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‘Easier’ parking for women, ‘honey-do’ lists for men

It’s not a joke, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes – female drivers in a couple of cities have their own parking spaces. Perhaps we need to initiate some more “laws,” she adds, mentioning special guidelines for males when it comes to driving, dealing with illnesses and taking care of “honey-do” lists. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jessica Perkins writes, on behalf of the More Than A Meal board, to thank all of those who helped the organization serve the community during the past year, and to encourage all to become involved when it begins again later this year. (July 19, 2012, Page 4)

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      Parking issue not one that’s going away

      Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

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        Put Me In, Coach

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days playing high school football and the lessons he learned about life during those days. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Wilbur Lee Todd writes to say that we need to appreciate and practice the disappearing art of writing letters, while Jeff Justis takes issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and the values “Real Americans” have. (July 17, 2012, Page 4)

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            A conversation piece and a small donation

            “Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Patti C. Harris writes to point out that, after seeing that the Congress, courts and Constitution haven’t stopped President Obama’s agenda, only the voters can apparently do anything. (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

                Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Multiple votes

                  Should we, as Mark Twain suggested, give people more votes in elections based on their education level? Or how about a proposal by Nevil Shute where votes were based on education, work experience, family members, et cetera. Local columnist T.J. Ray explores those options in relation to our one-man, one-vote system. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Testing the water – not the great white

                    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks has the itch to get a boat and get out on the water, but he’s not quite ready to make a big investment. He’s discovered an option that might fit the bill – an inflatable kayak. (July 12, 2012, Page 4)

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