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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Vo l u me No . 1 1 0 , I s s u e No . 1 6 8
5 0 Ce n t s
2: Around Town
4: Forum
5: Weather
6: Sports
9: Comics
10: Classifieds
Kibler tapped for job in Texas
One of Mississippi State University’s top lead-
ers is slated to become president of Sul Ross State
University in Alpine, Texas.
Texas State University System (TSUS) Chan-
cellor Brian McCall confirmed Monday that MSU
Vice President for Student Affairs Bill Kibler is the
sole finalist in the system’s search for a new SRSU
Kibler became one of three finalists for the posi-
tion in late May, and he confirmed Monday that
he had accepted the position. TSUS Communica-
tions Director Mike Wintemute said the next step
is a 21-day waiting period, after which the TSUS
Board of Regents will hold a called meeting to
confirm Kibler’s appointment.
“That’s a process that occurs in every presiden-
tial appointment,” Wintemute said. “It’s technical-
ly not final, although it is unusual for a candidate
to be named sole finalist and not be confirmed. My
understanding is that Dr. Kibler plans to be on the
campus in Alpine at the start of the fall semester.”
Kibler has served in his current MSU role since
2004. Before joining MSU,
Kibler spent several years
working in College Station
with Texas A&M University’s
student affairs division, becom-
ing its assistant director from
1980-85 and working his way
up to interim vice president
from 2003-04. He also earned
his doctorate in philosophy at Texas A&M.
“My 24 years of experience working in higher
MSU administrator named sole
finalist for Sul Ross St. president
Jordan Sellers and Skylar Adams, both juniors with Louisville High School’s varsity cheerleading squad, practice a
cheer during the Universal Cheerleading Association camp Monday at the Palmeiro Center, where hundreds of varsity
and junior high school cheerleaders from schools across Mississippi have convened this week. (Photo by Steven Nalley,
Duffy Neubauer, curator of Starkville’s Civil War Arsenal, spoke to Starkville Rotary Club
on Monday. The arsenal museum features Neubauer’s personal collection of Civil War era
carriages, wagons, tools and cannons, and public tours can be made by appointment. (Photo
by Kayleigh Swisher Few, SDN)
Neubauer shares love for
history, cannons with Rotary
The Civil War is one of the most major
events in American history, but even Mississippi
residents may not be fully aware of the state’s
involvement in the conflict or of the facilities
which showcase this historical era.
Originally from Wisconsin, Duffy Neubauer,
curator of Starkville’s Civil War Arsenal, said his
fascination with the Civil War began at an early
Neubauer said his life’s interest was sparked
when his parents took him to a Civil War reen-
actment one afternoon as a child.
“The program had already finished, but there
was a man there with a cannon, and he talked
to me as long as I stayed and asked questions,”
Neubauer said. “He told me that if I had got-
ten there earlier, I could have seen him shoot it.
That’s when I decided that’s what I wanted to
do in life. Some people want to be an astronaut.
Some people want to be a doctor, a lawyer or
school teacher. I wanted to shoot a cannon.”
As he grew older, Neubauer said his interest
expanded along with his collection, beginning
with small models and eventually growing to in-
clude full-scale replicas and even a few originals.
Neubauer explained he feels it is his duty as a
collector to share his collection with the public,
and on Monday, he spoke with Starkville Ro-
tary Club about his endeavors as a curator of
“I thought it was kind of a shame for me
to just house all of this stuff,” Neubauer said.
“It really should be shared. Any collector who
owns an original artifact of any type realizes
very quickly that you bought this artifact from
maybe an older man and he bought it from
somebody else before him. You realize you’re
just a custodian. You will own this for just a
very short amount of time, and then someone
else will own it after you. So I decided I wanted
to share my collection with anyone who wanted
to come and see it.”
On April 12, 2009, Neubauer opened the
Starkville Civil War Arsenal, and he explained
that this day was not chosen by mere chance.
“I opened my museum on April 12, 2009 at
4:30 in the morning,” Neubauer said. “Nobody
came, but for you Civil War buffs, you know
exactly what that was. That was the start of the
Civil War when Fort Sumter was fired on.”
Neubauer said he hopes his collection not
only educates people about military machinery
but also gives people a greater understanding of
Mississippi’s involvement in the Civil War.
“I think when most people talk about Mis-
sissippi Civil War history, they immediately
think of Vicksburg, and that’s about where it
ends,” Neubauer said. “But we have so many
other sites. We have Iuka, we have Champion
Hill, Raymond, Tupelo, Holly Springs and
more. You don’t have to travel to Virginia to
go see Civil War sites. We have them right here
in Mississippi. If you haven’t been, I encourage
Officers advise
citizens about
preventing theft
Authorities are advising residents to take a little extra care to protect their
homes before packing up and leaving town for summer vacation.
Empty homes create opportunities for criminals who might be looking for
easy targets and the summer months, when families leave town for up to weeks
at a time, are some of the most active for home break-ins.
A State Farm press release cites Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics
that say more than 1.9 million burglaries occurred in 2011, and of those, 74.5
percent were residential burglaries. The release noted that reported burglaries
peak in June, July and August.
Starkville Police Department Sgt. Freddie Bardley said potential burglars
often look for the telltale signs of an empty home. Part of the key to protect-
ing a home, he said, is to make it look occupied, even when away on vacation.
He said college students, many of whom leave town for the summer, are
particularly vulnerable to break-ins.
“Most home burglars are career criminals,” Bardley said. “They target areas
where they know for a fact that the college students live there. They pay atten-
tion to who’s moving and who’s leaving with luggage or bags and can tell if
they’re going to be gone for a long period or short period through seeing them
leaving with their luggage.”
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said potential criminals also notice
newspapers or mail piling up.
“Anytime you drive by and see five, six, seven newspapers piled up in the
driveway, you know there’s a good chance that no one’s there,” he said. “I
encourage getting a neighbor to go by and check the property or get the mail.
Make it look like someone’s there.”
Bardley said the best thing a resident who is leaving town can do to try to
minimize break-in threats is to get a trusted family member or friend who lives
in the area and ask them to check on their home. He suggested having a friend
or family member pick mail or newspapers up and move them inside to create
the impression that someone is still home.
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All “Around Town” announcements
are published as a community service
on a first-come, first-served basis and
as space allows. Announcements must
be 60 words or less, written in complete
sentences and submitted in writing at
least five days prior to the requested
dates of publication. No announce-
ments will be taken over the telephone.
Announcements submitted after noon
will not be published for the next day’s
paper. To submit announcements, email
uPinterest Seminar —
Learn how to use the fastest
growing social media site, Pin-
terest, at the Oktibbeha County
Extension Service on Tuesday
from 2-4 p.m. You will learn to
discover pins and create boards
about topics and ideas that in-
terest you. You will need your
e-mail address and password or
your Facebook login to register
for Pinterest. Call 323-5916 to
sign up.
uMid-week Commu-
nity Market — The Greater
Starkville Development Part-
nership will host the Mid-week
Community Market from 4-6
p.m. Tuesday at the corner of
Jackson and Lampkin streets.
The market will have local food
and handmade products for
uChildbirth Class —
Starkville School District Dept
of Family-Centered Programs
Emerson Family Resource
Center will host a free child-
birth class on Tuesday. The
speaker will be Nancy Ball, RN,
BSN with Starkville Clinic for
Women and she will speak on
the topic “Pregnancy and Child-
birth.” Emerson will continue
to offer the free childbirth class
series weekly through July 1.
uStarkville Park Com-
mission — The Starkville
Park Commission will hold its
monthly meeting at noon on
Thursday. The public is wel-
come to attend.
uAuthor Event — Cousin
Vinny will be at the Book Mart
& Cafe from 2-4:30 p.m. He
will present his book, “The
Devil’s Glove.”
uMission Mississippi
Meeting — Mission Mississippi
Starkville will meet Thursday
at 6 pm at Second Baptist Mis-
sionary Church, located at 314
Yeates St. in Starkville. The
topic will be “Brainstorming
Racial Issues.” Interested indi-
viduals are invited! For more
information, contact Bill Chap-
man at 546-0010 in Starkville,
or Mission Mississippi at 601-
uLions Club — Starkville
Lions Club celebrates their
Awards Night with a dinner on
Thursday at 6:30 p. m. in Har-
vey’s Restaurant banquet room.
District officials attending in-
clude past international director
Howard Jenkins of Columbus,
district governor Jerry Lightsey
of Batesville, and zone chairman
Jane Collins of Maben. Melvin
Jones Fellow will be awarded to
Omis Avant posthumously and
to Beverly Hammett, and Leo
Club Service awards to Lynn
Infanger and Cynthia Milons.
Members are requested to call
club secretary Annette Johnson
to register your attendance.
uFriends of Noxubee Ref-
uge Membership Meeting
— The Friends of Noxubee
Refuge will hold their Summer
Membership Meeting at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday in the Visitor
Center. Refuge Manager Steve
Reagan will present the new
Comprehensive Conservation
Plan for the refuge. Refresh-
ments and fellowship will fol-
low the meeting. The public is
uStarkville Commu-
nity Market — The Greater
Starkville Development Part-
nership will host the Starkville
Community Market from 7:30-
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the cor-
ner of Jackson and Lampkin
streets.. The market will have
local food and handmade prod-
ucts for purchase. There will
also be live music and demon-
strations for entertainment.
uLiving Word Christian
Center — Pastor Rich Castle
and the Living Word Christian
Center would like to invite the
public to join them in wor-
ship. Services will be Sundays at
10:30 a.m. at Laquinta Inn &
Suites located 982 Highway 12,
East Starkville. For more infor-
mation, call 662-341-0982.
uNAACP Meeting — Ok-
tibbeha County Branch of the
NAACP monthly meeting are
held every second Thursday
at 6 pm at Oktibbeha County
Courthouse Main St. Contact
president Chris Taylor 662-
617-3671 or Willie E. Thomas
Sr. 662-418-9687 for informa-
u YTA Summer Perform-
ing Arts Program — Regis-
ter for Youth Taking Author-
ity (YTA) Summer Performing
Arts Program! Learn and re-
hearse skits, dances, and musi-
cal productions created just for
you. Perform for your fam-
ily and friends, wear and keep
fabulous costumes and do it all
while gaining invaluable per-
forming experience! Registra-
tion is open until May 1. Classes
start Saturday, May 3 at 1 pm in
the aerobics room of Starkville
Sportsplex. The group will per-
form “Center Stage” at a local
festival event this summer. For
more information or to pre-reg-
ister for YTA Performing Arts
Summer Program at Starkville
Sportsplex, call Stefanie Ash-
ford at (662) 268-7747.
u Clover Leaf Garden
Club Meeting — The Clover
Leaf Garden Club meets the
first Wednesday of the month
at 1 p.m. at the Starkville
Sportsplex. For more informa-
tion, call 323-3497. u ABE/
GED Classes — Free ABE/
GED classes are offered at the
Emerson Family School and
the J.L. King Center. Emerson
classes are from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursday and
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday and are
held at 1504 Louisville Street.
J.L King classes are from 8 a.m.
- 2:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
and are held at 700 Long Street.
