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TODAY IN HISTORY 1521: Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X. 1777: Gen. George Washington’s army routes the British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J. 1861: More than two weeks before Georgia secedes from the Union, the state militia seizes Fort Pulaski. 1961: President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the United States is formally terminating diplomatic and consular Dwight D. Eisenhower relations with Cuba, citing a move by the Cuban government to limit the number of U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana to 11 people.

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Judy Childress sorts scrap wood for use in building shelves at Finder’s Keeper’s Flea Market.

Shelter opens flea market, thrift store By Mary Margaret Halford With a tough economy, the Mountain of Faith Ministries Women’s Restoration Shelter needed a way to generate money. Hence, Finder’s Keeper’s. “You don’t always see the homeless, but they are there,” said executive director Tina Hayward, whose idea it was to open the community flea market that raises money for the shelter. Something had to be done to make money for the shel‘You don’t ter that houses 22 homeless women and two children, she always see said. the homeless, “Our goal is to make operating cost for the shelter,” she but they are said. there.’ Finder’s Keeper’s opened at 815 Veto St. just after ThanksTina giving, though volunteers Hayward continued to work to get the Shelter building and inventory orgadirector nized. It’s ready to go now, Hayward said. Shelter residents and a few others staff the store, which doubles as a thrift store and flea market. For $35, vendors may set up booths to sell products. Donations of new or used clothes, appliances, furniture, books, shoes

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GOP set to prove its worth in 2 years WASHINGTON — Even if the next two years end in congressional gridlock, Republicans hope to build a record that demonstrates to voters in 2012 that they can get it right. The GOP is promising to use the new Congress that convenes Wednesday to cut spending, roll back President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and prevent unelected bureaucrats from expanding the government’s role in society through regulations that tell people what they must or can’t do. Passing their top priorities might be easier in the House, where Republicans hold a 241-194 majority. It will be harder in the Senate where Democrats still hold an edge, though smaller than the one Obama had during his first two years in the White House. But if the GOP agenda See Congress, Page A7.

Proposal to raise debt ceiling irks some in Congress By The Associated Press

Piles of shoes wait to be sorted, priced and shelved at the flea market and thrift store.

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WASHINGTON — Some Republican lawmakers said Sunday they opposed raising the ceiling on the nation’s debt without tackling government spending, and President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser warned against “playing chicken” on the issue. The federal debt is limited to $14.3 trillion, but the debt now stands at nearly $13.9 trillion and is growing daily. Congress last raised the debt ceiling in February 2010 and is expected to consider raising it again as early as March. To some conservatives, refusing to raise the limit on the federal debt could be an effective tactic to force lawmakers into cutting spending and facing such contentious issues as the rising costs of Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs. Austan Goolsbee, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said that refusing to raise the debt ceiling would essentially push the country into defaulting on its financial obligations for the first time in its history. “The impact on the economy would be catastrophic,” Goolsbee said. “That See Debt, Page A7.

Brett bows out

‘It’s time. I’m OK with it’ By The Associated Press Brett Favre was the NFL’s ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with extraordinary toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil’s verve and a showman’s sense of the moment. Yet the once-irrepressible Favre never looked older or

more fragile than in year No. 20. The magic of last season, and most of his brilliant career, never seemed farther away. It had to end some time. And Favre says that time is now. The 41-year-old quarterback sat out Minnesota’s season-ending loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday because of

a concussion, and it appears his career ended not on the field trying to rally the Vikings to another victory, but on the sideline as a thirdstring rookie floundered in Favre’s place. No one — not even Brett Favre — can play forever. “I know it’s time, and that’s

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Keniyah Younger, 4, left, and her brother, Kenard Younger Jr., 3, right, walk hand-in-hand with their grandmother, Janice O’Neal, on Openwood Street Sunday afternoon as they make

One hospitalized, three held in fight in Marcus Bottom One man was hospitalized and three others were in the Warren County Jail this morning after a fight early Sunday at a bar in Marcus Bottom. Harry Defrance, 46, 200 Druscilla Lane, was taken to River Region Medical Center where he was treated for head trauma before he was transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent said. He was in fair condition this morning, a spokesman for the hospital said. Arrested after police were called to Bottom Up Club at 2618 Halls Ferry Road at 12:30 a.m. Sunday were brothers Christopher Henderson, 36, 1005 Urban Court, and Antonio Henderson, 29, 2727 Alcorn Drive, and Demetrice Blackmore, 33, 1431 Bowmar Ave. Each was charged with aggravated assault, and all were expected to have their initial court hearings Tuesday.

County man jailed in girlfriend’s choking A Warren County man was

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The remains of a home at 1755 Fisher Ferry Road

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being held this morning on charges of domestic aggravated assault. Sean W. Waters, no age available, was arrested at his home at 201 Walter St., at about 1 Saturday morning after assaulting and choking his girlfriend, Vicksburg police Deputy Chief Mitchell

Dent said.

Fire destroys home on Fisher Ferry Road A Warren County home was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. No injuries were reported. The house at 1755 Fisher Ferry Road was “about half involved,” when firefighters from the Fisher Ferry Volun-

teer Fire Department arrived at about 2:45, Assistant Chief Tommy Stewart said. He said the occupants of the rental house were in the process of moving out and no one was home when the fire broke out. He said the cause of the blaze is under investigation, but no foul play was suspected.

Sam E. Angel of Lake Village, Ark., has been appointed to his fourth term since 1979 as a member of the Mississippi River Commission. His name was reported incorrectly in Sunday’s Business section. • Wednesday prayer meeting for Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist will be at the home of John and Beverly Harris. Incorrect information was in Saturday Religion. •

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Krotz Springs chief patrolling solo after all officers resign KROTZ SPRINGS, La. — Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille is patrolling the streets alone after his entire department resigned. Mouille took office over the weekend after unseating longtime Chief Susie Lacassin. The officers, about a halfdozen, quit moments after he was sworn in. Capt. Jimmy Darbonne of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies were helping with patrols in the city. Mouille said he didn’t ask the officers to resign, but the officers said they weren’t asked to stay either. Mouille said he is reviewing applications.

New Orleans man dies in I-10 crash NEW ORLEANS — A 23-year-old New Orleans man died early today after he lost control of his SUV while exiting eastbound Interstate 10 at Airline Highway. A name was being withheld pending notification of family, New Orleans police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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1 arrest, more likely in La. cockfighting NAPOLEONVILLE, La. — One man was arrested and Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies anticipate more after deputies discovered a cockfighting ring in the backyard of a home in the Bayou L’Ourse community. A news release said an undercover deputy, acting on a tip, found a large group of people participating in the illegal activity Saturday. Deputies said they found blood on the ground and a 55-gallon drum containing five dead roosters. Ismael Trevino Jr., 36, of Amelia, is charged with cockfighting and cruelty to animals.

Alabama Guard unit Ferriday man dies headed to Afghanistan from wreck injuries FAIRHOPE, Ala. — A National Guard unit from south Alabama is shipping out for duty overseas. About 170 members of the 1165th Military Police was set

FERRIDAY, La. — A Ferriday man injured in a Christmas Eve wreck died Friday from his injuries. Kzarious Fletcher, 22, died at Rapides Regional Medical

Center. The one-car accident sent Fletcher and two other men to the hospital. Investigators said 25-yearold Kristopher David Brown of Ferriday was driving a car that ran off Fisherman Drive near Ferriday and struck a tree.

Pot-growing suspects set for Jan. 24 trial PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Four illegal immigrants arrested last year in what was described as one of the largest marijuana cases in Jackson County are set to go to trial Jan. 24. Enrique Brito, Marcel Gonzalez, Ricardo Gonzalez and Serafin Gonzalez were indicted in May, each charged with manufacturing marijuana. They were arrested Aug. 13, 2009, after authorities received a tip about a possible marijuana grow house in west Jackson County, just outside Ocean Springs. Authorities seized $500,000 in marijuana.

Bay St. Louis woman killed in U.S. 90 wreck PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. — A Bay St. Louis woman was killed in a one-car wreck in Harrison County over the weekend. Samantha Kassab, 21, died early Saturday after the car she and a passenger were in flipped several times on

U.S. 90. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Kassab was taken to Hancock Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead from cardiac arrest. Kassab lost control of the car when it struck a curb. The car came to rest on the beach. Hargrove said Kassab was not wearing a seat belt. The passenger, who was not identified, was in stable condition at Hancock Medical Center.

Ridgeland to fork out $4.6 million for land RIDGELAND, Miss. — The city of Ridgeland will spend $4.6 million for 24.7 acres in the middle of town to build a new city center. Aldermen last week voted 5-2 for the project along U.S. 51 near the police department and municipal court building. Mayor Gene F. McGee said the site is a perfect place for the relocation of city hall and other departmental offices. The next step is an environmental assessment. After the land has been cleared, the design process for the municipal complex at the site can begin. City officials did not have a time frame on when the construction would begin. The current city hall property would be declared surplus and sold.

$1M bond for woman accused in stabbing BILOXI, Miss. — A Biloxi woman is being held on a $1 million bond after being charged in the New Year’s Day stabbing death of her boyfriend. Tommy Leroy McGee, 53, was pronounced dead less than an hour after being found in a yard in Biloxi with a stab wound in the chest. Police were called to the house to break up a fight. Police arrested McGee’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Quisha Rena Larkin, and charged her with murder. Police Sgt. Tim McKaig said McGee and Larkin have a child together. Judge Albert Fountain set Larkin’s bond at $1 million. She was taken to the Harrison County Adult Detention Center.

Monroe mom charged in daughter’s assault MONROE — A Monroe woman has been charged with stabbing her daughter. Natasha Bowman is charged with aggravated second-degree battery and cruelty to a juvenile. Police said Bowman admitted to drinking at a New Year’s Eve party and stabbing her daughter during a family disturbance afterward. The daughter was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.

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‘Fool in love’ case among those on docket JACKSON (AP) — A Pontotoc man once described by defense attorneys as a “fool in love” has appealed his manslaughter and burglary convictions to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Curtis Wayne Gause’s appeal is among dozens of cases the Supreme Court will consider during its January-February term. Many cases — such as Gause’s — will be decided without oral argument. Court records show Gause was convicted in 2008 in Pontotoc County of killing a man he found in bed with his estranged wife. Gause, of Pontotoc, was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter and 25 years, with 15 years suspended, for burglary. The sentences were to run consecutively, meaning Gause was to serve 30 years. Prosecutors said Gause stabbed Jeffery Swords on March 22, 2008, at Tracy Gause’s trailer in Ecru.

Other cases • A recommendation of a public reprimand for Hinds County Justice Court Judge Houston Patton. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance alleged Patton had conversations about cases outside the courtroom with litigants or their attorneys. The commission said Patton also held hearings and issued orders without notifying the parties involved in the cases. • A recommendation of a 30-day suspension without pay and public reprimand for Stone County Justice Court Judge Theresa Brown Dearman. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance cited Dearman for presiding over a criminal case involving her nephew, ordering defendants to attend church as a condition of their bond and discussing cases with parties outside the courtroom. • A recommendation of a public reprimand for Walthall County Justice Court Judge Marion McKenzie. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance has alleged McKenzie fixed tickets. The commission said McKenzie disposed of a ticket for hunting over bait for the grandson of a member of the county board of supervisors. McKenzie also allegedly returned tickets to the issuing officer for the officer to help the defendant. Defense attorneys said during closing arguments that Gause was not a cold-blooded

killer but a “fool in love” when he killed Swords. Gause testified that he went

to the trailer early in the morning to help Tracy Gause prepare for a yard sale. Gause said he “just snapped” when he saw his estranged wife in bed with Swords. Gause testified he broke out the windows of the victim’s truck, sliced the tires with a pocket knife, then pushed in the front door of the mobile home, went to the bedroom where his wife, Tracy, and Swords were and jumped on him. Gause described the stabbing as an accident. Prosecutors said it would be difficult to “accidentally” stab someone five times. Prosecutors said Gause’s sole purpose that day was to assault his estranged wife and to kill Swords. Gause was charged with burglary because he broke into the mobile home after seeing Swords’ truck in the yard and then, peeking through a window, the couple in the bedroom.

Suspect accidentally shot, Jackson officer says JACKSON (AP) — Sherman Jackson said he was just leaving church at 1:15 a.m. when a police officer shot him from behind for no reason. The Jackson Police Department said he was running from police early New Year’s Day when he was accidentally shot. The department said that officers were responding to reports of gunfire near a middle school when they came across Jackson and another man near a home. Jackson refused to take his hands out of his pockets and took off running.

The department said that officers were responding to reports of gunfire near a middle school when they came across Sherman Jackson and another man near a home. Jackson refused to take his hands out of his pockets and took off running. The officer caught up with Jackson, who still refused to comply with commands by not taking his hands out of his pockets, the news release said. That’s when one of the officers tried to remove his weapon from his holster, but acciden-

tally shot toward the ground, police say. Another officer thought Jackson had opened fire and shot the suspect in the arm. Police said Jackson was hiding marijuana and charged him with possession and resist-

ing arrest. But Jackson, whose injuries were not life-threatening, said that he had been at church when police arrived and questioned him for no reason. Jackson said he ran because officers pulled their weapons. “As he comes he got his gun out, so that’s why I’m backing up. I mean why you got to have your gun out? We don’t have anything. I’m backing up. So when I took off running I hear a ‘pow’ and I felt my arm and I felt it, and I fell,” said Jackson.

Child porn charges in Jackson County hit record number PASCAGOULA (AP) — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said investigators made a record number of arrests on possession of child pornography offenses in 2010. The Mississippi Press reports today that the 23 men arrested

on child porn charges covered every socio-economic group. Two were church volunteers who worked with youths. Two others were law enforcement officers. One was a registered nurse, who was also charged with distributing child porn.

Another was an Internet technician with a local school system. Byrd said there’s a misconception that people are being arrested for watching 17- and 18-year-olds, but that’s not true. He said it’s very young

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Weather service: 3 tornadoes ripped through Mississippi JACKSON (AP) — The into Richland and onto the National Weather Service con- grounds of the airport, passfirmed that three tornadoes ing just south of the termiripped through central Mis- nal. The twister also passed sissippi on New Year’s Eve as through Pearl. More than eight hours later, a a severe weather front passed, causing heavy damage and less-powerful twister touched down in Kemper County with injuring three people. maximum The weather s e r v i c e i n The Friday night tornado winds of 70 It mainly Jackson passed through Byram mph. snapped and reported late Saturday that with winds near 120 mph. uprooted the first of Officials said it damaged trees. The third three tornatornado does passed structures, blew out blasted through Hinds and Rankin billboards, uprooted trees through Noxcounties late and overturned a tanker ubee County 2:30 Friday aftertrailer. Authorities say around a . m . Wi t h noon, and two separate that tornado also touched winds that reached 140 ones followed i n Ke m p e r the outskirts of Jackson- mph, that tornado damand Noxubee Evers International aged farms counties early Airport. and homes, Saturday. scattering The Friday debris one night tornado passed through Byram with mile away in one case. About 6 inches of rain fell winds near 120 mph. Officials said it damaged structures, in places, leading to flash blew out billboards, uprooted flooding. Forecasters said the worst trees and overturned a tanker trailer. Authorities say that damage appeared to be in tornado also touched the out- Attala County. “It looks like a rip-roaring skirts of Jackson-Evers Interstart to the New Year,” said national Airport. The Mississippi Emergency Ed Agre, a senior forecaster at Management Agency said the National Weather Service 39 homes and 40 businesses in Jackson. He and other forecasters at were destroyed or seriously damaged by the large storm the weather service’s building at the Jackson airport were system. The storms were part of forced into a tornado shelter a vast cold front sweeping when winds hit 60 mph. “It was pretty intense,” Agre the nation’s midsection that is blamed for at least seven said. “That was one of the rare deaths in tornadoes and times we’ve used that (shelstorms elsewhere in the Mid- ter) in the last 20 years.” The storm forced the evacuwest and South. Parts of Alabama and Louisiana were ation of about 200 people from also under tornado watches the Jackson-Evers airport. on New Year’s Eve. No one The airport was forced to run was killed in the storms on generators and a hangar that passed through central was damaged, officials said. Power was knocked out Mississippi. The first tornado went to about 20,000 customers, through Byram, near Jack- but by Saturday night, only son, around nightfall with about 1,500 remained without winds that reached 120 mph. power. It then crossed the Pearl River


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JACK VIX SAYS: Bulldog Nation is flying high.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Fines in city court totaling $393.50 are imposed during the past month.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Sadie Shelby is the guest of Mrs. T.W. Preston.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 County convicts en route to the new farm in Ballground complain of ill treatment at the hands of former convict manager, Gatewood.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Editor Roundtree of the Madison Parish Journal in Tallulah is in the city. • Capt. Florian Yoste of the Volunteer Southrons is in Jackson on company business. • The Country Club starts a bridge tournament. • Mrs. Joseph Ring entertains in honor of Lillian Maynard of Bay St. Louis.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 David Kennedy, Louis and Heran Griffin, Joe George Chatham and George Ammon return to St. Joseph’s College at St. Benedict, La. • The home of E. Abraham is damaged by fire. • A.D. Omer and Effie Mae Martin secure a marriage license.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Thelma Williamson accepts a position in the city clerk’s office at City Hall. • Dr. F. Michael Smith attends a meeting of the Delta Council Health Committee in Georgia.


