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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Opinion

With school traffic, think safety first

It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jane Scholl writes to agree with another letter-writer that there is a litter problem in the community and it will take a complete attitude change to take care of the issue. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Had … Bad

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        How long could you go with no cellphone?

        If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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          The aroma of change

          John F. Steffen writes, in a “Your Turn” guest column, about all the changes going on Oxford and his concern about where it will eventually lead. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Nancy Opalko writes to thank all of the teen summer volunteers and members of the community who helped with programs at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library this summer, while Barbara Smith writes to say that local donations are making it possible for Pantry clients to get fresh vegetables and even books to read. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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              School like life — full of twists and turns

              Remember those first days of school? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers his first day vividly — and explains why it’s stuck with him as he compares school and work.

               (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Gene Hays writes to pass along his good memories of former President Richard Nixon and his involvement with ending the Vietnam War and bringing the troops home as well as a personal contact from Nixon after he had retired. (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Climate change and women

                  Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

                    What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

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