Daily Lead 3.6.14: Bowling for soup

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com

Adam Robison | Buy at photos.djournal.com

Good morning. As we ponder whether “The Walking Dead” is in danger of jumping the shark, let’s take a look at the top headlines in today’s Daily Journal.

Yes, soup for you – The Soup Nazi would not have enjoyed working yesterday’s Empty Bowls lunch in Tupelo. There was soup of all kinds for everyone to enjoy, and a lot of money was raised for the Salvation Army. Be sure you go to the bottom of the story and watch the very well-done video by Journal photographer Lauren Wood.

A helping hand – The Stauffer family is getting their home expanded at no cost to them. The kindness just keeps pouring in for Beth Stauffer, who lost her husband, Sgt. Gale Stauffer, in a shootout on Dec. 23. The gentleman spearheading the work said it well. “…it’s an act of God to help a stranger.”

Maintaining speed – Hallelujah, the so-called slowdown rule is dead. May it forever remain buried in the barren recesses of Bret Bielema‘s mind.

• Holland’s return – We’ve got more on the story of Rep. Steve Holland returning to the Capitol as he recovers from gallbladder surgery. No hair-raising quotes from Holland yesterday, but he did have this little gem: “After 31 years of stacking BBs, you would get pretty good at it.”

Bluegrass time – This concert is kind of a big deal, especially if you like good music. I mean, the “Queen of Bluegrass” is gonna be there, and apparently that title does not belong to Alison Krauss.

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