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Sun shines brighter over time in Mississippi

Guest columnist Layne Bruce of the Mississippi Press Association discusses progress over the last few years in Mississippi as far as open meetings and open records go. Bruce’s column is part of a closer look at government, the media and the public during Sunshine Week. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Robert Allen writes to remind readers that March 14-20 is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week and to give information about plans for the local MS group, while Laura Bradley writes to urge columnists, cartoonists, readers and friends to leave Charlie Sheen alone. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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      Celebrate Madison, but also FOI pioneers, heroes

      Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jim Shollenberger writes to express his frustration with all the “carping” about the proposed location of the new hospital, and he suggests that it’s time to allow Baptist to do its due diligence and see what happens. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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          Leave Lyndo Alone

          The things we do as youngsters in the name of growing up and having our clubs! Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days in the “Mohicans” and how they involved a youngster named Lyndo in an initiation rite that put him right in the middle of a “waust” mess. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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            Glad to be living in the 21st century

            Sinus infections and colds are one thing; pneumonia is a completely different animal. Editor Don Whitten talks about dealing with the illness that, he points out, would have killed his grandparents and put his parents in the hospital. With modern medicine and the good health care we have in the 21st century, however, it can be dealt with. (March 14, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Joanne and Mark Wilkinson write to thank Alyssa Schnugg and others at The Oxford EAGLE for the excellent coverage of the ongoing hospital site issue, while Edwin C. LeGrand III writes to remind people that March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Month. (March 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Barbara Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry Board to thank the people of the LOU community in the help provided for the “Empty Bowls Fundraiser” on Feb. 14, while Sherry Williams-Jenkins, Board Chairman of Doors of Hope, writes to thank the EAGLE staff on its coverage of the homelessness situation in the community. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                  State needs to do a better job with management of mental health care

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses Mississippi’s management of mental health care, comparing it to a Ringling Brothers Circus act. (March 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Dr. J. Keith Mansel writes to express his concern about the location of the new Baptist hospital on Highway 6 West and the premature signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. (March 8, 2011, Page 4)

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