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‘The Best, the Only and the Unexpected’

Did you get your Hammacher Schlemmer catalog yet? Have you ever seen a Hammacher Schlemmer catalog? Editor Don Whitten takes readers on a trip through the iconic mail-order business’ latest catalog and some of the unique gift possibilities it offers. (November 12, 2014, Page 4A)

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)

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)

They put what in it?

For those who get facials and such, it’s not a surprise that some unusual ingredients – oats, honey, yogurt, et cetera – make up the concoction that’s used. Editor Don Whitten expects most everyone, though, to be surprised at the special additive in a high-dollar facial that’s becoming more and more popular these days. (August 12, 2013, Page 4)

Vacation’s destination is all in the mind

Vacations are basically one of two things – a time to relax or a time to explore and interact with new things and places. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family opted for the second type of vacation this summer as they spent time in both New York City and Montreal, Canada. (August 1, 2013, Page 4)

Farewell, Faulkner stuff. Come back soon.

Lots of William Faulkner memorabilia, including his Nobel Prize for Literature, have been on loan and display at the University of Mississippi. Possibly no more, News Editor Jonathan Scott writes as he looks into the possibility of valuable items being sold at auction. His wish for all of us is that the next buyer sends them back where they belong – to Oxford, Ole Miss and Lafayette County. (April 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Reality check: Their challenges are ours, too

Local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at a growing problem – teen pregnancy – that affects youngsters and families in all places and all stations of life. (September 27, 2012, Page 4)

9/11 is not a happy day for anyone

The wounds are too fresh and too painful, staff writer Alyssa Schnugg writes,  to make it seem correct for someone to say “Happy Patriot Day” on 9/11. Schnugg explores the approach some have to 9/11, Memorial Day and other “holidays.” (September 13, 2012, Page 4)

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)

We can give up the big drinks, can’t we?

Banning the sale of large sugar-ladened drinks – is it government overreach or government help for the obese? Local columnist Deidra Jackson looks into the controversy and wonders if our concerns about obesity and health will make the message more important than the messenger. (June 21, 2012, Page 4)

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