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Pro and Con Rallies

Updated: 12/16/2002 - Supporters and opponents of the Ten Commandments monument at Alabama's judicial building rallied Monday.

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Education Reform

Updated: 12/16/2002 - Some are saying more reform is needed, 20 years after Mississippi's original attempt to improve education.

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Support for Lott Lessening

Updated: 12/16/2002 - At least three prominent Republicans are questioning Trent Lott's leadership abilities.

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Lott Apology/ NAACP Reaction

Updated: 12/13/2002 - Following Friday's press conference by Senator Trent Lott, local NAACP president Obie Clark says Lott should resign.

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Cardinal Law Resigns Over Abuse Scandal

Updated: 12/13/2002 - Cardinal Bernard Law, the central figure in the worst scandal to hit the Roman Catholic Church in America, resigned Friday.

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Ala. Executes Johnson

Updated: 12/13/2002 - Alabama executed Keith Johnson Thursday night, the first in the state to die by lethal injection.

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Tourism Director Resigns

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Lauderdale County tourism director Sandy Bynum resigned in late November.

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Bush Criticizes Lott Comments

Updated: 12/12/2002 - President Bush sharply criticized recent controversial remarks made by Republican Sen. Trent Lott, but refused to ask Lott to resign as leader.

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UM Charges Vandalism Suspects

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Three African-American students face disciplinary action by the judicial council at Ole Miss.

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Tax Bills Shoot Up

Penny Tax

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Property tax bills were mailed out this week. Many homeowners were apparently surprised by the amount of increase.

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Bush to Offer Smallpox Vaccine to All

Updated: 12/12/2002 - After agonizing for months, President Bush has decided to make a risky but effective smallpox vaccine available to all Americans.

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Putting the Brakes on Speeding

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Radar is being used on county roads but not to issue tickets. Deputies are compiling data to support a lobbying effort in the 2003 Legislature.

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Smallpox Vaccines Loom

Updated: 12/12/2002 - Thousands of Mississippi health care workers could be getting the smallpox vaccine as early as January.

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Annexation a Big Task

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Cities seeking to annex land area have to meet specific standards in order to win the favor of the courts.

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Guardsmen Called to Duty

Updated: 12/11/2002 - The 186th Security Forces Squadron of the Air National Guard based at Key Field left Wednesday morning for undisclosed duty.

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Riley Inauguration Plans

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Alabama's next governor promises an inauguration "for everybody," but some events will be exclusive.

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Feed the World at Home

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Meridian's First Assembly of God Church plans to distribute food to the needy, even after the holiday season, through Feed the World.

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Fire Damages Apartment

Updated: 12/11/2002 - A mother and three children are in need of coats, after a fire takes their possessions.

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Concern Over Base Lobbyist

Updated: 12/11/2002 - A coalition of military communities says Mississippi could lose clout with the replacement of a base closure consultant.

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Kemper County Flap

Updated: 12/11/2002 - Two law enforcement agencies are at odds over money in Kemper County.

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Group Wants Higher Tobacco Tax

Updated: 12/10/2002 - The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi and the Drug Free Communities Coalition sponsored a Healthy Futures Forum in Meridian.

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Tuck on Money Problems

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck told Meridian business leaders about plans and problems for the upcoming legislative session.

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Judge Files Appeal Notice

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Alabama's chief justice has filed notice he is appealing an order to remove the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the state's judicial building.

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Shelby: Accountability Counts

Updated: 12/10/2002 - Sen. Richard Shelby, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he will file a minority report calling for someone or some agency to face the blame for the Sept. 11 attacks.

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