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Daily Corinthian Vol. 116, No. 43
• Corinth, Mississippi •
16 pages • Two sections
Moo, Moo, Moo Staff photos by Steve Beavers
Mack Mitchell with Mitchell Farms checks over the young triplets born on the farm earlier in the week.
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KOSSUTH — Doug Mitchell had never seen it before. Neither have a lot of cattle farmers. One of Mitchell Farms registered Hereford cows gave birth to triplets a day after Valentine’s Day. It was a feat that happens once in every 106,000 times. “It’s extremely rare,” said Mitchell. “Four years ago, we had 14 sets of twins but I have never heard of a set of triplets.” The fact that the 7-year-old mama cow had triplets is quite an
accomplishment in itself, but that she delivered the calves without any assistance is another extraordinary act. “We didn’t do anything to help with the birth,” said the cattle farmer. “I knew she was big when I checked her the night before ... I thought she might have twins.” The cow, who has birthed young ones since the age of 2, had a bull and two heifers for the three total. “Most of the time when a cow has twins, she will have the first one then walk off and have the other one,” said Mitchell. “The reason some twins don’t live is the cow
forgets about the first one. The odd thing is she has accepted all three of these calves.” The registered Hereford — naturally bred — carried the calves nine months just like humans do with their babes. The calves weighed 60, 50 and 40 pounds each. “They are smaller than a normal calf,” added Mitchell. The mother and the calves — 73Z1, 73Z2 and 73Z3 — have all been moved to a barn so the mother can be fed well and produce enough milk to nurse. “If they can make it a week, they will be fine,” said Mitchell.
IUKA — Over 50 individuals have been indicted by the Tishomingo County Grand Jury. Those arrested were arraigned on Wednesday and now await a court date. ■ Brian Baswell, age 32, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Justin Pylant, age 25, Burglary and Larceny. ■ Jolene Holland, age 35, 2 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Michael McDaniel, age 47, 2 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Bobbie Carden, age 65, Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Joshua McKinnon, age 20, Burglary and Larceny and 2 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Joshua Parrish, age 19, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance and 4 counts of Burglary of a Water Vessel. ■ Megan Wigginton, age 19, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Brad Mock, age 26, Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Jesse Green, age 32, Sale of a Controlled Substance and Child Endangerment. Green is currently in MDOC custody. ■ Donny Lambert, age 44, Possession of 2 or more Pre-Cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Johnny Doyle, age 33, Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault. ■ Wanda Lucas, age 61, 2 counts of Sale of Controlled Substance. ■ Jennifer Brumley, age 36, Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Adam Williams, age 20, 4 counts of Burglary and Larceny of a Vessel. ■ Johnny L. Bonds, age 30, Burglary and Larceny of a Dwelling. ■ Jennifer Wilson, age 48, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ William E. Welford, age 28, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Laura Williamson, age 21, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Tabitha Wilkins, age 22, 2 counts of Sale of a Please see COURT | 2A
Lenten Luncheons are Easter season tradition for 32 years BY MARK BOEHLER firstname.lastname@example.org
An Easter season tradition of spiritual renewal and lunchtime fellowship on Wednesdays soon returns to the Crossroads area. The 32nd Anniversary Lenten Luncheons begin Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22 at First United Methodist Church for the first of seven weeks of good speakers, food and fellowship. Lunch serving begins at 11:45 a.m. with a speaker and music every Wednesday in the church fellowship hall. Cost is $5 with proceeds to support local and state mission projects. A special feature awaits those attending as the church has a newly renovated kitchen and dining area. “The kitchen is ready, the United Methodist Women (UMW) group is ready and the entire church is ready for anyone to share and participate in the Lenten Luncheon Easter season tradition,” said Brenda Childs, one of the many UMW volunteers who contribute their time for the annual event. The luncheons are planned so people who work can attend, eat, listen to the messages and get back to work within an hour, noted Childs. Assorted cakes, tea and coffee will be served with each meal. The date, speaker and menu includes: Feb. 22 — Dr. Randy Bostick of Oakland Baptist Church; chicken spaghetti and salad; Feb. 29 — Rev. Ann Benton Fraser of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; vegetable beef soup and pimento cheese sandwich; March 7 — Gary Caveness, director of The Lighthouse Foundation; hot ham sandwiches and pasta Staff photos by Steve Beavers United Methodist Women member Peggy Collins gets table salad; decorations ready for the upcoming Lenten Luncheon at the church. Please see MEALS | 2A
Civitan Club Vice President Kalin Burcham (right) invites Leon Barton to the Clergy Appreciation Week event to be held at noon Wednesday. Barton is pastor of Christian Assembly of God in Corinth.
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The Civitan Club is paying tribute to local clergy. Pastors and priests of all faith will be recognized for their service to the community with a program and lunch. The event is set for noon Feb. 22 at The Turn at Shiloh Ridge. “We want to get as many pastors and youth minPlease see CLERGY | 2A
Index Stocks...... 7A Classified......4B Celebrations ..1B Wisdom......2B
Weather......5A Obituaries......3A Opinion......4A Sports......8A
On this day in history 150 years ago The USS Monitor begins sea trials in New York Harbor. The highly innovative ship has a number of glitches in these first tests, but the threat of the nearly completed CSS Virginia (exUSS Merrimack) in Virginia rushes the process along.
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Suspects waive preliminary hearing Next grand jury scheduled during July The Associated Press
HOLLY SPRINGS — Two of three suspects in the Christmas Day shoot-
ing death of a 16-yearold Memphis, Tenn., girl have waived their preliminary hearing in Marshall County Justice Court. Cory Albright, 33, and a 16-year-old juvenile waived their hearings before Justice Court Judge Earnest Cunningham.
Cunningham would otherwise have examined evidence to determine whether the case was worthy of being presented to a grand jury. A third suspect, Rico Fleming, 22, who arrested by U.S. marshals in St. Louis, Mo., more than
two weeks after the killing, had appeared earlier in circuit court. The three are each charged with one count of murder and multiple counts of drive-by shooting. All three are being held without bond. The drive-by shooting
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It’s not as glitzy as New Orleans, but it’s not as frenzied either, and the throws are generous and vary widely. But when it comes to a great place for families to celebrate Mardi Gras, residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast feel they have a treasure. Mostly staged just for locals in the past, the coast’s celebration has become better known
over the years and now draws revelers from long distances. Taryn Sammons, spokeswoman for the coast’s tourism industry, said hotels have been filling up, making for the likelihood of a busy Fat Tuesday for restaurants, casinos and other businesses. There will be parades on the weekend. Then on Fat Tuesday, three cities will have parades. “Our parades aren’t
like the New Orleans ones,” said Betsy Glendenning, president of the Gemini krewe in Gulfport. “But we have great floats, plenty of throws, and it is definitely a parade worth seeing.” Glendenning and others describe Mardi Gras on the Gulf Coast as safe and without the fleshflashing the New Orleans French Quarter has become known for at Carnival time. “We have Boy Scouts
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marching with us, a community college bands. And our crowds are nice size, but you don’t get as jammed together as you do in New Orleans,” Glendenning said. The krewe has a weekend parade, then marches again on Mari Gras evening. Gemini will have 60 floats in its parade, including two from Pensacola, Fla. The Krewe of Lafitte will bring pirates to the gathering on its floats.
