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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Distractions affect all drivers

Research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic took a closer look at what causes accidents among teenage drivers. We think the same cause-and-effect report could be attributed to adult drivers as well, and we encourage adults to be a good example to the younger and would-be drivers riding with you. (March 30, 2015, Page 4)

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    IHL board members get an ‘F’ in Public Relations 101

    Award-winning public relations instructor Robin Street goes over mistakes and what should have been done to help the IHS Board come across a little better with the public in a “Your Turn” guest column. (March 30, 2015, Page 4)

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      Vision 2037 needs input from everyone

      The city of Oxford is taking proactive approach to dealing with the future by creating a comprehensive plan, Vision 2037, to get prepared. Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the group and upcoming meetings and what everyone in the community can do to help in creating the plan. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Legislative move to fix IHL system will continue

        State Sen. Gray Tollison’s concurrent resolutions that could lead to individual universities in Mississippi being governed by their own separate boards will not make it to the floor for debate this session, but Tollison and others will pick up the ball again next January and we encourage and support their ongoing efforts. (March 29, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Jones issue affects university, community

          Melanie Addington, in a “Your Turn” guest column, writes about Wednesday’s rally on the University of Mississippi campus to support Chancellor Dan Jones and the importance of everyone continuing to figure out what is best and next for Mississippi. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)

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            What we’ve learned during a busy week

            It has, indeed, been a week since the news first broke about the IHL board deciding to not extend University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ contract, What have we learned and, more importantly, what will we do with that information? We encourage a positive response and continued action. (March 27, 2015, Page 4A)

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              It depends on what you want to know

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a video he received recently showing college students being asked questions, and he expressed concern about some of the answers they knew and didn’t know. (March 27, 2015, Page 4B)

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                All politicians need is some Play-Doh

                City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Jones; supporters keeping at it, bills could weaken IHL

                  The UM Faculty Senate and Ole Miss Alumni Association have come out in support of Chancellor Dan Jones, and Wednesday’s rally on campus shows the support continues to grow. Meanwhile, work in the Legislature could ultimately weaken the State Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning’s power to make similar decisions in the future. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Following Golden Rule good for everyone

                    Serving others is good for them and for you, Editor Don Whitten writes as he discusses two recent phone calls dealing with helping your neighbor and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. (March 25, 2015, Page 4)

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