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Collisions injure all three drivers on US 72 BY JEBB JOHNSTON

A three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 72 Friday evening sent several people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It happened about 6 p.m. in the area of Magnolia Funeral Home with two separate collisions, and officers were on the scene for about an hour, said Corinth Police Department Capt. Chuck Hinds. According to the crash report, an eastbound 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Paula J. Bethany, 68, of Corinth, slowed to make

a right turn, and a 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Nancy T. Roland, 56, of Glen, struck the Ford in the left rear. The Pontiac traveled a short distance further and stopped. A 2004 Toyota SUV driven by Michelle L. Doran, 42, of Corinth, then struck the rear of the Pontiac with substantial force, and the two vehicles slid about 35 feet from the point of impact. All three drivers were transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center, said Hinds. Officer Shane Stegall worked the crash.

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A Pontiac collided with two other vehicles in the crash on U.S. Highway 72 Friday evening.

Passion for the past Re-enactor dedicated to bringing history to life


A group of local Boy Scouts were in the right place at the right time to help prevent flood damage at a West Virginia school. Like many other Scouting groups, Jamboree Troop C415 of the Yocona Area Council, with several members from Corinth, is at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. On Thursday, the troop took a 90-minute bus ride to Cherry River Elementary School in Richwood, W.Va., for a community service project. The work involved helping to build an outdoor classroom overlooking the river, clearing a large amount of brush and trees from the riverbank, hauling gravel to help


Brock Thompson will never forget his first time “seeing the elephant.” On April 5, 1987, Thompson got his first taste of bringing history to life as one of more than 5,000 re-enactors participating in the 125th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh. As his unit of Union soldiers crossed the Sunken Road he saw the Confederate forces massed against them and witnessed history unfolding before his eyes. He “saw the elephant” — as Civil War soldiers referred to the first taste of combat. “I thought for a second I was really there. I forgot it wasn’t real,” he said. That first glimpse of history come to life hooked the lifelong Please see PASSION | 2A

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World War II re-enactor Brock Thompson views the world through the sights of his vintage rifle.

Squads plan battle of the badges Police officers, firefighters to boost blood supply Thursday BY JEBB JOHNSTON

Corinth police and firemen are ready to draw blood again this week in the annual Battle of the Badges. The 12th annual blood donation event is Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the convention area of Crossroads Arena. If the police department can Please see BADGES | 2A

Local Scouts rescue school from flood

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Corinth officers Jeremy Barnes and James Butler aim their Tasers at Fire Chief “Lucky” Briggs, whose department will try to steal back the Battle of the Badges blood drive trophy on Thursday.

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build a walking track, building six picnic tables, and cleaning up some bookshelves in the library for painting. “We had most of the work done and had moved inside when it came a massive thunderstorm,” said Pat Tucker, one of the leaders with the group. “Somebody noticed that water started to come under a kitchen door.” The next two hours would bring 5 inches of rain and more water pouring under doors throughout the school. The Scouts responded with mops and brooms to keep the water under control and moved computers, books and other items out of harm’s way. After noticing the mops were not helping much at all, some Scouts began tearing trash bags to create a seal between the outside of the school and the classrooms. Please see SCOUTS | 3A

Kossuth student receives outstanding state award BY BOBBY J. SMITH

A 2013 Kossuth grad has been chosen out of 150,000 students for the highest honor for Mississippi’s career and technical education students. John Andrews will be honored as the Most Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student for 2013 at the Mississippi Association for Career and Technical Education conference in Pearl on Tuesday. Kossuth High School Principal Matt Smith recognized Andrews’ achievements at Thursday’s meeting of the Alcorn School District Board of Directors. “He’s a worker, a leader on campus and a well-balanced

young man who supports every activity on our campus,” said Smith. He’s got a lot of self-discipline. If only every kid and adult was like John in his discipline. I’m proud to know him, proud he’s an Aggie. You couldn’t ask for a better supporter of the county schools.” Ricky Turner, director of the Alcorn Career and Technology Center, also spoke on the awards, recognitions and other honors earned by Andrews, including numerous FFA awards, the Rotary Student of the Month award, recognitions as an outstanding non-traditional student, career development awards. Andrews was named the 2013 Please see AWARD | 3A

On this day in history 150 years ago There are frequent, sharp cavalry engagements in the passes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Robert E. Lee’s army is moving south “up” the valley and the Union cavalry is working hard to determine his exact position.

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TUPELO — The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was slightly injured Saturday in a crash landing at the Tupelo Regional Airport Saturday afternoon. Sarah Robinson, communications director for the City of Tupelo, says the plane came down just short of the runway. She says the pilot was the only one aboard. Robinson says the plane had left Birmingham, Ala., headed to Tupelo. The pilot suffered some lacerations and was taken

to the North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. Robinson said the plane appeared to land short in the Tupelo Buffalo Park, then hit the fence. It bounced in the road and landed on airport property. The name of the pilot has not been released. Airport executive director Joshua Abramson says the National Transportation Safety Board was notified and the plane was towed.

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First Baptist Concert Series

The annual Summer Concert Series continues tonight at First Baptist Church in Corinth. Every year on Sunday evenings during the month of July, different musical groups are featured in concert at First Baptist and concerts are free and open to the public. Corinth’s own Chad Dickerson will be featured today. His tenor voice has been a part of the FBC choir for several years. He sang professionally for a number of years in Nashville and continues to sing locally.  He will sing a selection of songs and choruses. The concert is free and open to the public.  No tickets are required. The church is located at 501 Main Street. For information call 286-2208.

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history buff and sparked a passion for bringing the stories of America’s soldiers into vivid reality that continues to drive him today. Since his first Civil War reenactment the Corinth resident and employee of Mississippi Polymers has expanded his interests and now takes part in recreations and living history demonstrations of not only the Civil War but World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War. He maintains an extensive collection of artifacts from all the conflicts including full uniforms and equipment sets for each, a fully restored World War II-era 1943 Ford Jeep and much more and is always ready to share his knowledge and experiences with school groups and anyone else who wants to learn. Experiencing the conflict through the eyes of those who lived it and bringing his own experience as close as possible to that of the actual participants is a big part of what drives him as a reenactor. “I always think, how can I put myself in that person’s place,” he said. A passion for history comes naturally to the Ripley native. His father loved the subject and they would often take family vacations to historic sites across the country. His mother was a librarian in Ripley for many years and he would constantly immerse himself in books about American history and especially it’s military experiences. He said history was a common topic in his family, which came as a surprise the first time his now-wife, DuJuanna Frazier Thompson, visited for dinner. He recalled her commenting after the meal that the dinner table conversation fo-



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Brock Thompson uses his restored 1943 Ford Jeep to help him tell the story of the soldiers who fought in World War II. cused on some obscure topic of history instead of the usual day-to-day events. An Eagle Scout and a former member of the Mississippi National Guard, Thompson has a love for the military and the outdoors and in 1987 he got caught up in the excitement of the Shiloh anniversary and scraped and saved every penny he could to put together his first set of reenacting gear. That first experience as a Union soldier sparked a passion that continues to burn bright and he’s expanded to portraying both Union and Confederate soldiers as well as soldiers in the more recent conflicts. While the actual battles are thrilling, Thompson finds as much joy in the careful research that goes into preparing to depict history in action. Reenactors are a special breed who love delving deep into the stories of the units they portray and working to make sure everything they do is as authentic as possible. When he’s on a battlefield experiencing some of the same hardships his forefathers felt he feels closer to them and gains a unique understanding of the sacrifices they made.

Thompson feels a special responsibility as a World War II reenactor to help preserve the history of these veterans who are slowly dying off. One of the unique aspects of depicting the more modern conflicts is the opportunity to talk first hand to those who served and learn the details of what they saw, did and felt from their own mouths. He often takes his Jeep to Dogwood Plantation Assisted Living, which he and his wife own, and visits with the veterans there and he treasures the time spent with them. He said everything he does in all of his pursuits is about honoring those who sacrificed for their country to serve. “It’s all about the veterans,” he said. “We want to let the public know what these guys went through.” He speaks regularly to schools and other groups and also participates in events at Shiloh including the annual living history demonstrations on Memorial Day where he has portrayed both Korean War-era and Vietnam-era soldiers. Thompson recently joined several other local reenactors to travel to Get-

tysburg where they participated in the 150th anniversary reenactment of the battle. The scale of the reenactment was unlike anything he had ever seen with more than 15,000 reenactors taking part. “It looked just like a real battle. It was just like we were there,” he said. Enormous grandstands borrowed from the PGA tour provided seating for a crowd of spectators estimated at more than 235,000 who gathered to see the battle come to life. On the way to Gettysburg the group stopped to visit several key Civil War sites including Appomattox Courthouse where Lee formally surrendered and the Antietam battlefield, which was the site of the single bloodiest day in the history of the war. Thompson said he continues to learn more each day about the history he loves and he welcomes any opportunity to share his knowledge. He’s always available to speak to school groups or join in any living history demonstration where he can share the stories and help new generations understand the enormous sacrifices of those who went before them.

year, they will even the series at 6-6. The firemen had a strong run, winning

four straight from 2007 to 2010, but CPD has taken the last two years. “We hate that PD has had it the last two years, and we plan on calling in everyone we know to help take it back,” said Fire Chief “Lucky” Briggs. “We’re gonna try to make another good run.” But the police department is aiming for another victory. “This is for a great cause and I hope the community supports both sides,” said Police Chief David Lancaster. “But we plan to continue our winning streak.” Briggs hopes the community answers the call. “It’s well worth the giving,” he said. “It’s a worthy cause that doesn’t cost you but a little time, no matter which side you give for.” The drive is for United Blood Services, the primary blood supplier for Magnolia Regional Health Center and other hospitals in northeast Mississippi. The need is great during the summer months, said Toni Gough of UBS. Food and beverages will be provided by local businesses, and donors will have a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card and a used vehicle from Barnes Crossing Hyundai/Mazda. Donors need to be 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. The health history questions can be completed in advance but on the same day at To donate, visit, sponsor code badgebattle, or call 8428871.





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Murphy named McNairy Central principal

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BY JEFF YORK For the Daily Corinthian

SELMER, Tenn. — There will be a new principal at McNairy Central for the upcoming school year and it will be a familiar face taking the position. Mickey Murphy, who has been in education for 43 years, has been promoted to principal at MCHS after spending the last nine years as assistant principal at Selmer Middle School. Murphy spent 29 years working in the Tupelo School System and seven of those years were as the principal at Tupelo High. He came to MCHS to teach math for five years beginning in 1998. “McNairy Central is the only school that I

Today is Sunday, July 21, the 202nd day of 2013. There are 163 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight: On July 21, 1973, Israeli agents in Lillehammer, Norway, killed Ahmed Bouchikhi, a Moroccan waiter, in a case of mistaken identity, apparently thinking he was an official with Black September, the group that attacked Israel’s delegation at the 1972 Munich Olympics and killed 11 athletes. Five people identified as members of the Mossad spy agency served brief prison terms in Norway for murder and were then pardoned.

wanted to be the principal,” s a i d Murphy. “I enjoyed my five years Murphy teachi n g there and I can’t wait to get started with the new school year.” McNairy County Director of Schools Charlie Miskelly is optimistic that Murphy is the right choice to lead MCHS and the veteran educator will excel in his new job. “The job of a principal has changed over the years, but I am confident we have found a great man for McNairy Central,” said

Miskelly. “I feel confident with his experience and expertise that he will do well at the high school.” Miskelly acknowledged that filling the position left vacant by the retirement of Cecil Stroup was tougher than he had expected in the spring. He interviewed five others for the position before choosing to hire Murphy. “It is a tough job to be a high school principal,” commented Miskelly. “There have been so many changes on the academic side because of the emphasis on test scores and teacher evaluations that it has made it harder on all principals.” The 67-year-old Murphy is not coming into the job with the intentions of staying a short time as principal and hopes to

stay for a few years. Murphy had prostate cancer in 2008, but he has gotten good health reports since his recovery. “My health is not a problem and I plan on continuing to work as long as my health stays good,” said Murphy. The newly named principal said his style is to be more involved on the instructional side of the school. Stroup took pride in his emphasis on maintaining a clean school building and campus while serving as a principal. “I’m going to be very interested in what is going on inside the classrooms and to make sure the teachers have everything they need to teach our students,” Murphy explained. Tupelo High dominated the All Sports trophy in

Mississippi winning it every year while he was the principal at THS. “We have got to be competitive in sports because that helps the morale of the school and the community,” said Murphy. “There is no doubt the mood of the school is better after a win. I know the school benefits in many ways from a good athletic program and a good band program.” Murphy said that all of his decisions as the principal will be based on what is best for the students. “My decisions are always on what is best for the kids,” he said. “We want our students to be involved in something outside the classroom and we want to provide the best learning environment for them.”

On this date: In 1773, Pope Clement XIV issued an order suppressing the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits. The Society was restored by Pope Pius VII in 1814. In 1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Va., resulting in a Confederate victory. In 1925, the so-called Monkey Trial ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes found guilty of violating state law for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The conviction was later overturned on a technicality. In 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order establishing the Veterans Administration, which later became the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 1944, American forces landed on Guam during World War II. In 1949, the Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty. In 1952, the Democratic National Convention, which nominated Adlai Stevenson for president, opened in Chicago. In 1959, the NS Savannah, the first nuclearpowered merchant ship, was christened by first lady Mamie Eisenhower at Camden, N.J. In 1961, Capt. Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard the Liberty Bell 7.

Judge refuses to suspend BP settlement payments MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge refused Friday to temporarily shut down a multibillion-dollar settlement program for compensating vic-


tims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, saying he has seen no evidence of widespread fraud among the tens of thousands of claims. The judge also said he was offended by what he saw as attempts to smear the lawyer administering

the claims. BP PLC argued that all payments to Gulf Coast residents and businesses should be suspended while former FBI Director Louis Freeh investigates alleged misconduct by a lawyer who worked for

claims administrator Patrick Juneau on the settlement program. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said he was troubled by the allegations but didn’t see any reason to take the “drastic step” of shutting down the pro-

gram without evidence of widespread fraud. Lionel H. Sutton III, a target of Freeh’s probe, allegedly received a portion of settlement proceeds for claims he referred to a law firm before joining Juneau’s staff.




Student of the Year at the Alcorn Career and Tech Center. He is a member of the Teacher Academy program for students interested in pursuing a career in education and has been a mentor for Kossuth Elementary students and a volunteer for the Special Olympics. The award winner briefly addressed the school board. “I want to thank everyone. The school district means a lot to me — and I hope to work in the school district one day,” said Andrews. Superintendent Gina Rogers Smith praised Andrews as a model student who was very successful in the Alcorn School District and continues to be successful. Andrews is the son of Rodney Andrews and the grandson of Ronnie and Donna Andrews.

Outside, they waded in 6 to 8 inches of water to clear out drains and clogged culverts. Tucker was especially proud of the boys for stepping up. “Nobody ever told them to do anything — they just jumped in and started problem solving,” he said. School staff said the building had never flooded like that before, and no one would have been there if it were not for the scout project. Teacher Sarah Weber sent them a note of

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Members of Boy Scout Troop C415 attending the National Jamboree helped prevent flood damage at Cherry River Elementary School in Richwood, W.Va., during a big storm. thanks: “We really could not have saved our school from flooding without

your help. We will always remember our Boy Scout heroes when we think of

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US mediocre on a global scale BY JIM HIGHTOWER America the Beautiful! America the Greatest! We’re No. 1, right? Absolutely, naturally, and indisputably. At least that’s the theocratic pronouncement of far-right-wing nativists who preach the dogma of American “exceptionalism.” They use the concept as a not-to-be-questioned litmus test of our patriotism. Never mind that on many crucial measures of national achievements, our Good Ol’ U.S. of A has slipped in recent years. A simpleminded assertion that we’re No. 1 doesn’t make it so. For example, the U.S. rate of educational improvement — a bedrock indicator of a nation’s future ability to thrive — has tumbled to 25th place among rich and newly developing nations. (Say it Loud and Say it Proud: We’re No. 25!). Not only does that place us behind such education powerhouses as Germany. We’re lagging behind Colombia, Latvia, Portugal, and Slovenia too. Yes, America remains the world’s richest nation. Yet our wealth is more concentrated in the hands of a rich elite than most other other nations. Even China has a more democratic distribution of riches than our society does. Health care? We’re in 37th place and ranked dead last among wealthy democracies. The quality of America’s infrastructure ranks a poor 25th. In a category that not long ago was a source of great national strength and pride, our middle class is being hollowed out. In the past century, America became great — not by merely believing in some hocus-pocus exceptionalism, but by achieving greatness through deliberate and determined public investments in the common good. That’s our true path back to being No. 1. (Daily Corinthian and OtherWords columnist Jim Hightower is a radio commentator, writer, and public speaker. He’s also editor of the populist newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown.

Prayer for today Dear Father, thank you for friends whose loving presence and caring touch bring peace to troubled hearts. May we too be steady friends to those who are hurting. Amen.

A verse to share “O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.” — Psalms 43:3

Worth quoting A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. — Mignon McLaughlin

Keeping in touch State: Sen. Rita Potts Parks Alcorn, Tishomingo, Tippah counties 662-287-6323 (H) 662-415-4793 (cell) Rep. Nick Bain Alcorn county 662-287-1620 (H) 601-953-2994 (Capitol)   Rep. Lester “Bubba” Carpenter Alcorn, Tishoming counties 601-359-3374 (Capitol) 662-427-8281 (H)   Rep. William Tracy Arnold Alcorn, Prentiss counties 662-728-9951 (H)   All state legislators can be reached via mail: c/o Capitol P.O. Box 1018 Jackson, Miss. 39215   Federal:   U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee 202-225-4306 (Washington D.C.) Fax: 202-225-3549 662-327-0748 (Columbus) Fax: 662-328-5982   U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran 202-224-5054 (Washington D.C.) Fax: 202-224-9450 601-965-4459 (Jackson) 662-236-1018 (Oxford)   Sen. Roger Wicker 202- 224-6253 (Washington D.C.) Fax: 202-228-0378 601-965-4644 (Jackson) Fax: 601-965-4007

A better way to pick presidential candidates You can get agreement from almost all points on the political spectrum that the worst aspect of our political system is the presidential nomination process. It is perhaps no coincidence that it is the one part of the system not treated in the Constitution. That’s because the Founding Fathers abhorred political parties and hoped that presidents would be selected by something like an elite consensus. But we have political parties, the oldest and third oldest in the world, and they are not going away. Surely a better system is possible. The current system of primaries, caucuses and national conventions is the result of reforms initiated by Democrats in the late 1960s and constantly fiddled with, mostly but not entirely by Democrats, ever since. The resulting system is replete with oddities. Nothing in the Constitution says that Iowa and New Hampshire vote first, but they do. Any politician thinking of ever running for president wouldn’t dare suggest otherwise. Then suddenly a raft of states vote all at once. All this means that candidates have to spend two years campaigning and raising prodigious amounts of money. No other democracy chooses its chief executive in anything like our system.

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That rules out many potentially serious candidates who currently hold important government jobs or who lack an appetite for permanent

campaigning. This is all the more infuriating because “today’s mess,” as Jeffrey H. Anderson and Jay Cost write in the summer issue of National Affairs, “is the product of accident and afterthought.” And one that is particularly troublesome for Republicans, which bothers Anderson, director of the conservative 2017 Project, and Cost, a writer for The Weekly Standard. It doesn’t “reflect the interests and values of the nationwide Republican electorate,” they say, but gives too much influence to elite donors, the media, the earlyvoting states, professional campaign consultants and independent voters. Tinkering around the edges, as party commissions, conventions and state legislatures have been doing for 40 years, won’t help. Instead, Anderson and Cost say the answer is to “revitalize the local and state party organizations.” I agree with pretty much

their entire diagnosis. The current system ill serves both parties, but especially the Republicans. But I’m not sure it’s possible to pump new life into what they admit are moribund organizations. They agree that local parties are “no longer a locus of political power or influence” and blame the Democratic reforms starting in the 1960s. I would argue that local and state parties were already on life support, which is why they were so easily brushed aside. Still, their proposal is interesting and merits scrutiny. It is based on the conventions that, pursuant to the Constitution, ratified that document. In the week of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, some 3,000 delegates selected by local parties and 300 designated Republican officeholders would meet in a national convention and would nominate five finalist candidates. These candidates would debate six times (no mainstream media moderators, please). There would be a series of regional direct-ballot elections, with the winner required to get 50 percent of the votes and win by a 10 percent margin. Otherwise there would be a runoff between the top two finishers. The nominee would be determined by the end of April

and could choose a VP candidate for formal acceptance in a summertime “made-forTV convention.” There are more details, but you get the idea. The courts have generally let parties set their own rules, but someone must pay for the nominating conventions and the regional elections. “The new system would reinvigorate local and state party organizations,” Anderson and Cost argue. It would certainly give conscientious Republicans an incentive to participate in local parties, which currently attract only political junkies. But another possibility is that it will just give presidential candidates an incentive to pack local parties, starting long before the week of Lincoln’s birthday. Anderson and Cost make strong arguments that it would be “more efficient, more cost-effective, more deliberative, more consensus-based, more republican and more conducive to victory” than the current system. Let’s think about it. (Daily Corinthian columnist Michael Barone, senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner, is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and a co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.)

