Five-Day forecast for the Golden Triangle
Almanac DataNational WeatherLake LevelsRiver StagesSun and MoonSolunar table
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.
City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W
Yesterday 7 a.m. 24-hr.Lake Capacity yest. change
The solunar period scheduleallows planning daysso you will be shing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times.
Yesterday Flood 7 a.m. 24-hr.River stage yest. change
High/low ..................................... 46°/28°Normal high/low ......................... 54°/33°Thursday.......................................... 0.00"Month to date ................................. 1.38"Normal month to date ...................... 0.47"Year to date .................................... 1.38"Normal year to date ......................... 0.47"
Sunshine and patchy clouds
Plenty of sunshine
Breezy with plenty of sunshineAberdeen Dam188'165.10'-3.48'Stennis Dam166'142.44'-3.48'Bevill Dam136'136.27'-0.18'Amory20'14.69'-4.79'Bigbee14'9.93'-3.64'Columbus15'8.74'+0.28'Fulton20'15.71'+0.86'Tupelo21'3.50'-2.50'
FullJan. 26FirstJan. 18NewJan. 11LastJan. 4
Sunrise ..... 6:59 a.m.Sunset ...... 4:59 p.m.Moonrise .......... noneMoonset .. 11:03 a.m.
Forecasts and graphics provided by
Major ..... 5:56 a.m.Minor ... 12:08 p.m.Major ..... 6:21 p.m.Minor ................. ----Major ..... 6:46 a.m.Minor ... 12:34 a.m.Major ..... 7:13 p.m.Minor ..... 1:00 p.m.
Nashville4631pc4825sOrlando7361sh7657shPhiladelphia3829s4533pcPhoenix6343s6441sRaleigh5437pc5531pcSalt Lake City3320s3825pcSeattle4537sh4533r
Partly cloudy andcold
SNAP JUDGMENT: ONLINE POLLDID YOU HEAR?
Anything below 40 degrees. (21) 33%Anything below 32 degrees. (28) 44%Anything below 20 degrees (I'm a transplantedYankee!)(15) 23%
Theweatherisexpected to turn much colder soon.Howdoyou define cold weather?oteontoday’s poll at cdispatch.com
P Television Writer
LOSANGELES —BCunwrapped a wel-omegiftin the finaleek of 2012, a ratingsictory powered by unday night football.More than 30 millioniewers watched theashington Redskinsefeat the DallasCowboys and claim their irst division title in 13ears,according toielsen Co. figureseleased Tuesday. The NFL contest drew he biggest audience in16years for a regular-sea-on prime-time game,econd to a 1996 Packers-Cowboy contest, NBCaid. Thenetwork, makingcomeback after a stringof lackluster seasons,ranked No. 1 in total viewers and in the adver-tiser-favored young adult demographic for Dec. 24-30.
Report a missing paper?
662-328-2424 ext. 100
Operators are on duty until 6p.m. Monday - Friday and 6:30 -9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Buy an ad?
Report a news tip?
E-mail a letter to the editor?
Report a sports game score?
Submit a calendar item?
Go towww.cdispatch.com/ community
Submit a birth, wedding oranniversary announcement?
Download forms atwww.cdispatch.com/lifestyles
8a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri.
HOW DO I ...HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
CONTACTING THE DISPATCHSUBSCRIPTIONS
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701
P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703-0511
101 S. Lafayette St. #16, Starkville, MS 39759
....................662-328-2424 or 877-328-2430
The CommercialDispatch (USPS 142-320)Published daily except Monday. Entered at the post office at Columbus, Mississippi.Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MSPOSTMASTER, Send address changes to:The Commercial Dispatch, P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc.,516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703
Daily home delivery +unlimited online access* . . . . . . . . . . .$11/mo.Sunday only delivery + unlimited online access* . . . . . . . .$7.50/mo.Daily home delivery only* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.50/mo.Online access only* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7.95/mo.1monthdaily home delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$121month Sunday only home delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7Mail Subscription Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20/mo.*EZPay rate requires automatic processing of credit or debit card.
