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Starkville Dispatch eEdition 8-19-13

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 Aniyah Hairston
Kindergarten, New Hope 
Chance t-storms
Full forecast on page 2A.
Five Questions
Who received U.S. Secret Serviceprotection longer than anyone else inhistory?
What ear condition comes rom theLatin word or “ringing”?
What Istanbul landmark wasstripped o its amous golden mosaicsin the 1204 Sack o Constantinople?
What’s the name or the stopperused to seal a barrel?
What’s the name o the at mast ona ketch or yawl?
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Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24
The KansasCity Barbeque Society-sanctionedMississippi Barbeque CookingChampionship at the ColumbusFairgrounds boasts $13,000 inprizes, live music, ood vendorsand a People’s Choice Tent. Formore inormation, visit roastn-boast.com or contact Mike Law,662-549-5054.
 Tuesday, Aug. 27
Ellis Island documentary:
 The Columbus Arts Councilpresents a ree screening o thePBS documentary “ForgottenEllis Island,” at 5:30 p.m. at theRosenzweig Arts Center, 501Main St., Columbus. For inorma-tion, call 662-328-2787.
Friday, Aug. 30
Howlin’ Wolf Festival:
Mark“Muleman” Massey Blues Bandwith Bill Earheart, Ben Prestage,Homemade Jamz and BryanLee and the Blues Power Bandhighlight the 18th annual Howlin’Wol Memorial Blues Festival atMary Holmes College Auditoriumin West Point. Doors open at 6p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m.Tickets are $15 in advance atthe Rosenzweig Arts Center inColumbus, Jack Forbus Insurancein Starkville, Culin Arts in WestPoint or online at wpnet.org/Howlin_Festival.htm. For moreinormation, contact RichardRamsey at 662-605-0770 orrramsey@wpms.net.
Win $2,300!
Play CASHWORDS, See page 5A
Lowndes County fre stationdemolition estimates sought
 AP-NORC Poll:Demographicsdivide viewso schools
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 WASHINGTON Minority andlow-income parents are more likely to see seriousproblems in their schools — romlow expectationsto bullying to out-o-date technolo-gy and textbooks— than those who are auent or white, accordingto an Associated Press-NORC Center or Public Aairs Research Poll.Overall impressions o the nation’sschools and teachers are similarly positive among all groups o parents,but deep demographic dierencesemerge in the details o how parentssee teachers, schools and even their own roles in their children’s educa-tion. The divisions all along the amiliar ault lines o income, education andrace that drive so much o Americanlie. In many cases, it’s as though par-ents are looking at two very dierent sets o schools in this country.Most parents say the school their child attends is high-quality and ratetheir children’s teachers positively. White parents are only slightly morelikely than others to give their child’sschool high marks, and parents o 
Son follows father through pilot school
He crossed the stage inside the KayeAuditorium at Columbus Air Force Baseust like his classmates, but 2nd Lt. JonKoritz did something special Friday. When Koritz, a 27-year-old romChapel Hill, N.C., became one o the 23newest pilots in the U.S. Air Force, he ollowed inhis ather’s ootsteps — lit-erally.Maj. Tom Koritz grad-uated rom the Special-ized Undergraduate Pi-lot Training program at C AFB in 1982.“It’s a special moment crossing that stage,” Jon Koritz said. “It’s pretty neat to be crossing the same stage 30 yearslater.”Koritz had eight amily members intown or his graduation. His ather wasnot among that group, though.Less than a decade ater leavingCAFB, Tom Koritz was killed in actionduring Operation Desert Storm in 1991.In 2008, at CAFB — where Jon Ko-ritz has spent the last year earning hispilot wings — the Koritz Clinic was re-named in honor o his ather, who was a pilot-physician. Jon Koritz didn’t take to the sky in
Micah Green/Dispatch Sta 
The county is movingahead withplans toreplacethe old frestation onJess LyonsRoad. Thecost o theproject isestimatedbetween$170,000and$210,000.
AP-NORC Center for Public AffairsResearch:
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Searching by Segway
Micah Green/Dispatch Sta 
Ray Moore scans yards in east Starkville Thursday or signs o gas leaks with his Remote Methane Leak Detector. Moore is romStarkville and works or Atmos Energy. He is one o six employees who travel the state, traversing every community, in his case,by Segway, looking or gas leaks. Each city is visited in rotation every fve years.
