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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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                    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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