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Rob Hardy: Fraser's Penguins

Posted 1/10/2011 in Columns

A cartoon in our paper showed an addled scientist in a wizard's hat proclaiming, in our spate of winter weather, that global warming was the new global cooling. People have had a good deal of misunderstanding about global warming, and mocking egghead scientists might be satisfactory to those who want to say that there is no climate problem.

 

Brighter Days: Program enters new year with expanded mission

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

In a spacious room luminous with winter sunlight, Theresa Gandy concentrates on a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.

 

Adele Elliott: Happy 'New' Year

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

This is the time of year when the trivial seems extraordinary. Dates on the calendar have intense significance. Friday night's midnight deemed more momentous than every other midnight of the year. Bowl games and playoffs are anointed with profound importance. Rah! -- for the colleges. Rah! Rah! -- for the Super Bowl.

 

 

Lifelong activist, author to keynote MLK breakfast

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

Racial reconciliation activist and author Dolphus Weary will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi State as the community celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the 17th annual MLK Day Unity Breakfast on Jan. 17.

 

 

David Creel: A 'new you' for the 'New Year?'

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

I am intrigued by the expression, "Happy New Year." While putting away the last of our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer collection, my best friend from childhood phoned to wish me "Happy New Year."

 

Dream 365: Four-day celebration honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted 1/8/2011 in Entertainment

In May 1958, Ernest Green made history by becoming the first African-American to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Martin Luther King Jr. attended the graduation.

 

Adele Elliott: 'Sister Wives'

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

I spent the greater part of last weekend watching re-runs of the entire season of "Sister Wives." You are probably thinking, "Well, why didn't you watch when the show first aired?" For some reason my DVR did not record it.

 

 

David Creel: Hair color tips from kitchen sink to salon

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

My mama did it. Her mama did it. Home hair color is not a new concept, just newly improved. Believe me when I say that it's not always "nice and easy" just because the brand says so! Here are some helpful tips.

 

Columbus woman shares her deeply personal story

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

Roszalia Ellen knew she had to finally open up about her past. Trying to hide it didn't make it go away. Pretending it never happened didn't lesson its impact.

 

Master Gardeners training course set

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

A 10-week training program for prospective Master Gardeners will begin Feb. 15, with enrollment limited to 15 participants.

 

 

Betty Stone: Got your number -- maybe

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

During the recent holiday season something really grabbed my attention. We have now become a nation of numbers. That is not a particularly comfortable feeling for people like me, people who started their formal education in various schoolrooms throughout the country with an oppressive dread of being sent to the blackboard to work arithmetic problems.

 

 

MUW sets Backyard Astronomy workshop

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

The Science Enrichment Program at Mississippi University for Women will present a Backyard Astronomy workshop on Friday, Jan. 14.

 

 

Community Band starts new year with rehearsal

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Community Band begins its eighth year Jan. 10 with registration and a rehearsal on campus.

 

 

Mississippi author to visit West Point with latest book

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

Friends of Bryan Public Library will host Sallis native and Mississippi State University graduate John M. Floyd Thursday, Jan. 13, at Luncheon with Books at the library located at 338 Commerce St. in West Point.

 

 

Deadline approaching for Governor's School apps

Posted 1/8/2011 in Community

The Jan. 31 application deadline for the 2011 session of the Mississippi Governor's School is rapidly approaching.

 

 

Rufus Ward: Andrew Jackson and the Free Men of Color

Posted 1/8/2011 in Columns

We all know about Andrew Jackson's historic victory over the English at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815. From television and movies we have learned that Jackson's army was composed not only of U.S. regular Army regiments but also backwoods militia and Jean Lafitte's Baratarian pirates. Actually, Jackson's army was even more diverse and represented a true cross section of the American South.

 

'Hurry Up and Slow Down'

Posted 1/7/2011 in Entertainment

When Michael Smith got engaged in the late '90s, he wasn't quite prepared for the great Christmas compromise, a bridge to be crossed by all who marry. There's a learning curve to be gingerly navigated as families blend traditions.

'Christmas Memories from Mississippi,' and a conversation with Wyatt Waters

Posted 1/7/2011 in Entertainment

"I tell you, I believed in Santa Claus a lot longer than I should have," said Wyatt Waters, with the disarming grin he wears as easily as a familiar jacket. Quiet-spoken and approachable, the celebrated Mississippi artist talked about "Christmas Memories from Mississippi," a new collection of holiday essays, during a visit to The Book Mart in Starkville Dec. 10.

 

Rob Hardy: 'Defiance of the Patriots'

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columns

Everyone knows about the current Tea Party and its influence on our politics. Whether it will still be in play 20 years from now will have to be seen, but far more certain is that the original Boston Tea Party of 1773 will continue to be influential.

 

 

Rob Hardy: 'Sleights of Mind'

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columns

It is hard not to pay attention to optical illusions, and wonder how can it be that one line is not really longer than the other or one circle is not really darker than the other or all the other varieties that tell us our eyes lie to us.

 

 

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