Supervisors gave LowndesCounty Volunteer Fire Depart-ment the OK on Thursday tobegin the process o buildinga new stationon Jess LyonsRoad. The frst step will be tosolicit estimateson having thecurrent one de-molished beoreseeking bids on a contractor to build the new station on thesame site.
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Starkville aldermen ormally motioned a $10,000 budget cut to the Mississippi Horse Parkon Tuesday ater the organiza-tion requested its annual allot-ment increased rom $50,000 to$70,000.Many o the city’s outsidecontributions and transers areexpected to remain level at Fis-cal Year 2013 amounts. Alder-men have until Sept. 15 to fnal-ize the city’s budget.Beore the board approachedindividual organizations’ re-quests Tuesday, Ward 6 Alder-man Roy A. Perkins came out o the gate seeking to decreasethe city’s annual donation tothe Horse Park. The city hasgiven more than $1 million tothe Miss. Horse Park since1998, he said, and previously decreased its unding rom anannual $70,000 contribution.Further cuts,Perkins said, arenecessary as theboard aces other budgetary mat-ters. The board’ssenior aldermanstated numer-ous times thissummer that he would oppose any tax increase.He voted against a 2.78-millnotice Tuesday that would helpund increased departmentalrequests, payments on capitalimprovement projects and a signifcant pay raise or city em-ployees.“That’s moving in the direc-tion I want to move in. I want toget to zero,” Perkins said o theprior board’s unding decrease.“I think we need to decrease it 
ldermen cut Miss. Horse Park funding by $10
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High/low ..................................... 78°/67°Normal high/low ......................... 93°/70°Record high .......................... 106° (1954)Record low .............................. 62° (1958)Sunday ............................................ 0.07"Month to date ................................. 2.41"Normal month to date ...................... 2.38"Year to date .................................. 45.34"Normal year to date ....................... 36.23"
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Challie Stillman, left, speaks to Yolanda Concepcion in the kitchen area during the “Making Room: New Modelsfor Housing New Yorkers,” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Saturday. Stillman and her partner,Lina Franco, are spending 24 hours in the 325-square-foot micro-unit apartment.
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MARS, Pa. — A camou-age-clad bride and groomgot a little advice rom a be-whiskered witness on their wedding day: “Duck Dynas-ty” star Willie Robertson. WTAE-TV reports Rob-ertson told the couple toalways love and orgive oneanother as they were wedSaturday morning at a Field& Stream store near Pitts-burgh.Robertson popped inor the nuptials o MehganCook, who sported a cam-ouage sash on her dress,and Charlie Miller, who wascompletely clad in camogear. The two hadn’t plannedon marrying at the store but Cook said they were eager to meet Robertson.“I was going to cancel the wedding ‘cause I heard Wil-lie was coming,” Cook toldKDKA-TV.Instead, Cook said, her mother came up with theidea o a wedding at the store— and they got a surprise when Robertson appearedduring the ceremony.“That’s a frst or me, it’sgood to be a part o that,”Robertson said. “They looklike my kind o olks with thecamouage . that was cool.”On the “Duck Dynasty”Season 4 premiere, whichaired Wednesday, amily members threw a surprise wedding or patriarch PhilRobertson, wearing a black jacket over camouagegarb, and his wie, Miss Kay.
