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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Volume No. 109, Issue No. 251
Project Cumulus tops supes agenda
By ALEX HOLLOWAY firstname.lastname@example.org The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will consider a tax exemption request at its regular meeting 9 a.m. Monday in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. The board will hear a request from Joey Deason, Oktibbeha County Representative in the Golden Triangle Link, to allow the Cumulus Project 10 years of property tax exemption. Deason said the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an identical request at its Tuesday meeting. âItâs no different than the resolution from this past Tuesday,â he said. âThis is
a project thatâs identified as Project Cumulus. Itâs a data-processing information center that will be located in the Thad Cochran Research Park. Itâs a $20 million dollar investment.â
Deason said the request for tax exemption was to encourage the company to locate in Oktibbeha County. He said jobs for the project itself would be relatively small, with only five committed so far, though he said there could be more. He said with the new jobs paying $50,000$60,000, between $250,000 and $325,000 in new revenue would be pumped into the economy with the project. âWhat also needs to be taken note of is that weâll have
well over 100 construction jobs for the next 12-15 months pumping money into the economy as well,â Deason said. âThis is anticipated to be phase 1. Depending on how successful phase 1 is, there could be a phase 2 and phase 3.â County Administrator Don Posey and Board President and District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer both said it wasnât uncommon for new companies coming to an area to ask for the 10-year exemption.
Deason said he was looking forward to requesting approval from the supervisors. âObviously, the city has already done so, and Iâm looking forward to meeting with the county on Monday,â he said. âThis is going to be a huge step for our community, in terms of where weâve been in the past and weâre weâre going.â Trainer said the board would also open bids for road
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Local six-year-old L e t f o o t b a ll r i n g walking for cause
By MARY GARRISON For Starkville Daily News Six-year-old Allie Forresterâs day doesnât begin like that of most children her age. It starts with needles, sugar checks and insulin pumps. In January, Allie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, though her family knew something was wrong long before. The typically bubbly student at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville began complaining of headaches and severe leg pain, prompting a visit to the doctor in August 2012. âShe was always talking about her legs hurting and stinging real bad,â said Faye Peeples, a West Point resident and Allieâs grandmother. âShe got to where she couldnât even walk across the yard without crying. We knew something was wrong.â However, a series of tests yielded nothing, and soon after, Allieâs symptoms began to worsen. The leg pain and headaches continued, in addition to weight loss and excessive, persistent hunger and thirst. By the time Jan. 2 rolled around, Allieâs parents Chris and Jennifer Forrester were beyond typical concern. Acting on a hunch, the Forresters checked their daughterâs blood sugar levels using a test kit Chrisâ mother had left
Mississippi State football fans broke out their cowbells Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium to ring in the first home game of the 2013 season. MSU drubbed Alcorn State in the contest, 51-7. (Photo courtesy of Lee Adams)
at their home in Starkville during a previous visit. Allieâs blood glucose levels had reached a staggering 400 milligrams per deciliter, more than four times the normal range of 70-100 milligrams per deciliter. âWe took her to the emergency room in Columbus, and they sent her over to her pediatrician, Dr. (Jacob) Ski(wski),â Jennifer said. âHe put her straight in the hospital.â Allie remained in the hospital for seven days, until her glucose levels were regulated. However, while those levels had come to a point to no longer present a danger, her life â and the lives of her family members â would never be the same. Maintaining a insulin regimen that first included four to five injections per day prior to Allie having received an insulin pump, doctorâs visits and a strict diet, the change was somewhat overwhelming. âShe didnât understand at first,â Peeples said. âShe asked the doctor, âWhen am I not going to have diabetes anymore?â She thought once she got out of the hospital it was over.â On any given day now, Allieâs routine begins at 2 a.m., when Jennifer said she or Chris must check Allieâs blood sugar, to make certain glucose
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Starkville native learning the ropes in film, TV
By MORGAN UPTON email@example.com While Matthew Daniel grew up in Starkville, you would find him playing sports, not in a theater. That all changed when his brother, Anthony, challenged him to give the theater program at Starkville High School a chance. It turned out to be a life-changing challenge. After graduating from Starkville High, Matthew spent a year at the University of Southern Mississippi studying performing arts. From there, he moved to New York. After a year there, he now finds himself living in Los Angeles and working for the television show âNCIS:LA.â While Matthew loved New York, the theater-heavy town was not what he ultimately wanted to be a part of. He knew he wanted to be involved with the film world, but finding his place in Los Angeles wasnât easy. After moving to the city, he first worked in retail while trying to find his chance. âIâve always been a film fanatic and I couldnât put my thumb on what I wanted to do,â Matthew said. âFinally, it all kind of happened in this last year. I had to quit what I was doing and take a leap and go for it.â He landed solidly from his leap. He began working for the daytime talk show, âThe Talk,â then moved to âNCIS:LAâ when a former coworker from âThe Talkâ asked him to join the television drama. âThe old saying that this industry is all about who you know, not what you know, is true,â Matthew said. âI got my first taste of that.â Matthewâs job for âNCIS:LAâ isnât all glitz and glamor. He said there are two worlds for television, working on set and working in the office. He works in the office, doing everything from answering phones to taking new scripts to cast members. âItâs definitely the bottom rung of the ladder,â he said. âItâs just about where anybody
Caitlin Williams and Ari Frankel film a video for the Indiegogo campaign for the film âCharlie and Hope.â Williams and Frankel are the main actors in a short film being produced See FILM | Page A-8 by Starkville native, Matthew Daniel. (Submitted photo)
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u Appreciation Day â Sand Creek Chapel MB Church Usher Ministry will have its annual Appreciation Day at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher Mayes will deliver the message. The public is invited to come and share in this appreciation. A dinner will be served following the service. For more information contact Marilyn Trainer at 662-323-8366. u Homecoming â Self Creek Baptist Church in Maben will hold a Homecoming celebration beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Allen Simpson. Bring a covered dish and join us for lunch and afternoon singing. u Usher Day â Sand Creek Chapel MB Church will have its annual Usher Day program at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher A. Mayes will deliver the message. The public is invited to attend. A fellowship dinner will be served after service. For more info contact Marilyn Trainer at 662-323-8366. Usher are asked to come dressed in uniforms u Pastor Anniversaryâ Mt. Pleasant #1 M.B. Church will celebrate the third year anniversary of Pastor Willie V. Daniels and Lady Aretina Daniels beginning at 11 a.m. The guest speakerÂ for the morning worship is minister Michael Mosley. At 3 p.m. Pastor Burke Thompson will speak. For more information please contact Katherine Eichelberger, 662-361-0003. u Choir Anniversaryâ Truevine Junior Choir will celebrate its 26th year choir anniversary at 2 p.m. Reverend Joseph Long is pastor. u Womenâs Day â The Griffin United Methodist women will host their annual Womenâs Day program at 2 p.m. One of Griffinâs very own, Mrs. Kathi Wilson, a longtime educator and certified lay servant will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend. u 131st Church Anniversary â The Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church in Woodland will hold its 131st church anniversary at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Gerald Valliant of Kyles Chapel M.B. Church in Vardaman. Contact Brenda Hamilton at 662-456-4311 for more information. u Men of Character â New Zion United Methodist Men will hold its annual Men of Character program
The author will talk about his latest book, Last Chance, Texaco, and other recent ventures. Everyone is invited to hear this graduate of Starkville High School. Light refreshments will be served. u American Association of University Women â The Starkville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for a salad supper at 6:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. HelenSue Parrish will give an account of the recent national convention held in New Orleans.Â Anyone with an associate degree or higher is encouraged to attend.Â Please call Parrish at 3241683 for further information.
u Kol Nidre â Congregation Bânai Israel will hold Kol Nidre at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13. The address is 717
2nd Ave. N Columbus.
Consella âHampâ Hampton, EMT at OCH Regional Medical Center shows a group of Starkville Academy kindergartners the ambulance on their field trip to OCH. The kindergartners along with their teachers and chaperones learned about hand washing and the importance of hygiene, viewed the nursery and learned about the jobs of doctors and nurses during their trip to OCH. (Submitted photo)
Starkville. u Book Sale â Because of Labor Day, the Friends of the Starkville Public Library is moving its monthly book sale from 12-6 p.m. Along with many hardback and paperback selections, there are lots of teaching materials for sale. Revenue from the sale of books is used to support library projects. u OCSD Meeting â The Oktibbeha County School District will hold its regular meeting at noon in the Central Office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Teen Leadership Course â Ladies By Design will host a 12-week course on teen leadership from 5-8 p.m. from Sept. 9-Nov. 25. The course location is TBD. Monday The mission of the leadership course is to develop the u Alpha Kappa Delta leadership skills of young â $5 Alpha Kappa Delta women ages 13-19 through Jewelry/Accessory sale is personal, social, spiritual and back! Â It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.9 and professional development. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 Tuesday in the Dawg House on the
at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev.Dr Lanzy Carpenter and First Baptist Longview âTheViewâ Church Family. New Zion is ocated at 2169 South Montgomery St. Pastor Tyrone M. Stallings Sr. invites the public. u Womenâs Day â Members of the Blackjack Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Womenâs Day service at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be minister Tammie Tubbs of Tupelo. The public is invited to attend. Pastor is Rev. Robert T. Bravson. For more info call 323-7530. u Revival Services â Meadowview Baptist Church Fall Revival Services will be Sept. 8-11. Services are Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Revival pastor will be James Lewis and worship leader will be Seth Kirkland. Everyone invited! u American Legion â The American Legion Post #240 next will hold itâs monthly meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post #240 Building at 3328 Pat Station Road. Commander asks all the members and prospects of becoming members of Post #240 to be there; for more information, please contact Walter Zuber at 662-4185614 or Curtis Snell at 662648-0244
lower level of the Union at MSU. Contact Ethan Stokes 256-349-8688 for more information. u Rotary Club Starkville Rotary Club â President Brent Fountain will report on Rotaryâs worldwide service programs and share his experiences from the 2013 Rotary International Convention that was held in Lisbon, Portugal in June. Rotary meets each Monday at noon at the Starkville Country Club. u Oktibbeha County School District â The OCSD will hold its regular meeting at noon in the central office, 106 West Main Street,
u Kiwanis â Kiwanis will meet at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn. Brother Rogers, from the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership will present a program about changing Starkvilleâs form of government. Visitors & prospective members are always welcome. u National Day of Service â Volunteer at local fire stations and firing range to âserve those who serve usâ from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to serve our local first responders of Oktibbeha County, MS in honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. To volunteer, contact Jamey Bachman at Jamey@volunteerstarkville. org or 662.268.2865. u Diabetes Support Group â Come learn the benefits of reducing sodium in your diet and to reduce sodium without losing taste and flavor at 5:30 pm. in the Educational Facility of OCH Regional Medical Center. u American Legion â American Legion Post #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building on Old West Point Road. All American Legion membersÂ and prospective American Legion members are urged to attend. Any questions, call Wayne Hemphill at 323-1693 or John Lee at 323-2539. u Civil War Roundtable â The Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table meets at 7 p.m. with social time at 6:30 p.m., in the Conference Room, Triangle Golden Planning and Development Building, 106 Miley Road, Starkville. Park and enter at the rear of the building.
Speaker Duffy Neubauer will discuss âThe Role of the Bugler.â Anyone interested in Civil War history is welcome.
u Story Time with Local Heroes â Join us at the Starkville Public Library for Remembering 9/11âŚStory Time with Local Heroes from 3:30â5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Local first responders will be talking about what they do each day at work and will read a book to children! Children will be able to participate in our 9/11 Postcard Coloring Service Project. Contact Jamey Bachman at 662.268.2865 or Jamey@volunteerstarkville. org for more information. u 9/11 Ceremony, Awareness Fair â Join Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center for our annual 9/11 Ceremony and Awareness Fair in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fire Station One at 101 East Lampkin Street. Kids can enjoy exploring a fire truck, police car and ambulance on display as well as other kid-friendly activity tables including face painting and coloring. Others can visit the âI WILLâ Tribute Booth, write thank you notes to local heroes and veterans, and much more!
u Yâom Kippur â Congregation Bânai Israel will hold Yâom Kippur services beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14. There will be an afternoon service at 3 p.m., a memorial at 5:30 p.m. and a concluding service at 6:30 p.m. The address is 717 2nd Ave. N Columbus. u Class of â74 Cookout â Starkville High Class of â74 will have a meeting and cookout at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at Westside Park. For more information contact Tommie Sherman at 662-323-4832 or Jackie Skiuner at 662-2511975.
u F.R.A.N.âs Day â Members of First Church of Christ (Holiness), USA invite all to F.R.A.N.âs Day beginning with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Rev. Ross Crawford of Griffen United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be served after services. Pastor, Elder Jessie Johnson, Jr., encourages all to join. u Pastor Anniversary â The Piney Grove M.B. Church in Columbus will have its 15th anniversary Â for Pastor Michael and Lady Koretta ReedÂ at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15.Â The guest speaker will be Dr. James A Boyd, pastor of Zion Gate M.B. Church. The public is invited. u Prince Hall Day â Rising Star Lodge #31 will celebrate its annual Prince Hall Day program at 3 p.m. on Sept 15 at Sand Creek Chapel M.B. Church at 3818 Rockhill Rd. Rev. Shalamark Simpson, pastor of First Thursday Baptist Church of Cedar Bluff and a member of Rising Star u Books and Authors â Lodge #31 will speak. The The new season of Books and theme is âBrothers Dwelling Authors will begin at noon in Unityâ from Psalms 133. with Mississippi author, Joe Lee, at the Starkville Library. See TOWN | Page A-3
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MSUâs Men of Color Summit focuses on success, education
For Starkville Daily News Prominent AfricanAmerican leaders revealed their secrets of success â how to overcome barriers and achieve at the highest levels â at Mississippi State Universityâs 2013 Men of Color Summit. âFinding Success: Breaking the Code for Achievement in Academia and Beyondâ featured approximately 100 attendees, mostly AfricanAmerican males. They listened to keynote speakers and panel presentations and engaged in Q-and-A forums and breakout sessions over two days of conference activities, Sept. 5-6. Altogether, keynote addresses and activities showcased more than 25 leaders. MSU officials speaking included President Mark E. Keenum, Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert and head basketball coach Rick Ray. Among the nationally recognized leaders presenting were motivational speaker and author Calvin Mackie, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers Carl Mack, and DuPont North America Commercialization Manager Loston Rowe. Though the speakers had vastly different expertise and experiences, they highlighted the same concept again and again -- always continue to learn. Keenum emphasized how MSUâs administration, faculty and staff is invested in the academic success of all the universityâs students,
âIâm smiling because Iâm excited about the Bulldogs.â
MSU among top cyber educators
For Starkville Daily News Mississippi State is among the nationâs elite institutions that are preparing students for highly technical cyber security jobs, and the university has a new designation from the National Security Agency that will expand these opportunities. On Wednesday, the NSA announced that MSU is one of four new schools selected for its National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program, which was âdesigned to cultivate more U.S. cyber professionals in an ever-changing global environment,â according to the agency. Steven LaFountain, an NSA technical leader, said legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity are a required and critical part of the effort. âIn the application process and in all of its work with selected schools, NSA emphasizes the importance of integrity and compliance,â he stated in a release. âCyber skills are increasingly important in national defense, but itâs even more important to operate as responsible citizens in the use of such skills.â The certification comes after a rigorous, two-year application process by faculty in the departments of computer science and engineering and electrical and computer engineering. David A. Dampier, a professor of computer science and engineering at the land-grant institution, led the effort. âMSU is among a relatively elite group of schools helping the nation meet its need for highly-skilled cyber warriors,â he said. The Air Force Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University and Auburn University join MSU as CAECyber Operations designees for the 2013-14 academic year, the NSA said. Designations are for five years, and schools across the country can compete to join each year. Of note, Mississippi State also holds national CAE designations in information assurance education and in information assurance research. Mississippi State is the only institution of higher education in the state to attain the three designations. As a CAE for cyber operations, the university may now issue certificates to graduates in the computer science masterâs degree program who have completed the necessary cyber operations courses, Dampier explained. âThis certification further enables us to teach skills that are used by federal agencies engaged in cyber war -- giving Mississippi State students an added edge when competing for these jobs,â he said. According to Dampier, students who include the cyber ops option in their coursework will be exposed to a diverse range of cyber security skills and in-depth study. âKey skills will be the ability to conduct penetration tests of computer networks, as well as reverse engineering software, including viruses, Trojan horses and other forms of malware,â he said. âThese skills are in demand by government agencies, as well as private contractors working on computer securityrelated projects,â he added. In addition to Dampier, the MSU team which worked to attain the designation were, from computer science and engineering, Cindy Bethel, Wesley McGrew, Mahalingam Ramkumar, Ed Swan and Byron Williams; and from electrical and computer engineering, Sherif Abdelwahed, Pan Li, Tommy Morris and Robert Reese. The universityâs cyber security capabilities include three dedicated research centers: the Center for Computer Security Research, the National Forensics Training Center and the Critical Infrastructure Protection Center. Additionally, MSUâs cyber security capacity is enhanced by many faculty holding U.S. government security clearances ranging from secret to top secret. Many students in the program also maintain active clearances. Since 2001, MSU has been funded by both the National Science Foundation and the NSA to produce security engineers for government service under Cyber Corps scholarship programs, and has produced more than 100 students that are destined for government service. Mississippi State is online at www.msstate.edu.
The 2013 Men of Color Summit at Mississippi State University featured numerous AfricanAmerican leaders sharing their secrets of success. Keynote speakers included author and entrepreneur Calvin Mackie, left, and Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers Carl Mack. (Photo courtesy of MSU University Relations) particularly men of color, in the key to success, both that taught him change and part because their percentage professionally and financially, transition are necessary to of college enrollment and but sacrifices will be necessary. success. âGreatness is when you completion is among the âItâs a process to getting lowest in the nation. where you want to be to be do something not easy, but it âLife is tough, and youâve successful, and youâll have to benefits someone other than got to be tough to hang with make the sacrifice it takes to get yourself,â he said. âEducation it,â Keenum said. âYouâre there, to get that education, to is the cultural expression of a black man.â our future leaders who will make that money,â he said. Gilbert emphasized that step forward to find solutions Personal responsibility for to problems. Your ability learning, living and leading is the annual summit focuses for success depends on how necessary to success, Mackie on excellence in innovation and access to opportunity, much you value yourself and told the audience. how much you value your âOur first responsibility especially for men of color. âStudent success is a education.â is to save ourselves,â he said. Likewise, Rowe âAmerica is not about giving national issue,â he said. emphasized that academic you something; itâs about âWeâre here today to ask the and professional success stem taking what America has questions and offer solutions from willingness to learn and to offer. We need you all to -- weâre here to improve the associating with the right finish what you start -- your success of men of color here at people. education. Finish it to the Mississippi State.â Highlights of summit âItâs both what you know end.â and who you know,â he said. Mack talked about the proceedings are available on Ray said education is changing points in his life Twitter at @diversity_msu.
