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County official seeks OK for late property assessments By Danny Barrett Jr.


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Warren County has asked the state for more time to assess the taxable value of homes, businesses and farmland and file complete land rolls with the Board of Supervisors, despite no language in state law to accommodate the request, according to the

Mississippi Department of Revenue. The agency is “in conversation” with Tax Assessor Angela Brown to Angela extend the Brown process past the first Monday in July, said

Kathy Waterbury, director of communications for DOR, adding the law “does not allow for an extension of time.” Assessors in Mississippi “shall complete the assessment of both real and personal property and file the roll or rolls with the clerk of the board of supervisors on or before the first Monday

in July of each year,” the law states. The law calls for Boards of Supervisors in the state to meet on that Monday to start equalizing the rolls, usually over several days, then make tax rolls available for people to view. From there, property owners have 30 days to formally object to listed appraisals. Supervisors may

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DEATHS • Lela Faye Bland • Dorothy Mae Hall • David Joe Nelson • Margaret Gray Ramsey


TODAY IN HISTORY 1412: Tradition holds that Joan of Arc is born this day. 1759: George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis are married in New Kent County, Va. 1838: Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail give the first successful public demonstration of their telegraph, in Morristown, N.J. 1982: Truck driver William G. Bonin is convicted in Los Angeles of 10 of the “Freeway Killer” slayings of young men and boys. (Bonin was later convicted of four other killings; he was executed in 1996.) 1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Detroit’s Cobo Arena; four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, went to prison for their roles in the attack.

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Georgia Lynn, president of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, pauses to allow an emaciated Great Dane to drink water.

20 dogs, cats rescued by humane society, deputies By John Surratt Twenty dogs and cats that officials said had been neglected to near starvation were picked up from two homes Thursday, and owners might face criminal charges. Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society workers and Warren County sheriff’s deputies collected animals from homes at 820 Possum Hollow Road and 610 Martin St. Humane society director Georgia Lynn said the seizures were the third and fourth in five weeks. She said two horses were seized Dec. 12, and a starving Doberman Pinscher was taken Dec. 19. The action was carried out under a state law that allows authorities to seize animals after an investigation indicates they may have been cruelly treated or neglected. Lynn said misdemeanor criminal

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JACKSON — Seven of Mississippi’s eight statewide elected officials began their four-year terms Thursday, and Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is preparing to take his oath on Tuesday. New Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves of Flowood said in a brief inaugural speech that he wants to strengthen schools, cut government spending and encourage businesspeople to create jobs. “We will start by improving the VOLUME 130 NUMBER 6 2 SECTIONS

Two puppies found on Possum Hollow Road are caged, awaiting a move to a veterinary office. charges for confining an animal without food or water may also be pending in the dog seizures. “We get complaints during the year,” she said. “We go out and take pictures of the animals, present them to justice court, and the judge issues the order to take the animals. We need to get the

animals to a vet to determine whether the animal’s condition is caused by disease or neglect. The court order allows us to get the animal and take it to a vet for an examination.” If abuse is found, she said, the veterinarian testifies as an expert witness at the criminal hearing in justice court. Animal owners have five days to contest in justice court. If the seizures are not contested, the animals are turned over to the humane society. If the seizures are contested, Lynn said, the animal owners have three days to post a bond of $300 to $500, and a hearing is set within 14 days. She said the horse seizure was contested in justice court and had been continued until Jan. 19. “The bond goes for the care of the animals,” she said. See Dogs, Page A2.

The 2011 revenue from tax collected on lodging and food and beverages for the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau was up 9.2 percent from 2010, members of the VCVB’s Board of Directors learned Thursday. “This was our best year collectionwise,” said VCVB executive director Bill Seratt, adding that the revenue totaled $1.04 million for fiscal 2011, which ended Dec. 31. Tax collections for 2010 totaled $948,898. The VCVB is funded by a 1 percent tax levied on area hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays, as well as purchases at bars and restaurants in Vicksburg. Tax revenues reached $1.16 million in 2008, and produced $964,500 in 2009. Seratt said the collections include See Tax, Page A7.

Chick-fil-A planned for Halls Ferry Road By Danny Barrett Jr. Construction will begin in August on a Chick-fil-A restaurant off Halls Ferry Road, company officials said today. No contractor has been hired, but a building permit application is expected once one is in place, building and inspections director Victor Gray-Lewis said. Company officials said, however, the outlet that specializes in chicken filets and sandwiches should be open for business a year from now. For years, talk has circulated across Vicksburg that the popular fast-food restaurant was coming to the city. It would be the 23rd Chick-fil-A location in Mississippi. Locations nearest Vicksburg are in Clinton, Flowood and Monroe. See Chick-fil-A, Page A7.

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accept whatever appraisal the assessor has calculated or review it based on a taxpayer’s objection. Brown hired three employees last week to coordinate homestead filings and process property appraisal figures after all office staff except for Brown retired, quit or were fired since her

education attainment level of our students. We have to make sure that we’re providing access to a quality education for all of our people — black, white, rich and poor,” said Reeves, who just completed two terms as treasurer. “We have to improve the early education curriculum to get children off to the best start possible. We have to put college within reach of every child who needs it.” The new slate of officials, elected Nov. 8, includes a rarity for MisSee Oaths, Page A7.

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State officials waiting to be inaugurated Thursday are, from left, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a Vicksburg native; Attorney General Jim Hood; Treasurer Lynn Fitch; Auditor Stacey Pickering; Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith; and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, a Vicksburg resident.


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Louisiana aims to track oyster boats BATON ROUGE — The state wants to track oyster boats. On Thursday, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed setting up a vessel monitoring system for all boats on 1.6 million acres of public seed grounds. The commission says the technology — the first of its kind in the Gulf of Mexico region — would help officials know what areas are being harvested. More than 700 oyster vessel permits are issued a year. The units would be provided at no cost. The public can comment on the plan until Feb. 3.

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West Monroe man fined for eagle death

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Rhonda Day finishes off the letter L in “Klondyke” while painting a new sign that will read “Klondyke Trading Post 1896” on the front of her establishment Thursday. Day and her husband, David, have been the owners of the Klondyke for six years.

Car found hours after being stolen in city A vehicle reported stolen Thursday morning was recovered by Vicksburg police hours later, Capt. Bobby Stewart said. The 2005 Nissan Murano was found undamaged at 8:06 p.m. at the Ridge Apartments, 420 Lake Hill Drive, said Stewart. It had been reported stolen at 5:53 a.m. from a home in the 100 block of Forest Hill


from staff reports Circle.

Cash reported stolen from unlocked vehicle An auto burglary was reported Thursday, Capt. Bobby Stewart said. At 6:44 a.m., $190 was

reported stolen from the center console of an unlocked 2010 GMC Acadia parked in the 100 block of Candlelight Drive.

Two men held on court orders A Vicksburg man was jailed Thursday for a probation violation, records showed.

Coleman McKay, 27, 3308 Highland Drive, was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail. Separately, a Vicksburg man was jailed for a drug court sanction. Malcolm Wright, 22, 4737 Lee Road, was being held without bond.

Dogs Continued from Page A1. Lynn said the animals picked up Thursday were taken because of their physical conditions. The 17 dogs and kittens picked up on Possum Hollow and the three pit bulls on Martin Street were taken to Woodland Animal Hospital in Vicksburg for examinations and treatment. Then, all but an emaciated Great Dane, were taken to the humane society shelter, on U.S. 61 South. Lynn, humane society employee Drew Clempt and sheriff’s Investigator Mike Traxler picked up two emaciated Weimaraners, five 4-week-old puppies, and four small dogs, a pit bull and an American bulldog, and three kittens. The residents of the

Possum Hollow home, Tammy and Allen Rymer, were not home when officials arrived at about 11 a.m. Tammy Rymer arrived about 30 minutes later after she was called by the couple’s 16-year-old son. She declined to comment. About 3/12 hours later, Lynn, Traxler and Clempt, accompanied by sheriff’s deputies and Vicksburg police, seized three pit bulls believed to be owned by Antonio and Derrick Thomas at the Martin Street home. The court order was served on Tammy Thomas, the Thomases’ cousin, who was listed on the order as the property owner. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said his office and the humane society

received anonymous calls about the animals on Possum Hollow, a rural gravel road in northern Warren County between Mississippi 3 and Oak Ridge Road. Lynn added her office had received complaints about the animals for two weeks. Pace said deputies took pictures of the dogs from the road, and presented them to county prosecuting attorney Ricky Johnson, who got the court order. “The Great Dane was confined by a chain in the yard with no food or water,” Lynn said. “When we were walking to the van, we passed a child’s swimming pool of dirty water and I let him drink. He drank for 4 minutes.” She said the Great Dane

and the puppies were diagnosed with an intestinal parasite that can be fatal if not quickly treated. The smaller dogs were confined to a pen at the rear of the property. She said the dogs had dry food, but no water. Two of them drank from a small bowl of water near the pen after they were placed on leashes and walked out of the pens. She said the Humane Society also received anonymous calls about the pit bulls, which were emaciated and had minor injuries. The males, she said, also had heart and ring worms, and the female is pregnant. All of the dogs had fleas and ticks, she said.

MONROE — A 23-year-old West Monroe man has been ordered to pay $2,525 for killing a bald eagle in Franklin Parish last April. Jeffrey M. Miles also was ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Hayes to serve three years of unsupervised probation and has had his hunting privileges revoked for three years. Miles pleaded guilt Sept. 19 to shooting a mature bald eagle April 4. State wildlife agents found the eagle in a drainage ditch. Bald eagles are protected by federal laws.

King mackerel season opens July 1 in La. BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has set the 2012 commercial king mackerel season to open on July 1. The season will remain open until the quota set for the Gulf of Mexico of about 1 million pounds is met. From 2000 through 2011, Louisiana has landed approximately 87 percent of the allotted western Gulf of Mexico quota. In 2011 approximately 690,000 pounds were landed in Louisiana. A large portion is shipped to the northeastern United States.

Clarke County man wounded in shooting QUITMAN, Miss. — The Thursday shooting of a 50-year-old Shubuta man appears to have been the result of a drug deal that went sour, said Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp. Mississippi and Alabama authorities were looking for three men in the shooting, he said, and a black Kia Sorento with an Alabama tag. David Wayne Hales of Shubuta was treated for his wounds at a hospital, Kemp said. The sheriff said Hales faces drug charges.

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CHURCHES Bethlehem M.B. — Prayer breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday; Dennis J. Redden Sr., pastor; 3055 N. Washington St. Triumphant Baptist — Food distribution, 9-11 a.m. Saturday; bring picture ID, Social Security card for each family member and proof of income; 601-638-8135; Outreach House, 74 Scenic Drive. Mount Calvary Baptist — Women’s ministries, 10 a.m. Saturday; speaker Ceolia Woodard, Win International Ministries of Jackson; 1350 East Ave. Mount Olive M.B. — Fish dinners, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $6 per plate, boneless buffalo or catfish; take out or delivery

available, 601-636-6860; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. Shiloh Baptist — 2 p.m. Saturday, ladies auxiliary meeting; 920 Meadow St. Holly Grove M.B. — Business meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; R.L. Miller, pastor; 746 Johnson St.

CLUBS Woodmen of the World — Installation of officers, 6 tonight, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; 601-638-2495. Eta Tau Chapter Omega Psi Phi — New Years After Party, 9 until tonight; DJ Unlimited; free food and giveaways; 601415-4342 or 601-415-6342; The Hut, 1618 Main St. DAR, Ashmead Chapter — 10 a.m. Saturday, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; bring a sack lunch; dues are $10; guests welcome; Citadel, 530 Mission 66.

PRAM — Noon Monday; Prism awards; Martin’s of Midtown; Leigh Cook, 601-8021009, to attend. Mountain of Faith Ministries — “Understanding Transitional Housing for the Homeless” presentation, 5:15 p.m. Monday; 601-661-8990; Public Library, public welcome. Warren County Republican Executive Committee — Meeting 5:30 p.m. Monday; Warren County Courthouse; visitors welcome. NAACP Meetings — Monday: 6 p.m., executive board; 7, regular members; final plans for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program; all are welcome; 601-218-9264; 923 Walnut St. Vicksburg Genealogical Society — 6 p.m. Monday, Shoney’s; genealogical showand-tell, members bring and discuss family treasures. Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 2572 — Meeting 6 p.m. Monday; 1918 Washington St. Vicksburg-Warren JSU Na-

tional Alumni Association — Regular meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Jackson Street Center. American Legion Post 213 — “The Hut;” dance, 8 p.m. Sunday; admission, $3 singles or $5 per couple; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell, cash raffle drawing. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Dillon Allen, Entergy, to speak.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Poverty Point — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Native American history program with pictorial historical timeline; West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577. M&R Community Care Services — 5-8 p.m. Saturday; B.E.T. awards; admission $5; Tallulah Community Center; LaMia Haggard, 318-4829031, or Richarda Dorsey, 318-482-9033; proceeds will be donated to Kidney/Lupus Foundation. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by

Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Vicksburg Intermediate — Report card pickup, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Martin Luther King Parade — 2 p.m. Jan. 14, downtown Vicksburg; $25 entrance fee; forms available at 1108 Farmer St., Sylvester Walker, 601-678-8263 or VSO Soccer — Registration now open, ends Jan. 15; forms available at Just Duett, Sports Center or Mardi Gras Parade — 4 p.m. Feb. 18; clubs, churches, organizations, schools, dance/drill teams and businesses are invited; deadline to submit application is Feb. 3; for fee information, Vicksburg Main Street Program, 601-634-4527 or email

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Barbour: MEMA folks ‘not whiners, they don’t mope’ Building Agency’s director named for won’t be back outgoing By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press


By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press PEARL — Mississippi’s emergency operations center was named Thursday for departing Gov. Haley Barbour, who said he is sharing the tribute with all those who respond to hurricanes, floods and other disasters in the state. About 100 elected officials, emergency responders and others gathered for a ceremony at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Pearl. Workers pulled back a blue cloth to reveal the new lettering naming it the Haley R. Barbour Building. Legislators voted last year to name the MEMA building for Barbour, who leaves office on Tuesday. He had been in office a little more than 1 1/2 years when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005, smashing across the Gulf Coast regions of Mississippi and Louisiana. “We have strong, resilient, self-reliant people, and when we have a bad disaster, a mega-disaster, it brings out the true character and spirit

rogelio solis•The associated press

Gov. Haley Barbour kisses his wife, Marsha, at Thursday’s ceremony. of Mississippi,” he said at the ceremony. “They’re not whiners, they don’t mope and they’re not looking for a handout. They get up, hitch up their britches, and go to work.” Robert Latham, MEMA’s director during Katrina and the months that followed, said Barbour led Mississippi residents well through a difficult time. Barbour, in turn, praised his wife, Marsha, for spending

three months in the hard-hit region helping those leading a large-scale recovery effort. “It is the Haley and Marsha Barbour Center to me,” Barbour told those gathered. Barbour praised not only MEMA officials, but also everyone down to the state’s career and volunteer emergency responders. “In my administration, I’ve been the master of disaster, and we’ve had all kinds of

disasters, almost everything except the plague of locusts,” he said. The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2006. Barbour said those who work in the building perform a critical service, recalling how they came to the aid of victims of last year’s Mississippi River flooding and a series of destructive tornadoes. “Those are the kind of people this building exists to help,” he said.

PEARL — Mike Womack said Thursday he will not continue to serve as director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency during the Phil Bryant administration. Bryant will be sworn in as governor at noon Tuesday, succeeding fellow Republican Haley Barbour. Womack said Bryant asked him to stay. “Quite frankly, he needs somebody that can commit to four years and hopefully eight years,” said Womack, 58. “After the last six years, post-Katrina and other challenges we’ve had, I didn’t really feel like it would be fair to him to stay on in the position.” Womack said he is ready to move on to something with more regular work hours, though he doesn’t have another job lined up. Womack retired from the National Guard in 2001 and started working at MEMA in 2002. He was interim director in 2006 and named director in December that year. Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. Mississippi has

Mike Womack, MEMA director had several natural disasters since then, including floods and tornadoes last year. “This is a difficult decision for me,” Womack said of his departure. “It is a tremendously demanding position. It really is a 24-7 job. It needs to be somebody, as Gov. Barbour says, has got the fire in the belly to do it. I didn’t want to stay on and not have that same passion.” Bryant has released few details about people he plans to hire for executive-branch agencies. Among other positions, the governor appoints the directors of MEMA and the Department of Human Services.

