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Yokohama office comes to Starkville
By STEVEN NALLEY educ@starkvilledailynews.com
Mississippi State University announced Tuesday that Yokohama Tire Corporation will open an administrative office in the Thad Cochran Research Park to oversee construction of its new plant in West Point. The office will be located on the second floor of 100 Research Boulevard, which also houses CamMSU has announced that Yokohama Tire Corporation will set up an administrative gian Microsystems. Marc McGee, director of the office at 100 Research Boulevard in the Thad Cochran Research Park in Starkville to MSU Research and Technology Corporation that oversee construction of the West Point Yokohama plant. (Photo by Steven Nalley, manages the park, said Yokohama’s lease on the ofSDN) fices had already started, and the company would
move in soon. “Anytime now, they could show up,” McGee said. “I do know they’re in the process of interviewing for certain key positions. You’re actually going to have current Yokohama employees who will relocate here full-time. You will have anyone from the president of Yokohama for Mississippi ... to engineering staff and human resources staff. The management team will all be located here while the plant is under construction.” McGee said he did not know at this point whether the office would remain in place once the plant
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Parks to receive State rests at murder trial more city funds
By ZACK PLAIR editor@starkvilledailynews.com Starkville Parks Commission coffers will weigh a little more after Oct. 1 if a line item the Board of Aldermen supports earns approval on the final 2013-14 city budget. Commission Chairman Dan Moreland said, though, the new money should make that weight just right. The board discussed Tuesday appropriating an additional $96,000 for Parks operations next fiscal year, raising the total the city would Moreland contribute for those purposes to just more than $940,000. Parks also receives $180,000 annually from 2-percent food and beverage tax revenue, but that money is restricted for capital park improvements. The city is required to hold a public hearing in the coming weeks on the budget and aldermen will approve a final version on Sept. 15. Moreland said the new funding would make up for cuts the
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Eli Parrigan, an investigator with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department, testified Wednesday at Brian Holliman’s murder trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN) By ALEX HOLLOWAY reporter@starkvilledailynews.com The state, represented by District Attorney Forrest Allgood, rested its case Wednesday in Brian Holliman’s second murder trial, following lengthy testimony from two of its witnesses in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Brian Holliman, who is accused of shooting his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, to death with a shotgun, is facing a retrial after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned his conviction by a Lowndes County jury. The day began with testimony from Eli Parrigan, an investigator with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department. Parrigan was the lead investigator while the county looked into the incident. Parrigan testified Wednesday that he received three statements from the defendant concerning the victim’s death. The defendant’s story, according to Parrigan’s testimony, changed several times as he provided three statements to investigators. In his first statement, the defendant claimed Laura Holliman committed suicide, just as he did during his E-911 call. “Laura Lee said that she did not want to be there anymore and that she was going to a friend’s house,” the defendant said in his statement. “I watched a ballgame. Katie (Laura’s sister) left to go to a friend’s house. I went outside to play with the kids. Before we (Katie and he) both left I knew she was going to leave and I said I wish she would just stay but if you have to go then go and I will stay and watch the kids. I had only been outside maybe 15-20 minutes when I heard a loud sound. I ran into the house to see what was going on and there she was, laying out with my gun.” Holliman claimed in the report that he took all of his guns out of the family house except for the shotgun, which he said was always left under the bed loaded with a single shot. However, Parrigan said he went to investigate the scene of the incident the day after and found a gun cabinet in the bedroom. He said he found three guns in
Hurdle proposes city court change
By ZACK PLAIR editor@starkvilledailynews.com A local attorney is lobbying for the city of Starkville to revamp the way municipal court handles indigent defense. Jay Hurdle floated an informal written proposal to aldermen and key members of city administration last week suggesting the city create one position to handle indigent defense in municipal court. Not only did Hurdle Hurdle in his proposal claim the move could save the city as much as $12,000 annually, he also threw his hat in the ring to nab the job if the Board of Aldermen ultimately created it.
the cabinet, which he described as dusty. He also said there were marks where someone had disturbed the layer of dust that seemed to indicate a gun had been removed from the cabinet. After that discovery, Parrigan said he called the defendant to obtain another statement. In that statement, Brian Holliman claimed he heard noises from the closet in their bedroom and opened the door to see the victim inside. He said he had the gun in one hand, muzzle up, and was attempting to level it when the victim tried to push it away, causing it to misfire. “I picked the shotgun back up and placed it back on her body,” the defendant said in the second statement. “I put it back on her body to make it look like a suicide because I didn’t want people to think I shot her.” After obtaining that statement, Parrigan said he obtained a warrant for the defendant’s arrest and took him into custody. Then, he said he obtained a third statement after booking Holliman into the Lowndes County Jail. The defendant’s third statement was similar to the second, however, according to the statement, he intentionally pointed the shotgun at her to “scare her.” He said he jostled it while he pointed it at her, causing it to misfire. The defense, led by attorney Steven E. Farese, took issue with an affidavit Parrigan filed for Holliman’s arrest before he obtained the third statement. Farese noted that Parrigan said Brian Holliman willfully shot the victim in the head, when Holliman’s statements, up to that point, never said he had. Following Parrigan’s testimony, the state called Dr. Lisa Funte, a forensic pathologist for the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office, to testify about the nature of the victim’s injuries and cause of death. Though Funte said she could not testify to the exact positioning of the victim at the time of the incident or the defendant’s intention, she did rule out the possibility of the death being a suicide, as the
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Concerned citizens look to bolster involvement
By ZACK PLAIR editor@starkvilledailynews.com More than 70 concerned citizens packed Zorba's Greek Tavern Wednesday for what at least some hoped would amount to the first step of a movement. The crowd for the "What the Heck Happened to Lynn Spruill?" event kicked off a planned series of discussions aimed to engage more Starkville residents in city government. To get that started, former Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey laid the foundation of how Starkville's city government was structured and how exactly citizens could become involved. He encouraged those on hand to attend Board of Aldermen meetings, speak during the public comments session and utilize the city's website to obtain meeting agendas and minutes. "That way, you can learn and see what you're aldermen are saying on behalf of you," Corey said. Organizers crafted the idea for these "What the Heck…"-themed meetings after the Board of Aldermen terminated former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's employment in July. Corey introduced the namesake for the inaugural meeting to rousing applause. Then Spruill addressed the crowd about her vision for participating in a group that would have a productive, educated dialogue with city government. As keynote speaker for Wednesday's short meeting, Corey also talked about low voter turnout — citing that only 21 percent of reg-
Former Alderman Richard Corey, right, spoke to a crowd of more than 70 at the "What the Heck Happened to Lynn Spruill?" meeting Wednesday at Zorba's Greek Tavern. (Photo by See SPRUILL | Page 3 Zack Plair, 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.
with his church choir and family. For more information call Dorothy Cannon at 662-324-2450 or Towanda Williams at 662-2752494.
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u Pastor Anniversary — Truevine Baptist Church will host Pastor Joseph Long’s 2nd anniversary at 11 a.m and 2 p.m. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. hour is Bishop Austin of First Baptist Longview. The 2 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Charlie Barnes of Mt. Pelier Baptist Church of Starkville. For more info call 272-5888. u 52nd Usher Anniversary — Pleasant Grove Pools M.B. Church of West Point will hold its 52nd usher anniversary at 3 p.m. Rev. Marcus Lawrence from the First Wahalak Baptist Church in Shuqualak will be speaking. Rev. James A. Richardson Sr. invites everyone to attend. u The Proverbs Woman — The Light Ministry will sponsor The Proverbs Woman at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Sis. Monica Banks, president of the Northeast Mississippi State Baptist Women’s Auxiliary. Sis. Charlene Minor will render special music. The public is invited. For more information contact Mattie Duncan at 615-6021. u Down Syndrome Support Group — The Golden Triangle Down Syndrome Support group will be from 3-4 p.m. Call 320-4607 for more information. u Spring Hill M.B. Anniversary — The Spring Hill M.B. Church will celebrate its 159th anniversary at 3 p.m. The theme is “Celebrating the Work of the Lord.” The scripture comes from Psalm 95:6-7. Rev. Tyrone Orr invites the public to attend. Lunch will be served. For more information contact 3233154.
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u Minister’s Conference — Hopewell M.B. Church in Columbus will host the Northeast Mississippi Baptist State Convention’s Annual Minister’s Conference at 7 p.m. on August 16. Dr. L. K. Curry and Dr. Donald Parson of Chicago will be the guest lecturer and minister. The session will conclude with a morning lecture at 9 a.m Aug. 17. Dr. Charles Davidson is pastor. For more information, call (662) 352-1763. u Benefit Singing— There will be a benefit singing for Chris Doss of Pontotoc at 6:30 p.m. at Maben Church of God.Souled Out and Pastor Matt Hill will be singing. He will receive love offering and all of money raised will go for Chris’ medical bills. Location is 3965 Crowley Dr. Maben, Ms.. Pastor Bro. Collins. For more information call Bro. Collins 662-722-0531.
Carr Brooks will host a meeting on Active Parents from 11 a.m. to noon on at the J.L. King Center. Call 320-4607 for more information. u Blood Drive — MS Blood Services will be at Meadowview Baptist Church from 2-7 p.m. Please come out and give blood and designate it to Joelle Lindner, a 7-year-old Starkville girl with leukemia. u Summer revival — Blackjack M.B. Church on 4907 Blackjack Rd. in Starkville will host summer revival services. Maurico Clark, associate minister of Blackjack M.B. Church, will be guest speaker. Pastor is the Rev. R.T. Branson. For more information call 323-9159.
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u MUW Alum Luncheon — The August Dutch treat luncheon for alumnae and friends of Mississippi University for Women will be held at 11:30 a.m. at City Bagel Cafe. For information call 324-0935. u La Leche League — The local La Leche League will hold an evening meeting, Breastfeeding Beyond the First Year, at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 in the Play Pen at the Emerson Family Center. Pregnant women and mothers will babies/young children are encouraged to attend. For breastfeeding support or meeting information call Mandi 662791-1663 or Alicia at 662-6949083. u Divorce recovery — A 13-week divorce recovery group will begin from 6-8 p.m. starting Aug. 22, at First United Methodist Church, 200 West Lampkin Street, Starkville, Room 211. Child care upon request. Contact David at 323-5722 or david@first-umc.org if childcare is needed.
