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UM graduate selected for Cosmo Bachelor

Ole Miss graduate Will Belk has been selected as Cosmopolitan’s Mississippi Most Eligible Bachelor. He is up against about 50 other men to earn the Most Eligible Bachelor award of $10,000. He will appear in the November issue which hits newsstands on Oct. 16. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

Speeding ticket from New York? Watch out!

Scams and computer viruses have a new angle – traffic tickets. Editor Don Whitten, somehow, was ticketed for speeding in east-central New York a little over a week ago – even though he’s never been to New York – and was given a chance to pay his fine by clicking on an email attachment. He declined and explains what additional information he’s discovered about this scam. (July 11, 2011, Page 4)

‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

Local pilot heads to NYC for triathlon

Clay Erwin, 39, a pilot with Delta Airlines, will be competing in August in the 11th annual Nautica New York City Triathlon. (June 23, 2011, Page 1)

Stark Young: Oxford’s other early well-known author

In the fall of 1907, when the University of Texas lured Stark Young away from Oxford, William Faulkner had not risen to fame as Oxford’s well-known author of the first half of the 20th century. Neither had Young been recognized as an author, playwright or drama critic.
Their time was yet to come. (June 18, 2010, Page 3B)

West Point cadet helps invent tourist toter

Going up 146 stairs to the Statue of Liberty’s crown to rescue someone who has fallen ill or suffered a heart attack can be a grueling climb.
Getting the patient back down those same stairs in a timely fashion is an even bigger challenge.
But for Oxford native Spurgeon Petty, one of eight U.S. Military West Point Academy engineering cadets who were commissioned by the National Park Service to create a safer way to evacuate seriously sick or injured tourists, the challenge was one he welcomed. (June 4, 2010, Page 1B)

Souped-up Zipcar, iPod and a feeling of superiority

OXFORD TOWN – On the road to Washington, D.C., Oxford Town columnist Alexander McAdams and her friend Willow amp up their Mazda “Zipcar” with their iPod, which sets them on the road to reminiscence. Music indeed matters in that state of mind and lyrics become all-important as the girls ponder these: “I can’t tell you what I learned in school, but I could tell a story or two.” (March 18, 2010, Page 8)

Exhibit: ‘The space between us’

OXFORD TOWN – The Jersey City-based artist Amy Wilson is slated to visit Oxford at the opening reception for her exhibit at the University Museum on Tuesday, March 23, from 5-7 p.m. Her exhibit is entitled “The space between us.” Oxford Town writer Alexander McAdams gets the scoop on Wilson’s art and reception straight from the curator of the University Museum William Andrews. (March 11, 2010, Page 10)

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