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Monday, June 16, 2014
Vo l u me No . 1 1 0 , I s s u e No . 1 6 7
5 0 Ce n t s
2: Around Town
4: Forum
5: Weather
6: Sports
9: Comics
10: Classifieds
Hargrove strengthens university;
works with local reading programs
Nancy Hargrove has left an impact on several
pieces of the Starkville community.
Hargrove is a retired Mississippi State University
William L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emerita of
English. She was heavily involved in the university’s
honors program and English Department during her
years at the university.
MSU Provost Jerry Gilbert said he first knew
Hargrove when he was an undergraduate student in
the early 1970s.
“I didn’t have her as an instructor,” he said. “She
was, at the time, one of the young faculty in the
English Department and honors program. She was
regarded as one of the rising stars in the English De-
partment. Over the years, she continued her excel-
lence at the university.”
Hargrove received recognition in 1995 as a John
Grisham master teacher and has traveled abroad on
five Fulbright Grants to France, Belgium, Sweden
and Austria.
“Fulbrights are a government-funded program
that Sen. William Fulbright (D-Arkansas) estab-
lished to promote international exchange,” Gilbert
said. “You have to apply for them, so it’s a competi-
tive process where you have to compete with others
around the country who also want to travel abroad.
Typically our faculty take them during sabbaticals,
which they have about every seven years if they want
to take them. She’s gone on a number of Fulbrights
as faculty. She loves traveling and talking to people
all over the world.”
It was on one of her trips abroad, to Paris, that
she met Guy Hargrove, whom she later married.
“We met in Paris in 1963,” Guy said. “We were
married two months later. Then I went to Iowa to
Retired Mississippi
State University professor
of English Nancy Hargrove
has worked to strengthen
literary programs in several
aspects of the community.
Hargrove has worked with
several organizations,
including the Starkville
Public Library and
university honors program.
(Submitted photo)
Above: Scott County
Extension Agent Jason Hurdle
(center) holds a beehive tray
full of honey as Mississippi
State University Extension
Service Apiculture Specialist
Jeff Harris (left) explains the
structure and workings of the
hive to a group of campers at
MSU’s Bug and Plant Camp.
The camp is one of the
university’s oldest and kicked
off for the 21st time Sunday.
At left: Riley Sullivan, a
California middle school
student, hunts for a dragonfly
during the opening day of the
MSU Bug and Plant Camp.
Campers had time to look
around a farm for insects
Sunday as part of the camp’s
first-day activities.
(Photos by Alex Holloway,
Associated Press
JACKSON — Nearly two decades ago, Hank T. Holmes oversaw
the release of records from the defunct Mississippi Sovereignty Com-
mission, a segregationist agency that spied on civil rights workers.
Holmes and his staff had to get the files — boxes of reports and yel-
lowed newspaper clippings — into a computerized form that could be
searchable while preserving the identities of those who sought to have
their names redacted under a federal court order.
Holmes will retire next year after 42 years with the Mississippi De-
partment of Archives and History, including nine years as executive
Preparing for release of the Sovereignty Commission files was an
onerous task.
“One of the most touching things was that older folks would come
in with their grandchildren — old folks who were in the records — and
sit down at a terminal and talk with them about the way things were,”
Holmes said this past week. “Those were things that showed me we
were fulfilling the mission of preserving our history.”
The Sovereignty Commission was created in 1956. It spied on civil
rights workers and sought to bypass federal mandates for voting rights
and racial integration.
Gov. Bill Waller vetoed its funding in 1973, forcing it to become
inactive. In 1977, lawmakers voted to seal the records for 50 years.
However, the ACLU sued and in 1989 a federal judge ruled the files
should be public and set privacy safeguards.
Reporters and researchers converged in Jackson from all over the
country on March 17, 1998, for a chance to dig into the digitized
files of the Sovereignty Commission.
Before documents’ release, there had been speculation the files
could contain secrets about Ku Klux Klan killings and even include
the names of civil rights figures who may have been on the commis-
sion payroll.
While some documents raised eyebrows __ the watchdog agency
had dispatched a spy to the scene near Philadelphia, Mississippi,
to sketch a map of where the bodies of three murdered civil rights
workers were buried in 1964 — there were no major revelations.
“I think that some people had been expecting some sensational
stories coming out of that (release of documents) and there weren’t
many, if any,” Holmes said. “But it was — and remains to me— very
chilling to read through those documents and see what activities the
state was involved in with its citizens.”
To promote a segregated society and hush news unflattering to
that cause, the commission hired a public relations officer and pro-
duced propaganda films to depict race relations in the best possible
light. The agency subverted members of the black press by spreading
rumors and misinformation about the civil rights movement and en-
joyed the cooperation of some of the state’s most influential white-
owned newspapers and broadcasters.
The commission hired investigators, many retired FBI and state
Highway Patrol officers, recruited and paid informants who report-
ed from within the civil rights movement and scanned articles in
publications from around the country for information on the activi-
ties of movement leaders.
The files released showed the commission kept track of anyone
and anything even remotely considered a threat to white supremacy.
The documents, some hand-scribbled by commission underlings on
scraps of paper or newspaper clippings, show the commission’s spy
See HARGROVE | Page 3
See ANALYSIS | Page 3 See KFC | Page 3
Holmes oversaw
Mississippi spy
files’ release
KFC probes whether scarred
girl was asked to leave
From Wire Reports
JACKSON — KFC Corp. says it’s investigating al-
legations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a
3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed
other patrons. The company is also giving $30,000 toward
Victoria Wilcher’s medical bills, a spokesman said Sunday.
The allegation about KFC was made Thursday on
“Victoria’s Victories,” a Facebook page following Victoria
Wilcher’s recovery from a pit bull attack in April. The ad-
ministrator posted a photo showing Victoria smiling shyly
in spite of her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch,
and wrote, “Does this look scary to you? Last week at KFC
in Jackson this precious face was asked to leave because her
face scared the other diners.”
KFC posted an apology the next morning, requesting
“As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday,
we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of
hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated
by KFC,” spokesman Rick Maynard wrote Sunday in an
email to The Associated Press. “Regardless of the outcome
of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria’s fam-
ily and are committed to assisting them. The company is
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To submit announcements, email
uRotary Meeting —
The Starkville Rotary Club
will meet at 11:45 a.m.
at the Starkville Country
Club. The speaker will be
Duffy Neubauer with the
Starkville Civil War Arse-
nal, who will just have re-
turned from the battlefield
for a reenactment of the ses-
quicentennial of the battle
at Brice’s Crossroads. Eddie
Keith will introduce him.
uCivitan Club Meeting
— Starkville Civitan Club
will meet Monday at noon
at McAlister’s Deli.
uVacation Bible School
— New Zion U.M. Church
will be having Vacation Bi-
ble School Monday through
Friday from 6-8 p.m. night-
ly. The theme for VBS is
“Workshop of Wonders —
Imagine and Build With
God.” The church is located
at 2169 South Montgomery
St. Pastor Tyrone Stalling,
Sr. invites the public to at-
uPinterest Seminar —
Learn how to use the fastest
growing social media site,
Pinterest, at the Oktibbeha
County Extension Service
on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.
You will learn to discov-
er pins and create boards
about topics and ideas that
interest you. You will need
your e-mail address and
password or your Facebook
login to register for Pinter-
est. Call 323-5916 to sign
uMission Mississippi
Meeting — Mission Mis-
sissippi Starkville will meet
Thursday at 6 pm at Second
Baptist Missionary Church,
located at 314 Yeates St. in
Starkville. The topic will be
“Brainstorming Racial Is-
sues.” Interested individu-
als are invited! For more
information, contact Bill
Chapman at 546-0010 in
Starkville, or Mission Mis-
sissippi at 601-353-6477.
uLions Club —
Starkville Lions Club cel-
ebrates their Awards Night
with a dinner on Thursday
at 6:30 p. m. in Harvey’s
Restaurant banquet room.
District officials attending
include past international
director Howard Jenkins
of Columbus, district gov-
ernor Jerry Lightsey of
Batesville, and zone chair-
man Jane Collins of Maben.
Melvin Jones Fellow will
be awarded to Omis Avant
posthumously and to Bever-
ly Hammett, and Leo Club
Service awards to Lynn In-
fanger and Cynthia Milons.
Members are requested to
call club secretary Annette
Johnson to register your at-
uLiving Word Chris-
tian Center — Pastor Rich
Castle and the Living Word
Christian Center would like
to invite the public to join
them in worship. Services
will be Sundays at 10:30
a.m. at Laquinta Inn &
Suites located 982 High-
way 12, East Starkville. For
more information, call 662-
uNAACP Meeting —
Oktibbeha County Branch
of the NAACP month-
ly meeting are held ev-
ery second Thursday at 6
pm at Oktibbeha County
Courthouse Main St. Con-
tact president Chris Taylor
662-617-3671 or Willie E.
Thomas Sr. 662-418-9687
for information.
u YTA Summer Per-
forming Arts Program —
Register for Youth Taking
Authority (YTA) Summer
Performing Arts Program!
Learn and rehearse skits,
dances, and musical produc-
tions created just for you.
Perform for your family
and friends, wear and keep
fabulous costumes and do
it all while gaining invalu-
able performing experience!
Registration is open until
May 1. Classes start Satur-
day, May 3 at 1 pm in the
aerobics room of Starkville
Sportsplex. The group will
perform “Center Stage” at
a local festival event this
summer. For more informa-
tion or to pre-register for
YTA Performing Arts Sum-
mer Program at Starkville
Sportsplex, call Stefanie
Ashford at (662) 268-7747.
u Clover Leaf Gar-
den Club Meeting — The
Clover Leaf Garden Club
meets the first Wednesday
of the month at 1 p.m. at
the Starkville Sportsplex.
For more information, call
323-3497. u ABE/GED
Classes — Free ABE/GED
classes are offered at the
Emerson Family School and
the J.L. King Center. Emer-
son classes are from 8 a.m.
- 7 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 8 a.m. - 3
p.m. Friday and are held
at 1504 Louisville Street.
J.L King classes are from
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday
- Thursday and are held at
700 Long Street. Call 324-
4183 or 324-6913 respec-
tively for more information.
u Starkville School
District — SSD Lunch
Applications for 2013-14
school year now available.
The Office of Child Nutri-
tion is now located on the
north end of the Hender-
son Ward Stewart Com-
plex. Office hours are Mon-
day through Friday from 7
a.m. to 3 p.m. The Office
of Child nutrition has also
completed the direct certi-
fication process for families
who automatically qualify
for certain benefits and ser-
vices. For more information
contact Nicole Thomas at
nthomas@starkville.k12. or 662-615-0021.
u Storytime — Maben
Public Library will have
storytime at 10 a.m. on Fri-
days. Lots of fun activities
along with a story with Ms.
Mary. Children ages 3-6 are
u Mini Moo Time —
The Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12
holds Mini Moo Time at 9
a.m. every Thursday. There
are stories, activities, and
crafts for kids six and under.
The event is free.
u BrainMinders Puppet
Show — Starkville Pilot
Club offers a BrainMind-
ers Puppet Show for groups
of about 25 or fewer chil-
dren of pre-school or lower
elementary age. The show
lasts about 15 minutes and
teaches children about head
/brain safety. Children also
receive a free activity book
which reinforces the show’s
safety messages. To sched-
ule a puppet show, contact
Lisa Long at LLLONG89@
u Dulcimer and More
Society — The Dulcimer
& More Society will meet
from 6:15-8 p.m. every first,
second, fourth and fifth
Thursday in the Starkville
Sportsplex activities room
and play at 3 p.m. on the
third Saturdays at the Car-
rington Nursing Home. Jam
sessions are held with the
primary instruments being
dulcimers, but other acous-
tic instruments are welcome
to join in playing folk mu-
sic, traditional ballads and
hymns. For more informa-
tion, contact 662-323-6290.
u Samaritan Club meet-
ings — Starkville Samari-
tan Club meets on the sec-
ond and fourth Monday
of each month at 11:30
a.m. in McAlister’s Deli
(Coach’s Corner). All po-
tential members and other
guests are invited to attend.
