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Lots of work these days for ‘fact checkers’

They were once known as research assistants and were pretty much limited to the publishing business. Now, Editor Don Whitten writes, they’re called “fact checkers” and they touch all parts of our lives, especially in an election year. (November 2, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Dealing with a Whopper of a problem

    Did you notice a lot of “Whoppers” in the goodie bag your trick-or-treater brought home? Or did you notice how many of those little candies were in the bag of treats you passed out? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks talks about his chocolate cravings and how the malt ball treat, obviously popular with some, doesn’t make the grade with him. (November 1, 2012, Page 4)

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      The changing of the seasons – when it’s nice

      The transition from summer to fall is in full swing with leaves falling and temperatures dropping, leaving Editor Don Whitten to write about how the fall and spring offer beauty and mild weather as compared to the winter and summer. (October 31, 2012, Page 4)

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        Grisham’s latest a real page-turner

        Editor Don Whitten takes a look at best-selling author John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller, “The Racketeer,” a story about a jailed lawyer who fingers the killer of a federal judge to get out of prison and begin life in witness protection. It’s another page-turner, Whitten writes, and maybe one of the quickest reads of a Grisham work in several years. (October 26, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Get active – your life may depend on it

          News Editor Jonathan Scott suggests that we need to exercise our minds and our bodies – and that the reward for that will be better health and longer lives. (October 25, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Power flicks bigger issue in today’s world

            Did you notice Sunday’s power flick? If so, how did it affect you. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how power surges, outages and the like affect us much more these days because of all of the computers and electronic gadgets we use. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

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              Taking on ‘heat’ in our schools, homes

              Noticed the younger folks at your house asking for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos or Andy Capp’s Hot Fries? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the “hot chip” craze and what some schools are doing about it in their lunch and snack rooms. (October 22, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Get out and Vote

                Melanie Addington writes her opinion as to why voting is important. (October 19, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Finding the right ‘chief’ important for city

                  Years ago, it was Chief White. Then Chief Bramlett. And now, Chief Martin. With Martin retiring as head of the Oxford Police Department, Editor Don Whitten says it’s an important hire for the city and crucial to get the right man to fill some big shoes. (October 18, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Preparation crucial for long-term security

                    Editor Don Whitten takes a look at long-term security – money for those retirement years – and options that most must consider if they are to be prepared. (October 17, 2012, Page 4)

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