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Votes on commission members rescinded ‘I’d like to publicly apologize to Mr. Hill and Mr. Jones...’

By Danny Barrett Jr.


Chamber to honor 17 at banquet

With earlier Warren County supervisor votes officially rescinded, Tom Hill remains District 1’s representative on the Vicksburg Bridge Commission and Johnny Moss chaired the Warren County Port Commission Tuesday, as an attempt by county supervisors to supplant both was rescinded officially.

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Supervisors’ unanimous vote to rescind came with a public apology from District 1 Supervisor John Arnold,

who steered split votes to replace Hill with Wesley B. Jones, an electrical contractor and his stepson, and to reconsider Moss’ status on the port board. “I’d like to publicly apologize to Mr. Hill and Mr. Jones for the inconveniences that may have been caused to them,” Arnold said after votes followed his motions to retain Hill, a retired engiSee County, Page A8.

Property appraisals delayed until firm is picked for work By Danny Barrett Jr. Reappraisals of homes, businesses, farmland and personal property in Vicksburg and Warren County for tax purposes won’t start for at least another month, as Warren County supervisors voted Monday to

open the job for public bid instead of hiring a firm preferred by Tax Assessor Angela Brown. The 3-2 vote was a choice of two legal avenues — one borne of the Legislature last year in House Bill 1214, which added licensed See Appraisals, Page A8.

WEATHER Tonight: clear, lows in the lower 30s Thursday: sunny, highs in the mid-60s Mississippi River:

23.6 feet Fell: 0.7 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


DEATHS • Helen Juanita Bane • John Carrol Gipson • Luetta Lowe • James Robert Lynch Sr.


TODAY IN HISTORY 1778: English navigator James Cook reaches the present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich Islands.” 1943: The Soviets announce they’ve broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad. 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. 1952: Jerome “Curly” Howard of Three Stooges fame dies at 48. 1967: Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” is convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. 2002: 1970s radical-turnedsuburban mother Sara Jane Olson (formerly Kathleen Soliah) is sentenced in Los Angeles to 20 years to life in prison for plotting to blow up a pair of police cars 27 years earlier.

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The Interstate 20 and U.S. 80 bridges over the Mississippi River appear to rise from a thick fog late Tuesday after a day of rain and dropping temperatures. The National Weather Service is forecasting dry skies until Friday, with

a 20 percent chance of showers at the end of the work week. Temperatures are forecast to drop to the low 30s tonight and Wednesday night.


Housing authority ends contract for police patrols By John Surratt Faced with a projected operating deficit of more than $500,000 for fiscal 2012, the Vicksburg Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to end its law enforcement contract with the Vicksburg Police Department. “This takes up half of our maintenance and operating budget,” commissioner Jay Kilroy said. “We can’t afford the service at this time.” The board’s action came after discussing finances with housing authority executive director Ben Washington, who was hired in December to succeed Dannie Walker, who left in September to take a similar position with the Ozark, Ala., Housing Authority. Washington said he would meet with city authorities to determine a termination date. The city and the VHA first signed a contract for extra police security in May 2010, and renewed it during the summer. Washington said VHA pays the city for the extra patrols

AG Hood wants judge to revoke some pardons By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

A bus enters through a gate this morning at Waltersville Estates. on a monthly basis, adding that the city received $145,000 for extra patrol service in fiscal 2011. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield said the renewed contract was for about $160,000. He said no one from VHA had talked to him about the contract. “I know it was a tough decision for them to make,” Winfield said. “Everyone is trying to cut

costs. The program was successful. It cut the number of (police) calls from those areas and the incidents of violence, and helped reduce the amount of drug activity. I hope they can find an alternate source of security.” Police Chief Walter Armstrong said the police department will

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he’ll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion. Hood said the five former trusties — four of them convicted of murder, one of robbery — failed to meet the state constitutional requireJim ment of publishing a legal Hood notice for 30 days in a local newspaper to let people know they’re seeking a pardon. As trusties, the five men did odd jobs such as cooking, cleaning and serving food at the mansion in downtown Jackson. They were released from prison days before Barbour, a Republican, finished his second term on Jan. 10. Section 124 of the Mississippi Constitution

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Vicksburg residents owing the city back fines for traffic or misdemeanor offenses can avoid a visit to Municipal Court if they’re paid between Feb. 1 and March 31. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday approved the two-month

amnesty period to give residents with old fines a chance to pay them and reduce the city’s backlog of unpaid fines. The city accountant’s office said the city has an estimated $2.6 million in unpaid or partially collected fines, and Municipal Court administrator Janice Carter said some are 20 years old. She said the old fines cover pen-

alties for traffic offenses and criminal offenses such as shoplifting, trespassing and malicious mischief. “It’s a mix,” she said. “We’ve got some fines that are very old, and some that are very recent, like 2 years old.” Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield said about $100,000 has been recovered through the

amnesty program since he took office in 2009. “The law will not let us write off these back fines,” he said. “We have to try and collect them. Some of these fines, we’ll never be able to collect because the tickets were given to people passing through and we can’t find them. We try to do this around tax time, when

people have some extra money and can afford to pay their fines and avoid the embarrassment of being arrested. “This has been a good program and it has allowed people to take care of a lot of issues,” Winfield said. In another matter, the See City, Page A8.


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Mardi Gras parade returning to Washington Street By John Surratt Vicksburg’s 11th annual Mardi Gras parade will return to Washington Street this year, despite an earlier discussion of possibly moving it to Cherry Street. Main Street executive director Kim Hopkins told the Board of Directors Tuesday that she will meet with Vicksburg police chief Walter Armstrong and workers from the city’s street department to discuss keeping the crossing streets along the parade route open until just before

the parade starts, at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18. In December, the board discussed changing the route because of complaints last year from Washington Street merchants who said barricades, which were installed at 8 a.m. and removed at 4 p.m., were kept up too long and prevented customers from reaching stores and restaurants. “Anything that will keep the traffic flowing as long as it can will be good,” said Highway 61 Coffee Shop owner Daniel Boone. “I understand the need for the barricades, but last year, they kept them up

too long.” In other action, the board: • Received an update on Main Street’s office on the third floor of the old Levee Street Depot. Hopkins said she toured the third floor, adding that she believes Main Street might be able to move in by late February or in March. • Discussed the annual meeting, which is expected to be in March. A date and location have not been selected. • Discussed the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week approved advertising for a market manager and

Three men were arrested Tuesday while trying to sell for scrap a cast-iron kettle reported stolen from a south Vicksburg front yard, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. Clifton Walker, 28, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, Apt. 10A; Clifton Davis, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, Apt. 13A; and Eddie Good, 1208 Magnolia St., Port Gibson, were picked up at 12:17 p.m. at Vicksburg Recycling, 4766 N. Washington St., Stewart said. The kettle had been reported missing a short time earlier from a home in the 4000 block of U.S. 61 South, he said. While investigating, a police officer called various recycling places and was told that someone was at Vicksburg Recycling attempting to sell one, said Stewart. The three were taken to the Warren County Jail and later released after each posted $2,500 bond.

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A Vicksburg man was charged with sale of cocaine Tuesday, said police Capt. Bobby Stewart. Michael Bester, 35, 90-A Hicks Hill Lane, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Bowman Street, said Stewart. Officers recognized Bester as the subject of a warrant and stopped him while driving, the captain said. Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

William Furlong, food and beverage manager at DiamondJacks Casino, shows Linda Moss one of the soups that was prepared for the Winter Soup Workshop at the Southern

BancorpSouth is collecting coats, hats, gloves and blankets until Jan. 31 for donation to shelters in Warren County. “We are looking for items in good condition,” said Pam Pugh, an executive assistant at BancorpSouth. “This

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CLUBS Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Sue Tolbert of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, speaker. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601634-4174. Hester Flowers Garden Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Cobb House, 1302 Adams St. MXO Pearls Girls — 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Vicksburg ASU office, 1514 Cherry St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS BancorpSouth — Collecting coats, hats, gloves and blankets for local shelters; drop off at any Vicksburg branch. Serenity Overeaters Anony-

mous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., exercises; 12:30 p.m. LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Dormancy — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday; Lynette McDougald, University Florist; interactive video program; materials list available from or 601-636-5442; 1100-C Grove St. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. “Forever Plaid” — Musical comedy; 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; tickets, 601-636-0471 or www.vicksburgtheatreguild. com. Free ACT Workshop — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, VHS, 3701 Drummond St.; sign-up with counselors; sponsored by Alcorn Alumni Chapter; Walter Sheriff, 601-638-7812, or Edna

County Chamber of Commerce and city and county officials in February, and approved travel for Hopkins and a board member to attend the national Main Street Convention in Baltimore in April. • Discussed the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi state convention in Vicksburg, Feb. 2 - 5. • Discussed “To Vicksburg With Love,” — Four Seasons of the Arts, Feb. 14 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center; Hit the Bricks, March 8; and Riverfest, April 20 - 21.

dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at any BancorpSouth branch in Vicksburg: 820 South St., 1240 U.S. 61 North, 3134 Indiana Ave., and 3312 Pemberton Blvd.

Steed, 601-529-2310. Homebuyer Education Workshop — 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; Public Library; must attend all day to receive certificate; must preregister, Leona Stringer, 601-634-4520. March For Life — 10 a.m. Saturday; from St. Aloysius parking lot to Right to Life monument at Cedar Hill Cemetery; led by Knights of Columbus Council 898; Charles Hahn, 601-821-1057. Book-Signing — 2 p.m. Saturday; local authors Dwain Butler, “Einstein Redux” and Donna Clark, “The Lone Horseman”; free admission; SCHC, 1302 Adams St.; 601631-2997. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Grassfire; donations appreciated. WCSHC/USDA Outreach — Meeting for small farmers, landowners and homeowners, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Hermanville District Four Barn, 13004 Mississippi 18; Frank Taylor, 601-291-2704 or Mardi Gras Wreath Work-


from staff reports Bond was set at $20,000 for Bester, but he was being held in the Warren County Jail for Mississippi Department of Corrections officials for a probation violation on a previous conviction of felony eluding, Stewart said.

Chrome hot in thefts on Pearl, Oak Chrome auto parts were reported stolen in two grand larcenies reported in the city, said Capt. Bobby Stewart. Tuesday at 7:08 a.m., four 24-inch chrome rims and tires valued at $2,500 were reported stolen from a 2012 Dodge Challenger in the 2600 block of Pearl Street. About a block away, a Billet custom chrome grille valued at $600 was reported stolen just after midnight this morning from the front of a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice in the 2500 block of Oak Street. Stewart said it was not known if the two thefts were related.

Lorman man held for probation violation A Lorman man was jailed for a probation violation Tuesday, jail records showed. Marquis Robinson, 30, 21221 U.S. 61 South, was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail.

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Four found guilty Four convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Edwin Castillo Gomez, 26, 711 Belva Drive, No. 5, was fined $775.50

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Cultural Heritage Center Tuesday. Twentysix people attended the workshop that cost $30 for foundation members and $35 for nonmembers.

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assistant manager. Both jobs are part-time and are paid through a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. Kristen Meehan said she is meeting with city IT director Billy Gordon about the market’s website. • Approved travel for Hopkins and Meehan to attend event and festival training sponsored by Mississippi Main Street and the Mississippi Art Council in Bay St. Louis on Tuesday. In related matters, the board approved travel for Hopkins to go to Washington, D.C., with the Vicksburg-Warren

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shop — 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 2; Beau Lutz, presenter; reservations required, 601-631-2997 or; SCHC, 1302 Adams St.

CHURCHES Beech Grove M.B. — City Wide Revival Crusade, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Minister Charles Reed, speaker; 150 Redbone Road. Share a Prayer — 6:30 p.m. Friday; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; Alma Smith, 601-6368628; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg. The Word Church — Destiny Push Ministries women’s fellowship, 10 a.m. Saturday; Pastor Wanda Pitts, speaker; Bishop Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.

Shiloh Baptist — Trustees and deacons business meeting, 11:30 a.m. Saturday; regular meeting, noon; 920 Meadow St. Travelers Rest Baptist — First praise dance and mime extravaganza, 3 p.m. Saturday; all churches invited; 610-6363712 or 601-529-1972.

• Charlie Queen, 29, 123 Roseland Drive, was fined $775.50. • Peggy D. Schaeffer, 62, 1015 South St., was fined $775.50 • Asinia Zahir Standback, 33, 701 Adams St., No. 4, was fined $775.50 No convictions were reported in Warren County Justice Court.

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Jackson businessman Irby found dead; no foul play suspected By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — A prominent Jackson businessman took his own life Tuesday, days after his wife was released from prison by then-Gov. Haley Barbour. Jackson Police spokeswoman Colendula Green said emergency officials were called to Stuart M. Irby’s home shortly after 8 p.m. and he was pronounced dead at 9:04 p.m. She said Irby hanged himself. “There were no signs of foul play,” Green said. In 2010, Irby settled a $60 mil-

lion lawsuit filed by the estates of two doctors killed in a 2009 wreck for an undisclosed amount. His wife, Karen Irby, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for two counts of manslaughter. Barbour last week ordered her released on conditional clemency. Department of Corrections records show she is out on house arrest. Green said Karen Irby was not at the home where Stuart M. Irby’s body was found. The Irbys previously filed for divorce, but it was not immediately clear late Tuesday whether the divorce was ever finalized.

Karen Irby was among more than 200 people convicted of crimes who received some sort of reprieve Stuart from RepubIrby lican Barbour in the days before his second term ended Jan. 10. Most of the people received full pardons, some received medical releases and some suspended sentences. Karen Irby was the only person who received conditional clemency from Barbour. He ordered

that she serve three years on house arrest, plus two years under Department of Corrections supervision. Stuart M. Irby had made headlines since February 2009 when he and Karen Irby were involved in a fiery crash that injured them and killed two doctors on Old Canton Road in northeast Jackson. Karen Irby was driving and her husband was a passenger in a MercedesBenz when it collided with a pickup driven by Dr. Daniel Mark Pogue. Pogue and his fiancee, Dr. Lisa Dedousis, died in the head-on collision. The families of the victims

settled a $60 million lawsuit against the Irbys. Stuart Irby was part of the family that had created the Stuart C. Irby Co., a large electrical distributor bought in 2005 by French firm Sonepar. In 2011, Jim Hood rejected filing criminal charges against Stuart Irby in the crash. The family of Dedousis had sought the charges after Karen Irby claimed that her husband had pulled her hair and struck her in the face just before the accident. Karen Irby later declined to take a polygraph. Stuart Irby’s lawyers said he had no memory of the accident

because he suffered a traumatic brain injury in the wreck. Also last year, Stuart Irby faced charges of cyber stalking against a minor in Madison, in a case involving Lee Bounds, an ex-husband of Karen Irby. Court papers said Irby took Bounds’ family to lunch, and later e-mailed Bounds a digitally altered picture of Bounds’ 17-year-old daughter. Court papers said Irby had put the daughter’s face on the body of an adult female wearing a swimsuit. The charges were dismissed after a psychiatrist said Irby had suffered a permanent brain injury.

State mulling system Coast leaders Bryant plans to talk specifics present plans in first State of the State speech to evaluate teachers to hold BP to its promise By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

GAUTIER (AP) — Federal and state officials have presented plans to hold BP to its promise to make the Gulf whole in the wake of the 2010 oil-spill disaster. A meeting Tuesday night in Gautier attracted more than 100 people. It was the first of three scheduled along the Mississippi Coast and 12 along the northern Gulf as trustees work on getting a first round of restoration projects going, even as the total amount of damage is still being determined. There are two projects proposed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Mississippi projects, which were announced in December, are the Mississippi Oyster Cultch Restoration in Hancock and Harrison counties, which includes 1,430 acres of cultch restoration to benefit oysters in the Mississippi Sound, at an estimated cost of $11 million; and Mississippi Artificial Reef Habitat in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, involving 100 acres of nearshore artificial reef, at an estimated cost of $2.6 million.

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he’ll offer specific policy proposals when he gives his first State of the State address Tuesday. “I’ll try to work on the themes that were part of the inaugural address, but narrow them down, actually talk about specific legislation that I think will affect education, that will affect job creation,” Republican Bryant said Tuesday before speaking to the Mississippi Hospital Association. “We’ll talk about the budget process, of course. We’re going to try to narrow that vision to specifics,” he said. The speech is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the south steps of the Capitol. In the case of inclement weather, the speech will be moved to its usual spot, in the House chamber. When Bryant began his fouryear term Jan. 10, a chance of rain forced the inaugural ceremonies inside the Capitol. If he gets to give his State of the State speech outside, that will provide a chance to use the platform built for the inauguration. Bryant said Associated Builders & Contractors and the Mississippi General Contractors Association “worked

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Gov. Phil Bryant speaks to a member of the Mississippi Hospital Association on Tuesday. so hard on that, dedicated so much time, it’s just a shame not to use it,” Bryant said Tuesday. “So if the weather’s pretty, we’re going to go out about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, hopefully we’ll light the Capitol up a little bit, it’ll be a beautiful night.” Bryant was elected governor in November after serving one term as lieutenant governor. He was state auditor from late 1996 to early 2008. He said he hopes a large audience will attend the speech if

Corinth seeks city-only liquor election CORINTH — The city of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The board of aldermen voted 5-1 Tuesday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argue the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of the process. State law requires a countywide vote on liquor issues even though liquor could be sold only by the drink or in package stoies in cities of 2,500 people or more.

Police seek driver in fatal hit and run GULFPORT — Gulfport police are trying to determine if businesses along Pass Road have surveillance tapes that could help identify a motorist who left the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident Saturday night. Capt. Neal Stachura said


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 43-year-old Larnie Whitfield of Gulfport was first struck by a westbound pickup, and then was struck by an unidentified vehicle whose driver left the scene.

Rankin County mulls shelter ordinance BRANDON — Rankin County supervisors are considering an ordinance that would establish space requirements and animal population limits on shelters in the county. During its Tuesday meeting, the board continued its discussion on the ordinance, asking Roy Edwards, the county’s community development director, about operations at two Jackson shelters. Edwards told the board Community Animal Rescue and Adoptions and Mississippi Animal Rescue League both house their animals

indoors. At issue is Rankin’s sole nokill animal shelter, Animal Rescue Fund, and complaints from neighbors over the noise and conditions at its facilities.

Biloxi Margaritaville set to open in May BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant is scheduled to open the week of May 20 in East Biloxi. Karen Sock, general manager of Margaritaville, made the announcement Tuesday during a meeting of the Biloxi City Council. Sock said the resort will create 1,000 jobs and open up the Point Cadet area for future development. That area of Biloxi is still mostly empty lots. The Biloxi council has agreed to provide funds to landscape and fix the road leading to the casino.

it’s outside. “A lot of people didn’t get to come to the inaugural, a lot of people have never seen a State of the State address because it’s so close in most chambers,” Bryant said. “And so, hopefully, I’d like to open it up and have people that are working downtown or people who are in the metro area or throughout the state of Mississippi come and enjoy hearing the State of the State address.”

TUPELO (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year. It would be used to help identify training needs of individual teachers, said Daphne Buckley, deputy state superintendent for quality professionals and special schools. Buckley said there is not currently a statewide evaluation system. She said individual districts have their own methods. The new model will assess five areas: planning, assessment, instruction, learning environment and professional responsibility. “We want to see the strong

teachers so we can draw from their strengths, and we want to see if teachers have challenges so we can address those challenges in order to improve their practice,” Buckley said. She said the program will use both classroom observations and student growth from one year to the next. The method for measuring that growth has not yet been determined. Evaluations likely will rank teachers in a range of performance measures from unsatisfactory to emerging to effective to distinguished. Its results would be used to provide a better grasp of a teacher’s strengths and weaknesses, Buckley said.

2 injured in Marion tornado COLUMBIA (AP) — At least two people were injured and numerous trees and utility lines pulled down when a tornado swept through southern Marion County. Ed Agre, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said the twister touched down just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. It destroyed at least one mobile home and heavily damaged a few more homes

in the area. Agre did not have any details on how the people were injured. Agre said a survey team was heading to the site today to collect data that will help determine the tornado’s strength. The county sheriff’s office said the roads have since been cleared and the severe weather has moved east, out of the area.