The Samaritan Club sup-
ports Americanism, works
to prevent child abuse, pro-
vides community service and
supports youth programs.
For more information, email
com or call 662-323-1338.
Please see our website:
u Worship services
— Love City Fellowship
Church, at 305 Martin
Luther King Jr. Drive in
Starkville, will hold wor-
ship services at 11 a.m. every
Sunday. Apostle Lamorris
Richardson is pastor.
u OSERVS classes —
OSERVS is offering mul-
tiple courses for the com-
munity and for health care
professionals to ensure read-
iness when an emergency sit-
uation large or small arises.
If interested in having OS-
ERVS conduct one of these
courses, feel free to contact
the agency’s 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 OSERVS, 501
Highway 12 West, Suite 130
during those same hours.
Fees are assessed per partici-
pant and include all neces-
sary training materials.
u Writing group — The
Starkville Writer’s Group
meets the first and third Sat-
urday of the month at 10
a.m. in the upstairs area of
the Bookmart and Cafe in
downtown Starkville. For
more information, contact
Debra Wolf at dkwolf@ or call 662-323-
u Square dancing —
Dancing and instruction on
basic steps every Monday
7-9 p.m. at the Sportplex
Annex, 405 Lynn Lane. En-
joy learning with our caller
and friendly help from expe-
rienced dancers. Follow the
covered walk to the small
building. Look us up on
Facebook “Jolly Squares”.
u Dance team applica-
tions — KMG Creations
children dance company
“The Dream Team” is cur-
rently accepting dance ap-
plications for the 4-6 year
old group and 10-18 year
old group. For more infor-
mation, call 662-648-9333
or e-mail danzexplosion@
u Noontime devotional
study — Join a group of
interdenominational ladies
for lunch and discussion
about the book “Streams in
the Desert” from noon to 1
p.m. resuming Jan. 7 at the
Book Mart Cafe in down-
town Starkville. For more
information, please call 662-
uQuilting Group Meet-
ing — The Golden Triangle
Quilters Guild meets the
third Thursday of the month
at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville
Sportsplex Community
Building. All levels of quil-
ters are welcome. Contact
Gloria Reeves at 418-7905
or Luanne Blankenship at
323-7597 for more informa-
u Senior Yoga — Trin-
ity Presbyterian Church of-
fers free senior yoga class
at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays. The church is lo-
cated at 607 Hospital Road
in Starkville.
u Veteran volunteering
— Gentiva Hospice is look-
ing for veteran volunteers
for its newly established “We
Honor Veterans” program.
Volunteers can donate as lit-
tle as one hour per week or
more. For more information,
call Carly Wheat at 662-615-
1519 or email carly.wheat@
uMSU Philharmonia —
Pre-college musicians look-
ing for a full orchestra expe-
rience 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 ex-
perience 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 Rich-
ard Human at or 662-
325-8021, and string players
should contact Shandy Phil-
lips at
or 662-325-3070.
u Line dancing — The
Starkville Sportsplex will
host afternoon line dancing
in its activities room. Begin-
ners-1 Line dancing is held
11 a.m. to noon, and Begin-
ners-2 Line dancing is held
noon to 1 p.m. For more in-
formation, call Lisa at 662-
u Rule 62: Alcoholics
Anonymous meetings —
The Rule 62 Group of Al-
coholics Anonymous meets
at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at
7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Jo-
seph’s Catholic Church. Par-
ticipants are encouraged to
use the office entrance off
the rear parking lot. Anyone
with a desire to stop drink-
ing is welcome to attend.
For more information, call
u Al-Anon meeting —
The Starkville group meets
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays up-
stairs at Episcopal Church of
the Resurrection. Call 662-
323-1692, 662-418-5535 or
u Clothing ministry —
Rock Hill Clothing Ministry
will be opened every Tues-
day, Thursday and Saturday
from 8-11 a.m. The ministry
is open to the public and is
located across the street from
Rock Hill United Methodist
Church at 4457 Rock Hill
Road. For more informa-
tion, contact Donna Poe at
662-323-8871 or 662-312-
uCelebrate Recovery —
Fellowship Baptist Church
hosts Celebrate Recovery
every Tuesday at 1491 Frye
Rd. in Starkville. A light
meal starts at 6 p.m. and the
program begins at 6:45 p.m.
Child care services are pro-
vided. For more information
and directions to the church,
call 662-320-9988 or 662-
u Healing rooms —
From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every
Monday, Starkville Heal-
ing Rooms provide a lov-
ing, safe and confidential
environment where you
can come to receive healing
prayer for physical healing,
encouragement, or other
needs. Our teams consist of
Spirit-filled Christians from
different local churches.
No appointment necessary.
Rooms are located upstairs
in the Starkville Sportsplex
located at 405 Lynn Lane in
Starkville. For more infor-
mation, call 662-418-5596
or email info@worldafla- and visit
u Alcoholics Anony-
mous — The Starkville A.A.
Group meets six days per
week downstairs at the Epis-
copal Church of the Resur-
rection. Call 327-8941 or
for schedules and more in-
uPEO Chapter N meet-
ing — The PEO Chapter N
meeting is held 9 a.m. the
second Thursday of each
month. PEO is an organi-
zation of women helping
women reach for the stars.
For more information about
monthly meetings contact
Bobbie Walton at 662-323-
u Senior Center ac-
tivities — The Starkville
Senior Enrichment Center
on Miley Drive will host
Party Bridge on Mondays
and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
Senior Game Day will be
held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
and Thursdays, and Stitch-
ing with Marie will be held
Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2
p.m., with afternoon visit-
ing following. For more
information, call 662-324-
u Alzheimer’s meetings
— The Starkville Church
of Christ (1107 East Lee
Blvd.) will host the monthly
meeting of the Alzheimer’s
Support Group on each
first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
to encourage and support
caregivers of those suffer-
ing from Alzheimer’s Syn-
drome. For more informa-
tion, call 323-1499.
u Health workshops —
A series of free workshops
on health and fitness for
all ages will be held on the
first and third Mondays of
each month at West Oktib-
beha County High School
at 39 Timberwolf Drive in
Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662-
u Gentle Yoga — Gen-
tle yoga will be held Tues-
days and Thursdays at 9:30
a.m. at Trinity Presbyte-
rian Church at 607 Hospi-
tal Road in Starkville. The
course is free and tailored to
u Community call-in
prayer service — The Pe-
ter’s Rock Temple COGIC
will sponsor a call-in prayer
service for those in need on
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon
and Sundays 9-11 a.m.
Leave your name, number
and prayer request and the
Prayer Team will contact
you. Call 662-615-4001.
u SLCE Cancer Sup-
port Group — The SCLE
Cancer Support Group will
meet every first Thursday of
the month at 6 p.m. at Sec-
ond Baptist Church on 314
Yeates St. in Starkville. Call
662-323-8775 or 601-527-
u Project HELP —
Project HELP with Family
Centered Programs and the
Starkville School District
is a grant funded project
that can assist “homeless”
students in the district and
provides school uniforms,
school supplies, personal
hygiene items, and\or in-
school tutoring. Call Mamie
Guest or Cappe Hallberg at
ing volunteers who wish to
make a difference in the life
of a young student by prac-
ticing reading and arithme-
tic with them in a one-on-
one session for one hour per
week. Call 662-323-3322.
u Sassy Sirens Game
Day — On the first
Wednesday of each month
at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens
will host a Game Day at
the Senior Citizens Build-
ing “Fun House.” RSVP to
u Starkville Writer’s
Group — The Starkville
Writers’ Group will meet
on the first and third Sat-
urday of each month at the
Book Mart in downtown
Starkville. Contact Stan
Brown at spb107@msstate.
u Brotherhood break-
fast — Men and boys are
welcome to attend a broth-
erhood breakfast at Austin
Creek Church of Christ Ho-
liness (USA) at 2298 Tur-
key Creek Rd. in Starkville
every second Saturday of
the month at 8 a.m. fol-
lowed by yard work at 10
a.m. Attendees are asked to
bring yard supplies. Officer
elections will be held at the
end of the year. Call Willie
Thomas at 662-323-2748.
u Casserole Kitchen
— The Casserole Kitchen
serves free meals to anyone
in need from 6-6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
and lunch is served on Sat-
urdays at 11:30 a.m. All
meals will be served in the
Fellowship Hall (ground
floor) of First Presbyterian
Church in Starkville. Call
uFree childbirth class-
es — To pre-register, call
320-4607. Free childcare
and snacks are provided.
Space is limited.
uTutoring — New Cen-
tury Mentoring & Tutoring
Summer Program, Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m. un-
til 6 p.m. For students pre-
K through sixth grade. For
more information, call 662-
418 3930.
u Longview Baptist
Church — Longview Bap-
tist Church, 991 Buckner
St., Longview, has Sunday
school at 10 a.m., morning
worship at 11 a.m., disciple-
ship training at 5:15 p.m.,
evening worship at 6 p.m.
and Wednesday prayer meet-
ing at 6:30 p.m. For more
informatin, contact Pastor
Larry W. Yarber at 662-
769-4774, or email ynymin-
uBeth-el M.B. Church
— Beth-el MB Church,1766
MS Highway 182 West,
Starkville, has morning wor-
ship at 8 and 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,
children’s church on sec-
ond Sundays at 10:45 a.m.,
midmorning Bible study on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. and a
prayer meeting on Wednes-
days at 6:30 p.m. For more
information contact 662-
u Volunteer Starkville
— Have you been looking
for the right volunteer op-
portunity for you? Or maybe
you are a nonprofit organi-
zation needing help recruit-
ing volunteers for your cause
or event? We at Volunteer
Starkville can help you find
volunteer opportunities that
match your interests and can
assist your organization in
your volunteer recruitment
efforts at no cost.Contact
us today by phone (662)
268-2865 or email at info@, and
be sure to visit our website
at www.volunteerstarkville.
u Volunteer with Gen-
tiva Hospice — Gentiva
Hospice is looking for dy-
namic volunteers to join our
team. Areas of interest may
include home visits, phone
calls, letter or card writing,
and crafts or baking for pa-
tients. Volunteers can do-
nate as little as one hour per
week or much more. Also,
we are looking for Veter-
an volunteers for our “We
Honor Veterans” program.
Contact Dori Jenrette at
662-615-1519 or dori.jen-
uDisaster Action Team
— American Red Cross is
seeking volunteers to join
the Disaster Action Teams
(DAT) to respond to disas-
ters as soon as possible in
order to help anyone who
has been affected. Training
is required and provided by
American Red Cross. Inter-
ested volunteers may contact
Cheryl Kocurek at 842-6101
or cheryl.kocurek@redcross.
u Crisis line volunteer
— Contact Helpline seeks
volunteers to take phone
line shifts in four- to eight-
hour segments answering
the Crisis lines. This is great
for students learning in the
psychology and family stud-
ies field and for elderly or
retired individuals looking
to give back to the commu-
nity. Volunteers must attend
a comprehensive crisis train-
ing class. For more informa-
tion, contact Kat Speed at
327-2968 or contactgtrv-
u Food and clothing
ministry — The Rock Hill
United Methodist Church
will hold a free clothing
and canned food ministry
from 8-11 a.m. each Mon-
day, Tuesday and Saturday.