Saturday
u Habitat Home Dedication — The Starkville Community is invited to the Dedication Ceremony of the new Starkville Habitat Home at 9:30 at 270 Arnold Drive  A tour of this home following the family Bible presentation will provide an opportunity for Starkville citizens to view the finished product of a job well done through community support and teamwork. u BBQ Fundraiser — A BBQ fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. at Tractor Supply Company. Starkville OSERVS/Vista Veterans Program is working with Forever Outdoors to raise funds for the wounded warriors Kansas deer hunt. BBQ plates are $6 each. There will also be children’s activities, a car wash and more. Bring a lawn chair, sit and enjoy! It is child and pet friendly. u Music Ministry Musical — Faith and Works Community Church Music Ministry will have a musical at 5 p.m. There will be choirs from local churches sing songs of praise and worship to the Lord. The public is invited to come and worship the Lord in His Holiness. Contact Mary John (617-1460) for more information. u Male Choir Anniversary — Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Crawford will be having their annual male choir anniversary at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come. Riley Forest, Sr. is pastor. u Mass Choir Annivesary — The Blackjack M.B. Church cordially invites you to share in our 43rd Mass Choir Anniversary.We will begin our celebration with a musical at 6:30 p.m. Services will end at 4:00 p.m Aug. 18, with Pastor Lunzy Carpenter of the Longview Baptist Church, Starkville, as guest speaker along
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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 Starkville School District — SSD Lunch Applications for 2013-14 school year now available. The Office of Child Nutrition is now located on the north end of the Henderson Ward Stewart Complex. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3 pm. The Office of Child nutrition has also completed the direct certification process for families who automatically qualify for certain benefits and services. For more information contact Nicole Thomas at nthomas@starkville. k12.ms.us or 662-615-0021. u Mayor’s Youth Council — The Starkville Mayor’s Youth Council is now accepting applications for membership for the upcoming year of 2013-14. To download the application, visit www.cityofstarkville.org. All applications may be mailed or delivered to Starkville City Hall, 101 Lampkin St., Starkville, MS 39759. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 15. For more information, call the 323-4583, ext. 100 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 Supply drive — Delta Upsilon Sigma Mississippi Alumni Golden Triangle Chapter will collect school supplies for Sudduth Elementary School until Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information, call (601) 227-1283. u BrainMinders Puppet
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u Rotary meeting — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will speak to Starkville Rotary Club at noon at Starkville Country Club. u Civitan meeting — Starkville Civitan Club will meet at noon at McAlister’s Deli. Brent Frey, Assistant AD for Event Management, will discuss Davis Wade Stadium improvements. u Preschool Workshop — Simplifying Early Learning Guidelines: a workshop for preschool parents and teacher will be held from 5-6 p.m. For more information call 320-4607.
Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head / brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LLLONG89@hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-323-6290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli (Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@ gmail.com or call 662-323-1338. u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes — OSERVS is offering multiple courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small arises. If interested in having OSERVS conduct one of these courses, feel free to contact the agency’s office by phone at (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/ GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper. net or call 662-323-8152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District conference room. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-275-8003. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” 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 — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Streams in the Desert” from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Aug. 20 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
Tuesday
u Active Parenting — A meeting on active parenting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Call 3204607 for more information. u Financial Peace University — Ethen Gillespie will host Financial Peace University and 8 Habits for Successful Relationships from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 320-4607 for more information.
Wednesday
u Active Parents — Elmarie
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 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 662323-2652. 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 662325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at sp867@msstate.edu or 662325-3070. 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 662-6151519 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, 662-418-5535 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 662-320-4607. 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, Nation-
wide 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 662323-1338, John McMurray Jr. at 662-323-3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- 324-4864, or Charlie Smith at 662-324-2989. u Clothing ministry — 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 662323-8871 or 662-312-2935. u Celebrate Recovery — Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662-2950823. u Healing rooms — 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. com u Alcoholics anonymous — The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 327-8941 or visit www.starkvilleaa.org for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting — 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 662-323-5108. u Senior Center activities — 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 Alzheimer’s meetings — The Starkville church of Christ (1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Support Group on each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Syndrome. For more information, call 323-1499. u Health workshops — A series of free workshops on health and fitness for all ages will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662-2427962. u Senior Yoga — Senior yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored to beginners. Community call-in u prayer service — The Peter’s Rock Temple COGIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the Prayer Team will contact you. Call 662-615-4001. u SLCE Cancer Support Group — 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 — Project HELP with Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist “homeless” students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call
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PARKS
Commission directly under the city’s authority. Mayor Parker From page 1 Wiseman said “the political will” city made to the Parks budget in in the city did not exist to make 2009. He added the action also that transition but noted he showed what he felt was a new thought parks were an imporattitude on the Board of Alder- tant service the the community, men. regardless of whether “We will be in the aldermen or the good shape with that,” commission governed Moreland said of the them. proposed increase. With that, Wise“(Over the last four man called the budget years), they should increase an “exercise of have been increasing good will” toward the instead of decreasing Commission. Wiseman Parks our budget. But they He added the Parks chose to cut it because Commission need not you had a board (of repeat actions that led aldermen) that the mato the 2012 audit findjority of them were anings and the financial ti-Parks. I think we’ve woes that followed. got a good board now “The expectation is that will support the the same as it is with parks.” all city expenditures, Though the city which is that the tax Perkins supplies the lion’s dollars will be spent in share of Parks’ general fund, a manner that is lawful, prudent the Parks Commission operates and in the best interest of the independent of the aldermen. citizens,” Wiseman said. “Now, Earlier this year, the commis- it is incumbent upon the Parks sion came under public scrutiny Commission to remedy those iswhen its 2012 financial audit sues and see to it that nothing revealed Moreland had written like that ever happens again. If an unauthorized check from a serious issues arise in the Parks Parks donations account to a lo- audit this year, or in any subsecal contracting firm for work as- quent year, it would be my posisociated with installing a splash tion that it is imprudent for the pad at J.L. King Park. city to continue operating with To compound the commis- an independent parks commission’s problems, it fell about sion.” $100,000 behind on its Starkville Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Electric bills, something More- Perkins, who motioned to add land said the increased funding general funding for Parks, said would remedy. he was comfortable with the “It may take us all year to increase, despite his very public catch up, but we’re going to use opposition to raising the amount that money to catch up on the of outside contributions for entielectric bill,” he said. ties like the public library, OktibMoreland said Parks gradual- beha County Humane Society ly slipped into problems follow- and Mississippi Horse Park. ing the 2009 budget cut because He said he believed the Parks park programs continued to ex- Commission had done a good pand. He said increased utility job managing the money it had, costs and expenditures such as and he felt increasing the budadding a sports director’s posi- get came partly from a what tion and upgrading facilities be- he called a “mandate” for those came an unsustainable drain on services, especially as it related to the Parks’ budget revenues. serving local youth. In spite of that, Moreland “There’s a huge difference contends he and his fellow com- between the Parks Commission missioners operated responsibly and an outside contribution,” and conservatively. Perkins said. “The Parks Com“We operate just like it’s our mission is just another arm of own money,” he said. “You can’t the city government. It’s just not spend it just because you’ve got managed by the Board of Alderit. We were fine except for our men.” electric bill.” Still, Wiseman said the city Before the new Board of Al- was “on notice” as it pertained dermen took office in July, the to the Parks Commission. old board discussed briefly the “To whom much is given, possibility of reining in the Parks much is expected,” he said.
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was completed, but he hoped it would. He said MSU had been in talks with Yokohama about an office in the research park ever since the state first recruited Yokohama. “This is an opportunity for us to work with Yokohama on looking for opportunities for research and development and also an opportunity for us to be able to place students when they graduate,” McGee said. “They are very much interested in creating a strong relationship with the university. We hope they will keep an office here in the park. That will be their decision, but we hope they’ll do it.” Joey Deason, chief operating officer for the Golden Triangle Development Link and vice president for Oktibbeha economic development, said he believed Yokohama had good reason to stay at the park after the plant finished.
“The pipeline with the university is going to create a labor workforce with engineers, and it’s also going to create opportunities for CAVS (Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems) through research and development,” Deason said. “This was an opportunity for another county within the three-county LINK to participate. At the end of the day, we have a university, and it’s an engineering university. They wanted to establish that tie.” Deason said jobs created by the new office had strong potential to boost Starkville’s economic health for at least the next two years. “It’s a great story for Starkville,” Deason said. “It puts 50 employees there for the next 24 months. I have heard there should be 15-20 there by the end of this year, and they’ll ramp up to 50-70 by the end of next year.” McGee said this lease to Yokohama also virtually put the park at full occupancy once again. Even the offices that formerly
housed SemiSouth, a technology manufacturer that closed in October, now houses an MSU research unit called the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC). He said the only empty office spaces now were clean rooms, environments that researchers set aside with low levels of environmental pollutants. Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority (OCEDA) President Jack Wallace said he could also confirm that while Renasant Bank had moved out of its space in the research park into its new facility on Montgomery Street, that space would also have a new occupant soon. “It isn’t signed yet, but we have a party that’s already spoken for that property,” Wallace said. “With (Yokohama) leasing that space, we will have 300 square feet of space left in the research park. We’re just so excited and thankful they’re going to use office space in the research park. We are as confident as we can be that it will mean a lot for Starkville.”
