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Internet providers should be scrambling to get me

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a look at C Spire’s recent competition for communities to get its high-speed Internet connection and suggests that the company should be doing its own work to get customers rather than getting city governments and officials to do it for them. (November 7, 2013, Page 4)

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    Learning to deal with waiting room issues

    How do you deal with waiting rooms, particularly when the wait is long? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two recent experiences in local waiting rooms. (November 6, 2013, Page 4)

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      Finding an extra hour a special fall treat

      Did you remember to turn back your clocks Saturday night? Editor Don Whitten writes about the end of daylight saving time and the joy of spending that “extra” hour that pops up when it happens. (November 4, 2013, Page 4A)

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        The value of learning a second language

        What’s the most valuable skill to have going into the workforce today? It’s been computers for years, but now might well be a second language. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why learning a second language is so important. (November 1, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Happy Halloween – rain or shine

          With today’s weather ultimately determining how much trick-or-treating will take place this evening, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at plans for the annual holiday that’s becoming bigger and bigger every year. (October 31, 2013, Page 4)

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            Getting ready for 2014 Run for Hope

            It’s never too early to make plans for the annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K. Editor Don Whitten talks with Race Co-Director Lynn Sloan about opportunities for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the race that’s set for Feb. 22. (October 30, 2013, Page 4)

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              Pat Conroy’s visit special for many reasons

              Southern story-teller Pat Conroy will be visiting the Lafayette-Oxford-University community Friday on a promotional tour for his latest book, “The Death of Santini.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a previous Conroy visit through the eyes of Square Books owner Richard Howorth. (October 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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                ‘Holiday season’ starts earlier every year

                Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how a collective “holiday season” seems to have replaced all of the individual holidays in October, November and December, and how that season seems to begin a little bit earlier every year. (October 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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                  Small price to pay for valuable knowledge

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott writes about a valuable, but not expensive, lesson he learned recently when he unknowingly received and tried to spend counterfeit money. (October 24, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Using keyboard, typing two different things

                    Computers are more and more a part of the education process, yet typing is not something that youngsters have a lot of experience. Editor Don Whitten discovers an alternative that might be the answer: a keyboard that’s alphabetical rather than the standard QWERTY layout. (October 23, 2013, Page 4)

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