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other reprieves to more than 200 people, including many convicted of violent crimes. He said 189 had served their time, and pardons offer a chance for redemption. “We believe in forgiveness of sin. We believe in second chances,” Barbour said last Friday, explaining his decisions. The new governor, Republi-

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to limit the governor’s pardon powers, a discussion prompted by Republican Haley Barbour’s actions as he left office last Tuesday. Barbour granted pardons or

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can Phil Bryant, said last week he has no intention of pardoning anyone. He’s also changing a trusty program that allows a few inmates to cook, clean or do other odd jobs at the Governor’s Mansion. Trusties are chosen by the state Department of Corrections, and they’re traditionally pardoned or given some other

relief, such as suspended sentence, when a governor leaves office. Barbour pardoned the 10 trusties who worked during eight years at the mansion — five each term. Eight were convicted of murder, one of manslaughter and See Pardons, Page A7.

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Politics, time blamed for shortage on zoning board


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TODAY IN HISTORY 1929: The cartoon character Popeye the Sailor makes his debut in the “Thimble Theatre” comic strip. 1945: Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw during World War II; Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappears in Hungary while in Soviet custody. 1977: Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, 36, is shot by a firing squad at Utah State Prison in the first U.S. execution in a decade.

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Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

After working to clean the Waters Youth Foundation Boys’ Shelter on Sherman Avenue, volunteers hold hands in prayer. They are, from left, Mychal Winters, Daniel Jennings, Sylvester Walker and Isla Thomas, 15, the daughter of Wade Thomas and Ria Judge.

King remembered with service, prayer By Danny Barrett Jr. Household chores became labors of love Monday for local volunteers celebrating the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Five who represent local schools in the America Reads Mississippi literacy program wiped countertops and dusted baseboards at Waters Youth Foundation Boys’ Shelter in Vicksburg. The job ended in prayer. “We do five service projects a year and this one was to honor Dr. King,” said volunteer Sharunda Flagg, a regular volunteer who represents Sherman Avenue and Bowmar Elementary schools in the AmeriCorps literacy program for five national service days — the King holiday, Read Across America Day in March, National Global Youth Day in April, National AmeriCorps week in May and Make a Difference Day in October. The volunteer “clean team” consisted of Flagg, Marita Smith, who works at Vicksburg Intermediate; Mychal Winters, who works at Dana Road Elementary; Ria

Alma and John Smith, both 81 and married for 56 years, sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” at the closing of the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Monday evening at the Vicksburg Municipal Auditorium. They have attended every year for 32 years. Judge, assistant principal at Sherman Avenue; and volunteer director Lillian Porter. A squeaky-clean kitchen and fresh-scented study room for the six boys who live in the facility was a godsend for activities coordinator Daniel Jennings. “It’s those things we sometimes just don’t have a chance to do,” he

said of the shelter, staffed by two to three people by day. It’s definitely in the spirit of the holiday today.” A reading room affords boys time to meet the written word between such outings as fishing and horseback riding. See MLK, Page A7.

When the Vicksburg Board of Zoning Appeals failed last week to have a quorum for a hearing on a high-profile special exception, its lack of action Tommie pointed to a two-year-old Rawlings problem with keeping the board full. ‘This is the type The board, appointed of board where by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and you can anger required by city ordisome people.’ nance to have seven members, has not had Tommie more than five members Rawlings in nearly three years. Zoning board Politics, city officials chairman say, is one reason why finding people willing to serve is a challenge. “We have some high-profile issues,” board chairman Tommie Rawlings said. “This is the type of board where you can anger some people. I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘You guys are tough. You’re taking care of business. I don’t know if I can do that.’” North Alderman Michael Mayfield said he approached someone about a zoning board spot “and they told me they didn’t want any part of it. They didn’t want the politics.” The zoning board was established by city ordinance to review and decide issues involving rezoning, construction variances and special exceptions to ensure compatibility with the city’s comprehensive plan. The seven are volunteers and serve without pay. Their decisions can make or break a business or development or affect the life of one or hundreds of residents. To hear and act on zoning issues, at least four board members must attend meetings, and four votes are required to approve a zoning change. When the board had seven people, members said, four to six regularly attended. With only five members, the board has failed to have a quorum six times in the past two years, according to city planning department records. Some zoning requests have been denied because a four-member board failed to reach a unanimous vote. In

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Wikipedia going dark for day in protest of ‘censorship’ legislation By The Associated Press Wikipedia will black out the English language version of its website Wednesday to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress, the foundation behind the popular commu-

nity-based online encyclopedia said in a statement Monday night. The website will go dark for 24 hours in an unprecedented move that brings added muscle to a growing base of critics of the legislation. Wikipedia is considered

one of the Internet’s most popular websites, with millions of visitors daily. “If passed, this legislation will harm the free and open Internet and bring about new tools for censorship of international websites inside the United States,” the Wikime-

dia foundation said. The Stop Online Piracy Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Protect Intellectual Property Act under consideration in the Senate are designed to crack down on sales of pirated U.S. products overseas.

Supporters include the film and music industry, which often sees its products sold illegally. They say the legislation is needed to protect intellectual property and jobs. See Wikipedia, Page A7.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Store customer shot after fight with clerk

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Students across Vicksburg could be seen taking advantage of mild temperatures on a day out of school Monday. Above, Vicksburg Junior High’s Sheridan Bell, 13, son of Keith Neal and Shalay Bell, goes up for a football catch at Riverfront Park. At right, 4-year-old Kurriya Whitehead and her neighbor, Alicia Louis, 9, enjoy a bicycle ride along Cherry Street. Kurriya is the daughter of Kurtrenia Whitehead and Stacy Williams and Alicia is the daughter of Agnes Donaldson and Michael Louis.

A Vicksburg man was shot Monday night after an argument with a convenience store clerk turned violent and involved racial insults, police said. Thomas Flaggs, 34, 3014 Green St., was shot in the thigh while running from the clerk at the Five-Star Food Mart, 1108 Bowmar Ave., said Lt. Sandra Williams of the Vicksburg Police Department. Jalal Hizam, 21, 201 Berryman Road, Apt. 33., was charged with aggravated assault after shooting “numerous times” at Flaggs as he ran down the street around 6:50 p.m. The location of the shooting was not included in the initial report, Williams said, though it was between the store — at the intersection with Drummond Street — and Flaggs’ home, about four blocks away. “Hizam reportedly was screaming racial slurs at him as he was chasing him and trying to shoot him,” Williams said. Williams said Flaggs went to the store to make a purchase but did not have enough money. He left and returned later with the correct amount, she said. “The shooter started making derogatory statements to him and asked him to leave the store,” she said. “Somehow an argument ensued, and the clerk started pushing him out of the store.” As the argument became physical, the clerk reportedly pulled a weapon and began to chase and fire at Flaggs. Flaggs was taken by ambulance to River Region Medical Center, where he was in fair condition this morning, said spokesman Allen Karel. Hizam was being held without bond pending an initial hearing, said Williams.

Two men jailed in county burglaries Two Vicksburg men were charged with burglary Monday after a resident returned home on East Drive and saw two people running from the back of his home, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Spencer Griffin, 22, 1929 Baldwin Ferry Road, and Herbert Norfort, 21, 103 North Drive, were arrested at Norfort’s home around noon, Pace said. The resident who reported the burglary gave a descrip-

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CLUBS Lions — Noon Wednesday; Annette Kirklin, director of Southern Cultural Heritage Center, speaker; Toney’s. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Sue Tolbert of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, speaker. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601634-4174. Hester Flowers Garden Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Cobb House, 1302 Adams St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Citizens of Delta and Hunter Heights — Senior Congregate Meal Service and the Home Bound Meal Program; Noon Monday-Friday, Delta Town Hall; 318-5743666 or Delta Town Hall for

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from staff reports tion of the suspects’ clothing, and a deputy spotted them, chased them through woods off nearby Nailor Road before losing them. With permission from the homeowner where Norfort lives, deputies searched the home, also in the same area, and found the two men, one under a bed and one in a shower stall. Some items from the East Drive burglary were recovered, and a rifle, a laptop computer, an iPod, a camera and a recorder were recovered from a Jan. 3 burglary in the 100 block of North Drive. Griffin and Norfort are charged with two counts of burglary each and were being investigated in other crimes, Pace said. Both were in the Warren County Jail pending an initial hearing to set bond.

Home, car burglaries reported over holiday Auto and residential burglaries were reported in the city over the holiday weekend, said Lt. Sandra Williams. Sunday at 2:30 p.m., a resident in the 1100 block of Jefferson Street reported that a Louis Vuitton purse valued at $350, about 30 DVDs valued at $150, a cell phone valued at $20, a slab of ribs valued at $15 and a box of Little Debbie cakes valued at $5 were missing from the home. Monday at 12:45 a.m., a weed trimmer valued at $400, a bottle of liquor valued at $10, a pair of pants valued at $25, 12 DVDs valued at $60, a cell phone valued at $80 and $15 were reported stolen from a home in the 1800 block of Court Street. Monday at 8:26 a.m., a .32-caliber handgun, no value provided, was reported missing from a 1998 Mercury Marquis parked at DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St.

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Five more bodies found on capsized Italian ship

On the water

ROME — Five more bodies have been found aboard a cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Tuscany, Italaian authorities said, raising the official death toll to 11. Teams have been searching the ship for passengers and crew missing since the Costa Concordia struck rocks Friday evening and capsized. Rescuers exploded four holes in the hull of the ship earlier today to gain easier access to areas that had not yet been searched. Before the latest find, 29 people from the cruise ship were still missing. Officials said the missing included 14 Germans, six Italians, four French, two Americans, one Hungarian, one Indian and one Peruvian.

Mars rocks fell in Africa last July Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Doug Cousineau, back, and Jack Oliver paddle into the Yazoo Diversion Canal in Vicksburg for an early evening trip Monday. Cousineau said the two were out for a bit of

exercise and also to, hopefully, find a pair of sunglasses the two lost on an earlier paddle out to Centennial Lake when the water was much higher.

Sheriff: Louisiana woman shoots husband, self METAIRIE, La. — Louisiana authorities are investigating the deaths of a married couple in which the woman apparently shot her husband early Monday, then called 911 to report the slaying before shooting herself in the head. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said the woman identified herself as 61-year-old Penelope D. Springer and said she shot her husband. The woman then hung up the phone. Normand said the front door of the home was unlocked. The body of 61-year-old Albert E. Springer was in the front bathroom. He’d been shot in the head. Normand said the woman was found in a bathroom with a single gunshot wound to the head. A 9mm pistol was on her body.

1 dead in plane crash in Neshoba County PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — A Meridian businessman and former Navy pilot died when a small twin-engine plane he was flying crashed near Philadelphia, police said. Philadelphia Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk identified the victim Richard Howarth Jr., 48. Howarth was the only one aboard the plane. A former Navy pilot, Howarth flew for FedEx for 16 years.

Police: La. man dies in dune buggy wreck BATON ROUGE — A man was killed when he wrecked

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a dune buggy in a parking lot, but a 9-year-old passenger survived, police said. Baton Rouge Police Department Sgt. Don Kelly said in a news release that the man died Monday when the buggy apparently slid in loose gravel west of Memorial Stadium and flipped. The investigation is continuing.

and two other men tried to rob 26-year-old John Freeman during a drug deal, police said. Police said Freeman shot at his attackers, as did a 16-year-old boy who saw the robbery happening. The teen was questioned and released, and Freeman was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of illegal carrying of a firearm.

Elderly Copiah man killed in collision

Police: Pot argument leads to shooting

HAZELHURST, Miss. — An 87-year-old Georgetown man was killed in a collision on Mississippi 27. Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol spokesman Cpl. Odis Easterling said Colie Dixon, and his son-in-law, Larry Garrett, were headed north when a pickup driven by Royce Rials of Crystal Springs collided with their vehicle. All three men were taken to Hardy-Wilson Memorial Hospital in Hazlehurst, where Dixon was pronounced dead at 2:35 p.m. Conditions on the other two were unavailable.

HOUMA, La. — A 60-yearold man shot his daughter’s boyfriend with a shotgun during a fight over missing marijuana, Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies said.


No murder charges in self-defense shooting BATON ROUGE — Police said two people will not be arrested after shooting three drug dealers and killing one, because they fired in selfdefense. Robert Heard, 25, was shot and killed Saturday after he

The boyfriend was hit with a .410 gauge shotgun, police said. Several pellets lodged in his heart. The pellets were removed. He is expected to make a full recovery. Sheriff’s deputies said Dwight Landry accused the 26-year-old of taking the drugs. As the victim walked away from Landry’s house, Landry allegedly shot him. Landry admitted to shooting the man, but claimed it was because he punched his wife, police said. The victim denied that. Landry is charged with aggravated second-degree battery. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

WASHINGTON — Scientists are confirming a recent and rare invasion from Mars — meteorite chunks that fell from the red planet over Morocco last summer. This is only the fifth time experts have chemically confirmed fresh Martian rocks fell to Earth. The last time was in 1962. Scientists believe this meteorite fell last July in North Africa because there were sightings of it. A special committee of meteorite experts certified that 15 pounds of meteorite recently collected came from Mars. The biggest rock weighs more than 2 pounds.

