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News to use: sex and its teachable moments

Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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    Keeping that want of wonder

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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      Flying The Pup

      Nothing drives some men more than ego which, as local columnist Jimmy Reed points out in a story about his early days as a licensed pilot, isn’t always a bad thing – unless it’s inflated. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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        Advice to those elected

        Local columnist T.J. Ray congratulates all of the candidates who won in Tuesday’s general election and then passes along several bits of advice as they get set to take office or continue in the one they already held. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)

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          The Blank Check

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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            Rights or privileges?

            Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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              The Child Who Never Was

              Jimmy Reed writes to tell a story about a young girl named Sally who makes several decisions that affect her and others lives, including the child who never was. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

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                No Match For Corn

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches British literature, found out recently that many of  his students are much more attuned to corny humor than the writings of William Shakespeare. (October 25, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Corduroy Horror

                  Adolescence, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, is a troubling time. And, he adds, if one falls in love during that time, it can be terrifying. He recalls a story from his past which shows how our feelings and reach all extremes. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Peace and quiet

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray, who spent four decades teaching English, looks at changes in language over the years as well as the amount of noise that enters into our lives, probably without us realizing it. (October 18, 2011, Page 4)

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