Call 324-4183 or 324-6913 re-
spectively for more information.
u Starkville School District
— SSD Lunch Applications for
2013-14 school year now avail-
able. The Office of Child Nu-
trition is now located on the
north end of the Henderson
Ward Stewart Complex. Office
hours are Monday through Fri-
day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Office of Child nutrition has
also completed the direct certi-
fication process for families who
automatically qualify for certain
benefits and services. For more
information contact Nicole
Thomas at nthomas@starkville. or 662-615-0021.
uStorytime — Maben Pub-
lic Library will have storytime at
10 a.m. on Fridays. Lots of fun
activities along with a story with
Ms. Mary. Children ages 3-6 are
u Mini Moo Time — The
Chick-fil-A on Hwy 12 holds
Mini Moo Time at 9 a.m. ev-
ery Thursday. There are stories,
activities, and crafts for kids six
and under. The event is free.
u BrainMinders Puppet
Show — Starkville Pilot Club
offers a BrainMinders Puppet
Show for groups of about 25
or fewer children of pre-school
or lower elementary age. The
show lasts about 15 minutes
and teaches children about head
/brain safety. Children also re-
ceive a free activity book which
reinforces the show’s safety
messages. To schedule a pup-
pet show, contact Lisa Long at
u Dulcimer and More
Society — The Dulcimer &
More Society will meet from
6:15-8 p.m. every first, second,
fourth and fifth Thursday in
the Starkville Sportsplex activi-
ties room and play at 3 p.m. on
the third Saturdays at the Car-
rington Nursing Home. Jam
sessions are held with the pri-
mary instruments being dulci-
mers, but other acoustic instru-
ments are welcome to join in
playing folk music, traditional
ballads and hymns. For more
information, contact 662-323-
u Samaritan Club meet-
ings — Starkville Samaritan
Club meets on the second and
fourth Monday of each month
at 11:30 a.m. in McAlister’s
Deli (Coach’s Corner). All
potential members and other
guests are invited to attend. The
Samaritan Club supports Amer-
icanism, works to prevent child
abuse, provides community
service and supports youth pro-
grams. For more information,
email starkvillesamaritans@ or call 662-323-
1338. Please see our website:
uWorship services — Love
City Fellowship Church, at 305
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in
Starkville, will hold worship ser-
vices at 11 a.m. every Sunday.
Apostle Lamorris Richardson is
u OSERVS classes —
OSERVS is offering multiple
courses for the community and
for health care professionals to
ensure readiness when an emer-
gency situation large or small
arises. If interested in having
OSERVS conduct one of these
courses, feel free to contact
the agency’s office by phone at
(662) 384-2200 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday to Thurs-
day or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Friday or stop by the offices
at OSERVS, 501 Highway 12
West, Suite 130 during those
same hours. Fees are assessed
per participant and include all
necessary training materials.
u Writing group — The
Starkville Writer’s Group meets
the first and third Saturday of
the month at 10 a.m. in the up-
stairs area of the Bookmart and
Cafe in downtown Starkville.
For more information, contact
Debra Wolf at dkwolf@copper.
net or call 662-323-8152.
uSquare dancing — Danc-
ing and instruction on basic
steps every Monday 7-9 p.m. at
the Sportplex Annex, 405 Lynn
Lane. Enjoy learning with our
caller and friendly help from ex-
perienced dancers. Follow the
covered walk to the small build-
ing. Look us up on Facebook
“Jolly Squares”.
uDance team applications
— KMG Creations children
dance company “The Dream
Team” is currently accepting
dance applications for the 4-6
year old group and 10-18 year
old group. For more informa-
tion, call 662-648-9333 or e-
mail danzexplosion@yahoo.
u Noontime devotional
study — Join a group of inter-
denominational ladies for lunch
and discussion about the book
“Streams in the Desert” from
noon to 1 p.m. resuming Jan.
7 at the Book Mart Cafe in
downtown Starkville. For more
information, please call 662-
u Quilting Group Meet-
ing — The Golden Triangle
Quilters Guild meets the third
Thursday of the month at 5:30
p.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex
Community Building. All levels
of quilters are welcome. Con-
tact Gloria Reeves at 418-7905
or Luanne Blankenship at 323-
7597 for more information.
u Senior Yoga — Trinity
Presbyterian Church offers free
senior yoga class at 9:30 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays. The
church is located at 607 Hospi-
tal Road in Starkville.
uVeteran volunteering —
Gentiva Hospice is looking for
veteran volunteers for its newly
established “We Honor Veter-
ans” program. Volunteers can
donate as little as one hour per
week or more. For more in-
formation, call Carly Wheat at
662-615-1519 or email carly.
u MSU Philharmonia —
Pre-college musicians looking
for a full orchestra experience
are welcome to join MSU Phil-
harmonia from 6-8 p.m. on
Mondays in the MSU Band
Hall at 72 Hardy Road. Wind
players must have high school
band experience and be able to
read music, and junior and se-
nior high school string players
must be able to read music with
the ability to shift to second and
third positions. For more in-
formation, wind players should
contact Richard Human at
or 662-325-8021, and string
players should contact Shandy
Phillips at
or 662-325-3070.
u Line dancing — The
Starkville Sportsplex will host
afternoon line dancing in its ac-
tivities room. Beginners-1 Line
dancing is held 11 a.m. to noon,
and Beginners-2 Line dancing is
held noon to 1 p.m. For more
information, call Lisa at 662-
u Rule 62: Alcoholics
Anonymous meetings — The
Rule 62 Group of Alcoholics
Anonymous meets at 10 a.m.
Saturdays and at 7 p.m. Tues-
days at St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church. Participants are en-
couraged to use the office en-
trance off the rear parking lot.
Anyone with a desire to stop
drinking is welcome to attend.
For more information, call 662-
uAl-Anon meeting — The
Starkville group meets at 6:30
p.m. Tuesdays upstairs at Epis-
copal Church of the Resurrec-
tion. Call 662-323-1692, 662-
418-5535 or 601-663-5682.
u Clothing ministry —
Rock Hill Clothing Ministry
will be opened every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday from
8-11 a.m. The ministry is open
to the public and is located
across the street from Rock
Hill United Methodist Church
at 4457 Rock Hill Road. For
more information, contact
Donna Poe at 662-323-8871 or
u Celebrate Recovery —
Fellowship Baptist Church
hosts Celebrate Recovery every
Tuesday at 1491 Frye Rd. in
Starkville. A light meal starts at
6 p.m. and the program begins
at 6:45 p.m. Child care services
are provided. For more infor-
mation and directions to the
church, call 662-320-9988 or
u Healing rooms — From
6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday,
Starkville Healing Rooms pro-
vide a loving, safe and confiden-
tial environment where you can
come to receive healing prayer
for physical healing, encourage-
ment, or other needs. Our teams
consist of Spirit-filled Christians
from different local churches.
No appointment necessary.
Rooms are located upstairs in
the Starkville Sportsplex located
at 405 Lynn Lane in Starkville.
For more information, call
662-418-5596 or email info@ and
visit http://www.healingrooms.
u Alcoholics Anonymous
— The Starkville A.A. Group
meets six days per week down-
stairs at the Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection. Call 327-
8941 or visit www.starkvilleaa.
org for schedules and more in-
uPEO Chapter N meeting
— The PEO Chapter N meet-
ing 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 con-
tact Bobbie Walton at 662-323-
u Senior Center activities
— The Starkville Senior Enrich-
ment Center on Miley Drive will
host Party Bridge on Mondays
and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. 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 informa-
tion, call 662-324-1965.
u Alzheimer’s meetings —
The Starkville Church of Christ
(1107 East Lee Blvd.) will host
the monthly meeting of the Al-
zheimer’s Support Group on
each first Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
to encourage and support care-
givers of those suffering from
Alzheimer’s Syndrome. For
more information, call 323-
u Health workshops —
A series of free workshops on
health and fitness for all ages
will be held on the first and
third Mondays of each month
at West Oktibbeha County
High School at 39 Timberwolf
Drive in Maben at 5 p.m. Call
u Gentle Yoga — Gentle
yoga will be held Tuesdays and
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Trin-
ity Presbyterian Church at 607
Hospital Road in Starkville.
The course is free and tailored
to beginners.
u Community call-in
prayer service — The Peter’s
Rock Temple COGIC will
sponsor a call-in prayer service
for those in need on Saturdays
from 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays
9-11 a.m. Leave your name,
number and prayer request and
the Prayer Team will contact
you. Call 662-615-4001.
u SLCE Cancer Support
Group — The SCLE Cancer
Support Group will meet every
The Oktibbeha County 4-H Horse Club recently competed in the North East District 4H Horse Show in
Verona. Their average overall scores placed them second in the district and qualified them to compete in
the State 4-H Horse Show, which will take place from June 25-28 in Jackson. If you are interested in being a
part of the Oktibbeha County 4-H community, call Latrell Stokes at 662-323-5918. Horse Club members are
pictured from left are: (front row) Sidnie Hunt, Atley Thompson, Colby Freely, Lillie Alpe, (second row) Levi
Thompson, Abby Thompson, Doug Teague, Millie Thompson, Logan Alpe, Amble Thompson, Agent Latrell
Stokes, Myra Thompson, (third row) and volunteer Stewart Teague. Not pictured are Taylor Dunn and Jadee
Sexton. (Submitted photo)
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education administration in the
state of Texas was reported to me
as a strong consideration for the
search committee,” Kibler said.
“During my years in Texas, I vis-
ited the Alpine, SRSU and Big
Bend area several times. Actu-
ally, two of my former students
at Texas A&M University now
work at SRSU.”
As president, Kibler will over-
see the main SRSU campus in
Alpine as well as three campuses
of SRSU Rio Grande College in
Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde.
In TSUS’ press release, McCall
said he felt Kibler was more than
prepared for the task.
“Dr. Kibler has a passion for
students, a deep appreciation
for faculty, and a vision for Sul
Ross that is grounded in excel-
lence,” McCall said in the release.
“I am confident that Bill will lead
the university into a new era and
help instill an even greater sense
of pride among Sul Ross stu-
dents, faculty, staff and alumni.”
Kibler said he was hon-
ored, humbled and thrilled to
be named SRSU president, and
without his 10 years of experi-
ence at MSU, he would not have
been prepared for the opportu-
“The experiences I have had,
the amazing professionals I have
worked with and learned from
prepared me well for this op-
portunity,” Kibler said. “I am
particularly thankful for the un-
wavering support and encourage-
ment I have received from (MSU
President) Mark Keenum. I have
worked for many presidents in
my years in higher education
administration and have learned
from each one. Dr. Keenum is a
superb role model from whom I
have learned a great deal. I was
proud to have chaired the MSU
Presidential Search Committee
that ultimately resulted in Dr.
Keenum coming to MSU five
and a half years ago.”
Kibler is not the only leader at
MSU sought after by other uni-
versities. In April, Austin Peay
State University in Clarksville,
Tenn., named MSU Provost and
Executive Vice President Jerry
Gilbert a finalist in its presiden-
tial search. But Tennessee Board
of Regents Chancellor John
Morgan has named another fi-
nalist as his recommendation to
the board: University of Texas
at Tyler Provost and Senior Vice
President for Academic Affairs
Alisa White. Gilbert said he bore
no hard feelings.
“I’ve got a great job here at
Mississippi State,” Gilbert said.
Gilbert was also a finalist in
September for president of the
University of South Alabama,
which ultimately chose Tony G.
Waldrop — provost and execu-
tive vice president at the Univer-
sity of Central Florida — in Feb-
In a press release from MSU,
Keenum said MSU was prepared
to conduct a national search for
Kibler’s replacement. He also
said Kibler had been invaluable
to the university over the past
decade, and he was grateful for
that service and wished him all
the best.
“Dr. Kibler has been an out-
standing member of our leader-
ship team at Mississippi State
University,” Keenum said in the
release. “As I’ve said before, I’m
not at all surprised when our top
administrators are named final-
ists in national searches by other
reputable universities.”
“If someone is continuously
going in and checking the mail
for them daily or turning the
lights off and on, it can deter
criminals and throw them off
from thinking that the home or
apartment is vacant,” he said.
“We all know that after a while
even the burglars know that if
a particular light in one area of
the house has been on constantly
the last couple of days, no one’s
there. They can tell if a porch
light has been on all day, there’s
probably not anyone home.”
