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Food Stamp Fallout

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the world of food stamps through his conservative eyes and also through the liberal progressive eyes of one of his daughters. (July 24, 2012, Page 4)

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    Some fads make you wonder

    Body piercings, tattoos, baggy pants, five o’clock shadows and baseball caps turned backward. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at various fads and wonders what will be next? (July 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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      ‘Easier’ parking for women, ‘honey-do’ lists for men

      It’s not a joke, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes – female drivers in a couple of cities have their own parking spaces. Perhaps we need to initiate some more “laws,” she adds, mentioning special guidelines for males when it comes to driving, dealing with illnesses and taking care of “honey-do” lists. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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        Put Me In, Coach

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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          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)

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            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)

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              A single life isn’t worthless or worth less

              The smallest of God’s creatures, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, is worth saving. Why not 3-year-old Memphis youngster Maurice Brown Jr.’s life as well? (July 5, 2012, Page 4)

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                The Yoke of Bondage

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about patriotism and the feelings of real Americans in a tribute to the United States as it celebrates another birthday. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Don’t Fish When Mama Says Don’t

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed thinks back to lessons learned in life, particularly one when his mother warned him not to go fishing on a day a storm was brewing. (June 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Here and There

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray has it figured out. There are only two things you have to deal with: you are either Here or you are There. Ray writes about life and how we need to approach the here and now with an eye toward the there and then. (June 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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