County roads pose tricky issue
By ALEX HOLLOWAY firstname.lastname@example.org Ā Oktibbeha Countyās roads have generated several discussions among county leadership in recent months. Many of the discussions, held among the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, have boiled down not to whether the countyās old roads need to be repaired, or its unpaved roads paved, but how the county can best tackle the issue. Board President and District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer often brings the topic up for discussion at board meetings. Trainer has long been a proponent of major road improvement within the county, and continues to hold that position. He admitted the county has made progress in improving its roads through the years, but said he still believed the board could do a great deal more. āWe still have a ways to go and still maintain what weāve prepared,ā he said. āMy approach is to bite off as big a chunk as we can and address as many issues as we can.ā Trainer has often called for the board to issue bonds to fund big county road improvement projects, but hasnāt had the support from other supervisors to pass anything of the sort. Most recently, he failed to rally support to issue a notice of intent to issue up to $6 million of roadwork bonds at the boardās Nov. 4 meeting. At board meetings, heās also expressed his belief that every road in Oktibbeha County should be paved ā a project that he estimated would cost between $20-25 million. āI think we ought to have a bond just perpetually dealing with roads,ā Trainer said. āIf we can do new construction, do that. If we need to do maintenance, do that. We just need to be at an all-out effort trying to do all we can, because as supervisors, thatās the number one thing weāre noted for ā infrastructure.ā In order to take on such a task ā or issue any bonds for the countyās roads ā at least two other supervisors would have to vote with Trainer. While many of the supervisors agree with the basic idea of improving the countyās roads, theyāre of differing minds on how best to do it. District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery
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Volume No. 109, Issue No. 328
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The state of Oktibbeha County's roads, and how best to address them, has generated a great deal of discussion among the county Board of Supervisors. One central debate has been how the county should attack paving roads ā whether the county should pave large segments of unpaved road at once, or take care of the issue in smaller, more manageable chunks. (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
Holiday scents trigger childhood memories
By MORGAN UPTON email@example.com The smell of apple cider candles always reminds Norma Kimbrough of fall and Thanksgiving, but that's no coincidence. One smell can bring a ļ¬ood of memories.Ā Many memories are directly connected to smells, and many of people's best memories come from the holiday season.Ā That's something Jimmy Miller realized when he began experimenting with different scents to use with the candles he makes at his home. Miller said he wanted to create scents that people could associate with memories, and that's what he has tried to do with all of his candles, not just the holiday-themed ones.Ā Miller has a plethora of holiday scented candles. Some scents relate to the outdoors,
Jimmy Miller said his pumpkin spice candle has made people recall Thanksgiving memories and long for pumpkin pie. Memories can be recalled through smell because of where the olfactory nerve and limbic system are located in the brain. (Submitted photo)
like melting snowļ¬akes, and others are more traditional, like cranberry spice. Miller said the latter smells like Christmas. "A lot of my holiday scents are from my memories," he said. "A lot of people love the pumpkin spice candle. They say, 'Now I want to eat a pumpkin pie and it makes me think of Thanksgiving.' There are things you think of and remember when you smell candles. That's what I try to do is make smells that people associate with and recognize." Scent and memory go hand-in-hand because of where the smell sensors in the nose go when they reach the brain.Ā Kimbrough is a certiļ¬ed licensed professional counselor at Community Counseling Services. She said our memories are directly related to
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MSU horse auction goes digital
By STEVEN NALLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Ā In years past, when Mississippi State Universityās Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) sold horses, it did so in a live auction at the Mississippi Horse Park on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This year, however, MSU traded in the sandy stadium ļ¬oors and wooden bleachers of the Horse Park for the circuits and steel of biddersā smartphones, tablets and home computers. MSUās ļ¬rst online horse auction concluded Thursday, and its organizers are already reporting a boost in sales from the new format. The auction ran from Nov. 1-21, on a new website developed by the MSU Extension Serviceās Center for Technology Outreach. Ryann Campbell, facilities supervisor for the MAFES Horse Unit, said the auctionās objective was to sell horses raised in MSUās equine reproduction research program to help support the horse unit. She said the online auction process was likely to return again next year. āThe horses sold very well, and we didnāt have the added cost of having to pay for an auctioneer or pay for a facility,ā Campbell said. āThe horses actually sold a little higher than they did at the live auctions. There was a big fear the horses would not bring enough money, that nobody would bid. Thatās just the risk you have to take when you try something new.ā Campbell said the switch to an online auction was born from necessity. She said there were not enough livestock to hold a live auction this year, even if MSU combined its live horse auction with its live cattle auction as in years past. The cause for this shortage, she said, was a combination of reduced budget and a need to build herd numbers back up after previous yearsā sales.Ā āTo host our traditional live auction, you have to have a certain number of animals to really draw a crowd,ā Campbell said. āThe cattle auction was cancelled, and that put me in a position where I still had to sell my foal crop. I still have to make back my sales budget this year, and we didnāt have enough horses to hold our own live auction.ā Steve Hankins, distance education coordinator for the Extension Center for Technology Outreach, said Campbell came to him with the idea of holding an online horse auction in October. Freeware made it possible for his department to build an MSU-owned website for that purpose in about a month, he said, and it was not the ļ¬rst time bidders had participated in the auction through his department. āWe have been involved in this sale for the last six, seven or eight years,ā Hankins said. āNormally, we have the auction here on campus, and weāll videoconference it out (to other counties). MSU Extension has an ofļ¬ce in every county with a videoconferencing unit.
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Participants of Mississippi State University's Turkey Trot 10K begin the race Saturday at the Sanderson Center. More than 200 people participated in the race. The race is also a canned food drive, and runners were asked to bring three canned goods. (Photo by Morgan Upton, SDN)
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u Operation Christmas Child ā OCC will collect shoebox gifts from 2-6 p.m. at Starkville Community Church (old Aspen Bay Warehouse), 1004 Lynn Lane. u Family and Friends program ā Lindsey Chapel UMC will hold its annual family and friends day program at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tyron Stallings, Sr. of New Zion UMC. Rev. Jimmie Forrest is the psator. The public is invited. For more information call 323-1730 or 722-1532. u Gospel concert ā The First Church of Christ Holiness will hold its concert, āThe Gospel Sounds of the Southā at 3 p.m. Contact Diana R. Williams at 320-3883 for more information. u Thanksgiving service ā Boyd Chapel Church will host a Thanksgiving service at 4 p.m. Rev. Jeff Morgan will be the guest evagenlist for the occasion. The public is invited. u Community Thanksgiving Service ā Community Thanksgiving Service will be at 6 p.m. at the Greensboro Center. The Starkville Ministerial Association sponsors the Sunday before Thanksgiving to both honor and to raise funds for Helping Hands Ministries.
u Operation Christmas Child ā OCC will collect shoebox gifts from 9-11 a.m. at Starkville Community Church (old Aspen Bay Warehouse), 1004 Lynn Lane. This will be the last day for collection. u Rotary ā Paul Tashiro, President of the Board of the Japan America Society of Mississippi will speak at noon to the Starkville Rotary Club. Dr. Tashiro is consultant for governors and industry in Mississippi and Kentucky in recruiting Japanese business to the U.S. Tommy Tomlinson will introduce the program.Ā Rotary meets each Monday at noon at Starkville
u Starkville Civic League ā The Starkville Civic League will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Renasant Bank Community Roo. The program will be on Starkville Improvements, presented by Edward Kemp, City Engineer. Hostesses will be Jane Loveless, Anita Reynolds, and Virginia Holtcamp. u Kiwanis ā Kiwanis will meet at noon at The Hilton Garden Inn.Ā Steve Brandon and Patsy Fowlkes will speak on the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda.Ā Visitors & prospective members are always welcome. u Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee ā Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at the County Courthouse. The public is invited. For more information call Chris Taylor at
collection ā Tuesday only, recycling collection ā second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Should there be ļ¬ve Wednesdays in a month, there will be no collections of recyclables on the ļ¬fth Wednesday. Recycling bags can only be picked up in April and October of each year. For more information, visit http:// www.cityofstarkville.org or call 662-323-2652. u Senior Yoga ā 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 ā Gentiva Hospice is looking for veteran volunteers for its newly established āWe Honor Veteransā program. Volunteers can donate as little as one hour per week or more. For more information, call Carly Wheat at 662-615-1519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. u MSU Philharmonia ā 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 The Green Thumb Garden Club toured Bill Poeās home and garden. Pictured are: Lori Dunigan, Bill Poe, school band experience and be Cat McComb and Jane Bobbitt. (Submitted photo) 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. 662-617-3671. 12 and 25. Cheese may also be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to For more information, wind Saturday purchased from any Samaritan Thursday or from 9 a.m. to 1 players should contact Richard u VFW ā There will be Club member. Contact Hall p.m. on Friday or stop by the a VFW meeting and meal u Childrenās Choir Fuller at 662-323-1338, John ofļ¬ces at 100 Highway 12 Human at Richard.human@ at 6 p.m. There will be no ā Zion McMurray Jr. at 662-323- East at South Jackson Street msstate.edu or 662-325-8021, business meeting. Contact Bob anniversary Cypress U. M. Church will 3890, Margaret Prisock at 662- during those same hours. Fees and string players should Crabtree at 324-2298 for more celebrate their Children Choir 324-4864, or Charlie Smith at are assessed per participant and contact Shandy Phillips at information. email@example.com or 662Anniversary at 7 p.m. and at 3 662-324-2989. include all necessary training 325-3070. p.m. The public is invited.Ā Zion u BrainMinders Puppet materials. u Line dancing ā The Wednesday Cypress is located on 3743 Show ā Starkville Pilot Club u Spring speaker series Starkville Sportsplex will host Hwy 25 South.Ā Rev. Eddie offers a BrainMinders Puppet ā A different speaker for afternoon line dancing in its u BNI Business Hinton is the pastor. Show for groups of about 25 Starkvilleās 175th birthday activities room. Beginners-1 Connections ā Visit our or fewer children of pre-school celebration will speak at 7 p.m. Line dancing is held 11 a.m. BNI Meeting on Wednesdays or lower elementary age. The every Thursday in the John to noon, and Beginners-2 Line Recurring from 8- 9:30 a.m. at the show lasts about 15 minutes Grisham room at the Mitchell dancing is held noon to 1 p.m. Golden Triangle Planning and For more information, call Lisa Development District to learn u Childbirth Classes and teaches children about Memorial Library. u GED classes ā Emerson at 662-323-2294. more about growing your ā OCH Regional Medical head /brain safety. Children Square dancing u business based on qualiļ¬ed Center is holding childbirth also receive a free activity book Family School, 1504 Louisville referrals! Come see how local classes during the month of which reinforces the showās in Starkville, will offer free ā This is fun for all age businesses are growing and October. Classes will be held safety messages. To schedule ABE/GED classes from 8 a.m. couples.Ā Ā Enrollment for new helping others grow through on Mondays from 6ā 8:30 p.m. a puppet show, contact Lisa to 7 p.m. Monday through dancers will close at the end at LLLONG89@ Thursday and from 8 a.m. to of April and will open again referrals while locking out their in the OCH Ed Facility. Ā The Long hotmail.com noon on Friday. For more in the fall.Ā Enjoy our new competition.Ā Contact Barbara class fee is $70. Ā To sign up u Dulcimer and More information call 662-320- caller and friendly help from Coats for more information or for questions, call Paula Society ā The Dulcimer & 4607. experienced dancers.Ā Dancing atĀ 662.418.7957. Hamilton, perinatal nurse More Society will meet from u Writing group ā The and instruction on basic steps u Presale turkeys ā manager at 662-615-3364. 6:15-8 p.m. every ļ¬rst, second, Starkville Group every Monday 7-9 p.m. atĀ the Writerās Deeboās Barbeque and catering u ABE/GED Classes ā fourth and ļ¬fth Thursday meets the ļ¬rst and third Sportsplex Annex, 405 Lynn will presale smoked turkeys ABE/GED classes are offered in the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday of the month at 10 Lane.Ā Follow the covered walk for the Thanksgiving Holiday. from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. activities room and play at 3 a.m. in the upstairs area of toĀ the small building. Place your order early for pick Mondays-Thursdays at the p.m. on the third Saturdays at Hospice volunteer u the Bookmart and Cafe in up at 10 a.m. at Macās Meat J.L. King Center. For more the Carrington Nursing Home. ā Gentiva downtown Starkville. For more opportunity market, Old Hwy 82; Price information contact 324-6913. Jam sessions are held with the information, contact Debra Hospice is looking for dynamic $30.00. Call - 662-617-0388 u Starkville School District primary instruments being Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org or volunteers to join their team. or 662-312-0589 to place ā SSD Lunch Applications dulcimers, but other acoustic call 662-323-8152. Areas of service include home orders. for 2013-14 school year now instruments are welcome to u Square dancing ā visits, making phone calls, available. The Ofļ¬ce of Child join in playing folk music, Dancing and instruction on making crafts or baking for Thursday Nutrition is now located on the traditional ballads and hymns. basic steps every Monday 7-9 patients. Volunteers can donate north end of the Henderson For more information, contact p.m. at the Sportplex Annex, as little as one hour per week u UCAC ā The 29th Ward Stewart Complex. Ofļ¬ce 662-323-6290. 405 Lynn Lane.Ā Enjoy or more. This is an opportunity Annual Thanksgiving Dinner hours are Monday through u Samaritan Club learning with our caller and to have a wonderful impact on for International students and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. meetings ā Starkville Samaritan friendly help from experienced someoneās life. Contact Carly their families will he held at The Ofļ¬ce of Child nutrition Club meets on the second and dancers.Ā Follow the covered Wheat, manager of volunteer noon in the Christian Life has also completed the direct fourth Monday of each month walk to the small building.Ā services, at 662-615-1519 or Center of the First United certiļ¬cation process for families at 11:30 a.m. in McAlisterās Deli carly.wheat@gentiva. Methodist Church.Ā The dinner who automatically qualify for (Coachās Corner). All potential Look us up on Facebook āJolly email com. Squaresā. is sponsored by the FUMC certain beneļ¬ts and services. members and other guests are u Rule 62: Alcoholics u Dance team applications Missions Committee under the For more information contact invited to attend. The Samaritan meetings auspices of World Neighbors Nicole Thomas at nthomas@ Club supports Americanism, ā KMG Creations children Anonymous Association. A traditional starkville.k12.ms.us or 662- works to prevent child abuse, dance company āThe Dream ā The Rule 62 Group of Teamā is currently accepting Alcoholics Anonymous meets Thanksgiving dinner will be 615-0021. provides community service dance applications for the at 10 a.m. Saturdays and at 7 served. Free tickets are available. u Storytime ā Maben and supports youth programs. For more information call First Public Library will have For more information, email 4-6 year old group and 10- p.m. Tuesdays at St. Josephās 18 year old group. For more Catholic Church. Participants Methodist at 323-5722 or de la storytime at 10:00 a.m. on email@example.com information, call 662-648- are encouraged to use the ofļ¬ce Cruz at 324-1424. Fridays.Ā Lots of fun activities or call 662-323-1338. Please 9333 or e-mail danzexplosion@ entrance off the rear parking u Gospel Singing ā along with a story with Ms. see our website: http://www. lot. Anyone with a desire to yahoo.com. The House of the Life Mary. Children ages 3-6 are starkvillesamaritanclub.org/ u Noontime devotional stop drinking is welcome to Freedom Ministry will have invited! u Worship services ā study ā Join a group of attend. For more information, a Thanksgiving Day worship u Mini Moo Time ā The Love City Fellowship Church, at interdenominational ladies for call 662-418-1843. service at 10 a.m. at 6461 Chick-ļ¬l-A on Hwy 12 holds 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive u Tai Chi ā The Wellness Old West Point Road. Pastor Mini Moo Time at 9 a.m. every in Starkville, will hold worship lunch and discussion about Michael Cannon from Church Thurday. There are stories, services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. the book āStreams in the Connection at OCH Regional House of Refuge Family activities, and crafts for kids six Apostle Lamorris Richardson is Desertā from noon to 1 p.m. Medical Center will offer a sixeach Tuesday, starting Aug. week Tai Chi class beginning Worship Center will be the and under. The event is free. pastor. 20 at the Book Mart Cafe in Tuesday, October 1 from guest speaker. The public is u Samaritan Club cheese u OSERVS classes ā 5:15ā6:15 p.m. in the OCH invited. Call 324-3100 or 494- ā The Starkville Samaritan OSERVS is offering multiple downtown Starkville. Aerobic Room. The fee for u Quilting group meeting 0967 for more information. Club is selling mild, sharp, courses for the community and the class is $30 for Wellness ā The Golden Triangle Quilt Donnell Wicks is pastor. extra-sharp and round cheese. for health care professionals Guild meets the third Thursday Connection members and Cheese may be purchased at to ensure readiness when an of each month at 5:30 p.m. at $40 for nonmembers. Preany of the following businesses emergency situation large or the Starkville Sportsplex. All registration is required. Call in Starkville: John McMurray small arises. If interested in interested quilters are invited to 323-WELL (9355) for more Accounting, 320 University having OSERVS conduct one attend. For more information, information. Drive, Nationwide Insurance, of these courses, feel free to call Luanne Blankenship at u Al-Anon meeting ā The 520 University Drive, or CB&S contact the agencyās ofļ¬ce by 662-323-7597. Starkville group meets at 8 p.m. Bank at the corner of highways phone at (662) 384-2200 from u Sanitation Department Tuesdays upstairs at Episcopal schedules ā A reminder of collection days for the City of Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department. Schedule 1: Household garbage collection ā Monday and Thursday, rubbish collection ā Monday only, recycling collection ļ¬rst and third Wednesday of each month; Schedule 2: Household garbage collection ā Tuesday and Friday, rubbish
Church of the Resurrection. Call 662-323-1692, 662-4185535 or 601-663-5682. u Pregnancy and parenting class ā A series of classes are being held at Emerson Family Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. To register, call 662-320-4607. u Clothing ministry ā
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Rock Hill Clothing Ministry will be opened every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8-11 a.m. The ministry is open to the public and is located across the street from Rock Hill United Methodist Church at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For more information, contact Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or 662-3122935. u Celebrate Recovery ā Fellowship Baptist Church hosts Celebrate Recovery every Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in Starkville. A light meal starts at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Child care services are provided. For more information and directions to the church, call 662-320-9988 or 662-2950823. u Healing rooms ā From 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Starkville Healing Rooms provide a loving, safe and conļ¬dential environment where you can come to receive healing prayer. No appointment
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necessary. Rooms are located upstairs in the Starkville Sportsplex located at 405 Lynn Lane in Starkville. For more information, call 662418-5596 or email info@ worldaļ¬ameministries.org and visit http://www.healingrooms. com u Alcoholics anonymous ā The Starkville A.A. Group meets six days per week downstairs at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Call 327-8941 or visit www.starkvilleaa.org for schedules and more information. u PEO Chapter N meeting ā The PEO Chapter N meeting is held 9 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. PEO is an organization of women helping women reach for the stars. For more information about monthly meetings contact Bobbie Walton at 662-3235108. u Senior Center activities ā The Starkville Senior Enrichment Center on Miley Drive will host Party Bridge on Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. To play, call 662-338-
9442. Senior Game Day will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Stitching with Marie will be held Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with afternoon visiting following. For more information, call 662-3241965. u Alzheimerās meetings ā The Starkville church of Christ (1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host the monthly meeting of the Alzheimerās Support Group on each ļ¬rst Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to encourage and support caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimerās Syndrome. For more information, call 3231499. u Health workshops ā A series of free workshops on health and ļ¬tness for all ages will be held on the ļ¬rst and third Mondays of each month at West Oktibbeha County High School at 39 Timberwolf Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call 662242-7962. u Gentle Yoga ā Gentle yoga will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church at
607 Hospital Road in Starkville. The course is free and tailored to beginners. u Community call-in prayer service ā The Peterās Rock Temple COGIC will sponsor a call-in prayer service for those in need on Saturdays from 9 a.m.noon and Sundays 9-11 a.m. Leave your name, number and prayer request and the Prayer Team will contact you. Call 662615-4001. u SLCE Cancer Support Group ā The SCLE Cancer Support Group will meet every ļ¬rst Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville. Call 662-323-8775 or 601-5271553. u Project HELP ā Project HELP with Family Centered Programs and the Starkville School District is a grant funded project that can assist āhomelessā students in the district and provides school uniforms, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and\or in-school tutoring. Call Mamie Guest or Cappe Hallberg at 662-324-2551.
