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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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The four chaplains practiced what they preached

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

The Windy State? It’s possible, but unlikely

Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)

There’s so much to be thankful for

Do you like lists? In honor of Thanksgiving, Editor Don Whitten gives us a Top 20 list – of Things to be Thankful For. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

Dealing with rogue websites

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood pens a guest column talking about plans to take on rogue websites designed to fool consumers into purchasing counterfeit and pirated copies of goods. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

Car-buying will be different – sometime

With gasoline prices holding pretty steady in the low-$3 a gallon range, it appears more and more of us will have to start reconsidering our approach to buying automobiles in the future. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options, including hybrids and all-electric cars, and wonders when changes will really start to take place. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

Asbestos almost as deadly as bullets, bombs

When most people talk about the death totals from war, they only think about casualties of battle. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out other victims that are forgotten – those who die from mesothelioma and other complications from coming in contact with asbestos while building ships and other war materials. (August 19, 2011, Page 4A)

For variety and good eatin’, consider Mr. Catfish

Perhaps you recall Bubba Blue telling Forrest Gump all the ways shrimp could be cooked and served. Shrimp has nothing on one of our local products – Mississippi pond-raised catfish – as Editor Don Whitten writes in a column about catching and eating the fish that’s being honored this month. (August 8, 2011, Page 4)

Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Bin Laden celebration too much or too early?

You knew it was big news when a presidential news conference is announced at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. And it was big news – terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The reaction across the country and in most of the world has been that of euphoria, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we are celebrating and partying a bit too much and a bit too soon. (May 2, 2011, Page 4A)

Putting a price on peace

It’s not so difficult to understand some of the price increases and economic reports we see. But what about something more abstract? How do you determine, say, the cost of peace? News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at putting a price on peace by studying some recent numbers in the United States Peace Index that show how all 50 states rank in peace and prosperity. (April 21, 2011, Page 4)

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