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JACKSON — Republicans Phil Bryant and Dave Dennis and Democrat Bill Luckett have been campaigning for governor for months. On Monday, the first work day of the 2011 election year, they ramped up their efforts. Bryant, the one-term lieutenant governor, made several appearances around the state to announce what

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everyone knew — that he’s a candidate for the state’s top job. Luckett, a Clarksdale attorney and business partner of actor Morgan Freeman, filed his qualifying papers at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Jackson. Dennis filed qualifying papers with the Republican Party. Bryant, 56, said during a See Gov, Page A5.

Qualifying opens today across county, district By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Qualifying kicks off today for 24 county and district races where voters in Warren County will decide winners in summer primaries and fall’s general election. All five seats on the Board of Supervisors are up for reelection, as are members of the local legislative delegation. Offices elected countywide such as sheriff, chancery clerk, circuit clerk,

Election year Candidates’ qualifying deadline for county, state and district positions is March 1. The deadline for legislative offices is June 1. Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election Is Nov. 8.

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1821: The first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, dies in Emmitsburg, Md. 1904: The Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may enter the United States freely. 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson outlines the goals of his “Great Society” in his State of the Union Lyndon B. Johnson Address.

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Kindergartner Kameron Wallace shows off to physical education teacher Susan Mims the shoes he received for Christmas this morning as he returned to Bowmar Avenue Elementary after the holidays. Kameron, 5, is the son of Aaron Wilson and Kourt-

ney Wallace. About 9,000 students in the Vicksburg Warren School District and those at Porters Chapel Academy returned to classes this morning after a two-week break. Students at Vicskburg Catholic School returned Monday.

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Retiree finds new career in knife-making By Mary Margaret Halford mhalford@vicksburgpost.com When Billy Foster bought his first pocketknife repair manual, he had no idea that knives would be a huge part of his life 15 years later. After the death of his father, Foster found a cigar box containing a pocketknife with a broken blade and decided to fix it. “It kind of just snow‘It kind balled for me after that,” of just he said. “I eventually got to where I could make snowballed them.” for me...’ Foster was employed Billy at Vicksburg Chemical Plant when his co-workFoster ers began asking him to make hunting knives. Today he has progressed to selling his knives at flea markets and shows across the country. “The guys told me if I could make a pocket knife, I could make a hunting knife,” said the 71-year-old Foster. “And so I got into it.”

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Billy Foster polishes a knife he made at his home. With steel and ivory bought from various companies, Foster makes knives in a shop behind his home on Boy Scout Road. Each knife takes three days to three weeks, depending on the type, he said. He also makes the sheaths that hold

them. “He doesn’t use a machine,” said Foster’s wife, Peggy. “He does all that stitching by hand, and it is really just amazing how he does it.” See Foster, Page A7.

JACKSON — The Mississippi House returned to the Capitol today with expectations of working quickly on incentives for a Hattiesburg-area project that Gov. Haley Barbour announced just before lawmakers began their 2011 session. Leaders say the threemonth gathering, the final regular session of the four-year term for legislators and Barbour, will be dominated by writing a budget and redrawing legislative district lines. The session began at noon. “I know people inside that building are concerned about nothing more important than what their district lines look like,” Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said Monday. “But outside of that building, I think the general public’s worried about job creation — can we help move this economy forward? — and the budget — are we going to balance the budget or are we going to spend more money than we’re bringing in?” Leaders say writing a budget will be challenging because state revenues have been relatively weak as the economy recovers. The 122 state House districts and 52 Senate districts have to be updated to reflect population changes between 2000 and 2010. Some legislators’ political careers could depend on whether they keep or lose most of their base of support. The political balance of each chamber could also depend on redistricting. Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate. Democrats have a more substantial numerical majority in the House, but an alliance of Republicans and conservative Democrats could change the chamber’s style of leadership starting in 2012. Fast-growing areas such as DeSoto County, just south of Memphis, are expected to gain legislaSee Capitol, Page A5.


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valued at $15 each and a 26-inch Emerson flat-screen TV valued at $450 were reported missing from a home in the 2200 block of Pearl Street. Also Monday at about 2:30 p.m., an Acer laptop computer valued at $950 was reported missing from a home in the 100 block of Eastover Drive. On Monday at about 1 p.m., a purse valued at $50 containing $250 was reported missing from a 2004 Chevrolet pickup parked in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle.

Online Civil War Archive, http:// clio.lib.olemiss.edu/archives the J.D. Williams Library, consists of 762 items. Visitors will view the documents just as they appear in their original physical forms. “While the majority of items concern the Confederacy,

the papers of Thomas Reber consist of U.S. Army documents,” said Jason Kovari, special collections digital initiatives librarian and assistant professor. The collection includes the Gage Family Papers. Jeremiah Gage was a member of the University Greys, a unit composed of Ole Miss students, which met its defeat at Gettysburg.

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi corrections officials say a new inmate phone block system has worked so well at the Parchman penitentiary that they will expand it to other state prisons. Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps said that the cutting-edge technology has blocked more than 600,000 unauthorized texts and cellular calls originating from inside Parchman since August. Epps said pay phone usage has increased 25 percent, or about $20,000, at the prison. That money goes into the Inmate Welfare Fund, which provides goods and services to inmates at institutions around the state. Last fall, the Mississippi Department of Corrections announced it had signed a contract with its telecommunications provider for a program to immobilize illegal cell phones used by inmates at the Parchman penitentiary. Epps said the system will be installed at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl and the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville by May. “I don’t want to leave the

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Man indicted in death of LaPlace girl, 15 EDGARD, La. — A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted Earnest Joseph III in the death of a 15-yearold LaPlace girl. District Attorney Tom Daley said that the seconddegree murder charge was returned Monday. Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 12. The 27-year-old Joseph is accused in the beating death of Taylor Adams, who was found dead in her LaPlace home Dec. 5. Deputies said Joseph lived down the street from Adams and the two knew each other. Authorities have not provided a motive for the killing.

Rapides panel to study jail space shortage ALEXANDRIA, La. — The Rapides Parish Police Jury is addressing the problem of a shortage of jail space. State District Judge Thomas Yeager and others spelled out to the jury Monday how a large portion of suspects arrested are turned loose before trial because there is no jail space in which to hold them. Police jurors authorized the formation of a committee to research potential ways to alleviate the problem — and to find out how much it would cost.

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TUPELO, Miss. — A judge has set bond at $500,000 for a Baldwyn man charged with murder in a fatal New Year’s Day nightclub shooting in Tupelo. Bond for 24-year-old Darwin Rakell Penrose was set Monday during a court appearance. Police Chief Tony Carleton said Penrose has been charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Bradley Triplett of Tupelo. Carleton says the shooting occurred Saturday morning at Club I-Con. Carleton said the shooting came after two people got into a confrontation inside the building. He says both were escorted out by security, and when Triplett tried to re-enter the establishment he was shot several times. Triplett’s body was found in the doorway.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After more than eight years in federal prison following a corruption conviction, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards will be released to a halfway house sometime this month. “My family is looking forward to the new year and our father being released from Oakdale federal prison in January, when he will go to a federal halfway house,” Anna Edwards, the Edwin former goverEdwards nor’s daughter, said Monday. She didn’t offer details about a transfer date from the central Louisiana prison, where Edwards is serving a 10-year sentence. “After his release further information will be given to the press,” she wrote in an e-mail. Edwards was convicted in a bribery and extortion scheme to rig the riverboat casino licens-

DeLaughter enters halfway house JACKSON (AP) — Former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter, who is serving an 18-month federal prison sentence for obstruction of justice, is scheduled to be freed this spring. Charlie Smith with the Bureau of Prisons said Monday that DeLaughter is now in what is referred to as a residential re-entry program, commonly called a halfway house. Smith said DeLaughter’s projected release date is ing process during his fourth and final term, which ended in 1996. He has maintained his innocence and blamed his conviction on former friends who he said turned against him and lied in their testimony. Though he’s been out of office for 15 years, public interest has remained high in the muchmaligned and also beloved Edwards, an 83-year-old Democrat whose terms as gover-

April 20. He pleaded guilty July 30, 2009, to obstruction of justice in a corruption investigation involvBobby ing multiDeLaughter millionaire and former lawyer Dickie Scruggs. He admitted lying to an FBI agent during the investigation.

nor defined Louisiana politics — and attracted federal investigators — for decades. The Federal Bureau of Prisons doesn’t provide details about when a prisoner is moved to a halfway house until after it has happened, according to a spokeswoman. The bureau’s website lists Edwards’ release from custody as July 6. The former governor rarely shied away from talking to

reporters when in office or even when on trial, but Anna Edwards said her father won’t be speaking to the media while in the halfway house. She cited Bureau of Prisons’ rules. Edwards reported to prison in October 2002, nearly 50 years after he embarked on his political career. He was Louisiana’s chief executive between 1972 and 1996 and built a reputation as a womanizer, gambler and deft politician, who had a way with a quip and for whom government sometimes became a sideshow to battles with federal prosecutors. By his own count, Edwards was the subject of two dozen investigations. He was acquitted on racketeering charges in the 1980s and on fraud charges in October 2000. The former governor first reported to a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas, before being moved two years later to Oakdale. He’s been allowed to leave prison on several furloughs as he approached his release date.

State utility sues railroad over monopoly claim By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — A Mississippi power company has sued Norfolk Southern Railway Company for millions of dollars, claiming the railroad uses a monopoly over coal deliveries to inflate costs. Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric Power Association said Norfolk Southern is the only railroad company that delivers coal from the Appalachias to Plant Morrow, the utility’s main electricity generating station in Purvis, Miss. The power company claims Norfolk Southern has used that control over coal delivery since 1978 to negotiate price increases of between 60 percent and 80 percent each time the companies’ contracts face

Hattiesburg-based South Mississippi Electric Power Association said Norfolk Southern is the only railroad company that delivers coal from the Appalachias to Plant Morrow, the utility’s main electricity generating station in Purvis, Miss. renewal. The latest contract expired Dec. 31. The power company also claims Norfolk Southern Railway racked up 130,000 tons of delivery shortfalls in 2010. “Our rail costs have continued to rise significantly while the service we receive has steadily deteriorated,” SMEPA spokesman Kurt Brautigam said in a statement. He added that, regrettably, the utility had no other recourse but to file litigation seeking relief from the “monopolistic abuse” it claims it is subjected to by

Norfolk Southern. SMEPA filed the suit Dec. 29 in U.S. District Court in south Mississippi, but documents related to the case are sealed. The court docket listed the lawsuit demand as $34 million. Brautigam, however, said the lawsuit seeks $17 million. Brautigan said he didn’t know the reason for the discrepancy. The lawsuit was filed under seal and is not open to public viewing. Rudy Husband, a spokesman for Virginia-based Norfolk,

Texan jailed for 30 years likely to be cleared DALLAS (AP) — Cornelius Dupree Jr. finally made parole in July, after spending 30 years in prison for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. A week later, DNA test results came back proving his innocence. The 51-year-old Texas man will finally get his own day in court today, when a judge is expected to set aside his conviction on claims of actual innocence. The hearing comes a day after Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said the DNA testing shows Dupree “did not commit this crime.”

If the conviction is overturned as expected, Dupree will h ave the unhappy distinction of being the lonCornelius gest-serving Dupree Jr. DNA exoneree in Texas, which has freed 41 wrongly convicted inmates through DNA since 2001 — more than any other state. Nationally, only two other DNA exonerees spent more time in prison, according to the Innocence Project, a New

York-based legal center representing Dupree that specializes in wrongful conviction cases. James Bain was wrongly imprisoned for 35 years in Florida, and Lawrence McKinney spent more than 31 years in a Tennessee prison. Dupree’s 30 years in prison will surpass James Woodard, who spent more than 27 years in a Texas prison before he was cleared of murder in 2008. There have been 21 DNA exonerations in Dallas alone since 2001, more than any other county in the nation.

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said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The power company said Monday that Norfolk wants a rate increase beginning in 2011 that will be four times higher than the amount the railroad charged under contract as recently as 2003. SMEPA said such a rate hike would be especially hard because it is a nonprofit company. Brautigam said SMEPA also filed a complaint with the National Surface Transportation Board, saying it was “seeking relief from excessive and unreasonable future rates.” SMEPA provides wholesale power for eleven distribution cooperatives that provide electricity to 406,000 homes and businesses in 52 Mississippi counties.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Mexico wells. All but three are Obama administration said exploratory wells — the same Monday it will allow 13 com- type BP was drilling when panies to resume deepwater the blowout of the Deepwadrilling without any additional ter Horizon rig occurred. The April 20 exploenvironmenThe administration has sion killed 11 tal scrutiny, just months been under heavy pressure workers and set off the after saying it from the oil industry, worst offshore would require strict reviews Gulf state leaders and oil spill in U.S. history. for new drill“For those ing in the congressional Republicans wake of the to speed up drilling in companies that were in BP oil spill. The govern- the Gulf of Mexico, which the midst of ment said it has come to a near halt operations at the time of was not breaking its prom- since the moratorium on the deepwater ise to require deepwater drilling was suspensions (last spring), environmenimposed last spring. today’s notifital reviews cation is a sigbecause the nificant step 13 companies — including Chevron USA Inc. toward resuming their permitand Shell Offshore Inc. — had ted activity,” said Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau already started drilling. Drilling was suspended last of Ocean Energy Management, year when the administration Regulation and Enforcement. The administration has imposed a months-long moratorium following the BP spill. been under heavy pressure The ban was lifted in Octo- from the oil industry, Gulf ber, but drilling has not yet state leaders and congressioresumed in waters deeper nal Republicans to speed up drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, than 500 feet in the gulf. U.S. officials said the 13 which has come to a near halt companies must comply with since the moratorium on deepnew policies and rules before water drilling was imposed resuming activity at 16 Gulf of last spring.

Report: FEMA hasn’t tried to recoup $643 million NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn’t tried to recoup about $643 million in improper payments made to victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters in the wake of a judge’s order more than three years ago, according to a government audit issued Monday. The improper payments have gone uncollected for more than three years because FEMA hasn’t given its final approval to a new process for recovering the money, auditors found in a report by the Department

of Homeland Security’s inspector general’s office. The federal agency has distributed more than $7 billion in disaster assistance payments since hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. An estimated 160,000 applicants received about $643 million in improper payments resulting from fraud, FEMA errors or other mistakes. In June 2007, a federal judge in New Orleans ordered FEMA to halt its debt collection activities until the agency made certain changes to its collection process.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: The candidates are off and running.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Joe Tansey, the pugilist, writes here from Indiana that he is making piles of money. • The total expense of the fire department the past year was $6,590.73 of which amount the insurance company paid $2,500.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Shirley and Company, brokers, leave the city. • Edward Butts Roach dies.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 C.M. Whitaker, for using the mails to defraud, is given a year in the Atlanta Penitentiary. He comes from Claiborne County.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Robert B. Evans Jr. and Susanna Sharbrough are married in Biloxi.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Jeff Laughlin, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 5, is ill at his home on Cherry Street. • Building permits for the first week of the new year total $2,700.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Roy Woody is installed as president of the Kiwanis Club. • Tom Birdsong is ill at the Sanitarium.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Milton Biedenharn, secretary-treasurer of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and J.J. Newman Jr., owner of Newman Motor Company, are elected to the board of directors of the First National Bank and Trust Company. • Keith Williams and Kermit “Doc” Hancock, general manager of the Vicksburg Billies, leave for Montgomery to attend a meeting of the directors of the Southeastern League.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Sgt. and Mrs. Richard Brooks Gray announce the birth of a son, Richard Mark, on Dec. 31. • Services are held for Mrs. Mary Kinney.

