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Here comes the ‘buck’ moon

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 3:11 p.m. EDT July 18, 2016 For avid skywatchers who love space but hate cold weather, July usually provides the warmest time of the year to gaze at a full moon. And with a heat wave building, there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy Tuesday night’s full moon, which is […]

Was Melania Trump’s speech plagiarized from Michelle Obama?

Cooper Allen, USA TODAY 2:11 a.m. EDT July 19, 2016 CLEVELAND — Melania Trump’s speech Monday seemed to go off without a hitch. But shortly after the opening night of the Republican National Convention concluded, an observer on Twitter noted that a small portion of her remarks was remarkably similar to a passage from first lady Michelle Obama’s speech […]

Amended greensward plan gets consensus ahead of City Council vote

By Ryan Poe of The Commercial Appeal 7/19/16 The Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy unified Monday around an amended version of the plan to end parking on the greensward, the culmination of two weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions with City Council member Bill Morrison. The plan amends the solution proposed by Mayor Jim Strickland […]

In a world of terror, we all need a wider range of friends

By David Waters 7/16/16 Abdul Sattar Edhi died last week. I’m sorry to say I’d never heard of him. I only knew about his death because my son has a close friend who grew up in Pakistan. Pakistanis everywhere mourned Edhi’s death. He was the “Mother Teresa” of Pakistan. Or maybe Mother Teresa was the […]

Trekkies Rejoice: An Official Star Trek Beer Launches This Month

by Whitney Filloon Jul 15, 2016, 2:00p It’s made with some very cosmic-sounding hop varieties The nerdy cultural phenomenon that is Star Trek is now in its 50th year, and it’s celebrating the golden anniversary of Vulcan mind melds by launching an official beer this month. (Conveniently, said launch also coincides with the release of […]

$158M spent planning unbuilt road to link I-10, port

Anita Lee, Sun Herald 1:01 p.m. CDT July 16, 2016 GULFPORT — The state of Mississippi has spent $158.5 million on a road that does not exist. State and county leaders began planning 22 years ago for a road to connect I-10 and the state Port of Gulfport. The Mississippi Department of Transportation started spending money on […]