Christian Ybarra
First grade, Cook
High 64 Low 52
Mostly sunny
Full forecast on
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1 What network has aired “Shark
Week” every summer since 1988?
2 In 1936, Dick and Jane’s dog Spot
(“See Spot Run!”) was changed from
a terrier into what newly popular
3 What album track, never a Top Forty
hit, was the frst song the Beatles
ever performed on their Ed Sullivan
Show debut?
4 The title of Robert Cormier’s novel
I Am the Cheese is a reference to the
last line of what song?
5 By a wide margin, what Internet
term was the most-looked-up word on
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary website
in 2004?
Answers, 6B
Classifeds 5B
Comics 4B
Obituaries 5A
Opinions 4A
Steve Foreman is a project
manager at Ceco Building
■ Vegetable Gardening: The
MSU Extension Service and
Lowndes County Master Gar-
deners present a free program
on Home Vegetable Gardening
at 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, 318 College St. 662-
■ Movie Premier: The West
Point Arts Council and Shen-
dopen Productions present the
premiere of “Kane,” the latest
independent flm by Michael Wil-
liams of West Point, at 7 p.m. at
The Ritz. Admission is $7. Meet
the cast and crew at the event.
Short flms by West Point youth
will also be screened. More info:
Friday & Saturday
■ BBQ Contest: Roast ’n Boast
hosts a Memphis Barbecue
Network Invitational competition
at the Columbus Fairgrounds on
Highway 69 South. Admission is
$10. More info: Mike Law, 662-
■ Roller Derby: A ticket to
Roast ‘n Boast also gets you
access to the Mississippi Brawl
Stars season opener at the
Columbus Fairgrounds.
MONDAY | MARCH 4, 2013
Win $1,050! Play CASHWORDS, See page 6A
Catch a flake
Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff
Emma Easterling, 9, sticks out her tongue and tries to catch falling snow flakes Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. Emma is
the daughter of Beau and Beth Easterling of Columbus. Today is expected to be nice and sunny with a low of 52 degrees. Lows
are expected to be in the 30s the rest of the week.
Scientists say baby born with HIV apparently cured
AP Medical Writer
baby born with the virus
that causes AIDS appears
to have been cured, scien-
tists announced Sunday, de-
scribing the case of a child
from Mississippi who’s now
2½ and has been off medica-
tion for about a year with no
signs of infection.
There’s no guarantee the
child will remain healthy,
although sophisticated test-
ing uncovered just traces of
the virus’ genetic material
still lingering. If so, it would
mark only the world’s sec-
ond reported cure.
Specialists say Sunday’s
announcement, at a major
AIDS meeting in Atlanta,
offers promising clues for
efforts to eliminate HIV in-
fection in children, especial-
ly in AIDS-plagued
African countries where too
many babies are born with
the virus.
“You could call this about
as close to a cure, if not a
cure, that we’ve seen,” Dr.
Anthony Fauci of the Nation-
al Institutes of Health, who
is familiar with the findings,
told The Associated Press.
A doctor gave this baby
Drainage is a
key issue in
Ward 2 race
Drainage issues in
East Columbus are
among the top con-
cerns facing candi-
dates in the race for
councilman in Ward
Incumbent Demo-
crat Joseph Mickens
is being challenged
by Republican Susan
Mackay. Mackay fn-
ished the term of her
late husband, Doug
Mackay, before los-
ing to Mickens in
the 2009 election by
36 votes.
“One of the bigger issues fac-
ing the people of Ward 2 who live
downtown is crime,” Mickens
said. “Ward 2 is a big ward. But
the biggest problem facing East
Columbus is drainage problems.
We still have major drainage prob-
lems in East Columbus. We have
problems with fooding in some ar-
eas. We have received some grant
money and put in a new ditch on
Taylor Street and we’ve done some
pipe work on Maple Street. We are
in the process of getting another
grant to do some work. We still
have problems on Beech, Maple
and Poplar streets.”
Mackay said infrastructure is a
Zacharias remembered as ‘transformative’ presence
Former Mississippi State
University President Donald
Zacharias, 77, died Sunday of
complications from multiple
sclerosis after an extended ill-
Zacharias, the second-lon-
gest serving
MSU president,
led the university
from 1985-1997.
Funeral ar-
rangements have
not been an-
nounced, but a
public memorial
service is tentatively scheduled
Thursday at MSU. The univer-
sity has yet to release a time or
place for the service.
Zacharias was born in Sa-
lem, Ind. in 1935. He is sur-
vived by his wife of 53 years,
Tommie Kline Zacharias; three
children, Eric, Leslie and Alan;
and three grandchildren. Zach-
arias is also survived by his sis-
ter, Mary Catherine Zacharias
“I saw things in Mississip-
pi State University that others
might not have seen. I felt that
I had made the right decision to
be at this university because I
liked both what it stood for and
its overall character. I liked its
mission, and I liked the stu-
dents and alumni. I saw the po-
tential,” Zacharias said upon his
resignation in 1997.
MSU President Mark Kee-
num called Zacharias one of the
most infuential leaders in the
history of Mississippi higher
education. Keenum said Zach-
arias continued to provide in-
sight for the university through
his fnal months.
“Dr. Donald Zacharias was
a transformative fgure at Mis-
sissippi State University. He
really helped bring MSU into
the modern era, and he did so
by developing a broad vision
Former MSU president lauded as a visionary
Mississippi child has been off medication
for a year and shows no infection
Micah Green/Dispatch Staff
It is an overcast Thursday afternoon,
but there are still a few people sitting
outside Bin 612 on the fenced-in patio
that separates the restaurant from Uni-
versity Drive.
Just a couple of blocks from the cam-
pus of Mississippi State, the patrons
were mainly in their 20s.
Around back, a couple of kitchen
employees are taking a smoke break,
laughing and talking as they relax be-
fore returning to their duties.
Shouting from the kitchen interrupts
their conversation: It is Paul Brasfeld,
one of Bin 612’s two general managers.
“Yeah, I guess it’s a good thing we
don’t have any damn tickets,” says one
of the workers, his sarcasm evident over
the sound of Brasfeld’s booming voice.
After looking at each other for a sec-
ond, the cooks smother their cigarettes
and trek back inside.
Maybe now is not such a good time to
talk to Brasfeld. He seems worked up.
But fve minutes later he emerges
from the kitchen, sporting a blue denim
chef’s coat, a black ball cap and a broad
He could not be more polite.
“Sorry, man, we got hit with a couple
of orders,” Brasfeld says. “Didn’t mean
to keep you waiting so long.”
Ever-present Brasfield is key to Bin 612’s success
Paul Brasfeld, a
general manager
at Bin 612, pos-
es with some of
the restaurant’s
most popular
dishes. Bras-
feld and chef
Ty Thames have
worked together
to revise the
menu and have
seen a 75 per-
cent increase in
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in good territory or
hunting in good cover
during those times.
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Normal high/low ......................... 65°/41°
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Year to date .................................. 12.46"
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Atlanta 62 32 t 48 32 pc
Boston 44 33 c 42 33 c
Chicago 33 24 sn 36 22 sf
Dallas 58 32 s 59 40 s
Honolulu 82 65 s 83 65 pc
Jacksonville 74 46 pc 62 33 s
Memphis 54 32 c 47 30 pc
A couple of
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Mostly sunny and
Mostly sunny and
Aberdeen Dam 188' 163.36' +0.02'
Stennis Dam 166' 137.08' +0.02'
Bevill Dam 136' 136.36' +0.03'
Amory 20' 11.83' -0.11'
Bigbee 14' 6.43' +0.43'
Columbus 15' 6.91' -0.23'
Fulton 20' 11.08' -0.73'
Tupelo 21' 1.50' -0.10'
Mar. 27
Mar. 19
Mar. 11
Mar. 4
Sunrise ..... 6:19 a.m.
Sunset ...... 5:53 p.m.
Moonrise . 12:16 a.m.
Moonset .. 10:47 a.m.
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Major ..... 6:25 a.m.
Minor ... 12:10 a.m.
Major ..... 6:54 p.m.
Minor ... 12:39 p.m.
Major ..... 7:21 a.m.
Minor ..... 1:06 a.m.
Major ..... 7:50 p.m.
Minor ..... 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday Monday
Tuesday Wednesday
Nashville 56 33 t 44 28 sn
Orlando 77 57 s 71 41 pc
Philadelphia 48 34 pc 39 32 sn
Phoenix 81 57 pc 79 55 s
Raleigh 58 40 r 45 34 sh
Salt Lake City 45 35 s 53 33 sh
Seattle 48 39 r 48 38 sh
Becoming cloudy, a
shower late
A ThousAnd Words
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David and Jaelynn Hoffman, of Columbus, leave the Bark Park at Propst Park in Columbus Wednesday with their
dog, Amber. David and Jaelynn live on Columbus Air Force Base and are excited about the new dog park.
Say What?
“If I keep the ball down and get groundballs, I
could see myself working in the relief role all
MSU pitcher Myles Gentry. Story, 1B.
Fans keep love alive for
‘Walking Dead’ star
The AssociATed Press
From week
to week fans
simply never
know which
charact ers
will survive
the relent-
less zombie
attacks on AMC’s hit series
“The Walking Dead.”
That unpredictabili-
ty keeps viewers on the
edge of their seats and the
shows’ stars in a constant
state of alertness.
“You see series and
they last a long time and
sometimes the writing gets
lazy or the acting gets lazy.
Because we’re in a zombie
apocalypse and anyone
can go at any time, it sort
of keeps us fresh and on
our toes,” Norman Reedus
told The Associated Press
Fans lined up around
the block to watch a panel
discussion with Reedus
and his co-stars at Paley-
fest, the annual Southern
California TV celebration.
Many in the crowd showed
their support for Reedus’
crossbow-wielding charac-
ter, Daryl Dixon, with their
“If Daryl dies we riot!”
The 44-year-old actor
says his vocal fan base is
responsible for his charac-
ter’s impressive longevity
in a series that seems to
have no qualms in axing its
most popular characters.
“Hell yes. Oh my god,
yes,” he said. “(They’re)
keeping me on the show.”
“The Walking Dead” fo-
cuses on a rag-tag band of
surviving refugees, includ-
ing unruly brothers Daryl
and Merle Dixon, who
were not part of the series’
comic book origins.
“I want to be Daryl Dix-
on in my next life,” joked
co-star Laurie Holden.
“He’s sexy and he’s got the
rugged thing going on.”
When asked about his
breakout star status, Ree-
dus becomes humble and
tries to turn the spotlight
on his Golden Globe-nom-
inated cast.
“I watch them grow and
I watch myself grow. It’s
one of those acting things
where like I’ll be in a scene
with her or with him and
I’ll say should I try this?
And they’ll go ‘yeah’ and I’ll
believe them and I’ll trust
them. Everyone wants ev-
eryone to just kill it,” Ree-
dus said with a laugh.
n “The Walking Dead”:
With spring comes training for storm spotters
The AssociATed Press
With spring approaching,
so is storm season in Lou-
isiana and Mississippi.
National Weather Service
meteorologists are out on
the road, training storm
spotters to understand
what they see in clouds
and on the ground — and
to call it in.
Since the launch of the
Skywarn program in the
1970s, the National Weath-
er Service says nearly
290,000 people have been
trained across the U.S.
to report severe thun-
derstorms, hailstorms,
foods, tornadoes and
their damage. The agency
says that information —
along with Doppler radar,
improved satellite infor-
mation and other data —
has allowed it to provide
more timely and accurate
warnings for the 10,000
severe thunderstorms,
5,000 foods and more
than 1,000 tornadoes that
hit nationwide each year.
A free, two-hour class
is all it takes to become
a spotter. Spotters once
all were ham radio oper-
ators, but cellphones and
other technology now
allow far more people to
participate, meteorologist
Frank Rivette told a class
of about 20 people on a
recent Saturday at the
Jefferson Parish Public Li-
brary in Metairie.
During and after last
Sunday’s hailstorm in the
New Orleans area, peo-
ple uploaded photos of
hailstones to the weather
service’s Facebook page
for New Orleans. Rivette
said spotters should re-
port hail when it’s at least
the size of a dime, as well
as any winds that damage
buildings or knock down
power lines, trees or big
branches. Spotters also
are encouraged to report
rain that causes wide-
spread fooding or dumps
more than two inches an
hour, and a tornado, fun-
nel cloud or wall cloud
outside falling rain.
Rivette said meteorol-
ogists from his offce in
Slidell have trained about
375 south Louisiana and
south Mississippi resi-
dents over the past 18
n Skywarn:
n Spotter’s Guide:
n Scheduled classes, and offce providing them:
Slidell, La.:
Shreveport, La.:
Jackson, Miss.:
Memphis, Tenn.:
Mobile, Ala.:
Taxidermist preserves man’s best friend
The AssociATed Press
SLATER, Mo. — Growing up
on the family farm, Anthony Eddy
learned early on not to get too at-
tached to animals, including house-
hold pets.
His devoted customers are a dif-
ferent story. Pet lovers across the
country count on the Saline County
taxidermist to faithfully preserve
Brutus, Fluffy and other beloved
companions for posterity. Even if it
means shelling out thousands of dol-
lars and waiting more than a year for
the pets’ return.
“They’re very distraught, be-
cause their child has died. For most
people, this animal is their life,”
said Lessie “Les” Thurman Calvert,
Eddy’s offce manager. “Some are
kind of eccentric. But most of them
are just like you and me. They don’t
want to bury or cremate them. They
can’t stand the thought. ... It helps
them feel better about the loss.”
The front showroom of Eddy’s
Wildlife Studio in downtown Slater is
a testament to pet owners’ persever-
ance. Lifelike dogs and cats of all siz-
es are scattered along the foor, from
a perky-looking Brittany spaniel to a
regal Persian cat, a lone iguana and
the stray cockatiel or two. Departed
pets of all persuasions spend up to
one year in hulking, freeze-dry metal
drums before they are painstaking-
ly preserved and returned to their
Eddy said his business is one of
the few in the country to specialize in
pet taxidermy and has a two-month
waiting list.
A former high school chemistry
and biology teacher, hog farmer and
Air Force veteran, Eddy started out
in traditional taxidermy, stuffng
great horned owls and pheasants
with the help of a local veterinarian.
He originally used the freeze-dry
technique to preserve mounted tur-
key heads for hunters before real-
izing in the mid-1990s it could also
work with pets.
Eddy, 64, compares his line of
work to the mortician’s trade. He’ll
share broad details about the pro-
cess with customers but likes to
keep some mystery to the process
and steer clear of the gross-out fac-
tor. He’s quick to embrace the art-
istry of his craft, especially when it
comes to the primping and prepping
required once the internal organs
and body fat are removed and the
carcass is fully dry. Depending on
the customer’s preference, pets can
be posed with a skyward gaze, an
extended paw or with eyes closed,
seemingly asleep.
“You just have a knack for it,” he
said. “It’s like an artist painting a pic-
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
In this photo made Feb. 12, 2013,
Anthony Eddy talks about the
freeze-drying process in his studio
in Slater, Mo.
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Analysis: Miss. keeps some control of local issues
The Associated Press
JACKSON — Mississippi
lawmakers get hopping mad
when Washington tries to tell
the state what it can or can’t do.
But, they’ve been plenty willing
this session to make the state
government exert similar con-
trol over local government.
The House passed a bill that
says cities and counties can’t
ban junk food or limit the size of
soft drinks. If the bill becomes
law, it would mean, for example,
that the tiny Delta town of Alli-
gator couldn’t put a local reg-
ulation on the sale of Kool-Aid
pickles in convenience stores or
impose the same kind of no-big-
sodas rule that Mayor Michael
Bloomberg set in New York City.
The House and Senate each
passed its own bill to pre-empt
cities and counties from setting
a local minimum wage, though
there’s been little effort to do
so. Some lawmakers say local
governments should be able to
make these decisions if they
want, but supporters of the ban
— who are more vocal — say
local rules would impose unfair
burdens on businesses and cre-
ate a confusing patchwork for
developers trying to lure indus-
tries to the state.
Lawmakers maintain tight
control over local option sales
taxes, rejecting for the ump-
teenth year a proposal to let cit-
ies set a 1 percent sales tax. This
year’s plan would’ve required a
local election, with at least 60
percent of voters approving the
tax before it could be imposed.
It also said that the tax would
be time-limited and for specifc
projects: Once a park is built or a
water system is repaired, the tax
would disappear.
Because legislators said “no,”
cities still need to come to the
Capitol, individually, and ask in
their nicest voices if they can
— pretty please with sugar on
top — set some sort of local tax.
This usually takes the form of a
tourism tax, an extra penny per
dollar for hotel nights or restau-
rant meals. Lawmakers have
shown a willingness to allow
tourism taxes on a case-by-case
basis, but usually with the pro-
viso that the tax expires after a
certain number of years.
Two House bills that died
would’ve made Mississippi
thumb its nose at the federal
government. One would’ve cre-
ated a state commission to try
to nullify some federal laws.
Another would’ve prohibited the
state from enforcing any federal
limits on guns. Rep. Ed Black-
mon, D-Canton, said federal law
takes precedent over conficting
state laws.
“From a constitutional stand-
point, that’s been resolved a
long time ago,” Blackmon said.
Lawmakers maintain tight control over
local option sales taxes, rejecting for the
umpteenth year a proposal to let cities set a 1
percent sales tax.
Buckle up...
and your child, too
AP Photo/Dave Martin
Vice President Joe Biden and other lawmakers lead a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.,
Sunday. They were commemorating the 48th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police offcers beat marchers
when they crossed the bridge on a march from Selma to Montgomery.
Biden leads re-enactment of voting rights march
The Associated Press
SELMA, Ala. — The
vice president and black
leaders commemorating a
famous civil rights march
on Sunday said efforts
to diminish the impact
of African-Americans’
votes haven’t stopped in
the years since the 1965
Voting Rights Act added
millions to Southern voter
More than 5,000 peo-
ple followed Vice Presi-
dent Joe Biden and U.S.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.,
across the Edmund Pettus
Bridge in Selma’s annual
Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
The event commemo-
rates the “Bloody Sunday”
beating of voting rights
marchers — including a
young Lewis — by state
troopers as they began a
march to Montgomery in
March 1965. The 50-mile
march prompted Con-
gress to pass the Voting
Rights Act that struck
down im-
pedi ment s
to voting
by Afri-
can- Amer -
icans and
e n d e d
a l l - wh i t e
rule in the
Biden, the frst sitting
vice president to partici-
pate in the annual re-en-
actment, said nothing
shaped his consciousness
more than watching TV
footage of the beatings.
“We saw in stark relief the
rank hatred, discrimina-
tion and violence that still
existed in large parts of
the nation,” he said.
Biden said march-
ers “broke the back of
the forces of evil,” but
that challenges to voting
rights continue today
with restrictions on early
voting and voter registra-
tion drives and enactment
of voter ID laws where
no voter fraud has been
“We will never give
up or give in,” Lewis told
Jesse Jackson said Sun-
day’s event had a sense of
urgency because the U.S.
Supreme Court heard a
request Wednesday by
a mostly white Alabama
county to strike down a
key portion of the Voting
Rights Act.
“We’ve had the right
to vote for 48 years, but
they’ve never stopped try-
ing to diminish the impact
of the votes,” Jackson said.
Referring to the Vot-
ing Rights act, the Rev.
Al Sharpton said: “We are
not here for a commemo-
ration. We are here for a
The Supreme Court is
weighing Shelby Coun-
ty’s challenge to a portion
of the law that requires
states with a history of
racial discrimination,
mostly in the Deep South,
to get approval from the
Justice Department be-
fore implementing any
changes in election laws.
That includes everything
from new voting districts
to voter ID laws.
Attorneys for Shelby
County argued that the
pre-clearance require-
ment is outdated in a state
where one-fourth of the
Legislature is black. But
Jackson predicted the
South will return to ger-
rymandering and more
at-large elections if the Su-
preme Court voids part of
the law.
Free vegetable gardening program offered
The Mississippi State
University Extension Ser-
vice and the Lowndes
County Master Gardeners
will present a free pro-
gram on Home Vegeta-
ble Gardening Thursday,
March 7 at 6 p.m. at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church at
318 College St., Columbus.
“Have you always won-
dered if you could grow
your own vegetables?
Were you concerned that
it would be too diffcult to
manage?” said Area Hor-
ticulture Agent Dr. Jeff
Wilson, who will present
the program. He urged
those interested to attend
to learn how to get started
growing healthy vegeta-
bles in their own back-
“We will cover the
basics of vegetable pro-
duction and take time to
answer all your gardening
questions,” he added.
For more information,
contact Wilson at the
Lowndes County Exten-
sion offce at 662-328-
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faster and stronger
treatment than is usual,
starting a three- drug
infusion within 30 hours
of birth. That was before
tests confirmed the in-
fant was infected and not
just at risk from a moth-
er whose HIV wasn’t di-
agnosed until she was in
“I just felt like this
baby was at high-
er-than-normal risk, and
deserved our best shot,”
Dr. Hannah Gay, a pedi-
atric HIV specialist at
the University of Mis-
sissippi, said in an inter-
That fast action ap-
parently knocked out
HIV in the baby’s blood
before it could form hide-
outs in the body. Those
so- called reservoirs of
dormant cells usually
rapidly reinfect anyone
who stops medication,
said Dr. Deborah Per-
saud of Johns Hopkins
Children’s Center. She
led the investigation that
deemed the child “func-
tionally cured,” meaning
in long-term remission
even if all traces of the
virus haven’t been com-
pletely eradicated.
