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Warren County deputies and other emergency personnel gather evidence this morning at the scene of an accident on Interstate 20 West in which a pedestrian was killed.

A pedestrian was killed this morning on Interstate 20 when he was struck by a pickup near the truck scales west of the Bovina exit, authorities said. Joseph H. Poindexter, 79, 211 Son Watts Road, Newton, Miss., died from head and chest injuries, said Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey. His body was expected to be sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy, Huskey said. Poindexter is believed to have been walking to get help for his car which had broken down, said Huskey, who pronounced him dead at 7:24. Cpl. Odis Easterling, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, said a vehicle was found about three-fourths of a mile

from the wreck. The victim was westbound on the highway, Easterling said, when he was hit by a white Ford Ranger. The initial 911 call came in at 6:53 a.m. Easterling declined to release the name of the driver, a 56-year-old man. No charges had been filed against him this morning, said Easterling. Huskey said initial reports were that the driver believed he had hit a deer. He stopped, discovered Poindexter and called 911. Huskey said Poindexter is survived by his wife, Helen, and a daughter, Alma. Mapps Funeral Home in Forest was to handle funeral arrangements. The fatal wreck was the first reported in the county outside the city in 2012. One has been reported in Vicksburg.

Former WC principal denied reinstatement Rodney Smith claims lies, retaliation By Pamela Hitchins Despite claims of retaliation and lies, Rodney Smith was denied his request Thursday night for reinstatement as principal of Warren Central High School. In a closed session following a three-hour meeting of the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees, members voted 4-0, with one abstention, for Smith to continue in his reclassified position as “administrator on assignment.” Smith, who was suspended from his post Nov. 10 and in December moved to the district office, addressed the board in open session during its monthly business meeting. He was prevented from identifying specific individuals, but said he was the target of retaliation and lies after he filed a complaint against a district employee. A written statement released by Smith identified the employee as the “Assis-

Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Former Warren Central High School Principal Rodney Smith, right, addresses Vicksburg Warren School District board members, including Jim Stirgus Jr., left, Thursday. tant Superintendent.” Two individuals hold that title in the VWSD — Paula Johnson, assistant superintendent

for curriculum and instruction; and Debra Hullum, assistant superintendent for operations.

“On Oct. 23,...I wrote a letter to the superintendent in order to follow board policy governing grievances

and mainly to provide written documentation showing See VWSD, Page A10.

VCVB kicks in $10,000 Potential for more flood danger seen for city’s 25th Riverfest ‘Each damaged location NEW JEOPARDY FOR AFFECTED AREAS

From staff and AP reports

Damage from last year’s record spring floods could leave many people along the Mississippi River in even more danger this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday. The Corps said it’s assessing the damage to levees, structures and navigation channels and will begin notifying affected communities in February. The announcement comes as work on sections of mainline levees at Buck Chute and Lake Albemarle north of Vicksburg inch toward completion.

has been characterized by its likelihood of failure and potential consequences if there is a failure.’ Scott Whitney

Division flood risk manager

“We want to identify every place where we have problem areas,” Corps spokesman Bob Anderson said. “Once we have those identified, we get to those as quickly as we can before the

next big flood. Hopefully, it doesn’t come this year. “If it does come this year, that’s when those communities in the areas of greater risk would need to be notified,” he said. Congress gave the Corps $802 million in December to fix levees up and down the river. Identifying the weakest points and letting people know where they are is part of that, said Anderson, a spokesman for the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division, based in Vicksburg.

See Flood, Page A9.

By John Surratt The 25th Riverfest received a $10,000 boost Thursday from the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The VCVB Board of Directors approved support for the annual spring festival after hearing a presentation from Riverfest board president Katrina Shirley. The money, which will be evenly split in advertising and cash, is double the VCVB’s support from last year. It will be paid from the

VCVB’s $25,000 local event sponsorship fund. “We’re pleased that the VCVB is going to help sponsor the entertainment, and we’re looking forward to putting on an extensive festival for Vicksburg,” Shirley said after the meeting. In July, she had asked the board for $25,000 and repeated that request Thursday, outlining some of the musical acts signed up for the two-day street festival set for downtown Vicksburg on April 20 and 21. See VCVB, Page A9.


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Hood offers cash for info on pardoned convicted killer By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that his office is willing to pay confidential informants for information that helps him track down a convicted killer pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour. There’s no warrant for Joseph Ozment’s arrest, but Hood wants to serve him court papers that would require him to check in with Joseph the MissisOzment sippi Department of Corrections every 24 hours and show up for a hearing in Jackson on Feb. 3. Ozment was among 198 people pardoned by Barbour in his final days in office. Ozment and four others had worked as trusties at the Governor’s Mansion. A judge ordered them to check in with corrections officials and show up in court for a hearing this past Monday. Ozment was the only one who didn’t show up. The judge didn’t issue a warrant because Ozment hasn’t been served with papers telling him to appear. Hood said the fact that there’s no warrant for Ozment has made it harder to find him because friends and relatives are not legally compelled to cooperate and can’t face charges for harboring him. “I’ve equated this to having a manhunt with one arm tied behind my back,” Hood told reporters Thursday during an interview in his office. Hood said the possibility that Ozment may have to return to

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood checks his watch during a press conference about gubernatorial pardons Thursday. prison for the rest of his life could make him “a dangerous individual.” Hood is challenging the legality of some of Barbour’s pardons. He said about 170 people who got them did not meet the Mississippi Constitution’s requirement to publish a notice in a local newspaper for 30 days. Most had already served their sentences and had been out of prison for years. Some were convicted of drug charges or other comparatively minor crimes as far back as the 1960s and 1970s. Some of them published notices for four weeks in weekly newspapers. Hood said

four weeks is only 28 days, not the 30 days specified in the constitution, so they should have published for five weeks. Others were published in daily newspapers but the ads didn’t run for a full 30 days before the pardon was signed. Hood has said about two dozen people published the proper notice. Barbour, a nationally known Republican who considered running for president in this year’s race before backing out, has accused Hood of partisan politics. Hood is the only Democrat in statewide office. Hood said Thursday that the issue has nothing to do with politics and that it’s a matter of

the law. Ozment was sentenced to life in 1994 for the slaying of Ricky Montgomery during a robbery at a store in Desoto County. Montgomery’s nephew, Mark McAbee, has said Ozment was among several people involved in the robbery. “One of the other ones shot my uncle three times. He was crawling toward Joseph Ozment for help. He didn’t know Joseph Ozment was involved ... Joseph Ozment put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger twice,” McAbee told The Associated Press earlier this month.

Hood would not put an amount on the money he’ll pay for information. He said that depends on how valuable the information turns out to be. Hood would not say exactly where authorities are looking now, but previously said they were trying to track him down in north Mississippi and the Memphis, Tenn., area, just across the state line. Ozment’s mother picked him up at the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 8 and authorities haven’t heard from him since. Hood said it’s possible he has left the state.

Vicksburg man jailed for crack after chase A Vicksburg man was charged with possession of cocaine Thursday night following a car chase through downtown streets, Capt. Bobby Stewart said. James Gibbs, 39, 1701 South St., was a passenger in a vehicle that a Vicksburg K-9 officer attempted to investigate when he saw it parked at the Department of Human Services on Farmer Street, said Stewart. The driver fled in the car, leading the officer on a chase through First North, Jackson, Farmer and Jefferson


Vicksburg man charged with intent to sell pot

streets, where the driver stopped and the two men got out and ran, said Stewart. Gibbs was captured and found in possession of crack cocaine. The driver escaped on foot, and was still being sought by police this morning. Gibbs was being held in the Issaquena County Jail without bond pending his initial hearing this morning in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

A Vicksburg man was charged Thursday with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, said police Capt. Bobby Stewart. Cortez Taylor, 23, 1404 South St., was arrested at his home at 2:45 p.m. after narcotics officers served a search warrant and found about 1 1/2 ounces of the drug, packaged for sale, in Taylor’s bedroom, Stewart said. The warrant was obtained

from staff reports

after police received numerous complaints of drug activity in the area, said the captain. Taylor was released from the Warren County Jail after posting a $20,000 bond.

each were reported stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Washington Street. At 3:52 this morning, $1,200 was reported stolen from a home in the 2200 block of Pearl Street.

Video games, cash hot in city burglaries

County man held for drug court

Residential burglaries were reported in the city Thursday night and this morning, Capt. Bobby Stewart said. At 7:40 p.m. Thursday, an Xbox 360 valued at $300 and six Xbox games valued at $40

A Redwood man was jailed Thursday for a drug court sanction, records showed. Keith Garcia, 30, 2850 Whatley Road, was being held in the Warren County Jail without bond.

State high court suspends judge for misconduct JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has suspended Lee County Justice Court Judge Rickey W. Thompson from office for 30 days without pay, effective Jan. 26. The Supreme Court on Thursday also fined Thompson and ordered public reprimand in circuit court. Last April, Thompson was accused of misconduct in documents filed by the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance.

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Ex-teacher sentenced in sexual battery case NEW ALBANY, Miss. — A former Ripley High School teacher has pleaded guilty in Union County to one count of sexual battery on a minor, in an improper relationship with a former student. Circuit Judge Robert Elliott sentenced Melissa Mathis

Wednesday to 15 years, with the first year to be served on house arrest and the balance of the sentence suspended. Following her release from house arrest, she will be placed on five years postrelease supervision. District Attorney Ben Creekmore said. Mathis must register as a sex offender. Mathis had been free on bond after being charged with two counts of sexual battery earlier this month. The second charge was dis-

missed with her guilty plea.

La. mother charged in 2002 death of infant BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge police said more than nine years after a newborn baby girl was found dead in a garbage truck, officers have arrested the baby’s mother. Cpl. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said JoAnn King, 28, admitted to having and placing the baby in a garbage bin in December 2002. King was

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Warren County Extension of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College; classes begin 6:45 p.m. Tuesday; Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King St.; 601-634-1982 or 601638-3075.


“Forever Plaid” — Musical comedy; 7:30 tonight-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; tickets, 601-636-0471 or www. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Murray Stewart; donations appreciated. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian

Pleasant Green Baptist — ­ Saturday business meeting postponed until Feb. 4. Spring Hill M.B. — Black History Month program, 4 p.m. Saturday; speaker, the Rev. Casey Fisher; Greater Grove Street choir; 815 Mission 66. Bible College — 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, registration for spring semester of the


Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Beginner Stained Glass Workshop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-9; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, presenter; $160 members, $170 nonmembers; 601-6312997 for reservations; Southern Cultural Center, 1302 Adams St. After School Program — For grades K-12; Central MS Prevention Services; Emma Roberts, 601-631-0102. Career Center — Job opportunities for Vicksburg Housing Authority residents only; Manney Murphy, 601-638-1661 or 601-738-8140.

CLUBS American Legion Post 213 — Dance at The Hut, 9 tonight

with DJ Reo, $5 admission; 8 p.m. Sunday with DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; $3 single or $5 per couple; cash raffle drawing both nights. Sunshine Lodge No. 99 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday car wash; cars $7, trucks $9; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd. Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club — 5:30 p.m. Saturday; cruisein at Whataburger. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Sheriff Martin Pace, speaker. Blue Icez Highsteppers — Dance team tryouts, 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday; ages 5-13; Paula Cox, 601-415-4057; Jackson Street Community Center.

booked Thursday night with first-degree murder. “She admitted to having the baby and throwing it in the Dumpster,” McKneely said. The baby, who had probably been born the day before, died from a blow to the head, probably once it was in the truck, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office.

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Mississippi Legislature

Lawmakers seek to expand charter schools By Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON — With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out what a new law should cover. The alternative public schools promise high academic performance in exchange for freedom from rules governing regular public schools. Witnesses told House and Senate members Thursday that rules for charter schools in Mississippi could determine whether they succeed. “We find states with poorly written laws have poorly performing charter schools,” said Rachel Canter, executive director of Mississippi First, which studies education reform efforts. Among issues raised at a hearing is whether the Mississippi Department of Education or some other body should approve new charter schools and review their performance. Also under discussion is whether charter

‘We believe, despite the economic limitations of any family, a child can succeed. The key tenet is no excuses. Far too often, in today’s society, we make excuses for poor performance because of a child’s home circumstances.’ Scott Shirey

KIpp delta schools executive director schools should only be allowed in areas where current schools are underperforming, whether the number of charter schools statewide should be limited and how much state money a charter school should get. Among those who spoke to a joint meeting of the Senate and House Education committees was Scott Shirey, executive director of KIPP Delta Schools. KIPP, or Knowledge is Power Program, is a nationwide network of charter schools aimed at poor and minority communities. “We believe, despite the economic limitations of any family, a child can succeed. The key tenet is no excuses,” Shirey said. “Far too often, in today’s society, we make excuses for poor performance

because of a child’s home circumstances.” Shirey said that KIPP would be interested in coming to Mississippi, but only if it could start its own school instead of taking over an existing school. Right now, Mississippi law doesn’t contemplate new charter schools, only conversions of existing schools that don’t meet state standards for three years in a row. State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham reminded lawmakers that as many as 82 schools could become eligible for conversions after the end of this school year, if a majority of parents at a school seek that option. Burnham said the state board doesn’t oppose amend-

Sara Lee to close plant in Shannon

Tiger take-out

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Humane Society workers Rowdy Shaw, left, and Adam Parascandola carry a sedated female tiger from her cage at the Collins Zoo, a roadside facility located in Collins, to a transport carrier. The tiger was one of 11 exotic animals removed after the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks served a court order on the zoo and seized

the animals for relocation. Providing support with the removal were officers of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation and Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary rescue. The animals will be placed in sanctuaries in Texas and North Carolina.

After the spill

Judge: BP contract shielded Transocean in spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The rig owner involved in drilling the ill-fated well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico and spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil will not have to pay many of the pollution claims because it was shielded in a contract with well-owner BP, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling comes as BP, the states affected by the disaster and the federal government are discussing a settlement over the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. The decision might have spared Transocean from having to pay potentially billions of dollars in damage claims. However, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said the driller still is not exempt from paying punitive damages and civil penalties that arise from the April 20, 2010, blowout 100 miles off the Louisiana coast. Those penalties could amount to billions of dollars. Law experts were split over who is a clear-cut winner. BP has been pursuing agreements with multiple parties to reach settlements that would

BP has been pursuing agreements with multiple parties to reach settlements that would make an upcoming trial involving hundreds of spill lawsuits in New Orleans unnecessary, or at least resolve as many of the issues as possible. make an upcoming trial involving hundreds of spill lawsuits in New Orleans unnecessary, or at least resolve as many of the issues as possible. The Justice Department also is involved, working with the states to create an outline for a settlement that would resolve their potentially multibillion dollar claims against BP and the other companies involved in the disaster, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange told The Associated Press. Justice led a meeting last week in Washington among the states in an effort to for-

ing the law to allow new schools, but it would like to be the agency that authorizes charters, after input from a local school board. He also recommended: • Requiring charter schools to submit to the same testing and rating system used for regular public schools. • “Very manageable caps” on the initial number of charter schools. He later said a number similar to the 30-plus that Arkansas has would be good. • A three-year charter term followed by strict standards on closing down charters that don’t make the grade. • Preference be given to agencies that have track records of success elsewhere. Several speakers said charter schools should only be allowed in areas now served by failing schools. “We need to make those investments where they will really make a difference in student achievement,” said Nancy Loome, executive director of the Parents Campaign, which lobbies lawmakers to support public schools.

mulate an agreement that would satisfy government and state claims, including penalties and fines, Strange said. He also indicated if there is a settlement that officials are discussing what to do with the $20 billion fund set up by BP to pay victims. The lead attorneys for individuals and businesses suing BP were not at the meeting. According to Strange, a federal magistrate judge has been asked to expedite settlement discussions. The Louisiana attorney general’s office said in a statement to the AP that it is in settlement discussions with BP, which would not comment on any deals in the works. A first phase of the trial is set for Feb. 27 to determine liability for the spill. Despite the decision, BP claimed victory and said Barbier’s ruling “at a minimum” left Transocean facing “punitive damages, fines and penalties flowing from its own conduct.”

