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Rise of Nirvana

Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look back at Wednesday’s popular 12/12/12 concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (December 14, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Wild ideas from past now part of present

    Wide-screen TVs, video chatting, tanning beds, moving sidewalks, robot vacuum cleaners – who’d have thought 50 years ago when “The Jetsons” debuted that we’d ever have many of their space age gadgets. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at advances through the years and wonders where we’ll be by the time we reach the Jetsons’ world of 2062. (December 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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      ‘Fiscal cliff’ – when and what – a scary thought

      The “fiscal cliff.” Is it coming? Will Congress and the administration reach a compromise? What will it mean for most Americans? Editor Don Whitten ponders those questions and others as he explores the talk about the impending cliff that’s moving closer and closer. (December 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Knowing your history and what it means

        The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Christmas shopping about more than spending

          The world’s greatest Christmas shopper may well have been Marilyn Kagen. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the days (and nights) she went Christmas shopping with Mrs. Kagen – her mother – looking for presents for everyone in the family. (December 6, 2012, Page 4)

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            Preparations under way for Run for Hope

            Run for Hope, which helps fund scholarships to send youngsters with Type 1 diabetes to a special camp at Camp Hopewell, is coming up in a few months, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the event and what race organizers are doing as they move closer to the popular event. (December 5, 2012, Page 4)

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              What would you do with lottery winnings?

              Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Christmas spirit from the big screen

                It’s Christmas movie time again, and Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks lists some of his favorite seasonal films. So what tops his list? It’s one most of us have and one where we usually are very familiar with the cast. (November 30, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Scammers using the Better Business Bureau

                  Scammers and phishers out there don’t just go after individuals through emails and text messages; they’re after businesses as well and they’re not bashful about it. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a recent offering which used the Better Business Bureau as a hook to grab valuable information. (November 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Gasoline-pricing pattern changing?

                    After seeing gasoline prices higher in several nearby communities and also on the way to and from the Jackson area over the Thanksgiving holiday, Editor Don Whiten wonders if pricing patterns are ahead which will signal lower prices in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2012, Page 4)

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