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This is one red tide the Mississippi Gulf Coast is happy to see. Local merchants say Alabama residents appear to be delighted to be hanging out on the sandy beaches of the coast instead of the narrow old streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter before the Crimson


Tide takes on the LSU Tigers for the BCS title tonight. Taryn Sammons, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, said ads went out to Alabama last month to persuade fans to stay on the coast at bowl time, and it’s paid off big time.

On B1 • LSU, Alabama set for rematch in BCS National Championship game at 7:30 tonight, on ESPN • Alabama kicker Foster shakes off miserable game against Tigers, eager for redemption

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2nd man dies after wreck on way to game in N.O. By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — A second man has died from injuries sustained in the southern Mississippi wreck of a motorhome carrying a group of friends from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the college football national championship game, authorities said Sunday. Forrest County Coroner Butch

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VPD called to home 100 times since 1996


Tonight: partly cloudy with a chance of showers; lows in the 50s Tuesday: mostly cloudy with showers; highs in the 60s

Benedict said Sunday that 66-year-old Alfred Holt Jr. of Lithonia, Ga., the driver of the vehicle, died Sunday. On Saturday evening, 47-year-old Darryl Parker of Riverdale, Ga., died in the wreck. Benedict said Parker’s wife was among at least 10 people injured in the crash. Authorities said the group was traveling in the recre-

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Boy, 4, shot, injured in weekend drive-by


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TODAY IN HISTORY 1861: Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union, the same day the Star of the West, a merchant vessel bringing reinforcements and supplies to Federal troops at Fort Sumter, S.C., retreats because of artillery fire. 1972: Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes, speaking from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood, Howard says a purHughes ported autobiography of him by Clifford Irving was a fake. 2002: A U.S. military tanker plane crashes in western Pakistan, killing all seven Marines on board.

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Fog shrouds City Front at about 8 this morning, making the Grand Station Casino barely visible from nearby. The fog that blanketed the city from daylight until mid-morning was a precursor to today’s rain, which was forecast by

the National Weather Service to have a 90 percent chance of continuing tonight and Tuesday. The chance for rain on Wednesday was predicted to be smaller, with the sun expected to shine through again on Thursday.

Since 1996, Vicksburg police have been called at least 100 times to the home where a 4-year-old boy was shot late Friday in a hail of bullets in a drive-by shooting. “It’s been a very active residence,” Chief Walter Armstrong said this mornArkeevian ing, a day Warfield after the 4-year-old, Arkeevian Warfield, was released from University Medical Center in See Shooting, Page A7.

With days left in office, Winans hangs up road manager hat Barbour pardons killer OUT WITH THE BOYS

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Richard Winans’ days at the county barn are over. It’ll suit his wife, Helen, and two grandsons just fine. “He’s better than a woman with the cooking and the cleaning,” she said. “And the kids would be absolutely lost without Richard.” Winans, 62, retired at year’s end after 22 years in the Warren County Road Department, the past seven as road manager. His work crew of 70 is now a play crew — grandsons Jacob Lee Winans, 7, and Justin Landon Winans, 6. “It was just time to retire and take care of the grandkids,” he said. “I had a good run.” Assistant road manager Eugene Deyamport heads up the department while the job is advertised internally and then publicly. “Richard’s a dedicated, very good man to be in charge,” District 5 Supervisor Richard

JACKSON — Mississippi Democrats and a victim’s relatives have criticized outgoing Republican Gov. Haley Barbour for pardoning or offering early release to a convicted murderer on Barbour’s final weekend in office. Barbour David pardoned Gatlin 40-year-old David Gatlin. He was to be released Sunday. Online state records show he was sentenced to life in prison for murder, aggravated assault and burglary convictions. Records show Gatlin served as a trusty inmate at the Governor’s Mansion. Gatlin turned himself in to authorities in 1993 and admitted killing his estranged wife, Tammy Ellis Gatlin, and wounding

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Former Warren County Road manager Richard Winans walks his grandsons Justin Landon, left, 6, and Jacob Lee, 7. George said. Maintaining road conditions in Warren County listed and rated annually was tough in the past six years, and only will get more expensive to do in an age of fairly high energy and materials prices, he said. “Take your pick off that list and it needs work,” he said.

“They’d have to do a bond issue for about $20 million to take them up to county standard,” Winans said. Sections of 11 roads were resurfaced this year and financed by the county road fund, expected to be buoyed in 2011-12 by about $2.1 milSee Winans, Page A7.

Randy Walker The victim’s sister, Tiffany Ellis Brewer, said that Gatlin “spent less time in jail than my little sister got to live.” “I don’t know if Governor Barbour has kids but if one of his kids were murdered, I would like to think that he would want them to be put in prison until they died or the appropriate time,” she said. House Democratic Caucus Leader Bobby Moak said in a statement Sunday evening that the governor’s action was “the latest in a long line of irresponsible decisions by a party that claims to stand for law and order.” “I know that people will say that lame duck pardons are a political tradition but this is one tradition that needs to go away,” Moak said. “The people of Mississippi and their justice system deserve better. See Pardon, Page A7.


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City man jailed for shooting into home

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A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail on $100,000 bond today after he shot into his ex-girlfriend’s home on King Drive Saturday night after an argument, Vicksburg police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. Timothy Rankin, 30, 3519 N. Washington St., was arrested at his home at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, about an hour after the shooting, and charged with aggravated domestic violence and shooting into an occupied dwelling, Stewart said. He said Rankin and the woman argued over the telephone about his coming to get their 8-month-old child. He said Rankin then went to the woman’s home in the 100 block of King Drive about 11:12 p.m. Saturday and beat on the door. When the woman refused to let him in, Stewart said, he fired one shot from a .22-caliber handgun that went through a front window, hitting a TV. He said officers recovered a gun believed to have been used in the shooting.

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SHREVEPORT, La. — The 19 homicides in Shreveport last year are down 37 percent from 2010 and mark the first year since 1967 that the city has had fewer than 20 killings. Police said it was difficult to pinpoint the reason for the decline. Authorities say many factors could have contributed, including police strategy, the economy, weather and the availability of guns. Police Chief Willie Shaw cites cooperation among local law enforcement agencies as an important factor, but one among many. “It is imperative to bear in mind just how important the relationships we have forged with the very people we have sworn to serve are to us and how those partnerships figure in our crime-reduction strategies,” he said. The nine violent deaths in Bossier City were one up from 2010 and the highest in the city since 1993, when there were 13 homicides. The Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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Computer, cash missing in burglaries Money and a computer were reported stolen in two weekend burglaries blocks from each other, Vicksburg police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. Stewart said $5 in change was reported stolen about 7:48 p.m. Friday from a home in the 1700 block of Lane Street. At 3:03 a.m. Saturday, he said, an iPad 2 valued at $450 was reported stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Ethel Street. Lane Street and Ethel Street are both in Marcus Bottom, off Halls Ferry Road.

Felon accused of carrying gun A Vicksburg man is accused of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after his arrest Saturday following a disturbance at a bar at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Pace said Tommy Lee Holt, 18, 4767 Lee Road, was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance in justice court. The Mississippi Department of Corrections has also placed a hold on Holt, according to county booking records. Pace said Holt was arrested after deputies responding to a disturbance at K&B Lounge, 50 Greenhill Place, off U.S. 80, found Holt had a Rossi .38-caliber handgun. He said a records check indicated Holt was a convicted felon.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS first homicide of 2011 was a triple killing. Despite the killings, preliminary data indicate that crime last year was below the rate in 2010, which in turn was the lowest since 1981, Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale said.

Tenn. lawmaker wants to pay expectant moms MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Republican state lawmaker is proposing paying expectant mothers in three Memphis ZIP codes for having prenatal checkups. Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown said he would like to make such a program statewide, but thought it would have a better chance of beginning as a pilot project. Kelsey proposed paying pregnant women $50 per doctor visit for checkups as a way to reduce infant mortality. Senate Minority Leader Jim

Kyle — a Memphis Democrat — said he had never heard of such a concept and wasn’t certain potential recipients might not think it offensive. The county led the state in infant deaths in 2009 with 187.

ment took place earlier in the day between the victims and a female neighbor. The dispute allegedly involved accusations of infidelity between members of both households. Police were searching for the suspects.

N.O. police probe slaying of man, son

2 dead in ATV crash in Catahoula Parish

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police are investigating the deaths of a man and his son who were found shot to death in the foyer of their home. A news release from the police department said suspects have been identified in the deaths of 41-year-old Joseph Evans and 17-yearold Joseph Elliott. The father and son were killed early Saturday. They were both shot multiple times and died side by side. Witnesses told police that many members of the community told police that the shooting most likely happened after a heated argu-

HARRISONBURG, La. — Two men died when their ATV hit a pickup in Catahoula Parish. State police say an ATV, driven by 42-year-old William R. McKenzie of Wisner, and a pickup, driven by 48-yearold David W. Carroll of Grayson, collided Sunday morning on Old Columbia Road near Harrisonburg, located about 40 miles northwest of Natchez. Troopers say McKenzie and his passenger, 36-yearold Phillip B. Victor Jr., also of Wisner, were ejected from the ATV and both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Suspect arrested in mall shooting BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge authorities say a 17-year-old accused of shooting and injuring two innocent bystanders near the Mall of Louisiana has been arrested. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies said the teen was booked late Sunday night on four counts of attempted first-degree murder. According to the warrant, the teen got into an argument with someone in between two businesses in the court yard area near the mall around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The teen is accused of pulling a gun and firing several shots in the direction of the person he was arguing with but that person was not hit. The bullets hit two other people who were bystanders instead.

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Capitol in Jackson Friday. The Inauguration festivities are in full swing in Jackson, with the swearing-in ceremony set for Tuesday.

A call about a suspicious person in the 1700 block of Military Avenue Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Vicksburg man on drug charges, Vicksburg police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. He said Johnathon Clark Sr., 43, 1613 Lane St., was in the Warren County Jail on $20,000 bond, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He said officers responding to the 5:20 p.m. call Sunday found that Clark had 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana.


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CHURCHES Holly Grove M.B. — Business meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; R.L. Miller, pastor; 746 Johnson St.

CLUBS American Legion Post 213 — 7 tonight, LSU/Alabama BCS National Championship game; Wednesday: 7 p.m., executive meeting; 8, regular meeting; refreshments; The Hut. Mountain of Faith Ministries — “Understanding Transition-

al Housing for the Homeless” presentation, 5:15 tonight; 601-661-8990; Public Library, public welcome. Warren County Republican Executive Committee — Meeting 5:30 tonight; Warren County Courthouse; visitors welcome. NAACP Meetings — Tonight: 6, executive board; 7, regular members; final plans for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program; all are welcome; 601218-9264; 923 Walnut St. Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 2572 — Meeting 6 tonight; 1918 Washington St. Vicksburg-Warren JSU National Alumni Association — Regular meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Jackson Street Center. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Dillon Allen, Entergy, to speak. Military Order of the Purple Hearts and ladies Auxilia-

ry — Regular meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday; all Purple Heart recipients invited; coffee and donuts; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Sara Abraham, executive director, Crosses Across America; Toney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson 601634-4174. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Toney’s; speakers: James Bourland, Columbus Tea Party, United States Constitution and Bill Marcy, Republican candidate for House of Representatives, 2nd District. Great River Chapter, American Society of Military Comptrollers — Will award $1,000 scholarship to a local

high school senior pursuing a business-related degree; applications at guidance departments; Carol Watkins 601-8312336.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center ­­­­— Tuesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and AARP meeting; 1 p.m., oil painting class; 2, card games. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Vicksburg Intermediate — Report card pickup, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. NAMI — 6 p.m. Thursday; Conference room Warren - Yazoo Mental Health; speaker:

Disability Rights MS Medicare Wellness Assessments — Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 17; schedule an appointment with one of River Region physicians at no cost; Allen Karel, 601-883-5760 or james.karel@ Mardi Gras Parade — 4 p.m. Feb. 18; clubs, churches, organizations, schools, dance/drill teams and businesses are invited; deadline to submit application is Feb. 3; for fee information, Vicksburg Main Street Program, 601-634-4527 or email

boil water Culkin Culkin Water District has asked resident of Clear Creek Road and from 1465 to 3905 Bovina Cut-Off Road to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for 2 minutes until further notice.

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Education is top challenge as Jindal begins 2nd term Drive begins BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal begins his second term in office today with a focus on improving Louisiana’s dismal education statistics and a pledge not to rest on the accomplishments of his first four years in office. Jindal was to be sworn in this afternoon on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at the Old State Capitol, in a ceremony overshadowed by the BCS championship game between LSU and Alabama, set for tonight in New Orleans. The 40-year-old Republican made history when he took office in 2008, as the nation’s first elected Indian-American governor and Louisiana’s first nonwhite governor since Reconstruction. He made history again for his second term, winning his re-election bid with the highest margin in a Louisiana primary since the state moved to open primaries in 1975. The ceremony will feature cannon fire and an F-15 flyover. Deacon John will sing “God Bless America,” and a Louisiana National Guard soldier wounded in Afghanistan

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gives a toast during his Inaugural Ball in Baton Rouge on Sunday night. will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Jindal will take the oath of office from Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine “Kitty” Kimball, with his hand resting on the family Bible. “It is a humbling feeling to get up there and take that oath of office,” Jindal said.

