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Giving up an hour never an easy thing to do

Yes, it’s time once again to move the clocks ahead an hour as we begin daylight saving time. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the practice, including how difficult it is to adjust those first few days of the change in the spring. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Terry Haller writes about some surprising views and information he heard at the recent meeting about the Avent flood control project, while Don K. Mutchler writes about the strange logic that must have been used in making decisions about the recent death of a cyclist. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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      British taking US over?

      Local columnist T.J. Ray, after getting a somewhat humorous email about the British taking back over control of the “colonies,” looks at some of the problems the United States is going through. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Celebrate women today

        Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about women’s rights and progress as we celebrate International Women’s Day. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Cal Bowen writes about taxes we all pay and touts the FairTax as a system that is simple and transparent. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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            Do you listen before starting to dial?

            One long ring? Or two short rings? That’s what Editor Don Whitten once listened for on the party line at his house – and now it seems as if history is repeating itself through technology. (March 7, 2012, Page 4)

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              Let Sleeping Women Sleep

              Some lessons we learn early in life; others we learn later. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates one he learned recently about waking up – even accidentally – women on days they don’t have to get up early. (March 6, 2012, Page 4)

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                Is it time to dust off the turntable, albums?

                To many in the younger generation, an “album” is a collection of songs, almost always on a compact disc. To others of us, as Editor Don Whitten writes, it’s a collection of songs on a vinyl record that comes along with artwork, lyrics and several other things in a neat album cover. Perhaps there’s a return coming to the days of vinyl and real album covers; one local store that just opened certainly hopes so. (March 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Melinda Staples of the Feed the Hunger Project writes to thank all of the individuals and groups who came together to help pack more than 109,000 meals at the recent Feed the Hunger Pack-a-thon. (March 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Technology can spoil you rotten

                    Eagle staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has learned a bit about technology and how we’re becoming a bit spoiled, and she wonders what stories we’ll be telling our grandchildren about “back when we …” (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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