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Melanie Addington

Double Decker: Prepare to party

The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its full music lineup for the 15th annual Double Decker Arts Festival on April 24. Along with headliners Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, music acts will include: the Felice Brothers, Jimbo Mathus, Mayhem String Band, Those Darlin’s, Young Buffalo, Captain Midnight, Group Fantasma, Cornmeal, Wiley and the Checkmates, My Name is John Michael, A.A. Bondy, American Aquarium and Machine Gun Kelley & the G-Men. For more details on music, food, art and other plans, visit the festival’s newly redesigned web site(February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Gifted program IQ standard rises

    Oxford students are going to have to be a little smarter next year if they want to be labeled as “gifted.” The Oxford School Board has approved raising the IQ standard for the program from 120 to 125. School district officials say the change will help teachers better serve the district’s most gifted kids while also helping with overcrowding in those classrooms. (February 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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      OUS to remain open

      Oxford University School appears to be in the clear as far as a foreclosure goes and intends to remain open. A group of concerned Oxford University School parents met with the board and headmaster Don Frazier along with Citizen’s Bank CEO and President Frank Sibley at the Holiday Inn Express on Tuesday evening to clarify the recent news on the future of the school.

       (February 25, 2010, Page 2)

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        Lafayette names top teachers

        Lafayette Upper Elementary School teacher Judy Bishop has been honored as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Fellow teachers taking the honors for their respective schools include Grace Brooks, Lafayette Elementary School; Penny Allen, Lafayette Middle School; and Joan Vaughn, Lafayette High School. (February 25, 2010)

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          Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ shot remembered

          OXFORD TOWN — Ole Miss professor Jack Barbera is well known for his expertise in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘vertigo’ shot and he recently provided a free lecture on the topic at the Magnolia Film Festival in Starkville, Miss. (February 25, 2010, Page 11)

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            New mascot ahead?

            The majority of the University of Mississippi students taking part in a Tuesday election voted in favor of students leading the effort towards a new mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. However, confusion over the initial question posed by the Associated Student Body and what exactly was on the ballot left some students wondering what their role will be in deciding the new mascot. (February 24, 2010, Page 1)

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              Financial aid assistance program available Saturday

              Although officially dubbed College Goal Sunday, on this Saturday, the University of Mississippi Financial Aid office will be available at Oxford High School to help families fill out their federal financial aid forms. (February 23, 2010, Page 7)

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                OUS: No new school

                After recently announcing plans to build a new, more spacious school, officials with Oxford University School are now issuing mixed messages about whether the new school will be built — and if the school will close its doors.In an e-mail sent to parents Monday, OUS Headmaster Don Frazier announced the mortgage for the current school building held by Citizens Bank was 90 days past due and that the loan was about to be foreclosed.

                 (February 23, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Smith flight issue prompts important discussion

                  The outrage over director Kevin Smith’s treatment in getting bumped from a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight offers the opportunity for the public to take a closer look at discrimination against overweight people. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)

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                    What? This place is ‘weird’?

                    A new group set up by the University Counseling Center aims to ease the transition to moving to a new place. It’s called the “This Place Can Be a Little Weird,” and group counselor Josh Magruder hopes to help new hires or people who may be transitioning into a new academic position. (February 5, 2010, Page 3A)

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