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"Numerically lucky numbers," says Wedding Chapel Manager Jane Billingsley. "1 2 1 2 1 2 = 9, so how can you go wrong being married today?"
"Supposed to bring us good luck and actually be the only symbolic day like this we'll see in my lifetime," says groom Michael Edwards.
The folks at Summit Hospital will remember this day for another reason, one family in particular. Melissa Sewell delivered little James Corbin on this day by design. In addition to being easy for dad to remember,r she says the numbers have special meaning for her family.
"They equal to 36, which is my dad's old football number, so I thought that was lucky and kinda cool, so," says new mother Melissa Sewell.
No bride or groom ever wants to forget their anniversary and John and Corinna Fitch figured getting married on a day like this was insurance. They tied the knot outside the Chamber of Commerce Office in Gallatin. They sealed it with a kiss to remember, joining the Edwards' on a walk together that began on a day that will be impossible to forget. Across the country, hundreds of couples tied the knot today. Las Vegas saw 10 times its normal number of weddings. This day will also be remembered as the day Pope Benedict sent his first Tweet.
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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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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.