60 YEARS AGO: 1951


Services are held for Malanie Heffman, who died from injuries received in an automobile accident near Lake Providence. • Inez McCandless, who was called here by the death of her brother, returns to her home in Memphis.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Charlie Hunt dies. • Services are held for Mrs. Mary Ella Kinney. • Alan Ladd stars in “The Badlanders” at the Joy Theatre. • Curry A. Robert, retired Lake Providence farmer, dies.

It’s still possible in Congress It must be as big a shock to the denizens of Washington as it is to the rest of us that after years of nasty partisan standoffs, Congress was able to put some pretty good results on the board in the lame duck session. What was done had strong bipartisan support. Working together, it turns out, does work. After the trouncing Democrats took in the Nov. 2 elections, it was expected that the two months remaining on the 111th Congress’ session would be unremarkable, as Republicans stalled until January, when they’ll have better numbers in the Senate and a majority in the House. The bitterness of the campaigns and the resentment of the dozens of members who lost their seats could have doomed the lame duck to irrelevance. But that’s not at all how it worked out. The biggest achievement was the compromise worked out between President Barack Obama and Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans for another two years. Although many liberal Democrats balked, in the end enough supported the deal

to stave off the economic calamity that would have resulted had tax rates been allowed to rise in January. Credit the president for putting pragmatism ahead of ideology, and the GOP leadership for compromising more than it might have had to if the issue had gone into the next Congress. As the president noted, everyone got something in this compromise, but everyone gave up something, too. Isn’t that how legislating is supposed to work? Congress even came together on one of the more contentious social issues — gays in the military. The archaic and embarrassing “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy could have resulted in angry divisions. But in the end, its repeal passed without a great deal of rancor and with fairly strong Republican support. The same is true of the new START nuclear arms control treaty with Russia. Republicans made a good case for rolling over a ratification vote to next year to give more time for debate on their legitimate concerns about weakening America’s defensive capabilities and verification of

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Russian compliance. Again, the president bent, offering written commitments to pursue a defensive shield and stronger accountability. Again, it passed with solid Republican support. Other items that Democrats tried to jam through without bipartisan backing, including the Dream Act allowing amnesty to children of illegal immigrants, failed. Both the tone and the productivity of the lame duck session were sharply different from the past two years, when nearly every key vote was on straight party lines. Hopefully, it indicates that both parties got the message of the last election. America’s problems are too great for its leaders to be constantly looking ahead to the next campaign and casting their votes to further a political agenda rather than for the good of the country. Congress has shown over the past few weeks that it can still compromise to produce worthwhile legislation. Now that lawmakers have a taste of what cooperation can accomplish, we can only hope this new spirit lives on in the new session.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Baldridge announce the birth of a son, Billy, on Dec. 30. • Claude Marshall dies. • Billye Davis is visiting friends in Tallulah. • Mrs. Lucy Owen dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Eugene Snow, Edwards resident, dies. • Mr. and Mrs. George McClain announce the birth of a daughter, Maria Rashea, on Jan. 2.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 City officials announce that soon there will be a public hearing on name changes for dozens of city streets. • Vicksburg’s Operation Desert Shield Support Group begins selling T-shirts and sweatshirts to raise money for families with members who left their jobs for duty in the Middle East.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Area Girl Scouts begin taking orders for cookies. • Compass Facility Management Inc., based in Iowa, is chosen to manage the Vicksburg Convention Center. • Doug and Deborah Dulaney Lum of Port Gibson announce the birth of a son, Albert Lael.

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New MDOT panel member faces quick learning curve The newest member of the Mississippi Department of Transportation Commission will come on board at mid-legislative session and will have to get acclimated quickly. Seven candidates are on the Jan. 11 special election ballot to replace the late Bill Minor, who was commissioner from north Mississippi. A runoff is Feb. 1. Sen. Tom King, R-Petal, the Senate Highways Committee chairman, said there will be a learning curve for whoever is elected, even if that person is familiar with transportation issues. The time it takes to get caught up, King said, depends “on what kind of background they have and who they will have to give them counsel when it’s needed.” “They’ll have their work cut out for them that’s for sure. You’ll have two races — in January and November again. It’s going to be tough. They’re going to have to concentrate on the job itself more so than the election. The job is very important and it would be a learning experience for a new commissioner,” King said.



In addition to the special election for the northern district, Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown has said he will not run in 2011. Central District Commissioner Dick Hall is expected to run.

In 2010, the Legislature authorized more than $300 million in bonds to finance highways, bridges and other transportation projects. It included $90 million to improve highways leading to the Toyota plant near Blue Springs in northeast Mississippi. The authorization also had $100 million to repair or replace state highway bridges, $20 million for local bridges and $20 million for county roads. King said he sees continuing upgrading for bridges and road maintenance as the priorities in 2011. No one expects an election-year

Legislature to consider an increase in the fuel tax, which funds the highway program. In addition to the special election for the northern district, Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown has said he will not run again in 2011. Central District Commissioner Dick Hall is expected to run again. Neither King nor Blake Wilson, president of Mississippi Economic Council, a staunch proponent of better highways, expects any drop-off in support for transportation programs even with leadership influx at the Department of Transportation.

“One cannot stop the business of government due to challenges, either transitional or otherwise,” Wilson said. “We must press on with the business of the state — and part of that business is transportation. “It is one of the primary public policy arteries in delivering the lifeblood of our state — in attracting industry and business and in providing jobs to literally thousands who work on our projects. I have seen the benefit in recent years of a long-range highway development strategy that opened up accessibility to our state,” he said. King, who has been mentioned as a candidate for the southern district transportation post, said the leadership at MDOT will have to reach out more to the public to explain what has been accomplished and what they need to do. “It may take someone going to the different counties and giving them the message on what they have done in their area on specific projects. There’s a lot of work ahead of us. I feel like we’ll just have to keep on keeping on with the money that

we have and do the best we can,” King said. Mike Pepper, executive director of the Mississippi Road Builders Association, told the Mississippi Business Journal that his group, like many others, stays on edge during tough economic times. Pepper said the fuel tax that funds the road and bridge program “is essentially a user fee since you make a decision to use roads and bridges.” He said the funds “always come under attack because there is usually a balance, sometimes significant, in order to use (them) for federal matches.” “Outside of our industry, most people just look at these balances as large sums of money not being used. Being an election year, I would say that protecting the fuel tax user fee ... would be a priority,” Pepper said.

• Jack Elliott Jr. lives near Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.

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Navy probes officer’s lewd videos NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Videos just coming to light show the crew of a Navy aircraft carrier got an eyeful on shipboard TV: gay slurs, suggestive shower scenes and mimicked masturbation in clips made not by some sailor run amok but by the ship’s second-most powerful officer. The Navy said Sunday it will investigate the “clearly inappropriate” videos shown through the nuclear-powered ship’s closed-circuit television system as part of an onboard movie night. The star of the videos, made in 2006 and 2007, is Capt. Owen Honors, who now commands the USS Enterprise but was its executive officer — the second in command — when the videos were made. The Norfolk-based Enterprise was deployed in the Middle East at the time the videos were made. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported on the videos in its Sunday editions and posted an edited version of one video on its website. He goes on to use a derogatory term for gays and tells his critics: “This evening, all of you bleeding hearts ... why don’t you just go ahead and

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In a frame grab, U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors appears in one of a series of profanity-laced comedy sketches that were broadcast on the USS Enterprise via closed-circuit television. hug yourselves for the next 20 minutes or so, because there’s a really good chance you’re gonna be offended.” Next comes a sequence of what appear to be outtakes in which Honors and others curse, followed by clips in which he and others are shown making hand motions that mimic masturbation. Honors segues to the next

segment by saying, “Finally let’s get to my favorite topic ... chicks in the shower.” Next are shown clips of pairs of women and a pair of men pretending to shower together. No nudity is shown, but the men’s and women’s bare shoulders imply they are nude. Other clips in the video show a man in drag and a mock rectal examination.

Navy Cmdr. Chris Sims said that the videos “were not acceptable then and are not acceptable in today’s Navy.” Executive officers and other leaders “are charged to lead by example and are held accountable for setting the proper tone and upholding the standards of honor, courage and commitment that we expect sailors to exemplify,” he said.

Brown to be sworn in as California governor SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown will be sworn in today as California’s 39th governor, promising an era of austerity and a markedly different leadership style than that of outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Democrat and current state attorney general will become only the second person to serve three terms a s Ca l i fo r nia governor when he takes ov e r f r o m SchwarzenegJerry ger, a RepubBrown lican who won office during the 2003 recall election. His tenure as the 34th governor, from 1975 to 1983, was before voter-imposed term limits, allowing Brown to seek the office again at age 72. When he last held the job, Brown dated celebrities and earned the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” for what then seemed like far-out ideas. He returns to lead a state very different from the one he last oversaw: Its finances are in a deep hole and its politics are riven with deep partisan-

Schwarzenegger grants commutations SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Sunday commuted the manslaughter sentence of the son of California’s former Assembly speaker, drawing criticism from the victim’s family. The outgoing governor also granted clemency to a woman who killed her former pimp in a motel room when she was 16. The moves come just hours before Schwarzenegger is scheduled to leave office today. Schwarzenegger said he believed the 16-year prison ship that has made compromise on major budget issues all but impossible. Since his November election victory, Brown has promised a grim future of difficult choices and “shared sacrifice” from all sides. The state faces a $28 billion budget shortfall through June 2012, and multibilliondollar shortfalls are projected for the foreseeable future. That could mean asking voters to extend the tempo-

sentence that Esteban Nunez was serving was “excessive” in reducing his sentence from 16 years to Gov. Arnold seven years. Schwarzenegger Nunez is the son of Fabian Nunez, a Democrat who served as Assembly speaker — one of the most powerful political leadership positions in the state — from 2004 to 2008.

rary income, sales and vehicle taxes that were approved in 2009 and are scheduled to expire in July. Brown campaigned on a promise not to raise taxes without voter approval, but voters already rejected an extension of those taxes during a special election in 2009. Brown will need some Republican support in the Legislature to put any tax measure before voters. Brown has been working

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Continued from Page A1. and toys are sold by volunteers. Proceeds from the rented spaces and sold donations go to the shelter. Hayward added items in the store so far have been provided by local individuals and organizations. “We do have a lot of community support from churches and places like Ameristar,” said Hayward. “This is a great community when it comes to donations.” Judy Childress, a volunteer

Finder’s Keeper’s The community flea market and thrift store is at 815 Veto St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. with Mountain of Faith Ministries, has been with Hayward throughout the process of setting up the store, and she is pleased. “Everybody has been so

generous and helpful,” said Childress. “We’ve had a good amount of people come by with not much advertising.” “We invite the community

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OK. It is,” Favre said after the 20-13 loss. “Again, I hold no regrets, and I can’t think of too many players offhand that can walk away and say that. Individually and from a team standpoint, it was way more than I ever dreamed of.” He also retired in 2008 with the Packers and 2009 with the Jets, only to return both times when the football bug bit him in the summer. He knows that there will be doubters again. “I don’t know for me if it’s ever easy,” Favre said. “I’m sure throughout this year, the comment has been made that, ‘We’ll wait and see in August or September’ and that’s fine. It’s time. I’m OK with it.” There appears to be one big difference this time. Even if he did want to come back next year, would anyone want him? The Vikings are going to start over. And the market for a 42-year-old quarterback coming off one of his worst seasons — both personally and professionally — doesn’t figure to be hot. If this indeed is the end — for real, this time — for Favre, one of the most colorful and celebrated careers in NFL history concluded with a season filled with interceptions, injuries and insults. He threw 19 interceptions and his 69.9 quarterback rating is the lowest of his career. The Vikings sunk to the bottom of the NFC North after starting the season with Super Bowl aspirations, coach Brad Childress was fired during the season and Favre was fined $50,000 for failure to cooperate with an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent lewd photos and messages to a game-day hostess when both worked for the Jets in 2008. Favre’s reputation took a serious hit from the humiliating scandal, which tarnished the image of one of the league’s most popular players. He declined to comment on the fine after the game. His long-awaited union with receiver Randy Moss also was a spectacular failure and his cherished streak of 297 straight starts ended three weeks ago, with a sprained throwing shoulder making it impossible for Favre to let those famously zip-filled passes rip from his right arm.

“It’s been a wonderful experience for me,” Favre said. “This year did not work out the way we would have hoped, but that’s football. I don’t regret coming back. I enjoyed my experience here.” He was listed as doubtful against the Lions, having failed during the week to pass the necessary tests to be cleared to play. “He’s a guy who loves football to death. You can tell. He played up until he was 41 years old,” Webb said. “I admire him, he’s a great mentor for me. I’ll always keep in contact with him.” The season started reluctantly, with Favre having serious reservations about coming back after having surgery on his ankle last summer. He also wondered if he could duplicate his incredible 2009 performance, which he called the best of his career. Childress sent three of Favre’s closest friends on the team — Ryan Longwell, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson — to Hattiesburg to coax the old man into coming back for one more Super Bowl shot . But that sensational 33-touchdown, seven-interception masterpiece he put together to help the Vikings reach the NFC title game last season was doomed from the start. Injuries to his two best receivers made it difficult for Favre to get going. “All indications, when I talk with him, and we’ve had many, many discussions — this is it,” interim coach Leslie Frazier said. “I don’t even think it’ll be an issue in the future. I don’t see any situation that’s going to change his mind. You might say, ‘Well, we’ve been down that road before,” but it’s different now. Things are different, in his life and in the organization’s life as well.” The website Deadspin published the tawdry allegations about Favre’s supposed advances on Jenn Sterger in October, and he spent the next two months sidestepping questions about it while being exposed to the kind of public humiliation that he’s never had to deal with before. His record starts streak ended against the Giants on Dec. 13. He was knocked out of three games this season — against New England on Oct. 31 with a gaping wound

on his chin, Buffalo on Dec. 5 with the shoulder injury and Chicago on Dec. 20 with the concussion — and also played through two broken bones in his foot, tendinitis in his elbow and injuries to his neck, back, ribs and calf. Renowned for his ability to recover quickly, Favre missed three of his final four games and played only two quarters over the final five games as the Vikings fell apart. “One game, one season does not define me,” Favre said. “There will be people saying it’s a shame you went out that way, this and that. “I am truly grateful for the opportunity that, by the grace of God, I got a chance to play this game and play it at a high level and I’m honored. I hope that people admired the way I played, my passion for it, because I hold no regrets.” Assuming this is the end, Favre departs as the career leader in victories (186), yards passing (71,838), touchdown passes (508), attempts (10,169), completions (6,300) and interceptions (336). He was drafted in 1991 by Atlanta but never completed a pass for the Falcons before moving on to Green Bay, where he spent 16 seasons, won three MVP awards and led the Packers to a Super Bowl title in 1997. After the Packers grew weary of his indecisiveness about retirement, they traded him to the Jets. He spent a forgettable season in New York before joining the Vikings in 2009. Favre had a few highlights in 2010. He threw his 500th TD pass and threw for a career-high 446 yards to rally his team from a 14-point deficit and beat the Cardinals. Favre got one last victory under his belt when he won the coin toss before the game Sunday. When the final whistle blew, Favre waved to the fans and jogged past his teammates, up the tunnel and into the locker room. “That’s the thing every player and former player that I’ve talked to ... will tell you that what you miss is the guys, the fellowship, the bus rides, locker rooms, winning and losing together, celebrating together,” Favre said. “That’s the things you’re going to miss. If I sat here and told you I would not miss that, I’d be kidding myself.”


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Continued from Page A1. would be a worse financial economic crisis than anything we saw in 2008.” Goolsbee added: “I don’t see why anybody’s talking about playing chicken with the debt ceiling.” While saying that defaulting would be “very bad” for the U.S. position in the world, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would not vote for raising the limit on the fed-

eral debt unless a plan was in place for dealing with long-term obligations and for returning to 2008 spending. “This is an opportunity to make sure the government is changing its spending ways,” Graham said. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., asked people to sign an online petition to urge their representatives not to increase the debt limit.

