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A Warren County woman injured in an Interstate 20 wreck nearly two weeks ago has died from her injuries. Jenilyn Hall, 79, 5543 Gibson Road, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Promise Hospital. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey attributed her death to head trauma resulting from the wreck. Hall was injured Jan. 7 after driving her 1993 Buick Century the wrong way on I-20, entering the highway heading east in the westJenilyn bound lane near Halls Ferry Hall Road around 8 a.m. Attempting to turn around, she backed up and her vehicle was hit by an oncoming dump truck, police said. No charges were filed against the truck driver, and he and his passenger

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1778: English navigator Captain James Cook reaches the Hawaiian Islands, which he dubs the “Sandwich Islands.” Capt. James 1911: The Cook first landing of an aircraft on a ship takes place. 1943: The Soviets announce they’ve broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. — aimed at reducing bakeries’ demand for metal replacement parts — goes into effect.

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Members of Americorps NCCC, Taylor Delegge, left, and Ashlyn Thomas cut a piece of plywood to make repairs at Good Shepherd Community Center during Monday’s day of service. About

130 AmeriCorps members and 80 other volunteers worked at 10 sites across the city during the day.

Freedom Riders will see new state, Barbour says By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Freedom Riders coming to Mississippi this spring to mark the 50th anniversary of their challenge to the South’s brutal system of segregation “will find Mississippi an enormously changed state as to race relations,” Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday. Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, spoke during a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday gathering in Jackson sponsored by Millsaps College and Tougaloo College, which was a hub of activity during the civil rights movement. “A lot of reprehensible things took place between the advent of the Freedom Rides in 1961 and enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and finally integration in the bulk of this

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On A2 King’s son speaks in Atlanta

state’s public schools,” Barbour said in remarks prepared for delivery at the shared event at Millsaps. “Deplorable actions including the murder of innocent people, young men in service to a cause that was right, will always be a stain on our

history. “And school integration did not put an end to racial problems or prejudice,” Barbour said. “However, the 100-plus Freedom Riders participating in the 2011 celebration will find Mississippi See MLK, Page A2.

VWSD to review effects of offerings in special ed cases By Pamela Hitchins

Sylvester Walker cleans up around the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the Vicksburg street named for the slain civil rights leader.


Young team needling to fight cancer By Mary Margaret Halford A close-knit group of students at Beechwood Elementary School is making an artsy, and possibly charitable, statement to remember their teacher who died of breast cancer and raise money to fight the disease. The Knit Wits, all girls in the sixth grade, spend their recess time daily knitting and selling their wares — bracelets, lanyards and scarves — with profits headed to Relay for Life. They plan to sell more during the annual Warren County fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that is set for April 29 this year. “It is just such a great cause and you don’t have to be big or special to help,” said Mary Elizabeth Ballard, the 12-year-old who had the idea for the fundraising effort. “We’ve just been knitting our little brains out.” She explained the cause means something to everyone in the

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The mother of a special education student in Vicksburg’s public schools says a settlement of her discrimination complaint against the school district is “a good start” toward providing equal opportunities here for all children. The complaint, filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights by Vicksburg resident Tammy Hosemann on behalf of her son, was settled last month — in advance of a formal deterDr. Elizabeth mination of discrimination Duran Swinford — following an agreement by the Vicksburg Warren School District to resolve the issues, DOE documents show. Hosemann’s son, who has special needs, was not allowed to participate in the district’s October 2009 enrichment program offered during that term’s intercession period. The district’s “Resolution Agreement,” dated Dec. 2, was signed by Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, who took office in August following the retirement of former Superintendent Dr. James Price. “It’s a beginning,” Hosemann said today of the agreement. “With the change in adminSee VWSD, Page A7.

Hopson files to alter school board filings By Danny Barrett Jr.

our art teacher had cancer and she was such a fighter,” said Mary Elizabeth, the daughter of Jerry and Elizabeth Ballard. “We just

A bill to align qualifying periods for school board elections with those in the rest of the state has moved to committee. Separately, the bill’s lead author, Sen. Briggs Hopson III, R-Vicksburg, has added two more committee assignments to his duties. Under Senate Bill 2504, the final day to file paperwork to run for the five seats on the Vicksburg Warren School District would be pushed back a month, to early September. Currently, candidates have until early Sen. Briggs October to become official Hopson III candidates. Voting has been forced onto paper ballots the past two election cycles because electronic ballot cards had arrived prior to the later deadline. The bill filed by Hopson, also the school

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Members of the Knit Wits are, front from left, Katlyn Reece, Sydney Smith and Nikirah Bridges, and back, Keeley Blackwood, Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Yasmine Johnson and Brandy Taylor. club because they were students of Susie Payne, a Beechwood art teacher who died in May 2010 at age 56. “This is special to us because


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Nation lauds King, ‘drum major of peace’ ATLANTA (AP) — The nation observed the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday with thousands volunteering for service projects and more reflecting on his lessons of nonviolence and civility in the week following the shootings in Arizona. Six people were killed in Tucson and Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is fighting for her life. The Dr. Martin violent outLuther King Jr. b u r s t wa s a reminder to many gathered at King’s former church in Atlanta that the Baptist preacher’s message remained relevant nearly four decades after his own untimely death at the hands of an assassin. Attorney General Eric Holder praised him as “our nation’s greatest drum major of peace” and said the Jan. 8 bloodshed was a call to recommit to King’s values of nonvio-

MLK an enormously changed state as to race relations.” The Freedom Riders were young people, black and white, who rode buses together into Mississippi and other states in the South to challenge the segregated society in 1961. Starting May 22, Mississippi is hosting several events to commemorate their work. Barbour will host a reception at the Governor’s Mansion. Barbour faced intense

were not injured. She hated driving on the interstate, her daughter, Diane Williams, said this morning. “She just made the wrong turn,” thinking she was on the frontage road, her daughter said. “She was a very special lady,” son-in-law Leroy Williams said this morning. “She grew up in a different time, and she brought those values with her.” Among them were frugality and economy, Williams said, but especially love of family. “She loved her sisters, her children, grandchildren and Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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lence, tolerance, compassion and justice. “Last week a senseless rampage in Tucson reminded us that more than 40 years after Dr. King’s own tragic death, our struggle to eradicate vio-

lence and to promote peace goes on,” Holder said. National and local politicians joined members of the King family at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to mark what would have been the civil

rights icon’s 82nd birthday. Members of the King family also laid a wreath at the tombs of King and his widow, Coretta Scott King, on the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday established to honor King.

national criticism last month after telling the conservative Weekly Standard magazine that the Citizens Council was a group of local leaders who helped keep the Ku Klux Klan out of his hometown of Yazoo City when the schools integrated in 1970. Historians said Barbour was glossing over the history of the Citizens Council. “Some may be surprised that a conservative Republican governor would play a

leading role in celebrating this epic event in the civil rights movement, but the fundamental founding principle of the Republican Party was freedom,” Barbour said. “Some of us working on this event may have different views of which government policies and programs — or absence thereof — best serve freedom. “But no believer in freedom can defend segregation as acceptable to those who

believe our creator endowed us with certain unalienable rights that include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said. “Hence, everyone in Mississippi should welcome this celebration.” Mississippi marked Monday as a dual holiday honoring King and Robert E. Lee, commanding general of the Confederate army during the Civil War. The Mississippi Senate adjourned in memory of King and Lee.

great-grandchildren,” he said. She also loved her flowers, he said, and was widely known for the more than 100 day lilies she transplanted to her Warren County home nearly three years ago from the Magnolia home of her older sister, Camille Honea. Hall had gardened for most of her life, and when Honea found herself unable to tend to the flowers she’d cultivated over years, Hall, with the help of her daughter and son-in-law, moved them to her Gibson Road driveway. The beds were featured in a

June 13, 2010, Vicksburg Post gardening column describing Hall’s “mission of love” to help save part of her sister’s treasure and as a reminder of the importance of family. Camille Honea died in July. Hall was born in Amite County. She had served in the Air Force in the 1950s, receiving technical training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. She had lived in Jackson and moved to Vicksburg about 40 years ago, working as a bookkeeper and continuing part time until her death. She attended the Church

of God. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, she leaves a son, Dan Hall, and his wife, Cathy, of Vicksburg, four grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren and three sisters. Funeral services, scheduled for Wednesday, are being handled by Glenwood Funeral Home. The fatal wreck was the only one recorded in Warren County this year.

Hopson, who chairs the Senate Judiciary A Committee, was named by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant last week to succeed former state senator Alan Nunnelee as vicechair of the chamber’s Public Health and Welfare Committee. The first-term senator

was also named to succeed state Sen. Perry Lee, R-Mendenhall, to chair an Appropriations subcommittee over funding for four agencies and the state’s district attorneys. Both moves were prompted by Nunnelee’s victory in November to represent the

state’s 1st Congressional District. Hopson represents District 23, which covers Warren, Issaquena and southwest Yazoo County.

Hopson Continued from Page A1. district’s attorney, is before the Senate Education Committee and needs majorities in the Senate and the House to reach the governor’s desk. The measure had verbal support from local officials and Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Spiritual Education of Children — Programs for ages 6-10 and 11-14, 4-5 today; cosponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building 2 doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; e-mail: youth.

Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Make A Promise Coalition — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service Administration conference room; Leigh Cook, 601802-1009. Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions — “Fast Food”; 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; production dates: April 29-30 and May 1, 6 and 8; 601-636-0471 or Buck’s Country Playhouse — Friday night potluck supper and music canceled for January; 601-638-3193. “All Shook Up” — 8 p.m. Friday; musical comedy-love story; ran on Broadway in 2005; tickets on sale,; Vicksburg Auditorium.

CLUBS Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Glenn Carney, chief operations officer at River Region Medical Center, speaker. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Lt. Herbert Frazier III, Salvation Army; Shoney’s Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. MVSU Vicksburg/Warren Alumni — New membership/ regular meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Friday; Walter Sheriff, president; ASU Vicksburg Branch, Cherry Street. Delta Sigma Theta Blood Drive — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Walmart parking lot; all donors get a free T-shirt. Kappa Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fra-

ternity and Nu Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority — 3 p.m. Sunday; Founders’ Day Program; dinner served; Hilda Y. White, 601-636-77674; Robert Bell or Curtis Judge; Mount Heroden M.B. Church, 1117-19 Clay St.


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County suspect faces city charges A county man arrested by Warren County deputies Sunday on charges of auto burglary faced added charges Monday — these filed by Vicksburg police. Jimmy Hart, 20, 171 Falk Steel Road, was charged by the Vicksburg Police Department with the theft earlier Sunday of a laptop computer and prescription drugs reported missing from cars in the 4100 block of North Frontage Road, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. The items were found by deputies after Hart was arrested that morning in the 100 block of Old Highway 27 and charged by the county with auto burglaries along that road. At the time of his arrest, Hart was on a $7,500 county bond posted after his arrest on Dec. 10. He had been charged on three auto burglaries, on Douglas Road, Alice Place and St. Patrick Street. The sheriff’s office has asked the District Attorney’s Office to withhold bail, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Hart was in the Warren County Jail.

Guns, game, stereo missing from autos Four car burglaries were reported in the city over the weekend Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. • At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, a Marlin .44-caliber magnum pistol valued at $200, a Smith & Wesson .44 caliber magnum pistol valued at $500 and a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber pistol valued at $300, were reported missing from an unlocked 2001 Chevrolet Silverado parked in the 100 block of Singing Hill Cove. • Just before 7 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of Mission 66, a car stereo valued at $85 was taken from a 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis. • At 8:12 a.m. $5 and a bottle of Polo cologne valued at $40 were taken from a 1998 Chevrolet parked in the 100 block of Zollingers Hill. • At noon Sunday, in the 1200 block of Mission 66 a Sony PlayStation 2 was reported missing from an International tractor-trailer .

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Campaign issues linger for defeated Rep. Cao NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The campaign is over but campaign finance issues linger for Joseph Cao from his losing bid for re-election to a New Orleans-based congressional seat. Cao was left with a campaign debt of more than $33,000, according to the Federal Election Committee website. His supporters, including Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, plan to help the Republican pay off the debt, with a Feb. 3 reception where the suggested contribution is $500. Cao is also a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit in which national Republicans are attacking federal campaign finance restrictions. The suit dates back to 2008, the year Cao upset incumbent Democratic Rep. William Jefferson in the heavily Democratic District. Cao lost the seat last year to Democrat Cedric Richmond. “I intend to remain active in the lawsuit,” Cao said in a recent interview. A key target of the lawsuit is the federal limit on what state and national parties can spend in coordinated efforts on behalf of a candidate — about $42,000 each in Cao’s case. The state and national parties cannot consult with each other on money spent

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Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., listens to a question during a debate for Louisiana’s 2nd District House seat in New Orleans. beyond that limit, a problem that state party leaders have said can lead to duplicative or contradictory messages. While supporters of the restrictions hail them as a means of restraining the corrupting influence of big money in politics, the lawsuit argues that the restrictions are unconstitutionally vague and amount to an unconstitutional abridgment of free

speech. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the restriction is constitutional. Republican attorneys are seeking a review from the U.S. Supreme Court. Cao has not lost his taste for politics. He said last week he hopes to run for another office, although when he might run and what office he might seek is unclear.

While he thinks about it, the former seminarian and Loyola law school graduate is practicing law again. And he’s working as a consultant to Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion claims fund for victims of the BP oil spill, aiding in outreach to Vietnamese residents of the Gulf Coast who were affected by the disaster.

Oil claims czar to meet with Coast residents BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. — The administrator of BP’s $20 billion oil spill claims fund returns to the Gulf Coast this week amid increasing complaints that the program is failing to compensate many in need. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will meet today with residents, business Kenneth owners and Feinberg fishermen in Bayou La Batre and Orange Beach along the Alabama coast. He heads to the Florida Panhandle Wednesday. Last week, Feinberg was greeted in Mississippi and Louisiana by claimants who say they’re not being compensated enough, or at all, for BP’s April oil well blowout that killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil.

