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Having fun in a ‘Quest’ for knowledge

Good things come in small packages. And sometimes they’re just as good years later. So writes News Editor Jonathan Scott as he tells about the first set of Brain Quest cars his son received nearly 20 years ago. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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    Oh, happy day – when the campaigning is over

    Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about turning her political volume down – and possibly off – this election season because of all of the games that seemed to be being played these days. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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      Crosstown rivalry’s history keeps growing

      It’s time for yet another Crosstown Classic football matchup as Lafayette’s Commodores travel just a couple of miles to take on the Oxford Chargers in a Thursday night TV game from Bobby Holcomb Field. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen three dozen or so of the OHS-LHS games, looks back at the series and what can be expected tomorrow night. (August 29, 2012, Page 4)

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        Stupidity

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of Atlas and Hercules and of Ayn Rand’s book, “Atlas Shrugged,” and relates them to economic stability – or unstability – in today’s world. (August 28, 2012, Page 4)

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          Getting close to not-so-favorite things

          Editor Don Whitten admits it – he’s not a big fan of most of our bugs and worms and such. However, in the interest of education, he writes, he’s helping with a school project that involves two well-known varieties – silkworms and pray mantises. (August 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Not the first rape discussion and not the last

            Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Would student surveys really be that helpful?

              Editor Don Whitten, after reading that it’s been suggested that student surveys might be helpful in teacher evaluations, pondered how he and his friends would have answered questions about their teachers when they were growing up. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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                Nun’s Prayer

                Local columnist T.J. Ray offers readers a piece of valuable email he received recently – a prayer – and urges readers to read it slowly and aloud. (August 23, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Two-party system not shining these days

                  Statesmen, authors and others have warned, through the years, of the problems our country’s two-party political system could cause. Editor Don Whitten writes that’s exactly what seems to be happening these days as politicians seemed more concerned about their parties than the people they are supposed to serve. (August 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Brick’s Bed Buddy

                    Have a phobia? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a college roommate who wasn’t afraid of anything – but snakes. (August 21, 2012, Page 4)

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