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Friday, November 28, 2014

Don Whitten

Shopping’s too early — but we’ll be there!

Surveys show that most three-quarters of us think Christmas shopping begins too early, but most of us will be out there doing our part to finish our shopping early and to spend more money. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a couple of recent Rasmussen polls and what they say about our Christmas shopping habits. (November 26, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Some cultural differences hard to swallow

    Variety is the spice of life. Editor Don Whitten wonders, though, how much variety we can take as he looks at one particular “local” medical treatment in South America that doesn’t sound like it would be very popular around here. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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      Lower fuel prices lower costs — sometimes

      Lower oil prices and less demand mean lower prices at the gas pumps. However, as Editor Don Whitten notes, lower jet fuel costs don’t necessarily mean lower airline ticket prices. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Dealing with increasing college costs

        It shouldn’t have been a shock to see the College Board’s recent report that college costs continue to rise. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college costs and funding. (November 17, 2014, Page 4)

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          ‘The Best, the Only and the Unexpected’

          Did you get your Hammacher Schlemmer catalog yet? Have you ever seen a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog? Editor Don Whitten takes readers on a trip through the iconic mail-order business’ latest catalog and some of the unique gift possibilities it offers. (November 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Future looks bright for Oxford High cross-country teams

            The Oxford Chargers successfully defended their Class 5A state cross-country championship Saturday in Clinton and the Lady Chargers came within a point of making it a clean sweep for OHS. A year from now, Oxford High coach Chris Patton said, his teams could well have a shot at completing that sweep. (November 10, 2014, Page 8)

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              Grisham returns with issue-oriented novel

              Best-selling author John Grisham’s fall release — “Gray Mountain” — is on the shelf, and it features a female attorney and takes on the issue of coal mining and mining safety. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Grisham’s latest for those who want a preview before they get a copy. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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                LHS girls fifth in Class 4A

                CLINTON — Lafayette High seniors Peyton Hamann and Rachel Starnes capped solid prep cross-country careers with third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in leading the Lady ’Dores to a fifth-place finish in the Class 4A state championships held Saturday at Choctaw Trails. (November 9, 2014, Page 4B)

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                  OHS boys win third 5A state title in four years

                  CLINTON — The Oxford High boys opened the cross-country season ranked No. 1 in Mississippi based on returning runners and their best times from last year’s Class 5A state championship campaign. The Chargers finished the year where they began as they topped rivals Pearl and Saltillo to successfully defend their state title Saturday morning at Choctaw Trails. (November 9, 2014, Page 4B)

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                    The people speak; was anyone listening?

                    People around the country spoke with their votes Tuesday. The big question now, Editor Don Whitten writes, is what members of Congress and the administration will do in response to the message sent by voters. (November 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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