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Veterans face growing obstacle with PTSD BY BRANT SAPPINGTON

America's veterans face numerous challenges in returning to their normal lives and for a growing number of those veterans a major obstacle is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is brought on by any traumatic experience, explained Alcorn County Veterans Service

Officer Pat Ray. For veterans that trigger is often experiences in combat, but the disorder can also be caused by any significant traumatic experience such as an assault, an automobile accident, a rape or any other similar experience. The United States Veterans Administration has set aside June as PTSD Awareness Month

in an effort to reach out to veterans and the community with information on the disorder and the wide variety of resources available to help veterans cope with its devastating impact. Ray said she is seeing more and more veterans coming into her office who are suffering with the disorder, many who may not even realize it.

Fat Girl Returns Prentiss County native set to release third installment in best-selling series BY BRANT SAPPINGTON

“We are seeing a lot, a lot of PTSD,she said. When left untreated PTSD can lead to a wide variety of problems. Sufferers may experience flashbacks to the traumatic experience. They can suffer from intense anxiety, fear or depression. Many also struggle with severe bouts of anger. They often find themselves either

deliberately or subconsciously separating themselves from the people they are close to in their lives and many get into trouble attempting to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. “It's actually debilitating and it not only affects the veteran, it affects the family,said Ray. Please see VETERANS | 2A

Modern Woodmen remain strong after 130 years of business

Everyone’s favorite big-mouthed Southern girl is back next month as Ace Jones travels the “Mad Fat Road to Happiness” in the latest novel from Prentiss County native Stephanie McAfee. “Down and Out in Bugtussle: The Mad Fat Road to Happiness”, the third installment in McAfee’s best-selling series hits the shelves on July 2 and the author will visit Tupelo on July 12 at 4 p.m. for a signing event and celebration at Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore. The new adventure brings Ace back to her small Southern McAfee hometown of Bugtussle, Miss. as she seeks to put her life back together after breaking off her engagement with her fiancee and seeing her dream life in Florida go up in flames. Ace wants everything to be just like it was before, but it’s not to be as a pretty young newcomer has taken her former job at the local high school with no plans to give it up. Her efforts to find peace lead her to try to restore her grandmother’s gardens, but the project sparks a search for answers when she discovers a collection of old love letters in her grandmother’s gardening book hinting at an unknown secret life. McAfee said the book is filled with Jones’ trademark attitude and humor and she believes fans of the first two books will love the latest chapter in the saga. “I really think this is the best one yet,” she said. McAfee’s own story has been as big a whirlwind as that of her trademark character. A native of Prentiss County who graduated from Booneville High School


and taught school in the county for five years before moving to Colorado in 2007 with her husband who was in the U.S. Army, the author found a labor of love in the creation of her first novel. Mixing her small town roots with a sharp wit and a feisty attitude, her unique view of the craziness of small town life resulted in her debut novel “Diary of Please see MCAFEE | 2A

Modern Woodmen of America reports continued growth in 2012, according to recently compiled results for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012. “After 130 years, Modern Woodmen is still strong and secure,” said local Modern Woodsmen representative Jonathan Marsh. “The 2012 financial results show that the organization is flourishing, which is a benefit to Modern Woodmen members in Mississippi.” Highlights of the year included a 12 percent growth in life insurance. Also during 2012, the fraternal financial organization's assets exceeded $12 billion and membership increased to more than 773,000. Throughout the year Modern Woodmen’s fraternal expenditures contributed $28.9 million to support programs in member communities nationwide. One of the most important developments of the year was the 12 percent increase in new life insurance issued, for a total of $3.4 billion.

“We believe life insurance is the key to protecting members’ financial futures,” said Marsh. “Modern Woodmen’s Planning for Life system gives us the tools to help members plan for all stages of life and evaluate their own unique financial needs.” Life insurance in force — the total amount of life insurance owned by members to protect their families in case of premature death — increased to $35.5 billion. Over 2012 the organization’s assets increased by 7.6 percent, reaching nearly $12.4 billion. Assets are primarily invested in high-quality, low-risk corporate and government bonds. “Modern Woodmen has always been conservative in its investment practices,” Marsh pointed out. “This serves the organization well and protects members in all economic climates.” The fraternal expenditures supporting Modern Woodmen’s family-oriented member benefits and programs grew to $28.9 million in 2012. These benefits include disaster Please see WOODMEN | 3A

KHS graduate leaves mark with mural BY BOBBY J. SMITH

Kara Reynolds graduated from the Alcorn County School District and is moving on to college in the fall — but nobody can say she didn’t leave a mark. Last week the Kossuth grad completed an expansive mural at the Alcorn Career and Technology Center. Located in the Information Technology classroom, the mural depicts the familiar features of a Microsoft

Windows desktop surrounded by computers, printers, a swirling ribbon of binary code and other representations of technology. Reynolds began the project in early May. She worked almost every day of the week during the hours the Career and Technology Center is open. “It took me a little bit to figure out what I wanted to paint,” said Reynolds. “Then it came to me, and I knew I wanted to incorporate the things we

do in class.” Using acrylic paints, Reynolds drew the outline for the mural in freehand and painted Please see MURAL | 3A Submitted photo

Kossuth grad Kara Reynolds puts the finishing touches on a mural in the Information Technology classroom at the Alcorn Career and Technology Center.

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a Mad Fat Girl”. Originally published as an electronic book on and other sites, the novel quickly caught the attention of major publishers and led to a multi-book deal with New York-based Penguin Group and a quick rise to the top of the charts for the smalltown Southern girl. Her next book in the series, “Happily Ever Madder”, was released last year and found similar success

as readers clamored for more of her trademark humor and sharp observations. At the center of it all has been her heroine, Graciella “Ace” Jones, a bigmouthed, trouble-making Southern belle whose larger than life persona and willingness to say whatever is on her mind regardless of the consequences has resonated with readers across the country. McAfee said she created Jones with the goal of mak-

ing a character everyone could connect with. She faces the same challenges and beneath the outsized personality deals with the same struggles everyone does. “I really really wanted her to be a character that people could relate to,” she said. Jones also gives voice to many of the thoughts most people keep buried inside. “Everybody has a little bit of Ace Jones in their personality. She’s kind of a

War II. Many years ago veterans suffering from what is now known as PTSD were simply said to have “shell shock” and there weren't a lot of options to help them deal with their experiences. That's all changed now, said Ray. The Veterans Administration offers free help to veterans dealing with PTSD including access to medical professionals such as doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists in both one-on-one and

group settings, support groups that allow veterans to share their experiences with others who have gone through the same trauma, and much more. There can also be financial benefits available to veterans whose PTSD is determined to be directly related to their military service. The first step in getting help is to reach out for it, said Ray. The Veterans Service Office staff is available to help veterans and their families navigate the VA system and connect them with the help they need and all the benefits they're entitled to. “We'll sit down with them, talk with them and encourage them,said Ray. The staff will help with all aspects of the process including filling out paperwork, making appointments and helping arrange transportation if necessary. They are there full-time to help veterans get access to all the benefits they've earned by serving their country. Ray emphasized that all consultations with her office are strictly confiden-

release,” said the author. McAfee said the past two years since the release of the first novel have been a whirlwind and she’s just now been able to take some time off and start thinking about the next chapter in her life. “I feel like I’ve been running to catch up,” she said. That next chapter will include the Mad Fat Girl, at least for one more book. “There’s at least one more. There may be more. Her story’s just not done

yet,” she said. She’s also already planning future projects including a humorous look at relationships between men and women and another novel or series of novels with a new cast of characters. She also stays busy connecting with readers on Facebook at and on her blog which can be found through her Facebook page. McAfee said she gets

back to the area regularly to visit family and friends and she’s excited about the upcoming event at Reeds. She said she’s extremely grateful for the strong support she’s been given from her hometown friends and understands she has the opportunity to live the life she does because of that support. “Thank you. Thank you for the support and for the encouragement. I couldn’t be where I am without it,” she said.


The veterans service office staff has been trained to help spot the symptoms of PTSD and has access to a vast array of resources that can help those struggling with it to get their lives back on track. Ray said she is seeing PTSD symptoms in veterans of all ages, from those who have served in the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to older veterans who served in Vietnam or even World

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trauma in their lifetime. How common is PTSD?. For Veterans and people who have been through violence and abuse, the number is higher. (Taken from This 6) Expand your understanding. Learn site is a one-stop portal for information about assessment and how to find out and resources related to PTSD for veterif someone has PTSD. Complete a brief ans and their families.) 1) Know more about PTSD. Underchecklist or take an online screen to see if stand common reactions to trauma and a professional evaluation is needed. when those reactions might be PTSD. 7) Share PTSD information. Share 2) Challenge your beliefs about treathandouts, brochures, or wallet cards ment. PTSD treatment can help. We now about trauma and PTSD. have effective PTSD treatments that can make a difference in the lives of people 8) Meet people who have lived with with PTSD. PTSD. Visit AboutFace, an online gallery 3) Explore the options for those with dedicated to Veterans talking about how PTSD. Find out where to get help for PTSD PTSD treatment turned their lives around. and learn how to choose a therapist. Also 9) Take advantage of technology. see our Self-Help and Coping section secDownload PTSD Coach mobile app and tion to learn about peer support and other treatment companion apps in the National coping strategies. 4) Reach out. Make a difference.You Center for PTSD’s growing collection of can help a family member with PTSD, inmobile offerings. cluding assisting your Veteran who needs 10) Keep informed. Get the latest inforcare. Know there is support for friends mation about PTSD. Sign up for our PTSD and family too. Monthly Update, or connect with us on 5) Know the facts. More than half of US adults will experience at least one Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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formation, call them at 662-286-7744. For more information on PTSD and resources available through the Veterans Administration, visit www.





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Today in History Today is Sunday, June 23, the 174th day of 2013. There are 191 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the Republican convention in Chicago, effectively making him the first black candidate to have his name placed in nomination for U.S. president. (The nomination went to Benjamin Harrison.)

On this date: In 1757, forces of the East India Company led by Robert Clive won the Battle of Plassey, which effectively marked the beginning of British colonial rule in India. In 1812, Britain, unaware that America had declared war against it five days earlier, rescinded its policy on neutral shipping, a major issue of contention between the two countries. In 1860, a congressional resolution authorized creation of the United States Government Printing Office, which opened the following year. In 1931, aviators Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on a round-the-world flight that lasted eight days and 15 hours. In 1938, the Civil Aeronautics Authority was established. In 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Harry S. Truman’s veto of the TaftHartley Act, designed to limit the power of organized labor. In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin held the first of two meetings at Glassboro State College in New Jersey. In 1969, Warren E. Burger was sworn in as chief justice of the United States by the man he was succeeding, Earl Warren. In 1972, President Richard Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation. (Revelation of the tape recording of this conversation sparked Nixon’s resignation.) President Nixon signed into law Title IX, which barred discrimination on the basis of sex for “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” In 1988, James E. Hansen, a climatologist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told a Senate panel that global warming of the earth caused by the “greenhouse effect” was a reality. In 1993, in a case that drew widespread attention, Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he’d allegedly raped her. (John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.) Canada’s Senate ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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JACKSON — A federal judge has upheld Mississippi's cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The ruling came in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman and her unborn baby who died after being denied potential lifesaving treatment at a hospital on the Choctaw Reservation in Neshoba County. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves applied the caps in the case, finding that his hands were tied and the Mississippi Supreme Court would likely find the caps constitutional. But Reeves found fault with the caps and what he perceived as their unfairness. “All grief is not equal. All pain cannot be reduced to a one-size-fitsall sum. In Mississippi, though, one's suffering at the hands of a health care provider is worth no more than half a million dollars, no matter how egregious, and no matter if your suffering leads to your death, your unborn child's death, and leaves your children orphans. This is offensive,” Reeves wrote on June 13 in upholding the limits. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson did not respond to a request for comment nor did the Mississippi attorney general's office. Michael T. Jaques, an attorney for plaintiff Kathy Clemons, said an appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is being considered. “This is a unique case in that it was the judge — not a jury — that awarded the damages against the United States in an amount that would compensate the victims for their loss,” Jaques said. Clemons sued the U.S. government in 2010 after the death of her daughter, Tiara Clemons, and Clemons' unborn grandchild. Clemons argued that her daughter was denied potential lifesaving care by doctors at the emergency room of the Choctaw Health Center on the reservation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. The

Choctaw Health Center operated under rules of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service. Tiara Clemons eventually was transferred to a Jackson hospital where she and the unborn child died. The government admitted, in court documents, that the care provided at the health center “did not comply with, and fell below, the standard of care” that should have been provided. The government said the breaches of the standard of care were the proximate cause of the deaths of Tiara Clemons and her child. With that admission, the case turned to the issue of economic and non-economic damages. Punitive damages are disallowed in the federal courts. In an Oct. 30, 2012, ruling, Reeves awarded $5.45 million in noneconomic damages and $1.8 million in economic damages. However, before making the award final, Reeves asked both sides to address the question of Mississippi's tort limits. Mississippi's $1 million cap on noneconomic damages applies to what a jury can award someone for such things as pain and suffering. The limits on damages were adopted by Mississippi lawmakers after years of contentious wrangling. Noneconomic damages under Mississippi law do not include punitive damages. There is no cap on damages for economic losses, such as how much the person could have expected to earn in his or her lifetime or for such things as continuing medical expenses. Reeves allowed Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to intervene in the case. In court documents, the attorney general's office argued that Mississippi's cap on noneconomic damages had never been found unconstitutional and state courts elsewhere have upheld such limits on the amount of noneconomic damages recoverable in medical malpractice cases.

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Highway 72 traffic was disrupted Saturday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash at the Parkway Street intersection. The crash happened in the westbound lane shortly before 3 p.m., when a 1999 Mercury Mountaineer — driven by 25-year-old Glen resident Kevin Lambert — drove into the rear of a Chevrolet Trailblazer — driven by Frances Bennett, 22, of Corinth — while Bennett was stopped for the traffic light. EMS responded to the scene, but the drivers were not seriously injured and both refused treatment.

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over the preliminary drawings. While she is proud of the work she did and happy to leave her mark on the Career and Tech Center, Reynolds said she is also happy that all the work is done. “She has put so much volunteer time on this project and is a very deserving student,” said Jennifer Koon, CTE counselor at the Alcorn Career and Technology Center. Reynolds is the daughter of Kerry Reyn-

olds of Kossuth. She has enrolled as a freshman at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where she plans to major in Liberal Arts. She completed instructor Donnie Bates’ Information Technology Program at the Alcorn Career and Technology Center. She also served as a student intern during her senior year through the Career Pathway Experience (CPE) program. She is a member of the National Technical Honor Society at ACTC.



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No tax increase requested by Alcorn School District To the editor On behalf of the Alcorn School District, I would like to thank the citizens of Alcorn County for your personal and your financial support. The Alcorn School District strives to be a good steward of the citizens’ tax dollars. The Alcorn School District Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff, and I are diligently planning to utilize each dollar that is allocated to meet the demands of the state and federal government in educating every child. The difficult economic times that our state and community are facing makes this task extremely important. Our teachers, staff, and administration are dedicated and establish goals that are in the best interest of the children of the Alcorn School District. We are blessed to have caring employees that are willing to go the extra mile daily to insure that these goals are attained for every child to meet their true potential and reap the rewards of academic success. I would like to clarify the advertisement for the Alcorn School District tax effort that was published in the Daily Corinthian on June 13 and June 20, 2013. Mississippi Code of 1972 Section 37-57-104 specifies the requirement for the advertisement. Please, note that the county government sets the millage rate based on the school district’s dollar request. The Alcorn School District is not requesting a dollar amount increase. The actual millage rates will not be known until September of this year when the county sets the rate based on the tax collections received. The Alcorn School District is committed to being a positive influence in promoting economic improvement for our county. The Alcorn School District Board of Education and I would like to invite all of you to the Alcorn School District Budget Hearing on Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m. in the Alcorn School District Board Room. Thank you once again for your continued support and the opportunity to serve the children of the Alcorn School District. Gina Rogers Smith Alcorn School District Superintendent of Education

Prayer for today Father, we thank You for Jesus who keeps a firm grip on us allowing no enemy to snatch us out of His hand. Amen.

