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Mekus seeks recount of votes By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

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1863: The Battle of Lookout Mountain begins in Tennessee; Union forces succeed in taking the mountain from the Confederates. 1963: Jack Ruby shoots and mortally wounds Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in a scene captured on live television. 1969: Apollo 12 splashes down safely in the Pacific. 1971: A hijacker calling himself “Dan Cooper” (but who became popularly known as “D.B. Cooper”) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 somewhere over the Pacific Northwest after receiving $200,000 dollars in ransom — his fate remains unknown.

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Jennifer Harper and her husband, Jim, tell stories about the rebuilding process since a fire took their home in April.

‘Turkey and all the trimmings’ has special meaning for Harpers By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Each side of Jim and Jennifer Harper’s family was to crowd into their living room for Thanksgiving dinner today — in itself, a milestone among countless helpings of love served up by so many since a devastating spring fire. For Jennifer, the longtime director of the Vicksburg Senior Center, they’re angels. And they’ll be at her dinner table in one sense or another. “Losing your possessions — the little things that mean the most — that’s hard,” she said as she prepared to make good on a goal to be back in the house by the holidays. “To see people coming and helping. They were just angels. We have a lot to be thankful for this year.” She said the chronicle of help begins with telltale barks and an emergency call from a passer-by. Cookie, the family’s black Labrador retriever, was “barking his liver out” at booms of thunder during the 1 a.m. hour April 27 — the third of four days of severe storms and tornadoes across the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. The storms caused about $11 billion in damage and nearly

Republican Patty Mekus, who was defeated by 56 votes in her challenge to become Warren County tax collector, has asked for a full recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 8 general election, according to a letter delivered to county officials Wednesday. Patty Antonia Mekus, 45, Mekus Flaggs-Jones director of development and alumni affairs at Vicksburg Catholic School, cited loyalty to her supporters in her loss to incumbent Antonia Flaggs-Jones in results certified last week by the Secretary of State’s Office. “Due to the very narrow margin of the Tax Collector’s race, the number of absentee ballots, and affidavit ballots, I hereby notify you that I am exercising my right as stated in Mississippi Code 1972, Section 23-15-911, to canvass the contents of the ballot boxes from the Nov. 8, 2011, election,” stated a letter Mekus said was delivered by campaign representative Bob Croisdale to Flaggs-Jones’ home and via phone message. Flaggs-Jones was visiting relatives in Dallas on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, said state Rep. George Flaggs, See Recount, Page A11.

Jay Harper, left, and friend Patrick McGuffie help move the Harper family belongings into their new home this month. 350 deaths, including at least seven reported in Mississippi but none in Warren County. The National Weather Service confirmed 336 tornadoes across 21 states on April 27, with 322 deaths attributed to the twisters, which made it the deadliest day for twisters in the U.S. since 1925. Barking led to shaking — what Jim had to do to cajole sons Jay, 19, and Ben, 16, and two of Jay’s visiting friends out of bed as flames ignited by lightning tore through the Henry Drive home’s upper story while Bovina, Culkin and Fisher Ferry volunteer fire departments fought to save the bottom floor. “The volunteers were here before I realized they were here,” she said. The emergency call to Vicksburg Warren E-911 was placed at 1:17 a.m. from a female passer-by still without a face to the Harpers. “Never found

her,” she said. “Just a name.” Neighbors used chains hooked to their own vehicles to save the Harpers’ vehicles, lawnmowers and four-wheelers in the fire’s path. A mad dash to save some valuables as the fire grew hotter netted a few things: an old jewelry box with insurance papers, marriage license, a letter from her father, bits of jewelry, a photo of her parents, one of Jay signing his baseball scholarship at Hinds Community College. “I grabbed keys, cell phone, and, as soon as I stepped foot on the grass, I heard the upstairs collapsing,” she said. Later that morning, she said, an army of help arrived to clear the front yard of soot, ash and whatever else covered the soaked ground. “The yard was literally covered with people. Just coming through picking up everything See Home, Page A11.

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Depot third-floor work to begin next month By John Surratt jsurratt@vicksburgpost.com Renovations to the third floor of the old Levee Street Depot for Vicksburg Main Street’s offices are expected to begin in December. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Wednesday approved a $105,660 change order with Kenneth R. Thompson Jr. Builder of Greenwood, the depot renovation contractor, to build the Main Street offices on the south end of the third floor. City buildings and inspection director Victor Gray-Lewis, the renovation project coordinator, said the work should begin early next month and is expected to take at least three months. “The first and second floors of the depot are completed,” he said. “The third floor is pretty much the same as it has been, but the air conditioning and sprinkler systems have been installed.” Plans accompanying the change order See Depot, Page A11.

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Heath care worker acquitted of sex charges CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. — A health care worker has been acquitted of charges that she had sex with a 17-year-old patient. A Copiah County jury this week found Tammie Gates of Okolona not guilty of sexual battery of a vulnerable person by a health care employee. Gates was a psychiatric assistant at Millcreek in Pontotoc, a residential treatment center. The patient was visiting a relative in Crystal Springs on a pass in July 2009. The indictment accuses Gates of driving to the home to have sex with the patient. Gates’ attorney said the sex was consensual, and the teenager had invited Gates to his home.

Monroe seeking new airport chief MONROE — The city’s airport manager Cleve Norrell has been fired, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says. Mayo said he could not give details, but, “We do appreciate Cleve’s involvement with the airport for a number of years, and we appreciate him being a part of moving into a brand-new terminal, but we have decided to go into a new direction.” Norrell could not be reached for comment. Ron Phillips, the airport’s marketing manager, will serve as interim manager. Mayo said there will be a national search. “We will be putting that together very soon.” Norrell oversaw the construction of the airport’s new terminal building. Since its opening, however, problems at the terminal have been reported.

30-year-old inmate dies at Gretna jail GRETNA, La. — An inmate

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS died Wednesday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, sheriff’s deputies said. Witnesses told investigators that 30-year-old Ocie Alexander of Marrero had been sleeping just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when he appeared to go into some type of medical distress, including shortness of breath. Deputies say the jail’s medical staff and EMTs were summoned, but Alexander was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival. Sgt. Larry Dyess says no signs of trauma were observed, and no foul play is suspected. The coroner’s office will schedule an autopsy. Alexander pleaded guilty Jan. 14, 2010, to possession of heroin and was placed on two years’ probation. During a routine visit with his probation officer recently, Alexander tested positive for heroin and was re-arrested for violating probation.

Louisiana won’t lose $566M for Medicaid NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana has dodged the threat of losing more than half a billion dollars in federal Medicaid money next year. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her brother, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, announced Wednesday that the Obama administration has agreed to spare the state from the estimated loss of $566 million during the 2013 federal fiscal year. The decision resolves a disagreement over a provision that the senator added to the federal health care overhaul law to protect Louisiana from the loss. Landrieu said she based

her provision on the premise that the federal formula for Medicaid match rates punished Louisiana because it factored in rebuilding money awarded after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Gulfport seeks money for U.S. 90 overpass GULFPORT, Miss. — Gulfport officials plan to apply for federal funding to build a pedestrian walkway over U.S. 90 that would connect downtown with Jones Park and the city’s harbor. The city council unanimously approved the administration’s request Tuesday to seek funding, realizing it would be only the first step toward approving any construction. Chief Administrative Officer John Kelly told council members that several locations for the walkway are being considered. Kelly said the estimated cost of an overhead walkway is $1.3 million to $1.5 million. The federal government would pay 80 percent, with a 20 percent match from the city. State Tidelands Funds might also be available.

Ingalls lands contract for $51M in Navy work PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Ingalls Shipbuilding has received a $51.3 million contract for work on the Navy’s USS San Antonio-class ships. The contract is for engineering and support services on the amphibious transport docks. An original contract for ship services was awarded to the company in 2005 and a second contract came in 2010. The latest award is the second of four annual options associated with the 2010 contract. The San Antonio-class ships are built to deploy the

combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. The ships are 684 feet long and can carry up to 800 troops. Ingalls has built and delivered the first five ships in the class and has five others under construction at the Pascagoula and Avondale, La., shipyards.

Waller, others push for raises for judges GULFPORT, Miss. — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. used a Gulf Coast forum to press the issue of higher salaries for judges. Waller and Justices Randy Pierce and Michael Randolph told members of the Gulf Coast Business Council that a judicial pay bill will be presented to the 2012 Legislature. Randolph said the last time Supreme Court justices got a pay raise gasoline was $1.89 a gallon. That was 2003. Waller said the pay package will propose a four-year, step pay increase for appellate judges and those in the circuit, chancery and county courts. It also will feature higher civil filing and appellate court fees to fund the increases. A similar bill passed in the Senate last year, but was defeated in the House.

correction The Vicksburg Board of Zoning Appeals will take up Mountain of Faith Ministries’ request for an exception to the zoning designation for the former Marian Hill chemical dependency center at 5 p.m., Dec. 6. An incorrect date appeared in Wednesday’s edition.

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City man arrested for hospital burglary A Vicksburg employee of River Region Medical Center was charged Wednesday with breaking into the hospital’s business office and stealing $500, said Sheriff Martin Pace. Demarrius Lamar Williams, 23, 4920 Halls Ferry Road, is accused of the theft from the hospital on U.S. 61 North. The break-in was reported from within the hospital at about 2:30 a.m., Pace said. A surveillance video review placed Williams “at or near the scene,” Pace said, and he was arrested at about noon. Williams, charged with business burglary, was released from the Warren County Jail after posting $5,000 bond, records showed. Citing the ongoing investigation, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said River Region officials would not comment now on Williams’ position at the facility or whether he was on duty at the time of the break-in

Man jailed, accused of writing bad checks A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Wednesday afternoon accused of writing checks on a closed account, said Vicksburg police Capt. Bobby Stewart. Bryan Campbell, 36, 2111 U.S. 80, was arrested at 12:36 p.m. at Battlefield Discount Drugs, 3040 Indiana Ave., after he attempted to pass a bogus check for $212.50, Stewart said. Campbell had written a $156.64 check on the same account Monday at Battlefield Express Drugs, 2080 S. Frontage Road, Stewart said. Campbell was charged with two counts of felony bad

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The Forgotten Carols — 7 p.m. Dec. 2; Vicksburg Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; adults $15, students $10, ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

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Triumphant Baptist — Distribution of Thanksgiving dinners to senior citizens and needy, 10-noon today; 224 R.L. Chase Circle; 601-6344788 or 601-638-3659. Zion Travelers M.B. — Thanksgiving service, 10 to-

day; Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. pastor; 1701 Poplar St. Gospel Temple — Thanksgiving service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday; meal at noon; Velma Wilson, speaker; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — Thanksgiving Dinner, 11-2 today; Loving Banquet Hall, 1622 Clay St. Travis Chapel African Methodist Episcopal — Family and Friends Day with Bethel

African Methodist Episcopal, 3 p.m. Saturday; Minister Brian Snowden, speaker; the Rev. Beverly A. Baskin, pastor; 805 Monroe St.

CLUBs American Legion Post 213 — Dance: 9 until tonight; $5 admission; DJ Duncan Smith; 8 p.m. until Sunday; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; $3 single or $5 couple; cash raffle drawing both nights.

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Grant to breathe new life into 1940s-era hospital in Delta MOUND BAYOU (AP) — A federal grant will allow the Taborian Hospital in Mound Bayou to become the first urgent care center in one of the nation’s poorest towns. The facility will serve Bolivar, Coahoma, Washington and Sunflower counties. Mayor Kennedy Johnson sees the $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a win-win-win

JUCOs aim for boost in funding HATTIESBURG (AP) — Mississippi’s junior colleges are hoping the Legislature can make good on a four-year-old promise to provide funding at a level somewhere between the money allotted for K-12 students and students at regional universities. The first estimates for the fiscal 2013 budget are based on Eric only 0.7 perClark cent revenue growth, and the state economist has said that cuts are inevitable for some agencies. Eric Clark, executive director of the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges, said this week that there are positive economic signs that the state is breaking out of the recession. Community colleges have lost ground on the 2007 goal each of the last four years. Currently, it would take a $2,366 per-student increase to reach that goal. Clark said he doesn’t expect lawmakers to make up that difference in one session. “We understand that you can’t hit that target in one year. We understand that you can’t hit it in two years. We just want some steps taken,” he said. Clark said 52 percent of college students go to community colleges, even as the system only receives 27 percent of the funding compared to public universities. “When the recession hit, people flooded to community colleges,” he said. Hinds Community College, based in Raymond, operates a satellite campus in Vicksburg.

situation. In 2000, the hospital made the 10 most endangered historic sites in Mississippi. The Interior Department also has registered it as a national historic site. In 1887, former slaves formed Mound Bayou and saw their community strengthened in 1942 through the opening of the Taborian Hospital. For more than two decades, the

42-bed facility provided care to many African-Americans. Johnson said the new clinic will be the only urgent care center of its kind within 80 miles. “The USDA is trying to cut the cost of ER visits,” he said. “That’s what this facility will do.” State Sen. Derrick T. Simmons, D-Greenville, said the rural development grant will

help to stabilize the economy for the small town, where more than half the people live in poverty. In addition to Mound Bayou, the hospital will provide quality health care for “surrounding rural areas like Shelby, Merigold, Winstonville and Duncan-Alligator,” he said. Johnson said the clinic will train doctors and nurses, reaching out to students as

young as high school age. Another $700,000 rural health care grant will create an electronic intensive care unit system shared by five hospitals in Mississippi’s poorest counties. Those hospitals are the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston, Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork,

Quitman County Hospital in Marks and the hospital at the State Penitentiary at Parchman. Delta Health Alliance will network the hospitals with the critical care center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The grant will provide live interactive video so UMMC staff will be able to monitor and consult with care providers.

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: kgamble@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: letters@vicksburgpost.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Be thankful.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Capt. J.J. Cowan contributes a communication on the proposition to build a bridge on Cherry Street over the railroad.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Capt. Arthur Nelson expects to leave soon for Manila. • Thomas Battle, who was hurt on the dredging fleet, is dead.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 “A Hot Time at Atlantic City” is showing at Pearce’s Lyric Theatre. • John Helgason is here for the Thanksgiving holidays from Louisiana State University.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 J. Short Jr., student at V.M.I., is among the guard of honor for Marshal Foch. • Mollie Temple and W.F. Fant are married.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The Little Theatre announces “Cat’s Claws,” a one-act play, as its initial performance. • Genevieve Lum and Eugene Dudley are married.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 S.E. Treanor, veteran banker, is elected president of the First National Bank & Trust Co., succeeding the late George Williamson. • The Milner Hotels, a coast-to-coast chain, takes a lease on the National Park Hotel here. • Tom Lowe is here from the Bakersfield, Calif., air base on a visit to his parents.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 First Baptist Church holds its annual Church Loyalty Day. • Dr. David Smith, Utica resident, passes away. • The Carr Central Varsity Greenettes defeat St. Francis Xavier Academy 50 to 44. • Gary Cooper and James Cagney star in “Starlift” at the Saenger Theatre.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Robert King announce the birth of a son on Nov. 30. • Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Morrison Jr. attend the Miss. State-Ole Miss game at Starkville.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

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The 70th birthday of the Sprague, the grand old lady of the Mississippi, is celebrated. • Albert Biedenharn, last of seven Vicksburg brothers who pioneered the bottling of Coca-Cola, dies in San Antonio, Texas.

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30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Nick Cassino models a 100 percent camel hair sportcoat from John Weitz Signature Collection by Palm Beach for The Hub. • Angela McDaniel, 9, is struck by an automobile and injured.

Enjoy all of life’s blessings Because we are blessed to live in this country, there is much for which we should all be thankful. Even in these harsh economic times, we are truly blessed, and yet it is easy to forget how much we in the U.S. have when compared with residents of so many other countries. Most of us will be able to sit down with family and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. For those in our community who can’t do that, there is a remarkable network of individuals, churches and organizations who will share their time and bounty to help provide holiday meals for those who can’t provide for themselves. These churches and

groups have seen to it that many of those without family and resources are served good meals by and among people who truly care. Be thankful for these people who help provide for others. There is ample opportunity for all of us to help take part in these activities far beyond Thanksgiving Day. Needs won’t disappear after we push away from our tables today. Find a way to help out others this holiday season. The United Way Community Wish List will soon be published in these pages. Read it and find an opportunity to become involved. You’ll be glad you did. Don’t forget that situations can change rapidly, and any of us

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

could find ourselves needing assistance at any time. Be thankful for our military who serve around the world. Remember to think about all of them in whatever capacity they serve the country. Pray for them and be grateful for their service beyond self. Maybe by next Thanksgiving Day most will have returned home from war and will be able to continue with their lives here at home. Again, remember that no matter how much we have or don’t have, this is a day to give thanks for all of God’s blessings. May you enjoy this day to the fullest.

