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Send in the clown

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SHEPHERDSTOWN – Shepherd University has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the southeast, according to the Princeton Review. The New York City-based education services company selected Shepherd as one of 138 institutions it recommends in its Best in the Southeast website feature, 2014 Best Colleges Region by Region. This is the […]

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Book bag ministry

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The rape of a 16-year-old girl by two football players in eastern Ohio – a case brought to light by social media — is being used by a federal prosecutor to educate athletes in West Virginia about being responsible when texting and making posts on the Internet. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld […]

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Fortune magazine’s annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones debuts on this year’s list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from […]

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The ongoing revelations of the National Security Agency’s large set of domestic surveillance programs – including the collection of telephone metadata, internet traffic, search requests, email, satellite communications, and domestic mail tracking – now present us with a defining issue. The outcome of the struggle over this issue will be defining for the course of […]

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I’d like to thank readers for the feedback I received regarding last week’s column. It is great to know that there is concern regarding the National Security Agency and its proper role. There certainly is a divergence of opinion as to whether Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor. While I hope that he […]

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Acts of kindness  alive and well    A few weeks ago I noticed a man feeding stray cats behind a grocery store. I went over and talked with him and thanked him for his kindness. He said he feeds them every morning. I was happy because there are so many homeless, stray cats here in […]

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A boost for babies
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Readers’ feedback delivers good news We heard from a number of Spirit readers in response to our recent column on how the U.S. Postal Service’s shift of distribution tasks from Martinsburg to Baltimore was affecting which day the latest edition of the paper arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes. And woo-hoo, much of the news is good! […]

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