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Chism: School merger bill passes committee
and Oktibbeha County School District into the Starkville Consolidated School District in 2015. The bill will now be placed on the full houseâs agenda, Chism said. Representatives should act on the measure next week, he said. Chism, a member of the house Education Committee whose district consists of a portion of Oktibbeha County, said an amendment will allow the current Starkville school board to remain in place if a consolidation occurs. A school board seat expiring March 2015 would be appointed by the Oktibbeha County board of Chism Supervisors, he said, and the district would retain three city-appointed seats. The districtâs elected seat, held by SSD board president Keith Coble, would remain an elected position from added territory outside the city limits but inside the boundaries of the current school district. Chism also said the amended bill would allow current school district boundaries and attendance zones to remain in place. The school board will also be allowed to appoint the districtâs superintendent, Chism said. Another major amendment sepa-
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State Rep. gary Chism confirmed an Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill with several amendments to the potential districtâs governance passed the Miss. house Education Committee Thursday. Miss. h.b. 716, filed by Republican Rep. Toby barker, would consolidate Starkville School District
rates the two school systemsâ testing scores for five years, he said. under the proposed changes, the consolidated district would officially form in 2015; however, merger planning would begin immediately if the bill is passed by the legislature. until the districts merged, Chism said OCSD could remain under conservatorship. OCSD Conservator
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Walker emerges as 1st qualifier for Ward 4âs election
By NATHAN GREGORY âAs âŚ email@example.com man, I understand that servMississippi State university ing the citizens landscape architecture associate of Starkville is a professor Jason Walker qualified public trust and Thursday to run as a Democrat I promise to alfor Ward 4âs alderman seat in this ways be a good Walker yearâs municipal election. steward of âŚ Walker is a member of the hard-earned tax Starkville planning and Zoning dollars,â he said. âI look forward Commission. he is the first can- to meeting with the individuals didate to qualify for the Ward 4 and families of Ward 4 to hear seat. âŚ concerns. Working together, Current Ward 4 Alderman we can bring a common sense apRichard Corey announced in proach for governing to City hall September that he will not seek a that strengthens our neighborthird term. hoods to make Starkville the best Walker, who has taught at town in Mississippi.â MSu for seven years, has also Walker said his objectives if served on the universityâs envi- elected would be to keep taxes ronmental collaborative commit- low by fostering local economic tee and campus planning commit- growth; protecting and enhanctee. his service projects include ing homeowner property values; a teaching and learning garden ensuring strong oversight of city for Sudduth Elementary School, regulations; making city governa green infrastructure plan for ment transparent; ensuring safe Starkville termed âStarkville schools, streets, parks and public 2028: green Infrastructure and spaces; and prioritizing long-term the build Environment,â a down- capital improvement projects that town revitalization plan for Lex- ensure infrastructure needs are ington and a park design for Lou- planned and paid for in a fiscally isville. responsible manner. Walker said he is seeking elecWalker is married to the fortion because Starkville is âa spe- mer Naomi burton of Decatur. cial place for my family and me They have two sons, 8-year-old to live.â Kellen and 5-year-old Lucian.
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Mississippi State University was selected as the 2013-15 host campus for Mississippiâs American Legion Boys State program. Sponsored by the American Legion, Boys State is the nationâs premier program for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Boys State Director Neal Boone, left, MSU President Mark Keenum, center, and Boys State Chairman Donald Cabrol of the American Legion signed the three-year agreement Wednesday. About 350 young men from across the state will gather on the MSU Starkville Campus this summer to learn about state and local government and the electoral process. For more on this story, see page 5. (Submitted photo)
perkins qualifies to run for 6th term
By NATHAN GREGORY incumbent firstname.lastname@example.org harold Williams and Mack Five-term Starkville Alderman hicks when Roy A. perkins officially qualified he ran against Thursday to run as a Democrat for them in 1993. an unprecedented sixth term. perkins perkins, who has represented serves on the Perkins Ward 6 since 1993, is the first al- cityâs budget derman in Starkville ever to run a and audit comsixth time. If elected, his tenure mittee. would surpass that of the only othhe said he hopes to be elected er alderman who has ever served to serve the city for another four five terms on the board: current years. Democratic mayoral candidate âIt is a privilege to serve as alMary Lee beal. She represented derman. I continue to appreciate Ward 1 from 1977-97. the confidence that the citizens Each time perkins sought re- have in me,â perkins said. âIf electelection, he ran unopposed. No ed to a sixth term, I will continue other candidate has qualified to to promote Starkville and promote run in Ward 6 for this yearâs municipal election. perkins defeated See PERKINS | Page 3
hoblet chosen leader of veterinarian association
By STEVEN NALLEY email@example.com The leader of the Mississippi State university College of Veterinary Medicine will also lead a total of 65 veterinary education organizations beginning this summer. The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has selected MSu CVM Dean Kent hoblet as its president-elect, and he hopes to popularize the veterinary profession and increase its diversity when he becomes president in July. Once he becomes AAVMC president, hoblet said he plans to continue AAVMCâs advocacy for public health issues and increase veterinary student recruitment. he also wants to guide more minority students toward the veterinary profession, he said, and he hopes to reduce the debt burden for veterinary students. âWe donât want to see students not be able to become veterinarians because the debt burden is too great.
âWe donât want to see students not be able to become veterinarians because the debt burden is too great.â
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Also, (for) those students who have debt, (we want to) try to help them figure out how to manage debt so it doesnât interfere with what they do as a career,â hoHoblet blet said. âVeterinary professions have historically not been very diverse. Itâs been a goal of the association, just like it is with our college, to increase the number of people that consider veterinary medicine ... to increase awareness of how good a career it is and make the
student body more diverse.â hoblet said American organizations the AAVMC coordinates include nine departments of veterinary science, eight departments of comparative medicine and all 28 veterinary medical colleges in the u.S. he said it also includes organizations in the united Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. âIâve been chair of various committees (in AAVMC), but Iâve never been an officer before,â hoblet said. âItâs a big task. Youâre in a position where youâre involved in a number
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u Free legal assistance â Free legal assitance for citizens ages 60 and above will occur Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the golden Triangle planning and Development District Office on Miley Road. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-898-8731 ext. 2107. u Shabbat service â Congregation bâNai Israel will hold a Shabbat service and Oneg Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 717 Second Avenue in Columbus.
u Habitat Resale Store â The habitat Resale Store will be open Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8-11 a.m. at 1632 Rockhill Road. For more information, call 662-324-3718.
NASA Engineer Adam âElvisâ Steltzner, right, speaks with Millsaps Career and Technology Center students Marshall Adair, left, and Reggie Manney about the robot they built for the state and regional Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) competition during his visit to MSUâs Colvard Student Union Tuesday. Steltzner was one of the leaders of NASAâs Curiosity rover mission to Mars, and he came to campus with his fellow leader and NASA Engineer Bobak âMohawkâ Ferdowsi to speak to students about his experiences. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN) port group meeting â The Starkville Alzheimerâs Caregivers support group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Starkville Church of Christ. For more information, call Joan Sheppard at 662-329-3843 or Cindy Walker at 770-316-1045. u Kiwanis meeting â The Starkville Kiwanis will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5 at noon at the hilton garden Inn. guest speaker will be Jamey Matte, Director of Volunteer Starkville. u Childbirth class â Emerson Family School will host a free childbirth class Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. Linda Mcgrath will lead the class. For more information and to preregister, call 662-320-4607. test will present their winning entries. For more information, call Maxine hamilton at 662324-0149. recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http://www.cityofstarkville. org or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga â Trinity presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The church is located at 607 hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering â gentiva hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established âWe honor Veteransâ program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly. email@example.com. u MSU Philharmonia â pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSu philharmonia on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in the MSu band hall at 72 hardy Road. Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard human at Richard.human@ msstate.edu or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy phillips at sp867@ msstate.edu or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing â The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activites room. beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662323-2294. u Square dancing â Square dancers are needed every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. The evening promises to be filled wtih good fun and fellowship. For more information, call Nelly Lang at 662-341-6259. u Hospice volunteer opportunity â gentiva hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on somoneâs life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email carly. firstname.lastname@example.org. u Writers group meetings â âEcclesia,â a group for nonfiction writers will meet ever first and third Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Downtown book Mart and Cafe. The group will help those interested in writing history, biography, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, book reports, etc. For more information, contact Lee Lassner at 662-648-7283 or email email@example.com. u Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings â The Rule 62 group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Josephâs Catholic Church. participants are encouraged to use the office entrance off the rear parking lot.Anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662-418-1843. u Al-Anon meeting â The Starkville group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-4185535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class â A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Sept. To register, call 662-320-4607. u Samaritan Club cheese â The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 university Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 university Drive, or Cb&S bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan Club member. Contact hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-3233890, Margaret prisock at 662324-4864, or Charlie Smith at 662-324-2989. u Clothing ministry â Rock hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock hill united Methodist Church at 4457 Rock hill Road. For more information, contact Donna poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-312-2935. u Celebrate Recovery â Fellowship baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662-295-0823. u Healing rooms â From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Starkville healing Rooms provide a loving, safe and confidential environment where you can come to receive healing prayer. No appointment necessary. Rooms are located upstairs in the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane in Starkville. For more information, call 662-418-5596 or email info@ worldaflameministries.org and visit http://www.healingrooms.
u Friends and family day â Victory Center Church will hold a friends and family celebration Sunday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. guest church will be Wayside Deliverance Temple of Clinton. For more information, call bishop Michael or Evangelist boyd at 662-245-1698. u OCMA meeting â The Oktibbeha County Ministerial Aliiance will meet Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at bethel M.b. Church. guest speaker will be Rev. Charles brown of pine grove M.b. Church. For more information, call 662-418-3747 or 662-418-9687.
u Dance team applications â KMg Creations children dance company âThe Dream Teamâ is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or email danzexplosion@yahoo. com. u Noontime devotional study â Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book âJesus Livesâ every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting â The golden Triangle Quilt guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne blankenship at 662323-7597. u Job training classes â building Stronger Families will host free job training and career development classes Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Emerson Family Center. For more information, call Megan Artz at 662-418-7089. u Childbirth classes â OCh Regional Medical Center will hold childbirth classes Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6 p.m. The fee is $70. For more information, call paula hamilton at 662-615-3364. u Childbirth classes â North Miss. Medical Center in West point will childbirth classes Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $35. For more information, call 662-495-2292 or 1-800843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules â A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: household garbage collection â Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection â Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: household garbage collection â Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection â Tuesday only, recycling collection â second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of
u Garden club meeting â The green Thumb garden Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Cadence bank. guest speaker will be Kenneth Ramsey. For more information, call Dale phillips at 662-324-8122.