OCH Regional Medical Center hosts diabetic support group
For Starkville Daily News According to OCH Clinical Nutrition Manager and Diabetes Self-Management Training Program Coordinator Nicky Yeatman, RD, CDE, Mississippi consistently ranks among the top two states in the nation in diabetes prevalence and currently ranks number one. Â For this reason, OCH Regional Medical Center staff members invite everyone to join them at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the OCH Educational Facility for the Diabetes Support Group meeting as Yeatman provides helpful tips on how to reduce sodium intake. According to the American Diabetic Association, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of sodium each day, which greatly increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, both common complications of diabetes. It is proven that decreasing the amount of sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure and this, in turn, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. An estimated 75 people of the sodium Americans consume comes from processed or packaged foods. At this meeting, Yeatman will discuss tips on which foods are best to eat and will talk
about ways to flavor your food without the use of salt. Â Â Â Â The latest studies by the Mississippi Department of Health have shown that diabetes affects over 12 percent of the adult population and contributed to 926 deaths in 2010. Complications with type 2 diabetes not only involve oral health problems, but also can include lower extremity amputations, end stage renal disease, blindness, loss of protective sensation and heart disease. Â This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Nicky Yeatman (662) 615-2668.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Kicking the can down the deteriorating road
When special interest groups are struggling to avoid a tax hike, one of the tried and true methods is to call for a study that will buy time and essentially kick the issue down the road. Business groups calling for an efficiency study of the Mississippi Department of Transportation prior to facing up to the undeniable reality that Mississippi doesnât have a credible funding source to repair the stateâs existing roads and bridges â which are deteriorating significantly â are in essence kicking a difficult discussion of restructuring the stateâs road and bridge finance system down a decaying road and off a substandard bridge. What is most interesting in the debate over finding a new and better way to pay for road and bridge repair and construction in Mississippi is the fact that you have a staunch white Republican in Central District Transportation in a row. Again, Hall Commissioner Dick Hall pointed out that the singing from the very stateâs anemic gas tax was same political hymnal as outdated and had to be a liberal black Democrat updated. Hall worked in Senate Transportation hard during the 2013 Committee Chairman Mississippi legislative Willie Simmons, session to advance two D-Cleveland. bills that would have Sid Salter Simmons has created new revenue proposed a $700 for the construction Syndicated million tax package and and maintenance of Columnist challenged members of Mississippiâs roads a study committee examining road and highways until they died in needs to offer their own alternative committee. revenue and spending plans. MDOT In round numbers, Hall said told officials, most vocally Hall, say the fairgoers Mississippi has about 4,700 state needs hundreds of millions of miles of highways in dire need of dollars a year to repair existing roads repair at an estimated current cost of and bridges and construct new ones. $960 million. Hall stood last month under the Yet one of the biggest public Founderâs Square Pavilion at the policy and economic misconceptions Neshoba County Fair repeating in Mississippi is the notion that as his call for an increase in the stateâs gas prices have risen, state gas tax gasoline tax for the second year revenues have risen with them. Thatâs just not the case. Mississippiâs 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax (CPG) is a flat tax. When we paid $1 a gallon for gas, the tax was 18.4 CPG. When we pay $3.75 per gallon at the pump, the state tax is still 18.4 CPG. The only way the state takes in more revenue in gas taxes is for the volume of gas consumed to increase. The stateâs 18.4 CPG gas tax was last raised in 1987. According to a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Mississippiâs flat gas tax isnât keeping pace with the inflation of rising highway construction and maintenance costs and with the modern fuel economy improvements in todayâs vehicles. Notice that Hall, the Republican, identified a higher level of revenue need than did Simmons, the Democrat. So the Mississippi State Senate task force examining the state transportation needs in preparation for a 2014 report will be hard pressed
to blame calls for a tax hike for road and bridge finance a partisan issue. The fact is that many of the groups calling for stalling tactics on a serious discussion of higher gas taxes represent industries that are most responsible for road and bridge deterioration. And MDOT, after several years of running roughshod over legislators, is now seeing some political chickens come home to roost in terms of renewed oversight. The special interest groups are smart enough to recognize that. But the notion that the state needs more study of our outdated flat gas tax or of the massive need for road and bridge repair and construction statewide ignores what a 100-mile drive in any direction will readily demonstrate.
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Job trends show tough times linger
Job trends indicate How can the more tough times ahead unemployment rate fall for Mississippi. with fewer people working? While the The unemployment unemployment rate for rate is the ratio of the Mississippi has been difference between the trending down, so has civilian labor force and overall employment. the number of individuals In July of 2012, the employed divided by the Bill Crawford civilian labor force. For Mississippi Department of Employment the unemployment rate Syndicated Security reported the to fall with fewer people Columnist unemployment rate was employed, the civilian 10.3 percent and the labor force number must number of people employed was decrease. 1,214,200. It did. In July 2013, the unemployment The civilian labor force in July 2013 rate was down to 8.6 percent but the totaled 1,308,300.Â A year earlier it number of Mississippians employed had totaled 1,354,200. That means the dropped to 1,196,000. civilian labor force contracted by 45,900 people from one year to the next. What happened to these people? According to the guidelines for calculating civilian labor force, these are people who had been in the labor force but dropped out. They quit looking for work. So far in 2013, Mississippiâs civilian labor force numbers for each month have been lower than the same month for 2012. In contrast to the above, the University Research Center is reporting âunprecedentedâ job growth in 2013. How can this be? The University report focuses on establishment-based employment at Mississippi businesses which does not include the self-employed, agricultural workers, and private household workers. Civilian labor force and total employment numbers include these workers (Mississippi has many of them) as well as Mississippi residents who work across state lines. While it is good that Mississippi businesses are hiring more, the yearover-year decline in total employment and the downward trend in the civilian labor force overshadow those gains. That same issue arises at the national level. While total employment has been growing, albeit slowly, the labor force participation rate has been trending down since 2008. The labor force participation rate is the civilian labor force divided by the population between the ages of 16 to 64. Historically, the rate has averaged between 67 and 68 percent. In August it reached its lowest
point since 1978 at 63.2 percent. Since the population factor has held steady, this decline in the labor force participation rate also shows many people dropping out of the civilian labor force and giving up looking for work. These people, in Mississippi and elsewhere, still must support themselves. Some can rely on savings or family members for a period of time, but many must go on government assistance to survive. Thatâs not good, for them or taxpayers. Job creation remains job one. Politically driven disruptions that undermine business confidence only hurt job creation. Â Crawford (email@example.com) is a syndicated columnist from Meridian.
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Interfaith service initiative to launch at Mississippi State
For Starkville Daily News Mississippi State Universityâs Interfaith Service Initiative represents an opportunity for people, whatever their faith, to collaboratively improve Oktibbeha County citizensâ disaster preparedness. The universityâs Interfaith Involvement Fair and Social will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday in the second-floor lobby of Colvard Student Union. Faith-based organizations, as well as campus groups, should visit http://tinyurl.com/kkq4nbw to reserve a free table. At 6 p.m., the Interfaith Dialogue will begin in the nearby Bill R. Foster Ballroom. Faculty members to lead the dialogue and breakout sessions include Albert Bisson, instructor of philosophy and religion; Jonathan Edelmann, assistant professor of philosophy and religion; Seth Oppenheimer, professor and director of mathematics and statistics; and Rani Sullivan, associate professor of aerospace engineering. MSU committed to the initiative during the 2013-14 academic year in response to President Barack Obamaâs Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, launched in 2011. The challenge calls on institutions of higher learning to join diverse campus groups with community organizations to work on a specific service project. Discussions at MSUâs Interfaith Dialogue will focus on how serving neighbors in need fosters a sense of community interconnectedness and interdependence, said Cade Smith, assistant dean of students. âUnderstanding how âserving a neighbor in needâ transcends faith traditions will help unite our community, build cohesiveness and civic capacity, and lead to actions that can improve the lives of our students and community members,â said Smith, also director of student leadership and community engagement at MSU. The dialogue will launch a series of coordinated drives to collect approximately 3,500 materials for 100 disasterpreparedness kits, he said. These campaigns will be held both on campus and in Oktibbeha County. Collection and assembly campaigns for the kits will be led by representatives of faithbased entities, faith-based student groups and university offices. âOur faith-based community then will aid in delivering the emergency preparedness kits to fixed- and low-income senior citizens living in Starkville,â Smith said. âThe entire endeavor fosters communication and collaboration across the faith communities. âHopefully, in the end, we will have improved both the interfaith understanding and the disaster preparedness of our diverse community,â he continued. In addition to the Campus-Community Emergency Response Team, other university sponsors of the Interfaith Service Initiative include MSUâs philosophy and religion department, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, Maroon Volunteer Center, and the offices of the Provost and Student Leadership and Community Engagement. The list of items for the emergency preparedness kits, as well as other information about the Interfaith Service Initiative at MSU, is available at http://mvc.msstate.edu/ interfaithchallenge.
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How to invest in your health care
By KEN SWEET AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) â You already can invest your retirement money and your kidâs college savings on Wall Street. Next on the list: your health care. A growing number of employees are required by companies to set up special savings accounts to cover part of their medical bills. Over time, they are also encouraged to invest a portion of it in stocks, bonds or a mutual fund, just like they do with a 401(k) or IRA. Americans now have $18 billion in Health Savings Accounts, a type of plan that allows them to save pre-tax dollars for future medical expenses, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a non-partisan group that studies worker benefits. Thatâs up more than 40 percent from a year ago. The amount of money in HSAs is expected to double by the end of 2015, according to consulting firm Devenir. âThey have nowhere to go but up,â says Paul Fronstin, a researcher at EBRI. An HSA is similar to the better-known Flexible Spending Account. Like in an FSA, an employee puts pre-tax dollars into a special account to use toward medical expenses not covered by insurance, from dental check-ups to prescription drug co-pays. But the similarities end there. Unlike an FSA, HSAs do not have a âuse it or lose itâ rule, so the money carries over year to year. A majority of companies who offer HSAs also contribute to the account, more than $1,000 a year for families, according to EBRI. HSAs are also portable. An employee can take their HSA to their next job or save the money for future use. The accounts can also provide significant tax advantages when used correctly. For workers, HSAs offer flexibility, although they are not appropriate for everyone. For employers the accounts can provide savings. The plans have been shown to slow the rise in health care costs, or even lower them. For Wall Street, HSAâs are another way to make money. Why? The savings in HSAs can be invested once they hit a certain threshold, typically $2,000. Nearly all HSA accounts are used in combination with a type of health insurance known as a high-deductible health plan, or HDHP. These plans are also sometimes known as a âConsumer Driven Health Plan.â As their name implies, HDHPs have high deductibles, often $1,200 or greater for a single person, or $2,400 for a family. HDHPs provide coverage for medical emergencies, leaving the day-to-day health care costs to the employee. HSAs can be used along with a HDHP to help offset those
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In this April 28, 2010 file photo, a free eye exam is performed on a patient at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic inside the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Americans now have $18 billion in Health Savings Accounts, a type of plan that allows them to save pre-tax dollars for future medical expenses, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a non-partisan group that studies worker benefits. Thatâs up more than 40 percent from a year ago. The amount of money in HSAs is expected to double by the end of 2015, according to consulting firm Devenir. (Photo by Damian Dovarganes, AP File) day-to-day costs. When used correctly, HSAs can also provide a triple tax advantage, something even a 401(k) or IRA cannot do. The money put into an HSA is not subject to federal income tax and if the money is invested, any growth is tax-free as well. Any money used toward eligible medical expenses can be tax-free too. If your employer hasnât offered an HDHP plan yet, itâs only a matter of time. By next year, 80 percent of all large employers will offer a HDHP, according to 2013 employer survey by Towers Watson. The vast majority of those HDHP plans will include an HSA, according to the survey. âCompanies are becoming more interested in offering medical benefits that put a lot of the ownership on the employee,â says Elizabeth Ryan, head of Wells Fargoâs Health Benefit Services. A 2011 study by the nonpartisan RAND Corporation showed that families who were enrolled in a these types of plans reduced their health care spending by 14 percent. However, families also spent less on preventative care. âThe whole idea of these account-based plans is that when people have skin in the game theyâll make super-wise decisions regarding their health care spending,â says Amelia Haviland, who co-authored the study and is an associate professor in statistics and health policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Banks have embraced HSAs, and banking industry experts say the plans could become a big business for Wall Street, just as 401(k)s did. Banks earn money just by opening the accounts for employees and charging fees on the debit cards tied to them. They also earn a fee, typically 1 percent, for managing the mutual funds where people invest HSA money. Of the $18 billion Americans have set aside in HSAs, $2.3 billion will be invested this year, according to Devenir. The amount invested five years ago was just a tenth of that, $200 million. Devenirâs President and Co-Founder Erik Remjeske estimates that HSAs have generated revenue of about $200 million for the industry in the past year, including all the fees from investing to administration. Wells Fargo has been offering HSAs since they were created 10 years ago as part of the 2003 Medicare overhaul. Wells Fargoâs Ryan says the bank handles more than $1 billion in assets in HSAs, spread across 400,000 accounts. While most of Wells business is handling HSAs for employers, there is a growing business of individuals opening the plans, Ryan says. âThey may have purchased insurance on their own, and they may already be banking with Wells Fargo, so itâs a natural progression because they have other financial products with us,â she says. Of the people who have an HSA, 56 percent are below the age of 45, according to a 2012 survey by JPMorgan Chase, which also offers HSA plans. Only two percent of JPMorganâs customers over 65 have an HSA. Their overall use remains small. Industry observers say HSAs have two large hurdles to overcome: Most people find HSA-HDHP plans confusing or believe the plans donât offer enough coverage, and HSAs can only be used with high-deductible health plans, restricting their use. If you get an HSA, it should not be used the same way as an FSA, experts say. FSAs are designed to be used up each year. While itâs OK to spend a part of your HSA, the long-term goal should be saving for future medical expenses. Experts warn that HSAs are not a good choice for individuals who are chronically ill because those people will burn through the money, eliminating a chance to invest it.
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Snapshots of bluesman leads to tug-of-war
JACK ELLIOTT JR. Associated Press JACKSON â Only two photographs of bluesman Robert Johnson â said to have sold his soul to the devil for his guitar talent â are known to exist. One, known as the âstudio portrait,â was made for Johnson by Hooks Brothers Studios in Memphis, Tenn. The other, referred to as âthe dime store portraitâ or âthe photo booth self-portrait,â was taken by Johnson himself. Johnsonâs heirs have been fighting over those photos â and his music â for nearly two decades. A Leflore County judge ruled in 2001 that when son Claud Johnson was declared the musicianâs sole heir, the royalties provided for the photos and some biographical material were to go to him. But plaintiffs argue there is a legal question about whether the photographs and writings of Robert Johnson were part of the estate at time of the singerâs death and therefore the property of Claud Johnson. They argue that a trial would determine whether the pictures were part of the estate. Robert Johnson died in Leflore County, Miss., on Aug. 16, 1938, without leaving a will. Disputed accounts of his death include that he was poisoned by a womanâs jealous husband or that he was stabbed. Johnson â legend says he sold his soul to the devil at a Delta crossroads, which inspired the 1986 movie âCrossroadsâ â recorded 29 songs before he died nearly penniless at age 27. But his music has stacked up royalties. In 2003, the Supreme Court sided with a Leflore County judge who ruled that Claud Johnson should receive royalties from his fatherâs photographs and music. The ruling voided a 1974 contract signed by other Johnson heirs giving them ownership of the material. In 2004, the Supreme Court reversed itself and ordered a trial in Leflore County on whether all of Robert Johnsonâs memorabilia was owned by Claud Johnson. At the center of the case are the two photographs. A Leflore County judge again ruled in 2012 that the photographs belong to Claud Johnson. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the familyâs case Sept. 23 in Jackson. Robert Johnson had two wives, Virginia Travis and Coletta Craft. Claud Johnson, the son of Virgie Jane Smith, was born out of wedlock in Lincoln County on Dec. 16, 1931. His birth certificate names R.L. Johnson as his father and lists his occupation as a laborer. At the time of the musicianâs death, Carrie Harris Thompson, Robert Johnsonâs half-sister, held herself out to be Johnsonâs sole living heir. Thompson took possession of Johnsonâs photographs. On Nov. 20, 1974, Thompson signed a contract with promoter Stephen C. LaVere to assign all her purported rights to copyrights of Johnsonâs work, photographs and any other material concerning Johnson that she might have. In return, LaVere was to pay Thompson 50 percent of all royalties he collected in his efforts to capitalize off Johnson. Annye C. Anderson and Robert M. Harris argued that they were entitled to the royalties as heirs to Thompson, who died in 1983. Anderson is Thompsonâs half-sister, but is not related to Robert Johnson. Harris is Thompsonâs grandson. Claud Johnson found out about his fatherâs estate in the early 1990s, after Thompsonâs death, and went to court. In 2000, Claud Johnson was declared the musicianâs sole heir. Anderson and Harris unsuccessfully challenged Claud Johnsonâs claim to be sole heir. After that, in 1989, Anderson and Harris sued LaVere, Delta Haze Corp. and Sony Music Entertainment, claiming they were willed Thompsonâs royalties when she died in 1983. Claud Johnson was not a party to the lawsuit.
In this Feb. 1, 2006 photo, Claud Johnson, seated, and poses with his son Michael Johnson, both of Crystal Springs, Miss., next to a poster of one of the rare photographs of his father, Robert Johnson, a blues pioneer. This photograph, a second photograph and Johnsonâs music are again subject of a legal battle over the ownership of the bluesmanâs memorabilia that is back before the Mississippi high court. (Photo by The Clarion-Ledger, Greg Jenson, AP) LaVere signed a deal with CBS Records to release a new Robert Johnson collection. CBS, later acquired by Sony, released a boxed set of Johnsonâs recordings. It sold more than a million copies and won a Grammy in 1990. Leflore County Circuit Ashley Hines ruled in 2001 that when Claud Johnson was declared the musicianâs sole heir, the royalties provided for in the 1974 contract were to go to him. The Supreme Court found in 2004 that the question of whether the photos were the personal property of Carrie Thompson was never litigated. It directed Hines to rule on the issue. Hines, without a trial, found in 2012 that there was no triable issue of fact on the merits of the plaintiffsâ arguments for royalties and breach of contract. âWithout the iconic photos of Robert Johnson, his mother, father and Carrie Thompson herself and his life story, Sony would not have issued and sold recordings of Robert Johnson, earning untold millions of dollars in the process,â attorneys for Anderson argue in briefs. Anderson argues that her half-sister as the only surviving family member was closer to Robert Johnson than anyone
else. Anderson argues LaVere offered false promises of riches for copies of the snapshots and without her knowledge offered the record company the photos and âher account of Johnsonâs childhood and life.â Sony counters that it had a valid agreement with LaVere and that the issue of ownership was settled when Claud Johnson was declared Robert Johnsonâs legal heir, not Thompson or Anderson. Attorneys for Sony said that after a decade of litigation, Anderson still has no evidence of any wrongdoing against has record company. The company said LaVere and his Delta Haze company were free to license the photographs to Sony and the parties could agree to whatever terms they wanted. âThe record before the court provides no evidence that Sony Music violated any of its duties of good faith and fair dealing toward Thompson and her heirs. Thompson entered into a contract with Sony Music and Sony Music complied with the terms of the CBS contract,â Sony attorneys said. âUnder the plain language of the CBS contract, Thompson agreed to CBS using the photographs, biographical materials and other artwork she furnished LaVere in respect to the album.â will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u Storytime â Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10:00 on Fridays.Â Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited! u BrainMinders Puppet Show â 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 showâs safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LLLONG89@ hotmail.com u Dulcimer and More Society â 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 Starkville meetings â Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlisterâs Deli (Coachâs 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.
