define earmarks Senate race // 4ASenate race // 4A Check the Community Calendar for upcoming events // 2A // 2AHoping earmarksHoping define Check the Community Calendar for upcoming events Daily DailyTimes Times Leader Leader SKYBOX HEADLINE Skybox text goes here. — See 1B SERVING Serving WEST West POINT Point & CLAY Clay COUNTY County SINCE Since 1867 SUNDAY, Sunday,December December 8,8,2013 2013 www.dailytimesleader.com 75 cents Pit bull attacks West Point child BY BY MARY MARY GARRISON GARRISON [email protected] [email protected] A A West West Point Point toddler toddler is is recovering recovering from from injuries injuries suffered suffered during during aa pit pit bull bull attack attack on on Thursday. Thursday. According According to to aa statement statement issued issued by by West West Point Point Police Police Department, Department, at at about about 55 p.m. p.m. Thursday Thursday officers officers were were dispatched dispatched to to aa residence residence on on Clay Clay Street Street regarding regarding aa possible possible dog dog attack. attack. Upon Upon arrival, arrival, encountered encountered evidence evidence to to suggest suggest the the child, child, aa 3-year-old 3-year-old boy boy whose whose name name has has not not been been released, released, had had been been attacked attacked by by aa pit pit bull bull chained chained up up on on the the outside outside of of the the residence residence in in which which he he was was staying. staying. While While several several adults adults were were present present in in the the home, home, the the child child reportedly reportedly slipped slipped outside outside unsupervised. unsupervised. Neighbors Neighbors heard heard the the attack attack and and alerted alerted those those in in the the home. home. According According to to West West Point Point Police Police Chief Chief Tim Tim Brinkley, Brinkley, an an adult adult in in the the home home struck struck the the dog dog with with aa baseball baseball bat bat to to free free the the child. child. An An adult adult on on scene scene took took the the him him to to North North Mississippi Mississippi Medical Medical Center Center in in West West Point Point prior prior to to officers’ officers’ arrival. arrival. He He was was treated treated for for bite bite wounds wounds to to the the head, head, shoulders, shoulders, neck neck and and lower lower extremities, extremities, in in addition addition to to several several deep deep lacerations. lacerations. The The injuries injuries were were not not considered considered life-threatening, life-threatening, but but Brinkley Brinkley said said itit could could have have been been far far worse. worse. “We “We feel feel confident confident that that ifif neighbors neighbors hadn’t hadn’t witnessed witnessed the the attack attack and and brought brought itit to to the the attention attention of of adults adults in in the the home, home, See ATTACK || Page 5A Yokohama Boulevard bids begin Out with the old BY BY JUSTIN JUSTIN MINYARD MINYARD [email protected] [email protected] — — Justin Justin Minyard/Daily Minyard/DailyTimes Times Leader Leader Pictured is the post- and pre-demolition of what was the old Trailway Bus Station located on Brame Avenue. The site is the future location of a brand new District 5 voting precinct which is not only expected to serve the function of citizen electoral voting, but also harbor space that can be utilized for recreational purposes such as a wedding reception, family reunion and the like. Parker unveils first novel at Luncheon with Books BY BY DONNA DONNA SUMMERALL SUMMERALL [email protected] [email protected] Starkville Starkville author author Laurie Laurie Parker Parker is is making making an an appearance appearance at at noon noon Dec. Dec. 11, 11, during during Luncheon Luncheon with with Books Books at at the the Bryan Bryan Public Public Library. Library. She She will will be be discussing discussing her her first first novel novel Matchstick Matchstick Cross. Cross. Southern Southern sentiment, sentiment, nostalgia nostalgia and and conversations conversations about about the the insignificant insignificant with with her her gay gay best best friend friend help help flavor flavor this this saga saga of of aa single single woman’s woman’s sorrows, sorrows, successes successes and and spiritual spiritual seeking. seeking. The The Matchstick Matchstick Cross Cross is is aa tale tale of of journeying journeying back, back, of of sorting sorting through through memories, memories, of of unboxing unboxing things things long-stored, long-stored, and and of of trying trying Vol. 146, Issue No. 283 to to make make sense sense of of it it all. all. “I’ve “I’ve written written 13 13 books, books, yet yet II feel feel aa bit bit like like aa first-time first-time author author now now that that I’m I’m releasing releasing aa novel. novel. Which Which II did did completely completely as as aa way way to to get get back back at at people people for for not not liking liking to to read,” read,” said said Parker. Parker. “Seriously, “Seriously, it it was was inspired inspired by by aa disheartening disheartening trend trend I’ve I’ve been been witnessing witnessing in in recent recent years years as as aa children’s children’s book book author. author. Folks Folks don’t don’t read read like like they they used used to. to. People People come come into into my my booth booth at at events events where where II am am selling selling my my artwork artwork and and books, books, they they pick pick up up my my children’s children’s books, books, open open them, them, and and immediately immediately upon upon seeing seeing that that they they have have more more than than See LUNCHEON || Page 5A ON THE INSIDE Daily Daily 75¢ 75¢ See YOKOHAMA || Page 5A Clay County residents earn GEDs — — Mary Mary Garrison/Daily Garrison/DailyTimes Times Leader Leader Graduates from East Mississippi Community College listen to speakers during the winter commencement ceremony Thursday night on the Golden Triangle campus just outside of West Point. Of those completing the course curriculum were 16 Clay County residents. See Tuesday’s edition of Daily Times Leader for details and a complete listing. 1. South Side Elementary announces its Fire Department coloring contest 6A winners. 2. With farm bill talks © 2013 Momentum Momentum is is steadily steadily gaining gaining speed speed in in the the construction construction of of the the much-anticipated much-anticipated Yokohama Yokohama Tire Tire Company Company Manufacturing Manufacturing Plant. Plant. Beginning Beginning today today and and ending ending at at 10 10 a.m. a.m. Dec. Dec. 19, 19, the the Clay Clay County County Board Board of of Supervisors Supervisors will will be be accepting accepting bids bids on on the the construction construction of of state-aid state-aid roads roads for for the the Yokohama Yokohama Boulevard Boulevard project. project. Robert Robert Calvert, Calvert, president president of of CalvertCalvertSpradling Spradling Engineers Engineers Inc., Inc., said said the the project project will will consist consist of of laying laying four four miles miles of of road road stretching stretching from from Hwy. Hwy. 45 45 to to Barton Barton Ferry Ferry Road Road In In addition addition to to constructing constructing the the twotwolane lane road, road, Calvert Calvert said said the the contractor contractor awarded awarded the the bid bid will will be be tasked tasked with with erecting erecting four four bridges bridges throughout throughout the the stretch stretch of of road. road. The The construction construction of of Yokohama Yokohama Boulevard Boulevard is is essential essential in in that that itit creates creates aa direct direct route route to to the the plant plant site, site, according according to to West West Point Point Chief Chief Administrator Administrator Randy Randy Jones. Jones. The The current current route, route, Jones Jones said, said, is is inauspicious inauspicious for for the the sizable sizable quantity quantity of of vehicles vehicles that that will will be be traveling traveling to to and and fro fro during during the the construction construction of of the the plant. plant. And And the the deadline deadline for for completion completion of of Yokohama Yokohama Boulevard Boulevard is is nothing nothing short short of of aa feat feat that that will will keep keep construction construction workers workers on on their their toes. toes. Upon Upon arrival arrival of of the the bidding bidding deadline, deadline, the the respective respective contractor contractor will will be be looming, milk prices across the country could see a 3A dramatic increase. Today’s... News .. Today’s News Tomorrow’s Trends GOOD Good MORNING Morning TO our OUR LOYAL to loyal SUBSCRIBER subscriber JOHN john BENNETT bennett Tomorrow’s Trends Index Index Business ....... 