u Rotary meeting â The Starkville Rotary Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at noon at the Starkville Country Club. guest speaker will be MSu head baseball coach John Cohen. u NAACP youth council meeting â The Oktibbeha youth council NAACp will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the gillespie Street Center in Starkville. For more information, call youth advisor Shavell Rice at 662-418-8135. u Book sale â The Friends of the Starkville public Library will hold a book sale Monday, Feb. 4 from noon to 6 p.m. Reduced prices will be offered on selected items and new childrenâs books are available at varied prices. New pricing begins April 1. u Civitan meeting â The Starkville Civitan Club will meet Monday, Feb. 4 at noon at McAlisterâs Deli. The program will be on pastor appreciation week.
u Garden club meeting â The Starkville Town and Country garden Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Nell husbands. guest speaker will be Jack Forbus. u AARP meeting â The Starkville chapter of the AARp will meet Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First baptist Church. guest speaker will be bonnie Carew. For more informaiton, call Marilyn Laird at 662-3236309 or Ruth de la Cruz at 662-324-1424. u DAR meeting â The hic-A-Sha-ba-ha chapter of the Daugthers of the American Revolution will meet Thursdsay, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of Cadence supbank. Winners of the essay con-
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com u Alcoholics anonymous â The Starkville A.A. group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 3278941 or visit www.starkvilleaa. org for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting â The pEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. pEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact bobbie Walton at 662-3235108. u Senior Center activities â The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive will host party bridge on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. To play, call 662-338-9442. Senior game Day will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Stitching with Marie will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with afternoon visiting following. For more information, call 662-324-1965. u Alzheimerâs meetings â The Starkville church of Christ (1107 East Lee blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimerâs Support group on each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimerâs Syndrome. For more information, call 3231499. u Health workshops â A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County high School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662242-7962. u Senior Yoga â Senior Yoga will be held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity presbyterian Church at 607 hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored to beginners. Community call-in u prayer service â The peterâs Rock Temple COgIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the prayer Team will contact you. Call 662-615-4001. u Line dancing classes â beginnersâ line dancing will be held on Mondays in the Activity Room of the Starkville Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Ln. from noon-1 p.m. u SLCE Cancer Support Group â The SCLE Cancer Support group will meet every first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Second baptist Church on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville. Call 662-323-8775 or 601-5271553. u Project HELP â project hELp with Family Centered programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist âhomelessâ students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call Mamie guest or Cappe hallberg at 662-3242551 or 662-418-3876. u PROJECT CLASS â pROJECT CLASS is seeking volunteers who wish to make a difference in the life of a young student by practicing reading and arithmetic with them in a one-on-one session for one hour per week. Call 662-3233322. u Sassy Sirens Game Day â On the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a game Day at the Senior Citizens building âFun house.â RSVp to Oldmedic@aol.com. Starkville Writerâs u Group â The Starkville Writersâ group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at the book Mart in downtown Starkville. Contact Stan brown at email@example.com. u Brotherhood breakfast â Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church of Christ holiness (uSA) at 2298 Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. followed by yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring yard supplies. Officer elections will be held at the end of the year. Call Willie Thomas at 662-323-2748.
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Restricted vessel traffic permitted after barge wreck
By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press JACKSON â The Coast guard is permitting restricted commercial vessel traffic on the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Miss., as crews work to remove oil from a leaking barge, a guard spokesman said Thursday. Chief petty Officer paul Roszkowski said southbound commercial traffic will be allowed to pass through the area during daylight hours and northbound commercial traffic can move at night. A 16-mile stretch of the river was closed Sunday after two oil barges hit a railroad bridge and one of them started leaking light crude. The Coast guard allowed the first barges to pass Wednesday to test how the movement on the river would affect efforts to clean up the leaking oil and take it off the damaged barge. âWe understand the impact that the closure has had on industry and commerce. One of our main goals besides cleaning up the accident is getting traffic moving again. We will push to keep traffic moving as long as it is safe and doesnât impact operations,â Roszkowski said. At times there have been more than 70 vessels, including tow boats, and hundreds of barges idled at the affected section of the river that separates Mississippi and Louisiana. The numbers fluctuate as the barges are let through and others arrive. The leaking barge is pushed up against the Louisiana side of the river, across from Vicksburgâs Riverwalk and Lady Luck casinos. Crews began pumping oil from the leaking barge onto another barge â a process known as lighteringâ on Wednesday. Roszkowski said the barge shifted unexpectedly when the oil was being transferred so the operations were stopped. The barge is still leaking and the main concern was it moving in a way that would allow oil to come out faster, Roszkowski said. âWeâre reassessing our plan and will go back at it today,â Roszkowski said early Thursday. The river is not expected to reopen fully before the transfer and cleanup is complete. Roszkowski said the cause of the accident remains under investigation. Natureâs Way Marine LLC of Theodore, Ala., has been named the responsible party for the oil spill, a designation that is assigned under the federal Oil pollution Act. The two tank barges involved in the collision were being pushed by the companyâs tug Natureâs Way Endeavor.
Evangelical churches refine message on gay issues
This undated photo provided by First Baptist Church shows Rev. Robert Jeffress. The Baptist pastor of the 11,000-member Dallas church hasnât stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation. Now, Jeffress says, he usually talks about homosexuality within âa bigger context of Godâs plan for sex between one man and one woman in a lifetime relationship called marriage.â (Photo by Luke Edmonson, First Baptist Church) By RAVIS LOLLER Associated Press NAShVILLE, Tenn. â Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor of the 11,000-member First baptist Dallas hasnât stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation. Now, Jeffress says he usually talks about homosexuality within âa bigger context of godâs plan for sex between one man and one woman in a lifetime relationship called marriage.â âIt would be the height of hypocrisy to condemn homosexuality and not adultery or unbiblical divorce,â he said, explaining that the bible allows divorce only in cases of adultery or desertion. he also includes premarital sex on that list. The pressure to change the way homosexuality is addressed in evangelical churches is increasing as mainstream support for gay and lesbian issues increases. This support is especially strong among young adults, and researchers say they donât expect this group to become more conservative on the issue as they get older. In a 2011 survey by the nonprofit public Religion Research Institute, 62 percent of adults between 18 and 29 years old said they supported gay marriage and 71 percent supported civil unions. Among adults 65 and older, those numbers were 31 percent in favor of marriage and 51 percent for civil unions. Asked about the perception that âreligious groups are alienating young people by being too judgmental about gay and lesbian issues,â 69 percent of the younger group agreed with the statement. Another recent poll by the pew Forum on Religion and public Life found that nearly 20 percent of adult Americans now describe themselves as unaffiliated with any specific religion and the problem for evangelical churches is apparent. âEvangelicals have been sobered by studies that show people are dropping out of church in droves,â said bill Leonard, dean of Wake Forest universityâs Divinity School. That has affected how they relate to marginalized people, including gays and lesbians. âIâm amazed at the changes, the softening of the rhetoric to be more compassionate,â Leonard said. âThereâs a realization that the idea of âlove the sinner, hate the sinâ comes across as pretty cold.â Demographics isnât the only force driving changes in the evangelical response to gays and lesbians. As it becomes safer for gays and lesbians to come out of the closet, it becomes increasingly more likely that evangelicals know gays and lesbians personally, researchers say. âOver the last five to 10 years, evangelicals have been faced with the issue even more poignantly as their sons and daughters come out of the closet,â Leonard said. â ... It has become more difficult to dismiss âthose people.ââ Justin Lee, founder of the gay Christian Network, is one of those children. Like most evangelicals, Lee grew up believing that the bible was to be taken pretty much at face value, but in wrestling with the realization that he was gay, he has found a more nuanced way to read Scripture. Now he works to foster understanding of gays and lesbians within evangelical institutions. âI do hear from church leaders and pastors, who say, âI already know where I stand, but how can I be more loving and gracious to the gay community without compromising my convictions?ââ Lee said. âThere are a lot of things I say, but chief
Shannon Warnock, far right, a salvage hand with Big River Ship Builders & Salvage, secures his flotation device after loading a boat with MDEQ employees at Le Tourneau Landing to work on the damaged barge stalled on the west bank of the Mississippi River Monday near Vicksburg. A barge carrying thousands of gallons of oil struck a railroad bridge and began leaking before dawn Sunday. The accident forced the closure of a 16-mile stretch of the lower Mississippi, a major inland corridor for vessels carrying oil, fuel, grain and other goods. (Photo by Melanie Thortis, The Vicksburg Evening Post)
among them is that the more you listen to people and ask about their lives and stories, the more you are able to show grace and love, even if you donât agree.â Jeffress, who has gay and lesbian members in his church, tries to be compassionate and understanding. he said he is open to the possibility that sexual orientation has a genetic basis that cannot be cured or prayed away. âI think we were too quick to dismiss the possibility of a genetic predisposition,â Jeffress said. but that hasnât altered his belief the bible teaches that acting on homosexual desire is sinful, and he feels it is his responsibility to talk about it with his congregation. âWe cannot pick and choose what parts of godâs word we are called to share,â he said. âgod gave it to us, not to hurt people, but to help people.â but Jeffress said he was concerned that some other evangelical pastors were shirking this responsibility. âMy sense is that people are just avoiding the subject, by and large,â he said.
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the best interest of the citizens of the city of Starkville.â The qualifying deadline for this yearâs June 4 municipal election is March 8 at 5 p.m. primaries will be held May 7. If needed, a runoff will be held May 21. perkins joins current Aldermen ben Carver, Sandra Sistrunk and henry Vaughn in qualifying to run for another term.
