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History preservation Man arrested for double homicide BY STEVE BEAVERS

Corinth Police have a subject in custody for the death involving two brothers. Sirdon Capanion Greer, 28, of 1803 East Fifth Street, Corinth, was apprehended with help by the Tupelo Police Department and returned to Corinth early Saturday morning. Greer is set to face charges on two counts of first degree murder and one count of arson when he appears in court Tuesday, according to Corinth Detective Capt. Ralph Dance. Greer will be charged for the shooting deaths of two brothers and then setting their home on fire at 912 Second Street around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The bodies of James Copeland, 67, and Jerry Copeland,

64, were found by Corinth firemen after extinguishing the blaze at the home the brothers shared. Autopsy results com- Greer pleted in Jackson Friday showed the Copelands had been shot in the head with a .410 shotgun. “Both were shot before the fire was set,” said Dance. It appears the motive for the double homicide was of the domestic variety. “It looks like the subject Please see GREER | 6A

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Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Park Ranger Tom Parson dreams of one day being able to tell the Corinth Civil War story from the land on the abandoned West Corinth Elementary School property.

Park ranger shares West Corinth story BY ZACK STEEN

On a hot October morning in 1862, more than 5,000 Union and Confederate soldiers engaged in battle on land adjacent to where Battery Robinett once sat. Some 152 years later, the land is home to the abandoned West Corinth Elementary school. The City of Corinth is debating what to do with the property. The National Park Service wants the property based on the importance of the land under the school and playground. Across Linden Street sits the multi-million dollar Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, a unit of the Shiloh National Military Park, where park ranger

and local historian Tom Parson dreams of one day being able to tell more of the Corinth Civil War story. “The land where the school sits now was actually just in front of where Battery Robinett once sat,” said Parson as he looked beyond the jungle gym to what used to be a small earthen redoubt or fortification. “It looked a lot different in those days.” The local historian said all the trees were cut down for 300 yards in front of the fort to create a field of fire and to form a defensive layer of abatis – trees cut in the direction of an advancing enemy with sharpened tops. “The tree tops faced to the north and northwest,” he said.

“The idea being the trunks and branches would break up advancing infantry formations.” Parson writes a column for the Daily Corinthian where he details the stories of the many Civil War soldiers who were in Corinth so many years ago. One Confederate soldier he has mentioned before is Captain Thomas Tobin. “On that fateful day, 12 pieces of Confederate artillery were drawn into position at the tree line and aimed at the fort,” Parson said. “Prior to the bombardment, a young officer in command of one of the Confederate batteries crept forward to see if he could find a better location for his four guns.” Please see PROPERTY | 12A

Workers remove 100-year-old tree BY JEBB JOHNSTON

Amid the ongoing renovation projects happening at the Verandah-Curlee House, workers recently removed an old tree from the property. The hackberry tree had begun to show signs of distress several years ago, according to Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission Chair Rosemary Williams. “The commission had it pruned and fertilized in an effort to revive it,” she said. “The treatment was not successful, and limbs continued to die and fall. Removal was recommended last fall, and we were finally

able to have it cut in recent weeks. Two tree specialists reported that the tree was quickly dying and, when cut, believed that it was about 100 years old.” During the process, a small plaque was found attached to the trunk inscribed with the date 1865. That is not believed to be when the tree was planted, however. “At one time, someone placed small plaques and markers in the yard identifying the plants, and some had an estimated age thought at the time,” said Williams. Please see TREE | 6A

Walker has Drive begins for Purple Heart veterans’ monument passion for assisting others BY STEVE BEAVERS


(This is the second of a fourpart series on African Americans in the community.) It’s not hard to find Willie Walker. Where others are in need of help is a place anyone can find the Daily Corinthian Circulation Director. During his professional career, the 60-year-old has been put in position to offer assistance to others. From jobs at three different newspapers to being assistant pastor at New Covenant Baptist Church, Walker has been there for the public. Please see WALKER | 2A

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is on a mission. One which will honor the nation’s oldest military decoration. Plans to put a Purple Heart monument at court square have reached the fundraising stage, according to Modern Woodmen’s Steven Eaton, who is working with the local Chapter 813 on the project. “We hope to have the monument ordered by April 1,” said Eaton, whose father, Jerry is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 813. To place the order, around $4,000 is needed. Modern Woodmen has pledged to match $2,500 of the cost to place the monument at the northeast corner of the courthouse. Bricks, which will provide a walkway around the red stone monument, are now being

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

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Jerry Eaton with Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 813 (left) talks with his son, Steven, about the Purple Heart Monument slated to be placed sometime next year on court square.

Index Stocks......8A Classified......4B Comics Inside State......5A

Weather......9A Obituaries......6A Opinion......4A Sports....10A

On this day in history 150 years ago The C.S.S. Hunley is prepared for active operations in Charleston Bay, S.C. She is skippered by Lieutenant George E. Dixon, a veteran of the Battle of Shiloh. An explosive spar torpedo is fitted to her bow. She will weigh anchor tomorrow.

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WALKER “(Young people) can be successful if they work hard and focus on what their purpose in life is.”


“Helping came natural,” he said. “I came from a Christian background and I watched my parents – William and Lucille G. Walker – always extend a hand to those in need.” Numerous awards have come his way for helping. His top honor came in March of 1995 as Walker was among 100 honored in New York at the 25th National Salute to Black Achievers in the Industry. The award was presented to honor African Americans who were positive role models for minority youths. “My message to young people in 1995 is the same

Willie Walker Journalist

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Willie Walker has lived a life of helping others. today,” he recalled. “They can be successful if they work hard and focus on

what their purpose in life is … I encourage them to be a self thinker and to

become a Christian so they can find the direction the Lord has created for them.” Through the years, Walker has served while a member of local civic organizations such as the

Boys Club, Corinth Jaycees, Habitat for Humanity, Magnolia Hospital Foundation Board and American Draft Review Board. The youngest of two children, Walker moved to Birmingham, Ala. after being the first of three African Americans to attend Corinth High School prior to integration. “I lived a block from the school,” said the 1971 CHS grad of his reason for attending Corinth High School instead of Easom High School. “I didn’t have any trouble when I attended Corinth.” While in Birmingham, he was employed by United Parcel Service as a cus-





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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2014. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into the hands of pirates during the First Barbary War.

On this date: In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s victory earned him the nickname “Unconditional Surrender Grant.” In 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City. In 1923, the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen’s recently unearthed tomb was unsealed in Egypt by English archaeologist Howard Carter. In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who’d invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1945, American troops landed on the island of Corregidor in the Philippines during World War II. In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1961, the United States launched the Explorer 9 satellite. In 1968, the nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. In 1977, Janani Luwum, the Anglican archbishop of Uganda, and two other men were killed in what Ugandan authorities said was an automobile accident. In 1988, seven people were shot to death during an office rampage in Sunnyvale, Calif., by a man obsessed with a co-worker who was wounded in the attack. (The gunman, Richard Farley, is on death row.) In 1994, more than 200 people were killed when a powerful earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sumatra island. In 1998, a China Airlines Airbus A300-600R trying to land in fog near Taipei, Taiwan, crashed, killing all 196 people on board, plus six on the ground. Ten years ago: The Walt Disney Co. rejected a takeover bid by Comcast Corp. Five years ago: In Stamford, Conn., a 200-pound chimpanzee named Travis went berserk, severely mauling its owner’s friend, Charla Nash; Travis was shot dead by police.

Man charged with attempted murder An Iuka man has been charged for attempted murder involving the shooting of a female Friday night. Herbert Lee Bennett, 57, remains jailed and two other subjects present at the time of the shooting have been detained for questioning. The name of the women who was grazed by the shot has not been released by the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department. The woman is still in the hospital following the shooting which took place on County Road 158.

Sheriff reports 29 sex offenders TISHOMINGO – The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department

is reporting 29 registered sex offenders with addresses scattered throughout the county. The department is reporting two of those offenders has recently moved and registered new addresses with the office. Sex offender names, addresses and photos can be viewed at

steadily grow to its current membership.

Booneville student wins art contest

IUKA – Iuka’s American Legion Post recently hit an organization milestone. In January the organization reached 139 members, which is the highest membership the post has recorded since 1933. Originally formed in 1920, the post has struggled to remain open through the years. Current dedicated officers has helped the post

BOONEVILLE — Caroline Thompson, a fifth grade student at Booneville Middle School, has won an art contest held by North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. Out of over 200 entries submitted by students in three counties, Thompson’s drawing of a butterfly will be featured on a T-shirt for NMMC Hospice to use for their annual fundraiser, as well as in local advertising. “Caroline’s entry stood out because it is so gorgeous,” said Jamie Grissom, Bereavement Coordinator with NMMC Hospice who presented Thompson with her framed artwork during a time of special recognition held Friday morning, Jan. 31 in the

ing to have it set up by July or August.” A 6-foot wide base will support a 45-inch tall monument inscribed with the Military Order of the Purple Heart emblem and the words, “My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by all mankind, maybe peace will come in my lifetime.” Emblems of each

branch of the military and a purple heart symbol will be appear on back of the monument. “This is just something we wanted to do for all the military veterans as a honor for their service in the military,” said Jerry Eaton with the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 813. “The more people we can get involved, the better this will be.” “It will be a really big event once it is complete,”

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school library. Thompson’s entry is a mixed media drawing featuring colored tissue paper and using brushes to blend the colors together.

Topper Day at BMC BLUE MOUNTAIN – High school sophmores, juniors, seniors and transfer students are invited to attend a preview day at Blue Mountain College on Feb. 17. The campus Gift Shop will be open during the event. Guests attending Topper Day will receive a 10% discount on all purchases for the day. Guyton Library will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guests are welcome to visit the century old doll collection, alumni room, and archives. Please contact the Office of Admissions to reserve your spot.


sold to raise the rest of the money needed. The bricks, which are being sold for $50 each, can be purchased to honor a relative who is a veteran. Rank, name, branch of service, service dates and war served will all appear on the bricks. “Half of the money is needed before we can order it,” said Eaton of the $8,000 project. “It takes around three months for it to arrive, so I am hop-

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added his son, Steven. Those who would like to purchase a brick can pick up a form at the Modern Woodmen office at 710 Cruise Street. A DD214 identification is required to place an order. All forms should be turned in to the Modern Woodmen office. Alcorn County Board of Supervisors approved the monument during a Dec. meeting. (Writer Jebb Johnston contributed to this story.)

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Important bills still considered BY NICK BAIN District 2 State Representative

Last Tuesday was committee deadline for the Legislature, and the House was left with 333 measures to debate and vote on, out of the over 1,000 filed. Since that time, we’ve been working hard, debating important measures to send to the Senate for their deliberation on the issues. Many of you know that the House had a prolonged debate last week on House Bill 504, the teacher pay raise bill. Many of us had strong objections to this bill. We wanted a meaningful across-the-board pay raise and objected to the idea of attaching benchmarks to the raises. I received many messages from teachers in our area who felt insulted and disappointed in this measure. I voted for several of the amendments that were offered to help improve the bill. In the end, I voted for the bill which contained only one change from the original. I voted yes because the overwhelming majority of teachers contacting me wanted me to vote for it, if it was the only chance for a pay raise this year. It has now gone to the Senate for deliberation. It is important to note that this bill could be drastically changed before it becomes law. I am pleased to report that three bills I authored are still alive at this writing and ready for floor action. House Bill 810, or the “Andrew Lloyd Law,” requires that the Department of Human Services be made aware if an individual with a diagnosed, severe mental illness has been committed to a mental health facility, if there are minor children in residence in the individual’s home. I won’t revisit the tragedy that sparked this measure. All of us were heartbroken that little Andrew Lloyd’s life was taken, and I believe that the circumstances addressed by this law played a terrible role in his death. The goal of this measure is simply to protect children from danger, and does not condone any kind of discriminatory action toward individuals who suffer from mental illness. I hope that we are successful in this effort. It is a simple, common sense step to take to protect innocent children. House Bill 1226 provides that counties with population more than 40,000 and less than 70,000 are allowed to elect three justice court judges. Alcorn County has grown and now has a population of 35,000. Current law mandates that counties with a population between 35,000 and 70,000 have three justice court judges. My bill simply moves the threshold to 40,000 and Alcorn County would keep two justice court judges. Under the Mississippi Constitution, for every justice court judge there also must be a constable. Therefore, Alcorn County would be burdened with paying for an additional judge and constable. Consequently, if my bill becomes law, Alcorn County will save an estimated $100,000.00 per year of taxpayers’ money. House Bill 974 passed the House on Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, and provides that the schools may allow students to be transported by private transportation to specified agricultural events. This particular bill is drafted with the Future Farmers of America in mind. Anyone who has ever been in the FFA knows that many miles are traveled for trainings, speaking and judging contests. Previously, students were transported by school bus, at quite an expense per student. This bill recognizes that teachers and other adults, if they are following prescribed regulations, should be allowed to transport these students in private vehicles. I was proud to show a bull at the Dixie National Legislative Showcase with Marlee Turner. Caleb Kitchens served as a page in the House. These young people are tremendous ambassadors for us, and I commend their parents and teachers for helping mold them into the fine young citizens that they are. I have been greatly encouraged and excited about the amount of civic engagement I’ve witnessed during this legislative session. When citizens become engaged like this — via social media, texts, phone calls, emails, and personal visits — we in the Legislature can do a better job for all Mississippians. Please keep up the momentum. I look forward to hearing from you. Please call me at 662-287-1620, email nbain@, message me on FaceBook at Nicholas Ryan Bain or follow me on Twitter @StaterepBain2.

