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  • Democrats hope to stem GOP tide in Mississippi

    11/08/2010 7:03:37 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 11/08/2010 | Shelia Byrd
    Democrats hope to stem GOP tide in Mississippi After election slap, party plots to regain its relevance Calls to "take back America" preceded last week's remodeling of the congressional makeup, and Mississippi residents can expect to hear a similar refrain during the 2011 statewide and legislative races -- this time from a different political party. Jamie Franks, chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party, said part of the Democrats' strategy to win offices next year will include reminding voters that Republicans have been leading the state for the last eight years. Nearly all the statewide offices, including the governor's office, are...
  • JPD: Store Owner Opens Fire On Robber(MS)

    10/27/2010 5:15:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 26 October, 2010 | NA
    JACKSON, Miss. -- One Jackson store owner decided to fire back when a man tried to rob his furniture store, police said. Jackson Police Department Officer Colendula Green said at about 5 p.m. Monday, a man carrying a gun walked into City Furniture on Bailey Avenue. The store owner started shooting at him and the man ran away without stealing anything, Green said. Green said no one was hurt. Robert Leon Jackson, 22, was later arrested in the area of Wood and Huron streets and is charged in connection with the attempted robbery, Green said. Jackson has previous armed robbery...
  • Woman Who Opened Fire On Intruders Says She's Fighting Back(MS)

    09/29/2010 4:49:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 September, 2010 | NA
    JACKSON, Miss. -- A woman who opened fire on four men who tried to kicked in her door on Friday said she's fighting back and won't become a victim. The incident happened Friday in the 1100 block of Woodville Drive, police said. Stephanie, who didn't reveal her last name because she said she fears for her life, said she was awakened at about 10:30 a.m. by a noise at her front door. She said she grabbed her gun as the men tried to kick in her door. "I just saw on TV where that 81-year-old got killed and I was...
  • Whale of a Skimmer Not Ready to Attack Gulf Oil After Weekend of Testing

    07/05/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies ^ | 7/5/2010 | Times-Picayune Staff
    The behemoth Taiwanese oil skimmer, A Whale, is not yet ready attack the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after a weekend of testing proved inconclusive, said a statement this morning from TMT Shipping Offshore, owner of the ship. "After an initial 48-hour testing period, results remain inconclusive in light of the rough sea state we are encountering," said Bob Grantham, spokesman for the company. "Over this same period, very few other skimmers have even been deployed. Therefore, working in close coordination with the US Coast Guard, we will be undertaking an additional testing period to make operational and technological adjustments...
  • With BP Oil Spill Reaching Mississippi Shore, Gov. Haley Barbour Pleads for Supplies

    06/29/2010 10:21:41 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/28/2010 | Matt Gutman and Bradley Blackburn
    Just weeks ago, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour claimed that oil was not a big threat to the people of the Gulf Coast. Now, with oil hitting his state's beaches for the first time since the start of the BP spill, the Republican governor says his state isn't prepared for the spill and needs more help. Earlier in June, Barbour said, "Once [oil] gets to this stage, it's not poisonous," though he said it probably wasn't a good idea to brush one's teeth with it. With black gobs of oil now sullying Mississippi's white beaches, the governor is taking a more...
  • Oil Spotted near Islands off Mississippi Coast

    06/23/2010 9:51:02 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Alabama Live ^ | 6/23/2010 | Kaija Wilkinson
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- State officials spotted patches of oil Wednesday off Petit Bois Island and between Horn and Ship islands, according to the state Department of Marine Resources. Oil was found in the pass between Horn and Ship and also about 11 miles south of Petit Bois Island, DMR director Bill Walker told media outlets on Wednesday. BP confirmed that mousse, tar balls and emulsion were found in the areas. BP said that it is working with the Coast Guard, DMR and the Department of Environmental Quality to clean and contain the oil before it reaches land.  
  • Virus infection may trigger unusual immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis

