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News to use: sex and its teachable moments

Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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    Keeping that want of wonder

    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes to say that we all should work to overcome the fact that the speed of life today seems to leave us little time to wonder. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Willie Baker writes to say he voted for a Democrat and not a Republican in the state Senate race, while Betty Williams writes to inform readers about November being Native American Heritage Month. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

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        Using the past to deal with the present, future

        Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Max Hill writes to give his take on state Sen. Gray Tollison’s switching political parties after being re-elected earlier this month. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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            Dealing with rogue websites

            Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood pens a guest column talking about plans to take on rogue websites designed to fool consumers into purchasing counterfeit and pirated copies of goods. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Flying The Pup

              Nothing drives some men more than ego which, as local columnist Jimmy Reed points out in a story about his early days as a licensed pilot, isn’t always a bad thing – unless it’s inflated. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                Car-buying will be different – sometime

                With gasoline prices holding pretty steady in the low-$3 a gallon range, it appears more and more of us will have to start reconsidering our approach to buying automobiles in the future. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options, including hybrids and all-electric cars, and wonders when changes will really start to take place. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the community-minded volunteers who help The Pantry and to inform readers that specially-designed Pantry Donation cards are available for the holiday season. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

                    We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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