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TODAY IN HISTORY 1811: Charles Deslondes leads an uprising by hundreds of slaves in the Territory of Orleans in presentday Louisiana. (The revolt, which claimed two lives, failed on its third day, and Deslondes and many of his followers were killed by federal and local troops.) 1918: Mississippi becomes the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which establishes Prohibition. 1935: Rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley is born in Tupelo. 2001: Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined a quarter of a million dollars for extorting payoffs from businessmen applying for riverboat casino licenses. 2010: Vice President Joe Biden’s mother, Jean Biden, dies in Wilmington, Del., at age 92.

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg National Military Park historian Terry Winschel sorts through Capt. William Titus Rigby’s field desk after its delivery Friday.

Civil War-era relic finds way to military park By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

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In late June 1863, William Titus Rigby was the 22-year-old second lieutenant of Company B, 24th Iowa Infantry, when he and his men were sent to Vicksburg to support, in the trenches, the Union’s efforts to capture the city. As part of his duties, Rigby kept many of the company’s records, including muster lists, pay vouchers, issuance of clothing receipts and ammunition supplies. Nearly 150 years and at least 2,000 miles later, Rigby’s field desk, complete with its hand-drawn checkerboard writing surface, and many of his official papers have come back to Vicksburg, where they will be catalogued and eventually displayed at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Park historian Terry Winschel received it Friday with a big smile, immediately digging in to explore the desk’s contents. “I’m looking forward to going through each and every one of

Today, the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Old Court House Museum will kick off the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a reenactment of Mississippi’s secession and the “First Guns in the West.” At 10 a.m. on the east side of the Old Court House Museum: • Reading of the “Mississippi Causes of Secession” and “Mississippi Ordinance of Secession.” • Lowering of the 1861 U.S. flag and raising of the Confederate “Bonnie Blue Flag.” • Artillery salute by cannon fired from near the Levee Street Depot. these items to see what they may be,” Winschel said, peering into the foot-locker-like desk and pulling out photographs, a packet of letters in their original envelopes, ledgers and orders. “This is quite a treasure trove.” The windfall is a prize Winchel has worked years to win for the VNMP

• Lecture on the attitude of Vicksburg toward secession and its effects on the city, given by Jeff Giambrone, a Bolton native, former Old Court House historian and author. At 2 p.m. atop Fort Hill inside the VNMP: • Re-enactment of Vicksburg’s firing on the commercial steamboat A.O. Tyler. • Interpretive program by VNMP staff on the event and surrounding facts. Admission to both events is free, but the $8 per vehicle charge to enter the park for tours will apply. — meeting, corresponding with and making the “bold request” that the desk’s owner, Mount Vernon, Iowa, resident Nyla McCall, donate it. “I’m thrilled,” he said. “I’ve been working on this for almost 20 years.” Though she previously loaned the See Relic, Page A7.

Candidacy filings by 3 wrap up first week of qualifying By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Three more incumbents became official candidates to county-level offices Friday as the first week of qualifying ended. Central District Constable Randy Naylor and justice court judges Eddie Woods Jr. and Jeff Crevitt filed to run in party primaries Aug. 2. Naylor, 56, and Crevitt, 47, will run as Democrats; Woods, 45, filed as a Republican. Naylor first won the post of justice court paper server in 2007. The justice court

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bench, usually buried on the state and county election cycle ballot every four years, appears for the third straight year in 2011. Crevitt won a special election for the office’s southern district in 2009 following the death of his father, and the central

district’s James Jefferson won a special contest last year to fill the unexpired term of RichRandy ard BradNaylor ford. Woods, elected from the northern district, is seeking his third term to the position. Justice court judges preside over small-claims cases, misdemeanor offenses outside city limits and state traffic offenses. Offices for governor and

lieutenant governor will lead off the ballot later this year, with local races including supervisor and sheriff. District 1 Supervisor David McDonald plans to run for re-election to his county board seat. District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon filed Thursday. Jefferson and County Prosecutor Ricky Johnson qualified earlier in the week. Qualifying runs through March 1 for county and statewide races and June 1 for legislative offices. Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 8.

A Warren County teen charged with killing his mother’s live-in boyfriend early Thursday was ordered held in jail without bond on Friday. Jeremy Blake Bowlin, 18, 3400 U.S. 80, Lot 4, was being held without bond because he was under indictment for grand larceny and burglary charges when the killing occurred, Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt said. On Feb. 13, Bowlin was charged with breaking into a car in the 100 block of Turnberry Drive and also being in possession of a stolen Timothy Wayne Harmon weapon. He was charged with a home burglary April 28. Blake is accused of killing 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Harmon just before 4 a.m. Thursday in the door of the trailer they shared with Bowlin’s mother, Christine Bowlin, 37. Warren County investigator Chris Satcher told the court that Bowlin said Harmon had fired at him first. “The investigation shows See Killing, Page A7.

Mother of slain teen suing VHA By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com A wrongful death and negligence lawsuit has been filed against the Vicksburg Housing Authority by a woman whose 16-year-old son was stabbed to death on VHA property on New Year’s Eve, 2009. In the suit filed this week, Lisa King says the VHA had a responsibility to provide proper security, and their failure to do so was “a breach of their duty” to residents. King’s son Terry Tamal Robinson died just before midnight in the Waltersville Estates development off North Washington Street. See VHA, Page A7.


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Seventh arrested in city cocaine bust The cousin of two men arrested earlier this week with four others in what authorities called a major Vicksburg cocaine sales ring was charged Friday as part of the investigation. Carlton Thomas, 34, 1816 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was arrested at Carlton Thomas 9:30 a.m. at the Warren County Courthouse, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. He was charged with sale of cocaine, Stewart said. Thomas was arrested when he appeared in Circuit Court on an unrelated, but similar, drug charge that resulted in a 2001 indictment, Stewart said. He was being held without bond because of the outstanding indictment, the lieutenant said. Thomas’ cousins, Derrick Thomas, 31, 610 Martin St., and Antonio Thomas, 27, 902 Blossom Lane, were among the group of six men rounded up by police Wednesday. The others were Caris London, 28, 1614 First East St.; Keith Wilson, 28, 124 Lovers Lane; Frederick Hill, 28, 1720 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; and Vance Gray, 28, 902 Cairo Drive. Chief Walter Armstrong said the arrests came after a six-month investigation. During the arrests, police found about $600 in crack cocaine, two handguns and $750. Bond amounts were set at $20,000 for Antonio Thomas, $90,000 for London and $150,000 for Gray, and after posting bonds the three were released from the Warren County Jail on Friday. Derrick Thomas was being held without bond for the Mississippi Department of

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Paramedics prepare to take Mary Spencer Lee, 64, 1710 Bodley St., to River Region Medical Center after she was hit by a car while crossing Adams Street, at Clay Street, Friday.

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Corrections because he was on probation for a conviction in a 1999 armed robbery. Hill has a hold from MDOC for a conviction of auto burglary in March and was also denied bond, as was Wilson, who had been indicted by a Warren County grand jury in July for the sale of cocaine and was out on a $10,000 bond while awaiting trial.

City woman serious after Oak Ridge wreck A woman whose car ran off Oak Ridge Road Friday afternoon was in serious condition at University Medical Center, said Patricia Guilfoyle, a spokesman for the Jackson hospital, Friday

night. Ada McBroom, 75, 3515 Manor Drive, was taken to River Region Medical Center before being transferred to UMC. McBroom told deputies she was southbound on the county road near Tucker Road when her 1995 Oldmobile Cutlass Ciera hit dirt that had been dumped at the spot in the past few days. The dirt blocked passage to a gully about 40 feet below. She told deputies at the scene that she lost control of the vehicle because she had been eating while driving. McBroom was not cited, sheriff’s records showed.

City woman struck by car at Adams, Clay

River Region Medical Center Friday night after she was struck by a vehicle earlier while crossing Adams Street. Mary Spencer Lee, 64, 1710 Bodley St., had started to cross Adams at Clay street when she was hit by a gray Cadillac SLS driven by Cozell Gillian, 60, 2015 Vermont St., Vicksburg police patrolman Jonathan Tillman said. Witnesses told authorities the vehicle had started to take off when Lee crossed the road. Gillian, a retired traffic captain with the Vicksburg Police Department, was not cited for any traffic violations, Tillman said. River Region spokesman Diane Gawronski said Lee was in good condition.

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Pine St., Rolling Fork — possession of contraband in a jail or correctional facility, Oct. 10. • Kenneth Christopher Hunt, 36, 117 Ripley St., Mayersville — grand larceny, Aug. 14. The Issaquena County Grand Jury meets twice

annually. It is next scheduled to convene June 13 with Circuit Judge M. James Chaney presiding. In addition to reviewing criminal cases and deciding if there is enough evidence to go to trial, the panel of 18 jurors also met with law enforcement, toured the jail and courthouse and issued a report of recommendations. Included on the report were

requests for more recordstorage space in county offices; repairs at the courthouse, jail and sheriff’s department; and the need for additional funding for law enforcement salaries and training. In Warren County Circuit Court, no sentences or revocations were reported for the week ending Friday.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Explore Spiders — Children’s program, 10 a.m. Jan. 15, for ages 6-8; 2 p.m. for ages 9-12; preregistration and payment required to hold spot; each class $10; 601-442-2901 or hjc@mdah.state.ms.us; Historic Jefferson College, in Washington, near Natchez. Mixed Nuts! — Will resume in

City native killed in bus crash in Egypt By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

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CLUBS Ashmead DAR Chapter — 10 today; annual business meeting; Main Street Market. Fashion Explosion — 7 tonight; featuring fashions from Dress Barn, Lane Bryant and Martha’s Fashion; $10; St. Mary’s Center; Barbara Johnson, 601-636-9597; Dorothy Holmes, 601-638-5284; sponsored by National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club. 412th Theater Engineer Command — 7 a.m. Tues-

day; no-host alumni breakfast; Shoney’s, 3316 Pemberton Square Blvd. PRAM River City Chapter — Noon Tuesday; Caron Blanton, 2010 state PRAM president will install the 2011 Board of Directors; Leigh Cook, 601802-1009; Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service conference room; Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Erma Driver, Child Abuse Prevention Center, speaker. Vicksburg-Warren JSU National Alumni Association — 6 p.m. Tuesday; regular meeting; Jackson Street Center. TIES-Young Professionals Get Together — 5-7 p.m. Tuesday; free; light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar; Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive. Lions — Noon Wednesday; speaker: Alan Arendale, Warren Central High School band director; subject: Lions Band auditions; Jacques’.

A Vicksburg native was among eight people killed in a Dec. 26 tour bus crash in southern Egypt, and services are set for next week, at 11 a.m. Friday, at Bayview Baptist Church in San Diego. Jean Clay Byrd, a retired teacher who had been living in San Diego, was with other tourists headed from Aswan to the temples of Jean Clay Abu Simbel Byrd a l o n g L a ke Nasser when the bus ran into a sand truck parked on the side of a one-lane desert road. She was 66. Byrd was born in Vicksburg in 1944 and graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School. After attending Jackson State and Alcorn State universities, Byrd moved to California and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Diego State University. “She was a very outgoing person,” said Bobbie Bass of Vicksburg, Byrd’s freshman year roommate at Alcorn and longtime friend. “She was the type of person who loved people, especially children.” Byrd had been to Africa twice, and the trip to Egypt was her first, Bass said. “She went everywhere, and she wasn’t afraid,” Bass said, adding the two were to see each other next year at their 50-year class reunion. Byrd taught at Silver Gate Elementary in suburban Point Loma when she retired about four years ago. She was a volunteer math teacher in the area after retirement, and taught Bible study while also doing volunteer work to help the homeless. She is survived by a son, Jason Byrd, of San Diego; a daughter, Donielle Byrd, of Houston; five sisters, including Joyce Joiner, of Vicksburg; two brothers; numerous friends; and the Rosa A. Temple class of 1962. Memorials may be sent to the Byrd family, 5988 Old Memory Lane, San Diego, CA, 92114.

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CAP Center grateful The Exchange Club of Vicksburg would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of our volunteers, partners and friends. Special thanks to our CASA and Mentorship volunteers, who make a significant difference in the lives of children. We celebrate the many loving individuals and agencies whose generosity filled our hearts with joy as we shared the gift of giving at our annual Christmas party. Together, 2010 has been all we could hope for. The Vicksburg Child Abuse Prevention Center looks forward to serving the community in 2011. From all of us, to all of you, Happy New Year! Erma Driver CAP Center


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Sam E. Angel, left, of Lake Village, Ark., is sworn in Friday by Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh to a new term on the Mississippi River Commission. Angel was first appointed to the commission by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. He was sworn in Friday to his fourth,

nine-year term. The MRC, headquartered downtown at the Mississippi Valley Division, oversees operations for the entire Mississippi River. The MRC is led by Walsh, who is commander of the MVD.

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two young children were called “demon spawns from hell” by a woman who beat them during hours of torture while bound with duct-tape and let them die, according to testimony at a hearing Friday. But in other testimony, the children’s father, 27-year-old John DeBlase, was accused of killing his children with rat poison and dumping their bodies in the woods of south Mississippi and Alabama. The conflicting testimony was given at a preliminary hearing for DeBlase and his common-law wife, 22-year-old Heather Leavell-Keaton. The

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aggravated child abuse and abuse of a corpse. Testimony related by Angela Prine of the Mobile Police Department included the claims by DeBlase that Natalie died March 4 after LeavellKeaton duct-taped her hands, feet and mouth and put her in a suitcase. DeBlase said Chase died June 20 after Leavell-Keaton got angry during potty training and the child urinated on himself. She duct-taped his hands and legs, bound a broomstick behind his back, and later stuffed a sock in his mouth, according to the father’s testimony.

Snowy Sunday in state’s forecast By The Associated Press Snowy weather could hit the state on Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts. A total of 5 to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi, with light flurries farther south. The National Weather Service in Memphis said there is more than a 70 percent chance for snow in north Mississippi beginning Sunday, with an 80 percent Sunday night and a 50 percent during the day on Monday. With the snowfall, there is

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Legislature Show ponies and workhorses From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: As the 2011 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature convenes, it would be good for everyone to remember the difference between show ponies and workhorses. Show ponies are good for momentary entertainment and a few moments of escape from the cares of everyday life. But when the show’s over and there’s hard work to be done, the show ponies are retired to their stalls and the workhorses are brought out. Show ponies barely break a sweat. Workhorses work themselves into a lather. Show ponies perform in a spotlight. Workhorses begin their labors early and continue them past daylight — day after day until the job is done. As an institution, the Mississippi Legislature has some show ponies

and some workhorses among the 174 senators and representatives. The lobbyists and special interests know that. The press knows that. Legislative colleagues know that about their members. The 2011 session is going to require the services of workhorses, not show ponies. The crafting of the Fiscal Year 2012 state budget — with the loss of federal stimulus funds, a flat economy and revenue collections that are essentially stagnant — will be a difficult task that requires courageous actions. Legislative redistricting is a difficult task and one that could force Mississippi taxpayers to needlessly bear the expense of back-to-back legislative elections if lawmakers lose control of the process and it falls into partisan bickering. Finally, the state is preparing for

courthouse-to-statehouse elections. That is a process that is taxing on public officials and the voters and taxpayers alike. Given the challenges of the budget, redistricting and prepping for statewide elections, there should be precious little time during the 2011 session for “show pony” legislators who trot out bills simply to allow them some face time on TV or a chance to earn a campaign contribution from a special interest group. ... The legislative leadership — Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and House Speaker Billy McCoy — will set the tone for whether this is a session dominated by show ponies or workhorses. McCoy’s work ethic is legendary. Bryant’s forte has been to give committee chairman substantive responsibilities and hold them accountable. In 2011, both leaders will need their own best efforts.

Judicial confirmation process frustrating The Greenwood Commonwealth: The prevailing politicizing of the judicial confirmation process is not just unfair and frustrating to the nominees. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in his year-end report, criticized both parties for holding up qualified nominees on no more grounds than that they were chosen by a president of the opposite party. When George W. Bush was in the White House, Senate Democrats would block the Republican president’s choices. Now the Republicans are playing tit-for-tat, holding up the nominees of Democrat Barack Obama. Before adjourning last month, the Senate failed to act on 19 judicial nominees, including James Graves Jr., the Mississippi Supreme Court justice

tabbed by the president to fill a vacancy on a federal appeals court. Thirteen of the stalled nominees, including Graves, had received unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel that vets nominees to make sure they are qualified to serve. Graves even had the endorsement of both of Mississippi’s Republican senators. Still, his nomination languished, leaving the president to try again with the new Congress. Such gridlock in the confirmation process creates bottlenecks for the justice system, Roberts said, overloading judges in the understaffed districts with “extraordinary caseloads.” As a result, cases hang on without resolution for inordinately long periods of time.