La. parish opposed Miss. dam proposal
From Wire Reports COVINGTON, La. â A plan to dam the Pearl River in Jackson, to alleviate flooding and create a lake there has drawn opposition from the St. Tammany Parish government and environmental leaders, who fear the project would damage Louisiana wetlands and threaten marine life. The Times-Picayune reported the St. Tammany Parish Council on Thursday passed a resolution opposing the project and will seek a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers about the proposal. The resolution said the Rankin-Hinds Flood Control District and the Pearl River Vision Foundation are considering construction of a dam and creating a 1,500-acre lake on the Pearl River in Jackson. The reduced water flow could eliminate 1,500 acres of wetland and more than 1,500 acres of forest in Louisiana, adversely impact the swamp tour industry and possibly jeopardize three endangered species of wildlife. It would also affect the salinity levels in the Mississippi Sound and cause problems for the oyster populations in Louisiana and Mississippi, the resolution said. Andrew Whitehurst of the Gulf Restoration Network said the plan, which would control flooding but also create development opportunities along a lake, would dredge and widen the Pearl River in Jackson from its current width of 250 feet to 1,500 feet. The lake and a cross-channel weir, or low-head dam, would be near the Interstate 20 Pearl River Bridge, he said. The Gulf Restoration Network opposed any plan that would further fragment the Pearl River, Whitehurst said. Money has been allocated to the local levee board to conduct feasibility and environmental impact studies, but no funds have been set aside for the project itself. The Army Corps has the final say on the project, he said. The plan being discussed by the Mississippi flood district is similar to one proposed and rejected in 2008. Called the âTwo Lakes Plan,â it involved damming and dredging the Pearl River south of the Ross Barnett Reservoir to form 4,900 acres of artificial lakes and produce 90 miles of developable shoreline. However, on Aug. 29 the Rankin-Hines Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District met in Jackson to discuss reviving the project in a more modest form. A second scoping meeting had been scheduled for Sept. 19 in Picayune but was postponed after questions rose about the impact the project would have downriver, Whitehurst said.
the 3rd Annual Choral Colloquium at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 9 a.m. Sept. 16. It features conductors and composers Andrea Ramsey and Tom Shelton. Our Teacher Seminars will be led by Professor Emeritus and former Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana State University, and more. More details including registration will be posted soon. For more information call 662325-3490. u Gospel Singers 40th Anniversary â The Angetettes Gospel Singers of The Golden Triangle will be hosting their 40th anniversary at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Truevine M.B. Church on Artesia Road. Everyone is invited. For more information call 662272-5888.
From page A-2 u Choral Colloquium â Youâre invited to attend
u Starkville School District â 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 662615-0021. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes â Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes
Please see our website: http:// www.starkvillesamaritanclub. org/ u Worship services â 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 â 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 agencyâs 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 â A different speaker for Starkvilleâs 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the
Teen killed, 2 injured in north Miss. camper fire
From Wire Reports HOUSTON â One teenager died and two were injured early Saturday in a camper fire in Chickasaw County. Coroner Andy Harmon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit. ly/17gIDOO ) that a 16-year-old boy died. Those injured are 16 and 14. Harmon did not immediately release their names.
He says they were first taken to Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Miss., and then airlifted to a hospital in Jackson. Chickasaw County Fire Investigator James Myers says the cause of the fire in the Arbor Grove Community has not been determined. It happened about 4 a.m. Saturday. Myers says one of the boys got out and ran to a neighborâs house. This was the second fatal fire in Chickasaw County in a month.
Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes â 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 662-3204607. u Writing group â The Starkville Writerâs 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 662-3238152.
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Some corruption in BP settlement
By CHEVEL JOHNSON, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press NEW ORLEANS â An independent probe led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found evidence of a lawyersâ plot to âcorruptâ the BP settlement program but nothing that warranted shutting down payments to victims of the companyâs 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a report issued Friday. Freeh, who was appointed by a federal judge to investigate alleged misconduct by a staff attorney who worked on the settlement program, cleared court-appointed claims administrator Patrick Juneau of engaging in any âconflict of interest, or unethical or improper conduct.â But the former FBI director concluded that top members of Juneauâs staff engaged in conduct that was improper, unethical and possibly criminal. He recommended that his report be forwarded to the Justice Department. âThe nature and seriousness of this type conduct varied in degree but was pervasive and, at its extreme, may have constituted criminal conduct,â the report said. Juneau said Freehâs report validates his teamâs work, and he played down the alleged misconduct by two former members of his staff as an âisolated situation.â âWe will continue the job of processing claims,â he said in a statement. âWe welcome the recommendations from the Freeh report and we look forward to working with him to help improve all aspects of the claims process.â BP spokesman Geoff Morrell said the report âconfirms what BP has suspected for some time: there has been fraud and unethical conduct within the facility itself and among various claimants and their lawyers - and immediate steps need to be taken to prevent it in the future.â âThe evidence of conflicts of interest and misconduct assembled in Judge Freehâs report is shocking, but it simply underscores that neither BP nor the public has had any idea of whatâs really going on within the (settlement program),â Morrell said. âJudge Freehâs continued investigation is essential to assuring public confidence in the integrity of the claims process.â Two of the lead plaintiffsâ lawyers who brokered the settlement with BP last year said Freehâs report âconfirmed what we knew to be true all along: that Patrick Juneau has, for more than a year, led the Court-Supervised Settlement Program with integrity, transparency and objectivity.â âIt is a testament to Mr. Juneauâs running of the program that Judge Freehâs recommended that the Settlement Program continue paying claims unabated, with Juneau at the helm,â the attorneys, Stephen Herman and Jim Roy, said in a statement. While the report points to certain conduct within the program as problematic, Freeh said, âthis should not prevent the (settlement program) from fairly and efficiently processing and paying honest and legitimate claims in a timely manner.â It also found that two private attorneys â Glen Lerner and Jon Andry â used Lionel Sutton, a lawyer on Juneauâs staff, to expedite a claim by their firm for nearly $8 million. In return, Sutton received more than $40,000 in fees from payments on claims he had referred to their law firm before joining Juneauâs staff, the report says. Freeh recommended turning over his report to the Justice Department and the U.S. Attorneyâs Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana to determine whether Sutton, Lerner, Andry or Suttonâs wife Christine Reitano, who also worked as a lawyer on Juneauâs staff, violated any federal laws âregarding fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.â Freeh also recommended that the court consider disallowing the $7.9 million payment of The Andry Law Firm claim based on âlong-held principles of equity which prohibit a party before the court to benefit and enrich itself after having engaged in dishonest, unethical and improper conduct.â âIn this matter, the conduct of The Andry Law Firm is particularly egregious,â the report said. âIn effect, Mr. Jon Andryâs AndryLerner firm was making secret, improper payments to Mr. Sutton at the precise time Mr. Sutton was a senior CAO attorney, working in concert with Mr. Jon Andry to expedite payment of The Andry Law Firm claim.â Michael Walsh, an attorney for Lionel Sutton, said Freehâs allegations about his clientâs conduct possibly warranting a criminal probe are âabsolutely unfounded.â âThere was no criminal activity on Mr. Suttonâs part,â Walsh said. âIf Mr. Sutton had done anything criminally wrong, he would not have cooperated with Mr. Freeh.â James Cobb, a lawyer for Andry, said his client hasnât done anything wrong and doesnât deserve to be smeared by Freeh.
In this July 2, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Louis Freeh leaves Federal Court after meeting with U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier,who appointed Freeh to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BPâs multibillion-dollar settlement fund, in New Orleans. Freeh recommended Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, that the Justice Department investigate whether several lawyers plotted to corrupt the settlement program designed to compensate victims of BPâs 2010 Gulf oil spill. (Photo by Gerald Herbert, AP File) âIt appears to me that Mr. Freeh reached a conclusion first and then worked his way backwards, citing facts which are unsupported in the record,â Cobb said. Lawyers for Lerner and Reitano didnât immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Sutton resigned from his job at the settlement program in June. Reitano was fired later the same month. She has demanded to be reinstated, saying she didnât do anything wrong. BP had asked U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to suspend all settlement payments to businesses pending the outcome of Freehâs investigation, but the judge denied that request on two separate occasions.
Freehâs probe isnât over. His report said his work is âongoingâ and will result in recommendations for strengthening the settlement programâs operations and anti-fraud measures. In April 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded off the Louisiana coast, killing 11 workers and leading to millions of gallons of oil being spewed into the water. Marshes, fisheries and beaches from Louisiana to Florida were fouled by the oil before the well was sealed. BP set up a compensation fund for individuals and businesses hurt by the spill and committed $20 billion. Juneau took over the processing of claims after the settlement was reached last year.
Protesters in Biloxi say no U.S. war in Syria
From Wire Reports BILOXIâ People stood in the sand by beachside U.S. 90 in south Mississippi on Saturday to protest the possibility of U.S. military action in Syria. Most members of the stateâs congressional delegation have said theyâre undecided about how theyâll vote on President Barack Obamaâs request to authorize a military strike against Syria. Obama blames Syrian President Bashar Assad for an Aug. 21 chemical attack. The U.S., citing intelligence reports, says sarin gas was used and 1,429 people died, including 426 children. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which collects information from a network of anti-regime activists, says it has so far only been able to confirm 502 dead. Glen Sandberg of Gulfport, Miss., an 85-year-old retired medical physicist, was among the protesters holding signs Saturday near the Biloxi Lighthouse. He estimated 25 to 30 people participated in the anti-war rally. Sandberg said he worries military action in Syria could escalate into a nuclear war. âPerpetual war is just a dead end,â Sandberg said. âItâs putting the U.S. into an impossible situation, making everyone an enemy around the world.â The Biloxi event was among dozens of antiwar gatherings across the nation Saturday. Photos that protesters in Biloxi posted to Facebook show people in shorts and T-shirts, standing on the sandy roadside and holding signs with slogans such as âOur soldiers are not the world policeâ and âNo boots, no bombs, no war on Syria.â
Infant dies after being found in hot vehicle
From Wire Reports HATTIESBURG â The Forrest County sheriff is investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found in a hot vehicle. Coroner Butch Benedict tells the Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/17Zocsr ) that Cameron Shaw likely overheated in the vehicle parked at a home by U.S. Highway 49 near the Stone County and Forrest County line. Benedict says first responders couldnât find a pulse before taking the child to Stone County Hospital in Wiggins, where he died. Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee says the death was an accident, but investigators are trying to determine whether to bring charges against the mother. He says her account of what happened left lingering questions and authorities were waiting for results of a drug test. Investigators told The Associated Press that no charges had been filed by Saturday.
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levels have not decreased too much. âIf it drops too low, it can be just as deadly,â she said. The Forresters again check Allieâs blood glucose levels prior to breakfast, plug in carbohydrates and insulin through the pump. At lunch, the school nurse must check Allieâs levels again, and possibly throughout the day depending the need. The routine continues through the evening, where the family counts precise carbohydrates in each meal and Allie receives more blood checks and an insulin injection. Itâs a potentially demanding routine that sometimes takes its toll on a small child. âShe has her good days and her bad days,â Jennifer said. âSome days sheâll break down.â Overall, though, Allie has handled the change in lifestyle very well, Jennifer said. Sheâs even gained a great deal of independence. Jennifer said within two months of her diagnosis, Allie handled her own injections and insisted on
Allie Forrester, 6, and her family are set to participate in the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippiâs walk for diabetes next week in Gulfport. Forrester was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January. (Submitted photo)
checking her own sugar levels at home. And while the Forresters experienced their share of difficulty during the transitional period, Jennifer said they were fortunate in one thing: One week after Allieâs release from the hospital, they discovered the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and attended the annual conference. There, Jennifer said the family learned a great deal about what to expect in their day-to-day lives and how to navigate the field going forward. Most importantly, the foundation provided the opportunity for Allie to meet with other children dealing with the same ailment. âShe got to know a lot of kids that are just like her,â Jennifer said. âShe doesnât feel like sheâs alone. âŚ Every spring and fall they have a camp â Camp Kandu â for kids with diabetes. Weâre really looking forward to that.â The group has been a lifesaver for her family, and now Allie and her family have decided to do what they can to give something back. On Sept. 14, the Forresters â Allie, her parents and her
3-year-old brother Jacob â will participate in the 1-mile family fun run/walk at Mississippiâs Walk for Diabetes in Gulfport. The family hopes to collect enough sponsorship money to contribute at least $1,000 to the cause. As of Saturday, âAllieâs Avengers Against Diabetesâ had raised $711 toward that goal. âAll of the money goes toward diabetes research, and it stays in Mississippi, so we really like that,â Jennifer said. With luck, she said she hoped that continued research would eventually yield a cure and not just better management of the disease. In the meantime, however, Allie will continue managing her life with the same brave smile of which her grandmother said she was so proud. âSheâs just been so, so brave,â Peeples said. âSheâs really adjusted well to all of this. Weâre so proud of her.â For more information about the diabetes walk or to sponsor Allie, visit http://www. firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ allie-forrester/2013-Walk-forDiabetes.
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work along Old Highway 25 and and Dotson Road. âWeâre opening bids on those projects, and hopefully weâll have some good ones so we can go to
work,â he said. Posey said the board had received several bids from companies for the road work. He said the work on Old Highway 25 would be an overlay for about 3.4 miles of the road under the countyâs jurisdiction. Dotson Bridge will be reconstructed. Posey said the
bridge would be redone with a large concrete supporting structure that would be easier and more financially efficient for the county to maintain over time. He said it would handle the weight of heavy log trucks going over it over a longer period of time than the pilings that currently support
it, which were getting pushed deeper into the ground. Posey said the board would also hear a request from county volunteer firefighters for purchasing new equipment. âThey have a grant for purchasing turnout gear and theyâre getting more
than $15,000 worth,â he said. âItâs for new suits or boots and helmets.â In addition to Mondayâs meeting, the board will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to hold a public hearing and review the countyâs proposed budget. Posey said they board would likely adopt the budget at Fridayâs meeting.
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starts. In a weird way, you kind of do more work than most people. Thereâs no âno.â You canât say no to anything. Itâs definitely a lot of work, but at the same time, thereâs a reason people start there.â And while he enjoys working and learning about the television industry, his end goal is to be a filmmaker. âMy passion has always been film,â he said. âMy longterm goal is I want to get into film production. I want to help get films made that tell stories that I believe. âŚ Ultimately, I want to be responsible for making films that may not have been seen otherwise.â Matthewâs parents, Tom
and Lisa, have supported Matthew since he realized what he wanted to do. âWe just tried to encourage him and support him, sometimes financially when we can, but mainly support when he needs to talk and gets frustrated,â Tom said. Now, Matthew is actively pursuing that dream with his friend, Ari Frenkel. The two met in New York when they shared an apartment. They reconnected when Frenkel moved to Los Angeles. Now, the two are working on creating a short film called âCharlie and Hope.â The film is about a couple, Charlie and Hope, who have reached an impasse. Hope was given an opportunity, and now the couple must decide whether to take the
relationship to the next step or end it. Matthew said itâs a simple but relatable story. âYou can relate to both characters in their own individual way,â he said. âEverybodyâs relationship history is different, but I think itâs one of those situations when youâre in your late 20s, you experience something to that degree. We really wanted to do something that talked about real life. Thereâs nothing fancy to it.â While the idea for the film came easy, raising money has not. Matthew and Frenkel began a campaign on the crowd-sourcing site, Indiegogo. Frenkel said asking for money was a difficult thing to do. âItâs tough,â Frenkel said. âEven when itâs for something
you really believe in. Itâs proven difficult. At the same time, itâs nice. There have been a lot of people that have given money that we havenât heard from in many years. Itâs nice to have an excuse to get in touch with someone to say âthank you.ââ While itâs hard for the two to ask for money, Matthewâs father, Tom, said famous names in the movie industry had similar starts. âIn some ways, itâs the same way Ben Affleck and Matt Damon started,â Tom said. âThey started doing things like this years ago.â There are 16 days left for the Charlie and Hope campaign on Indiegogo. So far, the project has received almost $3,600 of its $12,000 goal. Whether the goal is reached, Frenkel said
the movie would be made. âWeâre going to make the movie regardless,â Frenkel said. âA lot of these crowdfunding sites, if you donât make your goal, you donât get any of the money. We went with Indiegogo because they just get a higher percentage if you donât make it.â Once Matthew and Frenkel know their budget, they will begin hiring the necessary people to film the movie. Matthew said they would spend four days in October shooting the 14-minute film and hopefully have it ready to be viewed by December. The film will have an L.A.premiere once itâs complete, and those who have donated either $10 or $50 to the film at the Indiegogo site will have an opportunity to see the movie.
Matthew said they decided to have that reward because they plan on taking the film to film festivals, and it will not be readily available for a while. âWe wonât be able to put it out there as openly as we would want,â Matthew said. âWhen youâre doing the festival thing, you still want it to have some kind of touch as unavailable. Itâs only available in that format, so you can bring it in as something special when you do any festival.â With Matthewâs goal to become a filmmaker within reach, his father couldnât be more excited for him. âHeâs finally got to the point that heâs doing something he loves doing and a job that one day, hopefully will get him to that end goal where he wants to be,â Tom said.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Ah, SeptemberâŚmy favorite month of the entire year. It rushes into the discordant noise of cowbells, the rhythmic beat of marching bands and a new energy, shoving out the lazy days of summer. My thoughts turn to tailgating, spotting the first Emily Jones pumpkin, sleeping with the Deluded Diva windows open and retiring the white shoes and tank tops. Thank goodness.Â White shoes make your feet look like boats, and sleeveless dresses should be against the law for anyone over 50.Â I long for the smell of burning leaves although that practice has probably been banned in all but very rural areas. Before burning them, we would amuse ourselves for hours jumping into the piles we had carefully raked together. If someone would come up with a fragrance called âBurning Leaves,â I would buy it. Â I will put up my âpumpkin treeâ this week with its little orange twinkle lights and miniature pumpkins and dare anyone to tell me Iâm rushing the season. It will remain up until Thanksgiving evening when it will change into its Christmas finery.Â All these things are symbols for the ephemeral notion of hearth and home so beloved by this unabashedly devout âhome body.âÂ It will soon be time to brew up my first pot of chili which is always a big deal when the temperature flirts with 45 degreesâŚshouldnât be long now. All these things bring back memories of Septembers past when my mother took me to Goldsmiths and Lowensteins in Memphis to buy my signature pleated wool skirt, an itchy sweater and a new pair of saddle oxfords.Â Those must be the three most uncomfortable items of clothing ever produced by the fashion world. I havenât worn wool in years and probably never will again since you only need something warm about one week out of the year these days. I can still recall one crisp fall evening while I was helping mother clear the dinner table and wash the dishes.Â It must have been around 1956 and Jimmy Durante was performing âSeptember Songâ in that distinctive gravely voice.Â You know the tune which begins with the words, âOh, itâs a long, long while from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September.âÂ That tune must be a metaphor for life which seems to drag along until you reach the middle ages, then speeds wildly out of control as you try to hold on to some semblance of your youth. I am determined to slow down and savor the season and all the things that typically get trampled by my botched attempts at multitasking.Â Right now Iâm craving some of those little waxy tasting candy corns. Love those things. I read somewhere that they are completely fat free and contain less sugar than a raisin for only 3.6 calories per candy! Hey!Â They could be the new health food and they contain three food groups â orange, yellow and white. Unfortunately I canât eat just one. Â Emily Jones is a retired journalist who edits a blog for bouncing baby boomers.Â She welcomes you to stop by www.deludeddiva.com.