Death panels, rationing hot topics It’s debatable whether, under Obamacare, “death panels,” perhaps committees of bureaucrats charged with deciding what types of medical care the government will pay for and what it won’t, especially as the costs rise toward the end of life, are a fevered fantasy or a prudent fear, with respectable arguments either way. What now cannot be debated is that the Obama administration has decided to incorporate, by administrative fiat, the provision in the health care proposal that not quite accurately sparked the death-panel debate. During debate last year over the president’s health care proposal, a Medicare provision authorizing payment for end-of-life consultations with doctors — advance directives on extraordinary measures to prolong life and the like — was part of the bill. It was a stretch to extrapolate this, as some did, into “death panels” deciding what treatments would be allowed based on considerations other than the best interests of the patient (another provision, the Independent Payment Advisory Board, is a better can-

didate). Instead of defending this provision, however, the administration removed it from the version that achieved final passage. Apparently the possibility that this provision would not have been approved by Congress (let alone the new Congress coming in January) didn’t discourage advocates. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently approved a regulation permitting Medicare payment for such consultations, not every five years, as in the Obamacare proposal, but annually. At least one member of Congress who supports the provision advised other supporters not to broadcast the decision too widely lest it stir up controversy. The controversial provision apparently is to be incorporated in as much secrecy as possible — although apparently not that much given the proliferation of regular and irregular news sources. Besides highlighting an administration preference for administrative over democratic procedures — and the penchant for operating with considerably less than full disclosure in an

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administration that had promised unprecedented transparency — the new provision could contribute over time to the kind of bureaucratic rationing of health care many Americans fear. It creates a new Medicare entitlement without paying for it. As such entitlements proliferate to the point that outlays exceed inputs in a system already approaching a fiscal tipping point, the temptation to ration care to keep costs down is likely to become irresistible. Whether those who administer such rationing are called “death panels” or something else could well be academic. As the Department of Health and Human Services over the next year continues to implement provisions of the new health care law in the face of a House that just might try to prevent such implementation being funded, we can expect numerous similar issues to arise. We will see whether traditional American resistance to the administrative “rule of experts” that is the soul of progressivism can slow down its implementation by those who believe they are the proper experts to rule us.

The Rev. and Mrs. Brand Jenkins announce the birth of a son, Brand Lee II, on Jan. 5. • Mrs. Rosa Rogers, Port Gibson resident, dies. • Services are held for Eugene M. Abbott.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Beverly Sessums hosts a March of Dimes benefit coffee with co-host Ginny Abraham. • James and Brenda Mullen are the parents of a daughter, Melissa Ann, born Jan. 11 and welcomed by a brother, James Edward.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Numbers show that more than $152,000 worth of staple foods were distributed to Warren County homes in the 1990 fiscal year by the Warren County Department of Human Services. • Lynn Bell is pictured with a 200-pound, nine-point buck she killed.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Lifelong resident and local artist Stacy G. Hoggatt dies at 87. • Pearline Williams is chosen from among 200 senior citizens nationwide as a 2001 Ageless Hero for her work with We Care Community Service.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Beginning 2011 with a question and an outrage The United Nations believes about 1 million Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 — roughly 8 percent of the population — are addicted to drugs. The publication Development Asia estimates 2 million Afghan addicts. Depending on whose figures you read next, some staggering number of these same addicts ends up in the Afghan National Police (ANP). Fully “half of the latest batch” of police recruits tested positive for narcotics, the Independent reported in March, drawing on Foreign Office Papers from late 2009. Also in March 2010, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) reported, depending on the province, 12 to 41 percent of Afghan police recruits tested positive. The GAO added: “A State official noted that this percentage likely understates the number of opium users because opiates leave the system quickly; many recruits who tested negative for drugs have shown opium withdrawal symptoms later in their training.” The problem was dire enough, the report continues, to place under consideration “the establishment of dedicated rehabilitation clinics at the regional police

My question: Who’s high here? Illiterate Afghans on drugs, or educated Americans on fantasy? DIANA

WEST

training centers.” Pederasty, misogyny and corruption aside: This drug-addled ANP is part of the Afghan National Security Forces that the U.S. government fully expects — no, completely relies on — to secure Afghanistan against “extremist networks” and is spending $350 million per day in Afghanistan until that happens. My question: Who’s high here? Illiterate Afghans on drugs, or educated Americans on fantasy? Like a legion of buttoned-down and uniformed Don Quixotes seeking the impossible counterinsurgency theory — winning Afghan hearts and minds from Islamic loyalties, constructing a hereto-

fore unseen Afghan “city on a hill,” training Afghan police (literacy rate 4.5 percent) while simultaneously weaning them from addiction, and don’t get me started on “ally” Pakistan — the United States has plunged into a depth of denial only an extravagant “intervention” could reverse. This American flight from reality skews everything, whether large and obvious, like waging a sanitydefying war, or small and easily overlooked, like starkly refusing to bestow a medal on a deserving fallen soldier. I refer to the appalling fact that Pvt. William Long, slain at age 23 by an avowed jihadist outside an Arkansas military recruitment center in June 2009,

has not received a Purple Heart from the U.S. government. When Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad fired his AK-47, killing Pvt. Long and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula (no Purple Heart, either), he was committing an act of war. The United States refuses to recognize this fact even as Muhammad, in interviews, statements and letters to media, has never shut up about it. The U.S. failure to recognize Pvt. Long’s sacrifice is my year-ending outrage. In many ways it best symbolizes the others that have propelled this column through 2010. In this denial of jihad reality and callousness toward those who bear the brunt of sacrifices most Americans escape, we see symbolized the broader government failures toward the people on every front involving life and death. Fortunately, the people are not failing Pvt. Long. On a cold and windy December day in Arkansas, at the close of a ceremony honoring Arkansans killed in recent wars, memorial organizer Ron Hopper told a story. As the Arkansas News reported, Hopper, whose son was killed in Iraq, mentioned a jewelry

company that automatically makes a present of an engraved silver bracelet to all families of fallen soldiers. When the Long family asked the company to put their son’s name on the list, “they were told that since he was not killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the family was not entitled to one.” “An outraged murmur spread through the room,” the report continued. “He may not have been deployed overseas. But he was killed in the Global War on Terror,” Hopper declared. “For that reason, we ordered one made ourselves.” And he presented a silver bracelet engraved with Pvt. Long’s name to his sister, who, tears streaming down her face, announced she would give the bracelet to her mother for Christmas. The government may be in denial in the sealed corridors of power, but at the VFW on Davis Drive in Searcy, Ark., reality lives, a thing of pain, loyalty and love. Happy 2011.

• Diana West can be contacted at dianawest@ verizon.net


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Continued from Page A1. news conference in Pearl that he wants to maintain a business-friendly climate in Mississippi by keeping taxes low, developing charter schools and improving the state budget process. “I will be there to veto tax increases,� Bryant told about 300 people in an unheated furniture warehouse. Billy Powell, a former state GOP chairman who attended the gathering, Lt. Gov. Phil said, “I think Bryant he’s off to a good start. I think he will be the candidate to beat.� Bryant was state auditor 11 years before being elected lieuBill tenant goverLuckett nor in 2007. Dennis, 57, who’s president of a contracting company and is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board in New Orleans, said he’ll tour the state later to discuss his campaign. “I believe my private-sector experience, business leadership and conservative values are necessary for Mississippi’s next governor to create jobs, improve education, and make meaningful reforms to government,� Dennis said.

JACKSON (AP) — Republican Billy Hewes of Gulfport is making several appearances across Mississippi this week to launch his campaign for lieutenant governor. Hewes has been in the state Senate since 1992. The 49-yearold is beginning his fourth year as president pro tempore, the second-highest officer in the 52-member chamber. The lieutenant governor is

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Senate porter Adrian Powell vacuums the rug of the Mississippi Senate chambers at the Capitol in Jackson in preparation for today’s start of the 2011 Mississippi Legislature. “I look forward to sharing my vision to build a stronger Mississippi with voters over the coming year.� At the Democratic Party headquarters, Luckett, 62, said he wants to increase educational offerings in day care centers as a step toward eventually developing a state-funded pre-kindergarten system — one Luckett says the state can’t currently

afford. He also said he wants to promote renewable energy and increase tourism. Luckett pointed to his expericnce in restoring old buildings to develop an upscale restaurant and a blues club in downtown Clarksdale. He said the sites attract international tourists. “I have a vision for how to fix things like that and make them productive,� Luckett

said. “That’s what I want to take to the state.� Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is limited to two fouryear terms. Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree is also running for governor as a Democrat. Other Republicans running are Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday and state employee James Broadwater.

cery court. Another function is to handle collection of property taxes after the tax collector sells property at a tax sale. State law establishes a $90,000 annual base salary for the position, though fees paid for various services make the pay variable from county to county. Supervisor salaries are based on population, with Warren’s five board members making $44,012 annually. The balance of the board’s incumbents are expected to run for their respective seats again. If so, it’s a list that would have 57 years on the board collectively — Board President Richard George, who has represented District 5 on the board for 16 out of the last 20 years, District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale, on the board for 20 out of the last 24 years, District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon, first elected in 1995 and District 2’s William Banks, elected in 2005 when Michael Mayfield won the North Ward alderman race in Vicksburg. Justice court and constable races involve northern, central and southern district posts. Incumbent James Jefferson Jr. has said he’ll run for a full term in the central district following his 2009 appointment to the position that presides over smallclaims cases, misdemeanor

offenses outside city limits and state traffic offenses. He bested six opponents in a special election last year. Southern District judge Jeff Crevitt is expected to run for a full term for the post in which he succeeded his father in a special election in 2009. In the Legislature, members have until June 1 to qualify in case Mississippi redraws districts as a result of county-specific information from the 2010 census. Statewide data released in December showed a 4 percent uptick in the state’s population com-

pared to 2000, to 2.9 million people. As a result, state Reps. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, and Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans, are expected to run again. Reps. Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, and Chuck Middleton, D-Port Gibson, also represent some precincts in extreme northern and southern Warren County. Mississippi also will elect a governor and lieutenant governor this year, races that usually help stir interest in local elections.

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Fastenal (FAST)............................ 60.85 Family Dollar (FDO)................... 50.28 Fred’s (FRED)................................. 14.07 Int’l Paper (IP).............................. 28.02 Janus Capital Group (JNS)............13.40 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................ 33.10 Kroger Stores (KR)...................... 22.01 Kan. City So. (KSU)..................... 48.62 Legg Mason (LM)...................... 36.72 Parkway Properties (PKY)..............18.20 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)...................... 65.75 Regions Financial (RF)............... 7.07 Rowan (RDC)................................ 34.20 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.11 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 75.07 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)...............31.50 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 41.33 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 25.64 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 42.15 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 16.42 Viacom (VIA)................................. 46.10 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 39.32 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 54.56

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smart money Q: I am single, 64 and have gone through all my savings and investments over the last few years. My income is based on commission from sales. The value of my home has dropped at least $75,000. The value is about $300,000, and I owe $270,000. I am also in the middle of remodeling. Homes are not selling here so putting it on the market may not bring results. I had a credit card that I have not used for at BRUCE least two years. I have been unable to make payments on it ($17,000) and it has now been sent to collection. Should I file bankruptcy to erase that credit card? My credit is totally shot. If I filed for bankruptcy, I will be eliminating that monthly payment and the account going into collection will help with the loan modification. However, filing bankruptcy will cost $1,300, which I don’t have at the moment. It is obvious that I must earn more income to keep my home if I am fortunate enough to get a loan modification. I have no other bills or payments than basic

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maintenance and survival. — Nancy in Oregon A: I am certainly sympathetic with your situation but a little confused. You asked if you should file bankruptcy to erase the credit card. Then you say eliminating that monthly payment and the account going into collection will help with a loan modification. I don’t know the answer to that. There are so many of these modification programs around. Given the numbers that you mentioned, the reality may well be that you don’t want to preserve your house given the fact that your monthly payments must be very, very high. If you can get out of a modification you might be way ahead of the game. As to filing bankruptcy, that is not a step to be taken lightly because you have little income and no assets. Starting over at 64 might be very difficult but going through this constant aggravation and not making things any better would appear to me even more destructive. None of the things I said I am comfortable with, but, unhappily, there is no easy or comfortable response. I certainly wish you well. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to show who’s now in charge, the House’s new Republican majority plans to vote to repeal President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul before he even shows up in their chamber to give his State of the Union address. Dramatic as that early showdown promises to be — the vote will be Jan. 12, Republicans said Monday — it will be just the first in a series of struggles expected to play out in the next few months. Obama returns today from his holiday vacation, fresh off lame-duck legislative victories late last year, and Republicans will be sworn in Wednesday, primed to challenge him after gaining House control in last fall’s elections. Full repeal of the health care law is still a long shot. The House vote would be just the first, easiest step. But House Republicans vow they will follow up with dozens of attempts to hack away at what they derisively call “Obamacare.” The strategy is not risk-free for the Republicans, who won’t have a replacement plan of their own ready by the time of the repeal vote. But they say there’s no time to lose. Senate Democratic leaders are sending their own “youdon’t-scare-me” message. In a letter Monday to House Speaker-to-be John Boehner, they served notice that they’ll block any repeal, arguing it would kill popular provisions such as improved prescription coverage for Medicare. Beyond the early health care vote, emboldened Republicans

Steele pleads for new term WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Chairman Michael Steele defended his rocky two-year tenure anew Monday and asked for another term, boiling his re-election pitch d ow n t o this: “My record stands for Michael itself. We Steele won.” The embattled Republican National Committee chief was referring to coast-to-coast GOP victories that included winning control of the House. Still, as he debated four challengers ahead of next week’s balloting by the 168-member panel, Steele added: “We can do more and we will do it better” and “the opportunity for all of us now is to go forward to continue to build on the successes that we’ve had.” Pressing for change and claiming fiscal mismanagement, Steele’s opponents were unified in saying that fundraising ahead of the 2012 presidential election must be the primary focus of the next chairman in the wake of debt as high as $20 million.

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, holds a copy of the health care bill in front of the Capitol in Washington. are straining to challenge the president’s spending priorities, setting up likely conflicts over the budget and the country’s debt ceiling. Those votes will be early tests of how the president will maneuver with a divided Congress, as both he and Republicans look ahead to the next elections. Most likely, both parties will carry the main issues of the health care debate into the 2012 campaign, when Obama is expected to seek a second term against a Republican challenger, and House and Senate control will be up for grabs again. “It’s not going to be easy; it’s going to be a long, hard slog,” said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an early leader in the health care repeal drive. The quick thumbs-down vote by

the House will have “tremendous utility and value,” King said, but it might take electing a Republican president in Obama’s place to accomplish the overall goal. All the while, the Obama administration intends to keep putting into place the law’s framework for covering more than 30 million uninsured people. Ultimately, Obama still has his veto pen, and Republicans aren’t anywhere close to the two-thirds majorities they would need to override. “Repeal and replace” worked as a campaign slogan to motivate voters concerned about the growing reach of government under Obama. But a single-minded focus on repeal could backfire as a Republican governing strategy.

