Mural project plans underway
By MORGAN UPTON email@example.com Lorrin Webb is a recent graphic design graduate from Mississippi State who has been all over the country that is thriving because of art. Because of her exposure to such artwork, Webb is now working to make Starkville a more visually appealing town through building murals. She‚Äôs seen the artistic culture of Asheville, N.C. and Boulder, Colo. She‚Äôs also travelled as far north as Canada and as far west as San Franscisco. She said the one thing she noted at each place was the community‚Äôs involvement with public art, and the lack of such in Starkville. ‚ÄúThose cultures are thriving artistically,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúThey have very strong art economies and it was really out of wanting that in Mississippi that this was started. There‚Äôs just really not a very strong creative arts community here, but there are a ton of super talented, very creative artists here. It was out of wanting to bring those people together.‚ÄĚ For the past few months, Webb and other artists from the area meet for 45 minutes on the first and third Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. at 929 Coffee Bar building a plan to make the downtown murals happen. Anyone is invited to attend the meetings. Webb said this is not solely an artistic project, but a community project. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs totally open to everyone,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been trying to make it as easy to get involved as possible. Even non-artists can get involved. It will be community designed and painted. It will be paint by numbers, so you don‚Äôt even have to be an artist. Artistic skill is really not a huge requirement. There are enough technical artists to make the design, but as far as painting it, it‚Äôs a way to get people together to do something creative.‚ÄĚ Sara Lamb, a landscape-architecture major at Mississippi State, has been involved with the project. She said she was instantly drawn to the project because of what it could do for Starkville. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been living here for 10 years,‚ÄĚ Lamb said. ‚ÄúI love this town. Since we already have a reputation for being kind of artsy, I thought it would be really cool to add more layers of the definition of our city. What better way than paint it beautiful.‚ÄĚ The first mural the group is working on is using native plants of Oktibbeha County. Several artists are working on
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Sara Lamb, Hal Boerner, Lorrin Webb and Matt Lanke work on designs for the mural project Webb is starting. Meetings for the project are on the first and third Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. at 929 Coffee Bar. (Submitted See MURAL | Page 3 photo)
HOMECOMING WEEK BEGINS
Gov. Bryant distrusts health care overhaul
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press
An AP News Analysis
Windows on Main Street are painted with images representing Mississippi State University‚Äôs 2013 homecoming theme, ‚ÄúLive Maroon and White Forever.‚ÄĚ Homecoming week began on Sunday and will end with Saturday‚Äôs Bulldog football game against Bowling Green. (Photo by Morgan Upton, SDN)
JACKSON ‚ÄĒ If there‚Äôs one thing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes perfectly clear, it‚Äôs this: He doesn‚Äôt like the federal health overhaul. Whether you call the law by its official name, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or by what Republican Bryant calls it, ‚ÄúObamacare,‚ÄĚ the governor says it‚Äôs too invasive and expensive. During an interview with The Associated Press this past week, Bryant reiterated his opposition to the law, but in a way that raised almost as many questions as it answered. Bryant said he thought that if Mississippi had set up a state-run health exchange, some low-level employees or volunteers with the exchange could unilaterally force the state to expand Medicaid, the longstanding federal-state health insurance program for the needy. This, despite the fact that the Legislature, which controls just about every aspect of what Medicaid offers or covers, has not voted for expansion. ‚ÄúNobody will tell me that‚Äôs not possible,‚ÄĚ Bryant said. An exchange is an online marketplace where people can buy health insurance. Under the health law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 and mostly upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, each state is required to either operate its own exchange or have the federal government do the job. A few states have exchanges that are run in partnership with the federal government. Mississippi‚Äôs exchange is federally run, because of Bryant‚Äôs opposition to a state-run system. On Oct. 1, exchanges opened nationwide, and people could start shopping for coverage that takes effect in January. In each state, workers or volunteers called ‚Äúnavigators‚ÄĚ are available to help people understand various levels of coverage available through an exchange. Among other things, a navigator will determine whether a consumer is eligible for a federal tax credit that will pay for part of the insurance policy. To qualify for the government subsidy, one
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A Starkville native, Alyson Karges was instrumental in moving the Starkville Community Market to its current location and authoring applications for Mississippi‚Äôs Healthy Hometown program. (Submitted photo)
Karges‚Äô passion drives service
By MORGAN UPTON firstname.lastname@example.org Alyson Karges believes in Starkville. As a native of the city, Karges is deeply rooted in the many things that make Starkville what it is today. She works at Mississippi State University as a researcher for the Social Science Research Center. She‚Äôs a member of the Healthy Starkville Committee. She‚Äôs on the board for the day care at First United Methodist Church. Karges wears many hats, but most importantly, she‚Äôs a wife to Dylan, and a mother to three children: Cecelia Herbert, and Vivian and Claiborne Karges. Dylan said her family is what motivates her to make Starkville better.
‚ÄúWe both work full-time jobs and do other things, but we see them as opportunities,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThe things we take on enrich our lives together and for our family. It‚Äôs an investment for the future. Our relationship is a big motivator for the things she does. It‚Äôs a great compliment to me that she does so
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u Public Library Sale ‚ÄĒ The Friends of the Starkville Public Library will hold its monthly book sale from noon to 6 p.m. Books by Mississippi authors, a large group of paperbacks, children‚Äôs vintage classics, and a collection of 45 and 78 rpm records will be featured. There will be a 25¬Ę special on books in the Anytime Sale Room. Revenue from the sale of books is used to support library projects. u OCSD Meeting ‚ÄĒ The Oktibbeha County School District will hold its regular meeting at noon in the Central Office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Common Core ‚ÄĒ There will be a workshop for preschool teachers and parents to learn to prepare your child for school from 5-7 p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center. Contact Lynn Phillips at 3204607 to register. u Civitan Club ‚ÄĒ Starkville Civitan Club will meet at noon at McAlister‚Äôs Deli. Club officers for the new year will be installed. u Rotary ‚ÄĒ Starkville Rotary Club will hold its Fall Social at 5:45 p.m. at Starkville Country Club¬†. The fellowship hour will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.¬†There will be no noon meeting this week.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership recently welcomed Stinky Feet Athletics, located at 122 East Main Street, to the retail business community. Courtney Anderson, manager, and her staff are available to meet their customers‚Äô running and athletic gear needs. Friends, customers, GSDP staff and ambassadors attended the celebration. (Submitted photo)
u Active Parenting ‚ÄĒ Active Parenting will focus on tools to improve parenting skill from 11 a.m. to noon at Emerson Family Resource Center. Contact Elmarie Carr Brooks at 320-4607 for more information and to register. u Kiwanis ‚ÄĒ Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Hilton Garden Inn.¬†Dr. Gregory¬†Bohach, Vice President for Ag, Forestry & Vet-Med will be our speaker. Visitors & prospective members are always welcome. u Pregnancy/Chilbirth Class ‚ÄĒ Nancy Ball, RN, BSN with Starkville Clinic for Women, will discuss Pregnancy and Childbirth ata 5:30 p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center. ¬†Free childcare and snacks are provided, and to register please call 320-4607. u Town Hall meeting ‚ÄĒTown Hall meeting with House Speaker Philip Gunn will be at 5:30 p.m. at Hunter Henry Center.¬†The public invited.¬† u Civil War Roundtable ‚ÄĒ The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table meet
at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development Building, 106 Miley Road, Starkville. Please park and enter at the rear of the building. Speaker Tom Parson, Corinth Interpretive Center, National Park Service, will discuss ‚ÄúContraband.‚ÄĚ u Kiwanis ‚ÄĒ American Legion Post #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building on Old West Point Road. All American Legion members¬†and prospective American Legion members are urged to attend.¬†¬† Any questions, call Wayne Hemphill at 323-1693 or John Lee at 323-2539.
u Financial Forum ‚ÄĒ Priority registration for the 2013 Financial Professional Forum ends. Priority registration is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers. The forum will be on Oct. 17 at The Ritz Theater and Conference Center in West Point. For registration information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-8318. u Active Parenting ‚ÄĒ Active Parenting will focus on tools to improve parenting skill from 11 a.m. to noon at the J.L. King Center. Contact Elmarie Carr Brooks at 3204607 for more information and to register.
u Breakfast with the Bulldogs ‚ÄĒ Breakfast with the Bulldogs will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Starkville Caf√©. The speaker will be Dr. Ann Bailey, Director of Housing and Residence Life. Dutch
treat breakfast. Reservations not required. u Depression screenings ‚ÄĒ Community Counseling Services is offering free depression screenings from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at any one of our county offices. u Books and Authors ‚ÄĒ Short Story writer John M. Floyd will be discussing his award winning short stories at noon at the Starkville Library. He has published hundreds of short stories in magazines and in his own collections: Rainbow‚Äôs End, Midnight, Clockwork and his latest, Deception. He is known for always surprising the reader with twists and surprise endings. u Rotary ‚ÄĒ The Oktibbeha County Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse on East Main Street for more information contact President Chris Taylor at 617-3671. u Active Parenting ‚ÄĒ Active Parenting will focus on tools to improve parenting skill from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Reed‚Äôs Place. Contact Elmarie Carr Brooks at 320-4607 for more information and to register. u Oktibbeha Audubon Society ‚ÄĒOktibbeha Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at MSU‚Äôs Clay Lyle Entomology Building.¬†Dr. Francisco Vilella, Professor of Conservation Biology, MSU Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, will present a program¬†on ‚ÄúBird Conservation in the Savanna Wetlands of the Orinoco River in South America.‚ÄĚ¬† Visitors welcome.
La Leche League of Starkville and Columbus will have a childbirth class at 11 a.m. with Linda McGrath and Jennifer Collins, LLL consultant. Call 320-4607 to register. u Homecoming Choral Concert ‚ÄĒ Mississippi State University Choral Activities will present its annual Homecoming Choral Concert at 7:30 pm on Oct. 11 at First Baptist Church. The theme this year is ‚ÄúHomeward Bound.‚ÄĚ Come enjoy some wonderful choral singing that is sure to add excitement to the events of the homecoming football game. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the event is free.
