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2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Rob Sharp A new museum honouring BB King has just opened in Mississippi. Rob Sharp reports Various signs are pinned haphazardly to a shack of unpainted cypress wood, topped with a roof of galvanised, corrugated steel. One of them says the dress code should not be "like this", pointing to a picture of a man wearing a back-to-front cap. Another one lists a number of other rules for those who enter. These include "No dope smoking", "no beer", and a defiant, "no rap music". This seems...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

Diary of a supply teacher So far, I have tended to regard a day of maths as about the worst that can happen, but today it's music. It's a popular subject, as it tends to involve practical work, but with a supply teacher this is not possible, and results in a lot of grumbling. The Year 8 groups have a worksheet about reggae. Anyone who has satisfactorily completed the work sheet is allowed to use a keyboard, but only with headphones so there's no disturbance. The morning passes relatively...

2008-07-24 00:00:34

A Gloucester school rocked around the clock last week as pupils stepped back in time. Elmbridge Junior School's year six pupils have rehearsing their 1950s leaving show. Last Thursday, pupils from the three year six classes performed classics from artists such as Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard for visiting parents. Class teacher Andy Kilbride said "They loved it and really got into it," he said. "We changed the lyrics of the songs to a leaving theme, but...

2008-07-15 09:01:16

By The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 15--from staff reports City and county public school districts have announced registration schedules for the 2008-09 school year. The schedules are as follows: Lauderdale County School District Aug. 7 is the first day of school for Lauderdale County School District. The following is the schedule for new students who have not previously registered. Registration will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on each respective campus: Wednesday-Friday...

2008-07-13 09:00:11

By Jennifer Jacob, The Meridian Star, Miss. Jul. 13--For teens in Meridian, there is one complaint that goes around less in waves than in tsunamis: "This town is so boring," they say as if in chorus. "There's nothing to do here." "I really don't think there's enough to do," said Grant Williams, a Meridian High School student who will turn 17 next month. "In the summer I find myself trying to look for little small jobs because there's nothing else to do." "There's not really much to do,"...

2008-07-11 15:00:32

By Dennis Seid, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, Miss. Jul. 10--TUPELO -- Consumers are paying more at the pump to fill up their cars, trucks and SUVs, forcing them to cut back in other areas. That includes flying, and at Tupelo Regional Airport, the number of passengers taking the daily Mesaba Airlines flights to Memphis are continuing to drop. In June, the number of enplanements -- airline terminology for boardings -- fell nearly 7 percent to 1,410. The number of...

2008-07-04 15:00:41

By Emily Adams Keplinger As you enjoy the July Fourth holiday, here's a list of area attractions that are open for recreational fun . Children's Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $9 ages 1-100; children under 1 and museum members, free. Special events for the day include: Fireworks Art: Stop by Art Smart to explore your creative side. We might draw a picture or write a poem. Ages 6+. Time: 11 a.m. Included with museum admission. Apple Pie...

2008-06-20 06:00:24

By Generic If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one of them and buy white hyacinths for my soul, wrote author Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), perhaps reflecting the sentiment of 13th century Persian poet Muslihuddin Sadi, who urged his readers to "sell one, and with the dole buy hyacinths to feed the soul." The point -- the arts are as important to survival as basic daily bread. There is no better time to remember the sustaining power of the arts than in June, which was designated...

2006-05-16 08:20:40

In May 15 story please read in paragraph 7 ... lawyer Pete Gleason ... instead of ... lawyer Jim Gleason. By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Psychic Uri Geller and two partners have bought the Tennessee house Elvis Presley lived in before moving to Graceland, with a winning bid of $905,100 on eBay, he said on Monday. "We are unbelievably pleased. This is a piece of history," Geller said by phone from England. "We intend to restore it to its old glory. We would like to bring...

2006-03-02 18:54:39

By Mark Egan LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Impersonating a fat Elvis from the 1970s, Michael Romeo stood on Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday in a white jumpsuit and cape and dreamed of walking the red carpet as an Oscar nominee. With preparations for the Oscars in full flight -- the red carpet is laid, the bleachers are up and a block of the famed street is closed off -- Romeo lamented his business of posing as Elvis was suffering. "This is costing me $100 a day in lost money," said Romeo,...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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