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  • Mississippi Dam to Undergo Controlled Breach

    08/30/2012 12:17:29 PM PDT · by verum ago · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 30 August 2012 | Betsy McKay, Mike Esterl
    <p>Officials are executing a controlled breach of a dam in Mississippi this afternoon to prevent it from failing, and local authorities in Louisiana have ordered the mandatory evacuation of as many as 60,000 people downriver as a precaution against potential flooding.</p>
  • Nat Hentoff: Free religious speech for students in school?

    04/07/2010 8:24:28 AM PDT · by rhema · 32 replies · 665+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/7/2010 | Nat Hentoff
    Like Jefferson and Madison, I strongly believe in separation of church and state. And if a principal were to mandate school-directed prayer in classrooms, then that would be a violation of that separation. However, if at commencement, a valedictorian speaks of what God and Christ have meant to her life, that is her First Amendment right to free speech! The Roberts Supreme Court does not appear to agree. Last November, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Brittany McComb who — as a 2006 valedictorian at Foothill High School in Nevada — had her microphone cut off by...
  • High School Quashes Free Speech

    06/20/2006 11:21:27 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 12 replies · 409+ views
    Blogging Man 2007 via ^ | 20 June 2006 | Warner Todd Huston
    U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendment ICongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. I am not one to fall all over myself for the "rights" of children to say or do whatever they want in our schools. I usually come down on the side of decorum and order when considering how much "freedom" to give our students. I am for a dress...
  • Brothers from McComb, Miss. serve together in Iraq

    09/19/2005 6:05:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 495+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    HADITHA, Iraq (Sept. 19, 2005) -- Two Marines from 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment prove that being a part of the Corp is literally a brotherhood. Corporals Willie O. Watkins, 23, and Clifton C. Watkins, 22, are brothers from McComb, Miss., spent their childhood growing up together and are now deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Growing up we did everything together,” said Willie. “We lived together until after high school when went to college. This is the first time in almost five years we lived this close and I have missed it.” After graduating South Pike High School...