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6 Policing Panhandling Jackson City Council shelved an amendment to increase punishments for panhandling in the city. COURTESY KNO, INC

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and philosophy and minoring in environmental studies. “It’s such a powerful way in which we’re all connected and in terms of trying to build communities and trying to build environments where people can have their feedback and become more self-sufficient,” Porter says about environmental studies. “It’s important to understand the materials around us.” Porter has worked at the Mississippi Children’s Museum since it opened in December 2010 and loves interacting with the children. “They ask questions that we have to unlearn to try to answer.,” he says. “I ask questions right alongside those little natural philosophers.” Each Saturday, starting in September, Porter will be in charge of the Linking Learners to Lessons program at the museum that teaches children to apply morals from books to real-life situations. Last week, Porter was at Montclair State University for a workshop at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children. Porter is also the character education coordinator at Brown Elementary and works with Project Innovation and Operation Shoestring. Born in Baltimore, Porter has moved nearly a dozen times in lifetime, but feels at home in Jackson. He says that he’s glad he is here because of the city’s passion and history. “I’ve allowed Jackson to take me in, and it has returned the favor,” he says. “Talk about reciprocity.” —Briana Robinson

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ast semester, Jayson Porter flew to Washington, D.C., with Dr. Darby Kathleen Ray, former professor of religious studies at Millsaps College, to speak on a panel on bringing civility theory to practice. More simply put, they discussed reasons for being kind and understanding. What’s cooler than that experience, however, is the fact that Porter can walk down Midtown streets in Jackson and get shoutouts. Porter, 21, helped build his first house with Habitat for Humanity there in 2010. Since then he helped the nonprofit organization build houses nearly every weekend. “With Habitat, I go there to learn. That’s for me,” Porter says. “Then I feel more comfortable taking people on walks in different communities and know better how a home is built. I wouldn’t even say I help Habitat, because it helps me. It’s a transformative effort.” He also volunteers with Gleaners, which collects otherwise discarded food from restaurants and stores, then donates it to food kitchens and shelters. Porter collects about 100 pounds of food each week just from Millsaps. Stop Hunger Now, a similar organization, enlisted Porter’s help as well. There, he’s a certified hunger event facilitator. Porter is a senior at Millsaps and will be a teaching assistant for three courses in the fall: ways of knowing, environmental ethics and Wellspring, a freshman community service course. He’s double majoring in history

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Get Out There

JFP summer interns gather in the classroom. Front Row: Sam Suttle,Vergie Redmond, Adria Walker, Lindsay Hayes. Back Row: Elyane Alexander, Christiana Jackson,Victoria Sherwood, Aaron Cooper, Sara Sacks, Darnell Jackson, Dylan Irby, Whitney Menogan.

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hen I first arrived in Jackson two years ago to attend Millsaps College, I wasn’t fortunate enough to know what Jackson had to offer. I had stepped out of my hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and into what we on campus call the “Millsaps bubble.” Being inside the bubble is all about college—the friends you make, the classes you take, the teachers and the social scene. That first year is crucial to new students as they adapt to their new school and surroundings. Breaking through the bubble and getting to know Jackson is just as important. Stepping outside your basic comfort zones offers important new experiences. When I chose Jackson as my new home, the first thing I heard about was how unsafe it is. Everyone from my grandparents to random strangers were telling me to be careful, and most of them had never even visited Jackson. The negativity didn’t end there: Once I got to school, upperclassmen said it was unsafe, and even more people told me there was nothing to do. Talk about a deterrent to keep me from trying to branch out. I wouldn’t have known where to start if I tried. I still have those preconceived notions when I decided to spend my summer in Jackson for an internship here at the Jackson Free Press. I remember thinking the second I moved into my apartment, “What am I going to do all summer?” I figured I would get a lot of reading done. My summer internship has not only taught me about myself as a writer, but it’s taken those negative notions about Jackson as a boring, unsafe city and blown them to pieces. Excuse my geek-out moment, but Jackson is great! During my internship I was able to

meet an amazing group of people, not only in the office, but during interviews as well. Our intern class was incredibly diverse and large, with 17 editorial interns, it worked. Most of the interns were Jackson natives, so they knew their way around the city much better than I did. Which leads me to the first and most important thing I learned here: As a journalist, and a new person to the city, it’s important to get out there. Sounds obvious, right? You would think so, but not many people are willing to go exploring, especially in a city with a “reputation.” We were encouraged to get to know our city, because you cannot write about something you’ve never seen. Over the summer, I’ve shared some amazing experiences with my fellow interns, including putting together this entire issue. I conquered a fear of heights while exploring Mississippi from a hot-air balloon, listened to talented musicians and visited many of the museums Jackson has to offer. The second thing I learned from my internship is to be fully present. In an interview, being present is crucial; you have to actively pay attention and engage in conversation to get a good story. It’s the same with going out in a new city. Be present; be actively engaged in whatever you are doing. In a new town, that can only lead to great experiences and introduce you to new and exciting people. Putting these learned experiences together are the most important part. Jackson has a wide net of culturally diverse opportunities. Stepping out of your bubble is just the first step to experiencing everything this city has to offer. Whether it’s the Mal’s St. Paddy’s parade, the rodeo, a new museum exhibit or a band passing through town, the city of Jackson is constantly offering something interesting.

At the fashion shoot: Back Row: Lindsay Hayes, Christiana Jackson, Sara Sacks, Ceili Hayes, Victoria Sherwood, Matthew Bolian, Adria Walker, Whitney Menogan, Allie Jordan, Darnell Jackson. Front Row: Aaron Cooper, Elyane Alexander, Sam Suttle. Inset from left: Piko Ewoodzie, Ben-cuda Stowers

Our annual Jackpedia issue is generally dedicated to welcoming newbies, especially students, into our city. Throughout its pages, you can find helpful advice for being in a new town, the cheapest places to eat and a variety of great events to look forward to. We boast about the best things our city has to offer here, which, contrary to popular belief, is a great deal of exciting options, far more than we have room for in this edition (so visit Jackpedia.com for many more ideas, and add your own!) Now that summer is over, I constantly

get asked the slightly sarcastic question, “How was your summer in Jackson?” The satisfaction comes when I can seriously tell people that I had a great time here over my summer break. Whether or not they believe me, I know that if you get out there and venture past your comfort zone—whether it’s your school’s campus or your own bubble—you can have really great experiences. Try it. Victoria Sherwood was an intern-editor of this issue. She studies communications at Millsaps College, enjoys watching soccer and hopes to one day own a huge orange cat.


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Thursday, Aug. 2 Preseason practice begins today for Jackson State University Football. Their first game, at Mississippi State University, is in 30 days. ... A crowd in Florida sings to President Barack Obama for his upcoming 51st birthday Aug. 4. Friday, Aug. 3 Touglaoo College announces that it has acquired television station WUFXTV, Channel 35, in Jackson, which can be seen on Cable One channel 9 and Comcast channel 11. ... Kim Jong Unâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting with a Chinese delegation about building North Koreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy, is Unâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diplomatic debut as leader of his country. Saturday, Aug. 4 Several hundred Jacksonians gather outside the Convention Center in 90degree heat to kick off the start of the upcoming school year. ... Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian in the history of the games with his 22nd medal and 18th gold. Sunday, Aug. 5 The Mississippi Braves lose to the Chattanooga Lookouts 6-4. ... Usain Bolt wins the 100-meter dash at the London Olympics for the second time.

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Monday, Aug. 6 Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes holds a hearing for an ordinance to ban sagging pants. ... The Mars Science Laboratory Roverâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2.5 billion inventionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;safely touches ground on Mars.

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Tuesday, Aug. 7 Ole Miss track star Isiah Young qualifies for the finals in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 meters, and former Rebel Brittney Reese earns a spot in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-jump finals at the Olympic games in London. ... NASA releases the first color images of the Mars surface from its rover, Curiosity. Get news updates at jfpdaily.com

Jackson sits atop the Jackson Volcano and is the only capital city in the United States to have this feature. The peak of the volcano is located 2,900 feet (around 880 meters) directly below the Mississippi Coliseum.

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ome believe goodwill may have tri- any harm to anyone, he said. After that, nent housing, instead of â&#x20AC;&#x153;trying to get blood umphed when the Jackson City Coun- Quarles began obeying the law. He became from a turnip.â&#x20AC;? He said exacting a fine from cil shelved Ward 1 Councilman Quen- the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bucket Man,â&#x20AC;? always carrying a bucket people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything only creates a tin Whitwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with soap and a few rags so he could wash cars revolving door of crime. That effort needs to panhandling ordinance July 30. for money. start with church leaders, though, not the city. Seeing the Council reconA self-professed minister, Quarles sider the amendment, which added that if churches get involved, would have tripled the fine and the city would see a drastic decrease implemented longer jail sentences in crime and homelessness. for illegal panhandling, comes as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;If the churches were funcrelief to those who depend on pantioning in the communities the handling for survival. way God ordained them to, then Raymond Quarles was one the communities wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be as of those people. He lived on the bad as they are,â&#x20AC;? Quarles said at streets of Jackson for more than his new home in Vicksburg July five years, beginning in 2005 after 26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because the church leaders an accident while working on an are not in the communities dooffshore drilling rig left him with a ing what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re supposed to do in broken back. the communities, the drug crime Within a few months, his is overflowing.â&#x20AC;? wife divorced him, and his mother Raymond Quarles was arrested at least 10 times while he was Ward 6 Councilman and new living on the streets in Jackson. Now, he lives in this home in died, leaving him with the funeral Vicksburg, where he ministers at local churches. Council President Tony Yarber, an expenses. When his disability active church leader, had a similar check could no longer cover his response when asked whether it is rent, he moved from Brookhaven to Jackson During a stint in a Baton Rouge home- the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or the churchesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; responsibility to take to find a place to sleep. less shelter in 2011 and early 2012, Quarles care of the homeless. In the first few months after he arrived, was able to save up his disability money, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pecking order lies with the church police harassed Quarles every day for panhan- he found a home in Vicksburg, where he has first,â&#x20AC;? Yarber said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first call of dling. He said they arrested him at least 10 lived for about six months. the church.â&#x20AC;? timesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;twice a week for a couple of months. If the city wants to put a stop to panhanThe cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to help homeless people Things changed, though, when officers got dling, Quarles said, it needs to spend money has a serious problem, though, Yarber said. to know him and realized he did not mean to help the homeless find work and permaPANHANDLING, see page 7 JACOB FULLER

Wednesday, Aug. 1 Jackson City Council President Tony Yarber announces two new committees for city council and reassignments to existing committees. ... As mandated by the Affordable Healthcare Act, beginning today, new and renewing health-insurance plans must offer a range of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preventive-health services, including coverage of birth control, at no upfront cost.