A verse to share “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

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The Palin Doctrine nails it on Syria On U.S. military intervention in Syria's civil war, where “both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line 'Allahu akbar' ... I say let Allah sort it out.” So said Sarah Palin to the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. And, as is not infrequently the case, she nailed it. Hours later, Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times, at length, echoed Palin: “Those who are urging the US to get more deeply involved in the Syrian conflict now are living in the past.” Four fundamental changes make it “no longer realistic, or even desirable, for the US to dominate” the Middle East as we did from the Suez crisis of 1956 through the Iraq invasion of 2003. The four changes: the failures of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, the Great Recession, the Arab Spring and emerging U.S. energy independence. Indeed, with $2 trillion sunk, 7,000 U.S. troops dead, 40,000 wounded, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans dead, and millions of refugees, what do we have to show for this vast human and material waste? Can a country with an economy limping along, one that has run four consecutive deficits in excess of $1 trillion, afford another imperial adventure? On the Shiite side of the Syrian civil war are Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Hezbollah and

Syrian President Bashar Assad. On the Sunni side are the al-Qaidaaffiliated Jabal-Nusra, Pat hat Sunni jihadists Buchanan from across Middle Columnist the East, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Is victory for either side worth yet another U.S. war? Ought we not stand back and ask: What vital interest is imperiled here? And even if Americans favor one side or the other, how lasting an impact could any U.S. intervention have? The region is in turmoil. Since the Tunisian uprising that dethroned an autocratic ally, dictators have fallen in Egypt and Libya. There have been a Shiite revolt in Bahrain, a civil war in Yemen and a civilsectarian war in Syria that has cost 90,000 lives. Iraq is disintegrating. Al-Qaida is in Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, the Maghreb region and Mali. Now the muezzin's call to religious war is heard. “How could 100 million Shiites defeat 1.7 billion (Sunnis)?” roared powerful Saudi cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, calling for a Sunni-Shiite war. AlQaradawi denounces Assad's Alawite sect as “more infidel than Christians and Jews” and calls Hezbollah “the party of the devil.” “Everyone who has the abil-

ity and has training to kill ... is required to go” to Syria, said alQaradawi. In Afghanistan, the Taliban have made a comeback, and the United States is negotiating with the same crowd we sent an army to oust in 2001. And the press reports we will be leaving behind $7 billion in U.S. military vehicles and equipment when we depart. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the most successful Turkish leader since Kemal Ataturk, appears to have lost his mandate, with hundreds of thousands pouring into streets and squares both to denounce and to defend him. The United States, says Rachman, “has recognised that, ultimately, the people of the Middle East are going to have to shape their own destinies. Many of the forces at work in the region -- such as Islamism and Sunni-Shia sectarianism -- are alarming to the West but they cannot be forever channelled or suppressed.” Did those clamoring today for intervention in Syria learn nothing from Ronald Reagan's intervention in an earlier Arab civil war, the one in Lebanon? Result: 241 dead Marines, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut bombed and hostages taken. Reagan left office believing his decision to put Marines in Lebanon was his greatest mistake. And to retrieve those hostages, he acceded to a transfer of weapons to Iran, an action that almost broke his presidency. Yet it is not only in the

Middle East that we are “living in the past,” in a world long gone. As Ted Galen Carpenter writes in Chronicles, under NATO we are committed to go to war with Russia on behalf of 27 nations. If Russia collides with Estonia or Latvia over the treatment of their Russian minorities, we fight Russia. For whose benefit is this commitment? Today Japan spends 1 percent of its gross domestic product on defense. Yet the USA is committed to go to war to defend not only the home islands but the Senkaku islets and rocks in the East China Sea that China also claims. Are the Senkakus really worth a war with China? NATO was established to defend Europe. Yet Europe spends less on its own defense than we do. Sixty years after the Korean War, we remain committed to defend South Korea against North Korea. Yet South Korea has an economy 40 times as large as North Korea's. Former Rep. Ron Paul asks: Why, when U.S. debt is larger than our GDP and we are running mammoth annual deficits, are we borrowing money abroad to give away in foreign aid? Good question. As for those ethnic, sectarian and civil wars raging across the Middle East, let Allah sort it out. (Daily Corinthian columnist Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”)

Nothing to talk about with the Taliban After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is refusing to take part in the “peace” talks. President Obama says there will be “a lot of bumps in the road” during the talks. More like sinkholes. The history of talks with Middle East terrorist groups, apparently, has taught us little. It appears such groups use talks like these to mostly re-arm and/or advance their cause until they can either get back to the killing field or enforce their political and religious will on the masses. What is there to talk about with the Taliban? How can any “infidel” Western diplomat believe anything they say about “peace,” since their definition of the word is likely much different than ours? The Koran teaches that it’s permitted to lie to infidels in order to achieve Islamic goals. It’s called “Altaqiyya.” “Taqiyya (deception) is of fundamental importance in

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Islam,” writes Raymond Ibrahim for the Middle East Forum. “Practically every Islamic Cal sect agrees to Thomas it and practices it. We can go Columnist so far as to say that the practice of taqiyya is mainstream in Islam, and that those few sects not practicing it diverge from the mainstream. ... Taqiyya is very prevalent in Islamic politics, especially in the modern era.” (http://www.meforum. org/2095/islams-doctrinesof-deception.) Before 9/11, I attended an event in New York hosted by some female celebrities who wished to draw attention to the plight of Afghan women. I heard stories from female doctors and teachers about how the Taliban had made women’s lives miserable. They were not permitted to leave the house, unless accompanied by a male relative. A male relative had to deposit their bus fare in the coin box. Women were banned from working in

public places. Women had to wear a burqa if they went outside and the windows in their homes had to be covered so no one could see inside. Girls and women were not allowed to attend publicly funded schools. That is only a partial list of restrictions. According to various reports, there are others: Women are denied access to basic health care, but when they do get it, they cannot be treated by male doctors (this restriction extends to children); no exposed ankles, no laughing loudly or wearing shoes that make noise when they walk, no white socks, no makeup or nail polish. Women cannot use public taxis without being accompanied by male relatives and they must use special female-only buses whose windows are draped with curtains so no one on the street can see the passengers. Failing to adhere to these rules leads to public beatings, whippings, verbal abuse and even death. There’s more, but I don’t have the space. According to RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, the Taliban has

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also issued a general ban -- for both men and women -- on listening to music, watching movies, television and videos or celebrating the traditional new year. If you were given a non-Islamic name, you have to change it to an Islamic one. Certain games are banned, including kite flying. “NonMuslim minorities must wear a badge or stitch a yellow cloth onto their clothing to differentiate them from the majority Muslim population,” writes RAWA. Now what does that remind you of? If the Taliban view things like exposed ankles and white socks as horrors offensive to their god, how do so-called infidels, whom they consider worthy of death, negotiate with them? If such twisted ideas are accepted as doctrine, what could the Taliban possibly give up in negotiations ... and in exchange for what? Furthermore, if we reach an agreement with them, how will we know they’re even telling the truth? (Readers may e-mail Daily Corinthian columnist Cal Thomas at

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Health law causing shortage of doctors COLUMBUS, Ohio — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the federal health care law next year. Doctors could face a backlog, and patients could find it difficult to get quick appointments. Attempts to address the provider gap have taken on increased urgency ahead of the law’s full implementation Jan. 1, but many of the potential solutions face a backlash from influential groups or will take years to bear fruit. Lobbying groups representing doctors have questioned the safety of some of the proposed changes, argued they would encourage less collaboration among health professionals and suggested they could create a two-tiered health system offering unequal treatment. Bills seeking to expand the scope of practice of dentists, dental therapists, optometrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and others have been killed or watered down in numerous states. Other states have proposed expanding student loan reimbursements, but money for doing so is tight. Â

Wing walker, pilot killed at air show CINCINNATI — A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker instantly, authorities said. The crash of the 450 HP Stearman happened at around 12:45 p.m. at the Vectren Air Show at Dayton International Airport. No spectators were hurt. A video posted on WHIO-TV shows the plane turn upside-down as the performer sits on top of the wing. The plane then tilts and crashes to the ground, erupting into flames as spectators screamed. Ian Hoyt, an aviation photographer and licensed pilot from Findlay, was at the show with his girlfriend. He told The Associated Press he was taking photos as the plane passed by and had just raised his camera to take another shot. “Then I realized they were too low and too slow. And before I knew it, they hit the ground,�

he said. Â

Obama administration warns Hong Kong WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Saturday sharply warned Hong Kong against slowwalking the extradition of Edward Snowden, reflecting concerns over a prolonged legal battle before the government contractor ever appears in a U.S. courtroom to answer espionage charges for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs. A formal extradition request to bring Snowden to the United States from Hong Kong could drag through appeal courts for years and would pit Beijing against Washington at a time China tries to deflect U.S. accusations that it carries out extensive surveillance on American government and commercial operations. The U.S. has contacted authorities in Hong Kong to seek Snowden’s extradition, the National Security Council said Saturday in a statement. The NSC advises the president on national security. “Hong Kong has been a historically good partner of the United States in law enforcement matters, and we expect them to comply with the treaty in this case,â€? White House national security adviser Tom Donilon said in an interview with CBS News. He said the U.S. presented Hong Kong with a “good case for extradition.â€? However, a senior administration official issued a pointed warning that if Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, “it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong’s commitment to the rule of law.â€? The official was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and insisted on anonymity. Â

Medtronic insulin pump passes key test Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,� a de-



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vice that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed. A key component of such a system — an insulin pump programmed to shut down if bloodsugar dips too low while people are sleeping — worked as intended in a three-month study of 247 patients. This “smart pump,â€? made by Minneapolisbased Medtronic Inc., is already sold in Europe, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing it now. Whether it also can be programmed to mimic a real pancreas and constantly adjust insulin based on continuous readings from a blood-sugar monitor requires more testing, but doctors say the new study suggests that’s a realistic goal. “This is the first step in the development of the artificial pancreas,â€? said Dr. Richard Bergenstal, diabetes chief at Park Nicollet, a large clinic in St. Louis Park, Minn. “Before we said it’s a dream. We have the first part of it now and I really think it will be developed.â€? He led the companysponsored study and gave results Saturday at an American Diabetes Association conference in Chicago. They also were published online by the New England Journal of Medicine. Â

Supermoon shines brightly this weekend LOS ANGELES — A “supermoon� rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won’t be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it’s worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos.

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Parchman visitation resumes after stabbing JACKSON — Mississippi corrections officials say visitation is resuming for most units of the state penitentiary at Parchman. A June 11 stabbing death and a fight the following day in which 11 prisoners and five staffers were injured led officials to place the prison on lockdown. The Department of Corrections said Friday evening that visitation has resumed for minimum- and mediumsecurity prisoners and death row inmates. Visitations remain suspended in parts of one prison unit. The number of inmates affected was not released. Â

land’s request to buy six Lakota Helicopters with associated training and equipment. The estimated cost is $77 million. Cochran and Wicker, both R-Miss., say the sale of these aircraft has the potential to benefit the United States’ relationship with an important ally and to enhance the reputation of Mississippi’s manufacturing capabilities. The Lakota is manufacturer at the American Eurocopter plant at Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus. It is primarily used by the Army for noncombat missions including emergency response, border security, and light transport. Â

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JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has $1 million in grants available for local governments to create, improve or expand cooperative recycling programs. MDEQ says grants of up to $400,000 will be available to fund regional recycling projects by municipalities, counties, solid waste management authorities, local government recycling cooperatives, local government solid waste districts, or other joint local government organizations for the collection, processing and marketing of recyclables. Trudy Fisher, DEQ executive director, says the deadline for applications is Dec. 6. Â

JACKSON— U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are urging the government to approve the proposed sale of Mississippi-built Lakota helicopters to Thailand of Lakota Helicopters manufactured in Mississippi. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the government of Thai-

PRENTISS — Outdoors enthusiasts in Jefferson Davis County are returning to a popular lake that was closed for three years. Authorities had closed Jeff Davis Lake because its dam had become a hazard. “We needed to put a better slope on the back

Heroin, cash seized in bust LAUREL — Laurel police chief Tyrone Stewart says three people have been arrested in a drug bust that also resulted in the confiscation of a large amount of heroin and several thousand dollars in cash. Stewart told WDAM that two suspects were caught at the scene of an alleged Friday afternoon drug deal in south Laurel. Another suspect was arrested a short time later after a high speed chase. No injuries were reported. The suspects were awaiting a weekend court appearance. Â

Jeff Davis Lake reopens after 3 years

side of the dam,� said Richard Hathorn, who has managed the lake park since 2008. Hathorn said the back side of the old dam was too steep, which prevented park workers from cutting the trees and other plant growth that had sprung up over the years. Work to improve the dam led to an upgrade of the lake itself, and the surrounding camp ground, by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks,. “The department spent more than $1 million over a three-year period on upgrades,� said Hathorn. A new office with men’s and women’s restrooms was built, the boat ramp was rebuilt, courtesy piers were constructed, roads were repaved and the campground was improved, with 13 new camping pads with water and power. Once the dam was built and the water level was raised back to normal, the lake was restocked with bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Campers and fishermen are back now. And, The Hattiesburg American reports, they appear pleased. “It’s better now,� said Jeanette Tyler of Monticello, who was enjoying an afternoon of fishing last week. “They’ve restocked it better, and it’s a better fishing environment.� “I’ve been fishing in this lake a long time, and I never caught much of anything,� said Adell Brown, of rural Jeff Davis County, who was fishing off the rocks on the lake side of the dam. “But I’ve caught a few bream out here.� Most of the better fishing, though, is close to the camping and dock areas, where a group of partially submerged willow trees and bushes took root during the period when the lake was empty.

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State Briefs City runs out of money to mow vacant lots GREENVILLE — Greenville has run out of money to pay to mow the more than 600 vacant properties it owns. Carlon Williams, the city’s planning and zoning director, tells the Delta Democrat Times that of the $90,000 allocated for mowing this year only $79 remained this week. Williams said she has asked the city’s finance committee for more money. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30. Councilman Tommy Benson, who is on the finance committee, says the city is working on finding ways to fund mowing. While the city can’t give residents permission to go onto private property, Williams said residents can help by cleaning up vacant properties. “We are urging them as a community. They can make a decision to go and clean up proper-

ties in their community,” she said. “There is nothing else we can do.” Earlier this year when 94 parcels of tax-forfeited properties were put up for auction, Mayor John Cox said the city would reap financial benefits because those lots would be back on the tax rolls. He estimated the city would save about $4,500, which would go toward the upkeep of the remaining 500 or so vacant properties in the city. Several council members have raised concerns about the planning departments finances after having received numerous phone calls from constituents about uncut lawns.

Man killed outside lounge Friday VICKSBURG — Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace says he’s ready to start the legal effort to shut down a bar where a man was gunned down Friday. The man killed was

identified as 27-yearold Willie Swartz of the Vicksburg area. Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting, which happened in the gravel parking lot in front of a lounge on Warren County’s Lee Road. Pace told The Vicksburg Post he plans to meet with the district attorney Monday in hopes of getting a court order to close the Starlight Lounge. Pace said deputies have been called to the bar 21 times since January 2012 for disturbances that include shots fired and fights. A pattern must be established to make a case for closing the business, 9th Circuit District Attorney Ricky Smith said . “It appears that club tends to come up in numerous reports,” he said. “We’re pulling together a file to see if we have sufficient facts, but it would appear we are going to be going forward with that.”