Patrick Chambers, 22, and three others are injured in an automobile accident on Halls Ferry Road. • Chris Roberts celebrates his third birthday. • Lori Lynn O’Briant and John Edward Hampton announce their engagement.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Beth Mitchell joins the staff of DAB Realty as a Realtor associate. • George Smith and David Brock hit holes-in-one two days apart at Clear Creek. • Ebony Berry speaks at the annual youth day program at St. James A.M.E. Church.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

FDR, political scientists are the true culprits behind today’s polarized politics If you are looking for someone to blame for the polarized nature of our politics today, here are two nominees: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the political science establishment. Together they set out the argument for the situation we have in Washington — a Republican Party loaded with conservatives, a Democratic Party larded with liberals, and few in between. The result has been gridlock, rancor and a sense of despair if not hopelessness in the capital and across the country. We have a political landscape where it is possible to argue that the most conservative Democrats in Congress today are more liberal than the most liberal Republicans. There is virtually no overlap, no real party dissenters of the sort who were unacceptable to FDR, who wanted a party of ideological purity, and who were inexplicable to political scientists, who looked longingly at the ideologically disciplined parties in Europe and wondered why American parties so defied logic. But today, FDR and the political science establishment having had their way, the United States has its most ideologically aligned party system in modern history — and perhaps the biggest political crisis

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We have a political landscape where it is possible to argue that the most conservative Democrats in Congress today are more liberal than the most liberal Republicans.

in modern history. The most prominent advocate for ideologically aligned parties was Roosevelt, who once told Sam Rosenman, a White House speechwriter and the first White House counsel, “We ought to have two real parties — one liberal and the other conservative.” FDR set out to create just that with his effort to purge conservatives and New Deal foes from the Democratic Party. He singled out, among others, Walter F. George of Georgia, Ellison D. “Cotton Ed” Smith of South Carolina and Millard Tydings of Maryland, all of whom prevailed against the onslaught of White House opprobrium. Susan Dunn, a Williams College historian who has written the

definitive account of the Roosevelt offensive, said the president’s biggest blunder “was to undertake the purge in the absence of impressive challengers to conservative incumbents.” That very likely is true. For whatever reason, the mushy party system prevailed — and had unforeseen consequences even for Roosevelt. Many of the most ardent opponents of the New Deal turned out to be the most ardent supporters of the president’s initiatives in foreign affairs, supporting Roosevelt on Lend-Lease, so much so that party alignment was doomed as World War II approached. It gained new life a dozen years later, however, when the American Political Science Review published

a landmark article called “Toward a More Responsible Two-Party System,” which argued that American parties needed “sufficient internal cohesion” and a “degree of unity within the parties” that they lacked at mid-century. At that time, the Democratic Party had such conservatives as Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr. of Virginia, Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and a series of Southern committee chairmen. The Republicans Party had such liberals as Gov. Earl Warren of California, Rep. Clifford P. Case of New Jersey and Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. of Massachusetts. The political scientists’ report echoed scholarly critiques dating back a half century, when important figures like Woodrow Wilson, then a prominent political scientist, and Herbert Croly, an important thinker in the Progressive movement and the co-founder of The New Republic, raised questions about the American party system. “However one may deplore that system, he must concede that it has displayed, if nothing else, a very impressive ability to survive,” Austin Ranney, then a political scientist at the University of Illinois and later the chairman of the political science department at the University of California at Berkeley,

wrote in a contemporary critique of the 1950 report. One reason the old system survived for so long is that the multiplicity of interests and ideologies inside American parties imposed the sorts of restraints on the majority that Americans liked, much like the checks and balances and separation of powers designed in the Constitution to protect the rights and viewpoints of the minority. Now we have just the kind of political-party system Roosevelt and the political scientists envisioned. We are living the future, and it does not work. A recent National Journal study showed that every Republican member of the Senate has a voting record to the right of every Democratic member of the Senate, and that only five House Republicans have a voting record to the left of Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi, the Democrat with the most conservative voting record. The journal has been conducting these studies since 1982. Only once before, in 1999, did the Senate have a profile like it does today. •

David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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N.O. weighs options for Katrina-ravaged Six Flags NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials are taking a fresh look at what to do with the former Six Flags amusement park on the city’s swampy edge. City officials began reviewing bids to transform the neglected tract in eastern New Orleans this week. Eight entrepreneurs have stepped forward to suggest turning the former Six Flags park, destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, into everything from a power plant to an outlet mall.

The bids will be ranked and no more than five projects will move forward to another round that could include formal presentations and interviews, said Aimee Quirk, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s economic development adviser and a member of the fiveperson committee voting on bids. T h e T i m e s - P i c ay u n e reported the eight bids are: • Louisiana Heritage Resort BP: 200-plus-acre resort with nine “theme lands” and 20 acres of sound stages.

Lawmaker wants feds to probe elevation efforts NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, is asking a federal inspector general to investigate allegations of fraud and abuse in Louisiana’s $750 million house lifting grant program. The program, called the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, is run by the state Office of Community Development using federal money from FEMA. Richmond sent his letter to Charles Edwards, the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees FEMA.

Hunting rodeo takes aim at invasive species GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) — Even for a state known for its hunting and fishing rodeos, this new rodeo is offbeat: Go catch invasive species like nutria — that South American water rodent scientists say are eating up south Louisiana’s fragile marshland — Asian carp, feral swine and coyotes. Sassafras Louisiana, a coastal advocacy group founded by south Lafourche Parish teens after the BP oil spill, is hosting what it hopes will become an annual Nutria Rodeo on Dec. 3 in Golden Meadow. Enrolled hunters and fishermen can compete to take down some of the area’s biggest invasive pests, take home prizes and help save the coast. The rodeo is the brainchild of South Lafourche High School student Aaron Guidry. He got together with other students to raise awareness about the issue in a unique way, said Sassafras Louisiana co-founder Alex Naquin. “It’s a new way to bring attention to the problem,” Naquin said. “A fun idea to get people involved. Everyone knows nutria are invasive. Even though their numbers are declining, they’re still a problem.” The hunting categories include nutria, Asian carp, feral swine and coyote.

In the letter, Richmond lays out a series of reports over the summer that exposed the abuses in U.S. Rep. Cedric the program. Richmond Richmond said the list culminates with reports of troubling behavior by contractors that have resulted in the state suspending seven firms from the program.

• RCS Entertainment Inc.: Crescent City Amusement Park, a green amusement park. • Dag Development and Provident: outlet mall with a boardwalk entertainment district. • Packaert LLC: electric power generation plant. • The Paida Company: water park and back lot for the film industry. • JWM Ventures: resort with theme park, water park and sports complex. • Powell Commodity Inc.:

commercial retail and family entertainment venue with theme park. • A business coalition led by Al Philips: eco-park focusing on green usages of water and green construction. A city committee will evaluate the proposals based on their ability to meet six criteria: company quality and performance history, financial capacity, financial feasibility, return on investment, development plan and commitment to working with disadvantaged business enterprises.

A city agency, the Industrial Development Board, owns the former theme park site. Cedric Grant, a deputy mayor of facilities and infrastructure, said a winner will be selected on the basis of what is the best investment. “It will be difficult to compare apples to apples,” Grant said. “So it’s very important that we look at financials and return on investment.” The city of New Orleans has controlled the shuttered

property since December 2009 when a Delaware court presiding over the bankruptcy of Six Flags Inc. agreed to allow the theme park operator to terminate its lease in exchange for cash payments to the city. Six Flags did not reopen the park after Katrina. Previous ideas to turn it into a Nickelodeon-themed amusement park, a water park and a multistadium baseball sports park for children have been floated in the past and sank.

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President pardons pair of portly gobblers WASHINGTON (AP) — With a wave of his hand, President Barack Obama on Wednesday gave two plump turkeys a Thanksgiving reprieve, noting that without his intervention, “they’d end up next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing.” The official national Thanksgiving turkey is a 19-week-old, 45-pound bird named Liberty. Its alternate, also spared, is a turkey of the same age and size named Peace. Liberty sat calmly as Obama, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, offered a blessing, his hand over the turkey’s head. Obama said Liberty had the distinction of being “the luckiest bird on the face of the earth.” Liberty and Peace were selected from among 30 turkeys raised and groomed by student members of the Future Farmers of America in Willmar, Minn., for a potential presidential amnesty. Following the pardon ceremony at the White House, Liberty and Peace will retire to the historic home of George Washington in nearby Mount

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President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, pardons Liberty, a 19-week old, 45-pound turkey, on Wednesday. Vernon, Va. Obama said Liberty first will have to finish “a round of cable hits and Sunday shows.” The turkeys will endure further celebrity during “Christmas at Mount Vernon,” a

‘Bug Appetit’

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Shaiyan Feisal, 8, of Pittsburgh, eats a waxworm dish called cinnamon bug crunch.

Thanksgiving fare goes multilegged at insectarium NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Audubon Insectarium’s Thanksgiving turkey has a lot more legs than usual, but they’re all in the stuffing. During Thanksgiving week, the cornbread stuffing at the “Bug Appetit” kitchen will be studded with mealworms — beetle larvae often used as fishbait. It’s part of seasonal fare to be served at a spot where creepy crawlies are always on the menu. Most of the year, you’ll find the mealworms in salsa, along with such delicacies as deepfried, spiced or sugared waxworms — wax moth caterpillars — and crickets in cream cheese spread or “chocolate chirp cookies.” Insectarium employees work at a stove and counter in full view of patrons, and brave diners. “We don’t make them all every day. Some things keep for a while in the fridge so we can make larger batches and dish out small amounts at a time,” said Jayme Necaise, director of animal and visitor programs.

The bug museum will be closed today, but the special menu will be served the two days before and the two after Thanksgiving. It also includes pumpkin pie with crickets and cranberry sauce with waxworms, the caterpillar of the wax moth. Anyone who wants can try this at home, said Zack Lemann, the museum’s visitor program manager. “These particular recipes follow an old adage for beginning bug chefs: if a recipe calls for small bits or chopped pieces of fruits, vegetables, nuts, or meat, you can add or substitute insects,” he said. So just take a favorite recipe and add bugs, making sure they’ve been raised in a pesticide-free environment. “Mealworms are usually boiled for a good 10 minutes. Waxworms are simmered for only 3 minutes or so. The softer body of waxworms will burst if boiled for too long, so we use less heat and less time when cooking them,” he wrote in an e-mail.

special program that runs through Jan. 6. Following the holidays, the two birds will live in a custom-made enclosure at Mount Vernon’s livestock facility. The birds are larger than

the average U.S.-bred turkey. According to the Agriculture Department, the U.S. turkey industry produces more than 250 million birds a year, with each live bird averaging about 25 pounds.

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Medicare chief resigns as health care fight moves up WASHINGTON (AP) — The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama’s health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday. Medicare chief Don Berwick, a Harvard professor widely respected for his ideas on how to improve the health care system, has become the

Don Berwick

most prominent casualty of the political wars over a health care overhaul whose constitutionality will now be decided by the Supreme

Court. Praising Berwick for “outstanding work,” White House

deputy press secretary Jamie Smith criticized Republicans for “putting political interests above the best interests of the American people.” Berwick will be replaced by his principal deputy, Marilyn Tavenner, formerly Virginia’s top health care official. Tavenner has been at Medicare since early last year, earning a reputation as a problem-solver with years of real-world experience and an extensive net-

Yemeni leader signs walking papers RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Saleh is the fourth Arab leader toppled in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings this year, after longtime dictators fell in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The deal gives Saleh immunity from prosecution — contradicting a key demand of Yemen’s opposition protesters. Seated beside Saudi King Abdullah in the Saudi capital Riyadh, Saleh signed the U.S.-backed deal hammered out by his country’s powerful Gulf Arab neighbors to trans-

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Ali Abdullah Saleh signs papers agreeing to step down. fer power within 30 days to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. That will be followed by early presidential elections within 90 days. He was dressed smartly in a dark business suit with a matching striped tie and handkerchief, and he smiled as he signed the deal, then clapped his hands a few times. He

then spoke for a few minutes to members of the Saudi royal families and international diplomats, promising his ruling party “will be cooperative” in working with a new unity government. Saleh has clung to power despite the daily mass protests calling for his ouster and an assassination attempt.

work of industry contacts. A nurse by training, she worked her way up to the senior executive ranks of a major hospital chain. She ran Virginia’s health department under former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine. Berwick’s fate was sealed early this year when 42 GOP senators — more than enough to derail his confirmation — announced their opposition to his nomination. That started a

countdown on his temporary appointment. His resignation takes effect Dec. 2. Berwick’s statements as an academic praising Britain’s government-run health care had become a source of controversy in politically polarized Washington. Although he later told Congress that “the American system needs its own solution” and Britain’s shouldn’t be copied here, his critics were not swayed.

In an e-mail to his staff, Berwick said he leaves with “bittersweet emotions.” “Our work has been challenging, and the journey is not complete, but we are now well on our way to achieving a whole new level of security and quality for health care in America, helping not just the millions of Americans affected directly by our programs, but truly health care as a whole in our nation,” Berwick wrote.

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Germany’s auction flop adds to debt fears BERLIN (AP) — Germany failed to raise as much money as it hoped in its latest bond auction, in a surprising sign that Europe’s biggest economy may not be immune from a debt crisis raging across the continent A fresh warning that France risks losing its top-notch credit rating and more verbal jousting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the EU’s top executive arm also fueled concerns that the bloc is losing the battle to contain a debt crisis that’s already seen three countries bailed out and is threatening muchbigger economies like Italy and Spain. However, it was the unexpected news that Germany, Europe’s biggest economy and the linchpin of the bailouts, suffered one of its worst bond auctions ever that really caught the eye. The country’s Financial Agency said its

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel latest $8.1 billion auction of 10-year bonds met with only 60 percent demand. German officials cited a record-low yield and the extraordinarily nervous market environment for the auction’s failure, but investors took it as a warning sign that the crisis might even cause trouble to rock-solid Germany. “If Germany can’t sell bonds,

what is the rest of Europe going to do?” asked Benjamin Reitzes, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets. The auction also piled the pressure on Germany’s bonds in the secondary markets, sending the yield on the country’s benchmark 10-year bonds up a hefty 0.20 percentage point to 2.08 percent, its highest level since Oct. 28. Germany, the world’s fourth-

largest economy, is seen as the 17-nation eurozone’s most stable pillar and its borrowing rates have been driven down in recent months by high demand from investors seeking shelter from the sprawling debt crisis. Offering only 1.98 percent, the auction’s yield was the lowest-ever for Germany’s 10-year bond. Germany offered an interest rate of up to 3.25 percent at previous auctions of 10-year-bonds this year. Even so, analysts called the result worrying, though the German government stressed that its refinancing was not at risk. Having sold off only $8 billion, the agency retained the remainder, to be sold off another day.

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Greek conservative leader backs move to avoid bankruptcy ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an abrupt U-turn, Greece’s conservative leader wrote to tell international creditors he backed the country’s fiscal targets, clearing a hurdle to get a desperately needed loan that will prevent a devastating Greek bankruptcy. In a letter to the heads of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, Antonis Samaras said his New Democracy party also supports many of the austerity measures his debtwracked country has already implemented. The letter was made public after German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a warn-

ing that rescue loans would remain frozen until Greece’s fiscal targets received crossparty backing. While naming public expenditure cutting, fighting tax evasion, structural reforms, and privatizations among these measures, Samaras did not mention tax hikes. Samaras, along with other party leaders supporting the country’s new interim coalition government, must commit in writing to backing the country’s new $174 billion bailout plan approved last month. Otherwise, the vital next $10.71 billion loan installment will not be released.

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Ready, set, shop

The nuts and bolts of Black Friday

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 27.79 American Fin. (AFG)..................33.90 Ameristar (ASCA)........................16.81 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 318.06 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........36.93 BancorpSouth (BXS).................... 8.65 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 5.72 Bunge Ltd. (BG)...........................58.99 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................44.25 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............17.45 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........23.00 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........52.29 CBL and Associates (CBL)................12.76 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................20.23 East Group Prprties (EGP)............39.43 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................24.54

Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................66.30 Fastenal (FAST)............................38.63 Family Dollar (FDO)...................55.90 Fred’s (FRED).................................12.56 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................25.58 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............5.85 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................29.87 Kroger Stores (KR)......................21.82 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................63.43 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 23.16 Parkway Properties (PKY)................9.91 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................62.40 Regions Financial (RF).................3.68 Rowan (RDC)................................ 31.33 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................8.55 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 59.15 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............29.36 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 35.78 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 20.28 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)........................44.448 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 19.17 Viacom (VIA)................................. 50.02 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 32.09 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 56.64

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smart money Q: I am looking at a career change. I am considering working for a company that is well-known for its training process. If I were to pursue this opportunity, I would have to voluntarily leave my current job and take base pay in the first year that is $50,000 less annually, but BRUCE offset by commission and bonus with a potential to make it to $20,000 more than I’m making now. However, the average commissions supplement the base pay to about $15,000 less than my current salary. The position goes to 100 percent commission in the second year, with average commissions about $10,000 less than I’m making now. By the third year, commissions average $10,000 per year more than I’m making now, and averages increase incrementally over the years, with the potential of making three times my current annual salary in 10 years.

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My question is, if I pursue this endeavor, would it not be wise to cash in my 401(k) to cover the first three years of the new job? — Michael, via e-mail A: I think you thought this out well. My problem is when you start talking about your earning expectations. How is it going to go up on the third year and eventually you could be earning three times your current salary? This is highly speculative, and I’m wondering where these numbers come from. Often, employers exaggerate the earning potential, and, as you point out, you have only one guaranteed year. After that, if the commissions don’t add up, if the economy takes a smack and depending on other variables, the numbers could change dramatically. I would look at this as, can you survive on the present money and, if not, on a percentage basis, how much would you have to eat into capital? Be certain you have thought this out and are not dazzled by some unrealistic potential. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ready. Set. Shop. The day after Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, kicks off the holiday shopping season. Each year, retailers open their doors early and offer shoppers deals of up to 70 percent off on everything from electronics to clothes. And shoppers typically turn out in droves. A few things you should know about Black Friday: Q: How did the day get its name? A: Accounts differ on the origin of the term. One theory is that it had roots in the 1960s in Philadelphia where it was used to describe the heavy pedestrian and car traffic on the day after Thanksgiving. The most common theory is that the day got its name because it’s usually when retailers turn a profit for the year, or operate in the “black.” Q: Is Black Friday the biggest shopping day of the year? A: ShopperTrak, which

monitors customer traffic and sales at 25,000 stores nationwide, says that Black Friday has been the top sales day every year but one since it started monitoring holiday data in 2002; the only exception was in 2004, when the busiest day was the Saturday before Christmas. Q: What’s new? A: Black Friday mania is seeping into Thanksgiving Day. Nearly 1,000 Gap stores will be open on Thanksgiving. Toys R Us will open at 9 p.m. And several other stores will open at midnight that evening, including Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Macy’s. Walmart, whose supercenters already operate around the clock, also is opening most of its other stores by midnight Thanksgiving evening. Some will start even earlier. Walmart will be offering deals on toys, home accessories and clothing at 10 p.m on Thanksgiving. Toys R Us will open at 9 p.m. on the holiday, an hour earlier than

last year. Gap Inc. will open nearly 1,000 stores across its Banana Republic, Old Navy and namesake stores on Thanksgiving in the U.S. That’s about 10 percent more than a year ago. Q: Will you get the best deals of the season on Black Friday? A: Not necessarily. Stores have discounts that are just as good throughout the holiday season. And there are even better deals to be had after Christmas Day. But the problem is if you wait too long, you might not get exactly what you want since stores have kept their inventories lean this year. Q: Do I have to stand in a long line to get good deals? A: No, many Black Friday deals are available online as well.

