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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

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    Another Olympics with protests, boycotts?

    With the 2014 Winter Olympics just weeks away in Sochi, Russia, there’s lots of talk about terrorist attacks, human rights protests and boycotts. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at past Olympic controversies and what might happen next month. (January 17, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Time for a new war on poverty?

      Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

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        David Freeman – one of God’s good guys

        Preachers, pastors, rabbis, priests – whatever you call your religious leader – counsel, console and minister. Editor Don Whitten writes about the late Rev. David Freeman, who did all those things and did them very, very well. (January 15, 2014, Page 4)

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          Popular site offers window to the world

          Guess what’s usually one of the most popular sites in any community. If you said the local public library, you’re correct. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library adds to the community. (January 13, 2014, Page 4)

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            Polar vortex – now that’s a cool name

            With hurricanes, typhoons and major storms all getting names these days, Editor Don Whitten writes that he thought “polar vortex” was the name of the latest storm that rolled through much of the country. He then learned it’s not a name of a storm, but the name of a weather phenomenon. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Winters cold but the memories are precious

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the joy of “snow days” growing up in New Jersey and, after moving to Florida for many years, thinks about the chances of her children and grandchildren enjoying the winter weather and possible snow they could see in north Mississippi. (January 9, 2014, Page 4)

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                Making retirement picture clear – and pretty

                Editor Don Whitten writes about a common thread he heard concerning New Year’s resolutions – getting prepared and staying prepared financially for retirement. (January 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Photojournalism loses one of its superstars

                  When Associated Press photographer Dave Martin collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack on the Georgia Dome sideslines just after the end of the Texas A&M-Duke game earlier this week, photojournalism lost not only one of its best photographers but also one of the most helpful and best-liked guys in the business. Editor Don Whitten looks back at Martin’s influence and work. (January 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Hotwheels vs. iPads

                    New Oxford EAGLE Staff Writer Jerra Scott was a bit surprised at some of the goodies wrapped up for youngsters for Christmas this year, and wonders if we aren’t taking some of the fun out of growing up for the little ones by giving them cellphones and iPads instead of Legos and Hotwheels. (January 2, 2014, Page 4)

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