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‘No mo’: Tax service shuts Corinth office

Getting close to the goal

BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

The Corinth branch of a tax preparation service has apparently closed its doors, leaving some customers wondering when or if they will get their income tax refunds. Police Chief David Lancaster said his department began to get complaints about Mo Money Taxes on South Harper Road last week. “These are people who filed their tax returns with Mo Money and then didn’t get their refund checks,” he said. Detective Capt. Ralph Dance said people have also complained about exorbitant fees. He has taken eight to 10 complaints about the business. “They would tell people their check was coming back in so many days, but people were not getting their checks,” said

Dance. The business was apparently open as recently as late last week but, by Monday, there was a note on the door saying the business was closed for the season. Meredith Key, a customer of the Corinth branch of Mo Money Taxes, said her tax refund is in limbo and it is causing a hardship because her husband was laid off and her work hours have been cut. “The IRS is telling me there is nothing they can do because they’ve deposited the money into their account,” she said. “Now I don’t know if I’m ever going to get it.” She said she and some other customers waited for someone to show up at the business Saturday from the morning until 2 Please see TAX | 3

School district eyes key building projects BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

Pizza Inn owner Steve Henson shows Ruby and Christopher Patterson how the pizzas are cut at the business. A fundraiser to help transport local special-needs children to Disney World will be held tonight at Pizza Inn from 5-8 p.m. Organizer Havis Hurley says the children will receive 15 percent of what is taken in during 5-8 p.m. and all tips. Thus far, $19,200 has been raised to take around 40 children and adults to Disney on May 26.

The Corinth School District is beginning to move toward a new round of building projects focused on improvements at the high school and middle school campuses. The district’s board of trustees agreed on Monday to apply to the Mississippi Department of Education for qualified school construction bond funding that remains available from the federal stimulus programs. Board members planned to tour facilities this week to get a look at possible projects as they prepare

to formulate a priority list. The district seeks up to $5 million and has a list of projects totaling an estimated $6.2 million. “We have the ability to repay it without any type of tax increase,” said Superintendent Lee Childress. “It’s definitely something I think we should consider.” Board members received a list of possible projects to consider, and Childress emphasized that probably not every item on the list would be completed. All of the previous bond issue and qualified school construcPlease see PROJECTS | 3

Legislator connects Cook-off looking for some local chili favorites with people through Internet, Facebook BY MARK BOEHLER

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A new legislator is taking advantage of technology to better connect with his constituents. District 3 State Rep. Tracy Arnold has established himself on the Internet with a website and a Facebook page that allow him to communicate and share information with the people of the district. The website, at www.williamtracyarnold.com, contains a variety of information about his background and his positions on the issues. It also includes a link to e-mail him with questions and concerns.

A local group of volunteers hopes this year’s Easter holiday weekend traditions around the dinner table will include a Southwestern flair. The fifth annual Crossroads Chili Cook-Off, which crowns official International Chili Society sanctioned Mississippi state champions in several categories, will be held Easter weekend this year. The popular event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at the Corinth Depot in downtown Corinth in conjunction with the Green Market’s fourth season. “This won’t happen every year,” said cook-off organizer Steve Knight about the event being held on Easter weekend. “We won’t face the situation for several more years.” The Green Market is traditionally held the first Saturday each month outside of cold winter months. When its event committee decided to not change the

Arnold said he’s particularly proud of the Facebook page, which can be found by logging into the popular social networking site and searching for William Tracy Arnold. The page allows him to share information and photos and to receive messages from those in the district who may have questions or concerns. “It’s just a better way to hear the voice of the people in District 3,” he said. Arnold represents most of Prentiss County and south Alcorn County, including the Rienzi area. Arnold said it’s important to him to understand what Please see ARNOLD | 2

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date, the chili cook-off committee decided to hold the event on the same date despite conflicts some people may have. The April 6-7 weekend will also be full of activities at Shiloh National Military Park in conjunction with the 150th anniversary

of the two-day Civil War battle fought there. Although the chili cook-off is expecting a slight drop off in the number of sanctioned teams from out of state coming to comPlease see COOK-OFF | 2

On this day in history 150 years ago The Confederate stronghold at Fort Donelson surrenders to Gen. U.S. Grant in the first major battlefield loss by the Confederacy. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, a pre-war friend of Grant, was forced to give up 15,000 men and over 100 pieces of artillery.

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Things to do today School out early Biggersville High School and Biggersville Elementary School will dismiss classes at 1:20 p.m. today due to the boys’ basketball team playing in the North Half Tournament. The Lions play on their home floor at 4 p.m. today versus West Oktibbeha.

“Safe House,” R, ****, starring Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brandon Gleeson, Sam Shepherd, Nora Arnezeder; directed Daniel Espinosa; Universal film; length — 115 minutes After a brief introduction of CIA agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) the action begins in “Safe House.” The audience learns Weston, who is responsible for a CIA safe house in Cape Town, Africa, is bored for lack of action. Soon, however, he will have enough action to last him a lifetime. Agent Weston has a beautiful girlfriend (Nora Arnezeder), who does not know the truth about his job. As the audience will soon underTerry stand, unBurns disclosed informaMovie Critic tion is a necessity to protect the innocent and the guilty. Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) is a rogue agent who crossed the line several years ago. He sells classified secrets to the highest bidder without remorse. His expertise, abilities and proficiency become obvious to the audience within seconds of the first reel. However, because he has so many people trying to kill him, Frost decides to walk into the American embassy in Cape Town and turn himself in. At this point Weston receives a call from Washington, D.C., where several agents are monitoring the progress of Frost. Weston is ordered to take Frost in as a house guest at the safe house. This makes Weston responsible for Frost until he can be delivered to the CIA. Weston now has his chance to demonstrate his talents and abilities as an agent with the pos-

Pickin’ on the Square Savannah Grass will be the guest band at Pickin’ on the Square tonight at East Corinth Elementary School. Pickin’ starts at 7 p.m.

Country music night The Joe Rickman Band will be playing on Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Burnsville city park building. Admission is $3, single and $5, couple. There will be concessions. The event is family-friendly with no smoking or alcohol. Proceeds go toward the community center.

Zumba classes From now through June, Baptist Memorial HospitalBooneville will sponsor a free Zumba class at the Westside Community Center every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before the class begins — no one will be allowed to enter after the class starts.

Art exhibit Nineteen artists with the Mississippi Painters Society are exhibiting their artwork at the Northeast Mississippi Community College campus in Booneville. The paintings are exhibited in the art gallery of Anderson Hall. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Black History art Several venues in Corinth are hosting the creative vision of a group of black artists throughout February. Most of the work is in place now and will be displayed throughout Black History Month at the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery, Corinth Library, Black History Museum, Alcorn Welcome Center and the Green Mango restaurant.

Photo contest Local photographers are invited to participate in Arts in McNairy’s sixth annual Amateur Photo Contest. 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 in Tennessee just off U.S. 45 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. Entry forms are available at the photo-center at Wal-Mart in Selmer, Tenn. For more information and qualifications or to request an entry form by mail contact George Souders at 731-610-1365.

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the people he represents are concerned about and to let them know what’s going on in the capitol. He said he tries not to

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overwhelm people with too many Facebook updates because he knows it can become cluttered, but he wants the site to be a place where people can come to get information and to communicate their issues with him. He plans to expand both sites more in the future and hopes to add tools that will make it even easier for people to communicate with him.

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sibility of moving to a more challenging job. The action begins and does not let up. Like the beginning of a Grand Prix race, the white flag drops and the action begins its race to the finish line. The audience will not have time to take their eyes off the screen. Car chases, shoot-outs, foot races and escapes keeps everyone on the edge of their seats for the rest of the film. The action in “Safe House” takes place in Cape Town, Washington D.C. and Paris. An interesting moment takes place when Frost visits an old friend. They talk about adapting to getting older and accept-

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pete in Corinth, the committee is cooking up a recipe of success to beef up local entries and interest. The Crossroads Chili Cook-Off has added a new Local Favorite category, which will be scored by sanctioned judges. The winner gets $300 and a trophy, while second and third places will depend on number of entries, said Knight. “This is something just for local teams,” explained Knight. “We want to really, really encourage local participation.” “There are many folks out there who think they make a pretty good pot of chili,” added the event chairperson. “Here’s a chance to have some fun outside the home kitchen and see how the chili rates with other people.” The fee is $25 and local favor-

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ing life. The psychological discussion does not last long but it demonstrates the lives both of the friends have experienced. The movie’s plot will force the audience to wonder about what direction it is going in. To quote John Wayne in “The Searchers,” — “They make you think they are going one way when in fact they are going the other.” Who are the bad guys? Greed has become such a major part of so many lives; people do not want the truth anymore. By breaking the rules and allowing certain things to be covered up, the truth seems to be on the

ites entries must have two quarts of chili for the judges and another gallon for People’s Choice. The best part for participants in the local favorite — the chili can be made ahead of time, noted Knight. “It’s simple for people to get involved,” added Knight. “Just prepare chili ahead of time and keep it warm.” People’s Choice is one of the most fun parts of the chili cook-off. For a small fee to a charity, people get to sample chili and pick their favorite. The winner gets a trophy. “People’s Choice has been a huge success,” said Knight, as 13 teams competed last year. “People enjoy sampling the chili.” The cook-off committee is encouraging churches, school groups, civic clubs and businesses — especially restaurants — to get involved and enter in local favorites. The Crossroads Chili Cook-Off

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backburner. With power comes money. I recommend “Safe House” for a tense story, smart performances and edge of the seat action. Also, it is always refreshing to observe great actors performing in movies with substance and style. Most movies are made for the 25-andunder age group which are mostly recycled with very little plot or creativity. At least “Safe House” gives originality some semblance of reality. Terry Burns is technology coordinator for the McNairy County School System. A life-long movie buff, he can be contacted by email at burns984@bellsouth.net. Terry’s movie grading scale: five-plus stars — as good as it gets; five stars — don’t miss; four stars — excellent; three stars — good; two stars — fair; one star — poor; no stars — don’t bother.

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Deaths Carroll Britton RAMER, Tenn. — Funeral services for Carroll Wayne Britton, 51, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer with burial at Indian Creek Cemetery in Ramer. Mr. Britton died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. Born in Selmer on April 30, 1960, he worked in trucking. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Danielle Britton of Ramer; a son, Waylon Carroll Britton (Amy) of Corinth; two brothers, Carmon Britton (Patsy) of Michie, Tenn, and Clay Britton (Shari) of Ramer; a half-brother, Alford Hollo-

Robert Lambert Robert (Mr. Lee) Lambert was born July 12, 1938, in Pocahontas, Tenn., the son of the late Johnnie and Lennie Newman Lambert. He was united in marriage to Virginia Phillips on Sept. 28, 1960. Mr. Lambert owned and operated Gill’s Diners in Rockford, Ill., from 1960 to 1981. After relocating to Corinth, he operated Lee’s Country Store for 22 years. He was a former resident of Rockford, New MilLambert ford, and Winnebago, Ill., as well as Biggersville. Mr. Lambert loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed attending steam train shows, taking care of his animals, and was a fan of NASCAR racing. Mr. Lambert departed this life on Feb. 13, 2012, in Michie, Tenn., at the age of 73 years, seven months and one day. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia (Phillips)

way (Cindy) of Ramer; and three grandchildren, Nathan, Ryan and Logan Britton, all of Corinth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lou (Youngblood) Britton and Lonnie Carmon “L.C.� Britton, and a halfsister, Christine Kirk. Jetta Forsythe will officiate the service. Visitation is today from 5:30 until 8 p.m.

Jeanette C. Mann IUKA — Funeral services for Jeanette C. Mann, 81, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with

Lambert of Michie, Tenn.; two daughters, Aleasa J. Helsinger of Corinth and Patina Warren and husband Ken of Corinth; a son, Gregory Lambert and wife Jan of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren: Stephanie Yurchak-Helsinger and husband Justin, Eric Helsinger, Robert Lambert and wife Wendy, Brittney Helsinger, Rachel Lambert, Gwen Lambert, Madelyn Warren, Claire Lambert, Maycie Warren, and Weston Warren; a great-grandchild, Lyric Yurchak; two sisters, Mary Ruth Lambert of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda Huffman of Kirkland, Ill.; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by two sisters, Deloris Lambert and Lola Richey, and four brothers: Willard Lambert, J. D. Lambert, Joe Lambert, and Weldon Lambert. Services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at West Corinth Tabernacle Church in Corinth with Ron Phillips and Merl Dixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery near Corinth. Pallbearers will be Larry Wigginton, Ray Settlemires, Danny Duke, Robert S. Lambert, Eric Helsinger, and Benji Bright. Visitation for Mr.