N.J. mom gives birth on train to Big Apple NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman got the morning commute of her life when she gave birth to her first child on a PATH commuter train to New York. Rabita Sarkar, 31, of Harrison, N.J., said she had started feeling contractionlike pains but didn’t think


they were real because her baby wasn’t due yet. She and her 30-year-old husband decided to travel into the city to have her checked out Monday. It was on the train ride that Sarkar started feeling her pains come more quickly. With guidance from another woman on the train, her husband, Aditya Saurabh, was able to deliver the baby around 10 a.m. Fellow riders offered encouragement, and the couple said one little girl offered her jacket to keep the baby warm.

Court: Cleric should not be deported from UK LONDON — An extremist cleric described as one of Europe’s leading al-Qaida operatives should not be deported to face terrorism charges in Jordan because of the risk evidence obtained through torture would be used against him, Europe’s highest court ruled Tuesday. After a six-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that deporting Abu Qatada from Britain — where he is in prison custody — would “give rise to a flagrant denial of justice.”

Syria rejects calls for Arab troops BEIRUT — Syria “absolutely rejects” any plans to send Arab troops into the country, the Foreign Ministry said today, even as the death toll mounts from 10 months of violent conflict. Thousands of people have been killed in the regime’s crackdown on the anti-Assad revolt, which has turned increasingly militarized in recent months with a growing risk of civil war.


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Debt U.S. in $51 trillion hole It’s staggering. The federal debt, currently calculated at $15.2 trillion, actually is $51 trillion. The more familiar debt figure of $15.2 trillion is bad enough. It’s increasing at about $1.3 trillion a year and comes from deficit spending the past 10 years on the federal budget, whose fiscal year begins each Oct. 1. And the current debt limit soon will again need to be raised so that the borrowing can continue. But that number doesn’t include future payments for Social Security, Medicare, federal employees’ retirement and the military veterans’ retirement and medical care. Add in estimates for those payments, and the actual debt is $51 trillion, Bruce Bartlett wrote this month in The New York Times. He’s a former senior economics adviser to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Bartlett obtained an obscure federal document called the Financial Report of the United States Government. He summarized its contents,

writing that “the government also owed $5.8 trillion to federal employees and veterans. Social Security’s unfunded liability -promised benefits beyond expected Social Security revenue was $9.2 trillion over the next 75 years, or about 1 percent of the gross domestic product. Medicare’s unfunded liability was $24.6 trillion, or 3 percent of GDP. “Altogether, the Treasury reckons the government’s total indebtedness at $51.3 trillion,” he wrote. How is the government dealing with the debt? Bartlett said it doesn’t have to be paid off now. But that means the debt is being pushed into the future to be paid for by America’s children and grandchildren. Kids born in 2002 or 2012 can’t yet vote. So they’re stuck with the tab. “Bruce is right. We don’t have to pay it all off now,” Chris Edwards told us; he’s director of tax policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. “But that money is a cost burden that is being pushed onto young

people in the future. They will have to pay for it, either in reduced benefits or increased taxes. It’s consumption or benefits that people are getting today, with the costs being pushed onto young people. It’s a measure of injustice with current federal spending.” Most people would like to leave things a little better for their kids. That’s generally been the case in American history. Now it’s being reversed. “We’re going to have a lower standard of living in the future,” Edwards warned. “The longer Congress postpones reform, the lower standard of living we’ll have in the future.” With Congress in recent weeks unable to agree on even a long-term extension of a modest payroll-tax cut, and a presidential campaign in full swing, not much is going to happen this year. Yet preventing the looting of America’s kids should be the first priority of the president and Congress.


50 YEARS AGO: 1962

The late Mrs. Henrietta Steinhardt, who died here recently, carried $10,000 in life insurance.

Judy Simono wins first place in the state Elks National Youth Leadership contest. • David Nobra wins the annual Virgadamo Trophy at St. Aloysius High School.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 T.P. Bellows resigns as trainmaster of the Y&MV Railroad. • Murphy and Co., a brokerage business here, will close.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 “The Crusaders,” picture at the Walnut Theatre, attracts big crowds. • A.H. Jones of Meridian and Jack Coffee are to race at the skating rink.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Maj. G.P. Thornton, superintendent of the national cemetery, is enjoying his first vacation in 10 years.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 Ronald Coleman stars in “The Unholy Garden” at the Saenger Theatre.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 Ralph A. Bendenelli Jr. is here on furlough visiting his parents. • Mrs. G. Bobb Head and son Michael return to their home in Houston, Texas, after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Head of Yokena.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 The Mother’s March on Polio collects $2,829 here. • Services are held for Mrs. Irene Crook.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 It is the equivalent of minus 2 degrees this morning according to the Army’s wind chill chart. The temperature downtown is 29.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 George P. “Mike” Riddle, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, dies at 47. • Winners of an art contest are Johnny Foster, first place; Heather Pikul, second place; and Valtrice Waters, third place.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Col. Leonard G. Hassell becomes the 28th commander of the Waterways Experiment Station. • A fight outside a downtown cafe results in a $4.5 million suit against the business. • Lawrence Jones, 24, is involved in a motorcycle accident and receives several broken bones.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 Dennis Douglas Ware II celebrates his first birthday. • Fire destroys a mobile home at 1606 Greenhill Road, leaving three people homeless. • Walter C. Sherman Jr., longtime Waterways Experiment Station employee, dies.

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smart money Q: My daughter and her husband are divorcing. His name and my mother’s name are on the mortgage. My daughter is not on the mortgage due to bad credit. He has moved from the home, and my daughter lives there with their three children. They have owned this home for approximately 13 years. BRUCE Over those 13 years, my mother has made more of the house payments than my daughter’s husband, however, he is expecting a lump sum of money when the divorce is final. My daughter is not in a position to pay him any money. My daughter would like his name removed so he has no claim to the house. Right now, he is barely making the child-support payments. What options does she have in this matter? Does she need to get an attorney? — C.H., via e-mail A: You use a couple of terms, and I want to disabuse you of their application. First, you say “they,” meaning your daughter and her husband, own this home. No, only your



son-in-law and your mother own the house. Your daughter has no direct interest in the home. Second, you say your mother has made more of the payments. Without regard to that, she has been gratuitously giving money to make sure the mortgage gets paid. In the absence of a side contract, how would she prove that this was nothing more than a gift to your daughter’s husband, not your daughter? It’s obvious what’s been going on, but legally it’s a whole different story. Other things also should have gone into a written agreement between your mother and your son-in-law. 20/20 hindsight is a wonderful thing. You say your daughter would like to have her husband’s name removed from the mortgage. I’m sure she would. Finally, you ask, “Does she need an attorney?” The answer is, “Without question.” Your daughter should consult a competent divorce attorney. If she needs help, it would appear that your mother might be the only source of that help. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s four remaining challengers for the Republican presidential nomination did their best to knock the front-runner off stride in a contentious debate, but the best they could do was to get him to grudgingly agree to consider releasing his tax returns. Romney didn’t bend under heavy rhetorical pressure on the issue of his job-creation record at the private equity firm Bain Capital, nor did he apologize on stage for his evolv-

ing views on abortion. The former Massachusetts governor stressed the independence of the super PACs that have been Mitt running negaRomney tive ads in his behalf against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and other rivals, including former Sen. Rick Santorum. Monday night’s debate was as

Stock rise on upbeat reports on China growth, Europe debt NEW YORK — Stocks rose strongly early today on signs that Europe’s debt markets remain resilient and China’s economic slowdown has been gradual. Debt auctions by Spain, Greece and Europe’s bailout fund drew solid interest from investors, easing fears that recent credit-rating downgrades would prevent troubled nations from obtaining funds. Many had feared the downgrades would increase borrowing costs and intensify the region’s debt crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 130 points, or 1.1 percent, to 12,551 in the first half-hour of trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12, or 0.9 percent, to 1,301. The Nasdaq composite index rose 26, or 1 percent, to 2,737.

Court to allow lawsuits from tipped employees WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow bartenders and servers who make part of their money through tips to file lawsuits for more money when they do work that doesn’t involve tips. The high court refused to hear an appeal from Applebee’s International, which wants to overturn a


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS lower court ruling. Restaurants consider tips as part of some employees’ salary to get the pay up to the minimum wage. But if a worker spends 20 percent of the time doing general maintenance and preparation work, they currently get full minimum wage. Gerald Fast and others sued, saying that opening and closing restaurants, as well as cleaning and stocking, consumed significant work time and Applebee’s should pay them additional wages. The lower courts refused to dismiss the complaint.

Airbus’ record orders beats Boeing in 2011 HAMBURG, Germany — Airbus took in a record number of orders for new commercial aircraft last year as strong demand for its revamped single-aisle plane helped it best U.S. rival Boeing Co. in the race for orders for the fourth year running. The jet-maker said today that it took in 1,419 net new orders in 2011, worth $140 billion, well above Boeing’s total of 805 aircraft.

fiery as any of the more than dozen that preceded it. Romney did say that while he might be willing to release his tax returns, he wouldn’t do so until tax filing time in April. And the multimillionaire former businessman didn’t get much gratitude from his rivals for his halting change of heart. “If there’s nothing there, why is he waiting ’til April?” Gingrich said. Romney at first sidestepped calls from his rivals to release

his records, then acknowledged later that he’d follow the lead of previous presidential candidates. Romney, the clear frontrunner for the GOP nomination after back-to-back wins in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, was under fire from Gingrich and fellow GOP rivals Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum in Monday night’s debate as they sought to knock him off stride.


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Pardons Continued from Page A1. one of robbery. Barbour said he was so confident that the trusties had been reformed that he had let them watch his grandchildren while they played at the mansion. The governor’s pardon powers are spelled out in the state constitution. Democratic Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis is proposing a constitutional amendment to ban any governor from granting pardons during the final 90 days of a four-year term. Baria also is proposing a bill — not a constitutional amendment — that would require notice be given to the local sheriff or district attorney when a pardon is considered. Baria said that would allow the sheriff or prosecutor to hold a public hearing in the county where the crime occurred to give victims and others a chance to speak. He said a transcript of that information could be sent to the governor. “I’m not trying to eliminate this governor’s or any other governor’s constitutional prerogative to do pardons,” Baria said. “But, we could put reasonable restrictions to allow people to be heard before a pardon is granted.” When Bryant became governor last Tuesday, he immediately halted the practice of trusties spending the night on the grounds of the Gover-

nor’s Mansion in downtown Jackson, Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock said. Bryant is also ending the use of violent offenders as mansion trusties, Bullock said. “That was discussed several weeks ago,” Bullock said Monday. Bullock said Bryant’s changes in the trusty program were not prompted by the uproar over the Barbour pardons. Records show that during Barbour’s two terms, he gave “full, complete and unconditional” pardons to 203 people, including 17 convicted of murder, 10 convicted of manslaughter, eight convicted of aggravated assault and five convicted of drunken-driving incidents that caused deaths. Barbour granted some sort of reprieve to 26 inmates who were in custody — 10 full pardons; 13 medical releases; one suspension of sentence; one conditional, indefinite suspension of sentence; and one conditional clemency. A pardon erases any remaining punishment for a conviction and restores rights such as those to vote or carry a gun. A commutation reduces the penalties of a sentence but does not restore full rights. James Robertson, a former Mississippi Supreme Court justice who’s now in a private law practice in Jackson, said the pardon power is “a virtue of all enlightened and humane societies” and it should not be eliminated.

Without commenting on the specifics of the Barbour pardons and reprieves, Robertson said the pardon power is important in three situations — if an innocent person is convicted, if an excessive sentence is given and if a sentence was just when it was given but the convicted person has proved worthy of pardon or reprieve. “In simple terms, I have no doubt that there are persons in prison today that do not need to be there, neither for the public good or any other reason,” Robertson said. “Understand that our criminal justice system has been designed by fallible human beings acting in a state of imperfect knowledge. The officials who implement and enforce that system are no doubt highly motivated, well meaning, public-spirited citizens who try hard to do what is right and just. At the end of the day, these individuals are similarly fallible human beings. The pardon or reprieve is an appropriate ameliorative remedy for harsh or otherwise excessive sentences.” During interviews the past several days, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said they’d be willing to consider some changes in the pardon process. Most said they want to see detailed proposals before deciding what to support. “I think the people of the state of Mississippi are going to demand that the Legis-

lature look at it,” said Rep. Bryant Clark, D-Pickens. Clark said he respects that any governor has the right to issue pardons, and he thinks there is a place for pardons in some cases. “I think the outrage and the concern for most citizens is just the number of them,” he said. One of the inmates Barbour pardoned is David Gatlin, now 40, who was convicted of murder, aggravated assault and burglary. Gatlin was sentenced to life in prison in the 1993 slaying of his estranged wife, Tammy Ellis Gatlin, and the shooting of Randy Walker, her longtime friend. Tammy Ellis Gatlin was holding her infant when she was killed, and the baby was left in a pool of his mother’s blood, said Tammy’s sister, Tiffany Ellis Brewer of Pearl. Walker said last week that he voted for Barbour in 2003 and 2007 and generally considered him a good governor. But Walker said he was “disgusted” by Barbour’s pardon of Gatlin. Walker is now afraid to answer the door, said his mother, Glenda Walker: “But wouldn’t you be if a bullet went through your head from one side to the other?” Rep. Mark Formby, R-Picayune, said he thinks lawmakers should set some criteria for governors to follow in granting pardons. Formby, whose aunt was slain during a burglary in 1987, said he is sympathetic to victims’ families.

