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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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)

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    Lifespans getting shorter for pro sports venues

    Remember Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the first home of the Braves and Falcons? Well, you’ve got just a few years left to visit its replacements, Turner Field and the GeorgiaDome, before they’re replaced by new facilities. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the short lives that many pro sports stadiums and arenas have these days. (November 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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      FESJC a great bargain, opportunity for golf fans

      What pro sport can you sit or stand within feet of the athletes without paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket? Golf, of course. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the Mid-South’s popular PGA Tour stop in Memphis and the opportunities it offers golf fans to get up close and personal with the best players in the game. (June 5, 2012, Page 4)

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        Who suffers in pro sports work stoppages?

        Who’s gonna get locked out? Who’s gonna strike? Will we have NFL football, NBA basketball or NHL hockey next season? Editor Don Whitten ponders these questions as it looks more and more like one or more of the leagues will have one of their every-so-often conflicts between millionaire players and even-richer owners. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Ben Mikell writes to urge all fans, regardless of who you’re cheering for, to use common sense when you’re mixed in with fans from the other team at sporting events. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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