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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Health bills – and Pell grants?

Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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    On the shoulders of giants

    Local physician and Army veteran Will Dabbs pens a guest column telling about a recent and valuable friendship with World War II veteran John Ratliff, who recently passed away. Dabbs points out how much Ratliff and other veterans of his time gave for us to have our freedoms today. (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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      Nothing Frivolous About That

      A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

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        Don’t Be So Judgmental!

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at government, politics and politicians through the eyes of a judge. The judge’s criticism off all going on in the country might make you wonder a bit. (March 23, 2010, Page 4)

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          Pledge of Allegiance, anthem should be treasured

          Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Faustus’ Fate

            EAGLE columnist Jimmy Reed uses British literature and Christopher Marlowe’s character Faustus to take a look at how pride can affect so much even in today’s world – and particularly in politics and government. (March 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Some pets can be an invasive species

              Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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                The Gin – Hotter than hot!

                Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Like, Whatever

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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                    I’ll Still Be An Ant

                    Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)

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