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Payday lender approval needs to keep time limit

Have you ever taken out a payday loan? It’s something lots of people do every day, Editor Don Whitten writes, and it’s an industry he feels needs to be regulated and not given an open-ended approval to operate by the state Legislature. (January 28, 2013, Page 4)

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    Can you be too rich to comment, complain?

    Is there an earnings limit on the right to question and complain about taxes? Or do you just have to have the right complaint or comment? Editor Don Whitten looks into pro golfer Phil Mickelson’s recent comments and wonders why Mickelson is being berated for speaking out on something that affects him. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Vance Justice writes to encourage readers to take a further look at Justice Scalia’s opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller in regard to the Second Amendment and gun control, while T. Kim Funderburk writes to note the tremendous response and support of the lady whose house burned just before Christmas. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Having trouble with old technology

        Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks handles most modern technology with ease. It’s the older stuff that sometimes throws him a curve. Read as he deals with his “new” record player and different size records. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Syl Moorhead takes a closer look at charter schools and points out some questions to be answered and problems to be worked out before they become widespread. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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            Bubble gun decision leaves you wondering

            Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent incident in Pennsylvania where a 5-year-old girl was suspended for telling a couple of classmates that she wanted to shoot them and herself with her Hello Kitty bubble gun, and he wonders if sometimes we need to exercise a bit of common sense along with caution. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Philip Loria writes about the Bill of Rights and history in relation to the Second Amendment and gun rights. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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                History Repeating Itself

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Millie Stivers writes to say that the reason U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee voted against a bill to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy was because of all the “pork” attached to the bill, while Jack Dunbar writes to say that efforts to ban assault rifles does not violate the Second Amendment. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Outbreak of ‘snow fever’ melts away

                    It hit again last week – that feeling we’ve come to call “snow fever.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the phenomenon that, whenever there’s a threat of ice, sleet or snow, seems to send most folks racing to the store for milk, bread and eggs. (January 21, 2013, Page 4)

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