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April 21, 2013

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SBW draws thousands to MSU
Megan said she enjoyed SBW because it felt like a preview of the fall football season without the stress of knowing the football team’s record was on the line. She said she also enjoyed the company of friends and the Old Main Music Festival. She said it was an especially nice way to spend a birthday. “We’ve been waiting on it all year,” Megan said. Megan and Emily’s birthday wasn’t the only one celebrated on campus Saturday. Across the street, at MSU’s Herzer Building, MSU faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of MSU’s Edam cheese production. On hand with one of the original wooden MSU Edam cheese molds from 1938 was Leota Cardwell, widow of Joe Cardwell, who spent several years in charge of Edam cheese production and directly succeeded founder Frederick Herman Herzer. “(Joe) would really love to be here,” Leota said. “This has been an absolutely fantastic day. They started out with 10 molds in 1938. They were allowed to get out of Holland
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Amid hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, dips, and other tailgating favorites, the Allen family had something most others tailgating for Super Bulldog Weekend in the Junction did not: a birthday cake. Amy Allen, mother of twin MSU students Emily and Megan Allen, said the twins’ 21st birthday technically fell on Monday, but SBW presented the best opportunity to bring together the twins’ family and friends to celebrate. While the family does routinely tailgate for football games and their birthday often falls near SBW, Emily said this was the first time they specifically had a tailgating birthday party on SBW itself. “We’ve tailgated every time we’ve come, but we’ve probably only been coming for five years to SBW. We’re thankful to our family and friends (for doing) this,” Emily said. “All our friends are coming up that don’t go (to MSU). It’s memorable.” The Allens were among thousands who came to MSU’s campus Saturday to celebrate Super Bulldog Weekend, enjoying cookouts, games, and plenty of cowbell ringing.
A portion of the 14,562 fans watch Saturday afternoon’s baseball game against the Auburn Tigers. The attendance was the second largest all-time at Dudy Noble Field. Super Bulldog Weekend attracted gatherings such as this at See SUPER | Page A-3 many events over the past three days. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
Three Miss. St. alumni honored for achievement
Cotton District buzzes with culture during arts festival
By STEVEN NALLEY For years, vendors at the Cotton District Arts Festival have sold wooden birdhouses, wooden toys, wooden statues, wooden furniture and other wooden craftwork. Nate Pugh’s woodwork with Ported Acoustics is different.  He makes wooden stands for phones, tablets and other electronic devices with wooden echo chambers strategically located to amplify the devices’ native speakers.  “Basically, it redirects the sound coming off your phone, and it resonates,” Pugh said. “It’s just throwing the sound back at you.” Pugh was one of the newest among more than 100 artisans at the Starkville Area Arts Council’s 18th annual Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday on University Boulevard and adjacent streets. Angella Baker, volunteer chair and publicity co-chair for CDAF, said a total of 118 artisans signed up, and attendance was strong. She said she had been involved with the festival for several years, going on a hiatus when she lived in Georgia from 2005-10. She said this was her first year to serve as a
The annual Cotton District Arts Festival again brought huge crowds pouring into the Cotton District on Saturday. Thousands enjoyed art vendors, food, music and activities. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
Alan Nunnelee has come to understand Mississippi’s agricultural issues better since becoming U.S. Representative for the state’s first district. He currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. Before joining that subcommittee, he said, he spent several years as a state senator working on agricultural issues. “(But) I never was one of those that rolled up my sleeves and got involved in making those issues happen,” Nunnelee said. “(Now,) I understand how very important it is that the U.S. Congress adopt long-term farm legislation .... that willl not just benefit Mississippi but everybody in the world that enjoys eating. Agricultural research is critical.” MSU leaders presented three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Awards at the CALS Alumni Breakfast Saturday at the Bost Extension Center. The recipients were U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers Frank Davis and Jack McCarty and Cal Maine Foods Chief Operations Officer Sherman Miller. Nunnelee, an MSU alumnus himself, said he was pleased to spend the Super Bulldog Weekend on campus. “It’s been a rough week in Washington,” Nunnelee said. “(When) you spend a couple of days with the Bulldog nation, it’s great medicine.” Davis spent 35 years working for USDA’s Starkville office, and when he retired, he said he left its boll weevil laboratory and moved only a few yards into his current office in MSU’s Clay Lyle Entomology Building. In the years since, Davis has developed an internationally known MSU Insect Rearing Workshop. Davis earned all three of his MSU degrees in entomology by age 25, and he said his devotion to MSU and Starkville predated those degrees. “Mississippi State has been my life since I was about ... 10 years old in the 4-H club,” Davis said. “I can’t think of anything better than to be honored by my university. We’ve had a lot of great success with the Insect Rearing Workshop. USDA never moved me anywhere except in 1980, (when) they asked me to go to the Philippines to help with the International Rice Research Institute (for six months).” McCarty has been a USDA research agronomist for 36 years. Walter Taylor, CALS associate dean, said McCarty’s research on cotton lines that resist insects and nematodes had impacted cotton breeding and production worldwide. McCarty said it all began with his education at MSU, where he studied under professors who had experienced the Great Depression and World War II.
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email life@starkvilledailynews. com.
u Cotton District Arts Festival — The Cotton District Arts Festival will be held in the Cotton District. The 2013 festival will host artisans from all over the southeast, including Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. u IAS restoration outreach fundraiser — IAS Restoration Outreach is hosting a fundraiser starting at 6:30 a.m. at 203 North Lafayette Street. Tables, chairs, books, clothes and other things will be available. u OCMA meeting — The Oktibbeha County Ministerial Alliance’s (OCMA) monthly meeting will be at 7 a.m. at the Hilton Gardner Inn, 975 Hwy. 12 East. u Household Hazardous Waste Day — GTR Solid Waste Management will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GTR landfill on Old West Point Road. For a list of acceptable items, visit www. cityofstarkville.orge or call 662-324-7566. u Church leadership concert — New Zion United Methodist Church will host a non-denominational church leadership conference at 10 a.m. at 2169 South Montgomery Street. Anyone that is interested is invited to attend. u Support group meeting — The Pilot Club-sponsored Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. at Wendie Woods Counseling on East Lampkin Street (across from Starkville Daily News). For more information call Liz at 312 7625. u Arnold-Peters Happy Singers — The Arnold-Peters Singers will perform Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Children’s Village.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership office recently held a ribbon cutting and celebration for The Style Loft on Main Street located at 221 East Main. Joining the owners for this grand opening were friends, family, GSDP staff and ambassadors. (Submitted photo)
Street. For more information, call 662-312-2736. u Church Service — A fruits of the spirit program will be presented at Boyd Chapel U.M. Church at 3 p.m. Guests from area churches will speak on each fruit. The public is invited. u Revival services — Mt. Pleasant No. 1 M.B. Church of Louisville will host its annual spring revival April 21-23. Sunday service will begin at 3 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday. Pastor Nathaniel Best of St. Matthew M.B. Church in Starkville will be guest speaker. Everyone is invited.
District of Mississippi. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a reception for Presley and Democratic candidates for municipal offices. Dinner begins at 7. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. Tickets purchased at the door will be $17 for adults and $12 for youth. To purchase advance tickets contact Chris Taylor at 662-617-3671, Nina Peele at 662-418-5146, Alfreda Outlaw at 662-6170937 or Patti Drapala at 662323-4655. u Spring revival services — The First Church of Christ will hold spring revivals at 7:30 p.m. every night through Wednesday. George Miller of will be the evangelist. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 662-
u Healing crusade — Evangelist Mike Peterson will be at First Assembly of God for a healing crusade at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 218 Louisville
324-1034. u Rotary meeting — The Starkville Rotary Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. in the Tuesday Starkville Country Club. The speaker at this week’s meeting u Civic League meeting will be Jim West, Dean of the — The Starkville Civic League MSU College of Architecture will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the and Design. Mississippi Room of Cadence u Democratic fundraiser Bank. For more information, — The Oktibbeha County call 662-323-9418. Democratic Party will host its u Kiwanis meeting — annual “Beans and Greens” Starkville Kiwanis Club will dinner and fundraiser at the meet at noon at the Hilton Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Garden Inn. The speaker will Lane. Keynote speaker will be be Frank Rogers. Brandon Presley, public service commissioner for the Northern
u Modern Woodmen client appreciation dinner — Modern Woodmen will host a client appreciation dinner at CJ’s Pizza from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 25. The meal will cost $5 per person. Family, friends and non-members are welcome to attend. To RSVP, contact Barbara Coats at 662-
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418-7957 or barbara.r.coats@ room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments u Hunger banquet — being dulcimers, but other instruments are There will be an Oxfam acoustic America Hunger Banquet, welcome to join in playing folk a dinner simulation about music, traditional ballads and hunger in America at 6 hymns. For more information, p.m. April 25 at the Bost S. contact 662-323-6290. u Samaritan Club Auditorium at MSU. It’s free Starkville Samaritan meetings — and open to the public, but participants are encouraged Club meets on the second and to bring nonperishable food fourth Monday of each month items as admission. The event at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli is sponsored by Volunteer (Coach’s Corner). All potential Starkville, Maroon Volunteer members and other guests are Center, AmeriCorps VISTA, invited to attend. The Samaritan Youth Service America, and Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, Sodexo Foundation. community service u Speaker series — The provides and supports youth programs. Starkville 175th birthday speaker series will be held For more information, email Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the John Grisham room at the or call 662-323-1338. u OSERVS classes — MSU library. Guest speaker will be Jimmy Cole presenting OSERVS is offering multiple on how Starkville relates to courses for the community and for health care professionals MSU. u Society meeting — The to ensure readiness when an large Oktibbeha County Historical emergency situation or small arises. If interested and Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Starkville in having OSERVS conduct Public Library. Bill Crumpton one of these courses, feel free will present a program on to contact the agency’s office by phone at (662) 384-2200 family connections. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by Friday the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street u Johnathan Scales during those same hours. Fees Fourchestra — The Jonathan are assessed per participant and Scales Fourchestra will include all necessary training perform at 10 p.m. at Dave’s materials. u Spring speaker series Dark Horse Tavern. — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Recurring Grisham room at the Mitchell u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-3204607. u Writing group — The Group Starkville Writer’s meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at or call 662-323-8152. u SOAR grant application — SOAR, the local community foundation, announces its 2013 grant application process. Application forms for Starkville area non profits
wish to extend their deepest gratitude to the members of the
on the occasion of
National Volunteer Week April 21-27
We think you’re terrific for your efforts each day, and the care and commitment you always display. We’re grateful to know we can count on you. Please accept our thanks for all that you do!
applying for a startup project grant or for the expansion of ongoing projects may be obtained by email from Jan Eastman (jeastma@bellsouth. net). Application deadline is April 30. u Scholarship opportunity — David Rogers Memorial Scholarship applications are now available for graduating high school seniors.  The deadline for submission is April 15.  Applications can be obtained by calling 662-3233977 or visit the web at www. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Comfort Inn and Suites. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-4187957 or Matt Rose at 662275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or e-mail u Recycling bags available — Recycling bags are now available for pick-up at the Sanitation and Environmental Services Department, located at 506 D.L. Conner Drive. You make pick-up your supply of bags now through April 30, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those wishing to participate in the recycling program may sign up at any time. u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Jesus Lives” from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662-323-7597. u Childbirth classes — North Miss. Medical Center in West Point will host childbirth classes Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $35. For more information, call 662-4952292 or 1-800-843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection – Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http:// or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly.wheat@gentiva. com.
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A huge crowd packed the east side of Davis Wade Stadium Saturday for the Maroon-White Spring Football Game. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
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“They had a keen desire to help the students succeed, because after the experiences they had, they were about the betterment of mankind,” McCarty said. “It was not about themselves. Because of the influences and guidances
they gave me, the successes I’ve had in my career are due to them.” Taylor said Miller graduated from MSU in poultry science, beginning his 14-year career at Cal Maine Foods as a student intern at its Edwards plant. Cal Maine Foods is the largest producer and distributor of fresh eggs in the U.S., he said,
and as its COO, Miller now employs many MSU students as interns and graduates as employees. Miller said he was honored to be an MSU graduate and to have MSU recognize not only him, but also the poultry industry. “Poultry is a part of feeding not only the nation but the world,” Miller said. “When I
left MSU, I felt I had a very well-rounded education and excellent professors, with the confidence that wherever I went, I had the tools to be successful. I’ve had the privilege of moving and living all around the U.S., and wherever I go, I can still be thankful for the education and the start I got at MSU.” there were a lot of wonderful artists, (but) sthe tried to keep it down to what spoke to her.” Lodato said there were two ways patrons could support artists at this year’s exhibition. First, she said, they could pledge to purchase at least one exhibit item before the exhibit opened to the public, selecting it once the exhibit opened. Second, she said, they could give merit prize winners — entries Cunningham marked as notable without awarding them first or second place — a $100 or $200 award while still letting the artists keep their entry to sell at a later date. Both methods saw significant success, Lodato said. “What I was appreciative of is a lot of people bought a lot of work this year, so a lot of work moved,” Lodato said. “It came and was appreciated and was sold.”
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just before they closed the port (because of) World War II. Volume has changed because they were able to produce more of the molds. In 2012, they produced over 50,000 Edams. All 50 states have ordered Edam cheese from here.” It was also a day to celebrate MSU athletics, with the football team scrimmaging in the Maroon and White spring game, the baseball team facing Auburn University, the soccer team facing the University of Southern Mississippi and the tennis courts hosting the women’s tennis SEC Championship.  Templeton Hardy, who was the MSU football team’s offensive guard before graduating in 2012, said he was eager to take in the spring football game as an audience member where he had previously been a participant. He said he also had the chance to reunite with his former teammates Friday evening. “It was great. We all hang together. We’re still a big family, a big team,” Hardy said. “(I want them) to go out and have fun and show the crowd and show fans what they can expect from them next season.”
