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• Corinth, Mississippi • 16 pages • One section

MHP driver’s services offer options Office is located inside the Northeast at Corinth facility BY BOBBY J. SMITH

The Mississippi Highway Pa-

trol Driver’s Services office in Corinth offers a variety of options for people who want to obtain or renew a driver’s license. The office is located inside the Northeast at Corinth facility at 2759 South Harper Road. MHP personnel are on hand from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Driving tests and permit tests are given five days a week, from 8

until 11 a.m. and 1 until 4 p.m. The Driver’s Service Office now offers 8-year regular licenses — in addition to the standard 4-year licenses. The fee for the 8-year licenses is $43. The 8-year option is not available for CDL or Class-D licenses. The facility is home to one of the state’s approximately 30 automated license renewal kiosks. Similar in appearance

to an ATM machine, the kiosk allows drivers to renew their regular licenses completely unassisted. All it takes is a debit or credit card. The kiosk does not accept cash. Examiner Nancy Brown said the machine is good for people who can’t make it to the Driver’s Service Office during regular hours. The easy-to-use kiosk features a touch-screen interface

and provides video to help users through the renewal process. After a few simple steps, the machine prints out a temporary driver’s license that is good for 14 days after it is issued. The actual license comes in the mail within three to five days. The cost of using the kiosk is $26.50, slightly higher than the regular renewal fee because of the addPlease see DRIVERS | 2

Federal grant adds boat slips at State Park BY JEBB JOHNSTON

Staff photos by Steve Beavers

Ciera Anthony works on a technique with self-defense instructor Greg Bullard.

Course teaches self-defense tactics BY STEVE BEAVERS

Women are learning how to think quickly. Through a self-defense workshop. A pair of courses are being taught at Northeast Mississippi Community College and the Corinth Sportsplex. Both are designed to help women know how to react in escaping an attack and how to use the element of surprise as part of the defense. “Most people think the course is about learning to fight,” said instructor Greg Bullard. “The class teaches you methods of escape. The best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to not be there.” Bullard, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, says the two keys in selfdefense is awareness and avoidance. “If a situation doesn’t feel right, you need to avoid it so you won’t have to

“Most people think the course is about learning to fight. The class teaches you methods of escape. The best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to not be there.”

IUKA — J.P. Coleman State Park hopes to attract larger boats to its marina with new boat slips to be constructed partly with federal grant dollars. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a Boating Infrastructure Grant Program award of $802,560 towards a project to add 20 transient boating slips at the Coleman park marina. It is one of 11 projects across the U.S. to receive funds. “Right now, the state park just has the smaller docks,” said Gary Matthews, director of the Tishomingo County Development Foundation. “These are designed for the much bigger boats that we’re seeing on Pickwick Lake. Most of these people are making the great circuit from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s something that should bring more visitors to the area.” He said the project might reach the bid phase by springtime. The total project is $1.254 million, with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Tishomingo County, the development foundation and Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District all contributing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grants targeted transient boats — those staying 10 days or less — that are at least 26 feet in length and used for recreation. Please see GRANT | 2

Drug unit makes new meth arrests BY JEBB JOHNSTON

Greg Bullard Course instructor defend yourself,” said Bullard. “Proper awareness and the right attitude may be all it takes sometimes to keep you from harm.” Most attackers are looking for individuals who are weak according to Bullard. Bullard urges women to be aware of their surroundings if they find themselves in an unwanted situation. “Everyone needs some level of selfdefense capabilities to be safe,” said the 54 year old. “If you show your are

not going to be a target, a lot of situations will not happen.” Having that frame of mind takes time. “Knowing technique is not as important as doing it,” he said. “Once you practice it over time it becomes easy.” Those interested in attending the self-defense course at the Sportsplex should show up today at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Northeast course call 662-720-7296. Cost for each course is $35.

The Alcorn Narcotics Unit charged two after an investigation of alleged cooking of methamphetamine. Phillip Dewayne Hobgood, 40, of 44 County Road 342, Corinth, and Tiffany Michelle Stacks, 28, of the same address, were each charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of two or more precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. On Thursday, officers went to 44 County Road 342 to investigate possible drug activity. Hobgood consented to a search of the residence during which officers found several items used to cook methamphetamine along with several grams of methamphetamine, according to NarPlease see ARRESTS | 2

Arts in McNairy launches annual amateur photo contest BY BOBBY J. SMITH

Contest organizers have released details for Arts in McNairy’s sixth annual Amateur Photo Contest. Photo Contest Chairperson George Souders invited all local photographers to participate in the contest. “We are interested in people who participated in the past staying involved and new people getting involved,” said Souders. Last year over 250 photographs were entered in the competition. Between 50 and 60 photographers enter their work in the contest each year, Souders said. The final day for submissions is Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Photos should be dropped off at the UT Martin/ Selmer facility just off U.S. 45

“We are interested in people who participated in the past staying involved and new people getting involved.” George Souders Contest Chairperson North. Photos mailed must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, to: Attention George Souders, c/o AiM Photo Contest, UT Martin/Selmer, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, Tenn. 38375. An entry form with the following information must be affixed to the back of each entry: Name, address and phone number; title of photo; category of entry; division of entry; location and date the photo was taken. Photographers should include a price if they want to sell the photo. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. Entry fees

should be made payable to Arts in McNairy. All participants must agree to be put on display at UTM/ Selmer from April 15 until May 11. Winning entries will possibly be published in area newspapers and the AiM newsletter. Winners will be contacted by phone. Photos will be judged in seven categories: Natural landscape; architectural landscape; people; pets, wildlife or animals; black & white (any subject); digitally/ computer manipulated or edited; and McNairy County (any photo taken inside the county).

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The purpose of the contest is to bring exposure to the art of photography and showcase McNairy County. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, except the panel of judges and professional photographers.

Contest Rules ■ Photos must have been taken since the year 2009. ■ Photos can be taken anywhere, except those entered in the McNairy County category. ■ Photos must be submitted in an 8-by-10 or 5-by-7 format.

■ Photos must be unframed. However they must be matted, preferably white. ■ Photos can be digital or film, black & white or color. ■ Photos must not be previously published. ■ Photos which won an award in any previous AiM photo contest are not eligible for the 2012 contest. An open reception for the contest’s winners will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the UT Martin/Selmer center. The public is invited to view an exhibit featuring the photos submitted in the contest. Entry forms are available at the photo-center at Wal-Mart in Selmer, Tenn. For more information or to request an entry form by mail contact George Souders at 731610-1365.

On this day in history 150 years ago President Lincoln issues Special War Order No. 1 which specifically directs the Army of the Potomac to advance on Manassas, Va. no later than February 22, Washington’s Birthday. Gen. George B. McClellan ignores the order.

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Things to do Today Senior activities The First Presbyterian Senior Adult Ministry is hosting a Wii sports class for senior adults on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. There is no cost to participate. Call the church office at 286-6638 to register or Kimberly Grantham at 284-7498.

‘Outstanding Citizen’ The Junior Auxiliary of Corinth, Inc. is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Citizen of 2012. Applications may be obtained at the Corinth Library, The Alliance or the Daily Co-

rinthian office. Mail all nominations and supporting data to Annie Richardson, 2105 Maple Road, Corinth, MS 38834. The deadline for receiving this information is Friday, Feb. 10.

class starts. For more information, contact Sergio Warren at 720-5432 or; or Susan Henson at 212-2745 or slhenson2009@hotmail. com.

Zumba classes

Culinary Cafe

From now through June, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville will sponsor a free Zumba class at the Westside Community Center every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before the class begins — no one will be allowed to enter after the

Reserve a seat today for an exotic meal featuring European cuisine at the first of four Culinary Cafés produced and staffed by the students of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Culinary Arts Technology program Thursday, Feb. 2. For only $8 patrons

may feast on a Bacon Corn Chowder appetizer, an Entrée of Dark Bread Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Colcannon Irish Potatoes, Cauliflower Gratin and Focaccia, as well as Orange Poached Pears for dessert. Lunch will be served in the Waller Hall dining room from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Reservations are required by today. For more information about the program or the Culinary Cafés, contact program instructor Tim Gilmore at 662-720-7233 or by email at tdgilmore@

Music exhibit “Music, Sweet Music” is the subject of the featured exhibit at the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum. The exhibit gives visitors an opportunity to view phonographs, records, 8-track tapes, etc., used by artists to record their abilities in perpetuity. The exhibit will be available for viewing through April 13. Contributions to the exhibit will be considered.   The Museum is currently open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning Feb. 1, the museum will

begin opening each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art exhibit Nineteen artists with the Mississippi Painters Society are exhibiting their artwork at the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Booneville through Feb. 20. The paintings will be exhibited in the art gallery of Anderson Hall. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.3:30 p.m. Contact Terry Anderson at 720-7336 or for more info.

Assistance Caregiver support The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group in Corinth is partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter. Keri Roaten is the facilitator. The group meets every first Thursday of each month at the Corinth Public Library, from 6-7 p.m. The group discusses the hardships of those caring for people effected by the disease and offer several different resources as well. For more information, contact or 662-594-5526.

Medicare help The Northeast Mississippi Planning & Development District of Booneville can help with qualifications for extra help through Social Security for Medicare prescriptions. Call SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) at 1-800-948-3090.

New business owners The MSBDC Business Assistance Center @ Northeast Community College-Booneville address is MSBDC Business Assistance Center @ Northeast Community College-Corinth, 2759 S. Harper Road, Corinth. The telephone number is 662-696-2311. Office hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marines helping Marines “The Few and the Proud — Marines Helping Marines” — a United States Marine Corps League is a visitation program for senior inactive Marines. When a senior inactive Marine is housebound or in a nursing home or hospice, the Corinth detachment will visit fellow Marines — because once

a Marine always a Marine. For more information, call 662-287-3233.

Support groups ■ A support group for the blind and vision impaired will meet the first Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Tate Baptist Church fellowship hall, 1201 N. Harper Rd., Corinth. There will be no cost to attend. Contact Patsy at the church office at 2862935 for more information. ■ The “Good Grief” ministry is for those who have recently lost a loved one, or are caring for those in the final chapter(s) of their life. This ministry of support, consolation and moving forward is open to all in the community. For more information please call 662-587-9602. Hopewell United Methodist Church is located at 4572 CR 200 (Old Farmington Road), Corinth. ■ Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Respiratory Therapy Department has a support program for those with respiratory disease and their families. “Better Breathers” is a social gathering of people interested in understanding and living with chronic lung disease on a daily basis, including caretakers. Meetings are free. Area professionals speak on topics related to lung disease — medications, treatments, therapies, etc. Better Breathers allows participants to share experiences, learn about their disease, products and medical facts and issues that affect their quality of life. MRHC is offering Better Breathers classes every 3rd Monday of the month from 1-2 p.m. at the Harper Road Complex. To reserve a space at the next Better Breathers meeting or for more information about the Better Breathers Club, call Candice Whitaker, RRT at

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ed cost of shipping. The machine keeps late hours. It is available until 10 p.m., when NEMCC’s Corinth facility locks its doors. The office also handles out of state transfers. Documents needed to get a driver’s license transferred from another state are the out-of-state license, a Social Security card and a proof of residence. MHP personnel are

P.O. Box 1800 Corinth, MS 38835

available for permit tests and license renewal — but not driving tests — at Burnsville Town Hall on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mississippi drivers now have the opportunity to renew their licenses online. This can be done every other renewal time at license/ For more information contact the Driver’s Service Office at 286-7704.

662-279-0801. ■ The Crossroads Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, and at 7 p.m., seven days a week, at 506 Cruise Street in Corinth. All meetings are non-smoking. The Northeast Mississippi area of Narcotics Anonymous Hotline is 662-841-9998. ■ The Savannah 123 Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 589 N. Cherry St. in downtown Savannah, Tenn. ■ A sexual assault support group meets in Tupelo on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information and location of the group, please call 1-800-5277233. ■ NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a monthly support group for adults experiencing a mental illness. Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in Iuka at the public library. The group will be led by trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Please call the NAMI Mississippi office for more information at 1-800-357-0388. ■ Tishomingo County Families First Resource Center, located at Tishomingo County High School, has a Domestic Violence Support Group, open to women only. Call 4237318 for date, time and location of this group meeting. ■ Chapter 8, a Northeast Mississippi Scoliosis support group, provides information and understanding for parents, children and adults with the condition that causes the spine to curve abnormally. For more information, contact Bonnie Buchanan at 662-369-6148 or

■ “Blindness doesn’t know the meaning of discrimination. It can strike at any time or at any age. There are over 10,000 blind men, women and children throughout Mississippi.” For anyone, or their family member or friend, who is visually impaired — or has recently lost their vision — adjustments are often difficult. For help or for more information, call Elsa Barrantes-Bullard, member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi at 662-286-8076 or 662643-9589. ■ The Corinth Downtown Group AA meets Sundays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 501 N. Main Street, Corinth. For more information for all area AA groups, please call 662-284-5623. ■ An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is being held in Iuka. Meetings are at the old Chevy dealership building off old Hwy. 25 in Iuka each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common welfare is to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety. The Iuka meeting is an open meeting, anyone who has a problem with alcohol or other substances is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662-660-3150. ■ Operation Second Chance is a support group for those with loved ones incarcerated within the state of Mississippi. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m., at Skyline Baptist Church, Hwy. 178, Tupelo. For more information, contact 287-6652 or 2878452. ■ The Autism Connection, a family support and community awareness group, meets every second Thursday at 6:30

p.m. at the Mississippi State Extension Center located at 2200 Levee Road in Corinth. All interested parents, families, care givers, advocates and public service providers are urged to attend. For more information contact 662-287-8588. ■ The Corinth Crossroads Multiple Sclerosis Support Group has its monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Mississippi State University Extension Service, 2200 Levee Rd., Corinth, (located behind the Crossroads Arena). For more information, call Joy at 662-462-7325, or e-mail joycforsyth@

Thrift stores ■ The Corinth Scottish Rites Masonic Center Thrift Store is located at the corner of Childs and Fillmore streets (710 Fillmore) in Corinth, and will be open Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Profits will go toward diagnosing and teaching Dyslexia Therapy. Donations are being accepted for immediate resale. For more information, call 662-286-5434. • The Lighthouse Family Thrift Store is located in the Harper Square Mall at 1801 South Harper Road in Corinth. One hundred percent of the revenue goes back into the community in helping the Lighthouse Foundation. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. ■ Those wanting to donate items to the Salvation Army, 1209 U.S. Hwy. 72 West, whether it be clothing or furniture can call 287-6979. The Salvation Army hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The social service part of the agency is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-

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cotics Officer Darrell Hopkins. Hobgood was transported to the county jail and Stacks was arrested when she arrived at the residence. Bond was set at $20,000. Deputies David Derrick, Scott Dalton and Mike Billingsley assisted in the search. In other arrests: ■ The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department arrested two after investigating a trespassing report and discovering the makings of a meth lab on Jan. 22.

