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DuPree, Luckett battle for Democratic nomination BY HEATHER APPLEWHITE The Daily Mississippian

In front of a packed house at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, the top two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor debated over issues of the state. Bill Luckett, an attorney and businessman from Clarksdale, and Johnny DuPree, mayor of Hattiesburg, answered questions from a panel of journalists. The two candidates tackled issues involving early childhood education, job creation, health care and the state budget. Luckett led with an opening statement after winning a coin toss held prior to the debate. When asked about education, Luckett said that whatever Mississippi does in the long run, it has to start with education. “A lot of parents don’t know what the value of an education really is,” he said. “We’ve got to break the cycle.” DuPree believes early childhood education is the answer for improving many of the negative stereotypes about Mississippi. “Education is the way out,” he said. If elected governor, Luckett said he would bring his “can do approach” to help create more

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Bill Luckett, left, talks about key issues he plans to address if he is elected as the governor of Mississippi. Johnny DuPree, right, talks about the economy and what he plans to change to help the economy improve.

jobs across the state. “The best job program, the best economic growth ... is a great education,” he said. “But it has got to start earlier than it’s starting now. It must start in Pre-k or early childhood levels.” DuPree said the state of Mis-

sissippi needs all of the help it can get. “We have got to find innovative ways to keep people out of jail and keep them in jobs,” he said. “And education is the answer.” DuPree noted that there is a large discrepancy between the

amount of money that is spent on an inmate and the amount spend on a student in public schools. “We have an increasing amount of money that has gone to incarcerating people, and I think primarily because we have a middle man now, it’s costing

us so much money,” DuPree said. “We have got to look at cutting the middle man out.” Where health care is concerned, Luckett said he is in favor of providing the citizens of Mississippi with health care See DEBATE, PAGE 4

‘Forward Rebels’ looks to restore Ole Miss athletics BY JAKE THOMPSON The Daily Mississippian

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The Pride of the South marching band preforms their pregame routine before last season’s game against Auburn University. Forward Rebels is a new organization founded by Ole Miss alumni to help give Rebel fans a voice.

At the conclusion of this past Ole Miss athletic year, there was an overwhelming feeling of disappointment and anger. With the Rebel fan base rapidly growing frustrated with the administration and wanting some change, a small group of people have taken action to help give the fans a voice. Enter Forward Rebels, a new organization created by local alumni who are tired of the status quo and want to give other fans a chance to voice their frustrations in an organized manner. “There has been a growing feeling that something is wrong,” said David Bridgers, vice president of Forward Rebels. “It was not just about last year. Over the last 40 years there have been problems and there has

never been a fan’s voice to help correct the issues.” Forward Rebels consists of an executive committee with James Harper, an Oxford attorney, serving as president along with Bridgers as vice president. There are four other members on the executive committee, including former Ole Miss and NFL offensive lineman Todd Wade. The main goal of the organization is to unify the Ole Miss fan base that has been content with low expectations for its school and accept that this is how it will be. “We have been told that ’This is as good as it gets,’ and that Ole Miss will never compete with the powerhouses of the SEC,” Harper said. Harper and Bridgers created this group to help change the current See REBELS, PAGE 4


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Overcoming Mississippi’s stereotypes BY MEGAN MASSEY Columnist

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Through the years, Mississippians have garnered some unflattering stereotypes. We’ve been called backward, racist and my personal favorite for women, “barefoot and pregnant.” In recent years, we’ve received a new stereotype: fat. Sadly this recent addition to degrading ideas of Mississippi is undeniable. Although Alabama occasionally gets the honor, Mississippi is almost always declared the most obese state. ABC News released statistics this summer revealing the five counties in the United States with the lowest life expectancies for men and women. For women, the counties are Holmes, Sunflower, Humphreys, Sharkey and Quitman, all of which are located in the Mississippi Delta. These womens’ life expectancies are lower than 74, meaning they are lower than those in countries like Honduras and Peru.