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chairperson since 2005, and the attendance had grown significantly since then. “It’s about tripled in size. It’s grown from, say, 12,000 to 42,000,” Baker said. “I think it’s going fantastic. We’ve worked well together as a team. The amazing weather has definitely helped our attendance.” Pugh said he and a friend first came up with the idea for Ported Acoustics last April, and as such, this was his first CDAF. He said the idea came from friends he had seen put their phones in bowls and cups to amplify the phones’ sound, and he wanted to use his mechanical inclinations to take the concept a step further. Ported Acoustics had a provisional patent pending on the concept now, Pugh said,
and he was initially hesitant shows for the last year. We about attending CDAF because were at the (Everything) he thought of himself less Garden Expo three weekends as an artisan and more as an ago,” Griffin said. “It was entrepreneur. In the end, he easy to get in here. They even said, the results from CDAF brought cinnamon rolls by to were worthwhile. us this morning. They made us “It’s been doing really well,” feel welcome, that’s for sure.” Pugh said. “I’ve had a lot of CDAF was also prolific for feedback from a lot of people, visual artists at its Juried Arts a lot of interest.” Exhibition. Linda Lodato, Another newcomer to exhibition chair, said 121 artists CDAF was Charlie Griffin with entered this year, and that was Ironwood Treasures, based the most entries she had seen in Ethelsville, Ala. Griffin’s in the four years she had served wares not only included iron as chair. sculptures but also iron and This year’s juror, Alabama wood furniture, iron flowers artist Nan Cunningham, culled with bottles for leaves and glass the entries by half for the blossoms he said were made in finalized exhibition, Lodato Columbus by Jane Crawford.  said. Typically, she said, the He said he, too, was pleased exhibition specified that 65with the results from his first 70 entries would make the CDAF, and he was especially exhibition. pleased with the reception they “It was very surprising. got from CDAF’s staff. She’s a very talented artist and “We’ve only been doing juror,” Lodato said. “She said
While some competed on the gridiron, others competed on iron grills. One of the teams competing in the SBW Pig Cooking Saturday was Hog Heaven Heroes, and member Ken Butler said he was pleased for them to place second in the whole hog division. He said the team’s name came from its surprising achievement when it first competed four years ago. His brother-in-law invited him to SBW, he said, and together, they entered the competition at the last minute. “We had never done a competition before, (and) we don’t (cook) professionally,” Butler said. “The name kind of stuck, because when we won third place the first time ... have you ever heard the expression ‘when pigs fly?’” Notably, Butler said his wife is actually the MSU alumna in the family. He said he held an undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center system. That Saturday, Butler showed that on Super Bulldog Weekend, even an Ole Miss Rebel can wear maroon. “With my wife being a Bulldog fan, we have to show up and wear the colors,” Butler said.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Jackie Robinson biopic reveals a Miss. connection
A Mississippi baseball manager – one with an acknowledged background that included less than progressive racial views early in his life – played a pivotal role in bringing the first black player to America’s pastime. The number one movie in America this week is “42: The Jackie Robinson Story,” a marvelous film that chronicles the iconic baseball player’s struggle to climb from the old Negro Leagues to become the first AfricanAmerican to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The movie makes note of the Mississippi minor league manager named Robert Clay Hopper. The film is at once disturbing and inspiring. There are moments captured from Robinson’s life that communicate the sheer unfairness that the unwritten rule of the color line in baseball embodied – in which talented athletes aren’t MSU News Editor Sammy allow to compete based McDavid – our reliable solely on the color of institutional memory and a their skin. really fine journalist of the There are also old school – to research moments captured in the the facts surrounding film that focus a bright Robinson’s relationship light on the depth and with Mississippi native breadth of snarling racism Clay Hopper that is Sid Salter that existed not merely in portrayed in the movie. the South, but all over McDavid’s research Syndicated the country in the postrevealed that prior to Columnist World War II days when joining the Brooklyn African-American soldiers, sailors Dodgers on April 15, 1947, and airmen returned home to face the Robinson played in Canada for the same social and in some cases legal minor league Montreal Royals. His barriers that existed before the war. manager there was Mississippian Clay But the film also provided a small Hopper. window into a Mississippi connection Hopper was a three-year letterman to Robinson’s journey to the Baseball in the mid-1920s at Mississippi A&M Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. College (now MSU). His first year at Alerted to the connection from State was 1924, when Coach C.R. retired Mississippi State University “Dudy” Noble won the last of the vice president Roy Ruby, I asked school’s six Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships. After college, Hopper played minor league baseball around the country and eventually became a baseball manager. That’s where Hopper’s life intersected with Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey’s plans to propel Robinson toward breaking the color barrier in the major leagues. Rickey hired Hopper in 1946 to manage the Dodgers’ Triple-A farm club - the Montreal Royals. McDavid’s research turned up this account of the hire from the book “Baseball’s Pivotal Era, 1945-1951” (University of Kentucky Press, 1999), in which author William Marshall recounts that Rickey had hired Hopper for the Montreal job because he “respected Hopper for his baseball knowledge, his soft-spoken manner and his ability to work with players.” But Marshall also reported that
Hopper initially reacted badly to Rickey’s decision to sign Robinson and send him to the Montreal squad that he was managing, telling Rickey: “Please don’t do this to me . . . I’m white and I’ve lived in Mississippi all my life. If you’re going to do this, you’re going to force me to move my family and home out of Mississippi.” McDavid’s research found that Hopper’s views moderated after witnessing Robinson’s abilities and the shameful manner in which he was treated in some venues. University of Indiana journalism professor and baseball historian Chris Lamb, who researched Hopper’s relationship with Robinson for the book “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training” in 2004, wrote last week in Canadian newspapers that Hopper
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to the
Responding to misconceptions about OCSD
Dear Editor:
A Response or comment to the letter by L. Crowell on Thursday April 11, 2013: First, I want to inform the writer that his history has errors and his comments concerning the county students are really upsetting since he works at a public university and serve all students.  East Oktibbeha is simply a name change of B. L. Moor, and was not the result of any fire. B. L. Moor was constructed in l959-60 and the result of the plans of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors in November 1958. It was the Pleasant Grove Project and from this evolved a new site for a school in the eastern area of the county. The project was completed in December of 1959 and in January 1960 students from several community schools congregated at the new brick school named Bluford Love Moor Attendance Center. This school was to serve students in grades 1-12. Students from Lowndes County attended also but we have never had to send our students to another county and I pray that we don’t regress to that now.  The suggestion reminds one of the removals of the Indians to Oklahoma except for the Choctaws who were the friendliest to the white settlers. It slightly reminds one of Hitler putting the Jews in camps because he reasoned them to be inferior. God plants the seeds of genius and understanding amongst the lowest and poorest. He doesn’t discriminate. You seem to be looking back as the farmer in a scenario I recently read. The farmer could not plow a straight row because he kept looking back at the good job he was doing, only to find out at the end that he had not done such a good job. We need to move forward. The two words, which pounce out at the readers of your letter are “inferior” and “race.” Are you suggesting that the residents in the corners of the county spend their money in Webster and Lowndes counties? If the SSD is and has always been superior, then why is
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The rock and roll bar has been lowered
During one of the many semesters I was in college, I fell into a crowd of musicians. Without any musical talent to speak of, I guess I became an honorary member of all of the garage bands that were being formed out of this group. They were all members of a nearly defunct musical fraternity that was desperate for membership. One night I was invited to an “interest” meeting at one of the dorms where they showed an age-old video history of the brotherhood. When the lights came back up, the frat’s leadership was anxious to see how many of us were now interested in joining. “How many of you can play and instrument,” one leader asked? A few people raised to mind when I saw this their hands, but most year’s class for the Rock stayed down. and Roll Hall of Fame. “Ok, how many of you I’m no Rock expert, but enjoy music,” the next guy Bob Dylan, the surviving quizzed? Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, We all slowly lifted our the Rolling Stones and the hands to the air. Beach Boys have got to be “Well, that’s good feeling a little devalued at enough for me,” the man this point. Bryan Davis said. The 2013 class includes Guest Columist To make a long story Heart, Rush, Donna short, I never did officially join up Summer, Randy Newman, Public with the fraternity, but for some reason Enemy and Albert King. I was taught the secret handshake, The message that the HOF is and the pledges left so much “secret” sending musicians is that if you’ve material in my dorm room over the ever had a song on the radio, and you next semester, I kind of consider myself manage to outlast you addictions, stick a member. around and you’ll eventually cycle into This minor event in my life came the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Randy Newman? Really? I say this as a person who admittedly has the “Best of Randy Newman” album on my Ipod. He’s got a friend in me. The man had a few good songs, but Newman is definitely long on haul and short on fame. Halls of Fame are reserved for the best of the best, and the sad fact is that no matter how much attention the Rock museum needs to bring to itself each year, it needs to consider allowing some years to go by without admitting anyone into what should be an exclusive club. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame could take some real pointers from the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. MLB’s voters elected no one to their
Hall this year, and it was for a good reason. There was no one worthy who qualified. They could have allowed Dale Murphy in. I admit that Murphy did not have a Babe Ruth-like career, but he had more hits than Randy Newman. I have to take a little timeout for confession. I don’t know much about the other musicians in this pack. I know enough about Donna Summer to say that when she was good, she was good, but she was not consistently good. My musical taste is very limited to a few genres, and it is limited even
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 • Starkville Daily News • Page A-5
Smith aims to improve value of state’s cattle
By Karen Templeton MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE – When producer and consultant Dr. Gordon Hazard answers his phone, it is often in the middle of a pasture. Hazard has been raising cattle for more than 75 years, and his boots-to-the-ground approach is what helps him make a profit each and every year. He knows what Mississippi cattle producers are up against. “The cattle business, particularly the grazing business, is one of the biggest industries in the state, and veterinarians focused on this practice are, frankly, short in the state,” said Hazard, also known as the “Grass Guru.” That is where Dr. David Smith comes in. He is the first Mikell and Mary Cheek Hall Davis Endowed Professor of Beef Cattle Health and Reproduction at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Smith, a board-certified veterinary epidemiologist, came to MSU from the University of Nebraska. His 30 years of experience in cattle production systems and disease control has prepared him to assist the owners of the 17,000 beef cattle farms in Mississippi. “Dr. Smith comes from an area where there is a lot of emphasis put on the cow-calf portion of the industry, and we need people who understand the business and the importance of raising calves,” Hazard said. “He has the expertise to help us in that area and also in the research arena.” Smith was attracted to the position at MSU’s veterinary college because of the number of faculty interested in preventing animal diseases. “There are talented people here who are interested in livestock health, preventive medicine, and also outreach and education,” Smith said. “Together, we can enhance the information given to cattle producers.” Smith, who studies calf health and food safety, said part of his focus will be on the stocker cattle sector. His aim is to help producers improve their cattle’s marketability as they move them into feedlots. “There’s a great niche for stocker cattle in Mississippi, and we need to provide evidencebased information on how to care for those cattle to increase their health, well-being, performance and, ultimately, value,” Smith said. In addition to finding ways to add value to stocker cattle, Smith wants to identify
Dr. David Smith talks with Class of 2014 students, from left, Seth Jenkins, Lauren Comstock, and Lauren Bright. Smith says he believes his students learn to think on their feet while working with producers. (Photo by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine/Tom Thompson) more efficient ways to capture important information on the state’s cow-calf and stocker cattle operations. “We want to use health and performance records to make good management decisions,” he said. “But, there is also information that can move with the animals to add value. We need to learn what data are most worthwhile and then record them in a system that is easy to use.” Technology and partnerships are key in this endeavor. Smith’s goal is to make the health recording process less cumbersome and more userfriendly. “Not only can a widely used system help producers access health and performance information, it can also help veterinarians make better animal health recommendations to their clients—essentially, taking the herd’s pulse,” Smith said. Smith is getting the job done by getting out and working in the field with producers as well as students. Getting veterinary students involved helps ensure the industry’s current and future success. “We want students prepared to serve rural clientele and to be a part of helping keep these small businesses alive and thriving,” he said. “Understanding those in this industry gives them insight into more than just raising cattle and keeping the market healthy; it is about really understanding community. The veterinarians and producers I’ve worked with are entrenched in their communities beyond just running their businesses—they are often community leaders.” Smith’s students benefit from both classroom and field experiences. “It helps them tremendously to learn to think on their feet and also to take new approaches to problem-solving,” Smith said. “The industry is changing, and we need new critical thinkers to be a part of it.” Smith’s dedication to learning, community and research is exactly what Dr. Mikell Davis had in mind when he and his wife, Mary Cheek Davis, endowed the professorship. Dr. Davis was a faculty member at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine for nearly 30 years, and he is dedicated to educating the next generation of veterinarians and to ensuring the viability of the state’s cattle industry. “I’m excited about Dr. Smith being in the new role. He is a team player and has the expertise needed for the position,” Davis said. “From producer to consumer, the future of the cattle industry is critically important. We want to do anything we can to help increase its health and viability.” Like the researchers at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, people in industry also are taking a team approach to finding success. Jimmy Bryan, owner of Prairie Livestock in West Point, is giving back to his community by helping educate veterinarians in cattle health. Bryan and his wife, Kay, have funded a scholarship and externship in food animal production medicine at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 1993, and now they have funded a beef cattle residency. “Educating students and residents at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is critical to the success of businesses like mine,” Bryan said. “I want this residency to enhance the current program, give eager residents an opportunity, and also serve local communities.” Smith does not take his position as endowed professor lightly. He sees it as his opportunity to build teams, answer important research questions, and give back. “This is more than a job for me; it is a chance to be part of a team with an important mission,” Smith said. “The Davises established something important here, and I feel it is my obligation to do the title justice by serving the veterinarians and cattle producers that are vital to our rural economy.”
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Soil scientists celebrate Earth Day year-round
By Linda Breazeale MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE – Some people celebrate Earth Day with a trip on April 22 to the city park, but soil scientists get daily opportunities to see the importance of protecting the environment. Mississippi State University Extension Service agronomy specialist Keith Crouse said an inexpensive soil test is one of the easiest ways to be a good steward of the earth and enjoy all the land has to offer. As coordinator of the MSU Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab, Crouse has seen test results prevent growers from applying unnecessary fertilizers. “The results of a soil test reveal exactly what the ground needs to grow a specific crop,” he said. Tests help growers apply the right amount of fertilizer, which is good for farm profits and helps prevent excess nutrients from entering the environment. “The perceived expense varies from crop to crop. Knowing what and how much fertilizers a plot of land needs can save growers money,” he said. “Growers must weigh the input costs with what they can expect as a return on their investments. Regardless, they never want to spend money unnecessarily by using too much fertilizer.” Crouse, a native of North Carolina, earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Arkansas before coming to MSU for his master’s in soils and doctorate in horticulture. Since arriving in Mississippi in 1986, Crouse has visited most counties and guided farmers and home gardeners through many challenges. “All the work cannot be done in the lab. Sometimes, we can’t figure out a problem without going to the site and seeing the conditions where the soil sample is taken,” he said. The MSU lab runs about 25,000 samples annually, many from homeowners wanting to determine their garden’s fertility needs. Crouse said determining the soil pH, or acidity level, is usually the most important information from each report. Ross Overstreet became an Extension agent in Lamar County in January. He said Crouse serves as a resource reference for Extension agents like himself and landowners around the state. Overstreet learned about fertility issues when he earned his degree in golf and sports turf management from MSU, but he still appreciates help examining various factors connected to a sample. “Keith is well versed in many crops, including blueberries, which we have a lot of in this area,” Overstreet said. “Most of the soil tests I see are from home gardeners, but they are also popular with growers of hay and
Mississippi State University Extension Service agronomy specialist Keith Crouse sorts through routine samples on April 10, 2013, in the MSU Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab, where every day is Earth Day, not just April 22. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Scott Corey) forage crops.” Overstreet said he has learned that people should not assume they know their soil’s fertility. “This is the best $6 a person can spend on a crop. Without knowing a soil’s fertility for certain, people are just throwing money down the drain when they apply random fertilizer or none at all,” he said. “They can damage
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 • Starkville Daily News • Page A-7
MSU workshop to address mental illness in young adults
For Starkville Daily News A half-day mental health workshop Friday at Mississippi State will focus on mental illness issues among young adults. “Serious Mental Illness in the Emerging Adult: Challenges and Solutions” is the title of the free program being co-sponsored by the university’s Longest Student Health Center and Mississippi Department of Mental Health. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with sessions starting at 8 a.m. in McComas Hall main theater. Three one-hour sessions will feature several nationally known speakers, including: u Dr. Jerald Kay, professor and chair for the psychiatry department in the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Fredrick A. White Distinguished Professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; u Jennifer Tanner, visiting assistant research professor with the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University and co-chair of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood; and u Dr. Vinod Srihair, associate professor with the psychiatry department at Yale University and director, Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis. A question-and-answer panel session will conclude the workshop. While designed primarily for mental health professionals interested in receiving continuing education, the event also may appeal to students, faculty and general public members interested in mental health issues. Dr. Nathalie Lara, staff psychiatrist and clinical director with MSU’s Student Counseling Services, is workshop coordinator. She said organizers hope the program will help enhance a general awareness about the serious mental health issues that affect young adults. Specifically, she added, the workshop will address how to differentiate between normal and abnormal development, challenges of mental health care in college settings, and the importance of early identification and intervention of psychotic illnesses. For more information about the event or request special assistance relating to a disability, contact Kim Kavalsky at or 662-3252091. For more information about Mississippi State University, see team. The SSD has about four times more students than the county, yet pro players from the SSD in football has been two, and two or three from the county. SSD has one in professional basketball and so does the county. SSD has produced two in professional baseball and the county schools recently incorporated baseball into its extra-curricular activities. It’s ironic that all of these are my black sisters and brothers. Sir, there is so much more to education than sports. Compliments are to be given to all of the SSD students who do outstanding work. Leah Gibson and others are fine examples of what you can do and become by study and perseverance. Precious Stallings graduated in 2009 as No. 1 in her class
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to a few artists within those genres. Disco, rap, R&B, and whatever the Village People was never really got to me in a meaningful way. I grew up on Simon and Garfunkel and Jim Croce. When I was in high school, I discovered Bob Dylan and the Beatles, and I never looked back. In college, I found John Prine and Kris Kristofferson. The newest thing I have on my Ipod is Bob Dylan’s son Jakob Dylan. So I confess that I’m a bit of a snob
when it comes to music. If it grabs me, then it doesn’t let go, but most music makes my ears bleed. There was something about Randy Newman that did grab me. I guess it was his way with words. His lines are clever, but I wouldn’t let him sleep in the kitchen with his feet in the Hall. When standards among baseball players lowered, the standards of the HOF voters never wavered. It should be the same for music. As it stands though, the class of 2035 should be Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Cold Play, Brad Paisley and the token oldies act, Richard Marx.
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was “redeemed” by the experience. “Hopper remained the team’s manager, and, according to Robinson, put aside his racist attitudes and treated the ballplayer fairly well during the season, which ended with the Royals winning their first International League Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. championship,” Lamb wrote. “By overcoming his own sense of Contact him at 601-507-8004 or bigotry, Hopper became redeemed.
But more than that, he represented how countless others – baseball players, managers, spectators, and even those who previously had given little thought to baseball – were transformed by Jackie Robinson.” Hopper died in Greenwood in 1976. But in theaters across America, Hopper’s role in Robinson’s triumph lives on and it is a worthy legacy.