A7 “I think the governor should have the right and the responsibility — I say that, because it is a big responsibility — to offer forgiveness to someone who has proven to be deserving,” Formby said. Barbour gave one of the first-term trusties, Michael Graham, an indefinite suspended sentence in July 2008. Barbour gave Graham a full pardon last week. Graham was convicted of murder in the slaying of his ex-wife, Adrienne Klasky, who had divorced him in 1986. Klasky was shot on April 7, 1989, with a 12-gauge shotgun in Pascagoula.

MLK Continued from Page A1. “We try to create a foundation and help them become men,” Jennings said. The clean sweep was part of local holiday observances over the weekend starting with the downtown parade Saturday, a scholarship breakfast at Vicksburg Convention Center, a prayer service at the King memorial site at Openwood and Main streets and an evening event keynoted by civil rights attorney Sandra Jaribu Hill. More than 200 attended the breakfast, but only one woman showed up at the midmorning event at the memorial.



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turn, some of those cases have been heard on appeal by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Last week, the board failed to assemble four members to hear Mountain of Faith Ministries’ request for a special exception to operate a transitional housing facility near the former ParkView Regional Medical Center. The request had generated widespread concern among residents in the Wildwood community, just north of the hospital. Tina Hayward, executive director of Mountain of Faith Ministries, had requested that the hearing on her proposal be moved from December to Jan. 10 as she sought more time to present her case. Rawlings said numerous requests have been made to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to fill the vacant slots. “I wonder if they’re actively pursuing people,” he said. Mayor Paul Winfield, Mayfield and South Alder-

man Sid Beauman said the board has been trying to find people interested in serving on the zoning board. “It’s hard to find new blood for these boards,” Mayfield said. “The people who are serving now have been on for a long time. They keep getting reappointed until they get tired of it and just roll off.” “Part of the problem is getting people willing to do it,” Winfield said. “We need people who are dedicated to attending the meetings and doing the research and filling those roles.” “The zoning board is tough because it requires a lot of time,” Beauman said. “People have to go out and do research. I hope politics is not a reason for not serving.” “It’s very time-consuming,” said Fred Katzenmeyer, an 11-year member of the zoning board. “You have to go out and look at the property, make a decision and attend the meetings, and it’s tough to get somebody to work for nothing.”

“We need people who are going to make their ruling based on the law and the rules, and that can upset some people, especially in a community our size,” Winfield said. Mayfield said politics is a problem with all of the city’s appointed boards. “There was a time — four to six years ago — when politics wasn’t that prevalent,” he said. “You did your homework, you went in, you voted, and you got out. Now these boards get swirled in politics. People see it on TV, and they don’t want any part of it. “You have someone who goes on a board with good intentions to help make his community better, and he has to put up with abuse,” Mayfield said. “People come and yell and holler and threaten these board members. These are volunteers. It’s not supposed to be that way.”

Critics say the legislation could hurt the technology industry and infringe on freespeech rights. Among their concerns are provisions that would weaken cyber-security for companies and hinder domain access rights. The most controversial provision is in the House bill, which would have enabled federal authorities to “blacklist” sites that are alleged to distribute pirated content. That essentially would cut off portions of the Internet to all U.S. users. But congressional leaders appear to be backing off this provision. Tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, eBay, AOL and others have spoken out against the legislation and said it threatens the industry’s livelihood. Several online communities such as Reddit, Boing Boing and others have announced plans to go dark in protest as well. The Obama administration also raised concerns about the legislation over the weekend and said it will work

with Congress on legislation to help battle piracy and counterfeiting while defending free expression, privacy, security and innovation in the Internet. Wikipedia’s decision to go dark brings the issue into a much brighter spotlight. A group of Wikipedia users has discussed for more than a month whether it should react to the legislation. Over the past few days, a group of more than 1,800 volunteers who work on the site and other users considered several forms of online protest, including banner ads and a global blackout of the site, the foundation said. Wikipedia will shut down access from 11 tonight Central Standard Time until 11 Wednesday night. This is the first time Wikipedia’s English version has gone dark. Its Italian site came down once briefly in protest to an Internet censorship bill put forward by the Berlusconi government; the bill did not advance.

burg, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Atlanta. He was 52. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

nic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was 62. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

deaths Gerald C. Baker PEARL — Gerald C. Baker, 74, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl and from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery. A member of the Mormon faith, Mr. Baker was a 1955 graduate of Central High School, Jackson. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a metallurgist and was employed with Sperry-Vickers for many years. Survivors include daughters, Jerri Baker Clair and husband Mike of Byram and Tina Baker Jennings and husband Jeff of Pearl; and grandchildren Sarah Clair of Byram and Dani Jennings of Pearl. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Ollie Baker of Vicksburg. Visit to sign online guest register.

Riley C. Harper Riley C. Harper died

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. He was 58. Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Jack Purvis Harper and Agnes Logue Harper. Mr. Harper was a graduate of H.V. Cooper High School and received his bachelor’s degree in music from Mississippi College. He was a landscape supervisor for the City of Vicksburg and a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack P. Harper Jr. He is survived by two daughters, Mandy Donald (Russ) of Pearl and Melissa Harper of Vicksburg; son, Jack C. Harper (Ashley) of Vicksburg; five granddaughters, Paige Donald, Keri Donald, Reagan Donald, Mary Madisyn Harper and Mckynzie Harper; sister, Mary Lynd Harper Davis (Larry) of Shreveport, La.; brother, Ken Harper (Terri) of Vicksburg; and numerous other relatives. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Revs. Tommy Miller and Rip Noble officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Roger

Massey, Trey Logue, Russ Donald, Vaughn Mims, Dr. Gary Cheslek, David Hosemann, Charles Haley and Shane Rollison.

Lloyd T. Spicer Jr.

Georgia Wilson

ATLANTA — Lloyd T. Spicer Jr., formerly of Vicks-

Georgia Wilson died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Domi-





Partly cloudy tonight, chance of rain, lows in the lower to mid-30s; sunny Wednesday, highs in the lower 50s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday-Thursday

Clear Wednesday night, lows in the lower 30s, sunny Thursday, highs in the lower 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy tonight, chance of rain, lows in the lower to mid-30s Wednesday-Thursday

Clear Wednesday night, lows in the lower 30s, sunny Thursday, highs in the lower 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 73º Low/past 24 hours............... 57º Average temperature......... 65º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............11º in 1977 Record high............80º in 1943 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.97 inches Total/year.................0.97 inches Normal/month......3.09 inches Normal/year...........3.09 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active..........................12:14 A.M. Most active................. 6:29 P.M. Active...........................12:43 P.M. Most active.................. 6:58 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:20 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:21 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:04

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 24.3 | Change: -1.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.7 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 15.4 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.9 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................71.7 River....................................71.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 29.0 Thursday................................ 29.8 Friday....................................... 30.6 Memphis Wednesday........................... 11.3 Thursday................................ 11.7 Friday....................................... 12.1 Greenville Wednesday........................... 27.8 Thursday................................ 28.3 Friday....................................... 28.8 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 24.1 Thursday................................ 24.1 Friday....................................... 24.5


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SPORTS tuesDAY, j anuar y 17, 2012 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES b5 | CLASSIFIEDS b6

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142


college basketball

prep soccer

Delta Devils devour Jaguars

WC at Madison Central Today, 6 p.m.

St. Aloysius at Bogue Chito Today, 6 p.m. PCA at Park Place Today, 7 p.m.

PREP SOCCER Vicksburg at WC Today, 5:30 p.m.

By The Associated Press

On TV 6 p.m. ESPNU - LSU hopes to shake off the effects of a loss to Arkansas on Saturday against Auburn in a primetime SEC matchup.


Jackson State basketball player and former Vicksburg High star scored 10 points in a win over Texas Southern on Monday.

Sidelines Two Saints assistants could leave franchise

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have scheduled a news conference to introduce Jeff Fisher as their new coach, having finalized contract details. The announcement today came amid reports Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has agreed to join Fisher’s staff in the same role. Though the Rams had not confirmed the hire, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma tweeted “Gregg williams is a great coach, I wish him luck in st Louis.” A team spokesman said Fisher would discuss his staff at the news conference, Williams was in the final year of his contract and became available after the Saints’ 36-32 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. The Oakland Raiders have been granted permission to interview New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., a person with knowledge of the request said on condition of anonymity because the Raiders are not publicizing the candidates. The Rams on Friday agreed to a deal with Fisher, who sat out last season after 17 years with the Titans. Fisher was the top coaching candidate this offseason and picked St. Louis, 2-14 last year and with only 15 wins the last five years, over Miami. Fisher and Williams, both 53, were together in Tennessee from 1994-2000. Carmichael took over play-calling duties when head coach Sean Payton broke his leg in Week 6 and Payton allowed him to continue handling the bulk of play-calling throughout the remainder of the season as the Saints set NFL records for most offensive yards and passing yards in a season.

LOTTERY Pick 3: 6-1-1 Pick 4: 7-7-1-7 Weekly results: B2

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Warren Central midfielder Kristen Pennington dribbles past Vicksburg midfielder Raven London this season. The two

teams will meet today at Viking Stadium with a playoff berth on the line.

A division title race in two days

Warren Central and Vicksburg to battle today for a playoff berth By Steve Wilson Two days will decide two playoff spots. That’s a lot of deuces and in this case, deuces are wild. The race for two playoff spots out of Division 3-6A is heating up and coming down to a one-week stretch for three girls’ teams as the soccer season winds down to its final week. With Vicksburg and Warren Central playing tonight, weather permitting, and two games involving the county rivals on Friday, the playoff bracket for Class 6A won’t be decided until Friday. If tonight’s game is rained out, the game will be played Thursday at WC and Vicksburg’s scheduled home game against Brandon will be canceled. Warren Central is about to go through its toughest stretch of the season, having to play two grueling division games in one week. First, the Lady Vikes (10-7-2, 2-2) will have to take on archrival

Down the stretch Today’s Game Vicksburg at Warren Central, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Vicksburg at GreenvilleWeston, 5:30 p.m. WC at Clinton, 5:30 p.m.

Warren Central’s Hannah Miller kicks the ball downfield in a game against Clinton last week. Vicksburg today. On Friday, they will travel to Clinton to take on the Lady Arrows. The last time WC and Vicksburg met, the Missy Gators took a 2-1 decision thanks to two first-half goals by Tabitha Hayden.

“They want it,” WC girls’ coach Trey Banks said of his team. “We can’t let T.T. (Hayden) have as much time on the ball as she did last week. She’s that inspiration and you let her get that much on the ball, she can do magi-

cal things.” For WC to win the division title, it will need a win over Vicksburg and a three-goal win over Clinton on Friday. WC will clinch a playoff berth with a win over Vicksburg and anything less than a fivegoal loss at Clinton. Vicksburg is assured of a playoff berth with wins over Warren Central today and division bottom feeder Greenville-Weston on Friday. The Missy Gators lost both of their decisions to Clinton, 5-0 and 2-1. Clinton (15-4-4, 4-0) has locked up, at worst, a spot in the playoffs and needs only a win over Warren Central in See Soccer, Page B3.

Cor-J Cox scored 23 points off the bench to lead Mississippi Valley State in a 77-56 rout of Southern University on Monday night. Five Delta Devils (6-11, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored in double figures as MVSU grabbed sole possession of first place in the conference. Paul Crosby added 18 points and 14 rebounds, Kevin Burwell had 12 points and Falando Jones and Terrence Joyner chipped in 11 each. The Delta Devils led 37-30 at halftime and held the Jaguars (8-11, 4-2) to just 9-of-25 shooting (36 percent) in the second half. The Delta Devils scored 23 points off 21 turnovers and outrebounded Southern 42-32. Derick Beltran led the Jaguars with 15 points and Quinton Doggett and Mike Celestin added 11 each.

Jackson State 54, Texas Southern 51 Jenirro Bush scored 23 points and Christian Williams scored five in the final 22 seconds to lift Jackson State to victory over Texas Southern. Jackson State (4-14, 2-4 SWAC), which had lost its past four games, trailed 51-49 before Williams’ 3-pointer gave the Tigers a one-point lead. After Patrick Onwenu missed two free throws for Texas Southern (5-12, 4-1), Williams was good on a pair for Jackson State. Bush’s 3-pointer with 10:38 remaining had given Jackson State a 43-40 lead, its first in 15 minutes, and it continued to lead until a layup by Texas Southern’s Daniel King set up Williams’ heroics. See SWAC, Page B3.


