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Friday, August 1, 2014

Staff Editorials

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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                  Seeking assistance with your hometown paper

                  You’ve noticed changes in The Oxford EAGLE lately, both with the newspaper and inside our offices. More changes are to come, and Editor Don Whitten writes about three of them that he’s like to see readers help with in future issues. (June 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Here again — with Omaha on the horizon

                    Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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