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the grading scale 60-69 –D? Is it to reduce the number of failures or to make the SSD look good? If there is proof that the county students are receiving less than a quality education and proof that SSD can provide them with the quality they need; then why won’t the SSD accept the challenge? Why do you and others put articles such as yours in the paper degrading, not only, the students, parents, and teachers but also administrators? They may forget what you say but they will never forget the way you made them feel. Is maintaining a white majority and preventing a “white flight,”
worth granting a poor education to 1,000 children? As for where the MSU President sends his children to school, it’s the right of all parents to choose parochial, private, public, or home schooling for their child/ children.  It’s all about what you desire for your children and that’s not going to differ greatly no matter what race, or status you are in.  As for the racial composition of the students in the SSD, when you divide them into two racial groups: black and white, there is more than 70 percent black because most races have black ancestry. When it comes to sports, the athletes in the county can compete as well as those in the SSD, if not, then they won’t make the consolidated
and she and Farland Randle went on students who live in the county are to become by December 2009, two contaminated, they are not. You are of the youngest nurses in the state.  an instructor at a major university Be informed that Stallings’ father is and teach students who enter your a graduate of B.L.Moor. There are classroom. They are from both the college professors, medical doctors, SSD and OCSD, when you grade therapists, chemists, ministers, them, do you assign an OCSD grade counselors, teachers, school and a SSD grade or do you simply superintendent, administrators, assign a grade? You and your wife justice officials, contractors, love this area, so do we. We have been registered nurses, computer analysis, here for a lifetime and we care about State representative, Road supervisor, all the students here. Maybe, with all U. S. Postal Supervisor, Real Estate the expertise you, your wife, OCSD Agents, Operators of the big rigs that teachers and the SSD teachers can transport goods from coast to coast, bring them up to your standards. So Highway patrolmen, and many other the challenge for all is to present helpful and successful careers, and quality education to and for all. they were educated in the Oktibbeha Allen M. S. Landfair County School System. You write as though you think the Starkville
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Page A-8 • Starkville Daily News • Sunday, April 21, 2013
David and Jamey Willers of Louisville, along with their daughters, Brieleigh, left, and Lily Claire, right, enjoy Kimber Lee Underwood peruses one of several metal and glass flowers ice cream Saturday at the Edam cheese 75th anniversary celebration in front of Herzer Building at MSU. (Photo at Ironwood Treasures’ CDAF booth. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN) by Zack Plair, SDN)
Members of the Hog Heaven Heroes team at Super Bulldog Weekend’s Pig Cooking contest clean up the Hannah Horton of Forrest plays on one of the many bouncy houses set up at remains of their whole hog entry. From left: Glen Blanton, Monti Ward and Ken Butler. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN) MSU on Saturday. (Photo by Zack Plair, SDN)
Diana and Duane Lyon enjoy the pieces displayed for the juried art exhibit Melody Kings performed on the East Stage Saturday morning during the Cotton District Arts Festival. at the Cotton District Arts Festival. (Photo by Zack Plair, SDN) (Photo by Zack Plair, SDN)
Nate Pugh of Ported Acoustics, left, talks with CDAF visitor Kyle Walker about The Arnold-Peters Happy Singers delighted listeners Saturday in the Cotton District with old-time happy his wooden stands for phones, tablets and other electronic devices that naturally tunes. (Photo by Zack Plair, SDN) amplify speakers using wooden acoustics. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Section B
Best  tomatuh in the hood
My neighbor, (I'll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity), is one of the best things that ever happened to me. She moved into my declining neighborhood and everything changed including my ability to grow good ole summer ‘maters despite Emily Jones a lack of ample sun and a Deluded Diva thumb that will only turn green if I spray paint it. By the 21st century BB (Before Brenda), I'd been toying with the idea of moving to one of those "happening" boomer neighborhoods. I really couldn’t afford to do that if I wanted to continue being independently poor which suits me somehow. Then about seven years ago Brenda moved into her old family home across the street and we pledged to remain neighbors until the bulldozer decides it’s time we become a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Palace. Brenda has all the characteristics you need in a top notch neighbor. She is like the sister I never had, and has become my “go to” person for advice on gardening, cooking, emergency medical treatment, and clever make-up tricks. After all, she owned and operated the Merle Norman Studio for more than 25 years. Like me, she is the lover of all things old, and she has become my worst nightmare because she does EVERYTHING BETTER THAN I DO! I always aspired to be a sparkling socialite — someone everyone wants to emulate. Then I got a bunion on my left foot, could never wear cute shoes again, and faced the fact that I would be relegated to the humdrum and thrilled to sink no lower. I vowed to make the best of mediocre and I have elevated it to a fine art if I do say so myself. This year I plan to break out and excel in one area. I plan to grow the earliest, most juicy and biggest tomatuh in my hood. Brenda had the gall to make the same claim, so the race is on to see which one of us can produce. Saturday was planting day and I watched her through my stadium binoculars to make sure she wasn’t somehow cheating. We’re both planting in big ole pots, gifts from Gene Merkl who had a few stashed behind his landscape business. I’m talking humongous pots — like 15 or 20 gallons. It took me three trips to the Co-op to get enough potting soil.   I’m planting my container garden in the front yard because it’s become very chic these days to plant vegetables among the flowers, and that’s the only place that gets more than five hours of sunshine. I had planned to rip out my entire front yard and put in a vegetable garden but then I saw a news story about a woman who did just that and got slapped with a misdemeanor charge and may be facing jail time. I would look terrible in an orange jump suit. As I was putting the finishing touches on my pots, a guy strolled past my house and started up a conversation about the virtues of container gardening. I was outraged when he remarked that I probably have had “lots of experience since I’m no spring chicken.” Well, I never! Admittedly, I HAVE been trying to grow prize tomatuhs for at least 20 years and should have it down by now. And true, the spring has flown my coop, but I know for a fact that the older gents who congregate at the Happy Pants Cafe in my neck of the woods, still  think I am, in their parlance, one fine tomatuh. I went out to check the transplants this morning and they’re looking a big peaked — going through shock I guess, what with all the exhaust fumes from the passing parade of motorists. I’m on my way over to Brenda’s to make sure hers are wilting too. Emily Jones is a retired journalist who edits a website for bouncing baby boomers facing retirement. She welcomes comments at
The Boston Marathon
The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15, 2013. Five years ago, our only daughter, Miriam Elizabeth Davis, Frank and I headed in a jet airplane towards the beautiful, historical and wonderful city of Boston. The Boston Marathon is the ultimate runner's race that a dedicated runner can ever hope to run. Elizabeth had qualified to run at an annual meet in Memphis, Tenn. It was the Saint Jude Hospital's running event held annually. Frank and I decided to give her an extra special gift of a trip towards the eastern part of our country. She would leave behind her daughter, 3-yearold Mallory Ann Williams, in the care of her capable and sweet husband, Stephen Williams. Mallory Ann is now 8 years old, and she was just too small to tag along with us. I think about 27,000 -28,000 runners would participate that year. We were honored that we would be staying with one of my very favorite cousins on mama's side of Carole our family, John Elstad, a lawyer, and his McReynolds wife, Dr. Ann Kenny, Davis a medical doctor, their C ontributing two grown daughters, Emily and Becca, and Columnist their white cat, “Nasty.” We waved good-bye to Stephen and Mallory Ann who is now 8 years old,, and her sister, Eloise (Elle) Davis Williams had not yet arrived in this 'ole world. Elle (pronounced simply “L”) is now 2 years old. Elizabeth was on our Mississippi State University women's track and field team.
This year on July 15, 2013 Elizabeth will turn 34 years old. Her great coach was Coach Al Schmidt. He taught and trained her how to run. She was on the Starkville High School track and field team also. Coach Reeves with SHS asked us, “where have you been keeping Elizabeth? She is a great runner.” And he put her right on the SHS girls' track team. Coach Al Schmidt made her the captain of his MSU team. She lettered for MSU at a meet there at The University Of Mississippi, Ole Miss. She loved running and still loves running! On the day of the marathon, Ann wrote on her back and I think on her arms, “Mississippi.” Elizabeth said the spectators were yelling, “Go Mississippi, Go, Finish The Race!” Suddenly when the Boston Marathon began, all of us got so excited. We
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Warm weather brings out sun-seeking snakes
By Keri Collins Lewis For Starkville Daily News Mississippi is home to a wide variety of creatures, and warmer spring temperatures bring many of them — including snakes — out into the sun. “We have 35 species of nonvenomous snakes and just 6 species of venomous snakes,” said Adam Tullos, who specializes in wildlife management with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “We also have snakes that are protected and endangered. Snakes benefit people by keeping insect, reptile and small mammal populations under control.” Tullos, who works at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, said as temperatures rise in spring, snakes become more active. “Snakes come out about the time turkey hunting is at its best,” he said. “I encourage hunters to wear snake guards or knee-high snake boots when trudging through the woods.” Tullos said outdoor adventurers need to watch where they step when hiking, camping, canoeing and boating, because snakes love to sun on the trail and water’s edge. “If you see a snake, take two steps back to get out of the strike zone. Then take a deep breath and try to identify it,” he said. “Is it rattling or hissing? If it’s in an aggressive position, action might be required. If it’s minding its own business, leave it alone for 20 minutes to see if it will go away on its own.” Allowing nonvenomous snakes to pursue rodents, such as moles and voles, can benefit Mississippi’s landscapes.
See SNAKES | Page B-3 cat-like pupils with vertical slits. (Photo courtesy of Robert Lewis)
The eyes of non-venomous snakes, like this brown snake, have round pupils, unlike those of venomous snakes, which have
Page B-2 • Starkville Daily News • Sunday, April 21, 2013
Old Time Orators at A&M College
E ngagement
Notable Orators at Mississippi A&M College in the early 1900s pictured from left:  LQC Lamar, J. Z. George, Bishop Hugh Miller Thompson, Bishop Charles Betts Galloway, John Sharp Williams, and Charles E. Hooker. (Submitted photo) By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News This month the Senate is celebrating classic speeches for shedding light on particular issues and eras in our nation. In the 19th century, senators, representatives, reporters, and the general public often crowded into the Senate Chamber to listen to major speeches. Such addresses were often long, sometimes stretching over two or three days, and frequently controversial. Although rhetorical styles have changed and few modern senators enjoy standingroom-only audiences in the Senate Chamber, debate on a crucial national issue can still stimulate an impassioned and closely reasoned Senate speech designed to sway listeners and attract votes on legislation. J. H. Wellborn, who served in the Mississippi Legislature from Oktibbeha County (1908-1912), wrote a white paper for the American Association of University Women entitled “Glimpses of Great Orators that occupied the Rostrum at the auditorium at Mississippi A&M in the early days. He wrote: “The old time orators of the South were noted throughout the nation, and a modern decline in the elegant style and forensic display of our public men has been spoken of by writers as a strange and lamentable sign of the times. It is claimed that we have no orators any more.” Speaking only of Mississippians (and we had a few that ranked higher than any in the South), I remember the wonderful oration of L. Q. C.(Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus). Lamar, that was delivered from the platform of that old chapel. What a majestic personality and great character was Lamar! He was our United States Senator, then a cabinet member of Grover Cleveland’s administration, and died a member of our United States Supreme Court. His splendid voice and his forceful and beautiful English its cases. As a member of the Mississippi charmed and swayed the audience beyond Secession Convention, George signed the any description that I am able to give. The Ordinance of Secession. A Confederate weather was warm, and his physical exer- colonel of the 5th Mississippi Cavalry durtion almost caused his collapse, so that ing the Civil War, he was captured twice he finished his message sitting in a chair. and spent two years in a prisoner of war When Mississippi seceded from the Union camp, where he conducted a law course for and joined the Confederacy on January 9, his fellow captives.  He introduced the bill 1861, Lamar said: for agricultural college experiment stations, "Thank God, we have a country at last: and encouraged the establishment of the to live for, to pray for, and if need “The old time orators of the South were noted throughout be, to die for." During the the nation, and a modern decline in the elegant style and War for Southern forensic display of our public men has been spoken of by Independence, writers as a strange and lamentable sign of the times. It is Lamar organized the 19th Missisclaimed that we have no orators any more.” sippi regiment of volunteers and saw action against Union General George Department of Agriculture. McClellan during his 1862 Peninsula camBishop Hugh Miller Thompson, a great paign in Virginia. C.S.A. President Jeffer- preacher and writer, spoke from that rosson Davis appointed Lamar ambassador to trum. His little volume, “In the Beginning Russia. was the Word,” an able and beautiful exGeneral J. Z. George, one of the first position of Scripture, was largely circulated. trustees of the college, spoke from that platBishop Thompson  was the second bishform more than once. He was our United op of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. States Senator and one of the great states- He was consecrated an assistant bishop men from the South. He became known as to the Rt. Rev. William Mercer Green in “The Great Commoner,” and was extreme- 1883. He became Mississippi's diocesan ly instrumental in securing appropriations bishop upon the death of Bishop Green in for George Hall, the campus infirmary in 1887. Bishop Thompson remained Missis1902 He wrote the franchise clause of Mis- sippi's diocesan bishop until his death in sissippi’s Constitution and was credited 1903 more than any other man with killing what Bishop Thompson was a man of mewas known as the “Force Bill” in Congress. dium statue, with a solid frame and a large He served as a private in the Mexican- intellectual head covered with a liberal American War under Colonel Jefferson growth of hair turned gray. He was a man Davis. On his return, George studied law of deep thought and research and an author and was admitted to the bar. In 1854 he of note as well as a pulpit orator.  He pubbecame a reporter of the Supreme Court lished “Unity and Its Restoration” and “Sin of Mississippi and, over the next 20 years, See MORGAN | Page B-3 George prepared a 10-volume digest of passed. This 117th marathon was bombed. Look closely at the beautiful light blue blue sky and white clouds floating by. Find the beautiful Boston Steeple. Look at the bright orange shirt of a runner to the left and side. The red shorts in the back ground, and the orange jacket tied around a man's waist. Look at their strong legs and muscles in those runner's legs. Leading the pack of runners is my “ONE AND ONLY, ELIZABETH!” See here white sporty cap, blue little mini top number,13189, black shorts and flat stomach and blue and white running shoes on her feet and toes. Isn't she petite, happy, and she is having the time of her life as she runs in the most elite and famous ultimate race in the whole United States of America on April 21, 2008? April 15, 2013 at the finish line was just horrible, terrible, tragic and awful. What adjectives would you use to describe it? I don't think there are enough appropriate words in our English language. We will never forget what happened on this day at 3 p.m. on 4/15/ 2013, which could now be known as another 9/11. This happening is now etched in our memory forever. This was Patriot's Day in Boston when we witnessed on our TVs the white smoke from the two bombs filling the blue pretty April sky just like the other blue pretty sky on another April 21, 2008 afternoon. Now this April 15, 2013 the hysterical runners were just attempting and trying to get to safety to save their very lives. They did not know where to run for safety. They all looked hot, tired, and sweating profusely. We saw many of them on TV in a daze, and some of the runners and people who were there as merely spectators were struck with bits and pieces of the bomb, disfigured, disabled for life and three killed. Why? We now go on with all of our lives. We pick up the bits and pieces of our lives and go on living. We each run a marathon by breathing and living life each day. We as Americans now run with positive and a new certain resilience to the end of our lives. April 15, 2013 has changed our life once again since 9/11. Life is so short, and life is almost frightening now. Why? Whatever faith you cherish do you not have a feeling that a Higher Being somewhere way up in that light blue sky in the photograph on April 21, 2008 is still up there in the white clouds high above each one of us is a GOD? He was there eight years ago, and GOD is still was still up there on April 15, 2013...eight years later. “ YES,” He is going to take care of us and take care of the injured and helpless runners now. GOD will always very softly and gently cup and hold each one of us in the palms of His hands! We are so proud to be born in the greatest country on this earth. We are all winners as FREE AMERICAN CITIZENS and just ordinary FREE PEOPLE who RAN the RACE to the finish line. The terrorist or terrorists could be either foreign or domestic, and will we ever know? Each one of us will one day, “cross the finish line” of the ultimate marathon of living life to its fullest. We will run and and win too! The Boston Marathon on April 21. 2008 will forever be etched in our hearts and souls of Elizabeth, Frank, me and our Boston cousins too. The Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 will forever be in all of our hearts and souls of every single American. We are now once again outside on this warm, pretty, lovely, wonderful spring day in the month of April running our race! Carole McReynolds Davis is a local artist. Email her at fc64@
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Clayton McWilliams III have the pleasure of announcing the engagement of their daughter, Ann Elizabeth McWilliams, to Will Galbreath Driskell. Ann is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Clayton McWilliams, Jr. of Starkville. She is also the granddaughter of Mrs. Annabelle Stewart of Seymour, Ind., and the late Mr. Royce Stewart. Ann is a 1997 graduate of Starkville Academy and a 2002 graduate of Mississippi State University. Ann is a third grade teacher in the Shelby County school system. Will is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Menzo Watson Driskell, Jr. of Selma, Ala. and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mathews Bradbury, Jr. of Tupelo. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Menzo Watson Driskell, Sr., Mrs. Richard Bartlett Armstrong of Selma and the late Mr. Robert Emerson Armstrong, Jr. Will is a 1991 graduate of Morgan Academy in Selma, and a 1998 graduate of Full Sail College in Orlando, Fla. He is employed by Sysco Foods as a marketing specialist. The wedding will take place on the beach at sunset on June 1. After their honeymoon, the couple will be at home in Birmingham, Ala.