Members of the United Methodist Women (UMW) have been busy getting things in order for the 32nd Anniversary Lenten Luncheons which begin on Wednesday. Those decorating the church on Friday were (from left) Peggy Collins, Brenda Childs, Ann Chappelle, Phyllis Johnson, Vonceil Smith and Barbara Wayne.
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March 14 — Father Richard Smith of St. James Catholic Church; chili, fan-
cy cole slaw and crackers; March 21 — Dr. Don Elliott of First Presbyterian Church; potato casserole and chef salad;
March 28 — Rev. Tony Pounders of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church, white beans and ham, German slaw, corn bread;
April 4 — Rev. Raigan Miskelly of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo; chicken salad and congealed fruit salad.
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Controlled Substance. ■ Dustin Wilkins, age 28, 1 count of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Gregory Daryl Lambert, age 19, 4 counts of Burglary of a Water Vessel. ■ Jimmy Lee Richardson, age 46, DUI 3rd. ■ James Lee Paterson, age 46, Burglary and Larceny of a Dwelling. ■ Jackie Dale Eaton, age 35, Burglary and Larceny of a Dwelling. ■ Skylar Bennett, age 25, 17 counts of Burglary, Attempted Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools. ■ Dennis Christian Martin, age 42, 19 counts of Burglary and Larceny of a Vehicle, Dwelling, Building. Martin is currently in MDOC custody. ■ Jacob Adams, age 21, 2 counts of Uttering a Forgery. ■ Teresa Jones, age 48, 5 counts of Uttering a Forgery. Jones is currently in MDOC custody. ■ Marie Malone, age 36, Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute. ■ Marty Blake Webb, age 17, Possession of Hydrocodone. ■ Stephanie Paige House, age 19, Possession of MDPV (Bath Salt) with Intent to Distribute. ■ Thomas Pugh, age 39, Grand Larceny. ■ Harley Barrett, age 19, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. ■ Terry Lee Lambert, age 41, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Amphetamine and Oxycodone. ■ Tim Duckworth, age 40, Possession of 2 or more Pre-cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ John Garner, age 50, Possession of Oxycodone and Alprazolam with Intent to Distribute, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance, Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud. ■ Cody Jones, age 30, 3 counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Sara Dodson, age 47, Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Brad Mock, age 27,
Sale of a Controlled Substance. ■ Donald Flanagan, age 24, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Joshua Wayne Williams, age 23, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Dustin Martin, age 29, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Edward Don Smith, age 38, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Russell Cormier, age 22, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Samantha Wright, age 23, Possession of 2 or more Pre-cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Child Endangerment and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Rodney Wright, age 32, Possession of 2 or more Pre-Cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Child Endangerment, and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Zachary Parsons, age 29, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Bethany Parsons, age 23, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Andy Bailey, age 45, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine. Bailey is currently in MDOC custody. ■ Lloyd Shane Mars, age 31, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine. ■ Angela Pannell, age 48, Possession of 2 or more Pre-Cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Greg Smith, age 35, Possession of 2 or more Pre-Cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Anthony Collum, age 47, Possession of 2 or more Pre-Cursors with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. ■ Jennifer Wilson, age 48, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.
CLERGY: Civitans hope to double the attendance for event CONTINUED FROM 1A
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iff’s department, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that officials hope to convene a special grand jury by March to determine whether the evidence against each suspect warrants a trial. The next regular grand jury is scheduled for July.
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Family friendly celebration hits Gulf Coast BY MARY FOSTER
took place shortly before 3 a.m. Christmas Day along U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden in Marshall County. Derica Patterson died on the scene. Four others were wounded and one was unhurt. Kelly McMillen, chief investigator for the sher-
isters as possible to come out,” said club vice president Kalin Burcham. “This is something we do every February to thank pastors for all that they do.” The recognition is part of Clergy Appreciation Week. The week was first held in 1943 to draw attention to the heroism of four United States Army chaplains during Word War II. The chaplains were aboard the U.S. troopship Dorchester on Feb. 3 when the ship was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. The quartet — all men of different faiths — worked to-
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gether to evacuate soldiers. “Basically, they gave their lives to help others,” said Burcham. Every February, the Civitans honor the men by calling attention to different clergy members throughout the world. Those planning to attend the event should call Burcham at 662-415-7531. “We hope to double the number of last year.” Civitan International is an organization of community service clubs with roughly 40,000 members across four continents. The local club meets at noon every Wednesday at The Turn.
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Deaths Jeff Kerr
RIENZI – Funeral services for Jeff Kerr, 37, are set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Raybon Richardson officiating. Mr. Kerr died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. He was born on Friday, September 6, 1974, to Eddie Ray and Barbara Nell Wooley Kerr in Hobbs, N.M. He was the owner and operator of Kerr Auto Repair and Machine, enjoyed fishing and looked forward to going four-wheeler riding. He was a hard worker, great father, loving husband, wonderful son, enjoyed life, and lived it to the Kerr fullest. He never refused to help anyone and always joked to brighten up your day. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Reese and Lois Wooley; his paternal grandparents, Jeff and Eddie Maude Kerr; and a sister, Jeff Ann Kerr. Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl Morgan Kerr; two sons, Cody Kerr and Tyler Wiginton; four daughters, Cynthia and Madyson Kerr and Kati and Tasha Morgan; a brother, Terry Kerr and wife Sonya; a sister, Bobbie Case; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Visitation will be on Monday, Feb. 20 from 5-9 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Condolences for the family can be left at www. memorialcorinth.com.
Stephen R. Cohen
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Funeral services for Stephen R. Cohen, 65, are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial in Rutledge Salem Cemetery. Mr. Cohen died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Princeton Place in Albuquerque. He was retired from the United States Air Force. Survivors include a son, Stephen Cohen of Portales, N.M.; his mother, Minyon Rast Cohen of Blytheville, Ar.; two brothers, Ronald S. Cohen of Braidwood, Il., and Hadley L. Cohen of Beaumont, Tx; a sister, Karen S. Cohen-Monroe of Blytheville, Ar.; and a grandchild, Christian Cohen of Clovis, N.M. Marc Perler will officiate. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
GLEN – Funeral services for L.B. Dixon, 70, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Dixon died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1941, he was a logger and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a son, James “Henry” Dixon; and his parents, William “Hip” Dixon and Callie Marie Mullins Dixon. Survivors include three sons, Curtis Dixon of Glen, Thomas Dixon (Margaret) of Corinth, and Billy Dixon (Suzanne) of Ripley; two daughters, Nancy Braddock (Willie) of Glen, and Janet Bain (Andy) of Jacinto; two brothers, Q.T. Dixon of Kossuth, and Johnny Mack Dixon (Deborah) of Pisgah; a sister, Diane Hunt of Pisgah; the mother of his children, Martha Braddock of Glen; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Bro. Andy Russell and Bro. Terry Vuncannon will officiate. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. tonight and from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.
