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Legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall dies

DALLAS (AP) — Pat Summerall, the deep-voiced NFL player-turned-broadcaster who spent half of his four decades calling sports famously paired with John Madden, died Tuesday. He was 82. Susie Wiles, Summerall’s daughter, said her father died in Dallas. ”He was an extraordinary man and a wonderful father,” Wiles said. ”I know he will be greatly missed.” Summerall was part of ...

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Drone Sweet Drone: State hopes to be unmanned aircraft testing site

Mississippi is among 37 states vying to be one of six sites selected by the Federal Aviation Administration for testing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The testing is a prelude to integrating the remotely controlled aircraft into the nation’s general aviation system. If testing proves successful, the next step will be wide commercial use of the unmanned aircraft. The Mississippi Development ...

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Southern Miss security expert: Terrorists are after soft targets

Bomb blasts that ripped through crowds of spectators, killing three and injuring more than 100, at yesterday’s running of the Boston Marathon have captured the attention of the country’s leading security experts. President Barack Obama called the bombing, “an act of terror” in a statement today. Dr. Lou Marciani at the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at the University of ...

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Donna Bruce describes Boston as 'somber' day after marathon bombing

Somber is how Madison’s Donna Bruce describes the scene in Boston, one day following the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Bruce, a partner at BKD, LLP in Jackson, finished the race in 3 hours, 50 minutes, some 20 minutes before two bombs ripped through the streets. » List of Mississippians in Monday’s Boston Marathon She says she wasn’t close enough to ...

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Disbarred lawyer asks to return to prison pending appeal

OXFORD — Disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to return to federal prison pending an appeal of a judicial corruption conviction. Scruggs has been free on $2 million bond since December while appealing the 2009 conviction, but a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected his arguments. In a court filing Friday, Scruggs’ lawyer ...

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St. Andrew's Arts on the Green is Friday, Saturday

Ridgeland’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will hold its annual Arts on the Green: Learning by Design on April 20. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. More than 25 artists will be selling art, including paintings, jewelry, fused glass, and nesting dolls. » Read about Arts on The Green contributor “The High Heeled Hippie” getting back ...

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