Senator wants FTC investigation of helmet-makers A U.S. Senator is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate “misleading safety claims and deceptive practices” in the selling of new football helmets and reconditioning of used ones. In a letter dated today — a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press on Monday night — Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., tells FTC

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Investments place value of Facebook at $50 billion NEW YORK — An injection of cash that values Facebook at $50 billion will help it delay going public for at least another year, giving the company breathing room to focus on long-term ambition rather than short-term profit. The infusion — $500 million from elite investment house Goldman Sachs and a Russian investor, according to a report by The New York Times — represents the most emphatic endorsement yet of Facebook’s potential to make money in online social networking. It places the company at twice the value of Internet giant Yahoo and about equal to what well-established names such as Boeing and Kraft Foods are worth on the open market. More important, it buys time for Facebook to keep its books private and not have to cater to the demands of the market. And it gives 26-yearold founder Mark Zuckerberg room to grow into his role as the public face of a multinational company.

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Stocks extend rally in early trading NEW YORK — Stocks are extending a rally ahead of reports that will show whether the economic recovery is picking up its pace. Automakers including General Motors, Ford, and Toyota will report December and year-end sales figures throughout the day. Analysts are forecasting a modest increase that could show that the car business is improving. Separately, the Commerce Department will issue its report on November factory orders. Orders fell 0.9 percent in October. In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is up 19 points, or 0.2 percent, to 11,691. The S&P 500 is up 2, or 0.1 percent, to 1,273. The Nasdaq composite index is up 9, or 0.3 percent, to 2,700.

Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the Environmental Pro-

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Billy Foster uses a belt sander to shape and sharpen a knife. Foster, who said he favors making pocket knives over those for hunting, said his father always carried a pocket knife. “He had a bunch of junk knives and was always giving them to me,” he said. After moving as a little boy

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to Vicksburg from Mechanicsburg in Yazoo County, Foster attended Carr Central High School and graduated in 1957. He has lived in Vicksburg ever since. He spends most of his time in his shop, filling orders for knives and preparing for

upcoming shows and flea markets. “I’ve been retired for 10 years and this keeps me busy,” said Foster. “I come out just about every day, pretty much all day.”

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Iran’s decision to stop up to 2,500 fuel trucks at its border with Afghanistan is tantamount to an “embargo,” an Afghan commerce official said today, as others warned the move could leave millions of Afghans shivering as winter rolls in. The unofficial ban, now in its second week, has pushed up wholesale domestic fuel prices as much as 70 percent. The shortage of fuel also threatens to stop trucks loaded with commercial goods from reaching the capital along a key southern transport route. Iran today acknowledged a link between the ban and its recent decision to slash domestic fuel subsidies in a bid to cut costs and boost an economy squeezed by international sanctions. Afghan officials say Iran has also told them it is concerned the shipments are destined for NATO forces operating in Afghanistan, though Afghan and NATO officials deny that. Iran “wants to impose a kind of sanction or embargo

on us,” Farid Shirzai, head of the Afghan Commerce Ministry’s fuel department, said. “This is un-Islamic and against international transit law. They have no right to stop (the tankers) because they are merely passing through Iranian territory.” Iran supplies about 30 percent of the country’s refined fuel, Afghan officials say. The remainder of the blocked shipments of vehicle and heating fuel comes from Iraq and Turkmenistan and is only transiting Iran, they say. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today the issue would soon be resolved, stressing the ban was the result of “technical problems” after the Iranian subsidies were cut in late December. Afghan Commerce Ministry and customs officials have said Iranian authorities notified them that the trucks were not being allowed through for national security reasons — a reference to the suspicion that the fuel is bound for NATO forces.

Hayes Clark Sr. Services for Hayes Clark Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Christian Center Church with the Rev. Reginald Walker officiating. Visitation will be today from 4 until 6 at Holly Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Tennant Funeral Home of Rayville, La., has charge of arrangements. Mr. Clark died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 82. Mr. Clark was a member, deacon and Sunday school superintendent of Holly Grove M.B. Church.

Rodney Mark Erickson Rodney (Rod) Mark Erickson, was born May 21, 1958, and went to be with the Lord Jan. 1, 2011. He was born in British Columbia, Canada, and lived across the United States during his lifetime. Rod served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, specializing as a navigational aids equipment technician and a missile facilities specialist, and serving in honor guards. Rod loved music of all kinds, and he sang in numerous choruses, including the San Diego Symphonic Chorus, and Barbershop Choruses in Springfield, Mo., Baton Rouge, and Jackson, Miss. Mr. Erickson was preceded to Glory by his mother, Louis Tousley Scarbrough of San Diego. Rod is survived by his wife, Sonya Johnston Erickson of Vicksburg; two sons, Victor Erickson and Ben Erickson of Alpena, Mich.; three daughters, Lurena Erickson of Burlington, Colo., Tiffany Huber and husband Daniel Huber of Mobile, and Theresa Kleinman and husband Alan Kleinman, and one granddaughter, Michelle Kleinman, all of Vicksburg; two spiritual daughters, Teresa Irby-Butler of Winchester, Va., and Amber Hobbs, and one spiritual granddaughter, Jennifer Hobbs of Batesville, Miss.; and one spiritual son, Tony Cecerre of Batesville. He is also survived by brothers, Steve Scarbrough of Bertha, Minn., Phil Scarbrough of La Mesa, Calif., Kevin Scarbrough of Arlington, Wash., Ken Scarbrough of Cloquet, Minn., and Ron Erickson of Greenwell Springs, La.; sisters, Linda Schimitz and Susan Murdock of San Diego; and parents, Harvey and

Mila Erickson of Bertha, and Mark and Julia Scarbrough of Iowa Park, Texas. Rod selflessly loved those around him, and he will be greatly missed. Rod was a member of Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at this church on today, Jan. 4, 2011, at 4 p.m. The family requests memorials to be made to Gibson Memorial UMC, 335 Oak Ridge Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Henrietta Anne Taylor Gibbes LEARNED — Henrietta Anne Taylor Gibbes died Saturday, Christmas Day, 2010, at her home in Learned. She was 89. Born in Cohey, Miss., Mrs. Gibbes attended Morton Public Schools and graduated with highest honors from Mississippi State College for Women. She taught in Port Gibson and at Forest Hill Junior High School. She was a longtime resident of Raymond and Learned. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Culture Club in Raymond. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Walter Henry Gibbes Sr.; her mother, Pauline Russell Taylor; her father, George J. Taylor III; a brother, George J. Taylor IV; and a sister, Ruth Taylor Myers. Survivors include a son, Walter Henry “Chip” Gibbes Jr., of Learned; a daughter, Annette Gibbes Rayburn of Madison; one sister, Pauline Taylor Earles of Madison; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services were Friday at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Learned. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Walter H. Gibbes Scholarship Fund at Hinds Community College in Raymond.

Charles Leon Harris Sr. Services for Charles Leon Harris Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dillion-Chisley Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Bolden officiating. Mr. Harris died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 62. He was a 1967 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School and Utica Junior College. He also attended Milwaukee College in Milwaukee and was retired from the Milwaukee Transit System.

Cleo Evelyn Evans Harrison REDWOOD — Cleo Evelyn Evans Harrison, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was 68. Mrs. Harrison was a member and secretary at Forest Hill Baptist Church. She was also secretary at her husband’s company, Harrison Electric/Lighting. She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Cleo Hale Evans; a son, Ronald Walton Harrison Jr.; and a daughter, Wanda Harrison Thompson. Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Harrison of Redwood; a daughter, Rhonda Fisher of Terry; six brothers, Billy Evans, Max Evans, Kenneth Evans, Leroy Evans, Raymond Evans and Van Evans; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Donations may be made to a favorite charity. Online guestbook is at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

Frances G. Hawkinson Frances G. Hawkinson died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 63. Born in Houma, La., Mrs. Hawkinson was a former resident of New Orleans and had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1998. She was the daughter of the late Roy Emile Guillot and

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Robert Shy Robert “Shydog” Shy died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 61. Mr. Shy was a member of King Solomon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Shana Smith; his father, Curtis Moore; his grandfather, Ollie Shy; and his grandmother, Minnie Campbell. Surviviors include his wife, Patricia Carson Shy of

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James E. Wright Sr. James E. Wright Sr. died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72. Mr. Wright was a retired brick mason and of the Baptist faith. He was a 1956 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Ollie Wright; three brothers, Cleveland Wright, Clifton Wright and Nathan Wright; one sister, Vi Ruth Wright; and one son, Burnell Howard. Survivors include two sons, James E. Wright Jr. and Gregory F. Wright Sr., both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Carolyn Harrison, Dianne January and Cassandra Lynn Swartz, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Corine Coins of Jackson; and other relatives, including members of the Cage, Coins, Hall, Harrison, Horton, January, Lewis, Miller, Strong, Wright and Selvy families. Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 55º Low/past 24 hours............... 24º Average temperature......... 40º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............10º in 1919 Record high............77º in 1917 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......0.74 inches Normal/year...........0.74 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:24 A.M. Most active...............11:08 P.M. Active............................. 5:48 P.M. Most active.....................NA Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:10 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:10 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:05

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Ex-ambassador tapped Man instrumental in Vietnam wall found dead for anti-terrorism post ‘Not the sort...who would wind up in a landfill’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built as part of his dedication to those who fought in that war was found dead in a landfill, and authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive. The body of John Wheeler III, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington. The truck had collected the trash from about 10 commercial disposal bins in Newark, several miles from Wheeler’s home in the historic district of New Castle, but police said they aren’t sure from which container his body came. Friends say they traded e-mails with Wheeler — who had not been reported missing — around Christmas. Wheeler also had been scheduled to take an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on Dec. 28, but it’s not clear if he ever made the trip, said investigators, who have labeled Wheeler’s death a homicide. Family members might not have reported him missing because they were out of town, Newark police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall said. Efforts to contact his wife, Katherine Klyce, were unsuc-

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John Wheeler III, at the Vietnam wall in 1994 cessful, but his family issued a statement through the police department: “As you must appreciate, this is a tragic time for the family. We are grieving our loss. Please understand that the family has no further comment at this time. We trust that everyone will respect the family’s privacy.” Wheeler followed in his decorated father’s footsteps and attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After graduating in 1966, in the midst of the Vietnam War, he served five years in the Army,

including as a staff officer at the Pentagon, and retired from the military in 1971. In later years, Wheeler, as special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon during the George W. Bush administration, helped develop the Air Force Cyber Command. A citation for his service in 2008 said Wheeler recognized that the military needed to combat the growing vulnerability of U.S. weapon systems to cyber intrusions, according to his biography.

Longtime friend and fellow West Point graduate Richard Radez said that in an e-mail the day after Christmas, Wheeler wrote he believed the nation wasn’t sufficiently prepared for cyber warfare. “He was just not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill,” said Bayard Marin, an attorney who was representing Wheeler and Klyce in a legal dispute with a couple wanting to build a home near theirs in the historic district.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Pentagon job overseeing the secret special operations war on terrorist groups has been offered to former U.S. counterterrorism ambassador Michael Sheehan, according to two senior U.S. officials. If he accepts and is confirmed, Sheehan would have one of the most powerful civilian jobs in America’s covert war against al-Qaida and its offshoots, helping coordinate clandestine special operations raids and covert drone strikes arrayed against militants operating from Pakistan to Afghanistan to Yemen. The post, currently held by CIA veteran Michael Vickers, comes with the cumbersome title of assistant secretary of defense for special operations/low-intensity conflict and interdependent capabilities. It is critical in overseeing black operations by both U.S. special operations and the intelligence community. Sheehan, a retired U.S. Army Green Beret, did not return calls to his New York-based consulting firm, the Lexington Security Group. But the offer was confirmed by the officials, who insisted on anonymity because White House officials had not yet announced the choice. Vickers is running the office

while awaiting his own confirmation hearing for the Pentagon’s top intelligence job, his spokesman Michael said. Sheehan Mentioned by the officials as a potential deputy to Sheehan was retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Nagl, the president of the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank that has produced many top Pentagon officials in the Obama administration. Another potential deputy, according to the officials, was former National Security Council chief of staff Mark Lippert, who has spent the past year on active duty as a Naval intelligence officer reservist. However, one of the officials said that Lippert has turned down the job. Increasingly, the sensitive operations Sheehan would oversee are performed by personnel from a number of different agencies, including the U.S. military’s elite Joint Special Operations Command, the CIA and other members of the defense, intelligence and law enforcement community.

Guard accused of shooting Pakistani governor Military launches probe ISLAMABAD — The governor of Pakistan’s powerful Punjab province was shot dead in the capital today by one of his guards, who told interrogators afterward that he was angry about the politician’s stance against the country’s blasphemy law, officials said. The killing of Salman Taseer was the most high-profile assassination of a political figure in Pakistan since the slaying of former Prime Minis-

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Ivory Coast crisis needs time, Nigeria chief says ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Nigeria’s president warned

Dem to lead Minnesota for first time since 1991 ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mark Dayton broke the nation’s third-longest Democratic drought for a governorship in Minnesota on Monday, urging Republican legislative majoriMark ties to avoid Dayton gridlock as they jointly confront a monumental budget challenge. Dayton took the oath of office before hundreds of people in a historic auditorium in downtown St. Paul. The 63-year-old former U.S. senator survived a mandatory recount to become the state’s first Democratic governor in two decades and its 40th governor overall. The state is expected to face a $6.2 billion budget deficit during Dayton’s first two years as governor. He ran on pro-tax platform, but Republicans taking over the Legislature say they won’t approve tax hikes. Today, Republicans will grab control of both legislative chambers for the first time since 1971.

GOP’s Walker vows leaner, meaner Wisc. MADISON, Wis. — Republican Scott Walker took office Monday as Wisconsin’s 45th governor, promising to “right-size” state government and make tough but compassionate decisions to balance an expected $3 bil-

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Brown back in big seat in troubled California SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in Monday as California’s 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago but inheriting a much different and Jerry Brown more troubled state than the one he led then. The man who once was California’s most famous bachelor took the oath of office after being introduced by his wife of five years, former Gap Inc. executive Anne Gust Brown, inside Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. Brown, 72, has predicted a grim future for the financially beleaguered state. Where his predecessor, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, expressed optimism at every turn, Brown has been realistic since winning the Nov. 2 election.

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ers from the West African nations of Benin, Cape Verde and Sierra Leone then traveled to Nigeria to meet with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, the current chairman of the 15-nation regional bloc ECOWAS. “Anything that has to do with crisis in nation, it takes time,” Jonathan told reporters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja where meetings were ongoing today.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two massage therapists sued Brett Favre on Monday, saying they lost their part-time jobs with the New York Jets after complaining about sexually suggestive text messages from the veteran quarterback. Claiming they were subjected to sexual harassment and job discrimination, Christina Scavo and Shannon O’Toole are seeking unspecified damages from Favre, the Jets and a Jets massage coordinator. While the women don’t say they received any messages directly from Favre, he referred to Scavo in a message proposing a meeting with her and a third, unidentified massage therapist, the lawsuit says. “Kinda lonely tonight,” he added in a subsequent message to the third masseuse, the lawsuit said. “I guess I have bad intentions.” The lawsuit comes five days after the NFL fined Favre $50,000 for not being forthright in an investigation into allegations that he sent lewd text messages and photos to former Jets game hostess Jenn Sterger when they both worked for the team in 2008.