Charter schools, teacher quality business group’s top goals By Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Economic Council wants legislators to expand charter schools, improve teacher quality, recruit more businesses and increase the amount of funding available to entrepreneurs. The MEC is the state chamber of commerce. On Thursday the group released its

Blueprint, a set of policy recommendations for lawmakers and other state officials. Incoming Gov. Phil Bryant and new Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, pledged support for the plan. Blake Wilson, the head of the business group, said it needs a multi-year commitment. Mississippi is at the bottom of many national rankings for education, health and other quality-of-life issues. Wilson

Lawsuit: Prep ball player hazed by older teammates By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — Members of a south Mississippi high school baseball team participated in a hazing ritual that left one teenager hospitalized after being held from behind and punched in the chest, according to a lawsuit filed by the player’s parents. The lawsuit claims that for at least two years, older baseball players at Picayune Memorial High School have routinely singled out younger, smaller players and punched them “violently in the chest” before games. The lawsuit was filed by Jeffrey Dixon Sr. and Amy Dixon, parents of 15-year-old Jeffrey Dixon Jr. The suit says

the boy suffered a seizure and was hospitalized in April 2011, allegedly after a hazing ritual before Picayune played a home game against Lumberton High. Named as defendants by the lawsuit are the Picayune School District, baseball coach Cayne Stockstill, three team members identified only with initials and 10 John Does. The lawsuit was originally filed Nov. 22 in Pearl River County Circuit Court, but the school district filed motions in late December to have it moved to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. The school district’s filing said, among other things, the plaintiffs’ claims invoke questions of federal law.

Natchez airport gets new lights NATCHEZ (AP) — The Natchez Airport has new lights to guide pilots. Airport Manager Clint Pomeroy said the airport received a $120,000 federal grant to replace the lighting in its taxiway guidance signs. Pomeroy says the lights let the pilots know where they are on the airport — which taxiway they are on and what direction

to go to find runways. The quartz lighting system that was previously in place had been in use for about 20 years, and was starting to show signs of age. Rather than replacing every part of the signs, Pomeroy says sign bodies were still usable, so the airport only replaced the insides with an LED lighting system.

told about 500 people at MEC’s Capital Day that they should embrace the state’s achievements. “We do not own the franchise on failure, ladies and gentlemen,” Wilson said. “For Pete’s sake, let’s stop selling it.” Reeves expects a number of bills will be drafted in the Legislature using the document. MEC pledged to continuously update the plan, hoping others will enact the ideas.

While the business group might lobby for measures, Wilson said the document was a research tool for Bryant. “It’s going to be the governor who drives the agenda for economic development in Mississippi,” Wilson said. In a statewide tour rolling out the plan, a survey of those who attended showed that a quarter ranked improving education as the most important, followed by about

16 percent whose first priority was improving the state’s pool of workers and another 16 percent who believed the state should strengthen its economy. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds, who led the planning effort, said the top goals are connected. “If you want to improve the economy in this state, then the first thing you also have to do is improve education.”

Other goals include promoting health care and diversity, improving the state’s infrastructure, bettering coordination among public and private leaders, supporting the state’s creative economy and making more money available for business expansion. The $1.25 million effort was funded by the economic council, the Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development and Momentum Mississippi.

Standing firm Jindal opposes proposal to cap college tuition grants BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal said he’ll oppose any efforts to limit grants in the state’s free college tuition program called TOPS, a recommendation backed by a higher education study panel earlier this week. The Governance Commission suggested a restructuring of TOPS, to give all students a flat grant amount, capped at the same level for everyone, rather than tied

‘We remain opposed to any efforts to cap TOPS. We think it is an important program that has been very successful.’ Bobby Jindal

Louisiana governor Gov. Bobby Jindal

to the cost of tuition at an individual

school. “We remain opposed to any efforts to cap TOPS. We think it is an important program

that has been very successful,” Jindal said. Under the idea supported by the Governance Commission, lawmakers could set TOPS awards at two levels, for example, one at commu-

nity colleges and another for four-year schools, with additional stipends continuing for those higher performing students. Panel members said that “decoupling” would give the state more ability to control the costs of TOPS, formally the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, and could give some students money to cover costs beyond tuition, like books and student fees.

Judge gives Deuce McAllister more time in lawsuit JACKSON (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi is giving attorneys for former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister and

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. more time to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over the football star’s failed Jackson auto dealership.

A court filing late Thursday said that “because progress was demonstrated” U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson will allow the settlement

negotiations to continue until March 20. The dealership closed in 2009 and filed for Chapter 7 liquidation under federal bankruptcy law.


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Build it safely and create jobs Saying no to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Great Plains states would not change the demand for oil by one barrel nor would it lessen the impact of getting that oil out of the tar sands of Canada’s Alberta province. Despite the promise of alternative fuels and more fuel-efficient vehicles and our need to develop them, demand for oil will remain high for several decades yet, even in the most optimistic projections, here and in places such as China and India. And given that demand and the Canadian government’s position, that oil is going to come out of the ground and be sent somewhere. What’s in question is where. Building the pipeline does at least two things: It will provide thousands of new jobs in the construction of the pipeline and many more thousands in ancillary jobs,

and it provides a reliable supply of oil from a friendly neighbor. What’s a better supply line of oil? Tankers moving through the Strait of Hormuz or a pipeline that goes through the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma to refineries in Texas? The pipeline already has gone through three years of review, and two environmental impact studies have been done on the route; the State Department, which is conducting the review, has said there is no significant environmental risk. But in the debate over the project, which became a bargaining chip in recent negotiations between Republicans and the Obama administration, exaggerated claims have been made by both sides. TransCanada, the company that owns the project, has claimed that it will create 20,000 new jobs. The actual figure, according to independent

estimates, is probably closer to 10,000 to 13,000. For their part, environmentalists argue that drawing all the oil from Canada’s tar sands means “game over” for climate change. But building the pipeline does not mean all the oil has to be withdrawn, nor does it preclude development of alternative fuel sources or developing technology to withdraw the oil more cleanly. And even in the worst-case scenario, extraction of all the oil in the tar sands would take so many years that any impact on climate change would be gradual, according to other experts. If the pipeline is not built, the oil will be shipped to the west by pipeline, train, truck or barge and then across oceans on tankers. That’s not a safer route. The safest thing to do is to build a pipeline and create the jobs and fuel security the nation needs.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1892 A jingle party is held at the home of Mrs. Harrod, Locust Street. • Capt. P.J. Jays dies at his home in Issaquena County. • S.W. Phillips, clerk of the steamer Chattahoochie, is seriously ill. • Robert Johnson, levee contractor, is in the city.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 Luther Manship is in the city. • Mrs. W.K. McLaurin, who has been ill, is much improved. • Justice of the Peace John W. Powell is critically ill. • W.E. Perry of Chicago and W.A. Matthews of Memphis are guests of Maj. Wade Quackenboss.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 The steamer S.B. Duncan, valued at $24,000, burns here. • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rodgers of Greenville are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rigby. • Nettie Gusdorfer returns from New Orleans. • Mrs. Richard Griffith returns from Oklahoma City.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Mrs. T.E. Kirkland, ill with pneumonia, is slightly improved. • Charles Rafferty is now with Charles Isaacs & Co. • Ethel Spengler takes charge of the china department at O’Neill-McNamara Co. • Joe Mondelli’s barn and its contents are destroyed by fire.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 Charles Crook is given the Silver Beaver Award at the Boys Scouts Court of honor. • Sailor Watkins beats Hansen in a savage wrestling match.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 Lt. Col. S.D. Sturgis, Vicksburg district engineer, says expansion of Mississippi air bases at Greenville, Jackson and Meridian is contemplated. • Mrs. Myrtle McGraw accepts

a position with the Civil Service Commission in Washington, D.C. • Lt. B.W. LaHatte returns to his Army station after visiting his parents here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 Allen Maxwell celebrates his fourth birthday with a party at his home. • Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Neill arrive here from New Orleans to visit relatives. • Mrs. Mary Ann Barker receives her bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.

50 YEARS AGO: 1962 Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lucchesi announce the birth of a son on Jan. 14. • Dr. and Mrs. H.T. Long Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth, on Jan. 17.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 The Vicksburg school board votes not to consolidate the district’s high schools. • President Nixon’s proposed budget asks for $5 million to continue flood control work in Mississippi and Louisiana, including $2.8 million for the Yazoo Backwater Project and $100,000 for the Muddy Bayou Control Structure.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 Two pages of photos show ice and snow in Vicksburg. • Bennie E. Huell dies. • Services are held for Roger Green.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Daniel Kirkwood Fordice Jr. of Vicksburg takes the oath of office as Mississippi’s 61st governor. • Elizabeth Hutchinson Daniels dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 The city scraps plans to buy high-tech devices to track locations of Vicksburg’s police officers. Scouts Chris Talley and Jonathan Sellers are presented their Eagle Badge.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)............ 29.24 American Fin. (AFG)..................37.14 Ameristar (ASCA)........................17.48 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 333.85 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........39.80 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................12.02 Britton Koontz (BKBK)................ 7.39 Bunge Ltd. (BG)...........................58.53 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................50.62 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............17.45 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........24.31 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........54.40 CBL and Associates (CBL)................16.06 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................22.76 East Group Prprties (EGP)............44.55 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................26.08 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................71.90

Fastenal (FAST)............................45.13 Family Dollar (FDO)...................57.96 Fred’s (FRED).................................14.15 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................30.45 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.63 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................33.97 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.29 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................69.96 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 24.39 Parkway Properties (PKY)................9.83 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................66.22 Regions Financial (RF).................4.52 Rowan (RDC)................................ 31.15 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................9.71 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 30.12 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............34.36 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 41.39 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 25.37 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 48.22 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 20.28 Viacom (VIA)................................. 54.03 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 32.72 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 59.42


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albeit not as high as the federal rate. — James, via e-mail A: Thank you very much for writing. Your observation is completely accurate. In many states there would be no additional tax, but in some it is true there would be, and the donor might want to reconstruct the gifting to avoid the state gift tax. In any case, you’ve made a valuable contribution, and I’m appreciative. •

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Obama turns eye toward Asia in plan to bolster U.S. security WASHINGTON (AP) — In recasting his defense strategy, President Barack Obama is looking beyond the wars he inherited to focus on Asian security risks — mainly China and North Korea — that took a back seat to Iraq and Afghanistan. This marks a turning point not only for the U.S. military but also for Obama, entering the final year of his White House term. Facing a re-election battle, he is declaring success in Iraq and Afghanistan and taking a forward-looking stance on the how to preserve U.S. military pre-eminence. A prominent theme of the new strategy that Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta unveiled Thursday is what Panetta has called a renewed commitment to asserting America’s position in the Asia-Pacific region. “This region is growing in importance to the future of the United States economy and our national security,” Panetta said. “This means, for instance, improving capabilities that maintain our military’s technological edge and freedom of action.”

The administration is not anticipating military conflict in Asia, but Panetta believes the U.S. got so President Barack bogged down Obama in Iraq and Afghanistan after 9/11 that it missed chances to improve its strategic position in other regions. He has yet to visit China as Pentagon chief but is expected to go as early as this spring. The new strategy also identified India as a long-term strategic partner that can serve as a regional economic anchor and provider of security in the Indian Ocean region. And it said the U.S. will try to keep the peace on the Korean peninsula by working with allies and others in Asia to defend against North Korean provocations. The eight-page document highlights the administration’s efforts to deepen its engagement in the increasingly prosperous Asia-Pacific through diplomacy, trade and

security ties. “All of the trends — demographic trends, geopolitical trends, economic trends and military trends — are shifting toward the Pacific,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, standing alongside Obama and Panetta in the Pentagon briefing room. “So our strategic challenges in the future will largely emanate out of the Pacific region.” America views its military presence as key to ensuring Asian stability and the free flow of commerce, although it is a source of tension with China, which sees its military buildup as commensurate with its rise as a global power. Lurking in the background is the threat of China taking military action to force Taiwan to reunite with the mainland — a move that could draw the U.S. into the conflict. Even as the Pentagon’s focus shifts more toward Asia, Panetta said it would keep a close eye on the Mideast, where major problems persist, including the threat of increasing instability in Iraq now that U.S. troops have left.

IRS: Audit rate for wealthy rises WASHINGTON (AP) — If you earn less than $200,000 a year, there’s a strong chance you don’t have to worry about an Internal Revenue Service audit. But if you make more than $1 million annually, the odds have been rising that you’ll be hearing from the tax man. The IRS released figures Thursday showing that 12 percent of millionaire earners were audited last year. That’s up from 8 percent in 2010 and 6 percent in 2009. The data shows that for those making under $200,000, the rate has stayed steady at around 1 percent in recent years.

IRS officials said the growing audit rate for high earners is aimed at demonstrating that the tax code is being enforced fairly and is unrelated to President Barack Obama’s recent proposals to boost taxes on the rich. The White House and congressional Democrats are expected to continue taking similar populist stances with the approach of this November’s presidential and congressional elections. Overall, the agency says, it audited nearly 1.6 million of 141 million individual returns in 2011, or just over 1 percent. That rate has been growing gradually and is almost double

Obama administration mulls change in immigration rules WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before they can ask the government to waive a three- to 10-year

ban on legally coming back to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission. The official said the new rule would let children and spouses of citizens ask the government to decide on the waiver request before the illegal immigrant heads to his or her home country to apply for a visa.

the 0.6 percent audited in 2001, the IRS said. Only about a quarter of IRS’ audits involve dreaded meetings between taxpayers and agency officials. The rest are carried out using letters.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell early today despite a government report that the unemployment rate dropped in December to the lowest level in nearly three years. Concerns about the European debt crisis continued to weigh on the market. Italy’s borrowing costs spiked to dangerously high levels and the euro fell to a 17-month low against the dollar. U.S. bank stocks fell on concerns that the debt crisis will spread through the financial industry. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 79 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,336 in the first two hours of trading. Europe’s debt woes and China’s slowing economy are still overshadowing signs of strength in the U.S. economy, said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at ING Investment Management. “The global risks continue to exert their weight,” Cote said. Ultimately, improving U.S. stronger consumer demand, manufacturing activity and corporate profits will drive U.S. stocks higher, Cote said. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell last month to 8.5 percent, while U.S. employers added a net 200,000 jobs. It was the latest in a series of positive signs about the labor market. The economy has generated 100,000 or more jobs each month for the past six, the longest such streak since April 2006. The number of people applying for jobless benefits last week fell, pushing the four-week average of new claims down to its lowest level since June 2008. In other trading, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 7, or 0.6 percent, to 1,273. The Nasdaq composite index fell 11, or 0.4 percent, to 2,659. The euro lost 0.6 percent to $1.2724, its weakest since July 2010. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.96 percent from 2 percent late Thursday as investors put money into low-risk investments. Stocks held steady in Europe despite the latest worrying signs about the debt crisis there. Italy’s borrowing costs are soaring; it is now paying 7.09 percent to borrow for 10 years. That reflects investors’ fears that the nation might default. Ireland and Portugal were forced to take bailouts when their ten-year borrowing rates rose above 7 percent. Earlier, Asian markets ended mostly lower as they reacted to the previous day’s European market jitters.


