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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Staff Editorials

Some cultural differences hard to swallow

Variety is the spice of life. Editor Don Whitten wonders, though, how much variety we can take as he looks at one particular “local” medical treatment in South America that doesn’t sound like it would be very popular around here. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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    Duck camp full of wonderful memories

    To most, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. To others, like Publisher Tim Phillips, it’s a time to do that one more thing — head to duck camp in the Delta. Phillips takes a look at special memories through the years from the Mallard Alley Duck Club. (November 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Affordable homes help make life wonderful

      News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at affordable housing — or more correctly, the lack of it — in Oxford, and urges city leaders and others to take the opportunity to make more of it available. (November 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Lower fuel prices lower costs — sometimes

        Lower oil prices and less demand mean lower prices at the gas pumps. However, as Editor Don Whitten notes, lower jet fuel costs don’t necessarily mean lower airline ticket prices. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Dealing with increasing college costs

          It shouldn’t have been a shock to see the College Board’s recent report that college costs continue to rise. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college costs and funding. (November 17, 2014, Page 4)

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            Profile 2015 another way to tell your stories

            Publisher Tim Phillips writes about all of the recent changes inside and outside The Oxford EAGLE and tells about another exciting addition coming early next year that staff members are already working on: Profile 2015: A Face in the Crowd. (November 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Nursery for nothing?

              Expectant mother and Eagle staff writer Jerra Scott is trying to get all set for the blessed event, but has a bit of a concern about some hospital policies. Read her humorous take on what she hopes will happen and what her alternatives are. (November 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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                ‘The Best, the Only and the Unexpected’

                Did you get your Hammacher Schlemmer catalog yet? Have you ever seen a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog? Editor Don Whitten takes readers on a trip through the iconic mail-order business’ latest catalog and some of the unique gift possibilities it offers. (November 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Grisham returns with issue-oriented novel

                  Best-selling author John Grisham’s fall release — “Gray Mountain” — is on the shelf, and it features a female attorney and takes on the issue of coal mining and mining safety. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Grisham’s latest for those who want a preview before they get a copy. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Football gods need to smile on Rebels

                    Publisher Tim Phillips, after suffering through a replay of the Ole Miss-Auburn game, wonders when the football gods will finally let the bounces and calls go Ole Miss’ way. Could it be this year or will it be, as usual, on down the road? (November 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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