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CHS student charged as juvenile for threat
Cyberstalking case will be tried in youth court; social media immediately and
multiple people contacted Co-
is in the process of doing the in-
vestigation,” she said. “We can’t
juvenile may also face discipline at school lumbus Police Department, said
Shelton. CPD had the student in
tell you the consequences, just
that it’s under investigation.”
By ISABELLE ALTMAN Youth Court, meaning the case custody by Sunday evening. Labat also didn’t want to will not be public and his name The threatening post has speculate on the reason the stu-
will not be released to the pub- since been removed from Face- dent made the threat, but she
A student at Columbus High lic. However, Columbus Police book. didn’t think it was just a joke to
School is being charged with Chief Fred Shelton confirmed Cherie Labat, superinten- get out of class.
cyberstalking after posting on the student is between 14 and Shelton Labat dent for Columbus Municipal “I think that kids know, from
Facebook over the weekend 15 years old. row and yall better take cover in School District, said the stu- what happens nationally, the
that he planned to shoot a fire- The post, which appeared that b**** im takeing a gun to dent may face discipline from severity of making a threat to
arm at the school Monday. Sunday afternoon, included a school tomorrow and i put that the school, but declined to go anyone publicly in that man-
The student will face the photo of a shirtless male and ong....” into specifics. ner,” she said. “I don’t feel like
charge in Lowndes County said: “... just be at school tomor- The post began circulating “High school administration See Threat, 6A


Will fill out unexpired
term but not seek
election in 2019
By Slim Smith

In his 48 years as
an attorney, Hal Mc-
Clanahan said he’s
still looking for new
Monday, the Lown-
des County Board of
Supervisors provided
McClanahan, 76, with McClanahan
yet another new role, choosing him
to serve out the remaining year of
the current term as county prosecu-
The position pays $45,700 annu-
“This is about the only thing I ha-
ven’t done,” McClanahan said after
the supervisors voted unanimously
to appoint him for the position from a
field of six candidates. “I’m what you
call a ‘do’ lawyer: Whatever walks
through the door, I do.”
McClanahan will serve as county Slim Smith/Dispatch Staff
prosecutor as a replacement for Al- Emily and Bit Bit mug for the camera at the Nativity Scene at Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home on Second Avenue North in
See McClanahan, 6A Columbus. Sheep have been a favorite feature of the display since the funeral home staged its first Nativity Scene in 1967.

Oktibbeha supervisor claims employees should
be paying more for dependent health insurance
Miller: Formula county is using is ross BlueShield serving
as a third-party adminis-
District 4 Super-
visor Bricklee
illegal; formula she suggests would trator for its coverage. By Miller, center,
speaks about
law, it can cover the costs
cover ‘catastrophic’ scenario of employee insurance
insurance during
Monday’s board
premiums. However, em- meeting. Miller
By Alex Holloway coverage for dependents. ployees are responsible questioned However, county re- for all the premium costs whether the
cords and correspon- for their dependents. county is ade-
An Oktibbeha Coun-
dence with the State Au- District 4 Supervisor quately charging
ty supervisor suggested its employees
publicly on Monday the ditor’s Office indicate no Bricklee Miller, during
for dependent
county may be breaking wrongdoing. the board’s regular meet- health insur-
the law in the way employ- Oktibbeha County is ing Monday morning, ance.
ees pay for health care self-insured, with BlueC- See Oktibbeha, 3A Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff

Weather Five Questions Dispatch Local Folks Public
1 What actor played Ed Wood, Ichabod holiday meetings
Crane and Officer Tom Hanson? Today: Columbus
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civilian market in 1944 and sent it to the Municipal Complex
troops? ■ The offices
of The Dispatch Jan. 9: Columbus Mu-
3 What brand of broom did Harry Potter
receive in the book “Harry Potter and the will be closed nicipal School District
Kameron Wright Sorcerer’s Stone”? and no paper Board review meeting,
4 How long does it take the human blood will be published 11:30 a.m., Sale
Second grade, Annunciation
cell to make a complete circuit of the hu- Monday, Dec. International Studies

58 Low 40
man body — one, five or ten minutes? 24 and Tuesday, Magnet School
High 5 What U.S. university has the largest Dec. 25 in
football stadium by seating capacity? Jan. 14: Columbus
Mostly sunny observance of Municipal School
Full forecast on Answers, 6B Christmas. The District Board regular
page 2A. offices of The
meeting, 6 p.m., Bran-
Dispatch will
don Central Services
also be closed
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2A Tuesday, December 18, 2018 The Dispatch •

Say What?
Did you hear? “The best players in every sport never give up on a play.
CBS denies former CEO Les They know if they keep working, they can impact the
match. This is true of Erin Williams.”
Moonves $120 million severance MSMS girls soccer coach Chuck Yarborough on The Dis-
patch’s Prep Player of the Week, Erin Williams. Story, 1B.

Board of directors concluded Moonves
violated company policy and was
uncooperative with an investigation For Trump, the economy
into sexual misconduct allegations
The Associated Press
if they resisted.
is a potential 2020 storm cloud
“This is an important
reminder that harassment Optimism about the
announced Monday that
happens everywhere, and
that in this moment, even economy has cooled After the Federal Reserve’s likely
former CEO Les Moonves
will not receive his $120
million severance package
someone who has been
perceived as untouchable
will be held accountable,”
somewhat this fall as rate hike this week, all bets are off
after the board of directors said Fatima Goss Graves, Trump’s trade fight By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
concluded he violated com- AP Economics Writer
pany policy and was unco-
a co-founder of the Time’s
Up Legal Defense Fund,
with China rattled
operative with an investiga- WASHINGTON — Having raised interest rates with steady regulari-
tion into sexual misconduct
which provides legal assis-
tance to victims of assault,
the markets ty in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message
allegations. harassment or abuse. “I this week: Flexibility.
The decision, which hope other corporations and CATHERINE LUCEY
On Wednesday, the Fed is set to announce its fourth rate hike of the
came after a five-month are learning that lesson.” The Associated Press year. But after this week, no one is sure what it will do. Neither, most
outside investigation, New York-based CBS likely, is the Fed itself.
capped the downfall of one Corp. said at the time of WA S H I N G T O N A confluence of factors — a global slowdown, a U.S.-China trade war,
of television’s most influen- Moonves’ departure that it — Forget Robert still-mild inflation, stomach-churning drops in stock prices — may have
tial figures, the biggest en- had set aside $120 million Mueller. left Fed officials weighing a shift in policy. Many analysts think the Fed
tertainment powerbroker in severance for him but The greatest will signal Wednesday that it’s considering whether to slow or suspend
to see his career derailed warned that he would not threat to President its rate hikes in 2019 to avoid weakening the economy too much. And
amid the #MeToo move- get the money if the board Donald Trump’s some predict that the rate increases, which began three years ago, will
ment against sexual mis- concluded it had cause to re-election bid may end altogether next year.
conduct. terminate him. not be the slew of in-
A lawyer for Moonves “We have determined vestigations closing Trump again Monday, tweeting that “It is financial system by imposing tariffs,
said the board’s conclusion that there are grounds to in on his Oval Office but a possible incredible that with a very strong Trump seemed eager to ease anx-
“are without merit” but did terminate for cause, includ- economic slowdown. And the presi- dollar and virtually no inflation, the iety recently, striking a trade truce
not say whether the former ing his willful and materi- dent knows it. outside world blowing up around with China after a dinner meeting
CEO would challenge it in al misfeasance, violation The Dow Jones Industrial Aver- us, Paris is burning and China way during an international summit in
arbitration. of company policies and age fell again Monday, the latest dip down, the Fed is even considering Argentina. And when that move
Moonves was ousted in breach of his employment in the roller coaster markets amid yet another interest rate hike. Take only briefly buoyed confidence,
September after allegations contract, as well as his the strain of Trump’s trade war, ris- the Victory!” Trump set off on an erratic bout of
from women who said he willful failure to cooperate ing interest rates and worries about Throughout Trump’s term, the tweeting that rocked the markets
subjected them to mistreat- fully with the company’s a slowing global economy. economy has been strong. And even more.
ment including forced oral investigation,” CBS said in Trump, who has tied his political while the president credits his First Trump declared himself a
sex, groping and retaliation a statement. fortunes to the stock market in an aggressive tax-cut package and “Tariff Man,” promising to inflict as
unprecedented fashion, has ner- deregulation efforts, the gains in much economic pain as possible —
vously watched Wall Street, keeping fact began under President Barack a move that horrified investors. A
CONTACTING THE DISPATCH an eye on the cable television ticker Obama. day later he sought to minimize the
and barking at his aides for updates. Optimism about the economy anxieties, saying there were “very
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The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320) Report: Russia still using social media to roil US politics
Published daily except Saturday. Entered at the post office at Columbus, Mississippi.
Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS The Associated Press disinformation campaign reality and fiction” to help didn’t end with Trump’s
POSTMASTER, Send address changes to:
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Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc., WASHINGTON — more far-reaching than 2016, according to reports Troll farms are still work-
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 Russia’s sweeping political originally thought, with released Monday by the ing to stoke racial and po-
troll farms working to dis- Senate intelligence com- litical passions in America
FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE courage black voters and mittee. at a time of high political
“blur the lines between And the campaign discord.
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the most comprehensive
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Mississippi appeal seeks to revive 15-week abortion ban
The law was signed in March by Republican ments later to the 5th Circuit,
which handles cases from Lou-
The only abortion clinic in
Mississippi says it provides
the pregnant woman’s last men-
strual period.
Gov. Phil Bryant, and the state’s only isiana, Mississippi and Texas,
and is considered one of the
abortions until 16 weeks.
The Mississippi law and the
The Mississippi law would
allow exceptions to the 15-week
abortion clinic immediately sued the state most conservative federal ap- responding lawsuit set up a ban in cases of medical emer-
peals courts. confrontation sought by abor- gency or severe fetal abnormal-
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS injunction the next day to pre- Beth Orlansky, an attorney tion opponents, who are hoping ity. Doctors found in violation
The Associated Press vent the state from enforcing for the Mississippi Center for federal courts will ultimately of the ban would face mandato-
the law. Then he issued a more Justice, said in a statement Mon- prohibit abortions before a fetus ry suspension or revocation of
JACKSON — Mississippi is
extensive ruling Nov. 20, find- day that the 15-week ban could is viable outside the womb, the their medical license.
trying to revive one the most
ing that the law “unequivocally” hurt low-income women who dividing line that the U.S. Su- Because of Reeves’ ruling on
restrictive abortion laws in the
violates women’s constitutional can’t afford to travel to another preme Court set in its 1973 rul- the Mississippi law, a similar
The state’s Democratic at- rights. state for an abortion. ing saying that women have the law in Louisiana is on hold. The
torney general, Jim Hood, filed Hood will ask the 5th U.S. Nancy Northup, president right to terminate pregnancies. 15-week abortion ban signed
a notice of appeal Monday in Circuit Court of Appeals to and CEO of the Center for Re- In his Nov. 20 decision, by Louisiana Democratic Gov.
support of a Mississippi law that overturn Reeves’ decision about productive Rights, said: “Mis- Reeves cited Supreme Court John Bel Edwards earlier this
would ban most abortions after the constitutionality of the law. sissippi is knowingly violating rulings and wrote that states year contains language saying
15 weeks. Hood has said other federal cir- women’s constitutional rights may not ban abortions before the law will take effect only if a
The law was signed in March cuits have reviewed laws ban- in a shameless attempt to eradi- viability. He wrote that viability federal court upholds the law in
by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, ning abortion at 15 to 20 weeks, cate abortion access in the state. must be determined by trained Mississippi.
and the state’s only abortion but the 5th U.S. Circuit hasn’t The district court resoundingly medical professionals, and the An Iowa law, also challenged
clinic immediately sued the yet reviewed such a case. rejected this ban as a clear vio- “established medical consen- in court, bans most abortions
state. U.S. District Judge Carl- Supporters and opponents of lation of Roe v. Wade and the ap- sus” is that viability typically once a fetal heartbeat is detect-
ton Reeves issued a temporary the law will file detailed argu- peals court should do the same.” begins at 23 to 24 weeks after ed.

Continued from Page 1A
questioned whether the aggregate point — the
county is using the cor- total amount of liability
rect “formula” to make the county would have
sure taxpayers aren’t foot- to meet if all of the de-
ing the bill for dependent pendents and employees
premiums — indicating maxed out their insur-
those employees should ance claims in the same
be paying more for that year.
coverage. If that happens, he said,
She repeatedly re- the county could be on
ferred to a different “for- the hook for up to $75,000
mula” the county should in health insurance costs
be using to determine for every insured person.
premiums for dependent With 180 employees and
coverage, citing a recent dependents, that cost
presentation to the board could soar well over $15
by Cigna firm representa- million, he said. In that
tive Les Smith who was case, the county would be
trying to sell services to responsible for paying the
the county. cost.
“What I’m challenging He said the county
is the formula,” Miller could add aggregate re-
said. “I’m saying we need insurance to its policy,
to investigate the formula which would minimize its
that is supposed to be an exposure in a catastroph-
adequate amount.” ic scenario.
Other supervisors, “If they know that’s
as well as County At- their maximum, then at
torney Rob Roberson, that point, they have a
questioned what formula decision to make,” Smith
Miller thought the county said. “Do we fund to that
should be using, but she exposure, so we know
did not provide them with we’re fiscally making a
one. good decision for this
“I’ll bring it to you Alex Holloway/Dispatch Staff
county? If they fund, how
before the next meet- Board Attorney Rob Roberson talks to Oktibbeha County supervisors. Roberson is investigating whether the coun-
ty’s employee dependent coverage meets adequate funding requirements under state law. do they do that? They
ing,” Miller said. “I’ll get have to charge that in
(Smith) to email it.” premiums for dependent
spouse only coverage. ample, he said, if depen- into Oktibbeha County’s vide lower administrative
Miller sent a formu- care.”
The documentation dent insurance costs $10, insurance policy. How- costs to the county.
la via text message to a Trainer said the county
also shows for the most the county tries to set the ever, he said the office’s Miller said the admin-
Dispatch reporter late would have to weigh rais-
recent insurance peri- premium to at least $11. primary concern is to en- istrative fees for Cigna
Monday night. She at ing insurance premiums
od, from Dec. 1, 2017 Whether there’s a legal sure that employees pay were cited at $583,740,
first said she found it “on against the likelihood of
through Nov. 30 of this requirement through a the full premium for their compared to the $619,135
Google” and later said it any major hits to its insur-
year, the county collected formula to set it higher is dependents. BCBS charges.
appeared on the “Bureau
$171,945 in premiums for unclear. He said he will “For any beneficiary, At Monday’s meeting, ance. He said the county,
of Labor” website. How
dependent coverage for look into the matter and the employee has got to supervisors were reluc- so far, has not experi-
the formula relates to the
its employees. During the report back to supervi- pay the entirety of the tant to change insurance enced such a situation.
county’s insurance cov-
same period, the county sors with his findings. premium,” he said. companies in the middle “We were informed
erage is unclear and The
received $109,823.92 in “It’s a relevant ques- Garrard confirmed the of the term but voted to that we weren’t charging
Dispatch has been unable
claims for those depen- tion, but the meat of it employee deductions the reopen the matter in the our employees enough,”
to verify on what website
dents. is to make certain that county presently charges spring, to give sufficient Trainer said. “That right
it appears.
Roberson, speaking we’re keeping the coun- fully cover the costs for time to consider a pos- there would be a point of
with media after Mon- ty protected in terms of sible change before the contention. You’d have
Records: Employees are day’s meeting, said he’s what we’re charging,”
dependent coverage.
next insurance term. to explain that to some
sufficiently covering not aware of any state Roberson said. “... I don’t
Cigna competing for Smith told The Dis- unhappy employees once
costs statute that dictates a for- know the answer to that, patch the issue with the they got that notice. And
According to docu- mula by which the county but at the moment, my county’s business county’s dependent pre- we haven’t had any cata-
ments County Admin- has to set the premiums knee-jerk is there’s not a Supervisors, on a rec- miums came to wheth- strophic losses that would
istrator Emily Garrard for its insurance cover- formula that I’m aware of ommendation from Gar- er they could meet the put us in jeopardy.”
provided The Dispatch, age. He said the county through state law.” rard, opted to remain with
the county deducts the sets the premiums at a Logan Reeves, a BCBS as its third-party
monthly cost of employ- level that covers the costs spokesperson for the administrator for this
ees’ dependent insurance while still seeking to pro- State Auditor’s Office, year’s insurance term.
premiums from their pay. vide the most affordable said the office cannot However, Smith with
That cost is $525 for insurance possible to em- confirm if it has received Cigna presented to the
family coverage, $315 for ployees. any complaints about or board earlier this month,
children only or $300 for As a hypothetical ex- initiated an investigation contending he could pro-

