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Harry Covert

Harry Covert

Harry Covert is a veteran journalist and writer, broadcast and print. He writes from Alexandria. His columns appear in numerous newspapers and can be found at www.thecovertletter.com.

Articles By Harry Covert

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THE COVERT REPORT/Has Baseball Forgotten It’s Past?
Aug 20,2013

The crisis infecting professional baseball with performance enhancing drugs really and truly affects all sports fans and citizens in general. It shows how the chase for money, accolades and success continues to permeate the current state of affairs even more than politics. As a baseball fan from long ago until today

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THE COVERT LETTER/‘Pot Parties’ for Politicos
Aug 17,2013

Is the next big social upheaval and battle ground slinking its way into the Free State and the Commonwealth? How soon will the money-raising events for politicos at all ranks simply become “pot parties?” Or, smoking for the poor and needy? This is not meant as a cheap witticism or joke on the populations

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THE COVERT LETTER/The Worldwide Breeding of Terrorists
Aug 05,2013

Those who dare call attention to or to comment about the increasing Muslim influence throughout the 50 states must take great precaution in their words. While the citizenry is lulled with the matters of immigration and the continual invasion from south of the border by those called undocumented


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THE COVERT REPORT/Jitneys to Journalism
Mar 19,2013

Back in the gentle days of my childhood, it was fun riding the city bus, from the stop near my house to the end of the route and back. Gosh, it was a joy and, no kidding, this five year old wasn't in danger of being attacked or abused by the friendly driver. In those formative

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COVERT MATTERS/ Dinner With Foxes and Confederate Money
Feb 28,2012

I always chuckled hearing the old line, "Save yore Confederate money boys, the South's gonna rise again." Andy Griffith made that famous. For years as a gag, I had fun using $100 confederate bills as a notepad, long before we had the joy of electronic mail. It felt good using first-class U.S.

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COVERT REPORT/In Haiti, 'Dirt Cookies' on the Menu
Apr 21,2010

I was on a working visit to Port au Prince, Haiti, back in November before the earthquake. The people are so poor they make “DIRT COOKIES” and sell them for 2¢ each. I saw how they are made — with dirt, salt and butter or lard. Then put on cardboard to dry in the sun. We went to the community in Cite Soleil,


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COVERT REPORT/Inmates Urged to Learn from the Past, Start Over
Feb 23,2010

“Idle minds are the devil's workshop,” according to a popular proverb. No where is it more obvious than in jails, detention center or prisons. The inmate services division of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office has instituted unique monthly programs for the express purpose of encouraging inmates

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COVERT FILE/When Blizzards Arrive, Sheriff and Staff Start Shoveling
Feb 23,2010

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne didn’t wait to marshal his "troops" into action when the two blizzards struck his beloved Alexandria, the latest on Feb. 5. First thing he did was assign members of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, both sworn and civilian, for duty in the City’s Emergency Operations Center. They performed



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