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What is the official name of NewYork’s Sixth Avenue, though it’s usedonly by clueless out-of-towners?
What is the
Pale Blue Dot
in thetitle of Carl Sagan’s 1994 book?
In much of Europe, the sausageswe call “hot dogs” arenamed forwhat city?
Who has won more Senate elec-tions — nine straight — than anyother politician in history?
What nation switched sides inWorld War II on Sept. 8, 1943?
Sixth grade, Heritage
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BY CARMEN K. SISSON
What do a general, a brigadier general, a president and computer entrepreneur have incommon? All four men — Colin Powell, the lateRobert Olds, George Washington and thelate Steve Jobs — are role models for Col. JimSears, the new wing commander of the 14thFlying Training Wing at Columbus Air ForceBase.Sears, who replaced former wing com-mander Col. Barre Seguin in June, spoke tothe Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday, takingthe opportunity to introduce Rotarians toboth his leadership style and his vision for the base. As a proponent of “quiet leadership,”Sears places a high emphasis on integrity,service and excellence, trying to instill thosequalities in everyone who works or trains at the base.Many joined the United States Air Forceafter the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he noted. Though they knew the nation was at war andthey would be called upon to serve, they fol-lowed a higher call — service to somethinggreater than themselves.It is a philosophy which Sears embraces
New wing commander asserts ‘quiet leadership’ at CAFB
Col. Jim Sears, new wing commander of the14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AirForce Base, talks with Cadence BankSenior Vice-President Larry CantrellTuesday afternoon following the ColumbusRotaryClub meeting at the ColumbusCountryClub. Sears spoke to Rotariansabout leadership, integrity and other quali-ties necessary to achieve CAFB's missions.
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AClay County Circuit Court judge has orderedRobbie Norton to reimburseMetropolitan Casualty $220,080 for expensesincurred from a May 2011 col-lisionthat nearly resulted in a Starkville woman's death.Originally, Norton, a Cedar Bluff resident, was only fined$50after being found guilty inustice Court of simple assault ithadeadly weapon for strik-ing Jan Morgan while she wasriding her bicycle downHighway 50 in Clay County.Morgan was present for thereading of the verdict.“(The judge) told me Ishouldn't have been out there,” Morgan said, not want-ing to go into much detail.“She reprimanded me andfined her only $50.”Morgan was left hospital-ized for more than two monthsfollowing the incident, and was put into a medically-induced coma for five weeks. The injuries she sustained aretoo long to list, she said.“My husband is a physician,and long after all this, I askedhim at what point he knew I was going to live,” Morgan
Injured cyclist says court ruling should be warning to motorists
BY SARAH FOWLER
The trial of a Sturgis man charged with capitol murder has been continuedfor the eighth time. Archie Quinn, 51, of 3233 CraigSprings Road in Sturgis, is charged inthe 2008 shooting, death of his girl-friend, Stacy M. Gray,35, of 3233 CraigSprings Road. He is also charged withshooting and wounding Terry Johnson,45, in the same incident. The capital murder trial had been onthe docket for the circuit courtsessionin Starkville, which begins Monday. The shooting allegedly occurredafter Quinn drove to Johnson’s home on West Sand Creek Road in Oktibbeha County searching for Gray.Quinn then reportedly entered thehome and shot and killed Gray whileshe was on the phone with 911 opera-tors.Quinn also allegedly shot Johnson ashe tried to flee.Deputies were en route to the home when they spotted Quinn in his vehiclenear West Sand Creek Road.Quinn reportedly then got out of his vehicle, walked to the rear and shot him-self in the head. The trial was continued due to thedeath of one of the attorney's mother.Quinn is being represented by attorneysChokwe Lumumba and Imhotep Alkebu-lan. Judge Lee Howard is the presiding judge.
Murder trialcontinuedfor 8th time
Columbus speaks, Gunn listens
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Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn fields questions from an audience of about 75 during a town hall typemeeting on Tuesday at Columbus City Hall.
BY SARAH FOWLER
It was standing room only Tuesday s citizens crowded into the upstairsourtroom at City Hall to voice their oncerns, opinions and ideas toississippi Speaker of the Househilip Gunn.Columbus was one of the stops onunn’s nine-city “Mississippi Solutions An Ideas Tour.” The tour kicked off n Jackson on Monday and will endFriday in Brookhaven.Both Gunn and his staff memberssaid they have been impressed withthe turnout at each stop and are look-ing forward to taking some of the ideasback to Jackson.“We’re directing our attention to thearea of most concern,” said Gunn, whonoted that that most common issuesthat have been raised on the tour deal with health and education, as well ashow tax dollars are being spent. The speaker also added that someof the ideas they’ve heard echo what legislators are already doing in thecapitol.“They’ve reaffirmed we’re on theright track,” he said. While some praised the speaker andencouraged his efforts, others had very strong opinions on what legisla-tors could do to make Mississippi a better place to live. Vicky Rose, who brought her twochildren with her to the event, urged
House speaker’s tour draws overflow crowd
Jan Morgan, owner of Boardtown Bikes in Starkville, standsamong the bikes in her shop. Morgan says the publicity generat-ed by Robbie Norton’s court hearing on Tuesday will focus atten-tion on the hazard motorists present to cyclists. On Tuesday,Norton was ordered to pay Metropolitan Casualty insurance com-pany $220,000 in expenses it paid for Morgan’s hospital bills.
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