Hornets stumble down the stretch By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS — LaMarcus Aldridge asserted himself in a halftime huddle with his Portland Trail Blazers teammates, imploring them to snap out of their recent funk. Then he took his own advice. Aldridge scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half, and Portland snapped a three-game skid with an 84-77 victory over the slumping New Orleans Hornets on Monday. “That was a good wake-up call by him,” Portland forward Nicolas Batum said of Aldridge. “He took over the game and that’s why he’s our go-to guy.” Batum added 19 points in a reserve role and Gerald Wallace scored 14 for Portland,

which blew open a tie game early in the third quarter with a 17-2 run during which Aldridge made all five of his shots for 10 points. “I just started trying to be more attack-minded, going to basket, more confident,” Aldridge said. “I felt like I was kind of hesitant in the first half, kind of just out there, so I just wanted to be more aggressive going to the basket and try to make things happen.” Aldridge made just one of his first seven shots before finishing 10 of 17 to go with nine rebounds. Wesley Matthews added 10 points for Portland. Jarrett Jack scored 21, while Emeka Okafor added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who’ve lost four straight and 10 of 11. The Hornets were plagued by poor perimeter shoot-

The associated press

Portland Trail Blazers small forward Gerald Wallace (3) and guard Jamal Crawford (11) team up to force a jump ball with New Orleans Hornets point guard Greivis Vasquez Monday. ing, going 0-of-9 from 3-point range, and turned the ball over 19 times. “We’ve hit a funk. There’s no denying that. But you

have to continue to compete,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “We get to play basketball and we get paid. ... A lot of people would

love to have our problems. ... You’ve got to keep fighting and value your occupation See Hornets, Page B3.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Michigan St. at Michigan 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Georgetown at DePaul 6 p.m. ESPNU - Auburn at LSU 7 p.m. Big Ten - Iowa at Purdue 8 p.m. ESPN - Arkansas at Kentucky 8 p.m. ESPNU - Maryland at Florida State NHL 6:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network Nashville at N.Y. Rangers TENNIS 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open


from staff & AP reports

NFL Bank foreclosing on Simpson’s home MIAMI — A bank is foreclosing on the Florida home of O.J. Simpson, who is serving a nine-to-33year prison sentence in a Nevada prison for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges stemming from a 2007 armed confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. Miami-Dade Circuit Court records show that JPMorgan Chase filed for foreclosure in September. Simpson’s attorneys have since filed a motion to dismiss the case. The 64-year-old former football star and actor bought the four-bedroom, four-bath house south of downtown Miami in 2000 for $575,000.

OLYMPICS 20 players picked to try out for U.S. basketball team NEW YORK — The United States announced the 20 players who will be candidates for the London Games, adding Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland to the 18 holdovers from either the 2008 Olympics or 2010 world championship who have said they wish to be considered again. The 12-man roster and alternates for the Olympics will be chosen from the new player pool in June. Returning from the team that won gold in Beijing are Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Back from the reigning world champions are: Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler, Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chauncey Billups, Russell Westbrook and Andre Iguodala.

NBA Pistons’ plane makes emergency landing HOUSTON — A charter flight bringing the Detroit Pistons to Houston for a game against the Rockets had to make an emergency landing at Hobby Airport. A team spokesman said no one was hurt.

NHL Crosby will meet with concussion specialist PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will meet with a specialist this week because of lingering concussionlike symptoms. Crosby hasn’t played since Dec. 5 following a recurrence of the symptoms that sidelined him for more than 10 months last year.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 17 1961 — The Cincinnati Royals’ 22-year-old rookie sensation, Oscar Robertson, becomes the youngest player to receive NBA All-Star MVP honors. Robertson scores 23 points and hands out 14 assists in a 153-131 victory for the West at Syracuse. 1971 — The first Super Bowl under the NFL-AFL merger ends with Baltimore rookie Jim O’Brien kicking a 32-yard field goal as time expires for a 16-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. 1988 — The Denver Broncos beat the Cleveland Browns for the second straight year in the AFC championship game. Defensive back Jeremiah Castille strips running back Earnest Byner at the Denver 3-yard line with 65 seconds left in the game to preserve a 38-33 victory. 1995 — The NFL’s Rams announce they’re leaving Southern California after 49 years and moving to St. Louis.

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scoreboard nfl

Monday’s Games Memphis 102, Chicago 86 Orlando 102, New York 93 Cleveland 102, Charlotte 94 Houston 114, Washington 106 Philadelphia 94, Milwaukee 82 Portland 84, New Orleans 77 L.A. Clippers 101, New Jersey 91 Atlanta 93, Toronto 84 Minnesota 99, Sacramento 86 Oklahoma City 97, Boston 88 L.A. Lakers 73, Dallas 70 Today’s Games Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 7 p.m. Detroit at Houston, 7 p.m. Denver at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 6 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round

Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT

Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20

Conference Championships

Sunday’s Games Baltimore at New England, 2 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 5:30 p.m.

Pro Bowl

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

Super Bowl

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

Super Bowl Winners Fared

How the Super Bowl winners fared in their next season 2011—Green Bay lost to N.Y. Giants 37-20 NFC divisional playoff. 2010—New Orleans lost to Seattle 41-36 in NFC wild-card game. 2009—Pittsburgh finished third in AFC North division with an 9-7 record. 2008—N.Y. Giants lost to Philadelphia 23-11 in NFC divisional playoff. 2007—Indianapolis lost to San Diego 28-24 in AFC divisional playoff. 2006—Pittsburgh finished third in AFC North division with an 8-8 record. 2005—New England lost to Denver 27-13 in AFC divisional playoff. 2004—New England repeated and beat Philadelphia 24-21 in Super Bowl. 2003—Tampa Bay finished third in NFC South division with a 7-9 record. 2002—New England finished second in AFC East division with a 9-7 record. 2001—Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh 27-10 in AFC divisional playoff. 2000—St. Louis lost to New Orleans 31-28 in NFC wild-card game. 1999—Denver finished last in the AFC West division with a 6-10 record. 1998—Denver repeated and beat Atlanta 34-19 in Super Bowl. 1997—Green Bay lost to Denver 31-24 in Super Bowl. 1996—Dallas lost to Carolina 26-17 in NFC divisional playoff. 1995—San Francisco lost to Green Bay 27-17 in NFC divisional playoff. 1994—Dallas lost to San Francisco 38-28 in NFC championship. 1993—Dallas repeated and beat Buffalo 30-13 in Super Bowl. 1992—Washington lost to San Francisco 20-13 in NFC divisional playoff. 1991—N.Y. Giants finished fourth in NFC East division with an 8-8 record. 1990—San Francisco lost to N.Y. Giants 15-13 in NFC championship. 1989—San Francisco repeated and beat Denver 55-10 in Super Bowl. 1988—Washington finished third in NFC East division with a 7-9 record. 1987—N.Y. Giants finished last in NFC East division with a 6-9 record. 1986—Chicago lost to Washington 27-13 in NFC divisional playoff. 1985—San Francisco lost to N.Y. Giants 17-3 in NFC wild-card game. 1984—L.A. Raiders lost to Seattle 13-7 in AFC wild-card game. 1983—Washington lost to the Los Angeles Raiders 38-9 in Super Bowl. 1982—San Francisco finished eleventh in the conference with a 3-6 record. 1981—Oakland finished fourth in the Western division with a 7-9 record. 1980—Pittsburgh finished third in the Central division with a 9-7 record. 1979—Pittsburgh repeated and beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-19 in Super Bowl. 1978—Dallas lost to Pittsburgh 35-31 in Super Bowl. 1977—Oakland lost to Denver 20-17 in AFC Championship. 1976—Pittsburgh lost to Oakland 24-7 in AFC Championship. 1975—Pittsburgh repeated and beat Dallas 21-17 in Super Bowl. 1974—Miami lost to Oakland 28-26 in AFC divisional playoff. 1973—Miami repeated and beat Minnesota 24-7 in Super Bowl. 1972—Dallas lost to Washington 26-3 in NFC Championship. 1971—Baltimore lost to Miami 21-0 in AFC Championship. 1970—Kansas City finished second in the Western division with a 7-5-2 record. 1969—New York Jets lost to Kansas City 13-6 in AFL divisional playoff. 1968—Green Bay finished third in the Central divison with a 6-7-1 record. 1967—Green Bay repeated and beat Oakland 33-14 in Super Bowl.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Philadelphia...................10 New York.......................6 Boston...........................4 Toronto..........................4 New Jersey...................3

L 3 7 8 10 11

Pct .769 .462 .333 .286 .214

Southeast Division

W Orlando..........................9 Atlanta...........................10 Miami.............................8 Charlotte........................3 Washington....................1

L 3 4 4 11 12

Central Division

W Chicago.........................12 Indiana...........................9 Cleveland.......................6 Milwaukee......................4 Detroit............................3

L 3 3 6 8 10

GB — 4 5 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2

Pct .750 .714 .667 .214 .077

GB — — 1 7 8 1/2

Pct .800 .750 .500 .333 .231

GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 6 1/2 8


W San Antonio...................9 Dallas.............................8 Memphis........................6 Houston.........................6 New Orleans.................3

L 4 6 6 7 10

Pct .692 .571 .500 .462 .231

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............12 Utah...............................8 Portland.........................8 Denver...........................8 Minnesota......................5

L 2 4 5 5 8

Pacific Division

W L.A. Clippers..................7 L.A. Lakers....................10 Phoenix..........................4 Golden State.................4 Sacramento...................4

L 3 5 8 8 10

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 6

Pct .857 .667 .615 .615 .385

GB — 3 3 1/2 3 1/2 6 1/2

Pct .700 .667 .333 .333 .286

GB 1/2 — 4 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 3 0 1.000 17 1 .944 Vanderbilt........... 3 0 1.000 13 4 .765 Mississippi St... 2 1 .667 15 3 .833 Florida................. 2 1 .667 14 4 .778 Alabama............. 2 1 .667 13 4 .765 Arkansas............. 2 1 .667 13 4 .765 Auburn................ 1 2 .333 11 6 .647 LSU..................... 1 2 .333 11 6 .647 Ole Miss............ 1 2 .333 11 6 .647 Tennessee.......... 1 2 .333 8 9 .471 Georgia............... 0 3 .000 9 8 .529 South Carolina... 0 3 .000 8 9 .471 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Auburn at LSU, 6 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tennessee at Georgia, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vanderbilt at Alabama, 6 p.m. ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Marshall.............. 4 0 1.000 13 4 .765 Memphis............. 3 0 1.000 12 5 .706 Southern Miss.. 3 1 .750 16 3 .842 UCF.................... 3 1 .750 13 4 .765 Rice.................... 2 1 .667 11 7 .611 Tulsa................... 2 2 .500 9 9 .500 UTEP.................. 2 2 .500 9 9 .500 SMU.................... 1 2 .333 9 8 .529 Houston.............. 1 3 .250 8 8 .500 Tulane................. 0 3 .000 12 5 .706 East Carolina...... 0 3 .000 9 7 .563 UAB.................... 0 3 .000 5 11 .313 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Marshall at West Virginia, 6:30 p.m. UAB at Rice, 7 p.m. Houston at SMU, 7 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Memphis at Central Florida, 7 p.m. East Carolina at UTEP, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT MVSU................. 5 0 1.000 6 11 .353 Alabama St......... 4 1 .800 7 10 .412 Texas Southern.. 4 1 .800 5 12 .294 Southern U......... 4 2 .667 8 11 .421 Prairie View........ 3 2 .600 7 11 .389 Jackson St........ 2 4 .333 4 14 .222 Grambling St...... 2 4 .333 2 14 .125 Alabama A&M.... 1 4 .200 3 11 .214 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 1 4 .200 2 16 .111 Alcorn St........... 1 5 .167 4 14 .222 Monday’s Games Prairie View 81, Grambling St. 64 Miss. Valley St. 77, Southern U. 56 Jackson St. 54, Texas Southern 51 Ark.-Pine Bluff 75, Alcorn St. 68 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Top 25 Schedule

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Monday’s Games 1 Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 63 7 Kansas 92, No. 3 Baylor 74 5 Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51 21 Marquette 74, No. 23 Louisville 63 Today’s Games 2 Kentucky vs. Arkansas, 8 p.m. 9 Michigan St. at No. 20 Michigan, 6 p.m. 10 Georgetown at DePaul, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games 11 Indiana at Nebraska, 6 p.m. 12 Murray St. at Morehead St., 6 p.m. 13 UConn vs. Cincinnati, 6 p.m. 14 UNLV vs. TCU, 9:30 p.m. 16 San Diego St. at New Mexico, 9 p.m. 18 Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. 19 Creighton at Missouri St., 7:05 p.m. 25 Kansas St. vs. Texas, 8 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Games Tougaloo 58, Mobile 52 Delta St. 81, New Orleans 59 Miss. Valley St. 77, Southern U. 56 Jackson St. 54, Texas Southern 51 Ark.-Pine Bluff 75, Alcorn St. 68 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Game Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.