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Favre In the Senate, there’s a chance the Democrats will replace Republicans as the party of “no,” assuming the House GOP passes much of its agenda. Democrats will control the Senate 51-47 with two independents, and only need 41 votes to block initiatives that arrive from the House. Among the reasons that the Republican agenda will likely have a bigger impact on the next election than on the dayto-day lives of most Americans are: • Much of the government spending has been politically untouchable. About 60 percent goes for entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The nation also is paying for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and major reconstruction projects in those countries. Both parties have considered it politically foolish to mess with Medicare and Social Security. Also, Republicans don’t have a clean record as budget-cutters. “Spending restraint on the Republican side is a theory yet to be proven,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the budgetwatching Concord Coalition. He noted that Democratic President Bill Clinton’s budget surplus turned into deficit under Republican George W. Bush. • Obama might be more willing to compromise with Republicans than in his first two years, but he will fight repealing the health care law. Senate Democrats will almost certainly stop major revisions. If for some reason they don’t, Obama will use his veto to stop them. • Republican attempts to overturn regulations on issues such as global warming also could falter in the Senate. When the EPA announced just before Christmas that it planned to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for power plants and oil refineries, Upton said, “We will not allow the administration to regulate what they have been unable to legislate.” Senate Democrats may have a different view. Many eyes in the new session will focus on Issa, who will have subpoena power and can investigate any government program.


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Congress fails to change the lives of Americans, it could still prove to have a greater impact on next year’s elections. House Republicans also pledge to hold tough investigations and hearings on the president’s programs and policies, ending the free pass that Democratic committee chairmen gave the administration the past two years. Republicans insist they’ll bring key administration officials before congressional microphones and that the public can watch the webcasts. The friendly tone of inquiry from Democratic chairmen will be replaced by Republicans demanding answers to these questions: What’s the purpose of this program? Is this the best use of the taxpayers’ money? The chief Republican investigator, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, is raring to get started, and he’s not alone. Issa, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been especially critical of what he calls waste in Obama’s economic stimulus spending. “The sooner the administration figures out that the enemy is the bureaucracy and the wasteful spending, not the other party, the better off we’ll be,” he said Sunday. Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky, incoming leader of the House Appropriations Committee, says he wants top officials from all major government agencies to appear and justify their spending. The next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, says he’ll work to stop overzealous government regulators. A big target for him is the Environmental Protection Agency, which is writing rules to limit greenhouse gases blamed for global warming after Obama’s effort to get Congress to do it stalled in the Senate last year. Upton, like Issa, will have a large investigative staff. “Republicans need to make sure they bring forward solutions, even though it may be difficult to get them accomplished,” Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said in an interview. She said the lesson from the November election is, “The American people will replace people if they’re no longer in touch or listening.”


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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 tuesday-wedesday Mostly sunny with showers forming by Wednesday morning; lows in the 30s, highs in the 50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the 30s tuesday-wedesday Mostly sunny with showers forming by Wednesday morning; lows in the 30s, highs in the 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 53º Low/past 24 hours............... 24º Average temperature......... 39º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............10º in 1887 Record high............79º in 1982 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 2.4 inches Total/year................... 2.4 inches Normal/month......0.55 inches Normal/year...........0.55 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 4:32 A.M. Most active...............10:45 P.M. Active............................. 4:58 P.M. Most active................11:11 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:09 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:10 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:04

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 10.9 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.9 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 15.4 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.4 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 16.6 | Change: +1.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.7 | Change: +2.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.9 River....................................58.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 15.7 Wednesday........................... 15.7 Thursday................................ 15.8 Memphis Tuesday.....................................1.4 Wednesday..............................0.8 Thursday...................................0.5 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 18.1 Wednesday........................... 17.7 Thursday................................ 17.3 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 12.0 Wednesday........................... 11.7 Thursday................................ 11.4


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South Korea talks tough, pushes peace with North SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president today opened the door to possible peace talks with North Korea even as he vowed not to let Pyongyang “covet even an inch of our territory” — looking to strike a delicate balance between diplomacy and strength two days after the North called for better ties with Seoul. Lee Myung-bak, addressing the country in a New Year’s speech, said the Nov. 23 shelling of Yeonpyeong Island, which killed four and has spiked fears of war, should be treated as the United States did the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and spur the South to change the way it defends itself. Future provocations, he said, “will be met with stern, strong responses.” However, he said: “The door for dialogue is still open. If the North exhibits sincerity, we have both the will and the plan to drastically enhance economic cooperation.” On New Year’s Day, the North called for warmer ties and the resumption of joint projects with South Korea. Pyongyang, eager for food and fuel assistance, has said it wants stalled international aid-for-nucleardisarmament talks to restart. Washington and Seoul have said no, demanding the North first fulfill past nuclear disarmament commitments. Meanwhile, the United

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Soldiers watch a live broadcast of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak’s New Year’s speech today at Seoul Train Station. States, which has about 28,500 troops in the South, is sending its top envoy on North Korea, Stephen Bosworth, to Seoul for talks Wednesday with top officials. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates will visit Seoul next week. North Korea today called for Seoul to scrap its hostile policy against Pyongyang. “As long as South Korea’s dangerous northward invasion plot is maintained, North-South Korea relations cannot be improved at all and we cannot think about the nation’s safety and peaceful

reunification,” the North’s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. In the North Korean capital, about 100,000 people gathered today for an annual New Year rally to display loyalty to leader Kim Jong Il. The crowd packed Kim Il Sung plaza, pumping their fists in the air and shouting slogans while carrying huge portraits of Kim and his father, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Some waved huge red flags and played small drums,

as top officials watched from an elevated viewing stand. Kim and his son and heirapparent, Kim Jong Un, didn’t appear in the footage broadcast by APTN. Despite the mention of possible peace talks, the focus of Lee’s comments on North Korea was a tough promise to improve South Korea’s defenses. Lee was severely criticized for acting too slowly and too weakly after the shelling near the Koreas’ disputed western sea border. It was the first attack by the North, which

claims the waters around the island as its territory, on a civilian area since the 1950-53 Korean War. Lee’s government has responded by replacing the defense chief, strengthening security and pushing to deploy additional troops and weaponry to Yeonpyeong, which lies just seven miles from North Korean shores. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Lee said, the United States devised new security strategies. “The shelling of Yeonpyeong Island also served as an opportunity for us to reflect on our security readiness and overhaul our defense posture,” he said. Under Lee’s conservative administration, relations between the two Koreas have deteriorated as he reversed policies of earlier liberal-leaning administrations that he saw as rewarding the North’s aggression. Presidential and foreign ministry officials said the resumption of talks with North Korea would depend on whether Pyongyang makes progress on past nuclear commitments. Jeung Young-tae, an analyst with the government-funded Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul, said tensions won’t be dramatically eased anytime soon because North Korea won’t accept linking new talks with disarmament efforts.

Pakistani key party breaks from parliament ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister today tried to keep his government from collapsing after a key party said it was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving the government short of majority support in parliament. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the second largest party in the ruling coali-

tion, said Sunday it would join the opposition because of fuel price hikes, inflation and the ruling Pakistan People’s Party’s general poor performance. The defection deprives Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s government of the 172 seats needed for a majority in the 342-member par-

liament. That means the fractured opposition parties — if they can work together — could sponsor a no-confidence vote in Gilani, which if passed by a majority of lawmakers would remove the prime minister from office and possibly trigger early elections. The political crisis is almost

Ivory Coast leader staunch under pressure ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — African leaders returned to Ivory Coast today in their second visit in a week as they stepped up pressure on the country’s renegade president to cede power more than a month after the election or face a military ouster. Laurent Gbagbo has defied the calls to step down even though results tallied by the country’s electoral commis-

sion and certified by the United Nations showed he lost by a nearly 9-point margin to longtime opposition leader Alassane Ouattara. Gbagbo has clung to power with the backing of the army, and human rights groups accuse his security forces of abducting and killing hundreds of political opponents. Gbagbo has dismissed the international condemnation as

Suicide car bomb kills 1 in Iraq BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car northeast of Baghdad, killing a passer-by and injuring 33, police and hospital officials said. In two other, separate incidents today, a policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad and a Christian woman was shot to death by armed men who broke into her house, police officers said. The U.S. military, meanwhile, reported that two American soldiers had died Sunday in central Iraq.


“a foreign plot” led by France, the country’s former colonizer. In a break with the past though, the African leaders also have taken a stance against one of their own. The three presidents who are coming to Abidjan today represent the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, a 15-member regional bloc that is threatening military action.

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certain to distract the government at a time when the U.S. is pushing Islamabad to do more to help turn around the war in neighboring Afghanistan, although security is largely the purview of Pakistan’s powerful military. It also all but guarantees lawmakers will make no progress anytime soon on solv-

ing the economic problems that have frustrated ordinary Pakistanis and forced the country to rely on $11 billion in loans from the International Monetary Fund. With his job on the line, Gilani was scrambling today to secure the support of opposition groups to avoid a noconfidence vote.

Obama signs Sept. 11 measure HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama said Sunday he was honored to sign a bill to provide aid to survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks and first responders who became ill working in the ruins at the World Trade Center. “We will never forget the selfless courage demonstrated by the firefighters, police officers and first responders who risked their lives to save others,” Obama said in a statement. “I believe this is a critical step for those who continue to bear the physical scars of those attacks.” The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act was named after a police officer who died of President a respiratory Barack Obama disease he contracted during the 9/11 rescue operations. The bill was one of the last measures Congress passed before adjourning in December. Some Republicans tried to block the measure, saying they were concerned with how to pay for the bill. They dropped their opposition after lawmakers struck a compromise to reduce the costs. The $4.2 billion measure will be paid for with a fee on some foreign companies that get U.S. government procurement contracts. “At long last, the President’s signature has ended our nineyear struggle to address the 9/11 health crisis. The Zadroga law will save lives and fulfills our moral obligation to care for those who rose to the defense of America in a time of war,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.

Friday Cotton Bowl / Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2) / 7 p.m. Fox Saturday BBVA Compass Bowl / Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6) / 11 a.m. ESPN

Orange Bowl

Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl / Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1) / 8 p.m. ESPN Jan. 10 BCS National Championship / Auburn 13-0 vs. Oregon (12-0) / 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Sugar Bowl

Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)

Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2)

today, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.


Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

Thursday, 7 p.m.




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Saints fall to Tampa in finale By Brett Martel The Associated Press

Best of the West Seahawks finish 7-9, win NFC West crown. NFL roundup/B3.

On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - The next BCS bowl game on the menu is the Orange, which features the likely No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL draft with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. He’ll lead the Cardinal against Virginia Tech. Preview/B3.


Ole Miss basketball player had 22 points and six assists in a 68-59 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Randy Edsall, who diligently worked to build the Connecticut football program into a winner, has been hired to pull off a similar feat at Maryland. Edsall was picked Sunday to replace Ralph Friedgen, who was fired after a 10-year run at his alma mater. Maryland announced the hiring in a short press release Sunday night. The school will hold a press conference today to introduce Edsall as its new football coach. Edsall spent 12 years at Connecticut. He guided the Huskies out of Division I-AA (now FCS) and into the Big East, where he won a pair of conference titles and earned bowl appearances each of the last four years. Connecticut lost to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. Edsall, the 2010 Big East coach of the year, had a 74-70 record at UConn. Edsall did not accompany the team on its charter flight back to Connecticut, and players said they learned of his departure via text messages upon landing.

NEW ORLEANS — When Sean Payton rested Drew Brees early in the fourth quarter, it might have cost the quarterback the singleseason NFL completions record. The move also might have prevented the Saints from reaching 12 wins in two straight seasons for the first time in franchise history. The defending champions had other priorities in mind, though, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled away for a 23-13 victory on Sunday. “It’s all about what you do in the playoffs,” said Brees, whose team opens the postseason Saturday afternoon in Seattle. “This is what you play for. This is our moment, coming up.” New Orleans (11-5) rested several hobbled regulars who might have been able to play had there been more on the line. When out-of-town scores showed Atlanta pummeling Carolina en route to a 31-10 win, and it became evident that the Saints would finish second in the NFC South and as the fifth playoff seed in their conference, Payton started resting healthy players as well. “We did the right thing, the smart thing. And that’s part of the reason why some guys didn’t play today when they probably could have,” said Brees, who remained on the bench when LeGarrette Blount’s fumble gave the Saints the ball 37 yards from a tying touchdown. “You’re thinking about, ‘How can we put ourselves in the best position to succeed this next week?”’ The Buccaneers now begin a third straight offseason without a playoff appearance despite finishing with a 10-6 record that represented a

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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Adrian Arrington (87) is wrapped up by a Tampa Bay defender as cornerback Ronde Barber (20) closes in Sunday. Tampa Bay beat the Saints, 23-13, in the last game of the regular season. dramatic improvement over their 3-13 2009 campaign. Second-year quarterback Josh Freeman hit rookie receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Mike Williams each for touchdowns to help the Buccaneers win in the Superdome for a second straight year. Yet Tampa Bay was eliminated from postseason contention soon after when Green Bay defeated Chicago to snatch the final NFC playoff spot. “It’s rough,” Freeman said as he awaited results of later games that ultimately doomed the Bucs to an earlier vacation than they wanted. “We had a good

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• NFL playoff schedule/B2 • NFL roundup/B3 team this year. You hate to say goodbye right now.” Freeman completed 81 percent of his passes (21-of-26) for 255 yards and was not intercepted. Briscoe’s 2-yard TD came on a tough catch in the back of the end zone. Williams’ 18-yard score came on a pass Freeman lofted into the end zone after faking a keeper on fourth-and-short See Saints, Page B3.

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Ole Miss forward Reginald Buckner (2) dunks and is fouled by Southeastern Louisiana’s Roosevet Johnson during Sunday’s game in Oxford. Ole Miss won, 68-59.

Saints face Seattle Saturday By The Associated Press The New Orleans Saints will be the first team to hit the field for the NFL playoffs. The Saints, who earned a wild-card berth in the NFC despite losing their regular-season finale to Tampa Bay on Sunday, will open the postseason Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Seattle. Seattle, which finished the season 7-9, became the first team to earn a playoff berth with a losing record by beating the St. Louis Rams 16-6 on Sunday night to win the NFC West championship. Saturday’s other playoff game will feature the Indianapolis Colts hosting the New York Jets at 7 p.m. Both games Saturday will be broadcast on NBC. On Sunday, Baltimore plays at Kansas City at noon on CBS in an AFC game, and Green Bay faces Philadelphia in the NFC at 3:30 p.m. on Fox.

Ole Miss fends off SE Louisiana By David Brandt The Associated Press

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OXFORD — There were some uneasy moments for Andy Kennedy as Ole Miss struggled with Southeastern Louisiana before pulling away for a 68-59 victory Sunday night. And while it wasn’t particularly fun at the time, the Rebels’ coach hopes that it was at least educational. “We played into their hands and ended up grinding it out,” Kennedy said. “But in retrospect, that’s not so bad for us. It made us adjust to a different style and have to play a different way and get some game pressure.” Chris Warren scored 22 points and dished six assists as Ole Miss (11-3) came back from a 31-27 halftime deficit to win its third straight. Zach Graham scored

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14 points while Reginald Buckner added 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. The Rebels struggled Andy with SouthKennedy eastern Louisiana’s deliberate pace, and didn’t take the lead for good until Graham’s jumper pushed the Rebels ahead 47-46 with 10:11 remaining. It was the first two points of a 13-0 run that buried the Lions, who went scoreless for nearly six minutes. Warren scored six points during the run. The 5-foot-10

senior scored 15 of his points in the second half, finishing 7-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and 5-of-5 from the freethrow line. “We may come out sluggish, which is not a good trait, but we’re going to play,” Warren said. Ole Miss shot 48.2 percent from the field (27 of 56) and held Southeastern Louisiana to just 38.2-percent shooting (21 of 55). The Rebels outrebounded the Lions, 38-30. Buckner’s big game came less than a week after he missed the Rebels’ victory over Alcorn State because of a sore knee. But he looked fully healthy against the Lions, using his 6-foot-8 body to create havoc in the paint on both offense and defense. “I thought he was really good,” Kennedy said. “His See Ole Miss, Page B4.


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NFL Browns fire Mangini after disappointing run BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have fired coach Eric Mangini following a second straight 5-11 season that ended with a humiliating home loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. He was dismissed during a morning meeting today with team president Mike Holmgren. The club announced his dismissal in a release. Mangini went just 10-22 with the Browns and finished his second season with a four-game losing streak. Cleveland went 2-6 following an upset of NFL heavyweight New England on Nov. 7.

Elway close to return as Broncos executive DENVER — Hall of Famer John Elway is expected to rejoin the Denver Broncos as their chief football executive by midweek, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal to bring Elway back to the franchise hasn’t been completed. Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said reports that the team had already reached an agreement with Elway were premature. “Talks with John are progressing, but nothing has been finalized at this point,” Smyth said. Attempts to reach Elway and his agent, Marvin Demoff, were not successful.

