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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, March 15, 2012 opens with " Central Eastside win over by Allen Gregory Field. The Eastside Spartans base- Nick Sturgill went the ball team opened its season on distance for the Spartans to get Monday night with a 5-3 win the win. The Spartans got single over Central at Mack Shuperuns in the first, sixth and Devils face tough road by Allen Gregory Jonathon Salyer and his coaching staff face a tall order to get in the mix of teams ~t the top of the Cumberland Dist~'ict with Twin Springs and Eastside. However, their task got just a might easier on Monday, March 12 when Ben and Alex Couch up J.J. Kelly team last year. An arm problem prevented Alex from pitching for Kelly last year but he did play the infield and outfield for the state runner up Other players that are working hard for playing time are outfielders Matt Hicks, Blake Sloce, Gavin Collins, seventh innings and two in the third. Darren Greear had two hits to lead the Spartan attack. Greear ar/d Justin Trent each had two runs batted in. Craig Jacobs and Alex Slemp are working hard to become the starting catcher. The pitching rotation will come from Alex Couch, Dakota Grizzel, who had some excellent outings last year, and David Grizzel who played pitcher and outfielder at St. Paul last year. transferred into their school. Ben Alex Summers, David Grizzel Walker Long also got some Castlewood High School Drama Team is a freshman infielder.~vhile and GarretPatton. -experience last year on the senior brother, Alex, isapitcher Chance Hileman, Dakota mound fortheBlueDeviis, t dy D "1 eady for p "" and shortstopwithanexcellent Grizzel, Steven Hileman, Chad Jacob ~i~or ~as Uoon a e vl s r bat. ~-: Culbertson, Walker Long and penciled in as the designated CON etltlon Alex was a member.of the Ben Couch are all working for hitter for the Castlewood Blue by Allen Gregory batting average from last year. Emily Higgins, Erica Hubbard, Division II baseball state, runner the infield slots Devils. Headed by all-state senior Joining Banner on the team Kaeie Jessee and Ashley Fugate. Taylor Banner, ace pitcher, the 13 other members of the Lady Blue Devil softball team are getting ready for the upcoming Food City 500 celebrates 20th anniversary -Food City Store Managers to Serve as Event Grand Marshals- As the March race ~eekend twenty-five years, the thing I'm season opener. Banner, besides most proud of is the impact that her pitching ability, also sees our sponsorship and involve- time in the outfield. Moreover, ment has had on our customers she brings with her for her final (the fans) and our associates. It's Blue Devil season a 600+ really made the sport so much more accessible to them and given them an opportunity to interact more with the sport and the track. The team at Bristol Motor Speedway is such an out- standing group of folks. They've really dedicated themselves to improving their facilities and the are sophomore Kelsey Fields, a pitcher and first baseman. Kelsey logged a lot of good playing last year as a freshman. Other sophomores on the team are Haley Crabtree, Tracey Creech, Olivia Cook and Lexie Kennedy. Freshmen vying for positions and playing time are The team juniors are Chelsea McCall, Katie Bradley, Erica Dickenson and Andrea Mullins. The Lady Devils will have to battle Rye Cove and Eastside for the top district spot. Coach Barry Ruff and his staff will have his young team ready for the challenge. 2011-12 All Region D Boys Basketball Division 1 Coach of the Year Dustin Waynick, Hurley; Austen Honaker; Devon Clayton, - Mark Cooper, Hurley; Arnold, Gate City; Tyler Vernon, Virginia High; Gabe Kersey, Division 2 Coach of the Year - Union. Members of the 2"d team ThOmas Walker; Reid Edmonds, Wayne Rasnick, Virginia High; include Ben Rife, Grundy; Castlewood; Andriji Stajovic, Player of the Year - Jared Finch, Austin Cooper, Hurley; Justin Twin Springs; Brigham Jessee, Twin Springs. Brown, Lebanon; Nick Howard, Castlewood; Daniel Denton, J.I. nears, this year .is cause, for added celebration for the folks at Food City. 2012 marks- .tbe. 20th Anniversary of the retail super- market's sponsorship of the Food City 500 (March), and. the Food City 250 (August): The company also celebrates.the 25 Anniversary of their-popular Food City Race Night fan based events, among the largest on. the circuit. Food City Race Night has contributed a combined total of over $500,000 to numerous local non-profit organizations. Food City is Bristol Motor Speedway's longest .running sponsor and the second longest in all of NASCAR. "A. large number of our customers are exceeding the expectations of our customers," said Smith, "We've worked hard to leverage our relationship with NASCAR and our vendor parmers to create added excitement for our cus- tomers from the store, to the campground, to Food City Race Night, to the track for an unfor- gettable total Bristol experience. Teamwork has been the key to our success and we're excited to celebrate this special day as a team, representing the hard work NASCAR fans. They're'loyal to overall fan experience to ensure Members of the 1st team