He said light could help deter
break-ins but noted some savvy
criminals might notice lights
turning on and off at the same
time every day.
State Farm Spokesman Ro-
szell Gadson offered tips for resi-
dents to keep their belongings
safe while out of town.
He suggested securing jew-
elry or similar valuables in a
safe deposit box to ensure its
secure and out of sight and, for
residents who have an automatic
security system, informing the
alarm company that they will be
away from home for an extended
Gadson, Bardley and Gladney
recommended that residents use
caution when posting about va-
cation on social media sites like
Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
“You see people doing it
all the time,” Gladney said.
“They’re advertising that they’re
gong to be gone. They might
just mean it for friends or family,
but you’re just telling everybody.
It really just doesn’t help while
they’re away.”
Bardley said auto burglaries
also pick up during the summer
as people particularly students
grow careless and leave valuables
sitting in plain view in their cars.
He said more often than not,
auto burglaries tend to be less
planned out, like home burglar-
ies, but rather crimes of oppor-
“Those are usually opportun-
ist-style criminals, who might
be walking down the street and
have no intention of taking
something,” he said. “But once
they see something they feel they
might want, the opportunity is
there to take it.”
Starkville Police and Oktib-
beha County Sheriff’s depart-
ments offer home check services
residents can use while away on
vacation. To use the service, resi-
dents can contact or visit either
In both programs, officers
check a resident’s property while
they are away from home. Glad-
ney said the program not only let
the department notify a resident
if something goes wrong, but
helps investigators get a speedy
start on looking into any inci-
dents that occur.
“Sometimes students will
come by and say something like
they haven’t seen their car since
last Wednesday,” he said. “But
if we’re checking and someone
goes by at 9 and everything’s
fine, then goes back at 12 and
someone’s broken in, we know
it sooner. Instead of having six
or seven days to look through
figure out what happened or if
anyone saw anything, we’ve got
a period of three or four hours.”
you to go. It’s your tax dollars
at work. Go visit and see how
they are being spent.”
Many of the pieces in Neu-
bauer’s collection he has built
himself to exact specifications
of the time period. Other piec-
es he has picked up at antique
malls and flea markets on his
travels. Along with displaying
his collection in the museum,
Neubauer explained that all of
the carriages, wagons, tools
and cannons he has he also uses
in Civil War reenactments.
“When people come in, I
like to tell them it’s a work-
ing museum,” Neubauer said.
“And by that, I mean, every
piece of equipment in there
can go out. Everything is trans-
portable. We take it out in the
field and we bring it back in
and clean it.”
Tours of the arsenal are by
appointment only, and Neu-
bauer added that, over the
years, he has had visitors from
27 states and even a few from
foreign countries stop by to ex-
plore his collection.
In addition to the arsenal
museum, Starkville also has a
Civil War Round Table that
meets once a month from Sep-
tember through April in the
conference room at the Golden
Triangle Planning and Devel-
opment Building.
Brent Fountain, President
of Starkville Rotary Club, said
he believes Neubauer’s interest
in Civil War history affords the
community a unique educa-
tional opportunity.
“Right now, it is the 150th
anniversary of the Civil War, so
we thought this would be an
excellent time to showcase the
arsenal,” Fountain said. “But
also, we thought it would be
good because a lot of people
haven’t really had a chance to
go out and see what all he has
to offer, because it really is very
interesting. I think it just goes
to show his passion and how
many people can benefit from
one person’s mission. It’s a life-
time of collecting to him, and
it’s great for us to have the op-
portunity to go and learn from
his work.”
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first Thursday of the month at 6
p.m. at Second Baptist Church
on 314 Yeates St. in Starkville.
Call 662-323-8775 or 601-527-
u Project HELP — Project
HELP with Family Centered
Programs and the Starkville
School District is a grant funded
project that can assist “home-
less” students in the district
and provides school uniforms,
school supplies, personal hy-
giene items, and\or in-school
tutoring. Call Mamie Guest or
Cappe Hallberg at 662-324-
PROJECT CLASS is seeking
volunteers who wish to make a
difference in the life of a young
student by practicing reading
and arithmetic with them in a
one-on-one session for one hour
per week. Call 662-323-3322.
u Sassy Sirens Game Day
— On the first Wednesday of
each month at 2 p.m., the Sassy
Sirens will host a Game Day
at the Senior Citizens Building
“Fun House.” RSVP to Old-
u Starkville Writer’s
Group — The Starkville Writ-
ers’ Group will meet on the
first and third Saturday of each
month at the Book Mart in
downtown Starkville. Contact
Stan Brown at spb107@ms-
u Brotherhood breakfast
— Men and boys are welcome
to attend a brotherhood break-
fast at Austin Creek Church of
Christ Holiness (USA) at 2298
Turkey Creek Rd. in Starkville
every second Saturday of the
month at 8 a.m. followed by
yard work at 10 a.m. Attendees
are asked to bring yard supplies.
Officer elections will be held at
the end of the year. Call Willie
Thomas at 662-323-2748.
u Casserole Kitchen —
The Casserole Kitchen serves
free meals to anyone in need
from 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays, and lunch is served
on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. All
meals will be served in the Fel-
lowship Hall (ground floor) of
First Presbyterian Church in
Starkville. Call 662-312-2175.
u Free childbirth classes
— To pre-register, call 320-
4607. Free childcare and snacks
are provided. Space is limited.
uTutoring — New Centu-
ry Mentoring & Tutoring Sum-
mer Program, Monday through
Friday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. For
students pre-K through sixth
grade. For more information,
call 662-418 3930.
u Longview Baptist
Church — Longview Bap-
tist Church, 991 Buckner St.,
Longview, has Sunday school
at 10 a.m., morning worship at
11 a.m., discipleship training at
5:15 p.m., evening worship at
6 p.m. and Wednesday prayer
meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more
informatin, contact Pastor Larry
W. Yarber at 662-769-4774, or
uBeth-el M.B. Church —
Beth-el MB Church,1766 MS
Highway 182 West, Starkville,
has morning worship at 8 and
10:45 a.m., Sunday school at
9:30 a.m., children’s church on
second Sundays at 10:45 a.m.,
midmorning Bible study on
Wednesday at 11 a.m. and a
prayer meeting on Wednesdays at
6:30 p.m. For more information
contact 662-324-0071.
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you? Or maybe you are a non-
profit organization needing help
recruiting volunteers for your
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Contact us today by phone (662)
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looking for dynamic volunteers
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may include home visits, phone
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hour per week or much more.
Also, we are looking for Veteran
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Miss. sues credit-reporting firm, alleging errors
Associated Press
sippi has sued Experian, the world’s
largest firm that collects detailed in-
formation about consumers to evalu-
ate their financial trustworthiness. The
lawsuit — and a separate investigation
of the industry by 32 other states led
by Ohio — represent a significant new
legal challenge to the industry over al-
legations of paperwork errors and viola-
tions of consumer protection laws.
Errors can jeopardize people’s abil-
ity to get loans and pass job-related
background checks. Experian has even
wrongly reported that consumers are
on a federal terrorism watch list, the
lawsuit alleges.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim
Hood’s complaint accuses Experian
Information Solutions of knowingly in-
cluding error-riddled data in the credit
files of millions of Americans, jeopar-
dizing their ability to obtain loans, em-
ployment-related background checks
and sensitive government security clear-
The lawsuit against Experian was
filed without fanfare last month in a Bi-
loxi state courthouse and transferred to
Mississippi federal court late last week.
Experian and its competitors gather
and maintain records of consumers’
credit history from banks, debt collec-
tors and other sources, keeping files
on more than 200 million Americans.
Banks, prospective employers and other
parties pay the credit bureaus to review
this data, using it to determine whether
a borrower is financially stable and a
good credit risk. Consumers with blem-
ishes like missed credit card payments
or recent bankruptcies on their credit
will struggle to get loans, while those
with a long record of timely debt repay-
ment are courted by lenders.
Both Experian and a spokesman for
its trade group, the Consumer Data In-
dustry Association, declined to discuss
the litigation or related questions about
the quality of the company’s data.
Despite the errors added to credit
files, the Mississippi lawsuit said, Ex-
perian provides no straightforward way
for consumers to correct erroneous
blemishes affecting them. When con-
sumers file a dispute, Experian reflex-
ively finds in favor of the bank or debt
collector that reported the debt, Missis-
sippi said. And when consumers call to
complain, the lawsuit said Experian em-
ployees attempt to sell consumers credit
monitoring products of questionable
“Experian has turned its failures to
maintain accurate credit reports and its
refusal to investigate consumer disputes
into a business opportunity,” Hood, a
Democrat, said in a statement.
In Ohio, Republican Attorney Gen-
eral Mike DeWine has regularly criti-
cized the credit bureaus for inadequate
quality control and consumer protec-
tions. Attorneys general nationwide
have demanded and received records
from both Experian and its primary
competitors, TransUnion and Equifax.
Experian is the largest of the compa-
nies, with revenues of $4.8 billion last
Equifax also warned shareholders in
February that it was under investigation
by Ohio and 31 other states, separate
from the similar investigations of the
industry by Mississippi and New York,
and also under investigation by the
CFPB. The list of states working with
Ohio has not been disclosed by that
state. “We are unable to predict the out-
comes of these investigations, including
whether the investigations will result
in any actions or proceedings being
brought against us,” the company said.
TransUnion warned investors in
February about the multi-state investi-
gation, along with separate investiga-
tions by Mississippi and New York,
and said it was providing internal docu-
ments to investigators. “We do not
believe we have violated any law and
intend to vigorously defend any claim
that may result from these investiga-
tions,” the company said.
The key allegations in Mississippi’s
complaint are not entirely new: con-
sumer advocates, plaintiffs’ attorneys,
the Federal Trade Commission and the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
have assailed credit bureaus for inad-
equately addressing erroneous credit
reports. According to an FTC study, 5
percent of all consumers’ credit reports
contain errors that could harm their
ability to obtain credit.
TransUnion said the multi-state in-
vestigation led by Ohio was prompted
by reporting in 2012 about improper
or questionable industry practices by
The Columbus Dispatch newspaper.
Experian warned investors ear-
lier this year that the U.S. Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau and its
British counterpart were regulatory
agencies responsible for protecting con-
sumers and said, “It remains uncertain
how these bodies may affect our credit
and consumer business processes and
business models in the future.”
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McDaniel: Cochran is a big, old meanie
Last week President
Obama said, “The world
is less violent than it has
ever been. It is healthier
than it has ever been. It
is more tolerant than it
has ever been. It is better
fed then it’s ever been.
It is more educated than
it’s ever been.” Critics
are no longer wonder-
ing whether Mr. Obama
was born in Hawaii or
Kenya...they’re wondering which
planet he came from.
Obama came into of-
fice promising to end
the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan. As late
as November 1, 2012,
Obama said in a stump
speech, “Thanks to sac-
rifice and service of our
brave men and women
in uniform, the war in
Iraq is over, the war in
Afghanistan is wind-
ing down, al Qaeda has
been decimated, Osama bin Laden
is dead.” Obama had the audacity
to say this 58 days after Islamic ter-
rorists with strong ties to al Qaeda
murdered four brave Americans in
Benghazi including our ambassador
to Libya.
When Obama pulled all of our
troops out of Iraq in 2011 with-
out negotiating an agreement with
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki
to keep an American presence there,
he didn’t ‘end the war;’ he laid the
foundation for war atrocities we are
seeing in Iraq today just as many in
the military and on the right pre-
ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and
Syria), the new al Qaeda in Syria
and Iraq, is a well-supplied and
trained army, not a terrorist cell,
that is capturing city after city in
western and northern Iraq. ISIS
is led by Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi,
a college-educated man who rose
from poverty to riches through the
ranks of al Qaeda in Iraq. Baghda-
di is driven more by methodology
and practicality than by ideology.