IUKA – Funeral services for Willie Kirby, 89, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial in Providence Cemetery. Mr. Kirby died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was an United States Army veteran of WWII where he served as a medic in the first invasion wave on Omaha Beach. He received the Bronze Star and was retired from General Motors after 27 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carrie Kirby; his parents, Milo and Mary Annie Kirby; and a daughter, Judy Copeland. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Grimm (James) of Iuka; four grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Bro. Jeff Smith will officiate. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Michael Jason Wilhite
RAMER, Tenn. – Funeral services for Michael Jason (Willard) Wilhite, 33, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with burial in West Shiloh Cemetery in Stantonville. Mr. Wilhite died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at McNairy Regional Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1979, he was a diesel mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Tiffany Wilhite; a daughter, Ashley Wilhite of Ramer; a son, Owen Wilhite of Ramer; his parents; Thomas Steve Wilhite and Flora June Wilhite of Ramer; his grandmother, Ruth Christian of Booneville; a sister, Jennifer Wilhite Thomas and husband Justin of Marietta; and a brother, Sgt. Jonathan Wilhite of El Paso, Tx.
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2012 Tennessee map now available BY JEFF YORK For the Daily Corinthian
The official 2012 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available to assist travelers in their planning efforts. This year’s map contains a Quick Response code (QR code) that will allow users to scan and link to TDOT’s mobile web application, TDOT SmartWay Mobile.
“The state map is an important tool for travelers and this new feature will provide an added convenience by allowing motorists to quickly access realtime traffic information using their smartphones,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The map is free and is also available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state.”
The 2012 state map can also be downloaded from the TDOT web site at www. tn.gov/tdot/maps.htm. Pre-printed maps may be ordered from TDOT online at www.tn.gov/ tdot/MapOrder/maporder.htm or by mailing a request to: Tennessee Department of Transportation, Map Sales Office, 505 Deaderick Street, James K. Polk Building,
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More public schools dish up 3 meals a day BY HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Too often it is after the fact that teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and reading and more about where the next meal comes from. So Doug White, principal of Garfield Elementary School in inner-city Kansas City, was relieved when his school, like many across the country, began offering dinner to students enrolled in after-school child-care or tutoring programs. With breakfast and lunch already provided for poor students, many children now are getting all their meals at school. “When you know about those situations those kids are bringing into the school and we are asking them to sit down and concentrate and do their work, and they might be hungry and we haven’t been made aware of it yet — we definitely want
to do everything we can to help the kids,” White said. The Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2010, provides federal funds for the after-school dinner program in areas where at least half the students qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Before the change, the program was limited to 13 states and the District of Columbia. Most states had provided money for only after-school snacks. Since the change, districts have started rolling out dinner programs both in states newly able to offer them and states like Missouri where funding was available previously but districts didn’t always know about it. The Congressional Budget Office estimates there will be almost 21 million additional suppers served by 2015 and that number will rise to 29 million by 2020. The added spending would
total about $641 million from 2011 to 2020. Advocates for the poor praise the program, but there have been complaints from conservatives who question whether the schools should be feeding kids three meals a day. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh asked on-air in November, “Why even send the kids home?” Dinners are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program, which also helps feed people enrolled in child and adult day care programs and emergency shelters. The number of dinners served through the program has grown over the past decade, although the USDA doesn’t currently break out how many meals are served through after-school programs specifically. “The USDA has done a lot to streamline the requirements and made it easier for people to
apply and participate,” said Crystal FitzSimons, who researches and advocates for after-school meals for the antihunger nonprofit Food Research and Action Center. “Before, we did outreach in the states that allowed it. There were programs participating. But I think it has gained a lot of momentum and a lot of visibility because it has been expanded nationwide.” In California, the Oakland Unified School District started a pilot program in October, dishing up dinner in 11 of its 101 schools. The district plans to expand the program in 19 more schools by the end of the school year. “There are some of these kids who you know just don’t eat when they go home,” said Jennifer LeBarre, nutrition services director for the district, where about 70 percent of its 38,000 students qualify for subsidized meals.
Tupelo targets properties for redevelopment The Associated Press
TUPELO — The city plans to buy three downtown properties in a $376,000 investment it hopes will result in a park or residential development. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the properties have been magnets for crime and other prob-
lems. One originally was the Tupelo Military Institute but city officials say it more recently has been used by homeless people and drug users. The City Council voted this past week to buy the properties, capping months of behind-thescenes negotiations with their owners.
“This is taking one of the most difficult places in town to raise a family and trying to do something good with it,” said Mayor Jack Reed Jr. Only Councilman Jim Newell voted against the plan, saying the city shouldn’t spend taxpayer dollars it doesn’t have to get into the real estate business.
Study identifies graves at military park The Associated Press
VICKSBURG — Archaeologists have identified 13 unmarked, unrecorded graves at Vicksburg National Cemetery. However, a mystery surrounds the identity
of those buried in those graves The graves will be marked with yellow survey flags until permanent headstones arrive bearing the word “Unknown.” Vicksburg Military Park superintendent
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However, city officials said money for the purchases will come from a recently passed bond issue for capital projects, including a new neighborhood-improvement program. The program will be funded with $600,000 annually for 5 years and targets improvements in Tupelo’s older neighborhoods.
