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Daily Times Leader
Today’s News . . . Tomorrow’s Trends
Serving West Point & Clay County Since 1867 Tuesday, August 13, 2013 75 cents
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2: Community
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7: Sports
10: Comics
11: Classifeds
Newsroom
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Check the Community Calendar
for upcoming events! page 2
Gallion recoups from MCL
surgery page 8
Summerall: You can learn a lot
from history page 4
Community Opinion Sports
Legion Riders donate to Church Hill Elementary
Submitted Photo
The Legion Riders of West Point Post 38 recently donated $150.00 to first grade teach-
er Jamie Walker at Church Hill Elementary to help with classroom expenses. Pictured
are Cindy Donahoo, Principal, Jamie Walker and Bill Walker, Chaplain of Post 38.
Gov. may not get
jobless rate blame
JACKSON — Is Mississippi’s high unemployment rate a
threat to Gov. Phil Bryant’s popularity?
It’s hard to tell, but the governor might think so.
Mississippi is saddled with the nation’s third-highest job-
less rate, at 9 percent in June. While the nation’s unem-
ployment rate has slowly improved, the jobless rate in the
Magnolia State has remained stuck at 9 percent or above in
every month except one since the Republican took offce in
January 2012.
The unemployment rate may actually be the most dis-
couraging indicator when it comes to the state’s economy.
A separate measure of payrolls has been improving, even if
it remains well below pre-recession levels. The overall state
economy, as measured by gross domestic product, had the
best year since the recession in 2012. And Mississippi tax
collections also continue to rise.
The governor has more than two years before voters will
pass judgment on his performance, assuming he seeks a sec-
ond term. And by that time, the unemployment rate may
line up with the more promising trends.
Bryant, though, seems to sense some peril. He devoted
nearly half of his 2013 State of the State speech to recit-
ing job announcements from the previous year. And the
governor’s offce works to associate itself with jobs at every
opportunity.
Any announcement of more than 25 new jobs that’s as-
sisted by the Mississippi Development Authority comes
from the governor’s offce. Bryant has sometimes appeared
at announcements for companies adding fewer than 100
jobs.
There may be a sign somewhere in the governor’s offce
that echoes James Carville’s 1992 mantra to Bill Clinton —
“The economy, stupid.”
MDA counts more than 6,000 jobs that it has helped re-
tain or create so far this year. Bryant, of course, mentioned
the new jobs that the state has assisted with in his Neshoba
County Fair speech
“Let me tell you, Mississippi is growing and doing dy-
namic things,” Bryant told the crowd. He later promoted
jobs again in an Internet video that he flmed for supporters
following the speech.
It’s hard to objectively determine how popular Bryant
currently is, with few published opinion polls in Mississippi.
But the governor seems to be reasonably popular, and
of the things that opponents bay about, unemployment
doesn’t usually top the list.
From a broader perspective, it’s hard to assess how much
blame or credit elected offcials should get for as compli-
cated an animal as Mississippi’s $100 billion economy. But
that doesn’t stop people from pinning the tail on their least
favorite donkey or elephant.
Bryant may be beneft having a partisan opposite, Demo-
crat Barack Obama, as president.
Voters may divide responsibility for economic conditions
by party, preferring to blame offcials from the opposing
party when problems arise. That was the fnding of a 2010
study in the Journal of Politics by Adam Brown, a politi-
cal science professor at Brigham Young University in Utah.
Brown found that when the governor and president are
from different parties, voters tend to blame the politician
from the opposite party for a bad economy.
“When the president and the governor belong to oppos-
ing parties, voters will overestimate the policy success of
whichever level of government that is controlled by their
preferred party,” Brown wrote.
Of course, there’s one more factor. Any governor of Mis-
sissippi may beneft from low expectations when it comes
to the economy. With the state’s customary location at the
bottom of measures for income and poverty, as well as its
typical pattern of slow economic growth, voters may just
not have a very high standard for a governor when it comes
to economic performance.
An AP newS AnAlySiS
Auto-burglaries pose problem for west Point
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
Again this weekend between late
Friday evening to early Monday
morning, three auto-burglaries
occurred inside the city limits of
West Point.
Two vehicles were vandalized
and burglarized on E. Broad Street
as well as another vehicle that was
burglarized on E. Jordan Avenue.
All three had their windows busted
out to reach inside to grab valuables
from inside the vehicles.
“Many cases in the past several
months have seen vehicle’s win-
dows shattered out of the them,”
commented West Point’s Chief of
Police Tim Brinkley on the three
auto-burglaries that occurred over
the weekend, “We are encouraging
citizens that items of value should
not be left in plain view. Also be
certain that your vehicle is locked
before retiring for the night because
some cases have involved unlocked
doors.”
These incidents are not stand-
ing only as the West Point Police
Department has continually seen a
rise in the occurrence of auto-bur-
glaries in West Point in the last four
months. Chief Brinkley again sug-
gested ideas for people to help
curve the opportunistic criminals
that are perpetrating the rash of
burglaries.
“Another good idea is to park
your vehicle in a well-lit area. If you
have anti-theft system in your vehi-
cle make sure it is armed and fully
functional,” said Brinkley about
more tips to help prevent auto-
burglaries.
Though these incidents are not
confined to one area of the city,
many of the crimes have occurred
inside a specific area that spans
south of Main Street. Stretching
form S. Division Street to S.
Eshman Avenue, the majority of the
auto-burglaries have occurred in
this area of West Point. For those
residents inside this area and more
specifically anywhere around West
Point, Chief Brinkley wants the
public to be aware of these inci-
dents.
“The public needs to be aware
that a person or group of persons
are committing these vehicle bur-
glaries,” said Brinkley warning the
West Point citizenry, “They are
selecting soft targets, criminals are
very opportunistic.”
Brinkley also wants for people
who see suspicious activity to take
visiual pictures such as time of day,
what the subject(s) looked like, and
the activity the person was doing.
Citizens should stay vigilant of
their surroundings and insure that
their property is in the right hands,
theirs.
Baldwin joins
The Women’s Group
Special to the
Daily Times Leader
Obstetrician-gynecologist Barbrette
A. Baldwin, M.D., has joined The
Women’s Group with locations in West
Point and Columbus.
She joins Drs. Charlotte Magnussen,
Charles Miles, John Shields and
Timothy Whittle, as well as certified
nurse practitioner Becky Mitchener, at
the clinics.
Dr. Baldwin earned a bachelor’s
degree from the University of Alabama
and also attended Loyola University in
Chicago. She received her medical
degree from Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood,
Ill. She completed residency training in
obstetrics and gynecology at Florida
State University’s Sacred Heart
Hospital in Pensacola.
Dr. Baldwin is a member of the
American Medical Association,
American Congress of Obstetrics and
Gynecology and American Association
of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
The Women’s Group is located at
747 Medical Center Circle in West
Point and may be reached at (662)
494-9466. The Columbus location is at
University Mall, 2031 Hwy. 45 North,
Suite 4, and may be reached at (662)
327-8924. Appointments may also be
made for either location by calling
1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
Albuquerque hopes ‘Breaking Bad’ ending a start
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
(AP) — It’s been five years of
meth addicts, deadly shoot-
ings, violent drug traffickers
and hidden secrets of the
desert.
And throughout the film-
ing of AMC hit television
series “Breaking Bad” in
Albuquerque, interest in this
Southwestern city from tour-
ists has grown and local busi-
nesses have sought to cash in.
A doughnut shop sells treats
laced with blue “meth” top-
pings, for example, while a
bike rental business gives
tours of characters’ favorite
spots.
But now that “Breaking
Bad” is returning for its final
episodes, Albuquerque shops
and tourist attractions are
trying to take advantage of
the popular show’s last
moments before the series
fades from memory.
The city’s visitors’ bureau
hosted a watch party Sunday
See BREAKING | Page 7
Community
Daily Times Leader Page 2 • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Community Calendar
COMMUNITY
ANNOUNCEMENT
POLICIES
All “Community Announcements” are published
as a community service on a frst-come, frst-served
basis and as space allows. Announcements must be
60 words or less, written in complete sentences and
submitted in writing at least fve days prior to the re-
quested dates of publication. No announcements will
be taken over the telephone. Announcements sub-
mitted after noon will not be published for the next
day’s paper. To submit announcements, email life@
dailytimesleader.com.
Monthly
u Civitan meetings — The West Point
Civitan Club meets on the first and third
Wednesdays of each month at noon in the
Training Room of NMMC-West Point. All
interested persons are cordially invited to
attend.
u West Point Alumni Chapter Meetings
— The West Point Alumni Chapter Meets
on the second Saturday of each month at the
Northside School building on Fifth St. at
noon. All members and interested persons
are invited to attend.
u City Board Meetings — The City
Board of West Point holds its meetings the
second Tuesday of each month at City Hall
at 5:30 p.m. Work Sessions are held every
Thursday prior to the board meeting at City
Hall at 5:30 p.m.
u Compassionate Friends — Families
who have experienced the death of a child
are invited to attend The Compassionate
Friends meeting at 6:30 p.m. the second
Tuesday of each month, at North Mississippi
Medical Center-West Point, 835 Medical
Center Drive. The mission of The
Compassionate Friends is to assist families
toward resolving grief following the death of
a child of any age and to help others be sup-
portive. Bereaved parents, siblings, grand-
parents and immediate family members are
welcome to attend. For more information,
call Michele Rowe, director of Social Services
at NMMC-West Point, at (662) 495-2337.
u American Legion Meeting —
American Legion Post 212 will meet every
third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at their
headquarters on Morrow St. All members
are urged to attend.
u AARP Meeting — The Clay County
AARP will meet every third Thursday, at
5:30 p.m. at the Henry Clay Retirement
Center. All members and those interested in
AARP are urged to attend. For more infor-
mation call Ella Seay 494-8323 or Dorothy
Landon 494-3577.
Ongoing
u Basic Skills Class — Free Basic Skills
class at the EMCC West Point Center, Hwy.
