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Daily Corinthian Vol. 115, No. 304

2011 Christmas Basket Fund ‘A Community Tradition’

Basket fund donations still accepted The spirit of giving this Christmas season is alive and well in the Alcorn County area. Donations continue to arrive for the 16th annual Corinth Rotary Club/Daily Corinthian Christmas Basket Fund. A $25,000 fundraising goal was set so 1,100 food baskets could be given to local families on Saturday, Dec. 10. It was a record number of baskets and the community has responded in a big way. Baskets were given away based upon the faith the goal would be reached and the faith has now turned into fact with the goal not only being reached, but surpassed. So far $26,780 has been raised. Donations include $25 from the Pauline Missionary Society of Waldron Street Christian Church. Donations will continue to be accepted through Christmas Day and 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.

Sales/tourism tax receipts fall for October BY JEBB JOHNSTON

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The sales and tourism taxes took a backward step in the third monthly deposit of the new fiscal year. Although sales tax collections were up across the state by 3 percent with $30.8 million returned to municipalities, both local taxes were in the red for the month. The city’s sales tax deposit for mid-December was $419,640.23, down almost 6 percent, or about $26,000, from the same month a year earlier. The prior two deposits had left the city even with the previous fiscal year, but the year-to-date total of $1,275,904.62 is now 2 percent behind the same point in fiscal 2011. The funds received this month reflect sales activity in local businesses during the month of October. City Clerk Vickie Roach said the latest numbers are the type of results the city feared heading into the new fiscal year. She’ll be Please see TAX | 2

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Downtown fire’s cause undetermined BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Investigation of the Dec. 4 fire that destroyed Crossroads Dry Cleaners has ended with no determination of the cause. Corinth Fire Chief Rob Price said his department has concluded its investigation. The fire scene has also been examined by the state fire marshal’s office and an investigator for

the insurance company. “Nothing was found to make us suspect any foul play,� said Price. “We could not find a definite cause, but we did find a suspected area of origin. It was up high and in what we called the office area toward the back of the building.� Price combed through the scene with both investigators on separate days. “Without consulting with

each other, they both came to the same conclusion,� he said. The fire at 712 Cruise St. was reported at 11:18 p.m on Dec. 4, a Sunday night. Residents of apartments at the adjacent BelHaven building were evacuated. The owner of the dry cleaning business, Kevin Harvell, has said he will be looking to rebuild. The business employed eight.

The BelHaven, which has eight tenants, had some smoke and water damage. The fire chief has said the city narrowly avoided a disaster as firemen were able to stop the blaze from getting to other buildings. “It could have gotten that whole block where Martha’s Menu, JB Outdoors, all of that is,� he said.

Not yet goodbye Outgoing tax collector reflects on past, looks ahead BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Don’t say “goodbye� to Greg Younger just yet. Although his time as tax collector is ending this month, he will continue working in the office until about mid-April to help his successor, Larry Ross, have a smooth transition to the post that Younger has held since Jan. 3, 1988. For his next endeavor, Younger is planning a consulting business that would offer services to local governments, and he is also keeping his options open in the political arena. “I’m too young to quit working altogether,� said Younger, who is wrapping up his sixth term. “Unless something changes, I’m going to form a consulting company, and I’m hoping to work with several different counties, not just Alcorn.� A narrow election loss for the office of chancery clerk this year has not diminished his interest in elective office. Younger said he would not shut the door on a run for another office, whether it be chancery clerk or another position. He has considered running for mayor at times in the past, including in Corinth’s 2010 election. His path to elective office began in late 1986 when he read about the split of the assessor

Staff photo by Jebb Johnston

Greg Younger, ending a long run as tax collector, is looking forward to beginning a consulting business and another possible bid for elective office. and collector offices. At the time, he was a salesman of office machines. “I was at a point in my life where I needed to do some-

thing,� said Younger. “I look back on it now, and I don’t know how I ever thought I could have gotten elected in the first place.�

Trading cards will tell story of war BY BOBBY J. SMITH bjsmith@dailycorinthian.com

In early 2012, a set of trading cards depicting events, places and people from Civil War events at Shiloh and Corinth will be available from the National Park Service. The program started in the northeastern states earlier this year. The first five cards in the local series will probably be released in February, said NPS Supervisory Park Ranger Ashley Berry, of Shiloh National Military Park. Three of the upcoming first set of five trading cards will be centered on Corinth and share the theme of “Civil War to Civil Rights,� with two focusing on the Corinth Contraband Camp; one about Kate Cumming (1828-1909), a Civil War nurse who braved Corinth’s dismal wartime conditions to treat wounded Confederates following the Battle of Shiloh. The remaining two in this initial set will focus on the Bat-

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Richard Bowen to join district attorney’s office BY BRANT SAPPINGTON bsappington@dailycorinthian.com

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The Prentiss County School Board will begin the new year considering options for replacing its attorney. Board attorney Richard Bowen announced at last Thursday’s regular meeting he has accepted a position as an assistant district attorney and will be winding down his private practice during the first half of the year. Bowen will fill a soon-to-be vacant position in the district attorney’s Corinth office. Trent Kelly will begin serving as district attorney in January after defeating longtime district attorney John R. Young in the November general election. Bowen told school board members he’s grateful for the oppor-

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Park Ranger Ashley Berry shows off some of the NPS Civil War Trading Cards from battlefields in the northeastern part of the country. A set of about 10 trading cards related to Civil War events, places and people in Corinth and Shiloh is planned for release by the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh in April 2012. tle of Shiloh. The first will be about Andrew Jackson Smith (1843-1932), a slave-turned-

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Things to do today

Thursday, December 22, 2011

TAX: 2 percent tourism tax generated $81,390.90 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Christmas sale The Corinth Artist Guild art gallery’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. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 665-0520 for more information.  

a good warm place for the winter months. Pickin’ starts at 7 p.m. every Thursday night.  

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.  

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Pickin’ on the Square The Joe Rickman Band will be playing on Thursday nights from 6:309:30 p.m. at the Burnsville city park building. Admission is $3, single and $5, couple. There will be concessions. The event is family-friendly with no smoking or alcohol. Proceeds go toward the community center. For more information, call 662-2873437.

The Hatchie Bottom Boys will be at Pickin’ on the Square, tonight. 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

Holidays increase dangers for pets BY SUSAN COLLINS-SMITH MSU Ag Communications

FLOWOOD — The holidays are full of tasty treats, glittery decorations and shiny new toys, but for pets these things could mean big trouble. And for pet owners, that may mean emergency trips to the veterinarian. “During the holidays, we see a lot of emergencies,” said Dr. J. Darrell Phillips, hospital administrator of Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Flowood, an affiliate of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Partaking of all the holiday meals, snacks and candies that are so plentiful this time of year is something most people enjoy, but the same should not be true for pets. Phillips encourages pet owners to be careful with food, as well as orna-

mental plants and holiday decorations. “We see a lot of gastrointestinal upset in pets where they have just eaten too much,” he said. “But a lot of things are toxic to our pets, like chocolate, grapes, raisins and some nuts. And those things can cause serious injury and sometimes death.” Seek treatment by a veterinarian right away if a pet eats anything toxic. “While some poisonings, such as with anticoagulants and antifreeze, require minimal exposure to be lethal, the prognosis for many poisoning incidents can be improved with prompt intervention,” said Dr. Jody Ray, assistant clinical professor at the MSU veterinary college. “Some poisonings require Please see PETS | 3

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looking to the Christmas results, hoping for some cause for optimism in the coming months. The 2 percent tourism tax on prepared food and lodging generated $81,390.90, down almost 8 percent from a year earlier. With solid gains in the

two prior months, the yearto-date total of $257,528.71 is up 3.6 percent from the same point in fiscal 2011. “We expect to see an upturn starting about March with the Civil War sesquicentennial,” said Tourism Director Kristy White. “We have lots of good stuff ahead.” Other sales tax results

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tunity to have worked with them and for the positive things they’ve been able to accomplish for the district. “I’ve certainly enjoyed working with you for the last six years,” he said. Board members praised

him for his commitment to the board and his dependable advice throughout his time on the board. Bowen noted the law allows him six months after starting the job with the district attorney’s office to clear up any ongoing work and shut down his civil

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Massachusetts regiment of the Union Army and won the Medal of Honor for his role in the Battle of Honey Hill. The last will be about Loreta Janeta Velazquez (1842- ca. 1897), a.k.a Lieutenant Harry Buford. The Cuban-born Velazquez wrote a book in which she claimed to have masquer-

aded as a male Confederate soldier and spy during the Civil War. Berry said the Shiloh NPS unit has also submitted other battle-related ideas for possible upcoming cards but they haven’t yet been approved. The whole set is expected to be completed before the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh in April

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pervisor Bobby Mitchell came within a couple hundred votes of winning outright in the first primary. However, “I didn’t stop working during the whole time between the first primary and the second,” Younger recalled. It paid off with a win by a margin of less than 200 votes. Twenty-four years later, he has the dis-

tinction of being the only person to hold the title of tax collector since the tax assessor and tax collector offices were split. Politics was not something he had given any thought prior to getting interested in the tax collector’s office. He recalled being shy in school and credits some involvement in Corinth Theatre-Arts with helping him to get comfortable in front of a crowd. He had the lead role

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in “The Seven-Year Itch.” After six terms in the collector’s office, Younger knows perhaps better than anyone in Alcorn County that people do not like to pay taxes. While he said most people who come into the office are “extremely nice,” he is no stranger to gripes from people handing over their hard-earned money for property taxes and car tags. “A lot of times I feel like they don’t follow through on complaining to the people who could actually do some good,” said Younger. “They complain to us here and vent, and then they don’t go any further with it.” The first year he served, the office collected about $4 million. In the latest fiscal year, the amount was a little more than $21 million. The car tag is one area that he believes needs a change. He said the 1995 legislative credit has been largely offset by rising prices, higher millage rates and the higher sales tax rate. Younger would like to see the county establish a branch location of the collector’s office where car tags could be picked up at a drive-through. And, as the person who has managed the county’s computer systems through the years, he believes the county eventually needs to hire an information technology director. Lining the walls of his office are commissions signed by each governor since Bill Allain. He believes the people of Alcorn County placed their confidence in him through the years, and he speaks with emotion about his appreciation of their trust for a quarter century. After that first election for tax collector, “I got reelected five times without an opponent,” said Younger. “I always joked that it was because nobody wanted to be tax collector. But then when I announced that I wasn’t going to run for reelection, there were nine people decided they wanted to run for it.”

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Deaths Geneva Bates Geneva Mae Davis Bates, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at her home. She was born June 28, 1931, in Alcorn County. She was a member of the Oakleigh Church of Christ. She was a homemaker, a factory worker at Prentiss Manufacturing Company, and a childcare provider. She enjoyed gardening, baking, visiting with friends and famBates ily, walking, reading, word search puzzles, and watching “Wheel of Fortune.” Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Wade Davis officiating. Burial will be in Jacinto Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Hurshel Leonard Bates; two sons, David H. Bates of Booneville and Donnie J. Bates (Susie) of Corinth; a daughter, Debra Bates Gallaher (Darvis) of Corinth; a brother, Wade Davis (Sue) of Jacinto; a sister, Avis Ward of Booneville; a grandson and caregiver, Chris Bates of Booneville; grandsons Josh Bates and Caleb Bates, both of Corinth; granddaughters Jenny Faulkner (John) of Booneville, Camie Jones (Doug) of Tucson, Ariz., and Meagan Gallaher of Corinth; greatgrandchildren, Katie Bates, Cayley Ann Jones, Jada Faulkner, Ainsley Jones, and Kayle Bates; special friends Jennifer Horton, Carrie Ann and Will Horton, and Randy and Rosetta Stubblefield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Irene Davis; two brothers, Clay Davis and Wayne Davis; and two sisters, Mattie Davis Stevens and Mildred Davis. Pallbearers are Larry Stevens, Sidney Stevens, Dale Kendrick, Tim Davis,

Danny Joe Lambert BURNSVILLE — Danny Joe Lambert, 46, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center - Iuka. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home.

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Mike Davis and Larry Lambert. Honorary pallbearers are Ernest Jobe, Elmo Wilson, Louie Dearman, and Randy Stubblefield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Visitation is from 5 until 9 p.m. today.

Alice Gunn Funeral services for Alice Marie Gunn, 45, of Corinth, are set for noon Friday at Central Grove M.B. Church with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery. Ms. Gunn died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of natural causes. Born Dec. 26, 1965, she attended Corinth High School and was an employee of MS Care Center. She was a member of Central Grove M.B. Church, where she was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mattie Mae Gunn; her maternal grandmother, Ora Bell Mason; her paternal grandparents, Isiah and Niccie Gunn; and four grandchildren. Survivors include three sons, Michael J. Gunn of Corinth, Cedric D. Gunn (Vanessa) of Reno, Nev., and Keiosha S. Walker of Corinth; her parents, Bishop Jimmie R. Gunn and Mary Helen Gunn; her brothers, Rodney Herman (Shawn), Dwight Herman (Aricka), and Jason Gunn, all of Corinth, Roderick Herman (Denise) of Baldwyn, and Jimmie Gunn (Caprice) of Evansville, Ind.; her sisters, Elisha Irons (Edwin), Vannis Gunn and Mattie Gunn, all of Corinth, and Rosalyn Gunn of Fort Worth, Texas; and a special friend, Reginal D. Walker. The Rev. Kelvin Cummings will officiate. Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. Grayson Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

es for Angie Deaton, 52, are set for 10 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Mrs. Deaton died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at her residence. She was a member of Grace Bible College in Iuka and was a former cosmetologist. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Wayne Enlow. Survivors include her husband, Roger Deaton of Iuka; one son, Douglas

Deaton (Stephanie) of Ft. Lewis, Wash.; one daughter, Bridgett Deaton-Murphy (Robby) of Iuka; her mother, Martha Belue Enlow of Iuka; one brother, Donathan Enlow of Iuka; one sister, Lisa James (David) of Iuka; and one grandchild, Maribeth Louanne Murphy of Iuka. Bro. Danny Lovelace will officiate.