The counties for men are Holmes, Quitman, Tunica, McDowell and Humphreys. All of these are also located in Mississippi. These mens’ life expectancies are lower than 69. In Mississippi’s defense, the U.S. as a whole has fallen out of the top 10 nations with the highest life expectancy despite the fact that we spend more per capita on health than any other nation. But this shouldn’t provide comfort. While it does show that we’re not alone in health decline, it represents us as the most declined. According to the study, obesity is one of the top three causes of such low life expectancies. The other two are smoking and high blood pressure. It is inexcusable for obesity to be killing us. It has become what I can only think to call an epidemic. For some reason, we can’t seem to gain control.

One problem is a combination of a lack of health care and health education. Three counties in the Delta, Tunica, Benton and Carroll, lack hospitals entirely. Another problem is unwillingness to change. We’ve gotten very comfortable in our fast food lifestyles. Most of us live fairly sedentary lifestyles; we sit all day, whether it’s in class or at work. At the end of the day, we’re too tired to cook, so we order in or drive through somewhere for dinner. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m not naive enough to think that a simple answer can solve the entire problem that our state and many others are facing, but I do think that simple is a good place to begin. The “Let’s Go Walking Mississippi” campaign has the right idea, but just walking isn’t going to fix the problem. We need to eat healthy and exercise. Yes, I know you’ve heard it

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a thousand times, but it’s the starting point. It’s crucial to be as healthy as possible today so we can avoid sickness in the future; illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure can all be caused by obesity. The statistics are pretty ominous. There are counties in our state less healthy than developing countries which, in my opinion, is unacceptable. We need to do something and most of us need to start with ourselves. So get out and be active. Eat less fast food. Go to a group fitness class. Take a walk around campus. Let’s change the statistics about our state. Taking care of this problem isn’t easy. It takes time and hard work, but it benefits us all. Megan Massey is a junior religious studies major from Mount Olive, Miss. Follow her on Twitter @megan_massey.

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Convictions and truth BY ANDREW DICKSON Columnist

One thousand dollars to you today, reader, if you can provide me with something tangible and concrete that refutes the “not-guilty” verdicts returned from the jury in the Casey Anthony trial Tuesday. Surely with the number of you private investigators out there that “know” how guilty Anthony is, one of you must know something. One of you must know exactly how the child died, on what day her death occurred and what Casey Anthony’s motivation was if so many are so sure she’s guilty as sin. Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure. Don’t get me wrong — Casey Anthony is guilty of being a habitual liar, an indifferent mother and having a knack for partying at the worst of times; however, the state of Florida did not sufficiently answer the previous questions and thus, did not come close to proving beyond a reasonable doubt to the jury that Anthony was a premeditated murderer. But before I explain to you why the verdict should not be a shock, take a stroll down memory lane with me for a moment, if you will: Remember when Richard Ricci was arrested in connection with the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case on the basis of his past criminal record and the fact that he had

worked on the Smarts’ home? Nancy Grace, a former prosecutor twice heavily questioned by the Supreme Court of Georgia for her ethics in the courtroom, immediately and repeatedly proclaimed on CourtTV and to CNN’s Larry King that Ricci “was guilty” despite the fact that he had yet to be tried and that she had very little evidence to support this claim. Grace continued to accuse Ricci, who died while in custody, up until the moment it was revealed that Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, two individuals with whom Richard Ricci had absolutely no connection, had kidnapped Elizabeth Smart. Then let’s recall the 2006 Duke Lacrosse fiasco that saw a stripper falsely accuse three Duke players of rape — a case Grace took a strong pro-prosecution position on. Ironically, the day after the three players were named innocent of all charges, Grace did not appear on her show and instead a substitute anchor announced the removal of the charges. Fast-forward to the beginning of the Caylee Anthony disappearance and we again find our friend Nancy Grace throwing due process to the wind as she and her friends drag Casey Anthony’s name through the media ringer for months and months. Then Anthony is declared innocent this week, but Grace again refuses to personally take responsibility for slandering yet another innocent citizen of the U.S. by presuming her guilty until proven innocent in front of a national audience for more than a year.

