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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Local Columnists

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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      Rights or privileges?

      Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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        The Child Who Never Was

        Jimmy Reed writes to tell a story about a young girl named Sally who makes several decisions that affect her and others lives, including the child who never was. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

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          No Match For Corn

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches British literature, found out recently that many of  his students are much more attuned to corny humor than the writings of William Shakespeare. (October 25, 2011, Page 4)

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            Corduroy Horror

            Adolescence, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, is a troubling time. And, he adds, if one falls in love during that time, it can be terrifying. He recalls a story from his past which shows how our feelings and reach all extremes. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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              Peace and quiet

              Local columnist T.J. Ray, who spent four decades teaching English, looks at changes in language over the years as well as the amount of noise that enters into our lives, probably without us realizing it. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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                Pazzo!

                Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Savoring the faces that matter

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray offers a friendly suggestion: spend less time worrying about your face and more time appreciating and savoring the faces that you meet. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

                    The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

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