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Republicans The lucky, the angry, the scary Those Republicans who will vote in the near future on their choice for a presidential nominee can look to Iowa and see who is the luckiest politician in America, the angriest politician in America and, at least to GOP insiders, the scariest politician in America. The luckiest politician is Rick Santorum, who surged from Nowheresville to within eight votes of Mitt Romney in Iowa caucuses on January 3. It was Santorum’s turn at the top of the polls, and it came at just the right time. The social conservatives, fiscal conservatives and evangelicals who make up the Tea Party had swooned for Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich — only to lose interest in all of them. Santorum gained their favor just in time for Iowa.

Will the Tea Party’s support solidify behind the ex-senator from Pennsylvania? It may, if enough of the low scorers throw their support to him. The angriest politician is Newt Gingrich, who was the darling of hard-right conservatives about three weeks ago but saw his poll numbers plummet. He blames attack ads paid for by Romney’s moneyed buddies. Gingrich is feisty pretty much 24/7, but have we seen him really, truly angry? Doubtful. As Tom Cruise said in the first “Mission: Impossible” movie, “You’ve never seen me very upset.” Maybe we will in the next debate. Speaking of impossible missions, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, whose aggressive stance on budget-cutting scares the bejabbers out of Republican establishment types, placed a

respectable third in Iowa. He won’t win the nomination. Neither will he rule out a third-party try. That scares the GOP even more. And what of Romney, who squeaked to first place? He may not be America’s dullest politician, but most Republicans don’t seem to like him; 75 percent in Iowa favored somebody else. He hasn’t convinced the GOP he’s conservative enough. That will matter less as November nears and Republicans hanker for someone who is “electable” against President Obama. They could get behind Romney just to get Obama out of the White House. Someone said in a recent letter that he’ll support anybody who can beat Obama. For Republicans, Mr. Romney may be Mr. Anybody.


50 YEARS AGO: 1962

James W. Conn, formerly of Vicksburg, dies in Jackson. • Julius Piazza and bride of Kansas City, and Joe Piazza of Crystal Springs are in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Whitcomb announce the birth of a son, Craig, on Jan. 27. • Raymond Rumdell, superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park, receives a transfer to Cape Hatteras national seashore. • Charles V. Thomas graduates from Mississippi State University.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 Capt. J.P. Curphy of the Salvation Army is in the city. • A Salvation Army post is to be established here soon. • George Martin is married to Miss L.A. Hoxie.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 Edgar Leyens goes to New York on business. • Capt. Jonas Stafford and policeman Ernest Rollison are on the sick list.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Joe Lewis becomes a local salesman for Swift and Co. • Capt. and Mrs. Q.K. Wilds return from Chicago and other places. • John Christian leaves for the Chicago auto show. • Mrs. M.L. Spiers dies.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 A Vicksburg Evening Post headline reads “China plans to Declare War on Japan.” • The St. Francis Xavier Academy flower carnival proves a huge success. • Eleanor Wright returns to her home in Jackson after visiting relatives here.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 Dr. and Mrs. Harry F. Pierce of Vicksburg die in a wreck on Interstate 20 just west of Edwards. • Charles Abraham, new president of the Heart of Vicksburg Business Association, presents a plaque to Ellis Koury, outgoing president, at the association’s annual meeting.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 The Monroe Apartments are a total loss as fire whips through the 10-unit structure. • A fourvehicle accident involves William Brown, Cecil Crosby, Polly Sepulvado and Anna Nicholson. All escape serious injury. • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Asher celebrate their 50th anniversary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992

Alice Adele Head accepts a position with Selective Service Board No. 2.

Charles Earl Battle, 24, pleads guilty to murder in the deaths of Laymon Gomer Sneed; his wife, Evelyn Cox Sneed; and her mother, Sadie Cox. • A tip leads police to a wooded area where 40 marijuana plants are found in two makeshift greenhouses. • Jerry and Pam Beard are pictured in their new restaurant, Tavern in the Park. • Maggie K. Martin, 99, dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952

10 YEARS AGO: 2002

Plans for the annual Brotherhood Banquet are announced by the Rev. W.F. Mansell, chairman. • Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor star in “A Place in the Sun” at the Saenger Theatre.

Reggie Christmas shows off an eight-point buck he bagged off Bovina Cut-off Road. • Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi recognizes Rep. George Flaggs for championing tobacco control issues. • Connie Norwood joins the staff of First Realty Inc.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942

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Wikipedia editors question site’s blackout Critics say protest could threaten credibility of their work

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The Wikipedia website today

NEW YORK (AP) — Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet’s mostvisited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten the credibility of their work. “My main concern is that it puts the organization in the role of advocacy, and that’s a slippery slope,” said editor Robert Lawton, a Michigan computer consultant who would prefer that the encyclopedia stick to being a neutral repository of

knowledge. “Before we know it, we’re blacked out because we want to save the whales.” Wikipedia’s English-language site shut down at 11 p.m. Tuesday and the organization said it would stay down for 24 hours. Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.” It carried a link to information about the two congressional bills and details about how to reach lawmakers. It is the first time the English site has been blacked out.

Wikipedia’s Italian site came down once briefly in protest to an Internet censorship bill put forward by the Berlusconi government. The bill did not advance. The shutdown adds to a growing body of critics who are speaking out against the legislation. But some editors are so uneasy with the move that they have blacked out their own user profile pages or resigned their administrative rights on the site to protest. Some likened the site’s decision to fighting censorship with censorship. One of the site’s own “five

pillars” of conduct says that Wikipedia “is written from a neutral point of view.” The site strives to “avoid advocacy, and we characterize information and issues rather than debate them.” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales argues that the site can maintain neutrality in content even as it takes public positions on issues. The Wikimedia Foundation, which administers the site, announced the blackout late Monday, after polling its community of volunteer contributors.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


gold standard

Ron Paul gives new life to an old issue

Fr o m s t a f f a n d A P r e p o r t s

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smart money Q: Thank you for your column, which we read in the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald. Our granddaughter will go to college next fall. She has not chosen one yet, but she is assured of at least one or two scholarships. My husband and I have put a small amount, about $5,000, in savings bonds for this (we are BRUCE riskphobic!) and intend for the money to go strictly toward education — tuition, books or board. How should we administer this? Do colleges generally have an account we can deposit into for just these items, or will we have to write separate checks as the needs come up? — S.C.,


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via e-mail A: As you have noted, this is not a large amount of money in the context of today’s college education costs. This amount of money could be easily applied to expenses that you would pay directly for your granddaughter and that would be eaten up in the course of one year, even at a low-cost community college. Another option might be to tell your granddaughter that you’d like to help and offer to pay for all of her books. She could give you a list with the price of the books. You, in turn, could give her a check, or you could ask for a bill from the bookstore. If she or her parents object to this in any way, tell them very clearly that if they don’t want to play by your rules, there will be no game. •

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing double-digit inflation in 1981, Congress created a commission to consider a role for gold in U.S. monetary policy. The 17-member panel rejected the idea of returning America to the gold standard — except for two dissenting members. One was a little-known congressman from Texas named Ron Paul. Today, Paul’s strong race for the Republican presidential nomination is drawing new attention to a notion that long has been a cherished cause for a small group of conservatives but is considered a relic of history by mainstream economists and politicians. Paul and his supporters would like to set a firm value for the U.S. dollar, much like when it was pegged to a specific amount of gold. They say prices would be stable and inflation controlled because the government couldn’t print more money than it had gold

to back it up. This approach, Paul maintains, would address many of the economy’s problems. Other RepubRon lican candiPaul dates haven’t joined him, though, and most experts dismiss the scheme as completely unfeasible in the modern global economy. For one thing, it would require most other countries to change their monetary systems. It would also preclude the ways that nations now manage the ups and downs of their economic cycles. “Is it feasible to go back to something called ‘the gold standard’? The answer is no,” said Edwin Truman, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, who has written about gold and monetary policy.

Stocks edge higher on hopes for IMF boost NEW YORK — Wall Street opened higher today following reports that the International Monetary Fund could get more cash to help countries struggling to manage their debt. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 43 points at 12,483 after the first half-hour of trading. That’s an increase of 0.4 percent. Bank of America Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are the Dow’s leading stocks. BofA rose 2.6 percent, JPMorgan 2 percent. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. jumped 3.5 percent after the investment bank reported earnings that trumped analysts’ expectations. Profit still sank 58 percent in the last three months of 2011, a result of sinking interest rates and volatile financial markets. The S&P 500 index is up 5 points to 1,298. The Nasdaq is up 16 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,744.

Oil refinery to close in U.S. Virgin Islands ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — The president of the giant Hovensa LLC refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands said the refinery will close and become an oil storage terminal. Brian Lever said the shutdown on the island of St. Croix will occur by the middle of next month. He said in a statement Wednesday that losses at the refinery have totaled $1.3 billion over the past three years.



Germany lowers 2012 growth forecast BERLIN — Germany’s government cut the country’s 2012 growth forecast for this year from 1 percent to 0.7 percent — its second reduction in three months. As recently as October, the prediction was 1.8 percent. Germany’s economy, the world’s fourth-largest, is thought to have contracted by up to 0.3 percent in last year’s fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period, though final numbers aren’t due until next month.

Japan might extend cap on nuke plants TOKYO — Japan’s planned 40-year cap on nuclear power plants could be extended up to 20 years, the government said today. Japan currently does not have a limit on the operational lifespan of reactors, and the government had hinted when it announced the cap that extensions were a possibility. The proposed legislation requiring plants to shutter after 40 years is part of the government’s campaign to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

House to vote against debt hike WASHINGTON — The House today is kicking off another session under GOP control by staging a vote against raising the government’s borrowing cap by $1.2 trillion as permitted under last summer’s bipartisan debt and budget pact. Under that law, supported by top GOP leaders on Capitol Hill, the debt limit is automatically raised 15 days after the president officially notifies lawmakers that the government is close to the current $15.2 trillion cap — unless Congress votes to deny the borrowing increase. The measure to block the debt increase is expected to pass the House easily. But it’s a dead issue in the Senate.

Race to the Top getting facelift The Obama administration’s Race to the Top education competition is getting a facelift. Congress approved allowing local school districts to compete for federal dollars and not just states. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled today to address a committee meeting of the


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, where he is expected to encourage mayors to promote participation in the revamped competition. Already, billions of dollars have been awarded to winning states in the competition in exchange for making educational reforms favored by the administration. Congress approved $550 million for the competition in this budget year.

Occupy protesters mass outside White House WASHINGTON — An apparent smoke bomb was thrown over the fence of the White House as hundreds of Occupy protesters massed outside the gates. No arrests were made, but people inside the White House were prevented from exiting on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building. The president and his wife, Michelle, were at a nearby restaurant celebrating her 48th birthday at the time of the incident.

“The United States does not have the capacity to run such a system in the world today.” Still, talk about a gold standard, which the United States used in its early years but largely abandoned in 1933, shows how economic anxiety has fed a growing appeal for unusual remedies. “People sense that there’s something deeply wrong with the economy, so I think economic radicalism is much more popular than it has been in the past,” said Jeffrey Bell, a consultant who helped Ronald Reagan record a campaign ad endorsing the gold standard in 1980. It never aired. The Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, sets interest rates to keep the economy, inflation and employment on track. Truman said the Fed has been reformed frequently and a key way to overhaul it today would be to restrict the assets it buys and sells. “The Federal Reserve is not

any different in its fundamental operations than any other central bank in the world,” he said. Paul calls for auditing — and then ending — the Fed. He argues that with gold backing the value of the dollar, the Fed would be obsolete and thus unable to play a role in creating credit bubbles that cause misery when they burst. “The gold coin standard, although imperfectly adhered to, permitted startling economic growth combined with falling prices in the 19th century,” Paul wrote in his 1981 book “Gold, Peace and Prosperity: The Birth of a New Currency.” “In the 67 years since the abolition of the gold standard, the Consumer Price Index has gone up 625 percent. “In the previous 67 years, under an imperfect gold coin standard, the CPI increased 10 percent.”

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says that before a pardon can be granted, public notice must be published 30 days in advance in a newspaper in or near the county where the crime occurred. Barbour said the person seeking the pardon is responsible for publishing the notice. Hood, a Democrat, obtained a court order last week from Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green, temporarily blocking the release of five inmates who had received full pardons from Barbour but had not yet been set free. They include Azikiwe Kambule, a South Africa native who was a teenager when he was convicted in 1997 of armed carjacking and being an accessory after the fact to murder. The charges stemmed from a 1996 slaying in Madison County. Green will hold a hearing Monday to determine whether the five pardoned inmates who are still being held, and the five trusties who are already out, met the publication requirement. Hood said Tuesday that none of the 10 met it. Hood said his office has served civil papers on four of the five former trusties, telling them to appear in court Monday. He said workers served papers Tuesday at an apartment in Birmingham, Ala., on David Gatlin, a former trusty who was convicted of killing his estranged wife and shooting a man in 1993 in Rankin County. Hood said Gatlin had purchased a vehicle at a Jackson-area car dealership and the attorney general’s office got Gatlin’s new home address from the dealership. Hood said authorities have been looking for several days in DeSoto County and in Memphis for the fifth former trusty, Joseph Ozment, who was convicted in 1994 of killing a man during a robbery. “His mother and family are not cooperating very well with us,” Hood said during a news conference. “He’s dodging service.” Barbour issued 203 “full, complete and unconditional” pardons during his two terms, with 198 of them in his final days in office. During his final days as governor, Barbour also gave medical releases to 13 inmates, saying they require expensive treatment such as dialysis. He gave suspended sentences to two people and granted conditional clemency to one. Barbour said 189 of the people he granted reprieves were already out of prison. Barbour also said during a news conference Friday that as a Christian he

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Helen Juanita Bane Helen Juanita Bane, 83, of Vicksburg, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Vicksburg. Mrs. Bane was born in Neshoba County but lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, where she served as organist for a number of years. Mrs. Bane taught piano and organ for many years. The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage and Shady Lawn Nursing Home for the love and care of Mrs. Bane. Survivors include daughters Linda Bane (Don) Antoine and Patricia Bane Reid, all of Vicksburg; and grandchildren, Christopher (Katie) Reid, Erica (Fuzzy) Gerdes, Matthew Antoine and Scott Antoine. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.H. Burns Sr. and Laura Mae Parker Burns; a brother, Henry H. Burns Jr.; her husband, George A. Bane; and a sonin-law, David Reid. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Marvin Curtis officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Burch officiating. Visitation will be

At a glance Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he won’t challenge the pardons of 13 people who met a state constitutional requirement to publish a notice that they were seeking a pardon. The state constitution says the notice must be published for at least 30 days in a newspaper in or a near the county where the crime occurred. Two are Warren County cases. The 13 were among about 200 people given reprieves by Haley Barbour during his final days as governor. They are: • Mark Hubbard Allen — Sentenced in October 1996 in Oktibbeha County for vehicular homicide. Discharged from parole supervision in January 2007. • Bobby Ray Camp — Sentenced in January 1993 for burglary and larceny of a building in Monroe County. Sentence discharged in February 1994. • Mabrie Christopher Gilmer — Sentenced in December 1990 in Warren County for manslaughter. Discharged in December 1992. • Jerome Francis Jackson — Sentenced in May 1989 in Jackson County for burglary and larceny. Discharged from probation in January 1993. • Herbert Lowery — Sentenced in March 1979 in Warren County for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Completed parole in March 1981. believes in redemption, and pardons offer a second chance. Hood took issue with that Tuesday. “Certainly, Christians forgive. Victims can forgive,” Hood said. “But the state of Mississippi doesn’t.” Hood said his staff has checked records for 181 of the people pardoned by Barbour and found 13 who met the publication requirement. Hood said some published 28 days in advance of the pardon, not 30. He said falling short by two days is reason for a judge to revoke a pardon. “The constitution is not a technicality,” Hood said. Bipartisan groups of legislators propose changing the constitution or state laws to limit the gubernatorial pardon power. Barbour’s successor as governor, Republican Phil Bryant, said Tuesday that he favors some sort of limits. For example, he said he might favor a constitutional

from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Don Antoine, Matthew Antoine, Scott Antoine, Fuzzy Gerdes, Carl Reid and L.H. Abraham.

John Carrol Gipson TALLULAH — John Carrol “Bub” Gipson, 81, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at his home in Tallulah. Bub was born in Hilley, La., on Jan. 18, 1930, to Gordon and Mattie Gipson. He spent much of his life with his Uncle “Son” and Aunt Grace Hedgepeth of Tallulah. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Hemphill Gipson; two sons, John “Rusty” Gipson Jr. and Bobby W. Gipson (Linda), both of Tallulah; one sister, Elizabeth Thomas; three granddaughters, Allison Barritt of Vicksburg and Emma Bonner and Heather Dolen, and two great-grandsons, all of Sumter, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:30 tonight at CrothersGlenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Saints Rest Cemetery in Lincoln Parish.

Luetta Lowe Luetta Lowe died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at her home. She was 65. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James Robert Lynch Sr. PORT GIBSON — James

Granted a certificate of rehabilitation by Warren County Circuit Court in November 2007. • Kevin Bandouglas McCullough — Sentenced in March 2003 in Pike County for selling marijuana. Granted certificate of rehabilitation in January 2007. • David Willard Newcomb — Sentenced in December 2000 in Tishomingo County on methamphetamine charges. Discharged in October 2002. • Zachary Kane Polk — Sentenced in Oktibbeha County in 2007 for sale of a controlled substance. On parole since November 2009. • Barry James Sanderson Jr. — Sentenced in December 1994 in Harrison County for kidnapping. Probation ended in March 1998. • Dawn Renee Schaefer — Sentenced in Pike County in 1999 for shoplifting and conspiracy to commit felony shoplifting. Discharged in August 2002. • Jason Todd Shivers — Sentenced in Oktibbeha County in 1993 for sale of LSD. Received expungement order in July 1999. • Scott McLean Smith — Sentenced in November 2010 for sale of amphetamine in Lafayette County. Tentative probation discharge is November 2013. • Joel Warren Vann — Sentenced in August 1996 in Alcorn County for DUI death. Discharged from probation in May 2000. amendment that would allow a governor to singlehandedly grant pardons only in cases in which there’s clear evidence of innocence. Otherwise, Bryant said it might be best to have a board review pardon requests and make recommendations. Bryant was a deputy sheriff before entering politics two decades ago. “I’ve never been one that would think that one individual, simply because they were elected governor or any other office, simply has the authority to say, ‘OK, now at my direction, I can pardon someone,”’ Bryant told reporters Tuesday before a speech in downtown Jackson. “I think it goes back to the old feudal system where kings had that authority. I personally — and I’m not being critical of anyone — but I just personally don’t think anyone in government ought to have that absolute power.”


continue patrols in the housing authority’s areas, “But we won’t have the presence we had under the contract,” adding that the VHA’s areas will be patrolled as is any other neighborhood in the city. He said VHA had already asked the department to reduce the number of police patrols. Under the contract, he said, police officers patrolled the areas of Elizabeth Circle, Waltersville, Urban Court and Hayes Street, working in eight- or 12-hour shifts. He said patrols were increased at times when school was in session and during weekends and holidays. “The program worked, and we have the statistics to prove it, but I can understand their situation,” he said, “when money gets tight, you’ve got to make changes.” Washington said a review of the VHA’s finances over the past three years showed a drop in the housing authority’s operating fund from a $112,000 net operating profit in 2009 to a $305,000 net loss for fiscal 2011. The projected loss for 2012, he said, is $513,000. Washington said there were several reasons for the deficit, citing increased costs in utilities, maintenance, and supplies and equipment. He said two other factors played a bigger role in the deficit. One is a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regulation requiring the housing authority to reimburse utility costs to tenants who qualify because of income. The other is the delay in HUD’s 2012 subsidy to the housing authority. The HUD subsidy, which is projected at about $681,000 for fiscal 2012, and rent collections form the bulk of the housing authority’s revenue. HUD has yet to approve the authority’s subsidy and is providing a small operating subsidy each month. VHA received $56,000 in December, Washington said. He said the housing authority began reimbursing utilities in 2010, adding that about 20 percent to 25 percent of VHA’s tenants qualify for the program. “The money comes out of the rent revenue,” he said. “We’re collecting an average of $45 to $50 a month for rent from tenants, but we’re paying some of our tenants from $80 to $100 a month for utilities.” The projected rental income for fiscal 2012, he said, is $580,000, or just more than about $48 per tenant per month. “We are going to have to take steps to tighten up and get this (projected) loss under control,” he said. In other action, the board: • Approved the minutes for the Dec. 7 special meeting. • Approved paying December bills. • Approved the financial and housing reports. • Approved resolutions giving Washington signature authority for the VHA accounts at Trustmark Bank and BancorpSouth, authority to use a BancorpSouth credit card and authority to act as the housing authority’s system administrator to access HUD’s online secure systems. • Approved the disposal of five refrigerators and four ranges. • Adopted revised maintenance charges for repairing property damaged by tenants. • Extended the housing authority’s contract with William Daniel McCaskill for auditing services.