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would get into the car and try to follow her along the 26.2 miles that she would be running. John, Ann and their family live right outside the big city proper in a suburb called, Melrose. Their professional life takes them into the city for their work. They know and love the City of Boston. John grew up in New York City and Ann in Connecticut. They easily knew how to get all around cities. John and I share the same great-granddaddy, Wiley Bartley Pearson, who built our home in 1911, and the home his mother, Nina Ruth Adair Elstad and her older sister, Miriam Adair Dabbs, lived with their father, widower Mr. Adair, in the brick home right next door and across on Wood Street built in 1928. Both homes are on the National Historic Homes of America joining in with The Greensboro Historical District up the street on Greensboro Street. Papa Pearson married sisters. My grandmother was Daisy Pearson Lewis, and his grandmother was Hattie Pearson Adair. My grandmother, “Miss Daisy” was right next door to help Mr. Adair rear his two daughters who were becoming young southern ladies. My own mama loved and adored both Nina Ruth and Miriam. We named our only daughter, Miriam Elizabeth Davis. We honored Miriam by naming her with her first name. She was elated! On April 15, 2013 we got the news on MSNBC television that there had been bombings at the Boston Marathon. We became glued to our television the rest of the day and into the night, and early morning too. I could not get in touch with John or Ann using my cell phone. I immediately emailed them both. Shortly within minutes I received an e-mail back from Ann. “We are all
fine. Becca had taken her little boy, Miles into the city to see the Boston Marathon, and they were there on the site. They suddenly decided to leave only 10 minutes later right before the bombing took place!” Ann continued by saying, “I cannot even think about what could have happened to my precious daughter and grandson.” She ended her email, “Thanks for caring about us, and we love you, Carole.” Families are the most important thing we have in this whole wide world! We all kept thinking of all our memories of that day back on April, 21, 2008, just five years ago. We were all yelling and screaming “Go Elizabeth, Go, Run The Race,” and “Go Mississippi!” Everybody there, runners and spectators, was so very happy, energized, and most elated to just be in this beloved city of Boston. We all felt so proud to be Americans! We watched Elizabeth climb up “Heart Break Hill” as she panted and sweated. We were all strangers as we stood around together. Suddenly we were all no longer strangers, but were more like a community of people blending in with people from up in the eastern part of our United States of America. We were truly united as one country. We heard Southern accents blending in with folks with their delightful and unique Boston accents, and various accents from all over this USA and other countries too. We all had one united goal, and we wanted our marathon runners to get to the finish line in one piece, and to step over that line to victory! Just look at this Boston Athletic Association photo, which I confess had to be dusted off when I got it down from a little table where it has “lived” for the last five years. It was dusty! This was the 112th Boston Marathon in 2008. April 15, 2013 marked the l17th Boston Marathon. More than 100 years have come and now
Matthew James Peloquin and Elizabeth Noel Ball were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2012. The ceremony took place at First Baptist Church in Starkville, Mississippi. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Warren (Carol) Ball of Starkville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lee (Frances) Brenner of Tupelo and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Warren (Dianne) Ball of Sandy Hook. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Allen (Lisa) Peloquin of Madison. He is the grandson of Mr. Erik Hyman of Chicago, Ill. and the late Mrs. Bonnie Hyman; Mr. Jim Peloquin of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Patricia Peloquin of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Mrs. Jean Randall of Ogema, Wis. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory Casablanca bridal gown which boasted a strapless soft sweetheart bodice embellished in silver beadwork and embroidery, and a dramatic full tulle ball gown skirt cascaded atop a silky satin lining. The bride wore a cathedral length ivory tulle Giselle bridal veil adorned with silver beaded flower motifs on the dainty scalloped edge. A silver jeweled tiara with teardrop earrings and drop necklace completed her attire. A white stole and silver brooch covered her shoulders in the chilly temperatures. Her “something borrowed” was a silver bracelet from her maid of honor, McKenzie Brent. “Something blue” was tanzanite ring given to her by her parents. “Something old” was her great grandmothers’ brooches fastened to a sleeve of her mother’s bridal gown wrapped around white stemmed roses for her bridal bouquet. The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Grant Arinder, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Starkville. Dr. Arinder was also the college and seminary roommate of the bride’s father. During the pastoral charge, he read from Proverbs 31 as well as Romans 12:9-21 which the bride and groom selected as a foundation of their marriage. The bride’s uncle, Dr. Allen Simpson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amory, provided words of reflection and encouragement as he recalled Noel’s childhood years and welcomed Matt into the family. He read from Ephesians 5: 22-33 and provided a tangible key to the groom as a reminder that yielding to Christ’s authority is the key to a successful marriage. Nuptial music was performed by Dr. Bruce Lesley, organist. A piece written by the bride’s maternal grandmother, was played during the seating of the grandparents. Mr. Jason Simpson, a cousin of the bride, played the guitar and sang “Love Came Down”, and another cousin of the bride, Mr. Charlie Benton, played a viola solo to “Gigue from Cello Suite Number One”. The father of the bride pre-recorded a solo of “The Lord’s Prayer”. Attending the bride as her maids of honor were McKenzie Brent and Annabella Bruzual. Other childhood friends who were bridesmaids included Brock Drumheller and Hannah Reynolds. Bridesmaids who were the bride’s college friends included Jenna Brun, Shelby Davis, Beth Gillock, and Ashland Seay. Noel’s two cousins, Misty Thomas and Robin Fletcher as well as the groom’s sisters, Mrs. Liz Hughart and Vicki Peloquin, also attended her. They selected their dresses from varying styles of short, raspberry, chiffon Bari Jay dresses with nude pumps. They carried bouquets made by the bride’s paternal grandmother and great aunt which consisted of purple spider mums, green hypericum berries, purple and white alstroemeria lilies, white hydrangeas, and leather leaf. Program attendants were cousins of the bride, Maggie Wimberly and Hope Thomas. Cousin Fletcher Kingston served as the ring bearer while another cousin, Madison Brenner, served as flower girl. In 1987, Fletcher’s mom was the bride’s parents’ flower girl and Madison’s dad was their ring bearer. Sean Wittmer carried a Bible in memory of his grandfather and the bride’s great uncle, Major General James W. Ball (USA, Retired). Johnny Karim and Ronnie Karim served as best men. Groomsmen were Nathan Ball, Scott Bounds, Ryan Delaney, Jeff Edstrom, Corey Hall, Tom Kowalski, Zack Krywyj, Chad Rawson, John Slonaker, and Jeremy Warner. Ushers were Lake Jackson and Daniel Simpson. The groomsmen and ushers wore Wilke Rodriguez black tuxes with black ties and vests. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Woodside Estates. The bride’s cake was displayed beside the bridal portrait near the fireplace. The topper on the cake was also used on the bride’s parents’ wedding cake and the bride’s paternal grandparents’ golden wedding anniversary cake. A white floor-length tablecloth covered the table and was topped with a smaller tablecloth made from the bride’s mother’s satin wedding dress. The cake was served by the bride’s aunts, Kay Brenner Benton of Gulfport and Cindy Ball Simpson of Amory. After mingling with guests, the bride and groom danced to the song “Are You Sincere?” by Andy Williams, which was the favorite song of the bride’s paternal grandparents when they were dating. Afterwards, the bride and her father danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. The bride then surprised her parents by announcing they would be dancing to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”. The groom and his mother danced to “I’ll Be There”. Afterwards, guests enjoyed dancing to a variety of tunes. After honeymooning in Antigua, the couple is at home in Akron, Ohio where Matt is earning a masters degree from Akron University in neuropharmacology.
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By LISA HARRIS For Starkville Daily News Sometimes being a mother causes you to have a backup job of being an investigator. Kids sometimes get off the pathway that you paved for them and want to venture off into uncharted territory. The best families have kids who will fib if given the chance. They do not want you in their business and want to make their own mistakes. We as parents hate to sit back and watch kids do dumb stuff that could cause harm to themselves, so we check up on them. We have the right to monitor their phones, to check computer histories, check out their friends, and even invade the privacy of their rooms. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. I always thought if I did not go into teaching I would enjoy private investigative work. One time my jar of Vaseline that I use as a lip gloss had grass in it. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that the kids had greased down a manmade water slide that shot them into the pond. If I could have arrested them, I would have. You do not touch my stuff! I have recently contemplated purchasing a lie detector machine. I never thought that I had raised kids who would lie, but of course they do. So do yours. The Pope’s kids would lie if given the chance, but I suppose he doesn’t have any. I would hook them up to the attachments and shine a bright light in their face and begin the interrogation. What did you make on your grade today? Did you really do what everybody says that you did? What did you say? Did you touch my special soap? Who ate my leftovers that clearly said with a marker, “DO NOT TOUCH!” There are so many areas a lie detector test would come in handy. I would have to show them the results of strong deception during certain questions. Their cry of innocent until proven guilty would go unheard. “Oh, you were nervous and the results are not accurate. Sorry kid, that’s what they all say. You are BUSTED!” Recently, I woke up to find my brazier in the toilet! My first instinct was to question everyone to see their reactions. All I got was, “Don’t blame me! Why would I put your bra in the toilet?” All I could do was to respond, “I don’t know. Good question. Why would you?” After thinking it over I suppose I could have accidentally knocked it off the counter. It’s a good thing that case didn’t go to trial. They were acquitted based on a lack of evidence and reasonable doubt. Now if they confess, I can’t do anything about it with double jeopardy laws and all. You can’t be tried for the same crime twice. I guess we should be fair in our judgment of crimes of deception. Sometimes we tell little white lies to spare people feelings. When it comes to the big ones though, honesty is the best policy. In the event that you find yourself in a lie, strike a plea bargain and appeal to the mercy of the court. Then by telling the truth, the truth shall set you free.
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“When we remove our reptilian friends from our landscapes, gardens and lawns, we risk opening ourselves to increased rodent problems. The lack of environmental controls, like predators, allows rodent populations to expand rapidly,” he said. Several species of snakes typically found around Mississippi gardens are beneficial, such as gray rat, garter, black racer, brown, Eastern hog nose, corn and the snake-eating king snake. But gardeners can make snake encounters less likely by keeping landscapes free of debris. Jarrod Fogarty, biology instructor at MSU’s Meridian campus, said cleaning up around your house and yard removes the desired food source – rats and mice. “People want to store gardening pots and supplies around the house and in the garage, but they’ll attract mice, and subsequently, snakes,” he said. “You can’t put out any scent, such as mothballs, to keep snakes away,” Fogarty said. “Snakes aren’t as sensitive as humans to the scent of mothballs. If one smells a mouse, it’s not going to stop because of a mothball smell.” Fogarty said common sense is the best
Mississippi is home to 35 species of non-venomous snakes, such as this black racer, which benefit the home landscape by keeping rodent populations in check. (Photo courtesy of Robert Lewis) way to handle snake encounters. “Most people don’t realize that almost all of Mississippi’s snakes are completely harmless,” he said. “But if you can’t identify it, just stay away and keep yourself from getting bitten. Most people who get bitten are trying to handle a snake.” The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science maintains a list of reptile and amphibians at Two
MSU Extension Service publications about snakes are available at IS-641, “Snakes Alive! How to Identify Snakes” and P-2277, “Reducing Snake Problems Around Homes.” For information about restrictions regarding the harvesting, possession and hunting of reptiles, contact the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks or refer to Public Notice M3-3201.
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and Its Penalty, “Absolutism” and many other works. Another notable speaker was Dr. J. S. Gambrell, writer, preacher and temperance lecturer, who appealed powerfully with his pen and could also move an audience with an eloquent tongue.  Rev. Gambrell was an educated Christian gentleman of pleasing address and companionable manners. He was a forceful logical speaker and a graceful pulpit orator.  He was educated at the University of Mississippi, giving him the necessary polish and acquirements.  He was a popular preacher, zealous in good works and of commanding influence. He is remembered for this quote: "God honors preaching that honors Him."  Bishop Charles B. Galloway, who studied under Lamar at the University and whom Lamar himself could not surpass, as a wizard of persuasive speech, deserves special mention. His sermon on the Life of Joseph was long talked of by those who heard it, and his choice words, arranged like a beautiful string of pearls, thrilled and delighted the large audience.  Bishop Galloway’s prayer at the opening of Mississippi’s Constitutional Convention of 1890 has been published and republished by the press as one of the most beautiful and inspiring appeals that was ever delivered in this country. He was educated at the University of Mississippi, became a popular and impressive preacher, and a strong advocate of prohibitory liquor-legislation. Dur-
ing the yellow-fever epidemic of 1878 he pressed by any but the essentials, careless, remained at his post, and suffered a severe happy-go-lucky, and smarter than a steel attack of the disease. In 1882 he was elected trap. He is known for this quote: “My readeditor of the New Orleans " Christian Advocate," and in 1886 was ordained a Bishop ing of history convinces me that most bad of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. government has grown out of too much John Sharp Williams spoke on “The Life government” Charles E. Hooker was called the silverof Thomas Jefferson,” and that platform also rang! He represented Mississippi in the tongued orator of the State. Hooker was nation’s capital 28 years and never suffered elected attorney general of Mississippi in defeat at the hands of the state’s voters. Wil- 1865 and the same year was removed with liams was born July 30, 1854, in Memphis, the other officers of the State by the military Tenn. His mother died in his early child- authorities. Governors Robert Lowery, A. J. hood, and when his father, a colonel in the Confederate army, was killed in the Battle McLaurin, A. H. Longino, and others were of Shiloh during the American Civil War, also among the number who spoke from his maternal grandfather, John McNitt the rostrum of that old academic building Sharp, took him and his younger brother at Mississippi A&M. Professor Coleman, head of the horticulto his Mississippi plantation, Cedar Grove, east of Benton in Yazoo County. His   ture department — A “Dutchy” talking old grandmother Sharp took over responsibil- German but a hard worker and a competent ity for raising and educating him. He was man, made an effective two-minute speech graduated from Harvard Law School in from that rostrum. He was “high strung” 1846. He was admitted to the bar in 1848 and had a fight with the president but was and commenced practice in Jackson, MS. well liked by the boys and many others. He served as district attorney of the river When it was known that he had resigned district 1850-1854. He served as member his position, a subscription was taken to of the State house of representatives in present him with a gold headed cane. At 1859. He resigned to enter the Confederate the commencement exercises he was called States Army, as a private during the Civil to the platform and presented with it. He War He became lieutenant and later captain was much overcome, and in broken English in the First Regiment of Mississippi Light and with tears in his eyes, said he would Artillery. He was promoted to the rank of show his high appreciation by going to Germany and showing it to his mother. At colonel of cavalry. Saturday Evening Post, a reporter ob- the mention of his mother, there were other served that Williams was the same whim- moist eyes in that large audience, and none sical, delightful, brilliant chap he always of the speakers received a greater ovation was – absent-minded, preoccupied, unim- than that old German.
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Spring into the season with these tips and tricks
For Starkville Daily News Spring has sprung! And you know what that means? It's time for spring-cleaning. Before you worry about all that needs to be done, take a look at these tips and tricks to make spring-cleaning stress-free and easy. Keep it Simple: Start by creating a list of everything you want to accomplish before you start your cleaning. Hang it somewhere visible so you can check off items as they are complete. This will help you stay focused and on task. You will be finished before you know it! Freshen Up Your Smile: You need to replace your toothbrush every three months, and spring-cleaning is the perfect time to trade up your old toothbrush for an ARM & HAMMER(tm) Spinbrush(tm) ProClean(tm) battery-powered toothbrush. This toothbrush removes up to 70% more plaque in hard to reach places (versus a manual toothbrush). The Dual Action head technology features a circular Oscillating Head that spins back and forth to thoroughly clean and polish, even between teeth. With brand new orange packaging, ARM & HAMMER, Spinbrush, ProClean is easy to spot on shelves. Organize Your Closets: Organizing closets are a great first step when looking to organize the rest of your home. Make sure to get rid of any unused clothes and accessories so they are not taking up space. Organizing your clothing closets by color will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for, and will help make your closet look more appealing. Embrace the Warm Weather: Now is the perfect time to get your backyard ready for outdoor entertaining. Remove all the patio and outdoor furniture you have been hiding from the winter months and clean it off. Don't forget to do some landscaping repairs and give your lawn and plants some TLC. Your backyard will be ready for entertaining in no time. Clean Out The Refrigerator: Cleaning out your refrigerator may seem like an impossible task but if you break it down, you will have a refrigerator that looks as good as new. First, make sure to wipe up spills as they happen so the surface does not become stained, and make it a habit to throw out old food every week. While spring-cleaning, wash the interior including removable shelves and drawers. You can loosen hardened spills by using two tablespoons of baking soda for every quart of warm water. The next time you begin to worry about spring-cleaning, take a deep breath and remember these simple tips. They will leave your house fresh and clean so you have Take a look at these tips and tricks to make spring-cleaning stress- plenty of time to step outside and enjoy the season. free and easy. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) To learn more, visit
Vaughan’s vocabulary
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What is a word that sounds like it might pertain to instructing, but doesn’t? What’s a three syllable word for a private conversation between two persons (this is also the word for a sofa intended to seat two). Right in the middle of this third one is the word “givers” and at the end of it is the past tense verb for what you did with your breakfast. And one more, Don Vaughan which will be the fourth word starting Vaughan’s Vocabulary with the letter T, this is what you’re doing when you’re walking around or traveling about.       Find the Vaughan’s Vocabulary Facebook page and post four sentences in which you use each of the words; while you are there, please “like” the page. Thank you. See how well you do with the words below.
Indissoluble (in-di-SOL-yah-bul)
A. absolutely necessary B. not capable of being annulled, undone, or unbroken C. not capable of being solved D. risky
Picayunish (pi-kuh-YOON-ish)
A. adroitness B. being petty or small minded C. festive D. frisky
Tramontane (tra-MON-tane)
Let’s see how you are doing so far. No. 1 and No. 2 are B. No. 3, tramontane, is A. Moreover, someone who dwells in a tramontane region is considered a tramontane.
A. lying on or coming from the other side of a mountain range B. clever C. belonging or pertaining to the order Chelonia, comprising the turtles D. homegrown
Tellurian (te-LURE-ee-uhn)
A. of or characteristic of the earth or its inhabitants B. having the tendency of telling news C. the interior of a tomb  D. picturesque points out that tellurian was first used by Thomas DeQuincy in 1846, even though it has classical Latin roots literally meaning “one of the earth.” A is the answer. Last week’s mystery word is dowager. This week’s mystery word to solve can be found in the title of a work by Betty Friedan. The word means an air or attitude of mystery and reverence developing around someone or something.
