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Texting and driving: Stupid, stupid, stupid

A recent survey shows that three-fourths of cellphone users admit to texting and driving and one-quarter of them feel they can multi-task while driving. Our view is that we need to somehow stop texting and driving — through technology with apps or through making and enforcing laws — and the dangers it presents to all on the road. (November 7, 2014, Page 4A)

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    City OKs texting, driving policy

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

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      When is graphic too graphic for youngsters?

      Staff writer Jerra Scott’s trip to a local school to write a story about the UNITE Arrive Alive Tour stop there turned out to be much more graphic and emotional than expected. Scott takes a look at the program intended to cut back on texting while driving and drunken driving, and wonders if it might be too graphic for some. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

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        Bike safety film takes top prize

        Greg Earnest took home the top prize of $500 for his 2-minute film on sharing the road during the first OxFilm Challenge Tuesday night. The People’s Choice award went to Oxford’s youngest filmmakers, 10-year-olds Josephine Gladden and Adele Johnson. (July 31, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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