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"Win or lose I've made top ten. So proud. Get to be on tour. This has been an amazing learning experience found myself as an artist." says Angie Miller.
"It's an amazing opp because it's the best way to get your music out there it's a platform as an artist." says Nashville's Kree Harrison.
It's not all glam, with every compliment - comes criticism.
"It's really difficult to sway peoples thoughts. It's imprint for people to know TV is TV and editing is editing." says Curtis Finch Junior.
The public is one thing - the judges another. But the contestants say they welcome all their comments! "The best advice he gave me was last week ago when I sang the Keith song. He said that wasn't the right song for me and I know now just because you like a song doesn't mean you can sing it well." says Lazaro Arbos.
"As a whole I appreciate their opinion. I don't want them to be positive. I want them to give me feedback so I can grow." says Paul Jolley.
One down and nine to go before we know if one of our locals, or another talented contestant, will take the Idol crown!
Friday, March 15 2013, 05:47 AM 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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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.