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Eupora police officer killed
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A Eupora Police officer died Wednesday after trying to stop a high-speed chase. Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed said Keith Crenshaw, 52, of Eupora died after trying to deploy a spike strip to stop three suspected robbers that authorities wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Grenada. Turnipseed said authorities were moni-
toring the suspects’ location while trying to gather officers to apprehend them. “The suspects saw blue lights from the local sheriff’s department and bolted,” he said. “We were trying to get as many officers in the area as possible before starting pursuit.” He said the suspects were believed to be armed and dangerous. Turnipseed said Crenshaw set up a spike strip on Highway 82 near the Highway 9 intersection in Eupora. At about 10:15 a.m.,
Eupora Police Officer Keith Crenshaw (second row, third from left) died Wednesday while attempting to help stop a high-speed chase in Eupora. Crenshaw, 52, left behind six children. See POLICE | Page 3 (Photo courtesy Eupora Police Department)
Sturgis mayor called on carpet for ethics issue
Citywide Tailgate will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Thirteen teams had signed up to participate as of Wednesday evening. Event proceeds will benefit the United Way of North Central Mississippi. (Submitted photo)
By STEVEN NALLEY city while he was in office, but he said he sold them at cost, making no profit off the sales. That way, Sturgis Mayhe said, the city would not have or Walter Turnto spend travel dollars to go to er is slated to the next nearest hardware stores appear today in in other towns. Jackson before “I don’t know how much the Mississippi money I saved the town, but it’s Ethics Commisabout $15 per trip over several sion, which has years,” Turner said. Turner charged him Turner became mayor in with violating March 2008, and he said the ethics codes by selling goods to Board of Aldermen approved the city of Sturgis while in office. all purchases from his hardware Turner is the owner of Adams store. Hardware, the sole hardware Mississippi law does allow store in Sturgis. According to an municipal boards to pass ethics MEC letter signed by Assistant resolutions and file them with Director Chris Graham asking MEC to request exemption from Turner to appear for the hearethics codes when they cause uning, MEC found probable cause due hardship. But Turner said to believe Adams Hardware sold this option was never discussed. goods to the town of Sturgis “We never thought we needduring Turner’s tenure as mayor. ed to do it,” Turner said. “That Mississippi law says no public officer can have a monetary interest could have been done, and probin any order made by a govern- ably should have been done, but mental board either during his or nobody thought to do it at the her term or until at least one year time.” Turner said the city had not after it expires. bought goods from Adams “After a hearing, if the Ethics Hardware for two years. That Commission finds (Turner) viowas because in September 2011, lated the law, (he) can be subject to a range of penalties including, MEC investigated the possibility but not limited to, restitution and that such sales had been going other legal and equitable reme- on, but they did not schedule a dies, a civil fine of up to $10,000 hearing at that time. Turner said MEC had inper violation and removal from formed him that the ruling on his office,” the letter said. Turner did not deny that Ad- case would not come out until 30 ams Hardware sold goods to the days after the hearing.
SPD alerts citizens OCH helps girl learn to walk again of possible scam
By MORGAN UPTON By ALEX HOLLOWAY asking for personal information.” Perkins said customers need to be aware if any calls claiming to come Local authorities and utility pro- from local utility companies came viders are urging customers to be from non-local telephone numbers. aware of a reported utilities scam She said the department hadn’t targeting local consumers. made any arrests in connection to According to a Starkville Police the reported scam so far. Department press release, residents Perkins said local businesses and have received calls from a scammer residents first brought the incident claiming to be a local utility provider to the department’s attention. representative. The caller has threatStarkville Electric Department ened to turn off targeted customers’ General Manager Terry Kemp said power if they do not pay immedi- the department is taking the calls ately over the phone. The caller has very seriously. demanded personal credit card infor“We do not call customers and mation in the scam. ask for card information or demand “If someone calls saying they’re payment,” he said. “Also, all of our from the utility company, immedi- employees have identification on ately call your utility company and them. We want people to know who check with them,” said SPD Detec- we are, and clearly, we would not tive Stephanie Perkins. “All the util- be calling them. If someone were ity companies will probably say the same thing — that they don’t call See SPD | Page 3
When she was 11 years old, Kaley Edwards was told by many doctors she would never walk again. Kaley was riding a four-wheeler with a friend when the two fell into a ravine. Kaley was thrown into the four-wheeler’s handle bars and her right hip, pelvis and right arm were broken and her sciatic nerve was damaged. While many doctors told Kaley she would never walk again, some thought it could happen over time with the aid of crutches or a cane. None of those were options to Kaley, and now she is a cheerleader and softball player for French Camp Academy. It wasn’t easy. The pain wasn’t manageable. She had developed complex pain syndrome and her left foot was paralyzed. A month after her initial osteotomy to repair her hip, it broke again while in rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and she eventually had a complete hip replacement. It was while she was in Chicago that Kaley said she stopped pitying herself and wanted to work hard. “While going to Chicago, in my mind I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this,’” Kaley said. “Everybody was telling me I can’t. I saw people in Chicago that were so much worse off than me. I thought, ‘What am I complaining about?’” It could have been so much worse.” OCH Regional Medical Center’s physical therapist, It was imperative for Kaley to do water therapy after her Carol Walters, works with Kaley Edwards in the surgeries and OCH Regional Medical Center’s physical therapy therapeutic pool. Walters was instrumental in helping See OCH | Page 3 Edwards walk again. (Submitted photo)
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Around Town
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u Oktibbeha County Historical/Genealogical Society — Frances Langerfeld will be the speaker at 7 p.m. at the Starkville Public Library for the monthly meeting of the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society. Everyone is invited.
u NARFE — The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.  Cindy Walker is this month’s guest speaker and will be speaking about the Alzheimer’s Association.  All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend. u Fall Festival — Blessings M.B. Church will have its first fall festival from 5-7 p.m. at the Sportsplex. Enjoy food, games, fun and delicious treats. Contact Pastor Martin at 341-2278 for more information. u Pumpkinpalooza — Pumpkinpalooza will be from 6-8 p.m. on Main Street. There will be a pep rally by the MSU spirit squad, a pumpkin patch, fall community market and much more.
Pam White, governing board chairmen of Rosalie Mansion, spoke to the Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. White shared photographs and spoke on the history of Rosalie Mansion, an antebellum home in Natchez. Pictured are: (L-R) Helen Polk, Pam White, Libby Gill and June Carpenter. (Submitted photo)
u UCAC — UCAC will have its monthly meeting at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held at BJ3 Center located at 5226 Old West Point Rd. The public is invited to come and get info on Agricultural related opportunities and issues. u Funtober Autumn Festival —The Civic League of Mathiston will be sponsoring the FunTober Autumn Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mathiston’s town park. There will be local vendors and artisans, live music through out the day, a pumpkin carving/decorating contest and more. Vendor spots are $10 each for a 12 x 12 spot and electricity is available at no extra fee. All of our contest winners will receive great prizes. For more information or for a vendor form, please contact Betty Jeffcoats at 662-312-8724 or email u Cemetery Clean Up — The Starkville Cemetery Association and the Maroon and White Volunteers are holding
the Fall Clean Up at 9 a.m. at Oddfellows Cemetery on University Drive. u Trail Walk — The Friends of Noxubee Refuge will hold a guided trail walk at 9 a.m. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Call 3235548 for more information. u Music Trail Expansion — The Pilot Club of Starkville invites you to join in celebration at 10 a.m. at the Music Trail at McKee Park for new instruments.  Please join us for music, a puppet show, face painting and kid-friendly munchies. u Legal Forum — There will be a legal forum at noon on at the Rogers & Johnson (COCO) Community Center, 13608 Old Highway 82 East, Starkville, featuring: Judge Jim Kitchen,  Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney and Honorable Dennis Erby, U. S. Marshall, Northern District. Refreshments will be served and public is invited.
