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Double Decker 2010 – weather gets top billing

We just thought Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings were headlining the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Since midweek, however, we’ve found that it’s really Mother Nature this year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the weather’s effect on the popular event and all of the scrambling local officials have done over the past 48 hours. (April 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    John and Shelia Mohr, visitors from St. Paul, Minn., write to tell of how much they enjoyed their stay in Oxford and to thank their special tour guide, Mayor Pat Patterson. (April 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Saturday night memories

      Guest columnist John Morgan started remembering nights at the grandparents when he took his youngsters to his mother’s house recently. What happened when John was young? Big Star’s “Saturday Night at the Races,” “Lawrence Welk,” catching fireflies and chasing the “fog machine.” (April 23, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Cost of death penalty

        With the news that the Mississippi attorney general’s office is requesting permission to hold three executions during the month of May, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the death penalty and what its effects cost communities and the state. (April 22, 2010, Page 4)

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          Is it time to swap “virtual” fences for real ones?

          A few years back, the government decided to try “virtual fences” with radar, cameras and sensors along the border between the United States and Mexico. With illegal immigration becoming a bigger issue with each passing day, Editor Don Whitten wonders if lawmakers ready to swap virtual fences for real ones don’t have a pretty good idea. (April 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            Planted By The Waters

            Columnist Jimmy Reed’s 50th reunion of his Leland High School graduating class brought back memories of the way people were raised and got along in the past, and made him mindful of the importance of the two guideposts he and his classmates were governed by. (April 20, 2010, Page 4)

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              Who knew wonderful meals came in a can?

              Reading a story about the last sardine cannery in the United States closing brought back memories of eating meat and seafood products out of a can for Editor Don Whitten. He writes about his dislike for sardines, but remembers fondly dealing with vienna sausages and potted meat. (April 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Double Decker: Outside, inside and moving on

                Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look back at the changes in her approach to the popular Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford. (April 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Time to turn our attention to busy weekends

                  With Tax Day almost behind us, Editor Don Whitten says it’s time to start turning our attention to less stressful and more enjoyable times. He suggests events coming up locally the next three weeks – Red-Blue Spring Game at Ole Miss, Double Decker Arts Festival, Relay for Life – and other ideas of what to get involved with. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Patti C. Harris writes to take issue with a recent column by Don Whitten, and urges readers to take action on their own to know and protect their rights. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)

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