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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Going, going, gone

Local columnist T.J. Ray compares today’s LOU community to one he wrote about six years ago, noting that many of the changes are probably not quite what most people expected in the name of progress and suggesting that you might want to snap a few pictures of your favorite Oxford scenes before they’re gone. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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    A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

    Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Meridith Wulff of the Lafayette County Literacy Council writes to thank sponsors and all of the volunteers who helped make the 2014 Young Authors Fair program a big success. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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        No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

        Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Lori Blaylock of the Oxford Artists Guild writes to thank of the young artists and all that supported the Youth Art Exhibition for helping make the event a big success. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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            Discouragement

            Local columnist Jimmy Reed talks about one of the biggest drawbacks to accomplishing things — discouragement — and how his mentor helped him learn how to deal with it. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Russ Owen writes about parking meters in Oxford, giving his personal experience with paid parking vs. free parking in Hot Springs, Ark. (April 1, 2014, Page 4)

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                College athletes employees of school? No way

                Are college athletes on scholarship employees of the school? A National Labor Relations Board ruling says they are, opening the door for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with the ruling and explains his stance on the issue. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  John Juergens writes to explain his opposition to early graduation policies for high school students. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Surprise deaths part of TV series world

                    With ratings periods coming around, it’s time in the TV world for changes. Sometimes those changes involve regular characters leaving a series or show. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing a regular killed off the other night in one of his family’s favorites, looks at shocking TV deaths through the years. (March 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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