For more information, call
Donna Poe at 323-8871 or
Pastor Jerome Wilson at
u Knitting Guild —
The Golden Triangle Knit-
ting Guild meets on the
fourth Thursday of every
month from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
in Room #204 of the First
United Methodist Church
in Starkville (200 Lampkin
Street). Knitters of all skill
levels are welcomed! For
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The Oktibbeha County School District will hold a public hearing on
its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2015 on June 30,
2014 at 5:00 o.m. at 106 West Main Street. At this meeting, a proposed
ad valorem tax effort will be considered. The Oktibbeha County School
District is now operating with a projected total budget revenue of
$11,045,154.31. Of that amount, 31.25 percent or $3,451,952 of such
revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For next fiscal year, the
proposed budget has total projected revenue of $11,267,695.42. Of
that amount 31.98 percent or $3,603,289 is proposed to be financed
through a total ad valorem tax levy. For the next fiscal year, the proposed
increase in ad valorem tax effort by Oktibbeha County School District
may result in an increase in ad valorem tax millage rate. Ad valorem taxes
are paid on homes, automobile tags, business fixtures and equiptment,
and rental property. Any citizen of Oktibbeha County School District
is invited to attend this public hearing on the proposed ad valorem tax
effort, and will be allowed to speak for a reasonable amount of time and
offer tangible evidence before any vote is taken.
tentacles reached into almost
all areas of Mississippi life,
from small black church gath-
erings to college campuses.
Apparently, there was
nothing off limits. Even writ-
ing down license tag num-
bers of cars parked outside
NAACP meetings was an as-
signment in order to identify
those who attended.
Holmes said some people
were disappointed when they
dove into the documents.
“And one of the things
about the opening of the
documents was that some
complained their names were
not in there — it was a sort of
a badge of honor with some
folks,” he said.
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finish my doctorate and she went to
Wisconsin to work on her masters.”
Nancy earned her doctorate a few
years later at the University of South
Carolina. Then she moved with Guy to
Starkville to take up a teaching opportu-
nity at Mississippi State.
“It was a good opportunity for us be-
cause very few universities offered posi-
tions to two people,” Guy said. “She was
selected to teach as an assistant professor
of English, and I was in the music de-
partment. Since then she’s been selected
as a distinguished professor and has
written three books,
Guy said Nancy’s literary work ex-
tended beyond her teaching at the uni-
versity. She’s actively worked with the
Starkville Public Library for a number of
years and has also served as president of
Starkville Reads.
“She’s done a lot of programing for
the library — designed it and developed
it for us and all kinds of things,” said Li-
brary Director Ginny Holtcamp. “Most
recently she’s headed up our ‘Cup and
Chaucer’ Café. We have afternoon pro-
grams on different books and poems and
similar subjects that she’s helped us with.
She’s gotten storytellers for our kids’
Gilbert said Nancy also played an
important role in strengthening the uni-
versity honors program and continues to
assist the university, even in her retire-
“She was very active in the honors
program and was a teacher from the
1970s until she retired,” he said. “She
has contributed to the academic excel-
lence of honors students for decades.
She still comes back to events on cam-
pus. She has participated in events with
our Maroon Edition program, where we
select a book for incoming students to
read over the summer if they choose to.
I believe she participates in the selection
process for getting those books chosen.
“I was also just talking to her the
other day at the Community Market
about her most recent book,” Gilbert
added. “I’m getting a copy to take to Phi
Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society)
in Washington D.C. She’s a Phi Beta
Kappa member herself and has been a
strong advocate of getting a chapter at
Mississippi State. She’s been instrumen-
tal in the efforts to get Phi Beta Kappa
at MSU.”
Beyond her work in strengthening lit-
erary programs in the community, those
who know Nancy says she’s a friendly,
engaging person.
“She’s very personable,” Guy said.
“She loves to talk to people and greet
them. She’s been a great mother and
now grandmother to five grandchil-
Gilbert said Nancy’s outgoing per-
sonality made her a good teacher during
her time at the university.
“She’s very engaging to students,” he
said. “She wants to challenge and bring
out the best in them. From that stand-
point, she’s quite a stimulus and motiva-
tor for students. She’s always striving for
excellence in everything she does. I’ve
viewed her as a real academic leader on
campus for a number of years.”
Guy said Nancy still finds time for
some hobbies between all her commu-
nity involvement. He noted tennis as
one of her favorite pastimes.
Gilbert also noted Nancy’s love
for tennis and said it played a part in
strengthening his friendship with her.
“My wife has played tennis with Nan-
cy for about 20 years,” he said. “She’s an
excellent tennis player and continues to
play. In recent years, I’ve gotten know
her through that and interactions with
her and Guy. It’s been a great friend-
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making a $30,000 donation to
assist with her medical bills.
The entire KFC family is be-
hind Victoria.”
Her grandmother Kelly
Mullins said Victoria had just
been to a doctor’s when they
stopped at the restaurant. She
ordered mashed potatoes for
Victoria because she thought
the hungry child could swal-
low the soft food without
She says she was then ap-
proached by an employee.
“They just told us, they said,
‘We have to ask you to leave
because her face is disrupt-
ing our customers,’” she told
Victoria wept all the way
home and now is embarrassed
by her appearance — some-
thing that wasn’t the case be-
fore, Mullins said.
“She won’t even look in
the mirror anymore,” Mullins
said. “When we go to a store,
she doesn’t even want to get
out” of the car.
Victoria was attacked by
pit bulls at her grandfather’s
home. The dogs broke her
nose, both jaws, cheekbones
and right eye socket; the right
side of her face is paralyzed
and she lost that eye, accord-
ing to her Facebook site. Her
bottom jaw was reconstructed
but she needs a feeding tube
and must grow more bone in
her face before more surgery is
possible, it states.
The page’s administrator
wrote Sunday that “Victoria’s
Victories” had gone from 250
people praying for Victoria to
The page had more than
32,500 “likes” on Sunday.
A message posted Friday
evening by another Mississippi
KFC franchisee, Dick West of
West Quality Food Service in
Laurel, offered “a big KFC
picnic” for the child and her
West also wrote that he
knows the Jackson restaurant
owners “and they have never
in the 50 years they have oper-
ated in Jackson allowed anyone
coming into their restaurants
to be treated with dis-respect.”
In a message to the AP, he
wrote, “I am sure KFC will
make their finding public as
soon as the facts are in. In the
meantime, I offered to treat
Victoria to a picnic because
regardless of the outcome of
the investigation, she has been
thru more than any little girl
should and I wanted to give
her a special treat.”
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Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review
Associated Press
DENVER — A Colorado man loses custo-
dy of his children after getting a medical mari-
juana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple
growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-
protection authorities after an ex-husband says
their plants endangered kids.
And police officers in New Jersey visit a
home after a 9-year-old mentions his mother’s
hemp advocacy at school.
While the cases were eventually decided in
favor of the parents, the incidents underscore
a growing dilemma: While a pot plant in the
basement may not bring criminal charges in
many states, the same plant can become a piece
of evidence in child custody or abuse cases.
“The legal standard is always the best inter-
est of the children, and you can imagine how
subjective that can get,” said Jess Cochrane,
who helped found Boston-based Family Law
& Cannabis Alliance after finding child-abuse
laws have been slow to catch up with pot pol-
No data exist to show how often pot use
comes up in custody disputes, or how often
child-welfare workers intervene in homes
where marijuana is used.
But in dozens of interviews with lawyers
and officials who work in this area, along with
activists who counsel parents on marijuana and
child endangerment, the consensus is clear:
Pot’s growing acceptance is complicating the
task of determining when kids are in danger.
A failed proposal in the Colorado Legisla-
ture this year showed the dilemma.
Colorado considers adult marijuana use le-
gal, but pot is still treated like heroin and other
Schedule I substances as they are under federal
law. As a result, when it comes to defining a
drug-endangered child, pot can’t legally be in a
home where children reside.
Two Democratic lawmakers tried to update
the law by saying that marijuana must also be
shown to be a harm or risk to children to con-
stitute abuse.
But the effort led to angry opposition from
both sides — pot-using parents who feared the
law could still be used to take their children,
and marijuana-legalization opponents who ar-
gued that pot remains illegal under federal law
and that its very presence in a home threatens
After hours of emotional testimony, law-
makers abandoned the effort as too complicat-
ed. Among the teary-eyed moms at the hear-
ing was Moriah Barnhart, who moved to the
Denver area from Tampa, Florida, in search of
a cannabis-based treatment for a daughter with
brain cancer.
“We moved here across the country so we
wouldn’t be criminals. But all it takes is one
neighbor not approving of what we’re doing,
one police officer who doesn’t understand, and
the law says I’m a child abuser,” Barnhart said.
Supporters vow to try again to give law
enforcement some definitions about when the
presence of drugs could harm children, even if
the kids don’t use it.
“There are people who are very reckless with
what they’re doing, leaving marijuana brown-
ies on the coffee table or doing hash oil extrac-
tion that might blow the place up. Too often
with law enforcement, they’re just looking at
the legality of the behavior and not how it is
affecting the children,” said Jim Gerhardt of
the Colorado Drug Investigators Association,
which supported the bill.
Colorado courts are wading into the ques-
tion of when adult pot use endangers kids. The
state Court of Appeals in 2010 sided with a
marijuana-using dad who lost visitation rights
though he never used the drug around his
The court reversed a county court’s decision
that the father couldn’t have unsupervised visi-
tation until passing a drug test, saying that a
parent’s marijuana use when away from his or
her children doesn’t suggest any risk of child
But child-endangerment standards remain
murky in Colorado, with wide disparities in
how local child-protection officers and law
enforcement approach pot, said Rob Corry,
a Denver lawyer who successfully argued the
father’s custody appeal.
Corry, who helped Colorado’s 2012 cam-
paign to legalize recreational marijuana, said
the main thrust of the effort was to treat pot
like alcohol.
“Think of brewing beer. You’ve got a
constitutional right to do it. There’s noth-
ing wrong with it. Marijuana should be just
as simple — you just keep it on a high shelf,
right next to your vodka. But in practice, this
is not how law enforcement treats marijuana,”
he said.
In the absence of legal guidelines, a grow-
ing network of blogs counsel parents in how
to deal with police or child-protection agen-
cies concerned about parental marijuana use,
including one, Ladybud, run by legal-pot ac-
tivist Diane Fornbacher.
She said she moved to Colorado this year
after child-protection workers visited her fam-
ily in New Jersey after a teacher alerted offi-
cials when her son mentioned hemp — pot’s
non-hallucinogenic cousin — at school.
“They said, ‘We’re just here to help.’ Emo-
tionally, my brain was like, ‘My kids! My kids!’
My mama bear instinct kicked in,” she said.
The need for better standards about when
marijuana endangers kids is growing by the
day, said Maria Green, a Lansing, Michigan,
mother who lost custody of her infant daugh-
ter for three months last year.
Green grows pot to treat her husband’s
epilepsy, and though Michigan’s medical mari-
juana law states parents shall not be denied cus-
tody or visitation with a child for following the
statute, a legal dispute with her ex-husband led
to her daughter being placed with a grandpar-
ent until it was resolved.
The ex-husband who brought the complaint
declined an interview until talking with his
“I never in a million years thought that they
were going to take my daughter,” Green said.
“I know that there’s a place for child protec-
tion, but I would love to see it used to protect
kids from being actually hurt.”
In this April 29 photo, mother of child with cancer Moriah Barnhart plays with her three year
old daughter Dahlia at their home in Colorado Springs. Barnhart, frustrated with mainstream
medical treatments and facing the possibility of intervention by child protective authorities,
moved to Colorado to treat Dahlia using what some describe as cutting edge cannabis
medication. Hundreds of parents in similar situations find themselves at the center of a debate
about how far government can and should reach when parents push against legal boundaries
to save their childrens’ lives. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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VA reform bill important to restoring public trust, credibility
The recently released internal
audit by the Veterans Affairs Depart-
ment and a preliminary report by
the VA’s Office of Inspector General
(IG) paint a heartbreaking picture of
veteran care in America. The reports
show that egregious delays in treat-
ment and manipulated records at a
VA hospital in Phoenix where 18
veterans died while on waiting lists
are not isolated issues but part of a
wider crisis affecting the medical care
of veterans across the nation.
