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Please Drive Carefully

Local columnist Jimmy Reed hears lots from family and friends about his reluctance to join the 21st century, but relates a joke he heard recently that shows that not all who are “older” are as challenged as some think he is. (July 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Summers seem to be getting shorter

    The countdown has gotten serious. No, not the countdown until the start of preseason football practice or the countdown to the first game this season, but rather the countdown to students returning to school. Editor Don Whitten points out that the summer break seemed to start just a few weeks ago, and now there are signs pointing toward school buses, shopping trips for new clothes and changing summer schedules for school mornings. (July 12, 2010, Page 4)

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      E-readers popular, but still can’t top real books

      Everywhere you go, it seems like you see and hear about e-readers such as Nooks, Kindles, iPads and Kobos. Editor Don Whitten has seen the price of the new way to read books come down, but he’s still not ready to switch from buying and reading ink-and-paper versions. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Oxford Pantry publicist Barbara J. Smith writes to thank the groups who volunteered in the month of June, and to ask local farmers and gardeners to consider donating any extra produce they have this summer to the Pantry. (July 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Cable company leaves Lafayette County out in the cold

          Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for their recent emphatic “No” vote on giving the local cable company, MetroCast, a tax exemption. Cutting taxes, especially for schools, is a big no-no with customers and the supervisors made that clear with their vote. (July 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Run for Hope offseason work going strong

            You might think Lynn Sloan and others connected with the Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K are taking the summer off after their winter fundraising event. You’d be wrong. Editor Don Whitten catches up with Sloan and other race organizers to get an update on their offseason efforts. (July 7, 2010, Page 4)

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              Disability’s financial crisis

              Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Are you obeying all the new laws

                With new laws taking effect in Mississippi and many other states on July 1, Editor Don Whitten wonders if readers know about all of them. He touches on several, including some from Mississippi that will be affecting many across the state. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jan Smith Shults of the University High School Class of 1960 writes to thank all of those involved with this year’s Grand Reunion of 2010 which celebrated those students, teachers and classes from UHS. (July 5, 2010, Page 4)

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                    On the occasion of the 4th of July: A journey of a lifetime

                    Ole Miss journalism professor and guest columnist Samir Husni takes readers on his journey from childhood to now and from his homeland in Lebanon to taking the oath as a citizen of the United States as he and his family celebrate another special 4th of July. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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