MLB Orioles pitcher suspect in Dominican killing SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in a fatal shooting New Year’s Eve in the Dominican Republic, police said Sunday. The pitcher is suspected of killing 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounding his 17-yearold brother during a celebration in the coastal town of Luperon, police said in a statement. No motive was disclosed. Simon is from the Dominican Republic, and police said he fled after the violence. Felipe Alou Jr., a Dominican representative for the Orioles, said he spoke with Simon on Saturday and the player said he was in the area when the violence occurred but insisted he was not involved in the shootings. Police Maj. Pablo Cuevas said he believes Simon is hiding in Santiago. He is confident the player will surrender to authorities by today. Simon could face up to 30 years in prison if found guilty. The 29-year-old pitcher joined Baltimore in 2008 but was quickly sidelined with an injury. He went 4-2 with a 4.93 ERA last season.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 3 1920 — Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells pitcher-outfielder Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 plus a $350,000 loan. The loan is used to turn the play “No, No, Nannette” into a hit. 1993 — The Buffalo Bills stage pro football’s biggest comeback to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in the first round of the NFL playoffs. 2003 — Ohio State completes an unlikely, unbeaten run to its first national title in 34 years with a 31-24 double-overtime win over Miami at the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes’ upset ends the Hurricanes’ bid for a second straight title and their winning streak at 34. 2010 — Chris Johnson rushes for 134 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s 17-13 win over Seattle and finishes the year with 2,006 yards. He is the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season.

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W y-New England... 14 x-N.Y. Jets.......... 11 Miami.................. 7 Buffalo................ 4 W y-Indianapolis..... 10 Jacksonville........ 8 Houston.............. 6 Tennessee.......... 6 W y-Pittsburgh........ 12 x-Baltimore......... 12 Cleveland............ 5 Cincinnati............ 4 W y-Kansas City..... 10 San Diego.......... 9 Oakland.............. 8 Denver................ 4

L 2 5 9 12

T 0 0 0 0

South L 6 8 10 10

T 0 0 0 0

North L 4 4 11 12

T 0 0 0 0

West L 6 7 8 12

T 0 0 0 0

PF 518 367 273 283

PA 313 304 333 425

Pct .625 .500 .375 .375

PF 435 353 390 356

PA 388 419 427 339

Pct .750 .750 .313 .250

PF 375 357 271 322

PA 232 270 332 395

Dec. 27 Independence Bowl....................................Air Force 14, Georgia Tech 7

Pct .625 .563 .500 .250

PF 366 441 410 344

PA 326 322 371 471

Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.................................................................Illinois 38, Baylor 14

Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl.......................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21 Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl........................... Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28 Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl.......................................................... Boise State 26, Utah 3 Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl........................................... San Diego State 35, Navy 14 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl................................................................. Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35 Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl................ Florida International 34, Toledo 32

Dec. 29 Military Bowl..............................................Maryland 51, East Carolina 20

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl............................................. Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10 Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl........................................................Army 16, SMU 14 Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl........................................... Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34 Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT

Pct .813 .688 .625 .125

PF 414 384 341 196

PA 288 307 318 408

Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl................................................Central Florida 10, Georgia 6

Pct .688 .625 .375 .375

PF 334 388 362 281

PA 286 240 369 348

Jan. 1 Outback Bowl...................................................... Florida 37, Penn State 24

W L T Pct y-Seattle............. 7 9 0 .438 St. Louis............. 7 9 0 .438 San Francisco.... 6 10 0 .375 Arizona............... 5 11 0 .313 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Sunday’s Games Oakland 31, Kansas City 10 Tampa Bay 23, New Orleans 13 New England 38, Miami 7 Detroit 20, Minnesota 13 Atlanta 31, Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 41, Cleveland 9 N.Y. Jets 38, Buffalo 7 Baltimore 13, Cincinnati 7 San Francisco 38, Arizona 7 San Diego 33, Denver 28 Green Bay 10, Chicago 3 Houston 34, Jacksonville 17 N.Y. Giants 17, Washington 14 Dallas 14, Philadelphia 13 Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 20 Seattle 16, St. Louis 6 End regular season ———

PF 310 289 305 289

PA 407 328 346 434

South L 3 5 6 14

T 0 0 0 0

North L 5 6 10 10

T 0 0 0 0


Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl............................................ South Florida 31, Clemson 26 Dec. 31 Sun Bowl........................................................... Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl...............................Florida State 23, South Carolina 20 Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl.......................................Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38

Elon 70, Columbia 69 Maine 65, Boston U. 52 Marshall 74, St. Bonaventure 65 Presbyterian 60, Navy 58 Sacred Heart 77, Holy Cross 75 Stony Brook 64, UMBC 56 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65

Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.............................................Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14 Jan. 1 Rose Bowl..................................................................TCU 21, Wisconsin 19

Jan. 3 Orange Bowl....................................Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.........................................Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN 7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl................................................Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2)

7 p.m. Fox

Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl............................ Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6)

11 a.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl..........................Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1)

8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 10 BCS National Championship.....................Auburn 13-0 vs. Oregon (12-0) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................25 New York.......................19 Philadelphia...................13 Toronto..........................11 New Jersey...................9

L 7 14 20 22 25

Pct GB .781 — .576 6 1/2 .394 12 1/2 .333 14 1/2 .265 17

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................26 Orlando..........................21 Atlanta...........................22 Charlotte........................11 Washington....................8

Saturday New Orleans at Seattle, 3:30 p.m. (NBC) N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. (NBC) Jan. 9 Baltimore at Kansas City, Noon (CBS) Green Bay at Philadelphia, 3:30 p.m. (Fox)

Central Division

Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay, New Orleans or Seattle at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (Fox) Jan. 16 Philadelphia, New Orleans or Seattle at Chicago, Noon (Fox) N.Y. Jets, Kansas City or Baltimore at New England, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Conference Championships

W Chicago.........................22 Indiana...........................14 Milwaukee......................13 Detroit............................11 Cleveland.......................8

L 10 18 18 22 26

Pct GB .743 — .636 4 .611 4 1/2 .355 13 .250 16 1/2 Pct GB .688 — .438 8 .419 8 1/2 .333 11 1/2 .235 15


W San Antonio...................29 Dallas.............................25 New Orleans.................20 Houston.........................16 Memphis........................15

L 4 8 14 17 19

Pct GB .879 — .758 4 .588 9 1/2 .485 13 .441 14 1/2

Northwest Division

Jan. 23 NFC, 2 p.m. (Fox) AFC, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

Super Bowl XLV

Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (Fox)


Tampa Bay New Orleans

3 7 10 3 — 23 7 0 3 3 — 13 First Quarter TB—FG Barth 43, 9:58. NO—Graham 4 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 4:41. Second Quarter TB—Briscoe 2 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 6:40. Third Quarter NO—FG Hartley 45, 10:30. TB—FG Barth 32, 8:01. TB—M.Williams 18 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 2:09. Fourth Quarter NO—FG Hartley 38, 11:17. TB—FG Barth 48, 4:01. A—70,068. ——— TB NO First downs................................18........................20 Total Net Yards.......................317......................305 Rushes-yards.......................24-84.................22-106 Passing....................................233......................199 Punt Returns............................1-4.......................1-7 Kickoff Returns.....................3-108...................6-142 Interceptions Ret......................1-4.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 21-27-0............... 24-41-1 Sacked-Yards Lost.................3-22.....................3-13 Punts...................................1-46.0..................3-31.0 Fumbles-Lost............................2-2.......................3-2 Penalties-Yards......................7-54.....................5-45 Time of Possession.............29:03...................30:57 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Tampa Bay, Blount 19-66, Freeman 4-11, C.Williams 1-7. New Orleans, Bush 9-70, Ivory 7-33, Jones 4-6, Daniel 1-0, Meachem 1-(minus 3). PASSING—Tampa Bay, Freeman 21-26-0-255, Spurlock 0-1-0-0. New Orleans, Brees 22-38-1196, Daniel 2-3-0-16. RECEIVING—Tampa Bay, Briscoe 4-65, M.Williams 4-40, Winslow 3-28, Stovall 2-45, Parker 2-33, Blount 2-2, Lumpkin 1-12, Purvis 1-11, Lorig 1-10, Gilmore 1-9. New Orleans, Arrington 7-79, Moore 6-53, Bush 5-55, Graham 2-15, Jones 2-3, Meachem 1-5, H.Evans 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

college football Conference Bowl Records L 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 4 4 2 2 5

L 9 12 14 20 24

Pct. 1.000 .800 .667 .600 .571 .500 .500 .429 .333 .333 .333 .286

W Utah...............................23 Oklahoma City...............23 Denver...........................19 Portland.........................18 Minnesota......................9

L 11 12 13 16 25

Pct .676 .657 .594 .529 .265

GB — 1/2 3 5 14

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................23 11 .676 — Phoenix..........................14 18 .438 8 Golden State.................13 20 .394 9 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................10 24 .294 13 Sacramento...................7 24 .226 14 1/2 ——— Sunday’s Games New York 98, Indiana 92 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 98 Boston 93, Toronto 79 Dallas 104, Cleveland 95 Portland 100, Houston 85 Sacramento 94, Phoenix 89 Memphis 104, L.A. Lakers 85 Today’s Games Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Golden State at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee at Miami, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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Sunday’s Games 1 Duke 74, Miami 63 3 Kansas 83, Miami (Ohio) 56 8 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65 21 Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86 23 Illinois 69, Wisconsin 61 24 Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 Today’s Games 9 Georgetown at St. John’s, 6 p.m. 11 Kentucky vs. Pennsylvania, 6 p.m. 17 Kansas St. vs. Savannah St., 7 p.m. 18 Texas A&M vs. Nicholls St., 7 p.m. 20 Michigan St. at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.

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Sunday’s Scores EAST

Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl........................................ Alabama 49, Michigan State 7

Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl...................................................Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20

Playoffs schedule Wild-card round

Through Jan. 2 Conference..................................W Sun Belt........................................ 2 Mountain West............................. 4 Independents................................ 2 Big East........................................ 3 Atlantic Coast............................... 4 Southeastern............................... 3 Pac-10.......................................... 1 Big 12........................................... 3 Conference USA......................... 2 Mid-American............................... 1 Western Athletic........................... 1 Big Ten......................................... 2

Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl................................................ Washington 19, Nebraska 7

Jan. 6 Bowl...............Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

.182 .167 .083 .077 .000 .000


Dec. 28 Insight Bowl.............................................................. Iowa 27, Missouri 24

PA 377 347 436 377

9 10 11 12 10 12

SE LOUISIANA (6-6) Marks 2-6 2-2 6, Ndoumba 3-7 1-3 7, Hutchin 5-13 3-3 16, Fortenberry 3-7 0-0 7, Patterson 2-7 0-0 4, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Harrell 0-0 0-0 0, Dixon 6-14 5-6 19. Totals 21-55 11-14 59. OLE MISS (11-3) Henry 4-7 0-1 8, Cox 0-0 0-0 0, Warren 7-15 5-5 22, N. Williams 1-3 0-0 3, Graham 6-11 1-2 14, Buckner 5-8 2-2 12, Bogan 0-1 0-0 0, Nelson 2-7 0-0 5, Short 2-4 0-1 4. Totals 27-56 8-11 68. Halftime—SE Louisiana 31-27. 3-Point Goals—SE Louisiana 6-24 (Hutchin 3-10, Dixon 2-7, Fortenberry 1-4, Marks 0-1, Patterson 0-2), Ole Miss 6-16 (Warren 3-7, N. Williams 1-1, Graham 1-2, Nelson 1-4, Bogan 0-1, Henry 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—SE Louisiana 30 (Ndoumba 6), Ole Miss 38 (Buckner, Henry 11). Assists—SE Louisiana 15 (Patterson 6), Ole Miss 14 (Warren 6). Total Fouls—SE Louisiana 13, Ole Miss 12. A—4,753.

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl............. North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7

PF 439 394 394 302

W y-Chicago........... 11 x-Green Bay....... 10 Detroit................. 6 Minnesota........... 6

T 0 0 0 0

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl........................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17

Pct .625 .625 .375 .375

W y-Atlanta............. 13 x-New Orleans... 11 Tampa Bay......... 10 Carolina.............. 2

L 6 6 10 10

Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl . ........................................................BYU 52, UTEP 24

Pct .875 .688 .438 .250


W y-Philadelphia..... 10 N.Y. Giants......... 10 Dallas.................. 6 Washington......... 6

Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 2 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 2 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 1 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 1 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 0 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000 0 Sunday’s Game Baylor 68, Texas Southern 60 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Grambling at Alabama A&M, 7:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 Texas Southern at Southern, 7:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama St., 8 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games 2 Ohio St. at Iowa, 8 p.m. 4 Connecticut at No. 15 Notre Dame, 6 p.m. 6 Pittsburgh at Providence, 6 p.m. 13 Texas vs. Arkansas, 8 p.m. 14 Minnesota vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Sunday’s Games Ole Miss 68, Southestern Louisiana 59 Embry-Riddle 72, William Carey 60 Today’s Games Mississippi College at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Belhaven at College of the Ozarks, 7:30 p.m. Delta St. at Lambuth, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Belhaven vs. Bellevue, 1 p.m. Delta St. at Shepherd Tech, 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama St., 7:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Mobile, 7:30 p.m.

PCT .833 .786 .571 .538 .533 .462


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Rice.................... 1 0 1.000 8 6 .571 UCF.................... 0 0 .000 13 0 1.000 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 11 2 .846 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 11 2 .846 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 10 2 .833 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 12 3 .800 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 9 4 .692 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 8 5 .615 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Sunday’s Games Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86 Rice 70, TCU 61 UTEP 74, Sam Houston St. 65 Marshall 74, St. Bonaventure 65 Tulane 88, Texas-Pan American 65 Today’s Games East Carolina at N.C. Central, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference W L PCT Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 Prairie View........ 0 .000 0

SOUTHWEST Baylor 68, Texas Southern 60 Rice 70, TCU 61 Texas Tech 70, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 55 UTEP 74, Sam Houston St. 65

FAR WEST Air Force 81, Florida A&M 48 Colorado 85, CS Bakersfield 73 Denver 72, Ark.-Little Rock 70, OT Oregon St. 76, Arizona 75 Portland St. 79, Idaho St. 72 Stanford 82, California 68

Women’s Top 25 Schedule

PCT .692 .846 .846 .846 .769 .667


Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 10 2 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 11 3 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 6 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 7 6 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 8 7 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 6 7 Sunday’s Games Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 Virginia 64, LSU 50 Ole Miss 68, SE Louisiana 59 Today’s Games Penn at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Florida St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. Toledo at Alabama, 7 p.m. Rhode Island at Florida, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games South Carolina St. at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Arkansas at Texas, 8 p.m.

