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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Discouragement

Local columnist Jimmy Reed talks about one of the biggest drawbacks to accomplishing things — discouragement — and how his mentor helped him learn how to deal with it. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Russ Owen writes about parking meters in Oxford, giving his personal experience with paid parking vs. free parking in Hot Springs, Ark. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

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      College athletes employees of school? No way

      Are college athletes on scholarship employees of the school? A National Labor Relations Board ruling says they are, opening the door for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with the ruling and explains his stance on the issue. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        John Juergens writes to explain his opposition to early graduation policies for high school students. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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          Surprise deaths part of TV series world

          With ratings periods coming around, it’s time in the TV world for changes. Sometimes those changes involve regular characters leaving a series or show. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing a regular killed off the other night in one of his family’s favorites, looks at shocking TV deaths through the years. (March 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Keep your trash; I have enough of my own

            Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits that she spends a lot of time cleaning up and picking up —because, in great part, she has two grandchildren living with her. She writes that’s all right; it’s the trash that others throw out of their vehicles that makes its way into her yard that really bothers her. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)

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              Culture shock

              Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the world we’re living in today — is there too much superficiality, too little reality — and what it will mean for future generations. (March 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                Small-town life offers training in impatience

                Living in Oxford has lots of obvious benefits. One of the ones we don’t think about, Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about, is that we rarely have to wait very long to get, or do, anything. (March 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Delinda Brooks writes about a recent story about a white male student at Ole Miss who is a member of a black fraternity, calling the move very inspiring and a true sign of harmony and reconciliation. (March 26, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Catamounts

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed, a giver and getter when it comes to practical jokes, recalls one he played on his cousin involving hot peppers and wild cats. (March 25, 2014, Page 4)

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