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Monday, December 22, 2014

Don Whitten

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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                Passing along some of life’s key lessons

                Have you taught your kids or grandkids some of life’s crucial lessons? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the lessons getting skipped these days, including the likes of how to change a tire, how to jump off a car with a dead battery, how to turn water valves off, et cetera. (November 3, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Parking meters: Good deeds or good luck?

                  Good Samaritan or city revenue producer. Editor Don Whitten is trying to decide if he should continue to help out downtown parkers whose meters are about to expire or just let them alone and boost the city coffers from the tickets and fines that would follow. (October 29, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Political signs have their place

                    So far, there appears no need to call out the “Sign Ninjas.” Editor Don Whitten looks at election campaign signs and where they’re supposed to be. (October 27, 2014, Page 4)

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