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Inside the Tyson Foods Empire

May 2, 2005 - Last week, Tyson Foods -- the Arkansas-based poultry and meatpacking conglomerate -- announced a $1.5 million settlement with the SEC for making "misleading or inadquate disclosures" about payments and perks showered on top executives, especially former senior chairman Don Tyson.

Clean Sweep Against Gay Marriage in the South

April 12, 2005 - Our friend Pam Spaulding has a rundown on "The State of Bigoted Marriage Amendments" newly added to state constitutions. The South is, to no one's surprise, solid on the issue. Five Southern states passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage just last year: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi (plus, for good measure, border state Oklahoma). North Carolina has such an amendment under consideration.