The governor’s inaugural events were shuffled to avoid conflicts with college football’s national championship contest. The formal ball was pushed a night earlier, and Jindal joked that he’ll keep his speech short so people can get on the road to New Orleans. Also taking office Monday

are six other statewide elected officials, all Republicans and none new to the jobs: Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Secretary of State Tom Schedler, Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell, Treasurer John Kennedy, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Agriculture Commissioner Mike

Defense seeks delay in cancer clinic fraud case JACKSON — A defense lawyer wants a federal judge to give him more time to prepare for trial in the case of a cancer clinic accused of using old syringes and watered-down chemotherapy drugs. Attorney George Lucas asked for the delay because he expects prosecutors to hand over thousands more pages of information he must review before the Feb. 7 trial. He wants trial postponed until May. Lucas represents the clinic’s former office manager, Brittany McCoskey of Monticello. McCoskey and former billing agent Monica Weeks of Madison are free on bond. Dr. Meera Sachdeva, founder of Rose Cancer Center in Summit, has been held without bond since August on charges of diluting drugs and billing Medicaid and Medicare for more chemotherapy than patients


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS were given. All three have pleaded not guilty.

Police nab suspect in black bear killing McCOMB — Police said they have found a suspect in the December shooting of a black bear in Amite County but won’t release his name until federal charges are filed. The 150-pound male bear was found shot to death in the Busy Corner community of Amite County on Dec. 28. Maj. Lane Ball of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said charges are being filed in federal court. The Louisiana black bear is a subspecies of the American black bear and is a federally threatened subspecies.

Trial over immigrant workers postponed

MDE: 13 deficiencies at Greenville High

JACKSON — A federal trial for a landscaping business accused of using illegal immigrant workers has been moved to April 2. The jury trial was scheduled for today in U.S. District Court in Jackson, but attorneys for Love Irrigation said they need time to prepare. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate approved the defense’s motion, granting 45 more days. Paul and Barbara Love of Ridgeland are accused of using illegal workers from 2003 through 2010. They were arraigned in November on a multi-count indictment and released on a $10,000 bond each. If convicted, Paul Love faces up to 30 years and a $1.25 million fine, and Barbara Love faces a maximum 40 years, a $1.5 million fine and five years’ probation.

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Education has found problems at Greenville-Weston High School and ordered officials to improve 13 deficiencies regarding safety and quality of education. MDE monitors visited the school last month to offer support services. An MDE team told the school to present a corrective plan to the state board. Students were seen using cell phones and wearing “gang attire and symbols.” Staff reported that students may think they can get out of class early by starting big fights like ones that have happened at the school. Board of Trustees President Loretta Shannon says the board is working with Superintendent Harvey Franklin on district regulations.

Mississipppi high court to hear church dispute JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the move of a church in Oxford. Last spring, the state Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that subdivision covenants will not hinder the Oxford Church of Christ in moving to a new site north of town. In 2009, Lafayette County Circuit Judge Perry Lynchard Jr. ruled in favor of property owners Ernest and Bonnie Harland. His ruling said covenants on the 12-acre site the Harlands purchased in the Long Meadow subdivision would not prohibit the building of a church there. The Long Meadow Homeowners’ Association argued that their covenants allow only for the building of single-

family homes. They objected after Ernest Harland, an elder in the Church of Christ, purchased the property with the church in mind. The Supreme Court’s decision this past week to hear the appeal is the latest development in a dispute that dates back to 2007. Early that year, the Church of Christ announced its plan to sell its downtown building to developers and build a new facility. The Long Meadow neighbors objected to having the new church in their area, while others organized to try to influence the church to stay downtown, or at least to ensure the building’s preservation. Oxford officials stepped in to bring the church building into the protection of a new historic preservation district.

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Strain. The eight elected members of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will take their oaths of office at Jindal’s inaugural ceremony as well — a reinforcement of Jindal’s state priority for the new term: elementary and secondary education. After taking office in 2008, Jindal worked to revamp ethics laws, redesign the labor department and fight any tax increases proposed by lawmakers. He also routinely got sidetracked by deep budget shortfalls that required hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to keep the state’s operating budget in balance. Jindal said Louisiana’s continuing low education performance hinders the state’s economic growth. He said he wants to give Louisiana’s children better-performing teachers and students in failing schools more choices. The governor hasn’t yet detailed his plans, but lawmakers expect the expansion of a limited voucher program in New Orleans and of charter schools to be on his legislative agenda.

to construct Evers statue

LORMAN (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers won’t be commemorated until next June, but Alcorn State University has begun its campaign to raise funds to build a statue honoring Evers, who graduated there in 1952. John H. Jones, national chairman for the Medgar Medgar Evers Statue Evers Campaign, said the group hopes to raise $200,000-$250,000 by August so the statue can be finished in time for a Black History Month event in February 2013. The statue is expected to be placed outside the university’s new dormitories, the Medgar Wiley Evers Heritage Village. Jones says he hopes the statue will bring attention to the work of both Evers and others in the civil rights movement.


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Committees shape policy at state Capitol JACKSON — After Republican Tate Reeves was elected Mississippi lieutenant governor in November, he spent weeks meeting with the 52 state senators to gauge their public policy interests. He used that information while assigning senators to committees, both as chairmen and as rank-and-file members. Reeves announced the committee rosters this past Friday, one day after his inauguration, and many senators’ initial assessments were positive. He said he tried to transcend traditional boundaries of party, race and geography. “It was an incredibly difficult task,” said Reeves, fresh off two terms as state treasurer. EMILY The 122 House members WAGSTER await their committee assignments, and new Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said he might announce those late this week. The committee assignments set the state’s direction the next four years because chairmen have broad powers to determine which bills live or die. Immigration? Abortion? Environmental regulation? Those issues, and others, could come up for debate, and committees are the first filters. Reeves put Republicans in charge of 21 committees and Democrats in charge of 18. Some committee assignments are more equal than others, of course. The plum assignments are the two money committees, Appropriations and Finance; along with Education, Public Health, Judiciary A and Judiciary B. Chairmen of several other committees — Corrections; Highways and Transportation; Universities and Colleges; and Elections — also will get to do plenty of work. The less glamorous assignments? It’s safe to say that few legislators have longterm aspirations to be chairman of Enrolled Bills or the Executive Contingent Fund Committee. Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson, served in the House from 1980 to 1993 and has been in the Senate since then. As new chairman of the Senate Housing Committee, he believes he’s positioned to do substantial work.


“I won’t be a bench player,” Frazier said. “I’ll be on the field.” Reeves tapped two of his Republican allies to head the money committees. Third-term Sen. Buck Clarke of Hollandale is chairman of the budget-writing Appropriations Committee. Joey Fillingane of Sumrall, an attorney, is chairman of the Finance Committee, which handles taxes, fees and bond bills. Fillingane served in the House from 2000 to 2006 and has been in the Senate since 2007. Clarke is a certified public accountant and was vice chairman of the Finance Committee last term. “I do ride around with the budget in my car all the time,” Clarke said. Second-term Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson, is chairman of the Public Property Committee, which is fitting since his district includes the Capitol and several other state office buildings. Blount was also named vice chairman of the Elections Committee, which matches his background as a former longtime staff member for the secretary of state’s office. “I think the lieutenant governor listened to all of us,” Blount said. Because the House is larger, Gunn faces a more complex task in making committee assignments. Still, he has already served eight years in the chamber and knows most of his colleagues. The GOP took over the House majority in the Nov. 8 general election, for the first time since Reconstruction. Republicans met days later and chose Gunn as their consensus candidate for speaker, but he didn’t get the job until Jan. 3, the opening day of the 2012 legislative session. Four years ago, Republicans tried to topple Democrat Billy McCoy while he sought a second term as speaker. They gambled and lost — and McCoy appointed only Democrats as committee chairmen. This time, Democrats didn’t nominate a speaker candidate. Gunn is giving few hints about his leadership team, but many lawmakers are hoping he’ll opt for some diversity, as Reeves did in the Senate. •

Emily Wagster-Pettus lives in Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1892 Miss Christine Seiples of Mobile, Ala., is here visiting friends.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 The residence of Thomas Billets, Fayette Street, burns. • The Enochs-Havis Lumber Co. asks that Holly Street be opened.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 J.A. Pettway is named justice of the peace in the fifth district. • Maj. Lee Richardson is on the train on which J.T. Harahan is killed.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Ida Beall is enjoying a visit to Helena, Ark. • A marriage license is issued to Ben Rundell and Beulah Lee Starks.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 Inez Lum returns to Vicksburg after a lengthy stay in New Orleans. • Mrs. P.C. Canizaro returns from Jackson. • Members of a committee of the Chamber of Commerce go to Jackson to confer with Mayor Scott on unemployment relief.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 The Issaquena-Sharkey-Warren Medical Society passes a resolution of regret on the death of Dr. J.G. Scarborough of Port Gibson. • J.T. Matthews is doing nicely following surgery at the Sanitarium. • Vicksburg may secure a berth in the Southeastern League.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 Mrs. James Warren leaves for Fort Jackson, S.C., to join her husband. • Harold Ryan is installed as president of the Claiborne

County Kiwanis Club. • Clark Gable stars in “Command Decision” at the Strand Theatre.

50 YEARS AGO: 1962 Mrs. S.F. Norris of Rolling Fork dies. • Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Zeigler announce the birth of a son, Thomas. • George McLendon, president of Hinds Junior College, is guest speaker at the local Kiwanis Club meeting.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 James O. Clark, graduate engineer of the University of Tennessee, is hired as city engineer. • George Cowan of Yokena celebrates his 102nd birthday. Each day he picks up soft drink bottles along the highway on his fourmile walk to the store.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 Semester exams at Warren Central High School are canceled due to the weather. • Mindy, Christie, Rachael, Vick and Cliff McInnis take advantage of the snow and go sledding.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Business owners meet with city officials to ask for action against open drug use, sex acts and drinking in the Mulberry and Oak street area. • A headline in the Vicksburg Evening Post says: “Old Bridge May Open In Summer.” • Sneed’s Auto Repair Shop on North Washington Street is destroyed by fire.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 Geneva Jackson joins the professional division of May & Co. as a staff accountant. • Addie ElizaBeth Hale celebrates her first birthday.

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Continued from Page A1. lion in revenue-based taxes from Vicksburg’s five casinos. State subsidies based on population financed a new bridge on Redbone Road and works in progress on new

bridges on Fisher Ferry Road across the Big Black River and on Bazinsky Road. Raising the pay for pilots on the county-run Kings Point Ferry has proved elusive

in recent county budgets, but Winans concedes it’s inevitable if the service is to continue. “The board just has to say, ‘This is the direction we want

it to go in,’” he said. The immediate future isn’t so heady. It’s just about keeping Jacob and Justin active and away from those addictive video games.

“They’ll be in sports soon,” said Winans with wry smiles. “And I’m sure Helen will find something for me to do.”

The child was hit just before midnight, when 18 of the 20 people who live in the doublewide trailer were at home. Armstrong said this morning that Arkeevian was the only person injured. The rest “hit the floor,” Arkeevian’s aunt said Saturday. The bullets were fired from

at least three weapons, police said, hitting little Arkeevian four times as he ran toward his grandmother, who was in a back bedroom. Police said they don’t know how many vehicles were involved in the shooting, though a description of one led to inquiries, but no arrest. Armstrong has not released

a description of the vehicle. On Saturday afternoon, 22 bullet holes could be seen in the trailer. “The neighborhood itself isn’t active, it’s the residence,” Armstrong said. He said the calls have been for a variety of reports, but drug and domestic issues stand out the most.

“We don’t know if drugs had anything to do with it,” Armstrong said. “But obviously anytime drugs are involved, it can lead to bad things happening.” Buck said she has lived at 20 Water Well Road for 20 years.

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Continued from Page A1. borrow it, but didn’t go along because he had just returned from New Orleans and had a funeral to attend. He said Holt was a professional bus driver whom he felt confident could handle the large vehicle, but a blowout is hard to overcome. “It was just an unfortunate thing,” Brannan said.

Authorities said there were 14 people traveling in the 2002 Freightliner. One person remained in intensive care Sunday and four others were in regular hospital rooms. They were all in stable condition, said Ronda Smith, patient care supervisor at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

She said several others were treated and released. Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Miller said the motorhome blew a front tire, ran off Interstate 59 in Forrest County, and hit a tree in the median. He said two people were ejected. Benedict said he’s not sure if Parker was one of them.

