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Jackson's Power APAC teaches trade

By Amy McCullough Watch this excellent MBJ-TV video of  Jackson’s Power APAC project teaching international trade. Students had to create their own goods to sell and learn about international currencies. Stay with it until the end to see the creative student dressed like Tina Turner who will sing songs for $3. From http://power.jpsms.org/about-us: “For over two decades, the Academic and ...

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Ole Miss grants patent rights to ChromaDex

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has granted ChromaDex Corp. the exclusive worldwide patent rights to a potential new therapeutic use for pterostilbene as an anxiolytic or anti-anxiety agent. ChromaDex pTeroPure is an ultra-pure formulation of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries and demonstrated to have multiple health benefits. Irvine, Calif.-based ChromaDex previously licensed two patents from UM that focus ...

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FDA approves Cypress' new cold medicines

MADISON — Cypress Pharmaceutical announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug application (NDA) for Zutripro (hydrocodone bitartrate, chlorpheniramine maleate and pseudoephedrine HCl) Oral Solution (CIII) and Rezira (hydrocodone bitartrate and pseudoephedrine HCl) Oral Solution (CIII). Both products are indicated for the relief of cough and symptoms associated with the common cold. Zutripro and Rezira Oral ...

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State first to implement RIDE for employee verification

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched Records and Information from DMVs for E-Verify (RIDE), a new feature which allows USCIS’ E-Verify program to validate the authenticity of Mississippi driver’s licenses used by employees as Form I-9 identity documents. Mississippi is the first state to partner with USCIS to implement RIDE. USCIS director Alejandro Mayorkas said, “This ...

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Federal assistance to storm victims nears $12M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Federal assistance approved for people in 29 Mississippi counties that were declared a major disaster area by the president because of devastating storms and tornadoes in late April has reached $11,667,808. Here is a summary through June 8, of all federal assistance to individuals who suffered losses due to the storms and tornadoes of April 2011: • ...

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MSE chooses Savage to operate transload facility

HELENA — Savage Companies of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Mississippi Export Railroad (MSE) have entered into a preliminary agreement under which Savage will operate a multi-user transload facility owned by MSE in Helena. The new facility is located approximately 15 miles north of Pascagoula and within close proximity to four major ports, including Pascagoula, Mobile, Gulfport and New ...

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Last Vicksburg casino reopens as waters recede

VICKSBURG — DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg is set to reopen tomorrow, 36 days after the Mississippi River flood forced the resort to close. DiamondJacks, which suffered no water damage, will reopen at 3 p.m. The casino’s 400 employees received full pay and benefits during the shutdown, according to a news release. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Mayor Paul Winfield, ...

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Minor, ex-judges ordered back to prison

JACKSON — Former Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two ex-judges have been ordered returned to prison by a federal judge overseeing their corruption case. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate denied requests from Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield to be re-sentenced to time they have already served in the case. They had to be ...

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Supreme Court begins mulling tort caps

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has scheduled arguments today on the question of whether a state law that limits non-economic damages in civil cases is constitutional. The lawsuit between Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Lisa Learmonth is pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The 5th Circuit has withheld a decision in the case. ...

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