The Senate does have a responsibility to ensure that judges appointed to the federal bench are ethically and intellectually fit for the responsibility. These are lifetime appointments, and a mistake can be hard to undo. Too many times, though, the impasse in the Senate has nothing to do with credentials. It’s all about whether the nominee is perceived to have philosophical leanings that are contrary to the party that’s not occupying the White House. Roberts urged both parties to come up with a “long-term solution to this recurring problem.” The solution is for senators to agree to stick to judging nominees based on qualifications and their track record, not on their political friends.

Qualifying deadline a county nightmare Enterprise-Journal, McComb: The March 1 qualifying deadline, set in the early 1990s, was nothing more than an “incumbent protection” statute, designed to discourage challengers and alert lawmakers if they had opposition long before their election-year session ended. This year, the early deadline, if it stands as is, is going to create chaos for counties. There is not going to be a single county in this state, if it has to redraw election boundaries as a result of population changes, that is going to have the work done and approved by federal authorities prior to March 1.

Three redistricting consultants, all of whom would like the contract for helping a Delta County redraw its lines, were of one accord on this point: It’s not going to be finished by March 1. With census figures not done until February, there simply is not enough time to finish on time. What that means, most likely, is a lot of confusion and unnecessary expense for taxpayers. The last time a similar situation occurred 10 years ago, elections in some counties had to be held twice — once under the old lines, and a year later under the new. The Legislature recognized the prob-

lem for itself and has pushed its qualifying deadline back to June 1 next year. It did not do anything, though, about other offices that will be impacted by redistricting — supervisors, constables, judges at all levels, and transportation and public service commissioners. When lawmakers return to the Capitol, they need to immediately fix this omission. They should really move the qualifying deadline to June 1 for everyone seeking office in 2011. In fact, while they are at it, they should just make June 1 the deadline from here forward. Five months of politicking is plenty long.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mrs. J.E. Jones dies. • John F. Flood dies at his home on Holly Street. • Mayor R.F. Beck is paying all debts due by the city.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

Dr. H.B. Wilson is re-elected county physician. • G.L. Larr is named patriarch of Vicksburg Encampment No. 1, 100F.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Frank Campbell, prosecuting attorney for the 9th Circuit Court District, takes the oath of office from Circuit Judge John Ellis after receiving his commission from the Secretary of State. • Billy Lynn of LeTourneau community shows off a 14-point buck he killed Jan. 4. It weighed 275 pounds.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911

The auto of Dr. D.P. Street, failing to work properly, crashes into a bank on East Clay Street. • George Yoste Jr. dies.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Sgt. and Mrs. E.S. Fowler return from their honeymoon trip.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

Harry R. Austin dies. • James J. Mundy dies of a heart attack.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941

C.J. O’Neill Jr., Henri Bauni, T.B. Tennant and J.A. Lundy, of O’Neil McNamara Hardware Company, are in New Orleans to attend a Frigidaire convention.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951

J.D. Dowdy of Tallulah dies in the state’s portable electric chair for the slaying of Walter Dorman, Hattiesburg house painter.

1940 of Carr Central High School holds a reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tohill. • Mrs. Katherine Brewer is installed as president of the Warren County Chapter, Mississippi Restaurant Association. • Mrs. Rose Murray dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reese return from a visit in Alexandria, La. • Mrs. Willie Mitchell, Utica resident, dies. • Randolph Scott stars in “Man in the Saddle” at the Joy Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

Frank Sinatra stars in “Dirty Dingus Magee” at the Joy Theatre. • The class of

A lot on the south side of Dewitt Street is chosen as the site of Vicksburg’s first Habitat for Humanity home. • With the Mississippi River creeping toward a predicted crest of 44 feet on the Vicksburg gauge, more and more people are leaving floodprone areas. • Ira L. “Nick” Nichols dies. •

10 YEARS AGO: 2001

Vicksburg education and housing leader James Stirgus Sr. is named to the Mississippi Ethics Commission. • Thomas Williams of Utica wins $1,000 in the Pemberton Square Holiday Place Giveaway.

The old mill has gone the way of all America’s textile industry: bankrupt or overseas. The hull sits empty, too big to tempt entrepreneurs in sour times.

Norma Rae no longer lives here OPELIKA, Ala. — I used to know every street and landmark in this old town. Twice I worked for the newspaper here, once as a lowly intern, later as a reporter. Towns change. People generally do not. As a newlywed, I lived in a red-brick rental right beside the police station. The location made some of our friends nervous. We painted the kitchen bright yellow, the better to learn how to cook. Most of the cooking was done in a pressure cooker, which made dry beans edible and tough meat tender. Not to mention a satisfying, alternating hissing and rattling sound. If the meal turned to mush, you still got good audibles. The landlord was a nice man, Dutch Higginbotham, whose name now graces a building of a local community college RHETA and a road. He didn’t gRIMSLEY care how we altered the house, so long as we paid the rent on time. We usually did. The movie “Norma Rae” was filmed here while I was working for the paper. Its star, Sally Field, came to town and wore sunglasses to the grocery store. Everybody recognized her anyhow. One scene was filmed at the little Golden Cherry Motel. The Golden Cherry is still in business, with fresh aqua paint as trim. I wouldn’t mind spending a night or two there. It’s infinitely more inviting than a Hampton Inn, for instance. You can park your vehicle right outside your door. Sally Field was dating Burt Reynolds at the time, and he made an appearance on “The Tonight Show.” Burt was wearing a T-shirt that asked the arrogant question: “Where the hell is Opelika?” The movie was about the unionization of a textile-mill town. Norma Rae was the unlikely heroine. A lot of my friends got parts as extras in the scene when the all-important union vote was taken. Having seen the sausage being made, we were surprised how good the movie was when it finally appeared onscreen. We saw it several times to catch glimpses of our hometown stars. The old mill has gone the way of all America’s textile industry: bankrupt or overseas. The hull sits empty, too big to tempt entrepreneurs in sour times. The newspaper isn’t where it used to be. There’s now a fine new plant at the edge of town. The old office was in a converted warehouse and had a perverse charm. I loved working football Saturdays, when you could wear bluejeans and leave the radio on loud during an Auburn game. One Yankee fan used to call from Minnesota or Michigan or one of those “M” states and ask that the phone be left off the hook for the game’s entirety. Such loyalty impressed me, especially considering what a struggle it was to pay my own phone bill. The photographers would straggle in after the game with dozens of rolls of film to be developed. It was magical watching the game you had heard on the radio come to life beneath a red light in darkroom trays. If Auburn won, the headline sizes were the size usually reserved for war. I’d love to be working in that old plant Jan. 10 this year, using the defunct technology, running a headline through the wax machine and sticking it on the blank paste-up page: TIGERS KILL DUCKS; AUBURN NUMBER ONE.

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• Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.


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After the spill

‘Biggest cover-up’ in U.S. history, outspoken official says on tour PORT SULPHUR, La. (AP) — Federal and Louisiana officials got into a heated argument Friday over the cleanup of oiled marshes during a tour of an area that remains fouled 8 1/2 months after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. State and Plaquemines Parish officials took media on a boat tour of Barataria Bay, pointing out an area where oil continues to eat away at marshes and protective boom is either absent or has been gobbled up by the oil. The heavily saturated area that reporters saw was 30 feet to 100 feet wide in sections. No cleanup workers were there when reporters toured the area. The marshes are critical to the Louisiana coast because they protect the shore from hurricanes and serve as a nursery for Gulf sea life. “This is the biggest coverup in the history of America,” Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser told reporters, gesturing with his gloved right hand, which was covered in oil. Nungesser was accompanied by Robert Barham, the secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. As the two were answering questions from reporters, representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration interrupted to point out that a plan is being developed to clean up the marshes. They also insisted that the government has not abandoned the Gulf, nor has it lost sight of the fact that BP is a responsible party. “Clearly there is oil here in the marsh but we are working

Plaquemines ParisH President Billy Nungesser has been a frequent and outspoken critic of the cleanup effort ever since oil from the April 20 accident began infiltrating the environmentally delicate Louisiana coast line.

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Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, left, challenges Coast Guard Commander Dan Lauer over oil spill cleanup during a tour of Bay Jimmy in the parish Friday. At right, Nungesser holds up a glob of oil. as a team to find a best way to clean it up,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Lauer. “It’s a high priority.” The two sides then got into a heated argument, with Nungesser using profanity. “It’s like you’re in bed with BP,” Nungesser told the Coast Guard and NOAA officials. Lauer responded that he understands the frustration, but vowed that the cleanup would continue. “No one has

ever said, ‘It’s over; we’re going home,”’ he said. Nungesser has been a frequent and outspoken critic of the cleanup effort ever since oil from the April 20 accident began infiltrating the environmentally delicate Louisiana coast line. Lauer and the NOAA official who tagged along on the boat tour, Scott Zengel, said a cleanup plan was being developed, though they gave few

details. They also couldn’t explain why there is no mechanism in place to keep the situation from getting worse nearly six months after the flow of oil to the sea was stopped. A Coast Guard spokesman, Lionel Bryant, said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press that rushing to clean oil from fragile areas can cause more harm than good. He also pointed out that the treatment plan being devel-

Ex-N.O. police officer wants Great Selection of conviction tossed, new trial brand name NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former New Orleans police officer convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a man in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath is asking a federal judge to throw out his convictions or order a new trial. David Warren’s attorneys argued in a court filing Thursday that U.S. District Judge Lance Africk improperly allowed jurors to consider a manslaughter verdict along with a more serious murder charge. Warren’s lawyers say Africk’s decision during the trial to include a manslaughter jury instruction didn’t give them adequate time to prepare a proper defense. Julian Murray, one of Warren’s lawyers, told Africk before the verdict that he feared jurors could reach a “compromise” verdict and convict his client of the lesser charge. “Some jurors would believe he was a murderer, some

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putes the figure, but has yet to provide its own. Aside from the damage done to tourism when the oil hits Gulf Coast beaches, there are numerous environmental concerns. Among them is the damage done to the delicate reeds and grasses that grow in Louisiana’s coastal estuaries. The marshes serve as nurseries for a variety of microscopic sea life — the bottom of the food chain that replenishes abundant Gulf fisheries. Also, the killing of marsh grasses contributes to a longstanding erosion of Louisiana’s coast and barrier islands, the state’s first line of protection against hurricanes. The impact on wildlife also remains a concern. State officials said that in recent days six more birds have been recovered with oil on them. They said noisemakers to keep the birds away from the oil haven’t been enough.

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Fastenal (FAST)............................ 59.28 Family Dollar (FDO)................... 43.90 Fred’s (FRED)................................. 13.77 Int’l Paper (IP).............................. 27.99 Janus Capital Group (JNS)............13.07 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................ 30.72 Kroger Stores (KR)...................... 21.60 Kan. City So. (KSU)..................... 51.25 Legg Mason (LM)...................... 34.80 Parkway Properties (PKY)..............17.99 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)...................... 66.39 Regions Financial (RF)............... 7.02 Rowan (RDC)................................ 33.22 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.52 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 70.18 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)...............29.66 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 40.03 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 24.54 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 43.13 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 16.93 Viacom (VIA)................................. 46.75 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 40.08 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 54.08

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Mission: Economy

Obama charts course to accelerate growth President beefs up team of advisers WASHINGTON (AP) — His presidency tied to the fate of the economy, Barack Obama is revamping his economic policy team and signaling cooperation to ascendant Republicans and the business community at a pivotal moment in the nation’s recovery and Washington politics. The president is surrounding himself with veterans of the Clinton administration. Chief of staff William Daley, economic overseer Gene Sperling, whose appointment was announced Friday, and recently confirmed budget director Jacob Lew form an inner circle with a history of bipartisanship and experience in the art of the deal. “Our mission has to be to

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President Barack Obama announces Gene Sperling as the director of the National Economic Council Friday. accelerate hiring and accelerate growth,” the president declared Friday at a window manufacturing plant in suburban Maryland. It’s a mission facing political and economic crosscurrents, underscored Friday

by a mixed bag of an unemployment report and a relatively upbeat but cautionary assessment of the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Labor Department said unemployment dropped to

9.4 percent from 9.8 percent and private employers added a net total of 103,000 jobs last month. But the drop in unemployment was due partly to people who stopped looking for work. Bernanke told the Senate Budget Committee that there’s rising evidence that a selfsustaining recovery is taking hold: “Overall, the pace of economic recovery seems likely to be moderately stronger in 2011 than it was in 2010,” he said. On Friday, Obama also nominated Katharine G. Abraham to his Council of Economic Advisers and Heather Higginbottom as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Those two posts require Senate confirmation. Obama also elevated economic adviser Jason Furman to assistant to the president for economic policy.

House GOPs win in test vote to scrap health law WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans cleared a hurdle Friday in their first attempt to scrap President Barack Obama’s landmark health care overhaul, yet it was little more than a symbolic swipe at the law. The real action is in states, where Republicans are using federal courts and governors’ offices to lead the assault

against Obama’s signature domestic achievement, a law aimed at covering nearly all Americans. In a post-election bow to tea partiers by the new GOP House majority, Republican lawmakers are undertaking an effort to repeal the health care law in full knowledge that the Democratic Senate will stop them from doing so.

Package to U.S. official ignites at D.C. facility WASHINGTON (AP) — A package addressed to the U.S. Homeland Security secretary ignited Friday at a postal facility, and authorities said it was similar to fiery parcels sent to Maryland officials a day earlier by someone complaining about the state’s terrorism tip line. The suspicious package was discovered by an employee at the D.C. facility when it began popping and smoking, and it emitted “a brief flash of fire” before extinguishing itself, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. The details were

very much like what Maryland authorities described Thursday after workers at state government buildings opened the book-sized packages. There, the workers’ fingers were singed. It’s not clear what ignited the package at the D.C. processing facility because the worker didn’t open it, Lanier said. No one was injured. The D.C. package was addressed to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, according to a department official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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Historian: State still feeling effects of secession By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Historian Timothy Smith says the growing list of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War is important in Mississippi because knowledge about the conflict helps explain the state’s current condition. Smith, a Carrollton, Miss., native and a professor at the University of Tennessee-Martin, participated in a program Friday focusing on the state’s decision to secede from the Union on Jan. 9, 1861. The ramifications of that decision still linger, he said. “Obviously, the racial issues in Mississippi are extremely important. In the last couple of decades that’s gotten a lot

chamber of the Old Capitol Museum — the exact location where delegates voted to secede. George Rable, a professor at the University of Alabama, also spoke. About 150 gathered as actor Ray McFarland re-enacted the speech given by John Wood, one of the original delegates. Wood, a slave owner, had warned the delegation of businessmen, planters, lawyers and other slave owners against secession. The convention opened Jan. 7, 1861. The Ordinance of Secession was passed Jan. 9, but it wasn’t signed until Jan. 15. Smith speculated many of the delegates later regretted secession. He read the words of one of them, Wiley P. Harris, who remarked, “The conviction came over me that

we had made a sad mistake.” Harris’ comments came after the Union defeated Confederate troops at Vicksburg, taking control of the Mississippi River in summer 1863. Mississippi is among at least 21 states that have formed commissions or initiatives to commemorate the anniversary of America’s war with itself, says the Washington War Preservation Trust. Smith said the Civil War should be commemorated, but not necessarily celebrated: “I think commemoration is very important. I think interpretation is very important. Beyond that, lifting these folks up as demagogues ... that they were the greatest that ever happened, and we should do it again, certainly, I wouldn’t go that far.”

sionate about.” Winchsel learned of the desk in the 1990s after spending a week doing research on Rigby at the University of Iowa and at Rigby’s alma mater, Cornell College, also in Mount Vernon. Now retired, Cornell’s then-

archivist, Berta Ringold, had assisted Winschel. About two weeks later, attending their book club meeting, Ringold heard McCall talk about a book on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. McCall mentioned the desk. “I just about jumped out of my skin,” said Ringold. “I said, ‘You have got to talk to this man.’ If the timing hadn’t been right, I might have missed it.” Ringold and her husband, Adrian, delivered the desk to the park Friday on the way to wintering in Fort Myers, Fla. “She knew that, here, it would mean a lot,” Berta Ringold said of McCall. To the VNMP, Rigby’s importance extended well beyond the time of the siege. Shortly after the city’s July 4 surrender, he was promoted to captain and held that rank for the remainder of the war, leading his men in

battles in New Orleans and other Louisiana operations. He returned to Iowa after the war, marrying, attending college and raising a family of three children. But he returned to Vicksburg, in 1895 being named secretary of the Vicksburg National Military Park Association, the group of Union and Confederate veterans who wanted the battlefield set aside and preserved. Rigby worked closely with Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee to get the national park established, their efforts succeeding when the legislation was passed and signed into law in 1899. Moving to Vicksburg, Rigby became what he called the “resident commissioner” of the park, became acting commissioner in 1900 and its chairman in 1901, serving here until his death in 1929. Winschel, who has been the park’s historian since 1978,

said Rigby was responsible for 95 percent of the tablets, monuments, markers and plaques in what one Civil War veteran called “the art park of the world.” “Over the years I’ve developed quite an affinity for Capt. Rigby and his labors in establishing the park and developing the park,” he said. “He left his stamp here.” VNMP museum curator Elizabeth Joyner said Rigby’s desk and its contents will be photographed, catalogued and eventually displayed at the visitor center, which currently has Rigby’s walking stick displayed, and numbers his sword, binoculars and other items among its collection. "These are very important documents because of their connection to Capt. Rigby,” she said. “It will be a fascinating and challenging job, and I look forward to it.”