In other words unlike his predeces-
sors in Jihadist groups, Baghdadi is
building an Islamic state.
Coincidentally, Baghdadi was re-
leased by U.S. forces in Iraq in 2009
after spending 4 years as a prisoner
in Camp Bucca. As Baghdadi was
leaving, he reportedly said, “I’ll see
you guys in New York,” according
to Army Col. Kenneth King, then
commander of Camp Bucca. We’re
just beginning to see consequences
of Obama’s catch and release poli-
cies for Islamic terrorists. How
long before we see consequences in
Can the world survive Obama?
U.S. Senate hopeful
Chris McDaniel came to
Starkville Thursday “to
make himself available to
the press” at Bank First
on Russell Street.
And by “make himself
available to the press,”
I mean McDaniel was
physically there, mem-
bers of the media were
indeed present, as well,
and the Republican challenger cer-
tainly said his peace. To his credit,
he actually fielded a few questions,
too. He didn’t answer any of them,
but he did manage to
stay in character during
a 20-minute session that
was so televangelistic in
nature that I was some-
what shocked he didn’t
line us all up and try to
faith-heal our ailments.
If Twitter is any indica-
tor, he’s served reporters
statewide more of the
same on his “meet the
press” tour.
McDaniel may be Mississippi’s
choice for U.S. senator if he gets by
six-term incumbent Thad Cochran in
the Republican runoff June 24 and
defeats Democrat Travis Childers in
November. He may actually prove a
good senator if he wins, and I hope
whomever we send to Washington
works out, no matter which of the
three candidates it is, because I want
what’s best for the state. If McDaniel
does win, I hope he’s more effective
in Washington than he is at a press
conference. Though if transparency
is what we’re looking for, I suppose
we could all see right through him
last Thursday.
So what were the highlights of
what was promised to be an “open
and honest” conversation with the
press on hand? Well, Thad Cochran’s
a big, fat meanie; Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel is the ruination of all
things; McDaniel’s wife is a teacher;
Obamacare must die; the Depart-
ment of Education needs to be bro-
ken into a block grant program with
minimal staffing and accountability
that varies from state-to-state; Mc-
Daniel’s wife is a REALLY GOOD
teacher; and Congress needs term
limits chiefly because Thad Cochran
is a big, fat, OLD meanie. Then he
left, quite smugly I might add, as if
he had endowed us with the very
spirit of light, as well as the knowl-
edge of good and evil.
McDaniel opened the press con-
ference with a near 8-minute tirade
— that looked and sounded much
like a caricature of a tent revival ser-
mon during prohibition — wherein
he blasted Cochran’s campaign for
recent comments that claimed Mc-
Daniel was dangerous and extreme.
“I’m a two-term Republican sen-
ator and he called me dangerous,”
McDaniel said of Cochran as the
press conference began. “… There’s
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nothing dangerous about
wanting to balance a bud-
get. There’s nothing extreme
about adhering to the Con-
stitution, and there’s noth-
ing radical, at all, or danger-
ous about traditional family
values. But I will tell you his
record has been a bit extreme
over the years.”
From there, McDaniel
spent several minutes asso-
ciating the words liberal and
extreme to Cochran’s record,
using specific examples rang-
ing from his votes to raise
the debt ceiling and voting
to confirm Hagel’s appoint-
ment as defense secretary to
voting to confirm Ruth Bader
Ginsberg to the U.S. Supreme
Court — something that hap-
pened when I was in elemen-
tary school.
He offered, however, little
substance for how he’d be any
different, other than to say,
“My record is one of conser-
vatism and always has been.”
McDaniel also, in his open-
ing diatribe, called himself
a “Reaganite” and called his
edging Cochran in the popu-
lar vote June 3 a “historic
moment” that the people of
Mississippi created because
they knew McDaniel would
defend “conservatism.” Other
than balancing a budget with-
out cutting military spending
— which to his credit he did
specify as a goal — he failed
to further define “conserva-
Then, he declared his vic-
tory June 24 as “unstoppable”
because he had come and
listened to the people rather
than run attack ads and sling
mud. Other things that aided
his unstoppable-ness, he said,
was that his campaign com-
municated a positive vision
for Mississippi. I was hoping
he would eventually share this
vision with us on Thursday,
as he had been talking for 4.5
minutes by that time and had
neither fielded a question nor
said anything positive. It re-
ally didn’t get any better from
“I can understand why
Sen. Cochran doesn’t want to
talk,” McDaniel continued. “I
can understand why he won’t
come to the state to defend
his record. He can’t defend his
record. He has a 42-year re-
cord of growing government,
a 42-year record of liberalism.
He hasn’t waged a single fight
against Barack Obama, not
one. He hasn’t raised his voice
a single time in defense of our
Constitution. … He’s been si-
lent far too long, and in this
context, silence is complicity.
Mississippians don’t won’t si-
lence, they want a fighter.
“… Mississippi is the per-
fect place to start this conser-
vative resurgence, this con-
servative revival,” he added.
“We’re not here to call names.
We’re not here to mudsling.
The issues matter.”
Just before the 8-minute
mark of the press conference,
McDaniel fielded his first
Mostly, he deflected criti-
cisms of his stances on cut-
ting federal spending as “fear-
mongering,” but he did offer
some meat to his desire to
abolish the federal Depart-
ment of Education and em-
power the states and local
governments to educate their
own children.
“Under the right circum-
stances,” he proposed real-
locating money now spent
to operate the Department
of Education for a block
grant program to states that
would give preference to
those struggling the most.
But when asked about how
to and who would guarantee
quality across the board in
that environment, he replied
“That’s the million dollar
question isn’t it?” Then he
railed against the idea that
federal bureaucracy provided
quality education without of-
fering an alternative to ensure
that poor states — like Missis-
sippi — would be held to the
same standards as wealthier
states or have access to equi-
table learning material.
The scariest part to me
came toward the very end
when he referred specifically
to former presidential hope-
ful Rick Santorum and Sen.
Rand Paul — both of whom
are very conservative, white
males who endorsed McDan-
iel — as a “diverse” group
of supporters. If that’s what
McDaniel’s definition of di-
versity is, I hope he takes at
least one more hard look at
his potential constituency for
a second opinion.
Because if two people who
look alike, largely align politi-
cally and have no idea what
it means to want for some-
thing represents what diver-
sity means to McDaniel, then
whether he knows how to run
a proper press conference may
be the least of our worries.
Zack Plair is the editor of
Starkville Daily News. Contact
him at editor@starkvilledaily-
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Weather Obituary
Today's Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
A mainly
sunny sky.
High 92F.
Winds light
and variable.
5:45 AM
8:07 PM
A few
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
low 70s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
low 70s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
chance of a
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
92/74 Starkville
Mississippi At A Glance
Area Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Baton Rouge, LA 91 71 pt sunny Memphis, TN 93 74 mst sunny
Biloxi 90 74 pt sunny Meridian 94 68 sunny
Birmingham, AL 93 71 mst sunny Mobile, AL 91 74 mst sunny
Brookhavem 92 70 pt sunny Montgomery, AL 95 72 mst sunny
Cleveland 92 73 mst sunny Natchez 90 71 pt sunny
Columbus 94 71 sunny New Albany 92 70 mst sunny
Corinth 91 70 mst sunny New Orleans, LA 89 74 mst sunny
Greenville 92 74 sunny Oxford 91 70 mst sunny
Grenada 93 71 mst sunny Philadelphia 93 69 sunny
Gulfport 90 74 pt sunny Senatobia 91 70 mst sunny
Hattiesburg 94 70 pt sunny Starkville 92 69 sunny
Jackson 95 71 pt sunny Tunica 91 73 mst sunny
Laurel 94 69 pt sunny Tupelo 92 71 sunny
Little Rock, AR 92 73 mst sunny Vicksburg 92 73 mst sunny
Mc Comb 92 70 pt sunny Yazoo City 93 72 sunny
National Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Atlanta 91 70 t-storm Minneapolis 84 68 t-storm
Boston 85 66 pt sunny New York 86 72 pt sunny
Chicago 92 73 t-storm Phoenix 98 68 windy
Dallas 92 74 pt sunny San Francisco 65 52 sunny
Denver 89 53 sunny Seattle 68 52 pt sunny
Houston 92 76 t-storm St. Louis 93 75 pt sunny
Los Angeles 72 58 sunny Washington, DC 93 75 pt sunny
Miami 85 76 t-storm
Moon Phases
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Jun 19
Jun 27
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with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
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Today's Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
A mainly
sunny sky.
High 92F.
Winds light
and variable.
5:45 AM
8:07 PM
A few
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
low 70s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
Mix of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
low 90s and
lows in the
low 70s.
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
chance of a
5:46 AM
8:08 PM
92/74 Starkville
Mississippi At A Glance
Area Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Baton Rouge, LA 91 71 pt sunny Memphis, TN 93 74 mst sunny
Biloxi 90 74 pt sunny Meridian 94 68 sunny
Birmingham, AL 93 71 mst sunny Mobile, AL 91 74 mst sunny
Brookhavem 92 70 pt sunny Montgomery, AL 95 72 mst sunny
Cleveland 92 73 mst sunny Natchez 90 71 pt sunny
Columbus 94 71 sunny New Albany 92 70 mst sunny
Corinth 91 70 mst sunny New Orleans, LA 89 74 mst sunny
Greenville 92 74 sunny Oxford 91 70 mst sunny
Grenada 93 71 mst sunny Philadelphia 93 69 sunny
Gulfport 90 74 pt sunny Senatobia 91 70 mst sunny
Hattiesburg 94 70 pt sunny Starkville 92 69 sunny
Jackson 95 71 pt sunny Tunica 91 73 mst sunny
Laurel 94 69 pt sunny Tupelo 92 71 sunny
Little Rock, AR 92 73 mst sunny Vicksburg 92 73 mst sunny
Mc Comb 92 70 pt sunny Yazoo City 93 72 sunny
National Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Atlanta 91 70 t-storm Minneapolis 84 68 t-storm
Boston 85 66 pt sunny New York 86 72 pt sunny
Chicago 92 73 t-storm Phoenix 98 68 windy
Dallas 92 74 pt sunny San Francisco 65 52 sunny
Denver 89 53 sunny Seattle 68 52 pt sunny
Houston 92 76 t-storm St. Louis 93 75 pt sunny
Los Angeles 72 58 sunny Washington, DC 93 75 pt sunny
Miami 85 76 t-storm
Moon Phases
Jun 13
Jun 19
Jun 27
Jul 5
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with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.
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John Walter Yount
Mr. John Walter
Yount age 76 of 12
Point Rd. Blairsville
formerly of Decatur,
GA. passed away on
Sunday June 15, 2014
in the union General
Hospital following an
extended illness. Mr.
Yount was born on
May 16, 1938 in Stillwater, OK., the son
of the late Paul Yount and the late Kath-
erine Howard Yount. John grew up in
Starkville, MS. John was a veteran of the
US Army. He retired from the US Fish
and Wildlife Service as a Realty Special-
ist after many years of service. John was
an avid outdoorsman and a wildlife en-
thusiast. John was a devoted and loving
husband, father and grandfather. John
was of the Presbyterian faith.
Surviving Mr. Yount are his loving
wife of fifty three years, Lynda Bryan
Yount of Blairsville, three daughters and
two sons in law, Carol Adams of Blairs-
ville, Beth and Steve Owens of Lilburn,
GA., Ginger and Gordon Hamrick,
IV of Lawrenceville, GA., five grand-
children, Zachary and Caitlyn Adams,
Emma, Helen and Brendan Hamrick,
Uncle Dean Howard of Salisbury, SC.,
cousin, Daryl Howard of Sapulpa, OK.,
many other relatives also survive.
