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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Volume No. 109, Issue No. 146
Memorial Day event to be held Monday
By MARY GARRISON firstname.lastname@example.org Residents of Starkville and Okitbbeha County will gather Monday morning to honor military service members and remember the fallen with the 15th annual Memorial Day ceremony. The service will begin at 11 a.m. in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse, with an invocation and opening remarks from Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman, President of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Orlando Trainer and Director of Mississippi State University Relations Sid Salter. Boy Scout Troop 14 will present the colors, and MSU Voice Area Coordinator Tara Warfield will sing the national anthem. Captain Charles C. Moore, commanding officer of the Naval Air Station in Meridian, will give a keynote address. âThis year we decided weâd been neglecting the Navy a little bit in our keynote speakers,â said Robert Green, co-chairman of the Greater Starkville Development Partnershipâs Military Affairs Committee. âI wonât say itâs the first time ever, but this is the first time I can remember weâve had someone from the Navy speak. I served in the Navy, so Iâm excited.â Moore began his service in 1989 and became a Naval aviator in 1991. Deployed four times in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf, Moore eventually Wreaths are displayed next to a monument commemmorating area residents went on to command the Fighting Red Hawks of Kingsville, Texas and served on Joint Staff who died or went missing during their service in the U.S. military. A ceremony to honor the fallen will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Oktibbeha County See CEREMONY | Page A-3 Courthouse. (Photo by Mary Garrison, SDN)
EcoCAR team earns high honors
By STEVEN NALLEY email@example.com
Claire Faccini and the other members of Mississippi State Universityâs EcoCAR 2 team knew it would be harder to win this year. The nationwide EcoCAR 2: Plugging In To the Future competition challenges 15 North American universities to reduce the Chevy Malibuâs environmental impact while maintaining performance, safety and consumer acceptability. The competition began in 2012 and takes place over three years, with teams working throughout the year and convening to compete each summer. MSU won first place overall last year. âComing in to the year two competition as the year one winner put a lot of pressure on our team, but in a good way,â Faccini said âYear one was all about designing our vehicle architecture and year two was about implementing it into the 2013 Chevy Malibu that General Motors donated to us. This is the most difficult year because so many obstacles have the opportunity to occur.â MSUâs EcoCAR 2 team overcame a major obstacle to MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw, right, visits with Claire Faccini, communications earn fifth place overall and several awards last week at the manager for MSUâs EcoCAR 2 team, and Josh Hoop, mechanical group leader, during the EcoCAR 2 competition in San Diego last See ECOCAR | Page A-3 week. (Photo courtesy of MSU University Relations)
Duo launches Forever Outdoors
By STEVEN NALLEY firstname.lastname@example.org When Rob Robinson donated his kidney to Gillan Alexander, he not only gave Alexander his life back but also gave him back the gift of the great outdoors. Alexander, a farmer living near Nicodemus, Kan., spent 20 years battling focal segmental glomeruloscerosis, or FSGS, a condition that scars kidney tissue. By 2011, he said, he was on kidney dialysis treatment, which made it difficult to farm, hunt or fish on his own land. Then Robinson, a firefighter from Starkville, came to his land hunting turkey, and as the two became friends, Robinson decided to become Alexanderâs donor. âRob and I were so close of a match in the beginning, it was like we were brothers,â Alexander said. âI will be forever grateful to him. Not only did I gain a kidney, but I kind of feel like I got a brother out of the deal as well. I donât have to take three or four hours a day for dialysis. Itâs great. Farming something takes a lot of time. If you have to spend three or four hours a day doing something else, it takes away from it.â Now, Alexander doesnât just want to pay Robinson back, he wants to pay the favor forward. Robinson and Alexander are teaming up to launch Forever Outdoors, a nonprofit organization seeking to help people overcome obstacles that stand between them and outdoor experiences. Robinson said the organization is already organizing a muzzleloader deer hunt in Kansas with five American soldiers who were severely injured in combat. Three are from Houston, one is from Winona and one
Kansas farmer teams with local kidney donor to pay favor forward
is from Vicksburg, he said; two of the Houston soldiers are twins who were hit in the same attack by an improvised explosive device. âForever Outdoors aims to provide exciting and educational outdoor experience to youth who because of economic, physical or other circumstances have not had the opportunity that we so often take for granted,â Robinson said. âWe will also try in some small way to give back to the wounded warriors who have selflessly sacrificed by giving them a positive outdoor experience whether it be hunting, fishing or simply relaxing in a calm, quiet outdoor atmosphere.â Robinson said Forever Outdoors will share hunting, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, all-terrain vehicle driving and other outdoor activities with children who face both physical
Kansas farmer Gillan Alexander holds a turkey he shot during a hunting trip with his friend from Starkville, Rob Robinson. A kidney condition previously inhibited Alexander from enjoying such outdoor sports as hunting, but Robinson donated his kidney to him. Now, Alexander and Robinson want to open hunting opportunities to others facing physical See OUTDOORS | Page A-3 or financial obstacles. (Submitted photo)
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u Church senior citizen day â True Vine M.B. Church will have senior citizens at 3 p.m. The Rev. James Howell will be the speaker. All senior citizens are invited to join the Community Choir. If you are interested in doing a short talk or solo, please contact Louis Fulton (662-769- 6533), Mary Poe (662-324-9518) or Emily Bush (662-767-8494). u Bethel Methodist Church annual memorial service â The service will take place at 11 a.m. The service will be conducted by Rev. Prentiss M. Gordon, Sr., who was the minister at Bethel from 1948 to 1952. The church is located on Sharp Road in southwestern Oktibbeha County, one mile east of Choctaw County and .25 miles north of Winston County. u Whitehill Freewill Baptist Church â There will be a bluegrass gospel singing at 6 p.m. at Whitehill Freewill Baptist Church featuring Alan Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers. Everyone is invited to attend a great night of music and fellowship. Whitehill Freewill Baptist Church is located on Clarkson Road near Walthall, MS. For more information, call (662) 258-2334. u New St. Mark Church Anniversary â The members of New St. Mark invite you and your church family to the annual church anniversary at 3 p.m. The speaker for the occasion is Eld. Tommy Williams, pastor of Bible Way Progressive Church of God in Christ in Columbus. u Memorial Day service â Zion Cypress U. M. Church will hold its Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. u Annual building fund program â Bell Chapel United Methodist Church will have its annual building fund program at 3 p.m. This year the church will do the 12 Tribes of Israel. It will have 12 speakers one for each tribe about five 10 minutes. Two from the NewBellZion Charge will speak, lay associates Bro. Frederick White and Sister Alberta Hendrix, as well as speakers from local churches. Pastor Eddie Hinton and the congregation of Bell Chapel invite the public to share in the annual building fund program. The church is located at 3909 Old Highway 12 West. For more information, call Linda Ferguson at 662-6173316 or email the church at bellchapelumc.@aol.com. u Senior Citizens â True vine M B Church is celebrating senior citizens at 3 p.m. The theme is âAging with Dignity and Grace.â The speaker is Rev. James Howell, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Falkner, Miss. Dinner will be served.
Starkville High class of 1960 recently met for its 53-year class reunion. (Photo submitted)
u Ag Co-op meeting â Unlimited Community Agricultural Cooperative will have its monthly Landowner and Farmer Meeting at 8 a.m. at BJ3 center located at 5226 Old West Point Rd. This meeting will consist of information on USDA programs and other items of interest for farmers and landowners. For more information, contact Orlando Trainer at 662-769-0071 or firstname.lastname@example.org. u Sessums Community
Cemetery Meeting â will be served from 5:45 to 6, Members of the Sessums and the program starts at 6. Community Cemetery will meet at the cemetery at 7:30 Recurring for clean-up and beautification purposes. All members are asked to be present. For more u The Starkville information, call 323-7530. Community Market â The Starkville Community Market (corner of Jackson & Lampkin Tuesdsay Streets) is in need of volunteers u Kiwanis â Kiwanis to assist in the setting up and will not meet May 28. From taking down of the market May through September, every Saturday this summer. If Kiwanis meet the first and third you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Tuesdays. u The Starkville Civic Jamey Matte by phone at League â The Starkville Civic 601-888-5826 or by email at League will meet at Magnolia Jamey@volunteerstarkville.org. u 8 Habits of Successful Manor at 11:30 a.m. For Relationships and Active information, call 323-9418. u VFW meeting â The Parenting â There will be VFW will meet at 6 p.m. for a a class on the 8 Habits of meal and 7 p.m. for a business Successful Relationships and meeting. Call Bob Crabtree at Active Parenting at the Emerson 324-2298 for more information. Family Resource Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in May. Barbara Culberson Wednesday BSF Marriage Counselor and Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project u Youth Revival â Pastor CARE Manager will lead classes. Hinton and Zion Cypress U. All classes must be attended M. Church family would like to to complete the program. Call welcome to public to worship 662-320-4607 to register. with in our three night old u DHS Foster/Adoptive fashion youth revival. It will support group â There will be begin today and last through a DHS Foster/Adoptive support Friday. It starts at 7 p.m. The group classes from 5-7 p.m. on guest speakers are: Wednesday May 28 at the Emerson Family â Minister Teresa Jefferson Resource Center. Elmarie Gandy of New Zion, Thursday Carr Brooks, Project CARE â Rev. James Covington of Manager and Marlon Thomas, Mt. Olivet M. B. Church, BA Permanency Specialist, will and Friday â Minister Linda lead the class. Call 662-320Bonner of New Prairie Grove. 4607 to register. The church is located on 3743 u Teen Parenting Coalition Hwy 25 South. For additional classes â Teen Parenting information please contact Lena Coalision Nuturing Parenting Smith at 662-324-4674 or 662- classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. 312-4319. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call Thursday 662-320-4607 to register. u Starkville Area Arts u Modern Woodmen â Council Grants â Applicaitons Modern Woodmen will host a for the 2013-2014 Starkville family life activity and dinner Area Arts Council Grants are at CJâs Pizza on May 30 from available through June 30. 5:00-6:30 p.m. The guest Application forms are available speaker is Carole Ann Doughty, at the SAAC office, located in the area director for Teams of Greater Starkville Development Tomorrow (TOTs). Meal cost Partnership Building at 101 is $5 per person. Family, friends South Lafayette Street, Suite 18, and non-members are welcome. or online att www.starkvilleart. All RSVP to Barbara Coats, org. For more information, call financial representative, at 662- 662-324-3080. 418-7957 or barbara.r.coats@ u BrainMinders Puppet mwarep.org. Modern Show â Starkville Pilot Club Woodmen is a fraternal not-for- offers a BrainMinders Puppet profit organization dedicated Show for groups of about 25 to serving its members and our or fewer children of pre-school communities. or lower elementary age. The u Sturgis Public Library show lasts about 15 minutes â The Sturgis Public Library is and teaches children about hosting a program for adults title head /brain safety. Children âBasic Gardeningâ from 5:45 to also receive a free activity book 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Mrs. which reinforces the showâs June Schmidt, who is a Master safety messages. To schedule a Gardener intern. Refreshments puppet show, contact Lisa Long
at LLLONG89@hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More Society â The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-3236290. u Samaritan Club meetings â Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlisterâs Deli (Coachâs Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. u Worship services â Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes â OSERVS is offering multiple courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small arises. If interested in having OSERVS conduct one of these courses, feel free to contact the agencyâs office by phone at (662) 384-2200 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 the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series â A different speaker for Starkvilleâs 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes â 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 662-320-4607. u Writing group â The Starkville Writerâs Group 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 dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152.
u BNI meetings â 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 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. u Dance team applications â KMG Creations children dance company âThe Dream Teamâ is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 1018 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or e-mail danzexplosion@ yahoo.com. u Noontime devotional study â Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book âJesus Livesâ from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting â 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 662323-7597. u Childbirth classes â 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 662-495-2292 or 1-800-843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules â A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection â Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection â Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection â Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection â Tuesday only, recycling collection â 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://www. cityofstarkville.org or call 662323-2652. u Senior Yoga â 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 â Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established âWe Honor Veteransâ 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. email@example.com. u MSU Philharmonia â Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road.
Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at email@example.com or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing â The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662-323-2294. Square dancing u â This is fun for all age couples.Â Â Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall.Â Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.Â Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. atÂ the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.Â Follow the covered walk toÂ the small building. Hospice volunteer u opportunity â Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on someoneâs life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email carly.wheat@gentiva. com. u Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings â The Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Josephâs Catholic Church. Participants are encouraged to use the office entrance off the rear parking lot. Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662418-1843. u Al-Anon meeting â The Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-4185535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class â A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-320-4607. u Samaritan Club cheese â The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 University Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 University Drive, or CB&S Bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan Club member. Contact Hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-323-3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- 3244864, or Charlie Smith at 662324-2989. u Clothing ministry â Rock Hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock Hill United Methodist Church at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For more information, contact Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-312-2935. u Celebrate Recovery â Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662-295-0823. u Healing rooms â From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Starkville Healing Rooms provide a loving, safe and confidential environment where you can come to receive healing prayer. No appointment necessary. Rooms are located upstairs in the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405
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Lynn Lane in Starkville. For more information, call 662418-5596 or email info@ worldaflameministries.org and visit http://www.healingrooms. com u Alcoholics anonymous â The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 327-8941 or visit www. starkvilleaa.org for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting â The PEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. PEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact Bobbie Walton at 662323-5108. u Senior Center activities â The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive will host Party Bridge on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. To play, call 662-3389442. Senior Game Day will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Stitching with Marie will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with afternoon visiting following. For more information, call 662324-1965. u Alzheimerâs meetings â The Starkville church of Christ (1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimerâs Support Group on each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimerâs Syndrome. For more information, call 323-
1499. u Health workshops â A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662242-7962. u Senior Yoga â Senior yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored to beginners. u Community call-in prayer service â The Peterâs Rock Temple COGIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the Prayer Team will contact you. Call 662-615-4001. u SLCE Cancer Support Group â The SCLE Cancer Support Group will meet every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville. Call 662-323-8775 or 601-5271553. u Project HELP â Project HELP with Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist âhomelessâ students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call Mamie Guest or Cappe Hallberg at 662-324-2551 or 662-4183876. u PROJECT CLASS â PROJECT CLASS is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference in the life of a young Service, Achievement and Commendation medals. Following Mooreâs address, Green said the names of local soldiers who lost their lives in military service would be read aloud. Thereafter, members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and representatives of city and county government and MSU donation. âI told him I would help him any way I could,â Alexander said. âNow heâs got me hunting, so Iâm more excited than I was originally. Itâs just some small way we can pay back the blessings weâve gotten out of this deal.â Robinson said Forever Outdoors combines his dream of starting an outfitting business with the land Alexander owns in Kansas. In addition to bringing Mississippians to this Kansas land, he said, the organization is also open to taking Kansas residents to Mississippi. âI love hunting, but I really donât necessarily want to (start an outfitting business) for the money,â Robinson said. âI want to get kids out there, and people who canât necessarily promote hunting. Weâre wanting to build a lot out there in western Kansas use of automotive hardware products from dSPACE. Similarly, she said, the EcoCAR competition had a Mathworks Modeling video competition, where teams showcased use of Mathworks computer design software, and MSU won third place in it. In short, Faccini said, the MSU team prioritized not only engineering but also communicating to others about engineering. âThe team is able to keep our communications aspect very strong because they realize the importance of it and treat the business and communications group with as much respect as they do the technical groups,â Faccini said. âThe key to communicating this technical information is to really dive in to understanding it, even if it is on a very basic level.â MSU Provost Jerry Gilbert and Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw visited the team in San Diego during the competition, and both said in a press release that they were impressed with the teamâs performance. Gilbert said faculty sponsor Marshall Molen deserved credit for mentoring students who shined at the competition. âOur students were
student by practicing reading and arithmetic with them in a one-on-one session for one hour per week. Call 662-323-3322. u Sassy Sirens Game Day â On the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a Game Day at the Senior Citizens Building âFun House.â RSVP to Oldmedic@aol.com. u Starkville Writerâs Group â The Starkville Writersâ Group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Book Mart in downtown Starkville. Contact Stan Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. u Brotherhood breakfast â Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church of Christ Holiness (USA) at 2298 Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. followed by yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring yard supplies. Officer elections will be held at the end of the year. Call Willie Thomas at 662-323-2748. u Casserole Kitchen â The Casserole Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lunch is served on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. All meals will be served in the Fellowship Hall (ground floor) of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Call 662-312-2175. u Free childbirth classes â To pre-register, call 3204607. Free childcare and snacks are provided. Space is limited. u Tutoring â New Century Mentoring & Tutoring Summer Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. For students pre-K through sixth grade. For more information, call 662-418 3930. will lay memorial wreaths in front of the courthouse. âThe important thing about this is that everyone stops and remembers,â Green said. âWe have Veterans Day, but with this our veterans stop and recognize those who died in service.â Austin Shafer, vice president of the Starkville Chamber of thatâs going to be handicap accessible. Itâs going to have handicap accessible deer stands and things like that.â Eventually, Alexander said, citizens could come to his land from across the country through Forever Outdoors. He said Forever Outdoors would be worthwhile if it could make a difference in even a handful of lives, but he would also like to see a different national dream come to fruition later on. âWeâd like to see a lodge out here on my property that we could operate year-round, a place where corporations could send employees for retreats. These are the kinds of things we have written down on paper but not in stone yet.â Parties interested in Forever Outdoors can contact Robinson at email@example.com or Alexander at turkeydenali@ hotmail.com. universally respected and viewed as some of the best in the competition,â Gilbert said in the release. âEvery person at MSU would have been extremely proud to see how well they represented our university. Their hard work and professional demeanor truly defined what it is to be True Maroon.â Shaw said in the release that the students showed a persistent, tenacious MSU spirit when they fixed the drive train failure so quickly. He said he was also impressed with their award-winning presentations. âThe design our team has this year is a major engineering challenge,â Shaw said. âThey have demonstrated its viability, and we expect them to do exceptionally well in the final year of competition.â D.C. will Washington host the third and last phase of EcoCAR 2 in May 2014, in which teams refine their designs. In the meantime, Faccini said she was pleased to see her team do as well as it did this year. âIn my eyes, this was a success,â Faccini said. âWe may not have won first place, but we realize the value of what we accomplished, and that is what is most important to our team.â
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u Una Community Family Fun Fest â It will take place May 31 and June 1. We have booth spaces available for your talents in arts & crafts, barbecuing, fashions, floral arrangements, jewelry, and we welcome yard sale setup. Friday night special guest is Union Baptist Male Chorus from Prairie, Miss., Â Gospel Tones, from Starkville and Mighty Gospel WarriorsÂ from Bruce, Miss. Emcee for the night is Cleo Sanders. Dedication service on June 1. For application and more information about the fun fest, please contact: Sylvester & Shirley Walker 456-4866, Sandra Wofford 456-4034 and Rosie Vance 456-3216 u Maben gospel songfest â The Greater Maben Area Chamber of Commerce will presenta gospel songfest from 5-8 p.m. on June 1 at the W.O. Bill Shivers Park on Main Street next to the library. Soloists and groups will be allowed to compete. There will be a threejudge panel. A $500 grand prize will be awarded to the winner, and three $100 dollar prizes to the runners up. Contestants can register at Maben City Hall or by calling 662-263-4212. Concessions will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring law chairs. u Annual awards program â The Council of Community Organizations Annual Awards Program will take place on June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Rogers and Johnson (COCO) Community Center at 1408 Old Hwy. 82 East. The program will feature David Rogers Memorial scholarship recipients, the
Oktibbeha County Western Union Singing Convention and Ambassador of Faith. u Usher Board Program â Zion Cypress U. M. Church, which is located on 3743 Hwy 25 South, will have their annual Usher Board Program on June 2 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker is Minister Wanda Stallings of New Zion M. B. Church. The public is invited. Rev. Eddie Hinton is the pastor. For additional information please contact Lena Smith at 662-3244674 or 662-312-4319. u Pastorâs Anniversary â Cedar Grove M.B. Church of Aberdeen, MS will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of Dr. Henry L. Brownlee on June 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Clarence Buchanan of the New Birth M.B. Church of Gore Springs, Miss., is the guest speaker. u New Century Christian Education Ministries â New Century Christian Education Ministries will offer a Christian education class, Creative ways of Teaching the Gospel beginning the June 3 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 662-418-3930 or 663-268-8451. u Starkville Public Library book sale set â The Friends of the Starkville Public Library will hold its monthly book sale on June 3, from 12 to 6 p.m. Along with a variety of books for sale, there is a large donation of childrenâs books and also a large donation of books from the literary collection of a former English professor at Mississippi State University and editor of the Mississippi Quarterly. Books in the âAnytime Roomâ will be priced at 5 for $1. Revenue from the sale of books is used to support library projects. planes fly over head at just the right moment âŚ itâs really powerful.â Shafer said he was pleased with last yearâs turnout, and he encouraged those in the community to join on Monday. âWe had close to 100 come out last year,â Shafer said. âThis is just another way this community can say âthank
u Spring revival â Shady Grove Abbott will hold its annual spring revival June 3 through June 7 at 7 p.m. Shady Grove Abbott invites your church to worship and uplift the name of Jesus. Guest ministers are Rev. Donald Anderson, Rev. Tim Brinkley, Rev. Avis Shelton, Rev. Leon Griffin and Rev. Henry Shelton. u 2013 Summer Reading Program â Maben Public Library will have activities with Beverly Lewis from Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, Pam Awad, nutrition educator with Mississippi State Extension Service, and Claude Brown, retired fish and game commission, ending the program with earthworms! The program is open to ages 4 through 12, with prizes each week and special prizes at the end for all who complete the reading requirements. Reading requirements are 4-7, 15 easy books and 8-12, 3 chapter books, but you may read as many as you like. Our program will be June 11, 18 and 25 at 10. Registration will be June 7 from 12 to 4, and June 8 from 9 to 12. For more information, please call the library at 662-2635619 or visit its website at www.starkville.lib.ms.us. All programs are free of charge. u Usherâs ministry â First Baptist Pheba Church would like to invite everyone to celebrate its annual usher ministry program on June 9 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Charlie F. Barnes, Sr., pastor of Mount Peiler M.B. Church. The will be special musical selections by Mout Peilerâs Gospel Choir.