National conversation omits painful admissions Let’s take the advice of the attorney general of the United States. Let’s have a national conversation about race in the wake of the verdict in the Zimmerman trial. Let’s make it a painfully honest conversation -- except about all the things that are painful for us to admit. Let’s take a tragedy and make it a racial crime. Let’s not acknowledge the evidence suggesting that Trayvon Martin was beating George Zimmerman. Let’s never, ever admit that if Martin hadn’t hit Zimmerman, he would almost certainly be alive today. Let’s act as if the main threat to young black men in America is overzealous neighborhood-watch volunteers who erroneously consider them suspicious, call the police and follow them, then shoot them in self-defense after a violent altercation in confusing circumstances that will never be entirely disentangled. Let’s pretend that this happens all the time. Let’s send down the memory hole reports of burglaries and attempted break-ins

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in Zimmerman’s community that, according to a Reuters report, “had created an atRich mosphere of Lowery growing fear in the neighNational Review borhood.” Let’s ignore that Zimmerman is from a mixed-race household. Let’s forget that he initially didn’t mention Martin’s race on his 911 call and said he “looks black” only when prompted by the operator. Let’s disregard testimony about his good character, lest it get in the way of the national dialogue about how he’s a racist murderer who got away with it. Let’s say the trial was about race in America or about whether black men can walk home from the store or any other insipid, racially charged nonsense to fill the air or the column inches. The national conversation cannot afford to get mired down in legal niceties like what constitutes lawful self-defense, let alone reasonable doubt.

Let’s call people we disagree with racists. We often do that anyway, but during such an open, freewheeling discussion, it is particularly important that dissenting voices be swiftly condemned and, ideally, silenced. People have an obligation to be careful about what they say during a national dialogue. Let’s not talk about the 90 percent of black murder victims killed by other blacks. That is not a fit topic for the nation’s wide-ranging national conversation. Why should we get worked up about something that happens on the streets of Chicago literally every night? If you are bothered by routine slaughter, sadly, you just don’t get it. For national conversation purposes, not all killings are equal. Let’s blast New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy as the worst kind of racial inequity. Let’s not bother to note that New York City once had 2,200 murders a year and now has 400, nor that many of the thousands of lives saved are those of black men. Let’s focus on the important thing -- con-

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demning the policy that contributes to saving those lives as heinously racist. Let’s listen to the attorney general inveigh against “stand your ground” laws and make-believe that he knows what the hell he’s talking about. Let’s ignore that the “stand your ground” law wasn’t the reason the Sanford, Fla., police initially didn’t arrest Zimmerman, and that it really had nothing to do with the trial. In short, let’s take a terrible event and make it a festival for all our ideological and racial ax-grinding and a showcase for our inability or unwillingness to reason clearly. Let’s do it in perpetually high dudgeon while simultaneously patting ourselves on the back about our fearlessness and honesty. Yes, Mr. Attorney General, you are right. This is exactly the conversation that the country needs. (Daily Corinthian columnist and editor of the National Review, Rich Lowry can be reached via e-mail:

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Man hits $2.1 million slot jackpot BILOXI — A Baton Rouge, La., man became a millionaire Friday after hitting a $2.1 million jackpot at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. The man, identified in a casino news release as Aaron K., works as a cook on a riverboat. He says he had been playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine for less than five minutes when he hit the progressive jackpot. It is the second Wheel of Fortune multimillion-dollar jackpot to hit at the Hard Rock this month.

Teen held in slaying to stay in jail VICKSBURG — A Vicksburg teenager charged in the death of her stepmother has been denied bond. The Vicksburg Post reports that attorney Marshal Sanders told Circuit

Judge Isadore Patrick that a psychologist has completed a court-ordered mental evaluation on the teenager. Still, Patrick said Friday, he would not grant bail. No trial date has been set. The girl, now 17, has been held without bail in the Warren County Jail since December 2011 when her bonding agent revoked her $75,000 bail. Authorities say the body of 32-yearold Michelle Vega was found May 2, 2011, in the family home in Vicksburg. Authorities say neighbors reported seeing the girl drive away from the home minutes before her stepbrother returned and found his mother’s body. The girl was arrested in Greenville six days later.

to charges that they took property from a relative and converted it to their personal use. Brian Aldridge, a 36-year-old Republican from Tupelo, has been charged with one count of grand larceny. Aldridge’s father, Louis Aldridge, 64, is charged with three counts embezzlement and his mother Janice Aldridge, 61, is charged with two counts of embezzlement. The couple is divorced. If convicted, each defendant faces up to 10 years in prison per each count. They remain free on $5,000 bonds each. The three were arraigned Friday in Lee County Circuit Court.

Guilty plea expected in prison riot Aldridges move closer to trials TUPELO — State Rep. Brian Aldridge and his parents were pleaded not guilty

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People rally for ‘Justice for Trayvon’ ATLANTA — One week after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, people gathered for nationwide rallies to press for changes to self-defense laws and for federal civil rights charges against the former neighborhood watch leader. The Florida case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over selfdefense laws, guns, and race relations. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed self-defense, identifies as Hispanic. Martin was black. The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon” rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities: from New York and Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., and Atlanta, where people stood in the rain at the base of the federal courthouse, with traffic blocked on surrounding downtown streets. Hundreds of people — including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, as well as Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton — gathered in New York. Fulton told the crowd she was determined to fight for societal and legal changes needed to ensure that black youths are no longer viewed with suspicion because of their skin color. “I promise you I’m going to work for your children as well,” she said to the rally crowd.

Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies WASHINGTON — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92. Thomas, who died at her apartment in Washington, had been ill for a long time, and in and out of the hospital before coming home Thursday, according to a friend, Muriel Dobbin. Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old, and as a pioneer for women in journalism. She was persistent to the point of badgering. One White House press secretary described her questioning as “torture” — and he was one of her fans. Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues. In her long career, she was indelibly associated with the ritual ending White House news conferences. She was often the one to deliver the closing line: “Thank you, Mister President” — four polite words that belied a fierce competitive streak.

Six Flags roller coaster death probed ARLINGTON, Texas — Investigators will try to determine if a woman who died while riding a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in North Texas fell from the ride after some witnesses said she wasn’t properly secured. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Park spokeswoman Sharon Parker confirmed that a woman died while riding the Texas Giant roller coaster — dubbed the tallest steel-hybrid coaster in the world — but did not specify how she was killed. Witnesses told local media outlets the woman fell. Six Flags said the ride will be closed as the investigation continues, and a concert scheduled for Saturday was canceled. The Texas Giant is 14 stories high, and has a drop of 79 degrees and a bank of 95 degrees. It can carry up to 24 riders. It opened in 1990 as an all-wooden coaster but underwent a $10 million renovation to install steel-hybrid rails and reopened in 2011.

Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for wildfire IDYLLWILD, Calif. — The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile conditions that could make a tough firefight even worse. Combined with hot air on the ground, the unstable air could create a strong updraft that draws smoke high into the atmosphere, fire spokesman Capt. Mike Lindbery said. If the smoke column rises too high, moisture at the top could freeze and the weight of the ice could cause the column to collapse, creating a powerful downdraft in all directions. “We’re very concerned because this is the condition in the past that has definitely caused big firestorms and the death of citizens and firefighters,” Lindbery said.

JACKSON — An inmate suspected of participating in the fatal beating of a guard during a prison riot in Mississip-

pi last year is expected to plead guilty next month. Prosecutors say Marco Perez-Serrano, also known as Jesus Fernando Ochoa, was the first inmate to attack correction officer Catlin Carithers during the riot at the privately run Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez on May 20, 2012. Carithers died and 20 people were injured as the riot grew to involve hundreds of inmates. Perez-Serrano is charged with rioting. A change of plea hearing is scheduled for Aug. 13 in U.S. District Court in Natchez. The prison holds nearly 2,500 inmates, most of them convicted on charges of coming back to the U.S. after deportation for being in the country illegally. The prison is owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation’s largest private prison companies.

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IUKA — Reva Medera “Dear” Estes Gist, 87, passed away Friday morning, July 19, 2013, at the home of her daughter, with whom she had been living for the past several months. Born July 28, 1925, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Alice Mildred Hannah and George Gibson Estes, she was the fourth of their 10 children. Medera was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a Christian and loved the Lord our God. She also loved flowers, quilting, crocheting and family gatherings. Her favorite season was the fall of the year because of all the beautiful colors. She is survived by her four children, Reva Gene Bradford (Bobby) of Iuka; Charlotte Ann Granlund (Don) of Zion, Ill.; Larry Dale Gist of Iuka and Barbara Lynn Green, also of Iuka; seven grandchildren: Debbie, Becky, Chelly, Mike, Jeremy, Anthony and Myra; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; one sister, Geneva Blackard of Iuka; and two brothers, Gatha and Kenneth Ray Estes, both of Waukegan, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth E. Gist (2011); her parents and six siblings: Virginia Dare Hendrix, Junior Austine Estes, John Grady Estes, Damie Jewel Estes, Helen Ruth Estes and Josie Freda Estes; one grandson, Timothy Granlund; and one sonin-law, Myron Green. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ludlam Funeral Home in Iuka. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Magill and her nephew, Bro. Gene Gist, officiating. Interment will follow in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Anthony Green, Channing Green, Paul Estes, Jerry Estes, Derek Higginbottom and Dylan Higginbottom. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Bradford, Eugene Shackelford, Larry Collins and Austin Green.

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Mermaid tail gets woman banned from Florida pool Associated Press

LITHIA, Fla. — A Florida woman has been banned from swimming in her community’s pool because she wants to wear a mermaid tail. Jenna Conti, who lives in the FishHawk Ranch subdivision, had been in the Aquatic Club pool with her custommade tail once before with the staff’s approval. But last week, employees told her it violated a policy against swim fins. On Monday night, the FishHawk Commu-

nity Development board voted to keep her out of the pool because of the swim fin policy. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Conti’s dream is to swim at the Florida Aquarium, which features mermaid performers. The full-time hair stylist hasn’t been a mermaid for very long. She and her 10-year-old son saw the mermaids at the Tampa Bay Renaissance Fair earlier this year, and she says she was “enthralled.”

For three consecutive years, Mississippi State University has raised more than $80 million in outright gifts and pledges of future support from individuals, corporations, foundations, trusts and estates, with the justended 2013 fiscal year exceeding $81.3 million Previous record years included FY 2012, in which Mississippi State experienced its largest single giving year total in school history with over $86.4 million. More than $80.3 million was raised in FY 2011. “We deeply appreciate the generosity of alumni and friends who are investing their personal resources to help Mississippi State University carry out its invaluable mission

of teaching, research and service,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum. Keenum said, “This level of support is clear evidence that individuals and corporate supporters have confidence in our efforts to impact the lives of individuals across our state and nation and extend our reach across the globe.” Of this year’s $81.3 million, $67.07 million was in outright gifts and pledges “marking the second largest year recorded in these areas by the institution’s fundraising arm. This figure is just under the highest year recorded for outright gifts and pledges at $67,882,860 in FY 2002. “Another successful year of private support is an important milestone for the university, particularly as we move to-

ward announcing another long-term fundraising endeavor this fall to advance Mississippi State and its long-range strategic plan and priorities,” said John P. Rush, MSU vice president for development and alumni who serves as Foundation CEO. The proportion of alumni who contributed during the year also rose slightly to 18.3 percent, ranking MSU above several major peer institutions in that measure of support among former students. This number has continued an upward trend at MSU in recent years, placing the university well above the 11.2 percent national average indicated by the 2012 Voluntary Support of Education annual report, which publishes fundraising sta-

tistics of higher education institutions. At Mississippi State, total giving for a fiscal year is the sum of outright gifts, pledges of new gifts, and commitments of deferred gifts, Rush said. The total does not include payment of pledges from previous years or receipts of deferred gifts committed in previous years. Most fundraising for Mississippi State University is conducted by the MSU Foundation, established in 1962 to help the university attract support from private sources. For more information about Mississippi State University, see more information about MSU fundraising efforts, contact Rush at 662-325-9306 or

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Greenwood students get uniform options in fall GREENWOOD — Greenwood school students will have more uniform options when classes begin next month. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the new option is navy blue pants for boys and a navy blue skirt for girls. Students have been limited to khaki pants and skirts since the uniform policy was implemented in 2009. School district spokeswoman Margaret Dean says parents and students asked the school board for more options. The changes were approved by the school board this week. Dean says some parents had suggested black bottoms for students, though it was later suggested that because the Leflore County Schools already use the navy blue pants and skirts, that color would be easier for parents who want to buy new uniforms before school starts.

DSU president LaForge returns to work next week CLEVELAND — Delta State University President Bill LaForge says his doctors have given him a clean bill of health, and he will be back at work next week. DSU spokeswoman Michelle Roberts said Friday that LaForge will attend a Delta State alumni meeting next Thursday in Jackson, then will return to campus in Cleveland.

During the July 4 weekend, LaForge suffered a subdural hematoma — a gathering of blood on the brain’s surface — while at a South Carolina beach with family. Roberts says while LaForge’s injury was not major, he went to a local hospital when he continued to suffer headaches and pain. In a letter to Delta State friends and colleagues Friday, LaForge says he has been “blessed with great care and a remarkable and quick recovery.”

Hurricane evacuation route construction begins BAY ST. LOUIS — Work is underway on a new hurricane evacuation route to get Hancock County residents to Interstate 59 quickly and safely. Crews will build two new southbound lanes on Mississippi Highway 607 from Texas Flat Road to Interstate 59. The project also involves work to transform existing highway into two northbound lanes and the removal and reconstruction of existing bridges. Once the project is completed, the region will have its first fourlane north to south corridor in Hancock County. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2015. The Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the contract to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million.

Hearing for plea change scheduled in drug case ABERDEEN — Federal court records indicate that a man charged

in a north Mississippi drug case plans to plead guilty. A change of plea hearing is scheduled Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen for Denorris Howell. Howell was indicted in November along with several others and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana in Lee and Chickasaw counties. His lawyer didn’t immediately respond to a message Friday. The plea hearing is scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.

Guard to show off new air traffic control system HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Army National Guard’s air traffic control unit will hold demonstration Wednesday at Camp Shelby of the Army’s new, state of the art Mobile Tower System. The 2-185th Aviation Regiment is headquartered in Southaven. Air traffic controllers from the 185th will coordinate approach and landing instructions for C-17 and C-130 aircraft from the Air National Guard. The Mobile Tower System is the Army’s latest rapid-deployable tower that will quickly establish air traffic control operations worldwide in all weather conditions, night or day, for military or civilian aircraft. Mississippi aviators are the first National Guard aviators in the nation to receive the new technology as they continue to provide support for aviation activities at home and abroad with unmatched capability.

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Sumners’ life a wide and varied adventure Cecil Lamar Sumners was born in 1920 to the family of S.L. and Laura Lacy Sumners, formerly of Prentiss County. S.L. Sumners was a grocer/ merchant in Belmont, Miss. This is where the young boy, Cecil, grew up and was raised on principles of hard work, study, duty to family, community and country, but above all, duty to God. In Cecil’s teenage years, he worked a grocery peddling route. He also took the 1940 U.S. Census for the west half of the 4th District of Tishomingo County outside the town limits of Tishomingo and Paden. Cecil worked nearly three years as a clerk and bookkeeper in L.P. Allen’s Furniture Store in Belmont. He then went into the U.S. Army Air Corps as a volunteer

in 1942. C e c i l Sumners received basic training in Miami, Fla. RaNae He was Vaughn transferred to SpringHistorically Speaking f i e l d , Mass., and then Bedford Airdrome before orders were issued sending the airman to the Southwest Pacific Theatre with his squadron. His unit was the 342nd Fighter Squadron of the 348th Fighter Group of the 5th Air Corps. While serving in the South Pacific, Cecil’s unit made 22 moves, island hopping by plane or ship. While in New Guinea and the Philippines, Cecil crossed paths with fellow

Belmont natives Dallas Wiggington and Hurbert McManus. “We were all a little homesick,” Cecil recalled. “It was wonderful to see a friendly familiar face thousands of miles from home.” Another welcome sight from home was the USO show. Cecil vividly recalls Bob Hope and his USO Troop performing in the Port Moresby area and later in Numfoor, New Guinea. His company was also visited for two weeks by Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, the first pilot to cross the Atlantic. Lindbergh represented the Republic Airplane Manufacturing Company, which made the planes the Squadron was using. Col. Lindbergh flew with several of the Squadron pilots to observe how well the planes

performed. His overall assignment was to report on the planes performance in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. On October 20, 1944, Gen. Douglas McArthur led his troops, as he had promised two years before, in returning to retake the Philippines from the Japanese. “On November 19, 1944, our Squadron put ashore on the same beach on the exact spot where Gen. McArthur made his famed return,” Cecil said. Cecil was stationed at Saidor, New Guinea, when he saw Gen. Douglas McArthur while the General’s plane was stopped on the airfield for service. Cecil stood at attention and saluted the General who returned the salute and spoke to the young soldier. Cecil noted

that “it was a thrill and an honor to be recognized and even spoken to as I happened by the General on that airfield.” Cecil was awarded for his service with seven Battle Stars, a Bronze Star Medal for valor, and his unit received the presidential unit citation twice. Upon his return from overseas, Cecil Sumners married Gladys Kennedy of Tremont, Miss. Both Cecil and Gladys worked in the Belmont Post Office for a year after they were married. Cecil then entered the University of Mississippi. Throughout his adult life, he had felt a great desire to study law and someday enter the political arena. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1950. Attorney Cecil Sumners

returned to Tishomingo County, where he practiced law for one year. He fulfilled his desire to enter politics by launching a successful bid for Chancery Clerk. He took office in 1952 and was re-elected in 1956. That same year, Cecil served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. While at the convention, Cecil made acquaintance with former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and two of her sons. This was a memorable event in Sumners’ life. He later served three terms for a total of 12 years in the Mississippi Senate. He also served as a colonel during the administration of Gov. Ross Barnett. Cecil Sumners then resumed his law practice full time in 1960. He practiced law in Iuka and Belmont until retirement.

