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Catchy plan, slogan can get your attention

Editor Don Whitten admits he hasn’t been following the Republican presidential hopefuls very closely – since the election is still more than a year off – but says his interest and attention has been tweaked by the recent talk of a 9-9-9 Plan. Whitten takes a closer look at Herman Cain’s plan. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Hans Sinha writes to clarify and correct some of syndicated columnist Michael Reagan’s comments about international law and the Amanda Knox case. (October 13, 2011, Page 4)

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      How do you pick your answers, candidates?

      When picking an answer on a quiz or voting in an election, did you realize you’re more likely to pick the first option if you’re not very sure about which to pick? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that slight edge and its effect on elections. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Janet W. Davis writes an open letter to the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County asking them to take a stand for life when voting on Amendment 26 next month. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

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          Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

          One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 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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              Laws that could make things easier

              When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

                Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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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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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jeff Roy and Ottis Anderson write to express thanks on behalf of the Lafayette County Fire Department for those who’ve made the fundraising campaign a success, while Jesse Wright writes to say that the Board of Supervisors’ vote to withdraw funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is a blow against future projects in the community. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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