Officials said some interstate lanes were blocked as the injured were taken by ground and air to local hospitals. The phone rang unanswered Sunday at a listing for Darryl Parker in Riverdale. A number for Holt’s family wasn’t immediately available.

rections did not respond to e-mail and phone messages left Sunday evening. It was unclear if Gatlin had actually been freed. Barbour leaves office Tuesday. Many people on the Mississippi coast were angered in 2008 when Barbour suspended the sentence of

Michael Graham, who was serving a life sentence for murder in the 1989 death of his ex-wife. Graham had worked at the Governor’s Mansion as a prison worker in a tradition that dates back generations in Mississippi. The Governor’s Mansion jobs typically go to convicted murderers because they’re

the ones who have served enough time to gain the trust to do it, prison officials said. At the time, Barbour said it was also tradition for governors to pardon the inmate workers at the Governor’s Mansion. Barbour’s three predecessors, dating to 1988, had given some type of early

release or pardon to a total of 12 such prisoners, according to prison officials. All but two of them had been convicted of murder. One was serving time for forgery and another for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

“This has turned out to be just fantastic,” said Lindy Hornsby of the Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association. “It’s turning out to be thousands of room nights at a time that would normally be a terribly slow period.” The location of the coast between Alabama and New Orleans — about an hour from each — makes it a natural for people driving in, Sammons said. “It’s kind of a halfway point,” she said. Hard hit, first by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and then the BP oil spill in 2010, tourism is slowly rebounding on the Gulf Coast. Officials hope

this will be a long-term boost as visitors see the area has rebuilt and the beaches are once again open. “We’re hoping to get people who have not been here for a while so they can see all we have to offer and come back,” Sammons said. At Beau Rivage, the largest hotel and casino on the coast, a full house is expected, with the addition of the BCS crowd and a $1 million poker tournament. “We see a lot of Alabama red everywhere,” said hotel spokeswoman Mary Spain. “There’s a really nice energy everywhere.” For people booking reser-

vations through the Hotel and Lodging Association, the package includes two seats on the buses headed to New Orleans on game day. Those with other accommodations can buy tickets for $60 each, Hornsby said. “They can take their own drinks and snacks (on the ride),” she said. “They can party over and back and have time in the French Quarter as well.” The buses were leaving at 11 this morning and dropping riders off in the French Quarter. They will pick them up and take them to the Superdome later in the day, then bring them back to the coast

after the game, she said. “I’m an LSU fan,” Hornsby said. “But a lot of people wearing red are making folks on the coast see black this weekend.”

Pardon Continued from Page A1. In the past we have tried to limit this authority by allowing law enforcement and victims’ families the opportunity to have their voices heard on these decisions that bypass the parole board. It’s time to make these changes.” Representatives of the governor’s office and the Mississippi Department of Cor-

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deaths The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Earlene Pennington Jackson NATCHEZ — Earlene Pennington Jackson died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Jackson was born in Monticello. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Martin and Ruby Pennington; her husband, James Howard Jackson Sr.; a son, James Howard Jackson Jr.; and a daughter, Alice Fay Wiggins. Survivors include her daughters, Rhonda Kemp of Vicksburg and Sonya Braswell of Natchez; three brothers, James Pennington, Billy Pennington and Kenneth Pennington; two sisters, Eva Young and Nita Cain; five grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services will be today at 2 at Laird Funeral Home in Natchez. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez. Visitation will be today from 1 until the service at the funeral home.



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

tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the 50s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers, lows in the 50s tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the 50s, highs in the 60s


Coast “We did all our advertising in Alabama,” said Sammons. “I’d say about 99 percent of the people we’re seeing are from there.” Mississippi offered a number of incentives, including hotel and restaurant packages and buses to take fans to New Orleans on game day. New Orleans can’t complain much — many hotels and restaurants are booked up. The joke making the rounds in the hotels, shops, restaurants and other businesses along the beach is that a rising Crimson Tide raises all their boats.



Wreck ational vehicle from the Atlanta area to New Orleans, where they planned to attend the Bowl Championship Series national title game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. The game will be played at 7:30 tonight. Solomon Brannan, who said he owns the motorhome, said he let a group of friends


Partly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers, lows in the 50s; mostly cloudy Tuesday with showers, highs in the 60s

Shooting Jackson, where he underwent surgery to remove bullets from his groin, knee and ankle. “He’s doing OK,” said Mary Ann Buck, the 56-year-old grandmother of Arkeevian and the owner of the home at 20 Water Well Road. “He’s back home where he belongs. It’s where he lives.”


Pallbearers will be Thomas Swaggart, Robert Atwood, Purvis Wilson, Johnathan Wilson, Freddie Gamberi and Jerry Harper. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George E. Abraham II, Dr. David Halinski, Bobby Cox and Jack Cox.

Willie Smith Willie Smith died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 72. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Harris Wise TALLULAH — Harris Wise died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Madison Parish Hospital. He was 82. Born in Hico, La., he had lived in Madison Parish for more than 47 years. He was a farmer and a Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a Shriner and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 308 and First United Methodist Church of Tallulah. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wasson Wise of Tallulah; one son, Neil Wise of Tallulah; one daughter, Brenda Folk of West Monroe; a sister, Nona Michaud of Bossier City, La.; and six grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until

the service. Pallbearers will be Randy Lisonbee, Trey Folk, Sebe Wise, Scott Folk, Ryman Busy and Will Folk. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 69º Low/past 24 hours............... 55º Average temperature......... 62º Normal this date................... 47º Record low.................3º in 1886 Record high............77º in 1914 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.30 inch This month..............0.59 inches Total/year.............. 00.59 inches Normal/month......1.67 inches Normal/year...........1.67 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:30 A.M. Most active...............11:42 P.M. Active............................. 5:55 P.M. Most active.....................NA Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:13 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:14 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:05

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.2 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 21.7 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 20.5 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 21.1 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.3 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.2 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................81.7 River....................................81.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 25.5 Wednesday........................... 24.0 Thursday................................ 22.8 Memphis Tuesday.................................. 14.5 Wednesday........................... 11.9 Thursday...................................9.7 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 37.1 Wednesday........................... 35.8 Thursday................................ 33.9 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 33.9 Wednesday........................... 33.2 Thursday................................ 32.0


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Iran sentences American man to death in CIA case TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court has convicted an American man of working for the CIA and sentenced him to death, state radio reported today, in a case adding to the accelerating tension between the United States and Iran. Amir Mirzaei Iran charges Hekmati that as a former U.S. Marine, Amir Mirzaei Hekmati received special training and served at U.S. military bases in Iraq and

Afghanistan before heading to Iran for his alleged intelligence mission. The radio report did not say when the verdict was issued. Under Iranian law, he has 20 days to appeal. The 28-year-old former military translator was born in Arizona and graduated from high school in Michigan. His family is of Iranian origin. His father, a professor at a community college in Flint, Mich., has said his son is not a CIA spy and was visiting his grandmothers in Iran when he was arrested. Behnaz Hekmati, his mother, said in an e-mail to The Asso-

In its ruling, a branch of Tehran Revolutionary Court described Hekmati as a mohareb, an Islamic term that means a fighter against God, and a mofsed, or one who spreads corruption on earth. Both terms appear frequently in Iranian court rulings.

ciated Press that she and her husband, Ali, are “shocked and terrified” that their son has been sentenced to death. She said the verdict is “the result of a process that was neither transparent nor fair.” His trial took place as the U.S. announced new, tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, which

Washington believes Tehran is using to develop a possible atomic weapons capability. The U.S. State Department has demanded Hekmati’s release. The court convicted him of working with a hostile country, belonging to the CIA and trying to accuse Iran of involvement in terrorism,

Monday’s report said. In its ruling, a branch of Tehran Revolutionary Court described Hekmati as a mohareb, an Islamic term that means a fighter against God, and a mofsed, or one who spreads corruption on earth. Both terms appear frequently in Iranian court rulings. Hekmati is a dual U.S.-Iranian national. Iran considers him an Iranian since the country’s law does not recognize dual citizenship. Similar cases against Americans accused of spying have heightened tensions throughout the years-long standoff

over Iran’s nuclear program. Iran arrested three Americans in July 2009 along the border with Iraq and accused them of espionage, though the Americans said they were just hiking in the scenic and relatively peaceful Kurdish region of northern Iraq. One of them was released after a year in prison, and the other two were freed in September. On Dec. 18, Iran’s state TV broadcast video of Hekmati delivering a purported confession in which he said he was part of a plot to infiltrate Iran’s Intelligence Ministry.

Giffords leads Tucson shooting remembrance Afghan government: Taliban TUCSON, Ariz. — After a year of struggling to re-learn how to walk and speak, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords confidently climbed the steps on an outdoor stage on Sunday and led a crowd of hundreds in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out on a cold Tucson night just one year after she survived a gunshot to the head. The remembrance at the University of Arizona culminated a day of events, some filled with sadness and regret, others with hope and joy. The day included a church service that drew hundreds in the afternoon and a citywide bell-ringing at 10:11 a.m., the exact time a gunman started shooting at a Safeway political event on Jan. 8, 2011. Ron Barber, a Giffords staffer who was shot twice, helped lead events throughout the day, including the vigil. He woke up Sunday dreaming about Giffords, who was severely wounded, and Giffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman, who died. “You have to think about the six people whose loved ones don’t have them today,” Barber said.

U.S. to limit mining near Grand Canyon WASHINGTON — Fending off pressure from the mining industry and congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to ban new uranium mining claims on one million acres near the Grand Canyon. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to finalize a 20-year ban on new mining claims on public

must agree to cease-fire KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents must agree to a cease-fire before formal peace negotiations can begin in Qatar, a spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday Presidential spokesman Emal Faizi laid out the government’s terms days after the Taliban’s announcement it would open a political office in Doha, Qatar, a key precursor to peace talks and the insurgents’ first public move toward a political settlement to the 10-year-long war. The U.S. has been seeking to start negotiations as international troops begin to leave the country, according to plans to withdraw most foreign security forces by the end of 2014. Washington said any negotiations must be Afghan-led.

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U.S Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recites the Pledge of Allegiance alongside her husband, Mark Kelly at the start of a vigil Sunday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS land surrounding the Grand Canyon at an event later today in Washington. Salazar, who twice imposed temporary bans on new uranium claims, said last year that uranium remains an important part of a comprehensive energy strategy. But he said the Grand Canyon is a national treasure that must be protected. The Grand Canyon attracts more than 4 million visitors a year and generates an

estimated $3.5 billion in economic activity, Salazar said. Millions of Americans living in cities such as Phoenix and Los Angeles rely on the Colorado River for clean drinking water.

Alaska town battles 18 feet of snow ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Dozens of National Guard troops have arrived in Cordova to help the Alaska fishing town dig out from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some

people in homes and triggered avalanches. The city is used to snow, but not like this season’s blanketing. The Guard reported more than 18 feet of snow has fallen in the past weeks, although the National Weather Service did not immediately have a measurement. At least three buildings have collapsed or partially collapsed and six homes are deemed severely stressed by heavy wet snow, officials said.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS since an attack at the 1972 Olympics in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.

Snapped cord plunges jumper into river CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian tourist bungee jumping in Africa plunged 365 feet into a river when her cord snapped, but she managed to swim to safety with a broken collarbone and her legs tied together. Erin Langworthy told Nine Network news Sunday that she blacked out briefly when she hit the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe on Dec. 31. “I felt like I’d been slapped all over,” the 22-year-old from Perth said.

Fake bomb smuggled onto Olympic site

Guinea-Bissau president dies

LONDON — U.K. police managed to smuggle a fake bomb into Olympic Park in a security test, overshadowing a special Cabinet meeting today at the park that marked 200 days until the Summer Games begin. U.K. police carrying out tests smuggled the device onto the main site. While the Olympic Delivery Authority declined to directly comment on the whether a fake bomb was involved, it said “testing is standard practice” in all major security operations. The terror threat is the biggest security worry for the London Olympics, which take place July 27 until Aug. 12. Security has been an intricate part of the games

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — President Malam Bacai Sanha, who took power of this tiny West African nation about two years ago after the previous leader was assassinated, has died. No immediate cause was given but the 64-year-old president had been frequently hospitalized abroad. Sanha won the 2009 presidential elections in the tiny nation of 1.6 million in a peaceful transition of power that marked a rare bright spot for Guinea-Bissau. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, the nation has been wracked by coups and has become a key transit points for drug traffickers ferrying cocaine to Europe.

With primary Tuesday, Romney rivals make final N.H. appeals MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — His pledge to stay positive in ashes, Newt Gingrich challenged front-runner Mitt Romney to account for his record as a corporate takeover artist today as Republican presidential hopefuls hustled through a final day of campaigning for the New Hampshire primary, a pivotal test for the rivals bidding to derail the former Massachusetts governor. The candidates were all but tripping over each other, concentrating their day in the southern half of the state, known for holding townhall meetings in actual town halls. One exception, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, campaigned in South Carolina but joined Gingrich from afar in going bluntly after the front-runner’s private-sector credentials. “I have no doubt that Mitt

poLitics Romney was worried about pink slips — whether he’d have enough of them to hand out,” Perry told several dozen breakfast patrons in Anderson, S.C. That was a slap at Romney’s recent comment that he worried about getting a pink slip during his executive career. Perry cited South Carolina companies that downsized under the control of Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney ran, and said it would be an “insult” for Romney to come to the state and ask for voters’ support in easing economic pain. “He caused it,” Perry said, describing himself as best positioned to untangle the “unholy alliance between Washington and Wall Street.” Among the half dozen con-

Newt Gingrich

Mitt Romney

tenders, Jon Huntsman, who needs a strong New Hampshire performance to stay viable in the race, planned perhaps the most frantic pace, with seven stops on his itinerary from Lebanon near the Vermont line to the seacoast. The former Utah governor visited a Lebanon truck stop and took the phone from an employee behind the counter who was speaking with a milk delivery driver. He said he’s looking for votes wherever he can find them. “I’m the underdog,” he said, a label

that applies to anyone but Romney. Knocking Romney off his perch Tuesday won’t be easy. He has spent the better part of two years essentially adopting the state as his own and now holds a comfortable lead in pre-primary polls as his rivals essentially battle for second place. Romney won the Iowa caucuses last week by a scant eight votes over Rick Santorum.