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Rivers receding in Calgary; 3 dead in floods Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta — The two rivers that converge on the western Canadian city of Calgary are receding Saturday after floods devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands to evacuate. The flooding forced authorities to evacuate Calgary’s entire downtown and hit some of the city’s iconic structures hard. The Saddledome, home to the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames, was flooded up to the 10th row, leaving the dressing rooms submerged. Flames’ president and CEO Ken King said Saturday that the Saddledome is a “real mess,” with water still up to row 8 of the lower bowl. He said the flooding has caused a total loss on the event level with all mechanical equipment submerged under 15 feet (4.5 meters) of water. “If you were a hockey player walking out of the tunnel to the ice, you’d be underwater yourself,” he said during a press conference. Water lapped at the roof of the chuckwagon barns at the grounds of the Calgary Stampede, which is scheduled to start in two weeks. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi has said the city will do everything it can to make sure that the world-renowned party goes ahead. Bruce Burrell, director of the city’s emergency

management agency, said Saturday they are seeing improvements in the rivers. Dan Limacher, director of water services for the city, said the Elbow river is expected to recede by about 60 percent over the next two days, while the larger Bow river will recede by about 25 percent. The improving conditions Saturday morning prompted Calgary’s mayor to tweet: “It’s morning in Calgary! Sunny, water levels are down, and our spirit remains strong. We’re not out of this, but maybe have turned corner.” However, Nenshi said later Saturday that while the city may have turned a corner, there is still a state of emergency in effect. “Flows on Elbow and Bow (rivers) are dropping slowly. We do believe the peak has passed on the Elbow. However, water levels are still four times higher than 2005 flood levels,” he said during a press conference. Overflowing rivers on Thursday and Friday washed out roads and bridges, soaked homes and turned streets into dirt-brown waterways around southern Alberta. High River, southwest of Calgary, was one of the hardest-hit areas and remained under a mandatory evacuation order. Police said they have recovered three bodies in the town. It is estimated that half the people in the town of

13,000 experienced flooding in their homes. Police cut off access to most of the town and helicopters circled overhead. Abandoned cars lay submerged in water, while backhoes worked in vain to push water back from houses. Police asked residents who were forced to leave the High River area to register at an evacuation shelter. By Saturday morning, 485 evacuees had registered at the shelter in Nanton, south of Calgary, and 278 people were on the inquiry list. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Saturday that during rescue and evacuation efforts on Friday in the High River area, approximately 800 people were evacuated by helicopter along with 100-200 people rescued by various water craft. Ed Mailhot, a volunteer in High River, has been working to build a database of registered evacuees and those who are looking for them. Cellphone service was not restored until late Friday. “There are a lot of loved ones out there that people can’t find, or they don’t know where they are,” he said. “It’s still chaos.” Alberta Premier Alison Redford has warned that communities downstream of Calgary have not yet felt the full force of the floodwaters. Medicine Hat, downstream from Calgary, was under a mandatory evacuation order affecting 10,000 residents.

As the sun rose in Calgary on Saturday morning it wasn’t raining. Burrell said some of the 75,000 flood evacuees from more than 24 neighborhoods will be allowed back into their homes. He said the goal is to allow people from portions of six communities back into their homes on Saturday. Residents of a neighborhood in one of those communities — the high ground portion of Discovery Ridge —have already been allowed back. About 1,500 people in Calgary went to emergency shelters during the flooding, while the rest of those evacuated found shelter with family or friends, Nenshi said. Schools and courts were closed Friday. Transit service in the city’s core was shut down. Dale McMaster, executive vice president of ENMAX, Calgary’s power company, said Saturday that at least 30,000 customers remain without power. Calgary’s mayor said the downtown area remained off limits and employers will have to make arrangements to have staff work remotely until at least the middle of the week. “It is extremely unlikely that people will be able to return to those buildings before the middle of next week,” Nenshi said. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a Calgary resident, said he never imagined there would be

a flood of this magnitude in this part of Canada. “This is incredible. I’ve seen a little bit of flooding in Calgary before. I don’t think any of us have seen anything like this before. The magnitude is just extraordinary,” he said. “We’re all very concerned that if gets much more than this it could have real impact on infrastructure and other services longer term, so we’re hoping things will subside a bit.” The Conservative Party said Saturday that it has postponed its federal policy convention which was scheduled to begin Thursday at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary because of the floods. “There are neighborhoods under water, so there is a lot of work we have to do to rebuild,” said Michelle Rempel, a member of Parliament for Calgary Center. “Postponing the convention is the right thing to do for the people of Calgary.” Calgary, a city of more than a million people that hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, is the center of Canada’s oil industry. About 350,000 people work in downtown Calgary on a typical day. However, officials said very few people had to be moved out, since many heeded warnings and did not go to work Friday. A spokesman for Canada’s defense minister said 1,300 soldiers from a base in Edmonton were being deployed to the flood zone.

The Mounties added that approximately 200 additional Royal Canadian Mounted Police personnel were deployed Saturday from other parts of Alberta to assist with evacuation, rescue, traffic safety and security operations, It had been a rainy week throughout much of Alberta, but on Thursday the Bow River Basin was battered with up to four inches (10 centimeters) of rain. Environment Canada’s forecast called for more rain in the area, but in much smaller amounts. Calgary was not alone in its weather-related woes. Efforts were under way Saturday to move more than 2,000 people from their homes in a floodprone part of northeastern Saskatchewan because of rising water levels. Saskatchewan’s deputy emergency management commissioner Colin King said the water is going to rise to an unprecedented level in the Cumberland House area. The communities are downstream of where the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers meet and those rivers are swollen as floodwaters from Alberta head east. The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency said inflows on the South Saskatchewan River into Lake Diefenbaker are expected to be the highest ever recorded. The South Saskatchewan River is expected to rise six feet.

Zimmerman judge: No testimony on 911 call screams Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. — The judge in the murder trial of George Zimmerman said Saturday that prosecution audio experts who point to Trayvon Martin as screaming on a 911 call moments before he was killed won’t be allowed to testify at trial. The screams are crucial pieces of evidence because they could determine who the aggressor was in the confrontation before Zimmerman fatally shot the unarmed teenager. Martin’s family contends it was the teen screaming, while Zimmerman’s father has said it was his son. Judge Debra Nelson ruled that the methods used by the experts aren’t reliable. But her ruling doesn’t prevent the 911 calls from being played at trial. She reached the decision after hearing arguments that stretched over several days this month on whether to allow testimony from two prosecution experts. One expert ruled out Zimmerman as the screamer and another said it was Martin. Defense experts argued there was not enough audio to determine who the screams are coming from. Zimmerman’s attorneys also argued that the state experts’ analysis is flawed. Opening statements are set for Monday in the second-degree murder trial for the former neighborhood watch volunteer who says he fired on the black teenager in selfdefense last year. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty. The elimination of the audio experts will likely shorten the trial by a week. Before the ruling, attorneys had predicted the trial could last two to four weeks after opening statements. A spokeswoman for prosecutors didn’t immediately return an email Saturday. Audio experts from both sides testified at different times during the hearing, which stretched over three weeks. Voice experts were hired by lawyers and news orga-

nizations to analyze the calls, which were made during the confrontation between the two. The experts arrived at mixed conclusions. In deciding whether to admit the voice-recognition technology used by prosecution audio experts Tom Owen and Alan Reich, Nelson had to determine whether it

is too novel or whether it has been accepted by the scientific community atlarge. “There is no evidence to establish that their scientific techniques have been tested and found reliable,” the judge said in her ruling. Owen was hired by the Orlando Sentinel last year to compare a

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screams. He only compared Zimmerman’s voice to the 911 calls because he didn’t have a voice sample for Martin at the time.

“The screams don’t match at all,” Owen testified during the hearing. “That’s what tells me the screams aren’t George Zimmerman.”

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IdenixPh 3.56 NetElem n 5.33 Ebix Inc 9.52 MandDig rs 4.27 Multiband 2.81 Cleantech 4.74 Prothena n 12.06 TG Thera 6.62 EducMgmt 6.22 BonTon 17.68

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9 56.66 26 34.47 ... 4.00 40 7.98 10 79.11 19 63.26 14 41.72 19 16.88 30 12.69 ... 21.56 20 38.60 11 83.12 ... 9.82 ... 14.05 9 118.93 14 24.48 14 46.87 ... 5.08 21 39.76 17 39.77 ... 19.30 11 82.47 17 77.37 40 32.63 25 49.45 9 89.48 ... 24.53 ... 10.75 11 15.00 ... 6.83 18 15.28 9 28.16 17 23.36 ... 7.95 ... 11.13 ... 32.74 ... 37.41 ... 57.94 ... 95.98 12 24.20 13 195.46 9 51.96 21 95.78

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12 33.77 23 39.55 ... 24.90 18 97.23 37 34.65 ... 13.90 17 33.27 ... 10.46 18 28.06 ... 3.93 10 81.85 13 30.14 ... 15.91 21 80.13 15 28.46 ... 70.43 19 77.43 ... 3.17 11 9.10 ... 2.86 ... 159.07 ... 44.01 26 173.10 6 3.15 16 43.10 ... 6.97 ... 19.12 ... 2.78 ... 10.29 5 10.78 12 64.55 ... 37.85 ... 49.52 14 73.51 12 40.96 ... 5.72 30 27.42 10 9.28 ... 30.60 ... 30.79 ... 2.71

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Low SettleChange

Open High

Low SettleChange

CORN 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb.

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

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

673 673.75 597.75 599.75 559.75 565 570.25 575.50 577.75 581.50 581 587 573 574.50

660.25 590 553.75 564.50 572 577.50 568.25

661.75 -11.50 592 -6.25 556.25 -4.25 567 -4 573.75 -4.50 579.75 -4.75 570.75 -3.50

119.85 121.75 119.80 122.00 123.65 125.20 125.75 127.10 126.82 128.15 128.17 129.55 123.85 124.85

119.85 118.97 122.82 124.80 126.15 127.82 123.77

SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel

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

Jul 13 14971505.751488.75 Aug 13 1420.751428.75 1410 Sep 13 1325.501329.251312.50 Nov 13 1284.751285.251267.75 Jan 14 12861288.501271.75 Mar 14 1281.50 1286 1272 May 14 1280.751282.751268.25

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

1493.25 -4.25 1413.75 -7 1315.75 -9.75 1273.50 -11.50 1276.50 -12 1273.25 -10.50 1272.75 -8

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

700 704.50 707 711.50 719.50 723 733.25 735.75 741.75 745.25 747.25 750.25 754.50 755.25

696 698 702.75 705 714.50 717 728.50 731 739.75 740 742.50 745 750.50 750.50

99.82 100.05 98.12 98.25 85.20 85.20 82.00 82.30 83.90 84.10 85.50 85.80 90.25 90.50

99.22 96.87 82.67 79.82 82.45 84.00 90.25

121.25 121.60 125.12 127.10 128.00 129.55 124.70

+1.30 +1.60 +1.27 +1.18 +.98 +1.10 +.80

99.75 97.45 85.10 82.30 84.05 85.70 90.50

-.50 -.82 -.35 +.05 -.15 +.20 ...

COTTON 2 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. -2.50 -2.75 -2.75 -2.50 -2.75 -3 -3

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

85.00 ... 85.67 85.31 84.73 84.00 83.22

85.59 ... 85.99 85.46 84.91 84.32 84.21

84.21 ... 85.10 84.32 83.53 83.00 82.72

85.15 +.23 84.64 -.72 85.68 -.24 84.64 -.72 83.71 -1.28 83.11 -1.56 82.81 -1.85

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 Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt

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CI 178,281 10.69 LB 94,013 39.85 LB 79,014 146.52 LB 71,788 39.86 LB 70,047 146.71 LG 65,458 84.74 MA 62,932 18.88 LG 61,936 37.88 IH 61,908 53.72 LB 60,474 146.53 WS 50,067 38.79 LB 49,257 33.26 LB 48,404 39.86 CA 46,946 2.26 LV 46,913 140.84 MA 45,146 62.65 LV 44,871 35.05

-4.7 -4.5 -4.4 -4.5 -4.4 -5.1 -5.1 -5.0 -6.4 -4.4 -7.0 -5.0 -4.5 -5.0 -2.8 -3.9 -3.7

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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 NL 200,000,000 5.75 250 5.75 250 NL 5,000,000 4.25 1,000 NL 2,500 NL 50,000 5.75 250

BL -Balanced, GL -Global Stock, IL -International Stock, LC -Large-Cap Core, LG -Large-Cap Growth, LV Large-Cap Val., MT -Mortgage, SB -Short-Term Bond, SP -S&P 500, XC -Multi-Cap Core, XG -Multi-Cap Growth, XV -Multi-Cap Val.Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. NA = Not avail. NE = Data in question. NS = Fund not in existence. Source: Morningstar. Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: x = Ex cash dividend. NL = No up-front sales charge. p = Fund assets used to pay distribution costs. r = Redemption fee or contingent deferred sales load may apply. t = Both p and r. Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

DEL REY, Calif. — Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's produce aisles. So as he walks through his central California grove at harvest time, showing his two workers which trees to pick, his wife and daughter, Marcy and Nikiko, work a different side of the operation, preparing a recipe from the family's newly published cookbook. They saute fresh peach slices in butter and brandy, then whip heavy cream and pour wholegrain batter into a waffle iron, creating one of the dozens of dishes from “The Perfect Peach.� “The cookbook,� says Nikiko Masumoto, 27, who co-authored the book with her parents, “is a natural extension of what we've been trying to do for years on the farm: to use creative ways to share our story and galvanize people about our fruit.� Like the Masumotos, small-scale growers throughout the U.S. are looking for creative ways to set themselves apart as they find that survival requires more than just selling crops. Experts say these practices are shifting notions of how small farms operate. Since the little guys can't beat corporate giants on price or production, they're cashing in on something the big shots can't provide: an intimate, personal experience. Across the nation, family businesses are capitalizing on small farm culture by selling products such as jam, olive oil and lemonade. They're also writing books, hosting dinners and renting rooms. The ventures allow the public to share the experience and flavor of small farm life. “The opportunities for farmers are significant today, because many of us as eaters want to make the connection to the food system, the land and the farmer,� says Craig McNamara, founder and president of the Center for Land-Based Learning in Winters, Calif., which trains and mentors new farmers. In industry terms, it's called value-added agriculture, and statistics show the practice is growing. According to the most recent data available, farm operators generated $10 billion in 2007 from farm-related activities other than crop or livestock wholesale, an increase of nearly 80 percent from 2002. Value-added agriculture projects are “a way to have a product to sell year-round, even during winter months,� says Shermain Hardesty, leader of the small farm program at the University of California, Davis. “It reinforces farmers' connection to consumers,� says Hardesty, who teaches a popular class on the specialty food business. “And by getting involved in marketing their identities, they can expand their profitability.� The examples abound. Just south of Hood River, Ore., Draper Girls' Country Farm lets people pick their own fruit or rent a room, in addition to selling jams and jellies and cinnamon-sugar dried apples. The 40-acre farm also makes fresh nonpasteurized apple cider in its own mill. The Free Spirit Farm in Winters, Calif., grows produce on 7 acres and

delivers it directly to over 40 restaurant chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area. And the 40-acre Green Mountain Girls Farm in Northfield, Vt., which raises pastured goats, chickens, pigs and turkeys and grows vegetables and fruit trees, offers farm stays, cooking classes and workshops on how to milk goats and make cheese and yogurt. “Contemporary people are fairly distant from farms, so we're trying to reconnect them directly with family scale faming and rebuild their skills, so they can use them on a daily basis,� said farm co-owner Mari Omland. “We offer something deeply personal, highly authentic, hands on.� For the Masumotos, who have worked California's fields for four generations, it took time to figure out how to best sustain their operation as giant agribusinesses swallowed other family farms. The corporations that produce millions upon millions of pounds of fruit in the San Joaquin Valley take up massive tracts of land. Gerawan Farming, for example, controls 9,000 acres. And nearby Wawona Packing Co. grows stone fruit on 6,000 acres. The Masumotos, by comparison, produce stone fruit on just 25 acres. David Mas Masumoto switched to organics in the 1980s, but found that selling sustainablyfarmed fruit proved challenging in an era of perfectly uniform supermarket peaches. He wrote a book, “Epitaph for a Peach,� about the struggle to save his

heirloom peaches and way of life. And over the years, the family turned that unlikely crop and uncommon lifestyle into a hip, profitable business by involving consumers in the farm through stories. Each year, people from Los Angeles, San Francisco and beyond come to the farm to pick their own ripe fruit and spend the day interacting with the farmers. Masumoto writes a farming column for the local paper, and Nikiko Masumoto uses Twitter and Facebook to update the public about the harvest. The family hopes the cookbook adds to those efforts. In addition to recipes ranging from peach gazpacho to peach shortcake, the book includes essays that provide glimpses into a small farm's life and vulnerabilities — the sweat, the mistakes, even death.

