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Daily Corinthian Vol. 115, No. 297

2011 Christmas Basket Fund ‘A Community Tradition’

Basket fund tops $23,000 in donations

’Tis the season for giving as donations continue to arrive for the 16th annual Corinth Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund. A $25,000 fundraising goal has been set so 1,100 food baskets could be given to local families on Saturday, Dec. 10. It was a record number of baskets. So far $23,155 has been raised. Food baskets were given away based upon the faith the goal will be attained this year. Donations include $50 from Joey and Judy James in memory of Keith James; $100 from Mr. and Mrs. John U. Potts in memory of Leon Potts; $100 from Peggy and Al Wodhouse; $100 from Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Honey; $25 from Mr. and Mrs. William T. Stine; and $100 from Brad Brawner in memory of Becky Brawner. Donations are a perfect time to make a tribute to a loved one. Contributions to the Christmas Basket Fund can be made “in honor of” or “in memory of” a special person or persons. The tribute will be published in the Daily Corinthian. Donations can be brought by the newspaper office or mailed to: Daily Corinthian, Attn.: Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835.

Fire chief urges safety BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

The display of live Christmas trees, cooking of big holiday meals and the use of electrical space heaters combine to make December one of the most fire-prone times of the year in the home. Fire officials encourage residents to keep safety in mind as they enjoy the holidays. From 2005 to 2009, more than 200 home fires per year in the U.S. began with Christmas trees, according to the state fire marshal’s office. Corinth Fire Chief Rob Price said proper care of the live trees is very important. “Be sure the trees are wellwatered. They drink more water than you think they would,” he said. As a general rule, according to the marshal’s office, tree stands should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Shedding needles indicate a tree is dry and a fire hazard. Tree lights are another potential source of trouble. “Make sure that the lights’ wires are not frayed, and when purchasing new lights, make sure they have a UL listing,” said Price. The UL listing is a product safety certification. Lights should be unplugged before leaving or going to bed, and Christmas trees should be kept away from any potential sources of ignition, such as Please see SAFETY | 3A

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Outbreak source: Don Julio State report confirms 59 cases came from 1 restaurant BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

The salmonella crisis is over. The Mississippi State Department of Health reports that salmonella is no longer a risk to the public in Corinth and singles out one restaurant as to the source of the recent

food poisoning outbreak. The MSDH reports that 59 patrons and employees of Don Julio Mexican Restaurant — located in The Commons shopping center — have had positive cultures confirming the presence of salmonella. “Our investigation has

shown that the incident does not appear to be a food producer or supplier issue,” said Northeast Mississippi District Health Officer Dr. Jessie R. Taylor. “It appears to be an isolated problem with this particular restaurant, and the restaurant is working closely with

us to correct the problem.” Don Julio will remain closed until an improvement plan is approved by the MSDH. The MSDH reports that area health care providers have been notified of the situation. Please see OUTBREAK | 3A

Grant helps famous sword’s return BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

The Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is teaming with the Sons of Confederate Veterans to bring the sword of Col. W.P. Rogers back to Corinth.

Board members agreed to a funding request of $3,500 to sponsor the Corinth Civil War Relic Show in March in which the sword will be displayed. “This year I am 99.9 percent sure we will have Col. Rogers sword,” said Larry Mangus with

the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “We hope to get a 20-25 percent increase in people attending because of the sword.” Should the sword not arrive to be displayed, the board agreed to fund the event for $2,500. “This will be a once in a

lifetime treat,” said Mangus. “Who knows if we will ever get it back again.” “Usually, we sponsor the show for $2,500 but this is a special year,” added tourism Please see SWORD | 3A

Organizations host legislative reception BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

Community leaders received chance this week to become more familiar with local representatives in state government. The Alliance and Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau co-sponsored a legislative reception for the officials on Monday evening. “We want to keep a good rapport with our legislative delegation and let them know who we are,” said The Alliance President and Chief Operating Officer Gary Chandler. “This is an effort to say thank you for their service and best of luck.” “It’s a time to meet with our local and state reps one-onone,” added Alliance president Brian McCullen. Among those attending the reception where newly elected local state representatives Nick Bain, Lester “Bubba” Carpenter, Tracy Arnold along with other city and county elected officials. “It has been an exciting and fun time,” said district 2 representative Bain. “We have a chance tonight to talk with people and find out what their concerns are, along with just having a time of fellowship.” Chandler said he looks forward to working with the representatives in the state legislature. “We have a lot of new faces and we need to stick together as Alcorn County and the TAP Alliance,” he said. Carpenter is ready to continue the work for the area. “They’re a lot of good people in Alcorn County and I’m honored by their support,” said the district 1 representative. “I look forward to working with the new guys.” Arnold told the crowd that all three of the reps will be working together for northeast Mississippi. “We have a great opportunity in this part of the state and we are all pulling in the same

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District 2 State Rep. Nick Bain of Corinth talks with newly elected supervisor Lowell Hinton, above. District 1 State Rep. Lester “Bubba” Carpenter (left) of Burnsville was one of several local and state officials recognized at The Alliance and Corinth Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s legislative luncheon, right. direction,” said the district 3 seat winner. Bain agreed with his fellow representative. “There is no better place,” said Bain. “All of us are going to stay together for this region.”

District moves forward on softball facility BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

The Corinth School District is moving forward with plans for a softball facility at property it owns on Proper Street east of Harper Road. Superintendent Lee Childress told the board of trustees on Monday that it’s possible the field will be ready for use

in the upcoming season, which begins around March 1. “We are hoping to get that out for bids real soon … We are going to begin to clear the site where we can hopefully get it drier than it is with the trees that are on it right now,” he said. Architectural plans are yet to be completed, but the district

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is planning for bleachers with seating for 408, two dugouts, fencing, dressing area and ticket booth. “If we ever built a baseball field on the other side, it will serve as a dual entrance and ticket booth for both fields,” said Childress. Showing the board some preliminary drawings, the su-

perintendent noted that the field house does appear “extremely long.” “Part of this is a covered area that the coaches would like to have to work out in bad weather,” he said. “A lot of these things will be bid as alternates so we can see how they come in.”

On this day in history 150 years ago Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria of England, died at the age of 42. Though in poor health, he had been working behind the scenes to defuse the tension between the United States and Great Britain caused by the “Trent Affair.”

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Students in Lee Ann Knuckles’ second-grade class at Corinth Elementary School took time out recently to hang the ornaments they made on the Christmas trees which stand in the entryway of the school. The trio of pre-lit Christmas trees were provided by the school’s PTO in order to spruce up the school for the holiday season. Students in pre-K through fourth-grade have spent a little time recently creating ornaments to be placed on the trees. The students will take the ornaments home with them when classes are dismissed on Friday, Dec. 16, for Christmas break. Also pictured are first-graders in classes taught by Jennifer Strickland (candy canes) and Lauren Roberts (snow men) who were working on their ornaments to hang them on the tree.

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UT-Martin offers waiver BY JEFF YORK For the Daily Corinthian

SELMER, Tenn. — A Crossroads area university is now offering to waive out-of-state tuition for high-achieving students. The University of Tennessee at Martin will begin in 2012 to waive out-of-state tuition for any applicant with an ACT score of 25 or above and a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The offer is expected to increase the number of Mississippi students at the U.T.-Martin campus branch in Selmer. The tuition break is valued at about $12,400 per year, and applicants will also be eligible for university scholarships such as the Deans, Chancellors and University Scholars. “We do expect it to get more students from Mississippi to come to

our school,” said Deidra Beene, director of the U.T. Martin/McNairy County — Selmer campus. “This waiver is a fantastic way for those students to come to our university and save money.” U.T.-Martin had previously lowered the out-of-state tuition to Mississippi students in Alcorn, Tishomingo and Tippah counties. “We did get more of the area students from across the state line when UTM reduced some of the out-of-state tuition two years ago,” said Beene. UTM now has approximately 250 students at their Selmer campus and that number is growing larger every year. Prospective students can apply online and find scholarship infor-

mation at www.utm.edu. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Feb. 1, 2012. Beene pointed out a student could get their two-year degree at Northeast Community College and then cross the state line to finish their four-year degree at UTM in Selmer. The UTM campus offers degrees Elementary Education (K-6), Social Work, History and BUS (bachelor of university studies). Beene has been working at the Selmer campus for 11 years and has served as the director of the school for the past six years. Since 1998, U.T.-Martin has administered the Selmer campus, which serves McNairy County, Please see WAIVER | 5A

SAFETY: ‘Never leave (space heaters) unattended. If you have to leave the room, turn them off’ CONTINUED FROM 1A

heaters. Artificial trees should be fire-retardant. When cooking for the holidays, Price said it’s important to remain attentive and keep young children away. Heating can pose a hazard at the holidays and throughout the winter. The fire department often sees problems with

space heaters. “Never leave them unattended,” said Price. “If you have to leave the room, turn them off.” Also, “Do not ever sleep with them on,” he said. “We have had people throw the cover off the bed and cover them up and start a fire.” As a fire in the city last Friday illustrated, electric wall heaters are

also a threat. Common in homes built during the 1950s and 1960s, the heaters need to be removed from the power source or the breaker thrown if they are not being used. The heaters can sometimes turn on even when they appear to be off. “The thermostat that is in them does not have an ‘off,’” said Price.

OUTBREAK: 10 new cases reported over weekend CONTINUED FROM 1A

Ten new cases were reported over the weekend while the final count shows an increase of 20 from Monday. A report from Magnolia Regional Health Center on Tuesday says the hospital treated 40 patients for salmonella. The first report of patients being treated for salmonella was made

public last Tuesday afternoon, when Magnolia Regional Health Center CEO Rick Napper released a statement saying the hospital had received 11 positive salmonella cultures since Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. A note taped to the front door of Don Julio since last Tuesday says the restaurant’s management decided to close for the safety of its cus-

tomers. The restaurant claims it was closed due to reports of contaminated vegetables it had received from suppliers. The restaurant had been inspected by health officials, the note explained, and no evidence of contamination was found. Although the restaurant was not ordered to close, it would remain inoperative to await test results.

BOARD: District’s average daily attendance set to increase about 100 from the last school year CONTINUED FROM 1A

In other business: The board voted to extend the current agreement with Easom Outreach Foundation through March as the foundation makes plans for the South Corinth campus. However, the board agreed it is time to move toward resolution for the three vacant elementary campuses and to consider alternate possibilities. ■ Childress reported that the district’s average ■

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daily attendance appears set to increase about 100 from the last school year, which is expected to lead to a funding increase for the district in the next school year. ■ The superintendent reported the high school band has been invited to participate in the inaugural parade of gover-

nor-elect Phil Bryant. ■ The board approved donation of equipment to the sheriff’s department and bus #16 to the city of Corinth. ■ The board approved Project Attention’s use of the South Corinth gym on Jan. 14 for a Martin Luther King Jr. program.

Sallie P. Burress BOONEVILLE — Sallie P. Burress, 81, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Landmark. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Larry Vanzant Larry Vanzant died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Funeral Home.

Chad Everett Partelow JACKSON, Tenn. — Memorial services is set for Chad Everett Partelow, 42, are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Chester County Senior Center in Henderson, Tenn. with burial in the National Cemetery. Mr. Partelow died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Jackson-Madison General Hospital after an extended illness. He served in the Navy in the Gulf War Dessert-Storm. He was preceded in death by a wife, Gina Partelow; his mother, Vickie S. Partelow; and his father, Jerry M. Partelow. Survivors include his sister, Donna M. Holland (Kenny) of Glen; two brothers. Jerry M. Partelow (Susan) of Wesport Island, Maine; David M. Partelow (Debra), of Jackson, Tenn; and a daughter, Jennifer M. Partelow. Donations may be made to the Dia-

Gladys A. Smith Funeral services for Gladys A. Smith, 88, of Corinth, are set for 3 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Directors Chapel with burial in Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Mrs. Smith was a member of West Corinth Church of Christ, she was a longtime associate of the Wurlitzer Corporation and was very proud of her prior Smith years as sales associate for Rubel’s Department Store. She is preceded in death by her husband Ernest Smith; parents Walter and Hettie Brown; brothers Archie Crum

betes Foundation, or the Hospitality House Fund at Jackson-Madison General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

L.B. Whitehead IUKA — Funeral services for L.B. Whitehead, 82, of Iuka, are set for 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel-Iuka with burial in Forrest Grove Cemetery. Mr. Whitehead died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home in Iuka. Born April 17, 1929, he was retired from MDOT after 23 and a half years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena M. Whitehead; two sisters, Agnes Cadle and Opal Isabell; and a brother, Marcus Jr. Whitehead. Survivors include his children, Danny Joe “DJ” Whitehead (Marsha) of Corinth, Jacky Lane Whitehead (Shana), Terry Mack Whitehead (Melissa) and Gina Cavness (Phillip) all of Tishomingo; two sisters, Magalene Hood of Haleyville, Ala., and Hazel Moxley of Dennis; a brother, M.R. Whitehead of Tishomingo; grandchildren, Michael Paul Whitehead, Gregory Neal Whitehead, Jason Cody Whitehead, Emily Dawn Whitehead, Lauren Rose Cavness, Madison Amanda Whitehead, Dustin Wilson and Gavin Lane Whitehead; and four great-grandchildren. Rev. William Burcham and Bro. Hal Holt will officiate. and Herbert Brown; sisters, Epsie Davis and Helen Dobson and special friend, Foy Reynolds. Survivors includes one sister, Myrtle Parish of Kossuth; nephews, Jimmy Parish (Janice) of Kossuth, Bobby Crum of Germantown, Tenn; nieces, Syble Thrasher (Bobby) of Kossuth; Carolyn Faye Harvill (Larry) of Michie, Tenn; Bernice Mills of Corinth; Sue Harvill of Jackson, Tenn, Marie Lively (Bob) of Jackson, Tenn; Sarah Butler (Mike) of Bartlett, Tenn. and Patty Young (Richard) of Arlington, Tenn.; several great-nieces, nephews and friends Arthur and Shirleen Wroten. Minister James Vansandt will officiate. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Pinevale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834 Condolences may be made to mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com

SWORD: Show set for March at Crossroads Arena CONTINUED FROM 1A

director Kristy White. “The sword 150 years later is returned to Corinth.” The show is slated to be held March 3-4 at the Crossroads Arena. “There will be some other great artifacts there to see,” said Mangus. Last year, 675 attended the relic show, a figure that was up from 550 the previous year. “It’s unbelievable the sword is coming back,” said Mangus who saw the sword for the first time at a relic show in Franklin, Tenn., last year. The Texas officer

earned legend status when he was fatally shot several times as he lead his Confederate troops on the assault of Battery Robinett during the Battle of Corinth in October, 1862. A Union general order Rogers buried at the spot where he died out of respect for Rogers’ bravery. It is Rogers’ statue on the grounds of the Alcorn County Courthouse. The tourism board also granted a $5,000 funding request to the Crossroads Arena. The amount will be used to advertise the Alcorn Farm and Machinery Show on Jan. 19-21. The event is being

billed as one of the largest agricultural trades shows in Northeast Mississippi that gives farmers access to machinery vendors. Alcorn Central was granted $250 to be used for T-shirts and help with the hospitality room during the Holiday Hoops basketball tournament later this month. The next board meeting is set for Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.

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Improving education deserves brass bands Tooting a little horn isn’t getting the job done. Mississippi needs to strike up a proverbial brass band to promote itself. “You just don’t know what you’re sitting on here,” said Ed Day, president and CEO of Mississippi Power Co., to those gathered in Gulfport for a stop on the Mississippi Economic Council’s progress tour. He was referring to the positive aspects of Mississippi — the state’s infrastructure, workforce, environment, culture and improving educational performance — that are too often discounted by the state’s all too often low standing in national rankings. But as MEC President Blake Wilson said, “We do not own the franchise on problems and we need to stop selling that and buying into it.” To help put a stop to the poor mouthing and give Mississippians even more to brag about, the MEC is championing “Blueprint Mississippi,” the vision of which is “to enable a more prosperous, vibrant and resilient Mississippi, built upon a foundation of economic opportunity for all its citizens.” As with superior highways, superior schools will not blossom overnight. But classroom by classroom and district by district, progress can be made until no child is left behind anywhere in Mississippi for any reason. Methods to achieve this are already being formulated. But to spread success across Mississippi will require funding from the Legislature that does not dry up whenever the state experiences a rainy day. We’ve proven that we can build roads. Now we need to prove that we can put our children on the road to success here in Mississippi. Doing so will justify striking up quite a few brass bands. Sun Herald, Biloxi

Local reserves should be used for emergencies Gov. Haley Barbour, in a series of farewell speeches across the state, is putting forth some good ideas and at least one that’s not very conservative. Among a long list of suggestions on education, Barbour said K-12 districts, community colleges and universities should spend down their own reserve funds to reduce state budget pressure. Coveting local school district reserve funds to take the pressure off the state isn’t new with Barbour. He’s pushed the idea before. But those reserves are there for a reason — to use in emergencies. Perhaps there should be a limit on how much is held in reserve, but any agency or business needs one. It seems contradictory that while Barbour zealously guarded state reserve funds, he didn’t seem to appreciate local school districts holding back some money. Enterprise-Journal, McComb

Worth Quoting “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die.” -- Abraham Lincoln

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Prayer for today O God, forgive our accusations that you ignore us, and open our eyes to your presence and mercy. May we help to unbind others so they see the new life you offer. Amen.

A verse to share And when they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. — Matthew 2:10

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Internet sales tax isn’t new, but fair to operate at a 7 perSTARKVILLE — It is cent price advantelling that Gov. Haley tage. Barbour — the man In other words, who was famously the hammer you “against raising anybought at the lobody’s taxes” — waited cal hardware store until he had one foot Sid cost you 7 percent out the door of state Salter more than the same government to emhammer purchased brace a tax that should Columnist online. Local merhave been collected all chants and the trade along. and business assoIn recent days, Barbour came out in favor of ciations that represented the Marketplace Fairness them howled at the unfairAct — a federal plan to tax e- ness of the tax policy, but commerce. The legislation like Barbour, no conservawould allow states to collect tive politician wanted to taxes on items purchased be accused of raising “anyonline or through catalogs body’s taxes” so the left the which currently isn’t col- inequity to fester. But now, Barbour sees lected because of a federal it differently: “The federal moratorium. In the infancy of the on- government ought to get line or e-commerce boom, rid of that policy and allow Barbour staunchly opposed states to collect sales tax,” collecting existing state Barbour said in recent days. Under the Marketplace sales taxes on e-commerce. That opposition from Bar- Fairness Act, states would bour came despite the ob- have to rewrite their tax vious unfairness to local laws in certain areas to merchants who were forced participate. In particular, under state law to collect states would have to write state sales taxes while the their laws to require that online merchants without a the sales tax be collected at physical business domicile the point of delivery rather in Mississippi were allowed than at the point of sale.

