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McAlister’s maestro turns his magic to Salsarita’s


By JACK WEATHERLY  Phil Friedman has come a long way since he grew up in the Bronx, one of the five buroughs of New York City. Now he’s in Greater Burrito as owner of Salsarita’s, a Charlotte, N.C.-based Mexican fare chain. He got there by way of Mississippi, where he made a stop in his 40-year career as an entrepreneur in ...

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Cochran, McDaniel recruit celebrities in bid for Senate seat

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pitching his support for Sen. Thad Cochran in a new TV ad paid for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It’s the latest in a string of celebrity endorsements in a hard-fought and often bizarre race in which a tea-party backed candidate, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, is trying to unseat the ...

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Santorum, Palin backing McDaniel over Cochran

WASHINGTON — The Mississippi state lawmaker who is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is picking up help from some high-profile conservative darlings just in time for next week’s primary. Former presidential contender Rick Santorum and ex-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin are the latest Republican stars to lend a hand to Chris McDaniel. The two are appearing in separate ads ...

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Trent Lott: "… on days like today, I remember why I left"

“I miss it sometimes, but then on days like today, I remember why I left,” former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said Tuesday in Biloxi before his speech at the Southern States Energy Board. Lott took a few minutes before his speech to discuss the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling crisis. Lott, who served 35 years in Congress before ...

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Former Sen. Lott hospitalized with ruptured appendix

JACKSON — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said yesterday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in touch with Lott’s family. Youngblood said the 71-year-old Lott underwent surgery and is expected to recover. “He did have a ruptured appendix,” Youngblood said. ...

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Ex-Sen. Trent Lott backing Romney for president

BILOXI — Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi says he’s supporting fellow Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Lott says that he’s been looking at the GOP field. He thinks Romney can appeal to independents and would have the best chance to win. Finance reports released Oct. 14 show the New Republican Majority Fund, a political action ...

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Lott named to board

The board of directors of Camgian Microsystems Corporation has appointed former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi as an independent director of the firm. Lott’s appointment expands Camgian’s board to four directors. “Sen. Lott’s significant experience and valuable perspective on business and government will be a tremendous asset for Camgian as we build our brand and expand our market presence,” ...

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Meridian hires lobbyists to work in D.C.

MERIDIAN — The city of Meridian has hired a lobbying firm to represent its interests in Washington. Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott is a senior counsel for Patton Boggs LLC, based in Washington. Patton Boggs acquired the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group in July. The Meridian City Council approved the contract this week. Mayor Cheri Barry tells The Meridian Star that’s important ...

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USM to dedicate new Trent Lott Center

HATTIESBURG — A new facility, to be dedicated tomorrow at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will serve as the hub of academic and outreach efforts for the institution’s ongoing focus on economic advancement. A dedication ceremony for the newly completed Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship is set for March 5 at 5:30 p.m. ...

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