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1. Uggs, especially from Memorial Day to Labor Day and with gym shorts 2. Ankle socks with sandals 3. Muumuus 4. Anything by Ed Hardy, including fragrance 5. Sunglasses indoors and/or on the back of your neck 6. Tweety Bird shirts, or adjectives written in glitter 7. Camo Crocs 8. Mullets (should do double time for this one) 9. Camel toe (women); squirrel-wrestling (men) 10. Church hats outside church 11. See-through leggings, jeggings, tights as pants 12. Baseball (or cowboy) hats at dinner 13. Pajamas anywhere but at the house 14. Anything Madonna wore back in the day 15. Skinny pants without a permit 16. Sheriff Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pink underpants 17. Neck tattoos 18. Pleated khakis 19. Polo horse logos bigger than the wearerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face 20. Jean shorts with heels 21. Anything with a Twilight characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face plastered on it


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The city has to empower faith-based organizations that are creatively and actively working to help those living in poverty to find ways to deal with poverty and social-justice issues. Whitwell agreed that charity is not the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I support a lot of those (charitable) efforts on an individual efforts, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the job for government. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the job for dogooders,â&#x20AC;? Whitwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I consider myself to be one, too, but not in this realm.â&#x20AC;? The proposed amendment would raise the penalties for panhandling, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;commercial solicitationâ&#x20AC;? in the city ordinance, including tripling the fine, already $1,000 for a third offense, and lengthening jail time for multiple offenses. The amendment would not redefine illegal panhandling in the city. The current ordinance sets penalties for soliciting in certain locations, between sunset and sunrise and for â&#x20AC;&#x153;aggressiveâ&#x20AC;? solicitation. Passive soliciting, such as holding a sign asking for money, in legal areas during the day is permitted by law. Yarber said Aug. 3 that the Intergovernmental Committee voted July 30 to keep the amendment in committee while council members reviewed the existing ordinance. Whitwell formerly chaired the committee, but as of Aug. 1, Ward 4 Councilman Frank Bluntson is the committee chairman. The change came as part of Yarberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rearranging of the council committees.

Whitwell is vice chairman of the committee. He said Aug. 6 that he believe Bluntson will work with him to keep the amendment moving. Since he has brought the ordinance back into the spotlight, police have begun enforcing it again, Whitwell said. As for Whitwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment to the city ordinance, Yarber said council members expressed a desire to compare the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing ordinance to panhandling ordinances in other cities. That, he said, will take time. Whitwell said Aug. 6 that he has received ordinances from Memphis and Atlanta, as well as other cities for comparison. Bluntson said last week that he has never supported fining someone for panhandling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How do you (give) a person a fine when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re begging for something to eat? So we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything but put them in the jail and feed them three meals a day. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still paying for it. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any sense,â&#x20AC;? Bluntson said. Whitwell pulled the amendment back into committee during a city council meeting July 24, after Bear Atwood, legal director of the state ACLU, and other council members raised questions of the ordinanceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitutionality. Atwood said it violated First Amendment rights of free speech. Whitwell disagreed. He said at the meeting that commercial solicitation is not free speech. Comment at www.jfp.ms. Email Jacob D. Fuller at jacob@jacksonfreepress.com.

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Jackson Teens Fight the Power Grenada. Carthage, Pass Christian and Biloxi. Seven years ago, the ACLU started receiving calls from frantic parents whose kids were being suspended and kicked out of school— and in some cases, arrested—for normal teenage behavior, Kohsin-Kintigh said. Realizing that it would be impossible to advocate individually for every child, the ACLU initiated trainings for kids and parents, and eventually convened the first Hip Hop Summit. One strategy involved teaching students to “parent up” when called into an administrator’s office, especially if law enforcement officials are present. “We’ve gone overboard,” Kohsin-Kintigh said. “Administrators have taken zero-tolerance policies to whole new level.” Through hip-hop, an art form rooted in storytelling, youth learn how to craft and disseminate their own messages. Students also developed a 10-point Student Bill of Rights (see jfp.ms/sbr) that demands have equality, respect, safety and access to information for young people. In many ways, the message from Jacksonarea youth in 2012 seems to be: “We’re fired up and not taking it no more.” Indeed, youth activism has been on full display in recent months, as a series of national and local inci-

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n a second-floor classroom at Millsaps College, instructor Jason Thompson asked a room full of teenaged boys to jot the names of their favorite rappers on large sheets of white paper that covered the tables. The group of 13- to 17-year-olds excitedly scribbled names such as Boosie, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Future, Yo Gotti and Lil Wayne. But this exercise wasn’t intended to be hip-hop’s answer to the white peoples’ Sammy Hagar vs. David Lee Roth debate. Rather, Thompson, who also goes by the MC moniker of PyInfamous, used the lists to spur a conversation about how musicians talk about women in their lyrics. (For the record, the consensus was that Wayne “dogs” women, while Rick Ross “treats them like a boss,” holding women in higher esteem than his hip-hop cohort.) The session was one of the workshops offered during the 5th Annual Mississippi Hip Hop Summit, which concluded July 22 with a march from Millsaps to the Capitol. Other workshops focused on statewide justice organizing, student journalism, relationship violence and constitutional rights. Nancy Kohsin-Kintigh, program director for the Mississippi ACLU, said the summit drew 400 young people and 200 parents, many from far-flung regions of the state such as

The ACLU’s Hip Hop Summit was just one of several Jackson-area that put youth activism in the spotlight.

dents have spurred young people to fight back. In March, hundreds of protesters, including many youths, rallied for justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-yearold young man from Sanford, Fla. Protesters carried signs that read “I am Trayvon Martin” and “No Justice, No Peace,” a chant that roared from the crowd more than once during the gathering. On Monday, Aug. 6, youth staged a protest before a public hearing took place on a proposed county-wide ordinance to ban sagging, the popular fashion of wearing pants low. David Denney, an ACLU youth advocacy

coordinator, said the law would mostly affect young African American males and “criminalizes normal behavior.” The state already spends millions of dollars to lock up kids. In 2007, Mississippi incarcerated 219 youth at a cost of $426.51 a day each, or $93,405.69 a day for all of them, according to Children’s Defense Fund America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report. That comes to more than $34 million Mississippi spent in 2007 alone to incarcerate kids. Nationwide, states spent about $5.7 billion in 2007 to imprison 64,558 youth committed to residential facilities, the report states. Aasif Muhammad, who spoke against the sag ban at a public hearing Monday, worried that the ordinance would allow law enforcement officers to treat him like a thug, despite the fact that he is an honor roll student. Nafiah Muhammad, Aasif’s sister, said clothing is a form of expression and told supervisors that people should be left alone to be who they are. “They’ll make mistakes but you’re supposed to let them make their mistakes and learn from it—and if you don’t like it, deal with it,” she said. Comment at www.jfp.ms. Contact R.L. Nave at rlnave@jacksonfreepress.com.

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Sallie Mae (the largest lender specializing in education loans) in â&#x20AC;&#x153;How America Pays for College 2012.â&#x20AC;? The proportion of students receiving scholarships is down to 35 percent. College loans make up for those deficits. In fact, student-loan debt is the only form of consumer debt that has continued to climb when other forms of consumer debt have fallen for the past four years. The total bill to Americans is now in excess of $1 trillion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critical that students understand the type of colleges and loans available. The riskiest type of student loan is a private loan, states the Project on Student Debt in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Student Debt and the Class of 2010.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No more a form of financial aid than a credit card, private student loans typically have uncapped variable interest rates that are highest for those who can least afford them,â&#x20AC;? the report states. Congress backed up that premise in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Private Student Loans,â&#x20AC;? a report based on a two-year investigation of for-profit colleges. Publicly traded companies and private-equity firms own about three-quarters of those institutions, which include Antonelli College and Virginia College in the Jackson metro area.

The scathing report states that they have made recruiting their primary function, instead of quality instruction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enrolling students, and getting their federal financial aid is the heart of the business,â&#x20AC;? summarized The New York Times just a few weeks ago. The Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Congress Blog states that Goldman Sachs owns 40 percent of Education Management Corporation, which runs online schools such as The Art Institutes with locations across the U.S. Private student loans arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t limited to for-profit schools, and students would do better with federal loans. The Project on Student Debt says that for the 2007-2008 school year, more than half of the students with private loans borrowed less than they could have in federal loans; about a quarter of them relied solely on private loans. The bottom line, based on numerous reports on the subject, is that college students will fare better financially at public or private non-profit colleges and universities with federal Stafford or PLUS loans, which are all subject to regulations and oversight. It may not be ideal, but at least students can find a modicum of comfort in know that the overall goal is quality education instead of profits to shareholders. Comment at www.jfp.ms. Email Ronni Mott at ronni@jacksonfreepress.com.

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eaded to college—or back to college —and want to take some tech with you? As there are some great tools for taking notes, studying and managing your time that can help a busy college student make the most of the experience. (And, as a bonus, if you’re still hitting up the “units” for an iPad without success, this column may help with your pitch. Good luck!) Actually, before I get to iOS products, I do want to mention the LiveScribe Smartpen (livescribe.com), as it’s really pretty darned cool. First, the “magic pen” (my name for it) makes a visual record of everything you write in the special LiveScribe notebooks: notes, drawings, outlines, etc. When synced to a computer— or, via LiveScribe Connect, you can also sync to an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch—you can view those notes on-screen, scroll through them and access the video. Another cool feature of the magic pen doesn’t even require a computer. As you’re writing, the pen can record the audio in the room, as well, so that you can, for instance, record lectures or meetings while you’re taking notes. The best part is, you can return immediately to a given portion of a lecture or meeting by tapping the notes you were taking at the time. If you write down “important point about ballistics functions” around the same time your professor said something you need to remember, you can tap that note, back up a few seconds, and you’ve got exactly what was said. Livescribe even has something called a Pencast, which makes it possible for you “relive” a lecture by playing the audio and showing the notes being taken at the same time. For a cram session or for sharing notes with others who missed a class, it might be a great study solution. Meanwhile, back to the iPad; if you have one, a few key apps can really improve the college-attending experience. (Of course, some of these are great on iPhone.) Here’s a quick round-up: • Evernote (evernote.com) It’s free, at least until you need a ton of storage, and Evernote is great

The Kno iPad app offers digital textbooks, with on-screen annotation, highlighting and handy features to help you study.