Lichens, moss signal landscape problems Oxford conference I have been getting several calls on declining trees and shrubs in the area. Most of these have been directly related to root damage and to the excessive heat that we have been having here in the county. I have also received several calls concerning lichens on different plants. In their natural habitat, lichens seem to be of little concern, but when they start attaching themselves to trees and shrubbery, homeowners frequently become concerned about how these plants will affect the health of their trees and shrubs. Lichens are considered to be a plant but are actually made up of two components. One being a fungus and the other being an algae, living in a symbiotic relationship. It appears however as a single plant. Lichens make their own food and will grow on soil, rocks, and trunks or

branches of trees and shrubs. They can occur in several forms such Patrick as crusty Poindexter gray, green, yellow, Ag Lines or white growths. Some look like leaves while others resemble a tuft of horse hair hanging from branches. Most often, lichens appear on plants that for some reason are in a poor or declining condition. Why lichens tend to pick weak plants as preferred growth sites is not entirely understood. It is common to see plants in poor health support profuse lichen growth therefore it is easy to see why home landscapers think the lichens are what is responsible for poor plant growth. It is important to realize

that lichens don’t cause the plant to grow poorly, but they may indicate that something is wrong with the plant. So remember, if you have lichens growing on your trees, azaleas, camellias, or other landscape plants, it’s not the lichens that are the problem, rather, they are serving as a possible indicator of another problem. Another problem that I have been seeing is moss in yards. The appearance of moss growing on the ground is an indication that you have lost the topsoil in that particular area. You can now purchase commercial sprays specifically for killing this moss. They are mixed with water and sprayed over the moss. I would also recommend that you lime the area because moss also indicates that the pH is rather low in that area. Another option is to disc or break up the area and then add some

topsoil. In all cases you will most likely have to reseed the area in order for the grass to return. Another area that I wanted to briefly touch on was gardens and bedding plants. With the heat that we have been experiencing you can expect to see some problems in these two areas. Remember to water adequately if either your garden or your flower beds gets too dry. Also remember that if possible it is best to water these plants early in the morning. Water in the middle of the afternoon can cause some leaf tip burn just due to the magnifying effect of the water droplets on the leaf surface in conjunction with the sunlight If you have questions concerning lichens, moss or other plant problems, feel free to contact me at the Alcorn County Extension office at 286-7755 or you can check our website at

Colorado victims honored, gun groups stage protest Associated Press

AURORA, Colo. — Survivors of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut gathered with dozens of supporters Friday in a suburban Denver park to honor those killed in the massacre at an Aurora movie theater almost a year to the day after the attack. Vigil participants read a list of names of those killed in recent gun violence around the nation and talked about the pain of losing loved ones as they called for strict fed-

eral gun control laws. “Why wait any longer?” asked Carlee Soto, whose sister was killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School rampage in Newtown, Conn. “The time for change is now.” Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which promotes tough gun laws and was founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, helped sponsor the vigil. The scene was somber, even as about 100 gun rights activists held a protest nearby to oppose new

firearms restrictions as infringements on Second Amendment rights. Many wore orange National Rifle Association hats and T-shirts reading, “I will not comply.” “To the families and victims of the tragedy, we offer our condolences and prayers,” said Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. “To Mayor Bloomberg and the group that would politicize this, we offer our opposition.”

Brown helped organize the rally and carried a .45-caliber pistol to the park. The shooting victims, meanwhile, called for more universal background checks and tighter restrictions on gun sales. Colorado has been the only state outside the East Coast to ratchet back gun rights in reaction to last year’s mass shootings. A recent push for new federal restrictions failed in Congress.

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OXFORD — The 40th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference will look at the black literature of the western hemisphere and the relationship between it and author William Faulkner. The conference begins today and runs throiugh Thursday in Oxford. “The subjects of racial identity, race relations and African-American figures in Faulkner’s work have been addressed numerous times in the history of our conference, but never this incredibly rich conversation between Faulkner’s literature and the black literatures of the western hemisphere,” Jay Watson, director of the annual Faulkner conference, tells the Oxford Eagle. Keynote lectures and panel sessions are free and open to the public. The conference examines writers such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles Chesnutt and Jean Toomer who may have helped influence Faulkner and contemporary writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright and Claude McKay who write on the historical events and

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Jesus came to this earth as the “only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) Not grace only, but grace and truth. To properly respond to Jesus, we should be ready to accept both His grace and His truth. One man put it bluntly, but honestly, when he said, “The New Testament requires some things of me I don’t want to do. More than that, it condemns some things I really like to do.” Then he added, “I guess I want the grace, but the truth I can do without.” Seems to me that such a person has not developed the “spirit of truth” which John says differentiates those who are “of God” and those who are not. (I John 4:6) I know no one can “earn” salvation-grace is absolutely essential. But so is truth, if we ever want to be free from the consequences of sin. (John 8:32) “All you need is faith,” someone responds. The fact is, one cannot have a proper faith apart from the Word of God (truth). Yes, I know that “without faith it is impossible to please Him”. (Hebrews 11:6) However, faith comes from “hearing” the Word of God. (Romans 10:17) Conclusion: without the hearing of the truth, it is impossible to please God. `God gave us common sense for a reason.

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same cultural questions today that Faulkner once had. “We want to examine his impact on the many black artists who have encountered and responded to his work since his death in 1962.,” Watson said. The conference will begin with a reception at the University Museum honoring photographer Alain Desvergnes and his exhibition featuring his black-and-white photographs of the Oxford and Lafayette County area from the early 1960s, when Desvergnes taught photography at the University of Mississippi. Many of these images were collected in the 1990 volume “Yoknapatawpha: The Land of William Faulkner.” The reception is set for 1 p.m. The academic program begins at 2:30 p.m. at Nutt Auditorium on the campus of the University of Mississippi with a talk from Kenneth Warren on Faulkner and the Liberal Imagination. A roundtable discussion will be held at 4 p.m. before conference attendees have their annual dinner on the lawn at Rowan Oak.


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JkksPac Trovag un MethesE n Wi-LAN g Affymetrix Ultratech Regulus n HeidrkStr OxygnB rsh WPCS rs

6.67-4.70 15.23-5.92 2.00 -.70 3.64-1.08 4.09-1.08 30.01-6.83 10.08-2.02 15.00-2.79 2.60 -.48 3.72 -.64

-41.3 -28.0 -25.9 -22.9 -20.9 -18.5 -16.7 -15.7 -15.6 -14.7


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BkofAm 7804195 14.75 S&P500ETF 4022334169.17 iShEMkts 2901186 39.28 AMD 2874191 4.03 GenElec 2429263 24.72 Sprint n 2120801 6.07 RiteAid 2004274 3.01 SPDR Fncl 1757104 20.73 Citigroup 1733982 52.35 FordM 1705600 16.76

+.97 +1.66 +.34 -.29 +.96 -.38 +.21 +.38 +1.54 -.35


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Organovo InovioPhm AlldNevG VantageDrl CheniereEn NwGold g Rentech NovaGld g AbdAsPac NA Pall g

326639 243574 165962 159658 156000 133590 126862 77162 72559 66676

6.72 1.24 6.88 1.85 30.02 7.03 2.28 2.26 6.07 1.10


+.71 +.01 +1.17 +.04 -.12 +.33 -.03 +.23 -.10 +.03

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Microsoft 3885869 SiriusXM 2569646 Intel 2221415 Dell Inc 1951248 Yahoo 1844912 MicronT 1702584 Cisco 1454178 Facebook 1444782 PwShs QQQ 1425821 eBay 896963

31.40 3.64 23.04 13.14 29.11 13.73 25.82 25.88 74.59 52.19

-4.27 -.08 -.86 -.18 +1.88 +1.04 -.12 -.03 -.71 -4.86


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44.27 +.44 +1.0 +24.6 25.86 +1.49 +6.1 -44.3 100.27 -1.31 -1.3 +13.7 36.64 +.60 +1.7 +15.0 13.73 +1.04 +8.2 +116.6 31.40 -4.27 -12.0 +17.6 27.60 +1.47 +5.6 +44.4 12.06 -.55 -4.4 +41.4 30.99 +.70 +2.3 +24.5 4.02 -.13 -3.1 +1.8 88.36 +.34 +0.4 +30.7 31.86 +.61 +2.0 -4.4 16.35 -1.22 -6.9 -17.0 86.41 +2.09 +2.5 +26.3 13.96 +.91 +7.0 -28.3 29.09 +.28 +1.0 +16.0 74.59 -.71 -0.9 +14.5 81.37 +.42 +0.5 +19.9 3.07 +.15 +5.1 +44.8 10.23 +.23 +2.3 +43.5 3.01 +.21 +7.5 +121.3 169.17 +1.66 +1.0 +18.8 44.38 +.43 +1.0 +7.3 172.86-14.50 -7.7 +12.4 3.64 -.08 -2.2 +26.0 45.56 +.57 +1.3 +6.4 6.07 -.38 -5.9 +9.4 20.73 +.38 +1.9 +26.5 3.24 +.21 +6.9 +32.2 16.49 -1.95 -10.6 -3.9 11.60 +.39 +3.5 +152.2 11.99 +.59 +5.2 +159.5 119.68-10.22 -7.9 +253.4 69.55 +.31 +0.4 +35.0 13.82 +.53 +4.0 -34.1 39.55 +.35 +0.9 -11.2 78.08 +.45 +0.6 +14.4 44.45 +1.82 +4.3 +30.0 6.69 +.21 +3.2 +42.3 29.86 +.31 +1.0 +7.3 9.70 -.12 -1.2 +42.2 29.11 +1.88 +6.9 +46.3

AGRICULTURE FUTURES WkHigh WkLow Settle WkChg CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Sep 14 Dec 14

549.75 518.50 530.25 538 544 539.50 540

532 491 503.25 511.25 517.75 518.75 518

544 500.75 512.75 520.50 526.50 526.25 525.75

CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. -1.50 -8.50 -8.75 -8.50 -9 -8.75 -9

SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Aug 13 Sep 13 Nov 13 Jan 14 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14

1492.75 1344.25 1297 1302 1298.50 1291 1293.25

1419.50 1292.25 1250.25 1255 1254.25 1250.75 1255.50

1490.75 1326 1274 1279.25 1277.75 1272 1274.25

681.50 694 705.50 710.25 709 710.50 726.50

656.50 668.50 679.75 687 685.25 695 704.50

664.50 675.25 685.50 692.50 690.50 698.75 709

Aug 13 Oct 13 Dec 13 Feb 14 Apr 14 Jun 14 Aug 14

122.85 126.92 129.30 130.45 131.50 127.50 127.80

118.97 122.82 124.80 126.15 127.82 123.77 127.00

121.97 126.22 128.72 130.12 131.05 127.15 127.80

+.12 +.15 +.40 +.55 +.35 +.60 +.80

96.47 84.97 82.22 84.35 85.37 89.65 91.55

+1.57 +.77 +.87 +.93 +.52 +.25 -.30

86.18 86.52 86.18 84.52 83.69 82.85 79.06

+1.10 +1.39 +1.10 +.61 +.25 -.40 -.80

HOGS-Lean 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. +61.75 +27.75 +16.75 +17.50 +17.50 +16.25 +14

WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Sep 14 Dec 14

WkHigh WkLow Settle WkChg

Aug 13 Oct 13 Dec 13 Feb 14 Apr 14 May 14 Jun 14

97.12 85.90 82.70 84.65 85.80 89.90 92.35

95.30 82.67 79.82 82.45 84.00 89.07 91.25

COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. -16.50 -18.50 -20 -20.25 -18.75 -15.50 -12.50

Sep 13 Oct 13 Dec 13 Mar 14 May 14 Jul 14 Oct 14

... 86.52 86.39 84.68 83.81 83.00 ...

... 83.55 83.58 82.17 81.50 81.08 ...

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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Total Assets ($Mlns) NAV 167,421 91,753 77,609 71,451 69,284 63,993 61,961 60,903 60,766 58,769 48,944 48,691 48,321 46,404 45,870 45,084

10.84 42.58 155.09 42.60 156.12 90.25 19.71 56.28 40.74 155.10 42.60 41.18 35.49 149.84 2.35 65.10

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Pct Min Init Load Invt

0.0 +4.4 +4.0 +4.4 +4.0 +4.1 +2.4 +2.4 +4.7 +4.0 +4.4 +2.9 +4.1 +4.5 +2.2 +2.6

NL 1,000,000 NL 3,000 NL 5,000,000 NL 10,000 NL 10,000 NL 2,500 5.75 250 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL200,000,000 NL 5,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 2,500 4.25 1,000 NL 50,000

+0.7/B +26.8/B +25.7/C +27.0/B +25.7/C +21.4/C +16.3/B +12.7/B +29.2/A +25.7/C +27.0/B +23.6/C +25.0/D +36.7/A +14.9/A +17.9/B

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TUSCOLA, Ill. — In years past, Brian Moody’s efforts to bring economic development to his small Illinois town focused on modest projects: merging an old hardware store whose owner was retiring with another shop to preserve 30 jobs or pointing artists to a vacant downtown building. Now he has a bigger prospect. Cronus Chemicals wants to build a $1.2 billion plant on a nearby cornfield that would manufacture nitrogen-based fertilizer, a staple of the corn and soybean farms that fill the landscape around Tuscola, a community of 4,500 people about 160 miles south of Chicago. Similar projects are being proposed across the nation, driven by booming demand for corn and newly abundant supplies of natural gas, a major component in fertilizer production. The plants promise thousands of jobs during construction and hundreds of full-time spots once they’re up and running. And most of them would go in small, rural towns where economic development isn’t easy. “It’s equally time-consuming and frustrating,� Moody said, explaining that such promising jobcreating opportunities are rare. The wave of potential expansion comes with concerns. An explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people in the community of West, highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they’re regulated. But in communities like Tuscola, local officials say they’re prepared to han-

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dle those risks. A large chemical plant already stands near the proposed fertilizer site. “The fact is that whether these plants are going to be here or not, we have three major railroads that go right through the middle of this community,� said Steve Hettinger, chief of the Tuscola Fire Department. “Those railroads on a daily basis move all kinds of threats.� Experts say conditions are ripe to bring fertilizer production back to the United States after an exodus to the Caribbean and elsewhere a decade or more ago, when high domestic natural gas prices drove many manufactures away. Since then, new methods of finding natural gas — hydraulic fracturing, which uses high-pressure water and chemicals to break dense layers of rock, and horizontal drilling — have set off energy booms in parts of Pennsylvania, Texas and other states. “It shouldn’t be a surprise that there are a lot of people investing in the fertilizer business right now,� said Pat Westhoff, an agricultural economist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Like Tuscola, most of the sites being considered are already home to other chemical facilities, which were drawn by the same rail lines and other industrial infrastructure that are attractive to the fertilizer industry. Over the past two years, the trade publication Argus FMB North American Fertilizer has tracked about 20 proposed fertilizer projects in the United States and Canada, said Lauren Williamson, an Argus editor. Potential new plant locations include Indiana, Iowa, Il-

linois and North Dakota. Existing factories in Iowa, Louisiana and Oklahoma could be expanded. Fertilizer is big business, especially in agricultural regions where farmers rely on nitrogen-based products. Profits for publicly traded fertilizer producers have averaged 20 percent or more over the last decade, according to Gary Schnitkey, an agricultural economist at the University of Illinois, about 25 miles north of Tuscola. The plant proposed by Cronus Chemical promises about 2,000 shortterm construction jobs and 150 permanent positions. That would make it the second- or third-largest local employer. Agriculture is Tuscola’s No. 1 industry, and the high profits of the past few years for corn and soybean farming have helped keep unemployment relatively low — just above 6 percent, well below the statewide rate that exceeds 9 percent. Behind agriculture, tourism is a steady No. 2 industry. The town is built on the edge of Illinois’ Amish country, drawing day-tripping tourists who flock to a homemade candy store and soda fountain. But growth, as Moody said, doesn’t come easily to small towns. So they compete. Cronus has also found a site in Mitchell County, Iowa, and is seeking incentives from each state as it weighs options. In Illinois, lawmakers passed legislation that includes tax breaks for the newly formed company. Since the Texas explosion, questions about the kinds of fertilizer the new plants would make and the chemicals that are used have become more

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important. The volatile chemical ammonium nitrate fueled the disaster in Texas, and few of the new plants would use it. But many, including the Cronus plant, would use other potentially dangerous chemicals, like anhydrous ammonia, which can be used as a fertilizer on its own or serve as a component in other forms of fertilizer, like urea. “People should learn from the incident at West,� said Daniel Horowitz, managing director of the Chemical Safety Board, a federal agency investigating the Texas explosion. He believes rules need to be reviewed to prevent accidents. Anhydrous ammonia is ubiquitous in farm country. It is flammable or explosive only in extreme circumstances, but an accidental leak could release a toxic chemical cloud that can drift for miles. “You don’t want to breathe it. It’ll burn your lungs,� Hettinger said. Government oversight of such chemicals varies greatly from state to state. In Illinois, the roughly 800 anhydrous storage sites are inspected annually. The six largest have few, if any, problems, said Jerry Kirbach of the state Agriculture Department’s Bureau of Agricultural Products Inspection. California requires plants be inspected once every three years. However, in many states, including Texas, fertilizer plants are considered small polluters, and cash-strapped state environmental agencies conduct inspections only when a complaint is lodged. Larry Robb is the emergency manager in Posey County in southern Indiana, where a firm owned in part by large Pakistani company, the Fatima Group, has proposed a $1.3 billion plant that’s run into hurdles. The state put an offer of incentives on hold over concerns that Fatima’s overseas products wind up in explosives in Afghanistan. Since then, local officials have stepped in to help with financing.



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It was an oft-invoked image on last year’s campaign trail: The typical American couple, sitting around the kitchen table making a budget to ensure their bills were paid and spending hadn’t gotten out of control. Candidates of both parties decried the federal government for failing to complete this most basic of financial tasks, citing a growing national debt and wide deficit as evidence of fiscal irresponsibility. Turns out, most Americans don’t do it either. A poll from Gallup shows that 32 percent of Americans put together a budget each month to track income and expenditures, and just 30 percent have a long-term financial plan laying out savings and investment goals. Those with higher incomes or college degrees were a bit more likely to say they regularly put together a budget, though less than half in those groups said they keep close tabs on their financial life. Gallup’s finding may not reflect a new trend in Americans’ financial behavior. A 1951 Gallup survey showed that only 40 percent of Americans said they had “a budget for household expenses.�

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Dust-up over vacuum clouds friendship between neighbors DEAR ABBY: Am I being selfish? My next-door neighbor (who is a friend) knew we had bought an expensive vacuum cleaner last year. She asked if she could try it out on her carpet and I agreed, thinking it would be a one-time favor. I should add that she watches our house and our cat when we’re traveling, and we do likewise for her. She recently asked if she could borrow it again, and I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t want to let her, so I made an excuse that I needed to buy more vacuum bags. I suspect that she “borrowed” it again without my permission two months ago while we were away because the cord wasn’t like I had left it. How can I tactfully handle this situation? She’s on a tight budget and can’t afford to buy this particular vacuum herself. — AM I SELFISH? DEAR AM I SELFISH?: Rather than label you selfish, I’d prefer to call you “stuck.” You allowed your friend to use the vacuum once and have given her free run of your home in your absence. Because she has used the vacuum again without your permission, she is likely to do it again. If you’re afraid of the “ick” factor of having “her” dust in your house, you’ll have to tell her plainly that you don’t want her to use the vacuum and probably

find another house sitter. Or, knowing she’s short of money, you might let her use the vacuum but Abigail suggest that she Van Buren when uses one of your bags Dear Abby she buy some of her own and replace the one she used with a fresh one. DEAR ABBY: I am a 19-yearold woman who recently got over a bout of compulsive hair-pulling that left the top of my head bald. The hair hasn’t completely grown back yet, so I refuse to go anywhere without a hat. When I’m out in public, people often tell me it’s rude to wear a hat indoors. While I understand this, my hair is a sensitive subject that reduces me to tears. What can I say to people when they continue to badger me? — COVERED UP IN GEORGIA DEAR COVERED UP: Point out that it is even more rude to criticize someone’s attire when the person may have a legitimate reason for dressing that way. You should also talk with a hairstylist about buying an inexpensive hairpiece to wear until your hair grows back. That may curtail some of the unsolicited

comments you’re receiving. DEAR ABBY: My mother refuses to get a cellphone. I know she isn’t afraid of technology (she has a tablet and an e-reader). Her explanation for how to handle an emergency is: “We will handle it like we did before there were cellphones.” I had to remind her of the limited availability of pay phones or courtesy phones nowadays. Abby, it bothers me that she chooses not to have one. I find it hurtful that an easy way to handle family emergencies is being ignored. It’s a simple solution. A prepaid cellphone with a big-numbered keyboard would be a good way for us to be on the same page. Any advice? — OUT OF TOUCH IN GLENS FALLS, N.Y. DEAR OUT OF TOUCH: Yes. Stop nagging your mother because it’s not working. Experience is the most effective teacher. Your mother will not appreciate what a blessing a cellphone can be until she learns the hard way what it’s like to need one and not have one. This may seem negative, but it’s the truth. (Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.)

Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19). Instead of pining over what you might have been able to do had you had the means, take advantage of the many offerings available. Free public happenings are lucky for you now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The special project on deck feels like something out of your school days, with reports, displays and even accompanying food items. You’ll have fun with this one as long as you don’t wait until the last minute. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It takes a special kind of strength and restraint to look for the humor in the situation. You possess this sort of grace and will make yourself and others laugh. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll do some fine-tuning of your image. Attention to the details brings social success, not because it makes such a big change in the way people see you, but because it makes you feel more confident. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You

have a nice way of putting things. For instance, your tact may lead you to label a scene “visually eclectic” instead of “a crazy mess.” Because you’re so positive, you’ll think of solutions that wouldn’t dawn on others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Spontaneous acts give life meaning. That’s when you feel the most like you, when you’re doing what nobody expected. When they tilt their heads questioningly, you know you’ve caused the whole world to shift because you are in it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Thinking of the future gives you pleasure. You’ve turned the exercise into a kind of escape fantasy, but that’s not to say this future reality of your dreams isn’t possible. Just don’t forget to act and make it real. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Relationships have a lot to teach you, though some of the lessons won’t be obvious to you for many years. That’s why it will help you to write down some of the details

about what’s going on in your personal life these days. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People who’ve had accidents or near misses often describe themselves as “lucky to be alive.” You don’t need the contrast, though. Today you just naturally have that uplifting feeling that life is good. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Keep your eyes on what’s ahead of you. You won’t turn into a pillar of salt if you look backward, but you might become frozen in other ways. When moving, it’s best to look where you’re going, not where you’ve been. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Transformations do happen, but they only stick when they are self-motivated and selfcreated. So don’t try to change another person. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re very clever in your ability to consider everyone’s wishes and come up with a solution that will suit all. You’ll have to sell it, though.

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Shorts Hunter’s Education Class Oakland Baptist Church will host a Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Hunter’s Education class on Saturday, August 3. The class is for anyone 10 years of age and older. This 10-hour course begins at 8:00 am with an hour break for attendees to eat lunch at a place of their choice. This class is free but you must pre-register by calling Oakland Baptist Church at 287-3118.

Volleyball Camp A junior high volleyball camp will run from July 29 to August 2 at the Selmer Civic Center in Selmer, TN. The camp is open to kids in grades five through eight, with a small fee required to participate. The camp is hosted by Vicki Weirich of Ms. Vicki Volleyball, and Tiffeny Winebrenner of Philander Smith University Volleyball. For more information call (731) 610-7170. Ask for Vicki.

Travel Team Tryout The Northeast Mississippi Tribe baseball team will host tryouts on July 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corinth Sportsplex. The team is open to boys age 13 and under. For more information contact Daniel Cooper at (662) 415-4769.

Wiffle Ball Tournament The Backyard Bash Wiffle Ball tournament will run from July 26 through July 28 at Little Essary’s Field. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, with a fee of $10 per play. No team with less than four players, or more than five players, will be allowed in the tournament. The tournament is open to any age group and teams made up of male, female, or co-ed players. Concessions wil be avaliable for all three days, and games will be limited to seven innings or one hour. Registration deadline is July 21. For more information, or to register for the tournament, contact Keith Essary at (662) 6033505, or

UNA Baseball Camp The University of North Alabama will be hosting a one day instructional showcase camp from boys in grades 9 through 12 on July 23. Cost of camp is $120 without lunch and $130 with lunch, and camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the 23rd at Mike Lane Field. For more information on the camp, visit or email Mike Keehn at mjkeehn@una. edu.

Sportsplex Soccer The Corinth Sportsplex will hold sign ups for Fall soccer from July 22 to August 16. Fees for the league are $10 per child for members and $45 per child for non-members. A $20 late fee will be added for anyone who registers after August 16. Tryouts will be held August 17 at 9 a.m. for ages 4-5, 10 a.m. for ages 6-7, 11 a.m. for ages 8-9. 12 p.m. for ages 10-12, and 1 p.m. for ages 13-15. Tryouts are for boys and girls, with an age cut off of Sept 1, 2013.

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BMC joins Southern States Conference Special to the Daily Corinthian

BLUE MOUNTAIN — Seizing on the opportunity to be part of the best small-college conference in the nation, Blue Mountain College is now a member of the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference. BMC, along with Bethel University and Martin Methodist College, joined the 16-member SSAC – a league that includes Mississippi schools Belhaven University in Jackson and William Carey University in Hattiesburg. BMC, as well as Bethel and Martin Methodist, was a longtime member of the TranSouth Athletic Conference, which dissolved at the end of the 2013 spring sports

ACHS Volleyball Tryouts Alcorn Central High School will host tryouts for the volleyball team July 22 and 23 inside the high school gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. each day. Girls entering grades seven through twelve are eligible for the team. Participants are expected to wear tennis shoes and shorts for the tryout. For more information call (662) 287-5310.

Mini Dance Camp The Corinth High School Dance Team will be hosting a dance camp on July 25 and 26 at Corinth Elementary School. The camp will run from 12:30 to 3:30 both days, with a cost of $25 per camper. For more information call (662) 415-2008.

Cheerleader Camp The Corinth High School Cheerleaders will sponsor a cheerleader camp for children entering kindergarten through grade six. Camp will run July 22-24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Corinth Elementary school. Registration for camp will be held at 12 p.m. July 22 at CES.

season. “When we realized the TranSouth would dissolve, we immediately began to look at the various conferences,” said Lavon Driskell, BMC athletics director. “The SSAC gave us what we were looking for in a conference. The SSAC has been rated as the top conference in the NAIA and we want

to be a part of the best. “We are leaving a lot of good friends in the dissolving of the TranSouth, but the members of the SSAC have made us feel welcome and we look forward to the friendships that will be made in our new conference. “Mike Hall, commissioner of the SSAC, has a great vision for the conference and we are excited to be a part of that growth. It’s certainly not going to be easy; there are some really fine programs in the SSAC and I think this will be a great opportunity for us at BMC to take our programs to the next level.” The members of the SSAC are: Mississippi: Belhaven

University in Jackson; Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain; and William Carey University in Hattiesburg. Alabama: Auburn University Montgomery; Faulkner University in Montgomery; University of Mobile: and Spring Hill College in Mobile. Georgia: Brenau University in Gainesville; BrewtonParker College in Mt. Vernon; College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick; Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs; and Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. Louisiana: Loyola University in New Orleans. Tennessee: Bethel University in McKenzie; Martin Methodist College in Pulaski.

Northeast Mississippi releases schedule Special to the Daily Corinthian

BOONEVILLE — Northeast Mississippi Community College’s 2013 football schedule has been announced and the Tigers will open up on the road in Wesson with the defending 2012 MACJC State Champions Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Head Coach Ricky Smither enters into his sixth year at the helm for the Tigers and will look to improve off the 3-6 overall record that Northeast finished with in 2012. Smither and company will look to improve this year’s record starting on the road against the Wolves on Thursday, August 29, with a start time set for 7 p.m. In week two, the Tigers will host Jones Junior College on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. followed by another home game in week three with Holmes Community College on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. Northeast will travel to Senatobia to face Northwest Community College in week four on September 19 at 6:30 p.m. before coming back to Booneville to welcome the Bulldogs of Mississippi Gulf Coast on September 26 at 6:30 p.m. The second half of the season will get underway on a Saturday, October 5 with the Tigers hosting Coahoma Community College for Homecoming 2013. Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. The Tigers will then hit the road to head to East Mississippi on Thursday, October 10 in Scooba and for Fulton on Thursday, October 17 against Itawamba Community College. Both games are set for 7 p.m.

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Head Coach Ricky Smither enters into his sixth year at the helm for the Tigers. Last but not least, on October 24 the Tigers will play Mississippi Delta Community College at Tiger Stadium on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the 2013 Tiger football pro-

gram please check out our athletic website at www., click on Men’s Sports, then Football. Aug. 29 @Copiah Lincoln, 7 Sept. 5 Jones County, 6:30

Sept. 12 Holmes, 6:30 Sept. 19 @Northwest, 6:30 Sept. 26 Gulf Coast, 6:30 Oct. 5 Coahoma (HC), 3 Oct. 10 @East Miss., 7 Oct. 17 @ICC, 7 Oct. 24 Miss. Delta, 6:30

SEC’s new coaches encounter pressure, expectations Associated Press

The Corinth Sportsplex will hold sign ups for the Special Needs Baseball and Softball league from July 23 to August 13. All interested in participating should attend an interest meeting in the Sportsplex soccer gym on August 13 at 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

HOOVER, Ala. — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn spent part of his first turn at Southeastern Conference media days calling concerns about the hurry-up offense causing more injuries “a joke.” A few hours later, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema delivered a rebuttal. He’s not a comedian, he said. He just wants “normal American football.” Welcome to the SEC, fellas. You’ll fit in just fine. The coaching churn was heavy in the SEC during the offseason and now four new faces make their debut this

fall. Bielema, Malzahn, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops and Tennessee’s Butch Jones inherit vastly different circumstances at their respective schools and have different styles, but all will be judged by the same stark standard: wins and losses in the cutthroat conference. Jones, who came to Tennessee after a successful stint at Cincinnati, said he’s asked constantly about the transition to a conference that’s won the past seven BCS national titles. “The best analogy I can give you is every day in the SEC

is like fourth-and-one for the national championship,” Jones said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s practice, recruiting or game time, which I’ll experience soon ... The competitive structure of this football conference, the difference between winning and losing is very slim.” And the margin for patience might be even slimmer. The SEC is the land of big egos, big stadiums and even bigger football budgets, and the four coaches — who have agreed to contracts worth about a combined $60 million — have quickly tried to

mark their territory. The Bielema vs. Malzahn dustup was a good example. Those two teams will meet on Nov. 2. It’s certainly possible to have quick success in the SEC and, in fact, it’s demanded. Mississippi’s Hugh Freeze, Florida’s Will Muschamp, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin have vastly improved their programs despite being on the job for three years or less. Bielema, 43, might be the Please see SEC | 11A

Westwood gets another shot at winning a major title Associated Press

GULLANE, Scotland — Lee Westwood has contended enough in the majors that he can identify important moments, even if he could barely see his ball. He had a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods, standing in grass up to his knees in the dunes left of the par-3 16th hole. It was one of the few bad shots Westwood hit Saturday at Muirfield, and by far his worst predicament. Westwood slashed at the ball and

it didn’t reach the green. He used a putter to belt his next shot up the hill to 12 feet. What followed was a finish that allowed him to believe he was closer than ever to ending his 20-year pursuit of a major. Westwood poured in the putt to salvage bogey. He picked up two shots on Woods with a birdie on the next hole. He closed with a solid par, giving him a twoshot lead going into the final round, and most significant

Sunday of his career. “That was probably the biggest momentum thing I did all day — walk off there with a bogey,” Westwood said. “That’s what’s been missing, making those putts. And back it up with a birdie at the next. Those are the sort of things you need to do.” Had he made putts like that, Westwood might not have missed the playoff at the U.S. that Woods won in 2008 at Torrey Pines. Or the playoff at Turnberry in 2009. He

might even have been able to hold off Phil Mickelson at the Masters in 2010. Westwood is widely considered the best player of his generation without a major. Maybe that’s about to change. The 40-year-old from England passed one big test when he outplayed Woods on another tough day at Muirfield for a 1-under 70 and grabbed a two-shot lead over Woods and Hunter Mahan, the only Please see GOLF | 11A


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Baseball N.L. standings, schedule


SEC’s most intriguing hire. The Razorbacks pried him away from Wisconsin after a successful seven-year run with the Badgers. In some ways, it was a strange move. The square-jawed, wideshouldered Midwestern man is almost the antithesis of the SEC and seemed a perfect fit for the Big Ten. His power offense is almost a complete 180 from former coach Bobby Petrino’s air-it-out philosophy and he has virtually no experience recruiting in the areas that are normally fertile for the Razorbacks, like Texas and Oklahoma. But as his passionate display at media days showed, Bielema will not be intimidated. “This team has all the ingredients as a head coach that can make teams win,” Bielema said. “I haven’t been through an SEC schedule, through the stadiums, I haven’t been through an away game schedule quite like the one we face. I do know this: We have a team that’s very hungry, a group of coaches that are very gifted, we have a staff that is very talented and a lot of years to back that up.” While Bielema is decidedly old school, Malzahn represents what’s new in college football. The 47-year-old has had a quick rise through the coaching ranks, achieving stardom when he helped develop an offense at Auburn that utilized quarterback Cam Newton and led the Tigers to a national title in 2010. His hurry-up, no-huddle approach is getting popular in the SEC — Freeze and Sumlin are also devoted disciples. And Malzahn plans on winning quickly at a place not known for patience. The previous coach, Gene Chizik, was fired just two years after winning that 2010 national championship. “I think when you take a head job, you know exactly what you’re getting into,” Malzahn said. “You’ve got to be prepared. You have to have a plan. The bottom line is you have to be successful. I think all coaches — especially in this league — understand that.” The 45-year-old Jones takes over a proud Tennessee program that’s fallen on hard times over the past five seasons. Jones’ main task has been providing some stability. The Volunteers have had four different coaches over the past six seasons. Tennessee desperately needs to win some football games — and not simply because of pride. The athletic department has had money problems of late, which the school attributes to three consecutive losing seasons.

East Division W L Atlanta 55 42 Philadelphia 49 49 Washington 48 48 New York 42 51 Miami 35 60 Central Division W L St. Louis 58 36 Pittsburgh 56 39 Cincinnati 55 42 Chicago 43 51 Milwaukee 40 56 West Division W L Arizona 50 46 Los Angeles 48 47 Colorado 46 51 San Francisco 44 51 San Diego 42 55 –––

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Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2 Philadelphia 13, N.Y. Mets 8 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Milwaukee 2, Miami 0 St. Louis 9, San Diego 6 Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1 San Francisco 2, Arizona 0 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4 Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, (n) Milwaukee 6, Miami 0 San Diego at St. Louis Chicago Cubs at Colorado Arizona at San Francisco Today’s Games Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 10-3) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 7-2), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 8-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-8), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6) at Washington (Zimmermann 12-4), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 9-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 0-1) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-9), 1:10 p.m. San Diego (Stults 8-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 12-5), 1:15 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 1-3) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-5), 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-10) at Colorado (Chatwood 5-3), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

A.L. standings, schedule East Division W L Pct GB 59 40 .596 — 57 41 .582 1½ 54 43 .557 4 52 45 .536 6 45 51 .469 12½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 52 44 .542 — Cleveland 51 46 .526 1½ Kansas City 45 49 .479 6 Minnesota 41 53 .436 10 Chicago 38 56 .404 13 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 56 40 .583 — Texas 54 42 .563 2 Los Angeles 45 49 .479 10 Seattle 45 52 .464 11½ Houston 33 63 .344 23 ––– Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 5 Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Baltimore 3, Texas 1 Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 1, Detroit 0 Seattle 10, Houston 7 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 1 Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 10, Atlanta 6 N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 2 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 6, Detroit 5 Seattle 4, Houston 2 Baltimore at Texas, (n) Oakland at L.A. Angels, (n0 Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Archer 4-3) at Toronto (Dickey 8-10), 12:07 p.m. Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

Atlanta (Minor 9-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-2), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 10-7) at Minnesota (Diamond 5-8), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 7-5) at Kansas City (Shields 4-6), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-4) at Houston (Lyles 4-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 12-3) at L.A. Angels (Williams 5-5), 2:35 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 11-3) at Texas (M.Perez 3-2), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-8) at Boston (Dempster 5-8), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

Major League leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING–YMolina, St. Louis, .340; Craig, St. Louis, .334; Cuddyer, Colorado, .329; Segura, Milwaukee, .326; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .326; Posey, San Francisco, .324; Votto, Cincinnati, .319. RUNS–MCarpenter, St. Louis, 73; Choo, Cincinnati, 68; CGonzalez, Colorado, 68; Votto, Cincinnati, 68; Holliday, St. Louis, 64; JUpton, Atlanta, 61; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 60; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 60. RBI–Phillips, Cincinnati, 78; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 77; Craig, St. Louis, 74; DBrown, Philadelphia, 69; Bruce, Cincinnati, 66; FFreeman, Atlanta, 64; CGonzalez, Colorado, 64. HITS–Segura, Milwaukee, 124; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 118; Craig, St. Louis, 118; Votto, Cincinnati, 114; YMolina, St. Louis, 111; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 110; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 109; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 109. DOUBLES–MCarpenter, St. Louis, 30; Bruce, Cincinnati, 28; YMolina, St. Louis, 28; Posey, San Francisco, 28; Rizzo, Chicago, 28; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 27; GParra, Arizona, 26. TRIPLES–CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 8; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 5; DWright, New York, 5. HOME RUNS–CGonzalez, Colorado, 25; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 24; DBrown, Philadelphia, 24; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 19; Uggla, Atlanta, 19. STOLEN BASES–ECabrera, San Diego, 34; Segura, Milwaukee, 29; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 28; Revere, Philadelphia, 22; CGomez, Milwaukee, 21; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; Pierre, Miami, 18; EYoung, New York, 18. PITCHING–Zimmermann, Washington, 12-4; Wainwright, St. Louis, 12-5; Corbin, Arizona, 11-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; ClLee, Philadelphia, 10-3; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-5; 10 tied at 9. ERA–Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.98; Locke, Pittsburgh, 2.15; Harvey, New York, 2.35; Corbin, Arizona, 2.35; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.45; Zimmermann, Washington, 2.58; Fernandez, Miami, 2.75. STRIKEOUTS–Harvey, New York, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 139; Samardzija, Chicago, 134; Latos, Cincinnati, 132; Wainwright, St. Louis, 130; ClLee, Philadelphia, 125; Lincecum, San Francisco, 125. SAVES–Grilli, Pittsburgh, 29; Mujica, St. Louis, 27; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 27; RSoriano, Washington, 25; Chapman, Cincinnati, 23; Romo, San Francisco, 22; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 20. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING–MiCabrera, Detroit, .360; Mauer, Minnesota, .323; DOrtiz, Boston, .322; Trout, Los Angeles, .322; Loney, Tampa Bay, .315; Pedroia, Boston, .313; ABeltre, Texas, .312. RUNS–MiCabrera, Detroit, 74; CDavis, Baltimore, 70; AJones, Baltimore, 67; Trout, Los Angeles, 66; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 65; Bautista, Toronto, 63; Encarnacion, Toronto, 61. RBI–MiCabrera, Detroit, 95; CDavis, Baltimore, 93; Encarnacion, Toronto, 74; Fielder, Detroit, 70; NCruz, Texas, 69; Cano, New York, 67; AJones, Baltimore, 67. HITS–MiCabrera, Detroit, 133; Machado, Baltimore, 129; Pedroia, Boston, 120; Trout, Los Angeles, 120; ABeltre, Texas, 118; AJones, Baltimore, 118; Ellsbury, Boston, 117. DOUBLES–Machado, Baltimore, 39; Mauer, Minnesota, 31; Trout, Los Angeles, 29; CDavis, Baltimore, 27; JCastro, Houston, 26; Pedroia, Boston, 25; JhPeralta, Detroit, 25; AlRamirez, Chicago, 25.

TRIPLES–Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4. HOME RUNS–CDavis, Baltimore, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Encarnacion, Toronto, 26; ADunn, Chicago, 24; Ibanez, Seattle, 24; Bautista, Toronto, 22; NCruz, Texas, 22. STOLEN BASES–Ellsbury, Boston, 36; RDavis, Toronto, 24; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; Altuve, Houston, 21; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; AlRamirez, Chicago, 20. PITCHING–Scherzer, Detroit, 13-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 13-3; Colon, Oakland, 12-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 11-3; FHernandez, Seattle, 10-4; Verlander, Detroit, 10-7; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-7. ERA–FHernandez, Seattle, 2.53; Kuroda, New York, 2.65; Colon, Oakland, 2.70; Sale, Chicago, 2.85; AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.85; Lackey, Boston, 2.95; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.99. STRIKEOUTS–Darvish, Texas, 157; Scherzer, Detroit, 152; FHernandez, Seattle, 140; Masterson, Cleveland, 137; Sale, Chicago, 131; Verlander, Detroit, 128; DHolland, Texas, 127. SAVES–JiJohnson, Baltimore, 34; MRivera, New York, 31; Nathan, Texas, 30; Balfour, Oakland, 25; GHolland, Kansas City, 24; AReed, Chicago, 24; Perkins, Minnesota, 23; Frieri, Los Angeles, 23; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 23.