The 2012 Bulldog Blast champions were Steve Smith, John Correro, Jason PerryÂ and Vick Nickels. The money from the fundraiser goes to scholarships for Oktibbeha County students attending Mississippi State University. (Submitted photo)
20th annual Bulldog Blast set for September 14
The Oktibbeha County Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association will host its 20th annual Bulldog Blast on Sept. 14 at the Starkville Country Club. The Bulldog Blast is the chapterâs biggest fundraiser of the year. The event will begin with a golf tournament, followed by a dinner and raffle. The money raised from the event is given to Oktibbeha County freshmen attending Mississippi State. Last yearâs Bulldog Blast raised enough money to award a dozen $1,000 scholarships to seniors from the county and a $500 scholarship at its SendOff Party. Carol Moss Read, president of the chapter, said support for the Bulldog Blast came easy since the money went to a good cause. âThe fact that itâs going to scholarships for Oktibbeha County students makes the sponsors willing and eager to participate,â she said. âSo many scholarships are for the 4.0 GPA and high ACT scores. This is a well-rounded type thing. Weâre reaching students that are not getting lots of scholarships.â Almost 100 golfers will participate in the tournament. The registration fee is $125 per player with four players per team. Team registration forms are available at the
Starkville Country Club. The chapter began hosting a golf tournament after seeing the success such events had with other alumni chapters. Wayne Tubb, treasurer of the Oktibbeha County chapter, said the love of golf in the area has helped make the annual event a success. âGolfers are pretty passionate,â Tubb said. âWeâve always had extremely good food for the night meal, too. Anything like that that brings people together, good food and golf camaraderie, usually spells success.â The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., fea-
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Collecting cans for cancer
It was a beautiful and with me that day?â âOh yes, I very pleasant Sunday mornwell remember visiting with ing on July 28, 2013. Frank you,â she said. and I were returning from When we got to our front our early church services at yard, I asked her if I might Trinity Presbyterian Church go inside and get my camera on Hospital Road. We had to take a few photos of her as Carole she was collecting cans, and we just come down Greensboro, turning onto Louisville Street McReynolds could chat together some more headed home. As we got to in our front yard. She said, âOh, Davis the red light on the corner by this will be fine. Weâll visit toold Langleyâs Store, I spotted Contributing gether on this pretty Sunday a lady I had met several weeks Columnist morning.â ago. I turn to Frank and said, Weeks ago, Frank and I were âFrank, put me out, and Iâll walk on to- swinging in the old, white swing that my wards home and join the lady. She is al- won great granddaddy built in 1911 ways walking with a thin plastic bag in when he designed and completed our her hands and she is looking for a can or home that year. Mama, Elizabeth Jeanette two along the sidewalks.â We had not Lewis McReynolds was born July 9. This spotted her for several weeks and I was old swing now has a certain old squeak worried about her. every time it goes up and comes down I said, âHello, and good Sunday when you sit and swing a spell in it. We morning to you. May I walk along with were swinging and squeaking and sudyou towards our home? You remember denly coming up Wood Street was this talking with me a few weeks ago when tiny little old lady with a white bag in her you passed by our home on the sidewalk hands. Frank turned toward me and said, right in front of our place, 501 Louisville âCarole, you see that little lady with her Street? Iâm Carole McReynolds Davis, bag turning onto Louisville Street headand you areâŚ?â She said, âIâm Wilma ing northward?â I said, âI met her a few Lois Oswalt. Yes, walk along with me weeks ago when I was picking up trash today.â I said, âWilma, Frank and I have on Wood Street and she is out collecting not seen you lately and we were worried cans. I told her, âIâll start collecting cans something might have happened to you. for you since you go up and down Wood How have you been, Wilma?â âIâm doing Street regularly. Iâll leave our used cans in fine, and itâs so good to see you again too, a certain spot for you inside a bag. Look Miss Carole.â for our bag full of cans.ââ We donât drink I looked down at Wilma and said, many soft drinks, but we do keep a few âGosh, I am taller than you are. I am cold cans of Sprite in our refrigerator. five foot four inches tall, and how tall are Frank said, âCarole, you donât often see you?â Wilma said, âIâm only five foot tall a lady picking up used cans and I admire and I only weight 100 pounds.â We kept her very much. You and I shall help her.â walking and talking until we got to our I want to share her inspiring story home. I told her that she had inspired with each one of you, my viewers and my me that day she stopped by our gold- readers, in todayâs lifestyle section of our brick fence out in the front of our home Starkville Daily News, as we both get to as we were watching several of the City really know this most inspiring lady toof Starkville street department workmen gether. She touched my life that pretty repair a pothole in the street across from July Sunday morning as we walked back our home. âDo you remember chatting to our home and sat together in our old,
white swing that had that certain squeak as it went up and down, and then we later sat together on the white bench out in our front yard. Wilma Lois Oswalt grew up in Ackerman and she has been here in Starkville for several years. She lives just up the street and around the block from me and we are neighbors. She said, âIâm out collecting cans for cancer. A few years ago Dr.
Steve Parvin operated on me for breast cancer.â âOh Wilma, I love Steve. He was my growing up friend on our Mississippi State University campus when we both lived in MSU faculty homes. He lived on Magruder Street and I lived on Morgan Street. We were school classmates starting at Overstreet School in 1948. We are the kids of the 50s! When we were in the third grade in Miss Alice Saunderâs class
Steve was George Washington in our school play and I was Martha Washington. I love Steve very much.â She said after her breast cancer operations she had to go to Columbusâs hospital to take cancer treatments of radiation for three and a half months. Her sister, Mary, came up from the Ackerman and Wier ar-
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FROM DAYS PAST
Florence Richardson:Â Working for the FBI
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News Florence Richardson worked for the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the Bureauâs patriarch who is credited with building the FBI into a larger, crime-fighting agency and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Florence shares her story of working for the FBI in 1949 and later moving to Starkville in 1971.Â A remarkable lady and a remarkable story! After completing two years at Indiana State Teachers College of Pennsylvania in 1949, I took a summer job as secretary to the president of the Chamber of Commerce in Connellsville, Penn., a city near my hometown of Dawson, Penn.Â Upon returning home from work one day, my mother and I were chatting on the front porch when a handsome young man appeared, showed his FBI credentials, inquired about my schooling or work status and asked if I would be interested in working for the FBI. After telling him that I would, he suggested that I come to his office so that he could make arrangements for me to take the entrance tests for a job with the FBI.Â A week later, I traveled to Pittsburgh where I was interviewed and took a series of tests. I passed the shorthand test at 120 words per minute (wpm) and the typing test at over 75 wpm.Â This qualified me to apply for a job with the FBI.Â After waiting two months for background checks to be completed, I received my appointment letter. The letter also stated that I was not to mention to anyone that I would be working for the FBI. I arrived in Washington, DC on Friday, October 29, 1949 by train and went to work for the FBI the following Monday. The next day, several other new employees and I were taken to the Justice Department Building to meet J. Edgar Hoover.Â After a welcome and a handshake from Mr. Hoover, we were returned to our offices. I was assigned to the âstenoâ pool with eight other ladies and a supervisor in the Identification Building in Southeast Washington.Â That is where millions of fingerprints are kept on file.Â Our office was on the 6th floor and upon receipt of a phone call by the supervisor to send a stenographer to take dictation, one of us would be sent.Â Sometimes the dictation was just a memo to an agent in another city. It was always addressed to âSACâ (Special Agent in Charge) and the name of the city. Most of the time the dictation to other sources would last for hours. An original and seven copies had to be typed (on the old standard typewriter) of each letter or report.Â Only a slight erasure was acceptable.Â These typed papers were turned into the supervisor who checked them over before taking them to our boss, Special Agent John OâConnorâs office. From there, they were taken to the Justice Department for Mr. Hooverâs signature. At the end of each day, each steno had to estimate from the shorthand left in her notebook, how many pages remained to be typed the next day. That report was also turned in to the supervisor at the end of the day. Also, once a month,
The âStenoâ pool and supervising agents.Â Florence Richardson is the second person on the left. (Submitted photo) the stenographers had to take a typing and shorthand test to maintain their speed.Â I never knew what happened if one failed a test, as no one ever did during my tenure. Forty-five minutes was allotted for lunch each day; there was a cafeteria in the building. No beverages or snacks were permitted on the desks and there were no breaks. I guess we got our breaks from all the walking and riding elevators (6 floors) to and from an assignment.Â Also, we were expected to be nicely dressed and to live in a place approved by the FBI.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â After 6 months as a stenographer, Mr. OâConnor called me into his office late one Friday afternoon and informed me that I would take over as supervisor on Monday morning as the present one was transferring to another position. I was shocked to be placed in that position since all the other stenographers had been working there for a longer period of time.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Six months later, and 15 minutes before the end of the workday on a Friday, Mr. OâConnor once again called me into his office to tell me that I would report the next Monday to the Investigative Staff of the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill.Â I would be assigned to that office for a year, placed on their payroll, then return to the FBI and be assigned to another office with a pay raise.Â Another stenographer, Lois, who was on loan from the Justice Department, would be working with me in that office. It was at this time that I began learning things about Mississippi because the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was being studied and investigated. There were other projects under study by the men who were brought in from other agencies.Â This often required Lois and I to travel to other departments such as Commerce, Treasury and Defense. I remember once working for two consecutive weeks with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Pentagon.Â When the men completed their investigations, they returned to the office where Lois and IÂ would take their dictation and type the reports. Since mostÂ of the reports required charts, we had a large standard typewriter with an extra long carriage. We had to type an original and eight copies (all legible) to be sent to the Appropriations Committee. Also, another interesting fact about working on Capitol Hill was that something exciting was always going on in the Congress. I got to see Gen. Douglas MacArthur when he spoke before Congress; I saw
Gerald and Florence Richardson in Washington, DC in 1950. (Submitted photo) Princess Elizabeth (now the Queen of England) when she visited Washington for the first time; also the McCarthy hearings were starting up: the unAmerican Activities Committee hearings took place in the House Office Building where I was working. As a result, I got to see several movie stars, writers and other celebrities. I can only remember the name of one - Sterling Hayden. In some ways, working on Capitol Hill was somewhat better for me than working in the âstenoâ pool. Since I lived across the street from the U.S. Capitol, I now had to walk only two blocks to get to work instead of having to walk nine blocks.Â Also, the work pace was more open and leisurely and we got to take occasional breaks.Â However, saying this shouldÂ not cause one to think that working for theÂ Appropriations Committee was a walk in a pleasure park.Â Representative Clarence Cannon, Chairman of the Committee, the second most powerful member of the House of Representatives was much like J. Edgar Hoover in that he believed in hard work and was a stickler for detail. It was also at this point in my working career that I met and became friendly with Representative John Rankin of Tupelo and began to learn about Mississippi. Rep. Rankin lived in an apartment building next to mine, and most mornings he would wait for me and escort me the two blocks to the House Office Building where we both worked. He was probably the first Southern gentleman of the old school that I ever met. He always tipped his hat to ladies, and on our morning walks to work would grumble about trash on the sidewalk and knock it into the curb with his cane.Â On many Sunday mornings, he would eat breakfast with my boyfriend (now husband) and me at a little drugstore a block from where he and I lived. During these breakfasts, the talk was always about Mississippi and the politics of the day. After my year on Capitol Hill, I returned to the FBI
where as promised, I was given a pay raise and was assigned to work in the Espionage Section, which was located in the Justice Department. My most memorable experience of this phase of my FBI days was spending hours working on the Judith Coplon case. As is now well known, the Coplon case involved a young government employee who was caught passing what she thought were government secrets to her Russian boyfriend who was a member of the Soviet KGB.Â She was tried and convicted twice for espionage.Â However, both convictions were overturned because of technical errors.Â As a consequence, she never served any time in prison. While I enjoyed working in the Espionage Section, I began to realize that I enjoyed the atmosphere of working on Capitol Hill more.Â As a result, I was ready to leave the FBI and submitted my resignation.Â After submitting my resignation, two FBI Agents called me in and tried to change my mind about leaving.Â A short time later, I received a call from Congressman Frank E. Smith of Mississippi to interview for a job in his office. He hired me as his secretary and I started to work immediately. Unknown to Congressman Smith at the time of my hiring was that I and my boyfriend, Gerald, a native Mississippian, and now my husband of nearly 61 years, were engaged to be married.Â Nor, did I know that Congressman Smith and Gerald had both worked for Senator John Stennis before Gerald was drafted into the Army at the beginning of the Korean War.Â Congressman Smith and I were shocked one day to learn of these connections when Gerald, who was on leave from his military assignment in New York City, stopped by the office to pick me up for lunch. The post FBI era of my life is filled with many memorable experiences.Â As the wife of a career Army officer, I lived in nine different states, Germany and Okinawa, and traveled in many countries of the world.Â Two of my most memorable experiences of this period are two 10-day voyages across the Atlantic Ocean and a twentytwo day voyage across the Pacific Ocean.Â Taking care of four children aboard a ship with 20 other women and 13 children and 3,000 Marines was probably the most tiring experience of my life.Â By the time I reached, Naha, Okinawa, I had lost so much weight that I had to keep my skirt pinned with a safety pin. I had witnessed a burial at sea; a real man overboard drill and survived passing through a typhoon. When Gerald retired from the Army, we moved to Starkville in 1971 and he took a job in the Office of Governor Bill Waller and Governor Cliff Finch. Since Geraldâs work kept him away from home most of the time and my children were late teenagers or early adults, I took a job as assistant to the registrar at Mississippi State University.Â After Gerald completed his service in the Governorâs Office, he became a professor at Mississippi State and I resigned from my job in the Registrarâ Office. I have since learned that there can never be any resignation from being a homemaker, the mother of four children or a husband of almost 61 years. I cite these post FBI experiences because, if I had not worked for the FBI, many of them might not have occurred.
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rom bug bites and dry skin to poison ivy and chronic skin conditions, itching makes life very uncomfortable. And itâs an annoyance that gets under just about everyoneâs skin. Sixty-five percent of U.S. adults have suffered from some kind of itch in the past 12 months; and for 26 percent of those polled, the itch was bad enough to see a healthcare professional, according to a recent poll conducted online by Harris Interactive for TriCalm, a new anti-itch gel. You know it when you feel it, but what exactly is an itch, and is there anything you can do about it?
Anatomy of an Itch
The skin is your largest organ, and the average body is covered by about 20 square feet of it. Because itâs so large and exposed, it comes in contact with a lot of potential irritants. Itching, known as pruritus, is a built-in defense mechanism against those irritants. Sometimes the bodyâs immune system overreacts to an illness, producing an itchy rash. (See sidebar story, âWhen is an Itch More than Just an Itch?â) But for most non-illness related itching, hereâs how it works:
Stimuli â such as dust, pollen, bug venom or plant oils â land on your skin. When the irritant gets past the surface layer, skin receptors get irritated. The receptors send a signal to your brain. You start to itch.
The natural response to an itch is to remove the irritant â so the scratching begins. The scratching sensation interrupts the itching sensation because it tells your brain that the irritant is gone. While this may give some initial, immediate relief, scratching ends up irritating the nerve endings in that spot even more â and can open up the skin, exposing it to more irritants. And more itching. The TriCalm poll found that itches make kids â and their parents â feel pretty bad.
Kids Get Itchy, Too
68 percent indicated theyâve used creams to treat itch symptoms. 75 percent said they worry about using steroid treatments on their children to treat itch.
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Itâs important to make sure you know the cause of the itching so you can take appropriate measures to stop it. There are some things you can do to help reduce itching and soothe irritated skin:
81 percent of parents are miserable when their kids are miserable from itch symptoms. 62 percent said itching keeps their children up at night.
To learn more about a steroid-free treatment that is safe for kids over the age of two, visit www.tricalm.com.
When is an itch more than just an itch?
Itâs obvious when an itch is caused by a bug bite or poison ivy. But what if youâre not sure whatâs causing the itch?
Avoid scratching â Cover the area with bandages or dressings if you canât stop scratching. If needed, trim your fingernails and wear gloves to bed. Apply cool, wet compresses. Apply a topical anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area. Moisturize your skin with a high-quality cream at least twice a day.
Dry Skin â Itching that doesnât come with obvious skin changes, like a rash, is most often due to dry skin, also known as xerosis. Dry skin usually results from environmental factors like hot or cold weather with low humidity, and washing or bathing too much. Skin Conditions â Eczema, psoriasis, scabies, hives, and chickenpox can cause itchy skin. The itching is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as bumps, blisters, and red, irritated skin. Internal Diseases â These include liver disease, kidney failure, thyroid problems, celiac disease and some cancers. Typically the itching affects the whole body, not just one area. Allergic Reactions and Irritations â An irritation can come from wearing wool, or coming in contact with soaps, chemicals or other substances. Sometimes the substance can cause an allergic reaction, such as poison ivy or some food allergens. Nerve Disorders â Multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, pinched nerves and shingles are conditions that affect the nervous system, and thus can cause itching. Drugs â Some antibiotics, antifungal drugs or narcotic pain medications can cause rashes and itching.
âSome anti-itch creams work by reducing inflammation, but thatâs not always enough,â says Dr. Vishakha Gigler, a San Diego based dermatologist. âTriCalm, a steroid-free anti-itch gel, binds to a subset of nerves called Type C fibers. These are the nerve cells that send the signals of itching, stinging or burning to the brain. By binding to these nerve cells, TriCalm works to inhibit the transmission of those signals. This results in a rapid reduction in itching, stinging and burning.â Learn more, and request a free sample, at www.tricalm.com.
Itâs important to understand and treat the cause of itchy skin, so always seek medical advice before choosing a treatment.
