Lead Assignment

  1. In response to a consecutive decline in student enrollment, the Hattiesburg Board of Education met today to discuss new rules proposed by the administration.
     With all members present, Assistant superintendent Max Hoemmeldorfer put the decline in prospective, stating “…”.

Who? All members of Hattiesburg BOE

What? Policy meeting

Where? Unknown

When? This Morning

Why? Discuss fixes to dropping enrollment

How? Proposing new policies and rules

  1. Two Backwater State professors are not among the five dead after a TWA jet crashed during takeoff from Kennedy Space Center Thursday night.
     Professor of rural sociology John Dumont and professor of English George Johnson survived the crash along with 35 other passengers.

Who? 2 associate professors, 40 living passengers, 5 dead

What? Downed TWA Jet

When? Thursday night

Where? Kennedy International Airport



  1. Award-winning author Norman Meeman spoke 4:30 p.m on Sunday at the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library to a crowd of 67 students. 
    Meeman is best known for his book, My Life as Far as It Goes, of which he won the Pulitzer Prize two years ago for…

Who? Norman Meeman

What? Esteemed author speaks to students

When? 4:30 Sunday

Where? Room 111 of William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library

Why? To speak on writing


  1. Among the 32 winners of the George Washington Honor Medal was Clement Crabtree, a professor of horticulture, who was recognized for his essay “Plan for Peace.”
    The essay urged for the distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

Who? Clement Crabtree

What? Recognized for George Washington Honor Medal

When? Last week

Where? Penn.

Why? “Plan for Peace”

How? At ceremony

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