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Patsy Wright GLEN — Funeral services for Patsy Marea Dotson Wright, 56, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Berea Church of Christ in Burnsville with burial at Harmony Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, with her family by her side at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born June 7, 1955, she was a homemaker. She loved her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Berea Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard H. “Junior” and Louise Bullard Dotson; and a nephew, Stefan Dotson. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Bob Wright of Glen; a son, Will Wright of Corinth; two daughters, Marea Wilson (Tommy) of Corinth, and Sarah Droke (Greg) of Corinth; two grandchildren, Preston Cline and Olivia Wilson; two brothers, Ricky Dotson (Jane) of Burnsville, and Tim Dotson (Amy) of Iuka; two sisters, Linda Wixom (Rick) of Burnsville, Wright and Shirley Venatta (Greg) of Iuka; her nieces and nephews, Bud Dotson, Wes Dotson, Chris McMeans, Brett McMeans, Allison Binion, J.T. Dotson, Richard Williams, Veronica Degraw, Katie Miles, Trey Wright, Zack Nordan, Lee Nordan; a host of great-nieces and great-nephews; her aunts and uncles, Moise Johnson, Ramona Caveness, Johnnie Ruth Robertson and Franklin Dotson; her great aunts, Eunice Robinson and Justine Hudson; other relatives and a host of friends. Pallbearers are Bud Dotson, Wes Dotson, Ronnie Garrett, Michael Knight, John Gaines and Ronnie Degraw. services for Leon “Jabbo” Jones, 77, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Jones died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born Feb. 8, 1934. He was a cabinet finisher for Cogbill Cabinets in Memphis, Tenn., for 24 years. He also worked at Wurlitzer for 10 years. He was a member of Hatchie Chapel.

Honorary pallbearers are Richard Williams, Brett McMeans, J.T. Dotson and Chris McMeans. Minister Jim Estes and Tommy Wilson will officiate. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at Berea Church of Christ in Burnsville. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John E. Stanford Funeral services with military honors for John E. Stanford, 87, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones, Bro. Scott Brady and Bro. David George officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Mr. Stanford died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Heath Center. He was a barber for 63 years and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid sports fan, a former scout master and a Gideon. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearlee Stanford. He was the last of seven brother and sisters. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Leota Mullins Stanford; sons Larry (Freda) Stanford and Garry Stanford, both of Corinth, grandchildren Cynthia Wilson, Robert Stanford, Lee Longoria, Katelin Wigington, Brooklyn Raines and Tyler Raines; and one great-grandchild, Noel Wilson. Pallbearers are Leiman Wilbanks, David George, Neal Thompson, Steve Thompson, Sylvester Lester and Gerald Wegman. Honorary pallbearers are Sandy Williams, Joe Vann, Bill Glissen and the McDonald’s breakfast coffee group. Visitation is Friday from 12 noon until service time. On-line condolences: memorialcorinth.com

Survivors include his sons, Bobby Jones (Glenda) of Ripley, Dennis Jones (Nancy) of Walnut and Gary Jones (Becky) of Walnut; daughters Anita Clingan (Danny) of Iuka and Lisa Humbers (Mike) of Walnut; grandchildren Angie Russell (Tracy), Sandra Jones (Steve), Greg Jones, Jimmy Lee Jones, Doris Carol Jones, Gerald Wade Jones, Joey Jones (Tiffany), Christy Jones, Andrea Jones,

Katie Jones and Luke Clingan (Mandy); 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Dale Jones; a grandson, Justin Jones; and his parents, Theodore and Girtie Thrasher Jones. Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until service time at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

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immediate attention for the best possible outcome, and some may not be as time-sensitive. Consulting with your veterinarian in the event of a poisoning is the best option.” Decorations, including ornamental plants, often can be the cause for holiday trips to the emergency veterinary clinic. “It is a safe bet that most ornamental plants that folks have around during the holidays are somewhat toxic, but some very popular holiday plants are extremely toxic, such as lilies,” Phillips said. In fact, many common

holiday foods, plants and products are quite dangerous for pets, Ray said. “The most common poisonings reported in companion animals include human foods such as onions, chocolate, rai-

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placing food gifts under the tree even if wrapped, and not using tinsel around cats. “Pets are curious, and during the holidays we have all kinds of unusual things around the house,”

Phillips said. “I tell people to think of it like they are going to baby-proof a house. You are going to do the same kind of thing for your pet during the holidays — and the rest of the year.”

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Barbour’s view of issues on target Gov. Haley Barbour has been traveling around the state giving his view of important issues. . . . Barbour may be one of the most effective governors Mississippi has ever produced. His achievements are many. For example, his administrative skills and political genius and ability to persuade lawmakers were on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That worst storm in history was a perfect storm for Barbour and Mississippi when it came to rebuilding the state from disaster. Barbour was able to use this contacts and political abilities to help the state as it sought to recover and rebuild from this disaster. Politically, Barbour turned a constitutionally weak office of the governor into a powerful one by sheer dint of his own prowess. The priorities he presents today are on target, but the governor’s reflections show the depth of the ongoing, deep issues involving education, health care, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy and other issues associated with poverty that have long plagued the state. His call for more church involvement, personal responsibility and reaffirming values that build families and promote individual success are points well taken. Finding solutions to Mississippi’s deep social and economic problems will take efforts that go beyond government programs. However, solid public policy also must lay the groundwork for family stability, community health and individual success. Mississippi desperately needs to provide better educational opportunity for all, including early-childhood education. Mississippi needs better job training, which Barbour has done much to achieve already. The state needs better health care. Most of all, Mississippi needs leadership at every level to keep talking and keep pushing for ideas to move the state forward. That is why it is good that Barbour, as he approaches the end of his time in office, is not just talking about what he sees as his achievements, but also issues that remain. Mississippi has a new set of state leaders who will face this list of old problems. Progress depends on facing them squarely. Regardless of political philosophy, that is an approach new leaders can take from Barbour. — The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson

Bryant wants to be ‘the big idea governor’ So far, Phil Bryant is saying all the right things as he prepares to become Mississippi’s governor in a couple of weeks. He told an assembly at a policy meeting in Jackson that he wants to be “the big idea governor.” Like many of the state’s residents, Bryant believes in Mississippi. He told the 200 people at the meeting Dec. 15 that he didn’t run for office to say, “Let’s be mediocre.” Bryant has already made a wise suggestion that the various medical centers in Jackson should work together to turn the capital city into a regional medical hub. The Republican said the state should expand its medical services, increase energy production, strengthen its manufacturing base and reduce its teen pregnancy rate. Those are all fine goals, but enhancing medical services may be the easiest one to accomplish. If history is a guide, it will be most difficult to reduce the number of teen pregnancies. Making Bryant’s task more difficult is the fact that a tough economy is the wrong environment to encourage the big-idea, longterm work of which Bryant speaks. Lawmakers who have been grappling with shrinking revenues the past few years have been told to expect even less next year. They will be struggling to maintain current programs, much less add new ones. Bryant’s own Republican Party, though, will be in charge of both the House and Senate. It will be interesting to see how much of the budget goes toward ideas such as the ones the incoming governor is discussing. —The Greenwood Commonwealth

Prayer for today Loving God, help us continue without looking back, to move ahead toward the goal of God’s calling in Jesus Christ. Amen.

A verse to share And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. — Luke 2: 8-9

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Barbour’s legacy is dominant GOP STARKVILLE — sanity to mass tort Gov. Haley Barbour litigation in the state leaves office next while victims seeking month with a powerto hold big business ful legacy that means accountable when different things to difthey sought compenferent people. sation in the courts Democrats will re- Sid Salter will remember Barmember Barbour as a Columnist bour as one who igpolitical warrior who nored their interests. over his two terms in office But the majority of Misled a political revolt that sissippi -- a majority that robbed them of the last bas- twice elected Barbour govtion of power they had in ernor -- will remember Barstate government -- the state bour much as the rest of the House of Representatives. country remembers him. Advocates for the poor They will remember strong, and for the teacher unions decisive leadership in the will remember Barbour as wake of Hurricane Katrina cold and indifferent to their and other disasters -- and causes. Many members of they will remember Barthe state’s Public Employ- bour who left the state’s Reees Retirement System will publican Party not merely remember Barbour as one competitive in the two-parwho tried to take the retire- ty system, but dominant. Here’s one writer’s take ment security they believe they were promised in ex- on Barbour’s two terms in change for some of the low- office: Mississippi was forest state employee wages in tunate in the extreme to the nation. The state’s hos- have Haley Barbour -- the Washingpitals will remember him as consummate their worst nightmare. ton insider and one of the Trial lawyers will re- world’s best lobbyists -- as member him as one led our governor after Hurrithe charge to break up the cane Katrina. Barbour knew “magic jurisdictions” bring where the spigots were in

Washington to turn on the federal dollars and knew how to turn them on fast and to get the maximum amount of money possible headed to Mississippi. That is not to discount the fact that U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran was chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee at the time or the contributions of the rest of the state’s congressional delegation. But Barbour’s mastery of the federal bureaucracy and his personal relationship with former President George W. Bush that put Mississippi ahead of the game in terms of relief and recovery from Katrina. There is an intrinsic value in the governor of a small, poor state knowing exactly what relief to request and to whom to make that request -- and to have a relationship in place to ease the transaction. That was Haley Barbour’s great gift as Mississippi governor in times of crisis. From a political standpoint, Barbour was a force of nature in Jackson, more often than not winning political battles that he didn’t

have the constitutional power as governor to win. But Barbour understood party discipline and how to bring pressure to bear against friend and foe alike. Two moments during his tenure I will remember -first, I remember the quiet rush of tears to his eyes when surveying the enormity of the damage on the Gulf Coast after Katrina from the air. Second, I remember the cold resolve in those same eyes during a particularly contentious moment during the “hospital tax” fight when a political foe threatened dire political retribution if Barbour didn’t relent on a key policy point. Barbour said: “Look, you be for what you’re for. I can assure that’s exactly what I’m going to do -- and we’ll still be friends when this is over with.” As in most cases over his eight years in office, Barbour won the policy point. Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 601-507-8004 or sidsalter@sidsalter.com.

There is no joy in the death of an atheist make Him into their Perhaps not since image. What kind of Madalyn Murray God would that be? O’Hair and Carl SaHe would be their gan has there been equal and, thus, not such an “evangelical” God at all. atheist as Christopher Evidence, alone, Hitchens, the writer Cal has never moved and social commenThomas anyone from unbelief tator who died last to faith. If proof were week after a long and Columnist enough, all of the public battle with unbelieving contemesophageal cancer. Hitchens railed against poraries of Jesus (and Mothose who believe in God. ses) would have believed in While an original writer, God because of the miracles and smart, there was noth- they performed. Two peoing original about his unbe- ple presented with exactly lief. Such views have been the same information can expressed since the dawn respond in opposite ways. of humanity. They have also Faith is not based solely on been answered by some of facts. It is a gift from a God the wisest people who have who exists. Hitchens wrote a book ever lived. There is a difference between “smart” and called “God is Not Great.” “wise.” As that Scripture in It’s a clever title, but how which Hitchens disbelieved would he have known, since says, “The fear of the Lord is they had not been properly the beginning of wisdom.” introduced? C.S. Lewis, once an athe(Proverbs 9:10) I have always found athe- ist and thus conversant ists to be interesting people with the subject, wrote after because they just may be his conversion, “I believe in the world’s smallest mi- Christianity as I believe that nority group, one that gets the sun has risen. Not only smaller still as its mem- because I see it, but because bers pass on and meet God by it I see everything else.” Some people exist, howface to face. Still, atheists demand physical proof of ever nervously, believing God’s existence, as if they that this life is all there is. could bring God down and The late singer Peggy Lee

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put the result of such faith this way: “Is that all there is? If that’s all there is to life, then let’s break out the booze and have a ball, if that’s all there is.” Why contribute to charity, or perform other good deeds? Without a source to inspire charity, such acts are sentimental affectations, devoid of meaning and purpose. If survival of the fittest is the rule, let only the fit survive. That was the sentiment of Ebenezer Scrooge before his visitation by those three spirits and his subsequent transformation. Let the poor and starving die, he said, “...and decrease the surplus population.” Who is to say such a notion is wrong without a standard by which to judge wrong. To object to God is to create morality from a Gallup Poll. In Gallup We Trust doesn’t have the same authority. Hitchens was a gifted writer, but who gave him the gift? Why was he not a gifted actor, surgeon or athlete? Why was he not talentless? Was it an evolutionary accident, which would mean his gift and his life were meaningless and

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merely a “chasing after the wind”? (See Ecclesiastes) Apparently he thought so. An atheist will tell you he doesn’t need God in order to be good, or perform good works. Maybe not, but the very notion of “good” must have both a definition and a definer. “Only God is good,” said Jesus. (Mark 10:18) Who is the author of evil? And if God is nonexistent, why do we call it evil? Is one person’s evil another person’s good? Does such a view lead to ethics that must inevitably be situational? Scripture warns, “The fool has said in his heart ‘there is no God.’” (Psalm 14:1) In this season when many celebrate the object of their faith, there is no joy in the death of one who had faith that God does not exist. Hitchens now knows the truth and that can only be the worst possible news for him. As for the atheists still with us, Christmas is a reminder there is still time to believe and receive the ultimate gift. Readers may e-mail Cal Thomas at tmseditors@tribune.com.

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JACKSON — Mississippi’s casinos won $165.8 million from gamblers in November, down nearly 8 percent from $179.6 million in 2010’s same month. The 19 river casinos won $84.7 million, down 10 percent from $93.9 million in November 2010, according to Mississippi Department of Revenue figures. Winnings at the 11 Mississippi coast casinos totaled $81.1 million, down 5 percent from $85.6 million the previous November. River casino winnings are down 12 percent through the first 11 months of the year. That partly reflects the heavy impact of flooding in May and June in that region. Gulf casino winnings are now down 1 percent for the year, with a poor second half of 2011 wiping out gains from earlier. Statewide, gross revenue is down 7 percent for the year, to $2.05

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven aldermen met in closed session Tuesday night to discuss $44,000 in receipts from meals and other items Mayor Greg Davis charged to the city. The Commercial Appeal reports the officials didn’t reveal what they discussed. Davis repaid about $96,000 of the more than $170,000 the state auditor demanded he return to the city for personal expenses he billed to taxpayers. Davis said last week that he’s gay after the receipts reviewed by auditors and aldermen, and obtained by The Commercial Appeal, showed he charged the city for thousands of dollars of food and liquor and for an unspecified $67 purchase at a gay sex shop in Canada. Davis says he’ll miss the Jan. 3 city board meeting because he’ll be on vacation.

Life sentence handed down in 2010 slaying CLEVELAND — A Bolivar County man has been sentenced to life in prison for murder in an incident that occurred on Christmas Eve 2010. The Bolivar Commercial reports that 61-yearold Prentiss Earl Smith was convicted this past week in the shooting death of 60-year-old Albert Smith Jr. and the wounding of 55-year-old Derba Smith at a Cleveland home. Circuit Judge Johnnie Walls also sentenced Prentiss Smith to a concurrent 20-year term for aggravated assault in the wounding of Derba Smith. Police say the victims were Prentiss Smith’s brother and sister-in-law.  

