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Tuesday | September 17, 2019

CVB debates who should fund certain festivals

Roast-n-Boast to receive no tax funding
because of confusion about interlocal agreement
helps his
Officials with Lowndes County, the grandson Rhett
city of Columbus and Columbus-Lown- Hall, 3, take
meat off of the
des Convention and Visitors Bureau all grill in this file
said they were open to a sit-down meet- photo from 2017
ing to clarify language in interlocal Roast-n-Boast.
agreements among the entities regard- Carpenter Brooks Wallace The festival
ing the funding of local events. after multiple events went without may go without
But that suggestion came only after funding from any of the entities. funds from the
2-percent tourism
pointed barbs and letters exchanged District 5 Lowndes County Super- sales tax for this
through local media outlets between visor Leroy Brooks suggested a joint year’s event.
the CVB and county supervisors, and See CVB, 3A Dispatch file photo

Seventh Avenue READY TO PLAY

Heritage Festival
canceled due
to lack of funding
Karriem calls off annual
event after funding request
held up in mayor’s office

District 41 State Rep. Kabir

Karriem has canceled this year’s
Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival,
scheduled for Oct. 4-5, because the
city of Columbus failed to comply
with terms of the interlocal agree-
ment for funding from the 2-percent
restaurant sales tax. Karriem
The restaurant tax, which collects
roughly $2 million per year, gained
approval in the Legislature in March
after the previous tax had not been
renewed the previous year. Interlocal
agreements the Columbus-Lowndes
Convention and Visitors Bureau has
with the city and county set aside
$60,000 for four specified events in
the city and $30,000 for three events
in the county. Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival is
one of the four specified city based festivals and
Jennifer Mosbrucker/Dispatch Staff
was meant to receive $15,000 from tax funds. Joshua Moaughan, left, returns the ball to his teammate while playing doubles with Jonathan Corpstein, right,
Under the terms of the interlocal agreements, at the Mississippi University for Women tennis team’s first practice of the fall season Monday night at MUW.
See Festival, 3A The team’s first scrimmage of the season will be held next Thursday.

Oktibbeha seeks federal funds

The Oktibbeha
County Lake Dam
to replace levee at county lake
is nearly empty in
places. The water
If levee breaks, it could affect 112 households
level has been By Tess Vrbin evacuate at least 112 households,
deliberately low county emergency management di-
since 2016, when rector Kristen Campanella said.
the Mississippi STARKVILLE — The waters of
Department of “At the rate of deterioration the le-
Oktibbeha County Lake Dam could
Environmental vee is facing right now, time is a very
pose danger to nearby residents if
Quality inspected the levee is not replaced, according valuable thing that’s slowly slipping
the dam and away,” said Darren Herring, district
found the levee to county officials.
If it breaks, 17,500 acres of near- director for U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly
to be in serious
need of repair. by land would flood to some extent, (R-1st District).
Tess Vrbin/Dispatch Staff and about 250 people would have to See Levee, 6A

Weather Five Questions Calendar Coming Sunday Public

1 In 1994, Bill Gates paid over $30 mil- Sept. 18-19, 22, 24-27, 29 meetings
lion to buy a notebook belonging to what Sept. 16: Co-
■ “Pride and Prejudice”: Starkville
historical figure and artist? lumbus-Lowndes
2 What legume also shares its name Community Theatre presents this play
Convention and Vis-
with a hip-hop group? by Kate Hamill, based on the Jane Aus-
itors Bureau Board
3 Chévre cheese comes from the milk of ten novel, at 7:30 p.m. (except 2 p.m.
regular meeting, 4
what animal? Sept. 22) at the Playhouse on Main,
4 What’s the only pasta one should eat p.m., CVB office
Jasper Sanders 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Reserva-
for good luck on New Year’s Day, accord- Sept. 17: Columbus
Sixth grade, Caledonia tions open only to season ticket hold-
ing to Sicilian tradition? City Council regular
ers until Sept. 12, when ticket sales

96 Low 70
5 Who is the pirate leader in Treasure meeting, 5 p.m.,
Island — Billy Bones, Long John Silver or open to the public. Tickets are $15;
High Captain Nemo? $10 for students, at 662-323-6855.
Municipal Complex
Mostly clear Courtroom
Answers, 6B Sept. 18: Co-
Full forecast on
page 2A. Thursday, Sept. 19 lumbus Lowndes
■ Town & Tower: Mississippi Univer- County Emergency
sity for Women President Nora Miller Management regular
Inside gives a university update at this meet- meeting, 3 p.m.,
ing at 11:30 a.m. in the Pope Banquet Columbus Fire and
Classifieds 6B Health 6A
Comics 5B Obituaries 5A Room on campus. Lunch cost is $15, Rescue Education
Crossword 3B Opinions 4A payable at the door. RSVP by Sept. 16 Find out who was voted Best of the Center at 1601
140th Year, No. 161 Dear Abby 5B at 662-329-7119. Triangle in Sunday’s newspaper. Main St.


2A Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Dispatch •

Did you hear?
Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as
Hurricane Humberto swirls away
The Associated Press ty of McLean’s Town.
Roberts was one of
MCLEAN’S TOWN, Ba- thousands of people begin- IN THE NATION
hamas — Jeffrey Roberts ning to return to salvage

Talks set to carry on but no

lifted a mustard-yellow what few scraps they can
curtain from the ground to from the devastation of
hunt for passports and oth- Dorian, even as the dark
er documents at the place

deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

storm clouds of Tropical
where his family’s home
Storm Humberto hovered
stood before Hurricane
above to remind that the
Dorian blasted into Grand
Bahama Island. storm season has not yet
What was underneath passed. The Associated Press working next to someone, doing company also said it offered higher
was sodden and unrecog- “We got to take what the same job and they’re making profit sharing, “nationally leading”
nizable. He shuffled across God gives us,” Roberts DETROIT — Talks are set to a lot more money,” he said. “They health benefits and an $8,000 pay-
a white tile floor, the only said. resume Tuesday after a pause should be the making the same as ment to each worker upon ratifica-
clear sign this had once In this case, at least, overnight, but there was no end to me. They’ve got families to sup- tion.
been a house, and found that was a break: Hum- the strike against General Motors. port.” Before the talks broke off, GM
a pair of rusty old pliers, berto narrowly missed the Brian Rothenberg, spokesman Kane said GM workers gave up offered new products to replace
only to toss them in frus- island over the weekend for the UAW, said Tuesday “They pay raises and made other conces- work at two of four U.S. factories
tration. They clattered and was projected to curve are talking, they’ve made prog- sions to keep GM afloat during its that it intends to close.
across the tiles, breaking north and then northeast, ress, we’ll see how long it takes.” 2009 trip through bankruptcy pro- The company pledged to build
the silence that had envel- staying well off of Florida’s The walkout by upward of tection. a new all-electric pickup truck at
oped the fishing communi- east coast. 49,000 United Auto Workers “Now it’s their turn to pay us a factory in Detroit, according to a
members has brought to a stand- back,” he said. “That was the person who spoke to The Associat-
still more than 50 factories and promise they gave.” ed Press on condition of anonymity.
parts warehouses in the union’s UAW Vice President Terry The person was not authorized to
Bermuda to face 670 miles west of Bermuda first strike against the No. 1 U.S. Dittes told GM that the company’s disclose details of the negotiations.
on Monday evening with automaker in over a decade.
lashing from Humberto maximum sustained winds Workers left factories and
latest offer might have made it
possible to reach an agreement if
The automaker also offered to
open an electric vehicle battery
MIAMI — The U.S. Na- of 90 mph. The storm was formed picket lines shortly after it had come earlier. plant in Lordstown, Ohio, where it
tional Hurricane Center moving east-northeast at 7 midnight Monday in the dispute has a huge factory that has already
says it expects Hurricane mph. over a new four-year contract. The stopped making cars and will be
Humberto to lash Bermu- Over the next few days, union’s top negotiator said in a let- closed. The new factory would be
da with high winds and
heavy rain later this week.
swells generated by Hum- ter to the company that the strike ‘Now it’s their turn in addition to a proposal to make
berto will roil the north- could have been averted had the
The center in Miami western Bahamas coast as company made its latest offer to pay us back. electric vehicles for a company
called Workhorse, the person said.
said Monday that Humber- well as the southeastern
to had strengthened and U.S. Atlantic coast from
The letter dated Sunday sug-
That was the It’s unclear how many workers
the two plants would employ. The
could become a major hur- central Florida to North
ricane by Tuesday night or Carolina. Such swells
gests that the company and union
are not as far apart as the rheto-
promise they gave.’ closures, especially of the Ohio
plant, have become issues in the
Wednesday morning. The could pose life-threatening ric leading up to the strike had Paul Kane, from South 2020 presidential campaign. Pres-
Bermuda Weather Service surf and rip current con- indicated. Negotiations continued Lyon, Michigan, ident Donald Trump has consis-
has issued a tropical storm ditions to swimmers and Monday in Detroit after breaking a 42-year GM employee tently criticized the company and
watch for the island. surfers. off during the weekend. demanded that Lordstown be re-
Humberto was about SOURCE: AP But Rothenberg said the two opened.
sides have come to terms on only “We are disappointed that the Kristin Dziczek, vice president
2% of the contract. company waited until just two of labor and industry for the Center
CONTACTING THE DISPATCH “We’ve got 98% to go,” he said hours before the contract expired for Automotive Research, an indus-
Monday. to make what we regard as its first try think tank, said the letter and
Office hours: Main line:
Asked about the possibility of serious offer,” Dittes wrote in the resumption of contract talks are
n 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri n 662-328-2424
federal mediation, President Don- letter to Scott Sandefur, GM’s vice encouraging signs. “It makes me
Email a letter to the editor? ald Trump, said it’s possible if the president of labor relations. think that both sides are probably
HOW DO I ... n company and union want it. There are many important closer than it might have seemed
Report a missing paper? “Hopefully they’ll be able to items left in the talks, including before,” she said.
n 662-328-2424 ext. 100 Report a sports score? work out the GM strike quickly,” wage increases, pay for new hires, But both Dziczek and Art Whea-
n Toll-free 877-328-2430 n 662-241-5000 Trump said before leaving the job security, profit sharing and ton, an auto industry expert at the
n Operators are on duty until Submit a calendar item? White House for New Mexico. treatment of temporary workers, Worker Institute at Cornell Uni-
5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. n Go to “Hopefully, they’re going to work Dittes wrote. versity, say GM left out key details
Buy an ad? community it out quickly and solidly.” “We are willing to meet as fre- when it made part of its offer pub-
n 662-328-2424 Wall Street did not like seeing quently, and for as long as it takes, lic, and working out those details
Submit a birth, wedding the union picketers. GM shares to reach an agreement that treats could make the strike last longer.
Report a news tip? or anniversary announce- closed Monday down more than our members fairly,” the letter said. “I think GM kind of sabotaged
n 662-328-2471 ment? 4% to $37.21. In premarket trad- GM issued a statement saying it some of the negotiations by going
n n Download forms at www. ing Tuesday, shares edged up 16 wants to reach a deal that builds a immediately to the public,” Whea- cents. strong future for workers and the ton said. “It really distorts the of-
On the picket line Monday at business. fer.”
Physical address: 516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39701 GM’s transmission plant in Tole- Rothenberg said that GM on The strike shut down 33 man-
do, Ohio, workers who said they Monday cancelled the workers’ ufacturing plants in nine states
Mailing address: P.O. Box 511, Columbus, MS 39703-0511 have been with the company for company-sponsored health insur- across the U.S., as well as 22
Starkville Office: 101 S. Lafayette St. #16, Starkville, MS 39759 more than 30 years were con- ance, but the UAW had policies in parts-distribution warehouses. It’s
cerned for younger colleagues place and is covering striking work- the first national strike by the union
who are making less money under ers. since a two-day walkout in 2007 that
SUBSCRIPTIONS GM’s two-tier wage scale and have The automaker said Sunday that had little impact on the company.
fewer benefits. it offered pay raises and $7 billion Workers at Fiat Chrysler and
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Paul Kane, from South Lyon, worth of U.S. factory investments Ford continued working under
By phone................................. 662-328-2424 or 877-328-2430 Michigan, a 42-year GM employ- resulting in 5,400 new positions, a contract extensions. Any agree-
ee, said much of what the union is minority of which would be filled ment reached with GM will serve
fighting for will not affect him. by existing employees. GM would as a template for talks with the oth-
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— Tropical Storm Hum- Secretary-General Antó- Carolina and North Car- Marsh Harbor.
The Commercial Dispatch (USPS 142-320) berto moved away from nio Guterres visited the olina in the coming days. “Our team is back at
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Periodicals postage paid at Columbus, MS
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Published by Commercial Dispatch Publishing Company Inc., as a Category 5 storm that man Dexter Wilson was statement.
516 Main St., Columbus, MS 39703 northwest region that
left thousands in need of helping a friend put a Dave McGregor, pres-
food, water and shelter. blue tarp on a damaged ident and COO of the
The list of missing stands roof. He said he was wor- Grand Bahama Power
at an alarming 1,300 peo- ried about his brother in Company, said crews
ple and the death toll at Abaco given the tropical would resume restoring
50. But officials caution storm. power as soon as possi-
the list is preliminary and “He’s still there. I don’t ble.
many people could just know why,” he said. “We are back in storm
be unable to connect with The hurricane center preparation mode again,
loved ones. said most of Humberto’s
unfortunately,” he said.
The storm originally heavy squalls were oc-
Guterres, who was in
threatened to exacerbate curring north and east of
Abaco on Saturday, said
the nation’s problems, the center of the storm,
he was “horrified” by the
but conditions appeared which passed just east of
level of “systematic dev-
to normalize Saturday af- Abaco. However, govern-
ternoon. ment officials in the Baha-
At 5 a.m. EDT Sunday, mas took no chances and “Hurricane Dorian has
the U.S. National Hurri- urged people in damaged been classified as Catego-
cane Center said Hum- homes to seek shelter as ry 5. I think it’s Category
berto was located about they announced that aid Hell,” the U.N. secre-
135 miles (217 kilome- efforts would be tempo- tary-general said after his
ters) north-northwest of rarily affected. visit.
Great Abaco Island and “The weather system He said storms pow-
was moving 7 mph (11 will slow down logistics,” ered by climate change
kph) north-northwest said Carl Smith, spokes- had grown more intense,
with maximum sustained man for the National and he implored the in-
winds of 60 mph (97 kph). Emergency Management ternational community to
The Bahamian govern- Agency. learn from the example of
ment discontinued a trop- The distribution of Abaco and Grand Baha-
ical storm warning earlier meals in Grand Bahama ma and provide support.
SOLUNAR TABLE in the evening. was reduced ahead of the “We have always had
The solunar period indicates
peak-feeding times for fish and game. Weather forecasters storm, and a spokesman many hurricanes, but
Tues. Wed.
Major 2:30a 3:12a say Humberto will like- for the United Nations now they are more in-
ly become a hurricane World Food Program said tense, and they are more
Minor 9:18a 10:13a
Courtesy of Mississippi Department
Sunday as it moves away all flights into its logistics frequent,” he said.
of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
from the Bahamas, but hub in Marsh Harbor in SOURCE: AP
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3A


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Prather leaving Partnership after almost 7 years

and later served as director of Mississippi State University
Will become Mississippi Main Street tourism before she was appoint- has blossomed, she said, and
ed interim CEO in June 2018. she is particularly proud of her
community development director Scott Maynard, the previous
CEO, left to become the pro-
work to build a connection be-
tween the city and the orien-
By Tess Vrbin cluding Starkville, where she gram director of employer rela- tation program for incoming will be based. MMSA’s member tions at Florida State Universi- MSU freshmen.
communities range in size from ty’s career center. “It really allowed us to be the
Prather Spruill
STARKVILLE — After larger cities like Gulfport, Bi- Prather has seen the city first point of contact for people
more than a year as interim loxi and Tupelo to smaller ones “grow exponentially” since she who were coming to Starkville
CEO for the Greater Starkville like Byhalia and Saltillo. within MMSA was a key part
first joined the partnership, and to make it their home for the
Development Partnership, Jen- Prather is looking forward to of her receiving the job, board
president Kevin Stafford said in she appreciated working with a next four years,” Prather said.
nifer Prather will start a new doing the same kind of commu- variety of people and organiza- Mayor Lynn Spruill said she
nity development work for oth- a Monday press release.
role with the statewide tourism tions to foster that growth, she looks forward to continuing to
“We look forward to getting
development agency Mississip- er cities that she has done for said. work with Prather in her new
her on board and tapping into
pi Main Street Association on Starkville, she said. “My job gave me the oppor- role.
the energy and new perspec-
Oct. 1. “I’m really excited to help tives she brings to the MMSA tunity to work with the commu- “We will certainly miss her
As community development support them in the work that table,” Stafford said. nity and really get to know the creativity and the focus of the
director, Prather will be the li- they’re already doing,” Prather Prather joined the Partner- people who make up our suc- events that have made a differ-
aison between MMSA and its said. ship in January 2013 as special cess,” she said. ence in making us a destina-
53 member communities, in- Prather’s work for a city events and projects coordinator The city’s relationship with tion,” Spruill said.