Lawyer: Fla. insurance on drywall axed MIAMI — Florida’s public

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS insurance company has again reversed course on its coverage for homes with tainted Chinese drywall, telling some owners it will suspend such policies, an attorney for the victims said Monday. Attorney David Durkee, who represents about 300 people with homes containing the defective materials, said Citizens Property Insurance Corp., a state-backed insurer of last resort, has begun issuing notices to alert policy holders their coverage will be dropped. If the insurer is issuing such notices en masse, it would mark a return to its earlier attempt to not cover homes with Chinese drywall.

DeSoto lawmaker won’t seek re-election SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Rep. Ted Mayhall, a Republican from Southaven, said he

will not seek re-election. Mayhall has served two terms in the Mississippi House. The 71-year-old Mayhall announced his retirement Monday. Mayhall said he wants to spend more time with his seven grandchildren and he and his wife want to travel. House District 40 is in DeSoto County.

Planners eye new Memphis bridge MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Regional transportation planners are studying a possible new bridge over the Mississippi River proposed for somewhere in the Memphis metropolitan area. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that highway and rail planners from three states — Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi — plus the Federal Highway Administration are involved in the study dubbed the Southern Gateway Project. A new bridge would be the

fifth for the Memphis area. Two spans now carry highways across the Mississippi while two more carry rail lines. The study will look at possible multi-modal designs that could carry highway vehicles, trains, bicycles and pedestrians. A website set up for the study, at , says the project is intended to document shortcomings of the current cross-river transportation network, then look at potential locations for a new bridge. Possible sites range from DeSoto County in northern Mississippi up to northwest Shelby County in Tennessee, west of Millington and north of Memphis. Planners also will assess the demand for a span accommodating different modes of transportation — everything from bicycle and pedestrian to rail. The project will also look at funding options and environmental impact.

Biloxi casino, shipyard announce layoffs BILOXI (AP) — Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman Monday confirmed a report that it laid off 76 workers Friday. A statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the shipbuilding

industry. Meanwhile, the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi notified almost three dozen employees Monday morning that they are being let go. An Isle spokeswoman said the company is bringing in a private company to do its maintenance.

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State public safety chief running for AG office By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson launched his campaign for attorney general Monday, saying his experience as a prosecutor, judge and head of the state’s largest law enforcement agency prepares him for the job. “I will represent and address all of the concerns of all Mississippians, including overreaching federal mandates on Mississippi, on fighting our public corruption issue we’ve seen in the last several years, and also standing up, obviously, strong for consumer advocates,” Simpson, 52, of Gulfport, said at the state Republican Party headquarters in Jackson. Simpson said he’ll resign as public safety commissioner during the campaign, but he hasn’t decided when. Democrat Jim Hood, 48, is seeking a third term as attorney general. Hood was a district attorney in seven north Mississippi counties before winning the statewide office in 2003. He grew up in the tiny community of Houlka in

Chickasaw County and now lives in Brandon. “There will be enough time to campaign in the spring and Steve summer,” Simpson Hood campaign manager Jonathan Compretta said in a written statement Monday. “Right now, Attorney General Jim is focused on his job as attorney general ... protecting children from internet predators, fighting for businesses and citizens who are overcharged for electricity and ensuring that BP restores our coast and treats citizens fairly.” Simpson said the federal health care overhaul that became law last year is an overreaching mandate, and Mississippi citizens deserve to have the constitutionality of the law challenged in court. Hood ignored Republican Gov. Haley Barbour’s request last year to join other states in a lawsuit challenging the federal health law. Barbour hired a private attorney and joined a suit filed by Florida.

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 William A. Busselman dies. • J.D. Mitchell succeeds the owner of the Diamond Plantation.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 A horse driven by Frank Johnson runs away. • W.M. Chamberlain, now of Shreveport, is here visiting.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Ben Dart is critically ill at his place in the county. • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rice depart for Chicago and Detroit.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Judge E.O. Sykes issues an injunction to prevent anyone from stopping the Marcus show in Vicksburg. • Frank J. Fisher intends to give his old horses, Harry and Fred, a fine country home.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Henry Mackey announces for re-election as county assessor. • The condition of Jesse Smith Jr. is improved.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Frank M. Rinehart is elected president of the Vicksburg Engineer Club. • Mrs. J.H. Valentine is ill at home with the flu.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mrs. B.V. Wright dies. • Guy C. Strickland dies at his home on Prospect Street.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 E.E. Williamson, prominent Madison Parish resident, dies. • Steve Allen stars in “College Confidential” at the Joy Theatre. • Services are held for Mrs. Lena Manley.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Williamson announce the birth of a son, Raymond II, on Jan. 11. • Dewey Partridge, head football coach and athletic director at Warren Central High School, resigns. • Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the John O. Raworth Branch, YMCA. • Mrs. Mary DeVincent dies.


30 YEARS AGO: 1981


Felicia Deann Peters celebrates her fourth birthday. • Services are held for Milly R. Tucker. • Mary Denise Griffith and Kenneth Allan McMaster are engaged to be married.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

In darkness, light shines through Out of the darkness of the Tucson shooting that left six dead and 14 wounded, and sparked an ugly round of partisan political finger-pointing, shined several points of light: Daniel Hernandez Jr., 20, a student at the University of Arizona, had joined U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office as an intern just five days earlier. He was at the supermarket signing up constituents to speak with Giffords when he heard gunshots. When most everyone else was scattering and ducking for cover, he rushed toward the sound of gunfire and saw Giffords lying on the ground with a severe head wound. Hernandez applied pressure to the wound, had her sit upright to prevent her from choking on blood and kept her alert by

having her squeeze his hand in response to his words. Those actions probably saved her life. When shooting suspect Jared Loughner paused to reload, someone hit him with a folding chair. He then was accosted by 74-year-old retired Army Col. Bill Badger, who had been grazed in the back of his head by a bullet; Roger Sulzgeber, 61 (who may have been the chair-wielder), and Joe Zamudio, 24, who pinned Loughner to the ground. As the shooter continued struggling to reload his gun, Patricia Maisch, 61, grabbed the magazine, finally disarming him. Three may be considered “seasoned” citizens, but there was nothing retiring about their actions. One of those slain Jan. 7 was

9-year-old Christina Green. Two days after the shooting, her father, John Green, was interviewed on NBC’s “The Today Show.” In the course of discussing his daughter’s tragically short life and the heartbreak he and his family were experiencing, he made a remarkable statement: “This shouldn’t happen in this country, or anywhere else, but in a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this. I prefer this to the alternative.” This grieving father could be excused if he had responded emotionally and lashed out. Instead, he displayed incredible poise and perspective. It was the kind of mature, graceful, courageous response that was in short supply in the aftermath. He set an example for all of us to follow.

Opponents of gambling in Issaquena County turn in a petition demanding a vote on riverboat gambling in that county. • A fire at the home of George Ford Sr. on Chestnut Street guts a bedroom and leaves smoke damage throughout the home. • Robert C. “Bobby” Odom Jr. and Carol C. Duncan are named the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s Teachers of the Year at the annual banquet.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Vicksburg High student Marvin Ward wins a Gold Key at the Mississippi Regional Scholastic Art Awards ceremony. • Joey Traylor is named finance manager at Atwood Chevy-Olds. • Peggy Gouras and Nancy Robertson are honored as Teachers of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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Arizona shooting rampage exposes ‘the Big Lie’ The suppression of the facts is by no means the most dangerous aspect of any Big Lie. After all, facts don’t go away even amid efforts to suppress them. All sorts of inconsistencies, impossibilities and clues remain behind, and sometimes in plain sight, for anyone who cares to look. The real threat the Big Lie poses to society comes when it is not stopped in its tracks, exposed and trashed for what it is — a lie — but rather accepted, accommodated and, indeed, treated as if it were the truth. At that point, a Big Lie is a big success, having created an alternate reality that turns its very targets into hapless accomplices. Unfortunately, that last bit describes most Republicans’ supine reaction to the reaction — the Big Lie — about the Arizona massacre. Much has already been written about the heinous movement on the Left to blame conservative politicians, political groups and pundits — but mainly Sarah Palin — for causing the crime, for creating the conditions unique to the crime, with “heated rhetoric” and “violent imagery.” Without even examining


Robust and, lately, winning conservative debate is (metaphors ahead) the target here; the weaponry doesn’t matter to the Left.

WEST the violence (note to liberals: I use the word metaphorically) this specious argument does to the First Amendment, I say this argument is a Big Lie. Violent imagery (“battleground states,” for goodness sake) and figures of speech are not only unexceptional in politics across the board, they are prevalent in ghoulish excess on the Left. I recommend that every reader visit Michelle Malkin’s website to view her greatest-hits gallery of berserk Leftist “violence,” from “Abort Palin” bumperstickers, to Bush assassination imagery, to our own President Obama’s unforgettably thuggish

rhetoric from the 2008 campaign trail: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” Then there is the ongoing lie within the lie (which is how Big Lies are constructed) about Sarah Palin’s infamous list of “targeted districts.” Assorted media outlets have displayed her political map that put swing districts in the crosshairs; none of these outlets have reproduced the official Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee map that similarly “targeted” such districts in 2009 with bull’seyes, featuring, for example, “Targeted Republican Thaddeus McCotter — Michigan’s 11th District.” If I

can find it online, why can’t they? Such evidence, of course, would (metaphor alert) kill the Big-Lie drive to judge Republicans guilty of the Arizona crime and thereafter sentence them to a kind of peerpressured censorship. Robust and, lately, winning conservative debate is (metaphors ahead) the target here; the weaponry doesn’t matter to the Left. Which means facts don’t matter, either. To wit: “So far, there’s no connection between alleged murderer Jared Lee Loughner and the extremes of the Tea Party movement,” writes the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, arguing for “Republican leaders to tamp down the rhetoric.” He continues: “But that’s beside the point...” Really? In the end, though, what’s worse than the Big Lie itself is the failure to reject and expose it — the failure, in this case, to identity the lie as a naked influence operation to mute conservative political expression. This failure is the crime Republicans are guilty of each time they stoop to defend themselves within the phony terms of the lie itself.

When House Speaker John Boehner canceled all House votes this week, including the all-important first round on repealing Obamacare, the message was: Yes, maybe there is a bona fide link between congressional debate in Washington and the internal monologue that drove a man to kill in Tucson. Sarah Palin, too, protested way too much in her response to the Left’s “blood libel” against her. It’s not a civics lesson that’s required to bring the Left to “reason.” Where there are no facts, there is no reason, and any painstakingly logical arguments against disreputable falsehoods only further extend the charade. A great unmasking is what’s needed here. Having twisted an unspeakable crime into a gag for their opposition, the Left must be called out, and it’s the job of the Right to do it. Otherwise, as with every Big Lie, silence turns everyone into a Big Liar.

• Diana West can be contacted at dianawest@

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Apple turnover

Cook to lead company in CEO Jobs’ absence

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Family Dollar (FDO)................... 43.22 Fred’s (FRED)................................. 13.52 Int’l Paper (IP).............................. 28.67 Janus Capital Group (JNS)............13.59 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................ 30.40 Kroger Stores (KR)...................... 21.44 Kan. City So. (KSU)..................... 52.04 Legg Mason (LM)...................... 36.10 Parkway Properties (PKY)..............17.61 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)...................... 66.78 Regions Financial (RF)............... 7.47 Rowan (RDC)................................ 35.25 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.68 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 73.23 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)...............31.57 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 40.22 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 25.83 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 45.24 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 17.01 Viacom (VIA)................................. 47.85 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 41.44 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 54.81


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smart money Q: My family and I are going to Disney World. I booked a hotel and paid in full with a credit card. (We can cancel up to 72 hours before check-in.) I got a notice in the mail that the parent company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Should we book another hotel or BRUCE should we risk it? — S.T., via e-mail


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A: I don’t see any reason to book another hotel. The fact that the company just filed for Chapter 11 simply means that they are trying to keep their creditors at bay while they reorganize their affairs. Unhappily, this is a very common maneuver in today’s world. I can’t imagine that the hotel is going to close instantly. That would be almost unprecedented. You and your family will have a wonderful time at Disney World! •

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the past is any indication, Tim Cook’s mastery of inventory management and his high expectations of employees should leave Apple Inc. in good hands while its charismatic leader, Steve Jobs, takes a medical leave of absence. Apple said Monday that Cook, the chief operating officer, will take charge of the iPhone- and iPad- maker as Jobs focuses on his health. Unlike Jobs’ halfyear medical leave in 2009, during which he specified he’d return to work at the end of June and stuck to it, Apple did not say when, if ever, Jobs would return as CEO. That means Cook, 50, considered a logical eventual successor to Jobs, 55, could be in charge for a long time, perhaps permanently. Jobs has been Apple’s public face and pitchman, making gadgets such as the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad household names. Jobs Steve pulled Apple Jobs back from the brink of financial disaster after returning to the company in 1997 following a 12-year hiatus. He has become the heart of Apple, such that investors send shares tumbling on every bit of news or rumor of his ailing health. But Jobs is not the only executive pivotal to Apple’s successes. Cook has run Apple twice before: first for two months in 2004 while Jobs battled pancreatic cancer, and once again for 5½ months in 2009 while Jobs received a liver transplant. The first time Cook was in charge, things went so well that Apple promoted him from executive vice president to chief operating officer in 2005. Cook has since become Apple’s toppaid executive, with a salary of $900,000 for the current fiscal year. (Jobs limits his salary to $1.) During Cook’s most recent tenure, which lasted from midJanuary to the end of June 2009, Apple released a new version of the iPhone and updated

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Tim Cook, COO of Apple laptop computers on schedule. The company also announced that its iTunes app store hit a major milestone: More than 1 billion apps were downloaded within the first nine months of its existence. Apple’s stock rose 62 percent during that time, satisfying investors’ concerns over Jobs’ absence. Apple appreciated Cook’s 2009 contributions. In a recent regulatory filing, the company said that because of his “outstanding performance” during that period, it awarded him in 2010 a $5 million bonus and restricted stock units worth $16.9 million on the date they were granted. Jobs is confident in Cook’s role as temporary replacement. In an e-mail to employees Monday, he said, “I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.” Apple declined requests to interview Cook and said the company would not comment further beyond releasing the memo. Cook, an Alabama native, has been a strong asset to Apple since his arrival in 1998, as he is credited with tuning Apple’s manufacturing pro-

Starbucks expanding rollout of 31-ounce drink size, Trenta NEW YORK (AP) — The bigger-is-better concept seems to be striking a chord among some Starbucks customers. Starbucks will begin a phased-in nationwide rollout today of its Trenta cup size that can be filled with just shy of a quart’s worth of iced beverages such as coffee, tea and lemonade. Starbucks Corp. says Trenta,

which means 30 in Italian, will be 31 ounces and cost about 50 cents more than the 20-ounce Venti size. The new cups will be introduced today in 14 states: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona.