Next, Persaud’s team
is planning a study to try
to prove that, with more
aggressive treatment of
other high-risk babies.
“Maybe we’ll be able
to block this reservoir
seeding,” Persaud said.
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letters to the editor
Disappointed with inaccuracies
I was quite disappointed with the
inaccuracies in Jeff Clark’s article Sun-
day, which reported on a lawsuit against
Mayor Robert Smith, Brandy Gardner
and Kennetra Floyd fled by a Monique
Montgomery in an attempt to force the
Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) to take
her daughter on a trip to Hattiesburg.
The article indicated the judge ruled
in favor of the parent in her lawsuit.
However, the fact of the matter is the
judge denied all of the relief requested
in the lawsuit. Specifcally, what follows
is what the mother, Monique Montgom-
ery, sued for and the results thereof:
First, the mother asked for a pre-
liminary injunction to force the MYC
to take her daughter to a Leadership
Summit in Hattiesburg.
The request was denied.
Second, the mother asked for an
injunction to prevent the MYC from
refusing to take her daughter on the
trip with them to the Youth Summit in
The request was likewise denied.
Third, the mother sought a restrain-
ing order to prevent the MYC from
attending the conference until all the
rules of the MYC had been delivered to
the members of the Council and signed
by them and their parents.
That request was also denied.
Fourth, the mother asked for an
order permanently enjoining the MYC
from attending the leadership summit
without her daughter.
That request was again denied.
Fifth, the mother asked to receive
costs and expenses incurred in the
That request was denied.
Finally, Ms. Montgomery asked for
such other and further relief as the
court deems proper. It is only in this
last regard that the court “admonished”
the MYC to do anything. In other
words, the MYC was only admonished
to deliver rules to the members of the
Youth Council and get them signed by
the members and their parents. The
court ruled against Mrs. Montgomery
in every other respect.
From where I sat in the courtroom,
between Mayor Smith and Brandy
Gardner, the Court did not “slap” the
MYC “on the wrist” as was reported. In
fact, Judge Zebert said that there did
not appear to be any malicious conduct
on either side of this suit.
In conclusion, the article said that
the trial judge was a Justice of the Mis-
sissippi Supreme Court. This was also
inaccurate. The Supreme Court merely
assigned a judge to hear the case. I
would not even bother to point this
issue out, except for the fact that the
article indicated that the judge found
for the plaintiff. It would lead a casual
reader to believe that the Supreme
Court had ruled against the Youth
Council. In fact, the result of the trial
was a resounding defeat of all of the
claims of the plaintiff and a clear victory
for Mayor Smith and Brandy Gardner.
Jeffrey J. Turnage
The writer is the attorney for the City
of Columbus.
Believes salaries of politicians
should be ‘sequestered’
As a result of House Republicans
holding the debt ceiling hostage and re-
fusing to raise the debt limit in the sum-
mer of 2011 (paying the bills they had
already approved)…the United States
credit rating was immediately lowered,
causing borrowing costs to increase
for everyone and slowing growth. To
get them to agree to pay their bills,
the “Budget Control Act of 2011” was
signed into law. A compromise was
struck between the administration and
the House Republicans. This was the
If a bi-partisan super committee
could not agree to compromise on rev-
enue and spending in the fall of 2011, a
sequester would go into effect in March
2013, forcing across-the-board cuts of
$85 billion. John Boehner walked out of
those talks boasting he got 98% of what
he wanted.
Republicans now say that the se-
quester was Obama’s idea, (fault) but at
that time, they were more than pleased
with the plan. No wonder. They wanted
spending cuts and they got them …
immediately. In fact, as a result of the
Budget Control Act of 2011, the budget
was cut a total of $1.6 trillion over 10
years with an added savings of $200 bil-
lion from reduced interest on the saved
money. At that time the Republicans
gave up nothing.
Later, in January 2013, to avoid an-
other “fscal cliff” of their own making,
the Republicans, in the “American
Taxpayer Relief Act of 2013,” gave up
only 18% of the Bush tax cuts for a total
revenue increase of $600 billion over
the same 10-year period, raising taxes
on only .7% of the wealthiest without
any cuts to tax loopholes, such as car-
ried interest.
Clearly spending cuts have vastly
outpaced revenue increases almost 2.5
to 1, and the sequester will make those
totals even more lopsided. It’s no won-
der Republicans left Capitol Hill smiling
on the frst of March. When our eco-
nomic recovery lags in future months
and years, be sure to know whom to
thank, remembering that Republicans
told us that the government doesn’t
provide jobs. Tell that to the military
and defense contractors in our area. If
nothing else, those responsible for this
debacle should have their salaries and
staff “sequestered” for their intransi-
gence and refusal to govern.
Laird Bagnall
Smothered nutria,
Cajun style
There on the bank of
the lake lay a critter that
looked a lot like a beaver.
Its fur was long and wet;
its teeth were curved
and yellow. Its feet were
webbed, but the tail was
its undoing. The water
rodent had a long round
tail like a rat. The son-of-a
gun was no doubt a Louisi-
ana nutria.
It seems that in the
1930s E.A. McIlhenny, of
the Tabasco pepper sauce,
purchased a dozen nutrias to start a fur farm. In
1940, McIlhenny either intentionally set them free
or a hurricane caused the release of nutrias into the
Unconcerned, McIlhenny thought the alliga-
tors would have a feast.
Nutrias are prolifc producers, and in 20 years
there were over 20 million critters in 40 states.
In fact, whenever a hurricane blows through the
Gulf, nutrias wash up on Mississippi beaches by
the thousands.
Originally from South America, nutrias were
imported to fll the demand for fur coats. Remem-
ber when stores like Ruth’s and McRae’s had fur
sales? The department stores cleared the clothes
rounders to make way for furs, and all the social
elite would come buy their fur coats.
Some of those coats were made out of nutrias,
the same little fellow that was now lying prone on
the ground beside our lake.
In the 1960s, Louisiana was exporting nutria
pelts by the zillions to Germany, peaking in 1976
and declining in the ’80’s. By then fashion trends
had turned to leather, the market was saturated,
public attitudes were changing regarding fur, the
stock-market was falling and a luxury tax was
imposed on furs.
Nutrias are somewhat smaller than a beaver
but bigger than a muskrat. Ours looked close to
25 pounds. This fellow had been vegging-out in
our lake.
Nutrias are mostly vegetarians but will eat
snails and the like. Because they are voracious
eaters they destroy wetland habitats for water
fowl and other animals. They’ve acquired an
appetite for farm crops, lawn grasses and orna-
mental plants.
Nutrias burrow in dams, making a tunnel
entrance from the water. This fellow burrowed in
our dam, causing a small collapse. They have no
natural predators except ... us.
Mississippi declared the nutrias a nuisance
animal and placed a bounty on them. You can get
$5 for every nutria tail. Round here that could be
a better pay off than selling aluminum cans.
In Louisiana they decided just to eat nutrias,
coming up with recipes like nutria chili, nutria
sausage and smothered nutria, Cajun style.
To cook nutria Cajun style you skin ’em, and
cut the meat into pieces, brown the meat in hot
oil, add seasonings and some chopped onion,
bell pepper and four. Salt to taste. Might want to
add some of McIlhenny’s Tabasco sauce. Pour in
three cups of chicken broth and stir ’til it thick-
We didn’t sell our nutria for $5, nor did we cook
it. We just left it there for the buzzards to enjoy.
Shannon Rule Bardwell is a Southern writer
living quietly in the Prairie. Her email is msdel-
the voting rights act
Haley Barbour is correct
Here we go again.
The Voting Rights
Act of 1965 is on stage
once more.
This time a case
emanating from Shelby
County, Ala., serves as
the vehicle for chal-
lenging the constitu-
tionality of Section 5 of
the Voting Rights Act.
This section requires
that any change in
any aspect of voting
procedures of a jurisdiction must
be approved by the United States
Justice Department before such
a change can go into effect. The
catch is that Section 5 only applies
to certain states or parts of states
with signifcant minority popula-
tion and a history of racial discrim-
ination. These include most states
of the “old Confederate south” and
certain counties in a few other
states such as California, Florida,
New York, North Carolina and
South Dakota.
With each passing year the
resentment of many in those states
known as the “Voting Rights Act
States” seems to increase. Being
singled out and ridiculed for condi-
tions they believe have suffciently
changed is wearing thin with many
in the affected states. Former Mis-
sissippi Gov. Haley Barbour said as
much recently when he was quoted
in USA Today as stating that in “…
over 50 years, we’ve gotten that
behind us.” Barbour went on to
make a case for equal treatment of
all states when he said, “The same
rules ought to apply to Massachu-
setts, Minnesota and Montana that
apply to Mississippi.”
This line of thinking is one that
has often been employed in the past
to convince others that they would
also resent abiding by such a selec-
tive law, and that it should thus be
eliminated altogether.
However, it would seem
that the ideal solution in
today’s political environ-
ment would be to take
Gov. Barbour at his word.
Rather than kill the
Voting Rights Act and
Section 5 along with it,
simply extend the VRA
to the entirety of all 50
Indeed a case can
be made that Section 5
of the Voting Rights Act is more
necessary now than at any time
in recent years. How can such a
statement be justifed? While the
days of overt discriminatory action
simply to deny one segment of the
population access to the ballot box
are past, the modern era of cus-
tom-designed electoral districts
using racial demographics as
markers for shaping those districts
makes it very likely that inadver-
tent discrimination can and likely
has occurred.
The process of redistricting
Congressional and state legislative
districts is arguably one of the
most competitive political battles
that can be fought. The stakes are
high for either party. Republicans
have struggled in recent national
elections to attract support of Afri-
can-American and Hispanic voters,
but they have been quite successful
in their efforts to gain control of
legislatures and governor’s man-
sions. In fact, Republicans have
laid claim to 30 state legislatures
and 30 governors’ seats following
recent elections. These are the
keys to controlling congressional
and legislative redistricting. Both
the Democrats and Republicans
have plumbed the depths of com-
puter and mapping technology
to ensure that their efforts yield
districts favorable to the party in
A recent case in Texas is often
cited as an example of this very sce-
nario. Between the 2000 and 2010
censuses Texas had a 4.3 million
population gain. Nearly 90 percent
of this growth came from minori-
ties. Texas gained four congressio-
nal seats. When the Republican-ma-
jority Texas legislature completed
redistricting, the population growth
from the largely Democratic-lean-
ing minority yielded three Republi-
can-dominated districts out of the
four new districts. The Texas redis-
tricting plan was held by the U.S.
Justice Department to be in viola-
tion of Section 5, and a three-judge
federal court panel in Washington
concurred. This was not an overt
attempt to discriminate, but rather
an effort by the party in power to
further enhance its policymaking
Some two dozen states across
the country are at some stage of
addressing changes in their voting
procedures. Many of these states
are out of reach of the geograph-
ically-defned Voting Rights Act
coverage, yet many of the factors
that may be impacted by these new
laws may be race-related.
Given the continued importance
of guaranteeing that every citizen’s
vote counts the same, it would be a
reasonable approach to take Gov.
Barbour up on his suggestion that
the Section 5 provisions of the Vot-
ing Rights Act be extended to all
50 states. With the nation steadily
approaching a time where there
will not be a majority population,
federal oversight to ensure that all
minorities are treated equally as
political forces jockey for position
seems only reasonable.
Wiseman is director of the Stennis
Institute at Mississippi State Univer-
sity. His e-mail address is marty@
Voice of the people
Shannon Bardwell
Marty Wiseman
John Hayes
Rogers, founder of Motown
group The Miracles, dies
Romney: Heart told him he’d win until he saw Fla.
ney says his heart said he was
going to win the presidency, but
when early results came in on
election night, he knew it was not
to be.
The GOP nominee tells “Fox
News Sunday” that he knew his
campaign was in trouble when
exit polls suggested a close race
in Florida. Romney thought he’d
win the state solidly.
Obama ended up taking Flori-
da and won the election by a wide
margin in the electoral vote.
Romney says there was “a
slow recognition” at that time
that President Barack Obama
would win — and the race soon
was over when Obama carried
Romney says the loss hit hard
and was emotional. Ann Romney
says she cried.
The former Massachusetts
governor acknowledges mis-
takes in the campaign and flaws
in his candidacy.
But he jokes that he did better
in his second run for the White
House than he did the first time
around — when he lost the 2008
nomination to Arizona Sen. John
He says he won’t get a third
crack at it.
Romney says his campaign
didn’t do a good job connecting
with minority voters, and that Re-
publicans must do a better job in
appealing to African-Americans
and Hispanics.
He says his campaign under-
estimated the appeal of Obama’s
new health care law to low-in-
come voters.
But he knows that because he
lost the race, it’s hard to tell the
GOP to listen now to what he has
to say about how to improve the
party’s message.
The Romneys are living in
Southern California now and
he’s kept a low profile since the
election. He says “you move on”
from the disappointment and
that “I don’t spend my life look-
ing back.”
Ann Romney says that after
the election she was approached
by TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,”
but declined to join the cast.
She says she’ll be turning 64
soon and “I’m not really as flexi-
ble as I should be.”
The interview was taped
Thursday and aired Sunday.
AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File
In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate
and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters
at an election night rally in Boston, where he conceded the race
to President Barack Obama. Romney has emerged from nearly
four months in seclusion for an interview with Fox News. He’s also
scheduled to deliver his first postelection speech this month at
Washington’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
— Bobby Rogers, a found-
ing member of Motown
group The Miracles and a
songwriting collaborator
with Smokey Robinson,
died Sunday at his subur-
ban Detroit home. He was
Motown Museum board
member Allen Rawls said
Rogers died about 6 a.m.
in Southfield. Rogers had
been ill for several years.
Rogers formed the
group in 1956 with cous-
in Claudette Rogers, Pete
Moore, Ronnie White
and Robinson. Their hits
included “Shop Around,”
“You’ve Really Got a Hold
on Me,” “The Tracks of
My Tears,” “Going to a Go-
Go,” “I Second That Emo-
tion” and “The Tears of a
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Cleo Chism
Chism, 85, died March
1, 2013, at Baptist Me-
morial Hospital–Golden
Services are today at
noon at Mt. Zion Baptist
Church with the Rev.
David Skinner and the
Rev. Steve Lammons
officiating. Burial will
follow in the church
cemetery. Visitation is
one hour prior to ser-
vices. Lowndes Funeral
Home is in charge of
Mr. Chism was born
Sept. 13, 1927, to the
late Asbury Chism and
Emma Ashcraft Chism.
Survivors include his
wife, Clauson Spencer
Chism; sister, Elaine
Chism; sons, Gary
Chism, Steve Chism and
Lynn Chism; daughters,
Claudia Chism Harcrow
and Diana Chism Hall;
one granddaughter and
three great-grandchil-
Pallbearers are
Chris Chism, Ashley
Chism, Daran Chism,
Jacob Harcrow, Michael
Chism and Nicholas
Memorials may be
made to Palmer Home
for Children, P.O. Box
746, Columbus, MS
Walter Worthy Jr.
ter K. Worthy Jr., 67,
died March 1, 2013, at
Baptist Memorial Hospi-
tal–Golden Triangle.
Services are today at
1 p.m. at First Assembly
of God with Jody Gurley
officiating. Burial will
be Wednesday at 11
a.m. in Mobile Memo-
rial Gardens in Mobile,
Ala. Visitation is one
hour prior to services.
Lowndes Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
Mr. Worthy was born
May 9, 1945, to the
late Walter Kerney and
Sarah Leavenia Ever-
ett Worthy Sr. He was
formerly employed as a
computer technician.
Survivors include his
wife, Sharon Worthy of
Columbus; and sister,
Bonnie K. Terrell of
Panama City, Fla.
Pallbearers are
Benny Yarbough, Greg
Lane, Aaron Lane,
Nathan Godwin, Aaron
Godwin and Jacob
Delbert Dobbs
GUIN, Ala. — Del-
bert Dobbs, 85, died
March 2, 2013, at North-
west Medical Center in
Winfield, Ala.
Services are Wednes-
day at 2 p.m. at New
Hope Free Will Baptist
Church with Mark Mad-
dox, Mike Beckon and
Larry Wates officiating.
Burial will follow in
the church cemetery.
Norwood Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
Mr. Dobbs was born
Oct. 16, 1927, in At-
wood, Ala. to the late
Zollie Worth and Verda
McKinney Dobbs. He
was a veteran of the U.S.
Army and he served
in the Korean War. He
was a member of Guin
First Free Will Baptist
Church and was retired
from the 3M Company.
In addition to his
parents, he was preced-
ed in death by his wife,
Bernice Jean Dobbs.
Survivors include
his daughters, Debra
Duncan and Terri Ste-
phens, both of Guin and
Gail Davis of Collier-
ville, Tenn.; brothers,
James “Datie” Dobbs of
Winfield and Douglas
Dobbs of Tuscumbia,
Ala.; seven grand-
children and seven
John Hayes
Hayes, 79, died March
3, 2013, at his resi-
Arrangements are
incomplete and will be
announced by Gunter &
Peel Funeral Home.
Rubin Foreman
bin Foreman, 56, died
March 3, 2013, at North
Mississippi Medical
Center in Tupelo.
Arrangements are
incomplete and will be
announced by Lowndes
Funeral Home.
Irma Estes
AMORY — Irma M.
Estes, 83, died Feb. 27,
2013, at North Missis-
sippi Medical Center in
Services are Tues-
day from 3-5 p.m. at
Pleasant Valley United
Methodist Church with
the Rev. Perry Carr
officiating. Burial will
follow in the church
cemetery. Visitation is
today from 2-5 p.m. at
Westbrook’s Funeral
Home in Aberdeen.
Inez Caradine
Naugle Caradine, 81,
died March 4, 2013, at
her residence.
Arrangements are
incomplete and will be
announced by Calvert
Funeral Home.
Pat Gill
MACON — Dr. Pat
Gill died March 3, 2013,
at Darlington Oaks in
Arrangements are
incomplete and will be
announced by Cockrell
Funeral Home.
Dot Kinard
MACON — Dorothy
“Dot” Kinard, 85, died
March 2, 2013.
Services are Tuesday
at 11 a.m. at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church
in Macon with Father
Mike O’Brien and
Father Lenin Vargas
officiating. Burial will
follow in Oddfellows
Cemetery. Visitation
is today from 5-8 p.m.
at Cockrell Funeral
Mrs. Kinard was
born in Memphis,
Tenn., to the late Phin-
nis Earl and Ada Inez
Sanders Ray. She was
employed as a cosmetol-
ogist. She was a mem-
ber of Corpus Christi
Catholic Church.
In addition to her
parents, she was pre-
ceded in death by her
husband, Roy Kinard.
Survivors include
her daughters, Lynn
Moore of Macon and
Mary Royce White of
Louisville; sons, Danny
Kinard of Louisville
and Larry Kinard of
Macon; stepsisters,
Evelyn R. Austin of
Kingswood, Texas and
Wanda Heaston of Red
Bank; 10 grandchildren
and 25 great-grandchil-
Pallbearers are
Stuart Kinard, Adam
White, Mike Disbrow,
Billy Williams, Michael
Dawkins, Heath Bush,
Joey Johns and Allen
Memorials may be
made to St. Jude Chil-
dren’s Hospital, Trib-
ute Program, 502 St.
Jude Place, Memphis,
TN 38105-1942 or the
American Cancer Soci-
ety, 209 North West St.
Macon, MS 39341.
Dorothy Prater
Dorothy Lou Prater, 90,
died Feb. 28, 2013.
Services are Tuesday
at 11 a.m. at Chandler
Funeral Home with
Jerry Prater officiating.
Burial will follow in
Christian Chapel Cem-
etery. Visitation is one
hour prior to services.
Mrs. Prater was
born Dec. 18, 1922, in
Lamar County, Ala.
to the late Golden and
Ruby Curry. She was
formerly employed as
an accounting clerk for
Kraft Foods.
In addition to her
parents, she was pre-
ceded in death by her
husband, Coy Algert
Prater; and sister, Doris
Survivors include
her sons, Larry Phil-
lip Prater of Garland,
Texas, Jerry T. Prater
of Ardmore, Okla., and
Ronald Timothy Prater
of Georgia; brothers,
Foy Curry and Paul
Curry; sisters, Chapel
Johnson, Lavola Rec-
tor, Elain McDonald,
Girthel Wheeler and
Sharron Davis; and six
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for the leadership that
Mississippi needed from
a land grant university,”
Keenum said in a release
“I counted him as a
friend, a mentor and an
inspiration,” he added.
Maridith Geuder, Mis-
sissippi University for
Women’s executive direc-
tor of university relations,
said Zacharias was one
of the state’s strongest
advocates for higher edu-
cation. Geuder worked at
MSU from 1990-2012.
While leading a large
university, Geuder said
Zacharias still made time
to personally reach out
and encourage faculty,
staff and students.
“He was the supreme
communicator, and he
wanted MSU to shine and
thrive. Dr. Zacharias did
everything in his power
to do that,” she said. “As
president and president
emeritus, he always found
time to speak and encour-
age, and he did that for
me, personally, and every-
one he met.”
The former president
also had a sharp eye for
talent, Geuder said. Be-
fore author John Grish-
am became a household
name, she said Zacharias
recognized his talent and
supported the blossom-
ing author.
Numerous MSU off-
cials also expressed their
respect for Zacharias
through social media plat-
forms Sunday.
MSU athletics director
Scott Stricklin tweeted
Zacharias “was a great
leader for Mississippi
State” and he was sad-
dened by the university’s
“Don Zacharias was
the man who paved the
way for many of the suc-
cesses that Mississippi
State enjoys today. A men-
tor, friend, scholar, and
leader,” University Rela-
tions Director Sid Salter
By late afternoon,
almost 200 people had
shared the university’s
announcement through
Facebook, while almost
100 left comments wish-
ing his family well and
noting Zacharias’ charac-
ter and commitment.