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Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email [email protected] Ongoing u Feed the Hungry — Holy Temple Holiness Church Women’s Ministries deliver meals to Feed the Hungry the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is elderly or shut-in, and could benefit from this free delivery service, call 494-3322 before 8 a.m. the morning of the deliveries. u Town Creek Bible Study — Minister Lester Moore will be holding Bible Study at Town Creek Apartments in the Laundry Room each Tuesday night from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. The current 13-week less is titled “How to be a Christian.” u Noonday Prayer Service — Strong Hill M.B. Church is having a prayer service from noon – 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Inviting everyone seeking the power of prayer. Ministers, evangelists and pastors are welcome. u Computer Classes — Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church is offering free computer classes for senior citizens age 60 and over from 6 – 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Classes will teach basic beginner computer skills. Don’t let technology pass you by. SUNDAY, DEC. 8 u Pre-Christmas Program — Greenwood M.B. Church is having its annual pre – Christmas program at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and sing, perform a skit, read a poem or do a mime troop presentation. FRIDAY, DEC. 13 u Women’s Discipleship Service — Progress Street Church of God wishes to invite everyone to their women’s discipleship service at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Evangelist Virginia Ivy of New Greater St. Mark Holiness Outreach Ministry. Her church family are special guests. SUNDAY, DEC. 15 u Christmas Musical — The combined adult choirs of Mt. Hermon and Pilgrim Grove M.B. Churches will present traditional and nontraditional songs of the season at their Eighth Christmas musical at 6 p.m. Pilgrim Grove will serve as this year’s host church. The Interpretive Praise Dance Team of Greenwood M.B. Church will be their special guests. u Christmas Concert — Mt. Zion M.B. Church in White Station wishes to invite everyone to their Christmas concert at 5 p.m. Special guests are the church family of Kyle Chapel of Vardaman. All who with to sing, dance or read a poem are welcome to participate. Thanks for reading Daily Times Leader! To subscribe, call 494-1422 CommunityCalendar COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Community Announcements” are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email [email protected] dailytimesleader.com. Monthly u Civitan meetings — The West Point Civitan Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon in the Training Room of NMMC-West Point. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend. u West Point Alumni Chapter Meetings — The West Point Alumni Chapter Meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Northside School building on Fifth St. at noon. All members and interested persons are invited to attend. u City Board Meetings — The City Board of West Point holds its meetings the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. Work Sessions are held every Thursday prior to the board meeting at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. u American Legion Meeting — American Legion Post 212 will meet every third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at their headquarters on Morrow St. All members are urged to attend. u AARP Meeting — The Clay County AARP will meet every third Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. at the Henry Clay Retirement Center. All members and those interested in AARP are urged to attend. For more information call Ella Seay 494-8323 or Dorothy Landon 494-3577. u Lodge Breakfast — West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40, sponsors a breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 5:30 – 8:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. Ongoing u Basic Skills Class — Free Basic Skills class at the EMCC West Point Center, Hwy. 45 North, Monday thru Thursday each week, 11:30-1:30 p.m. The Basic Skills class will prepare you to take the WorkKeys test and receive a Career Readiness Certificate. WorkKeys® is a job skills assessment that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce. These classes are sponsored by EMCC Workforce Services. Please call Mitzi Thompson at 243-2647, to register for free classes. u Lodge Meeting — West Point Masonic Lodge No. 40, will have its regularly stated communication the third Monday of each month. All Master Masons are urged to attend. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 u Welding and Carpentry Classes — EMCC Workforce Services is offering Welding and Carpentry classes two nights a week from 5 – 9 p.m. Please contact Mitzi Thompson at 2432647. u Luncheon with Books — Laurie Parker of Starkville will return to Luncheon with Books at noon in the Esther Pippen Meeting Room at the Bryan Public Library. The author of 13 previous books for adults and children, “The Matchstick Cross” is her first novel. She will talk about her new book. copies will be available for $25 including tax. Friends of the Library invites everyone to attend. Lunch is available for a $6 donation to Friends of the Library. For more information, call 4944872. u Grief Support Group — Christ United Methodist Church is providing support for grieving families with a Grief Support Group who will meet Mondays at 6:30 p.m. u GED Classes — EMCC West Point Center, if offering free GED classes at EMCC West Point Center, Monday thru Thursday, from 8 am – 1:30 p.m. These classes are sponsored by the Adult Basic Education department of East MS Community College. Please contact Cynthia McCrary or Jessica Flynt at 492-8857 for additional information. u C2C Info — Need work skills to get a job? EMCC Workforce offers the Counseling 2 Career program to assist in gaining work experience. C2C classes are available for residents of Clay, Lowndes, and Noxubee counties, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.3 p.m. If you are 18-21, please contact Sha’Carla Petty at 662243-1930 or Chrystal Newman at 662-243-1941 for more information. u Animal shelter help — The West Point Clay County Animal shelter needs foster families for several puppies who have been selected to go on the next Homeward Bound rescue.You would need to keep the pup for two weeks, until the day of transport. If you are interested, please call the shelter at 524-4430. u Ladies Auxiliary — The American Legion Post 212 Ladies Auxiliary meet the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Through DEC. 16 u DHS Gifts for Foster Children — Clay County Dept. of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services are now accepting gift donations for children in the foster care system. If you would like to adopt a child or children for Christmas, or for more information call 494-8987 or come by DHS office 360 Washington Street. Through Dec. 19 u Decorating contest — Daily Times Leader, in conjunction with the West Point Growth Alliance, Hometown Realty, Coldwell Banker, Anthony’s and the Ritz Cafe, is hosting a holiday decorating contest for residents of Clay County. Residents can submit their name, number and address to P.O. Box 1176 in West Point for consideration. Staff will photograph participating homes to be featured in a holiday spread on Sunday, Dec. 22. Entries must be received by Dec. 19. Winners could receive a $50 gift certificate to Anthony’s, a $25 gift card to the Ritz Cafe or a free three-month subscription to DTL. All Clay County residents are eligible to participate. For more information, email [email protected] 3A Daily Times Leader | Sunday, December 8, 2013 dailytimesleader.com Business Today's Weather Local 5-Day Forecast Sun Mon 12/8 48/45 Tue 12/9 50/37 Wed 12/10 44/30 Thu 12/11 12/12 53/32 50/32 Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 48F. Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s. Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s. Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s. Sunrise: 6:47 AM Sunset: 4:48 PM Sunrise: 6:48 AM Sunset: 4:48 PM Sunrise: 6:49 AM Sunset: 4:48 PM Sunrise: 6:49 AM Sunset: 4:48 PM Sunrise: 6:50 AM Sunset: 4:48 PM Mississippi At A Glance Tupelo 45/41 — Associated Press (From left) Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Den. