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Technology – who and what will it replace?

Do you know Siri? Do you work with Siri. Editor Don Whitten writes about this new acquaintance he was introduced to during a recent shopping trip, and he wonders if “personal assistants” in our phones might start replacing some of the duties he has at his house and with his family. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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    Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

    There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Picking out – or getting down – the tree

      Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)

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        There’s a reason why you can never buy for Dad

        When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)

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          The Windy State? It’s possible, but unlikely

          Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)

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            Coaching searches were once very public

            There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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              There’s so much to be thankful for

              Do you like lists? In honor of Thanksgiving, Editor Don Whitten gives us a Top 20 list – of Things to be Thankful For. (November 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Gifts that have a long shelf life

                For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Days gone by

                  Staff Writer Melanie Addington never thought she’d be one of those who talks about yesteryear, but news that digital entertainment could likely lead to the end of the CD format in music made her take a look at the changes in the music business over the years. (November 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Using the past to deal with the present, future

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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