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Five Questions
The city of Paris is divided into 20boroughs called what?
What does it mean when a
isappended to the end of a company’sstock ticker symbol?
What was founded in 1939 in Wil-liamsport, Penn.?
What are the only two Major LeagueBaseball teams that play their homegames in Mountain Time?
What did 11-year-old Frank Eppersoninvent in 1905 when he left a glass of homemade soda he was stirring outon his back porch overnight?
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Bobby Knight
is in the eighthgrade at Columbus MiddleSchool.
 Thursday, Oct. 3
Book signings:
Adele Elliott of Columbus will read from her debutnovel “Friendship Cemetery” ata book signing from 5-7 p.m. atHollyhocks, 204 Fifth St. S., in Co-lumbus. She will also attend booksignings Oct. 12 from 4-6 p.m.at the North Mississippi HolisticCenter, 140 Brickerton, and Oct.28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at theColumbus-Lowndes Public Library,314 Seventh St. N. For moreinformation, call 662-368-2211 oremail pr@adeleelliott.com.
Friday, Oct. 4
MSU fall plant sale:
Missis-sippi State’s Horticulture Club andstudent chapter of the AmericanInstitute of Floral Designers hosttheir fall plant and wreath saleat the greenhouse area behindDorman Hall on campus from 8a.m-5:30 p.m. For more informa-tion, call 662-325-2311.
Friday and Saturday,Oct. 4-5
Seventh Avenue HeritageFestival:
This celebration of theunique culture that existed inthis once-bustling business andentertainment district featureslive music, food, children’sactivities and more. Entertainersinclude Ginuwine and friends.For more information, contactKabir Karriem, 662-549-4314.
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Curb your enthusiasm?
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Sta 
Veronica Cook, 10, right, gets excited about the game room at GT Lanes bowling alley with her sister, Chasity Cook, 13, Tues-day. Veronica and Chasity visit the bowling alley every Tuesday for their father’s men’s league night. Their parents are Alana andMike Cook of Starkville.
Micah Green/Dispatch Sta 
FormerMississip-pi gover-nor Haley Barbourtalks withNancy Reevesfollowinga lun-cheon atthe LionHills Golf Club inColumbusTuesday.
Columbus councilmen willhave to ll out a travel request ap-plication and have it approved by the board prior to traveling on thecity’s dime moving orward. The two-page application pro-cess, which councilmen unani-mously approved during Tuesday’scity council meeting, includeslling out blank spots where coun-cilmen must indicate the event,purpose o the trip, departure andreturn dates and type o transpor-tation. It also must include an item-ized estimate o travel costs.Prior to Tues-day’s implementa-tion o the new pol-icy, council travelrequests were gen-erally lumped intoconsent agendas,meaning voted on with little or no dis-cussion.Councilmen also approved a set o agenda submission guide-lines during Tuesday’s meetingthat tighten the timerame during which an item can be added to theagenda. That change came about ater councilman Charlie Boxasked city attorney Je Turnageto drat an agenda guideline pol-icy last month. With approval o the new guidelines, councilmenand the mayor must submit any agenda items by the Wednesday prior to each regular meeting. The agenda has to be submittedto the city’s inormation technol-ogy department by noon the next day and posted to the city’s web-site by 5 p.m.Late-notice items can be addedto the agenda at the meeting by a two-thirds vote. Councilmen can
Vote: Councilmen must get permission to travel
Barbour makes pitch for Kemper Plant
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Much like a ast run-ner giving his opponent a seemingly insurmountablehead start, Haley Barbour fexed his rhetorical mus-cles Tuesday beore a joint lunch meeting o the Lown-des County RepublicanWomen and the ColumbusRotary Club. The ormer two-termMississippi Governor turned lobbyist concededtwo o the ma- jor pointsused toattackthe Kemper County lignitecoal plant — plentiul andcheap natural gas. With a price tag estimat-ed between $4.3 billion and$5 billion, easily the most expensive project in statehistory, the lignite coalplant has been character-ized as obsolete by critics who say new extractiontechniques has made nat-ural gas ar more plentiuland economical.Barbour not only ac-knowledged that the priceo natural gas is very low,he also admitted that it isan under-utilized energy,something he says won’t always be the case.“Natural gas (prices)have always been very vol-atile,” Barbour said. “It canbe used or so many thingsbeyond what it is beingused or now. It’s plentiuland it’s cheap. But that’s a short-term view o it. What  we do know is that natural