But Barbour’s original claim — that he was against “raising anybody’s taxes” — will still be true. Collecting sales tax on online purchases of items that are already subject to sales tax in Mississippi isn’t a new tax by any stretch of the imagination. It’s an existing tax that the state has failed to collect and that big corporations have fought to avoid. Congress gave those corporations cover. But now, even mighty Amazon. com has seen the light and agreed to voluntarily collect state sales tax. The technology exists to do it. And the failure to do so remains as unfair to mom-and-pop, Main Street merchants as it was a decade ago. A 2009 University of Tennessee study estimated that Mississippi lost between $102.1 million and $117.4 million in uncollected legal sales taxes due in 2010 and estimated Mississippi’s online sales tax collection losses between the period of 2007 and 2012 to be between $616.5 million and $667.6 million. That’s not from new taxes, that’s

from uncollected present taxes. Perhaps there’s one argument that conservative Mississippi lawmakers can embrace. Congress, after years of letting the lobbyists hold sway over the online sales tax issue, has the issue in its sights. If individual states like Mississippi don’t move quickly and decisively to collect existing state sales taxes and use that revenue to fund state government, then Congress is certain to look at online sales as a potential federal tax source. But what is clear is that as Barbour was in 2003, Bryant is on record against collecting existing state sales taxes on online sales. Why? He’s planning on facing the voters again and doesn’t want to do so with accusations that he raised taxes. Still, it’s clear that online sales tax collection isn’t a new tax at all. It’s full and fair collection of an existing tax that should be collected. Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at sidsalter@sidsalter.com.

Double standards were invented for Newt tive a place as ever Ya got trouble! I’ve lived, was the one Right here in River that hated Newt. City. “Newt” rhymes with “cute,” his past What followed were the stories everyone’s is moot, and that heard by now, told spells trouble. tabloid style with The old boy is lookRheta lively quotes from ing mighty good to Grimsley the locals. Not pretty. Republicans. He’s Johnson And back then he had running a few noses only one scorned exahead of Dopey and Columnist wife and her church Sneezey in early furchoir to provide juicy longs. Yet everyone pretty much agrees, even fodder. By the time the his staunchest supporters: show finished, Newt was Newt’s a rat. A reformed twirling a black mustache and tying the little woman rat, perhaps, but a rat. I was living in Carrollton, to a railroad track. Hypocrisy might not be Ga., while working for the Atlanta newspaper. Newt the worst sin, but it’s one of left town a few years before the least attractive. This, of course, was long I arrived, but some there before Newt explained couldn’t forgive or forget. One night a television that it wasn’t the Devil tabloid show teased its up- that made him do all those coming segment: The town things. It was working hard that hates Newt. I looked for his country that made up and saw a picture of Car- him susceptible to sinning. I frankly don’t care about rollton’s square. My town, his old town, as conserva- his personal life, but I didn’t

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care about Bill Clinton’s, either. Newt sure did. He grabbed on to Monica’s little blue dress like a life raft in an angry sea. But that was the old Newt. He’s done the televised confessional and made sense of it all. His new marriage is seamless, and his new hero is the pope. He and his wife pattern themselves after Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Can you get any more harmonious than that? None less than Sarah Palin has said the tea party has chosen to forgive Newt’s past transgressions and remember all the good he did. So long as he doesn’t step out of the small-government boundaries again, Newt may inherit scary Sarah’s constituency. The defrocked front-runner, Herman Cain, likes him; you’d think Cain might be bitter. And that probably means that along with forget-

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ting Newt’s check-kiting, double-dipping, ethics-violating, government-shutdowning ways, the rank and file also may be able to overlook his hypocrisy. That’s why double standards were invented, after all. I no longer say things like, “Gee, wouldn’t Democrats have a field day if Republicans nominated Newt.” Watch American politics long enough, and you learn to keep your mouth shut. For whenever you think you’ve reached the bottom of the barrel, pulled a monkey from the muck, then someone comes along to remind you it could be worse. My Georgia congressman, elected the year I moved to Carrollton, was Bob Barr. To find out more about Rheta Grimsley Johnson and her books, visit www. rhetagrimsleyjohnsonbooks.com.

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Local Officials warn: ’Tis the season for phone, mail scams BY ANGELA STOREY astorey@dailycorinthian.com

Law enforcement authorities warn residents to beware of telephone and mail scams anytime and especially during the holiday season. “This time of year, we see an increase in ploys involving scams. I have received an unusual number of calls concerning scams within the last several weeks,” said Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. “The most recent have been someone calling and claiming to be a representative from Publishers Clearing House, notifying

people that they have won a cash prize with the catch that they must obtain a money card and put an amount of money on it, then either send the card or somehow otherwise transfer funds to them. “The other involves bogus debt collection that targets people that are vulnerable to pressure and convince them that they owe them money and insist the victim give them bank information or other means of making the pay-

ment over the telephone.” Sheriff Tolar encourages everyone to be wise to these sorts of scams and simply hang up. “Don’t carry on a conversation with them and just don’t answer the telephone during their numerous attempts to call back. Brandon Presley, the Northern District Public Service Commissioner, recommends these actions rather that talking with the scammer and take a chance on becoming con-

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vinced of the ploy. “These people are very diverse in their methods of scamming and are very convincing. There are varying versions of these scams. The best rule of thumb is, if it sounds too good to be true it very likely is a scam.” Law enforcement also sees an increase in the number of thefts and burglaries during the holiday season.

“Most of them occur during the daytime hours while many people are at work. I encourage neighbors to look out for one another and when they see something suspicious (people, activities or vehicles passing frequently), call the Sheriff’s Office or Police Department giving a good description and direction of travel as possible. “This could prevent a theft or burglary, aid us in

catching the suspects in the act or provide a vital lead in the event of a theft or burglary. Even if the event might seem insignificant it could very well be something. “This last week, I had someone report suspicious activity in their community on two occasions and eventually was able to get a tag number that gave us a lead in a string of recent thefts.”

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had big gains or losses in some of your investments, you should think about rebalancing. That means selling some investments to be sure that none of your holdings has a disproportionate share of your portfolio. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say that bonds made up 10 percent of your portfolio at the start of the year, and now make up 20 percent after this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gains. If you feel that you have too much money in bonds, consider selling some. You might also want to sell some of your losing stocks, especially if they still look risky. Investors who bought stocks of foreign companies to diversify their portfolios have had big losses this year. The MSCI EAFE index, a broad list of stocks in developed countries, is down 16 percent. And the global economy still looks risky because of the European debt crisis. Selling at a loss will help you offset taxes on any gains youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had.

Last minute planning The end of the year is a good time to see if you want to make any changes in your investment portfolio. This is especially true after the volatility that has left many stock investors with losses for 2011. The S&P 500 is down 2.5 percent. As you do your yearend review, keep in mind that the uncertainty about the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis that hurt stocks this year is expected to continue into 2012.

Keep in mind that good yields will still be hard to find next year. Interest rates are expected to remain at historic lows because the Federal Reserve says it plans to keep short-term rates near zero at least until mid-2013. Investors seeking income will see very little from money-market accounts or CDs. The top yield youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re likely to find from either is likely to stay at about 1 percent. Investors looking for income from bonds might do better by buying municipal or high-grade corporate bonds. The average muni with an AAA rating and that matures in 20 years has a yield above 3 percent. The average 20-year corporate bond with an AAA rating has a yield above 4 percent. David Pitt, Kristen Girard â&#x20AC;˘ AP

INDEXES 52-Week High

Low

Name

12,876.00 5,627.85 459.94 8,718.25 2,490.51 2,887.75 1,370.58 14,562.01 868.57

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

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11,954.94 4,827.41 445.03 7,277.62 2,235.30 2,579.27 1,225.73 12,852.12 718.06

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Last

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Chg %Chg

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Last

K12 IvanhM g IDT Corp BestBuy PennVa

22.00 16.01 10.70 23.73 5.07

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Last

EstnLtCap TelInstEl CKX Lands Flanign DGSE

2.60 6.59 11.80 8.25 7.65

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Last

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LiveDeal Synovis eGainCom FstCapVA Lantronix

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Last

Endocyte n AmpioPhm Poniard rs ChinaMed ColonyBk

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Last

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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OPEC ministers are expected to reach an agreement on how much oil theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll produce, unlike what happened at their last meeting in June. That meeting ended with OPEC members publicly disagreeing about production levels. The discord was so bad that Saudi Arabia called it the worst meeting OPEC ever held. Look for the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s members to agree to current high production levels, or to say their OPEC meeting in June. ouput is meeting demand.

Joy Global isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a household name, but the mining equipment companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings report will be notable for its take on the economy. When it released third-quarter results in August, Joy Global said it had increasing evidence that the economies of countries around the world were slowing. But it also said it thinks the world economy is stronger than it was when the recession started in December 2007.

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Local Schedule Thursday Basketball Baldwyn Classic Walnut   Friday Basketball Falkner @ Biggersville (WXRZ), 6 Corinth @ Amory, 6 McNairy @ Fayette-Ware, 6 Soccer Corinth @ New Albany, 4/5:30 Saturday Basketball Tish County @ Biggersville, 6 Ripley Challenge (B) Corinth-Nettleton, 3 (G) Corinth-Ripley, 4:30 (B) Walnut   Tuesday, Dec. 20 Basketball Olive Branch @ Corinth (WXRZ), 6 McNairy @ Central, 6   Tuesday, Dec. 27 Basketball AC Holiday Hoops High School (B) Hardin Co.-TCPS, 1 (G) TCPS-Holly Springs, 2:30 (B) Kossuth-Trezevant, 4 (G) Central-Trezevant, 5:30 (B) Central-Corinth, 7 Middle School (G) Corinth-Center Hill, 1 (B) Tish-Center Hill, 2:30 (G) Tish-Hardin Co., 4 (B) Holly Springs-Cordova, 5:30 (G) Kossuth-Franklin Co., 7 Baldwyn Rotary Classic Biggersville   Wednesday, Dec. 28 Basketball AC Holiday Hoops High School (B) Biggersville-Ripley, 11 a.m. (G) Kossuth-MAHS, 12:30 (B) TCPS-Kingsbury, 2 (G) Central-TCPS, 3:30 (B) Corinth-Trezevant. 5 (B) Central-Cordova, 6:30 Middle School (G) Hardin Co.-Center Hill, 11 a.m. (B) Hardin Co.-Center Hill, 12:30 (G) Corinth-Trezevant, 2 (B) Kossuth-Tish, 3:30 (G) Tish-Franklin Co., 5 McNairy Christmas Classic   Thursday, Dec. 29 Basketball AC Holiday Hoops High School (B) Tish-TCPS, 11 a.m. (G) Tish-Trezevant, 12:30 (B) Central-Trezevant, 2 (G) Central-MAHS, 3:30 (B) Corinth-Cordova, 5

Shorts Courtside Seats The Alcorn County Basketball Tournament wiIl be held Jan. 5-7. A limited number of courtside seats are available for $40 each. These are a reserved seat for all games. For more information, call Sam Tull, Sr. at 287-4477.   Baseball Hitting Clinic Cross City Baseball Academy is offering a hitting clinic on Dec. 20 with guest instructor Chelsea Bramlett. Bramlett is a four-time Division 1 AllAmerican from MSU and a member of Team USA softball. The cost of the clinic is $30. For those 12 and under, the clinic will be held from 4-5:30, with the high school group meeting at 5:45-7:15. For more information, call CCB Director Tyler Sutton at (901) 283-8315.   1st Pitch Banquet The New Site Royals Baseball team is pleased to announce Ole Miss Rebel Head Baseball Coach Mike Bianco will be the featured speaker for its Third Annual 1st Pitch Banquet and Silent Auction, which is being held on Jan. 26 at 6:30 pm on the campus of New Site HS. Seating is limited to the first 150 tickets sold, and must be purchased in advance. Cost is $15, which includes the meal, access to the silent auction, and seating for the speaker’s presentation. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 662-322-7389 or 662-728-5205.   NE Basketball Tickets Northeast Mississippi Community College athletic officials have announced that season tickets for the upcoming 2011-12 Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball season are now on sale at the business office located in Estes Hall. Cost is $35 per season ticket or $60 for a pair. For information regarding the purchase of Northeast basketball season tickets, contact the Northeast Business Office at 662-720-7251.

Sports

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Biggersville sweeps 1-1A twinbill Field goal defense paves the way BY H. LEE SMITH II lsmith@dailycorinthian.com

BIGGERSVILLE — Defending the rim was a winning formula for Biggersville. The Lady Lions held Thrasher scoreless from the floor for an 8:11 span of the second half in ending a twogame skid with a 45-41 win in Division 1-1A play. BHS (6-4, 3-1) outscored the visitors 9-1 during the span, erasing a halftime deficit and avenging an earlier 4036 loss to the Lady Rebels. The drought was much lon-

ger and the margin even bigger in the nightcap. The Lions held the Rebels without a field goal for 10:23 stretch of the middle quarters in a 90-62 victory. Biggersville (8-2, 4-0) blew the game wide open in the second half as 16 out of 17 players got in on the scoring act. The Lions and Lady Lions continue 1-1A play Friday at home against Falkner. ■ After watching Xeneia Sorrell light up the nets for 22 points in the first half, the Lady Lions locked down on the sophomore and her teammates. Sorrell managed just a single free throw in the second

half and the rest of the Lady Rebels combined for just 12 more as the Lady Lions erased a 28-25 halftime deficit. Chloe Henson reclaimed the lead for BHS with consecutive buckets to begin the third. Thrasher answered with its own 4-0 spurt, pushing the advantage back out to three with 5:39 left in the quarter. A one-of-two showing from the stripe by Sorrell would be the only THS points over the equivalent of a quarter. Dana Thompson’s putback in the closing seconds gave BHS the lead for good at 3433. Thompson, who tied Henson for team honors with 10,

put back another miss in the fourth to cap a 9-1 advantage. Tatum Emmons’ long deuce with 5:28 remaining finally ended the Lady Rebel drought from the floor and pulled the visitors back to within 38-35. A three-point rip by Tyler Shelley and four straight points by Jada Tubbs ballooned the lead out to 45-37 with 1:37 remaining. Biggersville missed a pair of gimmies in the paint in the final 1:21, but Thrasher would get no closer than the final score. ■ The Lions hung 30 points in the third and another 28 in Please see BHS | 9A

Despite charity, Kossuth falls to ACHS BY JAMES MCQUAID MURPHY jmurphy@dailycorinthian.com

KOSSUTH -— Sometimes the difference between winning and losing comes down to the opponent’s charity. Not so last night at Kossuth High School, where despite the offerings of Alcorn Central, the Aggies and their Lady-friends just couldn’t pull away from a doubleheader sweep suffered at home. The visiting Golden Bear squads gave plenty of opportunity for their Aggie counterparts to rake in some change from the free throw line. While the Aggie men lost to ACHS by a margin of 33 points, 91-58, the Kossuth ladies fell by only one (51-50) after an astounding turnaround in the final minute of play. Neither Aggie unit entered the fray with a whole lot going for them, however. Both were down by five at the close of the initial eight, and by the break the Ladies had let their deficit slip to six, while the Aggie men found themselves down by 13 coming back from the half. Trae Bain led the Golden Bears into the recess with 14 points, six on a pair of treys in the upper four of the first period. He later closed the second period with a deuce and his third triple of the night. Bain went on to shoot 19 points, four from outside the arc, tying Aggie Josh Whitaker for the game-high record. Meanwhile four of Bain’s mates pulled down doubledigit scoring for the night. Jeremy Powers, Luke Maddox, Preston Cline, and Jay Moore combined for a total of 59 points against Kossuth. As for the charity work, the Golden Bears dished out a total of 28 fouls, handing the Aggies 40 shots from the free throw line. That was nice of them. No worries. With Maddox,

Staff photo by James Murphy

Alcorn Central’s Luke Maddox goes in for a layup over Kossuth’s Matthew Stewart. Moore, and Justin Sparks combining for six more in addition to Bain’s four triples - a total of 30 points from beyond the arc for ACHS - the Aggies would’ve been lucky to pull another ten for their side from the freebie mark, simply by upping their free throw percentage from 50 to 75. As it was, however, the Aggies only nailed 21 of those candy stripes. ACHS Coach Brandon Quinn said, “We still got a long way to go, and we definitely have to get more consistent.” ■ It was no better for Lady Aggies. If anything, Alcorn Central is happy to give away fouls. Coach Charlette Foster’s girls handed the Lady Aggies

39 holiday-come-early freebies, and for the Kossuth girls unit it would’ve made all the difference in the world. The girls match-up all came down to the final minute of play, where it looked as though ACHS had clenched it by a trustworthy cushion of six. Haley Barnes hits a deuce at the minute mark, taking Alcorn Central’s buffer to eight, but with the clock winding down to 39 seconds, Hanna Parks drops a triple followed seven seconds later by a turnaround. In steps Annaleigh Coleman, who sinks her third trey of the game and brings the score back down to a twopoint margin, 51-49. Suddenly Kossuth has a

shot at winning. What’s more, Coleman was under harm, and Barnes has now fouled out of the game to watch Coleman sink another conversion from the free throw mark, with thirty seconds still left on the clock. And here’s where all the difference in the world comes down to the realm of charity, even for the team that is the leading. Alexis Harmon misses a pair of free throws with 22.8 on the clock. No breathing room there. Rachel Winters takes the shot for Kossuth. Lucky for the Lady Bears, she misses. Clarissa Turner rebounds, Please see KOSSUTH | 9A

Harrison suspended 1 game for McCoy hit The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has carved out a niche as one of the NFL’s most feared defenders over the last five years by straddling the line between clean and dirty play. After one dangerous hit too many, the league apparently has seen enough. The NFL suspended Harrison for one game following

his helmet-to-facemask hit on Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Thursday, making Harrison the first player to miss game time as a penalty under the league’s revamped policy on such collisions. Harrison’s agent Bill Parise said Tuesday afternoon Harrison has already filed an appeal and expects it to be heard later this week by Art Shell or Ted Cottrell, jointly appointed by the NFL and the players’

association to hear such cases. They’ll have to determine Harrison’s intent when he laid out McCoy late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s 14-3 victory. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was penalized for roughing the passer on the play and said Monday he believed the hit didn’t warrant further punishment. NFL Executive Vice President Ray Anderson disagreed, pointing out the violation

marked the fifth illegal hit on a quarterback by Harrison in the last three seasons. The four-time Pro Bowler has also been fined on two other occasions for unnecessary roughness over the same period. Though Harrison hasn’t been fined for such a hit in over a year, he was considered a repeat offender under the 2011 League Policies for Players manual, leading to the suspension.

