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A WHOLE DAY FOR A WHOLE COUNTRY TO SAY THANK YOU
November 26, 2019

(Ran originally in the Sunday, November 24 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) America is one of the few countries…

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NEW ‘MIDWAY’ MOVIE IS MIDWAY GOOD
November 20, 2019

(First appeared in Sunday November 17 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) The late and great writer Kurt Vonnegut, a…

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‘HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU…’ (almost)
November 8, 2019

(Ran originally in Sunday October 27 editions of The Times and The News-Star. This was supposed to be the final Country…

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DOG PADDLE AND KEEP ON LIVIN’
November 4, 2019

(This column appeared originally in the Sunday, November 3 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) The oldest student at Louisiana…

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LSU ALABAMA WEEK: Revisiting the wet 1979 game
November 4, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers In case you haven’t heard, this is LSU-Alabama week, which means there will be all sorts…

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Country comes to town (and TV) with Country Music
October 15, 2019

(Ran originally in Sunday October 6 editions of The Times and The News-Star.) Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns is…

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When your team gets knocked out and you just need to complain …
October 10, 2019

By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL/Designated Writers It happens to everybody’s favorite baseball team, except one, every year. It’s that day when the…

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AN UPTOWN BRUNCH TO CELEBRATE ‘DOWNTON’
October 1, 2019

(Ran originally in Sunday editions of The Times and The News-Star September 29, 2019.) Every now and then you step out…

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ACTING SQUIRRELY, or DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME
September 25, 2019

This originally ran in the September 22, 2019 Sunday editions of The Times and The News Star. My spousal unit and…

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ON A MINIATURE MULE, RIDING THROUGH THE HEARTLAND
September 17, 2019

(Appeared originally in Sunday editions of The Times and The News-Star, September 15, 2019.) The sentences were so fantastic, so completely…

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