Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

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Around the South: Trayvon, Mosque, Chick-Fil-A, Boy Scouts

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Zimmerman Claims He Did Not Pursue Trayvon

Tennessee Mosque Won’t be Ready by Ramadan

Chick-Fil-A Against Gay Marriage? ‘Guilty’

SOCIETY

Boy Scouts Expel Eagle Scout for Being Gay

Uniformed Servicemen March in Gay Pride Parade

Protestant Churches Lose Membership with Approval of Same-Sex Marriages

ACLU: ‘Activist’ Virginia AG Abuses Power in Rejecting Abortion Clinic Regulations

Best Small Towns in U.S.? Kentucky Claims 2

North Carolina’s Sterilization Victim Foundation Reopens Doors, Needs Funding

Missouri Dog Breeder Shut Down

Southern Pines Animal Shelter Issues Ultimatum to Mississippi Counties

EDUCATION (TOP)

Mississippi Schools Seek $320 Million Budget Increase

Tennessee Recommends Improvements to Statewide Teacher Evaluation System

Mixed Results for Efforts to Ban Books in Missouri

South Carolina Drops No Child Left Behind

Mississippi Granted No Child Left Behind Waiver

HIGHER ED (TOP)

The Single Most Important Experiment in Higher Education

5 Ways States, Schools Try to Make College Affordable

Florida Schools Must Identify Complaining Students

Louisiana’s Higher Education Cuts May Go Deeper

Alabama Congressman ‘Shocked’: People on TSA No-Fly List Can Attend Flight School

ENVIRONMENT (TOP)

Drought Sends ‘Mighty’ Mississippi River Levels Near Record Lows

Worst Drought Area Spreads in Arkansas

Missouri American Water Co. Increases Impoundment Capacity

Experimental Turtle Surgery Performed in North Carolina

Turtles Escape Captivity, Make Beeline for Nearby Pond

Mississippi Urged to Increase Sea Trout Limit

Missouri Deer Nearly Depleted in Early 1900s

HEALTH (TOP)

Gold Nanoparticles, Tea Extract Destroy Prostate Cancer Tumors

Study: Older U.S. Women More Likely to Drink While Pregnant

Egg Allergy Cured by Eating Eggs (Don’t Try This at Home)

Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Florida

South Carolina Boy Killed by Rare Brain Infection

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY (TOP)

Alabama Salt-Marsh Study Suggests Mitigation of Deepwater Horizon Oil Impact

Funding Cut Hurts Undersea Lab Off Florida Keys

North Carolina Man Struck by Lightning 3rd Time, Survives

Apple Pursues Minor Expansion at North Carolina Data Center

Northern Virginia’s 911 Outages Draw FCC Attention

BUSINESS (TOP)

Ousted CEO: Duke Energy Looked for Merger Exits

Georgia Gulf to Merge with PPG Unit in $2 Billion Deal

Ohio Company Purchases Little Rock TV Stations

Alabama Auto Production Rises 19 Percent at Mid-Year Mark

True South Classic Brings Business to Mississippi

POLITICS For additional regional political coverage, visit our sister site: The Locust Fork News-Journal (TOP)

Homeland Security Database Search for Illegal Florida Voters Against November Deadline

Tennessee Lawmakers Say Missing Word in Health Care Law Gives States an Out

South Carolina Restores Funding for Arts, Teachers, Rape Crisis Centers

Poll: Virginia Wants Arizona-Style Immigration Law

Fired Public Television Director Claims Alabama Commission Violated Open Meetings Act

North Carolina Congressmen Want to Keep Military Spending on NASCAR

Bentley, Alabama GOP Leaders Tout Savings

Kentucky Spent $1.29 Billion in Economic Incentives over Last Decade

Deal: Georgia 400 Tolls to End

Proposal to Ban Arkansas Duck Blinds Draws Criticism

ON THE BALLOT (TOP)

Arkansas’ Severance Tax Proponents Given More Time to Collect Signatures

PUBLIC SAFETY/DEFENSE (TOP)

Mississippi Court Orders New Trial in Silica Case

Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Resume DNA Collection

Billy the Exterminator, Wife Enter Not Guilty Pleas to Drug Charges in Louisiana Court

New Orleans’ Councilman Pleads Guilty in Fund Inquiry

Georgia Woman Arrested for Explosives, Freed on Bond

Louisiana Man Indicted in Two Murders

Authorities Place Alabama Bar Shooting Spree Suspect on Suicide Watch

Georgia Man Accused of Killing Dog, Beating Wife with It

Virginia Grand Jury Indicts Military Contractor

Veteran’s Affairs to Open Outpatient Clinic in Southern Maryland

COMMENTARY (TOP)

Gays Worry O’Malley Gambles with Marriage Equality

We Need Principled Discussion on Abortion

Mississippi Case Will Undermine Support for Capital Punishment

Dave Ramsey: Student Loan Debt Killing Relationships?

College is an Engine of Inequality

Louisiana: The Land of the Cursed Rapper

Bayou Blues: Clash in the Louisiana Supreme Court

Maryland Mistreats Prison Inmates

What’s Next for Health Care?

Romney Revives Southern Strategy