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The most important birthday of all

What kind of cake are you having for Christmas on Sunday? It’s the birthday of Jesus and Editor Don Whitten writes about how his families always have cake to celebrate birthdays. That and more Christmas memories and traditions are the subject of Whitten’s last column before the big day. (December 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Shopping procrastinators still have options

    Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? That’s a question that many of us fear this time of year, but EAGLE Editor Don Whitten lets us know that there is still time and plenty available to get something special for those on your Christmas list this year. (December 21, 2011, Page 4)

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      Always popular Santa letters coming Friday

      Probably the most popular issue of The Oxford EAGLE – the Seasons Greetings section featuring Letters to Santa – is coming out this Friday. Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing in the letters from local youngsters along with other staff members, takes a look at some of the info you can gather from the special notes. (December 14, 2011, Page 4)

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        Shorter credit card agreements still elaborate

        Have you ever tried to read all of those agreements that come with credit cards? Almost impossible, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a prototype “shorter and simpler” agreement proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (December 12, 2011, Page 4)

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          Snow provides great example of ‘irony’

          Irony. It’s one of those terms we all learn in English. Editor Don Whitten writes about irony and some prime examples he’s encountered recently. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)

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            Technology – who and what will it replace?

            Do you know Siri? Do you work with Siri. Editor Don Whitten writes about this new acquaintance he was introduced to during a recent shopping trip, and he wonders if “personal assistants” in our phones might start replacing some of the duties he has at his house and with his family. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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              Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

              There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Picking out – or getting down – the tree

                Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  The Windy State? It’s possible, but unlikely

                  Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Coaching searches were once very public

                    There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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