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said he believed the county needed work within its budget for the time being. He said he didnāt believe the county needed to place additional tax burden on residents for minimal gain, using the Nov. 4 proposed $6 million intent to issue as an example. āYouāve got to look at what weāre getting done,ā he said. āYou canāt do everything youād like to do with a bond issue. With that $6 million, if you split it up evenly, each district would get about three miles for a 10-12-year debt on the county. Sometimes thereās a time to borrow money, but I canāt support it for such a little gain.ā Supervisors estimated $6 million would generate about two milsā worth of increase in county taxes. Montgomery said he didnāt believe taxpayers were ready to support an additional tax burden at the moment. District 4 Supervisor Daniel Jackson said he wanted the county to stick to what road work it could afford on a year-to-year basis. āIām not really interested in fooling with a bond issue right now,ā he said. District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams said he believed the county
had done well with its roads so far, but believed it could still do more. āThe Board of Supervisors has done well with paving as many roads as possible, but our present method of funding road improvement is not meeting the needs of enough residents in Oktibbeha County,ā he said. āThe approach is not providing enough money to take care of the many needs we have.ā Williams pointed out that the county moved to using stronger roadsĀ through the years by using a soil-cement base that helped roads last longer. He said repairing old roads with soil-cement bases could help the county save money in the long term. He said the county could potentially fund such repair work with bond money, and might be able to pay for the bonds without having to increase millage if the countyās assessed property value continued to appreciate. āThe county could issue bonds for road improvement with the possibility of paying them back with fewer repairs and by using money coming from yearly increases in the assessed value of the county,ā he said.Ā āHowever there is a possibility that it might be necessary to increase millage.ā Trainer said he would support bringing the issue to a citizen vote,
if it helped gather support from the other supervisors. He suggested putting the matter to vote previously before the board, most recently when while attempting to gather support for the notice of intent to issue. Starkville Daily News could not reach District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard for comment. However, at the Nov. 4 meeting, he noted he would support allowing the matter to go to the ballot at an appropriate time. Jackson said he believed county residents would be more vocal about the issue if there was the type of desire for roadwork that would be needed to pass a referendum. āIf enough of the people were in favor of a road bond issue, you would see a lot more folks up there on a regular basis at the board meetings asking us to speed up our road paving plans,ā he said. āThatās not saying some donāt come every once in a while. But as a whole, thereās not just a huge group continuously up there, and that lets me know that for the most part, people donāt want more taxes increased on them for basically very few miles.ā Trainer said some of the supervisorsā differing thoughts on county roads could come down to differences in need in their districts.
āThe board has a mixed ideology on how to approach it, and thatās because our districts are different,ā he said. āIn the last couple of days, Iāve had calls about inadequate road conditions. Some others might not have that emphasis. I know they have the problems, but the emphasis might not be the same.ā Williams noted he also received a lot of concern from residents in his district about road condition. āThe residents of District 5 call me about various concerns, but I receive more calls about the need to improve presently paved roads and to pave existing gravel roads than I do about anything else,ā he said. āI understand the concern of county residents about the need for improving more county roads. A forward-thinking county like Oktibbeha should not have so many poor and unpaved roads.ā Montgomery noted that he had several projects he hoped would soon begin in his district to address some road pavement and repair needs, including work on New Light Road, Brown Road, and a joint project on Longview Road with Jackson. He said the supervisors would also discuss the countyās fouryear road plan at the boardās next meeting on Dec. 2. āIām excited to see that done,ā
he said. āWeāre going to show some more to put on the list that weāre going to be getting done. Iām glad to see that, and I think itās overdue.ā He also pointed out that, sometimes, how much roadwork was completed in a district depended on resources and the needs of the other districts. āYou have to look at what your needs are,ā he said. āIt depends on resources. Sometimes different projects are different sizes ā you canāt just put them all in cookie cutters and have everyone always get the same.ā Jackson said how much roadwork a district completed could also vary based on where the countyās road crews were. The districts all share the same road crews, he said. On cycles when the two crews were both in a district, which he said occurs about once per term they complete extra road work in that district. He said he believed the county should pave and maintain its roads, but that everything needed to be taken one step at a time. āI know there are a lot of people out there on gravel roads that want to see pavement, and I wish we could do more,ā Jackson said. āItās just that thereās only so much to go around, and folks can only stand so much payment.ā
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smell because of where the olfactory nerve is.Ā The olfactory nerve transmits impulses from smell receptors in our nose to our brain. Kimbrough said the nerve is located near the limbic system. The limbic system is comprised of the amygdala and the hippocampus.Ā They amygdala is the part of the brain that is connected to emotions and emotional memory and the hippocampus controls associated memories.Ā It is because of the olfactory nerve's relation to the limbic system that scent is such a strong memory trigger. Kimbrough said if the emotion was strong, the trigger would be just as strong. "The stronger our emotion when we smell something, the stronger it's going to be able to trigger memories later," she said. "It works both ways. That's why a house burning creates fear. The smell of cinnamon, sweet spices and cloves say holidays." For Kimbrough's children, it's a cinnamon smelling perfume she wears that reminds them of the holiday season. She said she typically only wears it during the winter time, and that it triggers holiday memories for her kids.Ā "I would usually put it on for the ļ¬rst time around the holiday," she said. "My children told me, 'We always know when it's time for Thanksgiving and Christmas because you start wearing that perfume.'" Kimbrough said people begin processing taste and smell before they are even born. She said once born, the brain acts as a ļ¬ling cabinet that is collecting experiences.Ā Kimbrough said our brains collect the information and store it
for the next experience. Our ability for memory recall through smell is also associated with conditioned responses. When people smell a new smell, it is automatically linked to the activity, person or moment.Ā "When we as a child smell something like chocolate chip cookies baking and then we get a bite of the cookie, we are like, 'Oh, that was good,'" she said. "The brain works together to associate those two things, the emotion of 'Oh, that was pleasurable' and the chocolate chip cookie." It is because of the conditioned response that everyone does not like the same scent. Miller said some people enjoy more potent candles, while others like himself, enjoy milder scents.Ā His new favorite scent is super spruce. He said it's not overpowering and has touches of pine and cinnamon. Miller said he enjoyed the smell because it reminded him of Christmas morning.Ā "Waking up on Christmas morning when I was a little kid," he said. "That's what I think of when I smell it. It's very interesting for me because I'm waking up at 7 years old with the Christmas tree and the whole family again."
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What will the U.S. House do with online sales taxes?
Back on April 25, the retailers who have no U.S. Senate by a vote physical location or of 63 to 30 passed the ānexusā in their state. Marketplace Fairness Act, The Congressional a measure which would Research Service cited empower states to collect federal estimates of $4.1 sales tax out-of-state online trillion in online sales in purchases. The bill would 2010, which amounts exempt small businesses to 16.1 percent of all SID SALTER that earn less than $1 U.S. sales. Estimates of SYNDICATED million annually from outforegone sales tax revenue of-state sales. from these transactions COLUMNIsT The bill now awaits total some $23 billion, action in the House Judiciary according to the National Conference Committee, where a number of of State Legislatures. The NCSL Southern Republicans ā usually identiļ¬es an annual $303.4 million reliable āno new taxesā members ā are in uncollected Mississippi sales tax expressing support for the legislation. revenues. What is lost in translation in the Proponents of the legislation say political debate over this issue is the new law would balance an unfair the contention that āInternet taxesā advantage that online retailers currently are new taxes. Thereās where the enjoy over traditional bricks-and- opponents of this legislation engage in mortar stores. Current law prohibits the old bait and switch. The fact is that states from collecting sales taxes from collecting online sales tax is simply full enforcement of a tax that Mississippi purchasers have owed since 1932. The Marketplace Fairness Act doesnāt tax the Internet. It makes goods purchased on the internet subject to the same tax collected daily on counter sales of exactly the same goods. So, as a matter of fact, the subject under debate is online sales tax collection. But true to form, U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, didnāt let a little thing like the facts get in his way. After the vote, which Cruz missed, he said: āThe Internet has been a haven for entrepreneurial growth. We should protect and cherish the freedom of the Internet, and Congress should not pass a massive new Internet sales tax. The Democratic leadership should not be doing the bidding of major corporate lobbyists, at the expense of mom-andpop retailers across America.ā Again, sales tax has been charged in Mississippi since 1932 and thereās nothing new about it. And the argument that opposing online sales taxes is a nod to āmom and popā merchants is laughable. Some of the biggest online retailers in the country like eBay have led the opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act. Wall Street is opposed because of fears that online securities transactions could be taxed. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, the author of the bill, said this after the Senate vote in favor of his bill: āWyoming shouldnāt subsidize out-ofstate and online retailers that operate and sell to people in our state. Right now, these retailers can offer lower prices than our local businesses simply because they do not have to charge the same sales tax that all of our local merchants do. āSales tax pays for the roads we drive on, the schools our kids go to, and the ļ¬re and policeman we depend on. And I donāt want to see a situation where other taxes will have to be raised to cover basic local services because these out-of-state and online retailers are not collecting the sales tax that is owed on their products. My Marketplace Fairness bill doesnāt create a new tax or raise any tax. Itās about statesā rights. It allows a state to enforce its own laws without having to ask Washington for permission,ā Enzi said. Proponents of āno new taxesā should love Enziās bill, because it doesnāt propose new taxes. It proposes full collection of existing taxes. It requires that customers who make their purchases via computers pay the same taxes as those who drive to the store, park, and walk up to the counter. States like Mississippi should have the right to require that small amount of tax fairness if they are going to continue to collect sales taxes as they have since 1932.
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Persistence pays off in dollars
A progress report with a vision seems to be what Mayor George Flaggs Jr. gave members of Congress from Mississippi on Wednesday. Itās just a start, but as past trips to Washington, D.C. by local ofļ¬cials have proven, persistence goes a long way. Flaggs wants to sell the idea that programs at federal facilities like the Engineer Research and Development Center can be a jumping-off point for economic development. No speciļ¬cs have been made available but the pieces are out there ā the myriad testing and experiments for the Department of Defense on and off the battleļ¬eld could spur more defense-oriented private business. A number of small businesses in Vicksburg and satellites of large outļ¬ts live off contract work at ERDC. Having a few more of those in town couldnāt hurt, what with the high cost and failure rate of startups in the private sector as a whole these days. Keep the idea on your lips, Mr. Mayor, even in broad theory. Itās a good idea. Flaggs says they want to visit the city. Itās standard procedure for senators and members of Congress to say theyāll visit their folks on the ground when the little guys want some face time. When they do, letās hope money returns to the conversation in quick order. Why? Until the cityās bond rating is restored ā something Flaggs and the cityās two aldermen must do next year ā it canāt tackle the arduous task of repairing its aging water and
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UK police: Slavery case involved ideology
LONDON (AP) ā New details emerged Saturday in the bizarre case of three suspected female slaves allegedly held for 30 years, with police indicating the unusual household arrangement started as a collective of people with shared political beliefs. While much of the case is still a mystery, British police said the two suspects ā a man and a woman from India and Tanzania ā bonded with two of the reported victims because of commonly held political views and lived with them in a communal situation, apparently in the Brixton area of south London. āWe believe that two of the victims met the male suspect in London through a shared political ideology, and that they lived together at an address that you could effectively call a ācollective,āā said Metropolitan Police Commander Steve Rodhouse. The collective eventually broke up, but the two women stayed on, for reasons the police say they do not yet fully comprehend. The third woman is a 30-year-old, who apparently spent most of her life under the control of the two suspects with only closely managed contact with the outside world. āSomehow that collective came to an end and the women ended up continuing to live with the suspects,ā Rodhouse said. āHow this resulted in the women living in this way for over 30 years is what (we) are seeking to establish, but we believe emotional and physical abuse has been a feature of all the victimsā lives.ā The disclosure Thursday that a 69-year-old Malaysian, a 57-yearold Irish woman and a 30-yearold Briton were freed after three decades prompted questions about how such a tragedy escaped notice for so long. Many puzzles still remained Saturday. Rodhouse refused to provide any details about the communal living situation or the political beliefs that united the group. It is not clear if they were bound by common religious views, a commitment to political or social change, or other factors. Police have said the three victims were subjected to repeated beatings and kept in place by āinvisible handcuffsā rather than physical constraints. They have indicated sexual abuse was not involved. New information was also revealed Saturday about the two suspects, who have been freed on bail until a court hearing in January. Rodhouse said they came to Britain in the 1960s. The suspects, who have not been named or charged with any crime, are a male and female couple, both aged 67. Rodhouse said a birth certiļ¬cate for the 30-year-old alleged victim has been located but that no other ofļ¬cial documentation about her life has been found. Authorities have not indicated if she was allowed to attend school or whether she is related to either the suspects or either of the other two victims. Police have said the three women may have been brainwashed. Ian Haworth, who founded
Britainās Cult Information Centre, said he suspects the communal situation involved a cult of some type in which the victims were subjected to mind control techniques. āEverything Iāve heard suggests it could well be a cult,ā he said. āThe use of the term āinvisible handcuffsā emphasized it. Itās a great description of mind control, thought reform, and psychological coercion.ā He said the victims, who apparently were not conļ¬ned to the apartment and were sometimes allowed out in chaperoned situations, may have been programmed to think of the apartment as the only safe place on Earth.
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MSU, partners celebrate $1.9 million grant at ICC kick-off event
For Starkville Daily News Mississippi State University and partners celebrated at Itawamba Community College's Belden Center on Nov. 22 the kick-off of a nearly $2 million project to accelerate job creation and encourage reshoring of advanced manufacturing jobs that have moved overseas. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that the university and its partners will be awarded $1,931,935 out of $20.5 million in total grant awards around the country to fund reshoring projects. Led by the university's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems Extension Center in Canton, the multi-partner MSU proposal outlines a "Make it in Mississippi" program to become one of the leading answers to the economic development challenge. Clay Walden, CAVS Extension director and principal investigator of the grant, said the program consists of key stakeholders working in partnership to fulļ¬ll distinct yet complementary scopes of work. In addition to the state's primary land grant university, program participants include selected community colleges, workforce investment boards, InnovateMississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority. "The strength of our proposal was the strength of our partnerships," Walden said. Speciļ¬cally, Itawamba Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Holmes Community College, Mississippi Delta Community College, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, and South Delta Planning and Development District are playing critical workforce development roles. MSU's award is part of the "Make it in America Challenge" made possible through the Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration, the Labor Department's Employment and Training Administration and the Delta Regional Authority. Additionally, Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership plans to make awards in early Fiscal Year 2014. Programs are designed to encourage U.S. companies to keep, expand or reshore their manufacturing operations in America, and to entice foreign companies to build facilities to make their products in the U.S. MSU President Mark E. Keenum said the three-year effort will focus strongly on both returning jobs to the U.S. and keeping advanced manufacturing jobs in the state. "We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Labor has recognized the effectiveness of MSU's relationships with key economic development and workforce training partners in accelerating job creation and encouraging the reshoring of advanced manufacturing jobs," Keenum said. "Keeping and expanding opportunities in the U. S. and bringing back jobs lost overseas are vital to any effort aimed at strengthening our economy." ICC President Mike Eaton said Itawamba Community College is excited to be a partner in the Mississippi Reshoring Team. "This signiļ¬cant grant will enable all of us as stakeholders in the 'Make it in Mississippi' program to meet the challenge of reshoring through a strong focus on addressing the needs of advanced manufacturing not only in our region, but also statewide," Eaton said. David Shaw, MSU vice president of research and economic development, said the CAVS Extension Center is focused on high tech manufacturing capacity in Mississippi and bringing companies into the state and helping them achieve success. The center assists companies as they effectively develop supply chain solutions and solve problems incurred during the manufacturing process. Additionally, MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute will lead program efforts to work with the furniture industry cluster. North Mississippi is a world leader in the production of upholstered furniture. This program will target the development of advanced manufacturing technicians in high demand by industry. James Williams, vice president of economic and community services at Itawamba Community College, said the program will expand a highly successful internship program and will accelerate the development of critical manufacturing skills across the region. The Reshoring Initiative is the only non-Mississippi entity involved, Walden said. He said Harry Moser of the Reshoring Initiative is the nation's leading expert on reshoring jobs to the U.S. and is an endorser and participant in MSU's program. Walden said the program places substantial emphasis on creating sourcing opportunities for small and medium size manufacturing enterprises within regional
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supply chains including a "top down" and "bottom up" strategy. InnovateMississippi will play an important role in helping to link these small manufacturers into the supply chains of larger manufacturers. Listening sessions will engage more than 100 advanced manufacturers to prioritize reshoring and other related supply chain opportunities. Manufacturing companies also will have opportunities to learn about doing business with original equipment manufacturers. National and regional best practices will be shared in three annual reshoring summits. The program also will conduct more than 30 technical assistance projects to connect small and medium size manufacturing enterprises with competitive technologies not commonly available. Projects will be selected and prioritized based on their potential for economic growth, such as private and foreign investment and job creation and retention. "This will increase competiveness of the state's advanced manufacturing enterprises, which in turn, makes these companies a more attractive sourcing solution," Walden said. Employment Training Administration funding will enable the community college partners to establish a six-week internship program with cooperating advanced manufacturers. Walden explained that this program will fund 276 internships with a targeted 85 percent placement rate. MSU's National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, known as nSPARC, will play a key role in the program in tracking not only positive economic impact, but also the career advancement of individuals who go through the advanced manufacturing internships under the guidance of community colleges. Walden said about half of the program's ļ¬nancing will be directed to developing Mississippi's workforce capacity in high skill, high demand job areas. MSU also will conduct a series of intensive certiļ¬cate based workshops designed to develop Lean, Six Sigma and Management skills. "This program will create synergies between the university's professional development activities and the outstanding workforce development efforts of our participating community colleges. The result will be to continue to enhance our state's global competitiveness," Walden said. For more information about Mississippi State University, see www.msstate.edu. three women have not been released; police said any information that might lead them to be unmasked would be withheld. Police on Saturday tried to contact local residents in the gentrifying area of Brixton for information about the suspects. Anita Prem, founder of the charity, said the group has received an āextraordinary riseā in calls from people seeking help since the dramatic case was made public Thursday. āWe are needing to increase our resources to cope with this extra demand,ā she said.
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āYou appear to be free to come and go but youāre not,ā he said. āIn a cult, you are programmed to think that everyone outside the group is against you. He said is it not necessary for cult members to live together but that doing so gives the leader even more control. Haworth said it may take a year for the victims to revert to the personalities they used to have. The situation of the younger woman who has never known freedom may
be even more fraught. said they Police cannot rush the complex investigation for that reason. āI have said from the start that our priority was the safety of the women who are the victims at the heart of this,ā Rodhouse said. āThat does not just mean their physical safety but their emotional and mental wellbeing also. To gain the trust and conļ¬dence of highly traumatized victims takes time, and this must move at their pace, not anyone elseās.ā The arrests were made after the Irish woman phoned the Freedom Charity
last month to say she was being held against her will along with two others. The charity engaged in a series of clandestine conversations with the women and contacted police. Two of the women eventually left the house, and police rescued the third. Police said Saturday that as part of an agreement with the charity, police had agreed not to move in and make arrests when the women were leaving. They waited nearly a month ā āworking to gain their trust and evidence,ā Rodhouse said ā before arresting the suspects. The identities of the
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sewer lines. Just the list of infrastructure hotspots that have failed in 2013 is easily a million-dollar problem. Earlier this week, Greenville Mayor John Cox and other city ofļ¬cials announced theyād received a $600,000 community development block grant to work on its water and sewer lines. Replacing just one segment could cost $1.8 million, according to published reports. Itās obvious to locals who are paying attention where it leaves us. Congressmen Thompson, Nunnelee, Harper and Palazzo need to bring the silk purse to help save the stateās buried jewel of a city. Voice your opinion and write your legislators.
