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Jackson (Hinds, Mississippi)

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  • Rollins College will study eating habits in local schools

     
    Someone e-mailed me recently to tell me about a research project that a psychology professor and two students from Rollins College will be working on this summer and fall. It centers on an issue I've been writing a lot about lately — poor eat...
  • Gulf oil spill: Escrow chief in BP fund promises speed

     
    The man charged with distributing $20 billion or more to the victims of the gulf oil spill said Friday that he will establish a system of processing and paying claims with “speed, speed for people in need.” Kenneth Feinberg, a......
  • June in animal news: Five questions with Humane Society of the United States leader Wayne Pacelle

     
    We're asking leaders in the animal protection movement to give us their insights into current issues affecting animals. Here, Humane Society of the United States president and chief executive Wayne Pacelle shares his take on the month of June in......
  • Seven Birds Taken To Florida After Surviving Oil Spill

    Seven Birds Taken To Florida After Surviving Oil Spill
    Seven birds native to our coast were relocated to Central Florida. They're the latest ones to make it out alive after being found covered in oil. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has more. It's been a tough week for many adult brown pelicans, but...
  • Feinberg: Oil claims process ready in 30-45 days

    Feinberg: Oil claims process ready in 30-45 days
    The head of a new office created to process claims from the BP oil spill says a plan to handle the remaining damage claims will be in place in 30 to 45 days. Kenneth Feinberg was chosen by President Barack Obama and BP to oversee the Independent Claims...
  • Some oil spill events on Sunday, June 27, 2010

    Some oil spill events on Sunday, June 27, 2010
    A summary of events Saturday, June 27, Day 68 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and...
  • Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

    Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
    The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • New Orleans Man Sentenced To Life By Mississippi Jury

    New Orleans Man Sentenced To Life By Mississippi Jury
    A Mississippi jury has sentenced a New Orleans man to life in prison for his role in a crime spree that began in New Orleans and ended in rural Jackson County. Jurors found 31-year-old Eddie Pugh guilty Thursday on charges of capital murder, arson and...
  • Black Segregation in US Drops to All-Time Low

    Black Segregation in US Drops to All-Time Low
    America's neighborhoods took large strides toward racial integration in the last decade as blacks and whites chose to live near each other at the highest levels in a century. Still, segregation in many parts of the U.S. persisted, with Hispanics in...
  • Oxford, Miss.: The center of William Faulkner's cosmos

    Oxford, Miss.: The center of William Faulkner's cosmos
    "The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote in 1951, two years after winning the Nobel Prize for literature. It's one of his best-known lines, but I don't think I ever truly understood it until I came to Oxford. For more than...
  • Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation

    Jailed Mississippi Sisters Freed For Kidney Donation
    PEARL, Miss. -- Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver SUV. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has...