Prayer for today My Father, I pray that I may not weight my life with worthless efforts. May I be guided to the right work, and through the love of it find strength for my soul. Amen.

A verse to share “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” — James 1:5

‘Disparate Impact’ has unintended effects Disparate impact. That’s a phrase you don’t hear much in everyday conversation. But it’s the shorthand description of a legal doctrine with important effects on everyday American life -and more if Barack Obama and his political allies get their way. Consider the Department of Justice and Department of Education policies on school discipline. In a “dear colleague” letter distributed last month, the departments noted that “students of certain racial or ethnic groups tend to be disciplined more than their peers.” Specifically, blacks made up 15 percent of the student population but accounted for more than 35 percent of suspensions. The letter breezily explains that “research suggests” that this disparate impact of student discipline is not explained by more frequent misbehavior and concludes that “racial discrimination in school discipline is a real problem.” It’s not hard to imagine the likely results: quotas on student discipline and a double standard if, as appears likely, black students misbehave at higher rates than non-blacks. And it’s important, as U.S. Civil Rights Commission member Gail Heriot wrote, to “consider the other side of the coin — that African-American students may be disproportionately victimized by disorderly classrooms.”

Not much learning takes place in classrooms disrupted by misbehaving students. Michael This policy could end up Barone hurting black Columnist students who do not misbehave. A similar price may be paid by law-abiding blacks and Hispanics in New York City if incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio follows through on his campaign promise to end the police department’s stop-and-frisk policy. That policy was disapproved as “indirect racial profiling” by a federal judge who used disparate impact analysis: The percentage of blacks and Hispanics stopped and frisked was far higher than their share of the city population. But as Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has pointed out, the relevant comparison group is not population data, but crime data. The judge, she wrote, “ignored the fact that blacks commit nearly 80 percent of all shootings in New York and two-thirds of the violent crime.” The appeals court removed the judge from the case and stayed her decision, and de Blasio appointed William Bratton, who has defended stop-and-frisk, as police commissioner. This suggests that the police tactics that have made the city

safer for law-abiding blacks, and Hispanics will not be entirely abandoned. Another area in which disparate impact analysis has been deployed is in housing. Department Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan referred approvingly to a study by Zillow, an online real estate data company, that said blacks and Hispanics are denied home mortgages at rates higher than whites and Hispanics. “(T)hese fundamental disparities affect the abilities of members of each group to accumulate financial assets,” Zillow’s economist writes. But he also admits that black and Hispanic applicants had significantly lower incomes than whites and so presumably tend to be less creditworthy. Dispensing with credit standards to promote minority homeownership led directly to the 2008 financial collapse -- and to foreclosures on blacks and Hispanics. Disparate impact analysis came into the law when courts faced disingenuous and sometimes violent resistance to civil rights rulings and laws by Southern whites. It was a drastic remedy for drastic obstruction of the law. A 1971 Supreme Court case ruled that employment discrimination could be inferred by seemingly neutral practices that had disparate impact on blacks and whites. Around that time, the Nixon administration was

imposing racial quotas and preferences on building trades unions, where desirable positions tended to be doled out to sons, nephews and cousins of current members. Ultimately, disparate impact analysis rests on what ordinary citizens instinctively recognize as a fiction, the notion that in a fair society you would find the same racial and ethnic mix in every school, every occupation and every neighborhood. This runs against the sometimes uncomfortable fact that abilities and interests are not evenly distributed among ethnic and racial groups. That doesn’t justify racial discrimination. Ordinary Americans understand that the variation within groups is much higher than the variation between groups. They understand that it’s unfair and unwise to judge individuals by their race of ethnicity. Unfortunately, disparate impact doctrine produces policies that lead people to do just that. And in the process, it produces results that hurt many of the intended beneficiaries. Michael Barone, senior political analyst at the Washington Examiner, where this article first appeared (, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.

Current political situation leaves many questions Random thoughts on the passing scene: It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians. Since life has always been unfair, for thousands of years and in countries around the world, where does that lead us? However fascinated the U.S. Supreme Court may be with the concept of “diversity,” every one of the 9 justices has a degree from one of the 8 Ivy League institutions, out of the thousands of institutions of higher learning in this country. How diverse is that? Despite the rhetoric, the goals or the intentions of the political left, the world they seek to create is a world where decisions are taken out of the hands of ordinary citizens and transferred to third parties. ObamaCare is the latest example of this trend, and can now join the long list of the “compassionate” catastrophes of the left. It is fascinating to see academics full of indignation

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over the “exploitation” of low-wage workers by multinational corporations in Third Thomas World counSowell tries, when it is common Columnist on their own academic campuses to have young men get paid nothing at all for risking their health, and sometimes their lives, playing football that brings in millions of dollars to the college and often gets coaches paid higher salaries than the president of the college or university. If you think human beings are always rational, it becomes impossible to explain at least half of history. The ancient Greeks understood that carrying any principle to extremes was dangerous. Yet, thousands of years later, some Western nations take tolerance to the extreme of tolerating intolerance among immigrants to their own societies. Some even make it illegal

— a “hate crime” — to warn against intolerant foreigners who would like nothing better than to slit the throats of their hosts, but who will settle for planting a few bombs here and there. How do the clever Beltway Republicans and their consultants explain how Ronald Reagan won two consecutive landslide election victories, doing the opposite of what they say is the only way for Republicans to win elections? With his decision declaring ObamaCare constitutional, Chief Justice John Roberts turned what F.A. Hayek called “The Road to Serfdom” into a super highway. The government all but owns us now, and can order us to do pretty much whatever it wants us to do. Anyone who wants to read one book that will help explain the international crises of our time should read “The Gathering Storm” by Winston Churchill. It is not about the Middle East or even about today. It is about the fatuous and irresponsible foreign policies

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of the 1930s that led to the most catastrophic war in human history. But you can recognize the same fecklessness today. In a time of widespread disillusionment with both political parties, someone has noted that the only thing these parties say that is believed by the public are their accusations against each other. Once, when I was teaching at an institution that bent over backward for foreign students, I was asked in class one day: “What is your policy toward foreign students?” My reply was: “To me, all students are the same. I treat them all the same and hold them all to the same standards.” The next semester there was an organized boycott of my classes by foreign students. When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is

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Runaway snowball hits college dorm PORTLAND, Ore. — Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall. No one was injured. The students began making the snowball last week during a rare snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Nobody weighed it, but college spokesman Kevin Myers says it was estimated to weigh 800 pounds or more. The students responsible for the runaway snowball reported the incident and have not been disciplined. Myers says they didn’t intend to cause damage and feel awful about what happened. A maintenance manager told Reed Magazine it will cost several thousand dollars to repair the building.

2 women get back wedding dresses ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two Tampa Bay area women are now back in possession of their own wedding dresses nine years after a mix-up got them switched. The Tampa Bay Times reported last week that Marie Keeney was planning a ceremony to renew her vows with her husband of nine years. Her 8-year-old son, Braden, had asked them to do it so he could be part of the ceremony.

But the planning came to a halt last year when she took the wedding dress out of the storage box and realized it wasn’t hers. She was devastated and canceled the ceremony. “It made me cry,” she said. “And I never cry.” But Keeney, 45, began investigating. She contacted the dry cleaners that did the preservation and was told the task had been outsourced to a New York company, Wedding Gown Preservation. She felt her dress was lost but wanted to get the dress she had back to its proper owner. She posted photos on Facebook and contacted the media, in hopes that the owner would learn about the dress. Then Wedding Gown Preservation found Keeney’s dress and shipped it back to the dry cleaners.

Hunter sues over big-game hunt RENO, Nev. — A

big-game hunter from Montana is suing a Canadian outfitter and a world-renowned hunting guide in Tajikistan he accuses of turning his once-in-a-lifetime adventure of bagging a rare, wild argali sheep known as the “Marco Polo” into a nightmare. Rick Vukasin said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno last week that he spent more than $50,000 pursuing the animal in the Pamir mountains of northeast Tajikistan near China’s border in December 2012. The 65-year-old electrician said he felt like he was literally on top of the world after he tracked, shot and killed a 400-pound, big-horned ram with the coveted, spiraling horns at an elevation of 14,000 feet. But he was mortified two months later when he opened up the box shipped to his home in Great Falls to find the horns were not the 58-inch-long ones from his trophy animal.

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State has 60 days to correct job reporting GULFPORT — The federal government has given the state-owned port at Gulfport and another agency 60 days to correct problems with documenting the number of jobs created at the facility. The latest report is part of an ongoing backand-forth between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD and the Mississippi Development Authority over spending $581 million in federal money at the port to recover from the Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Sun Herald reports that HUD has found inadequate documentation of the number of jobs are the port. HUD said MDA and the port must improve documentation of jobs that result from the federal investment. HUD wants a report with 60 days on plans to document jobs the project will create.

Depot to take over space in McComb MCCOMB — The Board of Selectmen has approved a lease agreement for the city’s Railroad Depot Museum to take over the empty space the Pike County Chamber of

Commerce and economic development district once shared. The Enterprise-Journal reports a large portion of the depot has been vacant since the chamber and economic district split. The museum will pay $10 per year for the city-owned building. The city will continue to pay utilities and maintain the building, but the museum will keep the building clean and be responsible for telephone and Internet services. The lease also states the city will insure the contents of the museum since the artifacts are city property.

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Funeral services for Larry Bruce “Dinky” Wicks are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. T.G. Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Mr. Wicks died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born May 16, 1952 in Alcorn County to the late Robert and Ruby Wicks. Larry Wicks worked 18 years for Caterpillar Inc. and attended Biggersville Pentecostal Church. He had a passion for bird hunting and bird dogs. He loved washing cars and took pride in keeping his vehicles spic and span. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved brother, James “Jimmy” Wicks; and his mother-in-law, Vera Rogers. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Patsy Rogers Wicks of Corinth; a son, Christopher Bruce Wicks of Memphis, Tenn.; half-sister, Garah (J.R.) Brown of Corinth; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Ann Rogers of Corinth. Family will receive friends and family from 11 a.m. until service time Monday.

Auto union falls 87 votes short of victory

SALTILLO — La-Z-Boy Inc. is selling a Saltillo, Miss.based company it has owned since 1999. La-Z-Boy, based in Monroe, Mich., announced in a news release Friday that Bauhaus U.S.A. Inc., an operating company within its upholstery segment, is being sold to an investor group led By Bauhaus president Britt Allred. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter, were not disclosed.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Just 87 votes at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee separated the United Auto Workers union from what would have been its first successful organization of workers at a foreign automaker in the South. Instead of celebrating a potential watershed moment for labor politics in the region, UAW supporters were left crestfallen by the 712-626 vote against union representation in the election that ended Friday night. The result stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches. The loss is a major setback for the UAW’s effort to make inroads in the growing South, where foreign automakers have 14 assembly plants, eight built in the past decade, said Kristin Dziczek, director of the labor and industry group at the Center for Automotive Research, an industry think tank in Michigan.

Man pleads guilty to sexual battery RIPLEY — A former assistant coach at Myrtle High School has been sentenced to serve four years in prison. Adam Coleman pleaded guilty in Tippah County Circuit Court this week to two counts of sexual battery and one count of enticement of a child. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Coleman was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 11 years suspended.

Jerry Copeland

Funeral services for Jerry Leonard Copeland, 64, of Corinth, are set for 2:30 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Copeland died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at his residence. Born April 13, 1949, he was a sawmill worker and Christian. Survivors include two sons, Joshua Copeland of Corinth and Jerry Copeland and wife Brittany of Corinth; three grandchildren, Barrett Copeland, Allie Copeland and Joshua Copeland, Jr.; and a sister, Patricia Banks of Corinth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Lester Copeland and Dorothy Charlene Miller Copeland; and two brothers, James Copeland and Larry Copeland. Bro. William Copeland will officiate. Visitation is from 1:30 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

“If this was going to work anywhere, this is where it was going to work,” she said of the Volkswagen vote. Organizing a Southern plant is so crucial to the union that UAW President Bob King told workers in a speech that the union has no long-term future without it. The loss means the union remains largely quarantined with the Detroit Three in the Midwest and Northeast. Many viewed VW as the union’s best chance to gain a crucial foothold in the South because other automakers have not been as welcoming as Volkswagen. Labor interests make up half of the supervisory board at VW in Germany, and they questioned why the Chattanooga plant is the company’s only major factory worldwide without formal worker representation.

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King to attend Sochi closing ceremony WASHINGTON — Billie Jean King will attend the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia. King, who couldn’t attend the opening of the Sochi Games because


Jullie Moore

IUKA — Funeral services for Jullie Deloris Thigpen Moore, 68, are set for 3 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Forked Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Friday, February 14, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident. She loved to quilt, enjoyed her flowers and collected dolls. Survivors include a son, Ray Moore (April) of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; a brother, James Thigpen (Cathy) of Iuka; three sisters, Mae Price of Corinth, Joyce Jones of Iuka and Sherry Walden (Robert) of Tishomingo; and two grandchildren, Brittney and Justin Moore. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Arnold; and a brother, Edward Thigpen. Bro. Melvin Harrison and Bro. Jimmy Daniel will officiate.

