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Building memories through science

It’s that time of the year again – science fair time with projects for elementary and middle-schoolers. Do you remember your science fair projects and what did they really teach you? (January 28, 2010, Page 4)

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    Colts or Saints – who are you pulling for?

    The New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts meet in two weeks in Super Bowl XLIV. Who are you for? Archie’s son, Peyton? Or the “hometown” Saints who are making their first Super Bowl appearance? In the end, it’s not that hard of a choice. (January 27, 2010, Page 4)

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      So how much do you know about Haiti?

      With the eyes of the world centered on Haiti because of the devastating earthquake there, perhaps it’s time for a quiz on the country we’re reading, hearing and seeing so much about. How well do you know Haiti? (January 25, 2010, Page 4)

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        Oxford weather keeps you on your toes

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has lived in New Jersey and Florida, but she’s come to find that there’s no weather like that here in north Mississippi. She heard that if you don’t like the weather here, just wait a couple of hours. And that’s right, she says. (January 22, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Would later Double Decker be any better?

          After earning a reprieve from having to compete with the Ole Miss spring football game, now Double Decker officials are hearing from some local businesses that they’d like to see the local festival, always held on the final weekend of April, moved to a summer date. Are their reasons good enough to dictate a change? (January 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            What are we supposed to do in investing?

            In sorting through envelopes and packages entitled “Tax Information 2009,” Editor Don Whitten came across a report on his 401(k). He takes a look at how the past year or so affected his retirement funding and wondered if there’s a better way to battle the economic downturn. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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              Four-day school week an option to consider

              Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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                Maybe a lottery could help higher education

                It’s possible that funding for education in Mississippi could be assisted by a statewide lottery – just not exactly the way many would think. (January 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Some like it cold

                  Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze got a chance to see the differences in some people’s approach to cold weather during a recent cold spell while visiting St. Louis. Read her take on why many like warm weather and others prefer it icy. (January 14, 2010, Page 4)

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                    DeDe Fitts serves as an inspiration to many

                    Our time on earth is precious and few of us seem to learn that without some suffering. DeDe Fitts, who passed away Monday after a battle with cancer, learned how to deal with bad news and inspired many with his positive approach. (January 13, 2010, Page 4)

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