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Willie Robertson, Duck Commander CEO and star of thereality television series ‘Duck Dynasty,’ speaks to the6,000 domestic Walmart shareholders at Bud WaltonArena in Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
NYC museum exhibit shows virtues of living small
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NEW YORK — Many New York-ers live in small apartments, yet most o them don’t camp out in a micro-unit at a museum in order todemonstrate the virtues o living intight spaces.Challie Stillman and Lina Fran-co arrived at the Museum o theCity o New York at 6 p.m. Friday or a 24-hour stay in a studio apart-ment that’s part o an exhibit called“Making Room: New Models or Housing New Yorkers.” The exhibit, which runs throughSept. 2, also eatures designs that  were submitted to a small-apart-ment competition announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg last  year.Stillman and Franco normal-ly live in a 650-square-oot apart-ment in the Williamsburg sec-tion o Brooklyn. The museum’s325-square-oot studio is hal that size but seems spacious becauseo the specially designed urnitureand appliances. The murphy bed includes couch that slides under when thebed is out o the wall. A chair con- verts to a stepladder or reachingstorage spaces. The kitchen’s under-the-countererigerator, reezer and dishwash-er leave ample work space. Stillmanand Franco invited six riends or dinner Friday, but they had ood de-livered because the appliances arenot hooked up.“Everyone had a place to sit, hada place to eat, and it worked out perectly,” said Stillman, who is thedesign director or Resource Furni-ture, the distributor o the urniturein the apartment.Stillman said it would be pos-sible or two people to live in theapartment or real.“You’d have to edit your belong-ings, defnitely,” she said. “And also, you have to be neat. Everything hasto have its place, and i it’s not in itsplace, and it’s messy in here, you’regoing to start to get agitated.”Her partner, Franco, a lawyer,couldn’t quite see living in the mi-cro-apartment.“We would need a little morecloset space,” she said. “We’re bothgirls and we have clothes. Andshoes.” Visitors to the exhibit Saturday said they were impressed.“I would totally live in that apart-ment i I were on my own,” saidRebecca Hersh o Highland Park,N.J., who was accompanied by her mother, Pam, and her two children,ages 6 and 4. “It’s all about good de-sign.”Museum-goer Gloria Feibussaid she has an actual 300-square-oot Manhattan apartment and it’sfne.“The only thing I don’t have is a dishwasher, and I’m a built-in dish- washer,” she said.
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OAK BLUFFS, Mass.— President BarackObama hit the links on hisMartha’s Vineyard vaca-tion with comedian Larry David. The president playedfve hours o gol Saturday in an unlikely oursomethat included the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star, or-mer U.S. trade representa-tive Ron Kirk and business-man Glenn Hutchins, a part owner o the BostonCeltics.Obama spent a couplehours Saturday morning with his wie and daugh-ters on a private beach onthe island’s south shore. The frst amily went out or dinner Saturday night at  The Boathouse Restaurant, which overlooks the har-bor in historic Edgartown. The president has kept low profle during his stay and spent most days gol-ing. He spoke out publicly only once, to condemn es-calating violence in Egypt.
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President Barack Obama, right, waves to a crowd of onlookers while driving a golf cart with businessmanGlenn Hutchins, behind, as they golf at Farm NeckGolf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Saturday.
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 JACKSON — Funding or edu-cation versus unding or prisons— it’s a constant source o ten-sion when Mississippi lawmakerswrite an annual budget.Now, Republican Gov. PhilBryant says he’ll push to increasethe prison budget as he seeks toocus on public saety during the2014 legislative session.“It is unortunate, but Correc-tions is something we’re going tohave to put more money in, i weare going to keep the really badpeople o the streets,” Bryant told reporters during an Aug. 1interview at the Neshoba County Fair. The U.S Department o Justicesaid in late July that Mississippi in2012 had the second-highest in-carceration rate in the nation, only behind neighboring Louisiana. The Mississippi Department o Corrections budget increased 7.3percent rom fscal 2013, whichended June 30, to fscal 2014, which began July 1. Spending onK-12 schools increased by 2.1 per-cent during the same period. Theoverall state budget increased 2.3percent.Bryant said the abuse o pre-scription drugs “is a huge prob-lem,” and the state might needto consider treatment options or nonviolent oenders who haveused, but not sold, illicit drugs.During the past decade, Missis-sippi has established an extensivenetwork o drug courts, which o-cus on rehabilitating, rather thanlocking up, people who use illegalsubstances.“We are going to have to fndthat line where we say who needsto go to prison because o that and who needs treatment and whoneeds to go to the drug court sys-tem,” Bryant said. The governor also said thestate might consider whether it’s cost-eective to have somelow-security inmates serve time at home, monitored by ankle brace-lets. This is less expensive thantraditional incarceration.“I’m open to those discussions,or nonviolent oenders, particu-larly emale,” Bryant said. “Tak-ing that mother out o the home,incarcerating her away rom thechildren, has obviously a detri-mental eect onher amily.” The Depart-ment o Correc-tions publishes a monthly act sheet on its website. Themost recent oneshows that as o  Aug. 1, Mississip-pi had 26,274 inmates, o which22,521 were in custody in state-run or privately run prisons. Therest were in other categories:3,229 in community correctionsor medical leave, 483 in “other custody,” 32 listed as escapees or  walk-aways and nine hospitalized. The Aug. 1 inmate act sheet list -ed 23,904 men and 2,371 women. The total is higher than on Aug.1, 2012, when the state had 25,649inmates, with 21,962 in custody instate-run or privately-run prisons.Bryant said he’s interestedin ideas presented by Right OnCrime, an initiative supported by prominent national conservativesincluding ormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and ormer U.S. HouseSpeaker Newt Gingrich. Amongother things, its website says that or a prison to be considered suc-cessul, it must reduce recidivism.Bryant said he advocates a larger role or prison ministries,including one started by the lateChuck Colson.“Prison Fellowship was ound-ed by Chuck Colson, President Nixon’s ‘hatchet man,’ in 1976,”the group’s website says. “Ater he served time in a ederal prisoncamp, Chuck elt led by God tohonor a promise he made to re-member prisoners and their am-ilies. That promise grew into the world’s largest amily o prisonministries.”