“Dr. Zacharias was a
fne man, and a humble
man, who loved Missis-
sippi State,” wrote Candy
Hood Gordon. “He was
one of our best presidents
and his wonderful wife,
Miss Tommy, was a mag-
nifcent First Lady. He
will be sorely missed and
lovingly remembered.”
Another Facebook
commenter, Blane Mer-
ritt, said he was proud to
have Zacharias’ name on
his diploma.
“Give God a cowbell
along with a big Hail
State,” wrote Derrick My-
Under Zacharias’ lead-
ership, he raised MSU’s
visibility and reputation
nationally. Enrollment
grew to the largest in the
state at almost 16,000,
and African American en-
rollment more than dou-
bled to 2,200.
Annual private contri-
butions rose from approx-
imately $4 million at the
beginning of his tenure
to more than $42 million
in 1996. Zacharias over-
saw the university’s frst
major gifts drive – the
Campaign for Mississippi
State – which raised more
than $143 million by the
time he left offce in 1997.
The university’s en-
dowment also grew to al-
most $130 million during
the Zacharias adminis-
tration, and external re-
search funding doubled.
He oversaw the expansion
and renovation to Mitch-
ell Memorial Library and
was instrumental in the
construction of the stu-
dent recreation facility
known as Joe Frank Sand-
erson Center.
Zacharias received a
bachelor’s degree from
Georgetown College
(Ky.) in 1957 and a mas-
ter’s (1959) and doctoral
(1963) degree from Indi-
ana University. He held an
honorary doctorate of law
from Georgetown for dis-
tinguished contributions
to the college.
Zacharias taught
communication at Indi-
ana University and the
University of Texas in
the 1960s. At Texas, he
became executive to the
chancellor of the 14-cam-
pus system and assistant
to the president of the
Austin campus.
Zacharias was named
MSU president in 1985
after serving in a sim-
ilar role for Western
Kentucky University in
Bowling Green, Ky. As
WKU’s leader, he created
the frst comprehensive
development program
and raised academic stan-
dards during his six-year
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key factor in the drainage
problems in Ward 2.
“We have a lot of fail-
ing infrastructure and
we need to continue to
work on these problems,”
Mackay said. “The deten-
tion pond next to the East
Columbus Gym was nev-
er completed and I plan to
fnish it. It is helping with
fooding, but the pond it-
self is not safe. I also plan
to fnish the track around
the detention pond so
that it can be used like
the park it’s supposed to
“I am also concerned
about the economy be-
cause of the sequestra-
tion and the cuts facing
the Columbus Air Force
Base. This will decrease
our tax base. We have to
be fscally responsible.”
Meanwhile, Caledonia
Mayor George Gerhart
has announced he will not
be running for re-election
in the upcoming Caledo-
nia municipal election.
Gerhart defeated Bill
Lawrence in 2009.
“I tried to treat every-
one the way I would want
to be treated,” Gerhart
said in a letter sent to The
Dispatch Friday. “There
is only one way to run any
municipality, and that is
the legal way.”
Gerhart did not say
why he would not be run-
ning for another mayoral
In other election news,
Columbus business own-
er Bo Jarrett has quali-
fed to challenge incum-
bent Robert Smith in the
race of mayor. Longtime
Ward 4 Councilman Fred
Stewart faces challengers
Marty Turner and Mau-
rice Webber. Incumbent
Ward 5 Councilman Kabir
Karriem will face chal-
lenger Kenneth McFar-
land. Columbus-Lowndes
Convention and Visitors
Bureau board member
Whirllie Byrd will chal-
lenge incumbent Bill
Gavin in Ward 6. Both are
running as Republicans.
Ward 1 Councilman
Gene Taylor and Ward 3
Councilman Charlie Box
are running unopposed.
The last day to qualify
for the municipal election
is Friday at 5 p.m. The
primary election will be
held May 7. A run-off, if
necessary, will be held
May 21. The general elec-
tion is June 4.
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The 29-year-old is
hardly intimidating, or
at least a lot less intim-
idating than his earlier
eruption would suggest.
More often, he is a laid-
back, soft-spoken guy.
His youthful appearance
bears no residue of the
stress involved in manag-
ing a restaurant six days
a week.
Brasfeld has been
working with Ty Thames
since 2003, when the
Starkville restaurateur
and chef opened Bin 612.
Since then, Thames
has opened up several
bars and restaurants in
town, and Brasfeld has
had a hand in almost all
of them at one point or
another. But if he had a
home restaurant, it would
be “the Bin.”
Brasfeld actually
started with the Bin be-
fore it opened, helping
with some of the interior
construction and prep
work to get a building de-
signed as an offce ready
to accommodate a restau-
rant and bar.
“This place was not
meant to be a restaurant,”
he says. “We were just
plugging in high energy,
expensive kitchen equip-
ment into the walls and
hoping it works.”
After helping to liter-
ally build the tiny 6x20-
foot kitchen that Bras-
feld and a line of other
cooks would work in, his
presence there helped
cement the Bin’s place in
Three years ago,
Thames gave Brasfeld
the general manager post
at the Bin, and for a little
more than two of those
years, it was all on Bras-
feld’s shoulders — front
of house, back of house,
servers, bartenders, pa-
perwork. It all fell to Bras-
The Bin’s success over
that time, and some op-
portune real estate moves
that made available an ex-
tra room next door, led
to an expansion. Along
with the expansion came
a new menu, and another
general manager, Andy
Thornton. Thornton now
handles the bar and all
front of the house duties,
while Brasfeld heads up
the kitchen and back-of-
house employees.
Brasfeld and Thames
worked together on the
revised menu. For many
of the items, Brasfeld
was the idea man, and
Thames, a highly touted
chef, added the fne de-
“I had things in my
head that I had really
dreamed about doing,
stuff I got halfway there
with,” Brasfeld remem-
bers. “Ty cleaned up all
those ideas and made
them whole.”
Brasfeld brought the
idea of salmon sliders to
the table; Thames added
pesto cream cheese and
a focaccia crostini. Just
like that, a menu item was
The tiny closet kitch-
en Brasfeld started out
of was gutted completely
and relocated to the oth-
er side of the restaurant,
making use of the newly
acquired room and giving
cooks more than three
feet to move around.
It has been almost a
year since the Bin got its
growing room, but until
recently Brasfeld says he
is not really sure he saw
an increase in sales from
previous years.
Like many restaurants
in Starkville, football sea-
son is always a big mon-
ey-maker — a really big
money-maker. But for
the Bin, before the ex-
pansion, football season
had to be big enough to
sustain them through
the winter, because with
most of its seating out-
side, sales drop dramati-
cally when it gets cold.
“January is usually our
worst month, without a
doubt,” Brasfeld says.
But this January, the
Bin saw close to a 75
percent increase in sales
from last year. What has
Brasfeld really excit-
ed though, is that the
increase is across-the-
board, from the bar to the
Brasfeld’s time, atten-
tion and obvious passion
for good food is still play-
ing an integral role in Bin
612’s success. Perhaps
more importantly, the
success has helped solid-
ify its foundation. Bras-
feld’s easy-going vibe
seems to have rubbed off
on the place.
Don’t be fooled,
though. He still runs a
tight ship.
Just ask his employ-
sippi State University pitch-
ing coach Butch Thomp-
son’s pet project for the
past six month has been a
little-known freshman right-
The development of Myl-
es Gentry started the min-
ute he arrived
from Gulfport
High School
as more of a
thrower than
a pitcher.
T h o mp s o n
also had to
deal with the
fact Gentry’s
pitching mechanics needed
some fine tuning.
Thompson’s work in prog-
ress is going just fine, as is
MSU’s start to the 2013 sea-
Gentry pitched 2 2/3
scoreless and hitless innings
Sunday to help No. 5 MSU
beat Saint Joseph’s 3-2 and
2-0 Sunday at Dudy Noble
Field. The victories helped
MSU sweep the four-game
series and extend its sea-
son-opening winning streak
to 15 games.
“A lot of people would be
worried when you see start-
ing pitcher go five or six
innings,” MSU coach John
Cohen said. “However, we
have a lot of hot arms in the
bullpen and we are going to
use them. We will pitch it
based on matchups. We re-
ally like our starters, but we
also really like what we have
coming out of the bullpen.”
In the opener, Kendall
Graveman, Luis Pollorena,
Gentry, and Ben Bracewell
combined to hold the Hawks
to six hits and one earned
run. In the nightcap, Will
Cox, Preston Brown, Chad
Girodo, Gentry, and Jona-
than Holder combined on
the squad’s fourth shutout.
Gentry has played a key
role in that start with the
help of Thompson, who is
noted by several publica-
tions, including Baseball
America and Perfect Game,
The Associated Press
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Carl Edwards
climbed from his car, stood on the door and
landed a backflip near the finish line. He then
hopped up on the wall in front of the grand-
stand, grabbed the checkered flag and waded
into the crowd, trading high-fives with fans.
After a miserable week at Daytona, Ed-
wards had plenty to celebrate.
That it came at Phoenix International Race-
way only seemed fitting.
Coming through on his promise to dom-
inate after his Daytona disaster, Edwards
pulled away on a late restart and snapped a
70-race winless streak on Sunday, the second
long drought he’s ended at Phoenix.
“This win feels as good or better as any win
I’ve ever had,” Edwards said.
Edwards had a rough 2012 season, missing
the Chase for the championship. His down-
ward spiral continued at Daytona, where he
wrecked five cars. On his way out of Florida,
Edwards said he was ready to dominate and
win at Phoenix.
He did just that, leading the final 78 laps on
the 312-lap race around PIR’s odd-shaped oval
in the first non-restrictor-plate race with NA-
SCAR’s new Gen-6 car.
Edwards got a good push from defending
Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski on the
restart with two laps left and pulled away from
there, winning for the first time since Las Ve-
gas in 2011.
After parking his car at the finish line, Ed-
wards landed his first backflip in nearly two
years and celebrated with the fans — just like
he did at PIR after ending another 70-race
From Special Reports
AUBURN, Ala. — The
Mississippi State Universi-
ty women’s basketball team
entered its game Sunday
against Auburn University
in control if its destiny and
with postseason still on its
MSU’s road to the post-
season became infinitely
more difficult following a 74-
65 loss to Auburn before a
Senior Day crowd of 2,738 at
Auburn Arena in the South-
eastern Conference regu-
lar-season finale for both
The loss dropped MSU
(13-16, 5-11 SEC) from ninth
place to 12th in the SEC
standings, and set up a date
against the University of
Alabama, the No. 13 seed,
at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the
opening game of the SEC
tournament at The Arena
at Gwinnett Center in Du-
luth, Ga. The game will be
broadcast regionally by Fox
Sports Net South and can
be heard locally through the
Bulldog Sports Network on
WNMQ-FM (103.1).
MSU entered the game
tied in the league standings
with the University of Mis-
souri and the University of
Arkansas. It also held the
tiebreaker against those
teams and needed to defeat
Auburn to avoid playing on
the first day of the five-day
SEC tournament.
“We just weren’t ready to
play,” MSU coach Vic Schae-
fer said. “You don’t have to
blame anyone, or look any
further than me. We came
out and weren’t ready to play
when the lights came on. We
haven’t had a good practice
the last couple of days, which
is typical of a young, inex-
perienced basketball team
coming off a great win.”
Coming off a 50-38 victo-
ry against No. 11 University
of Georgia on Thursday at
Humphrey Coliseum, which
was the program’s first vic-
tory against a ranked team
since the 2009-10 season,
MSU trailed by as many as 16
points in the first half before
rallying in the second half.
The Associated Press
TEMPE, Ariz. — Los Angeles
Angels slugger Mike Trout figures
if he keeps producing like he did
during his historic rookie season,
he’ll be in line for a handsome raise
soon enough.
The Angels renewed the con-
tract of the AL Rookie of the Year
for $510,000 on Saturday, just
$20,000 above the major league
minimum, prompting an angry re-
sponse from Trout’s agent.
While Craig Landis said the
renewal “falls well short of a ‘fair’
contract,” Trout took the high road
before a morning workout at the
Angels’ spring training complex
on Sunday, repeatedly insisting
that “I’m just happy to be in the
“I mean, my time will come,”
Trout said before a team meeting.
“I just have to keep putting out
numbers and concentrating on one
thing, and that’s getting to the post-
Trout had a base salary of
$482,500 last year, when he hit .326
with 30 homers and 83 RBIs, and
led the majors with 129 runs and
49 steals. Trout was the run-away
choice as the AL’s top rookie, earn-
ing a $10,000 bonus, and finished
second to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera
in MVP voting.
Trout has 1 year, 70 days of ma-
jor league service, which the An-
gels historically have place more
weight upon than performance in
renewing contracts. Teams are
allowed to renew the contracts of
unsigned players on their 40-man
rosters from March 2-11.
There were 22 players whose
contracts were finalized by the
Angels on Saturday. The highest
salary of those players went to
first baseman and outfielder Mark
Trumbo, who will make $540,000.
Trout likely will be eligible for
arbitration after the 2014 season.
“During the process, on behalf
of Mike, I asked only that the An-
gels compensate Mike fairly for
his historic 2012 season, given
his service time,” Landis said in a
statement. “This contract falls well
short of a ‘fair’ contract and I have
voiced this to the Angels through-
out the process. Nonetheless, the
renewal of Mike’s contract will put
an end (to) this discussion.”
Adam Minichino: 327-1297
Auto Racing: Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 Women’s College
Sam Sharpe/USA Today Sports
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday
at Phoenix International Raceway.
Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27)
follows his hit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on
Saturday in the third inning of their spring training game
at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Major League Baseball
The Associated Press
— Frustrated and maybe a
bit embarrassed, Lauren Sil-
berman fought back tears af-
ter kicking her way into NFL
She became the first wom-
an to try out at a regional com-
bine Sunday, but she lasted all
of two kicks — none of which
traveled even 20 yards. The
28-year-old Silberman hurt
her right quadriceps while
preparing for the tryout earli-
er in the week, and attributed
her struggles to that injury.
“I tried staying off it and
waited for today,” she said.
“I didn’t even take kicks in
warm-ups, and, it’s pretty
hard to know that you’ll be
in pain, and I wanted to work
through it and I certainly
tried to, but I just couldn’t do
it today.”
While some fans on Twit-
ter praised her for breaking
through in a male-dominated
sport, others wondered if this
was just a publicity stunt. Re-
gardless, the NFL got plenty
of attention on a Sunday in
March for one of its regional
combines — something most
media normally ignore.
“I’m just really happy I had
this amazing experience,” Sil-
berman said. “I might be the
first woman trying out for the
NFL, but I certainly hope I’m
not the last.”
With the 36 other kick-
ers — all male — a handful
of scouts and more than two
dozen media watching in com-
plete silence at the New York
Jets’ practice facility, Silber-
man winced as she attempted
her first kickoff and the ball
traveled only 19 yards.
She grabbed at her right
leg, and then struggled for
about 20 seconds to place
the football on the tee before
measuring her steps and try-
ing a second kick.
It went about 13 yards.
She then asked to see a
trainer and left the practice
field, and appeared to be fa-
voring her right leg.
“They didn’t go as far as
they were in practices,” Sil-
berman said, “but I tried to
work through the pain.”
She wouldn’t reveal how
long her kicks were in the
weeks leading up to the try-
Angels’ Trout takes high road on salary, position
■ MORE BASEBALL: Spring Training
Scores, Schedule; World Baseball
Classic Scores, Schedule. Page 3B
MSU falls
in finale
at Auburn
BASKETBALL: Sunday’s Men’s,
Women’s Scores;
Southeastern Conference
Standings; Women’s SEC
tournament Schedule.
Page 3B
Veteran pulls away on late restart in Phoenix to snap 70-race winless streak
College Baseball
key role
in bullpen
BASEBALL: Scores from the
weekend’s Southeastern
Conference Action, Schedule.
Page 3B
Injury damages female kicker’s tryout
NFL: Combine
■ MORE AUTO RACING: Results from Saturday’s
Nationwide race, Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
Page 3B
Prep Baseball
Today’s Games
Immanuel Christian at Hebron Christian, 4 p.m.
Presbyterian Christian at Starkville Academy,
4 p.m.
Central Academy at Calhoun Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Heritage Academy at Magnolia Heights, 4 p.m.
Hebron Christian at Central Academy, 4 p.m.
Leake Academy at Oak Hill Academy, 4 p.m.
Winston Academy at Immanuel Christian, 4 p.m.
Columbus at New Hope, 6 p.m.
Leake Central at Caledonia, 6 p.m.
Starkville at West Point, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Starkville Academy at Presbyterian Christian
(DH), 4 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Magnolia Heights at Heritage Academy (DH),
4 p.m.
Immanuel Christian at Winston Academy, 4 p.m.
Winona Christian at Hebron Christian, 4 p.m.
Oak Hill Academy at Leake Academy, 5:30 p.m.
Central Academy at Pickens Academy, 6 p.m.
New Hope vs. Northridge, Ala. (Tuscaloosa),
6 p.m.
Friday’s Games
West Point at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Caledonia at Leake Central, 6 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Caledonia vs. Bruce (East Webster), 10 a.m.
Caledonia at East Webster, 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton at Smithville, 2 p.m.
Hebron Christian vs. Blue Mountain (Vardaman,),
3 p.m.
Hebron Christian at Vardaman, 5 p.m.
Kosciusko at New Hope, 6 p.m.
Houston at Starkville, 7 p.m.
Prep Golf
Today’s Match
Caledonia, Starkville at Green Oaks
Tuesday’s Match
Ackerman, Kosciusko, Starkville at MSU
Prep Softball
Today’s Game
New Hope at Quitman, 6 p.m.
Tuesday’s Game
Caledonia at Hamilton, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Game
New Hope at Smithville Tournament
Caledonia at Louisville, 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
New Hope at West Lauderdale, 6 p.m.
Ackerman at Starkville, 6:30 p.m.
College Baseball
Tuesday’s Games
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 5 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Mississippi State,
6:30 p.m.
Alabama vs. Auburn (Montgomery), 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Southeastern Louisiana at Ole Miss, 4 p.m.
Southern Miss at South Alabama, 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Alabama at Louisville, 2 p.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Southern Miss, 6 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m.
Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Alabama at Louisville, noon
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State, 2 p.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette at Southern Miss, 2 p.m.
Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 4 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Alabama at Louisville, noon
Louisiana-Lafayette at Southern Miss, 1 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m.
Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m.
Men’s College Basketball
Tuesday’s Games
Southern Miss at Marshall, 6 p.m.
Alabama at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.
Wednesday’s Game
Mississippi State at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Ole Miss at LSU, 12:30 p.m.
Georgia at Alabama, 3 p.m.
Auburn at Mississippi State, 4:30 p.m.
Central Florida at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
Women’s College Basketball
Wednesday’s Game
SEC Tournament (Duluth, Georgia)
Mississippi State vs. Alabama, 5 p.m.
Thursday’s Game
East Carolina at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
Men’s College Golf
Today’s Match
Southern Miss at Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.)
Tuesday’s Match
Southern Miss at Louisiana Classic (Lafayette, La.)
Friday’s Match
Alabama at Southern Highlands Masters
(Las Vegas)
Saturday’s Match
Alabama at Southern Highlands Masters
(Las Vegas)
Sunday’s Match
Alabama at Southern Highlands Masters
(Las Vegas)
Women’s College Golf
Thursday’s Match
Ole Miss at Clover Cup (Mesa, Ariz.)
Friday’s Matches
Mississippi State at Eagle Landing Invitational
(Jacksonville, Fla.)
Ole Miss at Clover Cup (Mesa, Ariz.)
Alabama at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Hilton
Head, S.C.)
Saturday’s Matches
Mississippi State at Eagle Landing Invitational
(Jacksonville, Fla.)
Ole Miss at Clover Cup (Mesa, Ariz.)
Alabama at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Hilton
Head, S.C.)
Sunday’s Games
Mississippi State at Eagle Landing Invitational
(Jacksonville, Fla.)
Ole Miss at Clover Cup (Mesa, Ariz.)
Alabama at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Hilton
Head, S.C.)
College Gymnastics
Friday’s Meet
Alabama at LSU
10:30 p.m. — World Baseball Classic, first round,
Australia vs. Netherlands, at Taichung, Taiwan, MLB
3:30 p.m. — Paris-Nice, stage 1, Saint-Germain-
en-Laye to Nemours, France (same-day tape), NBC
6 p.m. — Cincinnati at Louisville, ESPN
8 p.m. — Baylor at Texas, ESPN
6:30 p.m. — Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, NBC Sports
1:55 p.m. — Premier League, Manchester City at
Aston Villa, ESPN2
8 p.m. — Exhibition, BNP Paribas Showdown, Rafael
Nadal vs. Juan Martin del Potro, at New York, ESPN2
6 p.m. — UConn at Notre Dame, ESPN2
7 p.m. — Kansas St. at Baylor, FSN
5:30 a.m. — World Baseball Classic, first round,
Taiwan vs. South Korea, at Taichung, Taiwan, MLB
3:30 p.m. — Paris-Nice, stage 2, Vimory to Cerilly,
France (same-day tape), NBC Sports Network
6 p.m. — Arkansas at Missouri, ESPN
6 p.m. — St. John’s at Notre Dame, ESPN2
8 p.m. — Ohio State at Indiana, ESPN
6 p.m. — Boston at Philadelphia, TNT
8:30 p.m. — L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TNT
6:30 p.m. — Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, NBC
Sports Network
1:30 p.m. — UEFA Champions League, Shakhtar
Donetsk at Dortmund, Fox Sports Net
7 p.m. — UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid at
Manchester United (same-day tape), Fox Sports Net
Softball team beats Syracuse
ORLANDO — Briana Bell broke a tie in the top of the seventh
inning with a two-run double, and Heidi Shape had a sacrifice fly in
the next at-bat to help the Mississippi State University softball team
outlast Syracuse 4-1 Sunday afternoon at the ESPN Wide World of
Sports Complex.
