Monday, July 6, 2009

Robert McNamara dies at 93

"Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a disastrous conflict he later denounced as 'terribly wrong,' died Monday. He was 93."

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Shacking Up In The Mississippi Delta

The Shack Up Inn says it all – if this ain’t your kind of place, don’t bother stopping because there are plenty of others who see the charm in spending the night in a shotgun shack.

More people than you’d think.

At a time when most hotels are struggling to find ways to attract new guests, the Shack Up Inn, which rents out renovated share cropper shacks on a former cotton plantation, has seen its business grow amid the recession.

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McCarty: Ex-POW group locked in a battle against time

"Bob West nearly starved to death during his captivity as a prisoner of war during World War II, wasting away from 170 pounds to about 110 — the weight of a skinny teenage girl. He subsisted on virtually no rations while being marched from Poland across Northern Europe to the Western front."

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