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This year’s college admission scandal resulted in parents being accused of bribing test administrators to change test scores or allow cheating.  This has resulted in some colleges re-thinking their position on the use of standardized testing in the admissions process.

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Mark Twain once wrote that “kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

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Everyone has a hidden talent. For some it might be wiggling their ears or being able to recite the alphabet backwards. My hidden talent is Jeopardy! . Yes, the game show hosted by Alex Trebek where contestants answer trivia in the form of a question is my hidden talent.

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Someone asked me recently how I come up with a column topic each week. As I write this one, my 300th since beginning this endeavor in 2013, the answer is easy. I write about whatever is on my mind. 

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Friday night will be the 15th Battle of the Valley that I’ve covered for the Sentinel. Seeing how this is 32nd meeting between archrivals Scottsboro and North Jackson, my math skills tell me I’ve covered nearly half of those meetings. 

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We didn't have Character Education in school when I was growing up.  Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension.  We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher's back: the sound of a…

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It was a summer, I remember. I walked into his office and he said, “I’ve been waiting on you.”

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This week, the nation will recognize Constitution Week in honor of the two hundred and thirty second birthday of the ratification of the United States Constitution.

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Most people view voting as a big deal.  They come out to the polls to cast their vote because they believe it is the only time their voice will be heard.  They don’t protest or write letters to make their point, they just do what they believe is the right thing.

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According to data provided by the nonprofit group, Gun Violence Archive, there have been 283 mass shootings this year.  Mass shooting is defined as one in which four people were shot, excluding the shooter.

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I don't usually write about sports, but since the Atlanta Braves are having such a terrific year, let's have some fun.

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College application season has once more come to terrorize the newest class of high school seniors.

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I wrote about “fixing stupid” recently, hoping we might see some progress. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go.

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Based on historical events, there are fads or trends that come along and everyone jumps on the band wagon and the next thing you know, it’s a “thing.”

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When people learn that I’m a ballet dancer one question seems to be asked more than any other; does standing on your toes hurt? Assuming that they’re talking about pointe shoes I just nod my head, smile and say yes. However, the experience of wearing pointe shoes is much more in-depth than a…

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When told the reason for daylight savings time, the old Indian said, “only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom and have a longer blanket.”

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I am not a sentimental person. I am too young to experience nostalgia and I don’t often stop to ponder the passage of time. I look towards the future and am always thinking about what is coming next in my life whether it is next week, month or year.

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I’m not the guy you go to when you need directions. As my wife will gladly testify, I have gotten lost in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America

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The best part of writing these stories is hearing from readers. Like the lady who once told me, “I really enjoy your columns. Who writes them for you?” 

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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free.  Send the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.  I will lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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SEC Media Days were held in Hoover — for the final time perhaps —  and they were light on news and heavy on speculation, predictions and perceptions. Alabama was the media’s pick to win the SEC Championship, predicted to defeat Georgia in championship game. 

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Mr. Webster defines a contradiction as a situation in which actions or propositions are inconsistent or contrary to a stated or implied position on a subject.

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First, let me apologize for a slightly misleading headline.  Hugh Moore has actually attended closer to 2,000 concerts. That just sounded snazzier to me.

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I have always attributed my continual faith in God to two things.  First is the fact that I have never doubted His existence or His power and second was my mother’s steadfast devotion to us by making sure we went to church.

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The contenders for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States were featured in a two night televised event last week. 

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There has been considerable speculation about future rulings with the new appointments made to the United States Supreme Court within the last two years.

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In today’s Sentinel I started the annual high school football schedule analysis series. For the next six weeks we’ll look at each local team’s 2019 schedule and all the facts, factors, history and possibilities that lie within.

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For the second time in two months, Alabama has made national news.  The last one involved abortion legislation.  This time it is sex offender legislation passed and signed into law by Gov. Ivy.

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A high school coach less than three months, Tracy Vest picked up one of his greatest wins the night his North Sand Mountain Lady Bison shocked defending state champion and powerhouse Fyffe in the finals of the Sand Mountain Tournament. A year later in the same tournament, the defeated No. 1 …

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The fight over access to President Trump’s tax returns got a little more complicated last week when the House Ways and Means Committee issued a subpoena for the information.

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It had to be like watching an old western on television. Imagine Wyatt Earp or Matt Dillion standing in front of the jailhouse as an angry mob gather.

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It was once said that mankind only came into its own when it was able to recognize itself and others as actual people.  Since that point, things have gone downhill.

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I will admit I am somewhat of a prissy head.  I know this because I’ve been called that on numerous occasions by members of my own family.  I am always the recipient of comments about what I’m wearing.  And it is always the same.  Someone inevitably asks me why I’m all “dressed up.”