Archive | April 24th, 2013

Not an Onion headline: U.S. government to spend $890K on nothing

April 24, 2013

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If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might save your blood pressure, and go read another story. This one is about all the money the U.S. government spends on . . . nothing. As reported in the Washington Post, it is one of […]

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Save the date: GE Aviation opens doors at Ellisville plant

April 24, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says GE Aviation will officially open for business in Mississippi next week. The aviation giant will open its new Ellisville facility at 135 Technology Boulevard on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The 340,000-square-foot facility will manufacture new aviation composite components. GE Aviation has committed to hiring 250 employees and investing more than $50 […]

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Wild dogs kill yet another animal at Jackson Zoo … It’s time for Zoo to move.

April 24, 2013

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Jackson Zoo officials are double-checking fencing surrounding the 110-acre facility in the wake of an attack by dogs early Tuesday that resulted in an animal’s death as has been reported in a Clarion-Ledger story. A klipspringer, a small member of the antelope family, was killed by a pack of three feral dogs in its savannah […]

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