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BMS president Jeff Byrd's life as leader, servant honored at service

October 21st, 2010 3:16 am by Jeff Birchfield

Jeff Byrd was remembered as much for being a servant as being a leader in an hour-long service Wednesday at Grace Fellowship Church.Byrd, who died Sunday at age 60 after a lengthy illness, was remembered as president of Bristol Motor Speedway and someone

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Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants

October 20th, 2010 5:53 am by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) The military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don't ask, don't tell" policy.At least two service members discharged for being g

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Soldiers in Alaska involved in Tea Party media arrest fracas

October 20th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

According to a military.com report, Army Spc. Tyler Ellingboe recently noted on his Facebook page that he won't be home for Christmas."I will not be taking leave and will not be leaving Alaska," he wrote. "Short on money and I have too much on my plate ri

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GOP group challenges Constitutional citizenship birthright

October 20th, 2010 4:35 am by Staff Report

PHOENIX Republican lawmakers in 15 states Tuesday announced a nationwide effort to change the way the 14th Amendment is interpreted and stop granting citizenship to babies born in the USA to illegal immigrants.A national coalition called State Legislator

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