Around the state
Teen charged with shots into a house near Dogs credited with ment that morning and
Verona, killing Walton was reported missing.
third shooting, second and wounding four oth- finding woman who She had failed to drive
murder in 8 months ers. crashed into ravine around a curve, and her
TUPELO — A Missis- Betts was earlier VICKSBURG — Sever- car flipped into a 40-foot
sippi teen is jailed after charged with first-degree al dogs in Vicksburg, Mis- deep ravine. She was able
officials arrested him murder for a March 22 sissippi, are credited with to get out of the car, but
for the drive-by shooting shooting at a Verona car finding a woman who had couldn’t scale the sides of
death of a 66-year-old wash. He’s also charged crashed into a ravine and
the ravine.
woman. with aggravated assault in been reported missing.
Vicksburg Police Lt.
Lee County Sheriff Jim a July 8 convenience store The Vicksburg Post
Johnson tells news outlets shooting that injured two. reported Monday that Johnnie Edwards says he
17-year-old Latavious Bet- The teen is jailed Blackie, Spottie and a was searching for Palm-
ts is charged as an adult without bail because he’s third dog heard 76-year- er and noticed the dogs
with murder and aggra- accused of violating pre- old Corrine Palmer cry- gathered at the ravine. He
vated assault in Annie vious release terms. It’s ing for help early Friday. says went to see what was
Walton’s Dec. 7 death. unclear if he has a lawyer. Warren County sheriff’s going on and found Palm-
Johnson says Betts Betts was captured Friday office reports say Palmer er, who was treated for
fired a dozen or more after a week on the run. didn’t attend an appoint- exposure.
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Mississippi voices
Out with the old, in with the new on many fronts
OXFORD — It’s Their thinking is tractive, she became the first about every county and state Routine is rare now, so after
probably premature also not completely female governor of South public office starts Jan. 2 and, years of adhering to a fixed
to make projections without merit. It’s Carolina in 2011 and accepted though there’s no voting until schedule my plan is aggravate
for the new year just that Trump’s Trump’s appointment as the June primaries, qualifying fish more often than people,
when the old one not the one capa- nation’s U.N. ambassador two closes March 1. Why so soon? and to submit columns now
has a week or so ble of introducing years ago. She has resigned Incumbency protection. If a and then. If editors want to
left, so apologies for integrity, clarity or that job effective Jan. 1, and, newcomer decides to run for use them, they may. If not,
getting ahead of the consistency to D.C. like O’Rourke, she seems judge, supervisor, sheriff or the that’s OK, too. In more than
calendar. Still, here — being so bereft of destined for her party’s nomi- Legislature a full six months three decades, I’ve given
goes: these traits himself. nation. before the general election — them about 3 million words to
n Taps for Some in the n Vice President Bryant? oops, too late. pore over and, well, there are
Trump. Trump army will It could happen. That said, the Legislature younger, brighter minds out
It won’t be the Charlie Mitchell never accept remov- If Trump is removed, the will be in session during the there.
loyal opposition that al him is best for the new president, Mike Pence, qualifying period so the peace The business of opinioniz-
removes our presi- nation. They were will need a VP. Mississippi’s on Earth everybody talks ing is a privilege. I’ve never
dent in 2019. Yes, House Demo- so lured by ideals of making lame duck governor has devel- about before Christmas will considered myself smarter
crats will certify impeachment, America great again — want- oped and maintained strong extend into the new year. No than readers, and when I write
but Senate Republicans will ing peace, prosperity, respect ties to the White House. He’s initiatives. No fresh ideas. No about public officials I’ve tried
deem him worthy of removal, for the working class, balanced a willing worker and could get use upsetting folks, you know. to remember that at least they
lest he take what remains of trade — they refuse to see his the job. Money will be found for raises submitted themselves to a
party principles with him. lack of fitness or ability to do If that doesn’t happen, some for state employees, including public vote — something I
n Angst in the army. the job. suggest that U.S. Sen. Cindy teachers. Small raises, but never did.
Few presidents have had n Texas and South Carolina. Hyde-Smith is a placeholder for enough to earn votes. Readers have tried to figure
as many “all-in” supporters, Many in Mississippi don’t Phil Bryant. At some point in Off into the sunset. me out as much as I have
explainers, defenders. Their know the name of Beto O’Ro- her 24-month term, she could Enough with the guesswork. tried to figure them out. One
thinking is not hard to sum- urke. They will. accept a U.S. Department of Here’s something definite. thing I learned is that only a
marize. 1. He was better than He’s the Texas Democrat Agriculture or private cattle The first weekly opinion col- few readers make it to the last
the other choice. 2. The capital who came within 2.6 per- industry position, leaving Bry- umn I wrote was on Labor Day paragraph.
desperately needs a purge centage points of defeating ant to step into the Senate seat 1986. In the 32 years since, To those who did this week,
and a double-dose of common Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz after leaving the Governor’s much has changed in journal- thank you. It has been a joy.
sense. 3. Plenty of others do last month. Young with Kenne- Mansion. ism and in readers’ habits. Rou- Charlie Mitchell is an
the same bad acts and either dy-like charm, he will emerge Once more to the polls. tine was prime back in the day. associate dean of journalism at
no one cares or we bleeding as his party’s frontrunner. The new year will be a If it was Sunday, the crossword the University of Mississippi.
hearts of the media provide Most have heard of Nikki state election year in Mis- puzzle was bigger. Saturday Email reaches him at cmitch-
cover. 4. RINOS are all talk. Haley. Also young and at- sissippi. Qualifying for just was for the religion writer.

Health care

May you be healthy
and covered in 2019
A federal judge in Texas just threw
out the Affordable Care Act root and
branch. If the decision were to survive
legal challenges, an estimated 17 mil-
lion Americans could lose their health
coverage. Uncounted others would face
monstrous premium hikes as protec-
tions for pre-existing conditions vanish.
Upheld, the ruling would rocket
Republicans toward their goal of killing
Obamacare. President Trump didn’t
hold back his joy, hailing it as “a big, big
victory” by a “highly, highly respected” Froma Harrop
The downside for Republicans is that the program has become
quite popular. That’s why they didn’t actually repeal it though
they could have. Instead, they tried to dismantle it, screw by
screw, in the dark of night.
Republicans had two years to replace or fix the ACA to their
liking. They didn’t do it.
Trump said that if the judge’s ruling stands, “we will get great,
great health care for our people.” Right, like Mexico will pay for
that big, beautiful wall.
Time would be better spent discussing what Democrats
should do, now that they will soon command a House majority.
What they shouldn’t do is push a radical makeover of the
health care system in one swoop. A massive Medicare-for-all
initiative would burden an already exhausted public with more
disruption. Even a good number of Democratic House members
oppose that approach.
Half of Americans — 160 million people — get their health
coverage through their employer. Many may have complaints
about rising premiums and out-of-pocket payments, but the great
majority say they’re quite content with their health care. They
might be better off in Medicare, but they don’t know that yet.
Better to start small. Start by letting Americans just below the
Medicare eligibility age of 65 buy into the program — say, those
55 and up. The concept, “Medicare for more,” has been around
for a while.
What would this do?
First off, it would help the group stuck with the highest premi-
ums in the ACA insurance marketplaces. In most states, premi-
ums rise with the subscriber’s age. Older Americans are charged
more because they tend to use more health care. A Medicare
buy-in would be especially helpful to those who earn too much
to qualify for subsidies and currently face high premiums and
Secondly, “Medicare for more” would be voluntary. There
would be no coercion. People who qualify could take the deal or
Thirdly, it would be a step toward “Medicare for all.” It would
demonstrate what happens when Medicare starts covering
people who are still working. Seeing that the roof doesn’t crash
down, the public might be more open to lowering the buy-in age
In the meantime, Democrats must fight in the courts and in
the corridors of Congress to defend the ACA that we have. And
they should redouble efforts to lower the outrageous cost of
drugs. With Trump’s power to intimidate waning, some Republi-
cans might work with them.
So much is at stake. In addition to the losses listed at top, the
demise of the ACA would end guaranteed maternity care. Treat-
ment for addictions, gone. Importantly for Americans of modest
means, the dignity of going to the doctor through the front door
would be taken away.
Americans have seen the Promised Land of health care secu-
rity, and one can’t expect them to be shuttled back to the desert
quietly. They spoke loudly in the recent midterms. If Republicans
could lose 40 House seats in good part because of their threats
to take away ACA benefits, imagine the results in 2020 if they
actually did.
What happens to health coverage in 2019 will be a big, big
deal for everyone. May you keep yours.
Froma Harrop, a syndicated columnist, writes for the Providence
(Rhode Island) Journal. Her e-mail address is
The Dispatch • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5A

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy
Life expectancy in Hawaii topped all other
states at 82 years and Mississippi’s estimate As US life expectancy falls, West
of 74.9 years was the lowest
By NICKY FORSTER tracts, which are geographic
Virginia offers lessons
AP Data Journalist areas that encompass roughly
AP Medical Writer ‘It seems that the worst outcomes
4,000 residents. The AP found
NEW YORK — Even your
lifespan can be local.
that certain demographic qual- MADISON, W.Va. — If you want to under- happen here first. We’re the
ities — high rates of unemploy-
Researchers have long said
that health disparities are
ment, low household income, a
stand why U.S. life expectancy is declining,
West Virginia is a good place to start.
canary in the coal mine.’
concentration of black or Na- The state is a bellwether of bad health, por- Dr. Michael Brumage, a West Virginia
heavily influenced by where
tive American residents and tending major problems years before they be- University public health expert
you live. New data from the Na-
low rates of high school educa- came severe nationally.
tional Center for Health Statis-
tion — affected life expectancy “It seems that the worst outcomes happen 10 years ago. The nation’s suicide rate is where
tics show just how much your
neighborhood can impact the in most neighborhoods. here first,” said Dr. Michael Brumage, a West West Virginia’s was nearly 20 years ago.
length of your life. An increase of 10 percent- Virginia University public health expert who Obesity was common in West Virginia before
In recent years, the U.S. has age points in the unemploy- formerly ran the health department in Charles- it became widespread in the rest of the coun-
seen overall life expectancy de- ment rate in a neighborhood ton. “We’re the canary in the coal mine.” try. And life expectancy started tumbling in the
crease, from 78.7 years in 2015 translated to a loss of roughly a The drug overdose death rate for all Amer- Mountain State before it began falling across
to 78.6 years in 2017. Experts year and a half of life expectan- icans today is where West Virginia’s rate was the U.S.
have pointed to opioid addiction cy, the AP found. A neighbor-
and an increase in suicides as hood where more adults failed
the main reasons. to graduate high school had tween 2010 and 2015 in part of in Chatham County — a child The AP analysis also found
Behind that national average shorter predicted longevity. the northern half of Roosevelt born between 2010 and 2015 discrepancies among states.
are American neighborhoods New York state had the Island have an estimated life can expect to live 97.5 years, Life expectancy in Hawaii
where recently born residents largest range for life expectan- expectancy of 59 years; a child the highest estimated lifespan topped all other states at 82
can expect to live much longer, cy among its neighborhoods, born 6 miles away in Chinatown for any neighborhood in the years. Mississippi’s estimate
or much shorter, lives. spanning 34.5 years. The plac- in lower Manhattan can expect U.S. A child in part of Stilwell in of 74.9 was the lowest, followed
The Associated Press ana- es with the highest and low- to live 93.6 years. Adair County, Oklahoma, can closely by West Virginia, Al-
lyzed life expectancy and demo- est estimates are both in New In one North Carolina neigh- expect 59 years on average, the abama, Oklahoma and Ken-
graphic data for 65,662 census York City. Children born be- borhood — Fearrington Village nation’s lowest. tucky.

US surgeon general warns of teen Study: Child abuse climbs
risks from e-cigarettes after Friday report cards

An estimated 3.6 million U.S. in tobacco
use. An
have been pitched to adult
smokers as a less-harmful
AP Medical Writer

Child abuse increases the day after school re-
teens are now using e-cigarettes, estimated
3.6 million
alternative to cigarettes,
though there’s been lit- port cards are released — but only when kids get
representing 1 in 5 high school U.S. teens tle research on the long- their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida sug-
are now us- term health effects or on
students and 1 in 20 middle schoolers ing e-ciga- whether they help people
The curious finding startled researchers, who
had figured abuse might go up regardless of the
rettes, rep- Adams quit. Even more worri-
By MAT THEW PERRONE children from using e-cig- specific day kids got their grades.
resenting 1 some, a growing body of
AP Health Writer arettes. Federal law bars But their study of reports to a child abuse ho-
in 5 high school students research suggests that
the sale of e-cigarettes to tline that included broken bones, burns and other
WASHINGTON — and 1 in 20 middle school- teens who vape are more confirmed abuse found otherwise. An increase
those under 18. ers, according to the lat- likely to try regular ciga-
The government’s top only occurred on Saturdays after a report-card
For young people, “nic- est federal figures. rettes.
doctor is taking aim at Friday. Though overall rates were small, there
otine is dangerous and it Separate survey re- Adams singled out
the best-selling electron- were almost four times more cases on those Sat-
can have negative health sults released Monday Silicon Valley startup
ic cigarette brand in the urdays than on other Saturdays. No apparent
U.S., urging swift action effects,” Adams said in an showed twice as many Juul. The company leap- connection between report cards and abuse was
to prevent Juul and sim- interview. “It can impact high school students used frogged over its larger found on other days of the week.
ilar vaping brands from learning, attention and e-cigarettes this year competitors with online “Anecdotally, we know a lot of parents will
addicting millions of teen- memory, and it can prime compared to last year. promotions portraying spank their children or use corporal punishment
agers. the youth brain for addic- E-cigarettes and other their small device as the if they’re unsatisfied with their school work,” said
In an advisory Tues- tion.” vaping devices have been latest high-tech gadget University of Florida psychologist Melissa Bright,
day, Surgeon General Je- Federal officials are sold in the U.S. since for hip, attractive young the lead author.
rome Adams said parents, scrambling to reverse a 2007, growing into a $6.6 people. Analysts now That punishment may become abusive when
teachers, health profes- recent explosion in teen billion business. Most estimate the company kids don’t have school the next day and parents
sionals and government vaping that public health devices heat a flavored controls more than 75 think injuries might be more likely to go unno-
officials must take “ag- officials fear could under- nicotine solution into an percent of the U.S. e-cig- ticed, the researchers said, noting that teachers
gressive steps” to keep mine decades of declines inhalable vapor. They arette market. are required to report suspected child abuse. Or,
it could be that severe punishment is less likely on
weekdays when parents are too busy to focus on
report cards, Bright said.

Area obituaries Helen Mae Logan
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH ender Memorial Chap- Sulligent. Otts Funeral Timothy Davis
OBITUARY POLICY el. Lavender’s Funeral Home is in charge of Helen Mae Logan, 94, passed
Obituaries with basic informa- COLUMBUS — Tim- away on Monday, December 10,
Service is in charge of arrangements. othy Allen Davis, 66,
tion including visitation and
arrangements. Mrs. Dinnen was 2018, at her home in Columbus,
service times, are provided died Dec. 18, 2018, at MS.
free of charge. Extended born June 5, 1924, in
his residence. Visitation was Saturday, De-
obituaries with a photograph, Robert Guin Urbana, Ohio, to the
Arrangements are cember 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM
detailed biographical informa-
COLUMBUS — late William Joseph
tion and other details families and Pauline Gulick. incomplete and will be – 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral
may wish to include, are avail-
Robert “Ronnie” Guin, announced by Lowndes Home, Columbus, MS. A funer-
66, died Dec. 17, 2018, She attended school in
able for a fee. Obituaries must
Springfield, Ohio. She Funeral Home. al service followed at 11:00 AM
be submitted through funeral at University Medical in the Lowndes Funeral Home
homes unless the deceased’s Center in Jackson. was formerly employed
body has been donated to Services will be at noon as a postmistress in Bill Wilkins chapel with Pastor Steve Joiner
science. If the deceased’s Ohio, a department BROOSKVILLE — of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Thursday at Lowndes Interment was at Memorial Gardens, Columbus,
body was donated to science,
Funeral Home Chap- store clerk, office work- Bill Wilkins died Dec.
the family must provide official er, cashier, seamstress 17, 2018, at his resi- MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
proof of death. Please submit el. Burial will follow Mrs. Logan was born January 12, 1924, in
and plant nursery work- dence.
all obituaries on the form pro- at Egger Cemetery. Birmingham, AL, to Elaine and George W. Sim-
er. She was a member Arrangements are
vided by The Commercial Dis- Visitation will be one mons, Jr. She married Albert “Terry” Logan, July
of Crossing Community incomplete and will be
patch. Free notices must be hour prior to services 04, 1942. Together they moved to Columbus, MS
submitted to the newspaper Church in Fort Pierce. announced by Cockrell
at the funeral home. and became members of the First Church of the
no later than 3 p.m. the day In addition to her Funeral Home.
Lowndes Funeral Home Nazarene. They raised their family in Columbus
prior for publication Tuesday parents, she was pre-
through Friday; no later than 4 is in charge of arrange- ceded in death by her as she enjoyed a long working career as a sales
p.m. Saturday for the Sunday ments. husband, Floyd Vernon associate with Eggers, Woolco and Ruth’s Cloth-
edition; and no later than 7:30
Dinnen; daughter, ing Stores in Columbus. Mrs, Logan also worked
a.m. for the Monday edition.
Incomplete notices must be re-
Martha Dinnen Victoria Lowrance; and with Bosch until her retirement. She loved to
FORT PIERCE, Fla. brother, William Joseph travel, enjoyed shopping and spending time with
ceived no later than 7:30 a.m.
for the Monday through Friday — Martha June Joseph Jr. her friends, children, grandchildren and church
editions. Paid notices must be Dinnen, 94, died Dec. She is survived by family.
finalized by 3 p.m. for inclusion 16, 2018, at Generations her son, Larry Dinnen She was preceded in death by her loving hus-
the next day Monday through of Vernon in Vernon, of Longanville, Geor- band, Albert “Terry” Logan in 1977; and her par-
Thursday; and on Friday by 3
Alabama. gia; daughter, Karen ents.
p.m. for Sunday and Monday
Services and burial Thomas of Sulligent; Her life will forever be cherished in the lives
publication. For more informa-
will be held at a later brother, Ronald Joseph of the family she leaves behind; son, Michael Lo-
tion, call 662-328-2471.
date in Forest Hills of Stevensville, Mary- gan of Columbus, MS; daughters, Marilyn Logan
Memorial Park in Palm land; seven grandchil- of White Bear Lake, MN and Rebecca (Lance)
Bettie Henry-Wilson City, Florida. Visita- dren; 17 great-grand- Annie L. Tate Mitchner of Bolivia, NC; sister, Doris Robinson
COLUMBUS — Bet- Visitation: of Millport, AL; grandchildren, Traci Wahman,
tion will be from 4-6 children; and three Thursday, Dec. 20 • 12-1 PM
tie Ruth Henry-Wilson, great-great-grandchil- Amy Hyser, Justin Mitchner, Rebecca Lynn Lo-
p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Gunter Peel
70, died Dec. 16, 2018, dren. Funeral Home gan and Terry Logan; great-grandchildren, An-
Otts Funeral Home in 2nd Ave. North Location
at Baptist Memorial Services: thony Logan Tidwell, Cecilia Tidwell, Sam Hyser
Hospital-Golden Trian- Thursday, Dec. 20 • 1 PM and Savannah Hyser.
gle. Somewhere down the road you’re going Memorial Gunter Peel Pallbearers will be Bernarr Howell, Roger
Home Going Cele- to have to think about it. Funeral Home
2nd Ave. North Location Tousley, Bruce Williams, Lonnie Clardy, Arky
bration services will be We all face it, but most of us avoid thinking about it: Burial Beal and Billy Woods. Honorary Pallbearers will
final preparations. Friendship Cemetery
at 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. be Tommy Beatty, Cecil Pew and Mrs. Logan’s
Olive M.B. Church in When Caring Counts... nurse and special friend, Delois Malone, as well
Millport with the Rev. as the whole Malone family.
Major Charleston offici- In lieu of flowers the family requests that me-
ating. Burial will follow FUNERAL HOME
morials may be made to The First Church of the
at Bankhead Cemetery. & CREMATORY Nazarene, 2722 Ridge Rd., Columbus, MS 39705.
Visitation will be from 1131 N. Lehmberg Rd. Compliments of
5-6 p.m. Thursday at Columbus, MS 39702 Lowndes Funeral Home
the James and Lola Lav-
(662) 328-1808
6A Tuesday, December 18, 2018 The Dispatch •

Mississippi GOP senator sworn
in after special election win
Hyde-Smith is the first woman elected to represent 27 special election
runoff and will finish
Mississippi in either chamber of Congress the final two years of
the six-year term Co-
The Associated Press Hatch of Utah. chran started.
It’s the second time Hyde-Smith State election
JACKSON — A Republican U.S. has been sworn in to the Senate. officials last week
senator from Mississippi has taken certified the special
The first time was in April, when Hyde-Smith
her oath of office nearly three weeks election results, with
after winning a special election. she was appointed to temporarily Hyde-Smith winning 54 percent to
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith was succeed retired Republican Sen. Espy’s 46 percent.
administered the oath Monday in Thad Cochran. Hyde-Smith is the first woman
Washington by the Senate’s presi- Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat- elected to represent Mississippi in
dent pro tempore, Republican Orin ic challenger Mike Espy in a Nov. either chamber of Congress.

