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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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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)

Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

Getting caught, called out on social media

A recent story was about a local pizzeria using Facebook to shame customers who’d taken or damaged something, while an Associated Press report told how a Los Angeles restaurant owner tweeted out information about people who’d made reservations and then were no-shows. Editor Don Whitten wonders if social media is headed in yet another direction with it being used to shame or embarrass people into doing the right thing. (April 8, 2013, Page 4)

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)

More Faulkner movies in our future?

Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)

Quentin Tarantino hooks Oxonians

OXFORD TOWN – Current Oxford actor Johnny McPhail and former resident J.D. Evermore have been cast in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” set to begin filming in January. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to check out the Film Freak’s coverage of the two actors and this awesome honor. (November 10, 2011, Page 11)

New Indie film to shoot next month in Oxford

OXFORD TOWN – A new film by local Jim Shollenberger will begin shooting in Oxford and the surrounding area this month. The film,“Bent Prism,” is a three-story anthology dealing with the pain of relationships. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington’s early coverage of the L-O-U community’s next film endeavor. Actress Haley Strode (pictured) will be in town filming one of the stories in the new film, “The Hardest Thing.” (June 16, 2011, Page 11)

911, 411, 811 not the only quick dial numbers

Most of us have dialed 4-1-1 on our phones to get someone’s number. We’ve been taught to dial 9-1-1 in case of an emergency. And we’ve heard about how you should “call 8-1-1 before you dig.” Did you know, though, that there are other quick dial numbers. Editor Don Whitten shares what he’s learned about 211, 311, 511 and others. (May 23, 2011, Page 4)

Youngster’s song brings out the worst in critics

Rebecca Black. “It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday.” Ring a bell now? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a closer look at the Internet uproar caused by a 13-year-old’s music video, and wonders if we aren’t being a bit too critical of the youngster and of something that’s not that important in the scheme on things. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)

Celebrity sightings (sort of)

Traveling for your job is not as glamorous as some might think, but it can lead to interesting trips and to meeting people considered “celebrities.” John Morgan’s column tells of two of his celebrity sightings, one Faye Dunaway and the other Shane Battier. (October 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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