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11 Jun 2009
MS smacks MS

According to a media release, “Mississippi has reached a multi-million dollar anti-trust settlement with software giant Microsoft […] worth up to $100 million”. The article goes on to say that “This is the largest cash payment made to a state government.”. The state gets $40 to $48 million directly, while vouchers to just about any […]

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07 Mar 2009
Who isn’t running for mayor?

According to the Clarion Ledger article “18 running for Jackson [Mississippi] mayor“, “Incumbent Mayor Frank Melton is one of 18 candidates for the top spot, including the man he beat four years ago, the tax collector who threatened to auction his home and the former district attorney who tried to put him in jail.” Wow, […]

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22 Feb 2009
Trivia for 2009-02-22

Jackson is the largest city in Mississippi, with a population of 529,456. That’s 2.3 times the size of the second-largest area, Gulfport-Biloxi, with 227,904. Mark Dominus, in Second-largest cities, lists the quotient for each of the US states. The highest is 25.7 (Illinois) — or infinity, depending on what you think of Rhode Island. You […]

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12 May 2008
All Shook Up

Not only are we having a rash of tornadoes, but now we have to contend with earthquakes. Although this minor 3.1 tremor isn’t significant in comparison to the major disasters around the world, any quake is unusual around here. image: Kinemetrics seismograph at Wikipedia

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