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Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Considering alternatives to defensive driving

    Been in a near fender-bender recently? Know someone who has? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at those near-misses and wonders if bumper cars might help some of the poor drivers pay a little more attention to others. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Timothy R. Wallace writes to encourage the city not to implement paid parking in the downtown area, saying that not having paid marking is one of the things that makes the Square so special. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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        High school graduation a major milestone

        Do you remember your graduation ceremony? What about what you did afterward? Editor Don Whitten writes about high school graduation and the few changes through the years as we get ready to honor our high school seniors this weekend. (May 16, 2012, Page 4)

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          You Shall Receive

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed knows God has more important things to do than to give him a long-wanted Harley-Davidson. However, as he relates in this week’s column, there’s always hope because prayers are answered and miracles do happen. (May 15, 2012, Page 4)

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            Middle class affected most by tuition crunch

            Tuition increases at colleges and universities affect everyone, but they usually affect the middle class more. Editor Don Whitten gives Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ take on the situation in today’s column. (May 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Faulkner remembrance details a click away

              In 1962, when William Faulkner died, The Oxford EAGLE was a weekly newspaper and about the only way to deliver news sooner was through handbills. Now, with the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death coming up, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about technological advances and how The EAGLE will use its website to cover this historic event. (May 11, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of The Pantry to thank those who helped last month and also to remind the public of the upcoming 30th anniversary celebration scheduled for May 24 at the Ravine in Oxford. (May 11, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Censorship is still 50 shades of wrong

                  With libraries in multiple states deciding not to put the latest sex novel, E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey,”  on their shelves, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about censorship and its effect on readers and the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Preston Ray Garrett writes to encourage members of the community to attend next Tuesday’s public memorial ceremony to honor law enforcement officers, while Richard K. McNeer writes about the recent puppy mill story and asks others to get involved to contact their legislators to toughen the laws against puppy mills and animal abuse. (May 10, 2012, Page 4)

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