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Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served eight years at the side of Gen. Colin Powell as special assistant when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later as chief of staff during Powell's service as Secretary of State, is scheduled to be the speaker at the forthcoming public forum...

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            Last Word in fun: Cribbage, Jan. 23

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                Recommended I took clothes to a well-known dry cleaner in Williamsburg. Among the items was a pair of slacks that had stains on them from gardening. The attendant refused to mark the stains on the slacks and told me all the garments are checked for stains. The slacks were returned with the same...

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