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2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Lisa Monti, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 16--GULFPORT -- 27th Avenue Bistro has closed its doors at 1310 27th Ave. downtown. Owner David Vickers, who took over the restaurant six months after Hurricane Katrina and did a complete remodel on the bistro, blamed what he described as the city's slow recovery, more competition and the faltering economy for the restaurant's demise. "There's been nothing, zero, in downtown improvement whatsoever since the storm," he said. "It still...

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 16--BILOXI -- Rates for city sewer services will likely rise this year because of a $2 million account shortfall. That was one of the hot topics from a marathon of three morning workshops and a regular afternoon meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, when Bill Stallworth was elected as the new council president. Mike Fitzpatrick was elected vice president. Paula Myers, an accountant with Culumber Fletcher Harvey & Associates in...

2008-07-15 09:01:34

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--BILOXI -- The Monday groundbreaking for a permanent building for one of the few remaining post-Katrina clinics let the Mississippi Coast know it is here to stay. Since opening in the hurricane's wake, Bethel Free Health Clinic has recorded more than 22,000 patient visits. The clinic, which survives on nationwide donations and volunteers, first opened for volunteers who became sick or injured while helping the Coast recover. With the...

2008-07-15 09:00:00

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--The mood of the Coast last September still felt close to Katrina when independent filmmaker Michael Culpepper visited from Seattle. "I was there again in March, and all of a sudden it felt very different," he said in a recent telephone interview. "There was a lot of building going on. There was a positive feel, something that was very exciting to me. You probably don't see it because people on the Coast are so close to it, but for me...

2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Michael Newsom, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 15--State and local officials cut the ribbon on a new water-supply system in Poplarville on Monday -- the first project completed in a $640 million federally funded post-Katrina water and sewer project. The $2.4 million Poplarville effort yielded a well, a water-treatment facility and an elevated storage tank to serve the city and other area water systems. South Mississippians have been critical of the pace at which the $640...

2008-07-14 21:00:18

By Linda Lange BILOXI, Miss. - Three simple words: sun, sand, sea. The way to bliss is to wiggle your toes in the sand of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Watch pelicans patrol the shoreline, nap in the sun, read a book from a beach chair planted in the surf. Climatically blessed with moderate temperatures and refreshingly cool breezes, the Mississippi coast is a year-round destination. A tragic exception to this pleasing weather came in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina blasted ashore. High...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--PASCAGOULA -- Congress has stopped pumping crude oil into Strategic Petroleum Reserves in Louisiana, but that doesn't mean the Department of Energy has lost any momentum in its plan to create a new reserve at Richton. Those are two separate issues, federal officials explained, though they may seem logically connected. In May, to drop gasoline prices by a few cents, Congress voted to halt deliveries to the petroleum reserves...

2008-07-14 09:00:00

By Ryan LaFontaine, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 14--D'IBERVILLE -- Pouring rain and howling winds did not keep about 300 people from an autism awareness event at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in D'Iberville on Sunday. Thirty-five vendors showed up for the day to help raise money for autism programs. "This is actually a part of the three-day fundraising event. Today is more like a fun day for kids. The guest speaker, Steve McNair, a Mississippi native who recently...

2008-07-13 15:00:19

By Michael Grady, The Tribune, Mesa, Ariz. Jul. 13--Certain things you just don't think of together: Waffles and plutonium. Dick Cheney and break dancing. Jackie Collins and Biloxi, Miss. Well, waffles aren't radioactive and Cheney won't bust a move anytime soon. But Jackie Collins, scribe of Tinseltown sin, is ridin' a bus on the Bayou. "I really am doing fantastic down here!" Collins declares, in her crisp English accent. "Biloxi has great shrimp and lobster!" The author of...

2008-07-13 12:00:31

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--Anyone too young to have sat around listening to the radio with their parents can sample home entertainment 1940s style with all the trimmings at "The Boogie Woogie Radio Show." Commercials are free of political correctness, i.e. "More doctors smoke Camel cigarettes than any other cigarette," and in case of audience indecision, a large sign lights up to instruct "applaud." Add vintage costumes, an original mystery serial with sound...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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