With a perfect 5-0 weekend at the 2013 D9 Citrus Classic, MSU
improved to 14-4 on the season, the best mark through 18 games
since the 2008 squad began 15-3 and recorded the second 40-win
season in school history.
“I am tremendously proud of the resiliency this team showed this
weekend and today,” Head Coach Vann Stuedeman said. “We refuse
to go away from the first pitch to the last pitch.”
Coming off the 14th no-hitter in school history Saturday, junior
Alison Owen had another stellar outing Sunday against the Orange.
The right-hander picked up her third complete-game victory, in as
many starts on the weekend, tallying 10 strikeouts and one walk for
her eighth triumph in the circle this year. On the weekend, the reign-
ing SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week went 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA, holding
opponents to a microscopic .097 batting average.
Picking up hits at the dish for State were Bell (1-for-4, 2 RBI),
Shape (1-for-3, RBI), junior Logan Foulks (1-for-4, RBI), senior Shel-
by Fisher (1-for-3, run) and freshman Loryn Nichols (1-for-3, run).
Underclassmen Kayla Winkfield and Ashley Phillips scored runs for
the Maroon and White as well. Foulks ended the five-win weekend
9-for-17 (.529) with six RBIs, four runs and three home runs.
After Syracuse jumped out to a 1-0 lead, the Bulldogs’ offense
started barking in the top half of the sixth inning. Shape went
shopping at the gap in left field with a one-out double, before being
pinch ran for by Winkfield. Winkfield, the speedster out of Texas,
scored on the next pitch as Foulks rifled an RBI single to center field,
tying the game.
Deadlocked in a one-all tie in the final frame, the Bully Bombers
went to work. Fisher slapped an infield chopper for a single with one
out and advanced to third when Nichols slapped an infield single of
her own and sprinted to second on a throwing error by the Orange
third baseman. Phillips pinch hit for junior Jessica Offutt and loaded
the bases with a walk on a 3-2 pitch.
With the bases juiced and one down, Bell slashed a two-RBI
double down the left-field line, giving MSU a lead it would never
relinquish. State tacked one more final run when Shape drove in
Phillips on a sacrifice fly.
MSU will play host to the University of Memphis at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. The homestand will continue this
weekend with a three-game series against nationally-ranked LSU.
The series starts Friday.
■ Cherry claims national title at USA Indoor Champion-
ships: At Albuquerque, N.M., In a field of the nation’s most elite
sprinters, senior D’Angelo Cherry turned in a personal-best time of
6.49 seconds Sunday to win the 60-meter dash at the USA Indoor
Track and Field Championships.
“There is no one more deserving of a performance like tonight
than Mr. Cherry,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “He has battled
through a lot to experience this moment. The entire Mississippi
State nation should be very proud that a person can truly persevere
through anything.”
Bouncing back from last season’s physical obstacles, Cherry
said he has refused to let past injuries affect his mission toward
the future. “I have trained very hard on the offseason,” Cherry
said. “I was hoping for a time of 6.55 seconds today, but 6.49 was
The performance earned Cherry a spot in the NCAA Indoor
National Championships on March 7-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.
“I’m all smiles,” Cherry said. “I couldn’t be happier.”
■ No. 10 men’s tennis team beats Alabama: At Tuscalo-
osa, Ala., the No. 10 men’s tennis squad (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern
Conference) defeated No. 31 Alabama (9-5, 0-2 SEC) 4-2 Sunday
afternoon to sweep its opening weekend of conference play.
Alabama took an early lead after clinching the doubles point
with wins on courts one and two. UA’s top duo of Jarryd Botha and
David Veiyra upset MSU’s No. 24 tandem of Jordan Angus and Malte
Stropp 8-5 to start doubles play. The Crimson Tide then clinched
the point with an 8-6 victory on court two from their duo of Becker
O’Shaughnessey and Daniil Proskura against State’s Zach White
and Ethan Wilkinson.
Play on court three was abandoned, with UA’s Philippe Tsan-
garides and Stuart Kenyon leading MSU’s Romain Bogaerts and
Pedro Dumont 8-7.
With play turning to singles, State would need four victories to
sweep their SEC-opening road trip. The Bulldogs came out firing,
taking the first set on all courts except for No. 2.
MSU freshman Stefan Vinti made quick work of his opponent,
UA’s Tsangarides, defeating him 6-3, 6-0 on court four to level
the team score at 1-1. MSU’s top singles player, No. 23 Bogaerts,
defeated the Crimson Tide’s Proskura 6-1, 6-4 to then give the
Bulldogs the lead.
Following soon after was a 6-1, 7-6(1) victory from Bulldog fresh-
man Dumont against UA’s Kenyon. The win put MSU up 3-1 with a
chance to clinch on either courts two, three or five, but the Crimson
Tide would not go down without a fight, as the final three contests of
the day all went to third sets.
On court two, State’s No. 93 James Chaudry battled back-and-
forth with No. 100 Botha. Botha took the first set 6-4, but the MSU
senior would answer back in a strong manner, taking the second
6-3. The two would fight to a 3-3 tie before Botha went on to take the
match 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to cut the MSU lead to 3-2.
On court five, MSU’s White battled Vieyra of Alabama. White
took the first easily and held a 5-3 lead in the second before Vieyra
came back to force a final set. The two traded games, eventually
ending up in a third-set tiebreake. As it was all match, the two
clashed for an exciting finish, with White finally taking the win 6-3,
5-7, 7-6(5), clinching the win for MSU.
Play on court three was suspended once the match was
clinched, with UA’s O’Shaughnessey leading MSU’s Angus 6-7(6),
7-5, 5-3.
— From Special Reports
MSU women
Continued from Page 1B
“I give Auburn a lot of credit,”
Schaefer said. “They really execut-
ed and forced us into 31 turnovers.”
MSU allowed 38 points in the
first half Sunday, falling behind 40-
24. Auburn shot 55.6 percent from
the field in the first half, and 48.1
percent (25 of 52) for the game.
MSU began the second half with
a 12-2 run. A 3-pointer by Jerica
James, followed by two free throws
by James, had the Bulldogs within
42-36 with 16 minutes, 20 seconds
left. A jumper in the lane by Martha
Alwal had MSU within 44-40 with
14:13 remaining.
An old-fashioned 3-point play
by James brought MSU within 48-
45. Auburn (16-13, 5-11) righted
the ship and scored the next eight
points. A 3-pointer by Blanche Al-
verson ran the Tigers’ advantage to
56-45 with 9:38 left.
MSU closed within six on two oc-
casions in the final 6:46, but couldn’t
overcome 31 turnovers. It was the
third time the Bulldogs have had
31 or more turnovers in a game this
“We struggled against their zone
press most of the day,” Schaefer
said. “I think that was the key, and
our inability guard Alverson on the
perimeter. Those were really the
biggest disappointments for me.
That’s my inability in preparing this
team, and we just have to find a way
to bounce back.”
MSU hit 25 of 48 shots from the
field (51.2 percent), 3 of 8 shots
from 3-point range (37.5), and 12
of 14 shots from the foul line (85.7).
The Tigers hit 25 of 52 shots from
the field (48.1), 6 of 13 shots from
3-point range (46.2), and 18 of 23
shots from the foul line (78.3 per-
MSU held a 30-26 rebounding ad-
vantage. MSU had 13 assists, while
Auburn had 22 assists and 23 turn-
Alverson paced Auburn with 32
points, including 5 of 9 from 3-point
range, while Tyrese Tanner added
19 points.
Alwal notched her 16th dou-
ble-double with 15 points and 10
rebounds for MSU. Kendra Grant
added 15 points, while James (six
assists, three steals) and Carnecia
Williams each added 12 points.
“We’re going to embrace that
opportunity and go do it,” Schaefer
said about the SEC tournament.
“We’re excited about it and look for-
ward to playing Wednesday, when
no one else is playing. I’m sure Al-
abama will be ready for us, and it
will be a great opportunity for both
MSU baseball
Continued from Page 1B
as one of the nation’s best college
pitching coaches. Thompson was
determined to help Gentry be-
come a factor in the bullpen from
the first day of fall camp. Step one
was the changing of Gentry’s arm
slot, where the ball comes out of
his hand, from completely over the
top, like at peak of a clock, to throw
a ¾-motion for the first time in his
career. Gentry now bends down and
delivers the ball from a 9 o’clock po-
sition. The change gives him a con-
sistent routine that helps limit the
wildness freshman typically face
against more experienced hitters.
“That’s is Butch Thompson at
his best because this is a guy with
a high arm slot when he gets here,”
Cohen said of Gentry’s motion.
“He’s a guy that made a lot of noise
as a ninth-and 10th-grader and re-
ally didn’t have as much output the
last two years. The minute he got
here and Butch got him to drop the
arm, he became a different guy.”
MSU continued to follow Gentry
after his first two seasons at Gulf-
port High, and maintained its schol-
arship offer to him. Gentry was 8-3
with a 1.50 ERA in 11 starts as a se-
nior in 2012. He threw six complete
games and had 79 strikeouts in 65
1/3 innings.
“I still had an idea I would get an
opportunity to play right away here
at Mississippi State even with all
this depth,” Gentry said. “The key
is understanding my role early on
and working as hard as I can to help-
ing this team in my spot get to the
College World Series in Omaha.”
Gentry has a team-high eight
appearances in MSU’s undefeat-
ed start. Cohen is convinced the
182-pound prospect likely will be
inserted in key situations in South-
eastern Conference action.
Gentry found a role in both
games of the sweep Sunday. He
didn’t allow a hit in 1 2/3 innings in
the opener. In the nightcap, he re-
corded a strikeout and retired soph-
omore catcher Brian O’Keefe on a
double play ball. He was the only
MSU pitcher to see action in both
games. The Bulldogs used seven
pitchers in the sweep.
“If I keep the ball down and
get ground balls, I could see my-
self working in the relief role all
season,” Gentry said. “I know the
minute that I didn’t hit my spots, it
would result in a hit.”
Despite his success in six in-
nings, Gentry’s 3.00 ERA is the
highest on the team, even though
opponents are hitting .118 against
him. He has allowed two hits and
two walks and has struck out four.
Saint Joseph’s had just 12 total
hits Sunday. MSU is second in the
country in runs allowed per game
(1.6) and has an ERA of 1.27. With
MSU starting pitchers averag-
ing only five innings, the bullpen
has played a key role, allowing six
earned runs.
“I feel like our starting pitchers
could get deeper in the ball game
but the reason we’re not letting
them is we don’t think we have to,”
Cohen said. “We have the luxury of
having a bullpen that has bought
into their roles and gosh, I don’t
know if there’s a school in the coun-
try that has as many little tiny piec-
es coming out the bullpen as we do.”
In the nightcap, MSU got all the
offense it needed in the third. A hit
batsman, two fielding errors, and a
passed ball led to the scores. A sin-
gle by Alex Detz was the lone hit.
MSU finished with five hits, in-
cluding the fifth multiple hit game
for Detz.
Cox (2-0) allowed four hits and
walked one in five-plus innings.
Brown relieved Cox and recorded
two critical outs with two runners on
base. Girodo and Gentry held things
before Holder struck out the side in
the ninth inning for his fifth save.
Graveman pitched into the
sixth in the opener. Pollorena (2-0)
earned the victory as the Bulldogs
rallied from a 2-1 deficit with two
runs in the sixth. A single by Detz
tied the game. A single by Hunter
Renfroe gave MSU the lead.
MSU had nine hits, including
three by Detz and two each by C.T.
Bradford and Renfroe.
MSU will play host to Mississippi
Valley State University at 6:30 p.m.
Continued from Page 1B
winless streak in 2010.
“I’m sure it’s a relief for someone
like Carl,” said Denny Hamlin, who
finished third and had a long win-
less streak end at Phoenix last year.
“He’s now relevant again, he really
is and it’s a good sign for their race
team for things to come.”
The big duel came behind Ed-
Despite struggling with his car
most of the day, Hamlin made a
bold move on the last lap with a pass
on the apron below the dogleg. He
popped up alongside Daytona 500
winner Jimmie Johnson and the
two drag-raced to the finish, where
Johnson edged him by a few inches.
Keselowski, who was outside
Johnson during Hamlin’s move, fin-
ished fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
ended up fifth.
“As far down as I was, I was com-
mitted, there was nothing that I was
going to do where I would back out,”
Hamlin said. “I just hoped I would
have just slid in front of the 48, then
you risk getting punted and spun,
and your whole day you’ve worked
everything for is taken away in a
corner. I held my line and thought
I really did the right thing and gave
those guys room to pass me back —
and one of them did.”
The last Phoenix race, in Novem-
ber, set up Keselowski for his first
Sprint Cup title after Johnson blew
a tire. It also featured quite a side-
A running feud between Clint
Bowyer and Jeff Gordon boiled over
late in the race, setting off a brawl
in the pits and Bowyer on a WWE-
style dash to Gordon’s hauler.
The drivers tried to downplay the
confrontation after arriving in the
desert this week, but it’s been hard
to avoid, with video of the scrap-
and-dash being shown all over in
promos for the race and replays.
Ryan Newman had the only dash
this time around, running across
the track and away from his car af-
ter it blew a right-front tire for the
second time in 140 laps.
Inside his car, Mark Martin
failed in his bid to become the old-
est Sprint Cup winner.
The 54-year-old became the sec-
ond-oldest driver to start on the pole
in a Sprint Cup car, a few months
short of Harry Gant’s mark. Martin
led the first 49 laps and 26 more lat-
er on, but couldn’t sustain it in his
bid to become the oldest Sprint Cup
winner, finishing 21st.
The DispaTch • Monday, March 4, 2013 3B
Auto Racing
Sprint Cup
Subway Fresh Fit 500
At Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, Ariz.
Lap length: 1 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (15) Carl Edwards, Ford, 316 laps, 136.5
rating, 48 points, $293,675.
2. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 316, 126.9,
43, $209,686.
3. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 316, 98.7, 41,
4. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 316, 115.8, 41,
5. (21) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 316,
107.9, 40, $130,750.
6. (13) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 316, 101, 38,
7. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 316, 111.1, 37,
8. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 316, 103.2, 36,
9. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 316, 98.2, 35,
10. (20) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 316, 87.5, 34,
11. (23) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 316, 71.7,
33, $111,808.
12. (29) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 316,
80.5, 33, $111,064.
13. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 316, 108.4,
31, $125,136.
14. (43) Casey Mears, Ford, 316, 64.1, 30,
15. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 316, 85.9, 29,
16. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 316, 72, 28,
17. (17) Greg Biffle, Ford, 316, 86, 28, $92,925.
18. (22) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 316, 67.4, 26,
19. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 316, 84.9, 25,
20. (16) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 316, 70.9, 24,
21. (1) Mark Martin, Toyota, 316, 91.9, 24,
22. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 316, 68.3,
22, $103,995.
23. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 316, 60.3, 21,
24. (33) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 315, 55, 20,
25. (34) David Reutimann, Toyota, 315, 49.4,
20, $89,233.
26. (32) Joey Logano, Ford, 315, 72.3, 18,
27. (25) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 315, 73.7, 17,
28. (27) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 315, 46.3, 16,
29. (30) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 313, 41.4, 15,
30. (37) David Stremme, Toyota, 313, 40.1, 14,
31. (41) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 311, 35.6, 0,
32. (38) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 309, 35.1,
12, $75,125.
33. (26) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 306, 38.2, 11,
34. (42) Ken Schrader, Ford, accident, 300,
29.8, 10, $72,375.
35. (36) Josh Wise, Ford, 295, 36, 0, $72,250.
36. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 284, 59, 8,
37. (31) David Gilliland, Ford, accident, 237,
53.7, 7, $71,970.
38. (24) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 186, 46.5,
7, $75,400.
39. (40) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident,
184, 44.2, 5, $63,400.
40. (10) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident,
137, 53.5, 4, $93,558.
41. (28) Scott Speed, Ford, brakes, 88, 31.5,
3, $55,400.
42. (35) Mike Bliss, Toyota, brakes, 34, 28.4,
0, $51,400.
43. (39) Scott Riggs, Ford, accident, 19, 30.5,
0, $47,900.
Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 105.187 mph.
Time of Race: 3 hours, 0 minutes, 15 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 1.024 seconds.
Caution Flags: 8 for 43 laps.
Lead Changes: 12 among 9 drivers.
Lap Leaders: M.Martin 1-49; J.Montoya 50-56;
G.Biffle 57-64; J.Montoya 65-69; G.Biffle 70-
100; M.Martin 101-126; B.Keselowski 127-142;
D.Ragan 143-145; C.Edwards 146-189; J.Johnson 190;
D.Reutimann 191; D.Earnhardt Jr. 192-238;
C.Edwards 239-316.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led):
C.Edwards, 2 times for 122 laps; M.Martin, 2 times for
75 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 47 laps; G.Biffle,
2 times for 39 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 16 laps;
J.Montoya, 2 times for 12 laps; D.Ragan, 1 time for
3 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Reutimann, 1
time for 1 lap.
Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 90; 2. D.Earnhardt
Jr., 82; 3. Bra.Keselowski, 82; 4. D.Hamlin, 72; 5.
C.Bowyer, 72; 6. G.Biffle, 66; 7. M.Martin, 65; 8.
J.Gordon, 60; 9. R.Stenhouse Jr., 60; 10. A.Almirola,
60; 11. C.Edwards, 59; 12. M.Ambrose, 52.
Dollar General 200
fueled by AmeriGas
At Phoenix International Raceway,
Avondale, Ariz.
Lap length: 1 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200 laps, 149.2 rating,
0 points, $70,700.
2. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 121.9, 0,
3. (5) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 115.5, 41,
4. (4) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 106.2, 40,
5. (15) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 200, 103.6, 39,
6. (6) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 94.3, 38,
7. (19) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 200, 86.1, 37,
8. (3) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 117.4, 0,
9. (8) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 86.8, 0, $16,325.
10. (21) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, 89.2, 34,
11. (13) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 95.7, 33,
12. (7) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200, 92.6,
0, $13,975.
13. (14) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200, 87.2, 31,
14. (22) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 200, 78.8, 30,
15. (23) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 76.1,
29, $20,016.
16. (30) Blake Koch, Toyota, 200, 68.4, 28,
17. (2) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 199, 98.2, 28,
18. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 198, 65.5,
26, $18,841.
19. (11) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 198, 73.2,
25, $19,066.
20. (27) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 198, 63.8, 24,
21. (35) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 198, 56.7, 0,
22. (32) Jason White, Toyota, 197, 54.6, 22,
23. (24) Hal Martin, Toyota, 197, 52.2, 21,
24. (28) Dexter Stacey, Ford, 195, 52.8, 20,
25. (33) Harrison Rhodes, Ford, 194, 45, 0,
26. (38) Juan Carlos Blum, Ford, 193, 41.9, 18,
27. (40) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 192, 42.2,
17, $17,941.
28. (12) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 189, 39.4, 16,
29. (20) Eric McClure, Toyota, engine, 187,
62.4, 15, $17,616.
30. (37) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, transmission,
150, 36.9, 14, $17,866.
31. (18) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 142, 30.6, 13,
32. (25) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 139, 60, 12,
33. (10) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, accident,
101, 82.3, 0, $10,745.
34. (39) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, engine, 95, 40.4,
10, $17,376.
35. (17) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 59,
30.4, 9, $10,681.
36. (29) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, accident, 50,
51.3, 8, $16,641.
37. (26) Jeff Green, Toyota, handling, 17, 36.6,
7, $9,940.
38. (31) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, brakes, 10, 36.1,
6, $9,886.
39. (34) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, vibration, 8,
33.4, 5, $9,770.
40. (16) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, accident, 2,
29.8, 4, $16,381.
Race Statistics
Average Speed of Race Winner: 96.192 mph.
Time of Race: 2 hours, 4 minutes, 45 seconds.
Margin of Victory: 1.943 seconds.
Caution Flags: 7 for 38 laps.
Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers.
Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-40; M.Kenseth 41-48;
B.Vickers 49-55; M.Kenseth 56-88; K.Busch 89-152;
B.Keselowski 153-162; K.Busch 163-200.
Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led):
K.Busch, 3 times for 142 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for
41 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 10 laps; B.Vickers,
1 time for 7 laps.
Top 10 in Points: 1. S.Hornish Jr., 79; 2. J.Allgaier,
79; 3. B.Scott, 73; 4. E.Sadler, 69; 5. P.Kligerman, 65;
6. R.Smith, 65; 7. K.Larson, 63; 8. N.Piquet Jr., 62; 9.
A.Dillon, 61; 10. A.Bowman, 54.
