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By Danny Barrett Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org Sheets of ice and freezing rain covered vehicles, slowed traffic on bridges and closed schools and government functions in Vicksburg and Warren County this morning as officials braced again for slick roads and risky driving conditions tonight and early Saturday. “Any leftover rain could refreeze tonight,” said meteorologist Daniel Lamb with the National Weather Service in Jackson. “It could be more of an issue in the morning.” Rain chances were forecast to drop to 20 percent tonight, but temperatures expected as low as 23 might turn roads icy again before the air warms to around 43 degrees Saturday, officials said. Bridges were sanded, graveled or salted in Warren and area counties and parishes to prevent skidding, but it didn’t stop accidents. Vicksburg Warren E-911 reported 29 wrecks between See Weather, Page A8.
Cars and a truck drive through icy slush on Highway 80 Friday morning.
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John Austin Burris, 13, son of Tammy and Johnny Burris, holds a giant icicle he pulled from the front of Bowmar Elementary School Thursday. “That was a mistake,” he said after realizing how cold it made his hands.
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Chris Johnson of Bosk-N-Bower Tree Service works near a frozen fountain to trim trees Thursday at the Marshall Street home of Lee Davis and Jane Thames.
Dane Davenport is resuming his life as a free man after criminal charges pending against him for more than three years were dismissed Thursday by the state Attorney General’s Office. Terms of the dismissal mean that Davenport, 48, cannot be prosecuted further on child sexual abuse charges remaining from a 2008 Dane grand jury Davenport indictment for which he has faced multiple trials. “The Lord has blessed me today,” Davenport said Thursday afternoon, after Warren County Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick signed the Order of Dismissal. “I just want to get on with my life. I hope and pray that everybody else involved in this case can do the same.” The order cites “the best interSee Davenport, Page A7.
City, county lose people in new census stats Spanish today, Mandarin tomorrow By Danny Barrett Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org Vicksburg and Warren County saw drops in population during the past 10 years, and the number of Hispanics and Asians soared, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday. The countywide population slipped 1.75 percent in the past decade, to 48,773. Significant spikes were found in seven of eight ethnic groups counted, with those claiming Hispanic or Latino origins jumping more than 42 percent since 2000. The number of whites fell 10 percent, to 24,548, while blacks rose 6.4 percent, to 22,920. The Asian population grew 26 percent, to 413. People who reported a biracial background went up 23
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percent, to 424. Inside the City of Vicksburg, the population was 23,856 — down 9.7 percent in 10 years. Housing units fell 8.8 percent, to 10,992 compared to the last census. Vacant residential structures rose nearly 16 percent, to 1,535. “This is the true picture of the demographics here,” said Marie Thompson, the city’s policy and intergovernmental relations official, who is Hispanic and chaired a local committee of various local public and private sector officials tasked with getting the word out to the community when census forms were mailed last spring. Thompson said increased emphasis on linguistics in area schools was one early sign of the upward move-
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Warren County population in 2010 Total: 48,773; down 1.75% • Single race: 48,349; down 1.96% • White: 24,548; down 10% • Black or African American: 22,920; up 6.4% • American Indian and Alaska native: 129; up 13% • Asian: 413; up 25.6% • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 10; up 80% • Some other race: 329; up 50.15% • Two or more races: 424; up 23.1% • Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 896; up 42.6%
City of Vicksburg in 2010 • Population: 23,856, down 9.7% • Housing units: 10,992, down 8.8% • Vacant units: 1,535, up 16 percent% Source: U.S. Census Bureau ment, and more needs to be done to encourage businesses and local governments to require a certified translator. “Spanish is the language of today — Mandarin Chinese is
See Census, Page A7.
From staff and AP reports As Vicksburg and other sites across the South have begun commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker reintroduced legislation Thursday to expand the Vicksburg National Military Park to add the battlefields of Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond. The Mississippi Republicans want Congress to authorize the National Park Service to acquire about 10,000 acres to preserve the three Civil War battlefields — Port Gibson in Claiborne County and Raymond and Champion Hill in Hinds County. “I am hopeful that the Senate will be able to soon consider this measure to pro-
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tect more of the battlefields associated with the Vicksburg Campaign,” Cochran said in a written statement. “The battle for Vicksburg and its position on the Mississippi was a critical chapter of the Civil War. As such, this measure was written to protect additional areas that represent an important time for the history of our nation and our state.” “I am glad to join Senator Cochran and state and local officials in this effort to protect historic Civil War battlefields in Mississippi,” said Wicker, the bill’s primary co-sponsor. “Expanding the Vicksburg National Military Park is an important way we can preserve the history of our state.” The VNMP commemorates
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City, county to seek proposals for jail site By Manivanh Chanprasith firstname.lastname@example.org In a rare meeting between the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the county’s Board of Supervisors Thursday, support was echoed from both sides to enter into joint resolutions defining the future site of a new jail and a tighter qualifying deadline for school board elections, as well as to seek proposals for a new garbage collection contract. Officials met at City Hall’s Annex building to discuss the three issues and agreed to advertise for proposals for a new jail to be built anywhere in the county before drafting the joint resolution and garbage collection contracts for city and county. “This is your show and we’re here to support,” Mayor Paul Winfield told the five county supervisors. “Those of us who understand, understand there has to be a new jail facility. The jail we have right now is grossly inadequate and it has a modular style dating back to the 1950s or 1940s. That’s not safe for anybody that’s housed in a prison,” he said. “Anybody can complain about putting people up on the third floor when they have no working knowledge of what it takes to
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Warren County District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale, left, speaks during the city and county board meeting Thursday. Others are, from left, City Attorney Lee Davis Thames, operate a facility of that type nor a concern for the liability of the county.” All agreed that proposals for available sites are needed before a resolution asking for a new jail anywhere in the county is submitted to the Legislature. The current law says a jail must be built within the city limits of a county seat.
Mayor Paul Winfield, South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman and North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield. At bottom right is District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon.
“Until we take proposals, we’re not going to know what’s in the city and what’s in the county,” District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon said. “I think we need to take a shotgun approach and ask for what’s available, then we can narrow it down.” County officials are looking to build a 350-bed facility on about 20 acres of land, allowing
for the possibility of expanding to a 650-bed facility. Also, city and county officials were on the same page about either renewing or changing current garbage pickup contracts, set to expire June 30. City purchasing director Tim Smith and County Administrator John Smith are working to advertise requests for
proposals for the best price for trash and rubbish pickup in the city and county. Both share in the cost for using the same transfer station to satisfy the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, which mandates the legal dumping of trash. Lastly, county officials has sought city support in drawing a resolution to switch school board elections from paper ballots to electronic ballots and changing the qualifying period for the five-seat Board of Trustees. In order for the resolution to pass, the city, county and school board would need to sign on, and the city has offered its support. No one from the school board was present, and officials decided to meet with school officials next week. No date has been set. In addition to all city and county elected officials, others present included city attorney Lee Davis Thames Jr., city chief of staff Kenya Burks, City Clerk Walter Osborne, purchasing director Tim Smith, Vicksburg Police Deputy Chief John Dolan, County Administrator John Smith and county board attorney Randy Sherard.
