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How one restaurant gets unruly kids to behave

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:33pm
Restaurants usually give children activity sheets and crayons.

California recreational crabbing season on hold

Health - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:11pm
California sport crab fishermen will have to put away their traps for now.

Categories: Health

In Robin Williams' suicide, a hidden disease?

Health - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:10pm
Robin Williams' widow is speaking out about the disease process she blames for taking her husband's life. She wants his millions of fans to know the legendary comedian and actor didn't so much take his own life, as was widely reported in August 2014, but rather had it taken from him.

Categories: Health

Warning: Oil company defaults are coming

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 2:09pm
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Merck, Eli Lilly targeted in federal drug pricing probe

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:39pm
Merck and Eli Lilly are both being investigated by the Justice Department for their drug-pricing practices.

Kerry rejects Keystone XL pipeline

CNN - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:34pm
Secretary of State John Kerry has recommended that the U.S. reject the Keystone XL pipeline, senior administration officials told CNN, concluding the controversial project is not in the country's national security interest.

Categories: National News

Does this debunk climate science?

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:09pm

Categories: International News

Al-Shabaab sells terror in safari propaganda video

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:07pm
The hunter slips through tall grass in a green forest, closing in on a herd of giraffes. Shots ring out, and he machine-guns down one of the majestic animals.

Categories: International News

The week in 37 photos

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:05pm
Take a look at 37 photos of the week from October 30 through November 5.

Categories: International News

Scrutiny for Clinton ahead of elections in Myanmar

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:03pm
The foreign policy legacy anchoring Hillary Clinton's campaign will be on the ballot for the first time on Sunday -- 8,000 miles away.

Categories: International News

Osprey finds its groove ahead of ISIS mission

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:03pm
The Marines don't call the Osprey a helicopter. They call it an airplane. An airplane that can hover.

Categories: International News

Minister: France to restrict movement at its borders

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:03pm
"France will close its borders for several weeks" before next month's U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Friday.

Categories: International News

Anonymous' Million Mask March descends into violence

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:02pm
A Million Mask March through central London organized by hacker collective Anonymous erupted in violent scenes Thursday night, with three police officers taken to the hospital, a police car set ablaze and 50 people arrested, police said.

Categories: International News

'Spectre': Jaguar crashes Aston Martin's party

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:02pm
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Chinese sub tracked U.S. aircraft carrier

CNN World - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 1:02pm
An American aircraft carrier was closely tracked by a Chinese submarine off the coast of Japan last month, a U.S. defense official said, in the latest example of the test of wills between the two countries in the waters of the Pacific.

Categories: International News

Pay raise: U.S. wages grow at best pace in 6 years

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:48pm
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'Spectre' has $28 million Friday, aims for big James Bond opening

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:41pm
After a few slow weeks at the box office, this weekend looks to have a license to kill thanks to Bond, James Bond, returning to theaters.

Finalists named for MSU-Meridian administrative director, head of campus

MSU News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:20pm

Contact: Harriet Laird

Terry D. Cruse

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Three finalists for the position of administrative director and head of campus at Mississippi State University-Meridian have been announced by the search committee.

MSU Provost and Executive Vice President Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert charged the committee of faculty, staff and community members to conduct a recent search to fill the position last held by Steven Brown, who left for the University of West Florida in 2014.

Three veteran MSU faculty members and administrators have held the position during the interim, including co-deans Julia Hodges and Allison Pearson who served from September 2014 to June 2015. Hodges serves MSU as associate vice president for academic affairs, and Pearson works as special assistant to the provost and executive vice president, and is a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Management. Meghan Millea, MSU professor of economics and former Holland Faculty Senate president, has filled the role for the past six months.

Donald F. Hayes

The finalists, in alphabetical order, include Terry D. Cruse, vice president for enrollment services at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas; Donald F. Hayes, chair of civil and environmental engineering and construction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Deborah Heslep, dean of enrollment management and director of admissions marketing at Delta State University in Cleveland.

“We are pleased to announce these three candidates who we will host for on-campus interviews in the next few weeks. These candidates were chosen from a strong pool of applicants following careful, thoughtful and thorough consideration by the search committee,” said Hodges, who along with Pearson, serves as committee co-chair. 

When the candidates visit both MSU-Meridian and the Starkville Campus in the coming weeks, they will meet with Gilbert and MSU President Mark E. Keenum. Information about each candidate may be found at

Deborah Heslep

Finalists also will participate in forums for faculty, staff and students that will include a brief presentation by each candidate on his or her vision for MSU-Meridian, followed by a question-and-answer session.

The administrative director and head of campus is the chief administrative officer for MSU-Meridian, including the College Park and Riley campuses, and the Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts. Managing more than 500 students, with more than 100 enrolled in graduate studies, the position also supervises approximately 90 faculty and staff members.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all budgetary, personnel and physical plant matters on the campus, while also serving as a liaison with feeder community colleges, the community and the region. Moreover, this administrator will be charged with oversight of recruitment and retention of students and faculty at MSU-Meridian.

Questions concerning the search and visits by the finalists should be directed to

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at

Will this spherical camera revolutionize virtual reality?

Business News - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:16pm
Virtual reality goggles are an emerging technology looking for content. Lytro is a Silicon Valley camera company looking for a hit.

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