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Don Whitten

Learning to deal with game-day traffic

How long did it take you to get home after Saturday’s Ole Miss-Texas A&M football game. Editor Don Whitten writes about the “perfect storm” that created the situation, warns that it could happen again this weekend and notes that it’s something Ole Miss fans are going to have to adjust to as have fans at other schools and venues around the region and country. (October 16, 2013, Page 4)

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    Did you get the email from Warren Buffet?

    Wow! A financial tip from Warren Buffett, the “Wizard of Omaha”? Nope, a chain letter about dealing with Congress from a Warren Buffet, with one “t.” Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the message many of you may have gotten recently. (October 14, 2013, Page 4A)

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      Mission Mississippi cross journey stops in Oxford

      Mississippi Glowing for Christ, an 82-day journey and celebratoin put on by Mission Mississippi, will be making its stop in the LOU community tonight and Saturday with events planned for the Square and football stadium at Ole Miss. (October 11, 2013, Page 5B)

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        Newspaper celebrations – thank you

        With The Oxford EAGLE celebrating the beginning of its 146th year of publication and newspapers around the country celebrating National Newspaper Week, Editor Don Whitten takes time to talk about what papers offer local residents and to thank The EAGLE’s readers and advertisers for their support through the years. (October 9, 2013, Page 4)

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          Game day coming – again and again and again

          An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Radical plan might get lawmakers working

            Editor Don Whitten wonders if more radical measures might be helpful in getting the House and Senate to settle some of their differences. The plan? Something involving canned meat, crackers and locked doors. (October 3, 2013, Page 4)

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              Ole Miss Opportunity program good for state

              Families and individuals in Mississippi thinking about college and funding to pay for it might have another option to consider: the Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship program for low-income Mississippians. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the program, which offers assistance to the neediest of possible students, and how it can help the state overall. (October 2, 2013, Page 4)

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                ‘The Tilted World’ familiar for a reason

                Ever get that feeling of déja vu when you start reading a book or watching a TV show? Editor Don Whitten explains why he got that feeling as he read the new novel, “The Tilted World,” by the local husband-wife writing duo of Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. (September 30, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

                  Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Burns-Belfry – what hopes, dreams can do

                    The Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, formally dedicated Saturday evening, is the product of hopes, dreams – and a lot of hard work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Saturday’s event and what the project means to the community. (September 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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