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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Syria – do we really want to get involved?

What do you know about Syria – other than the fact that it’s the center of controversy and could spark military action from the United States and U.N.? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the situation and wonders if this is the time to be getting involved in another military action. (August 29, 2013, Page 4)

National Guard awards medal to Oxford attorney

The U.S. Army National Guard recently awarded Assistant U.S. Attorney Bob Coleman with the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for his work in prosecuting a former soldier who stole a rifle from Iraq while he was there and brought it back to the states. (March 26, 2013, Page 2)

Vets show appreciation for Nutt’s Middle East trip

On Wednesday, the Oxford Military Order of the Purple Heart presented University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt with a plaque of appreciation for Nutt visiting troops in the Middle East two years as part of the Under Armour Coaches Tour. (April 21, 2011, Page 8)

Journalists discuss current wars at UM

Journalists Elise Jordan and Michael Hasting spoke at the University of Mississippi Thursday evening on their experiences covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (April 15, 2011, Page 10A)

An Arab-American’s notes on the Egyptian revolution

Lee Habeeb’s guest column, which originally ran in the Washington Examiner, gives a local perspective on unrest in the Middle East. Habeeb points out similarities and differences between Arabs and writes that lasting peace is the ultimate goal for all concerned. (March 2, 2011, Page 4)

Young people aren’t as sensitive as they used to be

Research has revealed that today’s students aren’t as bothered by other’s misfortunes as they once were. Columnist Deidra Jackson writes about young people of today not being as sensitive and wonders if the times they’ve been raised in have a lot to do with that. (October 28, 2010, Page 4)

Well-intentioned law needs one change

Many care packages to soldiers, sailors, marines, et cetera on bases and in action both near and far have long contained the same items: razors, toothpaste, wet wipes, paperback books, cookies and cigarettes or smokeless tobacco. Those last two items aren’t allowed to be sent through the mail any more, however, because of the PACT (Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking) Act. Editor Don Whitten argues that the ban should not affect the brave men and women standing in harm’s way. (August 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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