Erica Jong, who turned 64 on March 26, is still talking about sex. Her racy debut novel, The Fear of Flying, was the must-read of 1973. (And I still remember sneaking my mother's paperback version years later into my room and reading every delicious, salacious page.) Now she has written a confessional memoir, Seducing the Demon. It's her 20th book.
The memoir is a catalogue, of sorts, of her lovers. How many? "Not as many as people would think," she says. "I look for love, not hook-ups, alas. I hate to admit it."
Graceland was bought by Elvis in 1957 for $103,000 with earnings from his first hit record, Heartbreak Hotel.
Graceland officials are pursuing plans to expand tourism and have just opened two new exhibits in Memphis: Elvis After Dark, which explores Elvis' night owl habits, and Elvis 56, which focuses on the explosion of his career in 1956.
Harrison County's Hurricane Katrina recovery will be highlighted at two public meetings in early April when residents can learn about potential long-term community projects and voice their opinions about recovery plans.
The open house meetings are set for April 3 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi and April 6 at the West Harrison County Civic Center in Pass Christian. Residents may come any time between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
After viewing depictions of potential community recovery projects, residents will be asked to provide written feedback to express their views. Comments will be recorded for future reference.
Smoking will be banned inside all publicly owned buildings in Mississippi under a bill, H.B. 123 (The Clean Air Act), signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour.
The ban, effective July 1, will cover city halls, county courthouses and state government buildings.
Smoking is already limited to certain areas at the Capitol. Under the new law, smoking will also be prohibited in buildings leased by the state, county or city government. The only exception is space in a government building used by law enforcement officers.
Smoking will not be allowed in any building used by the universities and junior colleges for student instruction, including classrooms, auditoriums, theaters, laboratories, hallways and restrooms. It will be up to colleges to decide if smoking will be allowed in the private offices of faculty and staff.
The Sun Herald wants to properly acknowledge and thank all the volunteers, individuals or part of civic groups, schools, churches and other organizations, that have come to South Mississippi to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. If you were a volunteer or you know of a group or individual who has been here previously, e-mail their name, hometown and a brief description of their work to Tracy Dash at firstname.lastname@example.org for recognition.
State of Mine helps you keep home close to your heart with their home-state necklaces. Pick one of the 49 state charms and add a diamond to show off your hometown. Or chose the charm of the continental U.S. and place the diamond in your home state to represent.
Snatch up Yoplait yogurt cups with pink lids through July 31. For every lid you mail in, the company will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $1.5 million, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000.
Encourage others to get involved. Click here to download the Save Lids to Save Lives materials to help you collect lids. Click here to find out more about the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.