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eas to stay with her. They stayed in her camper parked at a place called Grandmaâs and Grandpaâs Camper Lot near the river in Columbus. Wilma said, âThe reason I am out collecting cans is that I am paying off a huge bill for my surgery and treatment. I walk every day about five miles looking for thrown away cans. Walgreenâs told me I could look through their garbage as well as âMoâ across the street at the service station, who also gave me permission to rummage through his garbage looking for cans too. I send my money over to Columbus to pay off my huge bill there. Now after a couple of years I only owe $260. I am working so hard to become debt free from my hospital paying off my last bill, can by can and step by step.â Wilma continued and said, âI collect cans for an 11-year-old girl who is my neighbor and she has cancer, too. Itâs leukemia and I give her all the tabs off the cans, and these tabs are sent on to a treatment place in Louisiana to help her pay off her bills as well. She gets every tab I carefully pull off of each and every can. She is just so precious and it is my pleasure and honor to do this especially for her. My life has been saved and I want to help her save her life, too.â I asked Wilma if she had ever worked. She said, âYes, I was a nurseâs assistant in the Ackerman and Koscuisko hospitals.â I also asked her about her life. She said, âI have one grown daughter named Chris and she and her husband moved away to North Carolina. They have a 2-year-old baby daughter. I have not seen her yet and this is why I am living, just to see and hold my granddaughter. I have never held her and all I have is one photograph of her. Chris went to Jackson State University and majored in art. Her husband hooks up telephones there in North Carolina. They wanted to start a new life and get established in that state. I just want to live to see them again and hold and hug my only granddaughter.â I looked into her eyes and saw tears as she continued to tell me about her one big reason for living. We continued to chit chat and I asked Wilma, âWhen do you get up and start walking?â She said, âI get up really early and start my five mile walk every day about 7 or 8 a.m. I take medication for my diabetes I call my âsugar pill,â my blood pressure pill and my liver pill. I have sugar diabetes really bad and walking helps me with this disease too. I only walk in the daylight hours. I had a stroke too. You know, I died from my heart stopping and the doctor shocked me back to living and my heart beating once again.â Wilma continued telling her story, âLet me tell you what I experienced when I died. I was walking down a gravel path and I came to a gate just like that one in front over there by your brick wall. See that gate over there?â She pointed to it and I said, âYes, I see it Wilma.â She continued, âWell, inside that gate just like yours were people of all colors and nationalities. I saw people from China, Mexico, America and all over the world. They were red, yellow, black and white people just working in a field. These colorful people were so happy and looked so peaceful, too. Suddenly, I heard the voices of the doctor and his nurses saying, âWe saved Wilma!â I said, âOh please let me stay in that field with all those colorful people.ââ I again saw tears i her eyes as she completed her story of her near death experience, and then she looked straight into my green eyes and said, âYou know I died!â I said, âI believe you.â I asked her where she took her cans she collected. She said, âI go over to West Point and they weigh them and give me about forty cents per pound. The rates of payment go up and down. I then send my money from the collection of cans on over to Columbusâs hospital to pay my debt that I still owe on my cancer bill. When Dr. Parvin operated on me he told me to take my cancer very seriously because this cancer could come back again.â Wilma said, âThe burden of debt is now down to only $260 and by walking, walking, walkingâŚcollecting one can at a time, I am getting my cancer bill paid off and now I am giving all the tabs off of each can to my little neighbor girl suffering from leukemia. When I started walking I thought, âI am disabled and cannot work any longer. I can walk every day and save aluminum cans to help raise money to pay off my debt. This is what Iâll do now.â I even find little plastic bracelets and things people have dropped or thrown away and then I put them in a little bag and give them to my neighbor girl. I am helping give her something that suddenly becomes sort of âgoodiesâ just for her to feel better. She is a little angel and she is making it, too.â We kept on swinging and talking together. Suddenly she said, âI love walking along the sidewalks and mI get to meet people like you, Mis Carole.â I asked her, âDo you miss not living in Choctaw County?â She said, âYes, sometimes I miss my country walks along the peaceful and quiet dirt and gravel roads, but now I am used to the busy Louisville, Wood and other nearby streets, too.â I looked into Wilmaâs beautiful ocean-blue eyes and her short, almost completely gray hair with just a few black roots still lingering until it turns snow white, and thought about what a hard life she had experienced. She suddenly said, âYou know walking five miles a day loosens up my bones and helps me with my high sugar diabetes. When I think about feeling sorry for myself and begin to moan and groan, I just get back up, head out the door with my white bag and start walking, looking for a can or two to pick up along the sidewalks and streets. I suddenly feel so much better.â She looked right into my eyes and said, âMiss Carole, it takes a village to raise a child, Hillary Clinton said. And now I say to you, âMiss Carole, it takes a village of people just like you to swing on you porch and sit on your bench in your yard to talk and listen to me this Sunday.ââ Then I had to wipe tears off my cheeks! I reached over and gave my new friend a big hug and said, âWilma, I love you!â She looked up at me with her ocean-blue eyes and there was almost a whisper in her voice. She said, âMiss Carole, I went through a lot of pain, but I help my head up like a lady.â My âArtistic Creationâ today are three snaps of my camera lens that each tell their own story to you, my viewer and my reader. Starting at the top and reading Wilmaâs story to the bottom. Left to right find Wilma collecting her Sprite tin can and putting it into her familiar white bag on the corner of busy Louisville and Wood Streets. Underneath this photo is a close up of Wilma. Just look for yourself at her ocean-blue eyes and her thin little angelic smile. After all, sheâs seen Heaven when her heart stopped and was shocked back to beat once again! The large âArtistic Creationâ is two newly discovered girlfriends sitting and chatting on a sunny, very pleasant Sunday morning on July 28, 2013 on our white bench in our front yard. I was just coming back from our early morning 9:30 a.m. church service out at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In a way, I listened and heard two inspiring sermons that Sunday morning. Wilma has on her dark red, cotton shirt to stay cool as she is out walking for her regular five mile walk. She has on a red casual shirt and her tattered comfortable rippedat-her-knees blue jeans. I have on my yellow crocheted vest with white slacks on too. She was dressed casually for walking and I was dressed up for church. Look right behind my shoulder between Wilma and me at the huge, large tin sunflower stuck in the front yard. See the red bottle tree filled with red bottles. And look back at Wilma, with her newly found Sprite can to put inside her white plastic bag that she is holding in her hand. One five-foot, 100 pound lady inspired me so very much, and I hope that her story has inspired each one of you. I encourage you to take time to stop, talk and listen carefully to another human beingâs story of his or her life. I had just been to church that Sunday and felt uplifted spiritually as we drove home down Greensboro Street, turning at my old Starkville High School, now the Greensboro Center, and then I spotted Wilma at the corner across what used to be Langleyâs Grocery Story. I got out of the car to walk with her going south heading to our home as Frank continued to drive on towards âSheâs a Grand âOle Ladyâ/ The Pearson Place. Wilma Lois Oswalt, as you said, âYou went through a lot of pain, but I held my head up and took it like a lady.â To you Wilma, I admire you so much to walk every day to help pay off your hospital bills. You only lack the last payment of $260 and Wilma, you are out there in this âole world making a differenceâŚcollecting cans for cancer! Carole McReynolds Davis is a local artist who is free-spirited and whimsical.
By Lisa Harris For Starkville Daily News
I have recently started walking again. It seems my commitments always take an intermission of several months before I get motivated again. I am just pacing myself! Nothing should be overdone! I have walked some at the walking path, the block around my house and the outskirts of Choctaw Lake. The inner areas of the lake require five bucks and that would just add up to another bill if I did it consistently. The only bad part about walking in a neighborhood is that dogs tend to try to defend their property with growls and barks. I find it a bit unnerving. Most are just overcompensating for some insecurity and probably would jump at their own shadow. Instead of carrying a big stick, I may start carrying a life size shadow of each one or better yet a cut out of the kid who terrorizes the neighborhood. He is only about five and does not remember what grade he is in, but I believe his image would suffice as well as a can of pepper spray. Ha! That was so wrong yet funny to me. I hope the kidâs parents do not purchase a paper. I am trying to get into shape since I have blossomed some. I blame it on the meds since I canât blame it on the baby weight anymore. The last kid just turned thirteen in August. I thought I could still use that excuse for a while, but perhaps it has been overused! I need to do sit ups but so far I only do one a day. I sit up in the morning and go back down in the evening. Some call it rising in the a.m. and turning in in the p.m. but I call it one full sit up. At least I do that consistently. As I was winding around the numerous curves from the entrance of Choctaw Lake to the finish line, I thought out loud, âThe end will never come!â As I kept walking, I wondered if buzzards were flying overhead sensing my sure demise. In the distance, I saw what appeared to be my vehicle or could it have been a mirage? I decided that it must have been a real image and not a delusional illusion. I figured my mirage would have been an oasis with Chippendale dancers cheering me on to the finish line. Since it was only my car, I sensed it to be reality. Perhaps if I walk some more, I will become delirious enough to see my mirage. Thereâs always tomorrow for dreams to come true. Exercise is so boring. I need a bicycle to just cruise around town. I could get a bicycle built for two and work on meeting that new âknight in shining armor,â if you know what I mean. Of course if he did not pull his weight peddling I could kick him to the curb so to speak. Actually, I may prefer the court jester to the knight anyway. Life is short and getting shorter as I age. I donât need to be impressed. I need some entertainment!
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Teaching kids to be pet owners
For Starkville Daily News While it may feel like your children will never stop asking for a pet, there are a number of positive reasons for bringing one into your home. In addition to the love and companionship a pet brings, having one can be a great way to teach children accountability. At first glance, children may not see the work involved in pet ownership. But teaching children interactive ways to care for their new-found friend can evoke a sense of pride and responsibility that is hard to find in other daily activities. Here are some tips to make these lessons fun and easy for kids. Teach animal needs: Pets need many of the same things humans need, like food, water and shelter. Break it down for kids to understand that in order to keep their new friend healthy, they need to help provide these needs, and that certain rules must be followed. Make cleaning a routine: A healthy, clean environment is a must for pets of all shapes and sizes. Divide responsibilities and enlist each child with different duties, such as making sure food and water bowl areas, cages and litter boxes are maintained and clean. For cats, using a product such as Arm & Hammer Ultra Last Clumping Cat markers on hand. Give them attention: Pets require plenty of attention. From daily affection to regular exercise, setting aside time to play and interact with your pet should not be forgotten. Make a special pet spot: Just like their owners, pets love to have their own special area to relax. Let the kids pick out the accessories for their new friend - be it a hot pink puppy bed or coastal-inspired sea dĂcor for the bottom of the fish bowl. If your friend is feline, remember they require a special litter area. Making sure this area is maintained with the proper products is an important way to keep your cat happy. Practice pet ownership: If your family doesnât own a pet yet consider practicing pet ownership. Ask neighbors or family if you can pet-sit for a weekend. With your child in charge of taking care of the animal, theyâll see firsthand whether they are up to the task. You will also be able to gauge if it is a proper decision for you as a family. Following these tips can ensure pets are getting the best care possible, while also teaching kids key life skills. Your kids will enjoy proving they are responsible, dependable members of the family.
Litter (www.ultralastlitter.com), is ideal because it is long-lasting and will help keep litter boxes smelling clean with its powerful odor destroyers. Create a fun feeding chart: Just like breakfast or after-school snacks, animals also need nourishment throughout the day. Develop a pet feeding schedule with your children so they understand the importance of specific times for feeding. A weekly chart on the wall is a fun way to keep track of the meals. Simply decorate a dry erase board and make sure you have plenty of animal stickers and brightly colored
In the Acting class I talk about three misconceptions as to what an actor is to do: to be entertaining, to create emotion, and to create a character. These, however, are results of the acting process, not starting points, nor the overall objective. For a performance to be engaging, via whichever media â stage, small screen, big screen, or found space theatre, the qualities of âsympatheiaâ or fellow-feeling (when the audience recognizes Don Vaughan the characters as fellow human beings), empathy or in-feeling (when we âfeel inâ a character), and Vaughanâs Vocabulary immediacy (this is where the audience perceives the performance as the living event itself, and not about an event). Found space theatre, incidentally, is where a performance takes place that was not intended for that use (for example, a classroom). In an in-class praxis I play the role of Willy Loman, adorned in a dark suit with cuff links. Students take turns playing the role of Willyâs boss who is much younger than Loman. We strive to allow the three qualities to be perceived by the class. Oh, recently I played the role of Torvald Helmer and began raising my voice and flailing my arms as I articulated the line âSmall minded? You think Iâm small minded?â After the exercise, a student told me that she was frightened by the character I was portraying.
The characters mentioned are from which two plays?
A. Much Ado about Nothing- Shakespeare B. A Dollâs House- Henrik Ibsen C. The Glass Menagerie- Tennessee Williams D. Death of a Salesman- Arthur Miller E. The Adding Machine- Elmer Rice
Which word fits the concept of becoming the character?
A. vicariousness B. aloofness C. balefulness D. banality E. indefatigability Â
No. 1 is B and D. No. 2 is A; one of the meanings of vicarious is âfelt or undergone as if one were taking part in the experience or feelings of another.â
A. exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill B. cui bono C. genuine D. complete
A. untiring B. taking on a new appearance C. unwilling to admit or accept what is offered as true D. demonstrative
No. 3, praxis, is A. Indefatigable, last weekâs mystery word, is A.
This weekâs mystery word to solve can be spelled from some of the letters in the last names of the playwrights mentioned in B and D under No. 1. The last syllable has the sound of the last name of the man known as âLight Horse Harry.â
Don R. Vaughan, Ph.D. in Mass Communication, is a professor at East Miss. Community College. Contact him at email@example.com.
Palmertree - Moore
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Palmertree of Maben announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany, to Charles Willis Moore. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Van and Mildred Palmertree of Batesville and the late Kelly and Lucille Whiteside of Hickory Flat. She is a 2006 graduate of Hebron Christian School and earned a bachelorâs in communication sciences and masterâs in speech-language pathology at the University of Mississippi. She is employed as a speech-language pathologist at West Union Attendance Center. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Moore of Montpelier. His grandparents are Ruth Alice Moore and the late Hugh Moore of Montpelier, Jerry Davis of Cedar Bluff and Delia Davis of Woodland. He is a 2007 graduate of Hebron Christian School and earned a bachelorâs in mechanical engineering at the University of Mississippi in 2012. He is a process engineer employed by Wincester Division of Olin Corporation. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in the Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. The reception will follow at the Oxford Country Club.
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Goldenrod can be garden asset, not allergy problem
I am a firm believer that many of our flowering landscape plants are only one or two steps out of the ditch. The goldenrod is no exception. I sometimes find it hard to believe that some gardeners actually grow it in their gardens on purpose. Most folks can recognize goldenrods growing wild. In a couple of weeks, we will start seeing their annual explosion of golden color. Flowering goldenrods are a sign that cooler fall weather is not far away. Typically, we see European goldenrods, which are tall plants that reach up to 4 feet tall, alongside roads and in ditches. A European goldenrod forms branches from the upper portion of its main stem. Flowers develop on these branches and flow and arch outward. But there has been a lot of evaluation and selection for more tame landscape varieties. Midsized varieties like the prairie goldenrod can be used in the middle of the shrub border, while smaller selections may be suitable for the front row. Peter Pan and Golden Baby goldenrods have dwarf growth habits. The selection with perhaps the most outstanding flowering habit is Fireworks. This variety naturally branches close to the ground and has arching branches that radiate flower clusters in all directions. In full bloom, they resemble yellow sparks streaming outward from exploding fireworks. Fireworks goldenrods grow 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Goldenrod varieties tend to be unbranched and can look a bit top heavy, especially when flowering. This common sight is readily noticeable along highways. You can train the plants to be denser and bushier by pruning them halfway back in the late spring. Pruning later in the summer can inhibit flower development. Goldenrods attract many insects, both pollinators and predators, with their abundant floral display in the fall when other plants are starting to fade. Goldenrods make beautiful cut flowers for the vase, and specimens retain their
MSU Horticulturist Costal Research & Extension Center
Pansies such as these Matrix white selections are outstanding landscape plants in Mississippi, providing color from fall to golden yellow color when spring. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman) used in dried arrangements. Watch out for one plant disease. Goldenrods are susceptible to rust, a fungal disease that attacks the stem and leaves. Good air circulation can prevent rust from setting in. Divide flower clumps to easily multiply your goldenrods. Autumn is a good time to divide the plants. Transplanted clumps will readily establish in the generally cool and wet fall season. Goldenrods grow best in the full sun or on the edge of woodland settings. Donât worry about epidemic growth in your garden; simply pull up and remove stray plants. For years, the goldenrod has had a bad reputation during the fall allergy season, but science has come to the rescue of this plantâs good name. Goldenrod pollen is big â much too big to blow around in the wind. In fact, goldenrod pollen grains are so big that insects are needed to transfer them from flower to flower. Ragweed is the real culprit for fall allergy problems. Ragweed pollen is tiny and easily blown around by the wind. Each ragweed flower produces about a bazillion pollen grains. Both plants flower at the same time, but because goldenrods are so much more flamboyant with their showy, feathery golden flowers, they traditionally have gotten all the blame. But be bold and try some in your garden this fall.
Gary Bachman is an assistant Extension research professor of horticulture at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Locate Southern Gardening columns and television and radio programs on the Internet at http://msucares.com/ news/.
