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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...
Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. -- Actor and former TV host Gary Collins was in a south Mississippi jail early Wednesday, charged with a felony after being accused of leaving a restaurant without paying his bill, police said. Rodney McGilvary, assistant chief of the...
CNNLOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and...
Times Staff WriterThe Los Angeles district attorney's office on Friday opposed a habeas corpus petition seeking the release of a one-time R&B star who contends he was wrongly convicted of a 1993 arson murder. In an 82-page court filing, prosecutors attacked nearly every...
Tags: Prosecution, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Crimes, California
Los Angeles Times Book Critic"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...
Special to The Herald-MailIt is halfway crazy to release a movie like “The Help” in the middle of summer. It is not a film with many blockbuster characteristics. The story takes place in Jackson, Miss., in the 1960s, an era devoid of much recognizable technology....
Mother used to tell this story. She was working as a domestic - this was the late '40s or early '50s - for a Memphis doctor when one day his daughter came up and inexplicably began rubbing her skin. It turned out the child had asked her grandmother...
Whoever heard of June Gloom in August? Most of the television weather people were chattering last week about the cloudy mornings, calling the weather some kind of phenomenon. Of course by the time you read this column, the clouds will be gone and it will...
KIAHWould you drive 1400 miles for your favorite slice of pizza? David Schuler drove from Jackson, Mississippi to his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts for one. Schuler takes this trip every other year to stock up on pizza and visit family. On this...
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Daily American Staff WriterShelley Johansson, director of marketing and communications for the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, developed a passion for music long before she became involved with the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival. Johansson, 42, grew up in Nashville where...
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On a recent steamy Saturday evening, 11 members of Deborah Rae Wright's book club — black, white, Indian and Jewish women — gathered in her meticulously restored Craftsman home on the rundown west side of the Mississippi capital. The topic was...
Associated PressBands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water was lapping at the front doors of some homes....
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