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Labor Day – honoring the American worker

This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Elizabeth Shiver and Brenda and Bill West write an open letter to city officials urging them to find a different way to deal with – or to pay for – security issues in downtown Oxford. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Taking small, but tasty, steps to adulthood

      One of the steps to adulthood involves learning to prepare food for meals. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family are working with his elder daughter to help her make the transition to cooking her own meals and filling out her own menu – while she’s miles away at college. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Al Povall writes to say that bar owners should incur the major portion of the cost of hiring addition policemen to help deal with unruly crowds during peak business hours and when the bars close. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)

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          Pondering the need for more local policemen

          Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Jessica Perkins writes on behalf of the More Than A Meal program to thank the local churches, students, businesses and others in the community for helping make the Tuesday event possible. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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              ‘Pologize, Dice

              Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                Jobs’ move sparks memories of barrel of Apples

                Remember your first Apple computer? Or was it, by then, called a Mac? Perhaps your first Apple product had the “i” in front of it, as in iMac, iPod, iPhone or iPad? Editor Don Whitten, after learning of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ stepping down, recalls his first Apple computer from nearly three decades ago. (August 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Traffic concerns mount with return of students

                  Did you get caught in that massive traffic jam on Jackson Avenue last Friday? What about today? How’s it coming dodging folks who are paying as much, or more, attention to their cell phones than the road? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the last couple of weeks as the community adjusts to the addition of thousands of students and cars. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Are questions too hard, answers unclear or what?

                    Are you a Curious George? Do you wonder about who’s responsible when gravel trucks’ loads crack windshields or who deals with political signs on the right-of-way? Local columnist T.J. Ray took these and other questions to those who you’d think should know, and he writes about the answers — or non-answers — he received. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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