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p.m. When she has called the corporate phone number, she cannot get through to anyone. Even more frustrating for Key, she said she had only requested an estimate off her pay stub and did not want the business to actually file her taxes. There was no answer at the business’ phone number Wednesday afternoon. Dance said customers have also complained about hidden fees that greatly increase the cost of the service. The state attorney general’s office has told the police department there is nothing for it to do locally. The police department is referring people to the AG’s website to file a complaint. Dance said the AG’s office or federal authorities could initiate an inquiry. “Right now, nobody knows whether it’s a computer glitch or whether they’re just stealing,� he said. Dance said the same

“Right now, nobody knows whether it’s a computer glitch or whether they’re just stealing.� Detective Capt. Ralph Dance circumstances appear to be happening at Mo Money locations in numerous states. The Better Business Bureau of the MidSouth issued an alert about the company last week. The BBB has given the company an “F� rating for failure to respond to complaints about refunds not received when promised and fees incurred that were more than the company stated. The consumer complaint form for the AG’s office is at this link: http://www.ago.state. ms.us/index.php/sections/consumer/complaints

burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Mann died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home. A member of Iuka Baptist Church, she was the executive director of the Iuka Housing Authority and a board member of the Tishomingo County School District and the Midway-Pleasant Hill Water Association for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Debra M. LeMay (Bill), Cheryl Howell and Emily Wooten, all of Iuka; one son, John Mann (Reda) of Iuka; seven grandchildren, Erica Taylor (John-Grady), John Derek Mann, Carrie Clark LeMay, Samantha Mann Hardwick (Drew), Jesse Bryson Mann

Lambert will be from 5 until 9 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth. Visitation on Friday will be from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at West Corinth Tabernacle Church. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer is in charge of arrangements.

Gerry Dilworth Funeral services for Gerry D. Dilworth, 74, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Dilworth died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born July 26, 1937, he was a retired instrument mechanic for Counce Paper mill with more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and a deacon for 25 years. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was very talented at repairing everything and enjoyed doing so for all his friends. One of Mr. Gerry’s Christian trademarks was his response to the often asked question of “How are you doing?� In his baritone

(Samantha), Chad Braxton Howell and Brad Braxton Howell; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brison Mann; her parents, J.U. and Emma Clark; eight sisters; five brothers; and a granddaughter, Mary Ashley Dancoe. Bro. Stanley Magill, Bro. Tim Dixon and Bro. Tony Curtis will officiate. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m.

Joseph Mosley IUKA — Funeral services for Joseph B. Mosley, 81, are set for 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Fu-

voice he would always respons, “Very well, thank you.� Survivors include a son, Marty Dilworth (Robin) of Corinth; a daughter, Solita Dilworth of Corinth; two grandchildren, Ashley Dilworth and Joshua Dilworth; a greatgrandchild, Haze Milligan; two sisters, Paulette Derrick (Ray) of Rienzi and Lenora Laing of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Glenda McNair Dilworth, and his parents, Mark John Dilworth and Zelma I. Farris Dilworth. Pallbearers are Joshua Dilworth, Neal Starnes, George Welch, Danny Dilworth, Jimmy Hamlin and Jerry Rogers. Bro. Excail Burleson will officiate. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m.

Ruby Odle Funeral services for Ruby D. Odle, 95, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Tuscumbia Baptist Church with burial at the church cemetery. Ms. Odle died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center

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tion bond funding has been used on construction projects. The board received a list of possible projects to consider. Childress said the planning needs to move quickly if any of the projects are to get under way during the summer months while school is not in session. The list includes the planned softball facility on Proper Street. At the high school, “We need to repaint the entire school and resurface� the parking, said Childress. “There is going to possibly be a need for a roof.

We need to do a full assessment of that.� Other possible work at the high school includes window replacement, replacing exterior doors with a keyless entry system, and carpet replacement. In the auditorium, the district has received some recommendations for acoustical improvements. “They are going to make a couple of changes to some equipment, but they think some type of deadening or sound panels or curtaining at the top will definitely help it,� said Childress. The district will also look at improving the access road to the practice

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in Corinth. She was born on June 14, 1916, to the late M.B. and Myrtle Burns Nichols. She was known by her family and friends as “Mother Ruby,� and she was an avid gardener, accomplished quilter, a lifelong resident of the Tuscumbia community and a devoted member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.V. Odle; one son, Willie Bruce “Bill� Odle; one daughter, Dorothy Mae Odle Crabb; one grandson, Johnny Ray Crabb Jr.; and seven siblings. Survivors include her daughter, Anna Foshee of Memphis; two sons, J.R. “Jim� Odle and his wife Julia of Medon, Tenn., and James Honnell “Doc� Odle and his wife Diane of Aiken, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 greatgreat-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends; and her church family. Bro. Warren Jones will officiate. Visitation begins at 12:30 p.m. at the church and will conclude at service time on Friday. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com.

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neral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mosley died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was a Mason. Survivors include his wife, Alpha Mosley of Iuka; three sisters, Minnie Pearl Davis of Iuka, Allie Mae Romans of Cherokee, Ala., and Twila Gray of Iuka; a nephew, Charles Maxwell (Shirley) of Iuka, and many other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant child, Leroy Mosley. Bro. Jimmy Daniel will officiate the service. Visitation was Wednesday.

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field and tennis courts. At the middle school, the district will consider projects such as parking lot resurfacing, painting of the seventh- and eighthgrade side, and some gymnasium improvements, among others. The administrative office on Harper Road could see painting and carpeting and possibly a new roof. In other business, the board approved facility rentals for the class of 1962 for a 50-year

reunion at the Corinth Middle School cafeteria on June 16 and for St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church for a fundraising function at the Corinth Middle School gym on March 3.

FAITH AND WORKS Extreme positions are taken by people across the religious world regarding faith and works. Some believe that one is saved by works while others believe that one is saved by faith only. The Bible does not teach either of these extreme doctrines. The New Testament teaches that we are justiďŹ ed by both faith and works. “Therefore being justiďŹ ed by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christâ€? (Rom 5: I). “Ye see then how that by works a man is justiďŹ ed, and not by faith onlyâ€? (James 2:24). There is no conict between the writings of Paul and James when we properly understand the passages. Paul was teaching justiďŹ cation by faith rather than works of the law. James was teaching that works must accompany our faith. The New Testament teaches both faith and works are necessary in order for one to be saved. After hearing Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost the Jews believed and asked, “ ... Men and brethren, what shall we doâ€? (Acts 2:37)?â€? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghostâ€? (Acts 2:38). After hearing and believing Peter’s message, Peter instructed them to save themselves. “And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generationâ€? (Acts 2:40). They heard the message, believed and obeyed and the Lord added them to His church. “Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.â€? (Acts 2:47). They believed, obeyed and were saved. The key to faith or works is supplied by both Paul and James. Paul says our faith must work by love. “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by loveâ€? (Gal 5:6). James says that we show our faith by our works. “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my worksâ€? (Jam 2: 18). One is not saved by faith only or works only, but by a working faith. “But wilt thou know, 0 vain man, that faith without works is deadâ€? (Jam 2:20)? We are not saved by faith or works, but by faith and works.

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Considering consolidation About the only way that school consolidation in any scope will occur in Mississippi is if it’s initiated by the state Legislature. As has been demonstrated in Leflore County and elsewhere, consolidation talks on the local level usually get nowhere because the people involved are more concerned about preserving jobs or power than doing what’s best for the students and the taxpayers. The Legislature, after rejecting in 2011 then-Gov. Haley Barbour’s proposal to reduce the number of school districts from 152 to 100, looks like it’s poised to at least experiment with the idea. Recently, the Senate passed a bill that would merge the three Sunflower County school districts into one. The measure awaits action in the House. Sunflower County is an easy target with which to start. All three of its school districts — Sunflower County, Indianola and Drew — are under state control because of chronically low academic performance and other problems. That doesn’t leave them with much leverage to argue in favor of the status quo. And because none of them does well, none of them can object to assuming someone else’s headaches. All three are beset with them. Under the bill, a new countywide school board would be elected to run the consolidated district. That school board — with oversight from state education officials — would hire the new superintendent. None of the three existing superintendents would be eligible for the job. Proponents of the bill claim that consolidation would save $1.2 million a year in administrative costs. They don’t offer a calculation of how much better the education might be, but it couldn’t be a whole lot worse. It’s definitely worth trying. If it works, then it could be the opening volley for doing the same in other parts of the state where the districts are too small or their performance too substandard or both. The Greenwood Commonwealth

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In his FY 2013 Budget Recommendation, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant stated that libraries are not an “appropriate government function” and are a “non-core area.” Consistent with these beliefs, the Republican budget calls for a 15 percent cut to Mississippi’s public libraries. This proposed cut would be particularly painful to our local libraries as the Mississippi Library Commission has been cut by more than $3.4 million or 24 percent over the last three years. In a letter to Bryant dated Feb. 3, Ms. Sharman Bridges Smith, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission, expressed an understanding of the difficult challenges facing budget writers: “Librarians understand that these are difficult times and we expect to take cuts along with all other public entities.” Even so, Ms. Smith noted, “These cuts have and continue to severely impact citizen access to the very priorities of your administrationjobs, early childhood literacy, and reading.” To illustrate her point, Ms. Smith listed several services provided by Mississippi’s public libraries including: ■ More than 37 percent of 2.7 million people using computers in public libraries each year are doing job searches or completing employment applications; ■ Many local public libraries serve as WIN Job Centers; and ■ More than 400,000 Mississippi children participate in 13,000 children’s programs each year Our local libraries help connect Mississippians to jobs, introduce children to books and encourage adults to continue learning long after their classroom days are over. These essential services are worth protecting and deserve more credit than the Republican Budget allows. Brandon Jones, Executive Director Mississippi Democratic Trust

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Lawmakers wrestle inventory tax question county’s millage rate STARKVILLE — based on a taxpayer’s Look for an old batassessed values. The tle to confront the millage rates vary by “new” Republicancounty but based on controlled Missisthe 2011 annual resippi Legislature durport of the state Deing the 2012 regular session as the state’s Sid Salter partment of Revenue business community Columnist there were $870.7 million worth of taxcontinues to push for able inventories in either a repeal of the state’s inventory tax or an the state’s business community that year. exemption from it. The business commuAn effort to persuade the Legislature to phase out the nity claims the state’s curstate’s inventory tax failed rent inventory tax keeps in 2009. Mississippi is one it from being competitive of only nine states to con- with other states and keeps tinue to levy an inventory the state from attracting tax, which is a property tax new businesses or growing levied by cities and coun- existing ones against reties against a company’s gional competition in states inventory. The inventory where no such tax is levied. Those same business tax is paid by businesses at the end of every calendar groups — including the inyear, with the money going fluential Mississippi Ecoto local governments and nomic Council and the Mississippi Manufacturers schools. Business groups call the Association — further argue tax “regressive.” Inventory inventory taxes are a form tax is an annual ad valor- of possible double or triple em tax on business inven- taxation. How? The “widget” in tories (and also on other personal property such as inventory is first taxed as business furniture, fixtures inventory, and then used and equipment). The inven- as a basis for a privilege tax tory tax is 15 percent of a license (the more “widgets”

a company has, the more it pays) and then in some cases the “widget” is also subject to standard 7 percent sales tax. Those valid arguments are good, solid business arguments to reduce or eliminate the inventory tax. But the issue isn’t that simple. A recent analysis by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University requested by the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, Miss. Municipal League, Miss. Assn. of School Superintendents and the Miss. Assn. of School Boards projected that cities, counties and local school districts would lose approximately $162 million in county, municipal and school revenues if they inventory tax is eliminated. The Stennis study forecast that counties would lose $56 million, cities would lose $33 million and that schools would lose $71.9 million. The state’s community colleges also derive a lesser amount of revenue from inventory taxes as well.

Schools, county governments and municipal governments are severely limited in their abilities to make up the loss of $162 million in revenues. If the inventory tax is eliminated, county and municipal governments and public school districts will be forced to make up $162 million in lost revenue from other taxpayers. What’s the most likely source? Higher property taxes and those higher taxes will likely come in the form of higher real estate taxes, higher car tags, and the like. Eliminating the state’s inventory is a tax cut if and only if the Legislature makes provisions to hold county and municipal governments and school districts harmless from the impact of this businessfriendly legislation. Otherwise, this isn’t a tax cut — it’s a tax swap from corporate taxpayers to individual taxpayers. Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or sidsalter@sidsalter.com.