The magnitude of this negligence and mis-
management has rightly stirred alarm and out-
rage. According to the internal audit, more
than 57,000 veterans have been waiting three
months or more for their first appointments.
Likewise, 13 percent of hospital schedulers have
been directed by supervisors to make long wait
times look shorter than the 14-day deadline.
The interim IG report drew similar conclusions,
revealing that “inappropriate sched-
uling practices are a systemic prob-
lem nationwide” and more than 42
VA facilities are under review.
FBI Criminal Investigation
Given these troubling findings, I
joined 20 Senators in calling for a
criminal investigation by the Justice
Department to ensure that those re-
sponsible are held accountable. On
June 11, the FBI launched a probe to determine
any criminal wrongdoing, including whether
VA administrators lied about patient wait times
to qualify for bonuses.
Swift action and sweeping reforms are im-
portant to restoring public trust and credibility
in the VA system. Gross mistreatment of our
veterans is inexcusable and an affront to their
service and sacrifice. These brave Americans
have earned the best health care available and
deserve to receive it in a timely manner. We
have an obligation to see that the system no lon-
ger fails those that it is supposed to serve.
Congress Demands Patient
Choice, Accountability
That is why I cosponsored the “Veterans
Choice Act of 2014” shortly after learning of
the VA tragedies. The legislation would give
veterans more control over their health care
and more choices when faced with long wait
times. Veterans who live more than 40 miles
from a medical center, for example, would be
able to choose a doctor outside the VA sys-
These ideas were soon incorporated into
broader bipartisan legislation, which recently
passed the Senate by a vote of 93-3. A re-
lated bill was passed unanimously in the
House. Once the differences between the two
bills are reconciled, it will go the President to
become law. In addition to offering veterans
private-sector care, the Senate bill, authored
by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and John
McCain (R-Ariz.), would establish 26 new
VA medical facilities, hire more doctors and
nurses, and allow the VA Secretary to fire or
demote employees for poor job performance.
As a senior member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, I remain ready to uti-
lize every resource to ensure our veterans re-
ceive the first-rate medical services they have
earned. Restoring confidence in high-quality
patient care in Jackson, Biloxi, Memphis, or
wherever our veterans choose to seek it is cru-
cial to the reform effort. The problems that
have emerged at the VA in recent weeks are
a terrible wake-up call, but it is encouraging
that Congress has seized this opportunity to
rebuild and restore faith in the system.
Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout
Who knew the House
Appropriations Com-
mittee would rush to
load the gun for Jackson
County voters?
Last week I wrote that
Jackson County voters
played Russian roulette
with their economic fu-
ture by voting for chal-
lenger Chris McDaniel
over Senator Thad Co-
chran, the only member
of Mississippi’s congres-
sional delegation with enough se-
niority to fund ships for Ingalls Ship-
Days later, the House Appropria-
tions Committee – going against the
House and Senate Armed Services
Committees – dropped funding from
its 2015 defense ap-
propriations bill for the
next amphibious warship
(LPD 28) to be built by
That puts approxi-
mately 3,000 Ingalls’ jobs
on the firing line.
Saving these jobs now
depends on Cochran’s
ability to revive funding
in the Senate next month,
then having the clout to
push funding through a
House-Senate conference committee
later this summer.
That would take significant clout
in usual circumstances. If Jackson
County and other Mississippi vot-
ers shoot down Cochran in the
June 24th runoff, he may not retain
enough clout to get it done. You
saw how quickly House Republican
Leader Eric Cantor lost his.
This is a case study for all counties
with military-related jobs.
The Navy and Marine Corps dras-
tically need more amphibious war-
ships as older ships retire faster than
new ones get built.
“If you asked me, ‘What’s your
biggest shipbuilding concern,’ it’s
‘get the amphibs out,’” Navy CNO
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert told
reporters after testifying before Con-
gress, report-
The Navy is already planning next
generation amphibious warships, la-
beled LX(R)s, that would use a vari-
ant of Ingalls’ LPD hull. “It’s a very
flexible hull, particularly from the
main deck on down, [that] can easily
be transitioned to LX(R),” said Brian
Schires of Rolls Royce-North Ameri-
ca, chairman of the Amphibious War-
ship Industrial Base Coalition.
The House and Senate Armed Ser-
vices Committees included LPD 28
in the 2015 Defense Authorization
Act last month as “an industrial base
bridge” to LX(R) production. Build-
ing ships on an uninterrupted sched-
ule provides stability and predict-
ability “that allows you to keep your
costs down and your quality up,” said
The House Appropriations Com-
mittee action would interrupt produc-
tion and supply chains, eliminate jobs,
and cause significant delays and costs
to start-up LX(R) production. Worse,
it would destroy Ingall’s competitive
advantage to land the contract for the
new warships.
Jockeying among senior Repub-
licans on the House Armed Services
and Appropriations Committees on
what to fund and what not to fund
demonstrates the great value of se-
McDaniel appeared in Jackson
County last week boasting he would
“fight for Ingalls.” His willingness to
fight would mean nothing until he
could gain meaningful seniority 12 or
more years in the future.
For several years yet, Thad Co-
chran is the only one with enough
clout to get ships funded and protect
Ingalls jobs.
Crawford ( is a
syndicated columnist from Meridian.
Monday, June 16, 2014 • Starkville Daily News • Page 5
The Oktibbeha County School District Board of Education will hold
a public hearing for the purpose of presenting the proposed FY 2014-
2015 school district budget. Public input and comment regarding the
budget will be received at this time. The hearing will be held on June 30,
2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the Oktibbeha County School
District administrative building. The offices are located at 106 West
Main Street, Starkville, MS. The public is invited to attend.
The Starkville School District will hold a public hearing on its
proposed school district budget for fscal year 2015 on Tuesday, June
24, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Greensboro Center.
At this meeting, a proposed ad valorem tax effort will be considered.
The Starkville School District is now operating with a projected total
budget revenue of $46,446,442. Of that amount, 34.2 percent or
$15,893,118 of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes.
For next fscal year, the proposed budget has total projected revenue
of $47,525,722. Of that amount, 38.9 percent or $18,526,154 is
proposed to be fnanced through a total ad valorem tax levy. For the
next fscal year, the proposed increase in ad valorem tax effort by the
Starkville School District may result in an increase in the ad valorem
tax millage rate. Ad valorem taxes are paid on homes, automobile
tags, business fxtures and equipment, and rental real property. Any
citizen of the Starkville School District is invited to attend this public
hearing on the proposed ad valorem tax effort, and will be allowed
to speak for a reasonable amount of time and offer tangible evidence
before any vote is taken.
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A piece of tamale history saved
Delta Democrat-Times
GREENVILLE — Years of dedica-
tion and hard work finally forced this
Hot Tamale Machine into retirement.
It wasn’t just the typical run-of-
the-mill hot tamale machine either as
it didn’t make just any hot tamale. It
made a name for itself after producing
Doe’s Eat Place’s famous hot tamales,
enjoyed by locals and visitors to the
Delta, alike.
The late Dominick “Doe” Signa,
who opened the restaurant with his
wife, Mamie, in 1941, purchased this
Hot Tamale Machine in 1950.
“That was the first electric machine
that daddy got,” said Charles Signa,
who now owns the restaurant with
other family members. “He got it
from San Antonio, Texas. Before that
machine, they were making the tama-
les by hand.”
It put in more than 50 years of la-
bor, producing, he estimated, more
than 14 million hot tamales.
But in 2006, it retired — though
it still works, Signa said — and sat
in the front kitchen of the restaurant,
often overlooked by the restaurant’s
regular customers and many visitors.
Today, the Hot Tamale Machine —
which is rather large with two metal
tubes, used for holding the corn meal,
ground beef and Doe’s secret formula,
and a long conveyer belt — has found
a new home inside the Greenville His-
tory Museum, where it’s nearly im-
possible for visitors to overlook it.
Benjy Nelken, curator of the mu-
seum, said he was more than thrilled
to add it to his collection of iconic
Greenville pieces after talking to
“Baby” Doe Signa, Charles’ nephew.
The nephew said there was no lon-
ger room for it in the original Nel-
son Street restaurant, which isn’t all
that big for the many customers who
walk through the entrance, greeted
by a grill, before being seated in the
kitchen area or in one of the two din-
ing rooms.
Signa’s main concern, Nelken said,
was he wasn’t ready to completely let
it go.
“I said bring it on over,” he said,
adding he still has memories of watch-
ing the machine push the tamales out
of the spout and stream them down
the conveyer belt.
“I remember going to Doe’s one
afternoon, and it was running. They
had about 70 people sitting at tables,
wrapping them in shucks. It looked
like a factory, an industry. I remem-
ber thinking, ‘I didn’t know Doe’s
employed so many people,’” he said.
With Greenville being dubbed the
Hot Tamale Capital of the world, the
co-chairmen of the Delta Hot Tamale
Festival said they appreciate the Sig-
nas donating the machine to the mu-
seum for public display.
“This is a piece of history, of
Greenville history and hot tamale his-
tory,” said Anne Martin, one of the
three chairmen of the festival.
The machine, covered in dust and
grease, with remnants of tamales in
the tubes on the plunger, will be a
draw for visitors to the festival, co-
chairman Valerie Lee said, adding that
the machine will also bring people
into the Greenville History Museum,
giving them yet another opportunity
to explore the city’s rich history.
“We thought people would enjoy
looking at Doe’s old machine,” Signa
This year’s Delta Hot Tamale Fes-
tival is set for Oct. 16-18.
In this photo taken on May 31, Valerie Lee, left, and Anne Martin, co-chairs of
the Delta Hot Tamale Festival, and Benjy Nilken, the museum’s curator, pose with
Doe’s Eat Place’s first electric hot tamale machine on display at the Greenville
History Museum in Greenville, Miss. The late Dominick “Doe” Signa, who opened
the restaurant with his wife, Mamie, in 1941, purchased the machine in 1950. (AP
Photo/The Delta Democrat-Times, Sarah Kramer)
Classes — The Missis-
sippi Modern Homestead-
ing Center offers classes
in crochet, knitting and
other fiber arts, including
help on specific projects.
Classes are held Fridays at
11 a.m. and Wednesdays
at 6 p.m. Cost is $14, or
$9 for MMHC members.
For more information, call
(713) 412-7026 or email
u Bible Study — I Am
Somebody Restoration
Outreach Women/Children
Destiny Foundation will
begin a Bible study from
10 a.m. to noon each Tues-
day at 2031/2 N. Lafayette
St. The theme is “Get Up
Woman.” Shavell Rice is
the evangelist. Contact her
at 662-418-7132 for more
u Adult Piano Lessons
— Mississippi State will of-
fer a series of 10 evening
classes for adults who want
to learn the basics of piano.
The one-hour sessions be-
gin at 5:30 and are orga-
nized by Jackie Edwards-
Henry. Only 10 spaces are
available, filled on a first-
come, first-serve basis. Cost
is $150. For more infor-
mation contact Edwards-
Henry at 662-325-2864 or
u Starkville/MSU Com-
munity Band — Starkville/
MSU Community Band is
looking for Golden Triangle
area residents with previous
band experience to join.