to it in the cloud. You can even take photos in the library of key book pages, if necessary, all ready for quick access for your research needs later. And, of course, your Everstore archives typed notes and drawings. • Workflowy (workflowy.com). Absolutely my number-one recommended killer selfmanagement tool. Easily create outlines, hierarchical lists, brainstorm ideas and topics, jot quick notes. It’s not the only tool you’ll use to get things done, but it’s absolutely fabulous for helping you remember items in a pinch. • Wikipanion (wikipanion.net). Offers quick access to Wikipedia using a special app instead of Safari. With the paid version you can track the articles you’ve been reading and store them offline for access later. • Notabilty (gingerlabs.com/cont/notability. php). Import PDFs and highlight or annotate them on the screen, draw notes on the screen, type new text, and sync it all on DropBox. It’ll

even record while you’re taking notes, enabling you to manage all of your class-attending needs from one app. • Kno (kno.com) enables you to download textbooks to your iPad, take notes in the Journal (clipping text and images), bookmark special sections, add virtual sticky notes and generally manage your books digitally, even creating flashcards automatically from the terms in the book for studying. The textbooks are still pretty expensive, but you’ll see some savings compared to buying new dead-tree versions. (Coursesmart, a competitor, offers “rental” textbooks and a number of free apps; the reviews aren’t as glowing, but you might find the textbook you need at a good price.) • iStudiez Pro (istudentpro.com). Yes, you could use any of the popular to-do or taskmanagement apps for managing your class and study schedule, but iStudiez may be tempting because it does it all: class schedules, assignment tracking, grade and GPA tracking, plus a schedule planner for studying, extra curricular activities and relaxation. iStudiez offers its own cloudsync service, giving you a familiar interface on your iPad and in a browser window. If you are new to using the iPad to create (rather than just consume) content, you might not realize what a boost it is to have an external keyboard. Cases abound that include a keyboard, although I find that I do great by simply packing an Apple Wireless keyboard (the small one) in my bag along with my iPad. You can get the Origami Workstation (incase.com) to pack the keyboard and display the iPad when in use. The ClamCase (clamcase.com) is interesting: It’s not cheap at $149, but it essentially turns your iPad into pretty well-protected little netbook, and of course, you can pop it out for reading and carrying around. And, if you don’t have an iPad yet, but this stuff looks too awesome to pass up, Apple is offering a $50 App Store credit for any new iPad 3 purchase, including at educational pricing. See apple.com/education/store for details. Todd Stauffer is publisher of the Jackson Free Press. Email him at todd@jacksonfreepress.com.


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he Rev. Jesse Jackson came to town this week and promptly took Hinds County Supervisor Kenny Stokes to task for his campaign against saggypants. If Stokes and other leaders don’t focus on what’s actually important in children’s lives, “people will be arguing about sagging pants, and not sagging (access to) computers. Sagging pants, not sagging salaries,” Jackson said. For reasons unclear to us, Stokes is putting remarkable energy into the unconstitutional regulation of young people’s clothing. Meantime, the ward he and his wife, Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes, represent is in serious trouble. Significantly, it loses too many of its smart young people as soon as they get old enough to get the heck out of Dodge. They either move for college and never return, or they go to other parts of the metro. We don’t place all the blame on the Stokes’ front porch, but we do call on them to form alliances that will help the ward, not waste people’s time on an effort sure to fail in the courts and, as Jackson said, takes the attention off the greater needs of Jackson’s challenged families. Smart young people aren’t going to stay in communities whose leaders think that criminalizing clothing—or, for that matter, attacking duplexes with sledgehammers, which Stokes condoned—is going to lift the quality of life. Stopping brain drain will. A 1991 study by University of Illinois sociologist Jonathan Crane found that neighborhoods need “high status” professional residents to keep young people on the right track. When that group drops below 5 percent, teen pregnancy and dropout rates explode. We call on Mr. and Mrs. Stokes to lead an effort to get successful young professionals to stay in or move to Ward 3. They can start by stopping silly fashion-police initiatives.

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n economics, a bubble is something that trades at prices far beyond its intrinsic value. Fasten your seat belt: the next bubble may be higher education. The $1 trillion of student debt is clearly a bubble—one that could wreak as much havoc as the housing bubble. Forprofit colleges are a bubble; in fact, even greed-satiated Wall Street has figured that out, sending the stocks of these so-called schools plummeting. Big-time college athletics is a bubble, and the Penn State disgrace is awakening the public to it. But there is an even bigger question: Is higher education itself a bubble? “Research is now challenging the economic value of a college degree,” says New Jersey–based economist A. Gary Shilling. While college grads still do much better economically than those who only make it through high school, today’s high tuition and excessive debt, combined with lost wages while attending school, make a degree less desirable, he says. In short, the notions we have long held dear are looking like a bubble that is being pierced. “Going to college does not make one smart and ready for a good, well-paying job,” says Shilling. There is a statistical relationship between going to college and financial success, but there is not a causal relationship. “Bright people would be successful without college,” as in the old days. Four years ago, 81 percent of adults thought a college degree was a good investment. That has dropped to 57 percent, according to Rasmussen Reports. Let’s take these bubbles one by one. Credit card, mortgage, and home-equity debt dropped sharply in the past four years, but student debt continued to balloon. Now the average student who graduates with a student loan has a debt load of $23,000 to $27,000. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and United States Department of Education recently released a report criticizing lax loan standards by private lend12 ers. “As the industry rapidly grew, the quality of the loans de-

clined,” says an official of the bureau. He sees “big parallels to the housing market.” The biggest offender is the for-profit college sector, which accounts for 12 percent of students but 46 percent of loan defaults. These companies get 85 percent or more of their revenue from federal loans and grants to students. But the education quality is often dismal, the dropout rate stunningly high, and the costs excessive. Stock of San Diego’s Bridgepoint Education lost most of its value after one accreditation group thumbed it down and another issued a warning. Without accreditation, the company is doomed. The stock was as high as $27.26 this past year. Last week, it was trading at $8.41. College athletics is a colossal bubble. Penn State’s coverup of a coach’s pedophilia makes the point. Preserving the university’s football reputation was more important than stopping the sexual violation of young boys. In 2010, the university had $72.7 million in football revenues and netted $53.2 million. But the National Collegiate Athletic Association says that 43 percent of 120 major schools lose money on football. Penn State will likely become one of the money losers. There are other examples. Football coaches often earn more than university presidents. In 2010, Brady Hoke of the University of San Diego got $675,000 as a football coach. The next year he signed a six-year contract that could bring him $3 million a year at the University of Michigan. The new president of San Diego State will make $400,000. Conservative columnist George Will, although an athletics nut, says that when sports is grafted onto education, there is a “bubble of entitlements” and eventually “moral derangement.” Some say universities should spin off football and bas-

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ketball into separate entities; the teams might be affiliated with the university, but players would be relieved of the burden of attending class. For-profit colleges have dismal dropout rates, but public institutions aren’t doing so hot, either. In 2008–2009, a stunning 84 percent of Bridgepoint students in a two-year program dropped out before completing the first year, and 63 percent of those seeking four-year degrees left within a year. Shilling quotes data that 65 percent of those who start community college haven’t earned a degree six years later. The same is true of 56 percent of those enrolling in four-year schools. Says Shilling, “Only 49 percent of graduates from the classes of 2009 to 2011 found jobs within their first year out of school, compared with 73 percent who graduated three years earlier.” Inflation-adjusted wages for male college grads 23 to 29 dropped 11 percent in the last decade to $21.68 an hour. Women were down 7.6 percent to $18.80. High tuition and board, and staggering interest costs, make a college education less valuable, says Shilling. College Board data shows that a student entering college in 2010 at age 18, and piling up debt, takes until age 33 to break even. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that there is demand for engineering, business, accounting, and computer science graduates but little for social sciences, humanities, and education grads. Shilling laments the “dumbing down” of college curricula —a result of pressures to open universities to more students. He believes that high school students with high IQs, grades, and test scores should be encouraged to go to four-year colleges, while those in the middle should be directed to community colleges. Those doing well there may go on to four-year schools, and others should be directed to vocational training. Thus, the bubble might slowly deflate, instead of bursting with a sis … boom … bah! This piece originally appeared in the San Diego Reader. Comment at www.jfp.ms.

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magine a picture of 25 bodies of African descent sprawled lifeless across the ground with their faces hidden. Their clothes are worn and torn, and behind them is an eroding, paint-chipped building. In the middle of this picture is a man carefully trying to step over the bodies; his hands are in the air to help him balance as he desperately tries to make his way through the awful consequences of what appears to be a massacre. Not horrified yet? At the bottom of this picture in bold, white letters appears: “Excuse me … pardon me … excuse me…” This is a prime example of an image macro, a picture with overlaid text often pointing out characteristics of the depicted character or ideal displayed in the picture. I stumbled upon this image as I scrolled through my Facebook news feed a few weeks ago. Seeing these types of image macros on social networking sites is common, and websites such as reddit.com and 4chan.org cater to people who create and share image macros and memes. By definition, a meme is an idea, behavior, style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. They can be shared rapidly through the Internet—causing the memes to “go viral.” In turn, countless people form new ideas about that meme and the culture it stemmed from. Often when joke image macros go viral, they become memes. Viewing image macros like the one I described, can make people desensitized to what the picture is displaying which, in this case, is a massacre. In other cases, it can perpetuate stereotypes of races, women, religions—the list goes on, and none of these people or groups can defend how they are being displayed. All too often, image macros and memes are humorous only at the expense of another person or group of people. This is a call to hold humor to a higher standard. If a joke can’t be made without it being at the expense of another person or group, how will we ever resolve our differences and become a more unified human culture? Image macros and memes may not aim to cause divisions between groups of people, but some of the images highlight concepts that are inherent and enduring cultural differences between groups. Pointing out the faults of another group of people does nothing but make the person viewing feel more powerful and “right” for not being a part of the culture or group at the butt of the joke. Another image macro to imagine: a photograph of a young, voluptuous woman. She’s all dolled up with her hair and make-up styled perfectly, wearing a low-cut blouse. At the top of the picture in bold letters it says, “That awkward moment when …” In the middle of

the picture, just above the young woman’s chest it says, “when,” and at the bottom of the picture it just says, “damn.” The phrase, “that awkward moment when …” is used in a lot of memes; the phrase and images became popular through rapid digital sharing. There are plenty of innocuous ones: a picture of a person with their fly unzipped and the phrase, “that awkward moment when … you forget to examine your zipper.” However, the woman in a low-cut blouse is reduced to having nothing of interest or worth but her body. In reality, she has hopes, dreams and thoughts. And she’s probably never seen herself displayed in this image macro. We must recognize our privilege when sharing and viewing these types of images. Some of us are fortunate enough to own a computer and have Internet access. Even if we do something as simple as “liking” a picture on Facebook of a discriminatory image macro, we are perpetuating a stereotype, continuing to belittle those unlike ourselves, and reducing human beings to nothing but what the image and bold, white letters makes of them. When a friend of mine confronted the person who posted the two above described image macros on Facebook, he quickly responded, “It’s for the LOLZ,” and continued to post more degrading images. That phrase, a meme-ified version of the Web classic LOL (laughing out loud), shows that, to him and to whoever actually constructed the images, it’s all just a joke. Our culture, and especially our youth culture, is unaware of the consequences of these images. A joke is funny when it doesn’t hurt you personally, but what about the people that it does hurt? Image macros that stereotype those of Asian descent as overly studious or label African Americans as “ghetto” perpetuate the oppression of those groups. Images are too easily available for viewing by too many for them not to have consequences. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t find some memes and images hilarious. I’ve looked through thousands of them throughout the past few years. But, needless to say, I do not LOL upon viewing image macros and memes that reduce women as only valuable in the bed or the kitchen, or images macros and memes that make light of genocide. These images degrade and attempt to homogenize our beautifully diverse cultures; and, come on, there are just some things that are never funny. Intern Allie Jordan is a senior communications studies major at Millsaps College who loves Wilco, photography and travelling. She denies her brick city hometown and strictly identifies herself as a Jacksonian.

