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01/29/2015 - 4:14pm

The Jackson Airport Authority should set as their goal the recruitment of new airline routes from major carriers and the recruitment of smaller airlines to serve Jackson.

Here’s an example of the kind of...

01/29/2015 - 4:12pm

Could domestic terrorism take place right here in Mississippi? You may think so after reading Jim Fraiser’s riveting new thriller, “In An Enemy’s Country.”

Scant attention is paid when a handful of Occupy Wall...

01/22/2015 - 4:27pm

Freedom cannot be taken for granted. The terrorist attack onie Charlie Hebdo brings that into perspective.

In America, it is so easy to forget that much of the world is not free. In...

01/22/2015 - 4:23pm

What would my mother think about this new Washington, D.C., educational dream commonly referred to as the Common Core standards for grades K-12? These Common Core standards were adopted in Mississippi in 2010. The Board of Education requested...

01/22/2015 - 4:21pm

Scrimmages are not real games. A football scrimmage is a practice where a player can impress the coach and get to play in a real game. Scrimmages are to real games as demonstration plants are to commercial plants. The purpose of a demonstration...

01/22/2015 - 4:19pm

"Quiet, quiet ... rolling, background, action!" And there I went, off into a movie set where I would soon discover I was about to start my acting career. And everyone else would soon discover that I didn't need to start my acting...

01/19/2015 - 9:24am
THE VERY FACT that you choose to eat, pay utility bills, purchase gasoline, etc., indicates that you may well be outdoors in all types of weather. I will attempt to familiarize you with the systemic form of cold-induced illness, that of...
01/19/2015 - 9:18am
“JACKSON SUCKS! There’s barely a concert in the Mississippi Coliseum each year, there is no downtown retail scene; there’s not enough people living here, our airport is too tiny.”
“Jackson is a neat...
01/19/2015 - 9:15am
NOW THAT the 2014 Mississippi Legislature’s House Bill 585 (which lowered the penalties for many felony crimes and turned many former felony crimes into misdemeanors, and took away the power of judges to fully enforce their sentencing...
01/19/2015 - 9:08am
YOU INTERRUPTED your walk down Capitol Street in the mid-1950s to pause at the Two-O, the pool hall above Walgreen’s at Capitol and South Lamar. You’re now continuing your stroll toward the Illinois Central depot. 
...
01/19/2015 - 9:00am
THE SHOOTING DEATH of Carolyn Temple in Belhaven sent shudders down the spines of many Northsiders, especially me, since I knew her personally.
You were not likely to forget Carolyn once you met her. She was vibrant, confident,...
01/08/2015 - 9:37am

With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities. None of them has a proposal to improve our business climate and create jobs.

Gov. Phil Bryant comes the closest with a proposal to reduce taxes...

01/08/2015 - 9:34am

My good friend, Dr. Paul Harris, suggested that I take up running 5Ks for my health. To that suggestion I said, “First child at 40, last child at 55, why not first race at 60?” Having taken his advice, I now offer these suggestions...

01/08/2015 - 9:31am

I’m a Boston girl, and I’ve stood on the same ground as the Minutemen who fired the “shot heard ’round the world” to start the American Revolution. I’ve smelled the salt air over that harbor that hosted a tea...

01/08/2015 - 9:29am

The time is the mid-1950s, and your dad stops the family car at the northwest corner of North State and Capitol streets. You get out and start walking to the Illinois Central depot, which is on Mill Street, about a mile distant.

...

01/08/2015 - 9:27am

For a number of years, I have been going to my favorite friendly and believe it or not painless dentist. Each visit thus far has been routine. Now what? Last week, the routine visit collapsed.

After an X-ray, my dentist friend reported...

12/31/2014 - 11:05am

So the holidays are coming to a close and it’s time for New Year’s resolutions.

OK. I resolve to be kinder and gentler. I resolve to never get angry but to appreciate each moment of life. I resolve to be courteous and...

12/31/2014 - 11:02am

Folklore tells us of a chief of the Caddoan nation, a giant of a man, standing one day astride the Sabine River, with one foot each in the future states of Texas and Louisiana. He was studying the terrain southward; he had made his decision; he...

12/31/2014 - 11:00am

"Mama says stupid is as stupid does," Forest Gump. Dr. Jonathan Gruber, PhD, is the MIT professor who devised the strategy to package and sell the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It assumes voters are too stupid to understand what...

12/31/2014 - 10:58am

After Gov. Bryant and the Mississippi delegation left Israel, the structured part of our trip to the Holy Land ended. Abram Orlansky and I had agreed – prior to the trans-Atlantic flight – that we would stay a few days and explore...

12/22/2014 - 4:30pm

Every Christmas I manage to find a perfect moment when time stands still and the beauty and purpose of life comes shining through with clarity and calm.

 That Sunday morning, Covenant Presbyterian featured two of my favorite...

12/22/2014 - 4:27pm

Christmas time is here.

I am in the mood for a change of pace; a real change of pace and a change of the pounding news of murder, shooting, killings, rape, arson - burning of home and burning of apartments, wrecks, the daily vehicle...

12/22/2014 - 4:23pm

The Norman Knight stands silently above the graves of the Percy family in Washington County, Miss.  William Alexander Percy erected the monument in the 1930s in loving memory of his father, Leroy, a lawyer and senator, Mississippi...

12/22/2014 - 4:21pm

The Christmas music started far too early this year – well before the previous bright-line, indelible Thanksgiving Day rule.  Although I love the Christmas season, the clichéd, secular holiday music sometimes strikes a...

12/18/2014 - 11:47am

My apologies to Dr. Dick Blount, who will be upset at the attention.

I have known Dick, a retired opthalmologist, for many years as an elder in our church and a great conversationalist.

Only last year did a member of our...