No. 17 Mississippi State survives late scare The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Dee Bost scored 22 points, Rodney Hood added 19 and No. 17 Mississippi State survived a late scare from Florida Atlantic for a 75-68 victory Tuesday night. The Bulldogs had a comfortable 39-29 lead at halftime, but the Owls clawed their way back into the game, taking a 55-54 lead on Pablo Bertone’s 3-pointer with 9:22

remaining. Mississippi State fought off the rally, with Bost and Hood scoring a combined 24 second-half points on the way to the team’s ninth straight victory. Jalen Steele scored 12 points for the Bulldogs and Renardo Sidney added 10. Raymond Taylor had 20 points for Florida Atlantic (4-6) while Bertone scored 14 and Kore White added 12. Mississippi State (10-1) was

playing without two starters — guard Brian Bryant and forward Arnett Moultrie. Bryant missed a third straight game for a violation of team rules while Moultrie, who averages 17 points and 11 rebounds, missed the game because of knee tendinitis. Moultrie’s absence was the most significant and the Bulldogs obviously missed his production. The weakened lineup made the game strikingly similar to

last year, when a banged-up Mississippi State team lost a stunner to Florida Atlantic 6159. Bost watched that game from the sidelines because he was suspended after failing to pull his name out of the NBA draft by the deadline. But the Bulldogs seemed in control of this one early, taking a 39-29 halftime lead. Hood had 10 points while Steele and Please see MSU | 9A


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BHS: Lions pull

Scoreboard

away with 10-0 run

NHL standings, schedule

NFL standings, schedule

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the fourth in breaking open a 32-23 halftime lead. Thrasher went the final 7:08 of the second without a field goal, but stayed in the game at the stripe. The Rebels got 10 of their 12 second-quarter points from the free-throw line and finished the night 25-of-41. After a horrendous showing from the floor -- 13-of-49 overall, 1-of-13 from three-point range -- the Lions began to pull away in the third. Martonious Watson scored six of his team-high 16 points in a 10-0 run as the Lions pushed the lead to 19 less than three minutes into the second half. Luke Walden ended the run, and the Rebels 0-for streak from the floor, with a putback at the 4:45 mark. BHS responded at bumped the margin to as much as 22 before settling for a 62-44 lead after 24 minutes. Daniel Simmons rounded out Biggersville’s double-digit scorers with 11. The Lions remained unbeaten in league play despite getting just five points from leading scorer Dexter Stafford, who threw down 26 in the teams’ previous meeting.

(G) Biggersville 45, Thrasher 41 Thrasher 10 18 5 8 -- 41 BHS 12 13 9 11 – 45   THRASHER (41): Xeneia Sorrell 23, Bridgett King 9, Gracie Cheek 4, Ebonie Welch 3, Tatum Emmons 2. BIGGERSVILLE (45): Chloe Henson 10, Dana Thompson 10, Savannah Davis 9, Tyler Shelley 7, Jada Tubbs 6, LaIndia Sorrell 3. 3-Pointers: (T) King. (B) Davis 2, Shelley. Records: Biggersville 6-4, 3-1; Thrasher 5-5, 3-2.  –––

(B) Biggersville 90, Thrasher 62

Thrasher 11 12 21 18 -- 62 BHS 18 14 30 28 -- 90 THRASHER (62): O’Neal Cummings 23, Cole Lauderdale 11, Josh Walden 10, DeMario Dawkins 8, Luke Walden 6, Grant Saylors 2. BIGGERSVILLE (90): Martonious Watson 16, Daniel Simmons 11, Darrien Williams 9, Tevin Watson 7, Shaun Watson 7, Blake Anderson 6, Emmanuel Simmons 6, Chris Bishop 6, Dexter Stafford 5, Marquis Watson 4, Jaylon Gaines 3, Mike Patterson 3, Darian Barnett 3, Slater Huggins 2, Terrell Harvell 2, Tyran Davis 2. 3-pointers: (T) Lauderdale. (B) Gaines, D. Simmons. Records: Biggersville 8-2, 4-0; Thrasher 5-5, 3-2

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 10 3 0 .769 396 N.Y. Jets 8 5 0 .615 327 Buffalo 5 8 0 .385 288 Miami 4 9 0 .308 256 South W L T Pct PF y-Houston 10 3 0 .769 330 Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 266 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 193 Indianapolis 0 13 0 .000 184 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 10 3 0 .769 320 Pittsburgh 10 3 0 .769 282 Cincinnati 7 6 0 .538 285 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 178 West W L T Pct PF Denver 8 5 0 .615 269 Oakland 7 6 0 .538 290 San Diego 6 7 0 .462 324 Kansas City 5 8 0 .385 173 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 7 6 0 .538 324 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 317 Philadelphia 5 8 0 .385 297 Washington 4 9 0 .308 229 South W L T Pct PF x-New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 415 Atlanta 8 5 0 .615 300 Carolina 4 9 0 .308 313 Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 232 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 13 0 0 1.000 466 Detroit 8 5 0 .615 367 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 301 Minnesota 2 11 0 .154 274 West W L T Pct PF y-San Francisco 10 3 0 .769 307 Seattle 6 7 0 .462 246 Arizona 6 7 0 .462 253 St. Louis 2 11 0 .154 153 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursday’s Game Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Saturday’s Game Dallas at Tampa Bay, 7:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games New Orleans at Minnesota, noon Seattle at Chicago, noon Cincinnati at St. Louis, noon Carolina at Houston, noon Green Bay at Kansas City, noon Tennessee at Indianapolis, noon Miami at Buffalo, noon Washington at N.Y. Giants, noon Detroit at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 3:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

HOCKEY

PRO FOOTBALL PA 274 270 341 246 PA 208 251 252 382 PA 202 198 270 254 PA 302 354 299 305 PA 349 281 292 290 PA 286 267 355 370 PA 278 305 255 364 PA 182 259 288 326

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 29 19 7 3 41 106 82 N.Y. Rangers 28 17 7 4 38 83 61 Pittsburgh 31 17 10 4 38 95 79 New Jersey 30 16 13 1 33 79 86 N.Y. Islanders 28 9 13 6 24 65 93 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 29 19 9 1 39 97 59 Toronto 30 16 11 3 35 93 95 Buffalo 30 15 12 3 33 81 82 Montreal 31 13 11 7 33 79 80 Ottawa 31 14 13 4 32 94107 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 31 16 9 6 38 84 80 Winnipeg 30 14 12 4 32 84 93 Washington 29 15 13 1 31 89 94 Tampa Bay 30 12 16 2 26 79101 Carolina 32 9 18 5 23 80110 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 30 18 8 4 40 99 92 Detroit 29 19 9 1 39 93 63 St. Louis 29 17 9 3 37 71 62 Nashville 30 15 11 4 34 79 80 Columbus 30 9 17 4 22 73100 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 31 20 8 3 43 80 66 Vancouver 30 18 10 2 38 98 73 Edmonton 30 14 13 3 31 83 80 Calgary 30 14 14 2 30 74 82 Colorado 30 13 16 1 27 78 91 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 29 17 11 1 35 74 78 Phoenix 29 15 11 3 33 77 76 San Jose 27 15 10 2 32 75 64 Los Angeles 30 13 13 4 30 65 70 Anaheim 29 8 16 5 21 67 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 4 Tuesday’s Games Columbus 2, Vancouver 1, SO New Jersey 3, Florida 2, SO Boston 3, Los Angeles 0 Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2, OT Toronto 2, Carolina 1, OT Dallas 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 1 Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Nashville 2, Calgary 1 Winnipeg 2, Minnesota 1 San Jose at Colorado, (n) Wednesday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Carolina, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m.

TELEVISION Wednesday’s schedule Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts. GOLF 2 p.m. — Ladies European Tour, Dubai Ladies Masters, first round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (sameday tape, TGC) 7:30 p.m. — PGA Tour Australasia, JBWere Masters, first round, at Cheltenham, Australia (TGC) 12:30 a.m. — Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, first round, at Bangkok (TGC) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m.— Cincinnati at Wright St .(ESPN2) 6:30 p.m.— FIU at Maryland (ESPN) 8 p.m. — Tennessee at Coll. of Charleston (ESPN2) NHL HOCKEY— Chicago at Minnesota (versus)

MISC. Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with C Kelly Shoppach on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Francisley Bueno, RHP Juan Gutierrez, C Max Ramirez and OF Greg Golson on minor league contracts. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS— Signed LHP Daniel Morari. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed 1B Drew Rundle to a contract extension. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed OF Derrick Shaw. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed RHP Thomas Campbell to a contract extension. Signed INF Donald Blunt. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Signed OF Nate Baumann and 2B Drew Heitoff. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS— Signed RHP Mickey Cassidy and LHP Shawn Smith. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Agreed to terms with C Kwame Brown on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Re-signed F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to a multiyear contract. NEW JERSEY NETS—Signed F Shelden Williams. PHOENIX SUNS—Waived G Zabian Dowdell. Signed G Ronnie Price. Added F Marcus Landry to the roster. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Suspended Pittsburgh LB James Harrison for one game without

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pay for his hit on Cleveland QB Colt McCoy in a game on Dec. 8. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed OT Erik Pears to a contract extension. DALLAS COWBOYS—Placed RB DeMarco Murray and S Barry Church on injured reserve. Signed RB Sammy Morris and S Mana Silva. Signed CB C.J. Wilson to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Placed CB Ron Parker on injured reserve. Released DE Keith Darbut from the practice squad. Signed DE John Graves to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DE Nick Reed. Signed DT Lamar Divens, OT Mike Ingersoll and FB Austin Sylvester to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed LB Kevin Malast off Jacksonville’s practice squad. Placed LB Barrett Ruud WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Signed TE Richared Quinn. Placed T Chris Baker on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Fined Tampa Bay F Steve Downie $2,500 for leaving the bench to become involved in an altercation in a game on Dec. 8. BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Zach Hamill from Providence (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS—Assigned LW Tim Kennedy to San Antonio (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Activated F Blake Geoffrion from injured reserve and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL). Assigned D Taylor Aronson to Cincinnati (ECHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled F Evgeny Grachev from Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Assigned D Evan Oberg to Norfolk (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS—Claimed F Antti Miettinen off waivers from Tampa Bay. Activated D Ron Hainsey from the injured reserve. American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Albany LW Myles Stoesz for four games and Oklahoma City D Kirill Tulupov for two games for their actions in games on Dec. 10 and Rockford LW Jeremy Morin for three games for his actions in a game on Dec. 11. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Recalled F Justin Shugg from Florida (ECHL). Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS—Signed F Kevin Petovello. TEXAS BRAHMAS—Waived F Thomas Galiani. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH—Released D Ben Davies, T Graig England, F Connor Martin and F Ryan Boyle. SOCCER Major League Soccer LOS ANGELES GALAXY—Signed MF Marcelo Sarvas. PHILADELPHIA UNION—Signed MF Jimmy McLaughlin. COLLEGE COLORADO STATE—Named Jim McElwain football coach. GUILFORD—Announced the resignation of men’s assistant basketball coach Claude Shields to become men’s basketball coach at William

Peace. IDAHO—Announced the retirement of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Steve Axman. KANSAS—Named Ron Powlus quarterbacks coach and Tim Grunhard offensive line coach TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI— Named Shanna Caldwell women’s soccer coach. TEXAS-ARLINGTON—Named Jim Baker athletics director. WHEELING JESUIT—Announced it is adding men’s rugby as varsity sport in the fall of 2012.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Tuesday’s men’s results EAST Drexel 71, Niagara 58 Villanova 68, Boston U. 43 SOUTH Alcorn St. 106, Atlanta Christian 101, 2OT Chattanooga 98, Spalding 48 Middle Tennessee 65, Belmont 62 Mississippi St. 75, FAU 68 South Carolina 66, Presbyterian 58 UCF 77, NC A&T 65 UT-Martin 86, Bethel (Tenn.) 83 MIDWEST Green Bay 69, Michigan Tech 61 IPFW 56, Dartmouth 51 Michigan 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50 Minnesota 76, Cent. Michigan 56 Oakland 77, Rochester (Mich.) 62 Wisconsin 60, Milwaukee 54 SOUTHWEST Texas 93, Nicholls St. 40 FAR WEST Saint Mary’s (Cal) 77, Jackson St. 53 Santa Clara 84, Pacifica 59 UC Santa Barbara 65, San Diego 61<Wyoming 58, UC Irvine 48

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Bowl schedule Saturday New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (8-4) vs. Temple (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State (7-5) vs. Ohio (9-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) ––– Tuesday Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Malzahn expects to be coach at Arkansas State The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is set to become the next coach at Arkansas State. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night, confirming earlier reports, that Malzahn will return to the state where he made a name for himself as a high school coach before leaving for college foot-

ball. Arkansas State has scheduled a 3:30 p.m. news conference on Wednesday to introduce its new coach. Former Red Wolves coach Hugh Freeze left the school last week to become the new coach at Mississippi. Arkansas State (10-2) will play Northern Illinois in the Godaddy.com Bowl on Jan. 8. The 46-year-old Malzahn has served as Auburn’s offensive

coordinator and quarterbacks coach for three seasons, helping the Tigers win the national championship last season. He won the Broyles Award last season, recognizing college football’s top assistant coach, and helped Auburn and quarterback Cam Newton set nine school records in 2010 — including points per game (41.2) and total offense (499.2). Malzahn began his coaching

career in northeast Arkansas at Hughes High School, eventually moving on and winning two state championships at the private school Shiloh Christian in Springdale, Ark. He later took over at Springdale High in the state’s largest classification, going 14-0 in 2005 and winning the state championship while finishing in the top five in most national high school polls.

KOSSUTH: Alcorn girls fight off late challenge, missed 3-pointer saves victory

MSU: Owls seize lead in second half CONTINUED FROM 8A

Bost added seven each. Florida Atlantic made its move early in the second half, quickly closing the gap to 41-39 on Greg Gantt’s 3-pointer with 17:23 remaining. The Owls took a 60-58 lead on Taylor’s 3-pointer with 6:50 remaining. The 5-foot-6 Taylor was tough on the Bulldogs all night, shooting 7 of 13 from the field including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.

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fouling Amber Meredith, who goes on to flub another pair of free throws for Alcorn Central. Still no breathing room, truly a nail-biter. And with 12 seconds on the clock, Kossuth ends it on a missed three-pointer by Coleman, who closes the match with a game-high 19 points for a team that shot 20 of 39 on charity throws. One point killed them in the end.

As for the Alcorn girls, Foster was none too pleased watching the Lady Bears almost give away an otherwise well-played match. The Alcorn girls closed the night having shot nine of 25 from the free-throw line, with two starters and one secondary fouling out in the final three minutes of play. “You can bet yourself my girls will be shooting free throws ‘til their fingers fall off tomorrow,” said Foster.

(B) Alcorn Central 91, Kossuth 58 @ Kossuth Alcorn Central 23 22 21 25 - 91 Kossuth 18 14 17 9 - 58   ACHS (91): Trae Bain 19, Preston Cline 14, Luke Maddox 13, Jay Moore 11, Jeremy Powers 11, Justin Sparks 7, Forrest Crumby 6, Jonathan Lancaster 6, Trevor Smith 3, Jonathan Lovelace 1. KOSSUTH (58): Josh Whitaker 19, Jordan Brawner 7, Tyler Mercer 7, Matthew Stewart 7, Heath Wood 5, Blake Cain 4, Stegan Smith 4, Levi Burcham 2, Tyler Jones 2, Brandon Grayson 1. 3-pointers: (A) Bain 4, Maddox 3, Moore 2, Sparks, (K) Brawner. Records: Alcorn Central 5-6, Kossuth

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By RICK MINTER / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution NOTEBOOK

Drivers in six series honored The champions of NASCAR’s lower-tier touring series were honored last week in Charlotte, N.C. The honorees included Max Gresham, champion of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Greg Pursley from the K&N Pro Series West, Scott Steckly from the Canadian Tire Series, German Quiroga from the NASCAR Mexico Series, Ron Silk of the Whelen Modified Tour, and George Brunnhoelzl III, the champion of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour. “These six series represent the future of our sport,” George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series, said in presenting the awards. “There is some remarkable talent on hand … that provided close, exciting competition all season long.” Various other awards were handed out, and one had a familiar ring to it. Chase Elliott won the Most Popular Driver award for the K&N Pro Series East Division. His father Bill Elliott won the Most Popular Driver award in the Sprint Cup Series a record 16 times before he took his name off the ballot.

Grubb to crew chief the No. 11

Brian France

Meet the press NASCAR Chairman Brian France speaks during Thursday’s NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at the Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel. (NASCAR photo)

NASCAR CEO speaks out on ratings, rulings and going too far NASCAR Chairman Brian France recently met with reporters to discuss a variety of issues affecting the sport. Here are excerpts of his comment: On the recent uptick in interest in the sport and the rise in TV ratings for broadcasts of NASCAR races: “We’ve always said that ratings go up and down because of many, many things. The things we can control are showcasing the racing, telling our story and giving the drivers some big moments to race for. That will help us. You never know [what], percentage-wise, what really matters the most. “But we know that that’s the NASCAR we want. We want to see these elevated performances, and they’re just fun to watch. We want to see what’s happened. I’m confident if we do that, and do a lot of other things, we will have better ratings and better attendance.” On the secret fines imposed on drivers – Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin in the past and most recently Brad Keselowski – who publicly criticized the sanctioning body: “In the last couple of years we’ve taken a position that drivers are going to be able to speak their mind and criticize the sport way more than any other sport would allow. So let’s start with that. “However, there have to be some limits. We thought those limits were being exceeded in the last couple of years, because you can’t denigrate the sport. You just can’t do that. We’re not going to accept that.

