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Where does this hallway lead? Lawyers, educators scramble

Lawyers and educators are scrambling this July as they consider the United States Supreme Court’s pronouncement in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and its companion case arising out of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. In the resulting opinion, the High Court rejected school assignment plans in these two major public school systems, which used race ...

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Solid lineup of politicos on tap

It’s election year, and in Mississippi that means the hot air at the Neshoba County Fair gets hotter as political speakers take the stage at Founders Square. This year is no exception as a long list of candidates are lined up to address Fair goers and ask for their votes. The Fair midway opens on July 20 with political speeches ...

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Business owners lament loss of Ben Allen’s leadership

The sudden late June departure of Jackson Councilman Ben Allen has left a void in City Hall. The councilman from Ward 1 was serving his third term on the Jackson City Council, having been first elected in 1997. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as president of the council in July 2006. Citing health reasons, Allen submitted a ...

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Drought conditions affecting summer fun

At the halfway point of 2007, Mississippi’s weather can be summed up in one word — dry. With the hot, dry weeks of July and August still ahead, large sections of the state were experiencing double-digit rainfall deficits in early July. As example, Jackson was approximately 16 inches below normal as of July 2, and no significant rain was in ...

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Study finds Gulf fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids

The answer to Mississippi’s epidemic rates of heart disease and strokes could be near at hand swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory have discovered that Gulf fish are high in levels of Omega-3 oils that help protect against heart attacks and other types of inflammatory diseases. Dr. Julia Lytle and her husband, Dr. ...

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Trucking industry rolling on in spite of a few speed bumps

It may not be the best of times in the trucking industry, but trucking companies are not singing the blues. Challenges abound. However, the wheels keep turning, moving the goods and products that consumers touch each day. Fuel costs and other expenses continue to put pressure on trucking companies’ bottom line, and the industry as a whole is working harder ...

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Jumping on the early-adopter iPhone bandwagon? Not so much

Early-adopters of all things high-tech have been standing in lines and burning up blogs with praise and criticism for the new Apple iPhone that, after much hype, is now available. But what does that mean to the rest of us? What exactly is an iPhone and why would you want one? “Let’s put it this way,” said Jimmy Nelson, vice ...

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