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Once again, the public demands more news about monkeys and I, as the theoretical cigar-chomping, hooch-swilling, skirt-chasing, cholesterol-lowering-medication-taking, underpaid and overworked 1930s-style bureau chief of the fictional yet highly respected Monkey Action News Team, will fling …

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In the name of science – and because I knew there would be no peace until I did it – I spent most of a Sunday afternoon driving my senior biology major daughter from the home of one dog owner to another and another and another so she could determine why dogs do something I care nothing about.

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Putting myself in porn star Stormy Daniels’ shoes for a minute, which I swear never crossed my mind until now, I asked myself this question: What would I say if the president of the United States sued me for $20 million?

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A new study suggests television medical dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy” may misrepresent what actually goes on in a hospital, leading real-life patients to have unrealistic expectations about their care and recovery.

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 Note: In lieu of a regular column, Scott Hollifield this week submitted these journal entries, a detailed account of his against-all-odds struggle for survival during The Great 60-Hour Government Shutdown of 2018, writings that provide a harrowing glimpse of one man’s descent into madness.

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What better way to start off the New Year than with an old column? Please enjoy this slightly edited, warmed over repeat that is just as pointless and meandering today as when it originally appeared years ago. I will be back with brand new pointless meanderings next week.

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Note: Please enjoy your leftover Thanksgiving turkey and this slightly edited, warmed-over column first published back in 2000, when the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad train now called the Polar Express was known as the Santa Express and hauled a cargo of youngsters, parents and grandparent…

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  • By SCOTT HOLLIFIELD rhollifield@mcdowellnews.com
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More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have a message for the rest of us: If we keep shoving cheeseburgers down our goozles, bulldozing forests to build a never-ending stream of strip malls and producing young ‘uns like there is no tomorrow, there might be no tomorrow.

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In this confusing world of ours, is a bicyclist’s one-finger highway salute aimed at the president of the United States’ motorcade just a good old-fashioned form of political protest or is it an obscene gesture violating a company’s social media policy and a clear-cut firing offense?