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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Don Whitten

Gun control – questions and more questions

Gun control, in the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Colorado, is a hot topic these days. Do we need more gun control? Would it do any good? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue which offers many questions. (July 25, 2012, Page 4)

Tragic shooting makes you think about life

Last week’s tragic shooting at a Batman movie in Colorado leaves us wondering about why tragic things happen, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the questions we have in light of the senseless actions. (July 23, 2012, Page 4)

Parking issue not one that’s going away

Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

A conversation piece and a small donation

“Powerball – $70 million.” Editor Don Whitten writes that the sign he saw recently on a trip to Missouri was enough to get him to try one ticket, and it ended up sparking a bit of conversation. The big question – was his ticket a winner? (July 16, 2012, Page 4)

Need directions? Make sure they’re good ones

Those map-and-direction websites and GPSs are wonderful forms of modern technology – when they’re correct. Editor Don Whitten has learned firsthand that’s not always the case, however. (July 13, 2012, Page 4A)

We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

Big week for celebrating birthdays

We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

Bus bullying shows much bigger problem

The bus bullying incident in upstate New York has gained lots of attention, and Editor Don Whitten writes that he hopes it brings attention to a bigger problem – parents teaching their children about basic respect for others and children learning that lesson. (June 27, 2012, Page 4)

What’s on your summer reading list?

Summer is officially here and that means it’s time to get going with those summer reading lists. What’s on your list? Mysteries? Biographies? Sports? Romance novels. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some options, including trying a bit of our best-known local author – William Faulkner. (June 25, 2012, Page 4)

Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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