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Bringing back a TV blast from the past

Remake, sequels and spinoffs work from time to time in movies and television. TV viewers, like Editor Don Whitten, who remember the glory days of crime-oriented dramas from the 1960s and 1970s, will see how well one of those shows does 30 years later with CBS bringing back “Hawaii Five-O” this fall. (May 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Gradually learning to accept graduation

    New Editor Jonathan Scott’s elder daughter and middle child is graduating from high school this weekend and heading off to a school far, far away from her parents’ alma mater right here in Oxford. He takes a closer look at school days and wonders how well the family will do with a student 1,000 miles away this fall. (May 21, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Money matters

      Local columnist T.J. Ray had a clerk examine a $20 bill he was using recently, and that made him wonder about efforts to thwart counterfeiters. Ray takes a closer look at money matters. (May 20, 2010, Page 4)

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        It’s time to watch seniors take the next step

        Editor Don Whitten writes about the upcoming commencement exercises at the local schools and recalls his days as a graduating senior. What advice should we give seniors – and when should we give it? (May 19, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Darlene Easson writes to tell a story about campaign signs that she’s witnessed in the community, while Joan Lunsford wrote to encourage parents and students to talk about how to handle the dangers of drinking and driving during prom and graduation season. (May 19, 2010, Page 4)

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            Walter Anderson’s vanishing world

            Local photographer Milly Moorhead West takes a look at what could be slipping away with the current disaster off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts in a guest column, and wonders when we will all realize that we’re all guilty in some form or fashion and we all can also be a part of the solution. (May 18, 2010, Page 4)

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              America’s Achilles Heel

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his days in education, nothing differences and similarities with community college students through the years. One thing he’s noticed – most students are still intent on earning their grades and disproving the claim that education is America’s Achilleges’ heel. (May 18, 2010, Page 4)

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                School project ends with healthy meal

                Education is a continual process and learning takes place all the time. One of the lessons Editor Don Whitten didn’t expect to be learning from the seventh-grader in his household, however, was healthy cooking and eating. A school project produced a meal of corn, sweet potatoes and, yes, buffalo that was both healthy and tasted good. (May 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Harold Prestage writes to answer national columnist Helen Thomas’ question about who Republican congressmen are representing. (May 14, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Police serve us in so many ways

                    Sometimes you don’t realize how much comfort and service policemen provide – until you need them in the middle of the night or at an emergency. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg reminds readers to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week. (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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