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The year that was: Top 10 of ’11 Salmonella outbreak tops list of year’s most significant stories BY JEBB JOHNSTON jjohnston@dailycorinthian.com

Whether in the form of flooding, historic snowfall or tornadoes, weather was one of the defining stories of 2011 for the Corinth area. It does not top the annual list of the year’s top stories, however. Most years bring a fairly clear consensus of the year’s top event, but 2011 is a notable exception, with four different stories getting at least one vote for the top spot in the newsroom’s balloting. The list includes news of local significance and weighs factors such as lasting impact and public response. The top 10 stories of the year:

1) Salmonella outbreak Probably no other local story sparked as much rumor and speculation as the recent salmonella scare, which saw some 40 people treated at the hospital. The Mississippi Department of Health traced the outbreak of gastrointestinal illness to Mexican restaurant Don Julio at Corinth Commons, where 59 patrons and employees had positive cultures.

2) Elections Elections often make the top 10 but rarely challenge for the top spot as this election year did. The election brought numerous new officials, including a majority new Board of Supervisors, while the local legislative delegation got a major shakeup with the retirement of longtime House members Harvey Moss and Billy McCoy and another incumbent defeated.

service. Another three snows over the next four weeks added altogether about 5 more inches. And to cap off the year, November bought the city’s earliest snow accumulation in 20 years.

4) Animal shelter troubles The shelter returns to the list after a year in which closure appeared possible. A new board emerged to helm the shelter, with local governments planning to build a new structure.

5) Justice court judge Jimmy McGee, serving as justice court judge post 2, is suspended for 270 days without pay by the Mississippi Supreme Court for actions taken regarding a crime in which his relative was the victim.

6) Danny Crotts repayment The state auditor’s office issued a civil demand that former second district supervisor Danny Crotts repay $159,098.94 for “funds that were misappropriated, converted to personal benefit, work on private property and for missing equipment.”

Staff photos by Mark Boehler

On April 27, an opossum with her young tests the floodwaters on Waldron Street in downtown Corinth, above. A rare heavy snowfall Jan. 9 provides a different scenic view of the railroad tracks off Linden Street, below.

7) Tornado outbreak The April tornado outbreak slams Rienzi and, especially, Pickwick with damage. While Corinth is mostly unscathed by wind damage, the city has another flooding scare, with water rising in some unexpected areas and officials standing by to evacuate the Combs Apartments.

8) Justice center opens 3) Snow January brought Corinth’s biggest snowfall in 23 years — 9.57 inches, according to the weather

While consolidating law enforcement and corrections into Please see STORIES | 2A

Ice cream truck mixes business, family, fun for Corinth woman

Outgoing superintendent reflects on time in office BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

BY STEVE BEAVERS sbeavers@dailycorinthian.com

Most days Tonja Wren is in bigger demand than Santa Claus. Unlike the jolly red one, she delivers more than one time a year. “I make rounds every day,” said Wren with music from her ice cream truck playing in the background. “If you don’t come by, kids will call and make sure that you don’t pass them by. They will even give you specific directions to their house.” The single mother of two de-

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

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Tonja Wren and her two children, Savannah and Lane, all have a part to play in the Dickey 2 Ice Cream Truck.

Index Stocks...... 7A Classified......4B Outdoors....11A Wisdom......2B

Weather......5A Obituaries......3A Opinion......4A Sports...8-9A

When Stacy Suggs leaves for work Monday morning it will be some place other than Alcorn County. The former Alcorn School District Superintendent is set to begin a new job outside the district for the first time in his 22 years as an educator. Suggs, defeated in the democratic primary for superintendent in August, has been hired by the Tishomingo County School District. He heads back to the classroom as a 7th grade history teacher at Burnsville on Tuesday fol-

lowing a staff development day on Monday. “I’m excited about being a teacher right now and seeing what the Lord has planned for my family,” said Suggs. “I appreciated my time as superintendent and wish Gina (Rogers Smith) and the district all the best in the world.” The former Kossuth teacher and coach spent 13 years in the classroom before becoming assistant principal at Kossuth Elementary. He held the assistant principal position for five years before deciding

On this day in history 150 years ago President Lincoln is frustrated as his two senior generals in the west, Henry Halleck and Don Carlos Buell, resist all efforts to coordinate their activities. General in Chief George McClellan is ill with typhoid fever.

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Pondering the New Year with a half-full cup “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” — Joey Adams Welcome 2012. I’m drinking my java “cup-halffull” this morning, thinking about the New Year, thinking about the futility of resolutions, thinking about another January birthday. As I type, I hear the steady splatter of rain pouring down, drenching an already soaked ground. It’s early, not yet 6 a.m., dark and dreary. But my cup is half full — not half empty — and I know daylight is on the way. I’m happy and ready for 2012. I’m blessed and I know it. The one resolution from years ago Beth that I’ve been able to keep (so far) is Jacks the determination to focus on that half full cup of good cheer. HopefulSnippets ly, that will be one that won’t go, as an anonymous comic once quipped, “in one year and out the other.” But I do admit that having to start every single new year with a January birthday is disquieting. Those birthdays come around so quickly. I’m not complaining, just taking heed in hopes of flicking the thought aside, perhaps. That’s what Roger Rosenblatt says we should do. Ever heard of him? He’s the author of “Rules for Aging,” and he has excellent advice for folks who are gently inching up the rickety ladder of advancing years. He says don’t think too much. “People have been living for over a hundred post-Freudian years with the idea that prolonged and continuous introspection is good for one’s mental health, thus they fail to remember how miserable doing this makes them,” Roger writes. Stop the introspection? Just what does he suggest? “Aim your thoughts outward,” says he. “Go for a run. Make a vase. Read a book . . . where you may examine someone else’s miserable life.” Hmm. I do believe Roger has an interesting attitude about this whole aging thing. Why dwell on it when dwelling on it changes not a tittle or a tat? Is this not fertile ground for a perfect New Year’s resolution? He says in order to exit our own heads we should adopt the premise that nobody else is really thinking about us. “You are certain,” he states, “that your grocer, garbageman, clergyman, sister-in-law, and your dog are all of the opinion that you have put on weight, that you have lost your touch, that you have lost your mind. I promise you: Nobody is thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves, just like you.” And I like this: Roger urges those of us with many birthdays to “live in the past, but don’t remember too much,” “never think on vacations,” be sure to “send ingratiating notes,” and “be aware that if something is boring you, it is probably you.” Good advice, all that. So there’s my simple New Year’s resolution and birthday declaration for 2012. I’m going to be thinking about you and your miserable life. But wait. If you follow Roger’s rules, you’re going to be thinking about me and my problems, and then I’m going to be worrying about your thinking about me, and ... Maybe we should forget all this thinking and just concentrate on the half full cup. If you won’t think about me, I won’t think about you (except when you screw up). Let’s reflect instead on these words from Mark Twain: “Drag your thoughts away from your troubles . . . by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.” And one more: “Change your thoughts, and you change your world,” (Norman Vincent Peale). Now, you go for a run while I happily sit myself down on a stool and make a vase. Happy New Year! Beth Boswell Jacks is a freelance writer and newspaper columnist from Cleveland. Her grandparents and aunt and uncle were natives of Iuka. She can be contacted at: bethjacks@hotmail.com.

STORIES: Reopening of Kmart, case of missing woman round out list of 2011’s Top 10 stories CONTINUED FROM 1A

one facility, the new jail puts Alcorn County in compliance with a court order to provide improved jail facilities. Housing several hundred prisoners for the Mississippi Department of Corrections funds the project. Other shuffling of offices happens at the courthouse and Corinth City Hall as new space becomes available.

9) Kmart reopens Kmart reopens its Fulton Crossing store

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nine months after the May 2010 flood caused severe damage. Soon afterward, the retailer sues the city, Kroger, property owners and others over the flood damage.

10) Missing woman case The case of missing woman Tammy McVey Wright, who was last seen in Corinth, remains unsolved. Officials identified human remains found in a burned car in southern Alcorn County as hers.

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

Customers get in line to purchase one of the 46 different items Dickey 2 offers.

TRUCK: ‘I wanted to do something where the kids could go with me’ CONTINUED FROM 1A

cided to give the ice cream business a try as a way to earn some money while also spending time with her children, 10-year-old Savannah and 2-year-old Lane. “I wanted to do something where the kids could go with me and there wasn’t another ice cream truck around here,” said Wren. The 39-year-old entrepreneur found an old mail delivery truck in September and started Dickey 2 Ice Cream Truck, making rounds through local subdivisions peddling 46 different frozen sweet treats. The operation is one of the family variety. While Tonja is the driver, Savannah fills the orders. “I’m in charge of the freezer,” said the young helper. “It’s a fun thing to do and I love it.” Wren doesn’t start the music that draws the children in until Savannah gets home from school at Ramer Elementary. She doesn’t have a supplier, choosing to pick up the items at local super markets. “The only time we don’t make rounds is when it’s raining,” said the ice cream lady. “We don’t want kids to get out in weather like that.” The hottest selling

Staff photo by Steve Beavers

Ten year-old Savannah Wren is in charge of the freezer in the family business. items on the delivery truck are the Strawberry Crunch and Reece’s, according to Wren. Frozen treat items range from $1$1.50 with no item being

more than $2. “Kids never outgrow ice cream,” she said. “If they don’t have enough money, we take what they have, because we want

kids to be happy.” The Ramer, Tenn. resident wants children to be happy so much, she even worked the recent holiday. She — like Santa — was out making rounds on Christmas Day.. “You wouldn’t think that you would do any business on that day, but we have our regular little customers,” she said. “I never thought this would take off like it has.” Plans are for the trio to purchase a new the truck for the summer season to replace “one leg” as Savannah likes to refer to it. Wren wants to paint it hot pink and lime green to draw more attention. For now, Dickey 2 will keep playing music and selling ice cream treats even during the winter season. “If I can just make enough for gas and to pay for Savannah’s lunch at school, it’s all worth it,” said Wren. “It’s worth it because both of them are with me.” (Want the Dickey 2 Ice Cream Truck to come through your neighborhood? Contact Tonja Wren at 662-416-7843 or 731239-5790. The truck is also available for special events such as business socials and birthday parties.)

SUGGS: ‘I’m proud of how the district expectations changed, making student achievement a priority,’ outgoing Alcorn superintendent says CONTINUED FROM 1A

to run for superintendent. Suggs defeated Rogers Smith for the county’s top education position in 2007. The Murray State graduate inherited some major financial hurdles after taking office. “Very few people knew the district was in financial trouble,” said the father of two. “The whole experience started out as a difficult adjustment, but it enabled me to grow as a leader.” During three years of his four-year term, the district had to make cuts due to the financial difficulties and the economy. The district also had to borrow a $3.5 million tax anticipation note to keep things going. “Basically, it short staffed us,” said Suggs. “It ended up hurting morale more than anything else.” In spite of those hardships, county students continued to make strides in the classroom. “We always met the needs of the kids,” said the Kossuth High School alum. “We did so well academically despite the financial hurdles we had to overcome.” While superintendent, Suggs also oversaw the

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in a different county, he hopes the citizens realize the difficult decisions he faced while superintendent. “I think some people perceived me as a dictator for having to make decisions to lay people off,” said Suggs. “It was just that we had to make some tough decisions.”

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Deaths Marilyn McClinton

Court to hear wrongful firing case BY JACK ELLIOTT JR. Associated Press

Marilyn McClinton, 49, of Corinth, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. All other arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Myra Barnes IUKA — Funeral services for Myra Barnes, 58, are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Harmony United Methodist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery. Ms. Barnes died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at her residence. She was a very active member of Harmony United Methodist Church where she was previously a Sunday School teacher and led the UMYF. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hurchel and Joyce Daniel Robertson. Survivors include a son, Corey Barnes of Iuka; a daughter, Courtney Barnes Fair (Rusty) of Winona; a sister, Kate Davis (Christopher) of Nashville, Tn.; and four grandchildren, Callie Claire Barnes Kimbrell, Annsleigh Fair, Cole Fair, and Ella Kate Fair. Bro. Rusty Fair and Rev. Ronnie Goodwin will officiate. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka.

Odell Bullard IUKA — Funeral services for W. Odell Bullard, 88, are set for 2 p.m. today at Patrick United Methodist Church with burial in the Patrick Cemetery. Mr. Bullard died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his residence. He was a member of Patrick United Methodist Church and an U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He retired from Intex and was a life-long farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emogene Ledgewood Bullard; a sister, Ruby Price; and a grandchild, Andrea Bullard. Survivors include a son, Bill Bullard and his wife Christi of Bartlett, Tn.; a daughter, Pam Bullard of Memphis, Tn.; two brothers, Raymond Bullard and Charles Bullard both of Iuka; and three grandchildren, Jessica Bullard of Bartlett, Tn., Samantha Bullard of Bartlett, Tn., and Olivia Bullard of Memphis, Tn. Rev. Larry Dollar will officiate. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time. Cutshall Funeral Home-Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Smitty Smith

BURNSVILLE — Lephane “Smitty” Smith, 57, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Smith was a former auto mechanic and painter. He was preceded in death by his father, Vester T. Smith; and his mother, Marie Young Hancock. Survivors include three brothers, Jimmy Smith of Horn Lake, Victor Smith of Memphis, Tn., and Coy Smith of Horn Lake; three half-sisters, Annette Scott of Burnsville, Betty Joiner of McKenzie, Tn., and Carolyn Littlejohn of Memphis, Tn. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cutshall Funeral Home-Iuka is in charge of arrangements.