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Timothy L. Roberts, 37, of County Road 3450, Booneville, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony malicious mischief. Christy Ann Payne, 38, of County Road 3070, Marietta, was charged with possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Bond was set at $10,000 for Payne and $7,500 for Roberts, but both were held for probation or parole violations with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. ■ James Randall Wilson, 45, of West Church

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Street, Booneville, was arrested Jan. 20 after a traffic stop near the Highway 30 bypass and County Road 5031 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Tolar said deputies discovered nine dosage units of Dilaudid in a pill bottle in Wilson’s pocket. Bond was set at $25,000. ■ Mickey Lee Holland, 35, of County Road 7301, Booneville, was charged with grand larceny on Jan. 20 in connection with the theft of a grill from an address on Highway 45 South. Misdemeanor warrants were also served. Bond was set at $10,000.

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Post 6 meets Perry Johns Post No. 6, American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall on South Tate St., Corinth, along with the Ladies’ Auxiliary and Sons of Legion Squadron No. 6.

Diabetes ‘Tune Up’ Magnolia Diabetes Center is presenting a continuing series of “tune up” classes for those living with diabetes every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the Magnolia Regional Health Center conference room. Topics include On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes, Diabetes and Healthy Eating, Monitoring Your Blood Glucose and Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes. For more information and reservations, call 662-293-1485 or go to

Support needed Local veterans are calling on the community to step up and help make the return of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall possible. The wall appearance has a budget of $15,000, and donations are needed to make it happen. The wall’s return, sponsored by Veterans & Family Honors, is scheduled for June 22 through June 25 at property adjacent to North Corinth Baptist Church. The event will include opening and closing ceremonies, 24-hour security, free admission and help with locating names on the wall. Contributions may be mailed to Adrian Edge, treasurer, 107 N. 4th St., Booneville, MS 38829. For more information, contact Chartres at 2840739, McDaniel at 4156475 or Rickey Crane at 415-5876.

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Funding comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, which boaters and manufacturers support through excise and other taxes on certain equipment and boat fuel. The 11 grants for docks, boat slips and facilities totaled $7.5 million. The U.S. Department of the Interior said the projects will provide quality outdoor opportunities for boaters and anglers while creating jobs through the construction projects.

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Deaths Glenn Scott

Glenn Garrett “Scottie” Scott was born in Hardin County on July 27, 1955, the son of Betty Ratliff Scott and the late Paul Ray Scott. He was united in marriage to Sandra Hinton on Dec. 5, 1980, his best friend and soul mate, who survives. Scottie served as store manager for 32 years at Ray and Sandy’s Big Star in Counce. He formerly worked at Piggly Wiggly in Savannah and Adamsville and Sunflower in Savannah. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah. He received a black belt in karate at Crossroads Martial Arts in Corinth. Scottie enjoyed working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, on older vehicles, and spending time with his grandsons. He departed this life on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the age of 56 years and 6 months. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Candy Murphy (Stanton) of Savannah, Tenn., Wendy Gagyi and Mandy Scott of Saltillo, Tenn.; three grandsons, Ryan Murphy (Brittney), Nathan Murphy and Dillon Clausel; four granddaughters, Kiana Ray Clausel and Hannah, Sara, and Hailey Gagyi; and one great-granddaughter, McCalleigh Marie Rogers. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Ray Scott; a brother, Larry Scott; and a sister, Rhonda Scott Walden. Services were Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah with Randy Isbell and Derek Westmoreland officiating. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

of Iuka. William Rambo will officiate the service under the direction of Cutshall Funeral Home.

William Gunn

RIPLEY — William Monroe Gunn, 58, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Patterson Memorial Chapel of Corinth.

Vera Martin

TISHOMINGO — Funeral services for Vera Mae Martin, 77, are set for 1 p.m. today at Carter’s Branch M.B. Church with burial at Carter’s Branch Cemetery. Ms. Martin died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Born Jan. 28, 1935, she attended Cherokee schools and was a selfemployed cosmetologist. She was a member of St. Peter’s M.B. Church. Survivors include two sons, James E. Martin Jr. and Danny H. (Irvy) Mar-

Bryson Dill

IUKA — Bryson Dill, 18, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Mr. Dill had just enlisted in the U.S. Army with plans to be in artillery. Survivors include his parents, Randy and Kimberly Dill of Iuka; his grandparents, Sue and R.L. Dill and Cheryl Braden; and two sisters, Randi Leigh Ann Dill and Laura Danielle Dill, both

Michael Gene Wickersham

Funeral services for Michael Gene Wickersham, 64, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. today at Oakland Baptist Church with burial at Henry Cemetery. Mr. Wickersham died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born in Gassville, Ark., on May 9, 1947, he graduated from Yellville Summit High School in Yellville, Ark., in 1965. He attended the University of Central Arkansas on basketball and baseball scholarships and received his bachelor’s degree there. He was head basketball coach in Earle, Ark., for Wickersham two years and Mark Twain High School in New London, Mo.., for one year. He became an agent for Shelter Insurance in 1973 in Yellville, Ark., and retired in January 1999. While in Yellville, he served 15 years on the Yellville Summit School board and served on the Marion County Nursing Home and Hospital Board and the Marion County Airport Commission. He also served as chairman of the building committee of the present sanctuary of First Baptist Church - Yellville, where he also served as Sunday School director and taught Senior High Sunday School and Adult Sunday School classes. He and Peggy moved to Corinth in 2004 and became members of Oakland Baptist Church, where he has coached Upward Basketball and is presently serving on the finance committee, outside security and is the president of the Wayne Price Sunday School class. He loved all sports including Arkansas Razorback tin; three daughters, Ethel M. Martin-Lofton, Barbara A. Martin-Abington and Tamara L. Martin; brothers William T. Thorn and Sam Thorn; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The Rev. Anthony Welch will officiate the service. Visitation is from noon until service time at the church. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Middleton Sr.

Funeral services for Robert A. Middleton Sr., 69, of Corinth, are set for 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Middleton died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a retired construction engineer and a member of Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Martha Middleton of Corinth; one son, Robert Aubrey Middleton Jr. (Beth) of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter, Deborah White of Knoxville, Tenn.; his mother, Ruth Pittman Middleton of Winona; one brother, James Harold Middleton of Winona; one sister, Carol Middleton Richardson of Columbus; and four grandchildren, Robert Aubrey Middleton III, William Oliver Middleton, William Andrew Rogers

basketball and football and attending Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball games with his friends Jerry, Harold, Leck Counce, Jerry Hammett and Sam Tull. He especially enjoyed attending Biggersville Senior High boys basketball games. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Peggy Little Wickersham of Corinth; a son, Michael Brent Wickersham of Dallas; numerous cousins in Yellville, Ark.; brothers-in-law Taft Little (Janie) of Corinth, Thurston Little (Helen) of Rienzi, Travis Little (Doris) of Corinth, Jerry Little (Joyce) of Corinth, and Harold Little (Ann) of Glen; three sisters-in-law, Glenda Little Moore of Glen, Alberta Little of Corinth and Caroline Weatherford of Corinth; and other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thew and Moatt Camp Wickersham; a sister, Thewetta Wickersham; parents-in-law T.A. and Velma Little; four brothers-in-law, Billy Moore, James Little, Bobby Little and Billy Little; two sisters-in-law, Neva Doris Little and Wanza Little; and grandparents George and Molly Wickersham and William and Anna Dosier Camp. Pallbearers are Loyd Locke, Phillip Derrick, John Dryer, Cliff Roten, Wayne Prince and Bobby Whittemore. Honorary pallbearers are Taft Little, Thurston Little, Travis Little, Jerry Little, Harold Little, Jerry Hammett, Leck Counce, Sam Tull, Mike Moore, Al Stables, Al Clemmons and James Wright. Visitation was Monday evening at Magnolia Funeral Home. Dr. Randy Bostick will officiate the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund. and Courtney Paige Rogers. He was preceded in death by his father, James Aubrey Middleton. The Rev. Robert Armstrong and Andrew Rogers will officiate the service. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time.

Wilford Morgan

MICHIE, Tenn. — Funeral services for Wilford Morgan, 69, are set for 3 p.m. today at Liberty Church of Christ in Michie with burial at Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Morgan, a retired janitor for Savannah Foods, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Born in Hardin County on April 18, 1942, he also worked for Hall’s of Corinth, on the pipeline

and as a timber cutter. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dianne Morgan of Michie; two sons, Jeff Morgan (Paula Riggs) of Ramer, Tenn., and Calvin Morgan (Amy) of Muskegon, Mich.; a sister, Jenny Martin and (Lonnie) of Shiloh, Tenn.; three brothers, William Morgan and (Jewell) of Michie, and Eugene Morgan and Billie Joe Morgan, both of Shiloh, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Odell and Jewell Fowler Morgan; a brother, Wilburn Morgan; and three sisters, Reba Doris Morgan, Loraine Collier and Christine Thacker. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah is in charge of arrangements.

‘Descendants’ delivers, Streep gives iron-clad performance els most of the time and has become emotionally uninvolved with her and his two Terry daughters, Burns Alexandra (Shailene Movie Critic Woodley) and Scottie (Amara Miller). When she has a boating accident, Matt returns home to look after the teenage Alexandra and the younger Scottie. Alexandra is rebellious and outspoken. Scottie is on the way to being like her older sister. Elizabeth is in a coma and Matt has to deal with his wife’s situation, his daughter’s rebellious attitude and the trust account. To top it all off, he discovers his wife has been cheating on him. As the plot becomes more complicated, it is obvious Matt has a lot of issues that must be dealt with. The acting and performances in “The Descendants” are outstanding in this excellent look at a heartbreaking tragedy with skeletons emerging from the closet. Clooney has won the Golden Globe Award for best actor in this film and he is nominated for

The Descendants, R, ***** George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster; Fox Searchlight film; Director Alexander Payne Watching a great film gives the viewer a feeling of excitement and hope for the future of the depth and originality of the industry of entertainment for movie-goers who enjoy creativity, uniqueness and reality. “The Descendants” is an original story for the audience to appreciate. With a realistic look at a dysfunctional family that collapses as a result of a tragedy, “The Descendants” makes the grade. Matt King (George Clooney) is a lawyer in charge of a large trust account for big family of which he is part of. The family lives in Hawaii and a large portion of the land is in Matt’s hands. The trust account does not expire for seven more years and the family has been offered a large amount of money for the land. Anyone who has a sentimental value for land that has belonged to family knows how much it means to keep it. Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) is Matt’s wife. He trav-

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GOP debates make Obama look good BY ROGER SIMON The Republican field debated for the 19th time Thursday night, and once again, the media promised us it was going to be a “make or break” event. Don’t believe the media. The media say the debates have been the most critical factor in the nominating race so far because the media have been forced to watch them all. And take notes. And write stories. And we want someone to share our pain: Someone like you. These debates are making the Obama staffers in Chicago so giddy that after each one they are tearing off their clothes, running through Millennium Park and howling at the moon. And why shouldn’t they? The American people, after being treated to hour upon hour of Republican candidates being allowed to say pretty much whatever they want, are slowly discovering something: Barack Obama doesn’t look that bad anymore. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll released Wednesday said that “for the first time in six months, more people approve of the job the president is doing than disapprove.” Sure, the president’s approval/disapproval figure is only 48-46, but he has achieved that after six months of solid Republican debating. After six months of attack. After six months of being told that the American economy is doomed without a steady Republican hand on the tiller of state. So what else does the poll show? “More people said they believe the economy will get better (37 percent) in the next year rather than worse (17 percent). That’s the highest level in more than a year and a seven-point jump over last month.” Oh, my. This is not what the Republicans had in mind. The debates were supposed to winnow the field and leave the strongest Republican standing. True, the number of lecterns on the stage has been winnowed from nine to four, but what have the “fittest” Republicans been telling America about their agenda? Well, Thursday night, we had a good, long talk about America’s moon colony. What moon colony? Fair question. America currently lacks a moon colony. But Newt Gingrich would like a moon colony, and it won’t even cost a lot if we offer a “prize” to people to build one.” Newt says we have to have a moon colony because, if we don’t, the Chinese will have a moon colony, and if that happens, well, it will be bad. But Mitt Romney said a moon colony could cost $1 trillion. So how big would the prize have to be to get people to compete for building the moon colony? More than $1 trillion, I would guess. And where would the U.S. government get that kind of money? We would have to borrow it from the Chinese. Who could just hold onto it and build their own moon colony. Do you see now why Obama is doing better in the polls? Not that we are supposed to spend our time worrying about the substance of these debates. That is for professional fact-checkers. Instead, the media decide who wins and who loses, who gets made and who gets broken. Looking for the little things help me decide. Which is why my notes begin: “National Anthem. All put hands on hearts. Santorum and Mitt sing. Newt and Ron Paul don’t. Why?” Further notes: “When asked by Santorum if people in Massachusetts must buy health care, Mitt replies, ‘First of all, it’s not worth getting angry about.’ Presidency pays only $400,000 a year. So why would Romney get emotional about it?” “Debate supposed to be Newt’s best opportunity to win Florida, but at one point he says, ‘Gov. Romney is exactly right’ and at another he says, ‘I agree with Gov. Romney.’ Newt appears to be lacking in mindless aggression. This is no way to win a debate.” The debate wandered back and forth and finally ended up with CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer asking the candidates, “Why are you the one person on this stage most likely to beat Barack Obama?” My notes say that Ron Paul cited his “freedom message,” that Santorum said he could win Reagan Democrats and that Romney said America needs “dramatic, fundamental, extraordinary” change. Newt, I note, said, “This is a big choice election.” But he didn’t say the choice was standing on the stage. Roger Simon is chief political columnist of, an award-winning journalist and a New York Times best selling author.

