MISSISSIPPI - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MISSISSIPPI News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Milbank: The tea party’s embrace of martyrdom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164856-82/mcdaniel-cochran-party-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164856-82/mcdaniel-cochran-party-campaign.html.csp">Milbank: The tea party’s embrace of martyrdom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T11:33:08.131-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hiroo Onoda, the last imperial Japanese soldier to surrender after World War II, hid in a jungle in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that the war was over. He finally turned himself in, wearing his sword, cap and patched uniform, in 1974. Onoda died this year at age 91, but his passion for lost causes lives on — in the person of Chris McDaniel, a failed Senate candidate in Mississippi. McDaniel, a tea party darling, lost a GOP primary runoff on June 24 to incumbent ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164856@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:33:08 MDT Black leaders seek Cochran’s help after runoff win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149474-68/cochran-rights-voting-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58149474-68/cochran-rights-voting-mississippi.html.csp">Black leaders seek Cochran’s help after runoff win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BILL BARROW and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Miss. • After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor. Their request? Cochran should lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the Supreme Court’s conservative majority. “But for the Voting Rights Act, those African-Americans who turned out to the polls ... to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494742014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T11:26:01.961-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149474@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:26:01 MDT Utah Jazz: Draft pick Rodney Hood wants to become a lock-down defender (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58125071-87/hood-jazz-draft-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58125071-87/hood-jazz-draft-state.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Draft pick Rodney Hood wants to become a lock-down defender (video)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:33:29.962-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Rodney Hood told those attending his introductory news conference he wanted to become a prime-time defender, new Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder noticed. “My goal is to become one of the best defensive players in the league someday,” Hood said Friday. Smiling, Snyder replied, “I’m going to remember, Rodney, that you said you were going to play defense.” Hood, of course, is just one reason the Jazz feel so optimistic about the outcome of Thursday night’s NBA draft in Brooklyn. The Jazz took Dant...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58125071@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:29 MDT Collins: Cochran wins by telling the truth about federal aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117646-82/cochran-federal-mcdaniel-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117646-82/cochran-federal-mcdaniel-mississippi.html.csp">Collins: Cochran wins by telling the truth about federal aid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GAIL COLLINS</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T10:18:23.079-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mississippi has sent us a message. I believe it boils down to: We Want Our Stuff. Big election night! As you no doubt have heard, Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who specializes in sending billions of dollars in federal pork back into his state, defeated a Tea Party challenger who ran against government spending. It wasn’t easy. Cochran’s fierce and energetic opponent, Chris McDaniel, forced him into a primary runoff. To survive, Cochran turned to Democrats, who took advantage of Mississippi’s o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58117646@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:18:23 MDT Dionne: Thad Cochran’s winning strategy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117621-82/cochran-state-republican-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58117621-82/cochran-state-republican-mississippi.html.csp">Dionne: Thad Cochran’s winning strategy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T06:21:54.127-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 06:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • “There is something a bit strange, there is something a bit unusual about a Republican primary that’s decided by liberal Democrats.” The words of Chris McDaniel, the tea party candidate vanquished in Mississippi’s runoff on Tuesday by Sen. Thad Cochran and the state’s GOP establishment, were not the most gracious. But they contained an important truth about why Cochran prevailed after finishing second in the first round of voting on June 3. In winning, Cochran overturned m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58117621@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:21:54 MDT Will: Mississippi votes its appetite http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58113459-82/mississippi-tea-party-cochran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58113459-82/mississippi-tea-party-cochran.html.csp">Will: Mississippi votes its appetite</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T10:18:48.527-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Chris McDaniel, 41, the flawed paladin of the tea party persuasion who in Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary failed to wrest the nomination from the faltering hands of six-term incumbent Thad Cochran, 76, came into politics after a stint in talk radio. There practitioners do not live by the axiom that you don’t have to explain something you never said, and McDaniel had some explaining to do about some of his more colorful broadcast opinions and phrases, which may have given a n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113459@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:18:48 MDT PBS’ ‘American Experience’: ‘Freedom Summer’ recounts rampant racism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58080037-223/freedom-mississippi-summer-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58080037-223/freedom-mississippi-summer-american.html.csp">PBS’ ‘American Experience’: ‘Freedom Summer’ recounts rampant racism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T14:57:26.519-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perhaps the most astonishing thing about the events chronicled in “Freedom Summer” is that they are not ancient history. Yes, it was 50 years ago that 700 student volunteers joined local organizers in Mississippi to register African-American voters. But many of those involved in the effort are still alive. The ones who weren’t killed, that is. “I actually lost about 19 people who had been killed, many of them local people in the movement,” said Dave Dennis, who was the Mississippi director of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58080037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:26 MDT Texas posts 2nd straight shutout, 4-0 over Vandy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58096035-77/texas-friday-game-longhorns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58096035-77/texas-friday-game-longhorns.html.csp">Texas posts 2nd straight shutout, 4-0 over Vandy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC OLSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T23:35:02.092-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 11:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Omaha, Neb. • Augie Garrido’s Texas baseball teams are always built on pitching and defense, and the Longhorns sure are showing it at the College World Series. Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss combined for Texas’ second straight shutout, and the Longhorns forced a second-bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday. The Longhorns (46-20) and Commodores (48-20) will meet again Saturday, with the winner advancing to the best-of-three finals against Virginia or Mississippi. Those tea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580960352014-06-20T23:35:02.092-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T23:35:02.092-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58096035@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:35:02 MDT Op-ed: My summer of ‘64 in the crucible of the civil rights movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085626-82/rights-civil-president-mississippi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58085626-82/rights-civil-president-mississippi.html.csp">Op-ed: My summer of ‘64 in the crucible of the civil rights movement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Stephen Holbrook</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T16:56:02.175-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A University of Utah student from Bountiful, I had planned to spend the summer of 1964 working in Jackson, Wyo. A few weeks later, however, I was in a Jackson, Miss., jail for “disorderly conduct” for taking a photo of a “whites only” drinking fountain while taking a local African American to register to vote in the Hinds County Courthouse. The previous summer of 1963, I had been working on the staff of Utah Republican Congressman Sherm Lloyd. At his request, I accompanied the Utahns who came t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085626@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:56:02 MDT Mississippi sends TCU out of tourney http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58091360-77/tcu-mississippi-fifth-laxer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58091360-77/tcu-mississippi-fifth-laxer.html.csp">Mississippi sends TCU out of tourney</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eric OlsoN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-20T17:03:13.557-06:00">Updated Jun 20, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Omaha, Neb. • Will Allen drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Mississippi relievers held TCU without a hit after Kevin Cron’s homer in the fifth, and the Rebels stayed alive in the College World Series with a 6-4 victory Thursday night. Ole Miss (48-20) will play Virginia on Friday night in a bracket final. The Rebels would need to beat the Cavaliers (51-14) on Friday and again Saturday to reach next week’s best-of-three championship series. It was the most runs allowed by TCU (48-18...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580913602014-06-20T17:03:13.557-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-20T17:03:13.557-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58091360@www.sltrib.com Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:03:13 MDT College World Series: Ole Miss eliminates Texas Tech from tournament http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58082049-77/tech-texas-gatlin-bortles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58082049-77/tech-texas-gatlin-bortles.html.csp">College World Series: Ole Miss eliminates Texas Tech from tournament</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T23:25:02.363-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Omaha, Neb. • In a College World Series where hits have been few and far between for Mississippi, none was more timely than the one John Gatlin delivered Tuesday. Gatlin’s pinch single into short right field over a pulled-in, five-man infield in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Rebels a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech in an elimination game. The exciting finish came after Texas Tech had tied it in the top of the ninth on a couple daring steals and a sacrifice fly. “When the game is on the lin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580820492014-06-17T23:25:02.363-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T23:25:02.363-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58082049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:25:02 MDT Mississippi sues Experian, alleging data errors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073742-79/credit-experian-mississippi-consumer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073742-79/credit-experian-mississippi-consumer.html.csp">Mississippi sues Experian, alleging data errors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF HORWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T08:48:01.698-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Mississippi has sued credit reporting giant Experian, alleging sweeping errors in the company’s data and routine violations of consumer protection laws. Mississippi’s action — and a previously unreported multi-state investigation of credit bureaus led by Ohio — represent a significant new legal challenge to the industry. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s complaint against Experian Information Solutions was filed without fanfare last month in a Biloxi state courthouse and trans...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580737422014-06-16T08:48:01.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T08:48:01.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073742@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:48:01 MDT 50 years ago, ‘Freedom Summer’ changed South, US http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068350-68/deberry-mississippi-summer-futorian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068350-68/deberry-mississippi-summer-futorian.html.csp">50 years ago, ‘Freedom Summer’ changed South, US</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T11:17:02.184-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holly Springs, Miss. • As a teenager growing up in a Jim Crow society, Roy DeBerry wasn’t waiting for white folks to come down to Mississippi and “save” him. But in the summer of 1964, the factory worker’s son was very glad to see people like Aviva Futorian. The young history teacher from the affluent Chicago suburbs was among hundreds of volunteers — mostly Northern white college students — who descended on Mississippi during what came to be known as “Freedom Summer.” They came to register blac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580683502014-06-14T11:17:02.184-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-14T11:17:02.184-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068350@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:17:02 MDT Dionne: Hate the government, love its money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028425-82/cochran-mississippi-mcdaniel-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028425-82/cochran-mississippi-mcdaniel-federal.html.csp">Dionne: Hate the government, love its money</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T01:01:03.76-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">JACKSON, Miss. • Can you hate the federal government but love the money it spends on you? The electoral earthquake that was Mississippi’s Republican Senate primary has pushed this question to the forefront of American politics. In conventional terms, the success of state Sen. Chris McDaniel in outpolling Thad Cochran, a 34-year Senate veteran, on Tuesday and forcing him into a runoff was a triumph for the tea party movement. Outside conservative groups such as Freedom Works and the Clu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028425@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 01:01:03 MDT Neck and neck in Mississippi: Tea party pursues senator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024823-68/party-race-republican-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58024823-68/party-race-republican-state.html.csp">Neck and neck in Mississippi: Tea party pursues senator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID ESPO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T21:52:17.357-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel dueled at close quarters in Mississippi’s primary election Tuesday night, an epic struggle in a party divided along ideological lines. GOP governors in South Dakota and Alabama coasted to renomination. State Sen. Joni Ernst overwhelmed her Republican rivals in Iowa after uniting rival wings of the party, and will challenge Rep. Bruce Braley this fall for a Senate seat long in Democratic hands. In a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580248232014-06-03T21:52:17.357-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T21:52:17.357-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58024823@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:52:17 MDT