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TODAY IN HISTORY 1861: Louisiana passes an Ordinance of Secession. 1870: Virginia rejoins the Union. 1979: ForNelson A. mer Vice Rockefeller President

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‘Date night worked’ for presidential speech Dow tops 12,000 first time since ’08 By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans sat together. Applause breaks were shorter and more subdued. Booing and heckling were nonexistent. And the president took pains to appeal to both sides. Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama marked a return to civility for an event that had in recent years been overwhelmed by partisan rancor. Lawmakers from both sides pledged to tone The text of President Ba- down rack Obama’s their rhetoric State of the following Union ada mass dress, www. shootvicksburging in post.com Tucson, Ariz., that gravely wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., suggested that the parties abandon their tradition of sitting on opposite

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Lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, sit side-by-side in the U.S. House Chamber to hear the president’s State of the Union address. sides of the House chamber. The idea took hold, with dozens of lawmakers announcing they would pair up with a colleague from across the aisle. Some even had to choose between multiple suitors. The difference was striking, according to two nationally recognized experts on manners and decorum. “Date night worked,” said Judith Martin, author of the syndicated Miss Manners column. “Instead of looking like a hockey game ... it looked like a dignified legislature.” It was all over this mornSee Obama, Page A2.

The main points The highlights of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: Economy: He hailed signs of economic recovery and proposed a five-year freeze on nondefense spending that would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade. Innovation: Obama called for investing in biomedical research, information technology and clean energy tech-

nology. Health care: Obama strongly defended his health care overhaul law and expressed a willingness to improve it, including eliminating an onerous bookkeeping requirement for small businesses. Military: He marked the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Politics: He pleaded with Republicans and Democrats to work together.

Nation leaving Holy Trinity, heading to Baton Rouge The Rev. Michael Nation, rector of Vicksburg’s largest Episcopal congregation, The Church of the Holy Trinity, will leave his position March 1 to become a chaplain with the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey and based in Baton Rouge. Nation resigned Monday in a meeting with Holy Trinity’s vestry and the Rt. Rev.

Duncan Gray III, Bishop of Mississippi, and then made the announcement to church members. “It comes down to a calling,” Nation said of his decision. “That’s what we feel as ministers of the Gospel — the way we discern where we are to minister.” He called SCI a “phenomenal organization,” and though leaving Holy Trinity is difficult, he is looking forSee Nation, Page A7.

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House makes officials liable for closing out public By The Associated Press JACKSON — A bill that passed the Mississippi House on Tuesday says public officials could have to pay fines out of their own pockets if they improperly close meetings that should be open. Under curSenate panrent state el wants law, taxpaytexting ers pay the while drivfine — not ing illegal the officials themselves. The bill says the fine could be up to $500 for a first violation and up to $1,000 for a subsequent violation. The bill also says anyone who denies someone access to public records may face a fine of up to $100 per violation. The bill passed 119-0 and moves to the Senate. Senators passed a similar bill. The Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and other open-government advocates are pushing for the changes.

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Violators with outstanding debt to the City of Vicksburg will have another opportunity beginning next month to settle their past due fines without any penalties, but the offer is different this time. On Tuesday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to bring back the amnesty period for people with past due fines to resolve their balances in exchange for suspension of the contempt of court arrest warrants, which are issued when fines go unpaid. This year, the amnesty period will be for two months from Feb. 1 to March 31, instead of the four months set up last year, the first year for the program. “Right now we have nearly $3 million in past due fines that have been turned over every year,” Mayor Paul Winfield said. “As a local government we have a responsibility to our citizens to recapture all of the monies that are owed to us.” The objective of the shortened time frame is to make the program appear more valuable, he said. “Take advantage of this period,” Winfield said. “If you have taken that step to come in and make that payment or make your arrangement, and have the misfortune of coming in contact

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Winners named at the Warren County Homemaker Volunteer Awards Program Tuesday are, from left,Louise Benton, Award of Merit; Olive Watson, Special Recognition for Years of Service; Phyliss Tingle, first place Individual Ribbon Winner; Wandra Evans, Outstanding Person for 2010; Pearl

Vicksburg woman arrested for embezzlement from store A Vicksburg woman was arrested and charged with embezzlement Tuesday afternoon after the business for which she worked reported cash missing during her shift, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Iris Wells, 35, 1213 Warrenton Road, was taken to the Warren County Jail at 3:45 p.m., and later posted a $2,500 bond and was released. Internal audits at the convenience store for which Wells worked revealed discrepancies at the cash register, Pace said, and the subsequent investigation identified

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5 burglaries reported in one day in city Five burglaries were reported in the city Tuesday and this morning, said police Sgt. Sandra Williams. • A 20-inch Panasonic flat screen TV-DVD combination valued at $500 was reported stolen from a law office in the

1100 block of Farmer Street Tuesday at 9:34 a.m. • A 32-inch LG TV, no value given, a leather jacket valued at $240 and a set of hair clippers valued at $30 were reported stolen from a home in the 1700 block of Cedar Alley Tuesday at 3:50 p.m. • A Garmin GPS valued at $46, 12 CDs and DVDs valued at $100, an HP laptop computer valued at $900, a 2-ton jack valued at $75 and a Kodak digital camera valued at $169 were reported stolen from a 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup parked in the 1000 block of Speed Street Tues-

day at 6:36 p.m. • A laptop computer of unknown make valued at $3,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 1300 block of Division Street Tuesday at 7:21 p.m. • A purse valued at $175 and an iPhone valued at $300 were reported stolen from a 2001 Ford Escape parked in the 3300 block of Halls Ferry Road today at 2:24 a.m.

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ing. House Republicans began the day by taking another whack at federal spending. “I assure you, we want to work with the president to cut federal spending,” Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said in the official Republican response moments after Obama spoke. On the flip side, the Dow Jones appeared to like the president’s message. The industrial average this morning surpassed 12,000 for the first time in two and half years as investors shrugged off weak corporate earnings and focused on Obama’s call to overhaul taxes on businesses. The average climbed to 12,013, the highest level during the day since June 20, 2008. Obama said in his State of the Union address late Tuesday that he wanted to close corporate tax loopholes and use the additional revenue to lower corporate tax rates for

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from staff reports the first time in 25 years. That change would be popular with business leaders from both political parties. The U.S. has some of the highest corporate tax rates in the industrialized world. After his olive branch was offered Tuesday, night Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee pivoted quickly and said that in the past two years Obama had presided over a huge run-up in spending on domestic programs. Democrats then “made matters even worse” with a health care law stuffed with taxes, penalties, mandates and fees that are stifling job creation, he said. “We hold to a couple of simple convictions: Endless borrowing is not a strategy; spending cuts have to come first,” he said, the latest indication that conservatives in Congress intend to seek deeper cuts in spending and more far-reaching changes in benefit programs than Obama or Democrats will

accept. After Obama’s speech, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., challenged the White House. “I think we should rise to the challenges to control government spending more effectively and to reduce our nations debt. This State of the Union speech should be followed by realistic requests and specific proposals from President Obama in order to achieve those goals. Economic growth and job creation efforts will fall by the wayside in the absence of presidential leadership.” “We are already spending more than we have, so the president’s call for a five-year spending freeze simply does not go far enough,” Roger Wicker, the other Mississippi Republican senator said. Newly in charge of the House, Republicans already have made an early down payment on their commitment to cut costs, voting to pare spending on their own office and commit-

tee accounts by 5 percent. Cuts are expected to grow as winter turns to spring, but another relatively small change was on the House agenda for the day after Obama’s speech. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said today that the GOP can work with Obama on programs to stimulate the economy and create jobs, but that significant spending cuts are needed immediately. “We need to force the budget down,” he said this morning. For his part, Obama was following up his speech with a trip to Wisconsin to tout the economy’s recovery from the recession so far, and, as he turns to his re-election bid, campaign for the steps he outlined in the speech. P.M. Forni, a professor at Johns Hopkins University who is dedicated to the study of civility, said he was encouraged. “I take it as an expression of good will. There is a lot of sincerity in this,” he said.

community calendar CHURCHES Greater Grove Street — Women’s Ministry breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Shoney’s; all women invited; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor. Shiloh Baptist — Meeting, noon Saturday, 920 Meadow St.

Pleasant Green Baptist — Mission Ministry conference, 1 p.m. Saturday; 817 Bowman St. Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1966 Reunion — 2 p.m. Sunday, planning meeting; Mount Calvary Church, 1350 East Ave.; 601-415-0512 or 601218-1355.

CLUBS Vicksburg Family Development — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; board meeting; 1205 Monroe St. Vicksburg Toastmasters — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley,

morning after being arrested by deputies on charges of credit card fraud and violating probation, jail records showed. Amanda Knapp, 29, 1218 East Ave., was being held without bond for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Knapp is accused of using a stolen credit card to obtain unemployment benefits. She was arrested at 1245 Mount Alban Road, Lot 24, Tuesday night.

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Orchestral Society sets Sunday concert The Vicksburg Orchestral Society will perform An Evening of Classical Music at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal. The free concert will feature the works of Mozart, Haydn and Boccherrini, led by conductor Dr. Darcie Bishop. The performance had been scheduled for Jan. 9 but was postponed due to ice and sleet. The church is located at South and Monroe streets. For more information, call 601-636-0542.

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Two found guilty Two convictions for driving under the influence were recorded in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. Convicted of DUI first offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Ricky William Ford, 30, 2305 Letitia St., was fined $763. • Brian Mitchell Fowler, 25, 145 Bradford St., was fined $773. No c o nv i c t i o n s we r e reported in Warren County Justice Court.

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Texting-while-driving ban clears Senate panel

Gov. Barbour set for meeting in primary hotspot

JACKSON — A bill that would ban all Mississippi motorists from texting while driving cleared the Senate Judiciary B Committee on Tuesday. The bill states drivers cannot operate a vehicle on a highway while using a wireless device to type, send or read written communication. Violators would be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $500. The bill is similar to a state law passed in 2009 that targets teen drivers, said Judiciary B Chairman Gray Tollison, a Democrat from Oxford. The bill was set to move to the full Senate for a vote.

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who’s considering a 2012 presidential run, was to have two private meetings with Republican leaders today in the early primary state of South Carolina. South Carolina political consultant Chip Felkel said he has known Barbour through the GOP for more than 20 years and is organizing the events. Felkel said he expects 25 or 30 people at each of the meetings in Spartanburg and Greenville. They aren’t fundraisers, he said. Barbour’s “got common s e n s e , ” Fe l ke l s a i d . “He’s got conservative credentials.” Barbour, 63, has said he could decide this spring whether to run. South Carolina will have the first primary in the South.

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more debate. Senate Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee Chairman Tommy Gollott, R-Biloxi, requested the bill be considered again after Tuesday’s 28-22 vote. The measure needed 30 votes, a threefifths majority, to pass. The bill would allow the import and export of farmraised white tail deer, its semen, ova and embryos. Farmers also could enclose the deer in pens and sell hunts, Gollott said. He said Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama already engage in the buying, selling and hunting of white tail deer. The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is among the groups against the practice. Kathy Stropshire, director of the federation, said the practice would promote disease, particularly chronic

wasting disease. She said the hunts within enclosed pens lack sportsmanship. She also said wildlife is a public trust managed by the state, and it should remain that way. A similar bill is pending in a House committee.

House member seeks Colonel Reb revival A state lawmaker says he’s trying to protect a unique part of Southern culture with a bill that would require the University of Mississippi to bring back Colonel Rebel as its mascot. The bill by Rep. Mark DuVall, D-Mantachie, also would require the Ole Miss band to play “Dixie” and a similar song, “From Dixie With Love,” during football and basketball games. “To me, a colonel is a leader,” DuVall told The

Associated Press on Tuesday. “The same as Colonel Sanders is the leader of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Rebel is a leader of the Rebel nation.” The proposal is generating plenty of talk around the state Capitol in Jackson and the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, but it has little chance of becoming law. House Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Kelvin Buck said the bill will die because he won’t send it to a subcommittee for debate. DuVall said he might try to add it to a budget bill later, but legislative rules prohibit policy changes in spending bills. Buck, D-Holly Springs, said lawmakers shouldn’t try to micromanage schools’ decisions about mascots or songs. “We’ve got too many important issues to deal with in higher education,” Buck said.

Senate panel OKs animal cruelty bill The Senate Judiciary B Committee passed bills Tuesday that would make animal cruelty a felony in Mississippi. Under one bill, a person could be charged with aggravated cruelty for torturing, mutilating, maiming, burning, starving, disfiguring or killing any domesticated dog or cat. Judiciary B Chairman Gray Tollison, a Democrat from Oxford, said a person can be charged with a misdemeanor for such acts under current law. Anyone convicted of the crime could face between one and five years in prison. The other bill would allow a person to be charged with a felony on a third offense of animal cruelty. Tollison said he wanted to give the House an option between the two bills. Both bills will head to the full Senate for debate.

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: kgamble@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: letters@vicksburgpost.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: How long will the state of civility last?

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 T.A. Fauver and Maggie Beggs are married. • The local hack drivers form an association.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Tom Mackey accidentally shoots himself. • Adolph Rose issues a handsome souvenir booklet about his firm. • C.E. Wright Jr., city editor of the Monroe Star, is in the city.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Ten miles upriver for a hunt, their motor boat shaft breaks and Squire McGillicuddy and Charles Peacock have to walk back to the city. • George Wahl is here from Greenville.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Kestenbaum will make their home in Cary. • Henry Priestly is here after a trip on the road.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 R.L. Dent is in Rolling Fork. • The Vicksburg Elks entertain their friends at a fish supper.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Charles Crook is named acting postmaster of the post office here succeeding the late Henry Mackey.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Veterans Administration office here is one of 20 in Mississippi and Louisiana scheduled to close.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Willard Davis announce the birth of a daughter, Felicia, on Jan. 26. • Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Farrington and children return from a visit with relatives in Chicago. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Harbin announce the birth of a son, Charles, on Jan. 28.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Steed announce the birth of a son, Richard Wayne, on Jan. 25. • Robert Cunny is named president of the United Givers Fund in Warren County. • Floyd Johnson dies. • The Vicksburg Business and Professional Women’s Club celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Don’t indict entire industry In its voluminous report on last year’s disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill found numerous examples of highly questionable, if not downright negligent, actions by BP officials that led to the rig explosion and well blowout. So naturally, the White Houseappointed panel blamed everyone in the oil industry for the problem. That’s a convenient conclusion used to justify the administration’s favored policies on drilling and energy. According to the report, “Most of the mistakes and oversights ... can be traced back to a single overarching failure — a failure of management.” Those failures included not adequately identifying risks created by late changes to well design and procedures, and not having adequate controls in place to ensure that key engineering decisions were safe or sound. Furthermore, BP did not share important information with its contractors or sometimes internally even with members of its own team. Those general conclusions are buttressed with several spe-

cific examples where decisions made by BP (as well as contractors Transocean and Halliburton) managers increased the risk of a blowout. BP, however, had final say on the project. Better decisions, the panel argues, would have prevented disaster. “A blowout in deepwater was not a statistical inevitability,” the report says. That echoes previous investigations of accidents involving BP properties going back several years. The company was found to lack “operating discipline,” failed to communicate critical information and showed “complacency” toward risks. BP took shortcuts that put costs before safety. So after indicting BP for failing to learn from its past mistakes, why does the Deepwater Horizon panel accuse the entire drilling industry of being complicit in the debacle? The commission believes systemic failures across the industry contributed to the tragedy. For instance, it notes that Transocean and Halliburton work with other drilling companies. But the report shows that BP overruled its contractors on several key issues that led to the

rig explosion and well blowout. Why paint with such a broad brush? Not every drilling company has the same safety record, and BP’s was the worst even before the Deepwater Horizon. Accusing the entire industry allows the Obama administration to justify its blanket ban on drilling in 85 percent of America’s waters and advocate for stronger regulatory controls. This also rewards BP by forcing its competitors to play under the same new restrictive rules created in response to BP’s errors. So the response to the failure of the current regulatory bureaucracy to control BP is to create even more regulations and bureaucracy and to toss everyone into the same basket with BP. Making the system more complex, with even more opportunities for industry lobbyists to curry favor, hardly is an improvement. Instead of increasing Washington’s power over everyone, target the biggest culprit and hold it singularly responsible for this debacle to discourage anyone else from making the same mistakes.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Artistic renderings by young Jeanetta Yates, Grove Street Elementary fourth-grader, go on display at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Children’s Department. • Margaret Davenport of Vicksburg is elected first vice president of Kappa Kappa Gamma social sorority at the University of Mississippi.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Gambling foes in Claiborne County fall about 106 names short of forcing a referendum on whether riverboat gambling should be allowed on the Mississippi River there. • More than 400 priests and parishioners from across the state will attend the Diocesan of Black Catholic Congress here. • Donald and Tracy McGowan announce the birth of a daughter, Eliza Nicole, on Jan. 17.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Vicksburg officials sign an agreement with a company to build 21 homes in Kings for low income families. • Terrence and Terrelle DeFrance celebrate their fifth birthdays. • Anna Rainer is initiated into Chi Omega sorority at LSU.

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Tiger Mother’s kids aren’t the ones we should worry about WASHINGTON — OK, I’ll admit it: I, too, was annoyed by the pushy (and possibly abusive) ChineseAmerican mother who bragged, in a Jan. 8 Wall Street Journal essay, about rearing child prodigies. It took me a few hours of fuming to remember the many parents I know who’ve pushed their children to superior academic performance without resorting to Amy Chua’s harsh techniques. Indeed, most of my upper-middle-class peers — black, white and brown — are parents obsessed with their children’s achievement. They provide ballet lessons, violin lessons, math camps, drama camps, SAT tutorials, foreign language classes, summers abroad — all in pursuit of a spot at an exclusive college and a path to a well-paid profession. Still, Chua, a Yale University law professor, could not have picked a more opportune moment to publish her parenting memoir, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.” Declaring most American parents deficient, she picked at the scab of upper-middle-class anxieties at a

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Mythology aside, countless studies have shown that social mobility in the United States is not what we believe it to be.

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moment when Americans fear their nation is in decline and will soon be outworked and outmaneuvered by a rising tide of well-educated Chinese. Yet, those upper-middle-class parents need not worry. They are already passing on to their children the traits to ensure their future affluence. The absurdity of this heated debate is that it has little or nothing to do with the majority of American parents, who don’t have the resources to engage in the hyper-vigilant, time-consuming and obsessive “child farming” of which Chua speaks. Unfortunately,

their children will be left behind as income inequality increases and educational attainment drives the divide between the haves and the have-nots. Americans still believe their country provides equal opportunities for all, that anybody can rise to great heights as long as he or she works hard and plays by the rules. Our belief in the egalitarian nature of our democracy is so great that more than half of Americans identify themselves as middle class, including 40 percent of those with incomes below $20,000 a year, according to a 2008 poll by the Pew Center.

But, mythology aside, countless studies have shown that social mobility in the United States is not what we believe it to be. While most parents still want their children to have brighter futures than they did, research has shown that children in modern America have difficulty rising above the economic station of their parents. Well-educated and affluent parents — both Chua and her most vociferous critics — are able to provide any number of advantages, including more expansive vocabularies, a fondness for books and high-quality child care. The child builds on those advantages over time, helping him to levels of academic achievement with which children from less-affluent homes cannot compete. Make no mistake: I’m not talking just about the poorest children. I’m also talking about that vast swath of what I’d call middle-middle America, a hardworking but less-educated segment of plumbers, police officers and factory workers who can’t afford fancy tutorial services for their kids. They don’t have time

to supervise hours and hours of piano practice. They don’t feel confident interrogating a teacher about his classroom technique. Can’t their children still attend college? Certainly. Many of them will at least enroll in college — starting along the path that best assures a comfortable future in a global economy. But a recent study showed that only half of all students who enroll in college end up with a four-year degree; those with less money and less rigorous high school preparation are more likely to drop out. Unless we can summon the will to help more of those students attain two- to four-year college degrees, we will lose the great middle class that has been central to our beliefs in American exceptionalism. It’s those kids — not Chua’s daughters — who deserve our attention. •

Tucker: Cynthia Tucker writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@ajc.com.


