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Thursday, April 17, 2014

John Semmes

What would you do with lottery winnings?

Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Power flicks bigger issue in today’s world

Did you notice Sunday’s power flick? If so, how did it affect you. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how power surges, outages and the like affect us much more these days because of all of the computers and electronic gadgets we use. (October 24, 2012, Page 4)

Giving up an hour never an easy thing to do

Yes, it’s time once again to move the clocks ahead an hour as we begin daylight saving time. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the practice, including how difficult it is to adjust those first few days of the change in the spring. (March 9, 2012, Page 4A)

Presbyterians get quick start with local church

Churches, like people and families, have their beginnings, and several churches have, or will be, celebrating notable birthdays. One local church that will be turning 175 next year is First Presbyterian Church, and Editor Don Whitten gives a personal perspective on the church complex and family located just west of the Square as it begins a year-long celebration. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

Where do you expect to be on Sunday?

Have you heard about the prediction that the world will come to an end this Saturday and that some of us will be headed to heaven and the others left behind? Editor Don Whitten takes on Harold Camping’s prediction and says we need to be ready any time, including Saturday, but that he seriously doubts Camping’s accurancy. (May 19, 2011, Page 4)

Annan to talk about faith, dealing with adversity

Disaster comes in all shapes and sizes. Bad things happen. And we have to deal with adversity. Haiti Partners co-director Kent Annan, who’s speaking this weekend in Oxford, has seen more than his share of adversity as he helps the people of Haiti. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Annan’s work, including how he helps those in need ask and answer the tough questions about faith. (April 6, 2011, Page 4)

Saints over Colts: Destiny or too much Drew?

How many of you New Orleans Saints fans out there started wondering about all of this “destiny” talk when the Indianapolis Colts bolted out to a 10-0 in Sunday’s Super Bowl? Thanks to a stingy defense, a gambling coach and quarterback Drew Brees’ record-setting performance, destiny – and the Saints – prevailed. (February 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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