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showed up at the home to confront the son of one of the victims who was dating his estranged wife,” said Dance. Both Copelands knew Greer and let him in the house. “Once inside he wanted to make someone pay,” added Dance. Firefighters were dispatched to the white vinyl home early Thursday after 911 received a call about smoke coming from the rear of the house. Once the fire was put out by firefighters, the bodies of the two brothers were found in the back of the home. Most of the visible fire damage was to the left rear of the home. “We threw every resource we had to close the case,” said the detective captain. “Our detectives did an outstanding job tracking this guy and they didn’t want to go home until he was in jail.”

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Sunday, February 16, 2014

A tale of two soldiers Family ties bring Civil War history close to home BY TOM PARSON NPS Ranger

Well folks, this article is a bit of a milestone. If you have read them all, you are now reading story No. 100. There will be a change to my stories after today; they will be much shorter and the topics will stray a bit from the old formula; we’ll talk about the Interpretive Center, Shiloh, the park staff, visitors, and yes, there will still be plenty of tales of the Civil War. It’s been a wonderful ride and I leave you with one final “long” story. It’s a very simple story actually, just a bit about a couple of average soldiers who passed through Corinth during their wanderings. The first was young Milton S. Holcombe, a student from Mobile, Alabama. He was a descendent of Thomas Holcombe who left Wales for Massachusetts in 1630. A further nine generations back leads to a knight, Sir John Holcombe of Devon, England in the late 1200’s. Milton was born in LaFourche Parish, Louisiana, though his roots went back through Alabama, Virginia and New England. In the days before the Civil War he was attending Spring Hill College in Mobile, the third oldest Jesuit University in the country. He was 5’ 8” with blue eyes and red hair and was only 16 when the war broke out. He returned home long enough to join Company G, the “La Fourche Creoles,” of the 18th Louisiana Infantry. Milton was mustered in as a private and reported to his regiment in training at Camp Moore near Tangipahoa. He didn’t remain with the regiment very long, however, and in October of 1861 he secured a transfer to serve with his brother Edward, an officer in the 17th Alabama Infantry. He met the regiment in Montgomery and then headed south for a bit of garrison duty in Pensacola and then on to West Tennessee. The 17th Alabama was assigned to the brigade of Brigadier General John K. Jackson

1st Lt. Judson McCoy served in the 54th Ohio Infantry. and in late March of 1862 they came to Corinth in the big Confederate build-up prior to Shiloh. On April 4th the regiment marched out of town on what we know as the Shiloh Road. Two days later they were in the largest battle of the war to that point. Jackson’s Brigade, with the 17th Alabama, got into quite a scrap on the far right of the Confederate line near the current Tour Stop #14. They were fighting men from Illinois and Ohio in the brigade of Colonel David Stuart. Within the brigade were the men of the 54th Ohio who were easy to spot in their flamboyant Zouave uniforms. Somewhere in the ranks of the 54th Ohio was Company A and Corporal Judson McCoy. Judson was a 24 year-old farmer from Wayne Township about 30 miles south of Columbus. He stood 5’ 9’’ and looked at the world through deep set grey eyes. He was a bachelor but pretty Almira Rodgers had his heart and it was only a matter of time. He enlisted in the 54th Ohio in early September of 1861and before the winter was over they were in Paducah, Kentucky on garrison duty. In March of ’62 the regiment was assigned to the division of Gen. William T.

The headstone marks the grave of 2nd Lt. Milton S. Holcombe, 17th Alabama Infantry. Sherman and they were sent up the Tennessee River on steamboats. Their mission; a raid to burn a railroad bridge over Yellow Creek in Mississippi. The raid was called off when the rising waters of the river made the operation impossible. The boats slowly cruised back down the river to the first river landing still above the flood water; Pittsburg Landing. Sherman set up his headquarters near the small wooden Shiloh Church and Stuart’s Brigade was sent off to the far left to guard a ford on Lick Creek. The terrain was steep near the river and deeply cut with ravines. It was here , on April 6th, that Milton Holcomb and Judson McCoy came within a few hundred yards of each other during what was for both their first battle. Hours later, not long before sunset, the 17th Alabama was involved in what was to be the last attack of the day; a crossing of the flooded Dill Branch ravine and up the steep slope into the open mouths of over fifty cannon. Behind the cannon, near General Grant’s headquarters, was the 54th Ohio. There are red and blue position markers for both of these proud units just a short walk from the doors of the visitor

center. Both units were engaged again the next day as the fighting raged over the same fields as it had the day before. Somewhere along the way Milton lost his gun and had to sign for it when he returned to Corinth. The Siege of Corinth found the two men on opposing sides but not in a position where they could do each other harm. Milton’s 17th Alabama was part of the Reserve Corps and saw no action during the month long siege. Judson and the 54th Ohio were on the far right of the Union army and were brought up as reinforcements during the May 17th fight at the Russell House. (See my article “The prettiest little fight of the war” in the December 22, 2013 issue of the Daily Corinthian.) And here the two men’s stories part, at least for a while. The 17th Alabama was sent to Mobile for garrison duty and for a time they were designated as heavy artillerists. The call to action came again in the spring of 1864 when the regiment was assigned to the Army of Tennessee and sent to Georgia to defend Atlanta. Milton’s brother, Edward, had been promoted to Lt. Colonel and was in command of the regiment for much of the Atlanta Campaign. Milton was still just a lowly private but he had a job that was usually reserved for the bravest man in the outfit; he was the color bearer for the 17th. In June of ’64 all color bearers were promoted to the rank of Ensign, or 2nd Lieutenant. The endorsement for Milton’s promotion read, “Holcombe has been, and now is, color bearer of the Regt. He has served three years and acted very gallantly in the battle of Shiloh and on other occasions.” That winter the regiment was decimated at Franklin and Nashville and there were few in the ranks when the war was over. Milton was not among them. Following the devastating defeat at Nashville he found a quiet spot in North Alabama where he met a young lady

named Sarah Jones and decided to settle down. At the close of the war me made his way to Eastport and signed his parole. He settled down along the banks of Second Creek near Waterloo where his descendants remain to this day. He passed away in 1879 at the age of 34 and is buried in the Williams Chapel Cemetery. As for Judson, he fought with the 54th Ohio through the Vicksburg Campaigns, marched to the relief of Chattanooga, and then on to Atlanta. He had been promoted up the through the ranks and was a 1st Lieutenant in command of Company A. At the blood bath that was Kennesaw Mountain, he saw his best friend Hervey Rodgers killed, the brother of his finance. November of 1864 marked the end of his three year enlistment and Judson had seen enough of war. He took his discharge and went home to Ohio and to his beloved Almira. Fifty days after he left the army they were married. Like Milton, Judson settled down to the life of a farmer. He went to meet his maker in 1899 at the age of 61 and is buried in the Good Hope Cemetery in Fayette County, Ohio. Neither of these men was rich or held public office. They each fought bravely during the war but never rose to high rank. So why talk about these two guys for my final article? Good question. You see, Milton Sayer Holcomb was my wife Nita’s greatgreat-grandfather. As for me, my mom’s maiden name was McCoy; Judson McCoy was my great-great-grand-uncle. Our kin folk walked the streets of Corinth over a hundred and fifty years ago, along the very streets we live, work and walk on. Learning more about our people has given both of us an even closer, deeper, bond to this wonderful city we call home. Just knowing Judson walked these streets makes me smile. In fact I think I’ll go for a little walk right now. I’ll see ya about town.

Assistance Retiree breakfast The Caterpillar Retiree Breakfast is held the first Monday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at Martha’s Menu in Corinth.

Mississippi Youth Challenge Mississippi Youth Challenge Academy features a structured environment with a focus on job training, social skills and self-discipline. Other academic opportunities include high school diploma, college classes through a local university and nationally certified construction skills. The academy is designed to meet the needs of today’s “at risk” youth. Both males and females, 16-18 years old, can apply. Applicants can earn their GEDs. Tuition is free. For more information, call 1-800-5076253 or visit www.ngycp. org/state/ms.

Volunteers needed • Hospice Advantage in Corinth is looking for volunteers in the surrounding area: Corinth, Tippah, Tishomingo and Prentiss County. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community and lend a helping hand to the elderly. For more information, call Carla Nelson, volunteer coordinator with Hospice Advantage on

becoming a volunteer at 662-665-9185 or 662279-0435. The website is hospiceadvantage. com. ■ Magnolia Regional Hospice is currently seeking individuals or groups to be trained as volunteers. Hospice is a program of caring for individuals who are terminally ill and choose to remain at home with family or a caregiver. Some of the ministry opportunities for volunteers are sitting with the patient in their homes to allow the caregiver a break, grocery shopping, reading to a patient, craft opportunities, bereavement/grief support and in-office work. For more information, contact Lila Wade, volunteer coordinator at 662-293-1405 or 1-800843-7553. ■ Legacy Hospice is looking for volunteers. Legacy needs special people with special hearts and volunteers who are wanting to help others. Their duties will be helping with the support of patients and caregivers, writing letters, making phone calls, and community activities. There is a training period involved at no cost. If interested, contact Lanell Coln, volunteer coordinator at Legacy Hospice, 301 East Waldron St, Corinth or call 662-2865333.

Senior activities The First Presbyterian

Senior Adult Ministry has two fitness classes available to senior adults. Judy Smelzer leads a stretching/toning class on Mondays at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. There is no charge. FPC is also hosting a Wii sports class for senior adults on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. There is no cost to participate. Call the church office at 286-6638 to register or Kimberly Grantham at 284-7498.

Red Cross The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Red Cross offers a wide variety of assistance and services, including disaster relief. The Northeast Mississippi Chapter includes 16 counties. It is headquartered in Tupelo, with offices in Tishomingo, New Albany, Starkville and Columbus. Although Red Cross no longer has a Corinth office, the organization wants to stress it continues to offer services in Alcorn County. People seeking disaster assistance in Northeast Mississippi can call the Tupelo headquarters during office hours at 662-842-6101. The tollfree after hours phone line is 1-855-891-7325. The Red Cross’ service line for the armed forces is 877-272-7337. They also offer health and safety training, including first aid, baby-sitting and CPR, as well as disaster

training for businesses. To learn more about the Red Cross health and safety training call 1-800-733-2767.

collecting) is invited to attend.  For more information, contact Sharon at 287-0987.    

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Friendship class The Friendship Class meets weekly on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church on Shiloh Road. This group of mentally challenged adults and mentors enjoy sharing time together, games, crafts, singing and refreshments. For more information, call the church office at 286-6638.

Story Hour Pre-school Story Hour is held each Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Corinth Library. Year-round art exhibits are also on display and educational non-profit groups meet in the auditorium monthly. The Corinth Friends of the Library hold their ongoing book sale inside the library. Hardback, paperback and audio books, and VHS and DVD donations to the library are always appreciated. For more information, call 287-2441.

Quilt Guild meets The Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Homemakers Extension Office (beside the arena) at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in quilting (learning or

The Corinth Marine Corps League meets the first Tuesday of every month at Martha’s Menu, downtown Corinth, at 6 p.m.

GED version to expire GED test-takers who need to finish the current version of GED need to do so by the end of 2013. The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential. GED testtakers who have started the 2002 Series GED Test, but not finished and passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test. Test-takers can find out more information by visiting the local adult education or GED class. In the Corinth area, contact the adult education instructor at 662-6962314 or visit 1259 South Harper Rd. in Corinth.

Children with disabilities The Alcorn and Corinth School Districts are participating in an ongoing statewide effort to iden-

tify, locate and evaluate children birth through the age of 21 who have a physical, mental, communicative and/or emotional disability. Early identification of children in need of special educational experiences is important to each child. The information gathered from contacts with parents other agencies will also be used to help determine present and future program needs as progress is made toward the goal of providing a free, appropriate public education to all children with a disability. Contact Stephanie Clausel at the Alcorn School District or Linda Phillips at the Corinth School District with information on any children who may have a disability by calling or writing to: Alcorn School District, Special Services, 31 County Road 401, Corinth, MS 38834, 662-286-7734 or Corinth School District Special Services, 1204 North Harper Road, Corinth, MS 38834, 662-2872425.