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Reversing Obama’s ‘soft despotism’ requires a focus BY MICHAEL BARONE Many Republican House members, and the bloggers and tea partiers who cheered their victory in gaining a majority in November 2010, seem to be seething with discontent and eager for confrontation. They believe, reasonably, that that victory represented a repudiation of the vast expansion of government by the Obama Democrats. They want to see those policies reversed, and pronto. And if the dilatory Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the allcampaign-no-governance President Obama want a confrontation, so much the better. Such impatience is unbecoming in those who call themselves “constitutional conservatives.” It is James Madison’s Constitution that prevents the winners of one election from directing the course of public policy as unilaterally as, to take one example, the British Labor Party marched Britain into a socialist welfare state on the basis of one election victory in 1945. We have a House of Representatives 100 percent of whose members were elected in a historic Republican year, a president elected in a historic Democratic year, and a Senate two-thirds of whose members were elected in historic Democratic years and one-third in a historic Republican year. It should not be surprising that they cannot agree on policy. Most of the high-minded folk who decry “gridlock” would like the Republican House to say uncle. The Republicans bemoaning their leaders’ lack of boldness imagine that if they force confrontation they can somehow prevail. Neither can succeed in the framework the Framers gave us -- not until another election. The Republicans who seek changes in policy need to exercise prudence in framing issues in order to gain a favorable verdict from voters in the election coming up this fall. Speaker John Boehner -- who started off as a rebel himself and served as a leader when Newt Gingrich sometimes adroitly, sometimes maladroitly, moved policy in a Republican direction -- is as well positioned as anyone could be to make judgments on when prudence should override principle. But say this for the impatient Republicans: They have a worthy goal. They want to turn back the Obama Democrats’ advance into what Alexis de Tocqueville, the author (according to Harvard’s Harvey Mansfield) of “the best book ever written on democracy and the best book ever written on America,” characterized as soft despotism. Tocqueville, after describing in “Democracy in America” how Americans avoided the perils of equality by forming voluntary associations, engaging in local government and believing in religions that disciplined their pursuit of self-interest into a pursuit of virtue, painted the picture of a darker future. Above a democratic populace, he writes, “an immense tutelary power is elevated, which alone takes charge of assuring their enjoyments and watching over their fate. It is absolute, detailed, rigid, far-seeing and mild. It would resemble paternal power if, like that, it had for its object to prepare men for manhood; but on the contrary, it seeks only to keep them fixed irrevocably in childhood; it likes citizens to enjoy themselves. It willingly works for their happiness; but it wants to be the unique agent and sole arbiter of that.” Thus Tocqueville, writing in the 1830s, foresees Obamacare and the crony capitalism that produces a Super Bowl commercial from a government- and union-controlled company that seeks Obama’s re-election. It is worth quoting more from a political thinker as far elevated above almost any other as Mozart was above almost all other composers. “Thus, taking each individual by turns in its powerful hands and kneading him as it likes, the sovereign extends its arms over society as a whole; it covers its surface with a network of small, complicated, painstaking, uniform rules through which the most original minds and the most vigorous souls cannot clear a way to surpass the crowd; it does not break wills, but it softens them, bends them and directs them; it rarely forces one to act, but it constantly opposes itself to one’s acting; it does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrial animals of which the government is the shepherd.” That is what House Republicans are fighting to reverse. With their presidential candidates at odds, with mainstream media disparaging them at every turn, they need to exercise prudence and not give in to passion that could defeat their purpose. (Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, www.washingtonexaminer.com, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)
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Book sheds light on modern politics’ dark side STARKVILLE — When I was a little boy, my father took me for a haircut every other Saturday from a small town barber who had a love for children and an irascible wit. The barber loved gags, tricks and novelties that would make a kid laugh. Joy buzzers? Yes. “Whoopee” cushions? Always. And for the very young, there was always the “pull the quarter from behind the ear” bit. I always loved that, because I got to keep the quarter and a quarter would buy a lot in 1964. For those in journalism whose lot it falls to cover politics at any significant level, there come moments of searing clarity, brutal insight and stunning disappointment that can only be compared to learning the secret of a magician’s sleight-of-hand. Much of modern politics reminds me of my childhood barber, who taught me the value of paying attention to small details so as not to buy into the notion that my left ear really dispensed quarters. In their intriguing and entertaining new book
“We’re With Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics” (William M o r r o w , Sid Salter 191 pages, Columnist $15.99), former Mississippi journalists and current political research firm partners Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian reveal the predictably sordid but reliably comic processes and strategies used to determine which candidates win elections in this country. The pair will be signing their new book at Lemuria Books in Jackson on Feb. 21. Huffman is a former environmental researcher and aide to both former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore and former Mississippi governor and current Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. Rejebian is a former communications director and advisor for both the Jackson mayor’s office and to the state attorney general’s office. Both were talented new reporters for The Clarion-Ledger be-
fore leaving the newspaper business. The authors focus on their trade -- political opposition research or “oppo” -- which is best defined as seeking, finding, documenting, vetting, and ultimately packaging political dirt on opposing candidates or potential candidates for use by the politicians they challenge. But what is key to understanding the world that Huffman and Rejebian work in and that we as voters exercise our franchise in is that this “oppo” isn’t the creation of fertile minds in ad agencies. This research is factual information contained in public records or available to be verified by doing what both journalists and detectives do best -- identifying and interviewing sources, digging through records, and taking the occasional risks inherent in obtaining such information. The “truth” obtained in the quest for political opposition research can run the gamut from prior arrests to medical secrets to pre- or post-marital indiscretions. And, it is also refreshing to
learn, Huffman and Rejebian have also been forced to confront another kind of truth -- the fact that there are still some honorable politicians out there with absolutely no skeletons in their closets. “We’re With Nobody” has the frenetic pace and energy of a John Grisham novel and is a truly compelling read, but it’s a cautionary tale as well. Business Week’s Bret Berk offered this review: “Whatever the case, a clean memoir of a filthy business is a welcome perspective shift: It illuminates without slaking our blood thirst. The argument that their research into the sex lives or undisclosed dealings of politicians -- and the unscrupulous Swiftboating that can result from it -- is beneficial to democracy is debatable. The authors contribute something more valuable by exposing the mechanics behind their profession. Voters who read this compelling book may be less likely to vote under the influence of the kind of dirt Huffman and Rejebian spent their careers digging up.”
Kulturkampf comes disguised as public health About a month ago, people who thought religious institutions shouldn’t be forced to pay for things they morally oppose were unremarkable, boring even. Now, they are waging a heinous War on Women. Through the twisted logic of statism run amok, opposition to a new Health and Human Services mandate forcing employers to buy insurance covering contraceptives becomes opposition to access to contraceptives altogether. White House spokesman Jay Carney calls a Senate bill to allow employers to forgo buying coverage for services they oppose -- as they have throughout the nation’s entire history up to this point -- “dangerous and wrong.” Three Democratic women senators, Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire), Barbara Boxer (California) and Patty Murray (Washington), wrote in The Wall Street Journal that critics of the mandate “are trying to force their politics on women’s personal healthcare decisions.” How are they proposing to do that exactly? The Catholic bishops are merely fighting to keep institutions affiliated with their church from getting coerced into participating in what they consider a
moral wrong. They are the agents of a status quo that the day before yesterday wasn’t Rich considered Lowery objectionable, let alone National an assault Review on women’s health. Supporters of the mandate like the three senators cite the statistic from the Guttmacher Institute that 99 percent of women who have been sexually active in the U.S. have used birth control. This doesn’t sound like a country facing a crisis of contraception. But prescription contraceptives are expensive, the senators argue, costing as much as $600 a year. (Or, looked at another way, less than $60 a month.) Never mind that a vast government apparatus exists to provide poor women access to contraceptives, from Medicaid and community health centers to Title X. There are roughly 4,500 Title X-funded clinics around the country. They are required to provide free birth control to the poor and subsidized birth control to people with incomes between 100 percent and 250
percent of poverty. They serve about 5 million people a year. By any reasonable standard, we are one of the most lavishly contracepted society in the history of the planet. Whoever wrote the Kahun Gynecological Papyrus circa 1800 B.C., with its references to crude contraceptives, would be shocked and awed at the bright, cheery display of condoms at the average drugstore. At drugstore.com, a pedestrian pack of 12 goes for about $10, with no stigma attached. A Centers for Disease Control report this year found that among teen mothers who had unintended pregnancies, only 13 percent said they had trouble getting access to birth control. Robert Rector of The Heritage Foundation, an expert on out-of-wedlock births, says the category of unplanned pregnancies is more ambiguous than it sounds. It includes women who weren’t planning a pregnancy right away but were still thinking about getting pregnant so weren’t zealous in their use of contraception. Of all the causes of the explosion in illegitimate births, limited access to contraception can’t be high
on the list. At the same time that we have seen a profusion of contraceptives that are dazzling in their variety, impressive in their efficacy and democratic in their widespread accessibility, out-of-wedlock births have gone from 10 percent in 1970 to 42 percent today (largely among poor women with access to governmentprovided contraceptives). In its extension to religious institutions, the HHS mandate can only reach a very narrow slice of the population. Women who aren’t poor enough to get government assistance, yet aren’t well off enough to afford their own contraception, can’t get any other help, and have no alternative but to work for an objecting religious institution. On behalf of this vanishingly small number of women, the Obama administration is willing to risk a political backlash and a rebuke in the courts. If the mandate were only about extending contraception coverage, exempting religious institutions would be obvious. But it’s more than that. It is about bringing institutions thought to be retrograde to heel, and discrediting their morality. It is kulturkampf disguised as public health.