President Obama’s blueprint: Tax, spend, repeat playing games with President Barack the so-called baseObama loves to line, the assumption talk about how he of what spending will was open to painful be in future years. All changes in entitleof the legerdemain is ment programs in tissue for a continlast year’s private Rich ued spending spree. budget talks with Lowery The budget proRepublicans. Oddly poses slightly more enough, his braggedNational about courage behind Review in spending in fiscal year 2013 than the closed doors disapadministration repears every time he has to put his vision to pa- quested in its last budget for the coming year. Over per in the light of day. His latest budget is built 10 years, spending will inon gimmicks and cheery as- crease from $3.8 trillion to sumptions that support a $5.8 trillion, for $47 trillion massive superstructure of total. Spending doesn’t decline in any year. As recentnew taxes and new debt. It is a blueprint for na- ly as the end of the Clinton tional decline, a budget years spending was about worthy of Elysee Palace in 18 percent of GDP. Presiits fiscal indiscipline, its dent Obama plans to spend squeeze on defense and its more than 22 percent of assumption of ever-increas- GDP every single year of ing centralized bureaucratic his hoped-for two terms in office. In 2022, spending power. The headline number is will be almost 23 percent $4 trillion in alleged debt of GDP. The increase in reduction over 10 years. spending that we were told This figure includes about was an emergency response $1 trillion for the wind- to the recession becomes down of the wars in Iraq the new normal. The president wants to and Afghanistan that is happening regardless. Only chase the new spending in Washington do you take with almost $2 trillion in credit for cutting money you new taxes — higher taxes on were never going to spend. income, on dividends, on The budget gets some more capital gains and on sundry deficit reduction through other targets. Tax receipts

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will double from $2.5 trillion to $5.1 trillion and hit a little more than 20 percent of GDP in 2022, well above the average since 1940 of 17.4 percent. While spending grows overall, defense gets cut back. It is the area that the Obama administration considers most deserving of a dose of Greek-style austerity. Overall security spending — a broad category that includes more than just defense — will go from 5.2 percent of GDP to 3.4 percent. At the same time we are told we are pivoting toward an Asia threatened by a rising China. The administration assumes the growth of Medicare will be kept under control by its king’s cure, the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The budget envisions investing the board with new powers and clamping down further on its goal for controlling Medicare. The experts populating the board are limited to cuts to providers that either won’t happen or will drive many of them out of the program. The bottom line is that even with the assumptions of healthy economic growth, of high taxes, of

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a peace dividend and of a ruthlessly efficient team of bureaucratic masters for Medicare, the debt picture is still bleak. On its own terms, the Obama budget would add another $11 trillion in gross debt, taking us to an astonishing $26 trillion. And that’s if nothing goes wrong. This budget won’t be passed by Congress or even the Democratic-held Senate, because Democrats got out of that business. President Obama inveighs against a do-nothing Congress even though his own party hasn’t passed a budget in the Senate, as required by law, in more than 1,000 days. His chief of staff, Jack Lew, asserted the other day that Democrats can’t do it because Republicans won’t let them get 60 votes — when all they need is 51. Given how much worse he looks whenever he puts something down on paper, the president should himself take the next logical step and stop offering budgets altogether. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. He can be reached via e-mail: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com.

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State Legislature adopts new House passes bill to limit budgeting rule change the attorney general’s power BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators have set a new budget-writing rule, but only after arguing about whether it increases accountability or limits most lawmakers’ power to boost spending on education and other programs. Senators voted 32-16 Wednesday to adopt the Legislature’s joint operating rules for the fouryear term that started last month. The House approved the rules 72-48 Monday. Republicans now control both chambers, and Republican leaders pushed the budget-writing change. Before this term, Republicans controlled the Senate and Democrats controlled the House.

During rocky economic times the past few years, House and Senate leaders were frequently at odds over how much money to spend and how much to leave in various accounts that make up the state’s financial reserves. Republicans often accused Democrats of wanting to deplete the savings accounts, while Democrats often accused Republicans of underfunding education, health care and other state services. Under the new budget rule, any legislator who wants to add money to a state program must say specifically which other agency’s budget they’d cut to find the extra cash. The legislator could not request that additional money be pulled from financial reserves, even if there are hundreds of

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millions in reserve. Mississippi was already required to have a balanced budget each year. Supporters of the new rule say it will bring more accountability by requiring lawmakers to keep numbers in balance throughout the budget-writing process, not only at the end. “The vote today was about fiscal responsibility,” Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. Writing a state budget takes months, and the numbers often change before a fiscal year begins each July 1. Depending on the condition of the economy, budget writers can increase or decrease the estimate for the amount of money that can be spent.

BY JEFF AMY Associated Press

JACKSON — The Republican-led Mississippi House voted 59-55 Wednesday to pass a bill limiting the powers of the Democratic attorney general. Proponents say agency heads need to be able to hire outside lawyers without Attorney General Jim Hood’s approval when they have conflicts with Hood. The bill would also require all outside legal contracts be filed with a state board, and require the board to approve contracts worth more than $100,000. It’s the second time in a week that the House has debated the proposal. The bill considered last week failed because it violated parliamentary rules. House Judiciary A

Chairman Mark Baker, R-Brandon, said the bill keeps Hood from imposing his views on other agencies. He and other Republicans cited Hood’s failure to sue over the federal health care law as one motivation, although Republicans have long complained that Hood gives legal work to Democraticleaning lawyers who support Hood. “The fact that Jim Hood elected to dictate the policy of the state of Mississippi by doing so is going to be fixed by this bill,” Baker said. Hood contends the bill is an unconstitutional dilution of his power as the state’s chief legal officer and has threatened to sue. “Our office has a 100 percent approval rating among state agencies we represent,” Hood said in a statement after the

vote. “Obviously, this is not about the quality of our lawyers. It is an unconstitutional attempt by the Republican leaders in the House to use state agencies to intervene and try to stop our office from pursuing claims against big drug companies, Wall Street bankers and BP.” Democrats largely supported Hood, although a few crossed party lines to vote with Republicans or sat out votes. “Everybody knows this bill is here to gut the authority of the attorney general,” said Rep. Willie Bailey, D-Greenville. “They want this bill to destroy the attorney general.” Baker denied any personal motive. “I would not have brought you a bill just to poke a stick in someone’s eye,” he said.

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EVANSTON, Wyo. — A 59-year-old fugitive is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming and called the local sheriff’s office for roadside assistance. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said this

week that Richard Vincent of Prineville, Ore., was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction. Vincent called the Uinta (YOO’-ihn-tah) County Sheriff’s Office sent state troopers to help

him out. When they learned that Vincent had an outstanding felony warrant from Atlanta, he was taken into custody. Vincent is now being held for Georgia authorities pending extradition.

House leaders praise payroll tax cut deal BY ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details. The rare, bipartisan consensus reflected a desire by both parties to put the long-running drama over the issue to rest and a shared sense that their tentative agreement was probably the best deal they could get. The pact came together after House Republicans conceded that the roughly $100 billion payroll tax cut would not have to be paid for with spending cuts. “I do expect, if the agreement comes together like I expect it will, the House should vote this week,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats were pleased that the package will extend the payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits and block a 27 percent cut in doctors’ Medicare reimbursements. Without action, the tax cut, added unemployment benefits and current rate of Medicare benefits would otherwise expire March 1. “We’re way down the road from where we were just a few days ago,” she said in a brief interview. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., one of the bargainers on the legislation, said there were “just a couple of little wrinkles” left that he be-

lieved would be resolved on Wednesday. “I think a lot of people realize Congress is not enjoying a great reputation,” he told reporters. “Both sides recognized the need to get this done.” Lawmakers said among the unresolved items were details of the savings to be used to pay for about $50 billion of the roughly $150 billion package. Once finalized, the measure would be an election-year victory for President Barack Obama, who made the payroll tax cut a keystone of his largely ignored jobs creation plan in September. On Tuesday, House Republicans emerging from a closed-door meeting said reaction to the package was generally positive, with some saying it reflected a desire to avoid spending months debating an issue that cost them dearly last year. In December, the House GOP initially opposed a two-month extension of the tax cut and other benefits that were about to lapse, only to retreat under pressure from outside party leaders and conservatives. “We’ve got to move onto another issue,” said Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla. “I think that’s what the mood is.” Republicans were determined that Obama not be able to claim that the GOP was standing in the way of a middleclass tax cut. They would rather spend the months leading up to the November presidential and congressional elections focused on GOP themes of opposing tax increases, higher spending and

Obama administration regulations that they say stifle job creation. The tentative compromise would extend through December the current 2 percentagepoint cut in the usual 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax deducted from workers’ paychecks. That reduction, which saves $1,000 a year for families earning $50,000, would affect 160 million workers and would otherwise expire on March 1. Excluded, aides said, was a collection of expiring tax breaks, largely for businesses buying equipment and other corporate expenses that had been sought by some lawmakers of both parties. Participants said the Medicare payments to doctors would be paid for by reducing Medicare reimbursements to hospitals and by cutting about $5 billion from an $8 billion program under Obama’s health care overhaul aimed at battling obesity and smoking. The unemployment benefits would be financed with a collection of savings that include government sales of parts of the broadcast airwaves to wireless companies and from boosting federal workers’ contributions to their pensions. In private, some Democrats called it a victory, pointing to the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefit extensions while heading off the GOP’s earlier demand that the entire measure be financed with spending cuts and other savings. Others complained that the jobless benefit extensions were not generous enough.

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A read on the job market The job market has shown signs of strengthening, and another good report is expected today from the Labor Department. Its count of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week is expected to be up slightly from the previous week. But economists still expect it to come in under 375,000. If we have consistent readings under that number, we could see a significant drop in unemployment and gains in hiring.

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Big profit for GM? General Motors is expected to report its best full-year earnings in its 103-year history. Financial analysts expect GM to say its profit climbed to around $8 billion. A big turnaround given that the company is less than three years past the government-funded bankruptcy protection that saved it from collapse. But GM does have some struggles — its European operations have likely been hurt by the weak economy in the region.

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6

based on past 12 months’ results

Dividend: None Source: FactSet

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Sports

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vandy opens Ole Miss crucial stretch The Associated Press

OXFORD — Mississippi is about to embark on its most crucial — and brutal — stretch of the season. In less than 48 hours, the Rebels (15-9 overall, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) will host Vanderbilt (17-8, 6-4) tonight before travelling to face No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday. Junior Murphy Holloway said his team isn’t moaning about the quick turn against two of the SEC’s elite teams, and instead is relishing the

challenge. “You might as well,” Holloway said. “Because you can’t run from it.” To stay in the conversation for an NCAA Tournament atlarge berth, Ole Miss probably needs at least a split. The Rebels have had an up-anddown February, but are fresh off a come-from-behind victory over Auburn on Saturday. Holloway was the catalyst in that win, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. And his wide 6-foot-7 frame

will be needed against both the Commodores and Wildcats, who have some of the biggest and most talented teams in the SEC. Like Holloway, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said he wasn’t going to complain about the difficult schedule. “I try not to get too far ahead,” Kennedy said. “When you get into the grind of the season, it’s just getting to the next day. That’s been our approach. That’s what I want our kids to do so I try to live it myself. Vanderbilt’s

outstanding — just like Kentucky, there are not a lot of holes in their game.” Mississippi has proven to be a feisty — if flawed — team that depends on outstanding rebound and defense to offset poor outside shooting and a tendency to commit too many turnovers. After the Auburn win, Kennedy joked that he occasionally checks the waiver wire for new players, but none are available. Please see REBELS | 9

Another Night of Basketball

4 TCU players arrested BY NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas — Authorities arrested 17 students in a sweeping drug sting at Texas Christian University on Wednesday, a bust that included four members of the Horned Frogs football team. Police said those arrested were caught making “hand-to-hand” sales of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs to undercover officers. They said the bust followed a six-month investigation prompted by complaints from students, parents and others. “There is no doubt,” TCU Police Chief Steve McGee said at a morning news conference. Police said they had not determined whether any of the players were selling to other athletes. Chancellor Victor Boschini suggested the four players’ Please see TCU | 9

Shorts Biggersville North Half Biggersville High School and Elementary School will dismiss today at 1:20 in preparation for the Class 1A Boys North Half held at BHS. 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.   Volleyball League The Selmer Park and Recreation Department will be having a co-ed volleyball league. A meeting will be held on March 29 at 6 p.m. for all interested in participating. Rules will be discussed at meeting. Cost is $25 per player and teams must consist of at least one female. Games will be played on Thursday night. For more info call 731-610-7170.