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Indigent defendants are those who a judge in criminal court rules cannot afford to pay attorney’s fees themselves, thus they are assigned a public defender. Now, municipal court assigns those defendants, on a rotating basis, to one of up to a dozen attorneys who signed up to take on indigent cases at a cost of $200 per case. Most municipal court criminal cases involve traffic violations and misdemeanors. Since 2000, Hurdle’s study shows the court has assigned an average of 70-90 indigent cases per year, with a low of 58 cases in the 2003-04 fiscal year (costing $11,600) and a high of 119 in 2009-10 (costing $23,800). His proposal calls for consolidating indigent defense cases for one attorney to handle at a flat fee of $12,000 annually. Further, he suggests the attorney be an independent contractor, therefore disqualifying that person from receiving city benefits. Though Hurdle is unabashedly vying for his brainchild position — going so far as to include that fact in his written proposal — he said he’d still like to see the idea take hold even if the board hired another attorney. “The changes are minor compared to cost savings and overall efficiency,” Hur-
dle said. “Everybody is open to saving more money, and being more efficient. But there’s got to be enough momentum for change or the status quo remains the same.” Aside from the cost savings, Hurdle said consolidating indigent defense into one position would also bolster attorney effectiveness for those clients. He said creating one point of contact would streamline the system, from both the clerical and client standpoint, and in the case of repeat offenders, it would arm one attorney with the client’s full background rather than potentially leaving multiple attorneys to piece together background that could span several years. Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, who is also a practicing attorney, commended Hurdle for his initiative but said he still had questions about the proposal. One specific concern, he said, were times when the appointed public defender couldn’t appear in court due to illness or another urgent reason. “I want to take whatever action is necessary to make sure our municipal court system runs in the most efficient, effective and prudent manner possible,” Perkins said. “However, I do not want to compromise the court in any way.” With a recommendation from municipal court, particularly from Judge Rodney Favor or Administrator Tony Rook, Pergoing to be grabbing the gun. It’s just not consistent with what I’ve seen and what I know to be presented as a suicide.” The state also called Steve Bird, a forensic scientist at the Mississippi Crime Lab. Bird, who tested the shotgun used in the incident, said he was unable during his testing to make it misfire from drops or sharp impacts. He did say, however, that it was possible the weapon may have dis-
kins said he’d support the plan. “If the court says ‘let’s give this a try,’ I will vote for it,” he said. “It’s not something we need to just lay on the shelf.” Rook, however, said that recommendation may be long from forthcoming, adding that the court had no involvement in crafting the plan. He said the court had possession of a copy of Hurdle’s proposal and was “taking it under advisement.” “Mr. Hurdle did this on his own, unsolicited,” Rook said. “We believe the system we have in place is working properly and efficiently. We have had no complaints about the process.” Mayor Parker Wiseman called Hurdle’s plan an “interesting proposal” and one that merited board consideration. However, he agreed with Perkins that the court would need to first endorse it. Wiseman added if the board created the position, that wouldn’t give Hurdle an inside track to getting the job. “If the board creates a new position, then they are legally bound to initiate an advertising process and consider all applicants in a fair and unbiased manner,” Wiseman said. “Certainly, the fact that Mr. Hurdle has a vision for this position is something that can be taken into account. However, that is not something that would give him higher standing than anyone else who might apply.”
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defendant initially claimed. “I don’t see shotgun wound suicides from an intermediate range,” she said. “And the injury to the right hand — if you’re going to stabilize a gun with the end of the muzzle, you’re not going to do it with just one finger on the choke. You’re
charged if disturbed while an individual held it with a finger on the trigger. The state also heard testimony from David Whitehead, a forensic scientist at the Mississippi Crime Lab that analyzed gunshot residue samples from the defendant and the victim. With the state resting, the defense will call witnesses to the stand when the trial resumes today at 9 a.m.
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istered Starkville voters turned out for June's general mayoral election — as well as his hope that the board would hire a new CAO rather than eliminate the position. "Some people think the mayor should take on those duties, and if we were a town of about 10,000 people, maybe he could," Corey said. "Our city has grown, and everyone who lives here can see how it has grown." Also, Spruill said if the board eliminated the position, it couldn't reinstate it during the same 4-year term, meaning if the current board took such action, the board that took office in July 2017 would be the first that could reestablish the post. Starkville resident Jim Gafford commented during the meeting that he didn't feel even the formidable number of public comments in Spruill's favor at the July 23 meeting where the Board of Aldermen officially terminated the ex-CAO had made any difference. He asked Corey what citizens could do to better obtain response from the board. Corey suggested people stay on top of the issues in advance and speak directly to their ward's alderman. "It helps to make it personal," Corey said. "… If you know something is coming down the pipe, talk to your alderman ahead of time, and
let them stew and think about that decision." Former Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk also attended the meeting and agreed with Corey that one-on-one contact between citizens and their alderman helped board members keep their perspective. "A lot of times you talk to the same people over and over, and you start to think that everyone believes like you," Sistrunk said. "It's hard to keep an open mind. It really is. That's all that we can hope for is that our aldermen keep an open mind and listen to groups like this." Spruill said after the meeting that it was what she hoped it would be. "There was a nice turn out," she said. "It was short and sweet, and it gave out a lot of important information that people can take home, mull over, become more involved by doing things like attending board (of aldermen) meetings, and most of all, go vote." Tentative plans, according to Corey, are for the group to assemble the second Wednesday of each month. Next month, Sistrunk is slated to talk about the city budget. Though both Corey and Sistrunk said they thought the catalyst for forming the group regrettable, maybe something positive could come from it. "I hope this goes beyond that (Spruill's termination) and becomes an ongoing discussion with the community at large."
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Mamie Guest or Cappe Hallberg at 662-324-2551 or 662-4183876. u PROJECT CLASS — 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 — On the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy Sirens will host a Game Day at the Senior Citizens Building “Fun House.” RSVP to Oldmedic@aol.com. u Starkville Writer’s Group — The Starkville Writers’ Group will meet on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Book Mart in downtown Starkville. Contact Stan Brown at spb107@msstate.edu. u Brotherhood breakfast — Men and boys are welcome to attend a brotherhood breakfast at Austin Creek Church of Christ Holiness (USA) at 2298 Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville every second Saturday of the
month at 8 a.m. followed by yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring yard supplies. Officer elections will be held at the end of the year. Call Willie Thomas at 662-323-2748. u Casserole Kitchen — The Casserole Kitchen serves free meals to anyone in need from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and lunch is served on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. All meals will be served in the Fellowship Hall (ground floor) of First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Call 662-312-2175. u Free childbirth classes — To pre-register, call 3204607. Free childcare and snacks are provided. Space is limited. u Tutoring — New Century Mentoring & Tutoring Summer Program, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. For students pre-K through sixth grade. For more information, call 662-418 3930. u Longview Baptist Church — Longview Baptist Church, 991 Buckner St., Longview, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., discipleship training at 5:15 p.m., evening worship at 6 p.m. and Wednesday prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more informatin, contact Pastor Larry
W. Yarber at 662-769-4774, or email ynyministry@yahoo.com. u Volunteer Starkville — Have you been looking for the right volunteer opportunity for you? Or maybe you are a nonprofit organization needing help recruiting volunteers for your cause or event? We at Volunteer Starkville can help you find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and can assist your organization in your volunteer recruitment efforts at no cost.Contact us today by phone (662) 268-2865 or email at info@volunteerstarkville.org, and be sure to visit our website at www.volunteerstarkville.org. u Mentors needed to Project AIM — Project AIM is recruiting community volunteers to mentor students in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Starkville School District. Each mentor will meet with his or her student an hour each week at the student’s school. Training and ongoing support are provided. Those interested
in this opportunity to encourage a child are invited to contact Cathy Curtis at 662-418-4021 or at ccurtis@starkville.k12. ms.us for more information. u Legacy Hospice of the South — Legacy Hospice of the South is looking for veterans in the area to work with veteran patients. The organization’s goal is to improve care for veterans facing terminal illness by matching them with volunteers who have similar experiences and/or backgrounds. For more information, contact Polly Briggs at 338-0007 or polly. briggs@legacyhospice.net u Disaster Action Team — American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join the Disaster Action Teams (DAT) to respond to disasters as soon as possible in order to help anyone who has been affected. Training is required and provided by American Red Cross. Interested volunteers may contact Cheryl Kocurek at 842-6101 or cheryl. kocurek@redcross.org.
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Starkville needs a new form of government
Starkville needs a new form of government. This need has been apparent for a long time, and it is growing as the city grows. Now is the time for change. In the early 1990s, Dr. Bill Collins, who was Senator John Stennis’ hand-picked choice as the first head of the Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, advocated for a move to the mayor-council form of government. This venerable leader, a personal hero of mine, was a man ahead of his time. Our city’s current form of government, known as code-charter, was created by the Mississippi Legislature in 1894.  In short, it is like a government by committee. The Board of Aldermen must deal with the mundane and minutia, which makes their meetings last a long time. Aldermen can have long discussions about a particular residence with overgrown grass or recently ditch that needs cleaning up. This sys- surpassed tem works well for small towns. Columbus Brace yourself for a shock.  and VicksStarkville is no longer a small town, burg to and we have outgrown the code-char- rank in the ter form of government. Starkville top 15 citshould not operate under the same ies.  The form of government as Sturgis and college Crawford. student Brother Rogers When I was a child, Starkville populaGuest Columnist was a small town. It was not even tion is over in the top 20 cities in Mississippi in 20,000. population. But our city has grown If we conservatively assume three(thank goodness) as the university has fourths of those students (15,000) grown.  Many students choose to stay were counted by the U.S. Census here after graduation, and retirees are in their hometowns, then on any returning here. Let’s face it.  Starkville given day during the academic year, is an attractive place to live, and our Starkville is home to nearly 40,000 future is bright if we make good deci- residents. That number would place sions to adapt to our growth. us squarely in the top 10 most popuToday, Starkville’s population is lous cities in the state. It is long past just under 25,000 and growing. We time for us to stop pretending we live in a small town. As other cities have grown, they have recognized the need to jettison the old code-charter system in favor of the mayor-council form of government. Nine of the largest cities in Mississippi currently use the more modern mayor-council form:  Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Laurel, Meridian, and Tupelo. Changing to the mayor-council form would enhance the authority of the mayor and would free the city council from the drudgery of mundane tasks. The mayor could focus on results from city departments, and the council could focus on larger issues such as economic development. This change could make the positions of mayor and city council more attractive to potential candidates. For example, recent mayors of Tupelo, which
changed its form of government in the 1990s, include some of the most respected political leaders in our state:  Jack Reed, Jr., Larry Otis, and Glenn McCullough, Jr. The movement to a mayor-council form of government is not a partisan issue. It attracts Democrats and Republicans who value executive-driven leadership to achieve results. Changing the form of city government in Starkville is a gift we can give our children. It is not a panacea, for sure, but it is a long overdue step in the right direction. It is an opportunity that comes along only once in a generation. If Dr. Collins was still here, he would tell us that it is an idea whose time has come. Brother Rogers is a guest columnist for the Starkville Daily News who works at the Stennis Center for Public Service.