SHANNON (AP) — Sara Lee said it will close a plant in Shannon by the end of March putting 155 people out of work. The Shannon plant, which makes Bryan Smokies cocktail sausages, has been operating since 1997. The company said that the plant is expected to close by March 30. Mike Cummins, Sara Lee’s director of corporate communications, said Thursday that the decision to close the facility is the result of excess capacity and Sara Lee’s ongoing efforts to consolidate resources and simplify operations. Production will move to Sara Lee’s Claryville, Ky., and St. Joseph, Mo., facilities. “Any decision that affects the livelihood of our employees is made by Sara Lee only after very careful consideration. We want to emphasize that our decision is not driven by the quality of our work force at this site. We understand this will be a very difficult time for our employees and their families.”

Bystander: Hinds liable for injury JACKSON (AP) — A Hinds County judge will decide if governmental agencies are liable for the wounding of a bystander during a 2008 shooting. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd presided over a four-day trial that ended Thursday. Kidd heard the case without a jury because the lawsuit was filed against the city of Jackson, Hinds County and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Ronnie Burton, then-26, of Hattiesburg was in town for the funeral of his brother, Bruce Cranford, who was shot to death on Sept. 1, 2008, at the Horseman’s Blues Club.



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JACK VIX SAYS: Time to plant trees.



It’s time to examine the tax code It was classic White House political theater, designed to burnish the president’s image in an election year. President Barack Obama invited executives to Washington, D.C., recently to hail “insourcing” — the moving of jobs back to the United States from overseas. Don’t misunderstand us: There’s certainly nothing wrong with Obama highlighting what clearly is a positive move for companies and their employees. Master Lock, for instance, has brought back about 100 jobs to its Milwaukee factory over the past 18 months from offshore locations. But let’s be frank: Insourcing remains a trickle compared with the deluge of jobs that have left for distant shores or simply been cut by automation as companies were forced to find ways to become more competitive during a particularly rough patch for manufacturing. A recent White House paper notes that from 2001 to 2007, the nation’s manufacturers trimmed more than 3 million jobs and that real net investment in manufacturing capacity stagnated. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that manufacturing job losses accelerated during the Great Recession, total-

ing more than 2 million employees — 15 percent of the sector’s work force. One thing we’d like to see the president talk more about is tax policy — both for corporations and individuals. We think that lower rates (with fewer sweetheart deals) could both attract more investment to these shores and produce more revenue for the government. The president’s own fiscal commission recommended in late 2010 “establishing a single corporate tax rate between 23 percent and 29 percent.” Lowering rates would put the U.S. in line with the rest of the world. Obama recently announced a series of modest steps to boost insourcing, including more marketing to potential investors in the U.S. and an effort to better sell the Small Business Administration insourcing loans program. Obama deserves some credit for pressuring China to stop manipulating its currency to the detriment of American producers. But the U.S. trade imbalance with China continues to be a major problem. In November, the imbalance was $272 billion, putting it on track to surpass last year’s record. That’s money out of the America economy, and accounts for a sizable share of manufacturing job

loss. A big challenge will be finding enough skilled labor to work in the sort of advanced manufacturing that increasingly characterizes the industry in this region. Master Lock Chief Executive John Heppner made that point during a White House panel discussion last week. “The skilled labor work force is aging, and the number of young people exposed to skilled labor trades through education or family and friends is declining,” he said. Heppner is right, but that’s a responsibility that Heppner and his company — along with state and local governments — need to meet. Both business and government have a responsibility to ensure the labor force remains competitive — and plentiful. The White House argues that the U.S. will become an increasingly attractive option for manufacturing work as costs rise overseas and our own costs fall. We hope the administration is right. And we, too, believe in cheering anytime a company analyzes its strategy and chooses to make its goods in the U.S. But the government would get a bigger bang for the buck, in our view, by reforming the tax code.


40 YEARS AGO: 1972

James A. Mitchell is at the hospital.

W.T. Barner of Morningview Drive says two of the first purple martins of the season arrived at his home. • Luther M. Newton, formerly of Vicksburg, is shot to death in a robbery at a 24-hour food store in Greenville. • Leland Ferguson, accountant for the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers, retires after 40 years of service.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 W.H. Cassell is dead at age 71. • Will Davidson and Nellie Sullivan are married.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 The R.C. Wilkerson home on Drummond Street is burglarized.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Mrs. Celestine Forster, librarian, notes a marked increase in the number of books read at the library. • William Aldridge dies.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 Mrs. Josephine Loruzza dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 L.A. Nichols of Vicksburg is elected grand master of Mississippi Masons. • Lyman Coker wins a place in the Ole Miss Glee Club. • John O. Raworth is elected president of the Vicksburg YMCA.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kavanaugh announce the birth of a son, John, on Jan. 19. • Bessie Fife returns from a visit in Greenville.

50 YEARS AGO: 1962 W.G. Beanland is honored by the Mississippi Junior Chamber of Commerce at its Distinguished Service Award banquet in Biloxi. • Services are held for Mrs. Orsola Branciere. • Joseph W. Foster dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 Gene Trevilion dies. • Robert E. Phillips celebrates his third birthday. • Warren Central beats Vicksburg 75-65 to advance to a basketball tournament semifinal round against Jim Hill.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Shandra Geter, 18, is injured when her vehicle collides with the rear of a pickup driven by George Darden of Rolling Fork. • J.E. “Red” Bagby dies. • Soccer players of the week are Shea Hammond and Becky Seemann, both of Vicksburg High School; Dave Heard, Lori Douglas and Susan Russell, all of Warren Central High School; and Remy Massey of St. Aloysius.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 The Rev. Clifton McInnis Jr. is named the first rector emeritus in the 130-year history of The Church of the Holy Trinity. Episcopal, for two decades of service to the congregation. • Ura A. Herrod dies. • Alan Powers announces his resignation as principal of Vicksburg Catholic School.

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On the campaign trail

Hispanics in spotlight as GOP race intensifies JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — More than a million Hispanic voters are the prize as Republican presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich resume campaigning after a feisty, final debate before Florida’s GOP primary. Romney was the aggressor in the second debate in four days Thursday night, pressing Gingrich to apologize for an ad labeling him as anti-immigrant and calling the idea “repulsive.” Both men arranged for appearances today in Miami with the Hispanic Leadership Network on the day after the

Newt Gringrich

Mitt Romney

debate. The state has roughly 1.5 million Hispanic voters, who figure to play prominently in next Tuesday’s Florida primary. Immigration sparked the first clash Thursday night,

Sen. Rick Santorum

Rep. Ron Paul

moments after the debate opened, when Gingrich responded to a question by saying Romney was the most anti-immigrant of all four contenders on stage. “That’s simply inexcusable,” the former Massachusetts gover-

Grandmother’s remains found in storage unit CLEARWATER, Fla. — Police in Florida found a woman’s skeletal remains, which were being kept in a storage unit. The discovery Thursday came after the manager of the self-storage business in Clearwater called a woman because she was behind on her rent. The woman told him her grandmother was in the storage unit. Police found the remains inside a blue coffin. The woman told police her own mother told her about the remains as she was on her deathbed last year. Police recovered a death certificate for the woman, who died in 1995. Medical examiners told police the grandmother’s body had been properly processed for


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS burial but it was unclear why the body was in the storage unit.

Texas executes killer in ’94 rape, death HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A convicted killer has been executed in Texas for the abduction, rape and strangulation of a 38-year-old woman 18 years ago. Rodrigo ThirtyHernandez eight-yearold Rodrigo Hernandez

received lethal injection Thursday for killing Susan Verstegen more than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal.

School bans boots over cell phones POTTSTOWN, Pa. — A suburban Philadelphia middle school’s ban on a popular type of fur-lined boots isn’t about fashion, it’s about cell phones. Pottstown Middle School parents were informed of the new ban on the unlaced boots Wednesday. District community relations director John Armato said students are using the boots to hide cell phones and bring them into class.

nor responded. Gingrich fired back that Romney misled voters by running an ad accusing the former House speaker of once referring to Spanish as “the language of the ghetto.” Gingrich claimed he was referring to a multitude of languages, not just Spanish. Romney initially said, “I doubt it’s mine,” but moderator Wolf Blitzer pointed out that Romney, at the ad’s conclusion, says he approved the message. Gingrich rushed out an ad using debate footage that raised questions about Rom-

ney’s credibility, including his ownership of the languagedriven commercial. “If we can’t trust Romney in a debate, how can we trust him in the White House,” a narrator says in the Gingrich ad. The debate was the 19th since the race for the Republican nomination began last year, and came five days before the Florida primary. Opinion polls make the race a close one, showing a slight advantage for Romney, with two other contenders, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Texas Rep. Ron Paul far behind.

Paul has already made clear his intention to skip Florida in favor of smaller, less-expensive states. And Santorum, who had been campaigning aggressively here, conceded Thursday that he’s better off sitting at his own kitchen table Saturday doing his taxes instead of campaigning in a state where he simply can’t keep up with the GOP frontrunners. Outside advisers are urging him to pack up in Florida completely and not spend another minute in a state where he is cruising toward a loss.


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smart money Q: My husband is 54 and is recently retired. He makes between $66,000 and $73,000 annually from his pension. I estimate, because my husband’s ex is taking him to court for her share of his pension, and the courts have not yet ruled on what her share is. Once he’s done with court, our income combined may range from $138,000 to $144,000 per year. In our savings, we have about $20,000. We have four children, ages 9 to 14, and my husband and I do not file taxes together. Our total monthly debt is about $9,000. We have no credit card debt. We do have a home equity line of credit with an outstanding balance of $6,000. Our priBRUCE mary residence has a mortgage, and we have three rental properties with mortgages (all rented, only one with a profit). We have 3 1/2 acres of land, title free, and our normal utilities, phone, satellite TV and normal expenses for our children. I figure if we double up on the mortgages, in six years


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we could have our house paid off. The current mortgage balance is $147,000; our monthly payment is $800. Given our situation, when is it too soon to pay off our mortgage? — Lyn, via e-mail A: You have a current mortgage of $147,000. Even if you wanted to pay it off, how would you do so? I don’t see where the money is coming from. Further, you mentioned that you have three rental properties with mortgages, and two of the three are not making a profit. I question your math as well. If you’re paying $800 a month, that’s $9,600 a year. If you doubled up, that would be a total of $19,200 a year, which multiplied by six years is $115,200. Part of that sum would go to pay taxes and very likely insurance out of your escrow account. Even if the entire $115,200 were paid against principal, you wouldn’t come close to paying off your mortgage. You would have to pay closer to $24,500 a year. Why fo you file taxes separately. People with a decent but modest income very seldom save by filing separately. I think some recalculating on your part needs to take place. •

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama called today for an overhaul of the higher education financial aid system, warning that colleges and universities that fail to control spiraling tuition costs could lose federal funds. The election year proposal was also a political appeal to young people and working families, two important voting blocs for Obama. But the initiative faces long odds in Congress, which must approve nearly all aspects of the pres-

ident’s plan. Speaking to students at the University of Michigan, Obama said the nation’s ecoPresident Barack nomic future would depend Obama in large part on making sure every American can afford a world-class education. “We are putting colleges on notice,” Obama said. “You can’t assume that you’ll just

jack up tuition every single year. If you can’t stop tuition from going up, then the funding you get from taxpayers each year will go down.” Obama first announced the outlines of the financial aid proposal during Tuesday’s State of the Union address. His plan targets what is known as “campus based” aid given to colleges to distribute in areas such as Perkins loans or in work study programs. Of the $142 billion in federal grants and loans distributed in the last school year, about $3 bil-

lion went to these programs. His plan calls for increasing that type of aid to $10 billion annually. He also wants to create a “Race to the Top” competition in higher education similar to the one his administration used on K-12 to encourage states to better use higher education dollars in exchange for $1 billion in prize dollars. A second competition called “First in the World” would encourage innovation to boost productivity on campuses.

Ford falls short on Wall Street, Stocks slip but North American profits up after report DEARBORN, Mich. — An accounting change boosted Ford’s fourth-quarter net income, but without the gain the company fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Weak sales in Europe and lower production in Thailand eroded Ford’s profits. Investors punished the stock in pre-market trading, where shares fell nearly 5 percent to $12.14. Ford earned $13.6 billion in the fourth quarter, due to a decision to move deferred tax assets back onto its books. Without that change, the company’s pre-tax operating profit totaled $1.1 billion, or 20 cents per share, missing analysts’ forecasts of 25 cents. The company lost money in Europe and Asia in the fourth quarter. But its North American operating profit rose 33 percent to $889 million. “The quarter was really driven by North America,” Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth said. Booth also said November flooding in Thailand, which affected its parts suppliers, had a greater impact than the company expected. Ford lost 34,000 units of production in Thailand and in South Africa, which relies on Thai-made parts. He said the company also saw higher costs for steel and other commodities. Ford spent $2.3 billion more on commodities in 2011 than the prior year, or $100 million more than it had forecast. Europe’s debt crisis weighed on car sales in that region.

Tweets to be censored according to country SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has refined its technology so it can censor messages on a country-by-country basis. The additional flexibility announced Thursday is likely to raise fears that Twitter’s

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS commitment to free speech might be weakening as the short-messaging company expands into new countries in an attempt to broaden its audience and make more money. But Twitter sees the censorship tool as a way to ensure individual messages, or “tweets,” remain available to as many people as possible while it navigates a gauntlet of different laws around the world. Before, when Twitter erased a tweet it disappeared throughout the world. Now, a tweet containing content breaking a law in one country can be taken down there and still be seen elsewhere. Twitter will post a censorship notice whenever a tweet is removed.

Report: D.C. staffers owe billions in taxes WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has preached that all Americans should pay their fair share in taxes, but a government report finds that

tens of thousands of federal employees — from staffers in Congress to federal agencies and even Obama’s executive office — collectively owe the government billions in back taxes. Data from the Internal Revenue Service found that more than 279,000 federal employees and retirees owed $3.4 billion in back income taxes as of Sept. 30, 2010. The data showed that 467 employees of the House of Representatives, or about 4.2 percent of the workforce, owed more than $8.5 million. In the Senate, 217 employees, or about 3 percent of the workforce, owed $2.13 million. Obama’s staff was not immune, either, with 36 people in Obama’s executive office of nearly 1,800 workers — about 2 percent — owing the government $833,970 in back taxes.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mostly lower today after the government reported the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than economists had expected in the fourth quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 57 points, or 0.4 percent, to 12,678 shortly after 10 a.m. The S&P 500 index fell 2 points to 1,316. The Nasdaq composite edged up 6 to 2,811. The Commerce Department said the economy grew at a modest 2.8 percent in the final three months of last year. Economists had expected 3 percent growth. Among stocks making big moves, Chevron Corp. fell 3 percent, the most of the 30 stocks in the Dow average, after the energy company’s fourth-quarter revenue and earnings per share came in well below what analysts were expecting. Oil and natural gas production declined in the quarter. Starbucks Corp. fell 2 percent after reporting late Thursday that that full year results were likely to come in less than expectations. Procter & Gamble Co., which makes Tide, Crest and other consumer products, fell less than 1 percent after cutting its earnings outlook. Legg Mason fell 5 percent after the investment management company’s earnings fell in half as clients pulled money out of the firm.

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Army chief sees greater role for National Guard, reserves WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s decision to cut the size of the Army by 80,000 soldiers will force the military to rely more on the National Guard and reserves, particularly if the U.S. gets into two major, long-term combat operations at the same time, according to the top Army officer. Gen. Raymond Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, said he is comfortable with the mandate to go from 570,000 soldiers during the height of the Iraq war to 490,000 by 2017. But he suggested that the U.S. will now have to keep its reserve forces at a higher level of readiness than it did before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan pressed tens of thousands citizen soldiers into service to buttress the active duty Army. He also said his support for the force cuts hinges on the fact that the Army will have five more years to make the

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno speaks at the Pentagon today. reductions, largely through normal attrition. He acknowledged, however, that a small number of officers may have to be forced to leave. As the Iraq war dragged on, the Pentagon had to recruit thousands of additional active duty soldiers and beef up and

repeatedly tap reserve brigades in order to meet the combat demands there and in Afghanistan. For roughly eight years, the U.S. battled in both countries at the same time, stretching and straining the Army nearly to the point of breaking.

