WCBI News at Ten 12/05/18

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WCBI News at Ten 12/05/18

Today the 41st president of the united states, president h-w bush was laid to rest.

Thanks for joining us at ten.

Never before has one president eulogized another, who was his father.

In 1826, president john quincy adams did not learn that his father, john adams, the second president, had died until after he'd been buried.

Major garrett has more on today's historic moment.

No cg's so through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man.

The best father a son or daughter could have for a moment&throug h a choked back sob&the son sounded like any man bidding his father farewell... but not just any man& could say this: he showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country.

The bond between the george hw bush and his oldest son was cemented in private moments...fishing ...golfing...and being with family.

It was strengthened publically through military service..on the campaign trail...and in the oval office.

Being a child of a president is unpleasant.

I mean, you watch somebody you love get lampooned, or made fun of, or harshly criticized.

It hurts.

His losing bid for re-election planted a seed for his sons.

"his defeat empowered both jeb and me to run for office" "it's not a scheme, it's not a dynasty, it's not a legacy, but would barbara and i be proud?

Would we have great joy in our hearts?"

But according to his children, they didn't need lofty titles to have their father's love.

He encouraged and comforted but never steered.

We tested his patience, i know i did.

But he always responded with the great gift of unconditional love.

Especially in moments of need.

Three days after the september 11th attacks, a shaken commander in chief mourned the dead and returned to his cathedral pew&to find the comforting hand of a father who knew the burdens of the office.

Today he made the same walk.

It was his hand reaching out.

If you'd like you too here at home can pay your respects to the former president.

A book is set up lownder funeral home for guests to come in and sign.

The book will be there until friday.

After that, it will be sent to the presidential library.

First look stinger first look wednesday night: mainly clear and cold with lows in the mid 20s.

Winds should be light.

Thursday: we'll begin with a fair amount of sun but clouds are going to filter in during the day.

Highs top out in the upper 40s to around 50 with southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Friday: overcast and cool with highs in the mid 40s.

Northeasterly winds pick up between 5 and 10 mph.

Showers will become more likely as the lots of questions and little answers after learning a north mississippi sheriff has resigned from his duties.

Webster county sheriff tim mitchell submitted his resignation last month..

Our quentin smith has been following this story all day.

He joins us live in the studio.

Quentin you spoke with sheriff mitchell today, what did he say?

Mitchell cites declining health issues as he reason for stepping down.

However, i do want to point out...mitchell says there's still a possibility he may rescind his resignation.

According to mitchell, he's waiting to hear back from his doctors regarding his health... he says he should back from them within the next week or so.

Depending on what they tell him, mitchell could either step down from his position......or repeal this letter and continue still serving as the sheriff in webster county.

The sheriff says submitting notice was more so for precautionary reasons and to give county leaders a heads up that there's a possibility he could have to step down due to his health.... mithcell has been the sheriff in webster county for the past seven years the board of supervisors did accept mitchell's letter of resignation....and as things currently stand....the resignation is set to take effect on january second 2019.

The public service commissioner for the northern district wants to help more mississippi companies have an opportunity to bid on jobs with the state's largest utility companies.

Public service commissioner brandon presley says in 2016, the state's five largest power and natural gas companies spent more than 800 million dollars in operations and maintenance costs.

70-percent of those jobs went to out of state companies.

Presley has started a program called "hire mississippi."

He says the goal is to increase mississippi businesses' access to utility contracts, and create a more transparent and open bid process.

"i want to make sure that we tear down the glass wall that is kind of around these contracts and make sure more mississippi businesses are going to work, if we don't take care of the businesses in the state of mississippi, you can bet no other state is going to take care of our businesses and our people."

Presley is hosting a "hire mississippi" sign up summit.

Contractors and businesses are invited to the free event to sign up for the initiative.

It is set for december 13th, at the bancorpsouth conference center in tupelo.

It is scheduled from 11 30 until 3 30.

New at ten we're following up on that lab- grown meat story we first reported yesterday.

Tonight--- new information about how one state leader is making it his mission to push for proper labeling.

Courtney ann jackson explains.

Commissioner of agriculture and commerce andy gipson is a champion for genuine mississippi products.

So, he's found himself in a position to fight back on behalf of mississippians when it comes to lab-grown meat.

