February 6, 2008 |
Tornadoes tore across four Southern states, demolishing homes, ripping the roof off a shopping mall and blowing apart warehouses in a rare spasm of violent winter weather that killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more. The twisters that slammed Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky were part of a line of storms that raged across the nation's midsection at the end of a day of presidential contests.
January 18, 1990 |
The government-owned Export-Import Bank of Japan is studying a request from three Southern U.S. states for subsidized loans, but a decision on the matter is still a way off, bank officials said today. The governors of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi first raised the idea of the low-cost loans in September, 1988. The bank has been informally studying the possibility since then. "It is very premature," said Tadahiko Nakagawa, manager of the bank's international relations division.
March 10, 2004 |
John F. Kerry racked up four more wins in Democratic presidential primaries Tuesday, while on the campaign trail he continued to focus his fire on President Bush. Lopsided victories in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas delivered Kerry a slew of new delegates. But his support was not universal. North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who pulled out of the race last week, drew 16% of the vote in Louisiana -- enough to pick up a few new delegates.
February 10, 1988 |
Secretary of Education William J. Bennett announced today that his department has found four Southern states in full compliance with civil rights law in their college systems, while six others must take further steps to eliminate the vestiges of segregation. The six states that Bennett said are in partial violation of the law are Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma and Virginia.
December 20, 2012 |
Despite Friday's slaughter of innocents in Newtown, Conn., it turns out that gun violence isn't particularly common in that state. Per-capita firearm homicides are about average compared to other U.S. states, and Connecticut actually gets high marks from the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, whose score card rates it fifth best in the nation for its legislative efforts to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals. As Congress and the states examine ways to toughen gun laws in the wake of the elementary school rampage that left 20 children and seven adults dead, figures like that aren't very encouraging.
June 28, 1992 |
Thirty years after federal marshals forced Mississippi to open the doors of its best state colleges to black students, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state has not done nearly enough to dismantle its formerly segregated system of higher education. Mississippi, along with the other Southern states, has an "affirmative duty to dismantle its prior dual university system," the court declared, an obligation it said Mississippi has failed to meet.