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Don Whitten

Bullying changes – and not for the better

Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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    $3 a gallon gas is better, but why not $2?

    It’s always good to see gasoline prices fall, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we haven’t gotten too accustomed to higher prices if we think a drop to $3 is that good. He takes a look at the effect of high gas prices and wonders if we’ll ever see $2 a gallon fuel again. (October 3, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Are we seeing the effects of a curse on the Rebels?

      There’s the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Goat, the Sports Illustrated jinx, et cetera? Is there a Curse of the Rebels or something akin to that to add to the list. Editor Don Whitten’s not so sure, but he still examines the situation while taking a look at other “curses.” (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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        M-Club Hall of Fame inductees a special group

        The M-Club inducts a new class of former Ole Miss athletes and coaches each fall into its Hall of Fame, and Editor Don Whitten says members of this year’s class hold special meanings to him as a writer, fan and member of the community. (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Constitution Week – and a Constitution quiz

          How many of you have followed through on Maralyn Howell Bullion’s request to read the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week? Editor Don Whitten encourages readers to do just that, and he offers a quiz to see how well you understand what you read. (September 21, 2011, Page 4)

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            Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

            Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

              James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Target-Missoni marketing plan explodes

                Can you believe you can buy Missoni products at Target? Can you believe that a $40 Missoni throw you get at Target is going for $150-200 on the secondary market? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the phenomenon created by the collaboration of the Italian designer and the popular retail outlet. (September 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Political party squabbles getting more local

                  Do you think that, sometimes, the Democrats pay more attention to Republicans and their problems and vice versa? Editor Don Whitten writes that what has been more of a national issue is now starting to trickle down locally as parties have internal squabbles that are making the opposition take note. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Gold may be the standard, but not the answer

                    Have you cashed in on your “scrap” gold? Could the United States do the same with its gold bullion and pay off all its debts? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at gold, its value and the real size of the nation’s debt. (September 12, 2011, Page 4A)

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