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Should political parties be dissolved?

Local columnist T.J. Ray passes along an article and poem printed back in 1949 and follows it by wondering if political parties, both the Democrats and Republicans, are to blame for things and maybe should be dissolved. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Greatness

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about greatness, that combination of preparation, coaching and desire that makes players and teams excel, and relates it to life. (November 29, 2011, Page 4)

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      My government recognizes me – well, sort of

      Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to show that his government does know who he is with the recent “prize” he received in the mail. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recently was reminded what all Thanksgiving was about and what he was thankful for. (November 22, 2011, Page 4)

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          Faulkner shot at me and missed, (Thank God)

          Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell discusses what it was like for him moving to Oxford from the Mississippi Delta shortly after World War II and an encounter with literary great William Faulkner on a hunting trip. (November 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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            News to use: sex and its teachable moments

            Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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              Keeping that want of wonder

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                Flying The Pup

                Nothing drives some men more than ego which, as local columnist Jimmy Reed points out in a story about his early days as a licensed pilot, isn’t always a bad thing – unless it’s inflated. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Advice to those elected

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                    The Blank Check

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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