CORRECTION: In “Inside the Abortion Clinic Battle” (Vol. 1 No. 47), reporter R.L. Nave misreportedthat RU-486 is “otherwise known as the morning after pill.” RU-486 is an abortifacient drug. Plan B is the “morning-after pill” used to prevent pregnancy. CLARIFICATION: In “Why Are Our Kids Last?” (Vol. 10 No. 47), reporter R.L. Nave attributed the following information to Mississippi Economic Policy Center Executive Director Ed Sivak: Because Medicaid comprises 16 percent of revenue for hospitals around the state, growing the program could represent an economic boon to Mississippi. To clarify, Sivak said growing Medicaid would help the state’s economy, but did not provide the percentage of hospital revenue from Medicaid. The Mississippi Hospital Association provided that data for a previous story. The Jackson Free Press apologizes for the errors.

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f you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heard it yet, you will: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is nothing to do around here. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to move somewhere else.â&#x20AC;? That is complete nonsense. Why would you listen to me? Well, I am the antithesis of brain drain. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave Jackson never to return; I left Jackson only to realize how awesome it really is despite the fact I lived in â&#x20AC;&#x153;destinationâ&#x20AC;? places. I went to college in New York and got my masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in London, England. So, why do I want to move back to Jackson after living in places that are supposedly so much better? For me, the answer to that question canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be condensed to a list of where to eat or party (which Jackpedia and the Best of Jackson already do anyway) because the essence of Jackson is so much more than just places. First, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk people. There is no doubt about it: Jacksonians are some of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world. You can start up a conversation anywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;elevator, bench, bar, churchâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and at any time, day or night, and people will talk to you. But they do more: They listen to you and your story. People here are just nicer. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe me, try this test in London and Jackson and compare the results: Walk up to a random stranger and ask for help. At this point you might say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the people are great, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change the fact that Jackson is boring.â&#x20AC;? That is hog-

Some people might think Jackson is boring, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wrong.

wash! Sure, technically there are more â&#x20AC;&#x153;thingsâ&#x20AC;? to do in other cities, but the capital city has plenty of places to go and events to attend to keep you entertained. Boredom in Jackson is an attitude, not a reality. Period. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say you agree with me so far about great people in Jackson and more than enough cool things to see and do, but now you start wondering about jobs and money. You think, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other cities have more openings for jobs, and they pay better.â&#x20AC;? Those statements are not necessarily true.

One of the traits that makes Jackson awesome is also one reason people assume Jackson is boring. This city has much room for development. People with negative attitudes might spin and call Jackson underdeveloped. I ascribe to a different belief; I call it opportunity. Young people in Jackson with big dreams, unwavering determination and a strong work ethic can effect positive change. In Jackson, you can make your mark. It is much harder to do that in other cities. Yes, jobs in other cities might pay better, but the cities also have a higher cost of living. Take another look at highpaying jobs in places like L.A. or Chicago. You might actually be making less money thereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;thanks to expensive facets of life like commuting, competitive rents and cost of utilitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;than if you were living and working in Jackson in a similar position. I am in no way discouraging new experiences. I lived outside my hometown for five years, and I think I am better for it. My point is that life in Jackson is vibrant and full of potential. I am excited to be a part of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renaissance and even more thrilled to be part of it with you. To get started, use this JFP intern-generated guide to the city and visit jackpedia.com. Intern Matt Bolian is a full-time redhead, Christian, husband, property developer (blackwhitedevelopment.com) and Army officer who loves ultimate frisbee, tacos and dreaming BIG.

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(3DVFDJRXOD6W PXVOLPPXVHXPRUJ Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and only Islamic history museum, the International Museum of Muslim Cultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to educate the public about the contributions Muslims make to the world and also to highlight Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse culture.

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/DNHODQG7HUUDFH HVIZHEFRP ESFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college-planning centers are friendly environments where students and parents can come to learn more about what it takes to get in and pay for college. Counselors are available to assist with ACT and SAT preparation, resumĂŠ building, career exploration, college selection and scholarship searches.

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dren through the use of family intervention, parent support, reading instruction, an off-site residential summer camp, a neighborhood health clinic, aroundthe-clock crime prevention and after-school care.

HCHRA is a part of a state and national coalition of community-action agencies, whose goals are to eradicate poverty in local communities. HCHRA serves eligible disadvantaged residents of Hinds County through programs and services that foster economic empowerment and self-reliance.

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PVUDLQERZDOOLDQFHFRP Mississippi Rainbow Allianceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to provide education on issues that affect the gay community, to work with other regional organizations, to promote advocacy on important matters and to provide a place where people can support and encourage each other. /XFNQH\5RDG%UDQGRQ PXVWDUGVHHGLQFFRP Mustard Seed is a Christian-based community home for developmentally challenged adults, all of whom are unable to live independently due to developmental disabilities. The institution boasts a gift shop where residents sell ceramics and artwork.

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he transition from high school and living at home to a college environment and living on campus can be difficult. Here are 15 tips from students who have been there and done that.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t befriend everyone!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Alvin L. Ward II, Delta State University graduate student

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fall into debt. Manage your loans, refund check, money from parents, etc., wisely so you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regret it later.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Portsha Franklin, Bethune Cookman University alumna

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the on-campus clinic where you can get free health care and a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excuse for class.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Megan Elizabeth Moore, Mississippi Delta Community College sophomore

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to be yourself. Get involved!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Samuel Martineau, Southern Utah University alumnus

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try lots of new things, because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re capable of.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sara Sacks, Millsaps College junior

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I learned not to skip classes unless necessary and to go to

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Network with upperclassmen to see if they have the books you need.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Christopher Lockhart, Mississippi State University graduate student

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strangers make the best roommates, and be friends before you date!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rebecca McCracking, Delta State University alumna â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take classes that really count toward your major; study at least two hours a day and do assignments ahead of time.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Corderro Roberts, University of Mississippi senior

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overwhelm yourself by taking too many hard classes. Give yourself a semester to adjust.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Qwynton Evans, University of Southern Mississippi senior

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remain focused, and try not to let social activities distract you from your studies.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Otisha Paige, Louisiana State University graduate student

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unsure of what you want to study, ask yourself, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what do I really want to do?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just choose something.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sam Suttle, Belhaven University senior

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and exercise is a great stress reliever.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Marissa Humphrey, Mississippi State University alumna

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Responsibility before recreation. Learn how to manage your business and time before the fun starts.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gary Burks, Jackson State University senior

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;No 8 a.m. classes!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Chas Walker, William Carey University senior

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*&0).4%2.37(!4$/9/5,)+%-/34!"/54*!#+3/. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small enough to not be overwhelming, but big enough to have every food, store and activity I need.â&#x20AC;? Ceili Hale

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like all of the different attractions, especially the Natural Science Museum and Mynelle Gardens.â&#x20AC;? Vergie Redmond

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of diverse people in Jackson of all races, religion, background and experience.â&#x20AC;? Elyane Alexander

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bustling art scene. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a marvel that the city the size of Jackson can support a full-time symphony orchestra.â&#x20AC;? Adria Walker

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like that it is so easy to become politically and socially involved. All you have to do is show up at Koinonia and start talking to someone there.â&#x20AC;? Piko Ewoodzie

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like Jackson is one of the best examples of urban and rural living working together. If I want to be out and living the city life, I can, but I can easily get lost if I feel like it.â&#x20AC;? Aaron Cooper

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,QWHUVWDWH16XLWH OHPXULDERRNVFRP Lemuria is a local bookstore that has been around since 1975 and at its current location in Banner Hall since 1988. Lemuria offers numerous rare first editions and autographed books for sale and hosts literary events such as author-readings.

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16WDWH6W ISFMDFNVRQRUJ Located inside First Presbyterian Church, the bookstore provides 700 titles that promote spiritual growth.

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18QLRQ6W&DQWRQ XQLRQVWUHHWERRNVFRP Located on the square in Canton, Union Street Books stocks used and new books at reasonable prices. Most used books are hardcover. Most new releases are discounted 20 percent.

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arissa Simms, 23, envisioned a store where she and her peers could don the latest fashion trends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been a lover of fashion,â&#x20AC;? says Simms, now the CEO of Royal Bleau boutique. When

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2OG)DQQLQ5RDG6XLWH%%UDQGRQ  The Herb Shop offers Wiccan herbs, natural herbs, Chinese herbs, cooking herbs and Gaia herbs.

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Young Boutique Owner Spots Trends

Marissa Simms sells the latest fashions at her boutique, Royal Bleau.

on its website. It is always looking for new product ideas.

she was a senior mass-communications major at Jackson State University, Simms wanted to open a consignment store. When faced with the opportunity, Simms chose the more professional platform of a boutique instead. Initially, Royal Bleau merchandise targeted college students. After opening her doors in February, though, Simms realized she had a larger market than she first thought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cater to everybody: alumni, students and the community,â&#x20AC;? she says. The boutique sells the latest trends, Greek apparel and JSU apparel. Simms recently launched â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marissaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closet,â&#x20AC;? a small consignment section in the rear of the store, and she plans to offer more contemporary wear for working women. The boutique sits right across from the JSU student center in a newly constructed building. Simms loves the convenience of her location but thought it was unattainable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farfetched for me to get

6SULQJULGJH5RDG6XLWH'&OLQWRQ  WKHVHVDPHVHHGFRP The Sesame Seed offers natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-packaged grocery and cosmetic brands.

by Christianna Jackson this type of real estate as a startup business owner,â&#x20AC;? she says. Simms attributes much of her success to her mother, Camille Simms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the CEO, then sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the CFO,â&#x20AC;? Marissa Simms says. Her mother, who is also a JSU alumnus, is often at the store when Simms is unavailable. The store owner really anticipates the upcoming school year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are doing some remodeling before the fall,â&#x20AC;? she says. Simms also plans to have a big back-to-school fashion show with a surprise celebrity guest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like predicting whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next and the idea that people express themselves through fashion,â&#x20AC;? Simms says. Royal Bleau Boutique (1100 J.R. Lynch St., Suite 8, 601-321-9564) is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Back to School Fashion Show is Aug. 10 at Dreamz Jackson (426 W. Capitol St., 601-979-3994).

