Archive | January, 2013

CARTER: Mississippi hypocrisy on disaster help reversed by half

January 16, 2013

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The theory of evolution has drawn a lot of skeptics recently, including a member of the U.S. House from Georgia who swears man and dinosaurs roamed the Earth together back in the day. In fact, says the Peach State’s Rep. Paul Broun, a physician who sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, evolution […]

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Search panel in consecutive meetings on USM president hiring

January 16, 2013

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The search committee assigned to find a new president for the University of Southern Mississippi met Wednesday in Jackson and will meet again Thursday to assess candidates for the job. The search committee, officially known as the State Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board Search Committee, convened at 10 Wednesday morning and will return at noon […]

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MBJ: Mr. Governor, jobs – not disunion – are what Mississippians value

January 16, 2013

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’Ole Miss has its black bear. Not to be outdone, the Governor’s Office has its pander bear. What besides a pander to the “civil-war-is-around-the corner “ crowd could be behind Gov. Phil Bryant’s order to his lieutenants in the Legislature to adopt measures that have their foundation in the long-discredited mid 19th century idea of […]

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Energy drinks could land your children in the emergency room

January 16, 2013

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The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks has doubled in recent years according to a new federal report. The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) says in a January drug abuse awareness newsletter that more than 20,000 patients including many teenagers visited their local ER in 2011 with “energy drink related” […]

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MSU online engineering program ranked No. 12 by U.S. News and World Reports; other programs are also ranked and listed

January 16, 2013

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is listed in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings on the nation’s colleges, getting especially high marks for online engineering and business graduate programs. The university’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering ranks No. 12 among the 2013 Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs and also ranks No. 12 […]

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All Things Money Conference to feature MEC’s Blake Wilson

January 16, 2013

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Entrepreneurs will hear from one of the top economic development officials in the state at the All Things Money Conference set for Wednesday, Jan. 30. The program will be held at East Mississippi Community College’s Douglas Building Lyceum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Blake Wilson, president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, will […]

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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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Tupelo newspaper revs up new multi-million-dollar press

January 14, 2013

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The Monday edition of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal was the first to come off a new printing press. Clay Foster, chairman/CEO of Journal Inc. and publisher of the Daily Journal, says the paper worked for months to prepare the new multimillion-dollar, 160-feet-long printing press for its first full run on Sunday night. Foster says […]

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