Robert “Bobby,” “Mr. Blue” Lynch Sr. died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. He was 73. Mr. Lynch was a retired brick mason. He served in the Army for eight years, including three tours in Vietnam. He also owned and operated several restaurants, including Mr. Blue’s Bar B Que. He was a member of Red Lick Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ishmeal and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lynch; and a sister, Julie Marie Lynch. He is survived by his wife,

Mary Lee Lynch; two sons, James Robert “Robbie” Lynch of Port Gibson and Ronnie Lynch of Bay St. Louis; four daughters, Katherine Billington of Murray, Ky., Donna Pate of Vicksburg, Sanita Kim Havenor of Moss Point and Stephanie Lynch of Pensacola, Fla.; a brother, Wilbert Ray Lynch of Vicksburg; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Red Lick Baptist Church in

Lorman. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Red Lick Baptist Church.





Clear tonight, lows in the lower 30s; sunny Thursday, highs in the mid-60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-Friday Slight chance of rain Thursday night, lows in the midto upper 40s; partly sunny Friday, chance of rain, highs in the upper 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear tonight, lows in the lower 30s Thursday-Friday Slight chance of rain Thursday night, lows in the midto upper 40s; partly sunny Friday, chance of rain, highs in the upper 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 67º Low/past 24 hours............... 34º Average temperature......... 51º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............11º in 1948 Record high............78º in 1935 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.85 inch This month..............1.82 inches Total/year.................1.82 inches Normal/month......3.26 inches Normal/year...........3.26 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 1:07 A.M. Most active................. 7:22 P.M. Active............................. 1:37 P.M. Most active.................. 7:52 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:21 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:22 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 23.6 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 19.1 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 14.9 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.1 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.3 | Change: +1.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................70.8 River....................................70.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 30.0 Friday....................................... 30.5 Saturday................................. 30.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 12.5 Friday....................................... 13.1 Saturday................................. 13.7 Greenville Thursday................................ 28.5 Friday....................................... 29.2 Saturday................................. 29.6 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 23.5 Friday....................................... 24.1 Saturday................................. 24.8


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Appraisals Continued from Page A1. appraisers to the category of “professional services” that counties can hire without competitive bids. A second was a 2004 opinion by the Mississippi Supreme Court that ruled appraisal services must be advertised. No legal challenge has prompted the state’s high court to weigh in on the bill since it became effective in July, an argument voiced by board attorney Marcie Southerland that won the day with supervisors. “I understand the urgency of the tax assessor and what she is required to do,” she said. “But to be prudent, to err on the side of safety, I am suggesting that case law may very well prevail in the end,” Southerland said. Last week, Brown asked supervisors to hire Louisville, Miss.-based Wes Kight and Associates LLC to a deal worth $520,000 over four years to perform statemandated land roll updates. Another offer was on the table to allow Florence-based Statewide Appraisal Services Inc. to appraise personal property, or assets not fixed to land, for $64,000 over two years. Brown has asked the state Department of Revenue for more time to present land

County Continued from Page A1. neer, for a second term on the bridge panel and Moss for a fourth term on the fivemember port board. Last week, Hill and Jones showed up at a bridge commission meeting. The county approved the board’s minutes from December and the agenda of items from last week’s unusual arrangement. The actual minutes for January are expected to be considered next month. New port commissioners Austin Golding, Robert Morrison III and Martin Crevitt joined Moss and returning commissioner John Ferguson. Ferguson was retained as vice-president of the board and Morrison was elected secretary, though commission employees traditionally have taken board minutes. The board renewed leases with Ergon Marine for harbor space and Kinder Morgan, which operates the port, for storage space. The jobs of executive director, attorney, project manager and engineer were safe — Wayne Mansfield, Mack Varner, Beverly Steward, Katrina Shirley and John McKee were retained. Moss welcomed them with a coach’s line. “We’re all here for another year — as long as we win,”

City Continued from Page A1. board and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau signed the VCVB’s lease for space at the old Levee Street Depot. The board received a $150,000 check from the VCVB, which will pay the city $500 a month to rent office space on the building’s second floor and operate a visitors center on the first floor in the transportation museum. VCVB will share a conference room with Vicksburg Main Street on the third floor. Winfield said the $150,000 will be used for the city’s costs of completing the depot renovation. “We share the excitement of being able to be a part of this historic structure, and we look forward to the opening of the museum,” VCVB executive director Bill Seratt said. VCVB chairman Annette Kirklin said Jan. 5 that the VCVB anticipates moving into the depot about Feb. 1. “I’m thrilled that the project is done, and I’m happy that we’re going to be a part of it,” she said.

rolls to supervisors beyond a July 2 deadline. District 5 Supervisor Richard George motioned to advertise, citing a need for the county “to deal within the law.” First-term District 1 Supervisor John Arnold, seen as a key swing vote, supported the move along with Board President Bill Lauderdale. “If we make an error outside the law, that’s another expense to the taxpayers,” George said. Including Brown, six employees staff the assessor’s office. Five people retired, quit or were fired since Brown was elected Nov. 8. The county’s budget for 2011-12 allotted $321,986 for the office and projected five employees. Brown, who appeared in supervisors’ boardroom Monday but deferred to County Administrator John Smith to formally present the proposals before supervisors, said the annual cost would save the county $212,000 because three appraisal positions haven’t been filled. At the same time, Brown didn’t rule out hiring additional employees. “Whether she has nine employees or 25 employees,

On the agenda The Warren County Board of Supervisors Tuesday: • Voted 3-2 to re-advertise legal services for ongoing work to secure rights of way to clean drainage bayous in north Vicksburg. The work, funded by Katrina-related disaster grant money, is dependent on landowners signing away easements for free, as no money to acquire land was included in a $3.9 million grant awarded Warren County in 2008. Consultants were to meet Monday with owners of three lots around Glass Bayou to jumpstart paperwork. Grant funds will expire in October. Former board attorney Randy Sherard had performed legal work on the project, entering its fourth year. The board will have to come up with a reason in writing to the Mississippi Development Authority, which administers the grant. Supervisors Charles Selmon, William Banks and John Arnold — all of whom voted to replace Sherard with Marcie he said. The five-member port board, which oversees and manages development at the Port of Vicksburg and Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex off Interstate 20 in Flowers, are appointed jointly by Warren County, the City of Vicksburg and

On the agenda Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Awarded contracts to the Sports Center and Just Duett Sports, both of Vicksburg, and S&S Sports of Colchester, Conn., for recreation equipment. The bids were made per line item, city purchasing director Tim Smith said, adding that most of the 31 categories of equipment had subcategories. He said the Sports Center was awarded a contract for 29 items; Just Duett, 25; and S&S, six. • Approved buying a $100 ad in the Hinds County Community College Baseball Media Guide. • Authorized city clerk Walter Osborne to publish the final settlement to Fordice Construction Co. for the fire station and T-hangar at the VicksThe $150,000 and the lease were part of a 2009 letter of understanding between the city and VCVB. The $150,000 is the visitors bureau’s contribution toward the city’s match of a $1.65 million Mississippi Department of Transportation grant to ren-

it doesn’t matter,” District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon said before voting to support Brown’s request. “As long as she stays in her budget.” By law, 25 percent of a county’s parcels must be reappraised to achieve an updated roll in four years. Indexes plugged into formulas to calculate property values have used a $105,000 baseline, lower than the $147,000 index DOR suggests for counties in the southern half of the state with sufficient new construction. Higher indexes mean higher values when counties change millage rates accordingly. In 2005, Warren County was given until 2007 to update it, DOR has said. The county’s land rolls have been approved by the agency each year since then, despite the same index. District 2 Supervisor William Banks based his nay vote on the fact that former assessor Richard Holland never sought board approval to hire help to update the index. “If he had been doing his job, we wouldn’t be in this position right now,” Banks said.

Southerland as board attorney — supported the change. • Approved to pay Southerland $150 an hour for legal services. The rate is the same paid to Sherard and former board attorney and Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield. • Took seven bids to produce new digital maps of the county under advisement. • Agreed to interview one of four applicants for road manager. Former department chief Richard Winans retired last month. The board also agreed to advertise the position publicly after a week of ads gauged interest from county employees. • Approved Tracey Porter as a clerk in Emergency Management. Also, the board agreed to advertise the Hazard Mitigation Plan, administered by the department. • Agreed to purchase a $69,400 AS400 computer system server from Premise Inc. on an emergency basis. Quotes on financing will be sought by the Purchasing Department. the governor. Golding, who replaced Rusty Hawkins, and Ferguson are the city’s appointees. Moss and Morrison, who replaced Oren Bailess, are the county’s. Crevitt replaced Mike Cappaert as the governor’s appointee.

burg Municipal Airport. • Approved a request from Main Street Vicksburg to buy up to $800 in promotional items for the Vicksburg Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 18. • Approved $26,000 in funds to HIV Services, an outreach group that helps HIV patients in Warren County. • Approved a request for complimentary use of the Vicksburg Auditorium or the Vicksburg Convention Center for Mayor Paul Winfield’s state of the city program. • Approved $18,000 for the program “To Vicksburg With Love,” — Four Seasons of the Arts, Feb. 14 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. • Approved $25,209 to purchase a new mechanical truck from Gray-Davis Ford in Brandon. The truck is being bought through state purchasing.

ovate the depot. Board members in August discussed possibly backing off from leasing the space, but stuck with the plan after touring the depot in early September.

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Maintenance man sentenced to life for killing 7-year-old Georgia girl CANTON, Ga. (AP) — An apartment maintenance man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to molesting and killing a 7-yearold girl, bringing an unusually swift conclusion to a case that frightened the community just over a month ago. Speaking softly in court and with little emotion, 20-year-old Ryan Brunn quietly detailed Tuesday how he lured Jorelys Rivera into a vacant apartment, molested her, beat and stabbed her to death and stuffed her body into a trash bin. The girl disappeared when she left the apartment complex’s playground to get sodas

for her friends. Brunn told the judge he used her lost roller skate to coax her into the unit in the complex where he Ryan had worked for Brunn about a month and forced her to undress. “I didn’t want her to go home and tell her mom or dad on me,” Brunn said. “So I cut her.” As Brunn spoke, the Rivera’s family sobbed in the front row. “I would like to apologize for everything I’ve done,” Brunn said, turning to the girl’s family.

“Lo siento,” he said, which means “I’m sorry” in Spanish. The guilty plea to murder, child molestation spared Brunn from possibly facing the death penalty — and Rivera’s family from the prospect of a trial. Law enforcement officers said the speed of the case even caught them by surprise. Prosecutors read a statement from the girl’s mother, Joselinne Rivera, who said she hopes Brunn suffers as much as her family has. “The rest of my life I am going to feel terrible and destroyed because of the harm you did to my daughter,” Joselinne Rivera said in the statement.


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Educator of the Year

BULLETIN BOARD Achievements • Alcorn State University’s Office of Diversity and Equity Engagement has been awarded a $9,000 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation to fund the first annual Unity Through Diversity Week in April at ASU. A special focus of the week will be the issue of male success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, with the goal of developing a larger grant to help support a comprehensive initiative to enhance retention and graduation rates. • Everett Lee Bexley, Lindsay Elizabeth Boolos, Mary Hannah White and Shelby Claire Liddell, all of Vicksburg, are among 84 freshmen at the University of Mississippi chosen for the 2011-12 Chancellor’s Leadership Class. Selected by a university committee, they receive a $1,000 scholarship and meet weekly with professionals from different fields. • Jamaal Williams has received his General Education Development certificate through the Good Jamaal Shepherd Williams Community Center adult literary/GED program. He was awarded a $500 academic scholarship from Good Shepherd and has enrolled in Hinds Community College. He is the son of Joseph and Pamela Williams.

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Honor rolls • Area students named to the fall semester president’s list at Mississippi College were Kimberly Walker Barnes, Paul W. Calcote, Anna Kathryn Fumbanks, Molly Katherine Halpin, Drew Landon Harris and Andrew Oliver McCaskill, all of Vicksburg; and Amber Elizabeth Carraway of Utica. Those named to the fall dean’s list were Olivia JoLynn Broome, David Earl Case, Tiffany Michelle Fuller, Anthony Brian Hamilton, Joshua Stewart Kees, Mary Ellen Sills, Clarissa Elizabeth Walker, Rick Adam Beers, Margaret Elizabeth Dimmette, Taylor Shae Ladd and Misty Danielle Sullivan, all of Vicksburg; and Nicholas Franklin Ford, Hollie Christine Rials and Austin Charles Sills, all of Utica. • William Edwin “Hunter” Johnson has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Dallas, where he is majoring in politics. A 2011 graduate of St. Aloysius High School, he is the son of Valeria and Bud Johnson.

Upcoming events • Free ACT Workshop — For high school seniors; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Vicksburg High School, 3701 Drummond St.; sponsored by Vicksburg Alcorn Alumni Chapter; students should sign up through guidance counselors or contact Walter Sheriff, 601-638-7812, or Edna Steed, 601-529-2310, for more information.

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Chamber to recognize 17 at beefed-up banquet By Mary Margaret Halford The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce has announced 17 nominees for the 2010 Elementary Educator of the Year and Secondary Educator of the Year. The winners will be announced at a banquet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The ceremony will feature food, music and dancing, a change from the usual luncheons of the past. The Business of the Year and Ambassador of the Year also will be announced at the banquet. The theme is a “Black and White Banquet,” and attendees are asked to wear those colors. “We want to recognize the teachers because they’re

If you go Educator of the Year banquet at the Vicksburg Convention Center is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets may be purchased for $50 at the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the Chamber at 601-636-1012. the feeders for everything in this town,” said Buddy Dees, Chamber president. “Hopefully they’ll feel wonderful being recognized by their peers.” The Educator of the Year program has been sponsored by the Chamber since 1990. Teachers are nominated by their peers, and a panel of six retired educators reviews

resumes and interviews candidates to determine the winners. Latasha Smith Banks • School — Grove Street; GED science teacher. • Education — Bachelor’s in biology, Mississippi Valley State University; master’s in elementary education, Alcorn State University. • Professional organizations/memberships — Vicksburg Warren Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, treasurer of Vicksburg Warren Chapter of Mississippi Valley State University • Philosophy — “As an educator, I strive to help my students develop their potential and become responsible citizens. My role in this continual process is to capture that single spark that may go unnoticed to others and

make each of my students see that he or she has something unique to give to the world.” Herman Biedenharn Jr. • School — Warren Central Junior High School; social studies. • Education — Bachelor’s in history, Belhaven College. • Philosophy — “Communication is vital. Patience is necessary. Expectations must be established. Giving the individual student a voice in the class allows me to maintain a controlled class environment. Patience on my end enables my style of teaching to connect.” Shajuan Davis Carter • School — Warrenton Elementary; sixth grade. • Education — Bachelor’s

and master’s in elementary education, Alcorn State University. • Professional organizations/memberships — Mississippi Association of Educators, publicity chairman for Positive Behavior Intervention Support Committee, Warrenton Elementary Leadership Committee, VWSD Leadership Team. • Philosophy — “I believe respect is fundamental to teaching and learning. I believe that a good teacher is passionate about the subjects he/she teaches and about teaching itself. As far as I am concerned, passion is what drives my teaching. I love the subjects I teach and I know how to make them come alive for my students.” See Teachers, Page B3.


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school by school Agape Montessori • As part of a study of winter, Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori students created snowmen and snow owls. They opened and closed latches as a practical life skill. • Reece Johnson’s junior primary Montessori class read “This is My Town” as part of a study of community helpers, firemen, policemen and postmen. • As part of a study of months and seasons, Tina Sowell’s senior primary Montessori class read stories about winter and made frost. • After a book about Martin Luther King Jr., kindergartners shared a friendship snack and wrote sentences about making the world better. • As part of a special science series, Charity Whaley is leading classes of Tamyia Ross and Lynne Townsend in a lab safety study.

Beechwood • David Childers of TruthSeekers paranormal team spoke to Ann Haden’s GATES students about investigations. • Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners made snowman families, torn-paper snowmen and letter snowmen. They also made torn-paper penguins and 3-D penguins and concluded a penguin unit by wearing tacky clothes and reading “Tacky the Penguin.”

Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Endry Santos, Shawn McAdam, Sarah Drinkard, Ella Stevens, McKenzie Rhodes and Nickolas Hargroves. • “Giant” leaders for the week were classes of Shawn Lee, grades K-2, and Karen Biedenharn for grades 3-6. • Top Accelerated Readers in Denice Poe’s class were Larry Chambliss and Lauren Revette.

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principal were Sha’Kyria Allen, Morgan Felton, Audrey Jennings, Mateo Byrd and Jonathan Eng. • Jordan Amborn’s students learned about fables and used “retelling” charts to convey sequence of the fables. Carolyn Bradley’s fifth-graders used oil pastels to create pictures of roosters. • Pledge captains were Sarah Kaitlyn Riles, Keidria Winchester, Reginald Rogers, Savanna Cupit, Drew Jackson and Jalen Glass. • Diane Liddell’s first-graders culminated a winter unit by having a marshmallow snowball fight and hot chocolate. They studied polar regions and made snowflakes from Borax and hot water. • Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Adalyn Anderson, Micah Jones, Brice McGarrh and Paul Winfield; first grade — Mateo Byrd, Shauna Brooks, Sha’Kyria Allen, Kameron Wallace, Claire Ellison, Mira Patel and Taylor Stamps; second grade — Brandon Gilliam, Taniya Banks, Marin Sherwin, Jamison Pendleton, Katherine Tanner and Destini Sims; third grade — Rose Marie Thuha, Kalani Stowers, Jane Hopson, Neil Sanipara, Shreya Surti and Madison Embry; fourth grade — NyKyria Shelton, J’Meiha Allen, Christopher Wilkinson, Tommy Martin, Emon Smith and Haleigh Erwin; fifth grade — Abigail Wallace, Machia Lumpkin, P.J. Mims, Katherine Fox, Jasmin Carpenter and Kelsey Lockridge; sixth grade — Katelyn Morson, Mia Wamsley, Nicholas Anderson, Hope Lee, Makayla Cowan and Chelsea Myers.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders for the week were Samantha Parker, Hannah Branch, Michael Colston, Toya Hayes and Jalyn Davis. • New faculty members are Kevin Carter, second-grade instructor, and Linda Doss and Tiffany Hicks, secondgrade assistant teachers.

• Top point earners in the second-grade GATES classes of Lana Fuller for the second nine weeks were Jonathan Truly, Hunter Williams, Abby Wren, Darius Burrell, Trinitee Odom, Hannah Lee, Chris Taylor, Elliott Ferguson, Samantha Parker and Marquasia Smith. • Division Class I Science Fair winners for grades 1-3: Behavioral and Social sciences — Angelina Haddar, first place; Biochemistry — Aron Murphy, first place; Botany — Charles Gray, first place; and Chloe Hynum, second place; Chemistry — JaMichael and Channing Adams, second place; Christopher Williams, fourth place; Reese Wiley, fifth place; and Shakendrius Tyler, sixth place; Earth, Space and Environmental sciences — McKenzie Madison, first place; Kailee Rogers, second place; Mason Watts, third place; Alicia Pevey, fourth place; and Jozef Hargro, fifth place; Engineering, Computers and Math — Trae White, first place; and Jason Williams, second place; Medicine and Health — Lauren Carson, first place; and Hannah Branch, second place; Microbiology — Darius Burrell, first place and best in fair; Janih Wright, second place; Ashton Murphy, third place; and Shania Wince, fourth place; Physics — Hannah Norman, first place; Jonathan Truly, second place; Taylor O’Leary, third place; Kevin Hunter, fourth place; Hannah Lee, fifth place; and Haley Markham, sixth place; Zoology — Robin Hughes, first place; Avyn Haggard, second place; Jashun Simon, third place; Hunter Williams, fourth place; Tatum Horn, fifth place; and Tremaun Williams, sixth place. Fair coordinator was Brooke Hughes, assisted by Ethel Lassiter, Pam Elam, Tonja Kline, Remonda Phelps and Rebecca Pace. Judges were Angela Barnette, Agnes Morrow, Jack Pace, Richard Hite, Dottie Tillman and Jamma Williams. Rick Tillotson, Education Outreach Coordinator at ERDC,

assisted in recruiting. • Volunteers from Crawford Street Methodist Church listening to students read are Leo Boolos, Laura Fleming, Frances Griffin, Joy Ann Hennessey, Allen Hudspeth, Patty Loch, Tom Moore, Ann Morris, Bob Moss, Bettye Myers, Beth Norman, Cary Stockett, Gene Sumners, Lee Waring and Cindy Windham. Linda Turner is coordinator. The school’s Relay for Life team is selling Luv Pops for 50 cents to send to friends, classmates and teachers/ staff; deadline for orders is Feb. 8. A drawing for large Valentine stuffed animals will be Feb. 14; chances are $1 each. Contact Marlene Brooks, 601-619-2340, for more information.