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, are intercepted by reporters after negations on the Farm Bill wrapped up Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.There is agreement on many parts of the legislation but significant differences remain over funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. Greenville 43/38 Starkville 48/45 Milk prices could rise if farm bill looms BY MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON — A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies. The two chambers have been far apart on both issues for more than two years. But the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees expressed optimism after a private meeting Wednesday that they may be able to find resolution in time to narrowly avert the expiration of dairy subsidies on Jan. 1. If those subsidies expire, new laws will kick in that could result in decreased dairy supply on the commercial market and higher prices for a gallon of milk. Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas, a Republican on the House-Senate farm bill conference committee, said negotiators could possibly hold a public meeting next week for the conference committee to settle some of the remaining issues before the House leaves for the year on Dec. 13. But with a final deal still elusive, it seems unlikely that Congress will finish the bill before the end of the year. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner said the bill should be extended through January while negotiators work out their differences. Boehner also contradicted the optimism of House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., who said Wednesday that the two sides had made "great progress." "You know, I've not seen any real progress on the farm bill," Boehner said. "And so if we've got to pass a one-month extension of the farm bill, I think we ought to be prepared to do that." An extension is not certain, however. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, DNev., has said he doesn't want to extend the bill again after Congress already extended the bill at the beginning of this year. Finding a compromise on cuts to the nation's $80 billion-a-year food stamp program has been the toughest obstacle over the last two years. The House passed a bill this summer that would cut $4 billion from food stamps — now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — annually and allow states to create new work requirements for some recipients. The Democratic Senate, backed by President Barack Obama, passed a farm bill with $400 million annual cut, or a tenth of the House cut. Negotiators have discussed as a possibility cracking down further on a practice in some states of giving low-income people as little as $1 a year in home heating assistance, even when they don't have heating bills, in order to make them eligible for increased food stamp benefits. The Senate found its $400 million in annual cuts by requiring that recipients receive at least $10 in assistance to make them eligible, while the House doubled that cut by requiring that recipients receive $20 annually — bringing the savings to around $800 million a year. It's unclear whether a compromise would include the new work requirements passed by the House, but the Senate is LET US DO YOUR HOLIDAY COOKING! 12-14 lb Turkey 7-8 lb Turkey Breast 1/2 pan Dressing (12-15) Pan Dressing (25-30) 1 QT Giblet Gravy $29.99 $22.99 $24.99 $49.99 $3.99 Call to Order: 494-5246 unlikely to go along with those proposals. The Senate has also balked at a House provision to end government waivers that have allowed able-bodied adults without dependents to receive food stamps indefinitely. That proposal has been particularly important to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. White House spokesman Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for the Senate version of the bill Thursday, calling the House SNAP cuts "unconscionable" and harmful to families across the country. "The president has mentioned and made clear that there is an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill," Carney said. "And he hopes and expects that that can be achieved before the end of the year." Negotiators are also working out how farm subsidies should be restructured in the absence of a traditional subsidy called direct payments, which are paid to farmer regardless of crop price or crop yield. Both chambers' bills would eliminate this $5 billion annual subsidy in response to critics who say it pays farmers not to farm. But they have argued over how to replace those payments, with major farm groups squabbling over whether subsidies should kick in based on crop prices or farmer revenue, and how to count the acreage on which the subsidies are based. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, said negotiators had tentatively resolved some of those subsidy issues. But they are still waiting for analysis of how much their proposals would cost, a process that could take until next week. 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Box 1176, West Point, MS 39773. $13 $106 $68 $38 dailytimesleader.com Local Daily Times Leader | Sunday, December 8, 2013 5A Fashioncorner Christmas gift ideas for her It is December, and Christmas is right around the corner. Everyone is out shopping for gifts for their special loved ones, or looking online for special deals. We all want to wow that special someone with a gift from the heart, especially the female. What exactly do you buy for that special lady? I will give you a list of gift ideas that she will appreciate. Clothes Women love new clothing, so an addition to her FRIED CHICKEN FRESH DAILY AT 5PM 8pc mixed 12pc mixed 16pc mixed 2pc Dark, fries, roll 2pc White, fries, roll 539 East Main Street • West Point $7.99 $11.99 $15.99 $2.49 $2.99 Ashley LOVE · Fashion Columnist · wardrobe would be excellent. Because the weather is getting colder, sweaters would be the perfect choice as a gift. Other garment ideas may be a statement trench coat, wool blazer or a cute striped shirt. Accessories Shoes Scarves, gloves and hats are great gifts for that special female in your life. Depending on the print, these accessories add warmth and vibrancy to your wardrobe. Besides shoes, jewelry is another excellent accessory of choice. Gold or platinum jewelry, as well as vintage jewelry are perfect choices for Christmas gifts. Shoes are the number one accessory that women cannot live without. If you look in any woman’s closet, you will see tons of shoes. Fuzzy snow boots such as UGGS, combat boots and fashionable booties will make any woman happy, and if you create the dream closet, you will make her even happier. See FASHION | Page 6A 6A Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Daily Times Leader dailytimesleader.com Lifestyles anniversaries FASHION From page 5A Perfume What woman does not want perfume for Christmas? Not only does it come in a beautiful bottle, but its exotic scent lasts throughout the whole day. Perfumes of choice would be J’Adore and Miss Dior by Dior, Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan, Honey by Marc Jacobs, and Endless Euphoria by Calvin Klein. Technology Dwight and Sandra Burchfield Pete and Ruth Walls Charles and Rose Smith Three couples celebrate Golden Anniversary Dwight and Sandra Smith Burchfield of Ridgeland, Pete and Ruth Smith Walls of Vardaman and Charles and Rose Smith McDaniel of Lou- isville, are all celebrating 50 years of marriage. Sandra, Ruth and Rose are sisters, formerly of West Point, married within six weeks of each other. The three couples request your presence to celebrate this special occasion 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Sparta Opry House in Sparta. Women love clothing and accessories, but what about technology? Tablets like the iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Google Nexus would be a perfect stocking stuffer. If she is hinting about a new phone, of course you cannot go wrong with the iPhone 5S by Apple, Moto X by Motorola, and the Nokia Lumia 1020. You can find these items at your local boutiques such as Rose’s Corner, The Studio Salon and Boutique and West Point Jewelry and Gift Shop, all located on Commerce Street, as well as department store, Belk, and discount store, TJ Maxx in Columbus. If you do not want to leave your home, online shopping would be a better choice. Nomorerack.com has everything from clothing to the latest technology, at a very affordable price. Have a great day, and happy shopping. Ashley Love is a fashion designer/illustrator in West Point. You may view her website, http://www. behance.net/ashleylove and her fashion blog, All About Fashion, http://www.irrhoplaceable.blogspot.com and contact her through email, [email protected] South Side coloring contest winners Donna Summerall/Daily Times Leader First place winners (above) rode the fire truck during the Christmas parade. Pictured (from left) are Kamdon Tyler, Latroyias Wylie, Tytiuona Cooperwood, Jada Baker, Roy’shuna Robinson, McKenzie Taylor, Nakerricka Ewing, Ahlarious Ware, and LaDestinee Thomas. The overall winner of the third - grade coloring contest is LaDestinee Thomas. She was presented with a trophy and a gift card