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Who commissioned us to remake the world? U.S. Ambassador Clinton of flashing Michael McFaul, the signal for street Obama’s man in Mosdemonstrations to cow, who just took up begin — to protest his post, has received Russia’s December’s a rude reception. And elections. Nor is it understandably so. surprising the PuPatrick tin’s people are susIn 1992, McFaul was the representa- Buchanan picious of McFaul, tive in Russia of the who added to his Columnist problems by meeting National Democratic Institute, a U.S. govwith anti-Putin dissiernment-funded agency dents the day after he prewhose mission is to pro- sented his credentials. mote democracy abroad. McFaul says this is part The NDI has been tied of his “dual-track engageto color-coded or Orange ment” with Russian society. revolutions such as those Before leaving for Moscow, that dethroned regimes in he told NPR’s “Morning Serbia, Ukraine, Kyrgyz- Edition”: “We’re not going stan, Georgia and Lebanon. to get into the business of The project miscarried in dictating (Russia’s) path (to Belarus. democracy)…. We’re just The NDI is one of sev- going to support what we eral agencies, dating to the like to call ‘universal values’ 1980s, that were set up to — not American values, not subvert communist regimes. Western values, universal With the end of the Cold values.” But what, exactly, War, however, these agen- are these “universal values?” And who are we to impose cies were not decommissioned, but recommissioned them on other nations? Did to serve as something of an Divine Providence assign us this mission? Who do we American Comintern. Where the old Comintern Americans think we are? of Lenin sought to instigate After all, we do not even communist revolutions agree ourselves on what is across the West and its em- moral and immoral, good pires, post-Cold War Amer- and evil. Indeed, our own ica decided to promote deep disagreements on democratic revolutions to what is moral and what is remake the world in the not are at the root of the culimage of late 20th century ture wars tearing this country apart. America. In 2002, McFaul wrote a In America, women have book: “Russia’s Unfinished a constitutional right to an Revolution.” abortion. Scores of millions Vladimir Putin’s men are have availed themselves not unreasonably asking if of that right since Roe v. he was sent to Moscow to Wade. Yet traditionalists of finish that revolution. Putin many faiths reject any such has already accused Hillary woman’s right and regard it

as a moral abomination. Do homosexuals have a right to cohabit, form civil unions and marry? In a few American states, yes; in others, no. But try to impose those values on nations of the Muslim and Third Worlds, where homosexuality is a moral outrage and even a capital offense, and our ambassadors will find themselves in peril. Does McFaul believe democracy is a universally superior system of government? Yet our own founding fathers detested oneman, one-vote democracy. Democracy does not even get a mention in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights or the Federalist Papers. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, believed society should be ruled by a “natural aristocracy” of “virtue and talent.” If the promotion of democracy is a mission of our diplomats, are we to subvert the monarchies of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia? When we see how democracy empowered the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis in Egypt, Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, does it even make sense to insist that it be embraced by nations where the populations are pervasively antiAmerican? What is the universally right stand on capital punishment — the Rick Perry position in Texas or the Andrew Cuomo position in New York? In the United States, all

religions are to be treated equally and all kept out of the public square and the pubic schools. In a Muslim world that contains a fifth of mankind, Islam is the one true faith. Rival faiths have few or no rights. Are we going to push the Islamic world to treat all religions equally? We celebrate religious, racial and ethnic diversity. The Chinese, who persecute Uighurs, Tibetans, Christians and Falun Gong, detest that diversity and fear it will tear their country apart. We believe in freedom of speech and the press. Yet, in France, if you deny the Turks committed genocide against the Armenians in 1915, you are guilty of a crime, while in Turkey if you affirm that the Turks committed genocide, you have committed a crime. Should U.S. diplomats battle for repeal of both laws? Or mind our own business? If America wishes to lead the world, let us do it by example, as we once did, not by hectoring every nation on earth to adopt the American way, which as of now, does not seem to be working all that well for Americans. McFaul should stick to his diplomatic duties. Jefferson had it right, “We wish not to meddle with the internal affairs of any country.” Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”

Romney’ plight is the last WASP, Mormon edition Massachusetts govMitt Romney sumernor. “Salty,” as he moned all the righwas known, was of, teous indignation he by and for the WASP could muster after ascendancy. His a Newt Gingrich ad family was here for called him “anti-imcenturies. He rowed migrant.” Romney Rich for the Harvard crew blasted the ad shortly Lowery team and won the afterward in an interGrand Challenge Cup view: “It’s just inapNational at the Henley Royal propriate.” Review Regatta. One of his “Inappropriate.” daughters became a For Romney, that qualifies as a stinging re- horse breeder. Saltonstall buke. He also regretted in apparently had a common the strongest possible terms touch as a politician, but the Gingrich ad’s “terrible he still might understand terms.” The Republican Romney better than many campaign now pits, in Newt Republican primary voters. In his book “The Way Gingrich, a man expert at channeling and expressing of the WASP,” Richard emotions, against a man, Brookhiser summarized the Mitt Romney, who can’t or main traits of the species as “Conscience,” “Industry,” won’t. “I have emotion and pas- “Success” and “Civic-mindsion,” Romney said the oth- edness.” All can be seen in Romer day, in an assurance an overtly emotional and pas- ney, the private-equity titan sionate person would never and Mormon bishop who have to make. In Gingrich, served as the head of the Romney is fighting fire with Salt Lake City Olympics and reticence. He is a throwback once swept the floor of an to a cultural archetype that aide’s garage when he had lost its purchase in Ameri- an idle moment. The same can culture decades ago. charges that were leveled at Mitt Romney is the last the long-ago, buttoned-up WASP establishment are WASP, Mormon edition. Romney skeptics worry now directed at Romney — that he’s another John Mc- stiff, boring, inauthentic. There is an inherent poCain or Bob Dole. Maybe he’s another Leverett liteness to him. Interrupted Saltonstall, his mid-20th- by a heckler in New Hampcentury predecessor as shire, he says she lacks

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“courtesy,” obviously an offense he takes seriously. Whenever he resorts to trash talk — at one debate he promised to take President Barack Obama’s attack on his wealth and “stuff it down his throat” — it feels awkward. It is as if the Marquess of Queensberry briefly strayed into a mixed martial arts octagon. It’s not that Romney won’t fight. His Super PAC filleted Gingrich in Iowa, and his entire campaign apparatus is now working to crush the former House speaker in Florida. Yet, Romney himself has no relish for the task. In the first Florida debate, he worked early on to hit Gingrich with his entire opposition research file. Rushed and uncomfortable, he seemed to enjoy it as little as Gingrich did. When he got off the attack, he shifted back into his accustomed measured and unflappable mode. Gingrich is unburdened by any inner guardrails. He loves combat. As a campaigner, he can be loudmouthed, unscrupulous and angry. It’s a style that fits the public mood, and it has been validated through the decades in our culture. We’ve been taught to trust a let-it-all-hang-out spirit

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over an ethos of emotional restraint. Unfortunately for Romney, if there were a yearbook for presidential candidates, he would be deemed “Least Likely to Weep in Public.” It’s an irony of Romney’s candidacy that his genuine reserve is taken as confirmation of his inauthenticity. If Romney doesn’t wear his emotions on his sleeve, he doesn’t wear his riches there, either. He seems uncomfortable with his own success, a classic WASP trait. When he says he makes no apologies for his wealth, he clearly would rather not be talking about his wealth at all. Donald Trump surely would advise him to mention his net worth, and inflate it, in every interview. But he lacks the brassiness of the natural braggart. If Romney seems alien, it’s not his Mormonism or bank account so much as his adherence to a code of conduct that was overthrown long ago, and now feels quaint and odd. His is the plight of the last WASP. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. He can be reached via e-mail:

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State AG: Killer pardoned by Barbour located in Wyoming BY HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

JACKSON — A convicted killer pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was in Wyoming with his fianci and tried to flee when he was found Sunday by investigators who served him with a court summons, authorities said Monday. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Joseph Ozment tried to flee when investigators tracked him to a hotel in Laramie, Wyo. There wasn’t a warrant for Ozment’s arrest, but the summons will require him to show up for court hearings and check in every 24 hours with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Hood wants to invalidate dozens of the 198 pardons that Barbour handed out before his term ended Jan. 10. A Hinds County, Miss., judge scheduled a hearing

on the matter for Friday. However, an attorney representing four former prisoners filed a motion Monday that seeks to block the judge from issuing a ruling that could send them back to prison. Hood said Ozment tried to flee the hotel in a Mercedes and the vehicle bumped one of the investigators. Ozment returned later on foot and was served with court papers. Hood said his investigator was standing behind the car when the vehicle hit him and he decided not to press charges. Ozment and four other inmates who were pardoned, including three other convicted killers, had worked as inmate trusties at the Governor’s Mansion. A judge had ordered them to check in after Hood requested a temporary restraining order. Ozment missed a court hearing last week, but the judge said she could not issue an arrest warrant

because he hadn’t been served a summons. During a news conference in his office, Hood handed out copies of a wedding announcement for Ozment and his fianci, LaChina Tillman, who Hood described as an engineer for a national defense contractor. Hood said the pictures that accompanied the announcement were taken at the Governor’s Mansion. He said the woman visited Ozment at the mansion 15 times. “It was very unusual circumstances, for murders, as to the freedoms they had” at the Governor’s Mansion, Hood said. As part of a tradition that went back decades, the most trusted prisoners in Mississippi were given jobs at the Governor’s Mansion. Governors usually gave them some type of early release when their terms ended. According to material provided by Hood, Oz-

ment and his fianci had been planning a sunset, beach wedding in the Florida Panhandle in March. A subsequent notice said the couple would have a small, private wedding at an undisclosed location due “to personal circumstances.” Hood, a Democrat, said he had a hard time finding Ozment and announced last week that his office was willing to pay confidential informants for information. Hood said the fact that there was no warrant for Ozment’s arrest made it harder to find him because friends and relatives were not legally compelled to cooperate and couldn’t face charges for harboring him. “A good citizen of Laramie, Wyo., gave us a good tip,” Hood said. The attorney general said he hasn’t decided how much to pay the tipster. Hood is challenging the legality of dozens of Barbour’s pardons. Hood

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Some published notices for four weeks in weekly newspapers. Hood said four weeks is only 28 days, not the 30 days specified in the constitution, and that they should have published for five weeks. Others were published in daily newspapers but the ads didn’t run for a full 30 days before the pardon was signed. Hood has said about two dozen people published the proper notice. Barbour, a Republican who considered running for president in 2012 before backing out, has accused Hood of partisan politics. Hood is the only Democrat in statewide office. Hood said Thursday that the issue has nothing to do with politics and that’s it’s a matter of the law. Ozment was sentenced to life in prison in 1994 for the slaying of Ricky Montgomery during a robbery at a store in Desoto County.


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Police: Dad of missing Maine tot not telling all Associated Press

WATERVILLE, Maine — Unable to find any evidence missing toddler Ayla Reynolds was abducted, police on Monday pressed the three adults who were home with her on the night she disappeared to provide a full account of what happened. State and local detectives believe Justin DiPietro, the girl’s father, and two other adults know more than they’ve told investigators so far, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The notion that someone slipped into the small house and took Ayla without awakening anyone “doesn’t pass the straightface test,” McCausland said. “We’ve followed every conceivable piece of evidence that would follow their version of events, and we have found not one piece of evidence that supports an abduction,” he told The Associated Press. Police confirmed Sunday night that Ayla’s blood was found in the partially finished basement that DiPietro used as his bedroom. Relatives reported on a family-run website that they were told the blood was “more than a small cut would produce,” but police declined to say

“We’ve followed every conceivable piece of evidence that would follow their version of events, and we have found not one piece of evidence that supports an abduction.” Steve McCausland Maine Department of Public safety how much blood was discovered. DiPietro reported Ayla missing on Dec. 17, telling police he’d put his 20-month-old daughter to bed the night before and she wasn’t there the next morning. On the night Ayla was last seen, DiPietro was in the home with his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, and they slept with Roberts’ child in the basement, McCausland said. DiPietro’s sister was with her young child on the main level of the one-story home, and Ayla was in a bedroom by herself, also on the main level, McCausland said Monday. DiPietro’s mother was not home that night. McCausland said detectives weren’t singling out any of the three adults, but “we think they know more than they’re telling us,” he said. Justin DiPietro declined to comment Monday, brushing past an Associated Press reporter out-

side his house without addressing questions before going inside and emphatically closing the door. The AP couldn’t find phone numbers for his girlfriend or his sister. Ayla was placed in her father’s care while her mother, Trista Reynolds, was in a substance abuse rehabilitation program in Lewiston. When she disappeared, the blond, blue-eyed toddler was wearing green pajamas with the words “Daddy’s Princess” on the front. One of her arms was in a soft cast after being broken in what police said was an accident. In Portland, Ayla’s maternal grandfather, Ronald Reynolds, said he took the day off from work on Monday because he couldn’t concentrate after incessant news reports. He said that he tries to stay positive but that negative thoughts sometimes creep into his thinking. Every night, he said, he gazes at Ayla’s photo before going to bed.