MIDWEST Illinois 69, Wisconsin 61 Kansas 83, Miami (Ohio) 56 Michigan 76, Penn St. 69 Robert Morris 79, Ohio 76, OT

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Conference All Games W L PCT W L Tennessee.......... 1 0 1.000 9 4 Georgia............... 0 0 .000 11 2 Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 11 2 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 11 2 Florida................. 0 0 .000 10 3 South Carolina... 0 0 .000 8 4

SOUTH Charlotte 86, Georgia Tech 83, 2OT Clemson 69, The Citadel 54 Duke 74, Miami 63 Fla. International 73, Louisiana-Monroe 72 George Washington 85, Howard 50 Gonzaga 73, Wake Forest 63 Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86 Ole Miss 68, SE Louisiana 59 Morehead St. 69, Coll. of Charleston 49 North Carolina 103, St. Francis, Pa. 54 South Alabama 63, Middle Tennessee 57 Tennessee Tech 74, Bluefield 66 Tulane 88, Texas-Pan American 65 VMI 97, Gardner-Webb 76 Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 Virginia 64, LSU 50 Virginia Tech 99, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 34

All Games W L PCT 4 8 .333 3 6 .333 3 10 .231 3 10 .231

Sunday’s Games No. 5 Tennessee 73, LSU 65 No. 6 W. Virginia 63, Cent. Connecticut St. 37 No. 8 UCLA 80, Washington St. 55 No. 9 Stanford 78, California 54 No. 13 Ohio St. 86, Bethune-Cookman 38 No. 14 Iowa 60, Michigan 53 TCU 76, No. 15 Oklahoma 69 No. 16 Notre Dame 97, SE Missouri St. 21 No. 18 Maryland 74, Saint Joseph’s 60 No. 20 Iowa St. 62, Chicago St. 48 Florida 64, No. 22 Arkansas 53 No. 23 Texas 94, Sam Houston St. 50 No. 25 Florida St. 75, Missouri 43 Today’s Game No. 10 North Carolina vs. N.C. Central, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 3 Duke vs. No. 11 Kentucky, 6 p.m. No. 7 Texas A&M vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m. No. 17 St. John’s at Louisville, 6 p.m. No. 19 Georgetown vs. No. 24 Syracuse, 6 p.m. No. 20 Iowa St. vs. North Dakota St., 7 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-3 La. Pick 4: 6-3-8-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-1 La. Pick 4: 3-5-5-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-4 La. Pick 4: 6-9-4-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-4 La. Pick 4: 1-3-9-8 Easy 5: 7-10-12-24-30 La. Lotto: 5-6-8-9-13-34 Powerball: 3-16-18-20-37 Powerball: 30; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-1-6 La. Pick 4: 8-7-4-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-4-7 La. Pick 4: 7-5-1-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-6 La. Pick 4: 9-7-2-3 Easy 5: 3-7-8-14-31 La. Lotto: 9-10-15-22-24-40 Powerball: 18-22-37-47-54 Powerball: 36; Power play: 2

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Seahawks win West; Falcons take South By The Associated Press Yep, those were championship hats the Seattle Seahawks were wearing. Nope, they aren’t ashamed one bit. The Seahawks became the first NFL division winner with a losing record — that dates to 1933, folks — when they beat St. Louis 16-6 on Sunday night. At 7-9, they are NFC West champions, while two 10-6 clubs (Tampa Bay and the New York Giants) are out of the postseason. Apologize for their fortune? Forget it. “It just shows that no matter what happens through an awkward year, if a team sticks together they can have a shot at the end to accomplish what they talked about in the beginning,” safety Lawyer Milloy said. “We know it wasn’t pretty getting here, but what we talked about was right there at the end and we took advantage of it. Nobody can take that away from us.” Indianapolis tied an NFL record with its ninth straight playoff berth by beating Tennessee 23-20 on Adam Vinatieri’s 43-yard field goal as time expired. The Colts (10-6) host the wild-card Jets (11-4), who routed Buffalo 38-7, on Saturday night. Indy was already assured of its seventh division crown

in eight years when the Jacksonville Jaguars lost 34-17 to Houston minutes earlier. It’s the ninth straight year the Colts have reached the postseason, tying the NFL record Dallas set from 1975-83. “I think it shows the resolve of this team and our fight,” Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “It doesn’t matter if we’re 6-6 and we have to win our last four, we have to do it. If we have to win the last seven, we’ll try to do it. That’s just kind of what we are and we’ve been that for a while.” Atlanta secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, winning the NFC South by defeating Carolina 31-10. The Falcons (13-3) get a bye next week, as do the NFC North champion Bears (11-5), who fell at Green Bay 10-3, giving the Packers (10-6) a wild-card spot. The Falcons are 20-2 at home with quarterback Matt Ryan as a starter. “It’s very important,” Falcons receiver Roddy White said. “We rarely lose in this building. We find a way to win here.” Green Bay visits Philadelphia (10-6), the NFC East champ, next Sunday in a rematch of their season-opener. Green Bay won that game, but ironically set the Eagles on a path to the NFC East title by knock-

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Atlanta defensive end John Abraham (55) dumps a cooler of Gatorade on head coach Mike Smith in the final seconds of Sunday’s 31-10 victory over Carolina. The win gave the Falcons the NFC South division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs. ing out quarterback Kevin Kolb. That led to Michael Vick’s emergence as an MVP candidate for the Eagles. In next Sunday’s early game, AFC West winner Kansas City

(10-6) hosts Baltimore (12-4). Both teams will limp into the playoffs. Baltimore earned a lackluster 13-7 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday, while Kansas City was pummeled

31-10 by the Oakland Raiders. “I’m disappointed we lost, but we’ve got to bounce back,” Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said.

late in the third quarter. Connor Barth hit three field goals, the third from 48 yards to give the Bucs a two-score lead with 4:01 to go. Even though the Bucs missed the playoffs, Freeman said winning 10 games was “a great accomplishment and is something we can build upon.” Reggie Bush had 70 yards rushing and 55 yards receiving for the Saints, who opened the game without several regulars including receiver Marques Colston, running back Pierre Thomas and tight end Jeremy Shockey. During the first half, three more regulars left with injuries: Safety Malcolm Jenkins, tight end Jimmy Graham and leading rusher Chris Ivory. Brees was 22-of-38 for 196 yards, was intercepted once, fumbled on a sack and threw one touchdown pass to Graham in the first quarter. Brees finished with 448 completions this season, which broke his 2007 NFL record of 440. However, the Colts’ Peyton Manning later set a new mark with 450 completions in the final minutes of a win over Tennessee. “It’s not easy to come off a championship season and come back and put yourself in a position to make another run at it,” Brees said. “But here we are in the big dance and we want to make the most of it.”

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Sugar Bowl marks Arkansas’ return to elite Quarterbacks Luck, Taylor NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks knew their season was hanging in the balance. They’d blown a double-digit lead against Alabama. They’d lost a high-scoring shootout to Auburn. Stumble again, and say hello to another trip to a consolation bowl. “We started talking about how we can’t let this decide the rest of our season,” linebacker Jerry Franklin said. “That was the turning point.” The No. 8 Razorbacks won their last six games — three against ranked teams — to earn the first BCS bowl appearance in school history. They’ll face No. 6 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. Arkansas (10-2) hasn’t been to a major bowl since the 1990 Cotton Bowl, when it was still considered one of the most important postseason games and the Razorbacks were a member of the now-defunct Southwest Conference. Perhaps it’s only appropriate that Arkansas is making its return to one of college football’s biggest stages in the Big Easy, a city of resilience and rebirth. The Razorbacks were up 20-7 on defending national champion Alabama in the second half, but lost 24-20. They went back and forth with Auburn before fading in the fourth quarter of a 65-43 loss, the highest-scoring game in Southeastern Conference history. Six days later, holed up in a hotel getting ready for their next game, the players made a vow. “We said after losing to Auburn, ‘We just can’t lose any more. We’re not going to let anyone pick our destiny,”’ linebacker Jerico Nelson said. “All we could do is win the rest of our games.” That’s just what they did. They won on the road against a pair of Top 25 teams, SEC East champion South Carolina and Mississippi State. They earned a Sugar Bowl invitation with a victory over LSU in the regular-season finale. “When we came to camp this year, we set our expectations high,” third-year coach Bobby Petrino said. “We stumbled a couple of times along the way, but we stuck together. We fought our way back in it.”

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Arkansas wide receiver Austin Tucker prepares to catch a ball during practice for the Sugar Bowl. Arkansas will face Ohio State on Tuesday night in the Superdome in New Orleans.

On TV Tuesday 7:30 p.m. ESPN Sugar Bowl, Arkansas vs. Ohio State Petrino built a national powerhouse at Louisville, and he appears on course to do the same at Arkansas. He sees no reason why the Razorbacks can’t be the sort of consistent contender they were back in their Southwest Conference days, when championships and major bowls were the goal every season. “This is what we want from our program,” he said. “To be a top-20 team every year, get in the top 10 and find a way to win a national championship. I think all of our players now believe that. When you first start talking to them, I think they hear you but they don’t really believe it. What’s fun about our football team now is that they really believe it.” Ohio State (11-1) might be having some doubts after the Big Ten’s dismal performance on New Year’s Day. The Buckeyes’ conference

went 0-5 Saturday, with three of those setbacks coming against SEC teams — by an average of 31 points. The Big Ten looked totally out of its league in the Capital One (Alabama 49, Michigan State 7) and the Gator (Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14). Penn State gave a better showing in the Outback but still lost to Florida 37-24. Wisconsin also put up a fight but lost in the Rose Bowl to BCS buster TCU. The last hope is Ohio State, which hardly has history on its side. The Buckeyes have never beaten an SEC team in a bowl, losing nine in a row. “That’s a crazy stat,” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor said. “I’m not even sure how long it’s been. Going back to the 1970s or something like that, we haven’t beaten the SEC. That’s a long time.” There’s plenty of turmoil swirling around the Big Ten co-champions. Pryor, three more offensive starters and one other Ohio State player already have been suspended for the first five games of next season after it was learned

they had sold rings, uniforms and awards for cash and gotten discounts on tattoos. But the NCAA, after getting lobbied by Sugar Bowl officials who didn’t want any luster taken away from their game, allowed the five to play in New Orleans. That’s just fine with the Razorbacks. “We were hoping they would play,” Franklin said. “Going into a bowl game, you want to play the best. You don’t want to play a team that doesn’t have its starters, the guys who’ve been playing all season. So we’re excited they get to play.” Besides, this is a chance for the Razorbacks to show off just how much improvement they’ve made on the defensive side, especially since giving up those 65 points to Auburn. They’re 33rd nationally in yards allowed, a major step up from last year’s No. 89 ranking. “The Arkansas defense has never gotten any respect,” Nelson said. “It’s like coach Petrino says, ‘It’s a show-me world.’ We’ve got to show what we can do.”

MIAMI (AP) — Andrew Luck threw seven interceptions and 97 incompletions during the regular season. His knowledge of the NFL is less than encyclopedic — more on that shortly — and he settled for a B in the most difficult class he has taken at Stanford, a course on mechanics called Engineering 14. Yet coach Jim Harbaugh is disinclined to find fault. “Andrew is the real deal,” Harbaugh says. “He is the best player I’ve ever been around, and he’s even a finer young man. There’s nothing about him where I say I wish he could do this, or I wish he didn’t do this. He is just like my wife: He is perfect. You wouldn’t change a thing about him.” Stanford’s passing paragon will take the national stage tonight in the Orange Bowl, when No. 5 Stanford (11-1) faces No. 12 Virginia Tech (112). It could be Luck’s final college game — although only a sophomore, he’s touted as the likely No. 1 overall draft pick in April if he turns pro. The BCS game matches two teams climbing in the polls since early in the season. Virginia Tech opened with losses to Boise State and lowertier James Madison, then regrouped and went undefeated in the ACC. Stanford lost in October to Oregon, then swept its final seven regular-season games, the latest surge in a remarkable turnaround under Harbaugh after going 1-11 in 2006. Luck was a high school junior in Houston when Stanford hired Harbaugh, who spent 15 seasons as an NFL quarterback. “I did not really know his name, to be honest,” Luck says with a sheepish laugh. “Don’t

On TV Today 7:30 p.m. ESPN Orange Bowl, Stanford vs. Virginia Tech tell him I said that.” Soon enough, Luck accepted a scholarship offer from Harbaugh, and now the coach and quarterback have led the Cardinal to their first January bowl since 2000. Like Luck, Harbaugh might be bound for the NFL this year. “He’s got to do what’s best for him,” Luck says, “and I’ve got to do what’s best for me.” First there’s the matter of beating Virginia Tech, which happens to have a pretty good QB, too. Senior Tyrod Taylor was chosen ACC player of the year. Taylor seeks his third bowl win in his final college game. “He’s a stud,” Luck says. “When the play breaks down, he’s making guys miss and making things happen. You hate to go against guys like that, because you’ve always got to be on your toes. You never know when they’re going to score.” Taylor will leave Blacksburg as the school’s career leader in passing yards, rushing yards by a quarterback and total offense. He’s 34-7 as a starter, and like Luck, he wins raves for his leadership. When the Hokies were 0-2, Taylor led a seniors-only meeting that stabilized the situation. “His legacy is that we’ll always be talking about Tyrod Taylor,” offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring says. “That’s probably the best compliment I can give somebody.”

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Lady Rebs KO Vandy; La. Tech stomps USM

Grizzlies start fresh, pound reeling Lakers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rudy Gay and the Memphis Grizzlies didn’t get overly excited about beating the Los Angeles Lakers so thoroughly that the Staples Center crowd booed its two-time champions off the court. The Grizzlies were just pleased they had seized their second chance for a fresh start to the new year. Gay scored 27 points, Zach Randolph added 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Grizzlies roared away in the second half for a 104-85 victory over the lifeless Lakers on Sunday night. One day after a rough loss at Utah, and four days after losing to the NBA-worst Sacramento Kings, the Grizzlies’ blowout had their bench standing in celebration for much of the second half. “Whenever you play good basketball, things like this happen,” said Gay, who spent most of the past three days in bed with a stomach virus. “It’s just like any other team. Every other team in this league is looking at them like they’re

Kayla Melson scored a career-high 30 points and added seven rebounds and five assists Sunday, leading Ole Miss to a 72-67 victory over Vanderbilt. Ole Miss (8-5, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) overcame an 18-point deficit to win. The Lady Rebels trailed by 16 points at the half, 40-24. They started the second half with a 16-6 run to cut it to 46-40 with 15:02 remaining, and eventually took the lead on a basket by Melson with 5:02 left. Valencia McFarland added 15 points for Ole Miss, while Vanderbilt (9-5, 0-1) was led by Hannah Tuomi and Jence Rhoads with 16 points apiece. Rhoads also had eight assists.

La. Tech 83, USM 61 Adrienne Johnson had 34 points and 13 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech (8-5) to an easy win over Southern Miss (5-8). Louisiana Tech led 35-25 at halftime, then shot 51.4 per-

cent from the floor in the second half to pull away. Johnson was the only Lady Techster to score in double figures, but 10 different players had at least one point. Tanesha Washington and Rachel Vigers led Southern Miss with 15 points apiece, and Jamierra Faulkner added 13 points and five steals.

Tennessee 73, LSU 65 Kelley Cain and Glory Johnson scored 19 points each to lead No. 5 Tennessee past LSU in the SEC opener for both teams. Kamiko Williams added 13 points for the Lady Vols (132), who didn’t hit a 3-pointer for the first time in 422 games. They were 0-for-7 from behind the arc, marking the first time since Jan. 21, 1999 that they didn’t hit a 3. Tennessee won that game too, beating Florida. LaSandra Barrett scored 15 points while Jeanne Kenney added 11 for LSU (10-5). Courtney Jones had 10.

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Ole Miss’ Valencia McFarland, right, shoots as Vanderbilt’s Jasmine Lister defends during Sunday’s game in Oxford. McFarland scored 15 points as Ole Miss won 72-67.

Florida 64, Arkansas 53 Deana Allen scored 12 points, Jennifer George added 10 and Florida beat No. 22 Arkansas. The Gators (11-4, 1-0 SEC) led the entire game, improved to 8-0 at home and handed the Razorbacks (12-1, 0-1) their first loss of the season. Ndidi Madu chipped in 10 points for Florida. Fellow

starters Jaterra Bonds and Lanita Bartley scored nine apiece. The reserves, led by Allen and George, accounted for 28 points. Lyndsay Harris led the Razorbacks with 12 points despite missing 11 of 13 shots from the field. Arkansas shot a season-low 31.7 percent, including 3-of-18 from 3-point range.

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Virginia hands LSU another defeat CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — As one of the least offensive-minded players at Virginia, point guard Jontel Evans knew his reluctance to shoot was starting to hurt his team. He fixed it on Sunday night, using his lightning quick speed to get into the lane and banking several teardrop layups in over defenders to help Virginia beat LSU 64-50. “The last few games, I felt like I was timid out there on both ends,” Evans said after scoring eight points while adding six assists and three steals without a turnover. He also held the Tigers’ scoring leader Andre Stringer to six points on 2-for-6 shooting. The drives all ended with teardrop layoffs high off the glass, something the sophomore defensive whiz said he started working on with coach Tony Bennett in the summer. “Last year, I had a lot of chances to finish,” he said. Evans’ play set an example for the rest of the Cavaliers, who came in reeling offensively. They had failed to score 60 points in each of the last three games and were once again without scoring and rebounding leader Mike Scott, whose balky left ankle may need more surgery. Virginia hit 6 of 19 3-point tries after going 12 for 66 in the past three games, and Bennett said the prognosis for Scott is unclear. He had surgery in mid-December to remove loose particles from his ankle, and an MRI showed there are more particles in it now. “Jontel was just a ball hawk today,” Mustapha Farrakhan said. “He made it really hard on their point guard, and that set the tone for us throughout the whole game.”

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KT Harrell scored 15 points and sparked a big secondhalf run, and the Cavaliers ended their two-game losing streak by sending the Tigers (8-7) to their fourth loss in five games. “That’s pretty much how we’ve been all year. We’ve been very inconsistent in our ability to sustain anything, whether it’s offensive execution or defensive execution,” Tigers coach Trent Johnson said. “They made big plays and big shots when they needed to.” The Tigers closed to within

48-42 with 6 minutes left, but got no closer. Earlier, it looked like Virginia might cruise. Harrell and Farrakhan each had six points in the 18-3 run for Virginia (9-5). It spanned 6 1/2 minutes and came after the Tigers had taken their first lead at 29-28. When Will Regan finished the burst with a tip-in, Virginia led 46-32 with 10:37 to play. The Tigers responded by scoring 10 of the next 12 to get within 48-42, but Harrell’s two free throws and a layup

by Akil Mitchell made it 52-42. Two 3-pointers by Will Sherrill answered baskets by the Tigers, and the Cavaliers had a comfortable 58-47 lead. Garrett Green led LSU with 12 points. Malcolm White and Ralston Turner each had 11. Stringer, a 5-foot-9 freshman from Jackson who arrived leading the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game, did not score until a long 3-pointer with 2:37 to play. He scored six points in 35 minutes. “Jontel was the difference maker,” Bennett said.