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; House and Senate leaders traded demands Wednesday but remained mired in a bitter holiday-season stalemate that is threatening 160 million workers with Jan. 1 tax increases and millions of the longterm unemployed with an end to their benefits. In a letter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Speaker John Boehner to bring House lawmakers back to Washington and approve a bipartisan measure the Senate approved overwhelmingly last weekend. That bill would extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for two months, giving bargainers time to agree to a more expensive, yearlong measure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because we have a responsibility to assure middle-class families that their taxes will not go up while we work out our differences, we must pass this immediate extension first,â&#x20AC;? wrote Reid, D-Nev. Minutes later, Boehner, R-Ohio, and other top House Republicans invited reporters into a meeting where they urged

Reid to bring senators back to town so they can negotiate over a yearlong extension of the tax cut and jobless benefits. The bill would also postpone a scheduled Jan. 1 cut of 27 percent in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for is to get Senate members over here to work with us to resolve our differences so we can do what everybody wants to,â&#x20AC;? Boehner said. President Barack Obama and leaders of both parties want to extend the tax cuts and jobless benefits and prevent the cut in doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reimbursements for an entire year. Most lawmakers have left Washington for the Christmas and New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday, but could quickly return to vote on any agreement. The back and forth underscored a pressurepacked partisan fight, being waged on the eve of a presidential and congressional election year, in which neither side is showing any indication of give. In a moment of political theater, Democrats tried to get the House to consider the two-month extension of the payroll tax

cut as the chamber convened for a ceremonial session at which no formal business was scheduled. But acting speaker Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., adjourned the chamber and walked out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Speaker, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re walking out. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re walking away just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayersâ&#x20AC;? and others, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, shouted to an empty chair where the House presiding officer sits. Republicans also came under pressure from their own usual allies when an opinion article on the Wall Street Journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conservative editorial page accused the GOP of botching the fight over the payroll tax cut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Republicans would do best to cut their losses and find a way to extend the payroll holiday quickly,â&#x20AC;? the editors wrote. On Tuesday, the House voted 229-193 to kill the Senate measure. Afterward, Obama signaled heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use his presidential megaphone to try to force Republicans controlling the House into submission.

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NORWICH, Conn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Tis the season for a Connecticut man to propose to his girlfriend using a holiday light display. Jeremy Wilcox tells the Norwich Bulletin newspaper he and his mother spent about two hours putting the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will you marry me?â&#x20AC;? in lights across a fence at the family home, which has traditionally been decorated with elaborate holiday scenes during

the Christmas season. He popped the question to Elizabeth Caron on Dec. 10 by lighting up his proposal as she was viewing the decorations. He asked Caron to close her eyes while he plugged in the lights. When she opened them, he was on one knee holding the engagement ring. She said yes. They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set a wedding date.

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SANTAQUIN, Utah â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Utah man who won a $380,000 Lamborghini in a convenience store chainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest crashed the sports car six hours after he got it. The lime green Murcielago Roadster was set

to leave for a Las Vegas body shop Wednesday for repairs, just days after Santaquin resident David Dopp won it in Maverik storesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joe Schmo to Lamboâ&#x20AC;? contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday,â&#x20AC;? Dopp said.

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PIMCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view of 2012

The mutual fund company PIMCO, which manages $1 trillion in assets, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy about making the big picture look bleak. Not long after the financial crisis hit in 2008, PIMCO laid out a gloomy forecast for the years to come: Debt that piled up over the boom years would hurt the U.S. and Europe. PIMCO turned out to be right. Its view of the year ahead? Everything again hinges on Europe. Tony Crescenzi, a PIMCO market strategist, spoke with The Associated Press about what the company expects: Like the second half of this year. That means people will be buying Treasurys. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the big beneficiary again as people flee other assets. You want bonds that will behave well in a risky environment. For instance, Canadian government bonds, the U.K. gilt market, Australia, sshorter maturities in the Brazilian market. And German Germ m government bonds. ... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect continued strength strre in the dollar.

How do you imagine 2012 will be different from 2011? The world is playing a game of hot potato right now. There are more and more banks and investors seeking to sell assets and more assets seen as toxic. So you have more hot potatoes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; such b and Eurobt as, European bank debt pean government debt.. The only player with oven mitts iss the Euut itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ropean Central Bank, b but e of last er refusing to be the lender e time, resort. And at the same there are fewer and fewer w wer places to hide from market arrket volatility. Even gold in recent n days nt has lost some of its luster stter as a store of value. This environment v vironment is likely to linger into 2012. 012.

PIMCO is credited wit th popularizing the idea with that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;new normal.â&#x20AC;? n Can you explain it to us? We had years of de b built up at the household debt level to buy homes, ca ar and other things. Now cars consumers are having tto pay down their debts. ... a situation. The deleveragBanks have had a simil similar ng down debt, has shifted ing, this process of payin paying from the private sector tto the public sector. You layofff of teachers and other see this with the layoffs workke Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see this more government workers. forcefully in 2 2013 when the federal govern n governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s automatic spending ccuts kick in. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going o be fiscal austerity that to h harms economic growth. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get worse. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playing out already in Europe.

This year, when Greece ec ce or Italy were struggling with their t debts, everybody bought dollars ollars and U.S. Treasurys and n nd sold stocks. In 2012, do you expect markets will react like they did this year? Photo: PIMCO

Matthew Craft â&#x20AC;˘ AP

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PE Last Chg ... 5.42 -.09 15 17.69 +.41 26 123.21 +.21 31 13.84 +.18 14 54.19 -.17 10 23.68 -.16 11 19.40 -.55 17 73.05 +.45 13 24.48 +.50 18 25.96 +.23 19 99.20 +.38 16 29.42 +.18 18 11.79 -.02 21 34.61 +1.17 8 16.77 -.03 17 66.04 +.51 ... 6.05 +.07 6 9.31 -.07 25 4.22 +.12 7 2042.56 -46.44 ... 44.88 -1.19 19 87.45 +.60 45 1.79 -.04

MARKET SUMMARY NYSE

AMEX

NASDAQ

MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) MOST ACTIVE ($1 OR MORE) Name

Vol (00)

BkofAm 1980868 S&P500ETF1693606 GenElec 777335 SPDR Fncl 764174 FordM 552681

Last

Chg

Name

5.23 124.17 17.69 12.79 10.66

+.06 +.24 +.41 +.07 +.33

BarcUBS36 GoldStr g NwGold g VantageDrl CheniereEn

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Name

Last

DelphiFn ShawGrp CobaltIEn DrxHcrBull BeazHEqU

44.00 26.30 15.43 33.87 11.26

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LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name

Last

PrUltVixST CSVS2xVxS ProsHldg VMware C-TrCVOL

11.08 29.03 15.31 76.85 28.41

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Vol (00)

26997 42.13 26482 1.73 25998 10.31 22315 1.14 19029 8.38

1,866 1,169 103 3,138 141 29 3,509,991,181

Chg

Name

+.32 +.03 +.12 +.05 +.05

Oracle 1767027 RschMotn 694368 PwShs QQQ 640539 Microsoft 628252 Cisco 564326

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE) Name

Last

FieldPnt BioTime OrionEngy Banro g TrioTch

3.65 6.02 2.88 3.48 2.35

Chg %Chg +.51 +16.2 +.55 +10.1 +.26 +9.9 +.25 +7.7 +.15 +6.8

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name

Last

Aerosonic MAG Slv g HstnAEn HaderaPap InvCapHld

DIARY Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last

Chg %Chg

2.67 -.17 6.39 -.38 11.41 -.63 37.41 -1.99 3.90 -.20

-6.0 -5.6 -5.2 -5.1 -4.9

Vol (00)

The Commerce Department's third report on how much the economy grew during the summer is expected to match its second estimate a month ago. The government said the economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 percent in the JulySeptember period, lower than an initial 2.5 percent estimate a month earlier. Many businesses reduced their stockpiles, leading to weaker inventory data. Regardless, economists are predicting stronger GDP growth for the fourth quarter.

25.77 -3.40 13.78 +1.26 55.13 -.80 25.76 -.26 17.92 -.49

Name

Last

CmcFstBcp Westway Delcath SMF Engy FSI Intl

Chg %Chg

13.21 +5.46 +70.5 5.90 +1.42 +31.7 2.42 +.43 +21.6 2.69 +.38 +16.5 3.49 +.49 +16.3

LOSERS ($2 OR MORE) Name

Last

AmpioPhm CommVlt HorizPh n CarrollB Oracle

Chg %Chg

4.35 -.96 -18.1 40.39 -5.93 -12.8 4.62 -.63 -12.0 2.94 -.39 -11.7 25.77 -3.40 -11.7

DIARY 234 206 45 485 14 14 67,520,383

GDP steady in 3Q

Chg

GAINERS ($2 OR MORE)

DIARY Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Last

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

1,250 1,288 152 2,690 50 63 1,811,166,268

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IntlStk d

12.15 -0.05 -13.3

LatinAm d

38.72 -0.21 -25.4

MidCapVa

21.11 +0.18 -6.1

MidCpGr

52.18 -0.15 -2.2

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41.70 +0.29 -15.8

NewHoriz

30.91 -0.12 +6.2

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9.62 -0.02 +5.5 7.20 -0.03 -11.6

R2015 x

11.48 -0.27 -1.2

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11.47 -0.22 -3.0

R2035 x

11.54 -0.18 -4.3

Rtmt2010 x 14.90 -0.41 -0.3 Rtmt2020 x 15.76 -0.34 -2.1 Rtmt2030 x 16.38 -0.28 -3.6 Rtmt2040 x 16.40 -0.25 -4.5 ShTmBond SmCpStk

4.81

4 percent, annual rate 3.8 3

3.1 2.0 (est.)

2.6 2 1.7 1.3

1 0.4

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2010 2011

The holidays used to be a boom time in the greeting card business. But card maker American Greetings went into the final months of this year with a cautious outlook because of uncertainty over the economy and its impact on consumers. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue has grown this year, but demand for greeting cards remains a question as more people rely on e-mail or social networking sites rather than buying paper cards.

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12.24 -0.03 +3.4

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-12.4

23.73 -0.02 -14.5

IntlValI d 24.27 -0.03 -14.2 Tweedy, Browne GlobVal d Vanguard

22.42 +0.02 -5.9

500Adml

115.14 +0.23 +0.9

500Inv

115.10 +0.22 +0.8

BalIdxAdm

21.72

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21.73 +0.01 +3.4

CAITAdml

+3.4

11.33

+9.8

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15.42 +0.04 +8.3

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71.03 -0.10 -2.6

ExtdIdAdm

39.51 +0.10 -4.3

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39.51 +0.09 -4.2

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11.17 -0.01 +7.3

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31.60 -0.13 +0.9

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31.60 -0.13 +0.9

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5.65

+6.2

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+6.3

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10.04 -0.02 +6.7

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10.04 -0.02 +6.6

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12.14 -0.02 +9.4

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28.26 -0.09+13.7

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11.51 -0.04+13.7

InflaPro

14.39 -0.04+13.6

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114.39 +0.23 +0.9

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114.39 +0.22 +0.9

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28.14 +0.05 -0.1

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16.14 -0.08 -14.8

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27.16 -0.07 -15.5

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10.20 -0.09+15.1

LifeCon

16.28 -0.01 +1.0

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21.21 +0.02 -3.2

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19.29

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19.65 +0.02 -3.2

-0.6

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19.73 +0.02 -3.1

Morg

17.40 -0.15 -3.5

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+10.4

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13.98

+9.1

MuIntAdml

13.98

+9.2

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11.29

+10.3

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+3.6

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+1.6

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61.18 -0.23 -2.7

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10.64 -0.01 +2.7

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10.62 -0.01 +1.7

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10.83 -0.01 +2.2

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18.72 +0.12 -0.2

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33.61 +0.12 -3.3

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33.68 +0.11 -3.1

Star

18.86 -0.05 -0.2

TgtRe2010

22.91 -0.01 +2.7

TgtRe2015

12.52 -0.01 +0.8

TgtRe2020

22.03

TgtRe2030

21.19 +0.01 -2.3

TgtRe2035

12.66 +0.01 -3.3

TgtRe2040

20.73 +0.02 -3.6

TgtRe2045

13.02 +0.01 -3.6

-0.3

TgtRetInc

11.61 -0.01 +4.7

Tgtet2025

12.45

TotBdAdml

11.00 -0.03 +7.1

TotBdInst

11.00 -0.03 +7.1

-1.3

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12.90 -0.01 -15.6

TotStIAdm

30.96 +0.06

TotStIIns

30.96 +0.06

TotStISig

29.88 +0.06

TotStIdx

30.95 +0.06 -0.1

WellsI

22.69 +0.01 +8.5

WellsIAdm

54.96 +0.01 +8.6

Welltn

31.22 +0.02 +2.6

WelltnAdm

53.93 +0.04 +2.7

WndsIIAdm 45.73 +0.22 +1.5 Wndsr

12.72 +0.04 -5.2

WndsrAdml 42.94 +0.13 -5.1 WndsrII 25.76 +0.12 +1.4 Waddell & Reed Adv AccumA m

7.29 +0.01 -2.6

SciTechA m 8.81 -0.05 -7.2 Yacktman Focused d 18.75 +0.04 +6.1 Yacktman d 17.52 +0.05 +5.9

Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close: $17.13 52-week price range: $15.20

+1.4

31.14 +0.09 -0.4

Caution in the cards?

GDP

0

Thursday, December 22, 2011

$24.84

Operating EPS 3Q â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10 0.78 3Q â&#x20AC;&#x2122;11 (est) 0.81 P/E (based on last 12 monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; results) 7 Source: FactSet


Sports

8 • Daily Corinthian

Local Schedule 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) AC-Trezevant, 5:30 (WXRZ) (B) AC-Corinth, 7 (WXRZ) 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, December 22, 2011

Baylor’s RG3 is AP player of year ... My goal was to come back better, not only for myself, but for my teammates.” Goal accomplished for Griffin, Griffin who exceled while raising Baylor out of the Big 12 basement. Already the winner of the Heisman Trophy and Davey O’Brien Award, Griffin won AP Player of the Year on Wednesday. The aspiring lawyer, who

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WACO, Texas — Robert Griffin III played football for years simply because he was good at it. Then Baylor’s exciting dual-threat quarterback tore the ACL in his right knee and missed the last nine games of the 2009 season. While stuck on the sideline watching, he realized just how much he loved the game. “After a knee injury like that, a lot of times you see guys come back and it’s not the same,” Griffin said. “So I didn’t want that to be attached to me, great player, got hurt, never was the same.

arrived at Baylor nearly four years ago as a 17-yearkid after graduating high school early, is the nation’s most efficient passer this season, throwing for 3,998 yards with a Big 12-leading 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also ran for 644 yards and nine more scores. Baylor (9-3) has a fivegame winning streak, its longest in 20 years, going into the Alamo Bowl next week. With a win over Washington, the 15th-ranked Bears would match the school record of 10 wins set during Mike Singletary’s senior season in 1980.