I-75 reopens after Detroit hit man says kid is innocent chain crashes kill 10 Associated Press

Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Fog and brushfire smoke cleared enough Monday to reopen all lanes of a Florida interstate where 10 people died in a mass pileup that tossed wreckage across the asphalt and left rescuers to search for survivors in the dark by listening for their screams. Another 18 people were hospitalized after a long line of cars and trucks collided early Sunday on a stretch of Interstate 75 south of Gainesville. Steven R. Camps and some friends were driving home hours before dawn Sunday when they were drawn into the massive wreck. “You could hear cars hitting each other. People were crying. People were screaming. It was crazy,” the Gainesville man said hours later. “If I could give you an idea of what it looked like, I would say it looked like the end of the world.” The interstate had been closed for a time before the accidents because of a mixture of fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire that may have been intentionally set. The decision to reopen it early Sunday will certainly be a focus of investigators, as will the question of how the fire may have started. The National Transportation Safety Board is among the agencies that have sent investigators to the scene. The NTSB said it is assessing whether it wants to formally join the probe, which is being led by the Florida Highway Patrol. The pileups happened around 3:45 a.m. Sunday on both sides of I-75. When rescuers first arrived, they could only listen for screams and moans because the poor visibility made it difficult to find victims in wreckage that was strewn for nearly a mile. At least a dozen cars and six tractor-trailers were involved, and some burst into flames. Hours later, twisted, burned-out vehicles were scattered across the pavement, with smoke still rising from the wreckage. Cars appeared to have

“You could hear cars hitting each other. People were crying. People were screaming. It was crazy.” Steven Camps Accident Witness smashed into the big rigs and, in one case, a motor home. Some cars were crushed beneath the heavier trucks. Reporters who were allowed to view the site saw bodies still inside a burnedout Grand Prix. One tractortrailer was burned down to its skeleton, charred pages of books and magazines in its cargo area. And the tires of every vehicle had burned away, leaving only steel belts. Before Camps hit the fog bank, a friend who was driving ahead of him in a separate vehicle called to warn of the road conditions. The friend said he had just seen an accident and urged Camps to be careful as he approached the Paynes Prairie area, just south of Gainesville. A short time later, Camps said, traffic stopped along the northbound lanes. “You couldn’t see anything. People were pulling off the road,” he said. Camps said he began talking about the road conditions to a man in the car stopped next to him when another vehicle hit that man’s car. The man’s vehicle was crushed under a semi-truck stopped in front of them. Camps said his car was hit twice, but he and another friend were able to jump out. They took cover in the grass on the shoulder of the road. All around them, cars and trucks were on fire, and they could hear explosions as the vehicles burned. “It was happening on both sides of the road, so there was nowhere to go. It blew my mind,” he said, explaining that the scene “looked like someone was picking up cars and throwing them.”

IONIA, Mich. — A Detroit hit man in prison for eight murders said he’s willing to publicly take responsibility for four more to help clear a young man who claims he’s innocent of the slayings and confessed at age 14 only to satisfy police. Vincent Smothers’ testimony would be the most crucial evidence yet to try to persuade a judge to throw out Davontae Sanford’s guilty plea and free him from a nearly 40-year prison sentence. In an interview with The Associated Press, Smothers declared: “He’s not guilty. He didn’t do it.” Smothers said he never used a 14-year-old accomplice — blind in one eye and learning disabled — to carry out his paid hits, mostly victims tied to Detroit’s drug trade. Ironically, there’s no dispute that Smothers confessed to the so-called Runyon Street slayings when he was captured in 2008, but prosecutors have never charged him and never explained why. “I understand what prison life is like; it’s miserable. To be here and be innocent — I don’t know

what it’s like,” Smothers said of Sanford, who is now 19. “He’s a kid, Smothers and I hate for him to do the kind of time they’re giving him.” Told about the AP interview, Sanford’s attorney said she soon would ask a judge to bring Smothers to court. “If we can get Mr. Smothers up on the stand, it would be awesome for Davontae,” Kim McGinnis said Monday. Smothers, 30, spoke over a phone Saturday at the Michigan Reformatory with a glass window separating him from an AP reporter. He’s 130 miles west of Detroit where he unflinchingly killed people on streets, inside homes and even while he talked on a cell phone. He finally was arrested in an alley in 2008 while holding his daughter. Smothers quickly confessed to a series of murders, including the execution-style shooting of a Detroit officer’s estranged

wife for $50. He says he was paid $60,000 over a two-year period. He eventually pleaded guilty to eight slayings and was sentenced to at least 52 years in prison. Sanford, meanwhile, has been fighting to get out of prison. A Wayne County judge soon is expected to decide whether to throw out his guilty plea to four killings on Runyon Street in 2007. McGinnis has worked to discredit the police investigation. She discovered major holes, including Smothers’ confession and the fact that a gun used in the murders was found at the home of an accomplice who, like Smothers, hasn’t been charged. Prosecutors, however, have refused to back away from Sanford’s guilty plea. At times, they have acknowledged that Smothers may have been involved but they won’t rule out a role for the younger man. “There is no link between me and him,” Smothers told the AP. “I never knew him.” McGinnis has been desperate to get Smothers on the witness stand. He invoked his right against selfincrimination last year but was willing to allow his at-

torney, Gabi Silver, to testify about what he told her about Runyon Street. The prosecutor, however, objected and courts said no. “I’ll testify if possible and answer all questions truthfully. Anything I will say will be the truth,” Smothers told the AP. “I don’t lie.” The prosecutor’s office had no comment Monday about Smothers’ willingness to testify. Silver said Smothers has “always wanted to right this wrong.” “It’s too bad that a kid who didn’t have anything to do with this crime is sitting in prison. That to me is a tragedy,” Silver said. With short hair, clear face and a thin build, Smothers looks much younger than his 30 years. He smiled often during the interview and expressed dry humor, especially when he described odd jobs — drywall, plumbing, roofing — while a student at Detroit’s Kettering High School and later a factory job in Warren. “You sound surprised,” Smothers said of his resume. He declined to talk about why he became a hit man but said, “I understand people think I’m a monster.”

Tech companies team up to combat email scams Associated Press

NEW YORK — Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing. Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate bank, retailer or other business. When Bank of America customers see emails that appear to come from the bank, they might click on a link that takes them to a fake site mimicking the real Bank of America’s. There, they might enter personal details, which scam artists can capture and use for fraud. To combat that, 15 major technology and financial companies have formed an organization to design a system for authenticating emails from

legitimate senders and weeding out fakes. The new system is called DMARC — short for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. DMARC builds upon existing techniques used to combat spam. Those techniques are designed to verify that an email actually came from the sender in question. The problem is there are multiple approaches for doing that and no standard way of dealing with emails believed to be fake. The new system addresses that by asking email senders and the companies that provide email services to share information about the email messages they send and receive. In addition to authenticating their legitimate emails using the existing systems, companies can receive alerts from email providers every time their domain name is used

in a fake message. They can then ask the email providers to move such messages to spam folder or block them outright. According to Google, about 15 percent of nonspam messages in Gmail come from domains that are protected by DMARC. This means Gmail users “don’t need to worry about spoofed messages from these senders,” Adam Dawes, a product manager at Google, said in a blog post. “With DMARC, large email senders can ensure that the email they send is being recognized by mail providers like Gmail as legitimate, as well as set policies so that mail providers can reject messages that try to spoof the senders’ addresses,” Dawes wrote. Work on DMARC started about 18 months ago. Beginning Monday, other companies can sign up with the organization,

whether they send emails or provide email services. For email users, the group hopes DMARC will mean fewer fraudulent messages and scams reaching their inbox. The group’s founders are email providers Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc., AOL Inc. and Google Inc.; financial service providers Bank of America Corp., Fidelity Investments and eBay Inc.’s PayPal; online service companies Facebook, LinkedIn Corp. and American Greetings Corp. and security companies Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path and the Trusted Domain Project. Google uses it already, both in its email sender and email provider capacities. The heft of the companies that have already signed on to the project certainly helps, and its founders are hoping it will be more broadly adopted to become an industry standard.


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Buy low on natural gas? The price of natural gas is at its lowest level in 10 years. It closed at $2.71 per 1,000 cubic feet Monday after falling to $2.32 earlier this month. That has hurt stocks of natural gas drillers. And utilities, because the price of gas is used to set the price of electricity in many markets. But this could be a good time to buy companies that will benefit if demand for gas grows and sends its price higher. Gas is replacing coal in some power plants. Manufacturers that depend on gas are expanding U.S. operations. More trucks and buses are using gas. Investors should be patient because the price of gas may stay low for some time or even fall. One way to reduce the risk: Buy small amounts of stock periodically. Here are three stocks that financial analysts recommend. We rank them on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 the riskiest. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS-A) Risk level: 2 Monday close: $70.92 52 week range: $57.97-$77.97 PE ratio: 7 A relatively safe way to bet on gas is a huge company that’s not dependent only on gas and that pays a good dividend. Shell is benefiting from high oil prices while also increasing gas production. Starting this

year, it will produce more natural gas than oil. And, with a dividend yield of 4 percent, “you get paid to wait (for higher natural gas prices),” says Phil Weiss of Argus Research. NRG Energy (NRG) Risk level: 3 Monday close: $16.80 52 week range: $16.06$25.66 PE ratio: 15 NRG’s businesses include power production in 11 states. For every 50-cent gain in the long-term gas price, the stock could add $6.50, according to Morgan Stanley. Besides its potential for higher earnings if the price of gas rises, analysts like its big operations in the strong Texas electricity market and its solar farms. Devon Energy (DVN) Risk level: 4 Monday close: $64.61 52 week range: $50.74-$93.56 PE ratio: 6 Analysts like the fact that this driller has a strong balance sheet and a growing portfolio of fields that have a high concentration of oil. Also, Devon has protected its income by hedging about a third of its gas production for this year. That means it has bought financial contracts intended to help protect it from price swings. Jonathan Fahey, J.Paschke • AP


INDEXES 52-Week High


12,876.00 5,627.85 467.64 8,718.25 2,490.51 2,887.75 1,370.58 14,562.01 868.57

10,404.49 3,950.66 381.99 6,414.89 1,941.99 2,298.89 1,074.77 11,208.42 601.71


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52-wk %Chg

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Dow Jones Industrials Dow Jones Transportation Dow Jones Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Index Nasdaq Composite S&P 500 Wilshire 5000 Russell 2000

Dow Jones industrials


Close: 12,653.72 Change: -6.74 (-0.1%)

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$85.49 XOM $350 Financial analysts expect Exxon Mobil to report another big profit 250 ’11 for the fourth quarter because of higher oil prices. But don’t be sur- 150 $210.87 prised if Exxon’s earnings grew 50 more slowly as people cut back est. Operating on driving and the price of gaso$1.97 $1.85 EPS line fell at the pump. Investors will want to see if the company’s pro4Q ’10 4Q ’11 duction was down from a year Price-to-earnings ratio: 10 earlier, as it was in the third quarbased on past 12 months’ results ter. Chevron has reported that its Dividend: $1.88 Div. Yield: 2.2% output was down the last three months of the year. Source: FactSet

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Gauging consumers’ confidence

Consumer confidence index est. The Conference Board releases 68 its index of consumer confidence 70 for January, and economists expect an improved reading. Unemployment has edged lower and the stock market has recovered from a turbulent summer and fall. That may have consumers feeling more optimistic. Forecasts are for the index to rise to 68. That’s still well short of the 90 or better reading that reflects a healthy economy.



40 A S O N D J Source: FactSet

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Local Schedule

Warriors ‘Jazz’ it up against Lions



Basketball Shannon @ Corinth, 6 (WXRZ) Hardin Co. @ Central, 6 No. Pontotoc @ Kossuth, 6 Biggersville @ Thrasher, 6 Walnut @ Ashland, 6 Lexington @ McNairy, 6 Soccer Class 4A North Half (B) Pontotoc @ Corinth, 6

Thursday Basketball Central @ Tish Co., 6

Friday Basketball Corinth @ Tupelo, 6 (WXRZ) Kossuth @ New Site, 6 Biggersville @ Falkner, 6 Walnut @ Pine Grove, 6 Liberty @ McNairy, 6

Tuesday, Feb. 7 Basketball McNairy @ Bolivar, 6

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BIGGERSVILLE — Jazz Garner has taken it up a notch in Corinth’s late-season run. The junior busted out for a career-high 23 points, including a 10-of-13 showing from the line, as Corinth took the rubber match with Biggersville by a 75-65 count. Garner has been the Warriors’ leading scorer twice in Corinth’s three games in four days stretch. The guard tallied a then-career-best 18 in Saturday’s win at Adamsville, Tenn., and chipped in

15 against rival Alcorn Central last Friday. Corinth (22-3) completes its four games in five days trek tonight against Shannon on Senior Night. The Warriors can claim the Division 1-4A regular-season title with a victory of nine points or more. The Lions, which have wrapped up the 1-1A title, travel to Thrasher. Biggersville (19-7) took a 31-29 lead at intermission. The two rivals went backand-forth in the final period, until Eric Richardson put the visitors up for good with a

pair of free throws with 4:40 remaining. Richardson closed strong, scoring 14 of his 18 points in the final period. Corinth scored 31 points in the fourth, the bulk coming from the stripe. After attempting just five free throws through three quarters, the Warriors attempted 24 in the final period, the bulk coming the final 1:58 as Biggersville tried to rally from a sevenpoint deficit. The Warriors were 18-of24 from the line in the fourth, including a 9-of-12 showing by Garner.

Deione Weeks also shouldered the scoring load early, scoring eight in the first en route to a 19-point night. Dexter Stafford paced the Lions with 25. His 12 — including a slam — in the second helped BHS erase a fourpoint deficit and take a 31-29 lead into the break. Darrien Williams added 17, 13 coming in the even quarters. Biggersville outscored Corinth 53-52 from the floor, but hurt its chances of a second win over Corinth by Please see WARRIORS | 9

North Half Championship

NBA’s Gibson hospitalized Associated Press

Shorts Adult Softball The Corinth/Alcorn Co. Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting team registration for Adult Softball Leagues from February 21 until March 9. Leagues forming are Women’s, Industrial, Open, Church and Seniors. A date and time for the mandatory mangers meeting will be given upon registration. Leagues will begin play the week of March 26. League registration is $350 for teams with an Alcorn County sponsor and $400 for others. All teams will be required to wear matching jerseys. Come by the park office to complete a registration form. For information call 286-3067. Office hours are 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on February 25.

Youth Softball/Baseball The Corinth/Alcorn Co. Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting youth baseball and youth girls softball registration from February 21 until March 2. Age groups for girls are 3-4 (Coed T-Ball), 6U (Coach Pitch), 8U (Coach Pitch), 10U (Fast Pitch), 12U (Fast Pitch) and 14U (Fast Pitch). Age as of December 31, 2011 determines the age group in which the girl is eligible to play. Age groups for boys are 4-5 (Coed T-Ball), 6-year-old (Coach Pitch), 7-8 (Coach Pitch), 9-10, 11-12 and 13-15. The birth date cutoff for boys is May 1. All players without a birth certificate on file must show one before registering. The season will begin April 2 for some age groups. The cost is $35/one child, $70/two children and $100/three children or more. To register come by the park office. For information call 286-3067. Office hours are 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. on February 25.

