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Wouldn’t It Be Great?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at politics and elections and wonders if things wouldn’t be better if the issues could  be discussed and debated in an honest and civil manner. (August 7, 2012, Page 4)

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    Pistorius’ story a highlight of London Games

    The 2012 Summer Olympics will be remembered for Usain Bolt, Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps – and Oscar Pistorius, an athlete who didn’t win gold. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the inspirational story of the double-amputee sprinter from South Africa. (August 6, 2012, Page 4)

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      The bright side of a dark night

      We all feel like we’ve come to know victims of the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting a bit better, but Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family actually do know people who were in Theater 9 two weeks ago. Scott tells the story of Steve Barton and Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent, who were visitors in the Oxford community for a couple of days on their tour across the country that included a stop in Aurora. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters question group’s efficiency

        It’s one thing to get a letter asking to be part of something you’ve had an ongoing or past relationship with. It’s quite another, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, to be approached by someone you barely know, and it makes you wonder about that group’s efficiency in recruiting members, raising funds, et cetera. (August 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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          When ‘fun’ can really mean ‘trouble’

          Hot days and watching kids play around the swimming pool sparked memories of escapades with squirt guns for Editor Don Whitten. Some of his water gun fun turned out to be trouble as well as fun. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Former Miss. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove writes to say that we need to look into all of the facts before a decision is made about managing health care in the state and dealing with the Affordable Care Act. (August 2, 2012, Page 4)

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              August – dog days or day of excitement?

              After what seemed like a long July, August is here. And what does this month mean to you: heat, school, football? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what’s head in the days and weeks to come. (August 1, 2012, Page 4)

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                Stayin’ Pow’r

                William Faulkner talked about enduring and prevailing. Nelson Mandela talked about perserverance. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about his friend and mentor Jaybird’s words for the same quality – “stayin’ pow’r.” (July 31, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Goals behind towing, booting parking violators

                  What’s the goal behind tightening down on parking restrictions and violators? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the options – prevention, deterrence, restitution, retribution and rehabilitation – and how towing and booting relate to each. (July 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Home is where the heart is

                    Meek School of Journalism and New Media Dean Will Norton Jr. recently traveled to Lebanon with Dr. Samir Husni (Mr. Magazine to most), and writes about their visit to Husni’s homeland and thoughts about returning to the LOU community – Husni’s home now. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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