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cess to solve chronic product delays and supply problems. “He’s probably one of the best supply chain managers in the world,” Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek said. Cook’s mastery of inventory management has played a major role in Apple’s ability to accumulate $51 billion in cash and short-term investments — a hoard that can help it keep its lead in the market for portable electronics as others struggle to follow. For years now, he has been running Apple’s day-to-day operations but remained in the background while Jobs commanded the spotlight at the launch of such products as the latest iPhone and iPods and, more recently, the first iPad tablet last spring. Cook probably won’t be on stage pulling any technological rabbits out of Apple’s hat, but he will likely take on a bigger role in helping it innovate. Although he is quiet, Cook is no shrinking violet. A devout cyclist off the job, Cook is a workaholic who devours energy bars throughout his long days at the office. Like Jobs, he can be demanding and expects his subordinates to have the answers about both big and small business issues.

Steve Jobs bio Name: Steven Paul Jobs Age: 55 Born: Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco Education: Graduated from high school in 1972 and enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Ore., but dropped out after six months. Family: Wife, Laurene Powell; their three children, Reed Paul, Erin Sienna and Eve; plus daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, from different relationship. Career: Worked for video game maker Atari before founding Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976 in Jobs’ garage. Launched the Mac in 1984. But a year later Jobs was pushed out as Apple’s chairman. He returned to advise the company in 1996. After a stint as interim CEO, he took the helm of Apple Inc. permanently and oversaw the launch of the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Tim Cook bio Name: Timothy D. Cook Age: 50 Education: Graduated from Auburn University with an engineering degree and earned a master’s in business admnistration from Duke University. Career: Joined Apple Inc. in 1998 as senior vice president of worldwide operations and rose through the ranks to become chief operating officer. Ran Apple temporarily in 2004 and 2009 when CEO Steve Jobs took medical leaves of absence, currently doing so again for an undetermined period. Before Apple, Cook worked at IBM Corp. for 12 years and spent a short time at Compaq Computer. He is also a director at Nike.

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Continued from Page A1. want to help.” In two days last week, she said, the girls cleared $50, and they have $230 in merchandise ready for purchase. Marion Margaret Hern, lead teacher at Beechwood, is proud of the group that also includes Keeley Blackwood, 12, the daughter of Linda and Daniel Blackwood; Brandy Taylor, 12, the daughter of Lakeisha and Randy McRunnels; Katlyn Reece, 12, the daughter of Laurie and Brad Reece; Sydney Smith, 12, the daughter of Melissa Adams and Paul Smith; Yasmine Johnson, 12, the daughter of DuShawna Johnson; and Nikirah Bridges, 11, the

To buy The Knit Wits are offering their wares for sale now and plan to have a booth at the Relay for Life event on April 29. Their products are knit bracelets for $1, lanyards for $4 and scarves ranging from $4 to $6. To purchase before Relay for Life, call Janet Wagner at 601-638-3875

daughter of Tara and Nicholas Bridges; “They did this all on their own,” she said. “It is neat to see how they’ve thought it through. “Mrs. Payne got the kids aware of cancer,” Hern said. “They saw her struggle and remember it today.”

Relay for Life, which for years has been at Viking Stadium at Warren Central High School, is being moved this year to the Vicksburg Convention Center with all activities inside. The change in venue, cochairman Erin Powell said, was influenced by concerns

for safety. Last year’s allnight event was shut down at 10 p.m. after groups of unruly teenagers gathered in the school parking lot, leading participants to say they felt threatened. “We are going to increase the safety of everyone involved,” Powell said. “We want everyone to know we care and are working to make this better.” All events will be inside the convention center with the center’s private security on hand throughout the night. An indoor walking track will be installed, and teams will be allowed to set up booths and tents with deco-

rations. An annual luminary service in which participants carry lighted candles will continue, but probably not with real candles, Powell said. Powell said about 20 teams have signed up so far, and the goal is to have 25 to 30. Teams interested in cooking food for sell will have access to an outside area with a door leading to the event hall. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser, and last year Warren County raised $80,000 for the organization.


Jenilyn Hall Jenilyn Hall died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Promise Specialty Hospital. She was 79. Ms. Hall was born in Gloster and had lived in Vicksburg for the past 40 years. She was a retired bookkeeper. She served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Hollis Crum; and a sister, Camille Honea. Survivors include a son, Dan Hall of Vicksburg; a daughter, Diane Williams of Vicksburg; three sisters, Margaret Rogers of Magnolia, Elaine Rose of Ocean Springs and Jo Evelyn Bozung of Tacoma, Wash.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Marcie Powell officiating. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home until the service. Pallbearers will be Bobby Tobert, Richard O’Bannon, Don Honea, Wayne Honea, Bradley Hall, Brian Hall, Lee Williams and Ben Foley. Memoriasl may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231, or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Barbara R. Smith Barbara R. Smith died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Vicksburg Promise Specialty Hospital. She was 79. Born in Tallulah, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Urbon Thomas Raines and Mary Grubbs Raines. She had been a resident Vicksburg most of her life and was a graduate of Culkin Academy. Mrs. Smith was the bookkeeper for




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

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Price added an enrichment component to provide between-term activities for students who wanted to participate in an activity during the school break. Hosemann’s son was not required to take the MCT2 test and, therefore, she was told, he was not eligible to attend intercessions. His class, a self-contained group of about 10 special education students, was not informed that the enrichment classes were being offered, Hosemann said. When she contacted thendirector of special education and federal programs Dr. Susan Bentley, Bentley denied her request for an Individualized Education Program team meeting to consider whether Hosemann’s son could attend enrichment, she said. “We have determined that there is sufficient evidence

to establish that the VWSD violated (federal special education regulations),” wrote Taylor D. August, regional director of the OCR’s Dallas office. “Both the director of special education and the lead IEP teacher informed OCR.... their understanding is that the decision was made based on the student’s ‘unpredictable behavior,’” August wrote. “Direct evidence of discrimination consists of statements or conduct by someone involved in the decision-making process that shows that discrimination motivated the denial of an educational benefit or other adverse action.” In its agreement, VWSD agrees to convene, before Jan. 31, a gathering of parents and guardians of the students who were in Hosemann’s child’s class in October 2009 to determine if any

“educational harm” resulted from the students not attending intercession at that time. If harm is determined, the IEP team will determine and provide compensatory services within a reasonable period. Also, the district promised to provide, before Feb. 28, documentation to the OCR that the meeting took place; and, by March 31, make appropriate staff available to attend a training session provided by an OCR member. The agreement also includes a list of reporting requirements with which the district will comply, including providing further information and proof of monitoring, if OCR requests it. Since taking office, Swinford has worked to reorganize the district’s administrative team, which has included separating the functions of special education

and oversight of federal programs, and appointing two directors to the positions. Hosemann, who has claimed in several Letters to the Editor of The Vicksburg Post that special needs student faced district discrimination in the last few years, said in a written statement she hopes the district’s reconciliation will empower parents of disabled children “to fight for their child’s rights to receive a free and appropriate education regardless of the severity of their child’s disability.” “It is my hope that things will change in this community so that disabled children will be allowed to participate in programs offered to their typically functioning peers and be given the opportunity to grow and learn with other children,” she wrote.

Townsend died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75. Born in Madison Parish, Mr. Townsend graduated from Tallulah High School before serving in the Navy for more than 20 years. He retired as a pipeworker for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a former scoutmaster for Troop 55 of Tallulah. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Townsend of Tallulah; and a brother, George Allen Townsend. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Lan Townsend of Tallulah; two sons, Van Townsend and Danny Townsend, both of Denver; one granddaughter; and

nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Tallulah with the Rev. John W. Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the service. Pallbearers will be Tommy Wixson, Jim Reed, Richard Everett, Johnny Goss, Tommy Leoty and Tilford Watts.

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



Continued from Page A1. istration, I think there is hope that the children with disabilities will have the same opportunities as the other children.” Swinford declined to comment on the specifics of the complaint or its resolution. “The case precedes me,” Swinford said Friday. “It was before my time, but I am the current superintendent, so under the advice of legal counsel, anything that needs a signature I will sign.” Price instituted intercession periods beginning in the fall of 2008 to provide extra help after each nine-week term for students having difficulty mastering skills and content for which they would be tested in the MCT2 tests in the spring. Students who did not need remediation did not attend school during those periods. During the second year intercession was offered,


Allen’s Dairy for a number of years. She later owned and operated Happy Days Day Care Center for 22 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the St. Paul Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Stanley G. Smith of Vicksburg; son, Sean Smith (Brenda) of Bakersfield, Calif.; four daughters, Debbie Smith of Brandon, Liz Taylor (Glenn), Terrie Falls (T.C.), and Christy Smith, all of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren, Hope Branning, Heather Schoenheit (Bill), Lauren Taylor, Anna Taylor, Jeremy Falls, Allie Falls, Samantha Smith and Stanley Bufkin; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Ashley and Chandler Ashley; brother, Wallace Raines of Vicksburg; and brother-in-law, Gaines Smith of Batesville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Dawson Smith; five sisters; and two brothers. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Promise Specialty Hospital and Mrs. Smith’s sitters for their love and concern. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Patrick Farrell, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at Riles Funeral Home and Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Memorials may be made to Vicksburg Catholic School, 1900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39183; St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., Vicksburg, MS 39180; or to favorite charities. Pallbearers will be Greg Gastrell, Tim Raines, Tommy Raines, Stanley Bufkin, Sam Gastrell, Mark Smith, Jerry Falls and Len Raines. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the St. Paul Catholic Church Altar Society, Dr. W. Briggs Hopson Jr. and Chandler Ashley.

Dennis Smith Dennis “Pee Wee” Smith of Vicksburg died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 58. Mr. Smith was a calibration technician at Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis M. Smith Sr. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Smith of Vicksburg; two sons, Josh Smith and Clint Smith, both of Vicksburg; his mother, Lorraine “Cooter” Halford Smith of Meadville; one brother, James “Doodle” Smith of Natchez; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Providence Baptist Church in Meadville. Burial will follow under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church.

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Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Riles Funeral Home Chapel Interment Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery Memorials Woodlawn Baptist Church 2310 Culkin Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183

Mrs. Barbara R. Smith

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Service 2 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011 Frank J. Fisher Funeral Chapel Interment Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery Visitation 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday

Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 St. Paul Catholic Church Interment Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home • 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church Memorials Vicksburg Catholic School 1900 Grove Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 • St. Paul Catholic Church 713 Crawford Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 • Favorite Charity

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• Rolling Fork • Mrs. Clara Smith Johnson

Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Zion Baptist Church Interment Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Memorials Zion Baptist Church

• Tallulah • Crothers-Glenwood Mr. Jackie Townsend

Service 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 First Baptist Church of Tallulah Interment Silver Cross Cemetery Visitation 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at the church

• Vicksburg • Mrs. Jenilyn Hall

Graveside Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery Visitation 1 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at Glenwood Funeral Home Memorials American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, Texas 75231 • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Attention Donor Services P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265-0309 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80

Mostly clear Wednesday night, lows in the mid-30s; chance of showers Thursday, highs in the mid-50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-30s Wednesday-Thursday

Mostly clear Wednesday night, lows in the mid-30s; chance of showers Thursday, highs in the mid-50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 60º Low/past 24 hours............... 45º Average temperature......... 53º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............11º in 1948 Record high............78º in 1935 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.27 inches Total/year.................4.27 inches Normal/month......3.26 inches Normal/year...........3.26 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 4:07 A.M. Most active...............10:21 P.M. Active............................. 4:36 P.M. Most active................10:50 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:22 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:22 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 16.3 | Change: -1.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 11.1 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 7.8 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 9.1 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.5 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.5 River....................................63.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 18.5 Thursday................................ 18.1 Friday....................................... 17.7 Memphis Wednesday..............................2.6 Thursday...................................2.6 Friday..........................................2.6 Greenville Wednesday........................... 20.3 Thursday................................ 19.7 Friday....................................... 19.2 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 15.2 Thursday................................ 14.3 Friday....................................... 13.7


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tunisia unrest

4 ministers in new government call it quits TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four ministers quit Tunisia’s dayold government today, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime. All who resigned were opponents of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s iron-fisted 23-year rule and had been named to the government Monday. It was not immediately clear if the resignations could bring down the government, which has 40 full and junior ministers. Clashes broke out in central Tunis around the time the resignations were announced, as police fought off protesters demanding that the new cabinet be purged of the old guard that served Ben Ali. Riot police in shielded helmets pummeled a protester to the ground with batons and boot kicks as other officers fired off tear gas grenades to disperse a crowd of several hundred demonstrators. “I am afraid that our revolution will be stolen from me and my people. The people are asking for freedoms and this new government is not. They are the ones who oppressed the people for 22 years,� said Ines Mawdud, a 22-year-old student among protesters. A month of unrest has devastasted the Mediterranean nation’s tourist industry. Thousands have been evacuated, and Germany’s tour operator TUI AG said today it is cancel-

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Police officers hit a protester after a demonstration today in Tunis. ing all departures to Tunisia through Feb. 15. Junior Minister for Transportation and Equipment Anouar Ben Gueddour said today that he had resigned along with Houssine Dimassi, the labor minister, and minister without portfolio Abdeljelil Bedoui. The three ministers are all members of a top labor union, the UGTT, which is not a party but is a movement that acts like a lobby and has a big nationwide base to mobilize people around the country. The group’s supporters staged the protest in central Tunis today, calling for a general strike, constitutional changes and the release of all

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of police recruits today, killing at least 52 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help. The death toll continued to rise hours after police said the bomber joined hundreds of waiting recruits and detonated his explosives-packed vest outside the police station in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, some 80 miles north of Baghdad. The attack starkly displayed the Iraqi forces’ failure to plug even the most obvious holes in their security as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from Iraq.

