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Friday, October 31, 2014

Staff Editorials

Education funding hinges on ballot box

Thousands and thousands of Mississippians have signed petitions to place a referendum on the ballot in 2015 that would require complete funding of MAEP. That’s the first step; now we have to see how many people will go to the polls and vote for something that might raise their taxes or cut other services they want, too. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which serves a good purpose — the education of our children — but promises to bring more discussion before it’s all said and done. (October 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Maybe it’s time we check our priorities

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about the extremely successful fundraising effort that will pay off the fine Ole Miss received for its fans storming the field after the win over Alabama and also pay for the goal posts and other repairs needed, wondering how great it would be if we could get an outpouring of donations like that for local charities that help the truly needy. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Oct. 4 — a date that will live in Ole Miss history

      ESPN’s GameDay came to town. Ole Miss beat Alabama. The LOU community gained lots of positive media coverage. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at what made Oct. 4, 2014, so special, including coming up with a Top 10 list of things connected with the weekend. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Is there a downside to technology?

        Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibility that technology can be a concern, wondering how you balance the advantages and improvements with the loss of low-skilled and low-paying jobs. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Let’s control what our future looks like

          Publisher Tim Phillips, a life-long Oxonian, has noticed the same changes on the horizon as many other local residents, and he encourages all to take a look at what the future could be like and should be like. (October 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Stay classy, Oxford

            With so many visitors in town for the Ole Miss-Alabama game, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks reminds everyone to be on their best behavior. A look at some of the antics witnessed in recent years give examples of things not to do this weekend. (October 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Unlikely duo shares recovery program

              Singer/songwriter/actor Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson are in Oxford this week to promote their self-help book, “Gratitutde & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Williams and Jackson and their journey to write the inspirational book. (October 1, 2014, Page 4A)

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                So how much do you know about GameDay

                GameDay is coming. Finally. Chris and Herb and Lee and the gang will be set up in, or near, the Grove Saturday morning to make Oxford and Ole Miss the center of college football. Editor Don Whitten relates a conversation he had about GameDay, including some questions and answers that might prove interesting. (September 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Rush issues remain, but end result still up to students

                  Fraternity and sorority Rush just ended at Ole Miss. Publisher Tim Phillips recalls his day going through Rush and writes about the good and bad parts of the process and how it’s still up to students to make the most of the relationships they build. (September 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Let’s keep the book banners at bay

                    In honor of Banned Books Week, News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the books that have been at the top of the list through the years and also thanks local groups, businesses and organizations which have fought the fight against banning books and the right to express our opinions. (September 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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