Opinion
Arkansas picking Cotton could help Cochran
There has been lots of speculation (including this column) on the future of Senator Thad Cochran in the 2014 election cycle.  Whether he runs for reelection or not, Mississippi appears likely to send a Republican back to the Senate.  Republicans are positioned well in the U.S. Senate for 2014 and require a net gain of six seats to reach a 51 seat majority. They don’t have to play much defense; the Democrats only hope to take a Republican seat appears to be Kentucky or Georgia, both of which are unlikely flips in “red states.” The GOP will look to make pickups in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia where Democrats have retired and not yet recruited strong replacement candidates. Republicans will also need to knock off at least one Democratic incumbent in Alaska, Iowa, or North Carolina. But necessary to any Republican controlled Senate in 2014 will be the Republican defeat of Democratic incumbents in two states neighboring Mississippi:Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu or Arkansas’ Mark Pryor. Pryor (son of former Arkansas Governor David Pryor who held the U.S. Senate seat his son now occupies for three terms retiring in 1997) is a former state representative and state attorney general and won his Senate seat in 2002 by defeating Republican incumbent Tim Hutchinson, the first Republican Senator from Arkansas since Reconstruction. Pryor has tried to walk the line between his Democratic colleagues in Washington, DC and his conservative state with varying success. He recently said Obamacare, “has been an amazing success story so far” in a state where polling suggests voters are 60 Brian Perry percent less Syndicated likely to vote Columnist for Pryor because of his vote for Obamacare. He was unchallenged by the GOP in 2008, but now faces a challenge from freshman Congressman Tom Cotton. Cotton is a Harvard educated attorney who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in the U.S. Army and operates his family’s cattle farm in Russellville. Cotton won his seat in South Arkansas with 59 percent of the vote which is troubling for Pryor. South Arkansas is the “swing” area (much like Northeast Mississippi) that went strong for Pryor against Hutchinson due to Pryor’s father’s representation of the area years ago. If Cotton can post solid numbers in Republican areas and run strongly in his home southern portion of the state, he can pull out a win over the Democratic incumbent. Despite Pryor’s incumbency and family name, pundits rate this race a “toss up” or “lean Republican.” Helping Cotton in this endeavor is Batesville, Mississippi native Justin Brasell. Brasell is Cotton’s senior strategist and comes to the fight a vet-
eran of several successful high profile wins: he managed South Dakota’s John Thune’s reelection campaign; he directed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s 2008 reelection in Kentucky; he captured a Democratic held U.S. House seat in Kentucky against the father of Hollywood star George Clooney (and brother of country crooner Rosemary Clooney) and directed the re-election of rising Republican congressional star Kristi Noem of South Dakota. He worked with the National Republican Congressional Committee to oversee House races in thirteen states in 2010; but Mississippians know him for running the successful 2011 campaign of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves.
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Local student to participate in Memphis art show
By MORGAN UPTON life@starkvilledailynews.com Meekayll "Meek" Boyd has been drawing since he was 6 years old. What began as drawing cartoons and anime, Boyd has refined his skills and is now a charcoal artist, drawing portraits and still life. Although Boyd enjoys still life images, his favorite subject to draw is people. "Every person changes," Boyd said. "With a person, you have to capture their characteristics. With glass, it's just a glass no matter what shape it is, but a person, you can capture how they feel in that moment." Boyd has always recognized his artistic abilities, but it wasn't until he moved to Starkville and took art classes under Andrew Lark that he began to understand the fundamentals of art. "He laid out all the fundamentals and basic principles needed to draw," Boyd said. "From there, I took those simple principles and applied them to my own drawings and produced the work that I do now." Boyd experienced a culture shock when he moved from Chicago to Starkville in 2007 after the death of his aunt, but it was a previous visit to Starkville that drove him to become better. "I saw what I was lacking and then saw what the other artistic students were doing and I used that to press forward and used it as motivation to get better," Boyd said. "I had the artistic ability naturally, but I saw where people less talented artistically were doing better because they had more ambition toward their goal." Lark was the first person Boyd and his father met when they went to Starkville High School. Lark said he felt that happened for a reason. "God placed people like that in my hands," Lark said. "God has sent me a special person when He sent me him. He is an extremely hard worker and passionate about what I was teaching him." At 6-5, it's hard not to miss Boyd. He and his father were searching for the basketball coach, but when Boyd saw Lark's work, he was instantly drawn to it. Although he has kept his artistic abilities under wraps, he is now ready to share his talent with everyone, and hopefully shake the stigma associated with his height. "I would like to be known as more than a person who is 6-5 and doesn't play basketball," he said. "I am an artist." The countless hours Boyd put in to becoming better has paid off. On Aug. 23, he will travel to Memphis to be featured in an art show hosted by RAW: natural born artists. The event showcases artists who may not have the funds to get recognized or are in rural areas. Boyd submitted his portfolio and was selected
Pictured is a portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio that Meekayll "Meek" Boyd drew. Boyd's work will be exhibited in an art show in Memphis. (Illustration by Meekayll Boyd)
to participate in the event. "I have my own booth and display and get to talk to people," he said. "It ranges from all types of mediums, from performance art to modeling and makeup art." Lark said he expected Boyd to succeed, but that it was always enjoyable to watch it happen. "He has a gift from God and using that gift is going to open a lot of doors for him," Lark said. Although Boyd is currently enrolled at East Mississippi Community College, he understands he may one day have to move to fulfill his hopes of owning an art company. For now, he is enjoying his time in Starkville. "I may possibly have to leave for a greater exposure, but at the moment I'm fine right here because I've learned so much here," Boyd said. "If I wasn't lead to this small town of Starkville, none of this would be possible."
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Stocks slump on Wall Street; Macy's drops
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell on Wednesday as a poor earnings report from Macy's cast doubt on the outlook for consumer spending, a vital component of the U.S. economy. Other department store stocks also fell after Macy's reported disappointing earnings for the second quarter and cut its forecast for the year. The stock market's early summer rally has fizzled out after a strong July, and August is shaping up to be a lackluster month as many traders and investors take their summer breaks. The major indexes have drifted lower in the past week after climbing to alltime highs at the start of the month. "I do feel we are going to have a slight negative bias (to stocks), at least until Labor Day," said Chris Bertelsen at Global Financial Private Capital. "We've had a pretty significant run in the market. People are taking some of the stocks that have had big runs, and are moving away from them." Consumer discretionary stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, which include clothing retailers and restaurant chains, have fallen in the past month, paring their gains for the year. Makers of consumer staples, which investors favored early in the year because of the steady earnings they offered, have also dropped in the last month. The S&P index closed down 8.77 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,685.39 The index has declined in six of the last eight trading days and is flat for the month. In July it jumped 5 percent. The sell-off was broad. Technology was the only one of the 10 industry sectors that rose in the S&P 500.
OCH Regional Medical Center hosts blood drive
For Starkville Daily News OCH Regional Medical Center invites you to give the gift of life at their upcoming blood drive to be held on Tuesday. During the summer the need for blood donors is more urgent than ever as donors are in short supply during the hotter months of the year. During the summer donors are often on vacation or are having fun in the sun. However, even though donors are busier, patients continue to need blood throughout the year. Negative blood types, especially blood type O negative are the most pressing needs as they are less common than positive types, therefore, are in high demand. Also, blood type O negative is the universal donor and can be given to any person. Still, all blood types are desperately needed and eligible donors are encourage to give blood regularly, three to four times a year, to keep hospital shelves stocked with lifesaving blood. On the day of the blood drive, donors are encouraged to complete a quick and easy selfinterview as part of the new, faster interview process. Simply visit www.unitedbloodservices.org and click on “Health History Questionnaire” link to complete your self-interview. The OCH Blood Drive will be held in the community room located inside the Medical Center from noon-5:30 p.m. Donors must bring a photo ID. Make an appointment online at www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code: och), or contact Jamie Allen, OCH public relations intern at 662-615-3067.
Trader Neil Catania, left, and Mark Muller, right, confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Asian stocks dipped July 25 as investors prepared for a slew of earnings reports in coming days that will give a reading of how confident companies are in the outlook for major economies. Improved German business confidence boosted European markets. (Photo by Richard Drew, AP)
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 113.35 points, or 0.7 percent, at 15,337.66, the biggest drop in six weeks. Twentytwo of the stocks in the 30-member index declined. The Nasdaq composite fell 15.17 points, or 0.5 percent, to 3,669.27. Macy's, which operates its namesake stores and Bloomingdales, dropped $2.17, or 4.5 percent, to $46.33 after its profit
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Brasell says the key distinction for Arkansas voters between Pryor and Cotton is Pryor’s support of the Obama agenda, “Senator Pryor votes with the Obama Administration more than 90% of the time. There are few Arkansans who agree with President Obama 90% of the time. That record, along with Senator Pryor having cast the deciding vote for Obamacare, will be major factors in the race.” Cotton kicked off his campaign last week with a barbecue in his hometown of Dardanelle (population 4,745) that drew over 400 supporters, followed by other stops in all four congressional districts. Soon after, the Club for Growth endorsed Cotton’s candidacy and is expected to invest heavily in the race — just one of what is expected to be many outside groups spending on both sides of the race. Arkansas has been a hold out in the partisan shift that put much of the South into the Republican fold in past de-
cades, but the GOP is catching up. In 2010, two-term incumbent Democrat U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln was defeated by Republican Congressman John Boozman 58 percent to 37 percent. A poll commissioned by the National Republican Senatorial Committee this month gives Cotton a two point lead over Pryor. That poll puts President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Arkansas at 35 percent with a 59 percent unfavorable rate. A Cotton victory across the Delta and the Mississippi River from Mississippi is essential to Republican prospects of taking the U.S. Senate, and were Cochran to run again, for a Mississippian to once again chair the Senate Appropriations Committee, or Agriculture Committee, or whichever committee Cochran’s seniority led him to pursue. Brian Perry is a columnist for the Madison County Journal and a partner with Capstone Public Affairs, LLC. Reach him at reasonablyright@brianperry.ms or @CapstonePerry on Twitter.