Bob Strickland Funeral services for Bobby Nelson “Bob” Strickland, 80, of Corinth, are set for 3 p.m. today at Farmington Baptist Church with burial in Forrest Memorial Park. Mr. Strickland died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Mississippi Care Center. Born Dec. 30, 1932, he was a heavy equipment operator and also served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola Crum Strickland; a son, Martin “Scooter” Strickland; his parents, Luther and Mable Clemmer Strickland; and Strickland two brothers, Elmer Strickland and Dave Strickland. Survivors include a son, Neal Strickland and his wife Janice of Trenton, Tn.; two sisters, Doris Brewer and Sue Grisham both of Corinth; two grandchildren, Jessica Strickland of Jackson, Tn., and Angela Coble of Nashville, Tn.; and a special friend Martha Sue Wall of Corinth. Rev. Tim Nall will officiate. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary Policy The Daily Corinthian include the following information in obituaries: The name, age, city of residence of the deceased; when, where and manner of death of the deceased; time and location of funeral service; name of officiant; time and location of visitation; time and location of memorial services; biographical information can include date of birth, education, place of employment/ occupation, military service and church membership; survivors can include spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings (step included), and grandchildren, great-grandchildren can be listed by number only; preceded in death can include spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings (step included), grandchildren; great-grandchildren can be listed by number only. No other information will be included in the obituary. All obituaries (complete and incomplete) will be due no later than 4 p.m. on the day prior to its publication. Obituaries will only be accepted from funeral homes. All obituaries must contain a signature of the family member making the funeral arrangements.

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Forestry Commission has appealed a judge’s ruling that it wrongly fired a Franklin County forester who opposed logging plan pushed by the state. The state Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case Jan. 18. A Franklin County judge ruled for Stephen Oglesby in 2010. According to court records, Oglesby was at odds with the commission over the logging plan. Oglesby contended the plan would detrimental to Franklin County’s 16th Section school land. The Mississippi Employee Appeals Board affirmed Oglesby’s termination in 2010. Oglesby appealed their decision to circuit court. Judge Forrest Johnson said he found no “actual insubordination”

by Oglesby. The judge said the only evidence of an outright refusal to do something was Oglesby’s refusal adopt his superior’s plan as his own. The court will hear oral arguments Jan. 25 in an appeal by Earnest Ladd. Ladd was sentenced to serve 25 years in 2010 in DeSoto County. He was sentenced as a habitual offender. Prosecutor cited two previous convictions in Tennessee to support Ladd’s habitual offender status. Ladd was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime, burglary of a dwelling, grand larceny and possession of stolen property. With the prior convictions, Ladd faced a minimum of 25 years or up to life in prison as a repeat offender. Prosecutors say a Southaven homeowner caught Ladd and another man loading lawn equipment from

her garage into their truck in December 2007. The truck was later found to have been stolen. They were arrested the following January after another burglary in Southaven. In another case, the court will hear from attorneys for David Campbell on Feb. 9. Campbell is appealing his conviction in Lafayette County in 2010 for fondling his 16-year-old foster child. He was acquitted on a sexual battery count. Prosecutors say Campbell was a foster parent to the teenage girl from May 1, 2006 to August 9, 2006. The charges came after an investigation into an allegation of inappropriate contact between the defendant and his foster child during a family visit in Pontotoc. Prosecutors said the investigation revealed the defendant had fondled the teenager in his home in Oxford.

Community Events Holiday garbage schedule ■ Alcorn County has set its garbage collection schedule for the upcoming holiday week. For New Year’s, the Jan. 2 and 3 routes will both be collected on Jan. 3. ■ The Corinth Street Department’s holiday pickup schedule will be as follows: Monday, Jan. 2, garbage will be picked up Tuesday, Jan. 3.

NEMCC registration Registration dates for day/evening and distance learning classes for the 2012 spring semester at Northeast Mississippi Community College are set: Registration on the main campus in Booneville is Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 2-3 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and at the Corinth campus, Monday, Jan. 2, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Day and evening classes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Distance learning classes commence on Monday, Jan. 17. Registration for day and evening classes will remain open until Wednesday, Jan. 11.  Students may register for distance learning

classes through Friday, Jan. 13. Northeast’s Bookstore located in the Haney Union will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Jan. 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10. Regular hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.   For additional information about admissions or financial aid, call 662-720-7239 in Booneville or email admitme@nemcc.edu. Students who are uncertain about their career or educational choices should contact the Counseling Center at 662-7207313. Visit Northeast on the Internet at www.nemcc.edu.

methods of diagnosis. Screening mammograms are available through self-referral. The cost of a screening mammogram is $168. The results of the mammograms are read by NMMC radiologists, physicians who specialize in interpreting X-ray, ultrasound and other types of imaging studies. Appointments for all mammography services are scheduled in advance. To schedule a screening mammogram, call 662-3777982 or 1-800-843-3375.

Youth productions Mobile Mammography North Mississippi Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit travels to area communities to provide convenient access to mammography services. The mobile mammography unit will be at the following location: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 3-4 — NMMC-Iuka, 1777 Curtis Drive. A screening mammogram is used to detect breast cancer in women with no current breast problems. The test can detect cancer before it can be found by physician examination or other

Auditions for Corinth TheatreArts’ two spring youth productions, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Fisherman and His Wife” will be Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 2-3, at 4 p.m. at Crossroads Playhouse on Fulton Drive in Corinth. No experience necessary. Call 287-2995 for information.

Blood drive The following local blood drive is being held: Tuesday, Jan. 3 — 2-7 p.m., Corinth Wal-Mart.

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

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

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

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“The Few and the Proud — Marines Helping Marines” — a United States Marine Corps League is a visitation program for senior inactive Marines. When a senior inactive Marine is housebound or in a nursing home or hospice, the Corinth detachment will visit fellow Marines — because once a Marine always a Marine. For more information, call 662287-3233.

Magnolia Dulcimer meetings are 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 919 Shiloh Rd., Corinth. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, contact Jan Pike, 665-1871.

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

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Support groups ■ The Savannah 123 Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 589 N. Cherry St in downtown Savannah, Tenn. ■ A sexual assault support group meets in Tupelo on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information and location of the group, please call 1-800-527-7233. ■ NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a monthly support group for adults experiencing a mental illness. Meetings will be held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in Iuka at the public library. The group will be led by trained mentors who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Please call the NAMI Mississippi office for more information at 1-800-357-0388.

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4A • Sunday, January 1, 2012

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The lava flows as Mount Newt erupts DES MOINES, Iowa — Nobody erupts like Newt Gingrich. While his face remains largely placid, the words flow from his lips like lava. “I think Ron Paul’s views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American,” Gingrich told CNNs Wolf Blitzer last Tuesday evening. Ron Paul, Newt says, has “not yet disowned” his own newsletter that has contained “racist, anti-Semitic” slurs, “called for the destruction of Israel” and “called for a race war.” Further, according to Gingrich, Ron Paul believes “the United States was responsible for 9/11.” “He’s not going to get the nomination; it won’t happen,” Gingrich says. “The people in the United States are not going to accept somebody who thinks it’s irrelevant if Iran gets a nuclear weapon.” And in the laughably unlikely event that Ron Paul does get the Republican nomination, Gingrich says he will not vote for him. And the lava flow doesn’t stop at Ron Paul. Mitt Romney has made the mistake of twitting Gingrich’s campaign for comparing its failure to get on the ballot in Virginia to “Pearl Harbor.” “I think it’s more like Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory,” Romney tells reporters with a laugh. Uh-oh. This somewhat oblique reference to incompetence causes a new eruption from Mount Newt. Gingrich challenged Romney to a 90-minute debate in Iowa where, Gingrich says, “I want to see him say that to my face.” “If you want to attack people,” Gingrich says, “at least be man enough to own it.” At least be man enough. Newt also accuses Romney “of paying for abortions with state money,” but that is nothing compared to the “man enough” attack. Gingrich has promised to stay positive, but his being able to do so has severe limits. Romney is not a real man, Gingrich says, because he attacks people via television rather than in person. (That Gingrich is engaging in precisely the same behavior is neither here nor there.) A Romney spokesman dismisses the eruption as another sign that Gingrich has “had a really bad week.” A Paul spokesman says it is a sign of Gingrich’s “frustration from his floundering campaign.” But is Gingrich floundering? From midNovember to mid-December, a series of polls taken in Iowa showed Gingrich in first place. Three recent polls taken in Des Moines show him in third place. Could this be because the attack ads by Romney and Paul have taken their toll? Could be, but there are so many warring ads on Iowa TV these days, that it is hard to believe anyone is taking them very seriously. Just trying to follow them all puts one at the risk of whiplash. There are no more debates before the caucuses on Tuesday. (Mitt Romney has declined Gingrich’s invitation to prove his manhood.) Probably, the last major event is today’s publication of the Des Moines Register Iowa Poll, a poll with a record of accuracy in a state that is difficult to poll. (It is difficult to poll because it is difficult to cast an actual ballot in the Iowa caucuses compared to answering a pollster’s questions.) The keys to victory will be passion, organization and electability: The ability to evoke passion from caucus voters, an effective campaign organization that identifies supporters and gets them to the polls, and the perception of who will be most electable next November. No candidate has all three keys, but two will be good enough, and one may do in a pinch. The results Tuesday will probably eliminate only the very bottom of the pack. The top finishers will storm, stroll or limp into New Hampshire for yet another round of bloodletting. “It’s a very confusing field right now,” Gingrich says. And he is doing his best to keep it that way. (Roger Simon is chief political columnist of politico.com, an award-winning journalist and a New York Times best selling author.)

Prayer for today “Heavenly Father, for this coming year, teach me to do the thing that pleases You, to know Your guiding voice and to walk with You each day. Amen.

A verse to share In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:6 (NIV)

Worth quoting Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. — Oprah Winfrey

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New pattern, old woes in state government STARKVILLE — Mississippi voters enter 2012 with the assurance of a new — or at least significantly reshuffled — leadership team in state government. Most significantly, the New Year is bringing dramatic changes in the Mississippi Legislature Within days, outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour will pass the baton of executive branch leadership to incoming Gov. Phil Bryant. Bryant will be succeeded by new Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Democratic House Speaker Billy McCoy and his party’s leadership in the House will be replaced by a new Republican regime that appears certain to be led by new House Speaker Philip Gunn. New legislative committee chairs and vice chairs will emerge in both houses of the Legislature. Perhaps more than any single development will be what many predict will be the emergence of a new paradigm in how the Legislature and the new governor interact as compared to how the prior Legislature interacted with Barbour. While Bryant brings prior

legislative experience in both the House and the Senate that Barbour didn’t posSid sess and it’s Salter true that the GOP now Columnist controls the House, Senate and the Governor’s Mansion, there is a clear expectation that the Legislature is seeking to reassert its constitutional role as the stronger branch of state government. The 1890 Constitution provides a system that vests more power in the Legislature than in the state’s governor. Barbour turned that model on its head during his two terms in office, implementing Washingtonstyle party discipline particularly in the state Senate and using that discipline to manipulate state government into a model which pitted Barbour and the Senate in many cases against the House to the benefit of Barbour’s position. The dynamics of an allRepublican power structure, however, is likely to re-

turn the role of the governor to that which existed when the Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the Governor’s Mansion. In that era, the governor enjoyed less power and the stronger figures in state government were the lieutenant governor and the House speaker. For Bryant, the challenge will be to utilize his prior legislative experience along with the power of the “bully pulpit” of the governor’s office to push for his own reforms. Reeves enjoys a significant GOP majority in the Senate and that will strengthen both his political hand and that of the chamber he leads. In the House, the partisan divide is not wide enough to give the new speaker a blank check. Republicans don’t have a super majority in the House and governing will require the new GOP House speaker to find a working super majority among individuals from all three major House camps — the Republicans, the rural Democrats and the House Black Caucus. Many House Republicans are still smarting from what

they called “not having a seat at the table” during McCoy’s tenure as House speaker. Some argue for “scorched earth” retribution against House Democrats now that the GOP has the upper hand. But the more likely outcome is that state government returns to a more familiar, traditional system in which there are institutional political tensions between the House and Senate and between the Legislature and the governor. At the same time, state Republicans are keenly aware of the contempt that political gridlock on Capitol Hill had bred among voters and they will seek to avoid that slippery slope while they are in control across the board at the Mississippi State Capitol. For if the leadership team is new, many of the vexing problems — the state budget, a staggering economy, redistricting — have changed little since the Legislature adjourned from the 2011 regular session. (Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at sidsalter@sidsalter. com.)