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Margie pulley declined to comment on consolidation efforts Thursday. before the house Education Committee moved the bill forward Thursday, Chism said legislators were joined by Rep. Tyrone Ellis, a Democrat who represents Oktibbeha County. Ellis made a strong plea for the billâs passage to legislators, Chism said. A phone call to Ellis was not returned as of publication. previously, he said school consolidation in Oktibbeha County would greatly impact the areaâs workforce and economic development efforts. In a press conference Tuesday, SSD Superintendent Lewis holloway said no matter how legislators choose to proceed, the goal of the
district remains the same: providing a quality education for its students. In that same meeting, holloway said SSD requested additional funding from the legislature if consolidation occurs, but a dollar figure has not been finalized. As a consolidated district, Starkville would receive the countyâs MAEp allotment from the state, federal funds currently provided to the county and the countyâs ad valorem returns. Numerous gaps exist between the two school systems, including technology, infrastructure and testing assessment systems. âWe pointed out several items that need to be addressed, (including) facilities â which are major issues for some county schools â technology, SMART boards, laptops and assessment systems,â holloway said Tuesday. âIf this bill comes to be âŚ (OCSD needs) to be moving, as a school district, to be more like ours.â roles and awards. For instance, he said, CVM professor phil bushby received the American Veterinary Medical Associationâs 2012 Animal Welfare Award, and Ron McLaughlin, head of the CVM Department of Clinical Sciences, is president of the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. âJim britt, one of our faculty members, is on the board of directors for the American Association of bovine practitioners,â hoblet said. âhe represents probably four or five of the Southeastern states on that board, so heâs got a national role there.â
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of national issues ... that affect academic veterinary medicine. I (also) think itâs recognition for the (MSu) veterinary school.â MSu has maintained heavy involvement in AAVMC, hoblet said; for instance, Margaret Kern, the CVMâs associate dean for academic affairs, was one of the guest speakers at the AAVMC 2012 Annual Conference. greg bohach, MSu Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine vice president, said in a press release that hobletâs newfound
international leadership complements MSuâs international strategy. âhaving Dr. hoblet in this role represents a significant commitment on his part to growing opportunities for veterinary students here and around the country,â bohach said in the release. âThis is another example of how the college and division are working within and beyond our region to focus on issues facing our students now and as they enter their careers.â hoblet said he is one of several CVM faculty and staff selected for various national
Friday, February 1, 2013
Obamaâs sound, fury on national gun control
Iâm not afraid of president barack Obamaâs executive orders regarding guns. he directed his attorney general to review current policy; proposed rulemaking to give law enforcement the ability to run a background check before returning seized guns; told federal law enforcement to âtraceâ guns recovered in criminal investigations â They donât do that already? I guess I watch too much television â and announced he would nominate an ATF director for Senate approval (required since 2006). Some of the Orders are typical executive branch bureaucratic sound and fury: write a letter to gun dealers on how to do what theyâre already doing; write a letter to health care providers reminding them to report what they already report; issue a study on lost and stolen guns â no, not Fast and Furious, that was executive privilege not an executive order ââmaximizeâ enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime â now he is really, really serious about enforcement and prosecution, really, really maximum serious â direct the Centers for Disease Control to study gun violence; review safety standards for gun locks and gun safes, and issue a report on gun-safety technology; and provide model emergency response plans to schools and churches â likely a diagram which might resemble the map on the back of your hotel room door. Several of Obamaâs Orders could easily be confused with NRA initiatives: launch a national safe and responsible gun ownership campaign; provide law enforcement, first responders and school officials with training; and provide incentives for schools to hire armed officers. Liberals who trumpet a right to privacy might be concerned about some of the orders: increase data sharing among federal agencies; âaddressâ legal barriers in Obamacare that prevents sharing health information with federal agencies; brian Perry and encourage states to SyndiCated share perColUMniSt sonal information. basically, he wants health records as private in Obamacare as travel and finance records are in the patriot Act. That should terrify both ends of the political spectrum. but the scariest order of all: launch a national dialogue on mental health by health and human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan. I will watch CSpAN with white knuckles. They can pry my dialogue from cold, dead lips! Seriously, who is afraid of dialogue? politicians can say some stupid things, but I recognize this for what it is: political pandering by the White house to liberals who hate guns by preying on those who fear guns. After the murder of children in a school or regular folks at a movie theater by deranged savages, people are afraid and want the government to do something about it. If people thought gun violence could be ended by gun control, there would be a tidal push for restraining guns. but guns are not the problem. We are not taking guns from the military, although there are some in the military who abuse guns (Nidal Malik hasan at Fort hood). We are not taking guns from the police, although there are some in the police who abuse guns â hans Walters in Las Vegas. Mass murderers donât need guns â Timo-
thy McVeigh. And gun control does not work: John Fund recently wrote that gun researcher and economist John Lott said, âWith just one single exception, the attack on Congresswoman gabrielle giffords in Tuscan in 2001, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the u.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.â I donât begrudge liberals engaging in political pandering. but the same old tired efforts are futile, and more troubling, an attempt to violate the rights of Americans protected by the u.S. Constitution. The Second Amendment is not an inconvenience to skirt; it is no less sacred (in civic terms) than the rest of the bill of Rights. Consider our reaction to government control of other rights: âWeâre
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According to the Associated press, many smokers were caught off guard by an obscure provision in The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamdanny tyree acare) allowing health insurers SyndiCated to charge smokColUMniSt ers buying individual policies up to 50 percent higher premiums starting next Jan. 1. Regardless of how you feel about the fairness or unintended consequences of that stipulation, one is compelled to wonder what other penalties, taxes, regulations, waivers, agendas and pork barrel appropriations are lurking in the 2,700 pages of the far-reaching law. As the idiom says, âThe devil is in the details.â No, literally. beginning in 2015, hospital chaplains will be required to conduct cage fights with the prince of Darkness and/or wash windows when room occupancy drops below 80 percent.) Thatâs not all. Dedicated volunteers helped me dig out the following items: u If youâre electrocuted by âgreenâ
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Senate committee gun hearings miss the mark
For many Americans, not just those who live in Newtown or Aurora or Tucson, this was the big moment. Finally, the Senate Judiciary Committee would address the burning issue of gun violence in America. What they got at Wednesdayâs high-profile hearing was a well-articulated exchange, but make no mistake: little will change. participants at the gun session were firing blanks. Who could fail to be moved by gabby giffordsâ passionate plea to Congress to take action? âWe are not here as victims,â added her husband David Kelly, âwe are here as Americans.â It wasnât enough. Americaâs gun lobby is so powerful that even a hearing on curbing gun violence contained barely a word about actually removing firearms from the publicâs hands. Committee Chairman patrick Leahy of Vermont, a noted Senate liberal, was compelled in his opening statement to explain that he owns guns. The ranking member, Republican Chuck grassley of Iowa, went out of his way to assure gun owners that their rights will not be restricted. Not a chance. The hearing was like watching a circular firing squad. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, a noted gun opponent, tip-toed through the event, limiting his focus to background checks rather than actual gun restrictions. gayle Trotter, a womenâs rights advocate, testified that the AR-15 assault weapon is the ideal gun for a mother to use when defending her home and children against violent intruders. Imagine that! Lindsey graham, Republican of South Carolina, said he owns an AR-15 and insisted that in some cases the weapon âmakes perfect sense.â As a result of such thinking, this nation Peter fUnt will not soon solve â nor SyndiCated meaningfully ColUMniSt address â its rampant gun problem. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat of Illinois, got NRA chief Wayne Lapierre to concede that one reason he favors gun ownership is for citizens to protect themselves from their own government. James Johnson, the police chief in baltimore County, said Lapierreâs view was âcreepy.â but itâs part of a spreading view among misguided Americans that government, not guns, is what places them at risk. Thatâs how deep the division goes. While itâs perfectly reasonable to seek ways to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota expressed legitimate concern that proposed legislation might result in âstigmatizingâ the mentally ill. Even his gOp colleague, utahâs Orrin hatch, noted that the rights of the mentally ill must be protected. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, perhaps the Senateâs staunchest believer in actual anti-gun legislation, was forced to concede, âThis is such a difficult debate because people on both sides have such fixed positions.â Indeed. And nothing â not Newtown and not seeing former Congresswoman giffordsâ struggle just to utter a sentence as a result of her gun-
induced wounds â will change that. half the nation believes that the solution to gun violence is limiting guns; the other half believes the answer is to rush out and buy more guns. Congress hasnât been particularly successful lately in accomplishing things, but it remains skilled at holding hearings that give the superficial impression that change is at hand. When it comes to guns, the nation is at a standoff, and will remain there for some time. Lapierre, of all people, said he has testified on Capitol hill numerous times and ânothing changes.â he neglected to point out that he and the NRA are largely responsible for keeping it that way.
Peter Funt is a syndicated columnist and speaker. He can be reached at http://www.CandidCamera.com.
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MSu partners to host American Legion boys State through 2015
For Starkville Daily News Mississippi State university has been selected as the 201315 host campus for Mississippiâs American Legion boys State programâthe nationâs premier program for teaching how government works, developing leadership skills and nurturing an appreciation for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. boys State Director Neal boone, MSu president Mark E. Keenum, and boys State Chairman Donald Cabrol of the American Legion signed the three-year agreement Wednesday morning. Some 350 rising high school seniors from across the state will gather on MSuâs campus this summer to learn about state and local government and the electoral process. âWe see this new partnership with the boys dent thanked former State program and Lt. gov. Amy Tuck, the American Legion currently MSuâs vice in Mississippi as a trepresident for campus mendous honor for operations, for her role our university,â Keeâas a champion for this num said. âThe young project.â people participating After the signKeenum ing, the boys State in this program truly represent the best of and American Legion the best in terms of those who leadership delegation toured the are likely to choose careers in MSu campus and viewed the fapublic service or other significant cilities that would be utilized by leadership roles. This partnership the week-long program. gives Mississippi State an opporâIt was obvious from their tunity to engage these quality proposal that Mississippi State young people and to showcase really wanted to be more than a the magnificent opportunities host for boys Stateâthey wanted for further leadership develop- to be a partner and thatâs what ment that MSu offers.â we were looking for,â said CaKeenum said the university brol, representing the veteranâs community and its resources are organization that has long been committed to making the boys the national sponsor of the boys State experience at MSu âsec- State program. âIâm very imond to none.â The MSu presi- pressed with what weâve seen learn what sort of health care Congress receives. u The debt ceiling is automatically raised whenever a patient experiences an out-of-body experience, so the patient doesnât bump into the ceiling. u Federal funding is provided for the Sundance Film Festival documentary âCar Tragically Fails To Outrun Train; Curse You, global Warming!â u Folk wisdom is changed to âAn apple a day â from the apple-producing state with the largest electoral vote â keeps the doctor away.â u The Federal Aviation Administration redesigns hospital gowns to make them more revealing. u Instead of name-brand pharmaceuticals or cheap generic knockoffs, Medicaid now urges patients to utilize a third category of medication: imaginary pills from imaginary girlfriends. u Thatâs a nasty looking rash. Maybe perhaps the government should license journalists and make sure they are not felons or suffer from mental challenges. Maybe there should be a 48-hour waiting period before a newspaper publishes a story â a cooling-off period before they hastily print news. It is one thing to have a bible, but a seminary library? Who needs that much religion? If the devil comes for you, call a priest. Sure, we do have limits to speech and
and with the commitment Mississippi State has made.â boone, recently named Mississippiâs boys State director, said that the organizationâs agreement with MSu represented an âopportunity to take the boys State program to the next level.â âboys State reaches our next generation of leaders and, with Mississippi State, we believe we can significantly grow the program to reach more young people. The resources offered by the university will help us in recruitment and, in turn, we think boys State will help Mississippi State influence young leaders who are making decisions about where they will further their educations,â boone said. For more information on the Mississippi boys State program, visit http://www.msboysstate. com.
