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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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End of an era with little fanfare

A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)

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    When collecting items goes a bit too far

    There’s a new “dirty” word floating around; this one isn’t a four-letter word, but rather a seven-letter one. How about you – are you a hoarder? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the disorder that’s sparked a TV show and has him wondering about his pack-rat tendencies. (May 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Bringing back a TV blast from the past

      Remake, sequels and spinoffs work from time to time in movies and television. TV viewers, like Editor Don Whitten, who remember the glory days of crime-oriented dramas from the 1960s and 1970s, will see how well one of those shows does 30 years later with CBS bringing back “Hawaii Five-O” this fall. (May 24, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Gradually learning to accept graduation

        New Editor Jonathan Scott’s elder daughter and middle child is graduating from high school this weekend and heading off to a school far, far away from her parents’ alma mater right here in Oxford. He takes a closer look at school days and wonders how well the family will do with a student 1,000 miles away this fall. (May 21, 2010, Page 4A)

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          It’s time to watch seniors take the next step

          Editor Don Whitten writes about the upcoming commencement exercises at the local schools and recalls his days as a graduating senior. What advice should we give seniors – and when should we give it? (May 19, 2010, Page 4)

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            School project ends with healthy meal

            Education is a continual process and learning takes place all the time. One of the lessons Editor Don Whitten didn’t expect to be learning from the seventh-grader in his household, however, was healthy cooking and eating. A school project produced a meal of corn, sweet potatoes and, yes, buffalo that was both healthy and tasted good. (May 17, 2010, Page 4A)

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              Police serve us in so many ways

              Sometimes you don’t realize how much comfort and service policemen provide – until you need them in the middle of the night or at an emergency. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg reminds readers to support their local law enforcement officers during National Police Week. (May 13, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Enjoying when life slows down just a bit

                Have you noticed the shorter lines – at stores, restaurants, four-way stops, et cetera these last few days. It’s that special time of the year when the University of Mississippi population drops for a couple of weeks and yet the local school children are still in class. It’s not something we’d want permanently, Editor Don Whitten writes, but it is a time to enjoy. (May 12, 2010, Page 4)

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                  So how well do you know your ‘times’ tables?

                  Have they changed the way youngsters are taught math, particularly the multiplication tables? Editor Don Whitten did an unscientific survey/study to see how well people knew their “times” tables and wonders if calculators and other modern tools have lessened how much time is spent teaching youngsters to learn – or memorize – their multiplication tables. (May 10, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Mom – always thinking of everyone else

                    Co-Publisher Tim Phillips looks back at all his mother has done to help him, his brothers and his family through the years and takes the time to thank her on Mother’s Day weekend. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

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