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Continued from Page A1. Nov. 8 election. Brown outpolled three opponents, including former field appraiser Ben Luckett, one of three dismissed last week. Officials from the Humphreys County Tax Assessor’s Office have tutored the new employees this week. Former assessor Richard Holland and former deputy assessor Jim Agent retired at the end of 2011; both had announced their decisions a year ago. Also, the state agency expects to advise the office on contracting out certain functions of the office. Brown

has said she has sent a letter to DOR asking for guidance to that effect. Boards of supervisors or county tax assessors may hire a private consultant to appraise property in Mississippi. No public request for such proposals has been made in Warren County this week. Contracting out certain functions of tax assessors’ offices is commonplace across the state, Waterbury said. “A number of smaller counties don’t have sufficient staff to do this,” Waterbury said. When directed by either

county boards or assessors, state law says private firms must have at least five years’ experience in appraising land, homes, businesses and personal property, which are assets not fixed to land such as inventory held by businesses. A contractor also must be a certified appraiser and hold an assessment evaluator designation before a bid is placed, the law says. Such programs are administered by DOR, the Center for Governmental Technology at Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Assessors and Collectors

Association. Appraising real property is contracted out by 53 of the state’s 82 counties, while 59 hire outside firms to appraise personal property, according to DOR. Sixty counties outsource mapping, according to DOR. Proposals are pending in Warren County for new digital photos for tax-mapping purposes. A private firm appraises personal property in Rankin County. Hinds and Madison counties do everything in-house. In Copiah County, mapping and personal property is handled by an out-

side firm, but real property is done in-house. Claiborne, Issaquena and Yazoo contract all three functions. DOR does not recommend a specific contractor when counties ask for help, but provides guidelines and information on what education and certifications that qualified contractors must meet, Waterbury said. About 25 to 30 qualified contractors appraise property in Mississippi.



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sissippi — two women holding statewide office at once. Lynn Fitch of Madison begins her first term as treasurer, and Republican Cindy HydeSmith of Brookhaven begins her first term as agriculture commissioner. The last time Mississippi had two women in elected office at once was 1968-72, when Democrat Evelyn Gandy of Hattiesburg was in her second term as treasurer and Julia H. Kendrick was clerk of the state Supreme Court. The clerk’s job since has been switched from elected to appointed. The state House chamber Thursday was standingroom-only for the swearing in of Reeves, Fitch, Hyde-Smith, Attorney General Jim Hood, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Auditor Stacey Pickering and Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. Hood, starting his third term, is the only Democrat holding statewide office. Hosemann, Pickering and Chaney are beginning second

terms. Bryant’s single term as lieutenant governor ended when Reeves took the oath of office. “I understand I will be unemployed for about four days,” Bryant deadpanned Thursday while speaking to state business leaders. “I considered going hunting.” Instead, Bryant said he’ll stay in the Jackson area and continue working on his transition. Reeves was accompanied Thursday by his wife, Elee, and their two young daughters. He also announced that he and Elee are expecting a third daughter on Feb. 29. Two-term Republican Gov. Haley Barbour sat among lawmakers on the House floor during the ceremony. At a pre-inaugural prayer meeting at Galloway United Methodist Church near the Capitol in downtown Jackson, ministers from several faiths called on the officials to show strength and unity. “My prayer for you is that you will work together even when

it is difficult ... even when the temptation is to go it alone,” said the Rev. Mike O’Brien of Saint Richard Catholic Church in Jackson. The prayer meeting was hosted by the Federation of Republican Women. Statewide elected officials and their families attended, except for Reeves who had an earlier prayer breakfast and Bryant who was at the Capitol. The ministers urged officials to pray together, work together and build the future of Mississippi together. “My promise is to pray for you often and in earnest ... as you lead our state,”’ said Randy Turner, pastor of First Baptist Church in Laurel. Jim Genesse, senior pastor at Madison United Methodist Church, urged officials to be unified in their goals and deeds. “You are all united in serving the people of Mississippi. What unites you will be stronger than those things that tend to divide you,” he said.

Chick-fil-A Continued from Page A1. The Atlanta-based company operates 1,272 locations nationwide, including 938 freestanding stores, 29 drive-through-only restaurants and 214 licensed outlets at airports, universities, hospitals and other businesses, according to its website. Recognized for its ad campaign starring cows that ask people

to “Eat Mor Chikin,” the chain sponsors the opening game of the college football season, a postseason game in Atlanta, formerly the Peach Bowl, and numerous charity events. Dirt work on the long-delayed strip center is expected to start this month, weather permitting, said Jim Eichenberger, a leas-

ing agent for Yazoo City-based Action Properties LLC, which took over the center last May. No tenants have been announced. The firm’s commercial space in Mississippi and Arkansas is leased to sporting goods, electronics outlets, restaurants and banks.

deaths Lela Faye Bland HAZLEHURST — Lela Faye Bland died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at her home. She was 68. Mrs. Bland was a cafeteria worker at Wesson Attendance Center. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jazy and Lessie Maher; her brother, Edgar Maher; and a husband, John Shirley Ahrend Jr. Survivors include her husband, Ira Lee Bland Jr. of Hazlehurst; three sons, Michael Bland of Pearl, Jay Bland of Hazlehurst and Brand Bland of Winona; a daughter, Brenda Ahrend Cranfield; three brothers, Jazy L. “Red” Maher Jr. and Joe T. Maher, both of Hazlehurst, and Eddie Maher of Brookhaven; four sisters, Patricia G. Hatcher of Port Gibson, Mary J. Watts of Vidalia, Elaine Smith of Brookhaven and Joyce Cockrell of Vicksburg; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Providence Baptist Church. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 8 at the church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Service with assistance from Riverwood Family Funeral Service.

Dorothy Mae Hall SILSBEE, Texas — Dorothy Mae Hall, formerly of Rolling Fork, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her home in Silsbee. She was 55. She is survived by two daughters, Areka Hall of

Jackson and Olivia Hall of Silsbee; a son, Travis L. Hall of Silsbee; a nephew she reared, Jeremiah Jackson of Silsbee; her mother, Lillie Mae Powell of Rolling Fork; five brothers, Curtis Hall of Fairfield, Calif., Sammie Lee Powell of Chicago and Jerry Powell, Larry Powell and Bobby Joe Powell, all of Cary; two sisters, Velma Marie Warren and Shirley Marie Powell, both of Rolling Fork; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Lula M.B. Church in Rolling Fork with Pastor Danly Price officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rolling Fork. A wake service will be from 5 until 6 tonight at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

David Joe Nelson GREENVILLE — David Joe Nelson died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was 67. Mr. Nelson is survived by three brothers, James Nelson of St. Louis and Leonard Nelson and Rodger Nelson, both of Anguilla; and four sisters, Classie Davis of St. Louis, Shirley Woods of Rolling Fork, Ruby Buck of Greenville and Gloria Nelson of Norman, Okla. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosehill M.B. Church in Anguilla with Pastor James Grey officiating. Burial will follow at Anguilla Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Margaret Gray Ramsey Services for Margaret

Gray Ramsey will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Vicksburg City Auditorium. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Saturday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home and Sunday at the auditorium from 10 a.m. until the service. Mrs. Ramsey died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, Margaret Gray at her home. Ramsey She was 64. She was a member of Mount Zion M.B. Church, Eagle Lake, where

overnight stays from both tourism and business travelers, including workers employed on projects at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Claiborne County, who book rooms and stays at local hotels for the duration of the projects. Grand Gulf is expected to begin an upgrade project in February, he said. He said the tax also benefited from the 2011 spring flood, when visitors to Vicksburg came to see the rising water as the Mississippi River rose to record heights, cresting at 57.1 feet at Vicksburg, or 14.1 feet above flood stage and nine-tenths of a foot above the Great Flood of 1927. “They came to see history being made,” he said, adding that while most visitors didn’t stay, “they bought gas and ate.” In another matter, VCVB board chairman Annette Kirklin said after the meeting that the VCVB expects to move into its new offices at the old Levee Street Depot by Feb. 1. The board discussed the visitors bureau’s lease with the city, which is in negotiations, in executive session. Kirklin would not discuss the lease except to say that it was reviewed by the board and was being sent to the city. The VCVB is leasing office space on the depot’s second floor. Under a letter of understanding with the city in 2009, the VCVB agreed to pay the city $500 a month rent and contribute $150,000 toward the city’s match of a $1.65 million Mississippi Department of Transportation grant to renovate the building. The board in August discussed possibly backing off from leasing the space, but changed its mind after touring the depot in early September. In other action, the board: • Approved a $5,000 grant for advertising for the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association for its national midwinter conference in Vicksburg, Feb. 23 to 26. • Approved the October board minutes. • Approved the financial reports for October and November. • Approved the executive director’s report. • Learned that 4,592 people visited the visitor information centers in October, 331 more than during October 2010. The centers saw 3,240 visitors in November, 592 more than in November 2010.

she served as Pastor’s Aid secretary and assistant to the church secretary. She was a member of the Rosa A. Temple Class of 1967. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rubena Gray; her maternal grandparents, Abraham and Elena Slaughter; and her paternal grandparents, Charlie and Mim Gray. Survivors include a daughter, Lee Ann Gray-Moore of Jackson; her father, Dave Gray Sr. of Vicksburg; five brothers, Dave Gray Jr., Eddie Lee Gray, Steve B. Gray and Charlie Gray, all of Vicksburg, and Albert Gray of DeKalb, Ill.; four sis-

ters, Rubena K. Washington, Artia G. Jackson and Rosie Gray Maxwell, all of Vicksburg, and Stacy B. Ervin of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives, including members of the Slaughter, Brooks, Ervin, Epps, Bailey, Logan, Murphy, Gray, Mayfield and Cox families.





Mostly cloudy tonight, chance of rain, lows in the lower 50s; mostly cloudy Saturday, chance of rain, highs in the lower 70s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Saturday-Sunday Mostly cloudy Saturday night, chance of rain, lows in the lower 50s; mostly cloudy Sunday, highs in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, lows in the lower 50s Saturday-Sunday Mostly cloudy Saturday night, chance of rain, lows in the lower 50s; mostly cloudy Sunday, highs in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 63º Low/past 24 hours............... 40º Average temperature......... 52º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............10º in 1886 Record high............79º in 1949 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 00.00 inches Normal/month......1.12 inches Normal/year...........1.12 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 2:09 A.M. Most active................. 8:22 P.M. Active............................. 2:34 P.M. Most active.................. 8:47 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:11 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:12 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:05

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 22.6 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 21.8 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 22.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.6 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.0 | Change: -2.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................82.8 River....................................82.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 33.7 Sunday.................................... 31.4 Monday.................................. 29.1 Memphis Saturday................................. 20.7 Sunday.................................... 19.6 Monday.................................. 18.0 Greenville Saturday................................. 38.8 Sunday.................................... 38.7 Monday.................................. 38.5 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 35.1 Sunday.................................... 35.0 Monday.................................. 34.9


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Syria: Suicide bomber kills 11 in Damascus DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An explosion ripped through a busy intersection in the Syrian capital today, hitting a police bus and killing at least 11 people and possibly many more in an attack that left pools of blood in the streets and marked the second deadly attack in the capital in as many weeks, Syrian authorities said.

Interior Minister Mohammed Shaar blamed a suicide bomber for the blast, which comes exactly two weeks after twin bombings in the capital killed 44 people. The bombings mark a dramatic escalation of bloodshed as Arab League observers tour the country to investigate President Bashar Assad’s bloody crackdown on a 10-month-old

popular revolt. “He detonated himself with the aim of killing the largest number of people,” Shaar said. Syrian television showed residents and paramedics carrying human remains, holding them up for the camera. Other footage showed a police bus with blood on its seats, and cars with blown-out windows

and riddled with shrapnel. An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the blast also damaged a nearby police station, shattering its glass, and that there was blood and flesh in the streets. . Shaar said 11 people have been confirmed dead. Authorities believe another 14 were also killed, based on human remains from the scene, which

would bring the death toll to 25, state TV said. More than 60 people were wounded. In a sign of just how polarized Syria has become, the opposition has questioned the government’s allegations that terrorists are behind the attacks — suggesting the regime itself could have been behind the violence to try to erode support for the uprising

and show the observer team that it is a victim in the country’s upheaval. The government has long contended that the turmoil in Syria this year is not an uprising but the work of terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs. A Syrian official said the target of the attack appeared to be a bus carrying policemen.


Rivals say Romney NASA probes commander’s right to sell checklist too timid, moderate to win presidency MIAMI (AP) — NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth. The document was sold by Heritage Auctions in November for more than $388,000, some 15 times its initial list price. The checklist gained great fame as part of a key dramatic scene in James Lovell the 1995 film “Apollo 13” in which actor Tom Hanks plays Lovell making the calculations. After the sale, NASA contacted Lovell and Heritage to ask whether Lovell had title to the checklist. Greg Rohan, president of Dallas-based Heritage, said Thursday the sale has been suspended pending the outcome of the inquiry. The checklist, he said, is being stored for now in the company’s vault. Rohan said Lovell provided a signed affidavit that he had clear title to the ring-bound checklist, which is standard procedure. Heritage does robust business in space memorabilia and has worked with many former astronauts, he

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Some of James Lovell’s Appollo 13 notes added. “It’s one that is near and dear to our hearts,” Rohan said of the space collectibles business. “We, like a lot of people, consider these astronauts to be national heroes.” The Apollo 13 moon mission

was aborted about 200,000 miles from Earth when an oxygen tank exploded on April 13, 1970, causing another tank to fail and seriously jeopardizing the three-man crew’s ability to return home. Astronaut Jack Swigert famously said

“Houston, we’ve had a problem here” after the explosion, according to a NASA history of the flight. The crew was forced to move into the lunar landing module for the return flight. Lovell’s calculations on the checklist were key in transferring navigation data from the command craft to the lunar module. In an e-mail to Heritage, NASA Deputy Chief Counsel Donna M. Shafer said there appeared to be “nothing to indicate” that the agency had ever transferred ownership of the checklist to Lovell. “Only NASA has the authority to clear NASA property for sale,” Shafer said in the email, which was provided by NASA to The Associated Press. Lovell, 83, who lives near Chicago and owns a restaurant bearing his name in Lake Forest, Ill., did not immediately respond to a telephone message left Thursday with his assistant. NASA has also raised questions about title rights for two items Heritage had sold from Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweikart: a lunar module identification plate that brought more than $13,000 and a hand controller bid at $22,705. The space agency also targeted a fourth item, a hand glove worn by Alan Shepard during training for Apollo 14 that brought more than $19,000.

Belarus tightens grip on Internet MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian government further tightened its control over citizens’ access to Internet today with a new law that obliges service providers to monitor users.

Reporters without Borders, the media rights watchdog, condemned the new law in the former Soviet republic as the latest “stage in the government’s escalating control of the Internet, adding new

weapons of repression.” Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who Western rights group have called “Europe’s last dictator,” has been in office since 1994, consistently suppressing

Pope Benedict XVI names 22 new cardinals VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI named 22 new cardinals today, including prelates in such key posts as New York and Hong Kong and a large group of Italians holding major Vatican positions. Cardinals are the pope’s top advisers, Pope the elite group Benedict XVI of churchmen who will eventually elect Benedict’s successor. Of the 22, 18 are under the age of 80 — raising to 125 the number of cardinals eligible to vote in the next papal conclave. Cardinals older than 80 are not allowed to vote on the next pope.

Other new cardinals come from Berlin, Prague, Toronto and Florence, Italy. The Vatican officials include a Brazilian prelate who heads the office for Consecrated Life. The pope announced the names “with great joy” following an Epiphany Mass that ended the Vatican’s main

Christmas celebrations. He said they will be formally elevated at a Feb. 18 ceremony in Rome. The list includes two Americans: Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and the former archbishop of Baltimore.

