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Garthia Elena Burnett: Making sense of the world through poetry

Posted 6/4/2010 in Local Columns

A coworker challenged me once, to write a poem every day of the year. Though I tried mightily, I didn't quite make it. But it was a lesson in self discovery.

 

Starkville Now: Developer can be a dirty word (link)

Posted 6/4/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Peter Imes: Five rules every Internet user should follow

Posted 6/3/2010 in Local Columns

Last week it was reported that a Utah woman is suing the software company, Google, for $100,000 because she was hit by a car after following directions provided by the company's Google Maps service.

 

Steve Mullen: The Y pool experience, without the Nehi

Posted 6/2/2010 in Local Columns

A kid shouldn't be forced to make it through summer without access to a body of water. In "Caddyshack," Chevy Chase said he had pool and a pond. Either would be good for the kids. But we have neither, so we had to go looking.

Birney Imes: Blues travelers

Posted 5/29/2010 in Local Columns

"Much obliged." It was an expression I heard my father often use. Friday afternoon I heard the term directed toward Andrew Murphy, a barista at Kudo's coffee shop. It came from a bent, elderly gentleman nattily attired in seersucker pants, a white knit polo shirt and gray New Balance running shoes.

Jay Lacklen: Vietnam veterans

Posted 5/28/2010 in Local Columns

I recently attended a book signing in Oxford by Karl Marlantes, author of current Vietnam novel "Matterhorn" that graphically displays the personal horror and uncomfortable ennui of that war, a war we both sought out.

 

Peter Imes: Be a Google power user

Posted 5/27/2010 in Local Columns

When creating a website, designers typically create features for regular users and for what we call power users. Power users are Internet-savvy people who know how to use advanced features of a website.

 

Steve Mullen: A tragic lesson, not learned

Posted 5/26/2010 in Local Columns

Graduation parties should be a time for celebration. But parties are ending in gunfire, and death, all too often.

 

Peter Imes: E-mail marketing for small businesses can be cheap, effective

Posted 5/20/2010 in Local Columns

Whether you want to tell your customers about new specials, contact new potential customers or simply send the occasional newsletter, e-mail is a relatively inexpensive and very easy way to get your message out

 

Steve Mullen: The oil isn't here ... yet

Posted 5/19/2010 in Local Columns

The massive oil spill about 40 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, which by energy giant BP's own estimate has been growing by 5,000 barrels each day since April 20, still hasn't reached Mississippi's shores. Yet.

Jay Lacklen: Book readers

Posted 5/17/2010 in Local Columns

There are two types of people in the world, those who read books, and those who do not.

Birney Imes: My old school

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

More than 100 people took the opportunity Friday to go back and walk the halls of their old school one last time. The school, once Lee High, now Lee Middle, is closing its doors on what will be its final full school year.

Ask Rufus: Before Columbus Air Force Base, there was Payne Field

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

This weekend is the spectacular air show at Columbus Air Force Base. Several people have asked about how long an air base has been here. The answer surprised most people, as Columbus Air Force Base was not the first pilot training base in the area.

Peter Imes: Columbus at 13,000 feet

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

I've logged quite a few hours in aircraft over the past 24 hours, but unfortunately I didn't earn any frequent flyer miles.

Garthia Elena Burnett: A code to live by

Posted 5/14/2010 in Local Columns

The Columbus City Council recently nixed a proposed code of ethics.

 

Peter Imes: What you need to know about Facebook privacy

Posted 5/13/2010 in Local Columns

If you are not one of the 400,000,000-plus people who have a Facebook account you should know that Facebook is a free website that can quickly connect you to virtually anyone you've ever met.

 

Steve Mullen: By any name, a sweet park

Posted 5/12/2010 in Local Columns

So what are we gonna call this thing?

Birney Imes: Market Street stories

Posted 5/8/2010 in Local Columns

Frances Hairston's great grandmother, Anna, moved to Yazoo City from Germany during the Civil War. No doubt it was an inopportune time and certainly it was an unlikely place, but the young girl was intrigued by stories told by visiting relatives who owned a store in the Delta town. Somehow Anna managed to convince her parents the move was a good idea.

Garthia Elena Burnett: City not so friendly anymore?

Posted 5/5/2010 in Local Columns

If you’ve had your ear to the grapevine over the past couple years, you’d think Columbus could be featured on an episode of “Gangland.”

Jay Lacklen: Cairo

Posted 5/3/2010 in Local Columns

Flying large Air Force cargo jets provides a marvelous tour of diverse cities world-wide. I found few as I expected them to be.

 

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