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Building memories through science

It’s that time of the year again – science fair time with projects for elementary and middle-schoolers. Do you remember your science fair projects and what did they really teach you? (January 28, 2010, Page 4)

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    Colts or Saints – who are you pulling for?

    The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts meet in two weeks in Super Bowl XLIV. Who are you for? Archie’s son, Peyton? Or the “hometown” Saints who are making their first Super Bowl appearance? In the end, it’s not that hard of a choice. (January 27, 2010, Page 4)

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      Black-Eyed Peas

      Columnist Jimmy Reed figures we all know that you’re supposed to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck. But the Southern vegetable has different meanings for different people, even in his own family. (January 26, 2010, Page 4)

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        So how much do you know about Haiti?

        With the eyes of the world centered on Haiti because of the devastating earthquake there, perhaps it’s time for a quiz on the country we’re reading, hearing and seeing so much about. How well do you know Haiti? (January 25, 2010, Page 4)

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          Oxford weather keeps you on your toes

          Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has lived in New Jersey and Florida, but she’s come to find that there’s no weather like that here in north Mississippi. She heard that if you don’t like the weather here, just wait a couple of hours. And that’s right, she says. (January 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Would later Double Decker be any better?

            After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)

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              Curtailing cell phone use in vehicles

              Retired professor T.J. Ray wonders if we might get a better hold on the problem with talking and texting while driving if we put notices in government vehicles warning the drivers they could lose their jobs if caught. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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                What are we supposed to do in investing?

                In sorting through envelopes and packages entitled “Tax Information 2009,” Editor Don Whitten came across a report on his 401(k). He takes a look at how the past year or so affected his retirement funding and wondered if there’s a better way to battle the economic downturn. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Not To Yield

                  Columnist Jimmy Reed opts to follow the words of Tennyson and remain “… strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” (January 19, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Four-day school week an option to consider

                    Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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