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Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway has his pass broken up by Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks during the second half of the Gator Bowl. Mississippi State beat Michigan 52-14.

Future is bright for Bulldogs Mississippi State hopes to capitalize on big bowl win By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mississippi State defensive end Pernell McPhee hadn’t even completed his victory lap with the Gator Bowl trophy when talk turned to the future. And after Saturday’s 52-14 pulverization of Michigan, the future couldn’t be any brighter for the Mississippi State program. The Bulldogs dominated the Wol-

Bulldog wrapup Record: 9-4 High point: Blasted Big Ten foe Michigan 52-14 in the Gator Bowl and won the Egg Bowl for a second straight year over Ole Miss Standout: JUCO transfer VIck Ballard rushed for a school-record 19 TDs verines (7-6) in all phases of the game, outrushing them 204-88 and scoring on their

first five drives while punting only twice. The blowout put an exclamation mark on a 9-4 finish that has them wanting even more. I think this is the foundation of a great many wins to come,” Mullen said. “For the future, you want to win your last game. It leaves a great taste in your mouth into that offseason. We went from average to good, but we now want the ability to go from good to great.”

Key to that bright future is the return of game MVP and rising senior quarterback Chris Relf, who went from splitting time with understudy Tyler Russell to becoming a polished decision-maker in Mullen’s spread offense. Relf completed 18-of-23 passes for 281 yards and three TDs and rushed for another score in the win. The weapons around Relf See Bulldogs, Page B3.

Buckeyes, Big Ten aim for redemption By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — No pressure, Ohio State. The Big Ten was shut out on New Year’s Day. Unless the Buckeyes win tonight’s Sugar Bowl against Arkansas, it will be a total wipeout at the hands of the hated Southeastern Conference. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel would prefer not to put the entire conference on his team’s back, especially since the No. 6 Buckeyes (11-1) have never won a bowl game against an SEC team in nine previous tries. But it’s hard to get past the Big Ten’s 0-for-5 performance on the first day of 2011 — including three defeats at the hands of their rival to the south. “I didn’t really see many of the games,” Tressel said Monday. “Obviously, I saw the results. Does it add something more to our challenge? I don’t think so. Arkansas is enough of a challenge on its own. What someone else did or didn’t do is probably going to have very little effect on how we do against Arkansas.” Even so, there’s little doubt the Big Ten is feeling a bit of an inferiority complex

On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN Ohio State vs. Arkansas against the SEC, which already has claimed an unprecedented four straight national titles and has a shot at making it five in a row when Auburn faces Oregon in the BCS championship game next week. Ohio State will be the final Big Ten team to play this season, relegated to one of the BCS backup games but fully aware there’s always a bit of a subplot when these two conferences get together. They are the two richest football-playing leagues, rolling in dough from lucrative television deals. For at least the past two decades, they’ve ranked 1-2 in attendance, so there’s clearly no lack of passion on either side. And, of course, the regional debate over who’s the best has raged for much longer than that, a latter-day civil war played out every Saturday from Ann Arbor to Tuscaloosa. This past Saturday, it was See Buckeyes, Page B3.

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Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel looks downward as his team practices for tonight’s Sugar Bowl.

STARKVILLE — Renardo Sidney’s staying. Elgin Bailey’s going. That’s the aftermath of a nationally televised brawl between two Mississippi State basketball players in the stands of a tournament in Honolulu on Dec. 23. The fight embarrassed the program and caused both players to be suspended indefinitely. Both players were reinstated, according to an MSU release on Monday. But while Sidney Elgin remains Bailey with the program, Bailey has “asked to be released from the team in order to transfer.” Sidney, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, missed more than a year because of NCAA eligibility issues. He has played in only two career games, averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Bailey, a 6-foot-8 junior, played in 12 games this season, averaging 5.8 points and 4.3 Renardo rebounds. Sidney “Elgin told me of his plans to transfer, and I wish him the best as he moves on,” MSU coach Rick Stansbury said in a release. “He’s worked extremely hard for us during his time here. Elgin has had to deal with some very tough injuries, but he’s worked very hard to get to where he is now. Wherever he ends up, I hope he’s able to have a lot of success. As for this team, it’s time to move on and learn from these mistakes. Hopefully, by sending Sid and Elgin home following the incident, a strong message was sent that this type of behavior is unacceptable.” This isn’t Sidney’s first brush with discipline with the Bulldogs. Just days before the fight, he was suspended for a game after an “incident” during practice. The injury-plagued forward, who was a team captain, appeared in 74 career games. “We expect all of our student-athletes to represent themselves, our university, athletic program, fans and alumni in a firstclass manner at all times,” MSU athletics director Scott Stricklin said in a release.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Sugar Bowl, Ohio State vs. Arkansas COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Indiana at Minnesota NHL 6 p.m. Versus - Minnesota at New Jersey

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from staff & AP reports

College football LSU’s Stevan Ridley to play in Cotton Bowl BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Les Miles said running back Stevan Ridley has been cleared to play against Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl. Ridley, a Natchez native, led the Tigers in rushing with 1,042 yards and 14 touchdowns during the regular season. LSU (10-2) meets the Aggies (9-3) in Cowboys Stadium on Friday night. Ridley’s eligibility had been in doubt since Miles said on Dec. 22 that the running back could miss the game because of an unspecified “one-time” academic violation.

MLB Gonzalez re-signs with Colorado DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies agreed to an $80 million, seven-year contract, pending a physical. Even before the agreement was reached, Fabiola Bohorquez, a publicist for the outfielder, confirmed from Venezuela the deal was imminent. Gonzalez will soon fly to Denver to sign the contract, she said. Gonzalez had a breakout season for the Rockies in 2010, winning a Silver Slugger award and a Gold Glove. The 25-year-old won the National League batting title with a .336 average and also hit 34 homers and drove in 117 runs despite batting leadoff for 44 games early in the year.

BASKETBALL Taurasi facing two-year ban ANKARA, Turkey — WNBA star Diana Taurasi’s backup doping sample came back positive and she faces a possible two-year ban, Turkish news reports said Monday. The Turkish basketball federation and official at Taurasi’s Turkish club, Fenerbahce, did not immediately confirm the reports. The Phoenix Mercury standout and former Connecticut star tested positive for the banned stimulant modafinil while playing in Turkey’s pro league. Taurasi was tested following a league game Nov. 13 and the positive result was confirmed last month. She has been provisionally suspended by Fenerbahce pending the result of her “B” sample test, which was analyzed at the doping lab at Hacettepe University in Ankara.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 4 1986 — Eric Dickerson shatters the NFL playoff rushing record, gaining 248 yards and scoring two touchdowns to lead the Los Angeles Rams to a 20-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys. 2000 — Top-ranked Florida State, the preseason No. 1, holds off Virginia Tech 46-29 in the Sugar Bowl to finish 12-0 and win the national championship. Florida State is the first team to go wire-to-wire in The Associated Press’ poll since preseason rankings began in 1950. 2005 — Matt Leinart throws five touchdown passes and Southern California overwhelms Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl. USC (13-0) is the first team to repeat as AP national champions since Nebraska in 1994-95 and joins Florida State in 1999 as the only teams to go wireto-wire — from preseason to bowls — as No. 1. 2006 — Second-ranked Texas ends Southern California’s 34-game winning streak, beating the two-time defending national champion 41-38 in the Rose Bowl. The Longhorns also snap USC’s record string of 33 consecutive weeks as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press Top 25. The Longhorns, a unanimous choice, win a national championship for the first time since 1969.

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scoreboard nfl NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round

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

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

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl........................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl.......................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21 Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl........................... Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28

Conference Championships

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl............. North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7 Dec. 28 Insight Bowl.............................................................. Iowa 27, Missouri 24 Dec. 29 Military Bowl..............................................Maryland 51, East Carolina 20 Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.................................................................Illinois 38, Baylor 14

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

7 6 13 14 — 40 2 10 0 0 — 12 First Quarter Stan—Stewart 60 run (N.Whitaker kick), 6:16. VT—Safety, :59. Second Quarter VT—D.Wilson 11 pass from T.Taylor (Hazley kick), 10:22. Stan—Ertz 25 pass from Luck (kick blocked), 6:32. VT—FG Hazley 37, :03. Third Quarter Stan—Marecic 1 run (kick failed), 8:47. Stan—Fleener 41 pass from Luck (N.Whitaker kick), 5:49. Fourth Quarter Stan—Fleener 58 pass from Luck (N.Whitaker kick), 12:28. Stan—Fleener 38 pass from Luck (N.Whitaker kick), 6:05. A—65,453. ——— Stan VT First downs................................19........................16 Rushes-yards.....................31-247...................34-66 Passing....................................287......................222 Comp-Att-Int..................... 18-23-1............... 16-33-1 Return Yards.............................36..........................0 Punts-Avg............................3-46.0..................8-43.5 Fumbles-Lost............................2-1.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................6-49.....................4-28 Time of Possession.............27:46...................32:14 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Stanford, Taylor 13-114, Stewart 5-99, Luck 4-15, Gaffney 2-10, McGillicuddy 1-7, Marecic 3-4, Amajoyi 1-(minus 1), Wilkerson 2-(minus 1). Virginia Tech, D.Evans 12-37, T.Taylor 16-22, R.Williams 4-4, D.Wilson 2-3. PASSING—Stanford, Luck 18-23-1-287. Virginia Tech, T.Taylor 16-31-1-222, Team 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING—Stanford, Fleener 6-173, Ertz 2-39, Baldwin 2-33, R.Whalen 2-24, K.Reuland 2-14, Taylor 2-7, Owusu 1-2, Hall 1-(minus 5). Virginia Tech, Coale 7-92, Boykin 5-84, D.Wilson 2-27, M.Davis 1-11, A.Smith 1-8.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE L 7 14 21 22 25

Pct GB .788 — .576 7 .382 13 1/2 .333 15 .265 17 1/2

Southeast Division L 9 12 14 21 24

Central Division L 10 18 18 23 26

Pct .750 .647 .611 .344 .250

GB — 4 5 14 17

Pct .688 .438 .419 .324 .235

GB — 8 8 1/2 12 15

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L 4 8 14 18 19

Pct GB .879 — .758 4 .600 9 .471 13 1/2 .441 14 1/2

Northwest Division L 11 12 13 16 26

Pacific Division L 11 18 21 24 24

Pct .686 .657 .606 .529 .257

GB — 1 3 5 1/2 15

Pct GB .676 — .438 8 .382 10 .294 13 .226 14 1/2

Monday’s Games Miami 96, Charlotte 82 Orlando 110, Golden State 90 Boston 96, Minnesota 93 New Orleans 84, Philadelphia 77 Denver 113, Houston 106 Utah 102, Detroit 97 Today’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. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Chicago at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 10 Kentucky 86, Penn 62 St. John’s 61, No. 13 Georgetown 58 No. 16 Texas A&M 66, Nicholls St. 55 No. 17 Kansas St. 92, Savannah St. 61 No. 18 Michigan St. 65, Northwestern 62 Today’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. at Iowa, 8:05 p.m. No. 5 Pittsburgh at Providence, 6 p.m.

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

Dec. 31 Sun Bowl........................................................... Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Stanford Virginia Tech

Atlantic Division

Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT

Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl............................................ South Florida 31, Clemson 26

STANFORD 40, VIRGINIA TECH 12

W L.A. Lakers....................23 Phoenix..........................14 Golden State.................13 L.A. Clippers..................10 Sacramento...................7

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

Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl........................................... Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34

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

W Utah...............................24 Oklahoma City...............23 Denver...........................20 Portland.........................18 Minnesota......................9

Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl................ Florida International 34, Toledo 32

Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl........................................................Army 16, SMU 14

Super Bowl XLV

W San Antonio...................29 Dallas.............................25 New Orleans.................21 Houston.........................16 Memphis........................15

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl................................................................. Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl............................................. Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10

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

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

EAST Army 67, Dartmouth 47 Buffalo 78, Cornell 66 Old Dominion 51, Towson 47 St. John’s 61, Georgetown 58 SOUTH ETSU 62, Mercer 61 East Carolina 58, N.C. Central 50 Florida 84, Rhode Island 59 George Mason 75, Delaware 66 Georgia St. 76, Va. Commonwealth 66 Jacksonville 67, Campbell 65 James Madison 75, Northeastern 69 Stetson 76, Lipscomb 66 MIDWEST Iowa St. 72, N. Illinois 63 Michigan St. 65, Northwestern 62 Nebraska 77, North Dakota 46 Wis.-Milwaukee 76, Butler 52 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 73, Md.-Eastern Shore 49 Oklahoma St. 79, UTSA 63 Texas A&M 66, Nicholls St. 55 FAR WEST Fresno St. 80, Nevada 74

Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl........................................... San Diego State 35, Navy 14

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) ———

W Miami.............................27 Orlando..........................22 Atlanta...........................22 Charlotte........................11 Washington....................8

Monday’s Scores

Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl.......................................................... Boise State 26, Utah 3

Divisional Playoffs

W Boston...........................26 New York.......................19 Philadelphia...................13 Toronto..........................11 New Jersey...................9

21. Minnesota.............................11-3 128 13 22. Memphis...............................11-2 110 22 23. Louisville..............................11-2 73 20 24. Vanderbilt.............................11-2 71 — 25. Cincinnati.............................14-0 56 — Others receiving votes: Baylor 50, UNLV 50, Washington 44, Wisconsin 39, Temple 26, Wichita State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Gonzaga 12, Florida 9, Butler 6, Old Dominion 6, Utah State 4.

2010 - 11 BOWL SCHEDULE

women’s basketball

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl...............................Florida State 23, South Carolina 20

Top 25 Schedule

Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl.......................................Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38

Monday’s Game No. 10 North Carolina 97, N.C. Central 40 Today’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.

Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl........................................ Alabama 49, Michigan State 7 Jan. 1 Outback Bowl...................................................... Florida 37, Penn State 24 Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.............................................Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14 Jan. 1 Rose Bowl..................................................................TCU 21, Wisconsin 19 Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl...................................................Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20

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Jan. 3 Orange Bowl................................................. Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12 Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.........................................Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl...............Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

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

No. 8 Connecticut at No. 14 Notre Dame, 6 p.m. No. 12 Texas vs. Arkansas, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Duke vs. UAB, 6 p.m. No. 3 Kansas vs. UMKC, 7 p.m. No. 6 San Diego St. at TCU, 6:30 p.m. No. 9 Missouri vs. North Alabama, 7 p.m. No. 11 Purdue at Penn St., 5:30 p.m. No. 15 BYU at No. 25 UNLV, 9 p.m. No. 19 UCF vs. Marshall, 6 p.m. No. 21 Memphis at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Monday’s Games New Orleans 74, Mississippi College 71 College of the Ozarks 83, Belhaven 76 Lambuth 74, Delta St. 68 Today’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. Wednesday’s Games Ole Miss at SMU, 7 p.m. Houston at Southern Miss, 8 p.m.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 Georgia............... 0 0 .000 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 Florida................. 0 0 .000 Tennessee.......... 0 0 .000 South Carolina... 0 0 .000

All Games W L 12 2 11 2 11 2 11 3 9 4 8 4

PCT .857 .846 .846 .786 .692 .667

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 10 2 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 11 3 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 8 6 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 6 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 8 7 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 7 7 Monday’s Games Kentucky 86, Penn 62 Auburn 65, Florida St. 60 Alabama 83, Toledo 41 Florida 84, Rhode Island 59 Today’s Games South Carolina St. at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Arkansas at Texas, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Ole Miss at SMU, 7 p.m. Memphis at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA

PCT .833 .786 .571 .571 .533 .500

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT 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 8 6 .571 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 8 6 .571 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 7 6 .538 Monday’s Games East Carolina 58, N.C. Central 50 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Marshall at UCF, 6 p.m. UAB at Duke, 6 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at SMU, 8 p.m. Houston at Southern Miss, 8 p.m. Memphis at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP, 8:05 p.m.

