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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Staff Editorials

Make a list, grab a chair, find that sleeping bag

Music lovers – particularly those who’re into vinyl records – are in for a big day Saturday when local record store The End of All Music hosts Record Store Day. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at plans for the event. (April 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Researchers discover answer many already had

    Can you sense an argument coming on with your spouse? What do you do? According to recent research, you might want to split a candy bar between the two of you. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at what he thought was common knowledge – the importance of sugar and spice in any relationship. (April 16, 2014, Page 4)

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      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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        Sex (education) and the city (schools)

        News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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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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                A selfie made beneficial or self-indulgent?

                Staff Writer Jerra Scott takes a look at a new trend — the No-makeup Selfies for Cancer Awareness, noting that it started out as a fundraiser but now seems to have gotten away from its original purpose. (April 3, 2014, Page 4)

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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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