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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Staff Editorials

Honeydews vs. Honey-do’s

Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about her away-from-work project of planting a small vegetable garden, telling of the trials, tribulations and rewards of the venture. (June 27, 2014, Page 4A)

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    As column concludes, let conversation continue

    Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze talks about writing the popular Thursday article, “A Conversation With …” for nearly nine years and explains what’s next on the horizon for her while also urging everyone to continue their own conversations with people they meet. (June 26, 2014, Page 4)

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      Clock operator could stop ‘added’ time

      Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the FIFA soccer practice of “stoppage” or “added” time and wonders why an official clock and operator wouldn’t work better while at the same time musing about how we might use “added” time in our everyday lives. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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        Looking for a hero? Look no further

        Do we use the term “hero” too freely these days? Editor Don Whitten tends to feel that way, and he writes about Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter — who and what we need to measure the meaning of the word against. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Children understand more than we know

          Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, while taking a trip down memory lane with honest-to-goodness photo albums, learned another valuable lesson: our children and grandchildren listen carefully to us and learn a lot more than we realize. (June 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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            Getting caught up in the World Cup craze

            Did you leave work early Monday so you could watch the U.S.-Ghana match in the World Cup? If so, you’re likely one of the many who, every four years, becomes a soccer fan. Editor Don Whitten looks at the interest in the World Cup and how many become much more knowledgeable about the game. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

              Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                Deep-sea fishing adventure(s)

                Want to know all about deep-sea fishing — the ins and outs, the good parts and the bad times? Just ask Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who writes about his recent trips in the Gulf of Mexico going after all kinds of snappers, kingfish, sea bass and even possibly a shark.

                 (June 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Sportswriting career includes no CWS trip

                  Editor Don Whitten writes, with a bit of envy, about his three-decade sportswriting career and the lack of a trip to cover Ole Miss in the College World Series. (June 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

                    What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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