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Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computers, and the U.S. Seventh Fleet staffs. He has been honored with the Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious
Commerce, said in addition to formal ceremonies, area pilot Kerry Hardin would conduct a âflyoverâ if weather permits. âItâs amazing to see those old bi-planes,â Shafer said. âItâs a really emotional moment too, when youâve got all these things going on, with the honor roll and the laying of the wreaths and Taps, and these
youâ to our military service members.â Green said the event would take place rain or shine and would last about an hour. âTo a lot of people Memorial Day is just an extra day off to go to the beach,â Green said. âBut itâs so much more than that. To our veterans especially, itâs more than that.â
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and economic challenges. Robinson said the organization will also promote organ donation. âBecause of the medical problems that (Alexander) went through, we want to get people involved and get them to become organ donors,â Robinson said. âWe donât want to stand back and not be a role model for others to get involved in organ donations. I thought I was just helping (Alexander), but we want to help others.â Alexander said Robinson told him before his transplant that one of his dreams was to run a business revolving around hunting. He said he wanted to help Robinson achieve that dream out of gratitude for his friendship and his kidney
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EcoCAR 2 competition in San Diego, Calif. With three days left in the competition, Faccini said, the team faced a mechanical internal breakdown in their Malibuâs custom hybrid drive train. By the next day, she said, the team had it fixed, just in time to run events the day after that. âThe team completely dropped the power train and reassembled it â basically rebuilt the entire front of the car â within 20 hours,â Faccini said. âThis was an incredible feat to pull off. It was amazing to see, and other teams told us that we âinspiredâ them to overcome challenges that they faced. There was no time to feel sorry for ourselves or be disappointed. We knew what we had to do and got it done.â Awards the MSU team won included Best Controls Presentation, Best Communications Presentation and third place in the overall business program category. Pennsylvania State University won first place overall. The team also won first place in the dSPACE video competition, where Faccini said the team showcased its
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Except as donors, unions all but irrelevant in Mississippi
Combative emails and phone calls trailed â as they almost always do when I write on that topic â my most recent column on the pursuit of a union vote at Nissanâs auto manufacturing plant by the United Auto Workers. Pro-union critics made their usual protestations about the historic good the unions did in getting rid of child labor sweat shops, unsafe working conditions, and winning the 40-hour work week. But in point of fact, those are not serious issues in the current dispute over the UAWâs attempt to infiltrate foreign-owned auto plants in the South. In considering the UAWâs position, itâs apparent that the declining political relevance of organized labor when one gets past contest Democratic Party primaries has made any expansion of the footprint of the unions difficult if not impossible. Unions have all but died on the political vine and thatâs particularly true in right-to-work states like Mississippi. According to the U.S. Department of Laborâs Bureau of Labor Statistics, only some 48,000 Mississippians or 4.3 percent of Mississippi workers are members of labor unions with another 64,000 or 5.7 percent of the stateâs workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract. That dwindling union membership in Mississippi means that there are over a million more non-union workers in this state than there are union members and non-joining but union-represented workers combined. In 2012, the BLS reported that 19 states had union membership rates above the U.S. average, of which 9 had rates above 15 percent. Of the nine states with the highest rates, three were located in the Northeast, one in the Midwest, and the remaining five were in the West. New York had the highest rate (23.2 percent), followed by Alaska (22.4 percent), Hawaii (21.6 percent), and Washington (18.5 percent). In fact, New York has had Sid Salter the highest Syndicated membership Columnist rate in the nation for 16 of the past 18 years. In addition, the BLS confirms that 31 states and the District of Columbia had union membership rates below the national average of 11.3 percent in 2012. Eight of these states had union membership rates below 5.0 percent, with North Carolina having the lowest, 2.9 percent. The next lowest rates were recorded in Arkansas (3.2 percent), South Carolina (3.3 percent), and Mississippi (4.3 percent). About half of the 14.4 million union members in the U.S. lived in just seven states (California, 2.5 million; New York, 1.8 million; Illinois, 0.8 million; Pennsylvania, 0.7 million; and Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio, (0.6 million each), though these states accounted for only about one-third of wage and salary employment nationally. Where unions still do matter politically in Mississippi is in the campaign coffers of candidates who are almost exclusively Democrats â but even that influence is declining with the erosion of union membership. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, labor unions contributed $442,550 to statewide and state legislative races in Mississippi in 2003. That number dropped to $260,636 in the 2007 elections and dropped again to $207,005 in the 2011 elections. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that since 1989, Thompson
has received $2.01 million from organized labor with $93,000 of that total coming from the UAW. Thompson, an unabashed pro-labor Democrat, never denied his support for organized labor in both the public and private sectors. Thompson supported organized labor before he rose to Congress, so the campaign contributions they give him seem neither surprising nor sinister. But few if any Mississippi politicians have benefitted more from union support. Politically safe in his district, Thompson is free to embrace the unions without penalty on Election Day. Thatâs not a status any of the stateâs three Republican members of Congress can claim and their voting records bear that out. Those numbers donât bode well for the UAWâs efforts.
Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembering and Rededicating
On Monday we pause to remember the sacrifices others have made. We are grateful they have passed to us the nation we have today as well as the nation we can create tomorrow. We rightly recall with reverence Bunker Hill, Little Jerry Emison Round Top, Belleau Wood, Tarawa, Chosin Reservoir, Contributing Khe Sahn, Fallujah and columnist all the other places where Americans died for their country. We give thanks that others did their duty. They acted for the greater good, drawing from and returning the trust of their countrymen. We honor them for this chain of duty and trust they have bequeathed us. Yet Monday is not only a day of remembering; it is a day for rededication to the links of duty and trust. We observe Memorial Day and reflect on duty demonstrated and the trust earned and returned. Yet our actions, not our words, can display our deepest reverence. We can honor othersâ sacrifices through our rededication to the greater good that duty and trust support. There is no finer example of the greater good triumphing over narrow interest than the sacrifices we memorialize on Memorial Day. Our nation faces daunting conditions. Terrorism, economic uncertainty, education, caring for the vulnerable and other issues can cloud our sight. Yet our common interests in fair play, freedom, compassion and responsibility shine through. These common interests point where our duty lies. It lies in doing the difficult which affirms the best in all of
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Mississippi works to serve soldiers who have given so much
Hire Mississippi Heroes outreach program, in which MDES assists employers that make the pledge by helping these companies connect qualified veterans with open positions. To date, more than 75 employers have joined the effort. Weâve also hosted two job fairs specifically for veterans and their families and will host a third on June 27 at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center in Tupelo. So far this year, weâve helped place more than 830 veterans in jobs around the state. More and more companies are realizing the tremendous value of hiring veterans, and I was very proud to enact a new measure that helps those with military training apply their experience toward requirements for work licenses, certifications and registrations. In addition to directly aiding veterans, Senate Bill 2419 also supports military families by helping qualified spouses of active duty personnel quickly obtain work licenses for many professions if their family moves to Mississippi on military orders. Military personnel and their families are vitally important to Mississippiâs communities and economy, and these successes are proof that Mississippi truly does care about those who have served. This Memorial Day, let us remember those who have given their life for our very freedom as well as those who put their lives on the line. It is their bravery and their patriotism that marks them as Americaâs finest citizensâthe ones who stepped out of the crowd and swore an oath to support and defend our nation.
Memorial Day is a time to call to serve and have fought to reflect on those who have given protect life and liberty. More than the ultimate sacrifice and honor the 227,335 veterans live in Mississippi, men and women who have died defending our country in World while serving our country. These War II, the Korean Conflict, the soldiers for freedom have served Vietnam War, the Gulf War and our country bravely. On a day like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. today, itâs important to remember As a state, we need to remember and honor those who have served their service and do what we can Phil Bryant and are serving our country. do to help these heroes. When President John F. To thank these wonderful Governor of Kennedy took office in 1961, citizens for their service, Mississippi Mississippi he said, âAnd so, my fellow has found some small ways to give Americans: ask not what your country can back and serve them. do for you â ask what you can do for your With the help of the Mississippi Department country.â For generations, American soldiers of Employment Security, I proclaimed 2013 and their families have answered this call. as the year to âHire Mississippi Heroes.â The In Mississippi, thousands have heeded that proclamation was coupled with a Pledge to
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Louise Mary Gilmore
Louise Mary Gilmore, 84, a former head librarian for the Starkville Public Library, passed away Saturday May 25, 2013 at her home near Starkville, MS. Mrs. Gilmore was born February 4, 1929 in Pleasanton, Kansas. She was a graduate of Pittsburg Kansas State University. She served in her position as head librarian for 22 years. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman, MS is in charge of all arrangements which will be announced at a later date and time. Mrs. Gilmore is survived by her husband, Keith Gilmore of Starkville, MS, a daughter, Cynthia Louise Cabler of Austin, TX, a brother, Bert Curry of Indianapolis, Indiana, and one granddaughter, Claire Louise Cabler To sign the guest registry, visit www.colemanfuneral. com.
Global food security remains growing focus of MSU research
For Starkville Daily News A new report from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs seeks U.S. government urgency in focusing the nationâs global food security strategies on prioritizing scientific research initiatives like those already under way at Mississippi State University. President Mark E. Keenum, who holds an MSU doctoral degree in agricultural economics and who served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture prior to assuming the leadership of MSU in 2009, is a member of the Chicago Councilâs Global Agriculture Development Initiative (GADI), a bipartisan group of agriculture, development and U.S. foreign policy experts who collaborated to produce a report entitled âAdvancing Global Food Security: The Power of Science, Trade and Business.â âThe problem of food security is one that will be solved by research universities like Mississippi State,â said Keenum. âThis report reflects the scope of the problem and the challenges that exist in truly addressing the threat of global food security. I believe this report provides a bright line example of why maintaining adequate, competitive public and private research funding is so imperative.â The GADI group report called for the U.S. government to improve global food security by âprioritizing science, increasing trade flows for agriculture and food, and incentivizing greater business activity in low-income countries.â The report was released this week as part of the Chicago Councilâs annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah took part in the symposium during which the report was unveiled. Keenum has made global food security a university research priority during his tenure at MSU. In speeches to diverse groups, Keenum reminds audiences that by the year 2050, the worldâs population will increase from 7 billion to 9 billion. âIf food production does not increase significantly, the number of people living in poverty will increase greatly,â he said. âWe are compelled to help feed the world and alleviate suffering, first, because itâs the right thing to do, but also because it is important to our national security.â Keenum explained that Mississippi State has expertise pertinent to every aspect of the food chain, including crop production, post-harvest processing, livestock, aquaculture, food policy, water resources, geospatial technologies and biofuels. That expertise includes the contributions of both
Recent power outage tests MSU power generation abilities
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The May 19 power outage that impacted most of the Starkville campus of Mississippi State University provided a highly successful test of the âblack startâ capabilities at the universityâs power generation plant. MSU vice president for student affairs Bill Kibler said: âThe expected campus power outage on May 19 provided MSU with a unique opportunity to test our emergency power capability in the event of a future unanticipated power outage. When the power went out to the campus at midnight on May 19, all systems at the campus power generation plant worked as they were supposed to, and power was restored to the campus in less than 15 minutes. âDue to the preparation and the expertise of our MSU utilities staff and our facilities staff, we were able to conduct a virtually flawless test of our emergency power generation capability,â Kibler said. âThis successful test enables us to be better prepared in the future for unexpected campus power outages.â Much of the planning and successful operation of the âblack startâ test were credited to MSU vice president for campus operations Amy Tuck, MSU mechanical and energy engineer J.D. Hardy, MSU generation plant supervisor Lee Collins, MSU electrical supervisor Dwight Dempsey, MSU vehicles and equipment manager Ricky Brock, and MSU associate director of facilities management George Davis. Hardy said the process worked âas it had been designed to workâ and was âvery successful.â Hardy said that the MSU Power Generation Plant and Substation is managed by Campus Services personnel, but that the equipment had been extensively tested prior to the outage. In conjunction with the planned outage by Starkville Electric and the Tennessee Valley Authority, the electrical feed from SED was cut off and the campus lost power at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday night, May 18. The MSU system then went into âautomatic black startâ mode. By 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, power was fully restored to campus, Hardy said. The generation plant provided power to the campus for the duration of the 5-hour Starkville outage until approximately 5:30 a.m. The Starkville Electric Department, in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Authority, announced plans for two city-wide power outages on May 19 and June 23 beginning at 12:01 a.m. and lasting about five hours. âThese outages are necessary because TVA is nearing completion of a major transmission project that will have positive impacts on both our city and the surrounding area,â said SED general manager Terry N. Kemp in a recent letter to customers. âThe final stages of this $20 million project will be connection to the Starkville Electric primary substation.â âAs was the case on May 19, MSU Campus Services personnel are doing everything possible to mitigate the impact of the outage on June 23,â said Hardy. âHowever, we are still encouraging all campus entities to take every precaution they deem necessary in anticipation of a five-hour power outage.â MSU Director of University Relations Sid Salter said that the university had been advised that Starkville Electric intends to keep the power to the MSU Research Park online during the outage, but that the main campus -- including the College of Veterinary Medicine -- would be impacted. âAll 4-County Electric Power Association customers â including North Farm and South Farm on the MSU campus â should not be impacted by the outage,â said Salter. âThe university has done everything possible to ensure that redundancies and generators protect research projects.â For more information on the June 23 planned outage, contact the MSU Office of University Relations at 662-3257454 or 601-507-8004 or contact Starkville Electric at 662323-3133. Campus personnel who have questions regarding generators or other redundant systems used to mitigate the power outage should call J.D. Hardy at 662-325-5899. For more information about Mississippi State University, visit www.msstate.edu.
MSU faculty and the universityâs students involved in research as well. Along with research, Keenum said the university has formed strategic partnerships, including a memorandum of understanding for research with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO), as well as a formal agreement with Nigeria to educate poultry science students, among other alliances. Keenum said the United States and the nationâs land-grant universities have the resources to help make feeding the world an entirely achievable goal, although not an easy one. Along with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, Keenum led MSU in hosting an international global food safety and security conference last year. Organized by the MSU International Institute and titled âTechnology Implementation at the Local Level: Food Security for the Future,â the conference explored new opportunities for Mississippi agriculture, building capacity through technology and investment, global challenges and university engagement, and other issues related to the worldâs growing food needs. USAID Administrator Shah led a group of MSU conference speakers that included Millennium Challenge Corp. CEO Daniel Yohannes, Daniel Gustafson of UNFAO, Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Cochran and Keenum. In 2010, Keenum traveled to the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to outline MSUâs capabilities in addressing food security and hunger. While there, Keenum also visited with the executive director of the World Food Program and the ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture. In addition to hosting the food security conferences, MSU professors Sam Chang in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Hart Bailey in the College of Veterinary Medicine were in the inaugural class of scientists earning the Institute of Food Technologistsâ Certified Food Scientist credential. MSUâs Extension Service also is invested in the effort, with agricultural specialists training an elite group of military personnel preparing to assist the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture. After deployment, these men and women will maintain their contact with MSU specialists for ongoing assistance as they work with Afghan agricultural agents on demonstration food plots and similar projects. For more information about Mississippi State University, visit www.msstate.edu.
Cost-share program available to fruit, vegetable growers
For Starkville Daily News Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is currently offering a cost-share program to provide financial assistance to Mississippi fruit and vegetable farmers receiving Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) Certification. Eligible farmers will receive reimbursement for 75 percent of the certification costs up to a maximum of $500. GAP/GHP audits are voluntary independent audits of produce suppliers throughout the production and supply chain. These audits focus on best agricultural practices to verify that fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored in the safest manner possible to minimize risks of microbial food safety hazards. âFood safety is not only a concern of consumers; it is a priority of our growers as well,â Hyde-Smith said. âThis program will assist our farmers in receiving certification to verify that they are taking the proper precautions throughout the entire crop production process to ensure that they are providing a safe food supply. This certification will create new marketing opportunities for our farmers allowing them to sell their products through avenues not available to them without certification.â To receive reimbursement, farmers must
submit a completed application with proper documentation of costs incurred. Only audits completed by an approved USDA certifier will be eligible for reimbursement. A list of auditor contacts is available at www.ams.usda.gov/gapghp. Funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are depleted. Funding for this program is provided through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. For more information about this program or to obtain an application, visit www.mdac.ms.gov, call Michael Lasseter at (601) 359-1120, or email michaelL@ mdac.ms.gov. Funds are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis.Â
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Investors shift focus to growth stocks
NEW YORK (AP) â Growth stocks, neglected at the start of the year, are starting to get a bit of love from investors again. The best returns in the Standard & Poorâs 500 index over the past month have been posted by technology companies. Industrial companies as well as banks and insurers are also performing better. By contrast, gains for utilities and consumer staples companies â safe-play stocks that had been investor favorites in the first three months of this year â have stalled. Itâs a change in tone in the rally that has pushed the market to record highs this year. Investors are getting more comfortable owning riskier stocks. The gains for stocks early this year were driven by investors looking for so-called defensive stocks: big companies in steady industries which pay large dividends and arenât as volatile as the overall market. Now, investors are favoring companies that have the best chance of increasing their profits as the economy expands. After a period of subdued growth, investors are more optimistic that the economy is set to revive. If the economy is poised for an upturn, companies whose fortunes are more closely linked to growth should do better. Technology stocks have gained 6.6 percent in the past month, the best performance of all the industry groups that make up the S&P 500. Utilities did the worst, falling 5.7 percent. The index as a whole rose 4.8 percent. Here are some of the reasons behind the shift in investor sentiment: ITâS THE ECONOMY Earlier this month, the government said that unemployment fell to a four-year low as hiring picked up. That was another piece of evidence pointing to better growth. If investors believe that the economy will carry on improving, it makes sense for them to load up on the stocks of companies that will benefit most from accelerating growth. Banks tend to perform better in a strong economy because demand for loans increases as companies borrow more to expand. Technology stocks and industrial companies also do better when other companies start to invest in new equipment. Airplane maker Boeing has gained 10.1 percent over the past month to $100. âThe thing that you want to buy in this economy, is growth â wherever you can find it,â says Ron Sloan, a senior portfolio manager at Invesco. HIGH-DIVIDEND STOCKS ARE GETTING PRICEY
Traders Joseph Chirico, left, and Peter Cuttone work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Technology companies are leading the stock market higher, pushing the Standard & Poorâs 500 index to another record high. (Photo by Richard Drew, AP) to shareholders. Technology companies in the S&P 500 have $419 billion of cash on their balance sheets, accounting for about 40 percent of all cash held by S&P 500 companies, according to S&P Capital IQ data. âGive me a balance sheet thatâs full of cash,â says Morrow. Take Apple. The technology giant said April 23 that it would distribute $100 billion to its shareholders by 2015, some of it in the form of higher dividends. Technology companies havenât been the biggest dividend payers in the past. Currently, they pay average dividends of just 1.4 percent, but the trend is for higher payouts. In 2004, tech companies in the S&P 500 paid just 0.3 percent. That trend is likely to continue as income-hungry investors put more pressure on companies to pay dividends.