Of God. A meal will follow. The church is located at 3965 Crowley Dr. Call 722-0531 for more info.
u Laymen Convention ‚ÄĒ The laymen of the Northeast Mississippi State Convention will observe their annual laymen‚Äôs day at 10 a.m. in Columbus where the Rev. Leroy Jones will be the keynote speaker. James Girley of Blue Mountain, MS is the state laymen president. ¬†u Parents Support Group ‚ÄĒ Parents of Exceptional Kids Support Group will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. with Cindy Prewitt and Brittany Greer. Call 320-4607 to register. ¬†u Book Signing ‚ÄĒ Local author Adele Elliott will read from and sign copies of her debut novel, Friendship Cemeter at 4 p.m. at Hollyhocks, located on 204 5th Street South, Columbus.
u Maben Church of God ‚ÄĒ Tim Frith and Gospel Friday Echoes will perform at 10:30 u La Leche League ‚ÄĒ The a.m. at the Maben Church
¬† u Rotary ‚ÄĒ ¬†Mike Taggert, Transportation Commissioner for the¬†northern district, will be guest speaker at this week‚Äôs meeting of Starkville Rotary Club. He will be introduced by Jack Forbus. Rotary meets each Monday noon at Starkville Country Club. ¬† u Common Core ‚ÄĒ There will be a workshop for preschool teachers and parents to learn to prepare your child for school from 5-7 p.m. at Emerson Family Resource Center. Contact Lynn Phillips Memorial Library. at 320-4607 to register. u GED classes ‚ÄĒ Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free Recurring ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. u Childbirth Classes ‚ÄĒ to 7 p.m. Monday through OCH Regional Medical Cen- Thursday and from 8 a.m. to ter is holding childbirth classes noon on Friday. For more induring the month of October. formation call 662-320-4607. u Writing group ‚ÄĒ The Classes will be held on MonStarkville Writer‚Äôs Group meets days from 6‚Äď 8:30 p.m. in the the first and third Saturday of OCH Ed Facility. ¬†The class the month at 10 a.m. in the upfee is $70. ¬†To sign up or for stairs area of the Bookmart and questions, call Paula Hamil- Cafe in downtown Starkville. ton, perinatal nurse manager at For more information, contact 662-615-3364. Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copu Starkville School Dis- per.net or call 662-323-8152. trict ‚ÄĒ SSD Lunch Applicau BNI meetings ‚ÄĒ A tions for 2013-14 school year chapter of Business Networknow available. The Office of ing International will meet Child Nutrition is now located at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the on the north end of the Hen- Golden Triangle Planning and derson Ward Stewart Com- Development District conferplex. Office hours are Monday ence room. For more inforthrough Friday from 7 a.m. mation, call Barbara Coats at to 3 p.m. The Office of Child 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at nutrition has also completed 662-275-8003. the direct certification process u Square dancing ‚ÄĒ for families who automatically Dancing and instruction on qualify for certain benefits and basic steps every Monday 7-9 services. For more informa- p.m. at the Sportplex Annex, tion contact Nicole Thomas at 405 Lynn Lane.¬† Enjoy email@example.com ing with our caller and friendly or 662-615-0021. help from experienced dancu Teen Parenting Coali- ers.¬†Follow the covered walk to tion classes ‚ÄĒ Teen Parenting the small building.¬† Look us up Coalision Nuturing Parent- on Facebook ‚ÄúJolly Squares‚ÄĚ. ing classes will be held 4:30-6 u Dance team applications p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson ‚ÄĒ KMG Creations children Family Resource Center. Call dance company ‚ÄúThe Dream 662-320-4607 to register. Team‚ÄĚ is currently accepting u Storytime ‚ÄĒ Maben Pub- dance applications for the 4-6 lic Library will have storytime year old group and 10-18 year at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays.¬†Lots old group. For more informaof fun activities along with a tion, call 662-648-9333 or estory with Ms. Mary. Children mail danzexplosion@yahoo. ages 3-6 are invited! com. u Mini Moo Time ‚ÄĒ The u Noontime devotional Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds study ‚ÄĒ Join a group of inMini Moo Time at 9 a.m. ev- terdenominational ladies for ery Thurday. There are stories, lunch and discussion about activities, and crafts for kids six the book ‚ÄúStreams in the Desand under. The event is free. ert‚ÄĚ from noon to 1 p.m. each u BrainMinders Puppet Tuesday, starting Aug. 20 at Show ‚ÄĒ Starkville Pilot Club the Book Mart Cafe in downoffers a BrainMinders Puppet town Starkville. Show for groups of about 25 u Quilting group meeting or fewer children of pre-school ‚ÄĒ The Golden Triangle Quilt or lower elementary age. The Guild meets the third Thursday show lasts about 15 minutes of each month at 5:30 p.m. at and teaches children about the Starkville Sportsplex. All head /brain safety. Children interested quilters are invited also receive a free activity book to attend. For more informawhich reinforces the show‚Äôs safety messages. To schedule See TOWN | Page 3
a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LLLONG89@hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More Society ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister‚Äôs Deli (Coach‚Äôs 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. Please see our website: http://www. starkvillesamaritanclub.org/ u Worship services ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ 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 agency‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄĒ A different speaker for Starkville‚Äôs 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell
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of the Day Toni Floyd
Hattiesburg ‚ÄúI‚Äôm smiling because we‚Äôve had the best weekend with our two boys that go to State and their girlfriends.‚ÄĚ
Mississipppi ATV law too vague says law enforcement
By J. B. CLARK Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO ‚ÄĒ The law on all-terrain vehicle use in Mississippi has gotten a little tighter over the past three years. Helmets are now required, as are certification courses for underage operators. But many law enforcement officials say the law still lacks teeth because it provides no penalty for driving ATVs on public roads. Each year in Mississippi, an average of 18 people die in ATV accidents, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mississippi State Department of Health. The state‚Äôs ATV death rate far exceeds the national average and is particularly high for children under 16. More than half of ATV deaths occur on public roads. Mississippi‚Äôs ATV death rate is 61.22 per million people, 3.5 times higher than the national average (18.74 per million people). The rate increases for children under 16 where the death rate is 73.76 per million when ATVs are involved, nearly four times higher than the national average of 18.99 per million. Between 2005 and 2008, Mississippi hospitals reported treating an average of 912 ATV-related injuries for every 100,000 Mississippians, according to the Center for Mississippi Health Policy. ATV injuries cost $1.3 million to treat in 2009 at the Blair E. Batson Hospital, the University of Mississippi Medical Center‚Äôs children‚Äôs hospital, alone, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Many law enforcement officers, however, say Mississippi‚Äôs law doesn‚Äôt have an effective and inclusive punishment for violators so they end up using other laws, like improper equipment
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tion, call Luanne Blankenship at 662-323-7597. u Sanitation Department schedules ‚ÄĒ A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection ‚Äď Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection ‚Äď Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection ‚Äď Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection ‚Äď Tuesday only, recycling collection ‚Äď 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 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄĒ Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established ‚ÄúWe Honor Veterans‚ÄĚ 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. u MSU Philharmonia ‚ÄĒ 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.human@ msstate.edu or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at sp867@ msstate.edu or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing ‚ÄĒ 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. u Square dancing ‚ÄĒ This is fun for all age couples.¬†¬†Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall.¬†Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.¬† Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at¬†the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.¬† Follow the covered walk to¬†the small building. u Hospice volunteer opportunity ‚ÄĒ 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 someone‚Äôs life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email carly.wheat@gentiva. com. with Alyson at the Social Science Research Center for five years. He said Alyson volunteered to write the Healthiest Hometown application, but noted it was not simple. ‚ÄúIt ran somewhere around 50 pages, including graphics, visuals, an appendix and things like that,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúIt took quite a bit of time to pull it together.‚ÄĚ Whether it be her family, work or a volunteer opportunity, Cossman said he‚Äôs never heard Karges say the word ‚ÄėNo.‚Äô ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs just amazing that she holds down so may responsibilities and is involved in the community,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt think she‚Äôs ever said no or declined a work assignment. She‚Äôs always willing to improve the quality of life in Starkville. We need to clone her. When you‚Äôre really in a crunch and need high quality work really quickly, she‚Äôs the one who can pull it off. If I could bottle it and spray it around, it would be wonderful.‚ÄĚ Dylan said his wife could handle a variety of tasks so efficiently because of her ability to prioritize and organize. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs operates on a high level and can turn that up 10 more degrees if she needs to,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs got a great ability to turn it up a notch.‚ÄĚ Jeremy Murdock has been on numerous committees for Starkville. He met Alyson through Dylan and their involvement with the community market. He said her dedication to the town doesn‚Äôt simply come from her growing up in Starkville, it also comes from her being a passionate person. ‚ÄúShe‚Äôs from here so she has that personal tie to the place and the relationships she has from growing up,‚ÄĚ Murdock
or driving an unregistered vehicle, instead of the actual ATV law, to write tickets. The improper equipment ticket applies to most ATVs. Since they aren‚Äôt sold to be driven on paved roads, they often don‚Äôt include required equipment like rearview mirrors or proper lighting. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said he has seen an 8-yearold receive an ATV safety course certification making a scenario possible where an 8-year-old with a helmet and ATV certification could drive a properly outfitted ATV, and under the law a ticket could be written but no fine could be levied. Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield, a member of the Mississippi Sheriffs‚Äô Association‚Äôs legislative committee, said in order to give the law a bigger impact, his deputies will write an improper equipment ticket and then tow the ATV if an operator is caught driving it on a public road. Tupelo Police Cpl. Philip Sanderson said since the ATV law is vague, he also usually tells his patrol officers to write an improper equipment ticket. Currently, the law says anyone who meets the requirements (a driver‚Äôs license, or a helmet and ATV safety course certification for those under 16) can operate ATVs on public property. A violation of that law can carry up to a $50 fine. An amendment to the law says, ‚ÄúNothing in this section shall be construed to authorize operation of an off-road vehicle on a public road or highway .,‚ÄĚ but Johnson said that particular section (63-31-3-6) doesn‚Äôt provide a penalty. Johnson, Sanderson and Mayfield all agree a law clearly banning ATVs on public roads with a clear penalty would give law enforcement a real tool with which to enforce the law and, in turn, deter people, especially young people, from riding ATVs on the road.
