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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don Whitten

Personal library says a lot about a person

When you come across someone’s personal library, whether in their home or office, do you take a look at the titles? Editor Don Whitten writes about how the titles we have and the books we read can tell people a lot about us. (April 14, 2014, Page 4)

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    Birds offer easy way to commune with nature

    Editor Don Whitten writes about a newfound hobby – watching birds – and tells how it’s a relaxing way to commune with nature without having to leave the house. (April 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Poll looks into officials, Ukraine and missing jet

      Polls, Editor Don Whitten writes, give us a snapshot of the general feeling the public has on given issues. With that in mind, how about a look at how we feel about public officials’ approval ratings, what the U.S. should do in Ukraine and just what’s going on with the missing Malaysian jet? (April 7, 2014, Page 4)

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        Some patrons were happier than others

        A night out at a popular local restaurant left Editor Don Whitten and his party, along with other guests, understanding why they say discretion is the better part of valor when it comes to getting along. (April 4, 2014, Page 4A)

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          No billion dollar tourney, but a good one

          Editor Don Whitten admits his billion dollar bracket for the NCAA Tournament didn’t last very long, but he offers several comments and opinions on the first two weeks of the tourney, including a look at the SEC, familiar foes, last-minute strategy and possible rules changes. (April 2, 2014, Page 4)

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            College athletes employees of school? No way

            Are college athletes on scholarship employees of the school? A National Labor Relations Board ruling says they are, opening the door for Northwestern University football players to unionize. Editor Don Whitten disagrees with the ruling and explains his stance on the issue. (March 31, 2014, Page 4)

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              Surprise deaths part of TV series world

              With ratings periods coming around, it’s time in the TV world for changes. Sometimes those changes involve regular characters leaving a series or show. Editor Don Whitten, after seeing a regular killed off the other night in one of his family’s favorites, looks at shocking TV deaths through the years. (March 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Collecting coins for the parking meters

                If you’ve been collecting coins to use in parking meters in Oxford, Editor Don Whitten says it looks like you can continue. Whitten takes a look at the ongoing parking saga as the city brings back meters for the first time in 40 years. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Seeking more information about Crimea?

                  Can you point to Crimea on a world map? How big is this place that’s in the news? Editor Don Whitten writes about the part of the former Soviet Union that Russian President Vladimir Putin appears set to take back from Ukraine. (March 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Learning from first class of charter schools

                    Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board chairman Tommy Cardin released last week a list of 12 potential charter school programs that could be approved for the state under a law passed last year. Editor Don Whitten looks at the list and wonders how much all educators in the state will learn from the charter schools that gain approval and open in the next year or two. (March 19, 2014, Page 4)

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