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Ford showing how ‘talking cars’ could prevent crashes, save lives WASHINGTON — Could “talking cars” save lives? Auto companies are developing safety systems using advanced WiFi signals and GPS systems that could allow vehicles to communicate with each other on the road. The cars could then send messages to warn their drivers about potential crashes. Ford Motor Co. is demonstrating the technology for policymakers and journalists in advance of the Washington Auto Show in the nation’s capital. Auto companies have been working on the technology for nearly a decade. Several automakers are part of a consortium sharing information on the crash avoidance systems, including General Motors, Toyota, Daimler and others. The systems are five to 10 years from being used.

Oil creeps upward to near $87 a barrel Oil prices inched up toward $87 a barrel today after falling more than 4 percent in less than a week on mixed economic news and the possibility of increased OPEC production. Benchmark crude for March delivery was up 62 cents at $86.81 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract lost $1.68 to settle at $86.19 Tuesday.

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Oil had not been below $87 since Dec.1. It has fallen more than 4 percent since Thursday, when it was approaching $92 a barrel. About half of the drop happened in the last two days. Gasoline prices in Vicksburg are around $3 a gallon.

Lebanon faction urges anti-Hezbollah sit-ins BEIRUT — Lebanon’s Western-backed coalition called on supporters today to hold daily sit-ins in downtown Beirut to protest the growing power of the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah. The Shiite group and its allies toppled Lebanon’s government two weeks ago and secured enough support in parliament to name their own pick for prime minister, Najib Mikati, Tuesday. Mikati began forming a new Cabinet today by visiting former prime ministers — a move dictated by protocol — including outgoing Premier Saad Hariri.

Holocaust collection hits World Wide Web TEL AVIV, Israel — The world’s largest collection of Holocaust documents is going digital.

Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, is teaming up with Google to make its photographs and documents interactive and searchable on the Internet. The project was launched today. The website is: collections.yadvashem.org/ photosarchive.

Russian president fires top cop after bombing MOSCOW— In the wake of the deadly bombing of Russia’s busiest airport, President Dmitry Medvedev today fired a top official of the country’s transport police and lashed out at “passive” officers who guard the country’s transport centers. Monday’s attack killed 35 people at the capital’s Domodedovo Airport. He announced the firing shortly before leaving for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland`.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)...................33.34 American Fin. (AFG).......................33.07 Ameristar (ASCA).............................15.07 Auto Zone (AZO).......................... 248.70 Bally Technologies (BYI)................42.11 BancorpSouth (BXS).......................15.06 Britton Koontz (BKBK)...................12.99 Cracker Barrel (CBRL).....................52.44 Champion Ent. (CHB)..........................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH).....................35.24 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).................53.80 Cooper Industries (CBE)...............60.87 CBL and Associates (CBL)......................16.95 CSX Corp. (CSX)................................70.25 East Group Prprties (EGP)..................42.61 El Paso Corp. (EP)............................14.34 Entergy Corp. (ETR)........................73.50 Fastenal (FAST).................................59.24

Family Dollar (FDO)........................42.87 Fred’s (FRED)......................................13.52 Int’l Paper (IP)...................................28.63 Janus Capital Group (JNS).................12.98 J.C. Penney (JCP).............................32.13 Kroger Stores (KR)...........................21.65 Kan. City So. (KSU)..........................47.29 Legg Mason (LM).......................... 35.61 Parkway Properties (PKY)...................17.55 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)...........................65.77 Regions Financial (RF).................... 7.02 Rowan (RDC).....................................33.08 Saks Inc. (SKS)...................................11.61 Sears Holdings (SHLD)..................77.57 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)....................30.71 Sunoco (SUN)....................................42.06 Trustmark (TRMK)...........................25.40 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...............................44.72 Tyson Foods (TSN)..........................16.77 Viacom (VIA)......................................48.69 Walgreens (WAG)............................41.24 Wal-Mart (WMT)..............................57.26

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dren when my time comes. — David, via e-mail A: I am a tad perplexed. Why have you left the property in your deceased wife’s name? You mentioned that all of her assets were passed on to you. I assume that you had an attorney involved in the settlement of the estate. I am wondering why he didn’t recommend that the titles be cleaned up. You should get that done as soon as you can. You mentioned everything goes to your kids when “your time comes,” and I can understand that. But after you die, it will be far more complicated and expensive than if you just cleaned up this matter now. •

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By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — In another sign that New Orleans is reinventing itself by restoring its past, the city announced plans Tuesday to spend up to $90 million to run streetcars through the working-class and Creole side of the Big Easy immortalized by Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The city said it would build 2 1/2 miles of streetcar lines by the end of 2013 from the French Quarter eastward down Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue. A spur track would go down Elysian Fields Avenue, the street where Stanley and Stella Kowalski live in Williams’ 1947 play. The new streetcar lines will go past neighborhoods not considered major tourist spots, though they are brimming with historic relevance. The proposed line will connect Canal Street, the city’s main boulevard, with the neighborhoods of Treme, Marigny,

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A woman rides her bicycle along St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans, near a proposed streetcar route. New Marigny, St. Roch and the Bywater. Historically, these neighborhoods — known as “Downtown” — were home to French, Creole and immigrant families. The upriver side of the French Quarter, the mansion-studded areas known as “Uptown,” were developed after the arrival of Americans in New Orleans in the early 1800s and blossomed during the cotton age before the Civil War. “We have spent a lot of time

in the last hundred years paying attention to Uptown New Orleans,” said Pres Kabacoff, a New Orleans developer who has invested in reinvigorating St. Claude Avenue. “The opportunity the city has now is Downtown.” New Orleans’ fabled streetcars once stretched into every corner of this diverse city, but they eventually faded from the backstreets and were reduced in the early 1960s to a single line running past the mansions of St. Charles Avenue.

That line remains and its olive-green cars carry school children, commuters and tourists through the city’s Garden District. A streetcar comeback is gaining momentum. A short line used almost exclusively by tourists was constructed along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter in 1988. Then, the city restored its first major streetcar line in 2004 when a residential line was added along Canal Street. Last year, transportation officials announced plans to build a one-mile line in the city’s Central Business District. Tuesday’s announcement was considered a major breakthrough. For years, officials have talked about bringing back a line on the Downtown side. “We fully expect the presence of this rail line will have a catalytic effect,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “It doesn’t just move people, it also creates economic development. It fits with our culture; it fits with our history.”

La. panel balks at opening public oyster grounds NEW ORLEANS — Members of Louisiana’s Oyster Task Force still aren’t ready to open more public oyster grounds to harvest, despite depleted supplies that followed the BP oil spill. The Task Force on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly against a motion by oyster dealer Al Sunseri to recommend that the state open more public grounds east of the Mississippi River. The motion followed a state Wildlife and Fisheries report that recent surveys found few young “spat” oysters in the area in question. Fear of damaging spat was a main reason why the task force supported the state’s decision late last year to keep the public grounds east of the Mississippi closed. Supplies of Louisiana oysters have been down since the Deepwater Horizon acci-

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Entergy’s Mich. plant up after shutdown COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Entergy Corp.’s nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan is operating again at full power following a weekend shutdown. The New Orleans-based power generator gave an update this morning about the Palisades Nuclear Plant in Van Buren County’s Covert Township. Entergy had said the plant was automatically shut down from full power over the weekend and a faulty cable that supplies a transformer was found.

Walmart drops plans for Va. Civil War site ORANGE, Va. — Walmart abruptly dropped plans Wednesday for a new store near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia after two years of opposition from historians and some residents. Lawyers representing the nation’s largest retailer made the announcement in Orange County Circuit Court at the start of a second day of arguments in a suit to block

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PREVENTING HEART DISEASE AND STROKE Heart disease and stroke affect many people in Mississippi, but the good news is that there are many things you can do to help prevent them. Join cardiologist James Warnock, M.D., to learn about their causes, symptoms, and signs, and what you can do to protect yourself. Lunch is provided. February 1, 11:45 AM, Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room A WOMAN’S BODY: An Owner’s Manual Join Baptist’s new monthly talkfest, moderated by Innovative Pelvic Health Nurse Practitioner Mickie Autry, Ph.D., N.P.C. She specializes in female sexual problems, pelvic pain, bladder issues and menopause. February 1, 5:30 PM., Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE: What’s Going on Down There? If childbirth left you with a very unpleasant rearrangement of your pelvic organs, help is possible. Join us for this seminar as urogynecologists Robert Harris, M.D., and Steven Speights, M.D., explain how minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery can correct this condition. $5 optional lunch. February 2, 11:45 AM, Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room

DRAWING FROM YOUR STRENGTHS: Fight Skin Cancer—With Marshall Ramsey Pulitzer Prize finalist, political cartoonist—and melanoma survivor. All these describe Marshall Ramsey, guest speaker for this event about skin cancer. Join Marshall, Kenneth Barraza, M.D., and Grace Shumaker, M.D., for updates on early detection and treatment. Also, join the Run From the Sun Race April 9. Visit www.mbhs.org/ runfromthesun for details. $5 optional lunch. February 10, 11:45 AM, Baptist for Women ARTHRITIS AND PAIN Osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain in joints in the hands, knees, hips, and shoulders. Find out what treatments are available to relieve pain, including medications and outpatient procedures. The featured speaker is orthopaedic surgeon Brian Johnson, M.D. $5 optional lunch. February 25, 11:45 AM, Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room REPAIRING LEAKY VALVES It’s not uncommon for certain heart valves to “leak” when heart structure is abnormal. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. In others, surgical repair is recommended. Join cardiovascular surgeon William Harris, M.D., to find out what treatments are available and what they involve. Lunch is provided. February 22, 11:45 AM, Baptist Healthplex-Clinton

Register online at www.mbhs.org or call the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Nation Continued from Page A1. ward to his new duties. “The people of Holy Trinity have loved and supported me and my family,” he said. “It’s been a wonderful 9 1/2 years. The position with SCI is really an exciting position. It came to me — I didn’t necessarily seek it out, but the door was opened and I walked through.” SCI was founded in 1834 and is the largest seamen’s agency in North America, providing chaplaincy and pastoral care, legal services and other support services to mariners at ports in the New York-New Jersey area, the Bay Area in California and along the inland waterways. Nation will serve in

the Lower Mississippi River territory which runs from Houston to New Orleans and north to Vicksburg. His presence and leadership at the church and Conservatory will be missed, said Dorothy Brasfield, Holy Trinity’s organist and choir master and director of the Conservatory of the Fine Arts, which she and Nation worked together to establish. “He has been so wonderful for the church and the community, for the outreach,” Brasfield said. “We are just devastated.” “Michael has been a good and faithful priest through challenging times in our church,” the bishop said in a phone interview Tuesday. Along with his role as pastor at Holy Trinity, “He has provided leadership, on the diocesan level, through his work

as the ecumenical officer of the diocese.” In the role, Nation has been an important part of increasing communion between the state’s Episcopal and Methodist churches, Gray said. “Michael’s gifts are music and liturgy, and the Conservatory, which has been a gift to the entire community,” Gray added. “That was Michael living out his gifts in a wonderful way.” Nation was called as Holy Trinity’s rector in June 2001. A native of Mobile, Ala., he has degrees from the University of Mobile and Duke University. Nation also has been active in the community as a member of the Vicksburg Theatre Guild, where he has performed in such productions as “The Fantasticks,” the Vicksburg Rotary Club

and the board of the Four Seasons of the Arts. He has hosted the “Live from the Klondyke” radio show, and also served two terms as president of the Bowmar Elementary School PTA. Nation’s resignation means all three Episcopal churches in the city, including St. Mary’s, on First North Street, and Christ Church, on Main Street, are without full-time, permanent rectors, though Gray said a decision on a new priest is expected soon at Christ Church. The Rev. Billie Abraham has been rector at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina since 2008. Gray will work with Holy Trinity wardens and vestry to find Nation’s replacement. The bishop will preside over a “leaving liturgy” March 1 at 6 p.m., at which

A7 time Nation will symbolically release the authority that had been his at Holy Trinity and pray God’s blessing on the congregation, Gray said. Nation’s wife, Cheryl Ann Nation, is a special education teacher at Warrenton Elementary School. The couple has three children, Anna Grace, 14, Caroline, 12, and Michael Jr., 6. He and his family will remain in Vicksburg through the end of the school year and then move to the Baton Rouge area, he said. His new position will allow him to remain a priest in the Diocese of Mississippi, and Nation plans to continue his involvement in diocesan life and ministry, including the annual “Christmas on the River” mission project.

WESTLAKE, La. — Betty T. Choat, 66, of Westlake, La., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 5:20 a.m. in a lake area hospital. Mrs. Choat was born in Monroe, La., on Oct. 26, 1944, to Charles and Doris Turner. Betty grew up in Vicksburg and graduated from H.V. Cooper High School, Hinds Junior College and Delta State University. She was a resident of the Gulf Coast for over 30 years. Betty retired as a secretary from Stennis Space Center in 2004. She lived in Vicksburg after Hurricane Katrina. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Joe Choat Sr.; her parents, Doris and Charles H. Turner; and one brother, Charles E. Turner. She is survived by one daughter, Debra Claflin and her husband, Rusty; two grandsons, Adam and Garrett Claflin, all of Lake Charles; two sisters, Catherine Blanton and husband William of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Julia Turner of Pensacola, Fla.; uncle, Jack Rutledge and wife Earline of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Bayou La Croix Cemetery in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The Rev. James Reardon will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:30 until 9 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome. net.

Irma Jean Carter Cooks Irma Jean Carter Cooks died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 57. She is survived by her daughter, Brandy Cooks of New York. Services were Jan. 8, 2011, at Mount Celler M.B. Church in Tallulah with the Rev. Rufus McClodden officiating. Burial followed at New Oakwood Cemetery with Beckwith Golden Gate Funeral Home in charge.

Lemoyne Davis Services for Lemoyne Davis will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cool Springs M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert L. Miller Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mr. Davis died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64. He graduated from Rosa. A. Temple High School in 1964 and attended Utica Junior College. He was a retired plumber from Waterways Experiment Station and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a military policeman during the Vietnam War. He also served in Germany for three years.

Notton Jones Sr. Notton Jones Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at his residence. He was 75. Mr. Jones was retired from

the Anderson-Tully lumber mill. He was a member of Pleasant Valley M.B. Church and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was a member of TynerFord Post No. 213 American Legion and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Lee Jones; his parents, Wes Wilson and Alberta Kennedy; and two sisters, Luette Anderson and Willette Wiggins. He is survived by a son, Notton Jones Jr. of Vicksburg; three daughters, Dorothy Johnson and Gladys White Sanders, both of Vicksburg, and Mary Wells of Bloomington, Ind.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Joe S. Price CHICAGO — Joe S. Price was called home to glory on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. He was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Vicksburg. He was the beloved husband of Elois Peaches Price for 44 years. He was a devoted and loving father to his children, Ronnie Muhammad (Alantris), Glenda PriceCarter (Scott), Kevin Price (special friend Sherry) and Tracey Proby (Vincent). He was a proud grandfather to Dion, Joe S. Ronnie, JamiPrice cha, Jamilla, Rashad, Kevin, Amaan, Jamaal, Yessin, Vincent Jr., Lauren, Lyndon and Leland. He also leaves to cherish his memory his brothers, Willie Price and Theodore Price, both of Vicksburg, and George Price of Bossier City, La.; brothers-in-law, Richard Pickens, Joe Willie Peaches and Marion Peaches; and two sisters-in-law, Rosie Lee Meeks and Mary Ellen Reed. He was loved and respected by his family, neighbors, church family and friends. Joe graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School, Vicksburg, in 1960. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a military policeman while in Vietnam. He was employed by Caterpillar Inc. in Aurora, Ill., for 35 years. Joe was chairman of the deacon board at Sunrise Baptist Church. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, William and Louise Sims Price of Vicksburg; his brothers, William Jr. and Albert; sisters Erma Belton, Lily Pickens and Betty Reddix. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home, 2102 Clay St. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 27, from 1 until 7 p.m. with family present from 6 until 7. Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg.

Martha McMaster Stevens Martha McMaster Stevens died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at River Region Medical Center.

She was 77. Mrs. Stevens had lived in Vicksburg since 1954. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church. She had worked for Brunini, Everett, Grantham and Quin for 25 years as a legal secretary. She also was an executive secretary for 15 years with Entergy Corporation. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur D. McMaster Sr.; her mother, Ella Virginia McMaster; a brother, Arthur D. McMaster Jr.; and a sister, Mary Cole. Survivors include her husband, Gordon Stevens of Vicksburg; two sons, Joe Stevens and John Stevens, both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Lynne Stevens of Anchorage, Alaska, Anne Stevens Woerner and Lorie G. Stevens, both of Vicksburg; three brothers, Milton D. McMaster of Wiggins, Jack Oliver of Meridian and Donald McMaster of West Virginia; two sisters, Lou M. Barnett of Ringgold, La., and Mickey Woodcock of Biloxi; seven grandchildren, Joseph Stevens, Erin Woerner, Ricky Woerner, Jeffery Stevens, Jason Stevens, Jacob Stevens and Jaycee Vines; and one great-grandson, Caleb Stevens. A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Baptist church with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Glenwood Funeral Home in charge. Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church, 3518 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Alene N. Stewart ANGUILLA — Alene N. Stewart was born in Bassfield, Miss., on July 19, 1926. After graduating from Rolling Fork High School, she went to work for Fielding L. Wright as a legal secretary. She then worked for E.C. Clements, attorney, and then Production Credit Association as an agricultural lender. She also worked for Southern Agricultural Credit Corporation, a subsidiary of Bank of Anguilla. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Anguilla.

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She is survived by her son, Russell Stewart Sr. of Anguilla; two grandchildren, Russell “Russ” Stewart Jr. of Anguilla and Audrey S. Lewis of Hernando; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor Stewart and Blaine Stewart, both of Anguilla and Lauren and Rylee Lewis, both of Hernando. Ms. Stewart will be remembered as a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family and friends. She also loved her flowers and tending to her yard. She will be remembered as a good friend by all who knew her. Mrs. Stewart passed away Jan. 24, 2011, at Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital. Services will be graveside at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Golden Link Cemetery in Anguilla. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Pallbearers will be Milton Ewing, Lee Leggett, Russ Stewart, Alton Norris, Kenneth Norris and Vernon Sanderford. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Hamilton and Scott Lewis.

Arthur Vaughn Jr. MARKS — Services for Arthur Vaughn Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Vaughn died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Quitman County Hospital. He was 83. He was a former resident of Vicksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Della Lacey and Arthur Vaughn Sr.; two brothers, Harry D. Williams and Joe Roy Vaughn; and one sister, Willie B. Champs. Survivors include one sister, Levertia Harris of Chicago; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including Verdell Edwards of Vicksburg.