Vicksburg man jailed for Colorado forgery, ID theft A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today awaiting extradition to Colorado to face charges of forgery and identity theft, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Prieto Gustavo, 23, 5900 U.S. 61 South, was arrested at 4:47 p.m. Thursday on a warrant from Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Stewart said. Gustavo had been involved
from staff reports this week in a wreck in which he was cited for driving without a license, said the lieutenant. His first and last names were initially transposed, causing a delay in identification, but a records check later turned up the Colorado warrant, which had been issued
computer valued at $700 and 60 Xbox and Wii games valued at $30 each were reported stolen from a home in the 200 block of Berryman Road. At 2:25 p.m. a 32-inch, flatscreen TV, unknown brand, valued at $450 was reported stolen from a home in the 1500 block of Chambers Street.
March 11, 2009, Stewart said. Gustavo was being held at the jail pending his transfer to Colorado authorities.
Burglaries reported on Chambers, Berryman Two burglaries were reported in the city Thursday, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart today. At 8:15 a.m., an eMachine
City man held for drug court violation A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today for a drug court violation, jail records showed. Billy Westbrook, 21, 45 Hometown Drive, was arrested at 9 p.m. and was being held without bond.
Coast man sentenced to 27 years for manslaughter GULFPORT, Miss. — Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois has sentenced Richard Lambert to 27 years in prison for the manslaughter of a 79-year-old Long Beach man and a burglary charge. Assistant District Attorney Scott Lusk said that Lam-
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS bert was allowed to plead guilty Thursday to a reduced charge of manslaughter. He had been charged with capital murder after the discovery of Bob Barnes’ dismem-
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bered remains in May 2009. Lusk said Barnes was stabbed to death during an argument. Lusk said Barnes’ dismemberment was gruesome, but the state could not prove dismemberment killed him, which was an element of the capital offense.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Authorities say a 63-year-old Pascagoula man collapsed and died before he could escape a fire at his home. Fire Chief Robert
O’Sullivan said firefighters found John Martin dead in the living room near the front door shortly after fire was extinguished Thursday. O’Sullivan said it appeared Martin had been sleeping on his living room couch.
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CHURCHES Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Saturdays; $7.50 two bags of men’s clothes, $5 a bag women’s clothes, Saturday only; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-638-0794 or 601-8312056. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 5:30 tonight; 2585 N. Washington St. Oakland Baptist — Saturday’s bake sale fundraiser has been canceled. Belmont M.B. — Prayer and worship breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday; R.D. Wells, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. Triumphant Baptist — Food ■
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distribution, 9-11 a.m. Saturday; Outreach House, 74 Scenic Drive; picture ID, Social Security card and proof of income required; 601-638-8135. Mount Calvary M.B. — Women’s fellowship, 10 a.m. Saturday, 1350 East Ave.; Evangelist Mary E. Barnes. Pleasant Green Baptist — Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday, 817 Bowman St. Spring Hill M.B. — “History on the Hill” youth presentation, 5 p.m. Saturday, 815 Mission 66; Mighty Gospel Train choir. Cool Springs — Business meeting, 6 p.m Monday; 385 Falk Steel Road.
CLUBS Woodmen of the World — Business meeting, 6 tonight; Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, Goodrum Road; Valentine banquet at 7, call officers for location; 601-6382495. Ashmead DAR Chapter — 10 a.m. Saturday, Main Street Market; Janey Seabergh to
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correction The newly crowned Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen is McKenzie Pollock. An incorrect spelling of her last name appeared in Sunday’s edition. •
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Barbour to Legislature: Don’t drain cash reserves
Barbour family flights on state planes under fire
House leaders want to use some funds for education, mental health care By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said a House budget proposal would spend too much from the state’s financial reserves, and he believes that could hurt long-term economic development. Barbour told a business group Thursday that it’s important to keep hundreds of millions of dollars set aside, unspent. He said the state is on track to have about $400 million in various reserve funds this July 1, when the new budget year begins. “I promise you, the people that you’re trying to get interested in Mississippi — that’s
music to their ears because they know it’s a much, much, much smaller chance that they’re going to have a tax increase,” Barbour said. He was speaking to about 200 people at the Hilton hotel in Jackson for a meeting of the Mississippi Economic Development Council, an association of local chambers of commerce and industrial development officials. Barbour said business leaders look for stability in state finances. No tax increases are proposed now, but the Republican governor said Mississippi could put itself in a precarious situation if it depletes its reserves. Leaders in the Democratic-
led House said they’re trying to use some — but not all — of the state’s reserves to pay for education, mental health care and other state programs. “We feel like we’re being very responsible with the reserves. And to do otherwise would cut essential services even more,” House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, said Thursday at the Capitol. Lawmakers are involved in the lengthy process of writing a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee has proposed one spending plan, and Barbour has proposed a separate one. Lawmakers are scheduled to finish a budget by early April,
and the House and Senate are exchanging ideas. The House passed a bill this week to pull $56.3 million from financial reserves and combine that with $122.6 million from an unanticipated Medicaid surplus. That money would help pay for as-yet unspecified state programs. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, said shuffling the money out of reserves will help fund important items such as repayment of long-term debt and a courtordered settlement of a foster care lawsuit.
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Gov. Haley Barbour speaks at an economic development meeting in Jackson Thursday.
Senate approves ban on texting while driving JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate on Thursday passed a bill to ban texting while driving, despite several lawmakers’ concerns about how such a measure would be enforced. Only two senators voted against the bill — Republican Sens. Merle Flowers of Southaven and Chris McDaniel of Ellisville. The bill now goes to the House, where similar legislation died last year. Mississippi passed a law in 2009 that banned young drivers from texting while behind the wheel. The proposal approved Thursday in the Senate is similar, but would apply to all drivers. A violation would be a misdemeanor and bring a $500 fine. If an accident occurred as a result of texting while driving, the fine would be $1,000, said Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Gray Tollison, D-Oxford.
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Saints car tag bill headed to Barbour Mississippi lawmakers have agreed to create a state license plate to commemorate the New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl championship season. A bill authorizing the car tag passed the House, then passed the Senate Thursday. Now, it’s headed to Gov. Haley Barbour. People would pay an additional $50 for the Saints tag in Mississippi.
Naming buildings for 3 state leaders OK’d The Mississippi House has voted to name three public buildings in honor of state leaders. The Mississippi Department of Transportation headquarters in downtown
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2010. Where the 2010 act specified that only 80 percent of the money could be spent on water and sewer, with the remainder going for road maintenance, the revised bill would allow the money to go to a mix of water and sewer and roads that the city will decide. The bill retains a requirement that the city must put the issue before voters.
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JACKSON — A day after the Mississippi House passed a bill aimed at restricting the use of state planes, a Democratic leader released documents showing Republican Gov. Haley Barbour had used the aircraft for personal family trips and wouldn’t disclose details of the outings. House Judiciary A Committee Chairman Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, provided the documents Thursday that detailed seven such trips between 2006 and 2008. The documents called the trips questionable. Barbour wasn’t on some of the flights, according to the documents, which were obtained by the state attorney general’s office and later used to brief lawmakers. Barbour, who is believed to be mulling a presidential run next year, has been criticized by legislators about his use of state planes in the past. Barbour spokesman Dan Turner wouldn’t comment Thursday on the flights’ purpose. None appeared to be fundraising junkets. Barbour reimbursed the state $41,090 for his use of state-owned aircraft, the documents show. But Blackmon said the reimbursements didn’t include pilot costs because the Department of Finance and Administration and the Department of Public Safety don’t factor crew expenses when calculating the hourly rate of plane use. “It needs to be clear the plane should be used for governmental purposes. There should be no ambiguity,” Blackmon said.