The band meeta on Mon-
day evenings during spring
semester from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. in the MSU
Band Hall. The band will
perform two concerts dur-
ing the semester. Anyone
with previous band experi-
ence is welcome to come,
even if it’s been a few years
since you’ve played. We also
invite high school students
who are at least 15 years old
with one or more years of
band experience to join us
as well. For more informa-
tion, contact Dr. Craig Aar-
hus ( at the MSU Band
Hall (325-2713).
uNAACP Youth Meet-
ing — The NAACP Youth
Council will meet every sec-
ond Thursday at the Court
House at 6 p.m., along
with the Oktibbeha County
NAACP meeting. We will
electing for new youth of-
fice positions, for more
information call Youth
Advisory Shavell Rice at
On the horizon
uFirst Aid Class —
American Heart CPR, First
Aid, and AED certification
will be taught by OSERVS
Instructor, Vanessa Wil-
son, RN. This class will
be taught in the OSERVS
board room June 26 begin-
ning promptly at 5:30 p.m.
OSERVS newly located in
the Synergetics Building,
501 Highway 12 West,
Starkville. The cost of this
course is $55 per person
and covers all materials.
Space is limited. To reserve
your place in this class or
for more information please
call 662-384-2200.
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Mississippi State sports go to
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Page 6
Monday, June 16, 2014
For a more in depth look at your favorite
local prep team’s sports go to
our web site and click on
Jason’s Prep Sports Blog banner.
MSU women winners under Brown-Lemm
Ginger Brown-Lemm took over the Missis-
sippi State women’s golf program with a mind-
set of not settling.
The Hope, Ark., native wanted her Bulldog
squad to not only compete in the Southeastern
Conference, but nationally against some of the
best teams in the NCAA.
Brown-Lemm became the sixth head coach
in MSU history in 2010 and did something no
other coach had done. She led the Bulldogs to a
NCAA Championship appearance and has taken
them to back-to-back NCAA Championship ap-
pearances the last two seasons.
“Coach (Leigh) Phillips and I talked a whole
lot when we first got here about what we want-
ed for our program,” Brown-Lemm said. “It’s
passion and it’s belief that you’re just as good as
anybody else.”
Golfweek did an article on MSU and Brown-
Lemm mentioned how they “put on their pants
just like anybody else.”
Translation: the Bulldogs are not intimidated
when they step up to the first tee.
“You really have to believe that you’re just as
good, you’re just as qualified and you have just
as good of facilities as anybody else,” Brown-
Lemm said. “It’s that belief that started the turn-
Brown-Lemm played
at the University of Texas
and was a All-Southwest
Conference selection
during here time with
the Longhorns.
She got her first head
coaching job at Arkansas
State and helped improve
the team’s scoring aver-
age by 12 shots, while
guiding two of her play-
ers to medalist finishes.
So Brown-Lemm has experience in bringing
a new culture to a program like she is doing
“We have been able to see some unbeliev-
able things by belief and system,” Brown-Lemm
said. “For us to be able to go from a 315 scoring
average for 18 holes to a 293 over the course of
time, it’s just amazing to me what having be-
lief in a system can do. It boils down to com-
mitment and belief. You don’t mind doing the
things every day that get you there.”
Brown-Lemm has set the bar high at MSU
with recruiting and brought in one of the best
classes in 2011. That freshman class was ranked
the fifth best in the country according to Golf-
The biggest key in that class was Fulton’s
Ally McDonald.
“When I committed to play here at Missis-
sippi State, my main focus was to build this pro-
gram and to be a part of a program that could
soon be in competition for a national champi-
onship,” McDonald said. “If I didn’t believe, I
wouldn’t have come here.”
McDonald has been a big key in the success
of the Bulldogs. She has won numerous tourna-
ments and has placed in the top five 18 times.
She also took the individual title at last year’s
Central Regional helping propel MSU to a third
place finish and its first-ever appearance in the
NCAA Championship.
The Bulldogs finished last in 2013’s NCAA
Championship, but took sixth place at this
year’s event.
“This has been an unbelievable year,” Brown-
Lemm said. “It shows you what belief can do, it
shows you what hard work, process and sticking
to a plan (can do).”
McDonald garners most of the attention.
At MSU, she has won three events, but has
also played in numerous amateur tournaments
around the country.
She just got done playing for Team USA in
the Curtis Cup this past week and will play in
this week’s U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst
No. 2
With all the attention on McDonald, Brown-
Lemm has not seen her put that ahead of what
the Bulldogs want to accomplish as a team.
“Her goal is to compete individually, but
never is there a time that she puts team second,”
Brown-Lemm said. “That example from her and
Rica Tse (is that) they always put the team first.”
MSU has a nucleus of golfers returning.
Along with McDonald, senior Tse, sopho-
more Ji Eun Baik and sophomore Jessica Peng,
the Bulldogs will hope to continue that success
this year.
MSU has several players who didn’t partici-
pate in many tournaments this year, but will get
their chance this year.
The Bulldogs lose only one senior in Mary
Langdon Gallagher, so there is a good bit of
experience returning.
Brown-Lemm has pointed to Gallagher pick-
ing MSU over other various schools as one of
the first building blocks.
“(She) is another main staple of why we
are where we are,” Brown-Lemm said. “Mary
Langdon has led on the golf course with her
The Bulldogs reached an all-time new low
this season with a school-record best 880.44
scoring average for 54 holes.
See MSU | Page 7
Kaymer closes
out wire-to-wire
US Open victory
Associated Press
PINEHURST, N.C. — Martin Kaymer returned to the
elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the
A forgotten star for two years while building a complete
game, Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway
at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday to become only the seventh
wire-to-wire winner in 114 years of the U.S. Open.
Kaymer closed with a 1-under 69 — the only player from
the last eight groups to break par — for an eight-shot victory
over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, the two-time heart
transplant recipient and the only player who even remotely
challenged the 29-year-old German.
So dominant was Kaymer that no one got closer than four
shots over the final 48 holes.
Only a late bogey kept Kaymer from joining Tiger Woods
and Rory McIlroy as the only players to finish a U.S. Open in
double digits under par. He made a 15-foot par putt on the
18th hole, dropping his putter as the ball fell into the center
of the cup, just like so many other putts this week.
“No one was catching Kaymer this week,” Compton said,
who closed with a 72 to earn earned a trip to the Masters next
April. “I was playing for second. I think we all were playing
for second.”
Martin Kaymer holds up the trophy after winning the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., on Sunday. (Photo by Eric Gay, AP) See KAYMER | Page 7
SBA completes the season,
focused on younger areas
Starkville Baseball Association is all about
doing what it takes to make sure there is base-
ball offered to the area kids.
With that in mind, the league decided to
change things up a bit this year in order to ac-
commodate some of its younger players.
“We are doing some things to enhance our
younger area,” SBA president Randy Carlisle
said. “This year we did a modified coach pitch
with the 6-year-olds where they could take
pitches, but if they couldn’t hit it they would
put it on the tee.”
Carlisle said moving forward, SBA plans to
expand the 6-year-old coach pitch into a stan-
dard league offering. This new addition would
not be in place of the traditional t-ball, but in-
stead would be an added bonus for those chil-
dren that are a bit more advanced in the game,
but are just not ready to move up and play with
the older kids.
“We will still offer the t-ball kids that option,
but you also have a coach pitch option at that
age,” Carlisle said. “People were already mov-
ing kids around to get them in the coach pitch,
but in all honesty, they are just not physically
and mentally ready to play with those upper age
While there are changes taking place to keep
SBA in line with what the athletes are wanting,
the main focus of the association has not wa-
vered since its inception years ago which is to
simply “offer baseball” and a “learning of the
“We want to offer baseball and let them play
the games,” Carlisle said. “We want them to un-
derstand the basics and the fundamentals of the
game. If you don’t make errors, you put the ball
in play and you make routine plays, you will be
pretty successful.”
Doing the little things right is what it takes
to win baseball games and SBA seems to be do-
ing those little things right on and off the field.
By constantly working to teach the basics of the
game, making the necessary changes and consis-
tently maintaining facilities, the SBA will once
again play host to some of the state’s All-Star
Starkville will host the Coach Pitch 7 State
Tournament July 4-6. Following that, the 12
All-Star State takes place here on July 11-13.
SBA will have teams in both tournaments as
well as in the 8-, 9-, 10- and 11-year-old areas
and if history is any indication, Starkville will
be well represented throughout All-Star season.
“When you look and go back, Starkville is
always one of the top teams at these tourna-
ments,” Carlisle said. “That has been proven
since I have been over it the last four or five
years and even before that. The kids knowl-
edge, talent and how they have been coached
has them mentally and physically prepared.
They understand what has to happen to be
get experience
during summer
The Starkville Yellowjackets are get-
ting experience on the baseball field this
With six games per week between his
varsity, junior varsity and junior high
teams, SHS baseball coach Travis Gar-
ner has plenty of opportunities to evalu-
ate talent.
Garner knows that lack of depth and
trying to do different things in certain
situations have led to some losses this
summer, but he sees the benefit of the
strategy in the future.
“We’re trying to get these kids go out
and play as much as we can, teach them
on the run and put them in as many
game situations as we can because it
beats practicing,” Garner said. “The real
games come six or eight months from
now and we’ll be ready to go. These
guys will get 50, 60 and 70 at-bats this
summer and add to that experience.”
Garner believes he has a solid one-
two punch in his pitching rotation with
Justin Conner and Colbey Rivers.
The Jackets are looking to develop
more capable arms behind them.
See JACKETS | Page 7
Justin Conner throws a pitch for Starkville High
School last season. (Photo by Lee Adams)
Monday, June 16, 2014 • Page 7
James Kaymer
The overall career record for LeBron
James in five NBA Finals series.
“You want to win majors in your
career, but if you can win one
more, it means so much more.”
Martin Kaymer said after winning
the U.S. Open by eight-shots.
Youth Baseball
All-Star Tournament
CP 7 State Tournament – Starkville July
CP 7 World Series – Southaven July 18
CP8 State Tournament – West Point July
CP8 World Series – Southaven July 23
9 State Tournament – Grenada July 4-6
9 World Series – Southaven July 18
10 State Tournament – Eupora July 11-
10 World Series – Southaven July 25
11 State Tournament – Winston County
July 4-6
11 World Series – Southaven July 18
12 State Tournament – Starkville July
12 World Series – Southaven July 25
(10-year-old and 12-year-old 1st place
advances to World Series)
(Any team participating in other state
tournaments are eligible to compete in
World Series)
College Baseball
NCAA College World Series Glance
At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Omaha, Neb.
All Times EDT
Double Elimination
x-if necessary
Saturday, June 14
UC Irvine 3, Texas 1
Vanderbilt 5, Louisville 3
Sunday, June 15
TCU 3, Texas Tech 2
Game 4 — Virginia 2, Mississippi 1
Today, June 16
Game 5 — Texas (43-20) vs. Louisville
(50-16), 3 p.m.
Game 6 — UC Irvine (41-23) vs. Vander-
bilt (47-19), 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17
Game 7 — Texas Tech (45-20) vs. Missis-
sippi (46-20), 3 p.m.
Game 8 — TCU (48-16) vs. Virginia (50-
14), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
Game 9 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6
loser, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 19
Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8
loser, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 20
Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9
winner, 3 p.m.
Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10
winner, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 21
x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game
9 winner, 3 p.m.
x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game
10 winner, 8 p.m.
If only one game is necessary, it will start
at 8:30 p.m.
Championship Series
Monday, June 23: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.
x-Wednesday, June 25: Pairings TBA, 8
Major League Baseball
National League
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 35 32 .522 —
Miami 35 33 .515 ½
Washington 35 33 .515 ½
New York 31 38 .449 5
Philadelphia 29 38 .433 6
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 41 29 .586 —
St. Louis 37 32 .536 3½
Pittsburgh 34 35 .493 6½
Cincinnati 33 35 .485 7
Chicago 28 39 .418 11½
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 43 27 .614 —
Los Angeles 37 34 .521 6½
Colorado 34 35 .493 8½
San Diego 29 40 .420 13½
Arizona 30 42 .417 14
Sunday’s Games
Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 3, San Diego 1
Chicago Cubs 3, Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 13, Milwaukee 4
St. Louis 5, Washington 2
Colorado 8, San Francisco 7
Arizona 6, L.A. Dodgers 3
L.A. Angels at Atlanta, late
Today’s Games
Chicago Cubs (Hammel 6-4) at Miami
(Koehler 5-5), 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (Hamels 2-3) at Atlanta (Te-
heran 6-4), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (deGrom 0-3) at St. Louis
(C.Martinez 0-3), 8:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (W.Peralta 6-5) at Arizona
(McCarthy 1-9), 9:40 p.m.
