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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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ALAN TURNER: Taylor Sledge a rising entrepreneur

Taylor Sledge

Taylor Sledge is one of the group of young, aggressive entrepreneurs who are passionately working to build businesses and create jobs in Mississippi. As Chairman and owner of Sledge & Company, Taylor has built a successful business in the financial services sector.  He started the business eight years ago, when he was just 22, and today, the business has clients ...

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WILSON CROCKETT: Making the most of your summer internship

As you progress through your college career, the thought of finding a full-time job becomes more and more daunting. In the engineering field, more specifically the civil engineering field, there are many routes one can take upon graduation. For me, this provided quite a bit of uncertainty with regard to how I wanted to spend my career. I found that ...

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JEFFREY GITOMER: The BIG secrets of enthusiastic emotional engagement

What is engagement? Better stated, how can you engage other people to become interested in you and your product or service? Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends and Influence People) says by becoming interested in them. And he’s partially right. The reality, and the secret of engagement is that BOTH people must be mutually engaged and mutually interested, and BOTH ...

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PHIL HARDWICK’S THE ALIBI, a serial novel: Chapter 4: The Press Conference and a Lead

» Jack Boulder, Mississippi’s premier private investigator, seeks to recover the special Brett Favre MVP exhibit that has been stolen from the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum.   Monday, March 2 Jackson, Mississippi At noon, Captain Robert Richards, Special Operations Unit of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, proceeded to a podium set up in the front of the ...

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UMC researcher leading international study about memory and aging

Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around the world that’s been in existence five years and is sharing individual studies. The group he leads is researching memory and how cognitive thinking changes with age.

By LYNN LOFTON  A University of Mississippi Medical Center researcher is part of an international team doing important work to identify the gene that underlies healthy information processing. The research is the first step toward knowledge that can help understand cognitive age and age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tom Mosley, M.D., is part of a consortium of investigators around ...

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TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE: 5 ways to win with data-driven marketing

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Data-driven marketing has come to the forefront for companies that want to better engage their customers and prospects. With data-driven marketing, firms are able to gather, integrate, and assess data from a variety of internal and external sources to help enhance value. In “The Value of Data: Consequences for Insight, Innovation, and Efficiency in the U.S. Economy,” the Direct Marketing ...

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Aruba officials chase another futile Holloway tip

FILE - This June 10, 2005 file photo shows a missing poster for Natalee Holloway, a high school graduate of Mountain Brook, Alabama who disappeared while on a graduation trip to Aruba on May 30, 2005, on Palm Beach where tourists sunbathe in Aruba. Aruba prosecutors said Wednesday, May 20, 2015 a tip about the potential location of Holloway's body turned out to be false after spending weeks investigating the claim in the unsolved, decade-long disappearance of the U.S. teen. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch, File)

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Aruba prosecutors say yet another tip about the location of Natalee Holloway’s body turned out to be false after they spent weeks investigating the claim in the unsolved, decade-long disappearance of the U.S. teen. Authorities said Wednesday they had received a tip from a man who previously claimed to be a witness to Holloway’s disappearance on May ...

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Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

In this May 17, 2015 photo, a Louisiana Black Bear, sub-species of the black bear that is protected under the Endangered Species Act, is seen in a water oak tree in Marksville, La. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official Steve Guertin says his agency is making a formal proposal to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened species. That could make the subspecies Louisiana’s third signature animal to get off the endangered or threatened list, after alligators and brown pelicans. It could also allow bear hunts in Louisiana, but not any time soon. The process could take a year if nobody fights it. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Federal and Louisiana officials say it’s time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official Steve Guertin says his agency is making a formal proposal to remove the Louisiana black bear from the list of threatened species. Removal from the list would let hunters kill at least a ...

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