In his comeback from injury last year, after getting a medical redshirt that means he’s now a fourth-year junior, Griffin helped lead the Bears to their first Top 25 ranking since 1993 and their first bowl game in the Big 12 era. Baylor hadn’t even had a winning season in the first 14 Big 12 seasons. That year on the sideline was the toughest for Griffin and the Bears, who went from big expectations to another losing record without their star quarterback. “You miss out making plays Please see GRIFFIN | 9

Alcorn Co. boys statistics Through games of Dec. 20

Standings Team Corinth Biggersville Central Kossuth

W-L . 9-1 10-2 6-6 2-7

Pct Streak .900 Won 9 .833 Won 5 .500 Won 2 .222 Lost 3

 Team Offense 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 Middle School (G) Center Hill-Franklin Co., 11 a.m. (B) Center Hill-Kingsbury, 12:30 (G) Corinth-TCPS, 2 (B) Kossuth-Trezevant, 3:30 (G) Kossuth-Hardin Co., 5 Kiwanis Christmas Classic Northeast MS Community College (B) Houston-Water Valley, 2:30 (G) Houston-Holly Springs, 4 (G) Pine Grove-Nettleton, 5:30 (B) Olive Branch-Aberdeen, 7 (B) Pine Grove-Nettleton, 8:30 Booneville High School (B) Shannon-Ripley, 2:30 (G) Olive Branch-Ripley, 4 (G) Booneville-Water Valley, 5:30 (B) North Pontotoc-Holly Springs, 7 (B) Booneville-Bruce, 8:30 Baldwyn Rotary Classic Biggersville McNairy Christmas Classic  

Friday, Dec. 30 Basketball Kiwanis Christmas Classic Northeast MS Community College (G) Olive Branch-South Pontotoc, 2:30 (B) Ripley-South Pontotoc, 4 (B) Olive Branch-Shannon, 5:30 (G) Ripley-Baldwyn, 7 (B) North Pontotoc-Mooreville, 8:30 Booneville High School (G) Nettleton-Calhoun City, 2:30 (B) Houston-Nettleton, 4 (B) Biggersville-Calhoun City, 5:30 (G) Booneville-Houston, 7 (B) Booneville-Aberdeen, 8:30 McNairy Christmas Classic

Tuesday, Jan. 3 Basketball Thrasher @ Central, 6 Blue Mountain @ Biggersville, 6 Corinth @ Shannon, 6 Kossuth @ Lewisburg, 6 Falkner @ Walnut, 6 Chester Co. @ McNairy, 6

Shorts Courtside Seats The Alcorn County Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 5-7. A limited number of courtside seats are available for $40 each. These are a reserved seat for all games. Form more information, call Sam Tull, Sr. at 287-4477.  

1st Pitch Banquet The New Site Royals Baseball team is pleased to announce Ole Miss Rebels 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 p.m. 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.

Team Biggersville Corinth Central Kossuth

G Pts. Hi Avg. 12 911 93 75.9 10 758 96 75.8 12 799 98 66.6 9 477 64 53.0

Team Defense Team Corinth Biggersville Central Kossuth

G Pts. Hi Avg. 10 510 65 51.0 12 728 75 60.7 12 728 80 60.7 9 577 91 64.1

Team 3-Pointers Team Corinth Central Biggersville Kossuth

G 10 12 12 9

3s 70 65 48 23

Hi 12 10 9 6

Avg. 7.00 5.42 4.00 2.56

Individual Scoring Player

G Pts. Hi Avg.

Jordan Wyke, A Dexter Stafford, B Eric Richardson, C Josh Whitaker, K Trevor Smith, A Deione Weeks, C Raheem Sorrell, C Heath Wood, K Trae Bain, A Jacob Wilcher, K Jordan Brawner, K Blake Anderson, B Tevin Watson, B Jazz Garner, C Darrien Williams, B Preston Cline, A Desmin Harris, C Daniel Simmons, B Darien Barnett, B Blake Nethery, K Jeremy Powers, A Kend. Williams, C Jay Moore, A Jose Contreras, C Jaylon Gaines, B Marton. Watson, B Tyler Jones, K Tyler Mercer, K Forrest Crumby, A Dondre Green, C Jon. Lancaster, A Luke Maddox, A Emman. Simmons, B Darius Herman, C

10 12 10 9 12 10 10 5 12 1 9 12 12 10 11 12 9 12 12 5 12 10 6 10 12 12 8 9 11 10 11 9 12 6

179 208 164 134 161 134 123 61 144 11 94 115 102 76 78 82 57 74 68 26 61 50 28 45 54 51 33 37 43 39 41 32 38 18

30 26 23 22 26 23 21 18 23 11 19 26 26 17 16 15 9 13 15 10 11 15 11 7 12 16 7 10 7 8 14 13 9 8

17.9 17.3 16.4 14.9 13.4 13.4 12.3 12.2 12.0 11.0 10.4 9.6 8.5 7.6 7.1 6.8 6.3 6.2 5.7 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.0

Staff Photo by James McQuaid Murphy

Alcorn Central’s Jordan Wyke (left) leads all Alcorn County boys in scoring and three-point field goals per game.

 Individual 3-Pointers Player Jordan Wyke, A Eric Richardson, C Heath Wood, K Trae Bain, A Jazz Garner, C Desmin Harris, C Blake Anderson, B Tevin Watson, B Luke Maddox, A Darius Herman, C Jay Moore, A Darrien Williams, B Jordan Brawner, K

G 10 10 5 12 10 9 12 12 9 6 6 11 9

91 -- Central @ Kossuth, Dec. 13 90 -- BHS vs Thrasher, Dec. 13 86 -- BHS vs Pine Grove, Dec. 9 86 -- CHS @ Tish County, Nov. 29 85 -- BHS vs J’town (Thrasher), Nov. 17 83 -- BHS vs Falkner, Dec. 16 82 -- BHS @ Wheeler, Dec. 2 82 -- CHS vs Okolona (Houston), Nov. 26

3s Hi Avg. 30 6 3.00 26 5 2.60 9 4 1.80 20 5 1.67 16 5 1.60 13 3 1.44 17 4 1.42 14 6 1.17 7 3 0.78 4 2 0.67 4 2 0.67 7 4 0.64 5 3 0.56

Top Team Games 98 -- Central vs Wheeler, Nov. 8 96 -- CHS vs Itawamba, Dec. 6 93 -- CHS vs Pontotoc, Dec. 9 93 -- BHS @ Jumpertown, Nov. 29 92 -- BHS @ Thrasher, Nov. 18

Top Individual Games 30 -- Wyke (A) vs Biggersville, Dec. 3 28 -- Wyke (A) @ Southaven, Nov. 21 28 -- Wyke (A) @ Falkner, Nov. 17 26 -- Smith (A) @ New Site, Dec. 2 26 -- Watson (B) @ Jumpertown, Nov. 29 26 -- Stafford (B) vs Thrasher, Nov. 18 26 -- Anderson (B) vs J’town (Thr.), Nov. 17 24 -- Stafford (B) @ Wheeler, Dec. 2 23 -- Weeks (C) @ Amory, Dec. 16 23 -- Bain (A) vs Marshall Acd., Dec. 10 23 -- Richardson (C) Okolona (Hou.), Nov. 26

Former prep standout sued for sexual harassment The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis on Wednesday, alleging Ellis — a former prep star at Lanier High School in Jackson -sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals. In her lawsuit, which also names the team, Erika Ross Smith alleges Ellis began sending her several dozen explicit messages, sometimes several times a day, starting in November 2010 while she worked for the team’s community relations department. The messages included lines such as, “I want to be with you,” and “Hey Sexy,” and periodically asked her what she was wearing or do-

ing, according to the lawsuit. Smith would often reply with “What do you want?” or “I am sleeping,” the lawsuit claims. “On a micro level, my client has endured unwanted harassment, has suffered and continues to suffer emotional distress and trauma,” her attorney, Burt Boltuch, said at a news conference in his Oakland office. “On a macro level, this type of conduct, especially in the sports world, must stop. “She was embarrassed. She was intimidated. She felt scared and helpless.” Boltuch said his client rejected Ellis’ advances and feared that no one would believe her. Boltuch also showed a photo of what he said was Ellis’ genitalia that the guard allegedly sent to

Smith’s work-issued cellphone on Dec. 17, 2010, a day after he complained to the team about her job performance. When questioned if the photo came from Ellis, Boltuch responded, “We know it came from him.” Rick Welts, the Warriors’ president and chief operating officer, said in a prepared statement Wednesday that the organization takes all harassment allegations seriously. “When we were made aware of a consensual relationship between Mr. Ellis and the Plaintiff, we did what an organization should do. We told both to stop — promptly, directly and fairly,” Welts said. “The Warriors have never taken any action against the Plaintiff for any

inappropriate reason, and we deny the allegations she is making.” Boltuch rejected the team’s claim. “It was absolutely, unequivocally 100 percent not consensual,” Boltuch said. “And if it was, why was my client’s job duties removed and nothing was done to Mr. Ellis? To me that smacks of sexual harassment.” Ellis’ agent, Jeffrey Fried, said Wednesday that he was en route to Oakland and didn’t immediately have a comment. According to the lawsuit, the Warriors changed Smith’s job description and eventually fired her after Ellis’ wife, Juanika Ellis, learned of the texts and complained to team Please see ELLIS | 9


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Monta Ellis of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday. Ellis is accused of sexual harrassment of a team employee.

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executives in January. Smith said she told team executives that Monta Ellis told her he was using a â&#x20AC;&#x153;secret cellular phoneâ&#x20AC;? that was being kept by the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equipment manager and was in the name of a third party. Smith, who has worked in similar jobs with the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns, said Wednesday that it was tough to go public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty hard because I knew that essentially my career is over and it would be hard to re-establish myself after working so hard throughout the years,â&#x20AC;? said Smith, who believes she may be blacklisted in NBA circles. According to the lawsuit, Smith said she told team officials that Ellisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wife called her on Jan. 7 and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know about the secret phone.â&#x20AC;? Shortly after that, Smith said Ellis told her that he met with team officials and general manager Larry Riley told him â&#x20AC;&#x153;not to worry,â&#x20AC;? and that â&#x20AC;&#x153;everything would be swept under the rug.â&#x20AC;? The following month, Juanika Ellis apparently used her purse to push Smith into a wall during a Warriors home game, the lawsuit said. Smith said she believes that Ellisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wife believes Smith initiated the texts with the player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was accusatory towards me,â&#x20AC;? Smith said Wednesday. Boltuch said the team in February reduced Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibilities, including interaction with Ellis and other players after she refused to resign. Boltuch said the team eliminated Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position in August, more than a week after she notified the team that a reporter contacted her inquiring if Ellis was â&#x20AC;&#x153;stalkingâ&#x20AC;? her. The lawsuit alleges retaliation, wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress and seeks unspecified damages. Ellis was the Warriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer last season, averaging 24.1 points per game. He was recently selected as a team captain for this season.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 3 0 .786 437 297 N.Y. Jets 8 6 0 .571 346 315 Miami 5 9 0 .357 286 269 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 311 371 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 10 4 0 .714 343 236 Tennessee 7 7 0 .500 279 278 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 207 293 Indianapolis 1 13 0 .071 211 395 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Baltimore 10 4 0 .714 334 236 x-Pittsburgh 10 4 0 .714 285 218 Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 305 283 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 195 274 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 8 6 0 .571 292 343 Oakland 7 7 0 .500 317 382 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 358 313 Kansas City 6 8 0 .429 192 319 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 8 6 0 .571 348 296 N.Y. Giants 7 7 0 .500 334 372 Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 342 311 Washington 5 9 0 .357 252 300 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 11 3 0 .786 457 306 Atlanta 9 5 0 .643 341 281 Carolina 5 9 0 .357 341 368 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 247 401 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 13 1 0 .929 480 297 Detroit 9 5 0 .643 395 332 Chicago 7 7 0 .500 315 293 Minnesota 2 12 0 .143 294 406 West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco 11 3 0 .786 327 185 Seattle 7 7 0 .500 284 273 Arizona 7 7 0 .500 273 305 St. Louis 2 12 0 .143 166 346 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Houston at Indianapolis, 7:20 p.m. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Oakland at Kansas City, noon Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon St. Louis at Pittsburgh, noon Denver at Buffalo, noon Tampa Bay at Carolina, noon Minnesota at Washington, noon Cleveland at Baltimore, noon Miami at New England, noon N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, noon Arizona at Cincinnati, noon San Diego at Detroit, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Chicago at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, noon

Carolina at New Orleans, noon Detroit at Green Bay, noon San Francisco at St. Louis, noon Tennessee at Houston, noon Buffalo at New England, noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, noon N.Y. Jets at Miami, noon Indianapolis at Jacksonville, noon Baltimore at Cincinnati, noon Pittsburgh at Cleveland, noon Dallas at N.Y. Giants, noon Washington at Philadelphia, noon San Diego at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 3:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 3:15 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Bowl schedule Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Game Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (66), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (84), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 5:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (66), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (102), Noon (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (103), Noon (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), Noon (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (112), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (102), 7 p.m. (FOX) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 3 p.m. (NFLN)

FCS playoffs Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. North Dakota State (13-1), Noon

MISC.

Anderson, F-C Dwayne Jones, C Mike Tisdale and G Xavier Silas. NEW JERSEY NETSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Re-signed F Kris Humphries. WASHINGTON WIZARDSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Waived G Mike Wilks and F Larry Owens. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Placed LB Joey Porter on injured reserve. Signed LB Brandon Williams from the practice squad. Re-signed RB William Powell to the practice squad. BALTIMORE RAVENSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed K Shayne Graham. Placed LB Chavis Williams on injured reserve. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed S Vincent Fuller. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recalled F Riley Nash from Charlotte (AHL). Placed F Jeff Skinner on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 7. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recalled F Brandon Pirri from Rockford (AHL). Placed F Daniel Carcillo on injured reserve. PHOENIX COYOTESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Recalled G Justin Pogge from Portland (AHL). American Hockey League AHLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Suspended Toronto RW Greg Scott one game because of a boarding incident in a Dec. 18 game at Chicago, and Chicago LW Antoine Roussel one game because of his actions in the same game. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed G Nick Niedert. Announced G Timo Pielmeier was reassigned to Albany (AHL). Announced F Jean Bourbeau has signed a PTO contract with Adirondack. KALAMAZOO WINGSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Announced F Steven Anthony was assigned to the team by Vancouver (AHL). COLLEGE LOUISIANA TECHâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with football coach Sonny Dykes on a contract extension through the 2017 season. OHIO STATEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Named Everett Withers codefensive coordinator and assistant head football coach. ST. JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (NY)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Announced freshman F Amir Garrett was academically eligible. YALEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Announced the resignation of football coach Tom Williams, effective on Dec. 31.

