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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Staff Editorials

Brian Williams’ words may prove costly

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a new word in his vocabulary — conflating — and how it relates to NBC News anchor Brian Williams and his problems after apparently telling several different stories about an incident 12 years ago when he was covering news in the Middle East. (February 9, 2015, Page 4)

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    Super Bowl hero shows value of hard work, determination

    Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the life and challenges that Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler of Vicksburg has faced, noting that Butler is a great example to the youth of today that you can live out your dreams. (February 8, 2015, Page 4A)

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      Approving an initiative can be a challenge

      Editor Don Whitten tries to explain the initiative process and requirements in Mississippi by making a comparison to a bill that would make the Monday after the Super Bowl a federal holiday. (February 4, 2015, Page 4A)

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        Take any, and all, precautions with the flu

        Editor Don Whitten urged readers, last fall, to get their flu shots. Now, back at work after an entended bout with the flu — that wasn’t stopped by his shot — he writes about taking any and all efforts to ward off the illness. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Voice, face of EAGLE office will be missed

          The voice and face of The Oxford EAGLE’s front office for the past 15 years is taking time for herself as she moves into retirement. Publisher Tim Phillips relates a conversation with office manager Cathy Herren on her last day as a full-time regular employee at the newspaper. (January 30, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Perception of vehicles changes over time

            Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and his wife are in the market for a new vehicle and with all the amenities in newer model automobiles these days, Eubanks discusses the “luxuries” of his first vehicle. (January 23, 2015, Page 4)

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              Dealing with no-shows can be frustrating

              There are two sides to the no-show situation and both sides must be responsible. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how many businesses handle the issue as well as how one set of parents who put on a lavish birthday party. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)

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                What will the next budget pie look like?

                With a lot of talk about spending in education, corrections, social welfare, et cetera in the next state budget already going on in Jackson and around the state, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at pie graphs showing revenues and spending with last year’s budget. (January 19, 2015, Page 4)

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                  Tax increases affect some; ACA deadline affects others

                  Publisher Tim Phillips takes a closer look at two subjects: tax increases that will affect many across the country and the looming deadline for signing up for insurance coverage under the Afordable Health Care Act. (January 18, 2015, Page 4A)

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                    Help is there when needed most

                    News Editor Jonathan Scott found out firsthand how helpful first-responders are when one of his vehicles caught fire recently. Scott tells the story of his problem and about all of the assistance he received. (January 16, 2015, Page 4)

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