from West Point Fire Chief Johnny Littlefield. Third place winners are (from left) Daijah Cox, Ellia Walker, Dimarquez Ewing, Cortez Gibson, Josie Facella, DChristopher Cannon, Katelyn Keenum, Jonathon Edwards, and Kolban Hogan. Second place winners are (from left) Nicholas Sanders, Zion Reeves, Monte Gardner, Tyler Staten, Jada Pernell, Destiny Neal, Bella Livingston,Victoria Jeffers, and Paola Garcia. “Mary, did you know?” by Russell Mauldin, Sue C. Smith and Jonathan Grumpton Sunday, December 8th • 6pm Reception afterwards in the Fellowship Hall First Christian ChurCh located on the corner of East Broad and Court St. 494-2391 S ports SUNDAY, December 8, 2013 www.dailytimesleader.com Section B Hebron too much for Central Lady Eagles, Eagles score second district wins By Will Nations [email protected] LADY EAGLES 53, LADY VIKINGS 32 MACON — Rebekah Falkner left the game after a head-to-head collision with a Central player in the second quarter, and Holly Hudson fouled out with seven minutes remaining in the game, leaving Hebron Christian without its leading scorers. The Lady Eagles also lost its starting center as Victoria Ferguson battled foul trouble the whole game. Hebron needed people to step up in a district contest — it found the assistance off the bench. Freshmen Millie Hudson, Jana White and Brooke Griffin came off the bench and combined for 17 points to help the Lady Eagles get over the second half hump as Hebron defeated the Central Lady Vikings, 53-32, in a MAIS District 3-A game Thursday. "Central was a physical team, and we had to keep our compusure," Hebron Head Coach Bruce Franks said. "We had some people foul out and some young girls stepped up and made big plays." Senior Alaina Hill led Hebron in double figures with 11 points. Blake Rigdon led Central with 11 points, as well. After leading the first quarter 10-5, the Lady Eagles began to expand their advantage during the second quarter. Falkner led the charge with seven of her nine points during an 8-2 run giving Hebron a 22-9 cushion before exiting the game with her injury. Hebron ended the first half of action with a 15-point lead, 30-15. Hebron outscored Central in the third quarter, 13-8, giving the Lady Eagles a 20-point cushion. Hill knocked down a 23-foot three-pointer as time expired in the quarter, closing the period at 43-23 for Hebron. Central was able to bring its deficit under 20 points, 43-26, in the fourth quarter, but Hebron was able to pull away, outpacing the Lady Vikings 10-7 for the remainder of the final six minutes of the contest. The game paced slowly as both teams combined for 43 personal fouls. Hebron had 23 total personal fouls — three more than Central. Franks appluaded the efforts of his senior starters, Subrina Oswalt and Hill, See EAGLES | Page 2B — Submitted photo East Mississippi sophomore runningback LaKendrick Thomas runs through a pack of Coahoma Community College defenders during a MACJC game at William-Sullivan Field in Scooba. EMCC plays against the No. 1 Georgia Military College at 2 p.m. Today at the Mississippi Bowl in Biloxi. No. 2 EMCC Lions set to meet No. 1 Georgia Military in bowl For Daily Times Leader SCOOBA — Football champions of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and NJCAA Region 23 for the third time in five years, the second-ranked Lions of East Mississippi Community College will vie for their second NJCAA National Championship in three years when they battle top-ranked Georgia Military College this Sunday (Dec. 8) in Mississippi Bowl VI. Kickoff for the 2013 NJCAA National Championship Game is set for 2 p.m. at Biloxi Indian Stadium. This year's NJCAA National Championship Football Game, featuring the NJCAA's only two remaining unbeaten (11-0) teams in No. 2 EMCC and top-ranked GMC, will be video-streamed live at http://www.njcaatv.com/ bowlgames/. The live video-stream broadcast will also be available online at www.mississippibowl.com. In addition, the national championship match-up, pitting the 2011 NJCAA Champion EMCC Lions and the 2001 NJCAA Champion GMC Bulldogs, will be broadcast live on WFCA FM 108, out of French Camp, with Jason Crowder and Glen Beard describing the play-by-play action, and John Lyle Briggs serving as the Lions’ sideline reporter. The game’s radio broadcast will also be carried live by Me- ridian’s WKZB FM 95.1. Owning a six-year composite record of 5510 (.846) under the guidance of head football coach Buddy Stephens, the 11-0 EMCC Lions captured their third MACJC State/NJCAA Region 23 football championship in three years by claiming a 61-24 victory over then-No. 4 Jones County Junior College in this year's state title game played Nov. 9 on EMCC's Scooba campus. The week prior on Nov. 2, the Lions bested then-No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 45-28, in the state semifinals also contested in Scooba. With a 33-3 collective division mark under Stephens' direction, this year's EMCC squad also claimed the program’s fifth MACJC North Division regularseason title in the past six years dating back to the 2008 campaign. Previously claiming state football titles during prior odd-numbered years in 2011 and 2009, East Mississippi earned the school's firstever national football championship two years ago with a 55-47 triumph over then-No. 1 Arizona Western College during the 2011 El Toro Bowl/NJCAA Championship Game played in Yuma, Ariz. Led by current Ole Miss starting quarterback Bo Wallace, the 2011 NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year, the then-second ranked EMCC Lions capped their perfect 12-0 campaign in 2011 with the eight-point road win over then-No. 1 AWC after knocking off Hinds (55-24) and Mississippi Gulf Coast (4217) during state playoff games held in Scooba. This weekend will mark the second Mississippi Bowl appearance for Coach Stephens’ EMCC football program. In 2009 after earning the school’s first-ever MACJC State/NJCAA Region 23 football championship with playoff wins over Jones County (26-16) and Mississippi Gulf Coast (75-71) in Scooba, the Randall Mackey-led Lions capped an 11-1 campaign four years ago by posting a 27-24 victory over their future 2011 NJCAA Championship Game opponent, Arizona Western, in Mississippi Bowl II also contested at Biloxi Indian Stadium. As the NJCAA’s sixth-winningest football program over the last six years, EMCC is bidding to become the third MACJC school to earn multiple national football championships. Mississippi Gulf Coast (2007, 1984 & 1971) and Northwest Mississippi (1992 & 1982) have each claimed more than one national title on the gridiron, while MACJC foes Pearl River and Mississippi Delta won NJCAA football championships in 2004 and 1993, respectively. EMCC’s Stephens was an assistant coach on PRCC’s 2004 national championship team. See LIONS | Page 2B Missouri upsets No. 18 UCLA 80-71 Mais All-Star game: Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri guard Earnest Ross thinks it's "pretty cool" when he makes 3-pointers. His teammates agree, especially when they're dropping in big games. Ross scored 20 points and finished 5 of 11 from beyond the arc to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday. His third 3-pointer with 14:46 remaining gave the Tigers their first lead in more than 16 minutes. The shot bounced off the front of the rim before going in, helping Missouri (9-0) overcome an eightpoint halftime deficit. "As I continue to shoot and see shots go in, it makes the basket get a little bit bigger," Ross said. "When I'm in a rhythm, I just think I'm in a pretty good groove and I just continue to keep shooting." Sometimes that thinking gets Ross into trouble with coach Frank Haith, who prefers to see him use his 6-foot-5, 228-pound frame to drive the lane and score in the paint. "I'm pretty liberal with our guys taking shots," Haith said, "but I want them to understand we were much better shooting the ball because we ran our offense in the second half." The win extended Missouri's NCAA-best, homecourt winning streak to 24 games and the Tigers' run of 79 consecutive wins against non-conference opponents at Mizzou Arena. The victory was the first in that stretch against a nationally ranked team. — Associated Press Jordan Adams scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds and Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine each Missouri's Jordan Clarkson, left, shoots as he drives past UCLA's Travis Wear, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game See HOOPS | Page 2B Saturday, Dec. 7 in Columbia, Mo. South defeats North DTL staff CLINTON — In sub-40 degree temperatures and first half rain showers, the MAIS South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars, 3-2, Friday evening at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College. Troy Waites of Presbyterian Christian School knocked through a 21-yard field goal, giving the