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So how well do you know your ‘times’ tables?

Have they changed the way youngsters are taught math, particularly the multiplication tables? Editor Don Whitten did an unscientific survey/study to see how well people knew their “times” tables and wonders if calculators and other modern tools have lessened how much time is spent teaching youngsters to learn – or memorize – their multiplication tables. (May 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Mom – always thinking of everyone else

    Co-Publisher Tim Phillips looks back at all his mother has done to help him, his brothers and his family through the years and takes the time to thank her on Mother’s Day weekend. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Local pastor Chet Bush writes in support of respecting women, relating a story from his past that helped solidify his position. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Oxford in spring: A hand-me-down economy

        Have you ever noticed all that “stuff” out by the street or road that looks like trash? Have you ever noticed how some of it disappears before the sanitation workers pick it up. Welcome to hand-me-down Oxford, Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze says as she relates experiences of her own with roadside treasures. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letter to the Editor

          Jaby Denton writes to comment on the Oxford School District building a softball facility for some $600,000 while the money might have been spent on classrooms. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)

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            Be wary when it comes to debt consolidation

            How many of you have seen or heard advertisements on radio and TV offering to help you deal with unwanted debt, credit card problems and high interest rates? Editor Don Whitten wonders why so many people still use debt consolidation with the reputation it has, and then figures that hope is what people want even if it is just as costly or is ineffective. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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              Who’s liable – and who pays?

              Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders how courts decide who’s really liable and who should pay when it comes to cases. Recent judgments leave him wondering how some get hit hard and others get off with a slap on the wrist. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Abbeville Mayor Betsy Aloway and the Abbeville Board of Aldermen wrote an open letter to thank Bob Collier, North East Power, District 3 Supervisor and Lafayette County workers for helping their community after the tornado last weekend, while Terry Haller wrote to tell how well Mississippi Public Broadcasting helped him with storm details and weather info. Kevin and Beverly Cole and Jeremy Freelon wrote to thank the Oxford Lion’s Club for their help in raising funds for the Lions All-State band, while Holt Montgomery wrote to say that condo dwellers in Oxford would also like to be part of curbside recycling. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                  I Hope They Starve

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on those who don’t like much about our state, our region or our country, but don’t mind living here. He suggests they live elsewhere and see how well they fare. (May 4, 2010, Page 4)

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                    College graduates and the job market

                    A survey by Monster.com about jobs and earnings for college graduates doesn’t pain the prettiest picture for those graduating this spring. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the survey’s results and their application in the real world. (May 3, 2010, Page 4A)

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