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Don Whitten

Gasoline prices confusing to newcomer

A newcomer to our community didn’t understand the big difference in local gas prices and those in nearby towns, so he called Editor Don Whitten for some information. The answer, Whitten told him, is not a simple one – if there is one at all. (June 11, 2012, Page 4)

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    Use common sense before, during vacations

    Getting ready for that summer vacation? Editor Don Whitten passes along a checklist of things to do (and not do) when you’re traveling, whether near or far or whether for a couple of days or a week or two. (June 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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      FESJC a great bargain, opportunity for golf fans

      What pro sport can you sit or stand within feet of the athletes without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket? Golf, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the Mid-South’s popular PGA Tour stop in Memphis and the opportunities it offers golf fans to get up close and personal with the best players in the game. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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        One of America’s icons saved – for now

        There are iconic buildings and sites you look for on city skylines. For Editor Don Whitten, one of those has always been the Astrodome, the first of the large indoor domed stadiums. He takes a closer look at the Houston, Texas, dome and what’s going on with the nearly 50-year-old facility. (May 31, 2012, Page 4)

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          Trip to Texas A&M one well worth taking

          Trips to Bryan-College Station, Texas, will soon become part of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss fans, but Rebel baseball fans can get a jump on the trip to take in a sporting event at Texas A&M. Editor Don Whitten, recalling a trip to a regional there years ago, points out some things to see and do in addition to the ballgames. (May 30, 2012, Page 4)

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            Information thieves present new problem

            Most of us have heard about phishing – using email messages to “fish” for personal information that could lead to identity theft. What about “smishing,” the newest electronic slight of hand? Editor Don Whitten warns readers about getting smished through text messages. (May 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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              School’s out for summer – what’s next?

              The morning and afternoon traffic lines at the schools are disappearing and a car stereo or two was heard blaring Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out.” Editor Don Whitten writes that means it’s time to start making summer vacation plans. What are you thinking about? (May 21, 2012, Page 4)

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                Considering alternatives to defensive driving

                Been in a near fender-bender recently? Know someone who has? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at those near-misses and wonders if bumper cars might help some of the poor drivers pay a little more attention to others. (May 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  High school graduation a major milestone

                  Do you remember your graduation ceremony? What about what you did afterward? Editor Don Whitten writes about high school graduation and the few changes through the years as we get ready to honor our high school seniors this weekend. (May 16, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Middle class affected most by tuition crunch

                    Tuition increases at colleges and universities affect everyone, but they usually affect the middle class more. Editor Don Whitten gives Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ take on the situation in today’s column. (May 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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