Republican voters need to be realistic about choices No one seems to be really happy with this year’s field of Republican candidates for that party’s presidential nomination -- except perhaps the Democrats. The sudden rise, and equally sudden fall, of a succession of Republican frontrunners is just one sign of the dissatisfaction of the Republican voters with this field of candidates. In this, as in many other aspects of life, we can only make our choice among the options actually available. So Republican voters who want to be realistic need to understand that they are going to end up with qualms and nagging doubts about whomever they pick this time. Not all voters want to be realistic, of course. Some voters, whether Democrats, Republicans or independents, treat elections as occasions to vent their emotions, rather than as a process to pick someone into whose hands to place the fate of the nation. People who think this way tend to vote for someone they just happen to like, whether for personal or ideological reasons, and regardless of whether that candidate has any realistic chance of being elected. The surprising support in the polls for Congressman

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Ron Paul seems to be of this sort. But does anyone seriously want to put the fate of Thomas this nation Sowell in the hands of a man who Hoover can casually Institution brush aside the danger of nuclear weapons in the hands of Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism? Barring some astonishing surprise, the contest for the Republican nomination for president boils down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. It is doubtful whether either of them is anyone’s idea of an ideal candidate or a model of consistency. The fact that each of the short-lived front-runners in the Republican field gained that position by presenting themselves as staunch conservatives suggests that Republican voters may have been trying to avoid having to accept Mitt Romney, whose record as governor of Massachusetts produced nothing that would be regarded as a serious conservative achievement. Romney’s own talking point that he has been a successful businessman is no reason to put him into

a political office, however much it may be a reason for him to become a successful businessman again. Perhaps the strongest reason for some voters to support Governor Romney is that the smart money says he is more “electable” than the other candidates in general and Newt Gingrich in particular. But there was a time when even some conservative smart money types were saying that Ronald Reagan was too old to run for president, and that he should step aside for someone younger. Washington Post editor Meg Greenfield said that the people in the Carter White House were “ecstatic” when the Republicans nominated Reagan, because they were convinced that they could clobber him. Today, it is said that the Obama administration fears Romney, but would relish the opportunity to clobber Gingrich because of his “baggage.” CNN has already started digging into Gingrich’s most recent divorce. Much depends on whether you think the voting public is going to be more interested in Newt Gingrich’s personal past than in the country’s future. Most of the things for which Gingrich has been

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criticized are things he did either in his personal life or when he was out of office. But, if we are serious, we are more concerned with his ability to perform when in office. Even some of those who believe that Gingrich would devastate Obama in headto-head debates on substantive issues nevertheless claim that all Obama has to do is come back with questions about Newt’s work for failed mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac. But, even at the personal, point-scoring level, Barack Obama can open up a can of worms by going that route, since Freddie Mac at least never planted bombs in public places, like some of Obama’s political allies. There are no guarantees, no matter whom the Republicans vote for in the primaries. Why not vote for the candidate who has shown the best track record of accomplishments, both in office and in the debates? That is Newt Gingrich. With all his shortcomings, his record shows that he knows how to get the job done in Washington. (Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His website is www. tsowell.com.)

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State Accident in ’63 shrinks whole world in ’11 BY PAMELA HITCHINS Associated Press

VICKSBURG — A lot of people who have heard the story over the years still don’t believe it, Wallace Goza says of his surviving a fall from the top of an electrical pole 48 years ago. Now an unlikely epilogue has been added to the tale — Goza’s chance encounter in a Jackson hospital waiting room with a man he’d never met but who knew just about every detail of his story except his name. Goza, 78, was visiting his cousin at St. Dominic Hospital a couple of months ago when he was introduced to his cousin’s pastor, the Rev. Geoffrey Joyner of First United Methodist Church in Brandon. The name rang a bell with Goza, and not because Joyner spent nine years in Vicksburg as the minister at Crawford Street United Methodist. “Are you kin to Brother Oliver Joyner?” Goza asked. “That was my dad,” Geoffrey Joyner told him. Talking, the two realized Geoffrey Joyner’s father, the Rev. Oliver Joyner, had been an important part of Goza’s recovery nearly half a century ago — which in turn had become a significant part of Oliver Joyner’s ministry. The elder Joyner had been pastor of the Northview United Methodist

“Daddy would always preach about putting our faith and confidence in the right place. He would talk about the lineman from the power company that he had known who had a brand new safety belt, and the brand new belt let him down — but God didn’t. That was the way the sermon was preached.” Geoffrey Joyner Church (now Morning Star Adventist Church) where Wallace Goza and his wife, Janice, were members in January 1963. Wallace Goza was a 29-year-old lineman with Mississippi Power & Light, and he and Janice had a 9-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. One morning, he and five crew members were performing routine maintenance on a line. In those days, the men climbed the poles using hooks on their boots and a safety belt, and that day one of the men talked Goza into using his new safety belt to “hobo up the pole.” “I didn’t need it — I had my own — but he was so generous, and his looked newer than mine, so I took it,” he recalled. When he got to the top of the pole, “it pulled apart, just like you’d take a piece of gum and pull one end and the other,” Goza said. “It was a clean break.” He fell nearly 55 feet, suffering a broken back, two broken legs, a crushed ankle, a broken arm, cuts on his face and a body so

bruised it hurt and was discolored for two years. On the way down, he had time to think, and remembers praying, “Lord, help me, this could be it,” he said. “But when I hit the ground, I never ever thought about dying again.” Goza’s crew did what they could, pulling off his boots and trying to tend to him, although they all thought he was dying, he said. One ran about a mile to get to a phone and call an ambulance. “There had been a wreck that day, and the people had been taken to Mercy Hospital. The ambulance was still there. Dr. (Richmond) Sharbrough was also at the hospital and he jumped in the ambulance and came with them,” Goza said. An 8-foot-long twoby-four — the only thing available — was grabbed from the back of a truck, and the doctor used it to splint his right leg. “They put me in the ambulance and the ambulance door wouldn’t close,” Goza said, so Sharbrough rode in the back holding

onto Goza with one hand and the ambulance door with the other. “Then when we got to the hospital, they wheeled me into the elevator and the elevator door wouldn’t close.” A maintenance man was called to bring a Skil saw to cut the board so they could get Goza into the elevator and up to surgery. The doctors operated for seven hours, he said. Oliver Joyner was called and stood by during the entire surgery. Janice Goza, who had been at work at Westinghouse (now Cooper Lighting), was told “he had a little accident.” She got to the hospital in time to see him arrive with the twoby-four sticking out of the back of the ambulance. “I was in shock,” she said. “I couldn’t believe he was in the shape he was in.” Doctors told her the next 72 hours would be critical to Wallace’s survival. Over the next eight months, including nearly three spent at Mercy, Goza recovered. Oliver Joyner visited him 85 out

of the 87 days he was at Mercy. “It was not a big part, but it was the biggest thing to me,” Goza said. MP&L paid all of his medical bills and held his job open for him, he said. Before his first day back, he made a point of climbing another electrical pole even though he still had braces on his legs, just to make sure he could do it. “I had to feed my family and I didn’t know how to do anything else,” Goza said. “Plus I loved my job.” He has steadfastly refused to find self-pity in the accident and its painful aftermath. “I could have sued somebody, but I didn’t,” he said. “They could have given me a million dollars and I don’t know where I’d be today, but I didn’t look at it as a tragedy. I just accepted it and went on with my life. I had a good job, I made good money. I have no ill feelings about it.” The Gozas went on to have another son, and in the 1990s Wallace Goza retired from MP&L after

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43 years with the company. Oliver Joyner, who died in 1994, served at Northview for just three years before moving on to another church in the Delta, but the accident was an object lesson he often called upon in his ministry, his son said. “I must have heard that story 100 times,” he said. “Daddy would always preach about putting our faith and confidence in the right place. He would talk about the lineman from the power company that he had known who had a brand new safety belt, and the brand new belt let him down — but God didn’t. That was the way the sermon was preached.” If he had known Wallace Goza’s name, he would have looked him up when he was at Crawford Street from 2000 to 2009, he said. “That was a freak accident that happened,” said Janice Goza, and she was not talking about her husband’s fall. “It just goes to show you, the world is not as big as you think it is.”

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee National Guardsman had his Christmas Eve interrupted by news that a vehicle had smashed through his house — in the exact same spot another one did nearly two years ago. In February 2010, a runaway construction

truck had run into Doug Edmisten’s house when he was home from Iraq for his son’s birth, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Edmisten says he, his wife and their son were visiting family when his neighbor called and said, “Merry Christmas. There’s a van in your

house.” The vehicle belonged to a neighbor, who told police he’d been working on the vehicle’s brakes. The last time, the Edmisten family spent 65 days in a motel while the damage was repaired. Edmisten figures they’ll celebrate their son’s second birthday at a motel.

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NEW YORK — Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid’s party can’t happen at your house, not with your kid, because he’s a good kid, it’s time to wake up and smell the whiskey bottle tossed on your lawn. Because of the high risk of underage drinking and driving this time of year, many parents open their homes to partying teens as a way to keep them off the roads. What some may not know is that liability laws can leave Mom and Dad vulnerable to lawsuits, fines and even jail time if underage drinking is found to be going on under their roof. Parents can get in trouble even if they didn’t know about the drinking. That’s what a Menlo Park, Calif., father says he is up against. Bill Burnett, a Stanford University professor, was arrested the night after Thanksgiving over a basement party thrown by his 17-year-old son to celebrate a big high school football win. Burnett said he and his wife had forbidden alcohol at the party and were upstairs at the time police received a call about possible drinking by minors. In fact, he said, he had twice made his way to the basement to check on the merry-making. He spent a night in jail and was booked on 44 counts of suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Each misdemeanor count carries up to a $2,500 fine and nearly a year in jail. Burnett questioned the deterrent value of

laws that hold parents legally responsible even if they didn’t know there was alcohol at the party. “In this case I think arresting a parent isn’t going to prevent kids from drinking,” he said on the “Today” show. Eight states have specific “social host” laws that say parents can get in trouble if underage guests are drinking, even if no one gets hurt, according to the National Institutes of Health. (Some of those states allow parents to serve alcohol to their own children in some situations.) Sixteen other states have laws that hold Mom and Dad legally responsible for underage drinking under certain circumstances — for example, if a teen who drank at their home got into a car accident, NIH said. In other states, parents can get in trouble under more general liability laws. Stephen Wallace, a senior adviser at Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, which used to be called Students Against Drunk Driving, said that with an increased awareness of the dangers of underage drinking, law enforcement authorities are increasingly relying on social host liability laws to go after parents. While he acknowledged that teens are adept at finding ways to drink on the sly, he said he is all for anything that gets at the problem of underage drinking. He said he finds it troubling that the Burnetts said they saw no alcohol consumed at their party. “Parents need to say to kids, ‘You shouldn’t be drinking at all and you certainly can’t do

it here because we can be put in jail,’” Wallace said. According to SADD research co-sponsored by the insurance company Liberty Mutual, more teens are saying that their parents allow them to go to parties where alcohol is being served — 41 percent in 2011, compared with 36 percent two years ago. Also, 57 percent of high school students whose parents allow them to drink at home said they prefer to drink elsewhere with their friends, Wallace said. At some parties, the parents themselves supply the booze. In other cases, the kids bring it, sometimes with the hosts’ knowledge. “Some parents feel helpless,” said David Singer of Demarest, N.J., who has 17-yearold twin daughters and a 20-year-old son in college. “Some parents feel they need to look the other way in order to help their kids fit in with the cool crowd. And some parents believe, ‘It’s better under my roof than who-knowswhere.’” Like Burnett, Singer said he doesn’t condone drinking by his underage kids under any circumstances. And yet he found a whiskey bottle in the yard after a party thrown by his son. Burnett acknowledged he made a mistake but said he doesn’t believe police crackdowns like the one at his house do much good. “All of this is probably going to go underground and result in a more dangerous situation for kids,” he told the online news network Patch. “I really don’t think it’s up to the police to help me parent.”

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Daily Corinthian â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday, January 1, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ 7A

THE WEEK IN REVIEW US job market ends year in better shape BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

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WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The long-suffering job market is ending the year better off than it began. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits each week has dropped by 10 percent since January. The unemployment rate, 8.6 percent in November, is at its lowest level in nearly three years. Factory output is rising, business owners say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more optimistic about hiring and consumer confidence has jumped to its highest level since April. Even the beleaguered housing market is looking slightly better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are ending the year on an up note,â&#x20AC;? says Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. Still, 25 million Americans remain out of work or unable to find full-time jobs. Most analysts forecast a stronger economy and job growth in 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and rule out a second recession â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but they caution that could change if Europeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt crisis worsens or consumers pull back on spending. On Thursday, the Labor Department said the number of people applying for unemployment

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CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

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HOGS-Lean 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

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COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

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

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+8.0/A +0.2/B -0.2/B +2.6/A -0.6/D +0.9/C +1.7/B -0.2/B +0.3/B -0.9/B -0.9/C -3.5 +0.1/A -4.1/E -0.2/B +2.8/C

BATON ROUGE, La. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; College students clash with administrators over steeply rising tuition. Public employees shut down statehouses amid cuts to pay and retirement benefits. Teachers and social welfare advocates protest budget cuts. Lawmakers struggle to cope with sharp declines in tax revenue. If government budgets were once an eye-glazing topic, they moved to the top of the public agenda in 2011 as state and local governments faced some of their most difficult decisions since the national recession began in late 2007. A fourth year of declining tax revenue meant deep spending cuts and, in many states, a rethinking of the role of government and the scope of the services it should provide. Budget experts expect last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tumult to give way to somewhat steadier times in 2012, as tax revenue continues a slow rebound. But few budget planners are celebrating, as cautious optimism about an uneven economic recovery is leading to subdued expectations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be no restorations,â&#x20AC;? said Eileen Klein, chief of staff for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we can eliminate that word from the budget vernacular.â&#x20AC;? The end of a three-year state sales tax increase in 2013 and concerns about Medicaid expansion in 2014 driven by the federal health care overhaul has led the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Republican governor and GOP lawmakers, who have a ma-

jority in the Legislature, to say they must hold the line against new spending. The cautiousness in Arizona is an illustration of the continued budget turmoil expected in 2012 throughout much of the nation, even after four years of deep spending cuts. States have closed budget gaps totaling more than $500 billion since late 2007, with 48 states cutting programs and services. Louisiana, for example, recently trimmed subsidies that are provided to grandparents and other relatives taking care of children who are not their own, ended a program in 10 local jurisdictions to help people find jobs and sliced money for counseling services for atrisk children. Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal cut public college funding another $50 million this month to help close the latest budget shortfall. Rising tuition has led to rallies on campuses across the country, including some protests that turned violent in California. Adam Thongsavat, 22, expects the year ahead to be even more active on campuses. The student body president at the University of California, Davis, where campus police pepper-sprayed peaceful demonstrators last fall, said students are angry over rising tuition and a lack of job prospects once they graduate. In his time as a student, he saw tuition and campus fees at the public university rise by nearly 68 percent, from about $8,000 in 2007 to $13,400 this year.