Grand jury probes Edwards spending WASHINGTON — A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the



two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedJohn lock child Edwards and whether other practices of his violated campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have said. A federal grand jury in Raleigh, N.C., is sifting records and testimony involving several political organizations and individuals connected to Edwards to determine if the former North Carolina senator and 2004 vice presidential nominee broke any laws. A recently issued subpoena focuses on a web of these Edwards-affiliated groups, said subpoena details.

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imprisoned union leaders. Health Minister Mustapha Ben Jaafar of the FDLT opposition party also resigned, party member Hedi Raddaoui told the Associated Press. The culture minister, Moufida Tlatli, told the AP she was considering resigning. Tunisia’s interim leaders have sought to stabilize the country after riots, looting and an apparent settling-ofscores after Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on Friday. On a back street off Avenue Bourguiba, a key thoroughfare where the clashes took place, about 50 UGTT members waved union flags and cheering. One sign read “RCD

out� in English — a reference to the party of Ben Ali. Union leaders said protesters calling for the RCD to be disbanded held peaceful demonstrations in Sidi Bouzid, the city where virulent criticism of Ben Ali’s government first erupted last month, and two other towns. Today, political leader Moncek Marzouki returned from more than 20 years of exile in France to a joyful reception at Tunis’ airport from supporters of the political leader who carried him on their shoulders. Marzouki is a physician who leads the oncebanned CPR party and wants to run for president.

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Giffords’ husband says he’s willing to meet with suspect’s parents TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said he would be willing to meet with the parents of the 22-year-old man accused in a massacre that critically injured the Arizona congresswoman, killed six people and wounded 12 others. “I don’t think it’s their fault. It’s not the parents’ fault,� Mark Kelly said today. “You know, I’d like to think I’m a person that’s, you know, somewhat forgiving. And, I mean, they’ve got to be hurting in this situation as much as anybody.� The suspect, Jared Loughner, remained in federal custody in Phoenix. Investigators have described him as a mentally unstable man who was kicked out of a community college last year and became increasingly erratic. He apparently became obsessed with inflicting violence on Giffords since attending one of her campaign events in 2007. His parents have remained in seclusion since the shooting at a Safeway supermarket on Jan. 8, only releasing a statement that said they, too, were grieving. Giffords has made impressive strides toward recovery. On Monday, she gave her husband, an astronaut who has kept a near-constant vigil by her bedside at a Tucson hospital, a neck rub and even smiled, ABC’s Diane Sawyer said today.

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SPORTS tuesDAY, j anuar y 18, 2011 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

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Vicksburg picks up signature victory By Jeff Byrd

Double-double David West scores 23 points and grabs 10 rebounds to lead the Hornets past the Raptors on Monday. Story/B3

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL Warren Central hosts Madison Central Today, 6 p.m.

St. Al at Bogue Chitto Today, 6 p.m.

JACKSON — Vicksburg got its signature win of the season Monday evening thanks to some big shots by Willie Gibbs and some clutch free throw shooting. Gibbs hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Gators made 15 of 18 shots from the free throw line to beat defending Class 6A state champion Starkville 48-44 at the Martin Luther King Classic at Lanier High School. It was the third straight Martin Luther King Day win for the Gators at Lanier and it was the first time they’ve beaten Starkville since winning the Class 5A title game in 2003.

The Gators (16-3) came up big at key moments in the fourth quarter in the backand-forth contest. It was something Gators coach Dellie C. Robinson was hoping to see. “A win like this will do some tremendous things for this team,” an elated Robinson said afterwards. “For the longest time, we seemed to be overly concerned about the big guys inside and getting shots blocked. That led to some bad shots. But we held it together and played decent down the stretch.” Gibbs and senior forward Kienta Ross loomed large for the Gators. Gibbs’ 3-pointer from the corner with 4:31 left put Vicksburg ahead, 41-39.

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the ball with 1:38 left. Ross, who battled Starkville’s assortment of post players led by Ware, popped out to the key and quickly spotted Gibbs. “I realized when he lifted his head toward me that he was open,” Ross said. “He knocked down a big shot.” Gibbs took Ross’ feed and used a two-handed, overhead sling shot. The shot dropped and the Gators had a 46-44 lead with 1:10 to go. “When I got the ball, I debated what to do,” Gibbs said. “I just went with the pull-up shot. I was confident enough I could hit it.” It made Robinson’s day. “No doubt about it,” Robinson said. “It’s exactly what

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Two Gibbs free throws made it 43-39 but Starkville (11-5) came back behind 6-foot-8 junior Gavin Ware and guard Jacolby Mobley. The Yellow Jacket pair scored the next five points to put Starkville up, 44-43. Gibbs answered for the Gators. Still up 44-43, Starkville committed a backcourt violation to give VHS


Vicksburg at Brandon Today, 5:30 p.m.

Alcorn rally falls short

St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Today, 5:30 p.m.

On TV 8 p.m. ESPN - John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats get a big road test as they face underdog Alabama in an SEC showdown.


Vicksburg High basketball player scored 13 points in a 48-44 win over defending Class 6A state champion Starkville on Monday.


ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to head coach on Monday after he helped the team more than double its scoring output in his first year with the franchise. Jackson will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday — two weeks after the Raiders announced they were not picking up an option to keep coach Tom Cable. “The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and the Raider Nation,” owner Al Davis said in a statement. Jackson was widely considered the leading contender to get the job as soon as the Raiders announced Cable’s departure. This is Jackson’s first head coaching job at any level. Jackson was hired a year ago to take over the play-calling duties from Cable and oversaw a transformation on offense. Oakland scored more than twice as many points in 2010 as it did in 2009.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 5-7-5 La. Pick 4: 0-6-3-5 Weekly results: B2

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we needed.” Starkville tried to hold for a last shot but a Gator foul and a tipped pass forced them to reset things. On an inbounds play with 16 seconds left, Steven Brand took a shot from the corner. It missed and Vicksburg’s Dominique Brown rebounded and broke toward the goal. He was fouled with 11.2 seconds left. Starkville’s Greg Carter used two time outs to freeze Brown but it didn’t work. The senior guard made both shots to put the game away. Carter said free throws were the difference. Starkville hit just five of 15 attempts at the free throw

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre walks off the field at Lambeau Field on Oct. 24.

Favre files retirement papers Veteran quarterback ready to close out 20-year career By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Don’t believe Brett Favre is finally done? Well, NFL’s all-time leader of almost every major passing mark has at least filled out the forms. Favre has made another move toward leaving the game for good by filing retirement papers with the league, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. This is merely a procedural matter, to start the clock on a player’s pension and Hall of Fame eligibility. It’s worth noting, too, that Favre has done this before, only to change his mind. Retired players can request to be reinstated at any time. But the news, first reported by Fox Sports on its website, was another sign that Favre’s thrill-filled 20-year career has come to an end, as he repeatedly insisted throughout a painfully disappointing 2010 season for the Minnesota Vikings. The 41-year-old threw for only 11 touchdowns in 13 games and was intercepted 19 times, finishing with a career-low 69.9 passer rating that ranked third-worst in the NFL among qualifying quarterbacks. His body took quite a beating, getting knocked out of three different games while

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates a Packers touchdown on an intercepted pass against the Chicago Bears in 2006. dealing with injuries to his elbow, foot, chin, neck, back, ribs and calf — plus the sprained throwing shoulder that ended his all-time record streak of 297 straight regular-season games started. Then he suffered a concussion in what wound

up being his last game, on Dec. 20 against the Chicago Bears. “I know it’s time, and that’s OK. It is,” Favre said after the season finale. “Again, I hold no regrets, and I can’t think of too many players offhand that can walk away

and say that. Individually and from a team standpoint, it was way more than I ever dreamed of.” After years of waffling, Favre cried as he announced his retirement from the Green Bay Packers in March 2008. With the Vikings interested but the Packers unwilling to let him join their rival, he was traded to the New York Jets. Following one season there, he declared he was done again in February 2009. The Vikings wooed him back to the field that summer, though, and they rode his renaissance performance — 33 touchdowns and a mere seven interceptions — to the NFC championship game. After needing another summer of persuasion to return in 2010, however, Favre wasn’t the same and the Vikings slumped badly to 6-10 while going through all kinds of drama. So now Favre has headed home to Mississippi, presumably for good as his two-year contract with the Vikings is expiring. Favre’s official website even sent out a marketing e-mail blast over the weekend, advertising a “Thanks for the Memories” poster for sale. A portion of the proceeds go to the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, which helps disadvantaged and disabled children and breast cancer patients.

Allen Smith scored 20 points as Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeated Alcorn State 81-74 Monday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game. It was the second win in three games following an 0-14 start for the Golden Lions (2-15, 2-3). They shot 57.7 percent from the field in the first half to establish a 33-28 halftime lead. After stretching the lead to eight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff couldn’t hold it. The Braves (1-15, 1-5) overtook them and built a sixpoint lead as Korey Sanders’ layup made it 49-43 with 14:18 to go. But the Braves’ lead also proved to be short-lived. The Golden Lions answered with a 23-6 run over the next 6:53 and built the biggest lead of the game at 66-55. Alcorn State shaved the deficit to six points on Tony Eackles’ free throw with 58 seconds left, but that was the end of its rally. Kendrick McDonald led the Braves with 16 points.

Jackson State 70, Prairie View 63 Jenirro Bush scored 19 points, Grant Maxey had 18 and Jackson State defeated Prairie View. Tyrone Hanson added 10 points for the Tigers (9-9, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who ended the game on a 22-9 run to rally from a six-point deficit. Trant Simpson led the Panthers (5-13, 2-3) with 25 points and Beloved Rogers had 11. Prairie View took its largest lead, 54-48, midway through the second half and was up 59-55 before Jackson State scored seven straight points. Rod Melvin hit two free throws with 5:36 remaining to give the Tigers a 60-59 advantage, and they led the rest of the way. Jackson State took a 30-28 See SWAC, Page B3.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Michigan St. at Illinois 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Colorado at Nebraska 8 p.m. ESPN - Kentucky at Alabama NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Montreal at Buffalo TENNIS 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open


from staff & AP reports

FOOTBALL Auburn WR Adams skipping senior season AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn receiver Darvin Adams is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The school announced the latest departure Monday, following similar decisions by quarterback Cam Newton and defensive tackle Nick Fairley. The deadline for entry was Saturday. Adams led the BCS national champions in receiving the past two seasons, catching 52 passes for 963 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.

Jennings: Bears’ home field ‘probably’ NFL’s worst GREEN BAY, Wis. — As far as Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is concerned, the most challenging thing about the Chicago Bears’ home-field advantage might be the field itself. Jennings isn’t a fan of the grass at Soldier Field, calling it “probably the worst” in the NFL. Jennings noticed Seattle receivers slipping as chunks of the field came up during the Seahawks’ playoff loss in the snow at Chicago, and says the Packers will have to pay close attention to their footing in Sunday’s NFC championship game.

MLB NL MVP Votto signs new deal with Reds CINCINNATI — National League MVP Joey Votto has signed a threeyear, $38-million deal with the Cincinnati Reds that allows both sides to avoid arbitration. Votto was an All-Star for the first time last season, finishing second in the league with a .324 batting average and third with 37 homers and 113 RBIs.

Upton re-signs with Tampa Bay ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — B.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a one-year contract worth $4,825,000, avoiding arbitration. Upton batted .237 with 18 homers, 38 doubles, 62 RBIs and 42 steals in 154 games with the AL East champions last season. He is the only player in the major leagues with at least 100 doubles and 100 steals over the past three seasons.

Rauch headed to Blue Jays TORONTO — Reliever Jon Rauch and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.75 million, after going 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA for Minnesota last season.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 18 1976 — Pittsburgh wins the Super Bowl for the second straight year. Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and Glen Edwards’ interception on the last play of the game gives the Steelers a 21-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X. Swann, with four receptions for 161 yards, is the game’s MVP. 1994 — The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat combine for an NBA-record 23 3-point baskets. Los Angeles sets a team record with 11 3-pointers in a 126-124 win. 1996 — Baseball owners break with more than a century of tradition by unanimously approving interleague play in 1997. 2005 — Earl Boykins breaks the NBA record for points in an overtime, scoring 15 of Denver’s 21 points in the extra period as the Nuggets beat the Seattle SuperSonics 116-110. The 5-foot-5 guard, the league’s smallest player, broke the record of 14 overtime points set by Butch Carter of Indiana against Boston on March 20, 1984.

