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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Don Whitten

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)

Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

An inside look at confusing economy numbers

More jobs and higher unemployment rates? How’s that. Editor Don Whitten gets a little help explaining some of the numbers in the Department of Labor report released last week. (August 4, 2014, Page 4)

Getting prepared for the start of school

Some educators suggest that parents and students begin practicing for the start of school to that the school year begins on a positive note. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options to consider with those first school days not far away. (July 31, 2014, Page 4)

How about a few watermelon tidbits?

A poll on watermelons? Yes, there’s one. Editor Don Whitten, with the annual Watermelon Carnival coming up this weekend in Water Valley, takes a look at the results. (July 30, 2014, Page 4)

It’s time for school — computer school

It’s almost time for school. For students. And adults — for computer training and info  — if they have a child in grades 7-12 in the Oxford School District. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the classes for parents students who will be getting MacBook Air computers to use during the upcoming school year. (July 28, 2014, Page 4)

BMH money offers different options

Spend it and pay off debt? Invest it, use the proceeds for special projects and save the principal for emergencies? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how local government officials handled funds from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in light of talk in the city of raising taxes. (July 23, 2014, Page 4)

Budgeting for chocolate price increase

Did you see where cocoa futures are shooting through the roof? Increased costs for that key ingredient as well as other has led The Hershey Company to announce an upcoming price increase, and Editor Don Whitten writes about how it will affect the candy lovers in his household. (July 18, 2014, Page 4A)

My, how we have grown around here

Editor Don Whitten, after getting a report from 1960, compares facts and figures about Lafayette County and how it has grown in the 50-plus years since then. (July 16, 2014, Page 4)

Who are millennials — and what do they think?

Are you a millennial? Do you know a millennial or two? Editor Don Whitten looks at the group that includes teenagers to those in their early 30s, including what a recent poll says about their political leanings and feelings about the government. (July 14, 2014, Page 4)

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