children as future Mississippi State students. âWe try to help with the recruitment and support Mississippi State in any way we can and be good community stewards,â Read said. âBoard members go to preschools and read to them. We work with the Boys and Girls Club. We view all of these as potential students.â For the past three years, the Oktibbeha County Chapter has received the Gold Cowbell, an award given to outstanding alumni chapters by the Mississippi State University Alumni Association. Read said the chapter plans on continuing its streak of excellence. âWeâve been the top in the state, which weâre very proud of.â she said. âAs president, Iâm making sure we donât lose the cowbell.â
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turing a bounty of Southern food, including catfish and fried chicken. The Mississippi State football team plays that night against Auburn University, but Carol Moss Read, president of the chapter, said no one would miss the game. âWeâre going to have TVs on all around so people can keep up with the game and eat and join in on the festivities,â she said. While this is the chapterâs biggest fundraiser, it also participates in a bevy of other activities, ranging from Starkvilleâs 175th Anniversary parade to the Send-Off party. The chapterâs biggest goal is to promote Mississippi State. Read said the chapter saw local
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Bulldogs belt Braves
Smith on sports
MSU produces huge numbers for 51-7 victory
By BEN WAIT firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny P. Smith
Backup Dogs perform well during victory
ississippi State football fans were introduced to several new players and got to know others better on Saturday afternoon. With injuries to several Bulldogs, it gave backups a chance to shine during a 51-7 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at Davis Wade Stadium. It was announced prior to the game that Mississippi State senior running back and captain LaDarius Perkins wasnât going to play because of an injury. That gave Bulldogs like Derrick Milton, Ashton Brandon Shumpert and Holloway a chance to show what they could do. Milton took advantage of the situation with a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, one rushing and one receiving. Shumpert, a true freshman, also took advantage of the situation with an impressive debut as an MSU running back. He led MSU in rushing with 22 carries for 98 yards and a pair of scores. After not playing at all last week against Oklahoma State, Shumpert showed an ability to be a physical runner that can contribute to the offense. By being so physical, it will be important for Shumpert to be smart and remain healthy for the Bulldogs. Holloway proved to be a versatile player in getting his
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Offensively, the Mississippi State Bulldogs couldnât get much going last week. They corrected that on Saturday. The Bulldogs kickstarted their offense with backup quarterback Dak Prescott as they rolled to a 51-7 victory over Alcorn State in the home opener at Davis Wade Stadium. âItâs a good win for us,â MSU head coach Dan Mullen said. âWins are obviously hard to come by in every level of football. I thought our guys came out, (and) played hard (Saturday) right from the opening whistle all the way to the end. Iâm proud of how our guys played.â Prescott got the start for senior Tyler Russell, who was held out with a concussion that he suffered in week one against Oklahoma State. Prescott played only in the first half and gave way to true freshman Damian Williams in the second. Prescott finished the game completing 12-of-19 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns. He rushed the football four times, picking up 20 yards and scoring on the ground once. âI thought Dak came out, played well, did a good job in the first half, made some good reads, managed the offense well and made plays we needed Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) looks for an open receiver as Alcorn State defensive lineman Terrence him to make,â Mullen said. âWe had a lead and we wanted to go with Damian Green applies pressure. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News) just in case.â The Bulldog offense had 556 total yards, 277 rushing and 279 passing.Â Last week MSU had 333 total yards and just three points against the Cowboys.Â Senior linebacker Deontae Skinner set the MSU offense with great field position after he intercepted a John Gibbs Jr. pass on the Bravesâ first drive of the game. He set up Prescott and the Bulldog offense at the Alcorn 37-yard line. MSU faced a fourth and nine. Prescott found Joe Morrow for the first down, but a timeout was called by the Braves before the football was snapped. Prescott didnât seem to mind as he Defensive linemen Chris Jones (96) and Preston Smith (91) of the Bulldogs team for a tackle against the Braves. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News) See BULLDOGS | Page C-3
Shed returns to Starkville as member of the Braves
By DANNY P. SMITH email@example.com It didnât take long for Starkville native Billy Shed of Alcorn State to introduce himself to Mississippi Stateâs Kivon Coman. On the opening kickoff, Shed gave Coman a pop just to make sure he knew he was there. âIt was pretty exciting because the kickoff was the first thing,â Shed said. âFor kickoffs, you want to set the tone, so it was pretty exciting to run down and make plays again. It was like in high school.â It wasnât the only time Shed and Coman ran into each other during the afternoon. Shed contributed on special teams throughout the afternoon for the Braves and had two catches for 6 yards on offense in the 51-7 loss to the Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Even though the score was not what Shed or Alcorn State wanted to see, he enjoyed getting to perform in front of his hometown family and friends. âIt was pretty exciting to return to my hometown,â Shed said. âThe talk of the week was what are you going to do, how itâs going to go and what do you feel like. The outcome wasnât what we were expecting, but it was (against) a pretty good Former Starkville High School player Billy Shed of Alcorn team.â State makes a catch during warmups Saturday. (Photo by Lee Shed caught his first pass of his college career with the Adams, For Starkville Daily News)
Braves at the 5:50 mark of the second quarter, but it was for a 3-yard loss. On the next play, he had to turn into a defender as he made the tackle on MSUâs Taveze Calhoun after a fumble recovery. âIâm coming along,â Shed said. âItâs like junior college really, but itâs faster so youâve got to get quicker as you go and get assignments down.â Shed has experienced the game at another level after leaving Starkville High School. After contributing for the Yellowjackets, Shed went on to East Mississippi Community College, where he helped the Lions capture a national championship. Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson likes what Shed brings to the team. âBilly has done a great job and heâs executed well,â Hopson said. âHeâs practiced well and Billy is going to play a lot of football for us. We couldnât be happier with Billy.â The Braves saw their record slip to 1-1 with the loss to the Bulldogs, but Shed likes what the squad can become if it continues to work. Alcorn State defeated Edward Waters 63-12 in the first week. âWeâre a program thatâs in a process,â Shed said. âThis one game wonât determine the outcome. It shows that the plays may be there, but if you donât execute, you wonât win.â
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College Football Mississippi State 51, Alcorn State 7 Ole Miss 31, Southeast Missouri 13 Miami 21, Florida 16 Kentucky 41, Miami (OH) 7 Tennessee 52, Western Kentucky 20 Missouri 38, Toledo 23 Georgia 41, South Carolina 30 Arkansas 31, Samford 21 Texas A&M 65, Sam Houston State 28 Auburn 31, Arkansas State 9 Vanderbilt 38, Auston Peay 3 LSU 56, UAB 17 The AP Top 25 Fared No. 1 Alabama (1-0) did not play. Next: at No. 7 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 2 Oregon (2-0) beat Virginia 59-10. Next: vs. Tennessee, Saturday. No. 3 Ohio St. (2-0) beat San Diego State 42-7. Next: at California, Saturday. No. 4 Clemson (2-0) beat South Carolina State 52-13. Next: at N.C. State, Thursday, Sept. 19. No. 5 Stanford (0-0) vs. San Jose State, late. Next: at Army, Saturday. No. 6 South Carolina (1-1) lost to No. 11 Georgia 41-30. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday. No. 7 Texas A&M (2-0) beat Sam Houston State 65-28. Next: vs. No. 1 Alabama, Saturday. No. 8 Louisville (2-0) beat Eastern Kentucky 44-7. Next: at Kentucky, Saturday. No. 9 LSU (2-0) beat UAB 56-17. Next: vs. Kent State, Saturday. No. 10 Florida State (1-0) did not play. Next: vs. Nevada, Saturday. No. 11 Georgia (1-1) beat No. 6 South Carolina 41-30. Next: vs. North Texas, Sept. 21. No. 12 Florida (1-1) lost to Miami 21-16. Next: vs. Tennessee, Sept. 21. No. 13 Oklahoma St. (2-0) beat UTSA 56-35. Next: vs. Lamar, Saturday. No. 14 Notre Dame (1-0) at No. 17 Michigan, late. Next: at Purdue, Saturday. No. 15 Texas (1-0) at BYU, late. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. No. 16 Oklahoma (2-0) beat West Virginia 16-7. Next: vs. Tulsa, Saturday. No. 17 Michigan (1-0) vs. No. 14 Notre Dame, late. Next: vs. Akron, Saturday. No. 18 UCLA (1-0) did not play. Next: at No. 22 Nebraska, Saturday. No. 19 Northwestern (2-0) beat Syracuse 48-27. Next: vs. Western Michigan, Saturday. No. 20 Washington (1-0) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois at Chicago, Saturday. No. 21 Wisconsin (2-0) beat Tennessee Tech 48-0. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday. No. 22 Nebraska (2-0) beat Southern Miss. 56-13. Next: vs. No. 18 UCLA, Saturday. No. 23 Baylor (2-0) beat Buffalo 70-13. Next: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 21. No. 24 TCU (1-1) beat SE Louisiana 3817. Next: at Texas Tech, Thursday. No. 25 Southern Cal (1-0) vs. Washington State, late. Next: vs. Boston College, Saturday. Scoring Summary Fridayâs Game East Webster 35, Nettleton 27 At East Webster EWHSÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 0Â Â Â 0Â Â Â 21Â 14Â --Â 35 NettletonÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 7Â Â Â Â 7Â Â Â 7Â Â 6Â Â --Â Â Â 27 Â First Quarter NHS â Levert Jernigan 55 pass from Dakota Cruber Second Quarter NHS â Dakota Cruber 2 run Third Quarter NHS â Dakota Cruber 3 run EWHS â Deangelo Liggins 9 run EWHS â John Wofford Williams 2 run EWHS â Wilbur OâBriant 11 run Fourth Quarter EWHS â Deangelo Liggns 72 punt return EWHS â Wilbur OâBriant 2 run NHS â Jeremy Cook 20 reception National Football League Schedule All Times EDT Thursdayâs Game Denver 49, Baltimore 27 Todayâs Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Seattle at Carolina, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.
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âHopefully, I can perform better than I did in the Wimbledon final and maybe get a chance to win a trophy.â
Top-seeded tennis star Novak Djokovic said after winning in the semi-finals to set up a match against Rafal Nadal in the US Open final.
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Bulldogs surrender hard-fought matches
For Starkville Daily News WACO, Texas â Facing their stiffest competition of the season, the Mississippi State volleyball team surrendered a pair of hard-fought matches on the final day of the Baylor Classic to Tulsa and Baylor (2-5). In the opening match of the day, the Bulldogs (3-4) rallied to force a fifth set after falling behind 2-0 early in the match against 2012 NCAA Tournament participant Tulsa. âFor such a young team to battle back like we did was impressive, â MSU coach Jenny Hazelwood said. âWe could have played better early on but our girls really battled the last three sets. We will learn from this and be able to grind out these wins against strong teams later in the season.â The Bulldogs and Golden Hurricanes battled back-andforth with 10 ties and four lead changes in the first set but MSU ultimately fell 25-20. Tulsa again jumped up in the second set and rolled to a 25-17 win as State could never get anything going. MSU stole momentum with a 7-0 run early in the third set. Clinging to a 4-3 lead, a Brooke Sassin kill sent the Bulldogs on the run to gain an 11-3 advantage that they never surrendered. State claimed a 25-22 victory behind a .308 hitting percentage, its best of the match. The fourth set was dominated by freshman Kimmy Gardiner as she racked up six of her 19 kills. MSU rolled to a 4-0 lead early and forced a Tulsa timeout.Â The Golden Hurricanes would comeback to tie it at five and the duo battled with seven ties and four lead changes. The Bulldogs would eventually seal the deal with a strong 25-18 victory. Tulsa (6-1) claimed three of the first four points in the fifth set to seize momentum. The two teams remained deadlocked much of the match with eight ties but the Golden Hurricanes eventually claimed victory at 15-12. Gardiner finished with her third-consecutive doubledouble as she tallied 19 kills and 13 digs. Taylor Scott (15 kills, 22 digs) and Suzanne Horner also recorded doubledoubles (46 assists, 11 digs). Sassin registered 11 kills to go along with four each from Horner, Chelsea Duhs and Alex Warren. Roxanne McVey also contributed 22 digs. As a team, MSU recorded a season-high 12 blocks against only five from the Golden Hurricanes. Warren led the way individually with eight. In the nightcap, Mississippi State jumped up to an early 1-0 lead with a 25-22 first-set victory. Gardiner picked up right where she left off with six kills in the set. The Bulldogs jumped up early and never looked back. The Bears seized momentum early in the second set and never let up. After falling behind 5-1, Hazelwood was forced to call a timeout and the Bulldogs were able to battle back and tie at 11. MSU had a chance to end it with a set point at 24-23 but Baylor (2-5) kept clawing for a 27-25 comeback victory. The Bears would go on to win the third and fourth sets 25-17 and 25-18. Gardiner recorded yet another double-double with a career-high 20 kills and 14 digs. She also had two blocks and two aces. Scott also recorded her second double-double of the day with 10 kills and 17 digs. McVey added 25 digs while Sassin notched a career-high 15 kills. Horner tallied 47 assists. Gardiner and Scott also received Baylor Classic AllTournament team honors. Up next for the Bulldogs is a return trip home for the Bulldog Invitational where they will host Niagara and Wofford on Sept. 13 and 14. MSU will then wrap up its nonconference slate with a trip to Nashville, Tenn., for the Belmont Bruin Classic.
American League East Division W L Pct Boston 87 57 .604 Tampa Bay 77 63 .550 76 65 .539 Baltimore New York 75 67 .528 Toronto 66 76 .465 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 82 60 .577 Cleveland 76 65 .539 Kansas City 74 68 .521 Minnesota 61 79 .436 Chicago 56 85 .397 West Division W L Pct Oakland 82 60 .577 Texas 80 60 .571 Los Angeles 66 74 .471 Seattle 64 77 .454 Houston 47 95 .331
GB â 8 9Â˝ 11 20 GB â 5Â˝ 8 20 25Â˝ GB â 1 15 17Â˝ 35
Saturdayâs Games Boston 13, N.Y. Yankees 9 Baltimore 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 10 innings Oakland 2, Houston 1 Cleveland 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Kansas City 4, Detroit 3 Toronto 11, Minnesota 2 Texas at L.A. Angels, late Tampa Bay at Seattle, late
DrewÂ Brees and the New Orleans Saints open up the season against rivals Atlanta Falcons in the Superdome at noon. (Photo by Layne Murdoch, AP)
Today AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m. NBCSN â Formula One, Grand Prix of Italy, at Monza, Italy 11:30 p.m. FS1 â NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Iowa 200, at Newton, Iowa (same-day tape) 1 p.m. FS1 â NASCAR, Truck Series, Iowa 200, at Newton, Iowa 4 p.m. FS1 â Rolex Sports Car Series, at Monterey, Calif. GOLF 8 a.m. TGC â European PGA Tour, European Masters, final round, at Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland (sameday tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC â Web.com Tour, Chiquita Classic, final round, at Davidson, N.C. 3 p.m. TGC â USGA, Walker Cup, final round, at South Hampton, N.Y. 5:30 p.m. TGC â Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, final round (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon TBS â Boston at N.Y. Yankees 1:10 p.m. WGN â Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN â L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati NFL FOOTBALL Noon CBS â Regional coverage FOX â Regional coverage, doubleheader 3:25 p.m. FOX â Regional coverage, doubleheader game 7 p.m. NBC â N.Y. Giants at Dallas SAILING 3 p.m. NBC â Americaâs Cup, race 3 and 4, at San Francisco SOCCER 10 p.m. ESPN2 â MLS, Philadelphia at San Jose TENNIS 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 â U.S. Open, menâs doubles championship, at New York 3:30 p.m. CBS â U.S. Open, womenâs championship, at New York
Todayâs Games Boston (Lester 13-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-10), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-3) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 1-1) at Baltimore (B.Norris 10-10), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Fister 12-7) at Kansas City (B.Chen 6-2), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 4-7) at Minnesota (A.Albers 2-2), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 4-6) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 8-6), 3:35 p.m. Houston (Clemens 4-4) at Oakland (Colon 14-6), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 15-3) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 5-1), 4:10 p.m. Tennis US Open Results
Singles Men Semifinals Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (9), Switzerland, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Richard Gasquet (8), France, 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2. Doubles Women Championship Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (5), Czech Transactions
The area slate
Today College Soccer Mississippi State at Southern Miss, 1 p.m.
Oakland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division W L Pct Atlanta 85 56 .603 Washington 72 69 .511 Philadelphia 65 77 .458 New York 63 77 .450 Miami 53 87 .379 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 82 60 .577 Pittsburgh 81 60 .574 Cincinnati 81 62 .566 Milwaukee 61 80 .433 Chicago 60 81 .426 West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 83 58 .589 Arizona 71 69 .507 Colorado 66 76 .465 San Diego 63 77 .450 San Francisco 63 78 .447 20 Saturdayâs Games Cincinnati 4, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 innings Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Cleveland 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 5 Washington 9, Miami 2 St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 0 Colorado at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Todayâs Games N.Y. Mets (Matsuzaka 0-3) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 6-9) at Miami (Ja. Turner 3-5), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 10-10) at Philadelphia (Hamels 6-13), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 7-3) at St. Louis (Wacha 2-0), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 10-9) at Chicago Cubs (S.Baker 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Miley 9-10) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-9), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-3) at San Diego (Kennedy 6-9), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 14-8) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 10-10), 8:05 p.m.
High School Football
Hosket, McKnight score, but Panthers lose game
From Staff Reports Â FRENCH CAMP â Jesse Hosket and Hunter McKnight hooked up for three touchdown passes, but it was not enough as the Panthers lost a 26-24 decision at home Friday night. Hosket found McKinight for scoring strikes of 30, 20 and 34 yards and Sam Gould added a 42-yard field goal for the French Camp points. The Panthers had 125 yards on the ground and were led by the 89 yards on 16 carries by Hosket. Hosket completed 10-of-22 pass attempts for 179 yards and did not throw an interception. McKnightâs three touchdown receptions covered 84 yards, while Cole Henson added 58 yards receiving. French Camp, which fell to 0-3 this season, will play Noxapater next. Â
GB â 13 20Â˝ 21Â˝ 31Â˝ GB â Â˝ 1Â˝ 20Â˝ 21Â˝ GB â 11Â˝ 17Â˝ 19Â˝
BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX â Recalled OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES â Selected the contract of RHP Jim Miller from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Recalled LHP Vidal Nuno from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on placed him on the 60-day DL. National League NEW YORK METS_Called up RHP Frank Francisco from Las Vegas (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Activated OF Starling Marte from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Brandon Cumpton from Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP James McDonald from the 60-day DL and designated him for assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS â Signed WR Tori Gurley from the practice squad. Waived RB Dennis Johnson. DALLAS COWBOYS â Signed DT Jerome Long. Placed DE Ben Bass on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS â Resigned RB Leon Washington. Signed OL Josh Kline from the practice squad. Released DL A.J. Francis. Signed OL Braxston Cave to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS â Released QB Brady Quinn. Signed LB Danny Lansanah from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS â Placed OT Jared Veldheer on the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Matt McCants from the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS â Placed FB Quinn Johnson on injured reserve. Signed FB Collin Mooney from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League PHOENIX COYOTES â Re-signed LW Mikkel Boedker to a two-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS â Re-signed C Marcus Johansson to a two-year contract.
Major League Baseball
Hamilton scores winning run for Reds
From Wire Reports CINCINNATI (AP) â Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning to set up Todd Frazierâs game-winning single, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Saturday. Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati 10th with a leadoff walk against Brian Wilson (1-1). Reds manager Dusty Baker then went to the dynamic Hamilton, and the speedy prospect took second as catcher A.J. Ellis dropped the ball while taking it out of his glove.
Â PHEBA â The Eagles fell behind 16-0 in the first half and could never recover on Friday. âWe played pretty good defense in the first half in holding them to 16-0,â Hebron Christian coach Mike Foster said. âWe did not show up in the second (half). The offense struggled the whole game.â The Eagles saw their record fall to 1-2.
Sharkey-Issaquena A. 44, Hebron Christian 0
Red Sox 12, Yankees 9
NEW YORK â Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Boston Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium, bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Djokovic faces Nadal in US Open final
NEW YORK (AP) â The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. The No. 1-seeded Djokovic will play No. 2 Rafael Nadal on Monday. Itâs their record 37th match against each other, their sixth Grand Slam final, and their third meeting for the championship at Flushing Meadows since 2010.
Orioles 4, White Sox 3
BALTIMORE â Matt Wieters hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to lift Indians 9, Mets 4 Baltimore to its third consecutive win. Brewers 5, Cubs 3 Pinch-hitter Henry Urrutia started the CLEVELAND â Asdrubal Cabrera hit winning rally with a one-out infield single a three-run homer for the streaking Indians, CHICAGO â Logan Schafer hit a threerun triple and Johnny Hellweg pitched six against closer Addison Reed (5-3). Pinch- and Nick Swisher had a solo shot. innings for his first career major league runner Chris Dickerson then went all the Cleveland has won four in a row for the victory in the Brewersâ win over the Cubs. way to third on Nick Markakisâ base hit. first time since it captured eight straight Hellweg (1-3) allowed three runs on from July 24-Aug. 1. Swisher finished with Athletics 2, Astros 1 four hits. He struck out one and pitched two hits and two RBIs as the Indians stayed around three walks to finally earn his first in the hunt for the ALâs second wild-card OAKLAND, Calif. â Dan Straily slot. victory after flourishing in the minors.
pitched seven scoreless innings to lead surging Oakland to another victory. Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie homered as the Aâs won for the seventh time in nine games to remain on top of the AL West. They began the day with a halfgame lead over Texas. Straily (9-7) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one in his third consecutive victory. The right-hander has a 1.50 ERA over 18 innings during his winning streak. seven hits.
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STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
From the Sideline
A look at MSUâs game against Alcorn State University
MSUâs Mullen adds to marks during tenure
By JASON EDWARDS firstname.lastname@example.org It has been important for the Mississippi State Bulldogs to get off to a fast start during the tenure of head coach Dan Mullen. With Saturdayâs 51-7 victory by the Bulldogs over the Alcorn State Braves, Mullen has now won all 29 games since arriving at MSU when the team is ahead after three quarters. State also moved to 4-1 in home openers under Mullen. Also since Mullen got to Starkville, the Bulldogs are averaging 41.4 points per game in home openers. Since arriving at MSU, Mullen has guided the Bulldogs to a 25-2 record when leading at halftime. On Saturday, Mullen became the first head coach in MSUâs program history to win 30 games in his first five seasons. The victory over the Braves also broke a tie with former head coach W.D. Chadwick (1909-13) for fourth place on the all-time Bulldogs win chart. Mullen now only trails Emory Bellard (37), Allyn McKeen (65) and Jackie Sherrill (75) on the leaderboard. By Ben Wait
By the numbers
277 279 30 38:53 1 RUSH YARDS PASS YARDS FIRST DOWNS TIME OF POSSESSION TURNOVERS 28 135 6 21:07 3
Ashton Shumpert (32) was one of the new faces on the field for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News) some point.
