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Debate continues on state open carry law
By ALEX HOLLOWAY reporter@starkvilledailynews.com District 37 State Rep. Gary Chism (R- Columbus) believes a Mississippi judge overstepped his boundaries when he blocked Mississippi’s open carry law from taking effect. Chism represents Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties. On Friday, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd issued an injunction against House Bill 2, which would have allowed the open carry of firearms, bowie knives and other weapons on Monday, had it gone into effect. Kidd said the law was “too vague” and the injunction was needed to prevent “irreparable harm.” “It’s unconstitutional,” Chism said of the injunction. “The legislature is an separate, equal branch of government. We can decide what the law is. You, as a judge, interpret it. Now he’s trying to ban open carry. We think he should just stay in his corner and we’ll stay in ours.” The law would have allowed citizens to carry weapons in a holster if it
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A ruling from a Mississippi circuit court judge kept Mississippi’s open carry law from going into effect on Monday as intended. The injection is being challenged in court by the Mississippi attorney general. Pictured above are signs prohibiting weapons within in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. If the law goes into effect, businesses will be required to display similar signs to prevent weapons from being carried on their premises. (Photo by Alex See GUNS | Page 3 Holloway, SDN)
One day after taking the oath of office, Starkville’s new board of aldermen will meet to set the city’s future into motion. Specifically, the board will consider reappointing the city’s 10 department heads, city prosecutor, city attorney and municipal judge back to their positions for the duration of the term. Those positions include Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill, City Clerk Taylor Adams, Starkville Fire Department Chief Rodger Mann, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley, Community Development Director Bill Snowden, Sanitation and Environment Services Director Emma Gandy, Public Works Director Doug Devlin, Starkville Electric Department Manager Terry Kemp, Court Administrator Tony Rook, Information Technology Director Joel Clements, City Attorney Chris Latimer, City Prosecutor Carolyn Moore and Municipal Judge Rodney Faver. While in previous terms, city reappointments have been handled by sweeping appointment, Alderman Roy A. Perkins requested the departments be broken down individually for consideration on the agenda. Perkins did not return calls for comment on Monday. Mayor Parker Wiseman said it was just a matter of board member preference to consider appointments individually, and he was not concerned that anyone’s position could be in jeopardy. “We have an outstanding group of department heads who go well above and beyond to see to it that the work of the city is carried out in a first-class manner,” Wiseman said. “Each and every one of them
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OCH reopens aquatic facility
By KAITLYN BYRNE life@starkvilledailynews.com OCH Regional Medical Center reopened its aquatic facility on Monday after it was closed for two months while undergoing renovations. To celebrate the re-opening, OCH hosted an open house complete with snow cones, water games and information booths. Randy Maples, director of rehab services at OCH, said renovations consisted of new paint, a new air conditioning system, sound system, lighting system and hydraulic lift chairs to assist handicapped people in and out of the pool. “It looks better than it did when it first opened back in 1997,”
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OCH reopened its newly renovated aquatic facility on Monday. Renovations included new paint, air conditioning and lighting. At right, Keegan Nedoff plays pick-up-ducks at OCH’s aquatic facility open house on Tuesday. (Photos by Kaitlyn Byrne, SDN)
City holds 3 events for inauguration day
By MARY GARRISON news@starkvilledailynews.com Residents from all over Starkville turned out to witness the changing of the guard during the city’s inaugural services on Monday. The city’s new board of aldermen — composed of Ben Carver, Lisa Wynn, David Little, Jason Walker, Scott Maynard, Roy A. Perkins (who was absent from the day’s festivities) and Henry Vaughn — and Mayor Parker Wiseman took oaths just before lunch in the City Hall courtroom, following a prayer service at First Baptist Church and ceremony on the steps of City Hall. The event opened with an invocation from Rev. Joseph Stone, and Starkville Public Safety raised the flag. Jasmine Murray performed the national anthem and Starkville High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps presented the colors, leading the procession inside for the swearing in ceremony. “It’s been a wonderful day,” Wiseman said. “An inauguration day presents a great opportunity to look boldly into the future (of the city) with excitement.” Wiseman addressed the public, hoping to convey the importance of the next four years in building upon a foundation he said the Mayor Parker Wiseman takes his oath of office with his wife Lindsey at the city’s swearing in ceremony on Monday. The ceremony was the second of three scheduled events throughout the day. (Photo by Mary Garrison, SDN)
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AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email life@ starkvilledailynews.com.
Today
u Vacation Bible School — Zion Cypress U. M. Church will have vacation Bible school today through Friday, with the exception of July 4 on Thursday. Classes will be for kindergarten through adults. Theme: Everywhere Fun Fair Where God’s World Comes Together; Luke 10:27. For more information contact Lena Smith at 324-4674 or 312-4319. Rev. Eddie Hinton is the pastor. The church is located on 3743 Hwy 25 South. u Family reunion trip — There will be a bus going to St. Louis, Mo., on July 19 through July 21. The deadline to register is today. For more information please call (662) 323-1993 or (662) 312-5710. u Tai Chi class — The Wellness Connection at OCH Regional Medical Center will offer an eight-week Tai Chi class from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. beginning today in the OCH Aerobic Room. A form of moving meditation, Tai Chi emphasizes slow, gentle movements with deep breathing and meditation to relax the body and quiet the mind. The class will be led by Dr. Armando de la Cruz and will involve a variety of styles which leads to improved strength, coordination, flexibility, balance and better sleep. The fee for the class is $30 for Wellness Connection members and $40 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required. Call 323-WELL (9355) for more information. u Alzheimer’s support group — The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at A105 Starkville Church of Christ at 613 East Lee Boulevard. For more information, contact Sara Murphy at (601) 987-0020. u Childbirth classes — Nancy Ball, RN with Starkville Clinic for Women, will discuss breathing and relaxation techniques for labor and delivery for the childbirth classes held at Emerson Family School at 5:30 p.m. Childcare and nutritious snacks are provided. Pregnant couples are encouraged to attend these free classes. To register, please call 320-4607.
Jeremy and Carrie Hickson of Mathiston featured Moda Candles, a hand-poured candle product in over eight fragrances. (Submitted photo) July 22 through 26. $50 fee includes all instruction and daily lunch. Contact Peter Infanger, the church’s director of music, at 200 W. Lampkin St. or www. growasdisciples.org. Registration deadline is today. speaker will be Joey Deason, chief operating officer of LINK and vice president of Economic Development for Starkville and Oktibbeha County. He will be introduced by Rotarian Steve Langston. Rotary meets each Monday noon at Starkville Country Club. or online att www.starkvilleart. OSERVS conduct one of these org. For more information, call courses, feel free to contact the agency’s office by phone at 662-324-3080. u BrainMinders Puppet (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. to Show — Starkville Pilot Club 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or offers a BrainMinders Puppet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on FriShow for groups of about 25 day or stop by the offices at 100 or fewer children of pre-school Highway 12 East at South Jackor lower elementary age. The son Street during those same show lasts about 15 minutes and hours. Fees are assessed per parteaches children about head / ticipant and include all necessary brain safety. Children also re- training materials. u Spring speaker series — A ceive a free activity book which different speaker for Starkville’s reinforces the show’s safety mes175th birthday celebration will sages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LL- speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at LONG89@hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from Family School, 1504 Louisville 6:15-8 p.m. every second and in Starkville, will offer free ABE/ fourth Thursday in the Starkville GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 Sportsplex activities room. Jam p.m. Monday through Thurssessions are held with the prima- day and from 8 a.m. to noon on ry instruments being dulcimers, Friday. For more information but other acoustic instruments call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads Starkville Writer’s Group meets and hymns. For more informa- the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the uption, contact 662-323-6290. u Samaritan Club meetings stairs area of the Bookmart and — Starkville Samaritan Club meets Cafe in downtown Starkville. on the second and fourth Monday For more information, contact of each month at 11:30 a.m. in Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). net or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A All potential members and other chapter of Business Networkguests are invited to attend. The ing International will meet at 8 Samaritan Club supports Americana.m. Wednesdays in the Golden ism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and Triangle Planning and Developsupports youth programs. For more ment District conference room. information, email starkvillesamari- For more information, call Bartans@gmail.com or call 662-323- bara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. 1338. u Dance team applications u Worship services — Love — KMG Creations children City Fellowship Church, at 305 dance company “The Dream Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship servic- Team” is currently accepting es at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes — old group. For more informaOSERVS is offering multiple tion, call 662-648-9333 or edanzexplosion@yahoo. courses for the community and mail com. for health care professionals to u Noontime devotional ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small study — Join a group of inarises. If interested in having terdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Jesus Lives” from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662323-7597. u Childbirth classes — North Miss. Medical Center in West Point will host childbirth classes Thursdays, Feb. 21-March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $35. For more information, call 662-495-2292 or 1-800-843-3375. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection - first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule
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u Longview Baptist Church revival — Longview Baptist Church, 991 Buckner St., will hold a revival July 7 through July 10. The service on July 7 will start at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon with an afternoon service at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend and be blessed. Call 662-769-4774 for more information. u New Zion United Methodist Church — New Zion United Methodist Church, located 2169 South Montgomery St., will hold its annual homecoming at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be pastor AL Lathan and Third Mt. Olive Church family of West Point. The public is invited.
