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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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    Sending a child off to the Big Apple no easy task

    New York – the Big Apple – was a familiar place for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg growing up. Still, Schnugg writes, there are hesitations and concerns as her daughter gets set to leave for a summer internship in the city that never sleeps. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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      Information thieves present new problem

      Most of us have heard about phishing – using email messages to “fish” for personal information that could lead to identity theft. What about “smishing,” the newest electronic slight of hand? Editor Don Whitten warns readers about getting smished through text messages. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Mari Boutin writes to suggest that the Oxford Park Commission start using a schedule of use and refundable deposit system for private use of the city’s recreational facilities. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Mr. King – his impact will never be forgotten

          Former Oxford High student Jake McGraw, now pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Oxford, writes a guest column about one of the inspirations in his life – the teaching of the late John Morgan King in an eighth-grade social studies class. (May 22, 2012, Page 4)

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            School’s out for summer – what’s next?

            The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

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              Youth leagues can teach more than the youth

              A recent trip to watch some summer league baseball in Water Valley brought on some exciting action, but also a disturbing exchange involving a fan, a player and an umpire. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks looks at the situation and what it should teach adults as well as kids. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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                  Considering alternatives to defensive driving

                  Been in a near fender-bender recently? Know someone who has? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at those near-misses and wonders if bumper cars might help some of the poor drivers pay a little more attention to others. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Timothy R. Wallace writes to encourage the city not to implement paid parking in the downtown area, saying that not having paid marking is one of the things that makes the Square so special. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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