Don R. Vaughan, Ph.D. in Mass Communication, is a professor at East Miss. Community College. Contact him at
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Sunday, April 21, 2013 • Starkville Daily News • Page B-5
MSU study finds support for La. coastal restoration
For Starkville Daily News Louisiana is shrinking. According to new information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 25-35 square miles of land off the coast of Louisiana disappears into the water every year. Mississippi State University environmental economist Daniel Petrolia understands how important the disappearing wetlands are to commercial fisheries, storm surge protection and wildlife. “Louisiana has about 40 percent of the nation’s wetlands, with about 90 percent of the nation’s losses, sort of the epicenter of wetland loss,” Petrolia said. “Wetlands provide a variety of benefits, and so when these wetlands go, so do these benefits.” Petrolia, an associate professor in agricultural economics and Louisiana native, recently completed a national survey on Americans’ willingness to pay for restoration of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. He said finding out how much people are willing to spend reflects how much they value the benefits provided by environmental restoration projects. This figure is then compared to the cost of the project to determine if the project is worth executing. The study was designed to estimate survey respondents’ willingness to pay for largescale restoration projects in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in coastal Louisiana. The estuary encompasses 4.2 million acres of wetlands, ridges, forests, farmlands and communities between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basins in southeast Louisiana. More than 80 percent of the land in the estuary is wetlands, swamps, marshes and barrier islands. The estuary is home to more than 500,000 people and provides habitat for 735 species of birds, finfish, shellfish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The estuary also provides storm protection for over 1 million people, including residents of New Orleans. Petrolia and Matt Interis, assistant professor in agricultural economics, set out to answer two questions in the national survey. First, how much money are households willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands? Then, what specific ecosystem services provided by the coastal wetlands drive the willingness to pay? “The survey format used in this study is quite complex but extremely important, as it measures people’s preferences,” Interis said. “The survey is designed so that people understand how vital their inclinations truly are in this situation since the wetlands affect their fellow citizens.” The survey proposed one or more wetland and barrier island restoration projects and asked respondents if they would hypothetically be willing to pay a specified amount to implement one of the proposed restoration programs. “We first explained why the wetlands and barrier islands were being lost, for example, natural erosion, sea-level rise, sinking of land, winds, tides, and major storms as well as human development,” Petrolia said. “We then asked respondents to consider, evaluate and indicate their preference for a set of proposed projects that would restore roughly 50 percent of the land lost since 1956.” Petrolia and Interis developed two versions of the survey. In the first survey, participants were given the choice to pay for either a single restoration project or no restoration at all. Forty-three percent of respondents were willing to pay for some type of restoration. As expected, the proportion of votes for the project decreased as the cost increased. The second version of the survey proposed two different restoration projects which would result in different outcomes related to wildlife habitat, storm protection and fisheries production. Respondents also could opt to do nothing which would incur no cost and allow land loss to continue. More than 60 percent of those given the second version of the survey were willing to pay for coastal restoration. The study found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household. This represents a total project value between $105 billion and $201 billion, which exceeds a recent $100 billion restoration cost estimate. The Northern Gulf Institute and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station funded the study.
Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it's important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. Consider these tips to avoid a lack of motivation and incentive to get the workout you’ve been wanting. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Fitness tips for the season
stronger abs and provide an exhilarating total body workout," said Liz Buckley, General Manager of the Zumba Fitness video game franchise at Majesco Entertainment. "In fact, Zumba Fitness Core is the only video game on the market to target your core. With 33 different dance styles, and 40 contagious music tracks, you get an incredible amount of variety as you benefit from ‘exercise in disguise.'" Learn more at Buddy up with someone else — It's harder to avoid exercising when you've made a commitment to someone else that you'll be there. Partnering with a friend can make activities more fun, and you and your partner can help each other be accountable for working out. u Set a regular time and place to meet. Set ground rules for when it's acceptable to miss a session and how you're to communicate. u Make sure your partner is equally committed. u Have common fitness goals. u Be sure you have similar fitness levels and abilities. You can also buddy up online. For example, Zumba Fitness Core on Kinect for Xbox 360 enables you and friends to share fitness goals and work together to complete them. Buckley said that "Utilizing the game's multiplayer feature, two-player on Kinect and fourplayer on Wii, you can party with friends and work out in a fun, cooperative way." Reward yourself — Changing behavior is hard, but little rewards along the way can help you stay motivated. You might enjoy a new pair of walking shoes when you reach 5,000 steps a day or a new DVD after sticking to your plan for 30 days. u Set achievable goals. It
For Starkville Daily News Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it's important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body. Shake things up — Having a variety of fitness activities works different parts of your body, keeps you engaged in the process, and ensures you have some way to exercise no matter what the weather is like. Lifting weights, swimming, cycling, walking, dancing — there are plenty of ways to have fun as you work out. Many people choose to include an exercise video game as part of their fitness routine. A study by the University of Calgary Exergaming Research Centre, the American Council on Exercise, and the University of Massachusetts Department of Exercise and Health Sciences found that when used at an intermediate or high intensity level, "exergaming" can improve your fitness. And another study, commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, found that the Zumba Fitness program- experienced via a game or class — can burn a significant amount of calories due to its level of cardiovascular intensity. "The dance-based routines within Zumba Fitness Core are specifically designed to sculpt
won't help you to set goals you can't meet — you'll either injure yourself or be constantly discouraged. It's OK to start small and work your way up. u Make sure the rewards are appropriate. Enjoying a calorie-laden meal or sugary treat after hitting a goal isn't the way to go. Look for nonfood related rewards that will help motivate you to keep going. u With Zumba Fitness Core, for example, when you reach certain goals, you are rewarded with lifestyle tips, achievements and unlockable bonus videos that give you a behind-the-scenes peek at the celebrity Zumba instructors featured in game. It's easier — and more fun — than you might think to get in shape for the summer and find a fitness program you love.
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Use care when dividing perennials in the spring
With spring in the Plant the new crown air and our landscapes at the same level it was waking up from their in the ground on the long winter’s nap, original plant. Arrange Mississippi gardeners the pieces in a random jump into the many fashion, making sure chores needed to get they do not all grow gardens off to the in the same direction. right start. Many people recOne of the first ommend you divide Gary Bachman decisions to be made MSU Horticulturist perennials in the fall, is what to plant. We Costal Research & but most can divided flock to garden centers in either spring or fall. Extension Center looking for inspiraWith my very busy tion and new plants to enjoy in the schedule, I follow the garden rule coming year. Sometimes we forget that says the right time to divide to look in our own gardens for the plants is when I have the time. I options we already have. find this works well more than 95 Many perennial plants can be percent of the time. divided into new, smaller plants to I need to make a clear distincgive away or plant elsewhere. It’s tion in the terminology used to not unusual to divide one peren- describe dividing plants. Strictly nial into three or more individual speaking, division is using a knife, plants. sharp spade or garden fork to cut You do not need special tools up the crown at the numerous for dividing plants, but the ones growing points. Caladiums, canna you use must be sharp. Get start- and hostas are examples of plants ed with a garden spade and fork, that are divided. serrated knife (an old bread knife Other plants produce growing works great) and maybe a small, points that are actually new little pointed saw. Some perennials can plants that can be separated by simply be pulled apart by hand and hand from the main plant. Many replanted. bulbs and grasses fall into this catThe process of dividing plants is egory. really simple. Whether you divide plants by Dig the entire perennial out of division or separation, the end rethe ground for less damage and sult is the same: more free plants to make more divisions. Carefully for the garden. Dividing plants brush or shake some loose soil also helps keep perennials rejuveaway from the root ball to find the nated and gives them more space growing points commonly referred in which to grow. to as the “eyes.” You may have to Whichever method of division use your fingers to find the spots you use, always remember to save a between the growing points where few to give away to neighbors. This you make the dividing cuts. Make is a great way to make new friends, sure all divisions have a growing and you can always visit your plants point and attached roots. in future years in their new garden This work sometimes requires settings. patience. Generally, the smaller the size of the divided plant, the longer Gary Bachman is an assistant it will take to regrow. This means Extension research professor of horyou may want to limit the number ticulture at the Coastal Research and of divisions you make from each Extension Center in Biloxi. Locate parent plant. Southern Gardening columns and When replanting, prune off television and radio programs on about half the foliage to reduce the Internet at water loss as the roots regenerate. news/.
Regardless of the difficulty that goes along with perfecting your garden, there are always a wide variety of possibilities that can lead you to your ideal garden landscape. (Photo by Gary Bachman, MSU Extension Service)
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Bulldogs get chance to shine during MaroonWhite Spring Game
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Section C
College Baseball
Mississippi State campus - Starkville - Saturday, April 20, 2013
“It feels good to get out here and pitch in front of all these fans. We have some of the best fans in the nation and I’m just happy to pitch for Mississippi State.” – Mississippi State sophomore pitcher Jacob Lindgren
MSU defeats Auburn in front of huge crowd
Bulldogs produce key two-out hit
here have been times when the Mississippi State Bulldogs have struggled to come up with key base hits during the baseball season. Even though the Bulldogs left the bases loaded twice on Saturday, they produced in a key situation during the third inning of a 6-0 victory over the Auburn Tigers. It was enough to send the 14,562 of mostly Mississippi State fans home with a positive feeling at the end of Super Bulldog Weekend. Nick Ammirati had a twoout, two-run single to increase a 2-0 lead for the Bulldogs to 4-0 in the third. It’s good for MSU to produce throughout the order, but especially from a spot like eighth, which is where Ammirati was hitting Saturday. “That’s my role,” Ammirati said about hitting eighth. “I try Junior shortstop Adam Frazier of the Bulldogs makes a to get it to the top of the order, throw in front of Saturday’s huge crowd of 14,562 at Dudy but when it’s my turn to knock See MSU | Page C-8 Noble Field. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
Mississippi State’s Jacob Lindgren pitches against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
After dropping its first three Southeastern Conference series, Mississippi State has fought back in a big way. It wasn’t more evident than Saturday afternoon. The No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs beat the Auburn Tigers 6-0 in front of 14,562, the second largest crowd at Dudy Noble Field, to win the three-game Southeastern Conference series. State has won its last three SEC series, and are 7-2 over the past three weekends. “(Saturday) we were a little bit more fortunate,” MSU head coach John Cohen said. Bulldog sophomore left hander Jacob Lindgren turned in one of his best performances of the season. Lindgren pitched into the ninth inning to pick up his fourth win of the season. “I felt good,” Lindgren said. “I was just trying to attack their hitters and let my defense make plays for me. I had some good movement. It was just one of those days where I felt good. I had all my stuff.” Lindgren pitched eight solid innings. He gave up only five hits and walked just two batters. His 11 strikeouts are a SEC high for the Bay St. Louis native. “I thought Lindgren was phenomenal,” Cohen said. “He was a little shaky early on. It was a tough strike zone and he had to deal with it. I thought he did a really nice job of attacking the strike zone.” Lindgren (4-1) did run into some trouble. He loaded the bases in the second inning, but struck out nine-
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in some runs, I try to do that.” The seventh, eighth and ninth spots in the batting order for the Bulldogs drove in three of the six runs and had three of the nine hits. If MSU can keep that part of the lineup hot, it could create some real problems for opponents down the stretch of the season. The Ammirati story is pretty interesting. This is a guy who didn’t see
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The paid attendance for the threegame series between Mississippi State and Auburn at Dudy Noble Field Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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College Baseball Southeastern Conference Glance All Times CT EASTERN DIVISION SEC Pct. Ovr. Pct. Vanderbilt 15-2 .882 34-6 .850 Florida 10-7 .588 22-18 .550 So. Carolina 9-8 .529 29-11 .725 Kentucky 8-9 .471 25-13 .658 Tennessee 5-12 .294 17-20 .459 Missouri 4-13 .235 12-22 .353 Georgia 4-13 .235 15-25 .375 WESTERN DIVISION SEC Pct. Ovr. Pct. LSU 14-2 .875 36-3 .923 Arkansas 10-7 .588 26-15 .634 Miss. State 10-8 .556 32-10 .762 Ole Miss 9-8 .529 28-12 .700 Alabama 8-8 .500 23-17 .575 Texas A&M 7-10 .411 22-18 .550 Auburn 6-12 .333 24-16 .600 Thursday’s Game Auburn at Miss. State, suspd. rain Friday’s Games Miss. State 6, Auburn 3, first game Auburn 3, Miss. State 1, second game Ole Miss 5, Tennessee 0 LSU 5, Alabama 0 Texas A&M 5, Arkansas 3 Florida 8. Missouri 6 Kentucky at S. Carolina, ppd. rain Vanderbilt at Georgia, ppd. rain Saturday’s Games Miss. State 6, Auburn 0 Ole Miss 6, Tennessee 4 LSU at Alabama, late Arkansas 8, Texas A&M 1 Florida 4, Missouri 3, 15 innings Kentucky 5, S. Carolina 2, first game S. Carolina 7, Kentucky 6, second game Georgia 3, Vanderbilt 1, first game Vanderbilt 15, Georgia 4, second game Today’s Games Ole Miss at Tennessee, 1 p.m. LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. Texas A&M at Arkansas, 1 p.m. Florida at Missouri, noon Kentucky at S. Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Georgia, 1 p.m. Collegiate Baseball Poll Record Pts Pvs 1. North Carolina 34-2 499 2 34-3 498 1 2. Louisiana St. 33-4 497 3 3. Vanderbilt 4. Cal St. Fullerton 31-5 493 5 28-6 489 6 5. Oregon St. 6. Florida St. 30-6 486 7 27-8 482 9 7. Oregon 8. Louisville 28-7 479 11 9. Virginia 31-6 476 4 28-8 474 8 10. Oklahoma 11. UCLA 22-10 471 15 26-11 469 17 12. Clemson 13. Arkansas 25-12 467 10 14. Georgia Tech 26-10 463 18 28-10 460 19 15. N.C. State 24-9 458 20 16. Cal Poly 17. Stanford 19-11 455 23 18. Mississippi St. 30-9 452 26 19. Florida 19-18 446 NR 26-10 443 NR 20. Mississippi 21. Arizona 23-12 441 25 22. South Carolina 27-10 439 12 24-11 437 14 23. Kentucky 24. Arizona St. 22-10-1 435 27 24-9 434 NR 25. Pittsburgh 26. Coastal Carolina 24-12 432 NR 25-13 429 21 27. Rice 22-14 426 NR 28. South Florida 29. Houston 25-11 423 28 23-9-1 420 NR 30. Bryant Baseball America Top 25 Record Pvs 34-2 1 1. North Carolina 2. Vanderbilt 33-4 2 34-3 3 3. Louisiana State 4. Cal State Fullerton 31-5 4 28-6 6 5. Oregon State 30-6 7 6. Florida State 7. Virginia 31-6 5 28-7 8 8. Louisville 9. Arizona State 22-10 15 27-8 16 10. Oregon 11. Oklahoma 28-8 9 12. Arkansas 25-12 10 22-10 17 13. UCLA 14. Georgia Tech 26-10 20 15. North Carolina St. 28-10 19 16. Mississippi State 30-9 21 17. Kentucky 24-11 13 18. South Carolina 27-10 11 19. Indiana 26-7 12 20. Clemson 26-11 22 21. Mississippi 26-10 23 22. Rice 25-13 14 23. Cal Poly 24-7 NR 24. Gonzaga 23-10 NR 25. UNC Wilmington 26-11 NR Major League Baseball National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 13 4 .765 — Washington 10 7 .588 3 New York 8 8 .500 4½ Philadelphia 7 11 .389 6½ Miami 4 14 .222 9½ Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 10 7 .588 — Cincinnati 10 8 .556 ½ Pittsburgh 9 8 .529 1 Milwaukee 8 8 .500 1½ Chicago 5 11 .313 4½ West Division W L Pct GB Colorado 13 4 .765 — San Francisco 11 7 .611 2½ Arizona 9 8 .529 4 Los Angeles 7 10 .412 6 San Diego 5 12 .294 8 Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 6, Atlanta 0 Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 2, 7 innings L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain Miami 2, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 3, Arizona 1 San Francisco 3, San Diego 2 Saturday’s Games Baltimore 7, L.A. Dodgers 5, 1st game Cincinnati 3, Miami 2, 13 innings Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 3, Atlanta 1 Baltimore 6, L.A. Dodgers 1, 2nd game St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Colorado 4, Arizona 3 San Francisco 2, San Diego 0 Sunday’s Games Miami (Sanabia 2-1) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-3), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Sanchez 0-2), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Today AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain 11:30 a.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, STP 400, at Kansas City, Kan. 2 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, Indy Lights, Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) 3 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach, Calif. 6 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Four-Wide Nationals, at Concord, N.C. (same-day tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Arkansas EXTREME SPORTS 10 a.m. ESPN — X Games, at Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de Espana, final round, at Valencia, Spain (same-day tape) Noon TGC — PGA Tour, The Heritage, final round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 2 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Heritage, final round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. TGC — Champions Tour, Greater Gwinnett Championship, final round,
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“I cannot wait to play (today). This is the most fun game on earth.”
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman said about another opportunity to play Alabama today.
College Softball
The Area Slate
Today College Softball Mississippi State at Alabama, 1 p.m.