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u The Starkville Community Market — The Starkville Community Market (corner of Jackson & Lampkin Streets) is in need of volunteers to assist in the setting up and taking down of the market every Saturday this summer. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact Jamey Matte by phone at 601-888-5826 or by email at Jamey@volunteerstarkville.org. u 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting — There will be a class on the 8 Habits of Successful Relationships and Active Parenting at the Emerson Family Resource Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in May. Barbara Culberson BSF Marriage Counselor and Elmarie Carr Brooks, Project CARE Manager will lead classes. All classes must be attended to complete the program. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662320-4607 to register. u Starkville Area Arts Council Grants — Applications for the 2013-2014 Starkville Area Arts Council Grants are available through June 30. Application forms are available at the SAAC office, located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership Building at 101 South Lafayette Street, Suite 18,
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u Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ VBS — Peter’s Rock Temple Church of God in Christ, located at 223 Martin Luther King Boulevard, is hosting its annual summer vacation Bible school from 5:308:30 p.m. today through Friday. For more information, please contact our office at 323-5119. u Fellowship Baptist Church VBS — Fellowship Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. today through Friday. Children in grades first through sixth are invited to come. The theme is “Kingdom Rock.” We are located at 545 Frye Road. Call 320-9988 for more information. u Rotary Club — The guest
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u Sanitation and Environmental Department — The Sanitation & Environmental Department will be closed in observance of Independence Day. The regular residential pickup schedule will resume on Friday.
Friday
u Elementary Music Camp — Starkville First United Methodist Church offers a summer music camp for those who have completed third through sixth grade from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection – Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http://www.cityofstarkville. org or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email carly. wheat@gentiva.com. u MSU Philharmonia — Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at Richard.human@msstate.edu or 662-325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at sp867@msstate.edu or 662-325-3070. u Line dancing — The Starkville Sportsplex will host afternoon line dancing in its activities room. Beginners-1 Line dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon, and Beginners-2 Line dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call Lisa at 662323-2294. u Square dancing — This is fun for all age couples.  Enrollment for new dancers will close at the end of April and will open again in the fall. Enjoy our new caller and friendly help from experienced dancers.  Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Follow the covered walk to the small building. u Hospice volunteer opportunity — Gentiva Hospice is looking for dynamic volunteers to join their team. Areas of service include home visits, making phone calls, making crafts or baking for patients. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. This is an opportunity to have a wonderful impact on someone’s life. Contact Carly Wheat, manager of volunteer services, at 662-615-1519 or email carly. wheat@gentiva.com. u Rule 62: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — The Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Joseph’s 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 — The Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-4185535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class — A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-3204607. u Samaritan Club cheese — The Starkville Samaritan Club is selling mild, sharp, extra-sharp and round cheese. Cheese may be purchased at any of the following businesses in Starkville: John McMurray Accounting, 320 University Drive, Nationwide Insurance, 520 University Drive, or CB&S Bank at the corner of highways 12 and 25. Cheese may also be purchased from any Samaritan Club member. Contact Hall Fuller at 662-323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-323-3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- 3244864, or Charlie Smith at 662324-2989.
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GUNS
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went into effect. Weapons would still be prohibited from locations such as courtrooms and school property. Businesses could still ban weapons on their premises if they put up signs that said so that were visible from 10 feet away. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a petition to the Supreme Court against the injunction on Monday, citing the fact that the plaintiffs that filed the case in Hinds County Circuit Court waited until the last minute of the last day before the law went into effect. “While these Plaintiffs are not alone in seeking to develop an improper advantage by rushing to the Court with media in tow and exclaiming the need for immediate action, courts do not reward such tactics,” the petition said. “The State was denied time to prepare. The Judiciary was denied time to contemplate and evaluate the arguments.” Oktibbeha Count Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said because the Hinds County Circuit Court is located in Jackson, judges from the district have authority to issue rulings with statewide implications. He also said the plaintiffs that filed for the injunction could have had any number of reasons for waiting so long. “Had they waited ‘til (Monday), it would have been too late, so that’s probably why they did it on Friday,” he said. “Anybody could speculate on why they waited until the last day. It gives the State a little less time to prepare.” Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said he just hoped the situation was resolved quickly. “Now you have more confusion than anything,” he said. “People don’t know if they can carry or not. I know the attorney general is filing a challenge. Now it’s just a wait and see kind of thing for us. I can’t imagine it holding up for a long time, though.” Chism said a section of the Mississippi Constitution gave the legislature the ability to regulate or forbid the carry of concealed weaponry. However, he said the authority to regulate only extended to concealed weaponry, as the Mississippi Constitution explicitly allows open carry. “In 2012, the attorney general gave an opinion that having a gun in your holster makes it concealed,” he said. “House Bill 2 was written to overturn the attorney general’s decision. We just dealt with the definition of what is concealed. We were well within our authority to change the definition of concealed carry.” Starkville Police Chief David Lindley said his department continued to prepare for the law’s implementation. “It’s too soon to say what the outcome of all this will be,” he said. “We anticipate there will probably be an increase in the number of gun calls, as far as the public not knowing the rules have changed. We’re used to those and it’s just part of the public education and familiarization of knowing what’s going to happen. We’re going to help the public try to understand as we all adjust to it.” Gladney said his department was also prepared for the law. “We met with the district attorney and went through some training on what we can do,” he said. “We want to be sure everyone understands it and that we’re on the same page. We prepared, and we’ll deal with it as it comes along.”
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has earned the opportunity to continue to serve the city they love.” In the event the board elects not to reappoint a department head, Spruill said there were two possibilities: The employee in question could be placed in a “holdover” position, serving until the board replaces or terminates employment, or the board could choose to eliminate the position altogether. “You could be in holdover for four years,” Spruill said. “There’s no set time limit. … We’re all here of our own will so long as it’s the pleasure of the board.” In addition to department reappointments, the board will consider nominees to fill vacancies for the Parks, Planning and Zoning, Municipal Election and Historic Preservation commissions. Spruill said Perkins and Alderman Henry Vaughn nominated Dorothy Isaac and
Betty Robertson, respectively, to serve on the Parks Commission, and the city had received enough letters of interest to fill openings without “ward specific elements” — or boards without requirements dictating one representative per ward — on the Parks, Election and Historic Preservation boards. The board will also hear a presentation from Anita Lindsey of Starkville, asking for in-kind services — police, fire and sanitation department manpower for safety and cleanup — estimated at $2,466.60 for the second Starkville Community Day at J.L. King Memorial Park. The event, sponsored by Connected Heart Domestic Violence Organization — a group dedicated to victims and families of those affected by spousal abuse — is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 20 and will include entertainment and games for children, open mic performances, gospel music and food vendors. Lindsey said last year’s event tions coordinator, said the open house let the public see what OCH Wellness Connection offered, as well as gave families an opportunity to enjoy games outside. “We want people to know what we have going on here,” she said. “Obviously we feel like our facilities are top-notch, and we want other people to see that.” Kight said children played water-related games such as a water balloon toss, dunking booth and pick-up-ducks. In addition to giving children a chance to play games and eat snow cones, Kight said the open house served an educational purpose. “It (gave) us a chance to teach the kids about water safety,” she said. “It (wasn’t) just fun and games, but also talking to them about being safe and not getting city new development throughout the last 20 years. “To whom much is given, much is expected,” Wiseman said. “… It’s going to take a team effort.” New Ward 3 alderman David Little agreed, saying he’d already had an active day with calls about water problems on South Montgomery Street. However, Little said he was excited to already be working to address constituent concerns and hoped to tackle some of the traffic problems and road infrastructure. “We’ve got a good board,” Little said. “Hopefully we’ll all mesh and get something accomplished for the good of the whole city.” New Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard said he felt Wiseman had outlined the tasks set before the board well, and challenging everyone involved to rise to the occasion. “I think it’s going to go fine,” Maynard said. “I think the personalities of this board are going to gel together well.”
brought about 2,500 visitors, and she anticipated that number to grow. “I’ve had a lot more calls on it this year,” Lindsey said. “I think it’s going to be big. … We just wanted to bring some positivity back into the community.” The board will also consider accepting a $14,758 quote from M.B. Hampton to begin the next phase in a sidewalk restoration and redesign project along University Drive. City Engineer Edward Kemp said the project was in its final phase, and upon completion would provide an accessible route from the Mississippi State University campus to the downtown area. Primarily, the project focuses on areas where sidewalks are in disrepair or areas with large differentials between areas which make traveling via wheelchair or with a stroller more difficult. “The University Drive corridor has heavy pedestrian traffic,” Wiseman said. “This should make the pedestrian experience much better.”
