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Movies are movies – but Cruise as Reacher?

Loyal readers of best-selling author Lee Child’s series featuring tough guy Jack Reacher must be a bit surprised to hear that Tom Cruise has been picked to play the character in an upcoming movie based on one of the books. Editor Don Whitten says he can’t picture the 5-foot-7 Cruise as the 6-5, 250-pound Reacher he’s been following in Child’s books. (August 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Patti C. Harris writes to say that, now with the budget crisis averted, it’s time to focus on excessive government regulations. (August 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      It’s not just the heat, it’s the apprehension

      Is, as T.S. Eliot wrote, April the cruelest month. News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests it might actually be August because of all involved with starting school again. He takes a look at the concerns that parents have to help their children from pre-K through seniors in high school deal with this month every year. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Glynna McKendree writes to thank all involved for helping the “Stand Behind Those Who Stood In Front of Us” campaign reach its goal much earlier than expected, and to remind everyone that the project and others to honor veterans is still ongoing. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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          Welcome home … Rest in peace

          Rep. Alan Nunnelee writes a guest column to honor Cpl. Judge C. Hellums of Paris, who was given a proper burial in Arlington National Cemetery recently after his and several soldiers’ remains from a WWII attack were discovered and identified. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)

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            School days can combine fun, education

            With open houses this week and classes beginning Thursday for most local students, Don Whitten takes a look at the “fun” parts of school – recess, lunch and activity period – and how they play a key role in the education process. (August 3, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jeff Justis writes to express his agreement with Melanie Addington’s recent column assessing the personhood initiative. (August 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                My Guys

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a moment to thank “his guys,” the men and women who wear badges as law enforcement officers and firemen and work to keep our world safe. (August 2, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Terry Jean Williams-Buffington writes to comment on the recent closure of the Domestic Violence Project home and to urge citizens to work together to save the shelter. (August 2, 2011, Page 4)

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                    All running for office deserve our thanks

                    Perhaps you have your Election Day schedule all planned out. Before, or after, voting, there’s one more thing that Editor Don Whitten says you should think about doing – thank all of the candidates for running and making the election process work. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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