Archive | January 15th, 2013

Dems vow ‘blockade’ of PERS revamp plan

January 15, 2013

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Proclaiming that a full scale attack on the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi is soon to be underway at the Capitol, Democratic legislators gathered Tuesday to pledge a fight to the finish on the issue. “We’re going to be a blockade,” declared House Minority Leader Bobby Moak at the close of a late morning […]

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Where the antelope mate: La. parish to become breeding ground for endangered animals

January 15, 2013

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The Audubon Nature Institute and San Diego Zoo Global were expected to announce Tuesday the development of a breeding program for rare and endangered species on 1,000 acres south of this city, bringing herds of antelope, okapi and Masai giraffe to graze on the banks of the Mississippi River, the New York Times reports. The […]

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Wicker to oppose Hagel nomination

January 15, 2013

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JACKSON — U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, says he will oppose the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary. Wicker is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which will hold confirmation hearings on Hagel’s nomination. Wicker says in a statement that Hagel has a flawed vision for […]

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