OCH
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Maples said. “The lighting was never adequate, and now we have really great lighting. The air conditioning system was never quite adequate, and now we’ve got a really top-of-the-line one.” Maples said the aquatic facility housed three pool, which served OCH Wellness Connection members and patients undergoing aquatic therapy. He said OCH Wellness Connection members could use the lap pool and spa for water aerobics classes or create their own workouts in the pool, and patients undergoing aquatic therapy had access to the warm water pool. Mary Kathryn Kight, OCH public rela-
around water without an adult — and being safe in the sun, too. We (tried) to teach them something in a fun way.” Kight said visitors won door prizes for swim lessons, aquatics classes and personal training, which helped kick off Wellness Connection’s July joining special. Kight said the initial joining fee would be waived for new members, who also received a facility and equipment orientation and individualized exercise program. “The reason it’s called Wellness Connection is because we do more than just you come in and work out,” Kight said. “We do a full health assessment, like blood work and body fat because everyone’s different and has different needs — and our trainers know that. These renovations are for the betterment of our members.”
INAUGURATION
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previous board laid. Wiseman told residents that, as a child, he often wondered about the world’s great sea-faring explorers and how it felt to be on the open sea looking out at the horizon, equating the next four years as a similar experience. “We have an experience before us not unlike that now,” he said. “(We’ve got) four years ahead of us completely uncharted. … It’s exciting, exhilarating and awe-inspiring.” Wiseman said the board would need to focus on improving city infrastructure, cultivating the relationship among Mississippi State University, Starkville’s business community and government and looking to further promote Starkville in its pursuit for industrial development. Wiseman added it would be the board’s responsibility to renew a 2 percent food and beverage sales tax that will sunset next year, which he said had afforded the
City residents were hoping it to be the case. Ward 6 constituent Jennifer Robertson came to the event to show support for the incoming aldermen, and above all she said she hoped to see board members develop good relationships. “(I’d like to see) more awareness for what’s going on in the community,” Robertson said. “And friendships with each other.” Chip Stevens, who also attended the swearing in ceremony, said he felt building good relationships among aldermen and Wiseman was a crucial component in the city’s success. “I hope there are continued efforts of working together to help the city move forward,” Stevens said. “I think that’s really what everyone is looking for.” For the day, however, Wiseman encouraged all involved to take a moment “at the water’s edge, and just drink it all in.” Events concluded that evening with the second inaugural gala at Hotel Chester.
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Opinion
America has declared independence from God
Our Founding Fathers declared independence from tyrannical government 237 years ago, and simultaneously declared their dependence on God. “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness….” We sing, “God bless America,” and God has blessed America richly. The very poorest among us is wealthier than 70 percent of the rest of the world. Those who have traveled abroad realize how rich we are compared with the rest of mankind who have not enjoyed the liberties God has given us. The rise of progressive politics with its political correctness have declared independence from God, the very One our Founding Fathers recognized as the foundation of truth and Guarantor of liberty. This new declaration of independence has turned Americans to dependence on humanity’s most base instincts. While we were free from government and dependent on God we flourished. Now that we’re refashioning government to justify our lusts, and having declared our independence from God through political correctness, we are languishing under the weight of our own indulgencies much like the downward spiral the Apostle Paul described in his letter to Daniel Gardner believers in Contributing Rome: Columnist “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools….” He continues, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” After listing maladies of human nature to which we turned when we turned away from God, Paul concludes, “although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Today’s America gives hearty approval to immorality in every form because political correctness preaches an amoral value system, i.e. there is no absolute moral authority. Thus, Americans fight for the right of a woman to dismember a five, six, or even nine month old baby in her own
womb in the name of political correctness. In fact, Americans celebrate the deaths of more than 50,000,000 babies who have died from abortions ironically in the name of human rights. Today’s America gives “hearty approval” to immorality while simultaneously denigrating and vilifying “traditional American values,” or values founded on the Bible. Americans have declared and are celebrating their independence from God. May God have mercy on America!
Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at Daniel@DanLGardner.com, or visit his website at http:// www.danlgardner.com Feel free to interact with him on the Clarion-Ledger feature blog site blogs.clarionledger. com/dgardner/
Opinion
Compromises can move country forward
The U.S. Constitution resulted from compromise – not just compromise for compromise’s sake, but strategic compromise to achieve a much needed solution. “Just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the Constitution,” said former Secretary of State Colin Powell, “sooner or later you’ve got to start making the compromises Bill Crawford that arrive at a consensus and move the Syndicated country forward.” Columnist True patriots like George Washington understood this. Republican Senator Marco Rubio gets it. “I would say to you that compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time,” Rubio said. He was one of the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” senators who drafted the compromise immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last week. “I got involved in this issue for one simple reason,” said Rubio. “I ran for office to try and fix things that are hurting this special country of ours. And in the end, that is what this is about for me – trying to fix a serious problem that faces America.” The problems of illegal immigration, a broken legal immigration system, and inconsistent enforcement have been with us for years, but Congress produced no solutions. Indeed, “immigration reform” became a popular wedge issue for both Republicans and Democrats. Dividers use wedge issues to keep us apart, with little care for solutions.
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Opinion
Justices don’t seem eager for any same-gender cases
By TIM WILDMON A few weeks ago managers inside the United States Justice Department received a memo titled: LGBT Inclusion at Work: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Managers. It was sent in advance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. I don’t understand the need for a pride month based on sexual-behavior but one exists. One of the instructions to the managers cited the need to verbally affirm these lifestyles. It read: Don’t judge or remain silent. Silence will be interpreted as disapproval. This is where this issue is headed in government and perhaps in the private sector. Forced affirmation of other people’s lifestyle choices or lose your job. This leads me to the Supreme Court decision last week regarding homosexual marriage. Before the Supreme Court was the amendment of the California (Prop 8) Constitution which 7 million Californians passed but which was not defended in federal court by the governor of the state and was struck down by one federal judge. The SC said the attorney who argued before them on behalf of the people (since the governor did not) did not have legal standing, thus the lower court’s ruling stood. The bottom line is same-sex marriage is now legal in California, but the ruling did not strike down the other amendments defining marriage as between one man and one women which have passed in over 30 states. The SC did overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Clinton which defined for federal purposes that marriage was only between one man and one woman. But the larger issue here is, again, where this all is headed. The political and social agenda of the GLBT movement is now starting to collide with the freedom of religion guaranteed all Americans in the U.S. Constitution. Here are a couple of recent examples of this: In 2013 in Colorado, two men recently married in Massachusetts filed a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop that refused to make them a wedding cake for their reception. The owner of the bakery cited his Christian beliefs when he refused the couple’s business. The Colorado Attorney General’s office filed a formal complaint on behalf of the couple. In 2013 in the state of Washington, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against an eastern Washington florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage ceremony. In response to the lawsuit in Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers posted this on her Facebook page: I could not [provide the flowers] because of my relationship with Jesus. She added: I have hired all walks of people in different circumstances, and had the privilege of working with some very talented people that happen to be gay. I’m sure there are many places you can purchase flowers, if you choose not to purchase them from Arlene’s, because of your beliefs, then I certainly understand. Using the power of the government to force private business owners to violate their religious convictions is just a step away from the government telling
churches who they can and can’t marry and what they can and cannot teach. I did many media interviews this week on the Supreme Court’s decisions including National Public Radio, USA Today and the Washington Post. I appreciate these media outlets giving me an opportunity to give our perspective. This issue will be in the public for some time to come, but some court followers do not believe that the justices are eager to take up a case directly challenging the right of states to define marriage for themselves, at least not anytime soon.
Community columnist Tim Wildmon is a Lee County resident. He is president of the American Family Association, but the column represents his personal opinion unless otherwise noted. Contact him at twildmon@afa.net.
