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Ace Atkins takes on big challenge – Spenser

When best-selling crime novelist Robert B. Parker died a couple of years back, it was expected that his iconic Spenser character and series was gone, too. Not so. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the newest Spenser tale – the first of what could be many written by accomplished Oxford author Ace Atkins. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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    A great Saturday in good ol’ Oxford

    Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls home football game Saturdays in Oxford during the 1950s and relates his day full of activities that were intertwined with the Rebels’ game. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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      Ready for the holiday weekend?

      Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Access Oxford

        Small steps, sidewalk cracks and small doors aren’t a big deal to most of us, but what about to those who have to use a wheelchair or other assistance to get around or into places? Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the subject and encourages all of us to get involved to make Oxford more accessible. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Is it puzzles and numbers, or puzzling numbers?

          Ever since his geometry teachers introduced him to pi, local columnist T.J. Ray has had his share of troubles with numbers. Ray asks some hard questions related, of course, to numbers that puzzle him. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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            Ignunt

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed, after watching his grandson improperly deal with a sneeze, writes about how so many people – not only youngsters –  just follow the lead of others even if what they’re doing is wrong. (May 1, 2012, Page 4)

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              Playoffs great; changing formats not so good

              High school baseball and softball playoff games can provide two or three hours of the most entertainment and excitement you could ask for. Finding out where and when those playoff games will be is another story. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the ever-changing playoff formats and wishes that a format could be settled on and stuck with for a few years. (April 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                Inmon back with more stories in ‘Camp Re-Form’

                Local author Gerald Inmon is back with more stories in his second book, “Camp Re-Form.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Inmon’s book and some of the author’s thoughts about his characters and his writing. (April 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Avoiding sun can be about as harmful as sunbathing

                  Sun or no sun – that’s the question EAGLE staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has had to answer all her life with her fair complexion. The conundrum has continued with the sun harming her skin but also helping provide valuable vitamins, and she writes about dealing with something that’s there almost every day. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Thanks, social media; we’re plugged in but tuned out

                    Local columnist Deidra Jackson sees it every morning on her commute to town – people conversing on their cellphones. Who are they talking to and what are they talking about – and is it really something that’s meaningful? Real moments and memories, she writes, are what’s really important. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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