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Opinion

01/30/2013 - 12:56pm

I am no longer new. Of course, I’ve known this for a long time, but there are flashes when the realization arrives anew. Such as when I attended my 35th medical school reunion in 2012. When the slide shows of our young selves went up on...

01/30/2013 - 12:54pm

Are you thinking of applying for a conceal-carry permit? If so, your name and application information is public information that any newspaper can print. Rep. Mark Baker and I have introduced bills to change that.
I wrote my bill after...

01/30/2013 - 12:51pm

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. The meteorologist had correctly predicted a dusting of snow to fall during the wee hours of the night. This precipitation was no surprise. Since I had spent a serious Siberian winter in 1951 in North Korea...

01/30/2013 - 12:48pm

I wonder if any politician will ever ask any questions relevant to our lives, such as:

Why are we spending billions on finding a habitable planet in outer space instead of maintaining the habitability of our own Garden of Eden, Mother...

01/30/2013 - 12:44pm

As the third part of the series of columns called “Tracing the Emmerich Line,” this column will inform y’all about my grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Jr., known to many as J.O.

John Oliver Emmerich Sr. begat J.O....

01/24/2013 - 1:46pm

On January 10, 2013 we were experiencing severe weather on the Northside.  Needing an umbrella, I searched my home throughout and finally discovered a new umbrella hidden away in a corner.  It was tightly tied down in a box. After...

01/24/2013 - 1:43pm

Most of the financings I have arranged as an investment banker or made as a private equity investor were “black energy” - coal, oil, natural gas and some nuclear; none were wind or solar. Prior to 1990 or so, the environmental...

01/24/2013 - 1:39pm

Both my grandfather and father were huge supporters of education in Mississippi. My grandfather, Oliver Emmerich, served for years on the state board of higher education. My father, John Emmerich, worked closely with Gov. William Winter to help...

01/02/2013 - 12:10pm

 James Meredith stopped by my office a few weeks ago and gave me his new book, “A Mission from God.”

When he visited me about 20 years ago, he seemed a bit kooky. It’s amazing how much he’s learned since...

01/02/2013 - 12:07pm

The 15th Radio Squadron Mobile (Korean War veterans) had its 17th annual reunion in Branson, Mo. Some 28 men, plus wives, family and friends attended. Camaraderie was at an all-time high. Men are getting older - 80 plus years old. Several were...

01/02/2013 - 12:03pm

In a few weeks, our elected state-wide political representatives will be engaged in protracted debates and lively discussions about reforming education in Mississippi. After much grandstanding and countless hours spent pretending that the next...

12/07/2012 - 11:18am

It’s been a tough road for the Delta, but high commodity prices are giving the region a healthy boost.

I recently saw Sykes Sturdivant in Greenwood, and asked him how the crop turned out. “Good,” was his answer. I...

12/07/2012 - 11:14am

The November 28, 2012 Jackson Free Press carried an article by Ronnie Mott arguing that allowing the Bush-era tax cuts to expire for the wealthy would not increase unemployment. She wrote “… businesses don't expand or contract...

12/07/2012 - 11:07am

Ninety years ago last month, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a Mississippi bear hunt in Issaquena County. The hunt fared badly and by sundown on the second day had produced only an old wounded bear tethered to a tree and savaged by the...

12/07/2012 - 10:56am

Hi y’all!

Yockanookany Ned here.

I was always an analytical child. I excelled at math. Baseball, I loved baseball, too. Baseball was played in backyards, or more likely, in the nearest pasture. There was a third love of...

11/29/2012 - 12:07pm

The holiday Season is upon us again. My how time flies.

I am thankful for Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday, much more relaxed than Christmas. The leaves are beautiful. It always occurs on a Thursday, so the four-day respite is...

11/29/2012 - 12:05pm

The time may be very short before God’s judgment falls on America as we are facing the most critical hour of my lifetime. No nation has ever been more blessed than the United States of America. We remember America's glory days ......

11/29/2012 - 12:02pm

I recently organized my father’s collection of genealogical records, during which I discovered many events that occurred in the family history.  These consequential ventures, undertaken by my patriarchs, caused the J.O. Jr. and Wyatt...

11/29/2012 - 12:00pm

Thanksgiving is truly for a family get-together.  I am so glad that President Lincoln took his pen and set aside a day in November for families to meet, to greet, and to give thanks to our Lord.

Our son, who lives in Largo, Fla.,...

11/08/2012 - 11:31am

As The Gleaming white eight-foot-long African bull elephant tusks neared Bill Boykin’s body, he had an overwhelming desire to run, a desire which would have been fatal. Boykin stood between the raging bull and two defenseless women. If he...

11/08/2012 - 11:27am

My brother and I went hunting with my best friend, Mo, around Salamonie Reservoir in Indiana. We took his new, but used, four-wheel drive Blazer with gigantic mud tires knowing that we could go anywhere we wanted. Driving down a gravel road we...

11/08/2012 - 11:25am

There are two major things going on this time of year. There is football - high school, college and the NFL - and politics. This got me thinking of how the two are so much alike. The presidential candidates hit on each other like a huge...

11/07/2012 - 6:10am

If brilliant fall foliageis one of your great landscape delights, don’t waste too much time longing for trips to the fabled New England leaf show. I’ve been there twice, and I can truly say that, other than a bit more red in the New...

11/02/2012 - 10:30am

You get some strange moments when a group of people from the richest country in the world hang out with people from the poorest country.

Like the moment our driver stopped en route at his native village, introducing us to his charming...

10/31/2012 - 1:05pm

In early May, I was saddened as ABC reporter Robin Roberts guffawed over President Obama’s “evolution” in accepting gay marriage. “ I've been going through an evolution on this issue … for me personally, it is...