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College Football
Mississippi State quarterbacks Tyler Russell (17) and Dak Prescott (15) celebrate one of last season’s wins with teammates and former teammates. (Photo by Kim Murrell, For Starkville Daily News)
More like brothers
MSU quarterbacks look to encourage each other
By BEN WAIT sports@starkvilledailynews.com These days when you think Mississippi State football, you think about Tyler Russell. The senior quarterback will be starting his second year as the starter under center. Last season the Meridian native broke many school records, so unlike many other positions, quarterback is decided. With that to consider, there is another quarterback on the Bulldog roster that will see some playing time this season. Sophomore Dak Prescott was used in special packages last season and will more than likely see the same role this year. Russell has taken Prescott under his wing. He hasn’t seem him as a threat, but rather a friend. “I’m closest to Dak than anyone on this team, probably because we spend a lot of time together,” Russell said. “We know each other’s backgrounds. We talk a lot about different situations, not so much football.” Russell was in the same position Prescott was in just a few years ago.
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QUARTERBACKS
Quarterback Dak Prescott (15) of the Bulldogs tries to avoid a defender. (Photo by Kim Murrell, For Starkville Daily News)
High School Softball
By JASON EDWARDS sports@starkvilledailynews.com   EUPORA - It’s a tough way to begin the season for the Eupora Lady Eagles. After getting some experience at last weekend’s jamboree in Neshoba County, the Lady Eagles host the Eupora Classic tournament. The field also features six teams including Grenada, New Hope, Bruce, East Webster and Calhoun City. “Everyone is going to be good offensively so we are just going to focus on working on our defense and being able to hit,” Eupora coach Kaley Harris said. “New Hope, in particular, has a new pitcher coming in so we aren’t used to her, but pretty Eupora softball coach Kaley Harris said there are teams much we just want to work on the basics of coming to the Eupora Classic with the ability to produce the game.” offensively.  (Photo by Jason Edwards, SDN) When Harris mentions the “basics” she is referring to things like knowing where the “cutoffs” are which is one thing the coach noticed her team struggling with at last week’s jamboree. “The first game we did OK,” Harris said. “The second game we didn’t hit very well at all. Defensively, we looked pretty good. The main thing is our cutoffs and hitting the arch. We have to work on our throwing, fielding, just knowing where to throw the ball and who are cutoffs are. Just improving the basics is what we will be focusing on during the slow-pitch season.” Assisting in the team’s work towards its goals will be four returning seniors including Hai-Leigh Hodges, Ja’Lisa Bell, Kaitlin Burton and Kendall Gibson. Hodges, Bell and Burton will all be lending their talents to the outfield, while Gibson will be chairing the infield as this season’s starting pitcher.
Eupora ready to host tournament
“With three seniors in the outfield we should be pretty strong,” Harris said. “On the other side everybody in the infield is very young so that will definitely be a challenge.” Alongside the returning seniors is a host of younger athletes, who are more than ready to take their place on the diamond. “I’ve got an 8th grader that is going to potentially start,” Harris said. “The 9th and 10th graders have really stepped up as well because we had to field multiple spots for slow pitch.” The Lady Eagles will get to test out the veteran and rookie combination beginning at 12:45 p.m. when they face Grenada and again when they take the field against New Hope at 2:15 p.m. While Eupora will not play until shortly after noon, the tournament will get underway at 9 a.m.
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Scorecard
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Major League Baseball National League At A Glance All Times EDT East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 73 47 .608 — Washington 58 60 .492 14 New York 54 63 .462 17½ Philadelphia 53 66 .445 19½ 46 73 .387 26½ Miami Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 70 48 .593 — St. Louis 68 50 .576 2 Cincinnati 68 52 .567 3 Milwaukee 52 67 .437 18½ Chicago 52 68 .433 19 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 69 50 .580 — Arizona 62 57 .521 7 Colorado 57 65 .467 13½ San Diego 54 66 .450 15½ San Francisco 52 66 .441 16½ Tuesday’s Games Washington 4, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 4, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Texas 1 Miami 1, Kansas City 0, 10 innings St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3, 14 innings San Diego 7, Colorado 5 Arizona 4, Baltimore 3, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Wednesday’s Games Miami 5, Kansas City 2 Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 0 Colorado 4, San Diego 2 Arizona 5, Baltimore 4, 14 innings San Francisco at Washington, late Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Milwaukee at Texas, late Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, late Today’s Games Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 5-8) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-6), 1:45 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4) at Washington (Haren 7-11), 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 5-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 8-7), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 5-2) at San Diego (T.Ross 3-5), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 72 49 .595 — 66 51 .564 4 Tampa Bay Baltimore 65 55 .542 6½ New York 62 57 .521 9 Toronto 54 65 .454 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 70 49 .588 — Cleveland 65 56 .537 6 Kansas City 62 56 .525 7½ Minnesota 53 65 .449 16½ 46 73 .387 24 Chicago West Division W L Pct GB Texas 69 51 .575 — 67 51 .568 1 Oakland Seattle 55 63 .466 13 Los Angeles 53 66 .445 15½ 38 80 .322 30 Houston Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 14, L.A. Angels 7 Boston 4, Toronto 2, 11 innings Seattle 5, Tampa Bay 4 Milwaukee 5, Texas 1 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit 3, 11 innings Miami 1, Kansas City 0, 10 innings Arizona 4, Baltimore 3, 11 innings Houston 5, Oakland 4 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8, 12 innings Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Miami 5, Kansas City 2 Arizona 5, Baltimore 4, 14 innings N.Y. Yankees 11, L.A. Angels 3 Boston at Toronto, late Seattle at Tampa Bay, late Milwaukee at Texas, late Houston at Oakland, late Today’s Games L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 12-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-11), 1:05 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-8) at Oakland (Gray 0-1), 3:35 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-4) at Toronto (Buehrle 8-7), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 12-8) at Detroit (Ani. Sanchez 10-7), 7:08 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 10-11) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-10), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 1:08 p.m., 1st game Colorado at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 7:08 p.m., 2nd game N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. League Leaders National League BATTING – CJohnson, Atlanta, .337; YMolina, St. Louis, .330; Cuddyer, Colorado, .324; Votto, Cincinnati, .320; Craig, St. Louis, .320; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .314; Segura, Milwaukee, .312. RUNS – MCarpenter, St. Louis, 87; Votto, Cincinnati, 81; Choo, Cincinnati, 78; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 77; Holliday, St. Louis, 77; JUpton, Atlanta, 76; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 75. RBI – Goldschmidt, Arizona, 93; Phillips, Cincinnati, 90; Craig, St. Louis, 88; Bruce, Cincinnati, 80; FFreeman, Atlanta, 79; DBrown, Philadelphia, 76; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 75; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 75. HITS – Segura, Milwaukee, 144; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 142; Votto, Cincinnati, 141; Craig, St. Louis, 140; McCutchen,
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“I honestly think that over there in Washington, he’s getting brainwashed.”
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb said of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
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SHS tryouts held today
From Staff Reports Starkville High School had scheduled a pair of tryouts for its bowling team today and August 22 at Bulldog Lanes. The tryouts, which begin at 4 p.m. on those two Thursdays, are open to Armstrong Middle School and Starkville High School bowlers (grades 7-12). SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee says there’s only room for 24 bowlers on the team with eight varsity boys, eight varsity girls and eight junior varsity participants. Philamlee is encouraged that the varsity boys did not graduate any athletes from last year. The varsity boys won the regional championship last season.
The Area Slate
Today High School Softball Starkville Academy at Kemper Academy, 5 p.m. Hebron Christian School at Oak Hill Academy, 4 p.m. High School Soccer Starkville Academy at Heritage Academy, 3 p.m.
