Archive | October 29th, 2012

Fungus blamed for bat shortage and resulting increase in flying insects

October 29, 2012

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Seems Mississippi and the Detroit Tigers have something in common. They both could use some bats. The Tigers’ bats disappeared in their four straight World Series losses to the new World Champion San Francisco Giants. Alas, they are expected to return for the 2013 season. But the Mississippi bats? No one is quite sure when […]

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Faulkner estate sues over quotes in movie, ad

October 29, 2012

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JACKSON — The past is never dead, William Faulkner wrote. His heirs, in two lawsuits, say their copyright rights are also very much alive. The manager of the famous author’s literary estate is suing Sony Pictures Classics for using that “past is not dead” quote in Woody Allen’s 2011 film, “Midnight in Paris.” It’s also […]

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Toyota on top in latest Consumer Reports survey

October 29, 2012

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DETROIT — And the winner is … Japan. Japanese brands took the top seven spots in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings, pushing aside their U.S. and European rivals. Toyota Motor Corp.’s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots and the Toyota Prius C, a subcompact hybrid, got the best overall score. Mazda, […]

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