"my initiative as i've taken a leadership role on this is to make sure that people know that they're buying real meat as opposed to some fake lab- grown garbage."

In case you haven't heard---lab- grown meat is grown from animal cells.

Several companies are working on prototypes now.

But gipson says---that's not the real deal.

"you are what you eat.

That's why i won't eat this stuff.

If i were writing the laws, i would put a sticker on it and say this product was manufactured from a laboratory and not from a live farm raised animal."

That same sentiment is echoed by the mississippi cattlemen's association that's working to protect a big part of mississippi's ag industry interests.

"we're concerned about how those products are labeled.

We're not opposed to the technology.

It's a free country, you can produce and buy what you want.

But they're imitating our products and we want them to imitate our labels and our nomenclature."

But it turns out it's not just the lab-grown stuff that's caught their attention and concern.

"the impossible burger which is fake meat will be in all 50 states grocery stores.

They call it a bleeding burger."

It's a plant based burger designed to mimic an actual burger's flavor and texture.

A map shows it's already available in six mississippi restaurants.

"people have a choice and we don't want them to be mislead or maybe even tricked into buying something that is "meat" that has no meat in it."

This next educator of the week, was nominated by someone right under her nose!

Miss hannah pollard is the teacher we are highlighting this week!

She teaches the 3rd and 4th grade, at west clay elementary school.

Pollard was nominated by her own tutor who helps out the busy teacher.

He says pollard is known for going above and beyond, which is what inspired him to be a teacher one day.

Zanarrious graham/tutor--"she inspires me to be a great teacher because she spends countless weekends..countless hours...after the school day to grade papers and plan for the next day" butted sot hannah pollard/3rd and 4th ela teacher--"at first i was mad and then shocked but i'm glad he thinks that much of me...to nominate me" to nominate an outstanding teacher...visit wcbi dot com.

Stinger roll wednesday night: mainly clear and cold with lows in the mid 20s.

Winds should be light.

Thursday: we'll begin with a fair amount of sun but clouds are going to filter in during the day.

Highs top out in the upper 40s to around 50 with southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Friday: overcast and cool with highs in the mid 40s.

Northeasterly winds pick up between 5 and 10 mph.

Showers will become more likely as the day goes on, especially from late afternoon through the evening.

The chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday: cloudy, breezy, and wet.

The chance of rain is 100% and several inches of rain are possible during the day.

Temperatures are expected to hover in the 40s all day long.

It's going to be a great day to get chores done indoors!

Sunday: lingering showers are possible with the rain chance at 40%.

Highs may only top out only in the low 40s under cloudy skies.

Monday: lots of clouds are expected for a good chunk of the day.

Highs top out in the 40s again.

Tuesday-wednesday: high pressure returns to the region and that means brighter skies and warmer 50s.

Follow @wcbiweather on facebook, twitter, instagram, and snapchat as we prepared to do all kinds of cooking for wednesday night: mainly clear and cold with lows in the mid 20s.

Winds should be light.

Thursday: we'll begin with a fair amount of sun but clouds are going to filter in during the day.

Highs top out in the upper 40s to around 50 with southerly winds between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday night: mostly cloudy with lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Friday: overcast and cool with highs in the mid 40s.

Northeasterly winds pick up between 5 and 10 mph.

Showers will become more likely as the day goes on, especially from late afternoon through the evening.

The chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday: cloudy, breezy, and wet.

The chance of rain is 100% and several inches of rain as we prepared to do all kinds of cooking for the christmas holiday, we're reminding everyone to use safe practices to keep from spreading germs and making sure everyone stays healthy..

We learn more in our health talk with baptist.

Hi.

I'm libby walker, the morrison director of food and nutrition services at baptist memorial hospital golden triangle.

Tonight i want to talk to you about how to handle food safely while on the road.

Whether it's a quick trip to the park for a family picnic, tailgating at your favorite game or taking a favorite recipe to a family reunion, the 'road' to food safety can either be bumpy or smooth - depending on what precautions we take in handling meals as we travel.

There are some simple, common sense food safety rules that can save a special occasion from a disaster.

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Plan ahead - if you are traveling with perishable food, place it in a cooler with ice or freezer packs.

Place drinks in a separate cooler so the food cooler is not opened frequently.

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Pack safely - pack perishable foods directly from the refrigerator or freezer into the cooler.

Meat and poultry may be packed while still frozen so it stays colder longer.

