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Jersey help may be dealing with accent issues

Some 200 state troopers, including several from Mississippi and Louisiana, are in New Jersey helping with security and traffic control. Editor Don Whitten wonders about communication issues with those three states furnishing some of the most unusual – and different – accents. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

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    Your vote matters – so cast it tomorrow

    There are those who suggest Mississippi’s votes don’t matter a whole lot. To that, Editor Don Whitten has a one-word answer: Hogwash! Reasons abound, Whitten writes, why you should exercise your right to vote Tuesday. (November 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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