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TOP STORIES   To spy or not to spy?  That is the question.  Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of unknown yet preventable terrorist attacks, and keep our precious civil liberties untarnished, or, take arms against a sea of possibilities, and by our own foreknowledge, oppose them?   Shakespeare’s famous soliloquy wasn’t talking about terrorism, but the world is today.  The news has been full of stories about President Bush and his spying program [FULL STORY]


  FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT BILL: I am aware that the only people that read these letters are the political ghost writers that are experts in Washingtonese Double Speak! Senate Bill 1932, which was already passed by the House, is designed to gut the Social Services and Educational programs that many of the middle and poor class of citizens use either from entitlement or dire need! The present powers that be have determined that we are costing our government way too much money by using these ser [FULL STORY]

What are we saying? Editors note; The Herald Newspapers receives mail via the post office and the internet of all types. A writer approached us about writing a column wherein he can put some of the confusion in perspective from all the mail. While we are not condoning any comments or commentaries, we do believe the public has a right to know what some believe. With that, I’d like to introduce the first expose of many to come. If you feel you would like to put in your thoughts, [FULL STORY]


By Governor Phil Bredesen Dear fellow Tennessean: First, let me wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and offer my best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. The holiday season is a time to be with family and friends, to remember the blessings we’ve been fortunate to receive, and to reflect on our hopes and dreams for the New Year. During this time of celebration and reflection, I believe it is just as important for us in government t [FULL STORY]

Dolly Happenings

By Duane Gordon Dolly Parton fans won’t have to wait until February to hear her Golden Globe-nominated song “Traveliní Thru,” considered by many to be a front-runner for the Oscars next year. Although the CD won’t hit store shelves for another two months, Nettwerk Records this week released for legal paid downloading the “Transamerica” soundtrack featuring the song on iTunes. The song”s Academy Awards outlooks also brightened, with the announcement that two o [FULL STORY]

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