Meeting that type of commitment with an Army of 490,000 would not work, Odierno said. “Do I have the capability to go into Korea and meet the requirements, yes,” he said, when asked about the risks of a smaller force. “Do I have the ability to stay there for 10 years? No.” If the military had to fight two large, simultaneous, longterm wars, he said, the U.S. would rely more heavily on its allies in the region and call for a massive mobilization of the reserves. “Because of the fact that they (Guard and reserves) have been involved in combat operations for very long period of time, we are going to come up with a readiness model that will keep them at a little bit higher level than they have been in the past,” Odierno told reporters during an interview in his Pentagon office. And if needed, he said, the U.S. would

use reserves to “buy us time to increase the active component” to wage two large, intensive wars. A battle-hardened leader who commanded troops during three tours in Iraq — including as top commander there from 2008 to 2010 — Odierno has taken on a broad restructuring of the Army in order to save money while retaining the fighting capabilities needed to go to war. Over the long-term, U.S. officials said they are planning to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to possibly as low as 32. Odierno said eight brigades will be shelved over the next several years, and officials will decide in months if additional units should go. Officials said the changes will likely increase the size of each combat brigade — generally by adding another battalion — in a long-term effort to ensure that those remaining brigades are robust and able.

“We were set up to be an incubator (for tourism programs), not a sponsor,” board member Lamar Roberts said. VCVB executive director Bill Seratt said Riverfest is a major music event, adding, “We are not known as a music destination despite our being on the river and between Memphis and New Orleans. I think we need to help keep this alive. We need to make this a signature event.” In another matter, Seratt said the VCVB will hold a public launch of its new tourism marketing program at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13 at the Vicks-

burg Convention Center. The board hired the Nashville-based North Star firm for $62,000 in October 2010 to do a two-phase project to reshape the city’s brand for tourism. North Star’s project included research, insight and evaluation to determine the public’s perception of Vicksburg and developing a new strategy for marketing the area. The company presented a report on its research in June and suggested that a marketing strategy for Vicksburg should include the city’s place in American history

and Southern culture and its relationship with the Mississippi River. In other action, the board: • Learned that hospitality tax revenue for December was $90,477, up 7 percent over the $84,662 in December 2010. The VCVB is funded by a 1 percent tax levied on area hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays, as well as purchases at bars and restaurants in Vicksburg. Seratt said the December hotel occupancy rate was 43.2 percent, about 2.1 percent higher than December 2010. • Approved several changes

in the board’s bylaws, including a provision allowing board members who are unable to attend a meeting to participate through a telephone or video conference connection. • Learned the VCVB’s Visitors Centers had 2,204 visitors in December, 672 more than December 2010. • Approved $1,500 in support for the Annual Run Thru History at the Vicksburg National Military Park on March 3. • Approved financial reports. • Approved minutes for the Jan. 5 meeting.

in September and work is about 75 percent complete, Corps officials said about two weeks ago. A long-range goal to raise about 11 miles of levee between the two locations depends on funding, though one segment is under contract, Corps officials have said. “Each damaged location has been characterized by its likelihood of failure and potential consequences if there is a failure,” said Scott Whitney, regional flood risk manager for the Division. He said the Corps will use a web-based application called

CorpsMap and information papers to send out the information. The Corps said in December that there was a significant risk of more flooding along the Birds Point Floodway, where it blew three holes in a levee to relieve pressure as floods threatened nearby Cairo, Ill. The floodway levee is designed to be breached in cases of extreme flooding. It has been rebuilt to 55 feet, but still needs to be raised to 62.5 feet, he said. “A couple more areas that we haven’t fixed but know where they are, are where

the river tried to change course,” Anderson said. He said the biggest of those was just north of Tiptonville, Tenn. Another, less seriously damaged area is north of Louisiana’s Old River Control Structure, built in 1962 to keep the Atchafalaya River from capturing the Mississippi. The bank there had been covered with concrete mats tied together with steel wire to keep the current from scouring out the riverbank. “The force of the river was so strong along that bend that it tore up some of those revetments and gouged out

a large section of the bank,” Anderson said. Other Corps divisions are in charge of repairs along the Ohio and Missouri rivers. Most of the damage along the Mississippi River is from St. Louis south, he said. By and large, the levees and other structures did what they were supposed to, he said “The river was constantly attacking,” Anderson said. “It pummeled the system itself, but it never did knock it down.”

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy E. Webb and the Rev. Frank Terry officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service.

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She was 84. Mrs. Walker was retired from Old Southern Tea Room where she was head cook. She is a member of Triumphant M.B. Church. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Willie Tucker Anderson Services for Willie “Lil Bit” Tucker Anderson will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wayside Apostolic Church with Bishop Frank Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Anderson, who was a former resident of Vicksburg, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo. She was 71. She was a retired nurse and a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Angie B. Tucker; and her husband, James Anderson. Survivors include two sons, Jery Anderson and Eric Anderson, both of St. Louis; a brother, L.T. Tucker of Vicksburg; two sisters, River Lee Perkins of Vicksburg and Doristine Tucker of St. Louis; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Ronald Chambers GREENVILLE — Ronald





Mostly clear tonight, lows in the upper 30s; mostly clear Saturday, highs in the mid-50s

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

LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Mostly clear and colder; highs in the 60s, lows in the 20s

TONIGHT Mostly clear, lows in the upper 30s

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Assessments began as soon as the floodwaters went down, he said, and repairs are under way in parts of Missouri. Repair of levees north of Vicksburg involves rebuilding sections where sand boils cropped up before and during the river’s historic rise in May. It crested at 57.1 feet in Vicksburg, or 14.1 feet above flood stage. Relief wells and a 1,700-foot berm are in place to control seepage at Buck Chute, west of Eagle Lake. About 1,500 feet of weak earth is being reinforced at Lake Albemarle. A $3.1 million contract to do both areas started



VCVB She said about 8,000 people attended last year’s event. “We have Easton Corbin, the Honey Island Swamp Band, the Dirty Guv’nahs from Nashville, Band Camp, The Chill, Patrick Smith and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band,” she said. “We have a full entertainment lineup. We have headliners both nights.” Some board members balked at contributing $25,000. “That’s a big jump from $5,000 to $25,000,” board member Betty Bullard said. She suggested doubling last year’s contribution.


Chambers, formerly of Lorman, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Greenville. He was 53. Harris Funeral Homes of Greenville has charge of arrangements.

Linda Sue Barrentine McGraw Linda Sue Barrentine McGraw died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Baptist Desoto Memorial Hospital in Southaven. She was 63. Born in Ruleville, she was the daughter of the late Joe Leonard and Alice Pearl Whitten Barrentine of Vicksburg. Mrs. McGraw was a former resident of Vicksburg and Greenville. She was member of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Marty Lee McGraw of Petal; two daughters, Sharon Renee Latham (Danny) of Hernando and Jennifer Lynn McGraw of Jackson; one grandson, Michael Dylan McGraw of Petal; one granddaughter, Mary Alice Latham of Hernando; four sisters, Tressie Lee Webb of Leland, JoAnn Jackson of New Waverly, Texas, Eleanor Mae Terry of Greenville and Martha Jean Anderson of Vicksburg; four brothers, James Edwin Barrentine of Philadelphia, Miss., Terry Dean Barrentine of Magnolia, Texas, Ronald Clayton Barrentine of Dalhart, Texas, and Raymond

Allen Barrentine of Hernando; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, including William Douglas McGraw of Greenville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Pearl Shingler of Vicksburg; and two brothers, Lester Earl Barrentine and John Lewis Barrentine of Vicksburg.

Nancy B. Walker Nancy B. Walker died

saturday-sunday Mostly clear and colder; highs in the 60s, lows in the 20s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 62º Low/past 24 hours............... 42º Average temperature......... 52º Normal this date................... 47º Record low..............12º in 1940 Record high............79º in 1975 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.05 inch This month..............4.28 inches Total/year.................4.28 inches Normal/month......4.79 inches Normal/year...........4.79 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 8:48 A.M. Most active................. 2:37 P.M. Active............................. 9:09 P.M. Most active.................. 2:59 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:30 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:31 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:00

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 27.2 | Change: +1.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 20.7 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 15.9 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.7 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 8.5 | Change: +1.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 12.2 | Change: -2.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................74.4 River....................................74.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 38.8 Sunday.................................... 39.6 Monday.................................. 40.4 Memphis Saturday................................. 21.2 Sunday.................................... 22.0 Monday.................................. 22.9 Greenville Saturday................................. 34.4 Sunday.................................... 35.8 Monday.................................. 36.9 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 28.0 Sunday.................................... 29.1 Monday.................................. 30.4


On the agenda Meeting Thursday, the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees: • Approved minutes from Dec. 15. • Accepted a $1,432 cash grant for South Park Elementary from International Paper Foundation to purchase books and materials for the reading lounge. • Accepted cash donations: for Dana Road Elementary, $263.74 from MNM Enterprises, dba McDonald’s, for student activities; for Warren Central Junior High School, $500 from Ruthanne Schnell for the music strings program; for Warren Central High School, $7,500 from Entergy and $2,000 from Lockheed Martin for Robotics Team expenses. • Approved amendments to the 2011-12 budget through December and the accounts payable claims docket for January. • Approved personnel matters: compensation for extra duties, December; certified staff recommendations; certified staff resignations; classified staff recommendations; substitute recommendations; and classified change-in-status recommendation. • Approved requests to declare surplus items, delete unusable items from capital asset lists and begin bid process on surplus capital assets. • Approved out-of-state travel for: five members of Beechwood Elementary staff to attend a Closing the Achievement Gap seminar in Metarie, La., Feb. 12-14; Robotics Team to attend the national championship in St. Louis April 25-29 (if team qualifies); WCHS and WCJHS Winter Guard students to attend Winter Guard show in Lafayette, La., March 10; WCHS Winter Guard students to attend international show in Gonzalez, Fla., March 2-5; WCHS NJROTC to attend a rifle competition in Delhi, La., Feb. 16; Vicksburg High School assistant principal Deowarski McDonald and acting WCHS principal Jamie Creel to attend the National Association of School Principals conference in Tampa, Fla., March 9-13; principals Miki Ginn (Bovina), Tammy Burris (Bowmar Avenue) and Ethel Lassiter (Dana Road) to attend The Leader in Me symposium in Athens, Ga., Feb. 1-2; Nancy Robertson to attend the Texas Music Educators Association convention in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 8-11; Paula Johnson to attend the American Association of School Administrators na-

Friday, January 27, 2012 tional conference in Houston, Feb. 16-19; WCHS tennis team to play in Monroe, La., March 23. • Approved submitting an application to the Mississippi Department of Education to receive funding through Title VI’s Rural and Low-Income School Program to provide tutoring, purchase equipment and supplies and provide professional development. • Approved purchase of Read 180 materials from Scholastic Inc., a sole-source supplier, for Warren Central Intermediate (amount unspecified). • Awarded timber sale rights on 16th Section lands to high bidders, Good Hope Inc. (Ballground parcel) for $22,998 and Fred Netterville Lumber Co. (Rawhide parcel) for $206,990. • Approved requests from Supportive Services Department to seek proposals for security services beginning July 1 until June 30, 2013, and to begin bid process for propane heating fuel contract (July 1 through June 30) and waste container service (June 1 through May 31). • Ratified telephone poll votes of board members: Jan. 17, for Eric Larson, Bowmar Elementary, to attend Boks Training in Boston, Jan. 18-19 (no votes recorded for Stirgus and District 5 Trustee Sally Bullard); Jan. 12, for a hearing officer to conduct an employee hearing and board attorney Briggs Hopson to represent the district (unanimous); and Dec. 20, on the salary for Tavares Johnson, VHS football coach (Bullard not voting, Zelmarine Murphy and Jim Stirgus Jr. voting in favor but noting disagreement with extra duty stipend). • Approved hiring a hearing officer and appointed counsel for an employee hearing. • Reviewed without voting an updated district policy regarding homeless students. Final approval will be considered at the February business meeting. • Approved a request from the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department to put up a small building near the maintenance area of 16th Section land in Bovina. In closed session, the board: • Heard a request from a parent but took no action. The board could not divulge the nature of the request, said board attorney Briggs Hopson III. • Considered student transfers and voted to uphold Dr. Elizabeth Swinford’s recommendation to deny them.

Judge denies bid to block Nevada mustang roundups RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada who handed horse protection advocates a rare victory last fall has rejected their latest request to block government roundups of free-roaming mustangs in the West, saying they’ll have to go to Congress if they think the animals are being treated inhumanely and need more protection. U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben granted a temporary restraining order on Aug. 30 that cut short by a day a roundup near the NevadaUtah line after he determined a helicopter flew too close to a horse in violation of the law. But he said during a hearing in Reno Thursday that he was denying a new injunction request from the Texas-based Free Wild Horse Federation partly because the Bureau of Land Management has made some positive changes. He also said he can’t issue injunctions based on speculation about future abuses. “This court is really not in a position to be the overseer of the BLM,” McKibben said.

“This court is not going to police all gathers in the U.S. or even all gathers in the district of northern Nevada.” “This Court is not Congress, not an administrative agency. We are not the first branch of government. We are not the second branch. We’re here to consider grievances,” he said. His ruling was a disappointment to horse protection advocates buoyed by his court order last fall when he took the BLM to task for its actions at the Triple B complex roundup near the Nevada-Utah line northwest of Ely, Nev. “Your honor, you are the last vestige of hope here,” said Gordon Cowan, a lawyer for the group. “Basically, there is no other accountability.” Erik Petersen, a Justice Department lawyer representing BLM, said the agency took McKibben’s earlier order seriously and responded with its own internal review of the Triple B roundup “in great part in response to this court’s ruling on the temporary restraining order.”

The Vicksburg Post

VWSD Continued from Page A1. concerns that I had with the assistant superintendent and her intimidating and unprofessional manner, including her frequent threats of termination of my employment...,” Smith wrote. “Two and a half weeks later... I was summoned to (her) office where she presented me with a memorandum accusing me of failing to perform my duties as principal and false accusations concerning my behavior.” Smith, who cited Warren Central’s gains in test scores and state ratings from Academic Watch to Successful in support of his performance, said he requested a hearing, which was provided, and submitted written responses to the allegations. He did not specify the nature or character of the accusations, but said the district did not obtain written documentation of them. He also chastised trustees for a telephone poll vote taken to appoint an interim principal to the WCHS post and accused them of making up their minds on his employment status before they heard the facts. An agenda item trustees unanimously approved Thursday night ratified that Dec. 20 poll, which called for former Vicksburg High School assistant principal and coach Jamie Creel to remain the interim principal

Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Tia Magee, 5, and her sister Tylah, 9, wait in the hallway at the Vicksburg Warren School District Administration Building on Mission 66 for their father, Warren Central Junior of WCHS until the end of the school year. A 4-1 vote was recorded — District 3 Trustee Jim Stirgus Jr. dissenting — and District 2 Trustee Zelmarine Murphy requested that the position be advertised for the 2012-13 school year, according to Thursday night’s agenda item. Trustees listened without comment or reaction as Smith read his statement. District 4 Trustee Joe Loviza abstained in the vote on Smith, who could not be

High Principal Cedric Magee, while their mother, Warren Central Intermediate School Principal Tonya Magee, makes a presentation to the school board.

reached for comment after the meeting or this morning. Board attorney Briggs Hopson said he could not comment on Smith’s potential avenues of appeal. The business meeting included presentations by a state Department of Education team charged with helping two district schools improve their accountability ratings — Vicksburg Junior High and Warren Central Intermediate — or face becoming charter schools,

and by the principals of those schools, Dr. Michael Winters and Tonya Magee, Winters and Magee summarized the findings of the state team and explained the teaching strategies and materials being used to implement the recommendations, particularly with regard to small group, differentiated instruction of students with differing learning styles and abilities and increasing rigor.