Graveside services will be held on
Thursday June 19, 2014 at 2:oo pm
from the Antioch Baptist Church Cem-
etery with the Rev. George Cline offici-
ating. The North GA. Honor Guard will
conduct Military Honors. The follow-
ing gentleman will serve as pallbearers,
Steve Owens, Gordon Hamrick, Zach-
ary Adams, Allen Johnson and Tom
Butts. Flowers are accepted or if you
wish, the family requests that donations
may be made to the Men’s Ministry of
Antioch Baptist Church in John’s mem-
ory. The family will meet with friends
at the funeral home on Thursday from
12- 1:30 pm.
Mountain View Funeral Home of
Blairsville is in charge of the arrange-
ments. You may sign the family guest
book and send condolences on line at
President Obama came
into office promising to
make the world a better place
through diplomacy and ne-
gotiations. So far we’ve seen
Obama’s failures in Libya,
Egypt, Syria, Iran, Iraq, and
Ukraine. In fact, his only
successful negotiation was a
deal with the Taliban in Af-
ghanistan to free 5 Taliban
commanders from Gitmo in
exchange for American sol-
dier Bowe Bergdahl.
Even Hillary Clinton
is distancing herself from
Obama’s foreign policy blun-
ders, essentially saying she
argued for different policies
and strategies during her
time at State. Now that she’s
no longer running the State
Department, ‘what difference
at this point does it matter?’
America is as weak today
as ever. Our enemies neither
fear nor respect us. Our allies
fear we will not support them
in times of need. And, Presi-
dent Obama hurts his own
optics and America’s image
in the world by preaching
about climate change at a
college graduation, and then
going golfing while ISIS
brutally conquers Syria and
With this overwhelm-
ing lack of leadership in the
White House, we need to
elect strong conservatives
in Congress to change the
direction we’re going. The
world may not survive two
more years of Obama in the
White House.
Daniel L. Gardner is a syn-
dicated columnist who lives
in Starkville. You may contact
him at Daniel@DanLGardner.
com, or visit his website at
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High School Athletics
World Cup Soccer MSU Athletics
Wolverines pack
punch during year
MABEN – The East Webster Wolverines
packed a punch when it came to athletics last
“It was a great year,” East Webster athletic
director and football coach Doug Wilson said.
“Every team competed and that is all we can
ask of our kids. We are always in the hunt. It
was just a great season where every game was
Football was one of those teams who was
in it until the very end. After starting out at an
impressive 6-0, the young Wolverine squad bat-
tled week in and week out to the “last whistle”
of a “tough district” schedule.
“Football we started off real strong, (but)
just didn’t finish quite like we wanted to,” Wil-
son said. “Of course, we hit that tough district
where every Friday night was a tough game.
Still the kids competed to the last whistle and
that is all we can ask of them.”
The fight inside East Webster did not stop
with gridiron action. As the fall progressed,
basketball took over in what looked to be one
seamless competitive transition.
Ultimately, the girls went pretty deep into
the postseason only to be eliminated by the
eventual North champion. In hopes of continu-
ing that tradition of excellence, new coach Stan
Hughey has already “hit the floor running.”
“He has been working hard this summer,”
Wilson said. “We are looking for good things
out of him. He has some big shoes to fill and a
lot of hard work ahead of him, but he is on the
right track.
“As for the boys, they competed hard, but
had a few rough bumps in the road. Coach
Corey (Stidham) and the guys played hard and
that is all you can ask for.”
Competing hard has almost become routine
for Lee Berryhill and the Lady Wolverine soft-
ball team. In the fall, the slow-pitch squad fin-
ished second in Class 2A, while in spring East
Webster’s fast pitch team claimed its second
State championship in as many years.
“The group coach Berryhill has is great,”
Wilson said. “They played for it in slow pitch
and just came up a few hits short, but made
up for it in the spring. Winning it once is hard
enough, but two times is a big compliment to
coach Berryhill, his staff and the kids. We are
looking forward to having them all back be-
cause they didn’t have any seniors.”
Deangelo Liggins runs the football for East Webster during the 2013 football season. (Photo
by Lee Adams)
East Webster seeks additional pitching this summer
Coaches in charge of high school baseball
teams in the summer often sound like a broken
The reasons they take part of the games
throughout the month of June is to expose as
many of their players to the game as possible.
Last Thursday, the East Webster Wolverines
made the trip to Starkville to take on the Yellow-
jackets and split a pair of varsity games.
East Webster coach Tony Hancock is thank-
ful for the opportunity to get players experience.
That was also the thoughts of SHS coach Travis
During the action between the Wolverines
and Jackets, Hancock said it was like looking in
a mirror.
“These two clubs are similar,” Hancock said.
“(Garner) has a good young bunch and we think
we’ve got a good young bunch too. If either of
us can find extra arms, I think we will be in good
East Webster had a solid pitching staff in its
run all of the way to the Class 2A North State se-
ries, but it has been the approach of Hancock and
coach Wes Johnson this summer to find more.
Even though the scoreboard is being kept,
coaches understand it’s not about winning or los-
ing this time of the year.
“The summer is an opportunity for us to
throw new guys and try to find some extra pitch-
ers,” Hancock said. “We’ve got some guys who
we know what they can do on the mound, some
older guys, but it’s an opportunity for us to throw
some younger kids and get them some experi-
“We’ve got a young group so our core is pret-
ty much the same, but we’re always looking for
some new arms.”
Hancock said they look to use 11 to 12 of the
older players during the course of a doubleheader.
The plan is to get as much playing time as pos-
sible for the Wolverines.
“We try to make sure everybody gets into the
game and everybody gets an at-bat or two,” Han-
cock said. “It’s just about getting better.”
United States
edges Ghana
From Wire Reports
NATAL, Brazil — After Clint Dempsey’s
historic early goal, the United States spent
more than an hour struggling to hold off wave
after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise
when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.
Once again, the Black Stars — who had
eliminated the Americans at the past two
World Cups — were poised to ruin the tourna-
ment for the U.S.
With two starters out with injuries, the U.S.
barely threatened in the second half until a cor-
ner kick in the 86th minute. Graham Zusi lifted
the ball into the penalty area, where fellow sub-
stitute John Brooks rose above the defense and
headed in the game winner, putting the U.S.
atop the group with Germany.
“I couldn’t believe it. ...I just ran in the box
and hoped that the ball would hit my head and
it did,” said Brooks, a 6-foot-4 defender who is
brought forward for set pieces.
The loss put Ghana at the bottom of Group
G with Portugal — the Americans’ next oppo-
nent. The top two teams in the group advance.
At the final whistle, coach Jurgen Klinsmann,
the German hired to transform the U.S. from
mere World Cup participant into a potential
power, threw his arms to the sky and roared.
“The U.S. team always has great spirit,”
Klinsmann said. “I said it to the bench minutes
before we’re going to get some chances still.
So we are still in the game after the equaliz-
er, we just need to kind of push and push and
grind it out. That’s what they did. Here comes
a set piece we trained over and over and over
that stuff. And (Brooks) puts it in, so well de-
The U.S. lost striker Jozy Altidore to an ap-
parent left hamstring injury in the 21st minute
and his status for the rest of the tournament
wasn’t immediately known. Dempsey had his
United States’ Clint Dempsey celebrates after
scoring the opening goal during the group G World
Cup soccer match against Ghana on Monday.
(Photo by Ricardo Mazalan, AP)
MSU releases four different
posters for football season
There is a good bit of buzz surrounding the upcoming Mississippi State football season.
The Bulldogs have a good nucleus coming back from last year’s team that went 7-6 and
routed Rice in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.
Fans are excited, but that excitement may have been amped up a step higher after what
the MSU marketing department released on Monday.
MSU released four different schedule posters for the upcoming football season.
There are several changes with this year’s posters. They are horizontal, not vertical and
they made the change from white to black for the actual schedule.
In the past, there had been just one, but this year there are four and each feature a dif-
ferent Bulldog.
Junior quarterback Dak Prescott, senior center Dillon Day, junior linebacker Benardrick
McKinney and senior defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls are each featured on a poster.
MSU opens the 2014 season with a home game against in-state rival Southern Missis-
sippi on Aug. 30.
Jones continues
to receive praise
Bulldog sophomore defensive lineman Chris Jones is expected to have a big second year
in the maroon and white.
Jones was picked as the No. 3 player in the Southeastern Conference in a top 10 list of
players to have breakout seasons by’s Chase Goodbread.
Jones got more praise from another national writer on Monday.’s Chris Low ranked Jones as the second=best defensive tackle, right behind
Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson, in the league.
“He’s now more technically sound, and with his “freaky” talent is primed for a huge
sophomore season,” Low wrote.
Jones recorded 32 total tackles, 17 solos and 15 assists in his freshman season. He
played in all 13 games for MSU and had seven tackles for loss, three sacks and 10 quarter-
back hurries.
MSU’s McDonald grouped
with Watanabe, Lee-Bentham
MSU junior golfer Ally McDonald will play alongside professionals Rebecca Lee-Ben-
tham and Ayaka Watanabe in the first two rounds of this week’s U.S. Women’s Open at
Pinehurst No. 2.
The trio will tee of at 12:03 p.m. for Thursday’s opening round. They will have an early
tee time for Friday’s second round going off the No. 10 tee at 6:18 a.m.
McDonald is playing in her first LPGA Tour event.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • Page 7
Leonard Clemens
The age of NBA Finals Most Valu-
able Player Kawhi Leonard of the San
Antonio Spurs when Tim Duncan won
his first title with the team in 1999.
“I’m just Dad to them. I’m not the
Former Major League pitcher
Roger Clemens said about how
his three sons look at him.
Youth Baseball
All-Star Tournament
CP 7 State Tournament – Starkville July
CP 7 World Series – Southaven July 18
CP8 State Tournament – West Point July
CP8 World Series – Southaven July 23
9 State Tournament – Grenada July 4-6
9 World Series – Southaven July 18
10 State Tournament – Eupora July 11-
10 World Series – Southaven July 25
11 State Tournament – Winston County
July 4-6
11 World Series – Southaven July 18
12 State Tournament – Starkville July
12 World Series – Southaven July 25
(10-year-old and 12-year-old 1st place
advances to World Series)
(Any team participating in other state
tournaments are eligible to compete in
World Series)
All-Star rosters
(Names listed alphabetically)
Coach Pitch 7-year-olds
Xan Arnett
Henry Fyke
Nicholas Hallberg
Patton Huxford
Luke Johnson
Conner Lewis
Tanner Mckee
Luke McKenzie
Cameron Sherman
Major Smith
Thomas Stallworth
Kade Waltmon
Will Whatley
Coach Pitch 8-year-olds
Briggs Bennett
Torin Brooks
John Steven Card
Kenneth Cheeks
Cohen Deweese
Cameron Ellis
Kardarius Isaac
Jake Lockhart
Seth Lockhart
Camp Overstreet
Larkin Perry
Trey Petty
Connor Rogers
Parker Simpson
Elijah Stovall
Carson Tidwell
Quinton Wiley
Ashton Bogard
Caston Clanton
Eli Dale
Caden Edison
T.J. Edmonds
Cy Halberg
Zack Harris
Rett Keenum
Justin Ming
Ethan Pulliam
Logan Taylor
Newt Thomas
Drew Williams
Brennon Wright
Brody Bennett
Bo Carter
Charlie Cox
Hayes Davis
Cole Gonzales
Chipper Hornburger
Koby Livingston
Will Lockhart
Will McReynolds
Harris McReynolds
Jamario Moss
Xavier Sherman
Porter Skelton
Carson Betts
Will Davis
Jack Hevesy
Sam Lyle
Lawson McReynolds
Matt Miller
Quaylen Nance
Camron Petty
Stacy Robinson
Ahmir Taylor
Dash Turman
Marquez Williams
Judah Buckner
Braden Carlisle
Thomas Gable
Jase Grantham
Tanner Graves
Izak Hanson
Jaden James
Gregory Knox
Garrett Lewis
Elijah Parrish
Jontavious Spearmon
Orien Thompson
College Baseball
NCAA College
World Series Glance
At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha
Omaha, Neb.
