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One of America’s icons saved – for now

There are iconic buildings and sites you look for on city skylines. For Editor Don Whitten, one of those has always been the Astrodome, the first of the large indoor domed stadiums. He takes a closer look at the Houston, Texas, dome and what’s going on with the nearly 50-year-old facility. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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    Yes, that was me honking at you

    Local columnist T.J. Ray has made use of the horn on his vehicle recently, and he writes today about the transgressions that forced – or required – him to do that. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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      Trip to Texas A&M one well worth taking

      Trips to Bryan-College Station, Texas, will soon become part of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss fans, but Rebel baseball fans can get a jump on the trip to take in a sporting event at Texas A&M. Editor Don Whitten, recalling a trip to a regional there years ago, points out some things to see and do in addition to the ballgames. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

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        Watch Out!

        Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates the story of Xucuru hunting for food in the Amazon rainforest and his encounter with a feathered nemesis to make the point that we need to be wary of envy. (May 29, 2012, Page 4)

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          Sending a child off to the Big Apple no easy task

          New York – the Big Apple – was a familiar place for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg growing up. Still, Schnugg writes, there are hesitations and concerns as her daughter gets set to leave for a summer internship in the city that never sleeps. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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            Information thieves present new problem

            Most of us have heard about phishing – using email messages to “fish” for personal information that could lead to identity theft. What about “smishing,” the newest electronic slight of hand? Editor Don Whitten warns readers about getting smished through text messages. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Mari Boutin writes to suggest that the Oxford Park Commission start using a schedule of use and refundable deposit system for private use of the city’s recreational facilities. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Mr. King – his impact will never be forgotten

                Former Oxford High student Jake McGraw, now pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Oxford, writes a guest column about one of the inspirations in his life – the teaching of the late John Morgan King in an eighth-grade social studies class. (May 22, 2012, Page 4)

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                  School’s out for summer – what’s next?

                  The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Youth leagues can teach more than the youth

                    A recent trip to watch some summer league baseball in Water Valley brought on some exciting action, but also a disturbing exchange involving a fan, a player and an umpire. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks looks at the situation and what it should teach adults as well as kids. (May 18, 2012, Page 4A)

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