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14 April 2005

Alumna Quoted in Anti-Swearing Article

Jacksonville State University alumna Laura Lee Cox of Cedartown, Ga., was quoted in a Washington Post article on anti-swearing efforts. The article appeared on the MSNBC website  ( on April 11. It was about public school students' increasing use of foul language.

Ms. Cox told the writer, "I never thought I would say this—once being a hard-core anti-music censor—but I understand why [young people] are doing this: You almost can't find a song, video game, television show, anything, without a curse word." Ms. Cox is a seventh grade teacher at Cedartown Middle School.

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