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meeting during Friday’s CVB board president ing from CVB have gone fund cultural events and Agreements to meet to Roast-n-Boast or other
board of supervisors reg- Steve Wallace said at the without unless specifical- sports and fishing tour- events.
While the city could not
ular session while refer- board’s regular meeting ly listed in the interlocal naments. Some of those Also, both the city and
provide the funding due
encing a letter CVB board Monday that he had been agreements. include the annual Ten- county have earmarked
to financial constraints,
attorney Chris Hemphill thinking the same thing. One such upcoming nessee Williams Tribute their respective share of
supervisors’ board attor-
wrote, which printed in “The county and the event is the Roast-in- Festival, which was held the tourism tax to fund
ney Tim Hudson said he
Thursday’s edition of The city get a pretty big chunk Boast, scheduled for Oct. earlier this month, the infrastructure improve-
was concerned state law
Columbus Packet. In the of money, and by legis- 4-5. Earlier this summer, upcoming SLW Fishing ments at parks.
legally prohibits the coun-
letter, Hemphill demand- lative action it has got organizers asked the Tournament, the 55 and Sanders said the
ty from funding events
ed an apology from su- to be spent on tourism,” CVB for $5,000 to help Over Tennis Tournament Roast-n-Boast just proved
not specified in other leg-
pervisors who had been Wallace said. “... I think with the event, which or- held in the spring, Wings the city, county and CVB
quoted in The Packet as it would be a great idea ganizer Kris Davis said Over Columbus and Fire- needed to meet to discuss
“Sort of a real general
saying the CVB gave “the were we to contact the is what CVB provided the works on the Water — policy moving forward
runaround” to organizers event in 2017. rule is the municipali-
city and county and see if which CVB funds with because it would be a
of the annual barbeque Though Carpenter pro- ties can spend money on
we could just sit down.” Columbus Air Force Base problem for CVB to only
competition Roast-n- vided Davis with promo- anything unless it’s pro-
CVB signed interlo- — multiple soccer tourna- fund festivals listed in the
Boast, who had gone be- tional materials like visi- hibited,” Hudson said.
cal agreements with the ments and other sporting agreement.
fore the CVB board ask- tors brochures, she said “Counties are the exact
city and county earlier events. “Roast-n-Boast brings
ing for funding. CVB did not give Roast- opposite. We can’t spend
this year to divide funds While some events, in considerable business,”
“What I’ve said … at n-Boast any funding this any money unless it’s au-
collected from the 2-per- like Tennessee Williams he said. “People come
least at the beginning of year. thorized. ... There’s been
cent restaurant sales tax, Tribute, were held with- from all over and stay
the year is that we need Davis said she and oth- several things in the past
which brings in about $2 out CVB funds this year, in hotels. It’s a big deal.
to get with (Columbus er organizers went first to that have been like one-
million per year. The state others, like Fireworks on They’re bringing money
Mayor Robert Smith) and the city council, who told time things (where) we
Legislature passed a law the Water, were not held in. It’s not a festival. It’s
(CVB Executive Director them the city didn’t have would get legislative au-
mandating the city receive at all. a tourism event, but the
Nancy Carpenter) and the money, and then back thority to do that.”
$400,000 for parks and It was the Roast-n- CVB doesn’t want to fund
get this thing worked out to CVB. Carpenter argued lan-
tourism-related events, Boast funding issue that it for some reason.”
because it doesn’t serve “We were directed to guage in the House Bill
the county $300,000 for prompted comments from Mayor Smith also
any useful purpose for go to the county, who then that governs the use of
parks and tourism-related county supervisors and agreed to the meeting.
them printing letters in directed us back to the the 2-percent tax says
events, the Golden Trian- the letter from Hemphill. “It would probably be a
the paper about what we CVB,” she said. supervisors can use the
gle Development LINK “We had our attorney good idea for all parties to
said,” Brooks said, later She said Roast-n-Boast county’s $300,000 for
$250,000 and CVB the write the letter because sit down and go over this
adding Hemphill’s letter will have to get its money tourism.
remainder. Per the inter- it was said that we gave and make sure we’re all
was “petty.” primarily from corporate “It clearly states what
local agreements, CVB people the runaround, on the same page,” Smith
“If people on the board sponsorships and private both the city and the coun-
must allocate, from its which we do not, and that said.
over there don’t want to fundraisers this year. ty can use their $400,000
share, $15,000 each for we were not telling the full CVB board member
be on the board, they Carpenter told The Dis- and $300,000 on as far as
four designated festivals truth,” Carpenter said. DeWitt Hicks suggested
need to get off,” he added. patch Friday CVB doesn’t recreation, tourism, …
in the city and $10,000 “Well, we did. We told Wallace and Carpenter
“If the director don’t want have funding available to tourism-related events
each for three county them, ‘This is what the have a prepared list of
to be director, she needs provide money to festivals and entertainment,” she
based festivals. city can use the money events they feel deserve
to retire. I just don’t think and events not specified said.
anybody’s got time for all in the agreements. on.’ I just went straight to But Hudson said that funding when the meet-
this foolishness.” Festivals “We have a budget and the interlocal agreement.” wording is too vague and ing takes place.
Carpenter did not re- without funding we’re going to adhere to However, neither the may not override the al- Carpenter agreed,
spond directly to Brooks’ Since the implementa- our budget,” she said. city nor the county pro- ready-existing legislation pointing out fishing tour-
comment, but said she tion of the 2-percent tax, “We really don’t have flex- vided funding for Roast-n- about what counties can naments and sporting
would be happy to meet which just came back on ibility at this time.” Boast, Davis said, adding and can’t fund. He said he events are also major driv-
with Smith and supervi- the books in June after a Roast-n-Boast isn’t the event would rely on would rather have a legal ers of tourism in the area.
sors to further discuss year of not being collect- alone. Carpenter said in corporate sponsorships opinion from the state “What we don’t need
who would fund what ed, events which previ- the past CVB had a bud- and planned fundraisers attorney general’s office to do is wait (to have the
events. ously received some fund- get of about $167,000 to instead. before donating money meeting),” she said.

Continued from Page 1A
those funds are to be re- “When we got the re- year’s event. on purpose? It’s ludi- that. It just lists the ting the fund in a timely
leased by the CVB to the quest, we didn’t wait 30 “So much of what we crous,” Smith said. “As amount for each festival. matter was particularly
event organizer “within days,” Carpenter said. do is affected by those it is, he’s still getting the The full amount should galling.
30 calendar days” after “We sent it in right away. funds,” he said. “We just money three weeks be- be sent upon the request “I had really worked
the city or county has We are doing what we are couldn’t wait to see when fore his event. It’s up to if you are going by the in- hard in the Legislature
been notified of the re- told to do. If we are told to we were going to get the him what happens with terlocal agreement. They in support of getting the
quest. write a check, we’ll make money, so I started call- the festival. He’s going to seem to be making things tax back,” he said. “So for
Karriem provided a that happen. That’s all I ing sponsors last week, get the money he request- up as they go.” this to happen, it’s really
letter dated June 25, ask- can say.” notifying them that we ed.” Karriem said not get- a slap in the face.”
ing for the city to request Columbus Mayor Rob- had to cancel. It’s sad. Karriem also ques-
the release of the $15,000 ert Smith said he had This is one of the oldest tioned why the festival
designated for the event thought Karriem’s re- events in the city.” money is being distribut-
in the interlocal agree- quest had been sent to Karriem said he be- ed in two payments.
ment. the CVB soon after his lieves the mayor inten- “That’s what we have
CVB Executive Di- office received it. tionally delayed forward- always done,” Carpenter
rector Nancy Carpenter “(Karriem) sent the ing the request to the said. “We disperse half
said her office was not letter in at about the CVB. of the money in advance
notified of the request same time that council- “I feel it’s malicious,” and the other half after
until last week. An item man (Gene) Taylor sent Karriem said. “I have the event. That’s always
on this evening’s city in his request for the been asking about the been our procedure.”
council agenda calls for (Southside Blues Festi- money for some time Karriem said there is
discussion/approval for val), which was over the now. My mother asked no provision in the inter-
payment of $7,500 to the July 4th weekend,” Smith the mayor about it two local agreement that calls
Seventh Avenue Heritage said. “I thought my sec- Thursdays ago. Council- for that method of pay-
Festival. In August, the retary had sent both of men (Stephen) Jones and ment, though — as Car-
city council approved a them in. She hadn’t. I’ll (Joseph) Mickens told me penter pointed out — that
request from Karriem to take responsibility for they would ask the mayor is how festivals, including
close off streets in the that.” about it. I just don’t accept Karriem’s, have received
area during the festival Karriem said the un- this was accidental.” CVB funding in the past.
and another request to certainty of when he Smith flatly refuted “Go look at the agree-
permit beer sales at the would receive the funds that accusation. ment,” he said. “There’s
festival. caused him to cancel this “Why would I do that no language that says

n In Sunday’s edition, The Dispatch misreported the county millage for 2019. It was 44.01 mills. Also, $467,000
is the Fiscal Year 2020 value of a county school district mill.

The Commercial Dispatch strives to report the news accurately. When we print an error, we will correct it. To
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Letters to the editor

its new paint line facility in lowndes in other ways. The company recent- fee-in-lieu agreement with the practices of
Finds recent editorial misguided County (as opposed to another mill loca- ly sponsored a house for Habitat for Caledonia Energy Partners. SDI’s fee-in-
This letter is provided in response to
tion). As part of this new agreement, the Humanity home build in Columbus; lieu was fairly negotiated with the board of
the editorial opinion that appeared in the
county agreed to tax Steel Dynamics’ and they routinely support other local supervisors and was approved by multiple
Commercial Dispatch on September 5,
taxable inventory under the latest fee- organizations such as the Pushmataha local and state entities; Caledonia Energy
2019, entitled “Our View: Corporations
in-lieu arrangement which is permitted Area Council (Boy Scouts), the Good Partners appears to have been purpose-
Should Honor Good Faith Deals with
as such inventory turns over multiple Samaritan Medical Clinic, United Way, fully deceitful in efforts to reduce their
the Community.” In this opinion piece,
times each year. The 2017 fee-in-lieu the Salvation Army Christmas drive, tax burden. We apologize to SDI, who has
the writer (presumably the editor)
agreement was diligently negotiated and Mississippi School for Math & Science, a record of being an excellent corporate
calls in question the integrity of Steel
was ultimately approved unanimously the Rotary Foundation, Columbus Arts citizen. The Dispatch strives for accuracy
Dynamics by alleging that the company
by each of the undersigned Supervisors. Council, Columbus Police and Fire and fairness. If you think we got some-
is attempting to exploit or “play shell This agreement was also approved and Departments, the Boys & Girls Club,
games” with its fee-in-lieu of ad valorem thing wrong, please email us at news@
executed by the county tax assessor, Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recre- and
tax agreement with Lowndes County. Greg Andrews, and was certified by the ation, Columbus Air Force Base, as well
This is simply not the case and your Mississippi Development Authority as as multiple other schools and non-profit
opinion printed on September 5 reflects, compliant with the State’s fee-in-lieu groups.
Concerned with Columbus streets
at best, misinformation provided to the Pity those of us who often visit
laws. Misguided opinions or articles, such
newspaper or, at worst, uninformed and church members, friends, and/or family
Any implication that Steel Dynam- as your September 5th opinion, damage
careless journalism. at the hospital. The street leading to
ics is acting as anything other than our ability to successfully attract new
In this article, you do correctly state an outstanding corporate neighbor industries to the Golden Triangle. Also Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden
that fee-in-lieu of tax agreements have is misguided and just plain wrong. understand that our existing industries Triangle happens to be one of the worst
served as an important tool for attract- Since completing the new steel mill have other plants around the country, in this town. I complain each and every
ing manufacturing and other industries in 2007, the company has paid more and in some cases around the world. time I drive down it because it is so worn
to our county. Without such tools at our than $87,500,000 in county and school Local plants compete with sister plants out it beats you to death. But you know,
disposal, we would never have attracted property taxes and fee-in-lieu payments. in other places for limited resources and it really embarrasses me to think of
such companies to our community who This amount reflects only the payments capital for expansions and continued visitors (or patients) from other towns
have invested billions of dollars and made directly by Steel Dynamics. It operations. When a community begins to be subjected to riding on this street.
created thousands of jobs. does not reflect the additional millions to be perceived as being an unfriendly Columbus must develop some pride
You wrongly allege that Steel Dy- in taxes paid by the various steel pro- or hostile place for reinvestment, our in ownership of our city we like to call
namics is somehow engaging in “bait cessors, vendors and other companies community can suffer when such deci- “The Friendly City.” I personally don’t
and switch maneuvers,” which somehow that have located in Lowndes County sions are made. Each of the undersigned think we’re being very friendly when
“violate the spirit of the [fee-in-lieu] because of the steel mill. Supervisors asks that the newspaper people have to ride on streets such as
agreement.” On the contrary, Steel Dy- Steel Dynamics directly provides jobs formally print a retraction of the Sep- this. But, of course, this isn’t the only
namics has lived up to each of its fee-in- for more than 780 people, and at average tember 5th opinion piece as it relates to street needing repairs — not by a long
lieu agreements with our community in annual salary/wage rate that is more Steel Dynamics. shot. We just happened to go to the hos-
every possible way. Four (4) such agree- than twice the county average. These Harry Sanders pital today to visit a church member, and
ments are currently in place and have 780 employees do not include the hun- Bill Brigham I once again complain about it.
been negotiated between the company dreds more working for related proces- John Holliman Please, please Columbus... do some-
and the county each time the company sors, vendors and other companies- jobs Jeff Smith thing about our streets. It’s tearing up
has made a substantial, qualifying new that would not exist in the county but for Leroy Brooks our vehicles, bruising our bodies and
capital investment at the mill site. The Steel Dynamics. Lowndes County Supervisors generally making our blood pressure go
most recent fee-in-lieu agreement was In addition to tax revenues and job Peter Imes responds: The Dispatch’s ed- higher!
executed in 2017 as an incentive to have opportunities, Steel Dynamics has itorial board agrees the above-referenced Sarah Studdard
Steel Dynamics construct and operate consistently supported our community editorial was unfair in lumping SDI’s Columbus


