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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Don Whitten

9/11 — a time to remember and to serve

Editor Don Whitten writes about 9/11 and things that went on 13 years ago in relation to what’s happening in the world today and how Americans have turned the tragedy into a positive with the National Day of  Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2014, Page 4)

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    Wilkie book offers so much to so many

    Need a book about local history, politics, sociology or journalism? Editor Don Whitten writes that longtime journalist and now journalism professor Curtis Wilkie’s new book, “Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road,” fits the bill perfectly. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

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      All educational programs eventually replaced

      Common Core, whether good, bad or in between, will eventually be replaced by another educational program. It’s just the nature of education and the education business, Editor Don Whitten writes. (September 1, 2014, Page 4)

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        Lady ‘Dores win region opener

        Lafayette high school volleyball coach Clint Jordan wanted to see more pressure put on the opposition with a faster pace of play. His Lady ‘Dores did just that, particularly in game one, in a 3-0 victory over Water Valley in the Class I-Region 2 opener for both teams Thursday evening at the LHS gym. (August 29, 2014, Page 3B)

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          Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

          Did you realize Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a survey comparing treatment and opportunity differences between women and men and how Mississippi ranks nationally. (August 27, 2014, Page 4)

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            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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