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By Proclamation, Gentiva Hospice Celebrates National Hospice Month and Brings Home Care āHome for the Holidaysā
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& Hospice Month serves to educate Americans about Gentiva Hospice, part hospice service and dispel of the nationwide family of myths about it. Gentiva home health and It is important to note hospice companies, joins in that home health is an often celebrating National Home overlooked sector of the Care & Hospice Month. medical profession; however, On Tuesday, Nov. 19, it merits increased attention the Gentiva Home Care for its ability to actually and Hospice team joined reduce the overall costs of Mayor Parker Wiseman healthcare. in declaring November āAt a time when our National Home Care and country is searching for Hospice month. This answers to a growing observance honors hospice ļ¬nancial crisis, home health and home health workers provides an effective, efļ¬cient ā including nurses, aides, healthcare alternative,ā said social workers, therapists Stephanie Gary, Branch and administrators ā who Director for Home Health make a remarkable difference Care. āWe make it possible in the daily lives of patients for more of our citizens to and their families. recover from surgery or āWe are thrilled manage chronic illnesses to be celebrating the at home ā among family achievements of the and friends ā and avoid hardworking employees of unnecessary visits to the Gentiva Hospice during hospital or other institutions.ā National Home Care & Gary points out that the Hospice Month,ā said goal of home healthcare Stacy Thompson, Hospice professionals is to promote Executive Director. āEvery not only health but also American family has faced independence and quality of the challenges that go along life. with caring for loved ones āThanks to clinical facing a terminal illness. advancements in home November is a time to health, more of Americaās Mayor Parker Wiseman signs a proclamation declaring November National Home Care and Hospice month while Gentiva recognize and applaud the older residents are now Home Care and Hospice representatives are present. (From left) Pam Triplett, Stephanie Gary, Ginger Lee, Stacy Thompson, people who work so hard able to remain mobile and Dori Jenrette, Jackie Nason, Christy Dempsey and Marquette Rogers. (Submitted photo) every day to help improve energetic as they pursue the lives of patients and lifeās goals, from visiting the our patients, their families and their medical care, pain management and emotional families by working with grandkids to traveling,ā she them in the comfort of the patientsā home physicians that we provide care in the home and spiritual support to patients primarily in said. setting throughout the holidays, every day their homes or other type of residence. While setting.ā For anyone who is looking for more Thompson pointed out that November of the week,ā she said. "We want to assure hospice services continue to increase across information, whether you are a family also marks the beginning of the holiday patients and families that we can bring the gift the country, some common misconceptions member, caregiver, neighbor or church period when patients especially want to be of home this holiday season when it means so that may prevent timely access to this member, know that you can contact Gentiva much." important end-of-life care still exist. The Home Care and Hospice at 662-615-1519 or at home with their loved ones. Hospice services involve providing expert annual celebration of National Home Care 662-323-6777 to learn more. āThis is a time when we like to remind
Three generations tea room hosts āTwelve Days of Christmasā
For Starkville Daily News Three Generations Tea Room welcomes the 2013 Christmas season by honoring the long, continuing work of Starkville's Junior Auxiliary. The Auxiliary's vision is to the service of the children of Oktibbeha County by supplying assistance in clothing, education and welfare. Paige Lawes, owner of the Tea Room, had a very personal experience with Junior Auxiliary in 2003. Their goal for the fall of 2003 was collecting winter coats for children. People brought coats throughout the Christmas season and the Tea Room's summer room was overļ¬owing. When Junior Auxiliary came to collect the coats then president and three other members walked into the summer room. A gasp was heard, two members began crying and one softly said, "Thank you, Jesus." So let Starkville's own come honor this organization that has been the heart of our community for so many years. Three Generations Tea Room will begin its "Twelve Days of Christmas" on Dec. 7 and continue until Dec. 21. Weekday buffets open at 11 a.m. and merriment begins at 12:15 p.m. Shows run for approximately 25 minutes. Cost is $12 per person (tax and gratuity not included). The charity for the holiday season is Starkville Junior Auxiliary. u "Happy Birthday Jesus Brunch" will be from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 7. Christmas messenger, Vicky Burnett, will open our
season with a call to come and worship at baby Jesus's creche. Bring your children, grandchildren or special friends. Let the celebration begin. u "Country Christmas Sing-a-Long" will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 10. Vic and Jane Zitta return from the mountains of Virginia for the sing-a-long. u Plan your own party - small, large or in between at 11 a.m. on Dec. 11. u Daniel Jones, a member of the Starkville Symphony, will perform at 11 a.m. on Dec. 12. Jones returns with his violin and a quiver full of holiday cheer. u A bridesmaid luncheon is book for Dec. 13. u Lyle Tate, Madaline Golden and Co. return from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 14. u Elizabeth and Bryan Hawkins will lead Christmas carols at 11 a.m. on Dec. 16. /n Joe Evans, "Danny Boy," delights with melodies of Christmas cheer at 11 a.m. on Dec. 17 u Loren Hughes of the famed musical Hughes family will join in the celebration at 11 a.m. on Dec. 18. u Ada and Lily Fulgham bring a "Celtic Christmas" with a voice, a ļ¬ddle and a heartfelt love for their heritage at 11 a.m. on Dec. 19. u Ethan Ewing, member of the Starkville Symphony, will perform at 11 a.m. on Dec. 20. u Tara Lowery, Church Hill Elementary School music teacher will help celebrate the birth of Jesus from 9-11 a.m. on Dec. 21.
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Powerful storm system blasts US West; 8 killed
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ā A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. has marched eastward with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds. The ļ¬erce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories Saturday afternoon in New Mexico and Texas. As thick, gray clouds covered the Southwest, forecasters said the storm would sweep across the South and toward the Atlantic coast next week, causing problems for holiday travelers. Joe Harris, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the "Nordic outbreak" will "produce a mixed bag of wily weather that will end up impacting much of the nation." In New Mexico, authorities and residents braced for the second hit of a one-two punch that had already blanketed parts of the state with snow and freezing rain and caused a rollover accident that killed a 4-year-old girl in the eastern part of the state. Three other storm-related deaths were reported Saturday in a crash in the Texas Panhandle involving nearly a dozen vehicles. In California, where the storm system hit ļ¬rst, prompting ļ¬ooding and water rescues in recent days, three deaths have been linked to the storms since Thursday, as authorities found one body near downed power lines, one man crashed his vehicle into a tree and a woman was killed when a tree fell on a parked car. In Arizona, ļ¬reļ¬ghters recovered the body of a man who was swept away by high waters Friday in the Santa Cruz River in the southern part of the state. The storm already has affected much of the Western U.S., causing hundreds of rollover accidents and prompting ofļ¬cials to cancel events and close roads. In Nevada, snow in high elevations in the rural, eastern part of the state stranded dozens of cars. No fatalities were reported and authorities got the road open again by Saturday. In Arizona, rain came down Saturday as more than 8,000 cyclists competed in the annual El Tour de Tucson.
Also, high school football games, soccer tournaments and parades were cancelled across the state. Forecasters said parts of both California and Arizona could expect severe weather with winter storm warnings through Saturday. Weather ofļ¬cials said the mountains and the Antelope Valley foothills northeast of Los Angeles were under the most risk. However, they said there was only a small chance of rainstorms like those that prompted ļ¬ooding in California on Thursday. In New Mexico, it was unclear where the heaviest bands of snow would develop, meteorologist Jennifer Palucki said. In Texas, freezing rain and cold temperatures have already hampered travel and much of the "heavy stuff" will hit south of I-20, Harris said. Several trafļ¬c accidents were reported Saturday, including the fatal crash late Friday that left several injured hurt in Vega, about 30 miles west Amarillo, and one that injured three members of singer Willie Nelson's band when their bus struck a pillar on Interstate 30 near Sulphur Springs, about 75 miles northeast of Dallas.
Samantha Hernandez scrapes ice off of the windows after Kenneth Fields sprays them with a concoction of vinegar and water to soften the ice on Saturday, in Odessa, Texas. The ļ¬erce weather has caused at least eight deaths and prompted advisories Saturday afternoon in New Caltrans set a up a chains required station just south of Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, Mexico and Texas. (Photo by The Odessa American, Edyta Blaszczyk, AP) Calif., on Friday. (Photo by The Victor Valley Daily Press, David Pardo, AP)
Starkville Symphony Criss Christmas Concert
For Starkville Daily News The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Starkville. The program will be sponsored by two grants from the J.W. Criss Foundation. The grants were given to the Starkville-MSU Symphony for the participation of the orchestra and to the MSU Lyceum Series to sponsor the guest soloists. The Criss funds are administered by the MSU Division of Student Activities. The ļ¬rst half of the concert will feature the talents of SSO principal trumpet, ļ¬ute and horn, as well as assistant principal horn. The concert will open with Dr. Anthony Kirkland, MSU assistant professor of trumpet, performing the Henry Purcell "Sonata for Trumpet and Strings." This will be followed by a performance of the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Andante for Flute and Orchestra" featuring the talents of MSU instructor of ļ¬ute, Jessica Banks. The ļ¬rst half of the concert will conclude with J.S. Bachās "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1" which will feature the husband and wife team of Linda Glover, MSU horn instructor and Jon Glover, SSO assistant principal horn. The second half of the concert will consist primarily of a performance of J.S. Bachās Magniļ¬cat. This monumental work will be performed by the orchestra with soloists, Tara Warļ¬eld, soprano; Jeanette Fontaine, mezzo- soprano; Katie Morgan, mezzo-soprano; Adam Webb, tenor; and Peter Infanger, bassbaritone. Warļ¬eld, Fontaine Webb and Infanger are members of the MSU music faculty and Infanger serves as the Music Minister of Starkville First United Methodist Church. Morgan is a senior vocal music education major. Gary Packwood, MSU Director of Choral Activities, will lead the orchestra as well as the MSU State Singers performing as the chorus in the famous work musically providing the words of Maryās song of praise for her selection as the mother of the Christ child. The program will conclude with the tradition of the ever popular "Hallelujah!" from Handelās Messiah. All members of the community are invited to participate in this closing chorus. This participation has become a Starkville and SSO tradition looked forward to by many. Presuming that many people would have sung these choruses in the past, all community choristers are encouraged to bring their copy of Messiah, but if they do not have a copy, they can stand next to a MSU choir member or other chorister that has a copy. All singers are welcome and the hope is to have 300 singers present for the performance. The program is a free concert.
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Itās not something that the people around the state werenāt used to. It was just a different way of getting it to them. If they want to bid on these animals and donāt want to go to Starkville, theyāre used to being able to drive to their extension ofļ¬ce and doing it.ā Campbell said she launched extensive advertising for the auction, and to post videos of the horses online she enlisted aid from two MSU classes. Molly Nicodemusā equine behavior and training class helped train the horses to be gentle and cooperative enough for prospective owners, she said, and Trent Smithās sales class helped prepare and clean horses for photos. Campbell said the highest bid for any horse was $3,050. Hankins said other statistics revealed that the online auction method reached customers from further away than before. āWe had buyers from 11 different states as far away as Ohio, New York and Utah,ā Hankins said. āOther than that, (bidders were) mostly Southeastern. We had 38,029 hits in the three weeks we had the site open, and we had 2,651 unique visitors. Of those ... 137 actually registered to bid. We had one lady that bought four horses that lived in Utah. We had people bidding on (horses) from their smartphones.ā Campbell said while she was pleased with the overall outcome of the auction, there were some improvements she hoped to make next year based on this yearās results. A chief lesson this year, she said, was that lengthening the auction from one day to 21 days was a double-edged sword.Ā āI think it helped and hurt some,ā Campbell said. āWe lost a little bit of interest on a few of the horses because it was drawn out so long, but for the most part, it allowed us time to advertise and get more interest out and get more people interested. We Cori Webb, a senior in animal and dairy sciences at Mississippi State University, exercised a blue roan gelding before the (also) need to explain how the bidding process works a little bit university sold it in an online auction Nov. 1-21. (Photo by Kat Lawrence,Ā MSU Ag Communications) better.ā
Teaching methods study wins campus graduate research challenge
For Starkville Daily News A Mississippi State physics and astronomy instructor will represent the university in regional Three Minute Thesis competition. Joshua B. "Josh" Winter of Starkville recently was named grand champion of the university graduate school's 3MT challenge. In the next phase, he faces winners from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Winter Held on university and college campuses throughout the nation, 3MT events require graduate students to explain in three minutes or less their thesis research both to an audience and a panel of judges. Winter, a two-time MSU graduate currently pursuing an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction, won with a presentation that explored teaching methods and effects in an introductory physics classroom. The former Tippah County resident was among nearly 35 MSU graduate students competing in eight categories. Research topics ranged from sustainability to genetics. In 2001, Winter graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in secondary education and concentrations in chemistry and physics. A year later, he received a master's in curriculum and instruction with a physics concentration. "We are very proud of Josh," said Dean of Education Elton Moore. "He competed against some very talented students. We wish him the very best of luck at the next level of competition." Winter said he "was honored to have been in the company of such great graduate students; everyone's research was interesting and their presentations were great. "I've been a teacher for quite some time, but educational research is new to me and the learning experience that has come with planning, conducting, and now presenting the results of research has been one of the most fulļ¬lling parts of my graduate studies here at MSU," he said. "I can't wait to see what the next level of competition is like and I hope to represent Mississippi State well." Other campus winners included runner-up Evangel Kummari from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Bahareh Kokabian from the Bagley College of Engineering received the People's Choice Award. Additional information on MSU graduate research and programs is available at www.grad.msstate.edu.
Tour stop to honor black soldiers at battle site
BALDWYN (AP) ā Brice's Crossroad Battleļ¬eld ofļ¬cials are hoping to add a tour stop to honor black soldiers who fought in the Civil War battle in north Mississippi. "Nothing has been decided; this is only a concept at this point," said Edwina Carpenter, the director of the Mississippi's Final Stands Interpretive Center, which includes the Battle of Brice's Crossroads and the Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg. Carpenter tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http:// bit.ly/18SCZRt ) that under consideration are three markers ā or "waystops" ā plus a monument, perhaps a statue, of some kind to mark units of the United States Colored Troops. The proposed memorial would honor the soldiers of the 55th and 59th U.S. Colored Infantry and Company F of the 2nd United States Colored Artillery. The tour stop would sit on about ļ¬ve acres set aside off County Road 166 in Union County, near the site of the Holland House and the ļ¬rst line of defense they formed during the battle. The units served as a rear guard to protect some 250 wagons and ambulances. "The memorial would honor these brave soldiers; it's something we've talked about for a long time," Carpenter said. The next step is to take the concept plan to the battleļ¬eld commission and get their input, she said. "We estimate the cost would be around $25,000 to $30,000," she said. Some funding would be available through the National Park Service's American Battleļ¬eld Protection Program for planning and design, but most of the money would have to be raised privately. Phil Walker of the Walker Collaborative of Nashville helped put together the management plan for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. "The area covers 30 counties, focused on key themes, including the Civil War, Native American heritage, African-American heritage and the arts," Walker said. "We wanted to ļ¬nd one key site and apply our principles, and Brice's Crossroads hits two of those themes." The role of the USCT is noted inside the interpretive center, but the new tour stop would place a bigger emphasis on its role Walker said only 141 markers nationwide mention the USCT's role in the Civil War, and only 65 give it a primary focus. Mississippi has two markers.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Ā I love all vegetation ā from blooming hanging baskets to those mystical spider lilies which show up out of the blue and color the fall landscape with the most beautiful shade of red I ever saw. But Iām not talking about ornamental plants today.Ā EmILY JONES My latest obsession is with DELUDED DIVA the kind you see on aisle one in the supermarket ā the very same aisle I once avoided because I couldnāt face the guilt of my childish aversion to vegetables. Fruit represented the ļ¬rst step to a major Oreo binge.Ā Since I was a wee little girl, I hated vegetables and equated them with punishment.Ā āYou canāt go out and play until you eat your green beans,ā announced my well-meaning mother. I took an obligatory bite and they tasted like dirty socks smell.Ā I hid them under my mashed potatoes and was ļ¬nally released to join my friends. Ditto for dessert: No dessert until all my squash was gone.Ā Ā The name alone sounded disgusting to a child and it would not become acceptable until a decade later when I discovered they could be battered and deep fried.Ā Okra?Ā Forget it.Ā It felt more like a slimy slug going down and I embarrassed my family by regurgitating in the dining room of the old Gilmore Hotel in Columbus. No one ever encouraged me to eat okra again unless it was fried and smothered in ketchup.Ā As I enter my fourth week of a plant-based diet, I have suddenly begun eating like āa big girl.āĀ Oh my gosh, I canāt believe what Iāve been missing. This week I baked my very ļ¬rst acorn squash and when almost done, brushed the cavity lightly with a teaspoon of butter and brown sugar.Ā I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.Ā This should be dessert. It had the ļ¬avor of a pumpkin pie and the consistency of pudding.Ā Next, I grilled some round slices of eggplant brushed with a dressing of olive oil, pomegranate balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard.Ā I did the same to fat slices of red bell pepper and red onion.Ā I layered the tender crisp vegetables on a whole wheat bun, grilled lightly with the same dressing. I added a slice of provolone cheese and some basil which Iād rescued before the freeze last week.Ā What can I say?Ā A quarter-pounder never tasted as wonderful or seemed so satisfying. Did you know that fresh raspberries donāt taste anything like raspberry popsicles and lentils are not an internal organ somewhere near your spleen? Cauliļ¬ower and broccoli have become midafternoon treats.Ā I didnāt care for either a month ago unless they were swimming in a rich Velveeta based white sauce and topped with an inch of buttered bread crumbs. Ā What is happening to me? Ā I feel like Iāve been possessed by little green elves. This week I bought my very ļ¬rst beet which I didnāt even know was edible. I thought they were grown in cans and used to decorate an all-you-caneat buffet. Beets do have one big drawback.Ā After slicing one on my white cutting board, it looked like I had slaughtered a pig.Ā Ā The new vegetarian plan was an experiment to which I agreed only to humor my vegan son.Ā He felt I could ļ¬ght cancer more effectively if I said goodbye to the low carb, high fat fare to which Iād grown accustomed. Most nutritionists agree. I agreed to give it a try for one month since that would bring me right up to Thanksgiving Day. Who ever heard of Thanksgiving without turkey and ham?Ā Now, Iām not so sure Iām going back
International students from Mississippi State University and other members of the community gather at the First United Methodist Churchās Christian Life Center for a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the churchās missions committee. This yearās dinner will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day. (Submitted photos)
International Thanksgiving Dinner educates students
By MORGAN UPTON email@example.com Mississippi State Universityās campus will be empty Wednesday as studentās head home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, but not every student gets to go home. Many international students will remain in town, but they can enjoy the holiday too with the 29th International Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner is sponsored by First United Methodist Churchās Missions Committee and will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day. The Thanksgiving meal began when Armando and Ruth de la Cruz opened their home to international students who had nowhere to go for the holiday. Members of the World Neighbors Association volunteer their time to cook and provide other services at the dinner. Twenty-nine years ago times were different on Thanksgiving. The town was seemingly shutdown, and because of that, the de la Cruzes began holding Thanksgiving dinner for a multitude of students. āIt was a different situation here,ā Armando said. āThey closed the dorms. Restaurants were closed. Students didnāt have any place to go. Some of them got invited to go to other Thanksgivings, and thatās why we decided to have this.ā The dinner moved to FUMCās Christian Life Center when the de la Cruzes house became too small. Armando said he carves anywhere from 10 to 15 turkeys for the dinner. At last yearās dinner, 350 people were served a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing and the works. FUMCās pastor, the Rev. Giles Lindley, said this was his third Thanksgiving in Starkville, and he was looking forward to attending the dinner for the second time. He said the church was happy to provide an opportunity to help others celebrate. āHospitality is a key theme for the United Methodist Church,ā Lindley said. āIt is good to be able to share the hospitality, some of the American Thanksgiving customs and a great time of fellowship with the larger community.ā During the dinner, international students are able to talk with others and learn about the holiday and why it is celebrated. It teaches the students about the unique event in Americaās history. Ruth said originally students would ask if they were hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, but now it has become an anticipated event. The dinner has created long lasting relationships. Ruth said some students were married after meeting at the dinner, and that no one ever forgets about their time at the International Thanksgiving Dinner. āWe have former students from 20 years ago who come to visit,ā she said. āThatās the
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ļ¬rst thing they do is ask if we still have the dinner. One year, somebody had moved to Chicago and sent us a card sending wishes to the dinner.ā Volunteers enjoy the meal too. Tracey Nash, director of the Crossroads International Friendship House, has volunteered at the dinner for three years. She said her husband works at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus and this is his ļ¬rst Thanksgiving off in a while, but she will still be at the International Thanksgiving Dinner. āIām still going to serve,ā she said. āI think of many of them as my second family. Itās deļ¬nitely cross-cultural and crossreligious.ā Lisa Dakhlalla has volunteered for three years as a cook. She said her family does not celebrate Thanksgiving because of its Muslim background, and because her husband is from a different country. She said sheās happy to have a chance to help the students who are left in Starkville for the holiday. āWeāre a community and the community should care for those in it,ā Dakhlalla said. āI think this is great. I feel so sorry for the foreign students. Everyone gets to go home to their family and have a good time. Theyāre stuck here and maybe donāt know what Thanksgiving is about. (The dinner) is more like a party. Itās not like work for me.ā
I put my money on the Dawgs!