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opposition and cracking down on independent media. The amendments bar businessmen from using outside Internet resources such as online stores registered outside the country.

on the campaign trail

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Mobilizing against Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as too timid and too moderate, the rest of the that he was campaigning for GOP field is exhorting Repub- a second day in South Carlicans to do themselves a favor olina, where voters weren’t and nominate a more conser- due to cast primary ballots for vative standard-bearer who two weeks. He was scheduled has a better chance of holding to appear today with South up against President Barack Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Obama. Sen. John McCain, the 2008 “The only way Republi- GOP presidential nominee, cans lose is if we screw this two local favorites who have up and nomiconserRomney was heavily urged nate another vatives to supmoderate who favored to win Tuesday’s port Romney has taken mulas the GOP’s tiple positions New Hampshire primary, nominee. on every major Santorum, so much so that he issue of our wh o p u l l e d was campaigning for within a handtime,” former Pennsylvaa second day in South ful of votes nia Sen. Rick to place just Carolina Santorum told behind Romney supporters in in Iowa’s cauurgent fundc u s e s , wa s raising appeal this morning. likely to find a welcome audiFormer House Speaker Newt ence among South Carolina Gingrich was up early to con- conservatives and so remained tinue the anti-Romney drum- in New Hampshire to try to beat, predicting on morning maintain the momentum he TV news shows that Romney earned from Iowa. Jon Huntscan’t win the nomination and man, who bypassed Iowa to saying that even if he did, his bet his campaign on a good performance against Obama finish in New Hampshire, was in the general election cam- showing off an endorsement paign debates would get little by The Boston Globe, Rommore than a laugh from the ney’s hometown paper. president. Romney benefited handGingrich, speaking on ABC’s somely from having several “Good Morning America,” rivals split the vote in Iowa, said Romney would win New where his winner’s share was Hampshire but that one of the roughly 25 percent. ex-Massachusetts governor’s Gingrich unveiled a new TV GOP rivals “will eventually commercial aimed at voters emerge as the conservative in New Hampshire and South alternative.” Carolina that cited one review Romney had harsh words of of Romney’s jobs program as his own, but for Obama, whom timid and nearly identical in he called a “crony capitalist” part to the president’s. and “a job killer.” “Timid won’t create jobs. Romney was heavily favored And timid certainly won’t to win Tuesday’s New Hamp- defeat Barack Obama,” the shire primary, so much so ad said.

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SPORTS friDAY, j anuar y 6, 2012 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES b5 | CLASSIFIEDS b6

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Schedule PREP SOCCER St. Aloysius at Cathedral Today, 5:30 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL St. Al at Cathedral Today, 6 p.m. VHS at WC Saturday, 1 p.m. PCA at Veritas Saturday, 4 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. Fox - The Cotton Bowl is a great consolation prize for two deserving teams left out of the BCS, Kansas State and Arkansas. Preview/B3

Who’s hot TABITHA HAYDEN Vicksburg High soccer player scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Warren Central on Thursday.

Sidelines Ole Miss dismisses Nelson from team

OXFORD (AP) — Ole Miss scoring leader Dundrecous Nelson has been dismissed from the basketball team for a “violation of team rules” a day after he was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by the Oxford Police Department. The 5-foot-11 guard from Murrah High in Jackson averaged 11.6 points and led the team with 20 steals. Backup guard Jamal Jones also was dismissed. The 6-foot-8 guard averaged 1.8 points over five games. “We’re all disappointed that this had to happen,” Kennedy told The Associated Press. “But there’s a standard that has to be met to stay in this program. The fact that we had to take our most harsh disciplinary step speaks to the seriousness of the situation.” According to the arrest affidavit, Nelson stated under oath he “unlawfully and willfully used paraphernalia to ingest or inhale a controlled substance.” Nelson was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center, where he was released on bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 25. Nelson’s departure means a large chunk of playing time is suddenly available in the Ole Miss backcourt.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 2-9-6 La. Pick 4: 7-6-0-1 Weekly results: B2

prep soccer

Missy Gators dispatch Lady Vikes WC boys blank VHS By Jeff Byrd

The powerful leg of Tabitha Hayden gave Vicksburg High a big win over archrival Warren Central Thursday night at Memorial Stadium. Hayden blasted two firsthalf goals and the Missy Gators defense made it stand up for a 2-1 win. The victory was a big lift for Vicksburg’s playoff hopes while Warren Central (8-6-2, 1-1 Division 3-6A) faces a mustwin situation when the two teams meet again Tuesday at Viking Stadium. Missy Gators coach Kori Babb credited Hayden and goalkeeper Robin Cooper, who kept the Lady Vikes off the board for the last 58 minutes of the match. “T.T. (Hayden) made some amazing shots and Robin made some great saves,” Babb said. “The girls played their hearts out.” Babb added that the Missy Gators got some positive carryover from Tuesday’s solid game in a 2-1 loss at Clinton. “It definitely helped us,” Babb said. “Warren Central hadn’t played since the break, while we were able to improve on some areas we needed to work out.” One area where Vicksburg (6-6, 1-2 3-6A) shines is Hayden. Her first goal, which came at the 13:45 mark in the first half, came from 35 yards out. Eight minutes later, she rocketed another one from 40 yards. “When I’m out there playing, I’m thinking about how we’re doing as a group,” Hayden said. “We’ve worked hard and our plan is to win again Tuesday and go to the playoffs.” Warren Central coach Trey Banks said his team had a pair of defensive lapses at the wrong time. “Against T.T., you have to close down quick on her,” Banks said. “We didn’t and she took advantage. I

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Warren Central defender Kylee Burke and Vicksburg forward Maya Thomas jockey for possession of the ball during

a game Thursday at Memorial Stadium. Vicksburg won 2-1 and the two teams meet again Tuesday night.

thought Vicksburg played an outstanding game and got the result they needed.” Because the Lady Vikes have yet to play Clinton, they have a lot of soccer left, but the focus is on Tuesday’s rematch with the Missy Gators. “We looked at this as two halves,” Banks said. “The second half for us is Tuesday night.” In the second half Thursday, WC had three golden chances to get a tying goal. Just minutes into the half, the Lady Vikes forged a scrum in front of the Vicksburg’s goal. Two shots were deflected away and Vicksburg was able to clear. Six minutes later off a corner kick, Lindsey Barfield had a header that went over the bar. With under four minutes to play, WC’s Lindsey Burris unleashed a strong kick from the center at 30 yards. Cooper reacted in time to

Warren Central defender Christopher Kurtz is pursued by Vicksburg forward Dennis Clark during a game Thursday. WC won 2-0.

knock it away. “I just had to figure out where it was going, and just go for it,” Cooper said of the save. It was one of seven in the game. The Lady Vikes finished with 13 shots to Vicksburg’s 11. WC’s lone goal came with 19:53 left in the first half on a right crosser from Taylor Hanes.

(B) Warren Central 2, Vicksburg 0 The Vikings needed a half to shake off a near threeweek layoff from their last game. Oscar Kjellberg’s goal with 8:09 left in the match finally put away the Gators in the Division 3-6A contest at Memorial Stadium. Warren Central (11-3-2, 2-0) moves into a tie for first place in the division with Clinton. Vicksburg remained winless See Soccer, Page B3.


Ground game pays immediate dividends for Saints offense By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Lost in all the gaudy, record-breaking numbers Drew Brees puts up in the Saints’ passing game is the fact that New Orleans’ running game isn’t half bad. In fact, the Saints wound up ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing, an eyebrow-raising statistic even for Brees himself. “Typically, I’d say when you look at an offense, it would probably be hard to be top 10 passing and rushing because

On TV 7 p.m. Saturday, NBC Detroit at New Orleans there are only so many plays in a game and so you’re running it more you’re throwing it more,” Brees said. “It’s great that we’ve been able to sustain the efficiency in both and create for the other, especially when you look at the overall yardage, both passing and rushing. It’s pretty unique.” While the Saints led the

NFL in passing with 467 yards per game, they averaged 133 yards on the ground, which was better than 26 other teams, despite the fact that the Saints attempted a pass on 61 percent of their plays (662 pass attempts and 441 rushes out of 1,093 total regular-season plays). New Orleans won’t be able to hand the ball to rookie running back Mark Ingram, who will miss the playoffs because of his toe injury, but the Saints still have ample depth at the position with Darren Sproles, Pierre

Thomas and Chris Ivory all suiting up Saturday night for the playoff opener against the Detroit Lions. “We’ve got a great group of guys with different skills,” Thomas said. “You hit ‘em with a three-headed combination. “When we’re out there and going against a defense it’s hard for them to really read and feel each and every one of us out there because we have different, unique styles of running the ball,” Thomas continued. “What I love about our rotation is we’re always keeping fresh legs.”

The result is a ground game that gives the Saints’ offense balance as needed, even if there aren’t any running backs on the roster boasting the kind of individual stats that can generate a buzz in this age of fantasy football. “You have to get over 100 yards (a game) for people to really notice or recognize the things you’re really doing,” Ivory said after practice Wednesday, adding that those who don’t watch every Saints game “can’t See Saints, Page B3.


Friday, January 6, 2012

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Super middleweights, Dyah Davis 10 p.m. SHO - Lightweights, Luis Ramos Jr. (20-0-0) vs. Raymundo Beltran (25-5-0), at Indio, Calif. GOLF 4:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. NBCSP - Dartmouth at RPI NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Chicago at Orlando 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Portland at Phoenix


from staff & AP reports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Southern Miss fills out football coaching staff HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson has announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle, defensive coordinator Tommy West and assistant head coach/running backs coach Steve Buckley. Both Bustle and West have more than 30 years of experience at the college level. The 58-year-old Bustle was head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2002-10 and also Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator for seven seasons. He was the quarterbacks coach at Tulane this season. The 57-year-old West was the head coach at UT-Chattanooga, Clemson and Memphis before spending this fall as the defensive coordinator at UAB. Buckley has been the head coach at Petal High School in Petal the past five seasons. This is the 48-year-old’s third stint as an assistant at Southern Miss.

Penn State will hire O’Brien STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien will be Penn State’s first new head football coach in nearly a half-century, according to multiple reports. ESPN, citing unnamed sources, first reported Thursday night that an official announcement would be made Saturday, and that O’Brien would continue as an assistant with the Patriots the rest of the postseason. O’Brien interviewed on Thursday, agent Joe Linta said, telling The Associated Press that O’Brien was “flattered by the interest.” Penn State coaches contacted by The Associated Press said they had not received any word about O’Brien or anything else related to the two-month long search to replace Hall of Famer Joe Paterno. The Nittany Lions’ leader for 46 seasons was fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

MLB Pujols: $240 million and 4 season tickets NEW YORK — Guess $240 million wasn’t quite enough for Albert Pujols. In addition to his salary, the Los Angeles Angels are giving the slugger four season tickets to home games over the next decade. He and the Angels still need to work out the location of the seats, which are his to enjoy for the duration of his contract. After that, if he still wants them, he has to pay. Those details were contained in the terms of his deal that was filed Thursday with Major League Baseball and the players’ association.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 6 1985 — Dan Marino passes for a record 421 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 45-28 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game. 1994 — Nancy Kerrigan is attacked after practice at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Shane Stant clubs Kerrigan on the knee and flees the scene. Later that evening, Scott Davis wins the men’s U.S. Figure Skating title. 1995 — Lenny Wilkens becomes the winningest coach in NBA history as the Atlanta Hawks post a 112-90 victory over the Washington Bullets. Wilkens, with his 939th win, surpasses Red Auerbach’s record. 1999 — The NBA lockout finally ends on its 191st day after a divisive struggle that costs the owners and players hundreds of millions of dollars.

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scoreboard nfl

Rose, CHI......................7 Ellis, GOL......................5 Felton, POR..................6 James, MIA...................7

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round


Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 14 Atlanta, N.Y. Giants or New Orleans at San Francisco, 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Denver at New England, 7 p.m. Jan. 15 Pittsburgh, Denver or Houston at Baltimore, Noon Detroit, Atlanta or N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m.

Conference Championships

Jan. 22 AFC championship game, 2 p.m. NFC championship game, 5:30 p.m.

Pro Bowl

Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m.

Super Bowl

Feb. 5 At Indianapolis AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L 2 3 3 4 6 L 1 2 3 4 6

Central Division

W Chicago.........................6 Indiana...........................4 Cleveland.......................3 Detroit............................2 Milwaukee......................2

L 1 2 3 4 4

Pct .600 .571 .500 .333 .143

GB — — 1/2 1 1/2 3

Pct .875 .714 .571 .333 .000

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 4 6

Pct .857 .667 .500 .333 .333

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2


W San Antonio...................5 Memphis........................3 Dallas.............................3 Houston.........................2 New Orleans.................2

L 2 3 5 4 4

Pct .714 .500 .375 .333 .333

Northwest Division

W Portland.........................5 Denver...........................5 Oklahoma City...............5 Utah...............................3 Minnesota......................2

L 1 2 2 3 4

Pacific Division

W L.A. Clippers..................3 L.A. Lakers....................4 Sacramento...................3 Phoenix..........................2 Golden State.................2

L 2 4 5 4 4

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2

Pct .833 .714 .714 .500 .333

GB — 1/2 1/2 2 3

Pct .600 .500 .375 .333 .333

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2

Thursday’s Games Miami 116, Atlanta 109,3OT San Antonio 93, Dallas 71 Sacramento 103, Milwaukee 100 Portland 107, L.A. Lakers 96 Today’s Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m. Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Utah at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.


FG 78 52 78 65 50 50 53 45 57 47 65 58 39 44 48 56 53 40 28 34

FG Percentage

FG Hawes, PHL..................31 White, CHA...................30 Bynum, LAL...................37 James, MIA...................78 Ginobili, SAN.................29 Howard, ORL................53 Gasol, LAL....................55 Hibbert, IND..................34 Monroe, DET.................38 Griffin, LAC....................50

FGA 46 49 61 131 49 90 95 59 66 88

FT 53 51 48 38 41 26 30 21 25 41 33 41 20 20 17 27 28 21 26 27

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Southern Miss.. 1 0 1.000 14 2 .875 UCF.................... 1 0 1.000 11 3 .786 Marshall............. 1 0 1.000 10 4 .714 Houston............. 1 0 1.000 8 5 .615 Memphis............ 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 9 6 .600 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 8 6 .571 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 5 8 .385 Tulane................ 0 1 .000 12 3 .800 East Carolina.... 0 1 .000 9 5 .643 Tulsa.................. 0 1 .000 7 8 .467 UTEP.................. 0 1 .000 7 8 .467 Wednesday’s Games UCF 60, Tulane 53 Marshall 76, UTEP 60 TCU 78, Rice 74 Houston 70, Tulsa 69, OT Memphis 69, Tennessee 51 Southern Miss 78, East Carolina 76 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games UCF at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Marshall at Rice, 7 p.m. SMU at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Southern Miss at Tulane, 7 p.m. Houston at UTEP, 8 p.m. Memphis at UAB, 8 p.m. ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Alabama St......... 2 0 1.000 4 9 .308 Texas Southern.. 2 0 1.000 3 11 .214 MVSU................. 1 0 1.000 2 11 .154 Prairie View........ 1 1 .500 5 10 .333 Southern U......... 1 1 .500 5 10 .333 Jackson St........ 1 1 .500 3 11 .214 Grambling St...... 1 1 .500 1 11 .083 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 1 .000 1 13 .071 Alcorn St........... 0 2 .000 3 11 .214 Alabama A&M.... 0 2 .000 2 9 .182 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Alabama St. 81, Jackson St. 78, 3OT Prairie View 55, Alcorn St. 47 Grambling St. 60, Alabama A&M 55 Texas Southern 73, Southern U. 39 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Jackson St. at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Alabama St., 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama A&M, 5 p.m. Prairie View at Texas Southern, 6 p.m. Grambling St. at Southern U., 7:30 p.m. ———

Top 25 Schedule

THROUGH JAN. 5 G James, MIA...................... 7 Anthony, NYK................... 6 Bryant, LAL...................... 8 Durant, OKC..................... 7 Love, MIN......................... 6 Griffin, LAC....................... 5 Bargnani, TOR................. 6 Ellis, GOL......................... 5 Aldridge, POR.................. 6 Rose, CHI......................... 7 Bosh, MIA......................... 8 Nowitzki, DAL................... 8 Allen, BOS........................ 6 Jennings, MIL................... 6 Anderson, ORL................ 7 Thornton, SAC................. 8 Howard, ORL................... 7 DeRozan, TOR................. 6 Williams, PHL................... 5 D. Williams, NJN.............. 6