Spring Training
W L Pct
Kansas City 9 0 1.000
Seattle 9 1 .900
Baltimore 7 2 .778
Tampa Bay 7 3 .700
Houston 5 3 .625
Chicago 4 3 .571
Minnesota 5 4 .556
Cleveland 6 5 .545
Boston 5 5 .500
Toronto 5 5 .500
Oakland 4 5 .444
Detroit 4 6 .400
New York 3 7 .300
Texas 2 7 .222
Los Angeles 1 7 .125
W L Pct
Miami 4 3 .571
San Francisco 4 3 .571
Washington 4 3 .571
Colorado 5 4 .556
San Diego 6 5 .545
Chicago 5 5 .500
Los Angeles 4 4 .500
St. Louis 4 4 .500
Arizona 4 5 .444
Philadelphia 4 5 .444
Atlanta 4 6 .400
Milwaukee 4 6 .400
New York 2 4 .333
Pittsburgh 3 6 .333
Cincinnati 2 9 .182
NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings;
games against non-major league teams do not.
Sunday’s Games
Pittsburgh 8, Houston 6
Baltimore 12, Philadelphia (ss) 3
Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 2
Washington 7, St. Louis 6
Philadelphia (ss) 13, Toronto 5
Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 4
Atlanta 6, Detroit 1
N.Y. Yankees 5, Boston 2
Milwaukee 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 3
Kansas City 8, Cincinnati 1
Seattle 7, Texas 6
San Diego 4, Chicago White Sox 0
San Francisco 5, Arizona 3
Chicago Cubs (ss) 4, L.A. Angels 2
L.A. Dodgers 5, Cleveland 1
Oakland 7, Colorado 2
Today’s Games
Houston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Minnesota vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:35 p.m.
L.A. Angels vs. Oakland at Phoenix, 2:05 p.m.
Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
San Diego vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Colorado vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale,
Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Baltimore vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Houston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Cleveland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz.,
2:05 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Oakland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz.,
2:10 p.m.
Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 6:05 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Toronto vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m.
Washington vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla.,
12:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:35 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz.,
2:05 p.m.
Milwaukee vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.
World Baseball Classic
At Fukuoka, Japan
Saturday’s Game
Japan 5, Brazil 3
Cuba 5, Brazil 2
Sunday’s Game
Japan 5, China 2
Today’s Game
China vs. Cuba, 1:30 a.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Brazil vs. China, 2 a.m.
Wednesday’s Game
Japan vs. Cuba, 4 a.m.
At Taichung, Taiwan
Saturday’s Games
Taiwan 4, Australia 1
Netherlands 5, South Korea 0
Sunday’s Game
Taiwan 8, Netherlands 3
Today’s Game
South Korea vs. Australia, 4:30 a.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Australia vs. Netherlands, 10:30 p.m. Monday
Taiwan vs. South Korea, 5:30 a.m.
At San Juan, Puerto Rico
Thursday’s Game
Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic, 5:30 p.m.
Friday’s Game
Spain vs. Puerto Rico, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Dominican Republic vs. Spain, 10 a.m.
Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Spain vs. Venezuela, 11:30 a.m.
Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Game
At Scottsdale, Ariz.
Italy vs. Mexico, 2 p.m.
Friday’s Games
At Scottsdale, Ariz.
Canada vs. Italy, 1:30 p.m.
At Phoenix
Mexico vs. United States, 8 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
At Phoenix
Canada vs. Mexico, 1:30 p.m.
United States vs. Italy, 8 p.m.
Sunday’s Game
At Phoenix
United States vs. Canada, 3 p.m.
Sunday’s College Scores
Drew 24-21, NYU-Poly 1-1
S. Maine 6, Old Westbury 0
W. New England 7, St. Joseph’s (LI) 1
Austin Peay 7, Michigan St. 2
Bethune-Cookman 3, Florida A&M 2
Bowling Green at Tennessee Tech, cdd.
Canisius 6, Murray St. 5, 10 innings
Charlotte 10, Youngstown St. 4
Duke 8, Towson 6
Florida 6, Miami 3
Florida Gulf Coast 3, Manhattan 0
Florida State 2, Villanova 1
Frostburg St. 11, Hampden-Sydney 3
Furman 10, Elon 6
Georgia St. 7, Boston College 6
Georgia Southern 9, Xavier 3
Georgia Tech 12, Rutgers 0
Hillsdale at Kentucky Wesleyan, ccd.
Illinois St. 14, Belmont 3
Kent St. 3, Louisville 2
Kentucky 9, Akron 2
King (Tenn.) 6, Barton 5
Lincoln Memorial 10, Tusculum 7
Lindsey Wilson 5-3, Rio Grande 4-1
Lipscomb 9, Butler 8
Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Sacred Heart 3
Louisiana-Monroe 5, Memphis 3
Marist 13, ETSU 2
Maryland 9, Princeton 4
Massachusetts 7, Ohio 6
McNeese St. 6, Louisiana Tech 5
Middle Tennessee 5, Kennesaw St. 2
Mount Olive 7, 14, Belmont Abbey 4-4
New Mexico St. 4, Wake Forest 0
Presbyterian 4, High Point 1
Saint Augustine’s 18, Shaw 0
St. Xavier at Georgetown (Ky.), ppd.
Slippery Rock 5, Mansfield 3
Slippery Rock 3, Bloomsburg 2, comp, susp.
South Carolina 8, Clemson 0
SC-Upstate 6, Marshall 5
Tenn. Wesleyan 2, St. Andrews 0
Thiel 6, Finlandia 0
Vanderbilt 3, Ill.-Chicago 1, 10 innings
Virginia Tech 7, Tennessee 3
Graceland 3, Doane 1
Doane 5, Waldorf 1, 6 innings, darkness
Oklahoma City 17, Baker 3
Rhode Island 4, Notre Dame 3
St. Mary (Kan.) 14, Baker 13
Berry 9, Hendrix 7
Southeastern Conference
Eastern Division
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 12-1 .923
Kentucky 0-0 .000 10-1 .909
South Carolina 0-0 .000 8-2 .800
Georgia 0-0 .000 5-6 .455
Florida 0-0 .000 5-7 .417
Tennessee 0-0 .000 4-7 .364
Missouri 0-0 .000 0-6 .000
Western Division
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Mississippi State 0-0 .000 15-0 1.000
Mississippi 0-0 .000 11-1 .917
LSU 0-0 .000 10-1 .909
Alabama 0-0 .000 8-3 .727
Auburn 0-0 .000 8-3 .727
Texas A&M 0-0 .000 8-5 .615
Arkansas 0-0 .000 7-5 .583
Friday’s Games
Houston 7, Texas A&M 6
LSU 4, Brown 3
Mississippi State 10, Saint Joseph’s 0
Tulane 4, Alabama 0
Miami 3, Florida 2
South Carolina 6, Clemson 0
Notre Dame 3, Tennessee 2
Georgia 14, UAB 2
Gonzaga 3, Arkansas 0
Ole Miss 11, FIU 9
Vanderbilt 9, Illinois-Chicago 0
Kentucky 21, Akron 2
E. Illinois 11, Auburn 10
Saturday’s Games
Texas A&M 8, Rice 3
Florida 6, Miami 4
LSU 7, Brown 1
Arizona State 3, Arkansas 1
Georgia 6, UAB 2
Ole Miss 8, FIU 3
Auburn 14, E. Illinois 7
Tulane 6, Alabama 2
Vanderbilt 5, Illinois-Chicago 3
Tennessee 6, UMass 4
Clemson 6, South Carolina 3
Mississippi State 4, Saint Joseph’s 1
Kentucky 7, Akron 0
Sunday’s Games
LSU 2, Nicholls State 0
South Carolina 8, Clemson 0
North Carolina 14, Texas A&M 2
Mississippi State 3, Saint Joseph’s 2
Alabama 12, Tulane 6
Georgia 13, UAB 2
Auburn 8, E. Illinois 2
Vanderbilt 3, Illinois-Chicago 1
Florida 6, Miami 3
Kentucky 9, Akron 2
Virginia Tech 7, Tennessee 3
Pacific University 4, Arkansas 3
Ole Miss 8, FIU 1
Tuesday’s Games
Cincinnati at Kentucky, 3 p.m.
Eastern Illinois at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m.
Western Carolina at Georgia, 4 p.m.
Florida at Jacksonville, 5 p.m.
Belmont at Tennessee, 5 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Missouri, 5 p.m.
Southeastern La. at Mississippi, 5 p.m.
Ball State at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Mississippi State,
6:30 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin at LSU, 6:30 p.m.
Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M, 6:35 p.m.
Alabama at Auburn, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Eastern Michigan at Missouri, 3 p.m.
Xavier at Kentucky, 3 p.m.
Southeastern La. at Mississippi, 4 p.m.
Ball State at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
Jacksonville at Florida, 6 p.m.
Sacred Heart at LSU, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Game
San Diego State at Arkansas, 6:05 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Alabama at Louisville, 3 p.m.
Michigan State at Kentucky, 3 p.m.
San Diego State at Arkansas, 3:05 p.m.
Alcorn State at Tennessee, 5 p.m.
Indiana at Florida, 6 p.m.
Brown at Auburn, 6 p.m.
Liberty at Georgia, 6 p.m.
Rider at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
San Francisco at Missouri, 6 p.m.
Central Arkansas at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m.
Lipscomb at Mississippi, 6:30 p.m.
Washington at LSU, 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt at Oregon, 8 p.m.
Texas A&M at Cal St. Fullerton, 9 p.m.
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 35 21 .625 —
Brooklyn 34 26 .567 3
Boston 31 27 .534 5
Philadelphia 23 35 .397 13
Toronto 23 37 .383 14
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Miami 43 14 .754 —
Atlanta 33 25 .569 10½
Washington 19 39 .328 24½
Orlando 16 44 .267 28½
Charlotte 13 46 .220 31
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Indiana 38 22 .633 —
Chicago 34 26 .567 4
Milwaukee 29 28 .509 7½
Detroit 23 39 .371 16
Cleveland 20 39 .339 17½
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 47 14 .770 —
Memphis 39 19 .672 6½
Houston 33 28 .541 14
Dallas 26 33 .441 20
New Orleans 21 39 .350 25½
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 43 16 .729 —
Denver 38 22 .633 5½
Utah 32 27 .542 11
Portland 27 31 .466 15½
Minnesota 20 36 .357 21½
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
L.A. Clippers 43 19 .694 —
Golden State 33 27 .550 9
L.A. Lakers 30 30 .500 12
Phoenix 21 39 .350 21
Sacramento 21 40 .344 21½
Saturday’s Games
Philadelphia 104, Golden State 97
Chicago 96, Brooklyn 85
Milwaukee 122, Toronto 114, OT
Portland 109, Minnesota 94
Sunday’s Games
Miami 99, New York 93
Oklahoma City 108, L.A. Clippers 104
Sacramento 119, Charlotte 83
Memphis 108, Orlando 82
Washington 90, Philadelphia 87
Houston 136, Dallas 103
San Antonio 114, Detroit 75
Indiana 97, Chicago 92
L.A. Lakers 99, Atlanta 98
Today’s Games
New York at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Orlando at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Utah at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Denver, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Portland, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.
Denver at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Sunday’s Men’s
Major College Scores
Boston College 53, Virginia 52
Hartford 61, Vermont 58
Iona 80, Siena 61
Loyola (Md.) 63, Manhattan 61
Marist 73, Fairfield 60
New Hampshire 79, Maine 74
Pittsburgh 73, Villanova 64, OT
Stony Brook 75, Albany (NY) 70
UMBC 59, Binghamton 49
NC State 70, Georgia Tech 57
North Carolina 79, Florida St. 58
South Florida 83, DePaul 73
Michigan 58, Michigan St. 57
Purdue 69, Wisconsin 56
Texas-Pan American 71, New Orleans 57
Cal Poly 64, Hawaii 61
Stanford 84, Utah 66
Washington 72, Washington St. 68
The Associated Press
Men’s Top 25 Fared
1. Indiana (25-4) lost to Minnesota 77-73; beat
Iowa 73-60.
2. Gonzaga (29-2) beat BYU 70-65; beat
Portland 81-52.
3. Duke (25-4) lost to Virginia 73-68; beat No.
5 Miami 79-76.
4. Michigan (24-5) lost to Penn State 84-78;
beat No. 9 Michigan State 58-57.
5. Miami (23-5) beat Virginia Tech 76-58; lost to
No. 3 Duke 79-76.
6. Kansas (25-4) beat Iowa State 108-96, OT;
beat West Virginia 91-65.
7. Georgetown (23-4) beat UConn 79-78, 2OT;
beat Rutgers 64-51.
8. Florida (23-5) lost to Tennessee 64-58; beat
Alabama 64-52.
9. Michigan State (22-7) lost to No. 4 Michigan
10. Louisville (24-5) beat DePaul 79-58; beat
No. 12 Syracuse 58-53.
11. Arizona (23-6) lost to Southern Cal 89-78;
lost to UCLA 74-69.
12. Syracuse (22-7) lost to No. 22 Marquette
74-71; lost to No. 10 Louisville 58-53.
13. Kansas State (24-5) beat Texas Tech 75-55;
beat Baylor 64-61.
14. New Mexico (25-4) beat San Diego State
70-60; beat Wyoming 53-42.
15. Oklahoma State (22-6) beat TCU 64-47;
beat Texas 78-65.
16. Ohio State (21-7) beat Northwestern 63-53.
17. Wisconsin (20-9) beat Nebraska 77-46; lost
to Purdue 69-56.
18. Saint Louis (23-5) beat Saint Joseph’s
70-53; beat George Washington 66-58.
19. Memphis (25-4) lost to Xavier 64-62; beat
UCF 76-67.
20. Butler (22-7) lost to VCU 84-52.
21. Notre Dame (22-7) lost to No. 22 Marquette
22. Marquette (21-7) beat No. 12 Syracuse
74-71; beat No. 21 Notre Dame 72-64.
23. Pittsburgh (23-7) beat South Florida 64-44;
beat Villanova 73-64, OT.
24. Oregon (23-6) beat Oregon State 85-75.
25. Louisiana Tech (26-3) beat Utah State
84-61; beat San Jose State 88-61.
Saturday’s Late Men’s Major
College Scores
Georgetown 64, Rutgers 51
Holy Cross 74, Colgate 59
Tennessee St. 85, E. Kentucky 81, OT
Tennessee Tech 72, Morehead St. 66
Vanderbilt 62, Auburn 55
BYU 73, Loyola Marymount 70
California 62, Colorado 46
Fresno St. 56, Air Force 41
Montana 71, Montana St. 68
N. Colorado 85, Portland St. 75
Sacramento St. 53, Idaho St. 52
Saint Mary’s (Cal) 80, Santa Clara 67
UC Santa Barbara 83, CS Northridge 74
UCLA 74, Arizona 69
Utah Valley 76, Chicago St. 69
Weber St. 80, N. Arizona 78, OT
Southeastern Conference
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Florida 13-3 .813 23-5 .821
Kentucky 11-5 .688 20-9 .690
Alabama 11-5 .688 19-10 .655
Mississippi 10-6 .625 21-8 .724
Missouri 10-6 .625 21-8 .724
Arkansas 9-7 .563 18-11 .621
Tennessee 9-7 .563 17-11 .607
LSU 8-8 .500 17-10 .630
Georgia 8-8 .500 14-15 .483
Texas A&M 7-9 .438 17-12 .586
Vanderbilt 6-9 .400 13-15 .464
Auburn 3-12 .200 9-20 .310
South Carolina 3-13 .188 13-16 .448
Mississippi St. 3-13 .188 8-20 .286
Saturday’s Games
Florida 64, Alabama 52
Georgia 78, Tennessee 68
Missouri 89, LSU 76
Arkansas 73, Kentucky 60
Mississippi St. 73, Mississippi 67
Texas A&M 74, South Carolina 56
Vanderbilt 62, Auburn 55
Tuesday’s Games
Arkansas at Missouri, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Alabama at Mississippi, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Wednesday’s Games
Mississippi State at South Carolina, 6 p.m.
LSU at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
Vanderbilt at Florida, 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
Tennessee at Auburn, 8 p.m. (CSS)
Thursday’s Game
Kentucky at Georgia, 6 p.m. (ESPN/2)
Saturday’s Games
Florida at Kentucky, 11 a.m. (WCBI) Ole Miss at
LSU, 12:30 p.m. (SEC Network)
South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m.
(SEC Network)
Texas A&M at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Georgia at Alabama, 3 p.m. (SEC Network)
Missouri at Tennessee, 3 p.m. (ESPN/2)
Auburn at Mississippi State, 4:30 p.m.
(Fox Sports South)
Conference USA
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Memphis 14-0 1.000 25-4 .862
Southern Miss. 11-3 .786 22-7 .759
UTEP 9-5 .643 16-12 .571
UCF 8-6 .571 19-10 .655
East Carolina 7-7 .500 16-11 .593
Tulsa 7-7 .500 15-13 .536
UAB 7-7 .500 15-14 .517
Tulane 6-8 .429 18-11 .621
Houston 5-9 .357 16-11 .593
Marshall 5-9 .357 12-17 .414
SMU 4-10 .286 14-15 .483
Rice 1-13 .071 5-23 .179
Saturday’s Games
Memphis 76, UCF 67
UTEP 67, Rice 56
Houston 103, Marshall 76
UAB 74, SMU 69
Tulsa 78, Tulane 66
Southern Miss. 88, East Carolina 69
Tuesday’s Games
Southern Miss. at Marshall, 6 p.m.
(CBS Sports Network)
Memphis at UTEP, 8:15 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)
Wednesday’s Games
Tulane at East Carolina, 6 p.m.
UCF at UAB, 6 p.m. (CSS)
Rice at Houston, 7 p.m.
SMU at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
UAB at Memphis, 11 a.m. (CBS Sports Network)
UTEP at SMU, 2 p.m.
Marshall at East Carolina, 4 p.m.
Houston at Tulane, 7 p.m.
Tulsa at Rice, 7 p.m.
UCF at Southern Miss., 7 p.m.
Southwestern Athletic
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Texas Southern 16-2 .889 17-14 .548
Southern U. 15-3 .833 21-9 .700
Ark.-Pine Bluff 15-3 .833 16-14 .533
Jackson St 9-9 .500 10-17 .370
Alcorn St. 8-10 .444 10-23 .303
Prairie View 8-10 .444 13-18 .419
Alabama St. 8-10 .444 10-21 . 323
Alabama A&M 6-12 .333 10-19 .345
MVSU 5-13 .278 5-23 .179
Grambling St. 0-18 .000 0-27 .000
Saturday’s Games
Alabama St. 74, Grambling St. 62
Southern U. 61, Prairie View 39
Jackson St. 60, Alabama A&M 57
Texas Southern 78, Alcorn St. 59
SWAC tournament
At Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas
First Round
Wednesday, March 13
Alabama A&M vs. Grambling State, 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 14
Jackson State vs. Alabama State, 12:30 p.m.
Alcorn State vs. Prairie View, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 15
Jackson State-Alabama State winner vs. Alcorn
State-Prairie View winner, 2:30 p.m.
Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M-Grambling State
winner, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16
Semifinal winners, 3:30 p.m.
Division III Men’s tournament
First Round
Saturday’s Games
Whitworth 75, Redlands 69
Second Round
Saturday, March 9
Christopher Newport at Virginia Wesleyan, TBA
Catholic at Williams, TBA
Plattsburgh State at Amherst, TBA
Randolph-Macon at WPI, TBA
Cabrini at Ohio Wesleyan, TBA
Middlebury at Cortland State, TBA
Dickinson at Wooster, 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Md.) at Alvernia, 7 p.m.
Ithaca at Rochester (N.Y.), 7 p.m.
Morrisville State at Rhode Island College, 7 p.m.
Wisconsin-Whitewater at North Central (Ill.), 8 p.m.
Calvin at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 8 p.m.
Wheaton (Ill.) at St. Thomas (Minn.), 8 p.m.
Concordia (Texas) at Mary Hardin-Baylor, 8 p.m.
Illinois Wesleyan at Washington (Mo.), 8 p.m.
Emory at Whitworth, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Women’s
Major College Scores
Boston College 74, Georgia Tech 68
Buffalo 81, Kent St. 45
Delaware 62, Drexel 57
Duquesne 59, Butler 43
Fordham 58, Temple 44
George Washington 68, Saint Louis 55
Hofstra 70, UNC Wilmington 50
Iona 76, Rider 63
Loyola (Md.) 57, St. Peter’s 45
Manhattan 61, Niagara 52
Marist 70, Fairfield 33
Northeastern 79, Old Dominion 60
Siena 64, Canisius 53
St. Bonaventure 71, La Salle 58
Auburn 74, Mississippi St. 65
Charlotte 64, Richmond 55
Duke 65, North Carolina 58
East Carolina 69, Memphis 52
Georgia 55, Vanderbilt 50
James Madison 67, George Mason 56
Kentucky 78, Tennessee 65
Maryland 88, Wake Forest 61
Miami 64, Virginia Tech 46
Missouri 88, Alabama 64
NC State 63, Clemson 47
South Carolina 67, Florida 56
Tulane 80, Southern Miss. 69
UAB 59, Tulsa 45
UCF 75, Marshall 51
VCU 55, Rhode Island 46
Virginia 72, Florida St. 60
Akron 71, Miami (Ohio) 65
Ball St. 60, W. Michigan 46
Bowling Green 73, Ohio 52
Bradley 73, Evansville 57
Cent. Michigan 82, N. Illinois 61
Creighton 67, Drake 66
Dayton 73, Saint Joseph’s 66
Illinois St. 81, Missouri St. 60
Iowa 62, Northwestern 45
Michigan St. 54, Wisconsin 48
Minnesota 59, Indiana 53
N. Iowa 74, S. Illinois 60
Ohio St. 66, Michigan 55
Penn St. 82, Nebraska 67
Purdue 76, Illinois 65
Toledo 48, E. Michigan 38
Wichita St. 63, Indiana St. 53
Arkansas 93, Mississippi 52
Houston 69, Rice 59
LSU 67, Texas A&M 52
SMU 73, UTEP 71
Colorado 66, Oregon St. 63, OT
Southern Cal 67, Arizona St. 60
UCLA 68, Arizona 57
Utah 70, Oregon 52
The AP Women’s Top 25 Fared
1. Baylor (28-1) beat Oklahoma 86-64; beat
West Virginia 80-49.