New Astros’ owner won’t change name Associated Press

HOUSTON — New Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says he won’t change the team’s name. Crane said last week he was considering a switch. But he emailed a video message to season-ticket holders on Monday saying, “one thing that we are not going to change is the name.” He says he made the decision after receiving “strong feedback and consensus among season-ticket holders and many fans.” He then added that “the Houston Astros are here to stay.” The team was established in 1962 as the Colt .45s and has been called the Astros since 1965 when the name was changed to coincide with the move to the Astrodome. Crane and his staff have been looking for ways to improve the team.

INDEPENDENCE. Ohio — Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson remained hospitalized in Boston for more tests on a neck infection. Gibson was at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was being treated with antibiotics for what the team said has been diagnosed as a soft tissue infection in his neck. The team said Monday night that Gibson would stay in the hospital for additional treatment and tests. Gibson, who has been with the Cavs since 2006, did not play in Sunday night’s win over the Celtics because of a sore neck. He stayed behind after the team returned to Cleveland following the game. Both Gibson and starting guard Anthony Parker will miss Tuesday’s home game against Boston, and Cavs coach Byron Scott doesn’t know how long he’ll be without the two players. Parker has been bothered by a sore lower back, which limited him to 14 minutes in Sunday’s win over the Celtics. Parker sat out Monday’s practice as the team prepared for their second game in three days with the Celtics. Scott said Parker was hurting early in the game at Boston. “I just remember him going up and down the floor a couple times and he was kind of grimacing,” Scott said. “Then he gave me the sign to take him out. I don’t think it had to do with playing 10 minutes in the first quarter.” Please see GIBSON | 9

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Josh Trest and the rest of the Corinth soccer team will vie for their second North Half title in three years tonight at Warrior Stadium II. Corinth (16-2-2) plays host to Pontotoc (19-2-1) at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Class 4A championship match. Admission is $8.

Winless on road, UT travels to No. 1 UK Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Coach Cuonzo Martin says his Tennessee Volunteers are better now than when they nearly upset Kentucky in Knoxville. He also knows there’s no reason for people to believe it just yet. “Are we a better team? Yes, we’re a better team, but I

think you have to go on the road in a hostile environment and prove it,” Martin said Monday. Tennessee (10-11, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) hasn’t proven it yet, and it will be a tough thing to do this week. The Vols travel to Lexington to face the topranked Wildcats (20-1, 7-0),

who have the nation’s longest home winning streak at 47, including a 46-0 mark under coach John Calipari at Rupp Arena. Tennessee hasn’t won a true road game, and its most recent road trip resulted in a 65-47 loss at Vanderbilt. The Vols nearly pulled out wins at Mississippi State and

Georgia but couldn’t close out either game. Calipari thinks Tennessee has improved since Kentucky’s 65-62 win in Knoxville on Jan. 14. “They’re a good team,” he said. “The only team that really got them was Vandy. EvPlease see VOLS | 9

No gimmick Giants arrive at Super Bowl Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Unlike four years ago when they dressed in black suits as a symbol of unity before facing the undefeated Patriots, the Giants returned to the Super Bowl this time with no sartorial gimmicks. Touching down in India-

napolis for their rematch with New England on Sunday, the Giants are simply a confident team. They believe in themselves as much as they did in 2008 when they ruined the Patriots’ perfect season with a stunning 17-14 victory in Arizona. “We had no doubt,” guard

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(B) Corinth 75, Biggersville 65 Corinth 15 14 15 31 — 75 Biggersville 11 20 12 22 — 65 CORINTH (75): Jazz Garner 23, Deione Weeks 19, Eric Richardson 18, Jose Contreras 6, Desmin Harris 4, Kendrick Williams 3, Dondre Green 2. BIGGERSVILLE (65): Dexter Stafford 25, Darrien Williams 17, Daniel Simmons 8, Blake Anderson 6, Jaylon Gaines 4, Marquis Watson 3, Tevin Watson 2. 3-pointers: (C) Richardson, Garner. (B) Williams. Records: Corinth 22-3, Biggersville 19-7    

(G) Walnut 47, Kossuth 45 @ Walnut Kossuth 6 16 10 13 — 45 Walnut 9 12 12 14 — 47 KOSSUTH (45): Parrish Tice 13. WALNUT (47): Taylor Doyle 12.  

(B) Kossuth 76, Walnut 52 Kossuth 18 18 21 19 — 76 Walnut 13 8 13 18 — 52 KOSSUTH (76): Heath Wood 26, Josh Whitaker 22. WALNUT (52): Cody Haven 14, Devonte Bell 12. 3-Pointers: (K) Wood 6, Jordan Brawner. (W) Bell 2.

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Parker, who is averaging 6 points and 23 minutes, sat out one game last week because of his back. The Cavs don’t have many options to replace Parker or Gibson, who started the game Parker sat out. Rookie Mychel Thompson played the entire fourth quarter on Sunday against the Celtics. Also, 6-foot-6 Alonzo Gee, who has been playing small forward, could move into the backcourt as he has done at times this season. There’s also a chance the team could recall Manny Harris from their Canton affiliate in the NBA Development League. Harris was named the D-League’s player of the week after averaging 25 points and 7.3 rebounds in three games.

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ery other game they could have won I’m glad (our rematch) is at home, I can tell you.” Wildcats sophomore forward Terrence Jones doesn’t take his team’s dominance at home for granted. “Every game in the SEC for us is we get the best of every team,” he said. “We really have to respect each team in the SEC.” The Vols have become one of the better defensive teams in the SEC, thanks especially to how they’ve played at home. They rank third in the SEC in conference play in points allowed per game (59), second in field goal defense (38.1 percent) and second in rebounds per game (38.1). But on the road, Tennessee has struggled to hit its shots and take care of the ball. The Vols rank 10th in conference play in scoring (58.5 points per game) and last in turnovers (17.2 per game). Kentucky could feast off those marks. The Wildcats are second in the nation in defensive field goal percentage at 36.4 percent and in blocked shots with 204, including 101 by 6-foot-10 freshman Anthony Davis. The Vols’ only win away from Knoxville came in the Maui Invitational? against host Chaminade in what was technically a neutral site game, and they haven’t won in Lexington since a 75-67 victory on Feb. 7, 2006. “I think it’s more mental than anything,” Martin said. “I think our preparation is there. It’s just a matter of carrying out assignments, being ready to play, having fun and embracing the atmosphere more than anything. I just think it’s more mental right now, the mental toughness part of it.” Kentucky has six players averaging 9.9 points or more. Davis is averaging a double-double with 13.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while the Wildcats’ sixth man, senior guard Darius Miller is hitting 63 percent of his shots over the last four games.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 15 6 .714 — Boston 9 10 .474 5 New York 7 13 .350 7½ New Jersey 7 14 .333 8 Toronto 7 14 .333 8 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 16 5 .762 — Atlanta 15 6 .714 1 Orlando 12 9 .571 4 Washington 4 17 .190 12 Charlotte 3 18 .143 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 18 5 .783 — Indiana 13 6 .684 3 Milwaukee 9 11 .450 7½ Cleveland 8 11 .421 8 Detroit 4 18 .182 13½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 14 8 .636 — San Antonio 13 9 .591 1 Houston 12 9 .571 1½ Memphis 10 10 .500 3 New Orleans 4 17 .190 9½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 16 3 .842 — Denver 14 6 .700 2½ Utah 12 7 .632 4 Portland 12 9 .571 5 Minnesota 10 11 .476 7 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 11 6 .647 — L.A. Lakers 12 9 .571 1 Phoenix 7 13 .350 5½ Golden State 6 12 .333 5½ Sacramento 6 14 .300 6½ ___ Monday’s Games Chicago 98, Washington 88 Philadelphia 74, Orlando 69 Miami 109, New Orleans 95 Minnesota 120, Houston 108 San Antonio 83, Memphis 73 Milwaukee 103, Detroit 82 Dallas 122, Phoenix 99 Utah 93, Portland 89 Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, (n) Today’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Indiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 6 p.m. Detroit at New York, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Washington at Orlando, 6 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Portland, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AP men’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total

points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) .............21-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) ...............22-1 1,550 3 3. Ohio St.......................19-3 1,498 4 4. Missouri .....................19-2 1,363 2 5. North Carolina ............18-3 1,331 7 6. Baylor.........................19-2 1,310 6 7. Duke ..........................18-3 1,250 8 8. Kansas ......................17-4 1,178 5 9. Michigan St. ...............17-4 1,098 10 10. Murray St. ................21-0 979 11 11. UNLV ........................20-3 936 12 12. Florida ......................17-4 861 14 13. Creighton .................20-2 803 15 14. Georgetown ..............16-4 762 9 15. Marquette ................18-4 682 17 16. Virginia.....................17-3 578 19 17. San Diego St. ...........18-3 566 13 18. Saint Mary’s (Cal)......21-2 472 21 19. Wisconsin ................17-5 415 25 20. Indiana.....................17-5 395 16 21. Florida St..................14-6 375 23 22. Mississippi St...........17-5 329 18 23. Michigan ..................16-6 305 20 24. Gonzaga ...................17-3 141 — 25. Vanderbilt .................16-5 102 — Others receiving votes: Harvard 69, Louisville 65, Kansas St. 40, West Virginia 12, Wichita St. 9, Nevada 6, Notre Dame 6, Southern Miss. 5, Iowa St. 3, Long Beach St. 3, Iona 2, UConn 2, Illinois 1.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31) .............21-1 775 1 2. Syracuse ....................22-1 730 4 3. Ohio State ..................19-3 726 3 4. Missouri .....................19-2 635 2 5. Duke ..........................18-3 631 6 6. Baylor.........................19-2 622 7 6. North Carolina ............18-3 622 8 8. Kansas ......................17-4 548 5 9. Murray State...............21-0 511 9 10. Michigan State .........17-4 456 11 11. Florida ......................17-4 445 13 12. Creighton .................20-2 426 14 13. UNLV ........................20-3 399 15 14. Georgetown ..............16-4 355 10 15. Marquette ................18-4 323 18 16. Saint Mary’s .............21-2 284 20 17. San Diego State .......18-3 264 12 18. Virginia.....................17-3 253 21 19. Mississippi State ......17-5 193 16 20. Indiana.....................17-5 142 17 20. Wisconsin ................17-5 142 25 22. Michigan ..................16-6 120 22 23. Harvard ....................18-2 116 23 24. Florida State .............14-6 85 — 25. Louisville ..................17-5 68 25 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 65, Vanderbilt 36, UConn 21, Nevada 18, Kansas State 15, Iowa State 9, Middle Tennessee 9, Wichita State 7, New Mexico 6, West Virginia 6, Southern Miss. 4, Long Beach State 3, California 2, Temple 2, Notre Dame 1.

AP Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40)..................21-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame ................21-1 960 2 3. UConn ........................19-2 916 3 4. Stanford .....................18-1 882 4 5. Duke ..........................17-2 834 5 6. Kentucky ....................20-2 808 6 7. Miami.........................19-3 738 10 8. Tennessee..................16-5 693 7

9. Maryland ....................18-3 635 8 10. Green Bay ................19-0 615 12 11. Ohio St.....................20-2 614 9 12. Delaware ..................18-1 520 15 13. Rutgers ....................17-4 516 11 14. Louisville ..................17-4 501 16 15. Purdue .....................18-4 407 13 16. Nebraska .................18-3 400 19 17. Georgetown ..............17-5 378 20 18. Texas A&M ...............14-5 352 14 19. Penn St. ...................16-5 221 18 20. Gonzaga ...................19-3 217 22 21. Georgia ....................16-6 154 17 22. BYU .........................20-3 136 23 23. North Carolina ..........16-5 94 25 24. Georgia Tech.............16-6 79 — 25. Texas Tech................15-5 70 21 Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 61, DePaul 53, South Carolina 48, California 18, Kansas St. 13, Arkansas 12, Princeton 11, St. John’s 9, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Oklahoma 6, Kansas 5, San Diego St. 5, Fresno St. 4, UTEP 4, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1.

Monday’s men’s scores EAST Penn 82, Princeton 67 Pittsburgh 72, West Virginia 66 SOUTH Alabama A&M 64, Prairie View 54 Belmont 83, North Florida 69 Coll. of Charleston 68, Samford 52 Coppin St. 87, Norfolk St. 82 Delaware St. 56, NC A&T 41 ETSU 70, James Madison 56 Hampton 68, Morgan St. 63 Howard 82, SC State 76 Lipscomb 82, Jacksonville 68 MVSU 77, Grambling St. 59 Mercer 75, Florida Gulf Coast 66 NC Central 77, Md.-Eastern Shore 46 SC-Upstate 82, Jacksonville St. 77 Stetson 75, Kennesaw St. 59 Tennessee St. 77, Austin Peay 57 Tennessee Tech 98, SIU-Edwardsville 80 UCF 84, Palm Beach Atlantic 69 Wofford 82, W. Carolina 56 MIDWEST SE Missouri 74, E. Illinois 53 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 73, Jackson St. 69 FAR WEST N. Colorado 64, N. Arizona 62, OT

Women’s scores EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 54, Bryant 43 Monmouth (NJ) 59, CCSU 56 Quinnipiac 89, Mount St. Mary’s 73 Robert Morris 63, LIU 57 Sacred Heart 67, Wagner 57 St. Francis (Pa.) 60, St. Francis (NY) 51 SOUTH Alabama A&M 55, Prairie View 53 Alabama St. 68, Texas Southern 47 Appalachian St. 58, W. Carolina 39 Chattanooga 80, Elon 65 Coppin St. 61, Norfolk St. 58 Davidson 78, Furman 57 E. Illinois 80, Murray St. 63 Hampton 74, Morgan St. 60 High Point 63, Presbyterian 51 Howard 69, SC State 46 Liberty 78, Gardner-Webb 51 MVSU 63, Grambling St. 55 Md.-Eastern Shore 54, NC Central 46 NC A&T 57, Delaware St. 49 Radford 72, UNC Asheville 62 SIU-Edwardsville 78, Jacksonville St. 57 Samford 83, UNC-Greensboro 40 Tennessee Tech 57, Morehead St. 53 UConn 61, Duke 45 UT-Martin 105, Tennessee St. 90 Winthrop 83, Campbell 73 Wofford 70, Georgia Southern 55 MIDWEST N. Dakota St. 64, IPFW 50 S. Dakota St. 61, Oakland 51 SE Missouri 69, Austin Peay 60 W. Illinois 70, Nebraska-Omaha 59 Wisconsin 66, Michigan 60 SOUTHWEST

