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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mark Twain

It’s All About Resonance

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the “king of fruits,” the watermelon, and how he learned from an expert how to pick the perfect melon by thumping to check the resonance. (July 1, 2014, Page 4)

A Deal’s A Deal

Sometimes the teacher teaches better than he or she thinks. That’s the case, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, when Henry Henderson tried to pull a trick on his son, Horace. (September 24, 2013, Page 4)

Drawing Out Leviathan

Fishermen are always looking for advice on how to catch the next “big one.” Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his early fishing days, some of that advice and a special lure that produced a big catch. (April 23, 2013, Page 4)

Pearly-Eyed Wobbler

Local columnist Jimmy Reed issues a warning to Mr. and Mrs. American Consumer to check out the fine print and beware of the modifiers by recalling his experience with purchasing a super-duper, can’t-fail fishing lure as a youngster. (March 12, 2013, Page 4)

History Repeating Itself

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

Procrastination can have ill effects

Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Nver put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Mark Twain countered with: “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the conflict and issues that procrastination can cause for everyone involved. (September 24, 2012, Page 4A)

Multiple votes

Should we, as Mark Twain suggested, give people more votes in elections based on their education level? Or how about a proposal by Nevil Shute where votes were based on education, work experience, family members, et cetera. Local columnist T.J. Ray explores those options in relation to our one-man, one-vote system. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

Plan B

Local columnist Jimmy Reed heard his words coming right back to him recently when he gave an assignment to his students. The solution? Plan B, of course, which apparently should have been Plan A. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

No Matches Nationwide

Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates his recent experience with an Internet site promising matches for lonely people and the lesson he learned – sometimes you don’t need to be completely truthful. (April 3, 2012, Page 4)

What Angels Eat

Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

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