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A deeper shade of green

Choosing alternative modes of transportation — such as biking to work, walking or even riding the Oxford University Transit buses — is one way we can all lower our ecological footprint. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Plans offered to save money by saving energy

    TVA is partnering with the city of Oxford, the University of Mississippi and local power distributors to promote to Kick-Off Energy Efficiency Challenge. The challenge offers four viable energy saving options to members of TVA in an effort to save money, energy and the environment. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Another roadblock to safety?

      If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

      But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Education briefs

        • Oxford Elementary Honor Roll
        • Cauthen wins award
        • Urgo named President
        • Project WET Teacher workshop set for April 20
        • LMS student form Green Team

         (April 19, 2011, Page 6A)

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          Pierced Hands

          Hands are the key to the most wonderful story ever told. Local columnist Jimmy Reed explains as he takes a look at James Weldon Johnson’s “The Creation” along with the story of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection as we continue through Holy Week. (April 19, 2011, Page 4A)

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            OHS students observe Day of Silence

            For Josh Pillault, one day of silence a year is perhaps the most important time to express himself. Celebrating the National Day of Silence on Friday, Pillault, a junior, and other students at Oxford High School wore T-shirts and covered their mouths to show their support for gay and lesbian friends and family. (April 18, 2011, Page 6A)

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              UM names law school for Khayat

              “Overwhelmed.” That was the word Robert Khayat, former University of Mississippi chancellor, summoned when asked how it felt to have the new UM Law School named in his honor on Friday afternoon. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Eating ‘green’ easier

                During Oxford’s Green Week, area restaurants are presenting foods that are considered “green” because are bought locally and/or are grown organically. Eating green is being highlighted as part of the Green Week activities. Read about “green” food in today’s EAGLE. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Group effort made to bring vets’ home to Oxford

                  The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Are chicks, ducks, rabbits really necessary?

                    Remember the old days when live chicks, ducks and rabbits were the big purchases for Easter? Editor Don Whitten remembers seeing hundreds of them in stores and getting many of them at his family’s farm, and wonders if people realize that they need to make a commitment when buying pets. (April 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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