Patricia Kay Wilkerson OXFORD — Patricia Kay Wilkerson died Thursday,

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Jan. 20, 2011, as the result of a house fire. She was 54. Ms. Wilkerson had lived in Vicksburg most of her life and had lived in Oxford for the past three years. She was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church and was employed with the University of Mississippi at the Small Development Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Alton Clinton Wilkerson. She is survived by her mother, L. Nell Spears Wilkerson of Vicksburg. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Jess Sumrall officiating. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Thursday-Friday Mostly clear Thursday night, lows in the mid-30s; sunny Friday, highs in the lower 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows around 30 Thursday-Friday Mostly clear Thursday night, lows in the mid-30s; sunny Friday, highs in the lower 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 48º Low/past 24 hours............... 31º Average temperature......... 40º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............10º in 1940 Record high............80º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.14 inch This month..............6.62 inches Total/year.................6.62 inches Normal/month......4.62 inches Normal/year...........4.62 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................11:40 A.M. Most active................. 5:26 P.M. Active..............................N/A P.M. Most active.................. 5:54 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:29 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:30 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:00

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 9.6 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 11.5 | Change: 0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.4 | Change: 4.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.7 | Change: 3.7 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 12.1 | Change: 7.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.8 | Change: 3.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................73.0 River....................................57.1

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On the agenda Meeting Tuesday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d meeting minutes from Dec. 2 and 6. • Recognized the following employee anniversaries: for 25 years in the fire department, Darrell Flaggs, Harold Gaines and Marion Cole; for 20 years in the gas department, Damon Stamps; for five years in the police department, Markeetia Braxton. • Received the following three sealed bids for concrete floor polishing with a two-color process for the Vicksburg Convention Center: Concrete Creations of Jackson for $49,590, GulfAtlantic Flooring Systems of Madison for $61,560 and Concrete Flooring Solutions of Pelham, Ala., for $48,667.31. • OK’d close-out documents for APAC-Mississippi of Jackson for asphalt. • OK’d a maintenance agreement with L-1 Identity Solutions for fingerprint scanner at Vicksburg Police Department. • OK’d a request from VPD to spend $1,134.76 for promotional items to be given at various speaking events. • OK’d a request from the VPD to spend $4,700 to purchase car seats. The expense will be 100 percent reimbursed from the Occupant Protection grant program under the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, which awarded the city $15,000 for fiscal year 2011. The money would be used in the police department for child restraint and seat belt education and enforcement. • Discussed dilapidated buildings and overgrown lot codes and authorized Victor Gray-Lewis, director of Building and Inspections to proceed to cut, clean and demolish the following properties: 1409

Second North St., and 1500 Weems St. • Accepted letter establishing special assessment of OK’d a resolution for cutting and cleaning the following properties: 1326 Wood St. and 1504 Ethel St. • OK’d a request from Vicksburg Main Street Program to spend up to $500 for promotional items for the downtown Vicksburg Mardi Gras parade on March 5. • OK’d payment of $3,460.48 Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport for the city’s share of expenses. • OK’d final payment No. 2 of $29, 073.96 to Arrowhead Enterprises, for Natural Resources Conservation Service Travel Inn site project and accepted close-out documents. • OK’d final payment No. 2 of $7,160.72 to Arrowhead Enterprises for NRCS Pauline Drive site project and accepted close out documents. • OK’d bank letters from Trustmark Bank and BancorpSouth. • OK’d reports from the following: city sexton, privilege license, mayor and treasurer, tax collection, detail budget and delinquent tax collection and accepted a tax settlement. • OK’d claims docket. In closed session, the board: • Discussed longevity in gas and police departments, a transfer in street department, pay adjustments in gas and inspection departments and resignations in the inspection and fire departments. • Discussed five personnel matters in fire, inspection, water mains and right of way departments. • Discussed real property matter. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Monday Feb. 7.

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vice, Thompson said. Also on Tuesday, the board, along with heads of the Vicksburg police and fire departments, met with a handful of local restaurant and club owners to discuss patron safety concerns following a sweep of city nightclubs and bars on Jan. 14 due to privilege license violations, underage drinking and fights. “We have had three major instances over the last eight months that involve serious beatings of two individuals and a shooting incident,” Vicksburg Police Department Chief Walter Armstrong said. “No one has been killed as of yet, but we believe if they continue on this same path, it’s just a matter of time before someone loses their life. We just want to curb that.” Winfield pledged that the city will step up police patrol. Police are “going to be doing walk-throughs,” he said. “They’re going to be looking to make sure that each establishment is adher-

ing to the occupancy load. We’re going to make sure they’re not going to be violating those rules.” In other business, the board rejected six sealed bids of more than $1 million each for a generator for the water treatment plant, stalling the city’s attempt to obtain a backup power system in case of an outage caused by severe weather. The bids exceeded the $914,650 grant the city received last year from the 2008 Community Development Block Grant Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funds, which was to pay for the generator. The grant required no local match. “The problem was this was a natural gas generator and the cost far exceeded what we have to spend,” South Ward Aldermen Sid Beauman said. The board approved readvertising for a generator that operates on diesel fuel, which is less expensive.

Giffords’ condition upgraded HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been moved to a rehabilitation facility in Houston after her condition was upgraded from serious to good. Doctors at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital determined the congresswoman was ready to move this mornGabrielle ing to nearby Giffords TIRR Memorial Hermann, where her rehabilitation will begin. Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 in a rampage that killed six people and injured her and 12 others. The three-term Democratic congresswoman was hit in the forehead while meeting with constituents outside a Tucson supermarket. The 22-year-old suspect in the shootings, Jared Loughner, pleaded not guilty Monday.

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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, J anuar y 26, 2010 • SEC TI O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

BULLETIN BOARD Achievements • Candis Beard, a radiology major from Vicksburg, has been elected president of the Associated Student Government for Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

Honor rolls • India Sprinkle has been named a dean’s list scholar for the fall term at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she is a freshman. She is a leadership scholar and member of the Student Government Association and Southern Mississippi Activities Council. A 2010 graduate of Vicksburg High School, she is the daughter of Patrick Sprinkle and Angela Carpenter. • Callie Anne Grey, a freshman at the University of Mississippi, has been named to the chancellor’s list Callie Anne for the fall Grey semester at the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in bio-chemistry with a minor in psychology. She is the daughter of Cliff and Angela Grey of Vicksburg. • Area students named to the fall president’s list at Mississippi College were Kimberly Jo Hutchins of Utica and Elizabeth Hinson Brown, Brittney Susan Godwin, Joshua Dane Stewart and Misty Danielle Sullivan, all of Vicksburg. Those named to the fall dean’s list were Hollie Christine Rials of Utica and Bailey Anne Anderton, Olivia JoLynn Broome, Dolyn Jamasia Dillard, Margaret Elizabeth Dimmette, Tiffany Michelle Fuller, Anna Kathryn Fumbanks, Joseph Anthony Gerache III, Kathy Ann Goza, Zachary Austin Greer, Anthony Brian Hamilton, Cortni D. Hamilton, Mary Amber Hollingsworth, Emily Claire Jackson, Mary Ellen Sills, Stefanie Lynn Strange, Sarah Rae Thurmon, and Allison D. Volk, all of Vicksburg. • Adam J. Thornton of Vicksburg has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Memphis for the fall semester. • Rebecca Alison McKinney of Vicksburg has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Jones County Junior College. Kensey Amanda Coleman, Kyle Joseph Fowler, Shelley Nicole Fowler, Savanna Carter Horton, Ragan Dell Hunter and Antonio Donte’ James, all of Vicksburg, and Jessica I. Hunt of Utica were named to the faculty list. Matthew Ryan Perry of Edwards was named to the fall president’s list.

Upcoming events • Miss Mississippi College Pageant — 7 p.m. Thursday, MC’s Swor Auditorium in Clinton. • St. Francis/St. Aloysius Open House — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 2; 601-6309762.

Lauren Pratt, 16, above, the daughter of Wayne and Paige Pratt, puts a bridle on her horse, Oshea, before practicing for the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show at Silver Creek Equestrian Club on Monday. At right, Elizabeth Wooten, 14, the daughter of Bill and Mary Jane Wooten, also trains for the rodeo, with her horse, Holly. The two are among hundreds of youths statewide who will participate in the rodeo, which kicks off Saturday in Jackson.

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

The 46th annual Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show kicks off Saturday at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Activities, including national country music acts and livestock competitions, will run through Feb. 20. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Mississippi Coliseum box office at 601-353-0603, or by visiting ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Rodeo Performers will play at the Mississippi Coliseum. Tickets are $16, $20 and $24. • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 —Easton Corbin • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 —Little Big Town • Noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 12 — Marty Stuart • 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 13 — The Bellamy Brothers • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 — Josh Turner • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 — Rodney Adkins • 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 — Craig Morgan

Livestock shows Competitions will run from Sunday to Feb. 20. For a complete schedule, visit www.mdac.state. ms.us and click on the “Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo” link at the top of the page.

Farm Expo Head out to the Mississippi Trade Mart at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 and 12 for this event.

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Mississippi Junior Roundup Mississippi 4-H and Future Farmers of America members will exhibit through Feb. 10 their beef cattle, hogs, sheep and dairy cattle for the coveted award of Grand Champion. The Sale of Junior Champions will take place at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in Barn 11 at the Dixie Sales Arena.

Arrival is set for Feb. 10 and 11 at the fairgrounds.

Dixie National Parade Floats will roll at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 along Capitol Street in Jackson.

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Dixie National Rodeo Dance This event for those 18 and older is set for 10 p.m. Feb. 11 and Feb. 12 at the Mississippi Trade Mart. Admission is $10.

A free, hot meal with all the trimmings will be served from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at the Farmer’s Market Grill at Jefferson and High streets.

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Equine Expo Horses will be on display Feb. 16-20 at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

Watch master horseshoe craftsmen battle it out at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

28th annual Catholic Schools Week kicks off Sunday By Ben Mackin bmackin@vicksburgpost.com On Sunday, Vicksburg Catholic School will kick off Catholic Schools Week, a national annual celebration. This year’s theme is A+ for America, and VCS, made up of St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary, is set to host activities that aim to appeal to everyone, organizers say. “One of the nice things is a lot of the people who visit during the week have never been here before,” said VCS Development and Alumni Affairs Director Patty Mekus.

If you go Catholic Schools Week activities at Vicksburg Catholic School begin Sunday and run through Feb. 5. The 28th annual $10,000 Drawdown will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at Vicksburg Convention Center. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online or at the school — on Grove and Hayes streets, off Clay. Visit www.vicksburgcatholic.org/drawdown, or call 601-630-9762. “This is a week when people can come see what we have to offer.” On Sunday, students are encouraged to attend Mass and tell other parishioners about Catholic education and what it means to them. Prayer cards will be placed in the pews, and parishioners may drop them in a box;

students will pray for the requests during the week. Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day, and lunch will be provided by the Parent Teacher Organization. On Feb. 2, VCS will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also alumni and parish families who have served in the military are invited to

lunch in the St. Al cafeteria between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations must be made by today; call 601-636-4824. At 9:20 a.m. Feb. 3, Bishop Joseph Latino of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson will celebrate Mass at the school. Student appreciation day will follow on Feb. 4 and will feature a surprise.

Also on the horizon is VCS’ biggest fundraiser, the 28th annual Drawdown, set for Feb. 20. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Tickets are $125. A ticket buys drinks and dinner for two adults and a chance to win $10,000. Insurance and add-ons for the base ticket are available. An additional $25 buys a raffle ticket for a cruise for four. For more information on Catholic Schools Week or the Drawdown, contact Mekus at 601-630-9762 or patty.mekus@ vicksburgcatholic.org.


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school by school Agape Montessori • Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class made quail hats and queen crowns as part of a study of the letter Q. • Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class made dinosaur rubbings and puppets. • Kamron Tower was Star Student of the Week. • Third-graders filled a jar with soil and water to learn about soil elements. • Grades K-3 made 3-D snowmen.

Beechwood • Leadership Academy and Junior Citizens Corps Club members participated in the Martin L. King Jr. parade. • AmeriCorps assisted at the Child Abuse Prevention Center as part of the Martin Luther King Service Day. • Dr. Robert Abraham donated dental hygiene kits to Angela Marshall’s class. • Science Fair winners: grades K-3, chemistry — Shea Hampton, first place; botany — Summer Crouse, first place; zoology — Kenyun Doss, first place; engineering, computer and mathematics — Skylar Brumfield, first place; physics — Blair Harris, first place; grades 4-6, behavioral science — Carmen Harris, first place; Chase Graham, second place; and Jeremy Finney, third place; zoology — Olivia Bennett, first place; Wade Adams, second place; and Taylor Lampkin, third place; engineering, computer and mathematics — Gage Ederington, first place; Emily Stringer, second place; and Bradley Hill, third place; medicine and health — Anna Claire McKellar, first place; Christopher Farrish, second place; and Haleigh Monk, third place; chemistry — Johnathan Sullivan, first place; Frederick Barnum, second place; and Nicholas Brewer, third place; earth/ space — Jeremy Richter, first place; Brayden Snow, second place; and Brandon Scott, third place; biochemistry — Mary Elizabeth Ballard, first place; Megan Heard, second place; and Aaron Terrett, third place; botany — Jaylen Whitaker, first place; Zharia Jackson, second place; and

Rodney Richards, third place; microbiology — Jillian Creel, first place; Bri Erves, second place; and Madison Dixon, third place; physics — Caleb Wilson, first place; Brandon Maynord, second place; and Fred Butler, third place.

Bovina • Pledge leaders were Bryce Holman, Onitsha Hicks, Camri Thornhill, Jaylin Thompson, Joseph Jones, Daphnea McDuff, Matthew Turnage and Andy Poole. • The school began Fitness Fridays by implementing Wii Fit exercise. As part of an economic study, brokers Wayne Pratt and Dan Daily spoke to Connie West’s GATES students. Artist Stacy Wills spoke to secondgrade GATES students. • Students who made the 100 Benchmark Club were Synthia Goodson, Zakaria Floyd, Charles Houston, Branson Parker, Marcus Williams, Wes Bryan, Victoria Laubach, Elijah Prevot, Clayton Thurman, Jagger Weekly, Cameron Hoofman, Gabby King, Jack Shelton, Colin Standish, Kyler Farrar, Hailey Grimshel, Matthew Hall, Maiya Prevot, Sydney Stuart, Jeaslynn Wicker and Makayla Williams. • Students who made Kelso choices and received Caught Being Good coins were Aaron Harmon, Jacob Walker, Natalie Edwards, Tyler Caldwell, Clayton Thurman, Mercedes Ray-Middleton, Lauren Bardwell, DeWyun Jefferson, Sarah Lewis, Cameron Jones, Sydnie Smith, Nick Hargroves, Hannah Huntley, MaKayla Quinton, Sean Hinson, Maddie McAdam, Kristofer Cook, Joseph Wicker, Endry Santos, Joshua Heggins, Arnalyn Nevels, Emily Bull, Anna Katherine Hoben, Jayla White, Ella Stevens, Dakota Hines and Taylor Sims. • Top Accelerated Readers in Denice Poe’s first grade were Heaven Merritt and Mercedes Ray Middleton. Parent helpers were Anna and Daniel Ewards. Shawn Lee’s second-graders

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Bowmar • Pledge captains were Amber Gaston, Joseph Johnson, Bradley McCullough, Katelyn Morson, Michael Dorsey, Evan Fedell, Savannah Cupit and Skyler Anderson. • Reading to the principal were Malik Butler, Amari Shears, Joshua Floyd, Quinjerus Miles, Gracie Halterman, Derrick Turner and Keveon Smith. • Third-grade classes performed at the PTO meeting. • Yearbook sales begin today. Progress reports will be issued Feb. 2. • Top Accelerated Readers were: first grade — Destini Sims, Mary Katherine Archer and Hartley Sullivan; third grade — Anthony Njiti, Deshawn Douglas and John Robert Jabour; sixth grade — Charlie Martin, Trevor Talbot, Ashton Brumfield, Leah Brown, Jack Richardson, Alex Velazquez, Olivia Curtis, Annabeth Breeden and Collin DeRossette.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders in the kindergarten class of April Ross and Nakita Polk were Janiyah Hardiman, Pardre Gray, Wesley Barrett and Aisha Williams. • Science Fair judges were Richard Hite, Taylor Bowling, Arel Simpson, Justin Lewis, Sam Harris, Nathan Prewitt, Kelly Hynum, Janalyn Dement, Kevin Tubbs, Josh Broome, Linda Turner, Darryl Carson, Shirley Smith and Jo Beth Britt. • AmeriCorps collected Keep Me Warm donations as part of a Martin Luther King Day service project. • Natalie Allen was named Assistant Teacher of the Year. • John Anthony Comans was named Student of the Week in the pre-kindergarten class of Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funchess. Grandparent volunteer Ann Davis was a guest reader.

First Presbyterian • Gloria Sullivan’s kinder-

gartners marked the 100th day of school by dressing as 100-year-olds. John Banks was named Star Student. • Lynnette Smith’s pre-kindergartners made crowns and enjoyed cake to mark the 100th day of school. Top readers were Addison Averett, Addison Leach, Katie Farthing, Colton House, Bo Campbell and Landon Oakes. Austin O’Brien was named Student of the Week. • Cheryl Stevens’ 3-yearolds made lion masks and counted ladybug spots after a study of the letter L. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearolds made life-sized portraits after a human body study. • Teri Conerly’s toddlers used insect stamps and fake grass to create pictures after reading “In the Tall, Tall Grass.” Kari Dupree’s toddlers created nights with fingerpaints. Brayden Gough shared a bedtime story.

Grove Street • Bernice Murphy of the Children’s Shelter discussed safe places to seek help. • Police officer Denita Reed and Steven Randall are speaking each Friday about making positive choices. • Twenty-two posters were entered in the Corps’ African American Soldiers in the Civil War contest. • Parent Night will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Hawkins • Registration and Hawkins Preschool Night at McAlister’s will be Tuesday. • Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-year-olds made mittens as part of a study of winter. • Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds made telephones and measured time as part of a study of the letter T. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made spaceships and hosted a sock hop as part of a study of the letter S.

Hinds Career and Technical Center • Vicksburg and Warren Central marketing students Summer Hudson, Kaci Holdiness, Kimberly Loving, Leigh Ann Roberts, Eleanor

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Tuesday: Scramble Egg, Grits, Toast w/ Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Steak Fingers, Vegetable Beef Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, Burrito & Chili Topping, Corn On The Cob, Raw Veggies w/ Dip, Fresh Grapes, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Whipped Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Chili Cheese Fritos, Chicken Patty

Thompson, Dylan Dement, Warren Hogan, Jeffery Mounger and Janki Parekh are preparing for District I DECA competition events Friday in Raymond. Students are asked to meet at 7 a.m. Friday at Hinds. • As part of her business Holdiness Hunting and Fishing Shop, second-year marketing student Kaci Holdiness prepared a camouflage sale display. • Marketing I students are preparing and acting out sales scripts to demonstrate eight steps of the selling process in a retail setting.

Porters Chapel • Top Accelerated Readers: K-5 — Braxton Kelley, Emily Phillipson and Kylee Westcott; first grade — Macey Bufkin, Madison Combs, Christian Lancaster, Mary Claire Lovins, Olivia Masterson, Peyton Sikes, Leah Simms and Hannah Claire York; second grade — Bailey Andrews, Sarah Beck, Jacob Braxton, Kyle Carney, Katie Davidson, Gunner Hutchins, Amberlyn Kelley, Landon Kraemer, Ethan Patel, Brianna Poole and Audrey Woodruff; third grade — Hailie Baswell, Michael Hall, Corbin Hart, Braden Kapp, Brittnee Martin, Reece Rainer, Josh Smith and Luke Yocum; fourth grade — Reed Buys, Caitlyn Dunley, Alaina Huskey, Ethan Phillipson and Molly Smith; fifth grade — Josh Arias, Michael Brewer, Madilyn Carney, Sabrina Embry, Gracie Felker, Kylie Fleming, Kyle Guider, Taylor Rouch, Maura Stump and Lezlie Whitehead; sixth grade — Cody Bryant, Ryan Collins and Garrett Hutchins. • Chosen as elementary Students of the Month were first-grader Sabrina Duggal, second-grader Katie Davidson, third-grader Brittnee Martin, fourth-grader Reed Buys, fifth-grader Maura Stump and sixth-grader Rebekah Rogers.

Redwood • Pledge leaders were Meghan Hinson, Haley Leach, Tony Littleton, Mollee McIndoo, Cameron Pratt, T’Mia Qualls, Caitlin Strick-

land and Cedric Williams. • Science Fair winners: Class I, biochemistry — Peyton Davidson, honorable mention; chemistry — Ashlea Raney, first place; earth, space and environmental sciences — Aniya Sanders, honorable mention; Class II, behavioral and social sciences — Haleigh McDaniel, first place; Kolby McMillian, second place; and Baylee Etheridge, third place; botany — Carley Copelin, first place and best in show; Lauren Summerlin, second place; and Christopher Lee, third place; chemistry — Dalton May, first place; Autumn Cochran, second place; and Hannah Ashley, third place; earth, space and environmental sciences — Katelynn Pettway, first place; Tyler Walton, second place; and Rhoads Caruthers, third place; engineering, computers and mathematics — Bradlee Ross, first place; Miles Harris, second place; and Breanne McKenzie, third place; medicine and health — Peyton Pierce, first place; and Wyatt Turner, second place; physics — Carter White, first place; Hank Holdiness, second place; Kaylee Hinson, third place; and Ana Clark, honorable mention; zoology — Emily VandenNieuwboer, first place; Elizabeth Jordan, second place; and Anna Marie Davidson, third place. • Science Fair judges were Thomas Oppe, John Furey, Alessandra Bianchini, Richard Hite, Linda Turner, Ashley Stough and Casey Allen. • Peggy Gouras spoke to sixth-grade classes as part of an anti-bullying project. • Students are working on books to be published with Student Treasures. Books can be purchased for $17.40; deadline to turn in books and money is Feb. 15.

