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Trial set for man accused of threat against Bush

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - A 20-year-old Mississippi man charged

with making an Internet threat through MySpace to assassinate

President Bush is set to stand trial on Nov. 17.

Neal Allan Thomas, 20, of Olive Branch, was arrested by the

Secret Service on Sept. 4 for allegedly using another person's

MySpace account without permission and posting messages threatening

to blow up a fire station and assassinate the president, according

to an affidavit.

Paul Roberts, a federal prosecutor, says Thomas entered an

innocent plea during his arraignment Friday in U.S. District Court

in Oxford.

A grand jury charged that on or around May 16, Thomas made the

threat in a MySpace posting.

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Information from: DeSoto Times Today, http://www.desototimes.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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