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9/11 – A day to remember and to serve

It was a Tuesday. Eleven years ago. Just like tomorrow, Sept. 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the terrorist attack on our country, how we’ve moved forward since 2001 and how we’ve channeled a lot of action into the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Into ‘America’s Last Frontier’ and back

    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look back at a recent trip to Alaska, comparing the differences between here and there in music, weather, accents, et cetera. (September 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

      Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

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        College girls through middle-school eyes

        Living in a college town has its benefits as most of us know. There are also “challenges” that come with living in a college town, too, and Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the good and the bad as she thinks about her children getting older. (September 5, 2012, Page 4)

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          Will ‘undecided’ voters keep an open mind?

          Democrats and Republicans alike know there’s a certain percentage of voters who’ve already made up their mind about who they’ll vote for for president this fall. It’s the “undecided” voters, which Editor Don Whitten takes a look at, who’ll likely decide the election. (September 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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            Driving guidelines, tips really pretty basic

            Driver’s education’s main message was, and is, pretty simple: Keep your eyes on the road. Editor Don Whitten notices that more and more folks seem to have forgotten that message and wonders how we can return to those basics in driving. (August 31, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Having fun in a ‘Quest’ for knowledge

              Good things come in small packages. And sometimes they’re just as good years later. So writes News Editor Jonathan Scott as he tells about the first set of Brain Quest cars his son received nearly 20 years ago. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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                Crosstown rivalry’s history keeps growing

                It’s time for yet another Crosstown Classic football matchup as Lafayette’s Commodores travel just a couple of miles to take on the Oxford Chargers in a Thursday night TV game from Bobby Holcomb Field. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen three dozen or so of the OHS-LHS games, looks back at the series and what can be expected tomorrow night. (August 29, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Getting close to not-so-favorite things

                  Editor Don Whitten admits it – he’s not a big fan of most of our bugs and worms and such. However, in the interest of education, he writes, he’s helping with a school project that involves two well-known varieties – silkworms and pray mantises. (August 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Not the first rape discussion and not the last

                    Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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