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Local man continues battle with mysterious illness

In the late-’70s and early-’80s, Oxford native Howard Phillips, 49, was an athlete who played football, basketball and ran track at Oxford High School. It was a way of escaping the drugs and violence he witnessed growing up in one of the city’s low-income housing projects. Today, he is battling a mysterious illness that has stolen his ability to walk, if only temporarily, and searching for answers.

  (June 16, 2014, Page 1)

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