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  • McCain's Heritage

    05/18/2008 8:35:22 AM PDT · by captnorb · 28 replies · 127+ views
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    Regardless of your political persuasion, this from a man who wants to be our president, is WELL worth the read. U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks during the first stop of his "Service to America" tour in Meridian, Mississippi: Thank you. It's good to be back in Meridian. As you might know, I was once a flight instructor here at the air field named for my grandfather during my long past and misspent youth. And it's always good to be in Mississippi, which you could call my ancestral home. Generations of McCains were born and raised in Carroll...
  • Fifty Ways to Live Within Your Means (LDS Caucus)

    10/04/2007 4:05:31 AM PDT · by restornu · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Maridian Magazine ^ | October 2007 | By Carolyn Nicolaysen
    How many families, companies, churches, governments, or organizations do you know that spend less than they earn and remain debt free? There may be some, but not enough. One of the few is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose president, Gordon B. Hinckley, defined the church's financial outlook this way: We are carrying a message of self-reliance throughout the Church. Self-reliance cannot be obtained when there is serious debt hanging over a household. One has neither independence nor freedom from bondage when he is obligated to others. In managing the affairs of the Church, we have tried...
  • The “DNA of Godhood” is within Us (LDS Caucus)

    09/21/2007 6:17:33 AM PDT · by restornu · 9 replies · 117+ views
    Meridian ^ | Sept 2007 | By Anne Perry
    First Sunday of September, and we had one of the most totally uplifting services I can ever remember. I can even say that the sun shone, and that has not happened very much this summer. Relief Society was as near perfect as I think we can get in this life. There was much of pure Gospel value in it for absolutely everyone, and we all left feeling as if we walked on air. There were smiles, a lift in the step and almost a crackle of excitement in the air. It would be difficult to define the subject. It...
  • The Most Important Movie You'll See This Year

    03/19/2007 8:42:39 AM PDT · by restornu · 19 replies · 444+ views
    Meridian ^ | March 2007 | By Orson Scott Card
    It's not going to be the best movie you see this year, but it might be the most important. Amazing Grace is the story of William Wilberforce, the man who was most responsible (though he certainly did not work alone) for abolishing the slave trade and, ultimately, slavery itself, beginning with the British Empire, but ultimately around the world. The trouble with a story like this is that while Wilberforce's effort was heroic, fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause — yet one that could not, morally, be abandoned — the great moments consisted of speeches and...
  • Geographers use GPS to mark Italy's prime meridian in Vatican Gardens

    02/25/2007 6:43:21 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 494+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | February 23, 2007 | By Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Although the Global Positioning System has made meridians obsolete in mapmaking, a group of geographers used the GPS to mark the exact spot where the old prime meridian of Italy passed through the Vatican. Standing at the end of a technologically guaranteed straight line of flower pots, the geographers and Vatican officials dedicated a plaque marking the spot in the Vatican Gardens Feb. 23. A prime meridian is an arbitrarily determined line running around the globe from north to south; it is used to determine longitude as well as time zones. Although an international agreement was...
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Reserve Seabees Support Katrina Recovery Efforts

    09/21/2005 6:07:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 411+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | Cmdr. Meg Reed
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Reserve Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 18 are supporting their active-duty counterparts here during hurricane relief efforts. A twelve-member detachment from NMCB 18, headquartered in Washington, is augmenting NMCB 1, an active-duty battalion homeported at the construction battalion center here. "Our heart goes out to the people affected by this horrific event, and our unit is proud that we can be part of the first responders to help those in desperate times,” said Cmdr. Bradley Posadas, NMCB 18’s commanding officer. “I'm very happy our personnel from both Helena, Mont., and Central Point, Ore., detachments...
  • ABC 'Prime Time Live' to broadcast segment on Lockheed shootings (LE not convinced it was racial)

    05/12/2005 9:59:36 AM PDT · by WKB · 7 replies · 949+ views
    Lauderdale County Sheriff Billie Sollie isn't convinced a 2003 shooting at Lockheed Martin's Meridian plant was racially motivated, despite an upcoming ABC report that says otherwise. ABC's Prime Time Live, in a segment to be aired tonight, will quote from internal Lockheed memos that the network says detail threats Doug Williams made against his black co-workers more than a year and a half before he went on the shooting rampage that left six dead. The broadcast will feature interviews of employees who say Williams made racial and violent threats against them. The shooting happened July 8, 2003, at the plant...
  • More phony voter registrations surface (Ingham and Eaton Counties)

    10/02/2004 12:48:57 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 14 replies · 961+ views
    Lansing State Journal | 10-2-04 | Kelly Hassett
    http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041002/NEWS01/410020326/1002
  • Lockheed Let Racism Brew, EEOC Says