Monday’s Scores

EAST Boston U. 70, Albany (NY) 57 Fairfield 61, Rider 52

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Felician 70, Dowling 56 Longwood 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 83 Rutgers 65, Notre Dame 58 Stony Brook 61, New Hampshire 52 Syracuse 71, Pittsburgh 63 Vermont 79, Maine 65 William Paterson 72, Baruch 58 SOUTH Austin Peay 69, Tennessee St. 63 Bellarmine 64, N. Kentucky 60 Belmont 95, Florida Gulf Coast 53 Bethune-Cookman 68, Savannah St. 62 Cumberland (Tenn.) 62, Bethel (Tenn.) 58 ETSU 64, North Florida 63 Emory & Henry 69, Roanoke 60 Florida A&M 86, SC State 69 Freed-Hardeman 83, Trevecca Nazarene 57 Jackson St. 54, Texas Southern 51 Jacksonville 77, SC-Upstate 74, OT King (Tenn.) 72, Lees-McRae 51 Lee 80, Truett McConnell 70 Lipscomb 104, Stetson 103, OT Miss. Valley St. 77, Southern U. 56 Martin Methodist 110, Blue Mountain 84 Mid-Continent 79, Union (Tenn.) 46 Miles 60, Stillman 56 Milligan 62, Warren Wilson 60 Morgan St. 68, Hampton 56 NC Central 69, Howard 53 Norfolk St. 74, Coppin St. 66 Prairie View 81, Grambling St. 64 SC-Aiken 76, Augusta St. 54 Shenandoah 81, Methodist 72 St. Augustine’s 66, Chowan 52 Tougaloo 58, Mobile 52 Virginia Union 85, Johnson C. Smith 84 Winston-Salem 59, Lincoln (Pa.) 52 Xavier (NO) 87, Philander Smith 80 MIDWEST Bethel (Minn.) 68, St. Thomas (Minn.) 66 Carleton 66, Augsburg 52 Gustavus 74, Concordia (Moor.) 58 Hamline 80, St. Mary’s (Minn.) 61 Kansas 92, Baylor 74 Marquette 74, Louisville 63 Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51 St. John’s (Minn.) 68, Macalester 50 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 75, Alcorn St. 68 FAR WEST BYU 82, San Diego 63 Portland St. 80, Idaho St. 68 Seattle 91, E. Washington 78 Utah Valley 98, Haskell Indian Nations 72


TEXAS SOUTHERN (5-12) Price 0-0 1-2 1, Clayborn 1-3 1-2 3, Ellington 1-3 1-2 3, Strong 2-8 1-2 6, Johnson-Danner 2-9 0-0 5, Onwenu 0-1 3-6 3, King 1-1 0-0 2, Sturdivant 2-4 0-2 4, Joyner 6-6 1-2 13, Scott 0-1 2-2 2, Peters 0-0 0-0 0, Gibbs 4-5 1-2 9. Totals 19-41 11-22 51. JACKSON ST. (4-14) Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Bush 9-18 4-4 23, Howard 4-12 2-3 10, Williams 3-12 2-2 9, Lewis 0-2 0-1 0, Taylor 0-1 2-2 2, Stewart 1-5 2-7 4, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Readus 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 20-62 12-19 54. Halftime—Texas Southern 28-24. 3-Point Goals— Texas Southern 2-13 (Strong 1-5, JohnsonDanner 1-6, Scott 0-1, Ellington 0-1), Jackson St. 2-13 (Williams 1-4, Bush 1-5, Stewart 0-1, Howard 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas Southern 28 (Joyner 7), Jackson St. 47 (Bush 8). Assists—Texas Southern 9 (Gibbs, Onwenu 2), Jackson St. 9 (Lewis 4). Total Fouls—Texas Southern 19, Jackson St. 20. Technicals—Clayborn, Jones. A—715.


SOUTHERN U. (8-11) Beltran 5-12 4-4 15, Grace 2-7 1-3 6, Monroe 0-1 0-0 0, Doggett 3-7 5-6 11, F. Coleman 3-7 0-0 6, Marshall 1-1 1-2 3, Celestin 4-11 0-0 11, Hill 0-0 1-2 1, Bol 1-3 0-0 3, Webb 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-49 12-17 56. MVSU (6-11) Joyner 5-9 0-0 11, Studivant 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 4-8 1-3 11, Burwell 5-12 0-0 12, Crosby 6-9 4-4 18, Pugh 0-4 0-0 0, Pajkovic 1-2 0-0 2, Cox 9-20 1-1 23, Ralling 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-68 6-8 77. Halftime—MVSU 37-30. 3-Point Goals—Southern U. 6-14 (Celestin 3-8, Bol 1-1, Grace 1-2, Beltran 1-3), MVSU 11-35 (Cox 4-12, Crosby 2-3, Jones 2-4, Burwell 2-7, Joyner 1-4, Ralling 0-1, Pajkovic 0-1, Pugh 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Southern U. 32 (Doggett 9), MVSU 42 (Crosby 14). Assists—Southern U. 12 (F. Coleman, Grace 3), MVSU 19 (Burwell 8). Total Fouls—Southern U. 13, MVSU 16. Technical—MVSU Bench. A—3,938.


ALCORN ST. (3-14) Rimmer 7-12 3-3 18, Francis 2-5 1-2 5, Sullivan 9-11 0-0 19, McDonald 4-11 0-0 8, Oakley 2-6 3-5 8, Hawkins 2-6 2-2 6, Moore 1-2 0-0 2, Tufono 0-0 0-0 0, Starks 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-54 9-12 68. ARK.-PINE BLUFF (2-16) Bailey 1-5 6-8 8, Broughton 10-13 3-4 23, Jackson 4-12 4-5 13, Johnson 2-2 0-0 4, Townsend 5-11 8-11 19, Floyd 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 1-3 1-3 3, Anderson 2-3 0-0 5, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Weathers 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 25-51 22-32 75. Halftime—Alcorn St. 34-33. 3-Point Goals—Alcorn St. 3-8 (Sullivan 1-1, Oakley 1-2, Rimmer 1-4, Hawkins 0-1), Ark.-Pine Bluff 3-13 (Townsend 1-1, Anderson 1-2, Jackson 1-6, Bailey 0-2, Jones 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Alcorn St. 31 (Francis 7), Ark.-Pine Bluff 28 (Broughton 8). Assists—Alcorn St. 13 (Rimmer 7), Ark.-Pine Bluff 15 (Jackson, Townsend 5). Total Fouls—Alcorn St. 18, Ark.-Pine Bluff 13. A—3,421. ———

The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Syracuse (60)........................19-0 1,619 1 2. Kentucky (4)...........................17-1 1,558 2 3. Baylor (1)...............................17-0 1,503 4 4. Duke.......................................15-2 1,380 8 5. Missouri..................................16-1 1,335 9 6. Ohio St...................................16-3 1,312 5 7. Kansas...................................14-3 1,218 10 8. North Carolina........................15-3 1,172 3 9. Michigan St............................15-3 1,119 6 10. Georgetown..........................14-3 884 11 11. Indiana.................................15-3 858 7 12. Murray St.............................18-0 825 15 13. Connecticut..........................14-3 807 17 14. UNLV....................................16-3 651 12 15. Virginia.................................14-2 649 16 16. San Diego St.......................15-2 621 22 17. Florida..................................14-4 596 19

18. Mississippi St.....................15-3 590 20 19. Creighton..............................16-2 471 23 20. Michigan...............................14-4 461 13 21. Marquette.............................14-4 278 25 22. Illinois...................................15-3 257 — 23. Louisville..............................14-4 208 14 24. Saint Mary’s (Cal)................17-2 167 — 25. Kansas St............................12-4 102 18 Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 101, Wisconsin 90, Seton Hall 79, Gonzaga 64, New Mexico 61, Harvard 22, Cincinnati 17, Stanford 16, West Virginia 16, Alabama 10, Wichita St. 3, Iona 2, Florida St. 1, Northwestern 1, Wagner 1. Ballots Online:

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Syracuse (31)........................19-0 775 1 2. Kentucky................................17-1 742 2 3. Baylor.....................................17-0 714 4 4. Duke.......................................15-2 654 6 5. Missouri..................................16-1 629 9 6. Ohio St...................................16-3 619 5 7. Kansas...................................14-3 591 10 8. North Carolina........................15-3 569 3 9. Michigan St............................15-3 509 7 10. Murray St.............................18-0 449 14 11. Connecticut..........................14-3 416 16 12. Georgetown..........................14-3 410 11 13. Indiana.................................15-3 358 8 14. Florida..................................14-4 304 19 15. Mississippi St.....................15-3 288 20 16. San Diego St.......................15-2 282 22 17. Virginia.................................14-2 269 17 18. Creighton..............................16-2 260 21 19. Michigan...............................14-4 259 13 20. UNLV....................................16-3 252 12 21. Louisville..............................14-4 130 15 22. Marquette.............................14-4 119 24 23. Saint Mary’s.........................17-2 100 — 24. Harvard................................15-2 61 25 25. Illinois...................................15-3 58 — Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 47, Kansas St. 46, New Mexico 41, Wisconsin 27, Gonzaga 21, Middle Tennessee 21, Seton Hall 16, West Virginia 13, Wichita St. 13, Alabama 7, Nevada 3, California 2, BYU 1.

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 3 UConn 86, No. 24 North Carolina 35 No. 8 Maryland 68, Virginia 61 Today’s Games No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. No. 7 Rutgers at St. John’s, 6 p.m. No. 19 Georgetown at Marquette, 8 p.m. No. 21 DePaul at South Florida, 6 p.m. No. 23 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Baylor at No. 17 Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. No. 14 Texas A&M vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. No. 18 Louisville vs. Providence, 6 p.m. ———

The Women’s AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (39).............................17-0 975 1 2. Notre Dame...........................17-1 936 2 3. Connecticut............................14-2 887 3 4. Stanford..................................15-1 865 4 5. Duke.......................................14-2 797 7 6. Kentucky................................16-2 739 9 7. Rutgers...................................15-2 719 8 8. Maryland................................16-1 718 5 9. Tennessee.............................13-4 667 6 10. Ohio St.................................17-1 630 11 11. Miami....................................15-3 606 13 12. Green Bay............................15-0 500 14 13. Purdue..................................15-3 424 17 14. Texas A&M..........................11-4 413 12 15. Georgia................................15-3 403 19 16. Delaware..............................14-1 367 20 17. Texas Tech..........................14-2 355 10 18. Louisville..............................14-4 342 16 19. Georgetown..........................14-4 285 18 20. Nebraska..............................15-2 282 15 21. DePaul.................................14-3 249 21 22. Penn St................................13-4 180 — 23. Kansas St............................13-3 132 — 24. North Carolina......................12-4 60 22 25. Vanderbilt.............................14-3 50 25 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 41, LSU 20, Georgia Tech 10, South Carolina 7, Kansas 4, Hofstra 2, Michigan St. 2, Oklahoma 2, St. Bonaventure 2, BYU 1, Princeton 1, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 1, Southern Cal 1.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-3 La. Pick 4: 2-1-8-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-1 La. Pick 4: 7-7-1-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-4 La. Pick 4: 6-3-2-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-2 La. Pick 4: 7-7-3-9 Easy 5: 3-19-25-28-33 La. Lotto: 10-13-16-26-27-29 Powerball: 5-19-29-45-47 Powerball: 25; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-7-6 La. Pick 4: 7-0-8-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-6 La. Pick 4: 4-9-0-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-9 La. Pick 4: 5-5-3-5 Easy 5: 5-6-15-22-27 La. Lotto: 10-15-22-24-26-38 Powerball: 10-30-36-38-41 Powerball: 1; Power play: 5

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Jayhawks romp over third-ranked Bears By The Associated Press The last time Baylor coach Scott Drew brought a team into Allen Fieldhouse, he led them off the court and into a tunnel after his players had been introduced. The reason was the noise: It can get so loud in Kansas’ venerable gymnasium, especially during the video montage before the Jayhawks are announced, that it’s almost impossible to hear. He didn’t pull them off the court Monday night. Then the Jayhawks made it look like the Bears never showed up at all. Thomas Robinson had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Tyshawn Taylor matched a career-high with 28 points and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks rolled to a 92-74 victory, ending No. 3 Baylor’s perfect start and proving once more that the road to the Big 12 title goes through Kansas. Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson added 11 points each for the Jayhawks (15-3, 5-0), who won their 16th straight game at Allen Fieldhouse and 10th in a row at home over the Bears.

Syracuse 71, Pitt 63 Dion Waiters had 16 points and Scoop Jardine had 12 points and 10 assists as No. 1 Syracuse beat Pittsburgh to open the season with 20 straight wins. The Orange (20-0, 7-0 Big East) set a school record for most consecutive victories to start a season and it was win No. 876 for coach Jim Boeheim, tying him with Adolph Rupp of Kentucky for fourth

Soccer Continued from Page B1. the season finale on Friday to take another division crown and a home playoff game. “Hopefully, we can open things up the next time we play,” Clinton coach Thomas Bobo said after his team escaped after a 1-0 win over WC on Friday. “From a district standpoint, some of the rules they put on us will dictate that we play these district games later in the year. We’ve got a synthetic surface in Clinton and it can rain if it wants to and we’re still going to play.” On the boys’ side, things

are a lot more cut and dried. Warren Central needs a win on Thursday against Vicksburg to clinch a spot. WC lost, 2-0, against a powerful Clinton team Friday. “We’ve got to beat Vicksburg,” WC coach Greg Head said. “We’re not going to worry about the scenarios.” Vicksburg would need a three-goal win over WC today and a victory Friday over Greenville-Weston to make the postseason. Clinton (18-2-2, 4-0) needs only a win Friday to clinch a division title.

SWAC Continued from Page B1. Former Vicksburg High star Kelsey Howard scored 10 points and Williams nine for Jackson State, and Bush had eight rebounds. DaQuan Joyner scored 13 to pace Texas Southern, which had won its first four conference games by an average of 27 points.

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Baylor forward Quincy Miller is fouled by Kansas forward Justin Wesley Monday. place all-time in Division I. North Carolina’s Dean Smith is third with 879. Boeheim extended his Division I record for most 20-win seasons to 34. It was the seventh straight loss for Pittsburgh (11-8, 0-6). The Panthers were coming off a stunning 62-39 home loss to Rutgers last Wednesday, the fewest points they scored in a regulation game since a 53-30 loss to Temple in 1969. Ashton Gibbs, Cameron Wright and Lamar Patter-

son all scored 10 points for Pitt, which had beaten Syracuse five straight times and had won 13 of the past 16 meetings.

Missouri 70, Texas A&M 51 Reserve Michael Dixon scored 18 points and helped spark a 17-0 first-half run as fifth-ranked Missouri snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Aggies. The Tigers (17-1, 4-1 Big 12)

started the game by making only five of their first 14 shots from the field against the conference’s best scoring defense. But Dixon’s 3-pointer with 7:22 remaining in the first half started the 17-0 run that gave Missouri a 31-17 lead. Elston Turner and Khris Middleton both had 13 points for Texas A&M (10-7, 1-4), which scored the first seven points of in the second half to get within 42-30. The Aggies got within 10 points three times, but could get no closer.