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 14 1 .933 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 13 2 .867 Florida................. 0 0 .000 12 3 .800 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 10 4 .714 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 10 4 .714 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 10 4 .714 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 10 4 .714 Georgia............... 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 South Carolina... 0 0 .000 8 6 .571 Tennessee.......... 0 0 .000 7 7 .500 Wednesday’s Games Florida St. 85, Auburn 56 Memphis 69, Tennessee 51 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No Games scheduled Saturday’s Games Florida at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Auburn at Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU, 12:30 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Alabama at Georgia, 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 8 p.m. ———


Southeast Division

W Miami.............................7 Orlando..........................5 Atlanta...........................4 Charlotte........................2 Washington....................0

PTS AVG 209 29.9 167 27.8 211 26.4 183 26.1 154 25.7 126 25.2 144 24.0 119 23.8 139 23.2 146 20.9 165 20.6 161 20.1 120 20.0 119 19.8 138 19.7 155 19.4 134 19.1 111 18.5 91 18.2 104 17.3

PCT .674 .612 .607 .595 .592 .589 .579 .576 .576 .568

Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse 87, Providence 73 Temple 78, No. 5Duke 73 No. 9 Georgetown 73, No. 20 Marquette 70 No. 14 Kansas 67, No. 23 Kansas St. 49 No. 19 Murray St. 76, E. Kentucky 67 Thursday’s Games No. 12 Indiana 73, No. 16 Michigan 71 No. 17 UNLV 89, CS Bakersfield 57 No. 24 San Diego St. 83, San Diego Christian 52 No. 25 Gonzaga 73, Pepperdine 45 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 20 Marquette, 3 p.m. No. 2 Kentucky vs. South Carolina, 3 p.m. No. 3 North Carolina vs. Boston College, 1:30 p.m. No. 4 Baylor at Texas Tech, 12:45 p.m. No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. No. 6 Ohio St. at Iowa, 2 p.m. No. 7 Missouri at No. 23 Kansas St., 12:30 p.m. No. 8 UConn at Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 9 Georgetown at West Virginia, 11 a.m. No. 11 Louisville vs. Notre Dame at 3 p.m. No. 13 Florida at Tennessee, 10 a.m. No. 14 Kansas at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. No. 15 Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 8 p.m. No. 19 Murray St. at Austin Peay, 7 p.m. No. 21 Virginia vs. Miami, 5 p.m. No. 22 Harvard vs. Dartmouth, 1 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 12 Indiana at Penn St., 11 a.m. No. 16 Michigan vs. No. 18 Wisconsin, 12:30 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Wednesday’s Games Southern Miss 78, East Carolina 76 Thursday’s games Valdosta St. 81, Delta St. 61 Alabama St. 81, Jackson St. 78, 3OT Prairie View 55, Alcorn St. 47 Mississippi College 72, McMurry 65 Today’s Games William Carey at Lee, 7:30 p.m. Millsaps at Birmingham Southern, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Ole Miss at LSU, 12:30 p.m. Oglethorpe at Millsaps, 3 p.m. Hardin-Simmons at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. William Carey at Shorter, 5 p.m.


G OFF DEF TOT AVG Howard, ORL................... 7 30 82 112 16.0 Love, MIN......................... 6 36 54 90 15.0 Hawes, PHL..................... 5 11 46 57 11.4 Gasol, MEM..................... 6 13 48 61 10.2 Cousins, SAC................... 7 37 34 71 10.1 Haslem, MIA..................... 8 23 58 81 10.1 Hibbert, IND..................... 6 18 42 60 10.0 Varejao, CLE.................... 6 24 35 59 9.8 McGee, WAS................... 6 18 41 59 9.8 Griffin, LAC....................... 5 16 32 48 9.6


G Rondo, BOS..................7 Lowry, HOU...................6 Calderon, TOR..............6 Paul, LAC......................5 Nash, PHX....................6 Jack, NOR.....................5

AST 75 60 60 49 52 43

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Saturday’s Games Cincinnati at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at New York Giants, Noon Pittsburgh at Denver, 3:30 p.m.

W Philadelphia...................3 Boston...........................4 Toronto..........................3 New York.......................2 New Jersey...................1

60 41 45 52

AVG 10.7 10.0 10.0 9.8 8.7 8.6

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2011-12 Bowl schedule

Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl.............................................................................Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Dec. 17 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl............................................................. Ohio 24, Utah State 23 Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl..............................................................La.-Lafayette 32, San Diego St. 30 Dec. 20 Beef ’O’Brady’s Bowl............................................................................ Marshall 20, FIU 10 Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl.............................................................................TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl..........................................................................Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl....................................................................................Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17 Dec. 26 Independence Bowl.......................................................................Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl....................................................... Purdue 37,Western Michigan 32 Dec. 27 Belk Bowl............................................................................. North Carolina St. 31, Louisville 24 Dec. 28 Military Bowl........................................................................................... Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl............................................................................................ Texas 21, California 10 Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl.....................................................................Florida St. 18, Notre Dame 14 Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl.............................................................................................Baylor 67, Washington 56 Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

30 30 30 30

Armed Forces Bowl.....................................................................................BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl..................................................................................... Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl...........................................................Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl..............................................................................................Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

31 31 31 31 31

Meinke Car Care Bowl................................................................ Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl........................................................................................ Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT Liberty Bowl....................................................................................... Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Fight Hunger Bowl...................................................................................... Illinois 20, UCLA 14 Chick-fil-A Bowl........................................................................................Auburn 43, Virginia 24

Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl...........................................................................................Houston 30, Penn St. 14 Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl...........................................................................South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Jan. 2 Outback Bowl...............................................................................Michigan St. 33, Georgia 30, 3OT Jan. 2 Gator Bowl.....................................................................................................Florida 24, Ohio St. 17 Jan. 2 Rose Bowl..................................................................................................Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl..................................................................................Oklahoma St. 41, Stanford 38, OT Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl.................................................................................Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20, OT Jan. 4 Orange Bowl...................................................................................West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl Kansas St. (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2)....................7 p.m. Fox Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 8 Bowl

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5).........................11 a.m. ESPN Arkansas St. (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3)..............8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 BCS National Championship

LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1).....................7:30 p.m. ESPN

Mississippi Valley State at Alabama State, 5 p.m. Jackson State at Alcorn State, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 8 p.m. ———

Thursday’s Scores

EAST Albany (NY) 89, UMBC 72 CCSU 69, St. Francis (Pa.) 58 Hartford 56, New Hampshire 49 LIU 87, Sacred Heart 81 Loyola (Md.) 61, Manhattan 60 Monmouth (NJ) 73, Mount St. Mary’s 59 Penn St. 65, Purdue 45 Robert Morris 84, Bryant 53 South Florida 74, Villanova 57 St. Francis (NY) 73, Quinnipiac 72 St. Peter’s 65, Canisius 61 Stony Brook 60, Binghamton 54 UMass 80, Fordham 76 Vermont 83, Boston U. 69 Wagner 88, Fairleigh Dickinson 64 SOUTH Alabama St. 81, Jackson St. 78, 3OT Appalachian St. 68, Samford 63 Charleston Southern 91, Campbell 73 Chattanooga 78, W. Carolina 62 Davidson 92, UNC Greensboro 63 FAU 58, Louisiana-Monroe 30 Furman 77, The Citadel 45 Georgia Southern 69, Elon 63 Grambling St. 60, Alabama A&M 55 High Point 63, Presbyterian 57 Louisiana-Lafayette 72, W. Kentucky 70, OT Middle Tennessee 63, Troy 53 Morehead St. 63, Jacksonville St. 55 North Texas 78, South Alabama 73, OT SE Missouri 73, UT-Martin 71 Tennessee Tech 92, Tennessee St. 86 UNC Asheville 94, VMI 85 Winthrop 70, Radford 54 Wofford 75, Coll. of Charleston 58 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 73, Ill.-Chicago 56 DePaul 84, Pittsburgh 81 IPFW 72, IUPUI 67 Indiana 73, Michigan 71 W. Illinois 71, Oakland 61 Youngstown St. 68, Loyola of Chicago 64, OT SOUTHWEST Denver 53, Arkansas St. 50 Oral Roberts 89, N. Dakota St. 80 Prairie View 55, Alcorn St. 47 Texas Southern 73, Southern U. 39 FAR WEST Arizona St. 62, Southern Cal 53 BYU 73, Loyola Marymount 65 Colorado 87, Washington 69 Gonzaga 73, Pepperdine 45 Long Beach St. 55, Cal Poly 50 Montana St. 73, Idaho St. 69 Oregon 78, Stanford 67 Oregon St. 92, California 85 Portland St. 82, N. Arizona 62 S. Dakota St. 75, S. Utah 68 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 78, San Diego 72 San Diego St. 83, San Diego Christian 52 UC Irvine 73, Pacific 69 UC Riverside 60, UC Davis 58 UC Santa Barbara 77, Cal St.-Fullerton 64 UNLV 89, CS Bakersfield 57 Utah 62, Washington St. 60, OT Utah St. 72, Fresno St. 53 Weber St. 76, E. Washington 69


ALABAMA ST. (5-9) White 4-9 5-6 15, Crawford 4-5 1-2 9, Middlebrooks 4-8 6-8 17, Washington 3-10 5-8 13, Butler 6-14 1-5 16, Page 1-3 2-2 4, Mason 0-2 0-0 0, Watts 2-6 0-0 5, Brown 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 25-61 20-31 81. JACKSON ST. (3-11) Coleman 2-2 0-0 4, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Bush 6-13 7-8 20, Howard 4-12 4-5 12, Lewis 0-0 1-2 1, Taylor 1-2 0-2 2, Stewart 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 11-25 3-3 31, Readus 3-5 0-0 6, Gregory 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-64 15-20 78. Halftime—Alabama St. 36-26. End Of Regulation—Tied 55. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 63. End Of 2nd Overtime—Tied 68. 3-Point Goals— Alabama St. 11-30 (Middlebrooks 3-6, Butler 3-7, Washington 2-5, White 2-7, Watts 1-3, Mason 0-1, Brown 0-1), Jackson St. 7-17 (Williams 6-11, Bush 1-2, Howard 0-4). Fouled Out—Bush, Craw-

ford, Williams. Rebounds—Alabama St. 32 (White 7), Jackson St. 50 (Howard 11). Assists—Alabama St. 15 (Middlebrooks 5), Jackson St. 10 (Bush, Lewis 3). Total Fouls—Alabama St. 18, Jackson St. 28. A—650.

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Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Baylor 90, Missouri 46 No. 2 Connecticut 79, West Virginia 60 No. 3 Notre Dame 74, Seton Hall 36 Kansas St. 71, No. 9 Texas A&M 69 No. 13 Texas Tech 58, Oklahoma St. 53 Kansas 72, No. 23 Texas 67 Thursday’s Games No. 4 Stanford 93, Oregon 70 No. 6 Tennessee 80, Georgia 51 No. 11 Kentucky 84, Arkansas 72 No. 12 Miami 78, NC State 68 No. 18 Purdue 63, Wisconsin 52 No. 19 Nebraska 62, Indiana 48 No. 21 Delaware 74, Towson 51 South Carolina 65, No. 24 Vanderbilt 55 No. 25 North Carolina 78, Virginia 73, 2OT Today’s Games No. 5 Maryland vs. Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. No. 7 Duke at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Baylor at Iowa State, 7 p.m. No. 2 UConn at No. 3 Notre Dame, 3 p.m. No. 4 Stanford vs. Oregon State, 4 p.m. No. 8 Ohio State at Michigan, 4 p.m. No. 10 Rutgers vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m. No. 13 Texas Tech at Missouri, 4 p.m. No. 15 Georgetown at South Florida, 6 p.m. No. 17 Green Bay at Milwaukee, 12:30 p.m. No. 20 DePaul at Providence, 1 p.m. No. 22 Penn State vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m. No. 23 Texas at Oklahoma State, 2 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 5 Maryland at No. 25 North Carolina, noon No. 6 Tennessee at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Duke vs. NC State, 1 p.m. No. 9 Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma, 2 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky vs. Mississippi State, 2:30 p.m. No. 14 Louisville at St. John’s, 12:30 p.m. No. 16 Georgia at Auburn, 1 p.m. No. 19 Nebraska at Iowa, 3 p.m. No. 21 Delaware at George Mason, 1 p.m. No. 24 Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss, 2 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-1 La. Pick 4: 9-5-9-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-1 La. Pick 4: 6-8-0-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 1-5-6-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-2-4 La. Pick 4: 7-6-6-5 Easy 5: 3-9-11-29-33 La. Lotto: 2-4-8-20-31-40 Powerball: 21-35-46-47-50 Powerball: 2; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-6 La. Pick 4: 7-6-0-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-9-5 La. Pick 4: 8-5-4-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-9 La. Pick 4: 0-9-6-6 Easy 5: 3-9-11-15-35 La. Lotto: 3-6-9-17-24-35 Powerball: 5-23-25-28-40 Powerball: 34; Power play: 4

Friday, January 6, 2012

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Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino motions to a player against Troy this season.

Vicksburg resident Cody Bryant took down this 8-point buck with a 7mm-08 from 65 yards away. The buck’s rack measured 16 inches on the inside spread. Cody is the son of Jerry and Patricia Bryant.

Arkansas and Kansas State collide in the Cotton Bowl On TV 7 tonight, Fox Kansas St. vs. Arkansas The Cotton Bowl matchup of 10-2 teams tonight is the only postseason game featuring the Big 12 vs. the SEC, which expands next season with the addition of outgoing Big 12 members Texas A&M and Missouri. No other non-BCS bowl had both teams ranked even in the top 15 of the Bowl Championship Series standings, much less the top eight. While Arkansas came into the season with 18 seniors and some big expectations after playing in the Sugar Bowl last season, K-State was picked eighth in the preseason Big 12 poll and then needed a fourthquarter comeback to win its season opener against Eastern Kentucky. The Wildcats, with the emergence of hard-nosed running quarterback Collin Klein and a record number of close victories, went on to finish eighth in the BCS standings, two spots behind Arkansas. “Being here five years and seeing where the program was and where Coach Snyder has taken it means a lot to me, especially my last year, my last go-around,” Wildcats safety Tysyn Hartman said. “They’re certainly a young group that has exceeded whatever the expectations

may have been,” said Snyder, wrapping up his 20th season coaching K-State. “They’ve probably come as far as any football team we’ve had up to this point.” During the three seasons Snyder was away, the Wildcats went 17-20 under Ron Prince. When Snyder came back three years ago, that still wasn’t nearly as bad as things were when he first got to Manhattan in 1989; the Wildcats were 0-26-1 the previous 21⁄2 seasons. Kansas State was 13-12 in Snyder’s first two years this time around before a 7-0 start this season. That included a comeback victory against Baylor when the first interception of the season by Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III led to a go-ahead field goal as the Wildcats overcame a nine-point deficit in the final 6 minutes. That was Oct. 1, the same day Arkansas trailed by 18 points at halftime before winning 42-38 over the Aggies at Cowboys Stadium, the $1.2 billion showplace built by Dallas Cowboys owner and Arkansas alumnus Jerry Jones. Tyler Wilson threw for a school-record 510 yards, including a record 281 receiving by Jarius Wright. The Razorbacks recovered from their loss to Alabama to start a seven-game winning streak before losing the regular season finale at LSU.

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Hornets sting Tigers in overtime By The Associated Press Jeff Middlebrooks scored 17 points, and he and Ivory White hit key baskets for Alabama State in the third overtime of an 81-78 victory over Jackson State on Thursday night. White, who finished with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to put the Hornets (5-9, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) ahead to stay, 72-71, with 3:49 to go. A 3-pointer by Middlebrooks and a jumper by White extended the lead to 77-71. A layup by Willie Readus and a 3-pointer by Christian Williams brought the Tigers (3-11, 1-1) back within a point before Tremaine Butler’s layup made it 79-76 Alabama State with 29 seconds left. Former Vicksburg star Kelsey Howard answered with a layup for Jackson State, but Middlebrooks iced the game with two free throws. Williams led all scorers with 31 points, including a layup that tied the game 68-68 after two overtimes. Jenirro Bush added 20 points and Howard 12 for Jackson State.