Stocks tumble on Europe fears NEW YORK (AP) — Europe’s widening debt crisis and a weak report on Chinese manufacturers have caused steep losses on Wall Street. Germany received too few bids to sell all the 10-year debt that it offered at auction Wednesday. The weak buying suggests that the debt crisis is shaking even the region’s strongest economy. Chinese executives reported that manufacturing there is slowing. Tepid U.S. reports data on unemployment, spending and factory orders offered little support for the market. The Dow fell 236 points, or 2.1 percent, to close at 11,258. The S&P fell 26, or 2.2 percent, to 1,162. The Nasdaq fell 61, or 2.4 percent, to 2,460. Seven stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Russia threatens to take aim at U.S.-Europe missile shield Medvedev believes defense system targets his country MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s president threatened on Wednesday to deploy missiles to target the U.S. missile shield in Europe if Washington fails to assuage Moscow’s concerns about its plans, a harsh warning that reflected deep cracks in U.S.-Russian ties despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to “reset” relations with the Kremlin. Dmitry Medvedev said he still hopes for a deal with the U.S. on missile defense, but he strongly accused Washington and its NATO allies of ignoring Russia’s worries. He said that Russia will have to take military countermeasures if the U.S. continues to build the shield without legal guarantees that it will not be aimed against Russia. The U.S. has repeatedly assured Russia that its proposed missile defense system wouldn’t be directed against Russia’s nuclear forces, and it did that again Wednesday. “I do think it’s worth reit-

President Dmitry Medvedev warned that Russia will station missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region and other areas, if the U.S. continues its plans without offering firm and specific pledges that the shield isn’t directed at its nuclear forces. erating that the European missile defense system that we’ve been working very hard on with our allies and with Russia over the last few years is not aimed at Russia,” said Capt. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman. “It is ... designed

to help deter and defeat the ballistic missile threat to Europe and to our allies from Iran.” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the U.S. will continue to seek Russia’s cooperation, but that the U.S. missile defense plan in Europe “is going well and we see no basis for threats to withdraw from it.” But Medvedev said Moscow will not be satisfied by simple declarations and wants a binding agreement. He said, “When we propose to put it on paper in the form of precise and clear legal obligations, we hear a strong refusal.” Medvedev warned that Russia will station missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region and other areas, if the U.S. continues its plans without offering firm and specific pledges that the shield isn’t directed at its nuclear forces. He didn’t say whether the missiles would carry conventional or nuclear warheads.

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Continued from Page A1. bare-handed that wasn’t burned and wrapping it,” Harper said. “All of these people ­— I don’t even know who they were.” One she did know was family friend Cheryl Pollock, who showed up with husband, Philip, and son, Jade, to sift through items thrown by flames and wind. “We were straight digging through the ashes to see if anything was buried,” Pollock said. “It’s good to know they have all their family and animals back with them.” A few days later, while the Harpers lived in a rental house around the block, a persistent cough that “sounded like bronchitis or pneumonia” prompted a visit to the veterinarian for Cookie.

“My gosh, the dog saved our lives, literally,” Jennifer said. “It was the least we could do for the dog. I just fell apart... I’ve got all this to deal with at home. And now, our dog. The doctor came in and said, ‘It’s obvious Cookie inhaled too much smoke, soot and ashes. We will treat her aggressively. Someone in the waiting room is picking up the bill.’ Of course, he wouldn’t tell me who it was. Then, it was in the newspaper about the fire. I guess they’d seen it. So... another angel!” Within days, they were approached by builder Johnny Sanders “not as a businessman, but as a neighbor,” she said. Reconfiguring the pipes and the electrical lines into a smaller, one-story

‘We were going to meet that goal — to have family over here for Thanksgiving.’ Jim Harper

floor plan with a remodeled kitchen and concrete floors shaded perfectly for autumn in time for the holidays was the goal, said Jim, a small business development coordinator at HCC. “We were going to meet that goal — to have family over here for Thanksgiving,” Jim said. “When we sat down and talked to the contractors, that’s what we wanted to do.” Credit the team of workers and togetherness, Sanders said. “We just took the existing slab, modified it, added two wings for additional bed-

rooms and storage,” Sanders said. “The stained concrete floors make it easy to make the tie-ins look like it was part of the original. It was one of those jobs where we had fun building it.” Kathy Harmon, in whose next-door garage the Harpers waited out the fire’s scorching heat, counts the Harpers among the blessed. “It’s a blessing they’re back in the house,” she said. Videos of their wedding and of both sons’ birth, class rings and baby pictures lost to the fire still bring winces to the Harpers’ faces. But,

Meeting Wednesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Recognized the following employees on their anniversaries with the city: Tim Smith, purchasing, 25 years; Robert Mays, animal control, 15 years; Walter Smith, sewer department, five years. • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign a $7,303 change order with Webster Electric to replace a plastic gas tank with a stainless steel tank for a new generator at the water treatment plant. The change increases the generator’s cost from $631,700 to $639,003.

• Authorized Winfield to sign an agreement with Independent Roofing Systems of Jackson to install a new roof on the rear wing of the old Levee Street Depot. • Adopted the following budget amendments: transfer $50,000 from the wastewater capital fund to the wastewater services fund, transfer $37 in federal occupation grant money from the police services fund to police administration services, transfer $339 in Triad grant funds from police department services to police administrative services. • Rescinded a motion approved at the Monday meeting to pay the Vicksburg Convention Center

$4,002 for advertising at the 2011 Small Towns Conference, and approved a motion to pay $5,090 to Palmertree’s Catering. • Approved $100 for a fullpage ad in the NAACP’s annual Freedom Fund Celebration souvenir booklet. • Approved a $1,621 payment to the Vicksburg-Tallulah Airport. • Approved bank statements from Trustmark Bank and Bancorp South. •Approved the following reports, city sexton, privilege license, mayor and treasurer, tax collection, delinquent tax collection and detail budget. • Approved the claims docket.

tion began in 2010 and was halted in the spring when the Mississippi River dumped 4 feet of water into the building as it reached record heights in Vicksburg, cresting on May 19 at 57.1, 14.1 feet above

flood stage and nine-tenths of a foot above the Great Flood of 1927. The depot became the backdrop for media coverage during the flood, and work resumed in June.

The flood forced two amendments to the original contract to repair flood damage. The board in September approved a $33,000 amendment to repair flood damage that was not covered

they shrink in importance to things saved, such as a photo saved by firefighters of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, where she worships and where both her parents are buried, means the most. “When Amanda Boland walked out of that house with this picture, I knew it was going to be OK,” she said. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” she said. “We used to take holidays and friends for granted because we always knew they were there. But, when they respond and you’re at your weakest, you don’t take that for granted. Not anymore.”

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Recount Continued from Page A1. her uncle. Flaggs said he believes the home delivery of the notice could prove insufficient for the purposes of the statute. Calls to Attorney General Jim Hood’s Office and to Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree were not returned late Wednesday. “Because of the overwhelming support I have received, I feel I have an obligation to take this routine step in this close race,” Mekus said in an e-mail announcing her decision.

The law allows candidates to request a full examination of votes within 12 days of an initial canvass, provided an opposing candidate or an opponent’s family member older than 18 is notified within three days of a requested recount. The recount must take place in the presence of the circuit clerk or a deputy circuit clerk. If complaints result over a precinct’s results, a second vote is possible. Flaggs-Jones, a Demo-

crat, won the poll vote by 101 votes over Mekus. Mekus closed the gap during the five days of counting absentee and affidavit ballots, though the incumbent emerged with 7,630 votes to the challenger’s 7,574. Absentees were reprinted after the Secretary of State’s Office agreed with the Attorney General’s Office and included economic impact statements on three constitutional initiatives before voters statewide. Many,

including those delivered to Warren County, were not scannable into main processing computers. It resulted in a manual count of 665 absentee votes recorded for each woman in the results certified by the state. Flaggs-Jones was appointed to the tax collector’s position in 2009 by the Warren County Board of Supervisors after the retirement of Patricia Simrall. She then was elected without opposition in a special election.

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Terry W. Rowland WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Funeral services for Terry W. Rowland, 58, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Greg Collins officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains. He was born the son of Martha Louise Mellinger Rowland and the late Robert Lowell Rowland on June 15, 1953, in Rock Island County, Ill., and went home to be with our Lord Nov. 22, 2011, at his home in West Plains. He was united in marriage Aug. 27, 1985, in Tallulah to Shirley Marie. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Rowland of the home, West Plains; his mother, Martha Louise Mellinger Rowland of Marshfield, Mo.; three children, Robin Row-

land of Memphis, Elizabeth Bell, husband Justin, of Quantico, Va., and Jeffrey Rowland of the family home, West Plains; four brothers, Robert Rowland, wife, Linda, of Olive Branch, James Rowland, wife, Michelle, of Marshfield, Steve Rowland, wife, Tina, of Vicksburg and Gary Rowland of Marshfield; and two grandchildren, Landon Bell, Quantico, and Destiny Rowland, Memphis. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lowell Terry W. Rowland Rowland. Terry was a beloved husband and eternal best friend, father, grandfather, music lover, musician (keyboards), vocalist, generous, warm-hearted, loving, caring and amazing man. He blessed them with his friendship, generosity, warmhearted and loving and caring nature. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and can be left at the funeral home.

Family visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, from 10 a.m. until noon, Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains.

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WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.

LOCAL FORECAST Friday-Saturday Sunny Friday, highs in the lower 70s; partly cloudy Friday night, chance of rain, lows near 50; partly sunny Saturday, chance of rain, highs in the lower 70s

Depot show two offices and a workroom for Main Street and a conference room that Main Street will share with the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. The VCVB’s offices will share the second floor with a portion of the transportation museum. Main Street and the VCVB in 2010 agreed to lease space in the depot from the city for 20 years at $500 a month for rent and utilities. The VCVB also agreed to pay $150,000 toward the city’s match of a $1.65 million Mississippi Department of Transportation grant to renovate the building. Mayor Paul Winfield said the $150,000 will be used to pay for the third-floor renovations. VCVB executive director Bill Seratt said the bureau is ready to move into the building as soon as the details are worked out with the city. “We are looking forward to moving into the historic depot,” Seratt said. Work on the depot restora-

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by the contractor’s insurance. In August, it approved a $23,000 supplemental agreement with Kenneth R. Thompson Jr. to repair flood damage to the depot that was not covered under the original agreement. City officials said the flood repair work had been filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement.

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear tonight, lows in the lower 40s Friday-Saturday Sunny Friday, highs in the lower 70s; partly cloudy Friday night, chance of rain, lows near 50; partly sunny Saturday, chance of rain, highs in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 71º Low/past 24 hours............... 43º Average temperature......... 57º Normal this date................... 54º Record low..............21º in 1970 Record high............80º in 1921 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.72 inches Total/year.............. 34.59 inches Normal/month......3.00 inches Normal/year...........3.14 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 4:19 A.M. Most active...............10:34 P.M. Active............................. 4:50 P.M. Most active................11:05 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 4:59 Sunset tomorrow............... 4:59 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:41

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 17.5 | Change: +2.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.7 | Change: +1.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.5 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.9 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.9 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.5 | Change: +0.02 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.0 River....................................64.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 33.7 Saturday................................. 34.1 Sunday.................................... 34.5 Memphis Friday....................................... 14.6 Saturday................................. 16.4 Sunday.................................... 17.5 Greenville Friday....................................... 29.3 Saturday................................. 30.8 Sunday.................................... 31.7 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 21.3 Saturday................................. 23.1 Sunday.................................... 24.6

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Friday’s Games ON TV college

Louisville at South Florida / 10 a.m. ESPN2

Boston College at Miami (Fla.) / 2:30 p.m. ABC

Iowa at Nebraska / 11 a.m. ABC

Pittsburgh at West Virginia / 6 p.m. ESPN

Arkansas at LSU / 1:30 p.m. CBS

California at Arizona State / 9:15 p.m. ESPN

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois / 10 a.m. ESPNU

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Bulldogs embrace Mullen’s smack talk By Brad Locke The Associated Press

NFL on TV Today’s Games 11:30 p.m. Fox - Green Bay at Detroit 3:15 p.m. CBS - Miami at Dallas 7:20 p.m. NFL Network San Francisco at Baltimore Preview/B4

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL Warren Central at Northwest Rankin Saturday, 2:30 p.m. VHS at Forest Hill Tuesday, 6 p.m. St. Aloysius vs. University Christian at Hillcrest Academy Tuesday, 4 p.m.

STARKVILLE — There is a method to everything Dan Mullen does, and that includes even smack talk. This being Egg Bowl week, the braggadocio is in full effect for Mullen and his Mississippi State team, which hosts Ole Miss on Saturday. The third-year coach established a tone for this rivalry in 2009 and has backed up every word. With a win on Saturday night, MSU can have three consecutive Egg Bowl wins for the first time in nearly 70 years since coach Allyn McKeen led the Bulldogs to four straight from 1939-42. Following last season’s 31-23 triumph, Mullen said

WC hosts Ridgeland Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. VHS at Florence Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

By Brett Martel The Associated Press

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - While the future of the rivalry is up in the air, this edition of the Lone Star State Showdown will be the final time Texas and Texas A&M will meet as Big 12 rivals. Preview/B3

Who’s hot KOUREY DAVIS

Warren Central basketball player has led the Vikings to four wins in a row, averaging 17 points per game this season.

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HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii head football coach Greg McMackin says he won’t discuss point-shaving allegations. He spoke to reporters after Wednesday’s practice only to say he’s directing questions to university spokeswoman Lynne Waters. Waters would not comment on whether the university will conduct a probe despite police saying there’s not enough information for a criminal investigation.

LOTTERY Due to early holiday deadlines, Wednesday’s Louisiana Lottery numbers were unavailable. Weekly results: B2

6 p.m., Saturday, ESPNU Ole Miss at Mississippi St. in the locker room, “We’re never losing to this team again.” His players believe him. “I think that’s true,” senior right tackle Addison Lawrence said. “I know we’re not going to lose this year. We’re not planning on it.” While such talk is not uncommon to rivalry games, Mullen has made it a point to distinguish Egg Bowl week from every other game week. One way of doing that is how he talks about it, and how he talks about Ole Miss — or as he calls it, ‘The School Up North.’

It’s an approach similar to that of Jackie Sherrill, who used to refer to MSU’s chief rival only as Mississippi. It’s a departure from the style of predecessor Sylvester Croom, who understood the rivalry but didn’t talk it up in the manner Mullen does. “The reason we do it is because we have to make sure our kids know that this game is different and our approach has to be different to this game,” Mullen said. “Within our program, by how we refer to their school and having a (countdown) clock in our locker room and all of those things, it changes the mindset of the players when you get to this week. “They know this is not just See Mullen, Page B3.

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Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen shouts instructions to his team this season.

Battle for the Golden Boot LSU, Arkansas battle for more than big trophy

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BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU cornerback Ron Brooks is aware that those who delight in BCS chaos are fantasizing about an Arkansas upset of the top-ranked Tigers Friday. Such chatter means little to him, though. “We don’t live in a fantasy world,” Brooks said. “We live in the real world and we don’t focus on what-ifs and possibilities and what could be.” While the unbeaten Tigers are showing no lack of respect for an Arkansas squad that has climbed to No. 3 in the national rankings, they’re also expressing supreme confidence in their ability to handle their high-stakes clash with the Razorbacks in the same way they’ve handled every other game this season. “We all have just one goal: Get to the national championship. And we don’t think

it would become one of a half-dozen or so one-loss teams hoping to find a way into the BCS national championship game in New Orleans on Jan. 9. Adding to the intrigue of the latest

anything can stop us from doing that but ourselves,” LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers said. If LSU were to lose,

Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt tries to wrap up LSU running back Terrence Magee this season. Top-ranked LSU takes on third-ranked Arkansas on Friday.

On TV 1:30 p.m. Friday, CBS Arkansas at LSU matchup is the fact that LSU has struggled against Arkansas in recent years, losing to the Razorbacks in three of the last four meetings, including a triple-overtime setback in 2007, when the Tigers were on their way to their last national title. Yet, the 2011 LSU team has been on a historic run of dominance. Not only are the Tigers 11-0 for the first time since 1958, but they’ve also won 10 games by doubledigit margins. Throw out LSU’s 9-6 overtime triumph at Alabama earlier this month, and the Tigers’ average margin of victory in their Se other 10 eL SU ,P ag eB 3.

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Meyer denies Buckeye rumors By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite numerous reports saying he’s all but set to become Ohio State’s next football coach, Urban Meyer said Wednesday that is not the case. “I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” the former Florida coach said in an ESPN release, where he is a college football analyst. “I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.” Several websites, TV stations and The Columbus Dispatch have reported that Meyer has reached an agreement in principle with Ohio State and, barring any lastminute problems, will be introduced as the Buckeyes’ coach next week. People within the athletic department and close to the team told The Associated Press the job has not been offered to Meyer and nothing has been completed.

Be grateful for all things on Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is the best of holidays. No gifts. No tree (except in the stores since the day after Halloween). No songs. Just the simple act of giving thanks for all of the blessings in your life. One of the best scenes from the Dustin Hoffman classic, “Little Big Man,” came when his adopted grandfather, Old Lodge Skins, played by Chief Dan George, is waiting to die and thanks the Great Spirit for everything. Yes, everything. The good and the bad. “Thank you for helpin’ me to become a warrior! Thank you for my victories and for my defeats! Thank you for my vision, and the blindness in which I saw further!” Old Lodge Skins was blinded, lost his sons in wars

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with the U.S. and was watching the Cheyenne people disappear, but yet, he still was thankful. That’s the attitude we should all have this day. We can all give thanks for the Bowl Championship Series, with its never-ending attempts to solve the myriad problems that sprout up from using computers rather than a playoff system to determine a national champion.