SPORTS friday, januar y 27, 2012 • SE C T I O N B PUZZLES B7 | CLASSIFIEDS B8

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college basketball

Ole Miss falters, falls to Florida By David Brandt The Associated Press

Big men on campus Ole Miss frontcourt helps Rebels start strong in SEC play/B4

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL Vicksburg hosts Clinton Today, 6 p.m. Warren Central hosts Greenville-Weston Today, 6 p.m. St. Al at Piney Woods Today, 6 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - The New York Knicks head south to Miami to face LeBron James and the Heat in a star-studded NBA matchup.


Mississippi State soccer player and former Warren Central star was named to the Southeastern Conference’s fall academic honor roll for the third time.

Sidelines Djokovic outlasts Murray at Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic has moved into an Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal after edging Andy Murray in a five-set, almost five-hour semifinal today. Despite appearing tired and sore from the second set, DjokNovak Djokovic ovic rallied to beat Murray 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5 in a rematch of the 2011 final at Melbourne Park to reach his third consecutive Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old Serb finished last year at No. 1 after winning three of the four majors, with his only loss at a Grand Slam coming against Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals. He beat Nadal in six tournament finals last year. Nadal, the 2009 Australian Open winner, beat four-time champion Federer on Thursday to advance. In Saturday’s women’s final, Victoria Azarenka will face 2008 Open winner Maria Sharapova.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-2-4 La. Pick 4: 5-0-8-6 Weekly results: B2

OXFORD — Ole Miss’ old nemesis — a wayward shooting touch — ended what started as a promising upset bid. The Rebels squandered a 16-point lead in the first half before losing 64-60 to No. 14 Florida on Thursday night. Terrance Henry had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Ole Miss (13-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), while Nick Williams added 14 points. The Rebels shot 60.9 percent from the field in the first half and made all six of their 3-point attempts. They couldn’t duplicate that success in the second half, making just 8 of 29 (27.6 percent) from the field. “You’re not going to win many games shooting 27 percent in your own building,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “Our inability to make a play to stop the bleeding put us in a tough spot.” The Gators clawed back from the first-half deficit to win for the sixth time in seven games. Patric Young scored 15 points and Kenny Boynton added 12. “The best thing for us was we never panicked,” Boynton said. “We were playing defense but they hit shots. They hit tough shots and were just killing it. In the second half we guarded the 3-point line a little better, but really, it was just kind of the law of averages.” Boynton admitted keeping cool was tough when Ole Miss was draining 3-pointers in the first half in front of a raucous crowd at Tad Smith Coliseum. The Rebels’ dead-eye shooting was a shock considering they came into the game as the worst 3-point shooting team in the SEC, making just 27.2 percent. Florida (16-4, 4-1) fell behind 20-4 in the opening minutes and trailed 38-28 at halftime. But the Gators worked their

rogelio solis•The associated press


Above, Florida’s Mike Rosario (3) and Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway (31) fight for a rebound in the first half Thursday. At left, Florida’s Patric Young (4) throws down a second-half dunk. Young scored 15 points as No. 14 Florida beat Ole Miss, 64-60.

• SEC standings/B2 • Big men help Ole Miss find early-season success in SEC play/B4 way back thanks to lockdown defense and clutch 3-pointers from Boynton and Mike Rosario. Young was 7-of-10 from the field off the bench despite playing with tendinitis in his right ankle. Erving Walker had 10 points and nine assists. “I thought that our guys stayed the course,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “I See Ole Miss, Page B4.

UTEP hands Southern Miss seventh straight loss Southern Miss’ Jamierra Faulkner almost had a tripledouble Thursday night. Unfortunately, she wasn’t the best player on the court. G l o r i a B r ow n s c o r e d 27 points and snagged 19 rebounds, went 17-of-19 from the foul line and led UTEP to a 70-63 victory over Southern Miss in Hattiesburg. Faulkner finished with 20 points, 11 assists and eight steals, but it wasn’t enough to keep Southern Miss (6-14, 0-7 Conference USA) from losing its seventh consecutive game. Niesha Pierce added 13 points for Southern Miss and Tanecka Carey scored 12. Kelli Willingham had 13 points and Kristine Vitola 12 for UTEP (18-2, 7-0), which went 5-of-8 from the foul line in the final minute to seal the victory. Southern Miss was within two possessions twice in the last four minutes, at 60-56 and 65-60 with 1:17 remaining, but couldn’t get any closer. “No doubt this was the best game we’ve played,” USM coach Joye Lee-McNelis said. “We played as a team, we shared the ball and players

WC finds bright spot in defeat By Jeff Byrd

women’s basketball

From staff reports

prep soccer

hit buckets. Other than the first two-minutes to start the second half, I thought this was the best we’ve played all year. This is something we can take and build on.”

Arkansas 51, MSU 35 Mississippi State’s modest win streak came to an abrupt end Thursday night. Ashley Daniels had 10 points and 14 rebounds, C’eira Ricketts scored 14 points, and Arkansas (15-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) routed Mississippi State (13-7, 3-4) in Starkville. The Lady Bulldogs shot just 25.5 percent for the game, went 1-for-15 from 3-point range, and recorded their lowest point total since an 84-31 loss to LSU in 2008. It was MSU’s worst home loss since an 82-32 defeat against Auburn in 1986. Martha Alwal grabbed 14 rebounds for State. Along with Porsha Porter, she also led the team in scoring with seven points. Mississippi State trailed 34-30 with 10:17 left in the game, but didn’t make another field goal. Arkansas finished the game with a 13-3 run for its third straight win in the series.

Ryan Moore•The associated press

Southern Miss point guard Jamierra Faulkner, right, shoots a layup as UTEP’s Kelli Willingham watches during Thursday’s game in Hattiesburg. UTEP won, 71-63.

South Carolina 61, Ole Miss 43 Markeshia Grant scored 20 points, La’Keisha Sutton added 17 and South Carolina (16-5, 5-3 SEC) used an 11-2 run to pull away in the second half and beat Ole Miss (12-9, 2-6). Sutton hit four 3-point-

ers in the first half and five in the game. Valencia McFarland and Tia Faleru scored 12 points apiece for Ole Miss. Faleru also had nine rebounds. South Carolina led 35-18 at halftime, but Ole Miss cut it See Women, Page B4.

SOUTHAVEN — This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Warren Central after the loss of seven starters, including leading scorer Erik Chappell. Instead, the Vikings matched last season’s win total of 14 — and, unlike last year, made the Class 6A playoffs. Their run came to a sudden end Tuesday with a first-round loss to DeSoto Central, 2-1 in a first-round game. The defeat ended WC’s season at 14-6-2. The Vikings succeeded this year because they got strong seasons from senior forwards Chandler Bounds and Ahstin Greer. Bounds led the team with 16 goals and 12 assists, while Greer had 14 goals and five assists. One reason Bounds and Greer were successful was the play of foreign exchange students Oscar Kjellberg and Alberto Capeleto. Kjellberg anchored the team from the center midfield position, while Capeleto might have been the Vikings’ best sweeper during its run of four straight winning seasons. Kjellberg, from Sweden, has been selected to play in next month’s Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star game. Bounds said the season exceeded his expectations. “I was surprised at how well we did,” Bounds said. “We were supposed to be a .500 team and we wound up 14-6. We were ranked in the top 10 for most of the season. We beat Northwest Rankin.” WC coach Greg Head was proud of his team’s effort. “With the season we had, you just have to be pleased with how hard this team played,” Head said. “We played through a lot of adversity. We thought it was going to be a rebuilding year, but we got off to a great start. Then injuries started to take their toll. We lost Jade Pollock, who was a starting defender. Still, we played a lot of tough teams like Clinton and DeSoto Central to 2-1 games.” WC girls’ coach Trey Banks is going to miss the seven seniors who formed the core of back-to-back playoff teams. The Lady Vikes finished 11-9-2, bettering last year’s mark of 10 wins. Another plus for Banks is the emerging talent of his younger players, like freshman Kylee Burke and eighthgrader Drew Barnes. Both players had strong defensive games in Tuesday’s 3-1 playoff loss to DeSoto Central. “I’m going to miss my seven seniors a lot, but I also really like what I have in my seventh and eighth grades,” Banks said. “They learned how to do things right because of our seniors.” Senior forward Taylor Hanes had WC’s lone goal against DeSoto, and that gave her the team lead for the year with 13. Hanes and sweeper Toree Danczyk are signed to play in junior college next fall. Senior midfielder Lindsey Barfield had 12 goals and nine assists and is headed to the MAC All-Star game. Senior keeper Katie Humphries had 13 saves against DeSoto and finished the year with 136.


Friday, January 27, 2012

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Junior welterweights, Ruslan Provodnikov (19-10) vs. David Torres (21-2-2) EXTREME SPORTS 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Winter X Games GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open 3 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship TENNIS 2 a.m. ESPN2 - Australian Open, women’s championship COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network Yale at Harvard 6:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network Colgate at Cornell 7 p.m. Big Ten - St. Cloud State at Minnesota NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - New York at Miami 9:30 p.m. NBATV - Oklahoma City at Golden State COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPNU - Iona at Fairfield 8 p.m. ESPNU - Boston University at Stony Brook WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. FSN - Florida State at North Carolina State 7:30 p.m. FSN - Duke at Clemson


from staff & AP reports

College football Ole Miss QB Wallace cited for alcohol possession OXFORD — New Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was cited for underage possession of alcohol last week. Wallace was cited at a downtown Oxford bar at 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 19. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement that he’s aware of the citation and any discipline “will address it internally.” Wallace transferred to Ole Miss this semester from East Mississippi Community College, and is expected to compete for the starting job with returners Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt.

NBA Nowitzki expected to return Sunday DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki says he’s had a good week of work and is shooting to return to the Dallas Mavericks’ lineup Sunday. Nowitzki spoke to reporters after practice Thursday, one day before the star forward will miss his fourth straight game as part of a planned hiatus to strengthen his sore right knee. Coach Rick Carlisle said last weekend that last season’s NBA finals MVP needed some extra time to strengthen his knee and get in better game shape. Carlisle said then that Nowtizki would be out at least four games. The coach says Nowitzki has made progress, though Carlisle isn’t guaranteeing Nowitzki will play Sunday against San Antonio, the last of four consecutive home games. Dallas, which trails San Antonio by one game in the Southwest Division standings, is home against Utah tonight.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan. 27 1973 — UCLA, led by Bill Walton, sets an NCAA record for consecutive victories with its 61st win, an 82-63 victory over Notre Dame. UCLA breaks the record of 60 set by San Francisco in 1956. Walton scores 16 points, grabs 15 rebounds and blocks 10 shots. 1982 — Geoff Houston of the Cleveland Cavaliers hands out 27 assists, two short of the NBA record, and scores 24 points in a 110-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. 1991 — The New York Giants survive the closest Super Bowl ever when Scott Norwood’s 47-yard field goal attempt with 8 seconds left in the game goes wide. The Giants win their second Super Bowl in five years, 20-19 over the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. 1993 — American Chad Rowan is awarded the highest rank in sumo wrestling, the ancient Japanese sport, making him the first foreign “yokozuna.” The 6-foot8, 455-pounder from Honolulu, becomes the 64th person to hold the top rank in the sport’s history.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard nfl

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Alcorn St. at Southern, 4 p.m. Jackson St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 5 p.m. Texas Southern at Alabama A&M, 5:30 p.m. Grambling at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7 p.m. ———

NFL Playoffs

Wild-card round

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

Divisional Playoffs

Top 25 Schedule

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

Conference Championships

Jan. 22 New England 23, Baltimore 20 N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17, OT

Pro Bowl

Sunday At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 6 p.m.

Super Bowl

Feb. 5 At Indianapolis N.Y. Giants vs. New England, 5:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Philadelphia...................12 Boston...........................8 New York.......................7 New Jersey...................6 Toronto..........................6

L 6 9 11 13 13

Pct .667 .471 .389 .316 .316

GB — 3 1/2 5 6 1/2 6 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................13 Atlanta...........................13 Orlando..........................12 Washington....................3 Charlotte........................3

L 5 6 6 15 16

Central Division

W Chicago.........................16 Indiana...........................12 Milwaukee......................7 Cleveland.......................7 Detroit............................4

L 4 5 10 10 15

Pct GB .722 — .684 1/2 .667 1 .167 10 .158 10 1/2 Pct GB .800 — .706 2 1/2 .412 7 1/2 .412 7 1/2 .211 11 1/2


W San Antonio...................12 Dallas.............................11 Memphis........................10 Houston.........................10 New Orleans.................3

L 7 8 8 8 15

Pct .632 .579 .556 .556 .167

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............15 Denver...........................13 Utah...............................10 Portland.........................11 Minnesota......................8

L 3 5 6 8 10

GB — 1 1 1/2 1 1/2 8 1/2

Pct .833 .722 .625 .579 .444

GB — 2 4 4 1/2 7

W L Pct L.A. Clippers..................10 6 .625 L.A. Lakers....................11 8 .579 Phoenix..........................6 11 .353 Golden State.................6 11 .353 Sacramento...................6 13 .316 Thursday’s Games Boston 91, Orlando 83 L.A. Clippers 98, Memphis 91 Today’s Games Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m. Washington at Houston, 7 p.m. Orlando at New Orleans, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Denver, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New York at Houston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 8 p.m.

GB — 1/2 4 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2

Pacific Division


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 6 0 1.000 20 1 .952 Vanderbilt........... 5 1 .833 15 5 .750 Florida................. 4 1 .800 16 4 .800 Mississippi St... 4 2 .667 17 4 .810 Arkansas............. 3 2 .600 15 5 .750 Ole Miss............ 3 3 .500 13 7 .650 Alabama............. 2 4 .333 13 7 .650 Auburn................ 2 4 .333 12 8 .600 LSU..................... 2 4 .333 12 8 .600 South Carolina... 1 4 .200 9 10 .474 Tennessee.......... 1 4 .200 9 11 .450 Georgia............... 1 5 .167 10 10 .500 Thursday’s Game Florida 64, Ole Miss 60 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Arkansas at Alabama, 12:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Florida, 12:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Kentucky at LSU, 3 p.m. Auburn at Tennessee, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Southern Miss.. 5 1 .833 18 3 .857 Memphis............. 5 1 .833 14 6 .700 UCF.................... 5 2 .714 15 5 .750 Tulsa................... 5 2 .714 12 9 .571 Marshall.............. 4 2 .667 13 7 .650 UTEP.................. 3 3 .500 10 10 .500 Tulane................. 2 4 .333 14 6 .700 Rice.................... 2 4 .333 11 10 .524 SMU.................... 2 4 .333 10 10 .500 Houston.............. 2 4 .333 9 9 .500 UAB.................... 2 4 .333 7 12 .368 East Carolina...... 0 6 .000 9 10 .474 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Tulsa at SMU, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 6 p.m. East Carolina at UAB, 7 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 7 p.m. UTEP at Houston, 7 p.m. Marshall at Memphis, 8 p.m. ———


Thursday’s Games 7 North Carolina 74, North Carolina St. 55 14 Florida 64, Ole Miss 60 25 Wisconsin 57, No. 16 Indiana 50 19 Virginia 66, Boston College 49 21 Saint Mary’s 71, Loyola Marymount 64 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky at LSU, 3 p.m. No. 2 Missouri vs. Texas Tech, 12:30 p.m. No. 3 Syracuse vs. West Virginia, Noon No. 5 Kansas at Iowa St., 1 p.m. No. 6 Baylor vs. Texas, Noon No. 8 Duke vs. St. John’s, 11 a.m. No. 9 Georgetown at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. No. 11 Murray St. vs. Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 12 UNLV at Air Force, 8 p.m. No. 13 San Diego St. at Colorado St., 3 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. No. 18 Miss. St., 12:30 p.m. No. 15 Creighton vs. Bradley, 7:05 p.m. No. 17 Marquette at Villanova, 11 a.m. No. 19 Virginia at North Carolina St., 7 p.m. No. 21 Saint Mary’s (Cal) at BYU, 8 p.m. No. 22 Kansas St. vs. Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Ohio St. vs. No. 20 Michigan, Noon No. 7 North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech, 5 p.m. No. 16 Indiana vs. Iowa, 5 p.m. No. 24 Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, 11 a.m. ——— No. No. No. No. No.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT MVSU................. 7 0 1.000 8 11 .421 Southern U......... 6 2 .750 10 11 .476 Texas Southern.. 5 2 .714 6 13 .316 Prairie View........ 4 3 .571 8 12 .400 Alabama St......... 4 3 .571 7 12 .368 Jackson St........ 3 4 .429 5 14 .263 Alabama A&M.... 2 5 .286 4 12 .250 Grambling St...... 2 5 .286 2 15 .118 Alcorn St........... 2 6 .250 5 15 .250 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 1 6 .143 2 18 .100

