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Whose personhood?

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the personhood initiative, Amendment 26, that is expected to be on the ballot in Mississippi in November. She cites statistics about serious issues in our state and asks if those issues need to be dealt with more than personhood. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Deborah Patterson writes to thank all involved with the 2011 Women’s Football Forum at Ole Miss and to mention a local teacher she learned more about at the event. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

      Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Milly West writes about the Personhood Amendment and how education is the answer to the problem, while Ruth Steyn writes about the ongoing conflict over the debt ceiling and a federal budget. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Lots of ‘summer reading’ going on these days

          Notice more folks around the book stores and library? How about fewer youngsters outside? Many of them, Editor Don Whitten suspects, are working on summer reading lists and projects as the days count down until the beginning of school. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Julie and Geoffrey Yoste write to give their reasons for supporting Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor in next week’s Republican primary. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Bureau-Rats

              Like walnuts? Did you know there are some that would lump the tasty nut in with illegal drugs? Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at walnuts and other food items we’ve been enjoying for years and notes that there seems to be disagreements between folks in the FDA and others concerning their true value. (July 26, 2011, Page 4)

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                Are traffic cameras, tag scanners a privacy issue?

                Some like that technology is helping law enforcement officials while others are opposed to it and cite privacy concerns. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the issue and wonders if there might need to be a new definition of privacy. (July 26, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Having to pick a line upsets some of us

                  The closer it gets to voting on Aug. 2, the madder some folks get about the limitations of Mississippi’s primary voting rules. Editor Don Whitten is among those voters, and he points out that he’d like to vote for people on both the Democratic and Republican tickets but is going to have to decide which one to pick. (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Michael J. Nolte writes to relate his experiences with several local businesses earlier this year that shows why he and other outsiders see Oxford as a community that so many people would like to call “Home.” (July 25, 2011, Page 4)

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