    07/13/2004 2:38:32 PM PDT · by Max Combined · 7 replies · 523+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jul 13, 2004 | Amy Joyce
    Lockheed Martin Corp., the Bethesda-based defense contracting giant, permitted a racially hostile work environment for black employees "to grow in intensity" at its Meridian, Miss., plant until an employee shot 14 workers -- 12 of them black -- there last summer, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation has found. The July 8, 2003, shootings by Lockheed worker Doug Williams left six of the victims dead, four of whom were black. Williams killed himself at the scene. The determination was made in a private letter dated July 6 from the EEOC's Jackson, Miss., office.
  • Doug Williams' Ex-wife: Doug's Dad Said There was "Demon of Anger" Inside His Son

    07/11/2003 7:56:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 22 replies · 477+ views
    Jackson, MS, Clarion-Ledger ^ | 07-11-03 | Hudson, Jeremy
    <p>MERIDIAN — Doug Williams had a history of threatening to kill himself and had been moved from his position at Lockheed Martin to avoid problems at least once, according to divorce papers filed in Clarke County Chancery Court.</p> <p>Williams on Tuesday carried out those threats, killing five co-workers and wounding nine before turning the gun on himself.</p>
  • Ms Shooter attended an ethics and sensitivity meeting

    07/09/2003 6:46:16 AM PDT · by WKB · 149 replies · 337+ views
    WKYT ^ | 7-9-3 | WKYT
    Police search for motive in Mississippi plant shooting Meridian, Mississippi-AP -- Mississippi police are interviewing workers at a Lockheed Martin plant, trying to find out why a co-worker went on a deadly shooting rampage yesterday. Authorities say Doug Williams had attended an ethics and sensitivity meeting at the plant in Meridian before the shooting. Local Sheriff Billy Sollie says something in that session may have caused him to "snap." Officials say Williams opened fire throughout the plant, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. Sollie tells N-B-C's "Today" show that three injured workers have been released from the...
  • Gunman Kills 5 Co-Workers, Self [he'd been to "threat assessment counseling"]

    07/09/2003 5:03:47 AM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 103 replies · 298+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/9/03 | Scott Gold and Lianne Hart
    MERIDIAN, Miss. — A Mississippi man who had spoken openly about his hatred of blacks and his capacity for killing went on a rampage Tuesday morning at the defense plant where he worked, fatally shooting five and wounding nine before taking his own life with a shotgun, authorities and area residents said.[snip]Lockheed Martin had placed Williams in anger-management and threat-assessment counseling but had recently returned him to the assembly floor, Bobby McCall said. [snip]Williams came to work two weeks ago carrying a white Ku Klux Klan hood, said Terri Collier, an area resident whose 47-year-old husband, Alvin, was shot three...
  • Six Dead in Miss. Plant Shooting Rampage

    07/08/2003 6:00:16 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 7 replies · 239+ views
    AOL ^ | 7/08/03 | AP
    Six Dead in Miss. Plant Shooting Rampage The Associated Press Jul 8 2003 8:15PM MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A factory worker known as a racist ``hothead'' who talked about killing people opened fire with a shotgun at a Lockheed Martin plant Tuesday, leaving five fellow employees dead before committing suicide. Dozens of employees at the aircraft parts plant frantically ran for cover after assembly worker Doug Williams, dressed in a black T-shirt and camouflage pants, started firing during a morning break. As many as eight people were wounded in the nation's deadliest workplace shooting in 2 1/2 years. ``At first...
  • 6 Die in Shooting at Miss. Lockheed Plant

    07/08/2003 10:04:30 AM PDT · by ARCADIA · 14 replies · 241+ views
    MERIDIAN, Miss. - A gunman opened fire at a Lockheed Martin plant Tuesday, killing five people before killing himself, authorities said. Eight other people were taken to hospitals. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie confirmed the deaths and injuries in an interview with CNN. "He went through the entire plant, shooting individuals through the facility. There was no one small area," Sollie said. Sollie didn't release the name of the gunman but said he was a Lockheed Martin employee. He had no information on whether the man had been in trouble with his bosses.
  • Analysts: Candidate(Larry Ward) faces tough battle to upset Whitmer

    04/05/2002 7:58:01 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 1 replies · 322+ views
    State News ^ | 4-5-02 | Lindsay Frederickson
    Analysts: Candidate faces tough battle to upset Whitmer By LINDSAY FREDERICKSON The State News Williamston - In a United Methodist church in his hometown, Larry Ward officially kicked off his campaign Thursday night in what many call an uphill climb against state House incumbent Gretchen Whitmer. Ward is the only Republican to file so far in the race for the 70th District House seat held by Whitmer, an East Lansing Democrat. His campaign manager, no-preference sophomore Jason Miller, said a GOP representative could better serve the MSU community. “MSU will have a unique opportunity to close the funding gap between...