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BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with INF Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed LHP Jose Mijares to a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Acquired C Luis Martinez from San Diego for RHP Ryan Kelly. National League WASHINGTON NATIONALSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Claimed 3B Carlos Rivero off waivers from Philadelphia. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sold the contract of INF CJ Retherford to Los Angeles (NL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Agreed to terms with G Derrick Rose to a five-year contract extension. DALLAS MAVERICKSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed F-C Sean Williams. DETROIT PISTONSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Waived C Jake Voskuhl, G Brian Hamilton and G Walker Russell Jr. HOUSTON ROCKETSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Signed F Jeff Adrien. PHILADELPHIA 76ERSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Waived G Antonio

Final Money 1, Novak Djokovic, $11,019,803. 2, Rafael Nadal, $6,668,214. 3, Roger Federer, $5,744,576. 4, Andy Murray, $4,680,091. 5, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, $2,848,969. Rankings 1, Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 13675. 2, Rafael Nadal, Spain, 9575. 3, Roger Federer, Switzerland, 8170. 4, Andy Murray, Britain, 7380. 5, David Ferrer, Spain, 4880. WTA Final Money 1, Petra Kvitova, $5,145,943. 2, Caroline Wozniacki, $4,065,581. 3, Victoria Azarenka, $3,771,032. 4, Li Na, $3,709,139. 5, Sam Stosur, $3,476,153. 6, Maria Sharapova, $2,899,148. 7, Vera Zvonareva, $2,673,018. 8, Agnieszka Radwanska, $2,456,568. 9, Kim Clijsters, $2,325,741. 10, Serena Williams, $1,978,930. Rankings 1, Caroline Wozniacki, 7485. 2, Petra Kvitova, 7370. 3, Victoria Azarenka, 6520. 4, Maria Sharapova, 6510. 5, Li Na, 5720. 6, Sam Stosur, 5585. 7, Vera Zvonareva, 5435.

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and doing great things,â&#x20AC;? Griffin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I missed playing, I missed practicing, but you really just miss your teammates.â&#x20AC;? By time Griffin played his first game for the Bears in 2008, when at 18 he was the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youngest FBS starting quarterback, he was already a Big 12 champion and NCAA All-American in the 400-meter hurdles. He set an FBS record by throwing 209 passes to start his career before his first interception. Griffin passed for 2,091 yards and 15 TDs with 843 yards and 13 more scores rushing as a freshman. But then he got hurt on the opening series of the third game of his sophomore season. He finished the first half of that game against Northwestern State on a gimpy leg, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns to push the Bears ahead 41-10. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take another snap

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televised game, but his biggest play was a 15-yard catch from receiver Kendall Wright to convert third-and-10 on the game-winning drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really liked that play,â&#x20AC;? running back Terrance Ganaway said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a touchdown, but it meant a lot for our team right there. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be my favorite play because it helped win us the game.â&#x20AC;? And set a tone for what would be an incredible season for the Bears. After a tough stretch in October, Baylor swept through November with four consecutive victories. The Bears had won only four Big 12 games combined in November the previous 15 years. That November stretch included their first win over Oklahoma, a 45-38 victory punctuated by another of Griffinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature plays. Griffin threw for 479 yards and four touchdowns, the last when he scrambled to his left and threw across his body to the corner of the end zone on the

that season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have something and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken away from you, then all of a sudden you appreciate it more,â&#x20AC;? coach Art Briles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything had come real fast for him, from seventh grade on up, so what it did, it let him slow down. It let him appreciate the game and understand the game, get a different feel for the game, from a spectator and from a team-member standpoint, as opposed to always being the focal point.â&#x20AC;? But Griffin is clearly the centerpiece for the Bears when he is on the field. RG3 returned last year to throw for 3,501 yards to lead the Bears to a bowl game. He already holds 46 school records with a highlight reel that keeps getting longer. This season started with a 50-48 victory over defending Rose Bowl champion TCU, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top defense the previous three seasons. Griffin threw for 359 yards and five touchdowns in that nationally

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Greg Jennings’ sprained knee injury a black cloud over blowout of Raiders. Joe Flacco tops 3,000 pass yards, Ray Rice over 1,000 rush yards vs. Colts. Tom Brady, coordinator Bill O’Brien get in heated sideline shouting match. Sean Payton, Drew Brees duo improve to 20–0 in games without turnover. James Harrison suspended one game for illegal hit on Browns’ Colt McCoy. Patrick Willis (hamstring) misses second straight game, only third of career. Earn first AFC South title, playoff berth since expansion team arrived in ’02. Still alive for first playoff berth since 1999 after close call victory vs. Vikings. JPP blocked FG puts finishing touch on Eli Manning’s comeback win. Matty Ice throws two fourth-quarter TDs to Julio Jones to declaw Panthers. Tim Tebow improves to 7–1 as starter in 2011, including three OT victories. Mark Sanchez first QB in team history to pass for two TDs, rush for two TDs. Jake Locker-led comeback falls short, with rookie taking sack on final play. Pacman’s pass interference penalty results in Game Over loss to Houston. Marion Barber runs out of bounds late, fumbles in OT in collapse at Denver. Marshawn Lynch makes it rain Skittles in Pacific Northwest on Monday night. Kevin Kolb goes down, John Skelton steps up to lead third straight victory. DeMarco Murray (ankle) placed on IR after second straight iced-kicker loss. Carson Palmer throws four INTs in 30-point loss to Packers at Lambeau Field. Bolts find spark, have won back-to-back games following six-game slide. Lose sixth consecutive game, eliminated from playoffs for 12th straight year. Defense takes talents to South Beach, totals nine sacks to sink Dolphins. Lose sixth game — to Falcons — when leading or tied in the fourth quarter. Todd Haley (19–26) fired after ugly loss to Jets; replaced by Romeo Crennel. Tony Sparano (29–32) fired after loss to Eagles; replaced by Todd Bowles. Blame the officiating crew after franchise’s first-ever home loss to Patriots. Score on offense, defense, special teams for first time since Nov. 1, 1998. Lose seven turnovers in seventh consecutive loss, at in-state rival Jaguars. Medical staff under fire after mismanaging apparent Colt McCoy concussion. Joe Webb fumble, facemask no-call end controversial defeat at Detroit. Started season 0–6, have now lost four straight; were 2–1 in Weeks 8-10. Three division games remain — Tennessee, Houston and at Jacksonville.

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JASON PIERRE-PAUL, DE, GIANTS The 6'5", 278-pound second-year end out of South Florida has drawn comparisons to the original “Freak,” Jevon Kearse; and JPP showed just what an unbelievable athlete he is during New York’s 37–34 win over Dallas on Sunday night at Jerry’s House. Pierre-Paul’s wingspan seemingly stretched from sideline-to-sideline, as the one-man Big Blue Wrecking Crew recorded eight tackles, two sacks — including one safety — one forced fumble and a blocked kick on the potential game-tying field goal. After notching 4.5 sacks as a rookie, JPP has 12.5 through 13 games during what is likely the first of many Pro Bowl seasons for the 22-year-old. ROB GRONKOWSKI, TE, PATRIOTS Another incredible physical specimen in his second season, the “Gronk” had six catches for a career-high 160 yards and two record-breaking TD grabs during a 34–27 win at Washington. In the process, the 6'6", 265-pounder out of Arizona set the all-time single-season record for TD catches by a tight end. Gronkowski’s 14th and 15th TDs — an 11-yard strike and 37-yard highlight run — moved Tom Brady’s go-to guy past Antonio Gates (2004) and Vernon Davis (2009), who each hauled in 13 TDs. TERRELL SUGGS, LB, RAVENS The Colts’ return to Baltimore — where they played from 1953-83 — was not quite the homecoming the horseshoes were hoping for. The Ravens sent the league’s lone remaining winless team back to Indianapolis in impressive fashion during the 24–10 contest. Suggs led the way with three sacks and three forced fumbles, as the Ravens defense forced six Colts punts, while holding Indy to just three points through three quarters. Over the past three weeks, Suggs has recorded seven sacks and four forced fumbles, giving him 13.0 sacks and six forced fumbles this season. MATT PRATER, K, BRONCOS Say whatever you want about Tim Tebow or the Denver defense, but the latest Broncos miracle was a result of the golden right foot of Prater — who bombed a career-long and game-tying 59-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in regulation before splitting the uprights on a 51-yard field goal in overtime to seal a 13–10 win over the Bears. After entering their Week 6 bye with a 1–4 record, the Broncos have won seven of their last eight, including six straight, and are currently sitting alone in first place of the AFC West division standings.

■ With fantasy playoff berths on the line, Jaguars running back MAURICE JONES-DREW came through in the clutch — with 85 rush yards and two TDs on the ground, along with six catches for 51 yards and two TDs through the air. Thanks in large part to Mojo’s rising, Jacksonville beat Tampa Bay, 41–14, and fantasy owners on the playoff bubble punched their ticket to the postseason.

Houston: No Problem Texans earn franchise’s first playoff berth By NATHAN RUSH Athlon Sports Editor

Houston, we have lift off — the Texans are AFC South champs and rocketing into the postseason for the first time since the franchise arrived on the NFL horizon as an expansion team in 2002. A dramatic 20–19 comeback win at Cincinnati — the Texans’ seventh straight victory — coupled with a 22–17 Tennessee loss to New Orleans, secures a trip to the playoffs for owner Bob McNair and the coach he stood by since 2006, Houston native Gary Kubiak. “It’s pretty crazy,” said rookie thirdstring-turned-starting quarterback T.J. Yates. “A lot of people in this organization have waited a long time for this. This is a special day for this team and this organization.” After starter Matt Schaub (Lisfranc) and backup Matt Leinart (collarbone) suffered season-ending injuries in back-to-back weeks earlier this year, many thought the Texans were quarterback-less and their subsequent playoff chances were hopeless. But Yates — with plenty of help from the team’s power running game and stout defense — has stepped up to lead the Texans to their 10–3 mark. A fifth-round pick (No. 152 overall) out of North Carolina, Yates was the ninth quarterback selected in the draft but has shown poise beyond his years thus far as Houston’s top passer — leading the team to a win over the Jaguars after coming off the bench in place of Leinart, and going 2–0 as a starter against the Falcons and on the road in the playoff-clincher against the Bengals.

Athlon Board of Experts This Week’s Games & Experts’ Records Jaguars at Falcons (Thu.) Cowboys at Buccaneers (Sat.) Bengals at Rams Dolphins at Bills Titans at Colts Redskins at Giants Saints at Vikings Packers at Chiefs Panthers at Texans Seahawks at Bears Lions at Raiders Jets at Eagles Browns at Cardinals Patriots at Broncos Ravens at Chargers Steelers at 49ers (Mon.)

Mitchell Light 142-66 Falcons by 3 Cowboys by 3 Bengals by 4 Dolphins by 1 Titans by 14 Giants by 7 Saints by 10 Packers by 17 Texans by 3 Bears by 1 Raiders by 4 Eagles by 5 Cardinals by 7 Patriots by 10 Ravens by 3 49ers by 6

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster headlines the league’s No. 2 rushing offense, which has taken the pressure off of rookie third-string quarterback T.J. Yates.

While Yates has been impressive as a rookie thrown into the fire, the keys to the Texans’ success have been their running game led by the one-two punch of Arian Foster (957 yards, eight TDs) and Ben Tate (820 yards), and the hybrid defense coordinated by Wade Phillips. The league’s No. 1 overall defense (274.9 ypg) is as balanced as they come — ranking No. 3 against the pass (183.5 ypg) and No. 4 against the run (91.5 ypg) — numbers that are even more impressive considering the loss of All-Pro pass rusher Mario Williams, whose torn pectoral muscle ended his season in Week 5. Nathan Rush 144-64

Rob Doster 135-73 Falcons by 6 Cowboys by 7 Bengals by 3 Bills by 2 Titans by 9 Giants by 7 Saints by 8 Packers by 10 Texans by 2 Bears by 1 Raiders by 3 Eagles by 1 Cardinals by 2 Patriots by 4 Ravens by 1 Steelers by 2

Falcons by 10 Cowboys by 9 Bengals by 13 Bills by 4 Titans by 15 Giants by 12 Saints by 10 Packers by 22 Panthers by 1 Bears by 3 Lions by 4 Eagles by 6 Cardinals by 8 Patriots by 2 Ravens by 3 49ers by 6

With the playoffs on the line, Phillips’ stop-unit held the Bengals to 81 total yards in the second half — limiting Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson to minus-one yard on eight carries after halftime. The Texans may not have an elite quarterback, but Kubiak’s formula of ground-and-pound offense, and don’tbend-or-break defense has historically worked for teams in the playoffs. And that has Houston fans fired up for their turn to flex postseason muscle. “I’m a proud Houstonian like everybody else. And to see the excitement in our town,” said Kubiak, “it’s pretty cool. It’s been exciting.”