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person could have an income of up to $45,960 or a family of four could have an income of up to $94,200. During the AP interview, Bryant said he thought if Mississippi had a state-run exchange, the navigators could unilaterally decide to sign people up for Medicaid, even if they earn too much money to qualify. Regardless of the fact that the Legislature has not expanded Medicaid? ‚ÄúRegardless of what the Legislature would have said,‚ÄĚ Bryant said. But how would that be possible? ‚ÄúI have gotten no assurances that
that would not be the case,‚ÄĚ Bryant said. Under the federal health law, states have the option to extend Medicaid coverage to people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $15,000 a year for one person. In Mississippi now, the income cutoff is about $5,500 for one person, and many able-bodied adults aren‚Äôt eligible for Medicaid coverage, regardless of how little they earn. Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation. About 644,000 of the state‚Äôs nearly 3 million residents are enrolled in Medicaid. Earlier this year, Bryant and other Republicans blocked Democrats‚Äô attempts to expand Medic-
aid to another 300,000 people. The 2010 law says the federal government would pay 100 percent of medical expenses for newly qualified Medicaid enrollees from 2014 to 2017. The federal share would be reduced to 90 percent by 2020, with each state paying the balance. Democrats say Mississippi is leaving billions of dollars on the table ‚ÄĒ and leaving the working poor uninsured ‚ÄĒ by refusing Medicaid expansion. Bryant points out that Mississippi‚Äôs Medicaid budget has grown exponentially in the past two decades, and he says Mississippi can‚Äôt afford to put more people on the program, even with the feds paying most of the cost.
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drawing certain plants, and at the next meeting they will bring all of their pieces together to create the first mock-up of the mural. Once that happens, Webb will take the design to a business for approval. She also plans to talk to the Board of Alderman to make sure she has appropriate approval to paint. Once those steps are completed, she hopes she can begin carrying out the project she has desired for so long. Webb is hoping businesses on Main Street and University will volsaid. ‚ÄúShe feels very strongly about the things she believes in. She‚Äôs a hard worker and wants to see things improve. She‚Äôs always there and a good friend to have.‚ÄĚ Growing up in Starkville comes in handy, particularly when it comes to the day care.
unteer their buildings for the mural project, with the hopes of expanding to more places in Starkville. She knows the first mural could make or break the project, but she‚Äôs expecting it to be a hit. ‚ÄúI feel it in my bones that once we do this first one and really knock it out of the park and do it well, people will be contacting us like crazy to do this elsewhere in Starkville,‚ÄĚ Webb said. Webb said people can donate more than their time to the project. They can also donate art supplies. ‚ÄúWe want to keep this a nonprofit thing,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt want it to be a cost to business owners. It would be
awesome if we could hire professional artists to come in eventually, but we want to keep the cost very low for now. If businesses want to donate supplies like paint and brushes, that‚Äôs the only way I can see us getting this done. It‚Äôs about the community. Of course it helps business, but we‚Äôre not just going to be going around and painting a new coat of paint for somebody‚Äôs business who needs it. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a beautification thing as well as a cultural and artistic thing,‚ÄĚ she added. ‚ÄúMurals have a big impact on economic development and Starkville‚Äôs trying to expand that.‚ÄĚ
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much. I‚Äôm very lucky.‚ÄĚ Alyson has been instrumental in many projects for Starkville. She and Dylan took over the community market six years ago. Dylan was interim director while Alyson managed the Starkville Community Market through 2012. During her time as manager, Alyson helped relocate the market to its current location on the corner of Lampkin and Jackson streets. Alison Buehler has known Alyson for six years through the community market and said the market was something Starkville needed, and without Alyson it would not have been carried out until later. ‚ÄúShe and her husband volunteered their time and efforts to get that going before the Partnership was ready to take it on as a project,‚ÄĚ Buehler said. ‚ÄúIt was a very necessary thing for our community. There were eight farmers markets in Mississippi five years ago and now there‚Äôs more than 150. If you don‚Äôt have one in your town; you‚Äôre behind. ‚ÄúWe would have really been behind if they hadn‚Äôt jumped on that,‚ÄĚ she added. ‚ÄúThey had to be individuals who gave their time and their efforts.‚ÄĚ Alyson has also been heavily involved with Starkville‚Äôs entries for the Mississippi‚Äôs Healthiest Hometown. She was committee chair when the town received the award and a $50,000 grant from the Mississippi Blue Cross Blue Shied Foundation in 2011, and was the driving force behind this year‚Äôs entry that recognized Starkville as a 2013 Healthy Hometown. Ron Cossman has worked
‚ÄúShe brings a great deal of knowledge of the community and how things work,‚ÄĚ Murdock said. ‚ÄúWith that experience and knowledge, she can ask a lot better questions. When things don‚Äôt make sense she can recognize those and ask how to make things better.
She‚Äôs active with looking at the systems involve and shaping those for the future.‚ÄĚ Dylan said that for Alyson, shaping the future is what it is all about. ‚ÄúWith a growing family her motivation is amped up,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúShe takes on more and
more as she sees the impact of her efforts ‚Ä¶ the impact of paying attention to what‚Äôs going on and speaking up and putting energy into making positive change. She sees that as a win-win, to see the future pan out for her children as well as her.‚ÄĚ
Monday, October 7, 2013
Rock-brain politics ruining America
¬†‚ÄúIf (re-eleche said. tion) means more Don‚Äôt misunto you than your derstand. ¬†Simpcountry,‚ÄĚ he said, son is as much ‚Äúwhen we need paagainst Obamacare triots to come out ‚Äď the root of the in a situation when current constipawe‚Äôre in extremity, tion in Washingthen you shouldn‚Äôt ton these days ‚Äď as Bill Crawford the next Republieven be in Congress.‚ÄĚ can. Syndicated That was for‚ÄúIt can‚Äôt work, Columnist mer Wyoming because all you Senator Alan have to do is use Simpson crying out for some common sense‚ÄĚ he said, point‚Äúgood ‚Äėol common sense‚ÄĚ in ing to the costs to sustain it. Washington, particularly from But, he‚Äôs not willing to his former Republican colleag mulishly decimate America ues.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† over that one issue. The un‚ÄúCommon sense‚Ä¶seems to willingness of leaders to find escape members of our party,‚ÄĚ common sense compromises on the budget and the debt ceiling galls Simpson. As does their willingness to put the economic well-being of citizens at risk as they posture for re-election. ‚ÄúIf you want to be in politics you learn to compromise,‚ÄĚ he said.¬† ‚ÄúShow me a guy who won‚Äôt compromise and I‚Äôll show you a guy with rocks for brains.‚ÄĚ Common sense, not rockbrain posturing, helped the United States to its extraordinary position as world‚Äôs shining example of functional democracy. ¬†¬†Alexis de Tocqueville wrote ‚ÄúDemocracy in America,‚ÄĚ volume one, in 1835, hailing Americans‚Äô ‚Äústrength and common sense.‚ÄĚ President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 linked American common sense and politics saying, ‚ÄúI do not believe that any political campaign justifies the declaration of a moratorium on ordinary common sense.‚ÄĚ Simpson was a friend and colleague of the late Sonny Montgomery. He, Sonny, and the late Senator John Stennis exemplified patriotic leaders willing to use common sense and put America first, ahead politics and self-interest. Today, allies wonder if our democratic republic will ever function properly again. Enemies see us as vulnerable and growing weaker. An extended government shutdown plus a government default over the debt ceiling would cause more harm to America than anything dreamed of by Iran, AlQaeda, or Karl Marx.¬† And, it would be self-inflicted ruin. In 1814 former president John Adams warned, ‚ÄúThere never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.‚ÄĚ Speaking of rock-brain Republicans, did you see the story published in CQ Roll Call about the Tea Party darling state senator considering a primary challenge to Senator Thad Cochran? ¬†When asked about such a challenge, little known Chris McDaniel of Ellisville said, ‚ÄúWe are keeping all of our options open because we want to do the right thing for the conservative movement.‚ÄĚ The right thing ‚Äúfor the conservative movement,‚ÄĚ he said, not ‚Äúfor America‚ÄĚ or even ‚Äúfor Mississippi.‚ÄĚ Shall we now pledge allegiance to the conservative movement? ¬† Pray for less nonsense and more common sense patriotism. ¬† Crawford (crawfolk@gmail. com) is a syndicated columnist from Meridian.