The most obvious thing coming out of Saturday for the Mississippi State Bulldogs was how well the offense played. Granted it was against Alcorn State, a Southwestern Athletic Conference member, but nonetheless MSU put points on the board. Quarterback Dak Prescott did a good job of replacing Tyler Russell. He showed a great deal of poise on the first Bulldog possession of the game. He completed a pass on fourth down to pick up a first down, but Alcorn had called a timeout before the ball was snapped. The fact he threw another one on the replay was impressive. Most guys may hang their heads and say âwhy me?,â Prescott didnât do that.Â There were a couple of hiccups though. The Bulldogs struggled on third down again converting just 5-of-13.Â MSU head coach Dan Mullen was not to happy with that stat. â(Itâs) something we really have to look at and improve on,â Mullen said. âThere are a lot of things we need to improve on.â The defense was superb again. The Bulldogs didnât force any turnovers last week, but had three in this game. Deontae Skinner set the tone of the game with the interception on the first Alcorn drive. The Bulldogs never looked back. Bulldog fans have much to cheer about and the win has to give Mullen and his team some confidence heading to Auburn next weekend.Â
Top Dawg: Ashton Shumpert
True freshman Ashton Shumpert didnât get his first reps of the game until the second quarter. Shumpert made the two and a half quarters he played memorable. The Fulton native led the Bulldogs with 22 carries, 99 yards and two touchdowns in his debut. On his very first drive, he got the football on four consecutive plays. The last on a fourth and short. He put his head down and moved the chains. Later in the drive, he scored from 1 yard out. Shumpert is a hard-nosed runner that likes contact. He ran over an Alcorn defender on his first drive. It drew loud cheers from the Bulldog faithful.Â During the post-game press conference, the media got their first conversation with Shumpert. Like many Bulldog freshman, he is a likable kid. His redshirt is burned, but with his performance, he may climb the depth chart. I still donât think he is the No. 2 running back on this team, but we will more than likely see a good bit of playing time as the season goes on.
Preseason All-American Gabe Jackson is now tied for second in the FBS behind Georgiaâs Points make a difference Aaron Murray after starting his 41st consecutive Mississippi Stateâs 37 points in the first half game on Saturday. are the most ever in the opening half since the Shumpert shines arrival of Mullen. in Bulldog debut The total was also the most in the opening two quarters for the Bulldogs since scoring 38 against Northeast Louisiana back in 1996. True freshman Ashton Shumpert took MSUâs 51-point total improved the team the field as a Bulldog for the first time on to 24-4 under Mullen when scoring at least 25 Saturday. During his appearance the running points. The Bulldogs have also won the last 13 back compiled 22-carries for 98 yards and two contests when reaching 25 or more points. touchdowns. Shumpertâs two trips to the end zone made New faces for Bulldogs him the first true freshman to score twice in a collegiate debut since Chad Bumphis in 2009. Included in those taking Scott Field on Shumpert also became the first MSU true Saturday were seven athletes who got their first freshman to lead the team in rushing yards since career starts. Anthony Dixon in 2006. Among those were defensive tackle Chris Jones, cornerback Cedric Giles, safeties Dee Another sellout Arrington and Kendrick Market, quarterback Dak Prescott, right guard Ben Beckwith as well For the 24th straight time Mississippi State as running back Josh Robinson. sold out Davis Wade Stadium as 55,085 fans There were also a good many Bulldog embarked on the stadium to watch the Bulldogs newcomers on the field at Davis Wade Saturday defeat the Braves of Alcorn State. as 25 redshirt or true freshman took the field at
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first time on the field for MSU. He finished the game with four rushes for 28 yards and two catches for 25 yards. The fresh faces werenât only limited to the running back position. Senior quarterback Tyler Russell of the Bulldogs sustained a concussion during last weekâs loss to the Cowboys and was not able to play against the Braves. Dak Prescott and Damian Williams seemed to be able to handle things just fine in Russellâs absence. The pair completed 20-of32 pass attempts and combined for 279 yards with only one first half. Freshman cornerback Taveze Calhoun forced and recovered a fumble at the Alcorn 31-yard-line. âWe were really disappointed not creating any turnovers last week,â Mullen said as the team had three in game two. âWe talked about that to our defense, âwe have to do that. We have to create the turnovers and we have to create those opportunities.ââ Prescott didnât waste anytime as he found junior wideout Jameon Lewis for a 31-yard passing touchdown and a 34-0 Bulldog lead. Devon Bell connected on a 26-yard field goal with 58 seconds left in the second quarter.Â
interception. Williams had the pick and Prescott had both touchdown passes. MSU head coach Dan Mullen indicated in his post-game press conference that Russell should be ready to play at Auburn next week. Should that mean thereâs any kind of quarterback controversy brewing? The feeling may arise that Russell shouldnât just step right back into the starting role just because heâs healthy. Even though Prescott managed the game very well, it must be remembered that it came against Alcorn State. It will be a much tougher challenge next against Auburn and Russell has experience in Southeastern The Bulldogs took a 37-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. The second half started with a 95-yard kickoff return all the way down to the Alcorn 1-yard line for redshirt freshman Brandon Holloway. âHe has a lot of speed and he is an electric player in the open field,â Mullen said. âWe want to make sure we get him in the open field.â That set up a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Shumpert, his second of the game.Â The Bulldogs ended the scoring when Nick Griffin punched it in from 10 yards out with 5 minutes remaining in the game.
Conference games. Russell has earned the right to start. He has paid his dues and heâs a senior captain. That doesnât mean Russell shouldnât be on a short leash if things arenât going well early. It will be an important week of preparation for Russell and the rest of the Bulldogs. The start of the SEC season is a serious time and a win could go a long way in determining whether MSU can have another successful season under Mullen.
Danny P. Smith is sports editor and columnist for the Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
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found Malcolm Johnson for a 24-yard pass and a first down.Â âThe first one showed me I could do that,â Prescott said. â(It was) just relaxing and go do it again. I went out there, called a different play and it worked the same.â Two plays later, Prescott found pay dirt as he rushed it in from 11 yards out to give MSU a 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs picked right where they left off on their second drive. Jameon Lewis picked up 44 yards on a jet sweep to put MSU at the Alcorn 3-yard-line.
On third down, sophomore running back Derrick Milton punched it from 3 yards out and MSU extended its lead to 14-0 with 6:16 left in the opening period. Prescott and Milton both got their second touchdowns early in the second quarter. The quarterback found the running back for a 14-yard passing touchdown with 11:34 left in the first half to extend MSUâs lead to 21-0. True freshman running back Ashton Shumpert saw his first action midway through the second quarter. The Tupelo native was given the football four times in a row and picked up up a first down on fourth down.
He later scored a 1-yard give in the red zone to make it 28-0. The touchdown was the first of Shumpertâs career, who found out Tuesday that he was going to get some playing time.Â âMy offensive line created some big holes,â Shumpert said. âI just hit them hard like I can do.â Shumpert led all ball carriers with 22 attempts, 98 yards and two scores.Â âHe ran the ball hard,â Mullen said. âHe likes contact. We called his number, he came in and ran the ball hard and physical. Iâm pleased with what he did.â The Bulldog defense set up another touchdown late in the
The Braves only touchdown came on a 25-yard pass from John Gibbs Jr. to Tollette George early in the fourth quarter. The MSU defense gave up just 163 yards, 28 rushing and 135 passing. âWe played hard and we made big plays,â Bulldog sophomore linebacker Benardrick McKinney said. âThe defensive lineman did an awesome job. They just cleared it up for the linebackers to make plays.â The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers in the first Southeastern Conference game of the season for both teams. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Wallace, Brunetti pace Rebel outburst 31-13
From Wire Reports OXFORD (AP) â Quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti directed Mississippi to a 31-point outburst in a 20-minute span in the first half to highlight a win over FCS member Southeast Missouri 31-13. The Rebels (2-0) scored on five consecutive series in the decisive surge, highlighted by touchdown passes of 64 and 67 yards from Wallace to Evan Engram and Donte Moncrief, respectively. Wallace was 8 of 15 for 188 yards and did not play in the second half. Brunetti scored a 4-yard touchdown run and had a game-high 111 yards on 18 carries. Ole Miss accounted for 532 yards in total offense, including a 10-yard touchdown run from IâTavious Mathers and a 37-yard field goal from Andrew Ritter. Southeast Missouri (0-2) of the Ohio Valley Conference, was led by Scott Lathorp, who threw touchdown passes of 14 and 16 yards to D.J. Foster and Spencer Davis, respectively. Lathrop finished 16 of 24 for 159 yards. Nebraska starts fast, beats Southern Miss
Nebraska 56, Southern Miss. 13
LINCOLN, Neb. â Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Ciante Evans returned first-quarter interceptions for touchdowns and No. 22 Nebraska made quick work of Southern Mississippi in a victory. Taylor Martinez threw for three touchdowns and Ameer Abdullah ran for two more for the Cornhuskers (2-0), who now turn their attention to next weekâs home game against No. 18 UCLA.
Jean-Baptiste jumped in front of Rickey Bradley Jr. just as Allan Bridgfordâs pass arrived on the third play of the game and ran it back 43 yards. Evans put the Huskers up 21-3 with the first of his two interceptions, catching a ball tipped by Tyreâoune Holmes and going 22 yards to the end zone. It was a solid rebound for a Nebraska defense that surrendered 602 yards in a 37-34 win over Wyoming last week. The Golden Eagles (0-2) lost their 14th straight, the longest losing streak in the FBS.
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SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL
Georgia defeats South Carolina
By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. â Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgiaâs beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina 41-30 on Saturday for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East. Coming off a 38-35 loss at Clemson, Georgia could not afford another defeat if it wanted to remain a serious contender for a national title. Murray took care of that, turning in one of the best games of his career and shaking off his reputation as a quarterback who couldnât win the big game. The fifth-year senior capped his stellar day for the Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 SEC) with an 85-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott-Wesley with 13 minutes remaining. The defense made sure it stood up, stuffing Mike Davis on fourth-andgoal from inside the 1. Davis led the Gamecocks (1-1, 0-1) with 149 yards rushing on 16 carries. Georgia snapped a three-year losing streak against the Gamecocks, seizing control of the SEC East though South
Carolina still has a chance to get back in the race, thanks to a more favorable schedule. In fact, the Bulldogs won the division the last two years despite losing to their neighboring rival. Todd Gurley had another huge day for the Bulldogs on the ground, rushing for 136 yards on 30 bruising carries and scoring two touchdowns. His first came on a 2-yard run in a wild first half, which ended with the teams tied at 24. Then, in the final seconds of the third quarter, he hauled in an 8-yard TD pass from Murray to give Georgia a 34-24 lead. Davis ended the third with a 75-yard run down the sideline, and finished off the drive early in the fourth with a 3-yard run. South Carolina missed the extra point, leaving Georgia with a 34-30 lead. It looked as though the Gamecocks were poised to get the ball back when Georgia faced third-and-13 from its own 15. But Murray scrambled away from Jadeveon Clowney â who, again, wasnât much of a factor â and lofted a pass to Scott-Wesley all alone behind the secondary. The speedster ran away from his pursuers in front of the South Carolina bench, giving Georgia an 11-point lead.
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) escapes the grasp of South Carolina linebacker Sharrod Golightly (9) on Saturday. (Photo by John Bazemore, AP)
Hurricanes surprise No. 12 Gators 21-16
From Wire Reports MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) â Once again, Florida flopped against Miami. It just wasnât intentional this time around. The 12th-ranked Gators dominated just about every statistical category â including turnovers, and that ultimately was what decided everything. Florida turned the ball over five times, came up empty on four red-zone trips and wound up losing 21-16 to the Hurricanes on Saturday in whatâs widely expected to be the last time the onetime traditional rivals meet for a long, long time. âI canât give it to Miami,â Gators offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison said. âIt is on us.â Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to put Miami ahead, and the onslaught of Gator mistakes ensured that the Hurricanes stayed there. The win almost certain assures that the Hurricanes â dogged for the last 26 months by a still-unresolved NCAA probe â will return to the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2010. âItâs been such a hard road,â Miami coach Al Golden said. âWeâve just been battling this thing and obviously theyâre one of the teams theyâve been battling during this thing. I think you guys can figure that out. It was just a very cathartic moment. It was a great moment for our guys, all those guys that not only chose the University of Miami during this but stood there and fought.â In 1971, the Gators executed whatâs forever known as the âFlorida Flop,â when the defense fell to the ground and let Miami score, just so the offense could get the ball back and allow John Reaves to break Jim Plunkettâs record for NCAA career passing yards. This one will just go down as an all-day flop. Jeff Driskel completed 22 of 33 passes for a
career-best 291 yards and a late touchdown for Florida (1-1), which had gotten off to 2-0 starts in each of the previous eight seasons. But he had two interceptions, fumbled once and was stopped on a fourth-down try for another giveaway, all part of a messy effort by the Gators. âIt started with me,â Driskel said. âI was careless with the ball.â Duke Johnson added a 2-yard touchdown run for a 21-9 lead with 3:29 left for Miami (2-0), which has won four straight dating back to last season, the longest such streak for the Hurricanes since 2008.
Auburn halts win streak at 9 for Arkansas State
From Wire Reports
victory in Little Rock. But the win didnât come easy as Samford (1-1) AUBURN, Ala. (AP) â Cameron Artis-Payne led 21-17 in the third quarter. rushed for 102 yards, Tre Mason gained 99 and Nick Marshall passed for two touchdowns to lead Vanderbilt 38, Auburn to a 38-9 victory over Arkansas State Austin Peay 3 Saturday night. Marshall passed for 147 yards and ran for 53 for the Tigers (2-0), who halted Arkansas Stateâs nineNASHVILLE, Tenn. â Austyn Carta-Samuels game winning streak. That streak began during ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Auburn coach Gus Malzahnâs one-year reign over Vanderbilt beat Austin Peay. the Red Wolves (1-1) that resulted in a second Leading 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, the straight Sun Belt Conference championship. Commodores opened the game up in the second, Malzahnâs new team racked up 301 rushing scoring touchdowns on four straight possessions. yards and produced a big pass play, too. Marshall hit Carta-Samuels, making his third career start for Sammie Coates in stride for a 68-yard touchdown Vanderbilt, had a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:23 after some misfires on deep balls. remaining in the second. Later on in the quarter, he connected with receiver Jordan Matthews on a 39-yard touchdown play. Texas A&M 65, A week after posting a career-high 178 receiving Sam Houston St. 28 yards against Mississippi, Matthews caught six balls for 111 yards. The senior has caught a touchdown COLLEGE STATION, Texas â Johnny pass in his last seven games. Manziel threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in less than three quarters Tennessee 52, Western Kentucky 20 to give No. 7 Texas A&M to a win over Sam Houston State. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â Tennessee made the Texas A&Mâs suspension-depleted defense was burned for several big plays by the Bearkats (1-1), most of Western Kentuckyâs generosity. Justin Coleman and Cameron Sutton returned the FCS runner-up the last two seasons, in the final interceptions for touchdowns Saturday as Tennessee tuneup before next weekâs rematch with top-ranked scored after each of Western Kentuckyâs five firstAlabama. Texas A&Mâs Mike Evans had a career-high 155 quarter turnovers in a victory over the Hilltoppers. yards receiving, Tra Carson ran for 51 with two Those five turnovers came in a span of six snaps by touchdowns and Ben Malena had 68 yards rushing Western Kentucky. and a score.
LSU 56, UAB 17
BATON ROUGE, La. â Apparently, new LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is doing something right. Zach Mettenbergerâs single-game school record five touchdown passes against UAB attested to that. Three of Mettenbergerâs touchdowns went to Odell Beckham Jr., who also returned a missed field goal 100 yards for a score, and the ninth-ranked Tigers overwhelmed UAB. Even Jeremy Hill got involved for LSU (2-0) when coach Les Miles decided early in the second quarter to end the running backâs benching in connection with his arrest in a bar scuffle last spring.
Kentucky 41, Miami (Ohio) 7
LEXINGTON, Ky. â Kentucky hadnât used sirens to signify touchdowns since Hal Mumme left 13 years ago, but Saturday proved theyâre still in working order after quarterback Maxwell Smith provided many opportunities to use them against Miami (Ohio). Smith threw three long touchdown passes and Jalen Whitlow and Raymond Sanders each added scoring runs as Kentucky beat Miami (Ohio).
Missouri 38, Toledo 23
Arkansas 31, Samford 21
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â Freshmen tailbacks Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams each rushed for more than 100 yards as Arkansas pulled away from Samford, bringing the Razorbacks a much-needed
COLUMBIA, Mo. â Defying the game plan, James Franklin led the way with his legs. Out the window went Missouriâs aim to keep the quarterback healthy by staying in the pocket and being a distributor. Franklin made crucial plays on consecutive scoring drives in the second half, lowering his shoulder more than once while pulling the Tigers out of danger in a victory over Toledo. He led the team with 77 yards on 17 carries.
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NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL
No. 2 Ducks manhandle Cavs
From Wire Reports CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) â DeâAnthony Thomas ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and ran 71 yards for another score, and No. 2Oregon started fast and completely manhandled Virginia 59-10. The Ducks (2-0), who gained a schoolrecord 772 yards last week in beating Nicholls State, looked capable of doing it again against a Virginia defense that hoped to keep the Cavaliers in the game. Oregon finished with 557 yards and did all its scoring while possessing the ball for just 21:25. Virginia (1-1) got an early look at what it was up against as Mariota dropped back on a third-and-5 on the opening series, then bolted up the middle untouched, going 71 yards for a touchdown. After 1:51, the Ducks were on their way to their 16th consecutive victory on their opponentâs field, the longest streak in the country.
They each completed 11 of 12 passes in the first half, and Colter seemed to be fine after suffering a concussion last week at California. He was 15 of 18 for 116 yards and ran for 87 yards. Allen was 27 of 41 with 279 yards, and the Orange will now try to pick themselves up against Wagner and Tulane before beginning Atlantic Coast Conference play against Clemson.
No. 21 Wisconsin 48, Tennessee Tech 0
No. 3 Ohio St. 42, San Diego St. 7
COLUMBUS, Ohio â Kenny Guiton took over when Braxton Miller left with a sprained left knee, running for one touchdown and passing for two while leading Ohio State over San Diego State. Miller watched the last three quarters from the sideline after being sandwiched between two tacklers on the Buckeyesâ seventh offensive play. The Buckeyes (2-0) didnât need him. Guiton, who helped save Ohio Stateâs 12-0 season a year ago, had the most playing time heâs ever had in a game. He set career bests with 19 of 28 passing for 152 yards and 83 rushing yards. It was another disappointing outing for the Aztecs (0-2), who lost 40-19 to FCS Eastern Illinois at home in their opener. Guiton came in having completed 14 of 25 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in his 16 career games. He had totaled 59 yards rushing on 14 attempts.
MADISON, Wis. â Melvin Gordon ran for 140 yards and a score, and Wisconsinâs overpowering defense got its second straight shutout with a win over FCS school Tennessee Tech. Joel Stave was 24 of 29 for 219 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, while defensive back Darius Hillary set the tone early by forcing a fumble that set up a score for the Badgers (2-0). The early-season tuneup went about as well as could be expected for first-year coach Gary Andersen, whoâs breaking in a new 3-4 defense in Madison. Wisconsin had no problems against the Golden Eagles (1-1), whose spread offense got outmuscled by the bigger Badgers. Including Gordon, three backs went over 100 yards for the second straight game. Gordon accumulated all his stats in the first half on nine carries. He had more yards rushing by himself than Tennessee Tech had in total offense (83) at halftime.
No. 23 Baylor 70, Buffalo 13
No. 4 Clemson 52, South Carolina St. 13
CLEMSON, S.C. â Tajh Boyd ran for a touchdown and Clemson returned two interceptions for scores for the first time in program history in a win over FCS opponent South Carolina State. Boyd finished 14-of-23 passing for 169 yards after accounting for five TDs a week ago and becoming a prime Heisman Trophy contender as the Tigers (2-0) defeated No. 11 Georgia 3835. In this one, Boyd scored Clemsonâs first touchdown and played only a half against the Bulldogs (0-2) before finding a spot on the Death Valley sidelines next to offensive coordinator Chad Morris. That was more than enough, though, for Clemson to move to 27-0 all-time against FCS teams. Cornerbacks Martin Jenkins and Darius Robinson each had pick-6 scores to help the Tigers to a 38-7 lead by halftime. Backup Cole Stoudt had three touchdown passes, two to reserve Germone Hopper, in the blowout.