Sherman Avenue • Students were recognized for perfect attendance and honor rolls during first semester awards assemblies. • Third-graders recognized for making 100 on benchContinued on, Page B3.

Baked Potato, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Pineapple Tidbits, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Assorted Jello, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage, Chicken Quesadillas, Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, California Veggies, Whole Kernel Secondary Schools Breakfast Corn, Garden Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Monday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Wedges, Apricots, Pears, Bananas, Texas Tuesday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Fruit Juice, Milk Toast, Crackers, Chocolate Pudding, String Wednesday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Mozzarella Cheese, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Banana Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Friday: Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Southwestern Chicken Sandwich, Tuna Salad Salad, Garden Salad, Southern Greens, OvenSecondary Schools Lunch Baked Potato Wedges, Plums, Tropical Apples, Kiwi Monday: Egg Roll, Fried Rice, Ham & Cheese Wrap, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Fruit Wedges, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Vanilla & Yogurt Plate, Green Beans, Oven Fries, Pudding, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Hot Friday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Fiestada Cinnamon Apples, Calico Fruit, Fresh Fruit Pizza, Chili Con Carne w/ Beans, Chef Salad, Bowl, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Fruit Juice, Oven Fries, Tossed Salad, Baked Potato, Corn Milk On The Cob, Banana Berry Blend, Chocolate Tuesday: BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, Chicken Gumbo Over Rice, Chef Salad, Steak Fingers, Pudding, Crackers, Central Mississippi Tossed Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice

Sandwich, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Glazed Carrots, Fresh Orange Smiles, Banana Berry Blend, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Taco Soup, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice


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school by school Continued from, Page B2. mark tests were Martez Brown, Emily Burks, Kiersten Carroll, Michael Cloud, Manuel Collin, Caitlin Crump, Brianna Daughtry, Dezmen Davis, Habilee Day, Caitlin Doyle, Maryellen Dunaway, Rashad Flagg, Marvin Freeman, Ferdinand Glapion, Syrilla Glapion, Aryn Greer, Kaylee Hoeft, Antonica Jefferies, Austin Johnson, Laraedoe Kirby, Shamar Lott, Andi McKay, Schyler Morgan, Jonathan Nolan, Searra Odom, Lacey Parker, Simran Patel, Zackary Pedroche, Grayson Rankin, Karla Rojas, Jaden Sanders, Mia Somerville, Trenity Spratley, Kaley Stamps, Katherine TorresCruz, Timeshia Weathersby, De’Marcus Wiliams, Alexis Wilson and Ashlyn Wright. • Morgan Abraham’s kindergartners celebrated the 100th day of school with a fashion show and counting. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners who met Book It! goals for December were Michaela Barber, Jacob Bryant, Daniel Butler, D’Kobe Crump, Jamiyah Gaines, Shelby Goings, Jeffery Hinson, Hunter Moore, Conner Shiers and Emihya Smith. • Students recognized as members of the Shining Star Celebrity Club for fairness were Yessica Barboza, Jamerica Evans, Sheddrick Lewis, Maleeya Marshall, Tamara Powell, Manuel Banuelas, Madison Bingham, Zar’ke Doyle, Takaria Jarvis, Jade Ross, Trevion Sims, Jordan Townes, Voshon Williams, Makenna Boswell, Taylor Jennings, Ty’Anica Smith, Mary Claire Whitten, Shamar Lott, Angel Love, Andi McKay, Malik Sims and De’Corian Williams.

South Park • Science Fair winners: Class I, chemistry — Evan Childers, fourth place; earth, space and environmental sciences — Caleb North, first place; Jarmin Ringo, second place; and Defranko Bailey, third place; medicine and health — Haylee Eade, first place; physics — Cody North, first place; Class II, behavioral and social sciences — McKenzie Miles, first place; Antonio Peoples, second place; Tierra Stewart, third place; Tyre Washington, fourth place; and Danielle Shehane, honorable mention; botany — Christina Carter, first place; Daniel Sessions, second place; Amanda Miller, third place; Laura Logue, fourth place; and Shataria Bunch, honorable mention; chemistry — Dalton Arnold, first place; Natilie McCormick, second place; Daniel Lewis, third place; Austin Cheslek, fourth place; and Shelton Miller, honorable mention; earth, space and environmental sciences — Nicholas Murrell, first place; Lacy Williams, second place; Bailey Somerville, third place; Austin Ware, fourth place; and Emily Bishop and MaKaylon Moore, honorable mention; engineering, computers and mathematics — Madeline Gaul, first place; Jacob Mergner, second place; Rheagan Smith, third place; and Jerimiah Brown and Arcashia Drayton, honorable mention; medicine and health — Zaria Neal, first place; Abby Truesdale, second place; Bethan Martin, third place; Katherine Trest, fourth place; and Maylon Haggard, honorable mention; physics — Brittany Brewer, first place; Josh White, second place; Joshua Penalver, third place; Mikhayla Johnson, fourth place; and Kaylin Turnage and Wendy Oakes Patterson, honorable mention; zoology — Kimberly Presson, first place; Dustin Carpenter, second place; Dee Madison, third place; and Jaylon Carter, fourth place. • Second-graders illustrated whale facts after reading “Dear Mr. Blueberry.” • Kindergarten students of Angelia Donaghe and Susan McKinnie ate octopus stew after a study of the letter O.

• Yearbook fee, $20, should be submitted by Feb. 18 to obtain a student’s picture on the Early Bird Montage. • Sharonda Medina of Project Sync spoke to students about self-esteem and provided a snack. Under the direction of counselor Marian Richardson, 266 canned goods were collected for a local food pantry.

Vicksburg Catholic •Third-graders of Tiffany Keen and Brenda Kalusche created bar graphs depicting favorite candy bars as part of a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” activity. • Kindergarten classes of Lori Tzotzolas and Zena Phillips celebrated the 100th day of school by wearing 100 items, walking 100 steps and saying 100 words of prayer. Kate Simrall treated Phillips’ class to snacks. • First-grade students of Debbie Slawson and Cindy Park celebrated the 100th day of school by having a 100word spelling bee. Winners were Christina Waisner and Carter Magee, first place; Faith Beamish and Meg McDaniel, second place; and Keely Ramshur and Joshua Larsen, third place.

Vicksburg High • Who’s Who winners were: freshmen, class favorites — Candice Ballard, Charlene Figueroa, Gary Hardy, Jayla Lovette and Michael Rohrer; enthusiastic — Jamia Sanders and John Plummer; spirited — Demarcus Jackson, Murshiva Harris and Tatyana Collins; funniest — Anna Grace Nation and DeVonta Brisco; outstanding — Candice Ballard and Justin Hearn; beau — Dannie Kimble; beauty — Faye Quizzagan; sophomores, class favorites — Angel Flagg, Hollie Johnson, Malcolm Maxey and Samuel Jackson; individual — Chris Williams and Cyndai Smith; silliest — Cambrea Williams and Nathan Murrell; spirited — Alexis Stevenson and Blake Carroll; intelligent — Eric Alipoe and Erin Stirgus; beau — Alton Brown; beauty — Timmeria Taylor; juniors, class favorites — Caitlin Patton, Dominique Foster, Gunnar Daquilla and Kya Huell; friendliest — China Maxwell and Darius Youngblood; jolliest — Adrienne Williams and Brennen Coomes; spirited — Courtney Barnes and Norman Price; stylish — D’Arius Shorter and Princess Spears; beau — A.J. Stamps; beauty — Dianna Kariuki; seniors, class favorites — Anthony Hayden, Candice Wilson, Gabrielle Cheeks and Wesley Glass; talkative — Jamie Cruthirds and Tyler Haas; case of senioritis — Cherese Pendleton and Jody Hollowell; athletic — Mychal Ammons and Shanequa Hill; likely to succeed — Bryton Hixson and Emily Sluis; likeable — Amanda Guizerix and Joshua Gaskin; handsome — Justin Pettway; beautiful — Dominique Rodgers; Mr. VHS — Carl DeFrance; Miss VHS — Keturah Haggard. Pictures will be taken Feb. 5 at the Old Court House Museum. • Yearbooks are available for $60 by contacting Joyce Brown, Kristen Nutt or www. jostens.com. • Student Council members are accepting items for their clothes closet to assist students in need of shirts, pants and shoes. Donations may be dropped off to Jennifer Grey or Ebony Gardner. • The school’s improvement team met with parents, staff and Warren County Supervisor Richard George.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders were Keith Caton, Reginae Houston, Darlene Heard and Kierra DeFrance. • Marita Smith was named Teacher Assistant of the Year. Nicholas Crasta won the VIS Spelling Bee and will

compete in the District Bee Feb. 3 at Bowmar. • Dressy Class Club members are the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Amy Anderson, Malinda Grays, Ashley Smith, Tammy McCurley, Grace LaBarre, Teetee Braxton, Zabraida Flowers, Georgia Kemp, Amy Hodges, Latoya Minor, Tommy Allen, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidre Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda KeyesSmith, Tasha Thompson, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Morgan Gates, Dana Road assistant principal, presented information about the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War and its African-American contributions. More than 200 staff, students and parents attended the MCT2 Parent Showdown Part II, where Sharonda Medina of Project Sync spoke. Staff volunteers who assisted were Sharon Williams, Jessica Holly, Jennifer Holly, Mary J. Cooksey, Theresa Lewis, Alicia Sharp, Tiffany Brantley, Kelly Randolph, Anna Larson, Georgia Kemp, Teetee Braxton, Otha Murphy, Rosie Tucker, Marita Smith, Madonna Stacker, Tommie Allen, Amy Hodges, Deana Flanagan, Becky Jabour, Victoria Thomas, Tasha Thompson, LaShonda K. Smith, Chandrea Williams, Virginia Smith and Denise T. Lewis. • Progress reports will be sent home Feb. 2 in folders.

Warren Central High • Mu Alpha Theta initiates: seniors Charli Perrier and Hannah White; juniors Katie Busby, Damien Jones, Jasmine Judge, Courtney Patrick, Naomi Short and Crystal Worley; sophomores Hunter Anderson, Will Ballard, Lindsey Barfield, Shelton Case, Cameron Chappell, Toree Danczyk, Joseph Davis, Reagan Fleming, Emily Fuller, Cameron Furey, Anthony Gibson, David Hawkins, Katie Humphries, Chandler Jennings, Claire Kendall, Jason Lee, Sallie Lin, Julia Matson, Kristen Miller, Hannah Register, Parker Rutherford, Ian Smart, Nehemiah Taylor, Mychaela Waters and Jaelyn Young. • The school’s musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” will be presented for the public at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and 5 and at 1 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets are $7. • Students caught doing something good were Hunter Rogers, Jacob Greer, April Mayfield, Johnathan Bedford and all students submitting found ID badges to Office B. • Staff Members of the Week were Connie Stockton and Erica Taylor-Wilson.

Miller, Darius Watson, Jim Battle, Kamry Parks, Brent Styles, Yasmine Sweet, Terren Carter, Shanterious Howard, Katrayla Smith, April Lynn, Mason Quimby, Willie Spratley, Lindsey Bailey, Nadia Davis, Erielle Smith, Brian Pickering, Aaliyah James, Nelly Ngei, Tyler Aborom, William Rowster and Elizabeth Setser.

Warren Junior High • Students caught being good were Derek Raney, Jay Barlow, Kayla James, Alexis Whitfield, William Luster, Dennis Lewis, Sade Taylor, Jay Davis, Andrea Carter and Myah Wright. • Family Reading Night will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school library. • John David Burns of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality spoke to seventh-grade health classes of Curtis Watkins about recycling. • Grades will be uploaded on Friday. • Spirit Day T-shirts, $12, are on sale in the library and may be worn on Fridays.

Warrenton • Right on Target award winners were Jeanette Bantugan, Tavi Edwards, Samuel Flores, Tavaria Johnson, Kasanova Hall, Christian Chandler and Michael James. Golden Apple winners were Tia Doss, Velma Wince, Shajuan Carter, Sabrina Carter and Dana Hagood. • Lakesha Perkins’ kindergartners who read 100 words on the 100th day of school were Colin Love, Taegen Thompson, LaKendric Ross, Eduardo Nunez, Kedarius Claiborne and Rakiyah Robertson. • Top Accelerated Reader classes were Heather Gordon’s third grade, Myra Grey’s second grade and Rebecca Hughes’ fourth grade. Top readers: first

grade — Michyla Redden, Michaela Franklin, Carlos Rollins, Mason Tucker and Austin Berryhill; second grade — Jonothan Nowell, Amanda Wright, Samuel Flores, Maria Bunton and Taylor Nixon; third grade — Ian Gordon, Benjamin Holmes, Kameren Batty, Jacob Cummins and Jaden Wilson; fourth grade — Andre Ranis, Williams Shelby, De’Corius Barnes, William Tankson and Danielle Phelps; fifth grade — Faith Meredith, Jon Bantugan, Destinee Shaifer, Kennedy Woodard and Joshulyn Woodard; sixth grade — Marlon Hodge, Alexis Avila, Stacy Houston, Jacob Cochran and Tyron Carter. • Kat Hilderbrand’s secondgrade GATES students created dinosaur dioramas. • Science Fair winners: Class I, chemistry — Dylan Cochran, first place; earth, space and environmental sciences — Brandi Emerle, first place; and Jacob Wren, second place; behavioral and social sciences — Ian Gordon, first place; botany — Amber Williams, first place; and J’Liyah Davis, second place; medicine and health — Taniyah Trevillion, first place; Class II, physics — Shondrea Parson, first place; Jacob Cochran, second place; Zachary Moore, third place; Destanee Pearson, fourth place; and Makenzie Lynch and Kensell Batty, honorable mention; zoology — Marlon Hodge, first place; and Brittany Ray, second place; behavioral and social sciences — Kiarra Lyons, first place; Cameron Grissom, second place; and Caleb Gibson, third place; biochemistry — Hallie Lewis, first place; Deneshia Hoard, second place; Jade Bell, third place; Branden Humphrey, fourth place; and ShunTerrance Walton and Tyron Carter, honorable mention; medicine and health — Branden Johnson, first place;

Adam Buford, second place; Jeffery Scott, third place; Ericka Tubwell, fourth place; and Brittany Cooper and Destiny Trahan, honorable mention; microbiology — Taylor Johnson, first place; Dremiya O’Neal, second place; Ashleigh Green, third place; Britasia Burks, fourth place; and Jasmine Cobbs and Jazzlyn Parker, honorable mention; botany — Danielle King, first place; Leyla Shelton, second place; Trajan Winters, third place; and Michael Sims, fourth place; chemistry — Javontae Young, first place; Will Foster, second place; Yashica Brown, third place; Julianne DeRouse, fourth place; and Christian Chandler and Dylan Wright, honorable mention; earth, space and environmental sciences — Kiera Doss, first place; Philip Beck, second place; Robert Morris, third place; Destiny Barnett, fourth place; Sarah Heister and Eric Wilson, honorable mention; engineering, computers and mathematics — Tacarie Stewart, first place; Montanna Derrington, second place; Maury Garcia, third place; Faith Meredith, fourth place; and Jayla Sims and Kenedi Howard, honorable mention.

Woodlawn • Three-year-olds counted items and discussed dangerous kitchen items as they played store. • Students caught being kind were Zach McGuffie, Sam Grimshell, Dade Brewer, Melissa Herlle, Carrie Lynn Wood and Summer Nevell. • Students pretended to be kangaroos and “fed” koalas as part of a study of the letter K. • Four-year-old class leaders were Brady Harrell, Ariell Haggan, Jack Laffaty, Siera Hearn and Chloe Barnard. Jaz Simmons, Chloe Barnard and Ticia Martinez were caught being kind.

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• Second annual Chili for Children Cook-Off — Saturday at Guaranty Bank & Trust on Cherry Street; to enter: chiliforchildren@river101.com; fees: $30 per individual group, $50 per corporate group; half proceeds go to Warren County Children’s Shelter, half to first place winner; second and third place winners to be named; samples, $5 per bowl. • Mississippi Welcome Center — Local food samples and displays through Monday; Washington Street and Interstate 20. • Vicksburg Kiwanis 17th annual Chili Feast — 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Purks Y off East Clay Street; $6 platters with chili and cheese, salad, crackers, dessert and tea for dine in; lunch delivery for 10 or more; 601-218-1754.

this week’s recipe

Shrimp Fried Rice

No box for this fried rice By The Associated Press Fried rice doesn’t have to be greasy and come in a folded cardboard box. When you’ve got the craving, make your own.

Shrimp Fried Rice 4 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced 1 cup snow peas, sliced into strips 15-ounce can baby corn, drained 2 eggs, beaten 8 ounces small cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 cups cooked white rice, chilled 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 bunch scallions, sliced In a wok or a large, deep skillet over mediumhigh, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add the snow peas and the baby corn and sauté for 1 minute. Push the ingredients to the sides of the pan, then add the eggs and stir to break up while it cooks. Add the shrimp and the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute more. Add the rice and cook until slightly browned and crispy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and the scallions. Nutrition information per serving: 357 calories; 105 calories from fat; 12 g fat; 151 mg cholesterol; 49 g carbohydrate; 16 g protein; 4 g fiber; 1,354 mg sodium.

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Happy New Year! Eat rich, eat right for holiday By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Have your luck and eat it, too. That’s the philosophy behind traditional Chinese New Year’s dishes, which are loaded with symbolic meaning auguring prosperity for the coming year. Want to live long? Eat long noodles — just be sure not to cut them. Need a bit more in the bank? Serve fish, the Chinese name for which sounds like the word for surplus. And don’t forget dumplings, which also symbolize prosperity and are traditionally eaten late on the eve of the New Year. The Year of the Rabbit starts with the big “reunion dinner” on New Year’s Eve — Feb. 2, a week from today, this year — a meal reserved for family and resonant with culinary customs. Carolyn Jung, a San Francisco Bay food writer who blogs at www.foodgal.com, remembers sitting at the table as the youngest of her family, and only girl, helping her mom fold dumplings by hand and “waiting eagerly for her to pan fry them or boil them so that we could dig in.” Chinese New Year is celebrated in many parts of the world that have sizable populations of Chinese immigrants, and other Asian cultures have similar celebrations. With so many people involved, the customs aren’t uniform, though the hope for a prosperous new year is a constant. The festival lasts 15 days, with some set aside for visiting and other rituals. It wraps up with a Lantern Festival on the final night. For Patricia Tanumihardja, who grew up in Singapore and is of Chinese and Indonesian descent, the holiday means eating pineapple tarts, which can take different forms but generally call for a luscious pineapple jam stuffed into flaky pastry. “Every year that was the one thing I wanted to eat,” says Tanumihardja, author of “The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook.” This is the time when luxury ingredients such as shrimp or abalone shine and fish is served whole to

Tomato Beef Chow Mein

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Chow down on chow mein for long life By The Associated Press

Tomato Beef Chow Mein

This recipe was handed down to Carolyn Jung by her late mother, May Jung. With its beef and tomato combination married to crispy Chinese noodles, it’s a blend of cuisines. Jung has on occasion used heirloom tomatoes, something her mother would never have done. But the dish remains true to the traditions of the Chinese-American kitchen — strong on flavor, but simple to prepare. The noodles make this a good choice for Chinese New Year, when eating long noodles is said to promote long life.