Suspect in custody for West Point shooting
Suspect shot victim in parked car ger window and shot the
victim twice, according
been charged yet in the
shooting, but a suspect is
Dispatch Staff Report Marshall Park off College to West Point Police Chief now in custody.
Street in West Point. The Avery Cook. The victim “We have a suspect we
A West Point man was shooter hit the driver’s was taken to Mississippi
hospitalized after a Mon- side of a parked vehicle, Medical Center-Tupelo are talking to right now,”
day night shooting. which had two occu- for treatment and is in sta- Cook said. “We are still in
The shooting occurred pants. The shooter then ble condition. the early process of try-
just before 6 p.m. near approached the passen- Cook said no one has ing to figure it out.”

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lison Kizer, who ran unop- Brooks and bers if appointed I would
posed for county judge in approved run for the position. Even
November. McClanahan unanimous- without the appointment,
will be sworn in in January ly. I am still considering run-
and serve through the end S m it h ning for county prosecutor
of 2019. was the only and other offices.”
The other applicants applicant to McClanahan said he
were Will Cooper, Chuck attend the wouldn’t speculate why he
Easley, William Starks, m e e t i n g Sanders Holliman Smith
was chosen for the job, but
Steve Wallace and Corky and both “We just feel like there did admit his promise not
Smith. Holliman and Sanders ad- shouldn’t be an endorse- to run to retain the job in
At Monday’s board dressed Smith in explain- ment by the board of su- November probably fac-
meeting, only McClanah- ing their vote. pervisors for somebody tored into the decision.
an and Smith came up for In short, McClanahan running for the prosecu- “I’m kind of in the
votes. wants the post only for tor position in the general fourth quarter of the
District 5 Supervisor the remainder of the term, election.” game,” McClanahan said.
Leroy Brooks moved for while Smith and the other Smith, who once “I don’t want to get tied
the job to go to Smith, applicants indicated an in- served as an assistant to down, so I didn’t have any
but the motion failed by a tent to run for election to then-County Attorney Tim problem being appointed
3-2 vote, with Brooks and the position next year. Hudson in 2010, took the with that condition.”
District 4 Supervisors Jeff “It’s nothing against board’s decision in stride.
Smith voting in favor and Corky, but the way I look “I had hoped as the
board president Harry at it, everybody else was only applicant in the pool
Sanders, District 2 Super- planning on running (in with any experience as the
visor Bill Brigham and November) except Mr. county prosecutor, I’d have
District 3 Supervisor John McClanahan, so this will a leg up,” he said. “I wish
Holliman voting no. make it an even playing Hal all the best and am hap-
Sanders then nominat- field for everybody,” Holli- py to work with him over
ed McClanahan, a motion man said. the next eleven months. I
that was seconded by “I agree,” Sanders said. did tell all the board mem-

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’
Man must watch the Disney classic in nearby Barton County
for a firearms probation
at least once a month during his violation.
His father, David Ber-
year-long jail sentence ry Sr., and his brother,
Kyle Berry, were arrested
The Associated Press Berry, his father, two in August after a nearly
brothers and another nine-month investigation
OZARKS, Mo. — A man who helped them that also involved cases
Missouri poacher has had their hunting, fishing in Kansas, Nebraska and
been ordered to repeated- and trapping privileges re- Canada. The Missouri
ly watch the movie “Bam- voked temporarily or per- Department of Conserva-
bi” as part of his sentence manently. The men have tion said information from
in a scheme to illegally kill paid a combined $51,000 the investigation led to 14
hundreds of deer. in fines and court costs Missouri residents facing
David Berry Jr. was
— but the judge ordered a more than 230 charges in
ordered to watch the Dis-
special addition to Berry’s 11 counties.
ney classic at least once
sentence for illegally tak- Investigators say David
a month during his year-
ing wildlife. Berry Sr.’s other son, Eric
long jail sentence in what
conservation agents have Court records show he Berry, was later caught
called one of the largest was ordered by Lawrence with another person
deer poaching cases in County Judge Robert spotlighting deer, where
state history, the Spring- George to “view the Walt poachers use light at night
field News-Leader reports. Disney movie Bambi, with to make deer pause and
“The deer were tro- the first viewing being on easier to hunt.
phy bucks taken illegally, or before December 23, The investigation into
mostly at night, for their 2018, and at least one such the Berrys began in late
heads, leaving the bodies viewing each month there- 2015, when the conserva-
of the deer to waste,” said after” while at the county tion agency received an
Don Trotter, the prosecut- jail. anonymous tip about deer
ing attorney in Lawrence Berry was also sen- poaching in Lawrence
County. tenced to 120 days in jail County.

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this was a way to get out lence and behavioral ex- that,” she said. “That’s the
of school because we are pectations so they know hardest part about man-
way past that nationally.” what is and isn’t appropri- aging a situation like this,
She said the schools ate.
because you never know.”
have programs in place to “There’s no socioeco-
ensure teachers and ad- nomic status or criteria Dispatch reporter Mary
ministrators are talking why a person would have Pollitz contributed to this
with students about vio- a will to make a threat like report.

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Subject: NATS
NFL: Saints 12, Panthers 9
Adam Minichino

THE DISPATCH n CDISPATCH.COM n Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Saints close in on home field with win
By STEVE REED night when Drew Brees and from running back Christian
The Associated Press the offense couldn’t get much McCaffrey to tight end Chris
going. Manhertz — and an intercep-
CHARLOT TE, N.C. — New Alvin Kamara had 103 yards tion return by Donte Jackson on
Orleans put the clamps on Cam from scrimmage and a touch- a 2-point conversion attempt.
Newton, and the Saints beat down, and Brees had 203 yards The Saints limited Carolina
the Carolina Panthers 12-9 on passing for the Saints (12-2), (6-8) to 247 yards and 13 first
Monday night to take a big step who took a one-game lead in downs as Newton struggled
toward locking up home-field the NFC over the Rams. The throwing the ball more than 10
advantage in the NFC playoffs. Saints close the season at home yards down the field with a sore
The Saints’ defense, which against Pittsburgh and Caroli- right shoulder.
has been among the best in the na; the Rams visit Arizona and The Panthers have lost six
league the last six weeks, held host San Francisco. straight and are all but elimi-
the former MVP to 131 yards Carolina’s only scores came nated from playoff contention. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports
passing, sacked him four times off a trick play on fourth down New Orleans Saints strong safety Vonn Bell (24) reacts to a stop in
They’re 1½ games behind the the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers Monday night.
and forced two turnovers on a — a 50-yard touchdown pass See SAINTS, 4B


MUW mourns Morgan helps
former AD bolster MSU
Spearman secondary
By Adam Minichino By Brett Hudson

Glenn Schmidt had a lot of in- STARKVILLE — Bob Shoop
fluences in nearly 40 years as a had options when Jaquarius
teacher and as a coach. Landrews was the second starting
It’s hard to dispute Jo Edna Star, the nickel defensive back, to
Spearman left an indelible im- go down with injury, his coming
pression on Schmidt in the time against Louisiana Tech.
they worked together at the Mis- Mississippi State’s defensive
sissippi University for Women. coordinator could have easily cho-
“She had a wis- sen a baptism by fire for freshman
dom about her that Marcus Murphy at the same posi-
you needed to listen tion.
to everything she If MSU elected to shuffle at
said,” Schmidt said. Blake Williams/Mississippi State Athletic Media Relations safety rather than
“She was a big, Jordan Danberry (24) will help lead the No. 4 Mississippi State women’s basketball Star, it put Stephen
positive influence team in tonight’s Top 10 matchup at No. 7 Oregon (9 p.m., ESPN2). Adegoke on schol-
in my life and she arship for this exact

Spearman loved The W. She reason — depth —
gave her life to it.” and his time could
Spearman, who began her ca- have been called.
reer at Mississippi State College Instead, it called
for Women as an instructor in Au- on C.J. Morgan. Morgan
gust 1974 and retired as Emeritus No 4 Mississippi State hopes to learn a lot on trip to No. 7 Oregon, Washington The sophomore
Professor and Head, Division of from Bossier City,
Health and Kinesiology; Athletic STARKVILLE GAME 11
Louisiana, was the answer when
Director in 2005, died Monday. et the alarm clock for a nap Tuesday the No. 18 Bulldogs were down
n At No. 7 Oregon, 9 p.m. Today (ESPN2;
Spearman had recently relocated afternoon. WKBB-FM 100.9) two defensive backs going into
to Texas to be closer to family. Get a bowl for microwave or the final three weeks of the sea-
She was 77. white cheddar cheese popcorn and your son. He did not disappoint.
favorite beverage ready. MSU coach Vic Schaefer’s heart — and
“Today is a very sad day for the “He earned it. He said thank
MUW athletics family,” The W Don’t get too comfortable, is second in turnovers per game
you for giving him the opportuni-
Director of Athletics Jason Tru- though, because you want to be (10.8). MSU will try to combat ty, but I told him I didn’t give him
fant said. able to stay awake for all of the those areas of strength with anything, he earned it,” Shoop
“Dr. Spearman guided this ath- No. 4 Mississippi State women’s the nation’s fourth-best scoring told The Dispatch.
letics department for many years basketball team’s game against defense (50.3 ppg.) and the No. 1 Morgan ended the regular sea-
and was a one of the first individ- No. 7 Oregon. The game tips off scoring margin (42 ppg.). son with 16 tackles — 12 of them
uals I met on this campus. Wel- at 9 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2) in came in the final three games as
Let’s not forget Oregon (8-1)
coming, genuine, thoughtful, and Eugene, Oregon. Adam a starter.
leader are just a few words that The matchup features the is second nationally in field goal
Minichino He also tallied his second in-
come to mind when I think of her. nation’s top two scoring teams percentage (52.4) and MSU is terception of the season in the
Our thoughts and prayers go out (Oregon averages 92.4 points per fifth (51.5). Arkansas game, the particulars
to the family. She will be forever game; MSU 92.3). Oregon also leads the So will this one be one of those old of that play showing his develop-
missed.” nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.93) last-team-with-the-ball-wins games? ment in the new role.
See SPEARMAN, 4B — a category that is near and dear to See BULLDOGS, 4B See MORGAN, 3B


Williams provides leadership, offense for MSMS
By Adam Minichino “If somebody comes to me and “She really is a special kind of asks me how to do a certain move player and leader,” MSMS girls soc-
and they do it in the game, I just cer coach Chuck Yarborough said.
Erin Williams is more than a goal feel really proud, like a proud mom “Clearly, she can play the game. …
scorer for the Mississippi School because I helped them to learn that The best players in every sport nev-
for Mathematics and Science girls or to do that,” Williams said. “I just er give up on a play. They know if
soccer team. feel really proud.” they keep working, they can impact
In her second year at the school Williams has 11 goals and three the match. This is true of Erin Wil-
for juniors and seniors in Colum- assists to lead MSMS (3-1-1) enter- liams.
bus, Williams has staked her claim ing the holiday break. Last week, “But, in addition, what makes
to be one of the area’s top scorers. she scored a goal in a Mississippi Erin an extraordinary player on our
But unlike other teams with High School Activities Association team and in our district is she never
more longer-tenured players, Wil- (MHSAA) Class 1A/2A/3A, Region gives up on her teammates, trust-
liams is asked to do more than just 4 loss to Choctaw Central. She has ing that working together they can
score goals. While her ability to seven goals and two assists in the reach the goals they’ve set.”
Adam Minichino/Dispatch Staff find the net has been impressive. team’s first three region matches. Williams started her soccer ca-
Mississippi for Mathematics and Science girls soccer Williams’ ability to teach and to For her accomplishments, Wil- reer when she was 6 years old in
coach Chuck Yarborough poses for a picture with senior lead her teammates might be more liams is The Dispatch’s Prep Player Hattiesburg.
Erin Williams on Monday at the school in Columbus. valuable. of the Week. See WILLIAMS, 4B
2B Tuesday, December 18, 2018 The Dispatch •

briefly CALENDAR Basketball Monday, Dec. 24
Denver at Oakland, 7:15 p.m.
Sugar Bowl
New Orleans
Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2), 7:45 p.m.
NBA Bowl Schedule (ESPN)
Local Prep Basketball
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Saturday, Dec. 15
Celebration Bowl
At Atlanta
Monday, Jan. 7
College Football Championship
Mississippi wins Shrine Classic Today’s Games Toronto
23 9 .719 —
20 12 .625 3
North Carolina A&T 26, Alcorn State 22
Cure Bowl
Santa Clara, Calif.
Cotton Bowl winner vs. Orange Bowl winner, 7
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Team Mississippi knocked off Team Columbus at Noxubee County Boston 18 11 .621 3½ Orlando, Fla. p.m. (ESPN)
Alabama 24-20 to win the annual Shrine Classic prep football all-star Brooklyn 13 18 .419 9½ Tulane 41, Louisiana-Lafayette 24
game played Monday night.
New Hope at Pickens County New York 9 23 .281 14 New Mexico Bowl FCS Playoffs
Southeast Division Albuquerque Championship
Mississippi has now won two straight and three of the last four in Houston at Caledonia W L Pct GB Utah State 52, North Texas 13 Saturday, Jan. 5
Las Vegas Bowl At Toyota Stadium
the series. West Point at Kemper County Charlotte
14 15 .483 —
14 15 .483 — Fresno State 31, Arizona State 20 Frisco, Texas
Hattiesburg’s Jarod Connor earned team MVP honors after Booneville at Aberdeen Miami 13 16 .448 1 Camellia Bowl North Dakota State (14-0) vs. Eastern Wash-
Washington 12 18 .400 2½ Montgomery, Ala. ington (12-2), Noon
rushing for 112 yards and pair of touchdowns. Thursday’s Games Atlanta 6 23 .207 8 Georgia Southern 23, Eastern Michgan 21
Starkville High’s Zach Edwards had four tackles, while Noxubee
County’s Maliek Stallings had three pass break-ups for Mississippi. On
New Hope at Calhoun City
Central Division
W L Pct GB
New Orleans Bowl
Appalachian State 45, Middle Tennessee 13 Hockey
offense, Noxubee County’s Kyziah Pruitt had three receptions for 12 Vardaman at Hamilton
20 9 .690 —
20 10 .667 ½ Tuesday, Dec. 18 NHL
Detroit 14 14 .500 5½ Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl EASTERN CONFERENCE
yards. Friday’s Games Cleveland 7 23 .233 13½ UAB (10-3) vs. North Illinois (8-5), 6 p.m. Atlantic Division
Noxubee County at West Point Chicago 7 24 .226 14
WESTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay 34 25 7 2 52 138 97
Buffalo 34 20 9 5 45 105 98
Lake Lowndes coaches meetings set Lafayette at Aberdeen

Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Frisco (Texas) Bowl Toronto 33 21 10 2 44 117 93
Boston 34 18 12 4 40 94 88
The Lake Lowndes Summer Baseball and Softball League will hold Columbus Christian at Delta Academy Memphis 16 13 .552 — San Diego State (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4), 7 p.m.
Montreal 34 17 12 5 39 108 111
Dallas 15 13 .536 ½ (ESPN)
a series of coaches’ meetings in January. The meetings are set for Jan. Joe Horne Christmas Classic Houston 15 14 .517 1 Ottawa 35 15 16 4 34 116 135
9 (baseball), Jan. 16 (softball) and Jan. 23 (t-ball). Each meeting will run San Antonio 16 15 .516 1 Thursday, Dec. 20 Detroit 34 14 15 5 33 98 115
At Columbus High School New Orleans 15 16 .484 2 Gasparilla Bowl Florida 31 12 13 6 30 101 113
from 6 to 7 p.m. and take place at the New Hope Community Center Northwest Division At St. Petersburg, Fla. Metropolitan Division
(381 Stadium Road). The newly formed league is looking for coaches Minor (Ala.) girls vs. West Lowndes, 2 p.m. W L Pct GB Marshall (8-4) vs. South Florida (7-5), 7 p.m. GP W L OT Pts GF GA
(ESPN) Washington 32 20 9 3 43 122 100
for all age groups. For more information, call 662-328-0885 or visit Holly Springs boys vs. Minor (Ala.), 3:30 p.m. Denver
Oklahoma City
20 9 .690 —
19 10 .655 1 Columbus 33 18 12 3 39 108 105
N.Y. Islanders 32 16 12 4 36 93 92 Horn Lake girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. Portland 16 13 .552 4 Friday, Dec. 21
Pittsburgh 33 15 12 6 36 112 108
Minnesota 14 16 .467 6½ Bahamas Bowl
Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Starkville, 6:30 p.m. Utah 14 17 .452 7 Nassau Carolina 32 14 13 5 33 84 93
N.Y. Rangers 32 14 13 5 33 94 106
Lake Lowndes registration set Caledonia boys at Columbus, 8 p.m.
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Toledo (7-5) vs. FIU (8-4), 11:30 a.m (ESPN)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl New Jersey 31 11 13 7 29 94 111
The Lake Lowndes Summer Baseball and Softball Leagues will Golden State 20 10 .667 — Boise Philadelphia 31 12 15 4 28 93 116
hold registration from Jan. 2 to Feb. 23. Registration may take place
Saturday’s Games L.A. Lakers 18 12 .600 2 Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6), 3 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE
L.A. Clippers 17 12 .586 2½ (ESPN) Central Division
at the Lowndes Recreation Office (17 Airline Drive) or online at www. Joe Horne Christmas Classic Sacramento 16 14 .533 4 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Saturday, Dec. 22 Winnipeg 33 22 9 2 46 121 94 The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At Columbus High School Phoenix 7 24 .226 13½
Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Nashville 34 22 10 2 46 107 86
on weekdays. For more information, call 662-328-0885 or visit www. Colorado 34 18 10 6 42 122 106
Minor (Ala.) boys vs. Kosciusko, 11 a.m. Monday’s Games Memphis (8-5) vs. Wake Forest (6-6), 11 a.m.
(ESPN) Minnesota 32 17 13 2 36 101 91 Milwaukee 107, Detroit 104
Minor (Ala.) girls vs. Ridgeway (Tenn.), 12:30 p.m. Phoenix 128, New York 110 Armed Forces Bowl Dallas 33 16 14 3 35 92 93
Houston 102, Utah 97 Fort Worth, Texas St. Louis 31 12 15 4 28 88 107
Horn Lake girls vs. Starkville, 2 p.m. Houston (8-4) vs. Army (9-2), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chicago 35 10 19 6 26 99 135
Mississippi University for Women
Minnesota 132, Sacramento 105
Oklahoma City 121, Chicago 96 Dollar General Bowl Pacific Division
Ridgeway (Tenn.) boys vs. Starkville, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio 123, Philadelphia 96 Mobile, Alabama GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 34 22 10 2 46 122 93
Men’s basketball falls to Southwestern Assemblies Olive Branch girls at Columbus, 5 p.m. Golden State 110, Memphis 93
Portland 131, L.A. Clippers 127
Buffalo (10-3) vs. Troy (9-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Hawaii Bowl Anaheim
San Jose
35 19 11 5 43 93 100
34 18 11 5 41 112 103
WAXAHACHIE, Tex. – The Mississippi University of Women Pinson Valley (Ala.) boys vs. Okolona, 6:30 p.m. Today’s Games Honolulu
Cleveland at Indiana, 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawaii (8-5), 9:30 p.m. Vegas 36 19 15 2 40 107 102
dropped a 74-53 decision to Southwestern Assemblies of God Monday New Hope boys at Columbus, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Edmonton 34 18 13 3 39 98 101
Vancouver 36 16 16 4 36 110 118
night. “Tonight was just one of those nights that the ball just didn’t want Washington at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.
to go down for us,” MUW coach Brian Merkel said. “We got great looks Prep Soccer Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Wednesday, Dec. 26
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Arizona 32 14 16 2 30 81 89
Los Angeles 34 11 20 3 25 75 106
and unfortunately it just wasn’t our night. Our effort was there, we just Today’s Matches Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3), NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
need to sustain it for forty minutes.” D.J. Clark had 13 points and eight Caledonia at New Hope, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m. 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) overtime loss. Top three teams in each division
Quick Lane Bowl and two wild cards per conference advance to
rebounds for the Owls (1-10), while Josh Skinner had 12 points and Indiana at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Itawamba AHS at Columbus, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Detroit
eight rebounds. Brooklyn at Chicago, 7 p.m. Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 4:15
Thursday’s Matches Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s Games
Columbus 1, Vegas 0
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Cheez-It Bowl
Tupelo at Starkville High, 5 p.m.
Mississippi State Washington at Houston, 7 p.m. Phoenix Anaheim 4, Pittsburgh 2
Boston 4, Montreal 0

Mangum earns preseason All-American honors Men’s College Basketball Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
California (7-5) vs. TCU (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 27
Ottawa 4, Nashville 3, OT
N.Y. Islanders 4, Colorado 1
STARKVILLE — The first preseason college baseball awards are Today’s Games Independence Bowl Today’s Games

out and Mississippi State center fielder Jake Mangum is in rarefied air. Mississippi University for Women at Wiley Col- Football Shreveport, La.
Temple (8-4) vs. Duke (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Florida at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Toronto at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Collegiate Baseball released its preseason All-American team and lege, 2 p.m. NFL Anaheim at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
San Jose at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Mangum is the lone Southeastern Conference player on the first team. Alabama vs. Liberty (Huntsville, Alabama), 7 p.m. AMERICAN CONFERENCE Pinstripe Bowl
Calgary at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
East Bronx, N.Y.
Ole Miss pitcher Parker Caracci joined Vanderbilt pitcher Drake Wednesday’s Games W L T Pct PF PA Miami (7-5) vs. Wisconsin (7-5), 4:15 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Fellows on the second team. Ryan Olenek of Ole Miss made the third New England 9 5 0 .643 374 310 (ESPN)
N.Y. Islanders at Arizona, 8 p.m.
team. Southern Miss at Kansas State, 7 p.m. Miami 7 7 0 .500 295 374 Texas Bowl Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 215 333 Houston
Southern Miss junior outfielder/right-handed pitcher Matt Wallner Wofford at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets 4 10 0 .286 292 359 Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6), 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Winnipeg at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
also earned selection first team at utility player. Friday’s Games W L T Pct PF PA Friday, Dec. 28
Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
Mangum was one of MSU’s best offensive weapons on the way Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee (Nashville), 7 Houston 10 4 0 .714 352 281 Music City Bowl Thursday’s Games
Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 372 300 Nashville, Tenn.
to the College World Series, hitting .351 with a career-high 22 doubles Tennessee 8 6 0 .571 268 254 Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
p.m. Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5), 12:30 p.m. Detroit at Carolina, 6 p.m.
and nine home runs. His 83 RBI last year are the most of any player on Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 225 289 (ESPN) Anaheim at Boston, 6 p.m.
Collegiate Baseball’s preseason All-American First Team. Southern Miss at South Dakota, 7 p.m.
Camping World Bowl New Jersey at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Orlando, Fla. Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m.
Mangum’s senior year begins Feb. 15 with a three-game home Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh 8 5 1 .607 384 316 West Virginia (8-3) vs. Syracuse (9-3), 4:15 Nashville at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 341 253 p.m. (ESPN)
series against Youngstown State. Saturday’s Game Cleveland 6 7 1 .464 309 348 Alamo Bowl
Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati 6 8 0 .429 337 413 Montreal at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Mississippi State vs. Wright State (Jackson), 6 p.m. West
San Antonio Tampa Bay at Calgary, 8 p.m.

Ole Miss Women’s College Basketball W L T Pct PF PA
x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 499 380
Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2),
8 p.m. (ESPN)
St. Louis at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Vegas, 9 p.m.
Winnipeg at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
x-L.A. Chargers 11 3 0 .786 395 298
Softball adds Pinto to signing class Today’s Games Denver 6 8 0 .429 306 299
Saturday, Dec. 29

OXFORD — On Monday, Ole Miss softball head coach Mike Smith Blue Mountain at Southern Miss, 6 p.m.
Oakland 3 11 0 .214 260 418
Peach Bowl
Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2), 11 a.m.
announced the addition of former Oregon Duck outfielder Alyssa Pinto. Mississippi State at Oregon, 9 p.m. East
(ESPN) Monday’s Moves
Pinto will come to Ole Miss as a freshman and will be immediately Belk Bowl BASEBALL
eligible this spring. Wednesday’s Game Dallas 8 6 0 .571 276
Philadelphia 7 7 0 .500 311
318 Charlotte, N.C. American League
South Carolina (7-5) vs. Virginia (7-5), 11 a.m. NEW YORK YANKEES — Signed LHP J.A.
Pinto, the No. 72 ranked player in the Class of 2018 according Troy at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Washington 7 7 0 .500 265
N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 307
348 (ABC) Happ to a two-year contract. Designated RHP
Arizona Bowl Parker Bridwell for assignment.
to FloSoftball, originally signed with Oregon in the winter of 2017 and Thursday’s Games South
Tucson, Ariz. TEXAS RANGERS — Signed RHPs Matt Bush
joined the Ducks this fall before deciding to transfer. The left-handed Alabama vs. Virginia (Orlando, Florida), 3 p.m. y-New Orleans 12 2 0 .857 459 292 Arkansas State (8-4) vs. Nevada (7-5), 12:15 and Tim Dillard, LHP Zac Curtis and INF Chase
outfielder did not compete for Oregon during the “fall ball” season. Carolina 6 8 0 .429 333 344 p.m. (CBSSN) d’Arnaud to minor league contracts.
Southern Miss at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 p.m. Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 356 381 Cotton Bowl Classic National League
The daughter of a military family, Pinto competed for four different Tampa Bay 5 9 0 .357 344 403 Arlington, Texas PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed RHP Jor-
high schools in four years, helping her teams to capture a pair of state Mississippi State at Washington, 9 p.m. North CFP Semifinal, Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson dan Lyles to a one-year contract.
W L T Pct PF PA (13-0), 3 p.m. (ESPN) WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Traded 2B
championships. She concluded her high school career in the Golden y-Chicago 10 4 0 .714 383 264 Orange Bowl Andruw Monasterio to Cleveland to complete
Miami Gardens, Fla. an earlier trade.
State, graduating from Lodi High School in Lodi, California. Minnesota 7 6 1 .536 323 308
“We are excited to add more depth to our outfield with a top-100
player in Alyssa,” said Smith. “She brings championship experience
on the air Green Bay 5 8 1 .393 332
Detroit 5 9 0 .357 284
CFP Semifinal, Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama
(13-0), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
National Basketball Association
INDIANA PACERS — Named Kelly Krauskopf
assistant general manager.
and success. Alyssa is a hard-nosed player that loves the opportunity Today W L T Pct PF PA
y-L.A. Rams 11 3 0 .786 448 343
Monday, Dec. 31
Military Bowl WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Traded F Kelly
Oubre Jr. and G Austin Rivers to Phoenix for
to play in the SEC and become one of the best in the country. Alyssa COLLEGE BASKETBALL Seattle 8 6 0 .571 363 292 Annapolis, Md.
F Trevor Ariza.
San Francisco 4 10 0 .286 301 373 Cincinnati (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (6-6), 11
is another piece of the puzzle to help us become one of the elite teams Arizona 3 11 0 .214 192 367 a.m. (ESPN) FOOTBALL
in the nation.” 5 p.m. — Princeton at Duke, ESPN2 Sun Bowl Pro Football Hall of Fame
PFHOF — Signed president and CEO David
5:30 p.m. — Appalachian State at Georgetown, FS1 x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
El Paso, Texas
Stanford (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (7-6), 1 p.m. (CBS) Baker to a five-year contract extension.
Canadian Football League
College Football 6 p.m. — Youngstown State at Ohio State, Big
Ten Network
Sunday’s Games
Baltimore 20, Tampa Bay 12
Redbox Bowl
Santa Clara, Calif.
Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), 2 p.m.
terms with LB Jesse Briggs on a two-year
Georgia freshman quarterback Fields plans transfer 6 p.m. — Xavier at Missouri, ESPNU
Washington 16, Jacksonville 13
Indianapolis 23, Dallas 0
Liberty Bowl
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields has Buffalo 14, Detroit 13 National Hockey League
Memphis, Tenn.
informed Bulldogs coaches he plans to transfer, a person with knowl-
7 p.m. — Buffalo at Syracuse, ESPN2 Chicago 24, Green Bay 17 Missouri (8-4) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6), 2:45
Minnesota 41, Miami 17 Schneider on injured reserve. Recalled G
edge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night. 7 p.m. — Mercer at Florida, SEC Network Tennessee 17, N.Y. Giants 0
p.m. (ESPN)
Holiday Bowl
Mackenzie Blackwood from Binghamton (AHL).
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Fields, the 7:30 p.m. — Presbyterian at Butler, FS1 Atlanta 40, Arizona 14
Cincinnati 30, Oakland 16
San Diego Beleskey and G Dustin Tokarski to Hartford
Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4), 6 p.m. (FS1) (AHL). Recalled G Alexandar Georgiev from
former five-star recruit, had yet to formally notify No. 6 Georgia of his 8 p.m. — Western Carolina at Iowa, Big Ten Pittsburgh 17, New England 10 Gator Bowl Hartford.
San Francisco 26, Seattle 23, OT
intention to leave. Under new NCAA rules, players no longer request Network Philadelphia 30, L.A. Rams 23
Jacksonville, Fla. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS — Fired coach Dave
NC State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 6:30 p.m. Hakstol. Named Scott Gordon interim coach.
permission from a school to transfer. Now an athlete submits a notifica- Monday’s Game (ESPN)
tion paperwork, which results in the athlete’s name being placed in an 8 p.m. — Creighton at Oklahoma, ESPNU New Orleans 12, Carolina 9 ST. LOUIS BLUES — Reassigned C Tanner
Kaspick from Tulsa (ECHL) to San Antonio
Saturday, Dec. 22
NCAA-run database of available transfers. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Washington at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
(AHL). Recalled LW Zach Sanford from San
Baltimore at L.A. Chargers, 7:20 p.m. Antonio.
Another person with access to the database told AP Fields’ name 6 p.m. — Boca Raton Bowl: Alabama-Birmingham Sunday, Dec. 23 Tampa, Fla. SOCCER
Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Iowa (8-4), 11 a.m. Major League Soccer
was not listed as of Monday night. That person spoke on condition of vs. Northern Illinois, ESPN Atlanta at Carolina, Noon
Houston at Philadelphia, Noon
anonymity because the database is not public. NBA N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, Noon Citrus Bowl F Juan Agudelo to a multi-year contract.
Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, Noon Orlando, Fla. PHILADELPHIA UNION — Signed D Fabinho,
USA Today first reported Fields intends to transfer. Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3), Noon
Georgia spokesman Claude Felton told the AP in an email the 6:30 p.m. — Los Angeles Lakers at Brooklyn, Minnesota at Detroit, Noon
Buffalo at New England, Noon (ABC)
M Warren Creavalle and F Kacper Przybylko.
school and coach Kirby Smart would have no comment Monday night NBA TV Cincinnati at Cleveland, Noon Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, Ariz.
INDIANA — Announced sophomore QB Jack
Tuttle is transferring from Utah.
Jacksonville at Miami, Noon
on Fields. NHL Tampa Bay at Dallas, Noon LSU (9-3) vs. UCF (12-0), Noon (ESPN) NORTH CAROLINA STATE — Named Kurt
L.A. Rams at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Rose Bowl Roper quarterbacks coach.
NCAA rules would require Fields to sit out next season if he 6:30 p.m. — Nashville at Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. OHIO STATE — Redshirt junior RB Mike Weber
transfers, though he could request a waiver to become immediately Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 3:25 p.m. Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1), 4 p.m. will declare for the NFL draft after the Rose
Network Kansas City at Seattle, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN) Bowl.
eligible if he can show some sort of hardship he would endure by
staying at Georgia. SOCCER
Fields was one of the most highly rated recruits in the country in the 10:20 a.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, semifinal,
signing class of 2018. The Georgia native from Kennesaw, northwest
of Atlanta, decided to stay in his home state and sign with the Bulldogs,
River Plate vs. TBD, FS2
1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Fortuna Düsseldorf vs.
despite the presence of quarterback Jake Fromm on the roster.
Borussia Dortmund, FS1

