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June 14, 1996 | Associated Press
Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui of Kenya criticized his country's choice of the University of Southern Mississippi as a training site for its Olympic runners. "I'm opposed to it because we as athletes will prefer to train in high altitude in Kenya than going to a hot place like Mississippi," Tanui said in Nairobi. "The humid weather will make us suffer from dehydration. This is a plan by our officials to fail the athletes in Atlanta."
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February 10, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A tornado touched down in a southern Mississippi college town Sunday evening, officials said, inflicting "significant damage" and injuring at least 10 people. "We do have significant damage throughout the city,” Kyle Hopkins, emergency operations director for Forrest County, told the Los Angeles Times. No deaths had been reported, he said, but at least 10 people were taken to a hospital with injuries. The University of Southern Mississippi  in Hattiesburg posted a statement on its website Sunday declaring a state of emergency, confirming damage to at least four campus buildings and asking students not to return to campus until further notice.
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December 3, 1990
Jeff Bower, 37, the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State and a former quarterback and assistant coach at Southern Mississippi, was named head coach at his alma mater, replacing Curley Hallman, who left to coach at LSU.
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June 14, 1996 | Associated Press
Boston Marathon winner Moses Tanui of Kenya criticized his country's choice of the University of Southern Mississippi as a training site for its Olympic runners. "I'm opposed to it because we as athletes will prefer to train in high altitude in Kenya than going to a hot place like Mississippi," Tanui said in Nairobi. "The humid weather will make us suffer from dehydration. This is a plan by our officials to fail the athletes in Atlanta."
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February 10, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A tornado touched down in a southern Mississippi college town Sunday evening, officials said, inflicting "significant damage" and injuring at least 10 people. "We do have significant damage throughout the city,” Kyle Hopkins, emergency operations director for Forrest County, told the Los Angeles Times. No deaths had been reported, he said, but at least 10 people were taken to a hospital with injuries. The University of Southern Mississippi  in Hattiesburg posted a statement on its website Sunday declaring a state of emergency, confirming damage to at least four campus buildings and asking students not to return to campus until further notice.
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March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
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April 22, 1986
A torn knee ligament has apparently ended the professional football career of Marcus Dupree, former Mississippi high school star and a standout running back at Oklahoma. "It's really tough to take," Dupree said after a weekend medical examination had led the examining physician to conclude that Dupree's football playing days are over. "I don't think he'll ever play football again," Dr.
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September 24, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oseola McCarty, 87, made the spotlight with President Clinton by donating her life savings of $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi for black scholarships. It was the money she earned from washing clothes. Clinton read about McCarty's gift and told his staff he would like her to be his guest at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner.
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November 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Money Tree: A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded this year by the Academy Foundation, the cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The largest grant, $17,500, will go to UC Santa Cruz toward a project designed to preserve the films of Oscar-winning Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
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December 3, 1990
Jeff Bower, 37, the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State and a former quarterback and assistant coach at Southern Mississippi, was named head coach at his alma mater, replacing Curley Hallman, who left to coach at LSU.
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December 11, 1987
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded grants and scholarships of up to $5,000 to four educational institutions in Third World countries. The schools are the National Film and Television Institute in Ghana, the Film and Television Institute of India, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication and the University of the Philippines.
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