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TOPIC • C1 Business • B9 ON A MISSION Miscalculations blamed for hikes Memories of India SUNDAY, Ju ly 17, 2011 • $1.50 www.v ick sburg p os Ever y day SinC E 1883 The Halfway Mark Winfield outlines his plans for sports, ASU connection during his second 2 years By John Surratt Two years into his four-year term, Paul Winfield looks at Vicksburg’s future and sees the city as a major sports venue and an extension of the Alcorn State University campus. “I want to see Vicksburg become a premier destination for sports (baseball, softball and soccer),” he said, adding he plans to approach the aldermen about a modern sports complex this year. “We’re in a dynamic location in Mississippi, off the interstate, off the river,” he said. “We have the unique opportunity to put forth something that our citizens can be proud of, and that’s what I intend to do.” He wants to work with the administration of Alcorn State to include an aviation science program at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. “I want to see Alcorn State’s presence here quadruple,” Winfield said. “We have 600 students now in the city. I think that Vicksburg is the natural growth pattern of that campus.” Since taking office as mayor in July 2009, Winfield, 37, has faced issues that have included building a nes Washington Street railroad bridge, a major north-south thoroughfare, and a Mississippi River flood that broke an 84-year-old record and flooded portions of the city and beat down city income. “We’re in a dynamic location in Mississippi, off the interstate, off the river. We have the unique opportunity to put forth something that our citizens can be proud of, and that’s what I intend to do.” Paul Winfield Vicksburg Mayor He said he’s had his critics. He said he’s made mistakes and he said he’s trying to correct them as he gets ready to seek a second term, in 2013. “Every year, you’ve got to recheck your priorities,” he said. “There’s certain things we’re doing well, some things we need to get better in, and some things we need to cease.” Former Mayor Laurence Leyens, whom Winfield defeated in 2009 after Leyens had served two terms, declined to discuss his successor’s second year. City man, woman shot at bar in Marcus Bottom From staff reports A Vicksburg man and woman were being treated at the hospital late Saturday night after at least one gunman entered a bar in Marcus Bottom and opened fire, police said. Alisha Allen, 26, and Otis Hall, 46, no street addresses available, were being treated in the emergency room at River Region Medical Center after being taken there separately in personal vehicles, Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent of the Vicksburg Police Department said. Allen was shot in her right hand, and Hall was shot in the back. Dent said he believed the bullet that hit Hall also exited his body. About 15 people were picked up and taken to police headquarters after the shooting was reported at about 10 p.m. at Bottoms Up, 2618 Halls Ferry Road, but no charges had been filed by near midnight, Dent said, “We have a couple of more people we’re interested in to pick up,” he said. Dent said the club, near the intersection with Bowmar Avenue, was shut down immediately after the shooting and was expected to remain closed through today. Under city ordinance, it normally would have been allowed to be open until 2 a.m. Dent said no weapon had See Shooting, Page A9. WEATHER DEATHS Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows in the 70s Monday: Partly cloudy, highs in the 90s • Gustavo E. Davico • William Jones Jr. • Lance Christopher Logan • Lenzie L. Middleton Mississippi River: 34.3 feet Fell: 0.4 foot Flood stage: 43 feet A9 VOLUME 129 NUMBER 198 4 SECTIONS A9 “After eight years in the leadership position,” Leyens said, “I am sensitive to a much higher level of detail than the average taxpayer. I’ll leave it to the community to make their own judgment of this administration.” North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, in his second term on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after 10 years on the Warren County Board of Supervisors, said Winfield “is handling the pressure better than I thought he would. He’s having to face people taking pot shots at him. See Mayor, Page A10. Casey Anthony freed from Florida jail By The Associated Press The associated press Casey Anthony and her attorney leave the Orange County Jail this morning. This week in the Civil War Under pressure to crush secessionists, Union forces on July 21 attacked a mass of Confederate troops arrayed amid woods and farmfields of Bull Run, in northern Virginia. The battle raged for hours. Union forces briefly drove Confederate foes back, but the Confederates got reinforcements. A contingent led by Thomas “Stone- ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony was freed from a Florida jail early today, 12 days after she was acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in a verdict that drew furious responses and threats from people across the U.S. who had followed the case with rapt attention. Anthony, wearing a pink T-shirt with blue jeans, left the jail at 12:14 a.m. Eastern time with her attorney, Jose Baez. She was given $537.68 in cash from her jail account and escorted outside by two sheriff’s deputies armed with semi-automatic rifles. Neither Anthony nor Baez said anything to reporters and others gathered outside. wall” Jackson stood its ground at a farmhouse hilltop, earning him his nickname. The Confederates counterattacked with cavalry charging, starting a headlong federal retreat. Amid gunfire and chaos, panicked Union soldiers retreated in disarray to Washington. The Confederacy had scored its first major victory. “This release had an unusual amount of security so, therefore, in that sense, it would not be a normal release,” said Orange County Jail spokesman Allen Moore. “We have made every effort to not provide any special treatment for her. She’s been treated like every other inmate. Moore said there were no known threats received at the jail. Officials had a number of contingency plans in place, including plans in case shots were fired as she was released. Anthony, 25, had been finishing her four-year sentence for telling investigators several lies, including that Caylee was kidnapped See Anthony, Page A9. CONTACT US INDEX Advertising/News/Circulation 601-636-4545 Classifieds 601-636-SELL Business...........B9 Classifieds....... 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