Romney kept above the Republican fray at one stop today and went after the Obama administration for the soured taxpayer investment in Solyndra, a solar energy company that went bankrupt and laid off its 1,100 workers after getting a $528 million Energy Department loan. Gingrich, still smarting from a damaging barrage of negative ads in Iowa by Romney allies, vowed to draw a “very

sharp contrast” with Romney, political shorthand for counterattacking. That effort was evident as Gingrich upbraided Romney for “pious baloney,” and it will become more so thanks to a new film, sponsored by a political committee supportive of Gingrich, that accuses Romney of “reaping massive awards” at Bain Capital at the expense of companies taken over by the firm.


SPORTS Monday, Januar y 9, 2012 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

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college football

bcs championship: lsu vs. Alabama/7:30 on espn

Rematch of the century Giant victory New York crushes Atlanta in playoffs Story/B3


Vicksburg at WC Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. St. Al hosts Madison-St. Joe Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

PREP BASKETBALL Vicksburg hosts Greenville-Weston Tuesday, 6 p.m.

St. Al hosts Piney Woods Tuesday, 6 p.m.

On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - There are a lot of things on the TV spectrum tonight, but only one that matters in this part of the country. SEC rivals LSU and Alabama square off for college football’s ultimate prize in the BCS National Championship game.


Warren Central soccer player has scored five goals in her last three games. She had two in a 9-0 rout of Greenville-Weston on Saturday.

Sidelines NIU beats ASU in Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Martel Moore caught eight passes for 224 yards and a touchdown, and Northern Illinois rallied for a 38-20 victory over Arkansas State in the Bowl on Sunday night. The Huskies trailed 13-0 late in the first quarter, but the Mid-American Conference champions scored 31 unanswered points on the way to their ninth straight victory. It was the third time this season Northern Illinois (11-3) rallied from a double-digit deficit to win. Arkansas State (10-3) had its nine-game winning streak broken. The Sun Belt champions couldn’t overcome five turnovers — including three interceptions thrown by Ryan Aplin. Northern Illinois’ Chandler Harnish completed 18 of 36 passes for 274 yards and two touchdowns in his final college game. Moore’s 224 yards receiving were the third-most in a game in school history. He had 523 yards receiving all season until Sunday’s monster performance.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 2-8-8 La. Pick 4: 8-5-1-6 Weekly results: B2

Tigers, Tide set for epic clash in Superdome

‘Bama kicker shakes off past misses

By The Associated Press

By The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — They’ve done it all before, already faced off in a Game of the Century. Some remember that first meeting as a defensive slugfest. Others complain it was an offensive snorefest. Well, put it out of your mind. This is the one that really counts. Call it the Rematch of the Century. Top-ranked LSU and No. 2 Alabama will meet for the second time in a little over two months tonight at the Superdome. Their first encounter, it turns out, was just a warm-up for the BCS championship game. Alabama coach Nick Saban hopes his team learned from the initial contest, a no-touchdown affair in Tuscaloosa that required extra time and resulted in a 9-6 overtime victory for the Tigers. “Sometimes when you have a negative experience, you’re more willing to maybe learn some of the things that can be valuable to you in the future,” Saban said. “I look at the first game as more of an opportunity for us to learn and understand some of the things that we’re going to need to do to be able to have a chance to be successful this time.” Everyone expects more scoring in the rematch, but there’s no way it’s turning into one of those back-andforth shootouts we’ve seen so many times this bowl season. These are two stellar defenses, a pair of teams that buck the trend toward a college game dominated by point-a-minute offenses. “I’d expect it to be big-boy football,” LSU coach Les Miles said. LSU (13-0) has already put up a body of work that

clearly establishes it as the nation’s best team. In addition to its Nov. 5 win at Alabama, the Tigers have victories over two other major bowl champions: Rose Bowl winner Oregon and Orange Bowl champ West Virginia. In all, they’ve knocked off eight teams that were ranked in The Associated Press Top 25, with only three of those games in Baton Rouge. “The only team I’ve told them not to schedule is the Green Bay Packers,” Miles quipped. Maybe it’s only appropriate for the Tigers to find one more big challenge standing

NEW ORLEANS — Cade Foster doesn’t sound like a guy discussing his own version of every kicker’s nightmare. Wide right (twice). Then short. Then his team loses by, of course, a field goal. In overtime. Foster’s three misses in second-ranked Alabama’s 9-6 loss to No. 1 LSU have become perhaps the most infamous kicks in a collection of botched boots in big games this season. There was no escaping a rehash of Foster’s brutal November evening ahead of tonight’s BCS title game, and the Crimson Tide’s kicker didn’t really try. His affable, upbeat refrain to a steady succession of questions on the topic: He’s moved on. That’s old news. Just excited to be here. “I think the world breaks everyone at some point,” said Foster, a sophomore who was made available to the media for the first time this season at BCS media day. “Some are strong at those points and others are weak. If you’re strong, you’re going to persevere through it. It definitely helped me grow and get mentally stronger. “Until someone invents a time machine,” he adds, “I’m not going to worry about it because I can’t do anything about it.” There was plenty of blame to sprinkle around from that first game. A quick refresher: Foster missed from 44 and 50 yards to cap Alabama’s first two drives. He was short on a 52-yarder on the opening possession of overtime, though he did make a season-long 46-yarder. Foster declined to run through what happened on the kicks. Brought on in relief, Jeremy Shelley, who normally handles shorter attempts, had a 49-yard line drive blocked by Bennie Logan in the second quarter. On those four possessions, the

See BCS, Page B3.

See Foster, Page B3.

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LSU coach Les Miles watches his team during practice Saturday. Below, Alabama coach Nick Saban throws a pass during one of his team’s workouts in preparation for tonight’s BCS National Championship game in the Superdome.


Holy Tebow!

Broncos stun Steelers in overtime By The Associated Press DENVER — Tim Tebow finally flexed his left arm and found one more fantastic finish up his sleeve. After Ben Roethlisberger rallied the Pittsburgh Steelers from a two-touchdown deficit, the Denver Broncos won the overtime coin toss, and on first down, Tebow tucked the ball in Willis McGahee’s belly like he’d done all afternoon. The linebackers and safety Troy Polamalu all bit on the play-action fake, and Tebow hit wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for an electrifying 80-yard touchdown that stunned the Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game Sunday.

On B3 • Giants pound Atlanta • Saints turn eyes to 49ers Thomas reached high to haul in Tebow’s pass, stiff-armed cornerback Ike Thomas and outraced backup safety Ryan Mundy to the end zone for Denver’s first playoff win in six years. In 11 seconds — the shortest overtime in NFL history — Tebow showed he could be a conventional QB. It was also the longest overtime touchdown in playoff history. “Case closed,” McGahee said. “They say he couldn’t throw. They said we wouldn’t See Broncos, Page B3.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-23 in overtime, in an AFC wild-card playoff game Sunday. Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yarder for the game-winner.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - BCS National Championship Game, LSU vs. Alabama, at New Orleans GOLF 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - West Virginia at Connecticut 6 p.m. ESPNU - Oklahoma at Oklahoma State 8 p.m. ESPNU - Cincinnati at Georgetown NBA 6:30 p.m. NBATV - Charlotte at New York Knicks


from staff & AP reports

Prep basketball Natchez High volunteer arrested for sexual battery NATCHEZ — A former school district employee who was a volunteer for the Natchez High School girls basketball team has been charged with sexual battery involving a 15-year-old player. Mike Chatman, 45, was arrested Friday. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer. A phone number wasn’t available. Natchez Police Department Det. Jerry Ford said the crime took place at a hotel during a basketball tournament in Simpson County from Dec. 27-29. Ford said police got a complaint from the Natchez-Adams School District that a volunteer trainer and cafeteria employee acted inappropriately with a student. Chatman turned himself in Friday. He allegedly confessed to the sexually inappropriate behavior. Interim Superintendent Joyce Johnson said Chatman has been fired.

Women’s basketball Kentucky hammers Mississippi State LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keyla Snowden scored 22 points to help Kentucky to a record-breaking rout of Mississippi State on Sunday, 88-40.. Kentucky (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) set a school record for margin of victory in SEC play. Diamber Johnson had 13 points for MSU (10-5, 0-2), which shot 28 percent from the field.

No. 24 Vanderbilt tops Lady Rebels NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt’s Tiffany Clarke matched a season-high with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the 24thranked Commodores (13-2, 1-1 SEC) beat Ole Miss 68-52 on Sunday. Nikki Byrd, the league’s leading rebounder, had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Ole Miss (10-6, 0-3).

Outdoors Fishermen land 600-pound Mako BILOXI — Seven recreational fishermen have landed a mako shark believed to be about 600 pounds. They were fishing 85 miles out from Biloxi in the Gulf of Mexico. Ocean Springs resident Tim King, 45, hooked the monster shark Sunday, while aboard Kevin Higgenbotham’s 36-foot boat Finatic. A crew of seven men fought the shark for about three hours before landing it. They got it aboard with help from a crane on an oil rig.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 9 1996 — The Toronto Raptors set an NBA record by not making a single free throw in a 92-91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The expansion Raptors go 0-for-3 from the line. 2006 — Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers scores 45 points against Indiana, making him the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1964 to score at least that many in four straight games. 2007 — Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mark McGwire, whose 583 home runs ranked seventh on the career list, does not make it on his first ballot. 2010 — Detroit’s Ben Gordon scores 20 points, including the 10 millionth point in NBA history, in a loss to Philadelphia.

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——— Sunday’s Games Minnesota 93, Washington 72 Orlando 104, Sacramento 97 Oklahoma City 108, San Antonio 96 Phoenix 109, Milwaukee 93 Portland 98, Cleveland 78 L.A. Lakers 90, Memphis 82 Today’s Games Minnesota at Toronto, 6 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Houston at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round

Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday’s Games New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday’s Games New Orleans at San Francisco, 3:30 p.m. Denver at New England, 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Houston at Baltimore, Noon N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m.

Conference Championships

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

Pro Bowl

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

Super Bowl

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



Atlanta N.Y. Giants

0 2 0 0 — 2 0 7 10 7 — 24 Second Quarter Atl—Team safety, 13:44. NYG—Nicks 4 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:47. Third Quarter NYG—FG Tynes 22, 7:51. NYG—Nicks 72 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 2:44. Fourth Quarter NYG—Manningham 27 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 9:55. A—79,909. ——— Atl NYG First downs................................14........................19 Total Net Yards.......................247......................442 Rushes-yards.......................21-64.................31-172 Passing....................................183......................270 Punt Returns............................0-0.....................5-28 Kickoff Returns.......................4-98.....................1-27 Interceptions Ret......................0-0.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 24-41-0............... 23-32-0 Sacked-Yards Lost.................2-16.......................1-7 Punts...................................7-46.0..................4-45.8 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................3-15.....................7-73 Time of Possession.............25:26...................34:34 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Atlanta, Turner 15-41, Jones 1-13, Snelling 2-7, Ryan 3-3. N.Y. Giants, Jacobs 14-92, Bradshaw 14-63, Manning 2-13, Ware 1-4. PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 24-41-0-199. N.Y. Giants, Manning 23-32-0-277. RECEIVING—Atlanta, Jones 7-64, White 5-52, Gonzalez 4-44, Rodgers 4-18, Snelling 2-9, Douglas 1-7, Turner 1-5. N.Y. Giants, Nicks 6-115, Bradshaw 5-22, Manningham 4-68, Cruz 2-28, Ballard 2-16, Jacobs 2-8, Ware 1-13, Beckum 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS—N.Y. Giants, Tynes 32 (WR).