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Do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. — Luke 12:29 (NRSV)
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Local Milk and cheeses cater to a faithful flock BY TIM DOHERTY Hattiesburg American
POPLARVILLE — It started as a way to, hopefully, make ends meet and keep a rural Pearl River County enterprise in operation by tweaking the business model. In less than two years, its products can be found in the coolers of farmers’ markets and the dairy sections of stores stretching from the Gulf Coast into the Pine Belt. And while Country Girl’s Creamery may not quite be a household brand name yet, its milk
and cheeses cater to a faithful flock. “The milk, it’s a wonderful seller, and we cannot keep it on the shelves,” said Angie Gipson, who works at Lil’ Butcher Shoppe in Hattiesburg. “We have a lot of converts, and we have people upset when we’re out. It’s the best thing we’ve had (to retail) in a long time.” And it’s worked out well for the Smith family, who crossed their fingers and took a chance that there might be a market for their non-homogenized
offerings. “We didn’t really know,” said Butch Smith, who along with younger brother, Michael, and their father, Kiahnell, began processing their own milk in March 2010 at the 100-acre dairy farm off Mississippi Highway 26 between Poplarville and Wiggins. “We don’t really solicit our product. We deliver to about (40) places, and most of them have contacted us.” “There’s three reasons people drink it,” Michael Smith said. “We’ve got
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the customers who drink it because that’s what they grew up on. We’ve got the customers, the health people, who drink it because it’s natural, no antibiotics, no hormones or anything. “Then, you’ve got everybody else who drinks it because it’s good. So, I mean, what other customer base are you looking for?” Dairy farming and the Smiths have a history. In fact, the name of the creamery pays homage not only to Butch Smith’s
three daughters, but also to one of the former customers of the family business. “My great-grandfather was a dairy farmer also,” Butch Smith said. “He had a milk route in addition to being a dairy farmer, and he delivered to a plant in Picayune called ‘Country Girl.’ So, we kind of put it all together and that’s how we came up with (the name).” Both brothers grew up around the farm run by their father, who left the business in 1990 when
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Lincoln’s Cottage in DC tackles modern slavery BY BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The house where President Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation some 150 years ago is confronting the reality that more people are held in modern-day slavery than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A 2005 United Nations report based on reported cases of forced labor found at least 12 million people worldwide, including people in the U.S., are held in modern slavery and sex trafficking. The U.S. State Department has put the number even higher in its 2011 Trafficking in Persons report, saying as many as 27 million men, women and children are living in such bondage. In an exhibit titled ‘Can You Walk Away?” opening Friday, President Lincoln’s Cottage in the nation’s capital tells the stories of women working as domestic servants without pay, of women forced to work as prostitutes and of men held in servitude through debt contracts and other coercion. It will remain on view in a small gallery at the site through August 2013. Curators partnered with the nonprofit Polaris
Project, which operates a national human trafficking tip line to mobilize efforts with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to stop such crimes, to create the exhibit. The centerpiece is a series of filmed interviews with people who escaped modern slavery and with FBI agents who told their stories to mtvU’s “Against Our Will” campaign and for the documentary “Not My Life.” Lincoln’s Cottage developed the project to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and to further examine the presentday issue of slavery, said museum director Erin Carlson Mast. Many visitors come to the site to learn about Lincoln’s ideas on slavery. “Plenty of Americans see slavery as an issue that was resolved during the Civil War or by the 13th Amendment in the war’s aftermath, not as a growing humanitarian crisis in our own country,” she said. “But fundamentally, the same issue is at stake: People’s right to freedom.” One victim named Debra who is portrayed in the exhibit had signed a contract with a family in Falls Church, Va., to work as a domestic servant and to care for chil-
dren in the home. But she wasn’t being paid. She was rarely allowed to leave but was able to talk to an FBI agent on Sundays while walking a child to church. A handful of similar cases have arisen in Washington’s suburbs in Maryland and Virginia in recent years with some servants being threatened with deportation if they try to leave. Another woman in the exhibit named Angie tells how she ran away from home as a teenager in Wichita, Kan., and was picked up by a pimp with other girls and was forced into prostitution. “I just wanted to die,” she said. The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual abuse. The exhibit presents only their first names to protect their identities, and a disclaimer at the entrance warns visitors of its adult content. Lincoln’s thoughts on slavery also are interwoven throughout the exhibit. “Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature — opposition to it, in his love of justice,” he said in an 1854 speech in Peoria, Ill. In his 1862 State of the Union address he said, “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.”
California shooting latest woe for immigration agency BY ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The deadly office shooting in California involving a federal immigrations supervisor and a special agent is the latest mark against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created after the 2001 terror attacks. Its officers and agents have themselves been arrested for crimes, accused of improper relationships with informants, convicted in embezzlement cases, and more. Insiders said ICE,
which operates under the Department of Homeland Security, struggles to overcome internal friction and competing cultures among employees who worked at the different federal agencies that were combined nine years ago to form ICE: the former Customs Service in the Treasury Department and the Justice Department’s Immigration and Naturalization Service. “It was more like a hostile takeover and Customs clearly had the upper hand,” said T.J. Bonner, a retired Border Patrol agent who has worked
with ICE. He described the agency’s formation as “an unfriendly merger.” Investigators were piecing together details of Thursday’s chaotic scene at the ICE office in Long Beach. They said a supervisory agent, Ezequiel Garcia, shot Kevin Kozak, the agency’s second in command, at least six times. Another agent, whose name was being withheld, fatally shot Garcia. A federal official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that Kozak had denied a request for an in-
ternal transfer by Garcia. Kozak formerly worked at the Customs Service; Garcia worked for the nowdefunct Immigration and Naturalization Service and was promoted in 2004 to be a supervisor within ICE. Beyond organizational squabbles among its employees, ICE has suffered public embarrassments: —Frank Johnston, a former assistant special agent in charge in the Los Angeles area, was convicted in December of obstruction of justice and making false statements for lying about an
informant helping with an organized crime and human smuggling investigation. Johnston and his wife, Taryn, are also facing charges that they schemed to have her paid for a job with ICE that she didn’t actually work. Prosecutors have accused the couple of illegally obtaining $582,000 in salary and benefits over several years. Both have denied wrongdoing. —A former ICE intelligence analyst in El Paso, Texas, was sentenced last month to one year in prison in an alleged embezzlement scheme. A sec-
ond former analyst and a former agency contractor have pleaded guilty to related charges. The thenICE deputy director of intelligence in Washington, James M. Woosley, was suspended last year as part of the investigation. —Federal agents searched the Los Angeles office of assistant special agent in charge George Guzman in 2009 to help determine whether he lied on his resume about his education. Guzman did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent to his DHS email address Friday.