Mullens making mark with 49ers
n Kelly wins national coaching honor: At South Bend, Indiana,
Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football 1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Augsburg vs. Hertha
Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it Berlin, FS2
was established in 1998. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football 5 p.m. — Stanford at Tennessee, SEC Network By JOSH DUBOW interceptions for a 151.9 passer rat-
poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama’s Nick Saban was second with The Associated Press
16 first-place votes and 66 points and Central Florida first-year coach 9 p.m. — Mississippi State at Oregon, ESPN2 ing that was the highest since the
merger for a player in his debut with
Josh Heupel was third with 33 points (five first-place votes).
Twelve coaches received at least one first-place vote and eight
Wednesday SANTA CLARA, Calif. — No at least 20 attempts.
received at least three for the award announced Monday. Washington COLLEGE BASKETBALL matter what happens when Jimmy He took a little step back the fol-
State’s Mike Leach finished fourth with 26 points (three first-place votes) 5:30 p.m. — St. Francis (N.Y) at St. John’s, FS1 Garoppolo is healthy again and lowing two games in losses to the
and Syracuse’s Dino Babers was fifth with 25 (five first-place votes). 5:30 p.m. — Sacred Heart University at Seton steps back in as starting quarter- New York Giants and Tampa Bay
Kelly joins Saban and TCU’s Gary Patterson as two-time winners. Hall, FS2 back for the San Francisco 49ers, before starting to show noticeable
Kelly was also coach of the year in 2012.
As he did in 2012, Kelly has guided the Fighting Irish to a 12-0
6 p.m. — Central Arkansas at Indiana, Big Ten Network Nick Mullens has proven there’s improvement in the second half of
season and a chance to compete for the national championship. Notre 6 p.m. — Penn State at Duquesne, CBS Sports a place for him somewhere in the a 43-16 loss at Seattle earlier this
Dame played Alabama in the BCS championship game after the 2012 Network NFL. month.
season and lost 42-14. The third-ranked Irish will face No. 2 Clemson 6 p.m. — Auburn at North Carolina, ESPN2 The former undrafted free agent
in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 in their first College Football Playoff Mullens followed that up by lead-
6 p.m. — Virginia at South Carolina, SEC Network out of Southern Mississippi who ing the Niners (4-10) to wins over
This undefeated season for Notre Dame seems very different than 7:30 p.m. — University of the Incarnate Word at wasn’t even deemed worthy enough Denver and Seattle to provide a rare
that one and it comes just two seasons after Notre Dame finished 4-8. DePaul, FS2 to invite to the combine in 2017 has bright spot in an otherwise down
Kelly overhauled his staff and his approach after that debacle, bringing 8 p.m. — UCLA at Cincinnati, ESPN2 been one of the league’s more prolif- season for San Francisco.
in new coordinators on both sides of the ball. He made a concerted 8 p.m. — Georgia Tech at Arkansas, SEC Network ic passers since getting his chance “I try to get better every week,”
effort to be more involved with all aspects of the team.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL to play last month. Mullens said. “That’s definitely
“I think I’m a better leader of our program,” Kelly told AP. “The
organization has gotten so much bigger. The ability to create the right 11 a.m. — National Signing Day Special, ESPNU “He’s shown he can play in this the goal. What you do in the past
energy and day-to-day culture is difficult. I think I’ve gotten a lot better a 7 p.m. — Frisco Bowl: San Diego State vs. Ohio, league,” 49ers cornerback Richard doesn’t matter. It’s all about what
leading that large group on a day-to-day basis.” ESPN Sherman said. “I hope we can keep you do today and the next day and
Kelly is 81-34 in nine seasons at Notre Dame and he credited his NBA
players for helping him improve as a coach. him because teams need a quarter- the future. It’s definitely a goal of
n No Love for Stanford in bowl game: At Stanford, California,
2 p.m. — G-League, Raptors 905 vs. Memphis, back. This guy’s not just playing mine to get better every single day.
Stanford running back Bryce Love will skip the Sun Bowl to prepare for ESPNU conservative football, oh man, get Feel more comfortable out there.
the NFL draft. 4:30 p.m. — G-League, Lakeland vs. Maine, ESPNU the ball in the right places. He’s Obviously, experience helps. You
Love announced his decision on Monday to sit out the bowl game 7 p.m. — G-League, Erie vs. Texas, ESPNU
for the Cardinal (8-4) on Dec. 31 against Pittsburgh (7-6). Love says he
making the right decisions, he’s could say the experience helps and
9 p.m. — Memphis at Portland, Fox Sports making good throws under pres- I feel more comfortable. I’m just en-
wants to be completely healthy for the 2019 draft.
Love had a rough senior season after deciding to bypass the 2018 Southeast sure. I’d say he’s playing like a top joying playing.”
draft after finishing as Heisman Trophy runner-up. He was slowed by NHL half quarterback in this league. You Since taking over as starter, the
injuries and finished with 739 yards on 166 carries. That was down 7 p.m. — Pittsburgh at Washington, NBC Sports have guys that are out there right player once considered too small
significantly from the previous season when he ran for 2,118 yards and Network
averaged 8.1 yards per carry. Love also set an FBS record with 13 runs now that are not playing better foot- and with an arm not strong enough
SOCCER ball than Nick Mullens. He could for the NFL ranks third in the
of at least 50 yards.
1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Bayern Munich vs. RB be a starter for a lot of teams in this league in yards per attempt (8.6)
Leipzig, FS1
NBA 1:30 p.m. — Bundesliga, Frankfurt vs. FSV
football league and we appreciate and sixth in yards passing per game
that we have him and he’s playing (292.3).
Suns beat Knicks for third straight win Mainz, FS2 his tail off for us.” He fared well against Seattle’s
NEW YORK — A 4-24 record didn’t discourage the Phoenix Suns, 9:30 p.m. — FIFA Club World Cup, semifinal,
so a seven-point halftime deficit certainly wouldn’t. Mullens has built on his re- strong defense in a 26-23 overtime
The young Suns wiped away the second one, and insist they’ll Real Madrid vs. TBD, FS2 cord-setting debut against Oakland win on Sunday, completing 20 of 29
keep chipping away at the first. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL on Nov. 1, when he went 16 for 22 for passes for 275 yards and one touch-
“We’re building,” guard Devin Booker said. “We’re getting better 7:30 p.m. — Connecticut at Oklahoma, FS1 262 yards, three touchdowns and no down despite a couple of key drops.
every game.”
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Legal Notices 0010 Apts For Rent: Northside 7010 Apts For Rent: Other 7080 Commercial Property For Houses For Rent: South 7140 Houses For Sale: Northside Lots & Acreage 8600
Rent 7100
3BR/2BA, 2300 sqft,
Notice of Sale of con-
or services? 1 & 2 BR near hospital.
$595-645/mo. Military
MUW, church & shops!
2BR/1BA, central H&A,
very nice w/ 2 car gar-
age, lg back yard. Pets
Enjoy the quiet conveni-
93 acres on County
tents of self storage discount offered, pet hardwood. No Pets, no Spaces starting @ need approval. 1612 ence of this partially up- Road 47 (Gordo 159 to
unit. Pursuant to Missis-
sippi Code Ann. Sec-
tion 85-7-125, U-stor
Find it in the area, pet friendly, and
furnished corporate
apartments available.
smoking, no HUD. Avail-
able January. $675/
$675. Credit check.
$285/mo. Downtown &
East Columbus loca-
tions. 662-435-4188.
9th St. S. $1,050 per
mo + dep. 662-574-
7879 or 662-328-8655.
dated home. Features
include a wonderful
shaded back yard,
County Road 47. Turn
left & land is on the
left). Paved road ac-
Iside will offer for sale
and sell to the highest
bidder, for cash, the
classifieds! ON SITE SECURITY.
Call Long & Long Real
Estate, 662-328-0770.
Houses For Rent: Starkville
covered patio, screened
porch, raised flower
beds, and a well for
cess. Mostly level.
Price: $204,600.
Linda Pruett, Keller
contents of the follow- 24-HOUR CAMERA square feet. 294 duty free watering. Ex- Williams Realty Tusca-
ing climate controled SURVEILLANCE. FIRST FULL MONTH Chubby Dr. Flexible leas- 2BR/1BA house w/ 2 tremely spacious and loosa, 205-657-5330.
storage units: Benji @ 662-386-4446 RENT FREE! 1 & 2 Bed- ing terms. Available acres in county. 3 miles reduced to $135,000.
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. room Apts/Townhomes. now. 662-328-8254 from Strk, 5 miles from Call Emily C. Moody for WINTER SPECIAL
Unit A5 Sat/Sun by appt only. Stove & refrigerator. MSU South Entrance, a private viewing. 1.95 acre lots.
Summer Owens, $335-$600 Monthly. W/D, carport. SMALL Long & Long, Realtors Good/bad credit.
176 Astor Drive STUDIO APT for rent. Credit check & deposit. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN dogs ok w/ deposit. @ 662-328-0770 or 10% down, as low as
Columbus, Ms 39702 Newly remodeled. Coleman Realty, Columbus Office, Retail, Great for grad student 662-574-3903. $299/mo. Eaton Land.
$400/mth rent & dep 662-329-2323. Restaurant Space avail- or professor. Non- 662-361-7711
The aforementioned Stump Removal 1790 Bargain Column 4180 req. Convenient to town able. Call 662-328- smoking. $700/mo.
Lessees have rent due & CAFB. No hud. No 8655 or 662-574-7879. Utilities not included. Investment Property 8550
on the self storage unit BASKETBALL GOAL, pets. 662-328-2340. (NOW ACCEPTING 662-617-5601.
new, fully assembled. GRAVEL FOR SALE on
which remains unpaid APPLICATIONS) Houses For Rent: Northside private property. Approx
Portable. $100. Call Apts For Rent: West 7050 TOMBIGBEE RV Park,
and to whom proper no- Mobile Homes for Rent 7250 6 acres. Will sell or
662-328-7313. 7110 located on Wilkins Wise
tice has been given ac-

Downtown Area- lease property located Rd & Waverly Rd. Full
cording to law. The con- 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hard- 2BR/1BA Trailer. 129 in NE Noxubee County.
Farm Equipment & Supplies 2 AVAILABLE: 2BR/1BA Brownlee Dr. $500 Hookups available.
tents of the above unit wood, appliances, no

near CAFB. $450/mo + per mo. $350 dep. 601-405-3717. $300/mo. 662-328-
will be sold at public 4420 pets, spacious, walk to $350 dep. 662-889- 8655 or 662-574-7879.
auction on December ALLSTUMP GRINDING MUW. NO HUD. Call 662-295-3262.
28th on line at selfstor- 2016 JOHN Deere 1122. Lots & Acreage 8600
SERVICE Agent Owned. and run GET 'ER DONE! 5100E Tractor, 210 $675.00/$675.00. 3BR/2BA Trailer, New Trailers & Heavy Equipment
Hope school dist. 2.28 +/- Acre Lot.
for 3 days. Winner bid-
der will clean out said
We can grind all your
stumps. Hard to reach
hours. $46,500.
Also, 2016 15ft & Houses Convenience-
BLUECUTT ESTATES: $500/mo & $500 dep. 149 Tanyia Lane. Off of
3BR/2BA, ch/a, double Call between 10a-7p.
Unit at U-stor Inside, places, blown over Kubota Bush hog avail. 1 Bedrooms 2BR/1BA, almost fin- garage, chain link 662-386-4292.
Lake Lowndes Road.
Has asphalt drive & 1999 MACK Dump
213 Alabama St, Colum- 205-329-1790.
bus, Ms 39702.
roots, hillsides, back-
yards, pastures. Free 2 Bedroooms ished make-over. CH/A,
new flooring, paint, ap-
fenced backyard, newly NO TEXT MESSAGES.
parking, 1200 ft. shop Truck & 30,000lb Trail-
boss Tag-A-Long Trailer,
PUBLISH: 12/18/2018
estimates. You find it, Firewood / Fuel 4450 3 Bedrooms pliances & more. No For Rent: $900/mo. or NICE 3BR/2BA DBW
w/ living area, septic
tank & water meter. No both good condition.
we'll grind it! pets, no HUD. For Sale: $115,000. MH in North Columbus. trailers. $45,000. Call Can be seen at 5356
662-361-8379 FIREWOOD FOR Sale.
Various lengths. Furnished & Agent Owned.
662-352-4776. Close to schools & 662-574-0345. Hwy 182 E, Columbus.
Call 662-328-6203 or
Building & Remodeling 1120
Tree Services 1860
662-295-2274 Unfurnished CAFB. $600/mo +
$600 dep. 662-308- 662-574-6202.
West Point- Houses For Rent: New Hope 3.5 Acre Lot. 3 estab-
STRUCTION WORK A&T Tree Service General Merchandise 4600 1, 2, & 3 Baths Large 1BR/1BA, gas 7130
7781 or 601-940-1397.
lished trailer lots. Play-
Five Questions:
WANTED. Carpentry, Bucket truck & stump APPLE COMPUTERS Lease, Deposit space heat, window air.
Water furnished. No
RENT A fully equipped ground. Located on
Morgan Lane. Off of
4BR/2BA, 1.25 Acres camper w/utilities &
small concrete jobs,
electrical, plumbing,
removal. Free est. Two 2009 iMac com- & Credit Check pets or HUD. Christopher Hills Sub; cable from $145/wk - Harris Road. Caledonia
1 Johnny
Serving Columbus puters available. Good Schools. $25,000.
roof repairs, pressure since 1987. Senior Agent Owned. $197K (15K below ap- $535/month. Colum-
working condition. 662-574-0345.
washing and mobile $375.00/$375.00 with praisal). New Hope bus & County School
citizen disc. Call Alvin @
home roof coating and 242-0324/241-4447 Would be good for ba- approved application. School District. Avail- locations. 662-242-
sic web browsing or UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY!
underpinning. No job "We'll go out on a limb able to rent $1,000/ 7653 or 601-940-1397. A Stable growth invest-
too small. 549-7031. for you!" word processing. 2Ghz; Long & Long, Realtors mth - must meet minim-
2 GB RAM; 250 GB HD. Apts For Rent: Starkville 7070 ment. FSBO: 72 Acres
662-328-0770 um credit/income re-
2 Wrigley
Computer and built-in in Webster Co., near
quirements. Military Mantee. Mature pines
SMALL APT, walking dis-
SUGGS CONSTRUCTION J&A TREE REMOVAL monitor only; mouse Let your
Building, remodeling,
metal roofing, painting
Work from a bucket and keyboard not in-
truck. Insured/bonded. cluded. $50 each.
tance to MSU. Partially
furnished incl W/D w/ COLEMAN families welcome. Move
in ready. Dep $500 plus
first month’s rent. Hot fingers do the (50yr),
(75yr), hardwoods
10ac hay field,
3 Nimbus
ch/a. $500/mo + dep. 2ac pond, w/county
& all home repairs. Call Jimmy for a free es- Call 662-574-1561 tub, detached apart- road frontage/utilities,
662-242-3471 timate 662-386-6286. Call 662-722-0020, TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS
ment, & large wired walking.
VINTAGE BIKE, Can- leave msg or text. superb potential home
nondale Road Bike, pro- 1 BEDROOM shop. Contact James
Find your site & recognized
Thompson @ 662-574-
Tom Hatcher, LLC VICKERS TREE fessionally recondi- Apts For Rent: Other 7080 2 BEDROOMS 6269.
school. 45 minutes to
Custom Construction, SERVICE, LLC tioned. $275. Call 662-
dream home in MSU. 334-277-9744.
4 One minute
Restoration, Remodel- Tree trimming and re- 251-3205. 1BR/1BA located in His- LOWNDES COUNTY 45
ing, Repair, Insurance moval. Fully insured. toric Downtown Colum- GREAT LOCATION to the classifieds! acres on Sobley & Dav-
claims. 662-364-1769. Free estimates. Sporting Goods 4720 bus, Open space, very LEASE,
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school, clean, 2BR/ is Rd. Excellent hunting.
Licensed & Bonded *Now Accepting Credit nice. $650/mo. 662-
DEPOSIT 1BA, a/c, gas heat, w/d 1 mile west of Hwy. 69.
5 University
& Debit Cards* ED SANDERS Gunsmith 328-8655.
hook up. No pets, no Small creek runs thru
Call Curt 662-418-0889 Open for season! 9-5,
General Services 1360 2BR/2BA located in AND HUD. 662-327-2798. property. $1375 per
of Michigan
or 662-549-2902 Tues-Fri & 9-12, Sat. Lv msg after 3rd ring, acre. 205-799-9846 or
“A cut above the rest” Over 50 years experi- Historic Downtown
Columbus. 2,000 sq. CREDIT CHECK available for showing. 205-695-2248.
SONS ence! Repairs, cleaning,
refinishing, scopes feet. Hardwood floors
$25 per hour
Chords, Scales, Modes
General Help Wanted 3200
mounted & zeroed, throughout. Open floor.
Very nice. $1300/mo.
& more! Call Jimbo @ Noweta's Green Thumb handmade knives. Call 662-328-8655 or
662-364-1687 is accepting applica- Located: Hwy 45 Alt,
North of West Point, 662-574-7879. 2411 HWY 45 N
If no answer leave tions for 2 positions:
voicemail or text. delivery personnel & turn right on Yokahama
general help. Driver Blvd, 8mi & turn left on
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM apart- COLUMBUS, MS
ments & townhouses.
must know the area & Darracott Rd, will see Call for more info.
RETAINER WALL, drive- have good driving his- sign, 2.5mi ahead shop 662-328-8254.
way, foundation, con- tory. Apply in person @ on left. 662-494-6218. Commercial Property For
crete, masonry restora- 1325 Main St. DOWNTOWN: 2BR/1BA, Rent 7100
tion, remodeling, base- M-F, 3-5 & SAT, 9-1. Pets 5150 CH&A, 1 story, W/D,
ment foundation, re- No phone calls. historic district, 1 block 117 DR. Martin Luther
pairs, small dump truck AKC REGISTERED from downtown, $625/ King Jr. Dr. West in
hauling (5-6 yd) load & Chesapeake Bay mo. + $625 dep. NO Starkville. 4,000 sq. ft
demolition/lot cleaning. Medical / Dental 3300 Retrievers. Great PETS. 662-574-8789. building. Call 662-323-
Burr Masonry hunting, guard & com- Peaceful & Quiet area. 5119.
662-242-0259. HELP WANTED panion dogs. $1000 ea.
Call 662-574-7879. Apts For Rent: Other 7080
Licensed & Bonded-car-
pentry, painting, & de- 11-7 LPN needed
molition. Landscaping, PRN (as needed) LPN's
gutters cleaned, bush
hogging, clean-up work, Apply in person at
pressure washing, mov- Care Center CKC REGISTERED Pup-
ing help & furniture 505 Jackson St, pies! Ready for Christ-
repair. 662-242-3608 Aberdeen mas! Call or text for
EOE info, 662-305-5584.
Lawn Care / Landscaping Business Opportunity 6050
1470 Bargain Column 4180
LAWN SERVICE. Mow- Toddler Bed with mat- St. Office, Retail, Res-
ing, cleanup, landscap- tress $99. Will deliver. taurant Space available.
ing, sodding, & tree cut- Call (662)364-6520. Call 423-333-1124.
ting. 356-6525.
Medical / Dental 3300
Painting & Papering 1620
Certified in lead
removal. Offering spe-
cial prices on interior &
exterior painting, pres-
sure washing & sheet
rock repairs.
Free Estimates
Call 435-6528

