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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Birds offer easy way to commune with nature

Editor Don Whitten writes about a newfound hobby – watching birds – and tells how it’s a relaxing way to commune with nature without having to leave the house. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Members of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics write to encourage state lawmakers to pass a bill banning texting and driving next year. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      I Hewed The Mountain Down

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed put his mentor, Jaybird’s, advice about working hard to practice when he took on teaching a class in mid-semester. Reed writes about overcoming “can’t” and not letting the dean, the students, Jaybird and himself down. (April 8, 2014, Page 4)

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        Poll looks into officials, Ukraine and missing jet

        Polls, Editor Don Whitten writes, give us a snapshot of the general feeling the public has on given issues. With that in mind, how about a look at how we feel about public officials’ approval ratings, what the U.S. should do in Ukraine and just what’s going on with the missing Malaysian jet? (April 7, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Omar Eaton writes about reactions to the blockbuster film “Noah,” and adds that we need to drop all animal products from our diet if we really want a pre-flood, Garden of Eden diet. (April 7, 2014, Page 4)

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            Some patrons were happier than others

            A night out at a popular local restaurant left Editor Don Whitten and his party, along with other guests, understanding why they say discretion is the better part of valor when it comes to getting along. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Going, going, gone

              Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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                A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

                Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Meridith Wulff of the Lafayette County Literacy Council writes to thank sponsors and all of the volunteers who helped make the 2014 Young Authors Fair program a big success. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                    No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

                    Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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