WHAT’S ON TV
Today GOLF 11 a.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, second round matches, at Brookline, Mass. 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, first round, at Greensboro, N.C. GYMNASTICS 7 p.m. NBCSN — P&G Championships, at Hartford, Conn. LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN — World Series, double elimination, San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico (Caribbean) vs. Aguadulce, Panama (Latin America), at South Williamsport, Pa. 2 p.m. ESPN — World Series, double elimination, Sammamish, Wash. (Northwest) vs. Corpus Christi, Texas (Southwest), at South Williamsport, Pa. 4 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, double elimination, Perth (Australia) vs. Tijuana, Baja California (Mexico), at South WilPittsburgh, 136; DanMurphy, New York, 132; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 130; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 130; Pence, San Francisco, 130. DOUBLES – MCarpenter, St. Louis, 38; Bruce, Cincinnati, 33; Desmond, Washington, 32; Rizzo, Chicago, 32; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 31; YMolina, St. Louis, 30; GParra, Arizona, 30; Posey, San Francisco, 30. TRIPLES – CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 6; Venable, San Diego, 6; DWright, New York, 6. HOME RUNS – Goldschmidt, Arizona, 29; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 28; DBrown, Philadelphia, 26; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; JUpton, Atlanta, 22; Uggla, Atlanta, 21. STOLEN BASES – ECabrera, San Diego, 37; Segura, Milwaukee, 35; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 34; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; EYoung, New York, 23; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING – Zimmermann, Washington, 13-6; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-6; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-7; Ryu, Los Angeles, 12-3; Corbin, Arizona, 12-3; Latos, Cincinnati, 12-3; Minor, Atlanta, 12-5; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 12-5; JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 12-6. ERA – Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.88; Harvey, New York, 2.23; Locke, Pittsburgh, 2.43; Fernandez, Miami, 2.45; Corbin, Arizona, 2.48; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.71; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.73. STRIKEOUTS – Harvey, New York, 181; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 174; Samardzija, Chicago, 163; Wainwright, St. Louis, 162; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 154; Latos, Cincinnati, 154; HBailey, Cincinnati, 153; Strasburg, Washington, 153. SAVES – Kimbrel, Atlanta, 37; Mujica, St. Louis, 31; RSoriano, Washington, 30; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 30; AChapman, Cincinnati, 29; Romo, San Francisco, 28; Cishek, Miami, 26. American League BATTING – MiCabrera, Detroit, .360; Trout, Los Angeles, .329; DOrtiz, Boston, .329; ABeltre, Texas, .322; Mauer, Minnesota, .321; Loney, Tampa Bay, .311; TorHunter, Detroit, .306. RUNS – MiCabrera, Detroit, 87; CDavis, Baltimore, 85; Trout, Los Angeles, 84; AJones, Baltimore, 82; Bautista, Toronto, 79; AJackson, Detroit, 74; Ellsbury, Boston, 73. RBI – MiCabrera, Detroit, 114; CDavis, Baltimore, 112; Encarnacion, Toronto, 89; AJones, Baltimore, 85; Fielder, Detroit, 81; NCruz, Texas, 76; Trout, Los Angeles, 76. HITS – MiCabrera, Detroit, 153; ABeltre, Texas, 152; Machado, Baltimore, 152; Trout, Los Angeles, 149; AJones, Baltimore, 146; Ellsbury, Boston, 143; AlRamirez, Chicago, 140. DOUBLES – Machado, Baltimore, 42; CDavis, Baltimore, 33; Mauer, Minnesota, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 32; JCastro, Houston, 31; Lowrie, Oakland, 30; AlRamirez, Chicago, 30; Saltalamacchia, Boston, 30. TRIPLES – Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; AGordon, Kansas City, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5. HOME RUNS – CDavis, Baltimore, 44; MiCabrera, Detroit, 38; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Bautista, Toronto, 27; NCruz, Texas, 27; ADunn, Chicago, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 26. STOLEN BASES – Ellsbury, Boston, 44; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Andrus, Texas, 30; Altuve, Houston, 29; McLouth, Baltimore, 28; LMartin, Texas, 27; Rios, Texas, 26; Trout, Los Angeles, 26. PITCHING – Scherzer, Detroit, 17-1; Tillman, Baltimore, 14-3; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Colon, Oakland, 14-5; Masterson, Cleveland, 13-8; Darvish, Texas, 125; FHernandez, Seattle, 12-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 12-6; Guthrie, Kansas City, 12-8; Verlander, Detroit, 12-8. ERA – FHernandez, Seattle, 2.28; Kuroda, New York, 2.33; AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.58; Darvish, Texas, 2.64; Sale, Chicago, 2.73; Scherzer, Detroit, 2.85; Colon, Oakland, 2.97. STRIKEOUTS – Darvish, Texas, 207; Scherzer, Detroit, 181; FHernandez, Se6 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, double elimination, Nashville, Tenn. (Southeast) vs. Westport, Conn. (New England), at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Pittsburgh at St. Louis or L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees (1 p.m. start) 6 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Kansas City at Detroit or Boston at Toronto NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Preseason, San Diego at Chicago TENNIS Noon ESPN2 — ATP World Tour/WTA, Western & Southern Open, men’s and women’s round of 16, at Cincinnati 8 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Cincinnati 10 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Cincinnati (same-day tape) attle, 178; Masterson, Cleveland, 171; Sale, Chicago, 167; Verlander, Detroit, 154; DHolland, Texas, 151. SAVES – JiJohnson, Baltimore, 39; Nathan, Texas, 35; MRivera, New York, 35; GHolland, Kansas City, 32; Balfour, Oakland, 30; Perkins, Minnesota, 28; AReed, Chicago, 28. College Football USA Today Top 25 Poll 1. Alabama (58) 2. Ohio State (3) 3. Oregon 4. Stanford 5. Georgia 6. Texas A&M (1) 7. South Carolina 8. Clemson 9. Louisville 10. Florida 11. Notre Dame 12. Florida State 13. LSU 14. Oklahoma State 15. Texas 16. Oklahoma 17. Michigan 18. Nebraska 19. Boise State 20. TCU 21. UCLA 22. Northwestern 23. Wisconsin 24. Southern Cal 25. Oregon State Record Pts Pvs 13-1 1,545 1 12-0 1,427 NR 12-1 1,397 2 12-2 1,262 6 12-2 1,250 4 11-2 1,215 5 11-2 1,136 7 11-2 1,047 9 11-2 1,010 13 11-2 930 10 12-1 872 3 12-2 844 8 10-3 797 12 8-5 726 NR 9-4 622 18 10-3 620 15 8-5 589 NR 10-4 426 23 11-2 420 14 7-6 400 NR 9-5 202 NR 10-3 186 16 8-6 172 NR 7-6 165 NR 9-4 135 19 liamsport, Pa.
Woodland) Aug. 8-11 — PGA Championship (Jason Dufner) Aug. 15-18 — Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 22-25 — The Barclays, Liberty National, Jersey City, N.J. Aug. 30-Sept. 2 — Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. Sept. 12-15 — BMW Championship, Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest, Ill. Sept. 19-22 — Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta Oct. 3-6 — Presidents Cup, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio Oct. 10-13 — Frys.com Open, CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif. Oct. 17-20 — Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas Oct. 24-27 — CIMB Classic, The MINES Resort & GC, Selangor, Malaysia Oct. 31-Nov. 3 — WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai Nov. 7-10 — The McGladrey Classic, Sea Island Resort (Seaside), St. Simons Island, Ga. Nov. 14-17 — OHL Classic at Mayakoba, El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, Mexico Transactions
BRIEFLY
SSA scholarship deadline nears
The final deadline to apply for a limited number of youth soccer scholarships for the 2010-11 seasonal year is Friday, August 23, according to Starkville Soccer Association past president Rob Leach. The scholarships are based on financial need and to be eligible candidates must be students in the Starkville Public School system that are eligible for free school lunch, or must have been referred on recommendation of a Starkville Soccer Association coach or Council member. A committee of local educators reviews the requests. Children in the program last year who participated in practices and games will be given preference over new applicants. A completed youth soccer registration form must be turned in to the Sportsplex office on Lynn Lane by the deadline with the phrase “Scholarship Request” written on top of the form. Children registering for the first time would need a copy of their birth certificate attached to the registration form. Additional information about registration as well as links to download the registration form are available at www. starkvillesoccer.com, the league website. The forms also may be picked up at the Sportsplex office on Lynn Lane between now and Friday, August 23.
MSU set for volleyball on TV
A pair of Mississippi State volleyball matches have been included in the Southeastern Conference’s 18-match television schedule this fall. MSU’s match at Auburn on Nov. 3 will be televised on CSS at 3 p.m. The match will also be available via ESPN3 and was originally slated for a 1:30 p.m. start. The Bulldogs return home for their Wednesday night showdown against Ole Miss on Nov. 6 that will be broadcast by ESPNU at 7 p.m. The last time MSU met the Rebels in a televised match the Bulldogs claimed a 3-2 victory on Oct. 2, 2011. The match will also be available via WatchESPN. “The opportunity to play on TV is a great experience for our players and exposure for recruiting,” fifth-year MSU coach Jenny Hazelwood said. “To have our home match with our in-state rival broadcast on ESPNU is a fantastic time for our fans and student body to show what makes Mississippi State such a great place. It will be a lot of fun to be in Newell-Grissom that night.” State’s 39th season of volleyball opens Aug. 30 and 31 with the Maroon Classic. The Bulldogs will play at 1 and 7 p.m. each day in the Newell-Grissom Building. Fans can follow the MSU volleyball program on Twitter @HailStateVB, on Instagram @HailStateVB and on Facebook at facebook.com/HailStateVB.
Others receiving votes: Kansas State 113; Miami (Fla.) 101; Michigan State 89; Baylor 80; Virginia Tech 65; Fresno State 62; Arizona State 51; Mississippi 32; Vanderbilt 29; Utah State 23; Brigham Young 20; North Carolina 19; Northern Illinois 19; Tulsa 9; Ohio 8; San Jose State 8; Arizona 5; Cincinnati 3; East Carolina 3; Kent State 3; Mississippi State 3; Washington 3; Central Florida 2; Arkansas 1; Arkansas State 1; Rutgers 1; Tennessee 1; Toledo 1. National Football League Sunday, Aug. 4 Dallas 24, Miami 20 Thursday, Aug. 8 Baltimore 44, Tampa Bay 16 Washington 22, Tennessee 21 Cincinnati 34 Atlanta 10 Cleveland 27, St. Louis 19 Denver 10 San Francisco 6 Seattle 31 San Diego 10 Friday, Aug. 9 Detroit 26, N.Y. Jets 17 Miami 27 Jacksonville 3 New England 31 Philadelphia 22 Houston 27, Minnesota 13 New Orleans 17, Kansas City 13 Arizona 17 Green Bay 0 Carolina 24, Chicago 17 Oakland 19, Dallas 17 Saturday, Aug. 10 N.Y. Giants 18, Pittsburgh 13 Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo 44, Indianapolis 20 Today’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 8 p.m. Oakland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Game Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Monday’s Game Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. Golf PGA Tour Schedule Aug. 1-4 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Tiger Woods) Aug. 1-4 — Reno-Tahoe Open (Gary
SHS plans ‘Meet the Jackets’
Starkville High School will have “Meet the Jackets” today. All athletic teams present will be introduced beginning at 6 p.m.
SHS tickets are on sale
Tickets for the 2013 Starkville High School football season are on sale at 401 Greensboro Center. The ticket prices are adult all-sports for $60 and student all-sports for $50, while general admission is $6, reserve seating and parking is $45, chair back reserve ticket and parking is $50, one-time only chair back is $10, and season parking is $10.
SPRD hosts flag football
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department presents youth flag football league for girls and boys ages 6-12. Registration is open and ends on August 23. The times are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Starkville Sportsplex front office. The registration fee is $45 per player. There will be an onsite registration on Thursday, August 15 from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday, August 22 from 5-7 p.m. inside the multi-purpose facility at the Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane. Potential participants must attend one of these two onsite registrations to complete a timed 30-yard dash and to measure his/her height. The 2013 season is scheduled to begin Sept. 16 and end approximately Nov. 12. Sponsorships are available for a fee of $175 per team. For more information, contact William Pochop at 662323-2294, or visit www.starkvilleparks.com.