Hawkins Preschool • Students of Deborah Clanton and Sue VanDenAkker experimented with magnets, made a mouse mask, counted marshmallows and mailed letters as part of a study of the letter M. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made T-Rex dinosaurs, dug for bones and listened to the book, “Dinosaur Roar,” as part of a study of prehistoric eras. • Ann Smith’s 2-year-olds made Popsicle snowflakes after a discussion of snow. The students danced as part of a study of exercise.

Hinds Vocational Technical • International Paper Co. presented a grant to Skills USA members for use on a bulletin board and club display they will promote at State Competition. The theme will be Appreciating Diversity in the Workforce.

Jacob’s Ladder • Taylor Kennedy was leader of the week. • Johnny Lewis was a special lunch guest. • Sharon Andrews is preparing students for Special Olympics Basketball. • Julie Nelson is working at the YMCA.

Redwood • Pledge leaders were Makenna Boswell, Christopher Bates, Daelyn Culbreth, C.J. Evans, LaQuisha Gray, Shunderrick Hamilton, Blake Hartley, Dasia Henry, Chloe Lingle and McKell Henry. • Awards Day was held Friday. Students received awards for all As, A/B honor roll, perfect attendance and citizenship.

Sherman Avenue • New faculty members for the spring semester are Millie Drewa, Linda Dunmore, Tammye Hogan, Marian Richardson and Dorothy Williams. • Kindergarten classes of Sally Owen and Linda Williams made Martin Luther King Jr. portraits and wrote sentences about his accomplishments. • Awards Day programs will be Friday. First grade will assemble at 1:30 p.m., followed by grades 2-3 at 2:15. • African-American history posters are due Monday and are required for second and third grades. For more information, parents may contact Ria Judge at 601-638-2409. • Mixed practice assessments will be administered Tuesday and Jan. 25, along with the Otis-Lennor test Thursday, to all first-graders. Second- and third-graders will be taking Case 21 assessments each day. Testing security mode will be observed throughout the school.

South Park • Fourth-graders created foldables after a study of pronouns. Fifth-graders studied fractions and the influence of African-American women on society. • Pledge participants were Jamontae Banks, Jason Benard, Halley Arnold, Dustin Carpenter, Bradley Elmore, Michael Heldenbrand, Daniel Jennings, Armani Johnson, Michael Jones, Kee’Ariel Kelly, Kenneth Nuguid, Wendy Oakes, Brittany Palmer, Ke’Darren

Ross, Kyley Ryles, Chavis Smith, Tierra Stewart and Robert Harris. • Iley Baldwin shared newly hatched chicks with JoAnn Reeves’ second grade.

Vicksburg High • Outstanding High School Senior Leaders Conference will begin at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott Center. See a guidance counselor for more information. Mississippi State is offering a summer program for juniors and seniors interested in the medical field. A composite ACT score of 25, with a 24 in math, is required. Deadline is March 21. IMAGE, Ole Miss is offering IMAGE, a summer bridge program for minorities. Deadline is March 31. • Scholarships available: KFC Colonel’s; Best Buy for grades 9-12, deadline is Feb. 15; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for books, deadline is March 30; American Society of Military Comptrollers, deadline is March 31; and MSU Art Portfolio, deadline is April 1; American Legion Oratorical for grades 9-12, info at

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Yasmine Anderson, Quentin Black, Terrence Moore, Keevon Mallory and Brashayla Thomas. • PBIS Basket winners in the Gator Buck drawing were Leonard Sims, Justice Parker, Jalen Lewis and Deidre Tunstall. • Winners of the VIS 2012 Science Fair, coordinated by Deidre Williams, were as follows: Behavioral and Social Sciences — Hayden Hughes, first place; Lauren Morgan, second place; and Theresa McGowan, third place; Botany — Yasmine Anderson, first place; Da’Dreona Jackson, second place; and Bradley Dwiggins, third place; Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences — James Kline, first place; Kamira Continued on Page B3.

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school by school Continued from Page B2. Carter, second place; and Lakendra Hubbard, third place; Medicine and Health — Kenton Hart, first place; Jelani McGriggs, second place; and Jakeah Thomas, third place; Physics — Mattie Davis, first place; Johnathan Boyd, second place; and Chance Bishop, third place; Biochemistry — Erjermei Jones, first place and best of fair; Ashanti Mackey, second place; and Jerrica Hill, third place; Chemistry — Ashley Erves, first place; Antonio Thompson, second place; and Hailey Randolph, third place; Engineering, Computers and Math — Dee Madison, first place; and Colby Smith, second place; Microbiology — Amauria Lush, first place; Zoology — Tyler Hollowell, first place; Tamira Bohanon, second place; and Joseph Lowery, third place. • VIS awards program for first semester will be Friday in the gym. Times are as follows: fifth grade, 8:10 a.m.; sixth grade, 11:20; fourth grade, 1:55 p.m.; and third grade, 2:45.

Vicksburg Junior High • Book of the Month for January is “Just Another Hero.” • Top 10 Accelerated Readers for the first semester were Larry Jordan, Rikaiyah Winters, Ashley Moore, Isaiah Spencer, William Cohen, Stephanie Roach, Edward Auttonberry, Christopher Harden, David Frost and Jessica Parson. • Students attended a PBIS pep rally Friday.

Warren Central High • Orders for school picture retakes should be submitted to the student’s English teacher by Thursday. • ASAB will be today in the library. • Jostens representatives will take orders and deposits for senior announcements and keepsakes at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Information packets should be reviewed and are available in Office A.

• Staff members of the week are Misty Spencer and Erica TaylorWilson. • Students caught doing something good were Taylor Thompson, William Smith, Danielle Mangum, Mason Thomas, Alfred Brown, Malcolm James, Makayla Stewart, Zack Thomas, Kim Wright, Alex Wright, Trishana London, Jerome Rankin, Jaelyn Young, Brittanie Smythe, April Mayfield, Shelby Green, Jalen McCloud, Brandi Winters, Precious Christmas and Timothy Thorpe.

Warren Central Intermediate • Award ceremony will be Thursday. Grades 3-4 will assemble at 10:30 a.m., followed by grades 5-6 at 11:30. • Spelling Bee for ll grades will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Winners will compete at 1 p.m. Friday. • Case 21 tests will be administered Tuesday and Jan. 25-26. Fifth science state testing will be Jan. 27. • Martin Luther King Jr. celebration participants were Briawnna Richardson, Bent Styles, Jonathan Nolan, Shavan Manusukha, Ashlyn Wright, Quar’Jeremy Jackson, Caitlin Crump, Ashanti Williams, Brennen Parham, Baily Martin, Taliyah Jenkins and Zaundria Norman.

Warrenton • Class spelling bee winners: fourth grade — Benjamin Holmes, Ian Gordon, Roedacia Lindsey, Orlando Shorter and Randy Barnes; fifth grade — Anthony Cooper, Destinee Pearson, Andre Ranis and William Tankson; sixth grade — Kevin Shelby, Hallie Lewis, Zachary Moore, Kiona Patton, Joshualyn Pearson and Faye Valerio. School winner is Jon Bantugan; alternate is Brandi Emerle. • Top Accelerated Reader classes for the week were Amy Sullivan’s third grade, Angeline Baker’s sixth grade and Sha’Juan Carter’s sixth grade. Classes with the highest

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percentage correct were Charisse Brown’s first grade, Heather Gordon’s third grade, Linda Gibson’s second grade, Sha’Juan Carter’s sixth grade and Amy Sullivan’s third grade. Top point earners: first grade — Jeanette Bantugan, Conner Harrigill, Tameia Stewart, Laila Brown and Lakendric Ross; second grade — Michaela Franklin, Cheyenne McCullough, Carlos Rollins and Taylor Sims; third grade — Jeremiah Shelby, Travon Brown, DaFranko Bailey, Marvin Martin, Jonothan Nowell, Quintin Powell, Aaron Moore, Maria Bunton, Shaneque Merritt and Alvis Christon; fourth grade — Brandi Emerle, Jaylen M. Davis and Gracie Buell; fifth grade — Destanee Pearson, Jacoby Blackmore and Derrick Johnson; sixth grade — Zachary Moore, Faith Meredith, Faye Valerio and Jon Bantugan. • Guests spoke to fifth-grade classes of Katie Emfinger and Monica Wilson about forms of energy. Lakesha Perkins’ kindergartners signed a pledge, decorated their door and illustrated a picture after a discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s sacrifice. • PBIS Students of the Month were Riley Martin, Taylor Sims, Tiernen Thompson, Sha’Quan Drayton and Chloe Emfinger. Recognized for top attendance for the semester were Jennifer Price’s fourth grade, Mary Henry’s fourth grade and Heather Tate’s fourth grade. PBIS Classes of the Month were Charisse Brown’s first grade, Tammy Wood’s second grade, Velma Wince’s sixth grade, Heather Gordon’s third grade, Jennifer Price’s fourth grade and Sha’Juan Carter’s sixth grade. • After completing a study of author Barbara Robinson, third-grade classes of Amy Sullivan and Heather Gordon illustrated two of Robinson’s books: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and “The Best School Year Ever.” They also dramatized and made props to go with favorite characters after a comparison.

Area students named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hinds Community College: Brandon Stevens of Anguilla; Dijonna Nelson of Hermanville; Waynesha Blaylock, Dannielle Sanders and Lakisa Thompson, all of Lorman; Brenda Angelethy, Cassie Bufkin, Krystain Coleman, Jeremy Dotson, Jonathan Dowell, Jillian Gallé, Mitchell Hoskins, Jalen Jones, Jebony Jones, Courtney Landers, Dion Lewis, Dorothy Nash, Josephus Straka, Jada Thomas, Carla Wallace, Dujuandria Maddox, Jujuandria Maddox and Marie Herrington, all of Port Gibson; Kristin Boykin, Elizabeth Heigle, Shay Perry, Breanna Tucker and Lakeysher Williams, all of Rolling Fork; Virginia Augustine, Brett Caldecott, Joshua Carraway, Virginia Ferguson, Caleb Field, Thomas Ford, Alexander Gandy, Howard Jennings, Joe Lofton, Justin Luckett, Justin McGuffee, Justine Powell, Cynthia Selmon, Bonnie Smith, Makeda Smith, Taylor Strong, Denise Williams, Joseph Yates, Joel Rials, Nikki Franklin and Jan Kelly, all of Utica; Curt Harris of Redwood; and Brian Anderson, Nekeidra Anderson, Dearius Blanton, Christopher Bowser, Benjamin Breazeale, Stephanie Brown, Jessyca Bryan, Chad Buckley, Justin Bufkin, Loretta Burnett, Kelli Clark, Jennifer Dantone-Smith, Valentina Diggs, Maggie Dobbs, Rondeshello Dotson, Melissa Falls, Melissa Ferrington, Katelyn Fraysier, Amber Frazier, Nina Ga-As, Leonardo Gonzalez, Eric Hamberlin, Jennifer Hawthorne, Cindy Higgins, Eric Holland, Brittany Holman, Jason Holman, Beatrice Howard, Joshua Hynum, Latoya Jackson, Tammy Jackson, Cassidy James, Zachary Johnson, Madison Johnston,

Kamalpreet Kaur, Victoria Langdon, Christy Lick, Hunter Lynch, James Lynch, Rachael Maxey, Jimmy McBride, Joseph McKenzie, Sean McLeod, Christie Morgan, Azanda Noye, Tequoia Oneal, Kortney Palmer, Stephanie Parker, Anthony Pearce, Audrey Pope, William Presson, Callie Rankin, Victoria Scallions, Hillary Sellers, Vanessa Shiers, Amanda Shoopman, Jonah Steele, Shawanda Swayzer, Amber Taylor, Brittany Teetson, Tessa Thompson, Lisa Trevino, Nicole Vera, Patrick Wallace, Donald Wells, Israel West, Mandy White, Jessica Wicker, Carol Wilson, Destiny Winkler, Albert Winschel, Ashley Young, Justin Atwood, Abby Tankersley, Caitlin Dennis, Rose Curtis, Geron Ford, Jonathan Somerville, Kalisa Conley, Olivia King, April Shiers, Steven Jordan, Shelley Stokes, Jarrick Finkley, Amanda Boland, Jerry Boland, Deborah Gunn, Vanessa Strong, Candice Kraemer, Christine Hicks, Freteshia Johnson, Jennifer Kendrick, Kelsey Mitchell, Yolanda Morrow, Brandy Bedgood, Rachel Blackmon, Mildred Brown, Renee Conn, Teresa Councell, Jasmine Crawley, Alexander Cunningham, Susan Dickerson, James Edwards, Stuart English, Kywana Gibbs, Heather Martin, Lea Mason, Michael McGee, Catelyn Park, Charli Perrier, John Rogan, Starlytte Sellars, Leslie Skipworth, Dana Smith, Derrick Smith, Steven Snow, Melissa Stockton, Jonathan Storey, Andre Talbert, Adam Weast, Mallory Wells, Alberta Williams, Ryan Williamson, Chandler Jackson, Annie Wigley, Bobby Perry, Jenophia Truitt and Sherry Harthcock, all of Vicksburg.

Teachers Continued from Page B1. Darryl K. Floyd Sr. • School — South Park Elementary; physical education. • Education — Bachelor’s in criminal justice, University of Southern Mississippi; master’s in secondary education and physical education, Alcorn State University. • Professional organizations/memberships — Special Area department chairman at South Park Elementary, Health/Wellness Council co-chairman, Safety Committee co-chairman, American Heart Association event coordinator, Mississippi Association of Coaches, VHS assistant varsity football coach, VHS junior varsity football head coach. • Philosophy — “I believe that one of the most important aspects of teaching children is to treat each one as an individual. It is my responsibility as an educator to discover how each child learns so that I can give students the best opportunity to gain the knowledge, behaviors and skills they need to become physically educated individuals for life.” Jennifer George Grey • School — Vicksburg High School; history. • Education — Bachelor’s in secondary education, Mississippi State University. • Professional organizations/membership — Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Teachers; Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg; Vicksburg Art Association; Top 20 Under 40 • Philosophy — “‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm,’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is the quote I have turned to the most in my seven years of teaching. I apply this in my classroom by striving every day to keep learning positive and always adding humor, and occasionally singing, to teach my history lessons. I am a better teacher every year because of the students and the enthusiasm we both bring to the classroom.” Melissa Hardy • School — Beechwood Elementary, third grade. • Education — Associate degree in elementary educa-

tion from Southwest Mississippi Community College; bachelor’s in elementary education, Delta State University. • Philosophy — “I believe all children have the right to learn in a safe environment that is conducive to learning. Therefore, I work extremely hard on classroom management to ensure my students have the best learning environment possible. I teach all of my students to the best of my ability and do not discriminate or play favorites. When my students are successful, I am successful.” Mary Frances Jackson • School — Warren Central Intermediate School, third grade. • Education — Associate degree in social studies, Utica Junior College; bachelor’s in social studies, Mississippi Valley State University; master’s in elementary education, Jackson State University. • Professional organizations/memberships — Louisiana Association of Educators, National Association of Educators • Philosophy — “I am committed to the belief that all students can succeed. Though students will enter my classroom on many different levels, I strongly believe that each student can be reached. My job is not only to teach students facts about a particular subject, but also to help students develop their critical thinking.” Bettye Cooper Kelly • School — St. Aloysius High School, computer and accounting. • Education — Bachelor’s in business education, Mississippi University for Women. • Professional organizations/memberships — Mississippi Business Education Association, National Business Education Association, National Catholic Educational Association. • Philosophy — “I believe that students respond positively to learning when they are in a friendly, nonthreatening atmosphere that shows care and respect for them

from both the teacher and fellow students. My responsibility as the teacher is to provide an environment where learning can take place. Students are taught that making a mistake is normal — our job in class is to learn to correct the errors.” Karla McHan • School — Warren Central High School, social studies. • Education — Bachelor’s in social studies education, Mississippi College. • Professional organizations/memberships — College Board-AP Central, Mississippi Geographic Alliance, Mississippi Council for Economic Education, Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg. • Philosophy — “I believe in teaching the whole person. Students need to know someone cares about them so that they can learn to care about and show compassion to others. Every student should develop a sense of self as well as community. I aim to accomplish this by treating each student as a unique individual who has valuable ideas and opinions.” Regina O’Leary • School — Vicksburg Intermediate School, fifth grade. • Education — Bachelor’s in biology and master’s in biology and alternate route program, Alcorn State University; doctorate in teacher leadership, Walden University. • Professional organizations/memberships — Peer Review Committee at Vicksburg Intermediate, chair of Black History Program Committee, Mississippi Association of Educators and National Education Association, New Christian Fellowship Church deacon and youth leader. • Philosophy — “I believe education is a key that is not limited to socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic background, gender, disability or ability. It is a tool that has been given to all the citizens of this great country. I am a firm believer that God created this universe for the purpose of us obtaining knowledge about his creation

and we can thereby learn more about the Creator.” Mary Ann Peoples • School — Vicksburg Junior High, seventh-grade English and compensatory reading. • Education — Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies, Alcorn State University; pursuing master’s in teaching, Belhaven University. • Professional organizations/memberships-Vicksburg Warren Chapter of Alcorn Alumni, Alcorn State University National Alumni Association. • Philosophy — “My philosophy of teaching coincides with a popular song by Whitney Houston, ‘The Greatest Love of All.’ I believe that as a teacher, it is my responsibility to instill in children a desire to learn while showing them all the beauty they possess inside. It is my desire to help students acquire a sense of pride when learning and make being educated one of their greatest loves of all.” Merri “Wyn” Pratt • School — Redwood Elementary School, music. • Education — Bachelor’s in elementary education, Millsaps College; master’s in elementary education, Mississippi College. • Professional organizations/memberships — Mississippi Music Educators Association, Crawford Street United Methodist Church Children’s Committee chairwoman, Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, Mississippi Professional Educators, Mississippi Association of Educators. • Philosophy — “For the majority of my first 12 years in the district, my teaching philosophy was simple: (1) through example, guide my students to think for themselves, (2) encourage them to become responsible citizens who make good choices and respect others, and (3) inspire them to always do their best. Now, my philosophy has not changed — only my subject area.” April S. Ross • School — Dana Road Ele-

mentary, kindergarten. • Education — Bachelor’s in elementary education, Alcorn State University. • Professional Organizations/Memberships — Mississippi Association of Education, National Educational Association, Vicksburg Chapter of Alcorn State University Alumni Association, Dana Road PTA, A.W. Watson PTA. • Philosophy — “My philosophy of teaching is to teach, love and inspire every child as if they are my own children. In addition, I am committed to developing a working relationship with all of my parents so that they will fully recognize the importance of their child experiencing success academically, socially and morally.” Joanne A. Ryan • School — Bowmar Magnet Elementary School, music. • Education — Bachelor’s in music, Fairleigh Dickinson University; master’s in music education, Teachers College, Columbia University. • Professional organizations/memberships- Distinguished Service Medal of Honor from the Department of Defense Overseas Schools, Project ABC at Beechwood Elementary School, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Professional Educators • Philosophy — “Now, more than ever, teachers need to provide varied, flexible and customized instructional delivery for ever-diverse student populations. Perhaps the most vital component of our 21st Century Global World is developing integrated curriculum models that allow staff and students alike to work across subject areas without sacrificing content-specific goals and objectives. Students must be able to transfer knowledge across discipline areas!” Victoria “Torri” E. Shelton • School — Bovina Elementary, sixth-grade language arts. • Education — Bachelor’s in elementary education, Mississippi State University.

