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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Canada

Polar vortex – now that’s a cool name

With hurricanes, typhoons and major storms all getting names these days, Editor Don Whitten writes that he thought “polar vortex” was the name of the latest storm that rolled through much of the country. He then learned it’s not a name of a storm, but the name of a weather phenomenon. (January 10, 2014, Page 4A)

What issues cause you the most concern?

Editor Don Whitten writes about a recent Pew Research project that involved a survey asking about various world issues and how they relate as a major threat to one’s country. (July 15, 2013, Page 4)

Secession petitions taking things a bit too far

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s a common response. Editor Don Whitten points to a new response – if you can’t beat ‘em, secede – that’s popping up around the country after the recent election, and he writes that it appears lots of folks apparently don’t recall their history lessons very well. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

Salaries – wow!

Time is precious, it’s been said. It’s more precious for some than others, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, as he looks at various salaries earned by CEOs, entertainers, pro athletes, et cetera. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

Pennies disappearing – but not everywhere

Canada is looking into halting production of its 1 cent coin in an effort to save money. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the penny in the U.S. and how it’s become possibly the most collectible item in our society. (April 2, 2012, Page 4)

Learn From The Birds

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how nature – and birds, specifically – show us all about love and commitment. (February 14, 2012, Page 4)

A sabbatical journey reminds us how great home country is

Guest columnist and O-U United Methodist Church pastor Warren Black got a special welcome back to the United States when he saw signs of how wonderful our country is when going through customs during a summer sabbatical. (July 1, 2010, Page 4A)

Anonymous $150,000 gift to Ole Miss helping build stronger communities

An anonymous $150,000 gift to the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi is helping raise the quality of life for people throughout the country. It’s part of a three-year, $600,000 fundraising effort to further the work of the institution, which has projects in 30 states. (February 22, 2010, Page 3)

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