It's an intentional effort, says Masumoto, because artisanal agriculture is highly personal and transparent when compared with the anonymity and homogeneity of corporate farming. “The new agriculture is about story-based farming. It cares about the community, the farmworkers and the environment,� Masumoto says. “The more we can differentiate from corporate farms, the more we can gain a new identity and be financially successful.�

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Retired friends join forces to start new lives together DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 60s. When I mentioned to a retired friend my desire to move to a Southern state known for economic friendliness toward retirees, I discovered she was thinking the same thing. We decided it would be good to buy a house together as tenants in common with rights of survivorship, and to share living expenses. Because I have no family and my friend has very little, neither of us cares what the survivor does with the house. Our main concern is whether or not we’re too old to make new friends and start a new life. It sounds exciting, but I’m wondering whether you or your readers have had any experience moving 1,000 miles away at this stage of life. — CONTEMPLATING CHANGE IN RHODE ISLAND DEAR CONTEMPLATING CHANGE: Change can be an exciting and stimulating experience, and many retirees have successfully relocated. However, and I cannot stress this too strongly, before heading off for the great unknown, you and your friend should consider renting a place for a year. It will give you a chance to gauge your compatibility and learn about the community before locking yourselves in with a mortgage. And if you haven’t already, each of

you should review your plans with an attorney of your own. D E A R ABBY: Is it proper for my and Abigail husband I to share a Van Buren meal when dining out with Dear Abby friends? Restaurant portions are quite large and we eat out most nights. We find sharing is better not only for our health but also for our waistlines. We usually order an appetizer, a salad, an entree, dessert, coffee and a nice bottle of wine. My husband tips 20 percent of the total of the check. I don’t want to offend my friends and I’d like your guidance in this matter. Thank you. — CAREFUL EATER IN CARMEL, IND. DEAR CAREFUL EATER: There is nothing rude about suggesting to your dinner companions that you ask the server for separate checks for the reason you stated. And congratulations on managing your portion control, which many health- and diet-conscious people are doing these days. Bon appetit! DEAR ABBY: I’m a single,

successful professional woman who carries her weight in one place — my belly. Despite many diets and exercise programs, I am unable to lose my belly. Because of this, I’m often mistaken for being pregnant. Strangers in shopping malls, at professional seminars and in hotels while traveling will ask me when I am due. My usual response is, “I’m not pregnant. I’m just chubby and need to hit the gym.” (The other evening, though, I responded, “Not soon enough!”) The last straw was at a recent book signing where the author wrote, “Enjoy your growing life.” Any thoughts? — NOT A BABY BUMP IN MILWAUKEE DEAR NOT A BABY BUMP: I do have a few. Have you considered wearing a foundation garment? If you already wear one, then I have more suggestions. First, discuss this with your doctor, a nutritionist and a personal trainer. And if they can’t help you, talk to a boardcertified plastic surgeon about liposuction. (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). You’ll ask yourself, “Am I living, or just existing?” You’ll push yourself to experience more. You’ll be uncomfortable at times too -- that’s how you’ll know you’re doing it right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s like everything is aligning to help you launch the new you. Your seriously playful approach to life is to blame for the constant ringing of your phone. Everyone wants to be around you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don’t settle for what other people call “excitement” or expect them to think your particular interest is exciting either. The thing that gets your heart racing is exactly what you should be pursuing. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Maybe it just seems like an ambitious project, but to you it’s something different -- a revolution. You have a rebellious spirit kicking in you today, though you’ll express it in a way that most people won’t recognize as rebellious. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Get

out your fish-eyed lens and focus wide. There may be some distortion around the edges, but your broader view of the possibilities is more important than the accuracy of that view right now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The person who tells you “my life is hard” is actually living a very cushy existence. What’s “hard” is being around people who are soft and weak without pointing out that others have it much worse. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can “call out” your own beliefs the same way you might “call out” a loved one for incorrectly spouting off. Don’t believe everything you think. And this week you can’t even believe everything you believe because doing so will limit your options. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The person who is overly concerned with what he or she is doing for you is acting out of insecurity. It is much more comfortable to be around the person who acts out of genuine

affection and is not so worried about keeping score. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Hosting is your gift. You are like a song that brings everyone together in perfect harmony. The details of the party have nothing to do with its success, except the detail of your warmth and smile. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Tiny troubles will be like tiny bubbles in a fizzy drink. One by one, they will rise to the surface and pop. You might find that without them things get a little flat. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s nothing like the exuberant fun you have with your first-choice person. If this can’t be arranged face-to-face, you’ll have just as much fun using the magic of technology together. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your thoughts drift to the way a relationship unfolded. Even though it wasn’t entirely awesome, there’s little you would change about it, even if you really could. There’s satisfaction in this reminiscence.

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Shorts Kossuth BBQ Fundraiser The 3rd Annual Kossuth BBQ Fundraiser will be held June 29 at the KHS Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Boston Butts are available for $30 while BBQ plates are $7. Plates include bbq, slaw, beans and dessert. Local delivery is available. To purchase in advance contact any Kossuth football player or coach, or call 662-665-2179.

Kossuth Booster Club The Kossuth Athletic Booster Club will meet June 24 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Several fundraising items and upcoming projects will be discussed.

Try Tennis The Northeast MS Tennis Association is looking for individuals interested in learning to play tennis or to improve on their skills. Through a grant from the United State Tennis Association, the group is planning several “Try Tennis” events for ages 10-75. The group will also provide 6 free lessons with a local pro player for adults who join the UTSA for the first time. The organization also hosts local leagues for kids and adults. To express interest, or for more information, contact Ginger Mattox at 808-9512 or Becky Demeo at 287-2395.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

MSU’s ’85 club casts shadow The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — The starstudded 1985 Mississippi State baseball team has cast a long shadow over every Bulldogs club that followed. Now the 2013 team is poised to do what no other Mississippi State team in any sport has done — win a national championship. “They feel like they’re on a mission,” Bulldogs coach John Cohen said Saturday. “They feel like things are coming together for them and they want it all.” The Bulldogs (51-18) will be playing a UCLA team going for its first title in baseball and the school’s NCAA-

Mississippi State’s 1985 squad was talent-laden with future major-league AllStars Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiero, Jeff Brantley and Bobby Thigpen, who led the 50-win Bulldogs to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships and then to Omaha, where they won two games under Ron Polk. record 108th in a team sport when the best-of-three College World Series finals begin Monday night. Mississippi State’s 1985 squad was talent-laden with future major-league All-Stars Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiero, Jeff Brantley and Bobby

Thigpen, who led the 50-win Bulldogs to Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships and then to Omaha, where they won two games under Ron Polk. Their images remain prominent around the baseball

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Rodriguez records his 300th save Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Two months ago, Francisco Rodriguez was out of baseball, hoping for a chance to get back to the major leagues. Given another opportunity by the Brewers in May, Rodriguez has made it pay off. He converted his sixth straight save Saturday — the 300th of his career — to help Milwaukee beat Atlanta Braves 2-0 for the second straight day. Rodriguez went 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA during the 2012 season and was released by the Brewers. “A lot of people thought that I was done, that I had retired,” he said. “People forgot that I was just 31- years-old. In my career, just last year was a really bad year. I know what I am capable of doing.” Rodriguez gave up one of the Braves’ four hits in becoming the 25th closer to reach the 300-save milestone. He was aided by a barehanded pickup and throw by shortstop Jean Segura to get leadoff hitter Jordan Shafer. Andrelton Simmons then singled, but Rodriguez got Jason Heyward to line out and Freddie Freeman struck out. After the strikeout, Rodriguez pumped his fist and pointed to the sky. Rodriguez, who began the season out of baseball, was signed by Milwaukee May 16. He has converted all six of his save opportunities and has not been scored upon in 15 of his 16 appearances. “It feels great,” Rodriguez said. “You have no idea how happy and excited I am. I have to continue working hard and hopefully play for many years to come.” Rodriguez said Segura’s play to start the ninth inning was key to his success on Saturday. “It was huge, especially with the score just 2-0,” he said. “Now I can go out there and attack them and put them away. That play definitely changed the whole inning.” Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed only two hits in 4 2-3 innings for Milwaukee. He struck out three and walked one in helping extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Hand did a great job for his first start. “He really mixed his pitches and threw a lot of strikes,” Roenicke said. Hand, whose made eight relief appearances this year, said his goal was to pitch three or four innings. “I felt great out there,” he said. “I kept the ball out of the middle of the plate and gave my team a chance to win.” Burke Badenhop (1-3) entered after Hand walked Dan Uggla and got Chris Johnson to groundout to end the fifth. Milwaukee has beaten Atlanta eight straight times at Miller Park, outscoring them 31-9. Tim Hudson (4-7) lost his sixth straight decision, despite giving up just two runs and seven hits in six innings. He allowed RBI singles to Juan Francisco, in the fourth, and Aramis Ramirez, in the fifth inning. The Braves have scored just 10 runs in Hudson’s last nine starts. He has not won in those starts, his worst winless stretch of his career since an eightstart stretch in 2002.

complex in Starkville, Miss., and all have sent messages to Cohen wishing the team good luck. “You hear about Palmeiro and Brantley and those guys who were on that club, and it’s great to be in that company,” first baseman Wes Rea said. “But then again, we’re trying to leave a legacy as well.” Mississippi State and UCLA (47-17) both went 3-0 in bracket play at the CWS, and the finals figure to be low-scoring at TD Ameritrade Park, where a strong south wind has been blowing in and offense has been at a

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Corinth players and coaches discuss things during Friday afternoon’s Region 1 NEMCABB Tournament at Booneville. Alcorn Central, Corinth and Kossuth will continue summer league play this week at New Albany.

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — State police officers and dogs searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez again Saturday as they continue to investigate the killing of a semi-pro football player whose body was found about a mile away. The search of Hernandez’s sprawling home and vehicle in North Attleboro began in the afternoon and lasted for more than three hours. Locksmiths and several officers were involved, including one with a crowbar. Detectives and uniformed officers who searched the home, its backyard and playPlease see HERNANDEZ | 11

‘Bench Mobb’ rules in Bulldog’s dugout Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — There’s never a dull moment in the Mississippi State dugout thanks to a group of players who call themselves the “Bench Mobb.” Before Friday’s game against Oregon State, a half-dozen Mobb members picked up Ross Mitchell, did a chant on the dugout steps and gave him the heave-ho onto the field. It’s the same way the Mobb starts every game. “Those guys are crazy,” first baseman Wes Rea said. “They play a huge role on this team, as funny as it may be. They keep everybody locked in and

keep the intensity up, and it’s a major factor in a game situation.” The Mobb got its due after pinch-hitter Trey Porter drove in the winning run in the eighth inning of a 5-4 win over Indiana on Monday. Asked how he kept his edge when he had played so little the past month, Porter said, “I’ll give 100 percent of the credit to the Bench Mobb.” Pitchers Ross Mitchell, Evan Mitchell (no relation) and Jacob Lindgren are the founding members, with players coming and going as they please. The Mobb goes through a

series of rituals, starting in the first inning when the boys hoot and holler and, as Evan Mitchell said, “try to make the other pitcher feel bad about himself.” Another Mobb member, Trevor Fitts, leads a sect of players who unbutton their jerseys and bare their chests — “Team No Undershirt” they call themselves — when the Bulldogs need a little jolt of mojo. Mobbsters take turns freestyle rapping in the third inning or whenever the Bulldogs are at bat and need a hit. The Mobb made a 4 1/2-minute rap video that has attracted almost 17,000 YouTube views

since being posted last week. Ross Mitchell is 13-0 as a reliever. No doubt, Bench Mobb karma has helped him. He says he doesn’t worry about his statistics. He said he would rather be a great teammate than a great player. Spoken like a true Mobb boss.

Eyes are right Oregon State center fielder Max Gordon was back in the lineup Friday after missing Wednesday’s game because of a problem with a contact lens. Please see BENCH | 11A

Driver Simonsen dies in 24 Hours of Le Mans race Associated Press

Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since 1997. Race organizers said the 34-year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. 95 crashed about 10 minutes after the start of the race. The car spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner where speeds reach up to 170 kph (105

mph). The violence of the impact showed as a tire from Simonsen’s car rolled on the track while a door hung open. Simonsen died at the hospital soon after arrival “due to his injuries,” organizers said. “Tragically, and despite the best efforts of the emergency services in attendance, Allan’s injuries proved fatal,” Aston Martin Racing said in a statement on its website. Sebastien Enjolras lost his life in pre-qualifying in 1997.

The last driver fatality in the 24-hour race itself was Jo Gartner in 1986. The worst crash in Le Mans history occurred in 1955 when Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes flew into the crowd, killing more than 80 spectators. Aston Martin, which has five Vantage V8 cars in the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am classes, will continue in the race “at the specific request” of Simonsen’s family and in tribute to the driver. “I would like to extend our deepest sympathies and con-

dolences to the individuals, and families whose friends or loved ones were involved in today’s terrible tragedy,” Aston Martin Racing managing director John Gaw said. The safety car came out after the crash and the race was held up for nearly an hour to repair the guard rail. Simonsen was participating for the seventh time at the endurance race, which is won by the team that completes the most laps in 24 hours with up to three drivers alternating.

Craig Stadler grabs outright lead after 7-under 65 Associated Press

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Craig Stadler was sick of playing bad golf. The 1982 Masters winner had been scoring in the high 70s and low 80s too often while dealing with back, hip and foot ailments, and kept doing so when fully healthy. It was so bad, he considered quitting the game. “I was probably close to that point three months ago,” Stadler said Saturday after firing a 7-under 65 at North Shore Country Club to take the lead in the Encompass

Championship with a total of 12-under 132. He went to teacher Billy Harmon in Palm Springs, Calif., in a last-ditch effort to repair his game. “Billy’s standing there and he said, ‘What are we doing?’ “ Stadler recalled. “I said, ‘You’ve got two days to fix it or I’m done, very simple.’ It’s not fixed, but shooting in the 60s is a lot better than shooting 78s and 82s. “It was no fun, and it was getting to be embarrassing.” The 60-year-old Stadler says his makeover isn’t com-

plete, but he’s playing more like the Stadler of old rather than an old Stadler. He shot 67 on Friday to share the lead with four other players, then raced ahead of the field on Saturday morning. Stadler holds a twostroke lead on Bob Tway and Jeff Sluman entering the final round. Stadler hasn’t won on the Champions Tour since 2004. The declining quality of his play the last few years finally triggered soul searching, and the makeover with Harmon. “I’ve just played rotten,”

Stadler said. “I kind of went on a mission a month ago, and it was either try to figure out what the heck I’m doing wrong and fix it or I’m going to quit. It’s kind of getting fixed. I have to think about four, five different thoughts on every shot.” His putting on Saturday was unconscious. He took only 23 putts, one-putting 11 greens. Putting and his short game have come back. “Once you start doing this for a lifetime, you kind Please see GOLF | 11A


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premium. UCLA will send junior right-hander and No. 1 starter Adam Plutko (9-3) to the mound for Game 1. Cohen was undecided on his starter. The Bulldogs have won 10 straight one-run games, including two in the CWS, and have won 15 of 18 this season. UCLA in 17-2 in one-run games and is 30-1 in games in which it holds its opponent to two runs or fewer. The Bruins will try to squeeze as much as it can out of its limited offense. Their .248 season batting average is 262nd out of 296 teams in Division I, and they’re batting just .182 at the CWS. No national champion has had a CWS batting average of lower than .249 (1988 Stanford) in the metal-bat era that started in 1974 or lower than .208 (1970 Southern California) since the championship started in 1947.


house did not comment to reporters on what they were looking for or what caused them to return to the house located not far from where the Patriots practice and about a mile from where a jogger found the body of Odin Lloyd on Monday. Lloyd family members said Friday that he had been dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee for about two years. They said the two men were friends who were together the night Lloyd died. Authorities have ruled Lloyd’s death a homicide. A spokeswoman for the Bristol District Attorney’s office declined to comment on the investigation Saturday. A state police spokesman referred questions to the district attorney’s office. An attorney for Hernandez has said he would not comment on the searches. Three search warrants were issued in the investigation earlier last week but have not been returned, meaning they’re not public. No arrest warrants were filed in state courts by the time court closed Friday, Attleboro District Court clerk magistrate Mark E. Sturdy said. Courts were closed Saturday.


Auto Racing Sprint: Toyota/Save Mart 350 lineup After Saturday qualifying; race today at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 94.986 mph. 2. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 94.924. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 94.779. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 94.772. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 94.737. 6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 94.623. 7. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 94.574. 8. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 94.527. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.346. 10. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 94.334. 11. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 94.251. 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 94.215. 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 94.215. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 94.016. 15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 93.768. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 93.691. 17. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 93.69. 18. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 93.684. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 93.683. 20. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 93.668. 21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 93.58. 22. (51) Jacques Villeneuve, Chevrolet, 93.554. 23. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 93.535. 24. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 93.474. 25. (33) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 93.464. 26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 93.42. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 93.301. 28. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 93.258. 29. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 93.246. 30. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 93.187. 31. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 93.133. 32. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 93.038. 33. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 92.835. 34. (55) Jason Bowles, Toyota, 92.769. 35. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 92.75. 36. (7) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, 92.606. 37. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, owner points. 38. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, owner points. 39. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, owner points. 40. (52) Paulie Harraka, Ford, owner points. 41. (87) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, owner points. 42. (36) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 89.39.

