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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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Fighting Okra campaign featured at NCAA.com

The Fighting Okra of Delta State University has done it again. The burly unofficial DSU mascot won high praise last year for starring in its own “Fear the Okra” promotional web video series produced by Ridgeland advertising agency Mad Genius. Recently profiled in the Mississippi Business Journal, the Fighting Okra’s makeover story has also been retold by NCAA.com. “When you ...

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