South All-Stars a 3-0 lead with three minutes, 23 seconds left in the first half. The field goal capped a five-minute offensive series that was started following a Matt Rymer of Adams County Christian School fumble recovery at the North 30-yard line. The North closed the deficit within one point with 54 seconds left in the third quarter after a bad snap placed the ball across the goal line, forcing Brady Lea of Parklane Academy to dive on the football. The South All-Stars claimed its 23rd victory of the 42-game series between the two sides. The South victory was the first win since 2010 after two straight victories by the North. The South now leads the series between the two opponents 23-19. Both sides had missed oppor- tunities and multiple turnovers throughout the contest. The South though were able to capitalize on one of its forced turnovers. North All-Star most valuable players were Sam Rayburn of Jackson Academy (Defensive) and Ashton Knight of Indianola Academy (Offensive). Josh Samander of Jackson Academy and Kody Bieniemy of Cenla Christian took home the defensive and offensive awards, respectively, for the South All-Stars. West Point natives Troy Arnold of Hebron Christian and Joseph Caskey of Oak Hill were participants on the North All-Star teams. Arnold and Caskey shared time on the defensive line in their final contests as high school athletes. Arnold tallied two tackles, one for a loss. Caskey also collected two tackles for the North squad. An altercation between both sidelines marred the low-scoring affair after the North recovered a South fumble with 10 minutes, 32 seconds remaining in the game. The majority of both sidelines spilled onto the field for a minute long scuffle that was finally broken up by officials and coaches — no punches were thrown by either side. 2B Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Daily Times Leader dailytimesleader.com Sports EAGLES From page 1B added 13 points for UCLA (8-1), which lost in its first game on an opponent's court this season. "I think a couple guys, including myself, took some tough shots, which is not fair to our teammates," Anderson said. "It made it much easier on our opponents. That's not the basketball we play. We've played though big games and we've just got to get better at that." Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 for Missouri. Johnathan Williams III grabbed 15 rebounds to help the Tigers gain a 4730 advantage on the boards and remain the only unbeaten team in the Southeastern Conference. The team is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season. Missouri trailed 43-35 at halftime after committing 12 turnovers and shoot- “They just beat us there first. We tried our best to get every rebound. Some didn’t bounce our way. Hopefully with practice, we will continue to get better with that.” Jordan Adams ing 41.7 percent from the field. Back-to-back fastbreak dunks by Ross and Brown brought the Tigers within 49-45 with 16:44 remaining. After UCLA's Tony Parker converted a free throw, Ross hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Tigers their first lead since 11:20 left in the first half. Brown's 3-pointer about 5 minutes later expanded Missouri's lead to 67-62, and UCLA couldn't get any closer the rest of the way. "They just beat us there first," Adams said. "We tried our best to get every re- bound. Some didn't bounce our way. Hopefully with practice, we will continue to get better with that." UCLA entered the game averaging a Pac-12-leading 90.6 points, including 98.8 in its last four contests. The Bruins made 15 of 30 attempts in the first half, but only converted 8 of 31 attempts — including 0-for-8 from behind the arc — after the break. "Our offense just didn't move," first-year UCLA coach Steve Alford said. "The ball stopped a lot. We were in a pretty good rhythm in the first half, and for whatever reason, we stopped moving the ball offensively in the second half." The teams traded baskets for the first 10 minutes before a 3-pointer by Bryce Alford sparked a 14-0 run that gave the Bruins a 30-17 lead with 6:47 left before the break. Missouri scored the next 11 points, but UCLA countered with eight for a 38-28 lead. LaVine finished the run with a thunderous windmill dunk. Both schools played in the Las Vegas Invitational last week and were selected co-champions after defeating Nevada and Northwestern in Nevada. UCLA and Missouri agreed to not play each other ahead of Saturday's matchup. The game ended a home-and-home series after UCLA defeated the Tigers 97-94 in overtime at Pauley Pavilion last Dec. 28. EAGLES From page 1B for keeping the game under control for the Lady Eagles after the game. The Hebron first year head coach was extremely pleased by the play of Millie, Griffin and White. EAGLES 61, VIKINGS 23 Senior Hayden Carty scored a game-high 25 points, and the Hebron Christian Eagles (4-1; 2-0 District 3-A) defeated the Central Vikings in a MAIS District 3-A game Thursday night. "We really got it going in the first quarter when the pressure got to them," Franks said. "I still like the way we played with the up-tempo. We have to have an advantage to make it work." Drew Myatt scored 10 points, and Channing Tapley notched nine points in the Eagles' fourth consecutive win after falling to Victory Christian Nov. in Columbus. Nelson Robbins led the Vikings with 11 points during the losing effort. Hebron jumped out early in the first quarter as Myatt scored a jumper inside the paint to give the Eagles a 10-point advantage with two minutes left in the quarter, 17-7. Carty scored 15 points during the first eight minutes, capping the quarter with a fast break lay-up, expanding the Hebron lead to 20 points, 27-7. The Eagles outpaced the Vikings by halftime, 46-9, instituting a running clock for the remainder of the game. The Eagles scored 18 points off of 18 Viking turnovers with a strong pressing defense. Carty contributed to the strong defensive performance with five steals, which he converted into ten transition points. Hebron defeated both of its opponents this week by a combined score of 137-46. Vols roll in 2nd half to defeat Tennessee Tech BY STEVE MEGARGEE Associated Press KNOXVILLE,Tenn. — Jarnell Stokes had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double Saturday as Tennessee pulled away in the second half for an 84-63 victory over Tennessee Tech. After trailing 42-41 early in the second half, Tennessee (62) went on a 22-1 run to seize control of the game. Jordan McRae scored 16 points and Josh Richardson and Jeronne Maymon each added 13 for Tennessee. Jordan Johnson scored 15 points, Ty Allen had 14 and Jeremiah Samarrippas added 10 for Tennessee Tech (5-6). Tennessee Tech shot 10 of 20 from 3-point range but was only 3 of 12 on free throws. Tennessee has won 21 of its 22 meetings with Tennessee Tech, which got its only victory over the Volunteers on Dec. 4, 1996. The two schools, located about 100 miles apart, were meeting for the first time since Dec. 28, 2006. Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin had spent the week emphasizing the importance of working the ball to Stokes and Maymon. Stokes, a 6-foot-8, 260-pound junior, has averaged 8.5 points in Tennessee's two losses and 17 points per game in the Vols' six wins. During this current stretch of four straight double doubles, Stokes has averaged 18.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. This was Tennessee's first game since a Thanksgiving week trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, and the Vols' defense showed plenty of rust in the early going. Tennessee Tech led by as many as seven points in the first half as it capitalized on sizzling outside shooting. The Golden Eagles made seven of their first eight 3-point attempts and were 8 of 11 from beyond the arc in the first half. The Golden Eagles had entered the day shooting just 30.3 percent from 3-point range this season. Johnson, who was averaging just 3.8 points per game, had a careerhigh 15 points by halftime after shooting 4 of 4 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes. Samarrippas was 2 of 3 from beyond the arc in the first half. Samarrippas' driving basket with 5:25 left in the first half gave Tennessee Tech a 34-27 advantage. Tennessee responded with a 10-0 run, but the Golden Eagles fought back and regained the lead on Johnson's three-point play with 1:19 left. McRae's jumper with 1:04 remaining gave Tennessee a 4140 halftime lead. Tennessee Tech pulled back ahead 42-41 on Dwan Campbell's basket with 18:57 left in the game, but Tennessee responded with its 22-1 run. McRae tied the game 42-42 by making the first of two free throws with 18:01 remaining. LIONS From page 1B Hey Kids! Send your letters now! On Tuesday, December 24th, The Daily Times Leader will publish a special section full of Christmas wishes and letters to Santa. Send your