45 North, Monday thru Thursday each
week, 11:30-1:30 p.m. The Basic Skills
class will prepare you to take the WorkKeys
test and receive a Career Readiness
Certificate. WorkKeys® is a job skills
assessment that helps employers select, hire,
train, develop, and retain a high-perfor-
mance workforce. These classes are spon-
sored by EMCC Workforce Services. Please
call Mitzi Thompson at 243-2647, to regis-
ter for free classes.
u Lodge Meeting — West Point Masonic
Lodge No. 40, will have its regularly stated
communication the third Monday of each
month. All Master Masons are urged to
attend.
u WPHS Class of 2003 Reunion —
The website for the class reunion for the
WPHS Class of 2003, 10 year reunion has
been created. Please visit http://www.class-
creator.com/West-Point-Mississippi-2003 to
view it. Sign up for the site by searching for
your name under the classmate profle tab
and creating a profle. Create your profle
and you will be granted access to the site by
a member of the planning committee. Please
allow up to 24 hours for a member of the
planning committee to verify your identity
as the content is password protected. The
reunion will be in West Point May 31-June
2.
u The Academy of Performing Arts —
located at the North Mississipppi Medical
Center-West Point Wellness Canter is now
enrolling for the fall session. Classes begin
August 13 in ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, lyri-
cal, tumbling, musical theatre and voice.
Semester will run for four months and cul-
minate with a Christmas recital in December.
For more information, email betty@msapa.
org or call (662) 494-1113.
u Welding and Carpentry Classes —
EMCC Workforce Services is offering
Welding and Carpentry classes two nights a
week from 5 – 9 p.m. Please contact Mitzi
Thompson at 243-2647.
u Grief Support Group — Christ
United Methodist Church is providing sup-
port for grieving families with a Grief
Support Group who will meet Mondays at
6:30 p.m.
u GED Classes — EMCC West Point
Center, if offering free GED classes at
EMCC West Point Center, Monday thru
Thursday, from 8 am – 1:30 p.m. These
classes are sponsored by the Adult Basic
Education department of East MS
Community College. Please contact Cynthia
McCrary or Jessica Flynt at 492-8857 for
additional information.
u C2C Info — Need work skills to get a
job? EMCC Workforce offers the Counseling
2 Career program to assist in gaining work
experience. C2C classes are available for
residents of Clay, Lowndes, and Noxubee
counties, Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-3
p.m. If you are 18-21, please contact
Sha’Carla Petty at 662-243-1930 or Chrystal
Newman at 662-243-1941 for more infor-
mation.
u Animal shelter help — The West
Point Clay County Animal shelter needs
foster families for several puppies who have
been selected to go on the next Homeward
Bound rescue. You would need to keep the
pup for two weeks, until the day of trans-
port. If you are interested, please call the
shelter at 524-4430.
u Ladies Auxiliary — The American
Legion Post 212 Ladies Auxiliary meet the
second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
All members are urged to attend.
u GED classes — Free GED classes at
Bryan Public Library on Tuesday and
Wednesday each week, 4:30 - 7:30. These
are sponsored by the Adult Basic Education
department of East MS Community College.
Please call 243- 1985 to register for free
classes.
u Foster Parenting — Foster and
Adoptive Parents are needed. If you can give
time, space, care and attention to foster chil-
dren, maybe you can qualify to be a foster
parent. Caring families in Clay Co. are
needed who have the interest and ability to
be loving foster parents. For more informa-
tion call Karen Ward at 494-8987.
u Lodge Breakfast — West Point
Masonic Lodge No. 40 will have a breakfast
the frst Saturday of each month from 5”30-
8:30 a.m. The public is invited.
u REPM Meeting — The Clay County
Unit of Retired Education Personnel of
Mississippi, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Esther
Pippen Meeting Room of the Bryan Public
Library. J.W. Chrestman from Alert
Guardian will be guest speaker. All members
and prospective members are invited to
attend. Membership in REPM is open to all
retired persons from the Mississippi schools.
For more information call President Ella
Seay 494-8323 or Vice President Robbie
Bryant 494-4129.
Now thru August
u Immunization Requirements for
Public School — To the Parents/Guardians
of 7th Graders: According to the Mississippi
State Department of Health, a new immuni-
zation requirement for 7th grade students
has been implemented. The new immuniza-
tion is the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and
pertussis) vaccine. This immunization is
required for all students entering the 7th
grade. All updated immunization records
must be turned in to the offce at Fifth Street
Junior High School by Thursday, August 1,
2013 or they will not be able to receive a
schedule until the updated immunization
record is received. If you have any ques-
tions, please call the office at
662.494.2191from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Friday, August 16
u Friday Night Jams — Friday Night
Jams is scheduled for 7-9:30 p.m. at the
Parks and Rec Building at Marshall Park.
Bring your instruments, voices and listening
ears and dancing feet for a fun-flled family
event. Sponsored by the West Point/Clay
County Arts Council. For more information
call 494-5678.
August 15 - September 5
u Childbirth Preparedness Class —
North Mississippi Medical Center-West
Point will offer a prepared childbirth class
for expectant parents from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 5.
Instructors cover a wide variety of topics
including relaxation techniques, prenatal
care, labor and delivery, pain relief measures,
breast-feeding and infant care. The fee is
$35.
Class will not meet July 4. To register or
for more information, call (662) 495-2292
or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).
CHURCH
ANNOUNCEMENT
POLICIES
All “Church Announcements” are published as a community service on
a frst-come, frst-served basis and as space allows. Announcements
must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted
in writing at least fve days prior to the requested dates of publication. No
announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements sub-
mitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit
announcements, email life@dailytimesleader.com.
Ongoing
u Feed the Hungry — Holy Temple Holiness Church
Women’s Ministries deliver meals to Feed the Hungry the
second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. If you or some-
one you know is elderly or shut-in, and could benefit from
this free delivery service, call 494-3322 before 8 a.m. the
morning of the deliveries..
u Town Creek Bible Study — Minister Lester Moore
will be holding Bible Study at Town Creek Apartments in
the Laundry Room each Tuesday night from 6 p.m. until 7
p.m. The current 13-week less is titled “How to be a
Christian.”
Sunday, August 11-14
u Revival — The Assembly in Jesus Christ Church
will be having revival Sunday -11a.m. and 6 p.m.
Weekdays at 7 p.m. Guest speaker is Bishop Clifton Jones
from Philadelphia.
u Revival — Pilgrim Grove M.B. Church is having
Revival Services Sunday at 6 p.m. and weeknights at 7
p.m. There will be a different speaker each night bringing
the message. Everyone is cordially invited to come and
share in the glorifcation of God.
Tuesday, August 13-15
u Revival — Payne Chapel M.B. Church wishes to
invite everyone to their Summer Revival at 7 p.m. Guest
speaker is Rev. Leslie Mabry of St. Paul M.B. Church of
Amory.
Saturday, August 14
u Bake Sale — Greenwood M.B. Church is having a
Bake Sale from 7 a.m. - until at Bancorp South parking
lot by Kroger.
Sunday, August 18
u Men and Women’s Day — Walker Grove M.B.
Church is having their Men and Women’s Day Program
at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is Willie T. Edwards of Shady
Grove Abbott M.B. Church.
u Concert — Yeates Chapel M.B. Church is having
their Youth and Adult Choir Day at 3 p.m. Associate
Minister Danny Box will bring the message. Refreshments
will be served.
u Mime Ministry Anniversary — Greenwood M.B.
Church is celebrating it’s Mime Ministries 2nd Anniversary
at 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Saturday, August 24
u Men’s Program — Progress St. Church of God is
presenting a Life Builder’s Men’s Program at 6 p.m.
There will be fve dynamic speakers. The theme is: Men
of Power. Everyone is invited to attend.
Sunday, August 25-27
u Restoring the Family — The Church House of
Refuge Family Worship Center “Restoring the Family
Conference” will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 26-27 at
7 p.m. There will be a different speaker each night. The
public is invited to attend.
Monday, August 26-27
u Restoring the Family Conference — The Church
House of Refuge Family Worship Center “Restoring the
Family Conference” day classes will be held at 10am.
Pastor Michael and Sharon Cannon and will be the lectur-
ers. The public is invited to attend.
ChurCh Calendar
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • Page 3
Today's Weather
Local 5-Day Forecast
Tue
8/13
87/70
Variable
clouds with
scattered
showers and
thunder-
storms,
mainly in the
aft.
Sunrise:
6:17 AM
Sunset:
7:43 PM
Wed
8/14
84/63
Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
low 60s.
Sunrise:
6:17 AM
Sunset:
7:42 PM
Thu
8/15
85/66
Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
mid 60s.
Sunrise:
6:18 AM
Sunset:
7:41 PM
Fri
8/16
84/67
Times of sun
and clouds.
Highs in the
mid 80s and
lows in the
upper 60s.
Sunrise:
6:19 AM
Sunset:
7:40 PM
Sat
8/17
84/67
Partly
cloudy,
chance of a
thunder-
storm.
Sunrise:
6:19 AM
Sunset:
7:39 PM
Jackson
89/72
Meridian
89/72
Tupelo
86/69
Biloxi
90/76
Greenville
91/70 Starkville
87/70
Mississippi At A Glance
Area Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Baton Rouge, LA 89 75 t-storm Memphis, TN 85 68 t-storm
Biloxi 90 76 t-storm Meridian 89 72 t-storm
Birmingham, AL 85 70 t-storm Mobile, AL 91 75 t-storm
Brookhavem 87 72 t-storm Montgomery, AL 88 74 t-storm
Cleveland 89 71 t-storm Natchez 90 74 t-storm
Columbus 88 69 t-storm New Albany 84 66 t-storm
Corinth 84 65 t-storm New Orleans, LA 90 78 t-storm
Greenville 91 70 t-storm Oxford 84 66 t-storm
Grenada 88 67 t-storm Philadelphia 88 71 t-storm
Gulfport 90 76 t-storm Senatobia 84 66 t-storm
Hattiesburg 90 73 t-storm Starkville 87 70 t-storm
Jackson 89 72 t-storm Tunica 84 68 t-storm
Laurel 89 72 t-storm Tupelo 86 69 t-storm
Little Rock, AR 90 70 t-storm Vicksburg 88 69 t-storm
Mc Comb 89 73 t-storm Yazoo City 90 71 t-storm
National Cities
City Hi Lo Cond. City Hi Lo Cond.