After a long run-up, stocks that pay rich dividends have become expensive. The price-earnings ratio, a measure used by investors to value stocks, has surged for utilities and consumer staples companies. Investors were paying more than 19 times next yearâs earnings over the past twelve months for utilities stocks at the end of April, the highest ratio in at least 10 years, according to FactSet data. The ratio for consumer staples companies, such as Proctor & Gamble and Wal-Mart Stores, rose as high as 18. Those ratios compare with an average price-earnings ratio for S&P 500 companies of 15.7, which is slightly above the 10-year average for the index of 15.1. BOND YIELDS ARE EDGING HIGHER While those valuations have fallen back slightly over the past month, theyâre still higher than for companies that will benefit if the economy Rising interest rates are bad for stocks that pay big dividends. When picks up. Investors are currently paying just 14.2 times earnings to buy long-term interest rates start to rise, bonds start looking attractive again financial stocks and 14.7 times earnings for technology stocks. to investors who are looking for income. That diminishes the appeal of âThe savvy investors that are doing this looked at valuations,â says defensive stocks. Ron Florance, managing director of investment strategy at Wells Fargo Bond yields have risen this month on speculation that the Fed is Private Bank. âHow much am I paying for economic opportunity?â considering easing back on its stimulus program as the economy improves. The Federal Reserve is spending $85 billion a month on DIVIDEND POTENTIAL buying bonds to push down interest rates. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.03 percent on Itâs better to invest in a company that has the potential to earn Wednesday, close to its highest level of the year, after minutes of the more money, and in turn increase its dividends, than to overpay for Fedâs meeting earlier this month showed that some policymakers established dividend payers, says Jim Morrow, a portfolio manager of favored cutting back on stimulus as early June. The yield has climbed Fidelityâs Equity Income Fund. from 1.63 percent on May 3, its lowest of the year, before the April jobs Financial and technology companies may not pay the biggest report was published. dividends right now, but they have large amounts of cash on their As yields have risen, the big dividend-paying stocks, utilities and balance sheets. That means they are in a position to pay more money telecommunication companies, have fallen.
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us. It lies in rejecting narrow, selfish interests when we face hard choices. We honor those today who affirmed the best
and rejected the selfish. And we can further honor them by following their example. Our brothers and sisters speak to us across the years. They whisper for us to remember their lives, but they
also remind us to do our duty; to do as they did and attend to common interests. We owe to them an obligation to set aside todayâs narrow self interests, do our duty, uncomfortable as it may be, act in the common interest and earn the trust of following generations. Those we honor on Monday did their duty, trusting us to do ours. Let us
truly observe Memorial Day. Let us honor earlier sacrifices. Let us not break the chain of duty and trust. Let us commit to the common interest for the greater good. Jerry Emison is a a professor with the Mississippi State University Department of Political Science and Public Affairs.
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Tornado victims include animal lover, man in truck
From Wire Reports MOORE, Okla. (AP) â One was an animal lover. Another loved the spotlight. Another was nicknamed âThe Wallâ because of the force he brought to the soccer field. When a top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., it took with it 24 lives. Seven of them were children at Plaza Towers Elementary school; two were only babies. These are some of the victimsâ stories. Gina Stromski, 51 Stromski was the kind of person who was generous to people almost to a fault. She loved her late husband, her pets and Oklahoma City Thunder basketball. âShe was fiercely independent, but kind, loving and generous to a fault, giving when sometimes she didnât have it to give,â her family wrote in her obituary. She had a soft spot for her pets, which she treated like family members, and had her constant companion â her dog, Wylie â by her side in the storm. âThe void she leaves in our lives is unimaginable,â her family wrote. âWe canât wait for the day we see her again.â Richard Charles Brown II, 41 the school, also was destroyed by the tornado. Her father wanted to go back to the property to see if he could find a few of JaNaeâs things to keep. âJaNae was the life of the party. If JaNae was there you were having a good time. She liked to sing, be a big sister, be a big cousin. She liked to draw,â he said, smiling, as he remembered his little girl. As family gathered to make funeral arrangements and comfort one another, Hornsby looked behind him into the house. âIf she was here she would just have everybody laughing and she would be in the midst of everything. She loved the spotlight,â he said. Karrina Vargyas, 4 Karrina was not quite old enough to be at school like her two older siblings. So she was at home huddled in a bathtub with her mother, younger sister and grandmother. The tornado threw the women and children in different directions. Her parents could not find Karrina that night. It was only later that they learned that searchers had found Karrinaâs body in the rubble of what had been a neighborâs house. Her father, Phillip Vargyas, said Karrina âhad a smile that would light up the room.â And whenever he fells the pain of her loss, her father said he likes to think of Karrina giving him a little hug. âShe was something else,â Phillip Vargyas told The Oklahoman newspaper. âShe wanted to figure skate. That was her dream in life.â All I could do was sit there and hold her. She was already gone,â Laurinda Vargyas told The Oklahoman newspaper. âThey say she didnât suffer. So Iâve got to find peace with that.â Terri Long, 49 Long, a mother of three, was driving home from her job as a registrar at the Federal Aviation Administration when she stopped at a 7-Eleven store about 2 miles from her home. Thatâs where she died when the tornado hit. âI have no idea why she stopped there; Iâm still trying to figure that out,â said her husband of 10 years, Ken Long, his voice cracking with sorrow. But he has a guess: âShe was probably trying to get awayâ from the tornado. For several hours after the tornado, Long didnât know of his wifeâs fate â not until her brother called her cellphone, and a police officer answered by saying her purse had been found at the convenience store. Terri Long may have fared no better had she made it home. Her husband, who was at work at the time of the tornado, said their house was destroyed, too. A couple of days after the tornado, Long still didnât even have any pictures of his wife in his possession. He had only memories. âShe was just a happy person that loved her kids and family, loved Harleys and loved to be outside,â Ken Long said. A funeral was planned Friday for Terri Long. She would have turned 50 on Monday. Kyle Davis, 8 He was known to his friends as âThe Wall.â It was a tribute to the ferocity Kyle brought to his beloved sport, soccer, and the way other players seemed to bounce off him as they went for the ball, said his grandfather, Marvin Dixon. Kyle was among six 9-year-olds who died in the Plaza Towers Elementary School. Kyle had taken shelter in the schoolâs gymnasium with dozens of other students. âHe was in the position that the teacher told them to be in âcrouched down with their hands over their heads,â Dixon said. âThe medical examiner said either some big rock or beam or something fell right on the back of his neck. He said he died instantly.â It would take a sizeable force to bring down Kyleâs large but playful personality. âHe was a pretty big kid,â Dixon said. âWhenever he had the ball, other kids would just bounce off of him. Thatâs why they called him that. ... He was just the kindest, most giving kid you would ever meet. He had a grin from ear to ear.â Christopher Legg, 9 Christopherâs years were defined by courage in the face of daunting illness. Diagnosed with skin cancer and Osgood-Schlatter disease â an illness which can cause painful inflammation in the knees of young athletes â Christopher nevertheless loved to play sports and âroughhouse and wrestle with his Daddyâ and his brother and sister, according to a statement issued by the family. He was among the children inside Plaza Towers when the tornado hit. âHe is not in pain, but in joy with our Lord,â the statement said. âHe was greatly loved by all who knew him,â the family said. âHe never met a stranger. You were always a friend in his eyes. Just last Sunday, his grandfather remarked that Christopher was going to play center for the University of Oklahoma someday.â
hard. But thereâs nothing you can do now.â Futrellâs husband, Cody, who told his wife to seek shelter inside the store, was overcome with grief, Pulliam said. âAs soon as the tornado went over he just took off running,â she said. âWhen he made it as far as Little River Park he saw there was nothingâ left of the store. Antonia Candelaria, 9
Brown died when the light truck he was driving collided with two tractortrailer rigs that had stopped on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike amid the cleanup immediately following the storm. Highway crews were clearing debris from the turnpike when Brown approached at âa high rate of speed,â Sydnee Vargyas, 7 months according to the Highway Patrol. After hitting the rigs, Brownâs truck rolled Just 7 months old, Sydnee had and he was ejected. crawled for the first time on Sunday. The Oklahoma Medical Examinerâs But she never really got to enjoy her office considers Brownâs death among newfound freedom. the 24 from Mondayâs storm. Sydnee was huddled in the bathtub of her south Oklahoma City home JaNae Hornsby, 9 with her older sister, mother and grandmother as a tornado bore down One of seven children killed inside on them. The strong winds pulled the Plaza Towers Elementary School, Sydnee out of her motherâs grasp. JaNae loved to draw and sing. She loved When the debris stopped swirling, being the center of attention, her father Laurinda Vargyas said she found said. Sydnee on a driveway. JaNaeâs house, just three blocks from âShe was just laying there helpless.
Antonia loved to sing. She knew the words to most of the songs on the country radio station her family frequently had on and she would sing along, bringing joy to the house. In an obituary, the family remembered the âgentle and loving spiritâ of a girl with a sweet nickname, âladybug,â that complimented those of her two sisters, who are affectionately called âbutterflyâ and âdragonfly.â The third-grader recently auditioned to sing in a talent show scheduled for the last day of school at Plaza Towers Elementary. The girl died at the school with six other children, including her best friend and next door neighbor, Emily Conatzer. âTonie always danced, not walked, to the beat of her own drum,â the family wrote in her obit. âAnd she banged her drum very well. She would bang that drum so loud that others could not help but to start dancing to her beat as well.â Emily Conatzer, 9
Emily loved unicorns, Lady Gaga Megan Futrell, 29, and Case Futrell, and dreamed of one day traveling to 3 months. Paris to become a fashion designer. The third-grader died at Plaza Futrell had picked up young Towers Elementary with six other Case from a babysitter as the storm approached Moore. She eventually children, including her best friend took shelter in a nearby convenience Antonia Candelaria. Emily ârode up to heaven on a store at the suggestion of her husband, unicorn traveling on a path of love according to a relative. Both died when the EF5 tornado leaving Moore,â her family wrote in her destroyed the building as the two tried obituary. She was a beautiful princess, her to ride out the storm in the storeâs walkfamily wrote, with a love for âall things in freezer. Futrell was a doting mother, active girly.â A mother to a cat named Sabbath in the Little League association where another son played, her cousin, Amy that wandered into her familyâs home one day, Emily was also a gifted dancer Pulliam, told The Oklahoman. âShe was my sister I never had,â who could sing âTime Warpâ in its Pulliam said. âItâs hard, itâs hard, itâs entirety.
Bear sightings worry some Jackson County residents
From Wire Reports JACKSON COUNTY â Sightings of a black bear have some residents of Jackson Countyâs St. Martin community nervous. Nancy Bawcum snapped pictures of the bear roaming around her home in St. Martin on Tuesday morning. Her neighbor, William Koenigs, told WLOX TV he believes that same bear found its way onto his property just south of Interstate 10 that same day. Koenigs said he thinks the bear may have entered the property by digging under a back gate. He pointed to that hole and some smaller ones where the bear may have been digging in search of food. Koenigs said his dogs chased the bear up a pine tree. âYouâll see all the broken off bark. Thereâs the claw marks when he went up the tree,â Koenigs said. As he pulled the dogs away, the bear quickly climbed down and took off. âIt was really kind of shocking, I mean, to see a bear that size, that close to the dogs,â said Koenigs. âI got three grandkids living at the house, ages 2 to 5. I mean, if one of them was out, theyâre smaller than a black bear, so a bear wouldnât feel threatened by them.â Walter Murphy followed the bear tracks from Koenigâs property to his land behind a subdivision. âIâve seen bear tracks before up when I hunted a lot ... and this was an exceptionally big bear,â Murphy said. Wildlife officials say they know of two protected Louisiana Black Bears living in Jackson County. âWhat we recommend is first and foremost, do not feed this bear. If heâs hanging around, pull in your garbage, pull in your dog food, your cat food, your bird food, just for a couple of days. Heâs going to move on. Heâs looking for food. Heâs not a harm to anybody,â said Jim Walker, a spokesman for the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks. Still, some neighbors said they will feel safer once the wild animal is away from their homes. âThey shouldnât allow them on peopleâs private property. I mean, thatâs where these are roaming,â said Koenigs. âBears are not seen every day. Theyâre a celebrity. People get excited. So if you see him, consider yourself lucky. Leave him alone. Donât feed him and heâll go away,â said Walker. Walker said sightings should be reported to state wildlife at 1-800-BE-SMART. Louisiana Black Bears are endangered. Harassing, harming or killing them can result in jail time and fines.
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La. inmates face life in 2011 kidnapping death
By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press JACKSON â Two Louisiana inmates face life sentences next week in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were inmate workers, or trusties, with jobs as groundskeepers at the Louisiana State Police compound in Baton Rouge when they stole a van and drove away March 4, 2011, authorities say. A few days later, David Cupps, 53, disappeared from a hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., where he was staying while in town to inspect the Grand Gulf nuclear plant, south of the city. Authorities say the Sunbury, Ohio, man was abducted for his rental car, a red Buick Enclave. His body was found at a hotel in Bessemer, Ala. He had been beaten and strangled. The men pleaded guilty to kidnapping resulting in death in February. Pierceâs attorney, Joe Hollomon, said his client is remorseful about Cuppsâ death and is likely to speak to the court at sentencing. Hollomon said both men are likely to be sentenced to life in prison. âHe lost his composure and started crying during one of the early interviews that he gave. I think he is very remorseful about what happened to Mr. Cupps,â Hollomon said. Wedgeworthâs attorney had no immediate comment. After dumping Cuppsâ body in Bessemer, authorities say, the two inmates drove to Georgia, then to Tennessee. A Tennessee officer pulled the Buick over March 8, 2011, but the inmates ran. A few days later, they tied up a Madison County, Tenn., parks worker and stole a truck with markings for the countyâs parks department, authorities say. Police in Olive Branch, Miss., spotted the men March 14, 2011, and pursued them back into Tennessee, where they crashed the vehicle and were arrested in Memphis, authorities say. Federal court records say Pierce fought with police when he was captured and was hospitalized as a precaution. Prosecutors say he told a nurse that he and Wedgeworth didnât mean to kill Cupps. Authorities said he also gave sworn statements to investigators. âHe expressed remorse and resignation as he gave a detailed confession to the crimes of prison escape, carjacking, kidnaping, interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, and murder,â the government said in a court filing. When the men pleaded guilty, Cuppsâ daughters â Valerie Click, Amy Blair, April Gruber and Heather Ross â released a statement that says the family âis still trying to come to terms with our loss.â âHe was such a wonderful man, an integral part of this family, and so very loved. Words cannot express how much we miss him and wish he was still here with us now,â the statement said. At the time of the escape, Wedgeworth was serving time for armed robbery and was set to be released in 2023. Pierce was locked up for attempted second-degree murder and was scheduled for release in 2024. Authorities have said Wedgeworth is from Memphis, Tenn. Pierce is from Bogalusa, La.
Ala. man guilty in Miss. slaying
From Wire Reports JACKSON â An Alabama man has been found guilty in the 2010 murder of an 81-yearold woman from Clinton, Miss. Forty-one-year-old James Cobb Hutto was convicted of capital murder by a jury that deliberated Saturday for around two hours. He could face the death penalty Ethel Simpsonâs body was found Sept. 17, 2010, near Edwards, Miss. She had died of blunt force trauma. Hutto, of Jasper, Ala., was arrested in Alabama allegedly while driving her car. Hutto faces a murder charge in Birmingham for the September 2010 death of his 68-year-old great-aunt. Investigators believe Hutto befriended Simpson on the walking track at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton. He is believed to have lured her away to casinos in Vicksburg before killing her. Her family, including a brother she lived with in Clinton, reported her missing to Clinton police. Simpson and Hutto were last seen entering the Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg at 8:36 p.m. that Sept. 13, then leaving the casino at 11:40 p.m. After the case received extensive publicity in the Jackson area, a jury for Huttoâs trial was selected in Oxford and transported to Hinds County.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Is there support group for mail order habit?
I had no idea that people have been talking behind my back about my problem.Â You know the one: my penchant for ordering all that cheap useless stuff that is advertised on late night television. Â I even know my credit card number by heart.Â You can Emily Jones probably count on one Deluded Diva hand the number of people who can say that. I got a note from my friend Marie, who suggested I need counseling, and she remembered in graphic detail some of my more outrageous purchases which reflect the sad state of my gullibility.Â My latest purchase was a lantern from the Baltimore lantern company.Â It looked huge in the photo and for only $12.99 I ordered one for my neighbor, Brenda, for Christmas and got a second one as a bonus.Â I thought it would look so cute hanging in her backyard.Â And it does, assuming you have 20/20 eyesight.Â Otherwise you will never see the 6-inch lantern â made to hold a birthday candle perhaps? The lantern was one of a long line of purchases that failed to delight.Â My friend remembered the rubber shoes from China that gave me a rash, and I had to go to the doctor for a shot and a round of penicillin.Â Then there was the Slapchop Vegetable Chopper, which left a big crack in the marble on my center island, and the Miracle Mop for which I paid $39.99 and found one for $14.99 at the local Walmart.Â These and 40 other such purchases are stuffed into my coat closet awaiting the next trip to the Palmer Home thrift shop.Â They even give me a tax write-off for all the junk, but nowhere near what I actually paid for it, along with postage and âhandling.â Thereâs the Forever Comfy Gel Seat Cushion I had planned to put in the driverâs seat of my vehicle to cover up a tear in the leather. It made me sit up so high that my head bumped the ceiling of my truck.Â Brenda called to tell me I could stop ordering these âexciting, must have itemsâ because Walgreenâs, Fredâs and CVS all have entire sections devoted to the âas seen on TVâ items.Â But Iâve yet to find the âjowl tape,â which you tape in your hairline to pull up and conceal a double chin. It only provided 16 pieces of tape which meant I could only look svelte eight times, assuming I used one on both sides so I wouldnât appear lopsided. âGuess I need to talk to Braddock about taking your credit card away!â Marie concluded.Â âHey Marie,â wrote my friend, Norma.Â âYou forgot all the âmiracleâ creams she orders.âÂ Hey, hold on girls.Â I look pretty good for 92! And I bet both of you covet my small black handbag, which holds two bottles of water and an umbrella. (But thereâs no room left for my wallet.) I was about to order Mr. Steamy for my dryer, which promises to take the wrinkles out of clothes. But someone reminded me thatâs what the dryer does all on its on.Â Well, duh. Saved that $4.99. Emily Jones is a retired journalist who edits a blog site for bouncing baby boomers who are entering retirement.Â She welcomes comments at www. deludeddiva.com.
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Theater renovates building, reaches the community
By KAITLYN BYRNE firstname.lastname@example.org The Starkville Community Theatre will undergo renovations over the next few months to update the building's exterior and public restrooms. Happy Deas, president of Starkville Community Theatre, said the new paint, awnings and bathroom fixtures were badly needed because the building had not had cosmetic upgrades in about 20 years. Deas said he thought the public would appreciate the restroom renovation because the current appliances were outdated and had maintenance issues. "(This upgrade) is nothing sexy, but the fixtures are worn out and having problems," he said. "But we will have all new cabinets and fixtures after the renovation," he said. Deas estimated the renovations would cost about $22,000 â which will be paid for with donations from patrons and a $2,500 grant from SOAR. He said the theater produced a musical as a fundraiser every summer, which helped provide funds. This year's musical, "Voices in the Night," was already cast and preparing for its premier performance on July 18, he said. "Tickets cost $25, which is a little higher than our normal price because it's a fundraiser, and all the money goes directly to the theater," he said. "And there's a reception each night after the show so people can visit and meet the cast." Deas, who has been involved with Starkville Community Theatre for 20 years, said he enjoyed seeing it expand and introduce new people to the arts. "We've seen it grow dramatically over the years and pull in people from all over the Golden Triangle and help them become a part of Starkville," Deas said. "The theater has a very strong presence in Starkville, and it's well-respected statewide â and even nationwide." Deas said Starkville Community Theatre strived to provide opportunities for people of all skill levels and ages to get involved. One way he said the theater does this is through its Project PLAY program, a summer camp for children in the community. "We do a number of things through the
M. J. Etua and John Brocato portrayed Bellomy and Hucklebee, respectively, during "The Fantasticks," directed by Paula Mabry during the 2012-2013 season. (Submitted photo)
year, but this is our big one for the children," he said. "The kids learn to write a play and produce it. They get to learn a little of everything about theater â set building, acting, directing, writing and producing." Paula Mabry, vice president of Starkville Community Theatre, said participants in Project PLAY performed the show at local daycare centers and preschool programs for three days, with one big evening production. Mabry said since Project PLAY began about 13 years ago, it had created a fun learning environment for many children in the community. "Anytime you bring a child to the theatre to learn for stage purposes, they learn to work together with different backgrounds and types of children," Mabry said. "They learn discipline and they learn different techniques they might not learn about in other places â like how to paint, build things with a hammer, design costumes and so on," she said. Starkville Community Theatre's next show, "Love, Loss and What I Wore," will run Tuesday through June 1. For tickets or more information, visit www.sct-online.org.