The right to bear vapes

The vaping industry, tragical-
ly unrepresented by the National
Rifle Association, is in danger of
seeing its profitable berry- and
s’mores-flavored business go up
in smoke, or at least in vapor.
The doctors say vaping kills you.
I’m an old-fashioned pipe
smoker. Not so long ago, I was
sitting outside at my job, peace-
fully puffing a pipe, when I was
approached by one of the office
vapeheads, a guy in his 20s. Marc Dion
“Oh, you smoke a pipe,” he
said, puffing on a metal and
glass contraption that looked like a see-through carbure-
“Yeah,” I said. “It’s like vaping, but for men.”
I suppose my 62-year-old somewhat tweedy self can
be excused for throwing the oldest insult of all at another
man, which is to say that the other man is doing some- Campaign 2020
thing a woman would do. Maybe someday that kind of
sexist insult will vanish from America, but if the young
guys I know are a good indication, it’s gonna take a while.
Down here at the scratch-ticket end of the economy,
Something’s off about Elizabeth Warren
we are greatly encouraged to be manly men, to be “alpha Ed Rendell The Congressional Biden beating Trump by double
males.” In fact, “beta male” is one of the insults my young recently whacked Research Service digits. Most also have Sanders
male buddies sling at each other, usually while vaping. Elizabeth Warren determined that the and Warren besting Trump but
They say it the same way me and my buddies said, “Hey, when she bashed Joe tax’s effect on these by far less comfortable margins.
Nancy,” to each other as an insult. Biden for taking rich businesses would Remember also that, in 2016,
At an age when most high school boys could clean donors’ money. The have been “modest” Hillary Clinton easily outran
me up in a fist fight, I am rapidly withdrawing from most former Pennsylvania because it was “rela- Trump in the popular vote. It was
expressions of traditional maleness, though I can still governor wrote that tively small.” The tax her narrow losses in a few key
be counted on for a few things: I work hard. I keep my he himself had run a is now “temporarily” states that delivered an Electoral
promises. And I plunge nearly all of my paycheck into “swanky” fundraiser suspended. College victory, and the presiden-
household expenses. for Warren’s Senate Republicans were cy, to Trump. The latest poll num-
Still, I don’t own a motorcycle, or a “Kill ‘Em All, Let race, for which she delighted to work with bers in these states show Biden
God Sort ‘Em Out” T-shirt, and I carry a modestly sized thanked him royally. Froma Harrop Warren on this issue. ahead of Trump and Warren quite
jackknife in my pocket, not a saw-toothed monster on my Furthermore, she Their tack is to kill vulnerable.
belt. transferred $10.4 million of her Obamacare by taking away the In Wisconsin, according to
Most governments like traditional masculinity. It fills big-money hauls into her presi- means to pay for it. The medical recent polls, Biden would defeat
the armed forces with young men. It makes us vote for dential campaign while bragging device tax could have raised $29 Trump by 9 points and Warren
our guns over our wallets. It ensures that we will never that she was only accepting small billion over 10 years. would tie. In Michigan, Biden
look at our skinny paychecks and considering joining donations. If Warren didn’t have the guts beats Trump by 10 points and
forces with underpaid women, underpaid men, minority Calling that maneuvering to defend this relatively minor Warren wins by 6. Let’s assume
group members and, worst of all, gays. It ensures that we sleazy would be overdoing it, contribution to expanding health that Biden would take his home
will forever have more interest in flying the Confederate but there is certainly something coverage, how would she secure state of Pennsylvania.
flag than we have in walking a picket line to rid ourselves untoward about it. the trillions required to provide And there are the other swing
of our own bondage. Warren refuses to say what government health care for every- states. In Texas and Arizona,
Oh, sure, we kill ourselves at an alarming rate, but taxes she would raise to cover her one? Add to that her expensive polls have Biden edging out
only a beta male doesn’t see the charm of, the outright “Medicare for All” health care vows to make four-year college Trump, Warren probably not.
maleness of, going out with the taste of gun oil on your plan. Bernie Sanders’ similar free, cancel student loan debt and Ohio and Nevada polls have
tongue. Alpha male swagger drives us to mass shootings, vision — a single-payer plan that provide universal day care for Biden ahead by about 8 points
and Nazism, and woman beating, and excessive drinking does away with private coverage children. and Warren in a tie with Trump.
and everything but rebellion against those who really — would cost an estimated $33 Politicians often dangle free The biggest surprise is New
hurt us. trillion over 10 years. stuff — minus plans to fund them Hampshire, where Biden would
We are strong, but we are misdirected. And we are Recall Warren’s efforts to — and some of these proffered win the general election by 10
more misdirected every day, being told from all sides repeal the medical device tax. benefits are desirable. But shoot- points, but Warren would proba-
that the only acceptable form of manhood is a uniform (It covered such equipment as ing off such a long list of extrava- bly lose.
or a gun, or both. “Don’t Tread On Me,” says the flag we X-ray scanners, MRI machines gant promises insults the public’s We know polls can be volatile
hang up in our garage, but a foot is on our neck every and pacemakers.) The tax was intelligence. and at times unreliable. But so
minute of our lives, until the nursing home strips our intended to help subsidize health And how is she going to many arrows point to Warren’s
soon-to-be-widow of every dime we ever saved because coverage under the Affordable square her populist appeals to weaknesses in a general election.
only beta males want national health insurance. Care Act. working-class voters with her There really is something off
As for the vaping industry, tell them to tape a bullet It happens that a good number support for nearly open borders? about her. The sooner Democrats
to the side of every vape item they sell. They will thus of medical device companies One can’t deny Warren’s figure that out, the better their
become constitutionally protected instruments of democ- live in Warren’s state. Warren smarts, verve and ability to speak chances to defeat Trump in 2020.
racy that cannot be banned no matter how many die. insisted that the tax had to go “so plain English. At the same time, Froma Harrop, a syndicated
Marc Dion, a nationally syndicated columnist, is a Massachusetts device companies Democrats can’t ignore her shaky columnist, writes for the Provi-
reporter and columnist for The Herald News, the daily can continue to innovate and save poll numbers against Donald dence (Rhode Island) Journal. Her
newspaper of his hometown, Fall River, Massachusetts. For lives.” That’s the argument used Trump. Nearly all the recent gen- e-mail address is fharrop@gmail.
more on Dion, go to go to to justify high drug prices. eral election matchups show Joe com.
The Dispatch • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5a

Area obituaries
COMMERCIAL DISPATCH Shelton and Willie Church. Burial will incomplete and will be of arrangements. all of Starkville, MS;
OBITUARY POLICY Mae Shelton. She was follow at the church announced by Lown- He is survived by his and brothers, Sammie
Obituaries with basic informa-
tion including visitation and
formerly employed as cemetery. Visitation will des Funeral Home of wife, Thelma Edwards Rice, Edward Rice, Rob-
service times, are provided a seamstress with Red be one hour prior to the Columbus. Rice of Starkville; son, ert Rice, Aaron Rice,
free of charge. Extended obit- Kap Industries and a services at the church. Tommie L. Rice of Olive Vernon Rice and Melvin
uaries with a photograph, de- member of Congrega- Dowdle Funeral Home Larry Whitely Branch; daughters, Rice, all of Starkville.
tailed biographical information tional Worship Center. of Millport, Alabama, COLUMBUS — Lar- Nanette Davis of Chi-
and other details families may In addition to her is in charge of arrange-
wish to include, are available
parents, she was ments.
ry Whitely, 67, died cago Heights, Illinois, Freddie Fields
for a fee. Obituaries must be Sept. 16, 2019, at his Doris Duckworth of COLUMBUS —
submitted through funeral preceded in death by Mr. Wharton was residence. Grand Rapids, Michi- Freddie Fields passed
homes unless the deceased’s her husband, Edward born April 25, 1932, to Arrangements are gan, Patricia Robinson away.
body has been donated to Petty; and siblings, the late Thomas Jef- incomplete and will be and Beverly Ray, both Arrangements are
science. If the deceased’s Ann Shelton McKinley, ferson and Vada Fields announced by Carter’s of Starkville; sisters,
body was donated to science, incomplete and will be
Elnora Johnson, Marie Wharton. He was a Funeral Services of
the family must provide official Fannie Williams of announced by Memori-
Godfrey, Willie L. Shel- U.S. Army veteran and Columbus.
proof of death. Please submit Chicago, Illinois; Cara al Gunter Peel Funeral
ton and Fred Shelton. formerly employed with
all obituaries on the form Thompson, Betty Bak- Home and Crematory,
provided by The Commercial She is survived by Seminole Manufactur- Tommie Rice
Dispatch. Free notices must her children, Edward ing in Columbus. He er, Cecelia Ashford and Second Avenue North
STARKVILLE — Elizabeth Wadlington, location.
be submitted to the newspa- Petty Jr. of Columbus, was a member of Mace- Tommie c. Rice, 77,
per no later than 3 p.m. the Latarshish Renea donia Freewill Baptist

Rosa Smith
day prior for publication Tues- died Sept. 13, 2019, in
day through Friday; no later
Petty-Linson of Jack- Church. Starkville.
than 4 p.m. Saturday for the son, Howard Petty of In addition to his Services will be at
Sunday edition; and no later Memphis, Tennessee, parents, he was pre- 11 a.m. Wednesday at
Elliott Petty of Liberty, ceded in death by his Rosa Jean Smith, 70, of
than 7:30 a.m. for the Monday West Memorial Chapel. Columbus, MS, passed away
edition. Incomplete notices Alabama, and Kristal wife, Ella Mae Whar- Burial will follow at
must be received no later than Petty of Horn Lake; sib- ton; daughter, Pamela Sunday, September 15, 2019, at
7:30 a.m. for the Monday Rest Haven Cemetery. Baptist Hospital, Memphis, TN.
lings, Virginia Dunlap Kay Barnes; and sister, Visitation is from 1-6
through Friday editions. Paid
of Stockbridge, Geor- Willette Wheat. Visitation will be Wednesday,
notices must be finalized by 3 p.m. today at the funer- September 18, 2019, from 6-8
p.m. for inclusion the next day gia, Henrietta Bass He is survived by his al home. West Memo-
of Phoenix, Arizona, sons, Gary Wharton PM at Lowndes Funeral Home.
Monday through Thursday; and rial Funeral Home of Funeral service will Thursday,
on Friday by 3 p.m. for Sunday Abraham Shelton and and Ronnie Wharton, Starkville is in charge
and Monday publication. For Joseph Shelton, both both of Vernon; sisters, September 19, 2019, at 3 PM at
more information, call 662-
of Columbus; 18 grand- Louise Vail, Kathryn Lowndes Funeral Home Chap-
children; and seven Oglesby, Jean Bolling el, with Pastor Jerry Oakes and
Bro. Jammie Turner officiating.
grandchildren. and Patricia Hollis;
Mary Petty brothers, Charles
Mrs. Smith was born September 22, 1948, in
COLUMBUS — Luf Kin, TX, to the late Merrell Meredith and
Mary Sue Petty, 66,
Thyra Ford Wharton, Frank Whar-
Rosa Lee Chavers. She married her husband,
PEWEE VALLEY, ton, Buren Wharton
died Sept. 11, 2019, at Mason Smith, on March 15, 1991, in Eustace, TX.
Ky. — Thyra Mae Ford, and Doug Wharton;
Baptist Memorial Hos- Mrs. Smith was a member of Gun Barrel First
93, died Sept. 15, 2019, and two grandchildren.
pital-Golden Triangle. Assembly of God in Gun Barrell, TX before mov-
at Friendship Health ing to Columbus, MS, where then she attended
will be at
and Rehab in Pewee Travis Lindsey 1st Assembly in Sulligent and Asbury Commu-
Valley, Kentucky. MACON — Travis nity Church. She retired from being a preschool
11 a.m.
Services will be Lindsey died Sept. 15, teacher. She was a loving wife and mother and
at 10 a.m. Saturday 2019, at his residence. will be dearly missed.
day at
at Fairview Baptist Services will be at In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is pre-
Pro- Church in Columbus. 11 a.m. Wednesday ceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Ma-
gressive Burial will follow at at Good Hope Baptist son Smith; sons, Jimmy Haley and Kevin Haley;
Church Petty Friendship Cemetery. Church. Burial will Freddie Fields granddaughters, Afton Bragg and Shellie Haley.
of God in Visitation will be one follow at Salem Ceme- Incomplete Mrs. Smith is survived by children, Candice
Christ, with Grover hour prior to services tery. Visitation will be 2nd Ave. North Location (Cliff) Bragg and Chester Maxey; brother, Vester
Richards officiating at the church. Lown- two hours prior to the Meredith; and grandchildren, Brittney Haley
Burial will follow at des Funeral Home of services at the church. Biller, Laura Haley Curtis, Ricky Haley, Mariah
Memorial Gardens Columbus is in charge Cockrell Funeral Home Haley Villines, Grant Haley, Griffin Haley, Cage
Cemetery. Visitation is of arrangements. of Macon is in charge of Bragg, Kristina Maxey, Rickey Maxey and Em-
from 3-8 p.m. today at arrangements. ery Maxey.
Congregational Wor- James Wharton Memorials may be made out to the American
ship Center. Carter’s MILLPORT, Ala. Robin Bennett Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300,
Funeral Services of — James Wharton, 87, COLUMBUS — Rob- Rockville, MD 20852.
Columbus is in charge died Sept. 16, 2019, in in Dale Bennett, 61,
Columbus. died Sept. 16, 2019, at Compliments of
of arrangements.
Mrs. Petty was born Services will be at Baptist Memorial Hos- Lowndes Funeral Home
Jan. 24, 1953, in Steens, 2 p.m. Friday at Mace- pital-Golden Triangle.
to the late Frank donia Freewill Baptist Arrangements are


Taliban kill 24 at Afghan

president’s rally; Ghani unhurt
The Associated Press twisted wreckage and Campaigning for the
charred remains of mili- Afghan elections resumed
KABUL, Afghani- tary and police vehicles last week after President
stan — A Taliban suicide that were apparently po- Donald Trump declared
bomber on a motorcycle sitioned near where the that the U.S.-Taliban talks
targeted a campaign ral- powerful blast which have been going
ly by President Ashraf Firdaus Faramarz, on for months in the Gulf
Ghani in northern Af- spokesman for the Kabul Arab state of Qatar are
ghanistan on Tuesday, police chief, said there over.
killing at least 24 people was no immediate infor- Most presidential can-
and wounding 31. Ghani mation about any casu- didates had suspended
was present at the venue alties in the Kabul blast, their campaigns while
but was unharmed, ac- which took place near negotiations were tak-
cording to his campaign Massood Square, a deep- ing place and as the U.S.
chief. ly congested intersection peace envoy, Zalmay
Just hours later, an ex- in the center of Kabul. Khalilzad, said a deal was
plosion struck near the NATO and U.S. com- all but signed.
U.S. Embassy in Kabul pounds are located near- Trump’s tweets at the
but details on that blast by as are several Afghan beginning of September
were not immediate- government ministries. declaring the deal and
ly known. The Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid, the talks were “dead”
claimed both attacks. a Taliban spokesman, launched the war-bat-
The violence comes released a statement to tered nation on an elec-
as Afghanistan faces the media saying Taliban tion campaign.
presidential elections on suicide bombers were be- Ghani, who had been
Sept. 28 — a vote the Tal- hind both attacks. sidelined during much of
iban vehemently oppose. In Parwan, Mujahid the talks between Khalil-
The insurgent group has said the bomber targeted zad and the Taliban, re-
warned Afghans not to presidential guards who sumed campaigning im-
vote in the election, and were protecting Ghani mediately and had been
said their fighters would and the rally, along with steadfast in his demand
target election campaigns other members of the that presidential polls
as well as polling stations. security forces. It wasn’t should take place.
In Tuesday’s attack in immediately known if any Khalilzad and some of
northern Parwan prov- of Ghani’s guards were Ghani’s rivals, however
ince, the bomber rammed among the casualties. had talked of establishing
his motorcycle packed Mujahid claimed the an interim administration
with explosives into the suicide bomber in Kabul to run the country while
entrance of the venue targeted an Afghan army a peace deal was imple-
where Ghani was cam- base. mented.
paigning on the outskirts
of the city of Charakar.
There were many wom-
en and children among
the casualties, said Dr.
Qasim Sangin, a local of-
Wahida Shahkar,
spokeswoman for Par-
wan’s governor, said the
rally had just begun when
the explosion occurred.
Local television foot-
age of the attack showed
6A Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Dispatch •

Health tip
■ Take vitamin D3 if you don’t get much sun
exposure. Sunlight is a great source of vitamin D. If
you’re unable to get adequate sun exposure, vitamin D
supplements are a good alternative.

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen

Minimize in-flight flatulence stick with proteins found that being on
and good fats found your smartphone
Too close for comfort, cheek to
in tuna, salmon, for five-plus hours
jowl, packed together like sardines.
nuts and avocados. a day boosts your
All of these phrases accurately
If you do get hit, risk for obesity by
describe the seating in the coach
it’s not smart to a hefty 43 percent.
section of just about every commer-
hold back (and usu- Why? Because it
cial airline. That’s why one of the ally impossible). dramatically in-
last things that you, or the people That can result in creases sedentary
seated closely around you, need painful intestinal behavior and the
to contend with while on board is cramps, elevated inclination to snack
flatulence. blood pressure and on fast food and
The average person (male reduced blood ox- Drs. Oz and Roizen sugar-added treats
or female, old or young) passes ygenation, all bad and beverages.
gas about 14 times a day when at for your cardiovas- So, to help shed
ground level. But after lift-off, as cular system. excess weight, try the Smartphone
you gain altitude, the gases in your Diet:
insides tend to expand by about
30 percent, even in a pressurized
The smartphone diet ■ At night, leave your phone
Actress Emma Watson (Hermi- outside the bedroom.
cabin. The result? High Altitude one Granger in the “Harry Potter” ■ Uninstall your stickiest apps!
Flatus Expulsion or HAFE. series) compares her social media Can’t stop playing games or post-
Cabins are pressurized to use to counting calories: “It’s so ing pictures? No more CandyCrush
around 6,000 to 8,000 feet. Think important to keep an eye on what or Instagram.
Boulder or Aspen. In fact, Colorado your daily diet is. In the same way ■ Use your phone to get mov-
researchers published a study in we think about what we eat, we ing: Download a pedometer with a
the Western Journal of Medicine should think about what we read, step reminder. Attend a video yoga
that found HAFE also occurs on what we’re seeing, what we’re class. Set a “Stand up!” alarm that
mountain hikes; their name for the engaging and what we’re interact- goes off every 30 minutes, then run
condition: Rocky Mountain bark- ing with every day.” That may be in place or walk the dog.
ing spiders. elementary, dear Watson, but that ■ If all else fails, invest in a
The good news is that wheth- simple truth is something many “dumb phone” that only allows you
er you’re crossing a mountain folks seem to have overlooked. to call and text. That may be the
pass or reading a copy of Inflight Research has shown that smartest move of all!
magazine, the right diet and OTC spending too much time on smart- Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The
anti-gas medicines can quell your phones can trigger insomnia and Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen,
tumultuous tummy. So before you depression. But did you know that M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and
fly, skip beans, broccoli, cabbage smartphone overuse also contrib- Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleve-
and other foods that you know will utes to obesity? A study presented land Clinic. To live your healthiest,
give you gas, such as dairy or spicy at the American College of Cardi- tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit
foods. Drink plenty of water and ology Latin American conference

Health brief
The Scurtis join Baptist Year in 2010-2011 and In- of Congressman Charles
fectious Disease Resident W. Pickering. She is a
Golden Triangle of the Year in 2009-2010. 2009 graduate of the
Baptist Memorial He served as past chief West Virginia School of
Hospital-Golden Triangle of the Internal Medicine Osteopathic Medicine in
welcomes two new inter- Department, medical Lewisburg and complet-
nal medicine physicians
staff president-elect, ed a residency in internal
to its staff, Paul Scurti,
medical staff treasurer medicine at Ohio Valley
DO, and his wife, Connie P. Scurti C. Scurti
and as a Clinical Assis- Medical Center in Wheel-
Scurti, DO. They come
be in practice at BMG tant Professor at the West ing. She was recognized
to Columbus from the
Internal Medicine Clinic Virginia School of Os- for having the highest
Holzer Health System in
Originally from near teopathic Medicine. He in service examination
southeastern Ohio, where
Wheeling, West Virgin- is board certified by the score in 2012.
they both practiced inter-
nal medicine on an out- ia, Paul is a cum laude American Osteopathic Her professional
patient basis. The Scurtis graduate of Bethany Board of Internal Medi- memberships include the
also mentored medical College in Bethany, with cine. Paul Scurti is also a Fellow in the American
students from West a bachelor’s degree in Fellow in the College of College of Osteopathic
Virginia School of Os- biology and completed Osteopathic Internists. Internist; American
teopathic Medicine and medical school at the Originally from Green- Osteopathic Board of
Ohio University School West Virginia School of wood, Connie is a cum Internal Medicine certi-
of Osteopathic Medicine. Osteopathic Medicine. laude graduate of Mis- fication; and core faculty,
Connie Scurti will serve He completed his intern- sissippi State University, Internal Medicine Resi-
as assistant director of ship and residency in with a bachelor’s degree dency program at Ohio
the internal medicine res- internal medicine at Ohio in biological engineer- Valley Medical Center in
idency program at Baptist Valley Medical Center in ing. At MSU, she was Wheeling.
Golden Triangle, while Wheeling in 2011, where the Bagley College of The couple and their
her husband will serve on was selected Internal Engineering Congressio- two daughters reside in
the program faculty and Medicine Resident of the nal Fellow in the office Columbus.

