There was a time when it was a good thing for a politician to bring home the bacon, or in the case of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the shrimp. In today’s divided Republican Party, it can get you in hot water.
Wes Rea hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to propel Mississippi State University to a 5-4 upset of third-seeded Oregon State University in the opener of the men’s national college baseball championship.
The University of California, Los Angeles defeated Mississippi State University 8-0 to sweep the best-of-three final round in the College World Series and claim its first national men’s college baseball championship.
In the four privately run prisons holding Mississippi inmates last year, the assault rate was three times higher on average than in state-run lockups. None was as violent as the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility.
Cotton futures rose for the third straight session on speculation that adverse sowing conditions may curb output in the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter. Sugar and coffee also gained. Orange juice and cocoa slid.