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What kind of news are you looking for?

What’s the news of the day? Weather? The Mid-East? The economy? Congress and the president? Or is it, as some would have you think, a murder trial in Florida and a New York Congressman resigning? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how national and international news seems to rank these days with some media outlets. (June 20, 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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      Daly entertainment at TPC Southwind

      Sometimes you have to experience something to have a full appreciation for it. That’s the case for professional golf and for the excitement and entertainment John Daly provides, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes in a look back at his trips to Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude Classic. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

        While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Patti C. Harris writes about the National Popular Vote pact and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other issues and wonders if all of the irreconcilable differences might mean that a divorce is best for America. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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            A ‘re-user’ is trying to learn to be a ‘recycler’

            Editor Don Whitten admits he’s not the best in the world at recycling, but says he’s learning. He takes a look back at when recycling was actually “re-using” items, remembering multiple uses for cans, bottles, jars, et cetera. (June 15, 2011, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Pope Mallette writes to thank the people that stopped to help when a load of lumber tumbled out of his pickup truck recently and to note how it’s a blessing to live in a community where folks are so helpful. (June 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                Unlikely Angel

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to the man – Sergeant Major Henry Dawkins – who played a key role in shaping his life-long beliefs and actions during a tour of military duty. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Albert Sperath writes to pass along information he gathered in response to Rep. Alan Nunnelee using the term “Obamacare,” but also to say his bigger concern is the lack of voice the minority has today. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

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                    With ‘friends’ like Mark, who needs …

                    Editor Don Whitten writes about an email message that somehow got past his spam filter recently, noting that it appears scammers must be having a tough time with the economy, too, if they’re continuing to go after folks like him who never respond. (June 13, 2011, Page 4)

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