6 0 7 10 0 — 23 0 20 0 3 6 — 29 First Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 45, 11:14. Pit—FG Suisham 38, :23. Second Quarter Den—Royal 30 pass from Tebow (Prater kick), 13:24. Den—Tebow 8 run (Prater kick), 10:36. Den—FG Prater 20, 7:30. Den—FG Prater 28, 1:05. Third Quarter Pit—Wallace 1 run (Suisham kick), 4:29. Fourth Quarter Den—FG Prater 35, 13:10. Pit—FG Suisham 37, 9:59. Pit—Cotchery 31 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 3:48. Overtime Den—D.Thomas 80 pass from Tebow, 14:49. A—75,970. ——— Pit Den First downs................................21........................18 Total Net Yards.......................400......................447 Rushes-yards.....................23-156.................34-131 Passing....................................244......................316 Punt Returns............................0-0.....................3-27 Kickoff Returns.........................0-0.....................1-19 Interceptions Ret......................0-0.......................1-9 Comp-Att-Int..................... 22-40-1............... 10-21-0 Sacked-Yards Lost.................5-45.......................0-0 Punts...................................4-46.0..................4-41.0 Fumbles-Lost............................2-0.......................2-1 Penalties-Yards......................6-61.....................5-30 Time of Possession.............31:06...................29:05 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Redman 17-121, A.Brown 1-18, Roethlisberger 3-15, Clay 1-1, Wallace 1-1. Denver, McGahee 19-61, Tebow 10-50, Ball 4-11, Decker 1-9. PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 22-40-1289. Denver, Tebow 10-21-0-316. RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Sanders 6-81, A.Brown 5-70, Miller 5-60, Wallace 3-26, Redman 2-21, Cotchery 1-31. Denver, D.Thomas 4-204, Royal 3-49, Fells 2-57, Ball 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

nba W Philadelphia...................5 New York.......................4 Boston...........................4 Toronto..........................3 New Jersey...................2

L 2 4 4 5 7

Pct .714 .500 .500 .375 .222

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................8 Orlando..........................6 Atlanta...........................6 Charlotte........................2 Washington....................0

L 1 3 3 6 8

Central Division

W Chicago.........................7 Indiana...........................6 Cleveland.......................4 Detroit............................2 Milwaukee......................2

L 2 2 4 6 6

W San Antonio...................6 Dallas.............................4 Memphis........................3 Houston.........................2 New Orleans.................2

L 3 5 5 6 6

Pct .778 .750 .500 .250 .250

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 4 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............8 Portland.........................6 Denver...........................6 Utah...............................5 Minnesota......................3

L 2 2 3 3 5

Pacific Division

W L.A. Clippers..................4 L.A. Lakers....................6 Phoenix..........................4 Sacramento...................3 Golden State.................2

L 2 4 4 6 6

GB — 1 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2 4 GB — 2 2 5 1/2 7 1/2

Pct .667 .444 .375 .250 .250

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Southern Miss.. 2 0 1.000 15 2 .882 UCF.................... 2 0 1.000 12 3 .800 Marshall.............. 2 0 1.000 11 4 .733 SMU.................... 1 0 1.000 9 6 .600 Memphis............. 1 0 1.000 10 5 .667 Houston.............. 1 1 .500 8 6 .571 UTEP.................. 1 1 .500 8 8 .500 UAB.................... 0 1 .000 5 9 .357 Rice.................... 0 1 .000 9 7 .563 Tulane................. 0 2 .000 12 4 .750 East Carolina...... 0 2 .000 9 6 .600 Tulsa................... 0 2 .000 7 9 .438 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled ——— Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Texas Southern.. 3 0 1.000 4 11 .267 MVSU................. 2 0 1.000 3 11 .214 Southern U......... 2 1 .667 6 10 .375 Alabama St......... 2 1 .667 4 10 .286 Prairie View........ 1 2 .333 5 11 .313 Alcorn St........... 1 2 .333 4 11 .267 Alabama A&M.... 1 2 .333 3 9 .250 Jackson St........ 1 2 .333 3 12 .200 Grambling St...... 1 2 .333 1 12 .077 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 2 .000 1 14 .067 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., 5 p.m. Grambling St. at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Southern U., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Top 25 Schedule

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Sunday’s Games 12 Indiana 88, Penn St. 82 16 Michigan 59, No. 18 Wisconsin 41 Today’s Games 8 Connecticut vs. West Virginia, 6 p.m. 9 Georgetown vs. Cincinnati, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games 3 North Carolina vs. Miami, 8 p.m. 4 Baylor at No. 23 Kansas St., 7 p.m. 6 Ohio St. at Illinois, 8 p.m. 10 Michigan St. vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. 11 Louisville at Providence, 6 p.m. 13 Florida vs. Georgia, 6 p.m. 22 Harvard at Monmouth, 6 p.m. 24 San Diego St. vs. Chicago St., 9 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Sunday’s Game Oglethorpe 65, Millsaps 56 Today’s Games Grambling at Alcorn St., 7 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 7:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Fisk, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi College at Louisiana College, 7:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Southern, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Game Delta St. at Sheppard Tech, 2 p.m.

Sunday’s Scores EAST

Pct .889 .667 .667 .250 .000




Pittsburgh Denver


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 1 0 1.000 15 1 .938 Alabama............. 1 0 1.000 12 3 .800 LSU..................... 1 0 1.000 11 4 .733 Vanderbilt........... 1 0 1.000 11 4 .733 Tennessee.......... 1 0 1.000 8 7 .533 Arkansas............. 1 0 .000 12 3 .800 Mississippi St... 0 1 .000 13 3 .813 Florida................. 0 1 .000 12 4 .750 Auburn................ 0 1 .000 10 5 .667 Ole Miss............ 0 1 .000 10 5 .667 Georgia............... 0 1 .000 9 6 .600 South Carolina... 0 1 .000 8 7 .533 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Georgia at Florida, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 8 p.m. ———

Boston U. 68, Binghamton 49 Drexel 64, VCU 58 Iona 100, Marist 76 La Salle 82, Massachusetts 75 Manhattan 53, Fairfield 51 Rider 72, St. Peter’s 58 Siena 72, Niagara 60 Stony Brook 81, Albany (N.Y.) 68 Vermont 72, Hartford 59 Villanova 87, DePaul 71 Yale 101, St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) 86

SOUTH Columbia 65, Elon 60 North Carolina St. 79, Maryland 74

MIDWEST Detroit 76, Butler 65 Michigan 59, Wisconsin 41 Purdue 79, Minnesota 66 Wright St. 73, Valparaiso 55

FAR WEST Arizona 57, Southern Cal 46 California 77, Oregon 60

GB — 2 2 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2

Pct .800 .750 .667 .625 .375

GB — 1 1 1/2 2 4

Pct .667 .600 .500 .333 .250

GB — — 1 2 1/2 3

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2011-12 Bowl schedule

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

30 30 30 30

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

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.

31 31 31 31 31

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

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.

2 2 2 2 2 2

21 13 17 14

TicketCity Bowl...........................................................................................Houston 30, Penn St. 14 Capital One Bowl............................................................................South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Outback Bowl............................................................................... Michigan St. 33, Georgia 30, 3OT Gator Bowl..................................................................................................... Florida 24, Ohio St. 17 Rose Bowl.................................................................................................. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Fiesta Bowl...................................................................................Oklahoma St. 41, Stanford 38, OT

Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl...................................................................................Michigan 23 Virginia Tech 20, OT Jan. 4 Orange Bowl...................................................................................... West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl.......................................................................................... Arkansas 29, Kansas St. 16 Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl..................................................................................... SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Jan. 8 Bowl................................................................Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas St. 20 Jan. 9 BCS National Championship

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

Northwest Division

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Sunday’s Games No. 5 Maryland 78, No. 25 N. Carolina 72, OT No. 6 Tennessee 69, Arkansas 38 No. 7 Duke 83, North Carolina St. 59 No. 9 Texas A&M 75, Oklahoma 48 No. 11 Kentucky 88, Mississippi St. 40 St. John’s 72, No. 14 Louisville 64 No. 16 Georgia 70, Auburn 45 No. 19 Nebraska 77, Iowa 72 No. 21 Delaware 66, George Mason 54 No. 24 Vanderbilt 68, Ole Miss 52 Today’s Game No. 12 Miami at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Connecticut vs. Providence, 6 p.m. No. 3 Notre Dame at No. 15 Georgetown, 6 p.m. No. 10 Rutgers at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. ———

Sunday’s Scores EAST Albany (NY) 57, Stony Brook 32 Drexel 66, Towson 38 Old Dominion 73, Northeastern 70 St. John’s 72, Louisville 64

SOUTH Delaware 66, George Mason 54 Duke 83, North Carolina St. 59 Florida St. 75, Virginia Tech 40 Georgia 70, Auburn 45 Hofstra 100, William & Mary 97 Houston 56, Southern Miss 49 James Madison 62, Georgia St. 50 Kentucky 88, Mississippi St. 40 LSU 84, Alabama 40 Marshall 63, Tulsa 45 South Carolina 49, Florida 44 Tulane 64, Central Florida 52 UAB 44, East Carolina 39 VCU 65, UNC Wilmington 53 Vanderbilt 68, Ole Miss 52 Virginia 54, Clemson 47 Wake Forest 72, Boston College 58

OT 1 6 5 5 7

Pts 56 52 48 46 34 Pts 53 50 47 41 39

Southeast Division

GP Florida..............41 Winnipeg..........41 Washington......39 Tampa Bay......40 Carolina...........43

W 20 20 21 17 14

L 13 16 16 20 22

OT 8 5 2 3 7

Pts 48 45 44 37 35


GP Detroit..............41 St. Louis..........41 Chicago...........42 Nashville..........41 Columbus........41

W 26 24 24 22 11

L 14 12 13 15 25

OT 1 5 5 4 5

W L 23 11 23 16 20 15 20 17 12 22 for a win,

OT 4 1 7 5 6 one

Pts GF GA 50 112 89 47 112 114 47 88 93 45 108 109 30 99 133 point for over-

——— Sunday’s Games Ottawa 6, Philadelphia 4 Detroit 3, Chicago 2, OT Anaheim 7, Columbus 4 Today’s Games Vancouver at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Winnipeg at Boston, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 6 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Phoenix at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.


Northeast Division L 11 15 15 18 18

GA 102 101 120 124 119

Pacific Division

GP San Jose.........38 Dallas...............40 Los Angeles....42 Phoenix............42 Anaheim..........40 NOTE: Two points time loss.



W 26 22 21 18 16

GF 138 96 114 103 111

CENTRAL FLORIDA—Announced senior G Jeff Jordan is leaving the basketball team.


GP Boston.............38 Ottawa.............43 Toronto............41 Buffalo.............41 Montreal...........41

Pts 55 48 47 43 35

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled LW Tomas Kubalik from Springfield (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Activated F Tomas Holmstrom from injured reserve. Assigned F Gustav Nyquist to Grand Rapids (AHL).


OT 4 4 2 4 6

OT 3 6 1 5 3


Rice 56, SMU 54 Tennessee 69, Arkansas 38 Texas A&M 75, Oklahoma 58 UTEP 66, Memphis 60

L 9 12 16 15 19

L 13 15 19 19 22

National Hockey League


W 26 24 23 21 14

W 26 21 23 19 16


E. Michigan 64, N. Illinois 52 Nebraska 77, Iowa 72 Northwestern 69, Indiana 61 Toledo 58, Cent. Michigan 53 W. Michigan 76, Ball St. 64 Wichita St. 65, Creighton 58 Wisconsin 70, Illinois 67

GP N.Y. Rangers...39 Philadelphia.....40 New Jersey.....41 Pittsburgh........40 N.Y. Islanders..39

GP Vancouver.......42 Minnesota........42 Colorado..........43 Calgary............43 Edmonton........41

Pts 53 53 53 48 27

GF 116 137 114 123 91

GA 82 121 117 106 125

GF 141 135 133 107 109

GA 73 143 131 121 114

GF 107 109 116 109 112

GA 115 119 115 136 146

GF 134 107 134 111 99

GA 94 89 123 114 137

Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-8 La. Pick 4: 8-5-1-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-1 La. Pick 4: 6-8-0-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 1-5-6-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-2-4 La. Pick 4: 7-6-6-5 Easy 5: 3-9-11-29-33 La. Lotto: 2-4-8-20-31-40 Powerball: 21-35-46-47-50 Powerball: 2; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-6 La. Pick 4: 7-6-0-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-8 La. Pick 4: 7-6-2-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-6-5 La. Pick 4: 0-5-8-8 Easy 5: 6-7-21-29-34 La. Lotto: 13-15-26-27-28-36 Powerball: 3-21-24-38-39 Powerball: 24; Power play: 5

Monday, January 9, 2012

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Giants rout Atlanta, get Green Bay next EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Time to go on alert, Green Bay. The New York Giants are coming to Lambeau Field next weekend believing they have a good shot at knocking off the defending Super Bowl champions. If the Packers (15-1) have any doubts, all they have to do is look at what Eli Manning and the Giants did to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in a dominating 24-2 win in the NFC wild-card game. And if that doesn’t convince them, maybe they should remember their game against the Giants on Dec. 4. Aaron Rodgers had to lead a late drive to set up a last-second field goal in a 38-35 win at MetLife Stadium. If that game was tough, this will be tougher. The Giants (10-7) have changed. There’s more to Tom Coughlin’s team than Manning and his talented pool of receivers. New York has rediscovered its defense and found its running game. This is once again a complete team, much like the team that came into Green Bay in early 2008 and captured the NFC title with an

overtime victory on a brutally cold evening. “We are going to go out there and give all our effort and we are going to walk away with a win,” defensive end Jason Pierre Paul said after the Giants won their third straight game and fourth in five since the loss to the Pack. The win over the Falcons (10-7) was the Giants’ best game of the season in terms of a total team effort. New York gained 442 yards, held Atlanta to 247 and controlled the clock for more than 34 minutes. The only mistake was giving up a second-quarter safety when Manning was called for intentional grounding in the end zone. Two-time Pro Bowl guard Chris Snee is excited about the way the Giants are playing. “We’re playing very good and I’m just glad offensively we performed better in the second half,” Snee said. “We’re still searching for that full game. Maybe it’s too tough to achieve but we’re going to strive for it.” Manning and the defense, which had two sacks, came close to achieving it in sending the Falcons to their third

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New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora celebrates after Sunday’s 24-2 win over the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC wild-card playoff game. straight playoff loss. Manning ignited a listless offense with a 14-yard secondquarter scramble, a drive that he capped with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks. The two also hooked up on a game-breaking 72-yard catch and run in the third quarter. The quarterback put away the inept Falcons with a 27-yard TD throw to Mario Manningham in the fourth quarter.