Baseball National League Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami St. Louis

East Division W L 43 33 37 37 36 39 29 42 24 50 Central Division W L 47 27

Pct GB .566 — .500 5 .480 6½ .408 11½ .324 18 Pct .635

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Pittsburgh Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago

44 30 .595 3 44 32 .579 4 31 42 .425 15½ 30 43 .411 16½ West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 41 33 .554 — San Diego 38 36 .514 3 San Francisco 38 36 .514 3 Colorado 38 38 .500 4 Los Angeles 30 42 .417 10 — Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 1 Washington 2, Colorado 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Philadelphia 3 Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 0 Texas 6, St. Louis 4 Arizona 11, Cincinnati 5 Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Angels 2 San Diego 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Miami 6, San Francisco 3 Saturday’s Games Colorado 7, Washington 1 Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 San Francisco 2, Miami 1, 11 innings Philadelphia 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Milwaukee 2, Atlanta 0 Arizona 4, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, (n) Texas at St. Louis, (n) Pittsburgh at L.A. Angels, (n) Today’s Games Colorado (J.De La Rosa 7-4) at Washington (Detwiler 2-5), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 6-1) at Philadelphia (Lannan 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Maholm 7-6) at Milwaukee (Figaro 1-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-7), 1:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-10), 2:35 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 5-3), 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 6-1) at Arizona (Delgado 0-0), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Undecided) at San Diego (Cashner 5-3), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 3-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 10-4), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at San Diego, 9:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 45 31 .592 — Baltimore 42 33 .560 2½ New York 41 33 .554 3 Toronto 37 36 .507 6½ Tampa Bay 38 37 .507 6½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 40 32 .556 — Cleveland 37 35 .514 3 Kansas City 34 38 .472 6 Minnesota 33 37 .471 6 Chicago 31 41 .431 9 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 44 32 .579 — Texas 42 32 .568 1 Los Angeles 33 41 .446 10 Seattle 32 43 .427 11½ Houston 29 47 .382 15 — Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 1 Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 7, Baltimore 6 Boston 10, Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 1 Texas 6, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 5, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 6, Seattle 3 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 4, Baltimore 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas City 2 Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Boston at Detroit, (n) Minnesota at Cleveland, (n) Texas at St. Louis, (n)

Pittsburgh at L.A. Angels, (n) Oakland at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-6) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 12:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 1-1) at Toronto (Jo. Johnson 0-2), 12:07 p.m. Boston (Doubront 4-3) at Detroit (Verlander 8-5), 12:08 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 1-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-4) at Kansas City (Shields 2-6), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-1) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-7), 1:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-10), 2:35 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 6-6) at Seattle (Bonderman 1-1), 3:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 3-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 10-4), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cleveland at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.

Basketball WNBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Atlanta 6 1 .857 — New York 4 2 .667 1½ Chicago 4 3 .571 2 Washington 4 3 .571 2 Connecticut 2 5 .286 4 Indiana 1 5 .167 4½ WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Minnesota 5 2 .714 — Los Angeles 4 2 .667 ½ Seattle 4 3 .571 1 Phoenix 4 4 .500 1½ San Antonio 2 5 .286 3 Tulsa 2 7 .222 4 ––– Friday’s games Seattle 91, San Antonio 86 Phoenix 90, Washington 82 Los Angeles 87, Minnesota 59 Saturday’s Games Chicago at Indiana Seattle at Tulsa Today’s Games Atlanta at Connecticut, 2 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 2 p.m. Tulsa at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.

College baseball College World Series At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday Mississippi State 5, Oregon State 4 Indiana 2, Louisville 0 Sunday N.C. State 8, North Carolina 1 UCLA 2, LSU 1 Monday Oregon State 11, Louisville 4, Louisville eliminated Mississippi State 5, Indiana 4 Tuesday North Carolina 4, LSU 2, LSU eliminated UCLA 2, N.C. State 1 Wednesday Oregon State 1, Indiana 0, Indiana eliminated Thursday North Carolina 7, N.C. State 0, NC St. eliminated Friday Mississippi State 4, Oregon State 1, OSU eliminated UCLA 4, North Carolina 1, NC eliminated Championship Series (Best-of-3)

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Monday: Mississippi State (51-18) vs. UCLA (47-17), 7 p.m. Tuesday: Mississippi State vs. UCLA, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday: Mississippi State vs. UCLA, 7 p.m.

Golf PGA: Travelers Championship scores Friday at TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6.1 million. Yardage: 6,854; Par: 70 (35-35) Second Round Graham DeLaet 65-70-65—200 -10 Charley Hoffman 61-73-66—200 -10 Bubba Watson 63-67-70—200 -10 Chris Stroud 66-69-66—201 -9 Nick O’Hern 67-66-68—201 -9 Ken Duke 69-68-65—202 -8 Richard H. Lee 66-71-66—203 -7 Nicholas Thompson71-66-66—203 -7 Jim Herman 69-67-67—203 -7 J.J. Henry 68-67-68—203 -7 Justin Rose 67-68-68—203 -7 Hunter Mahan 62-71-70—203 -7 Tommy Gainey 66-67-70—203 -7 Justin Thomas 72-66-66—204 -6 Ryan Moore 68-70-66—204 -6 Marc Leishman 66-70-68—204 -6 Padraig Harrington 66-66-72—204 -6 Tag Ridings 68-65-71—204 -6 Jeff Maggert 70-70-65—205 -5 Brian Davis 72-67-66—205 -5 Morgan Hoffmann 68-71-66—205 -5 Russell Knox 69-67-69—205 -5 Stuart Appleby 69-67-69—205 -5 Patrick Reed 66-66-73—205 -5 Tim Clark 73-67-66—206 -4 Andres Romero 71-68-67—206 -4 Ian Poulter 73-66-67—206 -4 Jerry Kelly 67-68-71—206 -4 Ricky Barnes 67-68-71—206 -4 Keegan Bradley 69-65-72—206 -4 Webb Simpson 65-69-72—206 -4 Kevin Sutherland 69-70-68—207 -3 D.J. Trahan 71-68-68—207 -3 Vijay Singh 70-68-69—207 -3 Chris Kirk 66-72-69—207 -3 Brian Harman 69-69-69—207 -3 Robert Streb 67-70-70—207 -3 John Merrick 65-71-71—207 -3 Greg Owen 70-69-69—208 -2 Harris English 72-67-69—208 -2 Chris Williams 71-68-69—208 -2 K.J. Choi 70-68-70—208 -2 Aaron Watkins 69-69-70—208 -2 Brian Gay 68-69-71—208 -2 Casey Wittenberg 68-69-71—208 -2 Seung-Yul Noh 68-68-72—208 -2 Brendan Steele 68-68-72—208 -2 Kevin Stadler 68-67-73—208 -2 William McGirt 67-68-73—208 -2 Lee Westwood 67-73-69—209 -1 Brad Fritsch 70-69-70—209 -1 Freddie Jacobson 69-70-70—209 -1 Tim Petrovic 69-70-70—209 -1 Chad Campbell 70-69-70—209 -1 Tom Gillis 69-69-71—209 -1 Erik Compton 72-66-71—209 -1 Bo Van Pelt 67-70-72—209 -1 Brendon de Jonge 67-67-75—209 -1 Gary Christian 71-69-70—210 E Rickie Fowler 72-68-70—210 E D.H. Lee 72-68-70—210 E Chez Reavie 71-69-70—210 E Heath Slocum 71-69-70—210 E Rod Pampling 65-74-71—210 E Cameron Percy 71-68-71—210 E Angel Cabrera 67-72-71—210 E Mark Wilson 70-69-71—210 E David Branshaw 67-71-72—210 E Dicky Pride 67-71-72—210 E David Mathis 67-71-72—210 E Bryce Molder 67-70-73—210 E Jonas Blixt 70-67-73—210 E Camilo Villegas 65-70-75—210 E Zach Johnson 65-70-75—210 E

LPGA: NW Arkansas Championship scores Saturday at Pinnacle Country Club,

Rogers, Ark. Purse: $2 million. Yardage: 6,344; Par 71 (36-35) Second Round a-denotes amateur Chie Arimura 67-65—132 -10 Stacy Lewis 67-65—132 -10 Beatriz Recari 67-65—132 -10 So Yeon Ryu 66-66—132 -10 I.K. Kim 70-64—134 -8 Inbee Park 69-65—134 -8 Pornanong Phatlum 69-65—134 -8 Ji Young Oh 68-66—134 -8 Lydia Ko 69-66—135 -7 Mika Miyazato 65-70—135 -7

Champions: Encompass Championship scores Friday at North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Ill.. Purse: $1.8 million. Yardage: 7,103; Par 72 (36-36) Partial First Round Craig Stadler 67-65—132 -12 Bob Tway 69-65—134 -10 Jeff Sluman 68-66—134 -10 David Frost 68-67—135 -9 Steve Pate 70-66—136 -8 Mark Calcavecchia 67-69—136 -8 Tom Lehman 70-66—136 -8 Bernhard Langer 67-69—136 -8 Bart Bryant 69-68—137 -7 Chien Soon Lu 69-68—137 -7 Mark O’Meara 70-67—137 -7

Hockey Stanley Cup Finals (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Boston 2, Chicago 2 Wednesday, June 12: Chicago 4, Boston 3, 3OT Saturday, June 15: Boston 2, Chicago 1, OT Monday, June 17: Boston 2, Chicago 0 Wednesday, June 19: Chicago 6, Boston 5, OT Saturday: Boston at Chicago, (n) Monday: Chicago at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday: Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.

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SELMER, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Pacificâ&#x20AC;? will be the season finale for Arts in McNairy. The shows began Friday night and will continue through Tuesday night in the Latta theater at the McNairy County Visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. AiM will offer military, police and emergency service personnel one free ticket to each of the shows. The personnel must be in uniform or have a valid ID. This will be done in connection with the military background of the musical. The show will run from June 21-25 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Pacificâ&#x20AC;? is about love set in World War II as experienced by sailors and nurses at a South

Pacific island outpost. An AiM perennial favorite, Christy Whitten, plays Nellie Forbush who meets and falls in love with island expatriate Emile de Becque played by Corinth physician Dr. Richard Strachan. Nellie must decide if she is ready to be a mother to his children whose mother was Polynesian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a tremendous cast that has worked very hard on this musical,â&#x20AC;? said director Bryan Essary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect big crowds for each performance and I know the people will enjoy the music.â&#x20AC;? The plot centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children.

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The â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Paci f icâ&#x20AC;? c a s t i n c l u d e s (f r o m above left) Brad Woolwor th, Jim Beck and Christy Whitten. An AiM perennial fa vorite, Christy Whitten (right), plays Nellie Forbush, who meets and falls in love with island ex p a t r i a t e E m i l e d e Becque. would like to thank the Independent-Appeal for sponsoring the Community Performing Arts Series. A few of the familiar songs in the musical are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some Enchanted Evening,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There Is Nothinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Like a Dame,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a phenomenal theatre that is very comfortable to sit and enjoy this program,â&#x20AC;? said Essary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is amazing that we are fortunate enough to have this theatre in McNairy County.â&#x20AC;? The other cast members from Corinth are Shannon Sellers and Lo-

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‘Jayhawkers’ of the 7th Kansas Cavalry Do you remember mom telling you, “If you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything at all?” If I followed her advice this story would be awful short. You see, the 7th Kansas Cavalry had a very welldeserved reputation for being not very nice guys. Don’t get me wrong, they were very good at soldiering and I could Tom point to Parson any number of battles Park Ranger and skirmishes where they proved their mettle. We are not going to discuss their bravery, just their manners. The regiment was nicknamed the “Jayhawkers” after a bird known to “worry its prey before devouring it,” though during the course of the war, and because of these guys, “Jayhawkers” became synonymous with excessive foraging, looting and thievery. The roots of their bad behavior laid with the organization of the regiment in “Bloody Kansas,” a region which had been fighting their own Civil War long before the rest of the country. Less than half the men were actually from Kansas, the majority coming from Northern Illinois and Ohio. However, all of the soldiers were men with strong abolitionist views, in fact the son of the infamous John Brown was one of the men in the ranks. Another was William F. Cody, soon to be known as “Buffalo Bill.” Because of their strong views against slavery they proved to be extraordinarily harsh in dealing with the locals in whatever Southern state they happened to be in. The leaders of the regiment, Col. Charles Jennison and Lt. Col. Daniel Anthony, not only condoned the behavior, they encouraged it. The first indication these guys were trouble came in early November of ’61 when they entered the town of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. After they drove away a few Confederates they methodically pillaged every building and then reduced the town to ashes. There was nothing left. Col. Anthony really got on the bad side of his superiors when the 7th Kansas was brought across the Mississippi River and into Tennessee. At that time slavery was still completely legal in the state and runaway slaves were required to be sent back to their masters. You can easily imagine what the abolitionists of the 7th Kansas thought of such orders. Anthony gathered the regiment one evening

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Troopers of the 7th Kansas Cavalry, nicknamed the Jayhawkers. and threatened to punish anyone who enforced the Fugitive Slave Act and then gave the men orders to run out of camp any sheriffs or marshals looking for runaways. Slaves were routinely hidden in the camp and anyone in search of them was escorted out of the camp with a pair of pistols at his head. Two days after the meeting, a squad of the cavalrymen broke into a widow’s home, stole everything of value, and threatened to return and burn her alive if the old woman told anyone of their fun. For the next several weeks they robbed and burned to their heart’s content. Nice guys. Eventually their unsavory reputation reached the department commander, Gen. Halleck, at his headquarters in the Verandah House in Corinth. Halleck wrote to the Secretary of War concerning the out of control soldiers. “I have reports from nearly every town they passed through, and numerous reclamations from the citizens on the road are coming in for payment for property stolen and robbed or destroyed by them.” Attempts to call a halt to the outrages brought wails of protest from Kansas politicians who loudly declared the innocent 7th Kansas was being singled out and picked on for political reasons. The soldiers were still robbing and burning as they made their way closer to Corinth. They

Sgt. Fletcher Pomeroy, 7th Kansas Cavalry paused in Bethel, Tn., long enough to steal every horse they could find. The senior officer of the garrison wrote, “The conduct of this command since it came in this vicinity has been such that it makes one ashamed of the volunteer service of the U. S. Army. Complaints come to me of their having robbed the farmers of all their stock and in some cases of their watches and money. They have in some instances attempted to force the women to cohabit with them when found at home alone.” The two senior officers, Jennison and Anthony were shipped back to the Sunshine State and Majors Albert Lee and Thomas Herrick went to great lengths to improve

the regiment’s sullied reputation. Well, at least Herrick did; Lee proved to be cut from the same cloth as his predecessors. By mid-July of ’62 they arrived in Mississippi, passed through Corinth and took up residence in Rienzi. Sergeant Fletcher Pomeroy, a 20-year-old trooper from Wyanet, Illinois, took affront to the claims his regiment was a bad one. “The Provost Marshal is very hard on us Jayhawkers; he says he is bound to keep us in camp. Everything that is stolen is laid to our regiment.” Pomeroy blamed the thefts on men from Iowa and Michigan. Just three days after claiming his regiment’s innocence Pomeroy wrote

in his diary about a failed patrol. On the return to camp Colonel Lee “sent his men out to gather up stock and started back to camp with 85 head of cattle and a number of horses and mules.” At long last someone took a stand against the men of the 7th Kansas and that someone was Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans, the commander of the Corinth garrison. On the 16th of August he signed Special Order No. 12 which stated, “The pay of the Kansas 7th cavalry shall be stopped until they have, by subscription or otherwise, paid the sum of $1,035.55, the value of tobacco and sugar destroyed by them at Trenton, Tenn. Paymasters are directed not to make any payments to the troops herein named, until notified that this order is complied with.” Colonel Lee was livid. As far as he was concerned the soldiers had destroyed supplies bound for the Confederate army and should have been rewarded rather than censured. Young Pomeroy spoke for the regiment when he said, “But every man has determined to forfeit all his wages before giving one cent of them to rebels for sugar and tobacco. Col. Lee says his right arm shall wither before his money shall clink in rebel coffers.” There were a few months of relative quiet as the men of the 7th stayed busy on patrols and behaved themselves for the most part. I couldn’t say whether it was due

to the negative attention they had been getting or if they had taken everything worth stealing in the neighborhood. Eventually they were moved further west where there were fresh pickings to be had. Their bad character reached its height in January of ’63 when General Ulysses Grant was forced to deal with their wicked ways. The previous December the 7th Kansas was involved in the pursuit of Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s cavalry in the wake of the attack on Holly Springs. They used the ride to hone their old skills. “The conduct of this regiment at New Albany,” was so bad, wrote the future president, that they were frequently “stopping to plunder the citizens instead of pursuing the enemy when they were so near to them.” “All the laurels won by the regiment and their commander on the pursuit of the enemy from Holly Springs to Coffeeville have been more than counterbalanced by their bad conduct since. Their present course may serve to frighten women and children and helpless old men, but will never drive out an armed enemy.” A case in point was a local resident who rode his horse into camp to make a personal complaint to Colonel Lee. The colonel responded by stealing the man’s horse. The troopers of the 7th Kansas never reformed Please see CAVALRY | 4B