“Whether we make the fines public or private, we didn’t see a benefit to making them public. If there is some benefit to that, we’ll take a look at it. But that is the reasoning behind the penalties.” On the incident at Texas Motor Speedway between Kyle Busch and Ron Hornaday Jr. that led to Busch’s suspension for the weekend at Texas and how NASCAR determines when “have at it” retaliation reaches the level of intervention by officials: “There is a line, and the drivers, they may walk around and say sometimes that they’re not clear about it, but they know the line. “We have these conversations with them all the time. What you’ve got to remember is this is a contact sport … We thought a couple years ago that we were overregulating the events. We wanted to give more authority back in the drivers’ hands, and that’s been good for NASCAR. “But there is always a limit. You can’t do anything you want. We will look at it. We talked to the drivers. If they’re close to the line, we have a conversation that day. If they go over the line, we’ll deal with that, too. “So this idea that nobody knows where the line is, not true, not accurate.” On whether he wants to eliminate the two-car tandems at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway: “It is one of the things we are after. We would prefer to eliminate tandem racing in the manner it

exists today. There is no question about that. We are working on rolling back the clock to traditional Daytona, Talladega races. We’ll have to see how that goes. I think the majority of fans would like to see that, and so would we.” On why he doesn’t attend as many races and meet as often with the media as his father and grandfather did before him: “I frequently say, and I’ve said this before, if I thought that I was the last one out of every event, and I turn the light off on the way out, that that would grow the sport in some way, I would do it. “What we have is a different sport than it was 10, 15 years ago, and that’s real clear. I don’t publish my schedule, but it’s pretty busy. We feel like we’re managing the sport. We know we’re managing the sport the best way that we need to to grow the sport.” On the policy of allowing drivers to compete for championships in just one NASCAR division, which keeps Sprint Cup drivers from winning titles in the Nationwide Series: “I think it’s worked the way we want it to. We want to showcase the young drivers in their own series and still have the participation with drivers with a lot of experience. That’s exactly what we’ve gotten. “I think it’s been good for the young drivers to get some different notoriety. The honor and prestige of winning a championship and the money that comes with that and all the rest has been a good thing.”

On whether the Chase format will be tweaked again next year: “It’s possible. I don’t know. We take those ideas throughout the year. We really look at them as carefully as we can. Then what we do is we run them past the team owners and drivers and … everybody else in the industry in the off-season before we would do anything, and that’s exactly what we did last year going into this year.” On whether he might postpone the switch from carburetors to electronic fuel injection, which is set to begin at the start of the 2012 season: “We announced it several years ago. These are not the things that you can just pull off the shelf and put them back on and off. We have agreements with suppliers that have to be met. “You’ve got to remember why we are doing that. [It’s] because we want to be more relevant to the car manufacturers and other green technologies as well. We always said that we will do that in a balanced way. We’re not going to be like some other divisions around the world that are heavily emphasized on that on technology. “But we’re going to have to do more than we did in the past. It’s not because we feel like doing it or want to put additional costs on anyone, but because they’re accepting a lot of money from the car manufacturers, and that’s what’s under the hood on cars today, and we have to be mindful of that as we make policy.”

For those keeping a scorecard of NASCAR crew chiefs and driver swaps, a pencil might come in handy. It seems that few relationships are permanent in the pressure-packed world of Sprint Cup racing. In the past week, Darian Grubb, who was released after he led Tony Stewart’s No. 14 team to the 2011 Sprint Cup championship, landed at Joe Gibbs Racing, where he’s replacing Mike Ford, who led Denny Hamlin to 17 wins and five points finishes inside the top 10 in the past six seasons. “Darian is a great addition to our organization and the person to lead our No. 11 FedEx team,” owner Joe Gibbs said in a team release. “Obviously, he has proven the ability to guide a team to a championship, and we are excited to have him working with Denny [Hamlin] toward achieving that goal here at Joe Gibbs Racing.” Grubb, who was notified of his impending dismissal back in October, led Tony Stewart’s team to 11 victories, including five of the 10 races in this year’s Chase. He also was the crew chief for Casey Mears when he won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in 2007, and he won two races, including the Daytona 500, while filling in for the suspended Chad Knaus at Jimmie Johnson’s team in 2006. Grubbs’ old spot with Stewart’s No. 14 team is being filled by Steve Addington, who left the No. 22 team at Penske Racing before driver Kurt Busch parted ways with that team. Over at Michael Waltrip Racing, Brian Pattie has been hired to crew chief Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 Toyota. Pattie spent the past several seasons as crew chief for Juan Pablo Montoya, and the team made the Chase in 2009 and won at Watkins Glen in 2010. His old job at Chip Ganassi’s team has been filled by Chris Heroy, who most recently was the top engineer for both Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports.

NASCAR team up for USO tour Sprint Cup drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski planned to spend part of this week in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour. The two are expected to tell some racing stories and visit with soldiers and their families. The trip is part of a joint NASCARUSO program that helps boost morale of members of the armed Joey Logano forces who are stationed overseas. (NASCAR photo)

Deck the halls: Holiday light attractions help speedways keep coffers full If you’re driving by Atlanta Motor Speedway this month, you might get the idea that track president Ed Clark has the same passion for Christmas lights as the fictional Clark Griswold of “Christmas Vacation” fame. The speedway has been converted into a millionlight display known as the “Gift of Lights.” For $15 per carload, visitors can drive through the speedway facility, under the main grandstands, around behind the Elliott Grandstand and up on top of the camping area – that once was the Nelson Weaver Grandstand – all the while listening to Christmas music on their car’s radio and enjoying a lighting display of more than 200 different features totaling approximately one million bulbs. Like lots of other things in NASCAR, many of the AMS lighting displays are put there with the backing of corporate sponsors. Joining in on the light show bandwagon this year are two other tracks under the Speedway Motorsports umbrella – Texas Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bristol Motor Speedway is on its 15th year of displaying Christmas lights. It typically draws about 125,000 people a year, with all the proceeds benefitting the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. But light shows aren’t just a speedway’s way of sharing in the holiday spirit. For most NASCAR tracks, things like light displays are part of what they do to keep revenue flowing in on the 50 or 51 weeks of the year when there are no Sprint Cup cars on the track. Clark said that while the NASCAR weekends bring in about 80 to 85 percent of the total revenue generated by his race track each year, the other events are critical to keeping the facilities in top condition.

Ed Clark (AMS photo) “We have 887 acres, two garages, a media center and a lot of other buildings to maintain, so the nonSprint Cup revenue is critical to us,” he said, adding that his track employs 61 people full-time, 22 of which are in the operation department. And he’s also dealing with the fact that after having at least two NASCAR weekends a year since 1960, the track is down to one. “This place eats money whether we’re racing or not.” As part of the expansion of its operating plan, AMS has been hosting races for Legends cars for years as well as a Friday Night Drags program, where participants drag race down pit road. Music concerts are held at the track along with circus shows, gun shows, private parties and ride-anddrive events in which participants get to ride

around the track in specially modified race cars. Occasionally, the facility serves as a production location for the TV and film industry. Earlier this year, scenes from “The Walking Dead” were shot at AMS. Among the more successful regular rentals is one in which the NASCAR garages are used for a clothing consignment sale. Participants turn out as if Dale Earnhardt Jr. were holding an autograph session. “They’ll line up all the way to the tunnel to get in,” Clark said. In years past, Clark and his staff basically sat back and waited for potential renters to come to them. But in today’s economic climate, they’re out soliciting business. Among the latest offerings is a program where Atlanta-based companies that can no longer afford to fly people to places like Las Vegas for a meeting can come to AMS and hold a team-building session that includes some time on the quarter-mile track driving Legends cars. “We think there’s a market for it,” Clark said of his track’s latest venture. “Companies can do this, and the people can stay home and sleep in their own beds.” The veteran track president said that ultimately he’d like to have a second or third major revenuegenerating event to complement his Labor Day weekend NASCAR races, but it’ll have to be something innovative and something that corporate sponsors would support. He’s considered events centered around things like barbecue, music or even hot-air balloons, but at present none of the ideas under consideration include auto racing. “I don’t see a racing event that makes sense,” he said.

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NUMERICALLY

SPEAKING 131,989 Greenflag

passes during Cup races in 2011 (the most since NASCAR began recording loop data in ’05) lead 27.1 Average changes per Cup

race in 2011 (a record)

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Average leaders per Sprint Cup race in 2011 (a record) gained 134 Positions in the last 10

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State

Congressional redistricting case moves ahead BY JEFF AMY Associated Press

JACKSON — Republicans and Democrats continue to fight over moving Adams and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd. That dispute looms large in the latest filings in a federal court case which is likely to produce new lines for Mississippi’s four U.S. House districts. Attorney General Jim Hood dropped remaining objections to a three-judge panel’s redrawing district lines, after the Legislature failed to propose a plan by Dec. 4. By a Monday deadline, no one else objected in court to the judges handling the task, clearing the way for them to act.

The judges must equalize population among the four districts, which will mean shifting a large number of people into the 2nd District, represented by Democrat Bennie Thompson. New lines are required every 10 years after Census results are released to reflect population shifts. Each of the state’s four congressional districts should have 741,824 people. After 10 years under the current plan, northeast Mississippi’s 1st District is heavily overpopulated, with 788,095 people or 6.2 percent above ideal, according to court filings. The 2nd District, centered in the Delta and Jackson, had 668,263 people, 9.9 percent below ideal. Cen-

tral Mississippi’s 3rd District and south Mississippi’s 4th are slightly above the ideal. Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper and Thompson were unable to agree on a map, which was one reason the Legislature failed to act. Thompson doesn’t want to add Adams and Wilkinson to his district, which is already about 200 miles long. Republicans want to move Adams and Wilkinson from Harper’s district to Thompson’s, making Harper’s district more compact. A group including state Rep. Kelvin Buck, D-Holly Springs, filed a new suit proposing its own congressional map, supported by Thompson. The new lawsuit appears likely to

be consolidated into the main 10-year-old suit that the Republican Party revived. Gov. Haley Barbour and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, both Republicans, supported the move. That plan, which has now been slightly amended, would move all of Panola County and most of Grenada County from the 1st District to the 2nd. It would shift precincts in Leake, Madison and Hinds counties between the 2nd and the 3rd, but leave those counties split. Finally, the plan would move more of Marion County from the 4th to the 3rd, but leave the county split. The state Republican Party objected to that plan, saying that putting

all the counties along the Mississippi River together would make more sense. “The Buck complaint does not suggest any historical or regional interests which would support expanding the 2nd District eastward instead of southward,” lawyer Michael Wallace wrote for the GOP. “The community of interest among the rural counties along the Mississippi River has been repeatedly recognized by court decisions extending back over three decades.” Republicans suggested the 2nd District should begin with a slightly larger number of residents, since many counties it contains have been consistently declining in population. Hosemann urged the judges not to adopt a map

by Buck or anyone else, but to draw their own, saying that any map not drawn by the judges would require clearance by the U.S. Justice Department. He warned that the clearance process, which takes 60 days or longer, would mean that a map wouldn’t be ready before the Jan. 13 date to qualify for the March 13 congressional primaries. Federal judges have said they plan to draw a new map quickly and then seek comments. The court already ordered the state GOP to buy redistricting software for the judges to use. The judges said the software could not be bought with court money, and the Republican Party eventually might be reimbursed for the purchase.

Briefs

Police say dog fighting ring found

barking dogs. WLOX-TV says Biloxi police discovered 26 dogs in the woods behind two vacant mobile homes and it appears to be a place where dogs are raised for fighting. Several of the animals have bite injuries consistent with dog fighting. One investigator describes the conditions as “deplorable.” The animals were to be taken to the Harrison County farm, since the humane society of South Mississippi cannot accept animals because of a minor fire Monday. Most of the dogs are pit bulls and are attached to heavy chains.  

BILOXI — South Mississippi police say they have uncovered a dog fighting operation after responding to a complaint about

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Sentencing set in bank robbery

SOUTHAVEN — A man accused of robbing a north Mississippi bank in 2010 is scheduled for sentencing in January. Christopher Wayne Gable pleaded guilty in July to robbing the Wachovia Bank in Southaven in March 2010. He was convicted of the robbery in which he walked into the bank and handed a teller a note that demanded cash. His sentencing is set for Jan.6 in U.S. District court in Aberdeen.  

No animals hurt in shelter fire

animal shelter damaged by fire Monday night in Gulfport. The building had extensive smoke and water damage, but no animals were seriously hurt when in the fire at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Krystyna Szczechowski, a marketing specialist, said the shelter usually charges $50 to $100 for adoption fees, but the donor will pick up those costs. “The anonymous donor’s help is a blessing,” she said. The shelter also announced it has stopped taking in animals until officials can assess fire damages. The shelter has been housing about 245 animals, with about 170 of those available for adoption. The others are stray pets or are being held in the shelter in court dis-

putes. “In light of what could have been a real tragedy, we are thankful that no one was harmed, both two-legged and four,” said Tara High, the shelter’s executive director. “But now we have to go down a road of recovery and like many of the challenges we have faced before, we know the community will help and support us during this time of crisis.” Five trucks and 16 firefighters responded to the blaze on 25th Avenue, Chief Michael Beyerstedt said. He investigated the fire and thinks it started when hot laundry touched a plastic bag. David Waltman, direction of operations for the Humane Society, said an employee was checking the doors and “thank God she did. That’s when she found the fire.”

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Heady with their successful attempts to block trucks and curb business at busy ports up and down the West Coast, some Occupy Wall Street protesters plan to continue their blockades and keep staging similar protests despite requests to stop because they’re hurting wage earners. Thousands of demonstrators forced shipping terminals in Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Longview, Wash., to halt parts of their operations Monday. At least one outside observer who has followed political movements for decades said the port blockades were an indicator of the disruptive activities likely to continue for months

and right until next year’s presidential elections. The movement, which sprang up this fall against what it sees as corporate greed and economic inequality, focused on the ports as the “economic engines for the elite.” It comes weeks after police raids cleared out most of their tent camps. Protesters are most upset by two West Coast companies: port operator SSA Marine and grain exporter EGT. Investment banking giant Goldman Sachs Group Inc. owns a major stake in SSA Marine and has been a frequent target of protesters. Demonstrators say they are standing up for workers against the port companies, which have had recent highprofile clashes with union

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Deputy back on job after shooting screen SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — A veteran deputy with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is back on the job — with a firearms refresher course completed — after he accidentally fired a shot inside a convenience store. Cpl. Chris Huskey was demonstrating a Glock pistol to Deputy Adam Bohanan at Dunn’s Market on Nov. 23 when the weapon discharged, firing a bullet through a computer monitor and the wall of a walk-in freezer, where it lodged in a pack of frozen bologna. No one else was in the store at the time and neither officer was hurt, according to The Mountain Press.  

’Can I have my weed back?’ BEAVER, Pa. — A defense attorney’s argument that a bag of marijuana uncovered during a Pennsylvania traffic stop could have belonged to a man other than his client has unraveled after an arresting officer recalled the suspect asking him: “Can I have my weed back?” Nineteen-year-old Devonte Davon Jeter was one of four men in a car stopped by Midland police on May 13. Jeter’s attorney said Monday that the marijuana could have belonged to any one of the men in the car.

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Questioned by senators he once served with, Jon Corzine told a panel Tuesday that he never told anyone to â&#x20AC;&#x153;misuseâ&#x20AC;? customer money that vanished when MF Global collapsed this fall. An estimated $1.2 billion in client funds are missing. Senators demanded that Corzine and two other executives from the securities firm explain who authorized the transfer of money in the days before the firm became the eighth-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never gave any instruction to anyone at MF Global to misuse customer funds,â&#x20AC;? Corzine testified at a hearing of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Corzine, a former Democratic New Jersey senator and governor, resigned as CEO of the securities firm last month. Bradley Abelow, the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and chief operating officer, and Henri Steenkamp, the chief financial officer, also tried at the hearing to dis-

tance themselves from any decision to transfer customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money. Brokers are required to keep client money separate from company funds. All three witnesses said they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where the money is. Yet their phrasing varied in subtle ways that could have legal distinctions. Corzine said he did not direct anyone to â&#x20AC;&#x153;misuseâ&#x20AC;? clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money. Abelow said he does not recall â&#x20AC;&#x153;any conversation about customer funds being used for anything other than their intended purpose.â&#x20AC;? Steenkampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stance was more sweeping. He said he did not â&#x20AC;&#x153;authorize, approve or know of any transfers of customer fundsâ&#x20AC;? out of their accounts. Depending on the circumstances, transferring money from customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accounts could violate securities laws and, in some cases, could amount to a crime. Federal authorities have begun criminal investigations. And regulators are looking into whether the firm broke

interviewing MF Global employees, â&#x20AC;&#x153;asking for an accounting of checks and balances â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who was in charge.â&#x20AC;? Added Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody in this organization had to have the ability to say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green, take the money.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corzine and Steenkamp said that given whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now known, they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have signed the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last quarterly financial statement attesting that its internal financial controls were adequate. Under a 2002 anticorporate-fraud law that Corzine co-wrote as a U.S. senator, the CEO and chief financial officer of public companies must personally certify the accuracy of their companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial statements. It can be a violation of the law for executives to sign a false statement. MF Global collapsed after a disastrous bet on European debt spooked its investors, customers and trading partners. The three executives say that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t become aware of the shortfall until

securities rules. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funds donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t simply disappear,â&#x20AC;? said Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top Republican. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone took action, whether legal or illegal, to move that money. And the effect of that decision is being felt across the countryside.â&#x20AC;? Roberts said MF Global violated â&#x20AC;&#x153;a sacred rule of the futures industry,â&#x20AC;? under which customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money remains segregated from the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t break the glass in regards to segregated funds,â&#x20AC;? Roberts said. As the senators drilled into who might have authorized the transfer of funds, Corzine pointed to the role of the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s treasury operations department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people who headed that were probably closest to the scene of the action,â&#x20AC;? he said. Roberts noted that the department ultimately reported to Abelow. The committee is continuing its investigation of MF Global. Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said staffers are

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NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use BY JOAN LOWY Associated Press

WASHINGTON — States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said Tuesday. The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the five-member board, applies to both hands-free and handheld phones and significantly exceeds any existing state laws restricting texting and cellphone use behind the wheel. The board made the recommendation in connection with a deadly highway pileup in Missouri last year. The board said the initial collision in the accident near Gray Summit, Mo., was caused by the inattention of a 19 year-old-pickup driver who sent or received 11

texts in the 11 minutes immediately before the crash. The pickup, traveling at 55 mph, collided into the back of a tractor truck that had slowed for highway construction. The pickup was rear-ended by a school bus that overrode the smaller vehicle. A second school bus rammed into the back of the first bus. The pickup driver and a 15-year-old student on one of the school buses were killed. Thirty-eight other people were injured in the Aug. 5, 2010, accident near Gray Summit, Mo. About 50 students, mostly members of a high school band from St. James, Mo., were on the buses heading to the Six Flags St. Louis amusement park. The accident is a “big red flag for all drivers,”

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Deborah Hersman NTSB chairman NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman said at a meeting to determine the cause of the accident and make safety recommendations. It’s not possible to know from cell phone records if the driver was typing, reaching for the phone or reading a text at the time of the crash, but it’s clear he was manually, cognitively and visually distracted, she said. “Driving was not his only priority,” Hersman said. “No call, no text, no update is worth a human life.” The board is expected to recommend new restrictions on driver use of electronic devices behind the wheel. While the NTSB doesn’t have the power to impose restrictions, it’s recommendations carry significant weight with federal regulators and congressional and state lawmakers. Missouri had a law banning drivers under 21 years old from texting while driving at the time of the crash, but wasn’t aggressively enforcing the ban, board member Robert Sumwalt said. “Without the enforcement, the laws don’t mean a whole lot,” he said. Investigators are seeing texting, cell phone calls and other distracting behavior by operators in accidents across all modes of transportation with increasing frequency. It has become routine for investigators to immediately request the preservation of cell phone and texting records when they launch an investigation.