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Mississippi Craft Show August 25 & 26 Mississippi Trade Mart

This show is 100% Mississippi handmade. With a mix of veteran and first time exhibitors. Madison Ark will be on site during the show managing an adoption drive with dogs and cats in need of a forever home. Many of the artists will be conducting demonstrations of their crafts in their booths during the show. We will also have door prizes.

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 9am - 7pm Sunday, August 26th, 2012 11am - 4pm Mississippi Trade Mart State Fairgrounds High Street, Jackson, Mississippi General Admission - $5 donation Children Under 12 Free For more information visit www.mscraftshow.com

Benefits Madison Ark www.madisonark.org

Host an Exchange Student Today ! (for 3, 5 or 10 months) Make a lifelong friend from abroad.

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[shop] 0RQURH6W This is the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-stop shop for specialized fine art supplies in Jackson. Visit the custom framing shop for framing, mounting and shrinkwrapping your work.

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,QWHUVWDWH1 GHYLOOHFDPHUDDQGYLGHRFRP Deville Camera develops film, prints from digital cameras and enlarges pictures. It also has photography supplies, cameras, video cameras and all the accessories.

:-DFNVRQ6W6XLWH%5LGJHODQG  NLQNDGHVIFFRP Kinkadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers classic menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing with a luxurious shopping experience.

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,QWHUVWDWH16XLWH EXIIDORSHDNQHW Buffalo Peak doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t simply offer a huge selection of outdoor adventure gear and supplies. Camping, kayaking, skiing or backpacking, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find the clothes you need for it here.

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0DFNHQ]LH/DQH)ORZRRG CT off Lakeland Drive has the hottest clothing for men.

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2OG&DQWRQ5RDG6XLWH JUHDWVFRWWQHW For gentlemen who appreciate exceptional attention to detail, impeccably tailored clothing and an atmosphere of collegiality, Great Scott is a delightful discovery.

&RORQ\&URVVLQJ6XLWH0DGLVRQ  IURFNIDVKLRQVFRP At Frock Fashions youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find affordable and stylish clothes that are a â&#x20AC;&#x153;little bit retro, yet fashion forward.â&#x20AC;?

The best training, the best contacts, the best internship.

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5LGJH:D\)ORZRRG Juicy Drama is constantly getting new, stylish inventory and has the latest in dresses, tops and denim.

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5LGJHZRRG5RDG6XLWH&  VDQDDJDOOHULHVFRP Sanaa offers original African American art, handmade jewelry, custom framing and more.

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,QWHUVWDWH6XLWH High Cotton offers contemporary womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, shoes and accessories.

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,QWHUVWDWH16XLWH )DVKLRQSRVWM[QFRP The Fashion Post is a ladies boutique that specializes in clothing for women of all ages.

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ion and service to both men and women. Red Square carries an extensive collection of premium denim, and new styles arrive weekly.

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,QWHUVWDWH1 WKHURJXHFRP The Rogue is centered around the professional man with sharp and stylish fashions. Shop for suits, shoes, outerwear and accessories.

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16WDWH6W)/,3 Owner Ron Chane offers fresh, hip designs in shoes, skateboards and T-shirts. Be sure to check out the series of shirts featuring Jackson, Pearl, Oxford and Starkville.

(&DSLWRO6W Lamiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has been specializing in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s formal wear for more than 25 years. Lamiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a wide variety of dresses.

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+LJKODQG&RORQ\3DUNZD\6XLWH 5LGJHODQG OLEE\VWRU\FRP Libby Story is more about an experience than about the latest trend. It features one-of-a-kind recycled and vintage clothing, accessories and housewares as well as the most up-to-date and stylish clothing.

august 8 - 14

wed | august 8 Jesse â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guitarâ&#x20AC;&#x153; Smith 5:30-9:30p thu | august 9 Shawn, Richard & Kenny 5:30-9:30p fri | august 10 Jesse Smith Band 6:30-10:30p sat | august 11 Triple Threat 6:30-10:30p

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0DUNHW6W)ORZRRG This hip and trendy store carries unique clothing and the latest styles. Brands include Free People, Citizens of Humanity, William Rast, PRVCY, Tarina Tarantino, Waxing Poetic and more.

Summer music series at the cedars

sun | august 12 Chris Gill 4:00 - 8:00p mon | august 13 Karaoke tue | august 14 Jesse â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guitarâ&#x20AC;? Smith 5:30-9:30p 1060 E County Line Rd. in Ridgeland Open Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight | 601-899-0038

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&RORQ\&URVVLQJ6XLWH0DGLVRQ  Pakaleas offers popular womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing lines such as Free People, Southern Belle Tees and InterLud.

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'RJZRRG%OYG)ORZRRG +LJKODQG&RORQ\3DUNZD\6XLWH 5LGJHODQG SLQNERPEVKHOOFRP Pink Bombshell was fashioned after Los Angeles boutiques to bring affordable, trendy fashion to Mississippi. It has a philosophy of mixing high-enddesigner-wear with trendy cutting-edge pieces.

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16WDWH6W SRVKERXWLTXHVWRUHQY\FRP This boutique meets all your needs for clothes that are stylish, fun and posh.

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16WDWH6W Treehouse boutique is fashionable and chic. Situated in a cute little house in Fondren, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a local favorite for years.

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0DLQ6W6XLWH)0DGLVRQ VKRSYLOODJHERXWLTXHFRP Shop Village Boutique for unique dresses, trendy tops, fabulous shoes, designer denim, handbags, totes, accessories and more. Whether you are going out for dinner or looking for the perfect party dress, the unique styles at Village Boutique are simple, sleek and perfect for all occasions.

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,QWHUVWDWH16XLWH Inside-Out offers luxuries for the home and garden. Find fine soaps and candles, original McCarty Pottery, jewelry from a variety of artists, paintings by Louise Waters and a variety of distinctive gifts for any occasion.

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6/DPDU6W VWRUHPVPXVHXPDUWRUJ Many items highlight the works seen throughout the museum, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also find a wide variety of gifts and books that relate to art and creativity in general, plus ceramics, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys and jewelry.

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2OG&DQWRQ5RDG Located in Fondren Village, The Paper Place has any kind of stationary and every kind of invitation as well as small home accessories.

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(*RYHUQPHQW6W%UDQGRQ Forget Me Nots offers a wide array of low-priced art, linens, shoes, clothes and accessories. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to check out the deals in the Last Chance Room.

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0LWFKHOO$YH An amazing, affordable vintage-clothing consignment store, The Orange Peel is in the heart of Fondren. The selection is remarkable, with clothes and shoes in a wide variety of sizes.

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(&RXQW\/LQH5RDG6XLWH'5LGJHODQG  SODWRVFORVHWFRP At Platoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closet youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a huge selection of trendy, designer styles as well as those basics you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live withoutâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all at up to 70 percent off mall retail prices.

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+LJKZD\5LGJHODQG UHSHDWVWUHHWQHW Repeat Street has 9,000 square feet of apparel, furniture and home decor. Styles range from mid-century antiques and vintage to contemporary items. More than 3,000 unique items are added to the sales floor every week.

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The love child of the Good Samaritan Center, Neat Used Things for Sale is a warehouse with everything from glass dishware for a dollar to blue satin head bows for 50 cents. With clothing for men, women and children, N.U.T.S. has all facets of the clothing spectrum. You might even find some red sequin shoes. With its new location in Fondren, N.U.T.S. is sure to be a fashion and shopping mainstay in the metro area.

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3UHVWR/DQH The clothing mecca of the metro, The Salvation Army is jam-packed with vintage pants suits, skirts and extra-large sweaters to fit all of your hip needs. It also has great couches and candle holders.

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Christianna Jackson â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite place to go would have to be between Cups in Fondren or Books-A-Million.â&#x20AC;?

Vergie Redmond â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to go to Suite 106 on the weekends, especially for poetry night.â&#x20AC;?

Piko Ewoodzie â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to be in the communities interacting with the people.â&#x20AC;?

Darnell Jackson â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love to go to E&Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ.â&#x20AC;?

Whitney Menogan â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like going to the Midtown Arts District and Wraps.â&#x20AC;?

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5LFH5RDG PVFUDIWVRUJ The Craft Center offers a variety of creative classes such as pottery and quilt-making. In the store, you can find work members of the Mississippi Craftsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild handcrafted.

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16WDWH6W Roz Roy Studio holds private painting lessons with children and adults.

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'XOLQJ$YH Salsa Mississippi offers free dance lessons each Saturday followed by a party that costs $10, $5 with a student ID. It also holds frequent themed dance workshops.

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:&RXQW\/LQH5RDGRU  WRXJDORRHGXDUWFRORQ\ A week-long course each year; the colony offers classes in print-making, painting, clay and other mediums. Continuing education credits are available.

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performances. Come to hear R&B and hip-hop while enjoying a drink or two.

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1RUWKYLHZ'ULYH Bottoms Up, Jack and Jillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sultry LGBT-oriented surrogate, features a full bar, karaoke and the occasional foam party.

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5LGJHZRRG5RDG GUDIWIUHDNFRP The Bulldog serves more than 130 beers and has 62 taps. Try some red beans and rice, rice bowl, dragon stout chicken or a rib-eye. Yes, they have wine, too.

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2OG&DQWRQ5RDG5LGJHODQG Restaurant by day, bar by night, Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has drink specials and karaoke every Thursday night. Happy hours are 4-7 p.m. with daily specials.

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2OG6TXDUH5RDG Winner of various JFP readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice awards, Cherokee Inn is a restaurant and bar with a jukebox and video games in the back.

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1&RQJUHVV6W With a New Orleansâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;themed menu, night time appetizers and a neighborhood bar atmosphere, Congress Street Bar and Grill is a spot to go to for a taste of the Big Easy.