Virginia High; Luke Ervin, Gate Burton; Ervin Beaty, J.I. Burton; that they exceed expectations on include Jared Finch, Twin City. Honorable Mention Robbie Mullins, Clintwood; every level. It's truly been an Springs; Tyler Cooper, Hurley; includes Jeremiah Dye, Colby Addington, Union. honor and a privilege to work with the Food City race program for the last twenty-five years," 2011-12 Region D Girls Basketball adds Smith. The 20th Anniversary Food Region D Player of the Year: man; Chelsea DeLapp, Virginia freshman. City 500 will get underway on Lindsey Lawson, Eastside and High, senior; MaKennzie Clues- Honorable Mention includes Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. Haley Wyrick, Wise Central;man, Lee, senior; Iris Hill, J.I. Amber Moore, Rye Cove, Qualifying will take place on Region D Division 1 Coach Burton, senior, senior; Ali Ring, Castlewood, Friday, March 16 at 3:40 p.m, of theY ear: Melissa Short Members of the 2"d team senior; Lara Gipe, Wise Central, and efforts of our 13,000 out- standing Food City associates." Food City's Vice President of Store Development, Don Smith will serve as Honorary Starter for the Anniversary event. A resident of Kingsport, Tennes- see, Smith boasts 44 years of Food City, to Bristol, to the service with the company and sport, to their drivers andto their has been extremely instrumental products," says Steven C. Smith, in developing and directing Food City president and' Chief Food City's race program. Smith support and dedication; which makes this all possible arid our executive officer. "We Would was chosen to wave the green followed by Food City RaceRegion D Division 2 Coach include Morgan Gose, Gate City, junior; Jordan Gose, Gate City, like to thank our'customergand flag by his fellow Food City Night at Bristol Motor Speed- of theY ear: Kelly Houseright. sophomore; Hannah Stiltner, sophomore; Brittany Roark, associates for their tremendous associates in recognition for his way from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. Members of the lst team Grundy, senior; Haley Gilbert, Haysi, senior; Rachel Horn, extraordinary leadership and The Nationwide Series drivers include Lindsey Lawson, East- Castlewood, senior; Jazmine Twin Valley, senior; Morgan continued commitment to their race initiatives. "Having worked in racing for 25 years, the thing I've enjoyed the most and that's been most take the track on Saturday, side, senior; Hayley Wyrick, Hill, J.I. Burton, junior; Katie Hall, Grund2;,sophomore. March 17 at 2:00 p.m. for the Wise Central, junior; LoganSimmons, Lebanon, junior; running of the Food EcoBoost Reynolds, Wise Central, fresh- Katelyn Jackson, Twin Valley, New minor in Security and Intelligence Studies Bristol Motor Speedway family for twenty unforgettable 3)~ars!" In honor of this' historic occasion, Food City has' vited the Store Managers from leach of rewarding to me personally has their 104 supermarkets tol serve been the opportunity to work events and may be purchased by g C as Grand Marshals for the March with so many tremendous indiv- calling the BMS ticket office toll now offered at Kin ollege th 18 event. President & CEO, iduals that I would otherwise free at 1-866-415-4158, 423- The past decade has brou t themselves a art" aspiration," said Fitsanakis. Steve Smith will lead the[aack in never have been privileged to BRISTOL (274-7865) or 423- gh p . forth remarkable changes toWhen it comes to intell- "Students have options to work pronouncing the four" most meet - from the drivers, to the 989-6900 or by visiting Americans' understanding ofna- igence studies; it is essential to towards service in the diplo- famous words in motorsp0rts, team owners to the sponsors and www.bristoltix.com.For tional and global security. Many understand both the cultures and matic corps and represent their "gentlemen start your engines", track owners," says Don Smith. details, visit employers look for collegebelief systems of adversary or- country abroad. They can com- "Like Bristol Motor Speed- "Looking back at what we've www.foodcity.com or graduates who can demonstrate ganizations or groups. "You'd be bine a degree in foreign lang- way, Food City is committed~:, to accomplished over the lastwww.birstolmotorspeedway.com an appreciation of contemporary surprised how many Americans, uage with an SIS minor and they issues including security threats although we have been in a war are well on their way. For math Clinch Ri'ver Little League Preventing fraud and challenges. In an effort to that's been going on for amajors, the biggest employer of both broaden students' know- decade, do not know the basics mathematicians in the world is -'" ~-~ The Farm Service Agency ledge and awareness, and pro-about that very war," saidthe National Security Agency i, lo supports the Risk Management vide them with skills that will Fitsanakis. The i e "s hat we (NSA). " SSU 1 t Agency in the prevention of increase their marketability to must understand history as well The NSA works to encrypt fraud, waste and abuse of the potential employers, King Col- as belief systems which are very government communications so Federal Crop Insurance Program. lege is now offering a new