Tide storms back on Bulldogs 11-3
For Starkville Daily News TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Just like Friday night, the Mississippi State softball team jumped out to a 3-0 lead against No. 4 Alabama Saturday afternoon. Unlike Friday, however, the Crimson Tide stormed back, scoring 11 unanswered runs for an 11-3 victory in five innings at Rhoads Stadium. The Bulldogs dropped to 29-15 overall and 7-10 in the Southeastern Conference, while the defending national champion Crimson Tide improved to 39-7 in 2013 with a 10-6 conference record. “We struck first, but we just were not able to hold on to it,” MSU head coach Vann Stuedeman said. “It was another really tight game. We are going to get into these situations and keep grinding.” The Bulldogs scored three runs on one hit and two errors in the first inning, but recorded just one base knock after the first inning. Alabama scored two total in the first two frames, making it 3-2 in favor of MSU heading to the third. The Bulldogs had two on and one out in the top of the inning, but couldn’t capitalize, as the Tide rolled away with the game thanks to a two-run fourth and an eight-run fifth. Junior right-hander Alison Owen suffered the defeat for MSU, falling to 15-7 this year after yielding four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 4.0 innings of work. Senior southpaw Stephanie Becker surrendered three runs off a trio of hits in 0.1 innings, while freshman Jacey Punches walked five and gave up four runs. In front of an Alabama record crowd of 4,002, State wasted no time scoring in the first thanks to a pair of defensive miscues by the Crimson Tide and a clutch two-run home run by senior right fielder Jessica Cooley. Junior Logan Foulks scored the first run of the game when redshirt sophomore Briana Bell put pressure on the Bama defense with a steal. The Crimson Tide catcher threw the ball into center field, allowing Foulks to jog home. With Bell on second, Cooley launched a blast to right field off Bama righty Leslie Jury for her eighth long ball of the season. Just like the Bulldogs, Alabama scored its first run thanks to an error by the defense in the bottom of the first. The Crimson Tide added its second run of the game due to a twoout solo homer by Courtney Conley in the second stanza. Alabama tied the game in the fourth with an RBI single by Jackie Traina, and took its first lead of the weekend with an RBI hit by Jadyn Spencer. The home team pulled away in the fifth as a result of a three-run home run by Kaila Hunt. The bases clearer followed with a bases-loaded hit by pitch and a pair of basesloaded walks to give the No. 4 team a 10-3 lead. Haylie McCleney ended the game with an RBI single up the middle. “I cannot wait to play (today),” Stuedeman said. “This is the most fun game on earth.” State returns to action today at 1 p.m. for the series finale in a rubber match which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports South. Dave Neal will call the game and Cheri Kempf will analyze the action. For live in-game updates of the game, follow the program on Twitter at @MStateSB.
3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Miami at Milwaukee, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Milwaukee at Miami, TBA
at Duluth, Ga. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. TBS — L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore 1 p.m. WGN — Minnesota at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. ESPN — St. Louis at Philadelphia MOTORSPORTS 1:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Grand Prix of the Americas, at Austin, Texas 3:30 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Austin, Texas (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL Noon TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Atlanta at Indiana 2:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 1, L.A. Lakers at San Antonio 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Milwaukee at Miami 8:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Houston at Oklahoma City NHL HOCKEY 2 p.m. NBC — New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m. NBCSN — St. Louis at Colorado SOCCER 4 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Philadelphia at D.C. United
New York 1, Boston 0 Saturday, April 20: New York 85, Boston 78 Tuesday, April 23: Boston at New York, 8 p.m. Friday, April 26: New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday, April 28: New York at Boston, 1 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 1: Boston at New York, TBA x-Friday, May 3: New York at Boston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Boston at New York, TBA Atlanta vs. Indiana Sunday, April 21: Atlanta at Indiana, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: Atlanta at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Monday, April 29: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Indiana at Atlanta, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Atlanta at Indiana, TBA
Brooklyn 1, Chicago 0 Saturday, April 20: Brooklyn 106, Chicago 89 Monday, April 22: Chicago at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Brooklyn at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Brooklyn at Chicago, 2 p.m. x-Monday, April 29: Chicago at Brooklyn, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Brooklyn at Chicago, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Chicago at Brooklyn, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City vs. Houston Sunday, April 21: Houston Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: Houston Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27: Oklahoma City Houston, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 29: Oklahoma City Houston, TBA x-Wednesday, May 1: Houston Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, May 3: Oklahoma City Houston, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Houston Oklahoma City, TBA
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Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-2) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-1), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 2-1) at San Francisco (Zito 2-1), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 0-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 12 4 .750 — New York 10 6 .625 2 Baltimore 10 7 .588 2½ 7 10 .412 5½ Tampa Bay 7 11 .389 6 Toronto Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 8 7 .533 — 9 8 .529 — Detroit Minnesota 7 7 .500 ½ Chicago 7 10 .412 2 6 10 .375 2½ Cleveland West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 12 6 .667 — Texas 11 6 .647 ½ Los Angeles 6 10 .375 5 7 12 .368 5½ Seattle Houston 5 12 .294 6½ Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Baltimore, ppd., rain N.Y. Yankees 9, Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 3 Kansas City at Boston, ppd., local manhunt Texas 7, Seattle 0 Houston 3, Cleveland 2 Minnesota at Chicago, ppd., cold, windy conditions L.A. Angels 8, Detroit 1 Saturday’s Games Baltimore 7, L.A. Dodgers 5, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 3, 11 innings
Boston 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 10, Detroit 0 Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 10 innings Baltimore 6, L.A. Dodgers 1, 2nd game Cleveland 19, Houston 6 Tampa Bay 1, Oakland 0 Texas 5, Seattle 0 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-1) at Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1), 1:07 p.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 1-1) at Boston (Dempster 0-1), 1:35 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Oakland (Milone 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 0-3), 1:40 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 0-2) at Houston (Bedard 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-3), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Harang 0-1) at Texas (Grimm 0-0), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 3-0) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 1-0), 3:35 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Boston (Webster 0-0), 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Oakland at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. National Basketball Association Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Milwaukee vs. Miami Sunday, April 21: Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23: Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25: Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Miami at Milwaukee,
San Antonio vs. L.A. Lakers Sunday, April 21: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, TBA
Starkville Saints to meet
The Starkville Saints youth tackle football team will have a parent meeting on April 29 downstairs inside the Starkville Sportsplex building. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. For any questions, contact Fred Tate at 662-769-9733.
Denver 1, Golden State 0 Saturday, April 20: Denver 97, Golden State 95 Tuesday, April 23: Golden State at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 26: Denver at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28: Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Golden State at Denver, TBA x-Thursday, May 2: Denver at Golden State, TBA x-Saturday, May 4: Golden State at Denver, TBA
Local Pitch, Hit, Run event set
Area youth are encouraged to participate in the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run hosted locally by Starkville Parks and Recreation on April 27 at 9 a.m. The location will be McKee Park on fields 2 and 3. Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of major league baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions (7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14), and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at major league ballparks and the National finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age group and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact local coordinator William Pochop at 662-323-2294.
L.A. Clippers vs. Memphis Saturday, April 20: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, late Monday, April 22: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 30: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA x-Friday, May 3: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBA x-Sunday, May 5: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBA
SHS fast pitch sets fundraiser
The Starkville High School fast pitch softball team will be holding a bar-b-cue dinner fundraiser on May 3 to support specific needs for the program. The plates will cost $10 each and will be available to be picked up on the visitor’s side of the SHS football stadium. Members of the softball team will be selling tickets, but anyone having trouble obtaining a ticket can contact Donna Bishop at 662-769-0636 to make arrangements.
EMCC softball extends win streak
SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College softball team extended its MACJC North Division winning streak to nine consecutive games by sweeping visiting Northwest Mississippi Community College, 6-5 and 146, during Friday’s Sophomore Day festivities at the EMCC Softball Field.
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Mississippi State campus - Starkville - Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time to shine
Cowart productive as QB of Bulldogs
By BEN WAIT Tyler Russell has proven that he is capable of leading the Mississippi State Bulldogs. On Saturday it was another quarterback that shined. Junior walk-on quarterback Sam Cowart led the Maroon team to a 3828 win over the White team in MSU’s annual Maroon-White Spring Game at Davis Wade Stadium. “He was talking trash to me in the locker room, showing me what he could do,” MSU head coach Dan Mullen said. “It just shows it’s a great learning (experience) for anybody. If you’re willing to work hard, you’re going to put the time in and you’re going to go to practice. You’re going to see great development. Sam is a great example of that out there. He’s worked really hard this spring, (and) took advantage of his opportunity. He came out and played well (Saturday).” Cowart finished the day completing 23-of-33 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown. “The Lord blessed me with a great opportunity here as a walkon,” Cowart said. “You always can get better. (Saturday) I had great teammates. (The) offensive line did a great job and (Derrick) Milton and (Brandon) Holloway did a great job running. I feel like I can develop better over the summer. I have Dak (Prescott) and Tyler ahead of me, those are two great guys I can learn from.” Cowart found junior wideout Jeremey Chappelle for a 55-yard passing touchdown in the first half. Chappelle did most of the work as he weaved his way through the defense for the score. “I got the ball and I saw green grass,” Chappelle said. “I knew if I could make a couple of defenders
Maroon-White Spring Football Game
New group of receivers targets of signal callers
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Mississippi State quarterback Sam Cowart (14) throws a pass during Saturday’s Maroon-White Spring Football Game. Cowart’s Maroon team won a 38-28 decision at Davis Wade Stadium. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
It appears that Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has a new group of wide receivers to distribute the football around to this fall. After losing such talent as Chad Bumphis, Arceto Clark and Chris Smith, a drop off could have happened for the Bulldogs. During Saturday’s Maroon-White Spring Football Game at Davis-Wade Stadium, MSU had a different look at wide receiver. Brandon Hill, Jameon Lewis, Joe Morrow, Malcolm Johnson and Jeremy Chappelle were all involved in some way on offense for the two teams during the course of the action. “All of my receivers are doing good,” Russell said after Saturday’s game. “They are all young. Sometimes they will mess up, but you’ve just got to sit there, talk to them and try to get them to understand what you’re looking for. I think they will be fine.” Hill, listed as a junior tight end, is a local product from nearby West Lowndes High School. He caught a pair of touchdown passes from Russell of 12 and 10 yards. Utilizing Hill’s skill is something MSU coach Dan Mullen would like to do more. “(Hill) has tremendous potential and makes a lot of big plays,” Mullen said. Chappelle has the biggest day for the Maroon squad with eight catches for eight catches for 114 yards, including a nifty 55yard scoring reception. Also for the Maroon, Malcolm Johnson had four catches for 46 yards. Lewis had four receptions for 61 yards for the White, while Robert Johnson added two catches for 20 yards to go along with Hill’s two grabs for 22 yards. Russell knows he has the players around him to produce in the fall. After a poor performance in the Gator Bowl where he threw four interception, Russell knows a certain measure of redemption has to take place. He completed 13-of-24 pass attempts on Saturday for 179 yards and the two scores to Hill. “In the end, I’ve got to perform and be that type of guy to go out there and perform every game,” Russell said.
MSU gets official invite to Texas Kickoff Classic
By JASON EDWARDS, DANNY P. SMITH Mississippi State fans already knew they were headed to Texas for a showdown against Oklahoma State to open the 2013 season, but Super Bulldog Weekend brought with it the official invitation. According to Brad True, marketing manager for Lone Star Sports Entertainment, the decision to select the Bulldogs for the Texas Kickoff Classic was an easy one. “We started off by looking at all the fan bases and how they travel so as soon as we came across Mississippi State being available, we started calling around to the other bowl games,” True said. “They said nothing but great things about MSU fans’ ability to travel and the reputation they have to fill a stadium in any part of the country. “What sold it for us on Mississippi State is they came to Houston in 2009 and took over the UH stadium with maroon and white.” Despite the distance from Starkville, there is a sizable alumni base in Houston. Just another reason the selection committee is excited about the Bulldogs coming to town. “Yeah it’s a nine-hour drive from Starkville and OSU is right around there,” True said. “What we really like is the alumni bases. Houston is the third biggest MSU alumni city outside of Mississippi. We think we’ll have a sellout crowd.” The MSU fans may know where they are going, but there is still one piece remaining in the puzzle. Since the game will be televised, the teams will have to wait until later this summer to see when exactly they will take the field. “We’re waiting on this because, long story short, Fox Sports has the first right of refusal of the game and they still have to make that decision whether they want it or not,” True said. “Once that’s done, we’ll be able to set a game time. We really think it’ll be in the 4-6 p.m. range for a time. We’ll have a set time in early June.” While there are plenty of bonuses for the city of Houston and the Texas Kickoff Classic, MSU certainly has some perks in the form of schedule strength. “These kickoff games are becoming the best deal for a school’s schedule,” True said. “When you think about strength of schedule being so important moving forward for the playoff, then we can take this game and blow it out, having our geography work out for us to have Big 12 and SEC works out perfectly for all parties involved.”  Not only will the Kickoff help the Bulldogs this season, but it might be a precursor for things to come as the Meineke Care Car of Texas Bowl considers a tie-in with the Southeastern Conference. “We’re renegotiating our bowl tie-in as well,” True said. “I know we’re talking to all the conferences and it’s kind of a very weird situation with the way they do that, but geographically, it makes so much sense to have the SEC. ESPN manages the bowl game so they do a lot of the heavy lifting. We have one more year with Big 12 and Big Ten, but it could just as easily be SEC.” The bowl tie-in will be down the road, so for now, MSU is focused on the August 31 game against Oklahoma State.
He was listed as a kicker on the White roster. “I’m excited to be out here,” Goodwin said. “I wanted to come out here last fall, then things happen and I wasn’t able to. I talked to coach after Christmas and I came back out for the spring.” Goodwin plans to be back with the Bulldogs in the fall and contribute in any way possible.
Mullen’s spring offense productive in game
In the Maroon-White Spring Game, the teams combined for 790 yards of total offense. Of the almost 800 yards, the Bulldogs had 445 yards in the air including five touchdowns, while 346 yards came from rushes with four resulting in MSU scores.
Goodwin participates in Bulldogs spring
Former Starkville Academy football player Will Goodwin finished his first spring practice with the Bulldogs with the completion of Saturday’s Maroon-White Game. After transferring from Itawamba Community College, Goodwin got the word from MSU football coach Dan Mullen to come on out for the spring.
  Tiffany Huddleston, a former athlete for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers and signee with the Mississippi State soccer team, was watching the Bulldogs with her family during their exhibition game against Southern Miss on Saturday. It was an exciting time for Huddleston knowing that the next time MSU competes, she will be a part of the team. She likes the direction that coaches Aaron Gordon and his wife Ashley are taking with the Bulldogs. “I’ve talked with his wife more,” Huddleston said. “I think they are still getting adjusted to things. They’ve brought a lot of excitement to the table and they have really good intentions for the program. It’s a really exciting thing and a new start to things.” Another player with Starkville connections
Huddleston checks out MSU soccer action
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Bulldog Bits
Men’s Golf
St. Simons Island, Ga. – Junior Chad Ramey fired a 3-under-par 67 to move into a tie for second place heading into the final day of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Golf Championship. Ramey’s stellar round helped No. 25 Mississippi State to a second-straight 6-overpar 286 that kept the Bulldogs in sixth place. State’s 12-over 572 through the opening 36 holes puts MSU 18 strokes back of tournament leader No. 30 South Carolina. First-round leader No. 19 Auburn fell to third following a 9-over-par second round. “We didn’t play quite as well (Saturday), even though we shot the same score as (Friday),” MSU coach Clay Homan said. “We made a few costly mental errors, but we still competed and have a chance to have a solid finish (today). The wind is forecasted to be high (today), so a good round can go a long way on this course.” Ramey, who finished tied for fifth on Friday, shot a 3-under-par 67 on Saturday to move into a tie for second. “Chad is playing some fantastic golf,” Homan said. “He has put himself in contention to win an SEC Championship (today).” The Fulton native, who has seven Top-10 finishes this season, enters today five strokes back of USC’s Caleb Sturgeon. He will be seeking a second-straight Top10 showing at St. Simons Island after finishing seventh in last season’s championship. Junior Axel Boasson and senior Robi Calvesbert each fired off a 4-over-par 74 on Saturday. Boasson stands 22nd overall with a 144. Calvesbert’s two-round 148 is tied with seven others for 39th. Junior Joe Sakulpolphaisan rebounded from a tough opening round to card a 1-over-par 71 performance. The Thailand native’s three birdies propelled him up the leader board 10 spots to 58th overall with an 11-over 151. Junior Barrett Edens rounded out the Bulldog scoring with a 6-over-par 76. The Okolona native stands at 9-over 149 for the championship. Homan’s squad will tee off at Hole No. 1 at 9:20 a.m. CT tomorrow. The Bulldogs will be paired with No. 21 Texas A&M and No. 13 Georgia for Sunday’s final round. Soccer Field. The draw capped an unbeaten spring slate for Mississippi State in its first action under new head coach Aaron Gordon. The Bulldogs managed to pull out the tie despite a limited roster that was coming off an exhausting 1-0 win against Memphis four days earlier. “It was a beautiful day to play soccer, and we had a great crowd here supporting us,” Gordon said. “Unfortunately, I don’t think we brought everything we could have. Playing midweek against a tough Memphis team and having a small roster this spring could have been a factor, but the spring overall has been good so I can’t complain.” The Bulldogs out-shot the Golden Eagles 12-7, including a 6-3 edge in on-goal opportunities. State also held a 5-4 advantage in corner kick opportunities. Playing three 30-minute periods, State netted the first goal on a Sullivan strike 10 minutes after the opening whistle. Shannon Palmer had a chance to add a second goal for MSU moments later, but her attempt sailed just wide left of target. Toward the end of the opening 30 minutes, Sullivan broke through the USM defense only to have her attempt stopped by the Golden Eagle goalkeeper. Southern Miss nearly had the equalizer midway through the second period as a long attempt from the right side was deflected wide of the back post by State goalie CJ Winship. With just under 16 minutes left in the second period, the Bulldogs’ Shannen Jainudeen sent a header just high of the bar on a corner kick by Amy Hoover. The Golden Eagles countered 4 minutes later and had a nice link-up play at the edge of the 18, but MSU’s defense stood strong and cleared the ball out of the danger area. MSU had the next chance in the frantic period on a Sullivan flick to Halee Heltsley, but her shot was turned back by the Golden Eagle goalie. After a Sullivan shot sailed wide, USM equalized off a corner kick with 1:47 to go in the second stanza. The Golden Eagles sent the ball into the middle of the 18, and in the ensuing fight for the loose ball, Temple Hughs found it at her feet and put it into the right side of the net. Early in the final stanza, Sullivan had a goahead volley attempt tipped over the bar. USM had the final scoring chance of the contest, but Brooke Hendrix’s chip shot narrowly sailed high of target. finishes, the Mississippi State track and field team boasted top performances in its rival’s territory, as Ole Miss hosted the Mississippi Open on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs captured multiple wins, as senior Allison Storey posted a season-best 139-02.00 in the javelin throw, and Alyssa Hall neared her best high jump clearance this year at 5-07.00. Also shining for the MSU women included Jody-Ann Muir, who clocked a 54.07 in the 400-meter dash to earn a spot in first, along with Kanishia Carey who finished ahead of the pack in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.80. Chloe Phillips (4:25.66) and Emma Neigel (4:33.59) paced distance runners in the 1500-meter run, finishing second and third, respectively. Ebony Brinker and Sydney Rodkey garnered a pair of Top 3 field performances, as Brinker leaped a personal-best 40-09.75 in the triple jump and Rodkey pole vaulted 11-06.50. On the men’s side, the Maroon and White posted Top 3 times and scores in all events in which they competed. Highlighted by Starkville native Tavaris Tate’s first-place finish in the 400-meter dash, Dudley’s squad saw a day full of success. Juan Sanchez also earned a spot in first for the Bulldogs, as he finished the 1500-meter run in 3:49.10. Following Sanchez, freshman Patrick Monaghan clocked a 3:53.91 to finish third. In the field, Pitor Antosik threw the javelin for 204-07.00, a score which ranks fifth on MSU’s all-time list. His performance earned him a second-place finish. Placing second and third in the long jump, A.J. Ward and Antavius McGhee leaped for 23-04.00 and 22-09.00, respectively. State’s momentum continued as Jason Harper finished second in the triple jump (4901.75) and Tate’s speed gained him a spot in third in the 200-meter dash (21.17). The Bulldogs will remain on the road next weekend, as they travel to Philadelphia for the historic Penn Relays. For more updates on MSU track and field, follow the team on Twitter (@msutracksarah).
