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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 13

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Back door approach

Opponents of uranium mining may have had the upper hand Thursday when Sen. John Watkins withdrew his SB 1353 to avoid a vote because he knew 11 or 12 of the 15 on the Senate Ag Committee were against the bill that directed the state to write regulations for uranium mining and milling. 

Lights out

“Where were you when the lights went out?” is a question some people in New Orleans may be asking following the more than 30-minute blackout inside the New Orleans Superdome during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Feb. 6

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Mining, health risks and medical geology

A little known multidisciplinary field that spans the vast scientific landscape from medicine to earth science goes by the name of “medical geology.” 

Back to the drawing board

We expect several mouths were agape Thursday afternoon when senior associate J. Paul Lewis of Dewberry presented the board of supervisors with a master plan for the Halifax County Fairgrounds – complete with its $18.3 million price tag.

The funny season

Traditionally speaking, Southern Virginia experiences four distinct seasons, spring, summer, winter and fall, but the dividing line between the four of them seems to be less distinct the past several years.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Jan. 30

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Going to the heart of the uranium debate

The idea of uranium in Virginia seems as incomprehensible as dogwood trees in the Sahara desert. Even after reading the reports from various committees, the National Academy of Sciences report, hearing the contentious debates in the state legislature and seeing pictures of mines online, there is still an air of unreality about the enormous deposit of uranium found in Coles Hill, a settled farming community in the rolling hills of southern Virginia.

Indulging in the idolatry of Obama

Interestingly, I spoke to a very wise woman the morning after the inauguration who had attended the event. The woman, who had voted Democrat straight ticket, supports Obama’s first and now second term in office.