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Out o the1,277 civilianemployees at Co-lumbus Air ForceBase, approxi-mately 230 will beurloughed and without a paycheckdue to the recent government shut-down. According to base ocials, theimpact o pay or Department o Deense civilian workers is a “com-plicated issue” that depends on Con-gress.“Furloughed employees wouldreceive back pay only i specically appropriated by Congress,” base o-cials said.“I Congress ails to pass a con-tinuing resolution or appropriation,all civilian personnel paid by appro-priated unds will be urloughed,except or the minimum number necessary to accomplish exceptedactivities that are essential to nation-al security and saety. Congressionalactions will determine i retroactivepay will be provided or urloughedpersonnel — there is no guarantee o back pay.” Without the 230 employees, baseocials said it will put a strain on
TV wars: Cable ONE drops CNN; DISH feuding with WCBI
Failed contract negotiations mean theloss o six channels or Cable ONE cus-tomers.CNN, CNN en Espanol, HeadlineNews, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV andBoomerang were removed rom CableONE’s lineup Monday morning at 9 a.m.ater Cable ONE and Turner Networkchannels ailed to reach a nancial agree-ment, according to a Cable ONE press re-lease.“Cable ONE has been in negotiations torenew our contract with Turner Networkor the past several months and we havemade every eort to reach a air deal,” Ca-ble ONE CEO Tom Might said. “However, Turner has demanded an increase o near-ly 50% or channels with steadily decliningratings. Since we were unable to reach a air deal with Turner, we’ve been orced todrop these channels romour channel line-up.”Might reused to say how much the cable compa-ny pays or the channels.Other Turner networkchannels —TBS, TNT, andthe Cartoon Network — were secured by Cable ONEand will continue to be onthe regular channel lineup. Might said heis hopeul negotiations will continue andthat Cable ONE will be able to oer the six
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Columbus Tuesday 
High/low ..................................... 85°/60°Normal high/low ......................... 82°/57°Record high ............................ 93° (1981)Record low .............................. 42° (1972)Tuesday ........................................... 0.00"Month to date ................................. 0.00"Normal month to date ...................... 0.13"Year to date .................................. 50.18"Normal year to date ....................... 41.65"
Thursday Friday
Atlanta 83 62 pc 84 65 pcBoston 75 58 s 71 57 shChicago 82 67 t 84 67 pcDallas 90 73 s 92 61 pcHonolulu 86 73 c 87 73 sJacksonville 85 67 pc 85 69 pcMemphis 84 70 t 89 71 pc
Partly sunny, at-storm; warm
Warm and humidwith sunshine
A couple of thunderstorms
Not as warm with afew showersAberdeen Dam 188' 163.55' +0.16'Stennis Dam 166' 136.70' +0.16'Bevill Dam 136' 136.44' +0.07'Amory 20' 11.60' +0.13'Bigbee 14' 3.87' +0.08'Columbus 15' 5.16' +0.06'Fulton 20' 7.45' +0.05'Tupelo 21' 0.90' +0.30'
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Say What?
“It feels really good to be a part ofthe record.”
East Mississippi Community Col-lege’s sophomore wide receiverBrandon Bell.
Story, 1B.
FarM tour
The Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network presented reearm tours Sunday at Black Creek Farm in Columbus, BountiulHarvest in Starkville and Beaverdam/High Hope Farms in CedarBlu. These arm and garden enthusiasts were snapped at Scottand Lydia Enlow’s Black Creek Farm.
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Jordan: In his prime, hecould beat LeBron, others
The AssociATed Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. NBA legend Michael Jor-dan believes he could beat LeBron James in a one-on-one basketball game whenhe was in his prime.He’s not sure about Kobe Bryant.In a video promotingthe NBA 2K14 video gamethat was released Tuesday,ordan said there’s a longlist o players he would’veliked to have played one-on-one — Jerry West, El-gin Baylor, Julius Erving,Carmelo Anthony, Dwy-ane Wade, Bryant andames, who dons the cover o this year’s game.“I don’t think I wouldlose,” Jordan said in the video, beore smiling andadding, “Other than toKobe Bryant because hesteals all o my moves.”Responded James: “MJsaid that?” James was told o Jor -dan’s comments ater theMiami Heat completedtheir frst training camppracticein the Bahamason Tuesday, and said that the buzz would serve asgood promotion or thegame.“Absolutely, I thought about the matchup,” Jamessaid. “But no one wouldever see it. It’s not going tohappen. But it’s good or people to talk about.”