Be sure to keep raw meat and poultry wrapped separately from cooked foods or foods meant to be eaten raw such as fruits.

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When camping, keep the cooler in a shady spot and covered with a light colored blanket or tarp to reflect heat.

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Keep drinks in a separate cooler from foods.

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Hot take-out foods should be consumed within two hours of purchase.

Join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss tips for packing safe school lunches and snacks.

Alternate ending 1: join us next time for health talk with baptist when we will discuss health care costs increase each year and it's a growing issue for employers.

Today, several companies met to see what they can do to lower costs and improve employee health.

The mississippi business group on health is traveling the state in hopes of helping employers understand and improve employee health.

The group talked to companies about how they can lower health care costs.

Some concerns facing businesses is obesity and diabetes and the need to provide multiple options to help workers.

They also encourage companies to explain everything they offer to employees.

"employers need to know what employees need to know.

What resources are available, what we can access, how to get access to it, what it is important for us, and what is important for our families basically i always like to say start of the basic we need to know abc where we need to go how we need to get there and what we do when we get there and productivity at the work usually increases.

Stinger top twenty battle tomorrow night inside the hump.... hear from coach schaefer next in sports... the first true home test for hail state hoops the bulldogs welcome 18th- ranked marquette to starkville thursday.... the golden eagles very similar to mississippi state a year ago....big east winners in 2017, returning all five starters this year, averaging almost 90 points per game, along with 10 triples per contest head coach vic schaefer says the golden eagles could very well cause problems for the bulldogs... "i think their chemistry is outstanding.

Again, i think this is probably a team that wins the big east again, and certainly be in the top two.

They're well coached, just extreme, play really hard.

I'm not only worried about how good they are, i'm worried about my team and their, are we complacent.

Are we satisfied, are we walking around patting ourselves on the back, are we letting our guard down.

I think, i just mentioned two things as a combination boy, that's a bad recipe.

Can make for a long night.

These kids can tell you,i don't like playing bad, i sure don't like playing bad at home."

Bulldogs take on marquette inside the hump tomorrow at 7 pm for the fourth time in five years, the sec offensive player of the year comes from tuscaloosa.... sophomore quarterback tua tagovailoa takes home the honor as the conference's top offensive player tua broke the alabama record...tossing 37 touchdowns to this point....while throwing for 3,300 yards the sophomore gunslinger has also been named a heisman trophy finalist more awards kentucky head coach mark stoops named coach of the year, leading the wildcats to its first new years bowl since 1998 wildcats josh allen, defensive player of the year with league leading 14 sacks pair of bama winners.....jaylen waddle named freshman of the year...and jonah williams named blocker of the year alabama's hale hentges as named scholar athlete of the year amory-native will hall is heading back to louisiana tulane has hired hall as its newest offensive coordinator hall spent the 2018 season as associate head coach and tight ends coach at memphis, where the tigers ranked top ten in total offense.

Hall could be making his way soon....tulane is lined up to play mississippi state in 2020, and ole miss in 2021 as part of their nonconference slate.

Icc sophomore pitcher houston harding signs to play baseball with the diamond dawgs the new member of mississippi state baseball recorded a 9-3 record with a 4.42 era.....striking out an icc team high 95 batters saltillo centerback alexis hall will continue her soccer career in fulton....signing with icc today.... hall is a captain of the lady tigers, and a three year starter sad news this morning out of starkville... long time yellowjackets head baseball coach and teacher danny carlisle passed away in his home this morning... the man who starkville's baseball field is named after helped build the program into a state powerhouse... carlisle coached the game he loved for twenty eight years, and led the jackets to 3 state championships carlisle had battled cancer for the past decade.

He was 65 years old.

A well known novel is coming to life at the lyric theatre in tupelo.

For months now, a cast and crew have been making costumes and the elaborate winter themed set for the c-s lewis classic, "the lion, witch and wardrobe."

The story focuses on four siblings who enter the world of "narnia" through an antique wardrobe, and discover a land of talking animals, and mythical creatures.

Cast members say the production is perfect for the christmas season.

"this is a awesome classic of cs lewis, this will get everyone into the christmas spirit, since this play is taken in narnia and it is snowing at the time, it just gets you into the mood of christmas."

The production runs thursday through saturday.

For more information, go to our website at wcbi dot com.

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