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feature live music in the back room with a cover charge, and it has free karaoke Wednesday-Saturday.

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66WDWH6W PDUWLQVORXQJHQHW Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge has long been a bit schizophrenic. At night, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a music and drinking bar with karaoke on Tuesdays. By day, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a popular restaurant for downtown workers.

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/DNH+DUERXU'ULYH5LGJHODQG McBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant has been serving its classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;wineburgerâ&#x20AC;? for more than two decades. It features great live music every Friday and Saturday night.

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/DNHODQG'ULYH)ORZRRG Mississippi Legends has a sports-themed atmosphere with interactive touch-screen systems for each table. It has a full-service bar and a friendly staff.

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6*DOODWLQ6W Popâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has a country house band on Fridays and Saturdays.

+LJKZD\6XLWH$ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Inkâ&#x20AC;? and the crew specialize in tattoos of all kinds.

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0LOOVDSV$YH This new venue has poetry and live music or a DJ almost every night. 5LGJHZRRG5RDG This urban club, formerly the Electric Cowboy, has won several Best of Jackson awards.

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:LOPLQJWRQ6W This is one of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier urban hang outs. 2OG&DQWRQ5RDG Their claim to fame is â&#x20AC;&#x153;your neighborhood fun spot!â&#x20AC;? Come to watch good bands and have cold beverages.

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63UHVLGHQW6W Blues, jazz and bluegrass music are all at Underground 119. The menu is New Orleans-style, and entertainment starts at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Thursday and at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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With a line out the door stretching into the parking lot upon arrival, one may think the party The Spot will be over by the time they enter The Spot. Formerly the Electric Cowboy, The Spot is the home of College Night Thursday night. Two bars, pool tables, a V.I.P. room, a raised stage almost to the ceiling and a mass of partygoers older than 18 set the scene in this Jackson hot spot any Thursday. Often host to platinum-selling hip-hop

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On a latenight drive down Mill Street any weekend, you will find bumper-tobumper traffic, parked cars lining Freelonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the streets, food trucks and droves of young people headed to one of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier urban party spots, Freelonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Groove. Known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Big Clubâ&#x20AC;? and located in Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Farish Street District, Freelonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the place for young adults (over 21) to enjoy themselves any Saturday.

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acksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s urban and hip-hop nightlife is thriving all around town any given weekend. Here are just a few of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hot spots to try.

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,QWHUVWDWH1 KXJKMDVRQWKRPDVEORJVSRWFRP Jason Thomas, former owner of popular downtown tattoo parlor The Ink Spot, has returned to Jackson after a brief stint in Little Rock, Ark.

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/DNHODQG'ULYH)ORZRRG PXJVKRWVJULOODQGEDUFRP Mugshots has served Mississippi since 2004. From pasta to burgers, beer and music, Mugshots has it. *HRUJH6W Commonly referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;George Street,â&#x20AC;? this bar is one of the hippest spots in Jackson.

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32%R[5LGJHODQG FHQWHUSOD\HUVQHW The Center Players provide affordable entertainment and act as a catalyst for community involvement, inspiration and support.

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&RQWDFW'DQLHO-RKQVRQ RPBSHDFH\RX#KRWPDLOFRP The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere improvisation group, the Improv Alliance is dedicated to creating art through improvisation only.

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32%R[ PVSXSSHWU\FRP An excellent diversion for children, the Guildâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Puppet Arts Theatre tours Mississippi and other southern states, performing musicals and fairy tales.

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(3DVFDJRXOD6W MDFNVRQPVJRYYLVLWRUVWKDOLDPDUD Thalia Mara Hall hosts local, national and international theatrical, dance and musical productions, including the International Ballet Competition and the Kessler Broadway Series.

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Jackson Medical Mall executive director Primus Wheeler speaks during the Jackson 2000 luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). $12, $10 members; email bevelyn_branch@att.net to RSVP. … Bryant Boswell of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association speaks during History Is Lunch at noon at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Free; call 601-576-6998. … At R.G. Bolden/Anne BellMoore Library (1444 Wiggins Road) from 3:30-5:30 p.m., author E.V. Adams signs copies of “Nikki Darling” (book $15), and authors Darlene Collier and Meredith McGee sign copies of “Married to Sin” (book $12.62). Call 601922-6076. … Big K.R.I.T., Kamikaze and more perform at 7 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s. $20-$22; lostlegendent.com.

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The Storytellers Ball Juried Exhibition at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.) hangs through Aug. 31. Exhibitors include Sharon McConnell Dickerson, Sandra Murchison, Ken Murphy and H.C. Porter. Free; call 601-960-1557, ext. 224. … The Southern Crossroads Music and Tamale Festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.); continues Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Performers include WAR, Bobby Rush and the Bluz Boys. $18 in advance, $20 at the door; call 601353-0603 or 800-745-3000; tamalefest.com. … The artist reception for the “Faces of Science” exhibit at Gallery 1 (One University Place, 1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4) is from 6-10 p.m. The show hangs through Aug. 25. Free; call 601960-9250. … The comedy play “Lend Me A Tenor” debuts at 7:30 p.m. at Actor’s Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl) and runs through Aug. 19. $15, $10 seniors and students; call 601-664-0930; actorsplayhouse.net. … Flowtribe plays at Martin’s. … Mississippi Shakedown performs at Ole Tavern. … The Dylan Moss Project plays at Reed Pierce’s.

SATURDAY 8/11

Back to “Zool” at the Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.) is at 9 a.m. and includes children’s activities, and a visit from Dora the Explorer and Ty Lyricz. Free with paid admission ($10, $6.75 ages 2-12, children under 2 and members free); call 601-352-2580. … Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights is at 5:30 p.m. at Carlisle Street and Kenwood Place behind McDade’s in Belhaven. Performers include Grits & Soul, Jesse Robinson, Furrows, Taylor Hildebrand, Rhonda Richmond and the Jackson Irish Dancers; full lineup at greaterbelhaven.com. $5, $1 ages 12 and under; call 601-352-8850. … Supercrush performs at Martin’s. … Renegade is at Kathryn’s. … Martini Room hosts Soulful Saturday at 6 p.m. … Good Paper plays at Cherokee Inn at 9 p.m. $5. … Ragland performs at Reed Pierce’s. Jarekus Singleton performs at the Greater Jackson Arts Council’s Storytellers Ball Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi.

The New Vibrations Network Gathering is from 6:308 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). Free, donations welcome; email newvibrations2003@ hotmail.com. … The Greater Jackson Arts Council’s annual Storytellers Ball is at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Dorothy Moore and Bobby Rush are this year’s honorees. Performers include Doug Frank’s Blues Review, Triple Threat and the Fearless Four. $50; call 601-960-1557 or 800-595-4TIX. … Ian Harkey’s woodblock print art show is from 5-7 p.m. at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St.). Free; call 601-291-9115. … Dreamz JXN hosts Throwback Thursday. … The D’lo Trio plays at Cherokee Inn. … Shaun, Richard and Kenny perform at

The Doodle 4 Google Mississippi Exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) in Trustmark Grand Hall closes today. Free; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org. … Mike and Marty’s jam session is at Hot Shots. … Enjoy spoken word and music from DJ Spre during Sugar Water Purple Open-mic Nite at Soul Wired Cafe. … A Plea for Purging and As Hell Retreats perform at 6 p.m. at The Carter. $12.

MONDAY 8/13

Author Kimberly Brock signs copies of “The River Witch” at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202) at 5 p.m. Reading at 5:30 p.m. $14.95 book; call 601366-7619. … The Central Mississippi Blues Society Jam is at 7 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s. $5. … Amos Brewer performs at The Penguin. … Fenian’s has karaoke.

TUESDAY 8/14

Shawn Leopard and John Paul perform during Music in the City at 5:45 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Free, donations welcome; call 601354-1533. … Juicy J, Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$ perform at 7 p.m. at Hal & Mal’s. $20-$22; lostlegendent.com. … The Church Keys play at Sal & Mookie’s.… Erotic Open-mic with DJ Cannon is at Soul Wired Cafe. $3 before 11 p.m. … Jesse Robinson is at Underground 119. $5.

WEDNESDAY 8/15

History buff Vernon Chadwick speaks during History Is Lunch at noon at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Free; call 601-576-6998. … Author Carolyn Brown signs “A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty” at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202) at 5 p.m. $20 book; call 601-366-7619. … Jesse “Guitar” Smith is at Burgers & Blues. More at jfpevents.com and jfp.ms/musicvenues.

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Jackson 2000 Luncheon Aug. 8, 11:45 a.m., at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Jackson Medical Mall Executive Director Primus Wheeler talks about the mallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion and developing a medical corridor. RSVP. $12, $10 members; email bevelyn_branch@att.net. Premier Bridal Show: Weddings and Celebrations Aug. 16, 5-7:30 p.m., at Jackson Marriott (200 E. Amite St.). The event includes door prizes, samples and consultations with wedding professionals. No strollers allowed. $1 from each ticket sale benefits the Animal Rescue Fund. $12 in advance, $15 at the door; call 601-957-1050.

COMMUNITY Events at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood). â&#x20AC;˘ Internet Safety Class Aug. 14, 6 p.m., in the large meeting room. The purpose is to help children learn basic Internet safety and they do research for reports and projects. Free; call 601919-1911. â&#x20AC;˘ Computer Class Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m., in the reference department. Learn to send and receive emails. Free; call 601-919-1911.

