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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 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...

2008-07-13 09:00:19

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--The recent floods in the Midwest continues have a negative effect on offshore fishing in the northwest portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Unfortunately, the effects could linger for several more weeks, if not months. It was only a matter of time before the freshwater that left parts of Indiana and Iowa began to make its way south in the Mississippi River along the Mississippi-Louisiana border before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico....

2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--D'IBERVILLE -- Water and sewer service will be provided by the city of D'Iberville so construction can begin on 10,000 homes plus retail and medical space in Harrison County. The area northwest of the city is 4.4 of the 12 square miles of land both Biloxi and D'Iberville want to annex, and officials from both cities agreed to the temporary certificate to get work going. "We want to help that area develop," said D'Iberville City...

2008-07-13 09:00:18

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 13--BILOXI -- Thursday could be the most important day in Biloxi's economic future since Hurricane Katrina. In the morning, the Mississippi Gaming Commission will hold its July meeting in Biloxi to hear what the community has to say about allowing RW Development to build South Beach Resort & Casino north of U.S. 90, across from the sand beach. In the afternoon the Biloxi Planning Commission will vote on whether to recommend 81...

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Tammy Smith, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 12--GULFPORT -- Fans of TLC's "Little People, Big World" are most likely to associate the Roloff family with their 34-acre Roloff Farm outside Portland, Ore. But Friday and today, most of the active family is here helping Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast build four homes for four families in West Gulfport. Matt and Amy Roloff are little people and parents of four children: fraternal twins Zach and Jeremy, daughter...

2008-07-12 09:00:25

By Kat Bergeron, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 12--Trees are vital to a healthy community, a point driven home as coastal counties face storm rebuilding and new development. So when Bay St. Louis writer and artist Ellis Anderson convinces people to literally hug trees, and when a town like Pass Christian hones its tree friendliness, the Mississippi Urban Forest Council takes note. They will join Gulf Coast Conservation Corps, credited with planting 30,000 trees, and a dozen other...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 11--HANCOCK COUNTY -- A new page has turned in a legal battle over whether county supervisors acted properly when they changed the zoning on hundreds of beachfront acres in 2005, allowing for virtually unfettered development. At stake is the future of about 1,000 acres in the Clermont Harbor and Bayou Caddy areas of southwest Hancock County. At the moment, the county's zoning change, which opened up the area for development of high-rise...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 11--OCEAN SPRINGS -- People living near the Ocean Springs Harbor plan to further appeal the city's decision to allow the Harbor Landing restaurant. Circuit Judge Dale Harkey, taking the initial appeal, ruled last week in favor of the city. "We feel we have no choice but to appeal," said Amanda Kennerly, one of 53 residents who took the matter to Circuit Court. Ocean Springs leaders voted to allow the restaurant, which now has a...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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