Start to finish: 1 hour 15 minutes (45 minutes active) Servings: 4 For the meat: 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain For the noodles: 1 pound fresh Chinese egg noodles 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce

For the sauce: 4 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil, divided 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 ribs celery, diagonally sliced 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced 4 large tomatoes, cored and cut into large chunks 14 1/2-ounce can stewed tomatoes 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons cornstarch, mixed with 1/2 cup cold water until dissolved See Chow, Page C2.

See Chinese, Page C2.

Year of the rabbit could bring financial luck By The Associated Press There’s more to the Chinese Zodiac than a hippety-hop into the year 4708 for people born under the sign of the rabbit. Rabbit babies are private, introverted and withdrawn. Or quietly charismatic, thoughtful and calm? It’s hard to generalize a destiny using a centuries-old

system based on natural elements, marked by fixed colors and assigned a dozen animals as they correspond to the hour, date, month and year of birth. One thing is clear, said Elizabeth VanderVen, an assistant history professor at Rutgers University in Camden, N.J., and a specialist on Chinese and eastern Asian culture. “Rabbits are considered to be especially lucky financially,” she said, noting some believe rabbits are the luckiest of all signs in the Chinese Zodiac.

That, VanderVen said, could be especially true this year because the 2011 rabbit year corresponds with the element of metal, symbolizing great wealth. This we can make easy sense of: Alex Rodriguez is a rabbit. Same for Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, Enrique Iglesias, George Orwell, Frank Sinatra, Albert Einstein and Leon Trotsky. In Vietnam, the rabbit’s not a rabbit at all but a cat, which

failed to make the top 12 in China, according to legend. The rabbit comes fourth in the zodiac’s 12-year cycle. Rabbit years include 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999 on the more international Gregorian calendar, as opposed to the luni-solar Chinese calendar that pegs 2011 as 4708. The major holiday in Asia shifts somewhat over January and February. This year it runs from Feb. 3 and always lasts for See Rabbit, Page C2.


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Chinese Continued from Page C1. symbolize plenty. Serving whole poultry also is a sign of family unity and Tanumihardja sometimes makes a whole braised duck for a holiday meal. In Singapore, a raw fish salad is served in restaurants with the ingredients kept separate on a large plate or tray. Before they eat, diners stand and toss the salad as high as they can saying auspicious words like “Every year we’ll have prosperity.” As a kid, Jung saw Chinese New Year as mostly about the food — and the red envelopes filled with crisp dollar bills that are handed out to children. She spent the money and kept the brightly decorated envelopes, keeping them neatly stowed away in a drawer. As she grew up, the holiday became more about family. These days she often makes her mom’s tomato beef chow mein, a blend of east and west cooking styles typical in Chinese-American kitchens. “I remember so many times peeking over her shoulder as she crisped up the noodles in the pan,” says Jung, who

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Fish are ready to be bought for Chinese New Year dishes at a market in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Traditional Chinese New Year dishes, including egg rolls, dumplings and sesame balls

would sneak noodles right out of the pan until she was shooed away. Jung’s mother passed away some years ago, and a lot of her recipes are gone, “but

this was one that I did get her to write down.” The recipe isn’t strictly orthodox New Year’s fare, but the noodles symbolize the traditional wish for long

life. And making a dish in memory of her mother fits Jung’s grown-up perspective on the holiday. “As I get older and the

family gets larger with significant others and kids and people moving away, it’s one of the holidays where we really make an effort to gather and to see each other

and catch up.” And those red envelopes come in handy, too. These days she fills them with crisp bills of her own and gives them away to her nieces.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 1 minute. Drain the noodles, then rinse them under cold water, then drain again. Transfer the noodles to a large bowl. Add the sesame oil and soy sauce, then toss well.

Heat two 12-inch nonstick skillets briefly over medium. Add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable or canola oil to each. When the oil is hot, add half of the noodles to each skillet. Cook, stirring often, until the noodles are crispy and lightly browned. Cover the

pans and set aside. Heat a large wok or nonstick skillet over high. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil. When the oil is hot, add the beef and stir-fry until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the steak to a bowl, cover and set aside.

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the wok. Reduce heat to medium-high, then add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Saute for several minutes, then add the fresh tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and ginger. Bring to a

boil. Slowly stir in the cornstarch mixture, then continue cooking until the sauce thickens. Add the beef, then stir in the noodles.

Chow Continued from Page C1. To marinate the meat, in a medium bowl mix together the sesame oil, soy sauce, baking soda and cornstarch. Add the steak and turn the pieces to coat evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Once the steak has marinated, prepare the noodles.

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Continued from Page C1. 15 days. The Chinese calendar not only follows the 12-year cycle but characteristics within the cycle are touched by the influences of fire, earth, metal, water and wood — each with a yin (female) form and a yang (male) form. To make leap year adjustments, the colors of white, black, green, red and brown are also assigned. This rabbit year is white

yin metal, likely making the precious metal of silver prominent, so watch for lots of silver souvenirs. “The 2011 rabbit will obtain wealth if he or she works hard and diligently,” VanderVen predicts. Her personality list for rabbits: honest, sensitive, tactful, stylish, sophisticated, virtuous and modest, but they’re also viewed as snobbish, standoffish, self-righteous,

oversensitive and a little unpredictable. Boston’s Brittany Falconer, 23, is a rabbit. Is she more Bugs than Jessica? “I can’t make a rabbit face like Jessica,” she said, “but I guess I’m somewhat rabbitlike: quiet, observant and capable of sneakiness!” Much of last year wasn’t fueled by rabbit luck for Falconer. She graduated from college in 2009 and couldn’t

land a full-time job until September. “I do think I’ve been very lucky in enjoying an uptick in complimentary drinks,” she said.

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Hoisin beef offers break from takeout By Alison Ladman For The Associated Press It doesn’t take too much effort to do better than takeout. That was our theory when we set out to improve on this classic of Chinese takeout. And we were thrilled with the results. The slightly salty noodles act as a base for a saucyspicy beef. The sauce uses hoisin and chili-garlic paste to really punch up the flavor without much effort. Chili-garlic paste and hoisin sauce are both sold jarred in the Asian or international section of most grocers. The heat in this dish is moderate, so consider easing up on the chili-garlic paste if you prefer things on the mild side.

Spicy Hoisin Beef with Ginger Soy noodles Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 6 For the noodles: Two 9-ounce packages fresh egg noodles (sold alongside

produce and tofu) 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin, 2-inch long strips 3 scallions, thinly sliced diagonally 3 tablespoons soy sauce For the beef: 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder 1 pound flank steak, cut into 1/4-inch thick strips across the grain 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons chili-garlic paste 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar Sesame seeds, to garnish To prepare the noodles, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Return the saucepan to the stove. Add the sesame oil and heat over medium-high. Add

the ginger, bell pepper and scallions. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the noodles and soy sauce and toss well. Cover and set aside. To make the beef, in a shallow bowl stir together the cornstarch and five-spice powder. Toss the steak strips into the mixture until thoroughly coated. In a deep skillet over high, heat the oil. Sauté the steak strips until crispy, browned and cooked through, turning occasionally, about 3 minutes. Drain off any excess oil. Stir in the hoisin, chili-garlic paste and rice wine vinegar. Serve the beef over the noodles. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 674 calories; 299 calories from fat (44 percent of total calories); 34 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 64 g carbohydrate; 31 g protein; 7 g fiber; 1,904 mg sodium.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” — In town for a motorcycle race, a sportswriter, Johnny Depp, and his attorney, Benicio Del Toro, engage in prolific substance abuse./7:30 on Ovation n SPORTS NBA — The San Antonio Spurs have the NBA’s best record, but face a tough road trip tonight against the Utah Jazz./8:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Chase” — Annie vows to help another American being held by Benicio Del Toro the drug cartel; Luke disagrees with Jimmy and Marco’s rogue plan for rescuing Annie./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 Joan Leslie, actress, 86; Jules Feiffer, cartoonist, 82; Scott Glenn, actor, 72; Jean Knight, singer, 68; Eddie Van Halen, rock singer-musician, 56; Ellen DeGeneres, actress-comediantalk show host, 53; Andrew Ridgeley, musician, 48; Sarah Rue, actress, 33; Michael Martin, country musician, 28. n DEATHS Bernd Eichinger — The German movie producer, director and screenplay writer who produced well-known films “The Neverending Story” and “Downfall” has died at age 61. Film production firm Constantin Film AG said in a statement Tuesday that Eichinger suffered a deadly heart attack Monday night during a dinner with family and friends in Los Angeles. One of Eichinger’s recent successful productions was “Downfall,” for which he also wrote the screenplay. The movie depicts the last days of Nazi Germany in Adolf Hitler’s bunker and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005. Edgar Tafel — A New York City architect credited with saving some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important works has died at age 98. Tafel, who was instrumental in helping save two historic interiors from a house designed by his celebrated mentor in Minnesota, died Jan. 18 at his home in lower Manhattan, said Robert Silman, a longtime friend and New York structural engineer. He was the last surviving member of the original Taliesin fellows, a community of young apprentice architects established in 1932 at Wright’s home and school in Spring Green, Wis., Silman said.

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Doc says not guilty in King of Pop’s death Michael Jackson’s doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar’s death as the case moved rapidly toward a trial that will likely be televised. “Your honor, I am an innocent man,” Dr. Conrad Murray told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor in a soft voice. “I definitely plead not guilty.” Lawyers for Murray, who is accused of giving Michael Jackson Jackson a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedatives, said they would be ready to go to trial within the 60-day statutory time limit, which would make for an unusually speedy trial. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said the prosecution would be ready to go as well for the trial he estimated would last six weeks. The judge scheduled the trial to begin March 28 and Dr. Conrad set a pretrial hearing for Feb. 7. Murray Pastor said he was inclined to allow television coverage of the trial and will hear attorneys’ views on that and other issues Feb. 7. A coroner testified that Jackson, 50, died of a propofol overdose in combination with other drugs on June 25, 2009. His death was classified as a homicide.

First actor, then candidate, now lobbyist Former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is registering as a lobbyist for a Tennessee trial lawyers group. The Tennessee Association for Justice announced Tuesday that the former U.S. senator would be joining its legislative team this session. Thompson was a lawyer and an actor before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1993. He Fred Thompson turned his back on politics after his first full term in favor of a full-time acting career in 2002, then ran unsuccessfully for president in 2008. He was best known for his role as the gruff district attorney on NBC’s “Law & Order” before leaving the show in 2007 to make his presidential bid.

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Packers tie gets Chicago man in trouble A car salesman in suburban Chicago who was fired for refusing to remove a Green Bay Packers tie says he won’t be coming back even though his former boss has relented. John Stone wore the tie to work at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn Monday, the day after the Packers beat the Chicago Bears to advance to the Super Bowl. He wore the tie to honor his late grandmother, who was a big Green Bay fan. But his boss, Jerry Roberts, said the dealership has done promotions involving the Bears. He was afraid the tie could alienate the team’s fans and make it harder to sell cars. Roberts says Stone can come back, but Stone says he won’t. He’s been offered a job at another dealership

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Many owners would pick Fido over spouse NEW YORK (AP) — Your sweetheart or your pet. Who would you choose to dump if one had to go? Most current pet owners said they would hold on to their spouse or significant other (84 percent), but a sizable 14 percent picked their pet, according to an AP-Petside.com poll. Put Sally Roland, 53, of Omaha, Neb., down in the dogfirst column. “I’m divorced, so that might explain it,” she joked. The unmarried, like Roland, are more apt to choose their pet over their mate — 25 percent among unmarried pet owners versus 8 percent among the married. Count Fidel Martinez, 30, of Akron, Ohio, as forever loyal to Killer. That’s his mix-breed, 100-pound rescue dog. “I would absolutely give up my girlfriend for him,” Martinez said. “I know it sounds insane but I’ve had numerous relationships with women. My dog has never let me down.” For the record: Martinez and Killer have been together for seven years. Martinez and his girlfriend have been together for four. The two-legged pair have no immediate plans to cohabitate, he said, but she does like the dog a lot. Women are far more apt than men to say the humanpet choice would be a tough one (40 percent among women compared with 26 percent among men). Both genders were equally likely to go with their spouse or significant other, according to the poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. There was also no difference between dog and cat owners: 35 percent of each said the

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Dave and Joan Rosenthal and their children, from left, Victor, 11, Masha, 12, and Jackie, also 12, play with their dogs, Leo, left, and Roxy at their Missouri City, Texas, home. choice would be a hard one and more than eight in 10 would choose their spouse. Urban dwellers (47 percent) are more apt to say they’d have a difficult time choosing than did suburbanites (35 percent) or rural residents (25 percent). Giving up a pet for any reason can be really tough — unless you are the owners of Princess, the canine escape artist. David Rosenthal and his family in Missouri City, Texas, were ready with what they considered an ideal fenced backyard when they welcomed the 2-year-old American Eskimo from a shelter. Then things went from pretty good to not at all. “She kept getting away,” he said. “She’d dig underneath

the fence, sneak out through every little crack. It would usually take about an hour or so to corral her.” Even worse, the 49-yearold Rosenthal discovered the hard way that the bushy sago palm plants in the backyard were poisonous to dogs (and humans, too). Princess sampled them and nearly died. Treatment cost about $2,000. “Plus she was nipping at kids,” said Rosenthal, who has three. “We were told it was friendly to kids.” So off Princess went, back to the shelter after a year. “It was sad but we knew there was already somebody there to adopt her.” The family now has two other rescue dogs. About six in 10 adults (57 percent) have had to give up a pet at some point in their

lives, with current pet owners (64 percent) a bit more likely to have done so. The most common reasons had to do with the pet’s health: 69 percent said their pet was too sick to live on, 52 percent too sick to be cared for at home. But there are other reasons as well, including about one in 10 (9 percent) who, like Rosenthal, said his animal was too dangerous to keep. One-third (34 percent) of current pet owners said it would be “extremely” or “very” difficult if they were forced to choose between a pet and a family member who became allergic. Another 20 percent would find the choice somewhat difficult and 46 percent said it would be “not too difficult” or “not difficult at all.”

‘Nice guy’ wants control over his explosive anger Dear Abby: I have an issue that has me concerned, and I need some expertise. I have a problem with anger. I don’t know what triggers it. It happens out of the blue sometimes. I have never struck out in anger toward another person, but people have witnessed my outbursts and seemed taken aback by the behavior. The instances occur every month or two. I’m a nice guy. I would bend over backward to help someone if I could. My verbal explosions contradict who I am inside. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to control my temper in these situations? — Hothead in New Jersey Dear Hothead: Anger is a normal emotion. Everyone has experienced it at one time or another. When primitive men and women were faced with a

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potential threat, they reacted instinctively with either fear or anger. It was nature’s way of enabling us to run away or fight back. Even infants display anger by screaming or holding their breath until they turn red. And we’ve all seen older children throw tantrums, holler and throw things. Whatever is causing your angry outbursts, it is important to analyze what has been triggering them. Being out of work, unable to pay one’s bills or feeling unfairly treated can arouse feelings of anger. Being

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and considered very pretty with a nice figure. I think I could be a model. About two weeks ago, my mother saw an ad in a magazine about a talent search and asked for information. Today, she received a reply. They asked me to fill out a form on my height, weight, etc., and to send a recent photograph and a check for $250. They will provide this information to companies and stores in the Chicago area. My mom wants to proceed with this agency, but my dad thinks it is a sham. What do you think? — Tonya, Chicago. Tonya: I agree with your father. Legitimate model agencies don’t operate in that fashion. Many of today’s successful models started their careers by modeling clothing in local department stores. It’s true that $250 isn’t a lot of money, but it is still a significant amount! Please read the following letter from Carly. You will find it very interesting. Dr. Wallace: Many teenage girls will do almost anything to enter the glamorous world of modeling. When I was 16, I, too, had dreams of being a top model. Everybody told me I had the looks and the shape to succeed. I contacted a legitimate model agency. Being 5 feet 2 inches tall, I was told that I was 4 inches too short. About seven months later, I was shopping at the mall when a man approached me and asked if I would like to be a model. He gave me his business card. My mother called and was told that it would take about $500 for a professional “portfolio,” but he could guarantee that I would be modeling in four months. As you can guess, I didn’t follow through. — Carly, Syracuse, N.Y. Carly: Very few models are “discovered” randomly. They become successful by dedication, proper training and talent. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

hurt emotionally by someone can cause it, too. People have been known to become angry if their beliefs or values are questioned or threatened. Low self-esteem can also cause people to feel easily threatened. Many people who suffer from chronic low selfesteem feel they must continually prove themselves. To compensate for their feelings of inadequacy, they are driven to “win every battle,” whether at sports or in an argument. People who are overly tired have been known to lash out without real provocation. Being physically ill can have the same effect. (You can break that cycle by simply explaining that you’re not feeling well and ask for patience because your temper is short at such times.) Depression, drugs and alcohol abuse have long been known to cause people to lose

control of their emotions and say — and do — things they later regret. Most of us have been trained from early childhood to suppress anger. But it is even more important to learn to express it in ways that are constructive rather than destructive. Anger can be a positive emotion if it is channeled in the right direction. Uncontrolled, it can be a killer. Now that we have become somewhat — one hopes — civilized adults, the challenge we face when something angers us is how to deal with it effectively and constructively, rather than thoughtlessly reacting.

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Reader says water ionizer helps diabetes Dear Dr. Gott: Please do some research on a company named Enagic. They are the premier manufacturer of Kangen water ionizers. I have been using this water for three years, lost 40 pounds, run faster and longer than I did at age 25, got off Plavix and simvastatin, and am now trying to reduce my diabetic numbers. I think the fact that I can drink way more water is an important thing, but the antioxidant value and the higher alkaline helps the body undo many health issues associated with acidosis. I am not a quack. I was CEO of a financial institution for 27 years, and nowhere in this career did anyone mention how important alkaline is. So far, my weight loss and the 10 miles of running I do have not produced many results. I’m looking at a genetic test to see what might work for my genetic makeup. Your comments? Dear Reader: I don’t in any way doubt your intelligence regarding water, nor would I have a negative statement for the CEO of a financial institution or anyone else, for that matter. However, you asked me to do some research, so I did. According to Multi Level Marketing, an Enagic water ionizer costs about $4,000. A comparable unit can be purchased from other companies at a substantially lower price. None of the companies is backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A water filter with some simple natural additions to the water will provide the same benefits at a more potent level for far less money. Kangen water is alkaline, ionized water. The unit contains a filter and ionizing chamber similar to all others. The quality of Kangen or alkaline water is measured by how acidic or alkaline water becomes (pH) and by how much ionization occurs. There is much debate over whether ionized water provides genuine health benefits. Enagic distributes water ionizers via network marketing, meaning that people who use the product can receive commissions and generate income. There are some reports detailing the benefits for intestinal and digestive issues, but some Enagic distributors claim sensational results. Have your water tested by a reputable firm. Determine whether it is potable. Visit your family physician for a complete examination and for laboratory testing to determine whether you are at risk for diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, anemia, thyroid disorders or other health concerns. You are certainly doing something right, and if you believe a Kangen water ionizer has played a role, then stay the course.

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

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Material objectives can be achieved, but perhaps not in the manner you had initially envisioned. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A great deal should be able to be accomplished, provided you keep your priorities in proper perspective. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Do not hold back from doing something nice for a person you just met, even though you know little about him/her. It will pay off in this individual thinking quite well of you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It should be no surprise that when you carefully study something, your judgment regarding it will be sound. Conversely, when you act out of impulsiveness, the opposite could be true. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Listen attentively to the ideas of your co-workers, but don’t discount what you think. Your concepts are likely to be a bit more clever than those of your cohorts. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — When it comes to anything important, it is imperative that you do not allow your emotions to govern your thinking or behavior. Go out of your way to be logical, rational and cool at all times. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An action that you feel could benefit your family as well as implement a change you’ve been desirous of making should be executed, even if everybody isn’t in accord. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Do not allow wishful thinking to color your decision-making. Once you assess all of the facts realistically, put them to work for you by using them as your starting point. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There are some indications that when it comes to the management of your funds, you could be a bit lax. Be careful that what you so ingeniously made isn’t wasted on

rash spending. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Instead of expecting everybody to do things for you, it would tremendously enhance your feelings of self-worth if you put yourself out to do what you can for others. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be so quick to give up on something that you

are unable to pull off on your first try. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Some of your high-flying friends might try to draw you into participating in an activity that you can ill afford. They won’t think less of you if you let them know that you can’t muster the scratch.