u Church Anniversary — Greater Pine Grove COCHUSA (Old Hwy 25 South) will celebrate its 113th year anniversary with a picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKee Park. The public is invited. u 29th Annual Program — Sand Creek Chapel M.B. Church Nurses’ Guild will be having their 29th Annual Program on at 10:45 a.m. on. Pastor Christopher A. Mayes will be the speaker for this program. The public is invited. u Sabbath Day celebration — The children at the Disciples United Methodist Church will be celebrating the
Sabbath Day in a service at 11 a.m. Eddie Hinton is the pastor. For information contact Lena Smith 324-4674. The meessage will be by Vanessa Collins. u Deacon Ordination — Pleasant Ridge M.B. Church in Woodland is holding its deacon ordination service at 2:30 p.m. on. Guest speaker will be Rev. P.L. Mongtomery, pastor of New Hope M.B. Church in Grenada. Contact Brenda Hamilton at 4564311 for more information. u Usher Day — New Zion will hold its annual Usher Day program at 3 p.m. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Earl Willis and the Chapel Hill Church family. Pastor Tyrone Stallings, Sr. invites the public. u Family and Friends Day — Mt. Airy M.B. Church in Sturgis will have Family and Friends Day on at 3 p.m. Rev. James Moore, pastor of Traveler’s Rest of Mathiston will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited. Mt. Airy pastor Dennis Johnson invites everyone. u Women of the Bible — The Prayer Warriors fo Faith and Works Community Church will present a skit on women of the Bible at 3 p.m. The title of the skit is Seven Wise Women, Three Foolish. u Spiritual Enlightening — Pleasant Hill U.M. Church invites everone ot share in its Youth Spiritual Enlightening of the Word at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Deacon Willie Johnson of Good Hope M.B. Church. Contact Rosey Coffey-Graham at 242-7962 for more information. u Singing — There will be a Bill Gather-style singing at 6:30 p.m. at the Maben Church of God, located on
Crowley Drive in Maben. For u Hallelujah Night — more information call 722Sand Creek Chapel M.B. 0531. Church will have a Hallelujah night at 6 p.m. The Public is Monday invited. u Telescope Viewing — u Rotary — Scott Strick- The MSU Howell Observalin, MSU athletic director, tory will have a public telewill speak at noon on Oct. scope viewing night from 28 at the Starkville Country 7-9 p.m. Join us to look at Club. He will be introduced Mars, the Pleiades cluster and by David Boles. Rotary the Andromeda galaxy! Cosmeets each Monday noon at tumes welcome. There will be candy. Starkville Rotary Club.   u Common Core — There will be a workshop for preschool teachers and parThursday ents to learn to prepare your child for school from 5-7 p.m. u Military Charity Reon Oct. 28 at Emerson Fam- cital — KMG Creations’ ily Resource Center. Contact 5th Annual Military CharLynn Phillips at 320-4607 to ity Dance Recital “Honoring register. Veterans” will be held on, November 10. Today is the cutoff for sending pictures to Tuesday be used in the presentations. Submit photos by email or u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will Facebook.For more informameet at noon at The Hilton tion contact KMG Creations Garden Inn.  Mike Tagert, at 648-9333 or 2013kmgNorthern District Transpor- tation Commissioner, will be u Active Parenting — the speaker. Visitors & pro- Active Parenting will focus spective members are always on tools to improve parenting welcome. skill from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at u Relaxation Tech- Reed’s Place. Contact Elmaniques — Nancy Ball, RN, rie Carr Brooks at 320-4607 BSN with Starkville Clinic for for more information and to Women, will discuss Relax- register. ation Techniques for Labor u Sawdust and Splinters & Delivery at 5:30 p.m. at — Saw-Axe-Spur Producat Emerson Family Resource tions, Inc. proudly introduces Center.  Free childcare and Sawdust and Splinters. It will snacks are provided, and to showcase the talents of chamregister please call 320-4607. pion lumberjacks, pole climbu Childbirth Classes — ers and chainsaw carvers at 9 Childbirth classes will be of- a.m. daily from Oct. 31-Nov. fered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2 in Magnolia. It also includes at Emerson Family Resource food, live music, arts and Center. Nancy Ball will be the crafts vendors, children’s acinstructor. Call 320-4607 to tivities, a charity auction, porregister. table sawmill demonstrations and much more! For further information about Sawdust Wednesday
u Childbirth Classes — OCH Regional Medical Center is holding childbirth classes during the month of October. Classes will be held on Mondays from 6– 8:30 p.m. in the OCH Ed Facility.  The class fee is $70.  To sign up or for questions, call Paula Hamilton, perinatal nurse manager at 662-6153364. u ABE/GED Classes — ABE/GED classes are offered from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays at the J.L. King Center. For more information contact 3246913. u Starkville School District — SSD Lunch Applications for 2013-14 school year now available. The Office of Child Nutrition is now located on the north end of the Henderson Ward Stewart Complex. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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@ or 662615-0021. u Storytime — Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays. Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are invited! u Mini Moo Time — The Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds Mini Moo Time at 9 a.m. every Thurday. There are stories, activities, and crafts for kids six and under. The event is free. u BrainMinders Puppet Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of preschool or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every first, second, fourth and fifth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room and play at 3 p.m. on the third Saturdays at the Carrington Nursing Home. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-323-6290. u Samaritan Club meetings — Starkville Samaritan Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s Deli
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Wildlife society honors MSU associate director
For Starkville Daily News The associate director of two research centers at Mississippi State University is a new Fellow in The Wildlife Society. Loren W. “Wes” Burger Jr., a professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, was recognized for exceptional service to the wildlife profession at the 2013 annual meeting of The Wildlife Society. Burger serves as associate director of the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Burger’s research interests include bobwhite quail and grassland bird ecology and management. He served as project coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Bobwhite Habitat Restoration Project, a research effort to determine wildlife response to Farm Bill conservation practices. On behalf of USDA-Farm Service Agency, Burger designed and coordinated a national monitoring program to measure the response of bobwhite and grassland birds to a new conservation buffer practice. For more than two decades, Burger has led research programs focused on integrating wildlife conservation into agricultural production systems. “Wes Burger is an exceptional administrator and advances agriculture and natural resources within our state,” said MSU College of Forest Resources Dean George Hopper. “He has a proven track record of securing extramural grants and leadthe suspects’ identification as of Wednesday afternoon due to an ongoing criminal investigation. Eupora Mayor Dan Burchield said Crenshaw’s death was a significant loss for the city. “Officer Crenshaw, like many of our officers, was a lifelong resident of the city of Eupora,” he said. “Keith will always be remembered as an invaluable asset to our police department. All of our officers should try to emulate his helpful and servant spirit.” Burchfield said Crenshaw left behind six children and at least two grandchildren. pool and a therapeutic pool. Kaley’s left foot was paralyzed and the therapeutic pool was used to help her relearn the movement of walking. “It has a really deep end,” Walters said. “It takes pressure off the spine and and allowed Kaley to truly simulate jogging and running again.” Once she was weight bearing Walters moved her out of the water and had her take small steps using parallel bars for support. Walters said when she first began working with Kaley, she was unsure if she would ever be able to walk without assistance. “I knew it would be a challenge,” Walters said. “I didn’t know to what extent. There was the hope with ankle and foot orthosis and different things. It may not be just her, but she would walk.” Kaley began therapy in early November of 2009 and continued until late in 2011. Eventually, Kaley moved from a wheelchair to a walker. She then progressed to crutches and a cane to no assistance at all. OCH provided Kaley with the necessary equipment needed thing for people to remember is, in all cases, to not give out information without knowing who they’re dealing with.” Starkville Electric Department can be contacted at 662323-3133. According to information provided by 4-County Electric Power Association, the company had warned its customers about anyone posing as a 4-County employee calling or going to their homes threatening to disconnect their power. 4-County Public Relations and Marketing Manager Jon ing interdisciplinary programs, making him a tremendous asset to the research programs at Mississippi State.” Burger is a Grisham Master Teacher and was named the Dale H. Arner Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management in the College of Forest Resources. He holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and mathematics from Murray State University. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in wildlife biology from the University of Missouri. Founded in 1937, The Wildlife Society is an international scientific and educational organization representing more than 9,100 wildlife professionals. For more information on The Wildlife Society, visit http:// “I was privileged to be on the board of aldermen at the time he was hired, approximately 12-13 years ago,” Burchfiled said. “He’s been an officer all that time since. Because he was a lifelong resident and knew everyone, he was the epitome of a public servant. We all know when you’re in law enforcement, it can be a very dangerous job. Here in Eupora, we’re very fortunate that our crime rate historically has been so low. Keith has been known as an officer that would be there to help anyone that knew him. He always had a smiling face that everybody enjoyed.” for her physical therapy. Suzanne said that Kaley had many issues arise, but the staff was always prepared. Walters said the best thing about OCH’s therapy program was that it was the only department in the region that had all four therapy disciplines: occupational, physical, speech and sports medicine. “Thankfully she didn’t, but if Kaley had a head injury and needed speech therapy or occupational therapy, she could had been able to go through the continuum here,” Walters said. “She could have scheduled all her appointments under one setting.” It’s been two years since Kaley finished her physical therapy with Walker. Suzanne said watching Kaley walk still makes her very emotional years later. “It was a never give up kind of thing with her,” Suzanne said. “She was constantly pushing the envelope. I owe Kaley walking and doing this well to God and OCH. They did a really good job. I would recommend OCH to anybody. I think really highly of them. She’s just a little miracle … I bawl every time I see her walk across the yard. It’s a big deal.” Turner said that, so far, the company had only received a complaint of the calls in Choctaw County. He said he was not aware of any reports of 4-County customers being targeted in Starkville. Perkins said any Starkville resident that suspects they are being targeted by the scam should report it to the police department at 662-323-4134. She advised anyone calling to report to keep the phone number the suspected scammer contacted them with and the name provided to them.
