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Thursday, 7/3

Air date 07/03/14
Segment 1:
 
A campaign adviser for six-term Sen. Thad Cochran  says it's time for tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel to concede the race and stop making quote "baseless claims about  people voting illegally in last week's Republican primary runoff.  In a press briefing yesterday in Jackson, Cochran Senior advisor, Austin Barbour says he applauds McDaniels supporters for running a good campaign .
 
Segment 2:
 
Using fireworks on the fourth of July is as traditional as cookouts and parades. They are equally as dangerous.   According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, fireworks send thousands of people to the hospital each year and cause millions of dollars in fire loses.  Jim Pollard is with AMR--American Medical Response.
 
 
Segment 3:
 
"Sailing to Aluvium” is the third book in a trilogy set in the Mississippi Delta.  The lead characters are the foul-mouthed Junior Ray and his side-kick Voyd Mudd.  Author, John Pritchard, sat down with our Evelina Burnett to talk about the series.
 
Segment 4: 
 
The city of Gulfport is marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. On July 2 of that year, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. About 50 people gathered in front of Gulfport’s City Hall for a ceremony yesterday morning marking the anniversary of the landmark legislation. Ruth Storey, president of the Gulfport chapter of the NAACP, says the bill ended racial discrimination in schools and helped stop unequal voter registration rules. 
 


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