AP Photo/Nick Wass
Washington Redskins cor-nerback DeAngelo Hall(23) celebrates with quar-terback Robert Griffin III(10) after an NFL footballgame against the DallasCowboys on Sunday, Dec.30, 2012, in Landover, Md.
NBCwins final 2012weekly ratings crown
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BROOKLINE, Mass. — There’sanew mysteryon Dennis Lehane’smind, but the story isn’t some-thing the best-selling author cancontrol from behind a keyboard. The plot kicked off ChristmasEve, when the crime novelist’s res-cue beagle Tessa escaped from his yard after an outdoor gate latchdidn’t lock all the way.Since then, Lehane’sfamily haslaunched an all-out search. They’ve posted fliers, organizedfoot searches and used socialmedia to tryto bring Tessa back totheir home in Brookline, Mass.,near Boston. The 47-year-old author of booksincluding “Mystic River” and“Gone, Baby, Gone” is offering a monetaryreward and has saidhe’ll name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa.Lehane said Thursday outsidehis home that he’s surprised by the media attention the story hasattracted, and thinks it has some-thing to do with the character offer.But he said as word of the miss-ing dog spread, his family hasheard from people across thecountry on a “Finding Tessa”Facebook page. They even got anoffer of help from a dog psychic inSan Francisco.“No dog since Lassie ever got this attention ... the flip side of thecomedy is, who wouldn’tdo thisfor their dog?” he said. The doggie dilemma comes asLehane faces a Friday deadline for finishing a movie script based onhis short story “Animal Rescue,”timing he said may be “sadisticirony.” The movie is scheduled tobegin shooting in March in New York City. The author said he’s beenspending about four hours a day searching for the tri-coloredfemale beagle after he finishes writing, and his wife has dedicatedabout 10 hours a day to the effort. They adopted the 4-year-oldbeagle not long ago from a Florida rescue agency. Before that, Tessa was a stray in Georgia. With the help of Twitter andFacebook accounts, Lehane andhis wife organized two searchefforts Thursday in sections of Brookline and Boston, where they suspect Tessa could be. In thebeginning, therewerethreesight-ings within about two miles of their home not long after a housesitter reported that the dog wasloose.But the trail went cold for daysafter a sighting near a McDonald’srestaurant. Tessa wasn’t wearingtags, but does have a microchip.“Every dog expert we talk to isstrongly suggesting that she’s insomebody’s house,” Lehane said.“That’s why we keep saturatingthe area with pictures. Becausesomebody could have her and just not know.”Missing dog posters dotted thefamily’s Coolidge Corner neigh-borhood Thursday, including inthe front windows at Durty Harry’s dog grooming shop where Tessa is a client. Shop owner Michelle Fournier said interest inthe search took off even beforepeople knew Tessa had a famousowner.“This is about a dog and her family. This is about a community who loves dogs,” she said.Lehane said Thursday that Tessa is so sweet that she’d takento spooning the family’s puppy before her disappearance. He saidif someone knows where Tessa is,he only cares about a happy end-ing, not about solving the mystery of whereshe’s been.“It’s a no-questions-askedissue,” the author said. “... Bringthe dog to a shelter or call me andIwill pick up the dog.”
Find this dog: Become acharacter in a Lehane novel
Author Dennis Lehane stands next to a poster for his missing dog in Brookline, Mass., Thursday. The dog, abeagle named Tessa, went missing on Christmas Eve 2012.
Rare Stephen King book for auction in Maine
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON — Runnersfrom 47 states and 10 coun-tries will take to the streetsof Jackson to compete inthe sixth annual MississippiBlues Marathon.Race director JohnNoblin said Saturday’sevent will be the biggest sofar, with about 3,000entrants in the marathon,half marathon and teamrelay.Figures cited by the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau show themarathon pumped $490,000into the local economy in2011.Bureau spokeswomanMarika Cackett told TheClarion-Ledger that the eco-nomic figure is on the con-servative side.
BluesMarathonexpected todraw 3,000