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WEATHER
94 earn GED from EMCC, 45 graduate
For Starkville Daily News MAYHEW – You’ve heard of high school dropouts leaving school to go to work. Larry Malone left work to go back to school. Malone, 20, of Macon, is one of 94 students to earn their GEDs from East Mississippi Community College’s Adult Basic Education division this summer and one of 45 to participate in a graduation ceremony Thursday evening at EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus. When Malone told his bosses that he planned to attend GED classes at EMCC last fall, they told him he had to choose between his job and school. “I said ‘I’ll see you later.’ It wasn’t hard,” said Malone. “I have two kids, and making $8 an hour wasn’t gonna get it.” Malone would have graduated from Noxubee High School in 2010 if he hadn’t fallen in with the proverbial wrong crowd. He got in fist fights in school, and was expelled. When he became a father at the age of 17, he began to distance himself from his old social circle. “They had money and were driving cars,” he said. “Now those guys are working at catfish farms for $7 an hour. Some are locked up in jail. Some are on powder or crack cocaine.” After the birth of his second child, Malone decided to return to school. “I would tell kids now, get with a group of people who are trying to go somewhere,” he said. Malone wants to enroll in the Commercial Truck Driving program at EMCC. He’s been lucky to have the support of his mother, who kept his children at times and gave Malone gas money to make the drive from Macon to Mayhew, where EMCC’s Golden Triangle campus is located. “It feels real good to have my mom’s support. But at the same time, I feel like I owe her,” he said. Octavius Collins of West Point doesn’t have kids to take care of, but as he approaches 40, he also decided a GED would open more doors. “I’ve had enough of taking these low-paying jobs. I’m training people, and I know more than they do, to move up before me. But because I don’t have that piece of paper, I’m not qualified,” said Collins. “After this, I’m going to go to technical school at EMCC and get ready for some of these new industries so I can get ahead of the game. I don’t want to get left behind by the next century with this technology.” While thankful to have a second chance at earning an education, Collins admits the schedule took a toll on him as he maintained his job at a manufacturing plant in Tupelo. “The hard part was working at night. I’m getting home at 3 a.m. then getting to class at 8 a.m.,” he said. “Every morning I wanted to quit. But I would never let the instructors know. I was dog tired.” Collins credits his instructors and counselors at ABE with keeping him focused on his goals. “They really care and they drove it home. They give you what you need when you need it, and without them this probably would have never happened for me,” he said. EMCC recently rebranded its ABE program, based at the Golden Triangle campus, as The Launch Pad. The ABE curriculum was retooled in October of last year to increase class offerings
aimed at passing specific tests. “ABE has the connotation of being only GED testing and that’s what we’re trying to get away from. It’s basic skills enhancement, ACT prep, WorkKeys prep, industry assessment prep and more,” said Jim Bearden, ABE Director for EMCC. Along with more targeted instruction, the Launch Pad is working to help interested Golden Triangle residents complete their GEDs before the test goes strictly online nationwide in 2014, at which point any partial scores for students who took the test in the past but didn’t pass all sections will be lost. In addition to losing partial scores, the price for online GED testing in 2014 is set to rise to $125. Here’s a look at the summer 2013 GED graduates from Oktibbeha County who participated in Thursday’s commencement ceremony at the Golden Triangle campus: Tashema Antonique Bibbs, Megan Isbell, Candice Shanta McBride, Jamal T. McBride and Helen Marie Rice, all of Starkville, and Steven Kent of Maben.
National alumni officers assume roles
For Starkville Daily News New members of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association's national board of directors are beginning one-year terms after being appointed in February. Officially taking office today [July 1], the team includes President Tommy R. Roberson of Memphis, Tenn., Ronald E. Black of Meridian, first vice president; Jackson resident Brad M. Reeves, second vice president; and Jodi White Turner of Montgomery, Ala., will continue her role as treasurer. Camille Scales Young, of Madison, continues on the board as immediate former national president. Roberson, a 1967 political science and history graduate, is retired from Kraft Foods after 34 years of service. He has served the Memphis Maroon Club as the former president, vice president and membership officer, and has served on the executive committee of the board of directors for three years, most recently in the role of national first vice president. Black, a 1980 marketing graduate, is director of human resources for Southern Pipe and Supply Company Inc. Black has served as South 1 region director on the national board of directors, and has served on the executive committee for three years. He is active in the Lauderdale County Alumni Association. The newest officer elected, Reeves, is a 2002 management and construction of land development alumnus. After MSU, he received a law degree from the University of Mississippi, and now is a practicing attorney with Balch and Bingham LLP. Reeves is active with the Central Mississippi Alumni Chapter, where he served as president, among other roles. Turner received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1997 and a master's degree
in business administration in 1999, both from Mississippi State. She serves as chief financial officer for PrimeSouth Bank in Tallassee, Ala. Young, a 1994 communication management graduate who also earned a master's degree in agriculture and extension education in 1996, is vice president of Cornerstone Government Affairs in Jackson. She was a member of the Central Mississippi Chapter board of directors, and has served on various committees including the Evening in Maroon, Young Alumni and Central Mississippi Tennis Tournament. The Alumni Association was founded June 17, 1885, by the first three graduating classes of what then was Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. A full-service organization, it now includes 95 chapters and has more than 125,000 alumni worldwide. For more, visit alumni. msstate.edu.
CRAWFORD
From page 4
The immigration issue now moves to a House of Representatives that seems to favor wedges and division more than strategic compromise and solutions. Meanwhile, there are issues beyond immigration that need strategic compromise. Restructuring our economy should be at the top of the list. In “Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism,” noted economics author Kevin Phillips points out that finance now dominates the U.S. economy at 21 percent of GDP while manufacturing has fallen to 12 percent. “There is no historic example of a great power that has let itself financialize, where manufacturing has been subordinated, that has come back from it,” he said. The economic shift from manufacturing to high finance matches shifts by U.S. corporations to outsource and offshore production. In comparison, Germany made it a priority to protect domestic mass production expertise, technology, and manufacturing capacity. China is pursuing the same course. Both maintain huge trade surpluses. The U.S. last had a trade surplus in 1975. Rising shipping costs, wage gains in China, and other factors have recently provided a window of opportunity for America to regain manufacturing capacity.   Congress has a key role to play in taking advantage of this opportunity through tax restructuring and adequately funding infrastructure improvements and workforce training. A strategic compromise to get this done would create thousands of manufacturing jobs. But can a Congress that would rather fight than fix take advantage of this short-term opportunity?  With more like Rubio, yes. Bill Crawford (crawfolk@ gmail.com) is a syndicated columnist from Meridian.
O b it u ary
Louise Godbold
Louise James Godbold, 99, died in Greenwood, SC, on June 29, 2013.  She is survived by a son, Stanly (Jeannie) of Starkville, a daughter Mary Lynn (Dan) Bills of North Augusta, SC; a daughter Doris Baker of Sumter, SC; and a brother Arthur (Esther) James of Sumter, SC. She leaves seven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. One of ten children, she was born on October 21, 1913. She excelled in school, graduating valedictorian of her high school class, but she was unable to pursue higher education.  Married for almost fifty years to Edward Stanly Godbold, Sr. (d. 1983), a preacher’s son, she was devoted to the family, the farm, the Methodist church, and caring for the “less fortunate.” During her long widowhood, she traveled, became an avid reader, developed an interest in politics, and tried to render service to others.  She used her humble position in life to give us a better world.      Following a graveside service on July 5, her body will be interred in ancestral lands next to that of her late husband in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, SC. Memorial gifts may be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box Drawer 2585, Starkville, MS 39760-2585, or the Oktibbeha County Humane Society, 510 Industrial Park Road, Starkville, MS 39759.
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College Baseball
MSU’s Cohen picked finalist for CBI award
By BEN WAIT sports@starvkilledailynews.com Mississippi State players have racked a good bit of recognition and awards this season. On Monday, Bulldog head coach John Cohen got to share in that experience. The fifth-year MSU skipper was selected as a finalist for the CollegeBaseballInsider.com 2013 National Coach of the Year Award. “It’s a humbling experience,” Cohen said. “It has nothing to do with me and it has everything to do with our players and our staff. Certainly, it’s an honor, but at the same time, I recognize where these things come from. They come from your players and all their hard work.” Cohen receives the nod after guiding the Bulldogs to their best finish in school history. He helped the Bulldogs make it to the College World Series for the ninth time in school history. MSU advanced to the College World Series national championship series for the first time ever. The Bulldogs were swept by the UCLA Bruins, but the second place finish is the best ever. State finished the year with a 51-20 record and a 16-14 mark in Southeastern Conference play.  The Bulldogs hosted their first regional since
Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen was chosen a finalist for the CollegeBaseballInsider.com 2013 National Coach of the Year Award. (Photo by Eric Francis, AP)
2003 and won their second ever NCAA Super Regional to advance to Omaha, Neb. “Sometimes the best coaching job you do in your career is when the wins don’t show up,” Cohen said. “I feel the best coaching jobs I’ve ever done in my life is when we didn’t win that many games. You seem to be rewarded a little bit more or noticed a little bit more when you win the games.” The other finalists include Brad Hill from Kansas State, Dan McDonnell of Louisville, Brian O’Connor from Virginia, John Savage of UCLA, Tracy Smith from Indiana and Rick Vanderhook who coaches Cal State Fullerton. “You can give that award to six different coaches in our league every year,” Cohen said. “You could probably give it to six different coaches in any league in any year.” Cohen won the award in 2006 when he was the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats.  “When you do what we do, you don’t really think or feel any way about it,” Cohen said. “You just feel like you’re players put you and your program in a good position. One guy gets singled out on these things and 80 people get left off. I feel really, really honored to be mentioned, but certainly it takes an entire village.” CBI.com has been selecting a national coach of the year since 2003.
