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The “Impression- A -Bull Project,” was a chance for pit bull owners to shine a different light on a breed that has recently gained a negative reputation....
If a picture is worth a thousand words- than this gallery is an essay about pit bulls and their role as a family pet.
Billie Jean Phinnisee says, “I think it is absolutely beautiful and it portrays these animals in a way that we see them everyday and it is good for people to see them like that as well.”
The "Impression- A- Bull Project” was a chance for responsible pit bull owners to show off their dogs as family pets.
Jana Mandes of Nashville Pittie says, “It just turned out to be a perfect sampling of all the amazing pit bull owners that we have in Nashville they range anywhere from business owners to people in the corporate world to teachers nurses.”
As well as a chance to break down some misconceptions about the breed...
Jana Mandes says, “They have a bad wrap because of a few just a very few irresponsible cruel people and that is what people most often see and we want to change that and we want people to see what we see every day.”
Christy Eidson says, “If you discriminated against another human in this day and age it would not be tolerated yet we are going to do this to this animal.”
Christy Eidson took part in the project… As a stand up comedian she posed with her pets on stage....
Christy Eidson says, “It is refreshing to see the different faces of pit bull owners here they come from every walk of life- every different background they are not all tied to trees in back yards.”
Twenty four families posed with their pit bulls in hopes their family photo will change the way people see the pit bull breed.
Pit bull owners paid two hundred dollars for the photo session with their pets - along with a display in today's show a portion of the fee will go towards helping to spay and neuter pit bulls.
Sunday, August 5 2012, 06:25 PM CDT
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.