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Thursday, April 17, 2014

T.J. Ray

Money matters

Local columnist T.J. Ray had a clerk examine a $20 bill he was using recently, and that made him wonder about efforts to thwart counterfeiters. Ray takes a closer look at money matters. (May 20, 2010, Page 4)

Who’s not guilty?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on litter with a column showing how easy some folks must think it is to clean up trash since they don’t hesitate to put it out. Who among us is not guilty? (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

Who’s liable – and who pays?

Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders how courts decide who’s really liable and who should pay when it comes to cases. Recent judgments leave him wondering how some get hit hard and others get off with a slap on the wrist. (May 5, 2010, Page 4)

Discrimination now moving to athletic facilities?

Columnist T.J. Ray has seen all types of discrimination challenged over the years, but is now starting to see another type – in facilities for athletics and other endeavors on college campuses. What group might find a way to make use of an indoor facility? (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

Health bills – and Pell grants?

Local columnist T.J. Ray says he’s still trying to wrap his head around all of the health care bill and issues, but he’s having problems when things like Pell grants for college students gets in the middle of the mix. (April 2, 2010, Page 4A)

Pledge of Allegiance, anthem should be treasured

Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers the appreciation, reverence and honor given to the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem during his younger days and contrasts that with the reaction to the pledge or the anthem at times these days. (March 17, 2010, Page 4A)

Some pets can be an invasive species

Local columnist T.J. Ray discusses invasive species of animals and wonders if pit bulls should be added to the list because of all of the problems they cause. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)

Smile! You’re on camera

Cameras at traffic lights. Cameras in stores. Cameras in police cars. With cameras everywhere, we should all be aware that it’s a lot easier to catch us doing something wrong. Is that an approach that’s being accepted? Columnist T.J. Ray debates the issue. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)

Talking heads

Imagine four or five nicely dressed adults sitting around a huge table discussing current events. Columnist T.J. Ray calls them, as many others, “talking heads” and wonders why sports and political commentators are so popular. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

Curtailing cell phone use in vehicles

Retired professor T.J. Ray wonders if we might get a better hold on the problem with talking and texting while driving if we put notices in government vehicles warning the drivers they could lose their jobs if caught. (January 20, 2010, Page 4)

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