High School Basketball
coac h corner
Lady Vols experience ‘competitive’ summer
By JASON EDWARDS sports@starkvilledailynews.com   This is a new year for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers basketball team. After posting a perfect season in route to winning their second three-peat of State championships in as many years, the Lady Vols have always returned to the court and are busy preparing for the next season. “We play in June,” Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. “The summer went really well. We started off early June playing some public school teams. We played very few private schools until the end of the month when we wrapped things with the Mississippi State and Jackson Academy camps.” The one word that stands out to Schmidt as she recalls Starkville Academy’s summer and that is “competitive.” It would have been easy to take a little time off to enjoy their recent success, but that was not the case. Instead, the Lady Vols jumped right into tough competition as they began to work on filling roles opened up by the graduation of key players like Maggie Proffitt, Anna Lea Little and Tiffany Huddleston. “This is a different team with new players playing new roles,” Schmidt said. “Our competition level was great which is why we had some ups and downs, but by the middle to the end of summer, we began to find our rhythm.” Maridee Higginbotham is one of those who has stepped up and found a new role on the team. With players like Higginbotham, Anna McKell, McClain Morgan and Taylor Campbell choreographing a new rhythm, it has allowed the team some variance when using veterans like Sallie Kate Richardson and Nora Kathryn Carroll. “Maridee is playing the point for us and I am really proud of her for coming through and her efforts,” Schmidt said. “Janiece Pigg and Anna are playing those other two spots right now. Taylor and McClain could compete for them as well and that gives us some flexibility with Sallie Kate and Nora. We have a lot of different looks in the lineup.” There is no shortage of talent on Starkville Academy’s roster and in order to see who fits best in what position, the team has been fielding two teams all summer long. Schmidt says that essentially the teams are an “A” and “B” teams, but players moved between the two teams throughout the month.
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Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt was pleased with the summer for her team. (Photo by Jason
Youth Baseball
From Staff Reports
Starkville 11-year-olds finish 5th in State tournament
WINONA – The 11-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star tournament took place last weekend and when all was complete, Starkville returned home as the fifth-place team in the State. “Overall, it was a good experience and I’m proud of them,” Starkville coach Randy Carlisle said. “You can’t win them all, but the lessons you learn from the game are worth a lot more because you will carry those with you for a lifetime.” What lessons did the team learn? According to Carlisle, Starkville displayed amazing character and resilience as it battled back after losing the opening game. “We lost the opening game and battled back and won three big games,” Carlisle said. “The second day was a new look. They were prepared to show the folks that they weren’t going to bow out easy. Eight teams went home before we did. That has to say something about our kids. They get beat the first day and come back to battle over a long weekend.” The fight that Starkville showed carried through right until the very end. After losing on day one, the team won three straight 10-run games to find themselves facing Oxford in their
final match. The team ultimately lost a close 10-6 contest, but according to Carlisle, it was not due to lack of fight. “The kids fought hard the last game,” Carlisle said. “We had our chances even in the last inning. With two outs, we had a guy in scoring position. We weren’t able to make anything happen to stretch the game, but they fought hard.”
Noteworthy
1,958
Pettite
The number of strikeouts for Andy Pettite to become the all-time strikeouts leaders for the New York Yankees, surpassing Whitey Ford.
BRIEFLY
Dier decides to retire at MSU
After more than 30 years working in various capacities publicizing Mississippi State athletics, Joe Dier retired Monday from his position as Assistant Director of Media Relations. Dier began his career at Mississippi State on Nov. 1, 1986, hired by athletic director Charlie Carr to serve as the primary media contact for every Bulldog sport. He was Dier MSU’s third full-time sports information director, following Bob Hartley and Bo Carter. A 1975 graduate of Mississippi State, Dier was the sports editor at the Starkville Daily News and Yazoo City Daily Herald before, in 1979, he began an eight-year stint as editor of Dawgs’ Bite, a weekly publication covering MSU athletics. Dier served as the football publicist for head coach Rockey Felker’s teams from 1986 through 1990 and Jackie Sherrill’s first squad in 1991. In the summer of 1992, Dier was selected the department’s director of auxiliary publications where he served again as editor of Dawgs’ Bite, then an in-house publication. In addition, Dier became the media relations contact for the baseball team. Dier continued with Dawgs’ Bite for four years before returning to full-time media relations work in 1996, adding responsibilities as the primary volleyball contact. “Joe will always have a special place in my heart dating back to my days as a student assistant and as I began my career in media relations,” MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “His friendship and advice have always been cherished, and I wish him and Kim all the best in retirement and look forward to seeing them around Starkville for years to come.” During his 22 seasons as baseball publicist, the Diamond Dogs advanced to the College World Series in Omaha four times, including a trip to the national finals in 2013. Dier served as media host for nine NCAA baseball regionals and one super regional and the Bulldogs won three Southeastern Conference baseball tournaments during his tenure.  He oversaw the publicity of 41 All-SEC honorees, 22 All-American selections, 12 Academic All-Americans, nine first-round draft picks and four Ferriss Trophy recipients.  Dier was selected to the board of directors of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2005 and in 200809 served as the organization’s president. He is also a charter member of the MSU Chapter of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Dier is the son of a career Air Force chaplain and traveled extensively in his youth, following family military assignments in Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, Alabama, Florida, Okinawa, Mississippi and Alaska.  He is married to the former Kim Monroe of Starkville and they are the parents of a son, Reed, a senior at Mississippi State.
Scorecard
Starkville Daily News
Youth Baseball Starkville Baseball Association All-Stars 8-year-old roster American Coach: Charles Williamson Coach: Jason Williams Coach: Chris Pulliam Coach: Eric Hallberg Garrett Matthew Carson Elijah Harper Dale Cyrus Brehm Hallberg Cooper McNeel Mac McReynolds Justin Wilson Ming Xavier Amir Prater Ethan Christopher Pulliam Karsten Rivers Upchurch Trey Williamson Brennon Tyler Wright Drew Todd Williams 9-year-old roster Coach: Robert Buckner Coach: Charlie Hornburger Brody Bennett John Paul Buckner Bo Carter Hayes Davis Stewart Davis Chipper Hornburger TJ Kent Koby Livingston Harris McReynolds Will McReynolds Xavier Shreman Porter Skelton Graham Stevens Jon Paul Yates 10-year-old roster Coach: Ben Knight Coach: Ronnie Betts Coach: Russ Lyle Coach: Robert Clark Brice Baker Carson Betts Sam Clark Will Davis Jack Hevesy Stephen Louis Knight Sam Lyle Lawson McReynolds Matt Miller Ahmir Taylor Thomas Henry Tucker Dash Turman 11-year-old roster Coach: Randy Carlisle Ben Brown Braden Carlisle John Thomas Cox Tanner Graves Izak Hansan Jaden James Zak Kelly Garrett Lewis Justin Rook Jon Spearmon Kamden Upchurch Jermaine Williams (Editor’s Note: All-Star coaches are encouraged to send in their rosters so they can be published by The Starkville Daily News. Those will also be helpful in the coverage of the teams. Rosters can be faxed to 662-323-6586 or emailed to sports@starkvilledailynews.com) National League At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 48 34 .585 — Washington 42 40 .512 6 Philadelphia 39 44 .470 9½ 33 45 .423 13 New York Miami 30 51 .370 17½ Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 51 30 .630 — 49 32 .605 2 St. Louis Cincinnati 47 36 .566 5 Chicago 35 45 .438 15½ Milwaukee 32 49 .395 19 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 42 39 .519 — Colorado 41 42 .494 2 San Diego 40 43 .482 3 San Francisco 39 43 .476 3½ Los Angeles 38 43 .469 4 Sunday’s Games Miami 6, San Diego 2 Washington 13, N.Y. Mets 2 Atlanta 6, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 1, 14 innings Texas 3, Cincinnati 2 Oakland 7, St. Louis 5 Chicago Cubs 7, Seattle 6 L.A. Dodgers 6, Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 5, Colorado 2 Monday’s Games Washington 10, Milwaukee 5 Miami 4, San Diego 0 Cincinnati 8, San Francisco 1, 6 innings Arizona at N.Y. Mets, late Today’s Games Milwaukee (W.Peralta 5-9) at Washington (Strasburg 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 7-1), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 9-0) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-6), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 1-5) at Atlanta (Medlen 5-7), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 1-0) at Boston (Lackey 5-5), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-8) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 4-6), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 6-5) at Colorado (Oswalt 0-2), 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 7-6) at Oakland (Griffin 6-6), 10:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 10-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-4), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Boston, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. American League Today CYCLING 8 a.m. NBCSN — Tour de France, stage 4, at Nice, France MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, San Francisco at Cincinnati or Milwaukee at Washington TENNIS
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 • Page 7
Quoteworthy
“It was knuckling. It’s hard for catchers to catch it, so imagine how hard it is to hit it.”
Detroit slugger Prince Fielder said about R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball.