Jackson St. 59, Ark.-Pine Bluff 51 South Dakota 60, Oral Roberts 57

MISC. Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with LHP Ryan Edell, LHP Dennys Reyes, RHP Willie Eyre, RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Steve Johnson, RHP Jon Link, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Miguel Socolovich, RHP Oscar Villarreal, C John Hester, C Ronny Paulino, C Brian Ward, OF Scott Beerer and INF Steve Tolleson on minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERS — Signed manager Ron Washington to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Rodrigo Lopez, LHP Trever Miller, C Jason Jaramillo, INF Alfredo Amezaga, INF Edgar Gonzalez, INF Bobby Scales, INF Matt Tolbert and OF Joe Mather on minor league contracts. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed INF Martin Parra. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed INF Adam Frost. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released OF Chris White. WORCESTER TORNADOES — Traded RHP Freddy Flores to El Paso (AA) for cash. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Recalled C Hamady Ndiaye from Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Named Jim Caldwell quarterbacks coach. BUFFALO BILLS — Re-signed LS Garrison Sanborn. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Named Tom McMahon special teams coach. Fired special teams coach Steve Hoffman, wide receivers coach Richie Anderson and assistant offensive line coach Pat Perles. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed WR John Matthews to a reserve/future contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Gary Crowton offensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Signed D Tim Gleason to a four-year contract. Recalled F Riley Nash from Charlotte (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Recalled C Andrew Joudrey and D David Savard from Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Recalled D Philip Larsen from Texas (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled D Tyson Strachan from San Antonio (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled C Jacob Josefon, D Matt Taormina and RW Steve Bernier from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Recalled G Kevin Poulin and RW Rhett Rakhshani from Bridgeport (AHL). Placed C Marty Reasoner on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 6. PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D Chris Summers from Portland (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled F Chris Porter from Peoria (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed F Joel Rechlicz to an entry-level contract and recalled him and F Cody Eakin from Hershey (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled F Aaron Gagnon and F Spencer Machacek from St. John’s (AHL). Traded F Akim Aliu to Calgary for D John Negrin. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS — Obtained the right of first refusal to D Wilman Conde from Chicago for allocation money. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Released G Faryd Mondragon. PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed F Kris Boyd.

TORONTO FC — Signed D Miguel Aceval. Women’s Professional Soccer WPS — Announced its Board of Governors has voted to suspend the 2012 season. COLLEGE IONA — Signed men’s basketball coach Tim Cluess to a multi-year contract extension through the 2017 season. PENN STATE — Named Jim Bernhardt special assistant to the head football coach and director of player development and Craig Fitzgerald director of strength and conditioning for football. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI — Announced the NCAA has granted a sixth-year of eligibility for OL Jason Weaver and denied a sixth-year request for LB Korey Williams.

HOCKEY NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 47 31 12 4 66 132 96 Philadelphia 48 29 14 5 63 162 142 Pittsburgh 49 28 17 4 60 152 127 New Jersey 48 26 19 3 55 129 136 N.Y. Islanders 48 19 22 7 45 115 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 47 31 14 2 64 171 102 Ottawa 52 27 19 6 60 157 160 Toronto 49 25 19 5 55 151 147 Montreal 49 19 21 9 47 130 134 Buffalo 49 20 24 5 45 119 149 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 48 26 19 3 55 136 137 Florida 48 22 15 11 55 122 136 Winnipeg 50 22 22 6 50 124 143 Tampa Bay 48 21 23 4 46 136 165 Carolina 51 18 24 9 45 130 159 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 50 33 16 1 67 160 117 St. Louis 49 29 13 7 65 124 102 Nashville 50 30 16 4 64 140 127 Chicago 50 29 15 6 64 162 144 Columbus 49 13 30 6 32 115 163 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 49 30 15 4 64 158 122 Minnesota 49 24 18 7 55 115 126 Colorado 51 26 23 2 54 131 144 Calgary 50 23 21 6 52 120 137 Edmonton 49 18 26 5 41 122 142 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 47 27 14 6 60 131 110 Los Angeles 50 24 16 10 58 111 111 Dallas 48 25 21 2 52 126 136 Phoenix 50 22 20 8 52 130 134 Anaheim 48 18 23 7 43 124 144 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Team Chara 12, Team Alfredsson 9 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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about them. If they win, no one will be surprised. They beat the Patriots in the regular season and they come to Indianapolis with almost as much momentum as New England, which won 10 in a row. The streak for Eli Manning and company is only five, but the Giants seem to be getting better each week. Tuck insisted that teams don’t get to this point in the season without believing in themselves. “It can be misunderstood for cockiness, and whatever else,” Tuck said. “But at the

end of the day, when we step on that football field, we believe we are going to win that football game. If you ask any athlete and he tells you anything different, then there is something wrong.” Safety Antrel Rolle was his usual self when asked about being confident. “I mean, we wouldn’t have boarded the plane if we didn’t expect to win,” said Rolle, who lost a Super Bowl in February, 2009 while playing for Arizona against the Steelers. “I think that is the bottom line. We have come here for one thing and one thing only which is to win. We are expect-

ing to win this game come Sunday.” The Patriots (15-3) certainly understand how the Giants feel. They feel the same way. “Listen, this is the last game of the season. I’m pretty sure that the Giants want to win and we want to win, point blank,” defensive tackle Vince WIlfork said. “You have two good football teams who don’t want to walk away with an ‘L’. Both sides are going to have to play really good football and not give up anything cheap. Trust me, we’re not the only ones that feel that we want to win this ballgame. They’re sitting over there saying the same thing. This

is the last game, and the biggest game of your career. This is what you play for.” The Giants (12-7) had a much different send off than the Patriots, who arrived Sunday after attending a rally in Foxborough, Mass., that drew 25,000 people. Coach Tom Coughlin’s Giants left from team headquarters in the Meadowlands around 11:30 a.m. There was no rally and only a few extra fans showed up to wave goodbye. Before leaving, the team held what is a normal Saturday walkthrough and left at the same time they would

normally leave for a road game. The short flight was uneventful. It was quiet and the players either watched a movie or slept, Snee said. “You get off and you know you are at the Super Bowl,” Snee said. “The media is there and there is a small red carpet. It’s exciting.” Manning said the rest of the week is a time to focus. “When you feel you have a good team or players and an opportunity to go win a championship, you don’t want to let those slip away,” said Manning, the Super Bowl MVP of the Giant’s win over the Patriots four years ago.

Miami Heat overcome slow start aginst New Orleans Associated Press

MIAMI — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 22 points, Mike Miller added 14 off the bench and the Miami Heat shook off a slow start to run away from the New Orleans Hornets 109-95 on Monday night. James added 11 rebounds and eight assists for Miami, which won for the eighth time in nine games and ended up with six players in double figures. Chris Bosh and Norris Cole each scored 12 for the Heat, and Mario Chalmers added 11. Miami was down 45-33 midway through the second quarter, then outscored New Orleans 76-

50 the rest of the way. Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry each scored 14 for New Orleans, which lost for the 17th time in 19 games after a 2-0 start. The Hornets

managed 25 rebounds — the lowest total in the NBA this season. BULLS 98, WIZARDS 88 Derrick Rose scored a

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Photo of mom offers reason to limit visitors DEAR ABBY: Recently my 80-year-old mother was admitted to the hospital, gravely ill. She had been undergoing chemotherapy and caught double pneumonia. My 36-yearold niece went to visit Mama, took pictures of her lying in her hospital bed and emailed the photos to everyone. It was shocking and upsetting seeing my mother this way. Many of the people who received the photos had not been able to visit her. Abby, what’s your opinion on this, and how should it have been handled? – SINCERELY UPSET IN FLORIDA DEAR SINCERELY UPSET: I don’t blame you for being upset. What your niece did was a gross invasion of privacy. Is this how your

mother would have wanted people to see her? If the answer no, your Abigail is niece owes Van Buren your mother Dear Abby an apology. If your mother is still hospitalized, talk to the nurse in charge of the unit she’s in and give her a list of visitors who should have access to her. Explain why you want visitation restricted, and in the future your mother’s privacy will be assured. DEAR ABBY: My sister’s husband died suddenly three years ago. “Pamela” now says she’s in love with a 60-yearold man I’ll call “Mickey,” whose company is doing construction work on her home. She has put on a

new roof, siding and added a deck, and the jobs are not ending. Next on the schedule is a shed and a new coat of paint for the inside of the house. Friends and family are concerned that Pamela is scheduling more jobs as a way to see Mickey. When I pointed out that he hasn’t even invited her out for coffee, she claimed they have a “relationship” because he hugged her, kissed her on the cheek and told her, “You’re my girlfriend.” Pamela has invited Mickey to family dinners and events, but he turns her down because “he’s visiting relatives out of town.” He has never invited her to go anywhere. My sister should be ready to date now, but no one lives up to this man. None of us have met him, and we’re worried she is

just imagining there’s a relationship. What can we do before Pamela goes broke or crashes emotionally? – SOMETHING’S MISSING IN NEW JERSEY DEAR SOMETHING’S MISSING: Do you know the name of Mickey’s company? Start checking him out. Does he have a contractor’s license? A Facebook page? Does anybody in the lumber or paint business know him? Something does seem fishy. Mickey may be married and your sister may be grasping at straws. But when all is said and done, it is her money. DEAR ABBY: I am a 12-year-old girl who needs your advice. My friend and I went shopping a while back and she lent me money to buy a few things. However, later that day she lost the bag that had

my stuff in it at the mall. One day she brought up that I have not paid her back, but I said I don’t think I should have to pay her back since she lost the stuff she bought for me. Who do you think is right? – NEEDS ADVICE IN OAKLAND, CALIF. DEAR NEEDS ADVICE: You are. She’s out the money; you’re out the “goods.” You’re even. However, from now on when you buy something, take responsibility for it and keep it in your possession. That way, if something is lost, you will have no one to blame but yourself. (Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.)

Horoscopes by Holiday BY HOLIDAY MATHIS The Saturn-Uranus opposition will be exact today, and the effects will spread like contrails in the sky through the spring and summer. This is a global aspect, but it still has to do with you personally. The things that happen at the societal level are the result of someone’s personal choice -- and another person’s and another person’s. You count. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Judgmental thinking hurts you. Whatever you think about the other person, chances are you’re even harder on yourself.

Negativity chips away at your personal power. Find something to like about everyone you meet. TAURUS (April 20May 20). You don’t have to go out of your way to do something original -- just do what comes naturally. You cannot help but make a unique imprint on the world. Being different isn’t bad or good. It’s just different. GEMINI (May 21June 21). Take the high road. As you respect another person’s rights and help him or her succeed, you are helping yourself, too. Your reward may not come for another two weeks, but it’s still coming. CANCER (June 22July 22). You’ll find out what a person’s expectation is and cater to that desire. Instead of treating people how you want to be treated, you treat them how they want to be treated -- a most effective choice. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll be meeting with people for an extended time and will

benefit from a little preparation. Think about your subjects. What about them piques your curiosity? Ask excellent questions and take interest in the answers. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Nothing good ever comes from lies. You’ll hear something that doesn’t seem true. It’s not necessary to call out the dishonesty, but do take note of it. Avoid future contact with untruthful people. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’re going to be busy over the next few days, and your schedule will change often. It is better not to promise anything -- you’ll be comfortable later if you keep your plans as loose as possible now. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 21). You’ll be a coach to someone in an area of life that has nothing to do with fitness or sports. Socrates was a coach, too, you know! You’ll tap into ancient wisdom as you encourage someone toward greatness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov.

Making This World a Better Place The inspired writer declared in Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalts a nation.” The desperation of our nation in areas of morality is apparent to any citizen. Fortunately, the Bible gives us many positive teachings that will help any government and people on this earth today. First of all, we who are Christians should pray for the rulers of the world, 1 Timothy 2:2. We must “render to Caesar then things which are Caesar’s,” Matthew 22:21 in paying our taxes; obeying the law of the land and honoring our rulers, Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 2:17. It is only when earthly powers try to force us to go against God’s will that we should resist: “We ought to obey God rather than men,” Acts 5:29. We should never be afraid to speak of heaven’s way - even before kings, Psalm 119:46. Secondly, we must contribute pure, godly lives of influence before our neighbors in order to improve society. We must have the attributes found in Philippians four: “joy and happiness,” v.4; “gratitude,” v.6; “moderation,” v.5; “contentment,” v.7; “peace,” v.7; and “pure and noble thinking,” v.8. These traits will bless any community for as the Bible says, “Against such things there is no law,” Galations 5:23. Thirdly, we can improve our nation by obeying the words of Chirst found in Matthew 22. In this passage we are taught the three fundamental issues for success: “love God supremely” (v. 37), “love your neighbor sincerely” (v. 39) and “love ourselves properly (v. 39). Getting these priorities straight will make a balanced journey possible in this evil, godless world. It will help everyone see his own worth and the worth of others and to fit this into the pattern designed by God. We could never have the typical “welfare state” because each one would be unselfishly working to help others. Everyone would remember the command of 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “If a man will not work, neither let him eat.” Laziness would die out and all would follow Galatians 6:9, “let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we will reap if we faint not.” Finally, every nation on earth would be enriched by people who, as 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks.” We are not to murmur or complain, but rather we are to count our many blessings, Philippians 2:14. The question of Jesus still haunts us today, “Where are the nine?” Luke 17:17. Unfortunately, only one of the ten lepers returned to give thanks to Jesus; the sad fact is the ratio is about the same today! If members of the church were happy and thankful as the Bible tells to be, we could abolish much of the bad news the world feeds on now. We could “turn the world upside down,” Acts 17:6, with the sunlight of God’s love beaming in our souls. How deeply this world needs to see the joy of our salvation in the Lord! If anyone has the right to be happy, the Christian does, Psalm 144:15. Let us be a blessing to our nation by practicing the precepts of righteousness, beginning where we are today, Romans 14:7.