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Hey Nancy, do you have a clue as to why prosecution wasn’t the career for you? I do. See, it’s damn-near impossible to convict someone for murder if you cannot even give the jury a cause of death, a certain date of death or a motivation. It’s twice as impossible to give them the death penalty under the same circumstances. The verdict was a shock only if her guilt was a foregone conclusion to you. Prosecutors must prove guilt! In this case they could not, so it was Anthony’s defense lawyer Jose Baez who claimed the spotlight once the verdict was read, and he used the most of his 15 minutes of newfound fame to make a political statement: “I think that this case is a perfect example of why the death penalty does not work — we need to stop trying to kill our own people.” I wrote today for two reasons: First, to say that while Anthony may have been guilty of something, the prosecution did not present enough evidence to prove so beyond a reasonable doubt. Secondly, I’d like to warn against judging a case before it goes to trial. Wouldn’t you want the fair trial you deserved if you were ever charged with such a crime? I don’t want your “convictions” — I want the truth. Keep the former to yourself unless you have the latter. Andrew Dickson is a senior religious studies major from Terry, Miss. E-mail him at addickso@olemiss.edu.

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Stand back, I’m doing science! BY ALAN-MICHAEL WHITE Columnist

Not many months ago, I had an interesting argument with my father. He wanted to know why I believed in science, calling it limited and incomplete next to his religion. I tried to explain that I liked how the scientific method was self-correcting, that if I’m wrong about something, I use that new information to create a new hypothesis. He didn’t see it like that. To him, changing one’s mind was a bad thing. I don’t understand this idea that total certainty is preferable to a well-reasoned, flexible position. For certain, his disdain for the scientific method isn’t an isolated belief. One often gets the impression that our country was founded on freedom from science. Bring up evolution with the very religious and odds are someone will say that evolution “is just a theory,” which puts it in pretty good company with microbiology, gravity and relativity. Yes, they’re right that evolution is a theory, but not in the layman’s sense of the word. Evolution is a theory in the same way a videotaped gas station robbery is only evidence. It might not tell the entire story, but it’s pretty irrefutable stuff. I mean, for evolution to be false, 150 years of scientific research and the entire field of genetics would have to be thrown out the window. Yet if any of this is cited in an argument, it may very well be dismissed as elitist experts throwing facts around that don’t mean anything. I can’t possibly be the only person who sees just how dangerous that kind of thought is. It’s the kind of argument I’d expect to find in an idiocracy, not today. Why is it that knowing something for certain and being wrong about it is prefer-

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able to being somewhat wrong about something, with the ability to correct what one is wrong about? That’s what gets me. Yes, it’s true that science hasn’t told us everything about the universe. That doesn’t make what we know wrong! When we discovered that relativity was true that didn’t make Isaac Newton’s work on universal gravity a minor footnote. Perhaps, however, the problem isn’t an understanding of science, but an appreciation. As a country, maybe we’ve lost the spark that put us on the moon only 66 years after the airplane was invented. If it’s only a lack of the Soviet Union breathing down our necks to get us motivated, then perhaps we should take another look at China. It is a country that, if we don’t get ourselves back on track, will usurp our throne as the most important country in the world. Arguably, they already have. At this point, if losing our standing in the world doesn’t appeal to the senses, there is this to consider. The scientific method has done quite a lot for us. It has done everything from eradicating polio in everyone who isn’t the child of someone who trusts crazy celebrities over scientists, to allowing us to call whomever we want, whenever we want, almost anywhere we want. I can pretty much guarantee that all the holy books of the Bronze Age could never have helped us to get to where we are today. If it weren’t for the scientific method, one could reasonably hope to live to the age of 40 and when they took a job in another city, for the first couple of years, the only romancing they’d receive would be in the form of letters on pressed papyrus. Alan-Michael White is a senior English major and linguistics minor from Dumas, Miss. Follow him on Twitter @nintfjr.

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Democratic candidates Bill Luckett and Johnny DuPree talk with William Anderson from Ripely after the debate held last night. Both candidates said that they would support whoever received the Democratic nomination.

