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Late Afternoon Various And Open Thread

National Geographic Traveler has up a nice short piece about Taylor Catfish. The Clarion Ledger story about the apparent suicide of the Panola County sheriff has this sentence:  “Batesville Mayor Jerry Autrey said Bright killed himself while at the home of his girlfriend, shortly after spending the morning with his wife.” Alan Stanford […]

“Sources say”– The who about these sources may matter more than the question of what they said…

I mentioned in a recent post that there were a few new Mississippi law-related blogs worth note.   I linked Will Bardwell’s blog.  Another one (also from Jackson) is the Mississippi Litigation Review, which is the blog of Phillip Thomas.  It does exactly what the name suggests.  I enjoy reading it and recommend it.

One […]

Russ Parson’s tribute to New Mexican chilies, red and green

Mmmm.   Green chili with fried egg…  Russ Parsons, food writer for the LA Times and author of How to Pick a Peach, has a nice article about New Mexico chilies and their uses that brought back big memories to me of trips to New Mexico.

Here’s Parson’s recipe for a green chili enchilada, […]

Panola Sheriff dead from gunshot wound…

…but foul play is not suspected:

Panola County Sheriff Hugh Wayne “Shot” Bright died Sunday afternoon according to District Attorney John Champion who said no foul play was suspected. Champion would not elaborate on cause of death but those close to the investigation said it was from a gunshot wound.

This is reported by […]

This makes me dizzy

So in the AP poll, Ole Miss drops from 4 to 21, and in the USA Today coaches poll, from 5 to 18.

Ouch.  Oh, and LSU takes Ole Miss’s place at 4 (in both polls).  I send a general raspberry in Kingfish’s direction, and note that “taking Ole Miss’s place” may include a […]

Sunday Afternoon Extremly Various

Here’s a big dump of links I’ve been noticing around the web and not able to get into posts lately.

Today’s Daily Journal story about the Oxford hostage situation has a good chronology of the events. When Barbour announced he was entering an executive order cancelling state funding for Acorn, I thought:  “Right, like […]

FBI agent in William Jefferson case was sleeping with major witness during investigation

A helluva soap opera has emerged in the aftermath of the conviction of former New Orleans congressman William Jefferson.  You may recall that, just prior to trial, the government decided (for reasons never explained) that it was not going to call the government informant, Lori Mody, who by all accounts should have been a […]

They All Asked For You

Here’s the new baby orangutan, down at the Audubon Zoo…

Brown Family Dairy Farm is selling butter now

The Brown farm started selling butter at this morning’s farmers market.  It was gone before I got there, but there will be more.

Oxford hostage standoff: Clarion Ledger front page story

Paul Quinn’s story on the hostage stand off dominates the front page of the paper Clarion Ledger this morning, and has some additional details.