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The lake is in the ing the levee, emergency options, but they are com- that leads to set up like
northeastern portion of spillway and floodgate petitive and could take that at any time.”
the county, west of Coun- valve. They met with Cam- a while to obtain, so it is The amount of support
ty Lake Road, which in- panella, Howard, County not guaranteed that the for the project will hope-
cludes the bridge on the Engineer Clyde Pritchard county will have the funds fully lead the county to a
levee. It was built in the and County Administra- before the levee breaches, funding source “before
1960s and holds about tor Emily Garrard. Campanella said. something tragic hap-
3,406 acre feet, or more The offices of U.S. Meanwhile, the limit- pens,” she said.
than 148 million cubic Rep. Michael Guest, 3rd ed amount of water in the
feet, of water at normal District, and U.S. Sen. dammed area has a neg-
operating conditions. Its Roger Wicker, both Re- ative impact on econom-
full capacity is more than publicans, have also been ic development near the
454 million cubic feet over monitoring the situation lake, Howard said. The
935 acres. and offered support, How- Wet N Wild water park at
The county has min- ard said. The lake strad- Kampgrounds of America
imized pressure on the dles the line between the on the lake had to close
levee by limiting the 1st and 3rd Congressio- after the water level went
amount of water in the nal Districts, prompting down in 2016, he said.
dam since 2016, when a Guest and Kelly’s mutual “There was also a sig-
Missouri Department of interest in replacing the nificant amount of devel-
Environmental Quality levee. opment taking place on
inspection confirmed the Safety is the main con- the south end of the lake
levee needed repairs, Ok- cern for all involved, Wed- because a lot of people
tibbeha County District 3 dle said. wanted waterfront prop-
Supervisor Marvell How- “School buses cross erty and wanted to be
ard said. The initial goal that levee twice a day along the water,” How-
was to keep the water at carrying children to and ard said. “Now that has
least five feet below a nor- from school,” he said. slowed down tremendous-
mal level, but parts of the “We saw underneath that ly because there’s no wa-
lake are currently drained bridge that there is a very ter.”
dry. imminent danger there, The lack of water does
Even so, the water’s certainly for the total not eliminate the prob-
continuous downstream population that crosses it, lem, Campanella said.
movement, called seep- but especially for our chil- “Even though the lake
age, still affects the levee, dren.” has been drained down,
Herring said. The entire project it doesn’t take long to fill
Herring and Willy could cost up to $8 mil- back up when we have
Weddle, a field represen- lion, including replacing steady, heavy rainfall in
tative for Kelly’s office, part of County Lake Road short periods of time,”
visited the lake and met and constructing a de- she said. “With hurricane
with county leaders on tour, Howard said. season at its peak and not
Sept. 10 to discuss plans The county is consid- being over until Novem-
and funding for replac- ering three federal grant ber, we could see activity

Moorhead Monday

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Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Joe Moorhead walks off the field after the second quarter against the Kansas State Wildcats Saturday at Davis
Wade Stadium.

Garrett Shrader’s redshirt, secondary

depth and banged up running backs
By Ben Portoy nearer to the maximum “We want to make sure er body injury. perform well at a high lev- four games played before that the guy who is on the Dantzler, who was in- el and the preparation that
this season counts toward field is the guy that we need jured during warm ups goes into it. Those are two
STARKVILLE — Two his four years of eligibility. to perform at a high level Saturday and didn’t play, is guys that we’ve been very
games into the season, the With starting quarter- and if that affects a red- listed as day-to-day. In the pleased with so far.”
redshirt musical chairs has back Tommy Stevens con- shirt, it affects a redshirt,” interim, freshmen Martin Ahead of the freshman
begun at Mississippi State. tinuing to battle a shoul- he said. “But we’ve got to Emerson Jr. and Jarrian duo, Tyler Williams and
Having divided players der issue that forced him do what’s best for the team Jones continue to shine in Maurice Smitherman bore
into color-coded columns from Saturday’s game and first and foremost the indi- their ever-growing roles. the brunt of coverage re-
of green, yellow and red, junior Keytaon Thompson vidual second and the kids Emerson and Jones, or sponsibilities in Dantzler’s
coach Joe Moorhead and dealing with a lingering understand that.” “Thing One” and “Thing absence.
his staff revisited the ongo- upper-body injury from fall Two” as they are nick- Should Dantzler not be
ing decision making Mon- camp, Shrader’s redshirt named, have earned high able to go again this week it
day morning. Moorhead has quickly come into ques-
Secondary depth coming praise through the season’s will again be Williams and
said there are “more than a tion. into focus first three weeks — includ- Smitherman tasked with
handful” of freshman who That said, Moorhead MSU has long preached ing from Moorhead. slowing Kentucky receiv-
will not see extended action said Monday he would not on how deep this year’s sec- “They’re maturing at a er Lynn Bowden and Troy
this season. shy away from playing a ondary is. That theory is really fast rate,” Moorhead transfer quarterback Saw-
Most notably, freshman quarterback should red- getting an early test with said. “And I think a lot of yer Smith.
quarterback Garrett Shrad- shirt eligibility come into No. 1 junior corner Cam that goes back to their abil-
er is inching nearer and question. Dantzler dealing with a low- ity but also their desire to See mSU, 4B

Pro football Golf

AP source: Saints’ Brees has torn ligament in thumb With his dad as his caddie,
The Associated Press

17-year-old West Point golfer
Saints quarterback Drew
Brees has been diag- Trolio becoming a household name
nosed with a torn liga-
ment near the thumb of BY theo derosa ing to strategies, sticking
his throwing hand that is to routines, encourage-
expected to sideline him ment picking out the good
at least six weeks, said a WEST POINT — line.”
person familiar with the When 17-year-old Cohen It can be harder when
situation. Trolio needs a caddie, he VJ has to switch from
Brees has elected to doesn’t have to look far. coach and caddie to father
have surgery, but it is not No further than Old — it’s the hardest relation-
yet clear when the oper- Waverly Golf Club, where ship to balance, he said —
ation will take place or the teaching professional but he and Cohen have
who will perform it, the is VJ Trolio, Cohen’s fa- figured out a working ar-
person said. The person ther. rangement.
spoke to The Associat- “I’m the cheapest, most “We try our best to de-
ed Press on condition of efficient walking caddie fine the lines when you’re
anonymity Monday be- he’s got,” VJ said with a a coach and when you’re
cause the diagnosis has laugh. a dad, and we leave coach
Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports
not been announced. The two have honed and student, that relation-
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaves the field following the 27-9
Brees left Sunday’s loss against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. their skills through years ship, outside our front
game against the Los of practice, and Cohen door and always try to
Angeles Rams in the first day’s game in Seattle. not going to do it.” late-season games that reaped the benefits this make sure we’re dad and
quarter after the thumb “They’re still in the When asked how well held no postseason im- summer. In mid-August,
son when we walk in that
on his right hand hit the midst of evaluating it,” the Saints had built a plications, he has missed Cohen, a junior at Oak
door,” VJ said.
hand of on-rushing Rams said Payton, adding that team that could absorb only one start because of Hill Academy, reached
And it wouldn’t be
defensive lineman Aar- playing without Brees, an injury in his previous the semifinals of the U.S.
Brees had received one possible without Cohen’s
on Donald on the follow 13 seasons with New Or- Amateur in Pinehurst,
diagnosis and was in the Payton said, “We’re get- mother Allison, who takes
trough of a throw. leans. The Saints narrow- North Carolina, a rare
process of getting a sec- ting ready to find out,” Cohen to most of his tour-
The Saints lost the achievement for a golfer
ond opinion. before backtracking a bit. ly lost that 2015 game at naments. But unlike VJ,
game 27-9, with backup as young as he is.
Payton also declined “Hopefully the news Carolina, with Luke Mc- Cohen and little brother
Teddy Bridgewater go- “It was a cool experi-
to address what his of- is good and the length of Cown at quarterback. Collins, Allison doesn’t
ing 17 for 30 passing for ence,” Cohen said. “It was
fense would look like time, if there is any that Brees is the NFL’s all- play golf.
165 yards during the last cool having Dad on the
three-plus quarters. without Brees under cen- he’s out, will be shorter time leader in comple- bag.” “Thank goodness,” VJ
Saints coach Sean ter going forward. than longer. But, again, tions with 6,621 and yards For VJ, it’s a simple said. “That’s the reason
Payton declined on Mon- “I’m sorry, I’m just not that’s part of our sport.” passing with 74,845. matter when Cohen’s in she’s level-headed and she
day to go into detail about going to answer hypo- While Brees, as a His 522 touchdowns tie the middle of a round. “On can help us.”
Brees’ condition or even thetical questions right healthy player, has been him for second all-time the course it’s about stick- Allison and Collins
rule him out for this Sun- now,” Payton said. “I’m a held out of a couple See Brees, 4B ing to expectations, stick- See trolio, 4B
2B Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Dispatch •