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energy, go straight to the head of the line at the ER. u hey, while youâre digitizing those medical records, Senator phogbound would really appreciate a bootleg copy of Adeleâs next single. u The pain chart is changed from a scale of â1-10â to a scale ranging from âI really shouldnât be tying up precious medical resources with my little problemsâ to âplease euthanize me and spare the world a lot of expense.â u CpR standards are further relaxed. Chest compressions, lap dance â itâs all good. u If your nose fails to light up when the surgeon touches the wrong organ during surgery, you canât sue for malpractice. u This act does not cover medications for the nausea you experience when you
we should just cryogenically preserve you and let your grandchildren deal with the problem. u If an ambulance driver finds traffic tied up in knots, he must find a gay boy Scout to untie said knots. u by the powers vested in us by the Interstate Commerce clause, insulin intolerance is now outlawed and condemned to the scrapheap of history. u prosthetic devices must be calibrated so there is a discernible lean to the left. u Ammunition magazines for opening child-proof lids may contain no more than 10 rounds. perhaps the biggest shocker was buried smack dab in the middle of the act. âSo, in a code decipherable only by you, Nancy pelosi, that was the exact location of the Lost Ark. This part of the message will self-destruct in 60 seconds. Are you sure you read the whole 2,700 pages, Nancy?â
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not banning religion, weâre just limiting the number of churches you can haveâ or âWeâre not stepping on free speech, weâre just limiting the number of pages in a newspaper, after all, who needs more than 10 pages to report a story?â If the pen is mightier than the sword,
religion and the same applies to guns. but politically, attempts at gun restriction will meet bipartisan defeat in the u.S. Congress and efforts by the president so far, signify nothing except politics as usual.
Jo Ann Hoggatt
NATChEZ â Mrs. Jo Ann Taylor hoggatt of brandon and formerly of Natchez, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at baptist hospital in Jackson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at St. Mary basilica in Natchez with Rev. David OâConnor officiating. burial will follow at greenlawn Memorial park Cemetery in Natchez. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Laird Funeral home in Natchez. Laird Funeral home of Natchez is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. hoggatt was born Dec. 15, 1936 in Natchez, the daughter of Clyde K. Taylor and Josephine Martello Taylor. From an early age, Jo Ann was very active in multiple sports including basketball, swimming, track and softball. She was a girlâs basketball coach at Cathedral high School and an all star softball player. Later in life, she participated in the Senior Olympics and won many gold and silver medals. She had a long career in the medical field working at Natchez Charity hospital, Lafayette general hospital and Central Mississippi home health Care. In later years she worked as an assistant teacher in special education for brandon Middle School. After retirement, she enjoyed her hobbies such as cooking and watching old movies (especially in black and white). She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes. She never met a stranger. She will be missed deeply by her family and friends. Survivors include two daughters, Kate Radzewicz Noles (Joey) of biloxi and Jane hoggatt of Woodville; two sons, William hoggatt (Leslie) of Madison and patrick hoggatt of brandon; seven grandchildren, Taylor Radzewicz, Jackson hoggatt, Jessamine hoggatt-Novak, Calene hoggatt, Josie hogatt,
Zachary hoggatt and Leah hoggatt; two sisters, Marilyn Jackson (Clark) of Natchez and Connie Lipscomb of brandon; and one brother, Dr. Clyde Taylor of Starkville. Mrs. hoggatt was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William âbillyâ hoggatt Sr. pallbearers will be bryan Jackson, Johnny hoggatt, bobby Lipscomb, Mikal Rodgers, David gordan, Kippy blaney, Clyde âEddieâ Taylor and Taylor Radzewicz. honorary pallbearers will be Clark Jackson Jr. and Carey Jackson. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.lairdfh. com.
Brian Perry is a partner with Capstone Public Affairs, LLC and a columnist for the Madison County Journal. Reach him at reasonablyright@ brianperry.ms or @CapstonePerry on Twitter.
Mr. DeSeane Keith Robinson, 23, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in Starkville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at New Zion united Methodist Church in Starkville with Rev. Tyrone Stallings officiating. burial will follow at New prospect Cemetery in Starkville. West Memorial Funeral home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online memorial register at http://www. westmemorialfunerals.com.
Special thanks to Leslie Taylor!
Leslie has been selected by her peers as OCH Regional Medical Center's Employee of the Quarter. As a registered nurse with OCH since 2007, Leslie works as a shift leader in the emergency room. She was cited as being an excellent nurse who has a wonderful spirit and is patient, kind and a delight to work with. So, thank you, Leslie, for setting a standard of excellence for us all!
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Friday, February 1, 2013
High School Basketball
Schaefer adapts to help SHS girls
By JASON EDWARDS firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes in life can be hard and no one understands that more than Starkville high School point guard blair Schaefer. In one year, the young athlete saw herself moving from College Station, Texas, to Starkville, which brought with it a new school, new people and a new role on the basketball court. While it was difficult to pick everything up and move when her dad Vic Schaefer accepted the job as Mississippi Stateâs womenâs basketball coach, blair Schaefer is adjusting well to the change. âIt was a big transition because College Station was bigger than Starkville and I was leaving all my friends behind, plus it was high school and it is kind of a difficult time to leave being the age that I am, but itâs been really great,â blair Schaefer said. âIâve taken on a new role for my high school team. (The) people here are really nice and just welcomed me, so itâs been really good.â As for the new role on the court, the junior moved from her previous position of two guard to controlling the game from the point for the Lady Yellowjackets. A change that Schaefer says only further developed her game. âItâs actually been a really great thing for me because this new role for me as a player has helped me develop the rest of my game,â Schaefer said. âIt is also helping me to make better decisions and make me a better all-around playBlair Schaefer is the point guard for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets. (Photo by Kim er. Itâs also going to help me on the next level, Murrell, SDN) because when I was a two-guard, I didnât make
the decisions. I was just a shooter. Now I drive, I make decisions and I have to get more assists.â ShS girls coach Kristie Williams agrees with her player on just how changing positions has impacted her game, especially her ball-handling. âShe has the skill set of a shooter, but she didnât really have that mix of a ball-handler along with the capabilities of a shooter so it increased her level of play,â Williams said. âShe is now capable of doing a little bit more because she does have the ball in her hand. She can now not only create shots for her teammates but for herself as well. âThe move has also increased her level of basketball IQ. She was already such a knowledgeable person in the game of basketball, but now she is able to take what she knows and use it as a leader on the court.â The last person to echo the positives seen in Schaefer since moving to point guard is her father who not only commented on the improvement in ball-handling but on the increased responsibility given to his daughter. âThe fact that she has had to play point and tighten up her handle has really been a blessing for her and her game,â coach Schaefer said. âShe has had to go against some pretty quick athletic kids night in and night out so sheâs really had to work on learning to get open. From that standpoint, I think coach Williams and her staff have really done a good job in relying on her. She wants the responsibility of being that go-to player and I think with the ball in her hand from the time you in bound the ball to the time she either shoots or she finds the person and has
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Womenâs College Basketball
No. 9 Lady Vols handle bulldogs at home
By STEVE MEGARGEE Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â Kamiko Williams made the most of a rare opportunity. Williams made her first start of the season Thursday night in place of injured center Isabelle harrison and produced 10 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and six steals as No. 9 Tennessee breezed to an 88-45 victory over Mississippi State. Williams delivered her second double-double and produced career highs in rebounds, assists and steals. The 5-foot11 senior guard now wants to start producing those totals on a more consistent basis. âNow that Isabelleâs out, itâs going to have to happen,â Williams said. âWe all have to step up. This game, I tried to focus on defense and rebounding. Everything else just played out for us.â harrison will undergo surgery Friday after re-injuring her left knee Monday in a 77-67 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3 sophomore averages 10.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The Lady Vols donât know whether she can return this season. âI hope she is back, but I think until they go and figure out whatâs going on with her knee, I donât know,â Tennessee coach holly Warlick said. âI guess itâs 50-50. Thatâs me guessing.â Tennessee (17-4, 8-0 SEC) didnât need harrison against Mississippi State (9-12, 1-7), which has never beaten the Lady Vols in 34 attempts. The Lady Vols won for the ninth time in their last 10 games by dominating the overmatched bulldogs, who had snapped a six-game losing streak Sunday with a 72-57 victory over Mississippi. Meighan Simmons scored 21 points, Taber Spani added 15 points and bashaara graves had 10 points as the Lady Vols led from start to finish. Martha Alwal led Mississippi State with 16 points and nine rebounds. The one-sided nature of the game allowed the injury-riddled Lady Vols to play everyone. Sophomore forward Cierra burdick returned to action Thursday after missing eight games with a broken right hand, but the Lady Vols still have only nine healthy players. All nine of Tennesseeâs available players entered the game before halftime Thursday and scored at least four points. Tennessee typically has used a seven-player rotation against SEC competition. burdick, normally a starter,
See WOMEN | Page 12 Thursday night. (Photo by Wade Payne, AP)
Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale (5) tries to slap the ball away from Mississippi State guard Darriel Gaynor
High School Soccer
SA seniors enjoy successful season
By DANNY P. SMITH email@example.com
Zach Slaughter, left photo, and Davis Pigg are the two senior captains for the Starkville Academy boys soccer team this season. (Submitted photos)
It usually takes a strong senior class in order to have a successful season. The Starkville Academy boys soccer team has found that to be true this year. A total of nine seniors can be found on the Volunteer roster this season and they have led the team to a 10-win season and a spot in the upcoming Class AAA playoffs. Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert gardner is proud of the contributions of Matthew Christiansen, Campbell Dobbs, Colby henderson, Matt Jones, Austin Miles, Drew pellum, Davis pigg, Colby Runnels and Zach Slaughter this season. âhonestly, it makes all the difference in the world,â gardner said. âWhen I looked at them as a group in our first meeting, I saw how deep we were. The difference is when you can basically field an entire team with seniors, youâll never have a group more experienced group than that. You just hope you have the right class
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The score phil Mickelson shot at TpC Scottdale on Thursday to match the phoenix Open record he shared with two other golfers.