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Tennessee State was making 3-pointers throughout the game. Antonio Barton finally provided an answer in the second half and No. 21 Memphis was able to come up with the win. Barton scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, including two key free throws with 17 seconds left, as Memphis escaped 50 percent 3-point shooting by Tennessee State in a 91-86 victory Sunday. “Antonio Barton saved us,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “What other way can you say it? He actually saved us. He was 5-of-6 from (3-point range) and hit big free throws down the stretch.” Tarik Black was 9-of-11 from the field and had 22 points for Memphis (11-2), while Will Barton finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. Tennessee State (6-8), which was trying to record its first victory over a ranked team in school history, put a scare into Memphis in the matchup of teams with Tigers for a nickname. Tennessee State, which led much of the way, was 12-of24 from outside the arc. “They shot 50 percent from the 3-point line,” Black said. “That’s crazy for a team to shoot that well from the 3-point line. You’ve just got to close out, and it’s something we have to work on, just rotating and getting to the shooters.” Kenny Moore led Tennessee State with 22 points on 7-of11 shooting, including missing only one of his six 3-point attempts. It was a wild game from the barrage of 3-pointers, to a last-

minute argument involving both teams, to Memphis guard Joe Jackson missing a layup with 35 seconds left when he could have run off some clock with the lead. Antonio Barton’s free throws with 17.2 seconds left, followed by a dunk from his brother Will with 4 seconds remaining, finally gave Memphis the victory.

Duke 74, Miami 63 Nolan Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help No. 1 Duke beat Miami (11-4, 0-1) in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 16 points for the Blue Devils (13-0, 1-0), who have won 23 straight games dating to last season’s run to the ACC and NCAA tournament championships.

Kansas 83, Miami, Ohio 56 Markieff Morris had 20 points and twin brother Marcus added 18 to lead No. 3 Kansas (13-0) past Miami, Ohio. The Jayhawks, one of seven unbeaten teams in Division I, extended the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak to 67 games.

Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52 Jeffery Taylor scored 22 points to lead four Vanderbilt players in double figures. Brad Tinsley and Steve Tchiengang both added 14 points for the Commodores (11-2), while Festus Ezeli had 12. Tinsley had 10 rebounds.

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energy is outstanding. And on offense, he’s getting better.” Trevor Gaskins, who is averaging 10.3 points per game, missed the game because of a strained hamstring. Kennedy said he hopes to have the junior guard back by the end of the week. Southeastern Louisiana (6-6) was led by Gary Dixon’s 19 points. Trent Hutchin added 16 — including two 3-pointers during a late run that pulled the Lions within six points twice. The last time was with 1:13 remaining, when his off-balance 3-pointer brought the

Memphis survives scare from TSU By The Associated Press

LSU guard Aaron Dotson (45) dribbles between Virginia’s Mustapha Farrakhan, left, and Will Regan (4) during Sunday’s game. Dotson scored seven points, but LSU lost 64-50.

just another team to beat. With all due respect to them, they’re a great team, but I felt that we came out here and played great basketball.” O.J. Mayo scored 15 points for the Grizzlies, who made a 19-4 run in the third quarter to take a 17-point lead. Los Angeles never threatened to get back in it despite a 21-point second half by Kobe Bryant, and the Lakers were left wondering how the Grizzlies are just 15-19 after losing to Memphis twice in less than five weeks. “We feel like we can play with anybody, and we should have a better record than we have,” said point guard Mike Conley, who had 12 points and six assists. “We’ve laid eggs here and there, but we’re working hard to become a more consistent team.” In Sunday’s other NBA games, it was New York 98, Indiana 92; Atlanta 107, the Los Angeles Clippers 98; Boston 93, Toronto 79; Dallas 104, Cleveland 95; Portland 100, Houston 85; and Sacramento 94, Phoenix 89.

score to 65-59, but Graham responded with a conventional three-point play to put the game away. The Rebels have one more non-conference game, at SMU, before conference play begins on Saturday at Florida. In the downtrodden Western Division, the Rebels are considered one of the favorites. Alabama, Auburn and LSU are all mired in rebuilding mode while Mississippi State — widely regarded as being the most talented team in the division — is struggling with suspensions and in-fighting. Ole Miss has won at least

20 games in three of Kennedy’s first four seasons, but hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament in that time. Ole Miss has advanced deep in the NIT twice, but that’s hardly the goal the Rebels are aiming for — especially in this wide-open season. “All we can do is try to get better as a team and try to figure out who we are,” Kennedy said. “Let’s form an identity. And I think we’re close to doing that. I think guys are starting to understand roles. If we can get everybody back healthy, I like this team’s chances.”



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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Swordfish” — A spy, John Travolta, working for the CIA forces a computer hacker, Hugh Jackman, who was recently released from prison, to help steal unused government funds./7 on AMC n SPORTS College football — The parade of BCS bowl games rolls on tonight, with the Orange Bowl pitting Stanford against Virginia Tech./7:30 on ESPN Hugh Jackman n PRIMETIME “The Bachelor” — Brad Womack must face the two women he rejected at the end of his first stint on the show; the bachelor selects a group of 20 women from a pool of 30./7 on ABC

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 Robert Loggia, actor, 81; Dabney Coleman, actor, 79; Stephen Stills, musician, 66; Victoria Principal, actress, 61; Mel Gibson, actor-director, 55; Jason Marsden, actor, 36; Danica McKellar, actress, 36; Kimberley Locke, singer, 33; Lloyd, rhythm-andblues singer, 25; Alex D. Linz, actor, 22.


Agent: Berry suffered from exhaustion Exhaustion was the reason rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill before a Chicago show and had to have medics check him out, an agent said. Agent Dick Alen said Sunday via e-mail that the 84-year-old Berry was on a plane going home to the St. Louis-area. He said he didn’t know if Berry was seeking additional medical treatment. Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva said Berry felt better and signed a release after being checked out before Saturday’s show. Concertgoer Steve Handwerker said Berry gave Chuck an erratic, out-of-tune performance and had to Berry be helped offstage. Handwerker said Berry thanked the crowd before leaving the stage. Berry is known for classic songs including “Maybelline,”“Johnny B. Goode,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Lohan to be released from rehab today Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to be released from the Betty Ford rehab center in Palm Springs sometime today, only to face an uncertain career and looming legal issues. For months, the 24-year-old actress has been haunted by her inability, or unwillingness, to shake a 3 1/2 year-old drunken driving case that resulted in two rehab stints and two trips to jail in 2010 alone. And now she also remains under investigation for alleged misdemeanor battery on a BetLindsay ty Ford worker and needs to satisfy a criminal Lohan judge that she’s been in compliance with her probation terms during her three-month stint at the Ford center. Still, experts say Lohan has a good shot at recovery. Provided, of course, that she wants it, changes her party-girl lifestyle and remains in continued therapy. If a New Year’s Day message posted on her Twitter account is any indication, the “Mean Girls” star seems ready to do just that. “Today is the first day of the rest of my life,” it said. ’“The future depends on what we do in the present.’ -Mahatma Gandhi... One step at a time...”

‘Hot in Cleveland’ star Bertinelli marries Actress Valerie Bertinelli has tied the knot in Malibu. Publicist Heidi Schaeffer said that the 50-year-old “Hot in Cleveland” star married financial planner Tom Vitale Saturday. The ceremony took place in front of about 100 people at her home, according to People. Guests included Bertinelli’s ex-husband — rocker Eddie Van Halen — and their son, Wolfgang. Bertinelli and Van Halen split in 2000 and were officially divorced in 2007. Bertinelli stars in the TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” and serves as a TV spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight loss system. She first found fame as star of the 1980s sitcom “One Day at a Time.”

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Lennon’s ‘Abbey’ suit sells for $46,000 The white two-piece suit John Lennon wore on the cover of the Beatles’“Abbey Road” album has been sold at auction in Connecticut for $46,000. The suit and other Beatles memorabilia were sold Saturday at the Braswell Galleries’ annual New Year’s Day auction to an online bidder who wished to remain anonymous. Owner Kathy Braswell said the holiday auction is their biggest event of the year. The suit was custom-made for Lennon by French designer Ted Lapidus. Two outfits worn by John Hank Gioiella of Darien paid Lennon at the Braswell Gal$5,500 for a rusted green 1972 leries in Norwalk, Conn. Chrysler station wagon Lennon and Yoko Ono owned.


‘Fockers’ finishes first with $26.3M By David Germain AP movie writer LOS ANGELES — Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller’s “Little Fockers” remained the top draw at the weekend box office with $26.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was closely followed by Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon’s Western “True Grit,” which was No. 2 for the secondstraight weekend with $24.5 million. “Little Fockers,” released by Universal, raised its domestic haul to $103.2 million. Paramount’s “True Grit” lifted its total to $86.8 million, becoming the top-grossing film ever from directors Joel and Ethan Coen, whose previous best was $74.3 million for “No Country for Old Men.” With no new wide releases out over New Year’s weekend, the Hollywood top-10 lined up largely the same as it did over the Christmas holiday. Bridges also had the No. 3 film with Disney’s sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy” at $18.3 million, while Dan Aykroyd’s family flick “Yogi Bear,” from Warner Bros., was fourth with $13 million. After a sluggish fall and holiday season, Hollywood is off to a slow start in 2011. Overall revenues came in at $158 million, down 28 percent from New Year’s weekend a year ago, according to box-office tracker The holiday season in 2009 was unusually strong, largely because of James Cameron’s “Avatar,” which was on its way to becoming the biggest modern blockbuster with $2.8 billion worldwide. A year ago, “Sherlock Holmes” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” also held up well over New Year’s weekend. “What made the difference last year was just that incredible combination of films,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst. “That said, I think 2011

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Robert De Niro and Daisy Tahan in “Little Fockers”

Top 10 1. “Little Fockers,” $26.3 million. 2. “True Grit,” $24.5 million. 3. “Tron: Legacy,” $18.3 million. 4. “Yogi Bear,” $13 million. 5. “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” $10.5 million. 6. “Tangled,” $10.01 million. 7. “The Fighter,” $10 million. 8. “Gulliver’s Travels,” $9.1 million. 9. “Black Swan,” $8.5 million. 10. “The King’s Speech,” $7.6 million. is going to be a huge year. If you look at the titles, I think we’re going to get our boxoffice strength back.” The final “Harry Potter” film is among Hollywood’s offerings this year, along with the latest in the “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers,” “Twilight,” “Cars,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “X-Men” and “The

Hangover” franchises. “Little Fockers” has done good business despite bad reviews for the third installment in De Niro and Stiller’s “Meet the Parents” franchise. “I’m sorry the business isn’t better for the industry overall, but having said that, it doesn’t make a difference for us. We were the No. 1 film for the holidays,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. “Considering it’s the third time around, not so bad.” “True Grit” is a rare hit Western — once a Hollywood staple but a genre that has all but vanished. Industry insiders had been skeptical about the film’s prospects, especially since the 1969 version of “True Grit” was one of John Wayne’s best-known roles from late in his career, earning him the best-actor Academy Award. But the Coens never considered their version a remake. They did a faithful adaptation of Charles Portis’ novel, the source for both movies, and the Coens’ version has earned terrific reviews. “They acted like there’d never been another movie made, that this was the first. You’ve got to give them credit.

It’s a stunning achievement,” said Don Harris, executive vice president of distribution at Paramount. While this season’s top hits failed to measure up to “Avatar” and other 2009 holiday blockbusters, smaller Oscar contenders continued to score in the top-10. Paramount’s boxing drama “The Fighter,” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, was No. 7 with $10 million, raising its total to $46.4 million; Fox Searchlight’s psychosexual thriller “Black Swan,” starring Natalie Portman, came in at No. 9 with $8.5 million, raising its haul to $47.4 million; and the Weinstein Co. historical drama “The King’s Speech,” with Colin Firth, was No. 10 with $7.7 million, pushing its sum to $22.8 million. Other awards contenders debuted well in limited release. The Weinstein Co. marital drama “Blue Valentine,” starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, took in $180,066 in four theaters. Sony Pictures Classics’ British drama “Another Year,” from director Mike Leigh and featuring Jim Broadbent, took in $120,390 in six theaters.

Oscar-nominated star Postlethwaite dies at 64 LONDON (AP) — Oscarnominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, a craggy-faced British character actor described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” has died at age 64 after a long battle with cancer. Friend and journalist Andrew Richardson said today that Postlethwaite died in a hospital Sunday. The actor was instantly recognizable for his unusually shaped face — with prominent cheekbones that gave him a lean, rugged look — and his intense eyes. He was not conventionally handsome like many film stars but had a powerful presence and authenticity on screen and on stage. His extended battle against cancer was well-documented in the local newspapers where he lived in rural Shropshire, 170 miles northwest of London. He had recently thanked the staff at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for their kind treatment and care. “They have been wonderful and I am grateful to them,” he told the Shropshire Star newspaper. “I cannot thank them enough for everything that they have done for me.” Postlethwaite originally wanted to be a priest but was drawn to acting despite his

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Sophia Loren kisses Pete Postlethwaite during a photocall in Venice, Italy, in 2002. father’s objections about the insecurity of a career in show business. He worked first as a drama teacher before striking out on his own. Like many English actors, he started his career on stage, performing at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He branched out into movies and television work in the 1980s, most often taking roles as an occasionally menacing working-class figure. He reached what some viewed as his professional peak when

he received a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role in “In the Name of the Father,” a film starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Thompson. Postlethwaite played DayLewis’ father in the drama about the complex ramifications of Day-Lewis’ forced confession to an IRA bombing he didn’t commit. He had recently been seen in the critically acclaimed film “Inception” and had worked with Spielberg on “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Amistad” in performances that sparked the extravagant

compliment from Spielberg, a longtime admirer. Despite the plaudits, and the steady flow of quality roles, Postlethwaite never fully embraced the Hollywood star culture and kept a good distance between himself and the film colony. Friends and colleagues described him as honest and down-to-earth in a profession filled with big egos. “Anyone who worked with him felt great affection for him,” actor David Schneider told BBC News. “He was very un-actory. Sort of like a national treasure. There is so much affection for him, a wonderful actor and a wonderful bloke.” Postlethwaite liked the rural life, spending his final years in rural England while remaining active in films and on stage. He recently made a triumphant return to the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool to star as King Lear. Postlethwaite did not become a household name in much of the world — he is said to have resisted an agent’s efforts to come up with a stage name that would be easier to pronounce and remember — but he was honored by Queen Elizabeth II when he received an OBE award in 2004.

Zsa Zsa Gabor to have part of leg amputated LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized Sunday to undergo surgery to have part of her right leg amputated because gangrene was setting in, a representative said. Doctors examined a lesion on Gabor’s leg that had gone from just over an inch to about a foot and was growing gangrenous, publicist John Blanchette said. “They’re going to have to

amputate part of her leg,” Blanchette said. “They said if they didn’t, she could lose her life.” He said the Zsa Zsa amputation Gabor would likely be below the knee, She was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

and had been prepared for surgery Sunday night, Blanchette said. Her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, was with her. The 93-year-old former actress broke her hip and had replacement surgery in July, and has been hospitalized several times since for swelling in her legs and blood clots throughout her body. She was in critical condition and asked for a priest to read her last

rites during a hospital visit in August, but recovered and returned home. Gabor has used a wheelchair since she was partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident, and had a stroke in 2005. Gabor retreated from the spotlight after the accident and a stroke. She liked staying home and watching soap operas, game shows and old movies, von Anhalt said in July 2010.