• Professional organizations/memberships —Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, Relay for Life. • Philosophy — “I consider myself a student of the classroom and believe that learning can and should take place every second of every minute of every day. I attempt to teach my students that learning is a constant force in our lives. Knowledge is power. Teaching is not just a job; it’s a way of life.” Betty L. K. Smith • School — Sherman Avenue Elementary School, first grade. • Education — Bachelor’s in elementary education, Mississippi College. • Professional organizations/memberships — Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Chi, Culkin PTA, Mississippi Association of Educators, National Education Association. • Philosophy — “Every student should receive positive motivation to learn according to his or her learning style. It is my responsibility to use innovative materials and methods to teach children. The community and businesses should share in the responsibility to help educate students. A teacher should be a vessel of knowledge consciously overflowing.” Leslie Young • School — St. Francis Xavier Elementary, sixth grade. • Education — Associate degree in general studies, Jones Junior College; bachelor’s in business, University of Southern Mississippi. • Professional organizations/memberships- National Science Teacher Association, SASC Leadership Team VCS, VCS Technology Committee. • Philosophy — “In my classroom my hope is that children feel they are free to express their views, but learn boundaries. A teacher must help students love to learn to allow them to succeed. As the teacher, you set the mood of the class. So be excited about teaching and the students will be excited about learning.”


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52nd annual Lebanese dinner — Cabbage rolls, kibbee, green beans and tabooli, Feb. 6 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., dinner from 5 until 7 p.m., takeouts available. Tickets $10, from church members or call 601-6362483. Sweets and pastries will be for sale. New this year: door tickets will be sold at lunch only.

Eating long beans a hallmark during Chinese New Year

By Alison Ladman For The Associated Press Eating long beans to symbolize a long life is a hallmark of Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday. These beans can be found in well-stocked grocers and most Asian markets. They often go by other names, including asparagus beans, yardlong beans and snake beans. But whatever you call them, they basically look like really long green beans. Since this new year is the year of the dragon, more specifically the water dragon, we decided to serve our longevity dish with the dragon of the sea — lobster. If lobster isn’t available (or in the budget), shrimp is another good choice. Buy the smallest, sweetest shrimp you can find.

By Terri Cowart Frazier “I’ve always aspired to be a thin mint, but the peanut butter cream was my favorite,” former Girl Scout Kelle Barfield said when asked about her favorite cookie. Barfield, who was a Girl Scout member of local troop 229 more than 40 years ago, said she has made her career out of selling ideas as a nuclear communicator for Entergy, but said she had been a little more apprehensive all those years ago when it came to selling cookies. “But the good news is,” she said, “if you’re not a salesman, selling good cookies is the way to sell.” She added that it’s also a good marketing strategy to only sell the cookies a short time once a year. “It pushes up the demand.” Saturday begins this year’s annual cookie sale and Scouts are scheduled to start knocking on doors and calling on businesses. The Vicksburg Girl Scouts also will hold a cookie rally celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. This year, along with cookie favorites Samoas, Trefoils, Thin Mints, Do-SiDos, Tagalongs, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch, a new cookie will be introduced. Savannah Smiles, described as a cool crisp lemon wedge cookie, will be packaged in a commemorative box to celebrate the founding of Girl Scouting by Juliette Gordon

Low 100 years ago in Savannah, Ga. Girl Scout cookie sales, which began as early as 1917, was a way to finance troop activities. Since then, the annual cookie program has grown to become the largest girlled business in the country, generating more than $700 million. “When people think of Girl Scout cookies, they think of it as a way for young girls to learn about entrepreneurship,” Barfield said. The cookie sales, considered a premier business and economic literacy training program for girls in the United States, allows pro-

ceeds to stay in the local communities to help support programs, maintain camp facilities, provide training opportunities for local volunteers and fund camp scholarships for girls. Also, a portion of the sale of every box of cookies goes directly to the local troops. Even though the Scout program has changed since the 40 years Barfield was an active member, she said, “The cookie sales are one of the few things that connect Girl Scouts to its past.” Barfield said Scouting has moved from just transforming the individual girl, “they

If you go The Vicksburg Girl Scout cookie drive will kick off this weekend with a cookie rally scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 302 Adams St. For information, call 601-693-2903 or 601-918-3957. Cookie sales begin Saturday. Online:

Popular styles of cookie, from left, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and Shortbread.

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Dragon beans Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 8 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, crushed 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 pounds Chinese long beans 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil Splash of Sriracha sauce 7 ounces cooked lobster meat, chopped 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds In a wok or large, deep skillet over medium-high, heat the vegetable oil. Add the peppercorns, five-spice powder and garlic. Heat, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add beans and toss to coat. Add water, oyster sauce, and soy sauce and cover. Allow beans to steam for 5 minutes, or until just tender. Add sesame oil, Sriracha, lobster meat and sesame seeds. Toss together and cook until heated through. Serve immediately. Nutrition information per serving: 430 calories; 45 calories from fat (13 percent of total calories); 5 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 20 mg cholesterol; 55 g carbohydrate; 26 g protein; 10 g fiber; 530 mg sodium.

Savannah Smiles is the latest cookie offering from the Girl Scouts.

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

Kelle Barfield talks about her days in Girl Scouts 40 years ago.

Braised chicken: A dieter’s delight with rich flavors By Rocco DiSpirito For The Associated Press Let’s have a quick show of hands among the diet-conscious: Who is craving a plain baked chicken breast right now? Exactly. No one. Chicken breasts au naturel don’t ring my bells either, so I’m always looking for ways to pair chicken with flavor detonators in order to have myself a real meal. One of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken is to dispense with the breasts altogether. And since I’m a thigh man, I opt to use chicken thighs instead. Yes, it’s true that the thigh is fattier than the breast — about 8 grams per 4-ounce cooked portion — but the fat brings with it the extra zing and moisture breasts can so often lack. Plus, the dark meat of the thigh contains the nutritional jackpot of more iron and twice the zinc of white meat.

Better yet, you’ll be saving more than 400 calories a serving here, compared to a classically prepared chicken dish like coq au vin. Traditional versions of this dish pack 781 calories and 68 grams of fat per serving. Mine? Just 338 calories and 9 grams of fat. And if you’re a novice cook, that extra fat also means that it’s harder to screw up a chicken thigh recipe, no matter how you cook them. Unlike with chicken breasts, thighs rarely end up overcooked or dry. To reduce the fat, though, I suggest trimming off any extra bits of fat. My recipe for braised chicken thighs, which is perfect for a hearty winter meal, combines two techniques: browning over high heat and cooking with quick, low-heat braise, either in the oven or a slow cooker. Braising foods is a great See Chicken, Page C2.

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Ghee: Better than butter, even if harder to find in stores Ravioli with fried sage, asparagus and walnuts

By J.M. Hirsch For The Associated Press Why not just use butter? Fair question, especially since ghee is going to be more trouble to find (it’s hidden in your grocer’s international or natural foods aisles) and you’ll pay way more for it ($5 or more for a 7 1/2-ounce jar). Despite that, it’s an easy answer — because ghee is a rich indulgence that is so totally worth the effort and expense. Ghee is a form of clarified butter. Which means it is butter that was heated until the milk solids separated from the liquid. Then it was heated some more, until the liquid evaporated and the solids began to brown. The result is a thick yellowbrown paste with a nutty and intensely — Are you ready? — buttery flavor. But it’s true. This is butter on steroids. It’s easy to make your own. And no, most of us won’t. Ghee originated in India, where the heat spoils conventional butter. Clarifying

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Ravioli with Fried Sage, Asparagus and Walnuts. The asparagus and walnuts pair perfectly with the sage and ghee in this recipe. it prolongs its unrefrigerated life from a couple of weeks to many months. When to use it? Given the price, not every day. But this is the stuff to reach for when you want to be seriously slapped

around by buttery goodness. As in making the very best popcorn. Ever. Here’s why: Not only is the flavor of ghee richer than standard butter, it also has no water. Butter is 15 percent water; that water

makes popcorn soggy. Use ghee and you get rich flavor, not wet kernels. For more ideas for using ghee, check out the Off the Beaten Aisle column on the Food Network.

The asparagus and walnuts pair perfectly with the sage and ghee in this recipe, but don’t hesitate to mix it up. Almonds and cauliflower florets would be great, as would lightly chopped pistachios and baby bella mushrooms. The pinch of red pepper flakes doesn’t add much heat; it just helps heighten the other flavors. But if you like your dinner with punch, up your pinch. Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4 10-ounce package fresh cheese ravioli 3 tablespoons ghee Pinch red pepper flakes 5 large fresh sage leaves (left whole) 1 bunch asparagus, bottoms trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, lightly chopped Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the

ravioli and cook according to package directions, then drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the red pepper flakes and sage leaves, then fry until the sage is crisp. Remove the sage from the pan and set aside. Return the pan to the heat and add the asparagus. Sauté until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the walnuts, toss well, then add the drained ravioli and toss again. Crumble the fried sage leaves into the dish, then season with salt and pepper. Nutrition information per serving: 414 calories; 212 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 24 g fat (11 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 71 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrate; 13 g protein; 5 g fiber; 431 mg sodium. •

J.M. Hirsch is the national food editor for The Associated Press. He is author of the recent cookbook, “High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking.” His Off the Beaten Aisle column also appears at

Chefs root for ginger’s versatile properties By Michelle Locke The Associated Press Fresh, dried, candied or pickled, the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale — ginger root to you and me — is a hot commodity at the moment. Used quietly for years to add zip to everything from stirfries and sushi to breads and cookies, ginger also happens to be a key ingredient for the noodles and dumplings traditionally eaten for Chinese New Year, the two-week celebration of food and family that begins Jan. 23. But at the moment the knobby brown root is enjoying a bit of zeitgeist that goes far beyond that celebration, showing up in desserts, upscale sodas, marinades for pricy meats and fancy cocktails as the food world embraces this zingy root in anything but a gingerly fashion. At the Lukshon restaurant in Los Angeles, chef-owner Sang


Yoon laughingly describes himself as the guy who’ll “eat my own weight in the pickled ginger” when sitting down to sushi. “I really enjoy that light burn on the palate. It almost acts as a palate cleanser. It’s especially really pleasing for richer, oilier dishes like mackerel.” So at his restaurant, he has taken ginger well beyond the stir-fry, making a syrup from ginger and galangal (a more savory relative of ginger) for cocktails, juicing ginger for sauces and vinaigrettes and hot pickling ginger for raw fish dishes. Chef and Asian food authority Bruce Cost is such a fan he wrote the 1984 cookbook, “Ginger East to West,” which traced the history of ginger. He created Bruce Cost Ginger Ale for his restaurants and now sells it in specialty and food service retailers across the country. Unfiltered, it’s brewed in Brooklyn and made

from fresh, whole ginger and cane sugar. “It’s probably the premier herb on the planet,” he says, noting that ginger is an ancient food that has been embraced by diverse cultures. And his brew is hardly alone. Grocer’s shelves are suddenly crowded with fancy ginger ales sporting big, bold flavor, from Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew to Maine Root Ginger Brew. Ginger also shows up in marinades to help tenderize meat and is a natural partner to crab, steamed fish or in rich dishes, such as pork belly or dumplings.

they are teaching skills to lead America,” she said. Barfield said she felt like it was also interesting to see how the Girl Scout program has managed to stay current “cool for a girl” in today’s times, while still staying true to the fundamental

principles. For more information about the cookie sales or questions concerning Girl Scouts, contact Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Marketing and Grants Manager Linda Lauderdale at 601-693-2903 or 601918-3957.

sodium chicken stock or broth 20 dried shiitake mushrooms 8 small bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds total), skinned Salt and ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup sweet red vermouth (such as Martini Rossi), divided 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard 2 teaspoons lightly chopped fresh thyme In a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the chicken stock and mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside. In a medium bowl, place the chicken stock and mushrooms. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, remove and discard the mushroom stems. Cut mushroom caps in half and return to the stock. Heat the oven to 325 F. Season all the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or other oven-safe pot, heat the oil over medium-high.

Add the chicken, half at a time if necessary, and brown on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate, then add the onions to the pan. Cook over medium heat until the onions are softened, about 3 minutes. Add half of the vermouth and stir to deglaze the pan. Return the chicken to the pan, then add the stock and mushroom mixture. Cover and bring to a simmer. Transfer the pot to the oven and bake, covered, for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked, uncover from the pot. Place the pot on a burner over medium heat and add both mustards, the remaining vermouth and the thyme. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly and glazes the chicken. Divide the chicken between 4 serving plates. Spoon the sauce over and around the chicken. Nutrition information per serving: 338 calories; 9 g fat (24 percent of calories from fat) (2 g saturated); 115 mg cholesterol; 25 g carbohydrate; 31 g protein; 3 g fiber; 676 mg sodium.

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Continued from Page C1. are now trying to transform society,” she said. “The focus also includes advocacy, which deals with such major social concerns as poverty, teen pregnancy and volunteerism. They are not just about inspiring a woman to work outside the home, but

Chicken Continued from Page C1. way to create tender meaty dishes. Cook this dish at a lower temperature in your slow cooker if you need to be away from the kitchen for the day. Or you can do it in the oven at 275 F for 3 to 5 hours. Just be sure you have a tight-fitting cover for your pot to make sure the liquid doesn’t evaporate. The braising liquid uses something that’s probably been residing, forgotten, in the back of your liquor cabinet since the days of the Nixon administration: sweet red vermouth (used mostly for Manhattans). Vermouth is a wine infused with a concoction of herbs. Combined with thyme and two varieties of mustard, the vermouth creates a lusty sauce for the chicken that packs unbelievable flavor. So when you’re craving a diet meal that’s low in fat and calories, but rich with delicious flavor, try this one. Just about any side dish goes with it, be it baked potatoes or yams, brown rice or steamed veggies.

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‘Adult’ daughter makes poor decision in prostitution Dear Abby: My 18-yearold-daughter, “Olympia,” is a beautiful, intelligent young woman who graduated from high school last spring, was accepted to two universities and started her first job. When she lost it recently, she was devastated. Instead of trying to find another one, she decided to turn to prostitution. When I asked her why, she said she doesn’t want to work her butt off for peanuts. Other family members and I have tried to make Olympia see reason, but she’s determined to do this. I am extremely frustrated with her decision. I have warned her about the dangers she’ll face in that “occupation.” I know she’s of age now and needs to make her own choices, but I’m afraid for her and don’t want to lose her if we have a huge argument over this. What can I do? — Anxious Mom in Sacramento Dear Anxious Mom: For an “adult,” your daughter’s decision-making leaves a lot to be desired. Prostitution is illegal.



It’s not a viable career option. Is she aware that her “line of work” offers no job security and the benefits will last only as long as her looks hold up? Regardless of the argument that may ensue, let her know that although you love her, you are worried sick about her, and disappointed and furious at her poor judgment because she has far more to offer than what she’s selling. Warn her she’s heading down a path that’s hard to come back from. If she won’t change her mind, then you must accept that your daughter will have to learn her lessons the hard way. But let her know your door will be open to her. Dear Abby: Are you supposed to ignore an acquain-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: It behooves you to raise your goals a few notches higher than usual in the year ahead. Even if you have to convince yourself that you’re capable of higher achievements, know that your chances for success are better than normal. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It doesn’t look like any old accounts will be squared up with you, because, unfortunately, others might not show you the same consideration that you’ve shown them in the past. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There’s a possibility that, carelessly, you could talk to the wrong person and reveal something meant to be confidential. That which should be kept secret could become common knowledge. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Honestly examine your motives about your poor behavior toward a friend. If you’re treating him or her badly because of envy, you need to clean up your act fast. Aries (March 21-April 19) — A failure to take a firm stance on an important issue could prove to be unforgivable to those who need your support. Trying to stay out of it makes you look like a traitor. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If helpmates do not live up to your expectations, the fault might not be entirely theirs. It could be due in most part to the faulty instructions you gave them. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Unless you’ve learned from past experiences to keep your guard up, you’re destined to suffer the same unpleasant results again from someone with a smooth tongue and low motives. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Because neither you nor your mate are likely to be at your best when it comes to making a major decision, it would be smart to wait until at least one of you has your head on straight. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Unless you properly plan the logistics of your day, you could end up spending a lot of time being extremely busy but accomplishing little to nothing. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This is one of those rare days when you could be too much of a risk-taker for your own good. If you go in where the odds are stacked against you, don’t expect to be bailed out. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your chart indicates that this could be one of those days when you simply can’t believe in yourself and, as a result, have a tendency to throw in the towel just when victory is in sight. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless you find a balance in situations where you should be bold, you’ll be unduly cautious. Conversely, when you should be wary, you’ll end up being far too reckless. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If buying some special merchandise, don’t permit your desires to exceed your means and cause you to spend beyond your ceiling price.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOC.IATION Dr. Wallace: Recently, the parents of a 17-year-old son were teaching him how to drink alcohol sensibly so he wouldn’t learn how to drink outside the home with his friends. If all parents would teach their teens to become responsible social drinkers, we would have fewer adult problem drinkers. When teens don’t learn how to drink with parental guidance, they learn from their peers and that can be troublesome. My wife and I introduced our twin sons to alcohol on their 16th birthday. One was the limit and only on a Sunday, at home. At no time did we worry about our sons drinking foolishly. — Father, Cedar Lake, Ind. Father: I strongly disagree with parents introducing alcohol — a highly addictive drug.You would have done a better parenting job if you had stopped drinking and encouraged your sons to totally avoid alcohol. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

tance when you notice she’s in a doctor’s waiting room with you? (Especially if it’s a specialist’s office that makes a particular condition obvious to an otherwise non-privy person?) This has happened to me twice recently. One time, I avoided the acquaintance; the other, I broke the silence and said, “Is that you, So-and-So?” Both times it was awkward. I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to be seen at certain doctors’ offices. Should I have played dumb? — Striving for Discretion in New York Dear Striving: No, you should not have “played dumb.” In the future, you should acknowledge your acquaintance, but refrain from asking questions. Any questions, including, “How are you?” Dear Abby: I’m being married in a few months and there’s still so much to do. The only thing I have decided so far is the date and location. I have gotten so stressed that I

have actually passed out. I keep asking my fiance to help me with decisions and particulars for the wedding, but he says, “It’s your job. You’re the bride.” Then he continues his lazy ways around the house. How do I get him to help me plan our wedding? — Bride in a Panic Dear Bride: How do I get YOU to realize you can’t change your fiance, and that this is the man he will be after your wedding? If you manage to pull this event together by yourself, you will still have a husband who is lazy around the house and refuses to help you even when you become so stressed that you pass out. Your fiance isn’t the last man on the planet. If he doesn’t have any good qualities — you mentioned none — you can do better than this. •

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

Coming in from the cold will stop Raynaud’s attack Dear Doctor K: During the colder months, I’m prone to “attacks” in which my fingers and toes get very cold and then go blue and numb. Although they do eventually return to normal, it’s a recurring problem. Could I have Raynaud’s disease? Dear Reader: Raynaud’s is certainly one cause of cold fingers and toes. You mention that your symptoms come and go. This, coupled with the fact that your fingers and toes lose color, leads me to believe you may have Raynaud’s. In addition to causing your digits to feel cold or even painful, Raynaud’s causes the top part of the fingers and toes to get very white or blue-purple. The most common trigger for Raynaud’s is cold air. So for most sufferers, it’s more of a problem in winter. But Raynaud’s can strike even in summer. If you move from outdoors to a very well-air-conditioned building, the change in temperature can set it off. Emotional stress can also trigger Raynaud’s. Most attacks end if you get out of the cold and also take certain steps. Your doctor definitely should be able to diagnose the condition — particularly if you see your doctor during an attack. The most important thing to do to protect against Raynaud’s is to avoid situations that trigger an attack. Avoid cold air. If you have to get out in cold weather, bundle up. Avoid cigarette smoke — chemicals in cigarettes can irritate your blood vessels and cause them to clamp down.