Sugar, spice and everything nice
âLittle girls are made of and yes, all six grandchilsugar and spice and everydren light up our world thing nice!â May I have the and our lives. We attempt to pleasure of introducing you, accomplish many achieveâmy viewerâ and âmy readments in this thing called, er,â to our precious living âliving life to its fullest,â but doll? On March 23, 2011 the greatest legacy we leave Carole our baby granddaughter Elle on this earth will be our arrived in this colorful world McReynolds own three grown children of ours at the Oktibbeha and our six grand children. Davis County Hospital late in the Our two sons, Frank, Jr, afternoon. Dr. Will Locke, Contributing and McReynolds each have of our Starkville Woman's a son and daughter, and Columnist Clinic, delivered her. Proud our only daughter has two parents were our only daughter, Eliza- daughters. beth, and Stephen Williams. Jumping Both of our Starkville granddaughup and down and screaming with joy- ters and I celebrate March birthdays, as ful, gleeful sounds was her older sister, well as our two grandchildren who live Mallory Ann Williams, who was than in Saltillo, Miss. Mine is March 4. Malsix years old. Happy maternal grandpar- lory Ann's is March 2, Elle's is March ents were Carole McReynolds Davis, 23, Jordan Elizabeth Davis, March 25 Frank Marvin Davis, Sr., of Starkville, and Patrick Spencer Davis is March 26. and her paternal grandparents were This year we celebrated Mallory Ann's Betty Ann Williams and Larry Wil- on the day of her birthday, March 2, liams, of Brookhaven, Miss. Her mater- when she turned 8 years old with a sewnal great-grandmother was Elizabeth ing party with four little girls learning to Williams, of Meridian, Miss. (Stephen's sew a personal pillowcase at the dining parents happened to have the same last room table. What each girl had sewn surname, Williams, and his parents also became her party favor when she went share the same birthday dates. They are home. We sat in the den and listened to both graduates of Millsaps University in lots of chatter, laughter and giggles. The Jackson, Miss.) next day, Sunday we celebrated Ellle's Her chosen name would be Elle. second birthday with a family Sunday She was named for her paternal grand- brunch. Stephen's parents, Betty Ann mother, Eloise Davis Williams. Eliza- and Larry, his brother Neil and wife beth chose her own surname, Davis as Leigh, his aunt Dianne and her best girl her middle name. She would be simply friend Margurite all joined us. After our called Elle, and pronounced just âL.â brunch was over, it was time for âMiss Are you familiar with the magazine,â Elleâ to open her own birthday gifts. ELLE?â Elle was our sixth grandchild, Sunday was her special day! She so excited and tore into each and every gift with great enthusiasm. I suddenly slipped down to get on the floor with her so I could experience her happiness! Elle is a very feminine âgirlyâ girl. Her favorite game is to pretend that she is a real âmama.â She enjoys playing mama all day long with all of her dolls. She is a very feminine baby girl, and enjoys cleaning, dusting and sweeping all over their home. She has her own room with the cutest and very tiny metal âbig girl'sâ white bed. In the two girls' play room she has a real pink princess palace, and she becomes the real â princessâ in her own make believe world. Mallory Ann is the âsister princess,â and both sisters rule the roost. Stephen is the âking,â and Elizabeth is the âqueen.â There are three girls in their kingdom, and Stephen is out-numbered as the only male in their world. There are three ladies in his life, and he calls them his girls. I know that both princesses love their mama and daddy with all their hearts and souls, and they are wonderful caring, loving parents! There I sat on the den rug on the hardwood floor as this very floor became her throne. She quickly ripped into every gift with great excitement! I was so close to her that I could hear her heart beating very fast with great glee!As I sat with her, I began to teach her a new sentence with only three words: Elle is two! Elle really loves her dolls, and she does not realize that she is
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Jeremy Jack, left, and Mississippi State University professor Robbie Kroger discuss some of the conservation methods employed on the Silent Shad Planting Company in Belzoni. (Photo by Scott Corey, MSU Ag Communications)
Belzoni farm uses REACH methods
By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications Conservation-minded Mississippi farmers have enrolled 126,470 acres in the Research and Education to Advance Conservation and Habitat program, a Mississippi State University effort to impact land management. Robbie Kroger, an assistant professor of aquatic sciences in the MSU Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, leads the REACH initiative, which as of April includes 41 farmers. Participation in the program impacts management practices on their acreage. âThese farmers have some sort of conservation mindset, and they want to be a part of REACH to get access to expertise across the MSU campus and from the many collaborating agencies,â Kroger said. âThey get scientifically defensible data from us, and they get to tell the story of what theyâre doing on their land.â REACH is a collaboration of MSUâs Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Kroger said collaborating producers get to meet and learn from each other, and this information sharing is a significant benefit of the initiative. âWe are approaching the farmer and asking, âWhat do you need help with?ââ Kroger said. âWe are trying to help them with agriculture and conservation, then showcase how good a job they are doing with land stewardship.â Jeremy Jack, an owner of the Silent Shade Planting Company in Belzoni, uses a variety of conservation methods on the familyâs cotton, corn, soybean, rice and wheat farm in Tippah and Humphreys counties. âAt the Silent Shade Planting Company, environmental stewardship means the same to us as it does to every other farmer. Weâre good stewards to the land,â Jack said. âWe take care of the land, and the land takes care of us.â He does this with careful irrigation and minimum tillage practices. Jack said many of their fields are graded for furrow irrigation. A raised pad surrounds fields on four sides, and the fields are sloped so water runs to one end. A riser is installed at the low end to slow the water down before it exits into a drainage ditch. Water that is drained is either pumped out onto another field or held in a reservoir for later use. âWe have wells that pull groundwater out of the aquifer and pump 2,000 to 3,000 gallons per minute,â Jack said. âWe try to water 25 acres per 12 hours on each of our fields. This allows us to get the water on and the water off so we do not damage the crops by watering them.â This system slows erosion and prevents the depletion of the aquifer. âWe believe that using surface and reclaimed water allows us to have an aquifer long term rather than short term,â he said. Silent Shade Planting Company also uses one-trip plows to prepare fields after harvest for the next planting. âThis lowers our cost, passes across the field and erosion, and allows us to grow a good crop the next year with high yields and accomplish everything with just one pass,â Jack said. He participates in the REACH program to spread the word about the success that is possible using environmental- and conservation-minded practices. âREACH is my way of collecting the data to show how good a job we are doing,â Jack said. be called simply, âMama.â She calls Frank âGrandaddy,â and me âGranny.â Our hearts just melt when she suddenly sees us and says, âHey, Grandaddy and Granny!â and her tiny feet jump up and down as if she is dancing an Irish jig! Look at Elle's birthday outfit. See her light pink boots on her feet. She had made herself very comfortable with her two feet folded as she sits on the floor rug. Her long sleeved hot pink T-shirt with her lime green and the same hot pink, almost polka dotted, design on her long pants. Her outfit is âto die for,â darling, and so cute! Elle has light brown baby-fine hair with a slight hint of a curl or two on the end of the back of her hair line. She has beautiful brown eyes, and her baby photos show that she and Mallory Ann look a lot alike. You can see, sense and know they are sisters. Now, let's look around at the foreground and see her lime green and pink border Sketch pad. She has already sketched her black sketch, and see the attached pink pen on its lime green string near the baby doll's bare foot. The sketch pad is a perfect, artistic match to her whole hot pink and lime green outfit she is wearing. This pad was absolutely perfectly colored to tie her outfit into the colors of the sketch pad! Will she maybe, just maybe, be an artist? I hope so! She left her sketch on the pad, and has not made it disappear yet. I whispered to myself, âBecome and an artist one day, Elle!â Look and see a tiny pink chair that Betty Ann and Larry gave her for her special gift. She tried to sit in it herself, but it toppled over onto the soft rug. Elle quickly hurried on her own, heading to her own bedroom, and toted and hauled up her pretty Raggedy Ann doll to sit in the pink chair instead. See pretty Raggedy Ann now sitting âpretty as pleaseâ in her tiny chair. Look at her dark red, messy hair. which looks like a mop, and black sparkling eyes, triangle felt nose, and a black-stitched mouth with one middle dot for her red lips, light blue with red polkadots for her blouse, a white pinafore apron for her dress with red and white stripped stockings on her legs and black shoes on her feet. On the front of her pinafore, "Raggedy Ann" is written in large, red script. Look back carefully at this composition. The main subject is Elle âdressed to the nines!â Hot pink, lime green on her tiny body and light pink half boots on her feet. Her baby doll is in purple with bare feet. Redheaded Raggedy Ann is perched in her tiny, wooden, light pink doll's chair. Elle looked up at me and one more time while we were together and said three simple words: âElle is two!â And then she said alone, âI love you, Granny!â There are three dolls in my artistic creation: the baby rubber doll dressed in purple, Raggedy Ann and a sure enough living, breathing human doll, Elle. She is a real princess, too, and our gift straight from heaven...I LOVE YOU, ELLE...FROM âGRANNY!â Carole McReynolds Davis is a local artist. Email her at fc64@ ms.metrocast.net.
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our âliving, breathing real doll!â With my camera lens I caught the moment that we as artists strive to catch in all of our paintings. This is the one split second that only a camera lens or a paint brush captures forever, that extra special glance our eyes get to witness. I, now as an artist, have the honor and pleasure of sharing with each one of you my deepest love for our baby Elle. I captured and caught Elle's personality with a mere click of my camera lens on March 2. She is our last grandchild,and Frank and I deeply treasure our time spent with baby Elle. It is true that all grandchildren are our marvelous gifts from heaven, and our two Starkville granddaughters are "princesses" and four other grandchildren are âangels." They are Jordan Elizabeth Davis,who will be 14 on March 25, Patrick Spence Davis, who will be 12 on March 26, and their parents are our oldest son, Frank Davis, Jr. (45) and his wife Carla Davis. Grey Coleman Davis will be 14 on October 11, and Holland Layne Davis will be 11 on December 23. Our second son, Lewis McReynolds Davis (38) and his wife Gayla Daivs, of Kingwood, Texas, are their parents. So our six grandchildren range from ages 14 to 2 years. Elizabeth is our youngest grown child and our only daughter (33) All three of our children were born here in Starkville. Frank, Jr. was born at the Old Felix Long Hospital, and McReynolds and Elizabeth were born at our Oktibbeha County Hospital. They
were all delivered into this world by my dearest beloved medical doctor in the whole world, Dr. Feddy Eckford. All three of our children attended and graduated from our Starkville public schools, and they are alumni of Mississippi State University. They are each very proud MSU BulldogsâŚ âRuff, ruff, ruff! Frank and I are so proud of all three of our children, and they all have chosen wonderful occupations and jobs, too. We feel very blessed indeed. Let's together read my artistic creation. We'll start at the top left hand side, reading it just like sentences in a book. Begin at the top and see the dark background, find the one white tennis shoe of Grandaddy Larry Williams. Let your eyes begin to cruise and find the gray/brownish rug that is on the top of the hardwood floor. Next begin to study the head and face of Elle. She is intently and gently holding...just like a real mama cuddling and taking care of her big rubber baby doll dressed in purple with her bare feet. Look closely at Elle's two arms and her hands as she so gently stokes and cuddles her baby with such gentleness. Now study Elle's face. One day when she is all grown up, she will become a true mama of her own baby. She is learning to become a mama herself in her own pretending world. Elle is now in her babyhood life years, but she knows one day years from now she will become a real mama just like her own wonderful mama, Elizabeth, who is her only pattern to follow. She is carefully watching, feeling and knowing that one day she, too, will
Adrienne Leigh Hammett and William Samuel Smitherman Jr., both of Starkville, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on March 9 at Calvary Baptist Church in Starkville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hammett, of Starkville. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Christine Lann of Tremont, Miss., and the late Mr. James R. Lann, Mrs. Emmalee Hammett of Granbury, Texas, and the late Dr. Harrell L. Hammett. The groom is the son of Mrs. Sissy Smitherman, of Starkville, and the late Mr. William Samuel Smitherman, Sr. (Sam). He is the grandson of Mrs. Mary Joe Harrison of Athens, Tenn., and the late Mr. Louis Harrison and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Emmett Smitherman, Sr. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Brother Scott Cappleman. Before the entrance of the bride, Glen and Peyton Jackson sang âSurely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place.â The bride entered the church to âTrumpet Voluntary,â played by Kevin Burchfield on trumpet and Lynn Jackson on piano. Once the bride and groom were at the alter, the congregation was asked to join in singing âSweet, Sweet Spirit.â Escorted by her father, and given in marriage by her parents, the bride was beautiful in a halter gown of ivory satin. The A-line silhouette featured intricate bead work and embroidery accented with Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and crystal sequins. A chapel-length train complemented the back. She wore a matching headpiece of rhinestones featuring a twotiered ivory veil of edged illusion. She carried a bouquet of white roses with her grandmotherâs handkerchiefs intertwined in the bouquet. She wore matching pearl earrings and bracelet, a gift from her parents. Serving as matron of honor was Heather Hammett, of Pelham, Ala., sister-in-law of the bride. Serving as bridesmaids were Kim Prisock of Louisville, Miss., friend of the bride, Emma and Chloe Hammett, of Pelham, Ala., nieces of the bride. The maids were lovely in knee-length strapless malibu-colored chiffon dresses and carried hand tied bouquets of pink gerbera daisies. The flower girls were wearing white chiffon dresses with malibu sashes tied at the waist and wore white ballerina slippers. They each carried white baskets with white rose petals. Bradley Frost, of Clarkston, friend of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Shane Hammett, of Pelham, Ala., brother of the bride, Kyle Phillips and Adam Smith, both of Starkville, friends of the groom. Serving as junior groomsmen were nephews of the bride, Ethan and Corrin Hammett, of Pelham, Ala. A candle was burning during the ceremony in memory of the groomâs father, William Samuel Smitherman, Sr. (Sam). Wedding director was Lynda Gaydon; videographer was Jimmy McCully and Jana B. Photography produced the photographs; Sisters Strong from Ackerman, Miss., were responsible for the floral arrangements and catering for the wedding. Taylor Made Cakes was responsible for the bride and groom cakes. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the church. Family and friends enjoyed Southern cuisine. The groomâs mother hosted a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding ceremony. A bridesmaidsâ brunch was given the day of the wedding at the home of Mrs. Melody Cochran. The bride and groom were honored with numerous parties and showers before the wedding hosted by friends and family. After a honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple is at home in Starkville. Mr. Smitherman is employed with Starkville Ford and Lincoln Corporation. Mrs. Smitherman is employed with Louisville Municipal School District as a teacher.
Taggart - McCown
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Taggart of Starkville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Taylor Moriah Taggart, to Cory Allen McCown, son of Mr. Dennis McCown and Mrs. Teresa McCown of Columbus, Miss. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mrs. Michele Taggart. The bride's grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. MT Taggart, Mr. and Mrs. Burgess Taylor of Guin, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. James Perry of Centreville, Ala. Taylor is a 2009 graduate of Starkville Academy and graduated from EMCC in 2012. The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. Billy McCown and Mrs. Ruby McCown, and Mr. Walcie B. Porter of Columbus, Miss., and the late Mrs. Margie Porter. He is a 2003 graduate of New Hope High School. He graduated from MUW in 2008 and ICC in 2011. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. on June 15 at Canaan Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss. The reception will follow at Canaan Baptist Church.
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Often overlooked Memorial Day traditions
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News The traditional observance of Memorial Day has diminished over the years. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. Look around cemeteries at the graves of the fallen soldiers, which are increasingly ignored and neglected.Â Starkville held parades, placed flowers and flags on graves in years past and on May 10, 1946Â Starkville paused to honor the war dead. On the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church, choir members from various church choirs furnished music.Â The following ministers, J. D. Ray, R. F. Sloop and Phil Harold Grice participated in the memorial service.Â Phil Grice delivered the message.Â American Post No. 13 and Mr. Harry Stoy was chairman of the arrangements. This poem was written by Reverend Phil Grice and read at the Memorial Service held on the lawn.Â Take It From Here A bright new world was the dream we saw Brilliant in splendor, like a gem without flaw, Freedom from want, and freedom from fear, Freedom to worship our God who is near. Â Freedom to speak the things that we feel, Without threat of danger from a Tyrantâs heel. A world of laughter, and a world of love, Living in reverence toward the God above. Â We left our jobs, our homes, our wives, Willing to make that sacrifice To keep our country the land of the free, To keep aloft the torch and liberty. Â By ship and plane we left our soil, On missions fought with blood and toil; To meet the threat of the enemy hosts And hurl them back from our sacred coasts. Â The fight was grim, the toll was great We paid to stem that flood of hate. Comrades brave fell at our side Wounded and suffering â lots of them died. Â Tell them not that the died in vain; That our sons will face this task again, All of us fought, and some of us died That truth and freedom might be glorified. Â We have laid waste the Tyroâs lair; For Freedomâs Castle we have cleared the air. With blood we bought the futureâs lease. Take it from here â and give us peace! Â Take these instruments of destruction and hate. Forge them with hope and haste to create That bright new world for which we fought and died, That the best again be not crucified. Â Take this torch which we pass to you. Let it sear the old and bring in the new. Let it purge the world of its hate and fear, And bring the day of brotherhood near! Â We have cleared the path and shown the way To usher in that bright new day. Take it from here â let worrying cease. Keep faith with us:Â make a durable peace. The day before, high school girls were on the streets selling poppies as part of the annual American Legion Poppy Day Campaign.Â These flowers were made by hand in Gulfport by disabled men in the veteranâs hospital.Â The money derived by the sale of the poppies is used strictly for child welfare and rehabilitation purposes.Â You could not make a better investment â buy a poppy was the slogan. The next year, 1947, the newly formed American Legion Auxiliary declared the Annual Poppy Day sale on May 10.Â Mrs. L. L. Mullins, president of Oktibbeha Post No. 13 Unit of the Legion Auxiliary, announced that volunteers from the Auxiliary and young womenâs groups would distribute the poppies on the streets throughout town.Â Plans were to cover the city completely so that everyone had the opportunity to honor the war dead and aid the living victims.Â The American Legion was the first veteran organization in the U.S. to adopt the poppy as a memorial.Â Noncompensated veterans made over 200,000 poppies this year in the Gulfport hospital.Â The paper poppies are replicas of wild flowers, which grew on the battlefields of France and Belgium, but they have come to symbolize remembrance of those who died in any part of the world.Â A memorial service was held on May 30 on the lawn of the First Presbyterian Church.Â F. E. Wamsley, Jr., was the Bugler with Walter McIlwain and Jack Cook, Color Bearers. Tom Mosley read âWe Shall Not Weep.â Lawrence L. Mullins read âAmericaâs Answer.âÂ Rev. Robert F. Sloop gave the address, âCome on, Letâs Go.â The choirs sang âGod Bless America,â âLong, Long Trailâ
The complete poem "Flanders Fields" is in a bronze "book" at the John McCrae House. (Photo submitted) and âAmerica.â J. D. Ray gave the benediction and Wamsley played taps. The Military Department of Mississippi State College loaned and installed the PA system. The story of how the poppy became the symbol of Memorial Day is now largely unknown by many younger generations and may have been forgotten by most.Â It was written by Nancy Bunker Bowen and published in the Athens BannerHerald on Oct. 28, 2001. âThe tireless efforts of Moina Belle Michael of Athens created one of the lasting symbols of the "Great War" â a red poppy first worn to memorialize American soldiers killed in World War I and later to raise millions of dollars to support and employ disabled American veterans of all wars. The daughter of John and Alice Wise Michael, Moina was born in Walton County on Aug. 15, 1869. A teacher by profession, she taught in a number of area schools in the years before World War I before assuming duties in 1913 as social and religious director at the State Normal School in Athens and general secretary of its YMCA. In September 1918, she took a leave of absence from her position at the Normal School to serve at the training headquarters for overseas YMCA war workers at Columbia University in New York. Two days before the armistice was signed in November 1918 she read Canadian
military doctor Colonel John McRae's poem "We Shall Not Sleep," which begins, "In Flanders fields the poppies grow/between the crosses, row on row," and ends with the line, "If ye break faith with us who die/We shall not sleep." Reading the poem was a spiritual experience for Moina Michael and inspired her to write her own response verse, "We Shall Keep the Faith." At that moment, Moina Michael made a personal pledge to "keep the faith" and vowed to always wear a red poppy as a sign of remembrance. Later that day, she purchased a number of red silk poppies from a local department store and wore one in her lapel in memory of the war dead immortalized in McCrae's poem. Others soon followed her example, and a tradition began to grow. During the winter of 1918, Michael continued working for the staff of the Overseas YMCA Secretaries and also visited wounded and sick men from Georgia who were in debarkation hospitals in and around New York City to find what more could be done for them. She returned to Athens in 1919 and taught a class of disabled servicemen at The University of Georgia. Learning about their needs firsthand gave her the impetus to widen the scope of the poppy as a memorial flower, developing its use to help all servicemen
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MSUâs vet school to host Merial Rabies Symposium
For Starkville Daily News The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host the sixth annual Merial Rabies Symposium on World Rabies Day, Sept. 28. The symposium, sponsored by animal health company Merial, brings together noted public health speakers, veterinarians and veterinary students to discuss this major public health issue. The symposium addresses rabies from the local to the international scale. Its goals are to increase rabies awareness and its impact on human and animal health and to encourage prevention through education and animal vaccination. Hundreds of experts and students from around the country attend the event each year. Dr. Kent Hoblet, dean of MSUâs veterinary college, sees hosting the event as opportunity to highlight the intersection of animal and human health. âVeterinarians are the first ones to see diseases that ultimately affect public health,â he said. âWe look forward to having national experts on this issue and to engaging students in these topics. We are grateful to Merial for this opportunity.â Last October, the MSU-CVM Class of 2016 competed against other U.S. veterinary colleges for the chance to host this yearâs symposium. Merial asked veterinary students to raise rabies awareness in their communities. The Class of 2016 delivered the rabies prevention message using the tag line, âLess Rabies, More Cowbell.â The tag line, along with a message about vaccination, was printed on t-shirts and sold to students and faculty. Their enthusiasm interested many students and faculty, and more than 100 people in the college wore the shirts on World Rabies Day last year. The students also hosted a community-wide rabies education program that included the schoolâs mascot, Bully, before an MSU football game. âWe are so proud to have been selected to host the symposium,â said Ryan Gibson, Class of 2016 president. âWe had a great time competing and promoting rabies education last year, and getting to host this national event this year is an honor.â Merial, the symposiumâs sponsor and global animal health advocate, sees rabies as a continued threat, both abroad and in the United States. âMany pet owners in the U.S. may be unaware of the continued problem of rabies because local laws have done a lot to curtail rabies in dogs in this country,â said Dr. Joanne Maki,
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicineâs Class of 2016 rings out the rabies prevention message with the tag line, âLess Rabies, More Cowbell.â The class performed several outreach and education projects and won the honor of hosting the annual Merial Rabies Symposium. (Photo by Tom Thompson, College of Veterinary Medicine) global public health technical director for Merial. âHowever, rabies continues to be an issue among unvaccinated pets and wildlife domestically, and an even larger problem for animals abroad with fewer laws around vaccination. As many as 70,000 people a year are killed worldwide by rabies, most of whom are infected by animals.â The Class of 2016 is working with Merial to organize the event. More information, including how to register for the
event, will be available this summer. Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately 6,000 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2012 sales were $2.8 billion. Merial is a Sanofi company. For more information, please visit http://www.merial.com.