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Democratic candidates Bill Luckett and Johnny DuPree debate key issues that will affect the upcoming Mississippi governor’s primary race in August.

they can afford. “I’m all for making Mississippi a healthy state with good affordable health care,” Luckett said. DuPree said he supports President Obama’s reforms. “I support (President Obama’s) trying to help provide health care for those who can’t provide for it themselves,” he said. “We (Hattiesburg) just receieved an award last week from Blue Cross Blue Shield as the healthiest city above 10,000.” Candidates also addressed the issue of the state’s budget. In order to fix an already strained budget, Luckett said Mississippi should look to

other states in modeling a budget. “Georgia has a good working model, we need to study other states’ successes and borrow from it,” he said. “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel.” The 2011 Mississippi Primary is Aug. 2. The other two Democratic candidates, Bill Compton Jr., a teacher from Meridan, and Guy Shaw, a retired tax assessor from Yalobusha County, did not participate in the debate. For more information on DuPree and Luckett, visit their official websites, johnnydupree.com and luckettforgovernor.com.

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Former University Police officer, Army National Guard veteran, Ole Miss student, and family man’s memory is being honored with a new scholarship endowment for the criminal justice program at Ole Miss. Robert Langley was killed in October 2006 during a traffic stop involving a drunken Ole Miss student. Langley leaned in the window of the vehicle, driven by Daniel Reed Cummings, as Cummings began to drive off causing Langley to run alongside the truck. Langley was dragged approximately 175 yards and fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. Langley died a few hours later at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis of severe head injuries. Cummings, of Germantown, Tenn., pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is currently serving his fifth year of a 20-year sentence. Two friends of Langley, Rhea Tannehill and Jay Carmean, have decided to donate a $20,000 scholarship endowment in Langley’s name. There were other donations of $5,000 to help create the scholarship. Tannehill and Carmean are lawyers in Oxford and attended the University of Mississippi Law School. Tannehill said he and Carmean wanted to help other students get and education like Langley would have wanted. “We’d like to help out people who need the money, people who want a degree, and financially need it,” Tannehill said. Carmean wanted to help students be able to have a chance at receiving an education. “I just wanted it to go to somebody who couldn’t otherwise afford it,” Carmean said. “I just wanted someone who otherwise would’ve had to go out and get a job and not go to school to have a chance, and think about it in his situation, not to have to necessarily join military and go off into a war, but instead stay home and get an education.” Stephan Mallory, professor of legal studies at the university, said Langley deserves this scholarship in his name. “He was an outstanding young

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relationship between fans and the administration. Athletics director Pete Boone took a big step forward in mending these fences when he joined Forward Rebels in midJune. “I feel the spirit and the intent of the group is good and I am all for ways to make Ole Miss better,” Boone said. The athletics department does realize there is a problem and has taken steps in creating a better gameday atmosphere for the fans.

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man who gave his life to serve and you can’t do anymore than that,” Mallory said. “That is the ultimate sacrifice and certainly his name is honored in our department as well as in law enforcement.” Langley served a year in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard and came back to Oxford to be a canine police officer and student at Ole Miss. Tannehill said it was tragic that he died after all he had been through, but it caused the community to come together. “To get through Afghanistan and to get back to die the way he did was just tragic,” Tannehill said, “but it was neat to see how his life and his death moved people to come together in lots of different ways because the University of Mississippi Police Department, the law enforcement community here and people in general really were moved and hurt by this police officer, who a lot of them never knew.” Michael Harmon, captain of patrol at the University Police Department, worked with Langley the four to five years he was there. Harmon has worked with UPD since 1991 and felt that this scholarship was a good way to honor the things Langley has done for this community. “The contributions he made, not only as a police officer, but the con-

tributions he made in the Oxford and Lafayette County area is why I think it’s good to have this scholarship to give someone else a chance to do something in life, plus to remember Robert, too,” Harmon said. Carmean said he wanted to help with the scholarship because Langley wanted to work to pay for his children’s education and he wanted to contribute to that for other people. “He was very much into education himself, wanted his kids to have an education, and (to give the scholarship) just made sense because we’re in a college town,” Carmean said. Tannehill and Carmean said they talk to people today that do not know who Langley was, and the scholarship will help keep his name alive. “(Creating the scholarship) is the only way that we knew that we could kind of at least keep the name out there,” Carmean said. Mallory said there will most likely only be one $1,000 scholarship given out a year to a student in the criminal justice program. To be eligible for the scholarship the student must have a 2.5 grade point average and be in financial need. The scholarship will be awarded in the next two or three weeks.