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Alcorn Central earned the right for another night of roundball with a road win at Independence on Tuesday night. Jay Moore (11) and the Bears will face Aberdeen tonight in the North Half at Booneville. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

Withey comes out of ‘left field’ for Kansas BY DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey knew he was in trouble when he failed to track down a rebound and Kansas coach Bill Self immediately brought practice to a screeching halt. Withey was coming off a miserable performance at Missouri, held scoreless in a game against the fourthranked Jayhawks’ stiffest challenger for Big 12 supremacy, and Self was so annoyed by the 7-footer’s lack of hustle that he told him to start running the stairs in Allen Fieldhouse. There are somewhere in

the neighborhood of 900 steps inside the historic arena. Withey touched just about every one of them. “He was disgusted, so he told me to touch all the stairs. I couldn’t blame him,” Withey said. “I think he was trying to light a fire under me.” It’s been ablaze ever since. Withey poured in a careerbest 25 points in a victory at No. 9 Baylor, and followed it up with 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against Oklahoma State. His performance against rival Kansas State on Monday night — 18 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked

shots — was pivotal as the Jayhawks avoided a secondhalf collapse in a 59-53 victory. Not bad for a guy who could barely get on the court last season. “For someone who kind of came out of left field, I don’t remember anyone as dominant,” said Self, who has tutored his share of NBA big men during his coaching career. “How do you win without him?” Self asked. It’s a good question. The Jayhawks (21-5, 11-2 Big 12) struggled early in the season against teams with length, such as top-ranked

Kentucky and No. 5 Duke. But with Withey providing a complement for player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson in the paint, Kansas is playing its best ball in quite some time. Since an upset loss to Davidson in December, its lone losses have come on the road against Iowa State and Missouri — the latter a turning point for Withey’s season. Perhaps his entire career. “He’s awesome. As a coach, I root for guys to get better,” Kansas State coach Frank Martin said. “As a fan of the game, as a guy who tries to Please see WITHEY | 9

Top-ranked Kentucky opens doors on practice BY COLIN FLY The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky opened its practice on Wednesday, allowing students, faculty, staff and a national television audience to watch the top-ranked Wildcats’ workout and scrimmage. “I want the students into it, I want the players alert and focused through the week,” coach John Calipari said. “Our practices are pretty consistent in how we go about it, then it turns into ... ‘Why don’t we call ESPN?’ Then it was like, ‘I bet it rates higher than games.’ It’s Kentucky. That’s the Kentucky Effect.” The Wildcats are trying to become the first team since 2003 to finish the Southeast-

ern Conference undefeated. Next up for Kentucky (25-1, 11-0) is Mississippi (15-9, 5-5) on Saturday. They also have games remaining at Mississippi State, home versus Vanderbilt and Georgia and the regularseason finale at Florida on March 4. The Wildcats’ rotation includes highly touted freshmen Anthony Davis, Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kyle Wiltjer to go with sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones and senior Darius Miller. “The way we’re playing, I’m happy, but I’m not satisfied. I’m just not satisfied because I want to make sure we’re getting better and I’m looking for areas: where can

we grow,” Calipari said. “I guess we could be more perfect, but the reality is: I’m happy how we’re playing, but I’m not satisfied. I want us to improve on that.” Calipari decided to open practice after what happened in the days leading up to Kentucky’s only loss. The Wildcats beat North Carolina by a point on Dec. 3, but fell at Indiana on Christian Watford’s buzzer beating 3-pointer exactly one week later after he gave the team two days off. He also downplayed that any team would gain an advantage watching the practice on television. “You say, ‘Well what if this doesn’t work?’ I know the other doesn’t work, because I lived it,” Calipari said. “The

other thing we did absolutely didn’t work after North Carolina. So I’m trying something different. Maybe it won’t work, but we’ll see. “We’re really not changing anything.” The afternoon practice drew about 2,000 people to the 8,000-seat Memorial Coliseum who received free tickets as students, faculty or staff at the university. The Wildcats wanted to make it open to the public, but parking around the campus while school was in session proved to be too logistically complicated to solve on short notice. Calipari was also unsure if they’ll be able to do a similar event in the future or if Please see UK | 9


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involvement was not a sign of a larger issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a football problem,â&#x20AC;? Boschini said. Still, the arrests stunned the campus community, coming just one day after a thrilling overtime victory by the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team and less than 24 hours after TCU released its football schedule for next season, its first in the Big 12 Conference. TCU has an enrollment of about 9,500 students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days,â&#x20AC;? coach Gary Patterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt and now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m mad.â&#x20AC;? Three key defensive players on the team were arrested: Linebacker Tanner Brock, the leading tackler two seasons ago, defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey and cornerback Devin Johnson. The other player is offensive lineman Ty Horn. Officials said the students had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;separated from TCU,â&#x20AC;? but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clear if the players had been kicked off the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I expect our student-athletes to serve as ambassadors for the university and will not tolerate behavior that reflects poorly on TCU, the athletics department, our teams or other student-athletes within the department,â&#x20AC;? athletic director Chris Del Conte said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our student-athletes are a microcosm of society and unfortunately that means some of our players reflect a culture that glorifies drugs and drug use. That mindset is not reflected by TCU nor will it be allowed within athletics.â&#x20AC;?

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Though the Rebels do have their warts, the sixth-year coach said his players are also starting to understand their strengths and limitations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of who we are,â&#x20AC;? Kennedy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We continue to compete, we continue to try to win the effort areas. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be good on the glass, make timely shots and try to value the ball better. Most games weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve competed and put ourselves in a position if we make the necessary plays, than we have a chance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to change. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who we are. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hope is we finish strong.â&#x20AC;? Vanderbilt has gone through its own tough stretch, losing three of four games, including Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 69-63 home loss to Kentucky. But those struggles appear more schedule-related than an indictment on the Commodoresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; talent. They have a veteran team led by wing players John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor, who are both among the SECâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 3-point shooters. Jenkins averages a teamhigh 19.5 points per game while Taylor is right behind him at 17.6. Stallings said the close loss to Kentucky was disappointing, but also a sign that his team is capable of playing well against anyone in the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we proved to ourselves â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know this â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but it showed that if we can get it where it needs to be consistently enough than we can probably play with anyone in the country,â&#x20AC;? Stallings said.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 20 9 .690 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Boston 15 12 .556 4 New York 14 15 .483 6 Toronto 9 21 .300 11½ New Jersey 8 21 .276 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 23 7 .767 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlanta 18 11 .621 4½ Orlando 18 11 .621 4½ Washington 7 22 .241 15½ Charlotte 3 25 .107 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 24 7 .774 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Indiana 17 11 .607 5½ Milwaukee 12 16 .429 10½ Cleveland 10 16 .385 11½ Detroit 8 22 .267 15½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 20 9 .690 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dallas 18 11 .621 2 Houston 16 13 .552 4 Memphis 15 14 .517 5 New Orleans 5 23 .179 14½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 22 6 .786 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Denver 17 12 .586 5½ Portland 15 14 .517 7½ Utah 14 14 .500 8 Minnesota 13 16 .448 9½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 17 9 .654 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; L.A. Lakers 17 12 .586 1½ Golden State 11 14 .440 5½ Phoenix 12 17 .414 6½ Sacramento 10 18 .357 8 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Miami 105, Indiana 90 New York 90, Toronto 87 San Antonio 99, Detroit 95 Chicago 121, Sacramento 115 Oklahoma City 111, Utah 85 Memphis 93, Houston 83 Denver 109, Phoenix 92 Washington 124, Portland 109 L.A. Lakers 86, Atlanta 78 Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games San Antonio at Toronto Philadelphia at Orlando Detroit at Boston Indiana at Cleveland Memphis at New Jersey Sacramento at New York Oklahoma City at Houston Charlotte at Minnesota New Orleans at Milwaukee Denver at Dallas Atlanta at Phoenix, Portland at Golden State, Washington at L.A. Clippers Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games New Jersey at Indiana, 6 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 7 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 7 p.m. New Orleans at New York, 7 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

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Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games No. 1 Baylor at Oklahoma State No. 5 Duke vs. Virginia Tech No. 21 Rutgers at West Virginia Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games No. 3 Stanford at Oregon State, 9 p.m. No. 6 Miami at N.C. State, 6 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky at Alabama, 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Maryland at Virginia, 6 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State vs. Indiana, 6 p.m. No. 10 Delaware at Hofstra, 6 p.m. No. 11 Green Bay at Cleveland State, 6 p.m. No. 12 Penn State at No. 17 Purdue, 5 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee at Mississippi State, 8 p.m. No. 16 Nebraska vs. Northwestern, 7:05 p.m. No. 18 Georgia at No. 25 South Carolina, 6 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Tech at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. No. 23 BYU vs. San Francisco, 8 p.m. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games No games scheduled Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games No. 1 Baylor vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 2 UConn vs. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 6 p.m. No. 3 Stanford at Oregon, 4 p.m. No. 11 Green Bay at Youngstown State, 1:05 p.m. No. 14 Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. No. 15 Georgetown vs. Providence, 1 p.m. No. 21 Rutgers at Villanova, 11 a.m. No. 22 St. Bonaventure vs. Xavier, 12:30 p.m. No. 23 BYU vs. San Diego, 2 p.m. No. 24 DePaul at West Virginia, 3 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games

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BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Agreed to terms with INF Alexi Casilla on a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Agreed to terms with manager Joe Maddon on a three-year contract extension through 2015. National League CINCINNATI REDS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Assigned RHP Carlos Fisher outright to Louisville (IL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Promoted pitching coach Chris Hook from Wisconsin (MWL) to Huntsville (TL). Named Dave Chavarria pitching coach of Wisconsin. Announced the resignation of pitching coach John Curtis of Huntsville. American Association LAREDO LEMURS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed OF Henry Abad, C Joan Caviano and INF Frangel Lafargue. WICHITA WINGNUTS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed INF Jose G. Martinez. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed RHP Ace Walker. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fined L.A. Clippers assistant coach Howard Eisley $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official during Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against Dallas. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed F Solomon Jones to a 10-day contract. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Basketball Association WASHINGTON MYSTICS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed F Kerri Gardin, F-C Laura Harper and F-C Ashley Walker. FOOTBALL National Football League TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Released DL Albert Haynesworth. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Signed WR Cary Koch. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Re-signed OL Glenn January. HOCKEY National Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Agreed to terms with D Tyson Strachan on a one-year contract extension. ST. LOUIS BLUES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Assigned D Ian Cole and F Evgeny Grachev to Peoria (AHL).

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teach kids, when you see a kid play with the confidence that young man is playing right now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bill tried to play him, put him in there and had to get him out. Now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dominating games.â&#x20AC;? Withey didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to have much of a presence as a sophomore last season, when the Morris twins patrolled the interior and a bunch of veterans were holding the reins during a 35-3 season. Markieff and Marcus both headed off to the NBA early, though. So did Josh Selby, and much of the leadership from that team graduated. Even the imposing Robinson was a role player last season, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken on an expanded role as Kansas pursues its eighth straight Big 12 title. Self knew that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d need someone else to step up, especially after two high-profile

recruits were deemed partial academic qualifiers. He never expected Withey to become that guy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big guy in the country who plays like he does,â&#x20AC;? Martin said. There may be some truth to that, too. The back-to-the-basket post player is a dying breed in college basketball. Teams are relying on athletic big men who can run the floor, get to

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No. 5 Duke at No. 8 Maryland, 2 p.m. No. 6 Miami vs. Florida State, 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Delaware at Drexel, 1 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee at Mississippi, 2 p.m. No. 16 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m. No. 17 Purdue at Michigan State, 4 p.m. No. 18 Georgia at Florida, 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Tech vs. Boston College, 1 p.m. No. 25 South Carolina at Alabama, 3 p.m.

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JACK COOLEY, NOTRE DAME Cooley continues to work his magic in the paint for the surging Irish. The junior big man averaged 21.5 points (on 17-of-21 shooting) and 13.0 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to wins at West Virginia and at home vs. DePaul.

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CHRIS JOHNSON, DAYTON Johnson had season-highs in points (22) and rebounds (13) as Dayton avoided a bad loss by beating Fordham, 72–70, in overtime. Johnson, a senior swingman, scored the Flyers’ first five points in overtime.

B.J. YOUNG, ARKANSAS The Razorbacks remained undefeated at home (17–0) thanks to an SEC season-high 27 points from Young, a freshman guard from St. Louis. Arkansas is 5–0 at home and 0–5 on the road in the SEC under first-year coach Mike Anderson. ALEXIS WANGMENE, TEXAS Wangmene, a senior forward, recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 13 boards to help Texas rally to a 75–64 win over Kansas State in Austin. The Horns, now 16–9 overall and 6–6 in the Big 12, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture. CHRIS ALLEN, IOWA STATE Allen, a senior transfer from Michigan State, scored a season-high 25 points to lead Iowa State past Texas A&M, 69–46, in Ames. Allen was the only player in the game to score more than 10 points. JEFF WITHEY, KANSAS Withey, a 7'0" center who began his career at Arizona, scored 18 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds in Kansas’ win vs. Oklahoma State, and then had 18 points, 11 boards and nine blocks in a KU victory at Kansas State on Monday night. JOE RAGLAND, WICHITA STATE The Shockers took control of the Missouri Valley race with a surprisingly easy 89–68 win at Creighton. Ragland, a former junior college transfer, led the way with 24 points (on 9-of12 shooting), four rebounds and six assists. IAN HUMMER, PRINCETON Princeton handed Harvard its first loss in Ivy League play, knocking off the Crimson 70–62 at Jadwin Gym. Hummer led the way for the Tigers with 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists — just one night after going 0-of-11 from the field in a 59–47 win over Dartmouth. ANTHONY DAVIS, KENTUCKY Davis continued his push for National Player of the Year honors with another stellar performance on the road in SEC play. The freshman scored 15 points, grabbed eight boards and blocked seven shots as the Wildcats outlasted Vanderbilt, 69–63, at Memorial Gym. ROB JONES, SAINT MARY’S The Gaels bounced back from a lopsided loss at West Coast Conference rival Gonzaga on Thursday night by routing Santa Clara, 82–67, on Saturday. Jones, a forward who began his career at the University of San Diego, led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds. RAMON MOORE, TEMPLE The Owls remained in first place in the A-10 with an 85–72 win over Xavier. Moore, a senior guard, poured in 30 points to lead three double-figure scorers. Michael Eric had his first double-double (11 points, 16 boards) since returning from an injury in late January. HERB POPE, SETON HALL Pope was dominant inside Sunday afternoon, with 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Pirates to a 73–66 win over Pittsburgh in Newark. Seton Hall has rebounded from a six-game losing streak with two straight wins. ROBBIE HUMMEL, PURDUE He’s not quite the same player as he was preACL injuries, but Hummel is still capable of taking over a game. On Sunday, the fifth-year senior scored a season-high 27 points and added nine boards to lead the Boilermakers to a much-needed 87–77 win over Northwestern.