Women’s Golf
Elisabeth Sullivan scored her third goal of the spring as the Mississippi State soccer team tied Southern Miss 1-1 in front of a Super Bulldog Weekend capacity crowd at the MSU
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ally McDonald fired a 2-under-par 70 to help the Mississippi State women’s golf team climb into second place in the Southeastern Conference Championships hosted at Greystone Country Club. After turning in an 18-over-par 306 Friday, MSU posted a 303 during Saturday’s second round to overtake No. 31 LSU for second Track and field place. The 36-hole 609 tally is MSU’s best in   the SEC Championships since 2007 (607). OXFORD – Collecting eight first-place If the Lady Bulldogs secure a Top 10 finish
Sunday, they will break the school record for consecutive Top 10 finishes (10). Since the SEC expanded from six teams, MSU’s best finish came with a fifth-place showing in 2000. Second-ranked Alabama took control of the championship field with a two-round 21-overpar 597. Its second-round 5-over 293 is the only sub-300 card of the tournament thus far. “I am so proud of our team,” third-year MSU coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “We have worked hard this year and we are reaping the rewards for that commitment. Our one shot mentality serves us well. For 6,400 yards and wet, greens are rolling at 11 or so with very tough hole placements, it is a true SEC Championship.” McDonald’s 2-under card follows her opening-round 5-over-par 77 and ranks third through two rounds. The Fulton native’s tworound 147 is only three shots back of the individual lead. With her birdie on No. 17 Saturday, McDonald, a standout sophomore, broke the single-season school record for birdies with 85. Amanda Mathis held the previous record during the 2005-06 season. No. 2 Stephanie Meadow of Alabama is the current individual leader. She posted a secondround 3-under 69 to follow her first-round, 3-over-par. The Tide’s 47th-ranked Jennifer Kirby owns the runner-up spot with a 2-overpar 146. Carri Wood owns MSU’s lone SEC individual championship during the 1992 campaign. The Lady Bulldogs most veteran player, Mary Langdon Gallagher also owns a Top 10 card after firing back-to-back 3-over-par 75’s. At 6-over, the Greenwood native is looking for her first Top 10 card of the season and the second of her career. Rica Tse posted a 6-over-par 78 to follow her opening-round 77. Her two-round 11-over-par 155 is currently tied for 21st overall. Sophomore Elena Warren (77-83=161) and freshman Gabi Oubre’ (81-80=161) are each 17-over through the first two rounds to round out the MSU leaderboard. Final-round action will begin at 8 a.m. with the Lady Bulldogs slated to tee off alongside Alabama on hole No. 1 at 10:15 a.m. “We are fortunate to be playing with the reigning national champions Alabama (today) and on any given day, anything can happen,” Brown-Lemm said. “We will go out (today) and play our game like any other tournament.” Live stats will be available through HailState. com. Fans can also follow the women’s golf program on Twitter, @mstateWG, and on Facebook at
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen, left, reaches out to shake hands with former Bulldog running back Anthony Dixon. Dixon and former defensive lineman Pernell McPhee threw out the first pitch for Saturday’s baseball game. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
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on the MSU soccer squad is midfielder Mary Kathryn Taylor from Pace, Fla. Taylor has family that live in Starkville. The match between the Bulldogs and Golden Eagles ended in a 1-1 tie.
eight innings to get the win. It was the career-high longest for Lindgren, besting his old high of seven earlier this year in a win against St Joseph.  During his time on the mound, the sophomore struck out 11 which is his highest strikeout number against an SEC foe and the second highest of his career.
There were 14,562 fans that settled into Polk-Dement Stadium to watch the Bulldogs defeat the Auburn Tigers. Saturday’s total marks the 28th game for MSU with over 10,000 attendees and is the second highest in both NCAA and MSU history.
Lindgren showcases pitching dominance
Heading into the Super Bulldog series concluding game between the Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers, Jacob Lindgren had been quite the pitcher for MSU. On Saturday, he continued that dominance as he went
Bulldogs play game in front a few friends 
Attendance at Bulldog baseball games has always been high. Heading into Saturday, MSU held nine of the top 10 NCAA on-campus attendance records. After the final game of Super Bulldog Weekend, State now holds all 10.
MSU stays on a roll during baseball season
After losing the first three SEC series, MSU has now won three in a row. The series wins came against Florida, Texas A&M and now Auburn. The Bulldogs look to continue the winning as they face tough SEC opponent Vanderbilt in Nashville on April 26-28.
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Pirates beat Braves 3-1
By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Russell Martin decided to take James McDonald to the movies before Saturday night’s game. Instead of going to the multiplex, they headed to the video room and Martin, usually the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting catcher, showed a highlight reel to McDonald, the struggling right-hander. The entire video consisted of McDonald striking out batters. The idea worked as McDonald struck out nine and allowed only one run on two hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves. Gaby Sanchez hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the sixth inning to hand Atlanta (13-4), which has the best record in the major leagues, consecutive losses for the first this season. It also marked the first time the Braves lost a game in which they had scored. “I know when I’m not hitting well, sometime I’ll look all my line drives or hard hit balls,” said Martin, who played third base on Saturday while Michael McKenry caught McDonald. “It gives you some positive reinforcement if you’re struggling. I thought it might help James out a little bit.” McDonald responded by striking out the side in the first inning, setting down B.J. Upton, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton on 13 pitches. “I was motivated after watching the video,” McDonald said. “I wanted to go out and throw well. I wanted to set the tone right from the start and I did. I felt good about the way I threw.” Sanchez’s first home run of the season broke a 1-1 tie and capped a three-run sixth. Paul Maholm (3-1) carried a two-hit shutout into the inning and had not allowed a run in 25 1/3 innings this season. “We had put together some good at-bats against him leading up to that inning and we felt it we stayed patient that we could score some runs off him,” Sanchez said. “We just kept putting good at-bats together against him until we broke through.” Maholm allowed three runs and four hits in six innings with three walks and five strikeouts. “I never really thought about the streak because I knew I was going to give up some runs at some point,” Maholm said. “I’m not upset about that. I’m just disappointed that I made two bad pitches, one to (Andrew) McCutchen and one to Gaby that cost us the game.” Starling Marte opened the decisive sixth by drawing a walk and bunted to second by Jose Tabata. McCutchen then drove in Marte to tie it with a double off the right-field wall on a night when fans received a bobblehead doll of the All-Star center fielder. Sanchez followed by a driving a 1-2 pitch to center field to put the Pirates ahead. “It was a matter of our hitters sticking with the game plan,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “We stayed patient until Paul left a couple of pitches up in the zone and we hit them.” McCutchen and Sanchez each had two hits. Jason Grilli pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to stay perfect in Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Paul Maholm (28) delivers during save opportunities at 6-for-6. McDonald issued four walks and three came in the second the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Gene J. Puskar, AP) inning when he allowed his only run.
After emotional ceremony, Red Sox top Royals 4-3
From Wire Reports BOSTON (AP) — After honoring the victims and the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox kept on with their best start in 11 years by beating the Kansas City Royals as David Ortiz played his first game since last summer and Daniel Nava hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. The Red Sox wore white home jerseys with “Boston” on the front instead of the customary “Red Sox.” The shirts will be auctioned off for a fund to support victims of the bombing. The 37-year-old Ortiz injured his right Achilles tendon running the bases on July 17 and appeared just once in Boston’s final 72 games, against the Royals on Aug. 24. Ortiz was bothered by inflammation in both heels during spring training and didn’t play in any exhibition games. He was 2 for 4 in his return, tying the score 1-all with a sixth-inning RBI single off James Shields.
Cardinals 5, Phillies 0
PHILADELPHIA — Lance Lynn threw one-hit ball for seven innings and Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Lynn (3-0) did not allow a hit until John Mayberry Jr., led off the fifth with a double. Lynn struck out eight and walked three in his longest outing of the season.
on Alexei Ramirez’s throwing error, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox. Doumit led off with a double off Hector Santiago (0-1). After Aaron Hicks popped up a bunt attempt, Eduardo Escobar hit a slow grounder that shortstop Ramirez fielded cleanly but bounced his throw to first base. Escobar was safe on an infield hit and Doumit scored to help Minnesota snap a four-game skid against the White Sox.
Seattle Mariners. Lowe (1-0) came out of the bullpen in the second inning after Tepesch was hit just above the right wrist by a line drive, sustaining a bruise. The 39-year-old right-hander allowed only one Seattle batter to reach when he hit Kendrys Morales with a pitch leading off the third.
Angels 10, Tigers 0
Orioles 7, Dodgers 5
BALTIMORE — Nolan Reimold homered and hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of a splitdoubleheader. With the score tied at 5 in the eighth, Chris Davis hit a one-out double off Paco Rodriguez (0-1) and Ronald Belisario walked J.J. Hardy on four pitches. After a passed ball and an intentional walk loaded the bases, Reimold sliced an oppositefield liner down the right field line.
Orioles 6, Dodgers 1
BALTIMORE — Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings of three-hit ball, Chris Davis and Manny Machado homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete a doubleheader sweep. The Orioles won the opener 7-5, rallying from Twins 5, White Sox 1 ARLINGTON, Texas — Derek Lowe pitched a four-run deficit behind Nolan Reimold, who four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick homered and hit a tiebreaking two-run double in CHICAGO — Ryan Doumit doubled and Tepesch, A.J. Pierzynski and David Murphy each the eighth inning. scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning hit solo homers and the Texas Rangers beat the
CINCINNATI — Brandon Phillips had a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 13th inning, giving the Cincinnati Reds a victory over the Miami Marlins. Facing Steve Cischek (1-2), Miami’s seventh pitcher of the game, Shin-Soo Choo led off the 13th with an opposite-field double down the left field line, his sixth time on base in seven plate appearances — he walked three times. Zack Cozart sustained an apparent right-hand injury while trying to bunt, and pinch-hitter Cesar Nationals 7, Mets 6 Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 3 Izturis moved Choo to third with a fly ball to NEW YORK — Bryce Harper launched two center field. Joey Votto was intentionally walked, DENVER — Jorge De La Rosa pitched long home runs, including a tiebreaking drive in and Phillips — on his bobblehead day — lofted six innings of two-hit ball, Michael Cuddyer the eighth inning, and also doubled to lead the the fly to center field. homered and the Colorado Rockies won their Washington Nationals over the New York Mets. season-high eighth in a row by beating the Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond homered Indians 19, Astros 6 Arizona Diamondbacks. for the Nationals on Bark in the Park day at Citi De La Rosa (2-1) won for the first time at Field. Fans paid $35 for tickets in the second deck HOUSTON — Jason Giambi, Mark Reynolds Coors Field since returning late last year from in right field, and brought their dogs for $10. and Carlos Santana homered, and the Cleveland reconstructive surgery on his pitching (left) Indians routed the Houston Astros. elbow. And he resumed his mastery at home Yankees 5, Blue Jays 3 Giambi had five RBIs and Reynolds drove in of the Diamondbacks, improving to 7-0 with a four runs, but Scott Kazmir was unable to get the 1.38 ERA in eight career starts against Arizona TORONTO — Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup win in his first major league appearance since he at Coors Field. made a two-run throwing error in the 11th inning recorded five outs in a start for the Los Angeles and the New York Yankees beat Toronto for their Angels at Kansas City on April 3, 2011. The leftRays 1, Athletics 0 ninth win in 11 games. hander allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 Shawn Kelley (0-1) got two outs in the 10th innings. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jeremy for the win and Mariano Rivera finished for his Hellickson pitched seven strong innings and Matt fifth save. Rangers 5, Mariners 0 Joyce hit a solo homer to help the Tampa Bay MILWAUKEE — Jonathan Lucroy homered, Hiram Burgos pitched five innings in his major league debut and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of shoddy fielding by the Chicago Cubs. Burgos held the Cubs to one run and five hits with a strikeout and no walks to help the Brewers win their sixth straight game.
Brewers 5, Cubs 1
Reds 3, Marlins 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout capped a nine-run first inning against Rick Porcello with his first career grand slam, Garrett Richards pitched two-hit ball over seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit Tigers. Richards (1-0) struck out eight and walked none. Prince Fielder’s leadoff single in the second and Miguel Cabrera’s leadoff double in the seventh were the only hits off the right-hander in his second start for the injured Jered Weaver, who is sidelined with a broken bone in his nonpitching arm.
Rays beat the Oakland Athletics. Hellickson (1-1) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out six to win for the first time in four starts this season. Joyce homered off Jarrod Parker (0-3) leading off the second inning.
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Heat looking ahead, not back at success
By TIM REYNOLDS Associated Press MIAMI — A year ago, the Miami Heat were chasing something. This time around, everyone is chasing them. And in simplest terms, that’s the taproot of the philosophy Heat coach Erik Spoelstra began trying to instill in his team way back in September, even before the first practice of training camp. Only four franchises since 1969 — only five in league history, period — have won back-to-back NBA championships, proof that successfully defending a title is much tougher than winning one in the first place. Such is the challenge the Heat will face starting today, when they play host to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference firstround series. “It’s a small group to win back to back because you have to have that same resilience,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “We had resilience last year in that no matter what happened, we were going to get through it. Some way, somehow, we were going to win that championship. Do we have that same resilience again? That’s the unknown.” Finding that proverbial chip for their shoulders might be tougher than anything else the Heat have faced this season. They got their rings and then went out and posted the best record in the league, 66-16. They won 27 straight games along the way, won 40 times by double figures, then finished the regular season with an eightgame winning streak — the longest current run in the NBA — despite being without Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh for many of those games. James missed time with a right hamstring strain, which he said provided him with a break that he didn’t even know he needed. He even likened a few days without basketball to a few days without fiancee Savannah Brinson. “When you’re around it every day, every single day for the last 2 1/2 years, you need something to kind of make you miss it, love it again,” James said. “It’s like being around your wife every day. You go on a road trip for a few days and you love her again and miss her so much when you see her. I’m excited. This postseason, I’m excited. I got an opportunity to be away from the game, not play it as much as I’m accustomed to going down the stretch. I guess basketball is
like Savannah in that case.” James spent nine years chasing ring No. 1, a quest that could be best described as allconsuming. Now that he has a title, he sees no reason to change his playoff approach. “I’m going in with the same mindset as I had last year, trying to win it for the first time,” James said. “At this point everyone’s record is thrown out the window. We’re all 0-0, all 16 teams, both conferences. So you know, we look forward to the challenge, man. It’s going to be fun.” Fun — not exactly a word that the Heat said often at this time a year ago. Indiana had them on the ropes in the second round of the playoffs, they needed to win two elimination games to get past Boston and dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Oklahoma City before winning the next four games and the title. Oddsmakers list the Heat as huge favorites in these playoffs. Phil Jackson, he of the 11 championship rings as a coach, tweeted on Friday that he’s “waiting to see who can challenge the Heat,” and former NBA coach Flip Saunders said earlier this week that he doesn’t “see anyone challenging them.” Spoelstra is urging his
FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade holds the the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy and LeBron James holds his most valuable player trophy after Game 5 of the NBA finals against the Oklahoma City in Miami. Only four franchises in more than 40 years have successfully defended an NBA championship. Such is the challenge now for the Miami Heat. (Photo by Lynne Sladky, AP) team to ignore all the talk of an assumed June coronation. That’s why he began planting those seeds, urging the Heat to look ahead and not back at last year’s title, before this season even started. “We wanted to make sure that we had a growth mindset, that we’re trying to get better and not just rest on last year’s success — because that’s what it is, ultimately. It’s last year,” Spoelstra said. “And it never is the same. If you stay the same and everybody else improves, it won’t be enough. And that’s a danger sometimes with success, how you manage it.” The Lakers franchise, both in Minnesota and Los Angeles, has gone back-to-back multiple times, as have the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics. The Detroit Pistons did it once, as did the Houston Rockets. No other NBA club has pulled it off. Miami’s chance in 2007 ended amid an injury-riddled regular season and then a first-
round sweep. “Everybody’s focus was to win this year,” said Ray Allen, who was part of Boston’s attempt to go back-to-back in 2009 and signed with the Heat last summer. “Not one guy said anything about last year, what they did. That’s something that always encouraged me. I was very surprised, because nobody was resting on what they had just done.” And that’s exactly what Spoelstra wanted.