Michael Thompson, senior associate athletics director for communications and marketing, put out a survey regarding gameday concerns voiced by fans. “Michael has been working on a whole new gameday experience,” Boone said. “We are completely renovating our sound system and have hired a guy to redo our video board (in the football stadium) as well.” Harper and Bridgers know they cannot control what happens on the field of play, but they are hoping to change the things they do have control over. “We want to get the fans plugged back into Ole Miss and get them

excited to be a Rebel again,” Bridgers said. The organization also jumped on the social media wave and started Twitter and Facebook pages. The Facebook page already has more than 1,000 fans and the group’s goal is to get close to 2,500 fans by August. The group, however, is not just limited to Ole Miss alumni. “We want every student to become a Forward Rebel,” Bridgers said. Forward Rebels is planning to have some form of presence in the Grove during the upcoming football season. For more information, go to www.forwardrebels.org.


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‘Transformers’ delivers on entertainment...kind of BY JOSH PRESLEY The Daily Mississippian

There are times I’ve gone into a movie not knowing what to expect, but a Michael Bay movie has never been one of those, and that goes double (now triple) for the “Transformers” movies. Mr. Bay gives you copious amounts of explosions, gratuitous shots of female body parts and plenty of sophomoric humor. If you went into “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” expecting anything other than those things and the occasional giant robot, then you probably didn’t like it. However, if you’ve actually seen the other two “Transformers” movies, enjoyed them somewhat, aren’t delusional and left your brain at the door, then you probably liked it just fine. Backtracking a bit, the first liveaction “Transformers” movie came out in 2007 and shocked a lot of people with how enjoyable it was. Sure, it wasn’t high art but I wouldn’t expect a movie about giant robots fighting other giant robots to be Shakespeare. It was a great popcorn flick and it raked in a ton of money, as well as finally making Autobot leader Optimus Prime into a true pop culture icon. The sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” came out two years later and was an ugly, bloated mess of a movie that was

almost a chore to sit through. Michael Bay has even admitted that he thinks it kind of sucks. So that brings us to our threequel, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which isn’t nearly as good as the first film but isn’t nearly as bad as the second. I will say that the first half of the movie is great, in that it was very entertaining and tried to bring back that sense of fun from the first film. The Autobots (the “good” robots) discover that our government had known about them long before they arrived on Earth and that their old leader, Sentinel Prime, crash-landed onto the moon in the 1960s and has been there in some sort of coma ever since. The Autobots retrieve him from the moon and bring him back to life using the Matrix of Leadership from the last movie. Things are well and good and Optimus is glad to have his old mentor back, but Sentinel Prime’s intentions are not what they seem. One betrayal later and we’re off to the races as the giant robots get to fightin’ again. Sentinel aligns himself with the Decepticons (the “bad” robots) and they plan to use some something or other to teleport their home planet of Cybertron to Earth for some reason. After that, the movie kind of falls apart.

The teleporter thing is just a MacGuffin and an excuse for war to break out again. Sam Witwicky is there because somehow he received some secret intelligence about the Decepticons plan and ... does it really even matter? This movie plays out exactly like the other two and it winds up with the Autobots and humans having a huge battle with the Decepticons. Optimus Prime is conveniently absent for most of the fight before showing up to single-handedly defeat most of the Decepticons himself. If you’ve seen the other two, you know the drill. The difference here from “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is that the action is a little easier to follow, even if the story is still a convoluted mess. The Transformers themselves are an improvement over the second film in that you can actually tell them apart in the action scenes (although all the Decepticons are the same color and roughly the same size). The new additions aren’t that interesting, except for Shockwave — though, except for two scenes, he isn’t given much to do. Sentinel Prime is an intriguing antagonist on paper but in execution is no different from past villains in the series. The cast is here and there. Shia LaBeouf is slightly more tolerable this time around except for a scene where he berates Bumblebee for