Atlanta 85 70 t-storm Minneapolis 77 54 mst sunny
Boston 74 61 t-storm New York 78 64 t-storm
Chicago 72 57 sunny Phoenix 103 78 sunny
Dallas 100 78 mst sunny San Francisco 65 56 pt sunny
Denver 77 55 t-storm Seattle 79 58 pt sunny
Houston 97 75 pt sunny St. Louis 85 60 mst sunny
Los Angeles 81 64 sunny Washington, DC 86 66 t-storm
Miami 90 80 pt sunny
Moon Phases
New
Aug 6
First
Aug 14
Full
Aug 20
Last
Aug 28
UV Index
Tue
8/13
10
Very High
Wed
8/14
10
Very High
Thu
8/15
10
Very High
Fri
8/16
10
Very High
Sat
8/17
10
Very High
The UV Index is measured on a 0 - 11 number scale,
with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater
skin protection.
0 11
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obituaries
Thomas N. Miller Sr.
Thomas N. Miller Sr. of West Point, passed away
Saturday August 10, 2013, at NMMC-West Point at
the age of 87.
He was born April 28, 1926, in DelRay Beach, Fla,.
to the late Katie Mae Dominick and George L. Miller
Sr. He was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in West Point and a veteran of the US Navy,
serving in World War II. He was retired from B&W
with 30 years of service as office supervisor.
Funeral services were Monday, August 12, 2013, at
11 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev.
Ben Rosenkrans officiating. Pallbearers were Howard
Bennett, Hugh Cooper, Billy Buck Staggers, Carlisle
Beggerly, John Beggerly, Tim Robinson, Carl Miller,
Bill Burris, Richard Pate, and Larry Rice.
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Ross, Dr. George
Miller, Sam Barry, George Barry, Bob Wyman, Luke
Robinson, Rush Robinson, Robbie Robinson, Gene
Baldwin, Ronny Robinson, Bobby Mac Robinson,
Gary Castle, Jerry Klutts, Billy Reid, Elbert Smith,
Kenny Heredria and Stokes Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Faulkner
Miller of West Point, a son Thomas N. Miller Jr. of
West Point, a niece Kay Beggerly of Florence and two
nephews George Miller III of Lake Charles, La. and
Gary William Miller of Destin, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, 200 Office Park Dr., Suite 303,
Birmingham, Al. 35223 or The First United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 293, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave an online condolence at robinson-
fh.net. Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Thomas Wayne O’Brian
Thomas Wayne O’Brian passed away Saturday,
August 3, 2013, at his home in Chatsworth, Georgia.
He was born August 20, 1948, to the late Lorena
Elmore O’Brian and Arnold O’Brian of Maben.
He is survived by his wife Debra O’Brian of
Chatsworth, Georgia, a brother, Donald O’Brian
(Brenda), nieces, Mitzi Phelps and Tracy
O’Brian of Maben, an aunt, Ann Elmore Keller of West
Point.
A memorial service is set for Saturday, August 17,
2013, at First Baptist Church in Maben, at 1 p.m. with
Rev. Gene O’Brian and Rev. Tommy Temple officiat-
ing.
He was predeceased by a sister, Carolyn Jennings of
Hamilton, and a brother, Darrell (Bud) O’Brian of
Maben.
Kenyachtta Robinson
Kenyachtta Robinson age 31, passed away Tuesday,
Aug. 6, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at 11
a.m. from Pleasant Grove Pool’s M.B. Church with
Rev. James Richardson officiating. Burial followed in
Pool’s Memorial Gardens.
Carter’s Mortuary Services was in charge of arrange-
ments.
Lee White
Lee White age 78, passed away Monday, Aug. 12,
2013, in Covington, La.
Lee White was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Pheba, to
L.O. White and Lottie Jennings White. He was the
owner of Lee White Recovery, Towing and Diesel
Repair.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Jewell
Tomlinson; and brother, Walter “Bill” White.
He is survived by one brother, Scotty White of West
Point; and two daughters: Teresa Merrit of Folsum,
La., and Debbie White of Chalmette, La.
Mississippi News Briefs
Suspect arrested in theft from tips jar
RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Ridgeland police say they have
arrested a suspect in the theft of money from a restaurant tip jar.
Officers tell The Clarion-Ledger they arrested William Kent
Snare of Brandon.
Investigators say surveillance cameras caught Snare taking
money from the jar at Shucker’s Oyster Bar on July 27.
Det. Adrian Ready says Snare was arrested on Friday.
The jar contained an estimated $550-600.
It was not immediately clear whether Snare has an attorney.
Brookhaven moves ahead on liquor law
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Aldermen have chosen to
adopt a comprehensive liquor law, which City Attorney Joe
Fernald says could attract new businesses to the city.
The Daily Leader reports the action by the Board of Aldermen
followed a June 4 referendum in which 69 percent of those vot-
ing approved of liquor sales in Brookhaven.
The aldermen adopted the concept of a law covering sales at
liquor stores, clubs, bars and restaurants. Their alternative was
regulating by-the-glass sales at restaurants only.
Fernald said the next step is writing the city ordinance and
presenting it to the board for approval.
The ordinance will cover times and days that restaurants or
liquor stores can sell liquor, Fernald says. He expects a draft
ordinance to be ready by September.
State Alcohol Beverage Control agents John Goza and Hunter
Huff briefed the aldermen last week about the two types of pos-
sible ordinances permitted under Mississippi law.
Fernald said Goza and Huff will be the enforcing agents for
Brookhaven.
“They’re the ones that will tell us what we can do and they’re
the ones that will go into these places if there are problems,”
Fernald said.
Fernald said ABC has made it clear it will enforce Mississippi
laws once the aldermen complete their work.
“We expect an economic effect that is positive for Brookhaven,”
he said. “We do not expect to be passed over anymore by restau-
rants wishing to build in our city now that this law is in place.”
Sentencing set or man charged in gun case
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A man charged with being a
convicted felon and possessing a gun is scheduled for sentencing
Aug. 21 in federal court in Aberdeen.
Antonio Jarmaine Love was indicted in June 2012 and
charged with having a 9 mm pistol in October 2007 in Quitman
County. He pleaded guilty in January.
He faces up to 10 years at sentencing in U.S. District Court in
Aberdeen.
Magnolia Marine adds towboats to fleet
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Magnolia Marine Transport
Co. has added two new towboats to its fleet and is planning for
additional expansion.
Vice President of Operations Roger Harris tells The Vicksburg
Post the vessels Miles Madison and Anna Elise were christened
on June 29.
Magnolia already has 19 towboats and 68 barges in service,
Harris says.
The company’s clients include its parent, Ergon as well as
petroleum companies ConocoPhillips, Exxon-Mobil, Shell and
Marathon.
The two vessels were built in Greenville by Nichols Shipyard
at a cost of $6.5 million each.
More boats and barges are expected to join the fleet, Harris
said.
“The company has at least five more vessels planned for con-
struction over the next four years,” Harris said.
The Miles Madison is a 3,000-horsepower fixed-wheelhouse
towboat and will be used to push petroleum barges on the
Mississippi River and its tributaries, Harris said.
The Ann Elise used a retractable wheelhouse for increased
navigational efficiency, allowing it to slip under low bridges in
the Chicago, Pittsburgh and Houston areas, Harris said.
The vessels are named in honor of two of Ergon CEO Leslie
Lampton’s great-grand-daughters, Miles Madison Roberts and
Ann Elise Walker.
Magnolia is the second Vicksburg river transport company to
expand this year.
In May, Golding Barge Line christened the 2,600-horsepower
Pat Golding and announced plans for an additional towboat and
a new office building.
DA won’t pursue felony against daycare worker
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Oktibbeha County district
attorney’s office won’t pursue felony charges against a Starkville
daycare worker who admitted to giving two children a powerful
muscle relaxer that sent them to the emergency room.
Assistant district attorney Lindsay Clemons tells The
Commercial Dispatch that 52-year-old Diana Covin won’t be
prosecuted for a felony because evidence from medical records
fails to prove serious bodily injury.
Covin was arrested by Starkville police June 6, 2012, less than
a month after two children — both under a year old — were
hospitalized the same day.
Police say both children had been under Covin’s supervision at
First Baptist Church in Starkville.
Authorities say she admitted giving the children Tizanidine, a
prescription drug.
“The problem is with the way the statute was drafted,”
Clemons said. “You have to have the injury, not just the potential
of injury.”
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you can learn a lot from history
Since pretty much nothing
that has been said during the
Obama administration has
been the truth, no one should
be surprised that Congress and
the Senate have decided to opt
out of ObamaCare.
Funny, they were the ones
who thought the Affordable
Care Act was so wonderful
that they didn’t even bother to
read the bill before making it
law.
Now that they have read it, (remember
Nancy Pelosi saying, “But we have to pass it
to see what’s in it!”) they don’t want to par-
ticipate. When the Democrats were pushing
it through, so many Republicans said they
weren’t going to vote for it, Obama just
called for a 2 a.m. vote and oops! didn’t let
the Republicans know. (So much for the
most transparent government in history. Oh
yes, he said that during his first run for the
presidency.)
So now they asked the
president to amend the law
just a little so they don’t have
to take part in what they them-
selves have wrought. Gee! Did
they finally read the bill?!
Obviously they decided this
was not a good idea after all.
