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Tragic shooting makes you think about life

Last week’s tragic shooting at a Batman movie in Colorado leaves us wondering about why tragic things happen, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the questions we have in light of the senseless actions. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

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    Raspberry leaves legacy for nation and Mississippi

    Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at some of the accomplishments and words of wisdom of one of her journalistic heroes, Okolona’s William Raspberry, who died earlier this week. (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Parking issue not one that’s going away

      Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

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        A conversation piece and a small donation

        “Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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          Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

          Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Testing the water – not the great white

            Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks has the itch to get a boat and get out on the water, but he’s not quite ready to make a big investment. He’s discovered an option that might fit the bill – an inflatable kayak. (July 12, 2012, Page 4)

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              We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

              Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                Trivia questions about Oxford’s ‘Mr. Bill’

                The annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference got underway Saturday and the community held a Day of Remembrance on Friday to honor the late Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner on the 50th anniversary of his death. But, how much do you know about Faulkner? Editor Don Whitten put together a quiz to test readers on how much they know about Mr. Bill. (July 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                  William Faulkner – an appreciation

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the past and present of William Faulkner and wonders if he wouldn’t be accepted a bit better these days than he was when he was writing books at Rowan Oak. (July 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Big week for celebrating birthdays

                    We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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