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Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused

Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the past, present and future as he prepares for the biggest weekend of his life – his wedding. (October 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Bullying changes – and not for the better

    Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)

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      $3 a gallon gas is better, but why not $2?

      It’s always good to see gasoline prices fall, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we haven’t gotten too accustomed to higher prices if we think a drop to $3 is that good. He takes a look at the effect of high gas prices and wonders if we’ll ever see $2 a gallon fuel again. (October 3, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Art’s message also important

        Sometimes things get lost in translation, and staff writer Melanie Addington writes that is what happened this week with the controversy over the “Scratch and Sniff” art showing in Oxford. Addington talks about the purpose and message of the actual art and how it was overlooked because of all of the talk about where the show would be held. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Art show interference sets troubling precedent

          Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott expresses concern that Mayor Pat Patterson’s recent involvement in one particular artist’s show and its appropriateness to be displayed at The Powerhouse could be setting a precedent that seriously affects the growing local art community. Scott takes a closer look at the actions surrounding the “Scratch and Sniff” show, and suggests that the Arts Council ought to have more say than the mayor in what is displayed. (September 29, 2011, Page 4)

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            Are we seeing the effects of a curse on the Rebels?

            There’s the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Goat, the Sports Illustrated jinx, et cetera? Is there a Curse of the Rebels or something akin to that to add to the list. Editor Don Whitten’s not so sure, but he still examines the situation while taking a look at other “curses.” (September 28, 2011, Page 4)

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              M-Club Hall of Fame inductees a special group

              The M-Club inducts a new class of former Ole Miss athletes and coaches each fall into its Hall of Fame, and Editor Don Whitten says members of this year’s class hold special meanings to him as a writer, fan and member of the community. (September 26, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Constitution Week – and a Constitution quiz

                How many of you have followed through on Maralyn Howell Bullion’s request to read the U.S. Constitution during Constitution Week? Editor Don Whitten encourages readers to do just that, and he offers a quiz to see how well you understand what you read. (September 21, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

                  Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Mr. Crip’s legacy spreads far and wide

                    James B. “Crip” Tyler’s death sparks memories of one of Water Valley’s heroes for all that he and his wife Geanie did to provide summer league baseball and softball to youngsters for years and years, and Editor Don Whitten writes of his time with a man he says deserves hero status. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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