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  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Fictional elephant
    6. Comprised or embodied
    9. Attention grabber
    13. Swelling
    14. Possess
    15. Corner joint
    16. Moth-_____
    17. Mauna ___, Hawaii
    18. Be theatrical
    19. *He arrived with a puff of smoke?
    21. “___ and ____,” 1992 Tom Cruise movie
    23. *Former Haiti President, “Baby ___” Duvalier
    24. To clean corn
    25. Goon
    28. Redecorate, e.g.
    30. Vandalizing a car
    35. Donkey sound
    37. Push for something

  • Fiscal court vote on Handy House questioned; timing in poor taste

    The Harrison County Heritage Council (HCHC), a duly formed non-profit under IRS Section 501(C)(3), would like to express its extreme disappointment in the Veterans Day vote taken by six members of the Harrison County Fiscal Court.
    It is our understanding, that with the urging of Magistrate Frank Henson, the vote to demolish Ridgeway (aka The Handy House) was moved upon citing two reasons: safety/security and lack of action by our organization.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Bullying, e.g.
    6. Brown of “Back to the Future”
    9. Choir member
    13. Brick worker
    14. Bruin legend Bobby ___
    15. Show contempt
    16. At right angle to a ship
    17. Actress ___ Michele of “Glee”
    18. These lips sink ships
    19. *Reason to celebrate Thanksgiving
    21. *Pilgrim helper
    23. “C’___ la vie!”
    24. Chopped fish bait
    25. “Casablanca” pianist
    28. Maui dance
    30. Horrify
    35. All over again

  • How the Rosetta mission has renewed my faith

    As I am writing this column, I continue to switch between this page and live coverage of the Rosetta Mission, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) attempt to land a probe on a comet.

  • The giving spirit is a welcome part of early Christmas

    How can stores already have out Christmas decorations? Santa Claus and Rudolph? Christmas trees for heaven’s sakes!
    Yikes, let us at least get through Thanksgiving. Is this how the majority of people feel? Most likely.
    However, for some people, it’s Christmas all the time.

  • Crossword Puzzle Solution
  • Crossword Puzzle

    ACROSS
    1. Proclamation
    6. FEMA provisions, e.g.
    9. “____” by Van Halen
    13. *Like the Fonz
    14. Go a-courting
    15. Saints’ lights
    16. Holy water holder
    17. To carry, as in heavy suitcase
    18. Lowest point
    19. *Sabrina, Kelly and Jill
    21. *Tom Selleck’s private investigator character
    23. *”Wide World of Sports” opened with a failed ___ jump
    24. *Otis’ room on “The Andy Griffith Show”
    25. Chance occurrence

  • Make your infants weird this Halloween

    It’s scary sometimes what the internet teaches me about myself.
    When just browsing on the web, I try to resist clicking links to the teaser articles that have numbers in their headlines.
    You know the types of ‘articles’ I’m talking about:
    “7 Oscar-winning actors who started out as slasher movie victims”;
    “The 12 greatest horror movies you’ve never seen”;
    “8 words about 12 high-calorie desserts from 21 greasy spoon cafes in the American south.”