The Falcons failed to convert on two fourth-down quarterback sneaks inside the Giants 25. Michael Turner also failed on a third-and-inches in the third quarter. “We can’t lose like this in the playoffs,” defensive end John Abraham said. “We should have been able to do something different. We played well in the beginning, but it kind of got away from us in the end.”

be able to run the ball on them. We did that. I wonder what they’re going to say next week.” The Broncos (9-8) will face the top-seeded New England Patriots (13-3) on Saturday night. Tom Brady and the Patriots walloped the Broncos 41-23 last month, sending Tebow into a funk that included seven turnovers and a 40 percent completion clip — and prompting Broncos boss John Elway to implore him to “pull the trigger” in the playoffs. Did he ever. Tebow threw for a season-high 316 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 50 yards and another score while slicing up the league’s top defense — which was missing its top tackler, Ryan Clark, held out because of a blood condition that’s exacerbated at altitude. The Steelers (12-5) lost despite a gimpy Roethlisberger rallying his injurydepleted team from a twotouchdown halftime deficit with 10 points in the final 10 minutes. He also drove the Steelers into Broncos territory in the final minute, but three sacks and a fumble kept them from

getting in field goal range, and Roethlisberger never got to touch the ball in overtime. Roethlisberger was 22-for40 for 289 yards with one TD, one interception and five sacks. “We were moving it and we had a shot,” Roethlisberger said. “Someone got, it felt like a finger, on the ball and knocked it out. After that, you’re trying to throw a 70-yard Hail Mary and that’s hard.” Tebow’s passer rating of 125.6 was the highest in Broncos postseason history. He completed 10 of 21 passes and Thomas hauled in four of them for 204 yards — after no receiver had a 100-yard game on the Steelers all season. Tebow also ran for a touchdown and threw a 30-yard TD pass to Eddie Royal in the second quarter as the Broncos built a 20-6 lead at halftime. “They were the No. 1 defense and we are the No. 1 offense running the ball,” Thomas said. “So, I feel like they wanted to make a statement and stop the run. I don’t know if they forgot about the passing game. The last couple of games that we had, we were not passing the ball that great.”

Saints turn their attention toward San Francisco METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated at home and have lost just three times all season. So, it might be a bit of nitpicking to say the road could be a potential downfall. “You win 13, 14 games now, and you’re trying to find something,” coach Sean Payton said Sunday. “When you start playing well on the road and home, you’re probably a better team and we’ve been able to do that. This will be a good challenge for us. Not just playing on the road, but traveling west.” After beating Detroit 45-28 in the Superdome in the NFC wild-card round, the Saints will travel to No. 2 seed San Francisco for their game next Saturday. And of New Orleans’ three road losses this season, two were on natural grass, the surface they’ll play on at Can-

On the air Saturday, 3:30 p.m. New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers TV: Fox; Radio: 1490 AM dlestick Park, wh e r e t h e 49ers went 7-1. “I think the Tampa Bay and St. Louis losses really helped us Sean prepare ourPayton selves on the road,” wide receiver Robert Meachem said. The Saints, though, will have history against them. Never has New Orleans won a road playoff game, the neutral-site 2010 Super Bowl notwithstanding. The Saints have

lost twice at Chicago, at Minnesota and at Seattle, which came in last season’s wildcard round. As for the team’s road struggles this season, they provide a cautionary tale. They had to come from behind to beat Carolina 30-27 on Oct. 9. A week later, the Saints lost at Tampa Bay 26-20, failing to convert a scoring chance in the final minutes when quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception in the end zone. Then on Oct. 30, the Saints lost to the then-winless Rams 31-21 in St. Louis. New Orleans was twice forced to hold off late-surging opponents, winning 26-23 in overtime at Atlanta and 22-17 at Tennessee on a red-zone stand that ended with a sack at the Saints 8. In all, the Saints’ five low-



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Crimson Tide offense had two penalties, two sacks and three negative rushing plays after penetrating LSU’s 30. So, was it the kickers’ fault? Not entirely. Foster, who said the feedback from fans was largely positive, still had to temporarily shut down his Facebook page. He said he flipped off the TV after the LSU game but didn’t hide in his room or skip class. Teammates have stuck up for Foster. “I think the fans are entitled to their opinion and they can be critical of whatever they want to be critical (of),” Tide center William Vlachos said. “They certainly have been critical of me at times in my career. The way we look at it is, we’re responsible for giving them those 50-something yard kicks. That’s anything but their fault. We’ve got to move the ball when we get close to the 30-yard line. “We’ve got to put them in better situations.” In a game featuring the nation’s two premier defenses, it’s hardly farfetched to imagine college football’s finale being decided by a kick made or missed. Last season ended with Auburn’s Wes Byrum hitting a game-winning chip shot against Oregon. Maybe this time it will be Shelley or Foster getting that shot. Or LSU’s Drew Alleman, whose overtime kick decided the first meeting. Alleman has been much steadier, making 16 of 18 attempts and hitting all three

in the way of a championship season — a great team they’ve already beaten. “When we take the field, we’ll be an emotional, firedup football team,” Miles vowed. No matter who wins tonight, the Southeastern Conference is the big winner. The conference is assured of an unprecedented sixth straight national title. No other league has won more than three in a row. Alabama (11-1) didn’t even make the championship game of the SEC, but managed to sneak back into the national title race when Oklahoma State lost late in the season. In the strangest of twists, Saban’s team will be the one celebrating its second national title in three years with a mere split of the season series with LSU. Perhaps sensing just how fortuitous Alabama was to get a do-over, Saban wants his players to seize the moment. “I would like for them to focus on the opportunity, not the pressure part,” he said, “so that they really are zeroed into the mental practice and the things that when they go out there and play, they’re going to be confident in doing their job the way they need to do it to have success.” That sort of robotic talk is typical of Saban, who spits out championship teams with assembly line precision, devoid of any flair. While Miles’ disjointed grammar

Alabama kicker Cade Foster (43) watches one of his three missed field goals against LSU in November. times from 40-49 yards. Foster is just 2-of-9 a year after missing twice in the same number of tries. Shelley has been far more accurate within limited range, going 16-for-20 with a long of 37 yards. “I mean, if you’re in the NFL and you’re kicking over 45-yard field goals, maybe you’re 33 or 40 percent,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “And if you’re a baseball player and you hit .333, it probably gets you in the Hall of Fame. But I think what we’ve tried to do with our guys is say, ‘Look, you had a bunch of low percentage kicks in that game and we are confident in your ability to just stay focused on the process of what you need to do to make your best kick.”’ Foster said he’d relish the opportunity to win a national title with that muchmaligned right leg. “I’d love it,” he said. “It would be great. I look forward to it. It’s an opportunity to succeed for me.”

est-scoring games have come on the road, three of the five coming outside. Knowing that, Payton will change up the schedule this time. After normally traveling on Saturday for road games, the Saints will leave for San Francisco two days prior to the game, going on Thursday after practice and then participating in a Friday walkthrough at Candlestick Park. The idea is to give the players a day to acclimate to the time difference while also getting a feel for the field. “You really have to plan for success and that’s one thing our coaching staff does a great job of,” Saints cornerback Jabari Greer said. “They’ll make sure our schedule is set up to the point where we get adequate rest, get adjusted and we get ready for the game.”

and goofy antics make it difficult to take him seriously at times, there are no such issues with Saban. He’s all business. “He’s not like that all the time. He does have a personality,” junior Robert Lester said. “But he’s hard on us because he wants us to get the job done. On the field, he demands what he wants. By doing so, the guys go out there and try to do it perfect to please him. It works. You can tell, because we’re playing in the national championship game again.” Saban did break character a few times Sunday, as the coaches made their final appearances in front of the media. When someone’s cellphone went off in the back of the room with a loud song, the coach interjected, “Is that a little Al Green? Turn it up, man.” Saban later joked about young men being intimidated when they come to the house to date his daughter, and even revealed the morning routine he has with his wife. “We get up at 6:15 every day and watch the Weather Channel for about 30 minutes before we start our day,” Saban said. “I get most of my marching orders in that 30-minute segment of what we should do or how I should do it or why it’s important to do it that way, what I need to talk to the team about. I get coached up very well in that 30-minute segment of the Weather Channel.”

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New Orleans Saints cornerbacks Jabari Greer, left, and Tracy Porter celebrate during a playoff win over Detroit. The Saints will play the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Edge of Darkness” — After his daughter is shot on his doorstep, a Boston detective, Mel Gibson, learns about her secret life and a far-reaching coverup linked to her death./7 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball — College football will dominate the landscape, but for those who like basketball, West Virginia and Connecticut will do battle./6 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “Castle” — When Castle and Mel Gibson Beckett investigate the death of a ladies’ man, a twist in the case may disrupt Ryan’s wedding./9 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Judith Krantz, author, 84; Joan Baez, folk singer, 71; Jimmy Page, rock musician, 68; Crystal Gayle, singer, 61; Joely Richardson, actress, 47; Dave Matthews, rock singer-musician, 45; Joey Lauren Adams, actress-director, 44; A.J. McLean, singer, 34; Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, 30.


Actor Sinise to raise money for vet Actor Gary Sinise, known for playing a soldier who loses his legs in the film “Forrest Gump,” wants to stage a benefit concert to raise money to build a home in Temecula, Calif., for a Marine who lost his limbs in Afghanistan. Sinise, now starring in TV’s “CSI New York,” is expected to ask the Temecula City Council on Tuesday if he can hold a concert tentatively on March 1. Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band, named for his movie character, would perform and raise money for Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Dominguez, who lost his legs and right arm in 2010.

Lady A’s Hillary Scott marries Chris Tyrrell Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott has gotten married. She and new husband Chris Tyrrell announced the news in a 20-second video message on Lady Antebellum’s official website. The couple tied the knot on Jan. 7 in upstate New York. They appear wearing matching T-shirts. Tyrrell hugs his new bride and introduces her as “Miss Hillary Scott Tyrrell.” Scott flashes her wedding ring and explains how they wanted fans to hear it from them first, adding, “We’re so excited to be starting our life together.” Lady Antebellum’s hits include the Grammy-winning song “Need You Now.” The group resumes its “Own The Night” tour Jan. 27 in Tulsa, Okla.

‘24’ movie set for spring shooting Fans of Jack Bauer have something to look forward to. A movie based on the old Fox series “24” is scheduled to begin shooting this spring. Actor Kiefer Sutherland said Sunday that he expects to go to work on the movie in late April or May. Sutherland played Bauer, the centerpiece on the pulse-quickening adventure series that ended its television run in 2010. Even with the movie ahead of him, Sutherland Kiefer is already working on a new Fox series. “Touch” Sutherland features him as the father of a super-intelligent son able to understand odd connections in the world and even predict the future. Fox will offer a sneak preview of the show Jan. 25 before it joins the network schedule in March.

Critics: ’Melancholia’ was best of 2011 Lars von Trier’s drama “Melancholia” has been selected by the National Society of Film Critics as the best picture of 2011. The critics picked Kirsten Dunst as best actress for her portrayal of the main character in the film that ponders the end of the world. The society is comprised of 58 prominent movie critics from around the country. It announced its picks Saturday in New York City. Society members also chose Brad Pitt as best actor for his performances in “Moneyball” and “The Tree of Life”; Terrance Malick as best director, also for “The Tree of Life”; and Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” as best nonfiction film.

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Wis. man with odd name arrested Authorities in southern Wisconsin are facing a tongue twister thanks to the arrest of Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop. The unusually named 30-year-old man was in jail Sunday in Madison. Police say he violated his bail conditions from a previous run-in with the law. Court records show that his name used to be Jeffrey Drew Wilschke. He legally changed it in October. Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was arrested last week after residents complained of drinking and drug use near Reynolds Park in Madison. Authorities say he was arrested in another local park last April after police found a loaded handgun in his backpack. He’s charged with carrying a concealed knife and possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

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Fox, Seacrest unclear on future of American Idol PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Both Fox and Ryan Seacrest say they want Seacrest to stay as host of “American Idol” after this year. Whether that will happen was unclear Sunday even as both sides promoted this month’s launch of the 11th season of the country’s most popular television show. “It’s a tough negotiation and one that will come to conclusion, I think, pretty quickly,” Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said. Seacrest is not signed beyond this season and is also involved in talks with corporate owners of NBC Universal, where he has a contract at E! Entertainment. There have been several reports that NBC is considering Seacrest as a potential replacement if Matt Lauer decides to leave the “Today” show. Seacrest had little to say Sunday about the possibility of moving into a new morning job. While such talk is “flattering,” he said, “that job will be that person’s job as long as that person wants the job.” “American Idol” continues to be a TV steamroller. Yet network TV is in tough economic straits, and many millions of dollars are tied up in contracts with Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. As for Seacrest’s contractual status, the key word Sunday was “imagine.”

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Steven Tyler, from left, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest participate in the American Idol panel at the Fox Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

On TV Jan. 18, 7 p.m. Fox — American Idol will begin its 11th season with the first of a two-day season premiere. “It’s very hard to imagine the show without Ryan,” Reilly said. “We certainly want to keep him. There’s no creative discussion there whatsoever. It is a deal issue.” Said Seacrest: “I’ve done this for the last decade. I love doing

it, so I can’t imagine not being on every week.” Added Fox alternative show chief Mike Darnell: “We love Ryan and I can’t imagine the show without him.” The next few weeks will show whether love translates to a deal. Darnell said that after major changes on “Idol” last year with the additions of Tyler and Lopez and some revamping of the middle weeks of the competition, this year there will be relatively minor tweaks. Two big challenges when competitors reach the Hollywood

stage will be requiring them to sing some 1950s era songs, and sing with the accompaniment of only one instrument. And a healthy rivalry seems to be building with NBC’s moderately successful new competition “The Voice,” as “Idol” panelists made a handful of snarky remarks about the other show. “We will definitely never, ever rip off ‘Star Trek’ like ‘The Voice’ did with spinning chairs,” Jackson said. “American Idol” returns on Jan. 18.