BRIEFLY Steelers’ Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

The Associated Press were moving down the field ity, next guy up and move on. career-high 5,129 yards. He
McCowan named to WNBA late in the second quarter But with a guy like that it’s a signed an extension in April
All-Rookie team PIT TSBURGH — Ben Ro- against Seattle on Sunday little different. Easier said that runs through the 2021
STARKVILLE — Teaira McCowan is no stranger ethlisberger likes to point out when Roethlisberger twice than done that’s for sure.” season and would carry him
to success. that he’s played through the clutched his elbow following Roethlisberger has been to the eve of his 40th birth-
A first-team All-American and 2019 SEC Player of
the Year, McCowan earned the first of her major profes-
end of every contract he’s ever pass attempts. Though he Pittsburgh’s starter since tak- day. He spoke openly during
sional honors when she was unanimously selected to signed. It’s tangible proof of stayed in for the remainder ing over for Tommy Maddox in training camp about his love
the WNBA’s 2019 All-Rookie Team per a news release. the longtime Pittsburgh Steel- of the drive — including a Week 2 of the 2004 season as a of the game returning, a re-
McCowan, the No. 3 overall pick by the Indiana ers quarterback’s commit- pair of completions with his rookie, developing a signature kindling that happened to
Fever in this past April’s draft, finished her inaugural ment both to the game itself
campaign averaging 10 points, nine rebounds and 1.29
arm in obvious pain — when style for his ability to extend coincide with wide receiver
blocks per game. and the franchise he’s led to a the Steelers came out for the plays, a method dubbed “Ben Antonio Brown’s offseason
The Bryan, Texas native also set a Fever record pair of Super Bowl titles. second half, their captain being Ben.” Yet that style departure for Oakland fol-
with five-straight double-doubles this season. That commitment will wore a white baseball cap and evolved over the years as he lowing an ugly falling out
Joining McCowan on the All-Rookie team were be tested over the coming watched from the sideline as matured from raw game man- with the club.
Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, Phoenix months.
Mercury forward Brianna Turner, Dallas Wings guard
they lost 28-26 to drop to 0-2 . ager to one of the most prolific Despite that optimism,
Arike Ogunbowale and Las Vegas Aces guard Jackie The 37-year-old’s aching Enter Rudolph, taken in the passers in league history. Roethlisberger’s season was
Young. right elbow needs surgery. third round in the 2018 draft, His start on Sunday off to a sluggish start. He
Ogunbowale, Young and Turner all played colle- His 16th season is over just who beat out Josh Dobbs for marked the 218th appearance failed to get the Steelers into
giately at Notre Dame and were a part of the 2018 team two weeks in. His future is the backup job during the pre- of his career, second most the end zone during a blow-
that defeated MSU in the national championship game.
Ogunbowale notably nailed a game-winning 3-pointer
uncertain. And the keys to the season. Now the 24-year-old is in the history of a franchise out loss to New England in
with 0.1 seconds remaining to deliver the Fighting Irish offense Roethlisberger oper- tasked with helping the Steel- that dates to 1932. He holds Week 1 and was just 8 of 15
the title. ated so deftly for so long are ers emerge from an early hole the club record in just about for 75 yards against Seattle,
Collier, who played her college ball at UCONN, was now in the hands of backup without their unquestioned every major statistical pass- though he did complete 5 of
named the WNBA’s overall Rookie of the Year. Mason Rudolph, who was in leader. ing category, including yards 6 passes on the drive that
elementary school when the “It’s kind of sucky circum- (56,545), touchdowns (363), marked his final plays of the
EMCC back up to fifth in new player known universally as stance with our leader and attempts (7,230) and comple- season.
NJCAA football poll Big Ben became a full-fledged good friend going down,” Ru- tions (4,651). Roethlisberger com-
NFL starter in the fall of 2004. dolph said. “He would want Roethlisberger didn’t just plained of elbow pain after fall-
East Mississippi Community College has moved It’s an arrangement Roeth- me to step up and lead to the put up numbers, he won. A ing to the Patriots but played
back up to fifth place in the new National Junior College
Athletic Association poll, released Monday.
lisberger stressed is tempo- best of my ability. That’s what lot, going 144-71-1 in the reg- through it, a testament to the
EMCC (2-1) was fifth in the poll two weeks ago rary. I’ve always believed in and ular season and 13-8 in the toughness that’s defined his ca-
before falling a spot to sixth. The Lions were in the top “This is shocking and that’s what I’m going to do.” playoffs, restoring the Steel- reer. He’ll need to rely on that
spot to begin the season before their loss at Hinds. heartbreaking for me, to miss Roethlisberger underwent ers to glory in the process. tenacity as he faces a lengthy
Hutchinson (Kansas) kept the top spot, receiving this much of a season and an MRI late Sunday. While His 6-yard touchdown pass rehabilitation while weighing
10 first-place votes. Butler (Kansas) was a close second
with the other six first-place votes. feel like I am letting down so the nature of his injury hasn’t to Santonio Holmes with 35 whether a 17th season is worth
Northwest Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast many people,” Roethlisberger been disclosed, team doctors seconds left in the 2008 Super the physically demanding road
also finished ahead of EMCC. said in a statement Monday af- decided surgery was the best Bowl against Arizona gave the it will take to get there.
Among the rest of the top 20, Copiah-Lincoln is ter being placed on injured re- course of action. Roethlis- Steelers their sixth title and “The Steelers committed
eighth, Jones is 13th and Hinds is 19th.
EMCC travels to face Mississippi Delta (0-3) on
serve. “I can only trust God’s berger will undergo the proce- is considered one of the sem- three years to me this offsea-
Thursday. plan, but I am completely de- dure later this week. There is inal moments in Super Bowl son and I fully intend to honor
Source: From Special Reports termined to battle through no timetable for any possible history. my contract and reward them
this challenge and come back return. He entered 2019 coming with championship level play,”
CALENDAR stronger than ever next sea-
“It’s really surreal,” guard
David DeCastro said. “But at
off the best statistical sea-
son of his career. He cap-
Roethlisberger said. “I will do
all I can to support Mason and
Today The end of this season ar- the same time, you’ve got to tured the NFL passing title the team this season to help
Prep Softball rived suddenly. The Steelers have a football player mental- last fall after throwing for a win games.”
Columbus at Starkville, 5/6:30 p.m.
Leake at Starkville Academy, 4 p.m.
Hebron Christian at Newton Academy,
Richards p 1 0 0 0 Shaw ph 1 1 1 1 Familia 1 2 1 1 1 0 Tennessee 0 0 0 0 1 2 101 67 San Francisco 2 0 0 1.000 72 34
5 p.m. Yardley p 0 0 0 0 Peralta p 1 0 0 0 Avilán 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Kentucky 0 1 21 29 2 1 97 70 L.A. Rams 2 0 0 1.000 57 36
Jankowski ph 1 0 0 0 Claudio p 0 0 0 0 Sewald 1-3 2 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 0 1 23 47 1 2 115 81 Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 49 46
Prep Volleyball American League Bolanos p 0 0 0 0 Jackson p 0 0 0 0 Díaz 1 2 1 1 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 1 6 30 0 2 30 72 Arizona 0 1 1 .250 44 50
Saltillo at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. East Division Allen ph 0 0 0 0 Colorado West
Margot ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Senzatela W,10-10 6 8 4 4 1 4 W L PF PA W L PF PA Thursday’s Games
Starkville High at New Hope, 6:30 p.m.
New York
W L Pct GB
98 53 .649 _ Totals 29 1 2 1 Totals 32 5 8 5 Pazos H,2 1 0 0 0 0 2 Alabama 1 0 47 23 3 0 151 36 Tampa Bay 20, Carolina 14
Caledonia at Shannon, TBA Tampa Bay 89 62 .589 9 San Diego 000 100 000 — 1 Estévez 1 0 0 0 1 2 Mississippi 1 0 31 17 2 1 81 61 Sunday’s Games
Milwaukee 010 211 00x — 5 Diaz 1 1 0 0 1 1 Auburn 0 0 0 0 3 0 106 43 Dallas 31, Washington 21
College Volleyball Boston
79 70 .530 18
59 91 .393 38½ E_Garcia (5). DP_San Diego 1, Milwaukee 0. Familia pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. LSU 0 0 0 0 3 0 165 55 Detroit 13, L.A. Chargers 10
Central Baptist College at Mississippi Baltimore 49 101 .327 48½ LOB_San Diego 4, Milwaukee 4. 2B_Hosmer (28), Umpires_Home, Ryan Blakney; First, Chad Mississippi St 0 0 0 0 2 1 100 74 San Francisco 41, Cincinnati 17
Texas A&M 0 0 0 0 2 1 113 34 Houston 13, Jacksonville 12
University for Women, 6 p.m.
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Braun (28), Thames (22), Arcia (13). 3B_Spangen-
berg (2). HR_Shaw (7).
Fairchild; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Mike
Estabrook. Arkansas 0 1 17 31 2 1 92 78 Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 17
Thursday Minnesota
92 58 .613 _
87 63 .580 5 IP H R ER BB SO
T_3:09. A_28,505 (50,398). Saturday’s Games
Georgia 55, Arkansas St. 0
Baltimore 23, Arizona 17
New England 43, Miami 0
College Football Chicago 65 85 .433 27 San Diego Tennessee 45, Chattanooga 0 Buffalo 28, N.Y. Giants 14
East Mississippi Community College at Kansas City 55 95 .367 37 Richards L,0-1 3 2-3 5 3 3 0 5 Twins 5, White Sox 3 Kansas St. 31, Mississippi St. 24
Alabama 47, South Carolina 23
Seattle 28, Pittsburgh 26
Green Bay 21, Minnesota 16
Detroit 45 104 .302 46½ Yardley 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Chicago Minnesota
Mississippi Delta Community College, West Division Bolanos 3 3 2 2 1 2 ab r h bi ab r h bi Mississippi 40, SE Louisiana 29
Arkansas 55, Colorado St. 34
Kansas City 28, Oakland 10
Chicago 16, Denver 14
W L Pct GB García cf-rf 4 1 1 0 Arraez 2b 4 0 3 2
7 p.m. Houston 98 53 .649 _
1 0 0 0 0 2
Moncada 3b 4 0 2 0 Polanco ss 3 1 1 1 Florida 29, Kentucky 21 L.A. Rams 27, New Orleans 9
Coahoma Community College at Oakland 90 60 .600 7½ Davies W,10-7 5 2 1 1 2 4 Abreu dh 3 0 0 1 Cruz dh 4 0 1 1 Texas A&M 62, Lamar 3
Auburn 55, Kent St. 16
Atlanta 24, Philadelphia 20
Monday’s Games
Texas 74 77 .490 24 Jiménez lf 4 1 1 1 Rosario lf 4 0 0 0
Itawamba Community College, 6:30 Los Angeles 68 82 .453 29½
Peralta H,5
2 0 0 0 1 4
1 0 0 0 0 0 McCann c 4 1 1 1 Garver c 3 0 2 1 LSU 65, Northwestern St. 14 Cleveland 23, N.Y. Jets 3
p.m. Seattle 62 88 .413 35½ Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 3 Skole 1b 2 0 0 0 Cave rf 4 0 0 0 Missouri 50, SE Missouri 0 Thursday, Sept. 19
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 7:20 p.m.
Prep Soccer Sunday’s Games
Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 4
Umpires_Home, Jerry Meals; First, Ron Kulpa;
Castillo ph 1 0 0 0 Sanó 3b 3 1 1 0
Mendick ss 4 0 0 0 Gonzalez 1b 4 2 1 0 Saturday, Sept. 21 Sunday
Pillow at Starkville Academy, 5 p.m. Boston 6, Philadelphia 3 Second, Tom Woodring; Third, Bruce Dreckman. Sánchez 2b 2 0 0 0 Wade Jr cf 3 1 1 0 LSU at Vanderbilt, 11 a.m.
Tennessee at Florida, 11 a.m.
Miami at Dallas, Noon
Oakland at Minnesota, Noon
Heritage Academy at Columbus Chris- Cleveland 7, Minnesota 5 T_2:35. A_33,215 (41,900). Goins rf 3 0 1 0 LaMarre cf 0 0 0 0
Engel pr-cf 0 0 0 0 California at Mississippi, 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, Noon
Baltimore 8, Detroit 2
tian Academy, 4 p.m. Houston 12, Kansas City 3 Totals 31 3 6 3 Totals 32 5 10 5 Southern Miss. at Alabama, 11 a.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, Noon
Prep Softball Oakland 6, Texas 1 Cardinals 4, Nationals 2 Chicago
110 000 001 — 3
020 012 00x — 5
Auburn at Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m.
South Carolina at Missouri, 3 p.m.
Atlanta at Indianapolis, Noon
Detroit at Philadelphia, Noon
Washington St. Louis
Columbus at Caledonia, 5/6:30 p.m. L.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 4
Seattle 11, Chicago White Sox 10 ab r h bi ab r h bi E_Sánchez (8), Jiménez (3), Sanó (16). DP_Chi- Kentucky at Mississippi St., 3 p.m.
San Jose St. at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m.
Denver at Green Bay, Noon
N.Y. Jets at New England, Noon
New Hope at Starkville, 5/6:30 p.m. Monday’s Games
Turner ss
Eaton rf
4 0 0 0 Fowler rf
4 0 0 0 Wong 2b
2 2 0 0
3 0 0 0
cago 2, Minnesota 1. LOB_Chicago 4, Minnesota
6. 2B_Moncada (30), Polanco (37), Garver (14),
Notre Dame at Georgia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay, 3:05 p.m.
Prep Volleyball Detroit 5, Baltimore 2 Rendon 3b 4 1 2 1 Goldschmidt 1b 21 0 0 Wade Jr (1). HR_McCann (17), Jiménez (28).
Carolina at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Chargers, 3:25 p.m.
Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 3
Columbus at Starkville, 5:30 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 9:07 p.m.
Soto lf 3 1 0 0 Ozuna lf 4 1 2 4
A.Cabrera 2b 4 0 1 0 DeJong ss 3 0 0 0
SF_Abreu (10), Polanco (6). Pac 12 Glance New Orleans at Seattle, 3:25 p.m.
Kemper Academy at West Lowndes, 6 Tuesday’s Games Zimmerman 1b 3 0 0 0 Molina c 4 0 1 0 IP H R ER BB SO
Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Cleveland, 7:20 p.m.
p.m. L.A. Angels (Suarez 2-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Seve-
rino ), 5:35 p.m.
Robles cf
Gomes c
3 0 1 1 Edman 3b 4 0 2 0
3 0 1 0 Bader cf 4 0 0 0
Chicago California 1 0 20 19 3 0 70 49 Monday, Sept. 23
López L,9-14 5 1-3 9 5 5 2 2
Saltillo at New Hope, 6:30 p.m. Seattle (Gonzales 15-11) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-4), Strasburg p 1 0 0 0 Dak.Hudson p 2 0 0 0 Fry 2-3 1 0 0 0 0
Washington St. 0 0 0 0 3 0 148
Oregon 0 0 0 0 2 1 133
Chicago at Washington, 7:15 p.m.
Caledonia at Itawamba Agricultural, 6:05 p.m. Rainey p 0 0 0 0 J.Martínez ph 1 0 0 0 Cordero 1 0 0 0 0 1 Oregon St. 0 0 0 0 1 2 109 90
6:30 p.m. Toronto (Thornton 5-9) at Baltimore (Bundy 6-14), Parra ph 1 0 0 0 Brebbia p 0 0 0 0
Doolittle p 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0
Herrera 1 0 0 0 0 2 Washington 0 1 19 20 2 1 118 54 Browns 23, Jets 3
6:05 p.m. Minnesota Stanford 0 1 20 45 1 2 64 97 Cleveland 6 10 7 0—23
Women’s College Soccer Detroit (Boyd 8-11) at Cleveland (Plesac 8-6), Strickland p 0 0 0 0 C.Martínez p 0 0 0 0
Suero p 0 0 0 0
Berríos W,13-8 7 1-3 5 2 2 2 8 South New York 0 3 0 0— 3
Duffey H,13 2-3 0 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
Totals 30 2 5 2 Totals 29 4 5 4 Romo H,14 1-3 1 1 1 0 1
Southern Cal 1 0 45 20 2 1 103 73
First Quarter
Cle_FG Seibert 23, 10:27.
San Francisco (Rodríguez 5-9) at Boston (Eovaldi
Belhaven University at Mississippi 1-0), 6:10 p.m.
St. Louis
000 101 000 — 2
200 000 20x — 4
Rogers S,27-33 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Ariz. St. 0 0 0 0 3 0 59 21 Cle_FG Seibert 48, 6:15.
University for Women, 5 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Giolito 14-9) at Minnesota Umpires_Home, Mike Everitt; First, Lance Barrett; Utah 0 0 0 0 3 0 96 29 Second Quarter
E_Zimmerman (3). LOB_Washington 4, St. Louis Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Jansen Visconti. Arizona 0 0 0 0 2 1 131 100 Cle_Chubb 19 run (Seibert kick), 10:16.
(Pérez 10-7), 6:40 p.m.
Men’s College Soccer Texas (Lynn 14-10) at Houston (Verlander 18-6),
7. 2B_Ozuna (21). HR_Rendon (34), Ozuna (28). T_2:42. A_21,850 (38,649). Colorado 0 0 0 0 2 1 109 92 NYJ_FG Ficken 46, 2:56.
SB_Molina (5), Wong (23), Edman (13), Fowler (8).
Belhaven University at Mississippi 7:10 p.m. S_Strasburg (5).
UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 3 42 95 Cle_FG Seibert 43, :00.
Third Quarter
University for Women, 7 p.m. Kansas City (López 4-7) at Oakland (Anderson
12-9), 9:07 p.m.
Tigers 5, Orioles 2 Friday’s Games Cle_Beckham 89 pass from Mayfield (Seibert
College Volleyball Tampa Bay (Snell 6-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Stripling

IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore
ab r h bi
ab r h bi
Washington St. 31, Houston 24
Saturday’s Games
kick), 3:32.
Jackson State at Mississippi State, 4-4), 9:10 p.m. Strasburg 5 3 2 2 4 6 Alberto 3b-2b 4 0 1 0 Reyes cf 4 1 2 2 Air Force 30, Colorado 23, OT
Noon Wednesday’s Games Rainey 1 1 0 0 0 2 Mancini 1b 5 1 2 1 Mercer 2b 3 2 1 2 BYU 30, Southern Cal 27 Cle NYJ
Kansas City at Oakland, 2:37 p.m. Doolittle L,6-5 2-3 0 1 1 1 2 Santander rf 4 0 1 0 Cabrera dh 4 0 0 0 UCF 45, Stanford 27 First downs 16 13
North Florida at Mississippi State, 7 L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 5:35 p.m. Strickland 1-3 1 1 1 1 0 Núñez dh 3 0 0 0 Candelario 1b 2 0 0 0 Arizona St. 10, Michigan St. 7 Total Net Yards 375 262
p.m. Seattle at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Suero
St. Louis
1 0 0 0 0 1 Villar 2b-ss 4 1 1 0 Dixon lf
Hays cf 3 0 1 1 Lugo 3b
4 0 1 0
3 1 1 1
Utah 31, Idaho St. 0
Oregon St. 45, Cal Poly 7
Rushes-yards 21-70
Passing 305
Toronto at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Detroit at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m. Dak.Hudson W,16-7 7 5 2 2 2 1 D.Stewart ph 1 0 0 0 Demeritte rf 4 1 1 0 California 23, North Texas 17 Punt Returns 4-48 1-5
San Francisco at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Brebbia H,10 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Severino c 3 0 0 0 Rogers c 2 0 0 0 Washington 52, Hawaii 20 Kickoff Returns 1-23 3-50

on the air Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 6:40 p.m.

Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Miller H,27 1
C.Martínez S,20-23
1-3 0 0 0 0 0
1-3 0 0 0 0 0
Smith Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 W.Castro ss 3 0 1 0
Wilkerson lf 4 0 1 0
Martin ss 2 0 1 0
Oklahoma 48, UCLA 14
Arizona 28, Texas Tech 14
Oregon 35, Montana 3
Interceptions Ret. 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 19-35-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-20
Texas at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Today Umpires_Home, Sam Holbrook; First, Jim Wolf;
Second, John Tumpane; Third, Manny Gonzalez.
Ruiz ph-3b 2 0 1 0
Totals 36 2 9 2 Totals 29 5 7 5
Friday, Sept. 20
Utah at Southern Cal, 8 p.m.
Punts 6-38.5 7-47.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
COLLEGE SOCCER (MEN’S) National League T_3:04. A_42,812 (45,538). Baltimore
000 001 100 — 2
200 021 00x — 5
Saturday, Sept. 21
California at Mississippi,11 a.m.
Penalties-Yards 9-85
Time of Possession 29:41
6 p.m. — Notre Dame at Indiana, BTN
East Division
W L Pct GB LOB_Baltimore 9, Detroit 5. 2B_Mancini (33), Washington at BYU, 2:30 p.m. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) z-Atlanta 93 58 .616 _ Cubs 8, Reds 2 Reyes (15). 3B_Villar (5), Reyes (4). HR_Mancini Oregon at Stanford, 6 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona St., 9 p.m.
RUSHING_Cleveland, Chubb 18-62, D.John-
son 3-8. New York, Bell 21-68, Montgomery
Cincinnati Chicago (33), Mercer (9). SF_Lugo (4).
5 p.m. — Florida State at Florida, SEC Washington 82 67 .550 10
Philadelphia 76 72 .514 15½ ab r h bi ab r h bi IP H R ER BB SO UCLA at Washington St., 9:30 p.m. 3-25.
PASSING_Cleveland, Mayfield 19-35-1-325.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL New York 77 73 .513 15½ Blandino 2b 3 0 1 0 Zobrist 2b 4 1 2 1 Baltimore
New York, Siemian 3-6-0-3, Falk 20-25-0-198.
7 p.m. — Triple-A National Champion- Miami 52 98 .347 40½ Garrett p
Kuhnel p
0 0 0 0 Wick p 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 Lucroy ph 0 0 0 0
Means L,10-11 5
Kline 1
2-3 6 5 5 2 3
1-3 1 0 0 1 0 Big 12 Glance RECEIVING_Cleveland, Beckham 6-161,
z-clinched playoff berth Chubb 4-36, D.Johnson 3-42, Landry 3-32,
ship: Teams TBD, Memphis, Tenn., FS1 Central Division Alaniz p
Herget p
0 0 0 0 A lmora Jr. cf 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 Castellanos rf 5 0 1 2
1 0 0 0 0 2
W L PF PA W L PF PA Ratley 2-50, Harris 1-4. New York, Bell 10-61,
St. Louis
W L Pct GB
84 66 .560 _ Graterol ph 1 0 1 0 Ryan p 0 0 0 0 Alexander W,1-3 6 4 1 1 0 3 Kansas St. 0 0 0 0 3 0 132 38 R.Anderson 4-81, Crowder 4-40, Montgomery
Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 3 0 148 71 3-15, Bellamy 1-5, D.Thomas 1-(minus 1).
7 p.m. — TBA, ESPN Chicago 82 68 .547 2 Ervin lf 3 0 1 1 Phelps p
Suárez 3b 2 0 0 0 Bryant 3b 3 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 Cisnero
Farmer H,14
1 2 1 1 0 2
2-3 0 0 0 1 1 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 3 0 167 59 MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.
9 p.m. — Miami at Arizona (joined in Milwaukee
81 69 .540 3
70 81 .464 14½ Aquino rf 5 0 0 0 Schwarber lf 4 1 1 3 McKay H,1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Baylor 0 0 0 0 2 0 119 31
TCU 0 0 0 0 2 0 73 20
progress) OR Kansas City at Oakland, Casali c 3 0 0 1 Bote 2b 0 0 0 0 Jiménez S,7-12 1 3 0 0 0 2

