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In the second half of the 20th century, modern medicine was able to conquer smallpox and polio. Then, in the 1980s, another public health epidemic reared its ugly head: human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV and AIDS.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in, and supported, the 14th Annual Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82 and the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82.

I am writing in response to Robert Boudreaux’s letter titled “Abortion isn’t an issue for women alone” in the April 19 edition.

Mr. Horatio Moronta does not realize the irony of the Maryland Independent publishing his letter criticizing the American press on May 3, “The mainstream press has no credibility,” even though, in his opinion, it is “indentured to advertising revenue” and “is not about being right or giving …

I loved the article on North Point’s basketball star Jessica George in the Friday, June 14, sports section, “George concludes career at UMass.” It highlighted her success in Charles County Public Schools as well as her standout career at the University of Massachusetts. Her future looks brig…

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There has been a lot of conversation about the Fresh Start Academy program Charles County Public Schools is planning for next school year. I want to clarify some of the misinformation.

I’ve never been a risk taker. I’ve always played it safe. Yet in a couple of days, I will be taking the biggest risk of my life; I will be stepping out of the classroom after 30 years.

Sometimes, it makes me wonder if some folks consider the consequences of the things they say and write. Like those who protested against Obamacare and went all the way to another issue by proclaiming that the government should keep its hands off their Medicare. Some immediately saw the irony…

I want to expand on Mr. Robert Boudreaux’s, of Gloucester, Va., comments regarding his letter published in the Maryland Independent Newspaper Friday, June 14, “Safety net exists for unborn babies.”

Teachers, when the final bell before summer break rings, your students will likely jump out of their seats and race to the classroom door. Some will yell, “Goodbye!” Others will gratefully say, “Thanks for everything! Have a great summer!”

Honey bees have been on earth for more than 120 million years. Man has not been here for nearly as many years. Therefore, I contend that bees know more about what they are doing than man does.

Many pregnant women who can’t or don’t want to raise a child are often pressured into having an abortion as their only solution. That isn’t true. Just because a woman gives birth to a child doesn’t mean she has to raise that child. Two good pro-life options that save the child’s life are a p…

The week before Easter I was asked by my wife to go through all of my things and get rid of all the clutter. I did just that knowing that was the prudent thing to do. With so many other collectibles was a Washington Post dated Sept. 11, 2001. Stapled to the newspaper was a letter I wrote Sep…

Chicken is no health food. New research shows that, if you want to lower your cholesterol, you should pass on red and white meat and eat green foods instead — healthy, humane, environmentally friendly vegan food, that is.

Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. We are a socialist country. The entire world is a socialist world. It is a matter of how much …

The Bill of Rights, initially 12 amendments (two ultimately weren’t adopted), were submitted to the state legislatures on Sept. 25, 1789, to clarify certain individual and state’s rights not named in the Constitution. The Bill of Rights were ratified Dec. 15, 1791.

There seems to be a pervasive misunderstanding and ignorance of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state, most recently illustrated by a letter from Steven Lowe. He takes issue with the presence of the Bladensburg Cross, which was built after WWI to commemorate the 49 soldi…

The article “Making sure So. Md.’s fallen aren’t forgotten,” published in the May 24 edition, prompts me to make several comments. I was surprised to see the name Francis V. Adams listed among those killed during the Korean War. He was better known as Vernon. I believe my brother Walter and …

I’ve read the May 22 letter from the director and deputy director of the Charles County Economic Development office talking about “tax myths” and yet another Gary Hodge letter touting light rail. Both letters omit important context.