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Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound – by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR VIEW USM right to call off ...

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Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect new fundraising figures different from those referenced in the May 24, 2013 print edition. It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight (MGCHF) holds its final flight to honor the state’s surviving World War II veterans. The organization announced last week ...

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Occupied Paris full of adventure for American woman

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” by Lynn Sheene It’s difficult to imagine that anyone in 1940 — even a Manhattan socialite — could have been unaware that German forces had moved into Paris. However, those were the days without instant news at everyone’s finger tips. As improbable as it may be, it makes a rousing tale that Claire Harris ...

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A beautiful love story and memorable escape are rediscovered

This memoir is a true love story rediscovered. It is the simply written account of how a strong-willed young Jewish milliner stalwartly managed to escape Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria, along with her husband, Walter. They made their way across Europe, finally settling in London where Trudi was able to regain her standing as a designer of fashionable hats. With a massive ...

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Larson examines life for Americans living in Nazi Germany

Continuing my fascination with books about World War II, I recently read “In the Garden of Beasts”, a work of non-fiction that describes what life was like for Americans living in Nazi Germany in the 1930s. If the pages of notes and sources in the back of the book are any indication, this book was meticulously researched by Erik Larson. ...

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