01. Legals LEGAL AD INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PRODUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren Schools up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., February 17, 2011 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on Section 16, Township 14 North, Range 1 East Section 16, Township 14 North, Range 3 East Section 16, Township 15 North, Range 4 East Section 16, Township 15 North, Range 3 East Section 16, Township 17 North, Range 5 East Warren County, Mississippi. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the material for sale, conditions of sale and submission of bids should be obtained from Tommy Walker, Mississippi Forestry Commission Office, Vicksburg, Mississippi, phone number 601-927-9383. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Publish: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on July 5, 2005, Stephanie C. Jones an unmarried person, executed a certain deed of trust to Ellis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd., 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 1541 at Page 234; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverHome Mortgage Company by instrument dated October 16, 2007 and recorded in Book 1466 at Page 367 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverHome Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 19, 2007 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1466 at Page 369; 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, EverHome Mortgage Company, 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 9, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 7 Greenbriar Subdivision as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 18 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 13th day of January, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 203 Greenbriar Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 07-0929GW Publish: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2(3t)

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01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 21, 2002, Willie Pinkins, an unmarried man, Monica Davis, an unmarried woman, executed a certain deed of trust to Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for the benefit of Long Beach Mortgage Company which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1315 at Page 163, and corrected by Chancery Cause No. 2007-300GN recorded in Book 1492 at Page 438; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to U.S. Bank, N.A., a successor trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (formerly known as First Union National Bank) as trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-4, by instrument dated February 4, 2007 and recorded in Book 1440 at Page 303 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank, N.A., a Successor Trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (formerly known as First Union National Bank) as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-4 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated December 21, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1518 at Page 12; 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, U.S. Bank, N.A., a Successor Trustee to Wachovia Bank, N.A. (formerly known as First Union National Bank) as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-4, 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 9, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of that certain Lot or Parcel of Land lying and being situated in Part of Irregular Section 20 and 21, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at an iron rod found (destroyed) marking the Northeast Corner of the Lot 107 of the J. H. Short subdivision of Laurel and Cedar Hill same being the Northeast Corner of that certain 31.25 acre tract conveyed to B. P. Buford in Deed Book 1006 at page 203 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run S 30 degrees 08' 31" W, 666.83 feet to a Point in the centerline of Blue Creek Drive; thence run

01. Legals along said centerline as follows: N 59 degrees 14' W, 429.0 feet; thence run N 57 degrees 58' 30" W, 138.16 feet; thence N 60 degrees 54' W, 113.36 feet; thence run N 62 degrees 06' 05" W, 98.29 feet; thence N 66 degrees 19' 40" W, 108.80 feet thence run N 85 degrees 58' 20" W, 9.37 feet; thence run S 86 degrees 31' 05" W, 18.47 feet; thence run N 76 degrees 43' W, 32.03 feet; thence run N 64 degrees 27' 40" W, 178.86 feet; thence run N 65 degrees 58' 27" W, 84.70 feet to a Point in the centerline of Blue Creek Drive, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue N 65 degrees 58 minutes 27 seconds W, along centerline of said Drive, 85.04 feet; thence leaving the centerline of said Drive run N 28 degrees 00 Minutes E, 167.00 feet to an iron rod; thence run S 65 degrees 58 minutes 27 seconds E, 85.04 feet to an iron rod; thence run S 28 degrees 00 minutes W, 167.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.325 acres. TOGETHER WITH: that certain Perpetual, non-exclusive Easement, to be used in common, for the Purpose of a Roadway, and, for the installation and Maintenance of Power Lines, Water Lines Utilities, over and across that certain Fifty (50) foot wide strip of land being further described as Commencing a the Northeast Corner of the B. P. Bifford's 31.25 acre tract and run S 30 degrees 08' 31" W, 666.83 feet to a POINT in the centerline of Blue Creek Drive and the POINT OF BEGINNING OF EASEMENT; thence run 25 feet either side of centerline running N 59 degrees 14' W, 429.0 feet; thence run N 57 degrees 58' 30" W, 138.16 feet; thence run N 60 degrees 54' W, 113.36 feet; thence run N 62 degrees 06' 05" W, 98.39 feet; thence run N 66 degrees 19' 40" W, 108.80 feet; thence run N 85 degrees 58' 20" W 9.37 feet; thence run S 86 degrees 31' 05" W, 18.47 feet; thence run N 76 degrees 43' W, 32.03 feet; thence run N 64 degrees 27' 40" W, 178.86 feet; thence run N 65 degrees 58' 27" W, 344.02 feet to THE END OF EASEMENT. TOGETHER WITH a manufactured home more particularly described as a 2002 Cappaert, Serial No. CHVM18751AB I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE

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01. Legals on this 12th day of January, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 186 Bluecreek Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001684GW Publish: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH FRANKLIN ROBISON CIVIL ACTION # 2010-131pr EXECUTRIX'S NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, deceased, were granted to Shirley Mae Robison, Executrix of the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, deceased, by Order of the Chancery Court of Warren County Mississippi, on the 3rd day of December, 2010, and all persons having claims against said Estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; otherwise, said claims will be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of December, 2010. Shirley Mae Robison, Executrix Of the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, Deceased /s/ Shirley Mae Robison SHIRLEY MAE ROBISON Patrick Rand, Esq. 300 Maxey Drive Brandon, Ms. 39042 Telephone: 601-331-2197 Fax: 601-824-9864 Ms. Bar # 9884 Publish: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 27, 2005, Albert Williams and Carla Williams, executed a certain deed of trust to Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee for the benefit of MERS, Inc. as nominee for Homecomings Financial Network, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, State of Mississippi in Book 1533 at Page 313; and WHEREAS, said deed

07. Help Wanted

NEEDED!!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER Must be computer literate Medicaid/Medicare billing experience required. Must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820485 Vicksburg, MS 39182

07. Help Wanted

Goody’s Goody’s has employment opportunities in the Vicksburg area! With more than 70 years of retail success, we offer brand-name apparel and high-quality professional opportunities. We’re seeking energetic retail professional with excellent organizational skills to maximize sales performance and customer satisfaction through effective merchandise presentation and outstanding customer service.

STORE MANAGEMENT We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package including 401K and a 20% storewide discount. We will be accepting resumes at our Mandeville Stage location.

Stage Attn: Sonia Hassler 1882 N Causeway Blvd. Mandeville, LA 70471 Or Email Sonia Hassler at shassler@stagestores.com

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Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package.

Adams County Correctional Center 20 Hobo Fork Rd. Natchez, Mississippi 39121

Academic Instructor Administrative Clerk Assistant Shift Supervisor Correctional Officer Senior Correctional Officer Shift Supervisor Library Aide Administrative Clerk P/T

Commissary Supervisor Clinical Supervisor Correctional Counselor Instructor Supervisor Psychologist Vocational Instructor - Masonry Case Manager

Qualifications: High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Must complete pre-service training, must be able to successfully complete a full background check. A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age. To apply for this position please complete an Online Application at www.correctionscorp.com, or apply at your local Mississippi Unemployment Office. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.


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1003 Newit Vick Very spacious updated home with an updated kitchen, large masterbedroom, formal dining and living rooms, den and a large fenced in backyard. Call Kim for your private showing today.

Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880

Cute home in quiet neighborhood. Plenty of space, home has finished basement. Beautiful dining room with windows overlooking wooded backyard. Additional square footage of 1007-which is not included in the APX GLA/SQFT of 1661, so you actually have a total of 2668 sq ft. In the additional area you have 2 bedrooms, bath , den, laundry.

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 27, 2005, Albert Williams and Carla hWilliams, executed a Wit deed of trust to certain Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee for the benefit of MERS, Inc. as nominee for Homecomings Home for Sale? Show it to the world at Financial Network, Inc., which deed www.homesofvicksburg.com of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, State of Mississippi in Book 1533 at Page 313; and WHEREAS, said deed Runaway of trust was transferred and Are you 12 to 17? assigned to U.S. Bank Alone? Scared? National Association as Trustee and dated February Call 601-634-0640 any28, 2006 and recorded in time or 1-800-793-8266 Book 1412, Page 585, and We can help! WHEREAS, said deed of One child, trust was transferred and one day at a time. assigned to QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, TAX REFUND TIME LLC, by instrument dated IS NEAR! November 16, 2009 and FAST IRS recorded in Book 1504, Page ELECTRONIC FILING, 462 and WHEREAS, LET WWISCAA DO IT! QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL FREE! CAPITAL III, LLC has Begins January heretofore substituted Kent 18th, 2011, D. McPhail as Trustee by Monday- Friday, instrument dated August 19, 10am to 7pm. 2010 and recorded in the Saturday's by aforesaid Chancery Clerk's appointment. Office in Book 1516 at Page Call 601-638-2474. 407; and WHEREAS, default 2022 Cherry Street, having been made in the Vicksburg, MS 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, QUADRANT RESIFOUND MEDIUM SIZE DENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC, dog! Bovina Grocery area. the legal holder of said Tan and brown stripped indebtedness, having with white neck. requested the undersigned 601-868-1422 Substituted Trustee to LOST A DOG? execute the trust and sell Found a cat? Let The said land and property in Vicksburg Post help! accordance with the terms of Run a FREE 3 day ad! said deed of trust and for the 601-636-SELL or e-mail purpose of raising the sums classifieds@vicksburg due thereunder, together post.com with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kent READ THE D. McPhail, Substituted CLASSIFIEDS Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 11, 2011 DAILY! 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 Front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot Two (2) of Broadmoor Subdivision, being a resurvey of Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4) of Broadmoor Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in Book 352 at Page 82 of the land records in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Kent D. McPhail SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Dumas & McPhail 126 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 438-2333 Publish: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 (4t)

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LOST BROWN MALE BOXER Male Boxer dog brown with white chest -goes by the name Sargent. Has on a leather spiked collar and a black shock collar. Last seen around the Military Park. If found please call 601-4156342 or 601-415-6341 Cash reward if found

LOST OR STOLEN Yellow and White Walker Hound. Yokena/ Big Black area. 601-636-4354

LOST! 1951 UNIVERSITY OF Mississippi class ring. Gold with red stone and initials MJC inside. Reward! 601638-4784.

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LOST! CAT, MISSING SINCE January 17 from Columbus Road, Hwy. 80. 10 month old female orange Tabby, recently spayed. Reward offered. 601-415-3656

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

LOST! Children's pet mistakenly taken to and adopted from animal shelter December 21st, yellow Labrador, 3 years old, answers to Belvadere. Will reimburse adoption fee and expenses incurred. 601-415-3840.

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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. EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBERS and Jarraff operators. West Tree Service needs full time experienced tree climbers and Jarraff operators. Top pay, plus benefits. All applicants must have a clean MVR and pass a drug screen. Great opportunity for qualified candidates. Call 318-355-6672 for more details.

Ethanol Processing Opportunities Bunge- Ergon Vicksburg, LLC a joint venture between Bunge North America and Ergon, Inc. has the following technical openings at its ethanol facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This is an ideal opportunity to get involved with a facility dedicated to the production of a renewable fuel.

02. Public Service FREE TO GOOD home. 8week old Kittens. 4 females;3 gray and white, Look Siamese. Bring pet carrier. 601-618-0877. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices BIG WHEELIE SKATING RINK. Family Night every Friday. Ages 8-12. Parents welcome to stay. Come skate with us! “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 ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

Instrumentation/Electrical Technician – This person will possess the knowledge and skills for testing, repairing and maintenance on 120 volt to 13,800 volt electrical systems, variable frequency drives, instrument control loops, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS). The responsibilities will include the installation and repairing of electrical equipment, electro-mechanical, pneumatic and electronic instrumentation equipment, and troubleshooting of PLC and DCS systems in a manufacturing environment.

Candidate must be a High School Graduate (or GED equivalent) and have a technical certificate in electrical or instrumentation with two to five years of experience in an industrial plant. Requirements will include knowledge of work methods, instrumentation theory, reading schematics & instrumentation loop diagrams, use of test meters for checking electrical systems and instrumentation loops and control valve repair work. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: bna.bev.vks@bunge.com Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC, is and Equal Opportunity Employer

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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Located close to WES. Large yard with 2 workshops, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with an office, Dining Room and large Living Room. Hardwood Floors, large Corner Lot with 2 carports and Storm Cellar. Call Judy at 601-618-3227.

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07. Help Wanted DRIVER NEEDED MUST have CDL, DOT physical, drug screening, Contact 601-307-7336. HAIR STYLISTS WITH clientele needed. Call 601218-2749 for more information.

        

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

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14. Pets & Livestock ACTIVE PRETTY SHIH TZU puppies. Small size, 6 weeks, Shots/Wormed. CPR registered. Delhi 318282-0437, 318-680-2100.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK Batesville Casket Company’s Vicksburg manufacturing operation is seeking an experienced Accounting Clerk. Duties will include accounts payable, purchase order reconciliation, and processing basic accounting and inventory records. Successful candidates should have an Associates Degree in Accounting or related field, at least three years accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment, and a thorough knowledge of computers, especially Excel. Excellent salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates should forward resumes with salary history via fax (601) 630-8163 or email to: dale.ulbrich@batesville.com An Equal Opportunity Employer

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29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. Plus 3 bedroom duplex- $450, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290. BEST DEAL IN Downtown Vicksburg 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for more information. 601-638-1746.

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601-415-8735 14. Pets & Livestock AKC MALE GERMAN Shepherd puppy. $300 601-529-9590. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

  

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale OAK FIREWOOD. PICK up or delivery. 601-631-4002.

LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. www.msauctionservice.com WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. OAK FIREWOOD FOR SALE. DELIVERY AVAILABLE. 601-630-7085.

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MOCHA MICROSUEDE COUCH and oversized chair, coffee table, 2 end tables, dinette table with 4 chairs, bedroom suite with mattresses, dresser, chest, 27 inch TV. Package deal. $1,500. Call 601-636-7087.

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

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601-638-0102 1-2 BEDROOM apartments for lease. Central HVAC, off-street parking, no smoking, references/ deposit required. Starting at $475/mo. Private. 601-638-9876. CANNON GATE APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, washer/ dryer connections, AVAILABLE NOW. 601-634-8422.

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Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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28. Furnished Apartments

LARGE OLDER HOME, 3 bedroom 2 bath, fenced back and front yard, close to town $995 a month. 601-831-4506. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506. RENT TO OWN. Section 8, 2 Bedroom, 1 bath, laundry room, basement. $525 monthly, deposit required. Completely remodeled. 601218-2729 or 601-218-2874.

2814 Eagle Lake Shore Large pier, 3BR/2.5BA, wood floors, fireplace, french doors, 5 yrs. old, $179,900. Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, www.lakehouse.com, McMillin Real Estate.

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

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33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale 100 REBEL DRIVE, Silver Creek Subdivision. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2375 sq ft, living/ dining and family rooms, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, deck, 2 car garage. $209,400. 601-631-0432.

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

McMillin Real Estate

REDUCED--Warren Central area great 4 br, 2 ba home on approx 1 acre. Updated with ceramic in kitchen and baths, new carpet in bedrooms, new wood laminate in large den. Includes 12x20 wired workshop. For more information or appt. call 601-415-3022.

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COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

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06 KAWASAKI NINJA 1000. Beautiful black with lots of chrome 16,000 miles$7,000 ask for Greg 601-218-4905.

40. Cars & Trucks 1977 CHEVROLET 4X4. New motor and transmission. Rebuilt throughout with winch. $2,500, 601-638-3997. 1978 FORD F150 2 wheel drive, single cab, long bed, re built 460 Ci, C6, new paint. Over $25,000 invested. Must see. $8,000. 318-372-1829 1993 FORD F-150. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601638-1252. Dealer. 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4 Wheel Drive, Regular Cab, 217,000 miles. $2700 Cash (601) 529-1740

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2005 BLACK MAXIMA, Sunroof, Very Clean. $10,800 firm. Includes Warranty. 601-630-5727, 601-636-2458. Leave message 2005 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2006 TRAIL BLAZER LS. 96,000 miles, great condition. $10,000. 601-2180755, 601-638-4419. 2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE 1500 LT. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-6381252. Dealer. 2007 DODGE NITRO. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601638-1252. Dealer. 2007 HONDA PILOT EXL. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer. 2010 CHEVROLET HHR LT. Call Leigh Ann McManus at 601-638-1252. Dealer.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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2000 DODGE RAM 2500. 5-speed, good condition. Good work truck, great for towing. $3500 or best offer. 601-638-8077.

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601-638-2231 2 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACES . Great location. Utilities and janitorial included. $550/ $900 month. 601-638-4050.

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

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LARGE 1 BEDROOM, newly remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. Deposit required. 601-883-1924.

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

prep soccer

Jaguars blank Gators, 3-0 Lady Flashes advance, By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

RCR aims for Johnson Richard Childress Racing aims to stop Jimmie Johnson’s title run/D3

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL Vicksburg at Clinton Friday, 6 p.m.

Warren Central at Greenville-Weston Friday, 6 p.m.

On TV 8:30 p.m. ESPN - The San Antonio Spurs have the NBA’s best record, but face a tough road trip tonight against the Utah Jazz

Who’s hot CORDELL VALENTINE Hinds Community College and former Warren Central wide receiver will sign with Tarleton State (Texas) University.

SIDELINES

Welker regrets foot comments

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker says he regrets comments he made referring to footfetish reports involving New York Jets coach Rex Ryan. “Yeah, sure I do,” he told the Boston Herald, according to a report on the newspaper’s website Tuesday. The Herald said Welker expressed his regret at an airport in San Francisco while awaiting his flight to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl on Sunday. At a news conference on Jan. 13, three days before the Jets beat the Patriots 28-21 in a divisional playoff game, Welker made about a dozen references to toes and feet, a not-so-subtle dig at Ryan. Patriots coach Bill Belichick benched Welker for the first offensive series of that game. In the week before the game, the Jets’ Antonio Cromartie used an expletive in referring to the Patriots’ Tom Brady. Welker told the Herald that it’s sometimes tough to keep from responding to opponents’ remarks. “It’s not always easy to keep a lid on it,” he said, “but, at the same time, there’s a greater goal, and that’s winning the game and playing good football. That’s what matters. “

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-6-2 La. Pick 4: 1-1-6-6 Weekly results: D2

MADISON — Madison Central finished the second half the same way it started — with a goal and a celebration. Marcus Epps scored a minute into the second half to break a scoreless tie, and Connor Sutherland scored just before the final whistle to give Madison a 3-0 playoff victory over Vicksburg on Tuesday night. The goals bookended a dominant second half in which the Jaguars outshot VHS 7-2 and seized control of the game. “They were playing defensively, and they did a very good job of it. Especially in the first half. I thought we brought a lot more pressure in the second half,” said Madison Central coach Jay Harri-

son, a Vicksburg native. “When you’re playing a defensive game and you get down, you have to try Taylor and get a Brocato goal and it opens things up.” Madison Central (18-2-2) advanced to a second-round Class 6A playoff game against either Horn Lake or Starkville on Saturday. Vicksburg’s season ends with a 9-10-3 record, and it heads into the 2011-12 campaign looking to replace seven senior starters. “Losing eight seniors, seven starters, you’ve got to take what you get,” Vicksburg coach Jason Bennett said. “A bunch of our young guys got

a lot of experience this year. It’s another year of older under their belt that they’ve had to mature.” Vicksburg was without two starters and played conservatively in the first half in an effort to keep Tuesday’s game close. The Gators limited Madison to just five shots in the first half while generating a few opportunities themselves, and went into halftime tied at 0. It took less than a minute for that to change. Epps took a shot from the left side that was slowed by Vicksburg keeper Taylor Brocato, but not stopped entirely. The ball went off his hands and into the net behind him for a soft goal that gave Madison a 1-0 lead. Brocato made nine saves, See VHS, Page D3.