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JACK VIX SAYS: The ice could have been much worse.
OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Louis James gives “Macbeth” at the opera house.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The Vicksburg Library association elects these officers: Joseph Hirsch, president; Philip Crutcher, vice president; Mrs. Bernard Foster, secretary; and Miss F. Michie, librarian. • Capt. George Tompkins, gallant Confederate veteran, is seriously ill.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Robert Voelinger has some wild ducks that he takes with him on his hunting trips to act as decoys. • J.D. Hyland formally announces himself as a candidate for sheriff.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mary Hickman wins the prize for novel costume at the St. Francis Xavier Academy alumnae entertainment. • Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hardy will soon leave for Shreveport to reside.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Bishop Carson speaks at Holy Trinity Church. • L.B. Friar and Elnora Wright secure a marriage license.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Secretary of the Navy Knox announces a new cruiser will be named Vicksburg. • A.H. Lesseg arrives from Webster Grove, Mo., to become manager of the local Woolworth store.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951 A would-be holdup man identified as “Red” Hydrick is knocked from the Showboat ferry into the Yazoo Canal and no trace of him has been found. • It is estimated that over 2,000 pipes were broken here during the big freeze.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Raymond Sauer is re-elected chairman of the Vicksburg Planning Commission.
40 YEARS AGO: 1971
It’s now Obama’s turn One feels obliged to wonder why a speech that was advertised as one of the most important of President Barack Obama’s term, the speech where he would define the shape of his next two years in office in order to win another four, came off so flat and uninspiring. We suspect it was because the president was so carefully working to position himself as the man in the middle on every issue, the leader who stands above party and politics, the mediator, the master of splitting the difference. This is not Obama’s natural role, and he did not seem to feel comfortable with it. For better or worse, the president is a man with convictions about the role of government — and for the first three-quarters of the speech he expressed some of them, although guardedly. Government must encourage innovation (or presumably it will not happen), improve education (although increasing federal involvement has been cotermi-
nous with declining test scores) and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. In short, government programs are the engines that drive the economy and societal progress. That seems close to what this president really thinks, but especially considering the election results in November, he’s swimming against the tide of public opinion. Americans are concerned about a jobless recovery, they are worried about the longterm impact of public debt and deficits, and although they are fuzzy and inconsistent about the details, they think government should be getting smaller, not larger. Strangely, the president hardly acknowledged the concern about jobs that aren’t coming back. His problem, of course, is that the best way to jumpstart job creation is to reduce the burden of government, institute real regulatory reform and place a moratorium on new regulations, not just establish a panel to look at a few
examples of overbearing regulation. Such an approach would go far to establish the climate of certainty and predictability businesses need to start investing in new jobs. The speech was not without its moments, expressing a vision of a more competitive America and calling on our history to remind us just how resilient and capable Americans are when given opportunity and freedom. To be successful, however, this speech would have had to acknowledge the deep uncertainty that Americans still feel — despite modest signs of economic growth — about a slow recovery that hasn’t put a significant dent in unemployment. It would have had to acknowledge just how different the 112th Congress will be from the 111th, and specify what it means to reach across the aisle to find ways to reduce spending and deficits. Sadly, all those elements were missing.
Elizabeth Taylor stars in “Giant” at the Joy Theatre. • Virginia Wedgeworth and Donny J. Weaver are married. • Mrs. Charlotte Reynolds dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pickett and son, Drew, are visiting here from Columbus. • Paul Newman stars in “WUSA” at Showtown USA.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Sidney P. Saucier dies. • Truck driver Bill Brown of Vicksburg, returning home after delivering a load for Foam Packaging Inc., receives gunshot wounds when two men attempt to hijack his 18-wheeler in Gonzales, Texas. The truck was empty, but Brown was robbed of $500 cash.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991 A Belva Drive bridge is reopened to traffic after being closed for repairs for three weeks. • William P. Martin Jr. dies. •
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Matt Horn hits seven 3-pointers to lead the St. Aloysius Flashes past MSD, 85-59. • Mason Garrett Quimby celebrates his first birthday.
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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler
Mubarak, America and the fragility of oppression WASHINGTON — In June 2005, along with then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, I met nine Egyptian opposition figures, including presidential candidate Ayman Nour, in a shabby Cairo conference room. Rice was in Egypt to deliver a speech calling on President Hosni Mubarak to allow free elections. We hoped and half-believed the door to reform was open. Nour, with more direct experience, said it would remain a “revolving door” under Mubarak’s rule. One participant explained to me that the security agent shadowing him was waiting downstairs, more concerned with intimidation than with secrecy. The leaders in the room were isolated, harassed, beleaguered and not particularly impressive. This is the Mubarak legacy. In the name of weakening Islamism, he undermined all legitimate opposition, often forcing dissent into the radical mosque. If the alternatives to Mubarak’s rule are poor, it is because he did his best to make it so. American complicity in this strategy was often described as “realism,” helping to assure the stability of a favorable regime. This is the diplomatic habit of mind that
This is the Mubarak legacy. In the name of weakening Islamism, he undermined all legitimate opposition, often forcing dissent into the radical mosque.
declared Mubarak’s government to be “stable” on Jan. 25 — as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did shortly before the headquarters of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party were set aflame. In fact, this brand of realism always lacked a realistic endgame. Dictatorships are particularly vulnerable during transitions. It was never likely that Egypt’s military dictatorship would become a hereditary monarchy, headed by Mubarak’s lackluster son Gamal. Governments that lack legitimacy — that are founded on a monopoly of heavy weapons — are inherently unstable. What makes Mubarak fit to govern others? His great economic achievements? His summons to compelling national purposes? Mubarak has survived by suffocat-
ing opposition and being strategically useful to the United States. What sway do these justifications now have on the streets of Cairo? Dictatorships are inevitable until the moment fear lifts and they become incredible. A 26-year-old fruit vendor in Tunisia is humiliated and sets himself on fire in protest. The dictator flees. Demonstrators turn out in Cairo. The Egyptian Cabinet is dismissed. Such is the fragility of oppression. The lesson from these events is that America should be anticipating democratic traditions long before a crisis makes them urgent — trying to encourage the leadership and institutions that will make eventual change less traumatic. These efforts in Egypt were halfhearted and inconsistent. Someday, absent
a shift in policy, we are likely to say the same of China. In the modern world, it is a short distance from Tahrir Square to Tiananmen. An active democracy promotion strategy — engaging authoritarian regimes while cultivating the leaders and parties that may replace them — is alternately criticized as paternalistic, unrealistic and hypocritical. Until a moment such as this, when it is revealed as the essential, practical work of American diplomacy. But now the options in Egypt are limited. It is difficult to do much steering when you have already entered the rapids — though it is worth a try. Repeating its performance following the Iranian protests of June 2009, the Obama administration initially adopted a prudence indistinguishable from paralysis. It does not know how to respond in these situations because it does not know its own mind. Is democracy promotion a naive relic of the Bush era? Or does liberalism, perhaps, have something to do with the confident defense of liberty? At this point, there is little choice but to call for monitored elections later this year that don’t include Mubarak. Many foreign policy experts are
serially surprised by demands for self-government in cultures different from our own — by the tenacity of Iraqi democracy or by the determined crowds in Tehran, Tunis or Cairo. Between these outbreaks, they sneer at the prospect of Jeffersonian ideals taking root in the rocky soil of the Middle East. During these events, they seem embarrassed by the miracle. But the universal desire for self-government does not require a basis in Enlightenment philosophy. It is rooted in the natural human resentment of humiliation. No one wants to be a pawn in the power games of elites forever. Condoning an unjust stability involves the assumption that people will remain in servility, suffering and silence. The pervasive failure of American foreign policy elites is a lack of confidence in American ideals. Democratic revolutions can be defeated by violence or co-opted by radicals. But again, we are seeing that it is neither principled nor prudent for America to base its strategies in the Middle East on the denial of rights we value.