Mississippi college schedule

Thursday’s Games Florida 64, Ole Miss 60 Loyola-N.O. 72, William Carey 60 Belhaven 56, Faulkner 49 Mississippi College 78, LeTourneau 61 Today’s Game Millsaps at Southwestern University, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi St. at Florida, 12:30 p.m. Union University at William Carey, 3 p.m. Mississippi College at Texas-Tyler, 3 p.m. Spring Hill at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern, 4 p.m. Delta St. at Christian Brothers, 4 p.m. Jackson St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Edward Waters at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Game Millsaps at Trinity University, 2 p.m. ———

Thursday’s Scores

EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 66, Bryant 63 Lehigh 71, Navy 60 Monmouth (NJ) 58, CCSU 56, OT Quinnipiac 69, Mount St. Mary’s 66, OT Rider 90, St. Peter’s 55 Robert Morris 75, LIU 66 St. Francis (NY) 75, St. Francis (Pa.) 65 Wagner 73, Sacred Heart 54 SOUTH Coastal Carolina 52, Presbyterian 49 Davidson 64, Chattanooga 63 Elon 71, W. Carolina 63 FAU 67, W. Kentucky 66 Florida 64, Ole Miss 60 Furman 69, Coll. of Charleston 63 Gardner-Webb 78, Campbell 72 Jacksonville St. 63, E. Illinois 45 James Madison 59, William & Mary 47 Louisiana Tech 59, Fresno St. 58 Middle Tennessee 71, Troy 58 North Carolina 74, NC State 55 Samford 57, Georgia Southern 55 Tennessee St. 72, UT-Martin 59 Tennessee Tech 82, E. Kentucky 65 UNC Asheville 90, High Point 70 VMI 65, Radford 60 Virginia 66, Boston College 49 Winthrop 65, Liberty 63 Wofford 62, The Citadel 55 MIDWEST Green Bay 75, Valparaiso 60 IPFW 75, N. Dakota St. 66 Milwaukee 53, Butler 42 Nebraska 79, Iowa 73 North Dakota 80, NJIT 63 Oakland 92, S. Dakota St. 87 SE Missouri 65, Austin Peay 60 Wisconsin 57, Indiana 50 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Little Rock 75, South Alabama 50 Oral Roberts 97, South Dakota 64 FAR WEST Arizona 85, Washington St. 61 Cal St.-Fullerton 70, CS Northridge 68 Colorado 74, Southern Cal 50 Denver 66, Arkansas St. 52 Gonzaga 74, Portland 62 Idaho 74, San Jose St. 66 Idaho St. 99, N. Colorado 94, 2OT Long Beach St. 77, UC Riverside 70, OT Montana 74, E. Washington 60 Montana St. 70, Portland St. 65 Nevada 68, New Mexico St. 60 Pacific 61, Cal Poly 51 S. Utah 57, UMKC 47 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 71, Loyola Marymount 64 San Diego 65, Pepperdine 56 San Francisco 90, Santa Clara 77 UCLA 76, Utah 49 Utah St. 77, Hawaii 72 Utah Valley 65, Chicago St. 56 Washington 60, Arizona St. 54

No. 14 FLORIDA 64, OLE MISS 60

FLORIDA (16-4) Yeguete 0-1 0-1 0, Murphy 3-7 0-0 7, Boynton 4-12 0-1 12, Walker 3-7 2-2 10, Beal 4-7 1-2 9, Rosario 2-5 2-2 8, Young 7-10 1-3 15, Wilbekin 1-2 0-0 3, Prather 0-0 0-0 0, Larson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 6-11 64. OLE MISS (13-7) Henry 9-16 0-1 21, Buckner 2-6 1-2 5, Holloway 3-7 2-2 8, Williams 5-11 0-0 14, Summers 1-6 5-6 7, Cox 1-5 0-0 2, White 1-1 0-0 2, Aniefiok 0-0 1-2 1, Short 0-0 0-0 0, Kendrick 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 9-13 60. Halftime—Ole Miss 38-28. 3-Point Goals—Florida 10-27 (Boynton 4-10, Walker 2-4, Rosario 2-5, Wilbekin 1-2, Murphy 1-3, Beal 0-3), Ole Miss 7-12 (Williams 4-6, Henry 3-5, Summers 0-1). Fouled Out—Holloway. Rebounds—Florida 23 (Murphy, Yeguete, Young 4), Ole Miss 41 (Henry 10). Assists—Florida 21 (Walker 9), Ole Miss 12 (Summers 6). Total Fouls—Florida 15, Ole Miss 16. A—7,488.

Tank McNamara

women’s basketball


Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No. 1 Baylor 89, Oklahoma 58 No. 6 Kentucky 66, Auburn 48 No. 7 Tennessee 86, Alabama 56 Virginia Tech 75, No. 8 Maryland 69 No. 9 Ohio St. 73, Indiana 55 No. 10 Miami 64, Wake Forest 39 No. 12 Green Bay 60, Butler 36 No. 13 Purdue 80, Northwestern 70 No. 15 Delaware 75, Hofstra 67 Vanderbilt 68, No. 17 Georgia 48 No. 18 Penn St. 77, Michigan 56 No. 19 Nebraska 60, Iowa 53 No. 22 Gonzaga 79, Loyola Marymount 61 Today’s Game No. 5 Duke at Clemson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Baylor vs. Kansas, 7 p.m. No. 2 Notre Dame at St. John’s, 11 a.m. No. 3 Connecticut vs. South Florida, Noon No. 4 Stanford vs. California, 4 p.m. No. 12 Green Bay at Valparaiso, 1:35 p.m. No. 13 Purdue at Iowa, 2 p.m. No. 16 Louisville vs. Villanova, 1 p.m. No. 21 Texas Tech vs. Texas, 2 p.m. No. 22 Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s, 4 p.m. No. 23 BYU at Santa Clara, 4 p.m. No. 23 DePaul at Seton Hall, 1 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 6 Kentucky vs. Alabama, 1 p.m. No. 7 Tennessee at No. 17 Georgia, 4 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State at Minnesota, Noon No. 10 Miami at Boston College, 4 p.m. No. 11 Rutgers at No. 20 Georgetown, 12:30 p.m. No. 14 Texas A&M vs. Iowa St., 1 p.m. No. 15 Delaware at James Madison, 1 p.m. No. 18 Penn State at Michigan St., 2 p.m. No. 19 Nebraska at Illinois, Noon No. 25 North Carolina at Wake Forest, 1 p.m. ———

Thursday’s Scores

EAST Delaware 84, Hofstra 66 North Dakota 65, NJIT 55 UNC Wilmington 69, Northeastern 64 SOUTH Arkansas 51, Mississippi St. 35 Belmont 57, North Florida 35 Drexel 47, VCU 41 Kentucky 66, Auburn 48 Memphis 71, Marshall 58 Miami 64, Wake Forest 39 SMU 60, Central Florida 48 Savannah St. 74, Talladega 58 South Carolina 61, Ole Miss 43 Stetson 73, Kennesaw St. 68 Tennessee 86, Alabama 56 UTEP 70, Southern Miss 63 Vanderbilt 68, Georgia 48 Virginia Tech 75, Maryland 69 MIDWEST Chicago St. 69, Utah Valley 42 Green Bay 60, Butler 36 Illinois 71, Michigan St. 62, OT Milwaukee 55, Valparaiso 47 Ohio St. 73, Indiana 55 Penn St. 77, Michigan 56 Purdue 80, Northwestern 70 S. Illinois 74, Murray St. 57 Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 72 Youngstown St. 80, Detroit 67 SOUTHWEST Baylor 89, Oklahoma 58 Rice 66, East Carolina 44 UAB 47, Tulsa 40 FAR WEST Arizona St. 63, Washington St. 46 Cal Poly 74, Pacific 64 Colorado 69, Southern Cal 67 E. Washington 67, Montana 57 Fresno St. 76, San Jose St. 49 Gonzaga 79, Loyola Marymount 61 Hawaii 72, Nevada 63 Montana St. 70, Portland St. 50 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 72, Santa Clara 52 San Diego 68, San Francisco 50 UC Davis 51, UC Santa Barbara 47 UC Riverside 70, UC Irvine 67 UCLA 65, Utah 60 Washington 77, Arizona 48

golf Farmers Insurance Open

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP N.Y. Rangers...47 Philadelphia.....48 Pittsburgh........49 New Jersey.....48 N.Y. Islanders..48

W 31 29 28 26 19

L 12 14 17 19 22

OT 4 5 4 3 7

Pts 66 63 60 55 45

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............47 Ottawa.............52 Toronto............49 Montreal...........49 Buffalo.............49

W 31 27 25 19 20

L 14 19 19 21 24

OT 2 6 5 9 5

Pts 64 60 55 47 45

Southeast Division

GP Washington......48 Florida..............48 Winnipeg..........50 Tampa Bay......48 Carolina...........51

W 26 22 22 21 18

L 19 15 22 23 24

OT 3 11 6 4 9

Pts 55 55 50 46 45


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

W 33 29 30 29 13

L 16 13 16 15 30

OT 1 7 4 6 6

Pts 67 65 64 64 32

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......49 Minnesota........49 Colorado..........51 Calgary............50 Edmonton........49

W 30 24 26 23 18

L 15 18 23 21 26

OT 4 7 2 6 5

Pts 64 55 54 52 41

GF 132 162 152 129 115

GA 96 142 127 136 143

GF 171 157 151 130 119

GA 102 160 147 134 149

GF 136 122 124 136 130

GA 137 136 143 165 159

GF 160 124 140 162 115

GA 117 102 127 144 163

GF 158 115 131 120 122

GA 122 126 144 137 142

Pacific Division

GP San Jose.........47 Los Angeles....50 Dallas...............48 Phoenix............50 Anaheim..........48 NOTE: Two points time loss.

W L 27 14 24 16 25 21 22 20 18 23 for a win,

OT 6 10 2 8 7 one

2012 Sprint Cup schedule

Feb. 18 - Budweiser Shootout, Daytona, Fla. (Fox) Feb. 23 - Gatorade Duel, Daytona, Fla. (Speed) Feb. 26 - Daytona 500, Daytona, Fla. (Fox) March 4 - Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix (Fox) March 11 - Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Fox) March 18 - Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Fox) March 25 - Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Fox) April 1 - Goody’s 500, Martinsville, Va. (Fox) April 14 - Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Fox) April 22 - STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Fox) April 28 - Richmond International Raceway (Fox) May 6 - Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Fox) May 12 - Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Fox) x-May 19 - Sprint Showdown, Charlotte, N.C. (Speed) x-May 19 - Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte, N.C. (Speed) May 27 - Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte, N.C. (Fox) June 3 - Dover International Speedway (Fox) June 10 - Pocono 400, Pocono, Pa. (TNT) June 17 - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TNT) June 24 - Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (TNT) June 30 - Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (TNT) July 7 - Coke Zero 400, Daytona, Fla. (TNT) July 15 - Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. (TNT) July 29 - Brickyard 400, Indianapolis, Ind. (ESPN) Aug. 5 - Pennsylvania 400, Pocono, Pa. (ESPN) Aug. 12 - Watkins Glen International (ESPN) Aug. 19 - Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (ESPN) Aug. 25 - Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (ABC) Sept. 2 - AdvoCare 500, Atlanta, Ga. (ESPN) Sept. 8 - Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. (ABC) Chase for the Championship races Sept. 16 - Geico 400, Chicago, Ill. (ESPN) Sept. 23 - Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. (ESPN) Sept. 30 - AAA 400, Dover, Del. (ESPN) Oct. 7 - Talladega Superspeedway (ESPN) Oct. 13 - Bank of America 500, Charlotte, N.C. (ABC) Oct. 21 - Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (ESPN) Oct. 28 - Tums 500, Martinsville, Va. (ESPN) Nov. 4 - Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas (ESPN) Nov. 11 - Kobalt Tools 500, Phoenix (ESPN) Nov. 18 - Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. (ESPN)

Pts GF GA 60 131 110 58 111 111 52 126 136 52 130 134 43 124 144 point for over-

——— Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games All-Star Skills Competition, at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Game All-Star Game, at Ottawa, 3 p.m.

Thursday At La Quinta, Calif. s-Torrey Pines (South Course), 7,698 yards, par 72 (36-36) n-Torrey Pines (North Course), 7,094 yards, par 72 (36-36) First Round a-denotes amateur Spencer Levin..............33-29—62.....................-10n Kyle Stanley.................32-30—62.....................-10n Bill Haas.......................32-31—63.......................-9n Rod Pampling...............31-33—64.......................-8n Josh Teater..................31-33—64.......................-8n John Huh......................32-32—64.......................-8n Vijay Singh...................31-33—64.......................-8n Greg Chalmers.............33-32—65.......................-7n Justin Leonard..............32-33—65.......................-7n Camilo Villegas............33-32—65.......................-7n Martin Flores................35-30—65.......................-7n Sang-Moon Bae...........33-32—65.......................-7n Pat Perez.....................33-33—66.......................-6n Dustin Johnson............32-34—66.......................-6n Marc Turnesa...............34-32—66.......................-6s Colt Knost.....................34-32—66.......................-6n Chris Riley....................35-32—67.......................-5n Marco Dawson.............33-34—67.......................-5s Brandt Snedeker..........33-34—67.......................-5s Harris English...............33-34—67.......................-5n Alexandre Rocha..........32-35—67.......................-5n Kevin Sutherland..........32-35—67.......................-5n Arjun Atwal...................34-33—67.......................-5n Cameron Tringale........33-34—67.......................-5n Danny Lee....................34-33—67.......................-5n Paul Goydos.................35-33—68.......................-4s Gavin Coles..................34-34—68.......................-4n Rickie Fowler................35-33—68.......................-4n Cameron Beckman......34-34—68.......................-4s James Driscoll..............33-35—68.......................-4s Andres Romero............34-34—68.......................-4n Tim Herron...................34-34—68.......................-4n Chris DiMarco..............36-32—68.......................-4n Robert Allenby..............35-33—68.......................-4n Troy Kelly.....................32-36—68.......................-4n Bio Kim.........................36-32—68.......................-4n Nick O’Hern..................33-36—69.......................-3s Brandt Jobe..................33-36—69.......................-3n Bud Cauley...................34-35—69.......................-3n Jhonattan Vegas..........34-35—69.......................-3s Stewart Cink.................35-34—69.......................-3s

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-0 La. Pick 4: 7-4-0-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-5-7 La. Pick 4: 9-9-5-0 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-4-1 La. Pick 4: 3-6-5-1 Mega Millions: 10-22-24-36-49 Megaball: 33; Megaplier; 4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-0 La. Pick 4: 0-3-3-2 Easy 5: 2-10-13-19-35 La. Lotto: 9-10-13-31-37-39 Powerball: 4-19-28-29-47 Powerball: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-4 La. Pick 4: 5-0-8-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-4 La. Pick 4: 1-3-7-0 Mega Millions: 1-9-28-38-47 Megaball: 8; Megaplier; 2 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-7 La. Pick 4: 6-6-0-3 Easy 5: 4-11-19-28-30 La. Lotto: 2-5-8-9-12-31 Powerball: 12-24-43-44-45 Powerball: 7

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Vicksburg Post




Owner unhappy with Peyton’s remarks State’s hunters rack up INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL’s most watched offseason drama has turned stunningly ugly. Two days after Peyton Manning complained about the dour atmosphere around the Colts’ complex, team owner Jim Irsay called his four-time league MVP a “politician” and said he didn’t appreciate Manning’s public campaign. The comments upstaged the introduction of Irsay’s new coach, Chuck Pagano, and came six weeks before Irsay must decide whether to pay the still-recovering Manning a $28 million bonus. Manning missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in September. “I don’t think it’s in the best interest to paint the horseshoe in a negative light, I really don’t,” Irsay told reporters following Pagano’s introduction. “The horseshoe always comes first, and I think one thing he’s always known, because he’s been around it so long, is that, you know, you keep it in the family. If you’ve got a problem you talk to each other, it’s not about campaigning or anything like that.” Apparently, Manning got the message. Just a few hours after Irsay responded to questions from reporters, Manning tried to dial things back by telling The Indianapolis Star that he didn’t intend to create a public spat. Instead, Manning said he was speaking from the heart after watching so many of his friends lose their jobs. “At this point, Mr. Irsay and I owe it to each other and to the fans of the organization to handle this appropriately and professionally, and I think we will. I’ve already reached out to Mr. Irsay,” Manning said. “I wasn’t trying to paint the Colts in a bad light, but it’s tough when so many people you’ve known for so long are suddenly leaving. I feel very close to a lot of these guys and we’ve done great things together. It’s hard to watch an old friend clean out his office. That’s all I was trying to say. “I just want to keep rehabbing and working hard, and when the time is right for Mr. Irsay and I to sit down, I look forward to a healthy conversation about my future. I’ve worked too hard and have such great respect and have so many great relationships inside the building and out, and it’s incredibly important that those remain.” Clearly, Irsay wants the same kind of relationship. But over the past month, the Colts have been as dysfunctional as a Hollywood marriage. Irsay, the team owner, has fired vice chairman Bill Polian, general manager Chris Polian, coach Jim Caldwell and most of his staff over the last three weeks. Social media has suddenly become the platform

scores of trophy bucks From staff reports

The associated press

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning watches a game from the sideline this season. Shortly after introducing Chuck Pagano as Indianapolis’ new coach, team owner Jim Irsay responded to comments Manning made earlier this week about the Colts by referring to the only four-time league MVP as a “politician.”