In the last few years the board has investigated a commuter rail accident that killed 25 people in California in which the train engineer was texting; a fatal marine accident in Philadelphia in which a tugboat pilot was talking on his cellphone and using a laptop; and a Northwest Airlines flight that flew more than 100 miles past its destination because both pilots were working on their laptops. The board has previously recommended bans on texting and cell phone use by commercial truck and bus drivers and beginning drivers, but it has stopped short of calling for a ban on the use of the devices by adults behind the wheel of passenger cars. The problem of texting while driving is getting worse despite a rush by states to ban the practice, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last week. In November, Pennsylvania became the 35th state to forbid texting while driving. About two out of 10 American drivers overall — and half of drivers between 21 and 24 — say they’ve thumbed messages or emailed from the driver’s seat, according to a survey of more than 6,000 drivers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And what’s more, many drivers don’t think it’s dangerous when they do it — only when others do, the survey found. At any given moment last year on America’s streets and highways, nearly 1 in every 100 car drivers was texting,

Investigators are seeing texting, cell phone calls and other distracting behavior by operators in accidents across all modes of transportation with increasing frequency. emailing, surfing the Web or otherwise using a handheld electronic device, the safety administration said. And those activities spiked 50 percent over the previous year. The agency takes an annual snapshot of drivers’ behavior behind the wheel by staking out intersections to count people using cellphones and other devices, as well as other distracting behavior. Driver distraction wasn’t the only significant safety problem uncovered by NTSB’s investigation of the Missouri accident. Investigators said they believe the pickup driver was suffering from fatigue that may have eroded his judgment at the time of the accident. He had an average of about five and a half hours of sleep a night in the days leading up to the accident and had had fewer than five hours of sleep the night before the accident, they said. The pickup driver had no history of accidents or traffic violations, investigators said. Investigators also found significant problems with the brakes of both school buses involved in the accident. A third school bus sent to a hospital after the accident to pick up students crashed in the hospital

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mother-in-law’s scanty clothes get dressing-down from wife DEAR ABBY: and who seem to I am an educated delight in dressing woman in my late her up to make her the talk of the town. 20s. I have been As a little girl, married for several years to a wonwhen I dreamed derful man, and of how my life Abigail would be as a marwe were recently blessed with our Van Buren ried woman, it was never like this. My first child. Dear Abby Since our weddreams never inding, my relationcluded a MIL who ship with my mother-in- enjoys seeing people look law has been an evolving at her in disbelief as she one. Since the inception struts across the room. I of “Desperate House- don’t want this to be an wives” on TV, she seems example for my daughter. to believe she’s a charac- Confronting her doesn’t ter on the show. She trots work — she responds around in revealing cloth- with guilt and mockery. ing looking like a street- In other words, she alwalker. She spends most ways wins. I’m at a loss of her time gossiping and have given up trying with her newfound bud- to figure her out. Please dies who are half her age, help. — DESPERATE

Today in History Dec. 9, 0644 Osman ibn Affan appointed 3rd kalief of islam Dec. 9, 0867 Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope Dec. 9, 0872 John VIII elected as Catholic Pope Dec. 9, 1124 Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses) Dec. 9, 1287 Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives Dec. 9, 1582 Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25 Dec. 9, 1600 Olivier van Noort sinks Sp galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die Dec. 9, 1656 Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales Dec. 9, 1708 Prosper Jolyot’s “Electre,” premieres in Paris Dec. 9, 1774 Mass militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William & Mary Dec. 9, 1782 Charleston, SC evacuated by British Dec. 9, 1793 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati Dec. 9, 1798 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine Dec. 9, 1819 Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state Dec. 9, 1825 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins Dec. 9, 1849 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston) Dec. 9, 1863 Battle of Bean’s StationConfederacy repulses Union in Tenn Dec. 9, 1882 Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo Dec. 9, 1889 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila Dec. 9, 1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium) Dec. 9, 1903 Reg Foster completes 287 England v Australia on Test Cricket debut Dec. 9, 1911 South Pole 1st reached, by Norwegian Roald Amundsen Dec. 9, 1913 Greece formally takes possession of Crete Dec. 9, 1915 Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion Dec. 9, 1917 UFA, Universal Film AG, forms in Germany Dec. 9, 1920 Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC

HOUSEWIFE DEAR DESPERATE: As an educated woman, it’s time for you to smarten up and accept your mother-in-law for the “character” she is — warts and all. You were wrong to expect her to fulfill the fantasy role you created for her. She’s not ready to do it — and she may never be. The way she dresses will not influence your daughter; you will do that. Your mother-inlaw’s attire is a reflection only on her, not you. Remember that. If she is so youthful in spirit that she has been accepted by a younger group of women, stop judging her and perhaps even learn from it.

She’s not over the hill yet. So stop trying to push her there, and you’ll both be happier. DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Joe,” and I have been married for 12 years. I have a daughter from a previous marriage and he has a son from a previous relationship. My daughter is married and lives in another state. My 22-year-old stepson, “Junior,” lives with us. He has a history of drug and alcohol abuse and has stolen from us. I recently discovered that another item of mine was missing. I told Joe it has to stop — that I can’t live like a prisoner in my own home. Joe will not kick Junior out of the house.

Joe said he would leave, but that he won’t put Junior out on the street like a dog. Our marriage was solid until Junior’s problems started a year ago. I’d never ask my husband to make a choice. Junior is his son. I, on the other hand, feel like a stranger in my own home. We barely speak now and have been sleeping in separate rooms. I am at a loss. Abby, have you any advice? — STRANGER IN MY OWN HOME DEAR STRANGER: Yes. You and your husband should consult a therapist who specializes in treating addictions. Your husband loves his son, but he is enabling

him to continue using by turning a blind eye to his stealing and not enforcing consequences. Sometimes love has to be tough. Because your marriage has deteriorated to the point that you no longer speak or share a bedroom, recognize that you must look out for your own welfare because your husband seems unwilling or unable to. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Horoscopes by Holiday BY HOLIDAY MATHIS Everyone enjoys a good story, and the Leo moon has a stellar sense of dramatic pacing. Even the most mundane information can be delivered in a manner that adds suspense. If you are inclined to be flirtatious, your natural abilities will shine during this transit. Mercury, now direct, warms up the audience with a harmonious trine to Uranus. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Much will depend on what kind of friend you are. Try to think ahead about what a friend might need from you. Also consider the expectations you’ve already set up and how you’ll deliver on them, or not. TAURUS (April 20May 20). You want to have a good time and be a big contributor to the social swirl, but you have so much on your mind that social goings-on might not seem like a huge priority. GEMINI (May 21June 21). Buried pain

has a way of staying buried until someone clever acts as a kind of metal detector to remind you where the heavy elements are hidden. A Scorpio or Cancer person could serve this purpose for you. CANCER (June 22July 22). You accept that you have created your experience, and now you wonder whether it’s quite the way you meant it to be. Something definitive will happen to let you know whether it’s working for you or not. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Where you spend your time will be crucial to the way relationships develop or don’t. Go where you’re sure to be in the mix with all the players who are in your game. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your word is good. You’ll knock yourself out to make sure you do what you say you’ll do. It’s part of why you’re confident: You trust yourself to deliver, and others trust you, too. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). So many people don’t think about the details, but you do, and it gives you an advantage. Because you are con-

cerned about the initial impression you make on others, you’ll come across even better than you intended. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 21). Sometimes you forget to use your position to share yourself fully with others. Today you’ll take the responsibility to heart. You’ll be warm when others are distant. Instead of breaking the ice, you’ll melt it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Every adventure involves an element of danger. If there is no danger, it might be an exciting experience, but it’s not really an adventure. You’re in the mood to take on risks

and adventure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be involved in a group effort and will be very aware of the fact that your friends are also your teammates. Try to develop a strategy that will allow everyone to win together. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). In order to be a superstar in any area of the world, you have to get involved in every aspect of it. You’ll dive for deeper knowledge and also for adjacent information. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some of your greatest triumphs will happen because of the particular way you pick yourself up after a

fall. Knowing this, you’re not afraid to slip up, and you’ll radiate the kind of confidence that makes mistakes less frequent. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 14). You’ll build your network of supporters, friends and customers. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll nurture. You’ll find new reasons and ways to appreciate who you are, grow your talents and care for yourself on every level. January unites lovers. February brings a financial breakthrough. Pisces and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 14, 2, 4 and 25.

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Mississippi kids benefit from in-state program BY MICHAELA GIBSON MORRIS Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO — Bryon Pounders and Georgia Grace Thurlow were born with broken hearts. The Golden toddler and the Starkville tween are thriving, growing children because of advances in pediatric heart surgery. Before April 2010, getting treatment for their congenital heart defects would have sent them across the country for specialized surgery. A new robust congenital surgery program at the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson has given them new options. In a year and a half, the heart program has completed about 400 surgical cases with a 98 percent success rate, said congenital heart surgeon Dr. Jorge Salazar, who was recruited from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to restart the program. The national average is about 95 percent. The hospital also resumed pediatric heart transplants last month. “We’re already one of the larger programs in the country,” Salazar said. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the highest standard of care in our own state.” The program uses a team concept to care for the children, many of whom have complex heart defects. It’s about more than just the surgeon and the operating room team, Salazar said. The care patients get before and after surgery is just as crucial to achieving good outcomes. It’s a long-term commitment because many of the children will need follow-up

care for the rest of their lives. “Each team member is really critical,” Salazar said. “Every single link has to be strong.” The program has added a second heart surgeon and pediatric intensivist, but the nurses, therapists and technicians are all from Mississippi. “Mississippi already had excellent clinicians,” Salazar said. “We started the program with people who are already here.” Having a program close to home with highly regarded staff delivers peace of mind for families of children with congenital heart defects. “They need to know it’s not scary; maybe a little at first,” said Georgia Grace Thurlow, 10, who had her third open heart surgery this summer. “But when you have good doctors, good surgeons and good nurses, you know it’s going to be all right.” Byron Pounders was born with multiple heart defects and has been through four surgeries, including three open heart procedures, in his short life. “Now he’s singing, and trying to walk,” said mom Nanette Pounders. This year, Bryon will get to open presents under his own tree with Mom, dad Byron, and siblings DJ, 18; Lacey, 15; and Haven, 2. “Last year, we had Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years in the hospital,” Nanette Pounders said. A routine sonogram revealed something was wrong with the baby’s heart. By design, she delivered at UMMC, so Bryon could get care for the heart defects immediately. Instead of having a pulmonary artery which takes blood to the lungs

to get oxygen, and an aorta which takes oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body, Bryon was born with one vessel that combined the two. That meant too much blood was going to his lungs, and not enough blood was getting out to the rest of his body. The arteries were also narrowed. “Within a week to 10 days, he would have been very sick,” Pounders said. The first surgery when Bryon was 8 days old repaired the anatomy of his heart, although the artificial conduit will have to be replaced as he grows. A second surgery added a pacemaker. A third defect, Shone’s Syndrome, which affects the heart’s valves, didn’t become apparent immediately and is very unusual to have in combination with the other defects. The third surgery replaced the mitral valve affected by Shone’s. “Dr. Salazar said it was like getting hit by lightning,” Nanette Pounders said of the odds. Bryon needed a fourth surgery to help his digestive tract work more efficiently. During those long months, Nanette Pounders stayed with Bryon in Jackson; daughter Lacey spent most of that period in Jackson, too, so her mom could continue her home-schooling studies. Dad Byron, who had to return to work, came every weekend. Family helped care for Haven, who came to visit frequently. Oldest brother DJ, who works in Louisiana, visited as he could. “We had to do what we had to do,” Pounders said. When Byron came home in January he was not quite 9 pounds; now he’s 19 pounds and healthy. He’ll likely need another surgery between

the ages of 4 and 7, but he’ll be watched closely as he grows. “With heart babies, nothing’s written in stone,” Pounders said. There’s nothing about Georgia Grace that would suggest she has a heart defect. She loves art, bikes and horseback riding. “I’ve just been a regular kid,” she said. Nearly 11 years ago, the Thurlow family of Starkville didn’t have advanced warning of a heart defect when Georgia Grace came into the world. Mom Mel Thurlow ended up having a Caesarean section because Georgia Grace was breech. “Little did we know that it saved her life,” Mel Thurlow said. “That was the first miracle.” At her 5-day checkup, the doctor identified a heart murmur and sent the family to Jackson for a consult with a pediatric cardiologist. Georgia was diagnosed with a complex heart defect with four distinct problems: a large hole in the wall of her heart allowing blood with and without oxygen to mix, her aorta was in the wrong place, the pulmonary valve and artery were restricted, and the right ventricle got too thick from working so hard to get blood into the pulmonary artery. “It was the most difficult day of our lives,” Mel Thurlow said. Days later, UMMC surgeons installed a shunt to help Georgia Grace’s heart operate more efficiently until she had grown big enough for a repair. When she was 6 months old, the family was sent to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the major repair. For nearly 10 years, Georgia Grace passed her follow-up visits with fly-

ing colors. In June, doctors found that a leaky pulmonary valve, which is common to her defect repair, needed to be replaced. “It’s not what we wanted to hear,” Mel Thurlow said. This time, her cardiologist, Dr. Jennifer Shore, who had recommended Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the first surgery, pointed them toward the congenital heart surgery program at Blair E. Batson. “Mel asked the Mom question, ‘What would you do if it was your child?”’ father Bill Thurlow said. “Dr. Shore said ‘I’d stay right here.’ That’s quite a statement.” Georgia Grace has done well with her new valve, which came from a cow. Brother Mason, 9, likes to tease her that the doctors will now hear her

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Community Events Breakfast with Santa Children and their parents are invited to have Breakfast with Santa at Burnsville Masonic Lodge No. 233, Hwy. 72 in Burnsville on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 8-11 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be served. Photos can be taken, so bring camera. Christmas banquet The Danville CME Church is having a Christmas Banquet on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Living Free Ministries Building behind Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth. Tickets for the banquet are $10 each and can be purchased from any member of the church. For more information, call Larry Betts at 6439661. Toys for Tots Marine Corps League Toys for Tots collection boxes for toys will be set up at Walgreens, Crossroads Automotive, Tina Treasures, Dollar General, Kroger and Brose Autoplex through Dec. 16. Dollar General and Walgreens have toy sales to help fill the boxes.

Bluegrass show Lisa Lambert and the Pine Ridge Boys will play bluegrass, gospel and oldtime country music on Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building in Iuka. The event is for all ages and family-friendly. Admission is free but donations accepted. For more information, call 662-293-0136 or visit www.lisalambertmusic. net. Christmas play The classic Christmas play â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeâ&#x20AC;? by C.S. Lewis is coming to the Crossroads Arena Conference Center for a one night performance on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Running time will be approximately one hour. Tickets are available at www.crossroadsarena. com and the box office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday or call 662-287-7779. Cost is $8, adults and $6, children. Seating is limited. The performance is by the Germantown Community Theatre and part of their annual Christmas traveling show.

Visit Santa Come see Santa at Noyes Family Care Center, 2000 Shiloh Rd, Corinth on Thursday, Dec. 15 between 4-5 p.m. Santa will be reading stories and visiting with children. Pictures on Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lap and refreshments are free to all and open to the public. Christmas sale The Corinth Artist Guild art galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Christmas sale is open for Christmas shoppers. The guild beefs up its gift selection each year in November and December, offering a variety of inexpensive items that have local flavor and artistry. In addition to paintings and prints of the current featured artist are the works of many other artists from the surrounding area. There is also a great selection of pottery, jewelry, wood turnings and handmade fabric crafts. Gayle Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scarves, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweaters, dog sweaters and knitted baby caps are included. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 665-0520 for more information.

Activity center The Bishop Activity Center is having the following activities for the week of Dec. 12 - Dec. 16: Today -- Bible study with Robert Ross of Alcorn MB Church; Thursday -- Bingo; and Friday -- Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; supermarket. Senior citizens age 60 and above are welcome and encouraged to attend. Daily activities include crafts, jigsaw puzzles, quilting, table games (dominoes and Rook), washer games and Rolo golf. Blood drives United Blood Services is having the following local blood drives: Today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 3-8 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church gym, Corinth; and Tuesday, Dec. 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Battle of the Banks, Bloodmobile at CB & S Bank, 200 S. Harper Road, Corinth. â&#x2013;  Be someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secret Santaâ&#x20AC;? and donate blood at the Farmington Community Blood Drive in Corinth on Friday, Dec. 16, from 1-5 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be parked in front of city hall. All donors will receive a T-shirt and get â&#x2013; 

There will be no spoken lines, only a strictly-scriptural narration. Because of limited parking at First Presbyterian, participants will park at the SportsPlex, where they will be transported by bus to the church. After touring the series of scenes, participants will have the opportunity to join together in prayer time and attend a chili supper organized by First Presbyterianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth House to benefit the Lighthouse Foundation. After the program is over, participants will board the bus and return to their vehicles at the SportsPlex. The program is free to the public. For more information call First Presbyterian at 286-6638.

free juice and cookies. For more information, call 800-817-7449 or visit www.msblood.com or http://www.facebook. com/give2live. Helping Hands St. James Church of God in Christ, Home and Foreign Mission Center, 1101 Gloster St., Corinth is offering Helping Hands, Inc. Available services include non-perishable baby food, baby diapers and baby accessories. Hours of operation are every Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, call 662-512-8261. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Christmas Aliveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas Alive: A Living Christmas Experienceâ&#x20AC;? will be presented Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Corinth. The program will take participants through a series of key scenes from the Nativity of Jesus. The scenes will be brought to life with elaborate sets, lighting, sound and live animals. The children of First Presbyterian will be the actors in each scene.