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(Coach’s Corner). All potential members and other guests are invited to attend. The Samaritan Club supports Americanism, works to prevent child abuse, provides community service and supports youth programs. For more information, email starkvillesamaritans@gmail. com or call 662-323-1338. Please see our website: http:// www.starkvillesamaritanclub. org/ u Worship services — Love City Fellowship Church, at 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Starkville, will hold worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Apostle Lamorris Richardson is pastor. u OSERVS classes — OSERVS is offering multiple courses for the community and for health care professionals to ensure readiness when an emergency situation large or small arises. If interested in having OSERVS conduct one of these courses, feel free to contact the agency’s office by phone at (662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday or stop by the offices at 100 Highway 12 East at South Jackson Street during those same hours. Fees are assessed per participant and include all necessary training materials. u Spring speaker series — A different speaker for Starkville’s 175th birthday celebration will speak at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the John Grisham room at the Mitchell Memorial Library. u GED classes — Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville in Starkville, will offer free ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. For more information call 662-320-4607. u Writing group — The Starkville Writer’s Group meets the first and third Saturday of the month at 10
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the suspects swerved to avoid the spike strip and struck Crenshaw with their vehicle before it strayed into the median and hit a steel light pole. Turnipseed said one suspect was ejected from the vehicle and died. Another suspect was taken to a hospital in Tupelo, and Turnipseed said he was not aware of the suspect’s condition as of Wednesday afternoon. Turnipseed said he was not aware of the third suspect’s condition or location. Authorities did not release
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department was the only place nearby that had pools for that. Kaley’s mother, Suzanne, said they were connected with one of OCH’s physical therapists Carol Walters, who the Edwards’ instantly loved. Walters said she also noticed the connection. “That always makes a huge difference because I’m thinking, ‘I know this is going to be uncomfortable sometimes, but you’ve got to trust me,’” Walters said. She immediately put Kaley to work, something Kaley said she wasn’t very fond of at first. “She was awesome,” Kaley said. “Even though I would yell at her she would be like, ‘OK. We’re going to keep going and I’m going to push you a little farther.’ Although I hated it at the time, I appreciate it now. I would not be able to be where I am.” Kaley began physical therapy at OCH unable to walk and was non-weight bearing. OCH’s physical therapy unit has two pools for hydrotherapy, a lap
a.m. in the upstairs area of the Bookmart and Cafe in downtown Starkville. For more information, contact Debra Wolf at dkwolf@ or call 662-3238152. u BNI meetings — A chapter of Business Networking International will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District conference room. For more information, call Barbara Coats at 662-418-7957 or Matt Rose at 662-2758003. u Square dancing — Dancing and instruction on basic steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Sportplex Annex, 405 Lynn Lane.  Enjoy learning with our caller and friendly help from experienced dancers. Follow the covered walk to the small building.  Look us up on Facebook “Jolly Squares”. u Dance team applications — KMG Creations children dance company “The Dream Team” is currently accepting dance applications for the 4-6 year old group and 10-18 year old group. For more information, call 662-648-9333 or e-mail danzexplosion@ u Noontime devotional study — Join a group of interdenominational ladies for lunch and discussion about the book “Streams in the Desert” from noon to 1 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Aug. 20 at the Book Mart Cafe in downtown Starkville. u Quilting group meeting — The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. All interested quilters are invited to attend. For more information, call Luanne Blankenship at 662323-7597. u Sanitation Department schedules — A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Ser-
vices Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection – Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection – Monday only, recycling collection first and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection – Tuesday and Friday, rubbish collection – Tuesday only, recycling collection – second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be five Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the fifth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http://www. or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga — Trinity Presbyterian Church offers free senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The church is located at 607 Hospital Road in Starkville. u Veteran volunteering — Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established “We Honor Veterans” program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-6151519 or email carly.wheat@ u MSU Philharmonia — Pre-college musicians looking for a full orchestra experience are welcome to join MSU Philharmonia from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays in the MSU Band Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind players must have high school band experience and be able to read music, and junior and senior high school string players must be able to read music with the ability to shift to second and third positions. For more information, wind players should contact Richard Human at or 662325-8021, and string players should contact Shandy Phillips at or 662-325-3070.
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to call, we would encourage customers not to give out any information about their account and to call our office to get information and check for verification.” Kemp said SED had notified the police in response to customers being targeted by phone and having their personal information demanded of them. “It’s unfortunate that these things occur,” he said. “The
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Tuesday, that caught my attention. To be absolutely clear, the executive session was legal. Mississippi Code 25-41-7 4(b) allows for public bodies — including those the legislature establishes — to discuss legal issues, personnel or a few other specific item classifications, and the commission clearly stated before entering executive session it would discuss a legal matter. But just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. The commission has no personnel, no regulatory or governing authority, and it has no power to appropriate funds, construct facilities or even to consolidate the schools. The things its members discuss, either publicly or privately, have no actual weight until the legislature applies some or all of the body’s recommendations. It can discuss or even vote to give all district children lit sparklers at 7:30 every morn-
Thursday, October 24, 2013
‘Can’ doesn’t always mean ‘should’
ing and that action, in itself, means nothing. In my opinion, boards or commissions, regardless of whether they have governing authority, should only retreat to executive session when publicly discussing an item would either violate someone’s privacy rights or compromise the body’s overall mission. So, what exactly would the commission need to discuss that would violate one of its members’ privacy rights (since it has no personnel) or hamstring its ability to recommend its consolidation plan to the legislature? Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said Wednesday that the matter dealt with the commission’s legal strategy to craft a plan that would satisfy the Department of Justice, which must give final approval for the legislature’s consolidation plan before it can be enacted. Mainly, he said the
The work of the Comand very complicated mission on Starkville matters, some of which Consolidated School are beyond its control. District Structure has enTherefore, expecting dured some public scruthis commission’s memtiny recently, particularly bers to pull rabbits from criticism it hasn’t accomtheir hats and turn them plished enough since into eagles, especially in it began looking into just a few months, may Zack Plair how to best consolidate be a tad unfair. On the Starkville and Oktibbeha other hand, this deals Editor County school districts. with people’s children The Mississippi legislature estab- and how academically prepared they lished the commission earlier this will be in an ever-changing world, year and ordered it to report its find- which is both the primary reason for ings to the legislature by March. The the commission moving slow and schools are ordered to merge by July being careful, and for the public’s 2015. The seven-member commis- criticisms of the same. sion has administrative and parent I’ve taken the stance of “wait and representatives from each district see” as it pertains to the commisas well as a representative from the sion’s overall effectiveness and the Mississippi Department of Educa- integrity of its ultimate recommention. dations to the legislature, but when Its task is monumental, as it has a the commission took to executive short time to sift through numerous session to discuss a “legal matter” on
two districts had to merge their respective desegregation plans in a manner DOJ would accept. “We have to have a legal strategy we think the DOJ will buy before we consolidate,” Holloway said in a phone interview Wednesday. “… You don’t want your legal strategy to be discussed in public.” Holloway said the commission was working to deal in advance with any number of issues the DOJ would look at, including racial parity and adequate facilities among the consolidated district’s campuses. If the plan ultimately doesn’t fit DOJ’s fancy, Holloway said it could cause a ripple effect of negative consequences. “(DOJ) could say we have to bus 20 percent of the kids to East Oktibbeha for racial parity,” he said. “They could tell us to basically re-
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Obamacare in need of a doctor
BY MICHAEL GERSON Washington Post For liberals, it is a cruel twist of history that Harry Truman’s dream of universal health coverage, carried forward by generations of committed Democrats, should fall to the Obama administration for its fulfillment. President Obama seems to have adopted this cause in January 2007 as a last-minute speech insert. “We needed something to say,” one adviser told Politico. “I can’t tell you how little thought was given to that thought other than it sounded good.” Eventually, the Affordable Care Act was passed by a partisan vote, draining the law of legitimacy outside the Democratic Party. Over the next three years, Obama proved incapable of explaining Obamacare’s virtues, and its popularity fell. Then its implementation was entrusted to a Cabinet secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, who gratuitously alienated religious groups and massively bungled the law’s rollout. Obamacare is a multiyear, multifaceted fiasco. It is a case study in how to alienate a country you intend to help. And it could become an intellectual crisis for modern liberalism. The “glitches” are shockingly serious systemic failures, which were caused, in part, by a political calculation. Obamacare’s mandates and regulations drive up healthinsurance costs. Late in the planning process, the administration decided that it could not allow people on to see their raw price increases without also seeing their offsetting federal subsidies (for those who get them) — which means that consumers must provide their financial information before they can browse their insurance options. The techies objected
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McDaniel attacks Cochran funding
Thursday in Jones County, State more compelling than that of the Sen. Chris McDaniel announced his national debt. So let’s go forth from candidacy as a Republican for U.S. this place making it perfectly clear Senate in 2014. Republican U.S. that the era of big spending is over. Senator Thad Cochran has not said The age of appropriations must whether he will seek another term. end.” McDaniel released a web vidIf he does, he will face a primary eo in which he called Mississippi “a challenge from McDaniel. welfare state.” McDaniel seeks to frame the Were Cochran to not seek reelecBrian Perry campaign between himself, who tion, McDaniel’s campaign could opposes spending, and Cochran, lose its narrative. Other RepubliSyndicated the former Senate Appropriations cans who might enter the race inColumnist Chairman who has funded billions clude Secretary of State Delbert of dollars of projects in Mississippi. Hosemann, State Auditor (and McDaniel’s fel“The national debt is the greatest moral crisis low Jones Countian) Stacey Pickering, Third of this generation,” McDaniel told the crowd of District Congressman Gregg Harper, or even 300-400 from the steps of the Ellisville Court- Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves.  house. “You do recognize that there is no naMcDaniel told his assembled friends, Tea tional security interest more compelling, no Party activists and Ron Paul supporters, that interest that outlies the future of this country his was “not a movement or campaign that will be controlled by Washington insiders.” Shortly afterward, three Washington insider groups announced support of McDaniel: Club for Growth, Senate Conservatives Fund and The Madison Project. The Club for Growth’s PAC announced a television ad supporting McDaniel. The Madison Project launched an anti-Cochran web site asking, “What has [Cochran] accomplished period?” What has Cochran accomplished? Imagine Mississippi without Cochran’s work and you’d see counties without hospitals, or without roads to get to where the hospitals are not. You’d see high fences around ghost towns where military bases were shuttered through BRAC because of missions Cochran wasn’t there to secure.  There would be fewer police, those remaining would have less equipment. Our universi-
ties would be smaller with less research for our farmers and manufacturers. Wipe away Nissan and Toyota and those jobs. Also, wipe away much of the Gulf Coast. Don’t worry about the traffic where the interchanges are gone, because the development creating those jobs and residences would be gone, too. We would be proud that UMMC cured AIDS if only they had the research money and facilities to have done that. Also, let’s get rid of many city and county buildings, and water and wastewater infrastructure.  We would have more of one thing: local taxes would be higher. McDaniel said in his speech, “Senator Cochran, I respect him. I grew up admiring him. You can not be a Mississippian and be a young person like me and not look at a man and in some respects want to emulate him.”
