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Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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Telling the Truth about "Women's Health"

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” This simple principle...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    October 1, 2015

Congratulations to the Alabama Gazette on hitting sixteen years of publication. How has the law changed in these sixteen years?

Article III, Section I of the Unites States says, “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2015

HUMANITARIAN CRISES? NOT SO FAST!

Okay, I get it. I really do. The Syrian refugee crisis is a tragedy on a monumental scale. The picture of the dead child on the beach, the long lines, barbed wire fences and all the scenes...

 

Mr. Trump, "MANAGEMENT" is NOT an Answer…

I must begin with great delight in wishing the Alabama Gazette a very blessed Sweet Sixteen Anniversary as she remains a courageous “Voice of Reason” in our State. I honored to be a Gazette...

 

Arbitration: The Public's Right to Know

This column will focus on the privatization of dispute resolution in arbitration. Congress enacted The Federal Arbitration Act that required arbitration in all matters involving interstate commerce wh...

 

Immigration: Our Founders Were Right

Many topics will dominate this presidential election cycle, yet nothing stirs emotions on either side quite like the national discussion on immigration. But this issue is hardly a new one as our...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    October 1, 2015

October - Deer Season has Finally Arrived

It's that time of year when the weather's finally cooled off a little, the leaves are making a mess of the yard, and deer season has started again. On October 15th, the Northern Zone of Alabama began...

 

Pretenders & Contenders

The top teams in my "Top Forty" started the 2015 season well. Alabama...

 

Kansas City Chiefs Safety Eric Berry beats cancer, returns to football

In sports, there are always times when a player can get sidelined by a situation that they can not control, like an injury. There are also times when players get sidelined for reasons beyond sports....

 

WOLVERINES...Another One of My favorite Animals.

The wolverine is the mascot for the University of Michigan's football team and Michigan's state mammal. Wolverines look something like a mixture of a dog, a skunk, and a bear with short legs, long...

 

In The Statehouse

October 7, 2015: In 1986 Richard Shelby was a 50-year-old congressman from Tuscaloosa. He was elected to congress eight years earlier, after two successful four-year terms in the Alabama State...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2015

Economic Development

In my last article, I explained the failures and consequences of welfare programs for the so-called “poor” or “less fortunate” members of society. But there are also various welfare programs,...

 

STRESS? No Worries, We Have a Toolbox for That!

Coping with day-to-day stressors such as marriage, kids, work, finances, and life in general, is an important topic to examine. We all go through some type of struggle in our lives. I think the key...

 

America is at a Crossroad

ALL IS NOT WELL IN AMERICA. The enemy is targeting Christianity, and is doing so through attacking political and religious liberty. Pastors and chaplains are threatened, even chaplains at prison...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2015

FOOD CELEBRATIONS

I missed International Bacon Day, which is observed on the Saturday before Labor Day. I don’t remember what I was doing that day, but since it was a Saturday, I was probably eating bacon anyway....

 

STOCKING STUFFER

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas 2015, it might serve us well to recall a previous Christmas, one that occurred in 1777, at Valley Forge, Pa. The men who were seeking to break free of the British...

 

YOU CAN HELP AS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE

If you handle the finances of someone who receives benefits from Social Security, or you know someone who may need help managing his or her benefits, you may want to consider applying to be a...

 

HOORAH FOR FALL

Hoorah for fall, as it is now upon us....

 
 By Staff Writer    News    October 1, 2015

THE TUKABATCHEE COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF EAGLES

Animals gather under different and sometimes unusual names. There is the gaggle of geese, or the pride of lions. Many have heard of the herd of elephants or the covey of quail. Not quite so familiar...

 

AMERICA'S HOPE

Although the election of a new President for this great country is just over a year away, the pushing, shoving, and promoting of candidates is well under way. This fall we will see a number of...

 

Should A Christian Celebrate Halloween?

Bob Harrington, the former "Chaplain of Bourbon Street," preached one night and advertised his sermon title in the local newspaper: "Three Places Where There's No Problem With Racism." This was in...

 

"A SEED THAT LASTS FOREVER"

Fall. It is a season that reminds us of endings. Once thriving leaves now drop from their branches bursting with color, but dying. Beautiful summer flowers have lost their grandeur. Colder...

 

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