letter to the address below and we’ll make sure that Santa sees it! Mail your letter to: Mr. S. Claus c/o Daily Times Leader P.O. Box 1176 West Point, MS 39773 Or drop it off at: Daily Times Leader 221 E. Main Street Be sure to mail it in time to get here before December 16th! Kids are invited to also draw on their letters to Santa. The best drawings will be scanned and printed with the letters. The Daily Times Leader will print as many letters as space allows. Heading into the NJCAA’s slate of postseason bowl games, the EMCC Lions continue to be the dominant team nationally on both sides of the football. Along with leading all NJCAA teams in scoring offense (63.2 pts/gm), touchdowns scored (97) and total offense (611.1 yds/gm), East Mississippi tops the national team leaders in scoring defense (7.7 pts/gm) and rushing defense as well as with 29 pass interceptions and 61 sacks on the year. Having scored 45 or more points in every game this season under the command of NJCAA All-American quarterback candidate Dontreal Pruitt, including a 90-point effort against Coahoma and two other outings with 70+ points (79 vs. Northwest Mississippi & 70 vs. Mississippi Delta), the Lions' 97 total touchdowns this season are 28 more than second-place Iowa Western's 69 scores on the year. Just as dominant on defense in 2013, EMCC allowed just 33 total points during the team’s nine regular-season outings, including five shutout victories during a six-week span. The Lions have held the opposition scoreless in 34 of 44 quarters played this year. In addition to leading the NJCAA with 41 rushing touchdowns and tied nationally (with Scottsdale) with 44 passing touchdowns this season, the 2013 EMCC Lions are also tied for the national lead among junior college teams with eight defensive touchdowns. East Mississippi's eight defensive scores include seven pick-six pass interceptions, all by different players, and a fumble return for a touchdown by NJCAA All-Region 23 linebacker Christian Russell. The Lions have also produced four touchdowns via special teams on two punt return scores by all-region wide receiver C.J. Bates and another by all-region defensive back A.J. Stamps as well as an onside kickoff return by freshman speedster Kameron Myers. Headquartered in Milledgeville, Ga., the unbeaten (11-0) and top-ranked Bulldogs of Georgia Military College are guided by 2010 NJCAA Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee Bert Williams, who also serves as the school's athletic director. Under his leadership, the GMC Bulldogs were 2001 NJCAA National Champions while also claiming subsequent national runner-up finishes in both 2002 and 2005. This season, Georgia Military ranks as the nation's No. 1 rushing team on the strength of freshman running back Jovon Robinson from Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn. The former Auburn University signee averages an NJCAA-leading 195.4 yards per game on the ground, including a 313-yard rushing effort against Snow College (Utah), while also topping the national junior college ranks with 31 rushing touchdowns on the year. As a team, the GMC Bulldogs own NJCAA-best averages of 7.0 yards per rushing attempt and 293.5 rushing yards per contest. Georgia Military also rates fourth nationally scoring an average of 46.5 points per game for the season. BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL OCCASION! Our bakery specialist can help you select the perfect size and flavor cake. We’ll add your message or make it extra special with a theme kit! To Order Just Call 494-5246 539 East Main Street • West Point Daily Times Leader | Sunday, December 8, 2013 dailytimesleader.com Sports 3B Green leads LPGA Tour Q-school Coach: Winston DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jaye Marie Green pushed her lead to seven strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament and Mi Rim Lee jumped to second with a course-record round. The 19-year-old Green, from Boca Raton, birdied the final two holes for a bogey-free 6-under 66 in windy conditions on LPGA International's Jones Course. She had a 20-under 196 total, a record for three rounds since the event became a 90-hole event. "I think being where I was at 14 under to start the day, I was like, 'OK, just make it through the day. Let's put that behind you,'" Green said. "My goal was to get to 20 under before Sunday and it was cool that I did that today. So, that was nice." The 23-year-old Lee, from South Korea, had a 61 to break the Jones Course record of 62 that Green set Wednesday. Tied for 25th entering the day, Lee had an eagle, 10 birdies and a bogey. "Putter was good today," said Lee, a regular on the Korean LPGA who won the 2012 Korean Women's Open. "First day and second day, not so much. I hit some really close for tap-ins. It was nice." The top 20 after the final round Sunday will earn Category 12 status, Nos. 21-45 and ties will receive membership in Category 17, and the other players who make the 72-hole cut will get Symetra Tour status. Green was 29th on the Symetra Tour money list this year. Tiffany Joh was third at 10 under after a 70 on the Jones Course. "One of my first Q-schools I think it was sleeting in the final round," Joh said. "You just never know what you're going to get this week. You just kind of have to go out there and not put too many expectations on yourself as far as numbers go and just try to do the best you can." Amy Anderson, the 21-year-old former North Dakota State star who won a record 20 college titles, was 9 under after a 70 on the Jones Course. South Korea's Seon Hwa Lee, a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, and Kathleen Ekey were 8 under. Lee had a 72, and Ekey shot 69 — both on the Jones Course. Lorie Kane, the 48-yearold Canadian who has four LPGA Tour victories, was tied for 58th at 2 over after a 73 on the Jones Course. Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods' niece, also shot a 73 on the Jones Course. She was tied for 107th at 7 over. showed no stress from investigation BY RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press — Associated Press Shanshan Feng chips the ball on the 13th hole during the final round of the CME Group Titleholders golf tournament Nov. 24 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. Two shots behind going into the final round, Feng, the 24-year-old from China ran off four birdies in the opening six holes to seize control, and she closed with a 6-under 66 to win by one shot and claim the richest prize in women's golf. Manning meets Titans with a chill in the air BY EDDIE PELLS Associated Press DENVER — When Peyton Manning lines up against the Tennessee Titans, he'll be keeping his eye on a handful of numbers: n '99' is defensive tackle and sack specialist Jurrell Casey; n '53' is the all-important 'Mike' linebacker, Moise Fokou; n and '20' is cornerback Alterraun Verner, who leads the Titans with five interceptions. But Manning's biggest challenge Sunday is overcoming another number: '14,' as in, the forecast high in Denver on Sunday. "We'll handle it just like any other team has to," Manning said. If only it were that simple. Manning's less-than-stellar record in the cold — he's 8-11 when game-time temperature is 40 or below — has been Topic No. 1 in Denver this week. The Broncos (10-2) are heading into the homestretch of the season with the best record in the AFC, positioned for home-field advantage through the playoffs, with the Super Bowl in potentially frigid New York. Granted, these icy temperatures in Denver aren't all that common — a point John Elway went out of his way to make when he was recruiting Manning to the Mile High City. In 54 seasons of pro football in Denver, only eight games have started with the temperature in the teens or below. One of them, of course, was last year's 13-degree playoff contest against Baltimore. A loss. More recently, Manning and the Broncos fell at New England, where the wind chill was 6. Manning was something less than his usual, impeccable self in both those games. His quarterback rating of 83.1 in the 19 cold-weather games he's played is about 14 points lower than in the other 237. In preparation for the cold weather, Manning started experimenting with wearing gloves last season. The cold weather, combined with his multiple neck surgeries, causes a loss of feeling in his hands. "It's part of the adjustment that I've made and tried to adjust and still working through it, kind of, each time that I wear it," he said. Here are five things to look for when the Titans (5-7) visit chilly Denver: COLD WEATHER: Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns against a woeful Kansas City team to close last season in his only other cold-weather game in Denver, proving that, indeed, he can produce, especially when the opponent doesn't put up much resistance. He's had the advantage of throwing in