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Couple plans dolphin-assisted birth — really

According to Outside Magazine’s Scott Rosenfield, a North Carolina couple has traveled to Hawaii to complete a dolphin assisted-birth of their baby, Bodhi, due in July. Despite the lack of science supporting the unusual birthing method, Adam and Heather Barrington hope that a series of prenatal and postnatal swims with dolphins will relax the birthing process. “Having that connection with the ...

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Ole Miss's Morgan, Quinn receive accolades for tracking Hurricane Isaac

» Student Journalists Win Award for Hurricane Coverage   From The University of Mississippi OXFORD, Mississippi – A trip to the Gulf Coast to cover Hurricane Isaac has paid off for two University of Mississippi student journalists who won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Margaret Ann Morgan and Stephen Quinn, journalism majors who were actively involved ...

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Stacey Pickering: Nissan has lived up to its promises

Statement from Stacey E. Pickering, State Auditor A Washington, D.C. based organization called Good Jobs First recently released a false and misleading report funded by the United Auto Workers concerning the Nissan plant in Canton. Unfortunately, the report was short on facts and long on estimates. As the UAW has continuously been unsuccessful over the past decade in unionizing workers at the ...

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Olive Branch's Sam Thomasson turns frustration into new business for the hearing impaired

When Kate Thomasson was just a toddler she had lost most of her hearing. After trying numerous hearing aids that failed to fully remedy her problem, Kate’s frustrated father decided to take matters into his own hands. An accomplished electrical engineer and entrepreneur, Sam Thomasson vowed to use his expertise to create a revolutionary new hearing aid that would solve ...

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