It is ever harder to watch the Super Bowl without mixed feelings. This week, as football fans geared up for today's high holy day of sports, researchers at Boston University confirmed the late, great NFL quarterback Ken Stabler was suffering from high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in July.
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a Letter to the Editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.
It is time to show the military personnel, the rest of America and the Base Close and Realignment Commission just how much Keesler, Stennis, Camp Shelby, the SeaBee Base and the Trent Lott Center mean to the Mississippi Coast.
It's a matter of trust. Mississippi's Republican leaders say trust them to get Mississippi off the bottom of most education measures. They urge people to vote against Initiative 42 and they've done everything in their power to stack the deck against it.