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What’s with the un-handicapped parking?

How many times have you seen cars without handicapped parking license plates or placards parked inside those blue lines or in front of those blue signs? How many times have you see perfectly healthy folks get out of cars in those spots without any apparent concern about whose spot they were taking? Editor Don Whitten checked with local law enforcement officials to see what the general public can do about the illegal parking. (February 22, 2010, Page 4)

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    1st District race drawing lots of attention

    There was once a time – when Jamie Whitten and then Roger Wicker represented the district – when electing a U.S. Representative from North Mississippi meant sending the incumbent back to Washington in a landslide. No more. Democrat Travis Childers won the spot two years ago and is expected to face a challenge this year. (February 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Lena L. Ward asks “What’s going on with our government?” and gives her take on what some of the problems are in America. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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        Smith flight issue prompts important discussion

        The outrage over director Kevin Smith’s treatment in getting bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight offers the opportunity for the public to take a closer look at discrimination against overweight people. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Local reader and author Gerald Inmon wonders about the true value of a penny if it cost nearly a penny to produce one. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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            Langston Rogers leaves lasting impression

            Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers has been in the business for almost 50 years, including the past 30 with the Rebels. Take a look at Rogers’ influence on college athletics and the people in it as he gets set to retire later this spring. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)

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              Our Own Babylon

              Columnist Jimmy Reed wonders if America is headed toward its own Babylon. What can save the country – a change in who makes the laws? (February 16, 2010, Page 4)

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                Weekend snow almost perfect

                Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Smile! You’re on camera

                  Cameras at traffic lights. Cameras in stores. Cameras in police cars. With cameras everywhere, we should all be aware that it’s a lot easier to catch us doing something wrong. Is that an approach that’s being accepted? Columnist T.J. Ray debates the issue. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    For Valentine’s Day: A model for marriage

                    Valentine’s Day sparks Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze to think of how she didn’t look for someone like her father for a mate, but rather someone like her grandfather. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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