Senator instrumental in helping county thanks citizens Cecil Lamar Sumners was a native of Belmont and a lifelong resident of Tishomingo County. He was a graduate of Belmont High School, the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, serving three years in the military. Cecil practiced law in Iuka for many years and served two terms as Tishomingo County Chancery Clerk and three terms as a Mississippi state senator. While in state office, he was instrumental in

obtaining funding for four bridges on the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway RaNae and the Vaughn paving of Coleman Historically Park Road. Speaking An avid historian, he was the author of two books, “Chief Tishomingo” and “Governors of Mississippi.” He was a shriner, a 32nd degree mason, and a member of the Belmont Masonic Lodge, the

VFW, and the Iuka Baptist Church. Besides history, Sen. Sumners loved genealogy and collecting stamps and coins. At the age of 81, Cecil Sumners died at the Iuka Hospital on March 27, 2002. He is buried in the Belmont Cemetery. The following letter was printed in The Vidette, Iuka after he was elected as chancery clerk in Tishomingo County. To the People of Tishomingo County I wish first to express to you my sincere appreciation for the splendid vote

you gave me in giving me the opportunity to serve you as Chancery Clerk. I have with an earnest desire attempted to keep that faith and trust by giving you the best that was in me, and I am now asking that you again elect me to the same office. I feel that with my qualifications as a lawyer and the experience of having served one term in the Chancery Clerk Office that I am in a better position to render a more capable and efficient service to you. My attitude has been to use my tal-

ent and my experience to help each of you in every way that I could. Your kindness and the many courtesies that I have received with my association with you in the Chancery Clerk’s Office have been pleasant and enjoyable, and I would like to continue the close relationship that I have had with each of you by again serving as your Chancery Clerk. Again I wish to thank each of you for the past favors and I shall forever be grateful for the opportunity and trust that

you gave me, and if reelected I will continue to serve you with the same courteous and meritorious service which you have received and which you deserve as citizens of Tishomingo County. Very truly yours, Cecil L. Sumners ••• (Daily Corinthian columnist RaNae Vaughn is board member and in charge of marketing and publications for the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 203, Iuka, MS 38852.)


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State receives top ten ranking for deer hunting I was flipping through the pages of a well-known outdoor magazine around this time last year when I came across an article that caused me to pause and my eyebrows to rise. Any story pertaining to deer hunting grabs my attention, but this one in particular was a real stunner. I’ve been saying for some time now that Mississippi’s hunters would start seeing and harvesting larger numbers of super-sized bucks with impressive headgear. Never in my wildest dreams, though, would I have thought the state would be receiving national recognition from a respected outdoor pub-

lication as being one of the top destinations in the country for huntDavid ing whiteGreen tails. W h e n Outdoors you think of hunting for trophy caliber whitetail bucks, Mississippi is generally not one of the first states that come to mind, nor has it been anytime in the past as far as I’ve known. Over the past several hunting seasons however, Mississippi hunters have harvested some of the largest white-tailed bucks on record, leading the

state into being acknowledged as one of the top white-tailed deer states in the nation. This revelation was noted in the story I read last year, and it was recently highlighted in the June/July issue of Outdoor Life Magazine. Outdoor Life ranked Mississippi seventh in the nation for producing large bucks, with the ranking based on four points of emphasis for each state: number of bucks qualifying for the Boone and Crockett records program, hunter density, cost of guided hunts, and hunter friendliness in terms of laws and regulations. The top ten states were ranked as follows: Ken-

tucky; Kansas; Indiana; Iowa; Minnesota; Illinois; Mississippi; Nebraska; Ohio; and Oklahoma. The top ten ranking is no surprise to Lann Wilf, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Program Biologist. “MDWFP biologist work with many landowners and hunting clubs that practice sound deer management on their property,” Wilf said. “A management objective for many of these properties is to produce olderaged bucks, and these older-aged bucks simply equal bigger deer.” In addition to strong deer management in Mississippi, the state has some of the most fertile

soils in the nation, which aids in growing bigger deer. Some of the best deer come from along the Mississippi and Big Black Rivers. According to wildlife officials, Mississippi hunters and land managers have plenty of reason to take pride in their state’s ranking, as they are the ones responsible for implementing management practices that result in healthy deer populations. Mississippi is historically known for being on or at the bottom of every chart imaginable, usually not in a good way. For a change of pace though, it’s nice to see our state climb into the upper echelon in a sport that a ma-

jority of our sportsmen enjoy doing. Sportsmen generally start looking forward to deer season toward the latter part of summer, but with good news of this magnitude, the itch for the season to hurry up and get here is likely to come sooner rather than later. (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

eas 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 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. If registered before July 1, participants can qualify for the early bird registration of $85. For payment details please go to the registration website at . The conference is hosted by the Community Development Coalition, a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, contact Sheila Durr at 731-239-2728.

the Mississippi Tourism Association, Green Market at the Corinth Depot will be held Saturday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of the Green Market is to offer an opportunity for local farmers, gardeners, artisans, craftsman, etc. to sell their wares in an open-air, grassroots setting. It is also a fundraiser for the Crossroads Museum.

Community events Class reunions • The Alcorn Agricultural High School, AKA Kossuth High School, Class of 1960 is celebrating their 53rd Class Reunion on Saturday, June 29 at Chapman’s Restaurant, located at U.S. Hwy. 72 W and Bethlehem Church Road. There will be a meet/greet in the private dining room at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. (buffet/menu options). For more information, contact Larry Rickman at 662-287-8223 or Junior Morgan at 662-8081956. • The Alcorn Central High School Class of 1988 25th Reunion is being held Aug. 3 at The Chop House Restaurant at Shiloh Ridge in Corinth. Dress should be dressy/party attire. The night includes: 6-7 p.m., meet/greet/pictures; 7-8:30 p.m., dinner/buffet; and 8:30 p.m. until 12 midnight, DJ Rick featuring 80s music on the dance floor. Deadline to register for the night is Monday, July 15. Cost is $35 per person. Make check out to ACHS Class of 1988 and mail to: Jan Sharp Hurley, 909 Dogwood Cove, Corinth, MS 38834. For more information, contact Lisa Steen Green at 662-286-6908.

Easom history celebrated The Easom Outreach Foundation is celebrating the history of Easom High School and the schools that preceded it with “A Return to the Beginning” on ThursdaySaturday, July 4-6 at the school in South Corinth. The event has numerous activities scheduled as past graduates come together to remember an “honorable past, dedicated present and an impactful future.” Registration begins Thursday, July 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Easom High School. Following registration, a sock hop is slated for 7 p.m. with a bonfire to follow. Cost of the sock hop is $5. A full day of activity is planned for Friday at the school. A city and museum tour will begin at the school at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Buses will be used to take those wanting to tour downtown. There will also be a fashion and talent show involving children from 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the day at no cost. A dinner and play are slated for Friday night. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the play to follow at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center. Cost will be $10. Easom grad Tommy Morrison will be conducting the Yellow Jacket Basketball Camp for youngsters July 4-6 in

the gym, featuring the Princeton Offense. The camp is set for 8-11 a.m. each day. The weekend events conclude on Saturday night with the All White Affair that begins at 8 p.m.

Blood drive There will be a community blood drive at the Corinth Walmart on Thursday, June 27 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The MBS Donor Coach will be in the parking lot. Donors will be automatically registered in the Road to Life 5 Jeep Wrangler give-away. Donors will receive either a gift card or movie pass (while supplies last). All donors will receive a free T-shirt.

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

NAACP meets The NAACP Reunion/ Homecoming Steering Committee is meeting every Tuesday in June and the first Tuesday in July at Johns Street Community Center at 6 p.m. to make final plans.

Water aerobics Northeast Mississippi Community College is offering month-long water aerobics course, July 1-29 or 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

Crossroads Music Festival Local talent will be on display when the Crossroads Music Festival is held at the Crossroads Arena for the first time. Area and regional artists are set to take the stage at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Maty Noyes, Iceman, Shive, Surviving Allison, This is ART and Seventies Rock Express (SRX) are all slated to perform during the night. Noyes, from Corinth, released her first CD at

the age of 13. She performs regularly, singing her own original music .Surviving Allison made up of Preston George, Chris Ekiss, Drew Gann, Andrew Ferrell and Zach Jones is also based in Corinth. The band has been playing across the region since 2011. This is ART features the live musical performance of Art Webb. Webb, a skilled bassist and multigenre electronic producer from Nashville, Tenn. Tickets for the concert are now on sale and are $15 plus fees.

Alumni banquet The Biggersville Alumni Association is having a banquet for everyone who graduated 19321987 on Saturday, June 29 from 5:30 p.m. until. After the meal, a business meeting will be held and include giving out two scholarships to graduating seniors. Invitations have been sent, but anyone who has not received one is asked to call Danny Morton, 6435845 or Evelyn Settle Farrior, 284-0677.

Fundraiser held The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is teaming with the Elks Lodge in a fundraiser to provide a new roof for the local shelter. Tickets are now on sale for Raise the Roof, coming Saturday, June 29 at the Elks Club in Corinth. The fundraiser will feature food, fun and music. The roof will provide more shade from the heat in the summertime and shelter from the cold in the winter. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by calling Elizabeth DeGraffen at the shelter at 2845800.

specialty items will be given to the winner in each age group. All winning color sheets will be displayed throughout the month of July at the Welcome Center and winners may pick up their prize at any time. Winners will be listed on the www. Facebook page. Winners do not have to present to win, but will be contacted.

Hospitality Month The Alcorn County Welcome Center is featuring Hospitality Month and will have random drawing throughout the month for posters, vacation packets with information about popular destinations in Mississippi, and other donated specialty items. The Welcome Center also has information and brochures on, “Fun Things for Children to Do in Mississippi,” this month.

Photo exhibit These are 30 examples of Crossroads area people in Corinth photographer Bill Avery’s “Passions” photo exhibit now on display at the Corinth Library. Fellow local photographer Lisa Lambert -- who has worked with Avery on several photo exhibits -- also has photos in the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display through June.

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 Coloring contest The Alcorn County Welcome Center is having a Coloring contest for the kids during “Fun Things for Kids to do in Mississippi” theme month. Stop by the Crossroads Museum at the Depot, Alcorn County Welcome Center, or the Corinth Artist Guild Gallery to pick up the coloring sheet of the historic depot. Return the finished sheet by 4 p.m. on June 29 to one of the three places the sheets are available. Coloring sheets must be done in crayon only. Each contestant must print their name, address, phone number, and if applicable an e-mail address on the back of the coloring sheet. One entry per person. Age groups are 3-5, 6-10- and 11-13. Winners will be announced Tuesday, July 9 at noon. A Mississippi drawstring back-pack with some Mississippi

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 462-5815.

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

Youth leadership 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 ar-

Swimming lessons Northeast Mississippi Community College has opened 14 different 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 openings in each one of the following dates: July 8-11; July 15-18; July 22-25; 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 by May 31, 2013 to attend the lessons and applications are accepted on a firstcome, first-serve 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

Art exhibit The “Two Brothers Art Exhibit” is coming to the McNairy County Visitor’s and Cultural Center, also known as “The Latta.” This exhibit features McNairy County natives and brothers, Robert and Gordon Hester. Robert specializes in stained glass while Gordon specializes in oil paintings. The exhibit ends Friday, July 5.

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Firearms rally A group of Alcorn County citizens want to show their appreciation to the local legislative delegation for their efforts to insure passage of what has become known as “Mississippi House Bill 2” which further protects gun carrying rights protected in the Second Amendment. The core appreciation rally has now grown to a full day of activities called the Second Amendment Firearm Freedom Day is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 6 on the grounds of the Alcorn County Courthouse. It will be a day of speakers, door prizes, entertainment, food and crafts. Invited to speak and who will be honored for passage of HB 2 include those who represent Alcorn County in Jackson -- Sen. Rita Parks, Rep. Bubba Carpenter, Rep. Tracy Arnold and Rep. Nick Bain. Others on the list of speakers include Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin, Sen. Chris McDaniel, Navy Commander (Retired) Judge Henry Ross, District Attorney Trent Kelly, State Libertarian Party Chairman Danny Bedwell and Rev. Clayton “Blackhawk” Self, who will recite the Lord’s Prayer in native Cherokee language. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the event will move to the American Legion building on Tate Street. For more information on the rally, contact Bobby McDaniel at 662-415-6475.

CT-A scholarship CT-A is now accepting applications for the John D. Mercier Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to college and college-bound students. Preference will be given to students with a history of involvement at CT-A, particularly those with a declared major in the performing arts. Any resident of the Crossroads area who is enrolled or will be enrolled full-time in college may apply. Essays must be postmarked on or before July 13. Cash awards up to $300 will be announced in August 2013 and will be available for use in the fall semester. For more information and scholarship details, call CT-A at 287-2995.


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Southwest unveils latest jet image: Penguin One Special to the Daily Corinthian

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. has added another creature to its fleet. Dallas-based Southwest on Thursday announced Penguin One. The Boeing 737-700 painted with images of penguins will help mark Southwest’s 25 years of partnership with SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Southwest and SeaWorld unveiled Penguin One in Florida at Orlando International

Airport. Penguin One joins a dozen other Southwest jets with unique paint schemes, including Shamu One and Shamu Two — featuring images of SeaWorld whales. The other themedecorated Southwest jets are Arizona One, California One, Colorado One, Florida One, Illinois One, Lone Star One for Texas, Maryland One, Nevada One, New Mexico One and Triple Crown One, for Southwest customer service achievements.

Tony Hawk donating first skateboard to Smithsonian Associated Press

Darden Holmes, Ron Price

Holmes — Price Miss Darden Holmes and Mr. Ron Price will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany. The bride-elect is the daughter of Spencer and Mary Holmes of New Albany. She is the granddaughter of Reba Tucker and the late Major Tucker of New Albany, and David and Anne Holmes of New Albany. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Lex and Debbie Price of Corinth. He is the grandson of Maxine Howard of Glen, and the late Anglon and Ophelia Price of Corinth. Miss Holmes is a gradu-

ate of New Albany High School. She received her elementary education degree from Mississippi State University. She is presently employed at New Albany Elementary School as a special education teacher. Mr. Ron Price is a graduate of Alcorn Central High School and a graduate of Delta State University where he received his physical education degree. He is presently employed at New Albany High School as a teacher and head football coach. All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception at Oaks Country Club to follow.

