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Columnist James Ragland

'Sail' Away With Columnist James Ragland

June 1, 2007 – Collin College’s Seniors Active in Learning (SAIL) encourages everyone to its Brown Bag Lunch Series 2007.

The first speaker is Dallas Morning News columnist James Ragland at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, June 14, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and come eat at noon before the program.

The event is free and open to the public.

Ragland has been a popular columnist for the Metro section since 2000. Before that, he was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News and Washington Post. He earned a degree in political science and journalism from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Other scheduled Brown Bag Lunch Series speakers are humorist and author Rosemary Rumbley Thursday, July 12; and McKinney’s Evening Stars, a dancing troupe, Thursday, August 9.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series 2007 is a part of SAIL’s Summer Learning Series, which includes a number of activities and classes ranging from digital photography and mah-jongg to current event discussion groups and computer classes. Classes and activities are free for the summer and are held at the Courtyard for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd, in Plano.

For a list of events and a host of other information, visit the SAIL website at

For more information, contact SAIL At 972.985.3788 or e-mail

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