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SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 4 8 .333 Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 3 6 .333 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 3 10 .231 Prairie View........ 0 0 .000 3 10 .231 Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 2 9 .182 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 2 10 .167 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 1 11 .083 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 1 12 .077 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 0 10 .000 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000 0 12 .000 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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 p.m. Texas Southern at Southern, 7:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama St., 8 p.m.

The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 2, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65)...............................13-0 1,625 1 2. Ohio St...................................14-0 1,551 2 3. Kansas...................................13-0 1,491 3 4. Syracuse................................15-0 1,437 5 5. Pittsburgh...............................13-1 1,358 6 6. San Diego St.........................15-0 1,198 7 7. Villanova.................................12-1 1,187 8 8. Connecticut............................11-1 1,168 4 9. Missouri..................................13-1 1,116 10 10. Kentucky..............................11-2 1,052 11 11. Purdue..................................13-1 930 12 12. Texas...................................11-2 902 13 13. Georgetown..........................12-2 834 9 14. Notre Dame.........................12-2 688 15 15. BYU......................................14-1 648 16 16. Texas A&M..........................12-1 569 18 17. Kansas St............................11-3 523 17 18. Michigan St...........................9-4 504 20 19. UCF......................................13-0 490 19 20. Illinois...................................12-3 328 23 21. Memphis...............................11-2 313 21 22. Vanderbilt.............................11-2 238 24 23. Washington..........................10-3 173 — 24. Cincinnati.............................14-0 159 — 25. UNLV....................................12-2 136 — Others receiving votes: Louisville 124, Minnesota 96, Temple 74, Wisconsin 55, Baylor 50, Florida 35, Butler 25, Wichita St. 17, North Carolina 9, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 8, Gonzaga 7. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/cfbse4

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 2, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (31)...............................13-0 775 1 2. Ohio State..............................14-0 742 2 3. Kansas...................................13-0 714 3 4. Syracuse................................15-0 678 5 5. Pittsburgh...............................13-1 639 6 6. San Diego State....................15-0 600 7 7. Villanova.................................12-1 577 8 8. Missouri..................................13-1 536 10 9. Connecticut............................11-1 516 4 10. Purdue..................................13-1 489 11 11. Kentucky..............................11-2 477 12 12. Texas...................................11-2 424 14 13. Georgetown..........................12-2 417 9 14. BYU......................................14-1 356 16 15. Notre Dame.........................12-2 316 15 16. Texas A&M..........................12-1 285 18 17. Kansas State.......................11-3 271 17 18. UCF......................................13-0 204 21 19. Michigan State......................9-4 203 19 20. Illinois...................................12-3 142 25

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....39 Pittsburgh........40 N.Y. Rangers...40 N.Y. Islanders..37 New Jersey.....38

W 24 25 22 12 10

L 10 12 15 19 26

OT 5 3 3 6 2

Pts 53 53 47 30 22

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............38 Montreal...........40 Ottawa.............40 Buffalo.............38 Toronto............38

W 21 21 16 16 14

L 11 16 19 18 20

OT 6 3 5 4 4

Pts 48 45 37 36 32

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......39 Washington......40 Atlanta.............42 Carolina...........38 Florida..............37

W 23 23 21 18 18

L 11 12 15 15 17

OT 5 5 6 5 2

Pts 51 51 48 41 38

GF 131 127 119 89 68

GA 104 94 103 120 122

GF 110 100 90 105 90

GA 85 96 121 114 113

GF 121 120 131 111 102

GA 122 106 125 115 95

GF 133 101 128 95 101

GA 110 104 118 93 114

GF 131 132 98 107 95

GA 95 125 112 115 126

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP Detroit..............39 St. Louis..........38 Chicago...........41 Nashville..........38 Columbus........39

W 24 20 21 19 20

L 10 13 17 13 16

OT 5 5 3 6 3

Pts 53 45 45 44 43

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......38 Colorado..........39 Minnesota........38 Calgary............40 Edmonton........37

W 25 20 18 18 12

L 8 14 15 19 18

OT 5 5 5 3 7

Pts 55 45 41 39 31

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............40 23 13 4 50 114 111 San Jose.........40 21 14 5 47 118 112 Anaheim..........42 21 17 4 46 109 119 Los Angeles....39 22 16 1 45 116 96 Phoenix............38 17 13 8 42 106 113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Boston 2, Toronto 1 Florida 4, Carolina 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 5, Calgary 2 Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 Vancouver 4, San Jose 3 Today’s Games Minnesota at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Colorado, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 9 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: 1-8-7 La. Pick 4: 3-1-1-1 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


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Win signals start for Harbaugh derby MIAMI (AP) — As the Stanford Cardinal accepted their Orange Bowl trophy, fans chanted “One more year!” They’re hoping to keep the coach and quarterback who helped the school to its first bowl win in 14 years. Andrew Luck threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns Monday night to lead fifthranked Stanford past No. 12 Virginia Tech, 40-12. The blowout was the latest success for a school that went 1-11 just four years ago before hiring Jim Harbaugh as coach. Afterward, Luck and Harbaugh deflected questions about whether the game might have been their last at Stanford. Harbaugh is expected to be courted by NFL teams and perhaps alma mater Michigan, and Luck is projected as the likely first pick in the draft if he turns pro this year. “There are a lot of worse decisions you might have to make in life,” Luck said. “I don’t want to make an impulsive decision. I’ll enjoy this as long as I can. I know the deadline is coming up. I’ll sit down with my parents, weigh the pros and cons and go from there.” The sophomore turned in a performance reminiscent of two sideline spectators, former Stanford quarterbacks John Elway and Jim Plunkett. Elway, who is expected to become the Denver Broncos’ chief football executive this week, served as honor-

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Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is lifted by players after the Cardinal’s 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl Monday night.

college football ary captain. “As an alum, it’s the greatest — to be able to come down here and watch a great football team,” Elway said.

“They’re well-coached, they played great.” The Cardinal (12-1) likely will end the season ranked in the top 5 for the first time since the unbeaten 1940 team finished No. 2. “They’ve bounced back from some terrible years and put

Stanford back on the football map,” Plunkett said. “I’m very proud of them.” Virginia Tech (11-3), playing in a bowl game for the 18th consecutive year, fell to 1-27 against top-5 teams. They were outscored 27-0 by the Cardinal in the second half. “They’re really good, and we helped them be good,” Hokies coach Frank Beamer said. “There were a couple of long plays against our defense, and then the game got away from us. The thing kind of snowballed.” Tight end Coby Fleener caught scoring passes of 41, 58 and 38 yards from Luck, all in the final 21 minutes. Zach Ertz had a 25-yard TD reception, Jeremy Stewart scored on a 60-yard run and Stepfan Taylor added a 56-yard run. Fullback-linebacker Owen Marecic scored on a 1-yard run and had a sack. Luck went 18 for 23 and was chosen the game’s most valuable player. “Andrew Luck is the straw that stirs the drink around here,” Harbaugh said. Fleener had six catches for 173 yards for the Cardinal, who outgained Tech 534-288. Stanford began to pull away by going 97 yards in two plays in the third quarter. After Delano Howell made an interception at the 3, Taylor busted loose and reached Hokies territory. On the next play, Luck threw deep to Fleener for a 26-12 lead.

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West leads Hornets to victory over 76ers By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — David West and Chris Paul didn’t have to score in bunches for the Hornets to win a third straight game for the first time since before Thanksgiving. West scored 17 points and New Orleans used another stifling defensive outing to hold on for an 84-77 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. “We’re not going to let one guy guard another guy straight up. We’re totally committed to just playing team defense,” West said. “We know that ultimately, if we guard, we’re going to have a chance to win games. If we can make them fight and work extra hard for every single possession, we’re going to find ourselves in good shape.” Paul scored 15 points, with four of those points coming in the final 20 seconds to seal up the victory. His speedy left-to-right dribble on a drive past Elton Brand for a layup off the glass put the Hornets up 82-77 19.6 seconds left. Paul said he saw 10 seconds on the shot clock when Emeka Okafor set a high screen for him, “and I knew I just needed to be aggressive with (Brand),

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New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers point guard Lou Williams Monday. Paul scored 15 points as the Hornets won 84-77. did an in-and-out dribble and made the layup, thankfully.” Philadelphia wanted the ball in the hands of 3-point shooter Jason Kapono, but he lost the ball out of bounds while under pressure from former Sixer Willie Green. Paul was fouled soon after and made two free

throws for the final margin. Okafor had 13 points and Green added 11 for New Orleans, which saw a lead as large as 13 in the fourth quarter trimmed to three, at 78-75, on Brand’s layup with 3:09 to go. However, the Sixers then

missed six straight shots from the field. “That’s big and I think it says a lot about our team,” Paul said. “When the game gets tight, we’re able to get stops.” Brand led Philadelphia with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Andres Nocioni had 13 points and Jrue Holiday and Marreese Speights scored 12 points apiece. Philadelphia was doomed by poor shooting during the final three quarters, when they were 19 of 66 (28.8 percent) from the field. The Sixers were 5 of 23 from 3-point range and finished at 34.1 percent (30 of 88) from the field overall to become the third straight team the Hornets have held to 81 or fewer points. Sixers coach Doug Collins lamented that his team performed well enough to finish with a 44-41 rebounding edge, committed only 10 turnovers to New Orleans’ 12 and held the Hornets to just under 45 percent shooting, yet could not come away with a win. “We did all the things we would like to have done, except we couldn’t make a shot,” Collins said. “Our guys fought back. We made it close in the end, but we just couldn’t get over the hump.”

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St. John’s stuns No. 13 Georgetown By The Associated Press Justin Brownlee scored 15 points, including the gamechanging basket with 10 seconds to play, and St. John’s won its fifth straight, 61-58 over No. 13 Georgetown on Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Dwight Hardy had 20 points to lead the Red Storm (10-3, 3-0), who are off to their best Big East start since 1999-2000 when they opened 4-0. They came into this game off two conference road wins and came up with another solid effort, especially on the defensive end. Hollis Thompson had 16 points for the Hoyas (12-3, 1-2), who had won four of their last five and came into this game as the Big East’s best 3-point shooting team but were just 4 of 17.

Kentucky 86, Penn 62 Brandon Knight scored 22 points and No. 10 Kentucky shot its way past Penn. Josh Harrellson added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Darius Miller had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Wildcats (12-2) used some scorching second-half shooting to subdue the Quakers (5-6). Kentucky led by just one at the break but hit 12 of its first 13 second-half shots to bust it open. Doron Lamb knocked down a pair of 3-pointers during a game-clinching 15-2 run that gave the Wildcats a 66-45 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. Tyler Bernardini led Penn with 22 points and Miles Cartwright added 16, but the Quakers couldn’t keep up when Kentucky hit the gas in the

second half. Penn led by as many as 12 points early but had no answer when the Wildcats awoke following a sleepy opening 15 minutes.

Texas A&M 66, Nicholls State 55 David Loubeau scored 18 points and Khris Middleton added 17 to help No. 16 Texas A&M to its 10th straight win with a victory over Nicholls State. The Aggies (13-1) trailed for much of the first half but took a lead they didn’t relinquish about eight minutes before the break. Nicholls State (6-5) cut the lead to three points with about 13 minutes remaining, but Texas A&M used a 9-3 run to push the advantage to 57-48.

Kansas State 96, Savannah State 61 Jacob Pullen scored 24 points in his return from a three-game suspension, and No. 17 Kansas State coasted to a victory over Savannah State in the Wildcats’ final tune-up before Big 12 play.

Michigan State 65, Northwestern 62 Draymond Green scored 15 points, including an offensive rebound basket after a missed free throw with 12 seconds to go, and No. 18 Michigan State held off a furious finish from Northwestern. Durrell Summers and Kalin Lucas had 12 points apiece for the Spartans (10-4, 2-0 Big Ten), who beat Northwestern for the 15th time in the last 16 meetings.

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Bulldogs Continued from Page B1. return. Top wideout Chad Bumphis, who didn’t play in the Gator Bowl due to injury, returns with the rest of the receiving corps, which played well in his absence. The Bulldogs have made wide receiver a key position in this year’s recruiting and they look to bring in a few big, tall pass catchers to go along with small speedsters like Bumphis and Arceto Clark. At running back, the Bulldogs bring back junior college transfer Vick Ballard, who fell just 32 yards short of a 1,000-yard season and broke the school’s rushing touchdown (19) and total TD (20) records. He scored three touchdowns and rushed 20 times for 76 yards vs. Michigan. Speedster LaDarius Perkins, who was a huge sparkplug in the return game and as a change-of-pace back, will also be back next season. He turned a dumpoff pass out of the backfield into a back-breaking 81-yard play that set up Ballard’s second TD of the day. On the offensive line, Mississippi State will have to find replacements for center J.C. Brignone and All-SEC left tackle Derek Sherrod, who was a three-year starter.

Defensively, the Bulldogs will have to replace the heart and soul of one of the SEC’s best units. The linebacking corps of Conerly Trophy winner Chris White, K.J. Wright and Emmanuel Gatling will have to be rebuilt, as all three graduate. The Bulldogs also lose their best pass rusher on the line, McPhee, and cornerback Maurice Langston. However, help is on the way as the Bulldogs look to have one of their best recruiting classes. Ocean Springs wideout Joe Morrow, who played in this year’s Red Carpet Bowl, and receiver Nikolas Brassell of South Panola have already commited to State. Mullen feels that a win will help push the Bulldogs over the top as this year’s recruiting winds down and the staff begins working on the 2012 signing class. “We’re going to find out in a little more than a month how it affects recruiting in the state,” Mullen said, in reference to National Signing Day. “All these great players in our state got to see us bring a huge crowd to a New Year’s Day bowl game in the state of Florida, go out there and play Michigan and win a championship.”