2. Notre Dame (27-1) beat No. 22 Syracuse
79-68; beat Providence 92-57.
3. UConn (27-2) beat Pittsburgh 76-36; beat
South Florida 85-51.
4. Stanford (28-2) beat Washington 71-36; beat
Washington State 72-50.
5. Duke (27-2) lost to Miami 69-65; beat No. 15
North Carolina 65-58.
6. California (27-2) beat Washington State
73-60; beat Washington 78-50.
7. Penn State (24-4) lost to Minnesota 89-81;
beat No. 20 Nebraska 82-67.
8. Tennessee (23-6) beat No. 13 Texas A&M 82-
72; lost to No. 10 Kentucky 78-65.
9. Maryland (23-6) lost to No. 24 Florida State
72-71; beat Wake Forest 88-61.
10. Kentucky (25-4) beat Mississippi 90-65;
beat No. 8 Tennessee 78-65.
11. Georgia (24-5) lost to Mississippi State
50-38; beat Vanderbilt 55-50.
12. Dayton (26-1) beat Saint Louis 71-61; beat
Saint Joseph’s 73-66.
13. Texas A&M (21-9) lost to No. 8 Tennessee
82-72; lost to LSU 67-52.
14. South Carolina (23-6) lost to Missouri
65-58; beat Florida 67-56.
15. North Carolina (26-5) beat Boston College
85-57; lost to No. 5 Duke 65-58.
16. Louisville (23-6) beat Seton Hall 72-62.
17. UCLA (23-6) beat Arizona State 58-50; beat
Arizona 68-57.
18. Delaware (26-3) beat Hofstra 79-50; beat
Drexel 62-57.
19. Colorado (24-5) beat Oregon 60-49; beat
Oregon State 66-63, OT.
20. Nebraska (22-7) beat Wisconsin 55-53; lost
to No. 7 Penn State 82-67.
21. Green Bay (24-2) beat Detroit 71-63; beat
Illinois-Chicago 67-36.
22. Syracuse (22-6) lost to No. 2 Notre Dame
79-68; lost to Villanova 77-75, 3OT.
23. Iowa State (20-7) beat Kansas 83-68; lost
to TCU 61-58.
24. Florida State (21-8) beat No. 9 Maryland
72-71; lost to Virginia 72-60.
25. Purdue (21-8) lost to Michigan State 68-61;
beat Illinois 76-65.
Southeastern Conference
Conference All Games
W-L Pct. W-L Pct.
Tennessee 14-2 .875 23-6 .793
Kentucky 13-3 .813 25-4 .862
Georgia 12-4 .750 24-5 .828
Texas A&M 11-5 .688 21-9 .700
South Carolina 11-5 .688 23-6 .793
LSU 10-6 .625 19-10 .655
Vanderbilt 9-7 .563 19-10 .655
Arkansas 6-10 .375 18-11 .621
Florida 6-10 .375 17-13 .567
Missouri 6-10 .375 17-13 .567
Auburn 5-11 .313 16-13 .552
Mississippi St. 5-11 .313 13-16 .448
Alabama 2-14 .125 12-17 .414
^ Mississippi 2-14 .125 9-20 .310
^—Ole Miss self-imposed postseason ban
Sunday’s Games
South Carolina 67, Florida 56
Georgia 55, Vanderbilt 50
LSU 67, Texas A&M 52
Missouri 88, Alabama 64
Arkansas 93, Mississippi 52
Auburn 74, Mississippi State 65
Kentucky 78, Tennessee 65
SEC tournament
At The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Ga.
First Round
Wednesday’s Game
Mississippi State vs. Alabama, 5 p.m.
Second Round
Thursday’s Game
Arkansas vs. Florida, 11 a.m.
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State-Alabama
winner, 1:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri, 5 p.m.
LSU vs. Auburn, 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Tennessee vs. Arkansas-Florida winner, 11 a.m.
Texas A&M vs. South Carolina—Mississippi State-
Alabama winner, 1:30 p.m.
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt-Missouri winner, 5 p.m.
Georgia vs. LSU-Auburn winner, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Tennessee—Arkansas-Florida winner vs. Texas
A&M—South Carolina—Mississippi State-Alabama
winner, 3 p.m.
Kentucky—Vanderbilt-Missouri winner vs. Georgia—
LSU-Auburn winner, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10
Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.
Auburn 74,
Mississippi State 65
MISSISSIPPI STATE (13-16): C. Williams 6-10
0-0 12, Alwal 7-15 1-1 15, Gaynor 1-4 1-2 4, Grant 5-8
4-4 15, James 4-7 3-3 12, S. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, May
2-4 2-2 6, Foster 0-0 1-2 1, Ward 0-0 0-0 0. Totals:
25-48 12-14 65.
AUBURN (16-13): Alverson 12-16 3-3 32, Tyr.
Tanner 6-15 7-8 19, Davis 1-4 0-2 2, Ouardad 1-4 6-8
9, Muhammad 2-4 2-2 6, West 0-0 0-0 0, Clay 0-2 0-0
0, King 1-2 0-0 2, Capers 0-0 0-0 0, Tra. Tanner 2-5
0-0 4. Totals: 25-52 18-23 74
Halftime—Auburn 40-24. 3-Point Goals—
Mississippi State 3-8 (Grant 1-2, James 1-2, Gaynor
1-4), Auburn 6-13 (Alverson 5-9, Ouardad 1-3, Clay
0-1). Rebounds—Mississippi State 30 (Alwal 10),
Auburn 26 (Tra. Tanner 6). Assists—Mississippi State
13 (James 6), Auburn 22 (Ouardad 8). Total Fouls—
Mississippi State 20, Auburn 15. A—2,783.
Arkansas 93, Mississippi 52
MISSISSIPPI (9-20): McCray 2-9 3-6 7, Marbra
1-10 1-2 4, McFarland 6-13 2-4 16, Moore 2-6 0-0 5,
Frizzell 3-4 0-0 8, Jenkins 0-2 0-0 0, McFerrin 1-3 0-0
3, Singletary 0-0 0-0 0, Faleru 1-8 0-0 2, Jackson 3-7
0-0 7. Totals: 19-62 6-12 52.
ARKANSAS (18-11): Peak 2-6 1-1 5, Watkins
7-8 7-8 22, Williams 7-12 0-0 16, Berna 3-5 0-0 8,
Gatling 5-8 0-0 13, Wilson 5-10 0-0 13, Melton 0-0
0-0 0, Bailey 3-4 0-0 7, Wolff 1-1 1-2 3, Bowen 3-6
0-0 6. Totals: 36-60 9-11 93.
Halftime—Arkansas 46-30. 3-Point Goals—
Mississippi 8-21 (Frizzell 2-3, McFarland 2-4,
Jackson 1-1, Marbra 1-2, McFerrin 1-3, Moore 1-4,
McCray 0-1, Faleru 0-3), Arkansas 12-23 (Gatling
3-6, Wilson 3-6, Berna 2-3, Williams 2-4, Bailey 1-1,
Watkins 1-2, Peak 0-1). Rebounds—Mississippi 26
(McFarland 6), Arkansas 42 (Wilson 7). Assists—
Mississippi 9 (McFarland 5), Arkansas 29 (Berna 9).
Total Fouls—Mississippi 13, Arkansas 11. A—2,008.
Missouri 88, Alabama 64
MISSOURI (17-13): Kulas 9-14 1-2 23, Smith
3-6 5-6 11, Simmons 2-5 0-0 5, Crafton 2-5 1-2 5,
Eye 3-7 0-0 9, Saunders 1-3 0-0 2, Doty 0-3 0-0 0,
Mo. Stock 3-4 0-0 7, Fowler 2-6 0-0 6, Ma. Stock 1-4
2-2 5, Hudyn 2-6 0-0 4, Priede 4-6 2-2 11. Totals:
32-69 11-14 88.
ALABAMA (12-17): Hegstetter 3-10 0-0 6, Horn
0-4 0-0 0, Simmons 7-14 0-0 17, Robinson 3-12 4-4
11, Perkins 1-4 4-4 6, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Merritt 2-3 3-5
8, Myers 3-12 0-0 8, Hutchen 1-3 0-0 2, Jack 2-5 0-0
6. Totals: 22-67 11-13 64
Halftime—Missouri 41-23. 3-Point Goals—
Missouri 13-28 (Kulas 4-5, Eye 3-7, Fowler 2-3,
Priede 1-2, Mo. Stock 1-2, Ma. Stock 1-3, Simmons
1-3, Doty 0-1, Crafton 0-2), Alabama 9-28 (Simmons
3-6, Jack 2-4, Myers 2-10, Merritt 1-1, Robinson 1-5,
Perkins 0-1, Horn 0-1). Rebounds—Missouri 53
(Kulas 14), Alabama 32 (Hegstetter 6). Assists—
Missouri 23 (Doty 8), Alabama 14 (Simmons, Myers,
Hutchen 3). Total Fouls—Missouri 14, Alabama 10.
No. 10 Kentucky 78,
No. 8 Tennessee 65
TENNESSEE (23-6): Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Williams
4-6 0-0 9, Massengale 2-4 0-0 5, Simmons 4-15 9-10
17, Burdick 3-8 4-5 11, Graves 4-5 4-5 12, Spani 3-8
5-6 11. Totals 20-49 22-26 65.
KENTUCKY (25-4): O’Neill 5-12 2-2 16,
Mathies 6-17 1-3 16, Thompson 0-4 0-0 0, Pinkett
0-1 0-0 0, Stallworth 4-13 4-4 12, Goss 5-9 0-0 12,
Walker 5-9 0-1 10, Drake 1-4 0-2 2, Evans 1-8 0-0
2, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Bishop 4-5 0-0 8. Totals
31-82 7-12 78.
Halftime—Kentucky 36-32. 3-Point Goals—
Tennessee 3-10 (Williams 1-1, Massengale 1-1,
Burdick 1-1, Spani 0-3, Simmons 0-4), Kentucky
9-26 (O’Neill 4-8, Mathies 3-6, Goss 2-3, Pinkett 0-1,
Bishop 0-1, Thompson 0-2, Stallworth 0-2, Evans
0-3). Fouled Out—Burdick, Thompson. Rebounds—
Tennessee 43 (Burdick 11), Kentucky 37 (Stallworth
8). Assists—Tennessee 6 (Massengale, Simmons 2),
Kentucky 20 (Evans 5). Total Fouls—Tennessee 17,
Kentucky 20. A—7,965.
No. 11 Georgia 55, Vanderbilt 50
VANDERBILT (19-10): Bowe 3-5 0-0 6, Lister
6-14 4-4 17, Brown 1-4 0-0 2, Smith 1-1 0-0 2, Clarke
5-14 3-4 13, Foggie 0-2 0-1 0, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0,
Batey 4-7 1-2 9, Shaw 0-3 1-2 1, Long 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 20-50 9-13 50.
GEORGIA (24-5): Armstrong 1-6 0-1 2, James
3-9 4-6 10, Griffin 3-8 0-0 8, Hassell 6-13 4-6 16,
Barbee 2-6 5-7 9, Miller 1-4 0-0 2, Hempe 1-3 0-0
2, Donald 0-1 0-0 0, Ford 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 19-53
15-22 55.
Halftime—Georgia 27-18. 3-Point Goals—
Vanderbilt 1-9 (Lister 1-5, Brown 0-2,
Foggie 0-2), Georgia 2-11 (Griffin 2-5, Miller
0-1, Armstrong 0-2, Barbee 0-3). Rebounds—
Vanderbilt 39 (Batey, Clarke 9), Georgia 33 (Donald,
Hassell 6). Assists—Vanderbilt 12 (Lister 3), Georgia
13 (James 5). Total Fouls—Vanderbilt 16, Georgia 17.
LSU 67, No. 13 Texas A&M 52
LSU (19-10): Lutley 5-8 3-3 14, Webb 3-7 5-6
11, McKinney 2-2 1-1 5, Ballard 5-11 4-4 15, Plaisance
7-17 0-0 16, Youngblood 0-0 0-0 0, Kenney 3-4 0-0 6.
Totals 25-49 13-14 67.
TEXAS A&M (21-9): Williams 5-12 1-1 11, Bone
6-19 1-2 13, Bellock 4-11 0-0 8, Pratcher 4-9 1-2 9,
Walker 1-8 4-4 6, Windham 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 0-0 1-2
1, Little 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 2-2 4, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 21-64 10-13 52.
Halftime—Texas A&M 24-20. 3-Point Goals—
LSU 4-11 (Plaisance 2-5, Ballard 1-1, Lutley 1-3,
Webb 0-1, Kenney 0-1), Texas A&M 0-8 (Williams 0-1,
Jones 0-1, Little 0-2, Pratcher 0-4). Rebounds—LSU
33 (Ballard 11), Texas A&M 36 (Walker 9). Assists—
LSU 15 (Lutley 5), Texas A&M 17 (Walker 7). Total
Fouls—LSU 16, Texas A&M 13. A—7,678.
No. 14 South Carolina 67,
Florida 56
FLORIDA (17-13): Mercer 1-3 1-2 3, Svete 0-1
0-0 0, George 3-9 4-4 10, Bonds 5-8 1-1 12, Moss
6-15 4-6 16, Miller 2-7 0-0 5, Needles 1-2 0-0 3, Lewis
3-4 1-2 7. Totals 21-49 11-15 56.
SOUTH CAROLINA (23-6): Bruner 6-15 4-8
16, Welch 4-5 6-9 14, Walker 6-13 2-6 14, White 1-6
1-2 3, Mitchell 2-6 2-2 7, Sessions 1-4 6-8 9, Montout
0-0 0-0 0, Dozier 0-2 0-0 0, Ibiam 2-2 0-0 4. Totals
22-53 21-35 67.
Halftime—Tied 25-25. 3-Point Goals—
Florida 3-10 (Needles 1-2, Bonds 1-2, Miller 1-4, Moss
0-1, Svete 0-1), South Carolina 2-9 (Sessions 1-2,
Mitchell 1-2, White 0-1, Dozier 0-2, Walker
0-2). Fouled Out—Bonds, Lewis. Rebounds—
Florida 33 (Moss 10), South Carolina 38 (Welch 10).
Assists—Florida 12 (Bonds, Moss 3), South Car-
olina 13 (Walker 8). Total Fouls—Florida 26, South
Carolina 14. A—3,343.
Women’s Division III
First Round
Saturday’s Games
At Washington
Widener 57, Catholic 56
At Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Messiah 78, William Paterson 70
At Amherst, Mass.
Amherst 71, New England 34
At Medford, Mass.
Tufts 53, Babson 33
At Mount Vernon, Iowa
St. Thomas (Minn.) 53, Cornell (Iowa) 52
At Holland, Mich.
Simpson 88, Wisconsin-Stevens Point 84
At Whitewater, Wis.
Wisconsin-Whitewater 71, Carthage 51
At Greencastle, Ind.
DePauw 78, Maryville (Tenn.) 51
At Memphis, Tenn.
Washington (Mo.) 78, Rhodes 75
At Newport News, Va.
Christopher Newport 56, Marymount 50
At Annville, Pa.
Montclair St. 71, Lebanon Valley 51
At Rochester, N.Y.
Williams 68, Rochester (NY) 60
At Gorham, Maine
Ithaca 73, Smith 50
At Portland, Ore.
Whitman 66, Lewis & Clark 57
At Atlanta
Emory 88, Huntingdon 62
Third Round
Friday’s Games
At Williamstown, Mass.
Whitman vs. Emory, TBA
Ithaca at Williams, TBA
At Whitewater, Wis.
St. Thomas (Minn.) vs. Hope, TBA
Simpson at Wisconsin-Whitewater, TBA
At Greencastle, Ind.
Christopher Newport vs. Montclair St., TBA
Washington (Mo.) at DePauw, TBA
At Amherst, Mass.
Widener vs. Messiah, TBA
Tufts at Amherst, TBA
Honda Classic
At PGA National (Champion Course)
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Purse: $6 million
Yardage: 7,110; Par: 70
Michael Thompson (500), $1,080,00067-65-70-69—271
Geoff Ogilvy (300), $648,000 68-66-70-69—273
Luke Guthrie (190), $408,000 68-63-71-73—275
Keegan Bradley (104), $226,200 68-68-70-71—277
Erik Compton (104), $226,200 69-68-70-70—277
Lucas Glover (104), $226,200 69-66-72-70—277
David Lynn (104), $226,200 72-68-68-69—277
Justin Rose (104), $226,200 68-66-72-71—277
GrahamDeLaet (73), $156,000 65-68-73-72—278
Graeme McDowell (73), $156,000 67-68-73-70—278
Charl Schwartzel (73), $156,000 70-68-71-69—278
Lee Westwood (73), $156,000 66-68-70-74—278
Rickie Fowler (56), $109,200 65-71-69-74—279
Peter Hanson (56), $109,200 71-67-68-73—279
Russell Henley (56), $109,200 68-71-70-70—279
Darron Stiles (56), $109,200 71-68-68-72—279
Chris Stroud (56), $109,200 67-70-72-70—279
Matt Jones (51), $78,240 67-73-72-68—280
Sean O’Hair (51), $78,240 66-68-74-72—280
Kyle Stanley (51), $78,240 70-69-69-72—280
Robert Streb (51), $78,240 65-70-74-71—280
Y.E. Yang (51), $78,240 67-72-67-74—280
Bob Estes (48), $60,000 69-69-70-73—281
Nicholas Thompson (48), $60,000 69-66-72-74—281
TomGillis (45), $47,850 67-68-72-75—282
Freddie Jacobson (45), $47,850 70-69-72-71—282
Vaughn Taylor (45), $47,850 71-68-73-70—282
Boo Weekley (45), $47,850 66-67-74-75—282
Steven Bowditch (39), $36,525 70-69-72-72—283
Brendon de Jonge (39), $36,525 70-68-73-72—283
James Driscoll (39), $36,525 69-68-70-76—283
Charles Howell III (39), $36,525 67-67-71-78—283
Jeff Klauk (39), $36,525 67-69-73-74—283
Matteo Manassero, $36,525 73-67-71-72—283
Scott Stallings (39), $36,525 74-66-72-71—283
Brian Stuard (39), $36,525 66-69-75-73—283
HSBC Women’s Champions
At Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course)
Purse: $1.4 million
Yardage: 6,606; Par: 72
Stacy Lewis, $210,000 67-66-69-71—273
Na Yeon Choi, $134,116 69-66-67-72—274
Paula Creamer, $97,292 68-67-69-71—275
Ariya Jutanugarn, $75,263 69-66-72-71—278
Candie Kung, $50,543 69-71-69-70—279
Jessica Korda, $50,543 72-68-68-71—279
Danielle Kang, $50,543 68-69-70-72—279
Lexi Thompson, $34,511 73-68-69-70—280
Chella Choi, $34,511 68-67-74-71—280
Catriona Matthew, $27,657 70-69-72-70—281
Pornanong Phatlum, $27,657 67-71-72-71—281
Morgan Pressel, $27,657 70-71-69-71—281
Lizette Salas, $24,084 67-74-70-71—282
Jenny Shin, $20,780 71-72-70-70—283
Moriya Jutanugarn, $20,780 73-68-71-71—283
Nicole Castrale, $20,780 69-71-69-74—283
Sun Young Yoo, $20,780 67-68-72-76—283
Karrie Webb, $16,619 71-71-73-69—284
Jodi Ewart Shadoff, $16,619 69-71-74-70—284
Hee-Won Han, $16,619 72-71-71-70—284
Brittany Lincicome, $16,619 69-73-72-70—284
Jiyai Shin, $16,619 71-69-70-74—284
Azahara Munoz, $16,619 65-70-72-77—284
Ilhee Lee, $13,768 70-74-72-69—285
Hee Kyung Seo, $13,768 71-69-74-71—285
Anna Nordqvist, $13,768 72-71-70-72—285
Beatriz Recari, $13,768 71-72-69-73—285
Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh 22 14 8 0 28 77 64
New Jersey 21 10 6 5 25 52 56
Philadelphia 23 11 11 1 23 66 68
N.Y. Rangers 20 10 8 2 22 51 51
N.Y. Islanders 22 9 11 2 20 64 75
Northeast Division
Montreal 22 14 4 4 32 68 53
Boston 19 14 3 2 30 57 42
Ottawa 23 12 7 4 28 52 44
Toronto 22 13 9 0 26 64 55
Buffalo 23 9 12 2 20 60 73
Southeast Division
Carolina 21 12 8 1 25 63 59
Winnipeg 21 10 10 1 21 55 64
Tampa Bay 21 9 11 1 19 73 67
Florida 22 6 11 5 17 55 82
Washington 20 8 11 1 17 55 59
Central Division
Chicago 22 19 0 3 41 70 41
Detroit 22 10 8 4 24 61 59
St. Louis 21 11 8 2 24 60 61
Nashville 22 9 8 5 23 46 54
Columbus 22 6 12 4 16 49 66
Northwest Division
Vancouver 21 11 6 4 26 61 58
Minnesota 21 11 8 2 24 49 51
Calgary 20 8 8 4 20 57 68
Colorado 20 8 8 4 20 50 60
Edmonton 21 8 9 4 20 51 58
Pacific Division
Anaheim 20 15 3 2 32 71 55
Dallas 22 11 9 2 24 61 63
San Jose 20 10 6 4 24 47 44
Phoenix 21 10 8 3 23 62 59
Los Angeles 19 10 7 2 22 49 47
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Saturday’s Games
Buffalo 4, New Jersey 3, SO
Phoenix 5, Anaheim 4, SO
Philadelphia 2, Ottawa 1
Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2
Washington 3, Winnipeg 0
Pittsburgh 7, Montreal 6, OT
Carolina 6, Florida 2
Vancouver 5, Los Angeles 2
San Jose 2, Nashville 1
Sunday’s Games
Chicago 2, Detroit 1, SO
N.Y. Islanders 3, Ottawa 2, SO
N.Y. Rangers 3, Buffalo 2, SO
Columbus 2, Colorado 1, OT
Dallas 4, St. Louis 1
Carolina 3, Florida 2
Montreal 4, Boston 3
Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2
Calgary 4, Vancouver 2
Today’s Games
New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Nashville at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday’s Games
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Boston at Washington, 6 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Edmonton at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Colorado at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Philadelphia 1, Sporting Kansas City 3
Vancouver 1, Toronto 0
Houston 2, D.C. United 0
Dallas 1, Colorado 0
Seattle 0, Montreal 1
Chivas 0, Columbus 3
Sunday’s Games
Los Angeles 4, Chicago 0
Portland 3, New York 3
San Jose 0, Real Salt Lake 2
Saturday, March 9
Toronto vs. Sporting Kansas City
Colorado vs. Philadelphia
D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake
Chicago vs. New England
Vancouver vs. Columbus
Portland vs. Montreal
I always
knew high
blood pressure
ran in my fam-
ily, but I never
realized it could
cause kidney
disease. Then I
attended one of
the National Kid-
ney Foundation’s
free kidney health
screenings and
was shocked to
learn that my lab
results showed a
decline in my kidney function.