Authorities: Terror suspect planned suicide bombing at the Capitol BY ERIC TUCKER Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Moroccan man accused of plotting to carry out what he thought would be a suicide bombing at the U.S. Capitol told acquaintances that America’s war on terrorism was a war on Muslims and that they needed to be ready for battle, according to authorities. Then the 29-year-old unemployed man started preparations of his own and believed he was working with an al-Qaida oper-
ative on the plot, according to court documents and an affidavit. A man brought him an automatic weapon. He got a suicide vest, scouted out targets and practiced setting off explosives, the documents say. On Friday, Amine El Khalifi’s goal to detonate the vest at the Capitol ended with his arrest in an FBI sting, said U.S. authorities who had been monitoring him for nearly a year. Undercover operatives — not an al-
Qaida representative as he believed — gave him a gun and explosives that didn’t work, according to an affidavit. He had those items with him when he was taken into custody at a parking garage near the Capitol, a counterterrorism official said. He was charged in a criminal complaint with knowingly and unlawfully attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property that is owned and used by the United States. He made a
brief appearance Friday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, Va., where a judge set a bail hearing for Wednesday. El Khalifi, who is not believed to be associated with al-Qaida, expressed interest in killing at least 30 people, officials said. Two people briefed on the matter told The Associated Press the FBI has had him under surveillance around the clock for several weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
He came to the U.S. when he was 16 years old and overstayed his visitor visa, which expired in 1999, making him in the country illegally, according to court documents. Before settling on a suicide bombing plot, he considered targeting an office building in Alexandria, where military officials worked and a restaurant in Washington to target military officials who gathered there. He even purchased nails for the operation, according to the affidavit.
But he settled on the Capitol after canvassing that area a couple of times, the counterterrorism official said. He met with an undercover law enforcement officer, who gave him an automatic weapon that didn’t work. El Khalifi carried the firearm around the room, practiced pulling the trigger and looking at himself in the mirror. He later asked his associates for more explosives that could be detonated by dialing a cellphone number.
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AdvAmer BiPNG ChrisBnk PennVa DemndMda MKors n ComstkRs Cimarex GolLinhas DrxDNGBull
10.38+2.35 +29.3 4.72+1.06 +29.0 2.78 +.62 +28.7 6.10+1.30 +27.1 7.76+1.59 +25.8 41.82+8.35 +24.9 15.25+2.98 +24.3 82.78+15.95 +23.9 8.85+1.57 +21.6 45.48+7.96 +21.2
HallwdGp 13.00+2.80 +27.5 MexcoEn 8.32+1.57 +23.3 Earthstone 21.50+4.00 +22.9 PyramidOil 4.75 +.85 +21.8 PfdAptC n 7.72+1.02 +15.2 SamsO&G 2.39 +.31 +14.9 MAG Slv g 9.25+1.19 +14.8 ChinNEPet 3.01 +.38 +14.4 NewConcEn 2.45 +.30 +14.0 ParkCity 3.34 +.41 +13.9
Last Chg %Chg
Last Chg %Chg
BlueDolp h 10.30+5.13 +99.0 CybexIntl h 2.42 +.97 +66.9 LCA Vis 7.51+2.31 +44.4 HeliosM rs 2.80 +.84 +42.9 AdeptTch 4.15+1.18 +39.7 DARABio h 2.60 +.73 +39.0 Jingwei 2.02 +.56 +38.7 GravityCo 2.89 +.79 +37.6 WSB Hldgs 4.10+1.10 +36.7 FstUtdCp 5.12+1.37 +36.5
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
LOSERS ($2 OR MORE)
Last Chg %Chg
Last Chg %Chg
HMG Protalix BlkIQMuIT Quepasa OrientPap ExeterR gs DocuSec Libbey Augusta g TrioTch
3.80 -.75 5.61 -.79 13.23-1.40 4.33 -.44 3.96 -.37 3.28 -.29 4.62 -.40 13.95-1.21 3.03 -.25 2.25 -.17
ChelseaTh NaturlAlt DigitalGen PMFG RealPage Ancestry HorizPh n HghwyH ArthroCre MackFn
3.35-1.64 7.33-3.07 10.33-4.16 16.98-6.60 20.71-6.39 24.34-6.62 3.36 -.84 2.20 -.50 25.00-5.25 6.15-1.28
Last Chg %Chg
BldBear 5.96-2.60 -30.4 Startek 2.04 -.81 -28.4 FstBcpPR 3.77-1.18 -23.8 CSVInvNG 39.41-10.60 -21.2 Vonage 2.45 -.62 -20.2 DrDNGBear 15.19-3.35 -18.1 CrwfdA 3.89 -.66 -14.5 CrwfdB 5.55 -.89 -13.8 MEMC 4.70 -.69 -12.8 WillisGp 34.10-4.94 -12.7
-16.5 -12.3 -9.6 -9.2 -8.5 -8.1 -8.0 -8.0 -7.6 -7.0
-32.9 -29.5 -28.7 -28.0 -23.6 -21.4 -20.0 -18.5 -17.4 -17.2
MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name
Vol (00) Last Chg
BkofAm 16821087 8.02 S&P500ETF 6982927136.41 SPDR Fncl 3358892 14.79 GenElec 2816563 19.28 Citigrp rs 2389298 32.92 iShEMkts 2322894 43.93 iShR2K 2235966 82.79 SprintNex 1915346 2.30 FordM 1900291 12.75 Bar iPVix 1861489 26.59
-.05 +2.05 +.23 +.41 -.01 +1.02 +1.52 +.01 +.31 -1.28
Vol (00) Last Chg
CheniereEn 353255 14.00 +.07 NovaGld g 191883 8.43 -.05 NwGold g 90685 11.48 -.08 SamsO&G 83155 2.39 +.31 GoldStr g 80619 2.00 +.02 Rentech 66181 1.82 +.04 Vringo 62913 1.27 -.16 NthnO&G 62588 24.19 +1.10 RareEle g 59308 6.44 +.12 NA Pall g 55985 2.65 +.04
Vol (00) Last Chg
PwShs QQQ 3278789 Microsoft 2989767 Cisco 2164128 FrontierCm 2102147 Intel 1948935 Yahoo 1612590 SiriusXM 1515992 Oracle 1495580 DryShips 1481392 MicronT 1361809
63.43 31.25 20.29 4.78 27.37 15.01 2.15 28.79 3.71 8.43
+.96 +.96 +.40 +.74 +.68 -1.13 ... +.29 +.71 +.53
Business & Farm Fertilization increases pecan tree yields three to four feet Proper fertilizafrom the ground tion is one of the then use one pound most effective pracof fertilizer for evtices that a homery inch of trunk eowner can do who circumference. has one or more peFor example, if can trees growing Patrick you had a pecan in his or her yard and would like to Poindexter tree that measured 20 inches around produce pecans. Ag Lines then you would use It seems like one 20 pounds of fertilout of five years when dealing with pe- izer to fertilize that parcan trees, you will make ticular tree. Don’t forget pecan trees a bountiful supply of pecans. Weather plays a require extra Zinc to prorather large role in deter- duce healthy hulls and mining whether or not a help in filling out the pepecan tree is going to pro- can. There are commerduce pecans. However, cial varieties of fertilizer fertilization can be done available designed speto insure that if we do cifically for pecan trees have a good year for pecan that contain zinc but if production, the produc- you don’t use one of these types you will need to purtion can be maximized. The first thing you need chase some zinc seperto do is to take soil sam- ately. Without a soil test, normally about a pound ple. This will let you know if of zinc per tree will suffice. You may ask, “When is you even need to fertilize the soil around the tree. the best time to add fertilIf you choose not to take izer to my pecan tree?” In north Mississippi a soil sample you can use a blended fertilizer such that time extends from as 13-13-13 or 15-15-15. late fall through the winA good rule of thumb to ter. Most often I recomuse in deciding how much mend that people fertilize to use is to measure the their pecan trees in Febtrunk of the tree about ruary.