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easts of the Southern Wildâ&#x20AC;? has been widely acclaimed as a cinematic breath of fresh air, combining originality and stark beauty with a spitfire heroine who holds her own against the forces of the nature that disturb the perfect balance of her 6-year-old world. This small gemâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both in scope of story and size of heroineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; turned on the crowds and critics at Sundance and the Cannes film festivals. If the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scenery looks familiar, it should. With mounds of crawfish, low-lying bayous and a festive juggernaut of scraggly survivors living out hurricanes below sea level, it can be no other place than Louisiana, our kissing cousin across the levee. The story is set in the town of Bathtub, where nearly everything and everyone is waterlogged, rusty and starving, except the human spirit, which continues to dream and hope. Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis) and her daddy, Wink (Dwight Henry), live in separate shanties. When Wink, typically liquored up, gets tired of Hushpuppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy and inquisitiveness, he tells her to go to her house. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unnerving that a small child has so much independence. Family togetherness is reserved for â&#x20AC;&#x153;feed up time,â&#x20AC;? when Wink rings a bell, and Hushpuppy comes to his house for chicken on the grill. Wink may not be book smart, but he knows a lot about life and living. He teaches his young daughter how to survive. Survival means living off the water, catching catfish with a bare hand and eluding well-meaning rescue teams from the shelters. Winkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s methods are unorthodox, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dying from a blood disease and has to 38 escalate the life lessons.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;My only purpose in life is to teach (Hushpuppy) how to make it,â&#x20AC;? he says. The emotional dynamic between the actors portraying father and daughter, Henry and Wallis, overwhelmed me. We see the characters as we see ourselves, filled with weaknesses and failures, but also strengths and unbreakable bonds. But Hushpuppy is still a child, confusing fantasy and fact. She often stands on the dock and shouts for her mommy. Hushpuppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother deserted the family when she was young, leaving only an old Chicago Bulls jersey and a room of junk. When her daddy gets sick, Hushpuppy copes through make-believe. Her sadness and fear conjure up images of ancient beasts thawing out from arctic ice and racing to destroy Bathtub and her family. Hushpuppy tells us: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece ... the whole universe will get busted.â&#x20AC;? Director Behn Zeitlin and his co-writing partner Lucy Alibar have made a profoundly moving film about a child losing her only parent. The concept of our shared humanity centers the film. The edges of bittersweet experience are not watered down but distilled to a natural simplicity, at times sentimental, but at its best, visceral. Zeitlin choose to use handheld, shakycam photography to tell the story. It gives the film some grit, although some have been critical of the roughness of the motion. But it is Zeitlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feeling for the beauty within a disintegrating way of life that makes it convincing. The gentle revelation that emerges from the mud and turbulent waters of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beasts of the Southern Wildâ&#x20AC;? is that love and joy can thrive anywhere.

Events at Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Call 601-352-2580. â&#x20AC;˘ Back to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoolâ&#x20AC;? Aug. 11, 9 a.m. Meet the zoo docents and education staff, and learn what animal education is really like. Enjoy face painting, animal tattoos and the new splash pad. Special guests include Dora the Explorer and B2B (Bullies to Best Friend) artist Ty Lyricz. Free with paid admission ($10, $6.75 ages 2-12, children under 2 and members free). â&#x20AC;˘ Critters and Crawlers Aug. 11, 10 a.m. The program for toddlers ages 2-3 and their caregivers includes indoor and outdoor activities, and animal encounters. Discounts available for members. Prices vary; call ext. 241. Events at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). â&#x20AC;˘ New Vibrations Network Gathering Aug. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. The mixer is held every second Thursday. Bring business cards and brochures to share. Free; donations welcome. Free; email newvibrations2003@hotmail.com. â&#x20AC;˘ Web of Creation Workshop Aug., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Susannah Furr is the facilitator. Learn ways to achieve a higher consciousness and emotional healing through a Native American-based dance. Registration required. Bring lunch and wear comfortable clothing. $70; call 662-8160179; nowawakenow.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;History Is Lunchâ&#x20AC;? Aug. 8, noon, at William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Bryant Boswell, Natchez Trace Parkway Association, talks about future plans for the Parkway. Bring lunch; coffee and water provided. Free; call 601-576-6998. Lunch and Learn Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Viking Cooking School (1107 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Learn about new apps that integrate with Quickbooks. RSVP. Free; call 601898-2727. Precinct 2 COPS Meeting Aug. 9, 6 p.m., at Jackson Police Department, Precinct 2 (711 W. Capitol St.). These monthly forums are designed to help resolve community issues. Call 601-960-0002. Storytellers Ball Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., at Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blame It on the Blues.â&#x20AC;? Enjoy heavy hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction. Performers include Doug Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blues Review, Triple Threat and the Fearless Four. Proceeds benefit the Greater Jackson Arts Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grants for the Arts. $50$50; call 601-960-1557 or 800-595-4TIX.

Mississippi Blues Marathon Training Information Meeting Aug. 9, 7 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Learn about the 22-week program for runners and walkers. The marathon is Jan. 5, 2013. Free; call 601-899-9696.

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Southern Crossroads Music and Tamale Festival Aug. 10-11, at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). Includes live music, tamales and art demonstrations. Open Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Performers include WAR, Bobby Rush, Hope Waits and Eric Lindell. $18 in advance, $20 at the door; call 601-353-0603 or 800-745-3000; tamalefest.com. Adoption Fair Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Mississippi College School of Law (151 E. Griffith St.), in the auditorium. Adoption professionals and child advocates hold workshops on foster parenting, and domestic and international adoption. Child care and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities provided. Registration required. Free; call 601-291-9719. Girls of Grace by Point of Grace Aug. 11, 8 a.m.4 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). Girls in grades 6-12 discuss topics such as social media, relationships, fashion and self-confidence. Meredith Andrews, the Group 1 Crew and more perform. $49 through Aug. 10, $65 day of event; call 800-965-9324. Education Summit Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Walmart (2711 Greenway Drive). Includes a school supply giveaway and educational resources. Volunteers welcome; email Metro Youth Initiative at metroyi@aol.com or call United Way at 601948-4725 to sign up. Raw Food Potluck Aug. 11, 1-2 p.m., at the office of Dr. Leo Huddleston (6500 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). Please notify the facilitator what dish


jfpevents BE THE CHANGE “Top of Class” School Uniform Drive Aug. 11 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at Belk, Northpark Mall (1200 E. County Line Road, Ridgeland). Also at the Dogwood Festival location. Donate navy polo shirts and khakis, and receive a shopping pass worth 15 percent off selected merchandise. Free; call 601-991-2017; ylpunitedway.blogspot.com.

W.I.N.E. (Women Inquiring, Networking and Engaging) Meeting Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the home of deborah Rae Wright (135 Grand Ave.). Attendees meet to discuss a chosen topic. Bring wine or a snack. RSVP. Free; email winejackson@ gmail.com. Nature Nuts Preschool Program Aug. 15, 10-11 a.m., at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton), in Price Hall. The nature discovery program is for children ages 2-5. Registration required. $5, $3 members, $1 additional child; call 601-926-1104. Artsfusion Open Air Market Call for Artists. Artists must submit photos by Aug. 14. Space limited. The event is Aug. 25 from noon-7 p.m. at The Commons at Eudora Welty’s Birthplace (719 N. Congress St.). $25-$35 vendor fee; email artsfusion2012@hotmail.com.

FAMILY Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m., at Carlisle Street and Kenwood Place behind McDade’s. The annual street festival includes art, live music, children’s activities and food. $5, $1 ages 12 and under; call 601-352-8850.

WELLNESS Poker Run Aug. 8, 6 p.m., at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Participants receive five playing cards during the three-mile run/walk, and the people with the best hand and worst hand win prizes. Free; call 601-899-9696.

STAGE AND SCREEN Events at Actor’s Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl). Call 601-664-0930; actorsplayhouse.net. • “Lend Me A Tenor” Aug. 10-19. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. $15, $10 seniors and students. • “Pinkalicious” Auditions Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Roles available for children ages 6-12 and three adults. Production dates are September 27-30. Free. Open Acting Auditions for Adults Aug. 11, at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). For ages 18-75. A one to two-minute memorized monologue and a recent photo are required. Make an appointment by Aug. 9. Free; call 601-948-3533, ext. 222.

MUSIC Events at Hal & Mal’s (200 Commerce St.). $20$22; lostlegendent.com. • Big K.R.I.T.’s Live from the Underground Tour Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Rappers Big K.R.I.T., Casey Veggies, Tito Lopez, Big Sant and Kamikaze perform. • Smoker’s Club Tour Concert Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Juicy J, Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$ perform. Mississippi Girlchoir Auditions Aug. 9, 4-6 p.m., at Mississippi Girlchoir Office (1991 Lakeland Drive, Suite M). For girls entering grades 3-12. By appointment only. $20; call 601-981-9863. Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival Aug. 1012, at Delta Blues Museum (1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale). The 25th annual event includes an extensive lineup of performers. Free; sunflowerfest.org.

Honoring the Masters, Part 6 Aug. 10, 8 p.m., at Yellow Scarf (741 Harris St., Suite E). Saxophonist Charles Fairley performs. BYOB. $25 in advance, $30 at the door; call 347-754-0668. Drum Circle Aug. 11, 7 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Church (4866 N. State St.). Extra drums available. Free; email dragonmom0517@bellsouth.net. Music in the City Aug. 14, 5:15 p.m., at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.), in Trustmark Grand Hall. Shawn Leopard and John Paul perform. Free, donations welcome; call 601-354-1533. Jackson Choral Society First Rehearsal Aug. 14, 7-9 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church (5301 Old Canton Road). New members welcome ($50 two semesters, $35 one semester plus cost of music). Call 601-927-9604. Mississippi Happening, at Pizza Shack, Colonial Mart (5046 Parkway Drive, Suite 6). On second and fourth Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m., Guaqueta Productions provides performances and interviews featuring creatives and business leaders. Download podcasts at mississippihappening.com. Free; call 601-497-7454.

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LITERARY AND SIGNINGS Book Signings at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 North, Suite 202) at 5 p.m. Readings at 5:30 p.m. Call 601-366-7619. • Aug. 13, Kimberly Brock signs “The River Witch.” $14.95 book. • Aug. 15, Carolyn Brown signs “A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty.” $20 book.

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“Nikki Darling” and “Married to Sin” Book Readings and Signings Aug. 8 from 3:30 -5:30 p.m., at R.G. Bolden/Anne Bell-Moore Public Library (1444 Wiggins Road). Meet author E.V. Adams (“Nikki Darling,” $15 book), and authors Darlene Collier and Meredith McGee (“Married to Sin,” $12.62 book). Call 601-922-6076. Page Turners Adult Book Club Meeting Aug. 11, 10 a.m., at Flowood Library (103 Winners Circle, Flowood), in the small meeting room. This month’s book is E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Free; call 601-919-1911.

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EXHIBITS AND OPENINGS August Art Show Aug. 9, 5-7 p.m., at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St., Suite 101). See Ian Harkey’s woodblock prints. Free; call 601-291-9115. “Faces of Science” through Aug. 25, at Gallery 1 (1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). See Jay Fletcher’s multimedia exhibit. The artist reception is Aug. 10 from 6-8 p.m. Free; call 601-960-9250. Check jfpevents.com for updates and more listings. To add an event, email all details (phone number, start and end date, time, street address, cost, URL, etc.) to events@jacksonfreepress.com or fax to 601510-9019. The deadline is noon the Thursday prior to the week of publication. Or add the event online yourself; check out jfpevents.com for instructions.

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The Nashville-based band “A Plea For Purging” will soon part ways after a long touring career.