Wicker Points to spirit of goodwill exemplified by ‚ÄėHonor Flight‚Äô
The appropriately named ‚Äúhonor flights‚ÄĚ to the military memorials in Washington are an especially meaningful way to celebrate and pay tribute to America‚Äôs veterans.¬† Organized through the nonprofit Honor Flight Network, the day-long trip offers World War II veterans a once-ina-lifetime opportunity to see their nation‚Äôs capital, including the memorial commemorating their service and sacrifice. On a number of occasions, I have had the special privilege of visiting with veterans on Mississippi‚Äôs Honor Flight during their time in Washington.¬† The scene at the World War II memorial is always awe-inspiring, and that was certainly true when our state‚Äôs heroes arrived on October 1.¬† Although a government shutdown forced National Park Service sites to close, including the World War II memorial, the veterans were eventually allowed to bypass the barricades.¬† At a moment of extreme partisan gridlock, both political parties cheered the spirit of goodwill on display. Breaking the Impasse Strongly held positions on both sides of the aisle and a failure to engage in good-faith negotiations have led to the current impasse over funding the federal government.¬† Republicans are offering reforms that would postpone or make changes to the President‚Äôs costly and unpopular health-care law.¬† President Obama continues to stay on the sidelines, refusing to negotiate when his involvement is necessary for progress.¬† He said in an interview only hours before the shutdown took effect, ‚ÄúI shouldn‚Äôt have to offer anything.‚ÄĚ¬† Two days later, his meeting with congressional leaders concluded without any steps forward.¬†¬†¬† Obamacare Glitches Particularly discouraging in recent days is the repeated refusal by President Obama and Senate Democrats to address serious problems with the health-care law.¬† Americans recognize that the law is deeply flawed ¬Ė an observation many experienced firsthand with the recent launch of Obamacare‚Äôs insurance exchanges.¬† The first day of enrollment was marked with glitches, affirming widespread warnings that the law was not ready for prime time. Delays, special deals, and waivers by the Obama Administration point to the same conclusion.¬† Earlier this year, the White House decided to postpone one of the law‚Äôs central provisions, the employer mandate, which would have required employers with 50 or more employees to provide health insurance.¬† As Republicans have insisted, the same relief should be extended to all Americans, who will be forced to purchase health insurance next year under the law‚Äôs individual mandate.¬† Instead, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) swiftly extinguished the bipartisan House amendment that would have postponed the mandate.¬† Return to Regular Order Without question, the status quo needs to change.¬† For too long, the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to consider appropriations bills under regular order, instead relying on massive continuing resolutions to keep the government running.¬† A continuing resolution is a measure used when a new spending bill has not been signed into law.¬† It should not substitute for a comprehensive and open budget process that could help achieve long-term deficit reduction.¬† At this pivotal moment, it is disappointing that President Obama refuses to demonstrate the leadership needed to help reach a compromise that benefits Americans and our country‚Äôs future.¬†¬† Republicans are determined to make progress until we can ultimately replace the President‚Äôs health-care law with market-driven solutions.¬†
¬†Mississippi Veterans defy government shutdown with visit to World War II Memorial
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BP trial will focus on scientists‚Äô spill estimates
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS ‚ÄĒ When BP used a capping stack to seal its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, the device didn‚Äôt just shut the source of the nation‚Äôs worst offshore oil spill. Its pressure gauge also provided scientists with crucial data about the rate that crude that was spewing from the well when engineers finally killed it in July 2010. Experts for BP and the federal government used the pressure gauge data in calculating how much how much oil spilled into the Gulf during the 87 days it took to plug the well. But each side will provide a federal judge with very different estimates when the second phase of a trial resumes Monday for litigation spawned by the spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is scheduled to hear three weeks of testimony from dueling experts to help him calculate how much oil spilled into the Gulf ‚ÄĒ a key factor in determining how much more money BP and its contractors owe for their roles in the deadly disaster. Justice Department attorneys will try to persuade Barbier that the pressure gauge on the capping stack provided the best set of data about the flow of oil from the well. ‚ÄúThe pressure data, collection rates, and geometry of the capping stack are by far the most accurate and reliable sources of information on flow rate, and were recognized as such by all parties at the time,‚ÄĚ they wrote in a pretrial filing. BP, however, says the government‚Äôs experts ignored other important data. Company lawyers say its experts used a ‚Äúproven methodology‚ÄĚ that doesn‚Äôt require ‚Äúsimplistic and unverified assumptions about flow conditions.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúIn contrast, the United States‚Äô experts employ unproven methods that require significant assumptions and extrapolations in lieu of, and even directly inconsistent with, the available data and other evidence,‚ÄĚ company attorneys wrote. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was working at the site of BP‚Äôs Macondo well off the Louisiana coast when the well blew out April 20, 2010. The explosion on the rig killed 11 workers and set off a massive fire. The rig sank less than two days later to the bottom, about a mile below the Gulf surface. The Justice Department‚Äôs experts estimate 4.2 million barrels, or 176 million gallons, spilled into the Gulf after the blowout. BP has urged Barbier to use an estimate of 2.45 million barrels, or nearly 103 million gallons, in calculating any Clean Water Act fines. Both sides agree that 810,000 barrels, or 34 million gallons, escaped the well but were captured before the crude could pollute the Gulf. Under the Clean Water Act, a polluter can be forced to pay a maximum of either $1,100 or $4,300 per barrel of spilled oil. The higher maximum applies if the company is found grossly negligent, as the government argues BP should be. But penalties can be assessed at amounts lower than those caps. Using the government‚Äôs figures, a maximum penalty if the company is found grossly negligent could total $18 billion. Using the company‚Äôs figures, that maximum penalty would be around $10.5 billion. For the trial‚Äôs first phase, Barbier heard eight weeks of testimony about the causes of the April 2010 well blowout. Barbier divided the trial‚Äôs second phase into two parts. For the first segment, he heard four days of testimony last week about BP‚Äôs efforts to cap the well. He set aside 12 days of testimony for the second segment, which will consist almost exclusively of technical testimony by experts. Government experts believe the oil was flowing from the well at a higher rate shortly after the blowout than it was when the well was sealed with the capping stack. ‚ÄúBasic principles of oil production hold that reservoir pressure depletes and flow rates wane over time,‚ÄĚ Justice Department attorneys wrote. BP‚Äôs experts concluded that flow rates increased over time, due in part to the erosion of steel rams on the rig‚Äôs blowout preventer. Martin Blunt, a BP expert who is a professor of petroleum engineering at Imperial College in Lon-
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don, also took other factors into consideration, including the ‚Äúcompressibility‚ÄĚ of the rocks in the reservoir BP was drilling. ‚ÄúIn assessing the data, Dr. Blunt uses a conservative lens,‚ÄĚ BP attorneys wrote. ‚ÄúDr. Blunt accounts for fundamental geological facts and principles of physics acknowledged by United States experts but omitted in their flow calculations.‚ÄĚ Calculating the rate that oil was flowing from the well has been a contentious issue from the beginning of the disaster. Marcia McNutt, who was director of the U.S. Geological Survey at the time of the blowout, led the government‚Äôs Flow Rate Technical Group and frequently interacted with BP officials while its engineers scrambled to seal the well. In videotaped testimony shown to Barbier last week, McNutt said it didn‚Äôt appear that anyone from the government was inside BP‚Äôs ‚Äúcircle of trust‚ÄĚ when it came to sharing data about a procedure called ‚Äútop kill‚ÄĚ that failed to seal the well. McNutt also said it took longer for her team of scientists to arrive at a flow-rate estimate because they got poor data from BP. ‚ÄúDid you feel that BP was not a willing partner when it came to flow rate?‚ÄĚ a lawyer for Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. asked McNutt. ‚ÄúThere was this tenseness,‚ÄĚ McNutt said. ‚ÄúIt was almost kind of a chill in the room when flow-rate issues came up.‚ÄĚ Timothy Crone, a professor of marine geophysics at Columbia University, was the lead researcher on what was billed in September 2010 as the first independent, peer-reviewed study of the leak‚Äôs volume. Crone and a colleague analyzed underwater video to arrive at an estimate that closely mirrors the federal government‚Äôs current calculation of how much oil escaped the well. Crone said he is surprised the topic is still being debating three years later. ‚ÄúThe majority of scientists who worked on the problem are in agreement,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI can understand why BP wants to make it a question again, but in my opinion it‚Äôs not.‚ÄĚ
Libya bristles at U.S. raid that captured militant
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Moon Phases By ESAM MOHAMED, TONY G. GABRIEL Associated Press
A suspected Libyan al-Qaida figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli was living freely New First in his homeland Full for Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 took the past two years, after a trajectory that him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said UV Index Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the Mon Tue Wed Thu raid, 10/7 asking Washington to 10/9 explain the10/10 ‚Äúkid10/8 napping.‚ÄĚ 7 7 7 7 The swift Delta in the High High Force operation High High streets of the Libyan capital that seized the The UV Index is measured on a 0 - 11 number scale, 0 militant known asshowing Abu Anas al-Libi was one of with a higher UV Index the need for greater skin protection. two assaults Saturday that showed an American determination to move directly against ter¬©2010 American Profile Hometown Content Service ror suspects ‚ÄĒ even in two nations mired in chaos where the U.S. has suffered deadly humiliations in the past. Hours before the Libya raid, a Navy SEAL team swam ashore in the East African nation of Somalia and engaged in a fierce firefight, though it did not capture its target, a leading militant in the al-Qaida-linked group that carried out the recent Kenyan mall siege. ‚ÄúWe hope that this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in the effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror,‚ÄĚ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday at an economic summit in Indonesia. ‚ÄúMembers of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can‚Äôt hide.‚ÄĚ Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Abu Anas al-Libi, was accused by the U.S. of involvement in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed more than 220 people. He has been on the FBI‚Äôs most wanted terrorists list since it was introduced shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attack, with a $5 million bounty on his head. U.S. officials depicted his capture as a significant blow against al-Qaida, which has lost a string of key figures, including leader Osama bin Laden, killed in a 2011 raid in Pakistan. However, it was unclear whether the 49-year-old al-Libi had a major role in the terror organization ‚ÄĒ his alleged role in the 1998 attack was to scout one of the targeted embassies ‚ÄĒ and there was no immediate word that he had been involved in militant activities in Libya. His family and former associates denied he was ever a member of al-Qaida and said he had not been engaged in any activities since coming home in 2011. But the raid signaled a U.S. readiness to
take action against militants in Libya, where al-Qaida and other armed Islamic groups have gained an increasingly powerful foothold since the 2011 ouster and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi and have set up tied with a belt of radical groups across North Africa and Egypt. Libya‚Äôs central government remains weak, Last Oct 26 and armed militias ‚ÄĒ many of them made up of Islamic militants ‚ÄĒ hold sway in many places around the country, including in parts of the capital. Amid the turmoil, Libyan authorities Fri have10/11 been unable to move against militants, including 7 those behind the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, in which High the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were11 killed. Libyan security officials themselves are regularly targeted by gunmen. The latest victim, a military colonel, was gunned down in Benghazi on Sunday. Several dozen members of the Islamic group Ansar al-Sharia, which has links to militias, protested on Sunday in Benghazi, Libya‚Äôs second largest city, denouncing al-Libi‚Äôs abduction and criticizing the government. ‚ÄúWhere are the men of Tripoli while this is happening?‚ÄĚ they chanted, waving black Islamist flags. Al-Libi‚Äôs capture was a bold strike in the Libyan capital. He had just parked his car outside his Tripoli home, returning from dawn prayers Saturday, when 10 commandos in multiple vehicles surrounded him, his brother Nabih al-Ruqai told the Associated Press. They smashed his car‚Äôs window and seized his gun before grabbing al-Libi and fleeing. He was swiftly spirited out of the country. U.S. Defense Department spokesman George Little said he was being held ‚Äúin a secure location outside of Libya.‚ÄĚ He did not elaborate further. In a statement Sunday, the Libyan government said it asked the U.S. for ‚Äúclarifications‚ÄĚ about what it called the ‚Äúkidnapping,‚ÄĚ underlining that its citizens should be tried in Libyan courts if accused of a crime. It said it hoped its ‚Äústrategic partnership‚ÄĚ with Washington would not be damaged by the incident. Still, the relatively soft-toned statement underlined the predicament of the Libyan government. It is criticized by opponents at home over its ties with Washington, but it is also reliant on security cooperation with the Americans. According to the federal indictment of al-Libi in a New York court, American prosecutors say he helped the African embassy bombings by scouting and photographing the embassy in Nairobi in 1993. Al-Libi was a computer expert who studied electronic and nuclear engineering at Tripoli University.
