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Divided holiday honors distinct deeds

LAST MONDAY the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated Lee-Jackson-King Day. The holiday was changed in 1985 -- before then, it was simply Lee-Jackson Day, honoring the two Virginians who were the South's top generals in the Civil War. By honoring three such contradictory heroes on the same day, the celebration of each individual's accomplishments is weakened.


Opinion

Divided holiday honors distinct deeds

LAST MONDAY the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated Lee-Jackson-King Day. The holiday was changed in 1985 -- before then, it was simply Lee-Jackson Day, honoring the two Virginians who were the South's top generals in the Civil War. By honoring three such contradictory heroes on the same day, the celebration of each individual's accomplishments is weakened.


Opinion

Weak gun suits not bulletproof

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy was sentenced to probation and counseling Thursday for putting soap in his teacher's drinking water, months after the teacher filed charges that the boy attempted to murder him with the soap -- death by Dial.


Opinion

Streams of grace

I KNOW they're around here somewhere, but I can't find them. I put them in a safe place so as not to lose them, and now I've lost track of where the safe place is. I'm searching my room for prayer cards because I need to call down a few favors for loved ones.


Opinion

Managing millennium's media mania

AS THE millennial craze moves into its final stretch this month, marketing geniuses scramble to launch the final phases of advertising campaigns targeting every possible product and consumer population.


Opinion

Pining for real tree

I CAN STILL sense my first Christmas. I see the bright lights, feel the warmth of the crackling fire, taste the fresh-baked sugar cookies, and hear the carols.


Opinion

New year, last chances

IT'S NOT the New Year yet, but the next column I write will be in the year 2000. The year 2000 may be the time of apocalyptic predictions, of suggestions of computer failure or terrorist attacks.


Opinion

Highlighting 1999's highs and lows

IT'S getting to be that time of year again -- the season when snowflakes begin to dust the bare branches of trees, sparkling lights decorate houses and shopping centers, and everyone is overtaken by the spirit of giving -- and buying.


Opinion

Clueless in Seattle? Protest overlooks details of world trade

WEDNESDAY'S Washington Post proved that America does have a culture. The story "Protests Delay WTO Opening" had many memorable images, but this was one of its best: "While the streets swirled, many businesses remained open; people sipped cappuccino behind the glass of gourmet coffee shops." The story referred to Monday's scene in Seattle, site of the World Trade Organization's 1999 conference.