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TIM FRAZIER, PENN STATE Frazier, one of the most underrated point guards in the nation, missed a triple-double by one assist in Penn State’s 67–51 win over Nebraska. Frazier scored 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting), grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out nine assists to help the Nittany Lions snap a five-game losing streak.

Cats pass a big test with six-point win at Vanderbilt. Orange’s only concern right now is rebounding. Tigers looking like a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs. Spartans make a statement with win in Columbus. Jeff Withey emerging in the paint for KU. Buckeyes loss at home to MSU could be costly. Devils’ win at North Carolina was a classic. Bears are too talented to have four losses in Big 12. Tar Heels will have trouble getting over Duke loss. Hoyas’ schedule sets up nicely down the stretch. Mike Moser has been terrific for the Runnin’ Rebels. Eagles rally from 18–4 deficit and surge past Cincy. Hoosiers have four of final six in Bloomington. Wolverines very much alive in Big Ten title race. Fighting Irish getting contributions from everyone. Late turnovers too much to overcome vs. Syracuse. Badgers have won seven of their last eight games. Gators put up little fight in home loss vs. Tennessee. Noles salvage tough week by beating Miami. Aztecs unable to close the deal in Vegas. Cavaliers just playing for NCAA seed at this point. Gaels control their own destiny in the WCC. State stunned at home in OT loss vs. Georgia. Shockers are the class of the Missouri Valley. Tennessee State hands Murray State its first loss.

Austin Rivers, Duke

*Records and rankings are as of Feb. 13

Davis does it all for Kentucky Who is your choice, at this point of the season, for National Player of the Year? Mitch Light: I love what Thomas Robinson is doing for Kansas, but I’ve got to go with Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis. The big man from Chicago is dominating games on the defensive end like a young Patrick Ewing did for Georgetown in the 1980s. And like with most great shot-blockers, you can’t just look at the number of shots Davis blocks — 4.9 per game, the most in the nation — but you also have to take into account the amount of shots he alters and the times his presence in the lane deters players from driving toward the basket. Davis is also making contributions on the offensive end of the floor with a 14.0-point average, and he leads the Wildcats in rebounding with 9.9 per game. He is, quite simply, a special player. Mark Ross: In one year, Kansas’ Thomas Robinson has gone from top sixth man to the best player in the Big 12 and, in my opinion, the nation. Last year, Robinson averaged Andy Lyons/Getty Images 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds as the Freshman Anthony Davis is emerging as a the frontrunner for National Player of the Year first man off of the bench for Bill honors. The big man from Chicago leads the nation with 4.9 blocked shots per game. Self. This year the junior has more than doubled his point production to subpar performance from Jared Patrick Snow: I see Xavier host17.8, which is second in the Big 12, Sullinger (13 points, five boards). ing Dayton as a huge game on Saturand is averaging 12.0 rebounds per Thad Matta’s team will need its All- day. The Musketeers were seen as a game, which is second in the entire America big man to play well at top-20 team and probable Atlantic-10 country. He already has posted 17 Crisler Arena, which figures to be at champions in the preseason. Howdouble-doubles to this point, and is a fever pitch for the hated Buckeyes. ever, Chris Mack’s club was involved the main reason why this Kansas Mark Ross: Murray State hosts in the infamous brawl with city-rival team is a viable threat to not only Saint Mary’s on Saturday in the only Cincinnati in December, and the subwin an eighth straight Big 12 title, BracketBusters match-up of ranked sequent suspensions led to Xavier but also make a deep run in the teams. Even though Murray State has losing five of its next six games (after NCAA Tournament. just the one loss on the season, the an 8–0 start). The Musketeers Racers appear to need this win more seemed to right the ship in mid-JanuWhat is the biggest game on the than the Gaels do when it comes to ary with four straight wins, but they schedule this week? NCAA Tournament résumés. Saint have now lost four of their last seven Mitch Light: I am very intrigued Mary’s is ranked in the top 25 of the contests. There is no reason that a by Ohio State’s trip to face Michigan RPI and, for now, is more secure in team with veteran guards like Tu in Ann Arbor. This great rivalry isn’t terms of at-large consideration should Holloway and Mark Lyons, as well quite as intense on the basketball the Gaels not win the WCC Tourna- as experienced big men Kenny court as it is on the football field, but ment. The Racers also have a strong Frease and Andre Walker, should it is always an important game for résumé, boosted by a December road miss the NCAAs, but that is now a both schools. And the stakes will be win against then-No. 20 Memphis, possibility. The Musketeers still have very high Saturday night, with both but a home victory Saturday over the tough road games at UMass and Ohio State and Michigan very much Gaels would probably move them Saint Louis, so this weekend’s home in the hunt for a regular-season Big into “lock” territory for an NCAA game with Dayton is paramount to Ten title. The Buckeyes won in Tournament bid, regardless of what Xavier finishing strong and not missColumbus in late January despite a happens in the OVC Tournament. ing March Madness.

Athlon Board of Experts This Week’s Games & Experts’ Records

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Kentucky (25-1) Syracuse (26-1) Missouri (23-2) Michigan State (20-5) Kansas (21-5) Ohio State (21-4) Duke (21-4) Baylor (22-4) North Carolina (21-4) Georgetown (19-5) UNLV (22-4) Marquette (21-5) Indiana (19-6) Michigan (19-7) Notre Dame (17-8) Louisville (20-6) Wisconsin (19-6) Florida (19-6) Florida State (17-7) San Diego State (20-4) Virginia (19-5) Saint Mary’s (23-3) Mississippi State (19-6) Wichita State (22-4) Murray State (24-1)

Marquette at Connecticut Arizona at Washington UNLV at New Mexico Florida State at NC State Saint Mary’s at Murray State Ohio State at Michigan Minnesota at Northwestern Indiana at Iowa Long Beach State at Creighton Dayton at Xavier

Mitchell Light 32-18 Marquette by 3 Washington by 1 UNLV by 3 Florida State by 1 Saint Mary’s by 8 Ohio State by 3 Northwestern by 1 Indiana by 5 Long Beach St. by 2 Xavier by 4

Nathan Rush 31-19

Braden Gall 29-21 Marquette by 1 Washington by 4 New Mexico by 3 Florida State by 3 Murray State by 3 Ohio State by 3 Northwestern by 2 Indiana by 4 Long Beach St. by 1 Xavier by 5

Connecticut by 1 Washington by 2 UNLV by 3 Florida State by 2 Murray State by 1 Ohio State by 4 Northwestern by 2 Indiana by 6 Long Beach St. by 3 Xavier by 4

Patrick Snow 34-16 Connecticut by 1 Washington by 3 UNLV by 2 Florida State by 4 Saint Mary’s by 5 Ohio State by 3 Minnesota by 5 Indiana by 9 Long Beach St. by 1 Xavier by 3

Steven Lassan 31-19 Marquette by 5 Washington by 3 UNLV by 2 Florida State by 6 Saint Mary’s by 1 Ohio State by 7 Northwestern by 4 Indiana by 6 Creighton by 5 Xavier by 3

Consensus 32-18 Marquette by 1 Washington by 3 UNLV by 1 Florida State by 3 Saint Mary’s by 2 Ohio State by 4 Northwestern by 3 Indiana by 6 Long Beach St. by 1 Xavier by 4

SATURDAY, FEB. 18 MARQUETTE AT CONNECTICUT It might not be a stretch to call this a must win for Connecticut. The defending national champs are trending in the wrong direction. WICHITA STATE AT DAVIDSON The Shockers are riding high after a big win at Creighton. They step out of Missouri Valley action to play a Davidson team that has a win over Kansas on its résumé. FLORIDA STATE AT NC STATE The Wolfpack have been feasting on the bottom of the ACC of late. This week, State heads to Duke for a Thursday night showdown before this home date with Florida State. UNLV AT NEW MEXICO UNLV and San Diego State get more national pub, but New Mexico is also in the thick of the Mountain West title chase. The Lobos must protect their home court this weekend. TENNESSEE AT ALABAMA The Vols broke through with their first SEC road win of the season last week, knocking off Florida with ease. Can they make it two straight against an Alabama team in turmoil? KANSAS STATE AT BAYLOR Kansas State remains on solid ground to earn an at-large invite to the NCAA Tournament, but the Wildcats haven’t been playing their best basketball of late. ARIZONA AT WASHINGTON The Huskies have the talent to win the Pac-12 regular-season title but need to prove it on the court. This team has been wildly inconsistent. SETON HALL AT CINCINNATI It’s a huge Big East bubble matchup in the Queen City. Cincinnati is in position to make a late-season move with four of its final six regular-season games at home. TEXAS AT OKLAHOMA STATE O-State has been tough at home of late, with wins over Missouri and Iowa State sandwiched around a four-point loss to Baylor. This is a huge opportunity for Texas — but it won’t be easy. NEVADA AT IONA It’s an intriguing East vs. West matchup in the BracketBusters. Iona’s Sam Machado is one of the elite point guards in the nation. SAINT MARY’S AT MURRAY STATE Murray State’s run at perfection ended last week, but this is still a huge intersectional showdown. Top-flight guards Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary’s) and Isaiah Canaan (Murray State) will be on display. FLORIDA AT ARKANSAS Arkansas has been terrific at home in SEC play, with a perfect 5–0 mark. Florida will have to shoot well to win at Bud Walton Arena. MINNESOTA AT NORTHWESTERN Once again, Northwestern will be playing for its NCAA Tournament life. Minnesota, too, finds itself on the bubble. The pressure is on both teams to get a win. DAYTON AT XAVIER Xavier is two games behind Temple in the loss column in the A-10 standings, while Dayton has slipped to .500 in the league. Both teams need a win in a big way. NOTRE DAME AT VILLANOVA It’s amazing that Notre Dame is still in the running for a No. 2 seed in the Big East Tournament. The Fighting Irish are one of five teams with either three or four losses. OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN This is the most anticipated Ohio State-Michigan basketball game in many years. Both teams are still in the hunt for the regular-season Big Ten crown. LONG BEACH STATE AT CREIGHTON Creighton’s Doug McDermott is more wellknown nationally, but Long Beach State guard Casper Ware (17.1 ppg) is one of the elite midmajor players in the nation. SUNDAY, FEB. 19 MICHIGAN STATE AT PURDUE This is a game the Spartans need to win if they want to hang another Big Ten banner at the Breslin Center. SYRACUSE AT RUTGERS Syracuse is obviously the better team, but the Scarlet Knights have some nice wins at home this season. This isn’t a gimme for the Orange. INDIANA AT IOWA The Hoosiers’ spot in the NCAA Tournament is secure, but IU can improve its seed by adding some road wins to its résumé. The Hawkeyes have won three of the past four at home. OREGON AT STANFORD The Ducks are hanging around in the Pac-12, but they have three of their final five on the road. A split in the Bay Area would be huge. VANDERBILT AT GEORGIA This is the back-end of a tricky two-game road trip for Vanderbilt that begins with a Thursday night game at Ole Miss. If the Commodores shoot well, they should win in Athens. SOUTH FLORIDA AT PITTSBURGH This is not a misprint: South Florida is five games up on Pittsburgh in the loss column with three weeks to play in the regular season. The Panthers’ NCAA hopes are fading.

