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Ask Rufus: Forever lost

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

I recall years ago that Greenpeace had a T-shirt out with a dinosaur pictured on it. The text around the dinosaur said, "Extinct means forever."

Slim Smith: Mississippi's Man of La Mancha

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

It is a little after 2 p.m. Friday and Shawn O'Hara interrupts the interview as his driver, Pancho Sancho, er, Eli "Sarge" Jackson, gets into the car. The two candidates are criss-crossing the state on the campaign train in advance of Tuesday's general election.

Birney Imes: Carry me home

Posted 11/1/2014 in Local Columns

A good tonic for the weekend: Have Friday lunch with two or three friends who enjoy laughing with each other. Sounds easy enough. The morning of, a friend sends an email: "So and so and I are going to be at such and such restaurant at 11:45. Be there." I was a little late for the gathering having gone to hear Kate Sweeney at the Rosenzweig talk about a favorite subject, cemeteries.

Lynn Spruill: Rear-view reflections

Posted 10/31/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had an assignment for a class which required me to have to spend some time in personal reflection.

 

Voice of the people: Brian Atkins

 

 

Voice of the people: Gaynell Duke

 

 

Voice of the people: Martin Pomphrey, Jr. M.D.

 

 

Our View: And the winner is ... Poindexter Hall

Posted 10/30/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a state senate candidates debate at Poindexter Hall's Kossen Auditorium.

 

 

Voice of the people: Kelsey Van Every

 

 

Voice of the people: Marjorie (Margie) Canon

 

 

America's liberal tradition

Posted 10/30/2014 in National Columns

One of the strangest aspects of political discussions these days is that the word "liberal" gets tossed around as an insult.

 

Slimantics: State senate race: Four candidates, zero ideas

Posted 10/29/2014 in Local Columns

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a candidates forum for the four men who are running to fill the unexpired, one-year state senate term of the late Terry Brown.

 

Leonard Pitts: Holding memories for Aunt Millie

Posted 10/29/2014 in National Columns

It was the summer of 1969 the first time I came here, two months shy of my 12th birthday.

 

 

Our View: Why tonight's state senate debate matters to us all

Posted 10/28/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It is generally true decisions made closest to home have the most impact on our every-day lives.

 

 

Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Hunting and fishing to become a fundamental right

Posted 10/28/2014 in Local Columns

Robin Hood would be proud.

 

Possumhaw: On the far side of the world

Posted 10/27/2014 in Local Columns

A convergence of events deserves consideration. The kind that causes one to say, "What a small, connected world we live in."

 

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