It isn’t perfect, but it gives us something to talk about. Ole Miss fans, give thanks for the Rebels’ awful implosion. Yes, you read that sentence right. If the Rebels hadn’t disintergrated like cardboard shoes on a rainy day, Houston Nutt might still be limping along as the Ole Miss coach with no upside and a berth in the Who-Gives-A-Rip.com Bowl. While paying him $5 million not to coach over the next few years isn’t exactly good money management, if the Rebels find the right guy to replace him, it will have been money well spent. But if they don’t find the right guy, Rebel fans will still win the party in the Grove and not much else. We can be thankful for the

NBA and its labor dispute. Otherwise, our nights on TNT and TBS and ESPN and ABC would be besmirched with bad basketball from overhyped stars who play for entertainment in the waytoo-long regular season and don’t turn it on until the playoffs. It’s just a shame that all of those whose jobs are dependent on the NBA — the security guards, concessions folks and locker room staff — are unemployed because billionaires and millionaires can’t figure out how to divy up a shrinking revenue pie. We can be thankful that the days of plodding, 13-10 slugfests in the NFL are largely by the wayside for good teams, thanks to rules that give all of the advantages to quarterbacks and wide

receivers and none to defensive backs. With the exception of Revis Island, life as a cornerback in the NFL is an endless procession of getting toasted or stopping the toasting and drawing a penalty flag. This overemphasis on the pass has made the highly-paid NFL tailback an endangered species. But seriously, there are plenty of things to be thankful for this holiday. Our families. Our armed forces, defending our nation and our interests around the globe. And living in the greatest country on the Earth, recession or no recession. •

Steve Wilson is sports editor of The Vicksburg Post. You can follow him on Twitter at vpsportseditor. He can be reached at 601-636-4545, ext. 142 or at swilson@vicksburgpost.com.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, South African Open (tape) 11 a.m. TGC - Australian PGA Championship (tape) 9:30 p.m. TGC - Mission Hills World Cup COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Old Spice Classic, first round, Texas Tech vs. Indiana St. 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Old Spice Classic, first round, Minnesota vs. DePaul 2 p.m. Versus - Battle 4 Atlantis, first round, UCF vs. Coll. of Charleston and UNC Asheville vs. Harvard 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 - 76 Classic, first round, Villanova vs. UC Riverside 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Old Spice Classic, first round, Dayton vs. Wake Forest 9 p.m. ESPN2 - Old Spice Classic, first round, Arizona St. vs. Fairfield 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 - 76 Classic, first round, Oklahoma vs. Washington St.

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NFL Bills RB Jackson out for Sunday’s game vs Jets ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson won’t play Sunday in New York against the Jets because of a leg injury. Jackson was ruled out by coach Chan Gailey on Wednesday because of a right calf injury sustained in Buffalo’s blowout loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Gailey also wasn’t optimistic when he was asked if Jackson would be back before the regular season ends. Jackson was limited to 17 yards on seven carries before getting hurt in the second half in Miami. He entered the game as the NFL’s leading rusher.

Injured Vick not practicing Wednesday PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick is not practicing Wednesday because of broken ribs, and it’s uncertain whether the Pro Bowl quarterback will play when the Philadelphia Eagles host New England on Sunday. Vick broke his two lower ribs on the second play of the Eagles’ 21-17 loss to Arizona on Nov. 13 and missed last Sunday’s 17-10 win at the New York Giants. Vince Young filled in and threw two touchdown passes. Eagles coach Andy Reid says Vick threw a little on Tuesday and that he’s “getting better” but is “not there yet.” Wide receiver DeSean Jackson also won’t practice because of a bruised foot.

Auto racing RCR gives Harvick new crew chief CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Childress predicted at the start of the season one of his drivers would win NASCAR’s championship. So after falling short for a second consecutive season, Kevin Harvick will have a new crew in 2012. Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday that Shane Wilson will replace Gil Martin as crew chief of Harvick’s No. 29 team. Martin, who had been Harvick’s crew chief since May 2009, was moved to director of team operations.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nov. 24 1904 — Fullback Sam McAllester is thrown for a touchdown to give Tennessee a 7-0 victory over Alabama. McAllester, wearing a wide leather belt with handles sewn on the side, is repeatedly thrown by two teammates over the line of scrimmage, including the only touchdown of the game. 1960 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors sets an NBA record with 55 rebounds in a 132129 loss to the Boston Celtics. 1977 — Miami’s Bob Griese throws for six touchdowns in a 55-14 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions. 1990 — BYU’s Ty Detmer passes for 560 yards and five touchdowns to set an NCAA record for yards passing in a season in a 45-10 rout of Utah State. Detmer’s 4,869 yards breaks the record of 4,699 set a year earlier by Houston’s Andre Ware.

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New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference W L Georgia..........................7 1 South Carolina..............6 2 Florida............................3 5 Vanderbilt......................2 6 Tennessee.....................1 6 Kentucky........................1 6

All Games W L 9 2 9 2 6 5 5 6 5 6 4 7

West

Conference W L LSU................................7 0 Alabama........................6 1 Arkansas........................6 1 Auburn...........................4 3 Mississippi St..............1 6 Ole Miss.......................0 7

All Games W L 11 0 10 1 10 1 7 4 5 6 2 9

Conference W L Southern Miss.............5 2 East Carolina.................4 3 Marshall.........................4 3 UAB...............................3 5 UCF...............................2 5 Memphis........................1 6

All Games W L 9 2 5 6 5 6 3 8 4 7 2 9

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................7 0 11 0 Tulsa..............................7 0 8 3 SMU...............................4 3 6 5 Rice...............................3 4 4 7 UTEP.............................2 5 5 6 Tulane............................1 7 2 10 Friday’s Games Houston at Tulsa, 11 a.m. UTEP at UCF, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Rice at SMU, 11 a.m. East Carolina at Marshall, 2:30 p.m. UAB at FAU, 3 p.m. Memphis at Southern Miss, 3 p.m. Tulane at Hawaii, 10 p.m. ———

SWAC Eastern

Conference W L Jackson St...................7 2 Alabama A&M...............7 2 Alabama St....................7 2 Alcorn St......................1 8 MVSU............................1 8

All Games W L 9 2 8 3 7 3 2 8 1 10

Western

Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................5 3 6 4 Ark-Pine Bluff................5 4 6 5 Prairie View...................5 4 5 6 Southern U....................4 4 4 6 Texas Southern.............2 7 4 7 Today’s Game Tuskegee at Alabama St., 3 p.m. Saturday’s Game Grambling St. vs. Southern U. at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1 p.m.

nfl W New England...... 7 N.Y. Jets............. 5 Buffalo................ 5 Miami.................. 3 South W Houston.............. 7 Tennessee.......... 5 Jacksonville........ 3 Indianapolis........ 0 W Baltimore............ 7 Pittsburgh........... 7 Cincinnati............ 6 Cleveland............ 4 W Oakland.............. 6 Denver................ 5 San Diego.......... 4 Kansas City........ 4

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PA 203 217 253 186

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PA 166 195 180 300

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PA 228 213 268 286

NATIONAL CONFERENCE W Dallas.................. 6 N.Y. Giants......... 6 Philadelphia........ 4 Washington......... 3 W New Orleans...... 7 Atlanta................ 6 Tampa Bay......... 4 Carolina.............. 2 W Green Bay.......... 10 Detroit................. 7 Chicago.............. 7 Minnesota........... 2 W San Francisco.... 9 Seattle................ 4 Arizona............... 3 St. Louis............. 2

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Att Com Yds Brady, NWE................... 387 253 3266 Schaub, HOU................. 292 178 2479 Roethlisberger, PIT........ 354 224 2877 Hasselbeck, TEN........... 337 206 2357 Mat. Moore, MIA............ 187 119 1319 J. Campbell, OAK.......... 165 100 1170 Fitzpatrick, BUF.............. 330 210 2285 Rivers, SND................... 383 237 3023 Sanchez, NYJ................ 338 193 2333 Dalton, CIN..................... 332 197 2239

Yds 941 934 740 686 663 658 634 614 599 580

Int 10 6 9 8 5 4 14 17 10 12

Avg 4.44 5.49 4.33 5.62 4.20 4.73 3.80 5.43 4.31 4.46

LG TD 41 5 80t 6 42t 6 27t 3 59 8 60t 3 39t 4 70t 4 44 5 36 3

Yds Avg 1028 13.9 805 14.4 747 13.8 922 17.4 513 10.1 750 15.6 616 12.8

LG TD 99t 6 52t 10 46 2 95t 6 52 2 52t 4 57 4

Receivers

No Welker, NWE................... 74 R. Gronkowski, NWE...... 56 B. Marshall, MIA............. 54 M. Wallace, PIT.............. 53 R. Rice, BAL................... 51 Bowe, KAN...................... 48 N. Washington, TEN....... 48

TD 25 15 16 14 7 6 16 15 14 15

Touchdowns

TD Rush Rec Ret R. Gronkowski, NWE...... 10 0 10 0 R. Rice, BAL................... 10 8 2 0 Decker, DEN.................... 8 0 7 1 A. Foster, HOU................ 8 6 2 0 V. Jackson, SND.............. 7 0 7 0 Burress, NYJ.................... 6 0 6 0 M. Bush, OAK.................. 6 5 1 0 Chandler, BUF................. 6 0 6 0 A.. Green, CIN................. 6 0 6 0 F. Jackson, BUF.............. 6 6 0 0

Pts 60 60 48 48 42 36 36 36 36 36

NFC

Week 11

Quarterbacks Att Com Yds A. Rodgers, GBY........... 329 238 3168 Brees, NOR.................... 422 299 3326 Romo, DAL..................... 346 223 2800 E. Manning, NYG........... 355 220 2952 Ale. Smith, SNF............. 274 171 1976 Stafford, DET................. 398 244 2843 Cutler, CHI..................... 314 182 2319 M. Ryan, ATL................. 360 219 2625 McNabb, MIN................. 156 94 1026 C. Newton, CAR............ 365 219 2885

TD 31 23 19 18 13 25 13 15 4 12

Int 4 11 7 9 4 10 7 10 2 14

Rushers Att Yds Avg L. McCoy, PHL............... 188 1019 5.42 Forte, CHI....................... 186 926 4.98 M. Turner, ATL............... 200 888 4.44 A. Peterson, MIN........... 186 872 4.69 Gore, SNF...................... 189 870 4.60 S. Jackson, STL............. 155 749 4.83 Murray, DAL................... 125 747 5.98 B. Wells, ARI.................. 154 621 4.03 M. Lynch, SEA............... 156 595 3.81 Blount, TAM................... 118 541 4.58

LG TD 60 10 46 3 61 8 54 11 55 5 47t 4 91t 2 39 7 47 6 54t 4

Receivers

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

Week 11

Att Jones-Drew, JAC........... 212 F. Jackson, BUF............ 170 A. Foster, HOU.............. 171 Be. Tate, HOU............... 122 R. Rice, BAL.................. 158 McGahee, DEN.............. 139 Benson, CIN................... 167 D. McFadden, OAK........ 113 M. Bush, OAK................ 139 Ry. Mathews, SND........ 130

CONFERENCE USA East Division

College

NFL Leaders AFC

Rushers

Friday’s Game Arkansas at LSU, 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Georgia at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Kentucky, 11:20 p.m. Alabama at Auburn, 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Florida St. at Florida, 6 p.m. Clemson at South Carolina, 6:45 p.m. ———

Football on TV

Pct 1.000 .700 .700 .200

PF 355 301 268 200

PA 212 219 207 271

Pct .900 .400 .300 .200

PF 256 168 190 120

PA 145 209 236 247

Nov. 20 Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26 Oakland 27, Minnesota 21 Detroit 49, Carolina 35 Dallas 27, Washington 24, OT Cleveland 14, Jacksonville 10 Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24 Miami 35, Buffalo 8 San Francisco 23, Arizona 7 Seattle 24, St. Louis 7 Chicago 31, San Diego 20 Atlanta 23, Tennessee 17 Philadelphia 17, N.Y. Giants 10 Open: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh Nov. 21 New England 34, Kansas City 3 Today’s Games Green Bay at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. Miami at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 7:20 p.m. Sunday’s Games Arizona at St. Louis, noon Tampa Bay at Tennessee, noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, noon Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, noon Houston at Jacksonville, noon Carolina at Indianapolis, noon Minnesota at Atlanta, noon Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.

No J. Graham, NOR............. 62 Sproles, NOR.................. 60 Ca. Johnson, DET.......... 59 St. Smith, CAR................ 56 R. White, ATL................. 54 G. Jennings, GBY........... 53 Witten, DAL..................... 52 T. Gonzalez, ATL............ 50 Pettigrew, DET................ 50 F. Davis, WAS................ 49

Yds 873 448 974 992 710 761 670 561 435 636

Avg 14.1 7.5 16.5 17.7 13.1 14.4 12.9 11.2 8.7 13.0

LG TD 59 6 36 3 73t 11 77t 5 43 3 79t 7 64 5 30 7 27 3 40 2

Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret L. McCoy, PHL................ 12 10 2 0 A. Peterson, MIN............ 12 11 1 0 Ca. Johnson, DET.......... 11 0 11 0 J. Nelson, GBY................ 9 0 9 0 C. Newton, CAR.............. 9 9 0 0 M. Turner, ATL................. 8 8 0 0 T. Gonzalez, ATL............. 7 0 7 0 G. Jennings, GBY............ 7 0 7 0 7 0 0 B. Wells, ARI.................... 7

prep football MHSAA playoffs Friday

All games start at 7 p.m.

Semifinals Class 6A Madison Central at Olive Branch Petal at Meridian

Class 5A Starkville at Ridgeland Pearl River Central at Picayune

Class 4A Lafayette at Amory Laurel at Quitman

Class 3A East Side at Charleston Seminary at Hazlehurst

Class 2A West Bolivar at Calhoun City East Marion at Bassfield

Class 1A Vardaman at Shaw Cathedral at Noxapater

MAIS playoffs

State Championship games at Millsaps College

Tank McNamara

Pts 72 72 66 54 54 48 42 42 42

Today’s Game 7 p.m. ESPN - Texas at Texas A&M Friday’s Games 10 a.m. ESPNU - Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois 10 a.m. ESPN2 - Louisville at South Florida 11 a.m. ABC - Iowa at Nebraska 1:30 p.m. CBS - Arkansas at LSU 2:30 p.m. ABC - Boston College at Miami (Fla.) 6 p.m. ESPN - Pittsburgh at West Virginia 9:15 p.m. ESPN - California at Arizona State Saturday’s Games 11 a.m. FX - Iowa State at Oklahoma 11 a.m. ESPN - Georgia at Georgia Tech 11 a.m. Big Ten Network - Michigan State at Northwestern 11 a.m. ABC - Ohio State at Michigan 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Rutgers at Connecticut 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Tennessee at Kentucky 2:30 p.m. CBS - Alabama at Auburn 2:30 p.m. ABC - Virginia Tech at Virginia 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Oregon State at Oregon 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Penn State at Wisconsin 2:30 p.m. Big Ten Network - Purdue at Indiana 2:30 p.m. ESPNU - Vanderbilt at Wake Forest 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida State at Florida 6 p.m. ESPNU - Ole Miss at Mississippi State 6:30 p.m. Versus - Washington State at Washington 6:45 p.m. ESPN - Clemson at South Carolina 7 p.m. ABC - Notre Dame at Stanford

NFL Today’s Games 11:30 p.m. Fox - Green Bay at Detroit 3:15 p.m. CBS - Miami at Dallas 7:20 p.m. NFL Network - San Francisco at Baltimore Sunday’s Games Noon Fox - Minnesota at Atlanta Noon CBS - Buffalo at New York Jets 4:15 p.m. CBS - New England at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBC - Pittsburgh at Kansas City Monday’s Game 7:30 p.m. ESPN - New York Giants at New Orleans Class A Tri-County vs. Riverfield, 12:30 p.m.

Class AA Simpson vs River Oaks, 5:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Fared

1. North Carolina (4-0) beat Tennessee State 10269. Next: vs. South Carolina, Friday. 2. Kentucky (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Radford, Wednesday. 3. Ohio State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. VMI, Wednesday. 4. UConn (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. UNC Asheville, today. 5. Syracuse (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Wednesday. 6. Duke (6-0) beat No. 15 Michigan 82-75. Next: vs. No. 14 Kansas, Wednesday. 7. Louisville (4-0) beat Arkansas State 54-27. Next: vs. Ohio, Friday. 8. Memphis (2-1) beat Tennessee 99-97, 2OT. Next: vs. Georgetown, Wednesday. 9. Baylor (4-0) beat South Carolina State 70-50. Next: vs. Texas-Arlington, Wednesday. 10. Florida (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Jacksonville, Friday. 11. Wisconsin (4-0) beat UMKC 77-31. Next: vs. Bradley, Friday. 12. Xavier (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Georgia, Friday. 13. Alabama (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Alabama A&M, Wednesday. 14. Kansas (3-1) beat UCLA 72-56. Next: vs. No. 6 Duke, Wednesday. 15. Michigan (4-1) lost to No. 6 Duke 82-75. Next: vs. UCLA, Wednesday. 16. Marquette (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Jacksonville, Monday. 17. Pittsburgh (3-1) beat La Salle 73-69. Next: at Pennsylvania, Friday. 18. Vanderbilt (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Monmouth (NJ), Friday. 19. Gonzaga (3-0) did not play. Next: vs. Western Michigan, Saturday. 20. California (4-1) lost to No. 21 Missouri 92-53. Next: vs. Denver, Saturday. 21. Missouri (5-0) beat No. 20 California 92-53. Next: vs. Binghamton, Sunday. 22. Florida State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. UMass, today. 23. Arizona (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. San Diego State, Wednesday. 24. Mississippi State (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. UT-Martin, Friday. 25. Texas A&M (3-1) did not play. Next: vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Saturday.

Mississippi college basketball schedule

Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Southern Miss vs. UC-Irvine, at Anchorage, Alaska, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Miami at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Tougaloo at Freed Hardeman, 5 p.m. Jackson St. at North Florida, 6 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. Alcorn St. at Tulane, 7 p.m. Southern Miss vs. Central Michigan or New Mexico St., at Anchorage, Alaska, TBA Mississippi Valley St. vs. TBA, at Las Vegas, TBA Saturday’s Games Mississippi College at Texas Lutherna, 3 p.m. San Diego at Alcorn St., 4:30 p.m. Ouachita Baptist at Delta St., 6 p.m. Tougaloo at Union University, 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. vs. TBA, at Las Vegas, TBA

SEC schedule

Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games

Miami at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida, 6 p.m. Georgia at Xavier, 7 p.m. Nicholls St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. UT Martin at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. South Carolina at North Carolina, 9 p.m. Monmouth at Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Portland at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Grambling at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games North Texas at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. VCU at Alabama, 8:30 p.m.