Monday, January 3, 2011

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Woman’s ‘friend with benefits’ won’t offer the one she wants Dear Abby: My neighbor “Marlon” and I have been “friends with benefits” for almost two years. We hang out every day and our kids are friends. We talk about everything. Really, we are best friends. We have attempted to hide our affair from our children (8 years old and under) and from our exes. Many of our friends know, but it is never discussed. My problem is, Marlon recently mentioned that he wants to find a “good woman.” It upset me because I’m in love with him. At the same time, he makes no effort to meet anyone. He is always with me — when you’d think he’d be out trying to meet women. Although we agreed to be FWBs, I don’t want to be Marlon’s security blanket. How do I let him know I want more? — Loves My Neighbor Dear Loves Your Neighbor:



Revisit the subject with Marlon and ask him how many “good women” he thinks he can handle, because he already HAS one. It couldn’t hurt to mention that you are in love with him and have taken your relationship seriously. If one woman isn’t enough for him, you will have to start looking for a good man — one who won’t monopolize your time and take you for granted. Please understand that if Marlon is serious about looking elsewhere for someone to settle down with, you cannot invest any more time or emotion in him.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Express your inner resolve in ways that force you to take a far more positive stance on what you believe. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There is a strong likelihood that someone who likes you will provide you with confidential information that will prove to be materially beneficial and could help you immensely. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If people who believe in you want you to head up a certain position, don’t hesitate to take the job. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t be surprised that, when in situations that require a certain amount of strategy, you’ll find yourself a few steps ahead of your competitors. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do what you can to find better ways to advance your plans to beat out the competition. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — A certain amount of adjustments or compromises are likely to be required in order to have good dealings with your associates. Proper give-and-take will bring issues into proper balance. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Even some of your more difficult tasks will go much smoother if you make sure that you use your mind and not just your muscles. It’ll be the best way to lessen your burdens. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’re much too smart to simply use your muscles to handle several difficult tasks. Use your mind to conceive ways and means that would lessen many of your burdens. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you would like to get along better with others than you have been lately, the best way is to utilize your abilities in order to understand their motives and what they find important. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Far more can be accomplished if your purpose is to do for others and not just for yourself. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t simply be a complainer who is just standing around on the sidelines watching everybody else. Step to the fore and personally take charge of situations that you feel you can do better. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t hesitate or be afraid to stand up for your rights regarding developments that affect you and/or the interests of your family.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Please help me. I’m 18 and the mother of a beautiful baby boy. I’m also in love with a wonderful sweet guy. He says that he loves me and I believe him. The only problem is that he is in prison. We exchange letters once a week, and he writes that he loves me and I think that I love him, too. He will be free in two years. Meanwhile, an ex-boyfriend is back in town and wants me to get serious with him. I still have feelings for him, but they’re not as strong as they once were. He’s leaving Reno in a month and wants me to go with him. Of the two, I love the guy behind bars more than my ex. What do you think I should do? It’s really important that you answer my request. — Karen, Reno, Nev. Karen: The most important guy in your life is not your ex or the guy behind bars; it’s your beautiful baby boy. Anything and everything that you do should place the health and welfare of your son first. His happiness and future are more important than yours. First of all, don’t leave Reno with your ex. Next, wait until the other guy gets out of prison and you have a chance to evaluate him thoroughly before making a commitment. Take care of your precious baby the best possible way that you can, and everything else, including your love life, will fall into place. Dr. Wallace: I used to have a wonderful home life, but now I’m miserable. It all started five months ago — my grandmother came to live with us after my grandfather died. At first she was mellow, but after a few weeks, she really started interfering in my life. She doesn’t like the way I dress, my friends or anything else I do. I’ve talked to my mother (it’s her mother) and told her it might be better if we put Grandma in an old folks’ home, but she said that was out of the question. What can I do to get my grandmother to back off before she drives me crazy? — Leticia, Waco, Texas. Leticia: Putting your grandmother in an old folks’ home would be a harsh “quick fix” to the situation and is more likely to create new problems than solve current ones. Grandma obviously is not aware of how today’s teens act, dress and think; it’s going to take her a while to adjust and learn to refrain from correcting you constantly. A great deal of patience will be required of you in the meantime. But please, treat her with respect and don’t shut her out of your life. Whenever she makes unwanted comments, just smile and say nothing. Give it a try. Relationships will improve more quickly if you help create a pleasant, rather than strained, household atmosphere. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: I am in my 40s and voluntarily quit my job several months ago. My husband and I can afford it, and my job was making me miserable. My problem is the reaction I get when I tell people. I hear, “Oh, how could you quit your job in this economy?” or, “Aren’t you bored?” I volunteer as well as participate in social activities I didn’t have time for when I was working. I feel my decision is no one’s business, but what do you suggest I say to those who give me negative reactions? — Tired of the Grief in California Dear Tired of the Grief: Perhaps you should resist the urge to announce that you quit your job because it made you miserable. Few people can afford to do that these days, much as they might like to. When you are asked if you are employed, say that you

are not. Do not be defensive. If you are questioned further, explain that you do not have a job outside the home, but that you do volunteer work for causes that interest you. If that creates a negative reaction, let it be the other person’s problem and not yours. Dear Abby: I became a grandmother a year ago. My son told me I have to join a social networking site if I want information about, or to see pictures of, my grandson. He claims I can find out all I need to know on his profile page. Abby, I’m not asking for pictures to be sent in the mail, nor am I requesting constant calls about what is taking place. I’m not completely computer illiterate, but I do have an aversion to being grouped with everyone else. I am his mother, but I don’t feel as though he thinks of me as someone special. Am I totally out of touch

Hair loss has few treatments, but emotional consequences Dear Dr. Gott: A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with alopecia universalis. I saw my family doctor and three different dermatologists. They ran a few different tests, but nothing came up. I realize this is not a death sentence, but it has affected my life in every which way. I did buy a wig, but that is only covering up the problem. If you have any medical advice on this topic, I would greatly appreciate it. I guess I should mention that I am a 53-year-old woman, basically in good health. Dear Reader: Alopecia universalis is a condition that causes a total loss of all body and scalp hair. It is the most severe form of alopecia. Other forms include alopecia areata, which causes round patches of hair loss on the scalp and body, and alopecia totalis, which causes a total loss of hair on the scalp only. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders says alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disorder. Treatment includes steroid injections under the skin surface, ultraviolet-light therapy and topical corticosteroids. Drugs may be applied topically as well to stimulate hair growth. Full regrowth of hair may occur, but those with eczema, long-term alopecia or alopecia at a young age may experience permanent hair loss. The loss of hair, especially for women, can be emotionally upsetting and traumatic. There is little known about the condition and its cause; therefore, few effective treatments are available. Make an appointment with a therapist to work through your feelings and learn ways to cope with your condition. If you can come to accept that there is little you can do and that the condition is not your fault, you may improve your emotional state and quality of life. You may wish to make an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss the condition and keep up on any new treatment options. He or she may also be able to tell you whether there are any clinical trials testing new treatments for which you may qualify. There is also a nonprofit group for women with alopecia called Bald Girls Do Lunch ( that provides information and support. Dear Dr. Gott: I live in an area where the air is dry. After moving here, I got frequent nosebleeds. I started dabbing Vaseline in my nostrils to keep them moistened, and it solved the problem. But after reading your column about how this can be dangerous, I stopped. What would you suggest as a remedy instead of the Vaseline? Dear Reader: Dry air is a common cause of nosebleeds because the skin and mucus membranes become much more fragile and susceptible to damage. Vessels near the surface can break spontaneously, causing a nosebleed.



In arid areas of the country and even during the winter when wood stoves, fireplaces and furnaces are heating homes, people may struggle to keep the air from drying too much. In these situations, using saline (or other water-based) nasal sprays to keep the nostrils and airways moistened, as well as using humidifiers to add moisture back into the air, may be beneficial. If these fail to provide adequate results, speak with your physician regarding his or her recommendations.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

with today’s technology? — Old-Fashioned Grandma in Montana Dear Old-Fashioned: You’re not out of touch with today’s technology, but you are out of touch with the place that it holds in the lives of people of your son’s generation — as well as many of your own. If you feel in some way disrespected by your son, work it

out with him. But please do not allow this to be turned into a power struggle, because you will only alienate yourself from him.

