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Email sparks an interest

You get all those strange email offers and stories, too, don’t you. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a closer look at one idea that popped up in his inbox recently: helping your pet with marijuana. (January 27, 2014, Page 4)

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    Climbing the walls, small-town style

    Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about the problems parents with small children can have getting enough activity for their kids in the winter and says the Oxford Park Commission’s decision to have a free-play session will make a big difference. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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      OHS gym – a place full of memories

      The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

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        Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

        The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

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          Another Olympics with protests, boycotts?

          With the 2014 Winter Olympics just weeks away in Sochi, Russia, there’s lots of talk about terrorist attacks, human rights protests and boycotts. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at past Olympic controversies and what might happen next month. (January 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Time for a new war on poverty?

            Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

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              David Freeman – one of God’s good guys

              Preachers, pastors, rabbis, priests – whatever you call your religious leader – counsel, console and minister. Editor Don Whitten writes about the late Rev. David Freeman, who did all those things and did them very, very well. (January 15, 2014, Page 4)

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                Popular site offers window to the world

                Guess what’s usually one of the most popular sites in any community. If you said the local public library, you’re correct. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library adds to the community. (January 13, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Polar vortex – now that’s a cool name

                  With hurricanes, typhoons and major storms all getting names these days, Editor Don Whitten writes that he thought “polar vortex” was the name of the latest storm that rolled through much of the country. He then learned it’s not a name of a storm, but the name of a weather phenomenon. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Winters cold but the memories are precious

                    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the joy of “snow days” growing up in New Jersey and, after moving to Florida for many years, thinks about the chances of her children and grandchildren enjoying the winter weather and possible snow they could see in north Mississippi. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

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