Mission Mississippi A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mission Mississippiâ&#x20AC;? Corinth gathering will be held at Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu, 702 Cruise St., Corinth on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. Mission Mississippi is committed to racial and denominational reconciliation. For more information, contact Pastor Bobby Capps at 662-2875600, or Neddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cell at 601-665-5900.

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Borsig sees community ties as key to MUW success BY NERISSA YOUNG The Commercial Dispatch

COLUMBUS — He will be president, but he doesn’t have all the answers, nor will he bluff them. That quality endeared Dr. Jim Borsig to the Mississippi University for Women campus. Borsig will become president of MUW in January. January will mark the beginning of the journey to learn and shape that vision. Borsig told members of The Commercial Dispatch editorial board that MUW’s success rests with all its constituent groups, and he will ask everyone to take part. “This is more than a team sport,” he said. “This is a family event.” In a nod to Interim President Allegra Brigham, he credited her

with easing the transition. “I am fortunate to follow Allegra, who has made the way for whoever would have been president a lot easier,” he said. “This is the start of a conversation. We have to get pretty good at the conversation. We have to imagine what The W will look at in the 21st century. That’s the focus.” Borsig was asked more than once about applying for the MUW presidency before he decided he might be a good fit for the university. “I was not looking for this job. I was not looking for a job. I enjoyed what I was doing,” he said. “My first reaction was ‘I don’t think so.”’ He spent the next week to 10 days thinking about it. “Looking at what I knew about the institution and

thinking about my experience, I came to the realization that I didn’t know if I was the best, but that I should listen. “I’m convinced this institution has a bright future. I have a passion for The W and for its potential — one that I discovered in this process.” Borsig said he won’t shy away from the big issues, and he knows name change and sports are among them. What others interpret as controversy, he sees as evidence of passion. “You gotta have the courage to walk to the other side of a conflict.” Any discussion about changing MUW’s name “is likely to get messy,” he said. “I think the conversation is essential. It’s not necessarily the most important thing to me at this

moment. I don’t have the answer, but I’m not afraid to have the conversation.” MUW was founded as the Industrial Institute and College in 1884 and was the first state-supported college for women. In 1920, II&C became Mississippi State College for Women. And in 1974, MUW adopted its current name. The college has been accepting men since 1982. Restoring the college’s sports program is another important consideration, he said, since sports can be an important part of campus life. He doesn’t yet know enough about the university’s financial situation to decide whether reinstating the sports programs is feasible. Borsig plans to focus on student recruitment, retention and graduation.

“Those are the critical factors,” he said, rattling off a series of statistics: One-third of the 10,000 students who graduate annually from the eight state-funded universities enter college as a freshman and attend one school all four years. Onethird of those students transfer from a community college into a four-year institution. The last third is everyone else, including students who take an extended time to graduate or have attended more than two colleges. “We will compete, I think, for those traditional students,” he said, noting he will encourage a “plug and play” transfer program for community college students. Mississippi is at the top of states helping nontraditional students finish

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Christmas for Kids “Christmas for Kids” is in need of sponsors to help make sure all children are covered for Christmas this year. The charity is made up of volunteers who make sure children whose parents are in jail or prison have Christmas. Anyone who would like to sponsor a child are asked to call Debbie Dixon at 256-443-1297 or Tina Brady at 256-314-5654. They will take sponsor’s information and find a child or children in need. All donations, monetary or sponsorship, are tax deductible.

 Gift of heritage At its core, preservation is about protecting the places that mean something to you and what better way to give a meaningful gift than to give the “History of Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory?”   The fourth printing of Fan Alexander Cochran’s History of Old Tishomingo County, Mississippi Territory was compiled and edited by RaNae S. Vaughn and Cynthia D. Nelson for the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society (TCHGS), located in the old historic courthouse in Iuka.  TCHGS has been granted full copyrighting privileges of this publication.   The book is a compilation of the history of the Mississippi Territory, namely, Old Tishomingo County, from the date of its surrender by the Chickasaw Indians to 1870, when the county was divided into Tishomingo, Prentiss and Alcorn counties. It is being offered for $35 on a time limited basis. Add a $5 fee for shipping and handling. Books may be purchased at the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse at 203 East Quitman Street, Iuka, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.4 p.m., on-line at www. shop.tishomingohistory. com or by telephone at 662-423-3500.  

Cookbooks for sale “Welcome to Our Table” cookbooks are being sold by First United Methodist Church for $20. To purchase, go by the church office on Fillmore or call 662-2871267. The cookbook features the stained-glass prayer room of the historic “Little Chapel” in downtown

Corinth and features local recipes and easy-toprepare recipes.  

Pickin’ on the Square  Pickin’ on the courthouse square has moved to a new location for the winter months to the old East Corinth School auditorium, corner of Third and Meeks Streets. Admission is free but a donation is taken for heating expenses to be able to get into a good warm place for the winter months. Pickin’ starts at 7 p.m. every Thursday night.  

Support needed Kossuth Volunteer Fire Department has begun their annual door-to-door fund drive. In the next few weeks representatives of the fire department will call on each home and business they serve. They will be asking for the financial support by letter carried by those helping. A complimentary 10 by 13 family portrait will be offered to each contributor. The portraits will be made at the fire department after the fund raiser is completed. Those times will be announced later. Kossuth Fire Department serves the town of Kossuth and the area around the town designated by the E911 system for the county. They answer all emergencies in that area. Chief Hodum reminds all citizens to dial 911 for all emergencies. Those going door-todoor will be properly identified and carry letters from the fire department.  

Knights of Columbus The Knights of Colum-

bus will have a business meeting the first Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 3189 Harper Road, Corinth, 287-1051. Please call prior to the meeting if would like to have any issues discussed.  

Food ministry Bread of Life Ministries is an outreach of the Alcorn Baptist Association Food Pantry — every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. at Tate Baptist Church on Harper Road. Announcements and devotionals by various pastors and others are followed by personal attention as well as food distribution. Food donations and volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Bro. Tim Alvis at 662-603-9515.  

Senior Bingo Those ages 55 and up are invited to join Animal Rescue & Care for Senior Bingo every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Arby’s, 706 U.S. Hwy. 72 East. There is no charge to participate.  

Call for Help A service of United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, First Call for Help is a telephone service that connects callers with programs in the community available to help those in need. This information and referral program is available to the public, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Knowing what services are available and how to access them is the first step to getting help. For further information, call 286-6500.

 Genealogical society The Alcorn County Genealogical Society is located at the Northeast Mississippi Business Incubator System on 1828 Proper Street in Corinth. Operating hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Genealogical Society is also open other days and times by advance appointment. Directions and a map to the new location can be obtained from the ACGS website at http:// www.avsia.com/acgs.  

Living Will The Magnolia Regional Health Center’s Patient Advocate’s Office offers free forms and assistance for those wishing to express their medical wishes through a living will or advanced directive. Anyone interested in learning more should call 293-1117.  

Mentally disabled socialization Region IV Mental Health/Mental Retardation Commission offers a program that serves individuals, 50 years of age or older, who are in need of socialization activities. This program offers training in use of leisure time, structured assistance in daily life activities, individual and group therapy, weekly field trips, and meals. Transportation is provided. Interested individuals should contact Sheila Baker at 662-286-5868.  

Magnolia Dulcimer Magnolia Dulcimer meetings are 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays

at First Presbyterian Church, 919 Shiloh Rd., Corinth. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Jan Pike, 6651871.  

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

Challenge Academy For those ages 16-18 who want to earn a high school diploma, they can attend Challenge Academy, a nationally recognized premier high school alternative, offering a chance for students to earn an Adult High School Diploma. If qualified, students can also earn up to 15 semester hours of college through a local university, nationally certified construction skills, Microsoft and OSHA and Red Cross certifications. Both males and females encouraged to apply. Tuition is free. Challenge Academy is accepting applications now for Class No. 36 starting Jan. 14. For more information, call 1-800-507-6253 or visit www.ngycp.org/ state/ms.  

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CLASSIFIEDS Daily Corinthian • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • 9B

DAILY CORINTHIAN Income Tax

TAX GUIDE 2012

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BUSINESS & SERVICE GUIDE In The Daily Corinthian And The Reporter

RUN YOUR AD FOR ONLY $200 A MONTH ON THIS PAGE (Daily Corinthian Only 165) $

JIMCO ROOFING.

LOG PLAYHOUSE

CHIROPRACTOR

SELDOM YOUR LOWEST BID ALWAYS YOUR HIGHEST QUALITY

$1,000,000 LIABILITY INSURANCE

KID SIZE “LOG CABIN” PLAYHOUSE

Dr. Jonathan R. Cooksey Neck Pain • Back Pain Disc Problems Spinal Decompression Therapy Most Insurance Accepted Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9-5 3334 N. Polk Street Corinth, MS 38834 (662) 286-9950

• SAME PHONE # & ADDRESS SINCE 1975 • 30 YEAR UP TO LIFETIME WARRANTIED OWENS CORNING SHINGLES W/ TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY (NO SECONDS) • METAL, TORCHDOWN, EPDM, SLATE, TILE, SHAKES, COATINGS. • LEAK SPECIALIST WE INSTALL SKYLIGHTS & DO CARPENTRY WORK

Building 10 ft. x 6 ft. w/2 1/2 ft. front porch. Made with our new log cabin siding. Siding, inside floor & ceiling is pine, front porch poplar, door & trim cedar & pine tree shutters. All exposed wood stained. Built very sturdy on treated timbers. $2200.

Call 731-645-0544 or 731-610-5555 Patrick Custom Siding

662-665-1133 662-286-8257

Ramer, TN “We produce and sell LOG CABIN SIDING”

40 Years

JIM BERRY, OWNER/INSTALLER

POOL TABLES

ALL TYPE UPHOLSTERY

Starting at

GO-CARTS

$

119900

KRACKER BOX UPHOLSTERY FERRELL’S

Corinth’s First Mobile Upholstery Shop Small Jobs Done on sight

HOME & OUTDOOR

807 S. Parkway & Harper Road Corinth MS

662-284-9092

287-2165

“The Very Best Place To Buy”

PET GROOMING DONNA

IS

BACK! The Hair is Flying at Vet Med! Don’t Just Get Your Dog’s Hair Cut, Get Him Groomed to Perfection! Book Holiday Appointments Early!

662-396-4250

For This Father’s Day HOLIDAY SPECIAL Big Green Egg - The World’s Finest Outdoor Smoker & Grill! Package deal for December includes everything to start cooking. Large Big Green Egg - Nest (legs) - Mates (Shelves) - Plate setter - Baking Stone - Grill Cover - 10# natural lump charcoal

Let your Father have bragging rights with a

December Special Grill to Package makePrice the Sale 12 Months Same As Cash ultimate cookout! $1,099 With Approvedsummer Credit Lay-A-Way Now For Christmas!

Lynn Parvin

FERRELL’S HOME & OUTDOOR, INC. 807 SOUTH PARKWAY • 287-2165 1609 HARPER ROAD • 287-1337 CORINTH, MS

Carter Go-Carts Starting at $999.00 LAYAWAY FOR CHRISTMAS Ferrell’s Home & Outdoor 807 S. Parkway & Harper Rd. Corinth, MS 287-2165 “The Very Best Place to Buy”


10B • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Daily Corinthian

ANNOUNCEMENTS

0107 Special Notice

0840

GUARANTEED Auto Sales 401 902 FARM EQUIP. AUTOMOBILES

FOR SALE 1979 FORD LTD II SPORT LANDAU

20 FT. TRAILER 2-7 K. AXLES $

Exc. cond. inside & out. Mechanically sound cond. Leather seats, only 98,000 mi reg.

GREG SMITH

$7500 731-934-4434

286-6702 Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today! 520 BOATS & MARINE

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today! 902 AUTOMOBILES

35TH EDITION

902 AUTOMOBILES

’09 Hyundai Accent

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

731-610-7241 REDUCED

SERIES MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE, like new, asking

$8,000 OR WILL TRADE for Dodge reg. size nice pickup.

731-438-2001

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

$12,500 662-808-1978 or

662-213-2014.

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

FOR SALE

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

2003 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE, loaded, leather, sun roof, silver w/gray int., new tires

$7250

1961 CHEV. 2 dr. hardtop (bubble top), sound body, runs.

$10,000 Days only, 662-415-3408.

71K, FULLY LOADED

$

7500

662-665-1802

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

$

14,500

286-3654 or cell 284-7424

662-665-1995

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

‘08 FORD FUSION

4 cyl., auto., 73,000 miles, black with black leather, super sharp!

$

9450

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today! Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

2005 HUMMER,

2002 INTERNATIONAL, Cat. engine

$16,000 287-3448

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

$4000. 662-665-1143.

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

FOR SALE: 99 CADILLAC ESCALADE

only 47,000 miles, gray leather, 4x4, excellent cond., new tires,

$7650. 662-665-1995

1961 STUDEBAKER PICKUP $2850 OBO 731-422-4655

1996 Ford F-150 2001 F250 CREW CAB LARIAT 4X4 7.3 power stroke diesel, red w/ tan leather int., 190k miles,

$12,500 662-415-6259

170,000 mi., reg. cab, red & white (2-tone).

$2500 obo

662-423-8702

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

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

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

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908 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

910 MOTORCYCLES/ ATV’S

$14,900 662-286-1732

2000 FORD E-350 15-passenger van, for church or daycare use, fleet maintained

$10,850 662-213-2014

662-286-5402

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

1990 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 4 W.D., $2100 FIRM 662-415-0858

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

$3,250

662-415-9007.

0232 General Help

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

$17,900

$13,000 OBO.

0244 Trucking

JOHN R. REED, INC. Dyer, TN Hiring Drivers Increased Pay Scale

EMPLOYMENT

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

662-664-3940 or 662-287-6626

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

MOVING SALE. Too much to list! 29 CR 117. Sat., 12/17, 8:00-4:00. Rain or shine.

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

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

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

Garage/Estate 0151 Sales

Dry Van - $0.35 Flatbed - $0.36 Reefer - $0.36 Flatbed & Reefer $0.365 Available Incentive $0.035 Late Model Equipment Lots of Miles Health, Vision, Life, Dental Vacation, Holidays, 401K, Direct Deposit CALL NOW!! Jerry Barber 800-826-9460 Ext. 5 Anytime to apply by phone www.johnrreed.net To apply online

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

REDUCED

'03 CHEVY SILVERADO,

REDUCED

2004 CADILLAC SEVILLE

Garage/Estate 0151 Sales

YARD SALE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS SPECIAL When Placing Ads ANY 3 CONSECUTIVE 1. Make sure your ad DAYS reads the way you want it! Make sure our Ad Ad must run prior to or day of sale! Consultants reads the ad back to you. (Deadline is 3 p.m. day 2. Make sure your ad is before ad is to run!) in the proper classifica(Exception Sun. 3 pm tion. Fri.) 3. After our deadline at 3 p.m., the ad cannot be 5 LINES corrected, changed or (Apprx. 20 Words) stopped until the next $19.10 day. 4. Check your ad the 1st day for errors. If error (Does not include has been made, we will commercial be happy to correct it, business sales) but you must call beALL ADS MUST fore deadline (3 p.m.) to BE PREPAID get that done for the We accept credit or next day. debit cards Please call 662-287-6147 if you cannot find your Call Classified at (662) 287-6147 ad or need to make changes!

Auto Services

2900

GARAGE /ESTATE SALES

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908 910 910 RECREATIONAL MOTORCYCLES/ MOTORCYCLES/ VEHICLES ATV’S ATV’S

2004 KAWASAKI MULE

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

731-212-9659 731-212-9661.

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

REDUCED

1980 HONDA 750-FRONT (TRI) 4-CYC. VOLKSWAGON

2009 YAMAHA 250YZF all original, almost new.

$2,800

MTR., GOOD TIRES,

$8500 OBO. 1979 CHEVY 1 TON DUMP TRUCK, $3500 J.C. HARRIS 700 TRENCHER,

$4000.

662-279-2123

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

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

2001 HONDA REBEL 250

REDUCED

‘03 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTTAIL (ANNIVERSARY MODEL)

exc. cond., dealership maintained.

$10,400 662-462-7158 home or 731-607-6699 cell

$5200 286-6103

WITH EXTRAS, BLUE, LESS THAN 1500 MILES,

$1850

662-287-2659

For Sale:

1998 SOFTAIL,

‘04 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500

2003 YAMAHA V-STAR CLASSIC

39,000 MILES,

8,900 miles, 45 m.p.g. Red & Black

$8500

$5,500

looks & rides real good!

662-415-0084

$3000

Call: 662-423-5257 after 5:00 pm

662-603-4786

2005 AIRSTREAM LAND YACHT

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

$75,000. 662-287-7734

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

REDUCED

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

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

662-415-7063 662-415-8549

2007 HONDA REBEL, 250cc, just serviced, new front tire, red in color, 7,724 miles,

$2,100

RAZOR 08 POLARIS 30” ITP Mud Lights, sound bars, 2600 miles.

