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Panty thief sparks sex crime bill

Local legislators are working to pass a new bill that would require prosecutors to include a special allegation of sexual motivation in felony criminal cases when sufficient evidence exists to justify a finding of sexual motivation. If convicted, the defendant would be required to register under the Mississippi sex offender registration law. (February 1, 2011, Page 1)

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    Some Sunday sales set for Oxford

    The state board approved Oxford’s request for Sunday sales after holiday and home football weekends on Monday. The first Sunday will be May 8 for Mother’s Day. (February 1, 2011, Page 1)

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      Education briefs

      • Kyra McCarty makes honor roll
      • Ashley Cancer make dean’s list
      • NWCC art reviews scholarship portfolios
      • ICS pre-school applications open
      • Chelsea Peters makes honor roll

       (February 1, 2011, Page 6)

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        Texas Rebels unite on tag issue

        The Houston Rebel Club is working to develop a UM Alumni license plate for the state of Texas. For more information, visit www.houstonrebelclub.com/license_plate.html (February 1, 2011, Page 6)

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          By Jove

          Are women always right? Are they impossible to please? Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks at several thoughts on those questions and offers an argument put forth by one of his students that seemed to even make females in the class side with him. (February 1, 2011, Page 4)

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            Another proposal from left field – Amendment 28

            Local columnist T.J. Ray suggests that we propose and pass a 28th amendment that would make the president a non-partisan executive after he or she is elected, taking the split that parties and their differences have caused in our country. After all, Ray says, doesn’t the president represent everyone? (February 1, 2011, Page 4)

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              2011 Elections Calendar

              Here’s an overview of key dates in the 2011 election cycle. You can download the official calendar from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office here. (more…) (January 31, 2011)

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                Board denies parole for Jenkins

                The Mississippi Parole Board denied parole for Anthony Jenkins, 45, who convicted in 1987 for killing 4-year-old James Neal Freeman and wounding Debi Freeman in 1985 with a rifle while the family was driving along College Hill Road.

                Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison and has been up for parole three times but has been denied each time. The latest hearing was held in January. He will be eligible again in 2014. (January 31, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Time for a change

                  Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton said, after 36 years, it’s time for new blood in the tax assessors’ office.

                  Thornton, who has served Lafayette County as its tax assessor and collector since 2000, will not be seeking reelection in this year’s county elections.

                  See a listing of all those who have filed qualifying papers for the 2011 county elections in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Housing, projects increase UM budget

                    Miller Hall is coming down after 50 years to make way for three new residence halls. The university is waiting word from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to ensure that they can move forward with the project. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)

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