Center. Satcher would not say why Bowlin was at the hospital. The fight escalated by the time they returned to the trailer, where Bowlin shot Harmon in the doorway of the trailer with a .243-caliber hunting rifle, investigators said. Hours before Bowlin appeared in court Friday, Sheriff Martin Pace said the

hunting rifle and another gun, a 30.06 hunting rifle, found at the trailer had been reported stolen from a deer camp off Mississippi 27 on Dec. 21. Ownership of other weapons found at the scene had not been traced, he said. Before and after the court hearing Friday, members of both families said the shooting followed an ongoing feud. Harmon’s mother, Kim

Harmon, said, and officials in Livingston Parish, La., confirmed, that Timothy Wayne Harmon was shot in the head by Daniel Chase Bowlin, Jeremy Blake Bowlin’s brother, in June 2009. Daniel Chase Bowlin was scheduled to stand trial on April 19, but did not show up, a spokesman from the Livingston District Attorney’s Office said. Separately, after the court

hearing, Lisa Miller, Blake Bowlin’s grandmother, said Timothy Harmon was physically abusive toward her daughter and grandson. The killing was the first in Warren County this year. On the day of the shooting, Harmon was described by his brother, John Michael Harmon, as a hardworking man who enjoyed hunting and working on cars.

the attacker had caused problems on the premises before.” The suit claims one count of negligence, one count of gross negligence and one count of wrongful death. King is seeking unspecified damages, including amounts Robinson would have earned in his lifetime; the net cash value of his work life expectancy; pain, suffering and mental anguish; and other compensatory damages the court might find.

VHA officials could not be reached Friday night. Terry Robinson, who was a ninth grader at Warren Central High School at the time of his death, lived with his mother and sister at 240 Tully Road in Waltersville Estates. He died outside a home at 180 Walters St., just around the corner from his residence. Police said that Lewis was also visiting that night at the Walters Street residence,

and he and Terry became involved in a physical fight which escalated, with Lewis eventually stabbing the teen. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death was one stab wound to the abdomen, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said. Lewis had been on an earlyrelease program from previous convictions of larceny of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault of a police officer, police said at the time. He was indicted for murder

by the Warren County Grand Jury in May, and was originally scheduled for trial Nov. 29. The case was continued at that time, and the new trial date was not available. Waltersville Estates is one of six developments in the city that is owned and maintained by the VHA, primarily with HUD funds. The properties comprise 430 homes and apartments with income-adjusted rents.

a.m. Monday at 202 N. Franklin St. in Lake Charles, La., with viewing beginning at 9. She passed on Jan. 3, 2010, at

M.D. Anderson Hospital at the age of 54. She fought for three years. For more information,

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Actor Ray McFarland performs a re-enactment Friday at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson. better,” Smith said. “The economic devastation — Mississippi is still considered one of the poorest in the nation. All of that goes back to literally sweeping the economy out from under the state. “The economy at that time was based almost 100 percent

Relic Continued from Page A1. desk to the park for its centennial year in 1995, McCall, reached Thursday by phone, said the time was right to make a permanent donation. “It’s where it belongs,” she said. “I didn’t want it to get lost in my things. I wanted to make sure it went where it really should go.” McCall, 66, inherited Rigby’s desk from her father, a Civil War buff who used to take his family to battlefields such as Vicksburg, Shiloh and Manassas on their vacations. A relative of Rigby, who lived nearby, gave the field desk to her father sometime around 1960. “He treasured it enough that he kept it in their bedroom,” McCall said. “My mother was happy about that, too. She was interested in things that he was pas-

Killing Continued from Page A1. no evidence of anyone else shooting,” Satcher said after the hearing. Bowlin and Harmon started arguing Thursday after Harmon and Christine Bowlin picked Bowlin up from River Region Medical

VHA Continued from Page A1. About 15 minutes later, Deaunte Earl Lewis, 24, who lived at 713 Johnson St., was arrested and charged in Robinson’s death. King’s suit claims that the VHA “had actual and constructive knowledge of the danger” that Lewis posed to King and other residents of Waltersville Estates, “as

Terry Winschel shows Berta and Adrian Ringold, who delivered the desk, some of its contents.

on slave agriculture. When you just remove that lock, stock and barrel, it’s going to cause disruption in the economy,” he said. The event, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, was held in the Mississippi House

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Evelyn Elizabeth McCullough Baxter PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Evelyn Elizabeth McCullough Baxter died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, She was 80. A lifelong resident of Neshoba County, Mrs. Baxter was a longtime resident of the Stallo community. She retired from Wells Lamont Glove Factory after 27 years of service. She led numerous fundraisers for the Stallo Fire Department and served as treasurer and was a member of Stallo United Methodist Church for 53 years. She was preceded in death by a son, Butch Baxter; her parents, Walter and Mabel McCullough; and two brothers, Bob and Welton McCullough. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, George

Baxter; three daughters, Ann Snow and Diane Robinson, both of Philadelphia, and Joyce Wells of Vicksburg; one brother, Dr. J.T. McCullough of Madison; one sister, Nina Agent of Texas; her caregiver, Hope Townsend; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel in Philadelphia with the Revs. Ray Luke and Ron Schwake officiating. Burial will follow at Stallo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wade Massey, Ben Robinson, Craig Snow, Darrell Snow, John Damon Snow and Kenny Price.

Linda J. Thomas LAKE CHARLES, La. — Services for Linda J. Thomas, the wife of Ricky S. Thomas, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 11

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images came to me,” said Pena. “There’s nothing impossible for God. That’s why I’m here.” The Chilean miners were trapped a half-mile below ground, in a collapsed goldand-copper mine. They were pulled out of the mine by a rescue capsule in October. Pena was reportedly among the most depressed of the trapped men and asked rescuers to send down a photo of the sun. He jogged regularly in the adjacent tunnels that

weren’t blocked by collapse. As a youngster, Pena would stand in front of the mirror, singing Elvis songs and mimicking his onstage style. So Pena, shrouded in darkness in the mine, sang Elvis songs to pass the time. After hearing that Pena was a big fan, Elvis Presley Enterprises sent various gifts to him in Chile, including a picture, DVDs, CDs, a book and sunglasses. “Viva Las Vegas” and “Jailhouse Rock,” were among the movies.

On occasion, he would move farther down in the collapsed mine, allowing him to belt out Elvis songs as loudly as he wanted without bothering his mates. “His music was a message to me, that I could get out,” Pena said. “We were living in death. It could have come at any time.” Shortly after his rescue, an invitation was extended for the trip to Memphis and a tour of Graceland, where Elvis lived for 20 years before he died there at age 42 on Aug. 16, 1977. Since his rescue, Pena has received a flood of invitations to attend several events. Pena has run in the New York Marathon and appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman.” He also performed on stage with singer Olivia NewtonJohn in a concert in Santiago, Chile. His U.S. visit doesn’t end at Graceland. Today, he will cut a cake to celebrate Elvis’ 76th birthday, Jan. 8, 1935. Sunday, he will visit Elvis’ birthplace in Tupelo, Miss. Pena will leave Memphis on Monday for Las Vegas, where he will watch “Viva Elvis,” the popular show by Cirque du Soleil. “I don’t deserve so much attention,” Pena said.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Edison Pena stood in Elvis Presley’s “jungle room,” planted his foot, slightly swiveled his hips, and pointed to a chair with a teddy bear resting on it. “Oh let me be, your teddy bear,” said Pena, one of the rescued Chilean miners, surrounded by green carpet in one of his idol’s favorite rooms in Graceland. Pena’s impromptu, spot-on interpretations of many of Elvis’ hits, including “Teddy Bear,” highlighted his tour of Graceland on Friday. An avid and knowledgeable Presley fan, Pena was on a six-day trip to Memphis and Las Vegas paid for by local business and tourism groups. The invitation included a private tour of Elvis’ longtime home and burial place. Pena, who sang Elvis tunes to lift the spirits of 32 fellow Chilean miners while they were trapped underground for 69 days last year, shot video of the mansion with his cell phone. He broke into parts of “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Hound Dog” as he walked through rooms with displays of gold records, movie posters and flashy Elvis outfits. He knows little English outside of Elvis songs. In the high-ceilinged “racquetball room,” he pointed to a black jacket-and-pants combination and said in Spanish, “I

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Ex-wife gets involved in couple’s marriage Q: My husband and I have been married for a year and a half, and he has a 17-yearold daughter from his previous marriage. Our marriage is great except that his exwife calls all the time. This is becoming an issue between us — especially since this woman has told people she wants my husband back. Juli: First of all, it’s very important that you support the relationship your husband has with his ex-wife, if for no other reason than for the sake of your stepdaughter. Research is very clear that a prime indicator for how children recover from FOCUS ON divorce is the health THE FAMILY of the relationship between their biological parents. I understand the need for you to establish boundaries. Some FOCUS ON approTHE FAMILY priate boundaries might be that he not discuss your marriage with her or share things with her that he hasn’t first talked to you about. I highly recommend that you and your husband meet with a counselor. Q: My sister and her husband recently divorced, and she and the kids are not dealing with it well. Jim: Right off the bat, I’d suggest that your sister find a pastor or counselor. Next, there are some practical steps she can take to make this difficult time a bit easier. She should consider these seven survival tips for divorced parents, courtesy of author and Focus on the Family broadcast guest Laura Petherbridge: 1. Find a support group that offers encouragement and teaches coping skills. 2. Make it clear to your kids that they had nothing to do with the divorce, and that you and your former spouse still love them. 3. Make changes slowly. Many people want to leave town and get a fresh start following a divorce, but that is not always wise. Divorce is hard enough on children, and if they lose familiar sights and sounds, it’s even more traumatic. 4. Let at least two years pass before getting involved in another relationship. You and your kids need time to heal. 5. Allow your kids to love your ex-husband. 6. Be sure to discipline your kids consistently. 7. Remember to let your kids be kids. •

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Allison Warden with her car showing a message about the rapture

Group believes Judgment Day will come May 21 The belief that Christ will return to Earth and bring an end to history has been a basic element of Christian belief since the first century. The Book of Revelation, which comes last in the New Testament, describes this conclusion in vivid language that has inspired Christians for centuries.

By Tom Breen The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — If there had been time, Marie Exley would have liked to start a family. Instead, the 32-yearold Army veteran has less than six months left, which she’ll spend spreading a stark warning: Judgment Day is almost here. Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011. To get the word out, they’re using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling through Latin America and Africa to spread the news outside the U.S. “A lot of people might think, ‘The end’s coming, let’s go party,”’ said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. “But we’re commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it’s so much better to know that when the end comes, you’ll be safe.” In August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the

Allison Warden poses with her car showing a message about the rapture. Bible. She is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq. “I don’t really have plans to come back,” she said. “Time is short.” Not everyone who’s heard Camping’s message is taking such a dramatic step. They’re remaining in their day-to-day lives, but helping publicize the prophecy in other ways. Allison Warden, of Raleigh, has been helping organize a campaign using billboards, post cards and other media in cities across the U.S. through a website, We Can Know. The 29-year-old payroll clerk laughs when asked about reactions to the message, which is plastered all over her car. “It’s definitely against the

grain, I know that,” she said. “We’re hoping people won’t take our word for it, or Harold Camping’s word for it. We’re hoping that people will search the Scriptures for themselves.” Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled. The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date. “Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said. The doctrine known as the Rapture teaches that believers will be taken up to heaven, while everyone else will remain on Earth for a period of torment, concluding with the end of time. Camping believes that will happen in October. “If May 21 passes and I’m still here, that means I wasn’t saved. Does that mean God’s word is inaccu-

rate or untrue? Not at all,” Warden said. The belief that Christ will return to Earth and bring an end to history has been a basic element of Christian belief since the first century. The Book of Revelation, which comes last in the New Testament, describes this conclusion in vivid language that has inspired Christians for centuries. But few churches are willing to set a date for the end of the world, heeding Jesus’ words in the gospels of Mark and Matthew that no one can know the day or hour it will happen. Predictions like Camping’s, though, aren’t new. One of the most famous in history was by the Baptist leader William Miller, who predicted the end for Oct. 22, 1844, which came to be known as the Great Disappointment among his followers, some of whom subsequently founded the Seventh Day Adventist church. “In the U.S., there is still a significant population, mostly Protestant, who look at the Bible as kind of a puzzle, and the puzzle is God’s word and it’s predicting when the end times will come,” said Catherine Wessinger, a professor at Loyola University in New Orleans who studies millen-

nialism, the belief in pending apocalypse. “A lot of times these prophecies gain traction when difficulties are happening in society,” she said. “Right now, there’s a lot of insecurity, and this is a promise that says it’s not all random, it’s part of God’s plan.” Past predictions that failed to come true don’t have any bearing on the current calculation, believers maintain. “It would be like telling the Wright brothers that every other attempt to fly has failed, so you shouldn’t even try,” said Chris McCann, who works with eBible Fellowship, one of the groups spreading the message. For believers like McCann, theirs is actually a message of hope and compassion: God’s compassion for people, and the hope that there’s still time to be saved. That, ultimately, is what spurs on Exley, who said her beliefs have alienated her from most of her friends and family. Her hope is that not everyone who hears her message will mock it, and that even people who dismiss her now might still come to believe. “If you still want to say we’re crazy, go ahead,” she said. “But it doesn’t hurt to look into it.”


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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. A study on “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money” will be presented in January and February. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Monday’s women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www.berachah.net.

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kevin Winters is musician. The Rev. Dennis Redden is pastor.

Bingham Memorial M. B. Sunday services at Bingham Memorial M. B. Church, 1063 Green Street, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Mother Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Worship begins at 11:00 a.m. every second Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:30 a.m. every second Sunday. Worship and Communion service are at 11:00 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting/ Bible study is each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at 12:00 a.m. each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday before fourth Sunday and each fourth Saturday at 12:00 a.m. The Rev. James Archer is Pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. A soup and salad luncheon, sponsored by the youths will follow worship. Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations, youth and adult Bible study.

Worship is at 6 with Sumrall delivering the message. Deacons will meet at 7. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with business meeting, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided. The Rev. Jess Sumrall is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit www.bowmarbaptist.com.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Youths will meet at 9:45. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. On Monday, UMW and UMM will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night prayer begins at 6 at the home of John and Clara Oakes. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, delivering the sermon. Sunday is Commitment Sunday with members being encouraged to make financial and spiritual commitments. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with Nettle delivering the message. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each first and second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday, covenant each fourth Sunday and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. Nathaniel Williams is the choir director. Johnny May Marble is the choir president. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 7 a.m. with Brotherhood Breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11. The Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, will deliver the message. Evening activities begin at 4 with sanctuary choir practice. Discipleship training for all ages begins at 5, followed by worship at 6, led by Bryant. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. On Monday, GROW visitation is from 6 until 7 p.m. On Wednesday, quarterly business meeting begins at 6 p.m. Children’s activities are canceled.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the First Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel. Holy Eucharist Rite II is at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice

devotion “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

James 4:17 • Procrastination. Just seeing the word, makes me want to put off saying anything else. That’s because I am under conviction in that area. And God has taught me that procrastination is a form of disobedience. • When God tells us to do something and we don’t do it, we can label our actions with all kinds of fancy words, but the bottom line is that it is sin. The days are passing and time cannot be stopped. You can’t call a “time out” in life. And time cannot be stored like money in the bank. • Really, the only thing you can do with time is use it or lose it. Someone has said, “Lost: One golden hour, studded with 60 diamond minutes. No reward offered, for it is lost forever.” Redeem the time. Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org

begins at 9 in the parish hall. Sunday school youths will join their families at the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service in the parish hall. Childcare is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. The Rev. Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg. dioms.org.

