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Old-Age Gauge

So, how do you tell if you’re getting “old”? Local columnist Jimmy Reed got a few hints from friends as he turns 68 – and now wonders if it’s not time to re-adjust his old-age gauge. (September 13, 2011, Page 4)

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    There’s more to hospital care than just doctors

    Most of us come and go to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with only one concern – how our loved one is doing. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out that there are lots of people involved in those stays and that care and he takes time to mention and thank them. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      ‘Pologize, Dice

      Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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        Are questions too hard, answers unclear or what?

        Are you a Curious George? Do you wonder about who’s responsible when gravel trucks’ loads crack windshields or who deals with political signs on the right-of-way? Local columnist T.J. Ray took these and other questions to those who you’d think should know, and he writes about the answers — or non-answers — he received. (August 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Asbestos almost as deadly as bullets, bombs

          When most people talk about the death totals from war, they only think about casualties of battle. Local columnist T.J. Ray points out other victims that are forgotten – those who die from mesothelioma and other complications from coming in contact with asbestos while building ships and other war materials. (August 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Something’s Rotten

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes to take issue with the fact that senior citizens are having to worry whether or not they’ll receive peace of mind – and a decent return on all the work and money they’ve put into the system through the years. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)

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              Interstate barriers – the best answer for safety

              Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at a new system designed to make highways safer – barriers in the median that include posts and cable. He looks into the cost and wonders if there might not be better ways to spend money or to make traveling safer. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)

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                What Angels Eat

                Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Election Day and time to vote

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray isn’t all that excited about some of the things that are part of election season, but he is sure about one thing – anyone qualified to vote should be voting Tuesday, Aug. 2. (August 1, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

                    Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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