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A Stupid, Educated Man?

Local columnist Jimmy Reed worked himself into and then out of a jam when he asked one of his creative writing classes about malapropisms, puns, quibbles, spoonerisms and Freudian slips. (March 20, 2012, Page 4)

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    Biker’s death reveals need for toxicology tests

    Last fall’s death of cyclist Kevser Ermin on Highway 314 is apparently a closed case, but News Editor Jonathan Scott still has questions about the incident. Scott writes about some of those questions as well as the hope that laws will be changed about mandatory toxicology testing for those involved in all motor vehicle wrecks that result in death or serious injury. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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      ‘Cheesy grits’ have more substance than GOP agenda

      Notice how grits seem to be part of any national political conversation about Mississippi? Those grits, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, have more substance than most of what Mississippians and others have been hearing from the men running for the Republican nomination for president. (March 15, 2012, Page 4)

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        Spring break week always a special one

        Notice more parking spaces around the Square? How about shorter lines in stores and restaurants? With the weather nice, that generally means one thing around Oxford – spring break. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what many locals consider one of the best weeks of the year. (March 14, 2012, Page 4)

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          Dey Sho’ Bit Yesdiddy

          In a piece very fitting for spring break, local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back to a fishing trip he made with his childhood mentor. (March 13, 2012, Page 4)

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            How many politicians did you hear from?

            Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Jeff Justis writes about the Republican candidates for president and how some of their stances and those of the GOP create a paradox. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Giving up an hour never an easy thing to do

                Yes, it’s time once again to move the clocks ahead an hour as we begin daylight saving time. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the practice, including how difficult it is to adjust those first few days of the change in the spring. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  British taking US over?

                  Local columnist T.J. Ray, after getting a somewhat humorous email about the British taking back over control of the “colonies,” looks at some of the problems the United States is going through. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Celebrate women today

                    Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about women’s rights and progress as we celebrate International Women’s Day. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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