“The horseshoe always comes first, and I think one thing he’s always known, because he’s been around it so long, is ... you keep it in the family.” Jim Irsay

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay

of choice to update fans on pending decisions, to shoot down rumors or fan the speculation. Last week, actor Rob Lowe caused a media frenzy by tweeting that Manning was about to retire. The story got so much attention even Pagano, who was busy preparing for the Ravens’ AFC title game against New England, noticed. “You know, I’ve got a text or a call out to Rob Lowe and I haven’t heard back yet, so I’m going to have get back to you on that one,” Pagano said when asked if he expected to be coaching Manning next season. The newest twist could be the most damaging. On Tuesday, Manning told The Star that his only real conversation with first-time general manager Ryan Grigson had come in passing and the flurry of moves had those around the team complex walking on “eggshells.” Many believe Manning’s

comments indicated how unhappy he was in Indianapolis, prompting speculation he was looking for a way out. Irsay didn’t like it that Manning went public with his frustrations. “I have so much affection and appreciation for Peyton. I mean we’re family. We always will be and we are,” Irsay said. “He’s a politician. I mean look at, when it comes to being competitive, let’s just say on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, we’re both 11s, OK? So there’s been plenty of egg shells scattered around this building by him with his competitive desire to win.” The drama may only be beginning. With Irsay’s men in place in the front office and on the coaching staff, Pagano can focus his attention on selecting a staff. Grigson said Pagano will make those choices. Irsay’s decisions will become much more difficult. Indy’s horrendous 2-14 season has given it the No. 1

overall pick, which Irsay has said they will use for their quarterback of the future — presumably Stanford’s Andrew Luck. If so, Irsay must decide how much money he wants to invest in one position. Manning signed a five-year, $90 million contract in July and is due the bonus in March. Soon to be 36, the perennial Pro Bowler is also coming off his third neck surgery in less than two years. The Colts also have a number of veteran players with expiring contracts that they must make decisions on, such as center Jeff Saturday, receiver Reggie Wayne and defensive lineman Robert Mathis. Linebacker Gary Brackett and defensive back Melvin Bullitt also have big contracts. Irsay reiterated Thursday that his choice will come down to Manning’s health, not money. “I think fans already understand that,” Irsay said when asked whether Manning may have played his final game in Colts’ blue. “This isn’t an ankle, it isn’t a shoulder. Often times the NFL is criticized for putting someone out there at risk, and I’m not going to do that. I think he and I just need to see where his health is because this isn’t about money or anything else. It’s about his life and his longterm health.”

Tampa’s long coaching search ends with Schiano TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buccaneers are counting on Greg Schiano to lead them back to respectability and transform Tampa Bay into consistent winners — much in the same way he made Rutgers matter again. The 45-year-old Schiano was hired Thursday, more than three weeks after the Bucs fired Raheem Morris following a 4-12 finish. The team scheduled a press conference today to introduce Schiano, who inherits a team that allowed the most points in the NFL this season. “Coach Schiano is a bright, meticulous teacher who knows how to get the most out of his players,” general manager Mark Dominik said. “He built and ran a pro-style program at Rutgers, and he’s a defensiveminded coach whose teams have always been characterized by toughness and a physical style of play.” Schiano was at Rutgers for 11 seasons, taking them from college football laugh-

ingstocks to a program that has had winning records in six of the l a s t s eve n ye a r s . H e was an assistant coach in Greg the NFL with Schiano Chicago from 1996-98. Th e S c a r l e t K n i g h t s appointed offensive line coach Kyle Flood as interim head coach while the school searches for Schiano’s replacement. The Bucs fired Morris on Jan. 2 after Tampa Bay lost 10 straight to end the season, most of them by double-digit margins. The collapse following a promising 4-2 start came only a year after the NFL’s youngest team went 10-6 and narrowly missed the playoffs. The Glazer family that owns the team interviewed at least 10 candidates for the opening, including Oregon’s Chip Kelly, who was offered the position

before turning it down earlier this week. The Bucs also talked to former NFL head coaches Mike Sherman, Brad Childress and Marty Schottenheimer; Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski; Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray; Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer; Green Bay quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, who accepted the head coaching opening with the Dolphins. An 11th known candidate, ex-Dallas Cowboys coach and current Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, canceled a scheduled interview with the Bucs that would have taken place while the Texans were in the playoffs. Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said the club was thrilled to entrust the team’s rebuilding project to Schiano. “During our thorough search, we met with numer-

ous impressive candidates, but coach Schiano surely distinguished himself,” Glazer said. “From his leadership skills to his considerable track record, he is, simply put, the right man for the job.” It’s not the first exhaustive search the Glazers have conducted for a coach. The Bucs pursued Steve Spurrier before hiring Tony Dungy in 1996, then tried to lure Bill Parcells and Steve Mariucci before trading two first-round draft picks, as well as a pair of second-rounders and $8 million cash to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the opportunity to negotiate a contract with Jon Gruden after the 2001 season. Gruden led the Bucs to their only Super Bowl title the following season, but Tampa Bay hasn’t won a playoff game since. The Glazers fired him three weeks after the Bucs lost the final four games of 2008 to miss the playoffs, and promoted Morris as his successor.

The early spring that occurred in 2011 was kind to many Mississippi deer hunters. Deer management zones, along with antler criteria that began in 2010, and the concept of quality deer management are resulting in many hunters observing more mature bucks on their properties. “Recent research has shown that an early spring greenup allows deer more time to recover from the stress of the rut and cold winter, which helps deer devote more energy to body and antler growth,” said William T. McKinley, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Program Biologist. The combination of sound deer management and increased nutrition has resulted in numerous reports of record class bucks, 160 Boone and Crockett inches or better, across Mississippi. At this time, 64 bucks scoring better than 160 inches have been reported in 29 of the state’s 82 counties — including Warren, Sharkey, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Yazoo and Adams. Of the 64 record bucks, 41 scored greater than 170 inches, 25 scored greater than 180 inches, eight scored greater than 190 inches, and

three scored more than 200 inches. Most of these scores are not official, as the required 60-day drying time has not elapsed.

Youth waterfowl weekend scheduled The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has scheduled its youth waterfowl hunting weekend for Feb. 4-5. Children under the age of 16 are allowed to hunt in Mississippi’s wildlife management areas on this weekend, if accompanied by an adult. Waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, for the youth hunting weekend will be the same as during the regular waterfowl season. However, youth hunters are exempt from purchasing a hunting license, WMA user permit, and duck stamps. Nontoxic shot and shotguns holding no more than three shells must still be used. Youth hunters must be accompanied by a licensed adult, and adults are not allowed to carry weapons or harvest birds during the hunts. For information about specific WMAs with waterfowl hunting opportunity, visit, or contact the MDWFP Wildlife Bureau at 601-432-2199.

on the hunt The Vicksburg Post invites all hunters to submit photographs of wildlife they have killed. Please include the following: A general location of the hunt; what type of weapon was used; how long the shot was; and the size of the animal. If it is a buck, include information on rack length, width and points. Please submit pictures of children before they have been blooded. Pictures with an excess amount of blood will not be considered. Photos can be hand-delivered to The Vicksburg Post, 1601F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg; e-mailed to; or mailed to: Sports, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS, 39182.

submitted to The Vicksburg Post

Landon Morgan, 6, shot his first deer on Dec. 21 in Bovina. He shot the spike deer with a 6.8 Encore Contender rifle from a distance of 80 yards. Landon is the son of Jason and Paige CustomerMorgan. ID: Order # 7367

Order Date: 12/15/2010 12:13:43 PM

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Friday, January 27, 2012

college basketball

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Continued from Page B1. never thought they got rattled or overwhelmed.” Ole Miss got the pace it wanted from the very beginning, forcing Florida into a half-court, physical game. That negated the Gators’ one major strength — superior guard play — and they struggled to find open 3-point looks for much of the game. The Rebels went on a 14-0 run to take a 20-4 lead in the first 8 minutes before settling for the 10-point halftime lead. Williams made four of the team’s six first-half 3-pointers, knocking the Gators on their heels. “Williams was incredible,” Boynton said. “But we knew they had to miss at some point.” Florida slowly climbed back into the game in the second half behind Young and some well-timed 3-pointers, including Scottie Wilbekin’s with 10:11 remaining that tied the game at 46. Young’s dunk gave the Gators a 48-46 lead — their first since the openBruce newman•The associated press

Ole Miss’ Murphy Holloway (31) and Maurice Aniefiok (12) celebrate with the student section after defeating Mississippi State earlier this season. Holloway, a junior forward, is averaging 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, helping the Rebels get off to a strong start in SEC play.

Frontcourt propels Rebels to fast start By David Brandt The Associated Press OXFORD — Ole Miss isn’t very good at shooting 3-pointers and even worse at the freethrow line, serious flaws that have made scoring points a struggle during stretches this season. But the Rebels do have some muscle — and like to flex it. That’s been enough to keep Ole Miss (13-6, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) in the top half of the league going into Saturday’s home game with South Carolina (9-10, 1-4). Reginald Buckner, Murphy Holloway and Terrance Henry form a tenacious, veteran trio that grabs rebounds, plays defense and specializes in winning ugly. What the trio lacks in basketball talent, it makes up for in sheer hustle. “It’s what we need. It’s who we are,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “The reality is our most veteran group is our frontcourt.” And they’ve also been the Rebels’ most productive group. Ole Miss is second in the SEC in rebounding margin, behind only top-ranked Kentucky. Holloway and Buckner rank third and fourth, respectively,

Up next Saturday, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss TV: FSN; Radio: 1490 AM in the league in rebounds per game. “Right now, we’re going against maybe the best rebounding team in the league, if not one of the best in the country,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said before Thursday’s 64-60 win over the Rebels in Oxford. “Any time you can rebound the basketball like they do, it eliminates second chances. Across the front line, they’ve got length, size and athleticism.” Buckner, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound junior, is already the school’s career blocked shots leader with 203 through 21⁄2 seasons. His defensive ability has never been questioned, but his offensive game lags behind because of an awkward shooting touch and robotic moves in the post. He’s averaging 6.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Plus, there have been occasional issues with attitude. Kennedy suspended Buckner for a game earlier this season

Celtics, down 27 points, rally to beat Orlando By The Associated Press Paul Pierce had 24 points and 10 assists, and E’Twaun Moore added 16 points to help the Boston Celtics erase a 27-point deficit and beat the Orlando Magic for the second time this week, 91-83 on Thursday night. Pierce and Moore had 10 points each in the fourth quarter. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Orlando had an 11-point lead entering the fourth quarter, but shot 2-of17 in the final 12 minutes. The Magic scored just eight points in the period. The Celtics have won three straight for just the second time this season. It also was their fourth consecutive victory over the Magic, dating to last season. Since a season-best, fivegame winning streak, the Magic have lost three times in five games, including a 31-point defeat at Boston on Monday. After being mostly manhandled on both ends for three quarters, Boston found its energy in the final 12 minutes, sparked by Pierce and Moore. The Celtics opened the

nba fourth quarter with a 15-1 run and grabbed their first lead since the opening period, 79-76 with 7:32 to play. The Magic went 0-for-7 from the field, missed 5 of 6 free throws and committed three turnovers during Boston’s spurt.

Clippers 98, Grizzlies 91 Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Chris Paul added 18 points and seven assists in his second game back from injury, and the first-place Los Angeles Clippers hung on in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson native Mo Williams scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Griffin added nine rebounds and eight assists as the Clippers maintained a narrow lead throughout the final period. Caron Butler scored 17 points, and Paul also had seven rebounds while playing back-to-back games after missing the previous five with a strained left hamstring. Rudy Gay scored 24 points for the Grizzlies, who have lost two straight following a sevengame winning streak.

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for a “violation of team rules” and the sixth-year coach has occasionally been critical of his demeanor during games. One reason Kennedy gets frustrated is because Buckner’s potential is enormous. He flashed it last week, with a dominant 19-point, 15-rebound performance in a victory over No. 18 Mississippi State. “He came out with his head right,” Ole Miss sophomore Demarco Cox said. “When it was time for the shootaround before the game, he was ready to get a win. When he’s pumped up, we know we’ve got something good going.” Buckner’s best moment in the win was a vicious dunk off a missed 3-pointer. The ball bounced high off the rim, but Buckner leapt over the entire MSU defense, plucking the ball more than a foot above the basket before slamming it through the hoop. “Reggie will be as good as he wants to be,” Kennedy said before the season. “He has an athleticism that few can match. He can get ‘man’ rebounds in the paint and truly changes what the opponent can do at the rim because he’s such a presence. He’s still developing offensively, but the tools are

there. Now we just need him to be more consistent.” Holloway has no such trouble with consistent effort. The generously listed 6-7 junior forward is probably closer to 6-5, but averages 10.4 points and 9.6 rebounds thanks to an unyielding energy and 240pound body that always seems to be near the basketball. Holloway’s importance was evident earlier this season when he missed three games with of a sprained ankle. Ole Miss lost two of those three. “Having Murphy back, it’s a very big deal,” Henry said. “He opens up a lot of things. Just his presence out there, he takes on two or three defenders, trying to box them out.” The 6-9 Henry is the team’s only senior that receives significant playing time and also its leading scorer at 11.5 points per game. Though his 210pound frame is much more wiry than Holloway or Buckner, he shares their love for contact in the paint and isn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket and draw contact. He had 24 points and 10 rebounds in a 66-63 road win over Georgia last Saturday, which was the main reason he was named the SEC’s player of the week.

ing minutes. While Florida was heating up, shooting 52 percent in the second half, the Ole Miss offense was grinding to a halt and the 3-point shooting reverted to previous form. The Rebels scored only eight points in the first 12 minutes of the second half. “We missed some easy layups,” Henry said. “Some bunnies.” Rosario put the Gators ahead for good with 5:29 remaining, draining a 3-pointer for a 53-52 lead. Boynton gave Florida some separation minutes later, hitting consecutive 3-pointers to push the lead to 59-54. Ole Miss pulled within 63-60 with 18 seconds remaining and had a chance to tie. But Florida’s defense slapped the ball away from Marcus Aniefiok, who was trying to find room to take a 3-pointer, and Bradley Beal hit a free throw that sealed the victory. The Gators won despite being outrebounded 41-23.

Women Continued from Page B1. to 45-37 on McFarland’s threepoint play with 13:36 left in the second half. Grant then hit a 3-pointer, sparking the run that pushed the lead back to 17 points and put the game out of reach.

