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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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          We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

          Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

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            Fabianism In Education

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on Fabianism in education, noting that high expectations and hard work are the key to success in school and in life. (June 19, 2012, Page 4)

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              Inspection time?

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at vehicle inspections, wondering how many folks have it done when they’re supposed to and how much safer it makes the roads. (June 14, 2012, Page 4)

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                He Was An Eagle

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to his father, writing about his values and work ethic and how he overcame the challenges life brings. (June 12, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Oh, Fraptious Day!

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray looks back at the Sunday before Memorial Day, noting its calm and beauty as he observed creatures of nature interacting with each other. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Breaking news: 24-hour news is broken

                    Local columnist Deidra Jackson, who makes her living in journalism, never thought she’d see the day when she would give up on “breaking news” and 24-hour news channels. It’s happened, however, and Jackson says it’s because everything’s “breaking” in today’s world. (June 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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