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College Basketball Menâs SEC Glance All Times CT Florida Ole Miss Kentucky Alabama Missouri Arkansas Texas A&M Tennessee Georgia LSU S. Carolina Vanderbilt Auburn Miss. State SEC Pct. Ovr. Pct. 7-0 1.000 17-2 .895 6-1 .857 17-3 .850 5-2 .714 14-6 .700 4-2 .667 12-7 .632 4-3 .571 15-5 .750 3-3 .500 12-7 .632 3-4 ,429 13-7 .650 3-4 .429 11-8 .579 3-4 .429 9-11 .450 2-5 .286 11-7 .611 2-5 .286 12-8 .600 2-5 .286 8-11 .421 2-5 .286 8-12 .400 2-5 .286 7-12 .368 Tuesdayâs Games Tennessee 58, Vanderbilt 57 Kentucky 87, Ole Miss 74 Wednesdayâs Games Texas A&M 55, Miss. State 49 Georgia 57, Auburn 49 LSU 73, Missouri 70 Florida 75, S. Carolina 36 Thursdayâs Game Arkansas at Alabama, late Saturdayâs Games LSU at Miss. State, 4:30 p.m. Auburn at Missouri, 12:30 p.m. Georgia at S. Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Alabama at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. Tennessee at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Kentucky at Texas A&M, 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Florida, 6 p.m. Menâs Top 25 Fared Thursday 1. Michigan (20-1) did not play. Next: at No. 3 Indiana, Saturday. 2. Kansas (19-1) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday. 3. Indiana (19-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Michigan, Saturday. 4. Florida (17-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 16 Mississippi, Saturday. 5. Duke (18-2) did not play. Next: at Florida State, Saturday. 6. Syracuse (18-2) did not play. Next: at Pittsburgh, Saturday. 7. Gonzaga (19-2) at Loyola Marymount. Next: at San Diego, Saturday. 8. Arizona (17-2) at Washington. Next: at Washington State, Saturday. 9. Butler (17-3) at St. Louis. Next: vs. Rhode Island, Saturday. 10. Oregon (18-3) did not play. Next: at California, Saturday. 11. Ohio State (16-4) did not play. Next: at Nebraska, Saturday. 12. Louisville (17-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Marquette, Sunday. 13. Michigan State (18-4) beat Illinois 7875. Next: vs. No. 23 Minnesota, Wednesday. 14. Miami (16-3) did not play. Next: at No. 19 N.C. State, Saturday. 15. Wichita State (19-3) did not play. Next: at Northern Iowa, Saturday. 16. Mississippi (17-3) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Florida, Saturday. 17. Missouri (15-5) did not play. Next: vs. Auburn, Saturday. 18. Kansas State (16-4) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma, Saturday. 19. N.C. State (16-5) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Duke, Thursday, Feb. 7. 20. New Mexico (18-3) did not play. Next: vs. Nevada, Saturday. 21. Creighton (19-3) did not play. Next: vs. Bradley, Saturday. 22. San Diego State (16-4) did not play. Next: at Air Force, Saturday. 23. Minnesota (16-5) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, Sunday. 24. Cincinnati (17-4) did not play. Next: at Seton Hall, Saturday. 25. Marquette (15-4) did not play. Next: at No. 12 Louisville, Sunday. Womenâs SEC Glance All Times CT Tennessee Kentucky Texas A&M Georgia S. Carolina Vanderbilt LSU Missouri Arkansas Florida Auburn Alabama Miss. State Ole Miss SEC Pct. 8-0 1.000 7-1 .875 7-1 .875 6-2 .750 6-2 .750 4-4 .500 4-4 .500 3-5 .375 2-5 .286 2-6 .250 2-6 .250 2-6 .250 1-7 .125 1-7 .125 Ovr. 17-4 19-2 17-5 18-3 18-3 14-7 13-8 14-8 14-6 13-9 13-8 12-9 9-12 8-13 Pct. .810 .905 .772 .857 .857 .666 .619 .636 .700 .590 .619 .571 .429 .380
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âNow I see everything more clear, and Iâm happy to be aboard with the Arizona Diamondbacks.â
baseball player Martin prado said about leaving the Atlanta braves to join the Diamondbacks.
Starkvilleâs Jurusik gets records, honor
For Starkville Daily News St. Catherine university swimmer Steffanie Jurusik of Starkville capped a record-breaking weekend of swimming by pulling in her first-ever Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week honor as a Wildcat for her performance recently at the grinnell College Invitational in grinnell, Iowa. The senior started off the event with a splash as she broke the last of Sue heidelbergâs St. Catherine swimming records from 20 years ago with a preliminary time of 2:14.35 in the preliminaries of the 200 butterfly. Jurusik Jurusik then went on to win the event with a time of 2:14.73 to gain big points for the Wildcats. The same day, Jurusik also turned in her second-best performance in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:13.04. It was an event in which Jurusik broke a meet and pool record at the university of St. Thomas in December. She also swam the fastest leg of the 10th-place 200 freestyle relay team and helped St. Catherine to a sixth-place finish in the 400 medley relay. Jurusik followed up her impressive Friday performances with a strong set of swims the next day. She pulled in a thirdplace finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.08 and clocked in at 2:13.34 in the 400 backstroke which was good enough for fourth place. In the Saturday relay events, Jurusik helped the Wildcats pull in points with a 12th-place finish in the 200 medley relay to open the day. In the dayâs final event, Jurusik swam the fastest leg of the Wildcat 400 freestyle relay as the team came in eighth. St. Catherine captured sixth-place overall as a team in a field of 11 womenâs squads with the contribution of Jurusik and others.
THe AreA SlATe
Raheim Robinson (21) and the Starkville Academy Volunteers host Jackson Prep today. The action starts with junior high games at 4 p.m. (Photo by Kim Murrell, SDN)
Today High School Basketball Noxubee County at Starkville, 5 p.m. Jackson Prep at Starkville Academy, 4 p.m. East Oktibbeha at Nanih Waiya, 6 p.m. West Oktibbeha at Tremont, 6 p.m. East Webster at Vardaman, 6 p.m. Louisville at Ackerman, 6 p.m. High School Soccer Parklane Academy at Starkville Academy, 4 p.m.
Mavericks 117, Kings 112 (Outlaw DNP) Heat 128, Kings 99 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 124, Cavaliers 118 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 95, Wizards 94 (Outlaw DNP) Grizzlies 85, Kings 69 (Outlaw 8) Kings 97, Bobcats 93 (Outlaw DNP) Hornets 114, Kings 105 (Outlaw 10) Suns 106, Kings 96 (Outlaw 5) Thunder 105, Kings 95 (Outlaw 10) Nuggets 121, Kings 93, (Outlaw 0) Kings 96, Wizards 94 (Outlaw DNP) Celtics 99, Kings 81 (Outlaw 3) Feb. 1 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at New York, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Utah, 9 p.m. Feb. 9 Utah, 10 p.m. Feb. 10 Houston, 9 p.m. Feb. 12 at Memphis, 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 San Antonio, 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Orlando, 7 p.m. March 1 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. March 3 Charlotte, 6 p.m. March 5 Denver, 10 p.m. March 6 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. March 8 Phoenix, 10 p.m. March 10 Milwaukee, 9 p.m. March 13 Chicago, 10 p.m. March 17 at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. March 19 L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m. March 21 Minnesota, 10 p.m. March 23 at Denver, 9 p.m. March 24 Philadelphia, 9 p.m. March 27 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. March 28 at Phoenix, 10 p.m. March 30 L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m. April 3 Houston, 10 p.m. April 5 Dallas, 10 p.m. April 7 Memphis, 6 p.m. April 10 New Orleans, 10 p.m. April 12 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. April 14 at Houston, 7 p.m. April 15 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. April 17 L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. College Football MIssissippi State 2013 commitments Jeremey Chappelle, WR, Tyler, Texas Shelby Christy, WR, Geismar, La. Jamaal Clayborn, OG, Flowood, Miss. Tolando Cleveland, DB, Powder Springs, Ga. Kivon Coman, S, Chatham, Va. Justin Cox, S, Scooba, Miss. Kent Flowers, OT, Hollandale, Miss. Donald Gray, WR, Memphis, Tenn. B.J. Hammond, WR, Gadsden, Ala. Dezmond Harris, ATH, Mccalla, Ala. Tyreâoune Holmes, ATH, Tylertown, Miss. Chris Jones, DE, Houston, Miss. Ulric Jones, DE, Oxford, Ala. Gabe Myles, CB, Starkville, Miss. Artimas Samuel, TE, Chatham, Va. Cord Sandberg, QB, Bradenton, Fla. Trent Simpson, TE, Oxford, Ala. Ashton Shumpert, RB, Tupelo, Miss. Jake Thomas, OT, Columbus, Miss. Brandon Wells, ATH, Bogue Chitto, Miss. Damian Williams, QB, Metarie, La. DeâRunnya Wilson WR, Birmingham, Ala. National Football League Playoff Glance All Times EST Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 6 p.m. (CBS) Transactions
SpRD girls softball holds registration
The Starkville park and Recreation Departmentâs girls youth fastpitch softball online registration begins today. Anyone interested may register at the Sportsplex starting on Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Onsite registration dates will be held on Feb. 19 and Feb. 25 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the board Room at the Sportsplex. girls ages 5-18 are welcome to sign up and the registration fee is $45. For any questions, contact Danielle Riley at intern@ starkvilleparks.com
WHATâS ON TV
Today BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 â Junior middleweights, Carlos Molina (20-5-2) vs. Cory Spinks (397-0), at Chicago GOLF 3 p.m. TGC â PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, sec14. Purdue (18-3) beat Indiana 59-42. Next: at No. 7 Penn State, Monday. 15. South Carolina (18-3) did not play. Next: vs. Auburn, Sunday. 16. Texas A&M (17-5) beat Vanderbilt 6052. Next: at LSU, Monday. 17. Dayton (18-1) did not play. Next: at Richmond, Sunday. 18. UCLA (15-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 22 Colorado, Friday. 19. Oklahoma State (15-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Baylor, Saturday. 20. Florida State (17-4) lost to No. 11 North Carolina 72-62. Next: vs. Clemson, Sunday. 21. Oklahoma (16-4) did not play. Next: at West Virginia, Sunday. 22. Colorado (15-4) did not play. Next: at No. 18 UCLA, Friday. 23. Iowa State (14-5) did not play. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Saturday. 24. Iowa (16-6) lost to Illinois 74-62. Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday. 25. Delaware (17-3) beat Georgia State 7038. Next: vs. Hofstra, Sunday. Womenâs Boxscore TENNESSEE 88, MISSISSIPPI ST. 45 MISSISSIPPI ST. (9-12) C. Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Alwal 7-12 2-7 16, Gaynor 3-8 0-0 8, May 2-13 0-0 5, Grant 4-19 1-4 10, S. Williams 1-1 0-0 2, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, James 0-2 0-0 0, Ward 1-1 1-2 4. Totals 18-57 4-13 45. TENNESSEE (17-4) Graves 5-10 0-0 10, Williams 4-7 2-2 10, Massengale 1-5 2-2 5, Simmons 9-19 2-4 21, Spani 6-14 2-2 15, Phillips 3-4 2-2 8, Jones 2-2 3-4 7, Burdick 2-4 0-0 4, Moore 2-6 4-4 8. Totals 34-71 17-20 88. HalftimeâTennessee 42-18. 