Buckeyes Continued from Page B1. all SEC. Alabama blew out Big Ten co-champion Michigan State 49-7. Mississippi State routed Michigan 52-14. Penn State was the only team to put up much of a fight, losing to Florida 37-24. For those who can’t get their hands on a calculator, that’s an average margin of 31 points. “We always say if you ever want to become the best, you play against the best,” Tressel said. He’s still looking for his first bowl win against the SEC, going 0-3 in his decade as the Buckeyes’ coach — including back-to-back losses in the national championship game. “I’m not tired of hearing about it,” Tressel insisted. “It’s a reminder to me of just how good the SEC is in football.” Bobby Petrino, coach of the No. 8 Razorbacks, wants to keep the trend going. But, like Tressel, he’s not chalking up a win for Arkansas (10-2) just because of conference affiliation. “I don’t think any of that matters for this game,” Petrino said. “What you see in this game is a great football team from Ohio State that’s a tremendous challenge for us. What happened in other games, who we play throughout the year, you kind of put that behind you and just focus on going out and trying to win this game.” Ohio State has tried to keep looking forward. Yet it’s kind of hard when everybody keeps bringing up the past — especially that 0-9 postseason record against the SEC. “The past is what it is. There is nothing you can do about that. This year is a new year,” offensive lineman Bryant Browning said. “This game, I feel that we have a

veteran bunch and we are really ready to study hard and work hard so we can go out on the field and give it our best.” Besides, the Buckeyes have been fretting about bigger concerns than beating the SEC. Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and three other offensive starters will get to play in this game, but they’ve already been suspended for the first five games next season, the NCAA-imposed punishment for selling off memorabilia and receiving discounts on tattoos. Over the weekend, Pryor talked with the media for the first time since his punishment was announced, reiterating his vow to return to the Buckeyes for his senior season — even if he’ll miss nearly half the games — but stirring up another tempest when asked about critical comments by ESPN analyst and former Ohio State QB Kirk Herbstreit. “I don’t worry about what Kirk Herbstreit says, to tell you the truth,” Pryor said. “Did he beat Michigan?” The Buckeyes were 0-3-1 against their biggest rival during Herbstreit’s career. They’ve won all three meetings with Pryor as their quarterback. While Tressel would’ve preferred that Pryor keep his opinions to himself, he has no doubt that his quarterback’s heart is in the right place. “He’s really a perfectionist,” Tressel said. “When he doesn’t do as good as he could, it really bothers him. Whether it’s on a test in school or on a play during practice or something off the field, or maybe just in a casual conversation with someone, he’s got a really deep-seeded need to do OK.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” — After learning he is the son of Poseidon, a youth, Logan Lerman, must prevent a war among the gods and rescue his mother from Hades, king of the underworld./7 on HBO n SPORTS College football — The SEC will try to humble the Big Ten once again when Arkansas takes on Ohio State in the SugLogan Lerman ar Bowl in New Orleans./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Parenthood” — Crosby has difficulties teaching Jabbar to pick up after himself; Drew is caught drinking; Adam and Kristina get to know Alex over dinner; Joel and Julia talk to Sydney about death./9 on NBC

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 Dyan Cannon, actress, 74; Grace Bumbry, opera singer, 74; Kathy Forester, country singer, 56; Patty Loveless, country singer, 54; Michael Stipe, rock singer, 51; Dave Foley, actor, 48; Julia Ormond, actress, 46; Deana Carter, country singer, 45; Charlyne Yi, comedian-actress, 25.

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Neil’s DUI trial pushed back in Vegas Rocker Vince Neil’s trial on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges has been pushed back, thanks to a change in the judge in the case. The 49-year-old Motley Crue singer’s case will now be heard by a newly elected judge who is assigned to DUI trials. A Clark County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman said Monday that Neil will go before Justice of the Peace William Kephart on Jan. 26. His original court date was Thursday. Vince Neil has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Neil He is accused of driving while intoxicated and speeding at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone before he was stopped in his Lamborghini sports car by police on June 27 near the Las Vegas Strip.

Court date today for songwriter’s son An Academy Award-winning songwriter’s son is due to answer allegations that he killed his swimsuit designer girlfriend. She was found dead in a bathtub at a trendy New York hotel. Nicholas Brooks has a court date today in Manhattan. He’s been held without bail since his arrest in Sylvie Cachay’s Dec. 9 death. The 24-year-old Brooks was initially charged with attempted murder and strangulation. Court records show he has since been indicted on a murder charge. Brooks’ lawyer has said Cachay was “absolutely fine” when Brooks last saw her at the SoHo House. It’s an elite club and hotel. Medical examiners said the 33-year-old Cachay was strangled and drowned. Brooks’ father is “You Light Up My Life” writer Joseph Brooks.

Rapper surrenders on drug charges Rapper Waka Flocka Flame has turned himself in on drug and gun charges in Georgia. Henry County Jail records show that the rapper, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, surrendered to authorities Monday. His bond was listed at more than $31,000. He faces charges of possessing marijuana and a controlled substance, possessing a firearm by a convicted felon and possessing a firearm Waka Flocka Flame during a crime. The rapper also is charged with breaking the state’s anti-gang laws and violating probation for driving on a suspended license. Waka Flocka Flame was on probation for a charge of possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

Bieber says he sometimes has insomnia While many girls dream about Justin Bieber at night, the singing sensation is struggling to fall asleep. The 16-year-old tells Vanity Fair magazine that sometimes he suffers from insomnia. Bieber says his “mind races” at night and it happens because he begins to “think about all the things I didn’t have time to think about during the day — like family and God.” Bieber says he doesn’t always have time to think about these important things because “you just get caught up (in everything else) during the day.”

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’Forbidden Planet’ actress dies at 80 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” and later was a sexy private eye in “Honey West” on TV, has died at age 80. Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home, said Bill Guntle, a funeral director at McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary in Santa Barbara. Francis, who had surgery and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, died of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, said. Francis, a stunningly beautiful blonde with a prominent beauty mark, appeared opposite such stars as Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Robert Taylor and Glenn Ford in some of the most popular films of the 1950s. But “Forbidden Planet” and “Honey West” made her reputation. “Forbidden Planet” was hailed in Leonard Maltin’s “2006 Movie Guide” as “one of the most ambitious and intelligent films of its genre.” A science-fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” the 1956 film had Leslie Nielsen and other space travelers visiting a planet where expatriate scientist Walter Pidgeon, his daughter (Francis) and their helper, Robby the Robot, built a settlement. Before filming began, the actors held a meeting and agreed “to be as serious about this film as we could be,” Francis said in a 1999 interview. “We could have hammed it up, but we wanted to be as sincere as we could,” she

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Anne Francis with Robby the Robot in 2006 said. In “Honey West,” which aired from 1965 to 1966, Francis’ private detective character — who kept a pet ocelot, a wildcat — was a female James Bond: sexy, stylish and as good with martial arts as she was with a gun. She was nominated for an Emmy for the role, which lasted 30 episodes. “A lot of people speak to me about Honey West,” Francis recalled. “The character made young women think there was more they could

reach for. It encouraged a lot of people.” After a childhood career in New York radio and television and on the Broadway stage, Francis arrived in Hollywood when she landed a movie contract at MGM. She later went to 20th CenturyFox, then returned to MGM, and the two big studios afforded her the chance to act opposite the biggest male stars of the day. In “Blackboard Jungle,” the landmark 1955 film about an idealistic teacher (Ford) in a

violent city school, Francis played his pregnant wife who is targeted for harassment by one of his students. Among her other films were “Bad Day at Black Rock” with Tracy and Robert Ryan, “Rogue Cop” with Taylor, “The Rack” with Newman, “A Lion Is in the Streets” with James Cagney, and “Hook, Line and Sinker” opposite Jerry Lewis. When her movie career declined, Francis became active in television, appearing in dozens of series, including “Mission Impossible,” “The Virginian,” “My Three Sons,” “Ironside,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Golden Girls,” “Home Improvement” and “Nash Bridges.” Her name was Ann Marvak when she was born Sept. 16, 1930, in Ossining, N.Y. By age 5 she was working as a model, and by 11 she was appearing on daytime radio serials, winning the nickname the Little Queen of Soap Operas. She also had some small roles on Broadway. After her first MGM contract, during which she attended studio school with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Powell and Natalie Wood, she returned to New York. There, she took part in television’s Golden Age, acting in such acclaimed dramatic series as “Studio One” and “U.S. Steel Hour” before returning to Hollywood. Francis’ early marriage to actor Bam Price ended in divorce. In addition to Jane, Francis and her second husband, Robert Abeloff, had another daughter, Maggie, before divorcing. She also is survived by a grandson.

Fireworks likely cause of odd bird deaths BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — Celebratory fireworks likely sent thousands of discombobulated blackbirds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths in central Arkansas, scientists say. Still, officials acknowledge it’s unlikely they’ll ever pinpoint a cause with certainty. So for the small town of Beebe, Ark., where New Year’s revelers spent the holiday weekend cleaning up more than 3,000 dead red-winged blackbirds, The Mystery of Why the Birds Fell Out of the Sky remains unsolved. Some speculated Monday that a bout of bad weather was to blame. Others said one confused bird could have led the group in a fatal plunge. A few spooked schoolkids even guessed that the birds had committed mass suicide. “There was probably some physical reason, but I doubt anyone will ever know what it was,” said Thurman Booth, the state’s wildlife services director. The birds were the second mass wildlife death in Arkansas in recent days. Last week, about 83,000 dead and dying drum fish washed up along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River, about 100 miles west of Beebe. Wildlife officials say the fish deaths are not related to the dead birds, and that because mainly one species of fish was affected, it is likely they were stricken by an ill-

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A worker picks up a dead bird in Beebe, Ark. ness. Full test results could take up to a month. While officials examine bird carcasses for signs of disease and labs test the contents of their stomachs for toxins, the tale of the blackbirds’ tumble is quickly turning into the stuff of local legend. The blackbirds rained onto rooftops and sidewalks and into fields. One struck a woman walking her dog. Another hit a police cruiser. Some say an umbrella was one resident’s only protection from the falling birds. Birds were “littering the streets, the yards, the driveways, everywhere,” said Robby King, a county wildlife officer in Beebe, a community of 5,000 northeast of Little Rock. “It was hard to

drive down the street in some places without running over them.” A few stunned survivors stumbled around like drunken partiers. There was little light across the countryside at the time, save for the glimmer of fireworks and some lightning on the horizon. In the tumult, many birds probably lost their bearings. “The blackbirds were flying at rooftop level instead of treetop level” to avoid explosions above, said Karen Rowe, an ornithologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Blackbirds have poor eyesight, and they started colliding with things.” Shane Roberts said it sounded like hail pelting his

house. “I turn and look across my yard, and there’s all these lumps,” Roberts said. His 16-year-old daughter, Alex, spent Saturday morning picking them up with her bare hands. “Their legs are really squishy,” she said. For some people, the scene unfolding shortly before midnight evoked images of the apocalypse and cut short New Year’s celebrations. Many families phoned police instead of popping champagne. “I think the switchboard lit up pretty good,” said Beebe police Capt. Eddie Cullum. “For all the doomsdayers, that was definitely the end of the world.”

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A Florida man said he’s going to spend the next month living in a fenced enclosure with two African lions. James Jablon of Spring Hill hopes the stunt will raise money for his wildlife center, Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando. Jablon entered the lions’ den Saturday. He said he’s going to sleep on hay near the lions named Lea and Ed and eat when they eat. He says he’s also going to build a place to sleep and hide in the trees in the enclosure, in case the lions fight with each other. His adventure is being streamed live online through January 31. About 100 animals live at the center about 40 miles north of Tampa. It was started for native wildlife needing medical treatment, but Jablon said he’s now being asked to provide homes for exotic pets.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors are set to unveil their case against the man hired to look after Michael Jackson’s health during rehearsals for his comeback tour as a judge determines whether the doctor should stand trial in the superstar’s death. Jackson’s family and fans are expected to attend the hearing, which begins today with testimony from police, a coroner and medical experts

about their search to find what killed Jackson and whether Dr. Conrad Murray was responsible. In spite of Conrad an autopsy Murray report attributing his death to acute intoxication of a powerful anesthetic complicated by other sedatives, the circum-

stances of Jackson’s death are mysterious. Prosecutors have suggested that Murray’s lawyers will blame Jackson, claiming he might have injected himself with the fatal dose of propofol. But that issue is unlikely to arise until trial. The guardians of Jackson’s legacy will be watching as the hearing focuses on the star’s drug use.

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In-laws’ bad attitude tests limits of woman’s tolerance Dear Abby: How does one live peacefully and get along with one’s in-laws? I understand that everyone has different ideas, morals, etc., and I feel we should all try to respect one another’s differences. However, my in-laws make it extremely difficult to spend time with them. How does one eat at the same table with people who eat with their faces an inch from their plates and chew with their mouths open? How does one tolerate their complaining about everything and everyone? How does one coexist with people who think they’re perfect and the rest of the world is flawed? I thought about giving them an etiquette book as a gift, but my spouse told me not to waste the money. — Biting My Tongue in St. Paul, Minn. Dear Biting: An etiquette book would help only people

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who recognize they need to consult one. The way to deal with your in-laws is, first, to remember they did one thing right: They produced your husband. Because their table manners offend you, visit with them after mealtime whenever possible. If you can’t avoid it, keep your eyes on your own plate. When they complain, respond with something positive or tactfully redirect the conversation to another subject. When they present themselves as perfect, never disagree — and see them as infrequently as possible.

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Your desire for recognition is apt to be stronger than usual in the coming months, which is okay as long as you acknowledge all those who are trying their best as well. Don’t do anything at the expense of another. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although your financial trends look hopeful, if you get a bit extravagant you could negate any advantages that you might have realized. Don’t be your own worst enemy. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’re apt to have a nifty way of managing things, which makes things good for everybody concerned. Don’t let someone come in and disrupt your plans with selfish ideas. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Both your instincts and rational thinking will have good effects on what you undertake to do. Neither should be circumvented or ignored; each will have its virtues. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Once again you could find yourself in the company of someone you recently met but hardly know. However, these repeat meetings are likely to bring you both closer together. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do all that you can to work on a special project of yours, because Wednesday there will be other things that’ll be occupying your time. It might be a while before you can get back to your task. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — As long as you never promised to help and you’re not truly needed, give precedence to your project over that of another’s. Please yourself instead of being used by someone else. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Even if it isn’t of your making, you’ll gladly ride the tide of change as long as it doesn’t disturb your personal ocean. In fact, you can benefit from a change of course that takes you to new places. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — The best way to gain the cooperation of others is to look at the world from their perspective. By knowing their views, you’ll be able to make adjustments that benefit both you and them. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If possible, you should arrange your agenda so that you’re free to do things your way, which will make for a very productive day. When you have to stop and do for another, it’s likely to be far too disruptive. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even though it might be the middle of the week, some sort of social diversion could benefit you very much, such as having a quiet dinner with close friends with whom you can relax. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Projects that you leave dangling are likely to affect your feelings of self-worth, so don’t begin anything that you know in advance you won’t be able to finish. Work on lots of quick, short jobs. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Try to get in touch with some friends whom you may have unwittingly been neglecting lately. Even if your pals are unavailable, they would delight in getting a message from you.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Recently, I went to a dance and a very popular boy asked me to dance. All of my girlfriends were envious, and I was very pleased. I don’t know if it was the lights, the crowd or the heat, but all of a sudden, I felt smothered — like this guy was holding me too tight and too close. I went stiff and left the floor after the song ended. Later on in the evening, he asked me out, and he isn’t the type of guy one refuses. I said, “Yes, call me,” but now I really don’t think I care to go out with him. My friends keep telling me that this guy is too good of a “catch” to let go. What should I do when he calls? — Carly, Baltimore. Carly: Don’t be influenced by peer pressure. Since you don’t care to go out with this boy, when he calls, thank him for the invitation and politely say that you don’t want to go out with him. Don’t try to explain if he should ask you why you are not going out with him. Just say that you have decided not to go and end the conversation. Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and have been dating Randy for quite some time now. This makes my parents upset because Randy is 16. I’ve tried explaining that he treats me better than guys I’ve dated who are my age or older. It’s not like I’m “robbing the cradle.” I’ve never been lonely on a Friday evening. I like Randy very much and feel we can make something out of our relationship. If they would just get to know him better, they would discover that he’s a really nice and caring person. I’m torn between what my parents say and how I feel. What do you think? — Sherry, Irvine, Calif. Sherry: If the only reason your parents are upset is the fact that Randy is 16, then they should re-evaluate their priorities for assessing the merits and qualities possessed by the boys you are dating. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years, “Bobby,” is still technically married to — and living with — his wife and child. He says he “has” to stay there because his son has learning difficulties and needs his support. Bobby wants to wait until his son is older and more stable. His wife is a shrew who is just there as a roommate. She knows all about our affair, but she wants to stay married. She says she still loves Bobby even though he no longer loves her. This triangle is stressful for me and Bobby. Don’t you think his wife should wake up and smell the coffee? Bobby and I want to get on with our life together without all of this baggage constantly interfering with our plans. What should we do? — His True Love Dear True Love: The person who should be smelling the

coffee isn’t Bobby’s wife — it’s you. You have invested two years of your life in a man who is as married as one can get. Bobby isn’t going anywhere, and the sooner you accept that fact the sooner you can find an eligible man with whom to spend your life. This may seem hard to accept, but if you don’t believe me, just give your “true love” an ultimatum. Dear Abby: Does a woman consider a man’s invitation to lunch as the next thing to his asking her to sleep with him? And what do others think about this invitation if the female mentions it to her husband or friends? One etiquette book said, in effect, “If the lunch is not about business, it’s about sex.” Pretty severe, I think. I asked a female co-worker to lunch for purely social reasons, but I have gotten reactions of derision from others