When fertilizing your pecan trees, the recommended method is to bore or punch holes in the soil area beneath and slightly beyond the spread of the branches of the tree in question. You need to move out from the base of the tree about eight to 10 feet before you start boring holes. Keep in mind that the root spread of the tree is usually one to two times that of the branches. Use a soil auger or spade shovel to dig a series of well-distributed holes in which to place the fertilizer. Dig the holes to a depth of anywhere from eight to 12 inches. Then you need to fill the holes with the fertilizer to within three to four inches of the surface. Then refill the holes with the soil that is left over. If you apply the fertilizer during the dry times of the year, it might be a good idea to water the area around the tree thoroughly. You can also spread the fertilizer under the tree on top of the ground instead of digging the holes. Both will
benefit the tree although if you spread it on top of the ground you will also encourage grass growth underneath the tree. Something else that needs to be done at this time is to cleanup underneath the pecan trees. You need to remove any and all the old twigs and branches as well as old pecans and shells from underneath the tree. Move all of this to another area away from the tree. This will help reduce the incidence of diseases such as pecan scab which is the most predominant fungal disease of pecan trees in this area. Also, if there are any damaged limbs or limbs that look like they are rotting, it is a good idea to remove them from not only a safety standpoint but also for the health of the tree. (For more information about fertilizing your pecan trees or other fertilizer questions, call county director Patrick Poindexter at the Alcorn County Extension Office at 2867755 or visit the website at www.msucares.com.)
Corinth Coin Laundry opens
STOCKS OF LOCAL INTEREST Wk Wk YTD Chg %Chg%Chg
AFLAC AT&T Inc AlcatelLuc Alcoa AlliantTch Aon Corp Apple Inc BP PLC BcpSouth BkofAm Bar iPVix Bemis Caterpillar Checkpnt ChesEng Chevron Cisco Citigrp rs CocaCola Comcast CSVS2xVxS Deere Dell Inc DrSCBr rs Dover DowChm DryShips EMC Cp EnPro ExxonMbl FstHorizon FordM FrkUnv FredsInc FMCG FrontierCm GenElec Goodrich iShEMkts iShR2K Intel IBM JPMorgCh
NY NY NY NY NY NY Nasd NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY NY Nasd NY NY Nasd NY NY Nasd NY NY NY Nasd NY NY NY NY NY NY Nasd NY Nasd NY NY NY NY Nasd NY NY
1.32 1.76 ... .12 .80 .60 ... 1.92 .04 .04 ... 1.00 1.84 ... .35 3.24 .32 .04 2.04 .65 ... 1.64 ... ... 1.26 1.00 .12 ... ... 1.88 .04 .20 .46 .24 1.25 .40 .68 1.16 .81 1.02 .84 3.00 1.00
48.01 +.01 ... 30.01 +.17 +0.6 2.45 +.26 +11.9 10.15 -.14 -1.4 59.77 +1.50 +2.6 47.62 -.94 -1.9 502.12 +8.70 +1.8 47.62 +1.75 +3.8 11.99 +.26 +2.2 8.02 -.05 -0.6 26.59 -1.28 -4.6 31.97 +.65 +2.1 113.95 +2.20 +2.0 12.62 +1.20 +10.5 24.71 +2.58 +11.7 106.66 +2.19 +2.1 20.29 +.40 +2.0 32.92 -.01 ... 69.05 +1.11 +1.6 29.17 +2.00 +7.3 17.05 -2.00 -10.5 83.87 -3.68 -4.2 18.16 +.41 +2.3 18.34 -1.16 -6.0 66.09 +1.58 +2.4 35.00 +1.00 +2.9 3.71 +.71 +23.7 27.10 +.90 +3.4 37.74 +.67 +1.8 85.62 +1.82 +2.2 9.59 +.28 +3.0 12.75 +.31 +2.5 6.93 +.15 +2.2 14.67 -.06 -0.4 43.04 -1.90 -4.2 4.78 +.74 +18.3 19.28 +.41 +2.1 125.70 +.35 +0.3 43.93 +1.02 +2.4 82.79 +1.52 +1.9 27.37 +.68 +2.5 193.42 +1.00 +0.5 38.47 +.86 +2.3
+11.0 -.8 +57.1 +17.3 +4.6 +1.8 +24.0 +11.4 +8.8 +44.2 -25.1 +6.3 +25.8 +15.4 +10.9 +.2 +12.6 +25.1 -1.3 +23.0 -46.6 +8.4 +24.1 -30.7 +13.9 +21.7 +85.5 +25.8 +14.4 +1.0 +19.9 +18.5 +3.6 +.6 +17.0 -7.2 +7.6 +1.6 +15.8 +12.3 +12.9 +5.2 +15.7
Wk Wk YTD Chg %Chg%Chg
KimbClk Kroger Lowes McDnlds MeadWvco MicronT Microsoft MorgStan NY Times NewsCpA NiSource NokiaCp NorthropG Nvidia Oracle Penney PepsiCo Pfizer PwShs QQQ ProctGam RadioShk RegionsFn S&P500ETF SaraLee SearsHldgs Sherwin SiriusXM SouthnCo SprintNex SPDR Fncl TecumsehB TecumsehA Trchmrk s US NGs rs WalMart WellsFargo Wendys Co Weyerhsr Xerox Yahoo Zynga n
NY NY NY NY NY Nasd Nasd NY NY Nasd NY NY NY Nasd Nasd NY NY NY Nasd NY NY NY NY NY Nasd NY Nasd NY NY NY Nasd Nasd NY NY NY NY Nasd NY NY Nasd Nasd