          

pace for the previous three months, but not as high as job growth in the first quarter of the year. Job listings website Indeed.com says its revenue has more than doubled in the past year as companies spend more on recruiting. CEO Paul Forster says the healthcare, energy and information-technology sectors have the greatest increase in job openings. More small businesses plan to hire than at any time in three years, a trade group said earlier this month. And a separate private-sector survey found more companies are planning to add workers in the first quarter of next year than at any time since 2008. Consumers are also growing more confident. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 64.5 in December, the highest reading since April. Still, the economy and job market remain vulnerable to setbacks. Economists view Europe as the biggest threat to the global economy in 2012. Europe is expected to fall into recession as banks reduce lending and countries cut spending and raise taxes in response to a simmering government-debt crisis.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think 2012 will make even optimists pessimistic,â&#x20AC;? said Thongsavat, who recently graduated with a double major in history and political science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see is a lot more unrest unless leaders in Sacramento, our regents and community leaders take active stances on improving student lives. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a lot more of the same, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get a lot worse.â&#x20AC;? Federal stimulus money approved by Congress when the Democrats were in control helped during the heart of the recession, delaying layoffs of teachers and police officers while moderating cuts to Medicaid and other public health programs. Some states raised taxes and fees and tapped their rainy-day funds. But even with a trickle of good economic news recently, state officials say no one should expect robust government

spending anytime soon. Commitments still exceed incoming tax revenue in many states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at a slow pace. But any improvement, no matter how small, is positive news,â&#x20AC;? said Todd Haggerty, a research analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Arkansas is among those states expecting to see a slight bump in tax revenue for the fiscal year that begins July 1, but it will not be enough to significantly restore funding to slashed programs and services. Worries about the strength of the economic recovery linger, making state officials hesitant to spend, said Richard Weiss, head of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of clouds out there, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of headwind out there that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very concerned about,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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an economy faced with a debt crisis in Europe and, as recently as last summer, scattered predictions of a second recession at home. There was plenty of reason for gloom. A political standoff over the federal borrowing limit brought the United States to the brink of default and cost the nation its top-drawer credit rating. Most analysts now say another recession is unlikely. The economy likely grew at an annual rate of 3 percent or more in the final three months of this year, analysts say. That would top the 1.8 percent growth rate in the JulySeptember quarter, and the 0.9 percent growth rate in the first half of the year. Employers have added an average of 143,000 net jobs a month from September through November. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost double the pace for the previous three months. Although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s below the pace from the first quarter of 2011, Next year should be even better for hiring. The Associated Press surveyed 36 economists this month who said they expect the economy to generate an average of about 175,000 jobs per month in 2012. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost double the

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benefits last week rose 15,000 to 381,000. But the four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 375,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the lowest level since June 2008. When applications for unemployment benefits consistently fall below 375,000, economists consider it a reasonable sign that hiring is rising enough to push the unemployment rate lower. The four-week average has remained below 400,000 for seven weeks, the longest stretch since April. A mildly positive report on housing also came out on Thursday. The National Association of Realtors said the number of people who signed contracts to buy homes rose in November to its highest level in a year and a half. The association sought to temper enthusiasm by noting that the number of canceled contracts is also on the rise. But financial markets seized on the good news in both reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 113 points in afternoon trading. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The recovery in the labor market is maintaining its momentum,â&#x20AC;? says Michael Gapen, an economist at Barclays Capital. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noteworthy for

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Local Schedule Tuesday Basketball Thrasher @ Central, 6 Blue Mountain @ Biggersville, 6 Corinth @ Shannon, 6 Kossuth @ Lewisburg, 6 Falkner @ Walnut, 6 Chester Co. @ McNairy, 6 Soccer Tish County @ Corinth, 4:30/6 Thursday Basketball Alcorn Co. Tourney (WXRZ) Tippah Co. Tourney   Friday Basketball McNairy @ Lexington, 6 Alcorn Co. Tourney (WXRZ) Tippah Co. Tourney Soccer Corinth @ North Pontotoc, 5:30/7   Saturday Basketball McNairy @ Hardin Co., 6 Alcorn Co. Tourney (WXRZ) Tippah Co. Tourney Soccer Corinth @ Amory, 11/1   Tuesday, Jan. 10 Basketball Amory @ Corinth, 6 Central @ Booneville, 6 Kossuth @ Belmont, 6 Biggersville @ Nettleton, 6 Walnut @ Hickory Flat, 6 McNairy @ Liberty, 6   Friday, Jan. 13 Basketball Tish County @ Corinth, 6 Ripley @ Central, 6 Falkner @ Kossuth, 6 Biggersville @ Blue Mountain, 6 Strayhorn @ Walnut, 6 Bolivar @ McNairy, 6   Saturday, Jan. 14 Basketball Belmont Challenge (G) Central (G) Corinth Kossuth No. Pontotoc Shootout (B) Biggersville (B) Corinth Soccer Corinth @ DeSoto Central, 11/1   Tuesday, Jan. 17 Basketball Belmont @ Central, 6 Ripley @ Kossuth, 6 Jumpertown @ Biggersville, 6 Corinth @ Pontotoc, 6 Calhoun City @ Walnut, 6 Southside @ McNairy, 6 Soccer New Albany @ Corinth, 5/7   Friday, Jan. 20 Basketball Wheeler @ Biggersville, 6 Central @ Walnut, 6 Kossuth @ Booneville, 6 McNairy @ JCM, 6   Saturday, Jan. 21 Basketball Walnut @ Biggersville, 6 McNairy @ Adamsville, 6 Tish Co. Shootout (B) Central (B) Corinth Soccer Corinth @ Lewisburg, 11/1   Monday, Jan. 23 Basketball Walnut @ Falkner, 6   Tuesday, Jan. 24 Basketball Kossuth @ Central, 6 Corinth @ Itawamba, 6 Walnut @ Potts Camp, 6 Fayette-Ware @ McNairy, 6

Shorts Courtside Seats The Alcorn County Basketball Tournament wiIl be held Jan. 5-7. A limited number of courtside seats are available for $40 each. These are a reserved seat for all games. 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 Rebel Head Baseball Coach Mike Bianco will be the featured speaker for its Third Annual 1st Pitch Banquet and Silent Auction, which is being held on Jan. 26 at 6:30 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 info or to purchase a ticket, call 662-322-7389 or 662728-5205.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wake Forest can’t capitalize on TOs The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wake Forest expected Mississippi State’s defense to come after Tanner Price. Never did the Demon Deacons think they’d give up six sacks. Tanner Price threw for 214 yards and helped Wake Forest hold the ball for nearly 36 minutes. The Demon Deacons also forced four turnovers, but they turned those into only one touchdown and came up short Friday night in a 23-17 loss in the Music City Bowl. “I thought they did a nice job mixing blitzes up,” Wake

Forest coach Jim Grobe said of the Bulldogs. “They brought a lot of corner pressure tonight, but it is not anything that we didn’t expect.” Wake Forest (6-7) lost for only the second time in its last seven bowls. The Demon Deacons also finished the season losing five of their final six games, but Grobe isn’t that upset after his team completed a turnaround from going 3-9 in 2010. “Our problem more than anything else is the people we have had to play all year. We are a pretty good football team. ... Mississippi State is

the same way. That’s a really good football team we got beat by tonight, but they play in a great league and play great competition.” The Bulldogs (7-6) had their most sacks since piling up seven in 2000 in a win over Florida. Wake Forest took good care of the ball, but Fletcher Cox blocked a field goal attempt, and Price struggled at times with passes that sailed over receivers’ heads or bounced off the ground too short. Wake Forest got the ball back with 2:15 left. Price completed a pass on first down

then was incomplete on the next four. “I wasn’t pleased with the way I played all the time, and I wish I could go back and capitalize on some plays,” the sophomore quarterback said. “But I’ve just got to play better.” Vick Ballard ran 14 times for a career-high 180 yards and two touchdowns in helping Mississippi State win its fifth straight bowl and second consecutive under coach Dan Mullen. Ballard, the game’s MVP, did most of his damage Please see MSU | 9A

Staff Photo by Steve Beavers

Corinth’s Jazz Garner is averaging 7.2 points and 1.3 three-pointers per game for the 12-1 Warriors.

Alcorn County Boys’ Stats BY H. LEE SMITH II lsmith@dailycorinthian.com

Alcorn Central’s Jordan Wyke averaged 25 points per game during the Alcorn Central Holiday Hoops Tournament, upping his county-leading scoring average to 19.54. The senior hit for a seasonhigh 32 points – his second 30-point effort of the season and fifth over the last two years – in a 74-59 win over MHEA on Thursday. He boasts the top four individual showings this season on the boys’ side. Wyke also tops the locals in three-pointers with 40 – five buckets ahead of Corinth senior Eric Richardson. Biggersville’s Dexter Stafford also bumped up his average with a 59-point effort, including consecutive 25-point games, in the Lions’ three contests this week. Corinth continues to pace the county in scoring defense at just over 50 points per game. The Warriors improved their mark allowing just 144 points while winning all three games in the Holiday Hoops event. Ten players – three each from Central, Corinth and Kossuth – are averaging in double figures. Thirty-one total players are averaging at least three points per game. All four schools return to action on Tuesday before gath-

ering for the annual Alcorn County Tournament, which begins Thursday with the 1-4 matchups at the Crossroads Arena. Through games of Dec. 30

Standings Team Corinth Biggersville Central Kossuth

W-L 12-1 11-4 8-7 2-9

.Pct .923 .733 .533 .182

Streak Won 12 Lost 1 Won 2 Lost 5

  Team Offense Team Biggersville Corinth Central Kossuth

G Pts. Hi Avg. 15 1,111 93 74.1 13 939 96 72.2 15 992 98 66.1 11 580 64 52.7

Team Defense Team Corinth Central Biggersville Kossuth

G 13 15 15 11

Pts. 654 917 939 697

Hi 65 80 78 91

Avg. 50.3 61.1 62.6 63.4

Team 3-Pointers Team Corinth Central Biggersville Kossuth

G 13 15 15 11

3s 83 84 55 28

Hi 12 10 9 6

Avg. 6.38 5.60 3.67 2.55

Individual Scoring Player G Pts. Jordan Wyke, A 13 254 Dexter Stafford, B 15 267 Eric Richardson, C 13 215 Josh Whitaker, K 11 160 Heath Wood, K 7 95 Trae Bain, A 15 196 Deione Weeks, C 13 167 Trevor Smith, A 15 187 Raheem Sorrell, C 13 162 Jordan Brawner, K 11 118 Blake Anderson, B 14 128 Tevin Watson, B 15 127 Jazz Garner, C 13 94 Darrien Williams, B 14 96 Daniel Simmons, B 15 92 Preston Cline, A 15 91

Hi Avg. 32 19.5 26 17.8 23 16.5 22 14.5 21 13.6 27 13.1 23 12.9 26 12.5 21 12.5 19 10.7 26 9.1 26 8.5 17 7.2 16 6.9 13 6.1 15 6.1

Desmin Harris, C 12 67 Darien Barnett, B 15 79 Jacob Wilcher, K 3 15 Jaylon Gaines, B 15 73 Jeremy Powers, A 15 72 Martonious Watson, B 15 4.8 Kendrick Williams, C 13 60 Jose Contreras, C 13 54 Forrest Crumby, A 14 54 Tyler Mercer, K 11 42 Jay Moore, A 9 34 Dondre Green, C 12 45 Tyler Jones, K 10 33 J. Lancaster, A 14 44 E. Simmons, B 14 42

9 15 11 12 11 72

5.6 5.3 5.0 4.8 4.8 16

15 7 7 10 11 8 7 14 9

4.6 4.2 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.1 3.0

  Individual 3-Pointers Player G Jordan Wyke, A 13 Eric Richardson, C 13 Trae Bain, A 15 Heath Wood, K 7 Jazz Garner, C 13 Blake Anderson, B 14 Desmin Harris, C 12 Tevin Watson, B 15 Luke Maddox, A 12 Darrien Williams, B 14 Jordan Brawner, K 11