Baseball American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Acquired OFINF Emilio Bonifacio from Toronto for cash or a player to be named. Transferred INF Miguel Tejada to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Recalled INF Andrew Romine from Salt Lake (PCL). Optioned LHP Nick Maronde to Arkansas (Texas). TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired LHP Travis Blackley from Houston for cash considerations and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Selected the contract of OF Kevin Pillar from Buffalo (IL). Recalled SS Munenori Kawasaki from Buffalo. Placed OF Colby Rasmus on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 12. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed INF Rodrigo Aguirre. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Acquired RHP John Holdzkom from Amarillo for cash and traded him to Sioux City for future considerations. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS — Sold the contract of RHP Jared Mortensen to Tampa Bay (AL). LAREDO LEMURS — Released LHP Jacob Douglas. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed RHP Kyle Kingsley and LHP Michael Jefferson. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Sold the contract of OF Joash Brodin to Arizona (NL). Can-Am League ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed 1B Carlos Rivera. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Released RHP Kit Carter. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Sean Gregory. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed 3B Sean Borman. ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Traded RHP Trevor Harden to Lincoln (AA) for a player to be named. Signed RHP Kyle Brueggeman. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Matt LaMothe. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Acquired RHP Kyle Wahl from Rio Grande Valley (UL) for a player to be named. Released RHP Cody Hall and RHP Bobby Hurst. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed LHP Steve Messner. Basketball National Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS — Named Popeye Jones assistant coach. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Agreed to terms with F Elias Harris on a two-year contract. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Agreed to terms with C Nikola Pekovic on a five-year contract. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Named Brett Brown coach. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed F Al Harrington. Football National Football League NFL — Susppended St. Louis LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Suspended San Francisco DL Demarcus Dobbs one regular-season game for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. BUFFALO BILLS — Waived/injured TE Mike Caussin. Signed LB Jamaal Westerman. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed CB Kennard Cox. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Terminated the contract of K Dan Carpenter. Canadian Football League HAMILTON TIGER-CATS — Released DB Ryan Hinds and LB Nick Rosamonda. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Released DL Marquis Frazier, RB Chris Garrett and DB David James Hockey National Hockey League EDMONTON OILERS — Named Bob Green director of amateur and freeagent scouting. ECHL FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Named Tad O’Had assistant coach. GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Signed F Evan Bloodoff. College AUBURN — Named Chris Hooshyar women’s assistant tennis coach. BROWN — Named Scott Cordischi director of football operations. CORTLAND STATE — Announced the retirement of men’s ice hockey coach Joe Baldarotta. Named Tom Cranfield men’s ice hockey coach. HOFSTRA — Named Michael Bedford women’s assistant lacrosse coach. MINNESOTA STATE (MANKATO) — Named Jay Bresnahan assistant athletic director for compliance and student services. MINNESOTA STATE (MOORHEAD) — Named Darren Schneider track and field coach. MONTANA TECH — Named DeAnn Craft women’s basketball coach. PURDUE — Named Brandon Brantley men’s assistant basketball coach. RADFORD — Named Alex Guerra assistant baseball coach. SAINT ROSE — Named Abby Arceneaux softball coach. SOUTH ALABAMA — Named Russ Willemsen men’s assistant basketball coach.
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Youth Soccer
SSA final registration deadline on Aug. 23
For Starkville Daily News The final deadline to register for youth soccer for the 2013-14 seasonal year in Starkville is Friday, August 23 at 5 p.m., according to Starkville Soccer Association registrar Glenna Sullivan. SSA president Sean Owen stated that preparations are being made for another exciting season of soccer. He pointed to the first ever state championship by a select team from Starkville as an indicator that coaches training and a league emphasis on teaching fundamental skills, while promoting fun and fitness have been successful. In addition to a number of tournament champions and runners-up from the recreational and challenge team ranks, earlier this year the Under-16 Division I SSA Bulldogs became the first-ever club team champion from Starkville, and went on to a very respectable showing with two ties in three games at the U.S. Youth Soccer Division I Regionals at Oklahoma City.  “The program ended in a really good place and our emphasis on teaching fundamental skills for the past decade is now seen even at Starkville High School and Starkville Academy,” said Mark Farmer, director of coaching for SSA this past year. He indicated the league is looking to build on last year’s success. Owen said that the council was again looking at hosting at least two soccer tournaments this year, the Frostbite Tournament in January, and the Spring Shootout Tournament in April or May. Sponsor manager Jimmy McPherson extended thanks on behalf of all the players to the many team sponsors, as well as to platinum sponsor Callaway Orthodontics, Silver sponsor Coca-Cola, and major sponsors, including MFJ Enterprise, Oktibbeha County Hospital, Optimist Club, Rotary, Starkville Radiology, Zaxby’s/Tutti Frutti and Wal-Mart, for helping SSA serve so many Starkville youth. Scholarship program chair Rob Leach also thanked Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation for its continued support of the youth player scholarship program here. Sullivan said additional information about registration as well as links to download the registration form are available at www.starkvillesoccer.com, the league website. She also indicated that the forms could be picked up at the Sportsplex office on Lynn Lane between now and August 23. Sullivan said children registering who did not play in the last seasonal year would need a copy of their birth certificate attached to the registration form and fee when returned to the Sportsplex or mailed to the league post office at P.O. Box 4946, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
As anxious parents watch, Starkville Soccer Association Under-8 player Brayden Carpenter drives during Frostbite Tournament play earlier this year at the Starkville Sportsplex on Lynn Lane. Parents have begun registering players for the upcoming season already, and registration for Starkville soccer ends Friday, August 23. The fall season begins after Labor Day. (Submitted photo)
Junior College Football
EMCC ranked 8th nationally in preseason
For Starkville Daily News   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The East Mississippi Community College Lions continue to be a mainstay among the nation’s premier junior college football programs, as head coach Buddy Stephens’ 2013 EMCC squad has earned a No. 8 national ranking in the NJCAA Preseason Top 20 football poll released this week. This season marks the fifth consecutive year that Stephens’ EMCC Lions have been ranked in the NJCAA’s preseason poll dating back to the 2009 preseason. A year ago coming off their first-ever NJCAA national championship season, the 2012 Lions were the nation’s top-ranked preseason team. EMCC continued to stand among the nation’s Top 10 in the NJCAA poll through the month of October until successive one-point losses to Itawamba and in the playoffs College and Butler Community College. Hutchinson Community College and Kilgore College sit sixth and seventh, respectively, while No. 9 Co-Lin and 10th-ranked ASA College round out the NJCAA’s Preseason Top 10. The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges is also represented in this year’s preseason NJCAA poll with Hinds Community College and Itawamba Community College starting off the campaign ranked 15th and 16th, respectively.   With the sixth-most composite football victories among the NJCAA ranks spanning back to the 2008 campaign, the EMCC Lions, 44-10 under Stephens’ guidance, enter the upcoming season sporting an ongoing string of 22 consecutive weeks ranked in the NJCAA’s regular-season poll.  During the team’s 2011 national championship season and overlapping into last year, East Mississippi spent 20 straight weeks in the NJCAA’s Top 10, including 17 successive weeks among the Top 5. All total in Stephens’ five years at the EMCC football helm, the Lions have been ranked in the NJCAA Top 20 during 42 of the combined 55 weekly polls, including a collective total of 31 weeks in the Top 10, dating back to the start of the 2008 season. In addition to this year’s fifth consecutive preseason NJCAA ranking, East Mississippi has also earned season-ending rankings in the final NJCAA poll four times in the past five years. In previous NJCAA preseason rankings, EMCC stood 16th nationally two years ago prior to running the table with 12 straight victories to claim the 2011 NJCAA national championship with a 55-47 road win over then-No. 1 Arizona Western College in the El Toro Bowl/NJCAA
to eventual MACJC state champion Copiah-Lincoln snapped the school’s 20-game winning streak and knocked the reigning national champs to 15th in the final NJCAA poll. Topping this year’s NJCAA Preseason Top 20 poll is Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, followed by Snow College, Navarro College, reigning NJCAA national champion Iowa Western Community
National Championship Game played in Yuma, Ariz.  Prior to that under Stephens’ direction, the Lions held preseason NJCAA rankings of sixth and seventh in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Ranked sixth nationally this preseason by JCGridiron.com in its annual Dirty 30 national junior college football rankings, the EMCC Lions are slated to kick off the 2013 campaign at Pearl River Community College on Thursday, Aug. 29. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Poplarville.  Following consecutive non-division home contests against East Central Community College (Sept. 5) and Southwest Mississippi Community College (Sept. 12), East Mississippi will begin defense of its back-to-back MACJC North Division regularseason titles by taking on Mississippi Delta Community College on Thursday, Sept. 19, in Moorhead.   
Major League Baseball
Indians rally to beat Twins in 12 innings
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 9-8 Wednesday. Joe Mauer tied a career high with five hits for Minnesota. Carlos Santana and Jason Giambi homered for the Indians, who won for just the third time in 10 games. Nick Swisher and Jason Kipnis singled off Ryan Pressly (3-3) to open the 12th. Swisher moved to third on a fly out and scored easily on Brantley’s fly out to center field. Chris Perez (5-2) blew a save but got the win. Joe Smith earned his second save. Despite surrendering a season-high 11 hits, Tigers starter Rick Porcello (9-6) allowed just three runs in six innings. Taking no chances, Tigers manager Jim Leyland brought in closer Joaquin Benoit with one out in the eighth. Benoit struck out Adam Dunn and Avisail Garcia, the worked out of another jam in the ninth inning for his 15th save in 15 chances. John Danks (2-10) pitched into the eighth.
D-backs 5, Orioles 4
PHOENIX — Aaron Hill had a gameending single with one out in the 14th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a victory over Baltimore and a three-game sweep of the Orioles. All three victories came in walk-off fashion. Baltimore led all three games entering the seventh.
Marlins 5, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Miami Marlins took advantage of an error by the Kansas City Royals to score the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, then turned to their bullpen to wrap up a victory. The Royals were leading 2-1 when Koyie Hill doubled off reliever Tim Collins (2-6) to start the seventh. Christian Yelich then hit a grounder toward third that utility man Elliot Johnson let through his legs, putting runners on second and third with nobody out. Donovan Solano and Logan Morrison followed with RBI groundouts to give the Marlins the lead.
Reds 5, Cubs 0
CHICAGO — Bronson Arroyo pitched seven crisp innings, Todd Frazier homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs to complete a three-game series sweep.
Tigers 6, White Sox 4
CHICAGO — Miguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid, beating the Chicago White Sox. A year after winning the Triple Crown, Cabrera has 38 homers and 114 RBIs and is hitting .360. The AL Central-leading Tigers had lost Cleveland Indians pitcher Joe Smith, right, and catcher Carlos Santana celebrate the Indians’ 9-8 win in 12 inning four of five following a 12-game winning streak. against the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Jim Mone, AP)
Rockies 4, Padres 2
DENVER — Jorge De La Rose pitched seven solid innings, catcher Yorvit Torrealba completed a remarkable double play by tagging out two runners and Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the San Diego Padres.