All Times EDT
Double Elimination
x-if necessary
Saturday, June 14
UC Irvine 3, Texas 1
Vanderbilt 5, Louisville 3
Sunday, June 15
TCU 3, Texas Tech 2
Virginia 2, Mississippi 1
Monday, June 16
Texas 4, Louisville 1, Louisville elimi-
Game 6 — UC Irvine (41-23) vs. Vander-
bilt (47-19), late
Today, June 17
Game 7 — Texas Tech (45-20) vs. Missis-
sippi (46-20), 3 p.m.
Game 8 — TCU (48-16) vs. Virginia (50-
14), 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
Game 9 — Texas (44-20) vs. Game 6
loser, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 19
Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8
loser, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 20
Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9
winner, 3 p.m.
Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game
10 winner, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 21
x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game
9 winner, 3 p.m.
x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game
10 winner, 8 p.m.
If only one game is necessary, it will
start at 8:30 p.m.
Championship Series
Monday, June 23: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.
x-Wednesday, June 25: Pairings TBA, 8
Major League Baseball
At A Glance
All Times EDT
National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 36 32 .529 —
Miami 35 33 .515 1
Washington 35 33 .515 1
New York 31 39 .443 6
Philadelphia 29 38 .433 6½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 41 29 .586 —
St. Louis 38 32 .543 3
Pittsburgh 34 35 .493 6½
Cincinnati 33 35 .485 7
Chicago 28 39 .418 11½
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 43 27 .614 —
Los Angeles 37 34 .521 6½
Colorado 34 35 .493 8½
San Diego 29 40 .420 13½
Arizona 30 42 .417 14
Sunday’s Games
Miami 3, Pittsburgh 2, 10 innings
N.Y. Mets 3, San Diego 1
Chicago Cubs 3, Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 13, Milwaukee 4
St. Louis 5, Washington 2
Colorado 8, San Francisco 7
Arizona 6, L.A. Dodgers 3
Atlanta 7, L.A. Angels 3
Monday’s Games
Chicago Cubs at Miami, late
Philadelphia at Atlanta, late
St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 2
Milwaukee at Arizona, late
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, late
San Diego at Seattle, late
Today’s Games
San Diego (Stults 2-8) at Seattle (Elias
5-5), 3:40 p.m.
Cincinnati (Cueto 6-5) at Pittsburgh
(Cumpton 2-2), 7:05 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 8-3) at Washington
(Roark 5-4), 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-6) at Miami
(DeSclafani 1-1), 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-6) at Atlanta
(E.Santana 5-3), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (M.Cain 1-4) at Chicago
White Sox (Joh.Danks 5-5), 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-3) at St. Louis (Wa-
cha 4-5), 8:15 p.m.
Milwaukee (Lohse 7-2) at Arizona (Miley
3-6), 9:40 p.m.
Colorado (Chacin 1-4) at L.A. Dodgers
(Greinke 8-3), 10:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Miami, 12:40 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m.
San Francisco at Chicago White Sox,
2:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Houston at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
Seattle at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 41 30 .577 —
New York 35 33 .515 4½
Baltimore 35 34 .507 5
Boston 32 38 .457 8½
Tampa Bay 28 43 .394 13
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 36 30 .545 —
Kansas City 37 32 .536 ½
Cleveland 36 35 .507 2½
Chicago 33 37 .471 5
Minnesota 32 36 .471 5
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 42 27 .609 —
Los Angeles 37 32 .536 5
Seattle 35 34 .507 7
Texas 34 35 .493 8
Houston 32 39 .451 11
Sunday’s Games
Detroit 4, Minnesota 3
Cleveland 3, Boston 2, 11 innings
Toronto 5, Baltimore 2
Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Tampa Bay 4, Houston 3
Oakland 10, N.Y. Yankees 5
Seattle 5, Texas 1
Atlanta 7, L.A. Angels 3
Monday’s Games
Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 3
Kansas City 11, Detroit 8
Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 4
Boston 1, Minnesota 0
Texas at Oakland, late
San Diego at Seattle, late
Today’s Games
San Diego (Stults 2-8) at Seattle (Elias
5-5), 3:40 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 8-3) at Washington
(Roark 5-4), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 3-1) at Cleve-
land (Tomlin 4-3), 7:05 p.m.
Toronto (Stroman 3-1) at N.Y. Yankees
(Tanaka 10-1), 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Ventura 4-5) at Detroit
(Scherzer 8-2), 7:08 p.m.
Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 3-4) at Tampa
Bay (Bedard 3-4), 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota (P.Hughes 7-2) at Boston
(Lester 7-7), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (M.Cain 1-4) at Chicago
White Sox (Joh.Danks 5-5), 8:10 p.m.
Texas (Darvish 7-2) at Oakland (Milone
4-3), 10:05 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Kansas City at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Boston, 1:35 p.m.
San Francisco at Chicago White Sox,
2:10 p.m.
Texas at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.
Houston at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Seattle at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
2014 First-Round
Signing Bonuses
The signing bonuses for the first-round
selections in the 2014 baseball amateur
1. Houston, Brady Aiken, lhp, Cathedral
Catholic HS, San Diego.
2. Miami, Tyler Kolek, rhp, Shepherd
(Texas) HS.
3. Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodon,
lhp, N.C. State.
4. Chicago Cubs, Kyle Schwarber, c, In-
diana, $3,125,000
5. Minnesota, Nick Gordon, ss, Olympia
HS, Orlando, Fla., $3,851,000
6. Seattle, Alex Jackson, of, Rancho
Bernardo HS, San Diego.
7. Philadelphia, Aaron Nola, rhp, LSU,
8. Colorado, Kyle Freeland, lhp, Evans-
ville, $2,300,000
9. Toronto, Jeff Hoffman, rhp, East
10. N.Y. Mets, Michael Conforto, of, Or-
egon State.
11. Toronto (Phillip Bickford-unsigned),
Max Pentecost, c, Kennesaw State.
12. Milwaukee, Kodi Medeiros, lhp,
Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii.
13. San Diego, Trea Turner, ss, N.C.
14. San Francisco, Tyler Beede, rhp,
15. L.A. Angels, Sean Newcomb, lhp,
16. Arizona, Touki Toussaint, rhp, Coral
Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy.
17. Kansas City, Brandon Finnegan, lhp,
18. Washington, Erick Fedde, rhp,
19. Cincinnati, Nick Howard, rhp, Vir-
20. Tampa Bay, Casey Gillaspie, 1b,
Wichita State, $2,033,000
21. Cleveland, Bradley Zimmer, of, San
22. L.A. Dodgers, Grant Holmes, rhp,
Conway (S.C.) HS.
23. Detroit, Derek Hill, of, Elk Grove
(Calif.) HS.
24. Pittsburgh, Cole Tucker, ss, Moun-
tain Pointe HS, Phoenix, $1.8 million
25. Oakland, Matt Chapman, 3b, Cal
26. Boston, Michael Chavis, ss, Spray-
berry HS, Marietta, Ga.
27. St. Louis, Luke Weaver, rhp, Florida
28. Kansas City (Santana-Atlanta), Fos-
ter Griffin, lhp, The First Academy, Or-
lando, Fla., $1,925,000
29. Cincinnati (Choo-Texas), Alex Blan-
dino, ss, Stanford.
30. Texas (Cruz-Baltimore), Luis Ortiz,
rhp, Sanger (Calif.) HS, $1.75 million
31. Cleveland (Jimenez-Baltimore), Jus-
tus Sheffield, lhp, Tullahoma (Tenn.) HS.
32. Atlanta (McCann-NY Yankees), Brax-
ton Davidson, of, T.C. Roberson HS,
Asheville, N.C.
33. Boston (Ellsbury-NY Yankees), Mi-
chael Kopech, rhp, Mount Pleasant
(Texas) HS.
34. St. Louis (Beltran-NY Yankees), Jack
Flaherty, rhp, Harvard-Westlake HS,
Studio City, Calif.
World Cup
All Times EST
First Round
Group A
Thursday, June 12
At Sao Paulo
Brazil 3, Croatia 1
Friday, June 13
At Natal, Brazil
Mexico 1, Cameroon 0
Today, June 17
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Brazil vs. Mexico, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 18
At Manaus, Brazil
Croatia vs. Cameroon, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 23
At Brasilia, Brazil
Brazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.
At Recife, Brazil
Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m.
Group B
Friday, June 13
At Salvador, Brazil
Netherlands 5, Spain 1
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Chile 3, Australia 1
Wednesday, June 18
At Rio de Janeiro
Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Netherlands vs. Australia, Noon
Monday, June 23
At Curitiba, Brazil
Spain vs. Australia, Noon
At Sao Paulo
Netherlands vs. Chile, Noon
Group C
Saturday, June 14
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Colombia 3, Greece 0
At Recife, Brazil
Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1
Thursday, June 19
At Brasilia, Brazil
Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, Noon
At Natal, Brazil
Greece vs. Japan, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Colombia vs. Japan, 4 p.m.
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4 p.m.
Group D
Saturday, June 14
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Costa Rica 3, Uruguay 1
At Manaus, Brazil
Italy 2, England 1
Thursday, June 19
At Sao Paulo
Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m.
Friday, June 20
At Recife, Brazil
Costa Rica vs. Italy, Noon
Tuesday, June 24
At Natal, Brazil
Uruguay vs. Italy, Noon
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Costa Rica vs. England, Noon
Group E
Sunday, June 15
At Brasilia, Brazil
Switzerland 2, Ecuador 1
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
France 3, Honduras 0
Friday, June 20
At Salvador, Brazil
Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m.
At Curitiba, Brazil
Ecuador vs. Honduras, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25
At Manaus, Brazil
Switzerland vs. Honduras, 4 p.m.
At Rio de Janeiro
Ecuador vs. France, 4 p.m.
Group F
Sunday, June 15
At Rio de Janeiro
Argentina 2, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Monday, June 16
At Curitiba, Brazil
Iran 0, Nigeria 0
Saturday, June 21
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Argentina vs. Iran, Noon
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, Noon
Wednesday, June 25
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Argentina vs. Nigeria, Noon
At Salvador, Brazil
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, Noon
Group G
Monday, June 16
At Salvador, Brazil
Germany 4, Portugal 0
At Natal, Brazil
United States 2, Ghana 1
Saturday, June 21
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
At Manaus, Brazil
Portugal vs. United States, 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 26
At Recife, Brazil
Germany vs. United States, Noon
At Brasilia, Brazil
Portugal vs. Ghana, Noon
Group H
Today, June 17
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Belgium vs. Algeria, Noon
At Cuiaba, Brazil
Russia vs. South Korea, 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
At Rio de Janeiro
Belgium vs. Russia, Noon
At Porto Alegre, Brazil
Algeria vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 26
At Sao Paulo
Belgium vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
At Curitiba, Brazil
Algeria vs. Russia, 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
Game 49
At Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Group A winner vs. Group B second
place, Noon
Game 50
At Rio de Janeiro
Group C winner vs. Group D second
place, 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 29
Game 51
At Fortaleza, Brazil
Group B winner vs. Group A second
place, Noon
Game 52
At Recife, Brazil
Group D winner vs. Group C second
place, 4 p.m.