Djokovic wins Australian Open debut MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was having an easy time of it in his first-round match at the Australian Open, so he decided to experiment by coming to the net. Like pretty much everything he does on the tennis court these days, it was an unqualified success. He easily beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 Tuesday to advance to the second round and continue his quest to join Rod Laver, Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by winning three straight Grand Slam singles titles. “When you’re 3- , 4-love up, why not try some other things, something that is not characteristic for your game,” said Djokovic, who usually doesn’t stray far from the baseline. “But I am definitely working on my net game, approaching the short balls as much as I can, and take my chances.” He took them well, winning 21 of 26 points he attempted at the net. While Djokovic looks to extend his Grand Slam success, reigning U.S. Open women’s champion and Australian hope Sam Stosur was beaten in the following match, and a full and partisan house at Rod Laver Arena could do nothing to help. The sixth-seeded Stosur was outplayed by Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (2), 6-3, the Romanian later telling the crowd that “probably the whole country hates me now.” Serena Williams, a five-time Australian Open champion who lost to Stosur in the U.S. Open final last September, was due to play her first-round match later Tuesday against Tamira Paszek of Austria. Williams, who comes into the match with concerns over the left ankle she twisted at the Brisbane International two weeks ago, didn’t defend her title here last year because of injury. Stosur’s first-round loss mirrors that of Petra Kvitova, who went out in the first round of last year’s U.S. Open after winning Wimbledon.


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Novak Djokovic makes a backhand return to Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi during their first-round match at the Australian Open today. “I’m not sure if it’s one of my biggest matches, but it feels like that now,” said Cirstea, who had lost both her previous matches against Stosur. Stosur saved three match points while serving, but finally lost it when her looping forehand drifted over the baseline. No Australian has won the national title since Chris O’Neil in 1978. “Certainly not the way that I wanted, not just this tournament, but the whole summer,” to play out, Stosur said. “There’s not any other word for it but a total disappointment.” Second-ranked Kvitova and No. 4 Maria Sharapova advanced. After surrendering her opening service game with a double-fault, Kvitova won 12 consecutive games in a 6-2, 6-0 win over Russia’s Vera Dushevina.

Sharapova, a former Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won the first eight games of a 6-0, 6-1 win over Gisela Dulko of Argentina in her first match since returning from a left ankle injury. The 2008 champion needed just 58 minutes for the win and the only game she lost was on her own serve. Other women advancing included No. 7 Vera Zvonareva, No. 9 Marion Bartoli and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic. No. 14 Sabine Lisicki, No. 17 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 27 Maria Kirilenko, Canada’s Aleksandra Wozniak, Shahar Peer of Israel and 2000 Wimbledon semifinalist Jelena Dokic also advanced. Joining Djokovic in the second round of the men’s draw is the player he beat last year in the final here, fourth-

seeded Andy Murray, who had a first-set lapse before beating American Ryan Harrison 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Murray, who has lost in Grand Slam finals three times without taking a set, is attempting to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win a major. A n dy R o d d i c k e asi ly defeated Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to also move into the second round. The 15th-seeded American broke Haase to go up 3-0 in the final set with a running passing shot down the line that left his opponent hitting his head with his racket. He broke Haase again to close out the match. In night matches, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, beaten by Djokovic in the 2008 final at Melbourne Park, defeated Denis Istomin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. Another former finalist, Lleyton Hewitt, gave the night session crowd at Rod Laver Arena something to cheer when the Australian veteran beat Germany’s Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, coming from 5-1 down in the fourth set. Earlier, No. 5-seeded David Ferrer advanced in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, over Rui Machado of Portugal. No. 17 Richard Gasquet, No. 23 Milos Raonic of Canada, No. 24 Kei Nishikori of Japan and No. 32 Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia also advanced. Djokovic started his Australian Open defense wearing a pair of red, white and blue shoes with images of his three major trophies on the sides and a Serbian flag on the heels. He gave up an early break but immediately broke back at love as he won the next 17 games, saving a break point in the opening game of the second set. “I think it was a learning process for me in the last couple of years. I just have more confidence that I’m playing on right now,” he said. “I just believe that I can win, especially against the biggest rivals in the major events.”

Arkansas-PB 75, Alcorn State 68 Daniel Broughton scored 23 points and Savalace Townsend added 19 to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a victory against Alcorn State.

Lazabian Jackson added 13 points for the Golden Lions (2-16, 1-4 SWAC), who outscored Alcorn State 12-5 in the last 1:36. KeDorian Sullivan had 19 points and Xavian Rimmer 18 for the Braves (3-14, 1-5). The game was tied before Broughton and Townsend made two free throws each for a 67-63 Arkansas-Pine Bluff lead with 1:20 remaining. After a missed Alcorn State shot, Townsend converted a crushing 3-point play with 53 seconds left, and the Golden Lions protected the lead at the charity stripe.

Hornets Continued from Page B1. and take it seriously.” After trailing by 17 points in the fourth quarter, the Hornets pulled to 79-71 on Okafor’s short baseline jumper with under 3 minutes to go. But Batum responded with a 3 with 2:25 left to make it 82-71, and the Hornets were unable to threaten after that. “Sure it was ugly but we needed a win and we’ll take it,” Portland coach Nate McMillan said. “We know we can play better and we know we’ll have to play better.” The score was tied at 37 when Jason Smith hit a jumper in the opening minute of the second half. Aldridge then began Portland’s decisive run with a jumper, tip-in and an inside basket in quick succession. Aldridge added another bucket inside and a smooth 11-foot turnaround fade from the baseline during the surge, which Matthews capped with a 3 to make it 54-39. While Portland struggled to find its shooting touch in a tight first half, the Blazers made 54 percent (19 of 35) of their field goals in the second, and outshot New Orleans 47 percent (34 of 72) to 41 percent (28 of 68) for the game. They also combined

for 25 assists, 12 by Raymond Felton. Chris Kaman scored 12 points for the Hornets but made only 6 of his 15 shots. “We’ve all got to look in the mirror and see where we need to step up,” Kaman said. “It’s definitely tough. We’ve been doing a good job defensively so that’s all you can ask for. We’ve got to get better with our offense and do a better job taking care of the basketball.” Batum, who had 10 of his points in the first half, and Kurt Thomas, who added eight points, helped the Blazers take an early lead that they maintained through the first two quarters. Portland led by as much as nine but squandered chances to pull farther ahead while the Hornets were plagued by a pair of 0-for-7 shooting slumps, as well as an 0-for-5 start from 3-point range, during the first two quarters. Mexican rookie Gustavo Ayon came off the bench in the second quarter to help the Hornets close the gap. In his first eight minutes on the floor, he made his first three shots, grabbed three rebounds and had a steal. His driving layup off the glass pulled the Hornets to 32-28.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Haunting in Connecticut” — A woman, Virginia Madsen, turns to a priest for help when her cancer-stricken son becomes increasingly disturbed by paranormal activity that seems to permeate their new home./8 on SYFY n SPORTS College basketball — The No. 2 ranked Kentucky Wildcats will host the Arkansas Razorbacks in a Southeastern Conference showdown from historic Rupp Virginia Madsen Arena./8 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Body of Proof” — When a woman suspected of murdering her son is found innocent, Megan and the team try to identify the real killer; an overzealous reporter makes the investigation difficult by sensationalizing the case./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 Betty White, actress, 90; Vidal Sassoon, hairdresser, 84; James Earl Jones, actor, 81; Maury Povich, talk show host, 73; Mick Taylor, rock musician, 64; Steve Earle, singer, 57; Paul Young, singer, 56; Steve Harvey, actor-comedian, 55; Susanna Hoffs, singer, 53; Jim Carrey, actor-comedian, 50; first lady Michelle Obama, 48; Kid Rock, rapper, 41; Zooey Deschanel, actress, 32; Amanda Wilkinson, actress, 30. n DEATH Dan Evins — The founder of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store chain, Dan Evins, has died at 76. The company said Monday that Evins — known as Danny — died Saturday in Lebanon, Tenn. No cause of death was given. Evins opened his first restaurant in Lebanon, Tenn., in 1969. The restaurant catered to highway travelers and focused on offering Southern hospitalDan ity, country-style cooking and an associated gift Evins shop that came to define the chain. He fashioned the restaurant after the country stores of his youth in rural Tennessee and used a number of family recipes. The restaurant was named after the practice of customers gathering at country stores to share news and play checkers on top of an empty barrel that had been used to deliver crackers to the store. Evins helped build the chain into a national brand as CEO from 1969 to 2001 and chairman until he retired in 2004. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., headquartered in Lebanon, Tenn., now operates more than 600 restaurants in 42 states, including one in Vicksburg.


Kid Rock apologizes for cigar violation Kid Rock has apologized after a man complained that the musician smoked a cigar at a nonsmoking venue in the Detroit area. Randy Snell said Kid Rock lit the cigar while attending country singer Travis Tritt’s show Friday at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren. Spokesman Nick Stern said that Kid Rock offered his “most sincere apologies” to patrons he might have offended. He said he had been Kid Rock drinking alcohol. Fifty-eight-year-old Randy Snell, of Trenton, has asthma and said he plans to file a health department complaint. Michigan law prohibits smoking at workplaces including bars and restaurants.

Lohan to return to court for update Lindsay Lohan is returning to court to give a judge her second update on how she’s faring under strict new probation requirements. The hearing today is expected to be much like Lohan’s last progress update: short and without surprises. The starlet has been doing cleanup work at the county morgue and attending psychotherapy sessions in an effort to avoid problems with Lindsay Lohan her probation for separate drunken driving and theft cases. Lohan’s spokesman Steve Honig said the actress has made her community service her “primary focus” and is eager for Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner to receive the details.

Urban’s Nashville benefit to be April 10 Keith Urban has rescheduled a benefit concert for April 10. He had to postpone the third annual “All For The Hall” Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum fundraiser in Nashville on Jan. 18 because he’s still recovering from having a polyp removed from a vocal cord late last year. Tickets go on sale Jan. 27. He’s raised about $1 million so far.

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Fugitive’s suit against hostages axed A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Colorado man who held a Kansas couple hostage then sued them for breach of contract for turning him in. Jesse Dimmick of Denver contended he had a legally binding oral contract with Jared and Lindsay Rowley that they’d hide him from police in return for money. Dimmick was a fugitive facing a murder charge when he burst into the Rowleys’ home in September 2009 and confronted them at knifepoint. The Rowleys escaped when he fell asleep. Dimmick was later convicted of kidnapping and other charges and the Rowleys sued him for more than $75,000 in damages. Dimmick counter-sued, seeking $160,000 for hospital bills and $75,000 for pain and suffering. A judge dismissed the suit Jan. 9.

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Kaeppeler confronted family pain with pageant LAS VEGAS (AP) — The nation’s newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations with her family mulling whether or not to make her father’s jail time for mail fraud the heart of her campaign in the beauty pageant. While her competitors pushed platforms including promoting the health benefits of milk and protecting the environment, Laura Kaeppeler said she wants children of incarcerated adults to feel less alone, to have mentoring and as much of a relationship with their parents as possible. “There are many of you out there — and I was one of them — but it doesn’t have to define you,” Kaeppeler told The Associated Press after winning the crown and $50,000 scholarship on Saturday night. To win, she said beauty queens and politicians should remember they represent all Americans, sang an opera song and strutted in a white bikini and black evening gown. Her looks, smarts and personal vocation impressed a panel of seven celebrity judges enough to give her the next year with the title. “What happened with my father is not what my year is going to be focused on,” she said. “It’s going to be focused on looking forward and moving to the future because that’s what my family has done and that’s what I’ll encourage others to do, as well.” Kaeppeler estimated that there are more than 2 million children with a parent in jail. Kaeppeler’s father, Jeff Kaep-

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Miss America Laura Kaeppeler peler, served 18 months in federal prison for mail fraud, a sentence his daughter said started as she was graduating high school and entering college. Jeff Kaeppeler said when his daughter approached the family about making the personal topic her chosen platform, they supported it even though they knew it would be discussed publicly. “It taught us that God can

Marvel head: Creativity will drive comics in 2012 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stop counting comic books out. That’s the assessment of Dan Buckley, publisher and president of Marvel Comics, the longtime purveyor of stories about the exploits of characters including the Fantastic Four, SpiderMan and the X-Men. The indusDan t r y, wh i c h Buckley reported modest increases during the recent recession, is still growing, though the level has tapered off, Buckley said. But it still remains vibrant because of the creativity engendered by new characters, reboots and, in the case of rival DC Comics, a total relaunch that generated new interest and buzz, something that other publishers benefited from. “This is an American storytelling medium that people love and respect,” Buckley said, noting that Marvel retained its ranking as the top comics publisher again last year. He attributed the company’s success to deeper storytelling and moving readers

with the deaths of some wellknown characters and the reinvigoration of some old favorites, too. Diamond Comic Distributors Inc., a Baltimore-based company that distributes comics, and graphic novels to more than 4,000 shops, said that while DC held nine of the top 10 top-selling comic titles for the year, Marvel held the biggest share of the market. Diamond said Marvel remained atop thanks to demand for issues like “Fantastic Four” No. 587, which featured the death of the Human Torch, and “Ultimate Comics Spider-Man,” which saw Miles Morales take up the mantel of the wall crawler after Peter Parker’s death. That helped give the company a 37 percent dollar market share and a 41 percent unit market share. That, along with DC’s New 52, created more interest from new and first-time buyers. “Sales of comic books were quite strong in the second half of the year, led by the September launch of DC’s New 52 comic books, and that positive trend has continued in the months since,” said Diamond President and CEO Steve Geppi.