Cycling Tour de France ANNECY, France (AP) — Results Saturday from the 125-kilometer (78-mile) Stage 20 from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz of the Tour de France: 1. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas, Colombia, Movistar Team, 3 hours, 39 minutes, 4 seconds. 2. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver, Spain, Katusha Team, 0:18 behind. 3. Christopher Froome, England, Sky Pro Cycling, 0:29. 4. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, 1:42. 5. Richie Porte, Australia, Sky Pro Cycling, 2:17. 6. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin - Sharp, 2:27. 7. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 2:28. 8. John Gadret, France, AG2R-La Mondiale, 2:48. 9. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 2:55. 10. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 2:55. ––– Overall Standings 1. Christopher Froome, England, Sky Pro Cycling, 80 hours, 49 minutes, 33 seconds. 2. Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas, Colombia, Movistar Team, 5:03 behind. 3. Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver, Spain, Katusha Team, 5:47. 4. Alberto Contador, Spain, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 7:10. 5. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Team Saxo-Tinkoff, 8:10. 6. Bauke Mollema, Netherlands, Belkin Pro Cycling, 12:25. 7. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Astana Pro Team, 13:00. 8. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, 16:09. 9. Daniel Navarro, Spain, Cofidis, Solutions Credits, 16:35. 10. Andrew Talansky, United States, Garmin - Sharp, 18:22.

Golf British Open scores Satuday at Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland. Purse: $7.8 million. Yardage: 7,192; Par: 71 Third Round Lee Westwood 72-68-70—210 -3 Hunter Mahan 72-72-68—212 -1 Tiger Woods 69-71-72—212 -1 Adam Scott 71-72-70—213 E Ryan Moore 72-70-72—214 +1 Angel Cabrera 69-72-73—214 +1 Zach Johnson 66-75-73—214 +1 Henrik Stenson 70-70-74—214 +1 Phil Mickelson 69-74-72—215 +2 F. Molinari 69-74-72—215 +2 Sergio Garcia 75-73-68—216 +3 Brandt Snedeker68-79-69—216 +3 Jamie Donaldson74-71-71—216 +3 Hideki Matsuyama71-73-72—216 +3 Jason Day 73-71-72—216 +3 Dustin Johnson 68-72-76—216 +3 M. Angel Jimenez68-71-77—216 +3 R. Cabrera-Bello 67-74-76—217 +4 Richard Sterne 75-75-68—218 +5 Ernie Els 74-74-70—218 +5 Martin Kaymer 72-74-72—218 +5 Johnson Wagner 73-72-73—218 +5

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Justin Leonard 74-70-74—218 +5 Ian Poulter 72-71-75—218 +5 Shingo Katayama73-77-69—219 +6 Keegan Bradley 75-74-70—219 +6 Thomas Bjorn 73-74-72—219 +6 Matt Kuchar 74-73-72—219 +6 Danny Willett 75-72-72—219 +6 Graeme McDowell75-71-73—219 +6 Charl Schwartzel75-68-76—219 +6 Darren Clarke 72-71-76—219 +6 Jordan Spieth 69-74-76—219 +6 Carl Pettersson 74-76-70—220 +7 Todd Hamilton 69-81-70—220 +7 Paul Lawrie 81-69-70—220 +7 Bud Cauley 74-75-71—220 +7 Steven Tiley 72-75-73—220 +7 Ken Duke 70-77-73—220 +7 Gregory Bourdy 76-70-74—220 +7 Bernd Wiesberger71-74-75—220 +7 Harris English 74-71-75—220 +7 Tom Lehman 68-77-75—220 +7 Bubba Watson 70-73-77—220 +7 Webb Simpson 73-70-77—220 +7 K.J. Choi 76-74-71—221 +8 Thongchai Jaidee79-71-71—221 +8 Boo Weekley 74-76-71—221 +8 Y.E. Yang 78-70-73—221 +8 E. de la Riva 73-73-75—221 +8 Mark Brown 77-73-72—222 +9 Geoff Ogilvy 75-75-72—222 +9 Richie Ramsay 76-74-72—222 +9 ernandez-Castano70-79-73—222 +9 Fred Couples 75-74-73—222 +9 a-M. Fitzpatrick 73-76-73—222 +9 George Coetzee 76-71-75—222 +9 Freddie Jacobson72-75-75—222 +9 Stephen Gallacher76-70-76—222 +9 Branden Grace 74-71-77—222 +9 Mark O’Meara 67-78-77—222 +9 Martin Laird 70-71-81—222 +9 Jonas Blixt 72-78-73—223 +10 Peter Senior 74-76-73—223 +10 Shane Lowry 74-74-75—223 +10 Stewart Cink 72-75-76—223 +10 Marcus Fraser 73-74-76—223 +10 Gareth Wright 71-78-75—224 +11 a-Jimmy Mullen 71-78-75—224 +11 Josh Teater 72-77-75—224 +11 Russell Henley 78-71-75—224 +11 Tim Clark 72-76-76—224 +11 Graham DeLaet 76-72-76—224 +11 Chris Wood 75-75-75—225 +12 Jason Dufner 72-77-76—225 +12 Oliver Fisher 70-78-77—225 +12 P. Harrington 73-75-77—225 +12 Ben Curtis 74-71-80—225 +12 Mikko Ilonen 72-78-76—226 +13 K.T. Kim 73-76-77—226 +13 Bo Van Pelt 76-73-77—226 +13 Kevin Streelman 74-71-82—227 +14 Sandy Lyle 76-72-80—228 +15 Shiv Kapur 68-77-83—228 +15

LPGA-Marathon Classic scores Saturday at Highland Meadows Golf Club, Sylvania, Ohio. Purse: $1.3 million. Yardage: 6,512; Par: 71 (34-37) Third Round a-amateur Paula Creamer 66-68-67—201 -12 Beatriz Recari 69-65-67—201 -12 Lexi Thompson 66-71-67—204 -9 Chie Arimura 69-67-68—204 -9 Jacqui Concolino67-68-69—204 -9 Chella Choi 68-71-66—205 -8 Jennifer Johnson73-66-66—205 -8 J. Ewart Shadoff 69-68-68—205 -8 Hee Young Park 71-68-67—206 -7 Mo Martin 68-70-68—206 -7 Angela Stanford 71-72-64—207 -6 Eun-Hee Ji 68-72-67—207 -6 Morgan Pressel 68-72-67—207 -6 D. Claire Schreefel69-71-67—207 -6 H. Bowie Young 70-69-68—207 -6 Gerina Piller 67-72-68—207 -6 So Yeon Ryu 68-69-70—207 -6 a-Lydia Ko 69-67-71—207 -6 Alison Walshe 65-69-73—207 -6 Brittany Lang 68-72-68—208 -5 Ayako Uehara 68-72-68—208 -5 Cindy LaCrosse 71-68-69—208 -5 Danah Bordner 73-70-66—209 -4 Brooke Pancake 71-72-66—209 -4 I.K. Kim 70-69-70—209 -4 Haeji Kang 67-71-71—209 -4 Amy Yang 69-69-71—209 -4 Inbee Park 67-69-73—209 -4 Se Ri Pak 69-74-67—210 -3 Amelia Lewis 74-68-68—210 -3 Mariajo Uribe 71-70-69—210 -3 Candie Kung 71-69-70—210 -3 Sun Young Yoo 71-73-67—211 -2 Stacy Lewis 70-72-69—211 -2 Jessica Shepley 66-76-69—211 -2 Sandra Changkija69-72-70—211 -2 Katie Futcher 69-72-70—211 -2 Natalie Gulbis 68-73-70—211 -2 Ji Young Oh 70-71-70—211 -2 K, Hull-Kirk 73-67-71—211 -2 Paige Mackenzie74-70-68—212 -1 K. McPherson 73-71-68—212 -1 Na Yeon Choi 72-71-69—212 -1 Jane Rah 74-69-69—212 -1 Vicky Hurst 71-71-70—212 -1 Moira Dunn 73-67-72—212 -1 Mika Miyazato 70-70-72—212 -1 Irene Cho 70-74-69—213 E Jennie Lee 72-72-69—213 E Meena Lee 70-73-70—213 E Lizette Salas 70-73-70—213 E Sarah Jane Smith72-71-70—213 E

Nicole Jeray 72-70-71—213 Wendy Ward 69-73-71—213 Michelle Wie 74-67-72—213 Karine Icher 67-71-75—213 Prammanasudh 70-73-71—214 Momoko Ueda 71-71-72—214 Ryann O’Toole 68-72-74—214 Laura Davies 72-72-71—215 Lisa Ferrero 72-72-71—215 Kelly Jacques 73-70-72—215 M-A Leblanc 70-72-73—215 Ilhee Lee 70-72-73—215 Katie M. Burnett 72-69-74—215 Inhong Lim 73-68-74—215 Jin Young Pak 69-74-73—216 R. Lee-Bentham 69-73-74—216 Jennifer Rosales 72-70-74—216 Paola Moreno 73-71-73—217 Becky Morgan 71-71-75—217 Jenny Shin 73-70-75—218

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Pro Basketball WNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Chicago 12 4 .750 Atlanta 10 4 .714 Washington 8 8 .500 Indiana 6 8 .429 New York 6 10 .375 Connecticut 4 11 .267 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 12 3 .800 Los Angeles 11 5 .688 Phoenix 9 7 .563 Seattle 6 9 .400 San Antonio 5 12 .294 Tulsa 5 13 .278 Friday’s Games Indiana 77, Washington 70 Minnesota 87, San Antonio 71 Tulsa 64, Connecticut 58 Saturday’s Games Chicago 80, New York 69 San Antonio 60, Connecticut 52 Los Angeles at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Washington, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Tulsa, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 5 p.m.

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Soccer MLS standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting Kansas City 9 5 6 33 29 19 Montreal 9 5 5 32 31 29 New York 9 7 5 32 29 24 Philadelphia 8 6 6 30 32 30 Houston 8 6 5 29 22 19 New England 7 7 6 27 25 18 Columbus 6 9 5 23 23 25 Chicago 6 9 3 21 20 28 Toronto FC 2 10 8 14 17 28 D.C. 2 13 4 10 8 29 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 11 5 4 37 32 18 Portland 8 2 9 33 30 18 Vancouver 9 5 5 32 32 26 FC Dallas 8 5 8 32 27 27 Colorado 8 7 7 31 26 24 Los Angeles 9 8 3 30 30 24 Seattle 7 7 4 25 22 21 San Jose 6 9 6 24 21 32 Chivas USA 4 11 5 17 18 35 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Toronto FC 0, New York 0, tie Seattle FC 1, Colorado 1, tie Montreal 0, FC Dallas 0, tie New England 2, Columbus 0 Portland at Philadelphia, (n) D.C. United at Chicago, (n) Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake, (n) Vancouver at Los Angeles, (n)

Transactions Saturday’s deals BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX–Activated SS Stephen Drew from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Brock Holt to Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES–Placed OF Zoilo Almonte on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Melky Mesa and OF Thomas Neal from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated INF Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. National League ST. LOUIS CARDINALS–Placed OF Matt Holliday on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 12. Purchased the contract of 1B-OF Brock Peterson from Memphis (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL–Suspended New York Giants S Will Hill four games for violating the league’s substance of abuse policy. MIAMI DOLPHINS–Signed DE Dion Jordan to a multiyear contract.


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Young cancer patient touched community BY BRANT SAPPINGTON bsappington@dailycorinthian. com

BOONEVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A community gathered last week to honor the memory of a little girl whose enormous faith left a lasting legacy of hope. Funeral services for Amber Elizabeth Grace Peeks were held Thursday in the gym at Booneville High School where she once proudly cheered on the Blue Devils as a member of the middle school cheer squad and where her classmates gathered for numerous events in her honor as she battled the cancer that claimed her life Sunday afternoon. Born Feb. 29, 2000, to Jerry Peeks and Angie Worley, she was diagnosed in August 2007 with a rare form of childhood cancer and began a six-year journey of treatments, remissions and recurrences. She leaves behind her father, mother, stepfather

Chip Worley, brothers Jay Haynes and Jacob Worley, infant sister KatyAnn Faith Worley, grandparents Jerry and Marjorie Hester, godmother Tami Berrios and a community filled with family, friends and strangers touched by her struggle. Peeksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unrelenting optimism and openness about her battle touched lives throughout the community and far beyond. Numerous fundraisers were held in her honor and the town was decorated multiple times with lime green bows in a show of support for her and her family. Booneville Middle School Principal Brad Mixon said he will always remember her positive attitude and her constant concern and love for everyone she met. He said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll live on in all the lives she touched through her example. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been phenomenal to see the impact of such a small girl. If we could emulate that, how big a positive

impact could we have not just on Booneville, but on the world,â&#x20AC;? said Mixon. She made everyone feel better about their lives and was always trying to reach out to other students, said the principal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really neat to see how the kids are drawn to her just because of the life she had,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget the impact she had on him and on all those around her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just phenomenal to see what the Lord can use a child to do,â&#x20AC;? he said. Booneville School District Superintendent Todd English said she left a lasting impact on the students of the district. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amber showed our students that even in the face of adversity positives can be found. She always had a sweet, fun spirit even after being diagnosed with a horrific form of cancer. She was always concerned about others before herself,â&#x20AC;? said English.

Peeks also played a key role through the years in the American Cancer Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Relay for Life and other efforts to raise funds for cancer research. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We loved Amber Peeks very much! She was definitely a very loved cancer survivor with lots of luminaries around the track. We will miss her and we are very thankful for her. We send out prayers to her family and friends as well,â&#x20AC;? said American Cancer Society Community Representative Kristin Chittom. Minister Greg Pollock of the Booneville Church of Christ, where Peeks was a member, said her life was an example of strong faith in action. He said throughout her struggle she remained positive and was constantly thinking about and worrying about others. She was an inspiration to the youth of the church and her sunny outlook in spite of all she was going through touched every member of

the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope it put some things in perspective for those kids,â&#x20AC;? he said. Pollock said she set an example not only for the young but for everyone. He recalls her determination to attend services any time she was able, even when she was obviously feeling horrible. He said she was always studying the Bible and wanting to learn more about God. She would often text him with deep questions about what she was studying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was always inquisitive about the Bible. She wanted to learn,â&#x20AC;? he said. Most of all, Pollock said, he saw her faith in the way she viewed her own future. He said she was certain of what lay ahead and believed with all her heart that heaven was her destination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She told me more than once that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not afraid to die because I know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going. She knew she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to hurt

there. She was ready to go. She was looking forward to being with Jesus,â&#x20AC;? he said. Peeks herself showed her faith in posts on her Facebook page. On Feb. 20 she posted of the report from her doctors that her tumor was growing again despite intense chemotherapy. She closed by asking people to pray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all to worry! I just want yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all to pray for me please! But God knows what is best for us and He will do whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best! Just gotta pray! Thank yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all!,â&#x20AC;? she said. Her father posted Sunday on the site he was preparing to travel to St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital where she had asked that her tumor be used for research to help other children. Pollock said that sort of concern for others even in her darkest times is the perfect example of who she was. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That just sums up Amber,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Critically endangered gopher frogs housed at MSU BY BONNIE COBLENTZ MSU Ag Communications

Mississippi State University has joined the ranks of conservationists trying to increase the population of one of the most critically endangered species living in North America. Mississippi gopher frogs are native to south Mississippi, and for a time, the only known colony living and breeding in the wild was living in one Harrison County pond. They have since been found living near three other ponds in the DeSoto National Forest, bringing the total known wild population to an estimated 100-200 gopher frogs. More than 700 additional gopher frogs live in captivity, and one Mississippi

Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station lab has 34 of the adult frogs. Natalie Calatayud, a postdoctoral fellow, and Cecilia Langhorne, a graduate student pursuing her doctorate in animal physiology, care for these frogs. Their work is in partnership with the Memphis Zoo, which supplied the frogs to MSU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem with their dwindling numbers is a loss of habitat,â&#x20AC;? Calatayud said. In their natural habitat, the frogs are what are known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;explosive breeders,â&#x20AC;? Langhorne explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They need an event, such as a torrential downpour, and then they all move in one night to the same pond and mate,â&#x20AC;? she said.

The ponds they choose to live near are ephemeral ponds. These temporary ponds, formed in wetland areas by rainfall, last for a few weeks and then disappear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tadpoles must metamorphose by the time the pond dries up,â&#x20AC;? Langhorne said. In response to the frogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; loss of habitat, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation groups have stepped in to protect the habitat that remains. These organizations also work to create new habitat the frogs will find suitable for breeding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are trying to design ponds that form with trapped water and then dissipate,â&#x20AC;? Calatayud said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a lot of effort going into habitat restoration.â&#x20AC;? At MSU and the 14 zoos studying gopher frogs, researchers are trying -- so far without success -- to get captive colonies to breed naturally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Getting the females to lay eggs has been a little bit of a problem,â&#x20AC;? Calatayud said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All our breeding is done by in vitro fertilization, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to figure out what conditions are necessary to get the captive colony to breed naturally.â&#x20AC;? Mississippi State researchers are working to refine the hormone treatments used to get the females to lay eggs. They are also working to preserve the genetic diversity of the species by biobanking the frogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cryopreserved sperm.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;With only 100-200 in the wild and 700 in captivity, it is important to avoid genetic bottlenecks,â&#x20AC;? Calatayud said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make them breed naturally in captivity at the moment, then what we can do is to create a bank of genetic diversity so we can help that population out manually if we need to.â&#x20AC;? MSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frogs are about 3 years old and are expected to live up to 9 years in captivity. The frogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gender must be determined by ultrasound. MSU is home to 19 females and 15 males. Individual frogs are difficult to tell apart, but researchers identify them using passive integrated transponders inserted beneath the skin. These devices are smaller versions

of the microchips used to identify dogs and cats. Langhorne said they hope to name the frogs after famous Mississippians soon. Scott Willard, head of the MSU Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, said the work is important because the presence and health of gopher frogs and other amphibians are indicators of the overall well-being of some vital natural habitats in Mississippi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our research is centered on understanding how to develop protocols to bring species back from the brink in the laboratory, but larger questions persist regarding habitat maintenance and restoration efforts,â&#x20AC;? Willard said.

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Women in wartime Females used disguises to serve in military during Civil War Way back in 1979 (oops, off for Memphis just beI’m giving away my age), I fore sundown. They had was a young sailor on the two women with them USS Norton Sound. It was dressed in Men’s clothes, an old WWII sea plane going soldiering…” Then there was another tender which had been converted to test missile woman posing as a Conand radar systems. We federate soldier, and if also tested a social pro- her story can be believed gram; Women at Sea. Yes, she spent nearly the I was part of a great mili- whole war in uniform and tary experiment as the fooled everyone including old “Snortin’ Norton” was her fiancé. Loreta Janeta Velazquez claimed just the second to have posed as ship in the navy Lieutenant Harry to have enlisted T. Buford. With women as part of the aid of a wig, the crew. a false mustache It was earth and a loose unishaking, it was form, Loreta/ barrier shattering, Tom Harry saw more it was life under a Parson during the war microscope. And it than the next ten really wasn’t that Park Ranger people combined. big of a deal. She claimed to Like their male counterparts there were have fought at Manassas, foul-ups and hopeless Ball’s Bluff, Fort Donelcases, but there were also son and Shiloh, to name a outstanding sailors, many few, served as a spy, travthat I am proud to call eled extensively throughshipmate. So what does out the South as well as all this have to do with the the North, and had conCivil War? Well, I’ll tell versations with just about everyone from generals to you. All of the women I presidents. Oh, and she had at least worked with in the Navy were allowed to openly one unsuspecting woman serve in uniform, not a fall in love with her in her one of them had to dress manly disguise. Personally and profesup and pretend she was a man. That was not the sionally I have a very hard case in the Civil War. Sure, time believing anything a woman could serve as a about her story. But this nurse or laundress and should not distract us in still wear a dress. If she our tale of other women wanted to fight alongside who wore the blue or gray the men, however, she in Corinth. Private Frank Tucker of had to wear pants and Ford’s Independent Cavfool a lot of people. And some of those alry Company, an Illinois women served in Corinth. unit, recorded a sighting The first two were in a letter home to his Confederates and appar- folks. He was serving as a ently didn’t do too good picket on the edge of town of a job disguising them- and in mid-June of ’62 selves. Local brick-maker saw something you don’t Walter Overton spotted see every day. “We had a curiosity in them on a hot afternoon in 1861. He wrote in his the Guard House yesterdiary, “Spent the day in day and this morning, a town…There was a good woman dressed in men’s many Soldiers there and clothing. She was brought they were a bad set. I saw before the adjutant and one ring fight, and sev- questioned a little and eral other miner fisticuffs. then sent to the river and I expected to see some I suppose to Cincinnati of them killed but there she said she lived near were not. They started there. She was doing a

This Week in the Civil War

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Female soldier Francis Hook in a photograph  taken in Nashville shortly after her exchange as a prisoner of war. man’s work in some regiment. Kentucky I think.” Who was she? Beats me. There are a few dozen documented cases of women serving while there was a low estimate of at least four hundred who carried a musket into battle. The last one I want to mention may not have actually made it in to Corinth but she was in the neighborhood. At different points in the war she was at Shiloh, Holly Springs, and Florence, Alabama. I think we can include her in our little group. Forgive me if some of the details are a little fishy; most of the military records concerning Miss Frances Hook were altered other than her medical record. She and her brother were orphans and it was the older brother who raised her. When the war broke out he decided to join the Union army and rather than be left behind she joined up as well. All of 14 years old, she cut her hair

Editor’s Note: This series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws primarily from wartime dispatches credited to The Associated Press or other accounts distributed through the AP and other historical sources.