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Palin praising Reagan as son Ron criticizes her LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Palin is honoring one Reagan and offending another with the same speech. The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak in Santa Barbara, Calif., today at a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan — just one of the celebrations marking the centennial of the 40th president’s birth on Feb. 6.
‘Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news.’ Ron Reagan
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the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, who was invited to speak by the event’s sponsor, the conservative
Young America’s Foundation. “Sarah Palin is a soap opera, basically. She’s doing mostly what she does to make money and keep her name in the news,” Reagan said. “She is not a serious candidate for president and never has been,” said Reagan, a political independent whose politics lean left. But former Reagan speech-
writer Kenneth Khachigian praised the choice of Palin to speak. Palin was a teenager when Reagan took office in 1981 and like many young people “their lives and philosophy and political fortunes were shaped by the Reagan era. She can reflect on that as well as anyone could,” Khachigian said.
Davenport Continued from Page A1. est of the victims that this matter not be prosecuted any further,” and is signed by Brandon Ogburn, special assistant attorney general, who was the lead prosecutor in the case. “The victims have requested that we dismiss the charges and we are following their wishes in doing so,” Attorney General Jim Hood said in a written statement. “They have been through enough and are ready to move on,” it said. “We’re very pleased that the criminal litigation is
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over,” said Davenport’s lead attorney, John Zelbst of Lawton, Okla. “This is a case that has destroyed two families, in a lot of ways, and it’s going to take a lot of hard work to put it back together.” Davenport was indicted on four counts of sexual battery of a child younger than 14 and five counts of fondling a child younger than 16, accusations involving two brothers dating to 1999. He was also charged in Oktibbeha County on one count involving one of the brothers and was acquitted of that charge in a February
2009 trial. In March, a Warren County jury acquitted him of all sexual battery charges and one of the fondling charges, leaving the remaining four open. The Attorney General’s Office had said as recently as a few weeks ago that Davenport would be tried a third time. His first trial in Warren County, held in September 2008, was declared a mistrial when jurors were unable to reach a verdict. Thursday’s action dropped the remainder of the fondling
charges. “I have been humbled by the reports I’ve received of people in the community supporting me and praying for me,” Davenport said. “My family and my friends, and even people I didn’t know showing me love and support.” He said the ordeal was not without its blessings, especially in renewed and closer relationships with family and friends. “God has done some wonderful things through this,” he said. Davenport is a veteran of
more than 20 years with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and achieved the rank of master sergeant. He was a district supervisor who oversaw the Vicksburg driver’s licensing office and other offices, he said, when the accusations led to him being placed on unpaid administrative leave. He said he plans to go back to work at MHSP as soon as possible. “The highway patrol has been good to me ever since I’ve been working for them,” Davenport said.
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Continued from Page A1. congressional seat this time as in the last count. Each shift affects federal funding for a multitude of projects and entities, from infrastructure and social programs to certain types of tax revenue distribution. A joint committee of both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature will convene to break down the data so county and city governments can redraw voting districts. From there, any changes involving minority voting strength must be OK’d by the Department of Justice. Hinds County remained the state’s most populous, at 245,285, down 2.2 percent for the decade. Sharper declines in other neighboring counties could figure into changes in district lines for local
legislators. Sharkey County’s population plummeted 25 percent in the past decade, to 4,916. Issaquena County’s fell further, to 1,406, or 38 percent fewer people than reported in the 2000 count. The totals reflect low rates of returning census forms — 50 percent for Sharkey and 37 percent for Issaquena, compared to 71 percent for Warren. All or part of both counties are in districts held by Vicksburg-area state lawmakers, state Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans. Claiborne County also decreased in population, to 9,604, down 18.8 percent from 2000. All of Claiborne is in House District 85, represented by Rep. Chuck Middleton, D-Port
Gibson, though the district picks up parts of three precincts in southeast Warren County. Housing starts statistics typically figure into business recruitment, though small “micropolitan” areas such as Vicksburg and Warren County often fit into a larger regional map when companies inquire about projects large and small, said Wayne Mansfield, executive director of the Warren County Port Commission and the Warren County Economic Development Foundation. “That small decrease won’t have any bearing,” Mansfield said of the updated overall population. “They look at labor forces through the region.”
the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg in 1863. More than 1,340 monuments, a restored Union gunboat and a National Cemetery are within the confines of the park. The Cochran-Wicker bill, first introduced in November, addresses the three separate parcels where battles leading up to the Vicksburg battles and siege were fought. Designated “modified core battlefield” sites by the NPS, these properties also encompass several historic homes, such as the Shaifer House in Port Gibson and the Coker House at Champion Hill. The NPS would assume maintenance and security responsibilities for these structures once they are included in the
Military Park. The legislation was developed with input from the NPS, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Civil War Preservation Trust and local officials, Cochran said. Both Cochran and Wicker said they believe the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War might help propel their legislation in the new 112th Congress. The VNMP, which hosted initial Civil War sesquicentennial programs in January, also is planning programs for 2013, the 150th anniversary of the Vicksburg Campaign. The Vicksburg Nationa Military Park logged 581,459 visitors in 2010, up from 548,105 in 2009.
