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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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              Helping worthy causes good for you, everyone

              Editor Don Whitten notes how much cancer affects nearly everyone by pointing to his personal dealings with the disease, and then he urges people to get involved with helping their personal causes and concerns as he did last weekend by taking part in a fundraising car wash at Bramlett Elementary School. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  On Whose Side Is Our Side?

                  Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls words of his mentor, Jaybird, and favorite contemporary American, Ronald Reagan, about standing up to bullies, and wonders if our current leaders are anywhere near that same stance based on recent announcements. (April 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Rights – something to think about

                    Editor Don Whitten had a visitor drop by recently with a card that read, “The right to do something doesn’t make it the right thing to do,” and pondered about possibilities that he could have been pointing to, including the newspaper’s rights, the rights of government leaders and our rights in general. (April 12, 2010, Page 4A)

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