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Spring 2012

Pop Addict: Iverson goes broke, Magic buys Dodgers

Hello guys and dolls! I’ve got my remote ready. Are you ready to surf some channels?  Click.  The Trayvon Martin tragedy is a big topic amongst everybody. Celebrities everywhere have become a part of the fight for justice including singer Chaka Khan who recorded a tribute to the slain teen.  Irish singer- songwriter Sinead O’Connor even wrote an open letter ...

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Donors keep campaign alive

   Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his family, who have kept Newt Gingrich’s flagging presidential campaign alive with donations, seem poised to send millions of dollars to Republican-allied groups and possibly a “super” political action committee backing front-runner Mitt Romney, according to fundraisers with ties to the casino owner.  � A private dinner March 22 at Adelson’s Las Vegas home drew ...

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Stonewalled: Bringing some magic to LA

 $2 billion. That’s a whole lot of dough. On Tuesday night, Magic Johnson and major league baseball executive Stan Kasten, along with other investors, threw down this exact amount in a bid that resulted in the record breaking acquisition of the LA Dodgers baseball franchise from former owner Frank McCourt.    I think it is great that such a huge ...

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Mega Millions jackpot hits record high

 $500 million. That is the current Mega Millions national jackpot, as of Wednesday night, that has VSU students and faculty rushing off to buy tickets.   This record high is an increase from Tuesday night’s prize of $363 million, which had no winner.   Even those that don’t normally buy lottery tickets are taking the time out to buy one-dollar ...

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Citizens fight city alcohol ordinance

 A petition to repeal Article VIII of the Valdosta City Alcohol Ordinance has recently started circulating and has already received the support of over 500 citizens thus far.  The article requires entertainment industries in Valdosta, such as Vegas Nightclub and Rockin’ Rodeo, to close their doors at 2 a.m. The businesses had been closing at 4 a.m. before the recent ...

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City to host electronics recycling event

 Valdosta’s Public Works Department will host an Electronics Recycling Event at Mathis Auditorium on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   The event, which began in 2006, is hosted by Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Solutions.  To avoid electronics building up in the landfill, the community is working to dispose of electronic devices in a safe manner.  Most ...

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VSU fights human trafficking

 The organization “IGNITE PROMISE” hosted the NEFARIOUS Screening event on March 25 and 26 in Jennette Hall.  Representatives of Exodus Cry, a human trafficking abolition organization, came to speak about the issue of human trafficking in further detail.  Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with nearly two million children involved in the international commercial sex ...

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Blazers look to tame the Lions

The Valdosta State baseball team is sitting barely at the top of the GSC and must defend their ranking against co-leaders North Alabama this weekend in a three game series at Billy Grant Field. � The Lions (24-7) (6-3) who are ranked #1 (according to NFCA) in the nation have more overall wins however the Blazers (15-10) (7-2) have been ...

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Ethical issues create challenge for cautious authority figures

   Authority is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as the right or power to enforce rules or to give orders; ethics is defined as the study of moral conduct and how it affects behavior. Society is often faced with an authority figure that does not possess ethical attributes like former President Richard Nixon or Benedict Arnold. However, authority and ethics are ...

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Recent VSU graduate releases first E.P.

 VSU alumni, Benjamin “Been Jammin” Williams, has gone from independent film star to music star, and released his first E.P. “iBEEN JAMMIN” Feb. 24.   The free download includes seven tracks, with a short intro and outro.  The single for the hip-hop album, “iBEEN JAMMIN,” is Been Jammin’s hit “Out of Control” featuring fellow artist Star 69.  The entire album ...

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