Christian Home Services at Christian Home No. 2 M.B. Church, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is observed each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For transportation call 601-883-0286 or 601636-0419. The Rev. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The First Sunday After the Epiphany: Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30 and children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. On Wednesday, Healing Service is at 12:05 p.m.; evening prayer at 5:35; and congregational supper at 6. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Melody Makers. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The “Undecorating” Blitz is at noon; lunch is provided for the volunteers. “MAAD will meet at noon. The youth parent meeting begins at 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Ty

Wamsley will present “Star of Bethlehem” program at 6 in the sanctuary. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. On Monday, UMW executive board meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Agape classroom. LINK deadline is at 10. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. On Wednesday, MOMSnext meeting and youth dodgeball practice are at 5 p.m. Children’s activities are at 5:45. Adult handbell rehearsal and youth activities begin at 6. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7. Visit www.crawfordstreetumc.org for more details. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall.

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. On Wednesday, adult Bible study, children’s choir and youth and young adult Bible study begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin with Brotherhood breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. WMU meeting begins at 5 p.m. Finance committee meeting begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, followed by deacons meeting. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8 a.m. weekdays. Joy Prayer Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. W. J. Handy will deliver the service.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Family Night Supper begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. E-mail edwardsbaptch@ bellsouth.net. Call 601-8528141.

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Equipping Groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choirs at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www. fbcvicksburg.org.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. CWF Meals on Wheels begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bryan Hall. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by committee and board meetings.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship begins at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at 12:30 p.m. Bell choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.gibsonumc.org.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev.

Bryan Abel delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead the music. Discipleship training is at 5:30. Worship is at 6:30. On Monday, WMU meeting begins at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship begins at 10 a.m. GAs, RAs and youth-adult Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Deacons meet the last Thursday of the month at 7 a.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-834-8186. Third Sunday Night Service will be at Christian Home Baptist Church on Lee Road with the Rev. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem Baptist Church, speaker. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with trustees meeting, followed by Sunday school at 8:30. Worship is at 10. A nursery is available. Children’s handbells begin at 5 p.m. Children’s activities and snack supper are at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, finance committee meets at 5 p.m. Cub Scouts meets at 6 p.m. Boy Scouts and Navajo Mission meeting are at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Prayer group meets at 6. On Wednesday, DMA’s meet at 11:30 a.m. Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir begins at 7. Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Preschool steering committee meets at 4 p.m. The Rev. Chris Young is pastor.

Higher Praise Services at Higher Praise, a multicultural, nondenominational, spirit-filled church, 260 Highway 27 South, begin with Worship and the Word Continued on Page B3.


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Continued from Page B2. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Chaz Bosarge, pastor. On Wednesday, Growing In Grace Bible study begins at 7 p.m., led by Bosarge. Prayer and Praise is each first and third Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m. Judah Ministries for the youths is each second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m., led by Renelle Bosarge. For information, call 601594-0183.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. Visit www.holycrossvbg. com or call 601-529-9636.

Special events SATURDAY • Zion Travelers M.B. — 3 p.m., business meeting; 1701 Poplar St.

SUNDAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 8:30 a.m., deacon ordination ceremony for Adrian Burrell, Sean Chambers, Anthony Collins, Derrick Gardner, Gerald Jenkins and Brady Tonth; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • King of Kings — 10 a.m., Homecoming Celebration; Willie P. Taylor, pastor; 4209 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Olive of Villa Nova — 2 p.m., 3rd anniversary of the Rev. Richard Hopkins, pastor; the Rev. W.C. Horton, guest speaker; dinner served; 210 Villa Nova Road.

THURSDAY • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., Trinity Theological Seminary; for more information call, 601-661-5632, 601-638-3062 or 606636-2407; 260 Mississippi 27.

JAN. 15 • Temple of Empowerment — 6 p.m.,Gospel Explosion; The Kaiser Singers; Cedar Grove Music Ministry; $5 donation; 707 Pierce St .

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by new members class. On Monday, Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, Intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Tutoring beings at 5:15. Bible class is at 6. Choir rehearsal begins at 7. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. Vision meeting for Vicksburg location is Jan. 25. Rolling Fork location is Jan. 26. Both begin at 6 p.m.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Regular worship is at 10 with Bernard delivering the message with Communion. The mass choir will sing.

JAN. 19 • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Dr. Henry Roberts, pastor, Word of Life Community Church, speaker; 1201 Grove St.

JAN. 20 • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Dr. Henry Roberts, pastor, Word of Life Community Church, speaker; 1201 Grove St.

JAN. 21 • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Dr. Henry Roberts, pastor, Word of Life Community Church, speaker; 1201 Grove St.

JAN. 22 • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., Pew Rally; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27.

JAN. 28 • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 7 p.m., Rance Allen, speaker; admission is free; no reserved seats; 1201 Grove St.

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• Belmont M.B. — 11 a.m., 13th anniversary of the Rev. Phillip Burks, pastor, and wife; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 11 a.m., mission recognition service; Dr. Franklin L. Lassister, pastor; 2629 Alma St.

• St. Luke Church of God in Christ — 2, p.m., homecoming celebration; all former members, family and friends are invited to attend; 915 First East St.

Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. First Sunday night fellowship begins at 5 with Bernard delivering the message and Holy Communion being served. The mass choir will sing. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-638-7658. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. For transportation, call 601-831-4387 or 601-6305342, a day ahead.

Lighthouse Baptist Activities at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit www.thelivingwordbaptistchurch.com or e-mail livingwordbless@aol.com.

Locust Grove M.B. Services at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship and Communion. The Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor, will deliver the message. Communion is each second Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., except for the second Sunday. Bible

study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the First Sunday after Epiphany will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Visit www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org or call 601-636-1894.

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer service and Bible study from the Book of Acts begin at 5:45 p.m. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex.

Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry meets each first Saturday at 10 a.m. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation, call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse Mondays. Praise and worship choir rehearses Wednesday. Both begin at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@ bellsouth.net.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. each first Saturday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 each Sunday. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning Services for New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 South Frontage Road, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:25. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Michelle King is pastor. Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh, overseers. Call 601301-0586.

Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-456-0215. Visit www.NDWorld.org.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6:30 p.m. Bible class begins at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Sunday evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6 with Lescallette delivering the message. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Brysn Haden. Special music and messages of the day are by the Rev. Justin Rhodes, pastor. Adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m. Children’s choir and evening worship begin at 6. Special music is by Myra Beard. On Wednesday, the youth will meet at 6:15 p.m. AWANAS begins at 6:30. A nursery is provided for all services.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered and a nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail opendoorbible@att.net.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible Continued on Page B4.


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U.S.: Vatican relations are strong despite cable leak ROME (AP) — Washington’s relationship with the Holy See is too strong to be undermined by WikiLeaks revelations, the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said in an AP interview Friday. Among thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables being leaked by the secret-spilling site are

comments on aggressive Vatican diplomacy to head off law suits in the sex abuse scandals and claims that some Vatican officials harbor anti-Semitic sentiments. Miguel H. Diaz said there are always “ups and downs” in any relationship and they sometimes end in divorce, but he

didn’t see the WikiLeaks issue as “one of those situations.” Diaz represents the Obama administration, which has come under sharp attack by some in the Catholic church for its support of abortion rights and embryonic stem cell research. Pope Benedict XVI stressed

the church’s position on the issues when President Barack Obama visited the Vatican in 2009. Vatican officials said Obama pledged to seek to reduce abortions, a promise the president made publicly during a visit to Notre Dame University. The visit was nevertheless opposed by con-

servative Catholics because Obama supports abortion rights. Obama’s election presented a challenge for the Vatican after eight years of common ground with President George W. Bush in opposing abortion, an issue that drew them together despite the Vatican’s

opposition to the war in Iraq. The United States only established formal diplomatic ties with the Vatican 27 years ago under President Ronald Reagan, who forged a close relationship with Polish-born Pope John Paul II helped by their mutual opposition to Communism.

Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message at both services. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on www.triumphchurchvicksburg.com. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Celebrate Recovery begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6 p.m. Men’s fraternity meets from to 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

will assist. Soup, salad, sweets and sandwiches lunch will follow. Youth will meet at 4:30 p.m. Kids Klub will meet at 5. Worship is at 6 with Reiber, preaching. Casey Custer will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. On Tuesday, Mary Martha Circle will meet at 9:45 a.m. ON Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Prayer begins at 7:15. On Thursday, Esther Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Visit www.vpcvicksburg. com.

church events Continued from Page B3. study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-636-4978.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet each Tuesday before the second Sunday at 6 p.m. Mission Ministry meets Saturday before the first and third Sunday at 10 a.m. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

the fellowship hall. Call 601-636-2966. E-mail pcumc_vicksburg@yahoo. com.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Jordan Lee and Carlton Jeter will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Adult choir practice is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship. Trevor Meade will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit www.myrefugechurch.com.

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Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and a new members class. Communion services are at 11. On Tuesday, Shady Lawn Nursing Home ministry is at 6:30 p.m. Bible Institute is at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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St. Alban’s Episcopal

Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Services for the First Sunday after the Epiphany at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 10 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite II with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating. Child care is provided for the service. A potluck lunch and parish meeting will follow the service. Warden and vestry members will be elected and reports given by all parish organizations. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and Healing service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The phone number is 601636-6687. Visit www.stalbansbovina.org.

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Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the First Sunday after Epiphany at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. Good News Discussion Group begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for ages up to 5. Cursillo II will meet at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dominoes will be played Friday at 6:30 p.m. in

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m.; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Ladies organization at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-6362483.

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday.

Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Freewill Services at St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 11 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with the senior choir performing. Rosman Daniels is the musician. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Sunday at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after mass. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays begin at 5 p.m. Communion service is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Altar Society meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with a social, followed by a meeting at 10 in Glynn Hall. R.C.I.A. program continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday for adults in Glynn Hall.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are

at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047. Visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-6385380.

Temple of Christ Services at Temple of Christ, 1922 Pearl St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each Sunday and are led by Doretha Neal, pastor. Worship is at 11 with Evangelist Gladys King. Communion is each first and third Sunday. Baptism, healing services and ministry classes are available. On Tuesday, prayer begins at noon. On Thursday, Bible study and intercessory prayer are at 5 p.m. On Saturday, dance and choir rehearsal begins at 10 a.m. Elder Willie and Delphine Taylor are pastors; Delphine Taylor is co-pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday with music by United Voices of Worship. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Turning Point classes begin at 4:45 p.m. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. Tim Goodson is music director. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited to participate. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Prayer time will follow. Visit www.warrentonbaptist.net or e-mail wibc@warrentonbaptist.net.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship with the Lord’s Supper at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching the sermon. Elder Bob Walker

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Choir practice and monthly deacons meeting are at 5 p.m. Evening service begins at 6. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by monthly business meeting. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www. woodlawnbc.com. Sunday night activities begin with Awana at 4:45, followed by worship and youth Bible study at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family night supper begins at 5. Children’s mission, music and Underground Connections for the youth are at 5:40. Evening service begins at 6. Call 601-636-5320 for more information.

The Word Church Services at The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 11:30 a.m. with Sunday worship with Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor, delivering the message. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Hour of Power. Revival begins Jan. 19-26 each night at 7 with Dr. Henry W.Roberts, Word of Life Community Church of Mobile. Call 601-807-3776.

O SON OF MAN! Neglect not My commandments if thou lovest My beauty, and forget not My counsels if thou wouldst attain My good pleasure. Baha’u’llah 601-415-5360 • 1-800-22UNITE

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BBVA Compass Bowl

Fight Hunger Bowl

ToDAY, 11 A.m.

ToDAY, 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6)

Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1)

TV: ESPN

BCS National Championship Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0)

MONDAY, 7:30 P.m.

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Complete Bowl schedule

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL WC at Vicksburg Today, 1 p.m.

On TV 11 a.m. ESPN - It’s down to two bowls before the BCS Championship Game. Pittsburgh and Kentucky play this morning in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.

Who’s hot DENZELL ERVES

Former Vicksburg High and Xavier University (La.) basketball player recorded his first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Xavier to a 92-61 victory against Concordia (Ala.) on Thursday.

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Prep Soccer

Clinton sweeps Warren Central By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Katie Humphries made great save after great save but it was not enough to salvage a playoff berth for Warren Central Friday night. Clinton got two secondhalf goals to upend the Lady Vikes 2-0 at Viking Stadium. The loss denied Warren Central (8-6-1, 2-1 Region 4-6A) a chance to clinch a playoff berth. But the Lady Vikes can still earn one with a win Tuesday at Vicksburg. That’s what WC coach Trey Banks wants. “Katie played her heart out but so did the rest of them,” Banks said. “We just weren’t able to take advantage of the saves she made. Clinton did a good job of taking us

out of our comfort zone. It was good to hold them to 2-0. That was our goal. We want to make the playoffs.” Clinton coach Thomas Bobo said Humphries kept WC in the game. “She did a good job,” Bobo said. “We got it going in the second half. This is a smaller field than what we normally play on, so it was congested in the middle.” The Lady Arrows (10-54, 3-0 4-6A) took command of the division. They had 15 shots on goal to WC’s six. Clinton’s Daniella Oropeza had six saves. Humphries made her biggest save at the 7:24 mark of the first half. Clinton had a one-on-one at the top of the box but Humphries denied the shot.

“I just had to stay grounded,” Humphries said. Clinton finally scored at the 25:46 mark of the second half. Natalie Murphy took a feed from Caitlyn Morrow for the score. Christine Little made it 2-0 with 13:17 to play. WC’s best chance came in the final two minutes when Kelsey McMaster and Taylor Hanes got loose on a 2-on-1 break but could not convert.

(B) Clinton 3, WC 0 A loss on senior night puts the Vikings’ playoff hopes on life support. Clinton (9-36, 3-0 Region 4-6A) got goals from University of Kentucky signee Jonathan Brown, Mac Williams and Russell See Soccer, Page C3.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central's midfielder Lindsey Barfield, right, works to steal the ball from Clinton High's Holly Vance during Friday's game at Viking Stadium.

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Tigers blast Aggies

Harbaugh takes San Francisco job

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All week, Jim Harbaugh had a good feeling about making the jump to the NFL and joining the San Francisco 49ers — just the way mentor and late Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh did more than 30 years ago. Declaring it a “perfect competitive opportunity,” Harbaugh accepted the job as coach of the 49ers on Friday and said his goal is to win a Lombardi Trophy for “one of the legendary franchises in all of football.” The successful Stanford coach receives a five-year deal and gets to remain right at home in the Bay Area, moving to the NFL after four years with the Cardinal. A longtime NFL quarterback, he replaces fired coach Mike Singletary. ESPN reported Harbaugh’s deal is for $25 million. Harbaugh decided to leave Stanford for the pros even though San Francisco has missed the playoffs for eight straight seasons and Orange Bowl MVP quarterback Andrew Luck announced Thursday he would remain at Stanford for another season. “I can feel the enthusiasm coursing through my veins right now,” said Harbaugh, who was going to team headquarters Friday night to get to work. “I accept this competitive challenge willingly.”

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees eludes a pass rush by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adam Hayward

last week. The Saints end a short week in their playoff opener at Seattle.

Saints start drive for repeat

Championship quest opens today at Seattle By The Associated Press SEATTLE — A year ago, the New Orleans Saints rode the raucous enthusiasm of the Superdome through the NFC playoffs to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Hope they waved goodbye to the Superdome on their way out of town earlier this week. There’s a good chance if these Saints are going to get all the way back to the league’s title game, they’ll be asked to do it on the road. The first stop on their postseason road trip begins today in Seattle, against the Seahawks in the first round of the NFC playoffs. It doesn’t quite seem right the defending champs and an 11-win team this season would be asked to travel 2,000

NFL on TV Today 3 p.m. NBC - New Orleans at Seattle 7 p.m. NBC - N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis Sunday Noon CBS - Baltimore at Kansas City 3:30 p.m. Fox - Green Bay at Philadelphia miles on a short week to face the first division champs in league history with a losing record — and a team the Saints beat 34-19 in Week 11. “We all have a formula for getting in. We all know ahead of time. No one was upset about it or complaining about it before the start of the season,” Saints coach

Sean Payton said. “I think that value of winning your division means something. Just as a season ago when the postseason began, the teams that are in now really are 0-0. That’s just the truth. I think our players understand that more than anything.” But the task in front of the Saints as the No. 5 seed in the NFC became seemingly more difficult as the week progressed. There’s the second consecutive short week having played at Atlanta on Dec. 27, losing at home to Tampa Bay last Sunday and taking off Thursday after practice to make the five-hour flight to Seattle. There’s the Pacific Northwest weather, where rain and even a chance of some light snow are being forecast today.

