Saturday
Jan152011

Batson Law Enforcement Run

Produced by Jim Albritton | Graduates of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy--now serving in various state and local law enforcement agencies--participated in a symbolic one-mile run from Millsaps College to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children on the University of Mississippi Medical Center Campus. The run is intended to show support for the patients and staff at Mississippi's only children's hospital. Runners made donations and presented more than $1,000 to Dr. Bev Evans, Chairman of Pediatrics, at UMMC.

Saturday
Jan152011

Protecting Memories | UMMC to Lead in $26 Million Nationwide Alzheimer's Study 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center and four collaborating academic medical centers have received a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's and related forms of cognitive decline. The multi-year study, building on clinical data collected from 16,000 patient participants over 20 years, is expected to give researchers a unique window on the early physiological changes that might eventually culminate in Alzheimer's.

The NIH grant and the creation of the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) was announced at a press conference at UMMC. Supporters of the new research center combating Alzheimer's disease and dementia also announced a $9 million campaign aimed at raising private funds to support its work.

Saturday
Jan152011

Mississippi and the Civil War | Roads to Raymond 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Retired Brigadier General Parker Hills leads a bus tour of the "Roads to Raymond" during the Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign. Follow the path of Union troops from Grand Gulf to Port Gibson and on to the Raymond Battlefield and the burning of Jackson. The tour is part of the annual Pilgrimage celebration for the City of Raymond, Mississippi. For more information, go to Friends of Raymond of Raymond and BattleFocus

Saturday
Jan152011

Hurricane Katrina | Mississippi Then and Now | Five Years Later 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A look back at the devastation Hurricane Katrina brought to the Mississippi gulf coast from Pearlington to Pascagoula, ending with a brief look at parts of the gulf coast today.

Saturday
Jan152011

Summer of Newsocracy | 2010 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A look back at some of the highlights of Newsocracy's first summer online, including the BP oil spill on the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts. From Sardis Lake to Las Vegas, from Venice, Louisiana to Yazoo City, Mississippi, Newsocracy was there.

Saturday
Jan152011

UMMC, Mayo Clinic Sign Agreement to Increase Research and Training 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic came together to sign a formal agreement to increase translational research and training between the the health institutions. For more information, go to http://www.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

Newborn Intensive Care Unit Reunion | 2010 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Hundreds of children who were born prematurely and treated at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center gathered for a reunion with physicians, nurses and other staff in August at the Norman C. Nelson Student Union on the UMC campus. The NICU Reunion was sponsored and organized by the Junior League of Jackson. The NICU at the Wiser Hospital is the only Level 3 NICU in Mississippi, offering the highest level of care for premature births and congenital birth defects. It treats more than 4,000 patients each year.

Saturday
Jan152011

Miss Mississippi Sarah Beth James Visits Batson Hospital for Children 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Sarah Beth James, Miss Mississippi, visits the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, going room-to-room, giving each patient a teddy bear. For more information about Batson, go to http://childrenshospital.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

Dancing with the Mississippi Stars | A Benefit for Community Place 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Celebrity dancers competed in the inaugural Dancing with the Mississippi Stars, a benefit for Community Place. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to Community Place's relocation initiative. The celebrity dancers were Kristy Cronin, Mrs. Mississippi 2006, Linda Allen, WJTV News Channel 12, Pamela Nail, Mrs. World 1998, Othor Cain, The Mississippi Link, and Heather Sophia, 16 WAPT. Judges were Sister Dorothea Sondgerath, Sam Mims, Jill Conner Browne, Brad McMullan, LaRecca Rucker and Helen McDaniel. To learn more about Community Place, go to http://visitcommunityplace.org.

Saturday
Jan152011

What a Wonderful World | BP Free Version | Scenes for the Gulf 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Scenes from the gulf coasts of Mississippi and Louisiana shot in early July, remembering the area as it was before the oil spill and hopefully will be again. There is an oily version, too ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhAhUc... ), that shows the effect of the BP oil spill on the area. The music is copyright 2006 Gold Star Records and is used with the permission of Pete Vallee and Star Entertainment Worldwide. To learn more about Pete/Big Elvis, go to http://bigelvis.biz.

Saturday
Jan152011

What a Wonderful World | BP Oil Spill | Scenes from Mississippi & Louisiana 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Scenes from the BP oil spill in the gulf shot on the Mississippi coast and in Venice and Buras, Louisiana in early July. There is also a BP/oil free version ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX6y-d... ) if you more in the mood to remember the coast as it was and hopefully will be again soon. The music is copyright 2006 Gold Star Records and is used with the permission of Pete Vallee and Star Entertainment Worldwide. To learn more about Pete/Big Elvis, go to http://bigelvis.biz.

Saturday
Jan152011

Rock Doc Talks BP Oil Spill, Tests Absorption Products 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Former petroleum geologist Stan Galicki talks about the BP oil spill. The associate professor of geology at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi also tests various booms and oil absorption devices and products for effectiveness. This is part one of a series of reports on how oil is formed, found and extracted.

Saturday
Jan152011

Mississippi State Football Team Visits Batson Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Head Coach Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State University football team visited sick and injured kids at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson. This is the fifth year the Bulldogs have taken a time-out to see patients at the state's only children's hospital.

Saturday
Jan152011

Remembering Elvis | The King Reigns Supreme in Las Vegas 

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than three decades after his death, Elvis Presley's memory and influence are alive and well in Las Vegas. Pete Vallee who performs as Big Elvis on the Vegas strip remembers the man admires on the 33rd anniversary of his death. See http://youtu.be/UYiWlSS6sNY and http://youtu.be/B-6NvDbO6B4 for more on Elvis and Las Vegas. For more about Pete, go to http://bigelvis.biz. The music is copyright 2006 Gold Star Records and is used with the permission of Pete Vallee and Star Entertainment Worldwide.

Saturday
Jan152011

Las Vegas 2010 | Suspicious Minds 

Produced by Jim Albritton | It's Vegas, Baby! Twenty-four hours--day and night--on the Las Vegas Strip set to Elvis' "Suspicious Minds" sung by Pete Valle, AKA Big Elvis at Bill's Gamblin' Hall and Saloon. This video was shot in June 2010. Watch our other Las Vegas video, too ( http://youtu.be/B-6NvDbO6B4 ). For more about Pete, go to http://bigelvis.biz. The music is copyright 2006 Gold Star Records and is used with the permission of Pete Vallee and Star Entertainment Worldwide.