Genealogy society The Alcorn County Genealogical Society is located at the southeast corner of the Alcorn County Courthouse basement in the old veterans’ services office. It is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Society can be contacted at 662-286-0075 or email

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JACKSON — The leaders of Mississippi’s universities and community colleges had plans for a major overhaul of statefunded financial aid programs before the current legislative session. But lawmakers appear likely to adopt only a portion of the plan. The Education Achievement Council recommended in September that lawmakers revamp Mississippi’s financial aid programs to make it easier for students to apply for financial aid and to give more money to poor students. However, enacting all the changes that the group considered would cost a projected $77 million. The state is spending only $28 million this year. Faced with that price tag, lawmakers are considering only a change that would cost an additional $3 million. That means Mississippi will still give most of its limited aid to students from more affluent backgrounds, even as poorer students face costs that have risen sharply in recent years. That’s because the state’s two largest aid programs are given out without regard for need and much of that money flows to students from households with incomes

CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Sep 14 Dec 14 Mar 15 May 15

449 454.50 460 461 463.25 471.50 477.50

437.25 443 448.25 450 452.50 461.75 468.25

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TAYLOR — With its budding residential spaces and a new wedding venue, the Plein Air development wants to attract more restaurants as well as more wedding parties to the area by getting the

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82.45 93.50 102.00 103.65 103.40 101.65 80.00

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WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel 603 600 603.50 611.75 624 632.50 631.50

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89.31 89.67 89.00 81.00 78.42 78.91 79.11

86.66 87.23 86.49 80.05 77.35 78.10 78.30

Tables show seven most current contracts for each future. Grains traded on Chicago Board of Trade; livestock on Chicago Mercantile Exchange; and cotton on New York Cotton Exchange.



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10.83 46.66 168.83 46.68 169.90 96.46 168.84 43.55 20.84 46.68 58.34 45.44 36.70 65.74 168.08 42.86

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+7.0/B +20.6/A +19.9/B +20.8/A +19.9/B +20.2/C +19.9/B +19.4/C +16.3/A +20.8/A +13.0/C +16.7/C +17.8/D +15.0/B +22.1/A +19.5/A

CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV - Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar. Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

resort status designation it needs to sell alcohol on premises. “Resort status would help Plein Air to become what we’ve always envisioned,” said Campbell McCool, developer of the Plein Air project. “It would become a true town

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CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. +1 +.75 -.50 -.75 -.25 +.50 +1

could mean years in debt. “My mother, she’s been a school teacher for 18 years and she just finished paying off her loans,” he said. Mississippi has three major financial aid programs. The largest is the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant, which gives $500 to freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 to juniors and seniors, as long as they scored a 15 on the ACT college test, attend full-time and maintain a 2.5 grade-point average in college. The state spent $13.7 million on the grants in the 2012 budget year. As much as half the money went to students whose families have incomes greater than $70,000. The second-largest program, the Eminent Scholars Grant, gives up to $2,500 to full-time students who score 29 on the ACT and had a 3.5 GPA in high school. The state spent $5.1 million on that program in 2012, with as much as 70 percent of recipients coming from households earning more than $70,000. The only program aimed at poorer students is the Higher Education Legislative Plan, known as HELP, which awards the cost of tuition to students who scored higher than 20 on the ACT, had a 2.5 GPA in high school

and have family incomes less than $35,000. The state spent $3.2 million on HELP in 2012. Jennifer Rogers, director of financial aid programs for the state College Board, said aid programs haven’t been adjusted since they were created in the 1990s. Then, tuition was much cheaper and federal Pell grants paid a greater portion of the cost of attending a university. “If we’re trying to move the needle on producing more college graduates, why are we investing in those who are already going and completing when we could be investing in students who could attend and could complete with assistance?” Rogers asked. The Education Achievement Council proposed a broad menu of options for lawmakers. One would have let students who qualify for a full Pell Grant also to receive MTAG grants. Now, that’s not allowed. The maximum federal Pell Grant award this year is $5,645. Any student whose family has an income of $24,000 or less qualifies for that full amount. But even with HELP, a full Pell grant and other aid, a student is likely to end up $3,500 short of the full cost to attend Ole Miss, including room, board, books and other expenses.

Plein Air development seeks resort status


over $70,000 “Only 15 cents of every dollar of financial aid allocated in Mississippi is based on need,” said Ed Sivak, director of the Mississippi Economic Policy Council. Average tuition at Mississippi’s eight public universities is $6,329 this year, not counting room, board, books and other costs. Average tuition at the state’s 15 community colleges is $2,376. One of those students trying to get by is Larry Strickland Jr. A Lambert native, Strickland is in his first year at Jackson State University, but has sophomore standing because he earned some college credit in high school and attended summer school. An elementary education major, Strickland gets about $1,000 from a federal Pell Grant, the main program that poorer students rely on in Mississippi. He also picked up a federal work-study job this semester. Strickland said money is tight in his single-parent family. He said he had hoped to go to the University of Mississippi or the University of Southern Mississippi, but chose Jackson State because it was “a little cheaper.” Like many students, Strickland is making up the difference by taking loans. He knows that

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square with restaurants and shops. This would be a big step forward.” Since Plein Air was first established in Taylor in 2007, it has developed 21 houses and has plans for dozens more. The project has had two restaurants within its town square building, but one was recently converted into a wedding venue called The Mill. “Most of our residents at Plein Air that I’ve spoken with are very supportive,” McCool said of his efforts to get the project resort status. “We wouldn’t allow anything that is detrimental to the neighborhood.” The effort to get the project a resort status designation has been in the works since the beginning, McCool said. Plans call for the Plein Air area to have more residential units, restaurants, a grocery store, art galleries and other attractive elements. However, for the commercial district to survive and thrive, McCool said business operators need









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to have the option to sell alcohol. “We’ve had several restaurants interested in coming here in our eightyear history,” McCool said. “The first question they ask is if we can sell alcohol. Right now, anyone in Taylor could apply for a liquor license, but a resort license allows for liquor, wine and beer to be sold. We have lost several restaurants in the past and one of the primary reasons is their inability to serve alcohol. That is one of their key sources of revenue.” When the Taylor Board of Aldermen held a discussion two years ago on whether Plein Air should get resort status, the initiative was met with a mixed response; some residents were for it and some were against it. The idea of granting resort status to Plein Air still has some who favor the idea, and others who don’t. “Lafayette County has two (resort status businesses) already, so why do we need another, especially when one isn’t but 10 minutes away?” Taylor resident Mark Stone said. “How will this impact the community and how will they police the alcohol?” Plein Air resident Risa Darby said she supports the initiative. “I think it will really help the town and give not only residents in Plein Air but in all of Taylor more places to go to eat because it will bring restaurants,” Darby said. “It would also be good taxwise for the town. I know it’s not going to bring in any wild, all-night bars. Several people who I’ve talked to are for it.” Alice Hammell, the owner of Tin Pan Alley, also sees the advantages of Plein Air getting resort status. “We ate at the restaurants in Plein Air all the time when they were here,” said Hammell, who noted that customers can already bring their own wine to established restaurants in the area, such as Taylor Grocery.

Daily Corinthian • Sunday, February 16, 2014 • 9A

Curious wife seeks truth about a mysterious death DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for three years. I trust him with my whole heart. He is the sweetest man I know. Lately, I have been wanting to know more about his brother. My husband hasn’t said much about him other than he was murdered in prison about 10 years ago. I’m not saying that he and his family are lying, but I did some research on the Web and came across multiple websites about my husband’s brother. Yes, he was in prison, but I’m not sure he was actually murdered there. Some details are better left unsaid. I know, of course, that you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet, but there is more than one Google page with a lot of information. I want to talk to my husband and find out what really happened and try to get to know his brother, but I’m scared he will get angry and even shut me out, and I don’t want that to happen. Please give me some advice on what to do. I just want some straight answers — no more sweeping it under the carpet. — IN THE DARK IN OHIO DEAR IN THE DARK: There is always a risk when someone goes poking around the family closet and starts rattling the skeletons. I suggest you be frank with your husband. Tell him you were curious about his brother, went on the Internet, found some surprising information and would like some honest answers. If you trust him with your whole heart,

then his response will tell you all you need to know. D E A R ABBY: I am a widow with Abigail five daughThe Van Buren ters. youngest is 8, and the Dear Abby others are in their late teens and early 20s. I am selfemployed, work from home and very involved in my kids’ lives. I have a boyfriend I have been seeing for the last 18 months. I spend the night with him two or three times a month, which involves less than a 24-hour stay. I would like to have an extended weekend or a short vacation with him, but he is balking. He says I shouldn’t be away from my baby that long. He grew up with a very distant mother and had an unhappy childhood. My daughter spends a lot of time with me, but still enjoys her “sister time.” How can I get him to realize that my being away for a few days would recharge me and make me a better mom? — BADLY IN NEED OF A BREAK DEAR BADLY IN NEED: If you haven’t already pointed out to this man that his childhood was far different than the one you have provided for your children, then you should. I am somewhat concerned that he is giving you parenting advice, since nowhere in your

letter did you mention that he has any children. It occurs to me that he may have his own reasons for not spending more time with you than he does, and if I’m right, you need to get to the bottom of what they are -- because I don’t think he’s giving you the whole story. DEAR ABBY: My husband goes into a tirade if anyone has a taste of food or a bread roll before a meal is properly served. He goes off on everyone -- even a child who has had to wait because the meal is late or they just love light rolls. We have great respect for your answers. He threatened to write you, so I called his bluff. What do you think about this? — LOSING MY APPETITE IN VIRGINIA DEAR LOSING: I think your husband appears to be excessively controlling. For him to expect hungry people to sit at a table with food and not partake of it is unrealistic, unless it’s a formal dinner party. Children should be taught proper table manners, but to force a hungry child to sit at a table with bread on it for fear of a tirade is, in my opinion, abusive. People sometimes overreact the way your husband does because they have low blood sugar. Could this be his problem? Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will take extra time and effort to put yourself in an excellent mood, but do it anyway, because when you feel good, comfortable and fun, you give out that kind of energy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Be very careful with other people’s “sacred cows” in whatever form they may take today. You likely will not know the deep meaning another person associates with a symbol. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your bright mind needs a challenging outlet today — one that’s different from what you dealt with yesterday. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Every minute you spend on feeling physically better through exercise, stretching, nutrition and even sleep will be multiplied

times 10 and returned to you at a later date. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you can help someone you love be selfish, do it. Your gesture will be especially effective and fondly remembered if the loved one in question is usually a giver, but just needs a break these days. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What you see, hear and touch can’t make you happy unless you follow it up with a self-generated happy thought. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s no need to chase people down, call them up or make them an offer. Operate on an attraction-only basis. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even though you enjoy the journey you’re on, you’re in the game to get results. If you don’t get them quickly, you’re ready to

bail and try a new approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Enjoy the cosmic gift of the day: charisma to spare. You’re not looking for special attention, and yet when you enter the room, people will take notice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It’s an odd quirk of human behavior that people like those they help more than those who help them. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You prefer a relaxed setting. The next best thing is to create a bubble of relaxation around you so that when people get close to you, they feel safe. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Any effort you make in the name of privacy will be classy. Sharing one thing with an individual will be more soul-satisfying than broadcasting everything to everyone.




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10A • Daily Corinthian

Local basketball Saturday’s Games (G) Central 51, Walnut 34 Central 6 15 14 16 -- 51 Walnut 4 7 10 13 -- 34   CENTRAL (51): Alexis Harmon 22, Lauren McCreless 15, Briley Talley 9, Olivia Wilson 2, Callie Buntin 2, Courtney Ekiss 1. WALNUT (34): Morgan Burroughs 13, Mazy Mills 10, Shelby Wilbanks 8, Sydney Wilbanks 3. 3-Pointers: (C) Talley, Harmon, McCreless. (W) Burroughs 3, Syd Wilbanks. Records: Central 16-11, Walnut 11-12   (B) Central 75, Walnut 50 Central 16 15 20 24 -- 75 Walnut 14 22 5 9 -- 50   CENTRAL (75): John Wiley Works 36, Chandler Young 10, Garrett Works 8, Jake Harrison 5, Connor Lewis 5, Ben McIntyre 4, Devin Hicks 3, Blake McIntyre 2, Tyler Moore 2. WALNUT (50): Jake Rogers 16, Javon Norton 13, Dylan Keymon 7, Manse Pulliam 6, Alex Zunga 4, Ty Huffman 2. 3-Pointers: (C) Lewis, Harrison. (W) Rogers 3, Pulliam 2 Records: Central 15-11, Walnut 6-18   Friday’s Games   (G) New Site 66, Kossuth 46 Kossuth 16 8 9 13 -- 46 New Site 12 18 15 21 -- 66   KOSSUTH (46): Parrish Tice 22, Carleigh Mills 8, Rachel Winters 7, Marlee Sue Bradley 4, Baylee Turner 3, Ryleigh Follin 2. NEW SITE (66): Grace Elliot 39, Shelby Stricklin 12, Chrisin Pharr 10, Allie Moreland 3, Faith Mitchell 2. 3-Pointers: (K) Tice 3, Winters, Turner. (B) Elliot 2, Stricklin 2. Records: Kossuth 21-5, New Site 22-6   (B) Kossuth 61, New Site 59 Kossuth 16 8 17 20 -- 61 New Site 13 17 7 22 -- 59   KOSSUTH (61): Rick Hodum 17, Justin Mills 16, Nick Wilcher 9, Jacob Wilcher 8, Matt Stewart 6, Kennedy Dye 3, Charlie Bonee 2. NEW SITE (59): Josh Knight 16, Chase Franklin 16, Ashton Johnson 13, Riley Ivy 11, Dustin George 2, Chandler Nix 1. 3-Pointers: (K) Hodum 5, N. Wilcher 3. (NS) Franklin 4, Ivy. Record: Kossuth 14-12   (G) McNairy 70, South Side 63 14-AA Tournament McNairy 15 19 15 21 -- 70 South Side 11 15 22 15 -- 63 MCNAIRY (70): Margie Coleman 19, Porsha Chappell 17, Selika McPlease see BOXES | 11A

