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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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          Buying A Penny Whistle

          After being accused of being a tightwad, local columnist Jimmy Reed offered a look into thriftiness and avoiding impulse buying by writing about his grandmother Reed’s way of dealing with items in the Sears Roebuck catalog. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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            Yes, that was me honking at you

            Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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              Watch Out!

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of Xucuru hunting for food in the Amazon rainforest and his encounter with a feathered nemesis to make the point that we need to be wary of envy. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                Rosa Parks, Thoreau and civil disobedience

                As random thoughts led to other random thoughts, local columnist T.J. Ray recalled one of his attempts at teaching Henry David Thoreau and civil disobedience to college students years ago. Ray writes about the lesson and how it relates to today. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  You Shall Receive

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed knows God has more important things to do than to give him a long-wanted Harley-Davidson. However, as he relates in this week’s column, there’s always hope because prayers are answered and miracles do happen. (May 15, 2012, Page 4)

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                    A reminder

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

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