There’s the Saints history, which tells the story of a franchise that has never won, let alone played well, away from the Superdome in the playoffs. New Orleans lost 16-6 at Chicago in 1991; 34-16 at Minnesota in 2001; and 39-14 at Chicago in the NFC championship game four years ago. Then there’s the injuries. Already this week, the Saints placed their top two running backs — Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas — on injured reserve. Only Reggie Bush and Julius Jones remain as the Saints healthy running backs from the regular season. The injury concerns stretch beyond the backs. Marques Colston, who had eight See Saints, Page C3.

ARLINGTON, Texas — With rumors swirling about LSU coach Les Miles’ future, Jordan Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to Terrence Toliver and ran for a score to help the 11th-ranked Tigers rally for a 41-24 victory over No. 18 Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. Miles is likely a leading candidate for the coaching vacancy at Michigan, where he played and was an assistant coach. In the days leading up to the Cotton Bowl, Miles said his focus was on his Tigers and that he enjoyed where he was. But LSU (11-2) has now completed its fourth season with at least 11 wins in Miles’ six years. The Tigers had only two 11-win seasons in their history before that. Texas A&M (9-4) led 10-0 in the first quarter, including a field goal after Jefferson threw an interception, but had its six-game winning streak snapped. It was the 50th game between the border-state schools, but the first since the 1995 opener. Texas A&M had won the last five games in a series that likely will not be renewed in the regular season any time soon. Jefferson was 10-of-19 for 158 yards with scoring passes of 42, 2 and 41 yards to Toliver, who had only two TD catches in the regular season. LSU went ahead for good when Stevan Ridley had a a 17-yard TD run, jumping over a defender near the line and then sweeping right untouched into the end zone for a 21-17 lead with 4:43 left.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky NFL PLAYOFFS 3 p.m. NBC - New Orleans at Seattle 7 p.m. NBC - N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis PREP FOOTBALL Noon NBC - All-American Bowl GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Africa Open (tape) 4:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions COLLEGE BASKETBALL 10 a.m. ESPN2 - West Virginia at Georgetown Noon ESPN2 - Kansas St. at Oklahoma St. 1:30 p.m. FSN - California at Arizona St. 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida St. at Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Connecticut at Texas 3 p.m. Versus - San Diego St. at Utah 3 p.m. FSN - Georgia Tech at Boston College 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Vanderbilt at South Carolina 5 p.m. FSN - LSU at Auburn WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m. FSN - Iowa St. at Baylor 1 p.m. CBS - Connecticut at Notre Dame 3 p.m. CBS - Ohio St. at Iowa NBA 7 p.m. WGN - Boston at Chicago RODEO 7 p.m. Versus - PBR, Madison Square Garden Invitational

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college football Eastern Washington rallies for FCS championship FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Down by 19 points late in the third quarter, getting shut out by the toughest defense to score against among all FCS teams, Eastern Washington finally had something to cheer about. A touchdown pass meant the Eagles wouldn’t get shut out. Then Bo Levi Mitchell threw another touchdown pass. And, with 2:47 left, he did it again. When the Eastern Washington defense followed with one last stand, the guys best known for playing their home games on a flamingred turf had a new claim to fame — national champions, having pulled off a stunning 20-19 victory over Delaware on Friday night in their first trip to the finals.

Alabama stars Ingram, Dareus, Jones entering draft TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back Mark Ingram, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus and wide receiver Julio Jones said Friday they are leaving early to the NFL draft. However, linebacker Dont’a Hightower said he will return for his final year.

Franchione returns to coaching at Texas State SAN MARCOS, Texas — Dennis Franchione has been hired at Texas State, returning to college football after three years. Texas State introduced the 59-year-old Franchione on Friday. He coached the Bobcats in the early 1990s when the school was called Southwest Texas State.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 8 1993 — Michael Jordan becomes the 18th NBA player to reach the 20,000-point plateau when he scores 35 points in the Chicago Bulls’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Jordan reaches 20,000-points in 620 games, faster than anyone except Wilt Chamberlain, who did it in 499 games. 2000 — Eddie House scores 61 points to tie Lew Alcindor’s Pac-10 record and lead Arizona State to a 111-108 double-overtime victory over California. 2007 — Second-ranked Florida dominates Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith and No. 1 Ohio State for a 41-14 victory in the BCS National Championship Bowl. The Gators become the first Division I school to hold football and basketball titles at the same time. 2009 — Tim Tebow wins the matchup of Heisman winners as No. 1 Florida beats No. 2 Oklahoma and 2009 Heisman winner Sam Bradford 24-14.

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Southern U......... 1 1 .500 2 12 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 1 .000 0 13 Grambling St...... 0 2 .000 2 12 Alcorn St........... 0 2 .000 0 12 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Southern U. at Grambling St., 6 p.m. Texas Southern at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

2010 - 11 BOWL SCHEDULE

St. Aloysius Fall Awards Football

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

Team captains - Ford Biedenharn, Shelton Headley, Mac Jones, Matt Wooten Offensive line award - Robert Arledge Offensive back award - Carlton Campbell Receiver award - Shelton Headley Most improved offensive player - Scott Johnston Defensive lineman award - Sage Lewis Defensive back award - Carlton Campbell Linebacker award - Elliott Bexley Most improved defensive player - Robert Arledge Special teams award - Blake Hudson Most versatile award - Elliott Bexley Rookie of the year - Barrett Teller Kyle Coleson Sportsmanship Award - Hunter Matherne Buglewicz Heart of a Champion Award - Will Burnett Joe Evans Memorial Award - Matt Wooten Frank Logue Memorial Award - Mac Jones Most valuable lineman - Matt Wooten Most valuable back - Mac Jones Virgadamo Award - Ford Biedenharn

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl........................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl.......................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21 Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl........................... Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28 Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl.......................................................... Boise State 26, Utah 3 Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl........................................... San Diego State 35, Navy 14 Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl................................................................. Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35 Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl................ Florida International 34, Toledo 32

womens basketball

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

Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 17 Iowa St., 11 a.m. No. 2 Connecticut at No. 13 Notre Dame, 1 p.m. No. 4 Stanford vs. Arizona St., 4 p.m. No. 6 West Virginia vs. Cincinnati, 3 p.m. No. 7 Texas A&M vs. Colorado, 7 p.m. No. 12 UCLA vs. Southern Cal, 3:30 p.m. No. 15 Georgetown vs. Marquette, 1 p.m. No. 16 DePaul at No. 18 St. John’s, 3 p.m. No. 19 Oklahoma at Nebraska, 2 p.m. No. 20 Ohio St. at No. 21 Iowa, 3 p.m. No. 22 Texas at Missouri, 4 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. Seton Hall, Noon Sunday’s Games No. 5 Tennessee vs. Ole Miss, 11 a.m. No. 8 North Carolina at Boston College, Noon No. 9 Xavier vs. Dayton, 2 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky vs. Georgia, 1 p.m. No. 11 Michigan St. at Michigan, 6 p.m. No. 24 Florida St. vs. Virginia, 2 p.m. No. 25 Arkansas at Mississippi St., 3:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl............. North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7 Dec. 28 Insight Bowl.............................................................. Iowa 27, Missouri 24 Dec. 29 Military Bowl..............................................Maryland 51, East Carolina 20 Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.................................................................Illinois 38, Baylor 14 Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl............................................. Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10 Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl........................................................Army 16, SMU 14 Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl........................................... Syracuse 36, Kansas State 34

Swimming

Captains - Andy Bell, John Phillips, Morgan Stone Most improved male swimmer - Chris Sanders Most improved female swimmer - Christie Johnson, Madison Lumbley Most valuable male swimmer - Wally Wibowo Most valuable female swimmer - Cicily Chiarito Heart of a Champion Award - Zoe Kinsella

Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27, 2OT Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl................................................ Washington 19, Nebraska 7 Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl............................................ South Florida 31, Clemson 26 Dec. 31 Sun Bowl........................................................... Notre Dame 33, Miami 17 Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl................................................Central Florida 10, Georgia 6

Cross Country

Most vaulable female runner - Anna Haygood Most valuable male runner - Jacob Breeden Most improved - Mary Hannah Campbell Heart of a Champion Award - Carter Kemp Team captains - Anna Haygood, Josh Williams

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

Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.............................................Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14

NFL Playoffs Wild-card round

Jan. 1 Rose Bowl..................................................................TCU 21, Wisconsin 19

Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.......................................................Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26

Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl.................................................LSU 41, No. 18 Texas A&M 24

Conference Championships Jan. 23

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

11 a.m. ESPN

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

8 p.m. ESPN

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

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................28 Orlando..........................24 Atlanta...........................24 Charlotte........................12 Washington....................9

L 9 12 14 21 25

Central Division

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

Super Bowl XLV

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

college football PCT .857 .846 .846 .786 .714 .692

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 12 3 Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 10 3 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 8 6 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 6 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 8 7 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 7 7 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tennessee at Arkansas, 12:30 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 3 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 4 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Florida, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

PCT .800 .769 .571 .571 .533 .500

CONFERENCE USA

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 1 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 Southern Miss.. 1 0 1.000 12 2 .857 UTEP.................. 1 0 1.000 13 3 .813 Tulane................. 1 0 1.000 11 3 .786 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 8 6 .571 Marshall.............. 0 1 .000 10 4 .714 Houston.............. 0 1 .000 8 6 .571 Rice.................... 0 1 .000 8 7 .533 Tulsa................... 0 1 .000 7 7 .500 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games SMU at Tulane, 1 p.m. UTEP at UAB, 3 p.m. East Carolina at Memphis, 3 p.m. UCF at Houston, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Marshall, 6 p.m. Rice at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L Jackson St........ 2 0 1.000 6 8 Texas Southern.. 2 0 1.000 4 9 MVSU................. 1 0 1.000 2 12 Alabama A&M.... 1 1 .500 4 7 Alabama St......... 1 1 .500 4 11 Prairie View........ 1 1 .500 4 11 Southern U......... 1 1 .500 2 12 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 1 .000 0 13 Grambling St...... 0 2 .000 2 12 Alcorn St........... 0 2 .000 0 12 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Southern U. at Grambling St., 6 p.m. Texas Southern at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

PCT .429 .308 .143 .364 .267 .267 .143 .000 .143 .000

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE L 7 14 21 24 26

L 12 19 20 24 27

Pct .657 .424 .394 .314 .229

Friday’s Game Trinity 69, Millsaps 55 Today’s Games Alabama at Mississippi St., 3 p.m. Mississippi College at Hardin-Simmons, 3 p.m. Alabama A&M at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Marshall, 6 p.m. Southern Arkansas at Delta St., 6 p.m. Xavier (N.O.) at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Florida, 7 p.m. Tougaloo at Spring Hill, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Game Millsaps at Southwestern University, 2 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Pct GB .800 — .588 7 1/2 .417 13 1/2 .333 16 1/2 .278 18 1/2

W San Antonio...................30 Dallas.............................26 New Orleans.................21 Memphis........................17 Houston.........................16

L 6 9 15 19 20

Pct .833 .743 .583 .472 .444

GB — 3 1/2 9 13 14

Northwest Division

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

L 13 13 15 17 28

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................25 Phoenix..........................14 Golden State.................14 L.A. Clippers..................11 Sacramento...................8

L 11 19 21 24 25

Pct .649 .649 .571 .541 .243

college basketball Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No. 4 Syracuse at Seton Hall, 11 a.m. No. 5 Pittsburgh vs. Marquette, 1 p.m. No. 6 San Diego St. at Utah, 3 p.m. No. 8 Connecticut at No. 12 Texas, 2:30 p.m. No. 9 Missouri at Colorado, 12:30 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky at Georgia, 3 p.m. No. 13 Georgetown vs. West Virginia, 10 a.m. No. 14 Notre Dame vs. St. John’s, 7 p.m. No. 15 BYU vs. Air Force, 2 p.m. No. 16 Texas A&M at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. No. 17 Kansas St. at Oklahoma St., Noon No. 18 Michigan St. at Penn St., Noon No. 19 UCF at Houston, 4 p.m. No. 21 Memphis vs. East Carolina, 3 p.m. No. 22 Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 4 p.m. No. 23 Washington vs. Oregon St., 5:30 p.m. No. 25 UNLV vs. TCU, 9 p.m.

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GB — — 3 4 15

Pct GB .694 — .424 9 1/2 .400 10 1/2 .314 13 1/2 .242 15 1/2

Friday’s Games San Antonio 90, Indiana 87 Philadelphia 105, Chicago 99 Washington 97, New Jersey 77 Boston 122, Toronto 102 Memphis 110, Utah 99 Portland 108, Minnesota 98 Orlando 110, Houston 95 Miami at Milwaukee, (n) Cleveland at Golden State, (n) New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, (n) New York at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Sacramento at Toronto, noon Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Miami at Portland, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Top 25 Schedule

Sunday’s Games 1 Duke vs. Maryland, 7 p.m. 2 Ohio St. vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m. 3 Kansas at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. 7 Villanova vs. No. 24 Cincinnati, 11 a.m. 11 Purdue vs. Iowa, 11 a.m.

No. No. No. No. No.

GB — 8 9 12 15

L 12 10 15 20 28

OT 4 5 3 6 2

Pts 56 55 49 30 22

PCT .857 .846 .846 .786 .714 .692

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 12 3 Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 10 3 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 8 6 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 8 6 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 8 7 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 7 7 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tennessee at Arkansas, 12:30 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 3 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 4 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Florida, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

L 12 16 18 19 20

OT 6 3 5 5 4

Pts 48 47 39 37 36

Southeast Division W 24 23 22 19 18

L 12 12 16 15 19

OT 5 6 6 6 2

Pts 53 52 50 44 38

Central Division

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East All Games W L 12 2 11 2 11 2 11 3 10 4 9 4

W 21 22 17 16 16

GF 136 135 121 90 71

GA 97 106 104 122 128

GF 111 102 111 90 105

GA 88 97 118 121 121

GF 123 120 137 117 107

GA 130 107 136 120 103

GF 138 104 106 130 103

GA 113 96 110 122 118

GF 134 136 103 108 100

GA 96 130 114 118 132

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Mississippi Schedule

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

GP Boston.............39 Montreal...........41 Buffalo.............40 Ottawa.............40 Toronto............40 GP Tampa Bay......41 Washington......41 Atlanta.............44 Carolina...........40 Florida..............39

Pct GB .757 — .667 3 1/2 .632 4 1/2 .364 14 .265 17 1/2

Southwest Division

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East All Games W L 12 2 11 2 11 2 11 3 10 4 9 4

W Chicago.........................23 Indiana...........................14 Milwaukee......................13 Detroit............................11 Cleveland.......................8

W 26 25 23 12 10

Northeast Division

Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl......................Miami (Ohio) 35, Middle Tennessee 21

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

Atlantic Division

Atlantic Division

GP Pittsburgh........42 Philadelphia.....40 N.Y. Rangers...41 N.Y. Islanders..38 New Jersey.....40

Jan. 3 Orange Bowl................................................. Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12

Divisional Playoffs

W Boston...........................28 New York.......................20 Philadelphia...................15 Toronto..........................12 New Jersey...................10

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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

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

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

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Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl........................................ Alabama 49, Michigan State 7 Jan. 1 Outback Bowl...................................................... Florida 37, Penn State 24

nfl

.143 .000 .143 .000

PCT .800 .769 .571 .571 .533 .500

CONFERENCE USA

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 1 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 Southern Miss.. 1 0 1.000 12 2 .857 UTEP.................. 1 0 1.000 13 3 .813 Tulane................. 1 0 1.000 11 3 .786 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 11 3 .786 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 10 3 .769 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 9 5 .643 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 8 6 .571 Marshall.............. 0 1 .000 10 4 .714 Houston.............. 0 1 .000 8 6 .571 Rice.................... 0 1 .000 8 7 .533 Tulsa................... 0 1 .000 7 7 .500 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games SMU at Tulane, 1 p.m. UTEP at UAB, 3 p.m. East Carolina at Memphis, 3 p.m. UCF at Houston, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Marshall, 6 p.m. Rice at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Jackson St........ 2 0 1.000 6 8 .429 Texas Southern.. 2 0 1.000 4 9 .308 MVSU................. 1 0 1.000 2 12 .143 Alabama A&M.... 1 1 .500 4 7 .364 Alabama St......... 1 1 .500 4 11 .267 Prairie View........ 1 1 .500 4 11 .267