65 85 .433 19
West Division
W L Pct GB
Lorenzen cf 3 0 0 0 Contreras c 4 1 2 0
Peraza ss 4 1 2 0 Caratini 1b 3 1 0 0
HBP_Farmer (Núñez), Eades (Candelario).
Umpires_Home, Roberto Ortiz; First, Lance
Texas Tech 0 0 0 0 2 1 97 41
Texas 0 0 0 0 2 1 131
West Virginia 0 0 0 0 2 1 71 78
72 Transactions Monday’s moves
SOCCER (MEN’S) x-Los Angeles 97 54 .642 _ VanMeter 1b 1 0 0 0 Heyward cf-rf 2 1 1 1
Dietrich ph-1b 3 0 0 0 Hoerner ss 4 1 1 0
Barksdale; Second, Chris Segal; Third, Bill Welke. Iowa St. 0 0 0 0 1 1 46 44 BASEBALL
T_2:35. A_14,142 (41,297).
11:55 a.m. — UEFA Champions Arizona 77 74 .510 20
San Francisco 72 78 .480 24½ Gausman p 0 0 0 0 Hamels p 1 0 0 0 Kansas 0 0 0 0 1 1 31 29 American League
Friday’s Games
League: Inter Milan vs. Slavia Prague, San Diego 68 82 .453 28½ Colón ph 0 1 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0
director of player development; Kevin Buck
Group F, TNT Colorado 66 85 .437 31 Sims p 1 0 1 0 Kemp ph
Bowman p 0 0 0 0 Mills p
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
Diamondbacks 7, Marlins 5 Kansas at Boston College, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games director of baseball administration; and Mike
x-clinched division Miami Arizona Kansas St. 31, Mississippi St. 24 Snyder director of pro scouting. Promoted Brad
2 p.m. — UEFA Champions League: Barnhart ph-1b 2 0 0 0 Happ ph-2b 2 1 1 0
Totals 31 2 6 2 Totals 33 8 10 7
ab r h bi ab r h bi West Virginia 44, NC State 27 Ciolek to supervisor, domestic scouting oper-
Berti 3b 5 0 1 2 Flores 2b 2 1 1 0
Napoli vs. Liverpool, Group E, TNT Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 001 100 000 — 2 M.Rojas ss 5 0 0 0 Dyson pr-cf 1 1 0 0
Oklahoma St. 40, Tulsa 21 ations; Di Zou to manager, baseball systems;
and Hendrik Herz and Chad Tatum to scouting
Boston 6, Philadelphia 3 Iowa 18, Iowa St. 17
SOCCER (WOMEN’S) Washington 7, Atlanta 0
Chicago 300 002 03x — 8 Castro 2b 4 0 1 0 J.Rojas lf 4 1 1 0 TCU 34, Purdue 13 analysts. Claimed RHP Eric Hanhold off waiv-
E_Alaniz (1). DP_Cincinnati 1, Chicago 0. LOB_ Alfaro c 4 0 0 0 Marte cf-2b 4 0 1 1
6:30 p.m. — NWSL: Houston at North Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 6 Cincinnati 11, Chicago 7. 2B_Peraza (15), Hey- Ramirez rf-lf 3 1 1 0 Escobar 3b 3 2 2 1
Texas 48, Rice 13 ers from the New York Mets. Designated LHP
Ty Blach for assignment.
Oklahoma 48, UCLA 14
Carolina, ESPNEWS Chicago Cubs 16, Pittsburgh 6 ward (20), Castellanos (18). HR_Schwarber (37). Prado 1b 1 0 0 0 Lamb 1b 3 0 1 4 Arizona 28, Texas Tech 14 National League
Colorado 10, San Diego 5 SB_Ervin (4). SF_Ervin (2). N.Walker ph-1b 2 1 1 2 Jones rf 3 0 0 0
TENNIS San Francisco 2, Miami 1 Brinson cf 4 1 2 0 Hirano p 0 0 0 0
Saturday, Sept. 21 CINCINNATI REDS — Selected the contract of
INF Christian Colón from Louisville (IL).
Louisiana-Monroe at Iowa St., 11 a.m.
5 a.m. — ATP: The Moselle Open, Early Cincinnati 3, Arizona 1 IP H R ER BB SO Dean lf 0 1 0 0 Leyba ph 1 0 0 0 SMU at TCU, 2:30 p.m. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Claimed INF Cor-
L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Guerrero p 0 0 0 0 Crichton p 0 0 0 0
Rounds, Metz, France, TENNIS; WTA: Monday’s Games
Gausman L,0-2 2 3 3 3 0 2 Kinley p 0 0 0 0 McFarland p 0 0 0 0
West Virginia at Kansas, 3:30 p.m. ban Joseph off waivers from San Francisco.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled C Luis Tor-
Baylor at Rice, 6 p.m.
The Toray Pan Pacific and Guangzhou Arizona 7, Miami 5 Sims 2 1 0 0 2 1 Holaday ph 1 0 1 0 Ginkel p 0 0 0 0 Oklahoma St. at Texas, 6:30 p.m. rens from Amarillo (TL). Reinstated RHP Gar-
Keller p 0 0 0 0 Ahmed ss 3 0 0 0
Opens, Early Rounds, TENNIS Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1 Bowman 1 0 0 0 1 1
J.Smith p 0 0 0 0 Vargas 2b 1 0 1 0
rett Richards from the 60-day IL. Transferred

Pro Football
St. Louis 4, Washington 2 Garrett 0 2 2 2 0 0 LHP Adrian Morejon to the 60-day IL.
9 p.m. — WTA: The Korea, Toray Pan Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 2 Kuhnel 1 1 0 0 0 0 Lopez p 2 0 0 0 C.Kelly c 3 1 1 0 FOOTBALL
Sierra ph-rf 2 1 1 0 Ray p 2 0 0 0
Pacific and Guangzhou Opens, Early Colorado 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Alaniz 1 1-3 2 3 3 1 2 National Football League
Rounds, TENNIS Tuesday’s Games Herget
2-3 1 0 0 1 0 López p
Chafin p
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
NFL Glance ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived injured DT
Seattle (Gonzales 15-11) at Pittsburgh (Keller 1-4), AMERICAN CONFERENCE Ra’Shede Hageman.
Almonte rf 2 1 1 1
5 a.m. (Wednesday) — ATP: The Mo- 6:05 p.m.
Cishek H,12
3 1-3 3 2 2 5 4
2-3 0 0 0 1 1 Totals 33 5 8 4 Totals 32 7 9 7
East CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed RB Elijah
McGuire from the practice squad. Placed QB
selle Open, Early Rounds, Metz, France, San Francisco (Rodríguez 5-9) at Boston (Eovaldi Mills W,1-0 2 1 0 0 0 3 Miami 000 000 500 — 5 New England 2 0 0 1.000 76 3 Drew Stanton on injured reserve.
1-0), 6:10 p.m. Arizona 101 001 40x — 7
TENNIS; WTA: The Toray Pan Pacific Philadelphia (Velasquez 6-7) at Atlanta (Keuchel
Wick H,5
2 0 0 0 0 1
2-3 2 0 0 1 0 E_Castro (12), Kinley (0), Chafin (0). DP_Miami
Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 45 30 GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed S Raven
Greene on injured reserve.
N.Y. Jets 0 2 0 .000 19 40
and Guangzhou Opens, Early Rounds, 8-5), 6:20 p.m. Phelps 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 1, Arizona 1. LOB_Miami 6, Arizona 7. 2B_Marte Miami 0 2 0 .000 10 102 MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed CB Mark
TENNIS San Diego (Paddack 9-7) at Milwaukee (González
2-2), 6:40 p.m.
Garrett pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.
HBP_Hamels (Colón), Garrett (Caratini).
(34), Lamb (6). HR_N.Walker (6), Escobar (34).
SB_J.Rojas (2).
South Fields to the practice squad.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Claimed TE Kaden
WNBA BASKETBALL Washington (Corbin 12-7) at St. Louis (Mikolas Umpires_Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Laz Diaz; Sec- Houston 1 1 0 .500 41 42 Smith off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.
6 p.m. — Playoff: Teams TBD, ESPN2 9-13), 6:45 p.m. ond, Tony Randazzo; Third, Cory Blaser. IP H R ER BB SO Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 43 47 Waived RB Paul Perkins.
NEW YORK JETS — Signed QB Luke Falk from
Cincinnati (Gray 10-7) at Chicago Cubs (Darvish T_3:27. A_33,753 (41,649). Miami Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 60 32
8 p.m. — Playoff: Teams TBD, ESPN2 6-6), 7:05 p.m. Lopez 6 5 3 3 0 6 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 38 53 the practice squad. Waived S Bennett Jackson.
Wrestling N.Y. Mets (Stroman 8-13) at Colorado (Melville Guerrero L,1-1 0 2 3 3 1 0 North TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed WR
5 p.m. — World Wrestling Champion- 2-2), 7:40 p.m. Rockies 9, Mets 4 Kinley BS,0-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 W L T Pct PF PA Amara Darboh to the practice squad. Wavied
Miami (Smith 8-10) at Arizona (Young 7-4), 8:40 New York Colorado Keller 0 1 0 0 1 0 Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 82 27 WR Emanuel Hall from the practice squad.
ship, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. NBCSN p.m. ab r h bi ab r h bi J.Smith 1 0 0 0 0 1 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 36 46 Canadian Football League
Nimmo cf 5 1 1 1 Story ss 4 1 1 3 Arizona Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 37 62
Wednesday Tampa Bay (Snell 6-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Stripling
4-4), 9:10 p.m.
McNeil 3b 5 1 2 2 Murphy 1b 5 1 1 0
Conforto rf 5 0 0 0 Arenado 3b 5 1 2 1
6 1 1 1 4 7
0 2 3 3 1 0
Pittsburgh 0 2 0 .000 29 61
fan Charles, DL Jeremiah Clarke, OL Tristan
Nichelson and DB Robert Priester to the prac-
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) Wednesday’s Games Canó 2b 3 0 0 0 Blackmon rf 5 1 2 0 Chafin BS,0-3 0 1 1 0 0 0 W L T Pct PF PA tice roster.
Washington at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
6 p.m. — Purdue at Kentucky, ESPNU N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.
P.Alonso 1b 4 1 2 0 McMahon 2b 3 1 0 0
J.Davis lf 4 0 0 0 Desmond lf 4 1 2 1
Hirano W,4-5 1 1 0 0 0 0
Crichton H,1 1-3 1 0 0 0 0
Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 68 36
Oakland 1 1 0 .500 34 44
National Hockey League
7 p.m. — Stanford at Nebraska, BTN Miami at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Rosario ss 4 0 2 1 Hampson cf 4 1 3 2 McFarland H,7 2-3 2 0 0 0 0 L.A. Chargers 1 1 0 .500 40 37 ARIZONA COYOTES — Assigned G David
8 p.m. — TBA, ESPNU Seattle at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Nido c 1 1 1 0 Butera c 3 1 1 0
Guillorme ph 1 0 0 0 Senzatela p 2 1 1 2
Ginkel S,0-0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Guerrero pitched to 3 batters in the 7th, Keller
Denver 0 2 0 .000 30 40
Tendeck, D Axel Bergvist, D Dennis Busby,
D Connor Hall, D Brady Lyle, C Liam Kirk, C
GOLF Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Familia p 0 0 0 0 Tapia ph 1 0 0 0 pitched to 2 batters in the 8th, Ray pitched to 1 East David Levin, C Valentin Nussbaumer and RW
9 p.m. — Asian Tour Golf: The Shinhan San Diego at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m. Avilán p
Sewald p
0 0 0 0 Pazos p 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 Estévez p 0 0 0 0
batter in the 7th, López pitched to 3 batters in the
2 0 0 1.000 66 38
Eric Uba to their junior teams.
American Hockey League
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. 7th, Chafin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Dongae Open, first round, Incheon, Tampa Bay at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Díaz p 0 0 0 0 Y.Alonso ph 1 0 0 0 HBP_Lopez 3 (Flores,J.Rojas,Lamb). WP_Guer- Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 52 51 LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS — Re-signed F
South Korea, GOLF Lowrie ph 0 0 0 0 Diaz p
Matz p 2 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 rero. N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 31 63
Washington 0 2 0 .000 48 63
Steven Swavely to a one-year contract.
4 a.m. (Thursday) — European Tour Brewers 5, San Diego 1 Lockett p 0 0 0 0
Umpires_Home, Gerry Davis; First, Nick Mahrley;
Second, Brian Knight; Third, Pat Hoberg.
South FORDHAM — Named Lindsey Scherf assistant
Golf: The BMW PGA Championship, first San Diego Milwaukee Panik ph
Rivera c
1 0 0 0
1 0 1 0 T_3:25. A_15,897 (48,519).
Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500 37 45
track and field/cross country coach.
MINNESOTA STATE — Named Scott Nelson
ab r h bi ab r h bi
round, Surrey, England, GOLF Garcia 2b 3 0 0 0 Grisham rf-lf 4 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 37 9 13 9 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 36 48 director of marketing and community engage-
HORSE RACING France ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Grandal c 4 0 0 0 New York
102 100 000 — 4
010 600 11x — 9
New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 39 55
Carolina 0 2 0 .000 41 50
PROVIDENCE — Named Kevin Gould men’s
College Football
Martini lf 4 0 0 0 Moustakas 3b 3 0 0 0
2 p.m. — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Reyes p 0 0 0 0 Braun lf 4 2 2 0 E_J.Davis (7). LOB_New York 8, Colorado 7. 2B_ North assistant lacrosse coach/offensive coordina-
Springs, N.Y., FS2 Machado 3b 3 1 0 0 Taylor rf 0 0 0 0 Rosario (28), P.Alonso (29), Arenado (31). HR_ W L T Pct PF PA tor.
MLB BASEBALL Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 1 Thames 1b 4 1 2 0
Myers cf-lf 3 0 0 0 Cain cf 4 1 0 0
Nimmo (6), McNeil (21), Desmond (18), Story (33). SEC Glance Green Bay
2 0 0 1.000 31 19
1 0 1 .750 40 37
RANDOLPH — Named Shakena Richardson
women’s assistant basketball coach.
Noon — Washington at St. Louis, MLB Naylor rf 2 0 1 0 Spangenberg 2b 3 0 2 IP H R ER BB SO W L PF PA W L PF PA Minnesota
1 1 0 .500 44 33
1 1 0 .500 19 24
VIRGINIA — Signed men’s basketball coach
Tony Bennett to a one-year contract extension.
3 New York Florida 1 0 29 21 3 0 98 41
Urías ss 3 0 0 0 Arcia ss 3 0 1 1 Matz L,10-9 4 6 7 7 2 4 Georgia 1 0 30 6 3 0 148 23 West
Hedges c 3 0 0 0 Davies p 1 0 0 0 Lockett 1 1 0 0 0 0 Missouri 0 0 0 0 2 1 119 44 W L T Pct PF PA
The Dispatch • Tuesday, September 17, 2019v 3B