Anthony scores 36, Knicks beat Celtics in Game 1
By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated Press NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener. After knocking the Celtics from the top of the Atlantic Division, the Knicks took the first step to knocking them out of the playoffs by holding Boston to three baskets and eight points in the final period. Anthony, the NBA’s scoring leader, shot only 13 for 29 from the field but scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive baskets late in the period that finally gave the Knicks breathing room in a tight game. Game 2 is Tuesday night before the Celtics host Game 3 on Friday in what will be their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. Jeff Green scored 26 points and Paul Pierce added 21 for the Celtics, who badly missed injured point guard Rajon Rondo, committing 21 turnovers that led to 20 points. The Knicks got their hands on the ball at will in the fourth quarter, when Boston shot 3 of 11. Kevin Garnett had eight points and nine rebounds but shot only 4 of 12 from the field. Jason Terry, another veteran on a young Celtics team, missed all five shots off the bench. The Celtics led after three quarters and tied the game New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts toward a referee for the final time at 72 on Garnett’s basket with 8:13 after a teammate was called for a foul in the second half of Game 1 of remaining. Anthony then made consecutive jumpers, and the NBA basketball playoffs in New York. (Photo by Kathy Willens, after the Celtics got back within three later in the period, AP)
he made a layup and a long jumper that gave New York an 83-76 advantage with 1:21 left. Green made two free throws and the Celtics doubleteamed Anthony, but he fired a pass to a wide-open Kenyon Martin under the basket to put it away with 40 seconds left. J.R. Smith scored 15 points and Raymond Felton had 13 for the Knicks, while Martin finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. The Knicks ended the Celtics’ five-year reign as Atlantic Division champions by going 54-28, winning their first division title since 1994 with their most victories since going 57-25 in 1996-97. The next step would be playoff success for New York, which hasn’t won a postseason series since 2000 and couldn’t even get a game against the Celtics two years ago. The Celtics wore a special patch recognizing the difficult week in Boston following the bombings that killed three people at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Coach Doc Rivers said many players were calling home to check on their families Friday, when the Boston area was in lockdown while authorities searched for the suspect. That even affected the Celtics, as Rondo, out for the season with a knee injury, was unable to join the team Friday in New York because he couldn’t get out. The Boston Fire Dept. Color Guard and FDNY color guard carried the flags onto the court before the national anthem, and Anthony and Pierce addressed the crowd before the game, with a few fans booing Pierce before many others yelled “Shhh!” so he could speak.
Nuggets defeat Warriors 97-95
By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated Press DENVER — Andre Miller scored a playoff career-high 28 points and sank a nifty layup with 1.3 seconds left that lifted the Denver Nuggets to a 97-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Miller drove left past rookie Draymond Green, did an up-and-under between two defenders under the basket and banked the ball off the glass with his right hand. The Warriors inbounded the ball and Stephen Curry’s desperation 3-pointer wasn’t anywhere close as the horn sounded and the Nuggets celebrated their 24th straight win at the Pepsi Center. Miller scored 18 in the frenetic fourth quarter. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets posted an NBA-best 38-3 home record during the season. “It could have went either way tonight so we have to be better prepared on Tuesday,” Miller said. The Warriors trailed 93-92 when Curry was pickpocketed by Ty Lawson, whose layup
made it a three-point game with 35 seconds remaining. Curry, who shot his way into NBA history by sinking a record 272 3-pointers this season, got a whistling pass from Jarrett Jack and swished a contested 3 with Lawson all over him, then did his funky dance downcourt during the timeout with 14.5 seconds left. Miller inbounded the ball, then got it back and isolated on Green until the driving to the hoop for the winning bucket. “We found a way to pull it out,” Miller said. “This was a tough game.” The sixth-seeded Warriors, playing in their first playoff game in six seasons, lost AllStar David Lee to a possible right hip flexor strain in the fourth quarter when he banged into JaVale McGee. He shot both free throws, then couldn’t run back downcourt and was taken for X-rays. Lee finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds, all but two off the defensive glass. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 22 points and Curry had 19. Jarret Jack added 10 points and 10 assists.
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Bass Club begins another season
t has been several months since my last article in October of 2012. With all of our winter hunting behind us, and hopefully everyone’s freezer is filled with deer, squirrel, ducks, and rabbits, we all are enjoying spring and all of its splendor. I know for me and LaNell, a bad case of winter “cabin fever” has us excited about the warm days of spring and all it brings. Everyone looks forward to getting outside and soaking up the warm sunshine this time of year when Mother Nature dresses up and put’s on a new fresh new face after the long cold winter. March Madness is over, and college baseball is in full
Keeping the line tight
Bill Kellum Outdoor Writer
swing and spring football drills have come to a close. It is also time to break ground for our gardens and crank up the lawn mower to cut the grass. For all you turkey hunters, the season is already in full swing. If you
have heard birds gobbling, be thankful, because thus far, I have only heard “Old Tom” one time, and he didn’t pay much attention to me when I tried to lure him in for the harvest. All the wet and cold weather we’ve been moving in and out of lately has not helped turkey hunting at all. I have heard several good reports from Grenada and the Tenn-Tomm Waterway that the crappie bite is on, and they are staging moving shallow, especially with days when the highs are in the 70’s with lows above 50 at night. I hope you are looking forward to all the activities that I have mentioned and that you get out of the house and enjoy Mississippi’s beautiful woods and waters. I
thank our Heavenly Father for the season we call spring and all it brings with it. Now down to some Starkville Bass Club News. We fished two club tournaments in March, on Gainesville Lock March 16-17 and at Aberdeen Lock on March 23-24, and a third tournament in April at Eutaw. The results for these three tournaments are quite impressive. Randy Haynes came in first during the season’s first tournament in March on the Gainesville Lock weighing in five fish that went 13.5 pounds. He was followed in secondary place by John Jackson who weighed in five fishing going 12.25 pounds. Taking third place at this tournament was
Heinz Davis with five fish going 10.88 pounds. Nick Reeves weighed in the Lunker Bass that went 5.14 pounds. The second tournament held at Aberdeen Lock on March 2223 was just as exciting. Dayle Reed took first place weighing in five fish that went 14.78 pounds. Bo Bell came in second with five fish weighing 14.20 pounds. Randy Haynes came in a close third place with five fish weighing 14.14 pounds. Dayle Reed also weighed in the Lunker Bass at this tournament that went 5.14 pounds. The April tournament held on the Warrior River in Eutaw, Ala., and was similarly exciting. Taking first place was Wesley Westbrook with
five fishing weighing in at 12.74 pounds. Randy Haynes came in second weighing in five fish that went 10.88 pounds. Heinz Davis took third place weighing in five fish that went 9.42 pounds. In the Junior Division at Eutaw, Brandon Bell took first place with four fish weighing 10.22 pounds. The next tournament will be the Gary Jackson Memorial Tournament at Aliceville on April 27-28. Come join us for some exciting bass fishing.   Bill Kellum is a contributing outdoor writer for the Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
There are foods you should never give your dog I
f you are like me and own a dog, you likely consider him to be more than just a pet. He is likely a part of the family and just as there are things you would not feed your children, there are foods you should never give your dog. Most people know that chocolate, in any form, can be lethal to dogs, but there are several other foods that are just deadly. James Cummins Let’s look at these other Wildlife foods and how they affect your beloved pet. Mississipppi Macadamia nuts are tasty treats can also be fatal to a dog. but any food containing Not just the nuts by themselves, macadamia nuts. They cause
Conservation Corner
a poisoning that can result in muscle tremors, paralysis of the hind quarters, vomiting and even death. Avocados are fruits considered super healthy for humans, but they contain persin, a fungicidal toxin that dogs are extremely allergic to and cannot ingest. Persin is found in the meat, skin and bark of the plant. Grapes and raisins seems would make a quick, tasty treat for your pup, but they can make dogs very ill. Consuming too many of these can lead to kidney failure in your dog. Many people wrongly think
feeding a dog garlic is a natural means of repelling fleas. This is far from the truth. Garlic, even in small quantities damages the blood cells and can cause anemia. Thankfully, most dogs don’t like garlic, but take care that it is not an ingredient in any food you give your dog. Onions are in the same family as garlic and should be avoided for the same reasons. The toxic effect is the same whether it is raw, cooked or in powder form. Caffeine can cause irreparable damage to your dog. Ingested in even a moderate amount, caffeine can be fatal for both
dogs and cats. Stick with water as a means of hydrating your dog. Like toddlers, dogs explore with their mouth. No matter how many precautions you take, sometimes accidents happen whether you are cutting onions and a piece falls to the floor or you leave a jar of macadamia nuts on a table that your dog can reach. For instances such as these, it is a good idea to keep the number to your vet’s office handy. It is also important to know where the nearest emergency clinic is and keep the number of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control
Center (888-426-4435) posted in a prominent area. If you suspect your dog has consumed a toxic substance, don’t wait for symptoms to appear, call for emergency help immediately.
James L. Cummins is executive director of Wildlife Mississippi, a non-profit, conservation organization founded to conserve, restore and enhance fish, wildlife and plant resources throughout Mississippi. Their web site is www. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
2012 MDWFP deer report now available
From special, wire reports JACKSON – The 2012 Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Report is now available online at www.\deer. The purpose of the annual report is to consolidate all deerrelated data and to present it in a way that is useful for managers and hunters. The backbone of the Report is the data collected by thousands of Magnolia State hunters that participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program.  “The 2012 report is once again a testament to the efforts of thousands of DMAP participants and the intense interest of Mississippi sportsman in conserving and managing white-tailed deer,” said MDWFP deer program biologist Justin Thayer. Deer program biologists work with many DMAP cooperators throughout the year and regularly refer to the Deer Program Report while writing articles, generating reports, or helping guide landowners in making management decisions. Along with a summary of the DMAP harvest data, readers will also find a summary of deer harvest statistics from each Wildlife Management Area, updated breeding date maps, disease updates, deer-related enforcement citation summaries, hunting accident information, updates about ongoing research, additions to the Magnolia Records Program, and more. For more information regarding deer or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit or call us at 601-432-2199. Follow on Facebook at mdwfp or on Twitter at
  The Visitor Education Center adjacent to Enid Lake will host the “WET! Water Education for Teachers” workshop provided by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ Museum of Natural Science. This all-day event will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Deadline for registration is April 26, 2013. The WET! Workshop is Free for teachers who live or work in Grenada, Yalobusha, Tallahatchie, Quitman, Coahoma, Panola, Tunica, and DeSoto. For all others, there is a $15 registration fee for the workshop. Participants can earn 0.6 Continuing Educational Unit credits from Mississippi College for an additional $10. Participants also receive the Project WET Activity Guide. For more information or to register for this event, contact EmilyJo Wiggins or email Emily-JoW@mdwfp. Participants can also contact the VEC at 662-563-8068. The VEC is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55. For more information regarding fishing or hunting in Mississippi, visit or call 601-432-2400.
WET workshop set for May
Arkansas. commission approves hunting seasons
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has scheduled the dates for this fall’s deer hunting season. The commission approved the dates at its monthly meeting Thursday. Modern gun deer season will open Nov. 9, and the end date varies by hunting zone. Archery season opens Sept. 28 and will run through Feb. 28, 2014, for all zones in the state. Muzzleloader season will open Oct. 19. The commission also approved some changes to bear hunting regulations for Zone 2, which covers parts of western and central Arkansas. The commission moved the archery hunting opening date to Oct. 1 and reinstated a 150-bear quota for the zone.
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Mississippi State campus - Starkville - Saturday, April 20, 2013
B ulldog breaks loose
Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson (34) gets a big gainer on the ground early during Saturday’s Maroon-White Spring Football Game at Davis Wade Stadium. (Photos by Kim Murrell, SDN)
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miss, I would score.” The Maroon team got a big lift from Holloway, a redshirt freshman, in the second half. The hybrid offensive player rushed for a 13-yard and 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to ensure the victory for the Maroon squad. He led the Maroon team in rushing with 130 yards on 12 carries. He had a long of 56 yards. “I thought it was pretty good,” Holloway said. “(In) the first half, it was a little slow. I got a few carries here, a few catches there, but (in) the second half, I came out and it was more
natural for me. I came out and just started rolling. It was pretty good.” White team quarterback Russell played only the first half of the spring game. He was 13of-24 for 179 yards and two touchdowns. “It’s for the fans and you want to put on a show,” Russell said. “You just want to try to get into a rhythm and take it as a real game. I think we did that on both sides of the ball and I was impressed with some of the things the other quarterbacks were doing.” Josh Robinson led the White team’s rushing attack with 75 yards on 12 carries.  Mississippi State’s all-time leading rusher Anthony Dixon not worrying about anything.” Ammirati has been thrust into the starting lineup with the injury to senior catcher Mitch Slauter. Ammirati has seen his fair share of playing time this season, but his coaches see that he is making the best of his opportunity. “Nick has just done an unbelievable job,” Cohen said. “Losing Slauter hurt our club, but that’s when you find out about the character of others. You can’t say enough about the heart and character of someone like that, who competes the way he did (Saturday).” Trey Porter had a sacrifice fly in the third inning to get the rally started. MSU got on the board in the first inning when junior second baseman Brett Pirtle a while. “In the last week, he has just done a phenomenal job with the blocks, the receiving, the way he’s handled the pitching staff, the pitches he’s called and the key hits he’s gotten,” Cohen said. “It has just been outstanding.” It’s going to be the contributions of players like Ammirati that are going to be a key for the Bulldogs in the final four Southeastern Conference series of the season. With records of 32-10 overall and 10-8 in the league, MSU is putting itself in a position to make postseason play for the
and former Bulldog defensive lineman Pernell McPhee were on hand for the spring game. Dixon told Mullen he wanted in on the action. He caught a 65yard touchdown pass from Josh Hand for the White team late in the fourth quarter. “Anthony came in and said ‘I want to go run a play,’” Mullen said. “I looked at him, and he said ‘well I’ll just run the ball.’ Knowing him, he probably would go run the football without any pads or anything like that. He’s got that intensity. He was with Stick (Preston Rogers), (and) I said ‘put the jersey on, just sneak out on the field and we’ll throw you a deep pass down there to go score a touchdown.’” singled home junior shortstop Adam Frazier in the bottom of the first inning. Ammirati singled to center field to start the bottom of the second inning. A sacrifice bunt and two wild pitches allowed him to score the Bulldogs’ second run. MSU added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning when Alex Detz doubled to right field bringing home Ammirati. Auburn’s Will Kendall (05) was unable to get out of the third inning. He gave up five runs on five hits to pick up the loss for the Tigers (24-16, 6-12). Patrick Savage led Auburn with three hits. Ammirati had two hits to lead the nine-hit Bulldog attack. third-straight year. The Bulldogs have won the last three SEC series and the next one against Eastern Division-leading Vanderbilt will be difficult. With two more series at home and an interesting three games at Ole Miss in three weeks, it will be worth following MSU’s progress. Danny P. Smith is sports editor and columnist for the Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
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hole hitter Mitchell Self to end the threat. “Coach (Butch) Thompson had a little talk with me and said ‘keep competing for us,” Lindgren said. “Your defense will make plays for you.’ I was just attacking and the defense was making plays.” Lindgren retired eightstraight batters at one point. The Bulldogs (32-10, 10-8) broke the game wide open with a three-run third inning. Senior catcher Nick Ammirati singled to right field to drive home two runs. “It was always there,” Ammirati said of his hitting. “I got my opportunity and try to take advantage of it. (I was) just having fun, relaxing and
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the field last year with Mitch Slauter as the regular catcher. Instead of having a pity party and sulking that he wasn’t getting enough playing time, Ammirati worked hard enough to give the coaches a reason to give him an opportunity. Ammirati has taken advantage of the situation this season. Now that Slauter will be out for a while with a broken hand, the Bulldogs are glad to have Ammirati and will rely on him to carry the load at catcher for
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