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Between a rock and a hard place

Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

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    OPD conducts field sobriety testing

    While getting drunk in front of a room full of police officers wouldn’t normally be a good idea, five volunteers did just that Wednesday during a Standardized Field Sobriety Test school held at the Oxford Police Department. (April 7, 2011, Page 2)

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      Helping those helping others

      The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County awarded $332,900 to 16 local agencies and a total of 26 programs aimed at providing better education, health services and financial assistance to the needy. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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        Ghosts wander Oxford High halls

        Students showed just how deadly drunk driving can be on Wednesday when they worked with Students Against Drunk Driving to walk the halls of Oxford High School dressed as ghosts. The project was held before the prom this Saturday as one of several activities to keep students safe. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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          Keeping an eye on the Square

          Mayor Pat Patterson is hoping the Board of Aldermen will approve around $50,000 to purchase security cameras for the Square at the next meeting. (April 7, 2011, Page 1)

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            It’s April – and time to get the mower running

            Did you hear all those small engines sputtering and running last weekend? It’s the sign that most of us are getting our mowers, trimmers and weed-whackers out storage and ready for use. Editor Don Whitten shares his opening-weekend experiences in the yard and plans for the upcoming grass-growing season. (April 7, 2011, Page 4)

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              Mirror, mirror

              Who do you see when you look in the mirror. The odds are, local columnist T.J. Ray writes, that you see a college kid in the mirror. We seem to think that we don’t age as much as our friends and neighbors because we don’t want to think about the passing of time affecting us. (April 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                Plein Air wants to gain resort status

                While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Pugh officially hired as county school head

                  Adam Pugh hasn’t begun as assistant superintendent yet for the Lafayette School District but he’s been hired as Superintendent. His contract was approved on Monday to begin Jan. 1, 2012. (April 6, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Answer: ‘Jeopardy’ at 3:30 p.m. Thursday

                    Question: Where can you see UM Employee Mickey McLaurin?

                    McLaurin will appear on WREG-3 in Memphis at 3:30 p.m. as a contestant on Jeopardy tomorrow. The director of sponsored program administration in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi has always been a trivia nerd, he said. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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