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Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Southern Miss..3 1 .750 14 3 .824 UTEP.................. 3 1 .750 15 4 .789 Memphis............. 2 1 .667 13 4 .765 UAB.................... 2 1 .667 12 4 .750 Houston.............. 2 1 .667 10 6 .625 Tulsa................... 2 1 .667 9 8 .529 Tulane................. 2 2 .500 12 5 .706 UCF.................... 1 2 .333 14 2 .875 Marshall.............. 1 2 .333 12 5 .706 SMU.................... 1 2 .333 10 7 .588 East Carolina...... 1 2 .333 9 8 .529 Rice.................... 0 4 .000 8 10 .444 Monday’s Games UAB at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games East Carolina at UCF, 6 p.m. Tulsa at Houston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. SMU at UAB, 7 p.m. Marshall vs. West Virginia at Charleston Civic Center, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card Round

Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16

Divisional Playoffs

Jan. 15 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21

Conference Championships

Sunday Green Bay at Chicago, 2 p.m. (Fox) N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

Pro Bowl

Jan. 30 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m. (Fox)


Super Bowl

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

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................31 New York.......................22 Philadelphia...................17 Toronto..........................13 New Jersey...................10

L 9 18 23 28 31

Pct GB .775 — .550 9 .425 14 .317 18 1/2 .244 21 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................30 Atlanta...........................27 Orlando..........................26 Charlotte........................15 Washington....................12

L 12 15 15 24 27

Pct GB .714 — .643 3 .634 3 1/2 .385 13 1/2 .308 16 1/2

Central Division

W Chicago.........................28 Indiana...........................16 Milwaukee......................14 Detroit............................15 Cleveland.......................8

L 13 22 24 26 32

Pct GB .683 — .421 10 1/2 .368 12 1/2 .366 13 .200 19 1/2


W San Antonio...................35 Dallas.............................26 New Orleans.................26 Memphis........................19 Houston.........................19

L 6 14 16 22 23

Pct GB .854 — .650 8 1/2 .619 9 1/2 .463 16 .452 16 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............27 Utah...............................27 Denver...........................23 Portland.........................22 Minnesota......................10

L 14 14 17 20 32

Pct GB .659 — .659 — .575 3 1/2 .524 5 1/2 .238 17 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................31 12 .721 — Phoenix..........................18 21 .462 11 Golden State.................17 23 .425 12 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................15 25 .375 14 1/2 Sacramento...................9 30 .231 20 Monday’s Games Chicago 96, Memphis 84 Phoenix 129, New York 121 Washington 108, Utah 101 Philadelphia 96, Charlotte 92, OT Houston 93, Milwaukee 84 New Orleans 85, Toronto 81 L.A. Clippers 114, Indiana 107 Detroit 103, Dallas 89 Golden State 109, New Jersey 100 Atlanta 100, Sacramento 98 Boston 109, Orlando 106 Portland 113, Minnesota 102 L.A. Lakers 101, Oklahoma City 94 Today’s Games Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Phoenix at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Utah at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. New York at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Indiana at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

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Mississippi Schedule

Monday’s Games Jackson St. 70, Prairie View 63 Ark.-Pine Bluff 81, Alcorn St. 74 Miss. Valley St. 65, Southern U. 62 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Memphis at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Texas College at Tougaloo, 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m.

PCT .824 .813 .765 .688 .750 .647


Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 2 1 .667 12 4 Alabama............. 2 1 .667 10 7 Mississippi St... 2 1 .667 10 7 LSU..................... 2 1 .667 10 8 Ole Miss............ 0 3 .000 12 6 Auburn................ 0 3 .000 7 10 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tennessee at Georgia, 6 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Arkansas at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Auburn, 6 p.m.

EAST Albany, N.Y. 52, Stony Brook 50 Baruch 85, William Paterson 81 Brown 87, Quinnipiac 78 Chestnut Hill 82, Washington Adventist 78 Colgate 67, Dartmouth 64 Connecticut 61, Villanova 59 Connecticut Coll. 79, Coast Guard 73, OT Delaware Valley 77, Hood 69 Eastern 64, Richard Stockton 53 Fairfield 65, Rider 57 Fairleigh Dickinson 75, Houston Baptist 64 Hartford 72, Binghamton 61 Immaculata 54, Marywood 53 Keystone 65, Baptist Bible 61 Loyola, Md. 65, St. Peter’s 63 Manhattan 51, Niagara 49 Mount Union 74, Baldwin-Wallace 70 Pitt.-Johnstown 98, Davis & Elkins 80 Pittsburgh 74, Syracuse 66 Siena 73, Canisius 69 UMBC 71, Boston U. 67 SOUTH Appalachian St. 79, Elon 71 Ark.-Pine Bluff 81, Alcorn St. 74 Augusta St. 90, Valdosta St. 74 Bethel, Tenn. 68, Cumberland, Tenn. 51 Bethune-Cookman 71, Md.-Eastern Shore 64 Chattanooga 91, Coll. of Charleston 88 Coppin St. 84, S. Carolina St. 80 Delaware St. 62, Florida A&M 57 Edward Waters 81, Fisk 69 Freed-Hardeman 83, Trevecca Nazarene 63 Hampton 82, N. Carolina A&T 77 King, Tenn. 106, Union, Ky. 58 Lipscomb 92, Campbell 81 Miss. Valley St. 65, Southern U. 62 Mount Olive 69, Belmont Abbey 64 Norfolk St. 63, Howard 53 Reinhardt 79, Young Harris 75 St. Augustine’s 63, Chowan 59 The Citadel 61, Samford 50 Tuskegee 78, LeMoyne-Owen 68 UAB 66, East Carolina 59 UNC Greensboro 77, Davidson 69 Xavier, NO 64, Spring Hill 58 MIDWEST Carleton 86, Macalester 55 Drury 86, Wis.-Parkside 78 Gustavus 66, Augsburg 58 Hamline 92, St. Thomas, Minn. 79 Missouri 75, Kansas St. 59 St. John’s, Minn. 84, St. Mary’s, Minn. 68 St. Olaf 71, Bethel, Minn. 53 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 78, Lamar 75 Jackson St. 70, Prairie View 63 Kansas 85, Baylor 65 Texas Southern 66, Grambling St. 41 FAR WEST Idaho 67, Fresno St. 57 ———


SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East All Games W L 14 3 13 3 13 4 11 5 12 4 11 6

Monday’s Scores

MISS. VALLEY ST. (5-13) Jackson 2-9 3-4 7, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Burwell 2-8 2-2 7, Crosby 7-10 7-10 21, J. Holmes 3-5 0-0 7, Donald 0-1 0-0 0, Joyner 2-10 0-0 6, Lamb 0-0 0-0 0, Studivant 0-0 0-0 0, Pugh 1-4 0-0 2, Cox 2-4 0-0 5, Smith 3-6 2-2 8, M. Holmes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 14-18 65. SOUTHERN U. (3-15) White 1-5 0-0 2, Grace 3-8 2-3 9, Ingram 7-11 4-4 18, Chase 0-1 0-0 0, Bol 0-2 0-0 0, Doggett 5-13 0-0 10, F. Coleman 1-3 2-2 4, Sanford 0-5 4-5 4, Webb 5-8 2-2 15. Totals 22-56 14-16 62. Halftime—Miss. Valley St. 33-26. 3-Point Goals— Miss. Valley St. 5-25 (Joyner 2-8, J. Holmes 1-1, Cox 1-2, Burwell 1-6, Donald 0-1, Pugh 0-3, Jackson 0-4), Southern U. 4-14 (Webb 3-6, Grace 1-3, Ingram 0-1, White 0-1, Sanford 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Miss. Valley St. 43 (Crosby 13), Southern U. 31 (Doggett 8). Assists—Miss. Valley St. 11 (Joyner 4), Southern U. 16 (Grace 10). Total Fouls—Miss. Valley St. 19, Southern U. 17. A—869.

Monday’s Games 2 Kansas 85, Baylor 65 5 Pittsburgh 74, No. 4 Syracuse 66 8 Connecticut 61, No. 7 Villanova 59 13 Missouri 75, Kansas State 59 Today’s Games 11 BYU vs. TCU, 9 p.m. 13 Kentucky at Alabama, 8 p.m. 16 Illinois vs. Michigan St., 6 p.m. 22 Georgetown at Seton Hall, 6 p.m. 24 Georgia vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 2 1 .667 Georgia............... 2 1 .667 Florida................. 2 1 .667 South Carolina... 2 1 .667 Vanderbilt........... 1 2 .333 Tennessee.......... 1 2 .333

PCT .438 .500 .278 .429 .278 .278 .118 .167 .167 .063


Top 25 Schedule

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Conference All Games W L PCT W L Texas Southern.. 5 0 1.000 7 9 Jackson St........ 5 1 .833 9 9 MVSU................. 4 1 .800 5 13 Alabama A&M.... 3 2 .600 6 8 Alabama St......... 2 3 .400 5 13 Prairie View........ 2 3 .400 5 13 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 2 3 .400 2 15 Southern U......... 2 4 .333 3 15 Grambling St...... 1 5 .167 3 15 Alcorn St........... 1 5 .167 1 15 Monday’s Games Jackson St. 70, Prairie View 63 MVSU 65, Southern U. 62 Ark.-Pine Bluff 81, Alcorn St. 74 Texas Southern 66, Grambling St. 41 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

PCT .750 .588 .588 .556 .667 .412

JACKSON ST. (9-9) Burk 2-3 0-0 5, Bush 6-15 4-4 19, Hanson 3-11 3-4 10, Dixon 0-1 1-2 1, Gregory 1-1 0-0 2, Melvin 2-7 3-4 9, Blake 1-1 0-0 2, P. Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Jefferson 1-1 0-0 2, Maxey 8-11 2-2 18. Totals 25-54 13-16 70. PRAIRIE VIEW (5-13)  Rogers 4-8 0-0 11, Simpson 7-17 6-6 25, M. Webb 1-2 0-0 2, Bell 0-0 0-0 0, Meadows 2-3 1-3 6, Wherry 0-0 0-0 0, Griffin 1-11 0-0 2, Adu 0-0 0-0 0, Kornegay 4-7 0-0 9, Chapman 0-1 0-0 0, B.

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Webb 4-6 0-5 8, Walker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 7-14 63. Halftime—Jackson St. 30-28. 3-Point Goals— Jackson St. 7-19 (Bush 3-6, Melvin 2-5, Burk 1-2, Hanson 1-4, P. Williams 0-1, Dixon 0-1), Prairie View 10-23 (Simpson 5-9, Rogers 3-5, Meadows 1-2, Kornegay 1-3, Griffin 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Jackson St. 36 (Hanson, Maxey 8), Prairie View 31 (Simpson, B. Webb 7). Assists—Jackson St. 12 (Hanson, Melvin, P. Williams 3), Prairie View 9 (Griffin 5). Total Fouls— Jackson St. 14, Prairie View 16. A—3,872.


ARK.-PINE BLUFF (2-15) Mosley 2-4 1-2 5, Ootesey 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, A. Smith 7-12 5-7 20, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Townsend 3-5 0-0 6, D. Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Montgomery 1-5 0-0 3, Weathers 6-11 1-5 13, Parks 2-8 1-2 6, Glass 4-7 7-8 15, Kennedy 5-9 2-4 13. Totals 30-64 17-28 81. ALCORN ST. (1-15) McDonald 4-10 7-8 16, Baker 2-14 2-4 7, Ingram 0-1 0-0 0, Sanders 7-9 1-5 15, Francis 0-0 0-0 0, Searcy 0-1 2-4 2, Savannah 2-4 3-4 7, Brownlee 5-12 3-5 13, Eackles 0-1 2-3 2, Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Ragland 3-10 4-4 12. Totals 23-62 24-37 74. Halftime—Ark.-Pine Bluff 33-28. 3-Point Goals— Ark.-Pine Bluff 4-21 (Kennedy 1-3, Montgomery 1-4, A. Smith 1-4, Parks 1-6, Weathers 0-1, Mosley 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Townsend 0-1), Alcorn St. 4-11 (Ragland 2-4, McDonald 1-2, Baker 1-4, Ingram 0-1). Fouled Out—Sanders. Rebounds— Ark.-Pine Bluff 34 (Glass 9), Alcorn St. 28 (Brownlee 6). Assists—Ark.-Pine Bluff 10 (A. Smith 4), Alcorn St. 10 (Baker, Brownlee, McDonald 2). Total Fouls—Ark.-Pine Bluff 21, Alcorn St. 21. Technicals—Townsend 2 (ejected). A—NA.

7. Xavier.....................................14-2 741 8 8. UCLA......................................15-1 674 10 9. West Virginia..........................17-1 667 6 10. North Carolina......................16-1 664 11 11. Notre Dame.........................15-4 587 12 12. Michigan St..........................16-2 569 9 13. DePaul.................................17-2 520 14 14. Oklahoma.............................13-3 445 15 15. Maryland..............................14-3 359 13 16. Georgetown..........................14-4 340 18 17. Miami....................................18-1 316 22 18. Iowa......................................15-4 311 16 19. Kentucky..............................13-4 304 19 20. Iowa St.................................13-4 183 17 21. Wis.-Green Bay...................17-1 163 23 22. Florida St.............................14-4 158 21 23. Arkansas..............................15-2 131 20 24. Georgia................................14-3 123 — 25. Ohio St.................................11-6 77 24 Others receiving votes: Texas Tech 61, Georgia Tech 54, Duquesne 50, Marquette 33, Boston College 27, St. John’s 13, Southern Cal 12, Marist 9, Syracuse 5, Texas 4, Bowling Green 2, Northwestern 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1, Penn St. 1. Ballots Online:

prep basketball BOYS VICKSBURG 48, STARKVILLE 48

Vicksburg 13 10 11 14 — 48 Starkville 15 8 12 9 — 44 Vicksburg (48) Mychal Ammons 13, Willie Gibbs 13, Ross 8, Brown 5, Gaskin 4, Grays 3. Starkville (44) Jacolby Mobley 17, Gavin Ware 14, Harris 5, Gandy 3, Rice 2, Brand 2.

