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BOOK BIZ — This story of orchids and Florida captivates

» The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Passion and Obsession    
By Susan Orlean 
Published by Ballantine Books    
$14.95 softback

Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief is, quite simply, a wonder. You’ll find yourself fascinated (perhaps unexpectedly) by all the twists and turns and divergent paths Orlean takes you on. Inspired by a small newspaper article she read about the arrest of four men (three Seminoles, one white) for the theft of rare orchids from a protected Florida swamp, in Orlean’s ...

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Southern Miss celebrates renowned scientist Charles Darwin

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates the birthday of Charles Darwin with an array of Darwin Day festivities Friday on the Hattiesburg campus. The event features exhibits, a morning movie screening followed by a panel discussion by Southern Miss professors and afternoon events including T-shirt sales and a keynote address. At 2 p.m., Dr. Jerry Coyne, professor in ...

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History's hand-written love letters still meaningful

Are hand written expressions of love a thing of the past? Even in this age of e-mails, tweets and texted “I luv u’s” surely there is still a place for a real note from the heart. A real love letter will touch the recipient in a way an electronic message never could. It will also be saved and re-read many ...

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