not hanging out with him more. His character Sam has come a long way since the first film but still shows flashes of his highly irritating former self. Much was made of Megan Fox not returning for this film but she isn’t missed. Despite what some critics are saying, I thought her replacement, Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, was just fine as Sam’s new love interest. John Turturro is back but has very little to do. Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson return as White Soldier and Black Soldier, respectively, and they go through the motions of the previous two installments. McDreamy is kind of lame as the human villain, but John Malkovich and Frances McDormand provide fine performances in fun, if small, side roles. Ken Jeong also has a cameo and let me state here for the record that I hope I never see him in a movie again. He has to be the most annoying actor on Earth and his introduction into the movie was where it started to go downhill. The voice cast remains stellar as always, particularly Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving as Optimus Prime and Megatron, respectively. The great Leonard Nimoy seemed to be phoning it in as Sentinel Prime and the character makes a Star Trek reference towards the climax that I did NOT care for.

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I know it sounds like I’m hating on this movie, but it really is perfectly suitable summer entertainment, even though I have yet to personally speak to another person that enjoyed it. I’ve heard various complaints about the silly plot and the cheesy dialogue but, seriously, what the hell where you people expecting from a Michael Bay “Transformers” movie? Sure, I wish the second half could have lived up to the awesome first half, but this movie is nowhere near as offensive and vulgar as “Revenge of the Fallen,” and it even manages to show a little heart. Bay says he’s leaving the franchise after this one, but make no mistake — there will be a fourth “Transformers” movie with or without him.

Teddybears make ‘Devil’s Music’ BY NATHANIEL WEATHERSBY Columnist

Not long ago, we were all hanging off the edge of adolescence, relentlessly searching everywhere for a way to rebel against parents, authority or whatever else we opposed. One saying no doubt heard during our childhood is, “I don’t understand why you listen to that devil music!” All explanations would be lost on the inquirer and they would continue on, ignorant to the feelings we got from the music we obviously enjoyed. In remembrance of those simpler times, the band Teddybears released its ironically-named second studio album, “Devil’s Music.” Teddybears originated in Sweden as a punk-rock band, although the band produces copious amounts of sounds in dance, electronic, rock and reggae genres. Patrik Arve and brothers Joakim and Klas Ahlund make up the band and individually possess many musical talents and abilities. Patrik, responsible for lead vocals, works with synthesizers and keyboards. The Ahlund brothers sing the backing vocals but also have experience with keyboards, guitars, bass and percussion, among other things. Patrik and Joakim met in Stockholm while attending art school and Joakim’s brother Klas

joined the duo later. Although the three are obviously very talented, the band relies heavily on drum machines and other electronic sounds. Maybe in another instance, under different circumstances, this characteristic would be a good thing, but on the band’s new album with the songs they have, a more authentic approach would not have gone unappreciated. With the departure of its drummer, it seemed like Teddybears had little to no other choices. One could infer that the band viewed this setback as an opportunity to develop uniqueness, but it has no doubt become a setback. As if predicting a response like this one, Teddybears sought to raise approval for its album through multiple collaborations with other well-known artists. Throughout its 12-track album, eight songs include vocal contributions from artists like B.o.B., Eve, CeeLo Green, The Flaming Lips and Robyn. For the most part, the band’s plan worked. Eve’s presence on the second track “Rocket Scientist” was a fantastic decision. The artist adds addictive lyrics and vocals to an already luscious audio track. The sounds of the third track, “Get Mama a House,” seem engineered specifically for the rising rapper, B.o.B. Robyn, a fellow Swedish artist, appears on the ninth track and brings with her the aura

of awesome that eternally orbits her voice in the song “Cardiac Arrest.” In fact, almost every song that includes vocals by another artist are those songs that get stuck in your head and make you dance. The musical talents of the Teddybears shines the most within these col-

laborations and the least in the four remaining songs. This shows that this band has some serious vibes but without the help of veterans, may still have some growing up to do. However, “Devil’s Music” by Teddybears is an interesting album to listen to and may take a few times

on repeat to find its spot in your heart. Like many albums, “Devil’s Music” has its dull moments, but do not let those discourage you. Be rebellious and listen to a song more than once before you toss it into the trash bin on your computer or iPod.