So now we are stuck with
health care that is going to be
so expensive and inadequate
that we will all scream for
some relief. It’s so funny that it won’t even
kick in until he’s getting ready to leave
office. Ha Ha. Those who exempt from
ObamaCare are: Barack Obama and his
family, Congress and Senate and their fami-
lies, Justice Dept. and their families,
Supreme Court and their families (maybe
that’s why they didn’t say it was unconstitu-
tional, since they didn’t have to have it, its
okay.) Federal Judges and their families and
1200 Corporations and Unions who gave
millions in contributions to the Obama
campaign. I have long since ceased being
amazed at anything this administration
does. We really owe Richard Nixon an apol-
ogy. Compared to what this administration
gets away with on a daily basis, Nixon was
not a crook.
I also find it funny that the Obama
administration is wanting to bring Edward
Snowden home to prosecute him. If he had
blown the whistle on something being done
by the Bush Administration the guy would
have been lauded as a hero by the liberal
media. Instead he shined a light on the ille-
gal, underhanded actions being perpetrated
by the present administration. So he’s now
in hiding in Russia. Maybe if Obama would
stop treating the Constitution like toilet
paper, people wouldn’t be constantly
unearthing things that he does that he
should be ashamed of and doesn’t want
brought to light.
I’ve been asked why I hate Obama. It
isn’t that I don’t like the man personally
because I don’t know him. I can only judge
by the horrors he keeps perpetrating on our
laws, our rights and our Constitution. I
would be thrilled if he did SOMETHING
that wasn’t detrimental to this country. I
challenge everyone who reads our paper to
do a little research on other great govern-
ments down through the ages into 1930’s
Germany. The wreck of civilizations are
brought about by one man. Whether it is
Antiochus Epiphanes, Gaius Julius Caesar,
Peter the Great, Joseph Stalin or Adolf
Hitler, all these men devised a plan to dis-
arm the populace, seize control of the gov-
ernment and destroy their opponents. Why
is Homeland Security buying up millions of
rounds of ammunition? Why is Obama so
desperately wanting to take away our Second
Amendment Rights? Remember what
Winston Churchill said, “Those who chose
to ignore history are destined to repeat it.”
Donna Summerall
On the road again … and
again … and again
So, I’ll forego the gory
details. Suffice it to say, I
had to make a lightning
trip to Kentucky this
weekend. I left Starkville
Saturday night about 7
p.m., and started my
return trip at about 6:30
p.m. Sunday.
Quick, right?
Well, I learned some-
thing very important in the
process. … Actually,
“learned” might not be the
appropriate word here. It’s more like I’ve
been forced to admit something about
myself I’d have been perfectly content to
ignore.
The fact is this: I’m not as young as I
used to be.
Granted, I’m still in my young adult-
hood. At 33, I’m active, relatively sharp
and generally have plenty of reserve ener-
gy to get up and go at a moment’s notice.
Yet, when I do things like drive 10-11
hours in a span about 24, my get up and
go … got up and went. I felt like I’d been
steamrolled Monday morning, and had it
not been for an abundance of coffee I’m
not certain I’d have ever made it in to
work. It occurred to me at that point that
when I was in my early 20s, before I got
married and Gabe came
along, I functioned on
about three or four hours of
sleep per night fairly consis-
tently, and it didn’t really
hinder me. I worked three
jobs and went to school,
and I didn’t think twice
about it.
That didn’t really change
much once Gabe was born.
I slept more, though it was
interrupted in the typical
new parenthood fashion. I
still worked full-time and took a course
load of about 18-19 hours while juggling
the responsibility of seeing to his develop-
ment. The tell-tale signs of exhaustion
weighed on me at times, but I managed,
he turned out alright and I never failed to
make the Dean’s List. I went, and I went,
and I went. Constantly.
Then, I hit the latter part of my 20s. I
divorced and had to step up my role as
caretaker and provider, but I still did it,
working as the features editor at a weekly
publication during the day and waiting
tables on the weekends (and sometimes at
night through the week in the height of
tourist season on the lake). Eventually, I’d
had my fill of the service industry and
dropped it, squishing in a master’s degree
while I was at it.
Somewhere in the midst of the madness
associated with breaking news, final proj-
ects, lousy tips, kindergarten soccer, Boy
Scouts and kissing boo-boos, I began to
realize just how much more difficult it
was getting to be to burn the candle at
both ends. By the time I finally went to
work in Paducah, Ky., that candle had
diminished to a puddle of oil about the
size of a Tea-Lite. Now, if I don’t get at
least seven (preferably eight) hours of
sleep, I’m worthless. How does that hap-
pen?
It’s really just an unfair experience, this
whole aging business. I sincerely hope I
don’t fall victim to the phenomenon com-
monly called a “mid-life crisis,” but I’m
starting to understand how it happens a
little more clearly, and it seems slightly
less silly to me now than it did just a
couple of years ago. Think about it:
You’re rolling along one day minding
your own business, when BAM! God
decides you’re 50. What happened to 20?
Or 30? I’d probably even settle for 40 at
that point.
Age is a sneaky thing like that — a
treacherous, crafty thing. I sometimes
wonder about all the things I might have
Mary Garrison
Auditor fags schools for
violating textbook law
JEFF AMY
Associated Press
JACKSON — Mississippi school systems are routinely
violating a state law that says they have to issue a textbook
to every student to take home, the state auditor says.
Stacey Pickering said that many districts are only buying
enough books for a set to keep in each classroom, which may
mean a student can’t take a book home to study. Others are
relying on photocopied material, or even in some cases using
state-issued sample tests for their main instructional material.
“From our standpoint, what we have found is the vast
majority of schools are not compliant with state law,”
Pickering said.
For some districts, the problems stem from bad record-
keeping or lack of money. But other districts say that in
many classes, they’re abandoning the traditional textbook.
For example, in lower grades, most districts reviewed by
Pickering’s office use “consumables,” soft-bound books that
may have worksheets that can be torn out. Many teachers
now use a combination of resources including online pro-
grams.
Pickering said he wants to meet with school leaders to
discuss possible changes to the law.
“If our audits prove districts are not in compliance with
the law, I think the question is, is the law reasonable?”
An Associated Press review of 35 compliance audits con-
ducted during the 2012-2013 school year found that more
than 19,000 students didn’t have books assigned. Typically,
about two-thirds of students sampled in each of those 35
districts didn’t have a book of their own.
In some cases, judging from districts’ responses, it may
have been a problem of record-keeping, with teachers just
having failed to fill out lists showing what books were
assigned to what students. For example, the Jackson County
school district responded that students at St. Martin North
Elementary and Vancleave Lower Elementary each get read-
ing and math books, and it would keep better records.
Sometimes, what’s going on appears to be a true lack of
books. Hinds Agricultural High School says it didn’t buy
books for each student “because of a lack of funds.” The
Jefferson Davis County district ordered more than $22,000
in new books after the auditor visited, according to invoices
sent to Pickering’s office.
The Mississippi Department of Education requires that
districts spend at least $20 a year on books for each child,
but that’s far from enough. Just one consumable first-grade
math book ordered by Jefferson Davis County costs $31.50.
Traditional hardcover books can cost $60 to $80 apiece,
school officials say.
Sam Atkinson, director of performance auditing for
Pickering’s office, noted that lawmakers recently haven’t
mandated districts spend specific amounts on textbooks,
instead giving them “lump sum” budgeting authority to
spend as they please.
“Some districts have told us that since they did away with
line items for textbooks, they don’t have any money for text-
books,” she said. “That’s kind of disconcerting since they
asked for the lump sum.”
But there’s also a clash of instructional philosophies. For
See GARRISON | Page 9
See TEXTBOOKS | Page 9
Lifestyles
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • Page 5
Prairie Arts
Countdown
Prairie Arts is just around the corner folks. Throughout all of August,
the Daily Times Leader will be featuring things about the festival
that will take place on August 31. With the help of Bill Haughton,
we will feature the musical acts of this year’s festival one-by-one.
Chad Peavy
From 1995-2004, Chad was in a
hard rock band known as ENVY.
The band parted ways in March
2004. On October 23, 2004 Chad
Peavy’s original songs were first put
to use by his three piece band called
Torn Reflection. This band had 25
successful months gathering many
fans and much radio play world-
wide before parting ways in
November 2006. Chad will contin-
ue to play the songs he wrote and
previously performed with Torn
Reflection. He signed a deal to
Carlisle Records (two album deal)
on January 28, 2008. The Indie
label still allows Chad to be hired
for cover shows in MS and West
Alabama as a cover band with drum-
mer Bob Henry and bassist Storm
Williams. This band is known as
“The Chad Peavy Band”. In the
meantime, Chad has finished up
recording 12 brand new original
Rock/Alternative songs for the sec-
ond upcoming record with
Producer/Engineer Mark Black.
Chad has over 150 COMPLETE
ORIGINAL SONGS (no joke) to
date and 35 co-writes.
In the Sunday, August 11 edition of the Daily Times Leader, Chad Peavey was misidentifed as Chevy Peavy. The cor-
rected Prarie Arts Countdown is below. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Correction
Yard of the Month
Donna Harris
Hairstylist Dee Hathorn’s shop, Mi-Lady’s, was chosen as Yard of the Month for
August by the West Point Home and Garden Club. Year after year Hathorn’s beauty
shop lives up to its name as gorgeous flowers are blooming all around her business.
Her clients look forward to seeing the flowering displays every Spring and Summer.
Pack more fun
into snack time
For Daily Times Leader
When the days get longer and kids’ activities heat up, it
can be challenging to keep on the go snacks nutritious and
fun. Why not kick up the favor and fun factor with some
delightful, new twists on snack ideas?
One mom who is no stranger to keeping hungry kids
happy and well-fed is Leslie Green, author of the food
blog, The Hungry Housewife.
“Snacks should be easy to grab and go so you are pre-
pared no matter where your day takes you,” Green said. “A
trick of mine is to stock my fridge, and sometimes the car,
full of snacks the whole family will love.”