Junior High Baseball
Summer League
Starkville at Heritage Academy, 5 p.m. (DH)
Louisville at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. (DH)
2 p.m.
ESPN2 — World Series, Game 7, Texas
Tech vs. Mississippi, at Omaha, Neb.
7 p.m.
ESPN — World Series, Game 8, TCU
vs. Virginia, at Omaha, Neb.
6 p.m.
MLB — Regional coverage, Kansas City
at Detroit or Philadelphia at Atlanta
WGN — Chicago Cubs at Miami
10:30 a.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group H,
Belgium vs. Algeria, at Belo Horizonte,
1:30 p.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group A,
Brazil vs. Mexico, at Fortaleza, Brazil
4:30 p.m.
ESPN — FIFA, World Cup, Group H,
Russia vs. South Korea, at Cuiaba, Bra-
College Baseball
Texas pitcher Travis Duke celebrates the Longhorns’ 4-1
victory over Louisville at the College World Series Monday.
(Photo by Chris Machian, The Omaha World-Herald,
Texas defeats
Louisville 4-1
Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — A workmanlike victory over Louis-
ville has Texas coach Augie Garrido confident his Long-
horns are in the right frame of mind to make a deep run
at the College World Series.
Parker French and Travis Duke limited the Cardinals to
four hits, and Texas manufactured runs in three straight
innings to win 4-1 in an elimination game Monday.
The performance eased Garrido’s concern about his
team’s state of mind after a 3-1 loss to UC Irvine in Sat-
urday’s CWS opener.
“The celebration has gone on from the time they got
their invitation and punched their tickets to Omaha,” Gar-
rido said. “Once you get here, the celebration continues.
It’s easy to buy into that, and it’s hard to refocus and get
competitive. I didn’t tell them until now, but it is hard to
flip that switch.”
The Longhorns (44-20) ended a four-game CWS los-
ing streak dating to 2009 and will play Vanderbilt or UC
Irvine in another elimination game Wednesday. Louisville
(50-17) went 0-2 in the CWS for the second straight year
and is 1-6 in three appearances in Omaha.
French (7-5) held the Cardinals to four singles in 7
1/3 innings, and Duke retired their last five batters for his
first save.
It was French’s second straight strong outing. The
sinker-baller pitched six shutout innings in a win over
Houston in super regionals and has allowed three runs in
20 innings in three NCAA tournament appearances. The
Longhorns’ pitching staff has a 1.35 ERA over its last
eight games.
“We have a pitching staff that can stand up to the num-
ber of games we need to win to win the national champi-
onship,” Garrido said.
Louisville sophomore starter Anthony Kidston (9-1)
lost for the first time in 15 decisions as a collegian and the
Cardinals committed four errors, just as they did in their
elimination-game loss to Oregon State last year.
“It’s the eight best and eight hottest teams in Omaha,
so when you don’t play clean, it gets magnified out here,”
Louisville coach Dan McDonnell said.
The Longhorns played an error-free game and got big
defensive plays from shortstop C.J. Hinojosa and left
fielder Ben Johnson.
“When I step out there every game, I think this is the
best defensive team in the country. I can say that with
confidence, up the middle and everywhere,” French said.
“They make those plays, it makes me more of a strike-
throwing machine, because they’re going to be aggressive
and let me keep my pitch count down.”
Texas opened the scoring on Johnson’s sacrifice fly after
Zane Guritz doubled leading off the third inning. The
Longhorns added a run in the fourth on Kacy Clemens’
RBI groundout and another in the fifth when Mark Pay-
ton came home on second baseman Zach Lucas’ throwing
Louisville had won 12 of 13 games this season, and 17
of 19 the last two seasons, in games started by Kidston.
“We wanted to get on him early, and we did a good job
of that those three innings we scored runs,” Johnson said.
“We knew they have a pretty good bullpen, so we wanted
a lead going to the last innings.”
McDonnell gathered his players after Texas went up
3-0 and challenged them. His talk didn’t work.
“We probably chased some pitches we shouldn’t have
in big situations with runners on,” Cole Spurgeon said.
“We probably didn’t do a great job of making them work
for everything. We made it easy on them for a few in-
Louisville pulled to 3-1 in the eighth on Sturgeon’s
groundout. But the Longhorns scored an unearned run
in the top of the ninth to make it a three-run game again.
“We had a two-inning lapse where we made it a little
too easy on them,” McDonnell said. “They got the mo-
mentum, and we let them roll with it.”
Page 8 • Starkville Daily News • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
A mourner places her hand on the engraved name of Tony
Gwynn on the Tony Gwynn “Mr. Padre” statue outside Petco
Park Monday. (Photo by Lenny Ignelzi, AP)
In this Jan. 9, 2007 photo, former San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn talks about his election to the National Baseball Hall of
Fame. Gwynn has died of cancer. He was 54. (Photo by Lenny Ignelzi, AP)
Hall of Famer Gwynn dies at 54
Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn
could handle a bat like few other major
leaguers, whether it was driving the ball
through the “5.5 hole” between third
base and shortstop or hitting a home run
off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the
World Series.
He was a craftsman at the plate,
whose sweet left-handed swing made
him one of baseball’s greatest hitters.
Gwynn loved San Diego.
San Diego loved “Mr. Padre” right
Gwynn, a Hall of Famer and one
of the greatest athletes in San Diego’s
history, died Monday of oral cancer, a
disease he attributed to years of chewing
tobacco. He was 54.
“Our city is a little darker today with-
out him but immeasurably better be-
cause of him,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer
said in a statement.
In a rarity in pro sports, Gwynn
played his whole career with the Padres,
choosing to stay in the city where he was
a two-sport star in college, rather than
leaving for bigger paychecks elsewhere.
His terrific hand-eye coordination made
him one of the game’s greatest pure hit-
ters. He had 3,141 hits — 18th on the
all-time list — a career .338 average and
won eight batting titles to tie Honus
Wagner’s NL record.
He struck out only 434 times in
9,288 career at-bats. He played in San
Diego’s only two World Series — bat-
ting a combined .371 — and was a
15-time All-Star. He had a memorable
home run in Game 1 of the 1998 World
Series off fellow San Diegan David
Wells, and scored the winning run in the
1994 All-Star Game despite a bum knee.
Gwynn never hit below .309 in a full
season. He spread out his batting titles
from 1984, when he batted .351, to
1997, when he hit .372.
Gwynn was hitting .394 when a
players’ strike ended the 1994 season,
denying him a shot at becoming the first
player to hit .400 since San Diego native
Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.
Gwynn befriended Williams and the
two loved to talk about hitting. Gwynn
steadied Williams when he threw out the
ceremonial first pitch before the 1999
All-Star Game at Boston’s Fenway Park.
Fellow Hall of Famer Greg Maddux
tweeted, “Tony Gwynn was the best
pure hitter I ever faced! Condolences to
his family.”
Gwynn was known for his hearty
laugh and warm personality. Every day
at 4 p.m., Gwynn sat in the Padres’ dug-
out and talked baseball or anything else
with the media.
Tim Flannery, who was teammates
with Gwynn on the Padres’ 1984 World
Series team and later was on San Diego’s
coaching staff, said he’ll “remember the
cackle to his laugh. He was always laugh-
ing, always talking, always happy.”
“The baseball world is going to miss
one of the greats, and the world itself is
going to miss one of the great men of
mankind,” said Flannery, the San Fran-
cisco Giants’ third base coach. “He cared
so much for other people. He had a
work ethic unlike anybody else, and had
a childlike demeanor of playing the game
just because he loved it so much.”
Gwynn had been on a medical leave
since late March from his job as baseball
coach at San Diego State, his alma ma-
ter. He died at a hospital in suburban
Poway, agent John Boggs said.
“He was in a tough battle and the
thing I can critique is he’s definitely in a
better place,” Boggs said. “He suffered a
lot. He battled. That’s probably the best
way I can describe his fight against this
illness he had, and he was courageous
until the end.”
Gwynn’s wife, Alicia, and other fam-
ily members were at his side when he
died, Boggs said.
Gwynn’s son, Tony Jr., was with the
Philadelphia Phillies, who later placed
him on the bereavement list.
“Today I lost my Dad, my best friend
and my mentor,” Gwynn Jr. tweeted.
“I’m gonna miss u so much pops. I’m
gonna do everything in my power to
continue to ... Make u proud!”
Gwynn had two operations for can-
cer in his right cheek between August
2010 and February 2012. The second
surgery was complicated, with surgeons
removing a facial nerve because it was
intertwined with a tumor inside his
right cheek. They grafted a nerve from
Gwynn’s neck to help him eventually re-
gain facial movement.
Gwynn had been in and out of the
hospital and had spent time in a rehab
facility, Boggs said.
“For more than 30 years,
Tony Gwynn was a source of universal
goodwill in the national pastime, and
he will be deeply missed by the many
people he touched,” Commissioner Bud
Selig said.
Fans paid their respects by visiting
the statue of Gwynn on a grassy knoll
just beyond the outfield at Petco Park.
Gwynn was last with his San Diego
State team on March 25 before begin-
ning a leave of absence. His Aztecs ral-
lied around a Gwynn bobblehead doll
they would set near the bat rack during
games, winning the Mountain West
Conference tournament and advancing
to the NCAA regionals.
From Wire Reports
CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana and Asdrubal
Cabrera homered, and the Cleveland Indians ended
Jered Weaver’s unbeaten streak at Progressive Field
with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on
Monday night.
Santana’s leadoff homer in the fifth inning broke
a 3-all tie and moved the Indians (36-35) over the
.500 mark. Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first.
Both home runs came off Jered Weaver (7-6),
who lost for the first time in 10 career starts at the
Indians’ ballpark. Weaver was 6-0 and allowed 11
earned runs in 60 1-3 innings in nine starts at Pro-
gressive Field going into the game.
Trevor Bauer (2-3) allowed three runs in 6 2-3
innings for his first win since May 20.
Carlos Carrasco pitched 2 1-3 innings for his
first career save.
Indians left fielder Michael Brantley left the
game in the fifth inning for precautionary reasons
after receiving a blow to the head and neck area
while trying to break up a double play in the third.
The Angels have lost four of five since winning
five straight.
Weaver allowed four runs in six innings. The
right-hander’s 1.64 ERA going into Monday was
the lowest in ballpark history with a minimum of 50
innings pitched, according to STATS LLC. Weaver
had allowed three earned runs in 43 innings over
his last six starts in Cleveland before losing Monday
Weaver is 8-4 in 18 career starts against the In-
Bauer, who pitched around trouble all game, al-
lowed eight hits, struck out six and walked four.
The right-hander threw 119 pitches, a season high
for Cleveland.
Closer Cody Allen and setup man Bryan Shaw
both pitched the last three days, leaving the Indians
with a thin bullpen.
Carrasco, who was moved to the bullpen last
month after pitching poorly as a starter, struck out
Howie Kendrick to end the seventh and worked
around a walk and a single in the eighth. He retired
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to start the ninth and
struck out Josh Hamilton on three pitches to end
the game.
Cabrera’s two-run homer in the first gave Cleve-
land a lead, but Chris Iannetta tied the game with a
two-run double in the second.
After the Indians went ahead again on Brantley’s
RBI single in the third, John McDonald’s sacrifice
fly in the fourth tied the game. Bauer retired Pujols
on a groundout with the bases loaded to end the
Santana homered deep into the seats in right
field on a 2-2 pitch. The switch-hitter is 10 for 19
with two homers lifetime against Weaver.
After struggling for the first two months, San-
tana is batting .333 (13 for 39) with three homers
and nine RBIs in June.