Why does an artist do what tibbeha County hills, through she does? When does she do our A&M, Mississippi State it? How does she do it? I am a College, (names back then) local artist who started sketchand back again to Overstreet ing, coloring and even painting Elementary School. When you when I was merely four and a think you cannot read, write or half years old. Art allows me do arithmetic then youāll hear CAROLE to be who I am and to express the caboose say to you, āYou myself in a special, visual way McREYNOLDS can do it, yes you can!ā as I see, feel and understand At the end of ļ¬rst grade we DAVIS the world all around me. In could read, write and add and the ļ¬rst grade in Miss Adalaide CONTRIBUTING subtract because we had heard, Saundersās class ,she was my listened and learned that the COLUmNIST very petite teacher with her blue tiny red train car whispering in hair, and she was not much bigger than our hearts and souls, āYes you canā over, her ļ¬rst grade class members. She was our over and over again to us as the red caboose size, and we loved Miss Adalaide! One day whipped around our pretty hillsides, and the she invited me to come up front and draw big black engine would blow its mournful for the class. I drew a duck on the black horn sound āWHOOOOOOOOOOO.ā board. My classmates clapped! I knew that When May ļ¬nally arrived we all had masI would become a real artist one day. Miss tered our reader, āDick and Janeāā¦ my Adalaide also told us that we would learn ļ¬ve favorite words in the entire ļ¬rst grade to read, write and do arithmetic before the reader were, āCome letās go and see!ā ļ¬rst grade year was over. One day she told Why does an artist do what she does? It us a story, āWe are on a train heading down is called falling in love with creating somea rail road track. There is a tiny red car at thing every day of my life every second, the end of the long train called the caboose. minute and hour I want to sketch, paint or We are going to board this Overstreet El- use my drive of creation making something ementary School train, and we are all going beautiful to then share the ļ¬nished piece or to ļ¬t inside this caboose. āChug ā¦ chug ā¦ thing with others. I create in all kinds of chug ā¦chugging and bumping along we ways. First on a canvas making an intricate would go around the town, country side, drawing of a face, a place or every thing into the woods and up and down these Ok- else. Then I shall splash colors all over the
painting working very fast indeed. I may create a wonderful hat. I love hats of all kinds, brand new hats, middle-aged hats, and antique hats. I love creating outļ¬ts which are sometimes silly, serious and beautiful. I love jewelry expensive and not so expensive jewelry. I do create a porch scene for every season of the year on our big āole 103-year-old wrap-around front porch which has been home sweet home for six generations of my maternal family. I love people. Rich, middle class and very poor people. We live in Godās Country, āOne Nation Under Godā right here in our great state located on the corner of northeast Mississippi. It is our world to enjoy living, working and playing, as we each make our own round world go around, around and around almost like that ļ¬rst grade train and her little red caboose at the end of the track humming, āWe can do it, and we can make it to the end!ā Why? When? How? I know that if I can lift up one sad heart or soul with my love of creating a painting, a hat, a story and a front porch then I suddenly realize that I have a real purpose to live that day, and it was worth it all! I have shared my own life with others as my own artistic, creative gift of being an artist!
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FROM DAYS PAST
Glider Club and Raspet Research Flight Lab
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News The State College (now Mississippi State University) was asking for more high school members in 1955.Ā The demands are few and the rewards are great according to the Hi-Jacket. The club was organized in 1953, as an organization to train youth to ļ¬y.Ā Under the able instruction of Mr. Guy Storer, an intensive training program was set up, consisting of a Schweitzer 1-19 utility glider, a stripped down 1948 Ford for a tow car and various lengths of rope for towing.Ā In 1955 the club acquired a higher performance sailplane for advanced students.Ā All ļ¬ying was done solo on the theory that it is cheaper and builds self-reliance. Learning to ļ¬y in a single place glider is easy and absolutely safe, students and parents were told.Ā The beginner was taught certain hand signals, which were standard Navy carrier landing signals, and as he is towed along the runway the instructor from the back of the tow car uses these signals to help the beginner (a Dodo Bird) master the controls of the ship. After learning to keep the wings level and to travel in a straight path, the speed is stepped up and something happens; the student is ļ¬ying, he is off the ground, and is supported by nothing but air.Ā He is now a Junior Birdman.Ā Skill increases, the technique of making correct turns is mastered, and the second great hurdle appears on the horizon. The student is now ready for tows to higher altitudes.Ā His status is raised to Senior Birdman.Ā The student is now in the realm of real enjoyment.Ā The earth is now seemingly far away and he is soon ready to pit his skill against nature. Soaring is worth every bit of the time spent in preparation.Ā Coordination between feet and hands and the ability to plan ahead are highly developed.Ā Some say soaring is dangerous; a person can be killed if he is careless, but soaring is far safer than driving an automobile on the highway. The glider club was not only an organization in which to have fun, but also one in which a person learns many things. Dr. George Bennett, retired director of Mississippi Stateās Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, started ļ¬ying gliders as a high school student in 1953 as a member of the Starkville High School glider club offered by Mississippi State. His interest in model aircraft led to a passion for sailplanes. George said, āWe had one little glider (a Schweitzer 119 model).Ā It was very primitive, almost like a Wright Brothers ļ¬yer.Ā The gliders in the 1950s were heavy, wooden with a steel-tube, fuselage, open-cockpit, single-place and auto-towed. They pulled them with a car (notably, a 1946 Ford taxi) and a 400-foot rope, and away you went.Ā The glider club charged 25 cents a tow and would run them down the runway at Starkvilleās Bryan Field airport.ā āIt was done progressively, āBennett said. āFirst, they just dragged you along the ground.Ā You kept the wings level, but you didnāt get off the ground.Ā You would just keep going higher and higher, and pretty soon you were ļ¬ying a pattern at about 400 feet. Then, you would get a rope that was about 1,000 feet long. Guy Storer was an early instructor.Ā If you picked up an updraft, you could go right on up to a cloud base at 3,000 to 4,000 feet and
To the left is the photo used in the 1955 Hi-Jacket, Starkville High Schoolās student newspaper encouraging students to join the Glider Club.Ā To the right, the Dottie S was begun as a high school project and completed in 1957 at Mississippi State University with the help of Guy Storer of the Raspet Flight Research Center. The wings were based on the shorter ones of the Schultz-Midwest MU-1 while the horizontal tail was based on the LaisterKaufmann LK-10A and the vertical tail was scaled down from that of a Schweitzer SGS 2- 12 (TG-3A). No spoilers. (Submitted photo)
George Bennett, retired RFRL Director, and Kast Wood, USPS, ready for taking off for the traditional souvenir mail-carrying ļ¬ight in the āPW6.ā (Submitted photo) stay up there for awhile.Ā There were no radios, so Guy used hand signalsābut we managed to keep from killing ourselves. Bennett, whose main career interest over the years, has been in managing, designing and building airplanes, said āSoaring is a Sport.āĀ It is a very expensive sport.Ā Sailplanes cost a minimum of about $30,000 and can range up to $250,000 depending on design features. The late August Raspet for whom the Raspet Flight Research Lab is named was famed for his āpioneering drag reduction and suction boundary layer research.ā Raspet founded and led the MSU ļ¬ight research program from 1947 until his death in a 1960 plane crash at the same airļ¬eld. āAugust Raspet was considered a god among the technical soaring people,ā said George Bennett, retired former Raspet lab director and a longtime glider pilot of Starkville. āHe had an international reputation in drag reduction (research) and essentially started engineering research at MSU.ā The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum held an Aviation History Roundtable in 2010 in conjunction with the 65th Anniversary of the End of World War II.Ā Dr. Chester McKee said, āDr. Raspetās work is known all over the world. Not only did he do fantastic research in the ļ¬ow dynamics of aircraft and other areas, he also mentored a number of people who went on to have distinguished careers in aeronautics.ā Raspetās son, David, was one of the panelists at the Roundtable, and he noted the importance of those in the World War II generation for their willingness
Commemorative letter carried during the dedication ceremony, which designated the Raspet Research Flight Laboratory as one of only 13 such sites established nationwide. (Submitted photo) to take risks in research that would ultimately pay off big.Ā āI count it as one of the great blessings of my life that I worked in an environment with World War II veterans,ā David Raspet said.Ā āIf you worked with someone who got shot at, their acceptance of risk was unique. Society was more of accepting of risks at that time, and we did a wide range of activities looking for big breakthroughs, all with the probability of failure.ā On November 1, 2003, glider pilots and builders from MSU and across the country gathered at Starkvilleās Bryan Field airport for a dedication ceremony, which designated the Raspet Research Flight Laboratory as one of only 13 such sites established nationwide since 1980 by the National Soaring Museum. MSU is the only such site in the Southeast.Ā Paul MacCready of Pasadena, Calif., internationally known as the āfather of human-powered ļ¬ight,ā was the keynote speaker.Ā Soaring luminaries Bruce Carmichael, Mel Swartzberg, Charles Cliett and David Raspet (August Raspetās son) joined MacCready, Bennett and Johnson for a round-table session at the labās Honda Annex to discuss August Raspetās contributions with ļ¬ight lab faculty, staff and students. Morning activities were highlighted by a 10:30 a.m. take-off of a vintage sailplaneĀ with Katherine Wood of the U.S. Postal Service as a passenger. The plane landed 30 minutes later carrying special postmarked mail. The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL) is one of the premier university ļ¬ight research facilities in the country.Ā Established at Mississippi State University 65 years ago, this aeronautical research laboratory possesses a rich heritage in full-scale ļ¬ight vehicle development and test, advanced composites development and fabrication, computer-controlled manufacturing, and test of prototype composite applications.Ā RFRL has demonstrated expertise in the design, build and test of prototype composite structures and components, and poses unique capabilities in the areas of ļ¬ight research and testing of manned and unmanned ļ¬xed-wing and rotarywing aircraft. This laboratory, established in 1948
under the guidance of Dr. August Raspet, became a world-class ļ¬ight research and development facility for sailplanes and powered aircraft, utilizing unconventional methods. It was here that pioneering drag reduction and suction boundary layer research was accomplished, propelling the United States to the world leadership in sailplane design in the late 1950s. Dick Johnsonās RJ-5 sailplane pointed the way with its glide ratio of 40:1. Inspiring a wide range of individuals, this facility acted as a catalyst for sailplane designers and builders the world over. The science of soaring was advanced by the diverse and dedicated research efforts of scientists and students here at MSU. Other glider club members from the early days who still ļ¬y, according to Bennett are William Page, Tom Stennis, Tom Hardy, Charles Cliett and August Raspetās son, David. Along with many others associated with the Raspet Research Flight Lab and Glider Club members.Ā To everyone afļ¬liated, you helped make the club and the lab the landmark it is today.
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As a little girl I was taught to always be myself, who else would I be anyway? I owe my philosophy of living life to its fullest to my daddy, John Andrew McReynolds, II, my mama, Elizabeth Jeanette Lewis McReynolds and my baby brother, John Andrew McReynolds, III (Johnny) who nurtured, cared, petted, encouraged and loved me so much. This was and still is my dear and wonderful sweet, sweet, sweet family! So today, I am sharing with each of you a most unique and āArtistic Creationā simply titled,āI Put my money on the Dawgs.ā How and why in the world did I create this? Well, we have a new bank in town, Renasant Bank at 500 Lampkin Street. Lampkin Street is one of our oldest streets in town. It was founded in 1904 in Tupelo. It has banks located in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. They have just completed an acquisition of Merchantās and Farmerās Banks. My husband, Frank Davisā great granddaddy, Warren Burton Potts, was the
president and founded M&F in Kosciusko. We moved with this bank to Renasant Bank. We were invited to come to the grand opening on Sept. 19 and the ribbon cutting on September, 20. I appreciate Mr. Tommy Tomlinson, who is the president of Starkvilleās Renasant Bank, for giving us the grand tour and telling us that all local labor was used to build this beautiful bank except for the elevator and the vault. Mr. Briar Jones was the architect, and sweet Amy Grosinske Grifļ¬n helped us obtain our new lock boxes. This lovely bank with its picture perfect setting is really an asset to Starkville! I decided to create not only an extra special hat, but an extra special outļ¬t to wear for the occasion. It needed money! Years ago, a gentleman named Mr. Jessie James was down at The Starkville Cafe just folding dollar bills. I was fascinated with what he was doing. I ask him to create me a necklace, bracelet, ring and earrings. He agreed, and I just knew that one day I would ļ¬nd the perfect occasion to wear his wonderful money jewelry. I had tucked it away in a jewelry box for this very day!
I am going to share my creation with you as āMy Viewerā and āMy Reader,ā and I want to say thank you to Frank for his photography. Weāll start at the top left hand side and end at the bottom right hand side as we are reading a sentence on a page. At the tip top on the side or our home front porch, there is a antique bright yellow railroad lantern. Underneath it is a dark green and orange lantern with bright red globe. Find a touch of a soft red pillow behind my back as I am swinging in a 103-year-old white wooden swing that my great granddaddy, Papa Pearson (Wiley Bartley Pearson) built. Notice the black iron grill railing that leads you up from the old brick stairs onto the porch. Before we go up those bricks peep outside to the south side of the yard and ļ¬nd a big church steeple, a bird house, a stand and a few silver hub caps against and along the old wooden fence. Spot the green wooden swing made by Mr. Buck Swain āSwinging with Swain!ā that only holds two people, which is known as āA Courting Swing!ā There is a tiny table
with a tea pot and two tiny tea cups which is just waiting to serve tiny tea party guests! Now letās go up the steps and onto the front porch. We start with my designed hat and the white card says, āI put my money on the Dawgs.ā Look at the cute MSU āBulldawgā with his maroon and white ribbons around his neck and right above the white card. I pinned on an antique large green ļ¬ower and I used bright green ribbon (to represent green money) and black and white ribbon, too. I put ļ¬ve $1 bills tied with black ribbon almost shaped like a bow all around my white straw Derby hat. If you look closely there is a 50 cent piece and a ļ¬ve cent piece on the brim of the front of the hat. The hat is ļ¬lled up with money! Around my neck is a sterling silver dog collar (perfect for the MSU Bulldawg) as a neck piece holding an old silver follar that my own great aunt, Mabel Lewis, gave me years ago. She always gave us silver dollars for birthdays and Christmas times. We called her āMader.ā We now treasure all of her silver dollars. In a way, Mader went with me that
day! Look back at my ear lobes ... and each earring is a $1 bill. Look closely and ļ¬nd my own daddyās $20 gold stick pin which is stuck near the collar part of my blouse on the left hand side. It is almost hidden. See it? Daddy always asked me, āCarole, will you ever grow up?ā... āDaddy, I never did grow up!ā Below this is a $2 bill. My bow tie is a $5 bill and it too is tied with green, black and white bows. My corsage on the right side is a $10 bill tied again with a larger white bow, green and black ribbon. Look at my fabulous necklace all $1 bills. It is so lovely! See the black soft ribbon used as a chain for my neck. Find the $1 bills used to make my bracelet and in the $1 ring with the $1 symbol right in the smack middle of my ring! I am wearing a wide, large black leather belt, a white lacy blouse and dark blue mixed with white polka dots on a pair of dress blue jeans. So as an artist I was inspired to design, create an unusual, unique hat for a special occasion of a new bank in town, Renasant Bankās grand opening and ribbon cutting. I ended up with a whole
money outļ¬t. Why does an artist do what she does? When does she do it? How does she do it? I answered these questions by my creation both artistically and visually! As an artist I was inspired to create what I would be wearing to a special occasion. Each one of us should live each second, minute and hour as our own unique selves. We need to each dare to do thus we dare to live the moments lived to their fullest indeed, and we cherished our time here on this earth! I chose my āArtistic Creativeā theme that day because we are all so grateful to be Starkvillians, and have within our shadows of this city the largest most wonderful university in our great state of Mississippi. Our heartbeat is Mississippi State University, home of the MSU Bulldawgs, all located in our rolling hills of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. I put my money inside Renansant Bank, but ... I put my money on the Dawgs!
Carole McReynolds Davis, local artist who is free-spirited and whimsical. Contact me at fc@ ms.metrocast.net.
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How to pick the right college
For Starkville Daily News Selecting the right college means not only choosing where youāll live for the next four years, but ļ¬nding the best ļ¬t for your personality, interests and your familyās ļ¬nancial situation. Itās often one of the biggest decisions many teens have ever faced. If youāre considering several colleges, the best way to compare them is to make a list of the things that are most important to you and see how each school stacks up. You might include proximity to home, athletics or arts programs, campus size, etc. When listing pros and cons, consider cost, academics, social life and the impact it will have on your future career.
According to the most recent Annual Survey of Colleges by the College Board, students attending a four-year college in their own state will spend an average of $17,860 on tuition, fees and room and board during the 2012-2013 academic year. The average price tag jumps to $39,518 per year for a private fouryear college1. To cover the costs, parents and students may need to consider student loans, ļ¬nancial aid and scholarships. You can get a list of available scholarships from your high school guidance counselor as well as the colleges and universities you want to attend. Itās important to start your scholarship search early and look at all possible sources. For example, Foresters(tm), an international life insurance provider committed to family well-being, offers the Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program2, which awards up to 250 tuition scholarships for higher learning worth up to $8,000 each in the US and Canada for eligible members and their spouses, children and grandchildren.
tors when choosing the right college, but there are many things to consider while researching each prospective school. Though some people judge a school solely on published college rankings, it may be more important to ļ¬nd the rank of speciļ¬c departments within those schools. A top Rank your priorities medical school or culinary program Cost may be one of the biggest fac- could be part of a school that doesnāt
schoolās resources and how helpful school staff will be. Finally, make sure any scholarship you might be awarded can be used at the schools you have on your short list. For example, Foresters Competitive ScholNarrow down top choices arship can be used for tuition at any vocational or trade school, college Plan a few campus visits to get a or university offering a full-time feel for campus size, dorm life, the academic program of two years or have a high overall ranking. Assessing what you value most in an educational program will help put you on the path to success.
more. If you ļ¬nd yourself overwhelmed by all of the choices, just make the best decision you can with the information you have. Many students change majors during their college days. What may be the best ļ¬t academically now can change as quickly as what you want to be when you graduate.
market for mung bean sprouts or trying to grow alfalfa on the window sill. My next challenge is to cut out the cheese and sugar, but I canāt go from zero to 60 in a mere month, and this way of life is a monumental shift in my food gears. Ā Ā Emily Jones is a retired journalist who edits a website for bouncing baby boomers facing retirement. Ā She invites you to drop by www.deludeddiva.com.