MSU gardens test varieties, conditions BY BONNIE COBLENTZ MSU Ag Communications

BILOXI — Many frustrated gardeners have noted how plants often look their best on retail shelves, but ongoing tests at Mississippi State University helps these gardeners figure out which flowers will meet expectations. Gary Bachman, horticulturist with the MSU Extension Service at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, said the university tests flower selections at two sites. Plans are underway to conduct flower variety testing at five locations around the state soon. “Mississippi State is one of the organizations that companies across the country send plants to for testing,” Bachman said. “These selections are planted according to specific guidelines, and we follow strict criteria in evaluating the plants.” Data collected from test sites is compiled to present an accurate picture of the plants’ performance in various settings. These carefully monitored experiments are called variety trials. Information from variety trials is used to determine the best zones and conditions for the plants. It is also used to confer honors such as All-America Selection status or Mississippi Medallion winner. Bachman said MSU has conducted trials at Poplarville the longest, and it has conducted variety trials at Crystal Springs for

at least 37 years. “The test site at the South Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Poplarville is designed more for commercial growers and is part of the All-America Selections system,” Bachman said. “The Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station at Crystal Springs is the home of the very popular Fall Flower and Garden Fest, and it is designed more for consumers.” Both sites take in plants given to them by plant companies and evaluate them over the years. The Mississippi Medallion designations use data from both MSU locations. Bachman has a goal of establishing flower trial locations at each of the state’s four Research and Extension Centers and on MSU’s main campus in Starkville. These locations will cover the state’s four U.S. Department of Agriculture planting zones, which range from 9a on the Gulf Coast to 7b in north Mississippi. In addition to Poplarville and Biloxi, MSU has Research and Extension Centers in Verona and Raymond. In addition to gathering careful research data, these trial gardens give gardeners a chance to see the plants in action. Visitors can see firsthand how big plants get, what colors they produce in blooms, what their foliage looks like and even how the plants will look when grown in combination with others.

Jameson Marshall Steward, Ashley Elizabeth Case

Case — Steward Miss Ashley Elizabeth Case and Mr. Jameson Marshall Steward will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Verona Church of Christ in Verona. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Case of Tupelo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Case of Corinth, and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Harville of Tupelo. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Steward of Belden. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Steward of Courtland, and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Steward of Belden.

Miss Case is a 2009 graduate of Tupelo High School. She received her bachelor of education degree from the University of Mississippi in 2013. She is presently employed at Southaven Elementary School as a special education teacher. Mr. Steward is a 2009 homeschool graduate and is attending the University of Mississippi where he will receive his bachelor of accountancy degree. He is presently employed at Gospel Broadcasting Network in Olive Branch. All friends and relatives of the couple are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception which follows.

WASHINGTON — Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is donating his first skateboard to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Skateboarding pioneers including Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Cindy Whitehead and others are gathering Friday and Saturday at the museum for a festival celebrating the culture of skateboarding. On Saturday morning, Hawk will do-

nate his first skateboard. The Innoskate Skateboarding Festival is hosted by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. It will feature panel discussions and skate sessions on a ramp built outside the museum. The museum is also showing films about skateboarding. Hawk, of San Diego, is donating a 1975 Bahne skateboard that was handed down by his brother, Steve Hawk.


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Tony Soprano more than a memorable character The Associated Press

NEW YORK — James Gandolfini’s portrayal of Tony Soprano represented more than just a memorable TV character. He changed the medium, making fellow antiheroes like Walter White and Dexter Morgan possible and shifting the balance in quality drama away from broadcast television. The passage of time since “The Sopranos” ended in 2007 brought all of that into sharp relief even before Gandolfini’s death of a heart attack while vacationing in Italy on Wednesday. Television characters certainly weren’t onedimensional when David Chase cast the littleknown Gandolfini in the lead role of his series about the personal and work families of a New Jersey crime boss. But there were limits: Flaws in a TV hero character had to be affectionate grace notes, like Jim Rockford’s poor choice of friends or Arnie Becker’s womanizing on “L.A. Law.” The unwritten rule:

Don’t make your central character someone viewers will recoil from. Break the mold and failure looms. The 1980s comedy “Buffalo Bill” on NBC was highly regarded but conventional wisdom was that it lasted only a year because Dabney Coleman’s lead character was such a creep. It’s possible to even pinpoint the moment that “rule” was wiped off the books. In the fifth episode of “The Sopranos,” Tony accompanies his daughter on a trip to scout out colleges and spies another mobster who was hiding in the witness protection program. Tony strangles him. “There’s no question Tony Soprano was at the center of ‘The Sopranos,’” said David Bianculli, a longtime TV critic who teaches television at New Jersey’s Rowan University. “And there was no question how flawed and sometimes despicable he was. But he also had things people could relate to,” like his tortured relationship with his mother and emotional issues that


led him to seek psychiatric help. Draw a direct line from Tony to the serial killer at the center of Showtime’s “Dexter,” the chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Jax Teller and the motorcycle club on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” the turncoat hero Nicholas Brody on “Homeland,” the spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings on FX’s “The Americans.” Keep going. “I don’t think ‘The Shield’ would have happened without ‘The Sopranos,’” said John Landgraf, the FX network’s president and general manager. He’s not sure a pilot episode with the lead character, Michael Chiklis’ Vic Mackey, killing another cop would have been green-lighted if it hadn’t been three years after Tony made his debut. It’s not just psychopaths, either. Don Draper’s morally compromised advertising executive on AMC’s “Mad Men” owes its existence to the television “rule” that Tony

Soprano ended. The characters’ flaws earn a pass, even devoted support from viewers, through strong writing and acting. Notice something else? All of those characters appear on cable, not broadcast programs. “The Sopranos” on HBO led the way, providing the example to other networks that they could change their appeal and identity by investing in quality series that create a buzz. “Cable networks are no different from broadcast networks,” Bianculli said. “When they see a success, they want to copy it.” “The Sopranos” in 1999 was the first cable series to earn an Emmy nomination for best television drama, although ABC’s “The Practice” won. In 2003 both “The Sopranos” and HBO’s “Six Feet Under” were nominated, the first time there were multiple cable nominees for best drama. “The Sopranos” broke through and won the Emmy in 2004 and 2007. Last year five of the six nominees for that award

(including the victorious “Homeland”) were cable series. The only broadcast series nominated was PBS’ “Downton Abbey.” In 13 years, that’s a complete turnaround. Landgraf was working at NBC back at the beginning (where they were putting a pretty good drama named “The West Wing” on the air) and the success of “The Sopranos” was noted. Broadcasters were envious of the freedom cable networks had to depict sex, language and violence. But it was the authenticity of the characters on cable that made the real difference, he said. Their audiences shrinking and the stakes higher, the broadcast networks have generally responded by being less willing to take chances. “The Sopranos” broke ground with its structure, too. New story lines popped up all the time, sometimes dramatic, sometimes banal. Sometimes they were resolved. Sometimes, like an odd trip to the pine barrens,

they were forgotten. Sometimes what seems to be important turns out to be random and withers away. Like in life itself. That gave the show’s finale all of its power. Tony’s family gathers for a family dinner, bonding over onion rings. All of the show’s unresolved story lines provided the backdrop. The timing — the show’s last supper — offered an edge-of-yourseat tension. Will there be one grand climax? How many questions will be answered? Will Tony pay for his sins by being blown away? Nah. Nothing much happened. Kind of like most nights for most people, really. Ever since that ending there have been periodic reports or hopes that the cast of “The Sopranos” would gather again for a feature film. That dream ended Wednesday night in Rome, just like the shooting death of John Lennon ended the idea of a Beatles reunion. Without James Gandolfini, what’s the point?

Nashville hosts puppet festival The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The rock stars of the puppet world perform this weekend at a festival for top-notch puppeteers, some of whom traveled here from as far away as Germany and Japan. The International Puppet Festival is the biggest event of its kind in North America, according to Phillip Huber, the puppeteer behind the China Girl in “Oz the Great and Powerful” and the marionettes in “Being John Malkovich.” “It’s definitely not rinky dink. It’s on par with many of the European festivals,” said Huber, who performing his “Suspended Animation” show on Saturday night as one of two paid performances to benefit the otherwisefree festival. “You would have to travel the world to see this kind of talent. And to see it in one place over a weekend — it’s fantastic.” Performances include Sombras Chinas from Argentina, where a puppeteer creates complex shadow puppets using only her hands and a few simple props. There will also be the object theater of France’s Velo Theatre, in which a puppeteer/ storyteller stays on stage and anything he picks up can be transformed into

a puppet, and the traditional Bunraku puppetry of Japanese troupe Kawasemi-za with the show “Silent Poems,” which has no words and includes a giant dragon puppet that fills the stage. The library’s own troupe, Wishing Chair Productions, is performing a newly created country-music themed show Thursday called “String City,” featuring intricate marionettes at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Jon Ludwig, the artistic director at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, said puppetry is so visual and can easily transcend language and culture. “When puppets are brought to life by a puppeteer, it cuts through any barrier and you totally believe you are looking at a live thing,” he said. But the different troops are in no way generic. “You get a sense of what the culture is like,” he said. “A lot of times you see that in the design, each has a cultural style. Sometimes it’s surprising. It’s not always what you think.” Today, Wishing Chair Productions performs original shows nearly every weekend at the library. Troupe leader Brian Hull said the idea for the

festival came after a puppet troupe from Nashville’s sister city of Magdeburg, Germany, came to town as part of a cultural exchange in 2004. The next year, Hull took some of the Nashville puppets to Germany and ended up meeting people from several other troupes, including the Velo Theatre of France. “It turns out they are one of the greatest in the world,” Hull said. “I had no idea how big they were. People are calling me, asking, ‘How did you get them to come do a puppet show at your library?’” Although the shows are free, many require tickets due to limited seating. Tari Hughes is president of the Nashville Public Library Foundation, the nonprofit that raises private funds to enhance the library’s collections and programing and is funding the festival at a cost of about $500,000. “People hear ‘puppets’ and ‘library’ and they might think of sock puppets and story time,” Hughes said. “But really we have this incredible talent we’ve brought in, and they perform in so many different styles. These are puppet troupes that are really rock stars in their own countries.”

100 Problems? Billboard chart won’t count Jay-Z-Samsung 1M downloads The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Jay-Z’s got 99 problems and the Billboard chart is one. Billboard said Friday it will not include the 1 million album downloads Jay-Z is giving to Galaxy mobile phone users through a deal with Samsung. Jay-Z announced the partnership this week. His new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” will be released July 7, but it will go out to 1 million Samsung users on July 4. In a letter posted on

Billboard’s website, editorial director Bill Werde says it won’t count the downloads because Samsung ultimately isn’t selling the album on its phones. He adds that it wasn’t easy turning down Jay-Z’s request to include the downloads on the Billboard chart. “The passionate and articulate argument by Jay’s team that something was for sale and Samsung bought it ... doesn’t mesh with precedent,” Werde wrote.

Werde added that Billboard has adjusted the charts to reflect how music is being consumed, and that Jay-Z’s request gives the company more to think about. “When someone like Jay-Z takes the issue public in the way that he did, it encourages us to look at it with that much more rigor essentially,” Werde said in a phone interview Friday. “I think what will happen in the next couple weeks is we’ll advance these conversations some more.”

ily from nearby farms and plantations to keep the soldiers from starving. The 7th was able to provide helpful pointers on how to do the job efficiently. Because of these changes, the order to force the Kansans to pay back the money for the sugar and tobacco was quietly ignored. The paymaster returned to camp and all of the men received their

back pay. Sgt. Pomeroy was able to smugly write, “All of this goes to show that our regiment was about a year and a half ahead of the government in our methods. It is now doing what it condemned us for doing a few months ago.” (Tom Parson is a National Park Service ranger at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.)


their unscrupulous habits. What changed were the policies of the government and the army. With the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation no one was in a hurry to chastise the regiment for harboring runaway slaves. Also, during the first failed attempt to take Vicksburg the army was forced to forage heav-

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Assistance Program expanded The Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District/ Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program has expanded into Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo Counties. This home and community based program is an alternative to nursing home placement and can offer services such as homemakers, expanded home health services, home delivered meals, adult day services, escorted transportation, inhome respite and case management. Everyone who participates in the waiver program is assigned to a local case management team. The case managers consist of a licensed social worker and a licensed nurse who visit the client once per month to manage and coordinate the waiver services for each participant. The Northeast Planning and Development District has been allocated additional slots for the waiver program which has allowed them to add an additional team in the Alcorn County area. The Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program is currently taking referrals to complete the expansion of this program. If you know of someone who may qualify for this program, contact the appropriate case manager to place a referral at 1-800-745-6961.

Support groups 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. The Northeast Mississippi area of Narcotics â&#x2013;

Anonymous Hotline is 662-841-9998. â&#x2013; A Narcotics Anonymous meeting is held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Johnson-FordMitchrell Community Center, 707 Spring Street in Iuka. Call 662279-6435 for directions. â&#x2013;  The Corinth Downtown Group AA meets Sundays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 501 N. Main Street, Corinth. For more information for all area AA groups, please call 662-2122235. â&#x2013;  An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held in Iuka at the old Chevy dealership building off old Hwy. 25 each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common welfare is to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety. The Iuka meeting is an open meeting, anyone who has a problem with alcohol or other substances is welcome to attend. For more information, call 662-660-3150. â&#x2013;  The Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caregiver Support Group in Corinth is partnered with the Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association Mississippi Chapter. Keri Roaten is the facilitator. The group meets every first Thursday of each month at the Corinth Public Library, from 6-7 p.m. The group discusses the hardships of those caring for people effected by the disease and offer several different resources as well. For more information, contact k_roaten@hotmail. com or 662-594-5526. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Griefâ&#x20AC;? ministry of the HopewellIndian Springs United Methodist Charge is a collaborative effort of both churches and

meets every Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the dining room of the Arbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, 706 Highway 72 East, Corinth. The ministry was established to support those who have experienced a devastating life event such as the death of a loved one, diagnosis of a terminal illness or condition, the loss of a spouse or parent through divorce, even the loss of a job or home. The ministry is non-denominational and open to all. There is no cost to attend and no obligation to continue. For more information, call Bro. Rick Wells, pastor of Hopewell and Indian Springs United Methodist Charge and facilitator at 662-5879602. â&#x2013; Al-Anon is a support group and fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. The group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at 1st Baptist Church in Corinth. For more information, call 462-4404. â&#x2013;  Mended Hearts is a support group open to all heart patients, their families and others impacted by heart disease. Its purpose is to inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families through visits and sharing experiences of recovery and returning to an active life. Healthcare professionals join in the mission by providing their expertise and support. Mended Hearts meets the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Magnolia Community Service Complex in the Cardiac Rehab Conference Room, 1001 South Harper Road in Corinth. â&#x2013;  Finding Hope Ministries, a ministry of Fairview Community Church is offering a depression

support group. The sessions will be held in the fellowship hall of Fairview Community Church, 125 CR 356, Iuka -- just off Hwy. 350. The support group meets from 10-11 a.m. Friday mornings and 6-7 p.m. Friday evenings. For more information, call Debra Smith at 662808-6997. â&#x2013; A grief support group for anyone who has lost a loved one or may have a sick family member and needs someone who will understand what your going through is meeting at Real Life Church, (next to Fredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Corinth), every Monday from 6-7 p.m. For one on one meetings, contact Sherry Scott at 662-415-7173. â&#x2013;  C.A.U.S.E. (Corinth, Autism, Understanding, Support, Education) support group, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just love them for who they are,â&#x20AC;? meets every first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. There is help for parents of a child with autism. Meet other parents, share experiences, ask questions, get advice, help others, vent or just read. For more information, call 662-415-1340. â&#x2013;  Corinth â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crossroadsâ&#x20AC;?  Multiple Sclerosis Group invites anyone with multiple sclerosis to come meet with them on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Mississippi State/Alcorn County Extension Office, 2200 Levee Road, located behind the Crossroads Arena. Contact Joy Forsyth at 662-462-7325 for more information.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sharing Heartsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Sharing Hearts adult care program offers Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Care on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 501 Main Street, Corinth. It is a respite day program

that provides individual group activities such as arts and crafts, exercise, music, games and therapy and lunch to patients diagnosed with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease or dementia. The purpose of the program is to provide caregivers some free time from care while providing social interaction for the participants. For more information, call Tim Dixon at 662396-1454.

Shiloh museum A museum dedicated to the Battle of Shiloh and area veterans is open next to Shiloh National Military Park. It is located at the intersection of state Route 22 and Route 142 in Shiloh. The Shiloh Battlefield & World War II Museum is the home of Honor Our Veterans Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for projects to benefit area veterans. The museum features items Larry DeBerry has amassed over a lifetime of collecting Shilohrelated artifacts, as well as artifacts from the Korean War, World War II, the Vietnam War â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all the way up to the war in Afghanistan. The Shiloh Battlefield & World War II Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information call Larry DeBerry at 731-926-0360.

Thrift stores â&#x2013; The Lighthouse Family Thrift Store is located in the Harper Square Mall at 1801 South Harper Road in Corinth. One hundred percent of the revenue goes back into the community in helping the Lighthouse Foundation. The store is open Tuesday through Satur-

day from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. â&#x2013; Those wanting to donate items to the Salvation Army, 1209 U.S. Hwy. 72 West, whether it be clothing or furniture can call 287-6979. The Salvation Army hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaySaturday. The social service part of the agency is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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 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.

