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China blasts: Insurance costs could top $1.5 billion

Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:41am
A series of explosions that left hundreds dead and injured in China is about to set off a wave of insurance claims.






Shanghai stocks plummet 6% as volatility returns

Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:22am
The bears have returned in China.






Fake doctor treated 100+ patients, officials say

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:35pm
Donald Lee-Edwards was arrested this week and accused of impersonating a clinical psychologist and medical doctor for three years and potentially providing mental health services to over 100 patients, said the Richmond County District Attorney's office.






Categories: National News

Bear cub tries to wriggle through cat door

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:32pm
It could have been much worse, Douglas Harder says.






Categories: National News

The week in 35 photos

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:25pm







Categories: National News

Celebs call for change to Mississippi flag

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:24pm
John Grisham has helped pen another legal drama. This time it was not a work of fiction, but a protest letter.






Categories: National News

Security scare at South Carolina nuclear site

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:23pm
Authorities triggered an emergency response on Monday -- including barring all incoming traffic -- at a South Carolina nuclear site because of what was described as "a potential security event."






Categories: National News

U.S. warns China to stop pressuring expatriates

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:23pm
U.S. diplomats have warned China to stop using covert law enforcement agents on U.S. soil to pressure Chinese citizens into returning home to face justice, often on corruption charges, United States officials confirmed to CNN.






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Alan Dershowitz: How Morton Downey blew up TV

CNN - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:22pm







Categories: National News

Uber's surge pricing is a rip-off, says Gett

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 8:10pm
Is Uber ripping people off?






How hospital patients might actually get some sleep

Health - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:42pm







Categories: Health

Jon Stewart's next takedown: WWE's 'SummerSlam'

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:42pm
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Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte will be made with real pumpkin

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:40pm
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Is Windows 10 really a privacy nightmare?

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 6:00pm
Microsoft just can't seem to shake the image that Windows 10 is spying on you. And Microsoft's lack of transparency about Windows 10's privacy isn't doing much to dispel the notion.






Do video games cause violence?

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 5:53pm
The controversy dates all the way back to Death Race, a 1976 8-bit video game in which cars run over bad guys, turning them into tombstones.






Amazon workplace story raises dread of 'rank and yank' reviews

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 5:32pm
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Google's Project Sunroof calculates solar cost

Business News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 5:10pm
Want solar panels but don't know where to start? Google has created a nifty little tool for determining if your home is a good bet for solar power. It combines Google Maps information about your home, local weather history, and estimates from nearby solar providers.






Montgomery congressional collection announced at MSU

MSU News - Mon, 08/17/2015 - 5:08pm
The late congressman and MSU alumnus G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery recently was honored with the opening of the Montgomery Congressional Research Collection at Mitchell Memorial Library. Taking part in the ceremony were (l-r) Robert J. “Bob” Bailey, president emeritus of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation; Kyle Steward, MSU executive director of external affairs and former senior Montgomery staff member; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; and Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president.

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The late congressman and MSU alumnus G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery recently was honored with the opening of the Montgomery Congressional Research Collection at Mitchell Memorial Library. Taking part in the ceremony were (l-r) Robert J. “Bob” Bailey, president emeritus of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation; Kyle Steward, MSU executive director of external affairs and former senior Montgomery staff member; U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper; and Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president.

STARKVILLE, Miss.—The G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Congressional Collection now is open to the public at Mississippi State.

On the Aug. 5 occasion—what would have been the former U.S. representative’s 95th birthday—the university formally dedicated the collection in its Congressional and Political Research Center at Mitchell Memorial Library.

University officials said the collection includes more than 1,200 cubic feet of correspondence, memos, speeches, floor statements, photographs and memorabilia about the longtime public servant and MSU alumnus who died in 2006 at age 85.

The files cover the Meridian native from his time at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, through his student leadership at then-Mississippi State College to his World War II military service in Europe, where was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor. The collection also highlights his public service career that began with a decade in the Mississippi Legislature, followed by 30 years in Congress that concluded with retirement in 1997. 

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, Montgomery’s 3rd District successor, joined with members of the Meridian-based Montgomery Foundation to help announce the collection’s formal opening.

Jerry Gilbert, MSU provost and executive vice president, said “from his years as a Mississippi State student throughout his lifetime, Sonny Montgomery was considered a leader who worked tirelessly on behalf of those he served.” 

Noting how the congressman’s “leadership and people skills served him well throughout his career,” Gilbert also praised Montgomery for being “a devoted and loyal friend of Mississippi State and one who frequented the campus throughout his life and whose legacy can been seen throughout the campus.” 

During his time in Washington, D.C., Montgomery gained an international reputation for his tireless work on behalf of American military veterans. In addition to visiting Vietnam repeatedly throughout the war and assisting in the return of prisoners of war, he most notably led in securing an extension of the G. I. Bill—an effort that his colleagues renamed the “Montgomery G. I. Bill” in tribute.  

Additionally, the collection illustrates the close friendship between Montgomery and former President George H.W. Bush. The two met on their first day in Congress in 1967 and remained friends for the remainder of the congressman’s life.

In his remarks, Harper praised Montgomery for serving the district and nation “with integrity, compassion and hard work.

“His efforts on behalf of our country’s veterans and the people of Mississippi are still realized today, and we are eternally grateful,” Harper said.

“Sonny loved Mississippi State University, and I know that he would be proud of the new G.V. ‘Sonny’ Montgomery Collection,” he continued. “I hope that this collection will be a reminder of Sonny’s esteemed public service for generations to come.”

The Congressional and Political Research Center is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, visit http://library.msstate.edu/cprc/index.asp.

For more on the Mississippi State University Libraries, see www.library.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

 

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