Colorado (Matzek 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers
(Ryu 7-3), 10:10 p.m.
San Diego (T.Ross 6-5) at Seattle
(C.Young 5-4), 10:10 p.m.
American League
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 41 30 .577 —
Baltimore 35 33 .515 4½
New York 35 33 .515 4½
Boston 31 38 .449 9
Tampa Bay 27 43 .386 13½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 36 29 .554 —
Kansas City 36 32 .529 1½
Cleveland 35 35 .500 3½
Minnesota 32 35 .478 5
Chicago 33 37 .471 5½
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 42 27 .609 —
Los Angeles 37 30 .552 4
Seattle 35 34 .507 7
Texas 34 35 .493 8
Houston 32 39 .451 11
Sunday’s Games
Detroit 4, Minnesota 3
Cleveland 3, Boston 2, 11 innings
Toronto 5, Baltimore 2
Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Tampa Bay 4, Houston 3
Oakland 10, N.Y. Yankees 5
Seattle 5, Texas 1
L.A. Angels at Atlanta, late
Today’s Games
L.A. Angels (Weaver 7-5) at Cleveland
(Bauer 1-3), 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Vargas 6-2) at Detroit (Ver-
lander 6-6), 7:08 p.m.
Baltimore (W.Chen 7-2) at Tampa Bay
(Odorizzi 2-7), 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Correia 3-7) at Boston (R.De
La Rosa 1-2), 7:10 p.m.
Texas (Lewis 4-4) at Oakland (Pomeranz
5-3), 10:05 p.m.
San Diego (T.Ross 6-5) at Seattle
(C.Young 5-4), 10:10 p.m.
All-Star Fan Voting
To Be Held Tuesday, July 15
At Target Field, Minneapolis
As of June 8
1. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 1,235,369
2. Brian McCann, Yankees, 827,200
3. Derek Norris, A’s, 813,053
4. A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox, 491,709
5. Kurt Suzuki, Twins, 465,202
1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 1,477,420
2. Jose Abreu, White Sox, 845,059
3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 707,924
4. Chris Davis, Orioles, 659,800
5. Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 436,504
1. Robinson Cano, Mariners, 1,111,880
2. Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 887,544
3. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 778,700
4. Brian Dozier, Twins, 488,524
5. Jose Altuve, Astros, 392,416
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 1,376,054
2. Alexei Ramirez, White Sox, 1,212,362
3. J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 754,764
4. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 536,525
5. Jed Lowrie, A’s, 401,798
1. Josh Donaldson, A’s, 1,470,544
2. Evan Longoria, Rays, 729,092
3. Manny Machado, Orioles, 720,761
4. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 707,952
5. Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays, 469,855
1. Nelson Cruz, Orioles, 1,404,275
2. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 1,036,055
3. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 843,215
4. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays,
5. Brandon Moss, A’s, 480,597
1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 2,135,223
2. Mike Trout, Angels, 1,945,170
3. Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays, 1,096,784
4. Adam Jones, Orioles, 820,336
5. Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 813,357
6. Yoenis Cespedes, A’s, 799,123
7. Michael Brantley, Indians, 720,961
8. Carlos Beltran, Yankees, 712,154
9. Nick Markakis, Orioles, 691,023
10. Torii Hunter, Tigers, 666,116
11. Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers, 532,267
12. Alex Rios, Rangers, 483,151
13. Brett Gardner, Yankees, 453,169
14. Coco Crisp, A’s, 444,433
15. David Lough, Orioles, 396,085
As of June 15
1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 2,003,557
2. Buster Posey, Giants, 1,414,363
3. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 1,138,212
4. Evan Gattis, Braves, 774,409
5. Devin Mesoraco, Reds, 537,165
1. Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs, 1,291,052
2. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 1,049,222
3. Freddie Freeman, Braves, 920,361
4. Justin Morneau, Rockies, 781,963
5. Brandon Belt, Giants, 775,334
1. Chase Utley, Phillies, 1,678,843
2. Neil Walker, Pirates, 997,347
3. Dee Gordon, Dodgers, 898,226
4. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 574,300
5. Daniel Murphy, Mets, 560,660
1. David Wright, Mets, 1,051,640
2. Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 973,221
3. Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 895,905
4. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers, 814,627
5. Juan Uribe, Dodgers, 692,745
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 2,593,387
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 899,641
3. Jean Segura, Brewers, 786,529
4. Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers, 667,162
5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves, 624,873
1. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, 1,942,701
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates,
3. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, 1,659,430
4. Carlos Gomez, Brewers, 1,628,401
5. Ryan Braun, Brewers, 1,388,578
6. Charlie Blackmon, Rockies, 1,352,564
7. Angel Pagan, Giants, 1,055,707
8. Michael Morse, Giants, 1,051,431
9. Justin Upton, Braves, 1,003,943
10. Hunter Pence, Giants, 936,528
11. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 683,919
12. Khris Davis, Brewers, 643,601
13. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies, 583,918
14. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 543,501
15. Jason Heyward, Braves, 521,114
World Cup Glance
All Times EDT
Thursday, June 12
At Sao Paulo
Brazil 3, Croatia 1
Friday, June 13
At Natal, Brazil
Mexico 1, Cameroon 0
Tuesday, June 17
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Brazil vs. Mexico, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
At Manaus, Brazil
Croatia vs. Cameroon, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 23
At Brasilia, Brazil
Brazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.
At Recife, Brazil
Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m.
Friday, June 13
At Salvador, Brazil
Netherlands 5, Spain 1
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Chile 3, Australia 1
Wednesday, June 18
At Rio de Janeiro
Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Netherlands vs. Australia, Noon
Monday, June 23
At Curitiba, Brazil
Spain vs. Australia, Noon
At Sao Paulo
Netherlands vs. Chile, Noon
Saturday, June 14
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Colombia 3, Greece 0
At Recife, Brazil
Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1
Thursday, June 19
At Brasilia, Brazil
Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, Noon
At Natal, Brazil
Greece vs. Japan, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Colombia vs. Japan, 4 p.m.
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 14
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1
At Manaus, Brazil
Italy 2, England 1
Thursday, June 19
At Sao Paulo
Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m.
Friday, June 20
At Recife, Brazil
Costa Rica vs. Italy, Noon
Tuesday, June 24
At Natal, Brazil
Uruguay vs. Italy, Noon
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Costa Rica vs. England, Noon
Sunday, June 15
At Brasilia, Brazil
Switzerland 2, Ecuador, 1
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
France 3, Honduras 0
Friday, June 20
At Salvador, Brazil
Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m.
At Curitiba, Brazil
Ecuador vs. Honduras, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25
At Manaus, Brazil
Switzerland vs. Honduras, 4 p.m.
At Rio de Janeiro
Ecuador vs. France, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 15
At Rio de Janeiro
Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Today, June 16
At Curitiba, Brazil
Iran vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 21
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Argentina vs. Iran, Noon
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, Noon
Wednesday, June 25
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Argentina vs. Nigeria, Noon
At Salvador, Brazil
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, Noon
Today, June 16
At Salvador, Brazil
Germany vs. Portugal, Noon
At Natal, Brazil
Ghana vs. United States, 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 21
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
At Manaus, Brazil
Portugal vs. United States, 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 26
At Recife, Brazil
Germany vs. United States, Noon
At Brasilia, Brazil
Portugal vs. Ghana, Noon
Tuesday, June 17
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Belgium vs. Algeria, Noon
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Russia vs. South Korea, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
At Rio de Janeiro
Belgium vs. Russia, Noon
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Algeria vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 26
At Sao Paulo
Belgium vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
At Curitiba, Brazil
Algeria vs. Russia, 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
Game 49
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Group A winner vs. Group B second place,
Game 50
At Rio de Janeiro
Group C winner vs. Group D second place,
4 p.m.
Sunday, June 29
Game 51
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Group B winner vs. Group A second place,
Game 52
At Recife, Brazil
Group D winner vs. Group C second place,
4 p.m.
Monday, June 30
Game 53
At Brasilia, Brazil
Group E winner vs. Group F second place,
Game 54
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Group G winner vs. Group H second place,
4 p.m.
Tuesday, July 1
Game 55
At Sao Paulo
Group F winner vs. Group E second place,
Game 56
At Salvador, Brazil
Group H winner vs. Group G second place,
5 p.m.
Friday, July 4
Game 57
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Game 49 winner vs. Game 50 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 58
At Rio de Janeiro
Game 53 winner vs. Game 54 winner, Noon
Saturday, July 5
Game 59
At Salvador, Brazil
Game 51 winner vs. Game 52 winner, 5 p.m.
Game 60
At Brasilia, Brazil
Game 55 winner vs. Game 56 winner, Noon
Tuesday, July 8
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Game 57 winner vs. Game 58 winner, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9
At Sao Paulo
Game 59 winner vs. Game 60 winner, 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
At Brasilia, Brazil
Semifinal losers, 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 13
At Rio de Janeiro
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.
US Open Scores
At Pinehurst Resort and Country Club,
No. 2 Course
Martin Kaymer 65-65-72-69—271
Erik Compton 72-68-67-72—279
Rickie Fowler 70-70-67-72—279
Keegan Bradley 69-69-76-67—281
Jason Day 73-68-72-68—281
Brooks Koepka 70-68-72-71—281
Dustin Johnson 69-69-70-73—281
Henrik Stenson 69-69-70-73—281
Adam Scott 73-67-73-69—282
Jimmy Walker 70-72-71-69—282
Brandt Snedeker 69-68-72-73—282
Jim Furyk 73-70-73-67—283
Marcel Siem 70-71-72-70—283
Justin Rose 72-69-70-72—283
Kevin Na 68-69-73-73—283
Matt Kuchar 69-70-71-73—283
Brendon Todd 69-67-79-69—284
Ian Poulter 70-70-74-70—284
J.B. Holmes 70-71-72-71—284
Jordan Spieth 69-70-72-73—284
Cody Gribble 72-72-72-69—285
Steve Stricker 70-71-73-71—285
Billy Horschel 75-68-73-70—286
Aaron Baddeley 70-71-73-72—286
Shiv Kapur 73-70-71-72—286
Rory McIlroy 71-68-74-73—286
Francesco Molinari 69-71-72-74—286
Daniel Berger 72-71-78-66—287
Graeme McDowell 68-74-75-70—287
Kenny Perry 74-69-74-70—287
Phil Mickelson 70-73-72-72—287
Victor Dubuisson 70-72-70-75—287
Brendon De Jonge 68-70-73-76—287
Chris Kirk 71-68-72-76—287
Patrick Reed 71-72-73-72—288
Ernie Els 74-70-72-72—288
Sergio Garcia 73-71-72-72—288
Bill Haas 72-72-71-73—288
Hideki Matsuyama 69-71-74-74—288
Louis Oosthuizen 71-73-78-67—289
Zac Blair 71-74-73-71—289
Zach Johnson 71-74-72-72—289
Lucas Bjerregaard 70-72-72-75—289
Garth Mulroy 71-72-70-76—289
Danny Willett 70-71-78-71—290
Webb Simpson 71-72-73-74—290
Retief Goosen 73-71-71-75—290
a-Matthew Fitzpatrick 71-73-78-69—291
Billy Hurley III 71-74-75-71—291
High School Baseball
Summer League
Starkville at Caledonia, 5 p.m. (DH)
Starkville Academy at Oak Hill, 5 p.m. (DH)
Junior High Baseball
Summer League
New Hope No. 2 at Starkville, 5 p.m. (DH)
Caledonia at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. (DH)
2 p.m.