Union pursuit of Lee’s retreating fighters into Virginia Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, his bloodied forces retreating after their defeat at Gettysburg, was confronted by harassing Union forces that pursued his columns this week in July 1863. Now some weeks after failure to carry out his second invasion of the North, Lee’s fighters have returned back over the Potomac River, withdrawing into the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. There, a group of Union fighters under Maj. Gen. William H. French began attacking Confederate columns near Manassas Gap — at Wapping Heights — as they withdrew into the Virginia countryside on July 23, 1863. The Union onslaught opened robustly but Confederate artillery pulled up and began firing back, hindering the federal fighters. The Union’s badly organized attacks had to be halted by nightfall and Confederate fighters move safely beyond the reach of their Union pursuers during the early morning hours of July 24, 1864. President Abraham Lincoln had urged Union forces to urgently pursue and destroy the enemy after the federal victory at Gettysburg. But because Confederate fighters were able to escape to safety, they would be able to reorganize and fight another day — setting the stage for many more months of combat ahead.

O’Meara made the request an order and Frances slowly pulled off her jacket revealing a white cotton shirt. When the colonel ordered the shirt removed she gave in saying, “Colonel, rather than expose my person I will reveal my sex. I am a woman!” And so Frances was discharged again. And of course she immediately enlisted, this time in the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry. In the summer of ’63 the regiment was on an expedition in North Alabama. Frances was given permission to enter an abandoned house to look for food and medicine. A pair of Confederate soldiers hiding in the other room captured her and soon she was hustled off to Atlanta as a prisoner. At some point during her confinement she attempted to escape and a guard shot her in the thigh. When the Confederate doctor treated her she was discovered to be a 16 year old girl. She was given her own cell in the prison and in February of ’64 she and 26 other Union prisoners were exchanged and sent north to Chattanooga and then Nashville. She stayed in a Nashville hospital until her wound had healed up and she was discharged from service in the United States Army. She returned to Illinois and civilian life. Well, maybe. There is some evidence that she enlisted with the 8th Michigan Cavalry and served out the remainder of the war wearing a blue uniform. Frances married in 1908 and had a daughter who attempted to secure a veterans pension for her elderly mother. She was not successful but it can be argued that there were few who were more deserving than the twice wounded woman who spent her teenage years fighting for her country.

‘Glory’: Battle fought by black troops recalled BY BRUCE SMITH Associated Press

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and told the enlistment officer she was 22. Under the name of Frank Miller, Frances enlisted on April 30, 1861. Trying to trace her military record is like looking for a needle in a stack of needles. She frequently changed her name and was known at various times as Francis or Fanny Hook, Frank Hook, Eliza Miller, Frank Miller, or Frank Henderson. The brother and sister had joined a “90-Day regiment” and when the three months were up they re-enlisted for three years in the 11th Illinois Infantry. The story has it she and her brother fought at Fort Donelson and he was later killed in the Battle of Shiloh. She still wanted to serve but there was too much memory of her brother in the regiment. She revealed herself as a woman and took an immediate discharge. She didn’t stay a civilian long and within weeks had enlisted, as Frank Henderson, in the 33rd

Illinois Infantry. A few months after joining the new regiment Frances/ Frank took a bullet in the shoulder in a skirmish in Missouri. The field doctor was a little more than astonished when he pulled off the shirt of the wounded soldier and found a teenage girl. Again she was discharged. And once she had healed up she was determined to find a new regiment in the army, the only home or family she had. She traveled to Chicago and enlisted in the 90th Illinois Infantry, a.k.a The Chicago Irish Legion. This time around she was Frank Miller and she was with the regiment in December of 1862 when they were posted north of Holly Springs to guard a series of railroad trestles over the headwaters of the Coldwater River. On December 20th a Confederate cavalry column under the command of Gen. Earl Van Dorn destroyed the massive Union supply depot at Holly Springs. While the burning was being carried out Van Dorn dispatched a brigade of mounted troops to burn the trestles. Frances was involved in the short engagement which drove away three Tennessee cavalry regiments. One night, however, the commander of the 90th Illinois got a bit suspicious of the picket who seemed younger than regulations allowed. Col. Thomas O’Meara walked closer and had the strange suspicion one of his soldiers appeared a mite feminine. O’Meara pretended Frances looked uncannily like an old friend from Illinois and claimed the friend had a distinctive birth mark on the right side of his chest. He called on the soldier to strip. Frances was adamant she was not his friend and resisted the request.

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. — Civil War re-enactors gathered on a wind-swept beach and marked the 150th anniversary Thursday of the famed attack by the black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry — a battle that showed the world black soldiers could fight and later was chronicled in the movie “Glory.” More than 50 re-enactors, including a handful in Confederate butternut uniforms, left wreaths on South Carolina’s Morris Island honoring those who died there in the 1863 Union attack on Confederate Battery Wagner. The island bordering Charleston Harbor is uninhabited and the battery itself has washed away since the Civil War. Those observing the anniversary prayed and sang “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” As part of the commemoration, they also fired a three-gun rifle volley to salute the dead. The 54th was raised in Boston and of the 600 black Union troops who bravely charged Confederate defenses at Battery Wagner, 218 were killed, wounded or captured in fierce fighting. The 54th later served in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida before returning to Massachusetts at war’s end. Re-enactor Mel Reid told a gathering of about 50 people gathered on the beach that many members of the 54th

“It was a primary test for AfricanAmerican troops in a very difficult assault. They proved themselves to be a quality regiment under the most severe duress.” Walter Sanderson Civil War re-enactor never made it back home and those who did were not cheered when they came home. “So here we are 150 years later saying ‘thank you,’” he said. “Keep in mind, these were free black men” who risked being enslaved if captured, he told the gathering. Thursday evening there was period music, speeches, and rifle and cannon firing at Fort Moultrie on nearby Sullivan’s Island. The event corresponded with the time of the evening attack 150 years ago. Following the program, the audience of about 200 put battery-powered candles in luminaries on a field beside the fort. There were 294 in all — one for each fallen soldier both North and South. “The story of both the Confederates and the federals who fought that day is the story of the American people in their travel through time,” said South Carolina Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell, himself a Civil War reenactor, in his keynote address. “Our march through history ... is the story of a people who, in the pursuit or

defense of freedom, as they perceived or understood it, were always willing to put aside the element of fear and answer the call of duty.” “This is probably the most significant anniversary of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil War,” Walter Sanderson, a re-enactor from Upper Marlboro, Md., said earlier. “It was a primary test for African-American troops in a very difficult assault. They proved themselves to be a quality regiment under the most severe duress.” Usually, there are about a dozen black re-enactors who make the trip to Morris Island each year. The black re-enactors gathered Thursday came from as far away as California. “Going out on that island has special meaning today,” said Joe McGill, a black Charleston re-enactor who makes the journey every July 18. The attack was part of an unsuccessful campaign by federal forces to capture Charleston, the city where the Civil War began in 1861 with the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in

the harbor. The Confederates would hold Charleston until late in the war, when they abandoned it as Union troops moved across South Carolina further to the west. While the Battery Wagner attack was unsuccessful, the valor of the black troops dispelled the thought — common in both the North and the South early in the war — that blacks could not fight. It also encouraged the enlistment of another 200,000 black troops in the Union army. “It’s just an honor to be here. The 54th proved that black troops could fight in a battle,” said Louis Carter of Richmond, Va. He said Battery Wagner and several earlier smaller fights involving black troops “disproved that stereotype that we would run.” Leon Watkins of San Francisco carried the flag in the movie “Glory.” A former Marine, he said “if this hadn’t happened here 150 years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to help provide the blanket of security we all sleep under.” “Glory” will be shown Friday on an outdoor screen in Marion Square in Charleston. Scholars and authors gather at the historic Dock Street Theatre on Saturday to discuss the 1863 Charleston campaign. On Sunday, Charleston officials plan to unveil a rendering of a monument to the 54th Massachusetts to be erected on Charleston’s Battery.


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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Finding the best catfish bait requires creativity Catfish are historically known for being opportunistic feeders, and the list of foods they’ll chow-down-on can vary greatly ranging from the popular choice of using earthworms to something wildly concocted on the kitchen counter back at the house. Finding the bait that appeals to the catfish the most on a specific body of water and under certain conditions is a lot like fishing for most other species of fish. It requires considerable experimentation, making it a wise choice to carry along at least two or three bait options as you head to your favorite fishing hole. The fish will waste no time in telling you what they prefer. In my “hey-day” of fishing for catfish on Pickwick for instance, my fishing partners and I always started out using cut shad

when fishing below the dam. Previous successful trips made it a noDavid b r a i n e r . Green But fishing in the Outdoors lake part was a different story. Nightcrawlers were our go-to bait. There were several occasions, though, when nightcrawlers were not doing the trick as they usually did. Had it not been for carrying along minnows, chicken livers or one of our own concoctions to try, we would have left with an empty live-well and no plans for a fish fry in the foreseeable future. I might add however, the only time minnows seemed to work best is when the current was weak or non-existent.

Speaking of minnows, I came across a guy recently who said he’s been wearing the catfish out while jugging at night in the Tenn-Tom waterway using live shad minnows that he catches from the dam at Pickwick. The fellow said he’s been catching lots of big flatheads to go along with scores of other catfish. It is often said catfish rely on taste and smell in going through their feeding routines. That’s true to an extent, but I believe there’s much more to it than that. There are two colors that seem to get the attention of the catfish. The brown color of earthworms, which matches the color of leeches that are so prevalent in Pickwick Lake, and the color: red. I bet that just about every crappie fisherman around has caught at least one catfish on a crappie jig. And if you were to ask,

they’d probably tell you the fish was caught on a jig with a red head. A few years ago in a column I told you about how I used chunks of stew meat soaked in red cake dye and crawfish fish formula as catfish bait, and how productive it was for catching larger fish. Well recently I’ve heard of some fishermen getting creative and doing well using the same line of thinking, but at a more economical price. The fishermen I spoke with said they’ve caught lots of catfish using cuts of chicken breast. Not plain, but chicken breast marinated in red kool-aid. Go figure! Surely, it must be because of the red coloration more than the smell. Wouldn’t you think? Another fisherman said he saw a show on the history channel where pieces of onion were used as

catfish bait. He tried it, and believe it or not, he caught more fish using chunks of onion than he and his partner did with traditional catfish baits. When I was a teenager, a friend and I frequented farm ponds regularly trying to catch catfish. On the occasion I remember most, whether it had anything to do with it or not, Gerald had a dip of skoal in his cheek and said, “I’m going to spit on my bait and throw out and catch me a big catfish.” I thought to myself, “Yeah right. All we ever catch from here are fiddlers and mud-cats. Besides, you don’t even have enough worms on to catch a bream.” Not longer than a minute after the bait hit bottom, the pole doubled over and the fight was on. Gerald beamed from ear to ear as he dragged onto the bank what turned out

to be an eight-an-a-half pound hybrid cat. The proof is in the pudding. Catfish can be caught with a wide range of baits but, sometimes, you have to be a little creative in finding what works best. Here’s one I just thought of and haven’t tried: Shrimps are known to be good catfish bait. What if it is dyed into a dark reddish color and doused with a fish attractant for added measure? The possibilities could be big! (Daily Corinthian columnist and Alcorn County resident David Green is an avid hunter and fisherman in the Crossroads area. Anyone wishing to share their own unique outdoor story or have any news to report pertaining to the outdoors, David can be contacted at

Help is also needed during the event in the areas of setting up, cooking, serving and cleaning up. For more info about the event contact Marie Tucker at 662-664-0007.

within their school and community. This year’s event will be held July 26-July 27 at Crazy K Ranch in Michie, Tenn. The fee is $100 per participant and will include all meals, snacks, lodging, T-shirt, transportation and all conference materials. For payment details please go to the registration website at http:// gredyouthconf2013. . The conference is hosted by the Community Development Coalition, a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, contact Sheila Durr at 731-239-2728.

Community events Kindergarten camp/ registration Kindergarten camp will be held for Corinth Elementary School kindergarten students on Monday and Tuesday, July 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Students should be dropped off in the carline area behind the school. Staff members will be present to assist. Parents will pick up their students in the carline on Monday. A cafeteria meal will be provided for all students on Tuesday. Parents should park on Tuesday and enter the building to meet their child’s teacher and pick them up beginning at 11:30 a.m. Students who have not already registered should report directly to the office with their registration information. New students enrolling are welcome to participate in kindergarten camp. Registration information (birth certificate, social security card, immunization Form 121, and two proofs of residency) for all kindergarten students must be on file prior to July 31.

Cruise-in Magnolia Antique Car Club is hosting a Cruisein at Arby’s in Corinth on Sunday, July 28 from 1-4 p.m. This is a “car guy fellowship.” There will be entertainment, bring a lawn chair. There will be a drawing for free food. Registration is $5 fee. Money received will be given back as door prizes to participants. For more information, call Rick Kelley at 662-284-7110.

Swimming lessons Northeast Mississippi Community College has opened opportunities for area youth take advantage of the college’s Gaye Roden Carr Aquatic Center while learning to swim in the process. The college has an opening July 29-Aug. 1. Swimming lessons will be taught at the Gaye Roden Carr Aquatic Center on the Northeast Booneville campus from 10-11 a.m. or from 11 a.m. until noon on each of the available dates. Participants must be five years old or older to attend the lessons and applications are accepted on a first-come, firstserve basis. Cost for the four-day session is $40. For more information about swimming lessons taught at Northeast, contact Angie Langley at 662-720-7409 or Charlotte Tennison at 662720- 7772 or by email at or

Diabetes program UT Extension and McNairy County Health Department are partnering to offer a program to help anyone with diabetes to be a diabetes self-manager. This is a skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes or their family members. The class is being offered every Wednesday at the McNairy County Health Department at 10 a.m. This program is for six classes being held July 24 - Aug. 28. For more information or to register, contact the health department at 731-6453474, ext. 122.

Water aerobics Northeast Mississippi Community College is offering month-long water aerobics course Aug. 1-27. Classes will run from 5-6 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening. Participants will meet at the Gaye Roden Carr Aquatic Center on the Northeast Booneville campus. Cost for the month-long course is $55. For more information about water aerobics or to obtain a pre-registration form, contact Angie Langley at 662- 7207409 or Charlotte Tennison at 662-720- 7772 or by email at adlangley@ or

Tours planned • The Selmer Senior Center is sponsoring a seven-day, six-night trip, Oct. 7-13 to Pennsylvania. Cost of the trip is $799 per double occupancy. A $100 deposit is due by Thursday, July 25 with final payment due by Sept. 6. For more information, contact Hollie Knight at 731-645-7843. • The McNairy County Senior Center is planning an New England Fall Foliage Tour for Oct. 5-13. Tour will include transportation by deluxe motorcoach, eight-night lodging, 17 meals, river cruises and more. For a detailed itinerary and pricing, contact Cindy Thrasher at 731-6320302. A $250 deposit is due by Aug. 1.

Homeschool tutorial Classical Conversations is open for enrollment in Corinth for the 2013/2014 school year. Classical Conversations is an international, homeschool tutorial that offers support to families who want to employ a classical model with a biblical worldview. Stephanie Sweeney, director of the Corinth Challenge program, will host a free

information meeting Thursday, July 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library in Corinth. For more information, call Julie Hall at 662643-3335 or visit www. classicalconversations. com.

Blood drives • Dollar General in Rienzi, 474 CR 514, is holding a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 23 from 1-6 p.m. in the Mississippi Blood Services Donor Coach. Donors will be automatically registered in the Road to Life 5 Jeep Wrangler give-away. Donors will receive a Dollar General gift card (while supplies last). All donors will receive a free T-shirt. • All eligible donors are encouraged to donate blood during the annual friendly rivalry between Corinth police and firemen during the Battle of the Badges set for Thursday, July 25 from 2-8 p.m. in the convention center at the Crossroads Arena. The need is immediate for all blood types but especially type O. The process can be expedited by completing the health history questionnaire on the UBS website, printing it out and taking the fast track ticket to the donation site. It must be completed the same day as the donation. To sign up for the drive, call UBS at 662842--8871 or use the code “badgebattle” at The fast track ticket is at https://

Immunizations given The Alcorn County Health Department, 3706 Joanne Dr., Corinth, is holding a special school immunization clinic for school registration and for upcoming 7th grade on Tuesday, July 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. During this clinic, the health department will focus solely on providing childhood and adolescent immunizations so parents can complete the process quickly. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record. Check with your physician or the Alcorn County Health Department at 662-287-6121 to see which immunizations your child will need.

Free concert The public is invited to 1st United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 24 at 12:30 p.m. to a concert featuring Sara

Ellington and Ben Tomlinson. The concert is free.

Beaches open The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District’s Bay Springs Site Office has reopened Old Bridge Beach and Piney Grove Beach on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. These day-use areas were closed Tuesday, July 9 due to high water level impacts, but are safe for access because water levels have receded. Old Bridge Beach is located on the southwest side of Bay Springs Lake just off of MS Highway 4 and Prentiss County Road 3501. It contains a playground area; fishing pier, restroom; two, large covered shelters and other single uncovered picnic tables with grills, outdoors shower, volleyball court, and a white sand beach. Piney Grove is located on the west side of Bay Springs Lake just off of Prentiss County Road 3501, which can be reached from MS Highways 30 and 4. This area contains a white sand beach, restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, a gazebo, volleyball court, small covered shelter, and other single uncovered picnic tables with grills. The public may contact the Bay Springs Site Office, 662-423-1287, for more information.

Class reunions • The Kossuth High School Class of 1963 is having a meeting at the home of Jimmy Jones at 2 p.m. today to finalize plans for a 50-year reunion. All members of this class are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tony Marolt at 284-6309. • Alcorn Central High School Class of 1983’s 30-year reunion is being held Saturday, July 27. A family picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a member/ guest dinner at 6 p.m. at Valley Oaks on Salem Rd. For more information and cost, contact Janie Hatfield Vanderford at 662-808-3400.

Audio-visual art

• There is music every Friday night with the band, The Renegade, from 7-10 p.m. at the Guntown Community Center. This is a familyfriendly event. • Joe Rickman and band will be performing gospel music at the American Legion building in Iuka every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month at 7 p.m. This will be a family-friendly event. Donations will be accepted.

“Sights and Sounds: An Expositon of AudioVisual Art” will take the stage on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Playhouse. The night will feature three unique combinations of video and sound. Ben Ricketts, concert organizer, will play a set of experimental pop music using a projector to display homemade film; Ambient/noise musician Dylan Van Zile will perform a set incorporating a project displaying a collage of various videos and images from around the world; and ambient electronic musician SO DUMB (Thomas Williams) will perform a set while painter Nathan Smith creates visual artwork live. Tickets for the show are $5 at the door. A total of 100 pre-show tickets will be sold for $4. To purchase pre-sale tickets, contact Ben Ricketts at benrickettsmusic@

VFW benefit

Youth leadership

The VFW Post 3962 is set to host a benefit for two young children who lost their mother in a mobile home fire last month in Itawamba County. VFW members are having an auction along with hamburger and hot dog benefit for 5-year-old Destiny Tucker and 4-year-old Taylor Tucker today from noon to 5 p.m. Lanny Cox will also be providing the music free of charge. Cost for the meal will be $5 and includes slaw, chips and pickle. Drinks are not included. All money raised will go to a home for the children.

