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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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        Car-buying will be different – sometime

        With gasoline prices holding pretty steady in the low-$3 a gallon range, it appears more and more of us will have to start reconsidering our approach to buying automobiles in the future. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options, including hybrids and all-electric cars, and wonders when changes will really start to take place. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Thank a veteran today – and every other day, too

          We’re losing our veterans at a fast rate because of age, but that shouldn’t mean that we don’t honor the ones still with us and those serving today on Veterans Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the special holiday and what it means to him. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Make your final wishes known to family now

            When medical emergencies pop up, there’s often not time enough to learn of one’s wishes about care. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg and her family have gone through this situation recently and she writes to advice people to make plans and wishes known to your family while there is time. (November 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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              ‘Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players’ a big hit

              Do you like lists? You know, Top 10 lists, Top 20 lists, even Top 100 lists? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at local author/editor/publisher Neil White’s latest work, “Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.” The list, the extras and the photos make the book a must-see. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)

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                Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

                All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

                  Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Feeling Frodo and Sam’s burden

                    Recent newlywed and Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks knows a bit better the plight of Frodo and Samwise from the “Lord of the Rings” as he’s had problems with a wedding band that’s a bit too large. He relates some of his recent scares in keeping up with his “precious.” (November 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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