Prairie View A&M 55, Alcorn State 47 Montrael Scott scored 18

straight points to help No. 12 Indiana beat No. 16 Michigan. Indiana (14-1 2-1 Big Ten) stayed perfect at Assembly Hall and beat a third ranked team this season — its most in one season since 2005-06. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 points for Michigan (12-3, 2-1) while Jordan Morgan added 12. The Wolverines have lost 14 of their last 15 at Indiana since 1996.

UNLV 89, Cal St. Bakersfield 57 Michigan’s Jordan Morgan puts up a shot while being defended by Indiana’s Victor Oladipo Thursday. points, Marcellus Jackson added 12 points and eight rebounds, and Prairie View A&M held off a furious Alcorn State comeback. Xavian Rimmer led the Braves (2-11, 0-2 SWAC) with 14 points, and Ken McDonald scored 10.

Indiana 73, Michigan 71 Christian Watford scored 25 points, and Verdell Jones broke a late tie with four

Mike Moser and Justin Hawkins both scored 17 points and No. 17 UNLV won its seventh straight game. Moser had 11 rebounds for the Rebels (16-2), who outscored the Roadrunners (7-9) 51-30 in the second half.

SDSU 83, San Diego Christian 52 Junior guard DeShawn Stephens scored a career-high 18 points for 24th-ranked San Diego State. Garrett Green added 14 points, Chase Tapley and Jamaal Franklin had 11 each, and Alec Williams scored 10 for the Aztecs (13-2), who won their sixth straight game.

Bryson Whitaker shot this button buck on private land south of Vicksburg on Nov. 12. The deer weighed 97 pounds and was taken with a .44 Magnum from 90 yards away. Bryson is the son of Wesley and Sherry Whitaker of Redwood.

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A BCS-worthy matchup ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For coach Bill Snyder’s second Wildcat turnaround and 11thranked Kansas State’s surprising season, the Cotton Bowl is an appropriate ending. When the Wildcats first played in the Cotton Bowl 15 years ago, that New Year’s Day game was a watershed moment for a program that had evolved from consecutive winless seasons just before Snyder arrived. They went again at the end of the 2000 season, during a stretch of six 11-win seasons in seven years before the coach’s brief retirement. Seventh-ranked Arkansas, meanwhile, gets another game at Cowboys Stadium, where a stunning second-half comeback against Texas A&M three months ago was a catalyst in a season where the Razorbacks’ only losses are to No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, the two teams playing in the BCS national championship game next week. “I thought the game we played here this year really helped us throughout our season. We came into halftime and we were down 18 points, but our team rallied together. Our leadership really showed up,” Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino said. “To be able to really bring out the competitive spirit that our team showed from that point on, I think carried us throughout the season.”


____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2012 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Jan Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 01 Sun Q 11:00 4:50 11:21 5:11 07:04 05:07 11:46a 12:12a 6:23p 6:02a 02 Mon 11:42 5:31 ----- 5:53 07:04 05:08 12:19p 1:06a 7:07p 6:45a 03 Tue 12:00 6:12 12:23 6:35 07:04 05:09 12:54p 2:01a 7:53p 7:30a 04 Wed 12:42 6:54 1:05 7:17 07:04 05:09 1:34p 2:56a 8:40p 8:16a 05 Thu 1:24 7:37 1:49 8:01 07:05 05:10 2:18p 3:51a 9:30p 9:05a Clay4:44a killed this9:56a deer 06 Fri 2:09 8:22 2:34 8:47 07:05 Kylan 05:11 3:07p 10:22p hunting father 07 Sat > 2:56 9:09 3:22 9:35 07:05 while 05:12 4:01p 5:36awith 11:14phis10:48a on Christmas Eve in Fitler, ____________________________________________________________________________ Four-year-old John Ellis Montgomery was hunting with his Miss. The 8-point, 205-pound Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window father, Jerry Montgomery, when he bagged his first doe. The buck was shot with a 7mmF = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! shot was made with a .223 rifle from a distance of 35 yards. 08 from 200 yards away. DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. The doe weighed 120 pounds. John Ellis is the son of Jerry Kylan is the son of Robert Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W and Speler Montgomery. Cassie Clay. Don't forget to renew your tables atand ____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES


Continued from Page B1. actually see the great plays that we make with the running game.” Sproles led the Saints in rushing with what at first glance might look like a solid but unspectacular 603 yards. Divide that by his 82 carries, however, and it comes out to 6.9 yards per carry. One of his touchdowns this season came on a 36-yard run. Thomas rushed 110 times for 562 yards, or 5.1 yards per carry, and scored five touchdowns. Of the three seasons in which Thomas was mostly healthy and a regular in the New Orleans’ running back rotation, 2011 was his worst in terms of total yards. Still, he could not argue with the Saints’ running-by-committee approach, given the results. “It works for our offense and it works great,” Thomas said. “So I’m not complaining, and as long we’re winning and do good things out there, hey, let’s keep doing it.” Ivory, who started the season on the physically unable to perform list, finished with only 374 yards, but averaged 4.7 yards per carry and scored a 35-yard touchdown last Sunday against Carolina. When Ingram was healthy, the former Heisman winner rushed for 474 yards (3.9 yards per carry). “The importance in this season was to find that balance offensively and the ability to control games at times,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “Short yardage and goal line is something that can be affected by a better running game, but I also think it helps with our play action pass. It’s just one more aspect to our offense that can help us be proficient.” Although Payton’s offenses have led the NFL in four of his six seasons as head coach, the Saints haven’t always been able to run the ball well. Last season, they ranked 28th in the league, in large part because they were beat up. They also ranked 28th in 2007, the one season the Saints had a losing record in the Payton era.

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Continued from Page B1. in the division at 0-3 and is now 2-8-3 overall. WC coach Greg Head said his team had a struggle with the Gators. “It was our first game back since the break and we’re still not 100 percent healthy,” Head said. “That said, I’m wasn’t happy with our first half. We were much better in the second half.” The Vikings had just seven shots in the first half, but still managed an unassisted goal by Chandler Bounds. They stepped up the pressure in the second half with 12 shots. Four came from Ahstin Greer, but each of those were

turned away by Vicksburg’s keeper Marc Grace. Kjellberg, a foreign exchange student from Sweden, finally broke away from his defender and sliced in a goal for a 2-0 cushion. Vicksburg’s best chance to score came off a free kick by Kyle Davidson, but it was caught by WC keeper Baxter Richardson. Grace had nine saves to pace the Gators, while Richardson had three in the shutout for the Vikings.


Friday, January 6, 2012

‘He’s a big ham’

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Torque” — Framed for murder by a drug dealer, a biker, Martin Henderson, must elude lawmen and the brother, Ice Cube, of the dead man./6:30 on HBO n SPORTS College football — Arkansas and Kansas State were left out of the BCS, but get one heck of a consolation prize in the most prestigious of the non-BCS bowls, the Cotton Bowl./7 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — Chuck and Sarah think about the next move for Ice Cube Carmichael Industries; Gertrude approaches Casey with a mission; Jeff and Lester suspect something strange is going on at the Buy More./7 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 Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass performer, 88; Bonnie Franklin, actress, 68; Kim Wilson, rock singer-musician, 61; Jett Williams, singer, 59; Rowan Atkinson, actor-comedian, 57; Nigella Lawson, TV chef, 52; John Singleton, movie director, 44; Julie Chen, TV personality, 42; Alex Turner, rock singer, 26.


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Michelle Obama, seated second left, talks with Jerry Trainor, left, as Miranda Cosgrove, center, Nathan Kress and Jennette McCurdy, right, look on during her appearance on “iCarly.”

First lady makes appearance on ‘iCarly’ Teen star Miranda Cosgrove said she doesn’t usually get nervous about taping episodes of her Nickelodeon comedy, “iCarly,” but that changed when first lady Michelle Obama taped an appearance on the show. “I’ve been doing the show for a long time and I usually don’t get nervous, but having the first lady on the set, I was really nervous,” laughed Cosgrove, 18, in an interview Wednesday. Nickelodeon and the White House want to show support for U.S. military families with a cameo by the first lady on the show. On “iCarly,” Cosgrove plays Carly Shay, the daughter of an Air Force colonel who is serving overseas. In an episode titled, “iMeet the First Lady,” Carly gets upset when her father’s return from active duty is canceled because he is deployed again. Her friends decide to surprise her with a live feed to her father during an iCarly webcast. After Mrs. Obama sees the webcast, she praises Carly for being such a supportive daughter to a father who is serving his country. Cosgrove said that despite being nervous about meeting Mrs. Obama, she found her quite approachable, calling the first lady a “nice, pretty normal person” who even danced with the cast during a regular segment called “Random Dancing.” “It was probably the most fun thing we did. We all just got to let loose and have a good time,” Cosgrove said. The episode of “iCarly” featuring the first lady will be shown Jan. 16 on Nickelodeon at 7 p.m.

Actress Deschanel files for divorce Zooey Deschanel has filed for divorce from her rocker husband of two years. The actress filed for divorce in Los Angeles on Dec. 27 from Ben Gibbard, citing irreconcilable differences. The former couple announced they had broken up in November. The 31-year-old actress stars in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance. Gibbard is the lead singer of the rock band Death Cab Zooey Deschanel and Ben for Cutie, which released the al- Gibbard bum “Codes and Keys” in May. Deschanel and Gibbard were married in September 2009 and have no children together.

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County mulls fines for noisy dogs Hush, puppy. Sullivan County, Tenn., commissioners are talking about fining owners of noisy dogs. A proposal discussed, but not acted upon Tuesday by a committee of commission members, would allow fines each day that a dog is allowed to “bark, howl, or whine in an excessive, continuous, or untimely fashion which disturbs the repose of any citizen, or disturbs the peace and quiet of a neighborhood.” Commission members Joe Herron and Eddie Williams sponsored the proposal, which would let the county fine dog owners $25 to $50 each day their pets were unduly vocal.

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Hawking to turn 70, defying his disease British scientist diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s at 21 CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease. The physicist and cosmologist was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease when he was a 21-year-old student at Cambridge University. Most people die within a few years of the diagnosis, called motor neurone disease in the U.K. On Sunday, Hawking will turn 70. “I don’t know of anyone who’s survived this long,” said Ammar Al-Chalabi, director of the Motor Neurone Disease Care and Research Centre at King’s College London. He does not treat Hawking and described his longevity as “extraordinary.” “It is unusual for (motor neurone disease) patients to survive for decades, but not unheard of,” said Dr. Rup Tandan, a neurology professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Still, Tandan said many longtime survivors had ventilators to breathe for them — which Hawking does not. Hawking first gained attention with his 1988 book “A Brief History of Time,” a simplified overview of the universe. It sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. His subsequent theories have revolutionized modern understanding of concepts like black holes and the Big Bang theory of how the universe began. To mark his birthday Sunday, Cambridge University is holding a public symposium on “The State of the Universe,” featuring talks from 27 leading scientists, including Hawking himself. For 30 years, he held a mathematics post at the university previously held by Sir Isaac Newton. Hawking retired from that position in 2009 and is now director of research at the university’s Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. Hawking achieved all that despite being nearly entirely paralyzed and in a wheelchair since 1970. He now communicates only by twitching his right cheek. Since catching pneumonia in 1985, Hawking has needed around-the-clock care and relies on a computer and voice synthesizer to speak. A tiny infrared sensor sits on his glasses, hooked up to a computer. The sensor detects Hawking’s cheek pulses, which select words displayed on a computer screen. The chosen words are then spoken by the voice synthesizer. It can take up to 10 minutes for Hawking to

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Stephen Hawking speaks on the origins of the universe at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in China.

Milestones • Hawking is born on Jan. 8, 1942, 300 years to the day of Galileo’s death, in Oxford, England. He is the eldest of three children. • In 1963, while studying for his PhD at Cambridge University, Hawking is diagnosed with motor neurone disease, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Doctors give him about two years to live. • Hawking marries Jane Wilde in 1965. They later have three children: Robert, Lucy and Timothy. • In 1979, Hawking is named the Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge, a post previously held by Sir Isaac Newton. • During a 1985 trip to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Hawking catches pneumonia. He requires a tracheotomy and loses the ability to speak. He soon begins using a computer and voice synthesizer. • Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” is published in 1988. The book sells more than 10 million copies. • In 1999, Hawking makes the first of several guest appearances on “The Simpsons.” • Hawking takes a zero-gravity flight in 2007, the first time he is free of his wheelchair in 40 years. formulate a single sentence. “The only trouble is (the voice synthesizer) gives me an American accent,” the Briton wrote on his website. It took Hawking four years to write his last book, “The Grand Design,” missing his publisher’s original deadline. Hawking declined requests from The Associated Press for an interview, but his personal assistant spoke to the AP. Judith Croasdell, Hawking’s personal assistant, described her boss as remarkably patient. After a brief hospital stay, Hawking told her that he spent the time thinking about black holes. Hawking’s rooftop university office is crammed full of memorabilia: family photos, a miniature NASA shuttle and a signed picture of himself with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. On top of physics books sits a disability access guide for the university. Hawking’s fame has led to guest appearances on some of

his favorite television shows including “The Simpsons” and “Star Trek.” His animated likeness from “The Simpsons” has even been turned into an action figure — one of which sits proudly on his office desk. There’s also a Homer Simpson clock that Hawking is known to glare at when visitors are late for an appointment. “He’s a big ham, he loves the spotlight,” said Kitty Ferguson, who’s written two biographies of the physicist. She said he has a wry sense of humor and has programmed his computer to respond to random encounters with people who ask if he’s Stephen Hawking. “No, but I’m often mistaken for that man,” his voice synthesizer deadpans. Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks motor neurons, cells that control the muscles. Patients typically suffer muscle weakness and wasting, become paralyzed and have problems talking, swallowing and breathing. Only about 10 percent of

‘It is unusual for (motor neurone disease) patients to survive for decades, but not unheard of,’ Dr. Rup Tandan

neurology professor patients live longer than a decade. People who are stricken at a young age, as Hawking was, generally have a better chance of surviving longer. Most people are diagnosed between 50 and 70. Life expectancy generally ranges from two to five years after symptoms like slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness set in. Hawking’s personal physicians don’t discuss his condition with the press, Croasdell said. For some reason, the disease has progressed more slowly in Hawking than in most. Al-Chalabi and colleagues are analyzing a DNA sample from Hawking, along with those of other patients, to see if there is something rare about his disease or any genetic mutations that could explain his long survival and if that information could be used to help others. Some experts said the type of care Hawking has, including about a dozen health workers 24 hours a day, might have extended his life expectancy. Hawking says he tries not to think about his limitations. “I have had (Lou Gehrig’s disease) for practically all my adult life,” he says on his website. “Yet it has not prevented me from having a very attractive family and being successful in my work,” he writes. “I try to lead as normal a life as possible and not think about my condition or regret the things it prevents me from doing, which are not that many.”

‘Cable Guy’ tours country for History Channel NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Funny man Dan Whitney, the Blue Collar Comedy crew member known as “Larry the Cable Guy,” says Louisiana and Alaska are among the states that gave him great fodder for the second season of his History Channel show “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy,” which premieres Wednesday. The show takes quirky and humorous approaches to interesting people and places across the country. Season two opens with Whitney’s venture to the Alaska frontier, where he goes on a stakeout with authorities to catch illegal moose hunters, learns some moose calls and helps one of the state’s top moose scientists with an experiment. Whitney said he also made an unannounced visit to the home of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. “She was a good sport,” Whitney said with a laugh. “She didn’t shoot me or

On TV “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” premiers Wednesday at 8 on the History Channel

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anything.” Whitney said he made repeat visits to Louisiana to tape segments for his show because “there are so many interesting things to do there.” During a trip to New Orleans a few months ago, he met with a voodoo priest, ate beignets at Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter, helped decorate a Mardi Gras float and marched in a street parade. He returned to Louisiana in December for a nutria hunting expedition in a south Louisiana swamp. “I didn’t even know what

a nutria was,” said the Kentucky native who now lives in Florida. “My show tries to be funny but informative, too. We talk about why it’s important to get rid of the nutria, how they’re doing a lot of damage down there.” The nutria is a rodent native to South America that is believed to have been accidentally introduced into coastal Louisiana in the 1930s. It wreaks havoc on the state’s fragile wetlands by devouring the roots of erosion-stopping marsh plants. They also damage banks and levees by burrowing. Louisiana holds periodic nutria hunts in which hunters turn in tails as proof of a kill. Whitney said he addresses those subjects in his show and even gets a taste of some fried nutria meat. “It was kind of like eating rabbit,” he said. “It’s a little gamey, but it’s not that bad.” Whitney has been to about 65 cities for the taping of the show’s two seasons. Season two premieres Wednesday at

8 p.m. on the History Channel and includes stops in more than a dozen states, among them Florida, New York, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia and Ohio. The Blue Collar Comedy troupe — formed more than a decade ago — includes comedians Whitney, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Ron White.