3s Hi Avg. 40 6 3.08 35 5 2.69 28 5 1.87 12 4 1.71 17 5 1.31 18 4 1.29 15 3 1.25 17 6 1.13 7 3 0.58 8 4 0.57 6 3 0.55

Top Team Games 98 -- AC 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 91 -- AC @ 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 84 -- BHS vs Saltillo (Baldwyn), Dec. 29 83 -- BHS vs Falkner, Dec. 16 82 -- BHS @ Wheeler, Dec. 2 82 -- CHS vs Okolona (Houston), Nov. 26 79 -- CHS @ AC (AC), Dec. 27 79 -- BHS vs Hatton (Baldwyn), Dec. 10 79 -- CHS vs Adamsville, Dec. 2

76 -- CHS vs Olive Branch, Dec. 20 74 -- AC vs MHEA, Dec. 29 74 -- CHS vs Nettleton (Ripley), Dec. 17 73 -- AC vs Tishomingo Co., Nov. 10

  Top Individual Games 32 -- Wyke (A) vs MHEA (AC), Dec. 29 30 -- Wyke (A) vs Biggersville, Dec. 3 28 -- Wyke (A) @ Southaven, Nov. 21 28 -- Wyke (A) @ Falkner, Nov. 17 27 -- Bain (A) vs Cordova (AC), Dec. 28 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 (Thrasher), Nov. 17 25 -- Stafford (B) vs Saltillo (Baldwyn), Dec. 29 25 -- Stafford (B) @ Baldwyn, Dec. 27 24 -- Stafford (B) @ Wheeler, Dec. 2 23 -- Weeks (C) @ Amory, Dec. 16 23 -- Bain (A) vs Marshall Acd. (Walnut), Dec. 10 23 -- Richardson (C) Okolona (Houston), Nov. 26 22 -- Richardson (C) vs MHEA (AC), Dec. 28 22 -- Wyke (A) vs Corinth (AC), Dec. 27 22 -- Whitaker (K) vs Vardaman (N.Pontotoc), Dec. 1 22 -- Stafford (B) vs Corinth (Kossuth), Nov. 12 21 -- Wood (K) vs Tish County (AC), Dec. 28 21 -- Wyke (A) vs Cordova (AC), Dec. 28 21 -- Sorrell (C) vs Nettleton (Ripley), Dec. 17 21 -- Stafford (B) vs J’town (Thrasher), Nov. 17 21 -- Richardson (C) vs BHS (Kossuth), Nov. 12 21 -- Wyke (A) vs Wheeler, Nov. 8 20 -- Stafford (B) vs Hatton (Baldwyn), Dec. 10 20 -- Sorrell (C) vs Itawamba, Dec. 6 20 -- Stafford (B) @ Central, Dec. 3

Strange season has Hillis believing in curses The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio — For the longest time, Peyton Hillis refused to consider he might have been cursed by a video game. Not possible, he insisted. Well, Hillis’ strange season seems to have changed his mind. After all the drama triggered by his quarrel with Browns management over a new contract, his controversial decision to sit out a game

with strep throat on the advice of his agent, the nagging hamstring injury that caused him to miss five straight games, his awkward rapport with teammates and his perhaps toolittle-too-late flourish to end the season, Hillis now thinks he may have been jinxed. “Things didn’t work in my favor this year,” Hillis said. “There’s a few things that happened this year that made me believe in curses. Ain’t no doubt about it.”

Blame it all on Madden. Hillis began his second season in Cleveland atop the pro football word. Following a breakout year with the Browns, he won a nationwide fan vote to be the cover figure for “Madden NFL 12,” the best-selling video game that has earned a reputation for dooming any player who graces its jacket. Hillis is the latest to succumb to its spell. Now, as he prepares for Sun-

day’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hillis faces an uncertain future. Throughout the turbulence of 2011, the soon-to-be-free agent has maintained he wants to come back to Cleveland. The question is: Do the Browns want Hillis? Browns coach Pat Shurmur was asked several times this week if Hillis, who ran for 1,177 yards last season and Please see HILLIS | 9A


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MSU: Bulldogs exploit 16-0 run CONTINUED FROM 8A

on touchdown runs of 60 and 72 yards to make up for a firstquarter fumble that led to Wake Forest’s only lead at 7-0. “I haven’t really fumbled too much all year,” Ballard said. “I didn’t let it get to me. I just knew I had to step up and make a play.” But both his TD runs remained a blur after the game, and Ballard said he couldn’t remember how he got there. “I just found a crease and hit it,” Ballard said. Mississippi State scored 16 straight points after that to take control, and the Bulldogs’ 16-7 lead at halftime would have been bigger if not for three turnovers in the first half, including an interception in the end zone with a second left. Bud Noel intercepted a Chris Relf pass at the Wake Forest 1 in the second half.

HILLIS: Injuries slow Browns’ back CONTINUED FROM 8A

and has only 557 this season, is part of the team’s plans going forward. Shurmur was noncommittal with each answer, saying the decision would be made following an offseason evaluation. “As we look at our roster and we look at building our team, we’ve got to consider everything,” Shurmur said. “One thing you’ve seen about Peyton is that, in the last month or so, he’s gotten himself healthy and he’s performed well. That’s the Peyton everyone was used to seeing a year ago.” Last season, Hillis plowed over defenders and blasted his way into the hearts of Browns fans. However, until the past two weeks against Arizona and Baltimore, Hillis has been a major disappointment. Some of it can be attributed to injury, but some of it has been self-inflicted controversy. Hillis’ choice to skip the Sept. 25 game against Miami with a bout of strep throat didn’t sit well with some of his teammates, who wished he would have at least tried to play instead of bailing out before kickoff. Later, he missed a treatment for his hamstring when he left during a work week to get married, another misstep that didn’t sit well in Cleveland’s locker room. He has burned some bridges, and it remains to be seen if they can be rebuilt with the Browns. Hillis has made some amends.

Bama’s Jones will return The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Offensive lineman Barrett Jones has announced he will return to Alabama for his senior season. Jones, who won the Outland Trophy this season as the nation’s best interior lineman, started 10 games in 2011 at left tackle for the second-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1). Jones revealed his decision after a practice session Friday, saying he “loves” being at Alabama and putting on the crimson jersey. He acknowledged that he does wish to play in the NFL but says, “I am not in any rush.” Jones graduated with a 4.0 average and a degree in accounting and is enrolled in graduate school. Alabama will face No. 1 LSU in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9 at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Scoreboard PRO FOOTBALL NFL standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New England 12 3 0 .800 464 N.Y. Jets 8 7 0 .533 360 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 351 Miami 5 10 0 .333 310 South W L T Pct PF y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 Tennessee 8 7 0 .533 302 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 224 Indianapolis 2 13 0 .133 230 North W L T Pct PF x-Baltimore 11 4 0 .733 354 x-Pittsburgh 11 4 0 .733 312 Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 328 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 209 West W L T Pct PF Denver 8 7 0 .533 306 Oakland 8 7 0 .533 333 San Diego 7 8 0 .467 368 Kansas City 6 9 0 .400 205 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 363 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 355 Philadelphia 7 8 0 .467 362 Washington 5 10 0 .333 278 South W L T Pct PF y-New Orleans 12 3 0 .800 502 x-Atlanta 9 6 0 .600 357 Carolina 6 9 0 .400 389 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 263 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 14 1 0 .933 515 x-Detroit 10 5 0 .667 433 Chicago 7 8 0 .467 336 Minnesota 3 12 0 .200 327 West W L T Pct PF y-San Francisco 12 3 0 .800 346 Seattle 7 8 0 .467 301 Arizona 7 8 0 .467 289 St. Louis 2 13 0 .133 166 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ––– Monday’s Game New Orleans 45, Atlanta 16 ––– Sunday’s Games 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 N.Y. Jets at Miami, noon Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 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. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 3:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 3:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.

PA 321 344 385 296 PA 255 295 316 411 PA 250 218 299 294 PA 383 395 351 335 PA 386 316 318 333 PA 322 326 384 449 PA 318 342 328 432 PA 202 292 328 373

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 38 19 12 7 45 100105 Winnipeg 37 18 14 5 41 101105 Washington 36 19 15 2 40 107107 Tampa Bay 36 16 17 3 35 99 120 Carolina 39 13 20 6 32 101130 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 38 24 10 4 52 125107 Detroit 37 23 13 1 47 120 84 St. Louis 37 21 11 5 47 95 82 Nashville 38 20 14 4 44 100105 Columbus 37 10 22 5 25 91 124 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 38 24 12 2 50 128 92 Minnesota 39 21 12 6 48 93 91 Calgary 39 18 16 5 41 96 106 Colorado 39 20 18 1 41 104113 Edmonton 37 15 19 3 33 100104 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 34 19 11 4 42 99 83 Los Angeles 38 18 14 6 42 82 89 Dallas 36 20 15 1 41 96 105 Phoenix 38 18 16 4 40 98 101 Anaheim 36 10 20 6 26 85 120 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Nashville 2, St. Louis 1, SO Washington 3, Buffalo 1 Ottawa 4, Calgary 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, Florida 1 Chicago 3, Detroit 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Edmonton 1 Pittsburgh at New Jersey Carolina at Tampa Bay Phoenix at Minnesota Montreal at Florida Ottawa at Buffalo Toronto at Winnipeg St. Louis at Detroit Washington at Columbus Boston at Dallas Colorado at Anaheim Vancouver at Los Angeles Sunday’s Games Calgary at Nashville, 5 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Rangers vs. Philadelphia at Philadelphia, PA, Noon New Jersey at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

PRO BASKETBALL NBA standings

HOCKEY NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 36 23 9 4 50 107 77 Philadelphia 36 22 10 4 48 123106 Pittsburgh 37 21 12 4 46 120 97 New Jersey 36 20 15 1 41 100104 N.Y. Islanders 36 13 17 6 32 84 113 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 34 24 9 1 49 121 64 Toronto 37 18 14 5 41 116122 Ottawa 38 18 15 5 41 117131 Buffalo 37 17 17 3 37 98 109 Montreal 38 14 17 7 35 97 107

EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Miami 4 0 1.000 d-Indiana 3 0 1.000 Atlanta 3 0 1.000 d-New York 1 2 .333 d-Toronto 1 2 .333 d-Philadelphia 1 2 .333 Orlando 3 1 .750 Chicago 3 1 .750 Milwaukee 2 1 .667 Cleveland 1 2 .333 Charlotte 1 2 .333 New Jersey 1 3 .250 Boston 1 3 .250 Washington 0 3 .000 Detroit 0 3 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct d-Oklahoma City 4 0 1.000 Portland 3 0 1.000 d-San Antonio 2 1 .667 d-Golden State 2 1 .667 d-New Orleans 2 1 .667 Denver 2 1 .667 L.A. Lakers 2 2 .500 Memphis 1 2 .333 L.A. Clippers 1 2 .333 Sacramento 1 2 .333 Phoenix 1 2 .333 Houston 1 2 .333 Utah 1 2 .333 Dallas 1 3 .250 Minnesota 0 3 .000

GB — ½ ½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 1 1 1½ 2½ 2½ 3 3 3½ 3½ GB — ½ 1½ 1½ 1½ 1½ 2 2½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 3 3½

d-division leader ––– Friday’s Games Orlando 100, Charlotte 79 Indiana 98, Cleveland 91, OT Boston 96, Detroit 85 Atlanta 105, New Jersey 98 Phoenix 93, New Orleans 78 Miami 103, Minnesota 101 Memphis 113, Houston 93 Dallas 99, Toronto 86 Milwaukee 102, Washington 81 Utah 102, Philadelphia 99 Chicago 114, L.A. Clippers 101 Saturday’s Games Denver at L.A. Lakers Indiana at Detroit Atlanta at Houston New York at Sacramento Phoenix at Oklahoma City Utah at San Antonio Philadelphia at Golden State Sunday’s Games New Jersey at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 5 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 5 p.m. Boston at Washington, 5 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 7 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Golden State at Phoenix, 2:30 p.m. Washington at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Bowl schedule Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday Hawaii Bowl Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday’s games Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56

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Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 Saturday Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m., (NFLN)

MISC. Transactions BASEBALL American League TORONTO BLUE JAYS–Signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES–Acquired OF

Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Simon Castro and LHP Pedro Hernandez. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS–Signed LB Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL–Fined Phoenix F Raffi Torres $2,500 for elbowing Colorado D Jan Hejda in a Dec. 29 game. Fined New York Rangers D Michael Del Zotto and Florida F Tomas Kopecky $2,500 apiece, for their respective actions during an altercation in a Dec. 30 game. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS–Recalled D David Savard from Springfield (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS–Announced G Tom McCollum was assigned to the team from Toledo (ECHL). COLLEGE CONNECTICUT–Named Phil Chardis assistant director of athletic communications. MARSHALL–Suspended freshman men’s basketball G Justin Coleman indefinitely. WASHINGTON–Fired defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills.