AP Top 25 Reality Check

Gap between elite and rest grows

The Associated Press yards rushing, four touchdowns. Ranked: Too low.
Kyler Murray’s first three starts No. 16 Oregon (3-0)
Before the season there was last year: 67.3% completions, 863 Next: at Stanford.
talk of a clear dividing line in col- yards passing, eight touchdowns, Reality check: The Ducks have
lege football between the elite pro- one interception, 169 yards rush- gone off on overmatched compe-
grams, true national championship ing, two touchdowns. tition since botching the Auburn
and perennial playoff contenders, Baker Mayfield’s first three game.
and everybody else. starts in 2017: 76.8 completions, Ranked: Little too low.
Through three weeks of the col- 1,046 yards passing, 10 touch- No. 17 Texas A&M (3-0)
lege football season, not much has downs, no interceptions, no yards Next: vs. No. 8 Auburn.
changed. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Ala- rushing or touchdowns. Reality check: The Aggies
bama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 5 Oklaho- Ranked: Just right. have dominated two patsies and
ma and No. 6 Ohio State have been No. 6 Ohio State (3-0) were smothered by the best team in
dominant and look like the class of
Next: vs. Miami (Ohio). the country. They’ll be punching at YESTERDAY’S ANSWER
the country. Reality check: The defense, their level this week.
LSU has crept into the middle of ranked ninth in the nation at 3.85 Ranked: About right.
that bunch, sitting at No. 4 in the lat- yards per play, is what makes it No. 18 Iowa (2-0) Sudoku
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Tigers moved in on the strength of Clemson. But we’ll tap the brakes Reality check: Is anything more based onthe a 9x9
is to place numbers 1 2 6 7 5 9 4 3 8
a wildly entertaining win at No. 12 for a little longer. Iowa than a game-sealing punt? grid
Texas. Their victory in Austin rates Ranked: About right. 1 to 9with
in theseveral
empty spaces 7 6 1 8 3 4 2 5 9
Ranked: Just right. given
as the season’s most impressive No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) No. 19 Washington State so thatnumbers.
each row, eachThe 5 9 8 6 7 2 3 4 1
column and each 3x3 the
is to place box
accomplishment so far. We’ll see Next: at No. 3 Georgia. (3-0) numbers 2 3 4 5 9 1 8 7 6
how that stands up, but there hasn’t Reality check: Hard to know Next: vs. UCLA. contains the1same to 9 number
6 4 5 9 2 7 1 8 3
the empty spaces so
been all that many marquee match- what to take seriously in a 50-point Reality check: Mike Leach’s only once. The difficulty 3 8 7 1 4 6 9 2 5
that each row, each
ups from which to choose. blowout, but the Irish gave up a cou- magic is fielding pretty much the level increases from
column and each 9 1 2 3 8 5 7 6 4
Fans of No. 7 Notre Dame, a team ple of long runs against New Mexi- same team every season while Monday
3x3 boxtocontains
Sunday. Difficulty Level 9/16

coming off a playoff appearance, co and currently rank 120th in the mostly recruiting in the two/three- the same number only once. The difficulty level
and No. 8 Auburn, which claims a nation at 4.96 per carry against. star bin. increases from Monday to Sunday.
neutral-field victory against No. 16 Ranked: Too high. Ranked: About right
Oregon, could argue they belong No. 8 Auburn (3-0) No. 20 Boise State (3-0)
in that group, too. Reality Check is Next: at No. 17 Texas A&M. Next: vs. Air Force.
more skeptical. The Fighting Irish Reality check: Will coach Gus Reality check: The Broncos
and Tigers have a chance to stick it Malzahn work in QB Joey Gate- will have their hands full in their
to the doubters next weekend, with wood as a runner to go with Bo Nix? division with Air Force, Utah State
Notre Dame heading to Georgia Ranked: Too low. and Wyoming all looking pretty
and Auburn to No. 17 Texas A&M. No. 9 Florida (3-0) good.
The call here is Notre Dame and Next: vs. Tennessee. Ranked: Just right.
Auburn are closer to No. 15 UCF Reality check: QB Feleipe No. 21 Virginia (3-0)
than Clemson, and the AP voters Franks (leg) has his limitations, but Next: vs. Old Dominion
should be showing the Knights a things probably won’t get easier for Reality check: The second-best
little more love in a world where the the Gators without him. team in the ACC. For whatever
difference between No. 7 and No. 17 Ranked: About right. that’s worth right now.
(or higher) seems marginal. No. 10 Utah (3-0) Ranked: Just right.
No. 1 Clemson (3-0) Next: at Southern California. No. 22 Washington (2-1)
Next: vs. Charlotte Reality check: Winning at BYU Next: at BYU.
Reality check: The Tigers al- looks better every week. Reality check: The next three
most look a little bored offensively. Ranked: About right. games (at BYU, vs. USC and at
Ranked: Just right. No. 11 Michigan (2-0) Stanford) will determine whether
No. 2 Alabama (3-0) Next: at No. 13 Wisconsin. the Cal game was just a blip.
Next: vs. Southern Miss Reality: Time for that new of- Ranked: Too high.
Reality check: In two games fense to start producing. No. 23 California (3-0)
against Power Five opponents, the Ranked: Too high. Next: at Mississippi.
Tide is averaging 3.30 yards per No. 12 Texas (3-0) Reality check: Congratulations
rush and allowing 3.95 per rush. Next: vs. Oklahoma State. on the ranking, Bears, but this of-
Even this early, that’s unusual. Reality check: A defense lean- fense is still really sketchy, 99th in
Ranked: Just right, though the ing on lots of inexperienced players the nation at 5.13 per play.
‘Bama benefit of the doubt is get- hopes it won’t be without sopho- Ranked: If Washington is
ting stretched. more LB Joseph Ossai (shoulder) ranked, guess Cal should be, too.
No. 3 Georgia (3-0) now that Big 12 play is starting. No. 24 Arizona State (3-0)
Next: vs. No. 7 Notre Dame Ranked: Too low. Next: vs. Colorado.
Reality check: The Bulldogs No. 13 (tie) Wisconsin (2-0) Reality check: The Sun Dev-
have barely broken sweat and seem Next: vs. No. 11 Michigan. ils are 5-1 under coach Herm Ed-
to have discovered some young Reality check: The Badgers wards in games decided by three
playmakers on the outside in fresh- will probably give up some points points. Not sure how much of
men George Pickens and Dominick this week. this is a sustainable skill and how
Blaylock. Ranked: Just right. much is good fortune.
Ranked: Just a touch too high, No. 13 (tie) Penn State (3-0) Ranked: Road wins will get
based on solely on competition. Next: at Maryland, Sept. 27. you in the bottom of the rankings
No. 4 LSU (3-0) Reality check: The Nittany Li- three weeks into the season. Just
Next: at Vanderbilt ons look more like a collection of right.
Reality check: Joe Burrow is talented players than a cohesive No. 25 TCU (2-0) ACROSS
completing 83 percent of his pass- team so far. Next: vs. SMU.
1 Brisk pace
es, best in the nation. Ranked: Too high. Reality check: Could this be
Ranked: A touch too low. No. 15 UCF (3-0) another TCU team that comes off
5 Alda and Arkin
No. 5 Oklahoma (3-0) Next: at Pittsburgh the radar to contend in the Big 12? 10 News sum-
Next: vs. Texas Tech, Sept. 28. Reality check: The competition Ranked: See Arizona State. mary
Reality check: Jalen Hurts’ first questions will never cease, but the Just right. 12 Math compar-
three starts this year: 80% comple- Knights certainly look capable of Instead of Washington what ison
tions, 880 yards passing, nine touch- running with any team outside of about Oklahoma State or Kansas 13 Gowns and
down passes, no interceptions, 373 that top tier of elites. State? tuxes
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Clemson Tigers cornerback A.J. Terrell (8) breaks up a pass intended for Syracuse Orange wide receiver Taj Har-
ris (80) during the first quarter Saturday at the Carrier Dome. Defensive offsides was called on the play.
4B Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Dispatch •

Pro Football
Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3
The Associated Press the practice squad earlier land up 23-3 with 3:32 And, that wasn’t all for ed by a spectacular 33- as a rookie in 2014. On
in the day — played the remaining in the third Beckham, who finished yard, one-handed grab this one, Mayfield found
EAST RUTHER- rest of the game. Siemi- quarter. with six catches for 161 that got Cleveland down Beckham down the right
FORD, N.J. — Odell an was starting in place The touchdown came yards and the TD. to the Jets 4. sideline, and the receiver
Beckham Jr. had an of Sam Darnold, who’s after Beckham called He helped the Browns It was reminiscent stuck out his right hand
89-yard touchdown sidelined for at least a few out Jets defensive coor- take a 3-0 lead on their of Beckham’s high- to snare the ball behind
catch and a spectacular weeks while recovering dinator Gregg Williams first possession on Aus- light-reel, one-handed re- Nate Hairston — in near-
one-handed grab in his from mononucleosis. last Thursday, saying tin Seibert’s 23-yard field ception for the Giants on ly the same spot as his
return to MetLife Sta- The Jets couldn’t get the coach — then with goal — a drive highlight- “Sunday Night Football” big catch five years ago.
dium, and Baker May- anything going on of- the Browns — instructed
field and the Cleveland fense, and the Browns players to hurt him in a
Browns did just enough blew open the game late preseason game in 2017.
to beat the short-hand- in the third quarter. Williams denied Beck-
ed and banged-up New Falk led the Jets on ham’s accusations, jok-
York Jets 23-3 on Monday their longest drive of ingly asking reporters:
night. night to that point — 60 “Odell who?” Williams,
Beckham, traded from yards — but Le’Veon who led the Browns to
the Giants in March, Bell could only get 1 yard a 5-3 record as their in-
helped the Browns (1- on a fourth-and-2 pass, terim coach last season,
1) bounce back from a turning the ball over on also chided reporters for
30-point loss to Tennes- downs at the Browns 11. giving Beckham atten-
see in their opener to top On the very next play, tion.
the Jets (0-2). Mayfield hit Beckham Well, Williams clearly
New York lost quar- with a slant pass, and the knows who Beckham is
terback Trevor Siemian receiver outran the Jets’ now. The coach was seen
to an ankle injury in the defenders all the way to shouting angrily on the
second quarter, and Luke the end zone for an 89- sideline after Beckham’s
Falk — promoted from yard TD that put Cleve- touchdown.

Continued from Page 1B
with New England’s Tom a variety of skill posi- the Minnesota Vikings
Brady, 17 behind retired tions on offense and also before a major knee in-
former Indianapolis Colts plays on special teams, jury sidelined him for all
and Denver Broncos quar- is the third string QB. It of 2016 and nearly all of
terback Peyton Manning. remains to be seen how 2017.
The Saints are practic- his playing time at vari-
At 1-1, the Saints are
ing this week in the Se- ous positions will be af-
attle area before playing fected if he is elevated to tied for first place in the
the Seahawks on Sunday. second-string QB while NFC South. They entered
New Orleans’ five games Brees is out. the season with high ex-
after they face Seattle are Bridgewater’s last start pectations after advanc-
against Dallas, Tampa was with the Saints in the ing to the NFC title game
Bay, Jacksonville, Chica- final regular season game last season, losing to the
go and Arizona, followed of 2018, when New Orle- Rams in a game marred
by a Week 9 bye. ans had already locked up by officials’ non-call of
Bridgewater, a sec- the top seed in the NFC pass interference and
ond-year Saints who re- playoffs. Bridgewater
helmet-to-helmet contact
turned to New Orleans completed 14 of 22 passes
this season on a one-year, for 118 yards, one TD and fouls committed by Rams
$7.2 million free-agent one interception in a 33-14 defensive back Nickell
deal, is the primary back- loss to Carolina. Robey-Coleman against
up. Earlier in his career, he then-Saints receiver Tom-
Taysom Hill, who plays was 17-11 as a starter with mylee Lewis.

Continued from Page 1B
made the trip with VJ and he came to changing under coach Chuck Win-
Cohen in Pinehurst, and that. Had he made it to stead in Baton Rouge.
so did Cissye Gallagher, the U.S. Amateur finals, “He’s an awesome
a former LPGA player he would have received a coach, one of the best out
and the wife of former spot in The Masters, and there for sure,” Cohen
PGA Tour player Jim Gal- he would have also been said. “The atmosphere
lagher. The Trolios have granted an exemption around the team is cool.
a close relationship with into the U.S. Open. But I’m good friends with a lot
the Gallaghers, and Co- there’s time for that later. of kids who are coming in,
hen credits Jim Gallagher “I just turned 17, so I so it’s exciting.”
in particular for improv- got a good ways to go,” VJ, who knows the
ing his game. Cohen said. “And I hope- importance of the rela-
“He knows a lot, so fully have plenty of chanc- tionship between a young
when I have big things es to play in The Masters. golfer and their coach,
coming up, I’ll always And if not, then we’ll see also knows Winstead’s
give him a call,” Cohen what happens, but I’m not skill. He’s happy with Co-
said. “Me and him just jell too disappointed about it.” hen’s choice.
because we’re both golf For now, Cohen’s fo- “t doesn’t matter to me
nerds.” cused on his junior sea- where they go,” VJ said.
And when the two face son at Oak Hill, where as “They just better love the
off for matches, Cohen well as golf he plays varsi- coach.”
more than holds his own ty basketball. VJ made it clear he had
— but Gallagher’s a tricky “Basketball is a whole no golf input on the deci-
foe. lot easier than hitting a sion — it was Cohen’s own
“He still gets me,” Co- golf ball,” Cohen said. to make.
hen said. “He’ll get me “But when it’s cold out- “I play dad on the whole
sometimes.” side, it’s 7:30, 8 o’clock at college thing,” he said. “I
Gallagher and VJ have night, when it gets dark at just completely play dad.”
both been all over — “you four, there’s really noth- So while Cohen’s still
name a golf course, he’s ing else to do.” around, VJ makes sure
played it,” Cohen said of Understandably, Co- there’s still time for them
Gallagher — and they’ve hen is choosing to focus to play a round at Old Wa-
made it to places Cohen on golf only when he verly or Mossy Oak, clear
has never been but as- moves to the next level. of any lessons or tourna-
pires to play someday. He committed to LSU the ment obligations.
That includes Augusta, summer after his fresh- “On Sunday afternoons
home of The Masters, and man year, and he’s look- we get out there and get
Cohen knows how close ing forward to playing dirty with it,” VJ said.

Continued from Page 1B
Running backs room or can,” he said. “Ideally it enrolled at MSU but re-
would be like it was the mains ineligible to play.
doctor’s office first game-and-a-half — Moorhead said he has one
While the secondary Kylin is going to be the more administrative issue
has taken their lumps on starter, Nick is going to to clear up before he can
the injury front, the MSU be the backup and then start practicing.
running backs room has you utilize Lee as neces-
been decimated of late.
Senior Nick Gibson,
sary.” Other news and notes
In the interim, wide re- Also on the injury
who Moorhead said didn’t ceiver Malik Dear could front, Dareuan Parker re-
practice all of last week, also be used to bolster the mains day-to-day with an
remains day-to-day with group. A running back injury he suffered in the
a lower body issue, while during his time at Murrah season opener against
senior Alec Murphy is High School, Dear took Louisiana. Parker has not
done for the season. one snap in the backfield played the past two weeks
With Murphy and Gib- Saturday against Kansas though Moorhead said he
son banged up, that leaves State. participated in practice
just junior Kylin Hill and “Very, very high foot- Monday.
true freshman Lee With- ball IQ,” Moorhead said As for the suspensions
erspoon to shoulder the of Dear. “So we pressed that continue to hold a
load. into duty at running back cloud over the MSU pro-
Given Hill’s past in- a little bit last week, got in gram, Moorhead said
jury history and With- for a snap and did real well Monday he would not
erspoon’s greenness, but I think he’s capable of elaborate on why senior
that’s a far cry from the doing those things at tail- defensive tackle Lee Au-
three-headed attack MSU back.” try missed the season
boasted at the season’s One welcome addition opener, played against
outset. would be junior college Southern Miss, and then
“We’d like to get Nick transfer Kareem Walk- was suspended once more
back as quickly as we er — who is currently against Kansas State.
The Dispatch • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5B

Dak Prescott spreading the wealth in hot start for Cowboys

The Associated Press against the Redskins was re- interception in two games. fourth-year back was right on been a persistent problem, and
ceiver Devin Smith. A 2015 Amari Cooper and Jason his career average of 25 touch- the Cowboys have two through
FRISCO, Texas — Dallas second-round pick by the New Witten have two touchdowns es (23 carries, two catches for 9 two games, a pair of fumbles
Cowboys receivers and tight York Jets after helping Ohio receiving apiece, while Smith, yards) in 53 snaps after getting against the Giants.
ends have seven touchdown State win a national champion- Randall Cobb and Blake Jarwin 14 touches on 37 plays in the While Tyrone Crawford had
catches through two games, ship, Smith sustained a pair of have one. opener. an important sack of Washing-
the same number of TDs the en- knee injuries that wrecked his “Bottom line is we’re having The biggest breather for El- ton’s Case Keenum when the
tire offense had in the first five a lot of guys show up,” owner liott came on an 11-play drive Dallas offense was struggling
games last year. Jerry Jones said. “We’re hav- that ended with Brett Maher’s in the first half, it was the only
Smith’s 51-yard touchdown
Dak Prescott’s hot start has ing a lot of receivers show up, 25-yard field goal early in the one. The Cowboys sacked Eli
catch sparked a second consec-
plenty to do with depth at posi- getting some great work in our fourth quarter. Rookie Tony Manning just once as well.
utive game with five straight
tions that looked promising in
scoring drives for Dallas (2-0). front. I wouldn’t take back these Pollard took the whole series,
the preseason, and have deliv-
ered in a pair of victories over It also made Smith the fifth re- first two in any parts of it.” getting three carries for all 22 Stock up
ceiver with a catch of at least 25 of his yards rushing and his It figured that new offen-
NFC East rivals for the defend-
ing division champions. yards from Prescott, who had What’s working only catch, a 3-yarder. sive coordinator Kellen Moore
five of those type of plays in the The plan to get RB Ezekiel “I think slowly and surely, would incorporate Prescott’s
“Everybody’s alive,” coach
Jason Garrett said after Sun- 35-17 season-opening win over Elliott up to speed is coming I’m getting back in my rhythm ability as a runner, and so far
day’s 31-21 win at Washington. the Giants. along nicely after the two-time and knocking the rust off,” El- the 31-year-old play-caller has.
“You want to be able to feature Prescott completed his last rushing champion missed the liott said. “I feel good about ev- Prescott had the longest car-
certain guys in your offense, 18 passes to tie the longest entire preseason holding out for erything going forward.” ry for a quarterback in Dallas
but we also want to be able to streak of his career, finishing a new contract. history with a 42-yarder to set
say, ‘Hey, I’ll throw it to this 26 of 30 for 269 yards and three Elliott reached 100 yards What needs help up one of his three touchdown
guy. He’s open. Let’s give him touchdowns. He has completed (111) thanks to a 27-yard run The Dallas defense is a little passes. Prescott’s 69 yards
a chance.’” 82 percent of his passes for 674 the play before Prescott took a light on turnovers and sacks rushing were the second most
The best case in point yards with seven TDs and one knee to run out the clock. The so far. Getting takeaways has of his career.

