The Coachella Valley's northwest entrance along Interstate 10 is known as the San Gorgonio Pass and is the second windiest place in the country. Cool coastal air is forced through the pass and mixes with the hot desert air, making the San Gorgonio Pass one of only three ideal places in California for steady, wind-generated electricity. At the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, thousands of huge wind turbines spread across the desert and hills on either side of the highway greet visitors as they approach the crest of the pass and have become somewhat of a symbol of the area.
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Produced by Jim Albritton | Patients and staff at Mississippi's only children's cancer clinic think retiring pediatric oncologist Dr. Rathi Iyer is pretty amazing and they set out to prove it.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Planes, fireworks and a spectacular sunset highlighted the Independence Celebration at the Ross Barnett Reservoir on June 29, 2013. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy
Produced by Jim Albritton | Dr. James Hardy and a team of surgeons at the University of Mississippi Medical Center transplanted a human lung into the chest of a 58-year-old man on June 12, 1963. That transplant surgery was the first of its kind in the world. Seven months later the same team would make history again, transplanting a chimpanzee heart into a man.
Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 150 motorcyclists rode a 150 mile route from the McComb Walmart to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. The Children's Miracle Network event, organized and sponsored by the store, raised $3,000 for Batson Children's Hospital.
Produced by Jim Albritton | Camp Rainbow offers more than its share of thrills for children who have or had cancer. This summer camp in Utica, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, gives campers from all over the state a chance to be typical kids.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame have a long history at Chatawa, dating to 1874. The sisters operated a school on site and constructed several prominent buildings, including two three-story dormitories in 1908. The school closed in 1975, 100 years after opening. The sisters converted part of the school into their retirement center in 1977. And in 1989, in this quiet, peaceful setting, they established a retreat center for private and group retreats in the original church and convent. That church, known as St. Theresa's, was the scene of a celebrity wedding in 1941 when Irish-born actress Maureen O’Hara married McComb native William Houston Price. Many of the Sisters of Notre Dame are buried in a small cemetery nearby St. Mary of the Pines.