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Gladys McCowen
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at Light of the World Pentecostal Church of God. Interment will be at Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction Gladys McCowen, of Pauls Valley, was born February 17, of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. We invite you to send 1930 in Pauls Valley and passed away October 20, 2013 in a message of condolence and view the family’s guestbook at Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years. Surviving family include among many others; son, Dr. Gregory Jones.
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Local resident to compete for Miss Mississippi Teen USA
For Starkville Daily News Chambers Wade. She attends Starkville Academy and her activities and/or hobHannah Vanderbies include: Starkville Academy dance berg, 14, of Starkville team, Starkville Academy band and loves will compete for the riding horses. title of Miss MissisHer sponsors for the pageant are sippi Teen USA 2014 Mediagraphix, Synergetics, Legends on Oct. 31 and Nov. Salon, Callaway Orthodontics, Oktib1-2 at Harrah’s Cabeha County Co-Op, C.C. Clark, Inc., sino Event Center in Starkville Auto Parts, Rackley Oil, Inc., Vanderberg Jonathan Wade, Starkville fireman A, Tunica. Vanderberg is the daughter of B, and C shift, Margaret Prisock, all of Gregory and Christina Vanderberg. She Starkville, and Mitchell Dental Clinic of is the granddaughter of Charles and Carla Ackerman, Nikki McKenzie Photography, and her family and friends. Other interesting information about Hannah includes she is working on writing her own songs and recording them for her first CD at Don Pounds Production in Eupora. The Miss Mississippi Teen USA pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Teen USA pageants and are a Donald J. Trump venture. The young woman chosen as Miss Mississippi Teen 2014 will represent the state of Mississippi in the 2014 Miss Teen USA pageant seen live as one of the most anticipated television shows.
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build Starkville High School County so the three facilities are equal. We don’t have the money to do that, so we have to make sure we get this right.” I understand Holloway’s point, and I realize that final DOJ approval could very likely be the highest hurdle in this process. I also appreciate the fact the commisGreenville sion is clearly not looking 72/42 But I at this issue flippantly. adamantly disagree with the commission taking up any matter behind closed doors. Firstly, what does this advisory committee need with a “legal strategy?” Does it have legal liability if its recJackson ommendations don’t come up to DOJ snuff? I78/45 posed that very question to Kathy Boteler, state special assistant attorney general who sits in on the commission’s meetings, but she did not offer a response before press time. To me, it would be more prudent for Holloway and Conservator Margie Pulley to discuss these issues and for Holloway to then address them with the Starkville School Board in either execArea Cities utive or open session. Then City Hi Lo Cond. they could hash it out with
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OCH seminar to focus on physical therapy for women
For Starkville Daily News OCH Regional Medical Center will host a free lunch-and-learn next week to spotlight the benefits of physical therapy for women. OCH Physical Therapist Carol Walters, PT, DPT, CLT, Cert DN will lead the program to increase understanding amongst women in the community about how therapy can provide relief for aches and pains. “Women are susceptible to different muscle conditions at various stages in their lives, and that’s perfectly normal,” said Walters. “From adolescence to pregnancy to menopause, the female body endures many transformations, and we want women to have a better understanding of how to manage these changes.” Common issues for women include lower back pain, incontinence, pelvic pain, lymphedema, and pregnancy/ post-partum. Walters hopes the program encourages women to seek help and not suffer through treatable ailments. “One of the goals for this program is to make women aware of the preventive measures they can take for some of these issues. If the problem can’t be completely erased, actions can be taken to decrease discomfort,” said Walters. She also pointed out that in Mississippi, patients must be referred by a physician in order to be evaluated and receive treatment from a physical therapist and encouraged women to talk to their physicians about the benefits of physical therapy. Measures women can take to prevent or delay these common issues include frequent exercise, muscle relaxation, manual therapy, and behavior modifications, such as Kegel exercises. “Kegel exercises are vital to women’s health because they strengthen the core and reduce strain on the pelvic floor. It’s beneficial for women to be proactive and begin Kegels’s as early as possible rather than being reactive,” Walters added. The physical therapy program will be held from 12-1 p.m. next Tuesday in the OCH Educational Facility. Entrance is free to the public and a light lunch will be provided. Attendants are asked to RSVP by Friday by calling (662) 615-3020. For additional information on physical therapy, visit www.
the commission in open session, in a way where the public doesn’t perceive it’s being held away from the process. Ultimately, though, I don’t blame the commission’s members for taking every legal precaution it has available. The legislature has Tupelo hung them out to dry with little69/37 guidance, and it has apparently heaped the responsibility of dealing with the federal government on the shoulders of a few school administrators and parents. It hasn’t even guaranteed any Starkville funding for the consolidated 72/40 district that would ensure the exercise’s success. And if it doesn’t work, I’d bet more than a nickel our legislature Meridian would gladly chunk the commission74/43 — or whomever — under the bus. It makes no sense that the DOJ has not been engaged in the process at least to the extent that the commission knows which direction to drive. And if it has, and the commission has simply opted to keep that from the public eye, then inasmuch as that’s concerned, the commission has greatly erred. Zack Plair is the editor of 76/55 Starkville Daily News. Contact him at editor@starkvilleCity Hi Lo Cond. Memphis, TN 64 36 pt sunny
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that this would introduce needless complications and reduce eventual enrollments. The Obama administration insisted. And these interface problems may be the easiest to solve. The new system requires the smooth transfer of information among massive databases. Even the trickle of enrollment files currently going from the government to insurance companies has been lumpy with errors. The greatest risk in the implementation of Obamacare was always adverse selection — that the exchanges would not attract enough young and
healthy people to make them economically viable. If there are too many sick people in an insurance system, premiums rise, further discouraging younger, healthier people from participating, resulting in higher premiums, etc. The insurance “death spiral.” No one even considered the scenario we are now seeing: a partially working system in which it is difficult to sign up but not impossible. This means that the most motivated consumers (the sickest) are likely to persevere in creating accounts, while the younger and healthier are more likely to skip an unpleasant process and risk a minimal fine. “If they don’t get the necessary volume and demographic mix in the exchanges,” Yuval Levin
of National Affairs told me, “it could set off a catastrophic adverse selection spiral that would not only render the exchanges inoperable but badly damage our large health care systems.” This is possible, not certain. The administration could dramatically step up its game by year-end and reach the enrollment levels and demographic mix necessary for the system to function. But the failed rollout has already raised ideological issues of broader significance. It has reinforced a widely held, pre-existing belief that government-run health systems are bureaucratic nightmares. And it has added credence to the libertarian argument that some human systems are too
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True words, I’m sure, and appropriate. Cochran has done much to help McDaniel’s neighbors and hometown. A quick search of Cochran’s work for McDaniel’s hometown showed a $248,000 earmark in 2005 for the Ellisville Public Library where a lot of Jones County officials lined up for their photo at the grand opening. Did McDaniel oppose that funding?  (I suspect, yes.) Or perhaps the $298,000 earmark for Jones County Junior College in 2005 and another $200,000 for JCJC in 2010. McDaniel’s parents worked at JCJC and it is a major economic generator in Jones County. Does McDaniel oppose major projects like $3.2 million for Highway 29? I expect the McDaniel for Senate bus will frequently utilize Laurel’s reformed “S curve” on Highway 59 which required over $30 million in federal funds and included a $26 million contract to Tanner Construction Company in Ellisville. Cochran carved out an instruction that FEMA would compensate Jones County for unreimbursed costs related to Hurricane Katrina debris removal. Cochran was a deciding force behind General Elec-