She makes snack time fun and nourishing with these
great ideas.
u Hit the Trail. Create your own trail mix made with
your family’s favorite mix-ins. Include a mixture of nuts,
dried fruit and a few chocolate chips for something that’s
delicious and nutritious. Trail mix recipes get everyone out
the door, fueled up and ready to go.
u Pack Cool Snacks. Bring a cooler with water and fresh
snacks so the kids have nutritious options. In the cooler,
make sure to include M¸ller Fr¸tUp, a cool, creamy, low-
fat yogurt that is topped with a light and airy layer of fruit
mousse. It is available in fun favors like Luscious Lemon,
Splendid Strawberry and more. Plus, the yogurt is thick
and creamy, so if one of the kids drops or spills the cup of
yogurt it won’t spill out or make a mess.
u Friendly Fries. Bypass the drive-through on your road
trips and replace some healthier options with carrot and
celery sticks and small containers of dips like hummus or
peanut butter. Much more nutritious than fast food French
fries and ketchup.
u Make it Crunchy. Now that warmer weather is upon
us, take a trip with the kids to the farmers market to cel-
ebrate the arrival of fresh vegetables. For a crunchy snack,
pick up sweet potatoes, kale and beets, then slice and bake
for homemade veggie chips - they’ll have nutrition packed
into each crunchy bite.
u Ready, Set, Go. Another quick and convenient alter-
native with 8 grams of whole grains are Quaker Chewy
Granola Bars. Now that’s a no-fuss alternative that you can
store in your purse.
Daily Times Leader Page 6 • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
What are the facts?
The Birth of a Nation: The State of Israel was born out of
the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust, probably the most horrible
crime in the blood-stained history of mankind. The
“yishuv,” (the Jewish population of
the country) consisted of barely
400,000 people. On the very day of
its birth Israel was invaded by the
armies of five neighboring Arab
states. Almost miraculously, the
vastly outnumbered and outgunned
Jewish forces managed to overcome
the combined Arab might. But they paid a horrendous price
for their victory. More than 6,000 combatants and civilians
perished in that War of Independence. It was as if the
United States were to lose over 6 million people in combat.
But the War of Independence was not the only one that
Israel’s implacable enemies foisted on it. There was,
perhaps most importantly, the 1967 Six-Day War, in which
Israel gained a spectacular victory, which will be studied
and analyzed in military academies of the world until the
end of time.
The Jewish People’s Renaissance. There is no
comparison in history to the Jewish people’s renaissance
after 2,000 years of persecution, discrimination and exile,
and its transformation into a Jewish nation. Jews from all
over the globe flooded into the newly established haven of
the Jewish nation. All received a brotherly welcome and
were seamlessly integrated into the new state. One of the
proudest accomplishments of the Jewish State of Israel was
the ingathering of the black Jews of Ethiopia. They, also,
are now an integral part of their new country. As an aside,
the current Miss Israel is a lovely woman of Ethiopian
heritage.
Almost one-half of the world’s Jews now live in Israel,
having immigrated from all corners of the world. These
millions are now fully part of their country, truly an
unprecedented accomplishment.
One of Israel’s major successes is the revival of the
ancient Hebrew language. It had been used only as a
religious language for the over
2,000 years of the Jewish diaspora.
It has been fully “modernized” and
is used as the daily vernacular of
Israel for all purposes. There is
nothing comparable to it in the
history of the world.
To the amazement of all,
including perhaps many Jews, Israel, forced by necessity,
has emerged as one of the world’s important military
powers. It has proven more than able to hold its own
though surrounded by enemies, who almost
singlemindedly are fixated on its annihilation.
An Economic Powerhouse. Economically, Israel’s
position at its 65th birthday can only be described as
miraculous. It is economically comparable to most
European countries and superior to quite a few. It is a font
of innovation, a high-tech powerhouse, fueled by the
country’s world-class universities and technical schools.
Most United States high-tech companies have branches and
laboratories in Israel. They consider them as a source of
creativity and of new development. Next to the U.S. itself
and Canada, Israel has more companies listed on U.S. stock
exchanges than any other country.
One of the weak parts of Israel’s economy is the
production of oil and gas. Until now Israel has been almost
totally dependent on imports of gas from Egypt, a most
unreliable supplier. But discoveries of huge oil and gas
fields in its territorial waters in the Mediterranean make it
clear that Israel will be independent of oil and gas imports
in just a few years and may emerge as a major exporter of
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the development of the State of Israel will be considered one of the proudest and most shining successes. Now, as Israel’s
65th birthday has just been celebrated, it is a good time, in our own day, to review what has been accomplished.
On its 65th birthday Israel is in very good condition. Congratulations are in order. But all is not yet perfect, and
improvements can be made. There are social problems. There still is too much disparity between rich and poor. There is
also disparity between the largely secular majority and the ultra-orthodox “haredim,” and also between the Jewish
majority and the over one million Arab citizens who are not yet entirely accepting of their country. The biggest and most
intractable problem, however, is the stubborn enmity of the surrounding Muslim countries and those beyond its borders,
such as Iran. One can only hope that wise leaders in those Muslim countries will eventually emerge, who will realize that
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leaders in those Muslim countries
will eventually emerge, who will
realize that Israel is here to stay …”
By HOLBROOK MOHR,
and MITCH WEISS
Associated Press
TUNICA, Miss. — Four years ago, a
startup car company announced with great
fanfare big plans for the Mississippi Delta:
Using money from foreign investors and
other sources, it would build a massive
auto plant to churn out a new line of en-
ergy-effcient cars and bring thousands of
jobs to the area.
It seemed like a win for everyone in-
volved. The foreign investors who plunked
down at least $500,000 for the venture
would get the opportunity to stay in the
United States and a path to citizenship,
an impoverished area of Mississippi would
get some desperately needed jobs, the state
would generate tax revenues, and the polit-
ical leaders involved would be able to tout
job-creation prowess.
Today, the place where the plant was to
be remains mostly vacant except for a tem-
porary construction trailer. The company
— GreenTech Automotive Inc. — is un-
der investigation by the Securities and Ex-
change Commission and the probe is rever-
berating well beyond Mississippi's borders,
bringing scrutiny to a Virginia gubernato-
rial candidate and the company run by the
brother of former Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton.
"Back in 2009, it was a big deal," said
21-year-old casino employee Perry Turner,
who lives across the highway from Green-
Tech's mostly empty site in rural Tunica
County. "I haven't heard much else about
it."
Some analysts say it was a risky business
plan and foreign investors may have been
more interested in an easy way to get a visa
and a chance at citizenship than trying to
support a venture that had a good chance
to turn a proft or create jobs.
In October 2009, GreenTech's owner,
Chinese businessman Xiaolin "Charles"
Wang, unveiled four prototype cars during
a fashy ceremony and promised to build a
$2 billon plant in the heart of the Missis-
sippi Delta.
Besides backing from foreign investors,
some 100 acres were donated by Tunica
County's economic development founda-
tion, at a cost of $1.8 million, and in 2011
the state gave a $3 million loan toward site
preparation. For a time, the company's
chairman was politically connected heavy-
weight Terry McAuliffe, a close adviser to
both former President Bill Clinton and his
wife, a former Democratic national chair-
man. McAuliffe is now a contender for Vir-
ginia governor.
The cars were supposed to start rolling
off the assembly line in 2012. The compa-
ny now hopes to start producing cars next
year. And while they say they still plan to
build a plant in Tunica County, all that was
on the land on a recent afternoon was a
construction trailer, a few pieces of equip-
ment and a few workers strolling around.
The company instead now uses a former
elevator factory 30 miles away in Horn
Lake. A McAuliffe spokesman said about
100 small electric vehicles were built by the
time McAuliffe resigned from the company
in December. The thousands of promised
jobs have yet to materialize.
"It takes time to build a brand new com-
pany in a capital-intensive industry like
electric vehicles, and we will not cut cor-
ners on quality or safety as we progress.
We have a plan. The plan is working. We're
sticking to it," GreenTech said in a state-
ment.
The company said it has more than 100
workers and "once production is ramped
up" should employ at least 350 — the same
number of jobs required under the state
loan agreement.
Jeff Rent, a spokesman for the Mississippi
Development Authority, said the company
has assured the agency they're on track to
meet hiring goals.
Industry analysts say the company faces
hurdles to succeed.
"A brand-new electric car company with-
out an established U.S. partner, or global
partner, is a lofty goal," said Joe McCabe,
president of AutomotiveCompass, which
forecasts global vehicle and power train
production. "They're one of several other
electric manufacturing startups entering
a tough market. They have to come with
something better to the game, not just an
also-ran."
Other analysts say GreenTech exposes
problems with a program used to attract
foreign investors — known as the EB-5
visa program.
David North, a fellow with the Center for
Immigration Studies, a nonproft based in
Washington, D.C., that examines immigra-
tion policies, said the foreign investors in
the EB-5 program are primarily motivated
by a desire to get green cards for them and
their families, not to fnd lucrative proposi-
tions.
"So this EB-5 program by its very nature
is often linked to second- and third-class
investments," he said.
Under the EB-5 visa program, foreign-
ers can invest $500,000 or $1 million in
American business ventures depending on
the location of the project. In GreenTech's
case, the program called for $500,000 in-
vestments.
The EB-5 program is capped at 10,000
investors a year, and had 6,106 applicants
in 2012.
Under the rules of the program, each
EB-5 investment must create at least 10
jobs. In exchange, the foreign investors get
to stay in the United States for up to two
years and can then apply for full citizen-
ship, a speedier process than afforded to
most other immigrants who must wait fve
years after establishing residency before be-
ing eligible for citizenship.
The federal U.S. Citizenship and Immi-
gration Services' Immigrant Investor Pro-
gram also designates so-called "regional
centers," companies that have authorization
to handle the company's EB-5 investments
— and can collect thousands of dollars in
fees from foreign investors to process their
visa applications.
In this case, Gulf Coast Funds Manage-
ment — a company headed by Tony Rod-
ham, Hillary Clinton's brother — is the
designated "regional center" and has raised
45.5 million from foreign investors for
GreenTech, according to an internal immi-
gration services document obtained by The
Associated Press that outlines background
information about the frm. Rodham has
not responded to phone messages at Gulf
Coast Funds or a message sent to an email
address listed in government reports sub-
mitted to the government.