C-USA schedule

Today’s Games UCF vs. College of Charleston, 1 p.m. UC Irvine vs. Southern Miss, 11:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Northern Iowa at Rice, 5 p.m. Marshall at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Alcorn State at Tulane, 7 p.m. UAB at Wichita State, 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chowan at East Carolina, noon Iowa State at Rice, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Tulane, 7 p.m. TCU at Houston, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Missouri State, 7:05 p.m. SFA at UTEP, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Georgia Southern at SMU, 2 p.m. UT-Martin at UAB, 3 p.m. San Diego at Tulane, TBA

SWAC schedule

Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Longwood vs. Prairie View, noon Florida A&M vs. Southern, noon Alcorn State at Tulane, 7 p.m. Jackson State at North Florida, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Diego vs. Alcorn State, 4:30 p.m. Texas Southern at IUPUI, 7 p.m. Grambling State at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alcorn State vs. New Orleans, 7 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-9 La. Pick 4: 5-6-5-3 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-9-8 La. Pick 4: 0-8-7-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-4 La. Pick 4: 1-3-1-4 Wednesday’s drawing Due to early holiday deadlines, Wednesday’s Louisiana Lottery numbers are unavailable. Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-6 La. Pick 4: 2-7-1-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-6 La. Pick 4: 3-7-6-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-0 La. Pick 4: 7-9-3-1 Easy 5: 4-8-13-32-35 La. Lotto: 4-6-7-11-35-38 Powerball: 9-16-17-28-30 Powerball: 11; Power play: 3

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college football

Big games on tap in SEC’s final week Tide, Tiger QBs make GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has played significant games every week for the last six seasons. This week might be bigger than any of the others. Yes, the league that has won five consecutive national championships and had a regular-season matchup dubbed “The Game of the Century” earlier this month has as many meaningful games this weekend as any weekend in recent years. In addition to Arkansas-LSU, which will help determine the Western Division race, the league has renowned rivalries on tap, long winning streaks at stake and plenty of postseason implications on the line. The No. 3 Razorbacks and the top-ranked Tigers get the weekend started Friday with a game that has turned out to be as relevant to the conference and national championship pictures as the much-hyped LSU-Alabama game three weeks ago. LSU can secure a spot in the SEC title game with a victory. The Razorbacks need to win and have Auburn upset No. 2 Alabama the following day to definitely reach Atlanta. And there are several scenarios involving the Bowl Championship Series national title game, including the premise that the game could pit two SEC teams that don’t even play for the league crown. “I have to be real honest with you. I have not been able to internalize any of that,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “I can tell you one thing. We’re going to play this very talented team in our stadium.” The winner of the Iron Bowl, the annual in-state rivalry game between Alabama and Auburn, has won the last two national championships and could be a factor again. “I feel like all SEC teams and rivalries are kind of like this,” Crimson Tide linebacker Dont’a Hightower said. “You get all the energy up for that game, and then you win that game, you go off and have so much steam so you go off to the SEC championship and then the national championship.” It doesn’t work like that

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Tennessee running back Tauren Poole leaps for a touchdown against Vanderbilt this season. Both Tennessee and Vanderbilt need victories on Saturday to become bowl-eligible.

SEC on TV Friday’s Games 1:30 p.m. CBS - Arkansas at LSU Saturday’s Games 11:21 a.m. WJTV - Tennessee at Kentucky 2:30 p.m. CBS - Alabama at everywhere. Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt all need wins to become bowl eligible. The Volunteers (5-6) play at Kentucky (4-7), a team they have beaten 26 times in a row. It’s the longest active winning streak in the country in an annually played series. “I expect for Kentucky to come out and try to be spoilers for us,” Vols defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. “They don’t have a bowl game, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to play

Auburn 2:30 p.m. ESPNU - Vanderbilt at Wake Forest 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida State at Florida 6 p.m. ESPNU - Ole Miss at Mississippi State 6:45 p.m. ESPN - Clemson at South Carolina for. They can kind of say, ‘Oh yeah, we didn’t go to a bowl game but neither did Tennessee because we beat them. ...’ “We can’t take Kentucky lightly because, if we do, they’ll beat us. They’ll be happy they beat us and we’ll be sad because we’ll be sitting at home in December.” The Bulldogs (5-6) host instate rival Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. The teams have one SEC victory between them this season, making this the least attractive matchup, but Mississippi State desperately

wants to make back-to-back bowl games for the first time in more than a decade. Ole Miss, meanwhile, has lost 13 consecutive conference games but would love to send fired coach Houston Nutt out on a positive note. “A lot of the guys had a little extra bounce this week,” Nutt said. Vanderbilt (5-6) has made a bowl game just once since 1982. The Commodores lost close games to Georgia, Arkansas, Florida and Tennessee this season, leaving them with a must-win scenario against Wake Forest. “More than ever, it’s a onegame season,” Vandy defensive tackle Rob Lohr said. “We have to win this in order to go to a bowl game. We have to be ready.” Assuming the league gets two spots in the BCS for the sixth consecutive season, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt would need wins for the conference to fill all of its bowl slots. No. 13 Georgia, No. 14 South Carolina and Florida have just as much to play for Saturday. The Bulldogs (9-2), the SEC East champs who have a chance to wreak havoc on the national championship picture next weekend in Atlanta, have won nine in a row and are looking to maintain that momentum against Georgia Tech. The Gamecocks (9-2) already have made school history by winning nine games in consecutive years for the first time. They can add to that accomplishment by winning a third straight game against rival Clemson for the first time since 1970, and by winning 10 games for just the second time in school history (1983). “Conference play is important, but at the end of the year, this turns into the biggest game,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said. “If you’re not in a conference championship game, this becomes the biggest game of the year for us.” Florida (6-5) can say the same thing about its in-state rivalry game against Florida State. The Gators have dropped five of their last seven games.

Longhorns try to fix offensive woes AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With the end of the TexasTexas A&M rivalry coming up on Thanksgiving night, Longhorns players would have preferred to talk Monday about their favorite memories in the historic series. Instead it was more of the same: What’s wrong with the offense? After scoring just one touchdown in back-to-back losses, Texas looks ready to make its fourth quarterback change of the season in search of some kind of spark tonight against the Aggies. Sophomore Case McCoy, who started three games earlier this season, is now listed above freshman David Ash on the depth chart. Ash struggled for the second straight game and had two more turnovers in a 17-13 loss to Kansas State and was pulled for McCoy in the third quarter. Officially, McCoy and Ash were listed as “or” on the depth chart, and coach Mack Brown insisted no decision has been made on who will start. That will depend on who practices well in a short week and what plays the Longhorns plan to use early, Brown said. Still, it’s a question Brown hoped to have left behind a long time ago. He had even joked over the summer that if Texas was still unsettled at quarterback at Thanksgiving, he’d likely be out of a job and off driving trucks somewhere. “Did I say that? There’s no way I’d have been stupid enough to say that,” Brown said with a wink. “I don’t think I could drive a truck anyway.”

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Texas quarterback David Ash takes a snap against Texas Tech this season.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN Texas at Texas A&M Quarterback problems have been the focus of the Longhorns’ struggles for two years. Last season’s starter, Garrett Gilbert, threw 17 interceptions. He was pulled in the second game this season, had shoulder surgery, and announced he would transfer. McCoy went 2-1 as a starter but was supplanted by Ash after a loss to Oklahoma. Ash

is 2-3 is a starter and has had a problem with turnovers. “Quarterback is the most important player on your football team,” Brown said. The problems on offense were glaring in the last two weeks while the defense played good enough to win. Texas held Kansas State to 121 total yards but still lost because the offense, once again, couldn’t find the end zone against a competent defense. When Texas bashed Kansas and Texas Tech, the Longhorns piled up huge yards rushing against two of the worst defenses in the

country. Freshman tailbacks Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron both returned from injures to play against Kansas State but were mostly ineffective. Freshman wide receiver Jaxon Shipley missed his third game in a row and still ranks second on the team in catches and yards. Texas players insist there is none of the same finger pointing between the offense and defense that happened last season when Texas went 5-7 and missed a bowl game for the first time in 13 years. “We’ve matured as a team,” senior linebacker Emmanuel Acho said. “We know the offense will get there. We have to trust that.” Acho said the defense has taken on the mindset that “we have to get a shutout.” That’s a tall order against an Aggies offense that scored 61 points last week against Kansas but may have lost top running back Cyrus Gray to a shoulder injury. Whichever quarterback gets the start will be walking into a wild atmosphere Thanksgiving night at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. The stadium already has a reputation as one of the rowdiest in college football. Nothing would be sweeter for Aggie fans than to leave the Big 12 for the SEC by beating Texas on their way out the door. Texas players remember beating Nebraska last season in the last matchup before the Cornhuskers left for the Big Ten, a symbolic kick out the door. “That scoreboard is going to be remembered,” Acho said. “We know that.”

first Iron Bowl starts AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — AJ McCarron and Clint Moseley have a combined four state titles to their credit. Now, the sophomore quarterbacks will vie for the one that really matters throughout Alabama. McCarron has guided No. 2 Alabama into Saturday’s Iron Bowl with Auburn in position to contend for a national championship. Moseley is a small-town product who took over the Tigers’ starting job in midseason and now gets his first shot in the game that most of the state will be tuned into. “I never thought I would be here,” Moseley said. “I can’t really think of many who would’ve ever guessed that I’d get this opportunity besides my mom and my dad. It’s crazy if you think about it. “It’s not going to be as overwhelming as people from Leroy might think. Or anybody else thinking this (Class) 2A quarterback is probably going to be overwhelmed.” Moseley is the clear underdog passer in this game. He led Leroy High School, in a town of some 1,000 residents, to three straight titles in the state’s second-smallest classification. McCarron guided St. Paul’s to a championship in the second-biggest class, 5A, beating a team led by onetime Auburn starter Barrett Trotter in the finals. He has been a steady quarterback for a team that is powered by defense and the running game. Often overlooked given that formula, McCarron is actually the SEC’s No. 3 passer with 2,216 yards and 13 touchdowns against five interceptions. “I think he has done a very

Clint Moseley

A. J. McCarron

good job of managing the offense, providing leadership for the offense,” Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said. “He’s made a lot of good throws — a lot of good throws. We’re pleased with the progress that he has made.” Unlike Moseley, McCarron does have Iron Bowl experience of a sort. He came into the game in the final minute of last year’s 28-27 Auburn win after Greg McElroy went down with a concussion. The result was four straight incompletions but at least a measure of Iron Bowl seasoning. “In situations like that, you definitely grow as a player,” Tide wide receiver Brandon Gibson said. “He was a young guy last year, and he’s still a young guy this year, but he’s definitely come around through 11 games and gotten a lot better. He’s matured into a great player, and he’ll mature even more as the seasons come.” Moseley hasn’t had 11 starts to grow up, he’s had four. That includes two home wins and blowout losses at No. 1 LSU and No. 13 Georgia. If he had enough attempts, his passing rating would be third in the SEC. However, the Tigers essentially have one consistent wide receiver in Emory Blake and rank 10th in the SEC in passing yards per game (161.7).

LSU Continued from Page B1. games is 30.4 points. That includes a 13-point victory over Oregon on a neutral field (Dallas) and a 26-point victory at West Virginia. “We play the style of football that, if we do what we are capable (of), it makes it very difficult on our opponents,” coach Les Miles said. “We move the ball efficiently without turnovers. Our defense does not allow an opponent to go down the field routinely. They get turnovers. ... It does not surprise me that we have been able to

have success.” LSU has won its home games by an average of 34.4 points this season, and its overall winning streak in Death Valley stands at 16 games, dating to the middle of the 2009 season. That might explain why the Tigers do not seem all that nervous about the prospect of hosting the third-ranked team in the nation. “We’ve played top 5 teams, top 15 teams, it doesn’t matter,” LSU offensive guard Will Blackwell said.

Mullen Continued from Page B1. the next game on the schedule. This is a different game.” The players have embraced Mullen’s brash approach. They talk like him, speaking of how the Bulldogs will win this game. “It’s a matter of swagger, confidence, and if you have that, it kind of translates and trickles down to your team,” Lawrence said. He later added, “I think heating it up can only make it funner. It just adds to it, makes it more exciting.”

Lawrence’s brother, linebacker Cam Lawrence, said Mullen’s verbal sparring adds no extra pressure on the players to win the Egg Bowl. “That’s part of a rivalry game,” he said. Melvin Smith has been on both sides of the rivalry. The cornerbacks coach is in the sixth season of his second tenure at MSU — he also coached here from 1995-2001 — and he was an Ole Miss assistant from 1992-94.

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Harbaugh brothers set to make history on Thanksgiving night

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers have thrived this season because they are physical, relentless and combative. Just like their coaches. The no-holds barred sibling rivalry between John and Jim Harbaugh moves to the national stage on Thanksgiving night, when they make NFL history by becoming the first brothers to compete on opposite sidelines as head coaches. John Harbaugh is seeking to take the Ravens (7-3) to the playoffs for the fourth time in as many years at the helm. Jim Harbaugh has turned the 49ers (9-1) into Super Bowl contenders in his rookie year as an NFL coach by instilling his unyielding work ethic into a workmanlike offense and the

league’s stingiest defense (14.5 points per game). The brothers received much of their football knowledge from their John father, Jack, a Harbaugh longtime college coach. Their competitive spirit was honed during endless duels in almost every game imaginable — including a few they invented just so they could butt heads for boasting purposes. “We would play tennis-ball basketball on a coat hanger rim,” big brother John recalled. “We were throwing balls between tree branches, I guess, throwing snowballs against trees. It was whatever we could think of.”

Sometimes, things got a bit out of hand. “We have never had a fight as adults, maybe since we were 25 or something,” John said. “But we had some knockdown drag-outs when we were younger. I can remember my mom screaming, wailing and crying, ‘You’re brothers! You are not supposed to act like this!’ There are probably a lot of mothers out there that can relate to that.” John, 49, and Jim, 47, aren’t the only pair of brothers who have dueled while growing up. They are, however, poised to become the only ones to take that competition into an NFL game as head coaches. “It goes back to how hard both of them worked to get to where they’re at today,” said Joani Crean, their younger sister. “Nobody said, ‘Oh,

Lions ready to test Packers DETROIT (AP) — The last time Aaron Rodgers and the Packers came to Detroit, they looked like anything but Super Bowl contenders. Of course, the Green Bay quarterback has a perfectly valid explanation for why the Lions slowed him down. “They gave me a concussion,” Rodgers said. Rodgers recovered from that jarring December loss, leading the Packers to a Super Bowl title, but the way the Lions shut down their NFC North rivals still resonates. This trip to Detroit to face Ndamukong Suh on Thanksgiving could be the toughest remaining test of the regular season for the unbeaten Packers. “Another game, another opportunity to get after another great team,” said Suh, Detroit’s imposing defensive tackle. “They’re a great offense, and one that’s very potent.” It’s hard to imagine now, but the Packers were actually in danger of missing the playoffs after they lost 7-3 in Detroit last season. Rodgers left with a concussion toward the end of the second quarter, but Green Bay was sputtering even while he was in the game. Rodgers missed the following week’s game, a loss to New England, but the Packers have won 16 straight since. Green Bay (10-0) hasn’t been held under 21 points this season, and Rodgers has thrown 31 touchdown passes with only four interceptions. The Lions (7-3) face a daunting task if they’re going to end their seven-game Thanksgiving losing streak. The last time they won their traditional holiday game was in 2003, when they intercepted Brett Favre three times in a 22-14 victory

NFL on TV Today’s Games 11:30 p.m. Fox - Green Bay at Detroit 3:15 p.m. CBS - Miami at Dallas 7:20 p.m. NFL Network San Francisco at Baltimore Sunday’s Games Noon Fox - Minnesota at Atlanta Noon CBS - Buffalo at New York Jets 4:15 p.m. CBS - New England at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. NBC - Pittsburgh at Kansas City over Green Bay. “We want to make sure that the players understand the tradition of this game, its importance to the city, its place in the history of the National Football League,” Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said. “When you wake up downtown and they’re setting up for the parade, I mean, it’s not just a normal day. Thanksgiving in Detroit is different than other cities.” This entire year has been different so far for the Lions. Their resurgence actually began with that victory over Green Bay, the start of a four-game winning streak to end last season. Detroit also won its first five games this season. The Lions beat the Packers last year with third-string quarterback Drew Stanton. Now, starter Matthew Stafford is healthy. He’s started every game this season, throwing 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Detroit had lost three of four and trailed 24-7 in the first half

last weekend against Carolina, but Stafford rallied the Lions with five touchdown passes, and they won 49-35. Because of injuries, Stafford has faced Green Bay only once in his career, throwing four interceptions against the Packers in a 34-12 loss on Thanksgiving of 2009 — his rookie season. “It’s special,” Stafford said. “It’s a challenge for us. It’s a challenge for Green Bay, everybody playing on Thanksgiving that played last Sunday. ... It’s a special one for us. We’ve got the 10-0 Packers coming in.” Green Bay can already think about locking up a playoff spot. In fact, the Packers can clinch one this week if they win and a couple other things break right. Coach Mike McCarthy says trying to extend this undefeated run is no burden. “I don’t think you need to hide from it. We really keep it simple here and focus on winning games.”

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates with tight end Vernon Davis (85) after a touchdown this season. Harbaugh and the 49ers will take on Baltimore tonight. you’re Jack Harbaugh’s son, why don’t you come do this job?’ They both started out in their professions at the bottom rung, so to speak. They both worked their way up.” Their players know how

important this game is to each brother. “They’re both competitive. We’re competitive as a team,” 49ers running back Frank Gore said. “Baltimore has a great team — they’ve been

playing great ball for a while. Now we’re doing our thing, so it should be a great game.” Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said, “We really want to win it bad for (John).”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Something to Talk About� — A Southern woman, Julia Roberts, causes trouble for many after learning of her husband’s, Dennis Quaid, infidelity./7 on TVGN n SPORTS College football — It could be the final game in an ages-old Lone Star State Showdown as Texas battles SEC-bound Texas A&M./7 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Mentalist� — Members of the Northern California Symphony Orchestra are quesJulia Roberts tioned after a young violinist is shot to death; Cho crosses paths with a pickpocket./9 on CBS

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Johnny Carver, country singer, 71; Pete Best, drummer, 70; Billy Connolly, actor-comedian, 69; Lee Michaels, singer, 66; Terry Lewis, record producer, 55; Ruben Santiago-Hudson, actor, 55; Denise Crosby, actress, 54; Colin Hanks, actor, 34; Katherine Heigl, actress, 33. n DEATH Paul Motian — A longtime jazz drummer and composer has died in New York City at 80. Friend and tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano said Motian died Tuesday at a Manhattan hospital due to complications of a bone marrow disorder. Motian had an uncanny sense of time that influenced a generation of musicians. He came to prominence as a member of Bill Evans’ trio in the late 1950s, playing on landmark recordings such as “Waltz for Debby� and “Sunday at the Village Vanguard.� He also had longtime partnerships with pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Charlie Hayden and guitarist Bill Frisell. His repertoire included originals, American songbook standards and bebop.

