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Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Neither Should He Eat

    An initial assignment in one of  local columnist Jimmy Reed’s classes eventually led to Reed being a mediator as his students discussed Occupy Wall Street. In the end, Reed added his own thoughts about hard work and production. (January 17, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ablation!

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of God’s creations (good food, fish, salads, et cetera) and Satan’s responses (sugary snacks, pastries, salad dressing, et cetera) after a recent visit to his doctor discussing another of God’s wonderful creations – doctors who can perform ablation. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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        Getting into the store is often half the challenge

        Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a pre-Christmas shopping trip, pointing out problems that some folks seem to have with reading handicap parking signs, driving with cell phones to their ears and getting in the wrong lines to check out. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

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          The antidote to bullying is strong on policy

          Remember those kids or groups of classmates you’d just as soon not have to pass by when you were growing up. What they were doing – bullying, whether we called it that or not – is as bad, if not worse, these days. Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes on bullying to show that it’s something we have to tackle head on. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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            You Tell Me

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed is looking for ways to be more optimistic about the new year after receiving a message from a friend that contained frightening statistical data. (January 3, 2012, Page 4)

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              Lots of Good Samaritans around the community

              Local columnist T.J. Ray continues to point out Good Samaritans – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Compassion Ministries, American Red Cross, et cetera – around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community that we can all help in some way. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Do The Hard Part First

                Local columnist – and college teacher – Jimmy Reed talks about his father’s advice and how he makes that his annual New Year’s Resolution: to do, and to teach others to do, the hard part first. (December 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Belle, the beagle, a model to follow in 2012

                  Fanatics and risk-takers have a special place in local columnist Deidra Jackson’s mind and heart, and she points to Belle, the beagle, as one who followed her instincts and enjoyed a brief shot at the good life that she’s probably never forget. Jackson writes that all of us might consider imitating Belle a bit in 2012. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                    The Road of the Samaritan

                    Remember the story of the Good Samaritan. Local columnist T.J. Ray reminds readers of the story and tells how we can be good  Samaritans locally by helping with local organizations such as The Pantry. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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