Gov. Bryant focusing on prison policy in 2014
Department of Justice says Mississippi hassecond-highest incarceration rate in U.S.
Suspicious smell
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Fairview Elementary students were evacuated from the building early Monday morning for suspicion of a gas leak.Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and discovered the leak coming from a stove in the kitchenthat had not lit properly. The building was aired out and students returned to their classrooms by 8 a.m.
HATTIESBURG — The CommonCore State Standards tests will be bothless expensive and better than Missis-sippi’s own tests, state education of-cials say. The 20-state consortium develop-ing the tests recently said they’ll cost $29.50 per student, and include twotests a year or both English and math.Mississippi’s test costs $30 per subject area plus $17 or Mississippi’s MCT2test — more than $80 a year or a typi-cal 10th grader. The new tests will also give teachersmore inormation about their students,said Stacey Pace, Lamar County SchoolDistrict assistant superintendent.“It will tell us what students know and make them think instead o guess-ing at an answer,” she told The Hatties-burg American. “The type o questionsthat will be asked will not be your typ-ical multiple choice question. The stu-dents will have to actually tell how they got their answer.”Richard Bailko, with the MississippiDepartment o Education’s Ofce o Student Assessment, agrees that thetest being developed by the Partner-ship or Assessment o Readiness or College and Careers will test greater depth o knowledge.“The questions rom the MCT2 andthe Subject Area Tests are all multiplechoice and have only one answer per item,” he wrote in an email. “The ques-tions rom the PARCC assessmentsprovide a wide span o items. To many o the problems, there will be morethan one answer. Some questions willsay ‘select all that apply’ or ‘which our answer choices out o seven are cor-rect?’”
Mississippi educators give new tests an A
Common Core StateStandards tests will beless expensive
 The ollowing arrestswere reported by the Lown-des County Sheri’s De-partment and the Colum-bus Police Department:
Orlando Charvez Har-ris, 38, o 1517 Fith Ave.S., was arrested at 606 15thAve. S., by CPD Aug. 18and charged with aggravat-ed assault with a weapon toproduce death and violationo parole. He has not beenreleased.
Marcus Larico Hodg-es, 32, o 6212 Highway 50 E. #5, was arrested onHighway 182 by LCSO Aug.15 and charged with grandlarceny-more than$500. Hewas released the next day on a $1,500 surety bond.His court date has beenscheduled or Nov. 12.
Javaris Decedric John-son, 29, o 508 LehmbergRoad Lot #80, was arrestedat 107 22nd St. S. by CPDAug. 17 and charged withcontempt o court, pos-session o more than oneounce o marijuana and pos-session o a stolen frearm.His court date has beenscheduled or Sept. 4.
Kimberly DeniseNorton, 37, o 7768 BartonFerry Road, was arrestedon Waverly Ferry Road by CPD Aug. 16 and chargedwith public drunkennessand violation o probation.Her court date has beenscheduled or Sept. 4.
Kelvin Demario Ro-land, 23, o 2407 23rd Ave.N. was arrested on 14th Ave. N. by CPD Aug. 17and charged with providingalse inormation, posses-sion o a controlled sub-stance and violation o pro-bation. His court date hasbeen scheduled or Sept. 4.
Cynthia Gayle White,38, o 850 Gunshoot Road, was arrested by MDOC Aug. 16 and charged with violation o parole.
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