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Gibb says he’s getting better from illness Bee Gee Robin Gibb said on his website that he is recovering from a serious illness. The star says he has been “very unwell� but is now “on the road to recovery.� Gibb’s extremely gaunt appearance and the cancellation of several public appearances have sparked fears that he is seriously ill. He was hospitalized last month with colon inflammation Robin and other problems but has been discharged. Gibb The 61-year-old Gibb thanked his fans Wednesday for their messages of support. He said he was grateful for their prayers and good wishes. The Bee Gees have sold millions of records and are best known for the “Saturday Night Fever� soundtrack which includes the hit “Stayin’ Alive.�

Billboard honoring Minaj as rising star Nicki Minaj will have another moment to savor from her super year: Billboard is honoring her as its rising star of 2011. She is slated to get the honor at Billboard’s “Women in Music� event Dec. 2 in New York City. Minaj said Wednesday she was “deeply honored to be recognized by Billboard.� She said she and her fans have come a “mighty long Nicki way� but are not close to where “God will take Minaj us.� The rapper and singer has emerged as one of music’s most popular entertainers since releasing her debut album “Pink Friday� late last year. Her hits include “Super Bass� and “Moment 4 Life.� She’ll have one of her biggest fans on hand as well: Taylor Swift is also being honored as the woman of the year.

Willis asking $15M for Idaho home “Die Hard� movie star Bruce Willis is asking $15 million for his Idaho home complete with a guesthouse, gym and pool with water slides. Willis’ property in Hailey’s Flying Heart subdivision is up for sale because he hasn’t been able to spend much time in the area. This is just part of Willis’ plans to pare his ties to the region. Bruce He’s also trying to unload The Mint bar and Willis nightclub on Hailey’s Main Street after dropping the price to $4.5 million, from $6 million when it went on the market last year. Willis and former wife, Demi Moore, became part of the celebrity scene in the Sun Valley area during the 1990s. Willis still owns a ski area, Soldier Mountain, west of Hailey.

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Prof can’t demand snacks from students A California university professor can no longer demand snacks from students taking his psychology classes. Sacramento State professor George Parrott has demanded snacks from his students for 39 years. Students were told of the snack demand on the first day of class. But two weeks ago he walked out of his Psychology 101 lab class because there were no snacks. University spokeswoman Kimberly Nava said members of the psychology department at California State University, Sacramento decided Parrott’s decision to walk out of class was unacceptable and the dean told him to stop. Parrott’s requirement was his way of encouraging students to work collectively, among other things.

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Lifeguard: Wood could have been saved ‘I believe she survived for some time in the water and was blown out to sea’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lifeguard captain who helped pull Natalie Wood’s body from the water nearly 30 years ago said he believes the actress could have been saved had officials begun a search for her earlier. Former Los Angeles County supervising rescue boat captain Roger Smith said he was alerted that Wood was missing at 5:11 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1981. That was some four hours after she went missing from a yacht off Santa Catalina Island during a Thanksgiving weekend trip with her husband, Robert Wagner, and actor Christopher Walken. A lifeguard boat equipped with all the gear needed to conduct a search had been moored about 100 feet away from the yacht the whole time, he said. “Based on the condition of her body when we pulled her from the water, I believe she survived for some time in the water and was blown out to sea. She probably cried for help for hours,� Smith said. “I’ve always believed she could have been saved. Her fingers were still pliable when she was pulled from the water, suggesting she had not been dead for hours.� The Sheriff’s Department reopened the death investigation last week, saying the decision was prompted by new information detectives received about the case. The original investigation concluded that Wood accidentally drowned when she fell into the water while tying up a loose dinghy. But exactly how long she was in the water remains a mystery. Smith said he hoped the reopening of the investigation will answer lingering questions about why lifeguards were not alerted to Wood’s disappearance sooner. The evening before the

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The yacht “Splendour� sits in the waters off Catalina Island in Santa Catalina, Calif., in 1981. drowning, Wood, Wagner and Walken, who was then Wood’s co-star in the film

“Brainstorm,� had dinner at Doug’s Harbor Reef restaurant on the island. Later,

authorities said they returned to the yacht and had drinks and Wagner and Walken got into an argument. Later Walken went to bed, according to Wagner, who, after staying up with boat captain Dennis Davern for a while, went looking for his wife and couldn’t find her on board. He then noticed that a dinghy attached to the boat — and his wife — were gone. According to Smith, Wagner told him that Sunday morning that he had spent several hours looking for Wood and had contacted the operator of the small harbor. But Smith said he was perplexed over why it took so long to contact the lifeguards, who could have launched a full search for Wood. Sheriff ’s officials have stressed that Wagner is not a suspect in Wood’s death. Wagner released a statement last week saying he welcomed the new investigation into the case.

48 Ind. fair victims sue Sugarland over collapse INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Country duo Sugarland was named in a lawsuit filed by 44 survivors of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and family members of four people who died, by far the largest claim yet stemming from the tragedy. Attorneys representing at least 20 law firms across Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky filed the complaint Tuesday alleging breach of reasonable care to the victims in Marion Superior Court in Indianapolis. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Sugarland, producers, stage riggers and others associated with the Dec. 13 show. Stage rigging collapsed into spectators following a wind gust of at least 60 mph, killing seven people and injuring more than 40 others. Sugarland had not yet taken the stage when the collapse occurred. Sugarland’s contract specified the act had the final say on whether to cancel the concert due to weather, plaintiff’s attorney Mario Massillamany of Logansport said in a news release. “Unfortunately, this tragedy could have been prevented if the responsible parties had been concerned about the concertgoers that night,� Massillamany said. The contract reached between Sugarland’s agent, Creative Artists Agency, and the Indiana State Fair Committee guaranteed the duo $300,500 to perform, $34,500 for sound, lights and catering, and 85 percent of gross box office receipts over $470,000, Massillamany said. The complaint charges that Sugarland and the other entities owed a duty to provide a safe concert environment and use reasonable care in the direction, set-up and supervision of the concert.

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Bing hitches holiday hopes to Rudolph the reindeer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like Santa Claus on that one foggy Christmas Eve, Microsoft has summoned Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to guide some precious cargo — a holiday marketing campaign for its Bing search engine. The advertisements, debuting online and on TV this rytelling is important.” Microsoft Corp. licensed the week, star Rudolph and other characters from the animated rights to the characters from story about the most famous Rudolph’s 47-year-old holiday reindeer of all. The campaign special after convincing their is part of Microsoft’s attempt owners that the Bing commerto trip up Google Inc., an Inter- cials would add an endearnet search rival as imposing ing chapter to the reindeer’s as the Abominable Snowman story. The rights to Rudolph was before Yukon Cornelius and the rest of the cast are owned by the children of tamed the monster. Google has been countering Robert L. May, who wrote the with its own emotional ads story in 1939 while working as throughout the year. Most of a copywriter at the MontgomGoogle’s ads show snippets ery Ward department store of its dominant search engine (May’s brother-in-law, Johnny and other products at work Marks, later wrote the famous before swirling into the logo song). Microsoft is far more expeof the company’s Chrome Web rienced at marketing than browser. The dueling ads under- Google. For one thing, it’s 23 years score the lucrative nature of search engines. Although visi- older than Google, which was tors pay nothing to use them, founded in 1998. More important, Google search engines generate billions of dollars a year in rev- co-founders Larry Page and enue from ads posted along- Sergey Brin were so contemptuous of tradiside the search tional marketGoogle has been results. ing campaigns The holicountering with its that the comday season is pany never own emotional ads a particularly bothered to opportune time throughout the year. advertise its for search companies because Most of Google’s ads show search engine on national TV that’s when snippets of its dominant until the 2010 people do more searches search engine and other Super Bowl. Spending mil— to find gifts products at work before lions to be a online, look for party sup- swirling into the logo of part of TV’s annual adverplies and plan the company’s Chrome tising extravanights out on ganza was so the town. That Web browser. out of characmeans more ter that Eric people to show ads to. Advertisers also tend Schmidt, Google’s CEO at the to be willing to pay more per time, heralded the Super Bowl ad because they know people ad with a post on Twitter that concluded “hell has indeed are in a buying mode. To capture that audience, frozen over.” Since that breakthrough, Microsoft and Google are both Google has caught the adverthinking outside the search tising bug. Without breakbox to promote their brands. Although the text ads run- ing down its total ad budget, ning alongside search results Google disclosed that it has do a fine job of reeling in some spent $583 million more on customers, they still lack the television and other adverbroader, more visceral impact tising during the first nine of a well-done television com- months of this year than it did mercial, said Peter Daboll, at the same time last year. The investment has won chief executive of Ace Metrix, Google some respect in the a firm that rates the effectiveadvertising industry. ness of ads. Google took five of the 10 “It’s instructive that these companies who are all about top spots for most effective the Internet and doing things national TV ads that proin real time are actually doing mote websites, based on Ace these emotive ads on TV,” Metrix’s study of viewer reactions to the commercials. TopDaboll said. Search engines are particu- ping the list is an ad showing larly difficult to sell because how a father used Google serthe sophisticated technol- vices such as Gmail to create ogy required to make them an electronic journal of his work isn’t something “you can daughter Sophie’s life. Three Bing ads also ranked touch or feel in a store, so you in the 10 most effective, but it need to bring some emotion also had two ads on the least to it,” said Sean Carver, Bing’s advertising director. “The sto- effective list.

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Everyday heroes’ small deeds deserve big thanks Dear Abby: A while back you asked your readers to name their heroes. May I contribute? My heroes are nameless, often faceless and in most cases unsung. They will never have 15 minutes of fame. Their deeds won’t be recorded in history books, but their kindness inspires and their good deeds will forever affect the lives of others — though some may not realize it. My heroes are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, foster parents, teachers, playground monitors and crossing guards who teach others to have values and common sense, and to be ethical in their treatment of others. My heroes are young girls who spend a year grooming and conditioning their hair, then cut it off so it may be given to a child who has none; those who pick up trash along the highways and byways to keep America clean; police officers who stop you because you’ve done something stupid, then let you go because they know you made an honest mistake and you’ll be sure not

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to do it again. My heroes are the guys on the garbage truck who take a few extra seconds to pick up the items that didn’t make it into the truck and make sure your receptacle is upright and undamaged before moving on to the next house; grownups who hold children’s hands in parking lots to keep them safe; teachers who stay after school to help a student struggling with homework, a troubled home life or homelessness. My heroes are strangers on streets and in buildings who take a moment to ask if they can help you because of the uncertain expression on your face; every shelter worker who has ever cried when a homeless or abused creature was euthanized; my dear father, whose strong hands, often bruised and bloodied, made a living for his family,

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: If you should find that time is finally granting you a more secure and independent self, the year ahead will likely be a very impressive one. You could ably tackle endeavors that previously would have been overwhelming. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You’ll not receive any standing ovations by using intimidating tactics on friends and/or associates to get your way, even if you do accomplish your purpose. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Imposing your views and opinions on friends will be futile. They might agree with you when in your presence, but they will then march to a totally different drummer. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t take a request for your advice as an invitation to be too candid. Chances are the person asking will be looking for an endorsement, not criticism. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you find that you and your special someone are operating on different wavelengths, it would be smart to avoid any discussions about each other’s faults. Nip such palavers immediately! Aries (March 21-April 19) — Just because you know a little something about the issue at hand, it’s no reason to volunteer to handle an issue for another person. Leave that up to the experts. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It’s essential to remain patient when involved in some kind of complex commercial dealings. Hasty or impulsive actions could get you in way over your pay grade. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Someone who wasn’t given the right to do so could make an important decision for you that won’t be in your best interests. Be on your toes, so you can take action and stop disaster before it starts. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If anything expensive or delicate needs some mending, chances are it would be cheaper to let an expert handle the job rather than attempting to make repairs on your own steam. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Whether you’re operating on an expense account or a household budget, be prepared to justify all the expenditures you make. Needless spending could hurt others. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — People you’re with are likely to sense that something is annoying you, and they might think they’re the source. Having a churlish attitude won’t resolve your problem, but it could cause a needless blowup. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you insist on focusing on people’s shortcomings, you’re more than likely to cause complications where none need exist. Instead, try to see the good in others. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — All the good you did by doing a friend a favor will be for naught if you keep bugging him or her about the need to repay it.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: You keep saying that sex breaks up more relationships than it makes relationships stronger. My boyfriend and I cared for each other, but now we are blissfully in love because we make love almost every time we go out. He has a van with a bed in the back! — Nameless, Houston, Tex. Nameless: Make sure your boyfriend uses a condom when he makes you blissful. Please read the following letter from a young lady who shares the opposite view. Dr. Wallace: I am particularly interested in letters from girls who wonder whether they should give in to a boyfriend who was demanding sex. I’d like to tell them from my experience that they should keep saying no. I’m a 19-year-old college freshman, and the last three guys I’ve been involved with had all been “around.” They all said they liked me because I was a “nice” girl and a real switch from what they were used to. In short, they respected me because I had the guts to say no to sexual advances. There are some girls at school who are always “coming on” to guys and everyone knows what they do on dates and that guys just use them. If these girls could hear what’s said about them behind their backs, they might not be so proud of themselves. My steady boyfriend has been “around,” and he told me the reason he knew he was in love with me was because I was the one girl he dated whom he enjoyed being with even though there was no sex involved. To all the other girls who are worrying about whether they should go all the way, I say stick to your guns and don’t let those cool cats pressure you into having sex! — Nameless, Alliance, Ohio • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

who gently held his frightened little girl and who often shared more than he could afford with others less fortunate than he. These are my heroes. — Julie in Scott City, Mo. Dear Julie: Thank you for taking the time to describe your many heroes. On this day of all days, let us all give thanks for those individuals who have made — and continue to make — a positive difference in our lives. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! — Love, Abby Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Louis,” is retired. I’m in school studying law, which means heavy reading assignments, tons of projects and a tremendous amount of homework. It’s like a full-time job. At night when I should be studying, Louis gets upset if I don’t knock off by 9 or 9:30. He also gets upset if I start before 9 in the morning. He has never asked me what I need from him to help me accomplish what I have to do. He also never asks what I’m doing in my classes without turning around and accusing me of doing the professor’s job. This pattern is repeated sev-

eral times a week, his blowing up because I don’t spend more time with him and less on my studies. Abby, this man insists he has never been so much in love, and that’s why he wants to spend so much time with me. I think he should show his love by supporting me in challenging times. Your opinion? — Rose in Washington Dear Rose: Your boyfriend is self-centered. He’s clearly less interested in your interests than in his own. Law school is challenging, even when a student doesn’t have someone trying to sabotage her efforts — which Louis appears to be doing morning and night. You have an important decision to make about your future, because your law degree is likely to last longer than your relationship with Louis, and that’s what I think you should put first even if it means ending the “romance.”

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Napping can help you think, function better Dear Doctor K: As I’ve gotten older I don’t sleep as well as I used to. I’m retired, so I have the time to take an afternoon nap. But I’m worried that if I sleep during the day, I’ll have even more trouble sleeping at night. What do you think? Dear Reader: I’m not surprised that you don’t sleep as well as you used to. Our sleep changes as we get older. After about age 60, we have less deep sleep. We awaken more often and sleep an average of two hours less at night than we did as young adults. It was once thought that older people didn’t need as much sleep as younger ones. But that’s not the case; we need it just as much. We just have a harder time getting it. Regardless of age, we typically need 7 1/2 to eight hours of sleep to function at our best. So if you’re not getting enough sleep at night, what about daytime naps? Or, as you asked, does napping disrupt the sleep cycle? Will napping ultimately lead to less sleep and more daytime drowsiness? Everybody’s different, and napping is both good and bad, depending on who you are. If you have trouble sleeping nearly every night, and as a result feel tired during the day, napping in the evening is a bad idea. Evening naps make it harder to fall asleep at bedtime. Long naps at any time of day often make you sleep less soundly that night. On the other hand, suppose you have an occasional bad night’s sleep. Maybe there is stress at work, or childcare demands or a noisy neighbor. Whatever the cause, a nap the next day can be a good idea. It doesn’t disrupt your nighttime sleep, and increases your total sleep time. That’s true whether you take relatively short 45-minute naps or longer two-hour naps. If you’re a shift worker, frequently shifting the time of day when you go to sleep can throw off your sleep cycle. Napping usually is helpful, because it increases your total sleep time. And napping provides an additional bonus: It helps you think and function better. That’s because napping increases the time you spend in the phases of the sleep cycle that help restore the body and brain. We have a lot more information on sleep, sleep cycles and insomnia in our Special Health Report called “Improving Sleep: A Guide to a Good Night’s Rest.” You can find out more about it at my website. As I mentioned, most people sleep less well as they get older. But if your sleep problems are more serious than that — if they’re disrupting your ability to think clearly and function

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.

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effectively during the day -then talk to your doctor. There are doctors who are sleep specialists. Your doctor may refer you to one of them. Otherwise, treat yourself to an afternoon nap. You’re likely to sleep more and feel better.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website, www.AskDoctorK.com.