Rare disorder Devic’s disease has limited treatment options Dear Dr. Gott: About a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with NMO, or Devic’s disease. I have a mild case so far. It started with shingles and morphed into the NMO. My left side is numb, with my left hand hypersensitive. The right side of my neck is what bothers me. I cannot get it, my hips and shoulders to stop aching. The treatment for NMO is steroids, and I am also on Imuran. There isn’t much information on NMO/Devic’s. Do you have any idea how to treat this kind of pain? Any natural pain alleviations? Dear Reader: Devic’s disease, also known as neuromyelitis optica, is an unusual form of multiple sclerosis. The immune system attacks the optic nerve and the spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid in NMO sufferers is different from those with typical MS because of its large number of white blood cells and other factors. This is beneficial during the diagnosis process in differentiating the two disorders. Symptoms can include numbness, weakness, loss of vision and bladder and/or bowel problems. No cure is available, and treatment is somewhat limited; however, research is ongoing. Currently, steroids and plasma exchange are the best options. For some patients, the regular use of steroids may be necessary, and relapse may occur when the steroids are tapered off and discontinued. For those not helped by steroids, plasma exchange may be considered. Imuran (azathioprine) and mitoxantrone (Novantrone) may also be helpful. Standard MS therapies have not been proved to be as effective in NMO. You may benefit from practicing relaxation and breathing techniques, yoga, tai chi, water aerobics and other gentle, stretching exercises. Perhaps acupuncture or acupressure may be beneficial. Be sure to speak with your doctor about this before undergoing any exercise or alternative therapy. This is important because, in some cases, certain activities can cause more harm. If you experience improvement, your physician should also be aware because changes in dosages and medications may be appropriate. D e a r D r. G o t t : S ev eral months ago, I saved a column about a boy who seemed intent on destroying family relations. Surprisingly, you replied with a diagnostic name — a combination of letters like CDD or something. I would love to do more research on this, but I have lost the article. Can you please help me? Dear Reader: I believe the mother of a boy with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) sent in the article to which you refer. I cannot take credit for making a

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diagnosis because she provided it, but I was looking for more answers about what to do to help her son and the rest of the family. If you think your child may have the disorder, speak with his or her pediatrician about getting a referral to a child psychiatrist, who can evaluate the situation and determine whether there is a behavioral/psychological cause.

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

about it. Can’t a man ask a female to lunch without some sort of negative social reaction? — Let’s Do Lunch, Missoula, Mont. Dear Let’s Do Lunch: In my book he can. And many do. To ask someone to lunch in the bright sunlight of high noon in a casual restaurant is hardly what I’d call a proposition. And I’ve never seen an eti-

quette book that implied that it is. It appears the “others” you have been telling have dirty minds and enjoy razzing you.

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


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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on July 27, 2005, Diane Warfield w executed a promissory note payable to the order of First Horizon Home Loan Corporation; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 â&#x20AC;˘ P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. promissory note was secured by a Deed of Trust SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S dated July 27, 2005, NOTICE OF SALE executed by Diane Warfield SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S WHEREAS, on April 16, 1998, Mark E. Segers and and Michael Warfield and NOTICE OF SALE Sandra Segers, as Joint WHEREAS, on April 22, being recorded in Book Tenants, executed a certain 1999, Lee Anthony Erves 1563, at Page 567, of the deed of trust to Greg executed a certain deed of records of the Chancery Fontenot, Trustee for the trust to Emmett James Clerk of Warren County, benefit of United Companies House and Bill R. Mississippi; and which Lending Corporation, which McLaughlin, Trustee for the aforesaid Instrument deed of trust is of record in benefit of Union Planters Place your classified line ad at Line Ads: the office of the Chancery conveys to JerryClassified Baker, Bank, National Association Ads to appearwhich Deadline Clerk of Warren County, http://www.vicksburgpost.com deed of trust is of Trustee and to First Horizon Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28 State of Mississippi in Book in the office of the Home Loan Corporation, as Mondayrecord 2 p.m., 1123 at Page 349; and Chancery ClerkFriday of Warren Beneficiary, hereinafter Ads to Deadline WHEREAS, said appear Deed of Classifiedtheline ads are charged according to the State of Mississippi described property; and TuesdayCounty, 5 p.m., Trust was subsequently in Book 1169 atFriday Page 771; Monday 5 p.m., Thursday number of lines. WHEREAS, said Deed of For complete pricing In the event of errors, please call the very first day assigned to LaSalle Bank and WednesdayWHEREAS, 5 p.m.,Regions Monday Trust was assigned to HSBC National Association as information contact a Classified Sales Bank Tuesday 3 p.m., Friday your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be Trustee for certificateholders Bank USA, National Mortgage Representative today at 601-636-SELL. responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Thursdayd/b/a 5Regions p.m., Tuesday Wednesday 3 p.m., Monday of EMC Mortgage Loan Trust successor by merger to Association, as Trustee 2005-A, Mortgage Loan Planters Bank, N.A. Nomura Home Equity Loan, Thursday 3 p.m., Tuesday FridayUnion 5 one p.m., Wednesday cancelled before expiration date ordered are Pass-Through Certificates, being and the same as Inc. Ads Asset-Backed Series 2005-A by instrument Union Planters Bank, charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Friday 3 p.m., Wednesday Certificates, Series SaturdayNational 11 a.m., Thursday dated July 17, 2008 and Association has No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. 2006-HE1, by an recorded in BookSaturday 1482 at heretofore substituted J. 11 a.m., Thursday SundayGary11 a.m., Assignment filed of record on The Vicksburg Post classified department is the Page 356 of the aforesaid Massey as Thursday Trustee by Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday December 1, 2010, Chancery Clerk's office; and instrument dated August 13, sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. eandy r w WHEREAS, Bank of 2009 and recorded in the recorded in Book 1516, at America, National aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Page 448, in the office of the Association as successor by Office in Book 1498 at Page SEALED BIDS for furnishing Clerk of the Chancery Court merger to LaSalle Bank 823 and re-recorded in Book Sewer Pipe and Castings; of Warren County, 02. Public Service 06. Lost & Found 07. Help Wanted National Association as 1516 at Page 768; and Concrete; Storm Sewer Pipe; Mississippi; and Trustee for certificateholders WHEREAS, default having Asphalt will be received in WHEREAS, HSBC Bank of EMC Mortgage Loan Trust the office of the City Clerk of been made in the terms and ENGLISH SPRINGER HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2 DOGS FOUND 2005-A, Mortgage Loan USA, National Association, SEALED BIDS to sale to conditions of said deed of SPANIEL mix puppies. Free the City of Vicksburg, MECHANIC Leading edge Found on Fort Hill Drive Pass-Through Certificates, as Trustee Nomura Home the highest bidder for a 1986 trust and the entire debt to good home. Ready to go! Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock aviation, Greenville, MS ExFemale Boxer, Male secured thereby having been Series 2005-A has 601-636-7862. Equity Loan, Inc. IHC Jet Fuel Truck will be a.m., Tuesday, January 18, cellent career opportunity in Miniature Doberman heretofore substituted J. declared to be due and 2011. They will be publicly Asset-Backed Certificates, Diesel/ Fuel engine repair received in the office of the Pincher/ Chihuahua, have Gary Massey as Trustee by KEEP UP WITH all the lopayable in accordance with and overhaul. Minimum 2 opened and read aloud by Series 2006-HE1, having City Clerk of the City of been brought to Vicksburg cal news and sales...Subinstrument dated November the terms of said deed of years experience, hydraulic the Mayor and Aldermen of executed a Substitution of Warren Humane Society. Vicksburg, Mississippi until scribe to The Vicksburg 24, 2010 and recorded in the trust, Regions Bank d/b/a and electrical a plus. Must the City of Vicksburg in a Post TODAY!! Call 601Trustee to substitute Floyd 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Regions Mortgage, the legal have outstanding work ethic Regular Board Meeting at FOUND LARGE BREED Office in Book 1516 at Page Healy as trustee in the place 636-4545, Circulation. January 18, 2011. They will holder of said indebtedness, positive attitude and great 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, neutered male, Australian 514; and having requested the and stead of Jerry Baker, the references. Pay DOE Email be publicly opened and read January 18, 2011. Shepherd. 61 South/ WHEREAS, default having undersigned Substituted resume to jobs@leascorp.same having been recorded Bidders are cautioned that aloud by the Mayor and Grange Hall Road. Taken been made in the terms and com Fax 714-556-4023 or Trustee to execute the trust the City Clerk does not to The Vicksburg Humane in Book 1516, at Page 449, Aldermen of the City of conditions of said deed of Call 714-556-0576. Relocaand sell said land and Society. Call to identify. receive the daily U.S. Mail on of the records of the Vicksburg in a Regular tion Assistance Available. trust and the entire debt property in accordance with 601-636-6631. or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will Chancery Clerk of Warren ATTEND COLLEGE ONBoard Meeting at 10:00 secured thereby having been be time-stamped upon the terms of said deed of LINE from home. *Medical, County, Mississippi; and declared to be due and o'clock a.m., Tuesday, trust and for the purpose of receipt according to City     *Business, *Paralegal, *Alpayable in accordance with WHEREAS, default having raising the sums due January 18, 2011. Clerk's time clock.   lied Health. Job placement the terms of said deed of thereunder, together with occurred under the terms Bidders are cautioned that Specifications and   assistance. Computer availtrust, Bank of America, attorney's fees, trustee's fees and conditions of said instructions for bidding are the City Clerk does not able. Financial aid if quali