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Too much caffeine can make some people with Raynaud’s get attacks more easily. If you think stress triggers your Raynaud’s, try deep breathing. What’s the best way to end an attack? Get out of the cold air, and soak your hands or feet in warm (not hot) water. If you can’t get out of cold air quickly, put your hands in a warm place — your armpits. •

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

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Date Night” — Mistaken identity creates an unforgettable adventure for two suburbanites, Steve Carell and Tina Fey, who were trying to invigorate their marriage with an evening at a bistro./7:30 on HBO n SPORTS NBA — Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks face high-flying Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers in the late game of a NBA doubleheader. The Portland Trailblazers battle the Hawks in Atlanta in the opener./7 on ESPN Tina Fey n PRIMETIME “Harry’s Law” — Harry represents a dying 21-year-old who purchased a kidney; Tommy and Oliver defend twins who were arrested after the husband they shared turned up dead./8 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Kevin Costner, actor-director, 57; Mark Collie, country singer, 56; Dave Attell, comedian, 47; Jesse L. Martin, actor, 43; DJ Quik, rapper, 42; Jason Segal, actor, 32; Samantha Mumba, singer, 29.


‘Teen Mom’ star arrested twice in 6 days A star of the MTV reality show “Teen Mom 2” has been arrested for the second time in less than a week in southeastern North Carolina. Jenelle Evans was charged Monday night with violating a domestic violence protection order. Evans was still being held in the Brunswick County jail Tuesday morning, but officials at the jail didn’t have more details on the arrest. A call to her lawyer was not immediately returned. The 20-year-old was arrested last week and Jenelle Evans charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Evans was also charged with assault in March. A month later, she received 12 months of probation and community service on a drug paraphernalia charge. In August, she was charged with a probation violation after testing positive for marijuana and opiates.

Toddler’s cuss word on ‘Family’ draws ire An anti-profanity crusader on Tuesday asked ABC to pull this week’s “Modern Family” episode in which a toddler appears to use a bleeped curse word. “Our main goal is to stop this from happening,” said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. “If we don’t, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don’t want to have a 2-year-old saying the ‘F-bomb’ on TV.” “We hope they know better,” said Hatch. He’s asking his club’s members, whom he said number 35,000 in the United States and about three-dozen other countries, to complain to ABC. ABC has yet to respond, he said Tuesday. The network had no comment, a spokeswoman said. In the episode titled “Little Bo Bleep” to be shown at 8 tonight, 2-year-old Lily shocks parents Mitchell and Cameron (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet) with her first expletive. The dads, who are preparing Lily to serve as flower girl in a wedding, now have an added parenting challenge.

Brooks: Hospital broke name promise Country music star Garth Brooks is suing an Oklahoma hospital, saying it reneged on a promise to name a building after his late mother in exchange for a $500,000 donation. Brooks’ lawsuit against Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon seeks the return of the December 2005 donation. The trial began Tuesday. Brooks said hospital officials showed him mock-ups of buildings bearing Colleen Brooks’ name and told him his donation was earmarked for such a project. The hospital denies any wrongdoing and in Garth Brooks court filings says Brooks’ donation was “anonymous and unconditional.” Dressed in jeans and a black cowboy hat, Brooks shook hands with lawyers and made small talk before proceedings began Tuesday. He was accompanied by his wife, country singer Trisha Yearwood.

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Principal warned over anti-cheating jam An Austrian high school principal narrowly escaped legal action after going after potential exam cheaters with a high-tech — but illegal — idea. Gerhard Klampfer reportedly bought and mounted a jamming device strong enough to prevent graduating classes from doing Internet research on their smartphones during final exams last summer. State broadcaster ORF said on its website Monday that the move was effective enough to arouse the attention of a phone service provider. The company alerted authorities in charge of monitoring radio traffic after noticing lack of service. They then notified legal officials who threatened Klampfer with a misdemeanor. Under Austrian law only police, the military and others in charge of security can jam signals. Klampfer said he didn’t know he was breaking the law. He was let off with a warning, instead of a fine.

Chef teams with drugmaker to battle diabetes By The Associated Press Celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Deen is teaming with drug-maker Novo Nordisk to launch a program that aims to help people live with Type 2 diabetes and promote a Novo diabetes drug. The program is called Diabetes in a New Light and offers tips on food preparation, stress management and working with doctors on a treatment plan. Recipes and tips can be found at Deen, a paid spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, said she was diagnosed three years ago, but kept quiet about her condition until she had advice to offer the public. “I wanted to bring something to the table when I came forward,” she said Tuesday. “I’ve always been one to think that I bring hope.” When asked if the highfat, high-caloric recipes she champions can lead to diabetes, she hedged. “That is part of the puzzle,” she said, but mentioned other factors: genetics, lifestyle, stress and age. “On my show I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, ‘in moderation,”’ she added. “I’ve always eaten in

‘On my show I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, “in moderation.” I’ve always eaten in moderation.’ Paula Deen

moderation.” Government doctors said that being overweight, over 45 and inactive increase the risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Growth of the disease in the U.S. has been closely tied to escalating obesity rates. Roughly 23 million Americans are believed to have Type 2 diabetes, according to federal estimates. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. The body either does not produce enough insulin or does not use it efficiently, allowing excess sugar, or glucose, to accumulate in the blood. Deen has Type 2 diabetes and takes Victoza, a oncedaily noninsulin injection. The website links to promotional materials for the

Last vigil planned for Poe visitor BALTIMORE (AP) — Is the “Poe Toaster” nevermore? Edgar Allan Poe fans are planning one last vigil to watch for the mysterious person who for decades visited the gothic writer’s grave on the anniversary of his birth. The rose and cognac tributes of an anonymous man in black are thought to date to at least the 1940s. Notes left with the tributes indicate that the tra-

‘Tinker Tailor,’ ‘Artist’ up for U.K. film awards LONDON (AP) — It’s spry versus spy as frothy silent movie “The Artist” and moody thriller “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. “The Artist” received 12 nominations and “Tinker Tailor” 11, with each film up for best picture and director, and best actor nominations for leading men Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman. The other best-film nominees, announced at a ceremony Tuesday by actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger, were “The Descendants,” “Drive” and “The Help.” In a diverse field not dominated by any single film, there are also multiple nominations for “Hugo,” “My Week With Marilyn,” “The Iron Lady” and “The Help.” The nominations are another feather in the cap of “The Artist,” a black and white French film about a silent screen star’s fall with the rise of talkies that has become an unlikely hit. On Sunday it won three Golden Globes, including best musical or comedy film. Director Michael Hazanavicius said Tuesday he and his crew had been “a bit mad to make a black-and-white silent film in 2011.” The shortlist gives a boost to “Tinker Tailor,” an atmospheric adaptation of John le Carre’s espionage classic that has received rave reviews but has so far been snubbed during the U.S. awards season. “Tinker Tailor” producer Tim Bevan said the film was a “particularly British cultural phenomenon. It’s great that it’s being recognized at the BAFTAs but that it hasn’t at the Golden Globes is not surprising.”

dition passed to a new generation in the 1990s. But the visitor, dubbed the “Poe Toaster,” hasn’t appeared since 2009. Poe House and Museum Curator Jeff Jerome said he’ll wait one last time overnight tonight before calling an end to the tradition. He’ll host a reading of Poe tributes Thursday, an event that may become a new tradition to mark the macabre writer’s birthday.

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 22, 2006, Utopia V. Brown, an unmarried person, executed a certain deed of trust to First American Title, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1577 at Page 712 and modified in Book 1516 at Page 436; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to PHH Mortgage Corporation by instrument dated September 27, 2010 and recorded in Book 1514 at Page 435 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, PHH Mortgage Corporation has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated September 30, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 473; 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, PHH Mortgage Corporation, 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 February 8, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: That part of Section 8, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Begin at an iron pin along the West line of the present Warrenton Road, said point marking the Southeast corner of Lot 11 of Walnut Ridge Subdivision as recorded in Deed Book 116 at Page 186 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run North 60 degrees 00 minutes West for 131.29 feet to an iron pin at the end of an existing cyclone fence; thence turn and run North 37 degrees 15 minutes 14 seconds East along said fence for 149.83 feet to an iron post; thence turn and run South 60 degrees 00 minutes East for 114.35 feet to an iron pin along the West right-of-way of Warrenton Road; thence turn and follow the right-of-way South 34 degrees 43 minutes West along a chord of 48.82 feet to an iron pin; thence continue along said right-of-way South 28 degrees 50 minutes West for 100.0 feet back to the point of beginning. TOGETHER WITH a Twenty (20)-ft-wide easement for ingress and egress (10 ft either side of the center line), the center line of which is described as follows: Commence at an iron pin marking the Southeast corner of Lot 11 of Walnut Ridge Subdivision at its intersection with the West right-of-way line of Warrenton Road; thence run North 28 degrees 50 minutes East along said right-of-way for 100.0 feet to an iron pin; thence run North 34 degrees 43 minutes East along said right-of-way for 10.5 feet to an iron pin set in the center line of an existing gravel drive and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the center line of the herein described easement; thence run North 77 degrees 20 minutes West for 65.87 feet to an iron pin; thence turn and run North 47 degrees 36 minutes West for 55.5 feet, more or less, to intersection with the West line of the herein described parcel and the end of the easement. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 13th day of January, 2012. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 1670 Warrenton Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001185DT Publish: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1(3t)

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI VIKING INVESTMENTS, LLC PLAINTIFF VS. NO. 12, 0016-CO RAYMOND A. DAUMER, JR. AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN AND TO THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY DEFENDANTS SUMMONS (Service by Publication) TO: Raymond A. Daumer, Jr. AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN AND TO THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY. Part Lot 285, Sq. 59 Vicksburg Proper Block 03, Section 12, Township 16, Range 03 Plat Book 69, Pages 22-23, Deed Book 1186 Page 307 Parcel Number 094M 001059004500, PPIN 19221 More particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point 102 feet and 6 inches from the Southeast corner of Lot 285 in Square 59, "Vicksburg Proper" and from said point of beginning running North 22-1/2 Feet, thence West 147 Feet 6 Inches to the West line of Lot 285 of Square 59; thence South along the West line of Lot 285 of Square 59, 22 Feet 6 Inches; thence East 147 Feet and 6 Inches to the place of beginning; this tract consisting of that part of Lot 285 in Square 59 in that part of the City known as "Vicksburg Proper" conveyed from Mrs. Flora L. Switzer to Mrs. May Belle Conway on July 20, 1918, and recorded in Book 136, page 336, and that property conveyed from G. W. Johnston to Caroline E. Kiger on March 28, 1862 and recorded in Book CC, Page 423 of the Warren County Land Records, and being the same property conveyed by Charles Stuart McCloskey, Sr., to Philip Habeeb by deed dated May 7, 1956, and recorded in Book 328 at Page 594 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. whose present residence and address is unknown. You have been made Defendant in the lawsuit filed in this Court by Viking Investments, LLC, Plaintiff, whose address is P. O. Box 321, Jackson, MS 39205. The Complaint filed against you has initiated a civil action seeking the confirmation of title to the above described property. Defendants other than you in this action are: None. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to William M. Bost, Jr., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1221 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 11TH DAY OF JANUARY 2012 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 the 5th day of January 2012. SHELLEY ASHLEY PALMERTREE WARREN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK BY:/s/ Kelly Stevens D.C. Publish: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on December 1, 2006, Carol Lanford, and Kenneth L. Lanford, wife and husband, executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1629 at Page 21; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage by instrument dated October 4, 2011 and recorded in Book 1528 at Page 371 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Regions Bank DBA Regions Mortgage has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated November 23, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1530 at Page 544; 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 DBA 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, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 175 of Openwood Plantation Subdivision, Part V, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 48 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 28th day of December, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 18 Jil Marie Circle Vicksburg, MS 39180 11-003595GW Publish: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18(3t)

Advertisement for Lien Sale Notice is hereby given in accordance to Mississippi Statutes, that the following goods will be sold at 182 Highway 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180 on 1-27-2012 at 10:00AM to satisfy liens claim by Highway 80 Self Storage. Lessor will conduct a public sale with reserve to the highest bidder for cash for the following spaces. Unit 010 5 x 10 (50sf) Walter Dixon 1309 ½ Bay St Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 027 5 x 10 (50sf) Arthur Weathersby 1132 Wooddell Dr Jackson, MS 39212 Unit 031 10 x 10 (100sf) Donald Hollis 210 Enchanted Dr Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 039 10 x 10 (100sf) Tawania Miller 714 Bridge St Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 044 10 x 10 (100sf) Shelia Tribble 702 Maurice Ave Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 056 10 x 10 (100sf) Geraldine Bell 2801 Oak St Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 064 10 x 10 (100sf) Angela Williams 450 China Grove Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 075 5 x 10 (50sf) Ruth Watson 1002 Boy Scout Rd Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 087 10 x 10 (100sf) Chris Ballard 102 Ballard Lane Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 091 10 x 10 (100sf) Deidra Williams 1831 Macarthur Dr Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 101 10 x 10 (100sf) Kristie Barber 158 Cain Ridge Dr Vicksburg, MS 39180 U i

Unit 111 10 x 10 (100sf) Shaneka Rogers 2802 Arcadia St Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 113 10 x 10 (100sf) Shanika Griffin 215 Hills of the Valley Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 127 5 x 10 (50sf) Neldra Clark 719 Maurice Ave Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 141 10 x 10 (100sf) Bobby Graves 34 Shiloh Lane Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 144 10 x 10 (100sf) Shaniqua Brown 734 Locust St Apt B Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 148 10 x 10 (100sf) Vera Williams 2424 Oak St Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 205 10 x 15 (150sf) Janu Washington 218 Hills of the Valley Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 233 10 x 10 (100sf) James Jefferson 800 Monroe St Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 234 10 x 10 (100sf) Steven Thompson 3916 Halls Ferry Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 256 10 x 20 (200sf) Ara Cox 629 Highway 80 E Apt 12 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 261 10 x 15 (150) Robert Neal or Debra Henry 139 Cainen Lane Branch, LA 70516 Unit 265 10 x 20 (200sf) Brenda Shaw or Barrett Lewis 5380 Flowers Hill Rd Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 266 10 x 20 (200sf) Brenda Shaw or Barrett Lewis 5380 Flowers Hill Rd Vicksburg, MS 39183 U i 2 1

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01. Legals

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT RE: THE ESTATE OF ANDREW WINANT GARCIA, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2011-148PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 2nd day of December, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executrix upon the Estate of Andrew Winant Garcia, deceased, notice is hereby given to all person having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 2nd day of January, 2012. /s/ Heather Maureen Burns Garcia HEATHER MAUREEN BURNS GARCIA EXECUTRIX Publish: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1 (3t)

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01. Legals Unit 271 10 x 20 (200sf) Steve and Melissa Ellis 12810 Citrus Knoll Cr Thonotosassa, FL 33592 Unit 294 10 x 10 (100sf) Donald Brownlee 780 Highway 61N Apt 7F Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 311 10 x 30 (300sf) Mildred South 1200 Mission Apt 319 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 329 10 x 15 (150sf) Yolanda Martin 115 Windy Lake Circle Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 401 10 x 10 (100sf) Ozzy Buster PO Box 492 Caldwell, ID 83606 Unit A02 10 x 20 (200sf) Steve and Melissa Ellis 12810 Citrus Knoll Cr Thonotosassa, FL 33592 Publish: 1/11, 1/18(2t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 27, 2006, Thomas Wayne Bethany and Shannon M. Bethany, husband and wife, as joint tenants with the right of Survivorship, executed a certain deed of trust to Barbara Zirilli, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1585 at Page 230 and Modified in Book 1494 at Page 269 and Modified in Book 1508 at Page 843; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to MidFirst Bank by instrument dated November 15, 2011 and recorded in Book 1530 at Page 242 of

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Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880

01. Legals g the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, MidFirst Bank has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated November 28, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1530 at Page 386; 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, MidFirst Bank, 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, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All that parcel of land in Warren County, State of Mississippi, as more fully described in Deed Book 1178, Page 645, ID# 130237301477, Being known and designated as Lot 62 of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part 1 as shown on Plat of record in Plat Book 1, Page 86, Less and Except that part of Lot 62 described as beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot 62, and being more particularly described as a metes and bounds. By fee simple Deed from

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01. Legals Kendell M. Foster, single as set forth in Deed Book 1178, Page 645 dated 07/29/1999 and recorded 07/30/1999, Warren County Records, State of Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 28th day of December, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 202 Alfa Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 11-003902GW Publish: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18(3t)

SEALED BIDS for furnishing Single Axle Chassis Truck with Dump Body will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, February 06, 2012. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in an Adjourned Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, February 06, 2012. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 1/14, 1/18(2t)

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POSITION AVAILABLE Medical Aide II (Community Health Worker) - Located within Public Health District III in Greenwood, MS. This position will be responsible for engaging individuals and promote the heart disease and stroke prevention initiatives in community and clinical settings. This position will be responsible for creating more effective linkages between communities and the health care system, providing health education and information, assisting and advocating for underserved individuals to receive appropriate services, providing informal counseling, directly addressing basic needs,and building community capacity in addressing health issues. Positions will be filled to work in the following counties: Bolivar, Holmes, Yazoo, Warren, Washington, and Humphreys. Minimum Requirements include: Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED); and completion of a Medical Aide Training Program from an accredited college, university, trade school, or medical institution ; OR graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED); and two (2) years of experience directly related to the described duties. Application Deadline: January 25, 2011 Application Procedure: Please send/bring a Letter of Interest & Resume to: Mississippi State Department of Health/ MS Delta Health of Collaborative Attn: Vanessa Hodges 522 West Park Ave. Suite P, Greenwood, MS 38930 or Email Letter of Interest & Resume to:

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


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

02. Public Service Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

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

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

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

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07. Help Wanted


PAPA JOHNS PIZZA is hiring a Manager and Drivers. Drivers must have a reliable vehicle, insurance, and a good driving record. Apply in Person between 10am- 4pm.

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 AVON- NEED INCOME now? Start your Avon Business! Earn good money! Call 601-259-2157. BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. DR. MARGARET NICHOLS and Dr. Janet Fisher now hiring trained dental assistant. Please bring resume to office, 1212 Mission 66, Monday- Thursday, 8am-5pm. DRIVER. LOOKING For a new job for the New year? Tango has immediate openings for Regional and OTR Drivers! Top Pay, Excellent Benefits and Great Hometime. CDL-A and 15 months OTR experience required. Apply by phone. MondayFriday 8am- 5pm and Sunday 1pm- 5pm CST. 877826-4605 or online at Please email resumes to: GROWING INDUSTRIAL COMPANY is looking for an HR Assistant to assist with recruitment, new hire development and employee scheduling. Excellent benefits, 50 hour work week. Send resumes to: Dept. 3777, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

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



MAINTENANCE FACILITY MANAGER opening Jackson, MS. Must be experienced with strong management, communication, multitask team of technicians on 24-7 work scheduled. Great pay and benefits. Email resume: or call: 704-225-7890. (EOE/AA) Old Dominion Freight Line.

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)


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

06. Lost & Found FOUND MALE CAT. Black and White cat. Woodlawn Baptist Church area.601-529-0786.

FOUND! A VALUABLE ITEM was found in the parking lot of Dominos Pizza, Highway 61 South, Thursday, January 12th. Call 228-261-1195 to completely identify item for return. FOUND! NEUTERED BLACK Labrador. 601-6366631. Vicksburg Warren Humane Society FOUND!! OLDER FEMALE Black Labrador. Wearing Orange collar. 601-636-6631. Vicksburg Warren Humane Society

Apply in person only at:

Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.

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CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

12. Schools & Instruction EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185. WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

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

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17. Wanted To Buy

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

15. Auction

MOVING MUST SELL! Landscape rock, white Resin Sun room furniture, coffee table, 2 end tables, Cherry corner lighted cabinet. 601-6388383.

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

17. Wanted To Buy

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

OAK FIREWOOD $70 ½ cord, $40 Ÿ cord. Free stacking and delivery 601218-7579.

PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Just in time for extra Christmas cash, Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

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

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.


19. Garage & Yard Sales

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

5320 JEFF DAVIS ROAD. GARAGE Monday – Friday 7am- 1pm. Furniture, clothing, video games. SALE! AUNT WENDYS this and that. 43C Fisher Ferry Road 50% off clothing Some exceptions apply. January 18th- 31 st. Monday-thursday 10am- 6pm. Friday 10am- 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Turn your trash into cash with “The Classified Factory�. To place your ad in the Classifieds call 601-636-SELL!

