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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Oct. 4 — a date that will live in Ole Miss history

ESPN’s GameDay came to town. Ole Miss beat Alabama. The LOU community gained lots of positive media coverage. Publisher Tim Phillips looks at what made Oct. 4, 2014, so special, including coming up with a Top 10 list of things connected with the weekend. (October 9, 2014, Page 4A)

Sharing stories about our friend, Stan

The news was shocking and hard to accept — Stan Sandroni had passed away. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at his time working and playing with Sandroni, and recalls one of the stories that shows exactly who and what Stan Sandroni was. (September 11, 2014, Page 4)

Overby Center programs offer great opportunity

Interested in documentaries, history, politics, sports? “Our View” suggests you look over the list of programs offered by the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics this fall at the University of Mississippi. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Jerry N. Boone writes to say that the University of Mississippi administration is correct in bringing out initiatives to modify campus culture, while Gerald Gaia writes to ask if the protest story and picture in Monday’s paper was really newsworthy enough to be put on the front page. (August 14, 2014, Page 4)

Former ‘Water Valley man’ writes mystery

Neely Tucker, one of the first Oxford EAGLE reporters to cover government, education, sports, et cetera in Water Valley in the mid-1980s, has written his debut novel, a mystery titled “The Ways of the Dead.” Editor Don Whitten looks at Tuckers travels since writing for The EAGLE and reviews Tucker’s book. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 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)

Popular site offers window to the world

Guess what’s usually one of the most popular sites in any community. If you said the local public library, you’re correct. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library adds to the community. (January 13, 2014, Page 4)

Appreciating a local hero in education

Columnist Steve Stricker writes about one of his heroes, former UM Chancellor Robert C. Khayat. (October 4, 2013, Page 1B)

Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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