Fielder
what’s on tv
6 a.m. ESPN2 — The Wimbledon Championships, women’s quarterfinals, at London 7 a.m. ESPN — The Wimbledon Championships, women’s quarterfinals, at London WNBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Seattle at Chicago
the area slate
Today No area games scheduled
East Division W L Pct GB Boston 50 34 .595 — 47 36 .566 2½ Baltimore Tampa Bay 43 39 .524 6 New York 42 39 .519 6½ Toronto 41 41 .500 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 44 38 .537 — Detroit 43 38 .531 ½ Kansas City 38 41 .481 4½ Minnesota 36 42 .462 6 32 47 .405 10½ Chicago West Division W L Pct GB Texas 48 34 .585 — 48 35 .578 ½ Oakland Los Angeles 39 43 .476 9 Seattle 35 47 .427 13 30 52 .366 18 Houston Sunday’s Games Boston 5, Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 1 Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Kansas City 9, Minnesota 8 L.A. Angels 3, Houston 1 Texas 3, Cincinnati 2 Oakland 7, St. Louis 5 Chicago Cubs 7, Seattle 6 Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Monday’s Games Toronto 8, Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, late Tampa Bay at Houston, late Today’s Games Detroit (Fister 6-5) at Toronto (Wang 1-1), 7:07 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 1-0) at Boston (Lackey 5-5), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 5-8) at Texas (Grimm 7-5), 8:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 7-4) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-5), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 6-5) at Kansas City (Mendoza 2-4), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 3-7) at Minnesota (Deduno 4-2), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 1-4) at Houston (Bedard 3-3), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 7-6) at Oakland (Griffin 6-6), 10:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 10-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-4), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING–MiCabrera, Detroit, .369; CDavis, Baltimore, .332; Pedroia, Boston, .322; Machado, Baltimore, .321; Mauer, Minnesota, .320; HKendrick, Los Angeles, .317; DOrtiz, Boston, .317. RUNS–MiCabrera, Detroit, 64; CDavis, Baltimore, 60; Trout, Los Angeles, 57; AJones, Baltimore, 56; Bautista, Toronto, 55; Encarnacion, Toronto, 54; Machado, Baltimore, 53; Pedroia, Boston, 53. RBI–MiCabrera, Detroit, 82; CDavis, Baltimore, 80; Encarnacion, Toronto, 66; Fielder, Detroit, 63; NCruz, Texas, 61; AJones, Baltimore, 57; DOrtiz, Boston, 57. HITS–MiCabrera, Detroit, 118; Machado, Baltimore, 115; Pedroia, Boston, 104; Trout, Los Angeles, 104; AJones, Baltimore, 101; CDavis, Baltimore, 99; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 99. DOUBLES–Machado, Baltimore, 38; CDavis, Baltimore, 25; Trout, Los Angeles, 25; Mauer, Minnesota, 24; 8 tied at 22. TRIPLES–Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Trout, Los Angeles, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 4; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4; LMartin, Texas, 4. HOME RUNS–CDavis, Baltimore, 31; MiCabrera, Detroit, 25; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; ADunn, Chicago, 21; NCruz, Texas, 20; Bautista, Toronto, 19; Ibanez, Seattle, 19. STOLEN BASES–Ellsbury, Boston, 32; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; RDavis, Toronto, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 20; Kipnis, Cleveland, 19; Altuve, Houston, 18; AlRamirez, Chicago, 18. PITCHING–Scherzer, Detroit, 12-0; Colon, Oakland, 11-2; Tillman, Baltimore, 10-2; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 10-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-6; Buchholz, Boston, 9-0; 7 tied at 8. STRIKEOUTS–Darvish, Texas, 151; Scherzer, Detroit, 131; Masterson, Cleveland, 125; FHernandez, Seattle, 123; Verlander, Detroit, 114; Sale, Chicago, 114; Shields, Kansas City, 104. SAVES–JiJohnson, Baltimore, 28; Nathan, Texas, 27; Rivera, New York, 26; Frieri, Los Angeles, 21; AReed, Chicago, 21; Perkins, Minnesota, 20; Balfour, Oakland, 19. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING–YMolina, St. Louis, .345; Cuddyer, Colorado, .344; Votto, Cincinnati, .326; Segura, Milwaukee, .325; Posey, San Francisco, .322; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .322; Scutaro, San Francisco, .319. RUNS–CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 60; Holliday, St. Louis, 59; Votto, Cincinnati, 56; Choo, Cincinnati, 54; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 53; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 52. RBI–Goldschmidt, Arizona, 67; Craig, St. Louis, 63; Phillips, Cincinnati, 61; CGonzalez, Colorado, 60; DBrown, Philadelphia, 57; Bruce, Cincinnati, 56; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 53; FFreeman, Atlanta, 53. HITS–Segura, Milwaukee, 106; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 100; YMolina, St. Louis, 100; Votto, Cincinnati, 100; Craig, St. Louis, 97; GParra, Arizona, 97; CGonzalez, Colorado, 94. DOUBLES–YMolina, St. Louis, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; GParra, Arizona, 24; Rizzo, Chicago, 24; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 23; Posey, San Francisco, 23. TRIPLES–CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 8; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 5; DWright, New York, 5. HOME RUNS–CGonzalez, Colorado, 22; DBrown, Philadelphia, 21; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 20; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16. STOLEN BASES–ECabrera, San Diego, 31; Segura, Milwaukee, 24; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 22; Revere, Philadelphia, 20; Pierre, Miami, 18; CGomez, Milwaukee, 16; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 16. PITCHING–Zimmermann, Washington, 12-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 11-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-2; Corbin, Arizona, 9-0; Lee, Philadelphia, 9-2; Marquis, San Diego, 9-4; Maholm, Atlanta, 9-6. STRIKEOUTS–Harvey, New York, 132; Samardzija, Chicago, 120; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 118; Lee, Philadelphia, 115; Wainwright, St. Louis, 114; Latos, Cincinnati, 109; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 107. SAVES–Grilli, Pittsburgh, 27; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; RSoriano, Washington, 21; Mujica, St. Louis, 21; Chapman, Cincinnati, 20; Romo, San Francisco, 19; Cishek, Miami, 15; Street, San Diego, 15; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 15. All-Star Fan Voting To Be Held: Tuesday, July 16 At Citi Field, New York NATIONAL LEAGUE Through June 23 (Next update: July 2) FIRST BASE 1. Joey Votto, Reds, 2,677,813 2. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, 2,270,886 3. Allen Craig, Cardinals, 1,801,138 4. Brandon Belt, Giants, 1,323,511 5. Freddie Freeman, Braves, 1,181,657 SECOND BASE 1. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 2,597,742 2. Marco Scutaro, Giants, 2,272,484 3. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 2,251,248 4. Chase Utley, Phillies, 1,136,890 5. Daniel Murphy, Mets, 1,088,224 SHORTSTOP 1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 3,104,285 2. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 1,757,255 3. Jean Segura, Brewers, 1,625,753 4. Pete Kozma, Cardinals, 1,354,974 5. Andrelton Simmons, Braves, 965,016 THIRD BASE 1. David Wright, Mets, 2,917,819 2. Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 2,788,988 3. David Freese, Cardinals, 1,728,322 4. Chris Johnson, Braves, 1,008,552 5. Aramis Ramirez, Brewers, 881,559 CATCHER 1. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 3,596,858 2. Buster Posey, Giants, 3,506,402 3. John Buck, Mets, 1,087,519 4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers, 845,519 5. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks, 799,837 OUTFIELD 1. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals, 3,473,030 2. Justin Upton, Braves, 2,453,531 3. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 2,363,965 4. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, 2,060,388 5. Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2,010,310 6. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 1,947,864 7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 1,777,568 8. Hunter Pence, Giants, 1,732,843 9. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds, 1,566,597 10. Angel Pagan, Giants, 1,541,055 11. Carlos Gomez, Brewers, 1,393,464 12. Jon Jay, Cardinals, 1,321,149 13. Gregor Blanco, Giants, 1,210,892 14. Domonic Brown, Phillies, 1,107,632 15. Jay Bruce, Reds, 978,994 AMERICAN LEAGUE Through July 1 FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees, 3,974,322 2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 2,838,129 3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 1,767,806 4. Omar Infante, Tigers, 1,554,514 5. Jose Altuve, Astros, 1,227,462 SHORTSTOP 1. J.J. Hardy, Orioles, 3,509,180 2. Jhonny Peralta, Tigers, 2,505,348 3. Elvis Andrus, Rangers, 2,122,770 4. Jed Lowrie, Athletics, 1,491,376 5. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 1,091,707 THIRD BASE 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers 5,844,165 2. Manny Machado, Orioles, 2,752,627 3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 1,792,809 4. Evan Longoria, Rays, 1,528,877 5. Josh Donaldson, Athletics, 827,381 CATCHER 1. Joe Mauer, Twins, 3,869,330 2. Matt Wieters, Orioles, 2,677,959 3. A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers, 1,441,827 4. Carlos Santana, Indians, 1,285,650 5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox, 1,256,505 DESIGNATED HITTER 1. David Ortiz, Red Sox, 4,398,197
2. Lance Berkman, Rangers, 2,004,388 3. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 1,688,099 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 1,257,577 5. Mark Trumbo, Angels, 1,190,709 OUTFIELD 1. Mike Trout, Angels, 4,822,983 2. Adam Jones, Orioles, 4,766,256 3. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 2,679,230 4. Nick Markakis, Orioles, 2,536,864 5. Torii Hunter, Tigers, 2,390,336 6. Nelson Cruz, Rangers, 2,258,797 7. Nate McLouth, Orioles, 2,169,772 8. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox, 1,751,022 9. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, 1,556,700 10. Coco Crisp, Athletics, 1,421,277 11. Alex Gordon, Royals, 1,416,887 12. Austin Jackson, Tigers, 1,306,330 13. Josh Hamilton, Angels, 1,138,518 14. Shane Victorino, Red Sox, 1,059,429 15. Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees, 1,003,198 Boxing Fight Schedule
Paul set to stay with Clippers
Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirmed. Paul posted a message on his Twitter account Monday morning, saying “I’M IN!!!” #CLIPPERNATION Paul led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay is the second big victory for the longtime losers in this offseason, following the signing of Doc Rivers as their new coach. Paul can earn about $108 million over five years with the Clippers. The deal can’t be signed until July 10, after next season’s salary cap is set. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has helped turn around the Clippers franchise in two seasons since coming in a trade from the New Orleans Hornets. They made the playoffs in both seasons, advancing to the second round in 2012, and went 56-26 this season, the best record in their history. Paul averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 assists and an NBA-best 2.4 steals per game. He was the Western Conference player of the month in December, when the Clippers went 16-0. Paul spent his first six seasons with the Hornets before he was dealt to the Clippers, shortly after the NBA, then serving as owners of the Hornets, stopped a trade that would have sent him instead to the Lakers.