tric’s aviation manufacturing plant in Ellisville: an investment of $56 million to create 250 new high-tech jobs by 2016. Cochran didn’t wake up one morning and say, “I want to spend money on Ellisville and I’ve got money to burn.” No, these are local projects requested by local leaders who share in their success and, if a target for McDaniel’s campaign, should share in the criticism. I have little doubt McDaniel is sincere. Were he elected, he would tell Mississippi’s mayors, supervisors, sheriffs, hospitals, schools, libraries, universities and road builders, “no” — he would not help them with funding. Nor would he have the ability to help if he wanted. Cochran has that ability and has proved it whenever Mississippi, or a small town like McDaniel’s Ellisville, has been in need. A campaign against Cochran based on federal funding should be honest and courageous enough to tell Mississippi what it will lose as a result of change. Brian Perry is a columnist for the Madison County Journal and a partner with Capstone Public Affairs, LLC.  Reach him at or @CapstonePerry on Twitter.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Patriots want to have another quality outing
By JASON EDWARDS   Quality is what fans can expect when they watch the Heritage Academy Patriots, and Friday night when the team takes the field against Starkville Academy the goal will be no different. “I want us to play four quality quarters, limit our mistakes and play good football,” Donahoe said. “I look at our team and what we have done throughout the year and we’ve had success at times and haven’t had success at times. We have to figure out how to be consistent on every snap of the game. We want to put together our four best quarters, right now on Friday night. That is our goal every Friday night. We want to play four quality quarters.” Not only will the Patriots be playing at the top of their game, but across the field will stand a strong Starkville Academy team. That combination is something Donahoe says should make for “a heck of a ballgame.” “They are fundamentally sound and well-coached,” Donahoe said. “We have seen how they have improved throughout the year. Offensively they are going to get the ball in the best athlete’s hands. Defensively they are just good. They teach their guys how to play fundamentally sound football.” Put the teams side by side and they are “very similar” in nature. The only real difference is the records after each team’s name. Currently Heritage stands at 7-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play while the Volunteers
Mississippi State sophomore and former Starkville High School standout Gavin Ware dunks during Wednesday night’s scrimmage. (Photo courtesy of Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography)
Bulldogs compete in team scrimmage
By BEN WAIT sports@starkvilledailynews. com Coach Rick Ray was looking for one certain thing in Wednesday night’s scrimmage.  The Mississippi State basketball team scrimmaged in front of a few fans at Humphrey Coliseum and they saw a little bit of what Ray was expecting to see. “I just wanted our guys to get out there and compete,” Ray said. “I wasn’t really concerned about the fans and putting on a show. I just wanted our guys to go out and compete against each other.” One of those guys that showed that competitive spirit was true freshman point guard IJ Ready. Ready had 10 points, one rebound, two assists and two steals. He was perfect from the floor at 4-4 and 2-2 from the free-throw line. He started out playing for the Maroon team, but was moved over to the White team after Maroon had built a big lead. The move is something Ray said “changed things for both teams.” And it did as Ready helped White to finish strong. “He’s a significant difference as far as our toughness and guys going out competing,” Ray said. “He’s got that much competitive desire and that much natural instinct as a point guard. He ends
possess a 4-5 overall record and stand at 1-1 in conference competition. That difference Donahoe says can be attributed to the schedule Starkville Academy has entertained in the beginning of the season. “I look at our two teams and they are very similar,” Donahoe said. “They play a very difficult schedule which is the difference in record right now.” Come Friday night those records will not matter as the Patriots and Vols will be engaged in what many consider to be a rivalry game, but while the community and fans speak on the rivalry the coaching staffs will be seeing it as just another conference game. “I am sure the kids get up because of the rivalry factor,” Donahoe said. “I hate to put words in coach (Jeff) Terrill’s mouth, but I think both coaches agree the most important thing about this game is it is a conference game.  We try to keep that in mind and prepare the best we can to have success. “The kids, the parents you hear talk about the rivalry, you hear talk about it a lot, but we try to stay grounded, keep the kids grounded and make sure they understand what we are trying to accomplish over here.”
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Young Mustangs look to put things together
By DANNY P. SMITH Murrah High School football coach Zack Grady was presented a pretty tall task this season. He was faced with having to replace 16 starters from last year’s team. As expected, there have been some growing pains for the Mustangs, who take records of 4-5 overall and 2-2 in Class 6A, Region 2 into Friday’s home game at Newell Field against the Starkville Yellowjackets. “We’re a little inconsistent and up and down,” Grady said. “We show flashes of being a good football team, but we’re just making too many mental mistakes right now. “We have a young group and it’s coming together pretty good. There are only 12 seniors on the whole team. We’re replacing (the lost starters). The guys we’ve put in there have improved.” Carrying most of the offensive load for Murrah is running back Marquisian Chapman. Chapman leads the team in rushing and receiving with 145 carries for 1,045 yards and 19 catches for 347 more yards. He has 11 combined touchdowns (six rushing and five receiving). Quarterback Vonnie Chapman has completed 76-of-154 pass attempts for 1,448 yards and 16 touchdowns for the Mustangs. Murrah has put together some impressive numbers at times offensively by averaging 248.8 rushing yards per game as a team and 190.6 passing yards per outing.
MSU women are productive at point guard
By DANNY P. SMITH Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer has two veteran point guards in Katia May and Jerica James, then there is a junior college transfer in Savannah Carter to push them. That has made for a very competitive situation for the Bulldogs. During Wednesday night’s scrimmage at Humphrey Coliseum, the MSU point guards were very active on offense and defense. James had a combined 19 points, while May added 13 points and Carter had eight points as the Bulldogs played four 10-minute quarters and one 5-minute quarter. “Katia and J.J. are a year older in our system and Savannah’s motor runs at a high, high level,” Schaefer said. “She makes everyone play that much better. I think we’ve got great competition there. Savannah can swing around and play one, two or three. Katia and J.J. are competitive kids. Katia made shots and J.J. made shots.” May hit 6-of-13 shots from the field for the Maroon team, including a 3-pointer, while James made 4-of-8 shots for the White team and 3-of-4 shots for the Maroon squad. Carter hit 4-of-9 shots from the field for the Maroon team.
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Mississippi State’s Katia May goes for a layup during the women’s scrimmage Wednesday night. (Photo by Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography)
Grady said everything will have to click at the same time if the Mustangs are to stay with the Jackets in the 7 p.m. kickoff. “We’re getting closer and closer each week,” Grady said. “We hoping this will be the week we can put it all together.” In the non-confernce schedule, Murrah lost to Hazlehurst 55-35 to begin the season, then picked up twostraight victories against Provine 3312 and Jim Hill 53-6. The Mustangs suffered consecutive defeats at the hands of Callaway 53-38 and Forrest Hill 29-26 before starting the region slate on a good note by topping Greenville-Weston 33-13. After a 42-18 loss to Madison Central, Murrah edged Clinton 32-31 and lost to Warren Central last week 24-7. Life in Class 6A, Region 2 can be tough, but Grady said the Mustangs just need to keep trying to meet each challenge that comes their way. “It’s just football,” Grady said. “Week in and week out, they line up just like any other team. We just have to go out and play.”
The number of points Mississippi State freshman point guard IJ Ready scored in Wednesday night’s scrimmage.
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College Football Southeastern Conference Standings Western Division Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Alabama 4-0 1.00 7-0 1.000 Auburn 3-1 .750 6-1 .857 LSU 3-2 .600 6-2 .750 Texas A&M 2-2 .500 5-2 .714 Ole Miss 2-3 .400 4-3 .571 Miss. State0-2 .000 3-3 .500 Arkansas 0-4 .000 3-5 .375 Eastern Division Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Missouri 3-0 1.000 7-0 1.000 S. Carolina 3-2 .600 5-2 .714 Florida 3-2 .600 4-3 .571 Georgia 3-2 .600 4-3 .571 Tennessee 1-2 .333 4-3 .571 Vanderbilt 1-3 .250 4-3 .571 Kentucky 0-3 .000 1-5 .167 Today’s Game Kentucky at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Idaho at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Texas A&M, 11:21 a.m. Tennessee at Alabama, 2:30 p.m. Furman at LSU, 6 p.m. S. Carolina at Missouri, 6 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. AP Top 25 1. Alabama (55) 2. Oregon (3) 3. Florida St. (2) 4. Ohio St. 5. Missouri 6. Baylor 7. Miami 8. Stanford 9. Clemson 10. Texas Tech 11. Auburn 12. UCLA 13. LSU 14. Texas A&M 15. Fresno St. 16. Virginia Tech 17. Oklahoma 18. Louisville 19. Oklahoma St. 20. S. Carolina 21. UCF 22. Wisconsin 23. N. Illinois 24. Michigan 25. Nebraska Record Pts 7-0 1,495 7-0 1,427 6-0 1,395 7-0 1,309 7-0 1,197 6-0 1,189 6-0 1,130 6-1 1,118 6-1 927 7-0 904 6-1 867 5-1 832 6-2 739 5-2 683 6-0 550 6-1 509 6-1 501 6-1 428 5-1 382 5-2 381 5-1 345 5-2 258 7-0 220 6-1 169 5-1 117 Pv 1 2 5 4 14 12 10 13 3 16 24 9 6 7 17 19 18 8 21 11 NR 25 23 NR NR
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“I wasn’t comparing myself at all.”