St. Aloysius boys fall From staff reports St. Aloysius started what it hopes will be a lengthy playoff run with an impressive first step. Haylee Prescott scored two goals, and Nicole Hayward and Riley Griffith had one apiece as the Lady Flashes beat Philadelphia 4-1 in a first-round Class 1A-2A-3A game Tuesday night. St. Al (9-9-1) will host either South Pontotoc or Winona in a second-round game on Saturday. South Pontotoc and Winona play Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in a game delayed by wintry weather. “It feels really good. Survive and advance,” St. Al coach Suzie Channell said.

Hayward gave St. Al (9-9-1) the lead 14 with her goal 14 minutes into the first half. Despite numerous Haylee opportuniPrescott ties, the Lady Flashes didn’t add to it until Prescott scored early in the second half. Prescott added another goal and Griffith put in the final one as St. Al outshot Philadelphia 17-7. Griffith had two assists, while Hayward had one. “We had tons and tons of shots in the first half and we See St. Al, Page D3.

prep basketball

Warren Gators switch into high gear Central Vicksburg bench comes up huge against Natchez shut out by Jags By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

For one of the few times this season, a team tried to force an up-tempo pace on the Vicksburg Gators. The Natchez plan did not work out too well as the Gators put four starters into double figures by the third quarter in an 81-51 rout Tuesday night. Vicksburg’s bench got to see some extended time playing all of the fourth quarter. Six reserves scored, including the football team’s massive offensive tackle Norman Price, who scored a career-best six points in the final two minutes. Gators coach Dellie C. Robinson was glad to see the bench maintain the advantage. “Any time you can let your bench guys play a whole quarter, I’m happy about it,” Robinson said. “Those guys come to practice every day and it’s great they can get to play. I thought they played real well. (Cameron) Cooksey hit a 3-pointer and big Norman got to score some.” It was the work of Vicksburg’s starting five that made it possible for the reserves to enjoy their time. The Gators (19-3) came out and hit 11 of their first 16 shots in the opening quarter. All five players scored, led by Willie Gibbs, who drained three 3-pointers while Mychal Ammons had eight points. When there were misses, Kienta Ross and Josh Gaskin finished them via putbacks. “We came out strong,” Robinson said. “Pancho (Gibbs) hit some threes and Mike dominated inside. When we have that, we’re good.” Down 29-5, Natchez (5-11) went to a full-court press and got their offense going. The Bulldogs scored the first seven points of the second quarter to pull within 17 at 29-12. The Gators made an adjustment to their press offense and led 43-24 at the half. “This is the first team to really press us and it allowed us to run,” Robinson said. That’s what the Gators did in the second half. Ammons had four baskets, all dunks.

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High forward Josh Gaskin blocks a shot from Natchez High’s DeArius Griffin during Tuesday’s game. Vicksburg won 81-51. His two-handed slam, followed by a one-hander and another, off a backdoor feed from Ross, put the Gators up 54-27 with 4:27 left in the third quarter. “We wanted to run,” Ammons said. “I feel like I had an off night, but it was good to see the other guys score.” Ammons had 18 points but only four rebounds. Gibbs had 15 points, all in the first half. Ross had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Gaskin had 10 points and six boards. The two Vicksburg point guards, Dominique Brown and Rashad Gaines, combined for 11 assists. Darren Johnson led Natchez with 17 points.

(G) Natchez 54, Vicksburg 44 An outstanding individual effort by Vicksburg’s Donyeah Mayfield was not enough to beat Natchez Tuesday night. The Missy Gator senior scored 29 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, but Natchez got the win to improve to 16-5. Vicksburg has dropped three of its last four games to fall to 10-10. Mayfield scored all 14 of Vicksburg’s points in the opening quarter to stake a 14-8 lead. The second quarter was a disaster, as the Missy Gators turned the ball over 11 times and made just one of 11 shots. Natchez got baskets from four different

players to outscore VHS 16-4 in the quarter to take a 24-18 lead. Despite eight points from Mayfield, Natchez extended the lead, 39-31, after three quarters. Missy Gator guard Shanequa Hill had a breakaway layup off a stolen inbounds pass, but missed the shot that prevented VHS from pulling within six. Natchez bounced the lead back to 13 points and the Missy Gators could come no closer than eight. Mayfield made nine field goals, was 11 of 15 from the line and also had four steals. Ashley Minor led Natchez with 16 points while Keyana Miller and Jacqurina Miller had 11 each.

MADISON — Heading into Tuesday’s playoff game against Madison Central, Warren Central’s players and coaches knew they had a tough task ahead of them. They gave a valiant effort anyway, but the Lady Jags were just too tough. Too talented. Too good. Hailey Brohaugh scored three goals, Marion Crowder tallied another, and Madison Central held the Lady Vikes without a shot in a 4-0 victory in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. “I can’t take anything away from the way we played tonight. We did our scouting report and it worked at times. Their experience and skill showed,” WC coach Trey Banks said. “We believed we could come in and give them a game and pull the upset. It just wasn’t tonight.” Warren Central’s best offensive push came in the opening minutes. After taking the opening kickoff down the field, it held the ball in Madison’s end for about three minutes but didn’t manage to put a shot on goal. It rarely pushed the ball past midfield the rest of the game as Madison’s skill and speed took over. Crowder broke a scoreless tie with a rebound goal in the 25th minute, and Brohaugh’s first goal in the 34th gave the Lady Jags (17-2-2) a 2-0 lead. Brohaugh added two more goals in the second half, off a corner from Nicole McKissack at the 11-minute mark and unassisted in the 34th minute, for the 4-0 final. Madison Central outshot WC 21-0 in the game. “Overall, I don’t think we played a bad game. The goals they scored, they earned. All four goals were just good, well-placed shots,” Banks said. “They’re a good finishing team and you can’t give that type of team those opportunities.” Warren Central finished the season with a 10-11-3 record, but there’s plenty of reason to be optimistic about the future. Forward See WC, Page D3.


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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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prep basketball Tallulah Academy rips visiting Tensas Academy Tallulah Academy’s Allie Kate Gossett had her second 20-plus point outing, a 27-point effort, in as many days to pace a 70-38 rout of visiting Tenas Academy on Tuesday. Megan Givens added 23 for the Lady Trojans (18-8). On Monday, Tallulah demolished Briarfield, 66-28, behind 20 points from Gossett and 17 from Givens. Kathleen Oliver added 14 points.

AUTO RACING ESPN signs Rusty Wallace through 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ESPN and Rusty Wallace have agreed to a contract extension. Wallace is the lead studio analyst for ESPN’s NASCAR coverage. His new contract runs through the 2014 season. Wallace joined ESPN after retiring from driving following the 2005 season. He won 55 races and was the 1989 NASCAR champion. Wallace also contributes NASCAR analysis to SportsCenter, First Take and ESPNEWS. He also announces from the booth during select Nationwide Series races.

New Ferrari car named F150 for Italy’s anniversary MARANELLO, Italy — Ferrari’s new Formula One car that will be unveiled Friday will be called the F150 in honor of the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. The Italian flag will be featured prominently on the cars driven by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.

NFL Vick gets first post-prison endorsement contract PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick has signed his first endorsement contract since his release from prison. The Philadelphia Eagles’ Pro Bowl quarterback inked a two-year contract with Unequal Technologies, a provider of the football pads Vick wore last season. The deal will be announced on Thursday. Chief executive officer Rob Vito says Vick is the company’s first corporate spokesman.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 26 1913 — Jim Thorpe gives up his track medals from the 1912 Olympic games after being ruled a professional. He had been paid $25 for playing in a semipro baseball game. 1991 — Houston guard Vernon Maxwell joins Wilt Chamberlain, David Thompson and George Gervin as the only players in NBA history to score 30 points or more in a quarter. Maxwell scores 30 of his career-high 51 points in the fourth period to help Houston beat Cleveland 103-97. 1997 — The Green Bay Packers, behind big plays, beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in the Super Bowl. Brett Favre finds Andre Rison for a 54-yard touchdown on the Packers’ second offensive play, then throws an 81-yard TD pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter. Desmond Howard, the first special teams MVP, scores on a 99-yard kickoff return to put away the Patriots. 2002 — Jennifer Capriati produced the greatest comeback in a Grand Slam final to overcome Martina Hingis and defend her Australian Open title. Capriati saved four match points before clinching a 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 victory over Hingis.

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5-11 0-0 10, Williams 8-13 0-1 17, Bell 1-7 0-0 2, Okur 1-4 0-0 3, Kirilenko 3-10 2-2 9, Watson 1-5 0-0 3, Price 0-3 4-4 4, Hayward 2-5 1-2 5, Elson 1-1 1-2 3, Evans 5-6 0-0 10. Totals 36-86 13-17 91. L.A. LAKERS (120) Artest 2-5 2-2 7, Gasol 9-13 2-4 20, Bynum 6-9 7-8 19, Fisher 2-3 2-2 8, Bryant 7-11 7-8 21, Odom 7-8 1-1 17, Blake 2-4 0-0 5, Brown 4-10 1-2 9, Walton 4-4 0-0 9, Ebanks 1-3 2-2 5, Caracter 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-71 24-29 120. Utah 22 16 27 26 — 91 L.A. Lakers 37 29 27 27 — 120 3-Point Goals—Utah 6-16 (Miles 2-4, Watson 1-1, Okur 1-1, Williams 1-2, Kirilenko 1-2, Hayward 0-1, Price 0-1, Bell 0-4), L.A. Lakers 8-18 (Fisher 2-2, Odom 2-3, Walton 1-1, Blake 1-2, Ebanks 1-2, Artest 1-4, Brown 0-2, Bryant 0-2). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Utah 38 (Jefferson 9), L.A. Lakers 48 (Bynum 11). Assists—Utah 29 (Williams 8), L.A. Lakers 34 (Bryant 6). Total Fouls—Utah 22, L.A. Lakers 17. Technicals—Bell, Williams, Utah Bench. A—18,997 (18,997).

NFL Playoffs Wild-card Round

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

Divisional Playoffs

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

Conference Championships

Jan. 23 Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19

Pro Bowl

BOBCATS 94, KINGS 89

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

Super Bowl XLV

Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay, 5:30 p.m. (Fox)

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................34 New York.......................23 Philadelphia...................19 New Jersey...................13 Toronto..........................13

L 10 21 25 32 32

Pct GB .773 — .523 11 .432 15 .289 21 1/2 .289 21 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................31 Atlanta...........................29 Orlando..........................29 Charlotte........................18 Washington....................13

L 13 16 16 25 31

Central Division

W Chicago.........................31 Indiana...........................16 Milwaukee......................16 Detroit............................17 Cleveland.......................8

L 14 25 26 28 37

Pct GB .705 — .644 2 1/2 .644 2 1/2 .419 12 1/2 .295 18 Pct GB .689 — .390 13 .381 13 1/2 .378 14 .178 23

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W San Antonio...................38 Dallas.............................29 New Orleans.................30 Memphis........................22 Houston.........................21

L 7 15 16 23 25

Pct GB .844 — .659 8 1/2 .652 8 1/2 .489 16 .457 17 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............28 Utah...............................27 Denver...........................26 Portland.........................25 Minnesota......................10

L 16 18 18 21 34

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................33 Phoenix..........................20 Golden State.................19 L.A. Clippers..................17 Sacramento...................10

L 13 23 25 27 33

Pct .636 .600 .591 .543 .227

GB — 1 1/2 2 4 18

Pct GB .717 — .465 11 1/2 .432 13 .386 15 .233 21 1/2

Tuesday’s Games Denver 120, Washington 109 Boston 112, Cleveland 95 Dallas 112, L.A. Clippers 105 Charlotte 94, Sacramento 89 L.A. Lakers 120, Utah 91 Today’s Games Orlando at Indiana, 6 p.m. Memphis at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Denver at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

NBA LEADERS

FGA 333 345 294 576 496 318 535 285 398 414

PCT .640 .588 .582 .571 .571 .569 .566 .554 .550 .541

Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Love, MIN........................ 44 217 470 687 15.6 Howard, ORL.................. 43 163 411 574 13.3 Randolph, MEM.............. 41 190 346 536 13.1 Griffin, LAC...................... 43 166 389 555 12.9 Gasol, LAL...................... 45 159 319 478 10.6 Okafor, NOR................... 46 143 335 478 10.4 Horford, ATL.................... 43 108 309 417 9.7 Odom, LAL...................... 45 102 328 430 9.6 Duncan, SAN.................. 45 116 313 429 9.5 Humphries, NJN.............. 45 123 302 425 9.4 Assists G Rondo, BOS................................ 32 Nash, PHX.................................. 41 Paul, NOR................................... 46 Williams, UTA.............................. 44 Wall, WAS................................... 31 Felton, NYK................................. 44 Calderon, TOR............................ 38 Kidd, DAL.................................... 43 Westbrook, OKC......................... 44 Rose, CHI.................................... 44

AST AVG 416 13.0 446 10.9 440 9.6 417 9.5 286 9.2 391 8.9 321 8.4 360 8.4 368 8.4 355 8.1

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LAKERS 120, JAZZ 91

MAVERICKS 112, CLIPPERS 105

L.A. CLIPPERS (105) Gomes 6-8 0-0 14, Griffin 7-16 8-14 22, Jordan 2-3 1-3 5, Davis 8-15 1-2 21, Foye 5-9 3-3 15, Bledsoe 1-2 1-3 3, Aminu 2-3 1-1 6, R.Butler 1-4 0-0 2, Diogu 3-4 2-2 8, Cook 4-6 0-0 9. Totals 39-70 17-28 105. DALLAS (112) Pavlovic 0-1 0-0 0, Nowitzki 6-15 6-8 20, Chandler 5-5 11-11 21, Kidd 0-4 1-1 1, Stevenson 2-6 2-2 7, Terry 11-22 2-2 28, Marion 4-7 2-2 10, Barea 9-12 4-4 25, Haywood 0-1 0-0 0, Mahinmi 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 28-30 112. L.A. Clippers 33 29 16 27 — 105 Dallas 25 29 27 31 — 112 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 10-20 (Davis 4-5, Gomes 2-4, Foye 2-5, Aminu 1-1, Cook 1-3, R.Butler 0-2), Dallas 10-24 (Terry 4-7, Barea 3-4, Nowitzki 2-5, Stevenson 1-5, Kidd 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Clippers 46 (Griffin 11), Dallas 35 (Marion 10). Assists—L.A. Clippers 22 (Davis 6), Dallas 18 (Kidd 7). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 22, Dallas 24. Technicals—Davis, L.A. Clippers defensive three second, Dallas Coach Carlisle, Dallas defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls—Haywood. A—20,335 (19,200).

CELTICS 112, CAVALIERS 95

CLEVELAND (95) Eyenga 6-15 2-2 15, Jamison 5-14 1-2 11, Hickson 6-10 0-2 12, Sessions 4-8 6-8 14, Gibson 1-3 2-2 4, Graham 4-5 0-0 10, Hollins 1-1 0-2 2, Parker 1-5 0-0 3, Samuels 4-10 2-3 10, Harris 5-9 3-4 14. Totals 37-80 16-25 95. BOSTON (112) Pierce 8-15 6-7 24, Garnett 4-9 2-2 10, Erden 1-2 0-0 2, Rondo 5-8 0-0 11, Allen 6-13 3-4 18, Perkins 3-5 1-4 7, Davis 5-9 1-3 11, Robinson 4-10 0-0 11, Harangody 3-6 2-3 8, Wafer 3-7 2-2 10. Totals 42-84 17-25 112. Cleveland 26 19 24 26 — 95 Boston 34 33 24 21 — 112 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 5-11 (Graham 2-3, Parker 1-2, Harris 1-2, Eyenga 1-3, Gibson 0-1), Boston 11-24 (Allen 3-6, Robinson 3-8, Wafer 2-3, Pierce 2-5, Rondo 1-1, Davis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 51 (Hickson 17), Boston 51 (Erden 8). Assists—Cleveland 25 (Sessions 7), Boston 29 (Rondo 10). Total Fouls— Cleveland 22, Boston 24. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second, Davis, Boston defensive three second. A—18,624 (18,624).

SPURS 113, WARRIORS 102

THROUGH JAN. 24 Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC.................... 40 372 311 1124 28.1 Stoudemire, NYK............ 44 430 279 1147 26.1 James, MIA..................... 42 372 285 1087 25.9 Ellis, GOL........................ 44 427 206 1133 25.8 Wade, MIA...................... 41 357 279 1030 25.1 Bryant, LAL..................... 45 396 273 1123 25.0 Rose, CHI........................ 44 395 222 1082 24.6 Gordon, LAC................... 41 333 242 988 24.1 Anthony, DEN................. 36 303 227 857 23.8 Martin, HOU.................... 44 299 342 1036 23.5 Nowitzki, DAL.................. 34 290 181 795 23.4 Griffin, LAC...................... 43 372 230 980 22.8 Westbrook, OKC............. 44 334 313 992 22.5 Howard, ORL.................. 43 329 291 949 22.1 Williams, UTA.................. 44 301 270 953 21.7 Bargnani, TOR................ 39 322 150 842 21.6 Love, MIN........................ 44 314 254 942 21.4 Granger, IND................... 40 294 175 848 21.2 Aldridge, POR................. 46 386 196 971 21.1 Gay, MEM....................... 43 336 159 883 20.5 FG Percentage FG Hilario, DEN............................... 213 Okafor, NOR.............................. 203 Johnson, TOR............................ 171 Howard, ORL............................. 329 Odom, LAL................................. 283 Ibaka, OKC................................. 181 Horford, ATL............................... 303 McGee, WAS............................. 158 Boozer, CHI................................ 219 Young, PHL................................ 224

CHARLOTTE (94) Wallace 6-12 7-10 19, Diaw 2-5 1-2 6, K.Brown 3-8 7-10 13, Augustin 7-14 2-2 16, S.Jackson 7-15 6-6 21, Najera 1-2 2-2 5, McGuire 1-1 0-0 2, Henderson 2-6 0-0 4, Mohammed 1-4 2-4 4, Livingston 2-4 0-0 4, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-71 27-36 94. SACRAMENTO (89) Casspi 3-5 0-0 6, Thompson 5-12 4-5 14, Cousins 2-8 5-8 9, Udrih 3-13 0-0 6, Evans 6-18 6-6 19, Dalembert 2-6 0-0 4, Landry 6-12 7-7 19, Greene 3-10 2-3 8, Jeter 2-4 0-0 4, D.Jackson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-89 24-29 89. Charlotte 21 31 24 18 — 94 Sacramento 19 23 25 22 — 89 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 3-8 (Najera 1-1, Diaw 1-2, S.Jackson 1-3, Augustin 0-2), Sacramento 1-12 (Evans 1-4, Casspi 0-2, Udrih 0-3, Greene 0-3). Fouled Out—Cousins. Rebounds—Charlotte 60 (K.Brown 18), Sacramento 50 (Thompson, Casspi, Evans 8). Assists—Charlotte 12 (Livingston 3), Sacramento 16 (Evans 5). Total Fouls— Charlotte 29, Sacramento 30. A—13,984 (17,317).