• 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for HSI AssetMonday, Securitization The Vicksburg Post January 3, 2011 B7 CORP Trust 2007-NC1, by an Assignment filed of record on December 1, 2010, and recorded in Book 1516, Page 446, as Instrument No. 283722, in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for HSI Asset Securitization CORP Trust Substitute Trustee's 2007-NC1, having executed Notice of Sale a Substitution of Trustee to STATE OF MISSISSIPPI substitute Floyd Healy as COUNTY OF Warren trustee in the place and WHEREAS, on the 4th day stead of Ellis, Braddock, & of June, 2004, and Dees, LTD, the same having acknowledged on the 4th been recorded in Book 1516, day of June, 2004, Joyce M. at Page 447, as Instrument Johnson A/K/A Joyce No. 283723, of the records of Johnson, a single woman, the Chancery Clerk of Warexecuted and delivered a ren County, Mississippi; and certain Deed of Trust unto WHEREAS, default having Charles A. Myers, Trustee occurred under the terms for Mortgage Electronic and conditions of said Registration Systems, Inc., promissory note and Deed of Beneficiary, to secure an Trust and the holder having indebtedness therein declared entire balance Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Postthe Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. described, whichMS Deed of due and payable; and Trust is recorded in the office WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, of the Chancery Clerk of Substituted Trustee in said Warren County, Mississippi Deed of Trust will on the in Book 1473 Page 80 25th day of January, 2011, IN THE COUNTY COURT Number 210852; and between the hours of 11:00 OF WARREN COUNTY, WHEREAS, on the 10th day a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for MISSISSIPPI of October, 2008, Mortgage sale and will sell at public Substitute Trustee's YOUTH COURT DIVISION Electronic Registration outcry to the highest bidder Notice of Sale WARREN COUNTY Systems, Inc., assigned said for cash at the West Front STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN Deed of Trust unto Wells Door of the Warren County COUNTY OF Warren SERVICES, Fargo Bank, N.A., by Courthouse, located at 1009 WHEREAS, on the 6th day BY MARGIE SHELTON, instrument recorded in the Cherry Street, in Vicksburg, of December, 2006, and AND DORSEY LEMAINE office of the aforesaid Place your classified line ad at Mississippi, the following acknowledged on the 6th SMITH, JR., Chancery Clerk in Book described property located day of December, 2006, A MINOR, BY AND 1486 Page 214 Instrument and situated in Warren James Raymond Elledge, THROUGH HIS NEXT Number 262218; and County, Mississippi, to wit: executed and delivered a FRIEND, MARGIE WHEREAS, on the 10th day SECTION ONE: Part of Classified ads are charged according the certain Deed ofline Trust unto SHELTON of October, 2008, theto Holder Section 34, Township 16 Debera Bridges, Trustee for Forofcomplete PETITIONERS said Deed ofpricing Trust number of lines. North, Range 3 East, VS.In the event of errors, please call the very first day CitiFinancial Real Estate substituted and appointed described as beginning at CIVIL ACTION, FILE NO. Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to Emily Kaye Courteau as information contact a Classified Sales your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be a point on the East line of 10,1978-CO Trustee in said Deed of secure an indebtedness Cherry Street marking the Representative today at 601-636-SELL. responsible more than one incorrect insertion. therein described, which GLADYS JEAN for SMITH AND Trust, by instrument Southwest corner of Lot 52 Deed of Trust is recorded in DORSEY LEMAINE SMITH recorded in the office of the of the Baum Survey, and run the office of the Chancery RESPONDENTS aforesaid Chancery Clerk Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered arein thence East along the South Clerk of Warren County, COUNTY COURT Book 1486 Page 215 line of Baum Survey, 205 charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Mississippi in Book 1627 at SUMMONS Instrument Number 262219; feet to the West line of the No ad Page4332 Number 240903; THE STATE OFwill be deliberately mis-classified. and line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. lands of Edward H. Russell and MISSISSIPPI WHEREAS, default having The Vicksburg Post classified department is the as described in Deed Book WHEREAS, on the 22nd TO: Gladys Jean Smith, been made in the payments 332 at Page 243 of the Land sole judge the proper day of November, 2010, the who is not to beoffound in the classification for each ad. of the indebtedness secured Records of Warren County, Holder of said Deed of Trust State of Mississippi on by the said Deed of Trust, Mississippi; thence South a substituted and appointed diligent inquiry and whose and the holder of said Deed long the West line of the Michael Jedynak as Trustee last known post of Trust, having requested Edward H. Russell lands, in said Deed of Trust, by office address is 410 Oakthe undersigned so to do, on 100 feet; thence West along instrument recorded in the wood, Apartment 52, Hot the 10th day of January, a line parallel with the South office of the aforesaid Springs, Arkansas 2011, I will during the lawful line of Baum Survey, 205 Chancery Clerk in Book 71913. hours of between 11:00 a.m. feet to the East line of Cherry 1516 at Page 379 Instrument and 4:00 p.m., at public “Credit problems? TO: Dorsey Lamaine Smith, Street; thence North along The following vehicles are No problem!” Number 283620; and who is not to be found in outcry, offer for sale and will NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE the East line of Cherry No way. The Federal WHEREAS, default having the State of Mississippi on sell, at the west front door of considered abandoned Street,100 feet to the WHEREAS, on August 25, 2010, Real Dirt , Inc. executed a and will be sold for Trade Commission says been made in the payments diligent inquiry and whose the Warren County Point of Beginning. no company can legally of the indebtedness secured last known post Courthouse at Vicksburg, deed of trust to Cousie Biglio, Trustee, for the benefit of SECTION TWO: That part of towing, labor and storage office address is 3000 West remove accurate and timely by the said Deed of Trust, Mississippi, for cash to the Section 34, Township 16 Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Lender, which deed of fees incurred. Avenue B, Hope Arkansas, information from your credit and the holder of said Deed highest bidder, the following North, Range 3 East, 71801. described land and property report. Learn about managof Trust, having requested 1992 Ford F150, trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1707 Page 94 in the described as beginning at a the undersigned so to do, on You have been made Resituated in Warren County, ing credit and debt at point on the East line of white, 2 door office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi the 10th day of January, spondents in the suit filed in Mississippi, to-wit: Cherry Street which lies 100 VIN: 1FTEF15N5MNB12834 2011, I will during the lawful Part of Section 37, Township this Court A message from and; feet South of the Southwest hours of between 11:00 a.m. by the Warren County 15 North, Range 3 East, The Vicksburg Post corner of Lot 52 of the Baum WHEREAS, the aforesaid Guaranty Bank and Trust Compa- 1999 Chevrolet Astro, and 4:00 p.m., at public Department of Human Warren County, Mississippi, and the FTC. white, 2 door Survey, said point also being outcry, offer for sale and will Services by Margie Shelton, more particularly described ny, the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured the Southwest corner of that VIN: 1GCDsell, at the west front door of and, Dorsey Lemaine Smith, as follows: ATTEND COLLEGE ONparcel of land conveyed by therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument the Warren County Jr., a minor, seeking to Beginning at the southwest M19W0XB163006 LINE from home. *Medical, Martha Hicks George to W. Courthouse at Vicksburg, terminate your corner of Lot 54 of dated December 15, 2010, and recorded in the office of the *Business, *Paralegal, *Al1998 Dodge Durango, R. Willoughby, et ux, by Mississippi, for cash to the parental rights as those Warrenton Heights lied Health. Job placement aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1516 at Page 696, did ap- red, 4door Deed dated September 11, highest bidder, the following rights relate to said minor Subdivision, Part One, a plat assistance. Computer availand recorded in Book point William M. Bost, Jr. as Substituted Trustee in the place VIN: 1B4HS28Y3WF132093 1961, described land and property and demanding that of same being of record in able. Financial aid if quali370 at Page 20 of the Land situated in Warren County, the full custody, control and Plat Book 1, at Page 86 of 1998 Ford Explorer, fied. SCHEV certified. Call and stead of the aforementioned Trustee; and Records of Warren County; Mississippi, to-wit: authority to act on behalf of the Land Deed Records of 888-210-5162. run thence East along the WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and con- blue, 4 door That certain lot, tract or said minor Warren County, Mississippi, South line of said Willoughby of land lying and be placed with the Warren said point being North 14 ditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured there- VIN: 1FMZU32E4WZA28292 Lot 205 feet to its Southeast parcel being situated in the County County Department of degrees 10 minutes West, 2000 Jeep Cherokee, corner; thence South on a by, having been declared to be due and payable in accorof Warren, State of Human Services. 1,830.7 feet from the Center For green, 4 door parallel to Cherry Street Mississippi, more particularly southeast corner of said YOU ARE SUMMONED TO dance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal hold- VIN: 1J4G248S5YC221099 line Pregnancy Choices 50 feet; thence West on a described as follow, to-wit: APPEAR AND DEFEND Section 37; running thence Free Pregnancy Tests line parallel with the South er of said indebtedness, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, 1994 Ford Escort, Beginning at a point where North 23 degrees 00 minutes AGAINST THE PETITION (non-medical facility) line of said Willoughby Lot FILED the South line of the Archie East, 85.0 feet; thence South having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to ex- green, 4 door · Education on All 205 feet to the East line of AGAINST YOU IN THIS Prentiss 107 acre tract 60 degrees 20 minutes East, ecute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance VIN: 3FAPP13J9PR200895 Cherry Street; thence North Options ACTION AT 9:00, O'CLOCK 159.9 feet; thence South 27 intersects the West line of along the East line of Cherry · Confidential CounBaldwin Ferry Road (Now A.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF degrees 28 minutes West, with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising Date of Sale: Friday, Street 50 feet to the Point of China Grove Road) right of JANUARY 2011, IN THE 85.0 feet; thence North 60 seling January 7, 2011 Beginning. the sums due thereunder, together with attorney fees, way in Warren County, COURTROOM OF THE degrees 09 minutes West, Call 601-638-2778 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Indexing Instructions: Mississippi, which point also WARREN COUNTY YOUTH Trustee's fees and expense of sale; 153.3 feet, said point being for appt Section 34, Township 16 Place of Sale: lies North 87 degrees 28 COURTHOUSE AT the point of beginning, conNOW THEREFORE, I, William M. Bost, Jr., Trustee in said North, Range 3 East, Warren minutes East, a distance of www.vicksburgpregnanVICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, taining .3 acres, more or Jackson Auto and Towing County, Mississippi deed of trust, will on the 18th day of January, 2011, offer for 245.0 feet from the less. Said parcel is known as AND IN CASE OF YOUR 97 Sammy Young Road More commonly known as: Southeast corner of the FAILURE TO APPEAR AND Lot 54, Warrenton Heights sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell 2213 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183 Archie Prentiss Property, DEFEND, A JUDGMENT Subdivision, Part One. Mississippi 39180 and from said point of ENDING HOMELESSwithin legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) Vicksburg, WILL BE ENTERED I will only convey such title Subject to the rights of way NESS. WOMEN with chilbeginning run thence South AGAINST YOU FOR THE as is vested in me as Substiand 4:00 p.m.) at the Front (West) Door of the County Court- NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED and easement for public dren or without are you in 87 degrees 28 minutes West RELIEF DEMANDED tute Trustee. roads and public utilities, need of shelter? Mountain house at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, TRUSTEE'S SALE a distance of 493.0 feet; WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, IN THE PETITION. and to any prior conveyance of Faith Ministries/ WomSTATE OF MISSISSIPPI thence leaving the South line this 14th day of December, You are not required to file the following described property situated in the County of or reservation of mineral of en's Restoration Shelter. COUNTY OF WARREN of the Archie Prentiss an answer or other pleading, 2010. every kind and character, Certain restrictions apply, Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: WHEREAS, on November Property run thence North 01 Emily Kaye Courteau but including but not limited to 601-661-8990. Life coachdegrees 20 minutes West a you may do so if you desire. Substitute Trustee That portion of Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property as recorded 16, 2006, by Timothy Q. oil, gas, sand and gravel in ing available by appointDerossette and Lucille H. distance of 152.5 feet to a ISSUED under my hand and 2309 Oliver Road or under subject property. in Deed Book 1244 at Page 669 of the Land Records of War- Derossette executed a ment. point on the South right of seal of said Court, this 15th Monroe, LA 71201 As the undersigned way line of Baldwin Ferry day of (318) 330-9020 ren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as to-wit: promissory note payable to Substituted Trustee, the order of New Century Road (Now China Grove December, 2010. sbl/F06-1616 Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Parcel 6 of the I will convey only such title Is the one you Mortgage Corporation; and Road); thence along the Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) SHELLY ASHLEYas is vested in me under WHEREAS, the aforesaid PALMERTREE, CIRCUIT Sherard Property, said point being on the eastern line of South right of way line of love said Deed of Trust. note was CLERK Baldwin Ferry Road (now IN THE COUNTY COURT hurting you? Beechwood Road and said point also being North 89 deg 39 promissory This 27th day of secured by a Deed of Trust China Grove Road) North 79 WARREN COUNTY, OF WARREN COUNTY, December, 2010. Call min 02 Sec West a distance of 1020.73 feet from the Northdated November 16, 2006, degrees 18 minutes East a MISSISSIPPI MISSISSIPPI Prepared by: Floyd Healy executed by Timothy Q. distance of 234.8 feet; VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI Haven House Family YOUTH COURT DIVISION east comer of Parcel 4 of said Sherard Property and from Floyd Healy Derossette and Lucille H. thence continuing along the 39181 WARREN COUNTY Shelter Substituted Trustee said Point of Beginning run thence along the eastern and Derossette and being said Baldwin Ferry Road BY:/s/ Dean Brantley, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 601-638-0555 or in Book 1625, at (now China Grove Road) Deputy Clerk northern line of said Beechwood Road the following bearings recorded SERVICES, ______________________ Page 368, of the records of right of way, South 77 Joyce A. Hill 1-800-898-0860 BY MARGIE SHELTON, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 and distances: North 37 deg 31 min 10 sec West a distance the Chancery Clerk of degrees 00 minutes East a Special Assistant Attorney Services available to AND DORSEY LEMAINE Publish: 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 Warren County, Mississippi; distance of 83.0 feet; thence General of 102.23 feet; North 41 deg 14 min 09 sec West a distance SMITH, JR., women & children who are (4t) which aforesaid South 69 degrees 40 minOffice of the Attorney A MINOR, BY AND victims of of 89.16 feet; North 53 deg 35 min 04 sec West a distance of and Instrument conveys to Ellis, utes East, 48.0 feet; thence General THROUGH HIS NEXT domestic violence and/or Braddock, & Dees, LTD, South 53 degrees 10 P. O. Box 220 75.83 feet; North 67 deg 55 min 15 sec West a distance of FRIEND, MARGIE homeless: Shelter, counIN THE CHANCERY Trustee and to Mortgage minutes East a distance of Jackson, Mississippi SHELTON 75.41 feet; North 84 deg 17 min 28 sec West a distance of seling, group support. Electronic Registration 104.0 feet; thence South 36 39205-0220 COURT OF WARREN PETITIONERS (Counseling available by Systems, Inc. as nominee for degrees 20 minutes East, Telephone No.: 81.31 feet; South 83 deg 41 min 57 sec West a distance of VS. COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI appt.) Century Mortgage 95.0 feet to the point of 601-359-4215 CIVIL ACTION, FILE NO. 63.58 feet to the intersection of Beechwood Road and Culkin New NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT beginning, and containing Corporation, as Beneficiary, Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) 10,1978-CO Road; thence, following Culkin Road right of way North 56 the hereinafter described 1.6 acres, lying and being GLADYS JEAN SMITH AND IN THE MATTER OF THE property; and situate in Section 15, DORSEY LEMAINE SMITH KEEP UP WITH all the deg 42 min 20 sec West a distance of 39.00 feet to an old ESTATE OF WHEREAS, said Deed of Township 15 North, Range 4 RESPONDENTS local news and sales...hedge row; thence, following said hedge row, North 66 deg Trust was assigned to ESSIE RUCKER DURMAN, East, Warren County, COUNTY COURT subscribe to The VicksDeutsche Bank National Mississippi. SUMMONS burg Post Today! Call 37 min 20 sec East a distance of 138.46 feet; thence, North DECEASED Trust Company, as Trustee I will only convey such title THE STATE OF 601-636-4545, ENGLISH SPRINGER 53 deg 02 min 00 sec East a distance of 379.00 feet; thence, for HSI Asset Securitization CAUSE NO. as is vested in me as MISSISSIPPI ask for Circulation. SPANIEL mix puppies. Free CORP Trust 2007-NC1, by Substitute Trustee. 2010-0140PR TO: Gladys Jean Smith, North 52 deg 20 min 00 sec East a distance of 94.00 feet; to good home. Ready to go! Assignment filed of record WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, who is not to be found in the NOTICE TO CREDITORS 601-636-7862. thence, North 74 deg 10 min 00 sec East 216.50 feet; thence, an on December 1, 2010, and this 7th day of December, State of Mississippi on Letters Testamentary having 2010. recorded in Book 1516, North 45 deg 30 min 00 sec East a distance of 138.00 feet; diligent inquiry and whose Discover a new world KEEP UP WITH all the loPage 446, as Instrument Michael Jedynak last known post been granted on the 11th thence, North 20 deg 12 min 00 sec East a distance of cal news and sales...SubNo. 283722, in the office of Substitute Trustee of opportunity with office address is 410 Oakscribe to The Vicksburg day of October, 2010, by the 2309 Oliver Road 119.91 feet to a point on the North line of the Sherard Proper- the Clerk of the Chancery wood, Apartment 52, Hot The Vicksburg Post Post TODAY!! Call 601of Warren County, Monroe, LA 71201 Chancery Court of Warren Springs, Arkansas ty; thence, following said North line, South 82 deg 26 min 05 Court 636-4545, Circulation. Classifieds. Mississippi; and (318) 330-9020 71913. County, Mississippi, to the WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank ASH/F10-3037 sec East a distance of 45.61 feet to a point marking the TO: Dorsey Lamaine Smith, undersigned Executor upon Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3(3t) who is not to be found in Trust Company, as Northwest comer of Lot 7 of the Powell Subdivision, said sub- National Trustee for HSI Asset the Estate Of Essie Rucker the State of Mississippi on division being recorded in Plat of Record in Plat Book 3 at Securitization CORP Trust diligent inquiry and whose Durman, Deceased. Notice 2007-NC1, having executed Substitute Trustee's last known post Page 147 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississip- a Substitution of Trustee to is hereby given to all persons Notice of Sale office address is 3000 West pi; thence, following the western boundary of said Lot 7, substitute Floyd Healy as STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Avenue B, Hope Arkansas, having claims against said trustee in the place and OF Warren 71801. South 03 deg 28 min 54 sec East a distance of 176.46 feet; estate to present the same to COUNTY stead of Ellis, Braddock, & WHEREAS, on the 4th day You have been made Rethence, South 38 deg 05 min 41 sec East a distance of 67.11 Dees, LTD, the same having the clerk of this court for of June, 2004, and spondents in the suit filed in been recorded in Book 1516, feet to a point on the right of way of a cul-de-sac; thence, acknowledged on the 4th this Court probate and registration at Page 447, as Instrument day of June, 2004, Joyce M. by the Warren County along said cul-de-sac and a curve to the left having a length No. 283723, of the records of according to the law within Johnson A/K/A Joyce Department of Human of 93.93 feet, a radius of 50.00 feet, a chord of South 01 deg the Chancery Clerk of War- ninety (90) days from the first Johnson, a single woman, Services by Margie Shelton, ren County, Mississippi; and executed and delivered a and, Dorsey Lemaine Smith, 54 min 47 sec East for a distance of 80.72 feet; thence along WHEREAS, default having publication of this notice or certain Deed of Trust unto Jr., a minor, seeking to the right of way of Holt Collier Drive South 04 deg 16 min 00 occurred under the terms they will be forever barred. Charles A. Myers, Trustee terminate your and conditions of said for Mortgage Electronic parental rights as those This the 22nd day of sec West a distance of 295.90 feet; thence, along a curve to promissory note and Deed of Registration Systems, Inc., rights relate to said minor the left having a length of 140.48 feet, a radius of 851.33 feet Trust and the holder having October, 2010. Beneficiary, to secure an and demanding that declared the entire balance indebtedness therein /s/ Maurice Durman the full custody, control and and a chord of South 00 deg 40 min 02 sec East for a disdue and payable; and described, which Deed of authority to act on behalf of MAURICE DURMAN tance of 140.32 feet; thence, South 10 deg 06 min 29 sec WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, Trust is recorded in the office said minor Substituted Trustee in said EXECUTOR of the Chancery Clerk of beTeachers, placed withstay-at-home the Warren West a distance of 11.74 feet to a point on the South line of Deed of Trust will on the Warren County, Mississippi County Department of Publish: 12/20, 12/27, 1/3, said Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property; thence, following the 25th day of January, 2011, college students, parents, in Book 1473 Page 80 Human Services. 1/10(4t) the hours of 11:00 Number 210852; and YOU ARE SUMMONED South line of said Parcel 6 South 79 deg 27 min 00 sec West between nurses. . . they’re allTO a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for WHEREAS, on the 10th day APPEAR AND DEFEND a distance of 92.32 to the eastern right of way of a cul-desale and will sell at public of October, 2008, Mortgage AGAINST THEthe PETITION delivering newspaper outcry to the highest bidder sac; thence, following a curve to the left having a length of Substitute Trustee's Electronic Registration FILED in theirYOU spareIN time for cash at the West Front Notice of Sale Systems, Inc., assigned said AGAINST THIS and 188.50 feet, a radius of 60.00 feet and a chord of South 79 Door of the Warren County STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Deed of Trust unto Wells ACTION ATextra 9:00, O'CLOCK earning income! Courthouse, located at 1009 deg 37 min 00 sec West and a distance of 120.00 feet; COUNTY OF Warren Fargo Bank, N.A., by A.M. ON THE 26TH DAY OF Street, in Vicksburg, It’s easy 2011, - andINit’s a great WHEREAS, on the 6th day instrument recorded in the JANUARY THE thence, leaving said right of way, and following the South line Cherry Mississippi, the following of December, 2006, and office of the aforesaid COURTROOM OF THE way to COUNTY earn extra cash. described property located of said Parcel 6 of the Sherard Property, South 79 deg 27 acknowledged on the 6th Chancery Clerk in Book WARREN YOUTH situated in Warren day of December, 2006, 1486 Page 214 Instrument COURTHOUSE AT min 00 sec West a distance of 273.39 feet to the point of be- and County, Mississippi, to wit: James Raymond Elledge, Number 262218; and VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, ginning, said parcel containing 8.64 acres, more or less and SECTION ONE: Part of executed and delivered a WHEREAS, on the 10th day AND IN CASE OF YOUR Section 34, Township 16 certain Deed of Trust unto of October, 2008, the Holder FAILURE TO APPEAR AND all being in Section 18, Township 16 North, Range 4 East join North, Range 3 East, Debera Bridges, Trustee for of said Deed of Trust DEFEND, ATo JUDGMENT Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi. described as beginning at CitiFinancial Real Estate substituted and appointed WILL BE ENTERED The Vicksburg Post a point on the East line of Services, Inc., Beneficiary, to Emily Kaye Courteau as AGAINST YOU FOR THE I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Cherry Street marking the newspaper Trustee in said Deed of secure an indebtedness RELIEF DEMANDEDteam Trustee. Southwest corner of Lot 52 therein described, which Trust, by instrument IN THE PETITION. yourequired must tobefile WITNESS THE SIGNATURE of the undersigned on this the of the Baum Survey, and run Deed of Trust is recorded in recorded in the office of the You are not thence East along the South the office of the Chancery aforesaid Chancery Clerk in an answer or other pleading, dependable, have 20th day of December 2010. line of Baum Survey, 205 Clerk of Warren County, Book 1486 Page 215 but insurance, reliable feet to the West line of the /s/ William M. Bost, Jr. Mississippi in Book 1627 at Instrument Number 262219; you may do so if you desire. lands of Edward H. Russell Page 332 Number 240903; and ISSUED under my handand and transportation, WILLIAM M. BOST, JR. as described in Deed Book and WHEREAS, default having seal of said Court, this 15th 332 at Page 243 of the Land SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE WHEREAS, on the 22nd been made in the payments daybe of available to deliver Records of Warren County, day of November, 2010, the of the indebtedness secured December, 2010.Monday 1221 Grove Street afternoons Mississippi; thence South a Holder of said Deed of Trust by the said Deed of Trust, SHELLY ASHLEYlong the West line of the Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 Friday and early substituted and appointed and the holder of said Deed PALMERTREE, CIRCUIT Edward H. Russell lands, Michael Jedynak as Trustee of Trust, having requested CLERK (601) 634-1802 mornings Saturday 100 feet; thence West along in said Deed of Trust, by the undersigned so to do, on WARREN COUNTY, Publish: 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17(4t) a line parallel with the South instrument recorded in the the 10th day of January, MISSISSIPPI and Sunday. line of Baum Survey, 205 office of the aforesaid 2011, I will during the lawful VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI feet to the East line of Cherry Chancery Clerk in Book hours of between 11:00 a.m. 39181 Street; thence North along 1516 at Page 379 Instrument and 4:00 p.m., at public BY:/s/ Dean Brantley, the East line of Cherry Number 283620; and outcry, offer for sale and will Deputy Clerk Street,100 feet to the WHEREAS, default having sell, at the west front door of Joyce A. Hill Point of Beginning. been made in the payments the Warren County Special Assistant Attorney SECTION TWO: That part of of the indebtedness secured Courthouse at Vicksburg, General Section 34, Township 16

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2005 BLACK MAXIMA, Sunroof, Very Clean. $10,900 Includes Warranty. 601-630-5727, 601-6362458.

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2010 DODGE CHALLENGER- Brand New! -250 miles, V-6, $20,000 1998 Ford Windstar Van Clean, one owner, $3,500. 601-638-1752.

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