TELEVISION Sunday’s lineup MOTORSPORTS 12:30 a.m. (VERSUS) — Dakar Rally, Mar del Plata to Santa Rosa de la Pampa, Argentina (delayed tape) NFL Noon (CBS) — Regional coverage, doubleheader Noon (FOX) — Regional coverage, doubleheader 3:15 p.m. (CB) — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 3:15 p.m. (FOX) — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8 p.m. (NBC — Dallas at New York Giants

Monday’s lineup COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon (ABC) — Outback Bowl, Michigan St. vs. Georgia, at Tampa, Fla. Noon (ESPN) — Capital One Bowl, Nebraska vs. South Carolina, at Orlando, Fla. Noon (ESPN2) — Gator Bowl, Ohio St. vs. Florida, at Jacksonville, Fla. 4:07 p.m. (ESPN) — Rose Bowl, Wisconsin vs. Oregon, at Pasadena, Calif. 7:37 p.m. (ESPN) — Fiesta Bowl, Stanford vs. Oklahoma St., at Glendale, Ariz. MOTORSPORTS 1:30 a.m. (NBCSP) — Dakar Rally, Santa Rosa de la Pampa to San Rafael, Argentina (delayed tape) NHL HOCKEY Noon (NBC) — Winter Classic, N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia (Citizens Bank Park) 7 p.m. (NBCSP) — San Jose at Vancouver

Tuesday’s lineup COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) — Sugar Bowl, Michigan vs. Virginia Tech, at New Orleans MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. (ESPN2) — Michigan St. at Wisconsin MOTORSPORTS 12:30 a.m. (NBCSP) — Dakar Rally, San Rafael to San Juan, Argentina (delayed tape) NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. (NBCSP) — Detroit at Dallas SOCCER 1:55 p.m. (ESPN2) — Premier League, Liverpool at Manchester City

Wisconsin QB lives dad’s dream at Rose The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Before Harrison Wilson III died last year, he made sure his son knew what he considered the ultimate achievement in football. “My dad used to always tell me back in the past, ‘Man, there’s got to be some way you get to the Rose Bowl,”’ Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson recalled. “’You’ve got to get there.’ The best part is, I finally got here.” Russell Wilson’s landmark achievements in his muchchronicled single season at Wisconsin finally started to sink in

this week when he stepped on the Rose Bowl turf for the first time, a week before the Badgers (11-2) face Oregon (11-2). Most of the Badgers already had been to Pasadena last season, when since-graduated quarterback Scott Tolzien led them to a Big Ten title and a narrow loss to TCU. Wilson, who already has his degree from North Carolina State, stepped into the program last June and led Wisconsin back to the hallowed turf his father always hoped he could reach. His teammates were less awed by the Rose Bowl this time around. Wilson allowed

himself to be amazed. “I just thought about all the things I’ve been through in my life, and all the things that have happened to me in the past year, past two years,” Wilson said. “I also thought about some of the sad things that have happened, with my dad passing away. I just feel like he’ll be standing there, right on the 50-yard line, just watching me. It’s going to be an incredible moment for me.” The Badgers will take the field against the Ducks on Monday with Wilson leading the way at the close of a stunningly successful season since

he left minor league baseball to return to college football and a run at the Roses. The Big Ten’s all-conference quarterback has changed the college game in a small way, reaching incredible superlatives in just one season in offensive coordinator Paul Chryst’s system. “Russell is an exceptional human being, but the most impressive thing he’s done is to fit into our system so well,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said. “He was smart enough and mature enough to know how to do it, and we had a system that was ready to plug in somebody. It’s working out very well.”

Michigan hopes to have Robinson for another season The Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson said he expects to be back at Michigan next season. The dynamic Michigan quarterback, though, has filed paperwork with the NFL Draft Advisory Board to get a gauge of where he might be selected if he skipped his senior season. He said he is still waiting for a response. “That is something that I am not even focused on,” Robinson

told reporters Friday in New Orleans. “I am focused on the bowl game, being here with my teammates and having fun.” Wolverines coach Brady Hoke will have a lot more fun next season — which kicks off against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium — if Robinson returns. But he and Robinson have talked about getting an opinion from the draft board. “I think it’s a smart to get an idea,” Hoke said. “I expect him to be back here, but we’ll find

out what happens. I’m not going to live in hypothetics, but when we get the information we’ll proceed.” Robinson will lead No. 13 Michigan (10-2) against No. 17 Virginia Tech (11-2) on Tuesday at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Hoke hopes the game doesn’t prove to be Robinson’s college finale, but has no doubt the speedy player with an inconsistent arm can be an NFL quarterback. “There are some guys playing

at the next level who have the same skill set,” Hoke said. One of them is Philadelphia’s Michael Vick, a former Hokie, who is about the same height and about 20 pounds heavier than the 6-foot, 195-pound Robinson. Growing up in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Robinson marveled at what Vick did on the field with his legs and arm. “It looked like he was playing against kids,” he said. “I rooted for him. I was a big fan of Vick.”

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Getting into the thick of things DAVID GREEN Columnist

Lately, just about every day I hear a story about a big buck encounter. Well… perhaps I am using the word “day” a bit loosely. Local hunters are taking some really nice bucks, but many of the encounters I’m hearing are coming from motorists seeing huge bucks crossing in front of their headlights at night. The amount of nighttime deer movement compared to daytime really shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone, considering the milder than normal winter and the surplus of food sources. Colder weather forces deer to move around and feed more in order to help keep them warm. Other than the rut, deer simply have not had as much incentive to move during the day since they are primarily night feeders anyway. I’ve mentioned many times about setting up and hunting in the proximity of semi-thick deer travel routes and bedding cover. The weather conditions we’ve incurred so far are a perfect example of why this strategy should not be ignored. With daytime deer movement being minimal, especially with mature bucks, a hunter stands a better chance of intercepting a buck as it gets up to go feed or when it heads back to bed after a night of carousing with the ladies. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but most of the deer I’ve seen lately has been during the first hour or so of daylight and right at last light in the evening. This is typical for the first gun sea-

‘Colder weather forces deer to move around and feed more in order to help keep them warm. Other than the rut, deer simply have not had as much incentive to move during the day since they are primarily night feeders anyway.’ son, not so much this late into the second season. Usually, I see most of my deer later in the morning and somewhat earlier in the evening. This seems to suggest deer are staying bedded longer during the day than they normally do at this time of year. Even though I’ve preached the message about hunting thicker terrain many times, I feel like I haven’t went into enough detail about hunting thicker terrain many times, I feel like I haven’t went into enough detail about hunting places where visibility is limited to no more than 50 or 60 yards. To hunt such a place where you can see only what you need to see, you’ve got to be completely focused and disciplined. There’s no room for error. You’ve got to keep all unnatural movements to a minimum, have your gear squeak free, quickly identify the slightest of sounds, be as odor free as possible ( there is no way to eliminate every trace of odor), and have your gun ready to mount in a firing position at all times. Though it can be very difficult to remain completely still while on stand through the duration of a long hunt, sudden movements will get you busted every time. All movements should be kept slow and methodical.

While scanning the landscape, for instance, move your eyes in the direction you want to look until they reach the limit of the field of view without turning your head. Then, if need be, turn your head toward the direction ever so slowly. Hunting tight spots requires being practically invisible while on stand, and it’s far from being easy. There will be big rewards when things go your way, and there’ll be disappointing times when bucks need to come a few steps closer away from the underbrush to get a shot. Getting into the thick of things may not be for everybody, but there are two things for certain. You are going to see deer since you’ll be hunting in an area where deer spend most of their lives, and you’ll never get bored because you’ll be on the edge of your seat watching intently and listening closely to identify every sound. (Alcorn County resident David Green is an avid hunter and fisherman in the Crossroads area. His column appears Sunday on the Outdoors page. Anyone wishing to share their own unique outdoor story or have any news to report pertaining to the outdoors, David can be contacted at dgreen_outdoors@yahoo.com.)

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Anniversary Burchams celebrate 50th wedding anniversary The Rev. William H. and Freda (Barnes) Burcham are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. The couple’s children, Duane and Shelley Burcham, their grandchildren and the Gospel Lighthouse church family are hosting a reception in their honor at the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 1316 Hwy. 25, Tishomingo from 2-4 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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Meeks receives teacher award Special to the Daily Corinthian

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Dr. Ronald Meeks, professor of Biblical and Associated Studies at Blue Mountain College, has been chosen as the school’s 2011 Humanities Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Meeks presented “The Preacher as Artist: An Exploration of the Homiletical Artistry of Franklin D. Pollard” Nov. 3 in Garrett Hall Auditorium on the BMC campus. Meeks, a member of the BMC faculty since

December is a busy month for popping the question nine percent of proposals occurred between November and February among 20,000 newlyweds surveyed by the popular wedding website TheKnot.com. Of those, 16 percent got engaged in December, more than any other month, according to TheKnot editor Anja Winikka. Winikka’s on board. Her fiance, Benjamin Bullington, proposed Dec. 20 by matching a fantasy she’d had “as a child that on my very first date ever I would wear a red dress and we would go to Red Lobster in a red car.” Bullington sent a red dress and shoes to her office, then whisked her off in a red car to dine on red lobster. With help from Pease, the wedding planner, Matthew Fowkes surprised his honey with an impressive yellow diamond on a romantic Christmas week getaway to New York. Fowkes took Melissa Barnickel, 25, to a French bistro in Brooklyn on Dec. 2 where they were the only guests. The evening included singers belting “Marry Me” by Train, a videographer and photographer recording it all, a tiered proposal cake and a bottle of wine identical to one the pair drank during their first trip together, to Canada. Fowkes had the wine placed in a box made of Canadian wood, carved with their names. They’ll fill it with remembrances at their Sept. 29 wedding and seal it as a time capsule to be opened on their 10th wedding anniversary. And they might just duplicate the proposal cake for their nuptials. “I was completely surprised,” said Barnickel, an analyst for an insurance

BY LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

NEW YORK — The heck with lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day. Turns out December, with its holiday cheer, romantic winter backdrops and family gatherings, is among the busiest months for popping the question. “It’s a pretty time of year,” said Jake Nyberg, 31, a video producer in Minneapolis. He chose Christmastime to drop to one knee in a gorilla suit while teetering on ice skates in front of his beloved. “You know you’re going to be around a lot of family. You’re going to be seeing all the people you’d like to see after something like this happens.” Sarah Pease, a professional proposal planner in New York, usually gets one or two inquiries a week from nervous grooms-to-be, but once Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s more like one or two a day, with most guys looking to propose in December. While she specializes in elaborate surprise proposals, she says the simple engagement-ring-underthe-tree trick is still popular. “That’s a great way to have it as a family affair,” she said. “It’s dreamy. This is definitely THE busiest time of the year.” Laurent Landau in New York, a partner in the jewelry site DiamondIdeals. com, also sees the December bump: “October, November and early December, we probably see a 50 to 60 percent increase in the number of people buying rings with the purpose of proposing during the holiday season.” Christmas is considered one of four big proposal days, along with Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Thirty-

company. “It was such a fairy tale. Everything was just so thought through.” Brad Carlson, 41, a production executive for Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, went for the fake-out. He and Allison Koeppe, 34, had been talking marriage for a while. She thought it might be nice to get engaged the weekend of Dec. 16, when he had business in New York, but he held her off, suggesting they wait until they could figure out a plan. “She was, like, ‘A plan. What do we need a plan for?’” Carlson recalled. What she didn’t know was he had hired Pease months before to make every moment meaningful when he proposed that Saturday. They stayed at a fancy downtown hotel and strolled through Washington Square Park on their way to dinner at Babbo. Along the way they encountered a painter in the park whose easel bore a replica of a favorite photo Koeppe had taken on a trip to Italy. As she realized what was about to happen, a guitarist materialized and played “Reminiscing” by Little River Band: “How to tell you girl/ I wanna build my world around you/ Tell you that it’s true/ I wanna make you understand/ I’m talkin’ about a lifetime plan ...” Carlson let Koeppe’s closest friends in on the secret and presented her with a video featuring their congratulations back at the hotel. That gesture moved her to tears. “It was beyond anything I could have imagined,” said Koeppe. “New York in December is one of the more romantic places you could be.” IJE9AI CKJK7BÃ<KD:I 9EHFEH7J;Ã8ED:I JH;7IKHOÃI;9KH?J?;I =EL;HDC;DJÂIFEDIEH;: 7=;D9OÃI;9KH?J?;I

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been considered an art,” Meeks said. “Unfortunately, it’s become a neglected art, but it really shouldn’t be. It involves writing and oratory, and it really is an art.” Meeks said as a seminary student he met Pollard, a legendary Baptist minister, and was able to learn from him. “In 1979, Time magazine recognized Dr. Pollard as one of the outstanding preachers in America,” Meek said. “He was held up as a preacher whose sermons were artistic, and that had a strong impact on me.”

A minister since 1983, Meeks has served Baptist churches throughout Northeast Mississippi, including Unity, Palmer Church in Ripley, Lowrey Memorial in Blue Mountain, Tate Church in Corinth, Oakland Church in Corinth, Calvary Church in Corinth, and also at Highland Church in Pass Christian. Meeks also serves as the director of church relations at BMC, and is a member of the Baptist History and Heritage Society, and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals.

