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Friday, April 18, 2014

California

Letters to the Editor

Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)

A step toward equality

Staff Writer Melanie Addington celebrates Wednesday’s decisions by the Supreme Court dealing with same-sex marriages and civil rights, but points out that there’s still lots left to do before everyone is equal. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Seeing the U.S. by saddle

Sea G Rhydr is crossing the country on horseback for not other reason than to pursue a life-long dream. She’s been on the road for 18 months, leaving from California and is headed to her parents’ home in New York. (April 22, 2013, Page 1, 14)

Can you be too rich to comment, complain?

Is there an earnings limit on the right to question and complain about taxes? Or do you just have to have the right complaint or comment? Editor Don Whitten looks into pro golfer Phil Mickelson’s recent comments and wonders why Mickelson is being berated for speaking out on something that affects him. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

Governmental dementia

If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

Taking on ‘heat’ in our schools, homes

Noticed the younger folks at your house asking for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Andy Capp’s Hot Fries? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the “hot chip” craze and what some schools are doing about it in their lunch and snack rooms. (October 22, 2012, Page 4A)

Into the wild blue yonder

Proud parent and Generations columnist Ryan Miller hopes an upcoming trip with his toddler daughter brings lots of great memories and little stress. (June 8, 2012, Page 1B)

Ready for the holiday weekend?

Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

How do you pick your answers, candidates?

When picking an answer on a quiz or voting in an election, did you realize you’re more likely to pick the first option if you’re not very sure about which to pick? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at that slight edge and its effect on elections. (October 12, 2011, Page 4)

Former UM professor may be gang leader

A university professor suspected of leading a motorcycle gang leader in California could have ties to Oxford and the University of Mississippi. (September 5, 2011, Page 3A)

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