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Monday, October 7, 2013
Mullen faces former school in next game for Bulldogs
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there.‚ÄĚ The Falcons were 17-6 and 11-5 in MAC games while Mullen was there. Homecoming on a¬† college campus is The Bulldogs and the Falcons kickoff usually a special time. at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The game can be This year‚Äôs Mississippi State home- seen on Fox Sports Net.¬† coming is especially special for head coach Dan Mullen. Receivers improving Mullen leads his Bulldogs (2-3) into a homecoming showdown with the The Bulldog wide receivers entered Bowling Green Falcons (5-1) this Sat- the season with very little experience. urday.¬† Through the first five games, those Mullen got his first full-time coach- wideouts are getting better and better. ing gig at a FBS school at Bowling They have improved since week one and Green. He was the quarterbacks coach played well with a two-quarterback sysfrom 2001-02 under head coach Urban tem against LSU. Meyer. ‚ÄúI‚Äôd say our receiving core has a ‚ÄúWe had a great time at Bowling whole you see from week to week to Green,‚ÄĚ Mullen said on his Sunday tele- week (that) they‚Äôre making bigger conference. ‚ÄúIt was one of my first full- plays,‚ÄĚ Mullen said. ‚ÄúComing into the time coaching positions. We had great season, I think we had 20 catches, I time and had a lot of fun. I think we Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen, right, visits with LSU‚Äôs coach Les Miles prior to Saturday‚Äôs learned a lot. We really cut our teeth up See NOTEBOOK | Page 7 game in Starkville. (Photo by Rogelio V. Solis, AP)
National Football League
Brees leads Saints past Bears 26-18
By JAY COHEN Associated Press
CHICAGO ‚ÄĒ Drew Brees passed to Jimmy Graham along the sideline. He found the tight end over the middle. They hooked up for long plays and short ones, all over the field. That New Orleans connection was just too much for the Chicago Bears. Brees threw two touchdown passes, Graham tied an NFL record with another 100-yard game and the Saints beat the Bears 26-18 on Sunday to remain unbeaten. ‚ÄúWe knew the formula coming into this game was to remain patient, to run the football effectively, to be very efficient in the passing game and to take care of the football, priority No. 1,‚ÄĚ Brees said, ‚Äúand we were able to do all those things.‚ÄĚ Brees was 29-of-35 passing for 288 yards in his first victory in four career games at Soldier Field. Garrett Hartley matched a career high with four field goals as New Orleans (5-0) picked up its first win in Chicago since a 31-10 victory on Oct. 8, 2000. Graham continued his torrid start for the Saints, catching 10 balls for 135 yards in his fourth consecutive 100-yard game ‚ÄĒ matching an NFL record for a tight end. Tony Gonzalez New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks to head coach Sean Payton during was the first to accomplish the streak in 2000, Sunday‚Äôs game in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast, AP) and Graham matched the surge in 2011.
Graham and Brees said they spent more time together during the offseason, and it looks as if all that work is paying off. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm just blessed to be with such a great quarterback and a guy who has so much trust in me,‚ÄĚ Graham said. Graham helped the Saints hold onto the ball for 36 minutes, and Brees‚Äô team had no turnovers. The ball control was crucial with Alshon Jeffery putting together a career day for the Bears (3-2). Jeffery had 10 receptions for a franchiserecord 218 yards, breaking Harlon Hill‚Äôs mark of 214 at San Francisco on Oct. 31, 1954. He also had a 3-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. ‚ÄúWhat I did out there, I‚Äôm more concerned about the ‚ÄėW,‚Äô not about what I did,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a team thing. It took 11 guys to get 200plus yards or whatever I had.‚ÄĚ Jeffery‚Äôs 58-yard catch set up Jay Cutler‚Äôs 2-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, and Matt Forte ran in the 2-point conversion to trim New Orleans‚Äô lead to 26-18 with 2:11 remaining. The Bears got the ball back with 21 seconds left and no timeouts. Cutler then passed to Jeffery in the middle of the field for 21 yards, but time expired before they could run another play.
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MSU battles, but falls short at Arkansas
For Starkville Daily News FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ‚Äď Mississippi State took a valiant fight to Arkansas Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville, but in a physical defensive contest, an Ashleigh Ellenwood 50th-minute goal proved the difference as the Razorbacks escaped with a 1-0 win. Led by senior co-captain Morganne Grimes, MSU‚Äôs back line held an Arkansas squad that entered Sunday averaging 14 shots per game to nine. Unfortunately for State, Ellenwood delivered the winner four minutes into the second half, netting a shot from distance to the top shelf, just past the out-stretched hands of Bulldog senior goalie CJ Winship. The setback dropped MSU to 3-9 overall and 0-5 in Southeastern Conference play. Arkansas improved to 9-4 this year, 2-3 in conference action. Neither squad was able to create many scoring opportunities, as the teams combined for just 15 shots and three on-goal opportunities. ‚ÄúIt was a very tight, physical contest that could have gone either way,‚ÄĚ MSU coach Aaron Gordon said. ‚ÄúArkansas is a tough team that plays very direct and is good on the set pieces, but I thought we did well defending them. Morganne Grimes was terrific (Sunday). She played very hard and did a good job directing our back line. ‚ÄúArkansas did a good job of keeping (Elisabeth) Sullivan in check. Some other players stepped up and got some chances, but we just weren‚Äôt able to get the final ball in. I thought we played as well as we could play. It was a tight game that could have gone either way, and I‚Äôm proud of our team for they way we competed today.‚ÄĚ State created six shots in the match, but was unable to test Arkansas goalie Taylor Erwin outside a Shelby Jordan attempt to open the match. The Bulldogs created all five of their first-half attempts in the opening 10 minutes, but managed to hold Arkansas without a shot on frame in three opening-half attempts. Arkansas applied the attacking pressure to open the second half. After Allie Tripp missed an attempt wide, Ellenwood claimed a loose ball on the ensuing goal kick and fired a shot that deflected off the underside of the crossbar and over the line for the winner. Erwin was unable to punch clear a Bulldog free kick minutes after the goal, but the Razorbacks managed to clear the danger before a pair of State players in the area could get the final touch. Moments later, State sent a cross into the Razorback 6-yard box, but an Arkansas defender managed to knock it clear in the scrum before a Bulldog could direct it toward goal. Both keepers avoided danger in the final half
of the match as they decided to come out for challenges at the edge of their 18-yard boxes. First, a Bulldog defender managed to clear the ball away before Jeriann Okoro could get a look toward the open net.¬† State countered and Annebel ten Broeke beat Erwin toward the end line, but her cross was blocked away for a corner kick. Winship kept MSU a goal back with her lone save of the match. The Razorbacks served a ball to Evan Palmer in front of the MSU goal, but Winship managed to dive and corral the ball in the collision with Palmer. Mississippi State was out-shot 9-6 in the contest, with freshman Kayla Puzas‚Äô two attempts leading the way. Winship and Erwin recorded one save each. State returns home Friday, hosting No. 8 Florida in a 7 p.m. kickoff at the MSU Soccer Field. The Bulldogs enjoy the season‚Äôs final open date Sunday before heading to Georgia.
Peyton Manning career passing yards, which now ranks second in NFL history. He passed Dan Marino into second place Sunday.
Spencer has good day at Northwest
Former Starkville High School receiver Kentrell Spencer had a good day in a losing cause for Northwest Community College on Saturday. Despite a 34-27 loss to Mississippi Delta, Spencer had seven catches for 81 yards for Northwest.
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College Football Southeastern Conference Standings Western Division Team SEC Pct. Overall Alabama 2-0 1.00 5-0 LSU 2-1 .667 5-1 Auburn 2-1 .667 4-1 Texas A&M 1-1 .500 4-1 Ole Miss 1-2 .333 3-2 Arkansas 0-2 .000 3-3 Miss. State 0-2 .000 2-3 Eastern Division Team SEC Pct. Overall Georgia 3-0 1.000 4-1 Florida 3-0 1.000 4-1 Missouri 1-0 1.000 5-0 S. Carolina 2-1 .667 4-1 Tennessee 0-2 .000 3-3 Kentucky 0-2 .000 1-4 Vanderbilt 0-3 .000 3-3 Saturday, Oct. 5 LSU 59, Miss. State 26 Auburn 30, Ole Miss 22 Alabama 45, Georgia State 3 Georgia 34, Tennessee 31, OT Florida 30, Arkansas 10 Missouri 51, Vanderbilt 28 S. Carolina 35, Kentucky 28 Saturday, Oct. 12 Bowling Green at Miss. State, 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m. Missouri at Georgia, 11 a.m. S. Carolina at Arkansas, 11:21 a.m. W. Carolina at Auburn, 1 p.m. Florida at LSU, 2:30 p.m. Alabama at Kentucky, 6 p.m. AP Top 25 1. Alabama (55) 2. Oregon (5) 3. Clemson 4. Ohio St. 5. Stanford 6. Florida St. 7. Georgia 8. Louisville 9. Texas A&M 10. LSU 11. UCLA 12. Oklahoma 13. Miami 14. South Carolina 15. Baylor 16. Washington 17. Florida 18. Michigan 19. Northwestern 20. Texas Tech 21. Fresno St. 22. Oklahoma St. 23. N. Illinois 24. Virginia Tech 25. Missouri Record Pts 5-0 1,495 5-0 1,424 5-0 1,359 6-0 1,305 5-0 1,278 5-0 1,158 4-1 1,138 5-0 1,051 4-1 1,003 5-1 993 4-0 844 5-0 819 5-0 780 4-1 764 4-0 681 4-1 556 4-1 536 5-0 514 4-1 418 5-0 358 5-0 258 4-1 204 5-0 138 5-1 115 5-0 105 Pv 1 2 3 4 5 8 6 7 9 10 12 11 14 13 17 15 18 19 16 20 23 21 NR NR NR Pct. 1.000 .833 .800 .800 .600 .500 .400 Pct. .800 .800 1.000 .800 .500 .200 .500
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‚ÄúI‚Äôm not sore or anything. My leg‚Äôs good. Just trying to stay focused and trying to take it one day at a time.‚ÄĚ
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said after his first professional game in over 17 months.