Dallas Cowboy wideout Dez Bryant said of him comparing himself to Detroit Lion wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
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SPRD hosts youth hoops league
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2014 Youth Basketball League open to boys and girls ages 7 (2nd grade) and 15 (9th grade). The registration fee is $50 per player with $5 off each additional registrant. Cash, check or credit card is accepted at the time of register at the Sportsplex. Credit cards can only be used for online registration. Dates for registration are through Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Sportsplex. Online registration is available 24 hours at http:// The website can be accessed from any computer and computers will be available at the Sportsplex for registration. Players, coaches, sponsors and any other volunteers may sign up online. For onside registration, those wanting to participate must come to the Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Lane on Saturday, Nov. 2 from noon-2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 form 5 p.m.-7 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for onsite registration and skills testing. Coaches are asked to find a team sponsor before hand and the sponsorship fee is $175 for each team sponsored. The 2014 season is scheduled to begin Jan. 13 and end approximately March 1. For more information, visit or contact William Pochop by phone at 662-323-2294 and by email at
Mississippi State defensive backs Tolando Cleveland, left, and Justin Cox celebrate during a game earlier this season. The Bulldogs host the Kentucky Wildcats tonight in a game that will also be televised by ESPN at 6:30 p.m. (Photo by Kerry Smith, AP) College Football Kentucky at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Junior College Football Itawamba CC at East Mississippi CC, 7 p.m.
Boston 1, St. Louis 0 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Boston 8, St. Louis 1 Today, Oct. 24: St. Louis (Wacha 4-1) at Boston (Lackey 10-13), 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26: Boston (Buchholz 12-1 or Peavy 12-5) at St. Louis (Kelly 10-5), 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27: Boston (Peavy 12-5 or Buchholz 12-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-10), 8:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 28: Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. Transactions
  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two days after advancing to the main draw of the 2013 USTA Players’ Choice Open, Mississippi State men’s tennis senior Malte Stropp earned a straight-sets victory Wednesday to advance to the main draw’s round of 16 at the USTA Futures event. Stropp squared off against incoming Kentucky freshman Trey Yates, who is a top 25 junior in the United States. The MSU senior saw little resistance from Yates, taking a 6-2, 6-1 victory and punching his ticket to the round of 16. Day two of Stropp’s main draw play today will be a showdown against the tourney’s eighth-seeded Evan King, who is a former three-time ITA All-American at Michigan.  For more information on Mississippi State men’s tennis and updates throughout the USTA Players’ Choice Open, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateMT), Facebook (HailStateMT) and Instagram (HailStateMT). Mississippi State Athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to
MSU’s Stropp advances at USTA
Today AUTO RACING 3:30 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Indian Grand Prix, at Greater Noida, India CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Winnipeg at Toronto COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky at Mississippi St. FS1 — Marshall at Middle Tenn. GOLF 5 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, BMW Masters, first round, at Shanghai (same-day tape) 11 a.m. TGC — LPGA, Taiwan Championship, first round, at Yang Mei, Taiwan (sameday tape) 10 p.m. New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo South Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville North Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh West Kansas City Denver San Diego Oakland 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 4 0 .714 152 0 .571 134 0 .500 135 0 .429 159 T Pct PF 0 .714 187 0 .429 145 0 .286 122 0 .000 76 T Pct PF 0 .714 148 0 .429 150 0 .429 131 0 .333 107 T Pct PF 0 1.000 169 0 .857 298 0 .571 168 0 .333 105 127 162 140 178 PA 131 146 194 222 PA 135 148 156 132 PA 81 197 144 132 TGC — PGA Tour, CIMB Classic, second round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, second round, at Longkou, China MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m. FOX — World Series, game 2, St. Louis at Boston NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT — Preseason, Houston at San Antonio NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. NFL — Carolina at Tampa Bay SOCCER Noon FS1 — UEFA Europa League, Sheriff vs. Tottenham, at Tiraspol, Moldova 2 p.m. FS1 — UEFA Europa League, St. Gallen at Valencia Dallas at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Francisco vs. Jacksonville at London, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Washington at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday, Oct. 28 Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m. Major League Baseball Postseason Glance All Times EDT WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit 3, Oakland 0 National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7) American League Boston 4, Detroit 2 Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13: Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Detroit 7, Boston 3 Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston 4, Detroit 3 Saturday, Oct. 19: Boston 5, Detroit 2
Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 108, Notre Dame 82, Oregon St. 79, Michigan St. 73, Georgia 30, Mississippi 27, Florida 17, Utah 4, Washington 4, Texas 2, BYU 1, Ball St. 1. USA Top 25 Record Pts 1. Alabama (57) 7-0) 1,544 2. Oregon (4) 7-0) 1,482 3. Florida State (1) 6-0) 1,410 4. Ohio State 7-0) 1,382 5. Baylor 6-0) 1,255 6. Miami (Fla.) 6-0) 1,186 7. Missouri 7-0) 1,184 8. Stanford 6-1) 1,117 9. Texas Tech 7-0) 981 10. Clemson 6-1) 913 11. UCLA 5-1) 710 12. Oklahoma 6-1) 695 13. Oklahoma St. 5-1) 688 13. LSU 6-2) 688 15. Texas A&M 5-2) 622 16. Louisville 6-1) 571 17. Auburn 6-1) 537 18. Fresno State 6-0) 532 19. Virginia Tech 6-1) 499 20. S. Carolina 5-2) 468 21. Nebraska 5-1) 385 22. N. Illinois 7-0) 298 23. Michigan 6-1) 268 24. Wisconsin 5-2) 195 25. Central Florida 5-1) 151 Pvs 1 2 5 3 12 11 14 13 15 4 10 18 17 8 7 6 NR 19 20 9 21 23 24 NR NR
EMCC hoops offers peak
SCOOBA – In anticipation of the tip-off of the upcoming basketball season, East Mississippi Community College will offer fans an early opportunity to preview the 2013-14 Lion and Lady Lion teams with Monday’s “Late Night with the Lions” event on the Scooba campus. Scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Keyes T. Currie Coliseum, there will no charge for admission. Along with player introductions for head coach Sharon Thompson’s Lady Lions and head coach Mark White’s fourtime reigning NJCAA Region 23 and MACJC North Division Champion Lions, Monday’s EMCC hoops preview is also set to feature a dunk contest involving members of the men’s team as well as three-point shooting contests by both squads. The preseason event is scheduled to conclude with separate intra-squad scrimmages by both EMCC basketball teams.   The EMCC Lady Lions are slated to tip off the 2013-14 campaign against a pair of Texas-based schools, Nov. 1-2, at the BRCC Lady Bear Classic in Baton Rouge, La. After taking on San Jacinto College on Friday evening (Nov. 1), the EMCC women will return to the court the next morning to face Houston Community College. The EMCC basketball teams will make their collective season debut on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Meridian Community College. The hoops doubleheader on the MCC campus is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., with a men’s game following a women’s contest. A week later on Thursday, Nov. 14, the East Mississippi squads will make their home season debut against East Central Community College. A 5:30 p.m. women’s game will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. men’s contest at Currie Coliseum on the Scooba campus.  
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Others receiving votes: Michigan State 102; Oregon State 91; Notre Dame 62; Arizona State 51; Georgia 37; Mississippi 17; Texas 11; Houston 6; Florida 4; Brigham Young 3; Ball State 1; Boise State 1; Louisiana-Lafayette 1; Rutgers 1; Tennessee 1. BCS Standings 1. Alabama 2. Florida St. 3. Oregon 4. Ohio St. 5. Missouri 6. Stanford 7. Miami 8. Baylor 9. Clemson 10. Texas Tech 11. Auburn 12. UCLA 13. LSU 14. Virginia Tech 15. Oklahoma 16. Texas A&M 17. Fresno St. 18. N. Illinois 19. Oklahoma St. 20. Louisville 21. South Carolina 22. Michigan 23. UCF 24. Nebraska 25. Oregon St. NJCAA Football Ranking Oct. 22 Rec. Pts Pvs 1. Georgia Military (6) 8-0 208 1 2. EMCC (3) 8-0 198 2 3. Iowa West. CC 8-1 192½ 4 4. Jones County JC 7-1 177½ 6 5. MGCCC 7-1 169 7 6. Scottsdale CC 7-1 142½ 8 7. Tyler JC 7-1 138½ 3 8. Butler CC 6-1 117 12 9. Co-Lin CC 6-2 100 5 10. Trinity Valley CC 6-2 96½ 17 11. Central Lakes 7-1 93 13 11. Mesa CC 7-1 93 15 13. Rochester C&T 7-1 81½ 9 14. Navarro 6-2 79½ 14 15. ASA College 5-1 65½ 18 16. Hinds CC 6-2 65 16 17. Nassau CC 7-1 53 NR 18. Hutchinson CC 6-2 38 19 19. Dodge City CC 6-2 25 11 20. Minnesota C&T 6-2 20½ NR National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA
Vikings likely to start Ponder
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The quarterback carousel hasn’t stopped turning for the Vikings and it seems to spin more wildly out of control each week. After an awful debut on Monday night, Josh Freeman reported to team headquarters this week with concussion-like symptoms. The short week will make it difficult for him to gain clearance to play Sunday night against Green Bay. Step right up, Christian Ponder. It’s your turn to hop on for another ride when the Vikings (1-5) host the Packers (4-2) . Ponder started the first three games of the season, was injured and then lost his job to backup Matt Cassel. Cassel played well in a victory over Pittsburgh and poorly in a loss to Carolina two weeks ago, prompting coach Leslie Frazier to turn to the newly signed Freeman against the New York Giants on Monday. Freeman went 20 for 53 for 190 yards and one interception in the loss to the Giants, but coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he would stick with Freeman going forward as the starter. Then Freeman was diagnosed with the concussion symptoms, thrusting Ponder back into the middle of the action. “At the quarterback position, you want to know who is going to be lining up week-in and week-out,” Frazier said Wednesday. “But that’s the circumstance where we are and Christian will do a good job for us on Sunday night.”
