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Picks and pans for 2012

As we roar full speed into the New Year, it’s time to look back at Book Biz’s picks and pans for 2012. The column shined the spotlight on a wide array of books, including fiction, non fiction, photography, a cookbook and books by Mississippians and about Mississippians. We’re pleased to present a variety of books for different reading tastes. Hopefully, ...

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Mississippi economic growth predicted to rise in 2013

JACKSON — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. Forecasters discussed their outlook at a Tuesday conference held by the College Board in Jackson. Mississippi’s economy is predicted to grow 1.6 percent in 2013, compared to an expansion of only 0.5 percent this year. ...

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Memphis restaurant caught mislabeling catfish

A Memphis television station recently reported that The Dixie Café was selling Vietnamese farmed pangasius labeled as “catfish” and failed to properly identify the fish to consumers. Under federal law, only American channel catfish (ictalurus) may be sold as catfish. The FDA said it only physically inspects between one and two percent of fish imports, meaning 98 percent or more ...

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Mississippi and abortion the subject of one national political columnist

In this column, Robert Shrum says sensible Republicans seeking to renew the viability of a conservative party that seems out of touch after a stinging defeat at the polls are being denounced as ‘heretics.’ Shrum says the party might never find its way back. Later in the piece, Shrum says … One of Limbaugh’s targets, Steve Schmidt, a veteran of ...

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Literary bar opens in New Orleans French Quarter

Listen up book lovers who like to visit New Orleans. Here’s an idea whose time has come. This city of notable bars now has one for readers and it pays homage to literary tradition and history. It’s Backspace Bar & Kitchen, which opened Nov. 9, and is located at 139 Chartres in the French Quarter at the former site of ...

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Reed brings to life the French Quarter during Faulkner's residency

There are a wealth of books written about New Orleans and/or set in that quirky, historical city that hugs the Mississippi River. Even with a plethora of Crescent City literature, it’s doubtful we’ll run out of material for books any time soon. It’s a unique place among American cities and the interesting stories are certain to continue. One of the ...

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Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny Manley. Manley said a tree ...

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People in Mississippi prep for Isaac, remember Katrina

LONG BEACH — Brenda Johns and her neighbor, Willie Shook, took time Monday to pray that Tropical Storm Isaac won’t deal the devastating blow that Hurricane Katrina did. Then they got busy boarding up their homes. The women are two of only three people who built back on their street in the quiet coastal town of Long Beach after Katrina ...

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Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. Authorities say a storm surge ...

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