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. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Ohio St. (49)..........................18-0 1,606 2 2. Kansas (6).............................17-0 1,526 3 3. Syracuse (8)..........................18-0 1,523 4 4. Duke (1).................................16-1 1,393 1 5. Pittsburgh (1).........................17-1 1,382 5 6. San Diego St.........................19-0 1,294 6 7. Villanova.................................16-1 1,265 7 8. Connecticut............................14-2 1,148 10 9. BYU........................................17-1 1,057 11 10. Texas...................................14-3 1,015 12 11. Texas A&M..........................16-1 996 14 12. Kentucky..............................14-3 975 13 13. Missouri................................15-3 758 15 8 14. Purdue..................................15-3 672 15. Minnesota.............................14-4 513 — 16. Notre Dame.........................14-4 495 9 17. Michigan St..........................12-5 467 — 18. Wisconsin.............................13-4 448 20 19. Louisville..............................14-3 438 18 20. Washington..........................13-4 409 17 21. West Virginia........................12-4 266 — 22. Saint Mary’s, Calif...............16-2 195 — 23. Georgetown..........................13-5 146 22 23. Illinois...................................13-5 146 16 25. Cincinnati.............................16-2 125 25 Others receiving votes: Temple 99, Georgia 89, Kansas St. 86, Gonzaga 84, Colorado 78, UNLV 76, Arizona 70, Florida St. 64, Vanderbilt 46, Florida 42, St. John’s 27, Missouri St. 25, Utah St. 22, Baylor 18, UCF 10, Southern Miss 8, Marquette 7, Wichita St. 6, James Madison 4, Butler 2, North Carolina 2, Coastal Carolina 1, Penn St. 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. 16, 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. Ohio St. (28)..........................18-0 772 2 2. Kansas (2).............................17-0 738 3 3. Syracuse (1)..........................18-0 715 4 4. Pittsburgh...............................17-1 653 5 5. Duke.......................................16-1 641 1 6. San Diego St.........................19-0 633 6 7. Villanova.................................16-1 594 7 8. Connecticut............................14-2 531 9 9. Brigham Young......................17-1 529 10 10. Texas A&M..........................16-1 491 13 11. Texas...................................14-3 454 14 12. Kentucky..............................14-3 439 15 13. Purdue..................................15-3 371 8 14. Missouri................................15-3 337 12 15. Louisville..............................14-3 276 17 16. Notre Dame.........................14-4 266 11 17. Wisconsin.............................13-4 207 21 18. Michigan St..........................12-5 187 24 19. Minnesota.............................14-4 183 25 20. Washington..........................13-4 182 18 21. Saint Mary’s.........................16-2 153 NR 22. Illinois...................................13-5 120 16 23. Georgetown..........................13-5 119 19 24. Kansas St............................13-5 66 20 25. Arizona.................................15-3 60 NR Others receiving votes: West Virginia 54; Georgia 52; Temple 44; Cincinnati 42; Gonzaga 39; Utah St. 24; Colorado 23; Central Florida 18; Baylor 8; Florida 8; Missouri St. 8; UNLV 8; Vanderbilt 8; Wichita St. 8; Florida St. 4; Butler 3; Southern Miss 3; James Madison 2; Belmont 1; Memphis 1.

Women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Game No. 2 Connecticut 83, No. 10 North Carolina 57 Today’s Game No. 11 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Georgetown, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 1 Baylor at Kansas, 7 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M vs. Texas, 6:30 p.m. No. 7 Xavier vs. St. Bonaventure, 6 p.m. No. 9 West Virginia vs. Marshall, 4:30 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. ———

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. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts. Prev. 1. Baylor (25).............................16-1 981 1 2. Connecticut (13)....................16-1 966 2 3. Duke (1).................................17-0 911 3 4. Stanford (1)............................14-2 887 4 5. Tennessee.............................17-2 838 5 6. Texas A&M............................15-1 811 7

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....45 Pittsburgh........46 N.Y. Rangers...47 N.Y. Islanders..44 New Jersey.....45

W 29 28 26 14 13

L 11 14 18 23 29

OT 5 4 3 7 3

Pts 63 60 55 35 29

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............45 Montreal...........46 Buffalo.............44 Toronto............44 Ottawa.............46

W 25 26 19 18 17

L 13 17 20 21 23

OT 7 3 5 5 6

Pts 57 55 43 41 40

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......46 Washington......46 Atlanta.............48 Carolina...........45 Florida..............44

W 26 25 23 22 21

L 15 14 18 17 20

OT 5 7 7 6 3

Pts 57 57 53 50 45

GF 155 146 132 108 90

GA 120 109 115 148 140

GF 139 117 121 114 102

GA 101 111 131 132 142

GF 137 131 146 135 121

GA 148 121 153 142 116

GF 157 119 150 119 118

GA 131 109 130 128 142

GF 149 148 113 126 112

GA 109 143 127 137 151


GP Detroit..............45 Nashville..........45 Chicago...........47 St. Louis..........44 Columbus........45

W 28 24 25 21 21

L 11 15 18 17 20

OT 6 6 4 6 4

Pts 62 54 54 48 46

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......45 Colorado..........45 Minnesota........45 Calgary............46 Edmonton........44

W 29 23 22 20 14

L 10 16 18 20 23

OT 6 6 5 6 7

Pts 64 52 49 46 35

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............46 28 13 5 61 135 120 Phoenix............46 23 14 9 55 134 130 Anaheim..........48 25 19 4 54 129 135 San Jose.........47 23 19 5 51 131 131 Los Angeles....45 24 20 1 49 133 115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Atlanta 3, Florida 2, SO Boston 7, Carolina 0 New Jersey 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 San Jose 4, Phoenix 2 Montreal 5, Calgary 4, OT Dallas 2, Los Angeles 1 Today’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Boston at Carolina, 6 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 8 p.m. Nashville at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Columbus at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-9-9 La. Pick 4: 0-7-5-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-5 La. Pick 4: 0-6-3-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-1 La. Pick 4: 3-4-0-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-6-5 La. Pick 4: 4-2-7-6 Easy 5: 3-15-16-23-32 La. Lotto: 10-13-15-28-32-38 Powerball: 19-21-23-40-48 Powerball: 27; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-2 La. Pick 4: 6-6-8-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-6 La. Pick 4: 7-2-8-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-1-5 La. Pick 4: 9-9-9-8 Easy 5: 1-5-12-25-32 La. Lotto: 18-22-23-27-34-38 Powerball: 9-13-22-23-37 Powerball: 31; Power play: 3

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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West helps Hornets win fifth straight NFC North rivalry By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — David West and the New Orleans Hornets keep demonstrating they won’t quit on each another — or their rookie coach — when play gets sloppy and deficits grow large. West had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the Hornets overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half to win their fifth straight, 85-81 over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. “Some nights you’re just not able to get it going, but I thought we stayed steady,” West said. “Even when we got down, I don’t think we lost our poise or lost control. Guys kept under control and we kept our defense set.” For much of the game, it looked like the Hornets’ winning streak would end with an ugly home loss to a Raptors squad that came in on a threegame skid. Yet even as they struggled to score, the Hornets continued to show why they’re among the top defensive teams in the league, forcing 16 turnovers for the game and holding the Raptors without a field goal during the final four minutes. That kept the Hornets within striking distance even through they shot only 39 percent. “This was a big win for us because this is a game we could have very well lost and

The associated press

New Orleans Hornets point guard Jarrett Jack shoots over Toronto Raptors forward Ed Davis in the first half Monday. Jack contributed 17 points. we would have felt bad about it,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “We’ve shown we can come back. It’s not always the way you draw it up. We have character guys who show up and they’re not going to panic.” The Hornets pulled off the largest comeback in franchise history when they erased a

23-point deficit against Sacramento on Dec. 15. Since then, they also have overcome deficits of 13 at Washington on Jan. 1 and 16 at Houston last Friday night. After the Hornets erased Toronto’s lead, West calmly hit a 19-foot jumper with 31.7 seconds to go put New Orleans ahead 83-81. He then pre-

served the lead with a block on Amir Johnson in the paint, got the rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws for the final margin. “The biggest thing for us is to try to close the door when we’ve got an opportunity to win,” said West, who was 10 of 18 shooting. “We’ve just got to be willing to step up and make plays, down one, up one, whatever it is.” Emeka Okafor had 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, tying a Hornets franchise record with 12 offensive rebounds. Reserve guard Jarrett Jack added 17 points — 15 in the second half — while Chris Paul had 11 assists. Williams said he allowed Jack, acquired early this season in a trade with Toronto, to play more than usual (26:56) because it seemed he knew where to find openings to score against his old teammates. “Jarrett had it going,” Williams said. “In a game like this, playing against his former team, you know a guy may have something special in the tank for that team.” DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Johnson scored 17 points for Toronto, which led from early in the second quarter until late in the fourth. “It’s definitely frustrating. I wish we could have gotten that game,” DeRozan said.

Pitt hands Syracuse its first defeat By The Associated Press

Kansas 85, Baylor 65

Pittsburgh scored the first 19 points only to lose the lead, then came back behind Nasir Robinson’s 21 points to hand No. 3 Syracuse its first loss Monday night, with a 74-66 victory in a game of remarkable runs. Brad Wanamaker added 15 points to help the fifth-ranked Panthers (18-1) improve to 6-0 in the Big East for the first time and halt a long Syracuse winning streak for the second successive season. The Orange (18-1, 5-1), playing without leading scorer Kris Joseph after he sustained a concussion Saturday against Cincinnati, couldn’t match the 1999-2000 team’s school record by winning their first 19 games. Syracuse won its first 13 last season, only to lose to Pitt 82-72 at the Carrier Dome. C.J. Fair had 16 points and nine rebounds while Scoop Jardine added 12 points for Syracuse, which rallied from the terrible start with a 17-0 run that helped tie the score at 41 with 13:46 remaining. But Pitt scored nine of the next 12 points as Wanamaker hit a 3-pointer and a pair of free

Twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris powered No. 2 Kansas to a big early lead and the Jayhawks stayed unbeaten with a victory that ended Baylor’s 15-game home winning streak. The Jayhawks (18-0, 3-0 Big 12) were coming off a threegame stretch that included an overtime victory at Michigan and winning their first two conference games by a combined eight points. Kansas, No. 1 Ohio State (18-0) and No. 6 San Diego State (19-0) are the only undefeated teams left.

UConn 61, Villanova 59 Kemba Walker hit a drive down the lane with 2.5 seconds to play to give No. 8 Connecticut a victory over Villanova, snapping the Wildcats’ 11-game winning streak. The associated press

Syracuse’s Scoop Jardine goes over Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson to score Monday. Pittsburgh won 74-66.

Missouri 75, Kansas St. 59

throws. Pittsburgh, winning its eighth in a row, gradually built its lead back to 12 points at 65-53, then made certain Syr-

Marcus Denmon scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 13 Missouri forced Kansas State into 24 turnovers.

acuse never got within five points after that despite Brandon Triche’s 11 points and Rick Jackson’s 10 points and 11 rebounds.


NASCAR could scrap old points system CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is considering scrapping the points system it has used since 1975 in favor of a simpler method that awards points per finishing position, The Associated Press has learned. The overhauling of the system is one of a handful of changes NASCAR is considering implementing before the season begins next month. Series officials have been detailing their ideas in individual meetings with teams, a person who attended one of the briefings told The AP on Monday. The person spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because NASCAR has not finalized its upcoming changes. The sanctioning body wants to go to a scoring system that would award 43 points to the race winner, and one point less for each ensuing position down to one point for the 43rdplace finisher. NASCAR is also shying away

from wholesale changes to its Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format. NASCAR chairman Brian France floated the idea last July of shaking up the Chase to create more drama to the 10-week series that determines the Cup champion. Among France’s suggestions were widening the 12-driver field, instituting elimination rounds, and adding any other drama that could create “Game 7” type moments rival-

ing those from other professional sports leagues. But teams have been told NASCAR is leaning toward keeping it a 12-driver field, with one caveat: The top 10 drivers following the 26th race of the season would qualify for the Chase, while the remaining two spots would go to the drivers with the most wins who are not already eligible for the Chase. NASCAR officials have also told teams they aren’t leaning

toward adding eliminations. Preseason testing begins Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, and NASCAR president Mike Helton and vice president of competition Robin Pemberton are scheduled to discuss some of the changes planned for 2011. But the major announcements aren’t scheduled until next week when France makes a presentation during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s annual media tour.

means even more LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From the moment he was hired, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith made it clear the goals were to beat Green Bay, win the division and win the Super Bowl. Beating Green Bay to get to the Super Bowl? Well, that’s an added bonus. “The first thing (chairman) Michael McCaskey went over when I came here to interview for the job was to make sure I knew about the rivalry,” Smith said Monday. “He let me know a little bit about it then, too. Believe me, we know exactly how we’re supposed to feel about that rivalry.” The league’s oldest rivalry sure took an interesting turn when the Bears knocked off the Seattle Seahawks in their divisional playoff game Sunday. These teams have played 181 times, with the Bears holding a 92-83-6 edge, but only once in the playoffs. That was way back in December 1941, a week after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and the Bears came away with a 33-14 victory at Wrigley Field. A week later, they beat Washington for the NFL championship. “I don’t think we really need a lot of motivation for this team,” Smith said. “It’s a game where everyone wants to talk about all the (history) — 1941 is the last time, the only time, we played for the championship. This year, one of the things we talked about was bringing back some of our tradition. We

talked about the Monsters of the Midway. That’s a period when we first started being known as the Monsters of the Midway. So all that comes into play. All the old time Packers and Bears fans should all pay close attention this week to what’s going on.” This figures to be a hot draw no matter how cold it is on Sunday. These are franchises with a combined 21 NFL championships and 48 Hall of Fame players. Bears fans remember Walter Payton getting run over when he was well out of bounds and Jim McMahon getting driven to the turf by Charles Martin several seconds after the whistle. Packers fans will say the Bears were no angels, either. What about now? Tight end Greg Olsen said there’s no personal animosity, that the Bears “want to beat the Packers. It’s not that we want to beat Aaron Rodgers.” Even so, Smith insisted, “we don’t like each other.” “Believe me, there is not a whole lot of love for us coming up north,” he added. “But games are supposed to be played on the field. ... It will come down to how we play and our guys realize that.” The Bears took advantage of a team-record 18 penalties by the Packers to win 20-17 in September, and went all-out trying to keep them out of the playoffs in a 10-3 loss at Lambeau Field to finish the regular season.