Missouri slips past Tennessee Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Jabari Brown scored 24 points and made a lastminute play to help Missouri hold off Tennessee 75-70 on Saturday. With 7.7 seconds remaining and a 73-70 lead, Brown stole Jeronne Maymon’s inbounds pass before Johnathan Williams III grabbed the ball and finished off the game’s scoring with two free throws on the other end. The Tigers (18-7, 6-6 SEC) needed all 60 minutes for the second consecutive contest to secure the win, following an 86-85 decision against Arkansas on Thursday. Missouri held a 13-point advantage with 11:05 remaining in the first half, but Tennessee quickly responded and pulled to within 41-37 at the break. Jordan McRae finished with 31 points for the Volunteers (15-10, 6-6), but his 3-pointer with 10 seconds left missed. Tennessee ended with up with another chance that set up Brown’s steal, though, as officials determined the rebound went out of bounds off a Missouri player. Missouri looked as if it might squander a 71-65 lead with 47 seconds remaining as Tennessee’s Josh Richardson hit five consecutive free throws sandwiched around a botched inbounds pass from Wes Clark to Jordan Clarkson.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Division tournaments open postseason BY H. LEE SMITH II

The road to Jackson begins this week for members of the Mississippi High School Activities Association. The first step in what ranges from a 7-9 postseason game process of receiving the coveted gold ball, begins with District Tournaments across all six classifications. Among the Alcorn County contingent, the four schools and eight programs will be spread across three sites in Northeast Mississippi, Biggersville will play in the 1-1A event at Booneville High

School, just down the road Alcorn Central and Kossuth will be in 1-3A action at Northeast’s Bonner Arnold Coliseum, while Corinth is entered in the 1-4A event at Itawamba Community College in Fulton. Teams must reach the Final Four of the division to qualify for the North Half Tournament. Where and against whom they open the next round will be determined by their league finish. Teams reaching the championship round will open North Half play at home, while those playing in the consolation game will travel.

Division 1-1A @ Booneville High School Girls Seeds: 1. Pine Grove, 2. Biggersville, 3. Tremont, 4. Wheeler, 5. Falkner, 6. Jumpertown, 7. Thrasher   Monday Biggersville-Thrasher, 5   Tuesday Wheeler-Falkner, 5 Tremont-Jumpertown, 6:30   Thursday BHS/Thrasher vs Tremont/JHS, 4 Pine Grove vs Wheeler/Falkner, 7   Friday Consolation, 4 Championship, 7   Boys Seeds: 1. Biggersville, 2. Falkner, 3. Wheeler, 4. Tremont, 5, Pine Grove, 6. Jumpertown, 7. Thrasher   Monday Falkner-Thrasher, 6:30 Wheeler-Jumpertown, 8   Tuesday Tremont-Pine Grove, 8   Thursday Biggersville vs. Tremont-Jumpertown, 5:30 Monday’s winners, 8:30   Friday Consolation, 5:30 Championship, 8:30

Half of the county’s eight entrants have already qualified by virtue of their finish in regular-season play. The Biggersville boys and Kossuth girls claimed the top seed in their respective divisions and earned a bye into the semifinal round. The Corinth boys and Kossuth boys also earned firstround byes with their runner-up showings during the regular season. The Aggies and Warriors, as well as the Lady Aggies and Lions, won’t take the court until Thursday. Both Alcorn Central clubs, the Lady Lions of Biggersville

Division 1-3A @ NEMCC, Booneville Girls Seeds: 1. Kossuth, 2. Belmont, 3. Booneville, 4. North Pontotoc, 5. Alcorn Central, 6. Mooreville Tuesday Booneville-Mooreville, 4 North Pontotoc-Central, 7   Thursday Kossuth vs North Pontotoc/Central, 7 Belmont vs Booneville/Mooreville, 8:30   Friday Consolation, 4 Championship, 7     Boys Seeds: 1. North Pontotoc, 2. Kossuth, 3. Booneville, 4. Belmont, 5. Alcorn Central, 6. Mooreville   Tuesday Booneville-Mooreville, 5:30 Belmont-Central, 8:30 (WXRZ)   Thursday Kossuth vs Booneville-Mooreville, 4 North Pontotoc vs Belmont-Central, 5:30   Friday Consolation, 5:30 Championship, 8:30

and the Corinth Lady Warriors must win their first game to advance. Those games will be played Tuesday, with the exception of Biggersville. The Lady Lions finished second in 1-1A, but due to a seven-team setup, still have to play an opening round game. BHS will go against Thrasher on Monday at Booneville High School. North Half play consists of four rounds in the classifications that include the county entrants. Teams must survive three straight elimination contests to reach the State Tournament.

Division 1-4A @ Itawamba CC, Fulton Girls Seeds: 1. Pontotoc, 2. Shannon, 3. Itawamba AHS, 4. Corinth, 5. Amory, 6. Tishomingo County   Tuesday Itawamba-Tishomingo Co., 4 Corinth-Amory, 7   Thursday Pontotoc vs Corinth/Amory 4 Shannon vs Itawamba/Tish Co., 7   Friday Consolation, 4 Championship, 7     Boys Seeds: 1. Shannon, 2. Corinth, 3. Pontotoc, 4. Itawamba AHS, 5. Tishomingo County, 6. Amory   Tuesday Pontotoc-Amory, 5:30 Itawamba-Tishomingo Co., 8:30   Thursday Shannon vs Itawamba/Tish Co., 5:30 Corinth vs Pontotoc/Amory, 8:30   Friday Consolation, 5:30 Championship, 8:30

Georgia Mann’s up against Ole Miss Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. — Kenny Gaines kept Georgia close by matching Marshall Henderson’s five 3-pointers. Still, with the game tied and only 1.5 seconds remaining, third place in the Southeastern Conference was riding on Charles Mann’s free throws, and the Georgia sophomore said his confidence never wavered, even after he missed his first attempt. Gaines scored 21 points and Mann hit the go-ahead free throw to lift Georgia past Mississippi 61-60 on Saturday, leaving the Bulldogs alone in third place in the SEC. “I knew I was going to make it,” Mann said. “I had a

lot of confidence.” After a three-point play by Jarvis Summers of Ole Miss tied the game at 60-all, Mann dribbled away most of the final 30 seconds before driving and cutting, drawing a foul from Ole Miss freshman Dwight Coleby. Overtime was a possibility after Mann missed the first free throw. “I just wanted to stay composed,” Mann said. “I just kept on believing and knocked down the second one.” The Rebels couldn’t complete a desperation full-court pass as the game ended. Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said “inexperience at the end” hurt his team, with Coleby, a 6-foot-9 fresh-

man, unable to avoid the foul against Mann, the quicker guard. “I put him in for one reason, because he was rebounding,” said Kennedy of Coleby, who made his first career start. “... Mann, a veteran player, shot-fakes and leans in and made it happen.” Gaines had nine points in a 13-0 run midway through the second half that gave Georgia its first lead since early in the game. Mann had 17 points for Georgia (1410, 8-4 SEC), which took its fourth straight win. Following a win at Mississippi State on Wednesday night, a winter storm in Georgia forced the team to spend an extra night in

Starkville, Miss., where they had their first practice for the Ole Miss game. “We’re starting to toughen up,” said Georgia coach Mark Fox. “We’ve got some toughness about us, which allowed us to get through some adversity on the road and which allowed us to get through some adversity today.” Ole Miss (16-9, 7-5) has lost two straight, both on the road. The Rebels committed only three turnovers but were hurt by making only 16 of 26 free throws, despite Henderson making each of his seven attempts. Henderson made five 3-pointers, including four in the first half, and led the Rebels with 24 points.

Auburn hands Mississippi State 7th straight loss The Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s prolific scoring duo Chris Denson and KT Harrell racked up points and free throws. Denson scored 30 points and Harrell rebounded from a rough game with 26 to lead the Tigers to a 92-82 victory over slumping Mississippi State on Saturday in a game that was controlled by strong foul shooting and huge performances from the Southeastern Conference’s No. 2 scoring tandem. It’s the most combined points they’ve had in a game this season. “It’s more of a team effort,” said Denson, who scored 25plus points for the fourth consecutive game. “It’s always great when the dynamic duo goes off, though.”

As a result, the Tigers (1212, 4-8) snapped a two-game losing streak and matched their season-high in points. Harrell rebounded in a big way from a 2-of-15, sevenpoint performance in a loss to No. 14 Kentucky. Denson said he sent him a text message after that game telling Harrell not to worry about it and “we need you.” “He took it very hard and he said he promised he’ll never play that way again,” Denson said. Allen Payne added 14 points and Tahj Shamsid-Deen had 10. The Tigers made 37 of 41 free throws in the game to hold off the Bulldogs (13-12, 3-9) after building a 21-point lead. They hit 11 consecutive free throws over the final 2:33 in a

game when six players fouled out. Trivante Bloodman had 18 points, nine assists and six rebounds to lead Mississippi State, which has dropped seven in a row since beating Auburn in Starkville on Jan. 22. Bloodman made 14 of 15 free throws. “It was a very intense game,” Bloodman said. “We had a lot of players that were in foul trouble, so I had to get the ball and attack.” Gavin Ware had 15 points, Roquez Johnson 14 and I.J. Ready 12. Denson was 10 of 11 from the line for the Tigers and Harrell made 13 of 14 attempts. Harrell didn’t score in the first 10 minutes but still had 14 points by halftime. “It felt good,” he said. “I’m a really confident person so I

knew I had a bad game. It’s not about one game defining you, it’s how you bounce back that defines you. I came in focused and ready to play.” Denson, who had just nine points in the first meeting, scored 20 in the second half. The Tigers scored 30 points off Mississippi State’s 21 turnovers. Much of the game was spent at the line, where Mississippi State was 29 of 36. Auburn had four players foul out and Mississippi State two and the officials called 59 total fouls. “I thought we were settling too much for jump shots early in this game, and early in the second half I just told those guys to attack the basket and don’t settle,” Auburn coach Tony Barbee said. “They got aggressive and that’s why they got to the foul line so much.”

Sunday, February 16, 2014 Basketball


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NBA standings, schedule EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 28 24 .538 Brooklyn 24 27 .471 New York 20 32 .385 Boston 19 35 .352 Philadelphia 15 39 .278 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 37 14 .725 Atlanta 25 26 .490 Washington 25 27 .481 Charlotte 23 30 .434 Orlando 16 38 .296 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 40 12 .769 Chicago 27 25 .519 Detroit 22 30 .423 Cleveland 20 33 .377 Milwaukee 9 43 .173 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 38 15 .717 Houston 36 17 .679 Dallas 32 22 .593 Memphis 29 23 .558 New Orleans 23 29 .442 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 43 12 .782 Portland 36 17 .679 Minnesota 25 28 .472 Denver 24 27 .471 Utah 19 33 .365 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 37 18 .673 Phoenix 30 21 .588 Golden State 31 22 .585 L.A. Lakers 18 35 .340 Sacramento 18 35 .340 ___

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College basketball Saturday men’s games EAST Brown 62, Penn 55 Bucknell 73, Army 61 Columbia 69, Dartmouth 59 Hartford 61, New Hampshire 59 Harvard 67, Cornell 44 Iowa 82, Penn St. 70 Navy 71, Colgate 61 Providence 84, DePaul 61 Saint Joseph’s 75, La Salle 64 Syracuse 56, NC State 55 UConn 86, Memphis 81, OT UMass 67, George Washington 61 Yale 66, Princeton 65, OT SOUTH Alcorn St. 67, MVSU 63 Auburn 92, Mississippi St. 82 Bellarmine 76, Maryville (Mo.) 72 Bethel (Tenn.) 97, Spring Hill 91 Campbellsville 56, Shawnee St. 52 Duke 69, Maryland 67 E. Kentucky 86, Jacksonville St. 65 Elon 86, Samford 69 Florida 69, Kentucky 59 Florida St. 67, Wake Forest 60 Georgia 61, Mississippi 60 Kentucky St. 84, Lane 70 Ky Wesleyan 83, Central St. (Ohio) 79 Louisiana Tech 85, Rice 46 Louisiana-Lafayette 85, Arkansas St. 67 Middle Tenn. 81, Southern Miss. 64 Morehead St. 79, Tennessee Tech 53 Murray St. 72, E. Illinois 60 North Carolina 75, Pittsburgh 71 SIU-Edwardsville 83, Austin Peay 68 South Alabama 69, W. Kentucky 62 South Carolina 67, Alabama 66 Spalding 81, Webster 73 St. Catharine 78, Rio Grande 63 Troy 85, Georgia St. 81 Tulane 86, UAB 80 UCF 75, South Florida 74 Vanderbilt 57, Texas A&M 54, OT Virginia 63, Clemson 58 Virginia Tech 52, Miami 45 Wofford 64, Appalachian St. 58 MIDWEST Akron 62, N. Illinois 54 Bowling Green 66, Ball St. 64 Cincinnati 73, Houston 62 Drake 70, Loyola of Chicago 62 E. Michigan 65, Toledo 44 Illinois St. 70, Bradley 54 Indiana St. 60, S. Illinois 57 Indiana Wesleyan 92, Spring Arbor 66 Iowa St. 70, Texas Tech 64 Kansas 95, TCU 65 Marquette 81, Xavier 72 Missouri 75, Tennessee 70 N. Iowa 60, Missouri St. 58 N. Michigan 74, Wayne (Mich.) 66 North Dakota 74, Montana 69 Ohio St. 48, Illinois 39