UTAH (91) Miles 5-11 2-2 14, Millsap 4-10 3-4 11, Jefferson

SAN ANTONIO (113) Jefferson 4-10 0-0 9, Duncan 6-12 4-4 16, Blair 2-4 0-0 4, Parker 8-13 2-3 18, Ginobili 5-11 7-11 20, McDyess 6-9 2-2 14, Neal 4-7 2-2 11, Hill 5-12 4-4 14, Splitter 1-3 5-8 7, Quinn 0-0 0-0 0, Owens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-82 26-34 113. GOLDEN STATE (102) D.Wright 4-7 10-11 18, Lee 13-19 5-5 31, Biedrins 0-2 0-0 0, Curry 6-15 0-0 14, Ellis 10-26 4-4 25, Gadzuric 0-1 0-0 0, Radmanovic 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Udoh 2-4 0-0 4, Law 3-6 0-0 7, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-85 19-20 102. San Antonio 34 28 28 23 — 113 Golden State 34 21 23 24 — 102 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 5-15 (Ginobili 3-4, Jefferson 1-4, Neal 1-4, Hill 0-1, Owens 0-1, Parker 0-1), Golden State 5-15 (Curry 2-5, Radmanovic 1-1, Law 1-1, Ellis 1-4, D.Wright 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 55 (McDyess 10), Golden State 41 (Lee 12). Assists—San Antonio 26 (Parker 11), Golden State 21 (D.Wright 9). Total Fouls—San Antonio 19, Golden State 21. A—18,523 (19,596).

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Tuesday’s Games No. 1 Ohio St. 87, No. 12 Purdue 64 No. 5 Connecticut 76, Marquette 68 No. 6 Kansas 82, Colorado 78 Seton Hall 90, No. 9 Syracuse 68 No. 24 Florida 104, Georgia 91, 2OT Today’s Games No. 4 San Diego St. at No. 9 BYU, 9 p.m. No. 7 Texas at Oklahoma St., 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Villanova at Providence, 6 p.m. No. 16 Minnesota vs. Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. No. 21 Georgetown vs. St. John’s, 6 p.m. No. 23 Louisville vs. West Virginia, 6 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Southern Miss at East Carolina, 6 p.m.

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Victory University at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Southern at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m. Loyola-N.O. at William Carey, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi College at LeTourneau, 7:30 p.m. Faulkner at Belhaven, 7:30 p.m. Christian Brothers at Delta St., 8 p.m. Friday’s Game Millsaps at Oglethorpe, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at Mississippi St., Noon Tennessee at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 4 p.m. Delta St. at Arkansas-Monticello, 4 p.m. Belhaven at Spring Hill, 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Dillard at Tougaloo, 7 p.m.

——— SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference W L PCT Florida................. 5 1 .833 Kentucky............. 3 2 .600 South Carolina... 3 2 .600 Georgia............... 3 3 .500 Vanderbilt........... 2 2 .500 Tennessee.......... 2 2 .500

All Games W L 16 4 15 4 12 6 14 5 14 4 12 7

PCT .800 .789 .667 .737 .778 .632

PCT .632 .684 .556 .526 .650 .350

All Games W L 10 9 8 10 7 13 8 8 6 14 3 16 4 16 5 15 3 16 1 17

Natchez 8 16 15 15 — 54 Vicksburg 14 4 13 13 — 44 Natchez (54) Ashley Minor 16, Keyana Miller 11, Jacurina Williams 11, Shatwell 8, R. Minor 4, Johnson 2, Williams 2. Vicksburg (44) Donyeah Mayfield 29, Hill 8, Smith 4, Butler 3.

BOYS VICKSBURG 81, NATCHEZ 51

Natchez 5 19 8 19 — 51 Vicksburg 29 14 19 19 — 81 Natchez (51) Darren Johnson 17, Washington 7, Williams 7, Q. Washington 6, Bates 5, Lewis 4, Watts 3, Green 2. Vicksburg (81) Mychal Ammons 18, Willie Gibbs 15, Kienta Ross 13, Josh Gaskin 10, Price 6, Stamps 4, Grays 4, Brown 3, Cooksey 3, Perkinston 3, Gaines 2.

Atlantic Division

PCT .800 .789 .722 .611 .579 .526 .737 .667 .579 .684 .778 .474

GP W L OT Philadelphia.....50 33 12 5 Pittsburgh........50 31 15 4 N.Y. Rangers...52 29 20 3 N.Y. Islanders..48 15 26 7 New Jersey 29 3 35 100 143

Pts 71 66 61 37

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............49 Montreal...........50 Buffalo.............49 Toronto............49 Ottawa.............50

W 27 27 23 19 17

L 15 18 21 25 25

OT 7 5 5 5 8

Pts 61 59 51 43 42

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......51 Washington......50 Atlanta.............51 Carolina...........49 Florida..............48

W 31 27 23 24 22

L 15 14 19 19 21

OT 5 9 9 6 5

Pts 67 63 55 54 49

GF 174 154 148 117

GA 130 114 126 158

GF 150 130 137 124 108

GA 111 123 144 153 160

GF 154 140 151 149 130

GA 154 128 166 153 129

GF 163 133 157 129 130

GA 142 117 139 142 152

GF 163 159 130 140 121

GA 120 160 134 151 165

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

PCT .526 .444 .350 .500 .300 .158 .200 .250 .158 .056

Monday’s Games Miss. Valley St. 89, Texas Southern 76 Alabama A&M 68, Southern U. 58 Ark.-Pine Bluff 90, Prairie View 85, 2OT Alabama St. 81, Alcorn St. 68 Tuesday’s Game No games scheduled Wednesday’s Game No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Southern U. at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m .

Tuesday’s Scores

EAST Maine 64, New Hampshire 50 Seton Hall 90, Syracuse 68 Vermont 72, Hartford 51 SOUTH Clemson 60, N.C. State 50 Florida 104, Georgia 91, 2OT Florida Gulf Coast 111, Stetson 103, 3OT Georgia Tech 72, Virginia Tech 57 Lipscomb 73, Belmont 64 Longwood 72, Campbell 62 Mercer 78, Kennesaw St. 70 MIDWEST Bowling Green 70, Toledo 64 Buffalo 79, W. Michigan 68 Connecticut 76, Marquette 68 Missouri St. 73, Drake 70 Ohio St. 87, Purdue 64 Richmond 70, Dayton 61 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 73, Auburn 64 FAR WEST CS Bakersfield 77, Cal St.-Fullerton 75 Kansas 82, Colorado 78 UNLV 74, Wyoming 65

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SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Conference W L PCT Jackson St........ 6 1 .857 Texas Southern.. 6 1 .857 MVSU................. 6 1 .857 Alabama A&M.... 5 2 .714 Alabama St......... 3 4 .429 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 3 4 .429 Southern U......... 3 5 .375 Prairie View........ 2 5 .286 Grambling St...... 1 6 .143 Alcorn St........... 1 7 .125

EAST Georgetown 65, West Virginia 60 SOUTH Davidson 53, UNC-Greensboro 52 New Orleans 64, Auburn-Montgomery 58 South Florida 68, Seton Hall 64 MIDWEST DePaul 67, Cincinnati 48 SIU-Edwardsville 70, Murray St. 56 Saint Louis 64, Fordham 54 FAR WEST Colorado St. 64, Air Force 58

EASTERN CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE USA

Conference All Games W L PCT W L 1 UTEP.................. 4 .800 16 4 Memphis............. 4 1 .800 15 4 UAB.................... 3 2 .600 13 5 Houston.............. 3 2 .600 11 7 East Carolina...... 3 2 .600 11 8 Tulsa................... 3 2 .600 10 9 Southern Miss.. 3 3 .500 14 5 Tulane................. 2 3 .400 12 6 SMU.................... 2 3 .400 11 8 Marshall.............. 1 3 .250 13 6 UCF.................... 1 4 .200 14 4 Rice.................... 1 4 .200 9 10 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Southern Miss at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Marshall at UAB, 7 p.m. SMU at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Central Florida at Memphis, 7 p.m. Houston at Rice, 8 p.m. Tulane at UTEP, 8:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s Women’s Scores

GIRLS NATCHEZ 54, VICKSBURG 44

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 4 1 .800 12 7 Arkansas............. 3 3 .500 13 6 Mississippi St... 2 2 .500 10 8 LSU..................... 2 2 .500 10 9 Ole Miss............ 1 4 .200 13 7 Auburn................ 0 6 .000 7 13 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Florida 104, Georgia 91, 2OT Arkansas 73, Auburn 64. Today’s Game LSU at Tennessee, 7 p.m.

Friday’s Games No. 14 Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 8:30 p.m. No. 15 North Carolina vs. Virginia, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games No. 19 Georgetown 65, No. 8 West Virginia 60 No. 12 DePaul 67, Cincinnati 48 Today’s Games No. 2 Connecticut at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. No. 3 Duke vs. Clemson, 6 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 13 Oklahoma, 6 p.m. No. 23 Iowa St. at Nebraska, 6:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 4 Stanford at Oregon, 8 p.m. No. 5 Tennessee vs. Mississippi State, 6 p.m. No. 10 Michigan State at No. 18 Iowa, 6 p.m. No. 11 UCLA vs. Arizona State, 9 p.m. No. 16 Miami vs. N.C. State, 6 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. No. 20 Georgia at South Carolina, 6 p.m. No. 21 Florida State at Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 22 Wisconsin-Green Bay at Butler, 6 p.m. No. 24 Ohio State vs. Michigan, 6 p.m. No. 25 Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m.

GP Detroit..............48 Nashville..........49 Chicago...........50 St. Louis..........48 Columbus........49

W 29 27 26 22 23

L 13 16 20 19 21

OT 6 6 4 7 5

Pts 64 60 56 51 51

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......49 Colorado..........49 Minnesota........49 Calgary............50 Edmonton........48

W 30 25 25 23 15

L 10 18 19 21 25

OT 9 6 5 6 8

Pts 69 56 55 52 38

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............49 29 15 5 63 144 136 Anaheim..........52 28 20 4 60 140 146 Phoenix............50 24 17 9 57 144 143 San Jose.........49 25 19 5 55 137 135 Los Angeles....49 26 22 1 53 140 122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Florida 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 1, N.Y. Islanders 0 Anaheim 3, Columbus 2 Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2 Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2, OT Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 Minnesota 4, Chicago 2 Edmonton 4, Phoenix 3 Today’s Games Florida at Boston, 6 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-5-0 La. Pick 4: 6-9-7-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-1 La. Pick 4: 6-1-3-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-2 La. Pick 4: 1-1-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-2-9 La. Pick 4: 8-4-4-7 Easy 5: 6-17-18-25-29 La. Lotto: 1-8-13-15-21-32 Powerball: 22-36-51-56-59 Powerball: 32; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-3 La. Pick 4: 2-8-3-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-0-7 La. Pick 4: 6-6-1-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-2-0 La. Pick 4: 7-0-9-9 Easy 5: 1-4-13-14-28 La. Lotto: 1-4-13-22-32-38 Powerball: 30-31-34-45-51 Powerball: 23; Power play: 2


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Florida beats Georgia Childress team aims for championship in double-overtime college nascar

By The Associated Press

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sign at the top of the road leading into Richard Childress Racing trumpeting next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season-opening Daytona 500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can U Feel it!â&#x20AC;? it shouts at everyone making the turn onto Childress property. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no mistaking the excitement inside the RCR complex, where one of NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storied race teams is certain it can end Jimmie Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five-year grip on the Sprint Cup championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year is the year to kick Jimmie off that throne. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be RCR. I feel certain,â&#x20AC;? Childress said Tuesday during a stop at Charlotte Motor Speedwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual media tour. It was the loudest shot fired so far this offseason toward Johnson and mighty Hendrick Motorsports, which have been beating up RCR and everyone else in NASCAR for the better part of a decade. But Childress has poured a seemingly endless amount of resources into his race team, which rebounded from a miserable 2009 season to become NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comeback story of the year. RCR put all three of its drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, and despite cheating allegations that derailed Clint Bowyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title bid, Kevin Harvick went down to the wire with Johnson for the title. Although Harvick settled for third in the final standings, the overall improvement at RCR was enough to convince

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Clint Bowyer answers a question Tuesday during a stop at Charlotte Motor Speedwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual NASCAR media tour. everyone the team is capable of continuing its forward progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad Richard has the confidence to say we can win it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be real nervous if he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? driver Jeff Burton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe we can. Other teams do, too, especially this time of year, everybody beats their chest pretty hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the fact is there are a lot of capable people at RCR who can get it done. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something to be learned from coming close and not getting it done.â&#x20AC;?

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long time coming for RCR, which won its last Cup championship in 1994 with the late Dale Earnhardt. The organization thought it was championship-ready in 2001, only to lose Earnhardt in a fatal accident on the last lap of the season-opening Daytona 500. The decade since has been a trying cycle of ups and downs for Childress, who weathered that awful 2001 season only to see the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production fall off, improve, then fall off again. Adding a fourth team

in 2009 stretched the organization too thin, and when all four drivers failed to make the Chase, Childress ordered massive restructuring. It was clear early last season that RCR had improved: Harvick won three races, Bowyer won two and Burton came close in several races to earning his own trip to Victory Lane. Harvick also led the points for most of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;regular seasonâ&#x20AC;? and was in contention for the title all the way to the season finale.

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Ailing Nadal bounced from quarterfinals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rafael Nadalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open. Nadal, who appeared to have tears in his eyes during a changeover while trailing 3-0 in the third set, took a medical timeout for an apparent leg injury after three games and was clearly out of sorts, failing to chase down balls that he would ordinarily return easily. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a difficult day for me,â&#x20AC;? Nadal said, adding that he preferred to not talk about the nature of the injury. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do more than what I did, he played at a very high level.â&#x20AC;? When pressed about the injury, Nadal added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to tell you what I felt on the court, but it is obvious I did not feel at my best. I had a problem with the match at the very beginning, and after that, the match was almost over.â&#x20AC;? It was the second year in a row he lost in the quarterfinals here due to injury â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in 2010 he retired against Andy Murray due to a right knee ailment that kept him off the tour for two months, again

Rafael Nadal grimaces after losing a point to David Ferrer. on the Australia Day national holiday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one big victory for me, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like a victory really,â&#x20AC;? seventh-seeded Ferrer said on court after the match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was playing with injury ... and I had luck. But I played my game.â&#x20AC;? Nadal, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother chasing the winner on match point, won last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open and was trying to add the Australian title so he could hold all four major trophies at once. That hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been achieved since Rod Laver won four in a row in 1969.

Nadal didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to elaborate on his injury, saying he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to use injuries as an excuse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In general, I had a virus. When you have a virus, your body goes down and you have more risk of everything,â&#x20AC;? he said of a sickness he picked up in Doha at the start of the year and carried into the tournamnent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably what happened. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the simple thing.â&#x20AC;? The only fireworks came Wednesday night during the match â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Australia Day celebrations forced a 10-minute interruption while the sky outside Rod Laver was lit up by a pyrotechnics show. As the fireworks exploded, Nadal changed his shirt and briefly left the stadium. He came back a couple of minutes later and took off his right shoe and fidgeted with his toes and sock. After losing the second set, the usually fidgety Nadal slumped in his chair at the changeover, completely still with his head bent. The crowd cheered almost exclusively for Nadal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on, Rafa,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they roared, while often applauding Ferrerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s errors. All, eventually, for nothing. Nadal picked up a virus two weeks ago. He sweated

profusely in several of his matches, but appeared to be over his problems, saying after his fourth-round win over Marin Cilic that he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect physically.â&#x20AC;? Murray wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to get past Nadal this year, but he will have to beat Ferrer and either defending champion Roger Federer or 2008 champion Novak Djokovic to claim his first major title. He advanced earlier Wednesday with a 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov, after Kim Clijsters and Vera Zvonareva advanced to the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals. Clijsters, the growing favorite in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draw, advanced to a semifinal against No. 2 Zvonareva, whom she beat in the final at the U.S. Open last September. It will be the 10th tour meeting for the pair, with Clijsters holding a 6-3 advantage. Clijsters had some nervous moments in her 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over No. 12 Agnieszka Radwanska. None were as bad as when some air force planes flew in formation overhead as part of celebrations for the Australia Day holiday. Cannons went off earlier when Zvonareva started the Australia Day proceedings with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Petra Kvitova.

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AJGT Koasati Pines junior golf tourney The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Koasati Pines Junior Classic will take place Feb. 12-13 in Kinder, La. Registration for the two-day, 36-hole tournament is open until Feb. 6. To enter, call 318-402-2446 or go online to www.arrowheadjgt.com.

Baseball tournament scheduled in McComb

The Valentines Crush Clash youth baseball tournament is scheduled for Feb. 12-13 at the McComb Sports Park. The tournament is for teams ages 8, 9 and 10. For information, call Guy Gatlin at 601248-8682.

Soccer tryouts at Hinds CC Tryouts for Hinds Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team will be held Feb. 17 at 6 p.m., at Tom Sheppard Field on the Raymond campus. For more information, call coach Marcille McLendon at 601-857-3331, or

e-mail her at marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu.

Birdie, Bogey and Boogie golf tourney The Birdie, Bogey and Boogie golf tournament, to benefit the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary, is scheduled to take place on April 1 at 1 p.m. at Vicksburg Country Club. The cost is $600 and players and sponsors are sought. An after party and silent auction will follow the tournament at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Kristi Smith at 662-588-6638.

12-year-oldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; baseball tourney team tryouts Tryouts for a new 12-year-

oldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tournament team will be held on Jan. 30 at Culkin ballfields. For information, call Pat Chambers at 601-6186624 or Charlie Hull at 601966-7120.

Softball/baseball umpires needed The City of Vicksburg Recreation Department is looking for fast-pitch youth softball and Little League baseball seasons. Employment forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

Erving Walker missed two free throws that allowed Georgia to keep the game going. He sure made up for it in overtime. Walker hit a 3-pointer from about 30 feet to force a second overtime, and Chandler Parsons took control from there to lead No. 24 Florida to a 104-91 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday night, a thrilling game between bitter rivals that was so much closer than the final score indicated. Georgia rallied from eight points down in the last 3 minutes of regulation, tying it when Trey Thompkins banked in a missed shot just ahead of the buzzer. Walker gave the Bulldogs hope in the final 35 seconds, missing the first attempt of a 1-and-1, then making only 1 of 2 on his next trip to the line. All was forgiven when he buried the NBA-and-thensome 3 with a single tick left in the first overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It felt good,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it had a good shot of going in.â&#x20AC;? After all that, the finish was anticlimactic. Florida (16-4, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) scored the first nine points of the second overtime, Georgia (14-5, 3-3) turned it over on consecutive possessions and

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the Gators coasted to the end, the margin no way indicative of how these teams went at each other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how we planned it, but we showed resilience,â&#x20AC;? said Parsons, who scored half of his 18 points in the second overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They get a lucky tip-in to get it to overtime, and then Erving hits a lucky shot to get it to the second overtime.â&#x20AC;? Parsons buried a huge 3 from the corner and sent the Georgia fans scrambling for the exits when he flew in for a putback that made it 96-88 with 1:40 remaining. He also had a team-leading 12 rebounds. Georgia had more turnovers (3) than baskets (2) in the second overtime. Florida went 5 of 7 from the field, 8 of 10 at the foul line and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn it over once.

Arkansas 73, Auburn 64 Rotnei Clarke and Julysses Nobles scored 16 points each as Arkansas pulled away in the second half for a win over Auburn. The Razorbacks (13-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) are now 12-0 in Fayetteville this season.

WC Continued from Page D1. Chelsea Duett is the only senior on the roster and just two juniors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; forward Taylor Hanes and midfielder Shannon Richter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were in the starting lineup Tuesday night. One of the underclassmen, sophomore goal keeper

Katie Humphries, made six saves against Madison Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unrelenting pressure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls are young and havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a lot of experience,â&#x20AC;? Duett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next couple of years theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be good.â&#x20AC;?

VHS Continued from Page D1. but the deflection shifted the momentum in Madisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hurt,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mistakes happen. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given up worse. But it hurts when you go toe to toe with someone and then make a mistake like that.â&#x20AC;? After Eppsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal, Madison pressed the attack and got another goal from Chase Rawson at the 15-minute mark to take a nearly

insurmountable 2-0 lead. In the final minute, Sutherland added the capper on a 45-yard free kick. The referee blew the final whistle as the Jaguars celebrated the goal, leaving Bennett and the Gators fuming. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the AR (assistant referee) was trying to get the center ref to call the game, and he shouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve called it,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t add insult to injury.â&#x20AC;?

St. Al Continued from Page D1. couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finish them. I told them to pound the net and they did,â&#x20AC;? Channell said.

(B) Forest 6, St. Al 1 Will Burnett scored for St. Al,

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