GP Detroit..............40 Nashville..........40 St. Louis..........39 Chicago...........42 Columbus........40

W 25 21 20 21 20

L 10 13 13 18 17

OT 5 6 6 3 3

Pts 55 48 46 45 43

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......39 Colorado..........41 Minnesota........40 Calgary............41 Edmonton........39

W 26 21 20 18 13

L 8 15 15 20 19

OT 5 5 5 3 7

Pts 57 47 45 39 33

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............41 24 13 4 52 118 113 San Jose.........41 21 15 5 47 118 115 Phoenix............40 19 13 8 46 112 115 Anaheim..........43 21 18 4 46 110 123 Los Angeles....40 22 17 1 45 118 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Toronto 9, Atlanta 3 Carolina 5, Florida 3 Ottawa at Chicago, (n) N.Y. Rangers at Dallas, (n) Detroit at Calgary, (n) Edmonton at Vancouver, (n) Columbus at Anaheim, (n) Today’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, noon N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 2 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Florida at Washington, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 7 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-3 La. Pick 4: 6-3-8-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-7 La. Pick 4: 3-1-1-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-3-5 La. Pick 4: 0-6-2-8 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-2 La. Pick 4: 7-1-4-6 Easy 5: 2-8-26-28-29 La. Lotto: 1-7-14-27-35-40 Powerball: 22-26-32-38-40 Powerball: 7; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-1 La. Pick 4: 9-9-9-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-7 La. Pick 4: 3-0-6-8 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-6 La. Pick 4: 9-7-2-3 Easy 5: 3-7-8-14-31 La. Lotto: 9-10-15-22-24-40 Powerball: 18-22-37-47-54 Powerball: 36; Power play: 2


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Manning prepares for Jet defense INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning has kept it all business this week. He studied tapes, looked for flaws and worked overtime to figure out how he beat the Jets defense. No change there, so don’t take it personally, Rex. “It takes you absolutely forever to watch one game with their defense because they have so many different players and formations. It’s a fulltime cram session,” Manning said. “It just takes you time if you are going to truly study.” Few prepare more thoroughly than Manning, and even fewer can match the feats of the only four-time MVP league in history. This week’s possible milestones include passing Joe Montana for No. 2 on the postseason completions list and moving into the top five in playoff TD passes. So if Ryan thought he could make Manning fret by calling this week’s matchup “personal,” well, think again. As Ryan continued chirping, Manning kept working. “I really don’t have any reaction to it,” Manning said. “I know how hard it is to prepare for this style of defense.” Playing mind games with Manning is dangerous, something nobody understands better than Ryan. He’s 1-5 against Manning as the Jets coach and Ravens defensive coordinator, with the win coming in a game Manning didn’t even finish. The Colts yanked their starters early in Week 16 last season, throwing away their chance at a perfect season and helping the Jets position themselves to charge into the playoffs. Four weeks later, the teams met again in the AFC championship game and Manning led the Colts to a 30-17 come-frombehind victory. So given what Ryan has endured in the past, anything is worth a shot. “I remember in Baltimore, we had to get a stop to get the ball back and make it a game, and it was third down and it was just impossible to make the pass he makes to Dallas Clark. The coverage by Corey Ivy was ridiculous,” Ryan

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning scrambles earlier this season.

NFL on TV Today 3 p.m. NBC - New Orleans at Seattle 7 p.m. NBC - N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis Sunday Noon CBS - Baltimore at Kansas City 3:30 p.m. Fox - Green Bay at Philadelphia recalled of another playoff loss to Manning’s Colts. “He still made the throw and they went down and kicked a field goal, and the game was essentially over at that point.” Over the years, Ryan has seen that scenario play out time and again. From implausible throws to perfect game management to timely calls, Manning seems to have written the book on beating Ryan. Changing that will likely

take a ball-control offense, a lockdown defense, no turnovers and a little good luck. New York (11-5) certainly has the pieces to do it. Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson helped the Jets rank fourth in the NFL in rushing, and the Jets are coming off last week’s season-high 276-yard showing at Buffalo. Defensively, the Jets are No. 3 overall and No. 6 against the pass and they’re hoping to get a payoff after bringing in cornerback Antonio Cromartie to team with All-Pro Darrelle Revis. Ryan acknowledged that the move for Cromartie was designed specifically to stop two teams — the Colts (10-6) and the Patriots. It still might not be enough to beat Manning. What Revis remembers about last year’s championship game loss was the way Manning adjusted on the fly. “I have never seen a quar-

terback know somebody else’s defense that well,” Revis said. “He knows what coverage you are in, it’s sometimes like he’s toying with us. You know, ’I’m going to play around with you.’ He knows how to move people around and then to throw it where he needs to.” That goes back to the homework. But there are troubling signs for the Jets, too. Since Week 5, the 31-year-old Tomlinson has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry. Quarterback Mark Sanchez has been contending with a sore throwing shoulder and the Jets have only beaten two teams with winning records this season — Week 2 against New England and Week 15 at Pittsburgh. Need more? Indy, which had one of the worst defenses against the run this season, allowed only 79.8 yards in the last four games despite facing four of the league’s top runners — Chris Johnson twice, Maurice JonesDrew and Darren McFadden. “The confidence level is definitely high,” Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “We definitely did a great job against the best running teams and running backs this year, so we know that we are capable of it. It is just about going out there and executing our game plan.” On offense, the Colts have strung together three straight 100-yard rushing games, providing enough balance to make Manning even more dangerous. The result: Indy heads into the playoffs on a season-long four-game winning streak and playing its best football all year. If things do get tough, they can always rely on Manning’s arm, too. And it frustrates Ryan, which is why the coach let it out this week. “Losing is the worst. Everybody hates to lose, but when you lose in a playoff game, it’s just, it’s devastating,” Ryan said. “When you go back and look at 2006 in Baltimore, that was one of the best defenses in the game. We thought if we won that one, we were going to win the Super Bowl.”

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Harangody’s big night lifts Celtics to win By The Associated Press Rookie Luke Harangody had career highs with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first NBA double-double, and the Boston Celtics earned the 3,000th victory in franchise history, beating the Toronto Raptors 122102 on Friday night. Harangody, a rookie from Notre Dame, had never played more than 16 minutes in a game. He got in early for the short-handed Celtics and had doubled his career high for points (four) by the end of the first quarter. His previous highs for rebounds was also four. Paul Pierce scored 20 and Ray Allen added 17 for Boston, which tied a season high for points in a half with 67 in the first and never let the Raptors get closer than 12 in the second half. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 20 points. Toronto has lost four of five and seven of

nine despite shooting well (40 for 79) on Friday. But the Celtics outscored the Raptors 54-44 in the paint and outrebounded them 43-31. The Raptors got as close as 13 in the third and were down 87-73 after two foul shots by Amir Johnson before Harangody helped quickly rebuild Boston’s lead. Pierce made two free throws to put the Celtics up 89-73, then Harangody blocked a layup attempt by Ed Davis and rumbled back to the Celtics’ end to score on his own layup with 1:53 left in the third.

Spurs 90, Pacers 87 Manu Ginobili scored 25 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Indiana Pacers and snap a two-game skid. Tim Duncan had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Indianapolis native George Hill scored 16 points for the Spurs, who overcame a 15-point deficit to

become the first team in the league to win 30 games.

Magic 110, Rockets 95 Jason Richardson and Brandon Bass scored 18 points apiece, and the Orlando Magic rolled to a victory over the Houston Rockets. The victory extended the Magic’s season-best winning streak to eight games. The loss was the fourth straight for Houston.

Wizards 97, Nets 77 Rashard Lewis had 16 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards raced out to an early 18-point lead before cruising to a victory over the New Jersey Nets. The Wizards built a 21-3 lead in the first eight minutes and faced little resistance from the cold-shooting Nets the rest of the way in snapping a three-game skid. Lewis hit

all three of his 3-pointers in the first quarter to spark the Wizards. Nick Young scored 16 points, JaVale McGee had 15 points and Andray Blatche added 14 points for the Wizards. Washington is 0-17 away from the Verizon Center, but improved to 9-8 with Friday’s win. None of the Wizards’ victories have come against a team with a winning record. New Jersey is now 3-17 away from home, and has dropped its last five road contests and six of seven overall.

76ers 105, Bulls 99 Jodie Meeks scored 24 points, Lou Williams had 20, and the Philadelphia 76ers avenged a 45-point loss to Chicago with a victory over the Bulls. Jrue Holiday added 19 for the 76ers, who lost 121-76 on Dec. 21 in Chicago.

Soccer Continued from Page C1. McCoon to spoil senior night for 11 WC seniors. “It is much more bugging to me to lose a game like that,” WC senior Marcus Renner said. “The first goal they got was just plain lucky. Once we got behind, it was hard. We bounced back, but we missed that penalty kick and then I had one get tapped away.” The loss drops WC to 12-3 overall and 1-2 in region

play. They travel to archrival Vicksburg on Tuesday. Clinton coach Jay Long credited his goalkeeper Jake Files. “He made six saves and was the difference in the game,” Long said. “Even when we scored early, they had several chances to cut into it.” Clinton outshot WC 13-10. Williams’ goal came in the fourth minute on a scrum.

McCoon scored off a header at the minute and Brown got the last with 15:43 to play.

Amanda Guizerix added one apiece for the Missy Gators (4-9, 2-3).

(G) Vicksburg 8, Greenville-Weston 0

(B) Vicksburg 6, Greenville-Weston 1

Tabitha Hayden scored four goals to pace Vicksburg’s rout of Greenville-Weston at Memorial Stadium. Caitlin Patton, Raven Lawrence, and

Jordan Watson and Chris Greenwood scored two goals apiece for Vicksburg (7-8-1, 3-2), while Will Robbins and Garrett Watson added one apiece.

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New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush reacts after fumbling the ball while rushing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

Saints depending on Bush to produce By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Reggie Bush smiled at the idea of Seattle fans spewing as much vitriol his way as they could muster. Bush was a villain back when he starred for dominant Southern California teams against the Washington Huskies. He expects that to be the case again when he returns to Seattle for the NFL playoffs, this time carrying more responsibility for the New Orleans Saints’ running game than he has all season. “I hope they say the dirtiest, nastiest things possible because that just gets me excited,” Bush said. “When you know that you’ve beaten them without allowing them to distract you, that’s the best feeling. That’s the most rewarding feeling when you know you can beat a whole stadium.” Bush quieted plenty of crowds during road games in college, but it’s been a while since he’s done it as a

pro. His injury-marred 2010 season has been forgettable so far. He missed eight games with a fracture in his lower right leg. In the eight games he played, he rushed for a grand total of 150 yards and no touchdowns. As a receiver, he’s caught 34 passes for 208 yards and his only touchdown all season. While he’s had no punt returns for scores, he did fumble a couple punts, getting hurt on one and nearly costing the Saints a loss to the Cowboys on another. Bush also dropped what looked like a certain touchdown pass in that Thanksgiving game at Dallas, after which television cameras caught quarterback Drew Brees appearing to utter, “Come on, Reggie.” When the Saints (11-5) open the playoffs in Seattle (7-9) today, Bush expects to play a leading role in the running game. The reason has less to do with his productivity than with the absence of Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory, who were placed on injured reserve this week.

Saints Continued from Page C1. catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting against Seattle, is listed as probable, but underwent knee surgery less than two weeks ago. Safety Malcolm Jenkins is out, thinning a secondary that allowed 366 yards passing to Seattle earlier this year. Starting outside linebacker Danny Clark, tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove are also out. What first looked like a glorified scrimmage for the Saints to get ready for the next round of the playoffs has turned, leaving just the slightest bit of possibility to the thought: “Can Seattle actually pull the upset?” “It’s a home playoff game, it’s going to be loud, and it is going to be crazy,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “It’s one of the louder venues in the league. I think they showed how well they can play last week.” With Ivory and Thomas out, Bush is likely to get plenty of touches. And his opportunity just so happens to be with Pete Carroll on the

other sideline in the fourth playoff game of his career as a head coach. But this position Carroll finds himself in is unfamiliar — in the postseason and a decided underdog. A large part of Carroll’s success at Southern California was rooted in coming through in the postseason. He was 7-2 in bowl games with the Trojans, his only losses coming in his first season (10-6 to Utah) and in the Trojans’ title game loss to Vince Young and Texas, 41-38. But “underdog” wasn’t uttered this week around the Seahawks practice facility. “It’s kind of funny because Pete always says, ‘Hey, I don’t care who they bring in here — they could bring in the world champs!’ And the irony is they are really bringing in the world champs, so there you go,” Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “But he has been saying that from day one, and he’s been saying it for practice even.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Clash of the Titans” — Perseus, Sam Worthington, the son of Zeus, Liam Neeson, embarks on a dangerous mission to prevent Hades, Ralph Fiennes, from toppling the king of the gods and laying waste to Earth./7 on HBO n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints begin the march toward another Super Bowl today, when they head west to face the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC wild-card Sam Worthington game./3 on NBC n PRIMETIME “Blue Bloods” — After witnessing a crime in progress, Jamie pursues a suspect; Danny has to help Jamie avoid an internal affairs investigation./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Shirley Bassey, singer, 74; Bob Eubanks, game show host, 73; Stephen Hawking, physicist, 69; Robby Krieger, rock musician, 65; David Bowie, rock singer, 64; R. Kelly, singer, 44; Sean Paul, reggae singer, 38; Sarah Polley, actress, 32.

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Melissa Rivers to mom: Enough surgery Melissa Rivers has a message for her mom: enough plastic surgery! She said her 77-year-old mother’s surgical enhancements are a source of conflict. Comic Joan Rivers said in a book she wrote two years ago, “Men Are Stupid ... And They Like Big Boobs — A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery,” that she’s had more than a dozen cosmetic surgeries. Joan Rivers “In my opinion, it’s like enough,” Melissa Rivers said. “Stop it. It is a source of conflict, it really is. It bothers me.” The two women were at a news conference Friday to hype their upcoming WE network reality series, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” The series premieres Jan. 25. Rivers joked about her daughter’s concerns, but said it’s part of being in show business and doesn’t think there’s any such thing as too Melissa Rivers much. “If you had a dollar for every stitch in the face of someone you interviewed, you wouldn’t be here,” she told reporters.

Longoria nightclub files for bankruptcy A Las Vegas nightclub owned by actress Eva Longoria has filed for bankruptcy to remain operating while reorganizing nearly $5.7 million in debt. Lawyers for Beso LLC said in a federal Chapter 11 filing that they project losing more than $76,000 per month at the CityCenter restaurant and nightspot. Lawyers said Beso owes nearly $1.8 million to CityCenter for its lease at the Crystals mall inside the resort complex.

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Smith doctor subpoenaed by med board Anna Nicole Smith’s primary doctor, who was acquitted in the late model’s high-profile drug prescription case, has been subpoenaed in a separate investigation, his attorney said Friday. “It’s outrageous,” said Ellyn Garafalo, who represents Dr. Sandeep Kapoor. “This shows that this is a vendetta.” She said Kapoor was standing outside the courtroom where a judge dismissed most Anna Nicole Smith charges against Kapoor’s co-defendants on Thursday when he was handed a subpoena by a process server representing the California Medical Board. Garafalo said the board is investigating cases unrelated to the Smith case. She said Kapoor has treated many severely ill patients and has written numerous prescriptions for them. Kapoor was tried with Howard K. Stern and psychiatrist Dr. Khristine Eroshevich on charges of excessively prescribing opiates and sedatives for the former Playboy model. A jury acquitted him of all charges.

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Linguists name ’app’ Word of the Year The tech slang “app” was voted the 2010 “Word of the Year” Friday by the American Dialect Society, beating out Cookie Monster’s “nom, nom, nom, nom.” The shortened slang term for a computer or smart phone application was picked by the linguists group as the word that best sums up the country’s preoccupation last year. “Nom” — a chat-, tweet-, and text-friendly syllable that connotes “yummy food” — was the runner-up. It derives from the Sesame Street character’s sound as he devours his favorite food. The vote came at a Pittsburgh hotel ballroom during the national conference of the Linguistic Society of America, an umbrella group that includes the Dialect Society. About 120 of the 1,000 conference attendees voted in the “competition” with neither side entirely satisfied. “Some years there’s a very clear choice,” said Allan Metcalf, the Dialect Society’s executive secretary. In 2001, for instance, the Word of the Year was 9/11. “I think this past year there wasn’t anything clearly dominant,” Metcalf said. “But there’s no question ’app’ is a very powerful word.”