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lived most of her life in Tallulah. She was a homemaker and member of Acts Tabernacle Church of Tallulah. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Luther “D.L.” Whittington; one son, Johnny Lee Whittington; and one daughter, Sandra Whittington Kendall. Survivors include two sons, David Larry Whittington and wife Judy of Vidalia and Gary Dwayne Whittington and wife Brenda of Rayville; four daughters, Patricia White of Natchez and Barbara Wilkins, Phyllis Cardin and husband Ted and Lori Deckelman, all of Tallulah; one stepdaughter, June Barfield of Downsville; one sister, Irene Cassels of Wisner; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
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Henry M. Adams
Mary E. Smith
SATSUMA, Ala. — A native of Prichard, Ala., and resident of Satsuma, Ala., Mr. Henry M. “Shim” Adams, age 92, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 1, Henry M. 2011. He was Adams a member of Fountain of Life Church, the American Legion and Saraland VFW and was a lifetime member of United Paper Workers Local No. 1421. He retired after 34 1/2 years with Kimberly-Clark. He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Cochran Adams; and his father, Guy Adams. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertie Smith Adams; children, Marie (Jimmy) Morris, Minnie (Don) Hamilton, Margaret (Leon) Gilmer of Vicksburg; sister, Verlie Antonidis; seven grandchildren, Joey Ludke, David (Kim) Hamilton, Paul (Charlene) Hamilton, William (Irene) Hamilton, Mary Jane Wooten of Vicksburg, Chris (Nicole) Gilmer of Vicksburg, Melisa (Richard) Ware; 12 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; nephew, Jimmie V. Adams; and a host of other relatives, co-workers and many special friends, including Dean Carpenter of Oklahoma. Services will be at 2 p.m. today from Fountain of Life Church. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the church until service time today.
Mary E. Smith died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home. She was 68. Mrs. Smith was born in Yazoo City to Iva Lee Mitchell and Harold Frazier. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Smith of Vicksburg; one son, Brent Smith of Vicksburg; one daughter, Lynn Smith of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Roy Mitchell of Jackson; two sisters, Henrietta Wells of Gulfport and Sue Appleton of Tinsley, Miss.; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Rev. Ricky Dorrell officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon Monday until the service. Pallbearers will be Charlie Appleton, Brandon Smith, Jay Cooper, Trent Smith, James Kemp and Morgan Loyd.
Doreacer Brinkley Turner PORT GIBSON — Doreacer Brinkley Turner died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Jefferson County Hospital. She was 61. Mrs. Turner was a member and usher at St. Ann Catholic Church. She was a member of Knights of Peter Claver Chapter No. 44, and Court No. 372, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Phi Delta Kappa and the Professional Black Women’s Association. She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Brinkley.
Survivors include her two sons, Selwyn Turner and Kendall Turner, both of Fayette; a daughter, Makeba Turner of Fayette; the father of her children, Will T. Turner Jr. of Fayette; her parents, Leonard Sr. and Willie Ethel Brinkley; three brothers, Otis Brinkley and Johnny Brinkley, both of Lorman, and Leonard Brinkley Jr. of Fayette; two sisters, Debbie Fountain of Marrero, La., and Bobby Shaw of Fayette; three grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Resurrection will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Fayette with the Rev. James Fallon, SSJ, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Harrison. Visitation will be today from 1 until 5 at Thompson Funeral Home with a rosary at the church at 6 and Saturday
Annie M. Whittington TALLULAH — Funeral services for Mrs. Annie M. Whittington, age 85, of Tallulah will be Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwayne Whittington and the Rev. Larry Whittington officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church Cemetery in Winnsboro, La., under the direction of CrothersGlenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 until 8 tonight. Mrs. Whittington died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at the Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah after a lengthy illness. She was born in Archibald, La., and had
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 Sunny with lows in the upper 20s and highs from the mid-40s to 50s
STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear with lows in the 20s SATURday-SUNday Sunny with lows in the upper 20s and highs from the mid-40s to 50s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 30º Low/past 24 hours............... 24º Average temperature......... 27º Normal this date................... 48º Record low..............16º in 1912 Record high............81º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours..........0.04 inches This month..............0.52 inches Total/year.................8.73 inches Normal/month......0.68 inches Normal/year...........6.15 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 5:36 A.M. Most active...............11:22 P.M. Active............................. 5:57 P.M. Most active...................N/A Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:38 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:39 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:54
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 10.1 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.8 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 10.2 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.6 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 12.7 | Change: -2.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................68.9 River....................................57.6
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 17.7 Sunday.................................... 17.8 Monday.................................. 18.0 Memphis Saturday....................................0.2 Sunday.......................................0.5 Monday.....................................0.8 Greenville Saturday................................. 15.5 Sunday.................................... 15.4 Monday.................................. 15.6 Vicksburg Saturday....................................9.6 Sunday.......................................9.9 Monday.................................. 10.1
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Weather Continued from Page A1. midnight and 8 a.m., with three involving injuries, dispatch center director Jason Tatum said. Sixteen were inside the city limits, he said. Wrecks outside the city included one at Mississippi 27 and Stenson Road and one near the Yazoo River bridge where a truck had to be pulled from a ditch. Entergy reported no power outages in Warren County at midmorning, spokesman Don Arnold said, but a tree fell later this morning on a power line near Scott Road and caught fire. Bridges iced in Madison Parish overnight, contributing to 10 to 12 wrecks Thursday night and this morning, authorities said. Sheriff’s departments in Sharkey and Issaquena counties reported icy bridges, but no significant wrecks. An 18-wheeler overturned in the median of Interstate 20 between Flowers and the county line, one of 11 wrecks in which Warren County sheriff’s deputies assisted the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Bridges and highway overpasses on North Frontage Road, Warrenton Road, Indiana Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue were iced this morning, Public Works Director Bubba Rainer said. Crossings on U.S. 80 at the Big Black River were “addressed” with salt coatings Thursday night and this morning, Hinds County Public Works Director Carl Frelix said. Road Department crews were on standby to apply gravel to bridges across creeks outside the city limits. Weather conditions closed Vicksburg City Hall to all employees except Public Works employees. Warren County Courthouse was to remain closed until 10 a.m. All public and private schools in Vicksburg and Warren County closed today due to reports around 5 a.m. of iced roadways and bridges. Warren Central High School’s production of the “The Wizard of Oz” was canceled tonight, but shows are set for 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, principal Rodney Smith said. Classes were canceled at Hinds Community College and delayed until noon
KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post
Above, ice forms on the ground under the Culkin Water District tower on Oak Ridge Road Thursday morning after a ball valve and pressure gauge at the base of the tower burst due to the freezing temperatures. Culkin Water District employees opened another valve and a fire hydrant to release about 50,000 gallons of water to lower the pressure on the valve for repairs, said Culkin Water District General Manager John Gunn. The water was shut off and the valve repaired by 12:30 p.m. Warren County Road Department crews cleaned out ditches to reroute the water so it would not cross Oak Ridge Road and form ice. at Alcorn State University. Stores at the Outlets at Vicksburg planned to open at noon, while no closures were planned at Vicksburg Mall. MHP reported two fatal wrecks Thursday due to the winter weather. Sgt. Rusty Boyd said 28-year-old Laurie Nicole Sanders of Hazlehurst died when her vehicle struck a patch of ice, ran off Interstate 55 into the median and hit trees south of Hazlehurst. Boyd said Sanders was not wearing a seat belt. The second fatal wreck was reported in Prentiss. Troopers said the driver of an SUV traveling west on U.S. 84 lost control and slammed into an oncoming 18-wheeler log truck. Jefferson Davis County Coroner Greg Blackwell said the vehicle was on the Mississippi 13 overpass and the bridge was covered with ice. The victim, a woman whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Icy roads have been blamed for two traffic deaths and dangerous driving conditions across three southern states. The Louisiana State Police said one person was killed early this morning in Iberville Parish in southern Louisiana in a wreck involving three 18-wheelers and a pickup. Another driver was killed in western Louisiana when
Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post
Cars pass over the interstate bridge on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday after sand was spread to combat accumulated ice. his car ran off the highway. Dozens of schools, businesses and government offices in north Alabama were opening late because of icy roads there. State government offices were closed in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes and public school systems from southwest Louisiana to the north told students to stay home. The icey weather is part of a front of cold that hit the United States from Canada early this week and has been exacerbated by warmer air coming from the Gulf of Mexico.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post
A ladder near Horizon Casino at City Front is covered in ice Thursday.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte is going ahead with his decision to retire, leaving the New York Yankees with two huge holes in what appears to be a rather wobbly starting rotation. The team scheduled a morning news conference today at Yankee Stadium for Pettitte to announce the choice he had been leaning toward making since the end of last season. “I don’t think enough people know that he’s still the leader of this pitching staff until today,” former Yankees right fielder Paul O’Neill said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. A five-time World Series champion, Pettitte became the third-winningest pitcher in team history. “Andy was probably the consummate team player,” f ormer Yankees manager Joe Torre said. ““He’s been a huge favorite of mine because he’s such a standup guy. He’s a great teammate, and I think that’s why he won so many games. The guys that play behind him understand how intense he is, and it becomes contagious.” Pettitte finished 240138 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 major league seasons.
