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2013-06-04 08:25:07

-- "Together in MS" tandem teams have pedaled 1,000 miles in 15 National MS Society "Bike MS" events since 2011 EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Keoghan, host of "The Amazing Race" and founder of No Opportunity Wasted (NOW), joins Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation for the third year to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS) through a unique campaign, called Together in MS. The campaign helps show--through participation and accomplishment--that MS does...

2013-05-29 12:27:17

Women's specialty retailer celebrates 16 years as Minnesota's MS Walk sponsor MINNEAPOLIS, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In its sixteenth year as the title sponsor of the Minnesota Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk, Christopher & Banks Corporation, with the support if its customers and employees, has raised more than $2 million to support the fight to wipe out MS. Earlier this month, the company's walkers, CBK Team Hope, celebrated another successful event by fielding a team of nearly...

2013-05-29 00:25:46

Creating More Than 225 New Jobs PEARL, Miss., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced at Governor Phil Bryant's Job Fair Network that it is currently looking to fill more than 250 job openings in Mississippi, including more than 225 new jobs. The majority of new jobs are in the Network and Call Center organizations. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO)...

2013-05-28 08:29:43

Certification marks second consecutive year J.D. Power and Associates recognizes MS LifeLines for providing an outstanding customer service experience ROCKLAND, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and Pfizer Inc. announced today that the MS LifeLines(® )call center earned re-certification for customer service excellence in providing support services to the multiple sclerosis (MS) community through...

2013-05-24 23:22:50

Recent growth of health and fitness centers puts Jackson in spotlight according to the Jackson Chamber. Jackson, TN (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Spring and summer have always been motivation for people to get fit, but what´s gotten into Jackson, the city between Memphis and Nashville? In the last year alone, a variety of new fitness facilities and wellness centers has transformed the growing area into one of the most health-conscious cities in the state. “In any city of vibrant, young...

2013-05-24 08:22:40

On World MS Day, May 29, People from MS Societies in Over 40 Countries Around the World are joining together to raise Awareness and Unite in the MS Movement Young people with MS are taking the lead and sharing the mottos that guide their lives NEW YORK, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. More than 2.1 million people worldwide live with MS, which is why demonstrating the...

Thinking 'Big' May Not Be The Best Way To Save Large-river Fish
2013-05-23 13:57:04

University of Wisconsin-Madison Large-river specialist fishes – from giant species like paddlefish and blue catfish, to tiny crystal darters and silver chub – are in danger, but researchers say there is greater hope to save them if major tributaries identified in a University of Wisconsin-Madison study become a focus of conservation efforts. The study says 60 out of 68 U.S. species, or 88 percent of fish species found exclusively in large-river ecosystems like the...

2013-05-20 12:23:45

To celebrate, MGM's M life members eat for free June 10-13 TUNICA, Miss., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 31, MGM Resorts International's (NYSE: MGM) Gold Strike Casino Resort could very well make all-you-can-eat history with the grand opening of its new $8 million Buffet Americana. It's not just because the buffet - the culmination of a multi-year, multimillion-dollar property transformation - aims to raise the culinary bar in Tunica with fresh gourmet selections,...

2013-05-13 12:21:47

STARKVILLE, Miss., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Parking at Mississippi State University (MSU) is now more user-friendly with the addition of a new parking guidance program on campus utilizing the award-winning motorist guidance application, Parker(TM) by Streetline, and parking publishing platform, ParkEdge(TM). In collaboration with California-based Streetline, Inc., the new app and web browser tools provide near real-time insight on available parking, including policy...

2013-05-10 23:26:42

AskPatty.com's CEO Jody DeVere shares the story of her family's ongoing struggle with MS. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on car purchases, preventative maintenance and repairs, and other automotive related topics, is pleased to announce that they will be running a month-long campaign along with the National MS Society to raise funds and awareness for MS, an illness that has...


Latest Mississippi Reference Libraries

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

De Soto National Forest
2013-12-24 12:01:36

The De Soto National Forest is 518,587 acres of pine forest in southern Mississippi. It’s one of the most significant protected areas for the biological diversity of the Gulf Coast ecoregion of North America. It is a nationally significant site for the protection of longleaf pine savannas, pine flatwoods, and longleaf pine forests. More than 90 percent of this ecosystem type has been lost within the United States. The wet pine savannas support uncommon and endangered plant and animal...

2012-06-14 09:35:50

Symbol: SPMI9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum mississippiense R.E....

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2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

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2007-02-13 14:51:50

The Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) is an endangered species of fish that exists in the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri River and numerous tributaries. In 1990, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the species on the endangered species list, as very few young sturgeon had been found in recent years, and also due to the fact that all sightings of the fish had lessened in the preceding decade. The Pallid sturgeon is one of the largest fish found in the Mississippi...

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