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Thursday‚Äôs Game Cleveland 37, Buffalo 24 Sunday‚Äôs Games Green Bay 22, Detroit 9 New Orleans 26, Chicago 18 Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17 St. Louis 34, Jacksonville 20 Cincinnati 13, New England 6 Indianapolis 34, Seattle 28 Baltimore 26, Miami 23 Philadelphia 36, N.Y. Giants 21 Arizona 22, Carolina 6 Denver 51, Dallas 48 Houston at San Francisco, late San Diego at Oakland, late Open: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington Today‚Äôs Game N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 Carolina at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at New England, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Miami Monday, Oct. 14 Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. Major League Baseball Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT WILD CARD NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0
MSU men set for golf event
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. ‚Äď¬† Mississippi State‚Äôs fall men‚Äôs golf slate gets no easier this week as the Bulldogs meet a tough field in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate today and Tuesday in Vestavia Hills, Ala. Clay Homan‚Äôs squad brings an impressive 23-12 record into the 54-hole event at the par-70, 7,204-yard Old Overton Country Club. In addition to MSU, this year‚Äôs field also includes host Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, North Carolina-Charlotte, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas-San Antonio, UAB, UNLV and Vanderbilt. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve competed in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate for several years and it‚Äôs always a great field on a really good golf course,‚ÄĚ Homan said. ‚ÄúWe are looking to get back on track and playing the kind of golf that this team is capable of playing.‚ÄĚ The Bulldogs have turned in sixth- and seventh-place finishes the last two times out after opening up the season with a runner-up finish at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. Over that stretch, senior Chad Ramey has compiled two superb outings, finishing 8th and 11th respectively. With a tourney medalist and 19th-place finish already under his belt, fellow senior Joe Sakulpolphaisan will look to continue a solid final campaign for the Bulldogs after recoding a team-best 10 Top 25 finishes last season. Homan‚Äôs squad will play 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday. Follow @HailStateMG¬†on Twitter, Facebook and¬†Instagram¬†for news, photos and anything Bulldog golf related.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, left, speaks with Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly before Game 1 of the National League Division Series Thursday. The fourth game of the series gets played tonight on TBS at 8:30 p.m. (Photo by Dave Martin, AP)
Today MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS Noon MLB ‚ÄĒ ALDS, Game 3, Oakland at Detroit 2 p.m. TBS ‚ÄĒ NLDS, Game 4, St. Louis at Pittsburgh 5 p.m. TBS ‚ÄĒ ALDS, Game 3, Boston at Tampa Bay 8:30 p.m. TBS ‚ÄĒ NLDS, Game 4, Atlanta at Los Angeles NFL FOOTBALL 7:25 p.m. ESPN ‚ÄĒ N.Y. Jets at Atlanta
Association holds bowling event
The Pink Robbon Bowl, sponsored by Tri-Cities Bowling Association, is a fundraiser to help strike out breast cancer. The event takes place on Saturday, October 26 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Bulldog Lanes in Starkville on Highway 12 West. The format will be bowl three games with nine-pin no tap and the entry fee is $10 to be payed on the day of competition. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, contact Sue White at 662-3127308 or Tina Noah at 662-684-9952.
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Today High School Volleyball Choctaw County at Amory, 5 p.m.
22. Fresno State 5-0 23. Northern Illinois 5-0 24. Nebraska 4-1 25. Virginia Tech 5-1 325 169 125 97 21 23 25 NR Pittsburgh Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland 0 4 0 .000 69 110 West W L T Pct PF PA 5 0 0 1.000 230 139 5 0 0 1.000 128 58 2 2 0 .500 108 102 1 3 0 .250 71 91
Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Today: Boston (Buchholz 12-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 11-3), 6:07 p.m. (TBS) x-Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Tampa Bay, 8:07 or 8:37 p.m. (TBS) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:37 or 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Detroit 1, Oakland 1
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don‚Äôt even know if we had a touchdown, maybe one touchdown, coming into the season. I think that is just when you starting seeing guys making more and more plays.‚ÄĚ In the loss to the Tigers, junior Jameon Lewis had seven catches for 111 yards and one touchdown. He caught passes from both Dak Prescott and Tyler Russell and got in a rhythm with both. True freshman De‚ÄôRunnya Wilson caught two footballs for 80 yards, including a 59yard touchdown catch. It was the first of his career.
Others receiving votes: Auburn 61, Notre Dame 50, Nebraska 35, Wisconsin 29, Michigan St. 16, UCF 7, Arizona St. 3, Mississippi 3, Rutgers 2. USA Today Top 25 Poll Record Pts 1. Alabama (57) 5-0 1,544 2. Oregon (4) 5-0 1,486 3. Ohio State 6-0 1,379 4. Clemson (1) 5-0 1,356 5. Stanford 5-0 1,327 6. Florida State 5-0 1,188 7. Georgia 4-1 1,130 8. Louisville 5-0 1,105 9. Texas A&M 4-1 1,067 10. Oklahoma 5-0 964 11. LSU 5-1 953 12. South Carolina 4-1 833 13. UCLA 4-0 807 14. Miami (Fla.) 5-0 747 15. Baylor 4-0 698 16. Michigan 5-0 591 17. Florida 4-1 574 18. Northwestern 4-1 393 19. Washington 4-1 366 20. Oklahoma State 4-1 350 21. Texas Tech 5-0 336 Pvs 1 2 3 4 5 8 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 15 18 20 22
Sophomore defensive back Will Redmond will be active for the first time in his career this Saturday.
The Memphis native sat out last season, and missed the first five games of this season due to a suspension related to his amateur status. Redmond received improper benefits from a booster. He will get his first action of his career against the Falcons this weekend. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs officially our least experienced defensive back, except for one or two guys that are redshirting this year,‚ÄĚ Mullen said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôll be good. He‚Äôs worked hard. The one ting about Will (is) he‚Äôs been a good student. He‚Äôs worked hard. He‚Äôs done everything he‚Äôs supposed to do in his time here. Now he gets an opportunity to go finally play, which I‚Äôm really proud how he‚Äôs handled the whole situation.‚ÄĚ The banged up secondary could sure use Redmond, who will give Mullen another option at cornerback.
Others receiving votes: Missouri 86; Notre Dame 58; Wisconsin 29; Michigan State 16; Auburn 11; Central Florida 11; Oregon State 8; Rutgers 8; Arizona 4; Arizona State 4; Ball State 3; Brigham Young 2. National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 1 0 .800 95 70 Miami 3 2 0 .600 114 117 N.Y. Jets 2 2 0 .500 68 88 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 112 130 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 4 1 0 .800 139 79 Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 115 95 Houston 2 2 0 .500 90 105 Jacksonville 0 5 0 .000 51 163 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 3 2 0 .600 117 110 Cleveland 3 2 0 .600 101 94 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 94 87
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 2 3 0 .400 135 159 Dallas 2 3 0 .400 152 136 Washington 1 3 0 .250 91 112 N.Y. Giants 0 5 0 .000 82 182 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 0 0 1.000 134 73 Carolina 1 3 0 .250 74 58 Atlanta 1 3 0 .250 94 104 Tampa Bay 0 4 0 .000 44 70 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 3 2 0 .600 131 123 Chicago 3 2 0 .600 145 140 Green Bay 2 2 0 .500 118 97 Minnesota 1 3 0 .250 115 123 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 4 1 0 .800 137 81 Arizona 3 2 0 .600 91 95 San Francisco 2 2 0 .500 79 95
Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Today: Oakland (Parker 12-8) at Detroit (Sanchez 14-8), 1:07 p.m. (MLB) Tuesday, Oct. 8: Oakland (Straily 10-8) at Detroit (Fister 14-9), 5:07 or 7:07 p.m. (TBS) x-Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit at Oakland, 6:07 or 9:07 p.m. (TBS) National League Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1
St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Today: St. Louis (Wachia 4-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4), 3:07 p.m. (TBS) x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 5:07 or 8:07 p.m. (TBS) Los Angeles 1, Atlanta 1 Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Atlanta at Los Angeles, late Today: Atlanta (Garcia 4-7) at Los Angeles (Nolasco 13-11), 9:37 p.m. (TBS) x-Wednesday Oct. 9: Los Angeles at Atlanta, 8:37 p.m. (TBS)
Pirates edge Cardinals 5-3
By WILL GRAVES Associated Press PITTSBURGH ‚ÄĒ Pedro Alvarez and the Pirates kept that Jolly Roger flapping high above Pittsburgh. Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series. Alvarez pulled a grounder into right field that scored pinch-runner Josh Harrison from second base. Russell Martin followed with a sharp RBI single against reliever Kevin Siegrist, who took over after Carlos Martinez (0-1) faltered. The go-ahead single was the latest big hit by Alvarez. He homered in the first two games of the series and is 4 for 10 with four RBIs. Alvarez also kept the Pirates‚Äô famous flag flying high in October. ‚ÄúRaise the Jolly Roger!‚ÄĚ is the rallying cry for this wild-card team, now one victory from its first postseason series win since the 1979 World Series. Mark Melancon (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing Carlos Beltran‚Äôs tying home run in the top of the eighth. Jason Grilli worked the ninth for a save. Charlie Morton is set to start for the Pirates in Game 4 on Monday against rookie Michael Wacha. Beltran finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs. His 16th postseason home run moved him past Babe Ruth for eighth place in postseason history. Beltran‚Äôs shot temporarily silenced a rocking crowd at PNC Park. It also set the stage for another dramatic win by the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen led off the eighth with his second hit, a double to left. But the NL MVP candidate unwisely tried to advance on Justin Morneau‚Äôs grounder to shortstop and was an easy out at third. Harrison ran for Morneau and moved up when Marlon Byrd walked. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny turned to the lefty Siegrist to face the left-handed Alvarez. The Pittsburgh slugger tied for the NL lead with 36 homers in the regular season, but hit just .180 against lefties. Alvarez responded with his single between first and second. Martin then tried to drop down a squeeze bunt to score Byrd from third ‚ÄĒ he fouled it off, then lined a hit to left that gave Grilli more than enough cushion. Martin‚Äôs sacrifice fly off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead and turned the game over to Pittsburgh‚Äôs ‚ÄúShark Tank‚ÄĚ bullpen, one of the keys to the franchise‚Äôs first winning season and playoff berth in 21 years. Tony Watson worked around a one-out single in the seventh before giving way to Melancon in the eighth. Melancon stepped in capably for a while when Grilli, the All-Star closer, went down with a strained right forearm in July. But Melancon struggled down the stretch and his fourth blown save in the last three weeks came courtesy of Beltran, who knows a thing or two about delivering this time of year. Pirates starter Francisco Liriano dominated the Cardinals during the regular season, going 3-0 with an 0.75 ERA in his three starts against the NL‚Äôs highest-scoring team. He was electric in Pittsburgh‚Äôs wild-card win over Cincinnati last Tuesday, shaking off a sinus infection and baffling the Reds with a series of changeups and sliders that ended Cincinnati‚Äôs season and manager Dusty Baker‚Äôs tenure. The sharpness that fueled Liriano‚Äôs career-reviving year abandoned him after his first trip through the St. Louis lineup. He narrowly escaped the third inning when Matt Holliday lined to right with the bases loaded. Liriano wasn‚Äôt quite as fortunate in the fifth. Jon Jay led off with a single and Pete Kozma followed with a walk. After Joe Kelly struck out trying to bunt, a double steal set up Beltran‚Äôs two-run single. At 2-all, the Cardinals had matched their entire output against Liriano in their previous 28 innings. Liriano was matched nearly pitch for pitch by the unflappable Kelly. The 25-year-old right-hander has been rock steady all season, even as he moved from middle reliever to starter in July. Kelly welcomed the hostile environment, calling the sea of blackclad fans that awaited him one of the things a kid dreams about. The reality proved a little more unnerving, at least early. Nibbling at the corners, Kelly walked McCutchen with two outs in the first and Morneau followed with a line drive that smacked off the pitcher‚Äôs leg and rolled weakly behind the mound. Kozma‚Äôs rushed throw from shortstop skipped into the stands, putting runners in scoring position for Byrd. The well-traveled outfielder ‚ÄĒ who played in 1,250 regularseason games before reaching the playoffs for the first time ‚ÄĒ has been a welcome jolt both in the lineup and in the clubhouse for the Pirates. He delivered again, hitting a two-run single that put the Pirates ahead.
