July 5, 2005
'War' doesn't help the ego by STEVEN YOUNKINS The basement of an abandoned farmhouse offers two men a momentary glimmer of safety. "This isn't a war any more than it is a war between men and maggots," one says while slaughter ensues above their heads. "This is an extermination. " Director Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" is perhaps the hardest kick in the stomach that the human superiority complex might ever get. Set in present-day New England and starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, this sure ain't your grandmother's "War of the Worlds.
March 22, 2005
firstname.lastname@example.org MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Wondering exactly how many U.S. troops have died in Iraq? What the war is costing the United States or West Virginia? How many Iraqis have died since the war began two years ago? Answers to those questions can be found on an electronic sign posted in a window of the former YMCA building at 224 W. King St. in Martinsburg. Installed during an event Saturday that drew a crowd of more than 150 people, the sign will remain in place indefinitely, said Hilary Lo, a member of a group of local residents who decided to erect the sign.
November 4, 2009
It was Fox News that went to war with Obama To the editor: I am deeply concerned by Charles Krauthammer's column of Oct. 25 . It is dishonest to accuse the White House of going to war with Fox News. He knows better than that. It is Fox News that went to war with Obama, starting when Obama first became the Democratic candidate for president. And Fox News has been slinging mud at Obama ever since. And now that Obama decided to fight back, the right-wing conservatives accuse the administration of going after Fox News because they are "critical.
May 28, 2012
It is sobering to think that children who are in middle school have never known an America that wasn't at war. While not of the scale of world wars, we have still faced the daily reminder that we have men and women in harm's way, as reports of explosions, firefights and death reach our ears. As the years have marched on, it is perhaps too easy to slip into the mentality that this is the way it has always been and always will be. We pray that it is not. We long for an America at peace, which is, or should be, our normal condition.
April 4, 2003
Man, we needed this. Many thought finding Salt Lake City teen Elizabeth Smart alive and well was about as good as it gets in the good-news department. Jesse Lynch matches the feeling. While millions around the country celebrated the stunning news that Smart was found and quickly reunited with her family, the word of Pfc. Jessica Lynch being rescued could not have come at a better time. The Smart story turned our attention from the pending conflict in Iraq. It warmed our hearts, made us believe in miracles (because face it, most of us thought she'd never be found - much less alive and in relatively good health)
February 26, 1998
By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer With the immediate threat of war in Iraq receding, Washington County religious leaders Thursday led about 30 people in praying that war might be avoided in the Middle East. Clergy from four denominations joined at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown to pray for peace both abroad and at home. "The very fiber of our lives is threatened by violence. Whether it be in Iraq or on Potomac Street, violence is so prevalent," said the Rev. Donald Stevenson, of Christ's Reformed U.C.C.