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UM football position breakdown: Wide receivers and tight ends Each Thursday, The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp will break down Ole Miss position-by-position as part of an eight-week series. Next week: running backs BY BENNETT HIPP The Daily Mississippian

In 2010, the Rebels lacked playmakers on the offensive side of the ball and addressed that need in their 2011 recruiting class. The newcomers, combined with the returning veterans, hope to make Ole Miss’ offense more potent at the wide receiver and tight end positions this season. Melvin Harris, a 6’6,” 210-pound junior, is listed as a starter at one of the wide receiver spots after spring practice. Harris has always been a threat due to his great size but has worked on becoming a more complete and consistent receiver. In a unit that will undoubtedly be young, the Rebels will count on Harris to be the veteran leader of the group. Behind him is talented redshirt freshman Vincent Sanders, who sat out last season. Sanders was a highly rated recruit and showed flashes of why he was highly rated during the spring. He is still learning the ropes of the collegiate game, but will certainly be counted on in the fall. At the other wide receiver spot, sophomore Ja-Mes Logan is listed as the starter over fellow sophomore Terrell Grant. Logan emerged last season as one of the Rebels’ most dependable wide receivers and drew

comparisons to former Ole Miss wide receiver Shay Hodge. Of the returning starters, he’s probably the number one option and continues to impress through the spring. Grant moved to receiver from the secondary and, while very raw, has good size and speed to be successful at the position in the future. The Rebels have another position for their flex players like sophomores Korvic Neat and Philander Moore, a junior college transfer from Blinn College. Neat has great speed but is undersized, still learning the ropes at receiver and needs to be more consistent. Moore enrolled in January and is learning the offense on the go. He has a ton of speed and athletic ability and will be part of the offense come the fall. After that, the focus turns to the highly touted triumvirate of freshmen in Nick Brassell, Donte Moncrief and Tobias Singleton. Brassell was one of the elite athletes in the country as a recruit and has the potential to be a true game breaker at the receiver position. Moncrief possesses great speed and hands and will also contribute early for Ole Miss. Singleton also has great speed and has a chance to play early as he continues to improve his route running abilities. The Rebels also signed T.J. Worthy and Collins Moore, who have bright futures as well. Ole Miss

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Sophomore wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan makes a catch in a 23-10 loss at Alabama last season. Logan, listed as one starter opposite junior Melvin Harris, started five games and finished third on the team with 29 receptions, 387 receiving yards and caught two touchdown passes last season.

signed what has to be one of the top receiver classes in a few years and the Rebels are counting on the freshmen to produce immediately. At tight end, junior Ferbia Allen is the starter after the spring with sophomore Alex Williams, a former wide receiver, and Layton Jones behind him. Allen and Williams are both undersized for the position, but Allen impressed in the spring and showed a complete game at the

position despite his size. Williams is still working on his blocking but has elite athleticism for the position, which makes him a threat. Jones also impressed during the spring and the senior will contribute on special teams and be a valuable backup at tight end. Like receiver, Ole Miss is counting on a newcomer to step in and provide some much needed help at tight end. That help comes in the

form of junior college transfer Jamal Mosley, who originally played for Oklahoma State. Mosley has prototypical size for the position but also has the speed to be used as a receiving threat. As Ole Miss tries to incorporate the tight end into the offense more, Mosley is the player that will let Ole Miss do that. He’s an elite talent and is sorely needed for a position that has been lacking for Ole Miss in years past.

OLE MISS BASEBALL IN THE PROS July marks the midway point of the 2011 baseball season for many former Rebels that are making their name in the professional ranks. The Daily Mississippian’s David Collier will give an update on how our former Rebels are doing so far this season. Alex Presley Pittsburgh Pirates Left Fielder After leading Triple-A in hits, the Pirates called up Presley last Tuesday to hit in the leadoff spot as the designated hitter during an interleague road trip. In his first game, Presley went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Presley impressed the coaches so much that he has played in every game since. He is currently batting .324 with one home run and six RBI in 37 at-bats. Seth Smith Colorado Rockies Right Fielder After a red-hot June for Smith, he found himself batting .302 with eight home runs and 36 RBI. He also ranks eighth in the National League with a .518 slugging percentage. Lance Lynn St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Lynn made his major league debut June 2, when he made two consecutive starts in place of injured pitcher Kyle McClellan. He was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on June 22 to take a spot in the St. Louis bullpen.