National Association as and expense of sale. on file in the office of the City promissory note and Deed of fied. SCHEV certified. Call receive the daily U.S. Mail    successor by merger to NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 888-210-5162. Trust and the holder having on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids !! " LaSalle Bank National Gary Massey, Substituted 1401 Walnut Street, www.Centura.us.com declared the entire balance # $%&'$($' will be time-stamped upon Association as Trustee for Trustee in said deed of trust, corner Crawford and Walnut FREE TO GOOD home. )*)* due and payable; and receipt according to City certificateholders of EMC will on January 25, 2011 Streets, Vicksburg, Young yellow Labrador/ Center For #   Mortgage Loan Trust WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, offer for sale at public outcry Clerk's time clock. Mississippi. Golden Retriever. Cute Pregnancy Choices   ' 2005-A, Mortgage Loan and sell within legal hours Substituted Trustee in said Specifications and The Mayor and Aldermen of ridge of hair on nose, doe + " Pass-Through Certificates, Free Pregnancy Tests (being between the hours of Deed of Trust will on the 5th the City of Vicksburg instructions for bidding are shaped eyes, sweet dispo(non-medical facility) Series 2005-A, the legal a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at sition. Call 601-738-0650, reserve the right to reject day of January, 2011, on file in the office of the City 11:00 holder of said indebtedness, ¡ Education on All the West Door of the County 601-738-0649. LOOKING TO HIRE Exany and all bids and to waive between the hours of 11:00 Clerk, second floor, City Hall, Courthouse of Warren having requested the Options perienced Servers, cooks informalities. a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for 1401 Walnut Street, corner undersigned Substituted LOST A DOG? County, located at ¡ Confidential Counand bartenders. Apply at /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. sale and will sell at public Found a cat? Let The Crawford and Walnut Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Trustee to execute the trust Garfields Monday- Friday seling Walter W. Osborne, Jr., Vicksburg Post help! and sell said land and outcry to the highest bidder highest and best bidder for 2pm- 4pm. 601-634-0006. Streets, Vicksburg, City Clerk Call 601-638-2778 Run a FREE 3 day ad! property in accordance with cash the following described for cash at the West steps of Mississippi Publish: 12/28, 1/4(2t) for appt 601-636-SELL or e-mail PART TIME SECREthe terms of said deed of property situated in Warren the Warren County Cash Cashier's check, www.vicksburgpregnanclassifieds@vicksburg TARY needed. $8 /hour. trust and for the purpose of County, State of Mississippi, Courthouse, located at 1009 certified check must NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED post.com cy.com Call 601-636-1477. raising the sums due to-wit: Cherry Street, in Vicksburg, accompany same. TRUSTEE'S SALE thereunder, together with PARCEL ONE: All of Lot LOST! PROCESS MEDICAL Mississippi, the following The Mayor and Aldermen of STATE OF MISSISSIPPI attorney's fees, trustee's fees Nine (9) of Block A of Lake ENDING HOMELESSCLAIMS from home! Use GREEN AND WHITE described property located and expense of sale. the City of Vicksburg Hill Park Subdivision, a plat COUNTY OF WARREN NESS. WOMEN with chil- bank envelope containing your own NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. and situated in Warren reserve the right to reject any of record in Deed Book 116 dren or without are you in money. If found, PLEASE WHEREAS, on July 27, computer! Find out how Gary Massey, Substituted at Page 251 of the Warren County, Mississippi, to wit: need of shelter? Mountain call 601-631-0237, leave and all bids and to waive 2005, Diane Warfield to spot a medical billing Trustee in said deed of trust, County Land Records. of Faith Ministries/ WomAll of Lot 59 in Block A of scam from The Federal informalities. executed a promissory note message and number. will on January 18, 2011 ofPARCEL TWO: Part of Lot en's Restoration Shelter. Trade Commission. Marion Park Subdivision, /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. payable to the order of First fer for sale at public outcry Certain restrictions apply, 33 of the D.R.W. Company's 1-877-FTC-HELP. Part 4, as shown by map or LOST! Walter W. Osborne, Jr., Horizon Home Loan and sell within legal hours 601-661-8990. Life coachWoodland Hills Addition, a A message from The plat record in Plat Book 1 at ing available by appoint- BLACK AND TRI female City Clerk Corporation; and (being between the hours of plat of which is recorded in Vicksburg Post and The Page 37 of the land records ment. 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at WHEREAS, the aforesaid Publish: 12/28, 1/4(2t) Book 116 at Page 180 of the FTC. Australian Shepherd the West Door of the County promissory note was of Warren County, Land Records of Warren wearing blue collar. Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi; to get to Mississippi. secured by a Deed of Trust Is the one you TO BUY OR SELL SEALED BIDS for furnishing the Point of Beginning, County, located at Fisher Ferry Road area. Indexing Instructions: Lot love Vicksburg Convention Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the dated July 27, 2005, commence at the Northeast 601-831-4758. 59, Block A, Marion Park executed by Diane Warfield highest and best bidder for corner of Lot 33 of the hurting you? Center Concrete Floor Subdivision, Part 4, Warren cash the following described and Michael Warfield and Woodland Hills Addition, run Polishing with a Two (2) Call Classified Advertising County, Mississippi. being recorded in Book property situated in Warren thence South 17 degrees 22 really brings big results! Color Process will be Haven House Family CALL 601-636-7535 More commonly known as: County, State of Mississippi, minutes East along the West 1563, at Page 567, of the received in the office of the Shelter 502 Longview, Vicksburg, line of Lot #11 and Lot #10 of to-wit: records of the Chancery City Clerk of the City of All of Lot 47, Hamilton Part A, Lake Hill Park $10 START UP KIT Mississippi 39180 601-638-0555 or Clerk of Warren County, 07. Help Wanted Heights Subdivision, Part 3, Vicksburg, Mississippi until Subdivision 307.75 feet to Subject to the rights of way 1-800-898-0860 Mississippi; and which a plat of which is recorded in the Southwest corner of Lot 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, and easement for public Services available to aforesaid Instrument Plat Book 1, at Page 76 of 10 and Northwest corner of January 18, 2011. They will roads and public utilities, and women & children who are 9 of said Part A, Lake Hill the Land Records of Warren conveys to Jerry Baker, â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? be publicly opened and read Lot victims of to any prior conveyance or Trustee and to First Horizon County, Mississippi. Park Subdivision, which Truck Driver Training domestic violence and/or aloud by the Mayor and reservation of mineral of I WILL CONVEY only such point is the Point of BeginHome Loan Corporation, as With a Difference homeless: Shelter, counAldermen of the City of every kind and character, ning of the parcel herein con- title as vested in me as Beneficiary, the hereinafter Job Placement Asst. seling, group support. Substituted Trustee. veyed; run thence South 17 Vicksburg in a Regular including but not limited to Day, Night & Refresher â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your described property; and (Counseling available by WITNESS MY SIGNATURE degrees 22 minutes East Classes Board Meeting at 10:00 oil, gas, sand and gravel in bad credit- 100% guaranWHEREAS, said Deed of appt.) on this 20th day of along the West side of Lot #8 teed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Get on the Road NOW! o'clock a.m., Tuesday, Trust was assigned to HSBC or under subject property. December, 2010. of Part A, Lake Hill Park Commission says the only Call 1-888-430-4223 As the undersigned January 18, 2011. Bank USA, National J. Gary Massey Subdivision 95 feet to a legitimate credit repair Runaway MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 Substituted Trustee, I will Bidders are cautioned that Association, as Trustee SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE point; run thence North 87 starts and ends with you. It Are you 12 to 17? convey only such title as is the City Clerk does not Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. degrees 30 minutes West Nomura Home Equity Loan, Alone? Scared? AUTO SERVICE FACILI- takes time and a conscious 1910 Lakeland Drive vested in me under said to pay your debts. 107.5 feet to a point; run receive the daily U.S. Mail Inc. Asset-Backed Call 601-634-0640 any- TY has opening for me- effort Suite B thence North 17 degrees 22 Deed of Trust. on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids Certificates, Series chanically inclined, comput- Any company that claims to time or 1-800-793-8266 be able to fix your credit Jackson, MS 39216 seconds West 52.5 feet to a This 10th day of December, er literate, customer friendly will be time-stamped upon 2006-HE1, by an We can help! (601)981-9299 point which marks the individual. Competitive pay, legally is lying. Learn about 2010. One child, receipt according to City Assignment filed of record on 210 Azalea Lane Southwest corner of the 5 day work week, 7:30am- managing credit and debt at Prepared by: Floyd Healy one day at a time. December 1, 2010, and Clerk's time clock. Vicksburg, MS 39180 parcel conveyed to Arthur L. 5pm. Send resume to: Dept. ftc.gov/credit Floyd Healy A message from The 10-001593DT recorded in Book 1516, at Specifications and Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Lou 3744, The Vicksburg Post, Substituted Trustee Publish: 12/28, 1/4, 1/11(3t) M. Gilmore, husband and Page 448, in the office of the P.O. Box 821668, Vicks- Vicksburg Post and the instructions for bidding are Classifieds Really Work! FTC. 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 burg, MS 39182. Clerk of the Chancery Court on file in the office of the City wife; run thence North 71 52 minutes East /s/ Floyd Healy SEALED BIDS for furnishing of Warren County, Clerk, second floor, City Hall, degrees along the South line of the Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 Sewer Pipe and Castings; Mississippi; and 1401 Walnut Street, corner parcel conveyed to Arthur L Publish: 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, Concrete; Storm Sewer Pipe; WHEREAS, HSBC Bank Crawford and Walnut Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Asphalt will be received in 1/4(4t) USA, National Association, Lou M. Gilmore 100 feet, Streets, Vicksburg, the office of the City Clerk of as Trustee Nomura Home more or less, to the Point Mississippi. the City of Vicksburg, of Beginning. Equity Loan, Inc. A performance bond and a Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock I WILL CONVEY only such Asset-Backed Certificates, a.m., Tuesday, January 18, payment bond, each in the title as vested in me as Series 2006-HE1, having 2011. They will be publicly amount of 100 percent of the Substituted Trustee. opened and read aloud by executed a Substitution of contract, issued by a Surety WITNESS MY SIGNATURE the Mayor and Aldermen of Trustee to substitute Floyd on this 28th day of Company licensed to Your color messages the City of Vicksburg in a Healy as trustee in the place December, 2010. operate in the State of Regular Board Meeting at and stead of Jerry Baker, the J. Gary Massey will print in the 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, Mississippi will be required SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE same having been recorded January 18, 2011. by the successful bidder. Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. in Book 1516, at Page 449, Classified Section of Bidders are cautioned that The Mayor and Aldermen of 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B the City Clerk does not of the records of the the City of Vicksburg Jackson, MS 39216 The Vicksburg Post receive the daily U.S. Mail on Chancery Clerk of Warren reserve the right to reject any (601)981-9299 or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will County, Mississippi; and 217 Buena Vista Vicksburg, and all bids and to waive be time-stamped upon WHEREAS, default having MS 39180 receipt according to City informalities. occurred under the terms 09-103116DM Clerk's time clock. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Publish: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18(3t) and conditions of said Specifications and Walter W. Osborne, Jr., promissory note and Deed of instructions for bidding are City Clerk on file in the office of the City Trust and the holder having Publish: 12/28, 1/4(2t) Clerk, second floor, City Hall, declared the entire balance stay-at-home due and payable; and Teachers, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S 1401 Walnut Street, NOTICE OF SALE corner Crawford and students, Walnut college parents, WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S WHEREAS, on April 16, Streets, Vicksburg, Substituted Trustee in said NOTICE OF SALE nurses. . . theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all 1998, Mark E. Segers and Mississippi. Deed of Trust will on the 5th WHEREAS, on April 22, Sandra Segers, as Joint The Mayor andthe Aldermen of delivering newspaper 1999, Lee Anthony Erves day of January, 2011, Tenants, executed a certain the City of Vicksburg executed a certain deed of in their deed of trust to Greg reserve thespare right totime rejectand between the hours of 11:00 trust to Emmett James Fontenot, Trustee for the any and all extra bids and to waive a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for earning income! House and Bill R. benefit of United Companies informalities. and will sell at public McLaughlin, Trustee for the Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great sale Lending Corporation, which /s/ Walter W. Osborne,aJr. outcry to the highest bidder benefit of Union Planters deed of trust is of record in Walter W. earn Osborne, Jr.,cash. for cash at the West steps of way to extra Bank, National Association the office of the Chancery City Clerk the Warren County which deed of trust is of Clerk of Warren County, Publish: 12/28, 1/4(2t) record in the office of the Courthouse, located at 1009 State of Mississippi in Book Chancery Clerk of Warren 1123 at Page 349; and Cherry Street, in Vicksburg, County, State of Mississippi WHEREAS, said Deed of Mississippi, the following To join in Book 1169 at Page 771; Trust was subsequently property located and The Vicksburg Post described assigned to LaSalle Bank and situated in Warren WHEREAS, Regions Bank National Association as newspaper team County, Mississippi, to wit: d/b/a Regions Mortgage Trustee for certificateholders successor by merger to All of Lot 59 in Block A of you must be of EMC Mortgage Loan Trust Union Planters Bank, N.A. Marion Park Subdivision, 2005-A, Mortgage Loan dependable, have being one and the same as Pass-Through Certificates, Part 4, as shown by map or Union Planters Bank, insurance, reliable plat record in Plat Book 1 at Series 2005-A by instrument National Association has dated July 17, 2008 and transportation, and Page 37 of the land records heretofore substituted J. recorded in Book 1482 at Warren County, Gary Massey as Trustee by be available to deliver of Page 356 of the aforesaid Mississippi. instrument dated August 13, Chancery Clerk's office; and afternoons Monday - Indexing Instructions: Lot 2009 and recorded in the WHEREAS, Bank of aforesaid Chancery Clerk's 59, Block A, Marion Park Friday and early America, National Office in Book 1498 at Page 1601-F North Frontage Road â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg, MS 39180 Association as successor by Subdivision, Part 4, Warren mornings Saturday 823 and re-recorded in Book merger to LaSalle Bank County, Mississippi. 601-636-4545 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-SELL (7355) 1516 at Page 768; and National Association as and Sunday. More commonly known as: WHEREAS, default having Trustee for certificateholders 502 Longview, Vicksburg, been made in the terms and of EMC Mortgage Loan Trust Mississippi 39180 conditions of said deed of 2005-A, Mortgage Loan Subject to the rights of way trust and the entire debt Pass-Through Certificates, secured thereby having been Series 2005-A has and easement for public declared to be due and heretofore substituted J. roads and public utilities, and payable in accordance with Gary Massey as Trustee by to any prior conveyance or

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale CLAW FOOT TUB. 70 x 30 inches. 80 years old, $700. 601-638-5699. OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002.

14. Pets & Livestock 2 BEAUTIFUL JACKIEBichon puppies, 10 weeks old, vet checked. Raised under foot. 601-638-6978.

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

Highway 61 South

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15. Auction LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441.

30 puppies& dogs 39 cats & kittens available for adoption.

Call the Shelter for more information.

Please adopt today! www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

PURE BREED MALE Beagle puppy. Wormed, 8 weeks old. 601-638-3203.

Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. 24. Business Services

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 3508 South Washington Street

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE! A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

24. Business Services

SCAG WILDCAT. 1 owner, 25 horse power, 52 inch cut, only 681 hours. Excellent condition. $4000. 601218-4317.

24. Business Services River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

27. Rooms For Rent

SET OF FOUR Goodyear tires and rims LT27565R18 Fits Ford F-150 $600, 2005 and 1999 Ford F-150 hood $100 each or best offer. 601529-1803.

1 BEDROOM AND BATH. Part-time household duties and other light responsibilities in lieu of rent. Call 601-278-3403.

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

28. Furnished Apartments

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

$700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

WHIRLPOOL WASHER AND Dryer, $250 or best offer. 601-529-7934.

SOLD!

19. Garage & Yard Sales What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

Classifieds Really Work!

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. Plus 3 bedroom duplex- $450, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

Make us your HOME, We make Life EASY! We have it ALL! Paid cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask about our SPECIAL! Call NOW!! 601-415-8735

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

601-636-SELL

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

One Month FREE rent!

634 DEER CREEK Road. 2 bedroom, 2 bath in Redwood. $325 monthly. 601636-0015, 601-456-1643.

Call for Details

601-638-0102

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2008 16X80 CLAYTON, $28,000. Eat off the floors clean! 601-572-5300, 601750-5069.

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Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 • Lawn MobileCare Home Services Magnolia Mobile Home Parts 601-634-6579 • Skirting • Set up Supplies • Tubs, Faucets • Vinyl Siding • Carpet, Tile • Roof Sealant • Air Conditioners • Doors & Windows “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it.”

• Dirt Works CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION State board of contractors approved and bonded. 601-638-9233. Fill dirt for erosion purposes, clay gravel, 610, back fill sand. FREE estimates on demolition, driveway work, replacement of old broken driveway and add- ons. Lot clearing, dozer track hoe work.

CLASSIFIEDS 601-636-SELL (7355)

• Printing

• Signs

Big River Realty Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

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34. Houses For Sale

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

3719 PARKVIEW: Move in ready. Attractive 2 bedroom home. Central heat/ air. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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Commodore Apartments

Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601.630.8209

601-638-2231 Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

NICE 2 BEDROOM Apartment. Good view of river. $330 monthly. Call 601-638-5832. 601-8310975.

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DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

36. Farms & Acreage HORSES! 30+ ACRES 7 stalls, apartment, lake, Bolton-Edwards on I-20. $850. 601-618-2727

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

310.46 acres Freetown Road, Bovina area. Rolling pasture, beautiful house site. $55,000. 321.52 acres China Grove. Wooded, $85,000. 3Financing available3 May and Campbell Land Company. 601-634-8255.

37. Recreational Vehicles 2002 HONDA XR 50 Dirt bike Youth/ Kids, 4 stroke $600. 601-529-7934.

601-636-6490

40. Cars & Trucks Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869

Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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28X60 MOBILE OFFICES, Classrooms, portable church and other uses. 601-2185656, 601-218-2582.

TAKING APPLICATIONS ON 1, 2 and 3 bedroom. $200 deposit on each. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

34. Houses For Sale

3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATH, very private location, $675 monthly plus deposit. Serious inquiries. 601-415-0784.

CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North New Year’s Special

COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

1990 TOYOTA CELICA 2.2 engine.$350. 1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 cylinder engine, automatic transmission $350 motor $350. 601-634-8640. 2005 BLACK MAXIMA, Sunroof, Very Clean. $10,900 Includes Warran2010 DODGE 601-636CHALty. 601-630-5727, LENGER- Brand 2458. New! -250 miles, V-6, $20,000 1998 Ford Windstar Van Clean, one owner, $3,500. 601-638-1752. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

CHRISTMAS SALE-A-THON! 98 Malibu - $728 Down 01 Cavalier - $728 Down 03 Alero - $879 Down 00 Explorer - $879 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 Garyscfl.com

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FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

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

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

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • New Year 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Move-In Beautiful River Views • Special! Senior Discounts •

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

601-630-2921

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