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Pete Boone tells Parish Alford his question has no accuracy

This is not the sort of denial one wants to have to make, and this is not the sort of environment where one wants to work out and plan high level personnel decision.

Plus, there’s this:  We know that the answer to the question Parish Alford asked Pete Boone is no, nada, not accurate. […]

Wagering on the Speed of Light

Folks involved in a physics project called OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-Tracking Apparatus) were shooting neutrinos from the CERN laboratory in Switzerland to another site in central Italy.  They were trying to study an expected transformation of neutrinos:

In theory, during the trip, which takes a few milliseconds, some of the neutrinos should […]

William Winter writes in support of Dan Jones

William Winter has written a letter to the editor in support of Dan Jones, responding to the advertisements about the grimness in the football program. It’s at the Daily Journal and elsewhere.

I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments in this letter.

As a life-long citizen of Mississippi, I feel compelled to take this means […]

A cautionary note about Word on a Mac

I’ll admit to some bad computer habits, like working on-and-on without cold starting my laptop, but, still, I want to share this as a cautionary note.

The other day, I was working on a fairly complex writing project.  Somewhere on the line, Word came up with an odd error message like none I’d ever […]

Do we want to read Ed Peters’s grand jury testimony in Scruggs II?

I think we can all agree the answer is yes.

Scruggs has moved to unseal both his reply and the Government response in his effort to set aside his second guilty plea, the one in Scruggs II.

The most interesting thing in his motion is that he lists who the grand jury witnesses were […]

Todd Wade withdraws appeal

This announcement is on Todd Wade’s website:

I have decided to end my appeal of the election commission’s decision to remove me from the ballot. Mississippi military personnel’s right to vote is a major reason for my decision. A prolonged court battle with the Secretary of State’s office could delay ballots being provided to military personnel […]

Bootzilla! (Sound Opinions interview)

On the most recent podcast of the public radio show Sound Opinions, there is a really great interview with Bootsy Collins.  They go back to the invention of funk, with Bootsy describing learning about the ONE from James Brown, and describing James Brown backstage telling the band (this, the band that recorded “Sex Machine,” […]

Today’s Daily Mississippian front page

SFA Viking Range Lecture by James McWilliams Tues. at 6:30

The Southern Foodways Alliance Viking Range Lecture will be delivered by James McWilliams, a history professor at Texas State University who has also been a fellow in Agrarian Studies at Yale.  The lecture will be Tuesday September 20th at 6:30.  If I can get a hearing finished in time, I fully intend on being […]

Hotty Toddy

From a Vanderbilt fan’s blog:

So when’s the last time Vanderbilt beat an SEC team by 23 or more points?

It was 1971, when Vanderbilt beat Mississippi State 49-19.

There was a time when it appeared they’d achieve their first shut-out in an SEC game since the 60s.