Major League Baseball Blue Jays trip up Tigers at home on Canada Day
From Wire Reports TORONTO (AP) — R.A. Dickey threw a faster floater, and that meant trouble for the Detroit Tigers. The knuckleballer won again, Jose Reyes and Mark DeRosa homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Tigers 8-3 on Monday for their seventh straight home win. The Blue Jays delighted a sellout crowd of 45,766 on Canada Day with their 11th victory in 13 games at Rogers Centre. Coming off his two-hit shutout against Tampa Bay, Dickey (8-8) was sharp and won for the third time in four starts. The knuckleballer allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking one. Reyes hit a leadoff shot in the third against Tigers rookie Jose Alvarez (1-2). For Reyes, it was his third homer of the year and second in two days. DeRosa added a three-run drive in the fourth off reliever Luke Putkonen. Fielder and Omar Infante hit solo homers for the Tigers. Detroit lost for the sixth time in seven games.
July 5 At Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford (ESPN2), Eleider Alvarez vs. Allan Green, 10 rounds, light heavyweights; Billy Dib vs. Mike Oliver, 10 rounds, featherweights. July 12 At Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Chris Avalos vs. Drian Francisco, 10, junior featherweights; Glen Tapia vs. Abie Han, 10, junior middleweights. July 13 At The Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Khabib Allakhverdiev vs. Souleymane M’baye, 12, for Allakhverdiev’s WBA World-IBO junior welterweight titles; Max Bursak vs. Prince Arron, 12, for Bursak’s European middleweight title; Ilunga Makabu vs. Dmytro Kucher, 12, cruiserweights; Denis Grachev vs. Edwin Rodriguez, 10, light heavyweights. July 19 At The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina, 12, for Smith’s IBF junior middleweight title. July 20 At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif. (FSN), Frankie Gomez vs. Demarcus Corley, 10, junior welterweights; Randy Caballero vs. Miguel Robles, 10, junior featherweights. July 21 At Areneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Philippines, John Riel Casimero vs. Mauricio Fuentes, 12, for Casimero’s IBF junior flyweight title. July 23 At Tokyo, Koki Kameda vs. John Mark Apolinario, 12, for Kameda’s WBA World bantamweight title. July 27 At Macau, China (HBO), Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Munoz, 12, for Gradovich’s IBF featherweight title; Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Milan Melindo, 12, for Estrada’s WBO and WBA Super World flyweight titles; Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Joe Hanks, 10, heavyweights. At San Antonio (SHO), Andre Berto vs. Jesus Soto Karass, 12, welterweights; Omar Figueroa vs. Nihito Arakawa, 12, for the interim WBC lightweight title; Diego Chaves vs. Keith Thurman, 12, for the interim WBA World welterweight title. Aug. 3 At Uncasville, Conn. (NBCSN), Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman, 10, middleweights; Eddie Chambers vs. Thabisco Mchunu, 10, cruiserweights; Tomasz Adamek vs. Tony Grano, 10, heavyweights. Aug. 10 At Panama City, Panama, Anselmo Moreno vs. William Urina, 12, for Moreno’s WBA Super World bantamweight title. Aug. 12 At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka, vs. Jose Nieves, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC bantamweight title; Akira Yaegashi vs. Oscar Blanquet, 12, for Yaegashi’s WBC flyweigh title. Aug. 16 At U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago (ESPN), Andrzej Fonfara vs. Gabriel Campillo, 12, for the IBO light heavyweight title; Artur Szpilka vs. Mike Mollo, 10, heavyweights. Aug. 17 At Revel Resort, Atlantic City, N.J. (HBO), Daniel Geale vs. Darren Barker, 12, for Geale’s IBF middleweight title. Sept. 14 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12, Mayweather’s WBA Super World and Alvarez’s WBC junior middleweight titles. Sept. 28 At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO), Miguel Cotto vs. Cornelius Bundrage, 12, junior middleweights. Oct. 5 At Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin, 12, for Klitschko’s IBF-WBA Super WorldWBO-IBO heavyweight titles. Transactions
Marlins 4, Padres 0
MIAMI — Jose Fernandez struck out 10 and allowed only two hits in a career-high eight innings, and the Miami Marlins matched a season high with their third consecutive victory by beating the San Diego Padres 4-0 Monday night. Jeff Mathis delivered the big hit for the second game in a row, raising his batting average to .154. He hit a three-run double in the sixth, when the Marlins scored four unearned runs off Jason Marquis.
BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optioned RHP Jair Jurrjens to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS – Sent RHP Blake Wood to Lake County (MWL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS – Sent RHP Mike Pelfrey to Cedar Rapids (MWL) for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Placed RHP Trevor Cahill on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Chaz Roe from Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES – Agreed to terms with INF Dylan Manwaring and RHPs Carlos Salazar and Alec Grosser on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Sent OF Carl Crawford and LHP Ted Lilly to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for rehab assignments. PITTSBURGH PIRATES – Agreed to terms with RHP JaCoby Jones on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Reinstated OF Bryce Harper from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Erik Davis to Syracuse (IL). Sent C Wilson Ramos to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS – Signed OF Branon Kendricks. LAREDO LEMURS – Signed RHP Jake Cowan and RHP Michael Suk. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS – Agreed to terms with G Chris Paul.
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TENNIS
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Juli Rester, left, and David Howell in mixed doubles. (Submitted photos)
Kim Cadenhead, left, Laura Lee Cobb and in women's Division A
Amanda Howell, left, and Mona Howell in women's Division C.
Ketrina Cannon, left, and Shaneka Jones in women's Division B
Phil McClellan, left, and Jared Morris in men's Division B.
Scott Chamblee, left, and Timmie Keith in men's Division A.