Tennessee 86, Alabama 56 Shekinna Stricklen scored 14 points and Glory Johnson added 13 to lead No. 7 Tennessee (15-5, 6-1 SEC) to an easy win over Alabama. Kamiko Williams and Isabelle Harrison chipped in 10 points apiece for the Lady Vols, who rebounded from a 72-44 setback at No. 2 Notre Dame on Monday — the second-worst loss in the program’s storied history. Kyra Crosby had 15 points and five rebounds for Alabama (10-11, 0-7), which lost its seventh straight game.

Vanderbilt 68, Georgia 48 Christina Foggie’s careerhigh 34 points and seven 3-pointers helped Vanderbilt (15-5, 3-4 SEC) top 17th-ranked Georgia (16-5, 5-3). Tiffany Clarke added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Commodores, who snapped a threegame skid that dropped them out of the Top 25.

Kentucky 66, Auburn 48 A’dia Mathies scored 20 points and No. 6 Kentucky forced 30 turnovers in a rout of Auburn. The Wildcats (19-2, 8-0 SEC) took control with a 33-10 run that carried over into the second half. Kentucky moved within two wins of matching its best-ever start, 21-2 in the 1982-83 season. Blanche Alverson led Auburn (10-11, 2-6) with 15 points while Morgan Jennings had 10.

Baylor 89, Oklahoma 58 Brittney Griner had 18 points and seven blocks, Odyssey Sims and Terran Condrey scored 14 points apiece and top-ranked Baylor ran away in the second half and crushed Oklahoma. The Bears (20-0, 7-0 Big 12) escaped with a one-point win in Norman last season on their way to the regular-season conference title, but this time left nothing in question. Coach Kim Mulkey called timeout with 3:14 remaining after a 12-0 run pushed the lead to 32, then sent her frontliners back onto the court. Griner hit her first 3-pointer of the season on Baylor’s next possession, and that got the reserves off the Bears bench.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Longest Yard” — At a Texas penitentiary, jailed NFL veterans, Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds, train their fellow inmates for a football game against the guards./9 on TBS n SPORTS NBA — Five of the league’s biggest stars meet up when Carmelo Anthony, Amare’ Stoudemire and the New York Knicks head south to face Miami Heat’s “big three” of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh./7 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Adam Sandler “Chuck” — Chuck gets his family and friends to help stop Nicholas Quinn from destroying what he has built./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 Bobby “Blue” Bland, singer, 82; James Cromwell, actor, 72; Mikhail Baryshnikov, ballet star-actor, 64; Mimi Rogers, actress, 56; Keith Olbermann, commentator, 53; Bridget Fonda, actress, 48; Alan Cumming, actor, 47; Tracy Lawrence, country singer, 44; Mike Patton, rock singer, 44; Tricky, rapper, 44; Patton Oswalt, actor-comedian, 43.


Haggard returns home to recuperate Country music legend Merle Haggard has returned home to northern California to recuperate from multiple illnesses. Haggard had been hospitalized in Macon, Ga., for about a week with double pneumonia. While there, doctors discovered three stomach ulcers and eight polyps in his colon. At one point, the 74-year-old checked himself Merle out of the hospital to return to Redding, Calif., Haggard by tour bus. But he returned a few hours later after deciding the trip would be too taxing. The “Okie from Muskogee” singer was diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago, but recovered after part of his lung was removed. It’s unclear how Haggard’s recent health issues will affect his touring schedule. His website shows him playing next on Feb. 28 in Tucson, Ariz.

Pitt to attend N.O. homebuilding gala Talk show host Ellen Degeneres and “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson are hosting a starstudded gala in New Orleans to benefit Brad Pitt’s Make It Right home rebuilding effort. Pitt will attend the $1,000-per-person gala on March 10 called “A Night to Make It Right,” which will include performances by singers Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, Seal, members of the Neville family and Dr. John, said foundation spokesBrad Pitt woman Taylor Royle. Pitt launched Make It Right in 2007 to help Lower 9th Ward residents who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Lower 9th Ward was one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods when Katrina caused levees to fail, inundating roughly 80 percent of the city with floodwater. Pitt worked with architects to come up with designs for stronger, safer and more energy-efficient houses than the ones residents lost. So far 75 homes have been built, six more are under construction and construction is set to begin on roughly eight others in coming months. The gala will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. Comedian Aziz Ansari will host an after party. Tickets for that event start at $150.

Brits complain over Jay Leno joke British lawmakers said Prime Minister David Cameron should complain to the United States over a Jay Leno routine which joked about the holiest site in the Sikh religion. In a motion published at Parliament on Thursday, two legislators said Leno had shown a complete misunderstanding of the Sikh faith. Leno made a joke on Jan. 19 on the “Tonight Jay Show” in the U.S., when he showed a photo of Leno an impressive gold building and claimed it was Republican Mitt Romney’s summer home. The site was actually the Golden Temple, a revered Sikh site. British opposition Labour Party lawmakers Virendra Shrama and John McDonnell proposed a motion demanding Cameron call on the U.S. to show more respect toward Sikhs. The move does not compel Cameron to take any action.

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Student fined $200 for doughnut theft A 19-year-old college student accused of swiping a doughnut in Wyoming is going to be paying a pretty penny for that pastry. Zach O’Dell has agreed to pay a $200 fine, $10 in court costs — and 79 cents to cover the cost of the doughnut. O’Dell was accused of eating the treat in Blair’s Market in Powell on Nov. 28 and leaving without paying for it. He was charged with shoplifting. Attorney Sandra Kitchen said she has deferred the prosecution, and the charge will be dismissed in six months if O’Dell stays out of trouble. The Trail reports that O’Dell declined to comment. The Northwest College student has been studying criminal justice.

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Kenny Chesney leads nominations with 9 NASHVILLE (AP) — Kenny Chesney’s steamy duet, “You and Tequila” with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat. The song helped Chesney to nine Academy of Country Music Awards nominations Thursday morning, including the top honor of entertainer of the year. In a phone interview from Key West, where he was about to step on his boat for a few days of fishing and fun, Chesney called the success of “You and Tequila,” written by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, one of the highlights of his career. “That song’s been around for a while,” Chesney said. “To me it just goes to show you a great song just has to some extent an infinite life and good songs never go out of style, and this one surely hasn’t, thank God.” Jason Aldean, next with six nominations, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and 2011 winner Taylor Swift round out the fanvoted entertainer of the year category. Lady Antebellum had five nominations, Paisley had four and several were deadlocked at three, including Swift. Nominees were announced via social media with the help of stars like Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie. Fans were chosen to announce the entertainer of the year candidates. They’ll have a chance to pick the winner in that category and new artist of the year for the 47th annual ACM Awards, which will air live April 1 from Las Vegas on CBS with McEntire and Shelton hosting. Chesney is a four-time entertainer of the year winner and was the first victor under the academy’s current fan-voted format. He’s nominated for a 10th time in the male vocalist category and received double nominations as artist and producer for album of the year for “Hemingway’s Whiskey” and single record of the year and vocal event of the year for “You and Tequila.” He also receives a song of the year nomination as performer on “You and Tequila.”

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Kenny Chesney Potter, best known as an indie rock performer with her band The Nocturnals, received three nominations for the collaboration. The nominations were in some sense a validation of Chesney’s choice to take a year off the road in 2010. He used that time to focus on the music of “Hemingway’s Whiskey,” work on film projects, reenergize and even to give the fans a little break. He returned to the road last year and again broke the million-mark in attendance. “I feel like I did the right thing,” Chesney said. “I know that this past summer was one of the most intense summers in a lot of great summers that we’ve had. The connection with the fans felt stronger than ever and I felt like the music we made because we took the year off was equally as strong. And the fact that the cycle’s starting where people are recognizing that

makes me excited and makes me feel great.” Aldean also is up for male vocalist, album of the year for “My Kinda Party,” single record and vocal event of the year for the duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, and video of the year for “Tattoos on This Town.” Lady Antebellum will compete for its third straight vocal group of the year win. The trio of Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley also is up for album of the year for “Own the Night” as artist and producer, and both song and video of the year for “Just a Kiss.” Along with his fifth straight entertainer nomination, Paisley will be going for another win in the male vocalist category. He’s won it five times in a row. He also scored a double nomination in the vocal event category for “Old Alabama” with Alabama and “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood.

Jason Aldean Eric Church’s “CHIEF” and Miranda Lambert’s “Four the Record” round out the album of the year category. Lady A won last year for its breakthrough “Need You Now.” Nominees for the new artist of the year will be announced after the close of online voting Jan. 30. Fans are currently picking the nominees in that category from a list of eight semifinalists. Fans can begin voting at the ACM website for entertainer and new artist nominees on March 19. The other award winners are picked by the academy’s membership. It’s Shelton’s first nomination for the academy’s top award. The news comes the week after Shelton’s father, Dick, passed away. “The support I have felt this week is overwhelming,” Shelton said in a statement. “Thank you everyone for this honor.”

Yo quiero breakfast

Taco Bell enters crowded morning arena LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yo quiero Taco Bell breakfast burrito! The Mexican-style fast-food chain that caters to the latenight snacking crowd with tacos and gorditas, introduced a breakfast menu Thursday at almost 800 restaurants in 14 states. If the launch goes well, Taco Bell plans to begin selling its breakfast burritos and hash browns in its 5,600 locations nationwide by 2014. Taco Bell is entering the mad scramble by fast-food heavyweights to compete for the morning on-the-go crowd. Breakfast has become the most important meal of the day for restaurants, accounting for virtually all of the industry’s growth in the past five years. “Right now we’re not getting our fair share of that,” said

Wendy’s is starting to get into the breakfast game, too. And Burger King, Starbucks and McDonald’s in recent years have been expanding their offerings.

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Taco Bell’s Johnsonville sausage and egg wrap Brian Niccol, Taco Bell’s chief marketing and innovation officer. “We want to get our fair share and then some.” Breakfast’s new popularity has a lot to do with the economy. When people are out of work, they don’t dine out much. Lunch sales, in particular, fall because they’re not

Hegyes, Epstein on ‘Kotter,’ dies at 60 in New Jersey METUCHEN, N.J. (AP) — Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter” has died. He was 60. The Flynn & Son Funeral Home in Fords, N.J., said it was informed of Hegyes’ death Thursday by the actor’s family. A spokesman at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., said that Hegyes, of Metuchen, arrived at the hospital Thursday morning in full cardiac arrest and died. Hegyes was appearing on

Broadway in 1975 when he auditioned for “Kotter,” a TV series about a teacher who returns to the inner-city Ne w Yo r k Robert school of his Hegyes youth to teach a group of irreverent remedial students nicknamed the “Sweathogs.” They included the character Vinnie Barbarino, played by John Travolta. The show’s theme song, performed by John Sebastian, became a pop hit.

grabbing a bite to eat during the workday. And at a time when people are cutting back on discretionary spending, breakfast is a cheaper alternative when eating out than dinner. Fast-food restaurants have taken notice. Subway started offering breakfast in 2010.

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High school letters bring memories best forgotten Dear Abby: A few days ago I received a large white envelope from a friend I had been close to in high school. “Jen” returned every letter, card and note I had written to her throughout our four years of school. She thanked me for being a good friend and thought I might like to have them. I can’t tell you how upsetting it was to read how awful I was as a teenager. I was promiscuous, used foul language and made references to experimenting with drugs. It brought back so many terrible memories that I had blocked. I have been married for 23 years and have three children who would be crushed if they discovered my past. I don’t know what to do. The letters are full of history and my innermost feelings. Some passages are humorous and the thoughts of a silly teenager talking to a dear friend. I can’t bring myself to throw them away and have hidden them in my hope chest. What should I do with them? — Secrets of the Past



Dear Secrets: The problem with the written word is that it often outlives the writer. If you don’t want your children or grandchildren to remember you through your true confessions, censor them NOW. Unless you’re “hoping” your family will discover the letters after you’re gone, you should destroy them. However, if they contain memories you would like to keep, copy the passages down and place those in your hope chest. Dear Abby: I was sexually assaulted two years ago by a boy at a party I attended while away at school. I reported the incident to local and campus police, but there wasn’t enough evidence to have him arrested. It took me a while to realize I needed help to deal with it. I’m looking for a coun-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Sharing is the operative word for you — in every interaction you have. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Even though you might learn about something from friends that will not sit well, try not to make too much of it. Aries (March 21-April 19) — It’s important that you go after what you want. Others don’t know what you desire; you need to figure that out for yourself. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Yes, you need to fend for yourself, but that doesn’t mean you can bully your way to what you want without suffering the consequences. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — As long as you can maintain leadership and do what you want, everything will be fine. If you are challenged in any way, you could be quite disruptive. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Be careful not to bank on strengths that you lack. You have only a slight edge in your commercial dealings rather than the grand lead you imagine. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Usually your sound logic prevents you from becoming emotional over little things, but currently the opposite could be true. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Left to your normal, hard-working ways, all will be fine. However, if you give in to outside influences, defeatist principles could quickly beat you down. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t get involved with any cliques or groups that do not appreciate who and what you are. Spend your day only with those who have something good to offer. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You should never discount the opposition, especially in matters of personal importance. The odds may not be in your favor. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s best not to take as gospel any lavish promises made to you, especially if they involve items of personal importance. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You don’t need any extra pressure placed, so don’t take on another long-range obligation if you can avoid it.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Julie and I were best friends. My only problem with her was that she lied a lot. She didn’t tell vicious lies, just little white lies — but she sure told a lot of them. For example, if I told her a boy liked me, she would say that two guys liked her. Well, about two weeks ago, Julie spent the night with me because her parents were out of town. The next day Julie called me and said that we were no longer best friends and that she never wanted to talk to me again. When I asked her why, she said that she read my diary (she did apologize for snooping) and in it I had written that she was the biggest liar in the state of Pennsylvania. I admitted that I had written it but really didn’t mean it the way she took it. I really do like Julie and she is fun to be with, and I don’t want to lose her as a friend. Please tell me what to do to try to get Julie to change her mind and be best friends again. — Bethany, York, Penn. Bethany: Send Julie an appropriate greeting card and add a note telling her that you are still her friend, that you miss her and are sorry. Ask her to please call you. She shouldn’t have been so snoopy, but she just might stop “exaggerating” the truth after she knows that you are aware of her lies. Dr. Wallace: I agree with you when you advise all drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts when riding in a motor vehicle. For those who don’t like the “buckle-up” law, I’d like to share some information by the National Safety Council. After reading the following data, I hope they will buckle seatbelts when in a moving vehicle: • More than half of people killed in cars in 2009 were not wearing seatbelts. • Seat belts reduce the risk of death in the front seat by almost half. • Some 3,600 lives could have been saved in 2009 if everyone wore seatbelts. • The chances of suffering severe brain or spinal cord injuries in a crash are much higher for the beltless. — Tyler, DeKalb, Ill. Tyler: Thanks for presenting this useful material. The National Safety Council also found that on an average, 9 out of 10 passengers across the country do buckle up because of state laws that make using seat belts mandatory and from gaining information such as the data of the National Safety Council. Unfortunately, teenage drivers and passengers have the lowest percentage of buckling seat belts when riding in a vehicle. Blame it on youthful exuberance and believing they are invincible. It takes under five seconds to buckle up, and it could save a life or prevent a serious injury. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

selor and hope to volunteer at a rape crisis center after I have gotten the help I need. I have learned that the man who attacked me is getting married. I don’t know his fiancee, but I’m horrified at the thought of this unsuspecting woman marrying a predator. I know if I do nothing, anything that happens to her or their children is on my hands for staying silent. I don’t even know if she’d believe me, but I feel I have to try. Some advice, please, Abby. — Anxious in Alabama Dear Anxious: You are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five women report having been raped or suffered an attempted rape in their lifetime. If there is a rape crisis center near you, contact it now and let the counselors there counsel and guide you in your healing. If you approach your predator’s fiancee at this point, you probably won’t be believed. Not being believed is like being raped twice. So get some professional help

before you attempt to reach out to her. Dear Abby: I am very fairskinned and turn red easily, especially when I’m nervous or embarrassed. It has made me afraid to speak in public or to go to large events where there may be a lot of people. Do you have any advice on how I can get over this? — Blushing Even Now in Phoenix Dear Blushing: What you have described may be a symptom of social phobia, the most common form of an anxiety disorder. There are effective treatments for it, and you can find out more about them by discussing your problem with your physician and/or a psychologist. You might also benefit from attending a phobia support group. The psychologist can help you locate one or more of them in your community. •

