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Dealing with that greenish-yellow dust

There may have been a slight reprieve with mid-week thunderstorms, but the pollen that coats everything and everyone at this time of the year will be back in full force. Where’s it coming from and what can be done about it? Editor Don Whitten tries to answer some of those questions. (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Discrimination now moving to athletic facilities?

    Columnist T.J. Ray has seen all types of discrimination challenged over the years, but is now starting to see another type – in facilities for athletics and other endeavors on college campuses. What group might find a way to make use of an indoor facility? (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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      Celebrating the new chancellor

      As Dr. Dan Jones officially takes office as the 16th chancellor in the 162-year history of the University of Mississippi, The Oxford EAGLE is marking the occasion with a special section devoted to Chancellor Jones’ inauguration.

      (more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1C)

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        Wife charged in death

        Henry White, 60, was found at his Highway 7 South home with multiple and extensive wounds all over his body, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy. He was dead by the time deputies arrived at about 1:30 p.m. His wife, Lou Ann White has been charged with his murder. (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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          Chancellor Inauguration

          An investiture ceremony for the 16th Chancellor Dan Jones on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will be the centerpiece of what has been a week-long observance of community service.
          While the event is not open to the general public, the show will be broadcast on channel 99 for MetroCast cable TV subscribers and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

           (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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            Boys & Girls Club launches new campaign

            The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi are asking corporations to step up and make donations to the organization to help keep young children from left home alone and walking the streets after school. (April 8, 2010, Page 5)

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              New road construction ahead

              Several road projects that have been in the works can now move forward with construction bids after the Board of Aldermen approved the request from city engineers on Tuesday. Along with the projects, several roads in town will begin construction shortly.
              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of $1.2 million in federal stimulus dollars to fund milling and overlay work in the city of Oxford.
              The bid was approved for Lehman-Roberts Company to mill and overlay multiple Oxford streets, including: Jackson Avenue, from west of Oxford Mall to east of Rebel Drive; Old Taylor Road, from University Place to South Lamar; Old Taylor Road, from Kitchen Aid to Bickerstaff and Belk Drive, from Medical Park to Burney Branch.

               (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                Complacency can cause violent crimes to fester

                Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg sees a growing sense of apathy and complacency when it comes to violent crimes in the LOU community. She warns this is a dangerous trend and notes that we need to be intolerant of violence and also work to boost support for local law officials. (April 8, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Frank Lovelady writes to give five ways that the public can help save 6-day mail delivery by the United States Postal Service. (April 8, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Pantry treasurer named Volunteer of the Year

                    George Rosentreter, treasurer of The Pantry, was honored as the Volunteer of the Year on Monday for his dedication and service. (April 7, 2010, Page 3)

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