Because I felt healthy, I hadn’t
worried about my “borderline”
hypertension. Turns out, my
kidneys were silently being
I have since made lifestyle
changes to control my blood
pressure and prevent further
damage. These include daily
exercise and cutting back on
salt, sweets and fast food.
Kidney disease and its
leading causes - - high blood
pressure and diabetes - - run
in families, and one in three
American adults are at risk.
Many people don’t realize that
early detection can make a
critical difference, protecting
the kidneys and preventing
March is National Kidney
Month, and March 14 is World
Kidney Day. The National
Kidney Foundation is urging
Americans to learn their risk
factors for kidney
disease and to
get their kidneys
checked with
a simple urine
and blood test.
They will offer
more advice on
protecting these
vital organs and
staying healthy.
For a schedule
of free kidney
health screen-
ings across the
country, not only
during March but
throughout the year, visit the
National Kidney Foundation
website at - - JEFF
DEAR JEFF: I’m glad you
wrote because I was taken
aback to learn that more than
26 million American adults and
thousands of children have
chronic kidney disease.
Readers, it’s important to
be checked because millions
of people with diabetes, hy-
pertension and other diseases
do not realize they’re at risk
for developing kidney disease.
Could this include you or
someone you love?
DEAR ABBY: I married
into a shopaholic family. My
husband and I live in a small
home with our two young
daughters. My biggest problem
is my mother-in-law. She has
only two interests: eating
and shopping. Good manners
dictate that I graciously accept
all her gifts, but I am sick to
my stomach over the gross
I think she has an addic-
tion. She has stolen from me
the joy of buying baby clothes
for my children. My Christmas
tree is decked with all the
ornaments from my husband’s
youth, and a massive dusty
doll collection is coming our
Although my husband
himself struggles with buying
and collecting stuff, he agrees
with me that less is better for
our family. I would like to keep
things simple, but it’s impossi-
ble with my in-laws. - - OVER-
ple make purchases beyond
that which is needed for vari-
ous reasons. Sometimes it’s
an attempt to buy love. Other
times it can be to ease anxiety
or depression.
If you don’t draw the line
and make your wishes clear,
your mother-in-law will not stop
what she’s doing. Explain that
you are grateful for her gener-
osity, but your house is FULL
and therefore one or two gifts
per child is all you will accept.
Leave some of the Christ-
mas decorations in storage
next December so there will
be room on your tree for some
of your own. And when the
doll collection is delivered, if
your girls can’t use it, consider
selling or donating it.
The DispaTch • 4B Monday, March 4, 2013
Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
Dear Abby
(March 4). If you’re still not
sure what you want to do with
your year, don’t worry; just
move. You’re so lucky now that
even arbitrary action will lead
to something good. Create mo-
mentum, and suddenly you’ll
know the goal that’s worthy of
you. The next six weeks bring
new romantic energy. Projects
fnally make money in May.
Cancer and Leo people adore
you. Your lucky numbers are:
6, 30, 25, 41 and 19.
ARIES (March 21-April
19). You take other people’s
needs and wants into consid-
eration before you make your
move. But ultimately, they are
not the ones who have to live
with the consequences. The
choice is yours.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20). Goodbyes are import-
ant. Whether they are happy,
relieved or terribly sad, it is
better to have the closure than
not. Today you’ll get closure
on an issue that has been
open-ended until now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21).
Could the key to a happy life
be something simple like mak-
ing your bed or smiling at the
general public? You’ll test the
theory today as you behave
in a basically tidy and happy
CANCER (June 22-July
22). You will fall into a healthy
communication pattern. It will
be so easy to listen well and
express yourself clearly that
you may wonder why you ever
had trouble in the past.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Is it
true that worrying solves noth-
ing? Usually, worrisome mat-
ters get more attention, and
more attention is sometimes
exactly what the situation
needs to make improvement
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
Your workload is intense, but
so is your energy. Starting
early will be the best thing for
you now. The morning hours
show you in high gear with a
determined gleam in your eye.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
It’s one thing to be confdent in
your knowledge, but it’s quite
another to rigidly assume that
your way is the only way. Amaz-
ingly, you will be strong in your
approach while still being open
to new thoughts and methods.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). You have a nose for
trouble, and you use it to steer
clear. Some people enjoy
drama and danger, but you’ve
already seen enough of it in
your life to know that you want
nothing to do with it.
Dec. 21). The best thing to
strive for is personal improve-
ment. By doing the best you
can, you will develop much
more quickly than you would if
you were striving for perfec-
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Your love life isn’t a sub-
ject for public speculation and
debate, but it could easily be-
come that if you tell even one
person your business. Keep
private matters to yourself,
though, and you’ll love the way
everything develops.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Never buy things out of
insecurity. If a situation has
you feeling ill-equipped, new
material items probably will
not help. Instead of reaching
for your wallet, reach deeper,
into your soul. You are enough!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Someone seems to be
insinuating himself or herself
into your life. You like to be
around people who know what
they want, but you also prefer
a direct approach.
Former Alabama standout Thompson wins PGA’s Honda Classic for frst title
The Associated Press
Fla. — True to his college degree,
Michael Thompson looked like
an accounting student in a class-
room full of star athletes.
The Honda Classic was the
frst 72-hole event on the PGA
Tour that featured Rory McIlroy
and Tiger Woods, who both made
news for the wrong reasons. McIl-
roy walked off the golf course
after eight holes of the second
round under suspect circum-
stances that even Jack Nicklaus
couldn’t defend. Woods hit a tee
shot so far right that he couldn’t
fnd it, one of two double bogeys
in his closing round of 74 that put
him in the middle of the pack.
And even though Thompson
never lost the lead Sunday at PGA
National, the fans paid more at-
tention to the bigger names play-
ing in front of him, whether it was
Lee Westwood and Geoff Ogilvy
in the group ahead, or Rickie
Fowler, who was hard to miss,
dressed in Popsicle orange.
But there was no mistaking
the golf Thompson played when
he closed with a 1-under 69 for
a two-shot victory, his frst PGA
Tour title.
“Everybody wants to see the
marquee players, the guys who
are exciting or wear the bright
clothes and all that,” said Thomp-
son, who graduated from the
University of Alabama. He is a
native of Tucson, Ariz., and lives
in of Birmingham, Ala. Thomp-
son birdied the fnal hole with a
brilliant long bunker shot that
left him with a 3-foot birdie putt
to seal the win.. “I’m not a fashy
player. I’m not dramatic or any-
thing like that. I just kind of plod
along, make my pars, eliminate
the big mistakes and make a few
birdies here and there. If I keep
doing that and I stick to that
game plan, I’m going to have a
great career.”
He gladly settled for a great
Sunday on another windswept
day in south Florida, in condi-
tions so demanding no one shot
better than 68 in the fnal round
and only fve players managed to
break par.
Thompson seized control
when he rolled in a 50-foot ea-
gle putt on the third hole, and
he thrived on a sense of calm
in a wild front nine that also
included three bogeys, two
birdies and only three pars.
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Need a
gas dryer. $75. Call
60” big TV. Good cond.
Needs remote. Moving,
must sell. 368-1898
yr. old. Exc. cond. Mov-
ing, must sell. $100.
Call 662-368-1898
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Column 418
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pliances. CALL 662-
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Appliances 409
SALE. Home of W.H.
McIntyre. 403 13
North. 3/16 – 8am-
4pm, 3/17 – 1-4pm,
3/18 - 8am-12pm. 2
homes full of antiques,
vintage items & col-
lectibles. Regency DR
tbl/chrs, Regency side-
board, Pier Tbl chests,
sterling, 100's of small
linens & kitchen items.
Offered by Talton Place
Antiques & Appraisals
MARSHALL O. Boydstun
Estate sale. 548 E.
Main. St. Louisville, MS.
March 7,8 & 9. 8am-
5pm. Brass bed, sm.
tbls, Hull pottery, limo-
ges, lamps, linens, tea
pots, Bristol pieces,
misc. china, crystal,
glassware, vintage
dolls, artwork, misc.
hhold items, den fur-
nishings, sm. appl. &
much more. Antiques &
Collectibles. 570-5686.
Antiques 406
drivers with clean MVR.
Must be able to pass
drug screen & criminal
background check. Will
be doing local driving.
Call Jerry @ 662-260-
Truck Driving 370
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Wanted 320
tor. Accepting applica-
tions from qualified indi-
viduals to home school
my 5 yr. old. Interested
applicants should have
an undergraduate de-
gree in education & ex-
perience in teaching. In
addition to an exception-
al learning environment,
the educator will have
the unique opportunity
to design & implement
their own curriculum &
work within a flexible
schedule. Salary will be
based on the qualifica-
tions of the individual &
is negotiable. Email
both resume & cover
letter describing how
you would approach this
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General Help
Wanted 320
ing & Rehab seeks the
following motivated,
compassionate, dedicat-
ed caregivers: CNA
7:00- 3:00, 11:00-7:00
& RN or LPN on call.
Exc. pay & benefits. Ap-
ply to the DON, 81
Windsor Blvd, Colum-
bus, MS 39702 EOE
1 day hands on
Training w/
Sunday, March 17th
Fee $400.
with local clinic for CT
tech. This is a 36 hr/wk
position in our Colum-
bus office. Please mail
resume with profession-
al references & salary
history c/o Clinic Admin-
istrator, 2430 5th St. N.
Columbus, MS 39705
for new medical office.
Experience with billing &
coding preferred. Good
pay plus benefits. Send
resume to PO Box
2385, Columbus, MS
Medical &
Dental 330
cock & Wilcox Company,
a global leader in the
power generation indus-
try, has an immediate
position for a Supervisor
at its West Point, MS
boiler manufacturing fa-
cility. The ideal candi-
date will be responsible
for directing & coordi-
nating assigned activi-
ties of the plant & for
proper utilization of facil-
ities, time & personnel
assuring output & per-
formance conform to
company standards of
safety, ethics, quality &
quantity. Req: minimum
of a high school diploma
or GED & sufficient shop
knowledge to supervise
hourly employees, gen-
erally 2-3 years. We of-
fer a salary commensu-
rate w/credentials & an
exc. benefits package.
For consideration, re-
spond w/ resume &
salary history to: Gail
Stevens, The Babcock &
Wilcox Company, P.O.
Box 1297, West Point,
MS 39773, fax 330-
860-8828 or email: gf
Community College-
Golden Triangle Campus
is accepting applica-
tions for the following
position: Grounds Main-
tenance Worker. Mini-
mum Qualifications:
Two (2) yrs. of full time
Landscaping experi-
ence. Applications/infor-
mation may be received
by calling Theresa Har-
pole at 662-476-5274
or on our website at
tions . Completed appli-
cations received through
March 20, 2013, will be
given full consideration;
however, applications
received after this date
may be considered until
the position is filled.
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nate on the basis of
race, color, national ori-
gin, sex, disability, or
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activities. Contact Dr.
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quiries regarding this
policy. 662-476-5000 or
General Help
Wanted 320
General Help
Wanted 320
ED for a private resi-
dence. Part-time posi-
tion, MUST be Flexible
with schedule. 40 hrs a
week. Able to work
weekend & holidays.
Must speak conversa-
tional English. Email:
Domestic Help 315
SISTANT needed at lo-
cal construction compa-
ny. Industry exp.
preferred. Computer/
MS office skills a must.
Friendly work envir.
Competitive pay. Send
resume to Box 464, c/o
The Commercial Dis-
patch, PO Box 511,
Columbus, MS 39703
Clerical &
Office 305
Happy Birthday
Angie Evans
from your
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Personals 235
LET US HELP find your
lost pet. Email, fax, mail
or bring your information
by the office and we will
run your lost & found ad
in the Pet Finder for 3
days FREE!
MALE CAT lost. Smith's
Vet. Starkville. Short
hair, lgt gray. 769-2565
or 323-6937. Reward
East Columbus. Go by
708 Hemlock St. to
identify & claim
Lost & Found 230
STUMP Removal & trim-
ming with bucket truck.
Licensed & Bonded.
Firewood 4 sale LWB
$75. 662-574-1621
SERVICE Cut, trim & re-
move. Free estimates.
Insured & Bonded. Work
out of a bucket truck
only. Call 205-695-7263
Tree Service 186
STILL ENJOY weed eat-
ing around your ugly
stumps? Call AllStump
Grinding Service! 662-
Removal 179
LOOKING FOR honest &
loving individual to care
for elderly loved one in
Crawford, MS. 3-5
days/wk. 12 hrs/day.
Req: Valid MS DL, Li-
censed CNA, 5 + yrs.
exp. In geriatric care, 5
yrs. + exp. In In-Home
care. Fax resume along
with 3 work related ref.
To Lucy: 662-327-2157
or message 662-364-
Sitting With
Elderly/Sick 178
painting. Free est. Low
rates. Also do pressure
washing & gutter clean-
ing. Call Derek 364-
0048. Ref. upon reqest
Certified in lead removal
offering special prices
on interior & exterior
painting, pressure wash-
ing & sheet rock re-
pairs. Free Estimates
Call 435-6528
Painting &
Papering 162
Painting, carpentry, dry-
wall. Great hrly. rates.
Ref. avail. Call 662-364-
6784 for free est.
Painting &
Papering 162
Care. Mowing, hauling
tree triming, pressure
washing. Call for all
maintenance needs.
Mowing, tree trimming,
hauling & pressure
washing. Great prices.
Spring Clean Up! Mow-
ing & weed eating rea-
sonable rates & excel-
lent service. Trim
hedges & prune. Call
662-574-0786 for free
Work from a bucket
truck. Call Jimmy for a
free estimate
Free estimates. Call
662-889-2966 or 662-
Mowing, landscaping
tree cutting, sodding &
clean-up 356-6525
AAA TWINS Lawn Care.
Yard work, lawn mowing,
weed eating, mulching,
flower beds, limb re-
moval, you name it.
Call Will or Bryant 242-
2220 or 242-1968.
Free estimates
Lawn Care
Landscaping 147
Private piano lessons
in Vernon, AL. Ear
training offered. Ages
4 & up. Over 20 yrs.
of experience. 1ST
References available.
Call 205-695-0612 or
205-431-6975 for
more info. Multiple
family member
discounts available
Closets, attics, garages,
etc. No job too big or
too small. Ref. avail.
Call 662-352-9737
Plumbing, painting,
floors, yd. wk. light roof-
ing. All types of handy-
man work. Good prices.
way, foundation, con-
crete/riff raft drainage
work, remodeling, base-
ment foundation, re-
pairs, small dump truck
hauling (5-6 yd) load &
demolition/lot cleaning.
Burr Masonry 242-0259
$185 local. Backhoe,
driveways & mobile
home pads. Haul dirt &
sand, bush hogging.
Services 136
All types of computer
repairs. Slow computer,
blue screen, no power
or lock ups. I also
install software. Call to-
day for a free estimate.
205-695-0612 or
Computer Services
General Help
Wanted 320
Custom Construction,
Restoration, Remodel-
ing, Repair, Insurance
claims. Call 662-364-
1769. Licensed &
New Construction, Re-
modeling, Repairs, Con-
crete. Free est. Call or
email 662-889-8662 or
Building &
Remodeling 112
NO.: 2012-0200-B
You have been made Respon-
dents to a claim filed by Latonya
Harris, Individually an d on be-
half of the wrongful death benefi-
ciaries of Carlos M. Williams, de-
You are summoned to appear
and defend against the Petition
for Determination of Wrongful
Death Beneficiaries of Carlos M.
Williams, deceased filed in this
action at 9:00 a.m. on the 22nd
day of April, 2013, before the
Honorable Judge Kenneth M.
Burns at the Lowndes County,
Chancery Court, Columbus, Mis-
sissippi 39703, and in case of
your failure to appear and de-
fend, a judgment will be entered
against you for the money or
other things demanded in the
You are not required to file an
answer or other pleadings but
you may do so if you desire.
/s/ Shantrell W. Granderson
Attorneys for Petitioner
Sam Creasey, MSB # 99555
The Creasey Law Office, PLLC
1855 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Dennis C. Sweet III, MSB #
Terris C. Harris, MSB # 99433
158 E. Pascagoula St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: 601-965-8700
Fax: 601-965-8719
Publish: ¾, 3/13 &
The Tombigbee River Valley
Water Management District in-
vites banks within the District to
submit applications for designa-
tion as a depository for District
funds for the period May 1,
2013 through April 30, 2015.
SEALED BIDS will be received
until 10:00 A.M. And opened at
10:01 A.M. In the Tombigbee
District Office located at 187
North Eason Blvd., P.O. Box
616, Tupelo, MS on Monday,
April 8, 2013. The Executive
Committee of the District will
meet at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday,
April 9, 2013 at Tupelo Country
Club located at 4462 Winged
Foot Road in Belden, MS., for
the purpose of considering
applications and making
recommendations to the Board
of Directors which will meet at
6:00 P.M. On Thursday, April
25, 2013, at the Tupelo Country
Club, Belden, MS., for the
purpose of designation of a
depository bank or banks. The
bid envelope will be sealed and
plainly marked on the face of
the envelope as follows:
For additional information and to
obtain copies of the Bid Form,
contact contact the Tombigbee
River Valley Water Management
District Office, telephone (662)
PLEASE NOTE: Bids must be
received by 10:00 A.M.,
Monday, April 8, 2013.
Steve Wallace,
Executive Director
03/04/2013 & 03/11/2013
Legal Notices 001
WHEREAS, on the 2nd
day of December, 2002, Willie
Murray, a married man, execut-
ed a deed of trust to Thomas L.
Webb, Trustee for the benefit of
West Alabama Bank & Trust,
which deed of trust was record-
ed on the 16th day of Decem-
ber, 2002 in Mortgage Book
2002, at Page 33318, in the of-
fice of the Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mississippi;
WHEREAS, the afore-
said deed of trust was assigned
to Justin B. Little, Substitute
Trustee, by instrument dated the
15th day of January, 2013, and
recorded in the office of the
Chancery Clerk of Lowndes
County, Mississippi on January
25, 2013, in Mortgage Book
2013, at Page 2728.
WHEREAS, default hav-
ing been made in the terms and
conditions of said deed of trust
and the entire debt secured
thereby having been declared to
be due and payable in accor-
dance with the terms of said
deed of trust, and the legal hold-
er of said indebtedness, West
Alabama Bank & Trust, has re-
quested the undersigned Substi-
tuted Trustee to execute the
trust and sell said land and
property in accordance with the
terms of said deed of trust pur-
suant to applicable Mississippi
law for the purpose of raising
the sums due thereunder, to-
gether with attorney's fees, Sub-
stituted Trustee's fees and ex-
penses of sale;
Justin B. Little, Substituted
Trustee in said deed of trust, will
on the 25th day of March,
2013, offer for sale at public
outcry for cash to the highest
bidder, at 12:00 noon or other-
wise between the legal hours of
sale on at the main door of the
County Courthouse in Columbus,
County of Lowndes, State of
Mississippi, the following de-
scribed real property situated in
the County of Lowndes, State of
Mississippi, to-wit:
A tract of land being located in
the West Half (W 1/2) of the
Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of
the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4)
of Section 31, Township 18
South, Range 17 West, Lowndes
County, Mississippi and more
particularly described as follows:
Commencing at an iron pin
marking the Southeast corner of
the West Half (W 1/2) of the
Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of
the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4)
of said Section 31; run thence
North 02 degrees 38 minutes
West a distance of 701.3 feet
to the Point of Beginning of the
herein described tract; run
thence South 87 degrees 26
minutes West a distance of
602.3 feet to a point on the
East right-of-way of a public road
known as Crowe Road; run
thence North 13 degrees 12
minutes West and along said
right-of-way a distance of 234.4
feet to a point; run thence North
01 degree 14 minutes East and
along said right-of-way a dis-
tance of 176.8 feet to a point;
run thence North 06 degrees 35
minutes West and along said
right-of-way a distance of 211.7
feet to a point; run thence North
06 degrees 13 minutes West
and along said right-of-way a dis-
tance of 214.7 feet to a point
on the South right-of-way of a
public road known as Lauren
Road; run thence North 83 de-
grees 41 minutes East and
along said South right-of-way a
distance of 298.6 feet to a
point; run thence North 85 de-
grees 12 minutes East and
along said right-of-way a dis-
tance of 205.3 feet to a point;
run thence North 88 degrees 11
minutes East and along said
right-of-way a distance of 95.3
feet to a point; run thence South
89 degrees 43 minutes East
and along said right-of-way a dis-
tance of 63.0 feet to a point;
run thence South 02 degrees 38
minutes East a distance of
855.3 feet to the point of begin-
ning and containing 12.5 acres,
more or less.