$8000 662-808-2900

’04 HONDA SHADOW 750 $

3900

662-603-4407

662-664-3940

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today! REDUCED

2000 Custom Harley Davidson Mtr. & Trans., New Tires, Must See

$10,500 $12,000

662-415-8623 or 287-8894

2005 Kawasaki 4-wheeler

4 wheel drive, Brute force, v-twin, 650 cc, 260 hrs., $3800. 662-603-9014

Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

2003 Honda 300 EX 2007 black plastics & after market parts.

$2,500 462-5379 1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER 1200 Screaming Eagle exhaust, only 7K miles, like new,

$5,000

662-415-8135


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PETS

0320 Cats/Dogs/Pets

AKC GREAT DANE puppies, fawn & black, S&W, m/f, duclaws removed, $500. 662-423-3170 or 662-279-9646. CHRISTMAS PUPS, feist $50/cocker span $100, 287-6664 /603-7754.

FREE CHRISTMAS PUPPIES, golden retriever mix, 7 weeks old. Call 286-8503 or 284-7293. FREE KITTENS, cats, puppies. Must go soon! 662-223-6438.

FARM

0430 Feed/Fertilizer

Building 0542 Materials

Misc. Items for 0563 Sale

WROUGHT IRON security door, 32 in., $100. FOR SALE: New trailer hitch ball, 2-5/16 x 1 x 284-4604. 2-1/2, $5. Call 662-603-1382. Wanted to

0554 Rent/Buy/Trade

FOR SALE: Garrett 150 Ace Metal Detector M&M. CASH for junk cars $125.00. Used very little. & trucks. We pick up. Great Christmas gift. 662-415-5435 or 662-287-5132. 731-239-4114. FOR SALE: Garrett 250 Ace Metal Detector Christmas 0560 Trees $140.00, used very little. Great Christmas gift. 7 1/2 ft Bethlehem 662-287-5132. lights, pre-lit Christmas tree, new, never out of FOR SALE: Nice little one box, remote control, horse wagon with a $368 retail, sell for $120. buggy seat on it. It has motorcycle wheels, 662-665-5305. $500. 662-287-5965 or 2BR, 1BA, Cnt. Sch. Dist., Misc. Items for 662-808-0118. 0563 Sale MITER SAW, Tradesman 5.6 mi. from Walmart. Brand, 10 in compound, $49,900. 662-212-3098. (2) ARTIFICIAL trees in $85 OBO. 662-415-8180. MOVE-IN CONDITION! 3 pots, $25.00 both. NEW POWER Lift for BR, 2 BA, conveniently 284-4604. chairs & scooters. Came located. Roof 2 yrs. old, (2) DEPRESSION fluted from Handicap of Jack- new patio, sunroom & kitchen remodeled. bowls, $15.00 both. son. 731-645-8909. Beautifully refinished 284-4604. SET OF USA dishes, hardwood floors. To $50.00. 284-4604. (2) GREEN VASES view, call Sandra at Cor(Kirkland), $20.00 ea. SIZE 10 1/2 Chippewa i n t h Realty, 284-4604. boots, new, $50.00. 662-415-8551. 284-4604. OPEN HOUSE. 4 Turtle (3) JARDINIERES green porcelain b r a s s , TABLE SAW, wide table Creek, Corinth. Sunday, base, 10 inch, $85 OBO. Dec. 11th, 2-4. Owner 3/$100.00. 284-4604. 662-415-8180. transferred. Almost 3-BLACK MULTI-COLOR WATERMELON DISHES, new home just $197,000. Realty, wood rugs, 9x11, $265 n o p l a t e s , $ 5 0 . 0 0 . C o r i n t h 287-7653. each. 662-287-7604 284-4604. 3-LIGHT TRACK w/globes, $30. 284-4604. 5 LIGHT globes & fan attached, large, $50. 284-4604.

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

Unfurnished 0610 Apartments

HAY FOR SALE. Sericea, 2 BR, 1 BA, CHA, stove & stored in dry, $35 per 5-LIGHT, NO globes, fridge., W&D hookup. $10.00. 284-4604. roll. 287-5910. Quiet neighborhood. AREA RUG, 11x14 (used), $400 mo., $200 dep. Call $35.00. 284-4604. 286-3663 MERCHANDISE

Household 0509 Goods 5,000 BTU A/C, $50.00. 284-4604.

BLUE FLAMES, natural gas heater w/blower, gas line incl., used 1 winter, $150. 662-665-1488. FOR SALE OR TRADE: King wood burning heater, rebuilt inside, $300. 662-279-5516. SEWING MACHINE, $25.00. 284-4604. WASHER - DRYER, $135 ea .or $250 both. 284-4604.

FOR SALE: Brand New 2 BR, 2 BA, great loc. in T-Rex HDMI cable, 6 ft. city, $500 mo., $500 dep. $10. C a l l 415-2616 or 287-2131. SANSUI 27 inch color l o n g , television with remote, 662-603-1382. 3 BR, 2 BA, CHA, newly $50.00; call 662-287-3603, FREE ADVERTISING. Ad- remodeled, $525 mo, leave a message. vertise any item valued $500 dep, references, at $500 or less for free. no pets. 662-286-0034.

12 INCH pony saddle, good condition, $85. 662-720-6855.

DEER GUN, legal for primitive weapon season in MS, 500 S&W, handy rifle with 3x9x40 Bushnell Scope & sling, $300. 662-284-5572.

DEER RIFLE, Savage 300 WSM, w/ 3x9x40 Bushnell Scope, sling & bullets, $350. 662-284-5572.

FOR SALE: A Katana Softball bat, 34 in., 27 oz., $40 obo. Call 662-603-1382. FOR SALE: Creative Memories Carrying bag, $25. Call 662-603-1382. FOR SALE: Mizuno woods 1, 3, 5, all for $40 obo. Call 662-603-1382. FOR SALE: Sports Card, $100 obo. Call 662-603-1382.

H&R 280 Rifle w/ scope, $250. 662-720-6855.

REMINGTON 12 gauge 870 pump shotgun, $225. 662-720-6855. SAVAGE 30/30 Bolt Action Rifle, fair condition, $225. 662-720-6855.

SHOTGUN, 410 single shot, $125. 662-720-6855.

0533 Furniture 4 POSTER Full Bed & Nightstand Weathered Walnut by Davis Cabinet Company. $375, 662-287-0315.

42 INCH round glass table & 4 chairs, walnut, like new. $250 662-287-7604

The ads must be for private party or personal merchandise and will exclude pets & pet supplies, livestock (incl. chickens, ducks, cattle, goats, etc), garage sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles . To take advantage of this program, readers should simply email their ad to: freeads@dailycorinthian.com or mail the ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835. Please include your address for our records. Each ad may include only one item, the item must be priced in the ad and the price must be $500 or less. Ads may be up to approximately 20 words including the phone number and will run for five days.

Mobile Homes 0675 for Rent

Homes for 0710 Sale

HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any General Help such preferences, limi0232 tations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental, or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under Positions Available,federal Prentiss law.County: We will not knowingly accept any Machine Operators-All Shifts advertising for real es• $13.00 + /Hour w/ Benefitstate which is in violation of the law. All per• Full Time sons are hereby informed that all dwellJob Requirements: ings advertised are • Strong Technical Aptitudeavailable on an equal opportunity (required to successfully complete skills basis. testing)

• Factory Experience operating advanced equipment • Steady Work History • Complete and Positive Supervisor References

Please contact: Renee’ Hale, Express Employment Professionals (662) 842-5500, renee.hale@expresspros.com

0114 Happy Ads

50th Anniversary Celebration Johnny and Mary McCalla

FOR SALE: Black buffet, $100. 662-287-7604. FOR SALE: Black sofa table, $100. 662-287-7604 FOR SALE: Red hutch, $350. 662-287-0315 TV OR wardrobe cabinet, $165. 662-287-7604

OAK FIREWOOD. 85% split, $90 cord, $110 delivery & stacked 662-603-9057.

CLEARANCE SALE on Display Homes Double & Singlewides available Large Selection WINDHAM HOMES 287-6991

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

DR TABLE & 6 chairs, $350. 662-415-9473.

OAK FIREWOOD for sale, $90 cord, delivered. 662-415-3644.

Manufactured 0747 Homes for Sale

1 BR house & 2 BR trailers, Strickland area. 808-2474 or 286-2099.

BLACK 48" round table & 4 arm chairs, $450. 662-7604

0539 Firewood

0734 Lots & Acreage WHITMORE LEVEE RD., 30 AC, mostly open land inside city with public utilities. Lots of road frontage, great for development or farm land. Less than $4200 per acres. To view, call Sandra at Corinth Realty, 662-415-8551.

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

Trucks for 0864 Sale '05 GMC Crew Cab LTR, 38k, #1419. $16,900. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381. '08 DODGE RAM 1500, 4x4, crew cab, red, $23,400. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381.

0868 Cars for Sale '08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, moon roof, 33k, $11,900. 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381.

FINANCIAL LEGALS

0955 Legals NOTICE OF SALE BY SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE WHEREAS, HAROLD LITTLE A/K/A HAROLD C. LITTLE, made, executed and delivered to B. SEAN AKINS, as Trustee for the benefit of CITIZENS BANK & SAVINGS COMPANY N/K/A CB&S BANK, a certain Deed of Trust bearing the date of July 27, 2007, and filed of record as Instrument No. 200704564, in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi; and

CARNIVAL GLASS oval 2 BR, stove/refrig. furn., Mobile Homes bowls, $10.00 each. W&D hookup, CHA. 0741 for Sale 287-3257. 284-4604. CANE CREEK Apts., Hwy NEW 2 BR Homes DELL COMPUTER system, 72W & CR 735, 2 BR, 1 BA, WHEREAS, HAROLD Del. & setup desk top, $150.284-7374. stove & refrig., W&D $25,950.00 LITTLE, made, executed hookup, Kossuth & City Clayton Homes ELECTRIC HOSPITAL bed, and delivered to B. SEAN AKSch. Dist. $400 mo. Supercenter of Corinth, like new, $200. 284-7374. INS, as Trustee for the bene287-0105. 1/4 mile past hospital fit of CB&S BANK a cerENT. CENTER with bar & MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, on 72 West. tain Deed of Trust dated 5 stools, $995; Floor stove, refrig., water. NEW 3 BR, 1 BA HOMES March 10, 2008, and filed of lamp, $50; Christmas $365. 286-2256. Del. & setup record as Instrument No. tree, 6 1/2 ft., artificial, $29,950.00 DOWNTOWN APART$25. 731-645-6069. Clayton Homes 200803035, in the Office of MENT for rent. 2 BR, W&D. $475 m o . Supercenter of Corinth the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn FOR SALE: All new Crea- 662-643-9575. 1/4 mile past hospital County, Mississippi; and on 72 West. tive Memories supplies for scrapbook, too FOR RENT: 1 BR, 616 LinWHEREAS, HAROLD many items to list. $75. d e n A, $ 2 5 0 / m o . NEW 4 BR, 2 BA home 662-287-6193. LITTLE A/K/A HARCall 662-603-1382. Del. & setup $44,500 OLD C. LITTLE, made, FOR RENT: 1401 Douglas FOR SALE: Black genuine Clayton Homes executed and delivered to B. St., 2 BR, water incl, leather tall boots, size 8, Supercenter of $425/mo. 662-287-6193. SEAN AKINS, as Trustee for exc cond, pd $280, will Corinth, 1/4 mi. past the benefit of CB&S BANK a sell for $50. hospital on 72 West Homes for certain Deed of Trust dated 662-287-7875. 0620 Rent 662-287-4600

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September 4, 2009, and filed of record as Instrument No. 200904825, and rerecorded as Instrument No. 201001874 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi;

WHEREAS, CB&S BANK , legal holder and owner of said Deeds of Trust and the indebtedness secured thereby, substituted W. JETT WILSON as Substitute Trustee, by instrument dated November 17, 2011, and recorded in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi, as Instrument No. 201105454; and

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WHEREAS, default hav ing been made in the terms and conditions of said Deeds of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deeds of Trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, CB&S BANK, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to 0232 General Help execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deeds of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute TrusSTEEL SERVICE CENTER HIRING tee's fees, and expense of 1. Slitter & Cut to Length sale. Operators 2. Slitter Assistants and Slitter Set-up 3. Maintenance Manager NOW, THEREFORE, 4. Material Handlers NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I, the underREADY TO ADVANCEsigned IN YOUR CAREER? Substitute Trustee, on Visit the Tishomingo County WIN day JobofCenter to the 15th December, interview with a steel processing representative on 2011, at the South front door Friday, December 16. The Tishomingo County job of theLane Alcorn County center is located at 1107 Maria in Iuka, MS.Courthouse, in the City of Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, Friday, December 16, 2011 within the legal hours for 9:00 a.m. tosuch 4:00 p.m.between the sales (being hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 If you are unable to attend the job fair, call CPIfor sale and p.m.), will The offer Group at 888.566.8303 or visit www.cpi-group.com. sell, at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the following property conveyed to me by said Deed of Trust 0114 Happy Ads described as follows:

JOB FAIR

TRACT 1:

Holloway 50 Anniversary

Situated in the Northwest thQuarter of Section 19, Town-

ship 3 South, Range 9 East,

Alcorn County, Mississippi, The children of Marvin & Fay Holloway to-wit: will host a celebration in honor of Commencing atonthe Souththeir 50th Wedding Anniversary Corner of the NorthSunday, Dec. 18th, at west Charity Christian west Quarter of Section 19, Church in Jacinto. The Holloway’s Township 3 South, Range 9 will renew their wedding East; vows thenceat run11:00 East 386.83 feet; thence runThey North 24 dea.m. just before Sunday services. grees 32 minutes 13 seconds will be honored in song by the Great West 135.00 feet; thence run Grandchildren, and dinner will North 24 degrees 32 minutes 13 seconds West 133.51 feet be served in the fellowship to a &frac12; inch steel pin hall immediately following set and the Point of Beginthe sermon. All friendsning; thence run North 24 de& relatives are invitedgrees 32 minutes 13 seconds West 72.07 feet to a &frac12; to attend. Those inch steel pin set; thence run that cannot attend North 71 degrees 12 minutes the services are 59 seconds East 356.42 feet to the West right-of-way of welcome to drop Alcorn County Road 300; by between 12:00 thence run along said & 2:00 pm. Gifts right-of-way South 24 degrees are welcome. 33 minutes 51 seconds East 206.81 feet to a &frac12; inch

