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Bucket-Mouth Behemoth

Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he’s been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount. Reed writes about the quest and talks about where the rest of the prize went. (September 4, 2012, Page 4)

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    Will ‘undecided’ voters keep an open mind?

    Democrats and Republicans alike know there’s a certain percentage of voters who’ve already made up their mind about who they’ll vote for for president this fall. It’s the “undecided” voters, which Editor Don Whitten takes a look at, who’ll likely decide the election. (September 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Driving guidelines, tips really pretty basic

      Driver’s education’s main message was, and is, pretty simple: Keep your eyes on the road. Editor Don Whitten notices that more and more folks seem to have forgotten that message and wonders how we can return to those basics in driving. (August 31, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Having fun in a ‘Quest’ for knowledge

        Good things come in small packages. And sometimes they’re just as good years later. So writes News Editor Jonathan Scott as he tells about the first set of Brain Quest cars his son received nearly 20 years ago. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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          Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

          Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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            Crosstown rivalry’s history keeps growing

            It’s time for yet another Crosstown Classic football matchup as Lafayette’s Commodores travel just a couple of miles to take on the Oxford Chargers in a Thursday night TV game from Bobby Holcomb Field. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen three dozen or so of the OHS-LHS games, looks back at the series and what can be expected tomorrow night. (August 29, 2012, Page 4)

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              Stupidity

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Atlas and Hercules and of Ayn Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged,” and relates them to economic stability – or unstability – in today’s world. (August 28, 2012, Page 4)

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                Getting close to not-so-favorite things

                Editor Don Whitten admits it – he’s not a big fan of most of our bugs and worms and such. However, in the interest of education, he writes, he’s helping with a school project that involves two well-known varieties – silkworms and pray mantises. (August 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Not the first rape discussion and not the last

                  Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Would student surveys really be that helpful?

                    Editor Don Whitten, after reading that it’s been suggested that student surveys might be helpful in teacher evaluations, pondered how he and his friends would have answered questions about their teachers when they were growing up. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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