3-Point Goalsâ Mississippi St. 5-12 (Gaynor 2-5, Ward 1-1, May 1-2, Grant 1-3, James 0-1), Tennessee 3-13 (Massengale 1-3, Spani 1-4, Simmons 1-5, Williams 0-1). Fouled OutâJones, C. Williams. ReboundsâMississippi St. 32 (Alwal 9), Tennessee 49 (Williams 13). AssistsâMississippi St. 14 (May 4), Tennessee 18 (Williams 6). Total FoulsâMississippi St. 18, Tennessee 14. Aâ13,011. National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct 28 15 .651 New York Brooklyn 27 19 .587 Boston 22 23 .489 Philadelphia 19 26 .422 Toronto 16 30 .348 Southeast Division W L Pct 29 13 .690 Miami Atlanta 26 19 .578 14 31 .311 Orlando Washington 11 33 .250 Charlotte 11 34 .244 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 28 17 .622 Indiana 27 19 .587 Milwaukee 24 20 .545 Detroit 17 29 .370 13 33 .283 Cleveland ond round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 3 a.m. TGC â European PGA Tour, Dubai Desert Classic, third round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates NBA BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN â Miami at Indiana 8:30 p.m. ESPN â L.A. Lakers at Minnesota New Orleans 15 31 .326 21 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 35 11 .761 â 29 18 .617 6Â˝ Denver Utah 25 21 .543 10 Portland 23 22 .511 11Â˝ Minnesota 17 25 .405 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 34 13 .723 â Golden State 28 17 .622 5 20 26 .435 13Â˝ L.A. Lakers Sacramento 17 30 .362 17 16 30 .348 17Â˝ Phoenix Wednesdayâs Games Philadelphia 92, Washington 84 Indiana 98, Detroit 79 Boston 99, Sacramento 81 New York 113, Orlando 97 Atlanta 93, Toronto 92 L.A. Clippers 96, Minnesota 90 Chicago 104, Milwaukee 88 Miami 105, Brooklyn 85 San Antonio 102, Charlotte 78 Denver 118, Houston 110 Utah 104, New Orleans 99 Phoenix 92, L.A. Lakers 86 Thursdayâs Games Oklahoma City 106, Memphis 89 Dallas at Golden State, late Todayâs Games L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Kings Schedule (Travis Outlawâs point total listed at right.) All Times Eastern Bulls 93, Kings 87 (Outlaw DNP) Timberwolves 92, Kings 80 (Outlaw 2) Pacers 106, Kings 98, 2OT (Outlaw DNP) Kings 94, Warriors 92 (Outlaw 2) Kings 94, Warriors 92 (Outlaw 2) Spurs 97, Kings 86 (Outlaw 0) L.A. Lakers 103, Kings 90 (Outlaw 11) Trail Blazers 103, Kings 86 (Outlaw DNP) Hawks 112, Kings 96 (Outlaw DNP) Nets 99, Kings 90 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 113, Lakers 97 (Outlaw DNP) Jazz 104, Kings 102 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 108, Jazz 97 (Outlaw DNP) Timberwolves 97, Kings 89 (Outlaw DNP) Pacers 97, Kings 92 (Outlaw DNP) Clippers 116, Kings 81 (Outlaw 4) Kings 107, Raptors 100 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 91, Magic 82 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 99, Trail Blazers 80 (Outlaw 11) Mavericks 119, Kings 96 (Outlaw 0) Bucks 98, Kings 85 (Outlaw 6) Thunder 113, Kings 103 (Outlaw DNP) Nuggets 122, Kings 97 (Outlaw 0) Suns 101, Kings 90 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 131, Warriors 127 (Outlaw DNP) Clippers 97, Kings 85 (Outlaw 0) Kings 108, Trail Blazers 96 (Outlaw 15) Trail Blazers 109, Kings 91 (Outlaw 4) Kings 106, Knicks 105 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 118, Celtics 96 (Outlaw DNP) Pistons 103, Kings 97 (Outlaw 6) Kings 97, Cavaliers 94 (Outlaw DNP) Kings 105, Raptors 96 (Outlaw DNP) Nets 113, Kings 93 (Outlaw 0) Grizzlies 113, Kings 81 (Outlaw 4)
ShS bumper stickers on sale
Starkville high School is selling bumper stickers commemorating the football teamâs Class 5A State championship. The bumper stickers cost $3 each, or two for $5, and are available at the ShS school office or the athletic department at the greensboro Center.
State track team heads to meets
After a two-week break from competition and a successful trip to the Auburn Indoor Invitational, the Mississippi State indoor track and field team will divide its talents this weekend to compete at the Meyo Invite in South bend, Ind., and in New York at the New balance Invitational. A weekend in birmingham on Jan. 19 allowed MSu to shine in multiple events. A team of Lady bulldogs, comprised of Chloe phillips, brittany Covington, Emma Neigel and Katie huston, posted a time of 11:56.01 seconds to improve upon the Auburn Indoor Tate Invitational record of 12:14.75 seconds in the 4000-meter distance medley. This performance, accompanied with eight other top 10 finishes at the meet, proved that MSu is ready for some of its toughest competition yet. Competing this weekend against 99 universities from all over the country, the bulldogs are looking to repeat last yearâs New balance Invitational accomplishments. In 2012, the team brought home a top 15 finish in each MSu event, including four first-place finishes. State is also looking to leave its mark on the big Ten as Notre Dame hosts the Meyo Invite. Senior Tavaris Tate, a former Starkville high School athlete, is eager for the chance to shine on a big stage in Indiana. âIâm pretty excited for this weekend, but Iâm just trying to stay focused like itâs my last race,â Tate said. âItâs my first open 400 since I tore my hamstring at the Olympic trials, so Iâm really blessed to have another year competing for State.â The bulldogs will split meets again next weekend, February 8-9, as some return to familiar birmingham to compete in the Samford Multi Invite, while others travel to the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville.
Mondayâs Game Notre Dame 77, Tennessee 67 Thursdayâs Games Tennessee 88, Miss. State 45 LSU 59, Auburn 55 Georgia 65, Alabama 59 Missouri 69, Florida 64 Texas A&M 60, Vanderbilt 52 Arkansas 77, Ole Miss 66 Sundayâs Games Arkansas at Miss. State, 2 p.m. Alabama at Florida, noon Georgia at Kentucky, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Missouri, 1 p.m. Auburn at S. Carolina, 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. Womenâs Top 25 Fared Thursday 1. Baylor (19-1) did not play. Next: at No. 19 Oklahoma State, Saturday. 2. Notre Dame (19-1) did not play. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Saturday. 3. UConn (19-1) did not play. Next: at St. Johnâs, Saturday. 4. Stanford (18-2) did not play. Next: at Oregon, Friday. 5. Duke (19-1) beat Miami 82-43. Next: at No. 11 North Carolina, Sunday. 6. California (17-2) did not play. Next: at Oregon State, Friday. 7. Penn State (17-3) lost to Wisconsin 6361. Next: vs. No. 14 Purdue, Monday. 8. Kentucky (19-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 13 Georgia, Sunday. 9. Tennessee (17-4) beat Mississippi State 88-45. Next: at Missouri, Sunday 10. Maryland (17-3) did not play. Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday. 11. North Carolina (20-2) beat No. 20 Florida State 72-62. Next: vs. No. 5 Duke, Sunday. 12. Louisville (18-4) did not play. Next: vs. Georgetown, Saturday. 13. Georgia (18-3) beat Alabama 65-59. Next: at No. 8 Kentucky, Sunday.
bulldog Frazier recognized again
The preseason accolades continued Thursday for Mississippi State junior shortstop Adam Frazier. The bishop, ga., native was among 14 players from the Southeastern Conference accorded first, second or third-team honors on the baseball America 2013 preseason All-America Team. Frazier was a third-team selection on the squad compiled in a poll of Major League baseball scouting directors. Itâs the fifth preseason all-America team honor for Frazier, the Most Valuable player of MSuâs championship run in last yearâs SEC Tournament and a member of the 2012 uSA baseball Collegiate National Team. Frazier set the pace at the plate for State and ranked third in the SEC with 91 hits and a .371 batting average. The bulldog shortstop also starred on defense for the Diamond Dogs, leading the SEC with 227 assists and assisting with 51 of MSuâs NCAA-leading 71 double plays. MSu has three intrasquad games set this weekend at Dudy Noble Field (today at 4:30, Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.) as the bulldogs prepare for a season-opening fourgame series against the portland pilots Feb. 15-17.
GB â 2Â˝ 7 10 13Â˝ GB â 4Â˝ 16Â˝ 19 19Â˝ GB â 1Â˝ 3Â˝ 11Â˝ 15Â˝
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 37 11 .771 â Memphis 29 16 .644 6Â˝ Houston 25 23 .521 12 Dallas 19 26 .422 16Â˝
BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOXâPromoted Pam Kenn to senior director of public affairs. Named Kevin Gregg director of media relations. CLEVELAND INDIANSâSigned RHP Matt Capps to a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELSâAgreed to terms with INF Bill Hall on a minor league contract. Named Omar Vizquel roving infield instructor. NEW YORK YANKEESâSigned OF Matt Diaz, INF Dan Johnson, OF Thomas Neal, OF Juan Rivera and C Bobby Wilson to minor league contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSâAgreed to terms with INF/OF Martin Pradoon a fouryear contract through 2016. CINCINNATI REDSâAgreed to terms with OF Chris Heisey and RHP Alfredo Simon On one-year contracts. NEW YORK METSâSigned RHP LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATESâAgreed to terms with 2B Neil Walker and RHP James McDonald. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBAâFined Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey $25,000 for public criticism of officiating. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League B.C. LIONSâRe-signed WR Shawn Gore. EDMONTON ESKIMOSâAcquired QB Mike Reilly a 2013 second-round draft pick from the BC Lions for a 2013 secondround draft pick and a 2014 second-round draft pick. Released DB Rod Williams and DE Lee Robinson. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSâTraded F Peter LeBlanc to the Washington Capitals for future considerations. Acquired F Mathieu Beaudoin from Hershey (AHL) for future considerations. EDMONTON OILERSâAssigned LW Magnus Paajarvi to Oklahoma City (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS_Acquired F Zach Hamill from Washington for F Casey Wellman. NEW JERSEY DEVILSâActivated C Adam Henrique. Assigned RW Cam Janssen to Albany (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFSâClaimed F Frazer McLaren off waivers from San Jose. Called up LW Ryan Hamilton from Toronto (AHL). Placed RW Mike Brown on injured reserve. COLLEGE KANSAS STATE âSigned football coach Bill Snyder to a five-year contract through 2017. OREGONâPromoted Scott Frost to offensive coordinator. SAN JOSE STATEâNamed Jimmie Dougherty offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Hank Fraley offensive line coach, James Jones defensive line coach, Greg Lewis wide receivers coach, Joe Staab safeties coach, Kenwick Thompson defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Donte Williams cornerbacks coach, Kirk Jones coordinator of football operations, and Gary Uribe strength, conditioning and athletic performance coach.