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to my old ways. I feel good, have lost a few pounds and my taste buds burst at the thought of something as simple as a pear.Ā Sell your stock in Reeseās peanut butter cups. Ā Itās taken almost a month for my taste buds to adjust to this new adult way of eating, and Iām making new discoveries every day. Instead of shopping for shoes, Iām out foraging the
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By Lisa Harris For Starkville Daily News In life the Lord sometimes blesses us with siblings. My luck of the draw put me right in the middle of two boys. So now I have middle child syndrome and only girl syndrome. It is a double disorder. They say that girls are always treated with favoritism, but ātheyā have never met THE GOLDEN BOY. He showed up on September 1, 1970 or so just when life was going along just ļ¬ne in a two-child family. There was one boy and one girl. Why mess with perfection? I was the baby! Well time has passed and I am 47 and he is 42-ish, I suppose. I donāt really know for sure. What do you think I am, my brotherās keeper? In a recent trip to Biloxi to see my mom in the ICU, I felt the sting of favoritism once again. For the record, my mom is doing much better, but went through the ringer. When you go to Biloxi to see a show, you donāt plan on spending practically the whole month there. The rivalry began when the brother showed up, of course, about 30 minutes before me to the city of Biloxi. I showed up at the hospital before him though. My brother and I were able to enter the room at the same appointed time. I reached for my momās hand to say, āHey momma,ā and she held it for a brief moment until The Golden Boy came into view. Well you would have thought we were playing hot potato as she let go of my hand and grasped the baby boyās hand as if her world was now complete. I thought she would never let go. Good grief! After that particular visit I called him a mommaās boy. His wife even noticed the differential treatment. She got a big kick out of our ļ¬ghting for our motherās affections. You would not think that ICU could be a place of comic relief, but it is kind of how I roll. If something is humorous it doesnāt matter the situation. My poor mom had a ventilator on at the time and her hands were strapped down to keep her from pulling tubes out, but she did her best to communicate. I learned how to read lips and that my mom has nice penmanship. If we could not make out her lips, she would write. She drew an eye and a heart and a U. She asked about the eight grandchildren and wrote various messages in the event that we couldnāt understand her. At one point my sister-in-law thought she said, āI feel nasty!ā I was able to decipher, āDuck Dynastyā come from her moving lips. It was kind of like charades
12 days of pet-safe holidays
For Starkville Daily News The holidays can be a hectic time for everyone. While youāre busily gearing up for guests and parties, itās important to remember your petās safety to ensure a festive and fun season is enjoyed by all. From bright decorations to holiday house guests, it can be easy to overlook a few household dangers that may cause harm to your favorite companions. Here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your fuzzy friend safe and jolly this holiday: Covered Cords: Cords used for holiday lights can be tempting to chew for many pets. Take time while decorating to tape down or cover cords to help prevent shocks, burns or other serious injuries. Tempting Table Scraps: Rich scraps such as drippings, gravy and poultry skin can cause pets to suffer from upset stomach, diarrhea and even pancreatitis, which are not only terribly painful but can be fatal. Giving your dog poultry bones is also a bad idea as they can splinter and get stuck in your dogās gastrointestinal tract. Radiant Ribbons: Cats may be interested in playing with or eating tinsel and ribbons hanging from trees. These decorations should be placed high on the tree or not used at all because they can potentially cause serious intestinal damage if swallowed. Dinging Doorbells: Consider putting your dog on a leash before people start arriving. Not only will you be able to control him if he begins to jump, youāll also avoid him running out the door. Tasty Treats: Keep human party snacks out of reach from animals and offer petfriendly options instead, such as BLUE Santa Stew Holiday Feast and Santa Paws Snacks. Quiet Corners: Provide pets with a quiet place to retreat so they can choose whether to come out and visit or keep to themselves when company arrives. Patient Puppies: Tell your guests that your puppy is in training, and he needs to be polite before they say āhelloā to him. Have your dog sit, using a treat if necessary, and once heās sitting and calm let your guests pet him. Perilous Plants: Mistletoe, holly berries and poinsettia plants are all poisonous for dogs, so skip them as decorations or make sure they are out of reach. Guarded Glasses: Alcohol and pets do not mix. Place alcoholic drinks safely out of reach and patrol the party to be sure your guests do the same. Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. Calming Coats: Using a ThunderShirt can calm a nervous dog by applying gentle pressure to the body. In addition to the traditional coat, there are now cold weather ThunderSweater and ThunderCoat options. Nearby Numbers: Keep contact information for your veterinarian and the nearest emergency veterinary clinic readily available in case of a holiday mishap. Towering Tree: Seasonal trees are sure to attract a petās attention and should be secured to keep from toppling over if a pet should try to climb them, use as a scratching post or simply bump into them.
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mixed with hand gestures. Unfortunately it was not the right night, so HGTV remained on the tube. I thought she was telling me to get out at one point. I even asked her, āDo you want me to get out?ā She grabbed her little pen and began to inscribe something on the paper. Oh my, I was going to get a special message from my mother. This would be so special. As I read the letters so attentively spelled out in perfect cursive, I could make out the phrase, āSpit your gum out!ā Good grief! From the ICU my mother was still able to reprimand me! I forgot this was a pet peeve of hers. My mom could have been a good base coach in baseball. She had all the signs down. The sign for āsafeā in baseball meant to stop talking about her or her condition. I guess ignorance is bliss! An eye roll meant that she was annoyed that we were too ignorant to read her lips apparently. Fingers pointing down meant to sit down. There were signals to move to other side of bed and talk softer, etc. When my brother and sister-in-law were thinking about leaving me in charge, the look of uncertainty meant, āPlease donāt leave my irresponsible daughter in charge!ā I even said in a take charge voice, āIām in charge now!ā She got her little pad out and wrote, āNo jokesā on it. Hey, lady I was not joking! I think my family thinks I am mentally challenged. Anyway, The Golden Boy decided to stay an extra day to see how she progressed and to babysit me I suppose. My mom is the one who has issues. If you looked at her too long, she would say, āStop staring at me.ā We would all shift and look somewhere else. Ha! I told her that we came to see her and kind of had to look at her. Silly woman! As we left for the end of visitation hours, my dad and brother made a photo with my mom touching ļ¬ngers like the movie āE.T.ā Her ļ¬nger glowed red and the thought of phoning home and going home were telepathically transmitted through the airwaves. My brother left and I was literally in charge for one of the visits. They trusted me to be alone with her for one visitation session. As my brother left I told him to drive carefully and gave him a hug. I expressed gratitude and stated, āThanks for being so great.ā There were air quotes and sarcasm, unspoken yet understood. As he was about to get into his car he said, āThanks for making me look so great!ā Hmmm. Do you think that was a put down? Sibling rivalry is a battle that never ends.
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ootball season is here with high school, college and NFL games underway. That means fans nationwide are preparing to throw the most epic tailgates of the season. According to a recent Bank of America survey, which asked consumers about their tailgating plans for this football season, more than three-fourths of respondents (77 percent) plan to host at least one tailgate party. Throwing a big, tasty and impressive tailgate can be one way for fans to support their favorite teams. However, the costs of hosting a tailgate can add up. To make sure your fandom doesnāt break the bank, TV host and author Adam Richman says to remember that an expensive tailgate doesnāt necessarily mean a better one. āThe bottom line is that tailgating costs money, whether itās the gas to get to the stadium, the food, the souvenirs and even the tickets you buy,ā said Richman. āAs somebody who loves tailgating and loves fans, one of the biggest assets that I feel that fans have at their disposal is cash rewards cards. Thereās no reason that an expensive tailgate should diminish your team spirit.ā In addition to shopping smart when hosting a tailgate or football party, there are other ways to support your favorite teams this season while not breaking the bank. Some of these tips include:
Buy in bulk
More than four out of 10 survey respondents (44 percent) said they typically spend $90 or more when hosting a tailgate. Next to asking guests to bring items, buying in bulk was the second most cited method used to offset the cost of a tailgate ā and for good reason. Shopping at discount stores can help you pay less for essential tailgate items like hamburgers and hotdogs. And donāt worry about buying a large quantity to get a good deal. Freeze what you donāt need and use it for the next pre-game party.
Know the rules
When youāre planning on tailgating at the stadium before seeing your team play, do the research to learn the tailgating rules of the venue. Rules can vary depending on the where the game is hosted, and you donāt want to put a damper on game-day fun because you didnāt take the time to read through the stadiumās website. According to the survey, over twothirds of respondents (68 percent) plan to tailgate at their teamās stadium for at least one game this football season. Respecting the rules of the game venue will help keep the dayās activities moving smoothly and ensure everyone has a great time.
Donāt be afraid to repurpose
When looking to purchase tailgate supplies, consider investing in supplies that can do double duty so you can get more out of what you buy or bring with you to the game. For instance, most everyone knows that tin foil keeps food warm. But you should also consider lining your grill with it. This can help expedite the disposal of used charcoal. Similarly, trash bags are basic necessities to keep the tailgating site clean. If you use a plastic bag to line a case of drinks, fill the case with ice for an impromptu cooler to make sure your beverages are the most refreshing temperature.
Stretch the dollar at the pump
Nearly half of those surveyed (48 percent) anticipate driving more than 50 miles to support their teams this season. With all that driving, the amount you spend on gas during football season can sneak up on you. There are a couple ways to help lower your spending on gas. First, consider carpooling to and from games, tailgates or football parties. If youāre the driver, your passengers can pitch in to help cover gas and other costs. And if youāre the passenger, you will save through lower fuel, parking and other vehicle expenses, just donāt forget to offer to help out the driver. Secondly, if you have a credit card that provides cash back rewards, consider using it to make gas purchases even if you are part of a carpool. With the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit card you will automatically earn 3 percent cash back on gas on up to $1,500 in combined grocery store and gas purchases quarterly. Just ask your carpool mates to pay you their share in cash. For more information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/creditcard.
Get cash back
For all the purchases that go into the ultimate tailgate, you want to make sure to consider how you will pay for what you need. Ninetythree percent of survey respondents said food or beverages are the biggest expenses when hosting a tailgate or in-home football party. With such important items, donāt forget to take advantage of credit cards that offer rewards for those purchases. For example, some cards, such as the BankAmericard Cash Rewards credit card, let you earn more cash back where you spend the most money, for example getting 2 percent cash back at grocery stores on up to $1,500 in combined grocery store and gas purchases quarterly.
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Ornamental cabbage and kale add garden pizzazz
Itās not too late to plant your winter or textured, and many have feathered color, but when you go to the garden leaf edges. center, resist the temptation to head Red Chidori kale forms extremely straight for the pansies and violas. colorful, loose heads. New foliage in Consider putting some colorful ornathe center is a bright magenta red. In mental kale and cabbage in your landthe early-evening light, the colorful scape this winter. centers look like a hearth of glowing These ornamentals bring so many embers. As the leaves mature, they take different colors and leaf textures to add on a darker green, but veins maintain GARY BAcHmAN landscape interest. Donāt plant a single the magenta color. type. Mix and match your favorites to MSU HORTIcULTURIST Ornamental cabbage looks more create a display all your own. COSTAL RESEARcH & uniform than does kale. Pigeon Purple If you like red-colored selections as cabbage form round, semisolid heads. EXTENSION CENTER much as I do, Redbor kale is an outThe outer leaves are a darker green standing choice. The frilly leaf color is with purplish veins. As the season proPigeon Purple cabbage forms round, semisolid heads. Outer leaves are a darker green with a solid purple-red that intensiļ¬es as the temperature gresses, new center leaves emerge with a purplishdrops in the winter. This characteristic is actually red color. The Pigeon series also has white and pink purplish veins, and new center leaves emerge with a purplish-red color. (Photo by Gary Bachman, MSU Extension Service) true of all ornamental kale and cabbage. selections. Redbor is also a long-lived plant. Though marMany gardeners might not realize that ornamenketed for the cool winter months, Iāve seen this plant tal kale and cabbage are edible. still looking good in July and August in south MisTry adding their bright colors to bring pizazz to sissippi. any fresh salad or stir-fry. My family absolutely loves Ornamental kale and cabbage are mostly green kale chips. You have to cut regular kale leaves into when ļ¬rst transplanted, and they begin to display bite-sized pieces, but the ornamental selections are colorful centers as colder weather sets in. An inter- already chip size. Toss with olive oil and sprinkle esting fact is that ornamental kale and cabbage are with sea salt. Spread them out on a cookie sheet and the same species, Brassica oleracea. Ornamental cab- bake at 250 degrees until crispy. This usually takes bage usually refers to selections that have smooth about 30 to 35 minutes. and basically unrufļ¬ed leaves. Kale leaves are rufļ¬ed The way ornamental kale and cabbage are planted is important for optimum success. Always place the transplants in the ground up to their lower leaves. Although they can look good as single specimens, I like to mass these plants in the landscape for a more dramatic display. The plants need good soil drainage because they are susceptible to root rot problems. Add composted organic matter at planting to increase soil drainage, but donāt let the soil dry out. Cold fronts moving through can be relatively dry. Under these conditions, the soil moisture can be depleted rapidly. Since kale and cabbage like consistent soil moisture, apply a layer of the mulch to help conserve soil moisture. I like to add a tablespoon of 14-14-14 slowrelease fertilizer into each planting hole to get the plants off to a great start. Feed every four weeks with water-soluble 20-10-20 or 20-20-20 fertilizer to keep the plant healthy and growing strong. Ornamental kale and cabbage are susceptible to cabbage loopers. These are easy to control with the biological pesticide Bacillus thuringiensis or products containing the active ingredient spinosad. Chidori Red kale has extremely colorful, loose heads. New foliage is a bright magenta red, and mature leaves take on a darker green. (Photo by Gary Bachman, MSU Extension Service)
Gary Bachman is an assistant Extension research professor of horticulture at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. Locate Southern Gardening columns and television and radio programs on the Internet at http://msucares.com/news/.
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MSUās Johnson offers effort on the court
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Miss. State 24 Missouri 24 LSU 34 Georgia 59 17 10 Texas A&M 10 Kentucky Arkansas 17 Ole Miss Vanderbilt 14 Alabama 49 Georgia Sou. 26 Middle Tenn. 42 Tennessee 10 Chattanooga 0 Florida 20 Southern Miss 21
Bulldogs make history
MSU freshman QB scores winning TD to defeat Arkansas
Mississippi State freshman quarterback Damian Williams (14) pushes into the end zone past Arkansas cornerbacks Jared Collins (29) and D.J. Dean (1) to score a touchdown in overtime in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday. The Bulldogs defeated the Razorbacks 24-17. (Photo by Danny Johnston, AP)
By ZACK PLAIR email@example.com Ā LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ā History ā whether personal or institutional ā is all about timing. Mississippi State University freshman quarterback Damian Williams picked overtime at War Memorial Stadium to make both kinds of history, scoring his ļ¬rst collegiate touchdown while at the same time helping MSU's football program break its winless streak in the state of Arkansas. Williams tucked behind lead blocks from sophomore running back Josh Robinson on a 25-yard touchdown run on the ļ¬rst play of overtime on Saturday, which ultimately proved to be the game-winning score in the Bulldogs' 24-17 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks. Sophomore cornerback Taveze Calhoun intercepted a Brandon Allen pass on fourth down of the Razorbacks' overtime possession to seal the victory. MSU (5-6, 2-5 in the Southeastern Conference) had previously posted a record of 0-9-1 against the Hogs in the Natural State, including an 0-6-1 mark in Little Rock. Saturday's win also kept the Bulldogs' postseason hopes alive, as they'll need an Egg Bowl victory over Ole Miss Thursday in Starkville to become bowl eligible. "Obviously, we'll enjoy this, and the coaching staff will enjoy it, for the next 10 minutes," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said after the game. "Then we'll get ready for Thursday night." Williams, who played intermittently throughout Saturday's contest, took the ļ¬eld for overtime after senior starter Tyler Russell suffered an injury late in the fourth quarter. Williams said he felt ready for the situation, and was grateful it ended the way it did. "I love to be in those types of situations," Williams said. "That's the type of guy I am, and I knew that the O-line and the rest of those guys were going to help me get through it. (It's) deļ¬nitely a blessing, and I'm thankful for it." Robinson, who didn't play in the ļ¬rst half because a ļ¬u ailment early last week limited his practice, posted a game-high 107 yards on 17 carries, all of which came in the second half. Yet his crowning achievement came on his lead blocking in overtime, as he plowed the way to the end zone for fellow Louisiananative Williams. "Let me tell you something," Robinson said after the game. "That's what Louisiana boys do. We from the boot. That's what we do. We've got that bond. He trusts me, so I brought him to the house." Russell, whose arm soreness limited him to a half-day of practice last week according to Mullen, completed 18-of-28 passes for 263
Mississippi State tight end Malcolm Johnson (6) is defended by Arkansas safety Alan Turner (27) on Saturday. (Photo by David Quinn, AP)
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Russell proves to be warrior for Bulldogs
By ZACK PLAIR firstname.lastname@example.org Ā Itās been a long week and a long year for Mississippi State University senior quarterback Tyler Russell, but Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen still believes heās a gamer. After Russellās performance Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Mullen thinks others should believe it, too. Russell completed 18-of-28 passes for 263 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in MSUās 24-17 overtime victory over Southeastern Conference rival Arkansas. He only threw one day last week in practice, Mullen said, due to a shoulder injury, and he left Saturdayās game after he took a hard shot and hurting his other shoulder while standing in the pocket and getting a pass off downļ¬eld. āI donāt know. People have probably given him a hard time this year,ā Mullen said. āIt just shows what type of kid he is, how far heās come, who is in this program, what heās meant to this program and what he gives to this program is pretty special. āFor a guy to come out like he did and perform the way he did under the circumstances he did, I thought, was fantastic.ā Mullen said Russellās senior leadership had shown all year on the team, and his being willing to play Saturday at less than 100 percent exempliļ¬ed it even more. The Bulldogs are already a quarterback down with sophomore Dak Prescott out with what Mullen termed as āa stinger,ā and responsibility
Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) throws the football against Arkansas in the third quarter. (Photo by David Quinn, AP) | See RUSSELL Page C-8
Mississippi Stateās 24-17 win over Arkansas Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., was its ļ¬rst win the state of Arkansas ever.
SHS teams win matches at event
SDN Staff TUPELO ā The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets used a ļ¬urry of goals to get the day started off right in high school soccer action Saturday by defeating Horn Lake 5-1 at the Tupelo Tournament. Lexi Turner scored the ļ¬rst goal for the Lady Jackets in the ļ¬rst 5 minutes of the match. Her goal was followed by scores from Noa Katherine Hardin, Cailee Helen McClain, Kennis Kingery and Harper Laird. Megan Moorhead was credited for her play as goal keeper. All of the players on the SHS roster saw minutes.