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Falcons by 4 Cowboys by 9 Bengals by 3 Dolphins by 5 Titans by 14 Giants by 3 Saints by 8 Packers by 15 Texans by 1 Bears by 1 Lions by 4 Jets by 3 Cardinals by 4 Broncos by 3 Chargers by 3 Steelers by 3

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JAGUARS (4-9) AT FALCONS (8-5) The Dirty Birds have not been great closers, but they have won the games they were expected to win at home — with only defeats to the Packers and Saints (in overtime) in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome this season. COWBOYS (7-6) AT BUCCANEERS (4-9) The first Saturday night game of the season pits two teams licking their wounds. The Boys have lost back-to-back games on painful missed potential game-winning field goals — both of which came after timeouts that “iced” kicker Dan Bailey. The Bucs have simply lost seven straight games and are desperate to win. BENGALS (7-6) AT RAMS (2-11) St. Louis is the Gateway to the second-Worst team in the NFL (and No. 2 pick in the draft); Cincy is still eyeing a longshot playoff berth. DOLPHINS (4-9) AT BILLS (5-8) Miami crushed Buffalo, 35–8, in Week 11. That was the Bills’ third straight loss in a streak that has since grown to six consecutive defeats. TITANS (7-6) AT COLTS (0-13) Rookie Jake Locker could make his first start of the season, following a left calf injury to old man Matt Hasselbeck. But Tennessee is just hoping to avoid handing Indy its first win of the year. The Titans still have an outside shot at a Wild Card berth, but must win their last three. REDSKINS (4-9) AT GIANTS (7-6) Comeback king of New York, Eli Manning, will be looking to avenge a 28–14 Week 1 loss at Washington when the G-Men host the Skins. SAINTS (10-3) AT VIKINGS (2-11) Drew Brees loves playing indoors. N’Awlins is 3–2 in the elements this season and 7–1 under a roof in a temperature-controlled dome. PACKERS (13-0) AT CHIEFS (5-8) Expect to hear plenty of great quotes from Vince Lombardi and Hank Stram prior to this rematch of Super Bowl I, which the Packers won 35–10 on Jan. 15, 1967 in Los Angeles. PANTHERS (4-9) AT TEXANS (10-3) Cam Newton hits Houston looking to win his third straight road game, after taking victories in Indy and Tampa Bay in Weeks 12 and 13. SEAHAWKS (6-7) AT BEARS (7-6) Chicago has gone 0–3 since Jay Cutler’s thumb injury; the Hawks are 4–1 the past five weeks. LIONS (8-5) AT RAIDERS (7-6) Ndamukong Suh returns just in time to show the Black Hole what a real scary, dirty player looks and acts like on and off the field. JETS (8-5) AT EAGLES (5-8) This meeting would have been a quote-board bonanza earlier this season. As it stands, Philly’s only role is that of Jets spoiler. BROWNS (4-9) AT CARDINALS (6-7) Phoenix is rising, having won five of its last six games following a 1–6 start to the season. PATRIOTS (10-3) AT BRONCOS (8-5) Tom Brady and Tim Tebow are carrying a combined 10–0 record, with 18 TDs and two INTs over the past five weeks. This week, however, either Tom or Tim Terrific will suffer a loss. RAVENS (10-3) AT CHARGERS (6-7) San Diego needs to win out and have Denver and Oakland fall apart in order to contend for the AFC West title. Meanwhile, Baltimore is jockeying for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. Both teams badly need this win. STEELERS (10-3) AT 49ERS (10-3) Both of Pittsburgh’s top two offensive players — quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey — have been diagnosed with high-ankle sprains and are questionable heading into this Monday night matchup with the fifth-ranked overall defense (305.1 ypg) and No. 1 rush defense (70.5 ypg). The Niners could use a win, however, having lost two of their last three after a 9–1 start to the season.

McCoy’s concussion prompts NFL changes The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio — Browns quarterback Colt McCoy still hasn’t shaken symptoms from a concussion sustained nearly two weeks ago, one that has reformed the NFL’s game-day procedures on head injuries. McCoy was not cleared to practice again on Wednesday, keeping him sidelined since he was illegally blasted in the face mask by Pittsburgh’s James Harrison on Dec. 8. Browns coach Pat

Shurmur said McCoy was evaluated by team doctors and did “a little physical activity” as he continues to recover. McCoy has not been seen at the team’s training facility this week. The second-year QB, who has displayed immense toughness while being roughed up all season, will miss his second straight game Saturday at Baltimore. Backup Seneca Wallace will start against the Ravens, although Shurmur has not made that announce-

ment official. Wallace doesn’t know Cleveland’s plans beyond this week. “I just get ready,” he said. “Colt started the season, he should finish the season as the starter if he’s healthy. All the other stuff will take care of itself.” The Browns are being extra careful in their treatment of McCoy. It was their failure to check him for a concussion on the field or sideline at Heinz Field that prompted the league to institute a policy

of having an independent certified trainer, paid by the NFL, in the press box at games to monitor for head injuries and help identify players who need to be tested. The league said the trainer will not diagnose or prescribe treatment and can’t order players be removed from a game. The trainer will be in a booth upstairs with access to video replay and direct communication to the medical staffs of both teams.

Also, the league will allow medical personnel to use their cell phones during games to get information to help any injured player, not just those with head injuries. In a statement announcing the changes, the league stressed the importance of communication between coaching and medical staffs and urged that “concussions continue to be managed in a conservative and medically appropriate way.” McCoy wasn’t tested for

a concussion until after the loss to the Steelers, and was sent back into the game after missing just two plays. The Browns said McCoy wasn’t showing symptoms of a concussion so they didn’t test him. Also, team doctors were treating other players and didn’t see the impact from Harrison’s vicious hit, which earned the Steelers’ linebacker a one-game suspension he served in Pittsburgh’s loss to San Francisco on Monday.


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Horoscopes by Holiday BY HOLIDAY MATHIS The sun poses a challenge to Uranus in Aries, promising that no matter how cool, calm and collected a person may seem on the outside, one never knows what kind of molten lava emotions might be stewing underneath. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are always capable of dreaming up the kind of plan that makes your eyes widen and your pulse quicken. This is one of the things loved ones count on from you. TAURUS (April 20May 20). You have to be able to measure what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing -- not because it matters to you so much, but because it will help you when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about it to others. GEMINI (May 21-June

21). You have a way with words, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use it to get into an elite situation or out of a tricky one. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may be a bit tired because the recent high level of activity is taking its toll. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a second wind this afternoon, though, that comes out of your total commitment to make something happen. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Every waking moment, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be scanning your environment for people and resources that fit into your goals and make them easier to attain. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your schedule will be filled with things you feel you must do, not things you really love to do. Make a plan to remedy this situation by the

weekend before someone else makes plans that worsen the situation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You decide what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do and how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do it. What will really make the action complete is some kind of reward or celebration at the end of the cycle. SCORPIO (Oct. 24Nov. 21). Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be processing some negative thoughts. Greet obstinate, unhelpful ideas like old friends. Thank them for visiting, and then send them on their way. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be like a successful salesperson working the room. What youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re selling might be difficult to name correctly; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never what you

Today in History think it is. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). You communicate in a kind of emotional shorthand with the ones you love. Celebrate the ease that comes with this tie. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been through the good and the bad, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still united in friendship. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18). Those who behave in heartless ways baffle you, but you give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the happiness they will find by leading with their heart. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Everything happens in stages. The action stage is coming. For now, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still contemplating how you might make a change.

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JACKSON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has told The Associated Press his first event as a professional speaker will be the day after he leaves office. Barbour, 64, said Monday that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booked to speak Jan. 11 in Miami at a conference hosted by Barclays bank. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limited to two terms, and his time as governor ends at noon Jan. 10. Barbour was a Washington lobbyist and former Republican National Committee chairman before unseating a Democratic governor in his home state in November 2003. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being represented by Leading Authorities, a Washington firm that handles speech bookings and event planning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We checked with the (state) Ethics Commission, who said that I could have somebody to represent me and I could accept speeches before I

got out of office, as long as the speech itself will not be until after Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gone out of office,â&#x20AC;? Barbour said during an AP interview Monday in his office near the state Capitol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And so believe it or not, last week the speakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bureau called me and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Would you be willing to do something in Miami on Jan. 11?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be my first paid speech,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ethics Commission director Tom Hood confirmed in a separate interview that Barbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney spoke to him informally about Barbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans to hit the paid lecture circuit when leaving office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were aware of the potential necessity to give up speaking fees, if necessary, and they were willing to do that,â&#x20AC;? Hood said. Hood said there are no prohibitions on Barbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being paid for speeches after leaving office, as long as there is no relation between a speech payment and business he conducted as

governor. Barbour did not say how much heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be paid for speeches, only that the fee will depend on how time-consuming the appearance is and how much travel is involved. The chief operating officer of Leading Authorities did not immediately respond to a message. The firm represents several high-profile clients, including former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican who ran unsuccessfully for president. Barbour considered seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for president but said in late April that he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fire in the belly.â&#x20AC;? Barbour has previously said that he plans to write a book about crisis management when he leaves office, drawing on his experience responding to Hurricane Katrina, which left a wide swath of destruction across south Mississippi in 2005.

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BILOXI â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Six years have passed and still they come. Volunteers from throughout the nation converge at Biloxi Christian Church to help those still facing the daunting task of finding their â&#x20AC;&#x153;new normalâ&#x20AC;? after Hurricane Katrina. With just a handful of local church folks and one tireless volunteer coordinator the church has been able to maintain a sense of humble structure amid the mountainous tasks laid before them. BCC houses hundreds of volunteers in their bunkhouses inside the church building every month. The church was founded in 1972 in Gulfport but soon moved to Keller Avenue in Biloxi and to its current location in 1986. Pastor John Wester has been at Biloxi Christian Church since 2005 and has seen the effect the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work has had on the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are restoring the church back to the word

of God,â&#x20AC;? Wester said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I preach what is on my heart, and I follow where God leads. The Lord has blessed me with something to say every Sunday.â&#x20AC;? The members of the church go out into the community and minister to the needy and sick. Church members use the Old Testament as their authority and the New Testament as their guide to understand Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love through the sending of His son, Jesus Christ. Those who have needs that can be filled by the volunteers or the church members are encouraged to call the church. One member of the church who has made an impact on Mississippi and other areas hit by natural disasters is Ken Wetzel. On Aug. 28, 2006, Wetzel was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for his efforts following Hurricane Katrina. President George W. Bush presented the award to Wetzel during a stop in South

Mississippi to commemorate the first anniversary of the storm that changed the Coast forever. Wetzel is still coordinating volunteers and working to help people wherever disaster strikes. He is part of New Life Disaster Relief based in Biloxi. The organization coordinates with local, state and federal officials to help set up relief camps, and provide food, supplies and volunteers in times of disaster. Wetzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team often joins with Samaritanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Purse and other organizations to benefit those in need. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instruments. His hands and feet, salt and light,â&#x20AC;? Wetzel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were there when the floods ravaged Kentucky and Iowa and when Ike hit Texas. We were in Nashville, Alabama and our own state of Mississippi after the tornadoes hit. We also brought relief to Joplin when their town was flattened.â&#x20AC;?

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16 • Thursday, December 22, 2011 • Daily Corinthian

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

2900

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

71K, FULLY LOADED

$

7500

662-665-1802

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!

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

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

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

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

REDUCED

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

$7250

‘92 DODGE SHADOW CONV.,

$1500

662-213-2014.

286-6702

FOR SALE

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

1961 CHEV.

2002

$10,000

INTERNATIONAL, Cat. engine

Days only, 662-415-3408.

‘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

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

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

$17,900

662-664-3940 or 662-287-6626

'03 CHEVY SILVERADO,

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

$15,000 287-3448

REDUCED

2004 CADILLAC SEVILLE

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

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!

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

$4000. 662-665-1143.

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

$13,000 OBO. 662-415-9007.

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FOR SALE: 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

662-286-5402

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

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

$3,250

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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

‘03 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTTAIL (ANNIVERSARY MODEL)

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

2001 HONDA REBEL 250

$10,400

$5200 286-6103

REDUCED

exc. cond., dealership maintained.

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

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

WITH EXTRAS, BLUE, LESS THAN 1500 MILES,

$1850

662-287-2659

For Sale:

1998 SOFTAIL,

39,000 MILES,

$8500

662-415-0084

$3000

‘04 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1500 8,900 miles, 45 m.p.g. Red & Black

$5,500 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

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REDUCED

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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,

$2,100 662-664-3940

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

RAZOR 08 POLARIS

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

$8000

662-808-2900

’04 HONDA SHADOW 750 $

3900

662-603-4407

REDUCED

2005 Kawasaki 4-wheeler

4 wheel drive, Brute force, v-twin, 650 cc, 260 hrs., $3550. 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


0135 PERSONALS

TO SELL FOR labor, storage & towing, January 25, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.: '96 Tahoe, Vin# 3GNEK18R6TG163266. Dunn's Used Trucks & Parts, 192 CR 606, Corinth, MS 38834. 662-287-5545.

0142 LOST $500 REWARD for info leading to arrest & conviction of persons responsible for theft of Albert Walton's 5x10 trailer & tools taken from Bruton's Branch community. Contact Hardin Co. Sheriff's Dept. at 731-925-3377 or Albert Walton, 901-603-7309.

GARAGE /ESTATE SALES

GARAGE/ESTATE 0151 SALES

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

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

0180 INSTRUCTION

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EMPLOYMENT

0232 GENERAL HELP

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. THERE IS A NEED FOR LABORERS in the Marine Industry. Entry Level positions start at $720 $820 per week. Sign up for training today. CALL TODAY 850-424-2605.

0244 TRUCKING

JOHN R. REED, INC. Dyer, TN Hiring Drivers Increased Pay Scale Dry Van - $0.35 Flatbed - $0.36 Reefer - $0.36 Flatbed & Reefer $0.365 Available Incentive $0.035

0320 CATS/DOGS/PETS AKC GREAT DANE puppies, fawn & black, S&W, m/f, duclaws removed, $500. 662-423-3170 or 662-279-9646. CKC SIBERIAN Husky puppies, red & white or black & white, blue eyes, 1st shots, dewormed, $175. 286-9088. SMALL MALE Pomeranian pup, 6 wks., CKC reg., S&W, red, black & gray, parents on site. $250 cash. 662-665-1364. SQUIRREL DOGS. Make your hunter have a Merry Christmas Treeing Feist. $200. 662-534-7524.

FARM

0410 FARM MARKET MIXED GRASSES, lots of sericea, 5x5 rolls. $30/roll. 662-462-3976 or 662-415-0146

MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, stove, refrig., water. BLUE FLAMES, natural $365. 286-2256. gas heater w/blower, HOMES FOR gas line incl., used 1 0620 RENT winter, $150. 662-665-1488. 2 BR, 1 BA, 3890 CR 100 GE FLAT top stove, (Kendrick area). Newly black, 8 months old, remodeled. $450 mo. 662-665-5385. $300. 662-664-0381.

NATURAL GAS 5-burner wall heater, $60.00. 286-8773.

MUSICAL 0512 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE: Beautiful Maroon Abilene Electric Guitar, $150. 662-594-1433.

0320 CATS/DOGS/PETS

(2) YORKIES, 3 mos. old, very small, $500 obo. 286-9268.

MOBILE HOMES 0675 FOR RENT 1 BR house & 2 BR trailers, Strickland area. 808-2474 or 286-2099.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

HOMES FOR

FOR SALE: Fender Tele- 0710 SALE caster Electric Guitar, $150, 662-594-1433. 2BR, 1BA, Cnt. Sch. Dist., 5.6 mi. from Walmart. MAXINE'S HOUSE $49,900. 662-212-3098. of Music 235 Florence Rd. HUD Savannah, TN PUBLISHER’S Big store wide sale goNOTICE ing on NOW through All real estate adverSat., Dec. 24th. Open 10 tised herein is subject a.m. 731-925-9687. to the Federal Fair -New acoustic regular Housing Act which size guitars w/gig bag, makes it illegal to ad$99.99. vertise any preference, -$1-$5 off each set of limitation, or discrimistrings. nation based on race, -New pkg. deal: 4-chan- color, religion, sex, nel P. A. board w/2 10" handicap, familial status speakers, $339.00; or national origin, or in-10%-20% off new & tention to make any used amps. such preferences, limiON SALE! GET THEM tations or discriminaWHILE THEY LAST! LAYA- tion. WAY! Accept credit & State laws forbid disdebit cards. Register for crimination in the sale, guitar to be given away rental, or advertising of Dec. 24th. real estate based on factors in addition to NICE SPINET piano, good condition, just tuned, those protected under federal law. We will not $500. 286-9800. knowingly accept any advertising for real es0518 ELECTRONICS tate which is in violaFOR SALE: New Coby 7 tion of the law. All perinch TFT Portable Wide- sons are hereby inscreen DVD Player-$60 if formed that all dwellinterested c a l l ings advertised are available on an equal 662-462-3618. opportunity basis.

