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Don Whitten

Learning to deal with waiting room issues

How do you deal with waiting rooms, particularly when the wait is long? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two recent experiences in local waiting rooms. (November 6, 2013, Page 4)

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    Finding an extra hour a special fall treat

    Did you remember to turn back your clocks Saturday night? Editor Don Whitten writes about the end of daylight saving time and the joy of spending that “extra” hour that pops up when it happens. (November 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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      The value of learning a second language

      What’s the most valuable skill to have going into the workforce today? It’s been computers for years, but now might well be a second language. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why learning a second language is so important. (November 1, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Happy Halloween – rain or shine

        With today’s weather ultimately determining how much trick-or-treating will take place this evening, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at plans for the annual holiday that’s becoming bigger and bigger every year. (October 31, 2013, Page 4)

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          Getting ready for 2014 Run for Hope

          It’s never too early to make plans for the annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K. Editor Don Whitten talks with Race Co-Director Lynn Sloan about opportunities for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the race that’s set for Feb. 22. (October 30, 2013, Page 4)

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            Pat Conroy’s visit special for many reasons

            Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Fans hold own competitions before kickoff on game days

              Rebel fans spend hours leading up to the football game by playing a host of other often competitive games like Cornhole and LadderBall. (October 25, 2013, Page 1B)

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                ‘Holiday season’ starts earlier every year

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how a collective “holiday season” seems to have replaced all of the individual holidays in October, November and December, and how that season seems to begin a little bit earlier every year. (October 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Using keyboard, typing two different things

                  Computers are more and more a part of the education process, yet typing is not something that youngsters have a lot of experience. Editor Don Whitten discovers an alternative that might be the answer: a keyboard that’s alphabetical rather than the standard QWERTY layout. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

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                    What’s it gonna take to end this cycle?

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about the recent settlement which ended the government shutdown and dealt with the debt ceiling, comparing the whole situation to a continuous loop much like the one Phil Connors had to live with in the movie “Groundhog Day.” (October 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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