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Need something to jump-start summer reading?

Summer reading used to be commonplace among youngsters, but now there are other distractions. Editor Don Whitten suggests two books – “Theodore Boone: The Abduction” by John Grisham and “The Sword of Darrow” by the father-son duo of Hal and Alex Malchow – that might be just the ticket to get people reading this summer. (June 24, 2011, Page 4A)

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    Is the media world ready for two Schnuggs?

    Perhaps you’ve noticed the name “Schnugg” a bit more often the last few issues of The Oxford EAGLE? It’s because Amanda Schnugg has joined her mother, Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, as a member of the news team via a summer internship. Alyssa Schnugg is not surprised and is very proud to welcome her daughter to the profession. (June 23, 2011, Page 4)

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      We’re definitely a gadget-oriented society

      Cell phone? Desktop computer? Laptop? MP3 player or iPod? Game console? The list goes on for items in a recent survey, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how “connected” he in today’s electronic age and wonders how many gadgets most folks possess. (June 22, 2011, Page 4)

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        What kind of news are you looking for?

        What’s the news of the day? Weather? The Mid-East? The economy? Congress and the president? Or is it, as some would have you think, a murder trial in Florida and a New York Congressman resigning? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how national and international news seems to rank these days with some media outlets. (June 20, 2011, Page 4)

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          Relationships with fathers change through the years

          When you’re really young, your father looks after you, takes care of you and gives you things. A few years later, he’s the one who teaches you to ride a bike, catch a fish and learn about discipline. Editor Don Whitten explores those changes in relationships between children and their fathers as we get set to honor our fathers this weekend. (June 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Daly entertainment at TPC Southwind

            Sometimes you have to experience something to have a full appreciation for it. That’s the case for professional golf and for the excitement and entertainment John Daly provides, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes in a look back at his trips to Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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              A ‘re-user’ is trying to learn to be a ‘recycler’

              Editor Don Whitten admits he’s not the best in the world at recycling, but says he’s learning. He takes a look back at when recycling was actually “re-using” items, remembering multiple uses for cans, bottles, jars, et cetera. (June 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                With ‘friends’ like Mark, who needs …

                Editor Don Whitten writes about an email message that somehow got past his spam filter recently, noting that it appears scammers must be having a tough time with the economy, too, if they’re continuing to go after folks like him who never respond. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Summer fun – doesn’t it seem contagious?

                  Have you noticed how certain things are contagious and make you want to join in on the fun? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at three of his favorites: fishing, homemade ice cream and sitting in the shade visiting. (June 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Another mouseketeer in Mickey’s army

                    Never been to Disney World and all of its attractions? Wonder why those that have get almost glassy-eyed when talking about their visit? News Editor Jonathan Scott moves from one group to the other after helping take a load of Girl Scouts to “the happiest place on Earth” and he writes about his conversion from skeptic to loyal mouseketeer. (June 9, 2011, Page 4)

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