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Friday, August 22, 2014

Don Whitten

Getting caught up in the World Cup craze

Did you leave work early Monday so you could watch the U.S.-Ghana match in the World Cup? If so, you’re likely one of the many who, every four years, becomes a soccer fan. Editor Don Whitten looks at the interest in the World Cup and how many become much more knowledgeable about the game. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

    Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

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      Sportswriting career includes no CWS trip

      Editor Don Whitten writes, with a bit of envy, about his three-decade sportswriting career and the lack of a trip to cover Ole Miss in the College World Series. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

        What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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          Seeking assistance with your hometown paper

          You’ve noticed changes in The Oxford EAGLE lately, both with the newspaper and inside our offices. More changes are to come, and Editor Don Whitten writes about three of them that he’s like to see readers help with in future issues. (June 9, 2014, Page 4)

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            Here again — with Omaha on the horizon

            Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Likely runoff could be something positive

              Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                Rainy weather pays off for local economy

                Rain and baseball don’t always go together well, but the rainy weather that postponed the start of the NCAA Oxford Regional a day worked out well for the local community, Editor Don Whitten writes. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                  We hope you enjoy new daily features

                  Heard about “The Dart” or “The Weekend Ticket”? Did you see “Everyday Heroes” on today’s front page? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the new features The EAGLE is bringing to readers. (May 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

                    Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

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