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Several books about vocabulary building come across my desk each month. Recently I was reading âThe World of Words: Vocabulary for College Successâ by Margaret Ann Richek from Northeastern Illinois University. Richek points out that the size of the studentâs vocabulary correlates with how well the student will do in college work. The World of Don Vaughan Words helps students to improve their word knowledge to achieve better in all Vaughanâs Vocabulary subjects, from accounting to zoology. Clearer understanding of reading assignments and lectures will be achieved when the meanings of advanced words are understood. Richekâs book encourages precise and vivid word usage. For example, instead of simply using the word âfriendly,â the student will be able to distinguish cordial, gregarious, and empathic. In each chapter is the section Words to Learn. Below are five I selected from various chapters. The definitions and examples are from Richek.
slow , steady
A. to steal B. to donate C. to disslove D. to confirm; to make more certain Letâs see how you are doing. No. 1 is D. Example: The chess player was adroit in avoiding the traps her opponent set. The adjective can refer to quick skill of body or mind. No. 2 is D. Example: Five eyewitnesses corroborated the police reports. Sometimes corroborate is confused with collaborate, our next word.Â
A. to work together B. to debate C. to contact D. None of the above The verb collaborate came from âcolâ which in Latin means together, and âlaborareâ which means to work together. A is the answer.
Example: The bullyâs bravado disappeared as soon as I challenged him. B is the answer.
Example: At the nadir of his fortunes, he was broke and alone. Richek points out that this word is from the Arabic language. It is the opposite of zenith, which means the highest point. No. 5 is D. Last weekâs mystery word is liegemen. This weekâs mystery word to solve is one that Richek defines as âwildly active or excited; frantic.â Its second syllable is another word for profit.Â Â Â Don R. Vaughan, Ph.D., is a speech and theatre professor at East Miss. Community College, Golden Triangle. Contact him at email@example.com
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A. abrupt B. dull C. pleasantly agreeable D. quickly skillful or clever Microirrigation is an effective way to apply water directly to the root zones. Options include soaker hoses, drip tape and microsprinklers. (Photo by Scott Corey, MSU Ag Communications)
Plan now for later irrigation needs
Although many Mississippi gardeners are wondering if it will ever quit raining and let their landscapes dry out a bit, now is actually a good time to think ahead to the inevitable hot and dry weather of summer. Dry conditions create problems for our home gardens and landscapes, and gardeners water their lawns and landscape beds a lot more than usual during these times. We typically water garden plants based on soil moisture, and when the soil feels dry, we water thoroughly. A common recommendation is to apply 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week. This irrigation is usually done with overhead sprinklers, but they are an inefficient method of applying water. A much better approach is to maintain soil moisture by slow and steady watering. Homeowners actually have a variety of options that can provide water more effectively and efficiently. One option is to use microirrigation, also called drip or trickle irrigation, to apply water directly to the root zones. Maintaining a moist root zone reduces plant stress significantly. It also reduces water usage by up to 70 percent compared to overhead sprinklers. This can make a big difference in the monthly water bill. Soaker hoses are another effective method of microirrigation. These hoses work by âsweatingâ along their entire length and are good for vegetable garden rows or long flower beds. Drip tapes are somewhat similar to soaker hoses and are used for long and straight rows in vegetable gardens. Emitters create uniform and efficient water flow additional tubing and come spaced and emitters to these from 1 to 3 inches systems to irrigate apart to accomadditional containmodate different ers. plant spacing. BeIf you are like me cause water usage and have an existing can vary between irrigation system that plants, adjustable uses pop-up sprinflow emitters can Gary Bachman klers, you can buy regulate irrigation MSU Horticulturist a conversion kit to volume accord- Costal Research & switch to microirriingly. Extension Center gation. I did this in Microsprinmy front landscape klers are useful for wider ar- beds. eas. While these are overhead The early-morning hours sprinklers, volume is limited to are the best time to water, as 10 gallons per hour. temperatures are cooler and If you are interested in re- the soil can absorb the water ally controlling the amount before the heat of the day. of water you use in the gar- Watering during the middle of den, consider using pressure- the day is not very efficient, as compensated emitters.Â These some of the water evaporates emitters regulate the amount before it can do any good. of water regardless of water Plants, like people, have pressure. preferences and knowing when Microirrigation is an effec- and how much to water plants tive method of watering plants is one skill all gardeners need grown in containers. Starter to cultivate. Too much water kits make systems easy to in- encourages root rot problems; stall and are available at home too little leaves plants wilted improvement stores and gar- and lifeless. Careful observaden centers. You can easily add tion and experience will keep
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your landscape plants alive during a long, hot and dry summer. Soil conditions in the garden and landscape have a big impact on watering needs. Most gardens and beds can benefit from the addition of 3 to 4 inches of composted organic matter that will help improve drainage. Top that off with 2 to 3 inches of mulch to help the soil retain valuable moisture and keep temperatures down. Even though thereâs too much water right now, spend some time in your landscape and garden planning on the best way to meet your plantsâ later moisture needs. This way, youâll be able to keep your landscape looking beautiful regardless of the weather. Â Dr. Gary Bachman is an associate Extension research professor of horticulture at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Locate Southern Gardening columns and television and radio programs on the Internet at http://msucares.com/news/.
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Give favorite family recipes a makeover
By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications Healthy eating does not mean home chefs must abandon favorite dishes, but they can trim sugar, salt and fat and boost fiber to create lighter versions of beloved recipes. Many Southern comfort foods include rich, high-calorie ingredients that can be exchanged for lower calorie options, said Natasha Haynes, a family and consumer sciences agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. Baking chicken instead of frying it is just one way to lighten up a traditional dish. âGrandmaâs macaroni and cheese recipe is one that may need a makeover,â Haynes said. âHer recipe probably calls for 2 cups of whole milk, 2 cups of heavy cream, one stick of butter and 4 cups of a variety of cheeses -- ingredients that raise the calorie count and fat content of this favorite dish,â Hayne said. âMany recipes like this can have a healthy renovation without affecting the taste or texture of the food.â Haynes said that home chefs can reduce the fat, sugar and sodium in most recipes for a shortcut to healthier eating. Lowfat and fat-free dairy products are one place to start. âBy cutting fat and sugar, you cut calories,â she said. âHow much can you leave out without affecting the flavor and consistency of your favorite recipes? Youâll have to experiment, but there are a lot of options.â These are some basic guidelines to follow for baked goods: u Fat: Use half the butter, shortening or oil and replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed bananas or prune puree. u Sugar: Reduce the amount of sugar by one-third to onehalf, then add spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice or nutmeg, to enhance flavors. Vanilla and almond extract can boost the sweet flavor without adding sugar. u Sodium: Reduce salt by one-half in baked goods that donât require yeast. For foods that require yeast, donât reduce the amount of salt, which is needed for leavening. âFor most main dishes and side dishes, you can reduce salt by one-half or eliminate it completely, but you should expect your taste buds to take some time to adjust,â Haynes said. Sugar, salt and fat may be hidden in the ingredients added to recipes. âIf a recipe calls for 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, use half a cup instead,â Haynes said. âUse less soy sauce or buy reduced-sodium soy sauce. If you look, you can find many products with reduced sodium levels, including popular canned soups and canned vegetables.â Ann Twiner, a family and consumer sciences agent and county coordinator in Sunflower County, said cutting sugar, salt and fat intake is a matter of health. âSodium is such a big deal today because more and more people are being diagnosed with high blood pressure,â Twiner said. âWe are even seeing young children with high blood pressure.â Twiner said a diet high in saturated fats, which are found in anything that comes from animals, including eggs, milk and cheese, causes arteries to clog over time. This can result in heart attacks, strokes and other health problems. âIf you cook your motherâs recipe for pot roast and then put it in the refrigerator, you will see a hard white film when you take it out if the refrigerator,â she said. âThis is saturated fat, and this is what it does in your body over time. It will keep sticking to the sides of the arteries until theyâre completely blocked.â Change is difficult, and Twiner said it is important to take small steps rather than trying to make too many changes at once. âFocus on the way your plate looks,â she said. âMake it full of color by adding fruits and vegetables -- half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables, which can lower your risk for cancer and other chronic diseases. Plus, fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber.â Cooking at home allows people to control the amount of sugar, sodium and fat in their food, Twiner said. âMost of all, remember that fresh foods are always the best,â she said.
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who needed help for themselves and their families, physically, spiritually or financially. In 1920 the Georgia State American Legion Convention adopted the red poppy as its official memorial flower and succeeded in obtaining the endorsement of the National Convention of the American Legion in the fall of that year. The next year, delegates at the Auxiliary to the American Legion Convention agreed that disabled American war veterans could sell the poppies in the United States, thus generating much-needed income for veterans who had no disability pensions or other income. Since that time, the red poppy has been sold to raise money for disabled veterans of all wars. Moina Michael was honored by the state of Georgia as one of its most famous women. In 1931, the title "Distinguished Citizen of Georgia" was conferred on her for her work in creating a new enterprise in the United States, to the benefit of Georgia and nation. A marble bust of Moina Michael in the rotunda of the Georgia State Capitol was unveiled in 1937 by the Georgia Department of the American Legion and its Auxiliary.
Moina Michael's creation of the Poppy Memorial Days made millions of dollars for the rehabilitation and employment of disabled servicemen. By the time of her death on May 10, 1944, approximately $200 million had been raised for the cause. Just months after her death, the U.S. government christened a "liberty ship," the Moina Michael, and launched it at Savannah. Moina Michael was one of only two Athenians honored by the issuance of a United States postage stamp. The 3-cent stamp, which recognized her role in originating the idea of the World War I memorial poppy, was first issued in Athens on Nov. 9, 1948. Nancy Bunker Bowen, chairman of the Athens-Clarke County Bicentennial History Panel, has lived in Athens since 1966. Active in many community organizations, she is former assistant editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly and was co-chairman of "Athens Treasures: A Bicentennial Celebration by the Athens Historical Society." A Prayer on War by Eleanor Roosevelt âDear Lord, lest I continue my complacent way, help me to remember that somewhere, somehow out there, a man died for me today. As long as there be war, I then must ask and answer am I worth dying for?â
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Minor pitches Braves to 8th-straight victory
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Vanderbilt doubles up the score on MSU 16-8
By BEN WAIT firstname.lastname@example.org HOOVER, Ala. â A year ago at this time, Mississippi State was getting ready for the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game. It is a different story this year. The No. 18 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs fell 16-8 to the No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament on Saturday afternoon. â(Vanderbiltâs) a very, very good club,â MSU head coach John Cohen said, whose team was 3-0 in the tournament entering Saturday.Â It was a rematch of last yearâs tournament championship game, in which the Bulldogs won 3-0. The No. 1 seed Commodores (51-8) will meet the No. 2 seed LSU Tigers (51-9) in todayâs SEC Tournament championship game.Â Vanderbilt swept MSU (43-17) in the regular season threegame series in Nashville, Tenn.Â The 19 hits by the Commodores is the most the Bulldogs have given up this season. MSU has given up 11 hits nine times this year. Â The Bulldogs had 14 hits. MSU has had double-digit hits in 13 of the last 14 games and 10 in a row.Â MSU starter sophomore left hander Jacob Lindgren retired the side in order in the first inning. Earlier in the season, Lindgren was unable to get out of the first inning against the Commodores. He pitched just 2/3 of an inning giving up five runs on three hits. Vanderbilt waited until the second inning on Saturday to chase the Bulldog lefty. Lindgren (4-3) gave up two hits and six runs, just three earned, in the second inning without recording an out. Lindgren picked up the loss.Â
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Mississippi State shortstop Adam Frazier, right, comes up to throw as Vanderbiltâs Conner Harrell slides into second base on
Two teams left standing at SEC Tournament
By BRAIN LENTZ For Starkville Daily News
At Hoover, Ala. Tuesdayâs Games Ole Miss 4, Kentucky 1 Alabama 6, Auburn 3 Texas A&M 6, Florida 3 Miss. State 2, Missouri 1 Wednesdayâs Games Arkansas 2, Ole Miss 1 LSU 3, Alabama 0 Texas A&M 5, Vanderbilt 0 Miss. State 5, S. Carolina 3 Thursdayâs Games Alabama 7, Ole Miss 5 Vanderbilt 4, S. Carolina 3 Arkansas 4, LSU 1 Miss. State 6, Texas A&M 4 Fridayâs Games LSU 3, Alabama 2 Vanderbilt 3, Texas A&M 0 Saturdayâs Games LSU 3, Arkansas 1 Vanderbilt 16, Miss. State 8 Sundayâs Game Championship Game LSU vs. Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m.
HOOVER, Ala. â What started as 12 teams at the Southeastern Conference Tournament has been dwindled down to just two. The No. 2 seed LSU Tigers (51-9) eliminated the No. 3 seed Arkansas Razorbacks (37-20) 3-1, to advance to Sundayâs tournament championship. âThe key to our game today was our pitching,â LSU head coach Paul Mainieri said. âTo give a team like Arkansas one hit through nine innings is amazing.â Waiting for LSU in the SEC Championship will be the topseeded Vanderbilt Commodores (51-8), who defeated the No. 5 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs (43-17) in a 16-8 slugfest. âWe took advantage of a couple of missed cues early,â Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin said. âWe scored some runs and kept applying pressure. It was a good job by our boys.â First pitch of the SEC Championship is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2.
An SEC slugfest
Vanderbilt unleashed a fury of hits on Mississippi State on Saturday. The Commodore batters unloaded 19 hits, including four players who finished for three hits each. Vanderbilt also got seven runs in the second inning, and had a response for each Bulldog rally. After the game, MSU head coach John Cohen acknowledged the eight-run deficiency. âAll these old rules say when the other team is down by a bunch, the other team is supposed to stop stealing and stop scoring,â Cohen said. â(But) Vanderbilt does it the right way. This is college baseball. You score as many runs as you possibly can.â
No quit in Bulldogs
The baseball gets away from Bulldog second baseman Brett Pirtle (3) as Tony Kemp of the Commodores goes in hard at second base. (Photo by David Allen Williams, For Starkville Mainieri Daily News)
Despite being down 8-0 in the third inning, the Bulldogs made several attempts to stage a comeback. The most notable being a three-run fourth inning that cut
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For Mississippi State, it has been long enough I
t has been long enough. Smith on sports When it comes to hosting an NCAA college baseball regional tournament, Mississippi State has been left out of the picture for 10 years now. The last time the Bulldogs hosted a regional was in 2003. Thatâs when MSU welcomed teams like North Carolina, Middle Tennessee and future Danny P. Smith Southeastern Conference Sports Editor member Missouri to Starkville. The Bulldogs did have the 2007 Super Regional at College World Series. That Dudy Noble Field and that opportunity was basically helped pave the way to the earned because MSU swept through the Tallahassee Regional. The 16 host sites for the 2013 regionals are announced tonight by the NCAA and Starkville should be one of the sites that gets the privilege. There are about 14,562 reasons why MSU should be seriously considered for a regional, but the large crowd on that Super Bulldog Weekend afternoon against Auburn isnât the only factor. It has been a good season for MSU on the field and the whole body of work should be good enough to attract some attention from the NCAA selection committee. The Bulldogs reached 40 wins during the regular season for the first time since 1997 and currently sit at 43 victories, the rating performance index going into Saturday was very good at No. 10, and they entered the SEC Tournament as the No. 5 seed. MSU did lose a tough 16-8 decision to Vanderbilt on Saturday, but it did come against the No. 1 team in the country. That result should not take away from the season the Bulldogs have enjoyed as a whole. Going back to the attendance figures, MSU broke a 10-year-old record with a paid home attendance of 240,726 in 33 home dates in 2013. With that total, State eclipsed the 5 million-mark in home attendance at 5,016,532 since the tracking of those numbers at Dudy Noble Field began in 1976. If the Bulldogs are awarded a regional, the fans should come out in large numbers again. When something like a regional championship is on the line, the interest level goes up a notch. Even though Mississippi Stateâs run at the SEC Tournament ended with a loss in the semifinals, it can make a serious run at the College World Series this year with a regional at home in front of its fans. 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.
The number of double-doubles for Memphis Grizzlies player Zach Randolph this postseason that leads the National Basketball Association.
Bulldogs conclude track prelims
GREENSBORO, N.C. â Call it continued success on the final day of the NCAA East Track and Field preliminary round as Mississippi State advanced four more events to the nationals. Jason Harper, a junior from Milford, Del., jumpstarted the Bulldogsâ day as he placed eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 50-08.00. Then it was the All-American Marcus Jackson showcasing his talents, as he finished tied for first in the high jump at 7-01.50, his third-best jump of the year. âGetting back and competing at the nationals has been Marcusâ goal all year, and now he has that chance,â MSU coach Steve Dudley said. âHis focus has been great, but heâs not satisfied to just get there. For Jason, this will be his first time on the big stage, but he wasnât at all intimidated by the moment Saturday. Like Marcus, he had a goal this weekend, and he achieved it.â On the track, MSU advanced in both the menâs and womenâs 4x400-meter relay. The womenâs foursome of Steâyce McNeil, Jody-Ann Muir, Ocian Archer and Erica Bougard posted a time of 3:34.29 to place 10th, while the menâs team of Starkvilleâs Tavaris Tate, Randy Patterson, Daundre Barnaby and Brandon McBride finished second at 3:05.88. In all, Mississippi State will compete in eight events at the nationals, slated for June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
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College Baseball Southeastern Conference Tournament At Hoover, Ala. Tuesdayâs Games Ole Miss 4, Kentucky 1 Alabama 6, Auburn 3 Texas A&M 6, Florida 3 Miss. State 2, Missouri 1 Wednesdayâs Games Arkansas 2, Ole Miss, 1 LSU 3, Alabama 0 Texas A&M 5, Vanderbilt 0 Miss. State 5, S. Carolina 3 Thursdayâs Games Alabama 7, Ole Miss 5 Vanderbilt 4, S. Carolina 3 Arkansas 4, LSU 1 Miss. State 6, Texas A&M 4 Fridayâs Games LSU 3, Alabama 2 Vanderbilt 3, Texas A&M 0 Saturdayâs Games LSU 3, Arkansas 1 Vanderbilt 16, Miss. State 8 Sundayâs Game Championship Game LSU vs. Vanderbilt, 3:30 p.m. Collegiate Baseball Poll 1. Vanderbilt 2. Louisiana St. 3. North Carolina 4. Oregon St. 5. Cal St. Fullerton 6. Virginia 7. Oregon 8. Louisville 9. Florida St. 10. N.C. State 11. UCLA 12. Arkansas 13. Arizona St. 14. Clemson 15. South Carolina 16. New Mexico 17. Kansas St. 18. Mississippi St. 19. Seton Hall 20. Oklahoma St. 21. Troy 22. Indiana 23. Cal Poly 24. Mississippi 25. South Alabama 26. Rice 27. Sam Houston St. 28. Campbell 29. Western Carolina 30. Coastal Carolina Record Pts 48-7 498 48-8 496 47-8 494 43-9 493 45-8 491 45-9 488 43-13 485 46-10 483 44-11 481 42-13 480 37-15 477 35-19 470 34-17-1 464 39-17 460 39-16 458 35-18 457 39-16 454 40-16 450 36-17 446 39-14 443 39-16 440 40-13 436 37-16 433 36-20 429 40-16 428 37-17 425 36-18 424 46-9 423 38-18 420 35-19 418 Pvs 1 3 2 4 5 7 6 10 9 8 11 12 13 14 15 17 18 23 24 26 â 21 â 20 22 â 27 28 29 30 Today AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m. NBC â Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix 11 a.m. ABC â IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 5 p.m. FOX â NASCAR, Sprint Cup, CocaCola 600, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 â Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Durham, N.C. 1 p.m. FSN â Big 12 Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 â Southeastern Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Hoover, Ala. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN â NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, UAB at Florida 2 p.m. ESPN â NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, UAB vs. Florida (if necessary) 4 p.m. ESPN â NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, Kentucky at Arizona St. 7 p.m. ESPN2 â NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, Kentucky at Arizona St. (if necessary) GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC â European PGA Tour, PGA Championship, final round, at Surrey, England Noon TGC â PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. CBS â PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas NBC â PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at St. Louis TGC â LPGA, Bahamas Classic, final round, at Paradise Island, Bahamas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. TBS â N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay
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âOur brain wasnât there for the whole game.â
New York Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said about Saturdayâs 81-69 loss to the Sun.
