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Staff Editorials

Mississippians and the voting booth

Editor Don Whitten writes about the voting habits of Mississippians, noting that voters in the Magnolia State turn out in a higher percentage than most of the country. (October 15, 2012, Page 4A)

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    ‘A conversation with’ from the pumpkin patch

    See all those bright orange pumpkins there at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch? Editor Don Whitten had, or imagined, a conversation with one of the pumpkins to see just what makes the Pumpkin Patch so popular. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Don’t let bill collectors take advantage of you

      Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg relates her own situation with a medical bill and a collection agency to show people that they need to get involved and protect their rights when it comes to paying bills and dealing with collection agencies within the system. (October 11, 2012, Page 4)

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        JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

        Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Status update: Get to work!

          Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about his dislike for a popular social networking giant, Facebook, because of the time he sees people wasting communicating on the site. (October 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Must-see TV series begins tonight

            The L-O-U community was really in touch with the presidential debates and election four years ago with the first of the three debates held here. Editor Don Whitten wonders if local citizens will  be as involved and engaged this election, starting with watching tonight’s debate with a knowing eye. (October 3, 2012, Page 4)

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              Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

              News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

                Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Recalling Oxford’s other integration story

                  Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at Oxford’s other integration story from the past – when community and school leaders came together to work out differences in the integration of the local public schools system. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Pat Lamar a true servant for Oxford

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about Pat Lamar – the mayor, the community activist, the visionary and, perhaps most importantly, the wife, mother and grandmother. (September 26, 2012, Page 4)

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