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 14th day of August, 2006, Clint Olin Truesdell and Shannon L. Truesdell, executed a Deed of Trust to Teller, Chaney, Hassell & Hopson, Trustee for the use and benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1607 at Page 323 and as Instrument No. 236101 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1478 at Page 810 and as Instrument No. 256796 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Bradley P. Jones, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1528 at Page 324 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Bradley P. Jones, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 8th day of December, 2011, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part North 1/2 Section 6, Township 14 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Commencing at a found iron on the Westerly line of Fisher Ferry Road, marking the East Southeast corner of the Nannie Cox Price Tract, as described in Deed Book 644 at Page 672 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence S 72 degrees 16 minutes 29 seconds W, 1844.14 ft. to a set iron in a fence-line and the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence, along said fence-line N 89 degrees 36 minutes 12 seconds W a distance of 193.07 ft. to a set iron in said fence; thence leaving said fence-line, N 26 degrees 43 minutes 21 seconds Ea distance of 156.76 ft. to a set iron; thence N 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds E a distance of 52.76 ft. to a set iron; thence S 37 degrees 47 minutes 51 seconds E a distance of 45.67 ft. to a set iron; thence with a curve turning to the left having an arc length of 104.82 ft, a radius of 40.00 ft., a chord bearing of S 23 degrees 00 minutes 11 seconds E, and a chord length of 77.30 ft.; thence S 18 degrees 48 minutes 45 seconds E a distance of 36.04 ft. to the Point of Beginning, containing 0.38 acres, more or less. Together with that certain perpetual, non-exclusive ingress/egress easement to be used in common, for the purpose of a roadway to Fisher Ferry Road (Public Access) and for the installation and maintenance of power lines, water lines, utilities, etc. over an across a certain 50 ft. wide strip of land being further described as: Commencing at the East Southeast corner of the Nannie Cox Price Tract; thence North 45 degrees 43 minutes 55 seconds West a distance of 124.56 ft. to a point being the intersection of the said West Fisher Ferry Right of Way and the centerline of the herein described street, being the Point of Beginning; thence along said easement the following courses: South 44 degrees 44 minutes 35 seconds West a distance of 59.98 ft.; thence South 44 degrees 19 minutes 20 seconds West a distance of 108.71 ft.; thence South 43 degrees 29 minutes 53 seconds West a distance of 52.23 ft.; thence South 21 degrees 48 minutes 25 seconds West a distance of 33.58 ft.; thence South 30 degrees 34 minutes 03 seconds West a distance of 61.25 ft.; thence South 30 degrees 55 minutes 13 seconds West a distance of 129.38 ft.; thence South 34 degrees 35 minutes 24 seonds West a distance of 52.44 ft.; thence South 42 degrees 50 minutes 16 seconds West a distance of 36.94 ft.; thence South 52 degrees 21 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 77.72 ft.; thence South 66 degrees 44 minutes 15 seconds West a distance of 85.23 ft.; thence South 73 degrees 23 minutes 24 seconds West a distance of 73.45 ft.; thence South 88 degrees 31 minutes 31 seconds West a distance of 72.16 ft.; thence North 83 degrees 24 minutes 01 seconds West a distance of 103.52 ft.; thence North 81 degrees 13 minutes 54 seconds West a distance of 99.55 ft.; thence North 76 degrees 38 minutes 52 seconds West a distance of 117.93 ft.; thence North 80 degrees 02 minutes 50 seconds West a distance of 121.08 ft.; thence North 79 degrees 01 minutes 35 seconds West a distance of 180.96 ft.; thence North 80 degrees 37 minutes 47 seconds West a distance of 60.22 ft.; thence S 87 degrees 11 minutes 10 seconds W a distance of 77.61 ft.; thence S 65 degrees 19 minutes 22 seconds W a distance of 224.50 ft.; thence S 61 degrees 50 minutes 45 seconds W a distance of 186.70 ft.; which is the Point of Terminus of said easement. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the 2nd day of November, 2011. _______________________ BRADLEY P. JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #11-02000 Publish: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1(3t)

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Notice of Sale Abandoned Vehicles for Sale 2005 Volvo S60 YV1RS612X52478257 1997 Cadillac Deville 1G6KD54Y2VU237439 2005 Chevrolet Impala 2G1WF52E459267694 2000 Pontiac GRA 1G2WR5211YF117330 1994 Mazda Protege JM1BG2246R0780132 2004 Nissan Maxima 1N4BA41E64C856257 Date of Sale: 12-2-2011 Place of Sale: 7830 Hwy 27 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Time of Sale: 8:00 AM Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)

undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Trustee, will on December 15, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: PART SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE ON THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE OLD U.S. HIGHWAY 80, SAID POINT BEING 2870 FEET, MORE OR LESS, SOUTHERLY FROM THE INTERSECTION OF SAID OLD HIGHWAY 80 AND BEECHWOOD ROAD, AND SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING THE CORNER OF THE JOHN H. HALL AND F. J. DURMAN PROPERTY. FROM THE ABOVE DESCRIBED POINT OF BEGINNING, LEAVING SAID OLD HIGHWAY AND RUN ALONG AN OLD FENCE LINE NORTH 77 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 162.09 FEET TO AN OLD FENCE CORNER; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AN, OLD FENCE LINE, NORTH 26 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST 146.92 FEET TO AN OLD FENCE CORNER; THENCE RUN ALONG AN OLD FENCE LINE, SOUTH 65 DEGREES 41 MINUTES EAST 141.01 FEET TO AN OLD IRON PIPE FOUND IN A FENCE CORNER AND THE WEST LINE OF SAID OLD HIGHWAY 80; THENCE RUN ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID OLD HIGHWAY, SOUTH 18 DEGREES 14 MINUTES WEST, 115.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 0.45 ACRE, MORE OR LESS LYING AND BEING

The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for charges incurred. 1193 GMC 1500 TAN VIN # 1GTEC14Z3PE501991 DATE OF SALE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 PLACE OF SALE: 560 HWY 80 EAST, VICKSBURG MS 39180 TIME OF SALE: 8:00 A.M. Publish: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8(3t) TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 25, 2007, DAVID W. ACUFF, A MARRIED MAN AND MELODY D. ACUFF executed a Deed of Trust to RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC., AS A NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS. INC., which Deed of Trust was filed on January 31, 2007 and recorded in Book 1635 at Page 516 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, having requested the

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TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 6, 1992, Marshall Sanders and Deborah Sanders, husband and wife, executed a Deed of Trust to John C. Wheeless, Jr., as Trustee for First National Bank of Vicksburg, as Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, MS, in Book 919 Page 393; First National Bank of Vicksburg is now Trustmark National Bank; WHEREAS, on May 29, 2002, Marshall Sanders and Deborah Sanders executed an Equity Line Deed of Trust to T. Harris Collier, III, as Trustee for Trustmark National Bank, as Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, MS, in Book 1325 Page 352; WHEREAS, on November 18, 2008, Marshall Sanders executed a deed conveying title unto Deborah Sanders, as recorded in Book 1486 Page 803; WHEREAS, on September 7, 2011, Trustmark National Bank substituted Mark S. Mayfield as Trustee for both of said Deeds of Trust, as recorded in Book 1528 Page 16; WHEREAS, there being a default in the terms and conditions of the Deeds of Trust and the entire debt secured having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with its terms, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of the debt has requested the Trustee to execute the trusts and sell said land and property pursuant to its terms in order to raise the sums due, with attorney's and trustee's fees, and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark S. Mayfield, Trustee for said Deeds of Trust, will on December 8, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the west main door of the Warren County Courthouse, located in Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Warren County, MS, to-wit: PARCEL ONE: That part of Sections 41 and 42, Township 17 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: To reach the point of beginning, begin at the Northwest corner of that certain tract or parcel of land conveyed to Paul W. Nosser by instrument dated July 27, 1985, recorded in Book 752, at Page 400 of said Land Records, which point is marked by the intersection of a fence line with the East right of way line of Henry Road and run thence along the East line of said Henry Road South 19degrees27' East a distance of 963.90 feet; thence continue along the said East line of said Henry Road South 19degrees44' East a distance of 167.0 feet to a point marked by an iron stake and which point marks the point of beginning of the tract herein described and conveyed; from said point of beginning thence leaving the East line of said Henry Road and run North 70degrees16' East a distance of 564.0 feet to the Northeast corner of the tract herein described; run thence South 23degrees09'24" East a distance of 167.30 feet to a point marking the Southeast corner of the tract herein described; run thence South 23degrees09'24" East a distance of 167.30 feet to a point marking the Southeast corner of the tract herein described; run thence South 70degrees16' West a distance of 574.0 feet, more or less, to a point on the East line of said Henry Road which point is marked by an iron stake marking the Southwest corner of the tract herein described; run thence along the East line of said Henry Road North 19degrees44' West a distance of 167.0 feet, more or less to the point of beginning, and containing 2.18 acres, more or less, being all of Lot 2 of Northpoint Ridge Subdivision, a plat whereof is presently unrecorded, all lying and being situated in Sections 41 and 42, Township 17, Range 4 East Warren County, Mississippi. PARCEL TWO: That part of Sections 41 and 42, Township 17 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: To reach the point of beginning, begin at the Northwest corner of that certain tract or parcel of land conveyed to Paul W. Nosser by instrument dated July 27, 1985, recorded in Book 752, at Page 400 of said Land Records, which point is marked by the intersection of a fence line with the East right of way line of Henry Road and run thence along the East line of said Henry Road South 19degrees27' East a distance of 963.90 feet; thence continue along the said East line of said Henry Road South 19degrees44' East a distance of 167.0 feet to a point marked by an iron stake at the Northwest corner of Lot 2 of Northpoint Ridge Subdivision, a plat of which is presently unrecorded; thence continue along the East line of Henry Road South 19degrees44' East a distance of 167.0 feet to an iron stake marking the Southwest corner of Lot 2 and the Northwest corner of Lot 3 of said Subdivision and which point marks the point of beginning of the tract herein described and conveyed; from said point of beginning thence leaving the East line of said Henry Road and run North 70degrees16' East a distance of 574.0 feet to the Northeast corner of the tract herein described; run thence South 22degrees38'48" East a distance of 278.85 feet to a point marking the Southeast corner of the tract herein described; run thence South 76degrees02' West a distance of 388.0 feet, more or less, to a point on the East line of said Henry Road which point is marked by an iron stake marking the Southwest corner of the tract herein described; run thence along the East line of said Henry Road North 19 degrees44' West a distance of 167.0 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, and containing 2.10 acres, more or less, being all of Lot 3 of Northpoint Ridge Subdivision, a plat whereof is presently unrecorded, all lying and being situated in Sections 41 and 42, Township 17 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as is vested in me, with no express or implied warranties. WITNESS my signature this November 17, 2011. /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD MARK S. MAYFIELD, Trustee Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, Riverhill Tower Building, 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 306, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone 601-9483590, MayfieldAttys@aol.com Publish: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1(3t)

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LESS LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 2st day of November, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0120181 PARCEL No. 106 29 9999 002100 DHGW 66617G-5LL Publish: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8(3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on July 3, 2008, Desmond S Bohanon executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux, Jr., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as a nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc., its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1697, Page 732; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Chase Home Finance LLC, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1528, Page 463; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1528, Page 464; and WHEREAS, d f l h i b d i

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMAN GORDON, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2006-052PR CHARLENE G. BEARDEN PETITIONER NOTICE TO CREDITORS ALL PERSONS having claims against the Estate of Norman Gordon, Deceased, are hereby notified that Letters of Administration on said Estate were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 13th day of September, 2010, that you are required to have your claims probated and registered with the Chancery Clerk of Warren County within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; and that failure to probate and register said claims within ninety (90) days from said date will bar your claim forever. THIS the 17 day of October, 2011. _______________________ CHARLENE G. BEARDEN, ADMINISTRATRIX Publish: 11/17, 11/24 12/1 (3t)

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default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on December 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 12 of the Northview Subdivision, Part 3, as shown by Plat of record in Book 374 at Page 19 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 1st day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0930491MS Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November 30, 2004, SABRINA POLK executed a Deed of Trust to LEM ADAMS III as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC ACTING SOLEY AS A NOMINEE FOR WMC MORTGAGE CORP., which Deed of Trust was filed on December 13, 2004 and recorded as Instrument No. 217527 in Book 1505 at Page 426 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2005-WMC3, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC3, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 289364 Book 1526 at Page 296 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2005-WMC3, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-WMC3, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on December 8, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: ALL OF LOT 105 OF HAMILTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, PART 3, AS SHOWN BY PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 76 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM THAT PART OF SAID LOT 105 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 105, BEING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 104 OF SAID SUBDIVISION; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 38 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 105 A DISTANCE OF 7 FEET; RUNNING THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ON A STRAIGHT LINE TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 104, THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 06 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE LINE DIVIDING LOTS 104 AND 105 A DISTANCE OF 170.5 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 6th day of October, 2011. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0073198 PARCEL No. 1119 13 1080 015400 DHGW 66241G-2LL Publish: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1 (3t)

Public Notice County of Sharkey Johnny Earl McCool, II will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime of possession of precursor chemicals committed on April 13, 2003, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If there are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Governor's Office by phone at (601)359-3150. Publish: 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14(30t)

TO A MAP OR PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY AT VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI IN DEED BOOK 116 AT PAGE 251, REFERENCE TO WHICH IS HEREBY MADE IN AID OF AND AS A PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 2st day of November, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Mahtab Memar Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0124068 PARCEL No. 1112 01 1530C 015600 DHGW 66614G-6LL Publish: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8(3t)

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NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF JANE W. DERIVAUX, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2011-142PR Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Jane W. Derivaux having been granted to the undersigned on the 10th day of November, 2011, by Chancery Court of Warren County , notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety( 90) days from the 1st date of publication of this notice which is the 17th day of November, 2011, or they will be forever barred by operation of law. Dated this the 14th day of November, 2011. Jane Derivaux Jones Co Executrix John A. Derivaux, Jr. Co Executor Publish: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1 (3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK, DECEASED CAUSE NO: 2011-129PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Bobbie Lee Jezek, deceased, Probate No. 2011-129PR were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 19th day of October, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 16th day of November, 2011. /s/JAMES HOWARD DAVIDSON, II, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF BOBBIE LEE JEZEK, DECEASED Publish: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BLANCHE BROOME MILLSAPS, DECEASED NO. 2011-070 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 10th day of June, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor upon the Estate of Blanche Broome Millsaps, deceased, notice is hereby given to all person having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety(90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 8th day of November, 2011. /s/ Frank G. Vollor FRANK G. VOLLOR EXECUTOR Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1(4t)

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Public Notice- Warren County. Amy D. Mooney will be applying for a full pardon 30 days from this posting for the crime(s) of uttering forgery, auto burglary, embezzlement committed on 8/16/1995 and 9/18/1996, charged in this county and has lived a law abiding life since the crimes, forgiveness is sought. If their are objections to the granting of this pardon, please contact the Parole Board by phone at (601)576-3520, or fax at (601)576-3528. Publish: 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/2, (30t)

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 22, 2009, LAQUITA REED AND RODRICK REED, WIFE AND HUSBAND executed a Deed of Trust to CHARLES A. MYERS as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR REALTY MORTGAGE CORPORATION, A MISSISSIPPI CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust was filed on January 30, 2009 and recorded as Instrument No. 264534 - and in Book 1699 at Page 751 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument filed on October 11, 2010 and recorded as Instrument No. 282593 - and in Book 1514 at Page 520 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on December 15, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: ALL OF LOT 14, BLOCK C, LAKE HILL PARK SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO A MAP OR PLAT

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on December 6, 2006, Helen M Sanders executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charlene Griffin, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for MortgageAmerica, Inc., its successors and assigns, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1627, Page 427; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned unto Federal National Mortgage Association, by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1526, Page 158; and WHEREAS, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc., as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk Book 1526, Page 159; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on December 1, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 7 of Green Hills Subdivision, Part I, located in Section 8, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, as per plat in Book 326 at Page 310 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 2nd day of November, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno Stephanie Fonteno, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0900647MS Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 (3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on November 7, 1995, Ernest L. Stevenson and Willie Mae Stevenson executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Greg Fontenot, Trustee for the benefit of Southern Mortgage Company, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County,