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Arkansas’ Mitchell transitions from QB to hoops BY KURT VOIGT Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Brandon Mitchell is accustomed to filling in when needed at Arkansas. A sophomore guard, Mitchell is also a backup quarterback for the Razorbacks. He joined the basketball team following the football team’s Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State on Jan. 6. It’s the second time he has taken to the hard court at Arkansas, following a brief

stint as a freshman two years ago. Similar to the first time when he saw action in four games, Mitchell’s impact appeared as though it would be limited this go-around. The 6-foot4 Mitchell was a standout basketball player in high school in Louisiana, resulting in a scholarship offer from LSU, but his game had evolved through football workouts and he is now more suited to interior play

after bulking up to 230 pounds. Still, Arkansas coach Mike Anderson saw an opportunity for Mitchell to contribute to a roster depleted by injuries. What Anderson saw, after Mitchell worked himself into basketball shape, was more than just another practice body. Anderson saw a natural leader. “In practice, he’s been doing some things that will catch your eye,” An-

derson said. “He has a good feel for the game. I think for a guy that plays the quarterback (position), he’s been in that leadership role. He talks to these guys and they listen.” Over the weekend, he did more than talk. Following a shoulder injury to starting forward Michael Sanchez, Arkansas (17-8, 5-5 Southeastern Conference) entered the South Carolina game Saturday with just eight

healthy scholarship players. And making matters worse, forward Hunter Mickelson was saddled with two quick first-half fouls. Enter Mitchell, who had played four minutes in three previous games. The quarterback looked every bit like a natural to SEC basketball, finishing with career highs in points (eight), rebounds (four) and minutes (16). Mitchell was particularly effective in the first half

with Mickelson on the bench, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds as the Razorbacks began to pull away and improved to 17-0 in Bud Walton Arena this season with a 76-65 win. “It was great,” Mitchell said. “I hope it continues. I want to do whatever I can to help the team win. ... I feel very comfortable. It’s a lot easier than when I first started. I’m obviously in basketball shape and it feels a lot better.”


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Today in History 1946 “Duchess Misbehaves” closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances 1946 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct 1947 Morton Gould’s 3rd Symphony, premieres 1948 1st newsreel telecast, “20th Century Fox-Movietone News” shown on NBC 1948 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time 1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, “What’s My Line” begins on CBS 1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball’s Hall of Fame 1951 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in cityassisted housing 1951 SF City Hall dome fire 1952 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33 1956 Britain abolishes death penalty 1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open 1959 Fidel Castro named himself Cuba’s premier after overthrowing Batista 1959 Leonard Spigelgass’ “Majority of One,” premieres in NYC 1960 US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater roundworld trip 1961 1st all-solidpropellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va 1961 China uses it’s 1st nuclear reactor 1961 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched 1962 Darius Milhaud’s 12th Symphony, premieres 1962 US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win 1963 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US) 1963 Beatles top British rock charts with “Please, Please Me” 1963 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down 1964 “Foxy” opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances 1964 Beatles’ 2nd appearance on “Ed Sullivan Show” 1965 “Baker Street” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances 1965 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors 1966 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 1967 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame 1968 Country’s 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala 1968 Elvis Presley receives gold record for “How Great Thou Art” 1968 Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1970 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 1972 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games) 1972 German mass murderers “Three of Breda” freed 1972 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns 1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy’s CBBS, Chicago) 1979 George Harrison releases “Blow Away” 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk

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USSR 1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France 1980 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record) 1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta 1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad 1982 Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce 1984 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold 1984 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5 1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit 1985 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini to win WBA champ 1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds 1986 “Uptown... It’s Hot!” closes at LuntFontanne NYC after 24 performances 1986 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad 1986 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater 1986 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14) 1986 Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal’s 1st civilian pres 1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being “Ivan the Terrible” trial begins 1988 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador 1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market 1989 Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage 1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract 1989 Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract 1989 William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia 1991 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands 1991 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding 1992 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue 1992 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson’s #32 uniform 1993 Sandra V”lker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec) 1994 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200 1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29) 1994 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends govt in Peru 1997 At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history

ment: DEAR ABBY: DEAR ABBY: “Mild-Mannered We New Yorkers Motorist in Virginhave honed silent ia” (Dec. 26) asked signals to a fine you for a hand sigart. When I’m at nal to indicate “I’m fault in traffic or sorry” to fellow drivers when he Abigail other situations makes mistakes be- Van Buren where I can’t apologize verbally, I hind the wheel. Not long ago, I made a Dear Abby make eye contact, put my hand to not-so-serious mismy chest to accuse take that angered another driver. When myself, and put my hands I flashed a peace sign, in a prayerful gesture to then moved my mouth in ask forgiveness. This alan “I’m sorry,” the per- most always defuses the son’s frown changed to a situation on the spot. Add smile. We then drove on a smile and you’ve made with pleasant attitudes, a friend as well. — LORand I tried to watch my NA, IN THE CITY DEAR ABBY: I, too, driving more closely. The peace sign, of have made boo-boos course, is hand closed, while driving and wish I forefinger and middle could have said “I’m sorfinger up as in a “V.” I ry,” but the person is usuthink the whole world ally too busy shaking a fist recognizes a peace sign. and screaming what are It worked for me. — obviously obscenities to FAITHFUL READER notice. I like the idea of a standard “sorry” gesture. IN ARKANSAS How about holding one DEAR FAITHFUL READER: I assured hand up with your palm “Mild-Mannered” that toward your face for just my helpful readers would a second? (As in “I’m step forward to offer ashamed of what I just suggestions for an “I’m did.”) It’s simple and lets sorry” signal. And many, you keep your other hand like you, mentioned giv- on the wheel. — CAROL ing the peace sign. Of- IN HOUSTON DEAR ABBY: Why fering more options, my newspaper readers com- not use the American

Sign Language symbol for “sorry”? Make a fist with your right hand, palm toward the body and place it over the area of your heart and move it in small circles. Of course, the expression on your face pulls it all together. Sign language is used by many people, and the chance that the person you offended may already be familiar with this sign makes it a great way to convey the sentiment. — SIGN USER IN OLD LYME, CONN. DEAR ABBY: If I think the other driver will be able to see me, the gesture I make after a mistake is an exaggerated, slow smack to my forehead — basically, my own Homer Simpson “Doh!” — IN THE WRONG IN MAINE DEAR ABBY: “MildMannered Motorist’s” letter reminded me of an incident a few years ago. Driving home from work, I was forced to swerve into an oncoming lane by a car driven by a young woman who was pulling onto the road from a parking lot. She didn’t see me because of traffic in the lane to my right. Fortunately, there were no

oncoming vehicles, and I was able to return to my lane and proceed. At the traffic signal, I noticed the “offending” car was directly behind me. It continued following me and I started becoming concerned that I had a stalker. Turning into my neighborhood, I quickly drove up my driveway and into my garage. When I got out of the car, the young woman was walking up the driveway. She then began profusely apologizing for having caused a problem for me. She had driven miles out of her way to offer her apology, which I gratefully accepted. Then we both thanked God for protecting us. I have never seen her again, but I hope she knows I respect her tremendously. — PLEASANTLY SURPRISED IN NORTH CAROLINA 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscopes by Holiday BY HOLIDAY MATHIS For an instant lift, count your blessings in all areas of life. The expansive Sagittarius moon helps you get a perspective that’s as optimistic as it is broad. The Aquarian solar transit is wrapping up this week, and there’s pressure to get as much good as possible accomplished before the spiritual Pisces sun takes us in a new direction. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whoever said there are two sides to every story was thinking incredibly small. Without too much effort, you can think of a dozen sides to today’s story, and you’ll choose the most positive version for your own records. TAURUS (April 20May 20). You’ll be caught between wanting things to occur in a predictable manner and knowing that would be a sure recipe for mind-numbing boredom. Liberate yourself. Let go of the controls. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You love a quirky old friend better than you could ever love any idealized version of friendship. You find the flaws endearing. In fact, they just might be the glue that holds this relationship together. CANCER (June 22July 22). Being well rested will make a great difference in your attitude. When your body feels strong, there is a crisp freshness to your general experience of life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Go for excellence, not perfection. The first

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will motivate you to be your best self. The second will drive you crazy, make everything take too long and cause much to go unfinished. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don’t be afraid of being an outsider. Such a position could give you a distinct advantage now. You see all kinds of things from the outside that you could never see if you were in the thick of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What would you do if you knew you were protected by a supernatural insurance policy that kept you from any physical, emotional or financial harm or liability? Go for it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 21). You’ll have to sleuth a bit in order to understand the dynamics that affect your social life. Sometimes it’s what a person doesn’t say that says the most. Listen between the lines, and you’ll hear the real story. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll make sure your loved ones stay out of trouble. It’s a noble pursuit that may not seem to be working at first, although time will prove your efforts most effective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). Generous souls abound. Mostly, they come out of the woodwork ready to give because they recognize you as one of their own. It will feel good to be seen for who you really are. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). You’ll be the steady torchbearer, bringing light to a situation that has been in darkness for a

long, long while. Don’t be surprised if no one knows what to do next. For now, it’s enough to take it all in. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In order for an organization to function, the work can never be fully completed. So don’t worry too much about the unfinished edges. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 16). This year is a real mix-up to your routine, and your life brightens with the challenges that come with the unexpected twists and turns. Over the next 10 weeks, you’ll concern yourself with the well-being of others and will blossom personally. You’ll manage your money well and fund a June adventure. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 2, 33, 49 and 18. FRIENDSHIP TIPS FROM THE STARS: Keep your relationship skills sharp and your friendships strong with these tips from the stars. GEMINI: Solo Up. Groups are typically your thing. You excel in a pack of like minds and diverse talents. While a lively gathering is usually

a blast, the intimacy that keeps friendship alive can get lost in the crowd. Fortify your friendships with solo time devoted exclusively to each person in your group. CANCER: Be You. Your nurturing nature sometimes prevents you from showing your true feelings, especially if you’re feeling blue. You never want to bring others down. Just remember that it’s OK to be honest with the people who love you, even when your true feelings are not pretty. If you always try to hide emotions such as sadness and anger, you’ll miss an opportunity for healthy bonding. Keep it real. LEO: Open Ears, Shut Mouth. Your diverse and colorful life has brought you so much experience that it’s rare that you ever hear a story you can’t relate to. Usually, you’ve either “been there” or been somewhere very much like there. Nonetheless, relating the story isn’t always necessary. So close the mouth, open the ears (and heart), and resist the need to share your every anecdote.

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State senator proposes anti-abortion amendment BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press

JACKSON — A Mississippi senator is proposing an anti-abortion constitutional amendment similar to one rejected by voters last November. Under the plan by Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, it would be the policy of Mississippi to “protect the life of every unborn child from conception to birth, to the extent permitted by the federal Constitution.” The “personhood” amendment that was rejected by 58 percent of Mississippi voters last year would have defined life as beginning at fertilization. Opponents worried it would restrict in-vitro fertilization, endanger women with ectopic pregnancies or outlaw some types of birth control. Fillingane told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he doesn’t expect his amendment to even get on the ballot this fall. He said he filed it Monday as a place-holder, in case some lawmakers want to move forward with it at some point during the fourmonth session that ends in early May. Thursday is the deadline for lawmakers to request the drafting of general bills or constitutional amendments to be considered this session. “I personally think more than likely what you will see with the Legislature is there are a whole number of bills dealing with regulations of the doctors who perform abortions and admitting privileges and all those kinds of things,” Fillingane said. His proposed amendment also says no public money could be used to pay for abortion, except to save the life of the pregnant woman. Mississippi law already

bans insurance coverage for abortions under any state-sponsored health exchange created under the 2009 federal health care overhaul. State law also prohibits public school nurses from providing abortion counseling to any student or referring any student to an abortion clinic. Fillingane said if his amendment goes on the ballot and is approved, abortion would still be legal in Mississippi as long as Roe v. Wade has not been overturned. The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision established a right to abortion. Atlee Breland of Brandon is spokeswoman for Parents Against Personhood, a group that formed last year to fight the ballot initiative. She was at the Capitol Tuesday, asking senators to defeat Fillingane’s amendment. The life-at-fertilization amendment last year, Initiative 26, was decided the same day voters chose the current statewide officials and legislators. “We voted on it very clearly and unambiguously,” Breland said of the initiative. “We had the chance to consider both sides’ arguments. There were months and months of very aggressive campaigning from both sides, and the voters had a chance to think through how we wanted to vote. And we did that. I’m sorry that we’re going to have to do it again. Frankly, I’m very saddened by that. I think a lot of Mississippians are.” Les Riley of Pontotoc, who led the signaturegathering effort to put the “personhood” amendment on the 2011 ballot, was also at the Capitol Tuesday. He said he was aware of Fillingane’s proposal Tuesday but hadn’t had time to study it.

