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U.S.-Vietnam relations to be examined in MSU program

Posted 5/29/2010 in Entertainment

A Fulbright Scholar and authority on Vietnam will discuss the Southeast Asian country's relationship with the United States and other topics during a June 7 program at Mississippi State University.

 

 

David Creel: Cosmos trump popcorn as movie theaters welcome premiere

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columns

Remember Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha? Well ... they're back! Sex is "in the city" again! As I write this column, I am the proud holder of two tickets to the midnight premiere of "Sex and the City II,", after waiting feverishly through a month or two of seeing the same preview each time we went to the movies -- which we do a lot.

 

 

Roger Trusdale: 'Will play for food' - dog food that is

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columns

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: The family that fishes together ...

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Pirates, pigs and 470 years of barbecue

Posted 5/29/2010 in Columns

People in the Black Prairie have always taken pride in their history and their Barbecue. Very few, though, realize how close history and barbecue are tied.

Cookie 'dough': Recipe pays off for young woman pursuing the psychology of catering

Posted 5/26/2010 in Food

While Laura Murphy was on her way to graduating magna cum laude from Mississippi College May 8, the psychology major couldn't keep her thoughts away from the kitchen.

 

MS Biz Journal: Casting for Mississippi movie coming soon (link)

Posted 5/24/2010 in Entertainment

 

Quilt time at the Macon Welcome Center

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

If quilts evoke thoughts of family, warmth and love, then Julia Graber's quilts are an extension of her life. She began experimenting with quilting in her 20s, and discovered a passion that has bloomed in the following years.

 

June 2 farewell reception set for MUW president

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A farewell reception will be held in honor of Dr. Claudia A. Limbert, Mississippi University for Women's 13th president, on Wednesday, June 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Cochran Ballroom. The community is invited to attend.

 

Sounds like success: Starkville native earns Kennedy Center honor in sound design

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

A Starkville native has achieved a first for his home state. Thomas Sowers, a senior design and technical major at The University of Southern Mississippi, has become the first Mississippi student to win a national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award.

Gift of transportation changes student's life

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

High school graduation is an exciting time for any senior, but for 18-year-old Kayla Blakeney, the big day had an extra sparkle. Four days prior, on awards night, the Caledonia High School student learned she had been selected to receive a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport for college.

 

Former area educator Paul Ruffin publishes new book of essays

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

Louisiana Literature Press (Southeastern Louisiana University) recently released a new collection of familiar essays by former Columbian Paul Ruffin.

 

'Burnin' up the road': The Ride for Life 'to burn out cancer' gets personal

Posted 5/23/2010 in Entertainment

In 2007, when Shan Higdon and Bobby Mosley first hatched the idea of getting motorcyclists together to raise money to fight cancer, they couldn't know the bitter, ironic twists fate had in store. Both Shan's mother and father, as well as his father-in-law, would go up against the disease. All three are doing well.

 

Adele Elliott: Kiss a fireman

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

You probably saw the smoke that Friday morning. It was hard to miss. For a while it seemed that the entire Southside was in danger of becoming an inferno.

 

 

Shannon Bardwell: Bloomers and box springs

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

One Friday my friend, Caryl, and I packed a picnic and set out for Caledonia. On a previous trip I had gotten lost in Caledonia and ended up driving round and round in the dark until I saw a church with lights on. I went inside where I beheld a group of men and announced, "I'm lost."

 

 

David Creel: No beauty school dropout

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

It was the summer of 1989 and I had just said goodbye to all my friends from high school, nervous about my two possible choices for a future: the one my daddy wanted so badly for me and the one I was destined to live out.

 

Ask Rufus: Memorial Day

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columns

Memorial Day will soon be celebrated across the United States. Here in Columbus, we take pride in celebrating Friendship Cemetery as the place of origin of Memorial Day.

 

Rob Hardy: "Operation Mincemeat"

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columns

You may well be aware that in World War II the British played a fine trick on the Germans by letting them find a floating a body bearing bogus secret invasion plans.

 

 

Rob Hardy: The Arsenic Century

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columns

Because we are complex bags of chemicals with countless processes that must run exactly right if we are to continue our heartbeats and breathing, there is a huge number of poisons that will do us in. Among the most famous is arsenic; without its fame, for instance, the title of the stage and movie classic Arsenic and Old Lace would not have its sting.

 

Couture Chocolate: Award-winning pastry chef Donald Wressell reveals chocolate's artistic side

Posted 5/19/2010 in Food

Daniel Wressell, corporate pastry chef with E. Guittard Chocolate Co., tempted the sweet tooth of Mississippi University for Women culinary arts students earlier this spring when he visited Columbus. In a demonstration arranged by MUW's Chef Erich Ogle, the California-based chocolatier showed how the cacao tree's luscious product can be transformed into an artistic statement.

 

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