Together with the hereditaments
and appurtenances thereunto
belonging and all fixtures now at-
tached to and used in connec-
tion with the premises herein de-
Said sale will be subject
to the right of way easements
and restrictions of record in the
Office of the Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mississippi,
and will be subject to special as-
sessments, and rights of re-
demption, if any, which might ad-
versely affect the title to subject
Said property will be
sold on an "As Is, Where Is" ba-
sis without warranty or recourse,
express or implied as to title,
use and/or enjoyment.
Said sale will be made
for the purpose of paying the in-
debtedness secured by the
above described deed of trust,
and the proceeds thereof will be
applied as provided by the terms
of said deed of trust.
such title as is vested in me as
the Substituted Trustee.
TURE, this the 6th day of Febru-
ary, 2013.
Justin B. Little
Mississippi Bar No. 102038
Substituted Trustee
Post Office Box 2863
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403
Telephone: (205) 391-0073
Facsimile: (205) 391-0911
File No. 56.1332
Publication dates: February 25,
2013, March 4, 2013, March
11, 2013 and March 18, 2013.
Legal Notices 001
WHEREAS, on the 2nd
day of December, 2002, Willie
Murray, a married man, execut-
ed a deed of trust to Thomas L.
Webb, Trustee for the benefit of
West Alabama Bank & Trust,
which deed of trust was record-
ed on the 16th day of Decem-
ber, 2002 in Mortgage Book
2002, at Page 33318, in the of-
fice of the Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mississippi;
WHEREAS, the afore-
said deed of trust was assigned
to Justin B. Little, Substitute
Trustee, by instrument dated the
15th day of January, 2013, and
recorded in the office of the
Chancery Clerk of Lowndes
County, Mississippi on January
25, 2013, in Mortgage Book
2013, at Page 2728.
WHEREAS, default hav-
ing been made in the terms and
conditions of said deed of trust
and the entire debt secured
thereby having been declared to
be due and payable in accor-
dance with the terms of said
deed of trust, and the legal hold-
er of said indebtedness, West
Alabama Bank & Trust, has re-
quested the undersigned Substi-
tuted Trustee to execute the
trust and sell said land and
property in accordance with the
terms of said deed of trust pur-
suant to applicable Mississippi
law for the purpose of raising
the sums due thereunder, to-
gether with attorney's fees, Sub-
stituted Trustee's fees and ex-
penses of sale;
Justin B. Little, Substituted
Trustee in said deed of trust, will
on the 25th day of March,
2013, offer for sale at public
outcry for cash to the highest
bidder, at 12:00 noon or other-
wise between the legal hours of
sale on at the main door of the
County Courthouse in Columbus,
County of Lowndes, State of
Mississippi, the following de-
scribed real property situated in
the County of Lowndes, State of
Mississippi, to-wit:
A tract of land being located in
the West Half (W 1/2) of the
Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of
the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4)
of Section 31, Township 18
South, Range 17 West, Lowndes
County, Mississippi and more
particularly described as follows:
Commencing at an iron pin
marking the Southeast corner of
the West Half (W 1/2) of the
Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of
the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4)
of said Section 31; run thence
North 02 degrees 38 minutes
continued next column
Cause No.: 2013-0027
Letters Testamentary have been
granted and issued to the under-
signed upon the Estate of James
Milton Merklin, Deceased, by
the Chancery Court of Lowndes
County, Mississippi on the 11
day of February, 2013. This is to
give notice to all persons having
claims against said estate to
probate and register same with
the Chancery Clerk of Lowndes
County, Mississippi, within 90
(ninety) days from this date. A
failure to so probate and regis-
ter said claim will forever bar the
This the 11
day of February,
Sandi Michele Blair,
Executrix of the
Estate of James Milton
Merklin, Deceased
Publication dates:
2/18, 2/25 & 3/4/2013
I.P., A Minor
NO: 12-119-Y2
Whose present residence, post
office address and street ad-
dress are all unknown after dili-
gent search and inquiry to ascer-
tain the same.
You have been made a defen-
dant in the Petition filed in this
Court by The Lowndes County
Department of Human Services.
The petition filed has initiated a
civil action alleging abuse.
You are summoned to appear
and defend against the Petition
filed against you in the action at
9:00 a.m., on the 20
day of
March, 2013, at the Lowndes
County Juvenile Justice
Complex, 1602 College Street,
Columbus, Mississippi.
Issued under my hand and seal
of said Court, this the 28
of February, 2013.
Mahala N. Salazar Circuit Clerk
Lowndes County, Mississippi
P.O. Box 1471
Columbus, Mississippi 39703-
By: Rita Gregory, D.C.
Publication Dates: 3/4/2013,
3/11/2013 and 3/18/2013
Legal Notices 001
I.P., A Minor
NO: 12-119-Y2
Whose present residence, post
office address and street ad-
dress are all unknown after dili-
gent search and inquiry to ascer-
tain the same.
You have been made a defen-
dant in the Petition filed in this
Court by The Lowndes County
Department of Human Services.
The petition filed has initiated a
civil action alleging abuse.
You are summoned to appear
and defend against the Petition
filed against you in the action at
9:00 a.m., on the 20
day of
March, 2013, at the Lowndes
County Juvenile Justice
Complex, 1602 College Street,
Columbus, Mississippi.
Issued under my hand and seal
of said Court, this the 28
of February, 2013.
Mahala N. Salazar Circuit Clerk
Lowndes County, Mississippi
P.O. Box 1471
Columbus, Mississippi 39703-
By: Rita Gregory, D.C.
Publication Dates: 3/4/2013,
3/11/2013 and 3/18/2013
continued next column
Letters Testamentary have been
granted and issued to the under-
signed upon the Estate of Olivia
McCrary Buck, Deceased, by the
Chancery Court of Lowndes
County, Mississippi, on the 12
day of February, A.D., 2013.
This is to give notice to all per-
sons having claims against said
estate to Probate and Register
same with the Chancery Clerk of
Lowndes County, Mississippi,
within ninety (90) days from the
first publication date of this No-
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the Estate of Minnie Anderson,
were, on the 11
day of Febru-
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to the undersigned by the
Chancery Court of Lowndes
County, Mississippi. You are
hereby notified that all persons
having claims against said es-
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register same with the Chancery
Clerk of Lowndes County, Mis-
sissippi, within 90 days after the
date of first publication of this
notice. A failure to so probate
and register said claim will forev-
er bar the same.
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$1800. Call 327-8653
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rubber, gold, nice, load-
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mi. $2250 cash. Call
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OBO. 662-328-4976
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2013 MODELS.
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park. Excellent return on
investment. $250k.
Seller may help with fi-
nancing. 386-8618
Mobile Homes
For Sale 865
HOME LOT, Hwy 12.
Across from Country
Club Golf Course; $12k.
3 ACRE lots. Fin Avail
WAC, 10% dn, + Doc.
Fees. Eaton Land Dev.
Lots &
Acreage 860
80 ACRES in New Hope
with 24 year old pines.
$3500 per acre. Will di-
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Owner financing avail-
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29 ACRES in Noxubee
county. 7 mi. west of
Macon on Carter Rd.
Beautiful hardwood tim-
ber, live creek, exc.
deer/hog hunting.
$1550/acre. 601-938-
Lots &
Acreage 860
HOUSE & 50 acres in
Lamar County, AL.
Wooded hilltop setting.
3BR/2BA with barn.
Beautiful views. $238k.
Call 205-712-8711
4 HOUSES for sale. All
or one. Newly remod-
eled. $2200 per mo. in-
come. $156,500. Call
Charlie @ 662-386-
MENTS houses for sale,
earning income $1100
per mo. Quick cash sale
price $98,000. Call
Jackie at 662-352-4599
Houses For Sale:
Other 850
Membership. 4 BR/
2BA, 2 car garage, sun
rm, fence & patio.
Green Oaks Area.
$175,500. 323-4079
Houses For Sale:
Starkville 846
HOME Built in 1891,
4BD/3BA, CH&A 12 ft
ceilings, 2 kitchens, 2
laundry rooms, lots of
storage. Call 662-242-
6843 or 662-356-4588
Priced to sell $145k.
For rent 1BR/2BR
HOME Built in 1891,
4BD/3BA, CH&A 12 ft
ceilings, 2 kitchens, 2
laundry rooms, lots of
storage. Wrap around
porch, Call 662-242-
6843 or 662-356-4588
Priced to sell $145,000
FSBO: 3BR/2BA 1800
sf. on 2 acres. Close to
CAFB & schools. Hard-
wood/tile floors & walk-
in closets. Seller Moti-
vated. 662-574-2452
for more info
3BD/2BA, 2500 living
area, 3500 total heated
& cooled, bonus room
over garage, apt above
28 X 32 shop, on 2
acres. 662-549-4251
Houses For Sale:
Caledonia 845
FSBO. NEW Hope Park.
3BR/2BA. 1561 sq. ft.
Corner lot. H/wood &
carpet. $139k. Call
FSBO. 3BR/2BA, 2
acre corner lot with
room for horses. 2210
Tabernacle Rd. Asking
$169,900. 549-9506
3BD/2BA 1521 sqft
@243 Drake Cir. Pics
online at forsalebyown $132k. Contact
Justin @ 662-251-5854
Houses For Sale:
New Hope 825
3BR/1BA. Alarm sys-
tem, apartment in back,
lg. DR, fireplace insert,
jacuzzi rm, 3 acres.
Needs repair. $17k obo.
Call 662-574-5484
2BR/1BA. Vinyl siding.
Fenced back yard. 112
Woolbright St. across
from Captain D's on
Hwy 182. Sun room.
Call 329-8946
Houses For Sale:
East 820
Holloman Dr. Top of hill,
end of street on a pri-
vate drive. No traffic.
Fenced back yard. Con-
crete, tile & hardwood
floors. Tile shower,
stone counter tops,
wood burning fireplace.
Cozy home in great
neighborhood. Call 662-
549-2307 for appt
HILLS,4BR/3BA, 40X20
shop, large shaded lot,
fenced backyard, fruit
trees & much more!
Houses For Sale:
Northside 815
STORAGE. From 5'x10'
to 20'x20'. Two well-lit
locations in Columbus:
Near Walmart on Hwy
45 & near Taco Bell on
Hwy 182. Call 662-328-
2424 for more informa-
Storage &
Garages 750
ROOM FOR rent in my
home. $75/week. Ref.
& deposit required. In
New Hope area. 662-
lg. 2 BR downstairs apt.
Your BR is 12'x14'
w/full bath & lg. closet.
Apt. has washer & dryer,
furnished spacious liv-
ing room & kitchen.
Property is gated w/a
pool & clubhouse.
$500/mo incl. utilities,
internet & cable. No
dep. req. Contact Bill at
Rooms 745
JUMP START your busi-
ness at your new loca-
tion. First 2 months
FREE w/2 yr. lease.
For more info contact Di-
ane Blair @ Court
Square Towers. 662-
Office Spaces 730
able for rent. North
Columbus location.
Owner will do modifica-
tions for tenant. Brooks
Properties. 662-549-
Office Spaces 730
RV CAMPER & mobile
home lots. Full hookup
w/sewer. 2 locations
W&N from $75/wk -
$260/mo. 662-251-
1149 or 601-940-1397
RENT A fully equipped
camper w/utilities & ca-
ble from $130/wk -
$480/month. 3 Colum-
bus locations. Call 601-
by the wk/mo. 2BR
starting @ $125/wk in-
cl. utili. or $325/mo. +
util. Call Kiki 352-9330
or call Don 386-5552
2BR/2BA. Located on
Blackcreek Rd. No pets,
no HUD. Call 329-4590.
Please leave message
with call back number
2 BD/1.5BA all elec-
tric, central air & heat
$375. mo + dep. No
pets! Owner pays for wa-
ter, sewer, garbage &
lawn maintenance. Call
Mobile Homes
For Rent 725
2BR/1BA. No pets. No
HUD. $550/month.
$550 deposit. Applica-
tion required. 328-5010
Houses For Rent:
Other 718
3BR/2BA. Fenced in
yard. $850/mo. & $850
deposit. 1 yr. lease. Call
House For Rent:
Starkville 717
8155 HWY 12 E,
3BR/1.5BA, sun room,
newly remodeled. Cale-
donia schools. Available
3/1/13. $800/mo &
$800 dep. 327-5528 or
3BR/2BA newer house.
Trey ceilings, tile show-
er, inground salt water
pool & 1/1 pool house
on 2 ac. $1500 + secu-
rity dep. 662-436-7211
3BR/2.5BA, For
rent/sale. 30 ft. abv.
grd pool, 36x24 shop,
4.8 ac, storm shelter.
$1200 & $1k dep.
570-5598. Leave msg
Houses For Rent:
Caledonia 716
3BR/2BA. Brick, LR/
kit/DR combo, den, CP,
@ 1673 Hughes (near
Hildreth). N.H. school
dist. No HUD, no pets.
$610/mo. $400 dep. &
1 yr. lease. 328-5248
3BD/1BA with dining
room, $475 + dep. No
HUD. 662-744-2223
House For Rent:
New Hope 713
ES. 2 or 3 bedroom w/
2-3 bath Townhouses.
$575/$700. 662-549-
9555. Ask for Glenn or
leave message
3BR/1BA. 22nd St N.
$420/mo. Please call
310-892-1333 for more
3BR/1.5BA. Washer/
dryer h/ups, 1 car
garage, big yard in
nice neighborhood.
1058 S. Perkins Rd.
$675/mo. 504-813-
Houses For Rent:
Northside 711
Holly Hills
102 Newbell Rd
Mon-Fri 8-5
• Central Heat & Air
• Close to CAFB
• Onsite Laundry Facility
• All Electric/Fully Equipped
• Lighted Tennis Court
• Swimming Pool
Where Coming
Home is the
Best Part of
the Day
“Quiet Country Living”
• Studio,
1&2 Bedrooms
• Executive Units
• Water
Monday - Friday
300 Holly Hills Rd.
©Commercial Dispatch
1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM
1BR/1BA Apt. $300
2BR/1BA Apt. $350-
$400. 2BR/2BA 3BR /
2BA Townhouses $550-
$800. No HUD allowed.
Lease, deposit, credit
check required. Cole-
man Realty. 329-2323
Apartments For
Rent: Other 708
This beautiful apartment
is located over The
Commercial Dispatch in
the heart of historic
downtown Columbus.
Formerly an attorney's
office, the space has
been restored and mod-
ern amenities have
been added. The apart-
ment features tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors,
central heat and air and
on-site laundry. The
apartment includes a liv-
ing room, bedroom, din-
ing room, kitchen and
bathroom. $750 per
month includes utilities.
Deposit required.
Flexible lease terms
available. No pets. Call
Peter at 662-574-1561
1BR APTS! Move in
special. Free water! Free
cable! Call 244-8944
Apartments For
Rent: Other 708
large kitchen, all the
perks. 1200 sq. ft.
$750 + deposit. 662-
356-4700 day or 662-
356-6363 night
Apartments For
Rent: Caledonia
& Houses
1 Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
1, 2 & 3 Baths
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625 31st Ave. N.
(Behind K-Mart Off Hwy. 45 N.)
Office Hours Mon-Fri 8-5
1 & 2 Bedrooms
A Cut Above The Rest
Move in today paying only
whatever the temperature
is at the time you apply!
(12 mo. lease req'd, plus
security deposit)
Apartments For
Rent: West 705
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM
apartments & townhous-
es. Call for more info.
Apartments For
Rent: South 704
MOVE IN Special.
1 mo. FREE
w/approved application
on a 12 mo. lease.
Leasing 1, 2 or
3BR apts!!
The Colony Apts.
1, 2, 3 BEDROOMS &
townhouses. Call for
more info. 662-549-
Apartments For
Rent: East 702
1 and 2BR very clean &
maintained. Soundproof. 18
units which I maintain per-
sonally and promptly. I rent
to all colors red, yellow,
black & white. I rent to all
ages 18 years to not dead.
My duplex apartments are
in a very quiet and peaceful
environment. 24/7 camera
surveillance. Rent for 1 BD
$600 with 1yr lease + secu-
rity deposit. Includes water,
sewer & trash ($60 value),
all appliances included and
washer/dryer. If this sounds
like a place you would like
to live call David Davis @
662-242-2222. But if can-
not pay your rent, like to
party & disturb others, you
associate w/criminals &
cannot get along w/others,
drugs is your thang, you
don't like me because I'm
old school, don't call!!!!
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM
apartments & townhous-
es. Call for more info.
HOUSES 2BR, 1 1/2BA,
CH/A, stove, refrig, DW,
WD hookups, & private
patios. Call Robinson
Real Estate 328-1123
2BD, 1BA with CH&A
All elec, W/D hookup
water furnished. $350
mo + $150 dep. Call
Apartments For
Rent: Northside
2 LG. ROOMS, 1BA. By
the day, week or month.
Furn. incl. dishes, pots,
linens, etc. Near town.
lg. privacy porch. Rea-
sonable. 329-4405
1933 CHERRY St.
3BR/1BA, Central h/a,
security system,
appliances. $475/mo.
Call Long & Long @
1103 8TH Ave. N. 1
BR/1BA, Appliances,
carpet. $295/mo. Call
Long & Long @ 328-
50% off 1
mo. rent.
$150 1
mo. Good thru
March 5. 1-5BRs. Start
@ only $299/mo. Large,
remodeled units. HUD
accepted. Call Don.
662-386-5552 or
Robert 209-996-4075
Apartments For
Rent: Northside
THE NUT Shop in
Tuscaloosa, AL is ex-
panding to MS. Fran-
chise route selling
wholesale/retail can-
dies & nuts (peanut,
pecans, etc). Reliable
vehicle & insurance re-
quired. Serious inquiries
only. Call Cecil Williams
ness whether a busi-
ness or franchise oppor-
tunity...when it comes to
earnings or locations,
there are no guaran-
tees. A public service
message from The Dis-
patch and the Federal
Trade Commission
Opportunity 605
YORKIES. 1 male. Call
315-3524 or 640-2666
CKC TOY size Chi-
huahuas. Females only.
1st shots, wormed.
$125 each. 436-4087
Pets 515
tal piano KM-88. Prof.
grade. Stand, foot pdl &
bench. No internal
speaker. Like new.
Great for band/ church.
$600. 356-6016
Instruments 469
prom/pageant dress. Sz
6-8 W/clear beads, sil-
ver sequins & ruffles
$150. Purple “Be
Smart” prom dress sz
11/12 $50.Size 9
Mootsie Tootsie
shoes,clear W/silver
beads. & Special Occa-
sion gray silver shoes
with crystals $25 per
pair. 662-329-4102
owner. Call 570-3864
for more info
credit card machine
$200. Latham Atomic
Time Clock. Perfect for
small business employ-
ee time records. $100
Call 356-6016
5x5 second cutting.
Bihia grass. $35 per roll
at barn. Call 662-295-
Merchandise 460
Sat. March 9 at 200
Pinecrest Lane “River-
mont Subdivision” Pick-
ensville, AL. 7am until
Garage Sales:
Other 456
Store. 1824 Short
Main. Many items to
choose from. Low, low
prices. Shoes, clothing,
purses & accessories
Garage Sales:
East 451
Anne chair. Business
counter can be one long
counter or be broken
into two. Excellent con-
dition. Full facial equip-
ment. Would like to sell
all together. Call 241-
0184 for more informa-
big screen TV, baby bed,
infant car seat, stroller,
washer/dryer. Call 662-
435-9140. Leave mes-
hogany armoire. Ex.
cond. Will hold a flat
screen TV. $650. Call
Furniture 448
Can deliver or you haul.
Loading available. Call
for appointment. 662-
Firewood 445
USED APPLE Macintosh
PowerMac tower com-
puters are being sold by
The Commercial Dis-
patch. Desktop towers
start at $40 each.
These are older
machines but are capa-
ble of word processing,
basic web browsing, etc.
Though these comput-
ers are offered in as-is
condition with no
warranty, each has been
tested in-house & prop-
erly boots. Each
desktop has a fresh in-
stallation of either OS
10.3 or 10.4. Only the
computer & power cord
are included in these
sales. Keyboards, mice,
monitors, operating sys-
tem CDs & DVDs are
not included. Please
with any questions. No
phone calls please
Laptop-2Ghz, 1GB ram,
80GB HD, CD-RW $200.
Call 327-8740
Equipment 439
Slate; 12x12. Approx
96 sq ft. High quality;
$70. 662-251-9182
Column 418 NEW HOPE
58 Old Yorkville Road • 327-8372
Monday & Wednesday 3pm-6pm
1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
Next to New Hope Schools
Stove, Refrigerator, Central Heat & Air
Onsite Laundry Facility