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An effective home remedy or old wives’ tale?

Editor Don Whitten writes about an unusual – to him – site he ran across earlier this week: a clear plastic bag half full of water and holding two pennies hanging from the corner of a back doorway. The simple hanging baggie has a purpose – to help keep flies out of the building. Is that just an old wives’ tale or an effective home remedy? (October 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Bullying today

    More and more examples of bullying among students, teenagers and young adults are coming to light, and so many of the cases wind up with serious and sad circumstances and actions. Staff writer Melanie Addington gives examples of problems students face from their peers, especially in today’s world of social networking, and urges adults to get involved to help control or end the practice of bullying. (October 7, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Sherry Wall writes to commend students at Lafayette High School for their actions in electing Amber Lawrence as their 2010 Homecoming queen, and to tell parents of LHS students they should be proud of their children. (October 7, 2010, Page 4)

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        Getting up to date and carrying us into the future

        Oxford City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny writes a guest column explaining the planning principles involved in dealing with growth in the school system. She discusses background, talks about making the best use of current facilities and gives a list of goals that can be accomplished with bond money that must be approved by local citizens later this month. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)

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          A drinking town with a football problem

          Local physician Dr. Will Dabbs weighs in on the culture of alcohol in the LOU community and how it affects so many. He relates, in a guest column, cases he’s had to deal with in his profession, and says it’s not just a money issue, a moral issue or a religious issue. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Kaye Bryant writes to praise the Oxford High School production of “Blood Brothers,” and to urge local residents to check out the drama department’s next offering, while David King writes to tell readers that voting is the most important thing they can do regardless of their feelings if two years has been enough to see change. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)

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              T. Roy, The Tater Tycoon

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Terence Royal who, after being turned down for a janitorial position, began a local produce operation that eventually helped his entire family. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Jack Howard writes to explain the position of many residents of the Avent Park Hills area in regard to proposals about Cedar Oaks, which is located there. He explains that safety for the people who live there is the major concern, and should be addressed when considering an exception to the municipal code. (October 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Government could cash in with old rifles

                  Would you or someone you know be interested in purchasing a vintage World War II and Korean War M1 Garand or Carbine rifle from the U.S. government? It appears there are crates and crates of them that were left in South Korea, but whether or not collectors and others will get a chance to buy them is up in the air. Editor Don Whitten sees this as a chance to raise a little money and please a lot of collectors and former soldiers. (October 4, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Language crucial, but do we need all these new words?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray has always stressed the importance of language, but he’s getting a little bothered by some of the words that are working their way into everyday use. He points to words like “modality,” “incent,” “analyzation,” “athleticism” and “physicality” as examples with most seeming to owe their popularity to TV announcers. (October 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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