Hybrid Kinetic Motors, a predecessor to
GreenTech, paid Gulf Coast $250,000 for
assistance in setting up the EB-5 program,
according to a lawsuit between Wang and
his former partner. Regional centers collect
additional fees for processing the invest-
ments.
Of GreenTech's 91 foreign investors,
only one has received permanent residency
status, according to an internal immigra-
tion services document obtained by the
AP that outlines background information
about the frm; the name of the investor
was not disclosed.
Simone Williams of GreenTech said "ev-
ery one of our frst two rounds of EB-5
investors was approved and their invest-
ment was released to GreenTech Automo-
tive." But she did not provide the number
of investors.
She said the government's pace in ap-
proving foreign investors has slowed down
plans to start construction at its Tunica
County facility.
Christopher Bentley, spokesman for
immigration services, said in an email he
couldn't comment on details on the plans
by GreenTech and Gulf Coast Funds.
In May, the SEC subpoenaed unspeci-
fed documents from GreenTech and bank-
ing records from Gulf Coast, according to
nearly 100 pages of documents recently
released by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa.
The documents indicate GreenTech al-
legedly improperly guaranteed investors
returns on their money. GreenTech has
acknowledged receiving the subpoenas and
said the company is cooperating with in-
vestigators.
The Department of Homeland Security
inspector general also is investigating al-
legations that USCIS director Alejandro
Mayorkas— President Barack Obama's pick
for the No. 2 slot at DHS — used his infu-
ence to help Gulf Coast obtain a foreign
investor visa for a Chinese executive.
Since the 2009 groundbreaking, Green-
Tech has changed its business plan. Instead
of producing versions of the four proto-
types it showcased then, including hybrid
cars, it now says its plant, when built, will
have the capacity to make 30,000 electric
vehicles each year, including a sedan and
small electric vehicles known as MyCars. It
now aims to have the frst ones rolling off
the line in Tunica by April.
In the meantime, GreenTech has been us-
ing space at an old elevator factory in Horn
Lake, Miss., where the company says it's
building MyCars, neighborhood electric
cars that are a cross between a golf cart and
a full-sized vehicle. It's not clear how many
of the MyCars — which are not legal to
drive on U.S. highways — have been sold.
GreenTech recently declined an AP re-
quest to tour the Horn Lake facility. The
company won't say how many MyCars it
has produced or sold, but says it has "in-
ternational distribution agreements for
30,000 vehicles over the next three years."
Local offcials haven't lost hope it will all
still happen as advertised.
"I still look at this as an ongoing econom-
ic development project," said Lyn Arnold,
president and CEO of the Tunica County
Chamber of Commerce.
Some residents are ready to see results,
like 33-year-old waitress Shaquita Pickett,
who said a car plant would be a big boost
for the county.
"We really do need one here because we
need better jobs," she said.
Amid probe, car company's
plans haven't panned out
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Eagles defeat top
ranked Clinton
Christian Academy
September 9, 2012 edition
of the Daily Times Leader
Today’s edition of “Football
Rewind” looks back at a
major win for the 2012
Hebron Christian Eagles. The
Eagles were on a three game
winning streak entering into
the Thursday, September 6,
2012, match-up and were fac-
ing a then-ranked no. 6
Clinton Christian Academy.
Hebron took the two-hour
plus bus ride to Clinton and
beat the Warriors at
Mississippi College’ s
Robinson-Hale Stadium in
an exciting eight-man football
tilt.
A 93-degree kick-off wel-
comed the combatants at
Robinson-Hale Stadium
Thursday evening as Hebron
Christian and Clinton
Christian went the full twelve
rounds in a back-and-forth
contest that featured two top
ten ranked squads in
Mississippi.
The atmosphere was elec-
tric as both teams took to the
field in the first quarter of
action. Both teams were
equally matched forcing
three-and-outs for the first
two possessions of the ball
game.
Hebron on their second
possession started to string
together a good drive. The
five-minute offensive series
was completed when Will-
Corben Rogers connected
with Austin Foster on a pass
for the Eagles’ first touch-
down of the night. Taylor
Coggins rushed the two-point
conversion into the end zone
to give Hebron an early 8-0
lead with 37 seconds remain-
ing in the first period.
It was not long before the
Warriors were able to answer
the Hebron touchdown. A
speedy James Myrick of
Clinton broke free of the
Hebron defense to race for a
45-yard touchdown. James
Myrick pounded in the two-
point conversion to tie the
game 8-8 with 9:51 left in the
first half.
After scoring on their sec-
ond possession, Hebron’s
offense began to click.
Answering Clinton’s touch-
down, Austin Foster capped a
quick navy-and-gold drive
with a rushing touchdown.
Rogers extended the lead
with the two-point conver-
sion to bring the score to
16-8 in favor of Hebron with
7:41 on the game clock.
Clinton took possession
following Hebron’s second
touchdown, trailing and hop-
ing to make something hap-
pen before halftime. The
Warriors strung together a
strong drive that ate much of
the remaining time in the first
half. Facing a fourth-down
conversion, Clinton was
stone-walled by the staunch
Eagle defense, turning the
ball over on downs.
Immediately following the
turnover-on-downs, Hebron
quarterback Rogers connect-
ed with Ryan Moore on a
screen pass that went 63 yards
for the Eagles’ third touch-
down. Despite a failed two-
point conversion, Hebron
had built a two-possession
lead at halftime, 22-8.
Just like in the first half,
Hebron started with posses-
sion in the second half. After
starting a positive drive, the
offensive series was cut short
when Eagle tailback Austin
Foster coughed up the foot-
ball to Clinton. The Warriors
made quick work of the mis-
take, capitalizing on a strong
run play to put Clinton quar-
terback Robert Green into
the end zone. Clinton had
brought the Eagles within
eight points, 22-14 with 5:03
left in the third quarter.
Looking to answer the
Warrior touchdown, the
ensuing Clinton kick-off was
returned 83 yards by Coggins
to give Hebron their first
score of the second half.
Rogers tacked on the two-
point conversion, growing
the Eagle lead to 30-14.
Clinton took control of the
football with time remaining
on the game clock in the third
period. Driving deep into
navy-and-gold territory,
Clinton quarterback Green
left his pass too much in the
air which resulted in a
Coggins’ interception to con-
clude the third quarter of
play.
Leading the Warriors 30-14
heading into the fourth quar-
ter, Hebron was hoping to
melt as much clock as possi-
ble. The Eagle offense was
successful in doing so by driv-
ing for five minutes before
Austin Foster capped the
drive with Hebron’s final
score of the Thursday night
battle. A 45-yard touchdown
run and a converted two-
point play gave looked to be
the nail in Clinton’s coffin as
Hebron led 38-14.
The Warriors though
would not go away quietly on
their home turf.
Clinton was able to quickly
start a rally with under five
minutes remaining in the
contest. A Green pass to
James Myrick and a good
two-point conversion brought
the Eagles a little closer,
38-22. The score gave the
Clinton defense a little boost
as they stopped an Eagle
fourth-down conversion with
just under two minutes
remaining. With momentum
shifted in their favor, Clinton
pieced together another posi-
tive offensive series that ended
when John Myrick pounded
his way into the end zone
from one-yard out. The fol-
lowing two-point conversion
to bring the game within one
possession was stymied by the
Hebron defense to keep the
Warriors down 38-28.
The ensuing on-side kick
was recovered by Hebron to
seal the win for the Eagles
and insured a joyous trip back
to Pheba for the ball club,
coaches, and fans.
“I told them before this
game we had a major test and
it was,” said Hebron head
coach David Foster following
the September 6, 2012 victo-
ry in Clinton, “There were a
few things we can clean up,
but a win is a win so I am
very proud of our guys.”
Hebron moved onto 4-0
after the Thursday clash and
would face Mount Salus
Christian of Clinton the next
for homecoming.
The Eagles and Clinton
Christian will not play each
other again this regular sea-
son.
for the premiere of the last season’s first episode, drawing
more than 450 fans. Stores held specials to sell “Breaking
Bad” memorabilia. There was even a “Breaking Bad” mara-
thon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in
Albuquerque, followed by Mass, then its own watch party
for the last season’s premiere.
“It’s been great for us,” said Debbie Ball, owner of The
Candy Lady store, who sells blue “Breaking Bad” meth treats
and offers limousine tours of scenes from the series. “People
are always coming in and asking about ‘Breaking Bad.’ I hate
to see it end but I also can’t wait to see how it ends.”
“Breaking Bad,” which was filmed largely in Albuquerque,
follows former high school teacher Walter White, played by
Bryan Cranston, producing and selling methamphetamine
with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.
The show, with its dark themes and addictive story-line,
often features different parts of the city from a regular car-
wash to well-known local restaurants.
The Nielsen ratings company said Monday that 5.9 million
people watched the first of the Emmy Award-winning
show’s eight final episodes Sunday night. That’s nearly dou-
ble the largest audience it has ever reached for an episode.
The previous record was just under 3 million and came last
August.
“At first, Albuquerque was shown through its skies and a
lot of local spots,” said Tania Armenta, a vice president for
the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The fact is
that Albuquerque really has become its own a character in
the show.”
Recently producers of “Breaking Bad” thanked the city of
Albuquerque for playing host through the filming of the
show’s five seasons by purchasing advertising on billboards
around the city. The billboard read: “Thanks Albuquerque.
We had great chemistry.”
Keith West-Harrison, co-owner of Miss Celie’s Spa, which
has sold blue bath salts called “Bathing Bad,” said show pro-
ducers didn’t stop him from selling his product even though
he didn’t get permission to use the term. (It’s actually bath
salt used to bathe, not the street drug also known as “bath
salt,” although it resembles the blue meth from the show.)
In fact, he said crews ordered 450 bags of his product for
the show’s wrap party. “They’ve been very supportive,” he
said.
Ann Lerner, the city’s film liaison, said although the series
is ending, the show has sparked more interest in the city
from television and film producers. NBC’s “The Night Shift”
will begin filming later this month, she said. Another project,
which hasn’t been announced, will start production in
September, she added.