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

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

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

20. Hunting

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

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

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601831-0667. Quick response. KMR TRACTOR SERVICES. Bush hog mowing, grading, excavation, disking, after storm debris removal, and other land, commercial/ residential work. Free Estimates. 601-4159225. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.


24. Business Services CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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

ALL MOBILE HOME OWNERS! Single or double wide. Insulate with a new mobile home roof over kit. 2" foam insulation on top of your home with 29 gauge steel roofing. Guaranteed to save 25- 30% on heating/ cooling bill. 20 colors to choose from. Financing available with no money down. Also custom insulated mobile home windows. Free estimate. Donnie Grubbs. Toll free 1-888-339-5992 CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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ELECTRICIAN Anderson Tully Industrial electrical manufacturing experience needed. Experience with electrical wiring maintenance and installation, motor control installation, electrical systems maintenance applications, and troubleshooting plant electronic systems. Working knowledge and familiarity with PLC’s and electronics along with working knowledge of all local and national electrical codes. Excellent pay and benefits along with a great working environment. Send your resume to: Human Resources P. O. Box 38, Vicksburg, MS 39181 Fax: (601) 629-3626 Email:

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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

GROUP SERVICES MANAGER The Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Group



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

Simmons Lawn Service

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


Show Your Colors!

601-636-SELL (7355)

Services Manager. The position solicits the group tour and meetings/convention markets to generate



overnight visitation. Weekends, evenings and

•Residential & Commercial •Pressure Washing •Sheetrock repair

out-of-market travel required. Salary based on

35 years experience

& finishing Free Estimates Dean Cook • 601-278-4980

experience. Send resumes to Executive Director,

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

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

Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 110, Vicksburg, MS 39181.

Proud Grandparents


Show off your grandchildren to everyone this Valentine’s Day! Just bring or mail your grandchilds photo by February 9th, along with completed form and $20 to: The Vicksburg Post Classified Dept. P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182


Check the classifieds daily or sell the rest with a fast action classified ad.

WOOD BURNING HEATER. Up to 28� wood with andirons, 2 sections of black pipe. MODEL 11 REMINGTON shot gun. 601-638-5795.

19. Garage & Yard Sales


BLONDE GOLDEN RETRIEVER. Adult female, Dana Road area. Reward. 601-201-5188.


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.

24. Business Services

LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

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

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

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

FOUND! MALE YORKIE, Lake Forest area. 601-415-6565.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

5 WEEK OLD LABRADOR puppies. 5-Yellow, and 1black, 4 boys, and 2 girls. 5 weeks old. $250 each. 601634-8109. GERMAN SHEPHERD. AKC/CKC registered, Canine Denmark blood line. Born 12/14/11. 4 males, 3 females. Beautiful dogs. Ready in two weeks. Taking deposits. Call Kathy 601-529-9590.

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

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The Vicksburg Post


SPORTS we dn e sDAY, j an uar y 18, 2012 • SEC TI O N d

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


prep basketball


Terry throttles Vicksburg

Red Carpet Classic at Warren Central Saturday (G) Porters Chapel vs. St. Aloysius, 10 a.m. (B) Porters Chapel vs. St. Al, 11:30 a.m. (G) Vicksburg vs. Velma Jackson, 1 p.m. (B) VHS vs. Velma Jackson, 2:30 p.m. (G) Warren Central vs. Brandon , 4 p.m. (B) WC vs. Brandon, 5:30 p.m.

Bulldogs snap Gators’ home winning streak

St. Aloysius hosts West Lincoln Friday, 6 p.m.


Vicksburg at WC Thursday, 5:30 p.m. St. Al hosts St. Andrews Friday, 5:30 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks face high-flying Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers in the late game of a NBA doubleheader. The Portland Trailblazers battle the Hawks in Atlanta in the opener.


St. Aloysius soccer player scored three goals and had two assists in a 10-0 win over Crystal Springs Tuesday. Story/D2

Sidelines Braves re-sign Bourn, Jurrjens

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to one-year deals with outfielder Michael Bourn for $6.845,000, starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens for $5.5 million and reliever Eric O’Flaherty for $2.49 million. The agreements were reached just before teams and players exchanged figures for arbitration hearings. The Braves also agreed on a minor league contract with free-agent reliever Peter Moylan, who missed most of last season with injuries but had been a key member of the Atlanta bullpen. Bourn, who got a raise from $4.4 million, was acquired from Houston in July just ahead of the trade deadline. He led the NL in stolen bases for the third straight year with 61 and provided the Braves with a much-needed leadoff hitter. Barring a longterm deal, he can become a free agent after the 2012 season. Jurrjens, who made $3.25 million last season, was selected for his first All-Star game and went 13-6 with a 2.96 ERA. But he barely pitched in the second half because of a knee injury that required surgery, and he’s been mentioned frequently in trade talks with the Braves having a surplus of top pitching prospects.

By Jeff Byrd

By Ernest Bowker

It might have been the three-day holiday weekend. It might have been the January blahs. Whatever the reason, Vicksburg had a clunker Tuesday night. The Terry Lady Bulldogs (13-8) did pretty much what they wanted, especially Caitlyn Spane. The center made 11 field goals and was a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line for 33 points to pace the Lady Bulldogs to a 62-37 rout of the Missy Gators. The loss for Vicksburg (9-10) comes just four nights after a key division win at Clinton. Vicksburg coach Barbara Hartzog was puzzled by her team’s lack of focus. “We weren’t here today,” Hartzog said. “Maybe it was the three-day weekend. We had a game like this earlier in the year, but tonight was a doozy. We couldn’t score, we didn’t rebound, we didn’t play defense and we missed our free throws.” Terry coach Matthew Scott was pleased. “This was a really good win for us,” Scott said. “We had lost our last couple in a row. It was good to see the ball get in the basket. Spane had her best performance of the season.” As for Vicksburg’s best player, Ama Arkoful, the freshman hit her first shot, a 3-pointer, and missed her next six. By the time she made her next shot, Terry had a 19-8 lead. Five straight points from Aleeshah Smith pulled VHS to within six at 19-13. Terry responded with a 16-0 run to put away the Missy Gators. Arkoful finished with 20 points. Smith had 11. Two other players had three points each, and that was it. Vicksburg made just 12 of 54 field goal attempts, had 22

not stop Terry’s Will Sheriff, who led the Bulldogs with 16 points. “We didn’t have an answer for No. 21 (Sheriff). We couldn’t get stops,” Robinson said. “Plus, we were coming off a hard-fought game at Lanier. We were down 16 and made a good comeback there. We came back and played hard again, but we have to play hard to have any chance to get a win.” Edward Davis helped the Gators grab their fourthquarter lead. He had 15

PEARL — In the course of a long losing streak, some defeats are easier to accept than others. There are nights where one team is simply better than another, and no amount of hustle or luck can change it. And then there are nights like Tuesday. The Porters Chapel Lady Eagles flew to the basketball, overcame a big size advantage to outrebound Park Place and built a double-digit lead — then watched it all come undone with a second-half swoon that led to yet another loss. Carlie Steele scored all 11 of her points in the second half, Savannah Harris grabbed 14 rebounds and scored five of her seven points in the last 3½ minutes, as Park Place rallied to beat PCA 27-21. Claire Mims had 11 points, six rebounds and four steals for PCA, which remained winless this season and has not won since beating Park Place in December 2010. “It’s kind of disappointing, because we had that game. It definitely could’ve been ours. God works through you, and I guess it wasn’t meant to be,” said PCA senior guard Marshedia Graise, who grabbed 10 rebounds. “We’re going to get one before it’s done.” This one was there for the taking, but slipped away from the Lady Eagles. They led 14-3 late in the second quarter and kept the lead until Steele hit a baseline jumper to give Park Place a 17-16 edge with 47 seconds to

See VHS, Page D3.

See PCA, Page D3.

Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg guard Aleeshah Smith goes up for a shot with Terry point guard Shaniqua Love defending Tuesday. Vicksburg lost 62-37. turnovers and missed 11 free throws. Terry had 20 made field goals and hit 19-of-22 from the line.

(B) Terry 61, Vicksburg 57 Vicksburg’s home-court winning streak, which dates to a 2010 home loss to Provine, was snapped by visiting Terry. The rebuilding Gators had won all seven of their previous home games this season following last year’s run to the Class 6A finals. But

against Terry, Vicksburg could not make a defensive stand in the fourth quarter. Terry (8-9) went on a 12-1 run after Vicksburg (9-11) had taken a 41-37 lead two minutes into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs went up 49-42 and then made free throws in the final 2 minutes. Terry point guard Alex Hopskins made his last six free throws to keep the Gators at bay. The closest Vicksburg could get was 55-53 with 37.5 seconds left after a driving basket by DeAndre King. Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said his team could


Payton expects Brees back By Brett Martel The Associated Press

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-2-8 La. Pick 4: 0-9-7-1 Weekly results: D2

Park Place rallies past PCA

The associated press

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees looks for a receiver as Detroit Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch pursues this season.

METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton cannot envision the Saints taking the field next season without quarterback Drew Brees, who could opt for free agency this winter now that he’s played out his six-year contract. “I don’t even know if stunned would be a strong enough word,” Payton said Tuesday, referring to what his reaction would be if Brees left. “I don’t see that happening.” Brees has thrown for more yards than any NFL quarterback since joining the Saints in 2006 and passed for an NFL record 5,476 yards this season, breaking Dan Marino’s 27-year-old mark of 5,084. The star quarterback was among a number of players who had already left town and were not available for comment on Tuesday, the first day Saints headquarters was opened to reporters since last weekend’s

upset loss to San Francisco in the divisional round of the playoffs. However, Brees has already said he expected an extension with New Orleans to eventually be completed. The quarterback likely will command a salary in the range of $18 million per year, which would be commensurate to the level of pay for New England’s Tom Brady and Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning. Receiver Lance Moore said he was already operating under the assumption Brees would be his quarterback in 2012. “As important as he is not only to this team, but this city, this whole area, you kind of have to do right by him and sign him to a longterm deal because he’s earned that,” Moore said. “Where would we be without Drew? You can’t even fathom that.” Still, Payton acknowledged free agency will be challenging for him and general manager Mickey Loomis because other key players from the

Saints’ record-setting offense have expiring contracts, including Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks and receivers Marques Colston and Robert Meachem. The Saints gained an NFL record 7,474 offensive yards this season, easily eclipsing St. Louis’ mark of 7,075, which had stood since 2000. “This season, certainly, there are some real good players that potentially are free agents,” Payton said. “Each year those are challenges and that’s what makes it hard to win in our league. ... We’ll look closely at it and try to be objective.” Other free agents include cornerback Tracy Porter, defensive tackles Aubrayo Franklin and Shaun Rogers, linebackers Jo-Lonn Dunbar and Ramon Humber, and reserve defensive ends Jeff Charleston and Turk McBride. Starting center Brian de la Puente, receiver Adrian Arrington and backup quarterback Chase See Saints, Page D3.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Cincinnati at UConn 6 p.m. ESPNU - Seton Hall at Villanova 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Texas at Kansas St. 8 p.m. ESPNU - Oklahoma State at Iowa State NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Portland at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Dallas at Los Angeles Clippers NHL 6:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network Buffalo at Chicago TENNIS 10 p.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open


from staff & AP reports

Prep soccer St. Aloysius girls win, boys fall to Crystal Springs Riley Griffith scored three goals and dished two assists to pace St. Aloysius to a 10-0 rout of Crystal Springs on the road on Tuesday. Kacey Stewart scored two goals and Sara Townsend, Madeline Thorton, Alexa Baldizon, Sara Katherine McDaniel and Catherine Smith had one goal apiece. Smith, Koury Eargle and Stephanie Riveros had one assist apiece. The boys lost 5-2, with Blake Hudson scoring two goals, one on an assist by John Phillips.

NFL Spagnuolo to interview in New Orleans today METAIRIE, La. — A person familiar with the meeting says former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has agreed to interview with the Saints today for the club’s vacant defensive coordinator job. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity. Spagnuolo was head coach in St. Louis the past three seasons and was fired in January after going 10-38 with the Rams. Before that he was defensive coordinator for the New York Giants, a stint that included a Super Bowl upset of the New England Patriots. Gregg Williams, who was New Orleans’ defensive coordinator the past three seasons, has joined Jeff Fisher’s new staff in St. Louis.

Colts fire coach Jim Caldwell INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis fired coach Jim Caldwell after three seasons, taking the next step in what is expected to be a long offseason shake-up that began two weeks ago with an overhaul of the front office. The Colts stumbled to a 2-14 season without Peyton Manning. Caldwell ended his Colts’ tenure 26-22 overall.

MLB Lincecum seeks $21.5 million contract NEW YORK — Tim Lincecum asked San Francisco for $21.5 million in arbitration, just shy of the record for a player, and the Giants offered him a club-record $17 million on a dizzying day when 80 players agreed to contracts. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was among 54 players who exchanged figures with their teams, and his request fell short of the record $22 million requested by Roger Clemens from Houston in 2005.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 18 1938 — Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His 90 shutouts is second on the all-time list to Walter Johnson and his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record. 1973 — Orlando Cepeda becomes the first player signed specifically to be a designated hitter. He signs with the Boston Red Sox one week after the DH rule is approved. 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. Swann, with four receptions for 161 yards, is the game’s MVP. 1996 — Baseball owners break with more than a century of tradition by unanimously approving interleague play in 1997.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard NFL

Golden State at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Indiana at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New Orleans at Houston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Miami, 7 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9:30 p.m. ———

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round

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

Divisional Playoffs


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

THROUGH JAN. 17 Scoring

G Bryant, LAL..................... 15 James, MIA..................... 12 Anthony, NYK.................. 12 Durant, OKC.................... 14 Love, MIN........................ 13 Aldridge, POR................. 13 Ellis, GOL........................ 12 Bargnani, TOR................ 11 Griffin, LAC...................... 11 Bosh, MIA........................ 13 Lee, GOL......................... 12 Howard, ORL.................. 13 Westbrook, OKC............. 14 Jennings, MIL.................. 13 J. Johnson, ATL.............. 14 Gay, MEM....................... 12 Jefferson, UTA................ 12 D. Williams, NJN............. 13 Nowitzki, DAL.................. 14 Anderson, ORL............... 13

Conference Championships

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

Pro Bowl

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

Super Bowl

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

NFC Champions 2010—Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 2009—New Orleans 31, Minnesota 28, OT 2008—Arizona 32, Philadelphia 25 2007—New York 23, Green Bay 20, OT 2006—Chicago 39, New Orleans 14 2005—Seattle 34, Carolina 14 2004—Philadelphia 27, Atlanta 10 2003—Carolina 14, Philadelphia 3 2002—Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 10 2001—St. Louis 29, Philadelphia 24 2000—New York 41, Minnesota 0 1999—St. Louis 11, Tampa Bay 6 1998—Atlanta 30, Minnesota 27, OT 1997—Green Bay 23, San Francisco 10 1996—Green Bay 30, Carolina 13 1995—Dallas 38, Green Bay 27 1994—San Francisco 38, Dallas 28 1993—Dallas 38, San Francisco 21 1992—Dallas 30, San Francisco 20 1991—Washington 41, Detroit 10 1990—New York 15, San Francisco 13 1989—San Francisco 30, L.A. Rams 3 1988—San Francisco 28, Chicago 3 1987—Washington 17, Minnesota 10 1986—New York 17, Washington 0 1985—Chicago 24, L.A. Rams 0 1984—San Francisco 23, Chicago 0 1983—Washington 24, San Francisco 21 1982—Washington 31, Dallas 17 1981—San Francisco 28, Dallas 27 1980—Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 1979—L.A. Rams 9, Tampa Bay 0 1978—Dallas 28, L.A. Rams 0 1977—Dallas 23, Minnesota 6 1976—Minnesota 24, L.A. Rams 13 1975—Dallas 37, L.A. Rams 7 1974—Minnesota 14, L.A. Rams 10 1973—Minnesota 27, Dallas 10 1972—Washington 26, Dallas 3 1971—Dallas 14, San Francisco 3 1970—Dallas 17, San Francisco 10 1969—Minnesota 27, Cleveland Browns 7 1968—Baltimore 34, Cleveland Browns 0 1967—Green Bay 21, Dallas 17 1966—Green Bay 34, Dallas 27 1965—Green Bay 23, Cleveland Browns 12 1964—Cleveland Browns 27, Baltimore 0 1963—Chicago Bears 14, New York 10 1962—Green Bay 16, New York 7 1961—Green Bay 37, New York 0 1960—Philadelphia 17, Green Bay 13 1959—Baltimore 31, New York 16 1958—Baltimore 23, New York 17, OT 1957—Detroit 59, Cleveland Browns 14 1956—New York 47, Chicago Bears 7 1955—Cleveland Browns 38, Los Angeles 14 1954—Cleveland Browns 56, Detroit 10 1953—Detroit 17, Cleveland Browns 16 1952—Detroit 17, Cleveland Browns 7 1951—Los Angeles 24, Cleveland Browns 17 1950—Cleveland Browns 30, Los Angeles 28 1949—Philadelphia 14, Los Angeles 0 1948—Philadelphia 7, Chicago Cardinals 0 1947—Chicago Cardinals 28, Philadelphia 21 1946—Chicago Bears 24, New York 14 1945—Cleveland Rams 15, Washington 14 1944—Green Bay 14, New York 7 1943—Chicago 41, Washington 21 1942—Washington 14, Chicago Bears 6 1941—Chicago Bears 37, New York 9 1940—Chicago Bears 73, Washington 0 1939—Green Bay 27, New York 0 1938—New York 23, Green Bay 17 1937—Washington 28, Chicago Bears 21 1936—Green Bay 21, Boston 6 1935—Detroit 26, New York 7 1934—New York 30, Chicago Bears 13 1933—Chicago Bears 23, New York 21

FG Percentage

L 3 7 8 10 11

Pct .769 .462 .333 .286 .214

Southeast Division

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

L 3 4 4 12 12

Central Division

W Chicago.........................13 Indiana...........................9 Cleveland.......................6 Milwaukee......................4 Detroit............................3

L 3 3 7 9 11


G Nash, PHX.................................. 12 Rondo, BOS................................ 12 Calderon, TOR............................ 14 Rose, CHI.................................... 13 Lowry, HOU................................. 12 Paul, LAC..................................... 9 Rubio, MIN.................................. 13 D. Williams, NJN......................... 13 James, MIA................................. 12 Jack, NOR................................... 12

L 5 6 6 7 10

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 4 0 1.000 18 1 .947 Vanderbilt........... 3 0 1.000 13 4 .765 Mississippi St... 2 1 .667 15 3 .833 Florida................. 2 1 .667 14 4 .778 Alabama............. 2 1 .667 13 4 .765 Arkansas............. 2 2 .500 13 5 .722 LSU..................... 2 2 .500 12 6 .667 Ole Miss............ 1 2 .333 11 6 .647 Tennessee.......... 1 2 .333 8 9 .471 Auburn................ 1 3 .250 11 7 .611 Georgia............... 0 3 .000 9 8 .529 South Carolina... 0 3 .000 8 9 .471 Tuesday’s Games LSU 65, Auburn 58, OT Kentucky 86, Arkansas 63 Today’s Games Tennessee at Georgia, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vanderbilt at Alabama, 6 p.m. ———


GB — 4 5 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2

Pct .813 .750 .462 .308 .214

GB — 2 5 1/2 7 1/2 9

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............12 Utah...............................9 Denver...........................9 Portland.........................8 Minnesota......................5

L 2 4 5 5 8

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................10 L.A. Clippers..................7 Golden State.................5 Phoenix..........................4 Sacramento...................4

L 5 4 8 9 10

GB — 1 2 2 5 1/2

Pct .857 .692 .643 .615 .385

GB — 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 6 1/2

Pct .667 .636 .385 .308 .286

GB — 1 4 5 5 1/2

Tuesday’s Games Golden State 105, Cleveland 95 Orlando 96, Charlotte 89 Miami 120, San Antonio 98 Chicago 118, Phoenix 97 Houston 97, Detroit 80 Denver 105, Milwaukee 95 Utah 108, L.A. Clippers 79 Today’s Games San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Washington, 6 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m.