WHATâS ON TV
1 p.m. WGN â Miami at Chicago White Sox 7 p.m. ESPN â Atlanta at N.Y. Mets NBA BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. TNT â Playoffs, conference finals, game 3, Miami at Indiana NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. NBCSN â Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 6, Los Angeles at San Jose SOCCER 2:30 p.m. NBCSN â MLS, Houston at Kansas City 10 p.m. ESPN2 â MLS, Seattle at Los Angeles TENNIS 11 a.m. NBC â French Open, first round, at Paris MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon MLB â Regional coverage, Baltimore at Washington or Pittsburgh at Detroit 6 p.m. MLB â Regional coverage, N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets or Philadelphia at Boston WGN â Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox MENâS COLLEGE LACROSSE Noon ESPN â NCAA, Division I playoffs, championship, teams TBD, at Philadelphia NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN â Playoffs, conference finals, game 4, San Antonio at Memphis NHL HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. NBCSN â Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 6, Boston at N.Y. Rangers OR Chicago at Detroit (both if necessary) WNBA BASKETBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 â Washington at Tulsa 4 p.m. ESPN2 â Chicago at Phoenix TENNIS 4 a.m. ESPN2 â French Open, first round, at Paris
Mondayâs Games Baltimore at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Texas at Arizona, 3:40 p.m., 1st game San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Arizona, 9:40 p.m., 2nd game College Softball Super Regionals Glance
SSA Under-17 holds tryout
Tryouts for the Starkville Soccer Association Bulldogs Under-17 Boys Select (D1) soccer team for the 2013-2014 soccer season will be held in Starkville at the Sportsplex over the week following the D1 State Cup weekend, on Thursday May 30 at 6 p.m. and Saturday June 1 at noon. There is a rain make-up day of Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. Tryouts will be at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer complex. Shin guards, cleats and plenty of fluids to drink should be brought. Further details will be posted on the Starkville Soccer Association web-site (http://starkvillesoccer.weebly.com/ index.html). For any questions regarding the SSA Bulldogs, contact team manager Andrew Mackin at 662-418-3277, or at email@example.com.
Golson no longer at Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) â A Notre Dame spokesman says quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the school. Spokesman Dennis Brown says Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season and the national championship game in his first season as a starter during his sophomore season, was no longer enrolled in the school as of Friday. Brown says he couldnât comment on why because of federal privacy laws. Golson was 187 of 318 passing, a 58.8 completion rate, with 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions as the Irish went 12-1, losing 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game. He had a pass efficiency rating of 131.01, placing him 62nd among quarterbacks nationwide. The departure of Golson leaves the Irish with senior Tommy Rees, who started 12 games in 2011, senior Andrew Hendrix and freshman Malik Zaire at quarterback.
The AREA SLATE
Today No area games scheduled
Colorado at Houston, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Texas at Arizona, 3:40 p.m., 1st game San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Arizona, 9:40 p.m., 2nd game American League East Division W L Pct GB 30 18 .625 â New York Boston 30 20 .600 1 27 22 .551 3Â˝ Baltimore 24 24 .500 6 Tampa Bay Toronto 20 29 .408 10Â˝ Central Division W L Pct GB 27 20 .574 â Detroit 27 21 .563 Â˝ Cleveland 23 24 .489 4 Chicago 21 25 .457 5Â˝ Kansas City Minnesota 19 27 .413 7Â˝ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 31 17 .646 â Oakland 27 23 .540 5 Los Angeles 22 27 .449 9Â˝ Seattle 20 28 .417 11 Houston 14 35 .286 17Â˝ Fridayâs Games Baltimore 10, Toronto 6 Detroit 6, Minnesota 0 Boston 8, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 5, Kansas City 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 3, 11 innings Oakland 6, Houston 5 Texas 9, Seattle 5 Saturdayâs Games Baltimore 6, Toronto 5 Boston 7, Cleveland 4 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 0 Minnesota 3, Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3, 11 innings Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1 Oakland 11, Houston 5 Texas at Seattle, late Todayâs Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2) at Toronto (Jenkins 1-0), 1:07 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-0), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 3-3) at Boston (Doubront 3-2), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-2), 1:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1) at Kansas City (W.Davis 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 4-2) at Houston (Keuchel 1-1), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 3-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 5-1), 4:10 p.m.
Baseball America Top 25 Record Pvs 48-7 1 1. Vanderbilt 2. Louisiana State 48-8 2 4 3. Cal State Fullerton 45-8 4. Oregon State 43-9 6 5. Virginia 45-9 7 47-8 3 6. North Carolina 7. Florida State 44-11 9 37-15 8 8. UCLA 9. N.C. State 42-13 5 10. Louisville 46-10 12 43-13 10 11. Oregon 12. Indiana 40-13 15 35-18 16 13. New Mexico 14. Arkansas 35-19 11 15. Kansas State 39-16 19 16. Mississippi State 40-16 24 17. South Carolina 39-16 14 39-17 17 18. Clemson 34-17 13 19. Arizona State 20. Oklahoma State 39-14 20 35-19 22 21. Virginia Tech 22. Seton Hall 36-17 NR 39-16 NR 23. Troy 24. South Alabama 40-16 18 25. Mercer 42-14 NR Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division W L Pct GB 30 18 .625 â Atlanta 25 24 .510 5Â˝ Washington Philadelphia 24 25 .490 6Â˝ New York 17 29 .370 12 Miami 13 36 .265 17Â˝ Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 31 17 .646 â Cincinnati 31 18 .633 Â˝ 30 19 .612 1Â˝ Pittsburgh Milwaukee 19 28 .404 11Â˝ 18 30 .375 13 Chicago West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 27 21 .563 â 27 22 .551 Â˝ Colorado 27 22 .551 Â˝ San Francisco San Diego 21 26 .447 5Â˝ Los Angeles 20 27 .426 6Â˝ Fridayâs Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, susp. Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 3, 11 innings Milwaukee 2, Pittsburgh 1 Arizona 5, San Diego 2 St. Louis 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 5, San Francisco 0 Saturdayâs Games San Francisco 6, Colorado 5, 10 innings Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2 Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5, 10 innings, comp. of susp. game Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, St. Louis 3 San Diego at Arizona, late Todayâs Games Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-7) at Washington (Strasburg 2-5), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 5-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Garland 3-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 3-2), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 6-2) at Arizona (Corbin 7-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 5-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-2), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-5), 8:05 p.m. Mondayâs Games Baltimore at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.
All Times EDT Super Regionals (Best-of-3) x-if necessary At Norman, Okla. Friday, May 24: Oklahoma 10, Texas A&M 2 Saturday, May 25: Oklahoma 8, Texas A&M 0, Oklahoma advances At Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday, May 24: Michigan 4, LouisianaLafayette 3, 8 innings Saturday, May 25: Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Michigan 0 Saturday, May 25: Michigan 2, LouisianaLafayette 1, Michigan advances At Tempe, Ariz. Saturday, May 25: Kentucky (41-19) vs. Arizona State (48-10), 10 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Arizona State vs. Kentucky, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26: x-Arizona State vs. Kentucky, 8 p.m. At Austin, Texas Saturday, May 25: Florida State (33-25) vs. Texas (47-8), 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Texas vs. Florida State, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26: x-Florida State vs. Texas, 6 p.m. At Eugene, Ore. Saturday, May 25: Nebraska (43-13) vs. Oregon (49-9), 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Oregon vs. Nebraska, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26: x-Oregon vs. Nebraska, 6 p.m. At Columbia, Mo. Thursday, May 23: Washington 2, Missouri 1, 8 innings Friday, May 24: Washington 1, Missouri 0, Washington advances At Knoxville, Tenn. Friday, May 24: Tennessee 3, Alabama 2 Saturday, May 25: Tennessee 5, Alabama 3, Tennessee advances At Gainesville, Fla. Saturday, May 25: Florida 4, UAB 3 Sunday, May 26: Florida (56-7) vs. UAB (40-18), Noon Sunday, May 26: x-UAB vs. Florida, 3 p.m.
World Series May 30-June 5 ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Oklahoma City National Basketball Association Daily Playoff Glance All Times EDT (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) CONFERENCE FINALS Sunday, May 19 San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21 San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Wednesday, May 22 Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24 Indiana 97, Miami 93, series tied 1-1 Saturday, May 25 San Antonio 104, Memphis 93, OT San Antonio leads series 3-0 Today, May 26 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27 San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 30 Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Monday, June 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m.
Womenâs College Golf
MSUâs McDonald notches 10th-place finish at NCAA
For Starkville Daily News ATHENS, Ga. â Adding to the programâs most successful season in its history, the Mississippi State womenâs golf team completed play in the NCAA Championships and No. 6 Ally McDonald finished tied for 10th at the par-72, 6,372-yard UGA Golf Course. McDonaldâs top 10 finish is her ninth of the season and 13th of her career. After a final-round 81, she finished with a four-round 2-over-par 290 (70-69-70-81). The sophomore from Fulton paced the youngest squad in the championships field to a 24th-place finish in the programâs first NCAA Championships appearance. âI couldnât be more proud of this team â the records we broke this season and just hanging in there,â McDonald said. âNobody thought weâd come to nationals. Conditions were extremely tough out there, but we battled. We werenât able to pull in what we wanted to pull in, but itâs an experience we wonât forget. Weâre going to hold our head high and weâre going to be back.â After posting a team tournament-best 4-over-par 292 during the third round, MSU battled windy conditions and fast greens to post a final-round 327. State finished with a 72-hole 69-over 1,221. MSU ends the season having posted top 10 cards in 11 of its 12 events, while also notching a 300.89 average round and a 901.09 54-hole average. All of which are school records. âWe had a fantastic year,â third-year MSU coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. âWe refuse to let our last 18 holes dictate our satisfaction level for our year. We broke most existing records, placed fifth at SECâs and 24th at the NCAA Championships. We will use this experience and get our young squad even stronger for next yearâs postseason play.â Sophomore Elena Warren finished second on the MSU board with a 24-over 312 (76-82-72-82). Her best round tally came during Thursdayâs third round as she posted par. Mary Langdon Gallagher notched an 84 Friday and finished at 25-over (78-74-77-84=313), while Rica Tse posted a final-round 85 and finished at 26-over (76-78-7585=314). Freshman Gabi Oubreâ rounded out the Lady Bulldog leaderboard with a 318 (82-81-75-80). The freshman birdied her last hole of the day to tie McDonaldâs freshman birdie record (73) set a season ago. The No.1-ranked USC Trojans ran away with the national title, behind an NCAA Championships-record second round of 12-under-par 276. Their 72-hole 19-under-par 1,113 also set the NCAA record by 15 strokes. Annie Park (USC) also ran away with the individual title as her 10-under-par 278 was six strokes clear of the field.
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S uccessful S wish
National Basketball Association
Duncan, Spurs defeat Grizzlies
By TERESA M. WALKER Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. â Tim Duncan scored the first five points of overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night and move a win away from the NBA Finals. The Spurs grabbed a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals and now have won five straight this postseason. With the memory of blowing a 2-0 lead a year ago in the West finals to Oklahoma City, when they lost the next four, the Spurs shook off their sloppy play early and pushed the young Grizzlies to the edge of elimination in the first West final played in Memphis. San Antonio, which didnât lead this game until the opening minute of the fourth quarter, can wrap up the series Monday in Memphis and get back to the finals for the first time since their last title in 2007. The Spurs hit eight of their 10 shots in overtime, with Duncan scoring seven of his 24 points. Tony Parker had five of his 26 in overtime, and even Tiago Splitter, playing with four fouls, scored six in the extra five minutes to finish with 11. Mike Conley led Memphis with 20 points. Marc Gasol had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Zach Randolph added 14 and 15, and Quincy Pondexter had 15 points. But the Grizzlies, who thrived at the free throw line in knocking off No. 1 seed Oklahoma City in the semifinals, got
The Starkville Swish AAU basketball team won the SAAU Mississippi District 6th Grade Championship on May 19 in Jackson, which qualified the Swish to the National AAU Championship Tournament in Hampton, Virginia. The team went undefeated in the tournament, beating teams from Mississippi and Louisiana. This team has been playing together for three years. The head coach is Tony Minor and the assistant coaches are Kenyon Self and John Box. The members of the Swish are Tony Minor, Jr., front from left, Joshua Aka-Harris, Malik Brown, Tyler Talley, Cameron Skinner, Malik Self, coach Minor; and Jalil Clemons, back from left, Atavius Jones, Roger Bapist, Jr., and coach Box. Allen Flanigan, Coltie Young, Tyson Tate, Orien Thompson, Jalen Williams, Landon Carpenter, and coach Kenyon Self are not pictured. (Submitted photo)
there only 18 times and made only 10. The Grizzlies last led 85-84 with 1:04 left in regulation on a 15-footer by Gasol. After that, they managed only to tie it up twice, the last on a layup by Randolph with 4:28 left in overtime. Duncan scored and knocked down the free throw with 4:10 remaining to put the Spurs ahead to stay. The Spurs dominated the Grizzlies in the paint, outscoring Memphis 58-42 to offset their 17 turnovers, which the Grizzlies turned into 25 points. After the Grizzlies outscored San Antonio in the first quarter, the Spurs outscored them in each of the final three periods and overtime, where they had an 18-7 edge to put away the win. Memphis, which had a lead for only 90 seconds in San Antonio, opened up with its trademark grit and grind defense, forcing eight turnovers in the first quarter to grab an 18-point lead. The Spurs quit turning the ball over and whittled away that lead to set up a doozy of a fourth quarter where the teams swapped the lead 11 times with 10 ties â all in the final 17 minutes. With neither team leading by more than two in the final 8 minutes of regulation, fans stayed on their feet, holding their âBelieve Memphisâ towels trying to will the Grizzlies to yet another win. Manu Ginobili scored seven points in the quarter, and he put the Spurs back up first with a layup with 1:19 left and then a pair of free throws with 54.5 seconds remaining.
LSU relievers hold Arkansas to one hit in getting 3-1 win
From Wire Reports HOOVER, Ala. â Hunter Newman and four LSU relievers combined on a one-hitter to lead the Tigers to a 3-1 victory over Arkansas on Saturday and advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. Christian Ibarra went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs for LSU (51-9), which will seek its 10th SEC tournament title and its first since 2010 on Sunday against Vanderbilt, a 16-8 winner over Mississippi State. It was the third one-hitter in SEC tournament history. Arkansas (37-20), which was hitless until the sixth inning, capitalized on two errors and a pair of walks to take a 1-0 lead in the third. The Razorbacks drew five walks, and stayed in the game by stranding 13 LSU base runners. Newman allowed only the unearned run in 4-plus innings in just his third start. Chris Cotton pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save. Tyler Spoon greeted reliever Will LaMarche (2-0) with a single for the Razorbacksâ lone hit in the sixth but Jacob Mahan grounded into a double play on the next pitch. Lamarche went two innings and didnât allow another baserunner. The Tigers scored twice in the sixth for a 2-1 lead after putting the first three batters on base to chase reliever Brandon Moore (1-4), Ibarra had an RBI single and another run scored on a fielderâs choice when the throw to the plate wasnât in time. Ibarra added an RBI double just out of the reach of diving centerfielder Matt Vinson with two outs in the seventh. Conference baseball tournament. Radziewski struck out five and allowed four hits to help the eighth-seeded Hurricanes (36-23) wrap up 1-2 at the tournament, snap a three-game losing streak and send the fifthseeded Tigers (39-20) to an 0-3 finish in Durham. Brad Fieger gave the Hurricanes all the offense they would need with a two-run double in the first inning. Steven Duggar had two hits to lead Clemson, which made three errors. The Tigers will enter the NCAA tournament on a five-game losing streak.
Big 12 Tournament West Virginia 6, Oklahoma State 5, 10 innings.
OKLAHOMA CITY â Jacob Rice singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and West Virginia beat Oklahoma State to stay in the chase for the Big 12 tournament title. The third-seeded Mountaineers (33-26) trailed 5-0 before scoring five times in the sixth. Ryan Tuntland had a two-run single before Ryan McBroom and Brady Wilson hit back-toback home runs to tie it. West Virginia would face Oklahoma for the title Sunday if TCU beats Kansas in the late game Saturday. Randy McCurry hit a two-run home run for the secondseeded Cowboys (39-17), who were winless at the tournament ACC Tournament despite leading all three games. Corey Walter (5-5) threw four scoreless innings of relief for LSU base runner Alex Bregman (30) slides into second base Miami 7, Clemson 0 West Virginia. as Arkansas second baseman Dominic Ficociello takes the Oklahoma State closer Brendan McCurry (6-3) took the throw. (Photo by David Allen Williams, For Starkville Daily DURHAM, N.C. â Bryan Radziewski threw eight loss. News) shutout innings and Miami beat Clemson at the Atlantic Coast
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âIt just wasnât a great, great start by Jacob,â Cohen said. âThat happens sometimes. Vanderbilt was on a little bit of a roll offensively.âÂ The inning started when Connor Harrell of the Commodores reached on an error by MSU shortstop Adam Frazier. That opened the flood gates for Vanderbilt. The Commodores sent 12 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the second inning to take a 7-0 lead.Â Zander Wiel, Mike Yastrzemski, and Conrad
Gregor each had RBI singles. Vince Conde had a RBI double and Lindgren hit Spencer Navin with the bases loaded to force home a run. Tony Kemp and Xavier Turner each had RBI sacrifice flies. âI felt like that seven-run second inning was the whole story of the ballgame,â Cohen said. âAll the elements of the big inning are right there. We got the error, we got the hit by pitch and we got the walk. When those things happen, youâre going to give up a bunch of runs.â The Bulldogs used seven pitchers.Â Vanderbilt added another run the top of the third on
Kempâs RBI single to center to extend their lead to 8-0.Â No. 4 seed MSU got a run back in home half of the third inning, when Hunter Renfroe singled up the middle to score Frazier from second with two outs to make it 8-1. âOur kids arenât going to roll over,â Cohen said. âThereâs just too much mental toughness there. Theyâre going to keep competing.â Cohenâs team continued to mount a comeback when they scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Jacob Robson and Frazier each had RBI singles and Alex Detz drove Robson home with a sacrifice fly. (Saturday), and if we can keep that going into the regional, or the College World Series, weâll do pretty well.â Frazier went on to talk about the Bulldogsâ chances in the NCAA Tournament. âWe were 21-15 against the top 50 teams in the RPI,â Frazier said. âI feel like our schedule has prepared us for the postseason coming up, and if we go out and play our
The Commodores answered back with a five-run top of the fifth inning highlighted by Wielâs two-run single to center field.Â âItâs deflating because we did not get to the bottom part of the strike zone,â Cohen said. âWe didnât attack the bottom part of the strike zone and give our defense a chance to make plays.â The Bulldogs scored two more runs in the home half of the fifth inning. Demarcus Henderson grounded out to first scoring Brett Pirtle. Sam Frost drove home Wes Rea, who doubled down the left field line, with a sacrifice fly to left.Â
Back-to-back doubles in the bottom of the sixth inning from Detz and Renfroe gave MSU its seventh run and cut the Vanderbilt lead to 13-7. Vanderbilt extended its lead again with two runs in the seventh inning and a run in the eighth.Â The Bulldogs scored one more run in the seventh inning on a Mitch Slauter RBI double that pushed Kyle Hann across the dish.Â Commodore starter T.J. Pecoraro (4-1) pitched six innings to pick up the win. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits. He walked one batter did not record a strikeout.Â Jared Miller pitched the
final three innings to pick up his second save of the season. He gave up one run on four hits.Â Vanderbilt got three hits from Turner, Harrell, Gregor and Wiel. Kemp and Conde had two hits. MSU was led offensively by Renfroeâs three hits and two RBI. In his last 20 games, Renfroe was batting .215 (1779) with 10 RBI.Â âI saw the ball well all weekend,â Renfroe said. âI just couldnât get everything going together.â Frazier and Detz each had two hits. Frazier is 23for-48 in games in the SEC Tournament.
