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Princeton grad rides his bike home from school

Peter Dunbar wanted to ride home from school on his bicycle, and he wanted his four friends to join him.
The catch was his school is Princeton University in New Jersey and his home is in Oxford. (June 25, 2010, Page 1B)

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    UM research center gets $31.7M to expand

    The University of Mississippi has been awarded $31.7 million to expand the Thad Cochran Research Center, the primary research facility of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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      UM mascot vote starts Monday

      To be a Rebel or not to be a Rebel is not the question. It’s more about what does a Rebel look like?

      That is what members of the University of Mississippi Mascot Selection Committee hope to answer this summer as they move into phase three of the selection process on Monday. (June 24, 2010, Page 1a)

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        Domestic violence workers come to Oxford for regional training event

        The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence will hold its regional Domestic Violence Shelter Programs Training Institute for member shelter programs in northern Mississippi in Oxford this weekend.
        Martha Crawford, victim advocate at the Domestic Violence Project in Oxford, said she’s looking forward to the training event that will be held Thursday and Friday at The Inn on the University of Mississippi campus. (June 23, 2010, Page 3A)

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          UM cuts July 4 funding

          The community’s annual 4th of July weekend celebrates the red, white and blue, but it’s the green – or lack thereof – that’s causing concerns this year. One-third of the funding was cut this year leaving organizers to rally for volunteers to help begin raising funds for next year. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Oxford mourns loss of community leader

            From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
            Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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              More join effort to help needy

              On a mission to provide a weekly meal to the needy, about 50 folks representing every walk of life came together Tuesday evening to learn more about the program slated to begin in September.
              College students and the elderly, artists and social workers, the rich and the not-so-rich, gathered at the Stone Center to see what they could do to help provide “More than a Meal” to those members of the community who could use some assistance from time to time. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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                UM creates new position to fight poverty

                The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts has teamed up with Americorps to be a host site for a new position designed to fight poverty in North Mississippi.

                Currently taking applications, the Volunteer In Service To America — or VISTA — employee will be a one-year full time position that includes a living allowance, health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay student loans. (June 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Toyota restarts its engine

                  After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Local players get parts in “Royal Season”

                    Local actors graced the stage during opening weekend of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival at the University of Mississippi. Opening the festival was the “Merry Wives of Windsor.” Also playing this year is “Hamlet,” and “King and I.” (June 14, 2010, Page 1, 2)

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