AST AVG 120 10.0 120 10.0 127 9.1 113 8.7 104 8.7 76 8.4 108 8.3 107 8.2 91 7.6 88 7.3


GB — 1/2 1 8 9

Pct .643 .571 .500 .500 .231

PCT .625 .588 .585 .577 .560 .553 .553 .552 .549 .545


Pct .769 .714 .692 .200 .077

Southwest Division

FGA 136 97 164 227 159 103 141 165 113 123


WESTERN CONFERENCE W San Antonio...................9 Dallas.............................8 Memphis........................6 Houston.........................7 New Orleans.................3

PTS AVG 462 30.8 358 29.8 313 26.1 364 26.0 333 25.6 295 22.7 271 22.6 245 22.3 241 21.9 260 20.0 239 19.9 258 19.8 272 19.4 243 18.7 259 18.5 220 18.3 216 18.0 234 18.0 251 17.9 232 17.8

G OFF DEF TOT AVG Howard, ORL.................. 13 49 145 194 14.9 Love, MIN........................ 13 61 125 186 14.3 Bynum, LAL..................... 11 43 110 153 13.9 Varejao, CLE................... 13 60 88 148 11.4 Griffin, LAC...................... 11 40 85 125 11.4 Gasol, MEM.................... 12 27 103 130 10.8 Lee, GOL......................... 12 41 84 125 10.4 McGee, WAS.................. 13 41 90 131 10.1 Cousins, SAC.................. 13 56 71 127 9.8 Hibbert, IND.................... 12 39 78 117 9.8

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

FT 106 89 88 86 100 54 64 56 42 49 37 66 57 32 45 26 26 59 62 29

FG Gortat, PHX................................. 85 Hawes, PHL................................ 57 Howard, ORL.............................. 96 James, MIA................................ 131 Millsap, UTA................................ 89 Horford, ATL................................ 57 Harrington, DEN.......................... 78 Monroe, DET............................... 91 White, CHA................................. 62 Blair, SAN.................................... 67

NBA Atlantic Division

FG 170 131 103 127 104 120 97 89 99 104 101 96 103 94 93 93 95 75 92 79

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


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

Top 25 Schedule

Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Kentucky 86, Arkansas 63

Tank McNamara

No. 9 Michigan 60, No. 20 Michigan St. 59 No. 10 Georgetown 83, DePaul 75 Today’s Games No. 11 Indiana at Nebraska, 6 p.m. No. 12 Murray St. at Morehead St., 6 p.m. No. 13 UConn vs. Cincinnati, 6 p.m. No. 14 UNLV vs. TCU, 9:30 p.m. No. 16 San Diego St. at New Mexico, 9 p.m. No. 18 Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. No. 19 Creighton at Missouri St., 7:05 p.m. No. 25 Kansas St. vs. Texas, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 4 Duke vs. Wake Forest, 6 p.m. No. 8 North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. No. 15 Virginia at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. No. 22 Illinois at Penn State, 8 p.m. No. 24 Saint Mary’s (Cal) vs. Pepperdine, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Mississippi college schedule

Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Game Mississippi St. at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games William Carey at Belhaven, 7:30 p.m. Texas-Dallas at Mississippi College, 7:30 p.m. Alabama-Huntsville at Delta St., 8 p.m. Friday’s Games Colorado College at Millsaps, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Ole Miss at Georgia, 3 p.m. Ozarks at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Auburn-Montgomery at William Carey, 4 p.m. Loyola-N.O. at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Alabama St. at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 5 p.m. Grambling at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Delta St. at North Alabama, 4 p.m. Hendrix College at Millsaps, 3 p.m. ———

Tuesday’s Scores

EAST Adelphi 64, Bentley 56 Cortland St. 73, Utica 62 Farmingdale 91, NYU-Poly 60 Franklin Pierce 76, Assumption 48 Hartford 74, UMBC 57 Mass.-Lowell 80, LeMoyne 51 Merrimack 63, St. Rose 56 Middlebury 97, Castleton St. 71 New Haven 75, St. Michael’s 65 S. Connecticut 74, St. Anselm 70 S. New Hampshire 72, Pace 69 Sage 79, NY Maritime 63 St. Joseph’s (LI) 110, Mount St. Vincent 95 Stonehill 77, American International 44 Wheelock 64, Regis 63, OT Wilmington (Del.) 83, Sciences (Pa.) 65 SOUTH Asbury 80, Berea 73 Campbell 54, Winthrop 51 Florida St. 84, Maryland 70 Fort Valley St. 90, Kentucky St. 86 Kentucky 86, Arkansas 63 LSU 65, Auburn 58, OT Radford 85, High Point 66 UNC Asheville 88, Coastal Carolina 81 W. Carolina 141, Toccoa Falls 39 MIDWEST Concordia (Wis.) 70, Lakeland 69 Edgewood 75, Maranatha Baptist 48 Georgetown 83, DePaul 75 Goshen 72, Mount Vernon Nazarene 62 Marian (Wis.) 61, Wis. Lutheran 51 Michigan 60, Michigan St. 59 North Central (Minn.) 85, Crown (Minn.) 77 North Dakota 59, N. Dakota St. 54 Purdue 75, Iowa 68 Saginaw Valley St. 72, Central St. (Ohio) 69 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 79, Angelo St. 64 Oklahoma 64, Texas Tech 55 FAR WEST CS Bakersfield 76, Pacific 73 Colorado St. 66, Boise St. 55 Nevada 81, Nebraska-Omaha 69 ———


AUBURN (11-7) Gabriel 3-14 0-0 6, Forbes 1-2 0-0 2, Chubb 7-14 1-5 15, Ward 1-7 3-4 6, Denson 0-5 0-0 0, Langford 3-4 0-0 6, Wallace 2-4 0-1 4, Sullivan 5-13 4-5 19, Kouassi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-63 8-15 58. LSU (12-6) Warren 4-9 2-2 10, Hamilton 6-11 1-1 13, Bass 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 4-9 0-0 11, Isaac 2-5 0-0 4, Hickey 6-12 4-6 18, White 2-3 0-0 4, Stringer 1-7 0-0 3, Ludwig 0-1 0-0 0, Courtney 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 26-59 7-9 65. Halftime—LSU 34-27. End Of Regulation—Tied 56. 3-Point Goals—Auburn 6-24 (Sullivan 5-12, Ward 1-3, Denson 0-1, Gabriel 0-8), LSU 6-20 (Turner 3-7, Hickey 2-5, Stringer 1-6, Isaac 0-1, Courtney 0-1). Fouled Out—Gabriel. Rebounds— Auburn 44 (Chubb 12), LSU 37 (Hamilton 8). Assists—Auburn 12 (Ward 4), LSU 18 (Hickey 6). Total Fouls—Auburn 16, LSU 18. A—8,052.


Porters Chapel 8 8 0 5 — 21 Park Place 3 6 8 10 — 27 Porters Chapel (21) Claire Mims 11, Sykes 4, Locke 3, Ross 3. Park Place (27) Carlie Steele 11, Harris 7, Fortenberry 3, Fogan 3, Gentry 3.


Terry 11 14 18 19 — 62 Vicksburg 5 8 12 12 — 37 Vicksburg (37) Ama Arkoful 20, Aleeshah Smith 11, McCleary 3, Foy 3. Terry (62) Caitlyn Spane 33, Johnson 7, Love 6, Walk 4, N. Johnson 4, James 2, Winters 1, White 1.


Porters Chapel 19 10 16 10 — 55 Park Place 8 6 10 11 — 35 Porters Chapel (55) P.J. Lassiter 17, Peter Harris 16, Ted Brisco 10, Talbot Buys 10, McDaniel 2. Park Place (35) Phillip Keck 16, James Melear 13, Cole 4, Muirhead 1, Gordon 1.


Terry 13 Vicksburg 13 Vicksburg (57) Edward Davis 15, Romeo 11, DeAngelo Richardson

9 13 26 — 61 8 15 2 1 — 57

Carter 14, DeAndre King 11, T. Carter 6.

Terry (61) Will Sheriff 16, Alex Hopskins 12, Clayton Tate 11, Dent 9, Moore 6, Perry 5, Washington 2.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 3 UConn 86, No. 24 North Carolina 35 No. 8 Maryland 68, Virginia 61 Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. No. 7 Rutgers at St. John’s, 6 p.m. No. 19 Georgetown at Marquette, 8 p.m. No. 21 DePaul at South Florida, 6 p.m. No. 23 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Today’s Games No. 1 Baylor at No. 17 Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 5 Duke at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. No. 14 Texas A&M vs. Missouri, 7 p.m. No. 18 Louisville vs. Providence, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 3 UConn vs. Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. No. 4 Stanford vs. Washington State, 9 p.m. No. 6 Kentucky at No. 15 Georgia, 6 p.m. No. 8 Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 6 p.m. No. 9 Tennessee vs. LSU, 6 p.m. No. 10 Ohio State vs. No. 20 Nebraska, 5 p.m. No. 11 Miami at Virginia, 6 p.m. No. 12 Green Bay vs. Youngstown State, 7 p.m. No. 13 Purdue at Indiana, 7 p.m. No. 16 Delaware at Towson, 6 p.m. No. 22 Penn State at Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 24 North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 4 p.m. No. 25 Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled


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

W 29 27 26 24 17

L 11 13 17 17 21

OT 4 4 2 4 6

Pts 62 58 54 52 40

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............43 Ottawa.............48 Toronto............45 Buffalo.............45 Montreal...........45

W 29 26 22 19 17

L 13 16 18 21 20

OT 1 6 5 5 8

Pts 59 58 49 43 42

Southeast Division

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

W 21 24 21 18 16

L 14 18 20 23 24

OT 9 2 5 4 8

Pts 51 50 47 40 40

GF 125 149 126 136 106

GA 90 129 126 117 134

GF 156 149 139 112 116

GA 88 150 140 134 123

GF 112 125 116 126 124

GA 123 127 133 159 156

GF 149 116 150 125 110

GA 105 94 133 123 149

GF 151 106 120 112 116

GA 117 118 134 133 131


GP Detroit..............46 St. Louis..........45 Chicago...........46 Nashville..........46 Columbus........45

W 30 27 27 26 13

L 15 12 13 16 27

OT 1 6 6 4 5

Pts 61 60 60 56 31

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......47 Minnesota........46 Colorado..........47 Calgary............47 Edmonton........45

W 28 22 24 21 17

L 15 17 21 20 24

OT 4 7 2 6 4

Pts 60 51 50 48 38

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose.........43 26 12 5 57 125 100 Los Angeles....47 23 15 9 55 105 105 Dallas...............45 24 19 2 50 122 129 Phoenix............46 21 18 7 49 120 119 Anaheim..........44 15 22 7 37 113 138 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 2, Carolina 1, SO Detroit 3, Dallas 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, SO San Jose 2, Calgary 1, SO Ottawa 3, Toronto 2 New Jersey 5, Winnipeg 1 Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Islanders 3, Washington 0 Columbus 4, Edmonton 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Nashville 0 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Today’s Games Washington at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Toronto, 6 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 6 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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college basketball

Wildcats thump Razorbacks The Associated Press Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis made no secret of his strategy. “I remember one time he just told his guys, ‘Just bring him in here, I’m going to block everything,”’ Arkansas guard Mardracus Wade said. Davis scored a career-high 27 points and blocked seven shots to set a school season record in the second-ranked Wildcats’ 86-63 victory over the Razorbacks on Tuesday night. “I know they’re definitely thinking about it when they come in the hole and they’ve got to shoot the ball,” said Davis, who had 14 rebounds. “It’s definitely in their mind — where’s Anthony Davis?” The Wildcats (18-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won their 10th straight overall and extended the nation’s longest home winning streak to 46 games, including 45 straight at Rupp Arena. Davis and the Wildcats jumped on the Razorbacks (13-5, 2-2) from the start and led by as many as 20 points in the first half. Davis blocked his 84th shot with just under 5 minutes left in the first half when he turned away freshman B.J. Young’s layup to set the record previously held by Melvin Turpin and matched by Andre Riddick. “I didn’t even know how many blocks I had,” Davis said. “I just want to block every shot.” Arkansas beat the Wildcats in overtime last season in Fayetteville, but these Wildcats reloaded with Davis and fellow freshmen Marquis Teague, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kyle Wiltjer. Arkansas remained winless in Lex-

The Vicksburg YMCA is accepting registrations for its Biddy Basketball program until Feb. 4. The six-week introductory program is for children in grades K-2 and focuses on fundamentals. There will be four sessions available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:15-5 p.m.

points before fouling out with 55.6 seconds left. Romeo Carter had 14 points while King and DeAngelo Richardson had 11 each. Terry also got 12 points from Hopskins and 11 from Clayton Tate.

Willis added 11 for St. Aloysius, which fell to 5-10. St. Al will play against Porters Chapel at 10 a.m. in Saturday’s Red Carpet Classic at Warren Central.

(B) Bogue Chitto 70, St. Aloysius 46 Kameron Reed scored 19 points and Max Loving added 10 for the Flashes (1-10).

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Kentucky’s Marquis Teague, top, shoots past Arkansas defender Rashad Madden Tuesday. Kentucky won 86-63. ington since the 1994 title team won here. Doron Lamb scored 14 points, Terrence Jones 13, Darius Miller 11 and Kidd-Gilchrist 10 for Kentucky, which got nine assists from Teague. “Marquis Teague gets seven points, nine assists, three (turnovers). If we are getting closer to getting him right, if we are getting closer to getting Terrence Jones right, all of sudden this thing takes on a little different look to it,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. Arkansas hasn’t won in four road games this season and struggled against the nation’s second-best defense by field goal percentage despite 12

points from Wade and 10 points apiece from Marvell Waithe, Rashad Madden and Young.

LSU 65, Auburn 58 LSU coach Trent Johnson reminded his team what had happened in its previous overtime game this season, and Justin Hamilton made sure it wasn’t a repeat effort. Hamilton made two field goals in overtime, leading LSU to a victory over Auburn, in a Southeastern Conference game. LSU avoided a repeat of a 79-75 overtime loss at home to South Alabama on Nov. 23. “Coach (Johnson) reminded us about the last time we were

in overtime,” Hamilton said. “We kind of had a dead spot against South Alabama. We wanted to come out in this overtime and make sure we had a spark.” Hamilton, who failed to score in the second half, made his first basket almost two minutes into the extra period to give LSU a 58-56 lead. Neither team scored again until LSU’s Andre Stringer made a 3-pointer with 1:22 remaining. It was Stringer’s only field goal of the night. Rob Chubb then scored Auburn’s only points in overtime with a field goal. On LSU’s next possession, Hamilton got loose for a layup.

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LSU coach Les Miles talks to quarterback Jordan Jefferson during the BCS title game against Alabama. winning their second national championship in five seasons. Alabama, which had lost to LSU in the regular season, convincingly won the rematch in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9, 21-0.

Still, LSU will be among the favorites for a national title again next season with 12 players who started against Alabama returning, as well as both its punter and placekicker. Miles expects the

Tigers will have the depth to overcome the losses of three key players who are leaving early to turn pro — All-American cornerback Morris Claiborne, wide receiver Rueben Randle and defensive tackle Michael Brockers. “Next year’s team will have just as much as talent as this year’s team,” Miles said. “It will be just as capable. There are pieces which need to mature and come together just like this year.” The most significant change for the Tigers will occur at quarterback, where junior Zach Mettenberger will take over for the departing Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee. Miles indicated that Mettenberger will provide the Tigers with a better passing threat. “We’ll throw the football more,” Miles said. “We’ll lose the characteristic of a quarterback who can move his feet. But, we’ll have a quarterback who throws the football with a greater percentage. “We’ll have a different view of the quarterback position now. It will enable us to throw the football more effectively. We’ll throw the football down the field more efficiently.”

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YMCA Biddyball registration open

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Ann Garrison Thomas scored 15 points and Allie

Miles moving on from BCS title game loss

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(G) Bogue Chitto 75 St. Aloysius 45

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Les Miles is ready to move on from last week’s deflating defeat to Alabama in the national championship and the loss of a prized quarterback recruit to Notre Dame. “We have a 4 o’clock team meeting and that begins next season,” said Miles while meeting with reporters just prior to the meeting Tuesday. “We know how to compete to win here. We’ll put together the best team that can do that.” Signing day for 2012 recruits occurs Feb. 1, and Miles said he feels good about his next class even as Notre Dame announced that quarterback Gunner Kiel of Columbus, Ind., would play for the Irish, meaning he had officially backed out of his verbal commitment to LSU. Miles indirectly referred to Kiel’s situation. “Young people make a variety of decisions for a variety of reasons. A guy in the Midwest wanting to stay close to home was his right decision. I can understand that,” Miles said. “We need people who would be happy in Louisiana.” LSU spent most of the 2011 season ranked No. 1, only to come up one victory short of


and 5:15-6 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Purks YMCA. To register, visit the Purks YMCA in person, or go online to For more information, call 638-1071.

Parks and recreation seeks softball umpires The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department is looking for softball umpires for both the youth fast-pitch and adult slow-pitch season. Prospective umpires need to fill out city employment forms, which can be picked up at the parks and recreation office on 100 Army-

Navy Drive. For information, call Joseph Graves at 601-6344514.

Mississippi State to host coaching clinic Mississippi State will host a free baseball coaching clinic on Jan. 27 at the Starkville campus. The one-day clinic will include sessions at the Palmeiro Center indoor practice facility and Dudy Noble Field. Participants are also invited to watch Mississippi State’s first preseason practice in the afternoon. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Palmeiro Center, and the clinic starts at 9:15. Attendees can confirm plans

to attend by contacting the MSU baseball office at 662325-3597, by e-mail at

Soccer tryouts set for Hinds women Tryouts for the Hinds Community College women’s soccer team will be held on Feb. 16 with a campus tour at 4 p.m., followed by the tryout at 6 p.m. The tryouts will take place at Tom Sheppard Field on the Hinds Community College Raymond Campus. For information, call head coach Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 or e-mail her at

go in the third. The turning point came midway through the second quarter. During a break in the action, Park Place coach Wayne Graves asked the referees to check the basketball. It turned out the teams had been playing with a boys ball for nearly 12 minutes of game time. Park Place was 1-for17 shooting from the field at that point, but hit two 3-pointers before halftime and went into the locker room down 16-9. “I think we played better with the boys ball,” PCA coach E.J. Creel said with a laugh. “We were killing it from the outside. I think momentum changed from that point. As soon as they flipped the ball, (Park Place) hit a three over here and then another one.” PCA did not score at all in the third quarter, nor in the last four minutes of the game. It hit just 7 of 55 shots in the game, and was 2-for-27 in the second half. After Mims hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 21 with 4:10 remaining, Harris hit three free throws and Steele made one to help Park Place (4-14, 2-7 District 5-A) pull away. Harris added a basket at the buzzer for the final margin. “I’m so proud of them. That team beat us by 25 the first


time we played them,” Creel said. “They had a few more shooters than we did, and we played them a good, solid, tough game. I wish we played them again. We just don’t know what it takes to win because all the teams are so much better than us. All in all, what more could you ask for? I’m almost as happy as if we would’ve won. That’s the best we’ve played all year.”

(B) Porters Chapel 55, Park Place 35 P.J. Lassiter scored 17 points to lead four Porters Chapel players in double figures, and the Eagles (14-2, 12-0 District 5-A) remained perfect in district play with an easy win over Park Place (7-8, 4-5). PCA crept out to a 15-point lead at halftime, then cruised in the second half. Park Place only got as close as 13 points, at 35-22, late in the third quarter. Ted Brisco hit a shot, and Peter Harris converted two steals into breakaway layups on consecutive possessions to push the lead to 19 points. Park Place never threatened again. Harris finished with 16 points and six steals for PCA, and Brisco had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Talbot Buys added 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Continued from Page D1. Daniel are restricted free agents. New Orleans also needs a new defensive coordinator after Gregg Williams left to join Jeff Fisher’s new staff in St. Louis. Payton said it was apparent shortly before the season ended that Williams, with his contract expiring, was likely going to join Fisher, an old friend under whom he coached for in Tennessee for a decade. Payton said the Saints and Williams never discussed an extension. Payton said he’ll keep an open mind about assistant coaching candidates and did

not expect to rush into any hirings. In addition to defensive coordinator, there is also a wide receivers coach opening because of Curtis Johnson’s earlier decision to become head coach at Tulane. “Real talented coaches come in all age groups and they come from all over. They come from college, they come from our league. Some have been head coaches, some haven’t,” Payton said. “I just look back on my own experiences. Someone gave me an opportunity for the first time.”

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