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Thursday, November 24, 2011 The Vicksburg Post SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, WHEREAS, on November James O. Williams, a 21, 2008, JOHN R THOMAS, AND RENEE married man and Patricia THOMAS, HUSBAND AND Williams, a married woman, WIFE executed a Deed of executed a Deed of Trust to Trust to CHARLES A. H. Fariss Crisler III, as MYERS as Trustee for the Trustee for Executive benefit of MORTGAGE Mortgage Corporation, ELECTRONIC Beneficiary, which is recordREGISTRATION SYSTEMS, ed in the office of the INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR REALTY Chancery Clerk of Warren MORTGAGE County, MS, in Book 1407 CORPORATION, A Page 394; MISSISSIPPI WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, CORPORATION, which said Deed of Trust was Deed of Trust was filed on assigned to Trustmark November 25, 2008 and National Bank, as recorded recorded as Instrument No. in Book 1352 Page 15; 263187 in Book 1699 at Page 459 in the Office of the WHEREAS, on September Chancery Clerk of Warren 6, 2005, Patricia G. Williams, County, Mississippi; and executed a Quit Claim Deed WHEREAS, BAC HOME conveying title unto James LOANS SERVICING, LP O. Williams, as recorded in FKA COUNTRYWIDE Book 1388 Page 679;Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. HOME LOANS SERVICING Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage WHEREAS, on October 4, LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, 2010, Trustmark National substituted RECONTRUST Bank substituted Mark S. COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee Mayfield as Trustee, as therein, as authorized by the recorded in Book 1514 Page terms thereof, as evidenced 541; by an instrument recorded as WHEREAS, there being a Instrument No. 283371 in default in the terms and Book 1516 at Page 197 in conditions of the Deed of the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Trust and the entire debt Mississippi; and secured having been dePlace your classified line ad at WHEREAS, default having Classified clared to be due and payable Line Das been made in the terms and in accordance with its terms, Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.32 conditions of said Deed of Trustmark National Bank, the Trust, and the entire debt holder of the debt has secured thereby having been Classified adstoare charged according to the requested the line Trustee declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder executenumber the trust and of sell lines. For complete pricing In the event of errors, please call the very first day of said indebtedness, BANK said landinformation and property contact a Classified Sales your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S pursuant to its terms in order SUCCESSOR BY MERGER NOTICE OF SALE STATE responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. to raiseRepresentative the sums due, withtoday at 601-636-SELL. TO BAC HOME LOANS OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY attorney's and trustee's fees, SERVICING, LP FKA OF WARREN WHEREAS, cancelled before expiration date ordered are and Ads expenses of sale; on November 7, 1995, COUNTRYWIDE HOME NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Ernest L. Stevenson and LOANS SERVICING LP, Willie Mae Stevenson S. 4 Mayfield, Trustee for said $8.32 line minimum charge having requested the No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. 4 line minimum charge. $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge. executed and delivered a undersigned Substitute Deed of Trust, will on The Vicksburg Post classified department is the certain Deed of Trust unto Trustee to execute the trust December 1, 2011, offer for Greg Fontenot, Trustee for sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. and sell said land and sale at public outcry, and sell the benefit of Southern property in accordance with within legal hours (being Mortgage Company, to the terms of said Deed of secure an indebtedness between the hours of 11:00 Trust for the purpose of therein described, which A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the raising the sums due Deed of Trust is recorded in west main door of the thereunder, together with the office of the Chancery attorney's fees, Substitute Warren County Courthouse, Clerk of Warren County, HEY! NEED CASH Trustee's fees and expenses TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S located in Vicksburg, MS, to Mississippi in Book 1037, Warren County Long Center For NOW? We buy junk cars, of sale. NOTICE OF SALE Page 695; and WHEREAS, SALE the highest and best bidder Pregnancy Choices vans, SUVs, heavy equipNOW, THEREFORE, WHEREAS, on November Term Recovery said Deed of Trust was WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, for cash, the following ment and more! Call today, Free Pregnancy Tests RECONTRUST COMPANY, James O. Williams, a 21, 2008, JOHN R subsequently assigned unto Committee described property situated we'll come pick them up (non-medical facility) N.A., Substitute Trustee, will THOMAS, AND RENEE Bank One, National married man and Patricia with money in hand! 1-800in Warren County, MS, · Education on All Association, as Trustee for on December 1, 2011, offer THOMAS, HUSBAND AND A non-profit volunteer 826-8104. Williams, a married woman, to-wit: certificateholders of Bear Options for sale at public outcry to WIFE executed a Deed of agency organized to Stearns Asset Backed executed a Deed of Trust to All of Lot Eight-Six (86) Block the highest bidder for cash, Trust to CHARLES A. · Confidential CounRunaway provide for the unmet Securities, Inc., Asset within legal hours (between MYERS as Trustee for the H. Fariss Crisler III, as A, Part Four (4) of Marion seling Are you 12 to 17? Backed Certificates, Series needs of the Warren the hours of 11:00 a.m. benefit of MORTGAGE Trustee for Executive Park Subdivision, a Plat of Call 601-638-2778 Alone? Scared? 2002-2, by instrument 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps ELECTRONIC County victims of the Mortgage Corporation, which is Recorded in Plat for appt Call 601-634-0640 anyrecorded in the Office of the REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, of the Warren County Beneficiary, which is recordBook 1 at Page 37 of the time or 1-800-793-8266 www.vicksburgpregnanaforesaid Chancery Clerk in 2011 flood. Courthouse in Vicksburg, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS Book 1340, Page 514; and We can help! ed in the office of the Land Records in the Office of cy.com VOLUNTEERS Warren County, Mississippi, A NOMINEE FOR REALTY WHEREAS, the holder of One child, Chancery Clerk of Warren the Chancery Clerk of the following-described MORTGAGE NEEDED said Deed of Trust one day at a time. County, MS, in Book 1407 Warren County, Mississippi. CORPORATION, A property: substituted and appointed ENDING HOMELESSVolunteers experienced Page 394; MISSISSIPPI I will convey only such title ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 Nationwide Trustee NESS. WOMEN with chilCORPORATION, which OF THAT CERTAIN SURwith construction and WHEREAS, on May 9, 2003, as is vested in me, with no Services, Inc., as Trustee in dren or without are you in Deed of Trust was filed on VEY KNOWN AS "EAGLE said Deed of Trust by said Deed of Trust was need of shelter? Mountain express or implied design are needed to November 25, 2008 and LAKE FISHING CLUB instrument recorded in the of Faith Ministries/ Womassigned to Trustmark warranties. assist the LTRC in recorded as Instrument No. RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, Office of the aforesaid en's Restoration Shelter. National Bank, as recorded WITNESS my signature this 263187 in Book 1699 at Chancery Clerk Book 1514, 112 AND PART OF LOTS 11 Certain restrictions apply, various projects FOUND FEMALE SHIH in Book 1352 Page 15; November 10, 2011. Page 695; and WHEREAS, AND 111 OF THE 601-661-8990. Life coach- TZU. Culkin Road area. Page 459 in the Office of the supporting 2011 Flood /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD default having been made in ing available by appoint- 601-415-3852. BELLE-ISLE-ON-THE-LAKE WHEREAS, on September Chancery Clerk of Warren victims in the payments of 6, 2005, Patricia G. Williams, MARK S. MAYFIELD, ment. SURVEY" AS RECORDED County, Mississippi; and indebtedness secured by IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE executed a Quit Claim Deed WHEREAS, BAC HOME Trustee Warren County. said Deed of Trust, and the FOUND! 48 OF THE LAND LOANS SERVICING, LP conveying title unto James Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, holder of said Deed of Trust, Please call 601-636-1788 Is the one you RECORDS OF WARREN FKA COUNTRYWIDE MALE YORKIE in Bovina O. Williams, as recorded in Riverhill Tower Building, having requested the to offer support. COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. HOME LOANS SERVICING love area. Call 601-415-8598 to Book 1388 Page 679; 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite undersigned so to do, on LP, the current Beneficiary of INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: identify. hurting you? December 1, 2011, I will, WHEREAS, on October 4, 306, Jackson, MS 39216, LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE said Deed of Trust, during legal hours (between 2010, Trustmark National Call Phone 601-948-3590, LAKE FISHING CLUB substituted RECONTRUST the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. Best Deal in Town LOST A DOG? Bank substituted Mark S. MayfieldAttys@aol.com RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, Haven House Family and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee Found a cat? Let The Mayfield as Trustee, as Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 When a little help is 112 & PT. LOTS 11 & 111 therein, as authorized by the outcry, offer for sale and will Shelter Vicksburg Post help! OF BELLE ISLE ON THE terms thereof, as evidenced recorded in Book 1514 Page (3t) sell, at the Front door steps all you need, Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-638-0555 or by an instrument recorded as LAKE SURVEY. of the Warren County 541; 601-636-SELL or e-mail Call the people 1-800-898-0860 RECONTRUST COMPANY, WHEREAS, there being a Instrument No. 283371 in Courthouse in Vicksburg, classifieds@vicksburg N.A. will convey only such Book 1516 at Page 197 in Mississippi , for cash to the Services available to you can count post.com default in the terms and highest bidder, the following title as vested in it as the Office of the Chancery women & children who are conditions of the Deed of on at described land and property Clerk of Warren County, Substitute Trustee. victims of LOST GREY CAT. Male, Trust and the entire debt situated in Warren County, Mississippi; and WITNESS my signature on EMERGENCY CA$H domestic violence and/or Don't miss a thing! Wearing purple collar. Lake Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 6, in WHEREAS, default having this 6th day of October, 2011 secured having been dehomeless: Shelter, counSubscribe to Forest/ Cobblestone area. Byrum601-373-7661 Block 7, of the resurvey of been made in the terms and RECONTRUST COMPANY, clared to be due and payable The Vicksburg Post seling, group support. 601-831-1488. Blocks 2 and 7 of the Clinton- 601-924-7400 conditions of said Deed of N.A., SUBSTITUTE in accordance with its terms, TODAY!! (Counseling available by resurvey of Meadowvale Vicksburg- 601-638-7000 Trust, and the entire debt TRUSTEE Trustmark National Bank, the Call 601-636-4545, Subdivision, as per plat of appt.) secured thereby having been 2380 Performance Dr, Classifieds Really Work! Circulation. holder of the debt has said resurvey of record in TX2-984-0407 declared to be due and Book 310 at Page 424 of the requested the Trustee to Richardson, TX 75082 payable, and the legal holder Don’t send that lamp to the land records of Warren execute the trust and sell Telephone No. of said indebtedness, BANK curb! Find a new home for it County, Mississippi. Title to said land and property (800) 281-8219 the above described property OF AMERICA, N.A. AS the Classifieds. Area pursuant to its terms in order through By: /s/ Anthony Cannon SUCCESSOR BY MERGER is believed to be good, but I buyers and sellers use the Title: Assistant Vice TO BAC HOME LOANS to raise the sums due, with will convey only such title as Classifieds every day. President SERVICING, LP FKA is vested in me as attorney's and trustee's fees, Besides, someone out there RECONTRUST COMPANY, and expenses of sale; COUNTRYWIDE HOME Substituted Trustee. needs to see the light. 601N.A., SUBSTITUTE WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, LOANS SERVICING LP, NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark 636-SELL. this the 3rd day of NovemTRUSTEE having requested the S. Mayfield, Trustee for said ber, 2011 Stephanie Fonteno undersigned Substitute 2380 Performance Dr, Deed of Trust, will on Stephanie Fonteno, TX2-984-0407 Trustee to execute the trust Project3_Layout 1 11/16/11 3:35 PM Page 1 Assistant Vice President December 1, 2011, offer for Richardson, TX 75082 and sell said land and Nationwide Trustee Sersale at public outcry, and sell TS No.: 10 -0143246 property in accordance with vices, Inc. 1587 Northeast PARCEL No. 0367 35 0250 the terms of said Deed of within legal hours (being Expressway Atlanta, GA 001200 Trust for the purpose of between the hours of 11:00 30329 (770) 234-9181 DHGW 66309G-7SB raising the sums due A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the 1008471MS thereunder, together with Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 Publish: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24 west main door of the attorney's fees, Substitute (3t) (3t) Warren County Courthouse, Trustee's fees and expenses located in Vicksburg, MS, to of sale. the highest and best bidder NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, for cash, the following N.A., Substitute Trustee, will described property situated on December 1, 2011, offer in Warren County, MS, for sale at public outcry to to-wit: the highest bidder for cash, All of Lot Eight-Six (86) Block within legal hours (between A, Part Four (4) of Marion Auctions E m p l o y m e n t-T r u c k i n g the hours of 11:00 a.m. Park Subdivision, a Plat of 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps BANK OWNED AUCTION December DRIVERS-Class A-CDL Holders which is Recorded in Plat of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, 50% Discount! Book 1 at Page 37 of the 5-9. 19+ properties LA-MS, Carriere- Needed in the Columbia, Meridian, Warren County, Mississippi, Land Records in the Office of Roxie, Taylorsville, Vicksburg and Yazoo Waveland. Many ABSOLUTE! No Limited Time Only! the following-described the Chancery Clerk of Minimum, No Reserve! www.gilmoreauc- City areas. Home daily, paid by load. property: Call Now For Details Warren County, Mississippi. ALL OF LOTS 26 AND 27 Paid orientation, benefits and bonuses. tion.com. 10% BP. Lic.#14307. I will convey only such title and Appointment. OF THAT CERTAIN SURGIGANTIC AUCTION, DECEMBER 1 & Forest Products Transportation. 800-925as is vested in me, with no VEY KNOWN AS "EAGLE Call Craig Sterling express or implied LAKE FISHING CLUB 2, 2011. 3475 Ashley Road, 5556. Simmons Lawn Service warranties. RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, Montgomery, Alabama. 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MAYFIELD, Grass Cutting IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE Cabinets, Flooring, •Insurance Claims Welcome• Trustee Licensed • Bonded • Insured forklifts, trenchers, skid steers, paving and LP available. 800-828-6452. 48 OF THE LANDRoofing & Vinyl Siding 12 yearsS. experience Mark Mayfield, PLLC, RECORDS OF WARREN compaction, rollers, tri-tandem & single SEC TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING. CDL AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS State Licensed & Bonded Roy Simmons (Owner) Riverhill Tower Building, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. 601-218-8341 Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 axle dumps, lowboys, skidders, feller and refresher classes start every Monday. INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite bunchers, log loaders & trailers, farm Financing available for those who qualify, LOTS 26 & 27, EAGLE 306, Jackson, MS 39216, LAKE FISHING CLUB tractors, travel trailers, pickups & autos. jobs available now! Call 1-877-285Phone 601-948-3590, RESURVEY OF LOTS 12, MayfieldAttys@aol.com For details visit: www.jmwood.com. 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STRIPS. Up to $10 per box. Most brands. Call Tom anytime toll-free 1-888-7852984.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. MATCHING CHOCOLATE LOVE seat and couch, coffee table, 2 end tables. Set $350 Full size headboard with frame, twin size mattress, coffee table, DVD player. 601636-8984, 901-896-4586.

13. Situations Wanted

LOST! BLUE TOTE FULL of Nutcrackers. Highway 61 North to Dollar General on Highway 27. Call 601-2184258.

WILL SIT WITH elderly or disabled. References. 601638-7067, 601-831-2563, cassiecarter07@yahoo.com

REWARD!! LOST PITBULL puppy. Off white, China Grove/ 9 mile Cut off Road. 601-218-8727.

14. Pets & Livestock

07. Help Wanted CDL DRIVER NEEDED Specialized Military hauler needs OTR drivers 10 yr exp RGN and step deck req'd Call 800-305-0487 or email recruiting@sheridanlg.com

Director of Development, USA International Ballet Competition. Oversee all areas of development including planning, coordination, implementation and fund raising management. Details at http://www.usaibc.com/careers/

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HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

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RESUMES ARE CURRENTLY being accepted for a pressman. Experience is preferred; mechanical skills are required. Some night, weekend work is required. Position includes benefits. To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to: Dept. 3768, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.� The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 www.pawsrescuepets.org

If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545. STORAGE ROOM AUCTION. Approximately 22! Details at www.msauctionservice.com

17. Wanted To Buy HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104

PECANS - 3 POUNDS/ $21, 5 pounds/ $25, OR "U Pick U Pay" $2.50/ pound. Several varieties. Call 601-630-5439.

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EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185. www.CenturaOnline.com WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

POWER CHAIR, PRACTICALLY new, wheel chair, potty chair, air mattress, electric/ manual hospital bed, shower bench. 601638-7067, 601-831-2563. THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1001 STADIUM DRIVE, behind Gator Football Stadium, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday, 8am-12 noon. Big ad tall mens clothes, ladies plus size, books, audio books, lots of household and kitchen ware, furniture, dishes, special pricing Saturday 10am- 12noon. 718 LAKE FOREST Drive. Friday 7am -11am and Saturday. A Beka curriculum, baby items, all size children's clothing.

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. MOVING SALE FRIDAY & Saturday 7amuntil. 125 Rodenbaugh Drive Off N Frontage Road, behind The Church of Christ. Couch, loveseat, TV stands, dressers, dish washer, and other furniture, winter clothes, dishes, and a lot more. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

CLOSET PHOBIA?

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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.

MOVING SALE FURNITURE, refrigerator, miscellaneous yard equipment, 4-wheeler. Much more! Too much to list. Call601-618-7585 Becky or 601618-8597 Stacy.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

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A CHIMNEY SWEEP. Inspect/ clean, best price in town! Licensed/ insured. 601-218-0253 Jeff- Agape. ALPHA CLEANS WINDOWS, gutters. Interior, exterior painting, repairs. 601-636-5883.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Furnished, utilities/ cable/ internet/ laundry room provided. $900 per month. 601-415-9027 or 601-415-7974.

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT with fireplace and washer/ dryer connections. Available now. Call Cannongate Apartments, 601-6348422.

TRIPLE WIDE! 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, stone fireplace, delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only $45,863! 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

CORPORATE APARTMENTS. Utilities and Cable included. On-Site Manager. Off street parking. 601-638-2000.

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. Meadowbrook Properties, 601-619-9789.

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30. Houses For Rent

2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 1 BEDROOM $425 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

137 WOODSTONE DRIVE. Excellent condition/ neighborhood. 1-3 year lease. Available December 16th. 601-529-0720, 601-5295001, 601-638-0317. pppmayan@hotmail.com

THE COVE

1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, or sell $150,000. 2606 Oak Street, 2 bedrooms, computer room, $750. 732768-5743.

Stop looking, Start living! $0 deposit for November Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

3 BEDROOM 2 bath house. 313 Blake Drive. Big back yard with play house. $750 monthly, $600 deposit. 601-218-4292.

VICKSBURG HOME CENTER Mississippi's largest REPO dealer! GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL. 601-619-1555.

34. Houses For Sale 812 POLK STREET. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, family room office, extra lot. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Central heat/ air, fenced yard, carport, hardwood floors. $750 monthly, $750 deposit. 850-291-4743.

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3 BEDROOMS 2.5 baths. 4 years old, 2-story, all electric, garage, 2000 square feet, hardwood and ceramic. $1500 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1002.

Licensed in MS and LA

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601-831-4833.

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Washer/ Dryer. All electric, No pets, $450 month, $200 deposit. 601-638-6239.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300

HOLIDAY CLEANING GOT you down? We can help! Home/ Office, efficient/ reasonable/ dependable.1-601-826-7001 (local). I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner

26. For Rent Or Lease

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments

Looking for a new home? Check our online listings today. Just go to www.vicksburgpost.com

(INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2001 Double wide. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, extra clean! Delivery, setup and tie down included. $29,995 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555. BIG FOUR BEDROOM! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air, delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only $32,995! Call 662-417-2354, 601-634-3287 601-619-1555. DEER CAMP SPECIAL! 16x80 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, ready to go! Delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only$9,975! 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555. FIVE BEDROOMS! 2007 28x80, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room, fireplace. Like New! Only $57, 900. Call 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. NEWLY REMODELED DOUBLE wide. 3.3 acres. $50,000 or best offer. 601630-3366.

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Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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ARNER REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTORŽ•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

40. Cars & Trucks 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY, $1600. 1995 Lincoln Towncar, $2395. 1992 Cadillac Sedan Deville, $2295. 601-831-2000: 3pm 2000 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE. Stock #6P4629B. $6995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer. 2002 MERCURY SABLE. Great car! Stock #61032A. $7995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer. 2003 TOYOTA CAMRY LE. Only 98,000 miles. Stock #610315A. $9995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer. 2004 Toyota Camry XLE. Only 31,000 miles. Stock #610050TB. $14,995 Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2005 Ford Ranger. Great truck! Stock #620001A. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1877-776-4770. Dealer. 2006 JEEP WRANGLER Golden Eagle edition. Only 41,000 miles. Stock #6P4697C. $16,995. Ask for Kevin Smith, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2007 KIA SEDONA EX. Stock #6P4622, $10,995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-776-4770. Dealer. 2008 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB. Stock #6P4641, great truck! $15,995. Ask for Keith Hilderbrand, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2008 Toyota Prius. Great gas mileage, Stock #610287B. $18,995. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1-877-7764770. Dealer. 2009 TOYOTA VENZA. Like new, only 24,000 miles. Stock #620010A. Ask for Decorey Knight, 1-877776-4770. Dealer.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM RIDE?

1-800-826-8104

Check the Cars & Trucks listings in the classifieds daily.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

NEED AN APARTMENT?

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601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Equal Housing Opportunity

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

9:00am– 4:00pm Must be 62 or older 1 Bedroom Laundry Facilities Community Room On-site Service Coordinator 601-638-1684 2721 Alcorn Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

D & D TREE CUTTING

601-636-SELL

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME?

29. Unfurnished Apartments

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY OME UT TYODAY YCOU ’LLCWHECK ANT TUOSMOAKE OUR YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HHOME HERE ERE OME H

ATTENTION HAIR STYLISTS! Multi purpose salon chairs (3 to choose from) $125 each. 2 anti-fatigue mats, $40 each. Call 601-527-6474, leave message.

28. Furnished Apartments

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

MULTI PURPOSE OFFICE/ Warehouse building. 4000 square feet. 5537 Fisher Ferry Road. $800 monthly. 601-638-3211 or 601-831-1921.

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

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Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

Bradford Ridge Apartments

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

YOU ARE APPROVED! START REBUILDING YOUR CREDIT HERE!

O K C ARS

S ALES/ R ENTALS Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T O H CA DIVORCE N G U WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm www.okcarsandtrucks.webs.com

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