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22-Dec. 21). You’ll witness life’s beautiful way of balancing things. You’ll reach out to help those who are open to and want help. The others will find their own way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be gathering the information you need to make a change in your personal life. A slightly different way of being will net you the reward that eluded you before. You’ll be pleased with the way things turn out. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). You feel responsible for someone. You take this person’s success seriously and personally. And when this person makes a mistake, you feel you’ve made a mistake, too. Today will be a proud day for both of you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This is a time for maximizing your current resources. Do what is effortless, and go where you know the greatest number of people. Small consistent efforts will pay handsome dividends. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 31). You are talented and will enjoy sharing with other talented people. June through September brings playful connections that help you push an important project forward. Invest in August. The spectacular environment in which you land in October will train your mind to see and appreciate beauty to a greater degree. Aquarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 5, 14, 39 and 7. (If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page.)

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Authorities: US ill-prepared for oil spill off Cuba Associated Press

MIAMI — The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast goes awry but can be better prepared with monitoring systems and other basic steps, experts told government officials Monday. The comments at a congressional subcommittee hearing in the Miami Beach suburb of Sunny Isles come more than a week after a huge oil rig arrived in Cuban waters to begin drilling a deepwater exploratory well. Similar development is expected off the Bahamas next year, but decades of tense relations between the U.S. and Cuba makes cooperation in protecting the Florida Straits particularly tricky. With memories of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico still fresh, state and federal officials fear even the perception of oil flowing toward Florida beaches could devastate an economy that claims

about $57 billion from tourism. Florida International University Professor John Proni told officials to be proactive. He is leading a consortium of researchers on U.S. readiness to handle a spill. “For the last few years, my colleagues and I have been visiting Washington to say the best time to start preparing for an oil spell is before it happens,” Proni told leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, in a hotel-turnedhearing room overlooking the turquoise waters the group convened to protect. Proni said he has seen little action from officials in Washington, though they responded positively. U.S. officials have turned their attention to preventing future spills since the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP blew up in April 2010, causing the well to blow out and unleashing millions of

gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Crude washed up on pristine shoreline, soiled wildlife and left a region dependent on tourist dollars scrambling to rebuild its image. Coast Guard officials said Monday they did not know if Cuba had started drilling. Experts testified current estimates have surface oil from a spill moving as quickly as 3 miles an hour due to the Gulfstream, but that the fast-moving current would make it difficult for the oil to quickly cross the Florida Straits. Rear Adm. William Baumgartner, commander of the Coast Guard region that covers the Florida Straits, said a likely scenario would have the oil spreading and reaching U.S. waters in six to 10 days. Proni said that lack of specificity is the problem. He wants a system that can monitor changes in underwater sounds to immediately alert U.S. of-

ficials to a spill or other unusual activity. He also wants the U.S. to invest in developing better computer models to predict oil movement and to do an assessment of the existing ecosystem and the type of oil Cuba possesses. That way, experts can better pinpoint any damage and find out if it came from Cuban wells. Proni said the fastmoving water would make it difficult to burn the oil or strain it, as was done to halt the spread of the Deepwater Horizon spill. He added that more research is needed on the risks of using chemicals that break down the oil into tiny droplets. Baumgartner said his agency has been working to develop a response plan. The Coast Guard and private response teams have been granted the required visas under the U.S. embargo to work with the Cuban government and its partners should a problem arise.

Since March 2011, the agency has been working with Repsol RDF, the Spanish company leasing the rig off Cuba, and inspected the rig earlier this month. The rig was given a good bill of health. Asked Monday about the rig’s readiness, though, Baumgartner said inspectors found some minor problems with the safety systems that would have kept the ship from being allowed to drill in U.S. waters. He said it was unclear whether the required repairs had been made. U.S. Rep. Mario DiazBalart, one of three South Florida Cuban-American lawmakers who attended the hearing, said he hopes the Obama administration will quickly respond to the consortium’s concerns. He added that Proni’s proposals could be applied to the Gulf of Mexico, where many more rigs are already drilling for oil in U.S. waters.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has authored a bill that would sanction those who help Cuba develop its oil reserves. “We can’t stop Repsol from drilling now, but we can act to deter future leaders to avoid the Castro brothers becoming the oil tycoons of the Caribbean,” she told the committee. Fellow South Floridian U.S. Rep. David Rivera is proposing to expand the 1990 Oil Pollution Act to fully cover companies operating outside U.S. waters, in the event oil reaches U.S. territory. The 1990 law requires oil companies to repay government agencies for any cleanup costs for spills; it also requires that companies have plans for preventing and cleaning up spills. But Chairman John Micah, R-Fla., questioned whether the U.S. could enforce any law outside its own waters.

Pythons apparently wiping out mammals in Everglades Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A burgeoning population of huge pythons — many of them pets that were turned loose by their owners when they got too big — appears to be wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Everglades, a study says. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that sightings of mediumsize mammals are down dramatically — as much as 99 percent, in some cases — in areas where pythons and other large, non-native constrictor snakes are known to be lurking.

Scientists fear the pythons could disrupt the food chain and upset the Everglades’ environmental balance in ways difficult to predict. “The effects of declining mammal populations on the overall Everglades ecosystem, which extends well beyond the national park boundaries, are likely profound,” said John Willson, a research scientist at Virginia Tech University and co-author of the study. Tens of thousands of Burmese pythons, which are native to Southeast Asia, are believed to be living in the Everglades, where they thrive in the warm, humid climate.

While many were apparently released by their owners, others may have escaped from pet shops during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and have been reproducing ever since. Burmese pythons can grow to be 26 feet long and more than 200 pounds, and they have been known to swallow animals as large as alligators. They and other constrictor snakes kill their prey by coiling around it and suffocating it. The National Park Service has counted 1,825 Burmese pythons that have been caught in and around Everglades National Park since 2000. Among the largest so far

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pythons are killing off the mammals, the snakes are the prime suspect. The increase in pythons coincides with the mammals’ decrease, and the decline appears to grow in magnitude with the size of the snakes’ population in an area. A single disease appears unlikely to be the cause since several species were affected. The report says the effect on the overall ecosystem is hard to predict. Declines among bobcats and foxes, which eat rabbits, could be linked to pythons’ feasting on rabbits. On the flip side, declines among raccoons, which eat eggs, may help some turtles, crocodiles and birds.

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235,000 miles & runs great! Serious calls only. 662-808-1185 REDUCED





‘06 VOLKSWAGON NEW BEETLE 2.5 L 5 cyl., 6-spd., Tip Tronic auto. trans., lt. green w/beige int., heated seats, RW defrost, PW, outside rear view mirrors, PDL, AM/Fm radio w/CD, MP3, traction control, sun roof, looks brand new even under hood, 14,350 mi



286-3654 or cell 284-7424

red with new tan top, 5-speed, 4.6, V-8, Cooper 17” tires, runs great, asking price $6000.

731-645-4928 ‘01 DODGE STRATUS ES, sun roof, cold air, automatic.



2005 HUMMER, 117,000 miles, leather, sunroof, 3rd row seat, am/fm/ cd player, power windows & seats, automatic,


2006 GMC YUKON Exc. cond. inside & out, 106k miles, 3rd row seat, garage kept, front & rear A/C,tow pkg., loaded


662-664-3940 or 662-287-6626



2000 FORD E-350






2 dr. hardtop (bubble top), sound body, runs.


Days only, 662-415-3408. REDUCED

1991 GMC

15 Passenger Van

$1,000 obo 662-286-6529.

2006 NISSAN MAXIMA black, CD player, A/C, gray int., 150,000 miles, loaded.


662-808-1978 or

’09 Hyundai Accent

2nd owner, 4 cyl., under 30,000 mi., 36 mpg, looking for payoff.








2003 Chevy Silverado SWB



1993 CHEVY S-10 6 cyl, 93,000 miles, sharp, exc. condition.

1996 Ford F-150 170,000 mi., reg. cab, red & white (2-tone).


30 ft., with slide out & built-in TV antenna, 2 TV’s, 7400 miles.

$75,000. 662-287-7734


exc. cond., dealership maintained.


662-462-7158 home or 731-607-6699 cell


2007 Franklin pull camper, 36’, lots of space, 2 A/C units, 2 slide outs, 2 doors, shower & tub, 20’ awning, full kitchen, W&D, $13,000.

662-415-7063 662-415-8549


3010 Model #KAF650E, 1854 hrs., bench seat, tilt bed, 4 WD & windshield, well maintained. Great for farm or hunting. $6500.

731-212-9659 731-212-9661.

'97 HONDA GOLD WING, 1500 6 cylinder miles, 3003 Voyager kit. 662-287-8949


2003 YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC looks & rides real good!

$3000 662-603-4786


2005 HONDA ATV TRX 250 EX “New” Condition


215-666-1374 662-665-0209

96k miles




2009 YAMAHA 250YZF all original, almost new.



$6500 OR TRADE




Call 662-423-6872 or 662-660-3433

2006 YAMAHA FZI 3k miles, adult owned, corbin seat, selling due to health reasons, original owner.

2001 HONDA REBEL 250

$5200 286-6103





Mtr. & Trans., New Tires, Must See

$7,000 662-415-8553 731-239-4428

2008 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel 38’, 4 slides, exc. cond., $28,000 firm. Trailer located in Counce, TN. 425-503-5467

250cc, just serviced, new front tire, red in color, 7,724 miles,

2000 Custom Harley Davidson

V8, Loaded


1991 Ford Econoline Van, 48,000 miles, good cond., one owner, serious interest. $7000. 287-5206.




$2500 obo

1999 CHEROKEE SPORT 4X4, 6 cyl., all works good except for A/C









JONES GM 545 Florence Road, Savannah, TN 731-925-4923 or 1-877-492-8305


$13,000 OBO.


See LynnParvin Parvin Lynn General Sales Manager

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD! Here’s How It Works: Your ad will be composed 1 column wide and 2 inches deep. The ad will run each day in the Daily Corinthian until your vehicle sells. Ad must include photo, description, and price. You provide the photo. Certain restrictions apply. 1. No dealers. 2. Non-commercial only 3. Must pay in advance. No exceptions. 4. Single item only. 5. Categories included are auto, motorcycle, tractor. boat, RV and ATV 6. After every 30 DAYS, advertised price of listing needs to be reduced. 7. NO REFUNDS for any reason 8. NON-TRANSFERABLE. Call 287-6147 to place your ad!

15-passenger van, for church or daycare use, fleet maintained




60 CR 620

3110 heated sq. ft., 3 BR, 3 full BA w/4th full bath in garage. Newly remodeled master bath, laundry room, gas fireplace w/built-ins, 24x24 metal shop w/roll-up door & 24x14 side shed. All appliances included. On 2 acres. In Kossuth School district. By appt. REDUCED to $199,500. 662-415-5973 or 662-587-0055

black, quadra steer (4-wheel steering), LT, 80k miles, loaded, leather, tow package, ext. cab.




662-665-1133 662-286-8257





For free estimates call 662-654-7417 or 888-519-5072

40 Years



$10,500 $12,000

662-415-8623 or 287-8894


39,000 MILES,




1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 Screaming Eagle exhaust, only 7K miles, like new,



2005 Kawasaki 4-wheeler 4 wheel drive, Brute force, v-twin, 650 cc, 260 hrs., $3550. 662-603-9014


30” ITP Mud Lights, sound bars, 2600 miles.



’04 HONDA SHADOW 750 $



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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS When Placing Ads 1. Make sure your ad reads the way you want it! Make sure our Ad Consultants reads the ad back to you. 2. Make sure your ad is in the proper classification. 3. After our deadline at 3 p.m., the ad cannot be corrected, changed or stopped until the next day. 4. Check your ad the 1st day for errors. If error has been made, we will be happy to correct it, but you must call before deadline (3 p.m.) to get that done for the next day. Please call 662-287-6147 if you cannot find your ad or need to make changes!

0142 Lost

FOUND DOG. Hwy 72 E. Winners Circle/KFC area. Week of Jan. 22, 2012. Call 287-7678 or 415-1584. LOST 1/15/12 behind Gunn Drugs: Fem. Brittney Spaniel, 3 1/2 yrs. old, orng/wht, blue collar w/tags. 662-415-2298.

Garage/Estate 0151 Sales

YARD SALE SPECIAL ANY 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS Ad must run prior to or day of sale! (Deadline is 3 p.m. day before ad is to run!) (Exception Sun. 3 pm Fri.) 5 LINES (Apprx. 20 Words)

$19.10 (Does not include commercial business sales) ALL ADS MUST BE PREPAID We accept credit or debit cards Call Classified at (662) 287-6147

0180 Instruction

WORK ON JET ENGINES Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 866-455-4317.

EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE . Medical, Business, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185. m

Medical/ 0220 Dental

ALLIANCE HOSPICE is now accepting resumes for RNs and LPNs. FT/PT/PRN. email resume to or fax to 662-286-9939

LOCAL PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE seeking full time Lab Tech & prn LPN. Hours Mon.-Fri., 8:00-5:00. Please send resume to: m or mail to: 3301 Tinin Drive, Corinth, Ms. 38834.

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CAUTION! ADVERTISEMENTS in this classification usually offer informational service of products designed to help FIND employment. Before you send money to any advertiser, it is your responsibility to verify the validity of the offer. Remember: If an ad appears to sound â&#x20AC;&#x153;too good to be trueâ&#x20AC;?, then it may be! Inquiries can be made by contacting the Better Business Bureau at 1-800-987-8280.

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0244 Trucking

0232 General Help

NOW HIRING! CALL TO ARMS! New or Are you making less old. Re-enactors than needed. Cedar Bush $40,000 per year? Mesh unit. For more TMC TRANSPORTATION info call Col. Tim Ander- Needs Driver Trainees son, 931-332-0968. Now!

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MS-3653.


0240 Skilled Trade FIELD MECHANIC needed for heavy construction equipment and heavy duty trucks in Counce, TN. Must have own tools and a good driving record, CDL a plus. We offer good pay, life, health, dental, disability, 401k, holiday pay and vacation. Company paid life and disability insurance. Call 731-689-0800 o r e m a i l Reed is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets BOXER BULL puppy for sale. $100. 731-239-5919


Household 0509 Goods WHIRLPOOL STOVE top oven, white, works great, $175. 662-808-0621.

