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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Don Whitten

Heat wave nothing to mess around with

When we wished for sunny days, we didn’t wish for temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and heat index numbers above 100. Editor Don Whitten notes that heat is nothing to mess around with, and gives some tips for dealing with the late-summer heat. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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    Ramen noodles not good for us? Uh-oh

    How many of you all but lived on ramen noodles at some point in your like — most likely college or your early days in the work force? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a recent report that says all those tasty noodles might not be good for you. (August 18, 2014, Page 4)

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      With school traffic, think safety first

      It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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        How long could you go with no cellphone?

        If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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          Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

          What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

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            An inside look at confusing economy numbers

            More jobs and higher unemployment rates? How’s that. Editor Don Whitten gets a little help explaining some of the numbers in the Department of Labor report released last week. (August 4, 2014, Page 4)

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              Getting prepared for the start of school

              Some educators suggest that parents and students begin practicing for the start of school to that the school year begins on a positive note. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options to consider with those first school days not far away. (July 31, 2014, Page 4)

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                How about a few watermelon tidbits?

                A poll on watermelons? Yes, there’s one. Editor Don Whitten, with the annual Watermelon Carnival coming up this weekend in Water Valley, takes a look at the results. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                  It’s time for school — computer school

                  It’s almost time for school. For students. And adults — for computer training and info  — if they have a child in grades 7-12 in the Oxford School District. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the classes for parents students who will be getting MacBook Air computers to use during the upcoming school year. (July 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                    BMH money offers different options

                    Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

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