‘The Devil Inside’ rakes in $34.5M on opening weekend LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fright flick “The Devil Inside” scared up a monstrous $34.5 million opening weekend to help Hollywood exorcise its recent box-office demons, according to studio estimates Sunday. The surprise hit from Paramount Pictures debuted well above industry expectations as horror fans crowded theaters for the low-budget tale about exorcists trying to free a woman possessed by evil spirits. Between “The Devil Inside” and solid results for holdover films, Hollywood’s business soared over the first full weekend of 2012 after a sluggish holiday season that ended a ho-hum year at the box office. Overall domestic revenues totaled $144 million, up 29 percent from the same weekend last year, when “True Grit” led with $14.6 million, according to box-office tracker Paramount already is well into profit with “The Devil Inside,” an independently produced movie that the studio bought for $1 million. It’s the latest such low-budgeted horror acquisition for the studio, which bought “Paranormal Activity” cheaply and turned it into a $100 million sensation that was followed by two hit sequels. Like “Paranormal Activity” and another Paramount hit released in January, “Cloverfield,” “The Devil Inside” is a fictional tale shot in a mock documentary style. According to Paramount, 59 percent of viewers for “The Devil Inside” were under 25

On screen 1. “The Devil Inside,” $34.5 million. 2. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $20.5 million. 3. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $14.1 million. 4. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” $11.3 million. 5. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” $9.5 million.

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Suzan Crowley plays Maria, left, and Fernanda Andrade plays Isabella Rossi in a scene from “The Devil Inside.” and 85 percent were under 35, prime viewers for Hollywood who had not turned up in their usual numbers for much of last year. With a sales campaign that bypassed traditional newspaper and TV advertising in favor of online teasers and cryptic marketing, Paramount managed to intrigue young adults who have not been all that interested in the rush of family films and Academy Awards contenders that crowded into theaters over the holidays. “The Devil Inside” was the only new wide release of the weekend after the holiday crush, historically a good time for something different to sneak in and become an unexpected hit, said Don

Harris, head of distribution for Paramount. “For that under-25, under35 audience that’s looking for something else, that first weekend in January has always been a great weekend to release a movie,” Harris said. “When we saw that weekend open, we took it.” “The Devil Inside” bumped another Paramount hit, Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” out of the top spot after two weekends at No. 1. “Ghost Protocol” slipped to No. 2 with $20.5 million, raising its domestic total to $170.2 million. Just a day before “The Devil Inside” opened Friday, industry analysts had expected “Ghost Protocol” would remain No. 1 this weekend.

The most optimistic forecasters figured “The Devil Inside” might manage $15 million, less than half the business it actually did. “This one caught everyone looking, but the devil got his due,” analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. “It’s just very difficult to track the horror fan base, no question about it.” “The Devil Inside” is following the pattern of many horror movies, which pack in crowds on opening day then tumble quickly after that. With $16.85 million on Friday, “The Devil Inside” did nearly half of its business in the first day, with revenues falling to $11.75 million Saturday and an estimated $5.9 million Sunday. Critics trashed “The Devil Inside,” and even the fans who came out to see it gave it mixed to bad reviews. Paramount reported that 16 percent of the audience gave it an A grade, while 19 percent gave it an F. Two-thirds of the audience gave the movie a grade of C or lower.

Fox to launch Saturday night cartoons, digital channel PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Long known for its Sunday night cartoons headlined by “The Simpsons,” Fox is planning to offer new animated material late on Saturday nights and on an experimental new digital channel. The network said Sunday that the new effort will be led by Nick Weidenfeld, the former head of program development for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series. The cable network has run a popular series of late-night cartoons on weekdays that has successfully reached a young male audience that TV executives consider valuable and elusive.

Saturday’s 90-minute cartoon block would begin at 10 p.m. Fox hasn’t programmed aggressively in late nights and hopes the new series will provide some competition for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox entertainment president. It will start in January 2013. Reilly, during a news conference, offered hints but left an air of mystery around the future of some popular Fox prime-time shows like “House,” “Glee,” “Fringe” and “Terra Nova.” Fox appreciates its Sunday cartoons like “The Simpsons,” which will soon air its 500th episode. But success there

left relatively little room for experimentation. “There has been a lot of talent and a lot of product that we’ve wanted to pursue over the years that did not fit the prime-time mold,” Reilly said. The digital channel would be available online, through cable on demand, as mobile applications and on game consoles, and it’s somewhat experimental, Reilly said. It would allow Fox to take chances on programming of different lengths, he said. Reilly conceded he’s put off some decisions on primetime shows that have doubts about their future. One is the

long-running medical drama “House,” which Reilly said months ago was probably in its last year. He said he will meet soon with the show’s producers to decide; he did say it’s very unlikely any of the show’s characters would be spun off into a new series. He praised producers of “Fringe” for helping Fox drum up some interest in its Friday night schedule. But he noted the show is expensive to produce and at its current ratings, it’s a money-loser for the network. “Please don’t start the letter-writing campaign right now,” Reilly said. “I can’t take that.”

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Name change is roadblock on couple’s trip to altar Dear Abby: My fiance, “Kip,” and I are being married next year and we have only one disappointment. It’s about my keeping my last name. I don’t want to take Kip’s last name. I have had the same name for 33 years and I do not believe a woman “has” to take her husband’s name when they marry. However, the biggest issue for me is my fiance never knew his father, who left when Kip was a baby. I do not wish to take the name of a man whom neither of us knows, and who had no positive influence on our lives. I’m part of a closeknit family, and I am proud to bear the name of my father — a hardworking, dedicated Vietnam veteran. Am I out of line? We will accept your answer because we are unable to resolve this ourselves. — Standing My Ground in New Jersey Dear Standing: While most women still change their names to their husband’s (or



hyphenate them), those who don’t usually have established themselves in a career in which they are known by their maiden name. Others fear that if they change their names they’ll lose their identity. No one can or should decide this for you. However, if Kip did know his dad and the man was a fine, upstanding citizen, would you feel differently? Remember, you are marrying Kip, not his father, and I assume your fiance is a wonderful person. Given your logic, because he had no relationship with his father, should he change his name to yours? Please make no decisions about this until you two


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you lack the skill or knowledge to call the shots, let someone who seems to know what he or she is talking about guide you through the maze that you’re facing. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Being open-handed is one of your greatest assets. Once others see that you’re not trying to put anything over on them, they’ll treat you with fairness and consideration. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Chances are you’re in a favorable trend right now where your work or career is concerned. Capitalize on it by performing the best that you can and your efforts will be acknowledged. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Unless you monitor your behavior, you could come off as either haughty or overly submissive. In either case, it won’t help your image with others or with yourself. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do not start something that you know you won’t or can’t finish. The only thing that’s likely to give you a sense of satisfaction is seeing something through to the end. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Have some appreciation for your unique ideas and then have the courage to try to bring them to fruition. If you effectively do what you conceive, everything else will fall into place. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — One of your more admirable qualities is your desire to cherish, protect and even spoil those you love. Your generosity toward others provides much joy for them and great pleasure for you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Assignments that might be tough for others will be a piece of cake for you, mostly because you’ll see them as a means to express your abilities and love of showmanship. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Call the shots from behind the scenes and you’ll be more effective than when you’re operating under a giant spotlight. You’ll achieve great satisfaction seeing others as conduits of your expression. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your group dealings will bring far more satisfaction than will arrangements with people on an individual basis. If you can make a choice, do what makes you happy. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your powers of concentration and strong fortitude will help you nab whatever you pursue. Thus, now is the time to focus your efforts on an objective of especial importance. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Just because everyone won’t be in total accord over something that you want to achieve, don’t lose faith in it before you even try. You’re the one who knows what it’s all about.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: The guy I’m dating is cute and popular and a lot of my friends think that I’m fortunate in having such a “cool” boyfriend. The problem is that my moral standards are high and this guy has sex on the brain. Every date winds up in a wrestling match. There is nothing I can say or do to change his behavior. He says he can’t help himself because he loves me so much. I do like this guy a lot, and I pray every night that he will behave himself, but so far, my prayers haven’t been answered. Do you believe that prayers are answered? — Nameless, Orlando, Fla. Nameless: Yes, I believe in the power of prayer, but not all prayers appear to be answered. High moral standards and a case of “sex on the brain” make for a bad mix. When a boy and a girl wrestle, the girl usually comes out the loser. Even though he is cute and popular, dump him. Dr. Wallace: The other day my dad found a letter written to me from a friend who lives in Florida. Well, he read the letter and commented that my friend seems a bit wild. His reading the letter upset me, and I told him he had no right to read my mail without my permission. Dad responded that he can read any mail that comes into the house, no matter who it is addressed to. He also thinks that, since I’m 14, there shouldn’t be any mail I receive that I shouldn’t want him to read. My question is this: Should my dad have the right to read my mail without my permission? I can’t ask my mother, because in our house my dad is king. — Heather, Davenport, Iowa. Heather: All parents have the right, but wise parents ask permission. If the answer is no, but the parent is suspicious of the letter’s content, then the parent should exert parental authority and read the letter. When a parent asks permission to read a teen’s personal letter, it makes the teen aware that her privacy is respected even when her negative answer is overruled. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

have talked this out more fully. Dear Abby: My siblings and I never hear from my grandmother unless she’s in town, and then it’s usually for one day out of the two weeks she’s here. She never calls on holidays, birthdays or just to say hello. Yes, we call her on these special days. We have other grandparents who wouldn’t let a week go by without calling to ask how we are, how we are doing in school or just to talk. My mom is a grandma to my oldest sister’s children and when she doesn’t see or hear from them within a week, she’ll call or visit them. (By the way, my grandmother is retired, very healthy and travels. When she does, we don’t even get a postcard!) What’s wrong with her? — Hurt Feelings in Massachusetts Dear Hurt Feelings: I agree that you didn’t get the standard-issue doting, cookie-baking grandmother. Not knowing

her, I can’t explain the reason for her distant behavior, but I’m positive it has nothing to do with you personally. She might be preoccupied with her own life, or it might have something to do with the relationship she has with your parents. If you really want the answer to your question, the person you should ask is your grandmother the next time she comes to town. Dear Abby: When I’m out in public, there’s always someone saying, “Oh, you’re so TINY!” or, “I didn’t see you down there,” or, “You’re so CUTE!” Abby, I am 83 years old with white hair. I was never tall to begin with, and I have lost close to 4 inches due to a bad back (with constant pain), spine surgery and osteoporosis. Please remind your readers to abstain from making remarks about a person’s size. I don’t feel “cute,” and I don’t appreciate the constant reminders about my disabil-

Moist heat works wonders in relieving arthritis pain Dear Doctor K: I have a lot of discomfort from osteoarthritis. A friend suggested heat therapy. What is heat therapy, and does it work? Dear Reader: Yes, heat therapy can help relieve the pain and stiffness of arthritis. Heat therapy is based on the idea that heat raises your pain threshold. That means that it takes more pain before you feel the same level of discomfort. Heat also relaxes muscles, and tense muscles are a common cause of pain. One of the best things about heat therapy is that you can do it yourself. You don’t necessarily need professional treatments. For example, warm baths (hydrotherapy) are used by many physical therapists, but hydrotherapy can also be done at home. A hot tub or a bathtub equipped with water jets can closely duplicate the warm-water massage of whirlpool baths used by professionals. Of course, oversized tubs are expensive. For most people, the bathtub works nearly as well. Soaking for 15 to 20 minutes in a warm bath exposes the body to warmth and allows the weight-bearing muscles to relax. A warm shower might also help. Consider getting an adjustable showerhead massager. They’re inexpensive and easy to install. It should deliver a steady, fine spray or a pulsing stream, with a few options in between. One thing I emphasize with my patients is to dress warmly after a shower or bath to prolong the benefit. You need to hold in the heat. I remember a patient of mine, a man in his 50s, who suffered from muscle spasms and loved to take long, hot baths and showers. Whenever he got out of the bath or shower, he felt so great that he celebrated. He did this by doing stretching exercises “in the buff” (he lived alone). The stretching exercises were a great idea: When relaxed by heat, muscles are stretched more easily. But the “in the buff” thing was a bad idea. With his body needing to keep a temperature of 98.6 degrees F, and his apartment at 70 degrees, his loosened muscles tended to stiffen pretty fast. A heating pad is another good idea — and keep in mind that moist heat penetrates more deeply. You can purchase hot packs and moist/dry heating pads, but a homemade hot pack works just as well. Heat a damp, folded towel in a microwave oven for 20 to 60 seconds or in an oven set at 300 degrees F for five to 10 minutes. To prevent burns, always test the heated towel on the inside of your arm before applying to a joint: It should feel comfortably warm, not

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.


hot. To be extra-safe, wrap the heated towel in a thin, dry one before placing it on the skin. We have a lot more information on other self-help strategies for osteoarthritis besides heat in our Special Health Report, “Arthritis: Keeping Your Joints Healthy.” You can find out more at my website.

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

ity. Am I too sensitive? — Vertically Challenged in Ann Arbor, Mich. Dear Vertically Challenged: I don’t think so. You have stated your feelings very well, but I’m pleased to remind readers that comments about someone’s personal appearance (“You’re so tall,” “You’re so small, “You’re so thin”) can hit a sore spot, and to refrain

from saying the first thing that comes to mind because it might be rude or hurtful.