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

Gradually reduce salt to keep from missing it Dear Doctor K: My blood pressure has been creeping up lately, so my doctor suggested I reduce the amount of salt in my diet. Where should I start? Dear Reader: That’s good advice — and it’s good advice for most people, especially for people with high blood pressure. Cutting back on salt (sodium chloride) lowers blood pressure and saves lives. Aim to limit your daily sodium intake to no more than 2,300 milligrams (about a teaspoon) per day. How do you do that? Start reading food labels to find out how much sodium is in the foods you eat. That’s the easy part. Of course, if you’re eating out, it’s harder. Some chain restaurant and fast-food meals can top 5,000 milligrams of sodium per serving — that’s more than an entire day’s recommended sodium intake. Check restaurant websites for sodium information, or ask your server to steer you to low-salt choices. In some cases it’s not hard to tell which foods to avoid. Certain foods are inherently high in sodium, so go light on them. Some of the biggest culprits are pizza with meat toppings, processed cheese, hot dogs, salami and spaghetti with sauce. Even white bread has a lot of sodium in it. Watch out for hidden sodium, too. Some foods that are high in sodium may not taste especially salty. Examples include breakfast cereals, bakery muffins, energy and sports drinks. Avoid processed and prepared foods such as cold cuts and canned vegetables. These are the biggest sources of sodium in our diets. Choose fresh and minimally processed foods instead. If you can’t eliminate processed foods entirely, then compare brands to find the ones with the least sodium. There’s a surprising amount of variation from brand to brand. Also pay attention to potassium. In contrast to sodium, more potassium in your diet helps keep blood pressure in check. Many fruits and vegetables, like bananas, oranges and grapefruit, are naturally low in sodium and are good sources of potassium. Retrain your taste buds to enjoy foods with less sodium. Reduce salt gradually and consistently, rather than trying to cut back by a large amount all at once. As time goes on, you won’t miss the salt. I used to sprinkle lots of salt on nearly everything I ate (no, not on apple pie). After gradually using less salt over several months, the same foods I used to put salt on taste great without it. Some people are born to be more sensitive to salt, and salt in their diet is more likely to raise their blood pressure.

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There is no easy way to know if you are one of those people, but there is an easy way to measure your blood pressure. Particularly if your doctor has ever told you that your blood pressure was high or borderline high, talk to him or her about using a home blood pressure machine. It is simple to use and accurate. •

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

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ABANDONED VEHICLES FOR SALE The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, repairs and storage 1994 MAZDA PROTEGE JM1B224XRO814606 1998 Toyota Carolla 1NXBR18EOWZ010125 1999 Nissan Altima 1N4DL010XXC236423 Where: Thomas Towing 2100 North Washington St. Vicksburg, Ms 39183 When:Saturday February 11th Time: 9:00AM Publish: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10(3t)

p Creditors will bar such claim as provided in S91-7-151 of the Mississippi Code. This 20 day of January, 2012. LILLIE WARDLEY, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVESTER WARDLEY, DECEASED ISAAC K. BYRD, JR., MSB #7646 COUNSELS FOR THE ESTATE OF COUNSEL: BYRD & ASSOCIATES, PLLC 427 E. FORTIFICATION STREET POST OFFICE BOX 19 JACKSON, MS 39205-0019 (601) 354-1210 Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF: SOLOMAN HARRIS, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010333 GN BY: TELISA BROWN, PETITIONER SUMMONS (By Publication) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Clottie Allison James Morris Roosevelt Rounds Rose Lee Becker David Robinson Christine Morris Sharon Becker Joanna Atlas Mary Turner Betty Harris T.J. Williams And the absent and unknown wrongful death beneficiaries of the Soloman Harris, deceased, whose names and addresses are unknown to the Petitioner after diligent search and inquiry. You are summoned to appear and defend against the Petition to Establish Statutory Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Soloman Harris at 9:00 a.m. on the 16th day of February, 2012 in the courtroom of the Chancery Court of Warren County located in the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, MS, and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment or decree may be entered against you for the relief or other things requested in the Petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. If you desire to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. If you desire to file an answer, you must hand deliver a written response to the Petition filed against you in this action to John H. Cox III Attorney for Plaintiff(s), whose address is P.O. Box 621, Greenville, MS 387020621; and you must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 10th day of January, 2012. (SEAL) Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk BY: /s/ Denise Bailey D.C Publish: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 (4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF RICHARD B. SNYDER, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-147-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letter Testamentary having been granted on the 10 day of November, 2011 by the Chancery Court , Mississippi to the undersigned upon the Estate of Richard B. Snyder, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi for probate and registration according to law within ninety (90) days from the date of first publication of this Notice to Creditors, or they will be forever barred. This the 10 day of November, 2011. /s/ Richard V. Snyder RICHARD V. STNDER. Co-Executor of the Estate of Richard B. Snyder, Deceased Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 (4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVESTER WARDLEY, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2011-075 PR AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted on the 22nd day of July, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Administratrix of the Estate of Sylvester Wardley, Deceased, notice is hereby given, pursuant to S91-7-145 of the Mississippi Code to all persons having claims against the Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court. Failure to have a claim probated and registered by the Clerk of the Court granting Letters within ninety (90) days from the first publication of the Notice to

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVESTER WARDLEY, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2011-075 PR LILLIE WARDLEY as ADMINISTRATRIX PETITIONER VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS and WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF SYLVESTER WARDLEY, DECEASED RESPONDENTS SUMMONS (By Publication) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW and WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF SYLVESTER WARDLEY, DECEASED You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Lillie Wardley, as Administratrix of the Estate of Sylvester Wardley, Deceased, seeking to determine the heirs at law and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Sylvester Wardley, Deceased. Defendants other than you in this action are none. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition tiled against you in this action at 10:30 o'clock a.m. on the 29th day of February, 2012, before the Honorable Judge Vicki Roach Barnes, in the Courtroom of the Chancery Court of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will he entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 20 day of January, 2012. OF COUNSEL: BYRD & ASSOCIATES, PLLC 427 E. FORTIFICATION STREET P. O. BOX 19 JACKSON, MS 39205-0019 (601) 354-1210 Publish: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3(3t)

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

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

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

SHOW YOUR LOVE!! Messages to your sweetheart will be published on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14th. Cost is $1 per word, and $7 per picture. Come in to The Vicksburg Post Classifieds department today and show your love!!! 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg.

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg REWARD $150 FAMILY loved pet. Female black Labrador- Large, very friendly. Blind in one eye. Needs medication. Has been treated for red mange. Spayed, was wearing pink collar when she went missing. Chases deer, not traffic smart. Always sleeps inside. Missing from Timberlane area. Was seen on Halls Ferry. If seen please call 601-415-2284, 601-6368774.

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


07. Help Wanted $2,000 Sign-On Bonus Now hiring at ALL Locations. • Searcy, AR • Cresson, TX • Winnsboro, TX Class A CDL Driver Tanker Endorsement & 1 year verifiable CDL Exp. Apply Online or call: 817-396-4706

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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.) ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Classifieds Really Work!

11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted

Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AVON- NEED INCOME now? Start your Avon Business! Earn good money! Call 601-259-2157. BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.

07. Help Wanted

EXPANDING $15 HOUR + bonus. Retailer needs 6 individuals in our Display and Advertising Department. No experience required. Must have reliable transportation. High school diploma required. Part and Full time available. Call 601936-0133 Monday – Friday, between 11am-3pm. FRONT DESK CLERK needed at best Western. Applications taken 10am2pm Monday – Friday at 2445 North Frontage Road. Absolutely NO phone calls!

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



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT VICKSBURG VIDEO HAS a job opening for a part-time Field Technician (20 hours per week). Applicants can come to our office, 900 Highway 61 North, to fill out applications or fax a resume to 601-636-3797.

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

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC needed. Engine experience required. Sam Estis, 318-348-7947. LOCAL HOPPER DRIVER needed. CDL-A license and clean MVR required. 318-574-1938. LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.



¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt


11. Business Opportunities

05. Notices

SEATRAX MARINE CRANES now hiring field service technicians, machinists and electricians. Apply at 218 Gunther Lane, Bell Chasse, LA 70037 or call Cindy at 504-394-4600 extension 233. THERE IS A NEED FOR LABORERS in the Maritime Industry. Entry level positions start at $720 - $820 per week. Sign up for training today. CALL TODAY 850-424-2622.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

8 WEEK OLD 100% Razor Edge puppies. Purple ribbon bred. UKC registered. 3 males, 1 female, $600. 601638-6711, 601-529-9149.

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

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

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

MALTESE/ POODLE PUPPIES (Malti-Poos). White and white/ cream. 6 weeks old, $200 each. 601529-6608.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

BANDSAW BLADES. ONE Ÿ inch x 80 inch metal cutting, one 3/16 inch x 80 inch skip raker 4 TPL wood blade, one ½ inch x 80 inch hook rake 3 TPL wood blade. Brand new, all three for $25. 601-634-6121.

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

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Make like a magician and turn your junk vehicles into cash. Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781.

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

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

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

Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

PART TIME CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED Must be computer literate, have a pleasant telephone manner and be good with customers. Please send resume to: Dept. 3779, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 or e-mail to Please note Dept. 3779 in the subject line.

Applications Being Taken for

Room Attendants Experience Preferred Energetic Personality Competitive Pay Nonsmoking Environment Applications Available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Quality Inn & Suites 3332 Clay Street

No phone calls.

BODYMAN NEEDED. AT LEAST 2 years experience. Must have own tools. Apply in person at Jerry's Collision Center. 601-638-9248. CHEF/ COOK FOR full service restaurant. Experience required. Send resumes to: Dept. 3780, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

11. Business Opportunities

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

Simmons Lawn Service

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


Show Your Colors!

601-636-SELL (7355)



•Residential & Commercial •Pressure Washing •Sheetrock repair

& finishing 35 years experience

Free Estimates Dean Cook • 601-278-4980

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

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

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Friday, January 27, 2012

19. Garage & Yard Sales 5320 Jeff Davis Road. Monday– Friday, 7am- 1pm. Furniture, clothing, video games.

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

19. Garage & Yard Sales

MATCHING COUCH AND love seat. Black cloth, good condition $200. 601831-0248. TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

#4 WILLOW CREEK DRIVE, Bovina Fire Department. Saturday 7amuntil. 3 families. Lots of miscellaneous.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

20. Hunting

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

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.



24. Business Services STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner


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


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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

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

PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

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

Classifieds Really Work!

Proud Grandparents Show off your grandchildren to everyone this Valentine’s Day! Just bring or mail your grandchilds photo by February 9th, along with completed form and $20 per child to: The Vicksburg Post Classified Dept. P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Child’s Name:____________________________ Address:_____________________________ City/State/Zip:___________________________

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


30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, 3/ 2. 1865 Martin Luther King, 3/ 1. 123 Roseland 4/ 2. 2606 Oak Street, 2/ 1. $750 and up! 732-768-5743. 3/ 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths. Kid friendly neighborhood. $1400 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-218-6301.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

HILLVIEW ESTATES “Vicksburg’s Premier Rental Community” Hillview Estates is a family oriented community featuring an ON SITE MANAGER for 24/7 response to your every need. The grounds are meticulously maintained by our professional staff.

I CLEAN HOMES! Over 20 years experience. Excellent references. 601-6312482, 601-831-6052.

LEAVES, GUTTERS, HEDGES, exterior window cleaning, and mowing. General yard, patio and driveway clean-up. Good rates. Free estimates. 601-2184415.

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


Please call our resident manager Bobby Allen 601-941-6788


NEED A HOME? Credit been a problem? Call the credit experts at Byram Home Center, “Guaranteed Credit Approval.” 601-9169796, 662-417-2354.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

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

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






OWNER FINANCE, NO CREDIT CHECK! Nice homes with land. Must have $5,000 deposit Total payments from $750. Call Bobby 601-941-6788. USED 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air, delivery and setup. $17,650. Financing Available. 601-916-9796, 662-417-2354. USED DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, very spacious with delivery and set-up. 662-417-2354, 601-916-9796. Financing available!


39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2007 HONDA SPIRIT 1100. Garage kept, 2000 miles. MUST SELL. $5500 or best offer. 601-301-0432.

40. Cars & Trucks 1995 Chevy II Blazer. $1600. 601-529-1195.

33. Commercial Property 960 SQUARE FOOT Deluxe office space on Wisconsin Avenue. $675 monthly. Call 601-634-6669. FOR LEASE. WAREHOUSE space, 12,000 square feet, south county, zoned for manufacturing. 601-638-3214.

34. Houses For Sale

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

1996 CROWN VICTORIA LT. Good condition, Automatic, key-less entry, heat/ air. $3,000. 601-636-5838. 2002 DODGE DURANGO. Only 35,000 original miles! One-of-a-kind! Call 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer. 2002 LINCOLN TOWN Car. Driven by elderly couple. Fine Car! Call 601-2189654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer. 2005 DODGE RAM 1500. Black, one owner, 80,000 miles. Excellent condition! $9,900. 601-415-0883. 2006 BUICK LACROSSE Local trade-in, great car! Call 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.

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

CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North Fall In LOVE With

Our 2 Bedroom SPECIAL! Call for Details 601-638-0102 CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust- 1 bedroom- $375 monthly, $250 deposit. 601-456-3842.

½ ACRE LAKE front property with 2 decks, and covered back porch. 4 bedroom, 2 bath fixer upper house. $45,000. 601-5725300, 601-573-5029. 16x80 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath. Assumable loan, $308 per month. Very good condition. 601-415-1206. 2005 28x64. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Tons of upgrades. $34,900. 601-572-5300, 601-573-5029.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

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

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


AUTO WORLD. Come see us at George Carr Rental building. Buy here, pay here. Call 601-831-2000 after 3pm.

Licensed in MS and LA

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

601-636-6490 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

40. Cars & Trucks

FIXER-UPPER SALE. 1992 Ford F-150, $750, needs shift cable, battery and bond. 1995 Ford Explorer, $700. Needs head gasket. 1995 T-Bird, $700. Needs transmission. 1994 Cadillac DeVille, $1200. Needs fuel pump. AUTO WORLD. Come see us at George Carr Rental building. Call 601-831-2000 after 3pm.

Gary’s Cars for Less Over 50 Vehicles to Choose From With 3 Month - 3,000 Mile Warranty! We Accept Good, Bad, or No Credit

We Make Car Buying Fun With Our “Rent To Own” or Special Financing Programs You Can Re-Establish Your Credit

Hwy 61 S




601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


Bradford Ridge Apartments


Children’s pictures will print on Tuesday, February 14th!


34. Houses For Sale



GOOD CREDIT, BAD CREDIT OR NO CREDIT. Everyone is Approved at Byram Home Center. “Guaranteed credit approval.” 601-373-4453.

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

Phone:________________________________ Grandparents:_____________________________

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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


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

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

1992 1999 1999 1997 1994 1996 2000 2002 2003 2005 1998 1992 1995 2001 1995 1995 2003

Ford Truck XLT (Brown)...... $1488 Ford Truck (Tan).................. $3888 Dodge Dakota......................$4488 Mercury Mountaineer..........$3888 Chevy Tahoe (extra nice!).... $4488 Chevy Tahoe (4dr. green)..... $3888 Ford Taurus (Red)................. $3888 Ford Taurus (Red)................. $4888 Ford Taurus (Gray/Green).... $4888 Chevy Malibu (White)........... $5888 Chevy Lumina (Cream)........ $2888 Mitsubishi Eclipse (Red)..... $1288 Hyundai Elantra (Silver)....... $1488 Mazda 626 (Blue)................... $3888 Mercury Grand Marquis..... $3888 Ford Crown Vic (Tan)........... $4888 Ford Focus.......................... $4888

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm


Friday, January 27, 2012

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January 27, 2012