The G-RED Youth Leadership Conference is offering a unique opportunity for young leaders between 7th -12th grades. The focus of the conference is to empower youth in the areas of leadership, community service, diversity and human rights. The G-RED Youth Leadership Conference is a two-day and one night event in which young people engage in team building, workshops, and community service that will empower them to be better citizens and launch them into young leaders

Friday night music

Karaoke/dance night VFW Post No. 3962 hosts a Karaoke Night every Friday at the post on Purdy School Rd. in Corinth. Karaoke begins at 8 p.m. with music by D.J. Lanny Cox. Lanny Cox also provides music at the VFW on Saturday Dance Night which begins at 8 p.m.

Prayer breakfast The American Legion Post 6 is hosting a prayer breakfast every Wednesday at 7 a.m. Sausage, biscuits and coffee will be served. A devotional will be given by a different speaker each Wednesday. The prayer breakfasts are being held at the American Legion Building on Tate St. in Corinth. You don’t have to be a post member to attend.For more information, call 4625815.

‘Just Plain Country’ Just Plain Country performs at the Tishomingo County Fairgrounds in Iuka every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Good family entertainment.

Summer Film Fest Malco Theatres is letting “Kids Help Kids” through its 2013 Kids Summer Film Fest. This year’s recipients include Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Monroe E. Carroll Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, through July 31, Malco Theatre in Corinth will play favorite kids movies at a discounted price. Attendees will be able to choose from favorite kids movies for just $2 per ticket. Shows start promptly at 10 a.m. and full schedules are available at each location. Downloadable schedules are available at


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Ending 10 years of wedding terror ‘Bridezillas’ will end run this fall BY LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

Tyler Wayne Peters, Lauren Elizabeth Roberts

Roberts — Peters Miss Lauren Elizabeth Roberts and Mr. Tyler Wayne Peters will exchange wedding vows at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Fillmore Street Chapel in Corinth. The bride-elect is the daughter of Fred and Mary Ann Roberts. She is the granddaughter of William and Martha Davis, and the late Fred H. and Velma Roberts. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Tammie Johnson. He is the grandson of Boyd Owings and the late Dora Lee Owings. Miss Roberts is a 2006 graduate of Alcorn Central High School. She received

her B.S. Ed degree from Blue Mountain College in 2011. Her honors include salutatorian and summa cum laude. She is presently employed at Corinth Elementary School as first grade teacher, Mr. Peters is a 2006 graduate of Kossuth High School. He is presently employed at Magnolia Regional Health Center as a paramedic. No local invitations were sent out, but friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception which follows. After their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Corinth.

MSU launches online human sciences journal Special to the Daily Corinthian

The Mississippi State faculty in Mississippi State University’s School of Human Sciences recently launched a journal to promote academic research and outreach in human sciences and Extension topics. The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed publication with articles about human development; family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; Extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation. The open-access journal is available online and will be published three times a year at http:// “MSU is a land-grant university, and one part of our mission is to get information out to the people,” said Donna Peterson, editor of the journal and Extension evaluation specialist in MSU’s School of Human Sciences. “Because this is an online, open-access journal, we are able to reach a broad audience, including Extension agents, teachers in local schools, graduate students and faculty at universities and colleges, and people implementing programs in their communities.” Peterson said one of the journal’s goals is to connect research and practice, so all manuscript authors must include a section on how the information they have presented can be used in a real way in the real world.

Pioneer Day at Visitor Center, July 27 Special to the Daily Corinthian

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the

Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on July 27. The public is invited to attend. This program is free to the public. (For more information, call 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.)

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NEW YORK — They’re often drunken and controlling, weepy and abusive, but you won’t have all those bridezillas to kick around come November. The cranky grande dame of reality wedding TV, “Bridezillas” is ending its decade-long run, having morphed from a relatively sane look at stressed-out, spendy New York brides into a hit for WE tv featuring off-the-rails couples from all walks of life around the country. As the cameras trail along a week or so before their big “I dos,” these brides curse, scream and threaten, break stuff, whine for bling and sometimes get physical, usually with their spouses-to-be or overworked and unpaid bridesmaids. But fear not fans: A spinoff, “Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas,” offers some sustenance as it follows five ‘zilla couples from seasons past as their stretched-thin unions teeter on wacky therapeutic exercises like playing dead for one another in a coffin. Before there were any marriages, though, there was that big day. In more than 180 episodes that included one “gayzilla,” everything goes wrong, nobody listens, vendors deserve to die and wedding vows are incomprehensible. The series finale — No. 184 plus specials — is scheduled to air Nov. 1. Laura Halperin came on board as an executive producer deep into the third season, rising through the ranks as a story developer once the sleepy little show focused more sharply on the negative. “There really weren’t very many wedding shows on. Now it’s kind of like a wedding-palooza out there,” she said. “I think that we said what we needed to say, which is sometimes the ladies take things just a little too seriously.” Tricia Cha, now mom to two daughters in Portland, Ore., was part of the tamer freshman class on Season 1.

She bankrolled most of the wedding herself. The worst it got for this strong-willed decision maker, on camera at least, was a bridesmaid’s dress delivered in the wrong size. Cha reveled in her gifts from Tiffany, met with her high-end photographer, toured her trendy West Village reception space she picked without her groom and eventually slipped into her $4,000 Richard Tyler gown with a smile on her face. She felt the show fairly portrayed her union to her hubby Jeff. “We weren’t the screaming lunatics that other people were so I don’t think there was a lot of moments for us to be portrayed too differently,” she said. Enter Melissa Adams Moore of Season 7. Her tipsy exit-interview advice after the wedding went like this: “This (expletive) is not worth it. Don’t do this (same expletive). I love you. We’re married. So beautiful. Tear. Don’t do it.” But before those sage words, she threatened to gouge out her mother’s eyes and strangle and eat her cake designer. Not satiated by their 15 minutes of reality fame, this bridezilla and husband Chris re-upped for this year’s “Marriage Boot Camp,” acknowledging trust issues and other relationship troubles. The first season of the spinoff finishes up July 26. “I would have rather eloped in Vegas,” Adams Moore said from Daytona Beach, Fla., of their stint on “Bridezillas.” “It’s not really worth it. You take so long to plan for months and months and months for this one day and nothing is ever going to go exactly how you want it. It was too much stress and drama and dependence on people.” Hence the heavy drinking for oh so many bridezillas. Kirsten Walker of Season 6 was among the thirsty. She was a theater actor before hitting the show and demonstrating Oscar-worthy drama, warring with her band, lamenting tearily that her dress had been cut too short (”It’s called math!”) and sobbing “My tan is running” on her wedding day.

Leigh Edwards, a professor at Florida State University in Tallahassee, said “Bridezillas” and her TV kin put a tangle of cultural anxieties on the line. “At stake is a larger cultural debate about the status of the family as a social unit, i.e. expanded definitions of what counts as a family, questions about whether the household will replace the family as a social unit, questions about how central family is as a social unit at this point in American culture,” said Edwards, who wrote “The Triumph of Reality TV: The Revolution of American Television.” “I think that every bride has a bridezilla in her,” she said from Dunedin, Fla., outside Tampa. “The people they put on ‘Bridezillas’ just happen to maybe get a little bit crazier than some of the others in the world.” Crazy is one thing. (Hello Jeanine of Season 9 and your inlaw hating infamy.) But made crazy by the wedding process is another. Alpha-bride Calisse Latta of Season 3 did the proposing to hubby De’Andre. As her DIY wedding approached, she threatened a dress seller with a punch and a lawsuit when he gave her the wrong size for a flower girl. She fell seriously apart when her father went missing the day before the wedding and melted down on her sister for defying her over the timing of a rehearsal just hours before the ceremony. Then the rings went missing, prompting her mad dash around town only to realize she had them all along at the church. “They don’t coach you or tell you to do anything. My husband was like, this is all you in your natural form. You see this? This is you,” Latta laughed. Happily married with two sons, what’s the rage level these days for this bridezilla alum in Los Angeles? “I try not to get so upset or angry, but it’s taken time to implement,” Latta said nearly seven years after her episodes aired. And was she fairly portrayed? “Yes, unfortunately.”

Twentieth Century Study Club ends year with luncheon Special to the Daily Corinthian

Fourteen members of The Twentieth Century Study Club gathered for a luncheon at the General Quarters recently to end the Club year. A short business meeting was

held during which the minutes were approved as read. The members also gave thanks to the outgoing club president, Mrs. Dale Cranford, for a job well done during the past year.

The new slate of club officers who will take office when the new club year begins in September are Mrs. Percy Boggan, president; Mrs. Danny McGrath, vice-president; Mrs. W.H. McKinney,

secretary; Mrs. Bonnard Eaton, treasurer; Mrs. Rivers Ulmer, historian; Mrs. Colon McGee, parliamentarian; and Mrs. James Moffitt, reporter. The meeting was then adjourned.


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Internet shows its muscle, makes Emmy history BY LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards are television’s biggest celebration of itself, but this year’s ceremony will face an intruder: “House of Cards,” the first online series to nab a top nomination with its best drama series. Netflix’s triumph on Thursday, which includes nods for its revival of “Arrested Development,” is putting a further squeeze on the broadcast networks that already have lost substantial Emmy ground to cable. New network offerings were almost completely shut out and, like last year, no network drama made the nominations cut. Kevin Spacey, the nominated star of the political drama “House of Cards,” reveled in its impressive nine bids and role as a groundbreaker. It’s “really, in many ways, kind of a new paradigm,” he said. “It’s just a great, great thing for all of us.” The major networks,

ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, likely have a different viewpoint. Cable channels over the year have sharply eroded their share of the audience, and now the Internet is nibbling away and will only become more robust as viewers turn increasingly to computers and other devices to consume video. A 6-year-old TV academy rules change allows online entries to compete with cable and broadcast programs, but until Thursday online shows popped up only in lowerprofile categories. “It’s really groundbreaking,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer for Netflix. “It’s beyond our most bold expectations. We were thinking a single nomination would be a win... It’s as much a win for Internet television as it is for the content creators.” Networks still field the most-watched series — such as top-rated series “NCIS” and the 20 million-plus viewers it deliv-


“It’s as much a win for Internet television as it is for the content creators.” Ted Sarandos Chief content officer, Netflix ers weekly to CBS — and enjoy the rich opportunities they represent. “There’s nothing more profitable than having a big broadcast television hit that can be exploited on multiple platforms,” including syndication and online, said Garth Ancier, a former executive for both broadcast networks and cable. But when the Emmys are presented this fall on CBS, it will surely be irritating to serve as a promotional vehicle for the competition. The ceremony rotates among the big four broadcasters who, with the exception of basically flat NBC, saw their number of Emmy bids decline this year. Besides the showing by Netflix, the leading num-

ber of nominations went to a cable miniseries, FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum.” HBO fielded the next top nominees: “Game of Thrones” with 16 nods and the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” earned 15 nominations. NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” came in with 15 as well, but it, outgoing “30 Rock” (also NBC, 13 bids) and “Modern Family” (ABC, 12 nominations) had the only impressive tallies for broadcast. The bonanza of nominations for “Game of Thrones” is the swordsand-fantasy show’s mostever and includes a best drama series nod and three acting bids, including one for Peter Dinklage. Recognition went to a number of other primarily big-screen actors who have migrated to TV for powerhouse projects, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for “Under

the Candelabra” among them. Joining “House of Cards” and “Game of Thrones” in the best drama series category are “Breaking Bad,” ‘‘Downton Abbey,” ‘‘Mad Men” and last year’s winner, “Homeland.” “Mad Men,” which last year missed out on the best drama trophy that would have been its record-setting fifth, eclipsing fellow four-time winners “Hill Street Blues,” ‘‘L.A. Law” and “The West Wing,” gets another shot this year. “Mad Men” and its creator failed to receive any writing nominations for the first time in the series’ six-year history. Besides “American Horror Story: Asylum,” others nominated in the miniseries or movie category are “Behind the Candelabra,” ‘‘Phil Spector,” ‘‘Political Animals,” ‘‘Top of the Lake” and “The Bible,” which was a hit for the History channel and is getting a sequel on NBC. Hot British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who gained fame in “Sherlock” and played the villain in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” is nominated as best lead actor in the

movie and miniseries category for “Parade’s End.” In the comedy series category, nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,” ‘‘Girls,” ‘‘Louie,” ‘‘Modern Family,” ‘‘Veep” and “30 Rock,” recognized for its final season. Another outgoing comedy, “The Office,” didn’t receive a best series nod. Joining Spacey in the contest for best drama series actor are Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; and Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” last year’s winner. Kevin Bacon, one of the big-screen stars trying their hand at TV, was not recognized in the category for “The Following.” “Breaking Bad,” now in its final episodes on AMC, goes out with a best drama Emmy nomination. HBO received a leading 108 nominations, up a third over last year, followed by CBS and NBC with 53 each, ABC with 45, Showtime with 31 and AMC and FX Networks with 26 each. PBS has 24 and Fox received 19. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Emmy ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sept. 22 on CBS.

With ‘Conjuring,’ Taylor may finally win name game BY MICHAEL CIDONI LENNOX AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES — Just one glimpse of her face is followed by a flash of familiarity. But, oh, that name just isn’t coming. Together again for the first time: filmgoers, meet veteran character actress Lili Taylor. After 25 years making movies, Taylor said the public most regularly approaches her about work in “Mystic Pizza” (1988), “I Shot Andy Warhol” (1996) and the 1999 remake of the ‘60s horror classic “The Haunting.” “I feel like that’s a nice spectrum, because you’ve got your indie, you’ve got your big one,” the 46-year-old actress noted in a recent interview. “Or they can’t remember,” she continued, “because I’m one of those who they think I either walk my dog in their neighborhood or I live in their building. And that’s the kind of actor I am, which is fine.” To the stranger, she says, “‘I know you think I’m in your building. It’s ‘The Haunting’ and that’s where you know me from, and let’s just cut to the chase.’” While “The Haunting” grossed nearly $100 million way back in 1999, it was almost universally panned by the critics, in part due to comparisons with the beloved 1963 Robert Wise original that inspired it. This weekend marks the arrival of another horror entry for Taylor’s filmography. She’s one of the four (count ‘em) leads in director James Wan’s “The Conjuring.” Opening Friday, the R-rated film

“Or they can’t remember (my name) because I’m one of those who they think I either walk my dog in their neighborhood or I live in their building. And that’s the kind of actor I am, which is fine.” Lili Taylor Actress serves up its own fresh blend of two of horror cinema’s all-time classiest acts: Wise’s “Haunting” and William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist.” ‘‘The Conjuring” also stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Ron Livingston. Based on an actual case investigated by paranormal expert Lorraine Warren and her late husband, Ed, “The Conjuring” invites viewers into a haunted house, introduces the nice family that has just taken possession, and then ... Well, if a reporter tells you more, clearly the devil made them do it. As for believing in this kind of stuff, Taylor called herself “agnostic.” The actress, who portrays the family’s matriarch, said she “had an experience, funny enough, in Rhode Island, which is where this movie takes place. I went into a house and the house had some history to it, and it was a very uncomfortable house and there was stuff that happened in there. Prior to that, I didn’t believe. After that house, I was like, ‘I know I felt something and I don’t know what it is.’” Taylor has also found success on the stage, as well as on television (”Six Feet Under,” the current Netflix series “Hemlock Grove”). And while her acting may be chameleon like, Taylor’s voice

is unmistakable: a sweetsavory concoction that brings to mind chocolate toffee slathered with sea salt. Among the bestknown of her numerous voiceover gigs is a series of spots she did for Tylenol. They can be lucrative. “You know, off-Broadway is $200 a week,” Taylor said, smiling. “I love voiceovers, and I’d love to do more. I’m just going to put that out here.” Taylor and writer-husband Nick Flynn have a 5-year-old daughter, Maeve, who may find those walks with mom are interrupted a little more frequently by the end of “The Conjuring’s” big debut weekend. Audience testing on the film was so strong (”off the charts” as per “Variety”) that studio New Line moved the film’s release from the dead of last winter to the height of this summer. And most early name-critic reviews have been positive. But even if the movie’s a smash and nothing changes for Taylor, even if her name doesn’t go household, the actress is just happy to be working. She follows “Conjuring” with a lead role on one of Fox’s buzzy fall entries, the J.J. Abrams’-produced “Almost Human.” “I just want to keep going,” Taylor said.

Syfy plans ‘Sharknado’ sequel Associated Press NEW YORK — Syfy says flying sharks will bite again. The network is announcing a sequel to “Sharknado,” which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film premieres in 2014. This time the mayhem

moves from Los Angeles to New York City. There, as before, sharks can be expected to plunge from the sky and plow through the streets as a result of an ecological nightmare. No other details of the film were disclosed. Syfy also announced a special Twitter contest

to give the movie an appropriate subtitle. Fans can tweet their subtitles to @SyfyMovies using the hashtag #Sharknado. Aired last week, the disaster film was a trending topic on Twitter, generating nearly 5,000 tweets per minute at its peak. Meanwhile, nearly 1.37 million viewers tuned in.

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Assistance Project Package VFW Post 3962, 1 Purdy School Road and Mid-South Project Package is teaming up to let soldiers in combat zones know someone cares by becoming a drop place for items to be sent to deployed service personnel from the Mid-South area. The post will be accepting items from a wish list every Friday. Monetary donations will also be accepted with members of the VFW Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ladies Auxiliary available to help donors. Items on the wish list are baby wipes (unscented), batteries (any size), beef jerky, bug spray/wipes, candy bars, coffee (1 pound or smaller), cookies (individual sizes), deodorant, eye drops, flip flops, foot powder, fruit cups, gum, hand sanitizer, hard candy (individually wrapped), hot chocolate, Little Debbie snacks, lotion, mouth wash (small), nuts (all types), oatmeal cream pies, peanuts, pop tarts, popcorn, pre-sweetened drink packets (individual size), ready-to-eat-meals, slim jims, snack crackers, sunflower seeds, sunscreen, toilet tissue, tooth brushes (with case), tooth paste, trail mix, tuna packets, vienna sausages. To add a name to the list contact MS Project Package, 385 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS 38671.   

Seeking Civil War information The Alcorn Genealogy Society is calling on individuals to share with them any information on what effect the Civil War may have had on local citizens. Anyone who has old letters, diaries or even oral stories passed down through the family

is encouraged to share the information with the Society. Copies can be made and transcribed at the genealogy office. Any information the public would like to share from the areas comprised of old Tishomingo County, Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo counties or southern McNairy and Hardin counties in Tennessee can be done by contacting the Genealogy Society at 662286-0075 or via email at The Alcorn County Genealogy Society is located in the courthouse and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

to the public, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Knowing what services are available and how to access them is the first step to getting help. For further information, call 286-6500.

Living Will The Magnolia Regional Health Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Patient Advocateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Senior activities Post 6 meets Perry Johns Post No. 6, American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall on South Tate St., Corinth, along with the Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Auxiliary and Sons of Legion Squadron No. 6.

Food ministry Bread of Life Ministries is an outreach of the Alcorn Baptist Association Food Pantry -- every Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. at Tate Baptist Church on Harper Road. Announcements and devotionals by various pastors and others are followed by personal attention as well as food distribution. Food donations and volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 731645-2806.

Call for Help A service of United Way of Corinth and Alcorn County, First Call for Help is a telephone service that connects callers with programs in the community available to help those in need. This information and referral program is available

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

Red Cross The Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Red Cross offers a wide variety of assistance and services, including disaster relief. The Northeast Mississippi Chapter includes 16 counties. It is headquartered in Tupelo, with offices in Tishomingo, New Albany, Starkville and Columbus. Although Red Cross no longer has a Corinth office, the organization wants to stress it continues to offer services in Alcorn County. People seeking disaster assistance in Northeast Mississippi can call

the Tupelo headquarters during office hours at 662-842-6101. The tollfree after hours phone line is 1-855-891-7325. The Red Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service line for the armed forces is 877-272-7337. They also offer health and safety training, including first aid, baby-sitting and CPR, as well as disaster training for businesses. To learn more about the Red Cross health and safety training call 1-800-733-2767.