Comics & Puzzles

Dear Abby
EAR ABBY: exactly how you surgery or medications. Please
My 40-year- feel about this talk about this with your doctor.
old daughter, arrangement. If that doesn’t help, a licensed
“Marta,” and I While whether or mental health professional can
are widows. I’m not the boyfriend help you get beyond this. Your
retired, and my is good enough doctor or health care provider
daughter has a for Marta is not can refer you to someone who
small home-based your decision to can help with these episodes
business. She make — face it, of depression.
and her three she’s 40 now — DEAR ABBY: My dear friend
children live with the talk may clear has a terrible habit of ALWAYS
me. Because the the air. If her sex talking about her husband,
cost of living is life is important “Bennet.” According to her, he
ZITS high in our city,
living together has
to her, she may
opt to look for
can do everything and knows
everything. In one evening she
allowed us to pool another place to mentioned his name 19 times.
our resources live, so don’t be (I counted.) For the record,
and co-parent my surprised if she Bennet is an average guy and
grandkids. Dear Abby does. nondescript in every way. Even
Marta has had DEAR ABBY: I her kids think he is royalty.
a boyfriend for had major surgery How can I kindly tell her
a year and a half. I have not eight months ago. When I came she is embarrassing herself,
warmed to him. He has four out from under the anesthesia, and her friends find it annoy-
kids by a previous girlfriend I was disappointed to find my ing? This has been going on
or wife. The youngest is 18 wife wasn’t there. It turned for years, and it keeps getting
months old. He works at a gro- out she had left the hospital worse. — NOT IMPRESSED IN
cery store, and I just don’t see to have lunch with my sister THE EAST
a viable future for my daughter instead of eating on-site. DEAR NOT IMPRESSED: For
with him. I have expressed my dis- the record, Bennet must be
My dilemma: She sneaks appointment to her twice, and doing something right or his
GARFIELD him in, and he spends the night I know she regrets not being family wouldn’t idolize him the
several nights a week. Marta there, but every few months way you say they do.
never asked my permission. I the memory of what felt like If you think there is
guess she assumed it is OK. abandonment rises up and anything you can “kindly” say
To me it is unseemly and un- depression sets in, often for to your dear friend about her
trustworthy on both their parts. several days. How do I let this Knight in Shining Armor being
It sends the wrong message to go? — POST-SURGERY BLUES nondescript in every way, you
my grandchildren. My mistake DEAR P.S.B.: Your wife did are dreaming. Tell your friend
was not having said anything to not abandon you; she had you appreciate how proud she
her the first time it happened. lunch with your sister. It was a is of her husband, but you’d
How should I proceed now? — mistake she regrets. You were like to hear about some other
BOTHERED IN CALIFORNIA feeling helpless and vulnera- subjects. If it falls on deaf
DEAR BOTHERED: Proceed ble, which is normal. ears, see her less often if you
by having an adult conversation I’m wondering if your reac- must, but don’t smash her
with your daughter and tell her tion could be connected to the idol.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. influences. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).
17). Throughout the year, TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Success will be a matter of
there will be times you’ll live The way that words, ideas and taking charge of your definition
it up and laugh it down, and art are conceived will have a of it and then honoring that. Be
those will work brilliantly. More direct correlation with how they reasonable, and start small.
times, you’ll work through the are received. What comes from Also, there’s really no point in
challenge with meticulous and the heart will go to the heart. getting mired in a history of all
determined persistence — GEMINI (May 21-June 21). the things that haven’t worked
you’ll have so much of that at Taking charge of your own focus so far. Clean the slate.
your disposal. And your vitality seems like a basic right, but VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.
increases with lifestyle changes your life and work can be so 22). You used to give yourself
you make in November. Cancer tied in to the lives and work of credit for learning new things,
and Gemini adore you. Your others that autonomous acts but these days, picking up new
BABY BLUES lucky numbers are: 18, 1, 3, 33 can be surprisingly hard to carry skills is a daily adaptation to the
and 50. out. At least you’re needed. escalating pace of technology.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). CANCER (June 22-July 22). Still, pat yourself on the back.
You can be mean to yourself You’re going to have a hard time You keep getting smarter!
sometimes. You wouldn’t carrying out the goals you be- LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23).
hang out with people who lieve you should be committed Humans are social creatures
talk to you the way you talk to, but it won’t be hard at all to for which the approval of others
to yourself when you’re being do the things you really want can be a matter of trivia or
mean. Interrupt the pattern. Try to do. So the trick is in wanting a matter of survival. Luckily,
distracting yourself with positive what’s good for you. you’re in for a few days of ease
with a relaxed attitude that
doesn’t change based on your
approval rating.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
21). The things that reward one
BEETLE BAILEY person may not mean much
to another. It will be especially
important to get this right on a
you-to-you basis, as it will be
hard to motivate yourself with-
out the proper reward.
21). Time and trust are the
themes of the day. Timeframes
have a lot to do with people’s
willingness to participate. Tell
people upfront the amount of
time they’ll be expected to put
in. Start brief, and build.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19). What appears from the
MALLARD FILLMORE outside to be a solidly built
relationship may be, from the
perspective of those living in
it, more like a set piece on a
stage. Respect that every rela-
tionship is different, and make
no assumptions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
18). The role of caregiver can
be a soul-enriching one to take
on, especially when the other
person really is your responsibil-
ity. But when the other person
is taking advantage of your
kindness, it’s another dynamic
PISCES (Feb. 19-March
20). New relationships will
start with a simple hello. No
special knowledge or attractive
qualities need come into play,
because what really matters in
building rapport is the exchange
of pleasant vibes.

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662−574−1561. stick shift, gold, 4 door,
MS Office and computer Ridge Rd. Newly installed
skills, awesome at filling flooring. Caledonia School 4 cyl, 60k miles, cold AC. 2011 HEARTLAND
out forms, honest, people Dist. Call 662−574−5425. $2,500. Pets
VAUGHN, whose last known ad- person, who is great at 662−549−5358. LAKESIDE BUMPER PULL
CH&A, 1 story, W/D, AKC GERMAN
dress is 309 21st Street organizing paperwork and historic district, 1 block TRAVEL TRAILER
North, Columbus, Mississippi SHEPHERD PUPPIES.

Real Estate
projects. Exceptional at from downtown. CREDIT UNION DEALS MODEL 29RKS.
39701. You have been made a follow through and details. LOCAL RECLAIMED Purchased new April Exc. ped. Blk, blk/silv &
Defendant in the suit filed in $575/mo. + $575 dep. blk/red. Vet checked, w/s.
this Court by Clifton Shone Hor-
Looking for a good work NO PETS. 662−574−8789. VEHICLES 2012, one owner, non−
environment with some- FINANCING AVAILABLE smoker. Large u−shaped Taking deposits.
ton and Toni Anne Marie Hor- Peaceful & Quiet area.
ton, in a Petition for Child Cus- what flexible hours. Ads starting at $25 MAKE OFFER AT wrap around kitchen 662−213−4609.
tody and Other Relief. Send us a resume: counter. Dining table

COLEMAN Houses For Sale: East 205−683−5663 with 4 chairs. Couch been
You are summoned to appear covered since purchase,
and defendant against the 2016 Toyota Camry makes into full bed, air MALTESE PUPPIES For
complaint or petition filed GENERAL LABORER RENTALS 495 EMERALD Dr. 2011 Hyundai Veracruz Sale with papers, first
needed. Valid driver's TOWNHOUSES & APARTMENTS Nice Brick Home in mattress and pump
against you in this action at 2015 Honda Accord shots & pad trained. $900.
9:00 A.M. on the 13th day of license, transportation & established neighborhood. included. 2 euro−
November, 2019, in the experience required. Call 1 BEDROOM Located on a large lot. The
2012 Toyota Camry
2014 Nissan Versa
recliners less than 3 Call 662−425−2741.
courtroom of the Oktibbeha years old. Walk thru bath
County Courthouse/Chancery
Jesse & Beverly's Lawn 2 BEDROOMS home boasts 4BR/2.5BA 2011 Buick Regal with neo−angle shower.
Service 662-356-6525. w/ 2 car garage. Freshly
Building at Starkville, Missis- 3 BEDROOMS 2015 Kawasaki
Too much
painted interior and tile Queen size bed in
sippi, and in case of your fail- KL650−E bedroom with a brand
ure to appear and defend a floors in the kitchen &

MACHINE OPERATORS LEASE, 2016 Chevy Colorado new mattress.
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judgment will be entered bathrooms. $125K OBO.

needed. Must be willing to 2013 Ford Fusion To view camper
against you for the money or
abide by all safety regula- DEPOSIT 770−658−7726. 2010 Toyota Tundra call or text
other things demanded in the
complaint or petition. tions, submit to & pass AND Lots & Acreage 2013 Ford F−150 662−364−2226.
background check & drug 2008 Hummer H3 Additional photos
You are not required to file an screen, able to lift heavy CREDIT CHECK 20 ACRE 2005 Chrysler 300 available at request.
answer or other pleading, but rolls of fabric up to 75 lbs, 2014 Chrysler 300 $10,000 negotiable.
you may do so if you desire. work 2nd shift & possess HOMESITE. Exceptional 2008 Ford Mustang
good reading & math com- location on Old West Point 2011 Mazda 6 Motorcycles & ATVs
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THE SEAL OF SAID COURT¸ this prehension. AA/EOE. Call 2411 HWY 45 N Road. Perfect house site,
2012 Kawasaki
the 28th day of August, 2019. 662-328-5670 for appt. approved lake site, 1993 KAWASAKI
COLUMBUS, MS utilities, great VN900−B VOYAGER XII
LISA YOUNGER NEESE, Chan- neighborhood and all within 2013 Dodge Charger Only 25,500 miles. Runs &
cery Clerk Lowndes County,
THE COMMERCIAL 15 minutes of downtown 2005 Honda Odyssey looks good. No problems.
Mississippi Dispatch is seeking a Commercial Property For Rent 2017 Chevy Impala $3500 OBO.
and mega site.
mechanically-minded Call Long & Long @ 2008 GMC Yukon 501−545−7750.
BY: /s/ Tina Fisher individual to work in its OFFICE FOR RENT OR 662−328−0770. 2008 Chevy HHR
D.C. pressroom. Applicants STORAGE SPACE W/ Broker/Owner. 2006 Dodge Ram 3500
must be comfortable work- CLIMATE CONTROL. 2015 Jeep Wrangler 1999 ROADSTAR 1600
PUBLISH: 9/3, 9/10, & ing around heavy ma- 30x15. Separate air 2010 Mercedes Benz Only 45k miles. Hard bags,
9/17/2019 356.7 ACRES ON HWY. 69
chinery, adhering to tight conditioner & bathroom. M−Class rider & passenger back
deadlines and must have $400/mo. Located in S. 5 mi. from Columbus. 2013 Chevy Equinox rests w/ luggage rack, has
Start your
30−year old mature pines, windshield. Ready to ride!
an eye for detail & quality. Caledonia. Call 662−574−
IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF green fields, good hunting. $3500 OBO.
LOWNDES COUNTY, MISSIS- Flexible hours are a must. 0082.
It’s a classified de-cluttering by
$3000/ac. Bud Phillips, 501−545−7750.
SIPPI Must pass drug test. Email 662−549−2302.
resume to
NEAR DOWNTOWN. LOWNDES CO: rule-of-thumb: 2004 KAWASAKI Drifter.
placing a garage
TATE OF JAMES EUGENE drop resumes off at 516 1500cc, Vance & Hines
SPARKS, DECEASED Main St, 3,000 sq. ft. truck
terminal, 9,500 sq. ft.
153 ACRES on Hwy 50 E at
end of Brewer Rd. 4 green
We tell readers loud muffler, 32,400mi.
sale ad today!
Columbus, MS 39701. Looks like an Indian M/C.
CAUSE NO: 2019-0115-F
No phone calls please. shop & 3,200 sq. ft.
office/shop. Buildings can
fields, exc hunting, sand,
gravel & clay deposits.
what they need $4500. 662−352−4776.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS be rented together or
separately. All w/ excellent
$1,250 per acre.
For more info call
to know to buy ELECTRIC SCOOTER with Ads starting at...
access & Hwy. 82 visibility. 205−799−9846 or what they need. car carrier. $800. 662−
1 day $10
662−327−9559. 205−695−2248. 327−0284.
Letters Testamentary have

Service Directory 3 day $18

been granted and issued to the
undersigned upon the Estate of
James Eugene Sparks, de-
ceased, by the Chancery Court
of Lowndes County, Missis-
sippi, on the 27th day of June,
A. D., 2019. This is to give no-
6 day $34
tice to all persons having You’ll find the best deals
claims against said estate to
when you advertise
Promote your small business starting at only $25 Price includes 4 lines of text;
Probate and Register same
with the Chancery Clerk of and shop here! Building & Remodeling Carpet & Flooring General Services Lawn Care / Landscaping
$1/line after base cost.
Lowndes County, Mississippi,
within ninety (90) days from the
Five Questions:
tice to Creditors. A failure to so CO. Building, roofing, OPEN FOR SEASON! LAWN SERVICE.
Probate and Register said remodeling, & home repair. 9−5: Tues−Fri & Mowing, cleanup,
claim will forever bar the same. Licensed & Bonded. 9−12: Sat. landscaping, sodding,
1. Leonardo da
662−242−3471 Over 50 years experience! & tree cutting.
This the 11th day of Septem- 662−574−8470. Repairs, cleaning, 662−356−6525
ber, 2019. refinishing, scopes
Carpet & Flooring mounted & zeroed, Plumbing
Ads starting at $25 handmade knives.

2. Black-eyed
PET DAMAGE TO CARPET? Located: Hwy 45 Alt, North
McEwen Law Firm Apts For Rent: North If you have pet damage I DAVID’S CARPET & of West Point, turn right on ACME, INC.
Steven R. McEwen can help! Small carpet or UPHOLSTERY Yokahama Blvd, 8mi & turn Stan McCown
P. O. Box 709 FOX RUN APARTMENTS tile installation jobs. I CLEANING left on Darracott Rd, see Licensed Plumber
Columbus, MS 39703 1 & 2 BR near hospital. repair & stretch wrinkles 1 Room − $40 sign, 2.5mi ahead, shop on "We fix leaks."
$595−$645 monthly. out of carpet. 2 Rooms − $70 left. 662−494−6218. 662−386−2915
3. Goat
PUBLISH: 9/17, 9/24, & Call Walt: (662)574−8134. 3+ Rooms − $30 EA
10/1/2019 Military discount, pet area,
pet friendly, and furnished Rugs−Must Be Seen WORK WANTED: Licensed
corporate apts. Car Upholstery & Bonded−carpentry, Sitting With The Sick / Elderly
Cleaning Available
4. Lasagna
All notices must be 24−HOUR PROFESSIONAL painting, & demolition.
GYM. ON SITE SECURITY. 662−722−1758 Landscaping, gutters RETIRED NURSE seeking
emailed to ON SITE MAINTENANCE. cleaned, bush hogging, sitter position in Columbus.
ON SITE MANAGEMENT. clean−up work, pressure Available now, day evening,
classifieds@ 24−HOUR CAMERA Got leaky pipes? Find a washing, moving help & & some weekends. Depen− 5. Long John
Grow your business.
SURVEILLANCE. Benji & plumber in the classifieds. furniture repair. dable & trustworthy. Ref’s
Ashleigh, 662−386−4446. 662−242−3608. avail. 662−549−7748. Silver