ESPN2 — World Series, Game 5, Texas
vs. Louisville, at Omaha, Neb.
7 p.m.
ESPN2 — World Series, Game 6, UC
Irvine vs. Vanderbilt, at Omaha, Neb.
7 p.m.
ESPN — N.Y. Mets at St. Louis
10:30 a.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group G,
Germany vs. Portugal, at Salvador,
1:30 p.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group F,
Iran vs. Nigeria, at Curitiba, Brazil
4:30 p.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group G,
Ghana vs. United States, at Natal,
Other programs around the country have taken notice at
what Brown-Lemm and assistant coach Phillips have accom-
plished in their four years.
MSU was able to finish ahead of Alabama, Arizona,
Vanderbilt and other national powers this past season at the
national championship.
“The respect level has gone astronomically up the charts,”
Brown-Lemm said. “To be applauded by USC for our pro-
gression in the ranks, you can’t get too big-headed, but it
certainly feels good. It feels good for us to know that we can
believe in the system that we’ve established.”
Brown-Lemm and the Bulldogs will have more success
in the future and she wants all of the college golf world to
know, “it’s great to be Mississippi State golf.”
From page 6
Garner has been taking a look at pitchers like Deme-
trius Petty, Parker Lemm, Jared Ousley, Will Prewitt
and others as potential candidates for more time on the
“What I’ve done is cut my pitching staff in half,” Gar-
ner said. “One group pitches on Monday, one group
pitches on Thursday and nobody pitches more than about
three innings.
“It’s like (last Thursday against East Webster), I started
Petty, who is going to be pretty good for us. He pitched
three innings and we were up 4-2. Would I have taken
him out? Lord, no. Parker Lemm goes two (innings) and
we’re going to give him that opportunity. We lost the
game, but are not worried about it. There are a couple of
spots we’re trying to find and this helps that.”
Starkville has made it to the halfway point of the sched-
ule. The high school team travels for a 5 p.m. double-
header against Caledonia today, while the junior varsity
hosts New Hope No. 2 today for a pair of games begin-
ning at 5 p.m.
From page 6
This U.S. Open really ended on Friday.
Kaymer set the U.S. Open record with back-to-back
rounds of 65 to set the pace at 10-under 130. He began
Sunday with a five-shot lead, and after a 10-foot par save
on the second hole, Kaymer belted a driver on the 313-
yard third hole. The ball landed on the front of the green
and rolled to the back, setting up a two-putt birdie.
“He kind of killed the event in the first two days,” Hen-
rik Stenson said. “He went out and shot two 65s and left
everyone in the dust.”
Fowler, in the final group of a major for the first time,
fell back quickly on the fourth hole. He sent his third
shot from a sandy path over the green and into some pine
trees and had to make a 25-foot putt just to escape with
double bogey. Fowler played even par the rest of the way
for a 72.
Compton birdied the eighth hole and got within four
shots until he took bogey on the par-3 ninth, and Kaymer
followed with an 8-iron to 4 feet for birdie.
Kaymer finished at 9-under 271, the second-lowest
score in U.S. Open history next to McIlroy’s 268 at Con-
gressional in 2011.
He won his second major — the other was the 2010
PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in a three-man
playoff — and this one wasn’t close.
“Martin was playing his own tournament,” Fowler said.
Kaymer joined Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Woods and
McIlroy as the only players to win two majors and be No.
1 in the world before turning 30 since the world ranking
began in 1986. He is the fourth European in the last five
years to win the U.S. Open, after Europeans had gone 40
years without this title.
It’s a rebirth for Kaymer, who reached No. 1 in the
world in February 2011, only to believe that he needed
a more rounded game. His preferred shot was a fade.
Kaymer spent two hard years, a lot of lonely hours on the
range in Germany and his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He fell as low as No. 63 in the world until going wire-
to-wire (with ties) at The Players Championship, consid-
ered the strongest and deepest field in golf.
But the big payoff came at Pinehurst No. 2.
“I didn’t make many mistakes the last two wins that
I had in America — especially this week,” said Kaymer,
who moves to No. 11 in the world.
Kaymer has as many majors as Bernhard Langer, the
two-time Masters champion and a mentor to Kaymer.
Langer sent him text messages earlier in the week.
“We’ve almost a German Grand Slam — almost,”
Kaymer said. “I hope it will make Bernhard proud. I’m
sure it will make all of Germany proud.”
The biggest challenge for Kaymer was tuning out the
crowd, with enormous support for Fowler, who enjoys
pop star qualities in America. The fans clapped when
Kaymer’s ball bounded off the back of the green, and even
when a superb shot from the native weeds on No. 4 rolled
off the front of the green.
He marched along, dropping a shot on No. 7 with a
shot left of the green that made him play away from a
bunker to avoid a score worse than bogey, and another
on the par-5 10th when a shot from the sandy area sailed
over the green, and he used putter to send the next shot
back toward the fairway.
But after back-to-back birdies, including a 30-footer on
the 14th, the only question left was the margin.
Woods still holds the most dominant U.S. Open win
— 15 shots at Pebble Beach in 2000. McIlroy won by
eight shots on rain-softened Congressional in 2011, win-
ning with a record score of 16-under 268.
“I’m wondering how he did it,” McIlroy said. “Ob-
viously, if you limit the mistakes, you might end up a
couple under for the week. But to do what he’s doing
... I think it’s nearly more impressive than what I did at
Kaymer’s father was home in Germany, where he said
Father’s Day was celebrated a few weeks ago.
“I didn’t get anything for my father that day,” Kaymer
said. “So maybe this works.”
Among those who congratulated Kaymer on the 18th
green was Sandra Gal, a German player on the LPGA
Tour. The Women’s U.S. Open takes over Pinehurst No.
2 on Monday.
From page 6
Page 8 • Starkville Daily News • Monday, June 16, 2014
College Baseball
TCU’s Cody Jones, from left, Boomer White and Dylan
Fitzgerald celebrate their 3-2 win over Texas Tech at the
College World Series on Sunday in Omaha, Neb. (Photo by
Eric Francis, AP)
TCU spoils Texas Tech’s
CWS debut with 3-2 win
Associated Press
showed again that it knows
how to win close games.
The Horned Frogs beat Big
12 rival Texas Tech 3-2 in the
College World Series on Sun-
day for their fifth win in six
one-run games in the NCAA
This time Boomer White
drove in the go-ahead run against Tech closer Jonny Drozd in
the bottom of the eighth inning after TCU had fallen behind in
the top half.
“That’s the kind of baseball we’ve played all year,” TCU coach
Jim Schlossnagle said. “I’m not telling you I’m comfortable with
it, but these guys are. They don’t panic a bit. It’s just, hey, let’s
put together some good at-bats and see what happens. I just try
to stay out of the way.”
TCU (48-16), the No. 7 national seed, advanced to a game
Tuesday against the winner of Sunday’s late game between Vir-
ginia and Mississippi. Texas Tech (45-20), in the CWS for the
first time, will play the Virginia-Ole Miss loser in the afternoon.
“It’s a tough, tough way to lose your first game up here,” Red
Raiders coach Tim Tadlock said. “At the same time, we won’t
look back, and we’ll get ready to go on Tuesday.”
Big 12 pitcher of the year Preston Morrison made TCU’s 1-0
lead hold up until the eighth inning, striking out a career-high
10 and allowing five singles. Schlossnagle called on closer Riley
Ferrell (3-1) after Morrison gave up a sharply hit single to Ste-
phen Smith. Anthony Lyons followed with a pinch-hit single,
and Tyler Neslony tripled to the right-field wall for a 2-1 lead.
“I knew once we got a couple runs... I mean, we have the
utmost confidence ever in Jonny,” Neslony said. “So it gave us a
little momentum, but that’s about it.”
Drozd took over for starter Chris Sadberry to start the eighth.
Keaton Jones scored from second when second baseman Alec
Humphreys, who had just entered the game, overthrew first after
stopping Cody Jones’ grounder up the middle. Jones went to
second on the play and came home on White’s two-out base hit
to left.
“I knew if I could get it out of the infield, Cody was going to
score,” White said. “He threw it up there, and I stayed on it just
enough to get a good piece of it.”
The Red Raiders threatened in the ninth on Tim Proudfoot’s
infield single and an error that allowed Hunter Redman to reach
with two out. The game ended when Todd Ritchie grounded
TCU beat Texas Tech for the third time in five meetings this
season and improved to 9-4 in one-run games. Six of them have
come since May 30.
The Frogs opened regionals with a 2-1, 11-inning win over
Siena and then needed 22 innings to beat Sam Houston State
3-2. All three of their super-regional games against Pepperdine
were decided by a single run.
TCU scored on White’s sacrifice fly in the first inning against
the Red Raiders, and then the duel was on between Morrison
and Sadberry. Sadberry gave up three hits, walked two and
struck out five before giving way to Drodz.
The Frogs came in with the nation’s best ERA (2.19), and
their bullpen came into the game having allowed two runs in 28
1-3 innings.
Schlossnagle was asked if he believed prevailing in all these
close games means his team could be one of destiny.
“That’s hard to say,” he said. “Teams with really good start-
ing pitching and a good closer can win baseball games. If that’s
destiny, I’ll take it. If you get hot and you play the best, then you
can be the national champion.”
Irvine’s Gillespie not a fan of bat changes
Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — Count UC Irvine coach
Mike Gillespie among those who say the lords
of college baseball overreacted when they imple-
mented the bat standards that have resulted in
this era of low offense.
If one could point to a single event that
pulled the plug on offense, it would be the nine
home-run 1998 national championship game
that ended with Gillespie’s Southern California
team beating Arizona State 21-14.
The belief was that the juiced bats of the
1990s had compromised the integrity of col-
lege baseball and posed safety concerns. Over
the next decade, steps were taken to reduce the
power potential of the metal bats, and the speci-
fications implemented in 2011 were emasculat-
“We went too far the other way. Everybody
knows that, and everybody agrees with that.
And now we’re stuck with it,” Gillespie said,
“because the manufacturers have made these
bats and they have a large inventory. It’s a night-
According to the
NCAA’s midseason sta-
tistical trend report, the
Division I batting aver-
age of .268 and per-team
scoring of 5.14 runs a
game were lowest since
the wooden-bat era of
1973. The per-team
home-run average of
0.36 a game was lowest
since at least 1969.
In 1998, Division I
teams batted .306, scoring 7.12 runs and aver-
aging 1.06 homers a game, all records.
Since the College World Series moved to TD
Ameritrade Park in 2011, only 22 home runs
had been hit in 46 games through Sunday.
Gillespie said he doubts standards will be
changed to allow for more pop in the bats, but
hopes replacing the raised-seam ball with the
flat-seam ball in 2015 will lead to more offense.
Gillespie acknowledged bats were out of
whack in the ‘90s — his 1998 Trojans hit a
school-record 114 homers — but he said the
numbers generated in the notorious ‘98 cham-
pionship game were exaggerated by the windy
conditions that day at the hitter-friendly Rosen-
blatt Stadium.
“I’m sensitive about that topic,” Gillespie
said. “I am because so much has been made of
it over these 15 or 16 years. I almost feel like
apologizing for winning the national champion-
Night and day
TCU’s Preston Morrison turned in a perfor-
mance Sunday that was a far cry from his first
start against Texas Tech this season. Morrison
struck out a career-high 10 and scattered five
singles in 7 1-3 innings but didn’t get a deci-
sion in the Horned Frogs’ 3-2 win. On March
22, Tech tagged him for six hits and four runs
in two innings of a 10-2 loss, and he had no
strikeouts that day.
