Monday, September 29, 2003

U.S. readies program to track visas
The federal government is about to unveil a blueprint for one of its largest information technology projects ever, a vast automated system that will track every foreigner entering the United States with a visa. The program, which is designed to prevent terrorists and criminals from obtaining visas, is likely to cost $3 billion to $10 billion, analysts said.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Census: Miss. poverty rate up to 17.6%

The Associated Press reports that the percentage of the number of people in Mississippi living in poverty over the last three years has increased to 17.6%. The federal poverty level, which changes periodically, is currently about $17,000.00 for a family of four. Marianne Hill, a senior economist with the State College Board, said, "We lost more manufacturing jobs than any other state." She was referring to the time period August 2002 to August 2003.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale Shut Down

Somebody got their feelings hurt, so it is O. K. to violate constitutionally protected freedom of speech? That appears to be the attitude of officials of Southern Methodist University.
Abuse of the elderly

Elder abuse is just as bad, just as sickening, and just as repugnant as child abuse.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Mazzio's restaurant in Bryam held up by two armed men

Two men armed with handguns and wearing ski masks used duct tape to tie up three Mazzio's employees in robbing the Byram restaurant late Tuesday night, authorities said.
Transcript: Bush Weekly Radio Address In his weekly radio address, President Bush vowed to "fight and win the war on terror ... for the benefit of all mankind." He reiterated that , in this war, "there is no neutral ground." He closed by saying, of the terrorists in Iraq, "They must, and they will, be defeated."