    06/11/2010 8:43:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 6 replies · 355+ views ^ | June 11. 2010 | Univeristy of Washington
    A section of brain from a mouse with multiple sclerosis-like disease induced by viral infection. The fluorescently stained image shows a type of killer white blood cell, called CD8+ T cells (colored green), invading the brain and attracting other immune cells (red) that degrade the nerve protein myelin. Myelin forms a sheath around nerves. When the myelin sheath is damaged, the nerve is like a frayed electrical cord that no longer transmits correctly. A virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating unusual, disease-fighting cells with receptors for both viral and nerve proteins. The...
  • Primary Results Live Thread - AL, MS, NM

    06/01/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT · by randita · 183 replies · 7,577+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/1/10 | Politico
    Discuss the primary results in Alabama, Mississippi and New Mexico. Link for results: Politico
  • Dead suspect linked to two murders and an armed robbery in New Orleans(MS)

    05/26/2010 4:47:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 372+ views ^ | 24 May, 2010 | Leslie Williams
    A 23-year-old man killed in a home invasion attempt in Mississippi Sunday -- and considered a "career criminal" by the New Orleans Police Department -- has been linked to a Friday of terror in New Orleans that included the murder of a 43-year-old man in the 2200 block of Clio Street and the slaying of a United Cab driver at Sixth and Chippewa streets. A ballistics report reveals bullets from a .22-caliber revolver killed both 52-year-old cabdriver Arvil Hicks III of Avondale and Romalis Chapman, police said Tuesday. nopd-badge.jpg Chapman, who wanted to teach English in a foreign country, was...
  • Rallies held across Canada to press for experimental MS treatment

    05/07/2010 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 592+ views
    the globe and mail ^ | 5/7/10 | Ingrid Peritz
    Louise Lessard has dreams at night in which she can walk effortlessly again. Gone are the cane, wheelchair and walker that have become her real-life companions. The former kindergarten teaching assistant began falling down and struggling to walk in 1999, and within four years, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Wednesday, Ms. Lessard rolled up in a wheelchair in a suburban park in Montreal to press for what she sees as her only hope at a better life.
  • DeSoto County schools to make 'drastic cuts' (MS)

    05/05/2010 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 11 replies · 283+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Ron Maxey
    DeSoto County schools to make 'drastic cuts' District will trim salaries; 40 fewer teachers in class DeSoto County Schools employees will see smaller paychecks next year, and 40 fewer teachers will fill classrooms under sweeping cutbacks announced Monday by the state's largest public school system. "These are tough times for DeSoto County schools," Supt. Milton Kuykendall said in an afternoon news conference. "We're having to make some drastic cuts." Altogether, the plan will trim about $17.7 million from the fiscal 2011 budget to offset a reduction from $133 million to $122 million in Mississippi Adequate Education Program funding from the...
  • Mississippi Congressman Downplays Gulf Disaster By Comparing Oil To Spilt “Chocolate Milk”

    05/03/2010 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 780+ views ^ | May 3, 2010 | annem040359
    Wow! This politico from Mississippi, one of the states in the area of the Gulf of Mexico compares this massive oil spill from this sunken off shore oil drilling rig to what else………..spilled chocolate milk. This is once again your government at work. What GROSS INCOMPETENCE! Welcome to Monday folks!
  • Mississippi Tornado – WOW!! [EF-4, 1.75 miles wide]

    04/26/2010 1:13:14 AM PDT · by stratocaster · 95 replies · 4,582+ views
    WOOD-TV ^ | 4/26/10 | Bill Steffen
    The Burning Windsor band traveled north on I-55 in Holmes County, Mississippi early Saturday afternoon. The band was trying to get to Memphis for a gig Saturday night. They never realized they were driving straight into the path of an EF4 tornado! Check out this video (and make sure you click the button on the lower right to make it full scream, er, I mean full screen). The preliminary damage survey by the National Weather Service from the tornadoes in Mississippi on Saturday is nothing short of incredible. There is a continuous tornado damage path of 97 miles from west...
  • Neil Cavuto: Living Life To The Fullest