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Girl who thinks she’s abused gets scolded by teens Dear Readers: Yesterday I printed letters from adults in response to a letter from “Emotionally Abused in California,” the 15-year-old who felt her mother was treating her unfairly. Today we’ll hear from teenage readers: Dear Abby: I’m a 14-year-old girl. The mom of Emotionally Abused sounds just like mine. I am not allowed to wear clothing that shows too much or get into a car with a boy. I don’t have cable TV. I have to do my laundry, clean my room, cook and hem my own jeans. My parents always know my plans when I’m out with my friends, and I go to church every Sunday. I’m not the perfect daughter, but I’m glad I’m being raised with integrity, responsibility and a whole lot of chores. — Cooperating Teen in New Jersey Dear Abby: From one teen to another: I have heard your same story from friends a



thousand times. You’re not being treated like a criminal. Your mom is doing you a huge favor. She’s preparing you for the real world by making you pay for your own things. And about your friends, she just wants to know who they are. She’s not telling you no, right? She’s trying to protect you. Not everything she does is an attack on you — in fact, it’s the opposite. — Fellow California Teen Dear Abby: I’m an 18-yearold girl and I have never been in trouble. I attend a private school where modesty is the dress code policy. To pay for


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Because in the year ahead most of your hopes and expectations will be founded upon realistic premises and not on wishful thinking, many of your objectives will be accomplished in a pragmatic and realistic manner. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even if you sense that you have the upper hand over another, it doesn’t give you license to take advantage of him or her. Be honest and fair. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — When performing a service for another, keep accurate records of your time, effort and all the parts you’re supplying. If you don’t, a misunderstanding could arise down the line. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Upon occasion, you aren’t too prudent about managing your resources, and this could be one of those times. Be extra careful whenever you have your checkbook in hand. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Keep your lips closed and your vest tight when it comes to important business or personal matters. If you don’t, you can expect a loss of some friends and/ or co-workers. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Stand up for your rights instead of knuckling under to an insulting big mouth. A mouse like him or her might have learned to roar like a lion, but he or she is still just a mouse, in reality. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be extremely careful if you get involved in an arrangement that requires a cash outlay. Make sure you know what you’re doing, where your money is going and what it will get you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It’s commendable to be your own person, but it’s not admirable to gratify your self-interests at the expense of another. Be mindful of how your behavior affects friends or companions. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — When formulating future plans, make sure they are predicated upon actual projections and not callow optimism. Miscalculating your future today could bring you grief on the morrow. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There are some indications that you could be operating on a different plane than your friends. That’s OK if both parties know and accept this. If not, a serious misunderstanding could arise. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It can be courageous to rush in where others fear to tread, but it can also be foolish if you wade into a no-win, no-benefit situation. Don’t try to butt your head against overwhelming opposition. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If it’s difficult for you to distinguish between false apprehensions and real, intuitive perceptions, you might forsake something that would be beneficial. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you are considering making an expensive, uninformed purchase, it might be wise to have a friend who’s in the know check things out for you.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m married and the father of a two-month-old son. I love him more than life. Last year, when I was 19, I was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. That should have made me quit drinking, but it didn’t. I’m still drinking, a lot. My wife begs me to stop drinking. I try, but I just can’t. More than anything, I want to be a good role model for my son. I fear that someday I could be involved in a fatal automobile accident by driving after drinking. I’m willing to do anything. I want to change my life. — P.J., Santa Fe, N.M. P.J.: Asking for help is the first step in becoming sober for life. The vast majority of alcoholics cannot overcome the strong urge to consume alcohol by themselves. There are many treatment centers that can offer assistance. The most widely known is the Alcoholics Anonymous network. AA is a highly successful form of group counseling and support. Please look in the white pages of the telephone book for the number under the listing of Alcoholics Anonymous, or call 1-800-510-2437. Dr. Wallace: My three best friends have formed an “informal” neighborhood hockey team. They play other “informal” hockey teams every Saturday afternoon. I’m a pretty good ice skater and would like to play on the team (age limit 14), but my stepmother won’t let me. She doesn’t want me to catch a cold because the teams play on a frozen pond. All the players dress warmly and actually sweat sometimes during the game. Their parents don’t seem to worry much about colds. — Karl, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Karl: If the threat of catching a cold is the only reason you are not allowed to play hockey outdoors, then your stepmother should contact your family doctor and ask about cold weather and colds. She would be informed that weather has nothing whatsoever to do with catching a cold or the flu. Viruses cause colds and are transferred from one human to another. To reduce your chance of contracting a cold or the flu, wash your hands with soap and warm water several times daily. Keep fingers away from your nose or mouth and never share eating utensils or drinking glasses with anyone. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

tuition to this school, I work every afternoon during the school year and full time during the summer. I’m expected to pay for my own clothes, phone bill and haircuts. If I can’t afford something, I don’t buy it. As long as I live with my parents, I will abide by their rules. My parents have my best interests at heart. Emotionally Abused should be thankful for the many things she has. — Montana Teen Dear Abby: I’m also a 15-year-old Catholic girl. Emotionally Abused should be grateful she can attend church because it means we have religious freedom in our country. She is going to private school, which means her mother loves her enough to put her daughter’s needs ahead of her own. She needs to rethink who is being unreasonable. — Teen in Florida Dear Abby: I would like

to say the following to Emotionally Abused: Our mom makes my brother and me go to church every Sunday and Wednesday. Mom homeschools us, thus making her teacher, principal and mother all in one. I’ll be 17 this month, and I still can’t date. Mom checks my computer regularly. My brother and I have to set the table and eat with her every night. As for visiting Dad, I wish we could see ours every week. Unfortunately, he’s overseas. Mothers like yours are few and far between. If she didn’t love you, she wouldn’t act the way she does. — Laughing Sibs in North Carolina

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

Try home remedies to treat hemorrhoids Dear Doctor K: Please help — I have hemorrhoids. What’s the best way to treat them? Dear Reader: Hemorrhoids are clusters of veins in the lowest part of the rectum and anus that become swollen and distended. You can have hemorrhoids without any symptoms. But hemorrhoids can also have very unpleasant symptoms — rectal pain, itching, soiling and bleeding. Hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous, however, and there are many treatment options. Hemorrhoid symptoms can also be caused by other conditions, including anal warts and fissures, Crohn’s disease and (rarely) anal cancer. So if you have persistent bothersome symptoms that you think are caused by hemorrhoids, it’s wise to see your doctor. There are several helpful home treatments. The first thing you should do is boost the fiber in your diet. Eat highfiber foods (such as prunes, pears, beans, bran cereals and oatmeal), take a fiber supplement (there are many varieties available in drugstores), or both. Fiber softens stools and makes them easier to pass. This reduces pressure on hemorrhoids, which in turn reduces the risk of bleeding, inflammation and swelling. Make sure to take fiber with plenty of fluids. Exercise is another important home remedy for hemorrhoids. Take a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, at least five days a week. Not only does this have a powerfully positive effect on your health, it also is a great way to stimulate your bowels. When you feel the urge, go to the bathroom immediately; don’t wait for a more convenient time. Waiting can cause your bowels to back up, leading to increased pressure and straining. Sitz baths can relieve itching, irritation and muscle spasm. A sitz bath is a warm water bath for the buttocks. Sit in a regular bathtub with a few inches of warm water, or buy a small plastic tub that fits over a toilet seat. Try a 20-minute sitz bath after each bowel movement and an additional two or three times a day. (This works best if you’re retired.) Afterward, gently pat the area dry. Over-the-counter painrelief creams can temporarily soothe pain, irritation and itching. Witch hazel wipes (Tucks) are soothing and have no harmful effects. A small ice pack placed against the anal area for a few minutes may also help. Finally, sitting on cushions rather than hard surfaces can help reduce swelling. If the treatments I’ve discussed don’t help, talk to your doctor. You may benefit from a simple outpatient procedure to treat hemorrhoids. One procedure involves rubber rings tightened around the hemorrhoid. Other procedures, using lasers or infrared light,

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heat the hemorrhoids, causing them to shrink. Injecting a chemical into the hemorrhoids (called sclerotherapy) also can shrink them. If your symptoms continue despite these measures, you may need minor surgery to remove your hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are among the most common “minor maladies of man.” The good news is that, most of the time, simple home remedies can give you great relief.

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Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1685 at Page 0846 Instrument #252861; andWHEREAS, on the 20th day of October, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, assigned said Deed of Trust unto Bank of America, NA successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1528 at Page 744 Instrument #292840; and WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of November, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Michael Jedynak as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1530 at Page 309 Instrument #293431; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 27th day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit:The following described property being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit:All of Lot 130, Hamilton Heights Subdivision, Part 4, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 93 of the Warren County, Mississippi land records.By fee simple deed from Jimmy L. Sweet and Cora L. Sweet as set forth in Deed Book 1130, Page 540 and recorded on 2/9/1998, Warren County records.I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 30th day of December, 2011.Michael Jedynak Substitute Trustee2309 Oliver RoadMonroe, LA 71201(318) 330-9020 DMM/F10-2563 Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

house at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 10 in Block 1 of that survey in the City of Vicksburg known as "Katieville" as shown by plat of record in Book 116, Page 230 of the Warren County Land Records. Also, that part of Lot 11 in Block 1 of that survey in the City of Vicksburg known as "Katieville" as shown by plat of record in Book 116, Page 230 of the Warren County Land Records, described as beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot in Block 1 of said survey, being the Southeast corner of said Lot 11, and running thence in a Northerly direction along the East line of said Lot 11, a distance of 2 feet; thence on an azimuth of 94 degrees 03 minutes, a distance of 62.03 feet; thence on an azimuth of 90 degrees 21 minutes, a distance of 144.69 feet to the West line of said Lot 11; thence on an azimuth of 13 degrees along the West line of said Lot 11, a distance of 6.15 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 11, being the Northwest corner of said Lot 10; thence on an azimuth of 90 degrees 21 minutes, along the North line of said Lot 10, a distance of 208.04 feet to the point of beginning. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 22nd day of December, 2011. Michael Jedynak Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F11-1717 Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

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deed of trust to Michael Lyon, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1651 at Page 797; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007HOA1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HOA1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007 by instrument dated November 21, 2011 and recorded in Book 1530 at Page 364 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007HOA1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-HOA1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated December 9, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1530 at Page 579; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007HOA1, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HOA1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 27, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 58, SHERWOOD FOREST SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 89 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 23rd day of December, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 119 King Arthur's Ridge Vicksburg, MS 39180 11-004000JC Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto U.S. Bank National Association, a National Banking Association, not in its Individual Capacity, but solely in its capacity as Trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 585 #277379; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of September, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 586 #277380; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 27th day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 9, Wicland Place, Part 1, as per map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 2 Page 29. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 27th day of December, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 COC/F09-2685 Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 01. Legals CAPPAERT FAMILY FOUNDATION The annual report is on file for inspection during the next 180 days at 820 South Street during regular business hours. By BancorpSouth Bank, trustee, Cappaert Family Foundation. January 31st 2012 Publish: 1/6(1t)

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI YOUTH COURT DIVISION WARREN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES BY MARGIE SHELTON AND CAYDEN JAMES ROBINSON A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS NEXT FRIEND MARGIE SHELTON PETITIONERS VS. CIVIL ACTION, FILE NO. 11,1372-CO KIMBERLY NICOLE CHAPMAN AND JEFFREY NULL RESPONDENTS COUNTY COURT SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Kimberly Nicole Chapman and Jeffrey Null, who are not to be found in the State of Mississippi on diligent inquiry and whose post office addresses are not known to the Petitioners after diligent inquiry made by said Petitioners. You have been made Respondents in the suit filed in this Court by the Warren County Department of Human Services by Margie Shelton, and Cayden James Robinson, a minor, seeking to terminate your parental rights as those rights relate to said minor and demanding that the full custody, control and authority to act on behalf of said minor be placed with the Warren County Department of Human Services. YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST THE PETITION FILED AGAINST YOU IN THIS ACTION AT 9:00 O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 13TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2012, IN THE COURTROOM OF THE WARREN COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, AND IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND DEFEND, A JUDGMENT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this 4th day of January, 2012. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE, CIRCUIT CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI 39181 BY: R. James, Deputy Clerk Joyce A. Hill Office of the Attorney General P. O. Box 220 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 Telephone No.: (601) 3594215 Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 8th day of May, 2007, and acknowledged on the 8th day of May, 2007, Phillip Hogan, an unmarried man, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Recon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1653 at Page 803 Instrument #245406; and WHEREAS, on the 27th day of August, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, Lp fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing Lp, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1526 at Page 768 Instrument #289942; and WHEREAS, on the 29th day of November, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Michael Jedynak as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the ofSubstitute Trustee's Notice fice of the aforesaid of SaleSTATE OF Chancery Clerk in Book MISSISSIPPICOUNTY OF 1530 at Page 473 Instrument Warren WHEREAS, #293657; and on the 25th day of WHEREAS, default having September, 2007, and been made in the payments acknowledged on the 25th of the indebtedness secured day of September, 2007, Eva by the said Deed of Trust, M. Hayward aka Eva M. and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested Wilson, a married woman, the undersigned so to do, on joined herein by Louis R. the 27th day of January, Hayward, executed and 2012, I will during the lawful delivered a certain Deed of hours of between 11:00 a.m. Trust unto ReconTrust and 4:00 p.m., at public outCompany, N.A., Trustee for cry, offer for sale and will Mortgage Electronic sell, at the west front door of Registration Systems, Inc., the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Missisas nominee for Countrywide sippi, for cash to the highest Bank, FSB, Beneficiary, to bidder, the following desecure an indebtedness scribed land and property sittherein described, which uated in Warren County, Deed of Trust is recorded in Mississippi, to-wit: the office of the Chancery All of Lot 10 in Block 1 of that Clerk of Warren County, survey in the City of VicksMississippi in Book 1685 at burg known as "Katieville" as Page 0846 Instrument shown by plat of record in Book 116, Page 230 of the #252861; andWHEREAS, Warren County Land on the 20th day of October, Records. 2011, Mortgage Electronic Also, that part of Lot 11 in Registration Systems, Inc., Block 1 of that survey in the as nominee for Countrywide City of Vicksburg known as Bank, FSB, assigned said "Katieville" as shown by plat Deed of Trust unto Bank of of record in Book 116, Page America, NA successor by 230 of the Warren County merger to BAC Home Loans Land Records, described as beginning at the Northeast Servicing, LP fka corner of Lot in Block 1 of Countrywide Home Loans said survey, being the SouthServicing, LP, by instrument east corner of said Lot 11, recorded in the office of the and running thence in a aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Northerly direction along the Book 1528 at Page 744 East line of said Lot 11, a Instrument #292840; distance of 2 feet; thence on and  WHEREAS, on the an azimuth of 94 degrees PRIVATE, LOCAL PRACTICE LOOKING FOR A03 23rd day of November, 2011, minutes, a distance of 62.03 ORGANIZED AND EXPERIENCED feet; thence on an azimuth of theMOTIVATED Holder of said, Deed of 90 degrees 21 minutes, a Trust substitutedPand ART-TIME O PTICIAN . distance of 144.69 feet to the appointed Michael Jedynak West line of said Lot 11; as Trustee in said Deed of thence on an azimuth of 13 Trust, by instrument Candiates must possess excellent communication degrees along the West line recorded in the office of the of said Lotintelligence, 11, a distance of skills, reliability, responsibility, aforesaid Chancery Clerk in 6.15 feet to the Southwest and309 personality qualities. corner of said Lot 11, being Book 1530 at Page the not Northwest corner Instrument #293431; and  Duties include but are limited to: of said Lot 10; thence on an azimuth WHEREAS, default having sales • Frame selection of 90 degrees 21 minutes, been made •inOptical the payments the North of said • History of Retail Sales,along • Cutting andline edging of the indebtedness secured Lot 10, a distance of 208.04 by the said Deed of Trust, • Billing optical sales through vision service plans feet to the point of beginning. and the holder of said Deed I will only convey such title • Computer Skills • Contact lens training of Trust, having requested as is vested in me as Substithe undersigned so to do, to on work • Availability Saturdays. tuteon Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, the 27th day of January, this 22nd day of December, 2012, I will during the lawful 2011. Mail Cover Resume, hours of between 11:00 a.m. letter, Michael Jedynak and 4:00 p.m., at publicHistory outCompensation and Expectations Substitute Trustee to: cry, offer for sale and will The Vicksburg 2309 Oliver Road Dept. #3775, Post sell, at the west front door of Monroe, LA 71201 P.O. County Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS the Warren (318) 330-9020 39182 Courthouse at Vicksburg, DMM/F11-1717 Mississippi, for cash to the Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on October 24, 2009, Jeffrey Lee Laubach and Paula Dianne Laubach, husband and wife as joint tenants with right of survivorship executed a certain deed of trust to LSI - Lender's Service, Inc., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1703 at Page 510; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association by instrument dated October 6, 2011 and recorded in Book 1528 at Page 511 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated November 10, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1530 at Page 158; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 20, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: The Following described property: Situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Lot 72 of Openwood Plantation Subdivision, Part III, as shown by Plat of Record in Plat Book 2 at Page 32-33 of the Warren County Land Records. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 21st day of December, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 205 E. Pecan Tree Lane Vicksburg, MS 39183 11-002723JC Publish: 12/30, 1/6, 1/13(3t)

