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Nancy J. Smith writes to complain about annoying phone calls from candidates at election time as well as seeing campaign signs left up after the election, while Mark Camarigg writes to thank the local residents and businesses who helped make the 8th annual Blues Symposium a big success. (March 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Whitewashing American history hurtful to all

    Do you remember the epic TV presentation “Roots” from the late-1970s? Perhaps you’ve seen it since and felt its impact. Local columnist Deidra Jackson recalls when she saw the series and wonders about how we don’t seem to have many insightful, educational and entertaining things like that to teach history to the youth of today. With political correctness and other factors, she wonders if we’re not whitewashing our history, which does no one any real good. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Robert Mims writes to thank those who helped make the OHS softball field a reality and to talk about all of the positives the facility and program have for students and the community. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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        Are we on the fast track to $4 gasoline?

        Did you notice all the gas price jumps last weekend? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the multiple hikes and how prices are comparing now to just a month ago and to a year ago. Is the trend heading toward $4 a gallon gasoline, something that hit lots of people hard in 2008? Will the reaction be the same? (March 2, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Mary Katherine Perry writes to thank all of those individuals and businesses who helped make the recent Feed the Hunger pack-a-thon the big success it was with more than 142,000 meals packed for starving children in Africa. (March 2, 2011, Page 4)

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            An Arab-American’s notes on the Egyptian revolution

            Lee Habeeb’s guest column, which originally ran in the Washington Examiner, gives a local perspective on unrest in the Middle East. Habeeb points out similarities and differences between Arabs and writes that lasting peace is the ultimate goal for all concerned. (March 2, 2011, Page 4)

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              Frugality Is Fun

              In this materialistic, card-swipe age, frugality and thrift are often ignored. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points to his upbringing and his Mama’s mindset as he writes that America’s sub-motto should be: Frugality is fun. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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                The failed U.S. Postal Service

                Guest columnist Paul L. Westerfield takes on the U.S. Postal service, noting that it seems more self-serving than providing a reasonably-priced and productive service. He cites junk mail, unions and overpaid leaders as problems that need to be solved. (March 1, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Pre-spring fun: dream real estate purchases

                  Got a few extra dollars – a few million – gathering dust? Looking for a real estate bargain? Editor Don Whitten takes a fun-filled look around the world of high-dollar, celebrity-oriented real estate as he prices a mobster’s home, Truman Capote’s spread and some private islands. What better way to spend a dreary late-winter, pre-spring day? (February 28, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Community involvement and thanking the individuals and businesses involved is the subject of two letters today as LHS football coach Anthony Hart writes to thanks those who helped raise funds for the 2010 state champion Commodores and Molly Fergusson writes to thank all of those who took part in so many ways with the eighth annual Oxford Film Festival. (February 28, 2011, Page 4)

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