High School Soccer
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College Football Southeastern Conference Standings Western Division Team SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Alabama 7-0 1.000 11-0 1.000 Auburn 6-1 .857 10-1 .909 LSU 4-3 .571 8-3 .727 .727 Texas A&M 4-3 .571 8-3 Ole Miss 3-4 .429 7-4 .636 .455 Miss. State 2-5 .286 5-6 Arkansas 0-7 .000 3-8 .273 Eastern Division SEC Pct. Overall Pct. Team 6-1 .857 10-1 .909 Missouri S. Carolina 6-2 .750 9-2 .818 Georgia 5-3 .625 7-4 .636 Vanderbilt 4-4 .500 7-4 .636 3-5 .375 4-7 .364 Florida Tennessee 1-6 .143 4-7 .364 Kentucky 0-7 .000 2-9 .182 Saturdayās Games Miss. State 24, Arkansas 17 Missouri 24, Ole Miss 10 S. Carolina 70, Coastal Carolina 10 Alabama 49, Chattanooga 0 Georgia Southern 26, Florida 0 LSU 34, Texas A&M 10 Georgia 59, Kentucky 17 Vanderbilt 14, Tennessee 10 The AP Top 25 Fared No. 1 Alabama (11-0) beat Chattanooga 49-0. Next: at No. 6 Auburn, Saturday. No. 2 Florida State (11-0) beat Idaho 80-14. Next: at Florida, Saturday. No. 3 Baylor (9-1) lost to No. 11 Oklahoma State 49-17. Next: at TCU, Saturday. No. 4 Ohio State (11-0) beat Indiana 42-14. Next: at Michigan, Saturday. No. 5 Oregon (9-2) lost to Arizona 42-16. Next: vs. Oregon State, Friday. No. 6 Auburn (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Alabama, Saturday. No. 7 Clemson (10-1) beat The Citadel 52-6. Next: at No. 12 South Carolina, Saturday. No. 8 Missouri (10-1) beat No. 24 Mississippi 24-10. Next: vs. No. 9 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 9 Texas A&M (8-3) lost to No. 18 LSU 34-10. Next: at No. 8 Missouri, Saturday. No. 10 Stanford (9-2) beat California 63-13. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Saturday. No. 11 Oklahoma State (10-1) beat No. 3 Baylor 49-17. Next: vs. No. 22 Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 7. No. 12 South Carolina (9-2) beat Coastal Carolina 70-10. Next: vs. No. 7 Clemson, Saturday. No. 13 Michigan State (10-1) beat Northwestern 30-6. Next: vs. Minnesota, Saturday. No. 14 UCLA (8-3) lost to No. 19 Arizona State 38-33. Next: at No. 23 Southern Cal, Saturday. No. 15 Fresno State (10-0) beat New Mexico 69-28. Next: at San Jose State, Friday. No. 16 Wisconsin (9-2) beat Minnesota 20-7. Next: vs. Penn State, Saturday. No. 17 UCF (9-1) beat Rutgers 41-17, Thursday. Next: vs. South Florida, Friday. No. 18 LSU (8-3) beat No. 9 Texas A&M 34-10. Next: vs. Arkansas, Friday. No. 19 Arizona State (9-2) beat No. 14 UCLA 38-33. Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday. No. 20 Northern Illinois (11-0) beat Toledo 35-17, Wednesday. Next: vs. Western Michigan, Tuesday. No. 21 Louisville (10-1) beat Memphis 24-17. Next: at Cincinnati, Thursday, Dec. 5. No. 22 Oklahoma (9-2) beat Kansas State 41-31. Next: at No. 11 Oklahoma State, Saturday, Dec. 7. No. 23 Southern Cal (8-3) at Colorado. Next: vs. No. 14 UCLA, Saturday. No. 24 Mississippi (7-4) lost to No. 8 Missouri 24-10. Next: at Mississippi State, Thursday. No. 25 Duke (9-2) beat Wake Forest 28-21. Next: at North Carolina, Saturday. Boxscore MISSISSIPPI ST. 24, ARKANSAS 17, OT Mississippi St. 0 10 0 7 7 ā24 Arkansas 7 3 7 0 0 ā17 First Quarter Ark_Herndon 8 run (Hocker kick), 11:02. Second Quarter Ark -FG Hocker 54, 6:53. MSSt - FG Bell 24, 5:08. AUTO RACING 10 a.m. NBC ā Formula One, Brazilian Grand Prix, at Sao Paulo CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 5 p.m. NBCSN ā Grey Cup, Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan, at Regina, Saskatchewan FIGURE SKATING 1 p.m. NBC ā ISU Grand Prix: Skate Russia, at Moscow (same-day tape) GOLF 4:30 a.m. TGC ā European PGA Tour, South African Open Championship, ļ¬nal round, at Johannesburg 12:30 p.m. TGC ā LPGA, Titleholders, ļ¬nal round, at Naples, Fla. MENāS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN ā Hall of Fame Tip-Off, championship, North Carolina-Richmond winner vs. Louisville-Fairļ¬eld winner, at Uncasville, Conn. 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 ā Puerto Rico Tip-Off, third place, teams TBD, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 5:30 p.m.
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āVery disappointed for our program, an embarrassment (to be) in this situation.ā
Florida head coach Will Muschamp said after his Gators lost to FCS opponent Georgia Southern in the Swamp.
THE AREa SlatE
Today College Volleyball Mississippi State at Arkansas, 1:30 p.m.
College Basketball Top 25 Fared
WHATāS ON TV
ESPN2 ā Puerto Rico Tip-Off, championship, teams TBD, at San Juan, Puerto Rico 8 p.m. ESPN2 ā Charleston Classic, championship, teams TBD, at Charleston, S.C. NFL FOOTBALL Noon CBS ā Regional coverage FOX ā Regional coverage, doubleheader 3 p.m. CBS ā Regional coverage 3:25 p.m. FOX ā Regional coverage, doubleheader game 7 p.m. NBC ā Denver at New England SOCCER 7:25 a.m. NBCSN ā Premier League, Tottenham at Manchester City 9:55 a.m. NBCSN ā Premier League, Manchester United at Cardiff 8 p.m. ESPN ā MLS, playoffs, conference championships, leg 2, Real Salt Lake at Portland WOMENāS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FS1 ā Duke at Marquette
Boys Starkville 1, Horn Lake 0
TUPELO ā Michael Godley scored the only goal of the match as the Jackets earned the shutout. Godley's goal came late in the second half. Starkville dominated possession for most of the match.
Starkville QB Club meets Tuesday
The Starkville Quarterback Club will hold its weekly meeting on Tuesday night at the Starkville Country Club. The Tuesday night meeting is spousesā night. Club members may bring a spouse, date, or guest for this meeting. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:15, and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Dinner for the evening will be fried and baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, salad bar, rolls, dessert and tea. Rockey Felker, MSUās director of player personnel/high school relations, will speak to the club as well as provide an update on the MSU football team and the scouting report on Ole Miss. The MSU-Ole Miss game will kick off on in prime time Thanksgiving evening at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. The drawing for year end rafļ¬e prizes will be held at this meeting. For more information you may contact Daniel Bryant, president of Starkville Quarterback Club, at 662-323-6546 or email email@example.com.
MSSt - Perkins 30 pass from Russell (Bell kick), 1:48. Third Quarter Ark -Horton 22 run (Hocker kick), 3:28. Fourth Quarter MSSt - Lewis 5 pass from Russell (Bell kick), 13:35. Overtime MSSt - Williams 25 run (Bell kick). A -45,198. First downs Rushes-yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Return Yards Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession MSSt Ark 26 18 37-191 43-225 297 114 21-32-1 10-17-1 53 0 3-36.3 3-38.3 1-1 2-2 2-20 3-25 30:35 29:25
McCann, Yankees near deal
NEW YORK (AP) ā Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a ļ¬ve-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasnāt ļ¬nalized. The contract is expected to include a vesting option for at least another year. The dealās completion is pending a physical. In an already brisk offseason throughout the majors, the McCann move would be the ļ¬rst major addition for the Yankees since they missed the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years. They ļ¬nished fourth in the AL East this year. The Yankees made ļ¬nding a catcher a priority, and McCann was the best available. The seven-time All-Star played all nine of his big league seasons with the Atlanta Braves, hitting at least 20 homers for a sixth straight season before choosing to test the market after the World Series. The 29-year-old McCann returned from offseason shoulder surgery in April and hit .256 with 57 RBIs in 356 at-bats for the NL East champions. The Yankees relied heavily on career backup Chris Stewart last year after Francisco Cervelli was injured, then suspended 50 games. They had let Gold Glove catcher Russell Martin leave as a free agent in a cost-cutting move before the 2013 season. McCann bats left-handed, always a bonus for power hitters at Yankee Stadium with the short right ļ¬eld fence. He is a career .277 hitter with 176 home runs and 661 RBIs. The Yankees still have their own free-agent business to deal with. Star second baseman Robinson Cano is on the market and seeking a contract worth up to $300 million, and the Yankees have said they wonāt go that high. New York hopes to get under the 2014 tax threshold of $189 million for 2014. Not including McCannās deal, New Yorkās luxury tax payroll so far is $97.1 million for seven signed players next year. Several teams have been busy since the season ended. The Detroit Tigers sent ļ¬rst baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler in a swap of All-Stars with rich contracts, and the St. Louis Cardinals traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels. Philadelphia recently re-signed Carlos Ruiz, taking another top free-agent catcher off the market.
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Mississippi St., J.Robinson 17-101, Williams 7-40, Perkins 6-32, Shumpert 1-8, Milton 2-5, Russell 4-5. Arkansas, Williams 8-59, A.Collins 10-52, Marshall 9-35, Small 5-23, Horton 1-22, Walker 4-22, Herndon 1-8, Hatcher 1-6, B.Allen 2-4, Team 1-(minus 2), Irwin-Hill 1-(minus 4). PASSING -Mississippi St., Russell 1828-1-263, Williams 3-4-0-34. Arkansas, B.Allen 10-17-1-114. RECEIVING - Mississippi St., Lewis 6-94, R.Johnson 4-70, M.Johnson 3-51, Perkins 2-38, J.Robinson 2-17, Morrow 1-13, Samuel 1-9, Wilson 1-7, Shumpert 1-(minus 2). Arkansas, Hatcher 2-29, Henry 2-14, Sprinkle 1-44, Horton 1-10, Herndon 1-9, Small 1-6, Cowan 1-2, Williams 1-0. National Football League All Times EST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 3 0 .700 254 N.Y. Jets 5 5 0 .500 183 Miami 5 5 0 .500 213 Buffalo 4 7 0 .364 236 South W L T Pct PF Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 Houston 2 8 0 .200 193
Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 275 4 6 0 .400 216 Pittsburgh Baltimore 4 6 0 .400 208 Cleveland 4 6 0 .400 192 West W L T Pct PF Denver 9 1 0 .900 398 Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 232 Oakland 4 6 0 .400 194 4 6 0 .400 228 San Diego NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 6 5 0 .545 276 5 5 0 .500 274 Dallas N.Y. Giants 4 6 0 .400 192 Washington 3 7 0 .300 246 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 Carolina 7 3 0 .700 238 2 8 0 .200 187 Tampa Bay Atlanta 2 9 0 .182 227 North W L T Pct PF Detroit 6 4 0 .600 265 6 4 0 .600 282 Chicago Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 258 Minnesota 2 8 0 .200 240 West W L T Pct PF Seattle 10 1 0 .909 306 San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 247 Arizona 6 4 0 .600 214 4 6 0 .400 224 St. Louis Thursdayās Game New Orleans 17, Atlanta 13
318 PA 206 245 212 238 PA 255 138 246 222 PA 260 258 256 311 PA 196 135 237 309 PA 253 267 239 320 PA 179 178 212 234
Saturday 1. Michigan State (6-0) beat Oklahoma 87-76. Next: vs. Mount St. Maryās, Friday. 2. Kansas (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Thursday. 3. Louisville (5-0) beat Fairļ¬eld 7157. Next: vs. No. 24 North Carolina, Sunday. 4. Kentucky (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Cleveland State, Monday. 5. Arizona (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Drexel, Wednesday. 6. Duke (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Vermont, Sunday. 7. Oklahoma State (4-0) did not play. Next: at South Florida, Monday. 8. Ohio State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Wyoming, Monday. 9. Syracuse (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Minnesota, Monday. 10. VCU (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Georgetown, Sunday. 11. Memphis (2-1) beat Nicholls State 98-59. Next: vs. Siena, Thursday. 12. Wisconsin (6-0) beat Oral Roberts 76-67. Next: vs. Saint Louis, Tuesday. 13. Gonzaga (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Dayton, Monday. 14. Michigan (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Charlotte, Sunday. 14. Wichita State (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. DePaul, Monday. 16. Florida (4-1) did not play. Next: at Jacksonville, Monday. 17. Oregon (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. San Francisco, Sunday. 18. UConn (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Loyola (Md.), Tuesday. 19. New Mexico (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Davidson, Sunday. 20. Baylor (4-0) did not play. Next: at Chaminade, Monday. 21. Iowa State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. UMKC, Monday. 22. UCLA (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Chattanooga, Sunday. 23. Creighton (4-0) beat Tulsa 82-72. Next: vs. Arizona State, Thursday. 24. North Carolina (3-1) beat Richmond 82-72. Next: vs. No. 3 Louisville, Sunday. 25. Marquette (3-1) did not play. Next: at Arizona State, Monday. Womenās College Basketball Top 25 Fared
PA 199 268 225 273 PA 220 226 276
Todayās Games Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Mondayās Game San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 1. UConn (7-0) beat Monmouth (N.J.) 100-46. Next: vs. St. Bonaventure, Sunday. 2. Duke (4-0) did not play. Next: at Marquette, Sunday. 3. Tennessee (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Oakland, Sunday. 4. Louisville (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Florida State, Sunday. 5. Notre Dame (4-0) beat Pennsylvania 76-54. Next: vs. No. 25 DePaul, Tuesday. 6. Stanford (4-1) beat Texas 63-54. Next: vs. No. 18 Purdue, Tuesday. 7. Kentucky (5-0) did not play. Next: at Middle Tennessee, Sunday. 8. Maryland (4-1) beat Towson 90-53. Next: vs. Drexel, Monday. 9. Baylor (6-0) beat UTSA 92-62. Next: vs. San Jose State, Tuesday, Dec. 3. 10. Oklahoma (3-1) did not play. Next: at UCLA, Sunday. 11. Nebraska (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Southern U., Sunday. 12. North Carolina (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Coppin State, Sunday. 13. Texas A&M (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Memphis, Thursday. 14. Penn State (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon State, Friday. 15. LSU (4-1) beat Louisiana Tech 8169. Next: vs. Rutgers, Friday. 16. Colorado (4-0) beat New Mexico 85-53. Next: vs. South Alabama, Friday. 17. California (2-2) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday. 18. Purdue (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 6 Stanford, Tuesday. 19. South Carolina (6-0) beat San Diego State 88-54. Next: at Southern Cal, Monday. 20. Oklahoma State (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. UMass-Lowell, Tuesday. 21. Michigan State (4-1) beat Rice 8168. Next: at Southern Cal, Monday. 22. Iowa State (3-0) did not play. Next: at Drake, Sunday. 23. Georgia (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday. 24. Gonzaga (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Colgate, Saturday. 25. DePaul (3-0) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Notre Dame, Tuesday.
State College Football
From Wire Reports OXFORD, Miss. ā Henry Josey rushed for two touchdowns, Marcus Murphy added another and No. 8 Missouri rolled to a 24-10 victory over No. 24 Mississippi on Saturday night. Missouri (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) is now one victory away from clinching the SEC East title. The Tigers host Texas A&M next weekend. Missouri jumped out to a 17-3 lead by halftime and led by a comfortable margin for most of the second half. James Franklin completed 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards and an interception in his ļ¬rst start since a shoulder injury caused him to miss four games. Josey rushed for 95 yards. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for OleĀ Miss (7-4, 3-4). Bo Wallace threw for 244 yards and an interception, but was battling an illness for much of the game and struggled during the second half. Donte Moncrief caught six passes for 115 yards, but dropped what would have been a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. OleĀ Miss made three trips to the red zone, but managed just three points. Itās the fourth 10-win season for Missouri in the past seven years and was coach Gary Pinkelās 100th win with the Tigers. The Tigersā used a deep running back rotation to slowly wear down the OleĀ Miss defense. Josey had most of the big plays, but Russell Hansbrough and Murphy combined for 99 more yards, helping Missouri shorten the game in the second half with timeconsuming drives. Missouri jumped out to a 7-0 lead early in the ļ¬rst quarter after a blistering eight-play, 72yard drive that took less than three minutes. Andrew Baggett added a 33-yard ļ¬eld goal and Murphy scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter as the Tigers took a 17-3 halftime lead. Franklin ā making his ļ¬rst start since suffering a shoulder injury Oct. 12 ā completed 7 of 7 passes for 89 yards in the ļ¬rst half. The OleĀ Miss offense had a few opportunities to match Missouri, but kept
Missouri beats Ole Miss 24-10
Middle Tennessee State 42, Southern Miss 21
Bullsā Rose out indeļ¬nitely
CHICAGO (AP) ā Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose is out indeļ¬nitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, the team said Saturday. The former MVP has a medial meniscus tear. The timetable for his return was not immediately clear. Rose had an MRI in Los Angeles on Saturday after he was injured the previous night at Portland. The three-time All-Star sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Now, itās his other knee thatās injured. The injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers. Rose lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass from Joakim Noah and started the other way. Rose limped across the court and couldnāt put any weight on his knee. After the Blazers scored, he came out of the game during a timeout. It didnāt appear there was any contact on the play. Rose was unable to return and was on crutches afterward. Rose will not accompany the Bulls for the remaining four games on their six-game trip.
blowing opportunities in the red zone. The litany of errors included two false start penalties, one blocked ļ¬eld goal attempt and several unsuccessful running plays.
HATTIESBURG ā SouthernĀ Miss freshman quarterback Nick Mullens threw ļ¬ve passes that went for touchdowns. Unfortunately for Mullens and the Golden Eagles, the ļ¬rst two wound up in the hands of Middle Tennessee State defenders, who returned them for ļ¬rst-half touchdowns that sparked the Blue Raiders to a Conference USA victory. āThey were just huge plays, momentum plays,ā said Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill, whose team clinched one of the leagueās bowl slots with the win. āAny time you get a turnover, it is a great emotional lift on your sideline. When it turns into points, it magniļ¬es that play so much more.ā
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High School Basketball
Jacket defense bottles up Wave
By BEN WAIT firstname.lastname@example.orgĀ
In a day and age where defense is largely an afterthought in basketball, it hasn't been lost on the Starkville High School boys' basketball team. The Yellowjackets have opened up the young season on aĀ good defensive tear and it showed again on Saturday night.Ā SHS limited West Point's offense as it rolled to an easy 73-48 victory inside the Beehive. "The defense played well," SHS head coach Greg Carter said. "That's four games where our defense has showed up and played pretty well. We defended and rebounded a little better than I thought we would."Ā "I knew this was going to be a physical game, (and) hard fought game. It always is (between) us and West Point." The Jackets didn't allow more than 15 points in a quarter as they made it difļ¬cult for the Green Wave offense to get anything going. "We just tried to pressure them and make them turn the ball over," SHS senior guard Richard Evans said. "(We wanted to) speed them up so they could turn the ball over." Evans led the Jackets with 20 points, all coming in the second half. He was able to penetrate, pull up and knock down a soft jumper for most of the third and fourth quarters.Ā "The ļ¬rst and second quarter I had to ļ¬nd my shot," Evans said. "The third quarter I felt like I couldn't miss a shot. I was on ļ¬re."Ā Zeb Rice, Jarnell Nurse and Dontavious Self each had 11 points to help pace the Yellowjackets. The Jacket offense came out cold to start Starkville's Jontavius Baker, right, scrambles after a loose basketball against West Point the game. SHS fell behind 9-5 early in the ļ¬rst Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Lee Adams) quarter, but was able to right the ship near the
end of the opening period. The Jackets ended the ļ¬rst quarter on a 10-4 run to take a 15-13 lead into the second quarter. Although the season is still young, Carter likes where his team is. Starkville has opened up 4-0 and in his eyes, continues to get better. "Last year I talked about it all the time, we kept taking baby steps," Carter said who guided the Jackets to the State championship tournament in Jackson two years ago. "We are taking little bit bigger steps now." The Jackets never let that lead get away. SHS outscored the Green Wave 14-9 in the second period, as it took a 29-22 lead into the locker room at halftime. Carter and his staff knew the lead might not hold up, so he challenged his team in the locker room. "(Carter) said go ahead, turn up and just get after them," Evans said. "(He told us to) extend the lead so they can't keep up." The Jackets responded. Starkville opened the second half on an 8-0 run as it doubled up the Green Wave 22-11 to take a 51-33 lead into the ļ¬nal frame. "It was real crucial," Carter said of the third quarter. "We knew had the ball ļ¬rst and we needed to get off to a fast start. We talked about that at halftime. To be able to go out and execute and do it like we did, I'm proud of the way we executed."Ā Evans knocked down a 2-point shot right before the buzzer. SHS outscored West Point 44-26 in the second half. The Jackets will be back in action next Saturday, as they host the SHS Thanksgiving Classic. Opponent and time will be announced later in the week.Ā
SHS girls build lead, get victory
By DANNY P. SMITH email@example.com The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets built a huge lead early against rival West Point at home Saturday night and gave coach Kristie Williams a chance to see some of her younger players in action. One of those players seized the opportunity. Freshman post player Kelsey Jones recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Green Wave 62-26. Williams has been pleased with the development of the young Jones. āShe came in and gave us a big lift,ā Williams said. āWe knew she had it in her and was the reason why we moved her up after her 8th grade season. We know she has the potential to be a great post player and she showed some of those signs (Saturday night). I was very pleased with her effort throughout the game.ā The contribution of Jones has senior Imane Montgomery taking note. After seeing what Jones could do in practice, Montgomery was happy to see her contribute in a game. āShe stepped up when we needed her,ā Montgomery said. āShe bettered herself and played hard.ā Starkville jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the ļ¬rst quarter and never looked back. It held a 25-5 advantage after the ļ¬rst quarter as Blair Schaefer and Montgomery had 23 of the 25 points. By halftime, Schaefer hit four 3-point ļ¬eld goals for 12 points and Montgomery added 11 as SHS held a 39-10 lead. āYou may have just one or the other on, but if Blair is on and
Starkville freshman Kelsey Jones, left, looks to score against West Point on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Lee Adams) Imane is on, things are rolling for us,ā Williams said. āThey are a great one-two punch for us. Weāre excited to have them on our team, and to know this is their senior year and they are playing hard together. They are showing great leadership out there on the ļ¬oor. You canāt help be grateful for the things they do.ā Schaefer had one more 3-pointer in the second half to ļ¬nish with 15 points, while Montgomery ļ¬nished with 14 points. āWe played as a team, did good and worked together,ā Montgomery said.