frigid practice conditions this week. The temperature won't crack 20 until next week. And he'll get another chance next Thursday, when the Broncos play their regularseason home finale against San Diego, with nighttime temperatures expected in the low 20s. CLINGING TO HOPE: It figures one team with a record around .500 will grab the AFC's final playoff spot. The Titans are in that mix. They would be in better shape, of course, if they hadn't lost five games by a touchdown or less. "I feel like we've been given a lot of chances," running back Chris Johnson said. "I feel like we're working hard right now as a team and just trying to stick together and just trying to squeeze in." FOX RETURNS: The Broncos welcomed back coach John Fox this week, four weeks after his surgery for aortic valve replacement. He said he's feeling fine and actually wanted to come back to work sooner. He was striding around the practice field, as usual, in the cold weather Thursday, and on Friday, said he would coach from the sideline. PUNCHING IT IN: About the best thing that could be said about Denver's 27th-ranked defense last week in a 35-28 win over the Chiefs is that it held them out of the end zone when it mattered most. Trailing by a touchdown, Kansas City drove 83 yards late in the fourth quarter and came up empty. The Chiefs also got shut out after a 77-yard drive in the first quarter. Led by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Titans are not a big-play offense. Johnson is their most consistent threat, though he averages only 3.8 yards a carry. In theory, grinding out first downs and chewing up the clock works well against Manning. But for Tennessee to have any chance of winning, it will have to improve on its 53.8 percent rate of scoring touchdowns when it gets inside the 20. WHO'S THE RUNNER: Rookie Montee Ball had his Robert W. Jamerson Let Me Earn Your Jamerson Business For Your or call me at 662-617-3401. Ask [email protected] for Robert or call me at 662-617-3401 [email protected] Robert W. 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The 19-year-old redshirt freshman seemed poised and mature beyond his years, whether he was throwing touchdown passes after shedding a defensive lineman or answering questions from reporters about what it took to be the leader of one of the best teams in the country. Three weeks ago the story changed. A year-old sexual assault complaint against him was given by Tallahassee police to the state's attorney office to be investigated. For three weeks, Winston faced the possibility of serious criminal charges. He was accused of rape by a female Florida State student. His lawyer said the sex was consensual. Winston continued to play spectacularly. While he was shielded from answering direct questions about the investigation, he gave his routine interviews leading up to and after games. If the investigation was stressing him out, he wasn't showing it publicly. And according to coach Jimbo Fisher, he wasn't showing it privately either. "He's been the same guy, and like I said, he believed in the process, and he believed in himself, and he's been the same guy," Fisher said Friday at a news conference at Bank of America Stadium for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against Duke, about 24 hours after prosecutors in Florida announced Winston would not be charged. "It's been a remarkable maturity level presented by him to be able to compartmentalize and handle things he can control and not that anything was (taken) lightly or he didn't take it seriously, but like I say, in our life everybody has issues or something going on in your life, and the ones that can compartmentalize and function and handle them when they have to handle them are the ones that are very successful, and he's very mature like that," Fisher said. No. 1 Florida State played three games from the time news broke about the complaint until the time the case was closed. There were certainly no signs of distraction from the Seminoles, though this team is so talented that rolling Syracuse, Idaho and Florida by a combined 176-24 could have been accomplished with less-than-full attention. Winston completed 67 percent of his passes in those three games for 829 yards, with nine touchdown passes and one interception. He appeared to be the same jovial guy on the sideline, joking with teammates and interacting with fans after games. When it was time to answer the at-times awkwardly worded questions about dealing with "distractions," he deftly managed to swing it back toward talking about the team and the game. Fisher said he has seen no change in his team's mood or demeanor since the decision not to charge Winston was announced. 4B Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Daily Times Leader CrossworD dailytimesleader.com COMICS Horoscope ARIES (March 21-April 19) At some point today, you will want to join a friend for some fun, whether it’s a treedecorating party or simply coming up with gift ideas for a difficult person. Be careful with a temperamental partner who has very different ideas. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Take a stand. You will want to finish a project before you relax. For some of you, this responsibility could involve an older friend or relative. For others, it might involve work from your job. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Make phone calls to loved ones at a distance. You might want to discuss their gift preferences, as you are not with them every day. On the other hand, they might prefer getting together for a visit. CANCER (June 21-July 22) A partner might be controlling. You could experience some uproar on the homefront, which might just be dragging in the tree to decorate it. Make an effort to allow others to have their say. You tend to dominate family matters. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’ll want to be more convivial and go along with others’ wishes. Make time for just you and the apple of your eye. Feelings flow, whether you’re under mistletoe or just relaxing at home together. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Learn to juggle your busy schedule. Avoid doing any impulse shopping. If you do, hold on to the receipts, just in case you change your mind. Go for a walk, get into the mood of the season, but avoid the stores. Center yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Mars enters your sign and creates a likelihood that diplomacy will fly out of the window in the next few weeks. You are likely to express your feelings, which could shock some people who think they know you. Get in some exercise to lessen your stress. s uDoku CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You easily could wonder what is going on with an older friend, relative or someone you have put on a pedestal. You might see how much this person is passionate about the holidays, as he or she barks out orders. Be polite. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Someone at a distance will reach out to you and demonstrate his or her caring. You might beam from ear to ear, which could draw others to you. You have a lot of energy; direct it toward getting some of your holiday errands or projects done. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. CRYPTOQUIP December 8, 1973 STATISTICIANS PREDICT JOBLESS INCREASE ONLY JUST BEGINNING Unemployment rose in November 0.2 percent to 4.7 percent, the biggest increase in 21 months, and is expected to go even higher this winter as the fuel shortage causes more layoffs, the government said today. Officials said they did not believe last month’s employment statistics, gathered during the week of Nov. 11-17 had yet reflected much joblessness resulting from oil shortages caused by the Arab oil boycott. Spokesmen for the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said layoffs caused by the fuel shortage should start showing up to some degree in the December employment reports, which will be released in January, and to a large degree in the January report. The number of workers holding jobs showed little actual change in November. the total fell by 7,000 to 85.7 million. However, the number of unemployed increased by 195,000 because about that many additional workers joined the labor force. The jobs report followed by a day other gloomy economic news in the form of a report showing an increase last month in wholesale prices of almost 2 percent, caused by zooming fuel costs running close to four times the biggest pervious one-month rises. The wholesale fuel price increases - ranging from close to 7 percent for coal, nearly 35 percent for gasoline and 45 percent for diesel fuel- more than offset a decline in wholesale food prices. Herbert L. Stein, chairman of President Nixon’s Council of Economic Advisors said today he felt food prices would continue to register favorable trends, and possibly might even decline by the end of 1974. But he foresaw further fuel increases. Stein maintained that favorable food price trends would far exceed the negative effect on the average worker’s paycheck of increase in fuel prices. Gasoline, he said, accounts for only about 3 percent of the worker’s budget as compared to up to 25 percent by food. The BLS said the increased unemployment was almost entirely among adult women and adult men ages 16 and 24. The unemployment increase from 4.5 in October to 4.7 percent was the largest for one month since March, 1972, when the rate also increased 0.2 percent from 5.7 up to 5.9. There had not been a larger increase since December 1970. BLS officials said today they now believe a 0.3 percent dip in October from the 4.8 percent unemployment level in September may have been what some statisticians call an aberration. THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT MAKES YOU SMARTER. