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Chaos as trains are stopped

CNN World - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:56pm

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Los Lonely Boys take MSU Riley Center stage this month

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:31pm

Los Lonely Boys

A family that plays together will play at the MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian when Los Lonely Boys bring their “Texican rock ’n’ roll” to the stage on Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Los Lonely Boys burst into stardom in 2004 with the catchy single “Heaven,” which hit number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and won them a Grammy Award. Their seamless vocal harmonies and energetic onstage chemistry reflect the closeness of the Garza brothers: Henry, Jojo and Ringo Jr., who play guitar, bass and drums, respectively.

The Garzas have roots in Texas and also spent time in Nashville, so they have absorbed a wide variety of musical influences. Bluesy rock and Latin-flavored soul form the bedrock of their sound. Many songs also betray a fondness for melodic pop music.

“We’re all about having a good time, but we also make an effort to write about things that really matter,” Jojo Garza said. “We want to create music that’s about the love and the energy and the spirit that we all carry as people.”

Tickets are $43 and $37 at the MSU Riley Center Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.

Gwen Ifill scolded by PBS ombudsman for 'inexcusable' tweet

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 3:25pm
Gwen Ifill, the the co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour," has received a public slap on the wrist for a tweet that drew condemnation from conservatives.

Rising country music artist Lee Brice coming to Starkville

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:59pm
Mississippi State's Music Maker Productions presents Lee Brice in concert Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville.

Mississippi State's Music Maker Productions presents Lee Brice in concert Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville.

Contact: Sammy McDavid

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice will perform in concert Nov. 6 at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville.

The 8 p.m. event is sponsored by Mississippi State’s Music Maker Productions.

General admission tickets are $30 each. Advance purchases may be made online at, by telephoning 662-325-2930 or visiting the university’s Center for Student Activities in Suite 314, Colvard Student Union.

MSU student tickets are $20 each with a valid campus identification card. Only one discounted ticket and one regular-priced ticket may be purchased per student.

A South Carolina native, Brice was honored last year with the Academy of Country Music’s Song of the Year award for “I Don’t Dance.” In 2012, he was nominated for the CMA’s New Artist of the Year award.

Brice—who wrote his first song as a child and sang in church choirs as a youth—began work as a professional songwriter in 2007. That same year, he signed with Nashville’s Curb Records and co-wrote “More Than a Memory” for Garth Brooks.

“More Than a Memory” went on to become the first single ever to debut at No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Songs chart.

A former Clemson University football player who turns 35 Sept. 25, Brice also has written successful songs for Jason Aldean, Keith Gattis and others. For more on Brice, visit

Music Maker Productions is a student organization working to provide quality, contemporary entertainment for MSU and area communities. More information about the organization and the Brice concert can be found at the above-listed website.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at

1 killed in Marines helicopter hard landing at Camp Lejeune

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:32pm
One service member was killed and as many as 10 others were injured when a U.S. Marines helicopter had a hard landing Wednesday night at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the Marine Corps said.

Categories: National News

French official: Plane debris from MH370

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:32pm

Categories: National News

Judge vacates Tom Brady's four-game suspension

CNN - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:16pm

Categories: National News

Kickstarter campaign that needed $20,000 got $9 million

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:07pm
Hiral Sanghavi needed $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund his BauBax travel jacket. He smashed that target and raised a whopping $9 million.

Tips for better sleep

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:07pm

Categories: Health

Closures set during Carpenter Hall fire escape stairwell construction

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:04pm

Construction of a fire escape stairwell is moving forward at Mississippi State's Carpenter Hall and will be complete this semester, as mandated by the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Beginning on Monday [Sept. 7], the hatched areas in red shown on the accompanying map will be closed through Dec. 31.

During this temporary closure, the exit from the back of Etheredge Hall will be for emergencies only. ADA-accessible parking and one 15-minute parking space will remain open during construction.

Tired all the time? This could be why

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:02pm

Categories: Health

Report: More ADHD diagnosed at younger ages

Health - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:02pm

Categories: Health

Tom Brady's big win sends ticket prices spiraling up

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 2:00pm
Tom Brady's four-game suspension went away Thursday morning when a federal judge ruled in his favor. And so did cheap tickets to the Patriots' first home games.

Temporary sidewalk closure in front of Simrall begins Tuesday

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:58pm

The sidewalk in front of the Simrall Engineering Building at Mississippi State will be closed Tuesday [Sept. 8] and Wednesday [Sept. 9], as detailed in the accompanying map. The sidewalk is expected to reopen on Thursday [Sept. 10].

This temporary closure is needed to ensure pedestrian safety while a construction crane is erected as part of the expansion project at Mitchell Memorial Library.

Changes for international scholar invitation process

MSU News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:53pm

The request process for inviting international scholars to Mississippi State on a J-1 Exchange Visitor visa has undergone recent changes, effective Sept. 1. While many departments regularly invite international research scholars, short-term collaborators or interns, inviting international scholars may be fairly new to other units on campus.
Due to recent internal procedural changes, many campus visitors with access to labs and university research projects will be subject to federal export control regulations and university intellectual property guidelines.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has also added additional reporting requirements to our immigration paperwork and oversight.

These changes have resulted in 1) an updated request form for Exchange Visitor visa paperwork, 2) additional steps in the routing process to request an Exchange Visitor DS-2019, and 3) a one-time fee charged to departments for the issuance of a DS-2019 to an invited research scholar or intern.
Officials are confident that the visitor program is now in compliance with university and federal regulations with these changes, and they are looking forward to working across campus to expand Mississippi State's J-1 Research Scholar program to benefit faculty, staff and students.

For additional information, click here to read the memo describing the processes from Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw, which was developed in collaboration with Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert and Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine Greg Bohach.

View the Official Visitor Agreement to be used in the invitation process by clicking here.

Click here for the updated DS-2019 Request Form.
Please contact Caroline Hearnsberger at</a> with any questions about these changes.

How many jobs has Donald Trump actually created?

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:53pm
Donald Trump vows that if he's elected president, he would "be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."

Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch for watch lovers

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 1:29pm
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China slowdown is already hurting Europe

Business News - Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:35pm
China's slowing economy has already put a dent in Europe's recovery and could force the region's central bank to pump even more money into the system.

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