Archive | November, 2011

Mixed Martial Arts: An Enlightenment

November 30, 2011

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Mixed Martial Arts – An Enlightenment By Dick Mahoney While I may be considered an “expert” on the subject of baseball, I have been woefully uninformed concerning the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Thanks to a recent opportunity to interview Dustin Pumphrey, an owner/partner in an enterprise named “Relentless Grappling and MMA”, my ignorance has […]

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Christmas Toy Drive, sponsored by Columbus Police Department

November 30, 2011

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Football 101 For The Ladies: Rules

November 30, 2011

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This is the third installment in my series, “Football 101 For The Ladies.”  I’ve taken a bit of flack, but my aim is to educate the women who don’t really know the game of football and would like to know more. Offensive Rules Intentional Grounding: The quarterback commits this penalty. This is when the quarterback […]

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Jealousy – Leontes and Othello

November 29, 2011

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Jealousy, despite its reputation as the green-eyed monster, destroyer of lives and marriages, has been an important survival feature for men, women, kings, and commoners.  Men have been jealous because they want to be sure – or as sure as they can be – about the paternity of their children.  Women have been jealous because once they […]

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From My Table To Yours – November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

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From My Table To Yours By Fran Andresen Thanksgiving is a time of reflection and finding joy and contentment with each blessing we have — friends, family, and home. I am praying that each of you had a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy each of your blessings each day. Happy Thanksgiving!!! One of my family’s favorite […]

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Consumer Corner – November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER by Mo & No-Mo Wow, what a happy and blessed Thanksgiving this has been. During this time of uncertainty and unrest in our country we have been given an opportunity to find the joy and comfort in friends and family this holiday season. We hope you are as blessed throughout this holiday season […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011

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As 2011 comes to a conclusion, it appears that the world, and not just America, is showing a need to grow and to expect better from our governments. Egypt and indeed, the entire Middle East have been shaken to the core. Will the new leaders be better than those they replaced? It is hard to […]

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NBA Lockout Resolution: Long Overdue

November 28, 2011

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The NBA Players and Owners had been entangled in a bitter labor negotiation that threatened the 2011-2012 season. The two opposing sides were in it for the long haul, feeling strongly about their individual grievances. The owners were tired of losing money, and the players didn’t want to give back the 57 percent of BRI […]

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Mississippi State Seniors Go Out With A Bang: Egg Bowl Game Review

November 27, 2011

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Instant Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs came into the 108th annual Battle for the Golden Egg game with in-state rival Ole Miss Rebels, looking to become bowl eligible and also win three Egg Bowls in a row.   The Bulldogs did just that, getting their sixth win of the regular season, by defeating the Rebels […]

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Ole Miss (2-9) at Mississippi State (5-6): Egg Bowl Preview

November 25, 2011

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Location: Starkville, MS Time: 6:00 p.m. TV: ESPNU Radio: WFCA 107.9 FM, French Camp Radio Listen Online: tunein.com/radio/WFCA-1079-s28690/ Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs haven’t had the year that they hoped, but they have a chance to end the regular season on a high note and be eligible for a bowl game. The Bulldogs face off […]

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At Week’s End – November 25, 2011

November 25, 2011

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It has been a crazy Thanksgiving week.  Columbus / Lowndes County has shown both its bad and good.  From the debacle known as the CCVB Board Meeting to the Concerned Citizen – Columbus Police and Fire Department 17th Annual Food Drive and Delivery, the contrast between what is right with our community and what needs […]

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Stansbury has Finally Found the Right Mix

November 24, 2011

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Mississippi State Men’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Stansbury has taken a slew of criticism the past few years from many, including myself, as his teams over that time period have been plagued by poor team chemistry, a myriad of transfers, and numerous teams that had failed to live up to expectations. The 2011-2012 Mississippi State […]

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Innovation and Open Borders

November 23, 2011

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I went to a very interesting book forum today at the Cato Institute here in Washington: Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) Featuring the author Robert Guest, Business Editor, The Economist; with comments by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by […]

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Football 101 For The Ladies: Terms

November 23, 2011

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Last Tuesday, I discussed the positions on a football team. This week I will discuss some of the sayings that the ladies might hear their significant other say during the course of their man watching the game. OFFENSIVE TERMS Scramble: This refers to what quarterbacks do when the play is a designed pass play. Your […]

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CCVB – No Thanksgiving at Monday’s Meeting

November 22, 2011

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Monday’s Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting showed no thanksgiving, while Robert’s Rules of Order was bludgeoned on several occasions. With no rhyme or reason, the meeting bounced between chaos and insanity, as Learnard Dickerson attempted to explain why the organization he represented — Dream 365 — needed funding for their five-day extravaganza. The actual […]

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From My Table To Yours: 11-22-11