BROTHERS
From page 6
Russell was the backup to Chris Relf and he had a limited role. Now Russell is the No. 1 guy and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Les Koenning is happy to see the back and forth with his two guys. “With those two, it’s amazing to me, and one of the things, you get a little bit emotional as a quarterback coach now when you walk in there those two guys are such great
friends,” Koenning said.”I mean they are competing against each other. They get mad at each other, ‘what the heck are you doing man?’ I’m going yeah, good, good! So I don’t have to get mad. That’s a neat feeling because they’re holding up the bar really, really high.” Prescott has not seen a resentful Russell. He has seen a starting quarterback reach out and try to help him. The two quarterbacks are competing, but it’s a friendly competition. “We don’t think about the playing time,” Prescott said. “I said something
the other day about being the backup quarterback. (Tyler) said ‘you’re not the backup quarterback. You’re the other quarterback.’ We’re brothers and it goes beyond the field, so when we get on the field, we are going to push each other to be great. If he messes up, I’m going to let him know and vice versa. It’s just about pushing each other and getting better. “He’s meant a lot. From the film room, he’s taught me a lot. He goes out there and he pushes me on the field. He’s just like a big brother on the field and off the field.”
Prescott had offseason surgery on one of his toes and was in a boot with limited physical activity during spring practices. He hasn’t seen much action since last December, but he is ready to go for this season. “I’m ready,” Prescott said. “I’m about 100 percent ready to go. There’s just doing a good job of limiting some things I can do. It’s really just getting out there, getting everything back, getting comfortable, getting my feet back under me and enjoying being out there with my teammates.”
Prescott’s arm has always been the question, but he proved last year he can handle it. With his arm developing and the fact he can be mobile, his role may increase this season. “The arm is there,” Koenning said. “I think mechanically, and he knows this, (it’s about) clearing his hips and doing some things, staying on balance and feel more comfortable with it, because he’s thrown some really good footballs, if you look back at the LSU game and some of the things like that, he really has.”
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COMICS
Horoscope
by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You might want to give in to a whim after an important conversation about living well. You are responsible and accept more than your fair share of responsibilities. Some lightness could help you enjoy your life more and improve the quality of your work. Listen to your inner voice more often to prevent negativity. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Give yourself the opportunity to confirm an insight before you act on it. Communication easily could go on overload. Listen to news and be aware of the possibilities opening up before you. If you look carefully, you will see an unusual path. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be receptive and not the initiator. You often are the force in communicating; being the receptor is different, especially if you have to integrate everything you hear. You like to spin information and get feedback. This situation is different. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Pace yourself. You have a lot of ground to cover. You have the energy and the wherewithal to do just that. Others remain responsible and give you plenty of feedback. Try not to be defiant with a boss or older relative or friend. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A brainstorming session could straighten out a misunderstanding and bring strong results. You might see where the problem developed. Recognize that your past choices might have been off for someone else. Regroup and walk in another person’s shoes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Consider a home office or increasing the time that you spend there. You can develop a high level of efficiency if you are able to concentrate and eliminate distraction. You could find home a better place to work from. Communication flourishes, providing a lot to think about. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You are more in contact with others than you have been in a while. How you view a situation could change once you open up a discussion. What you believed to be a given just might not be. Your sense of accomplishment emerges once you bridge a gap.
on This Day...
August 15, 1973
BULLDOGS ALL PRIMMED TO OPEN FALL DRILLS
Mississippi State, under new coach Bob Tyler, the school’s 28th head coach, opens two-a-day practice drills Tuesday morning in preparation for the Bulldog’s 11-game 1973 schedule. Approximately 135 players, both varsity and freshmen, are due to check in at McArthur Athletic Dormitory Sunday afternoon in time for the evening meal. Physicals are on tap for Monday morning, with the Bulldogs dressing out in game gear for Picture Day activities at Scott Field at 1:30 Monday afternoon. Tyler’s young Bulldog edition, which includes just 12 seniors on the roster, will work twice daily until the start of school classes, Aug. 29. Morning workouts are slated at 9:30 a.m. with afternoon drills at 5 o’clock. Practice gets underway Tuesday morning, with the squad set to work in shorts for the first three days. The first workout in full pads will take place Friday, Aug. 24. “We are real anxious for the boys to report,” Tyler said. “We have indications a lot of young men have been working hard to prepare themselves.” Tyler, elevated to the head coaching berth at the end of the past season, added. “We are looking forward to sitting down with the boys and determining out goals.” A total of 25 lettermen return from last year’s squad, which had a 4-7 record. There are 14 offensive lettermen back and 10 of the defensive unit, along with punter Mike Patrick. A total of 21 lettermen were lost from the ‘72 team. The Bulldogs open the ‘73 season at home against Northeast Louisiana, Sept. 1, then play Vanderbilt at School Field, Sept. 22 in the SEC inaugural before consecutive Jackson games with Florida and Kentucky, both games under the lights of Memorial Stadium. First out-of-state action is the Florida State game in Tallahassee, Oct. 13 followed by Louisville, Oct. 20. Southern Mississippi is the Oct. 27 Homecoming opponent at Scott Field, followed by Alabama in Jackson.
THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER.
Rules:
suDoku
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Be aware of your financial bearings. Honestly decide what might be extravagant and what is possible. Reflect on your choices and directions. Find an expert or two, and be open to his or her feedback, even if you do not like it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You might be tripped up by a situation that you choose to look at wearing your rosecolored shades. You will gain insight if you are willing to be more realistic and listen to others’ feedback. You cannot change someone, but you can change your response to him or her, allowing the other person to see an issue. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Use the moment to reflect and gain more information. You might be involved with some research, while some of you will be gaining their information from their skills of observation. Asking the right question also is helpful. Trust your judgments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) A meeting could be exciting, as you hear the most unanticipated news. Yes, you do have reason for celebration, but you also must look in another direction, integrating this news into your life. The change could be dramatic. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You might not be as sure of yourself as you would like to be. In fact, you often might be confused. A boss or superior could be making you more uncomfortable in a discussion without intending to. The issue is
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 8 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
BeeTle Bailey
popeye
BlonDie
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
CRYPTOQUIP
Dennis The Menace
hagar The horriBle
Barney google & snuffy sMiTh
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Volunteer opportunities
volunteers to help build the MSU Maroon Edition Habitat House every Friday and Saturday from 8 Volunteers are needed to help with Noxubee a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact Meggan Franks at 662-325Refuge maintenance, including dressing the ref- 2150 or volunteer@saffairs.msstate.edu. uge, litter pickup, cleaning RV pads, and some canoe weekends. Interested volunteers may contact volunteer coordinator at boys Steve Reagan at steve_reagan@fws.gov. and girls club noxubee refuge maintenance Concession stand at Starkville high school football games The Boys and Girls Club needs volunteer coordinators to assist with recruitment and retention of volunteers. This is a perfect volunteer position for a retiree! Interested volunteers may contact Chassel Jenkins at (662) 615-9980 or chasselj. bgcgt@gmail.com.
STOCKS
From page 5
fell short of analysts' estimates. Macy's blamed shoppers' reluctance to spend for a slip in sales. Nordstrom, a rival to Macy's, fell 64 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $59.54. The company reports its second-quarter earnings on Thursday. Sears fell 44 cents, or 1 percent, to $41.73. There were some bright spots for investors. Apple rose above $500 for the first time since January, climbing as high as $504 during the day, before closing up $8.93, or 1.8 percent, $498.50. The company's stock jumped 4.75 percent Tuesday after activist investor Carl Icahn said he thinks Apple should be doing more to revive its stock price. Icahn also said he had a large, but unspecified stake, in the company. The stock market is adjusting to the prospect of higher interest rates as the Federal Reserve contemplates easing back on its stimulus. The central bank is buying $85 billion of bonds a month to keep long-term interest rates low and encourage borrowing and has said it may cut those purchases if it feels the economy is strong enough. Higher interest rates would increase borrowing costs throughout the economy. In government bond trading Wednesday, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.71 percent from 2.72 percent Tuesday. The yield has risen sharply since May 3, when it hit its low for the year of 1.63 percent, as investors anticipate that the Fed will step back from its bond purchases. Big dividend payers like utilities and phone companies have been slumping since May as Treasury yields have risen. The higher bond
The Starkville High School Booster Club needs volunteers to help man the concession stands at Starkville High School’s home football games during the 2013 fall football season (603 Yellow Jacket Drive; Starkville, MS). Volunteers can asbackroom processor at palmer sist parents of football players in staffing the conhome thrift store cession stand from 6:30 - 9:30 P.M. on the following dates: Aug. 30; Sept. 13; Oct. 4; Oct. 18; and Nov. 8. To volunteer, contact Hugh Griffith Palmer Home Thrift Store needs volunteers to serve in the Backroom Processor position at 662.323.3393 or hughgriffith2@gmail.com. to sort through donations, seperating salable MSU maroon edition habitat house merchandise from nonsalable merchandise. Contact Kizzy Outlaw at (662) 323-2800 to Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity needs volunteer!
yields have diminished the appeal of rich-dividend stocks as a source of income. Home builders have also been falling because government bond yields are used to set mortgage rates. If mortgage rates increase sharply, it could cool demand for homes and squelch a recovery in the housing market. PulteGroup dropped for a seventh day out of the past eight, declining 26 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $15.11. Lennar dropped 50 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $31.66. Investors may also be turning their attention to European stocks at the expense of U.S. markets. Data showing that the economies of the countries that use the euro were out of recession gave a jolt to European stocks Wednesday. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics office, said the eurozone grew 0.3 percent in the April-to-June period, its first growth since late 2011. "There are now clear signs that Europe is turning," said Jurrien Timmer, a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments. The "U.S. could underperform Europe here, or may trade sideways while Europe advances." While the S&P 500 has advanced 18.2 percent this year, Europe's biggest stock indexes have gained less. Germany's benchmark DAX index has climbed 11 percent, France's CAC40 has gained 13 percent, and Italy's FTSE MIB has risen 7.3 percent. In commodities trading, the price of oil edged up 2 cents to $106.85 a barrel. Gold rose $12.90, or 1 percent, to $1,333.40 an ounce. The dollar rose a fraction against the euro and dropped against the Japanese yen.
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