Plumbing 1680
Stan McCown
Licensed Plumber
"We fix leaks."
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1. Kansas (56)
2. Duke (5)
3. Tennessee (2)
9-0 1586 1
9-1 1488 2
8-1 1464 3
Northwestern 97, Chicago St. 35
Oakland 64, Rochester College 46
17. Arizona St.
18. Kentucky
19. Marquette
8-2 227 17
10-1 215 18
8-2 191 19
Monday’s Men’s 4. Michigan (1) 11-0 1442 5 Ole Miss 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 Cent. Arkansas 70, Williams Baptist 35 20. DePaul 7-3 185 20

Major Scores
5. Virginia (1)
6. Nevada
7. Auburn
9-0 1400 6
11-0 1319 7
9-1 1156 8
Lamar 93, Howard Payne 37
Texas-Arlington 65, Houston 61
UALR 63, Tulsa 53
21. Gonzaga
22. Michigan St.
23. Texas A&M
10-1 148 21
9-1 134 23
8-2 98 -
Men’s College Basketball
Cornell 70, Longwood 64
8. Gonzaga
9. North Carolina
9-2 1147 4
8-2 1126 12
Arizona 62, UTEP 40
24. Miami
25. South Carolina
9-2 95 24
6-4 66 25
Vanderbilt surprises No. 18 Arizona State
California Baptist 73, SE Louisiana 52 10. Michigan St. 9-2 1070 9 Florida 0-0 .000 5-4 .556 Cal Poly 60, Seattle 50 Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 22, South Da- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt used a 12-day break for
11. Florida St. 8-1 949 10 Texas A&M 0-0 .000 4-4 .500 UC Davis 76, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 74 kota 22, Florida St. 21, Virginia Tech 21, South
Florida St. 85, SE Missouri 68 final exams to figure out how to play without freshman Darius
Gardner-Webb 79, Georgia Tech 69
12. Texas Tech
13. Virginia Tech
10-0 912 11
9-1 838 13
South Carolina 0-0 .000 4-5 .444
No. 19 Marquette 93, Florida 19, Missouri 13, Indiana 11, Georgia 8,
Utah 5, Southern Cal 4, West Virginia 1, Drake Garland.
High Point 90, NC Wesleyan 85, OT
Lipscomb 119, Covenant 48
14. Buffalo
15. Ohio St.
10-0 684 14
9-1 647 15
Monday’s Game Binghamton 40 1, South Dakota St. 1. Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double
Morgan St. 85, Wilmington 78 16. Wisconsin 9-2 619 16
Vanderbilt 81, Arizona State 68
Today’s Games
BINGHAMTON (5-7): Krchnavi 2-4 0-0 4,
Ramil 4-6 0-0 8, Boland 2-9 0-0 6, Carmody
AP Voting figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State
Samford 85, Houston Baptist 61
Tulane 77, Texas Southern 70
17. Mississippi St.
18. Arizona St.
9-1 529 18
8-1 415 20
Xavier at Missouri, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Oakland at Georgia, 6 p.m.
2-11 0-1 4, Spindler 1-4 0-0 2, Thompson 0-0 for Adam Minichino 81-65 on Monday night.
0-0 0, Moon 3-7 2-2 9, Moore 1-4 0-0 2, Ramil Dispatch sports editor Adam Minichino is a
Vanderbilt 81, Arizona St. 65 19. Kentucky 8-2 377 19 Liberty vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. 1-2 0-0 3, Wasco 1-3 0-2 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, voter on The Associated Press’ weekly wom- Vanderbilt snapped an eight-game skid against ranked
Wake Forest 67, Davidson 63 20. Marquette 8-2 350 21 Mercer vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (SEC Network) Totals 17-50 2-5 40. en’s college basketball poll. Here is his ballot opponents that dated to an overtime win over Florida in the 2017
MIDWEST 21. Houston 10-0 266 24 Wednesday’s Games MARQUETTE (9-2): Davenport 6-9 1-1 for this week:
Ball St. 77, Valparaiso 61
22. Indiana 9-2 226 25 Virginia at South Carolina, 6 p.m. 13, Blockton 9-17 1-1 20, Hiedeman 4-10 1-2 1. Connecticut Southeastern Conference Tournament. The Commodores (7-2)
23. Iowa 8-2 224 22 (SEC Network) 11, King 3-6 1-2 9, Wilborn 1-6 1-2 3, Anderson 2. Louisville also beat Arizona State for the first time in five tries on the Sun
Drake 79, SIU-Edwardsville 66 24. Furman 12-0 208 23 Auburn at North Carolina State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) 1-2 0-0 2, Dahling 0-1 0-0 0, Marotta 1-3 1-2 3, 3. Notre Dame
Ill.-Chicago 63, Incarnate Word 57 25. Nebraska 9-2 156 — Samford at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Maqueia 1-2 0-0 2, Lott 1-1 1-2 4, Spingola 8-12 4. Mississippi State Devils’ first visit to Memorial Gym.
N. Illinois 91, W. Illinois 76 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 115, Mary- Wofford at Mississippi State, 7 p.m.
SOUTHWEST land 103, Kansas St. 90, St. John’s 59, Villano- Valpariaso at Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m.
0-0 24, Van Kleunen 0-2 2-2 2, Totals 35-71 5. Oregon They did it without Garland, a touted freshman who tore the
9-14 93. 6. Stanford
UTSA 101, Bethany (KS) 77 va 52, N.C. State 38, Purdue 20, TCU 17, Iowa Georgia Tech at Arkansas, 8 p.m. Binghamton 11 13 9 7 —40 7. Maryland meniscus in his left knee in a loss to Kent State on Nov. 23.
FAR WEST St. 9, Cincinnati 7, Louisville 6, Florida 3, Min- (SEC Network) Marquette 24 19 28 22 —93 8. Baylor “It’s huge for us,” Vanderbilt junior forward Yanni Wetzel
Montana 60, N. Dakota St. 53 nesota 3, Belmont 2, San Francisco 2, NJIT 1. Thursday’s Games 3-Point Goals—Binghamton 4-20 9. North Carolina State
Utah 93, Florida A&M 64 No games scheduled (Krchnavi 0-2, Ramil 0-1, Boland 2-7, Carmody 10. Tennessee said. “We obviously lost a critical piece a couple weeks back and
USA Today Top 25 Men Friday’s Games 0-4, Spindler 0-1, Moon 1-2, Moore 0-2, Ramil 11. Oregon State to get this win that just shows the resilience of this team and that
No. 11 Florida State 85, The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s Ole Miss vs. Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. 1-1), Marquette 14-27 (Blockton 1-4, Hiedeman 12. California we can put the next man up mentality. And I think we definitely
Furman at LSU, 7 p.m.
SE Missouri State 68 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in
parentheses, records through Dec. 16, points Penn State at Alabama, 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
2-6, King 2-2, Wilborn 0-1, Dahling 0-1, Lott 1-1,
Spingola 8-10, Van Kleunen 0-2). Assists—
13. Syracuse
14. Marquette showed that tonight.”
SE MISSOURI (5-7): Gable 3-6 0-0 8, based on 25 points for a first-place vote through Saturday’s Games Binghamton 8 (Boland 2), Marquette 25 (Hie- 15. Texas A&M The Commodores had a big night from beyond the arc,
Tolbert 1-3 1-5 3, Hogan 5-9 0-0 14, Brewer one point for a 25th-place vote and previous Wake Forest at Tennessee, 11 a.m. (ESPN2) deman 7). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— 16. Minnesota
6-13 2-2 16, Dalton 2-6 1-1 6, McGlothan 3-5 ranking: Georgia at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Binghamton 29 (Krchnavi 7), Marquette 43 17. Gonzaga hitting 6 of 12 from deep in the first half and 12 of 28 for the game.
0-0 7, Laros 0-2 0-2 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Russell Record Pts Pvs Clemson at South Carolina, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) (Davenport 9). Total Fouls—Binghamton 13, 18. Kentucky
0-3 0-0 0, Caldwell 2-8 0-0 5, Kao 1-1 0-0 3, 1. Kansas (27) 9-0 768 1 Texas State at Arkansas, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) Marquette 9. Technical Fouls—None.A—920. 19. Texas
Aaron Nesmith added 13 points off the bench for Vanderbilt.
2. Duke (1) 9-1 709 2 Marshall at Texas A&M, 1 p.m. Wetzell had 12, and Matt Ryan and Joe Toye had 11 each. The
Cuffee 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 25-59 4-10 68.
FLORIDA ST. (9-1): Gray 1-2 0-0 2, Kou- 3. Virginia 9-0 697 3 Murray State at Auburn, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 DePaul 95, 20. DePaul
21. Iowa Commodores’ bench outscored Arizona State’s 36-21.
madje 6-6 0-0 12, Mann 1-5 3-6 5, Savoy 0-5 4. Tennessee
5. Michigan (3)
8-1 694 4
11-0 678 5
(SEC Network)
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida, 4 p.m. (FS2) Tennessee State 73 22. Miami
23. Michigan State Arizona State, which moved up two spots in the AP Top 25
0-0 0, Forrest 8-12 6-8 23, Cofer 0-4 0-0 0, Wil- Kentucky at North Carolina, 4:15 p.m. (WCBI) TENNESSEE ST. (0-11): Roberts 5-9
6. Nevada 11-0 617 7 24. Iowa State
kes 1-4 0-0 3, Kabengele 3-5 3-5 9, Prieto 0-0 7. Auburn 9-1 532 8 Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) 9-11 21, Wooten 6-15 3-4 15, Wrightsell 0-1 0-2
25. Arizona State
earlier Monday, has lost two of three.
0-0 0, Polite 1-4 0-0 2, Miles 0-0 0-0 0, Light Wright State at Mississippi State, 6 p.m. 0, Elliott 1-6 0-0 2, Sims 0-4 0-0 0, Outlow 3-7
8. Michigan State 9-2 502 9 4-4 11, Pizzo 0-0 0-0 0, Primas 1-2 0-0 2, Ban- “We got to get back home, get back to the drawing board,
0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 5-8 0-0 13, Lindner 0-0 0-0
0, Vassell 5-7 4-6 16. Totals 31-62 16-25 85.
9. Gonzaga
10. North Carolina
9-2 497 6
8-2 493 12
(SEC Network)
Illinois vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network) ner 1-3 2-2 4, Broner 0-0 0-0 0, Burnett 0-1 0-0 Top 25 Schedule watch the film and see how we can be more effective offensive-
0, Wrister 1-2 0-0 3, Young 6-8 3-5 15, Totals Monday’s Games
Halftime—34-34. 3-Point Goals—SE 11. Texas Tech 10-0 470 11 Sunday, Dec. 23 No. 15 Syracuse 94, Niagara 45 ly,” Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said. “It’s hard to put that
No games scheduled 24-58 21-28 73.
Missouri 14-37 (Hogan 4-7, Cuffee 2-3, Ga- 12. Florida State 8-1 452 10 No. 19 Marquette 93, Binghamton 40
13. Virginia Tech 9-1 425 13
DEPAUL (8-3): Grays 6-12 5-5 18, Stone- much pressure on your defense, especially on the road. We
ble 2-5, Brewer 2-7, Kao 1-1, McGlothan 1-2,
Dalton 1-4, Caldwell 1-5, Laros 0-1, Russell 14. Ohio State 9-1 341 14 Conference USA wall 2-6 4-5 9, Campbell 6-9 1-1 18, Dahlman
4-4 0-0 9, Millender 2-7 2-2 7, Allen 0-3 0-0 0,
No. 20 DePaul 95, Tennessee State 73
Today’s Games didn’t make shots. We shot 32 percent, and that’s not going to
15. Buffalo 10-0 318 15 Conference All Games No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 7 Oregon, 9 p.m.
0-2), Florida St. 7-26 (Nichols 3-4, Vassell 2-3,
16. Mississippi State 9-1 272 17 W L Pct. W L Pct. Bekelja 6-6 3-6 18, Daninger 0-2 0-0 0, Held win you a lot of games.”
Wilkes 1-4, Forrest 1-4, Cofer 0-1, Mann 0-1, 5-9 0-2 10, Morris 3-8 0-0 6, Stovall 0-2 0-3 0, No. 8 Stanford at No. 9 Tennessee, 5 p.m.
Kabengele 0-1, Polite 0-3, Savoy 0-5). Fouled
17. Wisconsin 9-2 232 19 North Texas 0 0 .000 10 1 .909
Totals 34-68 15-24 95. No. 18 Kentucky vs. Western Carolina, 6 p.m. Rob Edwards led Arizona State (8-2) with 14 points.
18. Kentucky 8-2 198 18 FIU 0 0 .000 8 2 .800 Wednesday’s Game
Out—None. Rebounds—SE Missouri 25 (Tol- 19. Arizona State 8-1 178 20 Louisiana Tech 0 0 .000 9 3 .750 Tennessee St. 15 16 22 20 —73 Luguentz Dort came in as the fourth-highest freshman scorer in
DePaul 26 26 26 17 —95 No. 1 UConn at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m.
bert 5), Florida St. 43 (Forrest 8). Assists—SE 20. Houston 10-0 168 22 Old Dominion 0 0 .000 8 3 .727
3-Point Goals—Tennessee St. 4-10 No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Western Kentucky, 6 p.m. the nation averaging 20.9 points, but he had just 10 points. Zylan
Missouri 14 (Dalton 5), Florida St. 15 (Forrest 21. Iowa 8-2 115 21 Southern Miss. 0 0 .000 7 3 .700
4). Total Fouls—SE Missouri 21, Florida St. 13. 22. Nebraska 9-2 94 25 FAU 0 0 .000 7 3 .700 (Roberts 2-2, Elliott 0-1, Outlow 1-2, Banner No. 23 Texas A&M vs. Southern Cal, 5 p.m. Cheatham had 14 rebounds.
0-1, Wrister 1-2, Young 0-2), DePaul 12-35 Thursday’s Games
A—5,726 (12,100). 23. Marquette 8-2 91 — Marshall 0 0 .000 7 4 .636
(Grays 1-4, Stonewall 1-4, Campbell 5-8, Dahl- No. 3 Louisville at Central Michigan, 6 p.m. This was the first game after the Commodores’ finals break
24. Maryland 9-2 90 23 UAB 0 0 .000 6 4 .600
Vanderbilt 81, 25. Furman 12-0 82 — W. Kentucky 0 0 .000 5 5 .500 man 1-1, Millender 1-6, Allen 0-3, Bekelja 3-3,
Daninger 0-2, Held 0-3, Morris 0-1). Assists—
No. 4 Mississippi State at Washington, 9 p.m.
No. 5 Maryland at Delaware, 2 p.m.
and is the second part of a home-and-home deal with Arizona
No. 18 Arizona State 68 Others receiving votes: Indiana 62, Oklahoma UTEP 0 0 .000 4 5 .444
Tennessee St. 12 (Banner 4), DePaul 23 (Held No. 7 Oregon vs. Air Force, 1 p.m. State. The Sun Devils won 76-64 in Tempe last season.
58, St. John’s 51, Kansas State 45, Villanova Rice 0 0 .000 4 7 .364
ARIZONA ST. (8-2): Cheatham 3-6 3-4 35, Cincinnati 28, TCU 24, Iowa State 15, N.C. UTSA 0 0 .000 3 7 .300 5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tennessee No. 11 Oregon State vs. Duke, 9 p.m. Arizona State opened by scoring the first nine points as
9, White 2-4 5-6 9, Lawrence 3-12 0-0 7, Dort St. 36 (Roberts 8), DePaul 40 (Stonewall 9). No. 12 Texas at Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 7
State 13, UCF 7, North Texas 7, Florida 6, Lou- Charlotte 0 0 .000 2 5 .286
Total Fouls—Tennessee St. 19, DePaul 27. p.m. Vanderbilt missed its first six shots. After that, the Commodores
3-13 2-3 10, Martin 3-12 2-2 9, Lake 0-0 0-1 0, isville 6, Purdue 3, Belmont 2. Middle Tenn. 0 0 .000 3 8 .273
Cherry 3-8 0-0 7, Edwards 4-10 4-4 14. Totals
Technical Fouls—None.A—1,542. No. 17 Arizona State vs. Fresno State, 3 p.m. finished the first half outscoring the Sun Devils 34-19, including
No. 20 DePaul at Loyola of Chicago, 7 p.m.
21-65 16-20 65. Top 25 Scheddule Monday’s Games
No games scheduled
No. 15 Syracuse 94, No. 21 Gonzaga vs. Idaho, 8 p.m. an 18-3 run over the final 6:49.
VANDERBILT (7-2): Ryan 2-11 5-6 11,
Moyer 0-2 0-0 0, Shittu 4-10 1-2 9, Lee 2-3 9-12
Monday’s Games
No. 11 Florida State 85, Southeast Missouri 68
Today’s Games Niagara 45 No. 22 Michigan State vs. FAU, 6 p.m.
No. 24 Miami vs. Vanderbilt at Warden Arena,
“Really proud of how we responded,” Vanderbilt coach
South Florida at FIU, 6 p.m. NIAGARA (3-7); Ekpiteta 2-6 1-4 5, Gath- Bryce Drew said. “Obviously, the start wasn’t how we planned it
14, Toye 4-8 0-0 11, Brown 1-1 1-2 3, Nesmith Vanderbilt 81, No. 18 Arizona State 68 East Carolina at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. ers 4-9 0-0 8, Bryant 1-4 2-2 4, McIntyre 1-5 Winter Park, Fla., 7:30 p.m.
5-10 0-2 13, Wetzell 3-5 5-5 12, Garland 0-0 Tuesday’s Games Alcorn St. at UAB, 7 p.m. 0-0 3, Moore 1-9 6-8 8, Davidsdottir 1-4 0-0 2, Friday’s Games going down 9-zero, but guys really fought back and played with a
0-0 0, Evans 3-5 0-0 8. Totals 24-55 21-29 81. No. 1 Kansas vs. South Dakota, 7 p.m. Pepic 0-4 2-2 2, Baughman 0-1 0-0 0, Edwards No. 7 Oregon vs. UC Irvine, 2 p.m.
Halftime—Vanderbilt 34-28. 3-Point No. 2 Duke vs. Princeton, 5 p.m.
Rice at Rio Grande, 7 p.m.
1-6 0-0 3, Grimshaw 1-3 0-0 2, Haar 1-3 1-2 4, No. 8 Stanford at Buffalo, 11 a.m. lot of energy the rest of the game.”
North Texas at New Mexico, 8 p.m.
Goals—Arizona St. 7-24 (Dort 2-4, Edwards No. 8 Gonzaga vs. UT Arlington, 8 p.m. Wanzer 1-3 0-0 2, Yelle 1-1 0-0 2, Totals 15-58 No. 9 Tennessee vs. ETSU, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt pushed that to 37-28 when Ryan hit a 3 to open
2-4, Lawrence 1-4, Martin 1-5, Cherry 1-6, No. 14 Buffalo at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Southwestern Athletic 12-18 45. No. 10 N.C. State at Chattanooga, 6 p.m.
the second half. Dort scored five straight points to pull Arizona
No. 15 Ohio State vs. Youngstown State, 6 p.m. SYRACUSE (9-2): Drummond 6-11 2-2 No. 15 Syracuse vs. Duquesne at the McArthur
Cheatham 0-1), Vanderbilt 12-28 (Toye 3-4,
Nesmith 3-5, Evans 2-3, Ryan 2-9, Wetzell 1-2,
No. 20 Marquette vs. North Dakota, 8 p.m. Conference 19, Strautmane 4-8 0-0 12, Finklea-Guity 5-8 Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., 6:30 p.m. State within 37-34, but that was as close as the Sun Devils got
No. 23 Iowa vs. Western Carolina, 8 p.m. Conference All Games 1-1 11, Cooper 1-5 0-0 2, Mangakahia 3-6 0-0 No. 16 Iowa at Drake, 6 p.m.
Lee 1-2, Shittu 0-1, Moyer 0-2). Fouled Out— Wednesday’s Games W L Pct. W L Pct. 8, Djaldi-Tabdi 5-7 0-0 10, Foppossi 0-1 0-0 0, No. 18 Kentucky vs. Murray State, 11 a.m. until Edwards and Kimani Lawrence hit back-to-back 3s with 3:53
None. Rebounds—Arizona St. 38 (Cheatham No. 3 Tennessee vs. Samford, 6 p.m. Grambling St. 0 0 .000 5 6 .455 Bailey 1-2 1-1 3, Engstler 7-10 1-2 16, Fitzmau- No. 23 Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M, 6:30 left to pull within 62-59.
14), Vanderbilt 31 (Shittu 7). Assists—Arizona No. 5 Virginia at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. 0 0 .000 4 6 .400 rice 0-1 0-0 0, Fowler 0-0 0-0 0, Fox 1-2 0-0 3, p.m.
St. 9 (Dort, Edwards 3), Vanderbilt 13 (Shittu No. 7 Auburn at N.C. State, 5 p.m. Texas Sou. 0 0 .000 4 7 .364 Lewis 2-4 0-0 4, Young 2-7 0-0 6, Totals 37-72 No. 24 Miami vs. Alabama at Warden Arena, Simisola Shittu answered with a layup, and Toye knocked
4). Total Fouls—Arizona St. 19, Vanderbilt 18. No. 11 Florida State vs. North Florida, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff 0 0 .000 3 7 .300 5-6 94. Winter Park, Fla., 5:15 p.m. down a 3 as Vanderbilt pushed the lead back to double digits.
No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. N.C. A&T, 6 p.m. Alabama St. 0 0 .000 2 6 .250 Niagara 10 15 14 6 —45 No. 25 South Carolina vs. Temple, 6 p.m.
Technicals—Dort. A—9,271 (14,316).
No. 17 Mississippi State vs. Wofford, 7 p.m. Jackson St. 0 0 .000 2 9 .182 Syracuse 25 27 24 18 —94 Saturday’s Games n No. 11 Florida State 85, Southeast Missouri State 68:
Tulane 77, No. 22 Indiana vs. Central Arkansas, 6 p.m. MVSU 0 0 .000 2 11 .154 3-Point Goals—Niagara 3-21 (Gathers No. 1 UConn at No. 14 California, 2 p.m. At Tallahassee, Florida, playing for the first time in eight days,
Prairie View 0 0 .000 1 9 .100
Texas Southern 70 Thursday’s Games
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 12 Texas Tech at Madison Southern U. 0 0 .000 1 10 .091
0-1, Bryant 0-3, McIntyre 1-5, Moore 0-2,
Baughman 0-1, Edwards 1-4, Grimshaw
No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 19 Marquette, 12:30
p.m. Florida State looked rusty and trailed for much of the first half.
TEXAS SOUTHERN (4-7): Butler 2-6 2-2 Square Garden, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M 0 0 .000 0 9 .000 0-1, Haar 1-2, Wanzer 0-2), Syracuse 15-37 No. 13 Minnesota vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m. Trent Forrest soon changed everything, driving to the basket
7, Combs 5-10 2-7 12, Reed 2-3 1-2 5, Patter- No. 21 Houston vs. Utah State, 7 p.m. (Drummond 5-10, Strautmane 4-7, Cooper No. 15 Syracuse vs. UCF at the McArthur Cen-
son 5-11 5-7 17, Bruce 2-9 0-0 5, Olden 1-7 4-4 Friday’s Games Monday’s Game 0-2, Mangakahia 2-3, Foppossi 0-1, Engstler ter, St. Petersburg, Fla., 6:30 p.m. and consistently producing points or drawing fouls.
7, Ewing 5-11 2-4 12, C.McClelland 0-2 0-0 0, No. 8 Gonzaga vs. Denver, 8 p.m. Tulane 77, Texas Southern 70 1-3, Fitzmaurice 0-1, Fox 1-2, Lewis 0-1, Young Forrest scored a career-high 23 points and freshman Devin
Armstrong 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-5 0-0 3. Totals No. 10 Michigan State vs. Oakland, 6 p.m. Today’s Games
Alabama State at Sam Houston State, 6:30 p.m.
2-7). Assists—Niagara 11 (Bryant 4), Syracuse SEC Women Vassell added 16 points as No. 11 Florida State overcame a
24-66 16-26 70. No. 14 Buffalo at No. 20 Marquette, 7:30 p.m. 30 (Mangakahia 15). Fouled Out—None. Re- Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
TULANE (4-6): Sehic 11-15 4-5 28, Koka No. 24 Furman at LSU, 8 p.m. Alcorn State at Alabama-Birmingham, 7 p.m. bounds—Niagara 41 (Ekpiteta 9), Syracuse Mississippi State 0-0 .000 10-0 1.000 sluggish first half and beat Southeast Missouri 85-68 on Monday
1-2 0-0 2, Daniels 7-9 4-7 21, Cornish 1-6 3-6 6, Saturday’s Games
No. 1 Kansas at No. 18 Arizona State, 8 p.m.
Monday’s Women’s 41 (Engstler 9). Total Fouls—Niagara 11, Syr-
acuse 19. Technical Fouls—None.A—6,093.
0-0 .000 8-0 1.000
0-0 .000 10-1 .909
Barrett 2-6 0-3 5, Ajang 0-1 0-1 0, Paul 0-1 0-0 “It was one of those grinding games that I think is good for
0, Quinn 1-1 0-0 2, Crabtree 4-7 3-4 11, Wood
No. 3 Tennessee vs. Wake Forest, 11 a.m. Major Scores Auburn 0-0 .000 8-1 .889
1-4 0-0 2. Totals 28-52 14-26 77.
No. 4 Michigan vs. Air Force, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Virginia vs. William & Mary, 1 p.m.
EAST AP Top 25 Women Texas A&M 0-0 .000 8-2 .800 this team this time of year to keep us focused and understand
Kent St. 76, St. Bonaventure 64 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ Missouri 0-0 .000 8-3 .727
Halftime—Tulane 34-22. 3-Point Goals— No. 6 Nevada vs. Akron, 6 p.m. Syracuse 94, Niagara 45 women’s college basketball poll, with first-place Arkansas 0-0 .000 8-3 .727 we’re still a work in progress,” Florida State coach Leonard Ham-
Texas Southern 6-32 (Patterson 2-6, Butler No. 7 Auburn vs. Murray State, 3:30 p.m. SOUTH votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 16, Alabama 0-0 .000 7-4 .636 ilton said. “We have some moving parts that still are developing.”
1-4, Jones 1-4, Olden 1-6, Bruce 1-6, Reed No. 9 North Carolina vs. No. 19 Kentucky at the Appalachian St. 94, Wofford 70 total points based on 25 points for a first-place LSU 0-0 .000 5-3 .625
0-1, Ewing 0-1, Combs 0-1, Armstrong 0-1, United Center, 4:15 p.m. Belmont 67, Chattanooga 51 vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and Georgia 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 One dependable part this season has been Forrest. The
C.McClelland 0-2), Tulane 7-21 (Daniels 3-3, No. 11 Florida State vs. Saint Louis at the BB&T Florida Gulf Coast 81, Abilene Christian 65 last week’s ranking: South Carolina 0-0 .000 6-4 .600 junior point guard shot 8 for 12 from the floor, 6 of 8 from the
Sehic 2-4, Cornish 1-4, Barrett 1-5, Wood 0-2, Center, Sunrise, Fla., 1:30 p.m. McNeese St. 106, Southern University at New Record Pts Prv Ole Miss 0-0 .000 5-7 .417
Crabtree 0-3). Fouled Out—Barrett, Wood, No. 15 Ohio State vs. UCLA at the United Cen- Orleans 54 1. UConn (31) 9-0 775 1 Vanderbilt 0-0 .000 4-6 .400 free-throw line, had a team-high eight rebounds and four assists
Bruce. Rebounds—Texas Southern 32 (Combs ter, 2 p.m. Memphis 69, SE Missouri 57 2. Notre Dame 9-1 738 2 Florida 0-0 .000 3-7 .300 to help the Seminoles (9-1) win their fourth straight.
No. 16 Wisconsin vs. Grambling State, 11 a.m. North Alabama 86, MVSU 72 3. Louisville 11-0 712 4
9), Tulane 36 (Sehic 11). Assists—Texas South- No. 17 Mississippi State vs. Wright State at Rust College 78, Alcorn St. 59 4. Mississippi St. 10-0 681 5 Monday’s Game Forrest has scored eight or more points in all but one game
ern 10 (Patterson 3), Tulane 19 (Cornish 5).
Total Fouls—Texas Southern 23, Tulane 24.
Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, Miss., 6 p.m. SE Louisiana 49, Louisiana-Monroe 42 5. Maryland 10-0 632 6 Texas State at Missouri, 7 p.m. this season and has been a leader in his first season as the
No. 22 Indiana vs. Jacksonville, 5 p.m. South Alabama 97, Faulkner 40 6. Baylor 8-1 585 3 Today’s Games
A—1,050 (4,100). No. 23 Iowa vs. Savannah State, No South Florida 102, Vermont 55 7. Oregon 8-1 583 7 Stanford at Tennessee, 5 p.m. (SEC Network) Seminoles’ starting point guard.
No. 25 Nebraska vs. Cal State Fullerton, 2 p.m. UCF 64, Pacific 57 8. Stanford 7-1 561 11 Auburn vs. Coastal Carolina, 5:30 p.m. Florida State secured its 30th straight non-conference home
AP Top 25 Men Sunday’s Games Wake Forest 50, James Madison 49 9. Tennessee 8-0 558 9 Western Carolina at Kentucky, 6 p.m.
win. Nebraska is the last non-conference team to defeat the
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ No. 21 Houston vs. Coppin State, 4 p.m. MIDWEST 10. NC State 11-0 510 10 Nicholls at LSU, 6:30 p.m.
college basketball poll, with first-place votes
in parentheses, records through Dec. 16, total
Southeastern Conference Bowling Green 79, Detroit 73
Butler 72, Indiana St. 49
11. Oregon St.
12. Texas
8-2 429 8
8-2 390 12
Nebraska at Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Mississippi State at Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Seminoles, 70-65 on Dec. 1, 2014.
points based on 25 points for a first-place vote Men DePaul 95, Tennessee St. 73 13. Minnesota 10-0 387 13 Wednesday’s Games Ledarrius Brewer scored 16 points and Skyler Hogan added
through one point for a 25th-place vote and last Conf. Pct. Overall Pct. Marquette 93, Binghamton 40 14. California 9-0 386 13 Lipscomb at Georgia, 10 a.m. 14 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, for SEMO (5-7).
week’s ranking: Auburn 0-0 .000 9-1 .900 Missouri 69, Texas State 50 15. Syracuse 9-2 337 15 USC at Texas A&M, 5 p.m.
Record Pts Prv Mississippi State 0 -0 .000 9-1 .900 N. Illinois 78, E. Illinois 59 16. Iowa 8-2 303 16 Troy at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. —From Wire Reports