’Contraband’ takes top spot at movies with $28.8 million LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Contraband” managed to steal the top slot away from competitors at the weekend box office. The Universal action drama film starring Mark Wahlberg as a reformed smuggler debuted above expectations at No. 1 with $28.8 million, while Disney’s 3-D rerelease of “Beauty and the Beast” waltzed into the No. 2 position with $23.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Both films helped boost Hollywood’s business after a sluggish holiday season. “It’s great to have an uptick in the total box office, and Universal is thrilled that ‘Contraband’ was the driving force behind

that,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for the studio. “I think it’s combination of a great marketing campaign, audiences love Mark Wahlberg and (producer) Working Title made a terrific movie, particularly for the cost.” “Joyful Noise,” the Warner Bros.’ musical comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, opened below expectations with $11.3 million in the No. 4 spot behind Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” which earned $11.5 million in its fifth week, bringing the total haul of the fourth installment of the Tom Cruise action franchise to $186.7 million.

turn anything into good if you let him,” he said. “Laura is totally on board with that idea. She let that drive her and inspire her this past year to get ready for this. “We’ve seen a miracle,” he said while waiting backstage for a news conference in which his daughter called him her “best friend” and briefly took pictures with him onstage. “I love you,” he whispered to her as dozens of cameras

snapped photos. Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson came in second, while Miss New York Kaitlyn Monte placed third. Kaeppler was good enough during preliminary competitions to be chosen as one of 15 semifinalists who moved on to compete in the pageant’s finale. Her bid lasted through swimsuit, evening wear, talent and interview competitions that saw cuts after each round. She was asked minutes before being crowned whether Miss America should declare her politics. “Miss America represents everyone, so I think the message to political candidates is that they represent everyone as well,” she said. “And so in these economic times, we need to be looking forward to what America needs, and I think Miss America needs to represent all.” Kaeppeler, of Kenosha, Wis., some 40 miles south of Milwaukee, said her crowning moment was a blur. “I was crying even before my name was called,” Kaeppeler said. “It was just surreal to have this honor.” She replaces Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska, who won last year at age 17 and plans to use her scholarship to pay for law school. As the new Miss America, Kaeppeler will spend the next year touring the country to speak to different groups and raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, the Miss America Organization’s official charity.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Get counseling to cope with manipulative mother Dear Abby: I’m 23, the only child of a controlling, paranoid, hermit-like and hyperreligious mother and a peace-loving, passive father. I graduated from college last year. Shortly after, my boyfriend and I accepted dream jobs in the same town several hours away from my parents. Mom was appalled. She “warned” me that I wouldn’t last and would come home. Instead, I have embraced my new city and job. Mom is at her wits’ end. When I mentioned that my boyfriend had recorded a movie for me, she said he was controlling me via technology. If I tell her about a project I initiated at work, she says my employer is taking advantage of me. Mom pays for a landline in my apartment that I don’t want, but she insists because she’s convinced that cell phones cause cancer. She calls me constantly, and if I don’t answer she leaves frantic messages about how “disrespectful” I am, and how she and Dad are “praying for my



soul.” This has gotten out of control. I try talking to her, but she won’t listen and laughs at the idea of counseling. She says it’s her “job” to tell me what to do. My father agrees that her behavior and approach are wrong, but says she has good intentions and I need to “work with her.” Abby, I don’t know what to do. I’m worried that my distance is affecting her health. Some advice, please! — Wants a Healthy Relationship with Mom Dear Wants: If you return home because you’re afraid having moved away and asserting your independence is negatively affecting your mother’s health, you will never have a life of your own.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even though you believe that friends will back up your words, it might not happen. The support you’ve been looking for isn’t likely to be forthcoming, so play things close to the vest. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unfortunately, it might be difficult for you to stay the course. All those good intentions of yours could quickly be swept aside if you let outside distractions influence you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — You’re not likely to be plagued with a lack of imagination. In fact, the problem you’ll have will be one of being too easily swayed by your illogical concepts. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You’re likely to get a much better price from a stranger than from the usual places at which you do business. Check out all sources before making a purchase. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although your objectives are worthy ones, a busybody could gum up the works for you if you let him or her do so. Your aims might be quite different from those of your pal. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Generosity is a noble virtue, but it should be dosed with a bit of wisdom. Be careful not to give to an unworthy pal while forgetting about someone who has done much for you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There are no guarantees that you will yield the same good fortune if you replicate a friend’s endeavor. Your pal might have been in the right spot at the right time. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Even though you might try to please everyone in the same manner, it doesn’t always work. Disappointment on your part can be minimized by realizing that you can’t be all things to all people. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you want to fulfill an important objective, you need to be quite shrewd and resourceful. However, be careful not to do anything that would violate your code of ethics. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’ve been in a cycle of peaks and valleys lately when it comes to your finances. If you make this day one of prudent spending and negotiation, it’ll pay off for you more than usual. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Do first all the things that you know you can accomplish on your initial effort, because if you try something hard and fall short, it’s likely to stop you from trying anything else. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be a source for gossip or hearsay that has yet to be substantiated. If you say anything negative about another, chances are the same will be said about you.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I recently moved to my grandparents’ house in Irvine, Calif., because my parents are going through a nasty breakup. Two days before Christmas, a friend I just met at my new school invited me to go to a big mall in Newport Beach. Her mother was to drop us off and pick us up three hours later. My grandmother agreed that I could go. Just before it was time for us to look for her mother, we went into a large department store. My friend left me for a while in the shoe department where I was looking at new shoes. When my friend returned, she told me that it was time to meet her mother, so we had to hurry. But when we left the store, a man came up to us and told us to follow him. He took us into a back room where two ladies asked my friend to open up a bag that she was carrying. She did and in it was something she hadn’t paid for. My friend started crying and said that she was sorry, but a lady called her mother. I had done nothing wrong, and I was allowed to call my grandmother to pick me up. Seeing my friend get caught shoplifting was traumatic. I hope that sharing this experience has convinced all the teens who read your column to say the same. — Nameless, Irvine, Calif. Nameless: Thanks for the excellent advice. Shoplifting is a very serious offense. If convicted, the guilty party can have a criminal record that can hinder future employment. Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and my husband is 21. Two weeks ago, we received wonderful news that we will be parents in six months. I’m going to do everything possible, so I can have a healthy baby. I will follow my doctor’s advice 100 percent. My only worry is that three years ago I smoked about 10 marijuana cigarettes but took no other drugs. Could my marijuana escapade cause my baby to have any birth defects? — Nameless, Chicago Nameless: Your brief encounter with marijuana three years ago would have no ill effects on any of your children. Birth defects caused by drugs or alcohol occur only when used during the pregnancy. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Because she laughs at the idea of counseling doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get some in order to help you separate yourself from her constant efforts to manipulate you. Her dependence on you is not normal. That’s why you should enlist the help of a mental health professional. It will give you some insight in how to deal with her. If you try to “work with her” without that help, she will suck you in and you will never be free. Dear Abby: I have very nice neighbors who believe in leaving the wild and natural growth on their property. They have posted a sign that claims it to be a “certified natural habitat.” They never weed or cut anything back. At first, it was cared for, but now it has become an eyesore, and people who visit our house have made comments. I have tried to grow border plants to hide the mess, but nothing seems to help. I believe it affects the value of our home. My husband doesn’t want me to say anything for

fear of hurting their feelings. They’re nice people, but we don’t live in a rural area where this might be more acceptable. Have you any suggestions? — Thorn in Our Side Dear Thorn: Yes. Who certified your neighbors’ yard as a “natural habitat”? The city? If so, call City Hall and find out if their yard still qualifies. What you have described may be a fire hazard, so some investigation may be in order. If there is a homeowners association in your neighborhood, it should also be contacted to ensure their house is in compliance with the codes, covenants and restrictions. If necessary, someone who is close to these neighbors should volunteer to “help” them with their yard. A natural landscape can be beautiful, but only if it’s properly maintained. •

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.

Medication, therapy may curb panic issues Dear Doctor K: In the past year I’ve had five panic attacks. Now I’m always worried I’m going to have another, at any moment. Is there anything I can do to prevent them? Dear Reader: Panic attacks can be very unsettling. All of a sudden, you are filled with extreme fear or terror. You may be short of breath, have palpitations, chest pain, sweating or feel a smothering sensation. You probably fear that you are losing control. You might even think you are about to die. A panic attack usually lasts five to 30 minutes. But it can continue for several hours. Sometimes the attacks occur in stressful situations, but often they begin for no apparent reason. They can even wake you from deep sleep. For my patients who suffer from panic attacks, the worst part about them is their unpredictability. If certain things seem to trigger panic attacks — like dining in crowded restaurants — they avoid them. Panic attacks are surprisingly common: About 5 percent of women and 2 percent of men suffer from them at some point in their lives. In my experience, panic attacks are not always accurately diagnosed. Some of my patients tell me they’ve had panic attacks, but describe something different and even more common: being nervous a lot of the time. In contrast, panic attacks come like a bolt out of the blue and can end just as quickly. A mental health professional is best qualified to make a diagnosis. Most illnesses stem from a combination of genes and the external environment. Panic attacks are no exception. They run in families. Identical twins (who share the same genes) are more likely to both have panic attacks than nonidentical twins (who share only some genes). Various imaging studies have found that the parts of the brain that control fear are different in people who suffer from panic attacks. In other words, some people are born with a higher risk of suffering panic attacks. At the same time, stressful situations (the external environment) often trigger the attacks. Treatment often eliminates panic attacks or makes them less intense. Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are very effective for panic disorder. Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil are commonly prescribed. Antidepressants can take several weeks to work, so they are often combined with a short course of anti-anxiety drugs that work more quickly. Examples of these drugs are diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax). Medication often works best when combined with cognitive and/or behavior therapy. Cognitive therapy teaches patients to recognize the unreasonableness of the fears that cause panic. Behavior therapy may include gradual exposure to

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.


fear-provoking situations or using breath control as a way to fight panic. Finally, eliminating or reducing caffeine (which can promote panic attacks) is essential. With appropriate treatment, you’ll find that panic disorder no longer has to rule your thoughts or your actions. •

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

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MIDFIRST BANK PLAINTIFF VS. NO. 2011-071GN TIFFANY YEAGER AND MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE DEFENDANTS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Tiffany Yeager You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff, seeking Certificate of Title on a Mobile Home. Defendants other than you in this action is The Mississippi Department of Revenue. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Eric C. Miller, Shapiro & Massey, Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39216. Your response must be mailed or delivered not later than thirty days after the 17th day of January, 2012, which is the date of the first publication of this summons. If your response is not mailed or delivered, a judgment by default will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint. You must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this 6th day of January, 2012. (SEAL) Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Chancery Clerk of Warren County P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39181 By: D.C. Publish: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31(3t)

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01. Legals INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PRODUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren Schools up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., January 18, 2012 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on Section 16, Township 7 North, Range 4 West Section 16, Township 18 North, Range 5 East Warren County, Mississippi. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the material for sale, conditions of sale and submission of bids should be obtained from Tommy Walker, Mississippi Forestry Commission Office, Vicksburg, Mississippi, phone number 601-927-9383. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Publish: 12/27, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17(4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ESTATE OF ROBERT BARRON HYNUM CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 2011-161PR DECEASED VELMA DUNGAN HYNUM, EXECUTRIX NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 29th day of December, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executrix of the Estate of Robert Barron Hynum, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against this Estate to present such claims to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or such claims will be forever barred. This the 11th day of January, 2012. /s/ VELMA DUNGAN HYNUM Executrix of the Estate of Robert Barron Hynum, Deceased Robert G. Ellis, (MBN 5113) ELLIS, BRADDOCK & DEES, LTD. 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Telephone: (601) 636-5433 Facsimile: (601) 638-2938 Publish: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 (4t)

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers experienced with construction and design are needed to assist the LTRC in various projects supporting 2011 Flood victims in Warren County. Please call 601-636-1788 to offer support.

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI MIDFIRST BANK PLAINRemember... TIFF VS. NO. 2011-071GN TIFFANY YEAGER AND MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE DEFENDANTS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Tiffany Yeager You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff, seeking Certificate of Title on a Mobile Home. Defendants other than you in this action is The Mississippi Department of Revenue. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Eric C. Miller, Shapiro & Massey, Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39216. Your response must be mailed or delivered not later than thirty days after the 17th day of January, 2012, which is the date of the first publication of this summons. If your response is notelectrical manufacturing Industrial mailed or delivered, a judgment by default be experiencewill needed. Experience with entered against you for the money orelectrical other thingswiring maintenance and demanded in the complaint. installation, You must also file the motor control installation, original of yoursystems response maintenance applications, electrical with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time and troubleshooting plant electronic systems. afterward. Issued under my handWorking and seal ofknowledge said Court, and familiarity with this 6th day of January, PLC’s and electronics along with working 2012. (SEAL) knowledge of all local and national Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Chancery Clerk of Warren electrical codes. County pay and benefits along with a P.O. Excellent Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39181 great working environment. By: D.C. Send your resume to: Publish: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31(3t)

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06. Lost & Found

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¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales. Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND MALE CAT. Black and White cat. Woodlawn Baptist Church area.601-529-0786. FOUND! NEUTERED BLACK Labrador. 601-6366631. Vicksburg Warren Humane Society FOUND!! OLDER FEMALE Black Labrador. Wearing Orange collar. 601-636-6631. Vicksburg Warren Humane Society

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LOST! BLONDE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. Adult female, Dana Road area. Reward. 601-201-5188. REWARD $150 FAMILY loved pet. Female black Labrador- Large, very friendly. Blind in one eye. Needs medication. Has been treated for red mange. Spayed, was wearing pink collar when she went missing. Chases deer, not traffic smart. Always sleeps inside. Missing from Timberlane area. Was seen on Halls Ferry. If seen please call 601-415-2284, 601-6368774.