“It’s amazing,” Lerner said. “People in Hollywood can
actually spell Albuquerque now.”
BREAKING
From page 1
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Wes t P oi nt F i re DePartment roDeo
Gallion recoups from MCl surgery
By Will Nations
Daily Times Leader
West Point’s Ladarius Gallion wants to
return badly to the gridiron, yet he feels
blessed that he now has two healthy knees
to play on.
Gallion under went MCL knee surgery
around mid-July to repair his left knee and
help ease the pain that he has suffered with
since his sophomore season in 2011. The
knee surgery has brought a new lease on his
football career and his senior campaign with
the Green Wave.
“When I got out of surgery, when I was
immobile, my mom was doing everything
for me,” said Gallion, “Now I have two
good legs that I can play on, and I feel
blessed.”
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is
one of the four major ligaments located in
the human knee. It is found on the inner
side of the knee joint. Gallion under went
arthroscopic surgery during the off-season
month of July to help repair the instability
in his knee joint occurring from the liga-
ment being unattached. After sewing the
ligament back together, Gallion is under
going the arduous journey that is physical
therapy.
“The doctor said it was just flapping in
my knee. He went in there and sewed it
back in place,” explained Gallion about his
knee surgery.
Only joined by West Point trainer Gil
Cochran, Gallion works practically alone,
cut-off from his teammates at an opposite
side of the practice fields. At times, Gallion
takes breaks from the grueling physical
therapy to watch his team run drills or
scrimmage, offense versus defense.
One can see that the Wave senior defen-
sive line-man longs to get back on the field.
Saturday morning, the first full-pad prac-
tice of the fall season, Gallion under went a
gambit of drills that pushed his agility and
hopefully will continue to strengthen his
knee. Ladder drills, squats, slamming a
sledgehammer against a tire, and cardio-
excercises, pushes Gallion to increase his
strength in the knee and pick up his stamina.
“I learned this from watching my mom,
my dad, nothing in life comes easy,” said
Gallion when asked how physical therapy
and recovery was going for him, “You have
to have that will to want to make it hap-
pen.”
The 6-3, 330-pounder will hope that his
doctor will release him sometime this week.
Though he will most likely not participate
in the jamboree at Mississippi State
University this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against
Louisville, Gallion is more than ready to
prepare for the big battle against the defend-
ing 6-A State Champion South Panola in
Batesville, August 29 that opens the 2013
season for West Point.
West Point senior defensive lineman Ladarius “Rock” Gallion takes a breather from squats throws which involves hurling a weighted medi-
cine ball over his head. During the break, Gallion watches his teammates during a scrimmage on Saturday morning.
Will Nations
Brothers Taylor and Palmer White of West Point compete in the team roping competition at the West Point Fire Department’s rodeo.
Will Nations
Brody Randall wrestles a greased pig during a competition for the kids at the rodeo.
Will Nations
A bull rider holds on to the wild bull during the West Point fireman’s annual rodeo that helped
raise awareness for West Point’s JA.
The West Point Fire Department held their annual rodeo this weekend at Mark Pridmore’s Eagle Ranch located on W. TVA Road with two programs
that started on Friday August 9 and ended August 10, Saturday. The Fireman’s Rodeo helped raise awareness for West Point’s Junior Auxiliary. The fol-
lowing pictures are some of the action from the Friday and Saturday night’s performances.
Daily Times Leader Tuesday, August 13, 2013 • Page 9
missed out on while I was sit-
ting up writing about the
machinations of newspaper
ethics as they related to race,
gender and equality well into
the night. I think about what I
might have been doing that
would have been infinitely bet-
ter than being vomited on by
my swine flu infected 7-year-
old as I was trying to finish up
my last story from home on
deadline. I can’t help but look
back at times and think how
things would have been differ-
ent if I’d taken the scholarship
to Arkansas Tech instead of
Murray State, or where I’d be
if I had gotten in that car
bound for Oregon on a whim
instead of staying an extra
week to wrap up loose ends
and meeting my future hus-
band.
I consider all of these things,
and then file them away into
that romanticized corner of my
mind, content to dust them off
in another daydream some
years down the road and regret
absolutely nothing. Because all
of those could-have-beens have
nothing on walking across the
stage to accept my degree, lis-
tening to my baby laugh for
the first time or watching him
take his first wobbly, tentative
steps unaided. I can look back
and relish every hard-fought
battle in the offices of the
Tribune-Courier and Paducah
Sun, every vomit-stained shirt,
every mark of excellence on my
transcript and know that all of
those moments — the failure
and success that came with
them — have made me who I
am: a woman who stands on
her own two feet, weak though
they may be from time to time.
I have earned every subtle
crease working its way to a
more permanent station on my
skin, and each one is a testa-
ment to a beautiful memory.
So yeah, I might be a little
more tired at night. I might
not be able to hang with my
younger peers like I once could
have managed. But I’ll count
my blessings and be OK with
that. I’ve been given another
day, after all, and that’s just
fine with me.
Mary Garrison is the news
editor at Starkville Daily
News. She can be contacted at
news@starkvilledailynews.com
GARRISON
From page 4
example, in DeSoto County
— Mississippi’s largest school
district — school leaders aban-
doned traditional readers in
lower grades, instead building
libraries for students. Readers
are materials that contain brief
chapters meant to teach chil-
dren to read.
Jennifer Weeks, an assistant
superintendent in DeSoto, said
readers may only provide 10
minutes of reading per day.
She said students may need as
much as 90 minutes a day,
especially if they’re having
trouble.
“Our students all have access
to books,” Weeks said. “They
are able to take those books
home and use them.”
But individual books are not
assigned to individual students,
which the auditor’s office inter-
prets as violating state law.
Weeks said DeSoto didn’t
issue math textbooks last year
for fourth- and fifth-graders
because it couldn’t find books
meeting Mississippi’s new
Common Core state standards.
That inability to find books
aligned with changing state
requirements is a common
explanation from districts that
lack books. In DeSoto, at least,
that problem has eased. Weeks
said fourth- and fifth-graders
will have new math textbooks
this year.
Other districts rely more and
more on the Internet.
“There are so many online
reading programs and online
math programs and online sci-
ence programs. There’s a lot of
supplementation,” said
Pascagoula Superintendent
Wayne Rodolfich. “We’re just
at crossroads with technolo-
gy.”
Though 80 percent of stu-
dents in the Pascagoula district
are eligible for free and
reduced-priced lunches, a com-
mon measure of poverty,
Rodolfich said he believes
most students have access to a
computer at home. If not, he
says school computer labs are
open before and after school.
Students can also access com-
puters at libraries and branches
of the Boys Club and Girls
Club, he said.
But the auditor’s office says
that if a district isn’t providing
an electronic device and appro-
priate software, some students
may miss out.
“Even if you say we’re going
to use these online tools, you
have to find an alternative to
make sure they get those
tools,” audit project manager
Keyla Bradford said.
Clinton is issuing tablet or
laptop computers to all stu-
dents this fall. Assistant
Superintendent Tim Martin
said students will still have
textbooks, although the district
has bought used copies in
some cases to cut costs. The
idea, though, is to combine the
textbook with other resources
on the computer.
“Just because we’re giving
every student a device, don’t
think there won’t be a text-
book,” Martin said. “Don’t
think there won’t be assign-
ments from the textbook.”
TEXTBOOKS
From page 4
Cowboys near deal for facility in another suburb
SCHUYLER DIXON
AP Sports Writer
OXNARD, Calif. — The
Dallas Cowboys are near a deal
that would end a four-decade
affiliation with Irving and move
the team’s practice facility to
another Dallas suburb.
The Frisco City Council on
Monday approved a $115 mil-
lion agreement to build a com-
plex that will include an indoor
stadium and new headquarters
for the Cowboys in the city 30
miles north of Dallas.
The city’s school district is
contributing $30 million, and
its high schools will play games
in the stadium. The Cowboys
aren’t contributing any money
up front but will have to pay
any extra costs. The team also
has agreed to develop the
remaining land on the 91-acre
tract.
Frisco officials want to have
the facility ready for the 2016
season.
The Cowboys were entirely a
Dallas operation until 1971,
when Texas Stadium in Irving
opened. They played their first
11 seasons at the Cotton Bowl
and had a training facility in
Dallas.
Irving added the Valley
Ranch headquarters in 1985,
but the facility is showing its
age as other NFL teams have
been building fancier training
homes.
“It sounds great,” said tight
end Jason Witten, the franchise
leader in receptions. “I think as
players you don’t really have
any control over that. It’s a new
facility, and you always appreci-
ate everything about this orga-
nization is first-class. I’m sure
that won’t be any different.”
In 2009, the Cowboys left
Texas Stadium for $1.2 billion
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, a
modern marvel with a retract-
able roof, a huge video screen
hanging over the field and more
than 300 luxury suites.
That was the first blow for
Irving, which now is losing its
lone connection to the NFL
about the same time the city got
word that the PGA Tour’s
Byron Nelson Classic would
move to Dallas in 2018.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a sad day,”
Irving City Councilman Gerald
Farris said. “Irving is a very
robust city, and we have a lot to
be proud of.”
Farris said Irving was
involved in discussions to keep
the training facility, and one of
the possible locations was the
old Texas Stadium site. It’s now
a staging area for road construc-
tion while Irving decides what
to do next.
“I think Irving works well
with corporate America as well
as anyone, including the Dallas
Cowboys,” Farris said of a city
that’s still home to Exxon Mobil
Corp., the largest U.S. oil com-
pany. “They’ve just chosen to
do something different, and
we’re still great fans of the
Cowboys and have been for
many years.”
The move to Frisco, home to
FC Dallas of the MLS, also
could have implications for
Oxnard and any other potential
training camp homes for the
Cowboys. The indoor field
gives the Cowboys the flexibili-
ty of holding summer workouts
out of the heat without having
to bus to their home stadium.
The area also has the infra-
structure in place for thousands
of fans to attend, with plenty of
parking a short shuttle ride
from the fields. The parking
facilities are part of the baseball
stadium that’s home to the
Double-A affiliate of the Texas
Rangers and the arena complex
where the NHL’s Dallas Stars
train.
