Moments in Time

• On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass wrote in his journal that he “was in constant expectation of some of them falling on the vessel.” It is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. • On Nov. 16, […]

Services set for Judith Mullins

Funeral services for Judith Carol Mullins, 68, will be held at 1 p.m. today, November 14, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Haymond to the late Arnold and Christine Hall Gibson, she died November 12 at her home in Jenkins. Mrs. Mullins was also preceded in death […]

When the press fights the president, the president wins


The East Room of the White House — with its vaulted ceilings, ornate chandeliers and gold curtains — is the closest thing to a throne room the United States has. When set up for a presidential news conference, as it was on the morning of November 7, it is magisterial. The president is announced, and the doors to a long […]

The (political) age problem


It’s against the law to discriminate in employment. As an old lawyer, I firmly subscribe to the canon of young doctors and old lawyers. And old legislators, some of the time. Nicholas Pelosi would the King of the Hill, and no one would be commenting on his clothes. It should be called Obama-Pelosi Care. But Nancy Pelosi’s still 78, an […]

Political Cartoon

Dilemma for moderate GOPers


If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries. The club was home base for John Lindsay, the legendary liberal […]

Halloween scares were horrific lies


Alas, no surprise here: A 5-year-old Galion, Ohio, boy who tested positive for methamphetamine after trick-or-treating was not given drug-laced candy by a stranger, the police now report. Instead, his father has been charged with possession of meth and drug tampering. The case was sad and suspicious from the start. The boy had barely eaten any of his candy, only […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1918 Patrick H. Hall, the eldest son of former Letcher County Jailer Will Hall and one of the county’s best educated young men, was killed in action in France on October 12, one month before the armistice was signed and the fighting ceased in the Great […]

Plane crash killed 37 Marshall football players and 38 others

On November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team clipped a stand of trees and crashed into a hillside just two miles from the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, West Virginia, near Huntington. The team was returning from that day’s game, a 17-14 loss to East Carolina University. Thirty-seven Marshall football players were aboard the […]

Nows Heres a Tip

• “I have two guest bedrooms that hardly get used until holidays. I keep the beds made up, but when I am expecting guests I will usually strip the beds to freshen the sheets and blankets. I toss the sheets into the dryer with a fabric softener sheet and hang the blanket outside in the sunshine for several hours. It […]


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