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the Vanderbilt lead in half.Â âItâs always tough to play from behind,â MSU centerfielder Hunter Renfroe said. âOur pitching staff always gives us a chance to win as long as we keep putting on runs. That just wasnât the case (Saturday).â
Now that Mississippi State has been eliminated from the SEC Tournament, the Bulldogs are still staying positive as the focus now shifts to the NCAA Tournament. âAll of our pitchers did a fantastic job this week,â MSU shortstop Adam Frazier said. âThatâs all you can ask for. We got a bunch of hits
game, we have as good of a the Razorbacks will host a regional. chance as anybody.â âI think (the team) Â deserves one in Fayetteville,â Regional for Arkansas head coach Dave Razorbacks? Van Horn said. âWe have 20 wins against SEC teams, won Thereâs no doubt that seven out of 10 series, and Arkansas will be playing in won four out of five on the an NCAA Regional next road. They had a lot of nice weekend, but after their wins and I think they deserve elimination loss to LSU, the one.â question is whether or not
Mark Laird absence
Absent from Saturdayâs lineup was LSU outfielder Mark Laird, who suffered a sprained ankle while making a catch in a team practice. When asked about the injury, coach Paul Mainieri said the severity of the injury is not known at this point and Laird is scheduled for an MRI on Monday morning.
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL National League
Minor pitches Braves to 8th-straight victory
By BEN WALKER Associated Press NEW YORK â Light-hitting pitcher Mike Minor homered for his first two RBIs in the majors and struck out 10 as the Atlanta Braves posted their second win in a matter of hours, beating the New York Mets 6-0 Saturday for their eighth straight victory. Earlier, Dan Uggla hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Braves won 7-5 in the resumption of a game suspended because of rain Friday night after eight innings with the score tied. Minor (6-2) then pitched 7 1-3 innings of three-hit ball, sending the Mets to their fifth loss in a row overall and eighth straight at Citi Field. Minor was hardly a force at the plate coming in â he was a paltry 8 for 108 (.074) in four seasons, striking out in exactly half of those atbats. He perked up for his first two-hit game in the majors. In the third inning, Minor singled to become the Bravesâ first baserunner of the game, and a bat boy brought him a warmup jacket on a blustery, cool evening. The next time up in the fifth, with
a light rain, the 25-year-old lefty never had time to get chilly. Minor hit a two-run drive inside the left field foul pole off Dillon Gee (2-6) that broke a scoreless tie and touched off a five-run burst. Minor homered after a two-out single by Chris Johnson, and they smiled the whole way from home plate back to the bench. Minorâs teammates celebrated the shot, too, and big first baseman Freddie Freeman hugged the pitcher and playfully jumped up and down with him in the dugout. The Braves got six straight hits in their surge, including doubles by Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons and singles by Jason Heyward and Freeman. There was a brief delay when Minor batted in the seventh because the wind whipped up the dirt and blew more than 150 hot dog wrappers and other pieces of debris all over the field. Stadium workers cleared the mess when the half-inning ended, shortly after Freemanâs second RBI single. A fireworks show was scheduled for after the Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor throws against the New York Mets in the second game. The seats were nearly empty, with few inning of the second baseball game at Citi Field in New York. (Photo by Kathy Kmonicek, AP) bundled-up fans sticking around.
Giants win with inside-the-park HR
By RICK EYMER Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO â Angel Pagan was thinking triple out of the box. Once he rounded second and saw third base coach Tim Flannery waving him home, he shifted into another gear. Pagan became the first San Francisco player to end a game with an inside-thepark homer, connecting with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday to give the Giants a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. âI know two things: Iâm going to score and Flannery is going to score with me,â Pagan said. âHeâs amazing. Iâll be honest with you, I was running out of gas a little bit around third. He helped me to get there.â Troy Tulowitzki homered leading off the 10th to put the Rockies ahead 5-4, but San Francisco Giantsâ Angel Pagan hits an inside-the- Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) park two-run home run off Colorado Rockies pitcher Rafael walked Brandon Crawford to open the Betancourt during the tenth inning of a baseball game in San bottom half. Francisco. (Photo by Jeff Chiu, AP) Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed before Pagan sent a long drive that hit the base of the oddly angled wall in right-center and bounced high over the head of right fielder Michael Cuddyer. The ball caromed away from Cuddyer as the speedy Pagan raced around the bases and slid home ahead of the relay. âI was thinking at least three. I was watching the ball and it didnât bounce too far from him,â Pagan said. âIâm thinking three but looking at the coach. He gives me the OK and Iâm going for it.â The last major leaguer to hit an insidethe-park home run that ended a game was Rey Sanchez for Tampa Bay on June 11, 2004 â also in a 10-inning victory over Colorado, according to STATS. The previous Giants player to do it was Hall of Famer Bill Terry on Aug. 24, 1931, when the club was in New York. His drive beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1, STATS said. âI thought it was going over the fence,â said Paganâs teammate, Hunter Pence. âInside the park is the last thing you think of. All we could do is watch him run and
hope he was safe.â It was Betancourtâs first blown save in 11 chances this season. Carlos Gonzalez homered among his three hits and drove in two runs for the Rockies. Cuddyer and Jordan Pacheco also drove in runs. Buster Posey had three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who ended a fourgame slide against the Rockies. Pence, Andres Torres and Marco Scutaro each drove in runs. Crawford and Pablo Sandoval had two hits apiece. âThat would have been a tough one to lose,â San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. âThat was an emotional roller-coaster ride. We had a couple of critical calls go against us, but itâs all about bouncing back and these guys found a way.â Bochy watched the game-winning hit from his office. He had been ejected in the eighth inning. âIâve never seen that before,â Bochy said. âI wish I could have been out there.â Giants closer Sergio Romo (3-2) gave up Tulowitzkiâs 10th homer.
Dodgers blow 2-run lead but defeat Cardinals 5-3
From Wire Reports LOS ANGELES (AP) â Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated St. Louis 5-3 on Saturday to snap the Cardinalsâ three-game winning streak. The last-place Dodgers, who had lost five of seven, blew a two-run lead before Ellisâ two-out hit off Seth Maness (3-1) scored Carl Crawford from first base to make it 4-3. Paco Rodriguez (1-2) earned his first major league victory, getting three outs on 10 pitches. Brandon League worked the ninth to earn his 10th save in 12 chances. The NL Central-leading Cardinals tied the game at 3 on David Freeseâs broken-bat RBI double and Pete Kozmaâs infield single in the sixth. Nick Punto made a diving stop behind third base, but he couldnât throw out Kozma. The Dodgers took a 2-1 lead on Gonzalezâs RBI double off Joe Kelly in the third. Gonzalez led off the fifth with his fifth homer, extending the lead to 3-1. He tied the score at 1 in the first with an RBI double. Ellis (.309), Gonzalez (.316) and Punto (.340), who went 3 for 4, powered the Dodgersâ offense from the top of the order while sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier combined to go hitless in seven at-bats. Kemp struck out twice, including once with runners on first and second to end the sixth. The duo was a combined 0 for 6 on Friday. Los Angeles starter Ted Lilly allowed two runs and two hits in 5 1-3 innings in his first major league game since a 12-2 loss to Colorado on April 29. The left-hander struck out three and walked one in his third start of the year. Lilly began the season late on April 24 after recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, then went on the disabled list from April 30 to May 20 with a strained right rib cage.
Youngâs single to the right-field corner, stretching his hand across the plate to beat Bryce Harperâs throw to break a 3-all tie. Pinch-runner Michael Martinez then scored on Brownâs double to rightcenter. The runs came off Drew Storen (0-1), the latest failure for a Nationals bullpen that manager Davey Johnson said âkeeps me up more than the offenseâ â a strong statement considering that Johnson has vowed to stop shaving until his lineup breaks out of its collective hitting slump. Chad Durbin (1-0) got two outs for the win, but was removed with one out in the eighth after allowing a bunt single and a walk. Jeremy Horst pitched out of the jam and Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his ninth save.
Reds 5, Cubs 2
CINCINNATI â Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Chicago Cubs for their fifth straight victory. The Reds have won 13 of their last 16 games, surging to a season-high 13 games over .500 at 31-18. Itâs their best start since 1995. Cincinnati scored four times in the sixth off left-hander Travis Wood (4-3), extending its domination of the NL Centralâs last-place team. Chicago has lost a season-high six consecutive games. Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up two runs in six innings to a lineup that rarely has a big inning. The Reds have dominated the Cubs lately, winning 16 of their last 18 games in the series.
Pirates 5, Brewers 2
Phillies 5, Nationals 3
WASHINGTON â Michael Young scored the go-ahead run from first base on a single in the eighth inning, and Domonic Brown homered and hit an RBI double as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals. The win evened the three-game series and gives the Phillies another chance to reach .500 in Sundayâs finale â when they can also catch the Nationals for second place in the NL East. Young walked and came home on Delmon
MILWAUKEE â Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Andrew McCutchen also went deep, and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Neil Walker added a solo home run for the Pirates, who won for a second time in Milwaukee this season, but for only the ninth time since 2007 at Miller Park â against 47 losses. Locke (5-1) gave up three hits and struck out a season-high seven, to win his fourth straight game. It was the second straight game he didnât give up a run. Mike Fiers (1-3), starting in place of Kyle Lohse (elbow), lasted four innings, giving up four runs, including three home runs, and five hits.
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League
Hamilton, Angels defeat Royals 7-0
By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. â Billy Buckner needed to jog his memory to recall his previous major league win. âItâs been a while,â he said. âThe Cubs, my last outing in 2009.â Right on the money. Josh Hamilton and Hank Conger homered to back Bucknerâs first victory in 3 years, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory. The resurgent Angels have outscored opponents 54-18 during their longest winning streak of the season. âIt hasnât changed the expectations at all,â manager Mike Scioscia said. âObviously, confidence as a team builds as you start to move in the right direction. Right now these guys feel good because weâre playing the type of baseball we had hoped we would play the first month, but it didnât appear. âItâs here now. I think you see guys are comfortable playing our game, and let the other team try to stop us. Thatâs the mode we want to get into when weâre at our best.â The Angels lost 22 of their first 33 games this season, but the winning streak has moved them into third place in the AL West. âI kind of look at that as weâre not done yet,â Conger said. âWeâve won a lot. Weâve got things rolling, but you look at the big picture. We really need to continue this momentum in order to be in the position we want to be later on down the road.â The slumping Royals have lost 15 of 19, including seven straight at home. They have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of those defeats to drop a season-low four games below .500 at 21-25. âWeâre just not getting it done right now,â center fielder Lorenzo Cain said. âWeâve got to step up and start doing better. Offensively, weâre struggling big-time. Itâs frustrating. We have a very talented lineup. It doesnât feel like we should be struggling this bad. Weâve just got to find a way to score runs.â Congerâs opposite-field shot leading off the sixth inning was the first hit off Jeremy Guthrie, who dropped his third consecutive outing after going a Royals-record 18 starts in a row without a loss. Hamilton homered with two outs in the seventh to make it 3-0, his 900th career hit. He has five RBIs in his past five games after driving in only four runs during his previous 32. âHe still hasnât hit his stride,â Scioscia said. Buckner (1-0), who hadnât pitched in the majors since 2010, limited the Royals to two hits over five innings. He walked three, struck out two and threw a pair of wild pitches. His previous victory came on Oct. 2, 2009, for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Chicago Cubs. The Royals drafted Buckner in the second round in 2004 and he got his first big league victory with them in 2007. âFull circle, right back here where it all started,â Buckner said. âGetting any win at this point was going to feel good. It is neat to come back to the park where it first started.â Mark Trumbo hit a two-run single in the
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) celebrates with left fielder J.B. Shuck (39) and right fielder Mark Trumbo (44) following Saturdayâs game against Kansas City. (Photo by Orlin Wagner, AP) Angelsâ four-run eighth. Mike Trout had an RBI single and scored twice, the fifth straight game in which he has scored a pair of runs. Los Angeles relievers Dane De La Rosa, Scott Downs, Robert Coello and Michael Kohn held Kansas City to two hits over four innings to complete the four-hitter. Guthrie (5-3) gave up only one hit in the first six innings but faded badly after that. He was charged with seven runs, six earned, on five hits, two hit batters and a walk in 7 1-3 innings. âI executed better today,â Guthrie said. âIt came unraveled in the eighth. We couldnât seem to make a play and things didnât work
out for us.â The right-hander allowed an unearned run in the fourth when Trout walked, stole second, advanced to third on catcher George Kottarasâ throwing error and scored on Albert Pujolsâ groundout. After Billy Butler led off the Royals second with a walk, Eric Hosmer bunted him over. It was the first sacrifice bunt in Hosmerâs professional career, which began in 2008. The Royals threatened in the fifth when Mike Moustakas doubled with one out, went to third on a wild pitch and Kottaras walked. Buckner got out of that jam when Chris Getz rolled into a double play.
Twins snap skid with 3-2 win over Tigers
From Wire Reports DETROIT (AP) â Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchezâs no-hit bid in the ninth inning Friday night. He was booed when came to bat in the first inning Saturday â then booed some more after his solo homer to right field. The Twins scored three runs in the first, and that was enough. P.J. Walters (1-0) went six innings, allowing two runs and eight hits. Four relievers finished, with Glen Perkins pitching the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances. Detroitâs Doug Fister (5-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Tigers. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected while arguing a call in the third inning. Mauerâs first-inning drive was ruled a homer, then reviewed because the ball bounced back into the field of play. A replay showed it hit the top of the wall in right, but may have also glanced off a railing above the wall. The call stood. The Twins werenât done. After being shut down in Sanchezâs one-hitter the previous evening, they broke through right away against Fister. Justin Morneauâs RBI double made it 2-0, and he came in to score on Chris Parmeleeâs single. Walters was called up from the minors before this start, and he got out of a jam in the second when Andy Dirks struck out with the bases loaded. The following inning, Gardenhire was ejected. The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out when Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder. He threw to second to start a 3-6-1 double play, which the Tigers turned â but Mauer, who had advanced to third on the play, was sent back to second because of an apparent interference call. Josh Willingham had gone sliding into Peralta, the shortstop. Gardenhire came out to argue and was thrown out of the game by second base umpire Joe West. Detroitâs Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first-inning single, but that was his only hit. Torii Hunter got the Tigers on the board in the fifth with an RBI double, but Cabrera struck out to end that inning. Peralta made it a one-run game in the sixth with his fifth homer of the year. Twins center fielder Wilkin Ramirez left the game after a scary collision on a fly ball. Omar Infante lifted a fly to left-center in the sixth, and left fielder Josh Willingham was under it when Ramirez came speeding over to try to make the play. Ramirez did catch the ball, holding onto it for the third out after colliding with Willingham. Ramirez remained down on the ground well Jones has eight home runs at Rogers Centre into the break between innings. He was finally able to walk off under his own power, but when since the start of the 2012 season, the most by he got back to the dugout, he appeared to be any opposing player. flexing his jaw.
Yankees 4, Rays 3, 11 innings
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. â Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat Tampa Bay. Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead. Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved from the Yankeesâ rotation to the bullpen, struck out James Loney and got an inning-ending grounder from Matt Joyce with the bases loaded in the 10th. Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect 11th inning for his 18th straight save to start the season.
Red Sox 7, Indians 4
BOSTON â The Red Sox and Indians exchanged nearly as many mistakes as runs for seven innings before a string of clutch hits and a friendly gust of wind helped Boston build the decisive rally. Pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia to lead the Red Sox past Cleveland. Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, Boston scored four times off reliever Vinnie Pestano (1-1) to open the largest lead in a game that featured plenty of chances at the plate but little success for either club.
Interleague White Sox 2, Marlins 1
Orioles 6, Blue Jays 5
TORONTO â For Adam Jones, thereâs nothing like a trip north of the border to pad those power stats. Jones hit a towering home run, Danny Valencia also went deep and Baltimore beat R.A. Dickey and Toronto.
CHICAGO â Conor Gillaspie hit a runscoring single in the ninth inning to score Dewayne Wise, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a win over Miami. Derek Dietrich homered in the top of the ninth to spoil Jake Peavyâs shutout bid, but in the bottom half, Gillaspie drove in Wise â who had come in as a defensive replacement â to give the White Sox their eighth win in 11 games.
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Sunday Camp Corner
Robinson Football/Life Camp will be a three-day camp held in Starkville, Mississippi at Starkville Sportsplex onÂ June 3-5, 2013. Robinson Football/Life Camp, is a dynamic, skill camp that provides unmatched exposure opportunities for youth and high school athletes in Southern United States. The focus is on preparing youth for the game of football and life with comprehensive technique and skills training in small group setting. Inspired by NFL combine, Robinson Football/Life Camp provides position specific drills, proper technique reinforced by professional coaches, current and former NFL and collegiate players, competitive football environment, and an unmatched football and life experience. This camp is geared to the serious athlete looking to propel their football and life skills to the highest level, but the focus is on more than football. Robinson Youth Foundation will make sure all of our campers be prepared for life. We will have educators teaching different classes, classes on health, education, finance, manhood, mentors, leadership and overall ethics every young male should practice daily. Special Guest will be Sleepy Robinson, Robert Young, Eric Moulds, Marcus Grant, and Greg Plump (all former Mississippi State Bulldogs), Antuan Edwards (former Starkville High School and University of Clemson Tigers standout and former 1st round draft pick of Green Bay Packers), Jeff and Tony Akins of FASST Training, plus other current and former college and NFL players.Â Robinson Youth Foundation is committed to working with young males (7-17) in the community focusing on mentoring, emotional balance, positive attitudes, character, life development skills and team work to enable them to reach their potential. It is the belief that MSU Soccer every young male can and will flourish into a powerful young man equipped with leadership Registration is underway for Mississippi ability of bridging the gap of the next generation. The fee for the camp has been reduced to $30 State head coach Aaron Gordonâs first summer soccer camp slate. for three days, which is down from $65. The camps begin with the June 3-6 Little The date for final registration is set for June Dawg and Half Day/Full Day camps and 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn. conclude with the July 26-28 Elite College Prep Camp. MSU Womenâs Basketball Registration for the camps can be found Want to have fun while improving your at www.hailstate.com/camps.Â For more basketball skills? Then register now to attend the information on the camps, contact assistant Mississippi State womenâs basketball summer coach Phil Casella (firstname.lastname@example.org. eduÂ or 662-418-4303. camps. âDuring our short time at Mississippi State, HailState Hoops will host five camps in June, and registration forms for the camps are available our staff has seen how hard Mississippi is at www.hailstate.com/camps.Â More information working to grow the sport of soccer. As proud on the camps is available at the site or by calling members of the Mississippi soccer community, the womenâs basketball office at 662-325-0198. The camps begin June 8-9 with the Elite Camp. Open to players in grades 9-12, the camp costs $150 for residents and $125 for commuters, and focuses on developing high school playersâ individual skills sets and preparing them for the collegiate level. Campers will also be given the opportunity to experience the typical day of a studentathlete, from spending time on the practice floor to watching game film with the coaches and learning the academic expectations required of student-athletes. Mississippi State hosts its Day Camp for grades 2-7 June 10-13. The camp, which costs $65, runs each day from 8 a.m. to noon. The camp teaches fundamental skills to aspiring players through drills and other fun competitions. Teams can test their skills and begin preparing for a championship season during a pair of Shootout Camps, one June 14 and the other June 15. Team cost is $250 per day, with squads being guaranteed three games. Head coach Vic Schaefer and his staff wrap the camp slate with the Individual Camp (June 16-19) and Position Camp (June 20-22). The Individual Camp is open to players in grades 5-12, with the cost running $275 for residents andÂ $200 for commuters. With hands-on instruction from Schaefer, associate head coach Johnnie Harris and assistants Aqua Franklin and Brittany Hudson, campers will work on everything from position work and shooting to fast breaks and team practice while also dividing up and playing games. The Position Camp runs $175 for residents and $125 for commuters, and it is open to grades 7-12. During the three-day session, campers will work on footwork, moves and drills at their respective positions before putting it all together in 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 tournaments. we strive to be a vital source of soccer development in Our State,â Gordon said. âWith our soccer camps, our goal is to provide every camper, regardless of skill level, with a fun and challenging experience here at Mississippi State University.â The camp slate kicks off June 3-6 with the Little Dawg Camp and Half Day/Full Day Camps. Open to ages 4-6 and running from 9-11:30 a.m. each day, the Little Dawg Campâs goal is to develop each playerâs passion for the game while teaching agility, coordination and individual skills through fun games. Gordon and his staff wrap the first week of the camp slate with the Half Day Camp (9 a.m.noon) and the Full Day Camp (9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Under the guidance of Gordon, Casella, fellow assistants Ashley Gordon and Robbie Kroger, and the rest of the camp staff, campers will receive instruction in the individual skills, tactics and fundamentals of team play. The Bulldog soccer camps return to the field July 12-14 with the Striker/Keeper Camp. Open to players ages 10-18, the three-day camp focuses on individual skills related to the striker and goalkeeping positions before the two converge to create game-like situations. Strikers will work on ball striking, finishing techniques, 1v1 dribble and movement off the ball to create scoring chances. Goalkeepers will focus on shot stopping, handling, diving, crosses, breakaways and positioning. Gordon wraps his inaugural camp slate with the July 26-28 Elite College Prep Camp. Open to girls age 14-18, the Elite College Prep Camp is structured to expose players to the demands of the college game. Camp sessions focus on developing technical and tactical abilities through position-specific training. Participants also get to experience the speed and agility training used by the Bulldog soccer team to prepare for competition in the SEC.