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

Seeking â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;VUMSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; An organization, â&#x20AC;&#x153;VUMSâ&#x20AC;? (Veterans of Underage Military Service), is seeking males and females who joined any branch of the military at age 16 or under, during World War II, Korea, Viet Nam or any of the Gulf wars. To find out more about the organization, contact Gino at 731-6324296 or 256-682-4296; or email:

Both male and female applicants are accepted, 16 to 18 years of age. For more information, call 1-800-507-6253 or visit state/ms.Â

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

Mississippi Youth ChalleNGe Academy features a structured environment with a focus on job training, social skills and selfdiscipline. Academic opportunities include high school diploma, college classes through a local university and nationallycertified construction skills. The academy is designed to meet the needs of â&#x20AC;&#x153;at riskâ&#x20AC;? youth.

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The Cross City Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Homemakers Extension Office (beside the arena)  at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in quilting (learning or collecting)  is invited to attend.  For more information, contact Sharon at 287-0987.  

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

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The Corinth Marine Corps League meets the first Tuesday of every month at Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu, downtown Corinth, at 6 p.m.

The Alcorn County Genealogical Society is located at the southeast corner of the Alcorn County Courthouse basement in the old veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; services office. It is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Society can be contacted at 662-286-0075 or email

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cery shopping, reading to a patient, craft opportunities, bereavement/grief support and in-office work. For more information, contact Lila Wade, volunteer coordinator at 662-293-1405 or 1-800843-7553.

Magnolia Regional Hospice is currently seeking individuals or groups to be trained as volunteers. Hospice is a program of caring for individuals who are terminally ill and choose to remain at home with family or a caregiver. Some of the ministry opportunities for volunteers are sitting with the patient in their homes to allow the caregiver a break, gro-

Support groups â&#x20AC;˘ The Crossroads Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, and at 7 p.m., seven days a week, at 506 Cruise Street in Corinth. All meetings are non-smoking.

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$ Air Compressors.Starting at Huge Selection of $ Area Rugs ...................Starting at

95 95

Croft Windows ...................................................... $ 95 Foil Back Foamboard 1/2”... $ 95 Foil Back Foamboard 3/4”... $ 95 Foil Back Foamboard 1” ..... $ 95 5/8 T1-11.......................................

5 We have purchased 6 several hundred8 17 name brand Orientals

$ and00 (made in India) 500 $ are now offering 4x8 Masonite 1695 $ 00 Vinyl Floor Remnants them for sale.$195 CROSSTIES 6 $ 95 Some are slightly 25 Year 3 Tab Shingle 54 35 Year Architectural 62 Shingle damaged, but$¢-$ this95 Laminate Floor From 39 109 $the 00-$best00 is probably Pad for Laminate Floor 5 10 $ 95 Handicap Commodes 69 selection of high $ Round Commodes 4995 $ 95 quality Orientals39ever 12 x 12 Celotex Ceiling (40Sq Ft) $ 00 Tubs & Showersin this 215 offered area. Don’t Waste Prices start at Your Money... $79.95 and up! Shop With Us! 1x6 & 1x8 White Pine Pattern Board



Smith Discount Home Center HOUSE FOR SALE 3 1/2 miles to Kossuth School. 16 CR 626. Great 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, paved drive, patio.



662-665-1133 662-286-8257


Christ Centered Elementary School

Corinth Adventist School

(662) 415-9160 cell

Fully Accredited

662-287-3206 or 662-284-6813

Just Off Highway 72 East




1,000 Board Ft.

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sq. yd.















ONLY $165.00). CALL 662-287-6147 FOR DETAILS.

.... starting

House and barn on 5 fenced acres. 437 CR 750, Corinth.





Licensed & Bonded

• Bucket Truck Service • Backhoe

662-396-1023 JASON ROACH-OWNER R 1159 B CR 400 Corinth, MS 38834

Daily Corinthian • Sunday, July 21, 2013 •7B



DIESEL MECHANIC Foreman & Mechanic: Great Pay/ Benefits. Savanna, TN 38372 Apply or Fernando 855-315-9253



BOXERS, BOSTON Terriers, Min-Pins, and English Bulldogs. $100-$400. Call (662)837-4436 or (901)488-4443

30 GAL acrylic salt water aquarium, live rock, coral, sand,top w/light, filter, all supplies incl. $350. 662-415-4396

REAL ESTATE FOR KENMORE SILVER Mist 26.9 cubic ft side by side 0605 RENT Refridgerator $500 OBO FOR RENT: 4 BR, 311 286-8138 or 212-0189 RD430 Rienzi, garden LAMP WITH revolving spot,hvac,334-207-0854 lampshade with water- falls. $25 662-594-1433 SALE/LEASE: Building REVERSE YOUR 606 Taylor St. Private AD FOR $1.00 Parking. 662-340-0546


TRUCK DRIVER For Corinth Plant

Need good driver for local deliveries. Home every night. Full time employees desired. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must have a valid Class B drivers license and a clean driving record. Good benefits and 401k retirement. A tobacco free workplace. Apply in person, no phone calls please! Equal Opportunity Employer

B&B CONCRETE COMPANY, INC. 2724 South Harper Rd., Corinth DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Sponsored Local CDL Training Provided. Earn $800 per week Stevens Transport 1-888-540-7364

0264 CHILD CARE LIVE IN Nanny. Needed Fulton, MS for 3 children. Ages 4, 7, and 9. Weekly salary plus living exp. incl. Duties incl. driving children to and from school and act. Meal prep. Laundry and light housekeeping. Verifiable Ref. and good driving record required. Email resume or call 662-372-0590 and leave message.

CKC PUGS, READY NOW 3 FOR SALE: SunQuest 16 males $400ea, 3 females bulb tanning bed. $500 $350.ea. 662-212-3050 Call 643-3379 MEDIUM MIX breed puppies. Free to good FREE ADVERTISING h o m e . R E A L L Y C U T E . Advertise one item val662-286-9006 ued at $500 or less for free. Price must be in ad & will run for 5 days FARM in Daily Corinthian, 1 day in Reporter & 1 day in Banner Independent. MERCHANDISE Ads may be up to approx. 20 words including phone number.


KODAK 3- in- 1 printer, Used 3 or 4 times. place for your scandisk. Do not need pc . Gave $89 will take $35. Reason to sell, I have another printer. 662-808-0118

0533 FURNITURE ALL LEATHER Sofa & loveseat. Burgundy $450 OBO 286-8138 or 212-0189

Email ad to: freeads CLAYTON MARCUS Sofa. Good condition $100 or 662-284-5944 classad@dailycorinthian. LAZY BOY 11' L Shaped com Sofa; recliner on each e n d ; g r e a t c o n d ; Or mail ad to Free Ads, $190/OBO. 662-415-2774 P.O. Box 1800, Corinth, MS 38835, fax ad to 662TWO WINGBACK chairs 287-3525 or bring ad to in excellent condition 1607 S. Harper Rd., Cor$150.00 Call 662-287inth. 7232. *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. INCLUDE NAME & ADDRESS FOR OUR REM&M. CASH for junk cars CORDS. & trucks. We pick up. 662-415-5435 o r ****We try to publish all free ads whenever pos731-239-4114. sible unless space is MISC. ITEMS FOR limited.


0563 SALE

KENMORE CERAMIC Top (2) 220 volt air condiStove $200 OBO 286-8138 tioners, nice clean or 212-0189 works perfect $250 ea 286-6582 KENMORE LRG capacity 25PC. SET International 800 Series Clths Dryer Silverware $10 $200 OBO 286-8138 or 662-549-1433 212-0189



0320 CATS/DOGS/PETS 4 CKC Registered Female Basset Hounds. 1st/2nd shots & worm. $300. 662-415-8593 or 662-319-7145 AKC REGISTERED German Shepard puppies. Shots and Wormed $300 Call 662-415-6650

REVERSE YOUR AD FOR $1.00 EXTRA Call 662-287-6147 for details.

EXTRA UNFURNISHED Call 662-287-6147 0610 APARTMENTS for details. CANE CREEK Apts., 1 mi.

SUNVISION BY Wolfe Tanning bed. Paid $2200 asking $700. New bulbs. 662-415-3993 UPRIGHT FREEZER $125 594-1433

The ads must be for VILLAGE HOUSES $3 ea. 662-603-1674 private party or personal mdse. & does not include pets, livestock (chickens, ducks, cattle, goats, fish, hogs, etc), garage sales, hay, firewood, & automobiles.






W. of Hosp., 72 & CR 735 in Kossuth/Corinth Sch. Dist. 2 BR, 1 BA, stv., frig., W&D h/u. $400. 287 -0105, 8-5, M-F. NOW ACCEPTING applications for 2BR, 1BA $650 mo., Downtown Corinth. 287-1903. WEAVER APTS. 504 N. Cass, 1 BR, scr.porch, w/d. $375+util, 284-7433.


Cornerstone Health & Rehab of Corinth “Every Day of Life Counts” We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking energetic individuals. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Education and/or Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Licenses: Current registration with the state Board of Nursing and licensed as a practical nurse Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), Certificates: Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination; name entered into state nurse aide registry Applicants can apply online at Cornerstone Health & Rehab of Corinth, LLC 302 Alcorn Corinth, MS 38834 0515 COMPUTER

WANT TO make certain 3 BR, 2 BA, 2143 Hwy 72 your ad gets attention? E. $750 mo., $500 dep. Ask about attention 662-279-9024. getting graphics.


WASHER & DRYER Stack 0675 FOR RENT $250, Kenmore Freezer $120, Recliner Lift Chair 3 BR, 2 BA trailer, Strick$110, Couch, loveseat, land comm. 286-2099 or chair $50 Call 287-4959 808-2474.



Don’t Miss These Specials! 2009 Dodge Journey Auto, Air, SAT Radio ............................ $6,800 2006 Ford Taurus SEL Leather, Sunroof ............................... $5,800


2009 Chevy Impala LT Leather, 20 Inch Wheels ..................... $7,500 2004 Dodge Pickup Reg Cab, SWB.................................... $5,000 2003 GMC Envoy 4x4 Auto, Air, Nice .................................... $5,500 2006 Chevy Equinox Auto, Air ............................................. $6,800 2006 Ford F-150 STX White .......................................... $6,800

See Gene Sanders

Corinth Motor Sales 108 Cardinal Drive just East of Caterpillar - Corinth, MS 662-287-2254 or 665-2462

MERCHANDISER Now accepting resumes for a local merchandiser in the Corinth area. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to rotating and stocking of product at assigned accounts. This position requires work on Saturday and Sunday. Company offers excellent pay, 4 day work week, benefits package and 401K. Qualified Applicants Must Have: High school diploma or GED, must be at least 21 years of age, have a clean driving record, and must be drug free. Individuals must have a positive attitude and be self-motivated. To apply for the position, please mail your resume or drop it in the slot on the front door of our warehouse located at 2001 Levee Road, Corinth, MS 38834. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE


Operate your own business with potential profits ranging from $600-$1000 per month.



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1607 South Harper Road Corinth MS 38834 | 000.000.0000 662-287-6111

8B • Sunday, July 21, 2013 • Daily Corinthian REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

HOMES FOR 0710 SALE 812 E. 10th St. 3Br 2 Bth. W/ fenced in backyard and carport. $52K OBO Call 415-1276 or 415-3118 BEST DEAL IN CORINTH UNDER $100K, HANDS DOWN! COUNTRY LIVING, but 5 mins. to Walmart. Nice 3BR, 2 BA house. Completely updated. Sits on almost 2 acres w/barn & fenced pasture for a horse. Moving & PRICED FOR QUICK SALE. $89.900. Call 662205-0751. Serious Inq. Only. HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER - Large multi-level family home on 2 acres (with additional acres available), 4-5 BR's, 3 BA's, finished basement, game room, shop, pond, lots of room to grow. 8 CR 522. Biggersville/Kossuth area. 662-284-5379, by appt. only.



HUD PUBLISHER’S NOTICE All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental, or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

CHEAPER THAN rent 1998 28X60 double wide 3 bedroom 2 full bath, nice, very clean & ready to move into, you need WANT TO make certain to see, to believe, Deyour ad gets attention? l i v e r e d & s e t u p Ask about attention $21,900.00 call 662-296getting graphics. 5923




CREDIT A little LOW? With a qualified income we CAN get you APPROVED on a new home with a score as low as 575 and only 10% down! AND that is with a fixed interest rate! Windham Homes Corinth, MS 1-888-287-6996

SALE - SALE - SALE Model Displays Must Go! New Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA homes starting at $43,500 Single Sections start at $29,500 Clayton Homes Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital

PERFECT CONDITION, must see 2005 28X64 Kabco 3+2, home has flashy floor plan & clean as a brand new house, home has fireplace, all appliances, tons of cabinet space, etc. $40,00 and you can call this 2005 HOME! 662-3979339

0734 LOTS & ACREAGE 11.5 Acre land/trailer. 3.5 acre spring filled pond. For Sale by owner. $65,000 Email or Call Bill 501-889-5435






LIKE NEW 2009 Cavalier 16X80 3 bedroom 2 bath vinyl siding shingle roof, all appliances, stove, frig, & dishwasher, central heat & air, Home like new, delivered & set up for only $28,900 call 662-296-5923

YEE, YEE, yee, yee, Live Action Big Man says it HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY has got to go. Handy man special 1997 16X80 Legend 3 bedroom 2 full HANDYMAN bath, if not scared of a little work. This could be a project for you, 1st H A N D Y M A N ' S H o m e $4900.00 Cash, gets you care, anything. 662-643the prize call 662-296- 6892. MUST SALE! 24X60 3+2, 5923 Extra nice, Fireplace in living, separate dinning HAULING room, master bath has WANTED TO BUY 0786 BIG D'S Hauling, LLC. separate tub & shower, REAL ESTATE Owner, Dale Brock. 648 plenty of cabinets in kitchen, Must be moved I PAY Top Dollar for C R 6 0 0 , W a l n u t , M S $21,900 call 662-401-1093 used mobile homes. Call 38683. If you need it 662-296-5923. hauled, give us a call! 1901-734-7660.


U.S. Savings Bonds are gifts with a future.


20" BOSS wheels on 4 Falken tires, 5 lugs, $400. 662-643-3565 or 662-415-8549.


HOME IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR CINDY'S Interior Paint Design. Call for estimates. 662-617-5103


DIVORCE WITH or without children $125. Includes name change and property settlement agreement. SAVE hundreds. Fast and easy. Call 1-888-733-7165 24/7.





BUTLER, DOUG: Foundation, floor leveling, bricks cracking, rotten wood, basements, ELDERLY CARE shower floor. Over 35 yrs. exp. Free est. RETIRED LPN available to 731-239-8945 o r care for elderly or sick. Call 662-340-0546 662-284-6146.


1607 South Harper Rd Corinth MS 38834

email: 662-287-6111



1986 Ford 3910 tractor w/loader, diesel, power steering, roll bar, 593 actual hours. $10,500. 731-926-0006.



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



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

for only


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

731-689-4050 or 901-605-6571

SUMMER FUN! 20 ft. Maxum ski boat, 305 V-8, runs great,trailer & cover included $


662-212-4192 OR 286-3860



1991 Mariah 20’ ski boat, 5.7 ltr. engine, new tires, $6700. 662-287-5893, leave msg. & will return call.




2002 G3 Suncatcher

20’ pontoon, river ready, 4 fishing seats, 2 live wells, Minn Kota trolling mtr., Lowrance fish graph, 60 HP Yamaha, bench w/ storage space & table. $




1984 CORVETTE 383 Stroker, alum. high riser, alum. heads, headers, dual line holly, everything on car new or rebuilt w/new paint job (silver fleck paint).

$9777.77 Call Keith 662-415-0017.




2003 Lexus IS 300

6 cylinder, 5-speed automatic, pearl white w/tan leather, sunroof, new tires, 6 disc CD player, fully loaded, 120,000 miles.

$8150 662-665-1995.

2011 Nissan Max-S $19,000 Loaded, Silver Ext., Dark Int, C/D Changer, Sunroof. 60,000 Mi.



228k miles.

$2500 obo.

662-643-6005 864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S


‘06 Ford Expedition, LTD., 58K miles, loaded,



condition, 2K under KBB. $14,000.

$7,000 OBO

(662)415-0223, leave message

Call or text 956-334-0937



Approx 104,000 mi, 4 cylinder, automatic, AC, stereo, Sound Bar, all maintenance records kept. All original w/almost new top, 4 dr with pulling pkg., looks & drives like new, luka resident,

$8,400. 256-577-1349

1977 Chevy Big 10 pickup,



fully loaded, DVD/ CD system, new tires, mileage 80,700, climate controlled air/heat, heat/ cool power seats.

orig. owner, very good to excellent


2004 Nissan Murano, black, 120k miles, loaded, adult driver, garage kept, Bose, leather, exc. cond.,

long wheel base, rebuilt & 350 HP engine & auto. trans., needs paint & some work.



2008 Travel Trailer Gulf Stream Ultra-lite, 26’, rarely used, queen bed w/super slide, sleeps 6, built-in 32” flat screen w/ceiling surround sound.

$14,000 OBO 731-727-5573

Excaliber made by Georgi Boy

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


$10,500. 662-284-6559.



$1200 OBO

2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 19,800 miles, garage kept w/all service records, 38 mpg, tinted windows & XM radio. Asking $17,500. 662-594-5830.


1984 CHRYSLER LEBARON convertible, antique tag, 39,000 actual miles.



Advertise your CAR, TRUCK, SUV, BOAT, TRACTOR, MOTORCYCLE, RV & ATV here for $39.95 UNTIL SOLD! Ad should include photo, description and price. PLEASE NO DEALERS & NON-TRANSFERABLE! NO REFUNDS. Single item only. Payment in advance. Call 287-6147 to place your ad.


1983 NISSAN DATSUN 280 ZX Turbo, exc. cond.

$5000. 662-415-1482





1991 Ford Econoline Van, 48,000 miles, good cond., one owner, serious interest. $6500 287-5206.

2000 Ford F-350

super duty, diesel, 7.3 ltr., exc. drive train, 215k miles, excellent, great mechanical condition”.



2007 Ford F-150

extended cab, new tires, all power, towing pkg.



2012 STARCRAFT CAMPER Fiberglass 18’ bunk house, gray & black water tanks, cable ready w/TV. Will consider trade for small tractor w/mower




$2150 CALL: 287-5049 OR 287-1221

1987 Honda CRX, 40+ mpg, new paint, new leather seat covers, after market stereo, $3250 obo.

‘07 30’ Flagstaff Super Lite, 5th wheel

6800 lb. 1/2 ton towable, super slide, never set out in weather, like new inside & out, super nice RV. $13,200 with hitch. 662-287-5926 or 662-643-8632 (Corinth near Walmart)



16’+2’ Vee Nose, tandom axle, elec. breakes frame jack, 12V, light, gravel guard, ramp door, side door, carpeted. $3800.




Cruisemaster Motorhome by Georgieboy, 1997 GM 454 ci chassie, 37’ with slider, 45,000 miles with white Oak interior. $19,500. $14,999 662-808-7777 or 662-415-9020


2011 CANYON SLE PICKUP Almost every option avail, new topper & tow pkg, like new, all maintenance records, original window sticker. luka resident

$18,000 256-577-1349

2004 Ford F350 work truck, V10, underbed tool boxes, towing package, DVD. $8600 obo. Truck is in daily use. Please call for appt. to see,

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



2001 Chevy Venture mini-van, exc. mech. cond.


731-239-4108 340-626-5904. 340-626-5904.

2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

V-6, auto., power windows, hard top, Sirius radio w/nav cd, dvd, very clean & well maintained. 49,400k mi.

$21,300. O.B.O. 662-396-1705 or 284-8209

2002 Chevrolet Z-71,4-dr., 4W.D., Am.Fm cass./CD, pewter in color, $6200. 662-643-5908 or 662-643-5020

1995 DUTCHMAN CAMPER (CLASSIC) 32 ft. - Needs a little TLC. Queen bed in front, bunks in back. $2,500. SOLD “AS IS”

662-415-7407 662-808-4557


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

$75,000. 662-287-7734

$85,000 662-415-0590

Mtr. & Trans., New Tires, Must See

$10,500 $9,000 $12,000

662-415-8623 or 287-8894

‘07 Dolphin LX RV, 37’

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

2000 Custom Harley Davidson

2012 BENNCHE BIG HORN500 EFI Side mirrors, blinkers, horn, 2 & 4 W.D., diferential, Ext. warranty to 2016, only 600 mi., Excellent condition.



1500 Goldwing Honda 78,000 original miles, new tires.



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