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What Greek goddess is depicted inthe famous Winged Victory of Samothrace?
What world nation has three con-secutive dotted characters in itsname when written in mixed-case let-ters?
In what city did Rosa Parks refuseto move to the back of the bus?
In 1966, Johnny Cash brieflyshared a Nashville apartment withwhat other country legend?
What NFL quarterback shatteredRon Jaworski’s old record for mostconsecutive starts?
Fall Tour of Homes:
Columbus’ Fall Tour of Homesconcludes today with a 2-5 p.m.tour featuring WaverleyPlantation Mansion andSummertime. The TennesseeWilliams Home will also be opento the public. Tickets are $18($15 for seniors/military; $10for students K-12) at theConvention and Visitors Bureau,117 ThirdSt. S., 800-920-3533.
Monday, Oct. 8
The publicis invited to a free reception atthe Macon Welcome Center from4-6 p.m. opening an exhibit of paintings by Wanda Hunter. Theshow remains on display throughNov. 4.
Wednesday throughFriday, Oct. 10-12
TheatreMSUopens its 2012-13 season withthis Greek tragedy by Sophocles,at 7:30 p.m. in McComas Hall onthe Mississippi State campus.Dr. Donna Clevinger directs. Theproduction is part of theShackouls Honors College“Classical Week,” a celebrationof Greek, Roman and other cul-tures of the ancient world.Purchase tickets ($10) atcomm.msstate.edu/theatre/tick-ets/index.php or call 662-325-3320.
Katie Ross Miller
First grade, Heritage
is a junior atNew Hope HIgh School and is cur-rently looking for a job.
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No.10 Florida stuns fourth-rankedLSU, 14-6.
South Carolina rolls to 35-7 easy vic-tory against Georgia.
MSU 27, KY 14
Russell throws two touch-down passes as the 20th-rankedBulldogs improve to 5-0.
Ole Miss 27, Texas A&M 30
Johnny Manziel threw for atouchdown and rushed for anotherto help the Aggies rally.
BYCARMEN K. SISSON
After months of turmoil, theColumbus Country Club was qui-etly sold Friday morning at theUnited States Bankruptcy Court in Aberdeen, fetching $1.6 mil-lion.East Mississippi Community College, the sole bidder, will usethe property to expand its courseofferings and relocate programs,regaining much-needed space at its crowded Golden Triangle cam-pus. The Country Club has lan-guished in a state of financial tor-por since the economic downturn, which took a heavy toll on mem-bership, testified Kirk Hardy,president of the club’s board of directors.Between October 2008 and April 2010, membership droppedby nearly a third, failing to recov-er when the country began toemerge from the recession. Theclub filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy onMay 3, 2011.Friday’s sale will only satisfy debt to the first primary securedcreditor, a five-bank consortiumto which the Country Club owes$1.52 million. The remaining primary secured creditors — CadenceBank and Columbus business-man David Shelton — will not berepaid. The country club owedCadence $212,762 and owedShelton $375,438.50.Shelton had attempted to pur-chase it for $1.3 million last October and again in April,intending to develop the backnine holes and lease the front nineholes and 20,000 square foot club-
Court approves EMCC’s purchase of Country Club
Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff
Barbara Davis feeds Sayvion Guy, 5, a chicken wing, while Santasia Oden, 8, right, laughs at the situation during the7th Avenue Heritage Festival on Saturday. Cool, rainy weather didn’t seem to deter the crowds who gathered for thecelebration.
BY MICAH GREEN
Kamal Karriem was wearing theofficial shirt for the Seventh AvenueHeritage Festival on Saturday,the last day of the biggest free festival inMississippi. It read, “Commemorating30 Years…not just an event, but a tra-dition.”“Well actually,” Karriem said, “wereally just started continuing the tradi-tion 30 years ago.“What we aredoing has been doneherefor longer than that.”In a previous life, the area that isNorth Seventh Avenue and the sur-rounding blocks was the home of oneof the most prominent black entertain-ment and business districts in a staunchly segregated state. TheQueen City Hotel, located on Seventh Avenue, played host to the likes oB.B. King, Fats Domino, DukeEllington and Billie Holiday,afew from the long list of music royalty.Many of these entertainers had tocome to the area, not only to perform,
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DISPATCH STAFF REPORT
Carmen Sisson has beenpromoted to news editor,Dispatch Managing Editor Slim Smith has announced.Sisson, 39, moves intoher new role after servingasTheDispatch’s educationeporter since joining thetaff in April 2011. The Mobile, Ala. native was a double-ajorat the University of Alabama, study-ng English and journalism.Prior to joining the Dispatch, Sissonasworked at the Mobile County News(reporter/photographer) and Northport azette(editor). She has also worked xtensively as a freelance correspondent ndphotographer for a number of newsedia outlets, including Christian Scienceonitor, TIME Magazine and Thessociated Press.In her new position, Sisson will serve in variety of roles, including editing, featureriting, photography and layout/design.“I’m happy to have Carmen move intohis role,” Smith said. “Carmen’s versatili- yisagreat asset for The Dispatch. Wehink she will flourish in this expandedole.”
As the Columbus Municipal SchoolDistrict and Lowndes County SchoolDistrict move forward with teaching state-required sex education in the classrooms,educators, students and their parentshavevery different opinions on the effec-tiveness of the fledgling program.Ofthe39,825babies borninMississippi in 2011, a troubling 5,459 of those births were to teenage mothers.een motherhood is particular distressinginthe black community: Of the 1,726babies born to mothers between the ages
Will AbstinencePluscurb tidalwave of teenpregnancies?
BY MICAH GREEN
STARKVILLE — If you want to know about hisresearch, Edward Swan, a computer scientist and pro-fessor at Mississippi State,first points to a piece of equipment.It is called a haploscope.It is an optical device whichthrough a series of angledlenses and mirrors, projectsaseparate image to eacheye.“It’s a standard instru-ment to study visual percep-tion,” Swan explains,
MSU team’s research focuses on ‘augmented’ reality
Micah Green/Dispatch Staff
Gurjot Singh, Kenny Moser, professor Ed Swan, and Chunya Hua examine the haplo-scope, a device used to project ‘augmented images’ over ‘real’ materials.
New program implementedtofight ‘epidemic’
Seventh Ave. Festival thriving at 30-year mark