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‘Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall’

Are you a superstitious person? Avoid black cats, ladders and mirrors? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a closer look at some of his unusual practices that most would consider superstitious. (August 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Who gets excited about road construction?

    Why is it that most adults frown when they come upon a road construction site while youngsters in the back seat of the same vehicle are all smiles. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the perspective age offers to the machinery and workers involved with road construction. (August 8, 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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          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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            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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              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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                My parking option; now how about yours

                Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits she’s gotten a parking ticket or two in downtown Oxford. She also offers a possible solution to some of the parking questions and wonders what kinds of ideas others might offer to help with the issue. (July 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Gun control – questions and more questions

                  Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

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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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