Daily Wrap 3.12.14: Differing opinions, Twinkie Cake, meth heads

Wrapping up the day that was from DJournal.com and elsewhere.

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Hot clicks

Letters to the Editor, March 12, 2014 – Yep, the most-viewed item today was a letter to the editor, written by Bob Spencer, founder of Give Hate a Holiday. It was a response to Tim Wildmon‘s Sunday column, which has been well-read – but not necessarily well-received. I’ll offer no opinion on the content of either Wildmon’s or Spencer’s messages, but I will say this: Those who say we shouldn’t publish columns from Wildmon (or from anyone else) simply because they don’t agree with him don’t understand the purpose of an editorial page, and they can’t really preach about being tolerant and open-minded, can they?

Repeal of later school start likely – Eventually, our lawmakers will make up their mind on a school calendar. When would y’all like to see the school year begin? (And for any school-aged readers out there, “never” is not an option.)

MBI looks into Guntown shooting – Nothing new right now, but y’all know we’ll keep you posted. I don’t think the MBI has called us back yet. Like they’re busy or something.

Cook of the Week: Evelyn Lancaster recipes – Hey, people like good food, and our Cook of the Week has some good recipes. Although I’m gonna have to take exception with the Twinkie Cake, which sounds like the worst dessert ever because Twinkies are nasty.

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Developments

More money for education – Well, maybe this’ll help Mississippi’s kids to finally grasp the their/there/they’re rules. Their parents, though, are beyond hope.

We got names – We now know who (allegedly) did the shooting and who got shot in that Tuesday night Corinth incident. No charges yet as authorities try to sort out exactly what happened.

Molest arrest – Big “ew” factor with this one, as a 20-year-old man is accused of being found in bed with an 11-year-old. Dude got caught by his wife. Divorce papers being drawn up now, I’m sure.

Keep your meth in Georgia – Hey, we’ve got enough meth problems in this state without yahoos bringing more from out of state. Three Georgians got cuffed for possessing meth, and each had bond set at … $1 million! (Evil laugh.) Also, an Alabama man got arrested on meth charges.

Murder indictments handed down – Three murders that shook Lafayette County last year have now resulted in indictments of four people.

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Nation/world highlights

Deadly NYC blast – A gas leak has been ruled the culprit in an explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings in East Harlem, killing at least three people and injuring several others. Some people are missing, so that death toll could rise. According to the story, residents had been complaining for weeks about “unbearable” gas smells. Way to get on that, public works.

Flashback – Whoa, feel like I’m in high school again. Anita Hill says Clarence Thomas shouldn’t be on the U.S. Supreme Court. The only thing I really remember from that whole fiasco was something about pubes on a Coke can. Ick.

Talk it out

Today’s discussion topic: The parents of the teen who sued them have let her move back in. Was this wise? Also, how awkward must that arrangement be now?

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