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Don Whitten

Crosstown Classic – tradition with a new twist

August games, November games, bowl games, playoff games – you never know when the annual Oxford-Lafayette football game will be played. Editor Don Whitten, who’s been present at the past 37 meetings between the Chargers and Commodores, takes a look at the series that rolls around again Friday night with a game at William L. Buford Stadium at LHS. (September 12, 2013, Page 4)

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    UN involvement in Syria not very impressive

    The United Nations may end up being involved in the conflict over chemical weapons use in Syria, but not because of quick, decisive action on its part. Editor Don Whitten writes about the international governing body’s action – or inaction – and how it affects the United States’ eventual moves in the Middle East. (September 11, 2013, Page 4)

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      Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

      Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Whose job is it to parent our children?

        A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

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          Pretzel buns – trend or just a fad?

          Do you like soft pretzels? OK, have you tried the new pretzel burgers, hot dogs and sandwiches? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the burger bun craze that sweeping the fast-food market. (September 4, 2013, Page 4)

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            Now this is how you deal with telemarketers

            Still get some of those annoying calls from telemarketers? Editor Don Whitten writes about a man who’s figured out a way to deal with telemarketers and unwanted callers – by charging them to call him. (September 2, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Syria – do we really want to get involved?

              What do you know about Syria – other than the fact that it’s the center of controversy and could spark military action from the United States and U.N.? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the situation and wonders if this is the time to be getting involved in another military action. (August 29, 2013, Page 4)

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                Be patient, understanding with hearing impaired

                Editor Don Whitten writes about the issues the hearing impaired have in communication and asks for patience and understanding when dealing with people with those issues. (August 28, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Oxford outlasts Jackson Prep

                  The Oxford Chargers spotted visiting Jackson Prep a quick touchdown, overcame a rash of early penalties with a 16-0 scoring spurt and then held on to post a 32-20 victory Friday night in their season opener at Bobby Holcomb Field. (August 26, 2013, Page 1B)

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                    Life – and death – can be hard to understand

                    The news of the weekend auto accident that killed one OHS student and injured several others leaves Editor Don Whitten wondering the same thing all who have teens in their circle of family and friends – what do we do and what do we tell our children. (August 26, 2013, Page 4A)

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