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He gives MSU (8-4) yet to be better than the old free safety to strong safe-
another option in the sec- ones. Morgan never let ty.
ondary going into the 11 that thought enter his “There wasn’t any se-
a.m. Jan. 1 (ESPN2) Out- mind. cret formula we gave him
back Bowl against Iowa “It can be very discour- or anything like that,”
(8-4). aging, you see great play- Shoop said. “He just paid
That interception ers come in over you, but attention in meetings to
against Arkansas came you stay true to the pro- both free and strong safe-
in a new coverage cess, work hard and wait ty. He’s a smart, tough
scheme, one that Morgan your turn,” Morgan said. football player and when
and Bulldog defensive “When your number’s his opportunity was ready
backs drilled constant- called, be ready. to go, he took it.
ly throughout the week. “One thing (former “C.J. has the speed and
Morgan quickly paired MSU) Coach (Dan) Mul- the athletic ability to play
the coverage scheme with len taught us was mental against this level of com-
the Razorback formation, toughness. Calling back petition, it was just a mat-
which gave him a tip as to to those things his staff ter of him focusing, and
what play was coming. taught us, mental tough- he’s done that. Hopefully
As soon as he could, ness, knowing no matter it’s a kickstart to a really
Morgan darted for the what’s going on, give your good career.”
sideline and beat the Ra- best effort.” As if the opportunity
zorback receiver to the One caveat to Mor- to start against the top-
ball. gan’s journey: he was not ranked Crimson Tide and
“I wanted to run it back, as ready for this exact in the Egg Bowl were not
of course, but shoot I was opportunity as he could enough, the future may
tired, it was a long drive,” have been, because he be the most exciting part
Morgan said through a had no reason to believe it of Morgan’s season-end-
smile. “Just go down, cel- would come this way. ing stretch: it comes in his
ebrate the interception.” Morgan had never sophomore season, thus
Morgan also had a piv- played the strong safe- two years to shine after
otal pass defended in the ty position, the one he the senior safeties ahead
Egg Bowl: his pass break- started at in the last three of him depart.
up midway through the games, but the faith in He has an offseason
fourth quarter ended all him to do it came from ev- to contemplate that and
hope of a Rebel comeback. eryone around him. work to make it a reality.
On those two snaps, Shoop said he ap- The sheer opportunity to
Morgan made the two proached Johnathan play was far too good for
most significant plays of Abram, the usual start- him to think beyond it.
his college career to date. er at strong safety, for “It’s been something
Even he will admit the list his opinion of what I’ve been waiting on since
to compare them with is MSU should do without I set foot on this campus,
short, given his lack of Landrews. Abram vol- something I worked hard
prior playing time. unteered himself to take for,” Morgan said. “I take
In many programs on Landrews’ spot and sug- pride in doing the little
the rise like MSU’s, play- gested Morgan take over things right. I felt like if I
ers such as Morgan can at strong safety, assur- practiced hard, I would be
be the victim. They are ing Shoop he would have ready if I got a shot.”
brought in when the pro- Morgan ready.
gram is recruiting at one Luckily for Morgan, Follow Dispatch sports
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Vikings and one game was 15 yards behind the lead before halftime, but side handoff. The Saints
behind the Eagles and defense. Manhertz trot- James Bradberry inter- pounced, capping an 84-
Redskins for the second ted into the end zone for cepted Brees’ tipped pass yard drive with a 16-yard
NFC wild card spot with a 50-yard touchdown and and returned it to Saints TD run by Kamara to
two games remaining. a 7-0 lead. territory. Carolina’s sub- make it 12-7 early in the
The Panthers struck It was McCaffrey’s first sequent drive ended when fourth quarter. The Saints
first after offensive coor- career pass attempt, al- Eli Apple intercepted went for 2, but Brees’ toss
dinator Norv Turner dug though he threw two TD Newton in the end zone was intercepted by Jack-
into his bag of tricks. passes while at Stanford. with 10 seconds left in the son, who took it back
On a fourth-and-2 He became the first non- half. nearly 100 yards.
from midfield, McCaf- QB to throw a TD pass in The Panthers held the A fumble by Tommylee
frey got a handoff, took a Panthers history. Saints in check for most Lewis near the goal line
step toward the line, then The Saints responded of the third quarter, but turned into a touchback
stepped back and lofted with two field goals by the game changed when and gave Carolina one last
a perfect pass over the Wil Lutz and appeared Panthers receiver D.J. chance to tie the game
middle to Manhertz, who on the verge of taking the Moore fumbled on an in- with 1:44 remaining.

