January 14, 2010
Thoughts on the big game
Since last Thursday night I’ve been adding to my Crimson Tide collection.
My sister, who works for the Alabama Department of Public Safety, with the help of one of the state troopers, was able to buy me a copy of The Birmingham News the day after the big game. And she had me a couple of other papers, too.
Close to Nowhere
Pages of the past
Part of my regular Friday routine at the office is spending most of the afternoon doing the “Pages of the Past.”
It really doesn’t take all afternoon, I could theoretically finish in around an hour, but... I have to read the entire newspaper from 1960; from 1985 and from 2000.
The Preacher’s Corner
Grandmotherhood is a rewarding career
I grew up in a good, basic Mississippi household. We had what we needed, and we did not think much about the luxuries of life. Most other people were like us. I did not know any really rich people, so that the temptation to crave and yearn for the things lots of money can buy did not trouble my young mind.
Report from the U.S. House
Improved FAFSA will benefit students
As students, parents, and non-traditional students look ahead to the next school year, it’s important that they have access to user-friendly resources to help secure financial aid.
As of January 1, students and other individuals can begin filing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications for the 2010-2011 school year. A FAFSA application is necessary for determining the amount of financial aid – including federal grants and loans – each individual is eligible to receive.
Report from the MS Senate
Mississippi Legislature begins new session
The Mississippi Legislature had a short but productive week last week. On opening day of the 2010 session the Senate approved House Bill 338 that will facilitate construction of a $300-million pipe-making facility in Tunica County that will employ 500 workers over the next five years.
It’s time to kill the death tax for Americans
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” The truth to that famous statement is most evident in the death tax, which allows the government to confiscate a portion of Americans’ assets when they die.
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