Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:01:26 GMT
Dozens of Petal residents and members of nearly one dozen Native-American tribes from six Southeastern states are engaging in an exchange of cultures for the first time in the Friendly City this weekend.More >>
Members of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and other tribes are taking part in the 12th annual Golden Eagle Pow Wow.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:11:41 GMT
Churches from around the Petal area gathered today for the Community Easter Celebration. Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the trueMore >>
Guests from over 18 different church congregations filled the Petal Performing Arts Center to celebrate the true meaning of Easter with song and praise while listening to scripture reading from several local pastors.
Thursday, April 10 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:13:00 GMT
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. Dr. Martin Ugwudike was found dead in his home in the Canebrake subdivision near Hattiesburg just before noon. Ugwudike, who hasMore >>
A Columbia doctor charged with sexual battery has taken his own life. More >>
Remember that episode of Sherlock where they have a stop a bomb from going off under Parliament, carried under the historic building via a train moving through decommissioned Underground stations, also known as "ghost" stations? How about a similar storyline in V for Vendetta? It seems like unused Underground stations are popping up right and left in pop culture these days, as well they should, because they're kind of fascinating: once built and intended as busy station platforms for people on the go, they've fallen into disuse and been abandoned to time, subway tile and all. (Though Churchill did use one as an underground command center during the war.)
She's working with architects to develop viable plans for converting these unused stations into swimming pools, night clubs, performance venues, and more. Part of her campaign includes a promise to engage in a co-creation program soliciting ideas from artists and designers and then having members of the public vote on which they like best. If she takes the election, Parisian nightlife could get a whole lot more subterranean, and that much more interesting.
If she doesn't, hopefully someone else will pick up the idea and run with it, as it has definite merit. Abandoned stations can become problematic for transit authorities, and they represent a tragic waste of space in cities like Paris, where centuries of life have seriously cramped residents. Extending underground space doesn't have to be all fun and games, either -- London is considering proposals to turn abandoned stations into underground farms, another option for helping the city achieve food independence.
New York City, for one, might want to take inspiration from the idea. With a little elbow grease from New York concrete contractors, they could transform ghost stations into lively spots for dancing, food, social events, sports, and so much more. An underground world seems only fitting for New York, since the city is such a trendsetter for the United States. Imagine hopping a train and stepping off into a wonderland -- without having to brave the chill of a New York City winter!