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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Local Columnists

Dealing with government regulations, policies

Local columnist T.J. Ray looks at decisions made by local committees, commissions and boards and explains how those decisions are often made and exactly where and how the general public can affect change in regulations and policies. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)

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    Hit’s De Principle

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls many of the lessons his childhood mentor, Jaybird, gave him about saving and spending wisely. He’s tried to pass that on to his children and others, noting that “Hit’s de principle.” (September 23, 2014, Page 4)

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      Youth Shows But Half

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at getting older and examines some want ads which use interesting terms to describe some of our elderly — er, more mature — citizens. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

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        The Generosity Of Gander

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of the generosity of the people of Gander, Newfoundland, when planes were directed to their airport on 9/11 — and the return of generosity by the passengers on Delta Flight 15. (September 9, 2014, Page 4)

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          Ineptocracy

          Local columnist T.J. Ray noticed a new word — ineptocracy — recently, and decided to look into possibilities about its origin and meaning. (September 4, 2014, Page 4)

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            Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks back at some of the Bible stories he used to read to his mentor, Jaybird, and how some of them seem to relate to the connection between peace and the ability to wage war. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

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              Savoring nature — a bigger, more magical world

              Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the wonders of nature and how it would be great if everyone had the time and opportunity to see that part of the world. (August 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Dey Might Bite

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares a fishing tale, of sorts, and a lesson he learned from his mentor. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Gamble No More

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes on a lesson he learned — about gambling and its costs — from his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Had … Bad

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

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