    04/21/2010 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies · 904+ views ^ | April 21, 2010 | annem040359
    I have nothing but admiration for Neil Cavuto, who is dealing with MS after having dealt with cancer. As a person who has had to deal with learning disabilities, this is TRULY an act of courage.
  • Barbour, advisers privately mull 2012

    04/16/2010 11:26:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,052+ views
    Barbour, advisers privately mull 2012 By: Jonathan Martin April 16, 2010 01:51 PM EDT When asked about his presidential ambitions, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour told reporters earlier this year that “If you see me losing 40 pounds that means I’m either running or have cancer." It might be time to start watching Barbour’s waistline. POLITICO has learned that Barbour is weighing the prospect of a 2012 White House bid, and convened a private meeting last Thursday with a group of some of his oldest and closest advisers, some of whom flew in from the East Coast to Jackson. The gathering...
  • Judge won't force Miss. district to hold prom

    03/23/2010 1:32:54 PM PDT · by RabidBartender · 153 replies · 2,126+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 March 2010 | SHELIA BYRD
    JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student's rights by refusing to allow her to bring her girlfriend to the prom, but he said he would not force the school to hold the event.
  • Robber's body discovered under bridge at highways(MS)

    03/06/2010 4:59:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 106 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 5 March, 2010 | Steve Sanoski
    The body of one of two men chased after a violent robbery at a small grocery Thursday night was found this morning at the Interstate 20-U.S. 61 interchange and authorities were trying to determine whether he was shot, jumped or fell from an overpass. A second suspect, described, like the dead man, as Hispanic, was being sought by police in the robbery and assault at La Chiquita grocery store, 4002 U.S. 61 South, which triggered the chase and shootout. Police received a call about the armed robbery at 8:41, said Sgt. Sandra Williams. “The caller reported two Hispanic males entered...
  • Admiral Ackbar Ignites Backlash at Ole Miss

    02/27/2010 10:46:13 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 55 replies · 3,445+ views ^ | 02/28/10 | Staff
    Admiral Ackbar is causing a serious disturbance in the force at Ole Miss -- where several Rebel fans are threatening to abandon the school if the alien leader becomes the new mascot. The masterminds behind the Admiral Ackbar mascot campaign tell TMZ they've been contacted by angry students, threatening to transfer if the legendary rebel shot caller is voted to become the new face of Ole Miss. The group has even received complaints from the parents of current students and prospective students -- with some even threatening to "never send their kids to Ole Miss" if the Admiral wins out....
  • Angela McGlowan: "Crazies stockpiling guns...don't like that we have black President"

    02/10/2010 8:23:01 PM PST · by Falcon28 · 76 replies · 2,779+ views
    McGlowan is a "conservative" Fox News Analyst running for Congress in Mississippi. This was from a radio interview she gave. I only post this because some Freepers could hardly contain there excitement over the prospect of voting for her. She reveals her true self here: ____ MCGLOWAN: But when you have crazies out there that are stockpiling guns because they believe that we are gonna have SOME TYPE OF RACE WAR, I think that that’s a problem. McGLOWAN: .. You’ve had conservative talk show radio [shows] where I’ve heard .. people who want to overthrow the government, people who don’t...
  • Who Owns Your PC? New Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" to Microsoft Every 90 Days

    02/12/2010 12:33:08 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 44 replies · 1,497+ views
    Laren's Blag ^ | 11 February 2010 | Lauren Weinstein
    Greetings. Sometimes a seemingly small software update can usher in a whole new world. When Microsoft shortly pushes out a Windows 7 update with the reportedly innocuous title "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033)" -- it will be taking your Windows 7 system where it has never been before. And it may not be a place where you want to go. Imagine that you're sitting quietly in your living-room at your PC, perhaps watching YouTube. Suddenly, a pair of big, burly guys barge into your house and demand that you let them check your computer to make sure that it's "genuine"...