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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Don Whitten

Mizzou’s in the west, regardless of what SEC says

Since they’re new to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri Tigers fans were kind enough not to make a big deal about the SEC’s apparent problems with geography and what’s east and what’s west. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the alignment problems major conferences are having and what would appear to be a simple solution for the SEC. (November 25, 2013, Page 4A)

Oxford mixes, matches to get best of the best

Is Oxford progressive, to the point of forgetting its tradition? Or does Oxford’s tradition hold back progress? Or, as Editor Don Whitten suggests, does Oxford somehow mix the best of both worlds together to work things out for the best? (November 21, 2013, Page 4)

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)

Confusion continues to surround Obamacare

Regardless of what you call it, the Affordable Care Act is off to a shaky start with signup problems and other issues popping up as opponents continue to take aim. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the issues which are leaving Obamacare supporters playing defense. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

Thanks, veterans

Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of Armistice and Veterans Day and urges all to thank the veterans they know and honor all that serve our country. (November 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Learning to deal with waiting room issues

How do you deal with waiting rooms, particularly when the wait is long? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at two recent experiences in local waiting rooms. (November 6, 2013, Page 4)

Finding an extra hour a special fall treat

Did you remember to turn back your clocks Saturday night? Editor Don Whitten writes about the end of daylight saving time and the joy of spending that “extra” hour that pops up when it happens. (November 4, 2013, Page 4A)

The value of learning a second language

What’s the most valuable skill to have going into the workforce today? It’s been computers for years, but now might well be a second language. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at why learning a second language is so important. (November 1, 2013, Page 4A)

Happy Halloween – rain or shine

With today’s weather ultimately determining how much trick-or-treating will take place this evening, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at plans for the annual holiday that’s becoming bigger and bigger every year. (October 31, 2013, Page 4)

Getting ready for 2014 Run for Hope

It’s never too early to make plans for the annual Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K. Editor Don Whitten talks with Race Co-Director Lynn Sloan about opportunities for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the race that’s set for Feb. 22. (October 30, 2013, Page 4)

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