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Birney Imes: Wil Colom wants to help save the world

Posted 8/29/2010 in Local Columns

Sometimes the answer comes before the question is fully formed. Just ask Wil Colom. Eight years ago, the lawyer/businessman/entrepreneur happened to be standing on the Serengeti Plain in northern Tanzania in the presence of a Maasai warrior when he heard music.

 

Peter Imes: How to unsend an e-mail in Gmail

Posted 8/26/2010 in Local Columns

Gmail is Google's free e-mail service. Through www.gmail.com, you can create an e-mail account that you can check on virtually any computer connected to the Internet. It's a replacement for Outlook or Apple Mail and is similar to Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.

 

Steve Mullen: The light in August is overrated

Posted 8/25/2010 in Local Columns

I learned back in college that William Faulkner's wife made a remark to him about the "light in August," giving him the name for one of his novels. (If you still can't guess which one, Google it.)

Birney Imes: Birthday ruminations

Posted 8/21/2010 in Local Columns

A birthday is a time for reflection. I hope you will indulge me. Growing up in Columbus, my favorite pastime as a kid was cruising all over town on a bicycle. Across the river was off limits, so naturally, that's where we went. In those days all the honky tonks and beer joints were over there. We were more interested in the curb markets that sold firecrackers. I still fancy myself an explorer.

 

Peter Imes: Taking care of fraudulent Facebook accounts

Posted 8/19/2010 in Local Columns

 

Steve Mullen: Back to the future: Starkville takes steps toward more livable community

Posted 8/18/2010 in Local Columns

What do Starkville and Oxford have in common? Starkville today reminds me much of Oxford, circa 1995. If you take offense at the suggestion that Starkville is 15 years behind Oxford, swallow your Bulldog pride and take a trip up there.

Birney Imes: Life lessons from a bricklayer's son

Posted 8/15/2010 in Local Columns

Jerry Rice had some poignant things to say the other day. As he was being inducted into pro football's hall of fame, Rice admitted he has been consumed with fear throughout his football career.

 

Starkville Now: Let's make smarter choices for the city of Starkville (link)

Posted 8/13/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Peter Imes: Finding work and workers online

Posted 8/12/2010 in Local Columns

Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).

 

 

Jeremiah Dumas: Change for a better community

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

I have read with considerable interest the many opinion pieces and articles in the paper pertaining to personal freedom infringement by the current and past actions of the Board of Aldermen.

 

Steve Mullen: Ghilles in the mist: Amid graffiti sweep, kids spraying more than paint

Posted 8/11/2010 in Local Columns

Do you feel like you're being watched? If you were strolling down the Riverwalk in the evening hours over the past three weeks, you probably were.

 

Local voices: Learning from Nono

Posted 8/9/2010 in Local Columns

My mother and I spent our first night in Mississippi, in May 2008, at Shadowlawn, the antebellum home and bed and breakfast on College Street. The only Mississippians I knew were Shadowlawn's owners, Burnette and Nono Avakian. When we asked about the couple, we learned they'd met at an antiques auction.

 

Birney Imes: Some like it hot

Posted 8/7/2010 in Local Columns

Monday afternoon I felt like Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "Paris, Texas."

 

Peter Imes: Blocking inappropriate websites

Posted 8/5/2010 in Local Columns

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago with concerns that an employee's web browser history listed several websites that were not work related.

 

 

Peter Imes: Tech company Spotter considers Golden Triangle

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

 

Peter Imes: Recent tech news roundup

Posted 8/2/2010 in Local Columns

Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.

 

Ask Rufus: Follow the Drinking Gourd

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

Recently there have been several television programs on the Underground Railroad. That was the network established in antebellum times to help escaping slaves make their way to freedom.

Birney Imes: The road most traveled

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

The other day someone was talking about the proposed Highway 45 Bypass and how it might not be the great thing everyone seems to think it will be.

 

Help take a bite out of crime Tuesday night

Posted 8/1/2010 in Local Columns

On Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department will be sponsoring our Annual National Night Out on Crime Block Parties.

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: Tried and convicted by public opinion

Posted 7/30/2010 in Local Columns

A family member describes Robert Warren Triplett Jr. as a loving father, who would never do anything to hurt Kaila Morris, whom he treated like his own daughter.

 

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