RECAPS – 7/2-7/6/12 THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Seeing how happy Bill was to learn the gender of his and Katie’s baby, Karen struggled with the idea of revealing her true relationship with Danielle. While hearing more about the Italy trip, Taylor was under the impression that Steffy might be hiding something. Thomas worried about Steffy’s emotional state […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There’s still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project […]

Moments in time

• On July 22, 1598, William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” is entered on the Stationers’ Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers’ Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material. • On July 19, 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing […]

Distances seem shorter now

As we travel down life’s pathway, we may sometimes think of the past and the way things have changed or at least the way they used to seem. In many instances things have changed only in our mind and the way we remember them. Even the trees are different. They were just little saplings as a barefoot boy, but are […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

July 5, 1962 Letcher County’s budget committee has submitted a proposed budget to Letcher Fiscal Court that would be about $11,000 less than last year’s. County Judge James M. Caudill says he and other officials have been over the figures and do not see how the $300,000 decline in tax assessments can be avoided. . County Jailer Ben A. Adams […]

Who’s the bigger jerk here?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I need your help to settle an argument I have with my no-good brother-inlaw from Illinois. He always drives at night with his fog lights on in addition to his headlights. He says he can see better with them on. I tell him, “Sure, but what about the way they blind oncoming traffic?” He says if […]


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