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Witness: Jackson doc distracted on call ‘I heard commotion as if the phone was in a pocket’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former girlfriend of the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson testified Friday that he was distracted when he called her on the morning of the singer’s death and she heard commotion in the background. Sade Anding said she realized at one point that Dr. Conrad Murray wasn’t paying attention to her. She heard coughing and mumbling but didn’t recognize the voice as Murray, she said. “I heard commotion as if the phone was in a pocket or something,” Anding said. The testimony added details to a timeline being developed by prosecutors at a preliminary hearing where a judge will decide if there is enough evidence for Murray to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty. Authorities contend Jackson died after Murray gave him a lethal dose of propofol and other sedatives in the bedroom of his rented mansion then delayed calling 911 while he collected and bagged medications. Phone records show Murray called Anding at 11:51 a.m. She said she stayed on the line for five to six minutes, but Murray never got back on the phone. The records indicate 911 was dialed at 12:21 p.m. Emergency room doctor Dr. Richelle Cooper testified Thursday that she believed Jackson died in his bedroom. Still, he was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where more than an hour of resuscitation efforts didn’t change her opinion. Based on what Murray told her, though, she said she didn’t know why the singer died. Cooper said Murray told her he had seen Jackson stop breathing and immediately started CPR, but prosecutors say that’s not what happened. Cooper said Murray never told her he had given propofol

Winfrey pleased with opening of network PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “grateful that we weren’t embarrassed” during the much-anticipated first weekend that her new OWN network was on the air. Oprah Winfrey For a network started from scratch, OWN delivered some impressive sampling on its Jan. 1 debut. At one point Saturday night, OWN was the third-ranked cable network behind ESPN and USA in the ratings. The challenge will be turning the curious into regular viewers. “I am grateful that the first phase of what we wanted to happen actually happened,” Winfrey told reporters on Thursday. “I’m grateful that we weren’t embarrassed. I’m grateful that people came.” Winfrey called her network’s programming “mind food” and said the intention is to bring positive energy into the homes of people who watch it. “I see myself as a messenger for a message that is greater than myself and my message is you can, you can, you can,” she said. OWN announced on Thursday that personal finance expert Suze Orman would be getting her own primetime show this fall. The series, “Money Class,” will feature Orman visiting individuals and families across the country to give them advice on their own financial circumstances.

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to Jackson or mentioned several other sedatives tests later showed were administered. Murray’s defense attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, asked Cooper if propofol use would be relevant information, since the drug wears off quickly. Cooper said it wouldn’t have changed her efforts to revive Jackson, but knowing the singer had been given several sedatives and propofol would have added to her understanding of why the singer died. Cooper said other sedatives could have amplified

the effects of the propofol and caused Jackson to stop breathing before his heart stopped beating. “I would be concerned particularly if there were other medications given, that it would lead to a respiratory arrest, which would lead to a cardiac

arrest,” Cooper said. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren has said he will use Murray’s statements to police and testimony to show his actions represented “an extreme deviation from the standard of care.”

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Grandfather’s bad timing damages perfect wedding Dear Abby: I recently married a wonderful man. Our wedding day was going perfectly and I had all the family I loved around me — including my divorced grandparents. My grandfather has remarried, but still had a lot of unfinished legal business with Grandma that needed settling. Grandpa thought my wedding reception would be a good place to do it and served her with court papers there. I was so upset that he would do this on my special day, I have stopped talking to him.

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He dropped by my mom’s one day and I ignored him. He told me if I wanted to “divorce” him as my grandfather I could, but that he wasn’t wrong and wouldn’t apologize for it. Please tell me what you

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter in the next year, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have plenty of opportunities to fulfill your expectations through diligent effort. Do what you can to make your dreams into realities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Because conditions in general tend to favor you, this is an extremely good day to seek the support you need from others for an endeavor you’re trying to accomplish. Get on it, sun bonnet. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your ship has a greater chance of coming in if you keep a low profile and wait until the timing is just right. Prematurely going after things could make the waters rough. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Much respect and consideration are likely to be showered upon you by almost everyone you encounter, because of the pleasant manner you’ve been treating them in the past month. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Someone who is in a cooperative mood is in a position to advance something in which you’re interested. Treat this person right and handle things wisely, and s/ he will invite you to participate. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Both something you think you want and a person who can bring it to you might be put to the test. Fortunately, neither the issue nor the individual will come up short. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Even though you won’t actually need some partners to help accomplish your purposes today, there may be certain advantages for having some. Don’t let others discourage you from teaming up. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Because your mental faculties are likely to be a bit sharper than usual, if there are certain matters that need to be studied carefully, now is the time to review them carefully. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take on a personal task that needs to be done correctly, because things in general will be running very smoothly for you, enabling you to make more progress than usual. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Being in an amicable mood, you won’t have any trouble finding some pleasant companions to share your day. And because you’ll all get along brilliantly, it’ll turn out to be more fun than usual. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Take the time to wrap up last week’s business and tie down all loose ends you left hanging, because you’ll not find a better day to do so. Besides, you’ll also free up next week’s agenda. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Certain important plans you’ve been working on should begin to gel and come together. You’ll now be able to get an important endeavor going and well under way, Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — With the holidays behind us, there are likely to be some extremely good buys out in the marketplace. Certain bargains you’ve been waiting to find should now be plentiful.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m dating a wonderful guy and I care for him very much. I think that he is almost perfect, and eventually I would like to marry him. We agree on everything important, except for one thing — sex. Would you believe that I’m the one who would like to “seal” our relationship by having sex? Josh says that he loves and respects me, but that he would lose that respect if we had sex. It’s not that he is shy; in fact, Josh is very aggressive and outgoing. He just believes sex should be saved for marriage. I think that since we are in love and have discussed the possibility of getting married, having sex (taking all the proper precautions, of course) is proper and acceptable. — Nameless, Toledo, Ohio. Nameless: Rarely does premarital sex “seal” a relationship. I have received a great number of letters and e-mails from teens that say that having premarital sex ended a wonderful relationship. Please read the following e-mail from a disappointed young lady in St. Louis. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been reading your column for teens since I was 13. I am now 18 and in my last year of high school. I will be attending the University of Michigan in September. Kurt and I were in a relationship for over two years. I cared for him very much and having him for my husband crossed my mind. The only concern I had regarding Kurt was that he was sexually aggressive. He knew that I was a virgin and he said that he was, too. On Thanksgiving evening, I finally gave in to his demands. We had sex. The next day, I called him and told him that I wasn’t happy about our sexual encounter. He agreed that we had made a mistake. We were both convinced at that time that our sexual encounter was a one-time experience. We were wrong. The next five times we were together we were sexually active. I’d like to tell your teen readers that a sexual relationship could bring a couple a greater love, but it brought goodbyes to Kurt and me. Last week he told me that he still cared for me, but that he had decided that he wanted to date other girls. I really felt crushed for about three days, but now I realize that the sexual activity was not a sharing of love; it was a “now that I had you, I don’t need you anymore.” Teens, please take my word for it — premarital sex ruins more relationships than it helps. Sadly, I speak from experience. — Nameless, St. Louis. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

think. Am I wrong for expecting him to apologize to me for what he did? — New Iowa Bride Dear New Bride: Your grandfather owes all concerned that day an apology. His judgment was atrocious. But please don’t hold your breath waiting for him to offer one. Your grandfather is self-centered, self-righteous, insensitive and stubborn, and it won’t be forthcoming. Dear Abby: When my wife and I go to a buffet for lunch or dinner, she takes too much

food on purpose to take home with her. I say it’s wrong because you pay for what you eat, not what you “carry out.” She insists that paying means she can take whatever amount she wants. The last time we went, she actually waited for more chicken to be brought out so she could put three pieces in a napkin before we left. Now she’s mad at me because I told her it was wrong. I’ll live by what you say, Abby. What is it? — Crying “Fowl” in Lakewood, Calif.

Chronic cough can have many causes; most benign Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 19-year-old female and have had a nonproductive cough for 16 months without any other symptoms other than some drainage. I cannot find anything that triggers it. It seems that I cough all the time. I have seen my physician, a nurse practitioner, an ENT, his PA, a pulmonologist and his PA. I have been diagnosed with bronchitis, hiatal hernia, asthma and heartburn. None of the medication has worked. I’ve been on Symbicort, Spiriva, codeine, Prilosec, Zantac and one other. I had to take it for five days for what they thought was bronchitis. I had a chest X-ray done in July 2009 without abnormalities. At my last visit to the pulmonologist, I was told that I have irritated bronchitis and that I would have it for the rest of my life unless it miraculously went away. There is no treatment for it. I cannot accept this. I work at an elementary school and am attending nursing school. Coughing all the time makes people believe that I am sick, and nobody wants a nurse who is coughing constantly. I am out of options. Within the past two weeks, I have noticed that I have all of a sudden been getting heartburn. No acid comes up in my throat, and it usually never lasts for more than a few seconds, but it is a new symptom. Doctors have asked me in the past if I have had heartburn, but I never have up until now. Please help me, Dr. Gott. Dear Reader: Chronic cough can have many causes; most are benign. Up to 90 percent of all cases are caused by postnasal drip, acid reflux or asthma. Postnasal drip is a common condition in which the sinuses drain down the back of the throat rather than from the nostrils. This can be associated with colds, the flu and various allergies. I suggest that you take a look at your environment to determine if there is something that may be causing this. Did you get a new pet or move? Did you start wearing a new perfume or using a new scented soap or shampoo? Did you begin using a new laundry detergent or fabric softener? You may want to talk to your physician about a trial course of an allergy medication. Overthe-counter options include Claritin, Zyrtec, Benadryl and various store brands with the same active ingredients. Prescription options include Nasonex, Flonase, Clarinex and more. These should dry up the drip and, if it is the cause, the cough as well. I am hesitant to believe that you have acid reflux or asthma because treatment failed to improve your cough; however, they may still be the culprits. Acid reflux can be helped through changes in diet as well as physical activity. Limit your intake of fatty, greasy foods, high-acid foods and spicy foods. You may not have typical symptoms. Asthma may require daily preventive therapy such as a steroid inhaler in addition to a rescue inhaler for emergencies. Your new symptom of heartburn may be related to acid reflux, but it may also simply be the result of your constant coughing.

ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER

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Other possible, yet unlikely, causes include infection, lung disorders or cancers, and various medications. I urge you to undergo another chest X-ray, since it has been more than a year since your last. Your pulmonologist can then compare the two films side by side to determine whether there are changes that might indicate a more insidious cause. If you are uncomfortable with your current physicians and their assistants, start fresh with another lung specialist or primary-care physician. Express your concerns about the cough, and be sure to bring all your medical records with you. The new physician can offer a new perspective and insight into your situation and may find something that the others missed.

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

Dear Crying “Fowl”: Your wife isn’t mad at you because you told her what she did was wrong. She’s pouting because she doesn’t want to admit that you were right — that she was pulling a fast one and you didn’t approve. If all the patrons behaved as she does, the restaurant would not be able to break even, let alone

make a profit. Her behavior was not just tacky; it showed a distinct lack of character.

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


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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF ELIZABETH WARING ADEN, DECEASED NO. 2010-079 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary on the Estate of the above decedent having been granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on June 10, 2010, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent to have the same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; and failure to do so within said period will forever bar all claims. THIS the 5th day of January, 2011. /s/ Elise A. Smith, Executrix of the Estate of Elizabeth Waring Aden, Deceased Publish: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22(3t)

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002. REFRIGERATED TRUE BRAND single glass door cooler. 62'' tall 25'' wide. Runs good, $200. 601-636-3193 SCAG WILDCAT. 1 owner, 25 horse power, 52 inch cut, only 681 hours. Excellent condition. $4000. 601218-4371.

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. TOP PRICES PAID for coins, Gold, Silver, war relics, estates. 601-618-2727. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 10x10 CANOPY. Like new. $100. 601-529-1551. 2 TWIN BEDS. New mattress sets, sheets, blankets, spreads, 2 valances, never slept on. $500. 601-529-1551. 4500 WATT GENERATOR. $300. Call 601-6386740.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale FIREWOOD FOR SALE.Call 601-529-8831 for more information. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FURNITURE FOR SALE. Call for items. By appointment only. 601-415-0447. PACE SAVER ESPREE 3 Wheel Scooter with lift, fits into vehicle receiving hitch, works off vehicle battery. Great condition, two brand new batteries. Will NOT sale separate, $800. 601-630-3327.

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Classic Elegance Secure High-Rise Building • in Modern Surroundings Off Street Parking • New Year 601-630-2921 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • • 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Move-In Beautiful River Views • 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Special! Senior Discounts • Studios & Efficiencies

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

19. Garage & Yard Sales

28. Furnished Apartments

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

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

GARAGE SALE. 1370 CULKIN ROAD. Parking lot of FanTastic Finds. Saturday 8am-6pm. Lots of miscellaneous.

COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386. DUPLEX 2 bedroom $950 monthly. 3 bedroom $1,150 monthly. Furnished includes water, electric. Deposit required. 601-218-5348.

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

30. Houses For Rent

34. Houses For Sale

1 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 monthly. Great location. 601-415-0067.

401 Sea Island, Lakefront, 3/2, furnished, $1025. 100 Sea Island, Utilities furnished, 2/2 furniture furnished, $900.

100 REBEL DRIVE, Silver Creek Subdivision. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2375 square feet, 2 car garage. $209,400. 601-631-0432.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

Call Bette Paul-Warner, 601-218-1800. McMillin Real Estate www.lakehouse.com

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

24. Business Services

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

Commodore Apartments

WASHER/ DRYER, WHITE, heavy duty, good condition. $300 set. 601-636-3193.

AFFORDABLE PAINTINGNEW Year's Special! Most rooms $150! Quality work, References. 601-218-0263.

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

601-638-2231

1994 MAGNOLIA MAGNUM. 16X76, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Great shape. $12,000. 601-831-1728.

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

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

19. Garage & Yard Sales 930 BURNT HOUSE Road, Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 7am- 12pm, furniture, dishes, miscellaneous. 97 SOUTHALL DRIVE, Pass Culkin Ball Field, follow signs. Saturday 7am- until. Mattresses, furniture, miscellaneous. FAMILY MOVING TO Europe! SELLING EVERYTHING! NO JUNK! Park Residences, 4223 I-20 Frontage Road #K17. Park in back of Triumph church lot. Saturday 7am-2pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm. 801-885-2776 GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. MOVING SALE, 207 Smokey Lane, off Rifle Range Road, 7am-until. Washer/ dryer, microwave, deep freeze, furniture, t.v., CD's, DVD's. 601-638-8683. SO YESTERDAY GIFTS and Collectibles, 4715 Hwy 61 South. Antiques, Furniture, Hunting Items, Children's & Baby Items, Collectible Glassware Tools, bicycles, ATV' s, Motorcycles, Tanning Bed, Boats and Household Items. Open Daily Monday- Friday 11am- 6pm. Saturday 9am- 4pm.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON

CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North New Year’s Special

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

One Month FREE rent!

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. LEAVES, GUTTERS CLEANED, hedges trimmed. 601-218-4415. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

Call for Details

601-638-0102 1-2 BEDROOM apartments for lease. Central HVAC, off-street parking, no smoking, references/ deposit required. Starting at $475/mo. Private. 601-638-9876.

27. Rooms For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses!

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

MARSHALL APARTMENTS 821 Speed Street Newly remodeled apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar $425 monthly (water included) 601-619-6800 NICE 2 BEDROOM Apartment. Good view of river. $330 monthly. Call 601-638-5832. 601-8310975.

30. Houses For Rent 121 WEST MAGNOLIA STREET. In town location 2 bedroom, 1 bath $385 deposit and rent. 601-6362111, 601-218-9146. 3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATH, very private location, $675 monthly plus deposit. Serious inquiries. 601-415-0784. 3614 SECURITY STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 monthly, deposit/ references. 601-636-6859.

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

14X70, 2 BEDROOMS, on private lot in county location, garden space. Call for details. 601-636-2489.

Barnes Glass

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

• Bulldozer & Construction

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

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

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

ROSS

New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 • Dirt Works CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION State board of contractors approved and bonded. 601-638-9233. Fill dirt for erosion purposes, clay gravel, 610, back fill sand. FREE estimates on demolition, driveway work, replacement of old broken driveway and add- ons. Lot clearing, dozer track hoe work.

