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Yesterday’s papers: Helping those in need

Helping others is often the theme of the week leading up to Thanksgiving and determining how to give back. In these days of yesterday’s papers from 2012, 2010, 2002, 2000 and 1987, the EAGLE looked at how to help students at the University of Mississippi, whether they are hungry or need to stop drinking, how to help residents with hungry tummies, loose dogs and utilities.

Nov. 20, 2012

Food bank opens to help UM students

University of Mississippi students rallied together to ensure the only yearning their fellow students are doing is for knowledge, and not for food.

The Ole Miss Food Bank, a student-led effort, opened in Room 213 of Kinard Hall earlier this month to serve all students.

It already has received donations of food and money and visits from students in need.

All students have to do is show their UM ID.

Nov. 17, 2010

How to keep dogs on a short leash?

The city of Oxford is looking for ways to strengthen its leash law to protect both residents and canines.

A new amendment proposed at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting attempts to clarify the language of the law and would require animals on a leash at all times anywhere outdoors, including their own front yard.

City Attorney Pope Mallette said the city should reword the amendment to specify public areas and exclude private property.

The changes were recommended by a woman knocked down recently by a dog at Lamar Park.

Nov 18, 2002

The Pantry celebrates 20th anniversary

Twenty years after its first meals to local families in need, The Pantry is reflecting back on its successes and where it has helped residents.

The nonprofit now serves 50 families a week in a new 2,400-square-foot facility known as Oxford’s community food bank. It is also enjoying its best community support ever.

“The neat thing is that, being as old as we are, we have developed a great deal of credibility in the community,” said Pantry President Ann O’Dell. “The Pantry has become a household name.”

Nov. 21, 2000

Judge: City can provide utilities beyond borders

Oxford won the latest round in a two-year legal battle over who has the right to provide utility services to housing developments within one mile of the city’s limits.

An opinion was issued Nov. 15 by a chancery judge affirming the city’s contention that it doesn’t need a certificate from the Mississippi Public Service Commission to provide utilities for new housing developments on Highway 314, northwest of town.

The city already has been providing utilities to Creekside, Cotton Creek and Old Sardis Place subdivisions as homes have been built over the past two years.

Nov. 17, 1987

Faculty alarmed by results of student drinking habits

The University of Mississippi’s faculty senate was a bit alarmed this week at a meeting when members learned Ole Miss students drink much more than they expected.

A recent survey indicated 93 percent of students drink regularly and freshmen consume an average of 24 alcoholic drinks per week. Undergraduates consume an average of 31 rinks per week.

The survey was answered anonymously by 136 undergraduate students.

For grad school students, 96 answered and said they drank an average of 11 drinks per week.