November 22, 2011

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FROM MY TABLE TO YOURS By Fran Andresen As promised last week, we will be talking about the spaghetti sauce recipe that I created after much experimenting. As we all know, spaghetti sauces that come in jars and cans have a high sugar content; therefore, I set out to come up with a recipe that […]

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Measure for Measure – the Rule of Law

November 21, 2011

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Shakespeare never ceases to amaze.  Every play is different, and although I am now a bit weary of disguises and cross-dressing, Measure for Measure is an intriguing, challenging, and enjoyable play.  As in many of the Comedies, the ending is a bit too nicely tied up (everyone is forgiven, relationships are concluded, and the dukedom […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk For November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving week to everyone. As we approach the holiday season, it is important to take the time to truly be thankful. In a world where we all look at the negative elements in life and get caught up in what is fair or unfair, it is equally important for everyone to take the time […]

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Consumer Corner – November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

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CONSUMER CORNER By Mo & No-Mo OBSERVATION: Have you noticed that, as it gets closer to Thanksgiving, the sale papers are increasing in volume daily…arriving by mail, papers and E-mail notices? The retailers seem to be trying to outdo each other. Makes you wonder if “Black Friday” is going to be the best one in […]

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Tony Burks: A True Testament

November 20, 2011

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One of the biggest current topics amongst Mississippi State Bulldog fans is the need of a big receiver that can stretch the field. The Bulldogs had that guy in Tony Burks, who starred from 2006 to 2007 — after starring at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Burks came to Mississippi State and almost instantly became […]

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Mississippi State – Arkansas: Game Review

November 20, 2011

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Instant Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs were looking to get bowl eligible coming into their matchup against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Bulldogs made it interesting until the end of second quarter. The No. 6 Razorbacks pulled to a 24-10 lead and never let up, routing the Bulldogs 44-17. The Bulldog offense could never get anything […]

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Mississippi State (5-5) at Arkansas (9-1) [Little Rock]: Gameday Preview

November 19, 2011

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Mississippi State @ #6 Arkansas Location: Little Rock, Arkansas Time: 2:30 pm Central TV: CBS, ESPN3 Radio: WFCA, 107.9 FM Listen Online: tunein.com/radio/WFCA-1079-s28690/   Initial Analysis: The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into the matchup with the #6 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks, looking for their first key victory of the season. It won’t be easy, as the […]

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Arkansas: In-Depth Breakdown

November 18, 2011

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Instant Analysis: I broke down Alabama last week, and I based it off of one game of study (#1 LSU). I decided to expand this week and studied three games for Arkansas. I studied around half of their matchups against Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It ended up amounting to 104 offensive plays and 101 […]

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An Open Letter from Avante House

November 18, 2011

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Hey everybody :):) !! We have 10 ladies at The Avante. Most of them have children. All of our ladies are working but, of course, all their jobs are part-time. If they are not working, they are in school. They are paying off old fines, getting their drivers’ licenses back and are saving for their own […]

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At Week’s End: November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

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Tuesday’s City Council Meeting rammed home how the citizens of Columbus have more than a few problems to deal with regarding their city government. Even the simplest of tasks seem difficult or at least more frustrating for both city employees and citizens. What should be easy is now complicated, because of the lack of direction […]

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Penn State Scandal: Should the Culture of College Football Take Some Blame?

November 17, 2011

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The college football world has been rocked to its very core amidst the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. The scandal has already resulted in Penn State’s President Graham Spanier resigning, and legendary head football coach Joe Paterno unceremoniously being fired after 46 years as the Nittany Lions coach. The scandal has been the lead story […]

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Antony and Cleopatra – NOT a Love Story

November 17, 2011

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Most people think of Antony and Cleopatra the way they do Romeo and Juliet – lovers for all time; lovers of the ages; passion, romance, desire. In short, all things that most of us only dream of. The fact is, Antony was an old guy totally besotted by the younger, voluptuous, dramatic, sex goddess of […]

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Dezmond Sherrod: A Shining Example

November 16, 2011

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Mississippi State football fans are all too familiar with Dezmond Sherrod. He signed with MSU after originally committing to Alabama. He had a stellar prep career, where he totaled 35 catches and 569 yards his final two years at Caledonia High School. He might have had stronger numbers if not for a nagging ankle injury […]

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City Council And Supervisors Meetings: Notes from November 15, 2011

November 16, 2011

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Tuesday’s City Council Meeting was a mixture of regular business, a citizen rant and a subdued announcement in regard to the Chief’s hiring process. Carl Lee took center stage early in the meeting, during the Citizen Input Agenda, and explained to the Council that the City Attorney and police chief’s job should be given to […]

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Football 101 For the Ladies: Positions

November 15, 2011

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POSITIONS I’ve always heard my guy friends talk about how the wife or girlfriend has to leave the room when the games come on. So, I thought it might be fun to give the ladies some terms that would help them understand what their boyfriend or husband is talking about while they are watching the […]

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