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Ready for the holiday weekend?

Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Access Oxford

    Small steps, sidewalk cracks and small doors aren’t a big deal to most of us, but what about to those who have to use a wheelchair or other assistance to get around or into places? Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the subject and encourages all of us to get involved to make Oxford more accessible. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

      The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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        Playoffs great; changing formats not so good

        High school baseball and softball playoff games can provide two or three hours of the most entertainment and excitement you could ask for. Finding out where and when those playoff games will be is another story. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the ever-changing playoff formats and wishes that a format could be settled on and stuck with for a few years. (April 30, 2012, Page 4)

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          Inmon back with more stories in ‘Camp Re-Form’

          Local author Gerald Inmon is back with more stories in his second book, “Camp Re-Form.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Inmon’s book and some of the author’s thoughts about his characters and his writing. (April 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Avoiding sun can be about as harmful as sunbathing

            Sun or no sun – that’s the question EAGLE staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has had to answer all her life with her fair complexion. The conundrum has continued with the sun harming her skin but also helping provide valuable vitamins, and she writes about dealing with something that’s there almost every day. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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              Preparing for Double Decker Arts Festival

              It’s looking more and more like we’ll have almost-perfect weather for the 17th annual Double Decker Arts Festival this weekend, and Editor Don Whitten offers a list of things for festival-goers to take care of and get ready for. (April 25, 2012, Page 4)

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                Should ‘extras’ be limited at failing schools?

                Would it help spark improvement at failing schools if students were barred from participating in sports, band and other extracurricular activities. Or would just limiting participation do more good? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at one idea that’s being discussed to help motivate those in failing and struggling districts. (April 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Could recent attraction become addiction?

                  We’ve all heard about addictions to alcohol and gambling. Editor Don Whitten is a bit concerned he’s headed toward another type of addiction after his recent introduction to something that’s been around less than two decades and yet is already used by millions of people. (April 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    ‘The Man Behind The Drums’

                    You know a good song when you hear it, and it will still be a good song years later. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at some of those songs for him and relates his growing admiration for singer-drummer-guitarist Levon Helm of The Band, who’s struggling in a battle with cancer. (April 19, 2012, Page 4)

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