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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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    Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

    Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jim Propes writes to ask voters to consider several issues about Proposition 26 that he hasn’t seen brought up by either proponents or opponents of the initiative. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Feeling Frodo and Sam’s burden

        Recent newlywed and Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows a bit better the plight of Frodo and Samwise from the “Lord of the Rings” as he’s had problems with a wedding band that’s a bit too large. He relates some of his recent scares in keeping up with his “precious.” (November 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Lena L. Ward writes to comment on the three initiatives Mississippi voters will see on the ballot next week, Dr. Doug Sanford writes to ask “if not at conception, then when?” and Martha Howorth writes to say that Proposition 26 is not a simple issue in a world that is not the best of worlds. (November 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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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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              Letters to the Editor

              L.J. Lewis writes to urge people to leave campaign signs alone, Betsy Chapman writes to ask if Personhood supporters will help the children already in the world, More Than a Meal’s directors thank those involved with the Merry Market fundraiser, Max D. Hipp writes to say that Initiative 31′s passage would have long-lasting and unintended consequences, and Sally Justis writes to say that everyone needs to quit trying to “out choice” everyone else. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                Want a good story? Check out Grisham’s latest

                Looking for a good story to spend a few hours with? Editor Don Whitten recommends John Grisham’s latest book, “The Litigators,” which many say is one of the best-selling author’s best in several years. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Getting prepared for the General Election

                  Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman writes a guest column to remind voters about next Tuesday’s General Election, and to urge them to study all of the issues and cast votes for the three initiatives on the ballot. (November 2, 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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