Utah resorts worry about snowpack BY LYNN DEBRUIN Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — A year ago, snow was falling in Utah at about twice the average rate, and resorts were reveling in the white stuff, packed with crowds of tourists swarming the ski slopes. Now the state’s snowpack is at about 50 percent of average, and one resort without snowmaking capability hasn’t even opened for the season. “We had three to four times more snow last year at this time, but that said, it’s still very, very early,” said Randy Julander, supervisor for the Utah Snow Survey. “Anything is still a possibility.” Julander said at this time last year, snowpack in most areas of the state was up to 210 percent of normal. Instead of deep bases of up to 60 inches more typical for this time of year, the mid-mountain level at Utah resorts is just 17-32 inches. “We are definitely hanging in there,” said Steve Pastorino, director of public relations at Canyons Resort in Park City. He said the lack of snow hasn’t hurt business — yet — adding that the resort is near capacity for the holiday week, and zip line tours and horse-drawn sleigh rides have given visitors options

other than skiing. “The biggest negative is if it drags on into January and February,” Pastorino said. At Canyons, just 10 of 19 lifts are operating with 38 of 182 trails open. Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City has the deepest base in the state at 32 inches. At Snowbasin Resort, about 50 miles north, the base is only 27 inches. But with one of the largest snowmaking systems in the western U.S., the resort has kept trail coverage “pretty much par for the course,” said Jason Dyer, the resort’s marketing manager. Things weren’t looking better heading into the New Year’s holiday weekend, with temperatures for northern Utah forecast in the upper 40s. Northern Nevada’s Tahoe Basin and the Sierra also are suffering this season with snowpack at only about 10 percent of normal. Officials say if weather patterns continue through Saturday, it will be the first time since 1883 that nearby Reno hasn’t had any precipitation for the entire month of December. Ski resorts across the Tahoe Basin have had to rely on their own snowmaking abilities to get through what is typically a busy holiday season.


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Today in History 1981 Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing 1981 Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors 1982 Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship 1982 Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations. 1982 MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system 1982 Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland 1982 TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system 1983 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour 1983 Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title 1983 World Communications Year begins 1984 AT&T’s 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies 1984 Brunei becomes independent of UK 1984 NYC transit fare rises from $.75 to $.90. 1985 Actress Judith Light (Who’s the Boss) gets married 1985 International Youth Year begins 1985 US’s 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY) 1985 VH-1 made its broadcasting debut 1986 Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao. 1986 Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up 1986 International Peace Year begins 1986 NYC transit fare rises from $.90 to $1.00. 1986 Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship 1986 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community 1986 Iowa’s All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last gamethe Rose Bowl 1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico 1987 China’s rudimentary civil code in effect 1987 International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins 1988 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen 1988 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship 1988 Year of the Reader begins 1989 Actress Kelly McGillis gets married 1989 NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15 1989 Year of the

Young Reader begins 1990 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of NYC 1990 Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ 1990 NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations 1990 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV 1990 FCC implements “SYNDEX” giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs 1991 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR 1991 Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak 1991 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide 1992 Bush is 1st US pres to address Australian Parliament 1992 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education. 1992 Europe breaks down trade barriers 1992 International Space Year begins 1992 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25 1993 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone 1993 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3 1993 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC’s MTA 1993 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia 1993 Harry Connick Jr arrested at a NY airport for gun possession 1994 “Flying Karamzov Brothers” closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances 1994 “Grand Night after Singing” closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83) 1994 Carquest Bowl 4: Boston College beats Virginia, 32-13 1994 Howard Stern’s New Year’s Eve Beauty Pageant 1994 Jacobs Field opens with “Gateway’s New Year’s Eve Countdown to ‘94” 1994 Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29) 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect 1995 “Glass Menagerie” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 57 performances

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New year gives opportunity to start anew JUST FOR TODEAR READDAY: I will be ERS: Welcome to happy. I will not 2012! While the dwell on thoughts last year has been that depress me. If tumultuous for my mind fills with many of us, a new one is here, bringAbigail clouds, I will chase away and fill ing with it our Van Buren them it with sunshine. chance for a fresh JUST FOR TOstart. Dear Abby DAY: I will accept Today is the what is. I will face day we discard destructive old habits reality. I will correct those for healthy new ones, things that I can correct and with that in mind, and accept those I cannot. I will share Dear Abby’s JUST FOR TODAY: I often-requested list of will improve my mind. New Year’s Resolutions, I will read something which were adapted by that requires effort, my mother, Pauline Phil- thought and concenlips, from the original tration. I will not be a credo of Al-Anon: mental loafer. JUST FOR TODAY: JUST FOR TODAY: I I will live through this will make a conscious efday only. I will not brood fort to be agreeable. I will about yesterday or ob- be kind and courteous to sess about tomorrow. I those who cross my path, will not set far-reaching and I’ll not speak ill of goals or try to overcome others. I will improve my all of my problems at appearance, speak softly, once. and not interrupt when I know that I can do someone else is talking. something for 24 hours Just for today, I will that would overwhelm refrain from improving me if I had to keep it up anybody but myself. for a lifetime. JUST FOR TODAY:

I will do something positive to improve my health. If I’m a smoker, I’ll quit. If I am overweight, I will eat healthfully -- if only for today. And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block. JUST FOR TODAY: I will gather the courage to do what is right and take the responsibility for my own actions. And now, Dear Readers, I would like to share an item that was sent to me by I.J. Bhatia, a reader who lives in New Delhi, India: DEAR ABBY: This year, no resolutions, only some guidelines. The Holy Vedas say: “Man has subjected himself to thousands of self-inflicted bandages. Wisdom comes to a man who lives according to the true eternal laws of nature.” The prayer of St. Francis (of which there are several versions) contains a powerful message: Lord, make me an in-

strument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love; For it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. And so, Dear Readers, may this new year bring with it good health, peace and joy to all of you. — LOVE, ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Some lessons life taught to a 90-year-old writer written. For your In case you enjoyment, here have not noticed, are those 45 lesmost of the news sons, or at least these days is negas many as I have ative. Of course space for: that is the reason 1. Life isn’t fair, it is news. Jim but it’s still good. I’m told that 2. When in the “GRIT” went Davidson doubt, just take out of business Columnist the next small because all they step. printed was good 3. Life is too short to news. If you follow national waste time hating anyand world news very one. carefully it will drive 4. Your job won’t take you to drink, and for care of you when you many people the trip are sick. Your friends would not take too and parents will. Stay in long. touch. 5. Pay off your credit One of the things I have tried to do since cards every month. 6. You don’t have to starting my column back in 1995 is to bring win every argument. a little positive news or Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. at least something posiIt’s more healing than tive to think about. A good deal of the crying alone. 8. It’s OK to get angry material that I share here is not original, with God. He can take and I don’t make any it. 9. Save for retirement claim to that effect, but I do spend a good deal starting with your first of time searching out paycheck. 10. When it comes to the kind of information that I believe would be a chocolate, resistance is futile. blessing to you. Such is the case for 11. Make peace with something Paul Flem- your past so you won’t ing, who lives in Mari- screw up the present. on, Ill., sent me a while 12. It’s OK to let your back. children see you cry. It’s titled, “The 45 13. Don’t compare Lessons Life Taught your life to others. You Me” and was written by have no idea what their Regina Brett, 90-year- journey is all about. old writer for “The 14. If a relationship Plain Dealer” in Cleve- has to be a secret, you land, Ohio. shouldn’t be in it. Ms. Brett says it was 15. Everything can the most-requested col- change in the blink of umn that she had ever an eye. But don’t worry;

God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 1 8 . Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, and then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every socalled disaster with these words ‘in five years, will this matter?’ 27. Always choose the import of life’s experiences.

28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. 35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 44. Yield. Well, that’s all my space. I’d say Regina did good. Hope you enjoyed it. Jim Davidson is a public speaker and syndicated columnist. He may contact him at 2 Bentley Drive, Conway, AR 72034.

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Movie crowds dip to 16-year low as apathy lingers BY DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood has more tricks in its bag than ever with digital 3-D and other new film tools. Yet as the images on screen get bigger and better, movie crowds keep shrinking — down to a 16-year low as 2011’s film lineup fell well short of studios’ record expectations. Through New Year’s Eve on Saturday, projected domestic revenues for the year stand at $10.2 billion, down 3.5 percent from 2010’s, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. Taking higher ticket prices into account, movie attendance is off even more, with an estimated 1.28 billion tickets sold, a 4.4 percent decline and the smallest movie audience since 1995, when admissions totaled 1.26 billion. Just what has put the movie business in the dumps is anyone’s guess — though safe bets include the tight economy,

rising ticket prices, backlash against parades of sequels or remakes, and an almost-limitless inventory of portable and athome gadgetry to occupy people’s time. The year got off to a dismal start with what could be called an “Avatar” hangover, when revenues lagged far behind 2010 receipts that had been inflated by the success of James Cameron’s sensation. A solid summer lineup helped studios catch up to 2010, but ticket sales flattened again in the fall and have remained sluggish. “There were a lot of high-profile movies that just ended up being a little less than were hoped for,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox, whose sequel “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” has been part of an under-achieving lineup of family films for the holidays. “The fall was pretty dismal. There just weren’t any real breakaway, wideappeal films.”

Big franchises still are knocking it out of the park. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the finale to J.K. Rowling’s fantasy epic, was the year’s biggest earner and the top-grossing film in the series at $381 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” pulled in $352 million domestically and $1.1 billion worldwide, while “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1” has climbed to $271 million domestically and $650 million worldwide. Other franchises did well in 2011 but came up short of their predecessors on the domestic front, among them “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” ‘‘The Hangover Part II,” ‘‘Kung Fu Panda 2,” ‘‘Cars 2” and “X-Men: First Class.” Strong overseas business has helped make up for shrinking domestic revenues and declining DVD sales. But 2011 was the second-straight

year that domestic attendance declined sharply, and audiences generally have been shrinking since 2002, when admissions hit a modern high of 1.6 billion. It could be a case of the same-old same-olds, with fans growing tired of over-familiar characters and stories. It could be the economy, with fans growing more selective on how often they spend their spare cash to catch a movie, particularly at a time when so many films play in 3-D with premium ticket prices. And it could be the times we live in, when audiences have so many gadgets to play with that they don’t need to go to the movies as much as they once did. “It’s not any one thing. It’s a little bit of everything,” said Jeff Goldstein, general sales manager at Warner Bros., whose Robert Downey Jr. sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” has done solid business, yet

is coming in well short of the first installment. “But consumers are being more specific with their choices on how to spend their money. The options are a little greater than they were a few years ago with gaming and social-networking opportunities.” The year’s animated slate failed to produce a $200 million hit, the first time that’s happened since 2005. Likewise, comic-book superheroes slipped in 2011, unable to deliver a $200 million hit for only the second time in the last 10 years. Studio executives typically blame slow business on “the product” — weak movies that leave fans indifferent. But during the first few months of the year, when business lagged as much as 20 percent behind 2010’s, studios were confident they had great product coming, with many executives predicting that 2011 would finish with record revenues, topping the all-time domestic high of

$10.6 billion in 2009. Hollywood is left right where it was 12 months ago, finishing the year quietly and looking ahead to a promising lineup to turn its fortunes around next year. Even more so than 2011’s schedule once looked, the 2012 film list looks colossal. Among the highlights: the superhero tales “The Dark Knight Rises,” ‘‘The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Avengers”; the latest in the animated franchises “Ice Age” and “Madagascar,” along with “Brave,” the new adventure from animation master Pixar; Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones’ “Men in Black 3”; Daniel Craig’s new James Bond thriller “Skyfall”; Johnny Depp’s vampire story “Dark Shadows”; Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” a cousin to his sci-fi classic “Alien”; and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first in a two-part prequel to his “Lord of the Rings” films.

Review: Even a superb Streep can’t save superficial ‘Iron Lady’ BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic

The same problems that plagued “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, exist in “The Iron Lady,” a biopic about Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep as the former British prime minister. While both films feature strong performances from strong actresses playing strong, real-life women, the scripts are weakened by going strictly by the numbers. Sure, Streep reliably nails her impression of

Thatcher — that swoop of big ‘80s hair, the measured voice, the steely demeanor. Her impeccable ear for accents and detailed mimicry of mannerisms is welldocumented at this point — who better to play this role? And there’s fire beneath the reserved exterior: The way she dresses down her deputy during a crowded cabinet meeting, for example, is just withering. But the film from Phyllida Lloyd (who previously directed Streep in the giddy ABBA musical

“Mamma Mia!”), based on a script by Abi Morgan (“Shame”), reduces this high-profile life to a greatest-hits collection of historic moments. It’s a trap into which so many biopics tend to fall in trying to encompass everything. Here’s Thatcher’s first election to public office; there’s her ascension to the prime minister’s post, the first (and, so far, only) time a woman achieved that rank. Here’s the Falkland Islands conflict, there’s the Berlin Wall coming down. Through it all, her be-

Horoscopes Sunday, January 1, 2012 BY HOLIDAY MATHIS Creators Syndicate

Mercury and Mars are at it again. People may say things they don’t mean. Or they may say what they really mean at the most inconvenient time and without regard to tact. Though calm sobriety isn’t what some people will choose for New Year’s Eve, it may be the best thing for keeping relationships in good stead. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Making a small difference is just as easy as making a huge one now. Choose the action that matters most to you, and you can’t help but affect many other people with what you do. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll recognize a good thing immediately, and this instant recognition will give you an advantage. There will be an opportunity that will go to the one who is fast enough to snap it up. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll read others accurately. Even though you can sense what others feel, note that those feelings are always changing. Remember that you can always exert influence on the people around you if you want to. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re feeling open and ready to give your love. You’ll share sweet moments with those who have a direct line to your heart. It’s as though you saved the best for last. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your competitive spirit is strong. Whatever the game happens to be, you’ll feel as though you were meant to be the winner and nothing can get in the way of you taking home the gold. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will

continue to imagine someone dear to you as whole and healed. It’s not how the person is today, but you can envision a day in the near future when this will be the case. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll get your plan together. It’s best to write it down. Just empty your head of everything relevant so that you can move on toward the celebratory part of the day mentally unfettered. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you count down the final seconds of the year, you’ll be sure to say goodbye to old pain and hello to new adventures. Also, you’ll kiss the one you want to kiss. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Interacting with loved ones will be an absolute dream. In fact, they will probably visit you in your dreams. You’ll be working out your feelings on both a conscious and a subconscious level over the next two days. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll feel comfortable being yourself. You won’t bother to impress anyone. Instead, you’ll do what you want to do, knowing that what you have, all you know and who you are at this point in your life is enough. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll respond to your own directives and turn a negative into a positive. Tell yourself that next time you encounter the unwanted condition, you’ll do something bold to change the dynamic. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There may not be any ribbon or tape to break through, but nevertheless, you’ll be like a runner crossing the finish line. If your arms in the air don’t cue the applause, then pat yourself on the back instead.