The Lady Jackets evened their record at 2-2 and have an extended break for the Thanksgiving holiday. They are not in action again until a trip to Columbus on Dec. 6. Even though SHS had an easy victory, Williams saw some room for improvement for the squad. āThere were still some areas of concern,ā Williams said. āAs a coach, you have those concerns, but overall, I felt like we played well as a group and weāre going to adjust to the things we need to work on during this off time and the Thanksgiving break.ā
Starkville Academy teams sweep Winston
By JASON EDWARDS firstname.lastname@example.org Adjusting was the key to the game for the Starkville Academy girls basketball team. Teams are constantly trying new things in order to defeat the defending state champions and on Saturday, the Lady Volunteers made the right changes at the right times to knock off Winston Academy 46-31. āThis is what is happening,ā Starkville Academy girls coach Glenn Schmidt said. āWe are going to have to be the kind of team that can adjust to a lot of things in 32 minutes. If looked out there, they played four different defenses against us. We have to learn to adjust. Part of what happened was in the third quarter we really did adjust to one of their defenses.ā One of the biggest adjustments the Lady Vols are making is incorporating some new faces into the player rotation. Players like Taylor Campbell and Maris Moorehead are coming in off the bench and making things happen, while new starter Jacey Williams is stepping right in and making a name for herself among veterans like Sallie Kate Richardson and Nora Kathryn Carroll. āThis year we got some really nice players who are working hard to win,ā Schmidt said. Williams had no trouble stepping up on Saturday for SA as she made the ļ¬rst basket of the game. Add to that a couple shots by Anna McKell and Richardson and the Lady Vols were out to a quick 9-6 lead. Action did not slow down as Starkville Academy tacked on nine more points to enjoy a 18-8 advantage at the end of the ļ¬rst period. Richardson was the story of the second period scoring four of the Lady Vols eight points. The remaining four points came off baskets by Carroll and McKell as Starkville Academy led 26-16 at the half. After missing their ļ¬rst eight shots of the third quarter, the Lady Vols made the right changes and ended the period with eight points. Winston Academy scored nine in the period making it a 32-25 ballgame heading into the ļ¬nal period. McKell was the ļ¬rst to score in the fourth period followed by successful shots off the hands of Williams, Campbell and Richardson as Starkville Academy cruised its way to a 15-point victory. Richardson was the leading scorer for the Lady Vols with 14 points. McKell ļ¬nished her night with 13 points. Darby Nowell and Marianne Ward were the leading Lady Patriots with 11 and 10 points respectively. Starkville Academy hosts Oak Hill on Monday.
āThings should have never been that close to begin with,ā Alexander said. āI give Winston a lot of credit. They were undermanned and they came in here and played their hearts out.ā The game may have ended up close, but thanks to Raheim Robinson, the Vols jumped out to a fast 8-0 lead in the ļ¬rst period. Two more points for Starkville Academy made it a 10-5 game after one quarter. Winston Academy managed to out-score the Vols 9-8 in the second period, but it was not enough to take the lead as Starkville Academy entered the half leading 18-14. The contest got even closer during the third period of action. While Starkville Academy scored six, the Patriots posted seven to cut the Boys Game lead to three at 24-21 Vols. Starkville Academy 34, Starkville Academy had a couple of steals in the ļ¬nal period to give them an edge. Bradley Winston Academy 29 Weseli ultimately sealed the game for the Vols Saturdayās contest between Winston with a couple of late free throws. Robinson Academy and Starkville Academy was a close led SA in scoring with 10 points. The Vols also play Oak Hill at home one, but for coach Mark Alexander, it was a Monday. little too tight.
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ENeRGIZeR BUNNY MSUās Johnson offers
high effort on the court
By BEN WAIT email@example.com When it comes to Roquez Johnsonās role on the Mississippi State basketball team, head coach Rick Ray thinks itās simple. He wants the junior forward to be like the Energizer Bunny. āI want Roquez to be an energy guy,ā Ray said. āRoquez is at his best doing the small things on the court that a lot of people donāt notice because thatās what Roquez Johnson is.ā In the early stages of last season, Johnson tried to establish himself as a scorer. He scored 17 points against Florida Atlantic and then had 16 against Marquette and 18 against Texas in the Maui Invitational in backto-back games.Ā If Ray can get double-digit points from Johnson thatās great, but he wants him to focus on other areas of his game. āAt the beginning of the year, there was a little bit of an aberration when he was scoring so much,ā Ray said. āHe was scoring off energy plays and so he started to focus in a little bit too much on the scoring opportunities instead of going out and just playing hard, getting 50/50 balls, getting offensive rebounds, running the court and getting easy opportunities in fast break basketball.ā The Montgomery, Ala., native has bought into what Ray is selling and understands what he needs to bring to the team. Coming off the bench and giving a much-needed boost to the starters is something he relishes each and every game. āBasically, I am an under-sized four, but when I come in I am bringing a lot of energy to my guys,ā Johnson said. āI donāt mind coming off the bench at all. I am just trying to help the team out with anything I can do ā rebounding, defense, scoring. (Itās) just whatever I have to do to help the team out.ā āCoach Ray gets on us a lot about rebounding because we are small big men,ā Johnson said. āMe, Gavin (Ware) and Colin (Borchert) try our best to do what ever we have to do to get a rebound.ā During last season, Johnson was sidelined four games for various reasons. He missed the ļ¬rst game at Troy due to a concussion. He missed three Southeastern Conference games for a violation of team rules. Instead of getting upset, pouting or quitting, the 6-foot-7 forward learned from his mistake. āIt was a mistake I made,ā Johnson said. āIt was something I had to put behind me. When I came back, I knew I had to do everything to help my team win and do everything I could.ā Johnson is a much-welcomed addition back. Seniors Jalen Steele and Wendell Lewis are no longer with the program. An already young team got that much younger with the departures of Steele and Lewis. Borchert and former walk-on Tyson Cunningham are the only seniors left. āEverybody has their role,ā Johnson said. āBasically, the older guys are teaching the younger guys and with what we went through last year. We were short on guys last year, but we are starting to pick up the pace. Everyone is getting better and weāre starting to feed off each other.ā Although Ray doesnāt want Johnson to focus on scoring this season, he was averaging 11 points through the ļ¬rst three games, which is fourth-best on the team. Johnson credits that to his offseason work. āI have been more focused on my jump shot lately,ā Johnson said. āIāve worked on my left hand, getting better at rebounding and just everything. Since I am under-sized down there, I have to do everything in power to bring more to the team.ā With the transformation and the role accepting Johnson has taken on, Ray is willing to trust him in any situation, even off the court. āAt the end of the day, Roquez Johnson is the type of guy you want in an alley with you ā a dark alley,ā Ray said.
Mississippi Stateās Roquez Johnson (25) goes up for a dunk against Ole Miss last season. (SDN ļ¬le photo)
The ļ¬rst loss of season for Dogs comes on road
From Wire, Special Reports LOGAN, Utah ā Playing its ļ¬rst road game of the season was a difļ¬cult experience for Mississippi State. Utah State hit 11 3-point baskets and led from start to ļ¬nish in posting an 87-68 victory against MSU Saturday night at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. The Bulldogs saw their modest season-opening win streak snapped at three games. MSU will return to the Humphrey Coliseum for a 1 p.m. start Wednesday against in-state rival Jackson State. āThis game was real simple,ā MSU head coach Rick Ray said. āThey can shoot and we canāt. We couldnāt guard them and they could guard us. They beat us up in the boards. We have a false sense of who we are because we are living on our offense. āEverybody is shooting above 40 percent from us and we canāt have that.ā Utah State scored ļ¬ve straight points to build an early 13-6 lead. MSU cut it back to 17-16 on a Gavin Ware dunk and 3-pointer from Jacoby Davis. The Aggies scored the gameās next seven points and quickly led 24-16. Utah State hit six ļ¬rst-half 3-point baskets early foul troubles caused a shufļ¬ing of the MSU line, as the Aggies led 41-28 at halftime. The Bulldogs closed within nine twice and then eight at 51-43 on two free throws by Ware. Utah State followed with a 10-0 run, which was eventually halted on a 3-point basket by Dre Applewhite. MSU got no closer than 10 the rest of the way. For the contest, the Bulldogs hit 26 of 57 shots from the ļ¬eld (45.6 percent), 5 of 16 shots from 3-point range (31.3 percent) and 11 of 17 shots from the foul line (64.7 percent). The Aggies hit 28 of 54 shots from the ļ¬eld (51.9 percent), 11 of 23 shots from the 3-point range (47.8 percent) and 20 of 27 shots from the foul line (74.1 percent). Utah State held a 41-23 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs had 18 assists and 14 turnovers, while the Aggies had 19 assists and 16 turnovers. Ware posted his third double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds for MSU. Colin Borchert added 15 points, while Craig Sword added 11 points and Applewhite added 10 points Utah State received 21 points from TeNale Roland, 17 points from Jarred Shaw and 16 points from Spencer Butterļ¬ed.
nine games last season, Auburn senior guard and Southeastern Conference leading scorer Chris Denson continued his hot start to the new campaign Saturday night with another doubledigit scoring performance. Denson scored 23 points to lead Auburn to a home victory over Murray State. After scoring only four points in the ļ¬rst half, Denson shot 6-of-10 from the ļ¬eld after halftime. Transfer guard KT Harrell recorded his ļ¬rst career double-double for Auburn (3-1), adding 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. āI have the mindset that no one can stop me on the court,ā Denson said. āItās my senior year, and Iām mad that it took this long to realize all this, but (improvement) has come with maturity and having that mindset.ā The Tigers started to pull away from the Racers with nine minutes remaining in the contest, as a pair of Denson shots sparked a 12-2 Auburn run. Auburn, which forced Murray State (2-3) into early foul trouble, ļ¬nished the game 23 for 33 from the free throw line. āWe were tough-minded,ā Auburn head coach Tony Barbee said. āWe didnāt let their runs affect what we did, and we responded. Thatās the mentality we have to have.ā Jeffrey Moss scored 16 points and hit 4-of-5 3-pointers for Murray State in the loss. Freshman point guard Cameron Payne scored an additional 16 points for the Racers, who have lost all three of their games away from home in the early season. Although the Tigers had 13 turnovers to the Racersā 11, Auburn outscored Murray State 19-2 off of them.
Vanderbilt 75, Morgan State 66
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands ā Kyle Fuller made four free throws in the ļ¬nal minute and ļ¬nished with 16 points as Vanderbilt held off Morgan State in the Paradise Jam. Damian Jones scored 13 points for Vanderbilt (3-2) and Eric McClellan added 12 ā all coming from behind the 3-point line. Rod Odom and Luke Kornet added 11 apiece. Vanderbilt grabbed 16 offensive rebounds and shot 45.2 percent for the game. Justin Black scored 18 for Morgan State (06) and Ian Chiles added 15 and nine rebounds. Blackās layup with 15:08 left pulled Morgan State within single digits at 45-37. Chilesā dunk moved Morgan State closer at 71-66. But Fuller sealed the game for Vanderbilt, making all four of his free throw attempts with Auburn 75, Murray St 67 just seconds left. Vanderbilt will face Loyola Marymount in the AUBURN, Ala. (AP) ā After starting only fourth-place game on Monday.
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SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL
LSU pulls the plug on A&M, Manziel
By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. ā Terrence Magee piled up rushing yards the old fashioned way. Johnny Manziel couldnāt keep up. Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards, LSUās defense pulled the plug on Johnny Football and Texas A&Mās video-game offense, and the No. 18 Tigers energized Death Valley with a commanding 34-10 victory Saturday. Zach Mettenberger completed 11-of-20 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in cold, wet and windy conditions. Jarvis Landry highlighted his four-catch, 87-yard performances with touchdowns of 40 and 10 yards. LSU (8-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) piled up 324 yards on the ground, Kenny Hilliard powering in for the Tigersā ļ¬nal TD from 2 yards out. LSU also outgained No. 9 TexasĀ A&M (8-3, 4-3) in total yards, 517-299. What was likely Manzielās only visit to Tiger Stadium was among the worst outings of his otherwise brilliant career. He passed for 224 yards and a TD, but completed only 16 of 41, was sacked twice and intercepted twice as the Aggiesā road winning streak ended at 10. Two weeks ago, LSUās young defense appeared ground down in the second half of a 38-17 loss at Alabama, begging the question of how vulnerable the unit might be against A&Mās SEC-leading offense, which came in averaging a whopping 578 yards and 49.2 points per game. Instead, the Tigers became the ļ¬rst to shut out Manziel in a ļ¬rst quarter since September of 2012, and ended A&Mās 13-game streak of scoring 40 or more points. In the ļ¬rst half, the Tigers ended one Aggies drive on a fourth-down stop from the LSU 3. Later, they forced A&M to settle for Josh Lamboās 41-yard ļ¬eld goal after Danielle Hunterās sack. In the third quarter, freshman cornerback Rashard Robinson made his ļ¬rst career interception on Manzielās underthrown pass along the right sideline. Senior safety Craig Loston intercepted Manziel in the end zone in the fourth quarter. In two seasons under coach Kevin Sumlin, and with Manziel and quarterback, the Aggies have never had less points and yards in a game. The temperature at kickoff was 51 degrees, with a chilly breeze powering a soaking, sideways mist. A&M also opened the game driving into the wind, and its passing game appeared the worse for it, be it errant throws by Manziel or drops by his receivers. Manziel went 2 for 11 in the opening quarter. The LSU offense opened with run-heavy play calling and controlled the line of scrimmage, creating the gameās ļ¬rst explosive play on Mageeās career-long 65-yard run to the A&M 1. Three plays later, Magee powered in to complete a ļ¬ve-play, 71-yard scoring drive during which he ran on every play. Landryās ļ¬rst touchdown catch from 10 yards out made it 14-0 in the second quarter. The Aggies had a chance to cut the lead in half after Manzielās 11-yard scramble gave them ļ¬rst-and-goal at the 9. But on second down from the three, Manziel underthrew an open Mike Evans, and then Derel Walker dropped a third-down pass in the end zone. Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin went for a touchdown on fourth down, but LSUās pass rush contained Manziel and forced an errant throw that left A&M scoreless. TexasĀ A&M was threatening again after Jamie Keehnās shanked punt went 14 yards to the LSU 26, but Hunterās sack helped stall that drive. LSU appeared ready to blow the game open on Landryās long TD catch, which made it 21-3. But less than a minute later, Manziel connected with Walker on the left sideline as defensive back TreāDavious White slipped on the coverage, and Walker scampered for a 51-yard score to make it 21-10 at halftime.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) is tackled by LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) on Saturday. (Photo by Gerald Herbert, AP)
Georgia Southern stuns Florida 26-20
From Wire Reports GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) ā Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, Jerick McKinnon had a huge score late and Georgia Southern stunned Florida 2620 Saturday in what will go down as the worst loss in school history. No lower-division team had ever beaten the Gators, who won their previous seven games against Football Championship Subdivision teams by an average of 45 points. So this was a shocker, even though Florida (4-7) has lost seven in a row and secured its ļ¬rst losing season since 1979. Georgia Southern (7-4) ran for 429 yards and didn't complete a pass all afternoon. McKinnon ļ¬nished with 125 yards rushing, including a 14-yard touchdown with 2:57 remaining. Ellison added 118 yards on the ground, scoring on runs of 45 and 1. Fullback William Banks also gashed the Gators, getting 94 yards up the middle. His 53-yarder on a third-and-2 play set up the winning score. Florida had a chance to win it, thanks partly to two missed extra points. Skyler Mornhinweg, making his second consecutive start in place of Tyler Murphy (shoulder), got the Gators in scoring territory, but his ļ¬nal two throws fell incomplete. He had Quinton Dunbar open in the corner of the end zone on third down from the 17, but his pass ļ¬oated high. He tried to force one to Solomon Patton on the ļ¬nal play, but two defenders broke it up.
Coastal Carolina 10
COLUMBIA, S.C. ā Connor Shaw is the winningest starting quarterback in South Carolina history. Teammate and backup Dylan Thompson believes his buddy, Shaw, should also take a place with the best players in the country. "In my opinion, (Shaw) should be in New York in December" as a Heisman Trophy ļ¬nalist, said Thompson, who passed for two TDs and ran for a third. Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for a score in less than a quarter of work and No. 12 South Carolina scored the most points in Steve Spurrier's nine seasons as coach. The Gamecocks (9-2) scored on their ļ¬rst six possessions and surpassed their output from a 6924 win over Troy in 2010. And it came with South Carolina resting several starters for rival Clemson next Saturday night, including defensive linemen Jadeveon Clowney and Kelcy Quarles and the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher in Mike Davis.
Alabama 49, Chattanooga 0
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ā AJ McCarron passed for two touchdowns and became No. 1 Alabama's winningest quarterback. McCarron completed 13 of 16 passes for 171 yards before leaving one drive into the second half of his ļ¬nal game at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the Crimson Tide (11-0). He improved to 36-2 as a starter, breaking a tie with Jay Barker for the school mark. McCarron and Alabama got an easy tuneup for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn to determine the Southeastern Conference Western Division champion. Both teams are still hoping for national title shots in a state that has claimed the last four BCS championships. The Tide produced its third shutout of the year, blocking a ļ¬eld goal against the FCS Mocs (8-4). Vanderbilt 14, Kenyan Drake ran for 77 yards and a 13-yard touchdown with starting tailback T.J. Yeldon sitting Tennessee 10 out to rest a sprained ankle. Freshman Derrick Henry ran six times for 66 yards and scored on a 5-yard KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ā Patton Robinette ran touchdown set up by his own 27-yard scamper. for a 5-yard touchdown with 16 seconds remaining as Vanderbilt rallied for a victory over Tennessee. Vanderbiltās winning drive was kept alive after South Carolina 70,
Tennesseeās fourth-and-inches stop of quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels in the ļ¬nal minute was overturned on replay, giving Vanderbilt a ļ¬rst down at the Tennessee 33. After a 25-yard completion from Carta-Samuels to Jordan Matthews gave Vanderbilt ļ¬rst-and-goal, Carta-Samuels was replaced by the more mobile Robinette on second-and-goal from the 5. Robinette faked a pass and ran around the right end for the touchdown. Vanderbilt (7-4, 4-4 SEC) overcame four turnovers to beat Tennessee for the second straight year, giving the Commodores consecutive victories over their in-state rivals for the ļ¬rst time since winning six straight over the Volunteers from 192026. The Vols (4-7, 1-6) clinched their fourth straight losing season, something that hasnāt happened at Tennessee since 1902-06.
Georgia 59, Kentucky 17
ATHENS, Ga. ā Aaron Murray threw four ļ¬rsthalf touchdown passes before hurting his left knee and missing the second half of his ļ¬nal home game as Georgia beat Kentucky. Todd Gurley ran for 77 yards and had ļ¬ve catches for 90 yards, including touchdown receptions for 16 and 24 yards, for Georgia (7-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference).
