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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 at 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 inormation, 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 inorma-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 moreinormation, contact RichardRamsey at 662-605-0770 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lowndes County fre stationdemolition estimates sought
AP-NORC Poll:Demographicsdivide viewso schools
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By JENNIFER AGIESTA ANd PHILIP ELLIOTT
The Associated Press
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 auent or white, accordingto an Associated Press-NORC Center or Public Aairs Research Poll.Overall impressions o the nation’sschools and teachers are similarly positive among all groups o parents,but deep demographic dierencesemerge 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 Americanlie. In many cases, it’s as though par-ents are looking at two very dierent 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
By WILLIAM BROWNING
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 ater 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
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The county is movingahead withplans toreplacethe old frestation onJess LyonsRoad. Thecost o theproject isestimatedbetween$170,000and$210,000.
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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.
By NATHAN GREGORy
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 beoreseeking bids on a contractor to build the new station on thesame site.
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By CARL SMITH
Starkville aldermen ormally motioned a $10,000 budget cut to the Mississippi Horse Parkon Tuesday ater the organiza-tion requested its annual allot-ment increased rom $50,000 to$70,000.Many o the city’s outsidecontributions and transers areexpected to remain level at Fis-cal Year 2013 amounts. Alder-men have until Sept. 15 to fnal-ize the city’s budget.Beore 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 helpund 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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