minor different than those traditionally that agents from other countries FSA has been, and will continue program in Security and In- held by Americans. You cannot cannot read them. Whether it is to, assist RMA and insurance telligence Studies (SIS). attempt to fix a problem without communication between the providers by monitoring crop "We were looking at ways in understanding it." President of the United States conditions throughout the grow- which to modernize and accent- Students who take the SIS and the Vice President, or with ing season. FSA will continue to uate traditional majors in the job minor would have the opport- military and soldiers in the field, refer all suspected cases of fraud, market," said Dr. Joseph Fitsan- unity to learn about espionage the NSA has mathematicians waste and abuse directly to akis, instructor and coordinator and intelligence, international working to encrypt com- RMA. for the Security and Intelligence terrorism, history and politics of munications. Employers like the Producers can report suspect- Studies program at King Col- the Cold War, covert action, and NSA not only want mathe- ed cases to the FSA office, RMA, lege. "This minor complements advanced topics in geopolitics, maticians to understand numbers or the Office of the Inspector so many different majors so Career paths where a minor in but also show an awareness of General. well. In preparing students, we Security and Intelligence Studies world events." March 25, 3 pm Oxbow Center in St. Paul Your attendance is needed/ Topic is to be Changes!!o Constitution See one Of our sales staff about the often ask 'what sets you apart'." Since the attacks on the United States on September 1 lth, Americans have come to the realization that terrorism is no longer something that happens in other parts of the world. The volatility and unpredictable na- ture of terrorism breached the shores of the U.S. in 2001, and continues to impact us still today. As a result, the U.S. sec- urities sector has significantly increased and degree programs in security and intelligence stu- dies have been developed. There are approximately only 25 schools in the nation offering this type of program. "The securities sector of the U.S. economy is vast," said Fit- sanakis. "Within the U.S. gov- ernment, there are 18 different agencies that comprise the securities sector. They are all hiring frequently in areas that include everything from nurses to educators, operatives, ad- ministrators, and scientists. You also have the private sector that regularly works in partnership with the government. What we are talking about is a constant connection between all of those disciplines and the job market. The SIS minor will provide a bridge for students seeking to set is beneficial include careers in government, military, diplo- macy, or intelligence. Areas of study in which a SIS minor is complementary are political sci- ence, history and business - particularly accounting, finance, economics, management, and administration. Other majors enhanced by the SIS minor are neuroscience, forensic science, physics, mathematics, psycho- logy and foreign language. "There are three degrees most wanted by the FBI currently - computer science, accounting, and politics & history," said Fitsanakis. "The reason why accounting is important in fighting terrorism is to trace the money flow. If the person studying for an ac- counting degree adds the SIS minor, they will also know a lot of things about how terrorists groups operate and how they are organized. They will learn about international terrorism, how these groups are becoming in- creasingly sophisticated, trans- national/cross-border drug car- tels, money laundering, history of the cold war, and how money and competition for energy re- sources basically shaped the world in which we live today. Service, in areas of govern- ment, is a great goal and a great A specialist in intelligence, terrorism, and cyber-warfare, Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis received his Bachelor of Arts from the Uni- versity of Birmingham in En- gland, and his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He is a member of the Counterintelligence Operations Group, the Association of For- mer Intelligence Professionals, and the International Association for Intelligence Education, among other organizations. Dr. Fitsanakis has authored several books and articles and is a frequent contributor to the news media. His work has been referenced in Studies in Intelli-~ gence (the journal of the CIA); the Washington Post; Boston Herald; RT Television (Russia); Le Monde Diplomatique (Fran- ce); Agencia EFE (Spain); The Guardian (UK); Inter Press Ser- vice (Italy); and the Australian National, Radio among other outlets. For additio,~.! information on the ,~,~curity and Intelligence Studies program, visit http://artsandsciences.king.edu/ majors-minors-folder/security- intelligence-studies/ or contact Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis at 423 652.6014or j fitsanakis@king.edu. great deals we have on the 2012 Fusion! ~-~ Shop Morgan McClure Ford It's the right thing to do! 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