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Another bass ļ¬shing season comes to close A
nother outstanding bass ļ¬shing season has come and gone for the Starkville Bass Club. Oh my, how the hands of time spin by so quickly. It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were ļ¬shing our ļ¬rst tournament in March on Gainesville Lock. It is now nearing the end of November with football season winding down and muzzle loader season opening up. Itās a busy time of year with lots going on.Ā I am ļ¬nally getting around to sharing the ļ¬nal results of our last tournament held on the Aberdeen Locke in late September. Our 2013 season was ļ¬lled with many great events with our seventh annual Garry Jackson Tournament in April with over 40 anglers young and old ļ¬shing the event held in honor of Garry who was a long time member of our club. We also saw out club record for the most pounds weighed in by an angler broken not once,
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but twice just a few months apart.Ā Brad Aldridge ļ¬rst broke John McCoyās record that was set on Grenada Lake and stood for over 25 years with seven ļ¬sh weighing in at 21 pounds.Ā Bradās ļ¬rst new record breaker was on May 18, 2013 at Bay Springs Lake with ļ¬ve bass weighing 24.14 pounds, then in August, Brad set another new record on Pickwick Lake with ļ¬ve bass tipping the scales at an amazing 26.20 pounds.Ā We will have to wait until next year to
The members of the Starkville Bass Club had a great 2013 bass ļ¬shing season. (Submitted photo) see if he can break this record again. Yes, 2013 was a busy and exciting year for the Starkville Bass Club, founded in April of 1970. I am the only charter member still ļ¬shing the club and I hope and pray I have a few more years left to ļ¬sh and fellowship with all my friends and fellow anglers.Ā Our last tournament of the year was held on the Aberdeen Locke on September 7-8 with ļ¬rst place honors going to Mike Wilson with ļ¬ve bass weighing in at 10.08 pounds.Ā Second place honors went to Heinz Davis with ļ¬ve bass weighing 9.58 pounds.Ā Third place honors went to Wesley Westbrook with four bass weighing 8.16 pounds. Congratulations fellows on a great season. This tournament concluded our 2013 season allowing for the calculation of the ļ¬nal standings for the 2013 seasonās top three anglers of the year. For the 2013 season, third place honors went to Bo Bell, second place honors went to Wesley Westbrook and ļ¬rst place honors and Angler of the Year ābragging rightsā went to Heinz Davis.Ā Great job fellows. Congratulations on the fantastic season.Ā For our Junior Division honors, William Wolfe came in third place, followed by Houston Massy in second, with ļ¬rst place and Junior Angler of the Year ābragging rightsā going to Brandon Bell.Ā Way to go guys, you are the future anglers of the Starkville bass Club. Well, that about does it for this year.Ā From the Kellum
family, including French Fry, Pepper, and BJ, our trusted canine bass ļ¬shing companions, we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. Until next year, āKeep a tight line and may God bless you all in a very special way!ā
Bill Kellum is a contributing outdoor writer for the Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Daily News or its staff.
Listen to the Breeze: Structure, wind and treestand placement
ink-light was breaking over the horizon and the timber was waking up around me. I was perched in a treestand overlooking eight huge, fresh scrapes, but I puffed my āwindcheckerā and watched the particles go ļ¬oating off exactly where I didnāt expect them to. I considered getting out of my set-up so as not to foul the area ā but it was too late. The buck appeared over the top of the ridge, but because the thermals were now warming and the air current rising, the conditions had switched to being in his favor. The big 10-point walked in my direction until he came upon one of those scrapes about 18 yards away. With the thermal sucking my scent towards him, I thought I had better take the ļ¬rst opportunity that arose. I held at full draw until it felt like my arms were going to fall off, when he ļ¬nally turned to get a better vantage to work the licking branch ā now was my chance. I released and was able to watch the buck topple over after a 100yard dash. Out of all the avenues this buck could have taken in the middle of 2,000 acres of timber, why did he pick the route of my vantage? More importantly, why did āIā choose that spot? Many hunters have questions about treestand placement. Every situation is different and there arenāt any rules where there arenāt exceptions to them. However, over the years Iāve learned some general practices that will help in most situations when placing a treestand. Much of choosing the proper stand site has to do with āstructure.ā As with most animals, whitetails travel from place to place using cover and
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terrain to their advantage. Learning to recognize the transition areas, access points, and travel corridors of whitetails is a key to stand placement. One of the ļ¬rst things you should do when approaching a new spot is to obtain a satellite image, aerial photo or topographical map. The ļ¬rst spots to focus on are the funnels. No matter where you hunt ā big timber, agricultural land or suburban lots ā there are funnels in your hunting area. With a funnel, their movement is conļ¬ned. Wherever you can restrict their movement to a smaller zone there will be more trafļ¬c and itās easier to position yourself to remain undetected from their ānose.ā I like to use either the satellite image or aerial photo in conjunction with a topographical map. Itās often difļ¬cult to see terrain breaks on a photo taken from above, but the topographical map will point out elevations. Funnels arenāt always created by two obvious obstructions. Oftentimes theyāre created by subtle terrain changes that guide, or force movement one way or another and most often these terrain changes canāt be seen on a picture taken from above.
With a wind detection tool you can puff ļ¬ne particles into the air and actually see how the air current is ļ¬owing and how smells are being carried to a deer. (Submitted photo) When looking over an area, imagine the terrain without any trees or debris ļ¬rst. Look for the points, terrain breaks, steeper angles, edges or turns that will force or encourage the animal to go one way over another. If you try and foretell their travel patterns this way ļ¬rst, when you add the trees, brush and blowdowns back to the picture, it can sometimes seem obvious where they will pass. Everybody knows what the wind is, but most whitetail hunters donāt pay enough attention to thermal current. The heating and cooling of the air combined with different temperatures emanating from various sources makes the air current do some strange things. In the west, because of the mountainous topography most veteran hunters are familiar with thermal, but itās also important in ļ¬at areas too. It could be as simple as when hunting a clearing, paying attention to where the sun will rise. When the sun comes up, it shines on one side of the clearing ļ¬rst. The sun warms the air and the current rises on that side of the clearing before it does anywhere else.
Pay particular attention around water, rocks, dark conifer trees or anything that may retain a different temperature than the air. When the temperatures differ, youād be amazed at how the air current may be swirling around. Many mediocre hunters lick their ļ¬nger, stick it in the air, and point downwind to the spot where theyāll place their stand. Hereās where they fail ā often the sign they are observing has been made under totally different conditions than the wind blowing that one speciļ¬c direction. A whitetail will not spend a great deal of time in an area where it canāt use its nose efļ¬ciently. A buck may never use that trail or enter that area under those speciļ¬c conditions. You canāt just set up downwind of an area and think āwell, he wonāt smell me here,ā and expect to have luck. My ļ¬rst thought about a spot is āunder what conditions will a whitetail want to be in this area.ā I want a buck to feel comfortable with the chosen site, but also under the conditions that I want to hunt the site. I always treat my clothing with Scent Killer to help protect from mistakes in case they swing downwind, but you need to set up for how a whitetail plays the wind. My best advice is to purchase some sort of wind-detection device or un-scented cotton. With a ādust-pufferā you can actually see how the air current is blowing. Aside from this being a great tool to physically play the wind, when you actually see the air current, it really helps to teach you some of the secrets of deer movement. It may be advised once you ļ¬nd a good spot to set up multiple stand locations so that you can play different wind directions and conditions yet hunt the same deer. At a given time, I may have as many as a dozen different stand locations to pursue one speciļ¬c buck. This way you wonāt burn a stand and ruin your chances at a mature buck by pushing your luck and hunting a site when the conditions arenāt in your favor, which is never a good idea. More bucks are harvested each year while hunting from treestands than by any other method. If you examine the siteās topography and structure, and then take the wind and thermal into consideration, success will come for you.
Todd Amenrud is a contributing outdoor columnist for The Starkville Daily News. The views in his column are his and not necessarily the views of the Starkville Daily News or its staff.
Sunday, November 24, 2013 ā¢ Starkville Daily News ā¢ Page C-7
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Panthers must not be overconļ¬dent
By BARRY WILNER Associated Press Carolina made a big statement with its victory over New England before a national television audience. Should the Panthers stumble today at Miami, so much of the legitimacy they gained from that win could disappear. The Dolphins come off a win over San Diego despite all the inner turmoil over the Richie IncognitoJonathan Martin affair, and remain ļ¬rmly in the AFC wild-card race. So if anyone in the Carolinas sees this game as a slam dunk, theyād better re-evaluate. āThey are 5-5 and they are going to bring out their best football,ā Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. āBut I donāt see us letting down. We are going to go out and play our best football. Weāre trying to go up, weāre not trying to go down.ā Carolina owns the top wild-card berth in the NFC with six weeks to go. It was won six straight with an overpowering defense and timely offense. Quarterback Cam Newton is playing as well as he did in taking top offensive rookie honors in 2011. Everything is coming together for the Panthers. Which always can breed cockiness. āThat is one of things Iāve talked to the players about ā everything weāve done, hey, we can take a step back (with a loss),ā coach Ron Rivera said. āAnd we donāt want to. So we have to stay focused and focus in on who weāre playing. āWe want to be relevant. We want to remain relevant. We want to stay in the conversation.ā victories, they can become a challenger in the NFC East by handling up-and-down Dallas. Eli Manning has stopped throwing picks and New Yorkās defense has awakened after that early-season slumber. The Cowboys come off a bye but remain undermanned because of injuries. Their defense is especially vulnerable through the air ā the Cowboys basically canāt cover ā and might need a ton of points in this one. Jason Witten has been almost unstoppable by Giants with 26 receptions for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the last two meetings.
Chicago (6-4) at St. Louis (4-6)
The Bears arenāt losing any sleep about Jay Cutler being sidelined with a high left ankle sprain because backup quarterback Josh McCown has passed for ļ¬ve touchdowns with no interceptions in four games overall. The injury-plagued defense got two sacks last week from Julius Peppers, doubling his season total, and he had a season-best 11 tackles. An active Peppers is critical if Chicago is to stay in playoff contention; itās tied with the Lions atop the NFC North. Carolina Panthersā Cam Newton (1) reacts after to making a ļ¬rst down against the New England Patriots last Monday night. (Photo by Mike McCarn, AP)
Ed Reed already has made one return visit to his old stomping grounds near the Inner Harbor, with Houston. The Texans cut him, he landed with the Jets, and now is back in Baltimore. Heād better hope the rest of his defensive mates come along ā they barely showed up in last weekās loss at Buffalo. And he should hope the Ravensā defense he left behind doesnāt toy with rookie quarterback Geno Smith the way the Bills did. Baltimore has sacks in 21 straight games. Ravens running back Ray Rice ļ¬nally had a breakout last week, but New York generally is tough to run on.
Pittsburgh (4-6) at Cleveland (4-6)
Tampa Bay (2-8) at Detroit (6-4)
Todayās winner in this bitter rivalry can keep alive playoff hopes, although catching Cincinnati in the AFC North is a long shot. An Ohio native, Ben Roethlisberger is 15-1 against the Browns and won his last ļ¬ve starts against Cleveland. He comes off a strong outing in a win over the Lions: 367 yards passing and four touchdowns. Cleveland has lost 10 of the last 12 meetings at home with Pittsburgh.
Denver (9-1) at New England (7-3)
Ah, Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning. Always a high-proļ¬le matchup between two all-time greats. Brady owns a 9-4 record against his rival, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick usually comes up with a defensive scheme that slows or even confounds Manning. But New England, plagued by injuries throughout the defense, might not have the talent to slow Denverās attack that is on a near-record pace. Wide receiver Wes Welker, who became a star in New England, returns to Foxborough after joining the Broncos this year.
San Diego (4-6) at Kansas City (9-1)
Now that the Chiefs have a loss and they can forget about that perfection distraction, they need to ļ¬nd a way to handle the enigmatic Chargers. San Diego has won four of the last ļ¬ve against Chiefs and has been playing opponents close, losing three straight by a combined 18 points. Kansas Cityās opportunistic defense (NFL best
Donāt look now, but the Buccaneers are a hot at Oakland (4-6) with ļ¬ve defensive touchdowns and a plus-15 team. Theyāve won two in a row, and received an offensive spark from undrafted rookie RB turnover differential) has 36 sacks, but will ļ¬nd it The Titans are playing the ļ¬rst of three straight difļ¬cult to get to Philip Rivers, who has been trapped Bobby Rainey, who rushed for 163 yards and two road games. They are 2-2 away from Nashville and touchdowns and caught a pass for a score last week only 19 times. desperately need this one because the next two trips against Atlanta. Veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson had 10 receptions against the Falcons with are to Indy and Denver. Indianapolis (7-3) Running back Chris Johnson has four a season-high 165 yards. touchdowns rushing in the last two weeks, but at Arizona (6-4) Oakland ranks sixth against the run. Minnesota (2-8) Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin became the Bruce Arians stepped in for an ill Chuck Pagano at Green Bay (5-5) ļ¬rst undrafted rookie since the start of the common last season and won Coach of the Year in Indianapolis draft in 1967 go have touchdown passes and no as an interim. He has the Cardinals job full time Adrian Peterson heads into his 100th career game interception in a game ļ¬lling in for injured Terrelle now, and faces the AFC South-leading Colts with an approaching another milestone. He needs 67 yards Pryor. Arizona team that has won three in a row. Arizona is showing some offense lately, scoring rushing to pass Barry Sanders for third-most yards 27 points in each of those three victories. And on the ground in the ļ¬rst 100 games of a career, and Jacksonville (1-9) linebacker John Abraham has seven sacks in the last heās 300 yards from 10,000. at Houston (2-8) The Packers have dropped three straight and four games; his 129 career sacks are the most among wonāt have Aaron Rodgers back at quarterback active players. For those who think Houstonās season canāt Indianapolis has won its last ļ¬ve games against this week. In fact, when Scott Tolzien starts for a Arizona dating to 1992, when Colts quarterback second straight week, he will be only the third get any worse after eight straight defeats ā yes, Packers quarterback to do so in 22 years. Brett Favre the Texans were the division favorite heading into Andrew Luck was 3. or Rodgers has been behind center during that 2013 ā a loss to the lowly Jaguars would be rock span. Green Bay hopes to get Rodgers back for the bottom. Dallas (5-5) Houstonās Andre Johnson needs 10 catches to Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. become the 15th player to reach 900. He had career at New York Giants (4-6) highs in receptions (14) and yards (273) in his last New York Jets (5-5 game against Jacksonville, so itās quite possible he Now that the Giants have re-established at Baltimore (4-6) gets there Sunday. themselves as a pretty solid team with four straight
Vikings bump stadium share past $500 mil
By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS ā The Minnesota Vikings said Friday they will increase their contribution to a downtown stadium to more than $500 million to make sure the project has everything they want as construction of their new home rapidly approaches. The team had been scheduled to pay $477 million of the stadiumās nearly billiondollar cost. But bids coming in higher than expected made the Vikings worry about losing distinctive design features and having to settle for less than topend technology, such as ribbon scoreboards and high-deļ¬nition televisions in concourses. āThe only options were to whack the project, cut signiļ¬cantly back in the building, step back and redesign and try to redraw to a lower number or have the team put in more money,ā team vice president Lester Bagley said. āThatās what our owners decided to do.ā Reconļ¬guring the stadium design to signiļ¬cantly cut costs would have delayed the project by a year or more, ofļ¬cials said. The stadium cost could now top $1 billion ā with $498 million in public money ā if builders need to use the entire pot of available money. Legislators approved the new stadium to replace the Metrodome out of concern that the Vikings could leave the state. Ceremonial groundbreaking is set for early next month, with the projected opening in 2016. John Wood, a senior executive at Mortenson Construction, said fences will go up around the Metrodome next week and heavy equipment will be moved in. Orders for steel for the new stadium will go in soon, with some specialized beams for the see-through roof coming from Luxembourg. The Vikings play their last game in the Metrodome on Dec. 29, ending a three-decade run for the Teļ¬on-topped stadium that has hosted the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series and countless monster truck rallies. A threemonth demolition phase will start in mid-January. The Vikings were closing on their private ļ¬nancing Friday. They are using loans, seat license sales, a naming rights deal and other private revenue streams. The Vikingsā extra contribution comes in the form of a letter of credit guaranteed by owner Zygi Wilf, a real estate mogul. The contingency would be tapped if construction ofļ¬cials canāt ļ¬nd savings elsewhere. But the attempt to shave costs has been unsuccessful so far. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said the rising costs are a sign of an improving economy. āThe good news: Construction is up. The bad news is construction is up and some of our bids were coming in higher than anticipated,ā she said.
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has fallen to freshman Damian Williams to take some snaps in big ballgames. Mullen said Russell threw in practice Thursday but still felt some soreness and laid out on Friday. On Saturday, though, he was ready to go. āHe came in from warm-ups and he said that he felt OK throwing it (Saturday), and I said, āfastballs or just changeups?ā And he said, āIām going to be throwing some changeups out there but Iāll be able to make the throws that I need to make (Saturday),ā Mullen said. Russell completed passes of 35 and 29 yards, respectively, early in the second quarter that ultimately set up a Devon Bell ļ¬eld goal that put MSU on the board, and tied the game at 10 before halftime with a pass to running back LaDarius Perkins that went 30 yards for a touchdown. He threw a third-quarter pick to set up Arkansasā ļ¬nal go-ahead score, but rallied his team on a 75yard drive and tied the game at 17 early in the fourth with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jameon Lewis. Mullen credited Russellās limited arm strength on Saturday for the pick. āMaybe if heās 100 percent, the ball maybe gets there a half-second sooner and itās a big play,ā Mullen said. Sophomore running back Josh Robinson said Russellās performance motivated the Bulldogs, especially given his condition. āHeās our leader. Heās our captain,ā Robinson said. āSo we know weāve got to put it on for him.ā Williams scored his ļ¬rst touchdown Saturday on a 25-yard touchdown run in overtime that proved to be the game winner. He also completed 3-of-4 passes for 34 yards in limited backup play. He said having both Russell and Prescott as mentors helped him continue to grow into an SEC-caliber quarterback. āI know I have the trust of those guys because theyāre the ones preparing me,ā Williams said. āI know those guys are my brothers and I look up to both of them.ā Russell was not available to speak to the media Saturday because he was receiving treatment. Mullen said he hoped to have Prescott back on the ļ¬eld for MSUās bowl game, which the team must earn with a win against rival Ole Miss on Thanksgiving in Starkville.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, left, celebrates Saturday's 24-17 victory over Arkansas with defensive back Nickoe Whitley (1). (Photo by David Quinn, AP) the ball over, made mistakes, we did a lot of things. But those guys kept battling, they kept ļ¬ghting, and they found a way to win. "For us to take the next step, for us to be a championship contending team in the end, you have to take advantage of every opportunity. And to ļ¬nd a way to win on the road in overtime is a big step for us. ... These young guys are learning what it takes to win in any circumstance." Arkansas (3-8, 0-7 in the SEC) took an early 10-0 lead, following a 19-yard Javontee Herndon touchdown run and a 54-yard Zach Hocker ļ¬eld goal. But Bell put the Bulldogs on the board with a 24-yard ļ¬eld goal midway through the second quarter. After an errant Razorback fake punt on the ensuing drive set MSU up at the Arkansas 40, the Bulldogs used three plays, including a 30-yard touchdown pass from Russell to senior LaDarius Perkins, to tie the game at 10 with 1:48 remaining in the half. Perkins took a hard shot to the ribs as he dove for the end zone, though, and sat out the rest of the contest. The Bulldogs drove to the Arkansas 11-yard line to start the second half, but the Hogs blocked Bell's second ļ¬eld goal attempt. Russell ended MSU's next possession with a pick, and the Razorbacks capitalized with a six-play, 57-yard drive capped by a Julian Horton 22yard touchdown run to retake the lead. MSU tied it at 17 early in the fourth with an 11-play, 75-yard run that ended with
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yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Junior receiver Jameon Lewis led the Bulldogs' receivers with six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown, while fellow junior Robert Johnson racked up 70 yards on four catches. With the game tied at 17 late in the fourth quarter, Arkansas seemed poised to take the lead on a drive where the Hogs moved 72 yards on three plays
to the MSU 12-yard line. On the fourth play, though, senior free safety Nickoe Whitley both forced and recovered a fumble from freshman running back Alex Collins. From there, the Bulldogs drove to the Arkansas 25 with a chance to win in regulation, but sophomore kicker Devon Bell's 42-yard ļ¬eld goal attempt went wide right. "A lot of things didn't go our way," Mullen said. "If you include the last one, (we had) four red zone possessions with only three points. We turned
a 5-yard Lewis touchdown reception. Arkansas used nine ball carriers to amass 225 rushing yards, led by sophomore Jonathan Williams' 59 and Collins' 52. Allen, a sophomore, completed 10-of17 passes for 114 yards on the day. "Our defense came up huge," Mullen said. "... We weren't great on third-down (Saturday) defensively, but when it came down to it, they made the play to win the game."
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