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Walking the walk

The theme of this year’s Green Week, hosted by the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi, is “walk the walk,” which is well suited for one of the main concepts in Sustainability: Transportation. Sustainable living, as defined by the Earth Policy Institute, is “shifting to a renewable energy-based, reuse/recycle economy with a diversified transport system.”
A challenge to all community members this week comes from the Green Week pledge drive at the Student Union. Members of Oxford, Lafayette County and the university are encouraged to pledge to use an alternative means of transportation at least one day a week. While this could include biking or walking to work or using the OUT bus, it could also mean sharing a ride to work with someone else.

 (April 20, 2010, Page 1)

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    Education briefs

    • Lafayette PTO Meeting set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
    • Oxford High School Class of 1970 Reunion set for Double Decker Weekend
    • Local students receive highest academic award at Honors Day convocation
    • Lafayette Upper Elementary will host an open house for upcoming third-graders on Thursday from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
    • Lafayette School District has two national winners in the Classworks WIN contest.
    • Six inductees to enter NWCC Sports Hall of Fame with former Ole Miss player Don Kessinger as the keynote speaker.
    • Summer Ecology camp offered and registration now underway.

     (April 20, 2010, Page 6)

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      Agent takes over helm at Metro Narcotics

      A police officer since June 2000, Randall K. Davis is now the head of the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit. His number one goal — to make Oxford a safer place to live. (April 20, 2010, Page 2)

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        Eating green means more than just veggies

        GREEN WEEK 2010The idea of going green has been a growing trend in the nation for years but the larger concept, sustainable living, actually focuses on more than just recycling or changing to more efficient lightbulbs. Focusing on transportation, energy consumption and diet, sustainable living can be a major philosophical life change for people.
        The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi, in hosting Green Week beginning today through Friday, hope to introduce the community to small steps to begin leading a sustainable life.

         (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Today deadline for mailing census

          With Thursday being the deadline to file taxes, today marks a different deadline — and this one won’t cost a penny.
          Today is the deadline for residents across the U.S. to mail back their 2010 Census questionnaires. (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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            A look ahead at Green Week

            For the second annual green week in Oxford April 19-23, organizers wanted to do more than educate citizens on the issues; they want to reach out and get people involved. By focusing on community service projects and asking people to pledge to make at least one change in their green lifestyle, the Green Week committee is looking to promote community involvement.

             (April 16, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Courage recalled

              Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

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                Grove stays free

                Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
                On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Bridging divides: Around the ‘Table’

                  Before racial divides can be torn down, people need to come together and simply listen to the each other, to understand how others feel, think and learn how experiences have shaped their lives. That’s why about 25 Oxford-area residents took part in a recent retreat designed to open dialogue between the races.

                  (more…) (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Company sprouts with seed money

                    With the help of $100,000 in seed money from the state, a University of Mississippi professor’s dream of launching a new business is about to come to fruition.

                    Mike Repka, UM chairman and associate professor of pharmaceutrics, was on hand Monday to accept the money from the Mississippi Technology Alliance. The funds will help start Oxford Polymed Corp., a new clinical stage pharmaceutical development company based in Oxford focusing on several drug delivery systems.

                     (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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