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Jordan Henry, left, and Justin Henry have been hitting in the batting cages at Halls Ferry Park in preparation for the upcoming baseball season. Both will play in the Ole Miss alumni baseball game in Oxford Saturday.
in Arizona on March 1. Justin said he will report to Lakeland, Fla. The Tigers’ spring camp begins a
Spring training is four weeks away for Vicksburg’s Jordan and Justin Henry, but the brothers will get some early game action Saturday when they play in the Ole Miss Alumni baseball game at University Stadium. The Henrys will play on what could be a loaded alumni team that will take on Coach Mike Bianco’s 2011 Rebels. Jordan and Justin are two of a handful of current and former professional baseball players from Ole Miss. Justin, who finished playing at Ole Miss in 2007, is currently with the Detroit Tigers’ Class AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens. Jordan, who completed his career at Ole Miss in 2009, plays for the Cleveland Indians’ AA affiliate, the Akron Aeros. The pair will be joined by several former Rebel teammates. “We’ll definitely have some good pitching on our side,” Jordan Henry said. “I know we’ll have (Drew) Pomeranz and Lance Lynn. We’ll also have Stephen Head, T.J. Beam and Nathan Baker.” Pomeranz was the fifth overall pick in last June’s Major League Baseball draft by the Indians. Lynn finished last season with the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA affiliate, the Memphis Red Birds. Justin Henry said the alumni game is part of a weekend full of activity for the former Rebels. “There is a golf tournament on Friday, a dinner, and then we play the game Saturday,” Justin said. While both of their professional careers took off in 2010 when they moved up to a higher level, they took different paths this offseason. Justin came home to Vicksburg as his wife worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. Jordan stayed in Oxford to take some courses and work out with the current Rebels. “I usually go in to hit and stuff in their cage,” Jordan said. “Cody Overbeck, who played with me at Ole Miss, is usually there all the time.” Jordan said he has to report to the Indians’ minor league spring training camp
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall holds the AFC Championship trophy after the Steelers’ 24-19 win over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game.
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few days after the first of March. Both hope to continue where they left off last year. Jordan hit .300 in 74 games with Akron. He had 86 hits, scored 45 runs, drove in 16 runs and stole 15 bases. Justin split time between AAA Toledo and AA Erie. At Erie, he hit .260 in 67 games with 15 extra base hits, 28 runs scored, 15 RBIs and nine stolen bases. At Toledo, he hit .269, scored 18 runs and drove in 14. Neither brother expects another midseason reunion like last year, when Erie played Akron in a pair of series. “We actually played eight games, two four-game series, against each other before Justin got called up to (Class) AAA,” Jordan said. “I got a few hits against them but I do remember grounding out to him at second base.” Justin said he spent time at both second base and center field for Erie.
“I guess you could say I’m a utility outfielder and infielder now,” Justin said. “At least I remember making him (Jordan) run when I hit a ball to the center field gap.” Pitchers from Erie and Akron were rebuffed when they came calling for a scouting report. “I know our pitchers asked about me about him,” Jordan said. “I just shook them off.” Justin said he expects to be with Toledo for most of this season. “The Tigers’ second baseman from last year (Carlos Guillen) is still on the disabled list,” Justin said. “That means Will Rhymes and Scott Sizemore will battle to start for the big club. I’ll likely get two or three games this spring against the big club or maybe some split squad games. That’s why I’m looking into playing several different positions and not just second base.”
DALLAS — Instead of focusing on the eight Super Bowl trips and six Lombardi trophies, Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell likes to talk about these numbers: four and nine. That’s four players he’s coached on the Pittsburgh roster for nine or more seasons. Mitchell’s veteran linemen — Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke — may not be the Steel Curtain of the 1970s, but they speak to a larger truth. They were brought to the team, given time to develop and never jettisoned when the going got tough. And through it all, they were coached to play a single, specific, hard-nosed style. In short, that’s the “Steeler Way” — an unwavering devotion to getting one kind of player and playing one brand of football that has resulted in one outcome more often than any other over the past 40 years: The season ending with the Steelers holding the Super Bowl trophy. They play Green Bay on Sunday in search of their seventh NFL championship. See Steelers, Page B3.
Tweet this: Stansbury bans Twitter By The Associated Press STARKVILLE — Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury has banned his team from using Twitter after players posted critical comments on the social networking website following Wednesday’s 75-61 loss to Alabama. Starting guard Ravern Johnson posted “starting to see why people Transfer you can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit the ball the whole game,” according to published reports. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior who is averaging 17.7 points per game, scored just 10 points against the Crimson Tide. The Bulldogs have an 11-10 overall record, 3-4 in the Southeastern
Conference. Both Johnson and forward Renardo Sidney also criticized fans, according to the reports. Both Twitter accounts have been deleted since. Sidney, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, is averaging 13.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. In a written statement, Stansbury explains his decision, saying “some young men just don’t understand once they put something out there for everyone to see, there is no taking it back.” It’s the latest incident in a string of bad publicity for Mississippi State, which is still dealing with the fallout from a highly publicized fistfight between Sidney and teammate Elgin Bailey on Dec. 23 in the stands of the Diamond Head Classic in
Honolulu that was aired on ESPN. Bailey decided to transfer after the incident. Sidney has played in only nine games this season because of three different suspensions. He missed the first nine games after the NCAA ruled he received impermissible benefits as an amateur. The same issue caused the highly regarded recruit to miss his entire freshman season. His second suspension came on Dec. 21, when Stansbury sat him out for a game after an “incident” during practice. Just two days later, he was suspended after the fight with Bailey, causing him to miss two games.
rogelio solis•The associated press
Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury, seen here against Vanderbilt, banned his players from using Twitter after Wednesday’s loss to Alabama resulted in some angry tweets.