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MVSU 65, Southern 62 Paul Crosby scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Mississippi Valley State over Southern University. The Delta Devils (5-13, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot just 38.3 percent from the field (23 of 60), but outrebounded the Jaguars 43-31. MVSU scored 22 secondchance points and 32 points in the paint. With the score tied at 4,

the Delta Devils scored 20 straight to take their biggest lead, 24-4, on Orlando Smith’s layup with 10:49 left in the first half. MVSU, which led 33-26 at halftime, held a 61-51 advantage with 2:20 to play. Southern (3-15, 2-4) scored seven straight to pull within 3 with 1:30 left, but the Delta Devils answered on Orlando Smith’s layup with 57 seconds remaining. Ken Burwell made both of his free throws down the stretch to seal it. Julius Ingram led the Jaguars with 18 points.

VHS Continued from Page B1. line. “It’s been the same story for the last three games with our free throws,” Carter said. “Gavin was real big in the second half, but we couldn’t convert at the end.” Ware scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half. Mobley had 11 of his 17 points in the first half and two of his buckets gave Starkville a 23-17 lead late in the first half. Vicksburg went on a 6-0 run in the final minute capped by

a Ross tip-in to tie the game at 23 at the break. “I just had to play aggressive against all those big guys,” said the 6-foot-2 Ross of Starkville, which had a 6-7 and two 6-5 posts to join Ware. Gibbs finished with 13 points, three rebounds and three assists. Mychal Ammons had 13 points, eight rebounds and three blocks while Ross had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS John Boorman, movie director, 78; Brett Hudson, comediansinger-musician, 58; Kevin Costner, actor-director, 56; Mark Collie, country singer, 55; Dave Attell, comedian, 46; DJ Quik, rapper, 41; Jason Segel, actor, 31; Samantha Mumba, actress, 28; Kristy Lee Cook, country singer, 27. n DEATHS Gordon Murray — A former Wall Street financial executive who co-authored the best-selling “The Investment Answer” after ceasing treatment for terminal brain cancer has died, his publicist said. Murray, 60, died at his Burlingame, Calif., home on Saturday, said publicist Jennifer Musico. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in 2008. After a recurrence of the disease last year, he declined all further treatment and began writing “The Investment Answer” with co-author and financial adviser Daniel Goldie. The pair self-published the primer on financial investing in August, and it became a best-seller after an article about Murray appeared in The New York Times in November. John Ross — A U.S. poet, author, journalist and political activist who lived in Mexico and wrote extensively on its leftist political movements died of liver cancer Monday, according to a longtime friend. Ross, 72, died at the Casa Santiago guest house in the township of Tzintzuntzan, near Lake Patzcuaro, in the western state of Michoacan, said Kevin Quigley, who runs the bed and breakfast and had known Ross for 24 years. Ross was the author of several books, including a gritty portrait of Mexico City, where he spent almost all of his time since 1985.


Kidman, Urban welcome baby girl Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have added a second daughter to their family, born through a surrogate mother. The couple announced Monday the arrival of Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, born on Dec. 28 at a Nashville, Tenn., hospital. Kidman and Urban released a statement saying they are “truly blessed” and thanked everyone for their support, “our gestaNicole Kidman and Keith tional carrier” in particular. The couple also has a 2-yearUrban old daughter, Sunday Rose. Kidman credited her first daughter’s unexpected appearance to swimming in the waters of a small Australian Outback town during the filming of “Australia.” She and six other women became pregnant after swimming in Kununurra. No other details about Faith Margaret were available.

Aniston: ‘Rachel’ was ‘ugliest haircut’ There was a time in the mid-1990s when women barraged their hair salons with photos of Jennifer Aniston to copy her haircut. The layered cut was given the name “The Rachel” for Aniston’s character, named Rachel Green, on the “Friends” television series. She wore the style on the show’s first and second season. One person who was not a fan of “The Rachel,” Jennifer Aniston however, was Aniston herself. Aniston, now 41, tells the February issue of Allure magazine it was not her best look. “How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen,” she says. “What I really want to know is, how did that thing have legs?” Aniston’s longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan came up with “The Rachel.” He still works with her today.

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Bird-watcher spots his stolen van While Devan Miller was bird watching recently on Olympic Peninsula, Wash., he saw bald eagles, kingfishers, woodpeckers and his stolen Volkswagen Vanagon. Miller said the van was so badly damaged he almost didn’t recognize it. The top and side panels had been cut off and the dashboard ripped apart. Clallam County detectives took fingerprints, but Miller has little hope of finding whoever took the van from his Port Angeles driveway in November. The engine and transmission were intact when he spotted the van Jan. 2 in woods near the Elwha River. Miller was able to drive it eight miles to an auto sales yard, which is giving him credit toward another Volkswagen.

Philbin retiring from his show after 28 years NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran broadcaster Regis Philbin is retiring from his weekday talk show. Philbin made the announcement at the start of this morning’s “Live With Regis and Kelly,” which he has hosted for more than a quarter-century, most recently sharing hosting duties with Kelly Ripa. Philbin said he would be stepping down from the show around the end of the summer, but he didn’t specify a departure date. “I don’t want to alarm

Regis Philbin anybody,” he began, then declared, “This will be my

last year on the show. “It’s been a long time. It’s been 28 years,” he continued, “and it was the biggest thrill of my life to come back to New York, where I grew up as a kid watching TV in the early days, you know, never even dreaming that I would one day have the ability, or whatever it takes, to get in front of the camera and talk to it. ... “There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera — especially certain old people!” cracked Philbin, who is 79.

“I think I can only speak for America and all of us here,” responded Ripa, “when I say it has been a pleasure and a privilege and a dream come true. And I wish I could do something to make you change your mind.” “Now wait a minute,” Philbin said slyly. Nothing was said about the future of the show after Philbin’s exit, or what the future holds for Ripa, who is currently marking a decade as Philbin’s co-host.

Handmade cards represent true meaning of Christmas Dear Abby: I am writing in response to “Blue at Christmas” (Dec. 13). I think the card-making tradition she has with her niece is beautiful. In a time when so many people are rushed, and so many of us are focused on finding the “best deal” for Christmas, it is wonderful that “Blue” is teaching her niece the importance of thinking of others and spending time with loved ones. I hope they will carry on their tradition because I’m sure many people look forward to those handmade cards and treasure them every year. — Lindsey in Granite City, Ill. Dear Lindsey: If the avalanche of mail that poured into my office is any indication of how popular homemade cards are, the major greeting card companies had better look out. Read on: Dear Abby: “Blue’s” niece does not need to hear that she should quit a project just because some miserable, jealous “friend” makes ugly comments about it. Insulting other people’s efforts, while attempting nothing on



her own, indicates that the person is unwilling to tap into her own creativity and is jealous of anyone who does. Blue should show those people how much their opinion really matters, which is not at all, and continue their tradition because they enjoy creating the cards together. If they continue, Blue and her niece can learn two Christmas lessons: Traditions are worth continuing, and what THEY think, not what others think, of their tradition is what matters. — Chris in Atlanta Dear Abby: I have sent homemade cards for some time, for all major life events. I consider it my “ministry” because when I make them and enclose a personal note in each one, I’m thinking of

and saying prayers for the recipient. That poor buffoon who doesn’t grasp the significance of a handmade card doesn’t deserve to get one. — Margaret in the South Dear Abby: I’m appalled that “Blue’s” dear friends didn’t appreciate the handmade Christmas cards she and her niece created. A pox on them all! But that’s too harsh. Those people have already been cursed — with the taint of commercialism. If a store-bought card is what it takes to impress them, maybe they’ll get all they can stand. Meanwhile, Blue and her niece should continue their creative and loving efforts and send their blessings to veterans, our troops, children or elders in hospitals and homes, or to others who will appreciate the value of time and love. I know I’d appreciate one of those masterpieces. — Rosemary in Murrells Inlet, S.C. Dear Abby: In no way should they stop their tradition just because one “Scrooge” put a damper on things. This is a great teach-

ing moment for the aunt to talk with her niece about human nature, how some people see the glass half-full while others see it half-empty. We should never allow the “half-empties” to steal the joy we derive from the little things in life. — Melissa in Springdale, Ark. Dear Abby: Looks like we already have a winner for this year’s Bah-Humbug Sourpuss Ingrate Award. I could barely comprehend the letter from “Blue,” whose insensitive friends did not appreciate the lovely gesture of handmade cards. — Cheryl in Elk Grove, Calif. Dear Readers: I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent me handmade holiday cards. They brought cheer to my staff and to me. Thank you! — Love, Abby

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Daily activity induces hives for 73-year-old reader Dear Dr. Gott: I am begging for help, please. I am 73 years old and have lost 120 pounds on Weight Watchers. My problem is that when I walk, take a bath, get excited, angry or upset, I break out in hives that look like measles. And they’re so itchy! I have been to a few doctors, and they tell me to take antihistamine tablets, but I cannot tolerate them. I need to walk to keep my weight down and my “new” knees working. This started four years ago after having bilateral knee replacement, but I’m not sure if there is any connection. I walked three miles a day before but cannot do that any longer. I know you are busy but hope you will reply. I am willing to try anything. Dear Reader: Hives are red or white, raised, itchy welts that appear on the skin. They can be either acute or chronic. Acute hives can last from several minutes to up to six weeks. Chronic hives last



longer — perhaps for more than six months. As a general rule, hives are harmless and don’t leave any lasting marks, even when left untreated. A condition known as angioedema resembles hives but is more serious. It occurs deeper in the skin and can present with swelling, blisters, pain, abdominal cramping, severe swelling of the face, arms, hands, legs, feet and genitalia and, in severe cases, difficulty swallowing and/or breathing. Both conditions are triggered when mast cells release histamine and other chemicals into the bloodstream and skin. Causes might include exposure to latex, pollen,

animal dander, insect stings, shellfish, nuts, most medications, heat, cold, sunlight, emotional stress, exercise and a host of other possibilities. Hives and angioedema can occur in response to the body’s production of antibodies because of immunesystem disorders such as cancer, lupus, some thyroid disorders, hepatitis and other infections, and the common cold. Hereditary angioedema is linked with low levels or the abnormal functioning of specific blood proteins that play a rule in regulating how the immune system functions. If symptoms of either condition occur regularly and your physician cannot determine the cause, try a patch test, where an allergen is applied to the patch that is placed on the skin. Latex and medication reactions might be discovered. An intradermal test uses purified allergen extracts that are injected into the skin of the arm and

will likely determine whether a person is allergic to one or more substances, such as penicillin or insect venom. Testing that punctures, scratches or pricks the skin should identify food, pollen, animal dander and reactions to other substances. Treatment includes over-thecounter diphenhydramine, loratadine, cetirizine and chlorpheniramine; the application of cool, wet compresses; bathing with tepid water sprinkled with baking soda and/ or uncooked or colloidal oatmeal; and prescription levocetirizine, hydroxyzine and desloratadine. Severe cases might require the use of an oral corticosteroid. It appears your hives might be triggered primarily by physical and emotional stress. Consider yoga or tai chi instead of walking.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I have a serious problem with two people close to me: my boyfriend and my best friend. My boyfriend, Ray, despises my best friend, Beth, because he says that she is a nosey “busybody.” Beth dislikes Ray because she thinks he is so possessive that he has a mental problem. I tried to patch things up between them today, but it was no deal. Ray told me that if I didn’t get rid of Beth as a friend, he would stop seeing me. Beth said that she hates Ray, and if I continue dating him, she will no longer be my friend. I want Ray as a boyfriend and Beth as my best girlfriend, but I’m caught in the middle and don’t know what to do. Please help and hurry! — Nameless, Merrillville, Ind. Nameless: You did nothing wrong, so you shouldn’t have to choose one over the other.

Tell Ray and Beth that you intend to stay friends with both of them. It’s then up to them to decide what to do. In time, things should cool down. Dr. Wallace: I read in a teen magazine that a higher percentage of teenage girls smoke than boys. Was this a misprint? I find that statistic hard to believe. I know that girls smoke more now than they used to, but they still haven’t caught up with the boys when it comes to tobacco use. — Sharlene, Mansfield, Ohio. Sharlene: You weren’t reading a misprint! A higher percentage of teenage girls are, indeed, smoking than teenage boys. According to the American Lung Association, 41.6 percent of all teen girls smoke one or more cigarettes daily, compared to 39.4 percent of boys. Cigarette manufacturers

have been quick to capitalize on women’s expanded horizons and growing independence in recent years. Their advertising has depicted slim, secure females asserting themselves, enjoying life and smoking cigarettes. It’s a false but alluring image. The most shocking statis-

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those topsy-turvy days. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) —Some kind of critical objective that you were hoping to achieve might fall prey to negative circumstances of your own making. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You may have to contend with an arrangement similar to one that you handled

poorly in the past. Stop and re-evaluate what you’re doing, and profit from your past mistakes instead of repeating them. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — High hopes and good expectations have excellent chances of being fulfilled if you pursue them in a pragmatic manner.

