Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.
The Frank P. Phillips YMCA Parkinson's aquatics exercise program that started 10 years ago really began in Japan, when Wesley Platt visited an international Rotary Convention in Osaka.
Here is a challenge for you.
When Chad Edmonson calls the Mississippi School for Math and Science "the best economic development program Mississippi has ever developed," you might be inclined to dismiss the statement as the hyperbole of a proud alumnus.
"Trump's immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning," railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry.
We entered the Natchez Trace Parkway near Mathiston and headed south. The trees formed a natural canopy, making it seem cool, though it was probably just the air conditioner.
As I write this, my weather app tells me the heat index is 110 degrees. These are the dog days of summer.
Every day, Eddie went to his kitchen, got the jelly and peanut butter from the shelf and sat down to fix himself a sandwich.
Last week I spoke about the history of Columbus to a large group of sixth graders at Heritage Academy. It's always interesting to see what questions are on the minds of young people.
Lately, I've been thinking about buying a digital camera, one with professional features. While I've taken plenty of pictures with point-and-shoot digitals, I've yet to fully embrace the trend that almost overnight relegated film to the same status as record albums.
You should know that I have this thing about long road trips with a turnaround planned but not realized until there are a lot of detours and meanderings and good music that doesn't require a ticket. I'm overdue.
It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite. "I don't know why everyone leaves," I remarked to my neighbor. "There's so much great parking." (Don't muddle; it's a joke.) There is, indeed, great parking, as well as less traffic. With the political contingent largely gone, the Hill is as quiet as a morning after and "normal" people are dining out.
In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.
Wednesday, the LGBT advocacy group Campaign for Southern Equality filed suit against the state of Mississippi challenging the state law that prohibits same-sex couples from adopting children.
During one of the recent citizen forum nights for justice court judge candidates, Judge William "Tony" Boykin, currently a sitting justice court judge for District 1 in Oktibbeha County, invited the audience to attend a court proceeding to see how justice is dispensed in the "peoples' court."
Four more than four years now, the Columbus Municipal School District has been trying to sell the 96,350-square-foot Lee Middle School property.
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