2.80 71.57 +.01 ... -2.7 .46 23.92 +.41 +1.7 -1.2 .56 27.68 +.59 +2.2 +9.1 2.80 99.99 +.52 +0.5 -.3 1.00 30.70 +.92 +3.1 +2.5 ... 8.43 +.53 +6.6 +34.0 .80 31.25 +.96 +3.2 +20.4 .20 19.16 -.50 -2.5 +26.6 ... 7.29 +.03 +0.4 -5.7 .17 19.60 +.43 +2.2 +9.9 .92 23.79 +.73 +3.2 -.1 1.26 5.49 +.53 +10.7 +13.9 2.00 60.08 +.27 +0.5 +2.7 ... 15.85 -.05 -0.3 +14.4 .24 28.79 +.29 +1.0 +12.2 .80 42.68 +.24 +0.6 +21.4 2.06 62.68 -1.27 -2.0 -5.5 .88 21.19 +.14 +0.7 -2.1 .46 63.43 +.96 +1.5 +13.6 2.10 64.91 +1.03 +1.6 -2.7 .50 7.88 +.28 +3.7 -18.8 .04 6.00 +.33 +5.8 +39.5 2.58 136.41 +2.05 +1.5 +8.7 .46 20.29 +.49 +2.5 +7.2 .33 54.53 +6.96 +14.6 +71.6 1.56 100.32 +1.95 +2.0 +12.4 ... 2.15 ... ... +17.9 1.89 44.38 -.23 -0.5 -4.1 ... 2.30 +.01 +0.4 -1.7 .22 14.79 +.23 +1.5 +13.8 ... 4.85 +.24 +5.2 +9.0 ... 5.01 +.35 +7.5 +6.6 .48 48.72 +1.52 +3.2 +12.3 ... 5.61 +.34 +6.5 -13.2 1.46 62.48 +.58 +0.9 +4.6 .48 31.09 +.83 +2.7 +12.8 .08 5.19 -.02 -0.4 -3.2 .60 20.65 +.63 +3.1 +10.6 .17 8.30 +.38 +4.8 +4.3 ... 15.01 -1.13 -7.0 -6.9 ... 12.93 -.40 -3.0 +37.4
Staff photo by Melanie King
Corinth Coin Laundry had a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its grand opening on Tuesday. New business owners Michael and Kim Pratt are joined by their parents, Joyce Pratt and Ronnie Smith, and several members of The Alliance and other officials. The state-of-the-art laundromat features brand-new Maytag equipment offering the largest washers and dryers in north Mississippi for comforters, quilts, etc. They also have a full-time attendant, Kaci Adams.
AGRICULTURE FUTURES WkHigh WkLow Settle WkChg
WkHigh WkLow Settle WkChg
CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.
Mar 12646ﬂ;621ﬂ;641ﬂ;+10 May 12 650 626645ü;+9ﬂ Jul 12 653629ﬂ;648ü;+9 Sep 12599ø;583ü;596ﬂ;+12ü Dec 12573ü;557ü;568ü;+8ø Mar 13 584ø;569 579ü;+8 May 13 590576ﬂ;585ﬂ;+7ø
Feb 12 Apr 12 Jun 12 Aug 12 Oct 12 Dec 12 Feb 13
SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
HOGS-Lean 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.
Mar 12 1273ü;12321267ø;+38ø May 121279ø;1240ø;1273ﬂ;+36ü Jul 121287ﬂ;1249ﬂ;1282+35 Aug 121281ﬂ;1252ﬂ;1278+32ü Sep 12 12721241ü;1268ø;+27ü Nov 121266ü;1242ø;1262+22ø Jan 13 1270ü;12491265ø;+20ü
Apr 12 May 12 Jun 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Oct 12 Dec 12
WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel
COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.
Mar 12 646ﬂ;621 644 +14 May 12 650628ﬂ;647ﬂ;+9ﬂ Jul 12660ﬂ;641ﬂ;659ﬂ;+11ü Sep 12677ü;659ﬂ;677 +12 Dec 12696ü;677ø;694ﬂ;+12ü Mar 13710ø;693ü;705ﬂ;+8 May 13 720ø;706716ü;+6ø
Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Oct 12 Dec 12 Mar 13 May 13
128.82 131.27 128.65 130.25 133.65 134.70 135.05
90.67 98.97 99.90 100.07 99.90 90.00 86.00
94.37 94.57 95.50 95.85 94.99 95.55 95.07
124.30 127.00 126.25 128.20 131.80 132.50 133.05
87.87 96.75 97.45 98.15 97.70 88.65 84.42
90.62 91.78 93.19 94.46 92.50 93.47 93.42
128.60 130.90 128.47 130.20 133.65 134.60 135.05
+4.65 +4.10 +2.52 +2.18 +1.95 +2.23 +2.00
90.37 98.90 99.37 99.75 99.72 89.95 85.95
+2.07 +1.60 +1.52 +1.35 +1.60 +.88 +1.23
91.45 92.65 93.65 94.46 92.62 93.47 93.42
+.84 +.59 +.08 +.69 -.35 -.60 -.70
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.
MUTUAL FUNDS Name
PIMCO TotRetIs Vanguard TotStIdx Vanguard InstIdxI Fidelity Contra American Funds GrthAmA m American Funds CapIncBuA m Vanguard 500Adml American Funds IncAmerA m Vanguard TotStIAdm American Funds CpWldGrIA m American Funds InvCoAmA m American Funds WAMutInvA m Dodge & Cox Stock Dodge & Cox IntlStk Vanguard InstPlus FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m
CI LB LB LG LG IH LB MA LB WS LB LV LV FV LB CA
Total Assets ($Mlns) NAV 149,075 65,094 62,387 56,729 56,202 55,268 54,136 53,653 52,167 45,986 44,121 38,964 38,384 37,981 36,777 36,463
11.09 34.24 124.88 73.75 32.04 50.90 125.70 17.38 34.26 35.07 29.36 29.92 113.06 32.79 124.89 2.16
Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year
Pct Min Init Load Invt
+1.1 +6.1 +5.4 +6.5 +7.2 +3.2 +5.4 +2.7 +6.1 +6.5 +5.3 +3.1 +6.9 +9.7 +5.4 +2.9
NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 NL 10,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 NL 2,500 NL200,000,000 4.25 1,000
+6.6/D +3.2/B +3.7/A +3.1/B +0.1/D +4.5/A +3.7/B +5.2/A +3.4/B -2.7/C +0.9/D +7.0/A -2.0/D -9.8/C +3.7/A +2.0/D
+8.5/A +1.3/B +0.9/B +3.7/B +1.1/D +1.1/C +0.8/B +2.0/C +1.4/A +0.2/B +0.3/C +0.6/B -2.7/D -2.2/A +0.9/B +3.0/D
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