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Thoughts of cakes, candies make Christmas special

What do you recall about past Christmases, particularly those when you were a youngster? Local columnist J.T. Ray thinks about the sweets his folks made – amalgamation cake, pineapple fudge, fruit cakes, et cetera. (December 23, 2013, Page 4)

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    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)

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      Being chosen simply means two mothers loved me

      Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about how she just found out – at age 45 – that she was adopted. Schnugg explores her emotions and how she’s processing the news. (July 18, 2013, Page 4)

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        Christmas shopping about more than spending

        The world’s greatest Christmas shopper may well have been Marilyn Kagen. Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls the days (and nights) she went Christmas shopping with Mrs. Kagen – her mother – looking for presents for everyone in the family. (December 6, 2012, Page 4)

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          Getting ready for important family celebrations

          There are big family-oriented events and celebrations we all take part in – weddings, births, christenings, reunions, anniversaries, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two he and his families are taking part in – over the course of one weekend. (September 20, 2012, Page 4)

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            Home is where the heart is

            Meek School of Journalism and New Media Dean Will Norton Jr. recently traveled to Lebanon with Dr. Samir Husni (Mr. Magazine to most), and writes about their visit to Husni’s homeland and thoughts about returning to the LOU community – Husni’s home now. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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                Pets aren’t people – but they can come close

                Have you ever wondered how people get so attached to their pets? Editor Don Whitten says you need to walk in those folks’ shoes a bit to understand that family pets are, indeed, a member of the family that you don’t realize how much you’ll miss until they’re gone. (September 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Raising kids – neither easy nor inexpensive

                  Did you realize it will take about a quarter of a million dollars to raise  a child born into a middle income family in 2010 to the age of 17? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at raising children after seeing those figures from the USDA. (July 13, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Relationships with fathers change through the years

                    When you’re really young, your father looks after you, takes care of you and gives you things. A few years later, he’s the one who teaches you to ride a bike, catch a fish and learn about discipline. Editor Don Whitten explores those changes in relationships between children and their fathers as we get set to honor our fathers this weekend. (June 17, 2011, Page 4A)

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