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28X60 MOBILE OFFICES, Classrooms, portable church and other uses. 601-2185656, 601-218-2582. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000

34. Houses For Sale BEVERLY MCMILLIN Realtor “Simply the Best”

601-415-9179

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

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The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 98 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS V1901R .20 Months @ $210 per month ......... $875*down 02 DODGE STRATUS V1665RR.................13 Months @ $230 per month .... $900*down 99 FORD CROWN VICTORIA GX V2036 28 Months @ $260 per month ......$1030*down 01 BUICK LESABRE V2064...............................28 Months @ $270 per month .......... $1065*down 03 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS V2068 28 Months @ $280 per month $1100*down 99 FORD CROWN VICTORIA V2066 ...............26 Months @ $250 per month $1180*down 00 CADILLAC DEVILLE V2041 ..................26 Months @ $290 per month $1400*down 05 CHEVY MALIBU LT V2086 .................28 Months @ $300 per month $1590*down 09 CHEVY COBALT V2088 .......................26 Months @ $360 per month $1890*down 08 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2090..................26 Months @ $360 per month $2090*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 99 DODGE DURANGO SLT V1899R........20 Months @ $230 per month $1080*down 03 FORD F150 XL V2043 ........... 28 Months @ $290 per month ............... $1135*down 99 FORD EXPEDITION V2055.....................28 Months @ $290 per month ......$1450*down 04 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL V2089 28 Months @ $290 per month ............... $1555*down 02 GMC ENVOY SLT V2087..28 Months @ $300 per month ..................... $1695*down

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

601-636-6490 REDUCED--Warren Central area great 4 br, 2 ba home on approx 1 acre. Updated with ceramic in kitchen and baths, new carpet in bedrooms, new wood laminate in large den. Includes 12x20 wired workshop. For more information or appt. call 601-415-3022. Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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

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

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Member FDIC

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

• Printing

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601.630.8209

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

EAGLE LAKE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, mostly furnished, on lake. $1,200 monthly, deposit, references, lease required. 601-218-5348.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, recently painted, hardwood floors refinished. $900 monthly. 601-415-0067.

EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished. Call for details and price. 601-278-3403.

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY • Construction

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

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.

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

29. Unfurnished Apartments

TAURUS 9MM PISTOL. Stainless, Millennium Pro. 3 magazines plus case, like new. $350. 601-994-3269.

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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After Christmas Sale-A-Thon! ‘98 Malibu - $728 Down ‘01 Cavalier - $728 Down ‘03 Alero - $879 Down ‘00 Explorer - $879 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 Garysefl.co NEEDS A GOOD HOME 4 door Chevy Malibu for sale. Needs a little TLC $4,000 Or Best Offer. Call 601-529-9448.

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USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

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


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FOR ONE WEEK ONLY... BUY THESE VEHICLES AT NADA WHOLESALE VALUE! L SPECIA

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2009 CADILLAC DTS

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2009 CADILLAC STS

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WHITE, STOCK# 3239P

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ALL VEHICLES MUST GO... OR THEY WILL BE SENT TO AUCTION!

DEALERS WELCOME! ONE WEEK ONLY! ‘95 HONDA ACCORD

#8140A, GOLD ..................NOW:

$3,288

‘02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER #5481AB, GOLD ................NOW:

‘04 DODGE RAM 2500

#5441A, WHITE.................NOW:

‘02 DODGE DURANGO

#5487A, WHITE ................NOW:

‘05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER

$4,788

$5,588 $5,588

#5491A, MAROON..............NOW:

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‘06 MAZDA M5

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#3230PA, GRAY ...............NOW:

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#5378B, BLACK .............NOW:

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$8,488

$8,588 $9,588

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‘06 CHEVY MALIBU

$10,588

#3243P, SILVER.............NOW:

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$10,688

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‘04 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500

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#3834A, SILVER.............NOW:

‘09 FORD FOCUS

#3148P, RED ....................NOW:

‘06 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3214PA, BLACK............NOW:

$12,288

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‘07 GMC SIERRA 1500

#5305B, WHITE ..............NOW:

‘06 CHEVY EQUINOX

#3227P, BLUE ................NOW:

$11,788

$12,688 $12,788

$13,288

‘07 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 #5318A, WHITE ...............NOW:

$13,288

‘04 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 #5312A, RED...................NOW:

$13,388

‘07 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3220P, WHITE...............NOW:

‘05 CHEVY TAHOE

#5494A, WHITE..............NOW:

‘10 CHEVY IMPALA

#3202P, BLUE ...............NOW:

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#5277A, BLACK ..............NOW:

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#3200P..........................NOW:

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‘07 DODGE NITRO

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‘10 CHEVY IMPALA

#3199P, BLUE.................NOW:

‘10 CHEVY HHR

#5440A, SILVER.............NOW:

$13,388

$14,488

$14,588 $14,788

$14,888 $14,988

$15,288

$15,888 $16,788

‘07 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 #3158P ...........................NOW:

$17,688

‘09 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500

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#3168P, WHITE...............NOW:

‘07 TOYOTA TUNDRA

#5469A, WHITE ............NOW:

‘07 GMC ACADIA

$20,488

#3204P, GRAY...............NOW:

‘07 TOYOTA 4RUNNER

#5423A, WHITE.............NOW:

$21,588

$23,488

‘09 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 #5250A, BLACK ...........NOW:

$25,488

‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 #3188P, WHITE..............NOW:

‘07 CHEVY TAHOE

#3211P, BLACK..............NOW:

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#3215P, BROWN............NOW:

‘10 CHEVY TAHOE

#5455A, SILVER...........NOW:

$25,988 $27,488

$27,588

$46,988

ANCE FINANCING. VICKSBURG’S NEW HOME FOR 2ND CH S STAFF FOR MORE INFORMATION. PLEASE SEE DEBBIE BERRY OR ANY OF OUR PROFESSIONAL SALE

With Approved Credit. Plus, tax, title & license. See Dealer For Details. Pictures For Illustrational Purposes Only.

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TOPIC SATURDAY, j anuary 8, 2011 • SE C T I O N D COMICS D0 | KIDS PAGE D0 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

MUSIC

‘A young, fresh face’

Actor, comedian and musician Steve Martin

Martin picks, grins again on 2nd album By Sandy Cohen AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — Steve Martin is back behind the banjo. The 65-year-old actor, author and recent Oscar host will release his second bluegrass album in March. Martin spent months on the road performing with the Steep Canyon Rangers, and the bluegrass quintet backs him on “Rare Bird Alert,” which includes 13 new songs he wrote. The album also features some impressive guest stars: The Dixie Chicks and Sir Paul McCartney. “It’s very hard to believe,” Martin said of having the former Beatle perform on his album. “I was a kid when I first heard Paul McCartney, and if you told me one day that he’d be singing one of my tunes, I’m still flabbergasted.” McCartney gives voice to a track called “Best Love,” which Martin describes as “a love song, but it has a little humor in it.” The Dixie Chicks perform a “very emotional, heartbreaking song called ‘You,”’ Martin said, adding that they agreed to sing the tune before they’d even heard it. “I was kind of disappointed because I really wanted them to hear the song first and like it,” he said. “But they did like it, and they did a great job.” Martin wrote the album while touring with the Steep Canyon Rangers last year. He also penned a pair of tunes on the set of his forthcoming film, “The Big Year,” where he was inspired by the Canadian landscape. The film, which stars Jack Black and Owen Wilson, also inspired the album’s title. “The movie is about bird-watching,” Martin explained. He first displayed his banjo skills on “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” with Earl Scruggs. Martin’s first album of original music, “The Crow: New Songs for the FiveString Banjo,” won the Grammy for best bluegrass album in 2009. “Rare Bird Alert” will be out March 15. Martin and his band will tour beginning in May. Martin said he loves the camaraderie of making music. “You’re always with somebody, whether you’re on stage or in a recording studio, and my whole comedy career was solo,” he said.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Charlotte Seals, president of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, speaks during a Vicksburg chapter meeting Thursday night.

National JA leader makes stop in hometown By Ben Mackin bmackin@vicksburgpost.com What started as a way to help others grew into a leadership position, the president of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries told members of the Vicksburg chapter during a visit to her hometown. “I joined JA because I wanted to help make a difference,” Vicksburg native Charlotte Seals told the group Thursday night.

“Obviously, I am in a profession that deals with the community, but I wanted to see another side.” Seals, who is assistant superintendent of Madison County Schools, attended grade school at St. Francis, then went to Vicksburg High School, where her father, Kermit Harness, was a band director and later a principal, and her mother, Daisy, taught biology. After graduating high school in the early 1980s, Seals went to Millsaps

College where she graduated with a degree in biology and education. She then worked her way through the Madison County school system as a high school and middle school teacher and elementary school principal before becoming assistant superintendent. At the same time she was molding young minds, she decided she could do more. So in 2000 she joined JA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1941 that encour-

ages members to perform community service with an emphasis on children. “Some people play golf or tennis,” Seals said. “My hobbies are reading, which I don’t get to do much of, and volunteer work. It is my outlet from my work.” Another draw is that she gets to interact with other women. “By nature, I’m a person who likes to be collaborative in my volunteer work,” Seals said. “I saw JA as a great

group of ladies who were enthusiastic about what they were doing, and they were making a difference in their community.” After Seals had been an active member of the Madison-Ridgeland JA chapter, she was encouraged by other members to seek a national office. She decided to serve on a national committee. When selected for national leadership, each officer does See JA, Page D3.

Caring for the Earth is trend that’s growing with the times Suzi McCoy analyzes surveys, interviews experts and looks into all sorts of data related to the gardening public. She founded the Garden Media Group, a marketing and public relations firm, and every year they predict the top upcoming gardening trends. The top trend for 2011 is gardening with a purpose. According to the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, an increasing number of homeowners want to grow more of their own food. This includes vegetables, herbs and fruit in vegetable gardens and in plots interspersed with ornamental flowers and shrubs. It is not necessarily related to food production, rather an awareness and desire to be better conservationists who can create greener and more pro-

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ductive living spaces. Another trend identified by McCoy’s group is called eco-scaping. Nine out of 10 households surveyed by the National Gardening Association say they want to manage their lawns and gardens in a more environmentally friendly way. This means using eco-friendly products instead of toxic chemicals; all-natural repellants for pest control; and organic, compostbased soils in flower beds and containers. A move is afoot to reduce large tracks of turf in public places and to transform home lawns into

sustainable landscapes with more native plants, ornamental grasses, perennials and drought-tolerant plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds. Sustainable containers are a big trend for small garden spaces, particularly for gardeners who live in apartments or have tiny backyards. Seed catalogs are offering more options for containersuitable vegetables and ornamentals. Some are winterhardy hybrids that can extend the growing season. Herbs can be interspersed with anything from vegetables to ornamental grasses in a container. Sustainable containers can both beautify spaces and benefit the environment. Succulents continue to be popular. Whether planted in containers or permanent flower beds, there are so many from which to choose.

These low water consumers are attractive and require a minimum of maintenance. Many have showy flowers and interesting thick, fleshy foliage that can be mixed with grasses and perennials. Orchids, ferns and palms lead the indoor gardening trend. Orchids are the favorite of the day. They are chic, affordable, easy to grow and add an exotic touch to any room. These and other houseplants also help to clean indoor air and provide oxygen. Vertical-growing plants have been a trend for several years. Climbing vines, flowers, veggies and roses can be grown in the smallest spaces or containers, as long as there is a trellis or pole. A new kind of urban lifestyle is emerging as communities create more green spaces and areas where

people can socialize and enjoy the outdoors. There are more farmers markets and CSA’s or Community Supported Agriculture Associations and urban farms. Community gardening is up 60 percent over the previous year. Consumers are more aware of water as a valuable resource and are interested in composting, mulching, waterwise planting, using less turf and rainwater collection. The development of more walkable, greener urban streets and gardens with a diversity of shops, homes and apartments are designed to encourage neighbors to be better stewards of the earth. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.


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Abortions on rise in China; young women targeted XI’AN, China (AP) — The leaf-strewn median on Eternal Peace Road hides a grim secret: Numerous tiny fetuses lie in unmarked graves dug by women from the abortion clinic across the street. The staff at the small clinic in the heart of this ancient city don’t bury most of the fetuses — only those who have reached three or four months, when they clearly resemble miniature babies. “This big,” says anesthesiologist Liu Jianmin, using her The associated press thumb and index finger to meaAn anesthesiologist who wanted her identity protected presure out the length of a lipstick pares for an abortion at a clinic. tube. The burials are a gesture of respect for lives cut short, she says. “If you pour water on gist Li Yinhe associates with she adds, and the patients the ground first, it will loosen the country’s once-high infant aren’t told. the soil and make it much mortality rate. Frequent misA woman who wished to remain unidenti- a clinic in Xi’an in central China’s Shaanxi It is a secret hiding in plain easier.” carriages and infant death fied, 22, warms herself in the recovery room province. sight, much like the rising rate Chinese can be brutally hardened families to the point of abortions among young, after her second abortion in two years at frank when it comes to abor- that babies weren’t traditionIn a ground floor examination ment three days later. Zhou, the Yin’s cervix. unmarried women in China. tion. Many feel a fetus isn’t ally named until 100 days after “It’s like preparing the ground a person until after it’s born birth, she noted. While comprehensive data room, a nurse rubs the sono- manager, explains that the pills are hard to come by, official gram wand over 20-year-old will kill the fetus and soften before you pull out a sapling,” — an attitude Beijing sociolofigures show abortions are Nancy Yin’s belly as Yin stares increasing, and Chinese media at the wall, looking away from Puzzle answers, games, opinion polls and experts say many, if not the image on the machine: a and much more at: most, of the abortion-seekers nearly three-month-old fetus www.kidscoop.com with arms, legs, and a quick are young, single women. That’s a change from the fluttering heartbeat. Yin asks to be identified as past, when abortion was used “Nancy,” an English name she mainly to enforce the governlikes, instead of her official Chiment’s one child per couple nese name, because her family limit. Today, students are In 1825, a man by the is unaware of the pregnancy. name of Noah Webster clearly a client base: The Beicompleted a dictionary A student in Xi’an, she says The oldest dictionaries ever jing Modern Women’s Hospital containing 70,000 words. she started having sex with found were _____________ offers a government-subsidized Twelve thousand of these her boyfriend in March. The had never been in a dictionary before. in the Middle East and China. “Safe & Easy A+” discount The first European dictionaries abortion package at 880 yuan couple never used contracepWebster started that project in 1807. Do the math to reveal how many ($130). Others advertise in col- tives, Yin says, because she ______________ words in several “didn’t feel comfortable with years it took him to create his lege handbooks. _____________. The first English dictionary. it.” Her parents never talked to According to a government dictionary included French, Italian her about birth control, nor was ANSWER: tally, 9.2 million abortions were and __________ words with their it discussed in _______________ years! performed in definitions in English. school. Many blame the 2008, up from As a nurse 7.6 million in trend on newly liberal checks her 2007. But the If balloon were the first word on this dictionary blood for HALF PRICE APPETIZERS attitudes toward count only page and basket were the last word, which words Mon. - Fri. 3-6p.m. signs of infecwould be on this page? Think up as many as you includes hospipremarital sex, and can or look some up in a dictionary and write tion, Yin hudtals, and state them on the lines. dles inside media report lagging sex education. her winter ba llo on : a brightly Imagine how hard it would be to look up a word like woofits if the total could sac that can be blowcolored rubber the dictionary words were not in ABC order. <HV:RRILWVLVD coat, letting n up with air or be as high as ZRUG:DQWWRNQRZZKDWLWPHDQV"/RRNLWXSLQWKHGLFWLRQDU\

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Continued from Page D1. a three-year rotation — the first year as first vice president, the second year as president, and third year as ex-officio. Seals is the first African American to serve at national president of the JA. “I hope this encourages more African American women to get involved,” Seals said, “and I hope that I am setting a good example for that. But I try not to focus on myself, but more on serving others.” Chesley Lambiotte, president of the Vicksburg chapter, said, “It was a unique experience to have the national president there (Thursday). It really helped put a young, fresh face on the organization.” Seals’ theme during her

term is Unlocking the Door to the Future. Her aim is to create a more unified organization. “In the past, we have had goals for this committee and that committee,” Seals said. “Instead, what we need to do first is to ask what the goals are for the entire group, and then let’s figure the strategy for the goals.” The Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary was started in 1936 with 12 charter members. They started a nursery for underprivileged children. In late 1941, the Vicksburg JA met with groups from nine other towns in Mississippi and Arkansas to form the national organization. Today, NAJA has 101 chapters and 14,000 members.

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