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of December, 2004, and acknowledged on the 23rd day of December, 2004, Odell F. Allen and Tena M. Mace aka Tena Marie Mace, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto William H. Glover, Jr., Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1509 at Page 182; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of August, 2008, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, assigned said Deed of Trust unto US Bank National Association, as Trustee for SASCO Mortgage Loan Trust 2006GEL4, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1484 at Page 123 Instrument Number 259532; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of July, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1484 at Page 124 Instrument Number 259533; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 20th day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 4 of Benard Acres Subdivision, a plat of which is filed for record in Plat Book 3 at Page 12 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 20th day of December, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 COC/F08-1938 Publish: 12/30, 1/6, 1/13(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 22nd day of February, 2007, and acknowledged on the 22nd day of February, 2007, Brian K. Russell, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Recontrust Company, NA, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1641 at Page 553 Number 243221; and WHEREAS, on the 1st day of March, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 680 Instrument Number 276306; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 20 Instrument Number 261916; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 13th day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through 23, inclusive, of the Survey and Subdivision of Part of Parcels 3 and 2 South, of "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was conveyed to Forrest L. McNair and Patsy P. McNair by Merchants National Bank, Trustee for the Lorena Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deed dated September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 19th day of December, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 COC/F08-2309 Publish: 12/23, 12/30, 1/6(3t)

NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF BARBARA LOUISE BREWER McAA CAUSE NO. 2010-087-PR Letters Testamentary in Estate of Barbara Louise Brewer McCaa having been granted to the undersigned on the 4th day of January, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days from the 1st date of publication of this notice which is the 6th day of January, 2012, or they will be forever barred by operation of law. Dated this the 22nd day of December, 2011. /s/ JENNIFER L. DANCZYK EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF BARBARA LOUISE BREWER MCCAA Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 27, 2007, Michele C. Spivey and Montie Spivey, wife and husband executed a certain deed of trust to Michael PUBLIC NOTICE- Warren Lyon, Trustee for the benefit County. Mabrie Gilmor will of Mortgage Electronic be applying for a full pardon Registration Systems, Inc. 30 days from posting for the which deed of trust is of crime of vehicular record in the office of the manslaughter committed Chancery Clerk of Warren 6/1990 charged in this counCounty, State of Mississippi ty and has lived a law abidin Book 1651 at Page 797; ing life since, forgiveness is and sought. If there are objecWHEREAS, said Deed of tions to granting of this parTrust was subsequently don, please contact the Paassigned to Deutsche Bank role Board by phone at (601) National Trust Company, as 576-3520 or fax (601) 576Trustee of the IndyMac 3528. IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007Publish: 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, HOA1, Mortgage 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, Pass-Through Certificates, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, Series 2007-HOA1 under the 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, Pooling and Servicing 12/23, 12/24, 12/25/26, Agreement dated June 1, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 2007 by instrument dated 12/31, 1/1, 1/ 2, 1/3, 1/ 4, November 21, 2011 and 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8(30t) recorded in Book 1530 at Page 364 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007HOA1, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007-HOA1 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated June 1, 2007 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey Trustee by instrument EAD AIN ANKERas dated December 9, 2011 and The minimum requirements for this position includes: recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in · Minimum two (2) years experience as a Main Banker Book 1530 at Page 579; and in the gaming industry WHEREAS, default having ·High school diploma or GED been made in the terms and of said deed of ·Passing company math test conditions trust and the entire debt se·Ability to work at a fast pace with large amounts currency curedofthereby having been declared be due and ·Available to work weekends, holidays and/or any shift to assigned payable in accordance with ·Mississippi Gaming License required the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as AGE ASHIER Trustee of the IndyMac IMSC Mortgage Trust 2007The minimum requirements for this position includes: HOA1, Mortgage ·Minimum one (1) year cash-handling experience Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HOA1 under the ·High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Pooling and Servicing ·Passing company math test Agreement dated June 1, 2007,ofthe legal holder of said ·Ability to work at a fast pace with large amounts currency indebtedness, having ·Available to work weekends, holidays and/or any shift assigned requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to ·Mississippi Gaming License required execute the trust and sell Candidates who submitted an application more than 90 days said landago andshould property in complete a new application accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raisingservice the sums If you want to be part of the excitement and are an experienced customer due thereunder, together professional, visit our website at and click with attorney's fees,on trustee's fees and expense of sale. “work for us” to complete an application or stop by our Human Resources office NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. at 200 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Gary Massey, Substituted (next to Waffle House & Days Inn)Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 27, 2012 Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:00 pm offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at EOE / DRUG FREE the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi,

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 21st day of December, 2004, and acknowledged on the 21st day of December, 2004, Antoinette Woods, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Title First, LLC, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for United Financial Mortgage Corp., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1513 at Page 55 #218834; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of September, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto U.S. Bank National Association, a National Banking Association, not in its Individual Capacity, but solely in its capacity as Trustee for the Terwin Mortgage Trust, Series TMTS 2005-6HE, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 585 #277379; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of September, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 586 #277380; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 27th day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 9, Wicland Place, Part 1, as per map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 2 Page 29. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 27th day of December, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 COC/F09-2685 Publish: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20(3t)

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02. Public Service FREE PUPPIES TO good homes. Labrador/ Bull Dog mix, cute adorable, ready to go! 601-638-4840. FREE TO GOOD homes. Adorable German Shepherd mix puppies. Full of love. 601-636-0540. Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices “Credit problems? No problem!” No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

Warren County Long Term Recovery Committee A non-profit volunteer agency organized to provide for the unmet needs of the Warren County victims of the 2011 flood.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers experienced with construction and design are needed to assist the LTRC in various projects supporting 2011 Flood victims in Warren County. Please call 601-636-1788 to offer support. Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

05. Notices Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

06. Lost & Found REWARD!!

Brown and White Male Sheltie (About 11 inches tall) Looks like Lassie. Last seen at hunting Club property MT Alban/ Warriors Trail about 5pm 1/1/12 (near trailer park and concrete bridge) PLEASE CALL 601-618-5457

Call if you see him (leave message as to where you saw him and your phone) Call if you catch him or find his body! FOUND YOUNG MALE BLACK LABRADOR This sweet dog found me yesterday when he appeared from the woods behind Helping Hands Pharmacy on Hwy 61 N on December 30, 2011. He has no collar, is really thin and very well behaved. If you think he might be your pet, please call Mike or Kristy at 601638-6292.

FOUND! MALE POODLE mix. Black and brown. Camelot area. 601-415-2085.

LOST DOG! 9 POUND CHIHUAHUA. “Justin” is an all white male, lost in the Clay Street/ First North Street area. Reward. 601-630-3276.

LOST DOG! GROWN WHITE MALE Foxhound. Chapel Hills area. 601-415-1504.

LOST! GRAY AND WHITE male Tabby kitten. Wearing a teal collar with a bell, missing from the Dana Road, Deerfield Drive vicinity. 601-6346560, 601-529-0690. LOST! MALE RED Merle Australian Shepherd and Female Yellow Labrador/ Pit Bull mix. Hwy 27 area. 601-529-0116. REWARD $100+ FAMILY loved pet. Female black Labrador- Large, very friendly. Blind in one eye. Needs medication. Has been treated for red mange. Spayed, was wearing pink collar when she went missing. Chases deer, not traffic smart. Always sleeps inside. Missing from Timberlane area. Was seen on Halls Ferry. If seen please call 601-415-2284, 601-6368774.

ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Family pet pig taken from Warriors Trail home. $50 reward for return or for information leading to the return of the pig. Call 769-232-5496.

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NOW HIRING SHIP fitters, Flux Core Welders, Short Arc Welders, Stick Welders, Pipe Welders, and Pipe Fitters. Must have 3 or more years experience. Work located along Louisiana/ Gulf Coast area. Please call 985-542-7881 or Fax resumes to 985-3467882. EOE PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929. PECAN PICKERS NEEDED. Keep half of all you pick. Call 601-630-5439.

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07. Help Wanted LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 BARTENDER, CASHIER, WAITERS needed. Full and part time. Please send resumes to: Dept 3774 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 CEDAR GROVE MANSION Inn & Restaurant, Vicksburg MS Now hiring a front desk clerk. Part time position. Hours and Days vary. Must be willing to work weekends and Holidays. Experience with customer service, computers, phones, reservations and lodging. Send resumes to: COUNSELOR NEEDED FOR a juvenile group home. Must have a Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field. Must have experience working in the substance abuse field. Please fax your resume to 318-5744093, attention Janet. LOCAL COMPANY LOOKING for a qualified individual who is seeking long-term employment. We have a full-time position for an experienced and dependable HVAC technician. 2 or more years experience required. Please fax your resume to 601-636-1475. EXPERIENCED FRONT DESK and house keeper needed. Apply in person. No phone calls. Battlefield Inn.

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED Apply in person only at:

Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.

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APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR A PRESSMAN. Experience helpful, but will train the right person. Some nights and weekend work required. Position includes benefits. Applications taken at the front desk of The Vicksburg Post, Monday- Friday, 10am until 2pm ONLY! No phone calls, please.

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FULL BLOODED AUSTRALIAN Shepherd puppy. Small type, black tri-colored male. $100. 601-4151373.

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

15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.

WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Finding the pet you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

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New Shipment from New Orleans! 619 Crawford Street (beneath Cinnamon Tree)


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PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Just in time for extra Christmas cash, Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781. WANTING TO PURCHASE all types of used construction equipment. Call Mark at 337-439-6608.

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

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville and


OAK FIREWOOD $70 ½ cord, $40 Ÿ cord. Free Delivery and Stack. 601-2187579.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

TANNING BED. 16 bulb Suntanna, one owner, new bulbs, 110 outlet. $800. 601-218-1458. THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation.


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn.

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19. Garage & Yard Sales

D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

10030 HIGHWAY 61 South at Yokena, Friday, Saturday, 10am- until, 21 inch t.v., small generator, clothes, miscellaneous, too much to list!

200&203 HARRIET AVENUE, off John Allen, Saturday 7am- 2pm. Furniture, Shiatsu massage cushion, paintball gun, slow cooker, dishes, toys, paper, pens, books, TV, radio, clothes, shoes, lamps, car seat, more.

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

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

24. Business Services CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION

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

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


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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932




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SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY • Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.

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• Lake Surrounds Community


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

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

ALL MOBILE HOME OWNERS! Single or double wide. Insulate with a new mobile home roof over kit. 2" foam insulation on top of your home with 29 gauge steel roofing. Guaranteed to save 25- 30% on heating/ cooling bill. 20 colors to choose from. Financing available with no money down. Also custom insulated mobile home windows. Free estimate. Donnie Grubbs. Toll free 1-888-339-5992


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State licensed and Bonded

Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

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

CARY, MS. 3 bed, 2 bath home, 4.5 lots. Shown by appointment only. Asking $115,000. 601-824-0270.

DIRT, SAND, CLAY gravel, 6/10. Anywhere and Anytime. 601-218-9233, 601-638-9233.


Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. South county, carport, basement. $35,000. 601529-0829.

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

Dozer, Track hoe, Form setting, Concrete, Demolition work. 601-218-9233 • 601-638-9233

34. Houses For Sale

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

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

1116 HARRISON STREET, Multi-family, Saturday 7am-Noon. Household items, collectibles, home dĂŠcor, clothing, and much more.

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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.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376.

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale


EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185.


14. Pets & Livestock


Stop looking, Start living!

Ask about our Holiday special! 601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

YOU ARE ALWAYS A WINNER...... When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!

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


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

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 Eagle Lake - 16853 Hwy 465, 2 story apartment 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1BR /1BA downstairs, lakefront, deck, pier, completely furnished, reduced, make offer. 50 Sullivan Cove - 2 story, 2BR/1BA up, 1BR down, everything new, flooring to roof, deck, community pier, boat launch, 2 lots, $130,000 Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate HOUSES FOR SALE 1862 MLK 807 First North LAND FOR SALE 801 First North Farmer St. Bl. 3 Call 601-942-1838

Licensed in MS and LA

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, GATED, HAS IT ALL. 1 bedroom/ 2 bedroom, $450/ $550. Washer/ dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Formal dining/ living, den, hardwood floors, 2000 square feet, $1150. 601-831-0066. EAGLE LAKE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, furnished, largest pier on lake. Beautiful view. $1,250 monthly, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 1 BEDROOM, and RV's for rent Some with utilities furnished, no pets, deposit required. 601-301-0285. 118 RIDGEVIEW. COUNTRY lot. Nice, 3 bedroom 2 bath. $575 plus deposit and references. 601-638-6660. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 16x80 singlewide. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air. $18,375. 601916-9796, 662-417-2354. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. NEED A HOME? Credit been a problem? Call the Credit Experts “Guaranteed Credit Approval!� 601-9169796, 662-417-2354. OWNER FINANCE, NO CREDIT CHECK! 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with land. Must have $5,000 deposit. Call Buddy, 601-941-2952. USED DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, will deliver and set-up. Only $30,000. 662-4172354, 601-916-9796.


Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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

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







35. Lots For Sale BEAUTIFUL 3.03 ACRES, ready for building. Bill Strong Road. Price reduced to $17,000. 601-2187816 , 601-218-9984.

37. Recreational Vehicles

4 WHEEL DRIVE Electric hunting golf cart. Rough and tough. 48 volt, street legal. All accessories. Must see!! $5,500. Sacrifice. 60-4152224.

40. Cars & Trucks YEAR END SPECIAL!!

2003 Buick Rendevous $955 Down $176 Bi -Weekly Gary’s Cars 601-883-9995

1985 JEEP RENEGADE 4 wheel drive, 6 cylinder, soft top. Runs Great!! 601415-2224. $5,500 Sacrifice. 1996 CROWN VICTORIA. Loaded, good condition. $4,000. 601-218-2030.

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