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Up and down the Mississippi River, barge captains nervously navigate historically low waters, which persist despite the storms accompanying Hurricane Isaac.
 

An Oct. 3 article from WREG Memphis warns, “low water river travel dangerous,” and a glance at the article’s contents reveals that in this instance, river travel means barge travel.
 

​The main goal of a business is to earn a profit.
 
However, in order to do so, it must provide a product or service for which people are willing to pay. There has to be a balance between the quality of the service and the maximum profit.
 

​If a business provides a poor product, then its profits will be hurt. The business with the better products will increase its profits, if it is operating efficiently.
 

Mississippi is not a battleground state.
 
This state will, without a doubt, vote Republican, no matter what Democrats or Republicans do. But I’m not telling you anything you didn’t know.
This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t vote though. Voter apathy is not something of which to be proud, and we should really consider it embarrassing.
 

We move into the halfway point of this fall’s theatrical performance of the 2012-13 school year. Fifty years of integration and a new football coach, record enrollment and an election year: This show has quite a bit going on. So if the whole world is a stage then why is intermission (fall break) not until three weeks before the show’s over until spring?

I’m going to ask you a series of questions that will help determine where you fall on the ideological spectrum from a survey that I recently found.
Do you believe that the poor need to be taken care of? Do you believe that homosexuals should have the same basic rights as heterosexuals? Do you believe that everyone should have access to health care?