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The triangular negotiating table

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the ongoing negotiations and work on a Memorandum of Understanding for the new hospital to be built by Baptist, offering his take on different parts of the agreement and where he thinks things could be headed with local health care. (May 25, 2011, Page 4)

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    Sturm Und Drang

    Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)

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      911, 411, 811 not the only quick dial numbers

      Most of us have dialed 4-1-1 on our phones to get someone’s number. We’ve been taught to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. And we’ve heard about how you should “call 8-1-1 before you dig.” Did you know, though, that there are other quick dial numbers. Editor Don Whitten shares what he’s learned about 211, 311, 511 and others. (May 23, 2011, Page 4)

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        High school seniors: No need to be in a hurry

        After spending time working on the Graduation Section in today’s Oxford EAGLE, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks started thinking about his high school graduation and all that’s gone on since. Eubanks offers some tips to seniors graduating this weekend and next week. (May 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Mr. Anonymous and Old Fogies

          Do you get bothered when people use the term “old fogies” about older citizens? Local columnist T.J. Ray does, too, and he was upset with a recent piece titled “Old Fogie Pride” that came his way – until he gave it a closer look. (May 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Where do you expect to be on Sunday?

            Have you heard about the prediction that the world will come to an end this Saturday and that some of us will be headed to heaven and the others left behind? Editor Don Whitten takes on Harold Camping’s prediction and says we need to be ready any time, including Saturday, but that he seriously doubts Camping’s accurancy. (May 19, 2011, Page 4)

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              Isn’t it too soon for another 100-year flood?

              We’ll never see a flood like the one in 1927. There will never be a hurricane like Camille again. You’d think we’d learn to never say “never” about weather and related disasters. Even talk about 100-year floods and such are hard to understand, so Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what a 100-year event really is. (May 18, 2011, Page 4)

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                Die Prayin’

                Have you ever thought about what you’d like to be doing when it comes your time to depart this earth? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a conversation from years ago where the best answer was from the man who wanted to die prayin’. (May 17, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Familiar-looking author pens ‘debut’ novel

                  Mystery. Check. Mississippi author. Check. Debut novel. Check. That ought to attract the interest of lots of book-lovers around these parts, and that’s what Anna Michaels’ “The Tender Mercy of Roses” offers. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the book, the story and the author. (May 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Is it time for a new SEC baseball tourney format?

                    With the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament coming up in just a few weeks, Editor Don Whitten wonders if it isn’t time to consider changing the format for the eight-team tournament since most coaches and players don’t want to play the five or six games it usually takes to win the title because they’re already looking ahead to the NCAA tourney. (May 13, 2011, Page 4A)

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