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 3 0 .571 200 155 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 169 196 Washington 2 4 0 .333 152 184 N.Y. Giants 1 6 0 .143 126 216 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 5 1 0 .833 161 103 Carolina 3 3 0 .500 139 83 Atlanta 2 4 0 .333 153 157 Tampa Bay 0 6 0 .000 87 132 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 4 2 0 .667 168 127 Detroit 4 3 0 .571 186 167 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 213 206 Minnesota 1 5 0 .167 132 181 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 1 0 .857 191 116 San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 176 135 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 156 184 Arizona 3 4 0 .429 133 161 Thursday’s Game Seattle 34, Arizona 22 Sunday’s Games Atlanta 31, Tampa Bay 23 Washington 45, Chicago 41 Dallas 17, Philadelphia 3 N.Y. Jets 30, New England 27, OT Buffalo 23, Miami 21 Carolina 30, St. Louis 15 Cincinnati 27, Detroit 24 San Diego 24, Jacksonville 6 San Francisco 31, Tennessee 17 Kansas City 17, Houston 16 Green Bay 31, Cleveland 13 Pittsburgh 19, Baltimore 16 Indianapolis 39, Denver 33 Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants 23, Minnesota 7 Today’s Game Carolina at Tampa Bay, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m.
Baseball National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS – Acquired OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash considerations from Boston for OF Alex Castellanos. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS – Acquired LHP Nick Capito from Traverse City for a player to be named and cash. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS – Claimed OF Tyler Graham off waivers from Winnipeg. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES – Exercised the 2014 option on OF Nate Baumann. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – Released OF Fehlandt Lentini. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES – Signed INF Glenn Walker. RIVER CITY RASCALS – Placed OF Jake Atwell and 1B Phil Wunderlich on the suspended list. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS – Sent RHP Chris Phelan to Washington to complete a previous trade. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS – Signed OF Jordan Keur. Basketball National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – Exercised the fourth-year contract options on G Kyrie Irving and F Tristan Thompson and the third-year options on G Dion Waiters and F Tyler Zeller. SACRAMENTO KINGS – Announced the resignation of assistant coach Brendan Malone. Football National Football League NFL – Announced the two-game suspension of Washington S Brandon Meriweather for repeated violations of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area was reduced to one game. GREEN BAY PACKERS – Announced Thomas Olejniczak was elected to the organization’s executive committee. HOUSTON TEXANS – Released LB Tim Dobbins. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – Re-signed DL Andre Carter. Signed DT Sealver Siliga to the practice squad. Released CB Travis Howard from the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS – Placed C David Baas on injured reserve. Re-signed LB Darin Drakeford to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS – Signed CB Ras-I Dowling to the practice squad. Released RB Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS – Claimed LB Martez Wilson off waivers from New Orleans. Waived DT Christo Bilukidi. ST. LOUIS RAMS – Signed QB Austin Davis and QB Brady Quinn. Placed QB Sam Bradford on injured reserve. Released OL Brandon Washington. Released LB Jonathan Stewart from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS – Signed S Jordan Pugh. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL – Suspended Dallas F Ryan Garbutt five games for charging Anaheim F Dustin Penner during an Oct. 20 game. DETROIT RED WINGS – Recalled D Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS – Recalled G Scott Clemmensen from San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS – Assigned D Jarred Tinordi to Hamilton (AHL). Recalled D Greg Pateryn from Hamilton. NEW JERSEY DEVILS – Designated D Bryce Salvador as a non-roster player due to a death in the family. Recalled D Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Agreed to terms with D Radek Martinek on a oneyear contract. Soccer Major League Soccer MLS – Fined FC Dallas MF Jackson and FC Dallas MF David Ferreira undisclosed amounts for unprofessional conduct detrimental to the image of the League during halftime of their Oct. 19 game against Seattle. Fined Toronto FC $5,000 for violating the League’s mass confrontation policy in the 63rd minute of their Oct.r 19 game against Chicago and fined Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen $1,000 because this is the club’s third infraction this year. College BINGHAMTON – Promoted Ed Scott to senior associate athletic director for student services. EASTERN NEW MEXICO – Announced it is vacating all wins in football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and softball for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons and its wins in football, baseball and men’s and women’s basketball for 2012-13 season, due to over 100 eligibility violations. GEORGETOWN – Announced the NCAA has cleared C Josh Smith to play basketball. PENN STATE – Named Troy Fisher director of human resources-athletics, Jeff Garner assistant athletic director-ticketing sales and services and Mark Wharton assistant athletic director-Nittany Lion Club.
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Junior College Football
EMCC hosts Itawamba CC with division title on the line
For Starkville Daily News SCOOBA – Bidding for their third consecutive MACJC North Division championship and fifth division title in six seasons under head football coach Buddy Stephens, the secondranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College (8-0, 5-0) close out their regular-season slate by playing host to division rival Itawamba Community College (6-2, 4-1) today on the Scooba campus. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at EMCC’s Sullivan-Windham Field. The winner of today’s EMCC-ICC gridiron battle will earn the division’s top seed for the upcoming MACJC State Playoffs, with the loser settling for the division’s other playoff spot. In the South, division champion Jones County and second-seeded Mississippi Gulf Coast have also punched their postseason tickets.  In next week’s first-round playoff action, fourth-ranked JCJC will host the No. 2 North seed, while the north champion will entertain fifth-ranked MGCCC on Saturday, Nov. 2. The two semifinal-game winners will then compete for the 2013 MACJC State/ NJCAA Region 23 Championship the following Saturday (Nov. 9) at a site to be determined. Now 52-10 overall and 32-3 in division play under Stephens’ guidance dating back to 2008, the EMCC Lions are attempting to become the first school to win three straight MACJC North Division football titles since Northwest Mississippi accomplished the feat during the 1998, 1999 and 2000 seasons. NWCC was also the last program to claim five MACJC North Division football crowns during a six-year span (1987-92), which included a run of four consecutive division titles (1989-92). In addition, East Mississippi’s inclusive string of six consecutive state playoff football appearances trails only Gulf Coast’s current run of seven straight postseason berths, including this year’s upcoming appearance, within Mississippi’s junior college ranks. Most recently, EMCC concluded a 4-0 regular-season road slate by claiming a decisive 79-7 victory over Northwest Mississippi last Thursday in Senatobia. The Lions broke open a 28-7 contest at the halftime break by scoring 51 third-quarter points against the Rangers. Set to make their first football playoff appearance since 2007, the Indians of Itawamba Community College, guided by fourth-year head coach Jon Williams, most recently snapped a two-game losing skid (48-7 at Copiah-Lincoln and 47-41 in 2OT at Coahoma) by posting a 36-33 home triumph over Northeast Mississippi last Thursday in Fulton. With a 5-0 start to the current season, ICC had risen to No. 4 nationally in the NJCAA Top 20 poll prior to dropping the back-to-back road decisions.      EMCC will be looking to avenge last year’s 24-23 road loss to Itawamba, as the setback to the Indians in the 2012 regular-season finale on Tyler Jackson’s 43-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining snapped several winning streaks for the Lions. Along with halting the Lions’ 20-game overall winning streak that had dated back to the start of their 2011 NJCAA National Championship season, the one-point loss also ended EMCC’s 20-game win string in regular-season contests that had spanned back to the 2010 campaign. In addition to marking East Mississippi’s first defeat in 15 MACJC North Division road outings under Stephens’ leadership, the setback also stopped the Lions’ fivegame series win streak against ICC that had dated back to 2007. With East Mississippi continuing to comfortably lead the NJCAA team ranks in both scoring offense (66.3 points per game) and scoring defense (2.5 points per game), no other NJCAA team is averaging as many as 50 points per game offensively while no other team nationally is limiting the opposition to single-digit scoring per contest on the year. Offensively as a team, the EMCC Lions also currently top the NJCAA statistical leaderboard in touchdowns scored (75) and total offense (621.4 yards per game). Along with sharing the national team lead (w/Scottsdale) with 35 passing touchdowns, EMCC also stands second nationally (behind Navarro) with 31 rushing touchdowns
C.J. Bates breaks a kick return for East Mississippi Community College this season. (Photo courtesy of Chris Todd) for the season. While surrendering just three rushing touchdowns and two extra-point kicks (20 total points) on the year, EMCC’s vaunted defensive unit rates second nationally (behind Trinity Valley) with 45 total sacks as a team while collectively holding the opposition to less than a yard per rushing attempt and only 28.4 rushing yards per game. Limiting their opponents to less than 40-percent passing, the Lions have not allowed a passing touchdown all season and their 20 pass interceptions co-lead the NJCAA along with Rochester. Additionally, 11 different EMCC players have picked off enemy aerials this season, including five pick-six pass interceptions.                  EMCC’s football games this season are being broadcast live by WFCAFM (107.9), out of French Camp, with Charlie Winfield and Glen Beard set to describe the play-by-play action during the regular-season finale, and John Lyle Briggs serving as the Lions’
sideline reporter. EMCC’s 2013 football radio broadcasts are also being carried live by Meridian’s WKZB-FM (95.1). Throughout the season, EMCC’s weekly live video-streamed football broadcasts ( channel/emcc-football) are available in HD by accessing EMCC’s athletics website,  Alternate audio streams of the weekly radio broadcasts are also available at
Major League Baseball
Red Sox beat Cardinals, win game one of WS
By BEN WALKER Associated Press
BOSTON — Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher. Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 Wednesday night for their ninth straight Series win. David Ortiz was robbed of a grand slam by Carlos Beltran — a catch that sent the star right fielder to a hospital with bruised ribs — but Big Papi later hit a two-run homer following third baseman David Freese’s bad throw. The Red Sox also capitalized on two errors by shortstop Pete Kozma to extend a Series winning streak that began when they swept St. Louis in 2004. Boston never trailed at any point in those four games and, thanks to this embarrassing display by the Cardinals, coasted on a rollicking night St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left rear, watches as Boston Red Sox’s at Fenway Park. It got so bad for St. Louis that the sellout Jonny Gomes, left, Jacoby Ellsbury, center, and Dustin Pedroia, celebrate a three-run scoring crowd literally laughed when pitcher Adam Waindouble by Mike Napoli. (Photo by Charlie Riedel, AP)
wright and catcher Yadier Molina, who’ve combined to win six Gold Gloves, let an easy popup drop untouched between them. Serious-minded St. Louis manager Mike Matheny didn’t find anything funny, especially when the umpires huddled in the first inning and flipped a call by Dana DeMuth at second base. The six-man crew correctly ruled that Kozma had not caught a soft toss from second baseman Matt Carpenter on a slow grounder by Ortiz. A season before Major League Baseball employs full replay, fans got to see a wrong get righted. “There’s five of us out here, OK? And all five of us agreed 100 percent that it wasn’t a catch. Our job is to get it right,” crew chief John Hirschbeck told Matheny on audio played on the Fox telecast. The normally slick-fielding Cardinals looked sloppy at every turn. Wainwright bounced a pickoff throw, Molina let a pitch skitter off his mitt, center fielder Shane Robinson bobbled the carom on Napoli’s double and there was a wild pitch. The Cardinal Way? More like, no way. Game 2 is tonight, with 22-year-old rookie sensation Michael Wacha starting for St. Louis against John Lackey. Wacha is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA this postseason.