“That first outing wasn’t me at all,” Morrison
said. “I didn’t have any control. My stuff wasn’t
as sharp as it usually is, and today was more of a
typical outing for me. My slider was on point. I
was able to locate my fastball when I needed to
and threw a couple of change-ups for a couple
of outs.”
Youth serves
The environment surrounding the CWS
didn’t bother freshman All-American Bryan
Reynolds in Vanderbilt’s opening game. That’s
no surprise to his teammates, who have seen
Reynolds lead the team in batting (.343) and
play solid defense in left field.
Reynolds robbed Louisville’s Grant Kay of
an RBI and extra bases Saturday with his in-
ning-ending catch against the wall in the sec-
ond, and he delivered an RBI triple for a 4-0
lead in a 5-3 victory.
“He’s been unbelievable for us all year, and
he’s continuing to get better and stronger, and
just learning as he goes,” Vanderbilt’s Dansby
Swanson said. “We’re all proud of him and
we trust him because at this point of the sea-
son, he’s not really a freshman anymore. We’re
60-something games into it, and he’s pretty
much a sophomore now, and he comes out and
brings it every day, which is impressive.”
Major League Baseball
Cardinals beat Nats 5-2
From Wire Reports
ST. LOUIS — Matt Adams
homered for the third straight
game, all with his father in at-
tendance, and the St. Louis
Cardinals beat Washington for
a sweep.
Adams gave St. Louis a 2-0
lead in the second inning with
a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch,
his sixth homer of the season.
His dad, Jamie, had been visit-
ing from Pennsylvania on Fa-
ther’s Day weekend.
Jaime Garcia (3-0) pitched
seven innings, allowing five
hits and a run. Trevor Rosen-
thal got the final out for his
20th save.
Doug Fister (5-2) had
his five-start winning streak
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 2
Happ pitched into the seventh
inning, Dioner Navarro had
three hits and two RBIs and
the Toronto Blue Jays beat Bal-
timore for a four-game split.
Happ (6-3) gave up one
run, seven hits and no walks in
six-plus innings. Casey Janssen
got four outs for his 12th save.
Chris Tillman (5-4) is 0-4
with a 2.78 ERA at home and
5-0 with a 6.33 ERA on the
Rockies 8, Giants 7
tin Morneau hit a two-run dou-
ble in the eighth inning, and
Colorado came back to sweep
a three-game series from San
Morneau’s pinch hit high-
lighted a four-run rally for the
Rockies, who scored in the
ninth in each of the first two
games of the series for the win.
Athletics 10, Yankees 5
OAKLAND, Calif. — Der-
ek Norris and Coco Crisp each
hit a three-run homer, power-
ing Jesse Chavez and Oakland
to the win.
Norris homered in the first
and Crisp connected in the sec-
ond off Vidal Nuno (1-3).
Diamondbacks 6,
Dodgers 3
Goldschmidt and Miguel Mon-
tero homered to help Bronson
Arroyo win his third straight
start, and Arizona averted a
three-game series sweep.
Arroyo (7-4) allowed a run
and five hits in five innings.
Los Angeles starter Josh
Beckett (4-4) gave up three
earned runs in seven innings.
Mariners 5, Rangers 1
SEATTLE — Kyle Seager
had four hits and three RBIs as
Seattle stopped a five-game los-
ing streak.
Hisashi Iwakuma (5-3)
pitched eight sharp innings,
allowing Brad Snyder’s first
career homer. Charlie Furbush
then got three outs to complete
the six-hitter.
Nick Martinez (1-4) allowed
nine hits and walked one, but
held the Mariners to two runs
in six innings.
Tigers 4, Twins 3
DETROIT — Right fielder
Oswaldo Arcia’s error led to
J.D. Martinez’s sacrifice fly in
the ninth inning, lifting the
Detroit Tigers over Minnesota.
Torii Hunter led off the
ninth with a single off Casey
Fein (3-3). One out later, Vic-
tor Martinez hit a fly ball that
Arcia dropped at the wall, set-
ting up the winning fly.
Reds 13, Brewers 4
Hamilton led off the game
with a home run, Brandon
Phillips added a two-run shot
in the first inning and Todd
Frazier later hit his team-high
15th homer as the Cincinnati
Reds beat Milwaukee.
Hamilton connected for the
second straight day, off homer-
prone Marco Estrada (5-4).
Cubs 3, Phillies 0
vis Wood pitched hitless ball
into the sixth inning and the
Chicago Cubs beat Philadel-
phia to win a road series for the
first time this season.
Wood (7-5) didn’t allow a
hit until Ben Revere’s one-out
single in the sixth. He gave up
three hits in eight innings and
Neil Ramirez got his third save.
Marlins 3, Pirates 2,
10 innings
MIAMI — Casey McGehee
tied the game in the eighth in-
ning with a two-out, two-run
double, then drove home the
winning run with a sacrifice
fly in the 10th as the Miami
Marlins prevented a sweep by
A.J. Ramos (4-0) loaded the
bases with none out in the 10th
but escaped.
Indians 3, Red Sox 2,
11 innings
BOSTON — Nick Swisher
led off the 11th inning with a
homer and the Cleveland In-
dians beat Boston for a four-
game split.
Cody Allen (3-1) ended the
game with two perfect innings,
striking out three.
Junichi Tazawa (1-1) took
the loss one day after walking
in the winning run in Cleve-
land’s 3-2 victory.
Rays 4, Astros 3
HOUSTON — David Price
shook off a tough start to strike
out 10, pinch-hitter Jerry Sands
broke three bats while singling
home the go-ahead run in the
eighth inning and Tampa Bay
beat Houston.
Sands then broke two bats
on foul balls before shredding a
third one on his hit to left field
off Jerome Williams (1-3).
St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Adams, right, is congratulated by teammate Allen Craig after
hitting a two-run home run during the second inning in St. Louis. (Photo by Jeff Roberson,
Monday, June 16, 2014 • Starkville Daily News • Page 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You have opinions and ideas that you
might choose to express in a meeting.
There seems to be an element of the unex-
pected that continues to keep your life ex-
citing. You could feel irritated as you deal
with someone who is fairly close to you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Pressure builds from afar. You might be
feeling as if you have a lot of ground to
cover. A partner or loved one could be un-
usually irritating, in the sense that he or she
doesn’t seem to understand your concerns
and issues. Use your charm.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Keep reaching out to someone at a distance
or to someone whose opinion you respect
in order to get feedback on a creative twist
to an existing plan. The unexpected will
play a role in opening a door. Someone
you meet might be emotionally unavailable.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Stay on top of a problem that keeps emerg-
ing. You’ll need to handle this matter be-
fore it becomes even more of a problem.
Do not underestimate your ability to per-
suade someone to think as you do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Someone close to you could be testy. Think
carefully before chiming in about this per-
son’s irritation. Communication is likely to
open up, but a friend or loved one might
be too abrupt at first. Let him or her be
for now.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Use caution with your finances, as you eas-
ily could go overboard in some way. Com-
munication with a person you care about
could be difficult. Focus on what you must
do, and let time work its wonders. Some-
one is likely to change his or her tune.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You could be overwhelmed by everything
you have to do, but once you get started,
you’ll achieve a lot. You are likely to with-
draw if someone mentions anything about
money. You have good reason to assume
that stance. Keep an eye on your budget.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Pressure builds, and you might feel irritated
or frustrated with someone. Don’t push a
personal situation, and don’t demand that
someone else think like you. You probably
are overly serious and difficult without even
realizing it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Initiate a conversation, but don’t expect to
have control over what others say. In fact,
you could be shocked by the twists and
turns of a conversation and where the talk
finally lands. Recognize that you don’t have
control over anyone but yourself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Be aware of your finances and your com-
mitments. You generally are, but right
now there seems to be an element of the
unexpected running through your day that
has you feeling off-kilter. A friend could be
difficult; know that you can’t change this
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Despite a difficult boss, you’ll be on cruise
control. You simply have to bypass this per-
son and not allow him or her to get to you.
A surprise that will encourage you to try
something different is likely to occur. You
won’t be able to resist the offer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Keep your own counsel, as it might be too
difficult to see the big picture with a cer-
tain situation right now. You will gather a
lot of information in a conversation with
someone who might be viewing the same
situation differently.
by Jacqueline Bigar
1. Each row and column must contain
the numbers 1 through 3 without re-
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined 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 opera-
tion indicated.
3. Cages with just one box should be
filled in with the
target number
in the top cor-
ner. A number
can be repeat-
ed within a cage
as long as it is
not in the same
row or column.
Here’s 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.
Six members of the Starkville Business and Professional Wom-
en’s Club attended the State B. and P.W. Convention in Biloxi
on June 7, 8, and 9th. Those present for the weekend of club af-
fairs were: Mrs. Ann McWhorter, president; Mrs. Norma Bartlett,
immediate past president and founder of the local chapter; Mrs.
Peggy Mullins; Mrs. Mary Dutt; Mrs. Edna Hartwig; and Miss
Ginger Reynolds.
The State Convention honored the Starkville Business and
Professional Women’s Club with several wards for outstanding
achievement throughout its first year of organization.
The most outstanding award received by the club was the Nell
Hunt Civic Project Award for the greatest contributions toward
community improvement. In accomplishing these civic goals three
projects were undertaken by the local group. The Career Aware-
ness Project was to inform young people in the area of the many
careers available to them through presentation of programs in the
local schools. Also included were the two scholarships awarded:
one to an outstanding high school girl, and another for career
advancement awarded to a Starkville woman. The third project
was the club’s participation in the Young Careerist Program by
the recognition of two Starkville women who have demonstrated
their career competence and service to church and community. Ac-
companying the Nell Hunt Trophy was a certificate and first place
Other awards received by the club were: first place ribbon and
certificate for Best Overall Coverage of National Business Women’s
Week, compiled by Mrs. Caroline Simmons; second place ribbon
and certificate for the Best News Coverage of a Single Club Activ-
ity in the Field of Public Relations, Mrs. Virginia Nash, Chairman.
National and state recognition was given the Starkville B. and
P.W. Club for equalization of club membership and for a 15 per-
cent increase. The club also received a certificate for club contribu-
tion to the National Scholarship Foundation.
June 16, 1974
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Spurs beat Heat 104-87 to win title
Associated Press
their low moment in the NBA
Finals, back to the top of the
The San Antonio Spurs
turned the rematch with the Mi-
ami Heat into no match at all.
The Spurs finished off a dom-
inant run to their fifth NBA
championship Sunday night,
ending the Heat’s two-year title
reign with a 104-87 victory that
wrapped up the series in five
A year after their heartbreak-
ing seven-game defeat, their
only loss in six finals appearanc-
es, the Spurs won four routs to
deny Miami’s quest for a third
straight championship.
Kawhi Leonard, named the
finals MVP, had 22 points and
10 rebounds for the Spurs. San
Antonio added this title to the
ones the Spurs won in 1999,
2003, ‘05 and ‘07. They near-
ly had another last year, but
couldn’t hold off the Heat and
lost in seven games.
San Antonio rebounded from
an early 16-point deficit by out-
scoring the Heat 37-13 from the
start of the second quarter to
midway in the third.
The celebration the Heat can-
celed last season was on by the
early second half Sunday, when
the Spurs had finished dig-
ging their way out of an early
16-point hole and opened an-
other huge lead.
LeBron James had 31 points
and 10 rebounds for the Heat,
who lost their spot atop the
NBA to the team that had it so
The Spurs won four titles in
nine years, but hadn’t been back
on top since 2007, making For-
eigner’s “Feels Like the First
Time” and appropriate song
choice after the final buzzer.
Tim Duncan and coach Gregg
Popovich have been here for all
of them, and it was the fourth
for Tony Parker and Manu Gi-
nobili, who with Duncan are
once again the reigning the Big
Three in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs hold up the the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after Game 5 of the NBA basketball
finals against the Miami Heat in San Antonio. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez, AP)
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