Park 79, Benedictine Springfield 57 Purdue 82, Indiana 64 Saint Louis 64, VCU 62 St. Norbert 113, Grinnell 88 Valparaiso 77, Milwaukee 62 W. Michigan 68, Miami (Ohio) 57 Youngstown St. 59, Ill.-Chicago 56 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 81, LSU 70 Baylor 87, Kansas St. 73, 2OT Northwestern St. 87, Lamar 67 Oklahoma 77, Oklahoma St. 74 Stephen F. Austin 67, Sam Houston 60 Texas 88, West Virginia 71 Texas A&M-CC 74, Oral Roberts 72, OT Texas Southern 74, Grambling St. 71 Tulsa 76, Old Dominion 37 UTEP 84, FIU 71 FAR WEST BYU 60, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 57 California 72, Washington 59 Gonzaga 86, Loyola Marymount 67 Hawaii 83, Cal St.-Fullerton 80 N. Colorado 83, Montana St. 73 New Mexico 90, Nevada 72 New Mexico St. 84, Chicago St. 55 Portland 74, Pepperdine 62 San Diego St. 64, Air Force 56 Stanford 69, Washington St. 56 UCLA 80, Utah 66 UNLV 73, Utah St. 62 Wyoming 46, San Jose St. 38

Saturday women’s games EAST Army 75, Bucknell 63 Buffalo 66, N. Illinois 57 Cincinnati 55, Temple 53 George Washington 78, UMass 54 Harvard 84, Cornell 69 Holy Cross 76, Lehigh 68 Navy 76, Colgate 47 Penn 78, Brown 51 Princeton 96, Yale 75 Rutgers 90, UCF 50 St. Bonaventure 63, Duquesne 62 St. John’s 69, Villanova 56 VCU 70, Rhode Island 44 SOUTH Appalachian St. 76, UNC-Greensboro 67 Belmont 57, Tennessee St. 48 Bethel (Tenn.) 94, Spring Hill 72 Brescia 76, Carlow 68 Campbell 72, Charleston Southern 71 Jacksonville St. 79, E. Kentucky 62 Kentucky St. 75, Lane 58 Ky Wesleyan 97, Central St. (Ohio) 82 Lipscomb 84, North Florida 76 Marshall 71, Charlotte 69 Md.-Eastern Shore 66, Howard 57 Middle Tennessee 83, FAU 77 Murray St. 83, E. Illinois 74 N. Kentucky 69, Jacksonville 61 Pikeville 77, Georgetown (Ky.) 73 SC-Upstate 69, ETSU 60 SIU-Edwardsville 81, Austin Peay 65 Saint Joseph’s 89, George Mason 75 Samford 61, Wofford 55 Shawnee St. 80, Campbellsville 63 Southern Miss. 91, Tulsa 73 Tennessee Tech 71, Morehead St. 58 Tulane 66, FIU 55 UAB 71, Louisiana Tech 62 UTEP 65, Old Dominion 55 W. Kentucky 81, South Alabama 55 Webster 54, Spalding 47 MIDWEST Akron 87, Ball St. 64 Bowling Green 61, E. Michigan 56 Bradley 54, Loyola of Chicago 49 Butler 67, Georgetown 59 Cent. Michigan 88, Miami (Ohio) 47 Cleveland St. 79, Detroit 74 Creighton 85, Providence 64 Dayton 69, Richmond 58 DePaul 89, Seton Hall 73 Iowa St. 72, Kansas 69 Kansas St. 60, Texas Tech 54 Kent St. 57, W. Michigan 48 Marquette 75, Xavier 54 Michigan St. 70, Ohio St. 49

Minnesota 82, Northwestern 64 S. Dakota St. 83, W. Illinois 79 St. Catherine 49, Macalester 43 St. Olaf 76, Hamline 53 Toledo 62, Ohio 58 UT-Martin 102, SE Missouri 70 Wright St. 103, Ill.-Chicago 91 Youngstown St. 84, Valparaiso 56 SOUTHWEST Northwestern St. 67, Lamar 60 SMU 67, Houston 50 Stephen F. Austin 58, Sam Houston 52 Texas Southern 84, Grambling St. 76 UTSA 63, Rice 61 FAR WEST BYU 62, Gonzaga 52 Colorado St. 53, Fresno St. 47 N. Colorado 65, Montana St. 59 Pacific 102, Loyola Marymount 95 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 74, Pepperdine 61 San Diego 59, Portland 52 San Diego St. 77, Air Force 66 Santa Clara 74, San Francisco 73 UNLV 82, Utah St. 80 Wyoming 103, San Jose St. 80

Olympics Olympic medals table At Sochi, Russia (6 of 7 events, Saturday, Feb. 15) (50 of 51 total events) Nation G S B Tot Russia 4 6 5 15 Netherlands 4 4 6 14 United States 4 3 7 14 Norway 4 3 6 13 Germany 7 3 2 12 Canada 4 5 3 12 Sweden 1 5 2 8 Switzerland 5 1 1 7 Austria 2 4 1 7 China 3 2 0 5 Italy 0 2 3 5 Belarus 3 0 1 4 France 2 0 2 4 Japan 1 2 1 4 Slovenia 1 1 2 4 Poland 3 0 0 3 South Korea 1 1 1 3 Czech Republic 0 2 1 3 Latvia 0 1 2 3 Britain 1 0 1 2 Finland 0 2 0 2 Australia 0 1 1 2 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 Croatia 0 1 0 1 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1 Ukraine 0 0 1 1

Saturday’s nedalists ALPINE SKIING Women Super G GOLD–Anna Fenninger, Austria SILVER–Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany BRONZE–Nicole Hosp, Austria CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Women 4x5km Relay GOLD–Sweden (Ida Ingemarsdotter, Emma Wiken, Anna Haag, Charlotte Kalla) SILVER–Finland (Anne Kylloenen, AinoKaisa Saarinen, Kerttu Niskanen, Krista Lahteenmaki) BRONZE–Germany (Nicole Fessel, Stefanie Boehler, Claudia Nystad, Denise Herrmann) SHORT TRACK SPEEDSKATING Men 1000 GOLD–Victor An, Russia SILVER–Vladimir Grigorev, Russia BRONZE–Sjinkie Knegt, Netherlands Women 1500 GOLD–Zhou Yang, China SILVER–Shim Suk Hee, South Korea BRONZE–Arianna Fontana, Italy SKELETON Men

GOLD–Alexander Tretiakov, Russia SILVER–Martins Dukurs, Latvia BRONZE–Matt Antoine, United States SKI JUMPING Men K120 GOLD–Kamil Stoch, Poland SILVER–Noriaki Kasai, Japan BRONZE–Peter Prevc, Slovenia SPEEDSKATING Men 1500 GOLD–Zbigniew Brodka, Poland SILVER–Koen Verweij, Netherlands BRONZE–Denny Morrison, Canada

Friday’s scores CURLING Men Sweden 8, Germany 4 Switzerland 9, Denmark 3 Canada 7, Britain 5 China 9, Russia 6 Women Canada 8, Japan 6 China 7, Sweden 6 Britain 10, South Korea 8 Sweden 7, United States 6 Canada 5, Russia 3 Switzerland 8, Britain 6 Denmark 9, China 6 ICE HOCKEY Men Slovenia 3, Slovakia 1 United States 3, Russia 2, SO Switzerland 1, Czech Republic 0 Sweden 5, Latvia 3 Women Quarterfinals Sweden 4, Finland 2 Switzerland 2, Russia 0

Today’s schedule All Time CST Subject to change Alpine Skiing Men’s Super G, 1 a.m. Biathlon Men’s 15km Mass start, 9 a.m. Bobsleigh Men’s Two-Man (Run 1), 10:15 a.m. Men’s Two-Man (Run 2), 11:50 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing Men’s 4x10km Relay (Classic/Free), 4 a.m. Curling Men United States vs. Canada, 11 p.m. Britain vs. Norway, 11 p.m. Sweden vs. Russia, 11 p.m. Women Denmark vs. South Korea, 4 a.m. Japan vs. Switzerland, 4 a.m. Sweden vs. Russia, 4 a.m. United States vs. Canada, 4 a.m. Men Norway vs. Switzerland, 9 a.m. China vs. Canada, 9 a.m. Germany vs. Denmark, 9 a.m. United States vs. Sweden, 9 a.m. Figure Skating Ice Dancing short dance, 9 a.m. Ice Hockey Men Group B: Austria vs. Norway, 2 a.m. Group A: Russia vs. Slovakia, 6:30 a.m. Group A: Slovenia vs. United States, 6:30 a.m. Group B: Finland vs. Canada, 11 a.m. Women Qualifications (5-8) Germany vs. Finland, 2 a.m. Japan vs. Russia, Noon Snowboard Women’s Snowboard Cross Seeding, 1 a.m. Women’s Snowboard Cross Quarterfinals, 3:15 a.m. Women’s Snowboard Cross Semifinals, 3:30 a.m. Women’s Snowboard Cross Finals, 3:45 a.m. Speedskating Women’s 1500, 8 a.m.

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Transactions Saturday’s deals BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Atlanta C Orinn Sears 50 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Corey Brown on a minor league contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Tommy Hanson and 1B/DH Mitch Moreland on one-year contracts. Placed LHP Joseph Ortiz on the 60-day DL. TAMPA RAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP Erik Bedard on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Julio Teheran on a six-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Roenicke on a minor league contract. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Released RHP Derek Blacksher. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed RHP Kyle Devore. Released C Trevor Coleman. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Paul Burnside and OF Buddy Sosnoskie. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed OF Craig Hertler to a contract extension. Signed Cs Patrick Reardon and Conor Thompson. Released INF Max Casper. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released RHP Matt Suschak. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed Cs Ty Nelson and Mike Valadez to contract extensions. Signed C Cody Coffman. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed TE Richard Gordon to a one-year contract. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Named Evan Marcus strength and conditioning coach and Jeff Hurd assistant strength and conditioning coach. NEW YORK GIANTS — Announced the retirement of DE Dave Tollefson. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed OL Greg Van Roten to a reserve/future contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Resigned S Dan West. Signed WR Antonio Robinson. Arena Football League SPOKANE SHOCK — Named Drew Buchkoski strength and conditioning coach and Raul Vijil assistant strength and conditioning coach. HOCKEY American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Rochester D Matt MacKenzie one game for his actions during a Feb. 8 game. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed D Jake Newton to a professional tryout contract. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Reassigned G Scott Darling to Cincinnati (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Traded F Adam Brace to Bridgeport for D Mike Dalhuisen and assigned Dalhuisen to Cincinnati (ECHL). Central Hockey League ALLEN AMERICANS — Signed F Ben Power. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHIVAS USA — Signed M Thomas McNamara. COLUMBUS CREW — Signed D Ben Sweat and M Kingsley Baiden.


Cord 10, Kaitlyn West 8, Mallorie Sweat 8, Rebekah Lowrie 6, Haven Phelps 2. SOUTH SIDE (63): Alexis Miller 14. Note: McNairy will play Chester Co. in the district championship Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Chester County. Saturday’s JUCO (W) ICC 66, Holmes 49 Halftime: ICC 29-17 Leading Scorers: (ICC)

Jayla Chills 15, K.K. Kneeland 12, Jasmine Golden 11; (H) Carmesha Nalls 22, Tayanna Purnell 10. Records: ICC 13-9 (9-2), HCC 6-15 (3-7) (M) Holmes 75, ICC 60 Halftime: Holmes 37-29 Leading Scorers: (ICC) Alex Anderson 11; (H) Tra-

vis Johnson 17, Dayshawn Watkins 15, Tamarico Wilson 13, Marcus Washington 11. Records: ICC 13-9 (8-3), Holmes 11-9 (3-6) What’s Next: ICC will host Mississippi Delta on Monday for Sophomore Night

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Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Park Rangers Tom Parson and Jim Minor discuss the 2,000-pound cannon that was pushed directly over the school grounds in 1862. This priceless gun is now on permanent display in the lobby of the Interpretive Center.