Starkvilleâs universally-praised softball indoor practice facility. Instruction for the camps will be provided by Stuedeman, assistant coach Beth Mullins and assistant coach Alan Reach. The camp is designed to provide intensive instruction on all aspects of the game of softball. The focus will be on defensive skills, hitting skills and game strategy. All defensive positions, including pitcher and catcher, will be covered. There will also be extensive work on hitting. The athletes will have the opportunity to scrimmage every day as well. Campers will be placed in teams based on age/skill level. Cost for the June 17-19 camp is $200 (includes lunch). Check-in for the first camp is Monday, June 17, from 8-8:45 a.m. at the MSU Softball Stadium. Cost for the June 24-27 camp is $350 for overnight campers and $290 for commuter campers. Check-in for the second camp is Monday, June 24, from 8-8:45 a.m. at the MSU Softball Stadium. For questions regarding the clinics, please contact Mullins at 662-325-0572 or email email@example.com.
Head softball coach Vann Stuedeman announced spots are still available for the 2013 Mississippi State Softball Summer Camps. A commuter camp for those in grades second through eighth will take place June 17-19, while an overnight camp for those in grades seventh through 12th will take place June 24-27. Youth softball players looking for in-depth, personalized instruction from one of the best coaching staffs in the South can attend by signing up online at HailState.com. The clinics will be held at the nationallyknown MSU Softball Complex, the Shira Athletic Complex and the Palmeiro Center,
Â HATTIESBURG â Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall will hold three camps in the month of June, including a father and son/ daughter overnight camp June 15-16, a position camp on June 22 and an individual skills camp June 24-27. The father and son/daughter camp is for youth ages 4-18. The camp will begin at 5 p.m. on June 15 and last until noon on the June 16. Join Coach Tyndall and his two daughters for basketball, games, movies and snacks. Cost of the camp is $150. The position camp is for ages 13-rising high school seniors. The camp will involve advanced instruction for the more skilled student athlete. It will last from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for post players, while guards will go from 1:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Cost for the position camp is $75. The individual skills camp is open to campers ages 5 â high school seniors. The individual skills camp is coed and campers will be taught the fundamentals of basketball, along with daily competition and games. It will last from 9 a.m. â 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $175. For more information, call 601-266-5044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Miss Basketball
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Indianapolis 500 could be better than 2012âs epic race
From Wire Reports INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â They raced 1-23 in line, trading the lead a whopping 15 times over the final, frantic 75 laps. All three drivers had a last-lap plan in mind when they zipped past the white flag, and it was Takuma Sato who acted first with a bold move for the win. Sato pulled out of line, dipped inside of Dario Franchitti and tried to pounce as they headed into the first turn. Scott Dixon watched and waited from third, figuring he was now in position to slingshot past both for the victory. Instead, Sato and Franchitti nearly touched. Sato spun out and into the wall and Franchitti zipped to his third victory in one of the most dramatic Indianapolis 500 finishes in memory. Some even argued it was one of the greatest Indy 500s ever. It sure wonât be easy to top today. âI got a lot of comments from drivers in NASCAR and Formula One saying it was the best 500 theyâd ever seen,â Franchitti said. âBut I think this year will also be a very, close exciting race.â The bar was certainly raised at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year with 34 lead changes, passing throughout the field, Franchitti rallying from the back to win and three close friends of the late Dan Wheldon sweeping the podium. So perfect it could have been a Hollywood movie script. But the IndyCar Series has given every indication this season that Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway could be another thriller. The series is off to a terrific start this year with three winners in the first four races, and for the first time since 1991 none of the winners drive for the mighty Penske Racing or Chip Ganassi Racing teams. Instead, itâs been three wins for resurgent Andretti Autosport and one for A.J. Foyt Racing, which celebrated Sato becoming the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race. So steady this season, Sato goes into Sunday as the series points leader. And, heâll start from the sixth row â right next to Franchitti and Dixon. Sato, who calls last yearâs race âan unforgettable day,â has the chance to give Foyt his first Indy 500 victory since Kenny Brack in 1999. Satoâs win at Long Beach last month was the first for the Foyt organization since 2002. âWeâre here for it. We are here aiming to win the 500, so there is no reason why we cannot,â Sato said. âWinning, I was so close last year. Knowing that now, how to get there, what you need there, so itâs been a tremendous experience last year to hopefully I can translate it to... this yearâs performance.â The field is stacked, though, and has a pair of drivers trying to join the exclusive club of four-
time winners. Franchitti and Helio Castroneves are each vying to join Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Indy 500, a feat thatâs not been done since Mearsâ 1991 victory. âWhat an incredible opportunity for the fans to have not only one, but two guys trying to make history,â Castroneves said. âForget about the names, forget about who it is. But imagine people who didnât even see the last time when the guy won four times.â
NASCAR Coca-Cola 500
CONCORD, N.C. â Jimmie Johnson is focused on chasing victory at the Coca-Cola 600. He says heâs not thinking about his championship legacy. A win tonight would be Johnsonâs fourth in NASCARâs longest race, trailing only Darrell Waltripâs five spring victories at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Johnson could also strengthen his series points lead with his third win this season as he chases his sixth Sprint Cup title. And a win would be a record seventh at Charlotte. Itâs a resume already worthy of NASCARâs Hall of Fameâ perhaps even in the running for NASCARâs greatest driver â but that is not something the 37-year-old Johnson is ready to think about. âI just donât pay attention to it all,â Johnson said. âItâs very difficult to think about where I fit in while Iâm still racing. I think of driversâ careers ending mid 40s. I still have 10 years or so to even think about that.â Heâs got plenty of others thinking about it as Johnsonâs milestones pile up. He captured his fourth Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte last week, a record. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon, a four-time Sprint Cup champion, called Johnsonâs career phenomenal. Johnson had won several off-road racing titles when Gordon backed him to team owner Rick Hendrick. Johnson drove his first Sprint Cup race for the team in 2001 and joined the series full time the next season. Combine Johnsonâs talent with Hendrickâs resources and the skill of crew chief Chad Knaus and âthe rest is really history in what his career has been and the numbers that he has put up I think speak for themselves,â Gordon said. Johnsonâs numbers at Charlotte speak very loudly, too. He won three straight Coca-Cola 600s from 2003 through 2005, a stretch that also included victories in the fall races in 2004 and 2005.
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Free Fishing Weekend set in Mississippi
For Starkville Daily News JACKSON â Each year the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks designates the first weekend in June as âFree Fishing Weekendâ in Mississippi. On June 1-2, 2013, any person may sport fish without a fishing license or a state lake fishing or boating permit. The weekend kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week which celebrates the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing quality of life and conserving our countryâs natural resources.Â Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity to try out fishing for the first time. If you are already an angler, this is a great time to take a friend or family member who has never been fishing. Also taking place across the state on June 1 are many free youth fishing events.Â To find an event near you, visit the MDWFP âUpcoming Eventsâ calendar at mdwfp.com. For more information about fishing and boating in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com or call 601-432-2400. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.
D isappearing frogs
JACKSON â As the weather warms up, families and friends gather together to enjoy the outdoors on the water â boating, fishing, jet skiing, and more. It is important to remember the safety precautions to take during all of these recreational water activities. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks urges Mississippians to practice safe and responsible boating, including the practice of always wearing a life jacket, and being alert and aware while on the water. During boating season, conservation officers, while on patrol, will reward youth 12 years of age and under who are wearing a properly fitted U. S. Coast Guard approved life jacket while on the water.Â In addition, youth will receive a pass to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. For more water safety tips or to register for a boater education course, visit www.mdwfp.com or call 601-432-2400.
Mississippians urged to wear life jacket as part of safe boating Â
This April 19, 2005 file photo shows a red-legged frog being displayed for visitors after being captured by a Forest Service ecologist in a pond at the Mount St. Helens National Monument, Wash. A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds that frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from occupied sites nationwide at the rate of 3.7 percent a year. That puts them on a path to disappearing from half the occupied sites within 20 years. (Photo by Elaine Thompson, AP)
Jewell confirmed as U.S. Interior Secretary
Â JACKSON â The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake, and the First Security Bank of Batesville are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at Cypress Point Recreation Area at Sardis Lower Lake on Saturday, June 1. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under. Registration begins at 7 a.m.Â To reach the Cypress Point Recreation Area take the North Batesville exit at I-55 and proceedÂ East on Highway 35.Â Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, and stringers.Â MDWFP fishing rodeos offer quality fishing experiences for young anglers in a controlled and safe environment. The rodeo locations are well stocked with catfish to make it easier for participants to catch fish. This event is a great way for a family to spend quality time together. Those seeking additional information can call Shea Staten, Sardis Lake Park Ranger, at 662-712-1188 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at 601-432-2200. For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boating or call 601-432-2212.
MDWFP, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host youth fishing rodeo at Sardis Lake
ollowing the Senateâs confirmation, the National Wildlife Refuge Association recently expressed its support for Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the U. S. Department of the Interior. Jewellâs knowledge of the economic benefits of our natural resources, coupled with her appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife, will bring a unique perspective to the presidentâs cabinet. David Houghton, President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association, expressed collective pleasure in this development. âWe are extremely pleased by the Senateâs confirmation of Sally Jewell to be the 51st Secretary of the Interior and look forward to working closely with her to grow our nationâs commitment to wildlife conservation at a landscape level,â Houghton
James Cummins Wildlife Mississipppi
said. âShe will undoubtedly be an excellent spokesperson for the presidentâs Americaâs Great Outdoors initiative and will continue to bring attention to our nationâs great public lands.â Noting Jewellâs accomplishments and national recognition for her management skills of the nearly
$2 billion outdoor equipment company, REI, Houghton said she has been a leader in the outdoor recreation industry using innovative strategies to protect and restore wildlife habitat throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country. âAs Secretary of the Interior, Jewell will have an opportunity to articulate and implement a larger conservation vision for the nation,â Houghton said. âWe look forward to working with her to further the goals and mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Wildlife Refuge System.â Jewellâs expertise makes her uniquely qualified to lead an agency with hundreds of millions of acres of land where the sun literally never sets. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâs National Wildlife Refuge System covers 150
million acres spanning 560 units, from Guam to Puerto Rico. Over 40 million annual visitors contribute over $4.2 billion in economic gain and over 34,000 jobs from recreation-related spending. National wildlife refuges and their recreational opportunities are a growing industry in the United States. Jewellâs appointment comes at a crucial time.
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.wildlifemiss.org. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
Simpson County Lake offers peace, quiet, good catch
From Wire Reports MAGEE (AP) â Sitting in a lawn chair on the bank as the morning sun rose over the water James Kennedy of Magee watched his corks float in the water and talked about his years of fishing at Simpson County Lake. âIâve been fishing here probably between 35 and 40 years,â said Kennedy. âI have caught many a bream out of this place.â Kennedy pointed out spots where bluegill are known to bed on the far side of the lake and said he typically fishes out of his boat, but this time he just wanted to take it easy and sit on the bank while he had a little time to kill. In addition to the bream, Kennedy said he had good luck with other species. âIâve caught many a 3-pound white perch,â said Kennedy. âThose shellcrackers or redears, I call them chinquapins, Iâve caught some 10 inches long and 2 inches thick.â With fish like that, some might expect the 76-acre lake to be filled with boats, especially considering it is only about a 35-minute drive down U.S. Highway 49 South from Jackson. On this particular morning, Kennedy was the only angler on the bank and only one boat could be seen on the water. As expected, weekends are the busy times at Simpson County Lake, and manager John Lee said there are generally around eight boats on the water. While that may not seem like much traffic, remember: Itâs less than 80 acres. During the week, anglers like Kennedy often find they almost have the lake to themselves. Charles Peyton of Monticello said he started fishing the lake this spring. âI talked with some people and they assured me it was good fishing here,â said Lee. Retired, Lee fishes during the week. âAbout two weeks ago, I was out here and there was only one other fellow out here.â That has kept Lee coming back and this day he was with fishing partner Jay Maye of Oma. âWe enjoy just coming out here for the fellowship,â said Peyton. âItâs quiet, relaxing and peaceful.â With the lake located only a stoneâs throw from Highway 49, words like âquietâ and âpeacefulâ may seem farfetched to some. But as Peyton and Maye fished for bluegill in a cove, the sounds of heavy traffic seemed miles away. When the two decided to call it a day at noon, their only company was a couple laughing and eating lunch at a picnic table overlooking the water. Though the fishing was pretty slow
Public access improves at OâKeefe WMA
JACKSON â The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is continuing improvements to access roads at OâKeefe Wildlife Management Area located near Webb in Quitman and Tallahatchie counties. Road improvements began last summer, but were not completed due to weather conditions. MDWFP strives to provide adequate public access on state owned WMAs.Â Encompassing 5,914 acres, OâKeefe WMA is one of the few remaining contiguous blocks of bottomland hardwood forests remaining in the Mississippi Delta. This WMA provides excellent opportunities for hunting small game, waterfowl, and deer, as well as bird watching. For more information regarding Wildlife Management Areas in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us 601-432-2199.
Â JACKSON â The North Mississippi Fish Hatchery Visitor Education Center adjacent to Enid Lake will host a program on the history of Enid Lake on June 1 at 2 p.m. The âHistory of Fordâs Wellâ will focus on an area located on the south side of Enid Lake. Fordâs Well was dug in 1898 and became popular in the early 1900s because of the high mineral content of its water which was touted as a cure for many ailments. Visitors enjoy the area today as they dig into the past and enjoy recreational opportunities like the Spyglass Hill horseback trail. Mike Robinson, Supervisory Ranger for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, will present the program. Mr. Robinson has worked with the Corps since 1972.Â In addition to his work on Fordâs Well, he has written numerous articles on the lakeâs construction and the families that lived on the land that became Enid Lake. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. For additional information please call the VEC at 662-563-8068. The VEC is located at Exit 233 on I-55.
History of Fordâs Well to be given at Enid
on this trip for Peyton, Maye and Kennedy, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks biologist Larry Bull backed up Kennedyâs claims as to the quality of the fishery. âThere are some good bass in that lake,â said Bull. An example he cited was a photo on the lakeâs fishing report of an angler with two bass over 10 pounds he caught. âThe bass tend to be more healthy at Simpson,â said Bull. âWe arenât as basscrowded there.â According to Bull, the crappie population is also good at Simpson, due to efforts by MDWFP. âAltogether, weâve stocked 22,500 Magnolia crappie in there since 2009.â That stocking, along with fish attractors consisting of sunken Christmas trees, helps anglers meet with success. When it comes to bluegill, Bull said they tend to be a little smaller than those found at some lakes. âYouâre not going to see the size you have at Prentiss Walker.â What the bluegill lack in size, their cousins make up for. âThe redear, youâre going to catch big redear,â said Bull. Quality fish, a change in scenery and a lake practically to yourself during the week? Simpson County Lake may be worth taking a day off from work.
Access improvements planned for Charles Ray Nix WMAÂ
For Starkville Daily News JACKSON âThe Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has plans to repair and improve access at Charles Ray Nix Wildlife Management Area in Panola County. Work will include stabilizing a number of creek crossings, replacing culverts, repairing sections of WMA roads, and making parking area improvements.Â When completed, the improvements will restore management access to more remote parts of the WMA, reduce erosion, and provide better access for WMA visitors. Work is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2013 with some âonthe-groundâ preparations already occurring for the proposed project. For more information regarding Wildlife Management Areas in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/wma or call 601-432-2199. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.
MDWFP, Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce to host youth fishing rodeo
JACKSON â The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at the Coahoma County Expo Center on Saturday, June 8. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 12 years and under. On-site registration will begin at 10 a.m., although preregistration at the Chamber of Commerce office is preferred. Fishing will begin at 10:30 a.m. Those seeking additional information may call the Chamber of Commerce office at 662-627-7337 or the MDWFP Fisheries Bureau at 601-432-2200. Rodeo applications and rules may be downloaded at www.clarksdale-ms.com/jubilee. For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/fishing-boatingÂ or call 601-432-2212.
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French Open makes 54th straight major for Federer
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press PARIS â Perhaps not surprisingly, the first three questions posed to Roger Federer at his pre-French Open news conference Friday concerned rival and nemesis Rafael Nadal. The third was about the difficulties of making a successful return from injury, the way Nadal has, reaching the final at all eight tournaments heâs played in 2013 after going more than half a year between matches. Federer shrugged and replied simply: âI donât know. I have never been out for seven months.â No he hasnât. Federer is always around, particularly at Grand Slam time. When the French Open starts today, he will be participating in his 54th consecutive major tournament, a run that began with the Australian Open in January 2000. Thatâs the longest such streak among active players; no one else comes within two years of Federer. âFor me, itâs just something I just kept on doing. Now here we are,â said Federer, who is seeded No. 2 in Paris and was drawn Friday to face qualifiers in each of the first two rounds. âItâs incredible. I never thought I was going to play that many, have that many opportunities to do well at the Slams. And clearly Iâm happy about it, but they donât buy me victories, you know,â added Federer, whose record 17 major titles include the 2009 French Open. âBut it shows maybe great stamina and (an) injury-free career, in a way.â Nadal, whoâs dealt with recurring knee problems, will be back in Grand Slam action after nearly a yearâs absence from the four most important tournaments in tennis. At least heâs in the field at Roland Garros, something Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro canât say: Both of those past U.S. Open champions and current top-10 players withdrew because of health issues. Seven-time French Open champion Nadal dismissed the notion that he might be excited about getting back on the Slam stage for the first time since a second-round loss at Wimbledon last June. Each tournament is as important as any other, the 11-time major title winner insisted Friday, going so far as to say: âIf you can ask me if I win one Grand Slam during the whole year or win six tournaments, like I already did, I will choose (winning) six tournaments.â He explained: âWhen you win (a) Grand Slam, you are happy one week or two weeks. When you are winning (other) tournaments, you are having the chance to be happy and you feel that you are doing the right things during the rest of the time.â By that standard, Federer has not had an especially happy 2013. His record is only 18-6, and he enters the French Open without a title for the season for the first time since 2000, his second full year on tour. Federerâs played in only one final, a straight-set loss to Nadal in Rome last weekend. Despite that, Federer declared: âIâm at the level I want to have for this tournament.â Now 31, and a father of twin girls, Federer tweaked his schedule this year to give himself a bit of a break. He skipped the hard-court event at Key Biscayne, Fla., and went nearly two months â from March 14 to May 7 â between matches. âFor me, itâs important to stay injury-free, to give myself time,â Federer said, âso when I come back, Iâm fresh and motivated.â Heâs not merely about longevity or consistency, of course, but also excellence. Federer doesnât just show up at Grand Slam tournaments: He has reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 35 of them, and earlier put together runs of 23 consecutive semifinals, and 10 consecutive finals. If he plays at Wimbledon, where he is the defending champion, and then the U.S. Open this season, Federer will tie the record of 56 Grand Slam tournaments in a row, set by South Africaâs Wayne Ferreira from 1991-2004. Not necessarily the stuff of great acclaim: Federer didnât know what the existing mark is. The second-longest current set of Grand Slam entries belongs to Spainâs Feliciano Lopez, with 45. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic has never missed a major tournament since entering his first in 2005, making the French Open his 34th in a row, but he has stopped playing in the middle of Grand Slam matches. Federer is fond of pointing out, as he did again Friday, that he never has retired during a match in progress, and only twice has pulled out of tournaments after having competed in the draw. He also noted that heâs never really come close to missing a Grand Slam tournament during his streak. âIn a Slam, where you know youâre going to enter best-of-fiveset matches over two, three weeks, you have to be at your best and you need to feel like you can compete with the best at the highest of levels for a long period of time,â Federer said. âThereâs no shortcuts in best-of-five-set matches, and thatâs where I think I was always up for the challenge. Iâm very happy that I was able to do that for so long so far.â
Nadal could get Djokovic in French Open semifinals
PARIS â Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal could face topseeded Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals a year after they met to decide the title. Fridayâs draw for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament placed Nadal and Djokovic on the same half of the field, while Roger Federer could face David Ferrer in the other semifinal. Federer, the owner of a record 17 major titles including the 2009 French Open, will face a qualifier in the first round â and if he wins that, heâll play a qualifier in the second round, too.
Roger Federer of Switzerland talks during a press conference for the 2013 French Open on Friday. (Photo by Christophe Ena, AP)
Djokovic faces a far more intriguing start: The reigning Australian Open championâs first-round opponent is David Goffin, a 22-year-old Belgian who took a set off Federer in the fourth round in Paris last year after making it that far as a lucky loser. No man has won the title at Roland Garros as many times as Nadal, who broke a tie with six-time champion Bjorn Borg by defeating Djokovic in last yearâs final and is 52-1 for his French Open career. Nadal also has reached the finals of all eight tournaments heâs played in 2013.
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