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‚ÄúIt‚Äôs just a few plays here and there,‚ÄĚ said Cutler, who was 24 of 33 for 358 yards and two touchdowns in Chicago‚Äôs second straight loss. ‚ÄúAgainst a team like that, the way they played offensively and ate up the clock it‚Äôs hard to rebound if you miss three or four plays in the game.‚ÄĚ It took a while for Brees to get started, but New Orleans‚Äô defense made sure he had plenty of time to get warmed up. The Saints sacked Cutler twice while limiting the Bears to one first down in the first quarter. Chicago had just 51 yards when it got the ball back with 5:57 left in the first half. After two field goals by Hartley ‚ÄĒ including a 19yard chip shot after Cutler fumbled on a sack by Malcolm Jenkins deep in Chicago territory ‚ÄĒ Brees started to find his rhythm. He connected with Graham on pass plays of 29 and 38 yards to get New Orleans to the 7 with 7:23 left in the half. This time, the Saints got into the end zone.
Brees rolled out on second down and flipped the ball to Pierre Thomas, who fought through D.J. Williams‚Äô tackle attempt and extended his right arm over the goal line for the 2-yard touchdown that made it 13-0 with 6:02 remaining. ‚ÄúWhen my name is called to do the job, I go out there and do my best,‚ÄĚ said Thomas, a Chicago native. ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs all I can really ask for. When my name is called, just go out there and perform.‚ÄĚ The Bears responded with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Jeffery‚Äôs TD. But they gave the ball back to Brees with 2:41 left in the half, plenty of time for the star QB to direct another scoring drive. Thomas had a big 2-yard run on fourth-and-1 from the Chicago 27, and then went 25 yards for the score on a screen play with 32 seconds remaining. Thomas‚Äô second TD reception made it 20-7 and was the result of a perfect call by Payton, who still has a deft touch when it comes to playcalling after missing last season as a result of the bounty scandal.
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Broncos defeat Cowboys 51-48
By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas ‚ÄĒ Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos stayed unbeaten after Tony Romo made one late mistake in a recordsetting game. Manning kept up his torrid pace with four touchdown passes, and Matt Prater kicked a 28yard field goal as time expired for a 51-48 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns, the first 500-yard game in Dallas history, but was intercepted by Danny Trevathan at the Dallas 24 in the final 2 minutes to set up Prater‚Äôs winning kick. The Broncos (5-0) got all the way down to the Dallas 1, then drained the clock to make sure Prater‚Äôs kick was the final play in a wild game. The teams combined for 1,039 yards of total offense in the second-highest scoring game in regulation since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, according to STATS. Cincinnati and Cleveland combined for 106 points in the Browns‚Äô 58-48 win in 2004. Dallas (2-3) took a 48-41 lead when Romo threw 79 yards to Dez Bryant to set up a 4-yard scoring toss to Cole Beasley. Manning, who threw for 414 yards, answered by leading a nine-play, 73-yard drive to Knowshon Moreno‚Äôs tying 1-yard score with 2:44 remaining. The Cowboys were on the verge of getting blown out early in the second half when they finally stopped Manning and forced a field goal. They later ended his streak of 227 passes without an interception when Morris Claiborne picked him off late in the third quarter. Dallas converted the turnover into a 41-38 lead on Romo‚Äôs 10-yard pass to Jason Witten, who had 121 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Broncos answered with a drive to Prater‚Äôs tying 50-yard field goal. The biggest momentum swing came on Romo‚Äôs 82-yard touchdown to rookie Terrance Williams that cut Denver‚Äôs lead to 35-27 in the third quarter. The Cowboys jumped ahead 14-0 in the first quarter. But the Dallas defenders just couldn‚Äôt stay with Denver‚Äôs receivers, and then Manning fooled them and the 92,758 watching his first game at the $1.2 billion home of the Cowboys with a bootleg for an easy 1-yard score and a 2817 lead. Denver lined up for what looked like a run on third down from the 1. But Manning had faked the handoff, and the roar from thousands of orange-clad Denver fans grew as they realized he was jogging toward the left corner of the end zone. Romo got Dallas in position for a 48-yard field goal by Dan Bailey just before halftime with a 38-yard completion to Williams, who had 151 yards receiving. Bryant had six catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Julius Thomas led the Broncos with 122 yards and two scores, Moreno had 93 yards rushing. Manning broke the record for TD passes through five games with his 19th on a 9-yard toss to Thomas in the second quarter. Daunte Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) signals at the line of scrimmage against Culpepper of Minnesota held the previous mark the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez, AP) with 18 in 2004.
Colts beat Seahawks
By MICHAEL MAROT Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS ‚ÄĒ Andrew Luck handed Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season. On a day, the Colts‚Äô offense struggled at times, Luck threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and Donald Brown put the Colts ahead with a 3-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter to knock off previously unbeaten Seattle. Luck led yet another fourth-quarter comeback, his ninth in 21 career games. He led the Colts on a long, methodical scoring drive to open the fourth quarter, capping it with Brown‚Äôs TD run and then throwing to Reggie Wayne for a 2-point conversion. Indy then used the clock on another long drive that ended with Adam Vinatieri‚Äôs 49-yard field goal. Wilson finished 15 of 31 for 210 yards with two TDs, one interception and ran 13 times for 102 yards. Marshawn Lynch ran 17 times for 102 yards. T.Y. Hilton had five catches for a career-high 140 yards. For the Seahawks (4-1), it was a loss that seemed every bit as inexplicable as last week‚Äôs victory in Houston. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is sacked by Seattle Despite playing without three starting offensive lineSeahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin in Indianapolis. (Photo by Brent R. men for the second straight week, Seattle dominated the Smith, AP)
first half, rushed for 218 yards and seemed to be in control for most of the game. Seattle lost its first regular-season game since Nov. 25 at Miami, ending a nine-game winning streak. The game featured two blocked kicks that wound up going for scores, a 73-yard TD pass from Luck to Hilton and two 2-point conversion tries by the Colts. But Seattle was just 2 of 12 on third down conversions, played the final nine minutes without a timeout and settled for too many field goals. It was a costly combination. But it didn‚Äôt look as if it would end this way when Seattle opened the game by driving for a field goal, a touchdown and then got a safety after a blocked punt to make it 12-0 with 4:53 left in the first. The Colts rallied with the long TD pass to Hilton and took the lead when Delano Howell returned a blocked field goal 61 yards for a TD. Seattle led 19-17 at the half and appeared to take control in the third quarter after settling for two quick field goals to make it 25-17. But Luck hooked up with Hilton again, this time on a nifty 29-yard throw down the sideline to cut the deficit to 25-23 with 4:16 left in the third. Brown gave Indy the lead for good early in the fourth, after coach Chuck Pagano won a challenge on a thirddown spot that turned a fourth down into a first down. The Colts were in control the rest of the way.
Bengals end Brady‚Äôs streak, edge Patriots 13-6
From Wire Reports CINCINNATI (AP) ‚ÄĒ BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran 1 yard in the fourth quarter for the game‚Äôs only touchdown, and the Cincinnati Bengals ended Tom Brady‚Äôs long streak of touchdown passes in defeating the previously unbeaten New England Patriots. The Bengals (3-2) sacked Brady four times and kept New England (4-1) out of the end zone on a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Adam ‚ÄúPacman‚ÄĚ Jones picked off Brady‚Äôs desperation pass inside the 5-yard line with 16 seconds left to clinch it. Brady had thrown a touchdown pass in 52 straight games, second-longest in NFL history behind Drew Brees. The Patriots were held out of the end zone for the first time since a 16-9 loss to the Jets on Sept. 20, 2009. and went three-and-out on his first five series before guiding Tennessee to 17 straight points in the second half. Charles put the Chiefs ahead to stay, and they intercepted Fitzpatrick twice in the final 6:14. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including a 48-yarder. zone until Rodgers found Jones on an 83-yard completion down the left sideline for a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter. It provided enough of a cushion for a defense that had the luxury of facing the Lions minus star receiver Calvin Johnson, out with a knee injury. Penalties also bogged down Detroit. The Packers extended their winning streak in Wisconsin over the Lions to 23.
