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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Don Whitten

You have to protect your hard-earned money

As more and more major retailers announce problems with their credit/debt systems and having hackers and ID thieves gain access to information, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at ways we can guard our crucial information — and our money. (September 24, 2014, Page 4A)

Getting along despite our differences

A move by many in Scotland to declare independence from the United Kingdom fell short in a vote, but it’s indicative of how regional differences within smaller areas can overflow into politics. Editor Don Whitten looks at divisions mentioned in the United States and even wonders how some of the distinct regions in Mississippi have learned to get along so well. (September 22, 2014, Page 4)

Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

Ketchup, cheese key additions for many

How did your parents get you to eat things you weren’t sure you liked? Did they, or perhaps you, use ketchup or melted cheese to make things taste better. Editor Don Whitten takes a humorous look at the practice that continues today. (September 15, 2014, Page 4)

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)

9/11 — a time to remember and to serve

Editor Don Whitten writes about 9/11 and things that went on 13 years ago in relation to what’s happening in the world today and how Americans have turned the tragedy into a positive with the National Day of  Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2014, Page 4)

Wilkie book offers so much to so many

Need a book about local history, politics, sociology or journalism? Editor Don Whitten writes that longtime journalist and now journalism professor Curtis Wilkie’s new book, “Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road,” fits the bill perfectly. (September 8, 2014, Page 4)

All educational programs eventually replaced

Common Core, whether good, bad or in between, will eventually be replaced by another educational program. It’s just the nature of education and the education business, Editor Don Whitten writes. (September 1, 2014, Page 4)

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Did you realize Tuesday was Women’s Equality Day? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a survey comparing treatment and opportunity differences between women and men and how Mississippi ranks nationally. (August 27, 2014, Page 4)

Heat wave nothing to mess around with

When we wished for sunny days, we didn’t wish for temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and heat index numbers above 100. Editor Don Whitten notes that heat is nothing to mess around with, and gives some tips for dealing with the late-summer heat. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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