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Tourney decides title, but what about No. 1?

A lot of NCAA men’s tourney brackets have Duke in the Final Four. Ditto for West Virginia. But Butler and Michigan State? A tournament is a tournament, however, and strange things happen. One question, however: Does the team that cuts down the nets Monday in Indianapolis top the final Top 25 polls? Should it? (March 31, 2010, Page 4)

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    Narcotics unit has change at top

    The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit will soon be under new leadership. Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin said the narcotics unit will be headed up by OPD’s Capt. Kevin Stark on a temporary basis until a replacement for former commander Searn Lynch is hired. (March 30, 2010, Page 2)

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      Grant to improve airport safety

      The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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        Kids get a taste of outer space

        Oxford children experienced life as an astronaut for a brief while Monday as part of NASA Night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 30, 2010, Page 3)

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          LES students learn about environment

          Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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            OHS honored at MSPA

            Oxford High School Charger newspaper student editor Cathy Chen took home the Editor of the Year award and OHS Principal Bill Hovious was named the Administrator of the Year  at this year’s Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Awards. The school earned several other honors at the annual event held last week at the University of Mississippi. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)

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              Young scientists shine at Regional Fair

              Local students swept the Regional Science Fair last week at the University of Mississippi, with Della Davidson Elementary taking the Best School in Show award along with 15 awards for individual students. (March 30, 2010, Page 14)

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                City schools map future

                If Oxford school administrators have their way, construction on a new high school could begin next year.
                The new high school is just one of several building projects city school leaders are considering to keep up with the growing number of students in the district.
                The Oxford School Board approved its 10-year capital improvement plan at Monday’s meeting. The plan is essentially a wish list of building needs that school administrators believe the district will need over the next decade.

                 (March 30, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Education briefs

                  In this week’s Education briefs:

                  • Lafayette Upper Elementary School honor roll
                  • Tonya W. Camp graduates Excelsior College
                  • The Oxford Middle School Choirs traveled to Mississippi College on Thursday for State Choral Festival adjudication.
                  • Oxford High School student Tri-Thien Che was among 16 outstanding Mississippi high school seniors were honored at a luncheon last week at the Capital Club in Jackson for their academic success and their involvement in their schools and community.
                  • English instructor Morgan Cutturini of Oxford participated in the Itawamba Community College’s 23rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence held recently.
                  • Adrian Young was named the Mary Cathey Head Start Center employee of the month.
                  • Eight Lafayette FFA students competed March 12 at the North District FFA Competition held at the Oxford/Lafayette Applied Technology Center.
                  • Bradley Shields of Oxford is spending the spring semester in Florence, Italy.
                  • Ole Miss is offering a reading camp to fourth- through sixth-graders in June.
                  • Monday will be Mississippi Clarinet Day at the University of Mississippi.

                   (March 30, 2010, Page 7)

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                    Nothing Frivolous About That

                    A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)

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