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MEDICAL/ 0220 DENTAL MEDICAL OFFICE seeking receptionist/transcriptionist for busy practice. Full time position. Mail resumes to 611 Alcorn Dr., Suite 210, Corinth, MS 38834.


HIRING LOCALLY This Week Liberty National Life Insurance Company Full Training Provided Call 1-800-257-5500 to set up an interview

FULL TIME Service Technician for local company to work on carpet cleaners. Will train. Daytime hours. Call 662-6650078, Monday & Tuesday, 9 am. - 12 noon.


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GAME ROOSTERS $15 and up. Hound Dogs (2 yrs) UPSTAIRS, 1 BR, 1 BA, all util. incl. sat/internet, $100 ea. 427-9894 $800 + dep. & ref. 924 N. Cass. 662-212-3112.



RIDGID 300 pwr thread- 0620 RENT er on tri-pod w/foot pedal, on-off switch, in- 3 BR, 2 BA, 2143 Hwy 72 cl. pipe cutter, 6 dies, E. $750 mo., $500 dep. 662-279-9024. $900. 731-689-1011.

3 BR, 2 BA, Booneville city school dist. Great neighborhood. No M&M. CASH for junk cars smoking, no pets. $675 & trucks. We pick up. mo. + dep. 728-7387. 662-415-5435 or 3BR, 2BA, CHA, stove, 731-239-4114. ref., DW, deck, carport, laundry rm. No animals REAL ESTATE FOR RENT inside or out. Rental ref. & credit ref. req'd. $595 mo. 286-6707.



CKC REG. Yorkies, 1st 0610 APARTMENTS shots, wormed, ready to go, 3 males, $350, 2 CANE CREEK Apts., 1 mi. females, $400. 662-396- W. of Hosp., 72 & CR 735 in Kossuth/Corinth Sch. 1182. Dist. 2 BR, 1 BA, stv., frig., W&D h/u. $400. 287 FARM -0105, 8-5, M-F.

0410 FARM MARKET BURMUDA HAY,$4 bale field. Drop trailer-we load. $5 barn. 415-1595

0430 FEED/FERTILIZER SQ. HAY BALES, $2.50$3.00. 662-728-7661.




DOWNTOWN APARTMENT, huge floor plan. AVAIL. 7/1, 3 BR, 2 BA, in city, $600 + dep. & ref.; 2 662-643-9575. BR, 2 BA, Kossuth UPDATED, SEC. 8 welc. School Dist. $450 + dep. 2BR, 1BA, $425 mo., $200 286-2664. dep. 662-603-4127. SMALL 2 BR, C/H/A, WEAVER APTS. 504 N. Rockhill, $400 mo.. 662Cass, 1 BR, scr.porch, 212-4102. w/d. $375+util, 284-7433.


3 BR, 2 BA trailer, Strickland community. 2862099 or 808-2474.

CARD OF THANKS The family of Frances Phelps Additional Thanks that was left out in the paper Wednesday, 6/19/13 Our Apology

Lonah Elyse Vanderford



A very special thanks to Bro. Charlie Browning who spoke as a loving friend to our family and Mom. Thanks to Magnolia Funeral Home for all the help and care you gave. A special thanks to Rhonda Wilbanks.

Born May 27, 2013 Weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz Height: 19 inches Proud parents: Brent & Whitney Vanderford Proud Big Sister: Londen Proud Great Grandparents: Thelton & Sheila Vanderford Gary & Christine Sellers

4 BR, 2 1/2 BA , Corinth city limits, $850 mo., $850 dep. Lease & ref. req'd. No TVRHA; 2 BR, 1 BA , Central Sch. Dist., $475 mo., $475 dep. Lease & ref. req'd. No TVRHA. 662-415-1838.

Lynda and Charles Rinehart & Family


$7500 CASH ONLY. Handy Man Special, 16x70 2 BR, 2 BA. Must be moved. 662-401-1093.

LIKE NEW 2005 Kabco 28x62. You have to see to believe! 3 BR, 2 full BA, great home, has large kitchen, lots of cabinets (Wood), stone front fireplace, all appliances included, master bath has large tub & separate shower. Delivered & set up for only $44,900. Call 662-2965923.


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CrossRoads Heating & Cooling


Simple tune-up gives you more comfort, lower energy cost, prolonged life of unit & reduce risk of costly repairs.

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

Loans $20-$20,000

Programs starting at $75.00

Services offered: •Maintenance Programs •HVAC Systems •HVAC Tune-ups & Inspections We Service All Makes & Models

15% Senior Citizen & Vet Disc. Mention this ad & save 10%

40 Years

Remodeling or New Construction

KITCHEN & BATH CABINETS Produced daily at our modern plant in Corinth Industrial Park

We have the BEST Values for your Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets Just bring your measurements and we will help you with the rest!

Raised Panel Oak Flat Panel Oak MDF white or black (Prefinished or Unfinished) One of the state’s largest dealers in kitchen counter tops Formica or Granite

SMITH CABINET SHOP 1505 South Fulton Dr. • Corinth, MS


(662) 212-4735 Bill Crawford

Bill Phillips Sand & Gravel

1299 Hwy 2 West (Marshtown) Structure demolition & Removal Crushed Lime Stone (any size) Iuka Road Gravel Washed gravel Pea gravel Fill sand Masonry sand Black Magic mulch Natural brown mulch Top soil

“Let us help with your project” “Large or Small” Bill Jr., 284-6061 G.E. 284-9209


TORNADO SHELTERS Large full size 6x12 tall x 6’9” concrete

Smith Discount Home Center 412 Pinecrest Road 287-2221 • 287-4419

All types of lumber regular and treated

4695 6995

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

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

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• Carports • Vinyl Siding • Room Additions • Shingles & Metal Roofing • Concrete Drives • Interior & Exterior Painting FREE ESTIMATES 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE FULLY INSURED 731-689-4319 JIMMY NEWTON


662-665-1133 662-286-8257 JIM BERRY, OWNER/INSTALLER


50000 $ 4x8 Masonite 1695 HOUSE FOR SALE $ 00 Vinyl Floor Remnants 1 $ 95 CROSSTIES 6 $ 95 25 Year 3 Tab Shingle 54 35 Year Architectural $ 6295 Shingle ¢-$ 09 Laminate Floor From 39 1 $ 00-$ Hinkle community. Pad for Laminate Floor 5 1000 $ 95 807 CR 518, Rienzi Handicap Commodes 69 $ MS 38865. Round Commodes 4995 5 BR, 3 BA, 3 acres. $ 95 12 x 12 Celotex Ceiling (40Sq Ft) 39 Price Reduced! $ Tubs & Showers 21500 $140,000 Pattern Board




Specializing In Above Ground Pools

662-842-2728 BACKYARD POOLS 1292A North Veterans Boulevard Tupelo, MS

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-Reserve your booths now (inside-outside booths) -Yard Sale spots available (indoor-outdoor)

Call for more information 731-614-5794

SOUTHERN HOME SAFETY, INC. TOLL FREE 888-544-9074 or 662-315-1695



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




Don’t Waste Your Money... Shop With Us!

Farmers & Merchants Bank 662-720-4580

Licensed & Bonded

• Bucket Truck Service • Backhoe

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





HOME FOR $29,900. 2001 SALE - SALE - SALE 28x48 3+2, fresh painted Model Displays Must Go! walls, new carpet & lino. New Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA homes starting at throughout. Com$43,500 pletely ready to go. Delivery & set up on your Single Sections start at $29,500 property for $29,900. Clayton Homes Call 662-397-9339. Hwy 72 West, Corinth, MS NICE HOME, 2007 Cava- 1/4 mile past Magnolia Hospital lier, 16x80, 3 BR, 2 full BA's, vinyl siding, shingle roof comes with W H O L E T t h e d o g s all appliances, large kit- out?? Handy man spechen, lots of cabinets, cial, you can't touch master bath has large this 28x80 4 BR, 2 BA, tub, separate shower. l a r g e t u b , s e p a r a t e Delivered & set up for shower stall, extra large $27,900 or $2800 down kitchen. Home has sepa n d u n d e r $ 3 1 0 p e r arate living room & den month. Call 662-296- w/see thru fireplace, the 1st $10,000 gets it. 5923. Home has to be moved. Call 662-296-5923. REPOS, REPOS, Repos. Got 'em nice move-in WOW! 16X76 2 BR, 2 BA, ready, needs work. I've great cond., large masg o t o n e t o f i t y o u r ter bed & bath w/large b u d g e t ! A c c e p t i n g tub & separate shower. CASH OFFERS. FINAN- Kitchen has plenty of CING available! Double & cabinets. Only $16,900. S i n g l e W i d e s . D O N ' T Delivery & setup inMISS OUT! Call 662-401- cluded. Call 662-4011093. 1093 Today.



accept bids, for the purchase of one (1) fire truck until 10:00 a.m., Monday June 24th, 2013 at which time bids will LEGALS 0955 be opened and read aloud at the Town of Rienzi City Hall, located at 84 South Front Street, Rienzi, MS 38865.

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

Daily Corinthian • Sunday, June 23, 2013 • 7B HOME SERVICE DIRECTORY



AMERICAN MINI STORAGE 2058 S. Tate Across from World Color



BILLY'S Home Improvement. Roofing, ext. painting & pressure H A N D Y M A N ' S H o m e washing. Free est. 662care, anything. 662-643- 415-7979. 6892.

Award or rejection of bid will take place within 15 days of earlier date specified. Specifications are on file at the Town of Rienzi City Hall and may be obtained during normal working hours Monday Thru Friday 8:30a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The mayor and HAULING board of alderman of the Town of Rienzi reserves the WANTED TO BUY right to reject and or all bids 0786 REAL ESTATE and to waive any information BIG D'S Hauling, LLC. thereof. I PAY Top Dollar for Owner, Dale Brock. 648 used mobile homes. Call 14t 6/8, 6/9, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, C R 6 0 0 , W a l n u t , M S 662-296-5923. 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/18, 6/19, 38683. If you need it hauled, give us a call! 16/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 901-734-7660. 14261 LEGALS


0955 LEGALS Notice of Bids: The Town of Rienzi, MS will accept bids, for the purchase of one (1) fire truck until 10:00 a.m., Monday June 24th, 2013 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud at the Town of Rienzi City Hall, located at 84 South Front Street, Rienzi, MS 38865. Award or rejection of bid will take place within 15 days of earlier date specified. Specifications are on file at the Town of Rienzi City Hall and may be obtained during normal working hours Monday Thru Friday 8:30a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The mayor and board of alderman of the Town of Rienzi reserves the right to reject and or all bids and to waive any information thereof.

Local Established Company Has a Clerical Opening

• Excellent Computer Knowledge • Experience in Word/Excel 14t 6/8, 6/9, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, • Able to multi-task 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23 14261 • Organization a plus Send Resume to: Box 376 c/o Daily Corinthian POB 1800 Corinth, MS 38835-1800


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



MS CARE CENTER of Alcorn County is currently looking for an RN, 3pm-11pm Charge Nurse.

HANDY-MAN Repair Spec. Lic. & Bonded, plumbing, electrical, floors, woodrot, carpentry, sheetrock. Res./com. Remodeling & repairs. 662-286-5978.

If you enjoy working with the elderly, confident in decision making with supervisory experience, then this is the position for you.


Come by in person to fill out an application at 3701 Joanne Drive, Corinth, MS 38834.


International Converter, a progressive, growing local manufacturer of energy conservation products, is seeking a Shift Supervisor. POSITION SCOPE The Shift Supervisor Is responsible for providing leadership to hourly team members in the areas of safety, productivity, quality, reliability, cost control, and team engagement. The position has direct responsibility for approximately 20-40 employees per shift in a union environment in multiple manufacturing areas. Success relies on the supervisor’s ability to build relationships and fully engage all crew members In business Improvement. Qualifications • Proven track record of manufacturing leadership experience required experience In converting operations preferred. Experience In union environment. • Proven leadership skills required. • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. • Basic computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook desired. • Lean/continuous improvement experience preferred. • Demonstrated history and willingness to hold subordinate employees accountable to performance and conduct standards. EDUCATION • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree In operations management, engineering, Industrial technology or related field preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES • Manage a crew of operating personnel In multiple production areas. • Manage employee safety. • Utilize available line speed targets, set up time guidelines, efficiency logs, and process data collection tools to Improve productivity. • Manage product quality by understanding and communicating customer needs to crews and insuring expectations are consistently met. • Improve equipment up time and reliability. • Utilize lean techniques for processes related to management of the plant floor. • Conduct structured problem solving exercises with hourly and salary employees to determine root cause and corrective action of fill product quality Issues (customer or Internal) ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/COMPETENCIES • Strong Interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and be able to successfully manage multiple tasks In a fast paced manufacturing work environment. • Core Competencies: Customer Focus, Action Oriented, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust, Peer Relationships • Other Competencies Required: Managerial Courage, Conflict Management, Interpersonal Savvy, Learning on the Fly, Problem Solving, Priority Setting, and Drive for Results

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Huge 4 day Estate Sale

Friday 21st 10-2 Garage & Outside Only Saturday 9-3 Sunday 1-4 (1/2 price) Monday 10-1 110 Dunbar, Corinth (in Afton Oaks development off Hwy 2 E. Corinth, Ms.) Home of Linda Parker & the Late Dr. Charles Parker

We offer a competitive compensation and benefi ts program, including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 401K plans. To APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE EMAIL YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO; CAREERS@I-CONVERT.COM

Fantastic furniture (some old country), beautiful Mirrors, pictures, lamps - hundreds pieces old glass, lots old Fenton, depression, carnival, elegant etc., many sets fine & casual dishes, Waterford & other crystal, dolls, books, rugs, quilts, pottery, stoneware, old jars & bottles, knives, super kitchenware, pretty home decor, cast iron, collectibles & unique items, wicker & wrought iron patio furniture, generator, power washer, ladders, wheelbarrows, hand & power tools, display cases, and much more - still clearing out huge attic finding great items -thousands of great items in this sale. For list & pictures. www.

Clayton Estate Sales 662-231-0177







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







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. 864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S



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


662-212-4192 OR 286-3860


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.




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

2002 Chevrolet Z-71,4-dr., 4W.D., Am.Fm cass./CD, pewter $7,000 OBO in color, $6200. Call or text 662-643-5908 or 956-334-0937 662-643-5020

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


2 WD, 175k miles, 6-spd., auto., $18,000; 2013 PJ 40’ Gooseneck trailer.


$12,000. 662-415-1804

2007 GMC 3500

Turbo, exc. cond.



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).


228k miles.

$2500 obo.

662-643-6005 864 TRUCKS/VANS SUV’S


$1200 OBO



2008 Chev. Uplander LS

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

7-pass. van, 90,500 miles, white w/tan interior, dual air, asking


662-287-6218 or or 662-284-6752 or 662-664-0104

$3950. 286-2261

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



2000 Ford F-350

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

1977 Chevy Big 10 pickup,

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




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

2000 Ford Mustang GT

4.6, V-8, 5-spd., leather, new tires, 56,051 miles, extra clean, $6500. 662-462-7634 or 662-664-0789.

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

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,

340-626-5904. 340-626-5904.

$85,000 662-415-0590

$14,000 OBO

‘05 GMC 1500 HD LT Crew Cab

91,000 miles, 6.0 liter, all leather, power everything, no rips, stains or tears. BOSE system, ON Star avail., premium tow pkg w/KW roll over hitch & dig. brake sys. Possible trade.





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

22 ft. motor home, 23,800 mi., 22 hrs on generator, fully contained, Chevy V8, exc. cond.


731-439-5376/ 731-610-0053


662-415-0084 MAKE OFFER

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

Excaliber made by Georgi Boy

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

2007 Ford F-150

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

Caterpillar 210 engine, 6 new tires, sleeps 6 or 8, bathroom, holding tank, fresh water tank, full size refrig., seats 8





1991 Mariah 20’

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.

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


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

1981 Bluebird Bus

2008 Travel Trailer




‘07 Dolphin LX RV, 37’

Call Keith 662-415-0017.




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





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

$75,000. 662-287-7734

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

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

662-415-8623 or 287-8894

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




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Daily corinthian e edition 062313  
Daily corinthian e edition 062313  

Daily Corinthian E-Edition 062313