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

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07. Help Wanted DR. MARGARET NICHOLS and Dr. Janet Fisher now hiring trained dental assistant. Please bring resume to office, 1212 Mission 66, Monday- Thursday, 8am-5pm.



PAPA JOHNS PIZZA is hiring a Manager and Drivers. Drivers must have a reliable vehicle, insurance, and a good driving record. Apply in Person between 10am- 4pm. 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. PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

AVON- NEED INCOME now? Start your Avon Business! Earn good money! Call 601-259-2157.


GROWING INDUSTRIAL COMPANY is looking for an HR Assistant to assist with recruitment, new hire development and employee scheduling. Excellent benefits, 50 hour work week. Send resumes to: Dept. 3777, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED Apply in person only at:

Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.



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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

14. Pets & Livestock GERMAN SHEPHERD. AKC/CKC registered, Canine Denmark blood line. Born 12/14/11. 4 males, 3 females. Beautiful dogs. Ready in two weeks. Taking deposits. Call Kathy 601-529-9590.

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

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

5 WEEK OLD LABRADOR puppies. 5-Yellow, and 1black, 4 boys, and 2 girls. 5 weeks old. $250 each. 601634-8109.

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

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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.

$10 START UP KIT If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 52� RCA HDTV $400, 52� RCA Standard Definition TV $200. Call 601-634-6898.

DR. MACDONALD'S FARMER'S Almanac for 2012. Available at Corner Drug Store, 1123 Washington Street. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. $75 per truck load. Delivered and stacked. 601-6346140 or 601-638-6740.


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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale LADIES 14K yellow gold diamond solitaire ring. Approximately 1.44 carats set in 14K white gold 6 prong Tiffany head. Appraised retail $14,395, Will sale for $12,000. 601-638-7696. OAK FIREWOOD $70 ½ cord, $40 Ÿ cord. Free stacking and delivery 601218-7579.

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!

RED OAK FIREWOOD for sale. $80 for truckload, $140 cord. Will deliver. 601259-8274, 601-218-4611 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. 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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

AIRLINE TICKET VOUCHERS. Anywhere half price, International also. 702-521-7298, 240-2814077.

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now - This position won’t last! We currently require the assistance of a new Advertising Sales Consultant to manage and grow an existing account list. In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. If you have the right skills please apply NOW, as interviews have already started. Email resumes to: or mail to Dept. 3776, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

2 BEDROOM ALL electric. Water furnished, $450 monthly. 4 BEDROOM duplex Both $200 deposit, $500 monthly. Refrigerator, stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

1 BEDROOM apartment with appliances, 1001 1/2 First East. $325 monthly, $200 deposit (in advance). No pets. 601-638-8295.

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

NICE, ALL APPLIANCES. Air and heat. 2002 Clayton 16x80. $14,900. 601-573-5029/ 601-5725300.

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

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Convenient location, central heat/ air, washer/ dryer. $750 monthly, deposit and references required. 601529-8002.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living!

ABOVE TWIGGS! 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, central heat/ air, washer/ dryer included. $800 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-529-8002

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

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



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

I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

24. Business Services CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION

Dozer, Track hoe, Form setting, Concrete, Demolition work.

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. DIRT, SAND, CLAY gravel, 6/10. Anywhere and Anytime. 601-218-9233, 601-638-9233. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601831-0667. Quick response. KMR TRACTOR SERVICES. Bush hog 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.



• Lake Surrounds Community

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

1455 PARKSIDE, 3/ 2. 1865 Martin Luther King, 3/ 1. 123 Roseland 4/ 2. 2606 Oak Street, 2/ 1. $750 and up! 732-768-5743.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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Bradford Ridge Apartments



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30. Houses For Rent

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

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

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

½ ACRE LAKE front property with 2 decks, and covered back porch. 4 bedroom, 2 bath fixer upper house. $45,000. 601-5725300, 601-573-5029. 2005 28x64. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Tons of upgrades. $34,900. 601-572-5300, 601-573-5029. BANK REPOSSESSION! 2006 16x80, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths for only $19,900! Will owner finance with $5000 down. 601-672-5146. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. LIQUIDATION SALE! DEALER relocating.... Must sell all homes! Huge Savings and owner financing available. $5000 down, no credit check, no problem! 601-672-5146. OWNER FINANCE, NO CREDIT CHECK! 5 bedrooms, 3 baths with land. Must have $5,000 deposit. Call Bobby, 601-941-6788.

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SINGLEWIDES, DOUBLEWIDES, Triplewides, Land home packages. “Guaranteed Credit Approval” Byram Home Center 601-373-4453

33. Commercial Property 960 SQUARE FOOT Deluxe office space on Wisconsin Avenue. $675 monthly. Call 601-634-6669.

34. Houses For Sale

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




35. Lots For Sale 5.9 ACRE CORNER lot in Silver Creek Subdivision for sale by owner. 601-6367800, 8am- 4pm, MondayFriday.

40. Cars & Trucks Licensed in MS and LA

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



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

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

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601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

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

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

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

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


605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


Chris Steele/ Owner

State licensed and Bonded

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

601-218-9233 • 601-638-9233

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

Commodore Apartments


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.

Confederate Ridge Apartments Call 601-638-0102 for details or stop by 780 Highway 61 North

24. Business Services

20. Hunting


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






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Plenty! She’s starring with Queen Latifah in the new gospel music-filled movie Joyful Noise. “It’s about choirs that compete, about the unlikely friendship between two women that are trying to save the choir in a little town in Georgia,” Parton says. “It’s one of the best things I’ve ever been involved with.” The native of Sevierville, Tenn., 65, recently released a new album, Better Day. She also has a new book, The Quotable Dolly, which combines photos with classic quips and benefits her charitable organization, the Imagination Library.

The hard-working, Emmywinning actor, 56, will appear in at least four films this year and starred recently in the TV movie Innocent. He plays Christina Applegate’s father on TV’s Up All Night and a corrupt Wall Street consultant in the new Showtime series House of Lies. The native of Bethesda, Md., says of his Lies character, “He’s a no-holdsbarred cutthroat, a winner, he takes no prisoners, and I love him. He’s crazy.” Schiff’s also excited about Decoding Annie Parker, an independent film he made with Helen Hunt and Samantha Moore about the discovery of the breastcancer gene, and says it was done in “an entertaining and beautiful way. It’s gonna be a surprise and an important movie.”


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The former model turned actress, 39, says she’s never been a sports-minded gal. “I guess it was so long ago, we weren’t too much into sports or going to the gym,” she says of her childhood. “I do Pilates. I do Latin dancing. I try to do things, but you will never see me hiking or running.” She also watches her diet— but not too closely. “I can sit down for lunch and dinner and have fish and a salad and be good. But then at the end, I have to have dessert. I don’t feel like I have had a complete meal unless I have dessert.”

Colby Donaldson, 37, who was born in Christoval, Texas, was runner-up of TV’s Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. The actor has appeared in the television shows Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Just Shoot Me and Reba, and in the movie Red Eye. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Donaldson is a self-taught welder and metal fabricator and owns a hot-rod restoration business. His hobbies include water skiing, mountain biking and spending time in rural West Texas. “Life is all about balance,” he says. “The best way for me to offset the L.A. hustle is to load up my dog and head to the ranch to spend some quality time with my For more news about your favorite stars, shows, moviess family, friends and and musicians, visit Mother Nature. * COVER PHOTO BY TERRY RISHEL/COURTESY OF CHIHULY INC.

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DARYL SMITH, 39, blows and twirls a glob

of glowing glass at the end of a long stainless steel pipe, rolling the molten mass on a table to fashion an orange-red icicle shape at the Seattle studio of American glass master Dale Chihuly.


// Sea-like shapes crown the Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., Dale Chihuly’s hometown.


Using an array of torches, files, crimps, tweezers and shears, Smith curls, imprints and cuts the fiery shape—moving it in and out of a 2,150-degree furnace to keep the material pliable—before a fellow craftsman places the glass in a cooling oven. The finished object is one of 1,800 pieces being used to create a massive sculpture for Chihuly’s most ambitious project to date—the 1½-acre Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit opening later this year in Seattle. The venture’s hallmark glass house will feature a massive installation 100 feet long and 25 feet high. “People are going to see it and go, ‘Whoa!’” says Chihuly, 70.

I think people like to look at something they’ve never seen before. fore —Dalee Chihu Chihuly

Shaping a vision One of two sons born to a butcher and a homemaker in nearby Tacoma, Wash., the unconventional artist remembers a traditional and happy childhood. While attending high school in the 1950s,



however, Chihuly saw his world change abruptly when his older brother was killed in a Navy flight training crash and his father died from a heart attack the next year. To pay the bills, he worked at a meatpacking plant, and his mother took a job at a bar. Chihuly studied interior design and architecture at the University of Washington— his ambitions stirred by a fiber weaving class and his work remodeling a room in his family’s home in the style of celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright, one of his creative idols. In 1965, he graduated from college and experienced an epiphany that changed his artistic direction. Exploring // Left: The artist honed his glass- how to incorporate glass into a weaving, Chihuly melted glass making skills at One of America’s most prominent and the University in a kiln in his Seattle basement prolific living artists, Chihuly is credited with of Wisconsin, and used a pipe to blow a glass elevating the craft of glassmaking to a fine art. and directs his bubble. His inventive sculptures—abstract baskets, creative team “It’s usually very difficult to colorful sea forms, lavish towers and effusive (below) in get a bubble. So I think I was chandeliers—appear in the permanent collections Seattle. of more than 200 museums worldwide and countless private collections. Chihuly himself is a striking figure, with a barrel chest, a patch covering his blind left eye and a crown of curly hair. He offers a simple explanation for his success in recasting glass as a popular artistic movement. “I think people like to look at something they’ve never seen before,” he says. “And that’s what I try to do.”

very lucky,” he says. “And from that point on, I wanted to be a glassblower.” Earning money for graduate school by working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, he studied glassmaking at the University of Wisconsin and the Rhode Island School of Design before traveling to Italy on a Fulbright scholarship. He was the first American to work in the Venini glass factory in Venice, where he observed a collaborative approach to blowing glass—in which a master artist choreographs a team of assistants to create an intricate design, much like a maestro conducts an orchestra or a director oversees the cast and crew of a movie or play. From the beginning, Chihuly liked the team approach to glassmaking and embraced the practice completely after losing sight in his left eye in a 1976 car accident in England and three years later dislocating his right shoulder in a bodysurfing accident—injuries that made it physically difficult for him to sculpt glass himself. Once back in America, he established a glass studies program at the Rhode Island School of Design and cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School near Stanwood, Wash. In 1983, he settled in the Pacific Northwest and eventually established Chihuly Inc. in Seattle, where today he employs 102 artists and staff members. His glass sculptures have grown increasingly grand (Continued on page 8)

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Up to 12 months with qualifying packages. Offer based on the discounted $5 price for the Blockbuster Movie Pass. One disc at a time, $10/mo value.



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CD0112C BLOCKBUSTER Movie Pass (1 disc at a time): Only available with new qualifying DISH Network service activated between 10/1/11 and 1/31/12. With a 24-month agreement and minimum of America’s Top 200 programming package, for the first 12 months of your subscription, you receive a bundle of Blockbuster Movie Pass for $5/mo (regularly $10/mo) and America’s “Everything� Pak for $74.99/mo, America’s Top 250 for $39.99/mo, America’s Top 200 for $34.99/mo, or DishLATINO Max for $34.99/mo. Other qualifying packages include 3-month bundle. Promotional prices continue for applicable promotional period provided you subscribe to both components of the bundle and do not downgrade. After applicable promotional period, then-current prices apply to each component. Requires online DISH Network account for discs by mail; broadband Internet to stream content; HD DVR to stream to TV. Exchange online rentals for free in-store movie rentals at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores. Offer not available in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. Streaming to TV and some channels not available with select packages. BLOCKBUSTER name, design and related marks are trademarks of Blockbuster L.L.C. Š 2011 Blockbuster L.L.C. Digital Home Advantage plan requires 24-month agreement and credit qualification. Cancellation fee of $17.50/month remaining applies if service is terminated before end of agreement. After 12 months of programming credits, then-current price will apply. $10/mo HD add-on fee waived for life of current account; requires 24-month agreement, continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing. 3-month premium movie offer value is $99; after 3 free months then-current price applies unless you downgrade. Free Standard Professional Installation only. All equipment is leased and must be returned to DISH Network upon cancellation or unreturned equipment fees apply. Limit 6 leased tuners per account; upfront and monthly fees may apply based on type and number of receivers. HD programming requires HD television. Prices, packages, programming and offers subject to change without notice. Offer available for new and qualified former customers, and subject to terms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer ends 1/31/12. HBOŽ, CinemaxŽ and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. STARZ and related channels and service marks are property of Starz Entertainment, LLC.


January 17, 2012