AP Photo/John Swart, File
In this 1992 fle photo, Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordandrives on New York Knicks’ Gerald Wilkins during thefrst quarter o Game 7 o the Eastern Conerence semi-fnals in Chicago.
 Amusement park giant buys Harlem Globetrotters
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PHOENIX — Geor-gia-based Herschend Fami-ly Entertainment Corp. hasacquir ed Harlem Globetrot-ters International Inc. romShamr ock Capital Advisors.Herschend, based in Nor-cross, Ga., is a amily-ownedcompany that owns andoperates 26 theme parks,aquariums and other attrac-tions nationwide. Among itsoperations is a partnership with country singing star Dolly Parton or Dollywoodand Dollywood’s SplashCountry in Tennessee. It also is an operating partner o Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, and owner o Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.Founded by the Herschendamily 50 years ago, thecompany also owns New-port Aquariums in New Jer-sey and Kentucky and Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga. The Phoenix-based Glo-betrotters have providedbasketball hilarity to audi-ences since 1926, perorm-ing 25,000 “games” aroundthe globe.
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Mississippi gets OK for business exchange
 The ollowing arrestswere reported by the Lown-des County Sheri’s Oceand the Columbus PoliceDepartment:
CalvinSebastianBailey, 48,o 383 ReadDrive, wasarrested by CPD Sept. 30and chargedwith the saleo cocaine.He was released the sameday on $2,500 bond. Hiscourt date is scheduled or Nov. 21.
Jalisa Brooks, 21, o 901 11th St. S. Apt. 4, wasarrested at her residence by CPD Sept. 30 and charged with elony malicious mis-chie. She was released thesame day on a $2,500 bond.Her court date is scheduledor Dec. 19.
Jonathan Charles Mc-Fadden Cameron, 19, o 249Burns Circle, was arrest-ed by MDOC Sept. 30 andcharged with violation o probation.
Julia Gonzales, 28, o 930 Old Mayhew Road, wasarrested by CPD Set. 30 andcharged with ve counts o ailure to appear and viola-tion o probation. Her court date is scheduled or Oct.16.
Breman Sean Wool-bright, 42, o 122 GaylaneDrive, was arrested at theGilmore Inn by CPD Sept.29 and charged with elony shopliting, third oense o $250 or more. His court dateis scheduled or Nov. 21.
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Chromcraft Revingtonagrees to sell for $3.45M
 The AssociATed Press
SENATOBIA — Fur-niture maker Chromcrat Revington Inc. is being soldor $3.45 million. The company, which isbased in West Laayette,Ind., and has a actory inSenatobia, has agreed tomerge with Denver-basedapparel maker Sport-Haley Holdings.Sport-Haley would pay $2.7 million when the dealcloses. It would pay anoth-er $750,000 when Chrom-crat’s plant in Delphi, Ind.,is sold or mortgaged, or 180 days ater the merger is complete, whichever isearlier.
Lesbian sues town for denying gay bar permit
By hoLBrooK Mohr 
The Associated Press
 JACKSON A wom-an is suing the leaders o a north Mississippi town,accusing them o conspir-ing to prevent her romopening a gay bar by de-nying an application or a business license.Pat “PJ” Newton ledthe ederal lawsuit Tues-day against the mayor and several aldermen o Shannon, a town o about 1,700 in Lee County whereNewton has been trying toopen a cae and bar calledO’Hara’s to cater to thegay community. The 55-year-old New-ton, who is a lesbian, isseeking monetary damag-es and an order to allow her to open the businessas well as attor neys’ eesand court costs. The Southern Poverty Law Center is represent-ing the Memphis, Tenn., woman in the lawsuit ledin U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.It says Shannon Mayor Ronnie Hallmark “led a conspiracy to deny New-ton a business license”and solicited community opposition to the bar. The mayor and alder -men did not immediate-ly respond to a phonemessage let Tuesday at Shannon Town Hall. Thelawsuit names six current or ormer members o theboard o aldermen. The lawsuit says New-ton got a state businesslicense and liquor permit and made expensive up-grades to the bar, but wasdenied a license under thecity’s zoning ordinance.