Oregon running back DeâAnthony Thomas (6) finds running room against Virginia Saturday. (Photo by Andrew Shurtleff, AP) Louisville routed Eastern Kentucky on a day the Cardinalsâ defense just missed it second straight shutout. Linebacker Preston Brown had two sacks for Louisville, and Calvin Pryor had an interception as Louisville limited Eastern Kentucky (1-1) to 76 yards of total offense in the first half. Following the noon kickoff, Louisville (20) settled for a pair of field goals from John Wallace after turnovers gave the offense short fields. The Cardinals also settled for a third field goal in the third quarter despite reaching Eastern Kentuckyâs 4. Bridgewater hit his first five passes and wound up 23 of 32 with no interceptions after throwing five touchdowns with one interception in the opener. He tossed TD passes to Damian Copeland, and two to DeVante Parker and Gerald Christian while connecting with eight different receivers.
No. 13 Oklahoma State 56, UTSA 35
SAN ANTONIO â New starter J.W. Walsh completed his first 10 passes and finished 24-ofNo. 8 Louisville 44, 27 for 326 yards with four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State over UTSA. E. Kentucky 7 Itâs the fourth start for the sophomore LOUISVILLE, Ky. â Teddy Bridgewater Walsh, his first this season after a quick relief threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and performance for Clint Chelf last week. With
his speedy start against a Roadrunners team entering its third season of football, Walsh led the Cowboys (2-0) to TDs on five of six firsthalf possessions. UTSA (1-1) tied the score 7-7 when Kenny Bias scored on a 6-yard run with 4:22 left in the first quarter. But Walsh scored from 4 yards out in the second and the Cowboys led 35-7 at halftime. No. 24 TCU 38, Walsh left with six minutes left in the third and the Cowboys up 42-7. SE Louisiana 17 Eric Soza threw three TDs in the fourth quarter for UTSA and finished 24 of 41 for 308 FORT WORTH, Texas â Trevone Boykin yards, with three interceptions. led three straight scoring drives after starter Casey Pachall left with an injury game, and TCU pulled away from Southeastern Louisiana. No. 19 Northwestern 48, Pachall appeared to injure his left arm or Syracuse 27 wrist at the end of a running play late in the second quarter. Boykin ran 16 yards on the next EVANSTON, Ill. â Trevor Siemian play, and Jaden Oberkrom ended the first half threw for 259 yards and a career-high three with a 46-yard field goal that put the Horned touchdowns, and Kain Colter passed for a score Frogs (1-1) ahead 17-14. and ran for another to lead Northwestern over Boykin completed a 29-yard pass to Brandon Syracuse. Carter on the first play of the second half, and Tony Jones added a personal-best 185 yards Carter finished that drive with a 5-yard scoring receiving and a 47-yard TD, and the Wildcats run. Then Boykin threw 27 yards to Josh (2-0) racked up 581 yards on offense. They also Doctson for a 31-14 lead. intercepted Syracuseâs Drew Allen four times. Bryan Bennett had 132 yards passing and Northwestern scored the gameâs first 20 another 132 rushing for the Lions (1-1), who points and led 34-7 at the half after amassing had never scored more than 10 points in five 387 yards, with their quarterbacks picking apart games against BCS teams since bringing back Syracuse (0-2). football in 2003.
WACO, Texas (AP) â Bryce Petty threw for 338 yards and two touchdowns, Lache Seastrunk ran for 150 yards with three scores and Baylorâs first-team offense had 576 total yards in only 11 minutes with the ball in a rout of Buffalo. The starters for the Bears (2-0) had eight touchdowns in their nine drives. The only nonscoring drive was when they had the ball at the end of the first half. Baylor finished with a school-record 781 total yards and topped the 69 points scored a week earlier in what had been the most for the Bears since 1929. Alex Neutz had six catches for a career-high 197 yards for Buffalo (0-2). Petty completed 13 of 16 passes, and two of his incompletions were balls caught but ruled out of bounds. He also ran for a score.
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Packers face 49ers, Kaepernick
By BARRY WILNER Associated Press
The last time the Packers saw Colin Kaepernick in person, he was a meteor bolting through a flimsy defense. When Green Bay journeys to San Francisco for todayâs marquee matchup with the NFC champion 49ers, the defense better be a lot stingier or the Packers will get smashed up again. Kaepernick set a postseason record for quarterbacks by rushing for 181 yards in San Franciscoâs 45-32 divisionalKaepernick round victory. Green Bay, which has a pretty effective passer of its own in Aaron Rodgers, looked inept when it came to slowing down Kaepernick and the Ninersâ read option. As Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews said, the read option âhas become a big part of the league, and it causes you problems because it can make you unsure what to do.â Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers wants his guys to be aggressive and force the issue with Kaepernick and the versatile 49ers offense. Thatâs not easy, of course, with Frank Gore at running back, Vernon Davis at tight end Mississippi State all-time leading rusher AnthonyÂ Dixon (24) and the San Francisco 49ers open the season today against the Green Bay Packers. (Photo by and Anquan Boldin at wide Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP) receiver, all working with a stout line. Stevie Johnson is not-so- Titans have Chris Johnson, a Rodgers actually is one cautiously optimistic about the one-time 2,000-yard rusher. of the better scrambling Pittsburgh has won 10 opener. quarterbacks in the league, âI donât think theyâve got straight home openers, longest and no one throws on the run nobody to stop me for real,â active streak in the league. better, not even Kaepernick. Johnson said, referring to the He could keep off-balance Patriotsâ questionable defense. Kansas City a staunch 49ers defense led âAnd I think weâve got guys by linebackers Patrick Willis, at Jacksonville in the receiver room thatâs as NaVorro Bowman and Aldon good as I am ... if not better.â Smith. Both of these teams were Weâll see. 2-14 on merit last year. Only one, Kansas City, seems ready Atlanta Oakland to distance itself from the cellar. at New Orleans Andy Reid is following an at Indianapolis approach in KC that is similar Welcome back, Sean Payton. The Raiders have the look to the one that helped him turn Now letâs see how much your of the worst team in football. the Eagles from doormats to presence means for the Saints. The Colts look like they could contenders. He brought in a New Orleans lost its first push Houston to the limit in quarterback, Alex Smith, who four games last season while has a good grasp of his West the AFC South. Payton was suspended for Coast offense, and he inherits a Oakland, with nearly $50 the entire schedule due to the lot more talent with the Chiefs million going to players no bounty scandal. He doesnât than new coach Gus Bradley longer on the roster, is playing want his return to be the focus it coy about its starting QB, does with the Jaguars. at the Superdome, especially Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn. Jacksonvilleâs best chance with the division rival Falcons Unless Ken Stabler is coming is for Maurice Jones-Drew to and their equally prolific offense back in his prime, it might not be unstoppable in the ground in town. matter against an Indianapolis game. Sorry, Sean, itâs the big team that went from 2-14 in storyline in the Big Easy. 2011, earning it the top draft âI get it, because itâs a little Miami pick (Andrew Luck), to 11-5. bit unprecedented,â Payton at Cleveland The uncertainty at said. âIâve said this to our quarterback means the Raiders players: Teams are made up The Browns have won four will force feed RB Darren of large groups of players and straight over Miami. To get to McFadden, who when healthy coaches that are committed to is very dangerous. Indy was five, new coach Rob Chudzinski the good of the common cause. 29th against the run last year. needs his offense to pound the I donât buy into the idea that, ball with Trent Richardson. âWell, now the head coach is The Dolphins are considered back and theyâll be back to New York Giants a potential challenger to New contending right away.â Thereâs England in the AFC East, at Dallas no evidence of that.â but after a difficult preseason, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expectations might have been Minnesota loves the idea of his team being tempered. They brought in featured in prime time. He Mike Wallace as a deep threat at Detroit New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be back on the sidelines to start the season must hate the idea of playing to complement Brian Hartline today when his team plays the Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Wilfredo Lee, AP) the Giants, who have never lost in the passing game, but with This one is simple: If the in Jerryâs billion-dollar house, Bush gone to Detroit, who will Lions can neutralize Adrian run the ball? Peterson, then their high- skills, he also was one of the Cam Newton and Russell got a huge contract. If he can going 4-0. franchiseâs biggest headaches Wilson are focal points, how unnerve Bears QB Jay Cutler, Breakaway receiver Victor powered offense could have a field day, particularly if Reggie because of several contract much the defenses can slow who can be rattled, Cincinnati Cruz is back from a bruised left Arizona down the opposition will would prosper. heel, something Eli Manning Bush ignites the running game. disputes. at St. Louis So New York dealt him to decide this one. Newton will Two standout wideouts, finds critical for New York. That, of course, is an IF the size Tampa, and the NFL, showing face a superb secondary led by Cincyâs A.J. Green and âDefinitely, itâs good to have of Ford Field. The Rams went 4-1-1 in Peterson rushed for 273 its sense of timing â or sense All-Pros Richard Sherman and Chicagoâs Brandon Marshall, all your weapons out there, the division, and considering of humor â scheduled him Earl Thomas, and each side will be on display. one of your top receivers,â yards in two games against how strong San Francisco and to return from last seasonâs has a terrific linebacker, Bobby Manning said. âItâs good to Detroit in his MVP 2012 Seattle were last season, thatâs knee surgery right back at the Wagner in Seattle and 2012 get him running around. Iâm season. He could reach that New England impressive. Meadowlands. Defensive Rookie of the Year excited heâll be back for this number on Sunday if he at Buffalo If St. Louis truly is on the Considering the uncertainty Luke Kuechly in Carolina. opening game.â matches the way he performed upswing in its second season at quarterback for Rex Ryanâs down the stretch as Minnesota The Patriots, winners of nine under Jeff Fisher, it will get club â rookie Geno Smith won four straight to get a wild Cincinnati Tennessee straight openers, dominate the more production in the deep starts â Revis could find card last year. at Chicago Bills like no one else, winning passing game. The tools are at Pittsburgh Detroit has its own record himself with several chances for 18 of the last 19 meetings and there with QB Sam Bradford setter, of course, in WR Calvin picks. And pick 6s. A very intriguing game out 23 of 25. Donât look for Tom and first-round pick Tavon Yes, the NFL is a passing Johnson. âMegatronâ had of the gate for the Bengals, Bradyâs streak of games with league, and when Ben Austin. 1,964 yards receiving on 122 Seattle who many see as a Super Bowl TD passes (48, second only to Roethlisberger is healthy, the Bruce Arians parlayed catches. at Carolina contender â or at the very Drew Breesâ 54) to end against Steelers can do major damage an interim coaching gig in least, an AFC North winner. an injury-depleted secondary. through the air. Indianapolis after Chuck Tampa Bay Historically, the Seahawks A win at Soldier Field over Plus, thereâs Buffaloâs Still, this has the look of Pagano underwent treatment donât travel to the East Coast the revamped Bears under new quandary at quarterback, where whatever team runs most for leukemia into NFL Coach at New York Jets too successfully. That really coach Marc Trestman could it can only hope first-round effectively will take charge. of the Year honors. And now, at pick EJ Manuel, who will start, While the Steelersâ backfield age 60, his first head coaching Darrelle Revis was the Jetsâ shouldnât be a factor to start the stamp Cincinnati as a force. To get it, the Bengals will has fully recovered from his is a jumble after the presumed assignment, with a Cardinals best player for most of his six season, though, and this is one need a big effort from star preseason left knee injury. starter, rookie LeâVeon Bell, team that fell apart after a 4-0 years with them. A shutdown of Seattleâs best squads. cornerback with big-play While versatile quarterbacks DT Geno Atkins, who just Yet, somehow, Bills receiver sprained his right foot, the start in 2012.
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Early teal, rail seasons open in state Sept. 14
For Starkville Daily News JACKSON â The fallâs first duck hunting opportunity for Mississippi will begin when early teal season opens on September 14 and will last until September 29. Teal season is growing in popularity as hunters are learning how fun it can be to break out their decoys and calls to watch blue-winged teal sail through the air. Hunters need to make sure their hunting license is current for the 2013-14 hunting season, complete with Harvest Information Program certification for Mississippi. Hunters also need to purchase state and federal waterfowl stamps. The bag limit for the September teal season is six per day (all teal species) with no more than 18 in possession. Rail seasons also open September 14 and will close November 22. Birds included in these seasons are king, clapper, sora, and Virginia rails, as well as moorhens, and gallinules. The daily bag limit for clapper and king rails is 15 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 45 singly or in aggregate. The daily bag limit for moorhens and gallinules is 15 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 45 singly or in aggregate. The daily bag limit for Virginia and sora rails is 25 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 75 singly or in aggregate. Shooting hours are from 30 minutes prior to sunrise until sunset. Hunters should remember that non-toxic shot must be used for waterfowl hunting. In areas where hunters may have a chance to harvest teal in addition to other migratory game birds, only nontoxic shot should be used for the dayâs hunt. For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.com/waterfowlÂ or call 601-432-2199. Follow on Facebook atÂ www. facebook.com/mdwfpÂ or on Twitter aÂ www.twitter. com/MDWFPonline. hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit www. mdwfp.com/deerÂ or call 601-432-2199. Â
T aking it easy
MWFP Foundation to host Super Hunt in November
JACKSON â The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MWFP Foundation) will host the first annual âSuper Hunt: A Deer Hunt for Youth with Disabilitiesâ on November 1â3. This three day event is free to any disabled child ages 6 to 17. âThis is a truly special weekend,â said Chad Dacus, MDWFP wildlife bureau director. âSeeing the smiles on the kidsâ faces makes all of the work on this event worth it. This event would not be possible without the support of many landowners, volunteers, and sponsors.â In addition to the deer hunt, participants will enjoy activities such as fishing, archery, laser shot, interacting with live animals from the MS Museum of Natural Science, a display of emergency vehicles, and more. Registration for hunters, landowners, and volunteers is open until October 15 atÂ foundationmwfp.com/ SuperHunt.Â To stay updated on the Super Hunt, like our Facebook page atÂ www.facebook.com/ FoundationSuperHunt. 12-point sponsors of the MWFP Foundation Super Hunt include Bass Pro Shops, Mazzioâs Italian Eatery, Outback Steakhouse, and Primos Hunting Calls. The MWFP Foundation works with the MDWFP to protect and preserve Mississippiâs wonderful wildlife heritage for generations to come. The MWFP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information about the MWFP Foundation, visitÂ foundationmwfp.com/SuperHunt. For more information regarding hunting and youth events in Mississippi, visit www.mdwfp.comÂ or call 601-432-2199. Â
Permit needed for survey for white-tailed deer
JACKSON â September is a prime month for conducting camera surveys for white-tailed deer. Camera surveys are a proven technique that managers and hunters can use for estimating population density, adult sex ratio, and buck age structure. Camera surveys require âfeed stationsâ to be set up throughout the property and normally use one camera station per 100 acres. However, fewer cameras can be used depending on data needed. Surveys are normally conducted over a 10 to 20-day period. As described in 40 Miss Admin. Code, Part 2, Rule 2.4, a 21-day camera survey permit must be obtained from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). This permit is free of charge and can be requested online atÂ www.mdwfp.com/deer. MDWFP Deer Program biologists encourage managers to conduct a fall camera survey and gather data about the local deer herd to set deer harvest goals. âWith access to deer density and quality estimates, hunters and mangers can set realistic harvest goals,â said Southwest deer program biologist Kamen Campbell. âAdult sex ratio and buck age structure can also be analyzed to determine if your management program is successful.â MDWFP Deer Program biologists are glad to offer assistance to anyone wanting to learn more about camera surveys. Â For more information regarding deer or deer
MDWFP offers deer management technical guidance
JACKSON â Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Program biologists provide countless hours of technical guidance to landowners, lease holders, and hunters across the Magnolia State annually. This technical guidance is primarily provided through the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). In 2012, MDWFP Deer Program biologists conducted over 200 technical guidance site visits. Â Harvest data collected by deer hunters enrolled in DMAP is the primary tool that the MDWFP uses to monitor the stateâs deer herd. Â Annually, over 500 DMAP cooperators provide deer harvest data to the MDWFP. Hundreds of thousands of deer are part of the statewide DMAP database. Since 1986, in excess of 20,000 deer have been available annually for analysis. Â In general, DMAP participation across Mississippi is well distributed except for the Southeast Region. Â The MDWFP encourages landowners and lease holders to contact the regional MDWFP Deer Program biologist in the Southeast Region to learn more about participation in DMAP. Â For more information regarding DMAP or deer hunting opportunities in Mississippi, visit www. mdwfp.com/deerÂ or call 601-432-2199.
Travis Branch and his son, Jason, fish at The Woodlands Kiwanis Clubâs annual Kidsâ Fishing Contest in The Woodlands, Texas during Labor Day weekend. (Photo by Jason Fochtman, The Courier, AP)
Roosevelt was the pioneer of environmental agenda
s we begin this yearâs hunting season, it is proper to reflect back as to how we got here. It was mainly because of our nationâs wildlife laws, which actually got its beginning in Mississippi. In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt came to Mississippi and went bear hunting. Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear and the story spread and hence the âteddy bearâ was born to honor Rooseveltâs conservation ethic. Roosevelt was the pioneer of our first environmental agenda. In 1905, he worked with Congress to create federal wildlife reserves. He created the Forest Service. Since that time, many laws have been passed for wildlife protection, restoration and enhancement. Wildlife that is nonmigratory is the responsibility of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, who sets hunting seasons, bag limits and other regulations for Mississippi. Migratory wildlife, such as ducks and doves, are the responsibility of the federal government. The major federal laws are the Lacey Act, Migratory Game Bird Treaty Act, Migratory Bird Hunting Act, PittmanRobertson Act, Marine Mammals Protection Act, Clean Water Act
James Cummins Wildlife Mississipppi
and Endangered Species Act. The Lacey Act, which was passed in 1900, prohibits the interstate transportation of illegally killed wildlife. This Act was passed to aid in curtailing market hunting. In 1918, the Migratory Game Bird Treaty Act was passed. It allowed the United States to enter into a treaty with Canada to prohibit the killing of migratory birds for commercial reasons. This Act also places other restrictions on the taking of migratory birds. In 1934, the Migratory Bird Hunting Act was passed; it requires duck hunters over the age of 16 to purchase a duck stamp before they hunt. Money from the sale of the stamps raises funds for refuges for migratory birds. The
expenditure of such funds must be approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission; Senator Thad Cochran is one of the two Senators on it. In 1937, the PittmanRobertson Act was passed. The Act, which generates federal funds from taxes on hunting equipment, distributes funds to states based on land area and the number of licensed hunters. The equivalent on the fishing side is WallopBreaux, or the Sport Fishing Restoration Act. In 1969, the Endangered Species Act was signed by President Richard Nixon. Later, Nixon signed the Clean Water Act. Marine mammals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. This Act protects a variety of marine mammals such as the walrus and polar bear, of which fellow Mississippian Dan Guravich was famous for photographing. James L. Cummins is executive director of Wildlife Mississippi, a nonprofit, conservation organization founded to conserve, restore and enhance fish, wildlife and plant resources throughout Mississippi. Their web site is www.wildlifemiss. org. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
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