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or seven years, the members of Christian metal band A Plea For Purging lived on the road. They toured the nation, earning fans and living their dream lives along the way. This summer, however, marks the end for the band, as it undergo its final tour. A Plea for Purging, along with As Hell Retreats, are currently in the middle of the “Quit Your Band And Get A Job” tour, after which both bands will call it quits. A Plea For Purging originally formed in 2005 when the members met each other at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2006, however, the lead singer left the band to continue school when the others graduated. Andy Atkins, a part of the Nashville hardcore punk scene, decided to fill the gap in the group, and the four have been on the road ever since. “It was going to be one summer of touring, and it somehow turned into six or seven years of being on the road,” Atkins says of their start. The group was motivated by two things: the desire not to have a job, and to hang out with their best friends every day, while creating art that they were all passionate about. Life on the road had its hardships. The band members didn’t always know where they would eat or sleep or what they would do when the vehicle broke down.

Atkins insists, however, that the positives greatly outweighed the negatives, and in light of their incredibly good times, he can hardly remember the bad ones. The best parts, to Atkins, was getting to see the world, meeting new people, and learning new things. “I’ve been to 17 or 18 countries as a part of this band,” he says. Their seven-year journey comes to an end soon, however. The band’s final tour concludes on Sept. 8, in their hometown of Nashville. It’s not a bitter breakup, fortunately; the band is just ready to move on. They’re all around 30 years old and have been performing together for the better part of a decade. Atkins was already playing with other bands for three years prior to joining the others. Each member of the band is in a serious long-term relationship—one even married—and is ready to find what’s next in life. As Atkins says, they’ve all decided “it’s time to move on.” While no member of the band has a definite plan set up for what he will do next, they are all excited to discover what the next chapter in their lives will hold. A Plea For Purging, along with As Hell Retreats, will be in Jackson Aug. 12. Location TBA. Check the Facebook event page for A Plea for Purging’s farewell show.

The Day the Music Died

by Natalie Long

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couple of mornings ago, I woke up and started my day as usual (making coffee, watching the news on TV, checking emails). Since 100.9, WJXN is my favorite radio station, I liked to turn my dial on the stereo and listen to the great music they played on there. So, imagine my shock and horror when I heard Loverboy and Asia playing, followed by the Jack FM commercial. I knew then that Jackson was screwed. Since K-Love left the frequency and Flinn Broadcasting began playing a commercial-free format to keep music on the air, 100.9 was a hit, not just with me, but with everyone I know. I kept my Shazam and Sound Dog phone apps on when I listened to this station. Every song they played was like a hug from Jesus to my ears and soul, and I just had to know the artists and song titles. Taj Mahal, Lucinda Williams, Cory Branan and other artists get little commercial airplay from other Jackson stations. I am furious that now we don’t have a radio station that plays obscure, awesome music. And yes, I know we can

download Spotify station that plays adult album alternative and Pandora, and music. Just when I think we’re making even purchase satellite radio for our cars, strides in the city, something or somebut why can’t we just turn the dial on body comes along and messes things up. our radios for free, either in our car or I have nothing against Clear Channel or home, to hear great music? Jackson’s music scene is doing incredibly well, and we have a plethora of some of the best bands, singers and musicians I’ve ever heard. Leasing the station to Jack FM was a huge disservice to all the listeners here in Jackson and a slap in the face to our music scene. After traveling this summer to places far and wide, I was fortunate to find various radio stations in the different cities I visited play- Jack FM has taken over 100.9. Jackson, once again, is ing “eclectic AAA.” Eclectic without a great radio station. AAA, which stands for Adult Album Alternative, is a radio format that Jack FM, or Loverboy and Asia, for that plays more progressive and free-form matter. I am just tired of hearing the music, as opposed to commercial radio, same songs over and over and over again. very much like 100.9 was between K- Music shouldn’t be redundant. Love and Jack FM. Jackson may be without the I want to know, as well as the rest commercial-free 100.9, but there may of Jackson, why we can’t have a radio be a solution to this problem. Justin

Martin, general manager of WUSM in Hattiesburg, has been toying with the idea of having his station in Jackson. With the help of an online Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a low-power transmitter, Martin thinks the idea of bringing his award-winning station to Jackson would also give college towns such as Hattiesburg and Starkville more visibility, as well as promote music from local and regional bands. Martin is still working out the details for this idea, so stay tuned to what will hopefully be a great addition to Jackson’s airwaves. Also, feel free to check out WUSM’s website at southernmissradio.com. And if you think you would like to start your own radio station or host your own radio show, Brad Wagoner and crew over at JDX1029 would be the ones to talk to. My good friend and adoptive brother Sam Adcock took over his dad David’s show, “Tunes ‘til Two,” on Sundays, and Cathy Nail and Peter Christian, along with Brad, all have their own music shows. For more information, feel free to visit JDX1029.com. Comment at jfp.ms.


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THURSDAY 8/9 Virgil Brawley (Dining Room)

FRIDAY 8/10 Adam Barkley with Cledus Snow & Face On Mars (Red Room)

SATURDAY 8/11 Restaurant Open As Usual

MONDAY 8/13 Central MS Blues Society “Blue Monday“

TUESDAY 8/14 Juicy J with Smoke DZA & Chevy Woods PUB QUIZ w/ Erin & friends (Restaurant)

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THU 8.16: Brian Jones (Dining Room) THU 8.23: Barry Leech (Dining Room) SAT 8.25: The Geeslin (Dining Room)

NOW SERVING Soft Shell Crab Po-Boys!

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THE ROUNDERS

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Thursday, August 9th

LISA MILLS

(Blues) 7-10, No Cover

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FEARLESS FOUR

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Saturday, August 11th

CUCHO & HIS FUNKY AMIGOS (Latin/Funk) 9-1, $5 Cover before 8:30 $10 Cover after 8:30

Tuesday,August 14th

JESSE ROBINSON

(Blues) 6-10, $5 Cover

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BILL & TEMPERANCE

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BARRY LEACH

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THURSDAY, AUG 9 NFL (7-10 p.m. ESPN): The Green Bay Packers travel cross country to California to face the San Diego Chargers as the NFL preseason gets into full swing. FRIDAY, AUG 10 NFL (6:30-9:30 p.m. NFL Network): Tim Tebow comes back into our lives as the New York Jets begin their preseason campaign against the Cincinnati Bengals. SATURDAY, AUG 11 NFL (6 p.m-midnight NFL Network): Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an NFL double header starting with the Houston Texans at the Carolina Panthers followed by the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Tennessee Titans. SUNDAY, AUG 12 Olympics (6-10 p.m. NBC): With the Closing Ceremony from Olympic Stadium, Rio de Janeiro will take the Olympic flag and flame as the 2012 London Games reach their dramatic conclusion. MONDAY, AUG 13 NFL (7-10 p.m. ESPN): The first week of pro football comes to an end with the Dallas Cowboys heading west to play the Oakland Raiders. TUESDAY, AUG 14 Baseball (6-8 p.m. ESPN 2): You know summer is coming to an end when Little League Baseball is reach its end for the season. WEDNESDAY, AUG 15 Soccer (6:30-9:30 p.m. ESPN 2): Prepare for a great TV-watching experience when the U.S. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soccer team faces archrival Mexico in the beautiful game. There might be a handicapped kid who now has a dream thanks to South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius. The doubleamputee sprinterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blade Runnerâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;busted down doors and made opportunities with his history-making Olympic runs. Follow Bryan Flynn at jfpsports.com, @jfpsports and at facebook.com/jfpsports.

Running Shoes: Support and Cushions by Sara Sacks

me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve known people to get addicted to Newtons, with their crazy colors and unique forefoot cushion. Fans say that once you go Newton, you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go back. (I have an irrational fear that the factory will blow up, and then I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the right shoes, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll die. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just me.) Newtons are reputed to be the best of the best. They have a footstrike technology that prevents injury and ofEach runner must find the shoe that works for them, whether they need more stability with a shoe like fer shoe models to corthe Brooks Adrenaline (left), or a lighter option like the Mizuno Precision (right). rect over-pronation (inward rolling of the feet) hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing I hate seeing more The Right Shoe and supination (outward rolling) durthan runners at a 5K toting waEveryoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Cinderella when it comes ing running, both of which strain your ter belts, gel packs or Gatorade to running shoes: Each person needs a dif- muscles and tendons during running. bottles. Though they might look ferent pair. It might take you a while to find As far as â&#x20AC;&#x153;barefootâ&#x20AC;? shoes like Viextra-prepared, it really indicates that out which type is best for you, but once bram go, some runners swear by them, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to properly hy- you find them and have that first run where but I think their purported long-disdrate before the race. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fully hy- your arches donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to tances benefits should be taken with a drated, your body will not need water collapse itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like angels are carrying you. grain of salt. As far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned, or electrolytes during a run as short as Metro-area running stores like Fleet theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re great for weight training because 3.1 miles. Feet Sports (500 Highway 51, Ridgeland, they are light, but a distance runner That distance seems like a long way 601-899-9696, fleetfeetjackson.com) and should not wear them. for a lot of people, but the only thing all StinkyFeet Athletics (153 E. Ridgeway Running long distances puts a lot of that extra gear is doing for you is adding St., 601-992-1439) are really great about impact on your joints. Minimalist shoes, weight. On sweltering summer days, putting someone in the right shoe. Do not in my experience, seem to offer little in the you might need to hydrate mid-run. just go to a big-box sporting-good store way of shock absorption, which can cause If you know your route, drop a bottle and pick the shoe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prettiest or cool- injury. Though some cultures are famous of water off before your run at about est-looking off the shelf. You could be for barefoot runningâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Tarahumara of the halfway point. Stop, take a few sips making a big mistake. Mexico, for instance as well as several no(gulping will cause cramps), set it back For longer runs youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want a shoe table Kenyan runnersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;transitioning to a down and be on your merry way. thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of support and a lot of cush- suddenly popular way of running can lead The only things a good runner ion, especially if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running on asphalt to pulled muscles, stress fractures and tendineeds for a raceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or any runâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are a or concrete (but never run on concrete for nitis if not carefully done. In places such as good pair of shoes and some light, long distances if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the choice, as it Jackson that lack trail running, we run on a breathable, moisture-repelling gar- exaggerates the impact of your footfall). For lot of concrete and asphalt, for which you ments, like Nike Dri-FIT. I like to run fast-paced track workouts, you can wear a need support and cushioning. with a GPS watch so I can keep track of lighter shoe with less support. I wear one my pace, but I will not race with one. pair of shoes for both, but some people do Racing with a watch puts your focus a lot better at speed work in slimmer shoes. Runner Sara Sacks is not qualified to ofon your time and ideal pace when you Newton Running (newtonrunning. fer health advice; please consult with your should be listening to your body and com) has gained a reputation. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never physician before making health changes. running the best you possibly can. worn then because quite frankly they scare

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