2007-07-18

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 […]

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REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN – Stephen Allen Robertson has been named chairman of the State Republican Party by the party’s central committee. Robertson, commissioner of the Governor’s Office for Local Development, replaces Gail Russell. He was selected by Gov. Fletcher following a meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Marty Rydell, Fletcher’s campaign manager. Robertson served in various capacities within the Republican Party, […]

Speak Your Piece

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com I have two things I would like to comment on. First, why wasn’t anything in your paper about Fleming-Neon Little League winning the regional tournament? Both the boys and girls won and are […]

Rotary offers scholarship



The Whitesburg Rotary Club is offering the Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship of $500 to a Letcher County student attending college during the fall semester of 2007. Criteria for selection of the recipient are scholastic achievement, person character, and financial need. Scholarship applications may be obtained by writing Roy Crawford at P.O. Box 929, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858, or by visiting the […]

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ONE YEAR OLD – Haylee Faye Frazier-Anderson is celebrating her first birthday today (Wednesday). She is the daughter of Casey Frazier and Jonathan Anderson of Whitesburg. Her grandparents are Rokie and Joyce Faye Frazier of Whitesburg, and Diana Anderson of Isom and the late Eddie Anderson. She is the great-granddaughter of Opal Anderson of Colson, and Frank Gibson of Isom.

Is video game competition made for TV?

Organizers, including DirecTV, hope new league catches on like poker tour

LOS ANGELES Four race cars barrel down a virtual track, jostling for position. Announcers shout their commentary over growling engines until a winner speeds past a checkered flag. The frenetic race televised on DirecTV wasn’t a NASCAR event. It was staged as part of a new video game league that aims to turn gaming into a full-fledged sport, as compelling […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS – 7/16 – 7/20 GENERAL HOSPITAL – Kate spills her guts to Sonny, confessing that there are times when she regrets having chosen business over a family but also admits that it was way too late in the game to change her direction. She says she’s terrified that her secret being exposed would cost her everything, but Sonny assures […]

Webb attends meeting in Boone, N.C.



Derek Mullins of Appalshop’s marketing and sales office was in Westminster, Md., recently to screen and lead discussions about films at the Common Ground on the Hill gathering. Among Appalshop films he showed were “Strangers and Kin”, “Stranger with a Camera”, “Sludge”, “To Save the Land and People”, and “Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers”. WMMT’s Jim Webb was in Boone, N.C., for […]

Life is not fair to fat kids



NEW HAVEN, Conn. Overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer, a new analysis concludes. Youngsters who report teasing, rejection, bullying and other types of abuse because of their weight are two to three times more […]

AARP plans picnic



The Letcher County AARP Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. on July 19 at Tolliver’s Pond on Highway 7 South at Jeremiah for its annual picnic. The chapter will provide the main course, drinks and bread; those attending should bring a covered dish for sides and deserts. This is the annual membership drive meeting and members are asked bring a […]