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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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            Animals recognized, finally

            It appears Mississippi is catching up to the rest of the country when it comes to protecting our pets and punishing those who mistreat them. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at some of the bills dealing with the issue that are moving through the Legislature. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ken Sufka writes to say that it seems, once again, that Mississippi public school and college students will be short-changed by state leaders when it comes to funding education. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Delivering pizza and practicing the Golden Rule

                The story of a pizza delivery driver noticing that one of her elder customers hadn’t ordered anything for several days and helping save the Memphis woman’s life has gone from a regional TV story to a national and international story. Editor Don Whitten sees a hero and also the value of loyalty, commitment and following the Golden Rule. (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Milly Moorhead West writes to urge city officials to refrain from putting up kiosks to deal with paid parking on the historic Oxford Square, while Jason Plunk writes to commend the city for its trash compactors that help with appearance and cleanliness on the Square (February 24, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Open meetings laws there to protect all of us

                    Violations or possible violations of open meetings and records laws are usually made by members of the media to protect the public’s right to know what their government agencies and representatives are doing. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why the media makes such complaints, and he also comments on a proposed law that would stiffen penalties for violations. (February 23, 2011, Page 4)

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