01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 22, 1999, Lee Anthony Erves executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, National Association which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1169 at Page 771; and WHEREAS, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, N.A. being one and the same as Union Planters Bank, National Association has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated August 13, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1498 at Page 823 and re-recorded in Book 1516 at Page 768; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 25, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: PARCEL ONE: All of Lot Nine (9) of Block A of Lake Hill Park Subdivision, a plat of record in Deed Book 116 at Page 251 of the Warren County Land Records. PARCEL TWO: Part of Lot 33 of the D.R.W. Company's Woodland Hills Addition, a plat of which is recorded in Book 116 at Page 180 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; to get to the Point of Beginning, commence at the Northeast corner of Lot 33 of the Woodland Hills Addition, run thence South 17 degrees 22 minutes East along the West line of Lot #11 and Lot #10 of Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision 307.75 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 10 and Northwest corner of Lot 9 of said Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision, which point is the Point of Beginning of the parcel herein conveyed; run thence South 17 degrees 22 minutes East along the West side of Lot #8 of Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision 95 feet to a point; run thence North 87 degrees 30 minutes West 107.5 feet to a point; run thence North 17 degrees 22 seconds West 52.5 feet to a point which marks the Southwest corner of the parcel conveyed to Arthur L. Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Lou M. Gilmore, husband and wife; run thence North 71 degrees 52 minutes East along the South line of the parcel conveyed to Arthur L Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Lou• M. Gilmore 100 feet, Glass more or less, to the Point of Beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Quality Service Competitive Prices WITNESS MYatSIGNATURE Windshield Repair on #1 this 28th day of & Replacement Vans •2010. Cars • Trucks December, •Insurance Claims Welcome• J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE AUTO &• Massey, HOME • L.L.C. BUSINESS Shapiro Jason Barnes Drive, • 601-661-0900 1910 Lakeland Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 • Bulldozer & (601)981-9299 Construction 217 Buena Vista Vicksburg, MS 39180 09-103116DM Publish: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18(3t) CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded

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minutes East along the West line of Lot #11 and Lot #10 of Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision 307.75 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 10 and Northwest corner of Lot 9 of said Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision, which point is the Point of Beginning of the parcel herein conveyed; run thence South 17 degrees 22 minutes East along the West side of Lot #8 of Part A, Lake Hill Park Subdivision 95 feet to a point; run thence North 87 degrees 30 minutes West 107.5 feet to a point; run thence North 17 degrees 22 seconds West 52.5 feet to a point which marks the Southwest corner of the parcel conveyed to Arthur L. Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Lou M. Gilmore, husband and wife; run thence North 71 degrees 52 minutes East along the South line of the parcel conveyed to Arthur L Gilmore, Jr. and Tommie Lou M. Gilmore 100 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 28th day of December, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 217 Buena Vista Vicksburg, MS 39180 09-103116DM Publish: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18(3t)

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J.C. PARKS, DEBORAH PARKS, THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS HAVING AN INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY BEARING THE MUNICIPAL ADDRESS OF 211 LEALAND DR., VICKSBURG, MS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: J.C. Parks whose identity and current post office address and street address are unknown to the Plaintiff after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same. The Complaint against you, which is on file at the Warren County Chancery Court, Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the above numbered cause, is important and you must take immediate action to protect your rights. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Sean A. Southern, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2309 Oliver Road, Monroe, Louisiana, 71201. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 11th DAY OF January, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF 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 the seal of said Court, this 4 day of January, 2011. Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi 1009 Cherry Street P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39180 (seal) BY: Denise Bailey D.C. Publish: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI CAUSE NO.: 2010-319 GN PLAINTIFF BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP fka COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS Is the one you SERVICING, LP love VS. DEFENDANTS hurting you? J.C. PARKS, DEBORAH Call PARKS, Haven House Family THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF Shelter REVENUE, 601-638-0555 or AND ANY AND ALL 1-800-898-0860 PERSONS HAVING AN Services available to INTEREST IN THE women & children who are PROPERTY BEARING THE victims of MUNICIPAL ADDRESS OF 211 LEALAND DR., domestic violence and/or VICKSBURG, MS homeless: Shelter, counSUMMONS BY seling, group support. PUBLICATION (Counseling available by THE STATE OF appt.) MISSISSIPPI TO: J.C. Parks whose identity and current post office address and street address are unknown to the Plaintiff after diligent The and Warren Board of Supervisors will entertain applications search inquiryCounty to ascertain same. and resumes’ for the following open position: The Complaint against you, which is on file at the Warren County Chancery Court, Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the above numbered cause, is important and you must take immediate action to protect This position requires organizational and communication skills both your rights. Youorally are required to mail or combined with knowledge and experience with and writing, hand deliver a written payroll, to theaccounts Complaint payable, accounts receivable, and other clerical response filed against you in this accounting duties. action to Sean A. Southern, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 2309 Oliver Road, Resumes for 71201. this position will be accepted at the Chancery Clerk’s Monroe, Louisiana, YOUR RESPONSE MUST Office located on the First Floor of the Warren County Courthouse, BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT Street, LATER Vicksburg, Mississippi, between 8:00 am to 5:00 1009 Cherry THAN THIRTY DAYS pm Monday through AFTER THE 11th DAY OF Friday. The deadline to submit your resume is January, 2011, WHICH IS Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS If you have any questions, please contact Dot McGee, Chancery SUMMONS. IF YOUR Clerk at RESPONSE IS (601) NOT SO636-4415 or John Smith, County Administrator at MAILED OR DELIVERED, A (601) 634-8073. JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF 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 the seal of said Court, this 4 day of January, 2011. Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi • Printing • Construction • Signs 1009 Cherry Street P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39180 SPEEDIPRINT & (seal) BY:CONSTRUCTION Denise Bailey D.C. OFFICE SUPPLY Homes Publish:New 1/11, 1/18, 1/25(3t)

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07. Help Wanted


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17. Wanted To Buy

10. Loans And Investments

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

TO LOVING HOME only! Shar-Pei/ Labrador mix puppies. 4 males, 2 females, 6 weeks old, already wormed. 601-218-4697.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Assistant. 4111 Washington Street. Monday- Friday 9am-11am, 2pm- 4pm. Serious inquiries only.

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.

IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING for HVAC certified technician. Qualified candidates must be ambitious and energetic, 2 years experience is required and must include painting, plumbing and electrical. Each applicant must have a valid driver's license. Please fax resumes to: 601-9256030.

06. Lost & Found FOUND! SMALL BLACK dog with white chest and feet. Highway 27 area/ Canada Cross Road. 601529-2509. LOST 2 CATS! 10 year old gray tabby cat needs medication, Orange fluffy cat, goes by Garfield. 601529-9876.

LOST! MALE YELLOW LABRADOR. 2- 3 years old, wearing red collar, missing from Tucker Road/ Openwood Plantation vicinity. 601-634-8861.

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 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hours Monday- Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, Pay based on experience and qualifications. Contact Service Manager at 601-630-2952 or fax resume to 601-6365071 or e-mail EOE

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   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " OPENING FOR CABLE TECHNICIAN in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Send resume to: 595 Burnham Road, Brandon, MS 390422008.

OUR FLEET IS GROWING!!! Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc is Hiring Experienced Flatbed Drivers Home most weekends Guarantee pay Requirements Include: •23 years old •Class A CDL •1 Yr tractor/ trailer exp. •Clean MVR For more information call Mary @ 1-800-844-6458 OPT 1 or Complete Questionnaire @

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12. Schools & Instruction ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162.

13. Situations Wanted

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.


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

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

MATTRESS SETS, DINING room sets, living rooms sets. 12 months no interest financing. Discount Furniture. 601-638-7191. MOVING SALE! King & full bedroom sets, Oak dinning set, TV, Futon and chair, kitchen set, piano. 601-994-3265. OAK FIREWOOD FOR sale. Cut to your specifications! 601-636-9352, 601-218-1275. OAK FIREWOOD FOR SALE. DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 601-630-7085. OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002.

Highway 61 South

601-636-6631 Currently has

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

Please adopt today!

3508 South Washington Street


TOY POODLES, Pomeranians, Peke a poo, Shih tzu, Maltese, Chihuahuas, Mini Dachshunds, Schnauzers, 318-498-1965 318-728-5128.

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USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

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

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

DELUXE OFFICE SPACE- Wisconsin Avenue. 680 square feet- $450. 1100 square feet- $850. Call 601-634-6669.

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

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease

2 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACES . Great location. Utilities and janitorial included. $550/ $900 month. 601-638-4050.

28. Furnished Apartments $700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747. COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

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

Tired of high utility bills? COUNTRY LIVING at it’s BEST! Newly remodeled Apartments! Great Neighborhood! Ask about our January & February SPECIAL!

601-415-8735 CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North New Year’s Special

One Month FREE rent!


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

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

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

MARSHALL APARTMENTS 821 Speed Street Newly remodeled apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar $425 monthly (water included) 601-619-6800

601-636-4545 ext. 181

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

McMillin Real Estate

30. Houses For Rent

Licensed in MS and LA

3 BEDROOMS, 1½ BATH, very private location, $675 monthly plus deposit. Serious inquiries. 601-415-0784. 3614 SECURITY STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 monthly, deposit/ references. 601-636-6859. Large older home, 3 bedroom 2 bath, fenced back and front yard, close to town $1,195 a month. 601831-4506. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

401 Sea Island, Lakefront, 3/2, furnished, $1025. 100 Sea Island, Utilities furnished, 2/2 furniture furnished, $900. Call Bette Paul-Warner, 601-218-1800. McMillin Real Estate

31. Mobile Homes For Rent MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 28X60 MOBILE OFFICES, Classrooms, portable church and other uses. 601-2185656, 601-218-2582.

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

IRONWOOD: 2 VACANT lots. Owner will finance. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

40. Cars & Trucks 1993 FORD F-150. Blue, regular cab. $6,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601638-1252. Dealer.

1999 MAZDA B4000. 2 wheel drive, Cab plus. $6,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU Interior is in good shape and runs! $4,000 Or Best Offer. Call 601-529-9448 2001 HONDA ACCORD. Silver, 4 door. $4,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2002 DODGE DURANGO. White, 4 door, SLT. $9,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-6381252. Dealer.




VAN GUARD APARTMENTS 1 Two bedroom town house, 1 two bedroom flat with washer/ dryer hook ups. $500 monthly, $99 deposit. Management 601-631-0805.

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

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! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

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

2150 South Frontage Road

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

35. Lots For Sale

1999 FORD RANGER. Tan, 2 wheel drive, SuperCab, 6 foot box XL. $7,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-6381252. Dealer.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

33. Commercial Property

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

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34. Houses For Sale

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

601-636-6490 LAKEFRONT HOME Beautiful views. Lake Providence, LA. 4,463 square feet, 4 bedroom 3.5 bath. 1 acre lot. Appraised $220,000. Island Point Drive 225-229-7559. RARE VICKSBURG HOME WITH LAND! Beautiful brick home in Timberlane with 5.5 acres. 1500 square feet, new inside. $169,000. Bound to sell quickly! Call Owner 601-8316415

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

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SMALL HAIR SALON. Wisconsin Avenue, only $425 monthly! 601-6346669.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

FURNISHED ROOMS FOR rent. Utilities, maid service included. Port Gibson, Mississippi. 15 minutes from Grand Gulf. $625/ month. 601-437-5300.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

SEASON RED OAK FIREWOOD. long bed truck, stacked, good load. $70 601-415-9760.

Call the Shelter for more information.

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

14. Pets & Livestock


33. Commercial Property


SCAG WILDCAT. 1 owner, 25 horse power, 52 inch cut, only 681 hours. Excellent condition. $4000. 601218-4371.


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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

NEED BABYSITTING JOB. $100 a week. Anytime, plus weekends. 601618-9197, 601-630-9529.

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

24. Business Services

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT


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







Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500. 2 wheel drive, extended cab work truck, dark Charcoal. $9,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500. 2 wheel drive, Extended cab work truck. $13,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2005 CHEVROLET TAHOE. White, 4 door, Z71, 4 wheel drive. $19,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2005 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo. White, 4 door. $13,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2006 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Light gray, 4 door, 2 wheel drive, LT. $15,458. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT. Silver, 4 door sedan. $11,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2007 CHEVROLET COBALT LT. 4 door, sedan. $10,999. Call Billy Bennett at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2007 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS. White, 4 door sedan. $13,595. Call Billy Bennett at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE. 2 wheel drive, 4 door, 1500 LT, Flex Fuel. $30,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2007 HONDA PILOT EXL. Auto, 2 wheel drive with leather. $21,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA. Gray, 4 door sedan, auto LE. $12,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA. 4 door sedan, 2.5S. $16,995. Call Billy Bennett at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT. White $14,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2009 CHRYSLER SEBRING. 4 door sedan, slate gray LX. $15,495. Call Billy Bennett at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2009 JEEP WRANGLER. 4 wheel drive, hard top, 2 door. Dark green, cruise, CD, air, 6 speed, 12,000 miles. Like new. $19,500. 601-218-8109. 2010 CHEVROLET HHR LT. Auto, 4 door, silver. $19,995. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer.

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

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995 BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

Discover a new world of o p po rt unit y w it h

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

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


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