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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Staff Editorials

Heat wave nothing to mess around with

When we wished for sunny days, we didn’t wish for temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and heat index numbers above 100. Editor Don Whitten notes that heat is nothing to mess around with, and gives some tips for dealing with the late-summer heat. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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    New plan points UM in the right direction

    The University of Mississippi is about to begin a new school year, and News Editor Jonathan Scott writes how this year could be an especially remarkable one if everyone can get behind UM’s new plan to make the university a more diverse and welcoming institution for all people. (August 22, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Ramen noodles not good for us? Uh-oh

      How many of you all but lived on ramen noodles at some point in your like — most likely college or your early days in the work force? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a recent report that says all those tasty noodles might not be good for you. (August 18, 2014, Page 4)

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        The show must go on

        Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who’s getting close to her return to the stage after nearly two decades away, writes about next week’s performance of “Harvey” and all that’s going into getting ready. (August 15, 2014, Page 4A)

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          With school traffic, think safety first

          It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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            How long could you go with no cellphone?

            If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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              School like life — full of twists and turns

              Remember those first days of school? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers his first day vividly — and explains why it’s stuck with him as he compares school and work.

               (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

                What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                  An inside look at confusing economy numbers

                  More jobs and higher unemployment rates? How’s that. Editor Don Whitten gets a little help explaining some of the numbers in the Department of Labor report released last week. (August 4, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Getting prepared for the start of school

                    Some educators suggest that parents and students begin practicing for the start of school to that the school year begins on a positive note. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options to consider with those first school days not far away. (July 31, 2014, Page 4)

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