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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Opinion

Concurrent. Justice?

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the fairness in a legal system that gives concurrent sentences for multiple crimes committed by an individual. Is one of the crimes unpunished? (June 10, 2010, Page 4)

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    Is it hotter now, or do we just need it cooler?

    Is it global warming or just getting accustomed to 72-75 degree machine-cooled air over the years that makes it so difficult to go outside or to places with the AC set on 78 or 80? Editor Don Whitten recalls days when air conditioners were not part of life and wonders if we’ve just hurt ourselves by getting too comfortable. (June 9, 2010, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Ricky Murchison writes about remembering the Sabbath and keeping it Holy as he takes a stance against Sunday alcohol sales in Oxford; Molly Fergusson of the Oxford Film Festival writes to thanks volunteers and kids who made the recent filmmaking worhshop possible; and John Drewrey of the Oxford Shrine Club wrote about the recent Shriners Carnival in Oxford and the upcoming Poker Run fundraising event. (June 9, 2010, Page 4)

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        We Shall Reap

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he received lately about a company CEO testing those who would be vying to run the company after he left. They were to raise plants from a seed he gave them and, as in life, they eventually “reaped what they sowed.” (June 8, 2010, Page 4)

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          Grisham hits home run with latest book

          To borrow a prhase from one of bestselling author John Grisham’s favorite sports, he has hit a home run with his latest book, “Theodore Boone – Kid Lawyer.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the first in what appears to be a series aimed at a new audience for Grisham – readers in the 8 to 14 age group. (June 7, 2010, Page 4A)

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            The law says what?

            Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about some of our laws and the enforcement of laws after hearing rumors of legalizing marijuana use in Mississippi and then seeing that many current marijuana offenders are getting off easy in court. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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              Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

              Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                Thimk!

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives readers the same list of items that appeared in church bulletins to help his college students see how important it is to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  End of an era with little fanfare

                  A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)

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                    When collecting items goes a bit too far

                    There’s a new “dirty” word floating around; this one isn’t a four-letter word, but rather a seven-letter one. How about you – are you a hoarder? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the disorder that’s sparked a TV show and has him wondering about his pack-rat tendencies. (May 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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