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Options to consider to solving gridlock

Editor Don Whitten offers a few options to break the gridlock and stalemate common in Congress and often in state and local bodies. One was something one of his junior high coaches did – put the combatants against each other with 16-ounce boxing gloves on. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Deirdre Cooper Owens writes to urge state legislators to expand the number of Mississippians eligible for Medicaid, a move she says will help the state economically as well as in health care. (January 30, 2013, Page 4)

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      Chippie’s Demise

      Brotherly advice, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, might be more often ignored than taken. He relates a story involving his brother and a chipmunk that didn’t want to become a pet. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Retired Lafayette County educator James E. Herod passes along information about teacher certification and his take on charter schools. (January 29, 2013, Page 4)

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          Payday lender approval needs to keep time limit

          Have you ever taken out a payday loan? It’s something lots of people do every day, Editor Don Whitten writes, and it’s an industry he feels needs to be regulated and not given an open-ended approval to operate by the state Legislature. (January 28, 2013, Page 4)

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            Can you be too rich to comment, complain?

            Is there an earnings limit on the right to question and complain about taxes? Or do you just have to have the right complaint or comment? Editor Don Whitten looks into pro golfer Phil Mickelson’s recent comments and wonders why Mickelson is being berated for speaking out on something that affects him. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Having trouble with old technology

              Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks handles most modern technology with ease. It’s the older stuff that sometimes throws him a curve. Read as he deals with his “new” record player and different size records. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Syl Moorhead takes a closer look at charter schools and points out some questions to be answered and problems to be worked out before they become widespread. (January 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Bubble gun decision leaves you wondering

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent incident in Pennsylvania where a 5-year-old girl was suspended for telling a couple of classmates that she wanted to shoot them and herself with her Hello Kitty bubble gun, and he wonders if sometimes we need to exercise a bit of common sense along with caution. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Philip Loria writes about the Bill of Rights and history in relation to the Second Amendment and gun rights. (January 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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