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Friday, October 31, 2014

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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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              Eminent domain initiative measure

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about personal property, eminent domain and the initiative that will be on the ballot in Mississippi in November concerning that issue. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Pencil Parable

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells a parable of a pencil and its job to talk about how mankind must be guided by its Maker and work diligently even though we don’t always understand what, or why, we do things and how that affects others. (September 27, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Age bias also casualty of air race crash

                  Local columnist Deidra Jackson, pointing to the recent air crash in Nevada, writes that we tout experience when we want, or like, older people doing things, but then we blame old age as the cause of problems when that seems to make the story better. Was age bias also a victim in the deadly air show crash? (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Times change; what about constitutions?

                    With three referenda on the ballot in the state of Mississippi this fall, local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the history of the Mississippi Constitution and wonders about the possibility of changes. (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

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