LAWN & GARDEN

OPEN HOUSE. 4 Turtle Creek, Corinth. Sunday, BOLENS RIDING Mower, Dec. 11th, 2-4. Owner 42 inch cut, 15.5 HP mo- transferred. Almost tor, runs great, $125 new home just $197,000. FIRM. 662-223-0865. Corinth Realty, 287-7653.

0521 EQUIPMENT

SPORTING 0527 GOODS

0734 LOTS & ACREAGE

CRESCENT ARMS 410 sin147+ ACRES, cult. & gle shot shotgun, $110, woods, CR 550. $1500 662-720-6855. per acre. 601-572-4838. MARLIN SEMI-AUTO. 22 MOBILE HOMES rifle, $100, 662-720-6855. MOSSBURG 12-GAUGE pump, good cond., $150, 662-720-6855.

0741 FOR SALE

NEW 2 BR Homes Del. & setup $25,950.00 TED WILLIAMS 12-gauge Clayton Homes auto., $150, Supercenter of Corinth, 662-720-6855. 1/4 mile past hospital on 72 West.

0533 FURNITURE

NEW 3 BR, 1 BA HOMES Del. & setup LARGE COCKTAIL/COFFEE $29,950.00 table, light Oak, only 6 Clayton Homes mos. old, will take $100. Supercenter of Corinth 287-7875. 1/4 mile past hospital on 72 West.

0539 FIREWOOD

OAK FIREWOOD. 85% split, $85 cord, delivered & stacked 662-603-9057.

WANTED TO 0554 RENT/BUY/TRADE

MISC. ITEMS FOR 0563 SALE

PETS

UNFURNISHED 0610 APARTMENTS

HOUSEHOLD 0509 GOODS

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

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REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

2 BR, stove/refrig. furn., W&D hookup, CHA. 12" PONY saddle, new 287-3257. cond., $ 1 0 0 , CANE CREEK Apts., Hwy 662-720-6855. 72W & CR 735, 2 BR, 1 BA, stove & refrig., W&D hookup, Kossuth & City MERCHANDISE Sch. Dist. $400 mo. 287-0105.

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

Jerry Barber 800-826-9460 Ext. 5 Anytime to apply by phone www.johnrreed.net To apply online

YOUTH CHEST wanders, size 3, Istica. Worn only two times, $100. 662-284-6618.

0460 HORSES

Late Model Equipment Lots of Miles

CALL NOW!!

The ads must be for private party or personal merchandise and will exclude petsITEMS & petFOR supMISC. 0563 SALE plies, 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.

NEW 4 BR, 2 BA home Del. & setup $44,500 Clayton Homes Supercenter of Corinth, 1/4 mi. past hospital on 72 West 662-287-4600

TRANSPORTATION

0860 VANS FOR SALE

FREE ADVERTISING. Advertise any item valued '10 WHITE 15-pass. van, 3 choose from. at $500 or less for free. t o or The ads must be for pri- 1 - 8 0 0 - 8 9 8 - 0 2 9 0 vate party or personal 728-5381. merchandise and will 2008 CHEV. Uplander LS exclude pets & pet sup- Van, 110,000 miles, DVD, plies, livestock (incl. n e w tires, $8500. chickens, ducks, cattle, 662-808-0444. goats, etc), garage sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles . To take advantage of this program, readers should simply email their ad to: freeads@dailycorinPositions or Available, mail the Prentiss County: thian.com ad to Free Ads, P.O. Box Machine Operators-All Shifts 1800, Corinth, MS 38835. Please include your ad- ts • $13.00 + /Hour w/ Benefi dress for our records. • Full Time Each ad may include only one item, the item must be priced in the Job Requirements: ad• Strong and the price Aptitude must Technical be $500 or less. Ads may (required to successfully be up to approximately complete skills testing) Factory including Experience the operating advanced equipment 20• words phone number and will • Steady Work History run for five days. • Complete and Positive Supervisor References

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

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.

J. Mark Franklin, III MCKAY LAWLER FRANKLIN & FOREMAN, 0955 LEGALS PLLC Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 2488 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158-2488 (601) 572-8778 POSTED THIS December 13, 2011 PUBLISHED: December 15, 2011, December 22, 2011, December 29, 2011, and January 5, 2012 13504

0868 CARS FOR SALE SUBSTITUTE '08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, TRUSTEE'S moon roof, 33k, $11,900. NOTICE OF SALE 1-800-898-0290 or 728-5381. WHEREAS, on the 8th day of November, 2004, Aleck Papanicolopoulos and Rhondora FINANCIAL Papanicolopoulos, executed a Deed of Trust to T. Harris Collier, III, Trustee for the use and benefit of Trustmark LEGALS National Bank, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mis0955 LEGALS sissippi, in Deed of Trust SUBSTITUTED Book 668 at Page 399 TRUSTEE'S thereof; and NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, the legal holder WHEREAS, on November of the said Deed of Trust and 16, 2001, Shirley R. Curry and the note secured thereby, Cecil E. Rhoads and W.R. substituted Bradley P. Jones, Rhoads, II executed a Deed of as Trustee therein, as authorTrust to T. Harris Collier, III, ized by the terms thereof, by Trustee for the benefit of instrument recorded in the Trustmark National Bank, as office of the aforesaid Chanrecorded in the office of the cery Clerk as Instrument No. Chancery Clerk of Alcorn 201105569 thereof; and County, Mississippi, in Book 576 at Page 473, which was WHEREAS, default having modified by Modification of been made in the performDeed of Trust dated Decem- ance of the conditions and ber 27, 2004, and recorded in stipulations as set forth by said Chancery Clerk's office said Deed of Trust, and havin Book 672 at Page 520, ref- ing been requested by the leerence to which is hereby gal holder of the indebtedness made; and, secured and described by said WHEREAS, Trustmark Na- Deed of Trust so to do, notional Bank, the holder of said tice is hereby given that I, Deed of Trust and the Note Bradley P. Jones, Substitute secured thereby, substituted Trustee, by virtue of the J. Mark Franklin, III as Trustee authority conferred upon me therein, as authorized by the in said Deed of Trust, will ofterms thereof, by instrument fer for sale and will sell at dated August 14, 2007, and public sale and outcry to the recorded in Book Instrument highest and best bidder for No. 200705025 at Page in cash, during the legal hours the office of the Chancery (between the hours of 11 Clerk aforesaid; and, o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock WHEREAS, default having p.m.) at the South front door been made in the terms and of the County Courthouse of conditions of said Deed of Alcorn County, at Corinth, Trust, and the entire debt se- Mississippi, on the 12th day of cured thereby having been January, 2012, the following declared to be due and pay- described land and property able in accordance with the being the same land and propterms of said Deed of Trust, erty described in said Deed of and the legal holder of said in- Trust, situated in Alcorn debtedness having requested County, State of Mississippi, the undersigned Substituted to-wit: Trustee to execute the Trust and sell said land and prop- Lying and being in the Southerty in accordance with the west Quarter of Section 34, terms of said Deed of Trust Township 1 South, Range 7 for the purpose of raising the East, Alcorn County, Mississums due thereunder, to- sippi, more particularly degether with attorney’s fees, scribed as follows: CommencSubstituted Trustee's fees and ing at the Northwest corner expenses of sale; of the Southwest Quarter of NOW, THEREFORE, I, the Section 34, Township 1 undersigned J. Mark Franklin, South, Range 7 East, Alcorn III, being the Substituted Trus- County, Mississippi; thence tee, do hereby give notice run East 1320 feet; thence that on January 12, 2012, be- run South 539.1 feet to a tween 11:00 o'clock a.m. and concrete marker at the 4:00 o'clock p.m., being the Northwest corner of the Ray legal hours of sale, I will pro- Tucker property; thence run ceed to sell at public outcry, West 279.6 feet to a point on to the highest bidder for cash, the West right-of-way line of at the South Main Door of a public road being 50 feet in the Alcorn County Court- width (Mount View Drive); house in Corinth, State of thence run North 22 degree Mississippi, the following real 58 minutes 52.75 feet along property described and con- said West right-of-way line; veyed in said Deed of Trust, thence run North 54 degrees lying and being situated in Al- 17 minutes West 160.9 feet corn County, Mississippi, and along said West right-of-way being more particularly de- line; thence run North 69 degrees 55 minutes West 87.25 scribed as follows, to-wit: Situated in the City of Cor- feet along said right-of-way inth, County of Alcorn, State line to point of beginning; thence run South 37 degrees of Mississippi, to-wit: 58 minutes West 207 feet; A portion of the Southeast thence run North 82 degrees Quarter of Section 12, Town- 30 minutes West 334.35 feet ship 2 South, Range 7 East, in to a point on the East right-of Alcorn County, Mississippi, way line of Mount View described as follows: Com- Drive; thence run along the mencing at the point of inter- East and North right-of-way section of the North line of Mount View Drive; right-of-way line of a gravel thence run along the East and road which runs along South North right-of-way line of line of said section with the Mount View Drive the followSouth right-of-way line of U.S. ing: North 44.2 feet; North Highway #72, which said 30 degrees East 50 feet; point is near the Southeast North 55 degrees 31 minutes corner of said section, run East 149.4 feet; thence run thence in a westerly direction South 80 degrees 24 minutes with the North right-of-way East 315.1 feet to the point of line of said gravel road ap- beginning, containing 1.50 proximately 431 feet to a acres, more or less (without stake at a point 210 feet East modifying the above metes of the center of a certain and bounds description in any ditch which crosses said road; respect and solely for the thence run in a northerly di- purposes of identification, this rection parallel with the cen- property is sometimes reterline of said ditch 234 feet ferred to as Lot # 23 of to a stake on the South North Pine Lake Estates Subright-of-way line of U.S. High- division. way #72, this point being the Northeast corner of the Hut- Title to the above described son lot; thence run in a property is believed to be Southeasterly direction with good, but I will convey only the South right-of-way line of such title as is vested in me as said highway 438 feet, more Substitute Trustee. or less, to North right-of-way line of said gravel road at the WITNESS my signapoint of beginning. ture, on this the 15th day of December, 2011. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as SubstiBRADLEY P. JONES tuted Trustee. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 12th day of PREPARED BY: December, 2011. ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 /s/ J. Mark Franklin, III BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI J. MARK FRANKLIN, III 39043 SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE (601) 825-9508 A&E File #11-04310 J. Mark Franklin, III PUBLISH: 12/22/2011, MCKAY LAWLER FRANKLIN & FOREMAN, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 PLLC 13511 Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 2488 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158-2488 (601) 572-8778 POSTED THIS December 13, 2011 PUBLISHED: December 15, 2011, December 22, 2011, December 29, 2011, and January 5, 2012 13504

signed to Embrace Home SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE

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0955 LEGALS SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

November 7, 2011 and recorded in Instrument No. 0955 LEGALS 201105354 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and

WHEREAS, Embrace Home Loans has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated November 22, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Instrument No. 201105582; and

WHEREAS, on April 9, 1996, Michael Ray Trimm and wife, Donna Lynn Trimm executed a certain deed of trust to Donald R. Downs, Trustee for the benefit of SouthBank, a Federal Savings Bank, which deed of trust is of record in WHEREAS, default having the office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, State been made in the terms and of Mississippi in Book 440 at conditions of said deed of Page 320; and trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been WHEREAS, said Deed of declared to be due and payTrust was subsequently as- able in accordance with the signed to EverHome Mortgage Company by instrument terms of said deed of trust, dated February 7, 2007 and Embrace Home Loans, the lerecorded in Instrument No. gal holder of said indebted200701300 of the aforesaid ness, having requested the unChancery Clerk's office; and dersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell WHEREAS, EverHome said land and property in acMortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary cordance with the terms of Massey as Trustee by instru- said deed of trust and for the ment dated March 16, 2007 purpose of raising the sums and recorded in the aforesaid due thereunder, together Chancery Clerk's Office in In- with attorney's fees, trustee's strument No. 200701718; and fees and expense of sale. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverBank, successor by merger to EverHome Mortgage Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 5, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the South Main Door of the County Courthouse of Alcorn County, located at Corinth, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 21, Township 1 South, Range 8 East, Alcorn County, Mississippi; thence run West 480.40 feet to the centerline of Mississippi Highway No. 2; thence run South 12 degrees 01 minute 42 seconds East 144.14 feet along said centerline; thence run South 09 degrees 01 minute 08 seconds East 208.58 feet along said centerline; thence run South 04 degrees 15 minutes 11 seconds East 332.28 feet along said centerline to a spike; thence run South 04 degrees 15 minutes 11 seconds East 349.00 feet along said centerline; thence run Easterly to and along the South line of a roadway 40 feet in width (Briarwood East-paved public road) a distance of 813.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence run East 131.00 feet along the South right-of-way line of said road to a marked line; thence leaving said road run South 232.67 feet to an iron pipe as found on a tree line and hedge row and the apparent North line of the Barnes property; thence run West 131.00 feet along a tree line and hedge row; thence run North 232.67 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.6997 acre, more or less.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 12, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the South Main Door of the County Courthouse of Alcorn County, located at Corinth, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: The land in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, described as follows: Lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 2 South, Range 8 East, Alcorn County, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 17, Township 2, Range 8 and run North 173 feet more or less, to the North right-of-way of U. S. Highway No. 72; thence run North 56 degrees 03 minutes West 250 feet to the West right-of-way line of Franklin Drive; thence North 48 degrees 10 minutes East 206.9 feet to a stake at the Northeast Corner of the Farris lot for a point of beginning of the property conveyed hereby; thence run North 2 degrees 36 minutes East 100 feet to the Southeast Corner of the Harvill property; thence run North 77 degrees 30 minutes West 150 feet to the Southwest Corner of the Harvill property, said point also being in the East line of the Kirk property; thence run South 4 degrees 31 minutes West 100 feet along said line to the Northwest Corner of the Farris property; thence South 76 degrees 42 minutes East 150 feet along the North line of said Farris property to the point of beginning. Containing .34 acres, more or less.

