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In reversal on marijuana cigarettes, CNN's Gupta says smoke 'em if you got 'em

Before he started working on his documentary called “Weed,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta thought the research backing medical marijuana was unimpressive. “I’m here to apologize,” he says. In a first-person article he wrote in advance of “Weed,” Gupta says he had not looked hard enough at the issue, until now. I didn’t look far enough,” says the neurosurgeon who is CNN’s ...

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OP-ED — Emmerich: Google is full of bovine manure

Google has started a big “Go Paperless in 2013” campaign. Paper, they say, is bad for the environment. It’s high time someone called bovine manure on this. Trees are organic. Trees are renewable. Tree farms reduce CO2. There are more forests in Mississippi than there were at the turn of the century. Sixty-five percent of our state is forested. According ...

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Dr. Gene Wiggins, USM Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication and Journalism, dies at 69

Dr. Gene Wiggins, a professor emeritus in The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, died Thursday, Feb. 21 at his home in Hattiesburg. He was 69. Funeral and memorial arrangements for Dr. Wiggins will be announced later. Dr. Wiggins joined the Southern Miss faculty in 1973. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Miss ...

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Mississippi motorists wincing at pump as gas prices climb

Gasoline prices nationally have climbed 42 cents in the last 30 days, with much of that coming in the past few days. At the same time, Jackson prices are heading to $3.60 a gallon and beyond, making those $3.10 and $3.15 a gallon prices of mid January a fond but distant memory. The Biloxi Sun-Herald, meanwhile, reports increases along the ...

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Award for worst national news flub of year goes to…

Remember the morning of the “Individual Mandate” fiasco back in July? News producers at CNN and Fox News certainly do. Now it’s time for them to wince anew. The Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank and training center, has given the two news networks “error of the year” distinction for reports that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the ...

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Rick Cleveland takes reins at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Long-time, award winning sports journalist Rick Cleveland was named today as the new executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Cleveland, 59, succeeds the late Michael Rubenstein, the museum’s only previous director. “We think Rick is the perfect fit,” said Oscar Miskelly, chairman of the museum’s board of directors. “Nobody has a deeper knowledge of the ...

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How social media has shaped the case of Trayvon Martin

In the killing of Trayvon Martin, the angel and the devil of social media have discovered the perfect battlefield. Without social media, the Feb. 26 killing of Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old in Sanford, Fla., probably would have remained forever a four-paragraph news brief in the local newspaper. On that rainy night, Martin was walking from a grocery store to ...

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THE WHOLE PACKAGE — Whole Foods in Jackson could mean renaissance for Eastover, Fondren and other neighborhoods

Not quite a year ago, the folks who operate Highland Village got a phone call that brought some very good news for the shopping center in Northeast Jackson. On the line were officials from Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market, which sits at the top of the A-list of health food grocers. Whole Foods had decided it was ready to enter ...

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FBI investigating Southaven mayor Greg Davis

JACKSON — The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the mayor of Mississippi’s third largest city who was already ordered by state officials to pay more than $170,000 for travel, stress counseling and other personal expenses billed to taxpayers. >> SEE MBJ COLUMNIST NANCY ANDERSON’S COLUMN ON DAVIS Southaven Mayor Greg Davis had already come under scrutiny after Mississippi ...

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