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Sunday, December 21, 2014

T.J. Ray

The four chaplains practiced what they preached

Looking for a bit of inspiration? Local columnist T.J. Ray offers us the “four chaplains” and their story during World War II that shows they talked the talk and walked the walk. (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

Taking a look at AG, charter schools in state

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about the state’s attorney general and public education and looks at changes being made by the state Legislature. (February 27, 2012, Page 4A)

Awards, awards

With so many awards shows going on these days, local columnist T.J. Ray thought it was time for him to announce some more award winners – in categories such as Best Talking Head, Worst News Network, Greatest Abdication Award, et cetera. (February 24, 2012, Page 4A)

Scouting lessons learned in a variety of ways

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about lessons learned in scouting – from this weekend’s event at the Oxford Conference Center to a look back at an eventful trip to Shiloh years ago – and how they would help better the world if more people followed them. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)

Anthem follow-up

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a follow-up column to last week’s piece about respecting the national anthem and U.S. flag, noting that the Super Bowl showing still left him wondering why we don’t just drop the singing of the national anthem before big events if it can’t be done properly. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

The national anthem and flags – what gives?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at how the national anthem is often performed before major sporting events and the way the U.S. flag is treated, wondering why people seem willing to disrespect both. (February 2, 2012, Page 4)

Recent wreck not a normal one

What usually happens following a fender-bender? Trouble with insurance companies and body shops? Local columnist T.J. Ray tells the story of a recent wreck that went about as well as anyone could hope for – for a change. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

Consolidation can be part of school management

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes on the subject of education funding and one answer that’s been suggested often but not always taken: consolidation. (January 20, 2012, Page 4A)

Getting into the store is often half the challenge

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about a pre-Christmas shopping trip, pointing out problems that some folks seem to have with reading handicap parking signs, driving with cell phones to their ears and getting in the wrong lines to check out. (January 10, 2012, Page 4)

Lots of Good Samaritans around the community

Local columnist T.J. Ray continues to point out Good Samaritans – Meals on Wheels, Interfaith Compassion Ministries, American Red Cross, et cetera – around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community that we can all help in some way. (December 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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