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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

communication

How long could you go with no cellphone?

If you cannot recall the days before cellphones, then you’re not likely to think much about Editor Don Whitten’s suggestion that everyone try to go without the can’t-do-without gadget. Whitten takes a look at jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his tips about creating cell-free times and zones. (August 11, 2014, Page 4)

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    Women lead the way in social networking

    The Pew Research Center recently published an article that said women are using social media on a larger scale than men. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised based on his non-scientific observations. (September 18, 2013, Page 4)

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      Be patient, understanding with hearing impaired

      Editor Don Whitten writes about the issues the hearing impaired have in communication and asks for patience and understanding when dealing with people with those issues. (August 28, 2013, Page 4)

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        Where are the chips?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray relates a recent visit to a restaurant and his follow-up letter to management in pointing out that we should take the time to tell store and restaurant owners and managers both the good and the bad about their business and service. (May 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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          It’s Awfully Hot Down Here

          The purpose of education, most agree, is to gain the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently – and accurately and correctly. Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story one of his students wrote that shows the importance of all of those factors in communication. (January 15, 2013, Page 4)

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            Jersey help may be dealing with accent issues

            Some 200 state troopers, including several from Mississippi and Louisiana, are in New Jersey helping with security and traffic control. Editor Don Whitten wonders about communication issues with those three states furnishing some of the most unusual – and different – accents. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Kaye Bryant writes how to fix what’s wrong in America as well as to tout the value of the Spirits of Oxford tour. (November 7, 2012, Page 4)

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                Thanks, social media; we’re plugged in but tuned out

                Local columnist Deidra Jackson sees it every morning on her commute to town – people conversing on their cellphones. Who are they talking to and what are they talking about – and is it really something that’s meaningful? Real moments and memories, she writes, are what’s really important. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Technology – who and what will it replace?

                  Do you know Siri? Do you work with Siri. Editor Don Whitten writes about this new acquaintance he was introduced to during a recent shopping trip, and he wonders if “personal assistants” in our phones might start replacing some of the duties he has at his house and with his family. (December 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                    ‘Say that again?’

                    Columnist Ryan Miller communicates to readers about the art of communication. (October 7, 2011, Page 1B)

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