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Should ‘extras’ be limited at failing schools?

Would it help spark improvement at failing schools if students were barred from participating in sports, band and other extracurricular activities. Or would just limiting participation do more good? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at one idea that’s being discussed to help motivate those in failing and struggling districts. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Thomas J. Rosser writes to say that the Supreme Court should strike down Arizona SB 1070 because it supports discrimination. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Could recent attraction become addiction?

      We’ve all heard about addictions to alcohol and gambling. Editor Don Whitten is a bit concerned he’s headed toward another type of addiction after his recent introduction to something that’s been around less than two decades and yet is already used by millions of people. (April 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Murray Avent writes to clarify his conversation with Baptist Hospital officials and to give his stance on the selection of the site for the new hospital. (April 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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          ‘The Man Behind The Drums’

          You know a good song when you hear it, and it will still be a good song years later. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at some of those songs for him and relates his growing admiration for singer-drummer-guitarist Levon Helm of The Band, who’s struggling in a battle with cancer. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Terry Haller writes about the city’s plans for Avent Park to help deal with water issues. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

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              Three big weekends – and lots of visitors

              Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Ann McCullough writes about the ongoing local issue about farmers’ markets and explains more about the Mid-Town Farmers Market which will begin its 12th season next month. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                  A special day

                  A phone call from a stranger about a photo that ran in The LafaShopper News produced an eventful trip and new friends for local columnist T.J. Ray, who relates details about his recent trip to Harmontown. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Teaching Chickens To Write

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed remembers a childhood vocation – raising chickens and selling their eggs – and recalls how some people thought he could have even taught his fowls to write. (April 17, 2012, Page 4)

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