Archive | July 15th, 2011

Eminent Domain: Pro-Business… Or Not?

July 15, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Eminent domain, the taking of land for development, has proven to be a heavily emotional and highly politicized talking point in Mississippi this year. Staff writer Ted Carter will take a hard look at both sides of the issue in Monday’s edition of the MBJ. In the meantime, we’ve collected video clips […]

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Barbour: “Medicaid Overburdened and Unsustainable”

July 15, 2011

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Gov. Barbour told the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on Thursday that Medicaid is “overburdened and unsustainable,” adding that the piling up of future costs would be “fiscally irresponsible.” His remarks can be read in full here.

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Guys who remade ‘Raiders’ film look for investors

July 15, 2011

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The Mississippi guys who made a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” as teenagers are now at the “just add money” stage for an original action-adventure film they want to make in the state. In 1982, at the age of 11, Gulfport resident Chris Strompolos called school acquaintance Eric Zala and […]

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Hinds CC film program starts in August

July 15, 2011

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Hinds Community College is ready to help with film industry workforce development by giving students the hands-on experience they need for employment in the film and video industry. Hinds will kick off its new film and video technology program at its Rankin campus in August, making it the only two-year college in Mississippi to offer […]

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Film Summit offers tips for investors

July 15, 2011

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More than 200 investors, producers, actors, crew members and tourism professionals attended the recent Mississippi Film Summit held at the Hinds Community College Rankin Campus to learn about funding film projects and building Mississippi’s film industry infrastructure. Since the Legislature’s approval of an enhanced Mississippi Motion Picture Incentive, the state has one of the best […]

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