Shapiro & Massey, L.L. 1910 Lakeland Drive 0955 Suite B LEGALS Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 22 Franklin Drive Corinth, MS 38834 11-003452 JC

Publication Dates: December 22, 29, 2011, and January 5, 2012 13513 SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on the 20th day of December, 2002, Alonzo J. Patton and Leminda J. Patton, executed a Deed of Trust to Tucker Harris, Trustee for the use and benefit of Citifinancial Mortgage Company, Inc., which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 608 at Page 577 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Lem Adams, III, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk as Instrument No. 200905900 thereof; and

WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Lem Adams, III, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the South front door of the County Courthouse of Alcorn County, at Corinth, Mississippi, on the 12th day of January, 2012, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 52 of PARKWAY VILLAGE SUBDIVISION, as shown by Map or Plat of said subdivision recorded in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee.

WITNESS my signature, on this the 15th day of December, 2011.

LEM ADAMS, III SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI Less and except 0.06 acre 39043 conveyed to State Highway (601) 825-9508 Commission of Mississippi as A&E File #11-04756 described in Deed dated February 25, 1986 and recorded PUBLISH: 12/22/2011, in Deed Book 227, Page 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 154-156 in the land records 13510 of Alcorn County, Mississippi.

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

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on May 31, WITNESS MY SIGNAWITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 9th day of De- TURE on this 15th day of De- 2005, Shadney Bronson and Kristi Bronson, husband and cember, 2011. cember, 2011. wife, executed a deed of trust to Angie Dellinger, trustee J. Gary Massey J. Gary Massey for the benefit of AmSouth SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Bank, which deed of trust is recorded as Instrument No. Shapiro & Massey, L.L. Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 200505717 and Modification 1910 Lakeland Drive 1910 Lakeland Drive of Deed of Trust recorded as Suite B Suite B Instrument No. 200901808 in Jackson, MS 39216 Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 the office of the Chancery (601)981-9299 Clerk of the County of AlRt 10 Box 7BE corn, State of Mississippi; and 22 Franklin Drive Corinth, MS 38834 Corinth, MS 38834 07-0189 JC WHEREAS, the aforesaid, 11-003452 JC Regions Bank successor by Publication Dates: merger with AmSouth Bank, 3t 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/11 Publication Dates: 13500 December 22, 29, 2011, and the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured January 5, 2012 thereby, substituted John C. 13513 Underwood, Jr., as Trustee SUBSTITUTED therein, as authorized by the TRUSTEE'S terms thereof, by instrument NOTICE OF SALE dated September 8, 2011, and recorded in the office of the WHEREAS, on September aforesaid Chancery Clerk as 9, 2009, Donald Wayne Instrument Number Hutchens and Helen Green 201104440; and Hutchens, husband and wife executed a certain deed of WHEREAS, default having trust to Dennis F. Hardiman, been made in the terms and Trustee for the benefit of conditions of said deed of Mortgage Electronic Registratrust and the entire debt setion Systems, Inc. which deed cured thereby, having been of trust is of record in the ofdeclared to be due and payfice of the Chancery Clerk of able in accordance with the Alcorn County, State of Misterms of said deed of trust, sissippi in Instrument No. and the legal holder of said in200905284; and debtedness, Regions Bank successor by merger with WHEREAS, said Deed of AmSouth Bank, having reTrust was subsequently asquested the undersigned Subsigned to Embrace Home stituted Trustee to execute Loans by instrument dated the trust and sell said land November 7, 2011 and reand property in accordance corded in Instrument No. with the terms of said deed of 201105354 of the aforesaid trust for the purpose of raisChancery Clerk's office; and ing the sums due thereunder, together with attorney’s fees, WHEREAS, Embrace Substituted Trustee’s fees and Home Loans has heretofore expense of sale; substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated NOW, THEREFORE, I, November 22, 2011 and reJohn C. Underwood, Jr., SubRequirements: corded in the aforesaid Chanstituted Trustee in said deed cery Clerk's Office in Instruof trust, will on the 12th day • Driver’s License ment No. 201105582; and of January, 2012, offer for sale • Dependable Transportation at public outcry for cash to • Light Bookwork WHEREAS, default having the Ability highest bidder, and sell been made in the terms and within legal hours (being be(will train) conditions of said deed of tween the hours of 11:00 • Liability Insurance trust and the entire debt seA.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the cured thereby having been South front door of the declared to be due and payCounty Courthouse at Corable in accordance with the inth, County of Alcorn, State terms of said deed of trust, of Mississippi, the following Embrace Home Loans, the ledescribed property situated in gal holder of said indebtedthe County of Alcorn, State ness, having requested the unof Mississippi, to-wit: dersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell The real property located in said land and property in acAlcorn County, State of Miscordance with the terms of sissippi, described as follows: said deed of trust and for the 1607 S. Harper Rd., Corinth, MS purpose of raising the sums Situated in the County of Al-

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Bank, which deed of trust is Easement: an easement for recorded as Instrument No. the purpose 18 • Thursday, December 22, 2011 • Daily of ingress-egress, 200505717 and Modification being 25 feet in width and furof Deed of Trust recorded as ther described as follows: 0955 LEGALS Instrument No. 200901808 in 0955 LEGALS the office of the Chancery Commencing at the Southeast Clerk of the County of Al- corner of the Northeast corn, State of Mississippi; and Quarter of Section Three, Township Two South, Range WHEREAS, the aforesaid, Eight East, Alcorn County, Regions Bank successor by Mississippi; thence run North merger with AmSouth Bank, with an existing fence 1228.48 the holder of said deed of feet to the Point of Beginning trust and the note secured for this easement. Thence thereby, substituted John C. continue North with said Underwood, Jr., as Trustee fence, 1006.18 feet to the therein, as authorized by the South line of Alcorn County terms thereof, by instrument Road #107; thence run with dated September 8, 2011, and said line South 81 degrees 31 recorded in the office of the minutes West 25.28 feet; aforesaid Chancery Clerk as thence run South 1002.45 Instrument N u m b e r feet; thence run East 25.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. 201104440; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Regions Bank successor by merger with AmSouth Bank, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney’s fees, Substituted Trustee’s fees and expense of sale;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John C. Underwood, Jr., Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on the 12th day of January, 2012, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the South front door of the County Courthouse at Corinth, County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, to-wit:

The real property located in Alcorn County, State of Mississippi, described as follows:

Situated in the County of Alcorn, State of Mississippi, to-wit:

Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section Three, Township Two South, Range Eight East, Alcorn County, Mississippi; thence run North with an existing fence 1228.48 feet; thence run West 25.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence run West 184.44 feet; thence run North 2 degrees 04 minutes East with an existing fence 242.20 feet; thence run East 175.74 feet; thence run South 242.04 feet to the Point of Beginning,containing 1.00 acre, more or less.

This easement is not an exclusive easement and is shared with other property owners for ingress and egress. Subject to restrictions, reservations, easement, covenants, oil, gas or mineral rights of record, if any. Parcel: 0902031 00202

Subject to restrictions, reservations, easement, covenants, oil, gas or mineral rights of record, if any.

Parcel: 0902031 00202

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

WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 16th day of December, 2011. John C. Underwood, Jr. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE

Control # 11070814 PUBLISH: 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 13514

Guntown, MS 38849

You are hereby notified that on November 24, 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. ON

1998 Ford F-150

WITNESS MY SIGNA- VIN TURE, this the 16th day of 2FTZX18W6WCA87423 December, 2011. APPROXIMATE

VALUE: $2,235.00

John C. Underwood, Jr. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE D E S C R I P T I O N Control # 11070814 PUBLISH: 12/22/2011, 12/29/2011, 01/05/2012 13514

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF ALCORN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD RAY LAMBERT, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-0106-02 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS GIVEN that Letters of Administration were on the 5th day of December, 2011 granted the undersigned Administratrix of the Estate of DONALD RAY LAMBERT, 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 publication of this Notice, which is the 8th day of December , 2011, or the same shall be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 5th day of December, 2011.

Easement: an easement for /s/ Jerry Lambert the purpose of ingress-egress, JERRY LAMBERT being 25 feet in width and furADMINISTRATRIX ther described as follows: 12/8, 12/15, 12/22/11 13496 Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section Three, Township Two South, Range Eight East, Alcorn County, Mississippi; thence run North with an existing fence 1228.48 feet to the Point of Beginning for this easement. Thence continue North with said fence, 1006.18 feet to the South line of Alcorn County Road #107; thence run with said line South 81 degrees 31 minutes West 25.28 feet; thence run South 1002.45 feet; thence run East 25.00 feet to the Point of Beginning.

This easement is not an exclusive easement and is shared with other property owners for ingress and egress.

If you do not request judicial review within thirty (30) days LEGALS 0955 of receiving this notice, the property described above will NOTICE OF be forfeited to the City of INTENTION Corinth Police Department, to be used, distributed, or TO FORFEIT disposed of in accordance SEIZED PROPERTY with the provisions of Section 41-29-181, of the Mississippi TO: Donald Martin Code of 1972, Annotated, as LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Route 1 Kay Drive, Apt. 22, amended.

0955 LEGALS

I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as D E S C R I P T I O N PROPERTY: Substituted Trustee.

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ON PROPERTY: Two Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Eight Dollars, U. S. Currency APPROXIMATE VALUE: $2,888.00 DESCRIPTION ON PROPERTY: .38 Caliber Pistol Armscor APPROXIMATE VALUE: $100.00

Said property is subject to forfeiture under the provisions of Section 41-20-153(a)(5), 41-29-153(a)(7) and 41-29-153(a)(4), respectively, of the Mississippi Code of 1972 , Annotated, as amended, as having been used, or intended 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. If you desire to contest the forfeiture of this property, you must within thirty (30) days of receiving this notice, file a request for judicial review.

In order to file a request for judicial review, you must file a petition to contest forfeiture in the Circuit Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi in order to claim an interest in the property. Dated: December 13, 2011 WILLIAM W. ODOM, JR. CITY ATTORNEY 3t 12/22, 12/29/11, 1/5/12 13515

TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE

WHEREAS, on July 3, 2009, Jackie Clemmer, married and Helen Clemmer, married, executed a Deed of Trust to W. Stewart Robison, Trustee for Walter Mortgage INSTRUCTION FOR Company, Beneficiary, which FILING Deed of Trust is recorded in REQUEST FOR Land Deed of Trust InstruJUDICIAL REVIEW ment #200906115, in the ofIn order to file a request for fice of the Chancery Clerk of judicial review, you must file a Alcorn County, Mississippi; petition to contest forfeiture AND WHEREAS, default in the Circuit Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi in having been made in payment order to claim an interest in of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the property. the holder of the note and Dated: December 13, 2011 Deed of Trust having requested the undersigned WILLIAM W. ODOM, JR. Trustee so to do, I will on the CITY ATTORNEY 17th day of January, 2012, offer for sale at public outcry 3t 12/22, 12/29/11, 1/5/12 and sell during legal hours be13515 tween the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the main front door of the County Courthouse of Alcorn County, at Corinth, MisIN THE CHANCERY COURT OF ALCORN sissippi, for cash to the highCOUNTY, MISSISSIPPI est and best bidder, the following described land and RE: ADMINISTRATION property, situated in Alcorn County, Mississippi, to-wit: OF THE ESTATE OF BERNICE KING Commencing at the NorthMONROE, DECEASED west corner of Section One, NO. 2011-0585-02 Township Four South, Range Six East, Alcorn County, Mississippi, also being the point SUMMONS of beginning for this description, thence run East along or TO: ALL UNKNOWN near an existing fence, 110.87 HEIRS-AT-LAW OF feet; thence run South 34 deBERNICE KING grees 57 minutes East 576.81 MONROE, DECEASED feet to the Northeasterly You have been made a De- right of way of Alcorn County fendant in the Complaint filed Road #552; thence run in this Court by BRICKY Northwesterly along said HAYNIE and LANNY MON- right of way the following ROE, both individually and as calls: North 71 degrees 21 joint administratrix - adminis- minutes West 126.75 feet, trator of the estate of Bernice North 66 degrees 09 minutes King Monroe, deceased, and West 183.51 feet, North 57 you must take immediate ac- degrees 35 minutes West 166.00 feet, North 56 detion to protect your rights. You are summoned to ap- grees 45 minutes West pear and defend against said 126.29 feet; thence, leaving Complaint to establish and said right of way, run North determine heirs-at-law of 103.70 feet to an existing Bernice King Monroe at 9:00 fence; thence run East along o'clock a.m. on the 19th day or near said fence 232.68 feet of January, 2012, at the Al- to the point of beginning, corn County Chancery Build- containing 3.00 acres, more ing, Corinth, Mississippi, and or less.

in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the things demanded in said Complaint. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of Court this the 13th day of December, 2011.

Bobby Marolt If you do not request judicial CHANCERY COURT CLERK review within thirty (30) days 12/15, 12/22, 12/29 of receiving this notice, the 13505 property described above will be forfeited to the City of Corinth Police Department, to be used, distributed, or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Section 41-29-181, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended.

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0955 LEGALS

I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 14th day of December, 2011. /s/ W. Stewart Robison, Trustee

0955 LEGALS NOTICE OF INTENTION TO FORFEIT SEIZED PROPERTY TO: Tony Luther Poe LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4 County Road 362, Burnsville, MS 38833 You are hereby notified that on November 26, 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. DESCRIPTION ON PROPERTY: 1996 Chevrolet S10 VIN # 1GCCS144XT8163271 APPROXIMATE VALUE: $1,817.00 Said property is subject to forfeiture under the provisions of Section 41-20-153(a)(5), 41-29-153(a)(7) and 41-29-153(a)(4), respectively, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as amended, as having been used, or intended 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.

In order to file a request for LEGALSyou must file a 0955 review, judicial petition to contest forfeiture in the Circuit Court of Alcorn County, Mississippi in order to claim an interest in the property.

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3t 12/22, 12/29/11, 1/5/12 13516 IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF ALCORN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF DONALD RAY LAMBERT, DECEASED NOTICE TO THE DEFENDANTS You have been made a Defendant in the Petition filed in this Court by JERRY LAMBERT, Administratrix of the Estate of DONALD RAY LAMBERT and you must take immediate action to protect your rights. You are summons to appear and defend against said Petition to determine heirs at law of DONALD RAY LAMBERT at 9:00 o’clock A.M. on day of January, the 31st 2012, at the Alcorn County Chancery Building, Corinth, Mississippi and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the things demanded in said Complaint or Petition. You are not required to file and answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said court, this the 5th day of December, 2011. SIPPI

/s/ Bobby Marolt If you do not request judicial BOBBY MAROLT review within thirty (30) days CHANCERY CLERK of receiving this notice, the property described above will By: /s/ Karen Burns, D.C. be forfeited to the City of 3t 12/8, 12/15, 12/22/11 Corinth Police Department, 13497 to be used, distributed, or disposed of in accordance with the provisions of Section HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY 41-29-181, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as HOME IMPROVEMENT amended.

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If you desire to contest the forfeiture of this property, you must within thirty (30) days of receiving this notice, file a request for judicial reALCORN COUNTY, MISSISview.

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