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2007-09-06 09:10:50

OCEAN SPRINGS - If Liz Smith-Incer has anything to say about it, South Mississippi will soon be adorned in virtual ribbons of green space and blue water. The good news for residents? She does have something to say about it, and National Park Service officials will be listening. She has been stationed on the coast since January and is situated alongside Gulf Islands National Seashore personnel in Ocean Springs. The park service employee is here to organize a growing number of trails,...

2007-08-19 09:16:06

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 19--GULF OF MEXICO -- To some, the tarpon is nothing more than a saltwater fish cruising through passes and inlets all across the world. To others, this fish with no food value is a graceful animal with which few people of South Mississippi will ever come face-to-face. Regardless, an animal known as the "Silver King," appears to be making a comeback off the Mississippi Coast after decades of near non-existence. For the next two...

2007-04-19 12:00:23

By Pam Firmin, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Apr. 19--Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Gulfport native Natasha Trethewey has a standing date every Sunday with her grandmother, Leretta Turnbough, 90, who lived in Gulfport all her life until Hurricane Katrina and now lives in a nursing home near Trethewey in Atlanta. When Katrina was coming, "she and my brother got in his car and met me in Mobile and I got them out of there," Trethewey said. "That's when we realized she was not capable of...

2007-01-30 12:00:28

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jan. 30--BILOXI -- Novelist, journalist and television show host Dominick Dunne takes on Biloxi's most notorious murder case Wednesday night on his Court TV show, "Power, Privilege and Justice." The one-hour segment, called "Biloxi Confidential," reminded Dunne of his own sojourn on the Coast, where he was stationed while in the U.S. Army during World War II. Longtime Biloxians will enjoy the show just to see what everyone looked like almost...

2006-12-06 18:04:39

By Margaret Baker, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Dec. 6--OCEAN SPRINGS -- One man was behind bars Wednesday and another hospitalized with stab wounds after an apparent argument over the volume of a television, said Ocean Springs Chief of Detectives Louis Miller. Miller said Labanacheck Lowery, 34, was at his home on School Street on Tuesday night when he got angry with the suspect because the television was too loud. Miller said a heated argument followed and a short time later...

2006-12-01 09:00:37

By Mike Keller, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Dec. 1--GULFPORT -- A North Carolina contractor and businessman is the first person to serve jail time for breaking Gulfport's tree-protection ordinance. Peter Dane Koke, 39, was taken to the Harrison County jail Thursday morning to begin serving a 15-day sentence. He will also pay a $690 fine for clearing 102 trees on more than 100 acres without a permit over the 2005 Thanksgiving weekend. "It is not illegal to remove protected trees, it...

2006-08-29 18:36:53

By Karen Jacobs ATLANTA (Reuters) - A cottage industry is growing in parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast to help residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina construct cheaper, easy-to-build homes. Backed by do-it-yourself retailers, Lowe's Cos., and Home Depot Inc., new ideas about how to build low-cost homes are giving Katrina victims an alternative to flimsy trailers provided by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the first few bare-bones homes...

2006-08-28 11:47:50

By Matt Daily BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - The clean-up is mostly complete and business is brisk at the beachfront casinos, but a year after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, Biloxi is still struggling to get back on its feet. The most damaging storm to ever strike the United States crashed ashore a year ago this week, bringing a tidal surge more than 30 feet high to Biloxi, killing more than 50 and ravaging entire neighborhoods on the peninsula that hugs the...

2006-03-06 15:01:10

By Jeffrey Jones PASS CHRISTIAN, Mississippi (Reuters) - It isn't the spring-break beach holiday most U.S. college students dream of, but with the shore still strewn with wreckage and homes in shambles from Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast is the destination of choice for thousands like Greg Hall. The 18-year-old University of Toledo engineering student is spending the week in ravaged Pass Christian, Mississippi, gutting and rebuilding houses along with 124 others from his Ohio...

2005-11-02 14:44:01

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The New Orleans metropolitan area lost a staggering 237,200 jobs or 38.5 percent of its employed workers in September as hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the city, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor showed on Wednesday. The department's September Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey showed employed persons in the New Orleans-Metrairie-Kenner metropolitan area fell to 378,400 in September from 615,600 in August -- a steeper...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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