harder every day “The point guard positon From page 6 has always been an emphasis “It’s a lot of competition,” and we are accoutable for evMay said of the point guard erything. Everyone runs off us. position. “It makes you work If we’re not going, they are not
going.” Martha Alwal shared highscoring honors for the scrimmage with 19 combined points. Schaefer called the scrimmage very encouraging.
“We’re a lot different,” Schaefer said. “I was really pleased with our kids. I like our competitiveness and I like our skill set. I’m probably more concerned about the turnovers
our four players had, but some of them were maybe because they are freshmen and they are young. Other than the turnovers against the zone press, which we haven’t worked against a lick, I
was pretty encouraged.” MSU will host Shorter College in exhibition action on Nov. 4, then open the regular season on the road at Houston on Nov. 8.
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up making a huge difference.” With the addition of Ready, sophomore Craig Sword can go back to his normal position of shooting guard. “He’s a good energy player,” Sword said. “You saw when he went
to the other team, he brought them some energy. That’s what he’s going to do for us the rest of the year.” Sword finished the scrimmage with just two points, but had a rebound an assist and one block. Since Fred Thomas’ arrival on campus, he has beefed up. He was around 185 pounds early in his freshman season. By the end of it,
he was at 195. Now he is at 206. “I think it made me better at rebounding, playing better defense and being more aggressive throughout the whole game,” Thomas said. Thomas led all scorers with 13 points. He was 5-for-9 from the field and 1-for-5 from behind the 3-point arc. “Fred Thomas is a different per-
son at this point and time,” Ray said. “I’m really happy with the jumps that he’s made in his game so far.” Maroon ended up winning 4415, but all the starters played on Maroon with the reserves playing on White. The teams would have been split up, but senior forward Colin Borchert sat out with back spasms
and sophomore guard had a cast on his right hand that kept him out. A team spokesperson said the cast was coming off today. “If Trivante would have been healthy and Colin Borchert would have been healthy, then we would have split the teams up,” Ray said. The Bulldogs open the season at home against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 8.
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by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You feel unusually tuned in to a family member. You have a lot going on and easily could get angry out of the blue. Pressure builds in a one-on-one discussion with this person. You might decide to let go of this situation for now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You become quite the conversationalist, though you might get upset at someone’s anger that appears to be directed at you. Your imagination could go wild as you try to figure out what is wrong with this person. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You could be quite intense as you seek immediate results. Your creativity flourishes when dealing with a hassle or someone’s frustration. A partner could be changing in front of your eyes. The unexpected comes out one more time in a meeting. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You beam in what you want, but you might be so much in your head that you could be accident-prone. A close associate really demonstrates how much he or she has changed. You could get into a heated conversation if you are not careful. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Know what is happening behind the scenes. Understand what is going on with a loved one. Listen to your inner voice, and follow through on your decision. Pace yourself and stay levelheaded. If one approach is not working, try a different one. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Zero in on what you want. A partner could be unusually vague, and he or she might confuse you. You also might not want to hear what this person has to say. Be careful if you are in an irritable mood. A fight might take some time to heal. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) A sense of irritation could be undermining your best intentions and come out when you would prefer it wouldn’t. Pressure builds to an unprecedented level. A domestic matter could be difficult to sort out. Know that a control issue might be the cause. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your likeminded friends know what they want from a situation. Trying to change their minds would be like entering a war zone. The smart move is to back out and say little. A disagreement begun right now will be difficult to put to rest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You could be seeing a situation differently than in the past. A friend presents a new side of his or her personality. This person has been going through changes, but perhaps you didn’t realize that the transformation had evolved to this point. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Defer to others, and know full well that you might not agree with them. It is important for a close associate to see the end results of pursuing the present course. Your anger breaks out when dealing with someone at a distance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Pace yourself. Your money sense plays out, but you must handle your own finances, as others could be accident-prone. A loved one or an associate could be on the warpath in an attempt to upset you. For now, try not to react.
on This Day...
October 24, 1973
What’s a girl to do who wants to go to medical school, travel around the world, and engage in dare-devil sports? This situation created quite a problem for one Mississippi State University coed who found her aspirations being stifled in an “ordinary” female curriculum. She began to investigate all avenues to pursue her career deciding finally there was only one route to go and join the Air Force. Suzie Moorhead of Hickory Flat, a senior at MSU and the only girl enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. does not have to punch pennies because she gets $100 per month from the Air Force - tax free. “I discovered Air Force ROTC is a fantastic opportunity for a woman - you get a salary during school, many scholarships are available, and you are assured of a profession after you complete your education with usually better pay,” she said. Suzie did not join the Air Force for simply monetary and educational reasons. She has another special interest - parachuting. “I have been sky diving for two years at my own expense,” said Suzie. “Presently, the Air Force does not allow a woman to be airborne - which means no parachuting. Hopefully this attitude will change in the near future.” There is a law which states women cannot be placed in combat situations. This is the Air Force’s excuse for not allowing women to fly and be in missile crews. “I feel if a woman wants to fly she should understand the risk involved and make her own decision if she is willing to take the risk,” she said. Suzie is definitely qualified to sky dive. In fact, she is probably more qualified than many of her male contemporaries. “I have a ‘C’ license to jump. A ‘D’ license is the highest obtainable rank in the United States Parachute Association,” she said. “This means I have made 100 free falls (a jump where you do not pull the rip cord for a matter of seconds), and I am able to control my body in the air doing turns and back-loops in a limited time period.” Also, Suzie said to obtain a license she had to pass a written test and she had to control where she landed within a radius of a few feet. After Suzie finishes the pre-medical curriculum at MSU she will have a four year commitment with the Air Force. “I do want to go to medical school,” she said. “Through the Air Force ROTC, I hope I can get a scholarship that will pay tuition plus the regular salary of a second lieutenant.”
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 7 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
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Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your creativity might not be able to soothe someone’s nerves. In fact, it might just make a situation worse. Be sensitive to what someone says, but know that you don’t have to take on his or her comments. Refuse to respond to anger.
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Starkville students place at tournament
For Starkville Daily News On October 19, 2013, three students from the Downtown Martial Arts Academy in Starkville participated in the 2013 Louisiana Open Judo Tournament in Denham Springs, La. Ashley Sharp placed first in her division, adding to her already impressive list of accomplishments this year. Jacob and Nicolas Neal each earned second place in their divisions. All together, the DMAA had a 7-2 win/loss record for the tournament, and left Louisiana with a proud instructor and many proud parents. “It is really great to see these kids compete, successfully, against the best in Mississippi and neighboring states. They truly perform better each time, and we look to continually grow from that success.” head instructor Doug Bedsaul, said. "We’ll be able to take a much larger team to the next tournament.” The next tournament the Downtown Martial Arts Academy will be attending is the 41st Mississippi Open Judo Tournament in Clinton on November 2. The DMAA encourages students of all skill levels to participate. Anyone interested in classes and participating in future tournaments may call the academy at 662268-8208.
Jacob and Nicolas Neal and Ashley Sharp placed at he 2013 Louisiana Open Judo Tournament. (Submitted photo)
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