Trust was subsequently asdeclared to be due and pay- Containing 2.55 acres, more signed to OneWest Bank, Daily Corinthian • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • 11B able in accordance with the or less. FSB, by instrument dated Octerms of said Deeds of Trust, tober 19, 2011 and recorded 3: 0955 and the Legals legal holder of said in- TRACT 0955 Legals Legals 0955 in Instrument No. 201105142 debtedness, CB&S BANK, Situated in the Northwest of the aforesaid Chancery having requested the under- Quarter of Section 19, Town- Clerk's office; and signed Substitute Trustee to ship 3 South, Range 9 East, execute the trust and sell said Alcorn County, Mississippi, WHEREAS, OneWest land and property in accor- to-wit: Bank, FSB, has heretofore dance with the terms of said substituted J. Gary Massey as Deeds of Trust for the pur- Commencing at the South- Trustee by instrument dated pose of raising the sums due west Corner of the North- October 31, 2011 and rethereunder, together with at- west Quarter of Section 19, corded in the aforesaid Chantorney's fees, Substitute Trus- Township 3 South, Range 9 cery Clerk's Office in Instrutee's fees, and expense of East; thence run East 386.83 ment No.201105375; and feet; thence run North 24 desale. grees 32 minutes 13 seconds WHEREAS, default having NOW, THEREFORE, West 135.00 feet to a been made in the terms and NOTICE IS HEREBY &frac12; inch steel pin set and conditions of said deed of GIVEN that I, the under- the Point of Beginning; thence trust and the entire debt sesigned Substitute Trustee, on run East 390.00 feet to a steel cured thereby having been the 15th day of December, post found on the West declared to be due and pay2011, at the South front door right-of-way of Alcorn able in accordance with the of the Alcorn County Court- County Road 300; thence run terms of said deed of trust, house, in the City of Corinth, North 24 degrees 33 minutes OneWest Bank, FSB, the legal Alcorn County, Mississippi, 51 seconds West 125.00 feet holder of said indebtedness, within the legal hours for to a &frac12; inch steel pin having requested the undersuch sales (being between the set; thence run North 88 de- signed Substituted Trustee to hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 grees 52 minutes 08 seconds execute the trust and sell said p.m.), will offer for sale and West 393.56 feet to a land and property in accorsell, at public outcry to the &frac12; inch steel pin set; dance with the terms of said highest bidder for cash, the thence run South 24 degrees deed of trust and for the purfollowing property conveyed 32 minutes 13 seconds East pose of raising the sums due to me by said Deed of Trust 133.51 feet to a &frac12; inch thereunder, together with atsteel pin set and the Point of described as follows: Beginning. Containing 1.05 torney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. acres, more or less. TRACT 1: Situated in the Northwest NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Quarter of Section 19, Town- TRACT 4: Gary Massey, Substituted ship 3 South, Range 9 East, Commencing at the South- Trustee in said deed of trust, Alcorn County, Mississippi, west Corner of the Southeast will on December 21, 2011 Quarter of Section 18, Townto-wit: ship 3, Range 9, etc.; run offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours Commencing at the South- North along the West bound- (being between the hours of west Corner of the North- ary of said quarter for 95.5 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at west Quarter of Section 19, rods; thence East 20 rods to a the South Main Door of the Township 3 South, Range 9 true point of beginning; County Courthouse of AlEast; thence run East 386.83 thence run East 60 rods to corn County, located at Corfeet; thence run North 24 de- the East boundary of the inth, Mississippi, to the highgrees 32 minutes 13 seconds West Half of said quarter; est and best bidder for cash West 135.00 feet; thence run thence run North along said the following described propNorth 24 degrees 32 minutes boundary for 64.5 rods to the erty situated in Alcorn 13 seconds West 133.51 feet North boundary of said quar- County, State of Mississippi, to a &frac12; inch steel pin ter; thence run West along to-wit: set and the Point of Begin- said boundary 60 rods; thence ning; thence run North 24 de- run South 64.5 rods to the Situated in the City of Corgrees 32 minutes 13 seconds point of beginning and con- inth, County of Alcorn, State West 72.07 feet to a &frac12; taining 24.2 acres, more or of Mississippi, To-Wit: Lot inch steel pin set; thence run less. No. 9, Lake Road Subdivision, North 71 degrees 12 minutes Although the title to said Located in Section 12, Town59 seconds East 356.42 feet ship 2 South, Range 7 East, to the West right-of-way of property is believed to be Alcorn County, Mississippi, Alcorn County Road 300; good, I will sell and convey according to the map or plat thence run along said only such title in said prop- of said subdivision recorded right-of-way South 24 degrees erty as is vested in me as Sub- in the Chancery Clerk's Of33 minutes 51 seconds East stitute Trustee. fice of Alcorn County, Missis206.81 feet to a &frac12; inch SIGNED, POSTED AND sippi, in Plat Book 3, at Page steel pin set; thence run 14 as said plat has been North 88 degrees 52 minutes PUBLISHED on this the 23 amended by a decree of the 08 seconds West 393.56 feet day of November , 2011. Chancery Court of Alcorn to the Point of Beginning. County, Mississippi, and reContaining 1.14 acres, more /s/ W. JETT WILSON W. JETT WILSON MSB# corded in Deed Book 124 at or less. Pages 53-54 in the Chancery 7316 Clerk's Office of Alcorn SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE TRACT 2: County, Mississippi. Situated in the Northwest WILSON & HINTON, P.A. Quarter of Section 19, Town- Post Office Box 1257 I WILL CONVEY only ship 3 South, Range 9 East, Corinth, MS 38835 such title as vested in me as Alcorn County, Mississippi, (662) 286-3366 Substituted Trustee. to-wit: Publish 4 times: WITNESS MY SIGNACommencing at the South- November 23, November 30, TURE on this 22nd day of west corner of the North- December 7, December 14, November, 2011. west Quarter of Section 19, 2011 Township 3 South, Range 9 13479 J. Gary Massey East; thence run, along the SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE SUBSTITUTED West boundary of Section 19, TRUSTEE'S North 00 degrees 27 minutes Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. NOTICE OF SALE 32 seconds East 349.98 feet 1910 Lakeland Drive to a &frac12; inch steel pin Suite B WHEREAS, on June 21, Jackson, MS 39216 and the Point of Beginning; thence run North 00 degrees 2006, Sandra J. Hayes, unmar- (601)981-9299 27 minutes 32 seconds East ried, executed a certain deed 339.72 feet to a &frac12; inch of trust to First American Ti- 1605 Frazier Drive steel pin; thence run East tle Insurance Company, Trus- Corinth, MS 38834 436.84 feet to a &frac12; inch tee for the benefit of Mort- 11-002238 GW steel pin set on the West gage Electronic Registration right-of-way of Alcorn Systems, Inc., which deed of Publication Dates: County Road 300; thence run trust is of record in the office November 30, December 7, along said right-of-way South of the Chancery Clerk of Al- and December 14, 2011 28 degrees 59 minutes 24 corn County, State of Missis- 13490 seconds East 135.08 feet to a sippi in Instrument No. &frac12; inch steel pin; thence 200603983; and NOTICE OF run South 66 degrees 18 minINTENTION TO FORFEIT WHEREAS, said Deed of utes 47 seconds West 551.49 SEIZED PROPERTY feet to the Point of Beginning. Trust was subsequently asContaining 2.55 acres, more signed to OneWest Bank, FSB, by instrument dated Oc- TO: Natasha R. Simmons or less. tober 19, 2011 and recorded LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1208 A Mitchell Street, TRACT 3: in Instrument No. 201105142 Corinth MS 38834 Situated in the Northwest of the aforesaid Chancery You are hereby notified that Quarter of Section 19, Town- Clerk's office; and on March 28, 2011, in Alcorn ship 3 South, Range 9 East, Computer Alcorn WHEREAS, OneWest County, Mississippi, the be0515 County, Mississippi, to-wit: Bank, FSB, has heretofore low-listed property was seized by the City of Corinth substituted J. Gary Massey as Police Department pursuant Commencing at the South- Trustee by instrument dated to Section 41-29-153 of the west Corner of the North- October 31, 2011 and re- Mississippi Code of 1972, Anwest Quarter of Section 19, corded in the aforesaid Chan- notated, as amended. Section Township 3 South, Range 9 cery Clerk's Office in Instru- 41-29-176, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as East; thence run East 386.83 ment No.201105375; and amended, provides for the adfeet; thence run North 24 deministrative forfeiture of grees 32 minutes 13 seconds WHEREAS, default having property with a value not exWest 135.00 feet to a been made in the terms and ceeding $10,000.00, other &frac12; inch steel pin set and conditions of said deed of than a controlled substance, the Point of Beginning; thence trust and the entire debt se- raw material or paraphernalia, run East 390.00 feet to a steel cured thereby having been seized under the uniform post found on the West declared to be due and pay- controlled substances law. right-of-way of Alcorn able in accordance with the County Road 300; thence run terms of said deed of trust, DESCRIPTION ON PROPERTY: North 24 degrees 33 minutes OneWest Bank, FSB, the legal 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix 51 seconds West 125.00 feet holder of said indebtedness, VIN # 1G2WK52J3YF305321 to a &frac12; inch steel pin having requested the underset; thence run North 88 de- signed Substituted Trustee to APPROXIMATE VALUE: grees 52 minutes 08 seconds execute the trust and sell said $1,843.00 West 393.56 feet to a land and property in accorSaid property is subject to &frac12; inch steel pin set; dance with the terms of said forfeiture under the provithence run South 24 degrees deed of trust and for the pur- s i o n s of Section 32 minutes 13 seconds East pose of raising the sums due 41-20-153(a)(5), and 133.51 feet to a &frac12; inch thereunder, together with at- 4 1 - 2 9 - 1 5 3 ( a ) ( 7 ) steel pin set and the Point of torney's fees, trustee's fees 41-29-153(a)(4), respectively, of the Mississippi Code of Beginning. Containing 1.05 and expense of sale. 1972, Annotated, as amended, acres, more or less. as having been used, or inNOW, THEREFORE, I, J. tended for use or having been TRACT 4: Gary Massey, Substituted used, or intended for use to 0220 Medical/Dental Commencing at the South- Trustee in said deed of trust, transport in violation of the west Corner of the Southeast will on December 21, 2011 Mississippi Uniform ConQuarter of Section 18, Town- offer for sale at public outcry trolled Substances Law and ship 3, Range 9, etc.; run and sell within legal hours having been found in close North along the West bound- (being between the hours of proximity to forfeitable controlled substances. ary of said quarter for 95.5 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at rods; thence East 20 rods to a the South Main Door of the If you desire to contest the true point of beginning; County Courthouse of Al- forfeiture of this property, thence run East 60 rods to corn County, located at Cor- you must within thirty (30) the East boundary of the inth, Mississippi, to the high- days of receiving this notice, West Half of said quarter; est and best bidder for cash file a request for judicial rethence run North along said the following described prop- view. boundary for 64.5 rods to the erty situated in Alcorn If you do not request judicial North boundary of said quar- County, State of Mississippi, review within thirty (30) days ter; thence run West along to-wit: of receiving this notice, the property described above will said boundary 60 rods; thence run South 64.5 rods to the Situated in the City of Cor- be forfeited to the City of point of beginning and con- inth, County of Alcorn, State Corinth Police Department, taining 24.2 acres, more or of Mississippi, To-Wit: Lot to be used, distributed, or disposed of in accordance less. No. 9, Lake Road Subdivision, with the provisions of Section Located in Section 12, Town- 41-29-181, of the Mississippi Although the title to said ship 2 South, Range 7 East, Code of 1972, Annotated, as property is believed to be Alcorn County, Mississippi, amended. good, I will sell and convey according to the map or plat only such title in said prop- of said subdivision recorded INSTRUCTION FOR FILING erty as is vested in me as Sub- in the Chancery Clerk's Of- REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW fice of Alcorn County, Mississtitute Trustee. sippi, in Plat Book 3, at Page In order to file a request for SIGNED, POSTED AND 14 as said plat has been judicial review, you must file a PUBLISHED on this the 23 amended by a decree of the petition to contest forfeiture Chancery Court of Alcorn in the Circuit Court of Alday of November , 2011. County, Mississippi, and re- corn County, Mississippi in corded in Deed Book 124 at order to claim an interest in /s/ W. JETT WILSON the property. W. JETT WILSON MSB# Pages 53-54 in the Chancery Clerk's Office of Alcorn Dated: November 17, 2011 7316 County, Mississippi. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE WILLIAM W. WILSON & HINTON, P.A. ODOM, JR. I WILL CONVEY only Post Office Box 1257 ATTORNEY AT LAW such title as vested in me as Corinth, MS 38835 Substituted Trustee. (662) 286-3366 3t 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/11 13493 WITNESS MY SIGNAPublish 4 times: November 23, November 30, TURE on this 22nd day of December 7, December 14, November, 2011. 2011 J. Gary Massey 13479

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TO: Natasha R. Simmons Code of 1972, Annotated, as 4 1 - 2 9 - 1 5 3 ( a ) ( 7 ) a n d review within thirty (30) days 12BKNOWN • Wednesday, 14, 2011 Corinthianrespectively, LAST ADDRESS: December amended, provides for the • ad-Daily 41-29-153(a)(4), of receiving this notice, the ministrative forfeiture of of the Mississippi Code of property described above will 1208 A Mitchell Street, property with a value not ex1972, Annotated, as amended, be forfeited to the City of Corinth MS 38834 Legals Legals 0955 Legals 0955 Legals 0955 0955 ceeding $10,000.00, other as having been used, or in- Corinth Police Department,

You are hereby notified that on March 28, 2011, in Alcorn County, Mississippi, the below-listed property was seized by the City of Corinth Police Department pursuant to Section 41-29-153 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended. Section 41-29-176, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended, provides for the administrative forfeiture of property with a value not exceeding $10,000.00, other than a controlled substance, raw material or paraphernalia, seized under the uniform controlled substances law.

than a controlled substance, raw material or paraphernalia, seized under the uniform controlled substances law. DESCRIPTION ON PROPERTY: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix VIN # 1G2WK52J3YF305321

tended for use or having been used, or intended for use to transport in violation of the Mississippi Uniform Controlled Substances Law and having been found in close proximity to forfeitable controlled substances.

JASLYNN AUSTEEN MCGEE, DECEASED

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If you desire to contest the forfeiture of this property, you must within thirty (30) days of receiving this notice, Said property is subject to file a request for judicial reforfeiture under the provi- view. in the Circuit Court of Alsions of Section corn County, Mississippi in You are summoned to ap41-20-153(a)(5), If you do not request judicial order to claim an interest in pear and defend against the 41-29-153(a)(7) a n d review within thirty (30) days the property. 41-29-153(a)(4), respectively, of receiving this notice, the Petition filed against you in of the Mississippi Code of property described above will Dated: November 17, 2011 this action at 9:00 o'clock 1972, Annotated, as amended, be forfeited to the City of A.M. on the 5th day of Januas having been used, or in- Corinth Police Department, WILLIAM W. tended for use or having been to be used, distributed, or ODOM, JR. ary, 2012, in the courtroom used, or intended for use to disposed of in accordance ATTORNEY AT LAW of the Prentiss County Courttransport in violation of the with the provisions of Section house in Booneville, MissisMississippi Uniform Con- 41-29-181, of the Mississippi 3t 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/11 sippi, and in case of your failtrolled Substances Law and Code of 1972, Annotated, as 13493 0542 Building Materials ure to appear and defend a having been found in close amended. judgment will be entered for proximity to forfeitable conDESCRIPTION the things demanded in the trolled substances. INSTRUCTION FOR FILING IN THE CHANCERY ON PROPERTY: REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL COURT OF petition. 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix If you desire to contest the REVIEW ALCORN COUNTY, VIN # 1G2WK52J3YF305321 forfeiture of this property, MISSISSIPPI You are not required to you must within thirty (30) In order to file a request for file and answer or other days of receiving this notice, judicial review, you must file a IN RE: JASLYNN APPROXIMATE VALUE: file a request for judicial re- petition to contest forfeiture AUSTEEN pleading, but you may do so if view. in the Circuit Court of Al- MCGEE, DECEASED $1,843.00 you desire. corn County, Mississippi in If you do not request judicial order to claim an interest in CAUSE NO. Said property is subject to review within thirty (30) days the property. Issued under my hand and 2010-0053-02-MM For under over the 25proviyearsofwe have helped smart homeowners seal of said Court, this the 12 receiving this notice, the forfeiture property described will Dated: Novemberbath 17, 2011 SUMMONS BY money qualityabove kitchen cabinets, day of December, 2011. s i o nsave s of S eby c t i oproviding n be forfeited to the City of PUBLICATION 41-20-153(a)(5), Corinth Police Department, WILLIAM W. cabinets, and countertops at discount prices. Bobby Marolt, 41-29-153(a)(7) a n d to be used, distributed, or ODOM, JR. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI of in accordance Clerk of ALCORN ATTORNEY AT LAW 41-29-153(a)(4), respectively, disposed with the provisions of Section TO: ALL UNKNOWN County, Mississippi of the Mississippi Code of 41-29-181, of the Mississippi 3t 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/11 HEIRS AT LAW AND Chancery Court 1972, Annotated, as amended, Code of 1972, Annotated, as 13493 WRONGFUL DEATH by: W. Justice, D.C. amended. BENEFICIARIES OF as having been used, or inJASLYNN AUSTEEN tended for use or having been INSTRUCTION FOR FILING 4t 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/11, MCGEE, used, or intended for use to REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL DECEASED 1/4/12 transport in violation of the REVIEW 13503 You have been made ReMississippi Uniform Con- In order to file a request for spondents in the suit filed in this Court by Bernard McGeeGeneral Help trolled Substances Law and judicial review, you must file a to contest forfeiture and Jacquelynn McGee, seekhaving been found in close petition 0232 in the Circuit Court of Aling determination of all un$ 95 proximity to forfeitable con- corn County, Mississippi in 95 known heirs at law and order to claim an interest in wrongful death beneficiaries trolled substances. the property. of Jaslynn Austeen McGee, deceased. $ 95 If you desire to contest the Dated: November 17, 2011 Respondents other than forfeiture of this property, WILLIAM W. you in this action are: None. you must within thirty (30) ODOM, JR. days of receiving this notice, ATTORNEY AT LAW You are summoned to appear and defend against the file a request for judicial re3t 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/11 Petition filed against you in view. 13493 this action at 9:00 o'clock A.M. on the 5th day of January, 2012, in the courtroom If you do not request judicial of the Prentiss County Courtreview within thirty (30) days house in Booneville, Missisof receiving this notice, the sippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a property described above will judgment will be entered for be forfeited to the City of the things demanded in the Corinth Police Department, petition. APPROXIMATE VALUE: $1,843.00

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You have been made Respondents in the suit filed in this Court by Bernard McGee IN THE CHANCERY and Jacquelynn McGee, seekCOURT OF ing determination of all un- ALCORN COUNTY, known heirs at law and MISSISSIPPI INSTRUCTION FOR FILING wrongful death beneficiaries REQUEST FOR JUDICIAL of Jaslynn Austeen McGee, RE: LAST WILL AND REVIEW deceased. TESTAMENT OF In order to file a request for Respondents other than JUNIOR JOE PETERS, judicial review, you must file a petition to contest forfeiture you in this action are: None. DECEASED

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A MCKEE CONSTRUCTION Floor leveling, water IN THE MATTER OF THE rot, termite damage, new joist, seals, beams, ESTATE OF piers installed. 46 yrs. CARL F. COLN, DECEASED experience. Licensed. 662-415-5448. NO. 2011-0640-02 BUTLER, DOUG: FoundaNOTICE TO tion, floor leveling, CREDITORS bricks cracking, rotten wood, basements, Notice is hereby given that shower floor. Over 35 Letters Testamentary were yrs. exp. Free est. on the 8th day of December, 7 3 1 - 2 3 9 - 8 9 4 5 or 2011, issued to the under- 662-284-6146. signed by the Chancery Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi, GENERAL HOUSE & Yard on the Estate of CARL F. Maintenance: CarpenCOLN, Deceased, and all try, flooring, all types persons having claims against p a i n t i n g . Pressure the said estate are hereby no- washing driveways, pattified to present the same to ios, decks, viny siding. the Clerk of said Court for No job too small. Guar. probate and registration ac- quality work at the lowcording to law within ninety est price! Call for esti(90) days from December 14, mate, 662-284-6848. 2011, the date of the first publication or they will be Storage, Indoor/ forever barred.

Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 21 day of November, 2011, granted the undersigned Executrix of the Estate of Junior Joe Peters, Deceased, by the Chancery Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi; and all persons having claims against said Estate are required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days after the date of the first THIS the 8th day of Decempublication of this Notice, or ber, 2011. the same shall be forever SANDRA FAYE BRAWNER barred. and DOROTHY ANN THIS the 21 day of November, 2011.

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In order to file a request for judicial review, you 1505 must fileFulton a Dr., Corinth, MS 38834 petition to contest forfeiture Ph. 662-287-2151 in the Circuit Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi in order to claim an interest in Happy Ads 0114 the property.

You are not required to file and answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 12 day of December, 2011. Bobby Marolt, Clerk of ALCORN County, Mississippi Chancery Court by: W. Justice, D.C. 4t 12/14, 12/21, 12/28/11, 1/4/12 13503

0542 Building Materials

Dated: November 17, 2011 WILLIAM W. ODOM, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 3t 11/30, 12/07, 12/14/11 13493

5X8 LAMINATE SHEETING

- $5.95EA. LAMINATE

.39-$1.09 SQ.FT. WE HAVE DOG HOUSES

AMERICAN MADE SHEETROCK 4 X 8 - $5.85 4 X 12- $9.95

50000 per 1,000 ft $ 09 #1 Dog Ear 1 x 6 x 6 ============ 1 $ 00 Styrofoam 1X4 Yellow Pine 14’== 2 1” ===== $5.95 $ 00 1X4 Yellow Pine 16’== 3 1 1/4” == $6.95 $ 00 1 1/2” == $7.95 4’ Florescent Light Fixture= 15 $ 95 5/8 T1-11 =================== 15 $ 90 3 Tab Shingles ================ 54 $ 95 Roll Roofing 100 sq ft Rolls ======= 12 $ 95 Architectural Shingles =========== 62 $ 95 Round Commodes ============ 49 $ 95 Handi-Cap Commodes ======== 69 $ 99 Masonite Siding 1X8X16 ======== 3 1X6 White Pine===========

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SMITH HOME CENTER

412 Pinecrest Road •287-2221 • 287-4419 • Fax 287-2523 Also located in Savannah, TN on Hwy. 69 South - 731-925-2500


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