By eMiLy WAGsTer PeTTUs
The Associated Press
 JACKSON MississippiInsurance Commissioner MikeChaney received conditional ed-eral approval Tuesday to run anonline marketplace where busi-nesses with 50 or ewer employ-ees can buy health insurance,starting in January.Chaney was doing a telephoneinterview with The AssociatedPress when he received the no-tice rom Health and HumanServices Secretary Kathleen Se-belius. He said the notice is goodnews. It allows the MississippiInsurance Department to devel-op the Small Business HealthOptions, or SHOP, exchange un-der the ederal health overhaullaw. With conditional approval,ederal ocials expect the Mis-sissippi department will con-tinue developingthe marketplacecalled One Mis-sissippi in com-pliance with the A ordable Care Act, and “will beready to provideaordable, quality coverage to smallbusiness owners and their em-ployees in 2014,” Sebelius wrotein the letter, a copy o whichChaney sent to AP. The Aordable Care Act isthe health overhaul signed by President Barack Obama in2010. Chaney, a Republican, hassaid repeatedly that he opposesthe law but he believes it’s hisduty to try to ollow its mandates. An exchange is an online mar -ketplace, and there had long beenuncertainty about whether theederal government would allow a state to run a Small BusinessHealth Options exchange i thestate were not running its ownindividual exchange. Mississip-pi’s individual exchange is run by the ederal government becauseRepublican Gov. Phil Bryant ob- jected to a state-run exchange. The notice about Mississippi’sSHOP exchange came the sameday that people were rst able tobuy individual coverage throughonline insurance marketplacescreated under the ederal healthlaw.In an interview with AP on Tuesday, Bryant repeated hisobjections to the law. He said theederal government is grabbingtoo large a role in health care.“I think it’s going to be a di-saster once people begin to un-derstand it’s going to cost themmoney,” Bryant said. The Mississippi Center or Health Policy estimated in 2012that up to 275,000 Mississippi-ans could get insurance throughthe individual exchange, with230,000 qualiying or ederal taxcredits that would reduce what they pay.
By BreTT ZoNGKer 
The Associated Press
 WASHINGTON Dozens o veterans barricaded outside theclosed World War II Memorial be-cause o the government shutdownwere escorted past the barriersTuesday by members o Congressso they could see the monument.More than 125 veterans romMississippi and Iowa arrived or a previously scheduled visit to thememorial Tuesday morning to ndit barricaded by the National ParkService. Several members o Con-gress escorted them inside ater cutting police tape and moving bar-riers that blocked the memorial. John Kleinschmidt, 87, o Ames,Iowa, said the barriers were opened just enough or his group to walkthrough reely by the time he ar-rived. Kleinschmidt trained as a fight engineer during World War IIbut was never deployed abroad.“It’s unortunate that this is what happens when they know that thereare busloads o veterans comingdown here, and they don’t have thegood sense to say keep the damnthing open,” he said. “These are theguys that created it.” The Honor Flight Networkbrings groups o World War II veter-ans rom across the country or reeto visit the memorial built in their honor on an almost daily basis. Wayne Lennep, a volunteer withthe Mississippi Coast Guard Honor Flight group, said the trip had beenplanned or months or a group o 91 veterans as well as amily membersand escorts. Their chartered planelet Gulport on Tuesday morning. The veterans were met at thememorial by Sen. Roger Wicker and Reps. Steven Palazzo, AlanNunnelee and Gregg Harper, allMississippi Republicans. Other law -makers joined as well. Lennep said Wicker and Palazzo have met the veterans on previous trips.
Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII Memorial
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
World War II Veteran George Bloss, o Gulport, looks out over the National World War II Memorial in Washington,Tuesday. Veterans who had traveled rom across the country were allowed to visit the National World War II Memo-rial ater it had been ofcially closed because o the partial government shutdown. Ater their visit, National WorldWar II Memorial was closed again.
More than 125 veterans rom Mississippi and Iowaarrived or a visit to fnd memorial barricadedOfcials expect the department will developthe marketplace called One Mississippi incompliance with the Aordable Care Act

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