Serena Williams exits Wimbledon after losing to Lisicki in 4th round
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press LONDON — For 34 matches over 4 1/2 months, on hard, clay or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten — and, in the minds of many, unbeatable. So it was apt, somehow, that the longest winning streak in women’s tennis since 2000 would end at this memorably unpredictable edition of Wimbledon, where up is down, where seedings and pedigree mean nothing whatsoever, where even five-time champion Williams looked lost at the start and, most surprisingly of all, the finish of her fourth-round match. Stumbling on the Centre Court grass a couple of times while her game slumped in crunch time, the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams dropped the last four games to bow out 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 Monday against 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany. “Didn’t play the big points good enough,” said Williams, who had won three of the past four Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon a year ago and the French Open less than a month ago. “I didn’t do what I do best.” Oddly passive down the stretch, Williams essentially let Lisicki to do what she does best: dictate points quickly with a big serve, powerful returns and pinpoint groundstrokes. If that sounds familiar, could be because it’s the formula Williams uses to dominate her sport. Except on this breezy afternoon, Lisicki compiled a 10-7 edge in aces, a 35-25 lead in winners, and broke Williams five times. “Come on, guys, let’s get with it. She’s excellent,” a composed Williams said at her news conference after blowing leads of 3-0 and 4-2 in the third set. “She’s not a pushover.” Especially at Wimbledon. Her game is built for grass. Lisicki is a mediocre 1615 at the other three Grand Slam tournaments and 17-4 at the All England Club. She reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2011, and is into her fourth quarterfinal, coincidentally beating the reigning French Open champion every time: Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2009, Li Na in 2011, Maria Sharapova in 2012, and Williams in 2013. “Good omen,” Lisicki said. “Obviously,” she said, “I went into the match feeling that I could win.” Might have been the only person who felt that way. After all, Williams owns 16 major championships, and entering Monday, the 31-year-old American had won 46 of 48 matches this season, and 77 of 80 since the start of Wimbledon in 2012. “You cannot be perfect, every match, all year,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, the French coach who began working with Williams last year. “She won 34 matches in a row. It has to stop one day. It has to happen. And it happened today.” The inevitability of failure, even for the most successful player, has never been made clearer than during this tournament. This was only the first day of the fortnight’s second week, yet Williams joined quite a list of those already gone: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka and Sharapova — all major title winners, all former No. 1s, all out by the end of Day 3. “This,” summed up 17th-seeded Sloane Stephens, “has been a crazy Wimbledon.” Sure has. No U.S. men reached the third round, something that last happened 101 years ago, and Williams’ departure made Stephens the lone American singles player left. The 20-year-old Stephens’ first quarterfinal at the All England Club comes today against No. 15 Marion Bartoli of France, the 2007 runner-up. The other matchup on their half of the draw is No. 8 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, against No. 20 Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. Today’s remaining quarterfinals are No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who lost to Williams in last year’s final, against No. 6 Li of China; and Lisicki against 46th-ranked Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
Serena Williamsreacts during her singles match against Sabine Lisicki at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in See WIMBLEDON | Page 9 Wimbledon, London, Monday. (Photo by Alastair Grant, AP)
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COACH
From page 6
The team dynamic allowed the Lady Vols to find success as they faced what Schmidt called “some pretty wicked competition.” As the summer wrapped with the JA camp, one Starkville
Academy team found itself with a 13-0 record and as team champions, while the other went 7-5 and ended their run in the semifinals. Summer competition may be over, but the way the team played has Schmidt excited as next season approaches. “They had a really, really good summer and “Magical.” Janowicz’s serve reached 137 mph and his temper flared on occasion as he beat 37th-ranked Jurgen Melzer 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, while Kubot also won a five-setter, celebrating with a can-can dance routine after hitting 26 aces to eliminate 111th-ranked Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Both Janowicz and Kubot benefited from one of the record-equaling 13 withdrawals or mid-match retirements last week, another element fueling the tournament’s topsy-turvy feel. “Everyone was a bit on edge, a little bit uptight, because of what was happening with the injuries, withdrawals, upsets and stuff,” said Murray, who like Djokovic hasn’t lost a set. “Obviously, Serena losing today is a major shock, as well.” Late Monday afternoon, British bookmakers were making Lisicki the favorite to win a trophy that hours earlier seemed destined for Williams. Asked whether that affects her in any way, Lisicki shot back: “No, not at all.” Not even a little bit? Lisicki didn’t blink and answered, “No.” It was the same steely demeanor the quickwith-a-smile Lisicki displayed at key moments on court, weathering a near-collapse in which Williams grabbed nine consecutive games to take the second set and go up 3-0 in the third. “I just was fighting for every single point,” Lisicki said, “no matter what was happening out there.”
they all have really improved,” Schmidt said. “I can’t say enough about June 1 and June 27. There was just tremendous growth in the group. “We are looking forward to next year. We have tough competition. We are going to throw some public schools in there and of Williams hadn’t lost a match anywhere since her three-set defeat against Azarenka in the final of the Qatar Open on Feb. 17. She hadn’t even lost a set since the French Open quarterfinals against Svetlana Kuznetsova on June 4. But Lisicki showed things would be different Monday with an early five-game run, including when she smacked a forehand return winner to break at love and take the opening set. Lisicki yelled, “Come on!” The crowd, eager to see something special, roared. Williams walked to the sideline slowly, stunned. “I just was thinking, ‘Let’s get to a third set,’” Williams said. “That’s what I always say when I lose a first set.” Going from considerable trouble to total control, as if simply by wishing to do so, Williams produced 43 masterful minutes in which Lisicki did not win a single game. Williams did not have an unforced error in the second set, and she even got some unneeded assistance early in the third, with two consecutive return winners that both clipped the net tape and bounced over. “I felt,” Williams said, “that I was on the verge of winning.” Lisicki finally ended the drought by holding to 3-1 with one of her four second-serve aces in the match, then a 115 mph service winner. “Huge serves,” Williams said. “Constantly, constantly, back-to-back-to-back.” That’s how her opponents usually feel. But
course, our league is tough. We are looking forward to it and we have a good team with good personality.”
(Editor’s Note: The Starkville Daily News has been profiling area basketball coaches as their teams participate in summer camps or leagues.)
WIMBLEDON
From page 6
Kanepi reached her fifth Grand Slam quarterfinal, and second at Wimbledon, with a 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory over 19-year-old Laura Robson, the first British woman in the fourth round at the All England Club since 1998. Robson, like others, took note of Monday’s most significant outcome. “I thought for sure Serena was going to win the tournament,” Robson said, expressing a popular sentiment. On Wednesday, the men’s quarterfinals on the draw’s top half are No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia, a six-time Grand Slam titlist and the only remaining past Wimbledon winner, against No. 7 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, the 2010 runner-up; and No. 4 David Ferrer of Spain against No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, the 2009 U.S. Open champion. On the bottom half, it will be No. 2 Andy Murray of Britain, the London Olympic gold medalist and 2012 U.S. Open winner, against 54thranked Fernando Verdasco of Spain; and No. 24 Jerzy Janowicz against his Davis Cup teammate and pal, 130th-ranked Lukasz Kubot, in a match between the first two Polish men to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since 1980. One will give the country its first male semifinalist at a major tournament. “We hugged. We are happy,” Janowicz said.
Lisicki managed to get better reads on returns late, and broke to get within 4-3 with a forehand passing winner as Williams lost her footing and fell to her knees. The next game was key. Lisicki fell behind love-40, meaning Williams had three break points, any of which would give her a 5-3 lead and allow her to serve for the match. But Lisicki wouldn’t fold. “I put more pressure on her,” she said. “I started to be more aggressive again.” One missed backhand by Williams, then a pair of winners by Lisicki, erased the break points, and she wound up holding with a 95 mph ace and 115 mph service winner. At 4-all, deuce, Lisicki hit a forehand passing shot after Williams tripped, making it break point. Williams then awkwardly sailed an overhead long, putting Lisicki ahead 5-4. Suddenly serving for the biggest win of her career, Lisicki double-faulted to give Williams a break point — and an opening. But it was Lisicki who closed strongly, hitting a 113 mph ace and a 99 mph service winner, and then ending a 17-stroke exchange with a forehand winner. Lisicki dropped to her knees near the net, covering her face as tears flowed. Williams was asked whether the pressure to win got to her. “Not at all,” she said. “I mean, every time I step out on the court, I’m the favorite.” That sort of thing hasn’t mattered one bit at this Wimbledon.
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Greg's Farm Fresh Produce out on Highway 12 West near Starkville sent peaches, tomatoes, Florence Gates holds a sweet potato pie, and Mary Gates holds her blueberries purchased watermelons, banana peppers, potatoes and fresh corn. (Submitted photos) from Rubie Harris.
Maben Farmers’ Market welcomes two new vendors
For Starkville Daily News June 29 brought two new vendors to the Maben Farmers' Market. Carrie Hickson makes her own pouring of Moda Candles, a product that she has sold mainly online until now. She came to the market to promote her budding business and meet new customers. She and her husband Jeremy displayed a wide variety of scents and colors in several styles of candles. There were candles in a jar, bath salts, scent pot wax and gift baskets in gardenia, muscadine, apple, mango papaya, cucumber melon, chocolate, sugar plum and more. The colors corresponded to the scent and altogether made a very attractive array of product. Another new vendor was Thomas Booth of Mathiston, who arrived a little late with a large load of watermelons. They were big and ripe, and he was pleased with the number of watermelons he sold to folks getting ready for the July 4 celebrations coming up. Our regular farmer, Greg's Produce Barn, represented by Greg's mother Kay and her husband Jim Henry, was there this week with double the produce they brought the week before. They again sold completely out of the peaches, tomatoes, fresh corn, potatoes, banana peppers, cantalopes and watermelons. They will try to bring even more produce next week, so plan to come early to the market to get the best choices. Visit Greg's Produce Barn in Longview out on Hwy. 12 West toward Sturgis. He has much more fresh produce in his barn than they are able to send to the market. Also there were our regular cooks, Leola Mason of Noxapater and Rubie Harris of near Maben. Leola brought even more fried apple and peach pies than she usually brings, and the customers loved it. She was very busy early on when people crowded around her to purchase her beautiful pies, cakes and fried pies. Rubie Harris was selling individual sweet potato pies for $2 each. She also had iced party cakes, jellies and fresh blueberries. Her friends enjoyed visiting in the shade while purchasing some of her offerings. Flor-
ence Gates and Mary Gates really enjoyed getting their picture made with Rubie. At market's close, Sherry Shakleford of Mathiston won the drawing for $25. She had made several buys from vendors that gave her a chance to win the prize for every $5 spent at the market. If you are interested in being a vendor or just want more information about the market, call 263-8458 or 263-4387. The market will be open every Saturday through October on the lot next to the post office in Maben.
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