Davis talks about business dealings BY YOLANDA JONES The Commercial Appeal

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, speaking publicly for the first time about business dealings that benefited friends and associates, said he believes he did nothing wrong because the city’s aldermen approved all transactions. Davis spoke Monday with The Commercial Appeal about deals involving a Florida condominium he co-owns with a developer who has received more than $3.4 million through real estate dealings with the city since 2008, a fire station that could cost taxpayers up to $4 million because of an unusual no-bid contract negotiated by Davis, and other recently reported transactions. The mayor, absent from city business on a 30-day leave for medical treatment when most of the dealings were uncovered, addressed the topics during a lengthy interview. Davis, who is under criminal investigation for misuse of city funds after being ordered by the state auditor to repay about $170,000, said he couldn’t do anything without approval from the board of aldermen. “What I think people need to realize is I don’t sign contracts without board authority,” said Davis, 45. “I don’t approve payments, so I don’t see how there could be any correlation between me returning favors for anyone because I am not the decision-maker. My job is to implement the policies approved by the board.” One alderman responded to Davis’ comments by saying again

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The city also is covering the developers’ property taxes for the site at $12,000 a year. Davis said friends and associates such as Chuck Roberts and Jamie Harris were given business with the city because he wanted to keep city business in the city. Regarding a 20-acre site where Roberts’ firm, RH Holdings, pocketed $45,000 for a single day’s work, Davis said he didn’t know how much his friend made from the transaction. “I was not there when he closed on the deal,” Davis said. “I can’t emphasize enough that a mayor in a co-chartered city, by law, doesn’t enter into land deals or authorize payments on these deals.” Davis also said that the Florida condo he owns with Roberts was a bad decision, but that it was a personal one. He said he and Roberts are trying to sell the property quickly. “We are upside down on that property,” he said. “It was a bad investment made with my personal money. I did not disclose it to the board that I owned a condo with Mr. Roberts because it was a personal issue that had nothing to do with the city.” An investigation by The Commercial Appeal found that Roberts has received more than $3.4 million through real estate deals with the city since 2008. About credit card reimbursements that led to the repayment order from the state auditor, Davis said he could not discuss it because of the ongoing state and federal investigation. “I just want the public to be patient and wait because all the facts will come out,” Davis said.


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731-645-4928

$10,850

$15,000

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

$2500 obo

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$2,800

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

2001 HONDA REBEL 250

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

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2005 HONDA ATV TRX 250 EX “New” Condition

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2000 Custom Harley Davidson

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$8000

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WHEREAS, on July 27, 2006, Misty C. Skogstad executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto John H. Shows, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting soley as a nominee for Commerce National Bank, its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi in Instrument 200604403; and

Advertise Your Advertise Your WHEREAS, said Deed of Tax Service Trust Here was subsequentlyTax as- Service Here signed unto JPMorgan Chase forBank, National Association, for by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chan$90 A Month. $90 A Month. cery Clerk in Instrument 200700833; and WHEREAS, Call 287-6147 for Call 287-6147 for the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and apmore details. pointed Nationwide Trusteemore details.

Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instruMobile Homes ment Legalsin the Office 0955 Legals 0955recorded 0741 for Sale of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Instrument 201105904 ADVERTISEMENT FOR '96 D/W. 3BR/2BA. Must ; and BIDS be moved. Pay off appx. Notice is hereby given that WHEREAS, default having $23,500. 662-415-9233. been made in the payments of sealed bids will be received by indebtedness secured by said the Public Utilities CommisTRANSPORTATION Deed of Trust, and the holder sion of the City of Corinth, of said Deed of Trust, having Mississippi at the office of the requested the undersigned so Corinth Gas & Water De0860 Vans for Sale to do, on February 23, 2012, I partment, 305 West Waldron will, during legal hours (be- Street, P.O. Box 1870, Cor'10 WHITE 15-pass. van, 3 tween the hours of 11 o' inth, MS until 2:00 P.M., to choose f r o m . clock a.m. and 4 o' clock C.D.T. March 27, 2012 for 1-800-898-0290 o r p.m.), at public outcry, offer items as follows: 728-5381. for sale and will sell, at the '98 CHEVY Venture Van, South Main door of the Al- Polyethylene Gas Pipe, Butt navy blue, 3-seat, cap- corn County Courthouse in Fusion Fittings, Gas Valves, tain seats, auto., good Corinth, Mississippi, for cash Gas Meters, Meter Loops, cond., good tires, 112k mi., $3500. 662-415-6072. to the highest bidder, the fol- Gas Service Regulators, Gas lowing described land and Pip Risers, Brass Fittings, Ball property situated in Alcorn Fittings, Ductile Iron Fittings, Trucks for 0864 Sale County, Mississippi, to-wit: Gate Valves, Fire Hydrants, Ductile Iron Water Pipe, Wa'05 GMC Crew Cab LTR, Situated in the County of Alter Meters, Meter Boxes, Re38k, #1419. $16,900. corn, State of Mississippi, pair Clamps, Detectable Un1-800-898-0290 o r to-wit: 728-5381. Beginning at the Southeast derground Marking Tape, Valve Boxes, Small Tools, '08 DODGE RAM 1500, corner of Block 227 in Electronic Measuring Devices, 4x4, crew cab, red, Mitchell and Mask Survey of Magnesium Anodes and $23,400. 1-800-898-0290 the City of Corinth, Alcorn Chemicals. County, Mississippi, and run or 728-5381. North along the East boundary line of said block 136 feet; Bids must be submitted on a 0868 Cars for Sale thence run West parallel with form furnished by the Public '08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, the North line of said block Utilities Commission. They moon roof, 33k, $11,900. 71 feet, more or less, to an should be addressed to: Pub1-800-898-0290 o r iron stake; run thence in a lic Utilities Commission, Atsouthwesterly direction to a tention: Neal Byrd, City of 728-5381. 1996 CADILLAC Develle, point on the South boundary Corinth Gas & Water Deo n e o w n e r , m i l e s line of said block 105 feet, partment, 305 West Waldron 76,000, Motor North more or less, West of the Street, P. O. Box 1870, CorStar. Want $5,500. Southeast corner of said inth, MS 38835-1870 and block, and run thence East should be plainly marked on 662-287-5784 along the South boundary line the envelope: Inventory Bid of said block 105 feet, more march 27, 2012 Opening. Bids FINANCIAL or less, to the point of begin- not marked as such on the ning; all of said land being envelope will not be acbounded on the East, West cepted. and North by fences; and it LEGALS being the intention of the grantors to convey all of the Detailed lists of each category property bounded by said as well as copies of the bid 0955 Legals fences. It is the intention of form may be obtained at the SUBSTITUTE the grantors to convey the office of the Corinth Gas & TRUSTEE'S same property as conveyed Water Department during NOTICE OF SALE to Mrs. May Hall by J.R.P. regular business hours (8:00 Cameron, et ux, on the 25th A.M. - 5:00 P.M.). Bid prices, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI day of August, 1913, as re- including delivery will be firm corded in Deed Book 33, at for a six-month period (April COUNTY OF ALCORN Page 152, less the property 15, 2012-October 14, 2012). WHEREAS, on July 27, 2006, sold by Mrs. May Hall, as reMisty C. Skogstad executed corded in Deed Book 85, No bid can be accepted which and delivered a certain Deed Page 475, all in the land re- contains any provision for of Trust unto John H. Shows, cords of Alcorn County, Mis- price escalation, and the subTrustee for the benefit of sissippi, to which reference is mission of such a proposal Mortgage Electronic Registra- hereby made. Indexing in- will constitute a waiver of the tion Systems, Inc., acting soley structions: price escalation. All bidders as a nominee for Commerce Index under Block 227 of must be duly licensed to sell National Bank, its successors Mitchell and Mask Survey the product(s) bid upon. All and assigns, to secure an inproducts must be delivered debtedness therein described, Title to the above described F.O.B. to our facility in Corwhich Deed of Trust is re- property is believed to be corded in the office of the good, but I will convey only inth, Mississippi. The ComChancery Clerk of Alcorn such title as is vested in me as mission reserves the right to waive any informalities in or County, Mississippi in Instru- Substituted Trustee. reject any or all bids. ment 200604403; and WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, WHEREAS, said Deed of this the 26th day of January, Advertisements for solicitation of bids was authorized by Trust was subsequently as- 2012 the Public Utilities Commissigned unto JPMorgan Chase sion on the 13th day of FebBank, National Association, Stephanie Fonteno, by instrument recorded in the Assistant Vice President ruary 2012. Office of the aforesaid Chan- Nationwide Trustee Services, cery Clerk in Instrument Inc. JOHN RHODES, General 200700833; and WHEREAS, 1587 Northeast Expressway Manager the holder of said Deed of Atlanta, GA 30329 City of Corinth Gas & Water Trust substituted and ap- (770) 234-9181 Dept. pointed Nationwide Trustee 1008919MS Services, Inc., as Trustee in P U B L I S H : 0 2 / 0 2 / 2 0 1 2 , February 16, 2012 said Deed of Trust by instru- 02/09/2012 & 02/16/2012 February 28, 2012 ment recorded in the Office 13555 13576 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Instrument 201105904 ; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on February 23, 2012, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the South Main door of the Alcorn County Courthouse in Corinth, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Alcorn County, Mississippi, to-wit: Situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Block 227 in Mitchell and Mask Survey of the City of Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, and run North along the East boundary line of said block 136 feet; thence run West parallel with the North line of said block 71 feet, more or less, to an iron stake; run thence in a southwesterly direction to a point on the South boundary line of said block 105 feet, more or less, West of the Southeast corner of said block, and run thence East along the South boundary line


the United States Bankruptcy 208.71 feet to the point of containing 2.25 trict of Alabama, Northern acres, more or less. Division, IN RE: Michael M. Legals 0955 Legals 0955 An easement for the Shipman xxx-xx-4332 and ALSO: Rhonda A. S h i p m a n , purpose of ingress and egress xxx-xx-2765 on January 20, described as follows: 2012; and Situated in the County of AlWHEREAS, default has been corn, State of Mississippi and made in the payment of the commencing at an axle found indebtedness secured by said at the Southeast corner of aforementioned Deed of the Southwest Quarter of the Trust, and the said Mississippi Northeast Quarter of Section Land Bank, ACA, being the 16, Township 3 South, Range owner and holder of the in- 6 East, Alcorn County, Missisdebtedness secured thereby, sippi, Chickasaw Meridian, having requested the under- thence run North 582.81 feet signed Substitute Trustee so to a 1/2 inch rebar set along to do, I will on February 24 the North right-of-way line of 2012, offer for sale and will Alcorn county Road #500, sell, during legal hours (11:00 said point also being the point a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at the South of beginning of this descripdoor of the Courthouse in tion; thence run along a curve Alcorn County, Corinth, Mis- to the left 24.55 feet, said sissippi, to the highest bidder curve having the following for cash at public outcry, the right-of-way characteristics; following described property: Radius of 508.20 feet, Chord Bearing of South 54 degrees Situated in the County of Al- 53 minutes 07 seconds West corn, State of Mississippi, Chord length of 24.55 feet and a delta angle of 02 deto-wit: grees 46 minutes 05 seconds; leaving said Commencing at an axle found t h e n c e at the Southeast corner of right-of-way run North the Southwest Quarter of the 402.77 feet to a 1/2 inch reNortheast Quarter of Section bar set; thence continue 16, Township 3 South, Range North 208.71 feet to a 1/2 6 East, Alcorn County, Missis- inch rebar set; thence run sippi, Chickasaw Meridian; East 20.00 feet to a 1/2 inch thence run North 582.81 feet rebar set; thence run South to a 1/2 inch rebar set along 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch rethe North right-of-way line of bar set; thence continue Alcorn County Road #500; South 388.53 feet to the thence leaving s a i d point of beginning, containing right-of-way run North 0.28 acres, more or less. 388.53 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set and the point of be- I will convey only such title as ginning of this description; is vested in me as Substitute thence run West 469.60 feet Trustee. to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run North 208.71 feet to a SIGNED AND POSTED this 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run 1st of February, 2012. East 469.60 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run South N. Chad Borden, 208.71 feet to the point of SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE beginning, containing 2.25 acres, more or less. Publish February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012 ALSO: An easement for the purpose of ingress and egress 13557 described as follows:

beginning, Court For2012 The Northern Dis-Corinthian 16 • Thursday, February 16, • Daily

0955 Legals SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on December 29, 2008, Michael M. Shipman a/k/a Michael McKinley Shipman and spouse, Rhonda A. Shipman a/k/a Rhonda Ann Shipman executed and delivered a Real Estate Deed of Trust to Gary Gaines as Trustee, and FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI, FLCA, Beneficiary, which Real Estate Deed of Trust was recorded on December 29, 2008 as Instrument 200807614 in the land records of Alcorn County, Mississippi; and

WHEREAS, on October 21, 2011, Mississippi Land Bank, ACA, successor in interest to Federal Land Bank Association of North Mississippi, FLCA substituted N. Chad Borden in the place and stead of Gary Gaines as Trustee in the above referenced Deed of Trust which Substitution of Trustee was recorded in the land records of Alcorn County, Mississippi, on October 21, 2011, as Instrument number 201105030 reference to which is hereby made; and WHEREAS, an Order on Motion to Modify Stay or, in the alternative, for Adequate Protection was entered in case number 11-83997-JAC-13 in the United States Bankruptcy Court For The Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division, IN RE: Michael M. Shipman xxx-xx-4332 and Rhonda A. Shipman, xxx-xx-2765 on January 20, 2012; and

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Situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi and commencing at an axle found at the Southeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 3 South, Range 6 East, Alcorn County, Mississippi, Chickasaw Meridian, thence run North 582.81 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set along the North right-of-way line of Alcorn county Road #500, said point also being the point of beginning of this description; thence run along a curve to the left 24.55 feet, said curve having the following right-of-way characteristics; Radius of 508.20 feet, Chord Bearing of South 54 degrees 53 minutes 07 seconds West Chord length of 24.55 feet Situated in the County of Al- and a delta angle of 02 decorn, State of Mississippi, grees 46 minutes 05 seconds; to-wit: thence leaving said right-of-way run North Commencing at an axle found 402.77 feet to a 1/2 inch reat the Southeast corner of bar set; thence continue the Southwest Quarter of the North 208.71 feet to a 1/2 Northeast Quarter of Section inch rebar set; thence run East 20.00 feet to a 1/2 inch 16, Township 3 South, Range Auto/Truck Partsrebar & Accessories 0848 set; thence run South 6 East, Alcorn County, Missis208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch resippi, Chickasaw Meridian; bar set; thence continue thence run North 582.81 feet South 388.53 feet to the to a 1/2 inch rebar set along point of beginning, containing the North right-of-way line of 0.28 acres, more or less.

WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said aforementioned Deed of Trust, and the said Mississippi Land Bank, ACA, being the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured thereby, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee so to do, I will on February 24 2012, offer for sale and will sell, during legal hours (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at the South door of the Courthouse in Alcorn County, Corinth, Mississippi, to the highest bidder for cash at public outcry, the following described property:

0955 Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 3, 2008, Michael K. Coleman and Tina L. Coleman executed a certain deed of trust to Jeff Schofield, Trustee for the benefit of American General Financial Services, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, State of Mississippi in Instrument No. 200800064; and WHEREAS, Springleaf Financial Services, Inc., formerly known as American General Financial Services, Inc., has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 5, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Instrument No. 201104954; and 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, Springleaf Financial Services, Inc., formerly known as American General Financial Services, Inc., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 23, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the South Main Door of the County Courthouse of Alcorn County, located at Corinth, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lying and being in the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 2 South, Range 6 East, Alcorn County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows:

I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. SIGNED AND POSTED this 1st of February, 2012. N. Chad Borden, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

With these Cool Deals! Publish February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2012 13557

Situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi 2010 Chevy Silverado and LT Crew Cab commencing at White, an axle32K found at the Southeast corner of $ the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 3 South, Range 6 East, Alcorn County, Mississippi, Chickasaw Meridian, thence run North 582.81 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set along the North right-of-way line of Alcorn county Road #500, said point also being the point of 2010 beginning of this descripDodge Grand Caravan SXT tion; thence run Red, along34K a curve to the left 24.55 feet, said $ the following curve having right-of-way characteristics; Radius of 508.20 feet, Chord Bearing of South 54 degrees 53 minutes 07 seconds West Chord length of 24.55 feet and a delta angle of 02 degrees 46 minutes 05 seconds; thence leaving said right-of-way run North 402.77 feet to a 1/2 inch re2009 Dodge Journey SXT bar set; thence continue Charcoal, 37K North 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar$set; thence run East 20.00 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run South 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence continue South 388.53 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.28 acres, more or less.

2007 Ford Edge SEL

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, pursuant to Section 91-7-145(1) of the Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, as amended, that I have this day forwarded to the Daily Corinthian for publication, a Notice to Creditors, a copy of which is attached to your information. If you are a creditor of the estate referenced above, and you fail to have your claim against said estate probated and registered by the Chancery Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi within ninety (90) days after the first publication of the enclosed Notice, such will bar your claim as provided in Section 91-7-151 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 Annotated, as amended.

YOUR RESPONSE MUST ME MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 9TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2012 , WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 7th day of February, 2012.

It’s A Girl!

Bobby Marolt, Chancery Court Clerk Alcorn County, Mississippi

Issued at the Request of: Lisa A. Koon, Esq. Attorney for Brent Walker 1231 First American Drive Post Office Drawer1109 Iuka, MS 38852 Tel: 662-423-1006 Fax: 662-423-1091 MSB No. 100087 4t 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 13568 Collins are Brandon and Courtney

proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Mae Collins born 1-8-12 at 10:21 P.M. She weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long.

0506 Antiques/Art The Mid South Civil War and Military Show is pleased to announce our partnership with MIKE KENT & ASSOCIATES for this event.

MID-SOUTH

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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT Blue, 75K

$

11,950

2007 Chevy Silverado Ext. Cab LT Red Fire, 66K

$

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00P.M., SAT. 9:00 A.M. - 4:00P.M., SUN.

SPONSORED BY:

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REWARD $300.00 LOST:

2008 Ford Mustang Coupe Strawberry Red, 70K

$

13,950

Black and White Border Collie,

2011 Buick Lacosse 11k, Goldmist

$

25,900

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2010 Dodge Ram Quad Cab SLT

7,850

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2011 Chevy Malibu LT

Goldmist, 29K, Chrome Wheels

16,950

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Issued under my hand and 0955 the sealLegals of said Court, this the 7th day of February, 2012.

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ELECTION NOTICE (MARCH 13, 2012) Bobby Marolt, Chancery Court Clerk NOTICE is hereby given by Alcorn County, the Alcorn County Democrat Mississippi and Republican Parties that a Party Primary Election will be held March 13, 2012, at all precincts in Alcorn County Issued at the Request of: which will include Candidates Lisa A. Koon, Esq. for United States President, Attorney for Brent Walker United States Senate, and US 1231 First American Drive House of Representatives 1st Post Office Drawer1109 Congressional District. Iuka, MS 38852 Tel: 662-423-1006 NOTICE is also give that the Fax: 662-423-1091 Alcorn County Logic and AcMSB No. 100087 curacy Technicians will con4t 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1/12 duct for Public viewing the 13568 testing of all of the ES&S VotSubstitute ing Units, per the following Trustee’s schedule, according to law: Notice of Sale March 1, 2012 thru March 2, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI 2012 and will resume March COUNTY OF Alcorn 7, 2012 thru March 9, 2012 all testing will start at 8:00 WHEREAS, on the 31st day o’clock a.m. in the Election of January, 2002, and ac- Central Room at the Alcorn knowledged on the 31st day County Courthouse. of January, 2002, Larry D. Stafford A/K/A Larry Stafford NOTICE is hereby given that as his sole and separate prop- the Poll Worker Training will erty, executed and delivered be conducted March 1; March a certain Deed of Trust unto 2; March 5; and March 6, Danny L. Crotwell, Trustee 2012 starting at 6:00 o’clock for Fidelity First Lending, Inc. p.m. in the Courtroom at the DBA Valley Pine Mortgage , Alcorn County Courthouse. Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, If a run-off (Second Primary) which Deed of Trust is re- is required, it will be held corded in the office of the April 3, 2012, the following L Chancery Clerk of Alcorn & A testing schedule will be County, Mississippi in TD followed, according to law:

Book 581 at Page 658; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificate Holders of CWABS 2003-04 by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Instrument #200905081; and

March 22, 2012 thru March 23, 2012 and will resume March 28, 2012 thru March 30, 2012, starting at 8:00 o’clock a.m. in the Election Central Room at the Alcorn County Courthouse.

NOTICE is hereby given that if a run-off is required the Poll Worker Training will be conducted March 27, 2012 and March 29, 2012 starting at WHEREAS, on the 15th day 6:00 o’clock p.m. in the of August, 2008, the Holder Courtroom at the Alcorn of said Deed of Trust substi- County Courthouse. tuted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in ORDERED by the Democrat said Deed of Trust, by instru- and Republican Executive ment recorded in the office of Committees the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Instrument #200905082; February 16, 2012 and February 22, 2012 February 29, 2012 WHEREAS, default having 13577 been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the Home Improvement undersigned so to do, on the & Repair 8th day of March, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of be- BUTLER, DOUG: Foundatween 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 tion, floor leveling, p.m., at public outcry, offer bricks cracking, rotten basements, for sale and will sell, at the w o o d , south front door of the Al- shower floor. Over 35 yrs. exp. Free est. corn County Courthouse at 731-239-8945 or Corinth, Mississippi, for cash 662-284-6146. to the highest bidder, the following described land and GENERAL HOUSE & Yard property situated in Alcorn Maintenance: Carpentry, flooring, all types County, Mississippi, to-wit: painting. Pressure Lying and being in the South- washing driveways, patwest Quarter of Section 2, ios, decks, viny siding. Township 4, Range 7 East, in No job too small. Guar. Alcorn County, Mississippi, quality work at the lowand more particularly de- est price! Call for estimate, 662-284-6848. scribed as follows: Commencing at the southeast Corner of Grantors property Storage, Indoor/ as described in a deed from Outdoor Virginia Prince dated April 17, AMERICAN 1944 and recorded in Deed MINI STORAGE Book 75, page 520 in the Al2058 S. Tate corn County Chancery Across from Clerk's office and the SouthWorld Color west corner of the W.T. 287-1024 Warren property, being the true point of beginning, MORRIS CRUM Mini-Stor. thence run West 210 feet; 72 W. 3 diff. locations, thence run North 210 feet, unloading docks, rental thence run East 210 feet, truck avail, 286-3826. thence run South 210 feet to the true point of beginning. ALSO: An Easement for ingress and egress beginning at the Northwest Corner of the above described tract; thence run North to the public road right of way; thence East 20 feet; thence South to the North line of the above tract; and thence West 20 feet, to the point of beginning. This easement shall run with the land.

I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 12th day of January, 2012. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020

U.S. Savings Bonds are gifts with a future.

COC/F05-0880 PUBLISH: 2.16.12/2.23.12/3.1.12 13572

0142

Lost

$250 REWARD

0142 Lost

15,950

N. Chad Borden, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

$

BETH POTTS and BRENT WALKER DEFENDANTS

THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI WITNESS MY SIGNATURE TO: BETH POTTS on this 30th day of January, You have been made a De2012. fendant in the suit filed in this Court by Brent Walker, DeJ. Gary Massey fendant/Counter-Plaintiff, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE seeking custody, child-support, legitimization or other Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. relief demanded. Beth Potts 1910 Lakeland Drive is a non-resident of this State Suite B and not to be found herein afJackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 ter diligent search and inquiry, 15 CR 617 and the post office address of Corinth, MS 38834 said Defendant is not known, 11-003244 DT and whose last known address is Aberdeen, Mississippi. Publication Dates: February 2, 9 and 16, 2012 You are required to mail 13559 or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the Answer to Complaint for IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF Guardianship, Petition for ALCORN COUNTY, Emergency Temporary Relief MISSISSIPPI and Other Relief and Counter Complaint for Custody, For Child Support and For LegitiIN THE MATTER OF mization filed against you in THE LAST WILL AND this action to Lisa A. Koon, TESTAMENT OF GREGORY CHEREM, the attorney for the Plaintiff/s, DECEASED whose post office address is Post Office Drawer 1109, NO. 2011-0224-02 Iuka, Mississippi 38852, and whose street address is 1231 First American Drive, Iuka, NOTICE TO Mississippi 38852. KNOWN CREDITORS

Adults....................................$8.00 Children (under 12).............$1.00

18,950

Moonroof

V.

FEBRUARY 18-19, 2012

$ POSTED this SIGNED AND 1st of February, 2012.

2002 NIssan Altima

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF ALCORN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Southaven, Mississippi 38671

15,950

Dark Red, 33K

SUMMONS

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J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE

21,950

I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Trustee.

I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee.

I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee.

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 30th day of January, 2012.

ALSO: An easement for the purpose of ingress and egress described as follows:

CAROLYN WALKER PLAINTIFF Personally and as next of kin of minor J. W.

Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 2 South, Range 6 East; THIS the 15 day of Jan., thence run South 784.17 feet; 2012. thence run West 805.90 feet PAMELA NORRIS to a 1/2 inch steel pin on the North right-of-way of Alcorn 3t Feb. 2, 9, 16, 2012 13562 County Road 617 at the point of beginning; thence run along said North right-of-way South 24 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds West 208.69 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run North 65 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run North 24 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East 208.69 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run South 65 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less.

CHILL OUT

Alcorn County Road #500; thence leaving said right-of-way run North 388.53 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set and the point of beginning of this description; thence run West 469.60 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run North 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run East 469.60 feet to a 1/2 inch rebar set; thence run South 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.25 acres, more or less.

terward.

Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, TownLegalsRange 6 East; 09552 South, ship thence run South 784.17 feet; thence run West 805.90 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin on the North right-of-way of Alcorn County Road 617 at the point of beginning; thence run along said North right-of-way South 24 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds West 208.69 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run North 65 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 208.71 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run North 24 degrees 20 minutes 52 seconds East 208.69 feet to a 1/2 inch steel pin; thence run South 65 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 208.71 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1 acre, more or less.

name Isaac, last seen 2/6/12 on Hack Bridge Rd. in Eastview, TN. No collar. If found, call Greg Forsyth at 731-610-0182.

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Lost: 10 month old small white dog, red nylon collar& metal choker, North Hickory area.

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Call 286-6831 or 284-7221 0142 Lost

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HARLEY IS LOST!

Missing since 2/7 around Wenasoga area. Responds to “Harley”. REWARD! If you have any information, please call

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662-665-1333 or 662-286-5968

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