Cabrera’s drive cleared the 19-foot wall in left
field. Angels manager Mike Scioscia came on the
field to speak with the umpires, but the call was
upheld after a crew chief review.
Singles by David Freese and Kendrick opened
the second, and both scored on Iannetta’s one-out
McDonald played for the Indians from 1999-
2005 and again briefly last season. He started at
shortstop in place of Erick Aybar, who has a sore
left hip.
Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie
Irving took batting practice with the Indians and
threw out the first pitch.
Rays 5, Orioles 4
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jerry Sands, Yu-
nel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered Monday
night, helping Tampa Bay beat Baltimore.
Sands’ first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-
run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3
tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in
the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the
fourth for a 3-0 lead against Orioles starter Wei-Yin
Adam Jones homered for the second straight
day for Baltimore, hitting a two-run shot in the
sixth off rookie Jake Odorizzi, who allowed two
runs and three hits over 5 1/3 innings. Delmon
Young had a pinch-hit homer in the ninth off Juan
Carlos Oviedo, who got the last three outs for his
first save.
Sands went deep on a 2-0 pitch after Matusz
replaced Darren O’Day (2-1), who departed with a
runner on and two outs.
Royals 11, Tigers 8
DETROIT — Omar Infante hit a three-run
homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single
in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin
Verlander, helping Kansas City beat Detroit.
Kansas City has won a season-high eight straight
to pull within a half-game of the AL Central-lead-
ing Tigers.
Detroit scored six runs in the ninth inning and
pulled within three on J.D. Martinez’s two-out
grand slam off Donnie Joseph.
Michael Mariot struck out Austin Jackson look-
ing for the final out.
Jason Vargas (7-2) gave up two runs on seven
hits and two walks to win his third straight.
Santana, Cabrera homer
as Indians defeat Angels
Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana points to the sky after hitting a home run off Los Angeles
Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver in the fourth inning of Monday’s game. (Photo by Mark
Duncan, AP)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 • Starkville Daily News • Page 9
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Use the morning for key matters, as that is
when you are least likely to hit an obstacle.
Optimism surrounds your home life. Any
investment you put into property will pay
off. Know when to put a halt to a conver-
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Others clearly have strong expectations of
what you can do. You might be confident,
but you won’t be as sure of yourself as oth-
ers are. Pressure builds until the mid-after-
noon, when you can ask for feedback from
a friend. Discussions will be animated.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Keep reaching out to someone at a distance
whose insight you frequently depend on.
You might become unusually talkative to-
day. Be careful, as you could let an impor-
tant yet private matter slip. Communicate
your needs clearly.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You will be in a fortunate place where
you’ll be able to create much more of what
you want from a situation or from life in
general. You might not realize the effect
you have on others. Just state your case;
you do not need to manipulate anyone.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Calls come in, and a key project seems to
be a hot topic. Delay a personal matter to
later, when you might have more privacy
for an important talk. Don’t hesitate to ask
for more of what you want.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Don’t allow yourself to be distracted in the
morning. The more you can accomplish,
the less uptight you will be. Be willing to
accept someone’s compliment. This person
likely is trying to make amends. Mix lunch
and networking.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your creative ideas come out in the morn-
ing; however, applying one could be more
significant than you think. Your schedule
might be tossed into chaos as a result. Make
sure you value what you are about to do,
and that the cost is worthwhile.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You could be taken aback by someone else’s
diligence and willingness to go through a
problem with you. Accept this person’s
support, and be positive. A conversation
might be more important than you realize
or want to acknowledge.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’ll accomplish a lot in the morning
if you make and return necessary calls.
Though you might not want to commit to
plans, you will enjoy catching up on oth-
ers’ news. Think more carefully about your
choices that involve a key person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might feel tense about a financial mat-
ter in the morning, but by mid-afternoon
you will kick back and relax. You could see
a different perspective to a personal matter.
A co-worker or friend seems to be full of
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your creativity comes out naturally. Your
interactions will attract others’ attention.
You might feel energetic, but staying men-
tally focused could be a challenge. Brain-
storm with a pal while taking a walk. Open
up, and allow more sharing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The morning could feel off to you. You
might consider taking off the day, or per-
haps just the morning. You will rejuvenate
later today, and you’ll be nearly unstop-
pable. Know that you will be able to make
up for lost time.
by Jacqueline Bigar
1. Each row and column must contain
the numbers 1 through 9 without re-
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined set of squares, called cages, must
combine (in any order) to produce the
target number in the top corner of the
cage using the mathematical opera-
tion indicated.
3. Cages with just one box should be
filled in with the
target number
in the top cor-
ner. A number
can be repeat-
ed within a cage
as long as it is
not in the same
row or column.
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers
1 through 9 must fill each row,
column and box. Each number
can appear only once in each
row, column and box.
Herbert W. Kalmbach, President Nixon’s former personal lawyer, was
sentenced Monday to 6-18 months in prison and fined $10,000 for his
part in Watergate-related matters.
U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica gave Kalmbach 6-18 months and
the fine on one count, and 6 months on a second county, the sentences
to run concurrently. The penalty could have been as much as three years
and $11,000.
“I want to say how deeply I am embarrassed and how much I regret
standing here this afternoon,” Kalmbach said in his only words to Sirica.
He stood erect, his hands at his side. His usually tanned face was lined
and pale. Later, he refused to comment for reporters.
Sirica said Kalmbach should serve the sentence in a federal minimum
security institution, such as Danbury, Conn., or Allenwood, Pa., or a
similar institution of the West Coast where Kalmbach lives. He was or-
dered to surrender two weeks from Monday.
James H. O’Connor, Phoenix, Ariz., his attorney and friend of 25
years, read a sentence for a letter given to the probation officer in explain-
ing why Kalmbach became involved in Watergate:
“He is a man who accept without hesitation the truth of statements
from those he has accepted as friends.”
In explaining Kalmbach’s involvement in raising hush funds for the
original Watergate defendants shortly after the 1972 break-in at Demo-
cratic offices, O’Connor told Sirica, “When he realized his trust was mis-
placed, he turned off his conduct.”
O’Connor differentiated between Kalmbach’s “blind spot” in allowing
his trust to be misplaced and “a man acting out of loyalty to do a wrong
when he knew it was wrong.”
Kalmbach pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to two violations of the old Corrupt
Practices Act, soliciting $3.9 million in funds for an illegally organized
campaign committee and offering a European ambassadorship in return
for a $100,000 contribution from J. Fife Symington Jr. One was a felo-
ny, the other a misdemeanor.
Symington, a Maryland politician, who was ambassador to Trinidad
and Tobago at the time, did not receive an ambassadorship in Europe.
June 17, 1974
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Fast pitch was not the only group
of Wolverines to round out its year as
“Tennis won a state champion-
ship,” Wilson said. “Our program
just keeps getting better and better.
Coach (Pam) Champion does a great
East Webster might be the Class
2A State champion, but the tennis
team is not done just yet as this July a
few of the athletes will be playing in
the all-star tennis tournament.
While tennis is busy tying up the
loose ends, the Wolverine baseball
team recently wrapped its season by
playing fellow Webster County team
Eupora for the North State title.
“This could have been the first year
we have gone undefeated in district
and our baseball district is tough,”
Wilson said. “Last year they fell short
of even making playoffs and this year
they bounced back with a real young
group. They played a good team in
Eupora as Webster County battled it
out to the last game to represent the
Rounding out the list of strong
competitors at East Webster are the
golf and bowling teams. While nei-
ther team brought home the title this
season, it was not for lack of effort.
“Golf represented us well,” Wilson
said. “Bowling fell just short this year,
but we are looking for good things
out of coach Boo Jones and that
Top-notch athletes are not the
only thing that contribute to success
at East Webster. This past November
the Wolverines moved back into their
Cumberland home after spending a
few years rebuilding after a devastat-
ing tornado.
“Getting back to Cumberland
in November was a victory for us,”
Wilson said. “We were anxious to get
back to our new campus. We moved
at end of football season while finish-
ing basketball at Wood (Junior Col-
lege). Hopefully now we are back on
campus, settled in and ready to com-
pete in Cumberland in all sports this
When East Webster returned
home, it did not come back to run of
the mill facilities. Instead the school
now competes on some of the finest
fields and courts in all of the state;
and while it would be easy to say it
is simply because they are new, but in
all honesty, Wilson believes the con-
dition is all because of the members
of the Cumberland community and
their hard work.
“I couldn’t say enough about the
facilities we have and the people that
worked on them,” Wilson said. “We
have top-notch facilities because of
great community, great administra-
tion and great fans. We were talking
about this at the athletic banquet. We
do have great facilities, but it didn’t
start three years ago. It started from
a group of people that have worked
hard for multiple years and never
looked back. When we got hit by
that tornado, we were able to rebuild
without spending a penny of district
money and I give a lot of credit to
those people.”
(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth
story of a series dealing with the 2013-
14 athletic year for high schools in the
Starkville Daily News coverage area.)
nose bloodied with a knee to the
“I was coughing up blood a little
bit. Hopefully I’ll be able to breathe
through my nose again before the
next game,” Dempsey said.
Dempsey’s goal made him the
first U.S. player to score in three
different World Cups and ranks as
the fifth-quickest goal in World Cup
Both U.S. goals were surpris-
ing. Dempsey’s showed the kind of
technical flair seldom seen from a
squad that typically scores through
set pieces. Brooks’ game winner res-
cued the Americans just when the
U.S. likely would have been happy
to escape with at least a draw.
DaMarcus Beasley, who became
the first American to play in four
World Cups, started the buildup to
Dempsey’s goal with a pass to Jer-
maine Jones, who fed it to Dempsey
inside the penalty area.
With a nifty move to split defend-
ers John Boye and Sulley Muntari,
Dempsey sent the left-footed shot
past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey,
where the ball bounced off the post
and in.
The Black Stars regrouped at
halftime, and the U.S. looked
punchless on the attack. Ghana en-
joyed 59 percent of the possession
in the game.
Ghana applied relentless pressure
on U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard
and finally drew even when captain
Asamoah Gyan flicked a backheel
pass to Andre Ayew, who used the
outside of his left foot for a power-
ful shot.
Ghana was still pressing when
Brooks scored. The 21-year-old
who plays for Hertha Berlin in the
Bundesliga, appeared shocked, rais-
ing his hands to his head before fall-
ing to the ground to be mobbed by
his teammates.
“It’s a special moment for the
boy, he did well,” Klinsmann said.
“What I can say is it was a very
tough game,” Ghana coach Kwesi
Appiah said. “Playing at this level
any little mistake can cost you dear-
ly. We didn’t deserve to get the first
goal against us.”
Under the slogan of “One Na-
tion. One Team”, tens of thousands
of U.S. fans descended on this coast-
al city.
While the American fans’ chanted
“U-S-A!,” the constant rhythms and
dancing from the smaller Ghana con-
tingent were soon joined by many of
the locals who cheered whenever the
Black Stars launched an attack.
“We managed to do the hardest
part which was to equalize and push.
And we take a goal on set pieces.
We know that’s one of their strong
points,” Ayew aid. “We played a
good game. But you could see USA
were hungry, too.”
Germany 4,
Portugal 0
SALVADOR, Brazil — Thomas
Mueller scored a hat trick as Ger-
many turned on its style and power
to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their
World Cup Group G opener on
Mueller, who scored five goals at
the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless
against a weak Portugal team that
was clearly outplayed.
Iran 0,
Nigeria 0
CURITIBA, Brazil — Nigeria
and Iran delivered the first draw of
the World Cup on Monday as they
ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate
in their opening match in Group F.
The draw at the Arena da Baixada
in the southern Brazilian city of Cu-
ritiba followed 12 mostly high scor-
ing and attacking games.
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