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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Small-town life offers training in impatience

Living in Oxford has lots of obvious benefits. One of the ones we don’t think about, Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze writes about, is that we rarely have to wait very long to get, or do, anything. (March 26, 2014, Page 4)

Events might vary for ‘local’ winter games

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy did a routine prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta that gave some alternative events if the games were “localized.” Editor Don Whitten takes a similar approach to the winter games that begin soon, wondering how we might localize some of the events with the weather we’ve had recently and usually have this time of the year. (February 3, 2014, Page 4)

Winter weather – erring on the side of caution

Editor Don Whitten admits he’s long been one of those folks who think many over-react when there’s a threat of snow and ice. He’s considering changing his mind, though, after reading and seeing stories about stranded students and parents in the winter storm that struck the South earlier this week. (January 31, 2014, Page 4A)

Does NFL really want cold, snowy Super Bowl?

The coldest weather for an “outdoor” Super Bowl was the low-40s several decades ago. With “indoor” Super Bowls in domed stadiums, it’s been a comfortable 70 or so inside even if it was in the teens and snowing outside. In 10 days or so, records could be set with Super Bowl XLVIII set for MetLife Stadium – an outdoor venue in New Jersey! Editor Don Whitten wonders what the NFL really wants that evening and how the experiment will work out. (January 22, 2014, Page 4)

Photojournalism loses one of its superstars

When Associated Press photographer Dave Martin collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack on the Georgia Dome sideslines just after the end of the Texas A&M-Duke game earlier this week, photojournalism lost not only one of its best photographers but also one of the most helpful and best-liked guys in the business. Editor Don Whitten looks back at Martin’s influence and work. (January 3, 2014, Page 4A)

Bowlin’ with the Rebels – 2013 Music City Bowl

Local historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the past Ole Miss football appearance in the Music City Bowl as well as games against Monday’s bowl opponent, Georgia Tech. (December 27, 2013, Page 2B)

Lifespans getting shorter for pro sports venues

Remember Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the first home of the Braves and Falcons? Well, you’ve got just a few years left to visit its replacements, Turner Field and the GeorgiaDome, before they’re replaced by new facilities. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the short lives that many pro sports stadiums and arenas have these days. (November 15, 2013, Page 4A)

CPI: Important, but hard to figure out

The Consumer Price Index numbers were released earlier this week. So what makes up the CPI and what does it really mean. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the CPI, how it’s determined and what it – supposedly – says about the country’s direction. (July 19, 2013, Page 4A)

Spending time with the Masters in Augusta

Columnist Steve Stricker enjoyed spending time with the Masters and his son while attending the famous golf competition recently. (April 19, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

Responding to the Boston Marathon tragedy

Editor Don Whitten writes about the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, asking the questions most readers are probably asking these days and wondering how we will respond to the deadly act of terrorism. (April 17, 2013, Page 4)

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