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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Developers’ moves make for interesting news

Since not all projects approved by governmental committees and commissions ever come to fruition, should anything about those plans be reported? That’s the question Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at today. (July 2, 2014, Page 4)

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    Kiplinger’s knows what it’s talking about

    The August issue of Kiplinger’s magazine features the top 10 smartest places to retire and Oxford tops the list. Editor Don Whitten writes about the selection and how the community has changed over the years to earn such an honor. (June 30, 2014, Page 4)

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      Honeydews vs. Honey-do’s

      Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about her away-from-work project of planting a small vegetable garden, telling of the trials, tribulations and rewards of the venture. (June 27, 2014, Page 4A)

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        As column concludes, let conversation continue

        Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze talks about writing the popular Thursday article, “A Conversation With …” for nearly nine years and explains what’s next on the horizon for her while also urging everyone to continue their own conversations with people they meet. (June 26, 2014, Page 4)

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          Clock operator could stop ‘added’ time

          Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the FIFA soccer practice of “stoppage” or “added” time and wonders why an official clock and operator wouldn’t work better while at the same time musing about how we might use “added” time in our everyday lives. (June 25, 2014, Page 4)

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            Looking for a hero? Look no further

            Do we use the term “hero” too freely these days? Editor Don Whitten tends to feel that way, and he writes about Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter — who and what we need to measure the meaning of the word against. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Children understand more than we know

              Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, while taking a trip down memory lane with honest-to-goodness photo albums, learned another valuable lesson: our children and grandchildren listen carefully to us and learn a lot more than we realize. (June 20, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Getting caught up in the World Cup craze

                Did you leave work early Monday so you could watch the U.S.-Ghana match in the World Cup? If so, you’re likely one of the many who, every four years, becomes a soccer fan. Editor Don Whitten looks at the interest in the World Cup and how many become much more knowledgeable about the game. (June 18, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Howorth’s ‘Flying Shoes’ a ride worth taking

                  Lisa Howorth, co-owner of Square Books, knows books. She also knows people. And how to put people and stories into a book. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Howorth’s debut novel, “Flying Shoes,” which is hitting bookshelves. (June 16, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Deep-sea fishing adventure(s)

                    Want to know all about deep-sea fishing — the ins and outs, the good parts and the bad times? Just ask Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who writes about his recent trips in the Gulf of Mexico going after all kinds of snappers, kingfish, sea bass and even possibly a shark.

                     (June 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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