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Can Detroit show, lead the way again?

Detroit isn’t the first city to seek bankruptcy protection. And it won’t be the last. Editor Don Whitten looks at what led to Detroit’s decision and what it might mean for other struggling cities and counties around the country. (July 24, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Beware Bees, Bearded Brother

    Beards and bees don’t go together very well as local columnist Jimmy Reed explains in a column relating an experience with a pastor and his honey bees years ago. (July 23, 2013, Page 4)

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      Regardless of interest, student loans still an issue

      There’s hope that Congress has reached a compromise that will keep the interest rate on student loans lower than expected, but the issue of college loans is still there. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the concern that two-thirds of college students have. (July 22, 2013, Page 4)

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        CPI: Important, but hard to figure out

        The Consumer Price Index numbers were released earlier this week. So what makes up the CPI and what does it really mean. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the CPI, how it’s determined and what it – supposedly – says about the country’s direction. (July 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Syl Moorhead writes about Roger Williams, who set up the colony of Rhode Island as a land for people of different faiths, and his influence on religion and life in the United States. (July 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Being chosen simply means two mothers loved me

            Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about how she just found out – at age 45 – that she was adopted. Schnugg explores her emotions and how she’s processing the news. (July 18, 2013, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Lucia Vinograd writes to point out that Oxford is a microcosm of all that’s going on environmentally and that the community could, and should, be a model for sustainability. (July 18, 2013, Page 4)

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                Laws needed to protect basic education?

                Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a North Carolina law passed recently requiring students to be competent in cursive writing and to memorize the multiplication tables in elementary school. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Jean Shaw writes to thank Ole Miss staff members and incoming students for their donations that will help several local organizations. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                    All-Day Sucker

                    Remember those “dare you” and “double-dog dare you” times as a youngster? Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls an incident that falls into that category and the lesson a youngster learned. (July 16, 2013, Page 4)

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