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MSU (10-0) isn’t going to see (1.5) in the nation. twice to Oregon — once in No- a 9x9 grid
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many players better than Oregon In the last three games, Holmes vember in College Station, Texas, agiven
9x9 grid with several
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junior guard Sabrina Ionescu or is averaging 14.3 points, 7.0 assists, and a second time in December in given numbers.
is to place The object
the numbers
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junior forward Ruthy Hebard. and 2.3 steals. She has only three Las Vegas. Hebard had 24 points 1 to place
to 9 in thethe numbers
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Ionescu, a preseason All-American turnovers in that stretch, and is in the first meeting. Ionescu had a so that each
column row, each
and each 3x3 box 1 4 6 8 9 5 2 3 7
by The Associated Press, needs shooting 50 percent from the field. triple-double. Maite Cazorla had 26 column
one more triple-double to break There are more numbers like containsand theeach
same3x3 box
number 7 6 9 3 4 1 8 5 2
points in the second game. Ionescu contains the same number
the NCAA overall career record only once. The difficulty
this on both sides. Beth Mowins, had 25. only once. The difficulty 2 1 3 5 8 7 9 6 4
level increases from
(12, Kyle Collinsworth, BYU). She Debbie Antonelli, and Holly Rowe level increases from 8 5 4 9 6 2 1 7 3
Monday to Sunday.
is the only player in the NCAA will be ready to give them all to Monday to Sunday.
Praise for the opponent
Difficulty Level 12/17

averaging 18-plus points, eight-plus you. It’s great to see the best col-
rebounds, and eight-plus assists lege basketball has to offer set to “I remember they were very fast
per game. She has five double-dou- call the game. and they came out ready to play
bles. Hebard is sixth in the NCAA, There should be plenty of both games that we played them,”
shooting 68.8 percent from the adrenaline and a packed house at Howard said. “Their post players
field. She has three double-dou- the Matthew Knight Arena. The at- were really good. Of course their
bles. mosphere should be similar to the guards were really good as well.
one the Ducks faced last season They played really well together.
They all had chemistry. We weren’t
Repeat of last season in a 90-79 loss on Dec. 13, 2017, in
Starkville. ready to play. I am excited to play
As they did last season, all five
The question will be which team them.”
of Oregon’s starters are averaging
responds to adversity. Schaefer When asked what she thought
more than 10 ppg., led by Ionescu’s
likes to say his team has to punch it would be like to face nearly the
20.1 ppg.
first and be the aggressor. The same Oregon team with a new
Oregon isn’t going to see many
players more dominating than Bulldogs have played that role set of teammates that is trying to
6-foot-7 senior center Teaira Mc- most of the season. They also find its identity, Howard feels the
Cowan, who has scored in double showed a willingness and a knack Bulldogs match up well with the
figures in 16-straight games dating to respond when things didn’t Ducks.
back to last season. She has 10 go their way against Marquette. “I feel we have all the pieces we
games in which she has scored The back–and-forth nature of need,” Howard said. “We just have
20 or more points. The two-time MSU’s 87-82 victory on Dec. 6 in to be able to come out there ready
Southeastern Conference Player Starkville could offer a glimpse to play and we need to listen to our
of the Week is averaging 19.8 ppg. into how the game against Oregon coaches. They will give us what we
and 11.9 rebounds per game and will play out. need. It is just a matter of us exe-
is shooting 74.7 percent from the You’re not going to find any cuting what we’re supposed to do. I
field in the last seven games. predictions here. My guess is think if we do that and be ready we
Senior point guard Jazzmun Schaefer will have the Bulldogs will be good.”
Holmes is playing at nearly as high ready to play. Graduate transfer
a level as McCowan. Holmes leads Anriel Howard should have extra Adam Minichino is sports editor
the nation with a 6.1 assist-to-turn- motivation. Last season, Howard of The Dispatch. You can email him
over ratio. The Bulldogs have the was a member of the Texas A&M at Fol-
fifth-best assist-to-turnover ratio women’s basketball team that lost low him on Twitter @ctsportseditor.

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She played only one perienced players in her perienced players and Williams, who said she
year before she gave up second season on the because she has high would like to play soccer
the sport, only to return squad, Williams said she expectations for herself. in college. She said she
when she started at Hat- feels more like a leader. Williams said the goals hopes to study computer
tiesburg High. She also Last season, she said she she sets for herself ha- science in college.
competed in volleyball helped her roommate, Za- ven’t changed because
“I know I have learned
and in track and field in riah Wright, learn to play she might be playing with
high school. Williams the sport. teammates who haven’t patience,” Williams said.
said she played club soc- This season, Wright been playing soccer for as “A lot of people come here
cer for one year in Hat- has emerged as a defend- long as she has been play- and try a sport for the first
tiesburg. er. ing the sport. time. Not everybody is go- ACROSS
When she arrived at “I feel it is good to have When you’ve been ing to be at the same ex- 1 Christie of mys-
MSMS, Williams said she people in those kind of playing for as long as Wil- teries
perience level or the same 7 Hotspot offering
was surprised by the qual- roles to help people out,” liams, you tend to become skill level. 11 “Green Eggs and
ity of the players on the Williams said. a teacher. In the process, “I think I have learned Ham” character
soccer team. She said she Williams said she al- Williams said has learned 12 Piercing tools
how not to get upset with
wanted to make sure she ways tries to give her a lot about herself. 13 Exiting in large
had the “full high school best because she doesn’t Williams also has people because every-
experience,” so she opted want to let her teammates learned how to shoulder body’s best is different.” 15 Enticed
to continue playing soc- down. That motivation the responsibility of being Follow Dispatch sports 16 Deuce beater
cer at MSMS. stems from the fact she leading scorer. That feel- editor Adam Minichino on 18 Pile
As one of the most ex- is one of the most ex- ing continues to motivate Twitter @ctsportseditor 21 Lacking funds
22 Deteriorate

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27 “Jeopardy!” host
With 31 years of history, expe- laxed atmosphere on a cruise of Burdeshaw said Spearman 29 Depend
rience, and knowledge, Spearman Alaska in 2004. She said Spearman, helped shape The W’s athletic pro- 5 “Roots” writer 22 Stir-fry pan
30 Poker game
6 In the thick of 23 Opposition vote
worked with close friends and for- who had a Ph.D, was one of many in gram by coaching the volleyball and 31 Mechanical
7 “Das Rheingold” 25 Olympics award
mer W faculty members Dot Burde- her time at The W who provided an track and field teams. She said she learning
composer 28 Taps players
shaw, Barbara Garrett, Joan Thom- example to young women and gave knew Spearman when they worked 32 Whole range
8 — Jima 29 Cheap booze
as, and Martha Wells to document them confidence that they could at the University of Texas at Austin 34 Kicking back
9 Winter bug 31 Talk at length
the history of athletics at The W in accomplish things and encouraged and was excited when she came to 40 Walk in the
10 Follower’s suffix 33 Cats’ quarries
the book “Legacy of the Blues — them to believe in themselves. The W. 14 Impossibly, 34 Greek X
41 Golf setting
A Century of Athletics at The W,” “She was one of the best in her Burdeshaw said Spearman made informally 35 Concealed
42 Midmonth day
which was filled with pictures, data, time — ever — in what she did,” such a big impact because she was 16 Sightseeing trips 36 Mamie’s man
43 Main dish
stories, and many memories. Schmidt said. “You could talk to her dedicated to the idea women need- 17 Thesaurus 37 Bruin Bobby
author 38 Wield
On Monday, Schmidt and Bur- for 30 minutes and she could give ed the opportunity to participate DOWN
19 Good quality 39 Golf support
deshaw shared their memories of a you two sentences and you would in intercollegiate sports and she 1 Braying beast
20 “Get Out” direc-
woman they said dedicated her life be, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ had a willingness to give above and 2 Mountain pass
tor Jordan
to helping women realize opportu- She was intelligent, compassionate beyond what most jobs require to 3 French friend
21 Light touch
nities in education and in sports. contemplative. She studied what do that. She said Spearman was a 4 Boat part
Schmidt spent 11 years as bas- she said. She may even come back determined individual who wasn’t
ketball coach at The W prior to two or three days later and ask you going to be denied once she made
working at Starkville Academy as how you felt about what you talked up her mind to do something.
girls basketball coach and as ath- about.” “She was extremely dedicated,”
letic director. She said Spearman Schmidt said Spearman was Burdeshaw said. “In those early
was a “wise woman” who she called like that with everybody. She said days, you had a full-time job teach-
a “mentor” and a “champion of all Spearman believed it was “her ob- ing and added all of the time coach-
champions.” ligation” to be a mentor for all fac- ing that it takes. She was extremely
“She didn’t give you the answer. ulty members and student-athletes. dedicated to the work at The W.
She led you to it,” Schmidt said. Schmidt said Spearman worked in There were several people like that.
“Jo had such a common-sense ap- a way that made her “one of a kind.” In getting the intercollegiate pro-
proach to things. She was highly or- Burdeshaw, a former teach- gram for women off the ground in
ganized. The thing about it that was er who also served as head of the physical education departments all
so amazing was she had the ability Health and Kinesiology Depart- over the South and the nation you
to set you on the right path or give ment and athletic director at The could find people who gave so much
you something to think about that W, said she was part of a committee to give girls a chance to participate
you hadn’t thought about. She was that recommended to the school’s in intercollegiate sports. She was
compassionate and student and ath- president that Spearman be hired. one of the best of those.”
lete friendly.” She agreed with Schmidt in saying A memorial service will be held
Schmidt recalls countless sub- Spearman was an intelligent and in Columbus for Spearman early in
tle conversations with Spearman caring person who took great pride January 2019.
where she learned so many things. in everything she did. Follow Dispatch sports editor
She said she also had the pleasure “Whatever she did it was done Adam Minichino on Twitter @ WHATZIT ANSWER
to get to know Spearman in a re- well,” Burdeshaw said. ctsportseditor Log cabin
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MLS reduces season, changes format to all-knockouts in playoffs
By ANNE M. PETERSON “The big challenge is for first-round series. March is as important as win- Ibrahimovic made $1.5 mil-
The Associated Press MLS overall, how can they The league will finish before ning in September or October,” lion for the Galaxy last season,
stretch that season into a for- the November international MLS Commissioner Don Gar- the first year of a two-year con-
Major League Soccer is mat that is kind of competitive break — and before the start ber said this month. “Our play- tract. His new deal, according
shortening its season by a
with the rest of the world?” of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar off format, the one that we’re to the person with knowledge
month, going to single-elimina-
Klinsmann said in 2011. “Right that Nov. 21. The October break evaluating, of the contract, includes a raise
tion playoffs and scheduling the
now it’s not competitive. If you will be between the end of the I think is really going to and makes him a designated
2019 MLS Cup final for Nov. 10
have a seven-, eight-month sea- regular season and the start of place a very, very high empha- player.
in its earliest finish since 2002.
The league announced the son, that’s not competitive with the playoffs. sis, strong emphasis, on the Ibrahimovic had 22 goals
change Monday and will have the rest of the world.” The regular season will run regular season.” and 10 assists in 27 games last
an all-knockout postseason in MLS says the new format March 2 to Oct. 6 next year. n In other MLS news, Zlatan season, his first with the Gal-
place of a two-leg format for the will reward teams with top The league said the chang- Ibrahimovic is staying with the axy. He dropped a video on
conference semifinals and finals. regular seasons with greater es resulted from discussions LA Galaxy. social media Monday morning
MLS had started using a two-leg, home-field advantage. throughout the year with team A person with knowledge of with the words, “MLZ I’m not
total-goals format in 2003. The league expands to 24 owners, general managers, the deal confirmed the 37-year- done with you yet.”
After then-U.S. coach Jur- teams with the addition of Cin- television partners and other old striker will play next season There had been persistent
gen Klinsmann criticized the cinnati next year, and 14 teams officials. The changes were rat- for the Major League Soccer rumors linking him to Europe-
league’s season as being too will make the playoffs. Each ified last week. team. The person spoke to The an clubs, including one of his
short, MLS stretched its sched- of the two conference winners “The idea here is to contin- Associated Press on condition former teams, AC Milan, but
ule into December each year will get first-round byes and be ually work on making the reg- of anonymity because the Gal- Milan confirmed last week that
starting in 2012. Klinsmann joined in the conference semifi- ular season become more and axy had not yet formally an- a deal for a loan could not be
was fired in November 2016. nals by the winners of the three more important, so winning in nounced it. struck.

Comics & Puzzles
Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: I have two is very rare.
I’m a wom- questions: (1) They live an hour away.
an in my Would it still be We and his in-laws live in the
50s and will be crossing a line same small town, but they
going to my high if we started a spend every holiday at the
school reunion in romantic rela- in-laws’. Their children have
a few months. I tionship because no memories of us on the hol-
recently recon- I was once his idays. When I talked about it
nected with one student? (He’s with our friends, they said they
of my high school long retired.) (2) have the same problem. All of
teachers, whom I How do you ask their sons go to their daugh-
greatly admired. a man or find out ter-in-laws’ parents’, too.
ZITS (OK, I’ll admit I if he’s gay before With the holidays coming
had a schoolgirl you embarrass up, I hope you may have
crush on him.) yourself by trying something to say about this.
He is 10 years to start a ro- When we spoke to our son
older, and we had mance? — TORN about it, it just caused bad
a friendly rela-
Dear Abby IN THE SOUTH feelings. — SAME PROBLEM
tionship “back in DEAR TORN: IN MINNESOTA
the day” with extracurricular It would not be crossing a line DEAR PROBLEM: My heart
school activities (he was if you and your former teacher goes out to you and other
a sponsor) and even some were to start a romantic rela- parents who experience this.
outside socializing (dances tionship at this point in your However, there is nothing I can
and such), though there were lives. However, before you do to change the behavior of
no lines crossed as far as embark on that campaign, it is adult children, as regrettable
impropriety. We were both important that you understand as it may be. The best advice
engaged to other people (who why he has been single all I can offer is for you -- and
GARFIELD both happened to live a good these years. A way to do that your friends -- to spend the
distance away) at the time, without embarrassing yourself holidays doing things that you
so there was no thought of a would be to pay him a compli- enjoy. Take a trip, gather with
romantic relationship. ment by saying, “Why is it that these friends and celebrate. It
Fast-forward 40-odd years. such a great guy like you has would be a lot healthier than
We are both single (I’m di- never married?” Then listen. sitting around brooding about
vorced; he never married). We DEAR ABBY: Have you ever something none of you can
have been emailing back and heard the saying, “A daughter control.
forth for a couple of months is a daughter all of her life, but P.S. It’s regrettable that
and making plans to get to- a son is a son ‘til he takes a although you live in the same
gether at the reunion — may- wife”? Our son and his family community as the in-laws, you
be before. We have discussed have never spent a single have not been asked to join
a lot of things, but he never Christmas Eve or Christmas them for a holiday meal at
mentions dating or his former Day with us during the entire their table. After all, marriage
fiancée, so I sometimes won- 17 years they have been mar- is supposed to unite families,
CANDORVILLE der if he might be gay. ried. A Thanksgiving with them not divide them.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). the day. Extend the deadline.
18). You never stop educating There was a time when it took This has potential to be a long
yourself this year, and you extra energy to be thoughtful relationship.
become freer with every hour and considerate. But that was LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
of study. Knowing how things long ago, when you were still There are more moving parts
work – emotionally, spiritually, learning how you wanted to op- today but don’t let it overwhelm
practically – gives you advan- erate in the world. Now it takes you. The only moving part you
tages you’ll use time and again. no energy. It’s just who you are. need to concern yourself with is
Major fun at the start of 2019 GEMINI (May 21-June 21). your own, and you can trust that
happens because you dare to You pay attention to the tone of it will connect beautifully where
do things different from your interactions and try to raise the it’s supposed to.
BABY BLUES predecessors. Leo and Virgo
adore you. Your lucky numbers
energy level, if only just a little
so that you’re always leaving
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22).
People respect your power
are: 7, 20, 14, 4 and 32. people in a better mood than because you use it quietly, ap-
ARIES (March 21-April they were in when you started. plying influence only where you
19). You’re not asking much CANCER (June 22-July 22). really think it is necessary, and
out of this day, but you would While it may feel like you’re where it will do the most good
like to know that you’ve made a giving more love and attention for the situation.
difference in the experience of to someone than you’re getting LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
others. You’ll get the feedback back, that’s only if you’re cap- The third eye is the one that
you desire. ping off the count at the end of sees what’s really important.
But it’s vision can vary in
accuracy, which is why it will be
interesting to write down your
predictions so you can look
back later and track what you
BEETLE BAILEY got right.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). Sure, you have your pref-
erences – certain people you
care to be around more than
others – but you see things to
love in many people around you
today. Do you think it’s possible
to love everyone?
Dec. 21). Your mind doesn’t
always fire off thoughts that
create the neural pathways to
feeling good, but luckily today
you can take hold of the situa-
tion and feed it what it needs to
MALLARD FILLMORE get some favorable chemistry
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). Doing what you don’t want
to do because you feel you
should is the most direct route
to wasted time. Your best bet
is to either figure out a better
reason to follow through, or bail
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). Don’t worry about success
or winning or anything along the
lines of gaining approval. The
only approval you need now is
FAMILY CIRCUS your own. Honest contempla-
tion is in store. Can you still
stand behind your choice?
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). Mostly, things are going
in your favor, and will continue
to do so, as you show more en-
thusiasm for your good fortune,
however small it may seem.

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