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loved husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent), stood by her side, until — and after — his death. One of the more facile and repetitive narrative devices in “The Iron Lady” features the aged, fragile Thatcher seemingly talking to herself when in reality she’s speaking to her deceased husband, a symptom of the dementia that’s gnawing at her once-formidable brain. (Thatcher herself is now 86 years old.) This inevitably sets up a flashback to one of the aforementioned historical events. You just know

that if Thatcher is by herself in her lonely, empty home, Denis will pop up, if only in her imagination. It happens so often you can predict it, which erodes its emotional impact and the deep sense of loss it’s meant to convey. “The Iron Lady” focuses more on Maggie the woman and only superficially explores her global political influence; the inclusion of archival footage makes the film feel especially cursory. As it traces her rise from grocer’s daughter and young wife (when she’s played by Al-

exandra Roach) to titanic, divisive figure, it pays a great deal of lip service to the importance of public service but leaves you feeling dissatisfied. You never truly get a chance to learn what motivated and drove her, especially given the gender gap she had to cross. And yet, there is Streep, in an array of prim blue suits and those everpresent pearls. But even the greatest actress of our time can only do so much when the figure she’s playing just isn’t on the page.


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

731-610-7241 REDUCED

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

$12,500

662-808-1978 or

662-213-2014.

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

FOR SALE

906 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S

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

$7250

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

$10,000

Days only, 662-415-3408.

2004 CADILLAC SEVILLE 71K, FULLY LOADED

7500

$

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

$9250 OBO

662-808-1297 Put your automobile, truck, SUV, boat, tractor, motorcycle, RV, & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD Call 287-6147 today!

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

INTERNATIONAL, Cat. engine

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

$15,000

662-415-9007.

2002

287-3448

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

$4000.

662-665-1802

286-3654 or cell 284-7424

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

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

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

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

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

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

662-665-1143.

$13,000 OBO.

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

FOR SALE:

1961 STUDEBAKER PICKUP $2850 OBO 731-422-4655

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

$2500 obo

662-423-8702

2 BR, stove/refrig. furn., TAKING APPLICATIONS: 2 W&D hookup, CHA. & 3 BR's. Oakdale Mobile 287-3257. Home Park. 286-9185. MAGNOLIA APTS. 2 BR, stove, refrig., water. $365. 286-2256.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

4-WHEELER OR lawn 0615 Furnished Homes for Apartments 0710 Sale mower trailer, mesh floor & ramp, 4' wide, 7' DOWNTOWN 2BR, 2BA, long, wired with lights, fully furn. w/balcony 11 CR 329-B, Corinth. $350. 662-415-3770. view, yr. lease, incl. ca- Great split bedroom floor plan situated on DOG H O U S E for ble, water, sewer. $550 1.9 acres +/-. Home has large/med. dog, heavy mo/$550 dep 284-5786. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, insulated, treated open kitchen, dining, wood, new, $ 1 3 5 . 0620 Homes for living room with Rent 662-415-8180. built-ins and laundry. MINK CAPE for sale. 1319 MEIGG St. 2 BR, 1 Open carport and New, never been worn. BA, $250 mo., $100 dep. fenced area for dog. 284-8396. $150. 662-603-5409. $128,000. Call Vicki NEW, IN box, Midland all 3 BR house, 7 CR 111, Mullins @ 808-6011, Hazards weather alert Box Chapel, newly re- Mid-South Real Estate radio, WR 300/301, $35. modeled, $525; Nice apt. Sales & Auctions. in city, $400. 1 BR apt., 662-415-3770. all util. furn., across 1315 W. CLOVER LANE, Central Mini Mart, CORINTH. VERY SPAREAL ESTATE FOR RENT from CIOUS TWO BEDROOM, 1 $125 wk. 286-2525. 1/2 BATH WITH LARGE 3 BR, 2 BA, in city, deck, DINING ROOM AND OPEN Unfurnished outside storage bldg., KITCHEN LIVING AREA. 0610 Apartments 287-1621. LARGE FENCED IN BACK CANE CREEK Apts., Hwy YARD. GREAT OVERMobile Homes 72W & CR 735, 2 BR, 1 BA, 0675 SIZED LOT! $84,500. CALL for Rent stove & refrig., W&D VICKI MULLINS @ hookup, Kossuth & City 2 BR trailer; 2 BR house. 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH Sch. Dist. $400 mo. Strickland area. 286-2099 REAL ESTATE SALES & or 808-2474. 287-0105. AUCTIONS.

Homes for 0710 Sale

1609 JACKSON ST. ADORABLE HOME WITH LOTS OF LIGHT! LAUNDRY, BATH, BEDROOM, KITCHEN, BREAKFAST ROOM, DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM W/GAS LOG FP AND DEN ALL DOWNSTAIRS. DEN COULD BE USED AS A 4TH BEDROOM. 2 BEDROOMS AND BATH UPSTAIRS. O/S STORAGE IN CARPORT. AMAZING HOME. MUST SEE! CALL VICKI MULLINS @ 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH REAL ESTATE SALES & AUCTIONS.

65 CR 107. LARGE FAMILY HOME WITH TONS OF LIVING SPACE! 5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, GAME ROOM, SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE, 18X36 POOL WITH BARN AND METAL SHOP. CALL VICKI MULLINS @ 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH REAL ESTATE.

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!

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

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!

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

'03 CHEVY SILVERADO,

REDUCED

‘06 VOLKSWAGON NEW BEETLE

leather, 4 buckets, 3rd row, white, loaded, sunroof, On Star, etc., 125k miles

Mobile Homes 0675 for Rent

662-286-5402

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

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

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

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

$3,250

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

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

2004 KAWASAKI MULE

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

731-212-9659 731-212-9661.

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

REDUCED

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

2009 YAMAHA 250YZF all original, almost new.

$2,800

MTR., GOOD TIRES,

$8500 OBO.

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

$4000.

662-279-2123

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

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

2001 HONDA REBEL 250

REDUCED

‘03 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTTAIL (ANNIVERSARY MODEL)

exc. cond., dealership maintained.

$10,400

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

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

$5200 286-6103

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

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

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

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

662-415-7063 662-415-8549

2007 HONDA REBEL,

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

$2,100 662-664-3940

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


6B • Sunday, January 1, 2012 • Daily Corinthian

Buckle Up! Seat Belts Save Lives!

Homes for 0710 Sale

Homes for 0710 Sale

Mobile Homes 0741 for Sale

0868 Cars for Sale

'08 CHEVY HHR LT, ltr, 4 BR, 3 BA, Cedar Creek HUD NEW 2 BR Homes moon roof, 33k, $11,900. Subd. (4203 Tanglecove PUBLISHER’S Del. & setup 1-800-898-0290 or Cove), 1 acre lot, NOTICE $25,950.00 728-5381. fenced-in back yard, All real estate adverClayton Homes $180,000. 662-424-0554 tised herein is subject Supercenter of Corinth, or 287-5194. to the Federal Fair 1/4 mile past hospital 1998 CAMARO, perfect cond., sec. sys.-tinted Housing Act which on 72 West. windows-Massive stemakes it illegal to adreo system/speakers. 0503 Auction Sales vertise any preference, NEW 3 BR, 1 BA HOMES Call Bill, 662-279-7008. limitation, or discrimiDel. & setup nation based on race, $29,950.00 color, religion, sex, Clayton Homes FINANCIAL Complete Operational Change handicap, familial status Supercenter of Corinth or national origin, or in- 1/4 mile past hospital Selling at public Auction for highest bid on 72 West. tention to make any Friday Jan. 20 at 10:00 AM such preferences, limiCorinth, Miss. LEGALS tations or discrimina- NEW 4 BR, 2 BA home tion. Location: West of Corinth 15 mi. on Hwy. 72 to CR 746. Del. & setup North on CR 746 for ¼ mi. to Farm headquarters. State laws forbid dis$44,500 From Walnut go East 5 mi on Hwy. 72 crimination in the sale, 0955 Legals Clayton Homes rental, or advertising of Auctioneers Note: BSM Farms and Wade Wilbanks are making total Supercenter of 1903 ROSEDALE, CORreal estate based on changes in their Farming operations. They are purchasing 12 Row Corinth, 1/4 mi. past INTH CUTE AS CAN factors in addition to Equipment, 4 wheel drive Tractors and have commissioned Five hospital on 72 West BE AND READY FOR those protected under Star Auctions to sell their Equipment at Public Auction. We will 662-287-4600 NEW OWNERS! SPAaccept limited amounts of good, clean outside Equip. with prior federal law. We will not approval. If you have good, clean Equip. one item to a complete CIOUS DEN WITH GAS knowingly accept any sell out, call and we will advertise it free for you. LOG FP, RECENTLY REadvertising for real esManufactured PLACED WINDOWS, CHA, CALL FOR FREE COLOR BROCHURE tate which is in viola- 0747 Homes for Sale WATER HEATER AND tion of the law. All perSEE WEBSITE FOR PICTURES & LISTING!! METAL ROOF. A GREAT CLEARANCE SALE sons are hereby inBUY IN A GREAT NEIGHon Display Homes formed that all dwellFENCED ings advertised are Double & Singlewides B O R H O O D . BACK YARD & STORAGE available available on an equal BLDG. $79,900. CALL Large Selection opportunity basis. @ VICKI MULLINS WINDHAM HOMES 1% buyer’s premium 808-6011 - MID-SOUTH 287-6991 REAL ESTATE SALES & OPEN HOUSE. 4 Turtle AUCTIONS. Creek, Corinth. Sunday, 0232 General Help TRANSPORTATION Dec. 11th, 2-4. Owner 21 CR 327-A - Country transferred. Almost living at it's best! This new home just $197,000. home has a very spaCorinth R e a l t y , 0860 Vans for Sale cious open floor plan. 287-7653. '10 WHITE 15-pass. van, 3 Stained concrete floors to choose f r o m . with master bedroom Lake/River/ 1-800-898-0290 o r and bath down, 2 bed0728 Resort rooms, bath and bonus 728-5381. room up, plus tons of LOT, PICKWICK, River attic storage and a Trucks for Cliff, great lake view, back porch to sit and 0864 marina slip w/lift. Sale just watch the world go 731-926-0006. TO '05 GMC Crew Cab LTR, by! REDUCED Call Vicki 38k, #1419. $16,900. $149,500. 1-800-898-0290 o r Mullins @ 808-6011, Mid-South Real Estate 0734 Lots & Acreage 728-5381. Sales & Auctions. 65+ AC timber/open, Hardin Co., TN. South- '08 DODGE RAM 1500, side Comm. Water, 4x4, crew cab, red, HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY elec., 2000' paved rd. $23,400. 1-800-898-0290 frontage. 731-926-0006. or 728-5381.

AUCTION

0542 Building Materials

JUST ARRIVED! Furniture Style Vanities with Granite Tops! From $ 407.95 to $ 587.95

www.fivestarauction.com

WANTED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (Newspaper Carrier) Biggersville Area

Book Cases with adjustable Shelves! Black or White finish. Starting at $ 59.95. Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets and at discount prices. We have expert assistance with planning and layout. Bring in your drawings and let us give you a free quote

EXCELLENT EARNINGS POTENTIAL Requirements: • Driver’s License • Dependable Transportation • Light Bookwork Ability (will train) • Liability Insurance

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FAST SERVICE - WHOLESALE PRICES

Smith Cabinet Shop 1505 Fulton Dr., Corinth, MS 38834 Ph. 662-287-2151

1607 S. Harper Rd., Corinth, MS

0228

Accounting

JOB OPENING Accountant for CPA Firm Experience Preferred Reply to: Box 261 c/o The Daily Corinthian P.O. Box 1800 Corinth, MS 38835

Home Improvement & Repair

BUTLER, DOUG: Foundation, floor leveling, bricks cracking, rotten wood, basements, shower floor. Over 35 yrs. exp. Free est. 731-239-8945 or 662-284-6146.

Storage, Indoor/ Outdoor AMERICAN MINI STORAGE 2058 S. Tate Across from World Color

287-1024

MORRIS CRUM Mini-Stor. 72 W. 3 diff. locations, unloading docks, rental truck avail, 286-3826.

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