But Cowboys owner Jerry
Jones has said he likes the mild
climate in Oxnard and calls
training in California part of the
team’s legacy. Dallas has held
camp off and on in California
for 50 years.
Oxnard Mayor Tim Flynn
said he spoke to Jones at the
start of this year’s camp about
taking “this thing to the next
level.” To Flynn, that means
trying to attract crowds of more
than 10,000 — they max out at
close to that, but with not
nearly enough seating for every-
one — and finding ways to
make the deal more financially
attractive for the Cowboys.
Flynn says he would also like
to explore ways to build a per-
manent facility for NFL camps
and other sports teams looking
for a training base. He says the
city gets inquiries from soccer
franchises in other countries.
The Cowboys train on a pair
of city-owned fields next to a
hotel, and undeveloped land on
the site is used for parking and
an area for fans that includes
merchandise trailers and conces-
sion stands.
“I think the fact that they’re
looking to do something like
this in Texas makes it ever more
important that we begin to sit
down and seriously look at
what would be a mutual benefit
for both the city and the Dallas
Cowboys for the future,” Flynn
said. “Whether it’s this site or
another site, we need to begin
that dialogue.”
Photo by Tony Gutierrez, AP File
In this May 28, 2013 fle photo, the Dallas Cowboys run through drills during an Organized Team Activity at the team’s training
facility, in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys are on the verge of a deal to build a practice facility in another Dallas suburb in a move
that would end their four-decade affliation with Irving.
Redskins’ Shanahan nixes
RG3’s latest lobbying
JOSEPH WHITE
AP Sports Writer
RICHMOND, Va. — The opposing wills of
a headstrong coach and an equally headstrong
franchise player faced off again Monday, with
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan
rebuffing Robert Griffin III’s latest lobbying
effort to play in the preseason.
Shanahan also said he has no private deal with
Griffin about playing in Week 1 of the regular
season, as implied by the quarterback. As far as
Griffin’s statements about neither liking nor fully
understanding Shanahan’s practice plan for the
QB, the coach reiterated that it’s not his job to
do everything to Griffin’s liking.
“First of all, I love it when somebody wants to
play, I love it when somebody wants to be out
there,” Shanahan said. “That’s a good problem
to have as a head coach. But my job is to make
sure we do the best thing for Robert. ... Not to
necessarily to do what he likes, but to do what’s
the best thing for him and this organization.
“My job is to get him ready for the first game,
and that’s what we’re hoping can do.”
Shanahan spoke about six hours after Griffin.
The to-and-fro is the ongoing fallout from the
playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January,
when Griffin clearly reinjured his right knee yet
remained in the game. He didn’t want to take
himself out, and Shanahan left him in until the
knee finally gave out, leading to reconstructive
surgery. Griffin never hesitates to remind every-
one that the coach made a mistake that day, and
Shanahan is equally determined to not to repeat
it, even if it makes Griffin unhappy.
The coach he could have brought Griffin back
three weeks ago.
“I could (have brought) Robert back three
weeks ago,” Shanahan said. “We could be sitting
here right now, him practicing three or three
weeks ago and all of a sudden something hap-
pens with that ACL and we’re sitting here say-
ing, ‘Well, we should’ve waited an extra week or
two.’”
Shanahan has allowed Griffin to run 7-on-7
drills during training camp but not full 11-on-
11s, saying that the unpredictability of those
plays could lead to sudden movements that could
reinjure Griffin’s knee. Griffin was psyched about
getting to run his first 11-on-11 plays on
Tuesday, saying it would make him feel like “a
football player” again. However, Shanahan said
Griffin’s 11-on-11 work won’t start until
Wednesday and that it will be only a “couple of
reps” to help the team prepare for Saturday’s
game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Griffin is so anxious to play that he suited up
in full pads for last week’s preseason opener even
though he knew he wouldn’t take the field.
“Let’s get that straight: I want to play in the
preseason,” Griffin said. “Coaches are saying if
things go great these next couple of days and
next week, then maybe. But it’s a hard ‘no’ right
now. It’s my job to make that a soft ‘no’ and
possibly a ‘yes.’”
It’s still a hard ‘no.’ The coach said there’s “no
possibility” Griffin will play in the preseason. He
said Dr. James Andrews, who performed Griffin’s
surgery, recommended that the QB not play in
the preseason and not practice at full-speed.
Griffin’s news conference began with a new
catchphrase — “new phase, new hair” — because
he was wearing cornrows instead of his usual
dreadlocks. He said he’s proven he can protect
himself, and that he’s “dang near close to 100
percent.” He said he didn’t like that his practice
plan was “fixed” ahead of time without any
regard as to how his knee was progressing in
rehab.
“Like Coach said — he’s 100 percent right — I
don’t have to understand it,” Griffin said. “I
don’t have to like it. But at the end of the day, if
he plays me Week 1 and I’m ready to go, then
I’ll give him a salute and I’ll go play my butt off
for him.”
Photo by Steve Helber, AP
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, talks with head coach Mike
Shanahan, during the NFL football teams training camp in Richmond, Va. Saturday, July 27,
2013.
Daily Times Leader Page 10 • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Dennis The Menace
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Your intensity cannot be hidden. Even if
another party has a one- or two-sentence
conversation with you, your fervency and
passion come through. Confusion might
arise easily. The more you try to clarify, the
more chaos seems to arise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You have a subtle yet strong manner that
marks your conversations and actions. Oth-
ers know when you are serious. Confusion
marks a money matter.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You know the toll of pushing others too
hard, and once more you see the impact of
this behavior. A close associate gives you
the cold shoulder. Push comes to shove
when you deal with another person whom
you care about. This person has an attitude
that demands calls, gifts and other tokens of
affection too often.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You are the poster child for transparency.
You cannot help but show your feelings.
Caring seems to fow. A friend or associate
will bend more than usual, but this might
not always be the case. Have an important
discussion.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You could be taken aback by another per-
son’s suggestion. In a sense you might fnd
this person a bit intrusive, probably because
his or her perception hits close to home.
A partner doesn’t know how to respond to
your upset and thoughts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Conversations are lively, even if they are
somewhat stilted. You might not know
what to say. A neighbor or a close relative
gets an attitude at one of the worst mo-
ments possible. Invite others to join you for
a fun happening, maybe this Friday.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You cannot have a say in every matter,
though you might like to. You see a series
of events as a continuum. With this per-
spective, you might not pay attention to
some important details, which could be
critical. Pressure builds, as a boss or a par-
ent wants your attention.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You seem to be very centered and know
which way to go. Others will follow your
lead and indirectly give you support. Stop
and take time to see the big picture before
making a decision.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Take your time thinking about an impend-
ing change. You see a potential issue in-
volving funds. You tend to be less positive
than a partner, yet you have more insight
into the negatives. For this reason, you are
generally more prepared. Confusion sur-
rounds a conversation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Aim for exactly what you want. Listen to
news and consider how you want to use the
information. You demonstrate the ability
to integrate different elements into a suc-
cessful, winning proposition. Others re-
spond positively to your direction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Be aware of your limitations with a friend
or loved one. Listen to news more openly,
and make decisions accordingly. Honor a
change that seems necessary. Trust in your
resilience to get around a diffculty. You are
on top of your game, even if you feel a little
insecure.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Listen to news with a grain of salt. You
are hearing information that until now has
not been shared. Your ingenuity takes this
information and funnels it appropriately to
create a winning situation. Trust in your
ability to grasp deeper concepts.
Horoscope
by Jacqueline Bigar
Rules:
1. Each row and column must contain
the numbers 1 through 6 without re-
peating.
2. The numbers within the heavily out-
lined set of squares, called cages, must
combine (in any order) to produce the
target number in the top corner of the
cage using the mathematical opera-
tion indicated.
3. Cages with just one box should be
flled in with the
target number
in the top cor-
ner. A number
can be repeat-
ed within a cage
as long as it is
not in the same
row or column.
THE LOGIC PUZZLE THAT
MAKES YOU SMARTER.
BlonDie
hagar The horriBle
Barney google & snuffy sMiTh
BeeTle Bailey
popeye
CrossworD
CRYPTOQUIP
suDoku
Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers
1 through 9 must fll each row,
column and box. Each number
can appear only once in each
row, column and box.
COMICS
MSU’s First, only dean of women retires
Coming to a university as its frst Dean of Women is a chal-
lenge. But part of your duties include encouraging more women
to come, despite opposition from almost everyone on campus, the
challenge may become too big for some women to handle.
It wasn’t for Mrs. Frances Lee, associate dean of students at
Mississippi State University.
Dean Lee came to MSU in 1961 with about 300 women on
campus. When she retires August 15, she will leave over 3,000
coeds returning for the fall semester.
What happened during these 12 year to get women to come
to MSU is the real story, says Dean Lee. “During one of my frst
meetings with President Colvard, he asked me to recruit more
women for the campus,” she said.
Actually, getting women to come to MSU was easier than get-
ting the faculty, staff, alumni, parents and even the male students
to accept the change, she says.
“Women were not barred from coming,” she said. “They were
just not encouraged.”
MSU has always been thought of as just for men, while MSCW
was for women.
“This was a family tradition for many generations,” she Dean
Lee, a “W” graduate.
Another reason for the strong opposition was that there was no
place for coeds to live except Magruder Hall, a men’s hall convert-
ed for women. There were no programs or activities for women
except two sororities.
“My frst order of business was to set up regulations for women
students and then get started building a residence hall for wom-
en,” said Dean Lee.
She felt the residence hall and the regulations would be tangible
proof to parents that MSU was concerned about their daughters.
Dean Lee spoke to alumni, meetings, at Homecoming, to 4-H
meetings, band camps, home demonstration agents, and even
made a movie to take her cause to the people.
“So many people helped me in encouraging women to come to
MSU,” she said. “It was by no means a single effort on my part. I
was just the coordinator of all the activities.”
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