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Local Columnists

Grappa in Radda

A work-vacation trip to Europe made for some interesting experiences for local columnist John Morgan, who writes about the value of GPS systems when in a foreign land and how surprises can pop up in the least-expected places. (August 25, 2010, Page 4)

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    Coveralls Behind The Door

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute in a memorial to a dear friend, Tony Fratesi, who, like his family, worked his way up the ladder and always remembered to help others along the way. (August 10, 2010, Page 4)

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      Obamas’ private vacation costs public money

      Local columnist T.J. Ray admits that the Obamas are not the first “first family” to take private vacations that include things paid for with taxpayer dollars, but he does question if it sends the wrong message in today’s trying financial times. (August 9, 2010, Page 4)

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        Conservation

        Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers hard times growing up, and looks at how times and people have changed as things got better. Now, he write, we’ve become a people who seem to have a hard time conserving anything. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Earmarks and communicating with lawmakers

          Are you bothered a bit by some of the earmarks that senators and representatives are involved with? Why don’t you contact them and let them know what you think? That’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds – or should be – as local columnist T.J. Ray explains. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Please Drive Carefully

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed hears lots from family and friends about his reluctance to join the 21st century, but relates a joke he heard recently that shows that not all who are “older” are as challenged as some think he is. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Americanism

              With Independence Day in mind, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that America has strengthened and prospered through the years because of what he calls “Americanism,” and he says it’s that same approach that must be present for the U.S. to continue on that path. (June 29, 2010, Page 4)

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                November 2010

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives his opinion on the current administration and results of the national elections in 2008, and says that the November 2010 elections offer voters a chance to clean up the mess. (June 22, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Copacetic

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, who weathered the toughness of the Depression to make a living for his family, and relates a recent visit to his father’s grave. (June 15, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Concurrent. Justice?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the fairness in a legal system that gives concurrent sentences for multiple crimes committed by an individual. Is one of the crimes unpunished? (June 10, 2010, Page 4)

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