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October 31, 2014

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Twelve is the new sixteen

By Kevin Kane kkane@ss-times.com The Olympics are behind us, but the controversy isn’t. The events are over, the scores tallied and the medals awarded, but the dispute over the real age of the Chinese female gymnasts is far from settled. In addition to multiple individual medals, the Chinese women won team gold for the first time ever behind a group of talented, but suspiciously young, gymnasts. The Chinese government says these young...

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Not-so-happily playing the pack mule

By Sherri Conner-Eastburn seastburn@ss-times.com Many times in the last few years, I have been my son’s pack mule. When he moved from home to the college dorm, I tearfully matched his socks, folded his favorite T shirts and stacked his treasured CDs. “It breaks my heart to move your things from your bedroom,” I sobbed. “But it’s time for you to grow up and leave the nest.” When he moved from the dorm to an apartment a couple of years...

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Play Clothes aren’t for giving speeches — my mom said so

By Mike Redmond Humorist A reader came up after a speech the other day and seemed disappointed in the way I looked. This is nothing new for me. I feel that way every time I glance in a mirror. Her complaint, however, took me completely surprise. “You’re too clean,” she said. “I expected you to come here in a t-shirt and jeans and boots with a do-rag on your head.” Well. That was a new one on me. I’ve been called lots of things in my...

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Obituaries for the week of 08.28.08

Olivia Erin Bradley, eight months, died Aug. 19, 2008. She was born to Crystal and Chris Bradley on Nov. 23, 2007. Surviving are her parents, her step-sister, Hannah Jo Bradley; her grandparents, Greg and Debbie Parks, Grandpa Lionel Bradley and Sheila and Ed Hendrickson; great-grandparents, Lenora Peake, Edna and Merl Monday and Wanda VanMeter; and aunts and uncles and cousins. Services were Saturday and calling was Friday at G.H....

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Locals complete basic training

For The Southside Times news@ss-times.com Army National Guard Pvt. Jasson C. Oudin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle...

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