Friday, February 4, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Phoenix Open BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Middleweights, Sergio Mora (27-1-2) vs. Bryan Vera (17-5-0) NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Dallas at Boston 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Utah at Denver
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scoreboard NFL Playoffs Wild-card Round
Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16
Jan. 15 Pittsburgh 31, Baltimore 24 Green Bay 48, Atlanta 21 Jan. 16 Chicago 35, Seattle 24 N.Y. Jets 28, New England 21
Jan. 23 Green Bay 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama Web cam broadcasting the posting of faxed national letters of intent on signing day has drawn a complaint from another Southeastern Conference school after a provocative photo of a female student circulated on the Internet. SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said league Commissioner Mike Slive called Crimson Tide athletic director Mal Moore Thursday morning after another member school complained. Bloom wouldn’t identify the other university. Alabama spokesman Doug Walker said athletic department officials would have no comment. Web photos on what Alabama called its “Fax Cam” showed an unidentified female student in a short, slitted skirt standing next to the fax machine and a board where names of each confirmed signee were posted as they arrived.
NFC 55, AFC 41
NEW YORK — A federal judge has allowed some of ex-trainer Brian McNamee’s defamation claims against Roger Clemens to move toward trial, while throwing out accusations of malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In a decision that both sides said they were happy with, U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. in Brooklyn dismissed McNamee’s defamation claims based on statements that McNamee has a mental disorder and that McNamee was extorting the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. But the judge allowed McNamee’s claims that he was defamed by statements from Clemens’ side accusing the former personal trainer of lying and of manufacturing evidence, such as bloodied syringes, vials and gauze pads. The civil suit will not move forward until after Clemens’ criminal trial on charges he lied to a congressional committee, which is scheduled to start this July in federal court in Washington.
NFL Sanchez doesn’t need surgery GRAPEVINE, Texas — Mark Sanchez won’t need surgery on his injured right shoulder. The New York Jets quarterback said doctors told him rest and mild rehabilitation would be enough to return the shoulder to full strength. Sanchez was injured when the Jets won at Pittsburgh on Dec. 19, but the shoulder wasn’t a factor in New York’s run to the AFC championship game.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 4 1861 — The Philadelphia Athletics beat Charter Oak 36-27 in a baseball game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in Brooklyn, N.Y., with the players wearing ice skates. 1924 — The first Winter Olympics close in Chamonix, France, where 16 countries competed in 17 events spread among seven sports. 1991 — The doors of Cooperstown are slammed shut on Pete Rose when the Hall of Fame’s board of directors votes 12-0 to bar players on the permanently ineligible list from consideration. 2007 — Peyton Manning is 25-of38 for 247 yards and a touchdown as he rallies Indianapolis to a 29-17 Super Bowl XLI victory over Chicago in the South Florida rain. Tony Dungy becomes the first black coach to win the championship, beating good friend and protege Lovie Smith in a game that featured the first two black coaches in the Super Bowl.
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——— AP Offensive Player of the Year The NFL Offensive Players of the Year named by The Associated Press, selected by a nationwide panel of the media: 2010 — Tom Brady, New England, QB 2009 — Chris Johnson, Tennessee, RB 2008 — Drew Brees, New Orleans, QB 2007 — Tom Brady, New England, QB 2006 — LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego, RB 2005 — Shaun Alexander, Seattle, RB 2004 — Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB 2003 — Jamal Lewis, Baltimore, RB 2002 — Priest Holmes, Kansas City, RB 2001 — Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, RB 2000 — Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, RB 1999 — Marshall Faulk, St. Louis, RB 1998 — Terrell Davis, Denver, RB 1997 — Barry Sanders, Detroit, RB 1996 — Terrell Davis, Denver, RB 1995 — Brett Favre, Green Bay, QB 1994 — Barry Sanders, Detroit, RB 1993 — Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR 1992 — Steve Young, San Francisco, QB 1991 — Thurman Thomas, Buffalo, RB 1990 — Warren Moon, Houston, QB 1989 — Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB 1988 — Roger Craig, San Francisco, RB 1987 — Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR 1986 — Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams, RB 1985 — Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders, RB 1984 — Dan Marino, Miami, QB 1983 — Joe Theismann, Washington, QB 1982 — Dan Fouts, San Diego, QB 1981 — Ken Anderson, Cincinnati, QB 1980 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1979 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1978 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1977 — Walter Payton, Chicago, RB 1976 — Bert Jones, Baltimore, QB 1975 — Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota, QB 1974 — Ken Stabler, Oakland, QB 1973 — Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, RB
AP Defensive Player of the Year The NFL Defensive Player of the Year as awarded by The Associated Press and selected by a nationwide media panel: 2010 — Troy Polamalu, S, Pittsburgh 2009 — Charles Woodson, Green Bay, CB 2008 — James Harrison, Pittsburgh, LB 2007 — Bob Sanders, Indianapolis, S 2006 — Jason Taylor, Miami, DE 2005 — Brian Urlacher, Chicago, LB 2004 — Ed Reed, Baltimore, S 2003 — Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB 2002 — Derrick Brooks, Tampa Bay, LB 2001 — Michael Strahan, N.Y. Giants, DE 2000 — Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB 1999 — Warren Sapp, Tampa Bay, DT 1998 — Reggie White, Green Bay, DE 1997 — Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco, DT 1996 — Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DE 1995 — Bryce Paup, Buffalo, LB 1994 — Deion Sanders, San Francisco, CB 1993 — Rod Woodson, Pittsburgh, CB 1992 — Cortez Kennedy, Seattle, DT 1991 — Pat Swilling, New Orleans, LB 1990 — Bruce Smith, Buffalo, DE 1989 — Keith Millard, Minnesota, DT 1988 — Mike Singletary, Chicago, LB 1987 — Reggie White, Philadelphia, DE 1986 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1985 — Mike Singletary, Chicago, LB 1984 — Kenny Easley, Seattle, S 1983 — Doug Betters, Miami, DE 1982 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1981 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1980 — Lester Hayes, Oakland, CB 1979 — Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay, DE 1978 — Randy Gradishar, Denver, LB 1977 — Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE 1976 — Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh, LB 1975 — Mel Blount, Pittsburgh, CB 1974 — Joe Greene, Pittsburgh, DT 1973 — Dick Anderson, Miami, S
nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
W Boston...........................37 New York.......................25 Philadelphia...................22 New Jersey...................15 Toronto..........................13
L 11 23 26 35 37
Pct .771 .521 .458 .300 .260
GB — 12 15 23 25
W Miami.............................35 Atlanta...........................31 Orlando..........................31 Charlotte........................21 Washington....................13
L 14 18 19 27 35
W Chicago.........................34 Indiana...........................19 Milwaukee......................19 Detroit............................17 Cleveland.......................8
L 14 27 29 32 41
Pct GB .714 — .633 4 .620 4 1/2 .438 13 1/2 .271 21 1/2 Pct GB .708 — .413 14 .396 15 .347 17 1/2 .163 26 1/2
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division
W San Antonio...................41 Dallas.............................33 New Orleans.................32 Memphis........................26 Houston.........................23
L 8 15 19 24 28
Pct GB .837 — .688 7 1/2 .627 10 .520 15 1/2 .451 19
W Oklahoma City...............31 Denver...........................29 Utah...............................29 Portland.........................26 Minnesota......................11
Today’s Games Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 6 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Boston, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 6 p.m. Portland at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
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L 17 20 21 23 37
W L L.A. Lakers....................34 16 Phoenix..........................23 24 Golden State.................21 27 L.A. Clippers..................19 29 Sacramento...................12 34 Thursday’s Games Miami 104, Orlando 100 Golden State 100, Milwaukee 94 San Antonio 89, L.A. Lakers 88
Pct .646 .592 .580 .531 .229
GB — 2 1/2 3 5 1/2 20
Pct .680 .489 .438 .396 .261
GB — 9 1/2 12 14 20
Thursday’s Games No. 1 Ohio St.62, Michigan 53 No. 9 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 Oregon State 68, No. 20 Washington 56 No. 21 Arizona 78, Stanford 69 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 2 Kansas at Nebraska, 3 p.m. No. 3 Texas vs. Texas Tech, 8 p.m. No. 4 Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, 5 p.m. No. 5 Duke vs. N.C. St., 5 p.m. No. 6 Connecticut at Seton Hall, 6 p.m. No. 8 BYU vs. UNLV, 3 p.m. No. 10 Kentucky at Florida, 8 p.m. No. 12 Villanova vs. No. 25 West Virginia, 11 a.m. No. 13 Georgetown vs. Providence, 11 a.m. No. 14 Missouri vs. Colorado, 6:30 p.m. No. 15 Louisville vs. DePaul, 7 p.m. No. 16 Texas A&M vs. Baylor, 1 p.m. No. 17 Syracuse at South Florida, 1 p.m. No. 20 Washington at Oregon, 3 p.m. No. 21 Arizona at California, 7 p.m. No. 22 Utah St. vs. Boise St., 8:05 p.m. No. 23 Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Ohio St. at No. 18 Minnesota, 1 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m. No. 19 Wisconsin vs. Michigan St., Noon No. 23 North Carolina vs. Florida St., 1 p.m.