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Rice says to Moss âcheck statsâ
By JANIE McCAULEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS â hall of Famer Jerry Rice has no interest in a back-and-forth debate with Randy Moss during Super bowl week about whoâs the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time. âThis is not about Randy and Jerry,â Rice said Thursday. âItâs OK. I donât need to talk about being the best receiver. I donât need to do that. I donât need to pat myself on the back.â Rice has a strong opinion on rice the matter, yet insists he wonât come out and say he is the best ever. The former San Francisco 49ers star turned television man will offer one thought to Moss: Check the stats. âI know he says you canât bring the stats into the scenario, but I think thatâs part of being the best receiver to play the game,â Rice said Thursday. âIâm just having fun with it right now. I think the thing is, I never took any plays off and I always gave 100 percent. Also, you put my numbers up against Randyâs and my body of work compared to his, and thereâs a big difference.â During media day Tuesday at the Superdome, Moss declared himself âthe greatest receiver ever to play this game.â The 35-year-old Moss, who returned to the league this season after a year off, Moss made 28 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns this season. In 2007, he broke Riceâs single-season record for touchdown catches with 23. Rice had 22 in 1987. Rice, who played high school football at b.L. Moor in Oktibbeha County and at Mississippi Valley State before his professional career, had 14 1,000-yard seasons. Moss is second with 10. Rice, who played the first 16 of his 21 NFL seasons with San Francisco from 1985-2000, holds virtually every significant receiving mark. That includes most career receptions (1,549); yards receiving (22,895); total touchdowns (208); and combined net yards (23,546) in his career with San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle. Rice gives Moss the nod for pure talent and athletic ability, but thatâs not all it takes. âThe thing about me guys â and I still say this today â I think Randy Moss was the most talented,â Rice said. âbut along with being the most talented, you have to work hard â every season, every play. I was not the most talented, but I was going to outwork you. he probably could have been the greatest player ever to play the game. heâs 6-5, could run a 4.3. Could outjump you. Struck fear in the heart of the defense. but you have to have it here, in your heart.â Rice later pointed out that he wasnât questioning Mossâ heart, just emphasizing his own
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss talks with reporters on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Humphrey, AP) and the passion for the game. âThis is how I impacted the game,â Rice said, holding up the sparkly 1988-89 championship ring on his middle right finger, âwith Super bowl rings. Iâm hoping he can go out there and win his first one and be a big factor.â
before Rice spoke, during a media session for several in the lineup of ESpN commentators, he was announced as âarguably the best wide receiver ...â The woman couldnât finish before Rice interrupted. âThe second best,â he quipped, laughing.
49ers, Ravens work outside for practice
From Wire Reports NEW ORLEANS (Ap) â The San Francisco 49ers practiced outside Thursday for the first time in the big Easy, and the baltimore Ravens were briefly right nearby. A day after their Super bowl preparations were moved indoors because of high winds, coach Jim harbaughâs NFC champions shared the Saints facility with big brother Johnâs baltimore team after it moved from Tulane university. Jim harbaugh called the 100-minute session a âphoto copyâ of the outstanding practice Wednesday, which safety Donte Whitner considered the best all year. San Francisco overlapped for 10 minutes with the Ravens, with drapes from local merchants used to separate the practices and ensure privacy. Jim harbaugh credited the collaborative effort to âcooperating Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs a drill spirits.â during practice, while running back LaMichael James, left, Linebackers Aldon Smith and Ahmad and safety Trenton Robinson, right, wait their turn. (Photo by brooks were limited in practice for the secMark Humphrey, AP) ond day with shoulder injuries. Ravens moving main practice to grass field unhappy with the hard artificial turf at Tulane universityâs baseball field, the Ravens will hold their main practice Thursday at the Saintsâ facility instead. because Tulane has broken ground on a new football stadium, the AFC champions were forced to practice in the outfield of the baseball facility Wednesday. Coach John harbaugh, star linebacker Ray Lewis and several other players said it was âhard on the legs.â After the Ravens approached the league about practicing on grass, the NFL arranged for them to follow the 49ers at the Saints training fields. but baltimore will hold a walkthrough at Tulane first. âItâs a baseball field, itâs really tight, and when you stop and start, you feel it,â Lewis said. âItâs especially tough for the older guys. I know the other players, on that hard surface, they feel it. âI donât think (the NFL) thought it would be a problem. The last thing you
want is anything that makes your players ache. You want to do the opposite.â As part of the preparation at Tulane, the baseball field was tested to measure the hardness of the surface. The readings were within the acceptable range for NFL fields, but the Ravens werenât comfortable. They also were working on a makeshift 80-yard field, although another area was available for the kickers. And they had no indoor field to work on as the 49ers did. The Ravens practiced in wind gusts up to 24 mph on Wednesday. Tulane has begun tearing down the regular practice field, where the new stadium will go. While Super bowl planning has been under way for three years, Tulaneâs construction timeline was uncertain as the school cleared bureaucratic hurdles until recently. both Super bowl teams have worked out at the same venue before. In 2004 in houston, the panthers and patriots both used the Texansâ training facility.
packers all-time leading receiver Driver to retire
By NANCY ARMOUR Associated Press NEW ORLEANS â No other uniform would fit Donald Driver. The green bay packers all-time leading receiver announced his retirement Thursday morning, with a public ceremony planned for Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. "I've always said I never want to wear another uniform. I've always said that I owe it to the fans to retire as a packer," Driver said. "I feel like I can still play, but if I can't play for my organization, then I can't play for anyone else." Driver finishes his 14-year career as green bay's all-time leader in yards receiving (10,137 yards), catches (743) and 1,000-yard seasons (seven), and is third behind Don hutson and Sterling Sharpe with 61 touchdown receptions. A four-time pro bowler, he was green bay's MVp in 2002 and was part of the team that won the Super bowl following the 2010 season. Only brett Favre played more games in a packers uniform. "All 14 years. Every day," Driver said in an interview on ESpN's "Mike & Mike" when asked what his favorite memory is. "That's a special place to walk out of, and that's something I'll never forget." Drafted by green bay in the seventh round of the 1999 draft, Driver became one of the most popular and prolific packers. he had six straight 1,000-yard seasons from 2004-09, averaging 14 yards per catch during the stretch. he made at least one catch in 133 straight games from 2002 to 2010, another franchise record. he's one of only 18 wide receivers in NFL history with 700-plus career catches and 10,000 or more receiving yards in 200 games. "It was a pleasure to share the field with you for 4 years! great player, tremendous person. (hash) retire80," offensive guard T.J. Lang said on Twitter. Aaron Rodgers added, "Thanks for the memories quickie, you will be missed (hash)packer4Life." Quickie is Driver's childhood nickname. green bay fans have a close bond with every packers player, but they had a particular soft spot for Driver. They loved his bright smile and infectious laugh, and were moved by his story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. growing up, Driver and his family were so poor that he, his mother and siblings sometimes spent the nights
in a u-haul. he and his brother stole cars to get money, and Driver sold drugs, too. packers fans embraced him â his jersey is a popular sight at Lambeau Field, right up there with Rodgers' No. 12 and Clay Matthews' No. 52 â and he happily returned the love. he's been active in the community throughout his career and said that won't change. his annual community softball game will be played June 16. "That's my second home," Driver said. "I'm born and raised in houston, Texas, but Wisconsin is always going to be a home for me, and I'll always be back.' Though Driver had said he hoped to play until he was 40 â he turns 38 on Saturday â his retirement was hardly a surprise. he had restructured the final year of his contract to come back this season, but played only a bit role in the offense with greg Jennings, James Jones, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb ahead of him on the depth chart. Driver's eight catches for 77 yards were his lowest totals since his rookie season, and he was inactive for four games, including the NFC wild-card, his final game at Lambeau Field. Though coach Mike McCarthy didn't say as much during their postseason meeting, Driver knew he wasn't in the packers plans for next season. "I just kind of knew in his eyes," Driver said. "When you've known a guy for so long and you're friends, it's hard for him to tell you that they're not going to bring me back. I just kind of looked at him and I just kind of knew that that's what they were going to do." And that made his decision easy. Minnesota reportedly had interest in Driver, and he said he thinks there would have been other teams that wanted him, too. but he wasn't going to play for anyone besides the packers, a decision supported by his wife bettina and their three children. "Do I feel like I can still play? Yes," he said. "but at the end of the day, I owe it to the fans to put the cleats up. I promised them years ago that I would never wear nothing but green and gold, so I owe it to them to walk away." Driver also didn't want to put the packers in a tough spot, having watched them go through their messy divorce with Favre. "I just wanted to make it easy on the organization, not put any pressure on them," Driver said. "Just be able to walk away on my own terms and not have them say, âWe're not going to bring you back.'"
