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One of America’s icons saved – for now

There are iconic buildings and sites you look for on city skylines. For Editor Don Whitten, one of those has always been the Astrodome, the first of the large indoor domed stadiums. He takes a closer look at the Houston, Texas, dome and what’s going on with the nearly 50-year-old facility. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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    Yes, that was me honking at you

    Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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      Trip to Texas A&M one well worth taking

      Trips to Bryan-College Station, Texas, will soon become part of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss fans, but Rebel baseball fans can get a jump on the trip to take in a sporting event at Texas A&M. Editor Don Whitten, recalling a trip to a regional there years ago, points out some things to see and do in addition to the ballgames. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Mrs. Lynton S. Dilley writes about parking on the Oxford Square, saying that she doesn’t have any problems getting spots and wondering if building a parking garage might be an option to consider. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

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          Open Letter to Board of Aldermen

          Amanda Lewis Hyneman, a member of the Downtown Parking Advisory Committee, sends an open letter to the Oxford Board of Alderman giving them her take on the parking situation downtown and around the Square and options to consider. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)

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            Watch Out!

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of Xucuru hunting for food in the Amazon rainforest and his encounter with a feathered nemesis to make the point that we need to be wary of envy. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)

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              Keys to education — discipline, standards

              There has been a lot of talk recently about the pros and cons of charter schools versus the traditional school setting and their place in the education system. Columnist T.J. Ray feels there are two keys missing to education though — discipline and standards. (May 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Marie Barnard writes in to express her views on the sex-related education curriculum to be taught next year at Oxford School District and urges the OSD school board to choose the abstinence-plus policy.

                  (May 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Sending a child off to the Big Apple no easy task

                  New York – the Big Apple – was a familiar place for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg growing up. Still, Schnugg writes, there are hesitations and concerns as her daughter gets set to leave for a summer internship in the city that never sleeps. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Lafayette High School Student Council President Zach Cain and Student Council Advisor Gail Caldwell write to thank all of those who helped make Teacher Appreciation Day at the school a big success. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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