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Tobin was captured within a stone’s throw of the front steps. “A few hours later one of Tobin’s guns, a 14-pound James Rifle, was captured by four soldiers. They used brute force to man handle the 2,000 pound cannon across the rough terrain and through the abatis to the safety of the Union line,” Parson said with excitement in his voice. “Their path led directly over the school grounds.” This priceless gun is now on permanent display in the lobby of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. “The infantry attack against Robinett came at 11 a.m. The small fort was supported on either side by about 2,500 soldiers. In the trees were the 1,800 Confederates of Gen. John C. Moore’s brigade and on their left, another 1,500 dismounted cavalry,” the park ranger said. “When the charge came it was more like a parade than an attack. In the front rank were the men and boys of Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. They came walking silently out of the trees -no ‘Rebel Yell,’ no bugles, no drums. Nothing but silence.” On today’s landscape, troops of the 42nd Alabama would be seen advancing right through the schoolyard with the Texas troops, led by Colonel William P. Rogers, walking across the grass lot on the east side of the playground. The Mississippians were to the left and their ranks topped the hill and down the long slope. No sooner had they left the cover of the trees when they were under fire from the heavy artillery in the two forts. They picked their way through the tangled barrier as the Union guns cut through their ranks with deadly efficiency. “The first attack failed and the Southerners fell back to the cover of the trees to reform and try again,” said Parson. “This attack also failed to reach the fort.” Colonel Rogers rode his horse back and forth in front of his men and inspired them to one last, desperate attempt. “The battered brigade made the last charge at a dead run, the men screaming at the top of their lungs,” added the park ranger. “They skirted the fallen trees where the monkey bars, swings

and pecan trees stand today.” For a brief moment success seemed possible. Men were scaling the walls of Robinett and climbing through the embrasures. But Union reinforcements surged forward, blunting the attack and forcing the Confederates back. Colonel Rogers was dead, his body pierced by a number of bullets. His men fell back or submitted to surrender. The field was literally covered with bodies. Several hundred corpses lay scattered in a rough line which parallels the modern West Linden Street. “During the entire four years of the war, not a single Confederate brigade ever lost more men in any single battle than Moore’s brigade lost in the small town of Corinth,” said Parson. “When the roll was later called and the men counted, it was found they had suffered 68% casualties. The significance is staggering and there is not a single sign, exhibit or monument on that site to remind us and the rest of the world what happened there in 1862.” The park ranger envisions signs on the property which would show people just where the Alabamians and Texans fought and bled. “We know so much about what happened there and it would be a great addition if we could lead visitors on walking tours of the property and explain the attacks from the Confederate perspective,” he added. Parson hopes the land becomes part of Shiloh National Military Park. “I’m a simple historian and teller of tales,” he said. “All I can do is hope the folks who will decide the fate of those acres understand the significance, the importance and the sacredness of the property.” The Corinth Board of Mayor and Alderman recently discussed the fate of the school property. “Basically, the board is going to move forward and probably solicit bids for west (Corinth school),” said Board Attorney Wendell Trapp at a recent city meeting. The board members “are very sensitive to the historical value of that property,” Trapp added. “It is hallowed ground,” Parson said. “A great opportunity to tell the story of Corinth in the Civil War will be lost if this property is not preserved.”

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Local school teacher travels the world BY ZACK STEEN

Two months out of the year Chris Barnes is a world traveler. The rest of the time, he’s a normal school teacher. Barnes, who teaches 6th grade at Corinth Middle School, has spent the last 8 summer vacations on foreign excursions touring more than 30 countries. “In 2006, I took my first out of the country trip,” Barnes said. “A buddy of mine said, ‘hey, let’s go to Costa Rica’.” The trip included a stop in Jamaica, where Barnes said his love for traveling was born. “I really enjoy seeing new places and meeting interesting people,” he said. Barnes also made it to Mexico and Canada that summer. Since the summer of 2007, the 1984 Alcorn Central graduate has been to Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and Peru in South America and Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda in Africa. “I go to these foreign countries to see everything I can see,” Barnes said. “I try to do it as inexpensively as possible.” The adventurer said he likes booking air travel with AirAsia. “Sometimes I can fly really cheap,” Barnes said. “Like $15 to $30 a flight.” Barnes normally stays in hostels – a budget-

“It’s on these tours that I’m able to meet so many different people from around the world. I have met many other teachers, some of which I stay in contact with after the trip.” Chris Barnes Teacher, Corinth Middle School oriented accommodation where guests can rent a bed and share a bathroom, kitchen and other living spaces with other travelers. “I stayed in hostels in the U.S. before I started traveling internationally,” Barnes said. “When in a hostel, theres 10 or 15 other travelers staying there.” Barnes is able to find out the hidden places to visit in an area from other hostel guests. “I know where to start and where to finish depending on their recommendations,” he added. The Corinth native likes to take excursions or mini tours while in a foreign land. “It’s on these tours that I’m able to meet so many different people from

Chris Barnes with primary school teachers in Jinja, Uganda. around the world,” he said. “I have met many other teachers, some of which I stay in contact with after the trip.” Barnes’ students often get a up close look at photos and items the teacher brings back from his many trips. “I always bring back money from each county I visit,” he said. “I’m able

to show and teach my students with real money.” While in Ecuador on the equator, Barnes was able to balance an egg on a pinhead. “It really worked and the coolest thing was being able to come back and share that kind of stuff with my kids,” he said. Saili Weeden, one of Barnes’ students, said he

is a teacher who not only teaches, but makes learning fun. “When we are having reading or social studies class, he’ll bring stuff to class from one of his trips,” the 12-year-old said. “It helps us understand the lesson better.” Barnes hopes to one day connect his classroom to a classroom in another

country. “I have a teacher friend in South Africa,” he said. “We’ve talked about the possibly of doing a global citizenship project over Skype.” Until then, the humble school teacher will continue traveling around world and sharing his experiences with his lucky students.

SPLC calls on US to reform exchange programs BY HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

JACKSON — The Southern Poverty Law Center is calling on the U.S. government to reform cultural exchange programs, saying those have left some foreign participants vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. The SPLC said in a recent report that U.S. State Department’s cultural exchange programs are providing businesses in the United States with cheap and exploitable labor at the expense of participants who pay thousands of dollars to experience American culture. The lengthy report also cites a 2010 investigation by The Associated Press that uncovered similar labor and housing problems in the J-1 Summer Work Travel program, which annually allows more than 100,000 for-

eign college students to spend their summers working in the U.S. Susan Pittman, a spokeswoman with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that she couldn’t respond directly to the report. But she said the agency has made a number of improvements, including passage of stronger regulations in 2012. The new rules included capping the number of participants in the Summer Work Travel program at 109,000 and limiting the kinds of jobs that participants are allowed to take in an effort to ensure a strong cultural component in the program. Pittman also said a number of companies designated by the State Department as official sponsors to facilitate the

The new rules included capping the number of participants in the Summer Work Travel program at 109,000 and limiting the kinds of jobs that participants are allowed to take in an effort to ensure a strong cultural component in the program. program have been sanctioned or removed from the program and that the agency has increased staff and site visits to check on sponsors and participants. The December 2010 AP investigation found that some participants had worked in strip clubs, either by choice or because they were forced to. Other participants took home $1 an hour or less, after housing and transportation deductions, for me-

nial jobs such as housekeepers. In one of the worst cases, a Ukrainian woman told AP she was lured with a promise to work at a restaurant in Virginia in 2004, but was beaten and forced to work at a strip club in Detroit. SPLC said it responded to complaints throughout the South, but much of its work focused on Myrtle Beach, S.C., Lake Charles, La., Biloxi, Miss., and Gulf Shores, Ala. During Tuesday’s SPLC

conference call, Christian Llontop of Peru described to reporters how he spent thousands of dollars to travel to a resort in Biloxi, Miss., but was assigned work for a subcontractor who paid him $4.75 per hotel room that he cleaned. He said long hours left him little time or energy to experience American culture. “This experience was horrible,” Llontop said through a translator. “I felt tricked.” The participants work all over the country, from theme parks in Florida and California to ski destinations in Colorado and Montana. The Summer Work Travel program, which allows college students to visit for up to four months, is one of the State Department’s most popular visas. SPLC said it found similar problems

in the State Department’s longer term programs for interns and trainees. Stewart, the SPLC attorney, said during a conference call with reporters on Tuesday that the programs also displace U.S. workers while providing businesses with “cheap and exploitable labor.” Founded in 1971, the SPLC is a nonprofit group based in Montgomery, Ala., that is often associated with fighting hate groups, but the organization says it also is an advocate for at-risk children, immigrants and others. Among SPLC’s recommendations are for requirements that U.S. employers certify that American workers are not available before hiring J-1 workers and to pay the foreign workers a prevailing wage established by the Department of Labor.

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A new ‘Tonight’ dawns with Jimmy Fallon as host BY FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer

NEW YORK — On the walls of Jimmy Fallon’s office are photos. Lots of photos. Of his 2007 marriage to film producer Nancy Juvonen. Of their 6-month-old daughter, Winnie. Of his mom and dad as newlyweds. Fallon points them all out to a visitor proudly. But the dominant photo is a portrait of Johnny Carson, aglow in front of his “Tonight Show” drapes. “I look at that every day,” says Fallon, “and just go, ‘Yeah — it’s SO fun!’” Already Fallon is immersed in this kind of fun. For five years he hosted NBC’s “Late Night,” a job he relinquished only days ago. And now he’s looking ahead to the Big Show, “The Tonight Show,” where Monday, at the special time of 11 p.m. CST, he retrieves Carson’s mantle — back in New York after 42 years in Los

Angeles. “It’s giant! It’s a big TV moment!” says Fallon. “Even if it wasn’t me, I would tune in to watch.” A Manhattan home base perfectly suits its new host, a consummate New Yorker, while bringing it under the same hallowed roof (NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters) as “Late Night” and “Saturday Night Live,” other jewels in the crown of Lorne Michaels, its new executive producer. It also allows “Tonight” to make a clean break from its turbulent post-Carson era under Jay Leno (and, fleetingly, Conan O’Brien), when the Carson-bequeathed formula of jokes, celebs and chitchat was, too often, upstaged by behind-thescenes soap opera. Leno was consistently the ratings winner, but never won much respect from the public, critics, or even his own network, which fired him twice and now has lavished his


successor with an honor it denied him for his 20plus years: “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” is now restored to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” — the star billing Carson got. Back in New York, where both “The Tonight Show” and Carson as its host made their start, this 60-year-old TV institution is poised to pick up the legend from where it languished after Carson’s 1992 retirement. The show will even recommission that sacred space — Studio 6B — where Carson reigned before his 1972 move west. “I wish Johnny Carson was still around, so he could see what we did with his studio,” says Fallon. “I can’t WAIT to show everybody!” But even as the 39-yearold waxes eagerness about the new “Tonight Show,” he wants everyone to know it won’t really be so different, after all: essentially an hour-

earlier “Late Show With Jimmy Fallon,” including its house band, the Roots (though this eight-piece ensemble will expand by two horns), its announcer-sidekick, Steve Higgins, and comic bits like “Slow Dance the News” and “Thank-you Notes.” “When we started ‘Late Night,’ we were DOING ‘Late Night,’” Fallon explains, “but over five years it’s kind of grown, and blossomed into what it became, which is ‘The Tonight Show.’ We grew into it!” Fallon first became popular during his six years on “Saturday Night Live,” where he displayed a chameleonic range of characters and impersonations, plus a musicality that grants him uncanny skill at mimicking numerous recording stars. His 2004 departure from “SNL” to pursue a film career didn’t pan out, particularly with the comedy flop “Taxi,” in which he co-starred with Queen

thing, and his guests seem chill about following his lead. Like when he and tough-guy action-film star Jason Statham doused each other with pitchers of water during a card game called Water War. “I’m not afraid to get wet,” says Fallon, chortling at the memory. “I’m not afraid to get messy.” It seems to be paying off. Note that charter “Late Night” host David Letterman held that post for more than a decade before launching “Late Show.” O’Brien labored 15 long years before his short-lived promotion to “Tonight.” Now, after only a fiveyear internship, Fallon has graduated to what’s repeatedly, momentously, hopefully described as his “last job.” “That’s what it SHOULD be,” he nods. “It’s a great job, and it should be the last job, if you do it right. I’m looking forward to being here a long time!”

Marvel plans to spin new webs in Spider-Man’s history BY MATT MOORE Associated Press


Latifah (who now has her own talk show, in daytime). Now a TV staple, Fallon declares that he’s developed “a voice that people expect from us.” What is that voice? “Fun. Nice. Absurd,” he says reflectively. A thoughtful pause, then a laugh. “I’m still working on the list.” His key strength as host boils down to his unflagging engagement, says “Tonight Show” producer Josh Lieb. “He’s got genuine empathy for his guests and for the audience,” he said. “He’s trying to give them the best of himself. “He is the most inclusive comic I’ve ever known,” adds Lieb, whose credits include “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and the sitcom “NewsRadio.” ‘‘Some comics want to shut the audience out. Jimmy really wants to bring the whole world in on the joke.” Fallon is also up for any-

PHILADELPHIA — There’s more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known. Starting in May, Marvel Comics will shed more light on how the transformation took place and how those early days of fighting crime, juggling school and coming to terms with the emotional blow of losing Uncle Ben helped turn Parker from a gawky teenager with a knack for cracking-wise into the hero and human he’s become. Dan Slott, who has been writing Spider-Man for Marvel since 2008, said the new story not only pays homage to the first 1962 appearance of the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko-created character, but peels back more layers of what was going on in the first volume of the 700-issue “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which began in March 1963. “When you’re look-

ing at things in those issues, you’re going: ‘Wait a minute! How did this happen? How did he get this? Where did this come from? Why didn’t Aunt May ever wonder about that?’” he said. The five-part story titled “Learning To Crawl” starts May 7 with “Amazing Spider-Man” 1.1 and concludes in September with issue 1.5. Slott is writing the interlude with art by Ramón Pérez. Artist Alex Ross has painted each of the story’s five covers. Slott calls the story a chance to learn more about Parker the teenager and high school student, not just the recipient of a bite from a radioactive spider. “You start looking at it closer and closer and you go, ‘There’s a story here that we’re not seeing,’” he said. “A very pivotal and crucial story that lovingly respects everything that went on but tells you more, so much more about Spider-Man and so much more about Peter

Parker.” What is it that readers will learn? Slott is notorious about keeping a lid on his plans, preferring to let readers find out the day a book is out and not before. But there are clues, hints even, such as a new villain never before revealed who may or may not be Parker’s peer, inspired by newspaper and TV reports of SpiderMan’s actions. “Someone’s running around trying to be just like Spider-Man and there’s no way in Peter’s mind that he’s not responsible for everything that guy’s going to do,” said Slott of the Ditkoesque bad guy he would not name. “He’s got his first villain who is his own age, someone that he’s inspired” instead of clashing with The Vulture or Doctor Octopus or the Lizard, all of whom were adults and authority figures. “He’s a troubled teen hero fighting a troubled teen villain!” Slott said.