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National Basketball Association
Without gay, grizzlies lose to Thunder
By JEFF LATZKE Associated Press OKLAhOMA CITY â Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Memphis 106-89 Thursday night in the grizzliesâ first game since trading away leadingscorer Rudy gay. Memphis struggled mightily in the first half and trailed by 26 in the third quarter before a mini-implosion by the Thunder that featured Westbrook getting benched after a dust-up with his teammates. It still didnât provide a big enough opening for the grizzlies, who were playing short-handed while waiting for trade acquisitions Tayshaun prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis to arrive and pass physicals. Jerryd bayless led Memphis with 23 points. Zach Randolph missed his first 10 shots and wound up with nine points and 19 rebounds. The grizzlies were already short on numbers after dealing away reserves Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby for Jon Leuer about a week earlier and with Quincy pondexter out with a sprained ligament in his left knee. That left just nine healthy players for Memphis, and Leuer didnât get into the game until it was out of hand in the final 5 minutes. Just when Oklahoma City seemed to be firmly in control, Westbrook started sniping with his teammates after a possession when he posted up along the left side of the lane and eventually got called for a turnover when bayless stuck with him on defense for 5 seconds. Westbrook then spiked the ball twice while gesturing toward Thabo Sefolosha and Durant that they
needed to get open better. he then hollered toward coach Scott brooks on the bench. Memphis followed his outburst with 10 straight points to make it a game again â with Westbrook getting an early hook during the stretch and heading down the tunnel to the locker room. brooks finally put him back in the game to start the fourth quarter, after Memphis had pulled to 77-67 in the final minute of the third quarter. Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper and set up Kevin Martin for a 3-pointer in transition on consecutive possessions to bump the lead back up to 86-69 with 9:32 remaining. That all but ended the grizzliesâ comeback bid. Memphis had been one of only three visiting teams to win at the Chesapeake Energy Arena this season, but that was before the two trades aimed at avoiding the luxury tax. From the start, the depleted grizzlies were no match for the Thunder at full strength. Returning home for the first time after a six-game road trip, Oklahoma City connected on its first nine shots to move ahead and then tacked onto the lead after the streak stopped. Martinâs 3-pointer from the left wing pushed the advantage into double digits for the first time at 27-16 with 2:41 left in the first quarter. Nick Collison had a two-handed slam and Durant converted a three-point play after being fouled on a right-handed jam during a string of nine straight Oklahoma City points early in the second quarter, and the lead ballooned to 24 by halftime. Memphis shot just 26 percent while matching its season-low Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) goes up for a shot with 34 first-half points while the Thunder made 61 percent and scored 58 points against what has been the leagueâs stingi- in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game. (Photo by Sue Ogrocki, AP) est defense.
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Womenâs College Basketball
Rebels overwhelmed by Hogs
From Special, Wire Reports OXFORD â Arkansas used a run and pulled away late in the second half as the Ole Miss womenâs basketball team fell to the Razorbacks 77-66 Thursday night. With the loss Ole Miss fell to 8-13 (1-7 SEC) while Arkansas improved to 15-6 (3-5 SEC). Diara Moore scored in double figures for the team-leading 15th time this year with 14 points while Tia Faleru also added 14 points. Valencia McFarland added 11 points and added a teamhigh eight rebounds. The Razorbacks went on a 20-3 run capped at georgia 65, Alabama 59 the 3:36 mark to pull away from the Rebels. Ole Miss used three early 3-pointers, two from AThENS, ga. (Ap) â Khaalidah Miller Moore and one from Faleru, to build a 15-7 lead scored 11 points off the bench as No. 13 georgia with 13:12 remaining in the first half. held off Alabama 65-59 Thursday night in SouthArkansas tied the game at 25-25 with 6:45 left eastern Conference action. in the half. The Razorbacks took their first lead Jasmine hassell added 10 points and eight reof the game since the team led, 3-0, with 3:39 remaining in the half as Arkansas went up 34-33 lead. At the half, Arkansas led, 38-35. Moore led the Rebels with 12 points while Faleru added seven. As a team, Ole Miss shot 28.1 percent (9-32) from the floor while Arkansas shot 44.1 percent (15-34). The Rebels were 13-14 from the free throw line in the first half. In the second half, the Razorbacks led by six, 44-38, with 16:34 left in the half before Ole Miss went up one, 45-44, on a three from Faleru. bounds for the bulldogs (18-3, 6-2), who won for the 850th time in program history, becoming just the 10th Division I school to reach the mark. The Crimson Tide (12-9, 2-6) went scoreless for the first 3 1/2 minutes, and after the teams exchanged baskets for the ensuing 10 minutes, georgia went on an 8-0 run to take a 20-11 lead.
Walker was the only Aggie to score in double figures, but Kelsey bone had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists. Christina Foggie had 17 points to lead Vanderbilt, and Tiffany Clarke had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Commodores (14-7, 4-4).
Texas A&M 60, Vanderbilt 52
COLLEgE STATION, Texas (Ap) â Courtney Walker scored 20 points to lead No. 16 Texas A&M to a victory over Vanderbilt. Walker, a freshman, was 10 for 13 from the field in matching her season high in points as the Aggies (17-5, 7-1) tied No. 8 Kentucky for second place in the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M trailed 27-24 at halftime, but had two 10-0 runs in the second half to win its fifth straight game overall and 11th in a row at home.
LSu 59, Auburn 55
AubuRN, Ala. â Adrienne Webb, a senior playing in her home state, poured in a game-high 21 points and freshman Danielle ballard collected a clutch steal in the final 20 seconds as the LSu womenâs basketball team escaped Auburn with its first Southeastern Conference road win of the season. Webb, a native of Madison, Ala., drained 8-of16 from the floor and buried three from 3-point range to record her third 20-point game of the season.
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had four points and five rebounds off the bench. âWhen basketball is your life since you were five years old and it gets taken away from you for a month, when you get to come back, all you can do is smile,â burdick said. âI was so energized on the bench trying to be positive for my teammates, but thereâs nothing like stepping in between those lines and having the ball in your hand.â Williams got the Lady Vols off to a fast start by collecting six points, eight rebounds and four assists in the first half. Warlick had said Wednesday she planned to have freshman forward Jasmine Jones start in place of harrison, but Williams got the nod instead. Williams had made six previous starts in her career, though they all came in her freshman and sophomore seasons. Warlick said Jones, a freshman, feels more comfortable coming off the bench. Williams learned she would start about a halfhour before the opening tip. âItâs one of (Williamsâ) best games since sheâs been here,â Warlick said. âThatâs our expectation for her.â Tennessee already led 25-10 by the time burdick took the floor to a standing ovation with 6:53 left in the half. Reserve guard Jasmine phillips made a rare first-half appearance and scored eight points, doubling her previous career high.
Freshman center Nia Moore had played in only one of Tennesseeâs last five games before this one, but she scored eight points in 12 minutes off the bench Thursday. harrisonâs injury puts pressure on burdick, Moore and Jones to help starting forward bashaara graves handle the post duties. âWe need to have Izzyâs back,â burdick said. âWeâre so big on being a family, and when one of our family members goes down, itâs important for us to have each otherâs back. Nia and I were just trying to get back in the groove of things and step up for Izzy.â Tennesseeâs defense suffocated a Mississippi State team that ranks last in the SEC in turnover margin and assist-turnover ratio. The bulldogs shot just 21.2 percent (7 of 33) in the first half and 31.6 percent (18 of 57) overall while committing 26 turnovers. Mississippi State starting guards Katia May and Kendra grant went a combined 6 of 32. âThey obviously didnât have a hangover from Monday because they came out and really took the fight to us, especially in transition offense,â Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer said. âThey beat us up and down the floor from the tip. hollyâs doing a great job, her and her staff are doing a great job. I know right now sheâs band-aiding it and holding it together with some injuries. Thatâs Mississippi State womenâs coach Vic Schaefer instructs his players during a timeout Thursday an awfully hard thing to do, and theyâre doing a night. (Photo by Wade Payne, AP) great job.â that we are a family and she is a part of that family. She is a Lady Jacket and everything that goes along with being part of the black and gold, she was a part of.â While Williams is grateful to have Schaefer on the team, the athlete is just as grateful for everything her coach has done to help her transition. âCoach Williams has always been there for me and has always told me to come to her if I need anything,â Schaefer said. âShe lets me know on the floor as a coach to do what I need to do to run this team as the point. She does not put limitations on my game. She is just very open and there to support
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the assist, there is a lot of responsibility with that and thatâs a good thing for her.â With the seasons coinciding, one might think it would be tough for a college coach to catch many high school games, but if there is one thing coach Schaefer makes time for, it is seeing his children in action even if it means getting creative with scheduling. âIn the years past, itâs been really hard,â coach Schaefer. âWe would always leave on Friday to play on Saturday or leave on Tuesday to play on Wednesday, so I missed quite a few games home and away, but being the head coach, you get to pick your own schedule and a lot of times that has its perks. It has allowed me to really see a lot of her games this year. I donât like missing seeing her play or my son in baseball. I want to be there as much as I can. You only have one high school career and Iâm real excited about the opportunity to follow both of them.â Coach Schaeferâs presence in the stands does not go unnoticed by his daughter who often hears him âwhistle to (her) on the court from the stands.â Those whistles serve as notices to the younger Schaefer that her father is present or at times can signal he is there as a coach and that she needs to get her head in the game. It reminds her that her dad serves dual roles and that he is never âjust a father or just a coachâ but rather a âmixture of bothâ which the daughter welcomes with open arms. That dual role of coach and
father started early as coach Schaefer recalls an AAu game where he asked his daughter how she wanted him to treat her on the court and she responded with âlike Sydney (Carter),â who was one of his former players. Coach Schaefer says from then on, the pair âestablished that even though she is my daughter and we talk different in the house, when it comes to basketball there is a certain way that (he) expects her to play.â What coach Schaefer expects is that his daughter gives her all and plays with toughness every game. âblairâs motor runs at a little different level than most kids in high school,â coach Schaefer said. âShe is a fierce competitor. She wants to win. Iâm proud of her toughness probably more than anything. She is not a big kid, but she really has some toughness to her.â blair Schaeferâs cheering squad does not stop with her immediate family, but extends to her ShS family beginning with her coach. Williams knew from the moment Schaefer arrived with the Lady Jackets she would fit in and only enhance the team. âblair has such a great personality that when she first came in, she gelled from the start with all her teammates,â Williams said. âher leadership skills and her ability to go out and work hard every single day rubbed off on the team. She brought a great work ethic with her and a great personality which carried over to her teammates as well. âWhen I first met her, I just wanted her to know that is a blessing that we have her and
me.â You can support blair Schaefer, who is averaging 22.8 points and 6.5 assists, and ShS tonight and Saturday night as they welcome Noxubee County and Canton to the beehive.
gardner said the grind of a season is always difficult, but a From page 6 solid group of seniors can help and the right chemistry to go to- take some pressure off the coach. gether with that, but the reality is âItâs not easy to coach a team, theyâve put together something but they made my job a lot less that would work. stressful,â gardner said. âThey all bring different qualities to the team. Theyâve proStarkville Academy 4, vided great chemistry and great hillcrest Christian 0 leadership as well.â It has worked with the Vols JACKSON â The Vols took so far this season. care of business on the road going into todayâs final reg- Thursday afternoon against the ular season home match with Jackson-based school. parklane Academy at 4 p.m., Along with goals by seniors Starkville Academy has records Runnels, pellum and Jones, of 11-2-1 and 8-1 in Class AAA, Starkville Academy also benefitDivision 2. ted from a hillcrest on goal.
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