Musical 0512 Merchandise ALL CHURCHES or musicians - Casio WK 3500 keyboard, 76 keys. $200 Call 662-415-5325

0244 Trucking


0515 Computer BLACK COMPUTER desk $40. Call 662-415-5325

Dyer, TN Hiring Drivers

Lawn & Garden

0521 Equipment

Increased Pay Scale

BOLENS RIDING mower, 38 in. cut, 15.5 HP motor, runs great, $110. 662-223-0865.

Dry Van - $0.35 Flatbed - $0.36 Reefer - $0.36 Flatbed & Reefer $0.365 Available Incentive $0.035

FOR SALE: 4x6 utility trailer, drop down gate, $90. 662-223-0865.

Wanted to 0554 Rent/Buy/Trade

Late Model Equipment Lots of Miles

M&M. CASH for junk cars & trucks. We pick up. 662-415-5435 or 731-239-4114.

Health, Vision, Life, Dental Vacation, Holidays, 401K, Direct Deposit

Misc. Items for 0563 Sale

CALL NOW!! Jerry Barber 800-826-9460 Ext. 5 Anytime to apply by phone To apply online


No Experience Required. Immediate Job Placement Assistance OTR & Regional Jobs CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION. 1-888-540-7364

Valentine’s Day

Misc. Items for 0563 Sale

Unfurnished 0610 Apartments

Homes for 0710 Sale

3 PROM DRESSES: size 2, never been worn, long, black & white swirls, $100; Trimmed in pink with rhinestone pin, $50; Short pink, size 10, with sheer bow, short multi-colored, size 6, $80. 287-1388 or 603-5409.

CANE CREEK Apts., Hwy 72W & CR 735, 2 BR, 1 BA, stove & refrig., W&D hookup, Kossuth & City Sch. Dist. $400 mo. 287-0105.


MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, stove, refrig., water. $365. 286-2256.

BIG HOG trailer, 4x3, 14 WEAVER APTS 504 N. in. deep, to pull behind Cass 1 br, scr.porch. lawn mower o r w/d $375+util, 286-2255 4-wheeler, $100. 662-223-0865. FREE ADVERTISING. Advertise any item valued at $500 or less for free. The ads must be for private party or personal merchandise and does not include pets & pet supplies, livestock (incl. chickens, ducks, cattle, goats, etc), garage sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles . To take advantage of this program, readers should simply email their ad to: , mail the ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835, fax to 662-287-3525 (attn.: classified) or simply drop off at 1607 S. Harper Rd. Please include your address for our records. Each ad may include only one item, the item must be priced in the ad and the price must be $500 or less. Ads may be up to approximately 20 words including the phone number and will run for five days in The Daily Corinthian, one day in The Reporter & one day in The Banner Independent.

Homes for 0620 Rent

FOR RENT: 3BR/2BA house, 2030 Hwy 72 E, Corinth, MS, City school district. $650 mo/$600 dep. 662-279-9024.

Mobile Homes 0675 for Rent 2BR TRAILOR for rent in the Glen area. 662-287-3421. 3 BR & 2BR trailers; 1BR apt. Strickland area. 286-2099 or 808-2474.

TAKING APPLICATIONS: 2 & 3 BR's. Oakdale Mobile 280 HWY 45, 1BR, 1BA, Home Park. 286-9185. kit., LR, 1 rm. choice, HW/tile floors, strg. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE rm/bldg., appx. 870 sq. ft., 1.8 lot. $56,000. 643-3146 or 415-3110.

Homes for 0710 Sale

11 CR 329-B, Corinth. Great split bedroom floor plan situated on 1.9 acres +/-. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open kitchen, dining, living room with built-ins and laundry. Open carport and fenced area for dog. $128,000. Call Vicki Mullins @ 808-6011, Mid-South Real Estate ONE HORSE wagon, Sales & Auction good shape, motorcycle 1315 W. CLOVER LANE, wheels, buggy seat, has CORINTH. VERY SPAtop on wagon, new CIOUS TWO BEDROOM, 1 paint job, came w/shaft 1/2 BATH WITH LARGE and also has hitch for DINING ROOM AND OPEN 4-wheeler, $500. KITCHEN LIVING AREA. 662-287-5965, LARGE FENCED IN BACK 662-808-0118 or YARD. GREAT OVER662-808-4671. SIZED LOT! $84,500. CALL VICKI MULLINS @ REAL ESTATE FOR RENT 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH REAL ESTATE SALES & AUCTIONS.

Unfurnished 0610 Apartments

1401 DOUGLAS by Jr. H.S., 2BR, W&D h/up, nice, dep. 287-5557.

1 O V E R C O A T (knee 2 BR, 1 BA, W&D, $350 length), 1 d o u b l e mo., $200 dep. Glen breasted, 1 single. $150 area. 662-415-1397. firm. 662-287-2509 2 BR, stove/refrig. furn., 10 X 10 X 6 chain link W&D hookup, CHA. kennel for sale. $200. 287-3257. 396-1198 or 415-4386. 2BR, 1BA, water furn., $325 per mnth. + $325 110 HEATER, Honeywell, dep. in Rienzi (CR 500) like new, $ 2 0 . Call 662-603-9538 or 662-415-3012 after 4 662-415-8180.

21 CR 327-A - Country living at it's best! This home has a very spacious open floor plan. Stained concrete floors with master bedroom and bath down, 2 bedrooms, bath and bonus room up, plus tons of attic storage and a back porch to sit and just watch the world go by! REDUCED TO $149,500. Call Vicki Mullins @ 808-6011, Mid-South Real Estate Sales & Auctions.


Valentine Love Grams Do You Have Someone Special You Would Like To Tell Them How Much You Love Them This Valentine’s Day? Send a message es in our Special Page on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 5 p.m. p.m .m. m. m.

ONLY $10.00 FOR 5 LINES NES (up to 5 words per line).

Additional lines $1 each. $$5.00 for PHOTO!!! Signature________________________________________________________ Address & phone number___________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ TEXT:__________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

PLEASE BRING BY 1607 S. HARPER RD., CORINTH, MS. OR EMAIL TO: Pictures must be in jpeg format. Call for more info: 662-287-6147

to the undersigned, THOMAS WAYNE ARNOLD, on the estate of Alma P. Moore, deby the Chancery Mobile Homes ceased, 0955 ofLegals 0741 for Sale Court Alcorn County, Mississippi, and all persons having NEW 2 BR Homes claims against said estate are Del. & setup required to have the same $25,950.00 probated and registered by Clayton Homes the Clerk of said Court Supercenter of Corinth, within ninety (90) days after 1/4 mile past hospital the date of the first publicaon 72 West. tion of this notice or the same shall be forever barred. NEW 3 BR, 1 BA HOMES The first day of the publicaDel. & setup tion of this notice is the 24th $29,950.00 day of January, 2012. Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth 1/4 mile past hospital WITNESS my signature on on 72 West. this 19th day of January, 2012. NEW 4 BR, 2 BA home Del. & setup $44,500 Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth, 1/4 mi. past hospital on 72 West 662-287-4600


0840 Auto Services 0860 Vans for Sale '10 WHITE 15-pass. van, 3 to choose from. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381.

'95 FORD VAN Windstar, good cond., 154,000 acmiles, $2500. 65 CR 107. LARGE FAMILY t u a l 731-610-0796. HOME WITH TONS OF LIVING SPACE! 5 BEDTrucks for ROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 0864 Sale GAME ROOM, SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH '05 GMC Crew Cab LTR, WOOD BURNING FIRE- 38k, #1419. $16,900. PLACE, 18X36 POOL WITH 1 - 8 0 0 - 8 9 8 - 0 2 9 0 or BARN AND METAL SHOP. 728-5381. CALL VICKI MULLINS @ 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH '08 DODGE RAM 1500, 4x4, crew cab, red, REAL ESTATE. $23,400. 1-800-898-0290 CORINTH, BY OWNER. or 728-5381. 110 Afton Dr. 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA, 3600 sq. f t . '09 COLORADO, white, 37,000 miles, 4-dr., 2 $255,000.00. W.D., 4 cyl., auto., 662-284-6252. $17,500. 662-415-5399. CORINTH, BY OWNER/BUILDER. 5007 Pebble Beach Cove. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2400 sq. ft., new, $218,400.00. 662-284-6252. HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental, or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

'96 SILVERADO Z71 off road truck, auto. trans., tool box, good cond., $4000. 665-9369 during day. 1994 CHEVY S-10, 6 cyl., 4.3 ltr., 194,000 miles, $2000. 662-284-6054.

Whereas, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Chester D. Robinson and Judy A. Robinson, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney’s fees, Trustee’s fees and expense of sale;

Now, therefore, I, Rebecca Coleman Phipps, Trustee, in said deed of trust will '08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, on the 13th day of February, moon roof, 33k, $11,900. 2012, offer for sale at public 1-800-898-0290 o r outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and will sell within le728-5381. gal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 FINANCIAL p.m.) at the South front door of the County Courthouse at Corinth, County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, to-wit: LEGALS


I will convey only such title as vested in me as Trustee.


INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: THOMAS W A Y N E Southeast Quarter of Section ARONLD, EXECUTOR OF 18, Township 3 South, Range THE ESTATE OF ALMA P. 8 East MOORE, DECEASED 3t 1/24, 1/31, 2/7/12 January 24, 2012 13548 January 31, 2012 February 7, 2012 NOTICE TO 13547 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF ALCORN The City of Corinth will receive sealed bids until 10:00 TRUSTEE’S a.m. CST on the 28th day of NOTICE OF SALE February, 2012, for a depository for a two year period. KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE The selected financial inPRESENTS, THAT: stitution will receive the deposits of the Municipality of Whereas, on July 30, Corinth, the Corinth Public 2009, Elizabeth Jane Long, Utilities Commission, the executed a Deed of Trust to Corinth-Alcorn County AirRebecca Coleman Phipps, port Board, Corinth-Alcorn Trustee for the benefit of County Tourism Council, and Chester D. Robinson and the Crossroads Arena Board. Judy A. Robinson which Deed Bidders must meet all of of Trust is recorded as Instru- the requirements outlined in ment No.200903737, in the Sections 27-105-1 thru office of the Chancery Clerk 27-105-371 of the Mississippi of Alcorn County, Mississippi. Code of 1972, as amended.

0868 Cars for Sale

0955 Legals

East 224.9 feet; thence North 00 degrees 10 minutes East 244.5 feet to said centerline; 0955 Legals thence South 41 degrees 20 minutes West 224.6 feet back to point of beginning.

Special requirements are: All accounts must pay interests (provide interest rate for all city accounts and interest rate for the account which credit card and/or debit card are processed, if different) Option: Will you process payments to the City of Corinth by credit card and/or debit card in accordance with the provision of Mississippi law? Yes ( ) No ( )

If you are willing to process credit card/debit card payments in accordance with Mississippi law, will there be any charge to the City of Corinth. Yes ( ) No ( )

If you are willing to process credit card and/or debit card payments, will it reduce the interest rate that you are willing to pay on city accounts as set forth hereinabove? Yes ( ) No ( )

The number of accounts shall not be limited.

Depository shall furnish deposit slips and deposit stamps free of charge for all Accounts.

Situated and being in Depository shall furnish the County of Alcorn, checks free of charge for State of Mississippi, Tourism Account. to-wit: The City shall furnish for Beginning at the North- all other accounts. west Corner of the No charges shall be asSouthwest Quarter of sessed for stop payments, inthe Southeast Quarter advertent overdrafts or wire of Section 18, Township transfers. 3 South, Range 8 East and run East 1320 feet; If you have any questions, thence run North please call Vickie Roach at 2727.0 feet to the point (662-286-6644. of beginning in the cen- Done by order of the Board terline of a gravel road; on the 20th day of December, thence South 245.56 2011. feet; thence North 41 degrees 03 minutes Tommy Irwin, Mayor East 224.9 feet; thence North 00 degrees 10 Vickie Roach, minutes East 244.5 feet City Clerk to said centerline; Publish: thence South 41 de- January 24, 2012 grees 20 minutes West January 31, 2012 224.6 feet back to point Depository Bids 2012 13549 of beginning.

NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary been on this day granted Mobile Homes have to the undersigned, THOMAS 0741 for Sale WAYNE ARNOLD, on the '08 32X68 DW, 5BR, 3BA, estate of Alma P. Moore, deC/H/A, sold as is. Must ceased, by the Chancery be moved! $69,000. Court of Alcorn County, Mis662-396-1324. sissippi, and all persons having claims against said estate are Computer required to have the same 0515 probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court I will convey only such title within ninety (90) days after as vested in me as Trustee. the date of the first publication of this notice or the WITNESS MY SIGNAsame shall be forever barred. TURE this the 3rd day of The first day of the publica- June, 2010. tion of this notice is the 24th day of January, 2012. REBECCA COLEMAN PHIPPS WITNESS my signature on TRUSTEE this 19th day of January, 2012. INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: THOMAS W A Y N E Southeast Quarter of Section ARONLD, EXECUTOR OF 18, Township 3 South, Range THE ESTATE OF ALMA P. 8 East MOORE, DECEASED 3t 1/24, 1/31, 2/7/12 January 24, 2012 13548 January 31, 2012 February 7, 2012 13547

0220 Medical/Dental



FOR SALE 2 Air/Heating Units. Call 662-278-9345 or 662-278-9918 for more info.

Home Improvement & Repair

BUTLER, DOUG: Foundation, floor leveling, bricks cracking, rotten wood, basements, shower floor. Over 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 731-239-8945 or 662-284-6146.

HANDY-MAN REPAIR Spec. Lic. & Bonded, plumbing, electrical, floors, woodrot, carpentry, sheetrock. Res./com. Remodeling & repairs. 662-286-5978.

Storage, Indoor/ Outdoor

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Apply in person at or online: Or Tri-County Healthcare Center 409 Park Avenue Adamsville, Tn. 38310 or We offer: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401-k, Aflac, Life and Direct Deposit much more. EOE/M/F/D/V

AMERICAN MINI STORAGE 2058 S. Tate Across from World Color


MORRIS CRUM Mini-Stor. 72 W. 3 diff. locations, unloading docks, rental truck avail, 286-3826.

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