NBC borrows football idea for Olympics BY DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer

STAMFORD, Conn. — NBC has borrowed an idea — and a voice — from football’s popular “Red Zone” broadcasts for a digital channel that tries to reflect the breadth and immediacy of the busy days at the Winter Olympics. The “Gold Zone” is one of NBC’s most popular online offerings, and perhaps a model for how future Olympics will be presented on television. On Thursday, the “Gold Zone” dipped into coverage of the first U.S. men’s hockey game, a 7-1 rout of Slovakia. Shrinking pictures so two appeared side-by-side on the screen, host Andrew Siciliano simultaneously displayed Russia’s game with Slovenia, and asked viewers to vote via Twitter which game they most wanted to see. Within an hour, “Gold Zone” also darted around to live speed skating, curling and biathlon. At one point, the screen was divided into quarters with live action in each box. NBC tried something similar during the London Olympics in 2012 as an alternative to streams of individual sports, but without any narration, said Rick Cordella, senior vice president and gener-

al manager of NBC Sports Digital. A few months ago, the company decided to fully embrace its inspiration by contacting Siciliano. Siciliano was hosting a sports talk radio and a cable TV program on fantasy football nine years ago when Fox and DirecTV approached him with the “Red Zone” idea. “My initial reaction was, ‘I’m going to miss sitting on my couch with my friends’” on NFL Sundays, he said. The football show follows several games simultaneously, hopping from one to another at key moments, often when one team is within an opponent’s “red zone” — 20 yards or less from a touchdown. The idea clicked, so much so that the NFL Network began producing its own version for distribution to cable companies. Siciliano doesn’t miss his friends on the couch at home. “I get to stand in front of a wall of televisions and be America’s remote control,” he said. For “Gold Zone,” Siciliano works in a studio at the NBC Sports Group’s headquarters in Connecticut. He’s onscreen for a 6 to 10 a.m. CT time shift, which is late afternoon and early evening Sochi time. He’s relieved by colleague Ryan Burr, who

works his own four-hour shift starting at 11. With the NFL, Siciliano figures he knows about every player in the league. But for the Olympics, he’s had a crash course on the more than 2,000 athletes in competition, including how to pronounce difficult names. “Gold Zone” will take feeds of individual sport announcers, both from NBC and the IOC, and Siciliano ties it all together as a narrator to keep viewers abreast of developing stories. “People want to see the celebrations. They want to see the emotions,” he said. “The emotions are so raw because these athletes have been training for this for all of their lives.” The show is a clearinghouse for Olympic fans who don’t want to curate their own viewing experiences. Traffic to “Gold Zone” has exceeded all expectations, Cordella said. The stream has had 279,000 unique visitors throughout the Olympics, with more than 10 million minutes watched, NBC said. “I love it,” Siciliano said, “because I truly think it’s the future. With instant gratification, it’s getting to the point where the viewer assumes that everything will be like the ‘Red Zone.’ They won’t miss anything.”

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Community events Reminder Events need to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event. Community events publishes on Wednesdays and Sundays and on Friday if space is available.

Music Recital The Corinth Music Club will present students of its local piano teachers in an Honors Recital on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Fillmore Street Chapel. Students will have achieved certain benchmarks in Piano Festival participation and the recital will feature two piano camp scholarship winners. Â

Black History Program The Alcorn County Branch NAACP will celebrate Black History Month with a program on Sunday. The program will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 715 Martin Luther King Drive, at 3 p.m. During the event, gospel spirituals from several groups and portrayals of Nelson Mandela and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be performed. A $200 grocery giveaway will also be held. Tickets are $2 and can purchased from Black History Committee members William Dilworth, Annie Windom, Mary Dilworth, Eleanor Benson, J.C. Hill or John Patterson.

Nature Group meets Anyone interested in activities involving birds or nature is welcome to attend the next meeting of the Corinth Audubon Nature Group on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Corinth Library Auditorium. Guest speakers will be Susan Adams and Cynthia and Woody Harrell. The trio will give a

presentation on their adventure hiking the John Muir Trail.

Mission Mississippi The Corinth Chapter of Mission Mississippi will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 in the lower level of Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu. Mission Mississippi is a statewide organization which promotes racial reconciliation. The organization and was founded by Rev. Dolphus Weary. Â

Retired Federal Employees The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Jacinto Chapter 1879, will hold its Thursday, Feb. 20 monthly meeting at Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 2210 Harper Road, Corinth at 11:30 a.m. All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend.

Car Club Meeting Wheels of Northeast Mississippi, Burnsville Car Club and Tri-State Flywheels are combining to present a Winter Car, Tractor and Bike Inside Show on Feb. 22 at Burnsville Industrial Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m Entry fee is $20. Trophies will be awarded at 1 p.m. All proceeds collected will go to support the Tishomingo County Backpack Ministry. In case of rain, event will be held March 1. For more information call Mike 662-424-3343 or Jimmy 662-424-0793.

Theater Auditions AiM Youth Arts Guild will be holding auditions for their One Act Show and Competiton on April 4,5 & 6 Both plays will hold open auditions March 10 & 11 at 6 pm at the Latta Theater in

the McNairy County Visitors and Cultural Center at 205 West Court Ave. Selmer, Tenn. The upcoming plays and their casting needs include: â&#x20AC;˘ Cheating Death - Director Hunter Steele. 2 males, 4 females and 1 could be either. Ages needed 12-21. When the Angel of Death visits a mental hospital to collect someone on his list, he accidentally reveals himself to the wrong person. After struggling to convince the patients of his identity, Death attempts to correct his potentially fatal mistake and demands to know which one of them is actually the one he came for. But the patients refuse to give up their friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true identity, even after Death insists that if he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t perform the touch of death within the allotted time, the consequences could be disastrous. â&#x20AC;˘Â Shuffling- Director Houston Robinson. 1 male 1 female 1-14 flexible. Ages needed 12-21. Lacey, a teenage girl, has finished work at the mall and is waiting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and waiting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for her boyfriend to pick her up. Left stranded yet again, she reevaluates her love life while shuffling through the songs on her iPod. Actors portraying each of the songs appear with comedic monologues that stir her emotions, offer advice, and affect her decisions. Ethan, a good-humored co-worker, offers her a ride home and the possibility of future romance.  

Miss Sunshine Pageant Third Annual Miss Sunshine Pageant benefiting The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, at

2 p.m. The pageant will be held at the Selmer Community Center. Fee is $25 prior to Feb. 17 or $30 at the door. This pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 0-21 years. Admission for adults is $5, children 5-12 years $3, and under 5 years free. One adult is admitted free with each contestant. six years and up Queens qualify for the 2014 Strawberry Festival. All festival rules apply. For additional information, contact Stephanie Ray at 731-453-5481.

Civil War Show The Fifth Annual Corinth Civil War and Militaria Show and Sale, sponsored by the Col. W.P. Rogers Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, is set for March 8-9 at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center. Show hours are March 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 and free for children under 12. For more information contact Larry McDaniel at 662-415-5676 ( or Buddy Ellis at 662-6651419 ( or visit www.

Sharing Hearts Sharing Hearts is an adult care program offering a one day a week daycare for adults suffering from Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or any other firm of dementia. The program meets each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 501 Main Street. The program is designed to offer caregivers a day of rest and their family members a day of caring supervision along with music, games, lunch, exercise and crafts all designed to entertain

and provide social interaction. For more information call Melinda Grady at 662-808-2206. Â

Whitehurst at or call these numbers for more information: 662-2874296 or 662-665-5392.

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Kindergarten pre-registration for the Alcorn School District for the 2014-2015 school year will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25 at each campus. Students must reside within the boundaries of the district, be five years old on or before Aug. 31 and parents must provide immunization records, proofs of residence, a birth certificate and Social Security card. For more information contact the school district office at 662-286-5591 or the individual school offices. Applications are also available online at www. Â

Pre-Kindergarten registration Pre-Kindergarten pre-registration for the Alcorn School District for the 2014-2015 school year will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 25 at each campus. Students must reside within the boundaries of the district, be four years old on or before Aug. 31, be potty trained (no pullups are permitted) and parents must provide transportation. For more information contact the school district office at 662-286-5591 or the individual school offices. Applications are also available online at www.

Class of 1964 The Corinth High School Class of 1964 will have its 50th class reunion on May 16-17. If interesed in attending, please contact Betsy

Mississippi Youth Challenge is now accepting applications for its latest class beginning July 19. Challenge Acaemey features a structured environment with a focus on job training, social skills and self discipline critical in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough job market. Other academic opportunities include high school diploma help, college classes through a local university and nationally certified construction skills. The program is designed to meet the needs of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth who are struggling in the traditional school environment and accepts male and female applicants ages 16 to 18. For more information contact 1-800-507-6253 or visit state/ms.

New location The Corinth Artist Guild Gallery has moved to a now location on Fillmore Street in the former Dodd Eye Clinic building. Hours continue to be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact the gallery at 665-0520 for more information.

Chronic conditions Living Well with Chronic Conditions is a fun, skill-building program designed for people with chronic disease. This six week class will be offered every Wednesday at Selmer Senior Center, beginning on March 5, at 9 a.m. Free health screenings and door prizes will be offered to participants. For questions or to register contact Schancey Chapman at 731-645-3598.

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With Thanks Words cannot begin to express how much I have appreciated the phone call, hugs, food, visits, money, cards, flowers, plants, comforting words, mostly all of the prayers, and anything else so many have done to ease the pain of the shocking and sudden loss of my husband, Chuck Mathis. Everyone has been so generous. Thank you to the fi rst responders, the Farmington FD, Mrs. Plunk’s daddy who took me to the hospital, the ones who stayed up all night with me at the hospital, Dr. Jill Brown, the nurses and doctors on call Feb. 1 & 2, Magnolia Funeral Home, Rhonda Wilbanks, Jason Calvary, and the older gentleman who walked me in out of the rain. Also, I would like to thank my church family at the Biggersville Pentecostal Church, our pastor and his wife. You all are some of the very best people on earth, very loving, caring, and displaying Christ’s Love. Thank you to the many other churches that have been praying for me, my friends for being there, and our families for your love and support. To my co-workers and friends at ACCO, you all are some really great folks to work with and for. Thanks for your understanding and concern. To the pallbearers, Chuck would be honored. Chuck would want to remember his friends and co-workers at the Corinthian. I wish to thank Mrs. Plunk’s 2nd grade class at Alcorn Central, may you be blessed for all you have done. I love you all!

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0955 LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE The Mississippi Department of Corrections is soliciting proposals to lease approximately 2,000 square feet of office space in Corinth. Interested parties should contact Bill Brand at (662) 489-4595, P.O. Box 30, Pontotoc, MS 38863. Deadline for receipt of proposals is February 28, 2014. 2tc 02/16 & 02/23/14 14598




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2000 MERCURY Optimax, 225 H.P. Imagine owning a likenew, water tested, never launched, powerhouse outboard motor with a High Five stainless prop,

for only $7995. Call John Bond of Paul Seaton Boat Sales in Counce, TN for details.

731-689-4050 or 901-605-6571



$85,000 662-415-0590

2005 AIRSTREAM LAND YACHT 30 ft., with slide out & built-in TV antenna, 2 TV’s, 7400 miles.

$75,000. 662-287-7734

Excaliber made by Georgi Boy

1985 30’ long motor home, new tires, Price negotiable.

662-660-3433 REDUCED


2009 Nissan Murano SL,

gas burner, workhorse eng., 2 slideouts, full body paint, walk-in shower, SS sinks & s/s refrig w/ im, Onar Marq gold 7000 gen., 3-ton cntrl. unit, back-up camera, auto. leveling, 2-flat screen TVs, Allison 6-spd. A.T., 10 cd stereo w/s.s, 2-leather capt. seats & 1 lthr recliner, auto. awning, qn bed, table & couch (fold into bed), micro/conv oven, less than 5k mi.







2006 Royal Star Yamaha 16,000 miles Like New $5950 662-664-3350

18’ long, 120 HP Johnson mtr., trailer & mtr., new paint, new transel, 2 live wells, hot foot control.

$6500. 662-596-5053

2012 STARCRAFT CAMPER Fiberglass 18’ bunk house, gray & black water tanks, cable ready w/TV.



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