Lynn has had a few dominating performances this season and he is 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18 and one-third innings pitched. Matt Tolbert Minnesota Twins Shortstop Tolbert has been in a slump as of late, but he hopes to come out of it soon. A utility infielder, having already played shortstop, second base and third base, Tolbert is hitting .182 with 11 RBI. Two former Rebels are playing in minor league all-star games coming up soon. Florida Marlins centerfielder Chris Coghlan and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Maloney are both out with injuries. Coghlan was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee knee, while Maloney is on the 60-day disabled list with a cracked rib. Two former Rebels are playing in minor league all-star games coming up soon. Shortstop Zack Cozart, who is with the Cincinnati Reds’ Triple-A affiliate, the Louisville

Bats, is playing in the Triple-A All Star Game on July 13 in Salt Lake City. Cozart is batting .316 with seven home runs and 32 RBI, and he is getting the attention of the fans in Cincinnati, who want Cozart to be called up in place of the struggling Reds’ shortstops. Pitcher Drew Pomeranz will represent the Cleveland Indians organization in the 2011 All-Star Futures Games on July 10 from Chase Field in Phoenix as part of the 2011 MLB All-Star Game Festivities. For the season, with the Class A Advanced Kinston Indians, Pomeranz is 2-2 with a 2.06 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 70.0 innings pitched. On June 21, he took part in the CarolinaCalifornia League All-Star game in which he pitched 1.0 innings while giving up just one walk. Three more former Rebs got called up a level this month as Cody Overbeck got the call from Double-A to Triple-A, Phillip Irwin got promoted from Class A Advanced to Double-A and Stephen Head got called up to Single-A from Short Season A. Overbeck, who is with the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A

affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, is hitting .259 with 20 home runs and 52 RBI overall this season. Irwin, who is now with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Double-A team, the Altoona Curve, is a combined 7-1 with a 2.47 ERA as a starter this season. Head, who is now with the Asheville Tourists, the Colorado Rockies’ Single-A affiliate, is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA for the season. Here’s an update on the rest of the former Diamond Rebels in the minors, including four players that just signed their professional baseball contracts: Double-A Justin Henry – Erie SeaWolves (Detroit Tigers) – Outfielder – .307, 22 RBI, 14 Stolen Bases Jordan Henry – Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians) – Outfielder – .275, 20 RBI, 23 Stolen Base Class A Advanced Nathan Baker – Bradenton Marauders (Pittsburgh Pirates) – Pitcher – 4-5, 4.07 ERA, 60 strikeouts Tim Ferguson – Wilmington Blue Rocks (Kansas City Royals) – Outfielder – .203, 5 home runs, 26 RBI

Class A Short-Season Aaron Barrett – Auburn Doubledays (Washington Nationals) – Pitcher – 1-0, 5.79 ERA, 4.2 IP Matt Crouse – Connecticut Tigers (Detroit Tigers) – Pitcher – 1-1, 1.29 ERA, 14.0 IP Miles Hamblin – Tri-City ValleyCats (Houston Astros) – Catcher – .288, 1 home run, 6 RBI Matt Tracy – Staten Island Yankees (New York Yankees) – Pitcher – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 IP Austin Wright – Williamsport Crosscutters (Philadelphia Phillies) – Pitcher – 1-0, 2.08 ERA, 13.0 IP Rookie League Scott Bittle – GCL Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Pitcher – 0-1, 0.2 IP, 2 ER David Goforth – Helena Brewers (Milwaukee Brewers) – Pitcher – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 Save, 6.0 IP *Matt Snyder, who was drafted in the 44th round of the MLB Draft by the Washinton Nationals, has not signed a professional baseball contract. He has until August 15 to either sign or return for his senior season at Ole Miss.


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