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might choose to suppress your feelings in order to maintain a more even-tempered mood. Understand what is happening between you and someone else. Be careful, as holding in hurt feelings could turn you into a volcano when you finally let go. 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Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column. dailytimesleader.com Daily Times Leader | Sunday, December 8, 2013 5B 6B Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Daily Times Leader Outdoors KEEP OUT W hen you catch someone on your property during hunting season who isn’t supposed to be there, what do they always tell you? “I’m tracking a wounded deer.” They say this because in most states it is legal to follow a wounded animal across a property border to try and recover it. The problem is that habitual trespassers have learned this defense and use it for an excuse to go wherever they please. The first step is to debunk the claim. But once they’re exposed what should you do? Besides land-mines, booby-traps or mortars (which I must admit, sound appealing at times) what can we do that won’t also land us in prison? Protect yourself from this and prevent trespassing from ever happening in the first place. If I catch someone I’m usually so angry that the “intelligence center” in my brain just shuts off — I want to tell the trespassers what I think of their unethical actions and get them off the property as fast as possible. I get more caught up in verbally lambasting the perpetrators than thinking ahead about what should be done to prosecute. Use phone cameras or write things down and get vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers. Calling the DNR or police is also an option if you have a signal and aren’t Trespasser-proof your property By Todd Amenrud Mossy Oak Biologic, Gamekeepers pends upon your time horizon and budget, but I like to use a combination of trees, shrubs and warm season perennial grasses. It’s important to put some thought behind this because certain plants lose their foliage during various times of the year, and as trees grow they may elevate tall enough so they are no longer a barrier after a few years. So make sure that you consider both seasonally and for the long term. Mossy Oak’s Native Nursery can be helpful in designing a visual screen to meet your needs. Native warm season grasses are one of my favorite fixes. Different varieties like Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem and Indian grass can grow 6 to 10 feet tall and stand up well to the elements. I like to plant these grasses in addition to various trees and bushes. Stimulating the native seed-bank by mowing, fire or turning the soil can also create a regenerating native barrier. Trees are a must for permanent barriers. Conifers are my favorite for several reasons. Obviously they are thick and green all of the time, hence the reason they are often referred to as “evergreens.” I also like them because only a few varieties are attractive to whitetails, so if you choose the proper varieties they really don’t provide much for food value. The — Bruce Macqueen/Submitted photo Native warn season grasses, like those seen in the background here, make excellent visual screens along property borders. miles away from a station. Rather than thinking about evacuation you need to think about prosecution. n Sign, signs, everywhere a sign Our properties are clearly, legally posted with signs every 50 yards along our borders, which are also (most of the time) fenced. Make sure there is no excuse. Every once in a while you’ll get obtuse offenders that are bold enough to violate your markers regardless, but that’s why it’s important to prosecute when you catch someone. n Out of sight, out of mind Plant borders so people cannot see into your property. This all de- dailytimesleader.com last thing that I want to do is plant a variety that is attractive to whitetail on my property border. Plant a combination of evergreens and deciduous trees. Configure your barrier keeping in mind both horizontal and vertical growth properties. Remember a few years from now your barrier may be 10 feet above the ground and no longer serving as a visual screen. Stagger your plantings so people traveling along your border can’t see into your property from any angle. I suggest traveling your borders yourself with a friend and flag the vulnerable areas. n Keep your mouth shut Everyone likes to brag about harvesting a nice buck or all the deer feeding in one of their food plots. Be careful who you boast in front — Bruce Macqueen/Submitted photo Catching a license number on a vehicle is usually easier to trace than trying to find someone who recognizes a face in a low-res photo. A bridge at a creek crossing makes a great spot for a camera-trap for trespassers. It restricts their movement to a smaller zone and their attention is on the bridge and not the surrounding area where your camera might be. of. Word of a huge buck travels fast. For some reason “antlers” can make normally principled people do stupid things. The enticement to harvest a big, mature whitetail buck can trigger certain people to break the law, so the less people who know, the better. n Smile — you’re on my camera! To prosecute a trespasser all you need is a clear, identifiable photo of the trespasser in the act. The problem is coming up with an “identifiable” photo. Most trail cameras will take a clear photo during daylight hours if a person will stand still and pose for it. To take a clear photo of a person that means you need to mount the camera in a spot to see their face. That usually means if the camera can easily see them, they can clearly see the camera. Who wants to lose their $400 trail camera to a trespasser who just got their photo taken? A tactic that I have had limited success with is using an old decoy camera as the bait and then set the true trap with another working camera trained on the decoy camera. I make sure the working camera is camouflaged very well. If they mess with your decoy camera you now have them for vandalism or theft, which typically carries a much harsher penalty than trespassing. When they find your decoy camera it usually satisfies them and they think they’ve won this battle — but on the contrary. The toughest detail is getting a positive ID on the person/people in the photos. If it’s not a local person it may be difficult to identify them. For that reason I have started using more cameras on the trails and access points. Concentrate on the obvious parking spots, creek crossings and pinch-points along trails or gates that people use with vehicles. A license plate is easy to see and trace — Bruce Macqueen/Submitted photo The author has had limited success with a “decoy camera” catching trespassers. In fact, in one case it lead to the more serious charges of theft and vandalism. If the person has the gall to trespass they likely won’t bat an eye at stealing or vandalizing your camera.The “real” camera trained on the decoy camera needs to be fairly close and hidden very well. as opposed to trying to make out a face in a blurry, low-resolution photo. Make sure to set your camera on its highest resolution so when you zoom in on the license plate you can easily read the numbers. n Hi, how’s it going? Carry a disposable camera in your pack. Your trail cameras are stationary monitors, but what happens when you run into someone in person? Walk straight up to them and say “hello” and snap their photo. Now you have proof. This and name or license plate is all you need to prosecute. If they won’t give up a name follow them to their vehicle to get the license plate. Find their vehicles and take photos of them also. Gather and document as much information as feasible. Then, prosecute them. No excuses, no exceptions. What’s right is right and what’s wrong should be stopped.
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