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Good Gossip

Bad gossip and good storytelling share, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, a characteristic that makes one more injurious and the other more interesting. Reed relates a recent discussion with some of his students and makes the point that there’s no such thing as good gossip. (January 4, 2011, Page 4)

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    Probation. Probation?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at several recent court cases, some high profile and others not so well-known, and observes how it seems that probation and not jail time is often the sentence. Is Lady Justice really blind, he asks. (December 30, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Naturalness

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about a friend and former student to show a trait he’s resolving to try to take on in 2011 – naturalness. (December 28, 2010, Page 4)

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        Your best gifts won’t be wrapped this Christmas

        While we seem, every year, to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holidays, local columnist Deidra Jackson says we need to make sure we embrace the ordinary and important things in life at this special time of the year. (December 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Courage

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            A tough decision, but a good one

            There are decisions we make every day and there are decisions we make that affect us forever. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks had one to make recently and, from the story he tells and the results he got, he made the right one. (December 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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              The world beyond Scrooge and Snopes

              In today’s information age, there’s so much out there that you don’t know what to believe and what to doubt. There are also website that try to debunk rumors and such, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the real motivation for them. (December 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Faith

                Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed talks about ways he works to help improve his students’ vocabularies and ends up taking a deeper look into Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and how that helps show a definition of faith. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Too much of a good thing isn’t so good

                  It’s sobering to think that at some point in our lifetimes, a dear friend might turn on us some day. Local columnist Deidra Jackson talks about some of those friends – holiday food and drink – and how she’s dealing with them. (December 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Bikers need to follow rules of the road, too

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that some of the biggest challenges to driving locally are not other cars, but actually people riding bicycles. He wonders about rules of the road and insurance as cyclists take their spots on the roadways. (December 9, 2010, Page 4)

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