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Summer of 2010 was event-filled – and hot

What do you remember most about the summer of 2010 as it officially ends this week? World Cup soccer? The Gulf oil spill? Sunday sales of alcohol? Or the heat? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a season that’s seemed very long and very tough to deal with. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Patti C. Harris writes to ask if the change voters were looking for has happened, and she urges people to take a closer look at everything before they vote again in November. (September 20, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Maryalyn Howell Bullion writes to remind people of the importance of the U.S. Constitution with the beginning of Constitution Week here. (September 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Some early history of the Oxford School District

          Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Mary Lou Owens writes to remind cyclists that they are required to follow the same traffic laws and obey the same signs as automobiles. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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              You can see where we learned our ‘hospitality’

              Editor Don Whitten relates an interesting story from a trip Oxonian Wilbur Lee Todd and his family made to and from North Carolina last weekend for a wedding, pointing out that there are plenty of good people around and noting that it’s clear where we learned much of our Southern hospitality. (September 15, 2010)

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                It Tolls For Thee

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed quotes from John Donne’s “No Man Is An Island” to wrap up a piece about the value of friendships and helping one another. (September 14, 2010, Page 4)

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                  9/11, books and the First Amendment

                  With the on-again, off-again plans of a Florida preacher to burn copies of the Quran in the news, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at issues involving the First Amendment and protection of freedom of speech. There’s a fine line that can be crossed when speech or actions become threats and dangerous to others, and there are many that feel this situation fits the bill. (September 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Social networking can get you in trouble

                    A Macomb, Mich., judge recently removed a juror, required her to write an essay and fined her $250 for commenting about an ongoing trial on Facebook. The judge sent a definite message, but there’s also another one there – people should be aware of the problems they can get into by posting photos and texts on social network sites. Editor Don Whitten writes about how searches of those sites can affect potential employees or those seeking advancement. (September 9, 2010, Page 4)

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