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


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We can help! fice of the aforesaid feet, more or less, in a Call if you see him certain Deed of Trust unto One child, Chancery Clerk in Book Westerly direction measured (leave message as to Warren County Long Teller, Chaney, Hassell & one day at a time. along said road from the LOST! 1530 at Page 495 Instrument where you saw him and Hopson, LLP, Trustee for ENDING HOMELESSintersection of said road with Term Recovery GRAY AND WHITE male #293686; and your phone) CIS Financial Services, Inc., the East line of said Section NESS. WOMEN with chilTabby kitten. Wearing a teal Committee Call if you catch him or 29; thence continue North for WHEREAS, default having dren or without are you in Beneficiary, to secure an collar with a bell, missing been made in the payments 50 feet to an iron rod in the find his body! need of shelter? Mountain from the Dana Road, DeerA non-profit volunteer indebtedness therein West line of Ballground Road of the indebtedness secured of Faith Ministries/ Womfield Drive vicinity. 601-634described, which Deed of agency organized to marking the Point of en's Restoration Shelter. FOUND MALE BLACK 0560, 601-529-0690. Trust is recorded in the office Beginning of the parcel to be by the said Deed of Trust, Certain restrictions apply, provide for the unmet LAB PUPPY!!!! and the holder of said Deed of the Chancery Clerk of described herein; thence run 601-661-8990. Life coachThis sweet dog found me on LOST! MALE RED Merle needs of the Warren of Trust, having requested North and Northwesterly ing available by appointDecember 30 behind Helping Australian Shepherd and Warren County, Mississippi County victims of the the undersigned so to do, on along the West line of ment. Hands Pharmacy on 61 Female Yellow Labrador/ in Book 1465 at Page 463 Ballground Road for 450 the 23rd day of January, 2011 flood. North. If you think he may be Pit Bull mix. Hwy 27 area. #209767; and feet, more or less, to the 2012, I will during the lawful your pet, call Mike or Kristy 601-529-0116. VOLUNTEERS WHEREAS, on the 28th day Southeast corner of that 3 Is the one you at 601-638-6292. hours of between 11:00 a.m. REWARD $100+ FAMILY of April, 2004, CIS Financial acre parcel conveyed to NEEDED and 4:00 p.m., at public outlove loved pet. Female black Services, Inc., assigned said Jerry Wayne Santucci and FOUND YOUNG MALE Volunteers experienced cry, offer for sale and will Labrador- Large, very friendCharlotte H. Santucci by hurting you? Check our Deed of Trust unto Wells BLACK LABRADOR ly. Blind in one eye. Needs with construction and Deed in 1978 as sell, at the west front door of Call This sweet dog found me medication. Has been treatFargo Home Mortgage, Inc., Warranty recorded in Deed Book 584 the Warren County Courtlistings to find design are needed to yesterday when he appeared Haven House Family by instrument recorded in the at Page 487 of said Land ed for red mange. Spayed, house at Vicksburg, the woods behind was wearing pink collar assist the LTRC in office of the aforesaid Records; thence follow the Shelter the help you need... from Mississippi, for cash to the Helping Hands Pharmacy on when she went missing. South line of the Santucci Chancery Clerk in Book various projects 601-638-0555 or Hwy 61 N on December 30, Chases deer, not traffic highest bidder, the following parcel North 87 degrees 30 1340 at Page 479 #209768; supporting 2011 Flood 2011. He has no collar, is smart. Always sleeps inside. 1-800-898-0860 described land and property minutes West for 590 feet, and really thin and very well Missing from Timberlane Services available to more or less, to the mid-line victims in situated in Warren County, • Contractors WHEREAS, on the 31st day of Section 29; thence turn behaved. If you think he area. Was seen on Halls women & children who are Mississippi, to-wit: Warren County. might be your pet, please Ferry. If seen please call of January, 2011, the Holder and follow said mid-line • Electricians victims of All of Lots 9, 10 and 11 in call Mike or Kristy at 601- 601-415-2284, 601-636separating the Hearn and of said Deed of Trust Please call 601-636-1788 domestic violence and/or Block 4 of Cedar Grove 8774. Anderson-Tully properties 638-6292. • Roofers homeless: Shelter, counsubstituted and appointed to offer support. South for 300 feet; thence Subdivision as shown by plat seling, group support. Sean A. Southern as Trustee run South 73 degrees 30 • Plumbers of record in Book 49 at Page (Counseling available by in said Deed of Trust, by minutes East for 615 feet, 116 and 117 of the Land appt.) instrument recorded in the more or less, back to the • Landscapers READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! DAILY! Don’t miss a day of Records of Warren County, point of beginning, office of the aforesaid Mississippi; together with all containing 5 acres, more or The Vicksburg Post! Chancery Clerk in Book improvements thereon and Find a Honey of a 1518 at Page 643 Instrument less. Our ePost now Also Included: appurtenances thereunto #285141; and Deal in the 2003 Southern Manufactured belonging. 07. Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted available! WHEREAS, default having Home 76 X 45 feet 9 inches, Classifieds...Zero in I will only convey such title Call 601-636-4545 Model No. FX3000-2 Serial been made in the payments on that most wanted as is vested in me as of the indebtedness secured No. DSEAL15840ABC Circulation, for details! or hard to find item. I will only convey such title Substitute Trustee. by the said Deed of Trust, as is vested in me as WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, and the holder of said Deed Substitute Trustee. this 28th day of December, of Trust, having requested WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, 2011. 07. Help Wanted 07. Help Wanted the undersigned so to do, on this 12th day of December, Michael Jedynak 2011. The Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau is the 30th day of January, Substitute Trustee Sean A. Southern 2012, I will during the lawful Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road hours of between 11:00 a.m. 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 seeking qualified applicants for the position of Group and 4:00 p.m., at public Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 outcry, offer for sale and will (318) 330-9020 COC/F06-1024 sell, at the west front door of DMM/F10-2932 Services Manager. The position solicits the group Covenant Health & Rehab of Publish: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23(3t) Publish: 1/2, 1/9, 1/16(3t) the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Vicksburg, LLC Substitute Trustee's Notice tour and meetings/convention markets to generate Mississippi, for cash to the of Sale “Every Day of Life Counts” 02. Public Service highest bidder, the following STATE OF MISSISSIPPI described land and property We are a Dynamic skilled COUNTY OF Warren overnight visitation. Weekends, evenings and situated in Warren County, Don't miss a thing! WHEREAS, on the 30th day nursing facility seeking an Mississippi, to-wit: Subscribe to of September, 2004, and The Vicksburg Post That part of Section 29, out-of-market travel required. Salary based on energetic individual. TODAY!! Township 18 North, Range 5 acknowledged on the 30th Call 601-636-4545, day of September, 2004, East, Warren County, Circulation. experience. Send resumes to Executive Director, Mississippi, more particularly Kathy Hunter executed and delivered a certain Deed of described as follows, to-wit: Trust unto Adams & Edens, Y O U A R E Commence at a 2-inch angle ALWAYS A Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, iron marking the intersection Trustee for Mortgage WINNER...... Electronic Registration of the West line of the East When you Systems, Inc. as nominee for Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC One-Half of Section 29, P.O. Box 110, Vicksburg, MS 39181. advertise in Countrywide Home Loans, 2850 Porters Chapel Road (mid-line of Section 29), The Vicksburg Post Township 18 North, Range 5 Inc., Beneficiary, to secure Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Classifieds! an indebtedness therein East, Warren County, Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 described, which Deed of Mississippi, and the North What are your dreams?” line of the gravel public road Trust is recorded in the office EEOC EOE 07. Help Wanted known as Ballground Road; of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi thence run South along the in Book 1493 at Page 758 mid-line of Section 29 and Instrument #214543; and the common line between the Hearn and Anderson-Tul- WHEREAS, on the 13th day of October, 2011, Mortgage ly properties for 2062 feet, Electronic Registration more or less, to a 1/2-inch Systems, Inc. as nominee for iron rod marking the Countrywide Home Loans, intersection of said mid-line with the South line of Section Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Bank of America, 29; thence run East along NA successor by merger to the common Section line between Sections 29 and 32 BAC Home Loans Servicing, for 590 feet, more or less, to LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by an iron rod marking the S h f h 5 0 instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid ClerkWanted in Book 07. Help Wanted Chancery 07. Help 1528 at Page 581 Instrument #292584; and WHEREAS, on the 8th day Convenience Store Manager: of December, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust Truckstop located in Delhi area has substituted and appointed exciting and great opportunities, including Michael Jedynak as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, benefits and competitive salary forby instrument recorded in the ofenergetic, hard working individual fice of the aforesaid Clerk inand Book responsible for theChancery leadership 1530 at Page 495 Instrument guidance to oversee all operations, #293686; and including inventory, accounting of daily WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments sales, shift scheduling. Candidates must of the indebtedness secured possess strong customer service skills, by the said Deed of Trust, and the of said Deed have working knowledge of holder MS Office and Trust, having requested pass pre-employment of testing. Experience the undersigned so to do, on in PDI software a plus. the 23rd day of January, 2012, I will during the lawful Candidates submit your resume, including hours of between 11:00 a.m. salary history top.m., at public outand 4:00 offer for and will cry, or fax to sale Human sell, at the west front door of Resources at (866) 477-3298. the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit:

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

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


16. Antiques

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.

12. Schools & Instruction


07. Help Wanted TO BUY OR SELL


CALL 601-636-7535

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted


LOCAL COMPANY LOOKING for a qualified individual who is seeking long-term employment. We have a full-time position for an experienced and dependable HVAC technician. 2 or more years experience required. Please fax your resume to 601-636-1475.

Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ACCEPTED FOR A PRESSMAN. Experience helpful, but will train the right person. Some nights and weekend work required. Position includes benefits. Applications taken at the front desk of The Vicksburg Post, Monday- Friday, 10am until 2pm ONLY! No phone calls, please. CEDAR GROVE MANSION Inn & Restaurant, Vicksburg MS Now hiring a front desk clerk. Part time position. Hours and Days vary. Must be willing to work weekends and Holidays. Experience with customer service, computers, phones, reservations and lodging. Send resumes to: COUNSELOR NEEDED FOR a juvenile group home. Must have a Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field. Must have experience working in the substance abuse field. Please fax your resume to 318-5744093, attention Janet. EXPERIENCED FRONT DESK and house keeper needed. Apply in person. No phone calls. Battlefield Inn.

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

14. Pets & Livestock

Apply in person only at:

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929. THERE IS A NEED FOR LABORERS in the Maritime Industry. Entry level positions start at $720 - $820 per week. Sign up for training today. CALL TODAY 850-424-2601.

No matter what type of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

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

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

LOST YOUR NINE IRON? Check the classifieds daily or sell the rest with a fast action classified ad.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376. OAK FIREWOOD $70 ½ cord, $40 Ÿ cord. Free Delivery and Stack. 601-2187579.

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

24. Business Services

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

20. Hunting

THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

24. Business Services

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. KMR TRACTOR SERVICES Bushhog mowing, grading, excavation, disking, after storm debris removal, and other land/commercial/ residential work. Free Estimates. 601-4159225. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

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

24. Business Services CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109


24. Business Services

17. Wanted To Buy

WANTING TO PURCHASE all types of used construction equipment. Call Mark at 337-439-6608.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

24. Business Services


PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Just in time for extra Christmas cash, Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

(beneath Cinnamon Tree)

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

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.

New Shipment from New Orleans! 619 Crawford Street

24. Business Services

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

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

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

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


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THE COVE Stop looking, Start living! Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

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

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. DIRT, SAND, CLAY gravel, 6/10. Anywhere and Anytime. 601-218-9233, 601-638-9233.

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34. Houses For Sale


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

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

601-638-2231 GATED, HAS IT ALL. 1 bedroom/ 2 bedroom, $450/ $550. Washer/ dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 1 BEDROOM, and RV's for rent Some with utilities furnished, no pets, deposit required. 601-301-0285. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 16x80 singlewide. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air. $18,375. 601916-9796, 662-417-2354. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. NEED A HOME? Credit been a problem? Call the Credit Experts “Guaranteed Credit Approval!� 601-9169796, 662-417-2354. OWNER FINANCE, NO CREDIT CHECK! 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with land. Must have $5,000 deposit. Call Buddy, 601-941-6788. USED DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, will deliver and set-up. Only $30,000. 662-4172354, 601-916-9796.

34. Houses For Sale


Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

New Homes

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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



CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded

• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations

Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180


Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at


UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921


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

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

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







35. Lots For Sale 5.9 ACRE CORNER lot in Silver Creek Subdivision for sale by owner. 601-6367800 8am- 4pm MondayFriday. BEAUTIFUL 3.03 ACRES, ready for building. Bill Strong Road. Price reduced to $17,000. 601-2187816 , 601-218-9984.

37. Recreational Vehicles

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

40. Cars & Trucks YEAR END SPECIAL!!

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

Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

1996 CROWN VICTORIA. Loaded, good condition. $4,000. 601-218-2030. 2008 HONDA ACCORD EXL $14,000 14,000 Great condition very clean highway miles 97500,leather, new 70k tires new brakes. breaks 256309-9759 or 601-529-9921

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

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

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1985 JEEP RENEGADE 4 wheel drive, 6 cylinder, soft top. Runs Great!! 601415-2224. $5,500 Sacrifice.


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HOUSES FOR SALE 1862 MLK 807 First North LAND FOR SALE 801 First North Farmer St. Bl. 3 Call 601-942-1838

Commodore Apartments

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


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January 9, 2012