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. ‚ÄĒ Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to put the Baltimore Ravens ahead with 1:42 left, and they withstood a frantic comeback bid. Ryan Tannehill completed a 46-yard pass to Brandon Gibson on fourth down to keep Miami‚Äôs hopes alive, but Caleb Sturgis then missed a 57-yard field goal attempt wide left with 33 seconds to go. The Ravens (3-2) bounced back from a loss last week at Buffalo and won on the road for the Chiefs 26, Titans 17 first time this season. The Dolphins (3-2) lost their second game in a row. NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‚ÄĒ Jamaal Charles Baltimore moved 34 yards to set up Tucker‚Äôs scored a 1-yard touchdown with 6:23 left, and game-winning field goal, his fourth of the day. the Chiefs rallied to keep up their perfect start. The Ravens ran for a season-high 133 yards, The Chiefs (5-0) are off to their best start and Joe Flacco threw for 269 yards. since 2003, when they won their first nine games. This win came despite blowing a 13-0 Packers 22, Lions 9 halftime lead in this early AFC showdown between these surprising teams bouncing back afGREEN BAY, Wis. ‚ÄĒ James Jones caught a ter losing seasons. long touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and The Titans (3-2) couldn‚Äôt have been more the Packers defense contained the undermanned out of synch in the first half with Ryan Fitzpat- Lions. rick starting for Jake Locker, sidelined with his Mason Crosby kicked five field goals. The sprained right hip. He missed his first five passes Packers‚Äô offense struggled to get into the end
Eagles 36, Giants 21
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ‚ÄĒ Nick Foles threw for two touchdowns and led four scoring drives after taking over for an injured Michael Vick late in the second quarter, and Philadelphia kept the Giants winless. Foles threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 25 yards to Brent Celek and 5 yards to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak by forcing three interceptions by Eli Manning in the fourth quarter. Vick left the game with a hamstring injury late in the second quarter. LeSean McCoy added a 1-yard touchdown run and Alex Henery kicked five field goals for the Eagles, who gained 439 yards in total offense. David Wilson scored on a 5-yard run for the Giants (0-5) and Manning threw two touchdowns to Rueben Randle in the third quarter to give New York a 21-19 lead.
Newton seven times, once for a safety, and intercepted him on three occasions to overcome a sluggish offensive performance. Daryl Washington, back after serving a fourgame suspension for violating the NFL‚Äôs substance abuse policy, had two sacks and an interception for Arizona (3-2). Calais Campbell had two sacks, one for Arizona‚Äôs first regular-season safety in nine years, the other forcing a game-clinching fumble. Karlos Dansby also had two sacks and an interception. Carolina (1-3), playing for the first time since a 38-0 victory over the New York Giants two weeks ago, managed only Graham Gano‚Äôs field goals of 22 and 51 yards. Arizona‚Äôs Carson Palmer threw for a touchdown but was intercepted three times.
Rams 34, Jaguars 20
ST. LOUIS ‚ÄĒ Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes and Matt Giordano‚Äôs 82-yard interception return was one of several big plays from the St. Louis defense against winless Jacksonville. Austin Pettis‚Äô 31-yard TD catch with 5:45 to go was his second of the day and put the Rams (2-3) up by two scores. St. Louis, which had trailed by double digits in every game, established control with a 17-point second quarter after Jacksonville (0-5) had a pair of early leads. Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his left hamstring in the third quarter. Rookie Cardinals 22, Panthers 6 left tackle Luke Joeckel was carted off with a GLENDALE, Ariz. ‚ÄĒ Arizona sacked Cam right ankle injury in the first.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) You are a very independent sign, yet you demonstrate an ability to keep your eye on the big picture. You interact well with a partner who clearly has different ideas. The fact that you are looking for the optimum path to success wins over others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Defer to others, and keep in mind that you can‚Äôt force them to think as you would like them to. You still can be involved, but you might not be the dominant player that you typically are. Fun opportunities will open up in response to this change. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You believe that a lot can happen and be established if you encourage a free exchange of ideas and let everything happen as it needs to. By releasing your need for control, you‚Äôll allow more creativity. You might want to sit on a problem for now. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your playful side emerges when dealing with others. Remember, not everyone feels as carefree as you do. Though you might be tuned in to your feelings, it is important to examine what is going on with those around you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Tension seems to build at the slightest setback. You even might decide to stay home and work from there, if possible. You could be off-kilter until you hear from a loved one or a child. Focus on your foundations and try to remain centered. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You will want to understand what is happening with a close associate, neighbor or relative. Instead of playing the guessing game, make the call. This person simply might not want to talk; however, should you get a response, be sure not to push. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Do not allow your more possessive side to take over. How you see a money matter might be a lot different from how someone else sees the same situation. Try not to get involved if your views are too different. You have a unique style of communicating. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Pull back and distance yourself from a trying matter. You will see life from a totally different perspective as a result. You also might feel much more together than you have in a very long time. You have no need to get involved in an argument right now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You might want to revisit a personal matter. Discussions need to be caring and not forced too much in someone else‚Äôs face. You have witnessed this problem build up, and you might want to make a suggestion. In this case, however, the less said the better. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Zero in on your priorities quickly and efficiently. You know what is reasonable and what needs to occur in order to expand and head in a new direction. You seem so much more contained and pleased than you have in the recent past. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) As nice as you might want to be with someone, you could find that you have a problem. Understand what is happening within your immediate circle, but also recognize the need for leadership. Are you ready to step up to the plate?
on This Day...
October 7, 1973
ACADEMY VOLS POST FIRST CAREER WIN OVER MACON
Starkville Academy, for the first time ever in regular season play, defeated Central Academy of Macon, 42-7, last night on Volunteer field before the largest crowd of the season. The power running of Duncan McKenzie and Mark Gentry, teamed with the outside speed of Duke Pylant proved to be too much for the outmanned Vikings. In the first half alone the Vols totalled over 230 yards on the ground. The blue and gray clad Volunteers took the lead early in the first quarter on a fake field goal play, a 24-yard touchdown pass by Mark Gentry to tailback Duncan McKenzie, who lined up as an end on the play. Charlie Lindey added the first of the four PAT‚Äôs of the night to make the scoreboard read, 7-0. Linley also provided the next points for the Starkville squad when he hit a 26-yard field goal on the opening play of the second period. The game began to show signs of the route it would eventually turn out to be when Starkville Vols mounted a 64-yard drive to run the score to 16-0. Duncan McKenzie blasted offtackle from the four for the tally. Less than two minutes had elapsed before the Vols added another touchdown. Duke Pylant, the Vols speedy wingback who ran for more than 100 yards last night, raced 54 yards following a Glen Pickard pitchout to run the score to 23-0. A Glen Pickard to Steve Hamilton 27 yard TD pass at the close of the half gave Starkville a 30-0 lead at the half. Although it was obvious to most everyone in the stands that the game was already won by the Starkville 11, the Macon gridders continued to play determined football during the second half and finally scored at the close of the game. Jeff Terrill, the Central fullback, scored their touchdown with less than a minute left in the game on a dive up the middle. Joe Hunter added the PAT to finalize scoring for the night at 42-7. The third quarter opened much the same way as the first period did with a long drive by the Vols concluded with a 12-yard scoring pass from Pickard to tight end Greg Jones, all alone in the end zone. The score then ran 36-0. Starkville returns to East Central AA Conference action next Friday night when they travel to Brandon to play the Brandon Academy Rebels.
THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER.
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 7 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
Here‚Äôs How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You see and understand some of the miscommunications that are occurring. Your detachment permits this perspective. If you decide to help, you could lose this objectivity. Be caring no matter which way you decide to go.
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High School Football
M onday mornin g q u arter b acks
eye on JACKETS
Danny P. Smith
Choctaw County keeps on coming together as team
arlier last week, Jamarcus Bradley said teams had better watch out for Choctaw County this season because their time was now. The Chargers quarterback was speaking in reference to those that said with the area schools combining, it might take a while for success to come their way. After starting out the season 5-1, it seems as though Bradley‚Äôs prediction might be coming true. On Friday night, it certainly looked as though Choctaw County was on the same page as it defeated Raleigh 48-25 to win its first Class 3A game. Several things stood out in the contest first of which was the defensive presence. Sure it was a high scoring contest, but a good amount of the credit goes to the men on the other side of the ball that provided six turnovers in the first half. T.C. Hatchett came through with two of those turnovers as he managed to pick off Raleigh‚Äôs quarterback twice. A mishandled punt resulted in the next turnover which allowed the Chargers to set up for their first score of the night. An interception from Woody Vowell placed Choctaw County on the Raleigh 10 and allowed for the third Charger touchdown. The team got two more interceptions before the break compliments of Clay Grissom
SHS keeps improving on the field
Eye on CHARGERS
he Starkville Yellowjackets weren‚Äôt as sharp as they could have been on offense last Friday night, but in a winning situation, there can be a reason to smile. After a 35-0 homecoming victory against Northwest Rankin, the Jackets improved their records to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in Class 6A, Region 2. The path for Starkville seems like the one it took last season on the way to the Class 5A State championship. The Jackets started the season 1-3 in the non-region slate, then won 11-straight games to claim the title. This is not necessarily a prediction that SHS can complete a similar type of run this year, because there are still some tough games ahead, but the Jackets have a team that‚Äôs getting better. Much of Friday‚Äôs success for Starkville was due to the performance of senior quarterback Princeton Jones. Jones completed 12-of-23 pass attempts for 230 yards and
Freshman Willie Gay celebrates Starkville High School homecoming victory over North West Rankin on Friday night. (Photo by Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography) three touchdowns. He rushed for another score. With his passing yards, Jones has gone over the 1,000-yard mark for the season (1,071). The biggest statistic going for Jones against Northwest Rankin was he did not throw an interception. For the season, Jones increased his touchdowns total to 14, while his interceptions stayed at seven. If Jones continues to put together stretches where he‚Äôs having positive plays and not making mistakes, then he‚Äôs going to lead the Jackets to many more victories. There was some bad news for SHS when junior running back and starter Jacquez Horsley went down on the first offensive play from scrimmage with an ankle injury. Horsley went into the game with 537 yards on 115 carries, a 4.7 yards per carry average for the Jackets, and three touchdowns. SHS coach Jamie Mitchell said following the game that Horsley may be out a couple of weeks and knows his offense can‚Äôt do without him for very long. The Jackets play their second region game in three weeks when they make the trip to Greenville-Weston to play the Hornets. This can be a trap game for Starkville if it‚Äôs not careful. It is sandwiched in between home games with the next one being a tough Madison Central squad. The Jackets have to sharpen their stinger this week in practice, especially with the running game, to make sure there‚Äôs no slip up in Greenville. 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.
and Marquel Kennedy, allowing Choctaw County to safely win the turnover margin. Defense is not the only area where Choctaw County pulled it all together. The running combo of Hatchett and Tay Edwards stood strong all night. Add in Bradley running from the quarterback position and the Chargers are equipped with a great running game. It is still early in division play, but with all the success seen by Choctaw County, it feels safe to say the team has confidently joined forces and after a strong showing against Raleigh, the team seems poised to back up Bradley‚Äôs statement about the time being now.
Jason Edwards is the high school writer for Starkville Daily News. The opinions expressed in this story are his and not necessarily the views of the Starkville Daily News or its staff.
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