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In A New York Minute

Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at a day that can never be forgotten – Sept. 11, 2001 – and recalls how he and so many Americans felt while watching the tragedy unfold. (September 11, 2012, Page 4)

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    9/11 – A day to remember and to serve

    It was a Tuesday. Eleven years ago. Just like tomorrow, Sept. 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the terrorist attack on our country, how we’ve moved forward since 2001 and how we’ve channeled a lot of action into the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Into ‘America’s Last Frontier’ and back

      Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look back at a recent trip to Alaska, comparing the differences between here and there in music, weather, accents, et cetera. (September 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Brinkley Gaia writes to remind readers about the upcoming anniversary of 9-11 and how we should find ways to take part in the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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          Small computers, hand-held phones? No way!

          Technology, while wonderful, is often so much more than we ever expected. A few decades back, no one imagined laptop computers, smart cellphones, the Internet explosion, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the changes that have affected the newspaper world that he’d have never dreamed off during his early days as a reporter. (September 6, 2012, Page 4)

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            College girls through middle-school eyes

            Living in a college town has its benefits as most of us know. There are also “challenges” that come with living in a college town, too, and Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at the good and the bad as she thinks about her children getting older. (September 5, 2012, Page 4)

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              Bucket-Mouth Behemoth

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed finally caught the lunker bass he’s been trying for – but he only got part of the fish to mount. Reed writes about the quest and talks about where the rest of the prize went. (September 4, 2012, Page 4)

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                Will ‘undecided’ voters keep an open mind?

                Democrats and Republicans alike know there’s a certain percentage of voters who’ve already made up their mind about who they’ll vote for for president this fall. It’s the “undecided” voters, which Editor Don Whitten takes a look at, who’ll likely decide the election. (September 3, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Driving guidelines, tips really pretty basic

                  Driver’s education’s main message was, and is, pretty simple: Keep your eyes on the road. Editor Don Whitten notices that more and more folks seem to have forgotten that message and wonders how we can return to those basics in driving. (August 31, 2012, Page 4A)

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                    Having fun in a ‘Quest’ for knowledge

                    Good things come in small packages. And sometimes they’re just as good years later. So writes News Editor Jonathan Scott as he tells about the first set of Brain Quest cars his son received nearly 20 years ago. (August 30, 2012, Page 4)

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