The community has not had time to recover from the loss of nine people — six of them small children — in an apartment fire in Starkville.
The wildly popular film “Avatar” takes us to the fictional alien planet Pandora, a place where all the plants and animals are bound, synoptically, as if the planet forms a single brain. Essentially, a leaf doesn’t fall off a tree without the rest of the planet knowing about it. When an animal dies, it lives on — or at least its essence does, there for all the other creatures to plug in and relive its presence.
Learnard Dickerson, Tony Montgomery and Lavonne Harris deserve a big round of applause, they and all the Dream 365 volunteers who made possible the just completed four-day-long Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
Friday night was not one for counting flowers on the wall, smoking cigarettes or watching Captain Kangaroo.
With heartbreaking scenes of Haiti everywhere on TV, once again certain televangelists have opened their mouths and spoken hurtful opinions by saying that Haiti brought this on themselves. Seems according to this one major evangelist, Haiti made a deal with the devil in the 1700’s so they could overcome the French and be their own sovereign nation. Maybe they did and maybe they didn’t, I don’t know since I wasn’t around.
I, too, read the article comparing religious faith and education (Religion, happiness and education levels, Voice of the people, Jan. 10).
We crossed another of those parenting milestones this week, and to our credit, we were smart enough to notice.
As the Alumnae of MUW come together to defend The W, we are given a beautiful example of the importance of the university to the community in the work of Professor Al Holen. (”MUW, Arts Council join in exhibits”).
Good grief. What is the city thinking? Joe Johnson, the man who would be police chief, but who has been passed over three times, is starting the new decade with a tidy handout courtesy of Columbus taxpayers.
Guest editorials the Natchez Democrat and the Biloxi Sun Herald citing the latest Pew Forum results, pats us on the back for our top position as religious believers along with our elevated status as some of the happiest people in the country. Noting that we seem to fall into last place and flounder in so many other categories, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a correlation in the findings and, if so, the reason.
Forty years ago in Duluth, Minn., a 4-year-old boy and his family watched as Americans first landed on the moon. After that July afternoon in 1969, the boy, David Teske, would never quite be the same.
Columbus City Council;The Friends of The W and Junior Auxiliary of Columbus
What is it with the Doctor’s offices here in Columbus? My question is, “Why do I spend so much of my life in your waiting rooms?” Our lives are important too, some of us have deadlines and other appointments to attend.
In the “From Our Web Site” column In the Jan. 5 Commercial Dispatch, there is a “Supervisor angles for money for rural parks - 1/2/2010” article from “Walter.” Walter touts all the many strengths of Mr. Brooks and how he “single-handedly” battles against all others for his constituents; etc, etc, etc, etc, and oh well, let’s do another etc.
Number 8. January 8, to be exact. It's Elvis' birthday. Number 8. Archie Manning wore the number 8 on his jersey. He is everyone's all-time favorite Saint. Speaking of the New Orleans Saints, at 13-3, they are undeniably one of the best teams in the NFL (so what if they lost these last three games?!) and are going into the playoffs. I'm pulling for them to make it into the Super Bowl.
It’s fitting that the Legislature is convening on what is predicted to be the coldest week of the year — maybe the coldest week in Mississippi ever.
Google “Blue Moon” and the first things that show up are a beer company (must be 21 years or older to access this Web site), a Wikipedia entry and a drive-in theater in Guin, Ala. (now showing double features on two screens).
I went running this evening. The sheep at the funeral (Memorial Funeral Home) home are a little bolder, and don’t run to the back of the cage anymore when Ponty comes.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Columbus, Not a creature was stirring, not a possum among us. The stockings were hung by the Severstal stacks with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
Had I remembered Monday was the winter solstice, I might have done something different than take a mid-afternoon stroll on the Riverwalk. Though, I’m not sure what that would have been. As far as I know, we have few practicing Pagans, Druids or anyone else in these parts who might be celebrating an event that has been observed through the millennia.
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