Thursday’s Games Delta St. at Southern Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. Spring Hill at William Carey, 7:30 p.m. LeTourneau at Mississippi College, 7:30 p.m. Today’s Game Trinity at Millsaps, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi St. at LSU, 3 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m. Auburn-Montgomery at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas, 5 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 5 p.m. Jackson St. at Alcorn St., 5:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Southern-N.O., 7 p.m. Mobile at William Carey, 7 p.m. Southwestern Univ. at Millsaps, 8 p.m.
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East
Conference W L PCT Florida................. 6 2 .750 Tennessee.......... 5 2 .714 Kentucky............. 4 3 .571 South Carolina... 4 3 .571 Georgia............... 4 4 .500 Vanderbilt........... 3 4 .429
Conference W L PCT Alabama............. 6 1 .857 Arkansas............. 4 4 .500 Mississippi St... 3 4 .429 Ole Miss............ 2 5 .286 LSU..................... 2 5 .286 Auburn................ 1 7 .125
All Games W L 17 5 15 7 16 5 13 7 15 6 15 6
PCT .773 .682 .762 .650 .714 .714
All Games W L 14 7 14 7 11 10 14 8 10 12 8 14
PCT .667 .667 .524 .636 .455 .364
Thursday’s Games Tennessee 69, Auburn 56 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m. Auburn at Georgia, 12:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at LSU, 3 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Ole Miss at Arkansas, 5 p.m. Kentucky at Florida, 8 p.m.
Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 5 2 .714 17 5 Southern Miss.. 6 3 .667 17 5 Memphis............. 5 3 .625 16 6 UAB.................... 5 3 .625 15 6 SMU.................... 5 3 .625 14 8 Tulsa................... 5 3 .625 12 10 East Carolina...... 4 4 .500 12 10 Marshall.............. 3 4 .429 15 7 Houston.............. 3 5 .375 11 10 Rice.................... 3 5 .375 11 11 Tulane................. 2 6 .250 12 9 UCF.................... 1 6 .143 14 6 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games UTEP at Rice, 2 p.m. UAB at Tulane, 2 p.m. Memphis at Gonzaga, 3 p.m. Central Florida at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 5 p.m. Houston at Tulsa, 7 p.m.
PCT .773 .773 .727 .714 .636 .545 .545 .682 .524 .500 .571 .700
SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L Jackson St........ 8 1 .889 12 9 Texas Southern.. 8 1 .889 10 10 MVSU................. 7 2 .778 8 14 Alabama A&M.... 6 3 .667 9 9 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 5 .444 4 17 Alabama St......... 3 6 .333 6 16 Prairie View........ 3 6 .333 6 16 Southern U......... 3 6 .333 4 17 Alcorn St........... 2 7 .222 2 17 Grambling St...... 1 8 .111 3 18 Saturday’s Games Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St., 5:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Alcorn St., 5:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 6:30 p.m. Prairie View at Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m. Grambling at Southern, 7:30 p.m.
PCT .571 .500 .364 .500 .190 .273 .273 .190 .105 .143
EAST Buffalo 81, Toledo 58 Cent. Connecticut St. 86, St. Francis, Pa. 79 Long Island U. 81, Sacred Heart 69 Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 56, Monmouth, N.J. 54 Quinnipiac 74, St. Francis, NY 60 Robert Morris 91, Bryant 38 UMBC 83, Binghamton 79, OT Vermont 61, Hartford 47 Wagner 61, Fairleigh Dickinson 57 SOUTH Austin Peay 82, Tenn.-Martin 53 Belmont 76, Jacksonville 70 Charleston Southern 101, VMI 90 Chattanooga 75, Georgia Southern 66 Coastal Carolina 77, Liberty 71 Coll. of Charleston 79, Wofford 54 Davidson 62, Samford 49 Fla. International 81, Troy 80, OT Furman 59, The Citadel 55 Miami 59, Georgia Tech 57 Middle Tennessee 60, Louisiana-Monroe 54 Morehead St. 78, Jacksonville St. 72 Murray St. 74, Tennessee St. 65 N. Dakota St. 83, Centenary 63 North Florida 72, Lipscomb 62 South Alabama 80, W. Kentucky 76 Tennessee 69, Auburn 56 Tennessee Tech 63, E. Kentucky 54 UNC Asheville 88, Presbyterian 55 Winthrop 60, Gardner-Webb 57 MIDWEST Cleveland St. 76, Valparaiso 65 Detroit 77, Ill.-Chicago 63 IUPUI 86, IPFW 77 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58 Oakland, Mich. 88, W. Illinois 65 Ohio St. 62, Michigan 53 Wright St. 76, Loyola of Chicago 63 Youngstown St. 62, Butler 60 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Little Rock 75, Denver 72, OT Florida Atlantic 72, North Texas 55 Houston Baptist 97, Chicago St. 94, OT Oral Roberts 77, S. Dakota St. 73 Utah Valley 88, Texas-Pan American 84 FAR WEST Arizona 78, Stanford 69 Cal Poly 65, UC Davis 56 Cal St.-Fullerton 80, UC Irvine 74 California 66, Arizona St. 62 Fresno St. 88, New Mexico St. 83, OT Gonzaga 67, Portland 64 Hawaii 73, Boise St. 66 N. Arizona 61, Montana St. 41 N. Colorado 63, E. Washington 53 Oregon 69, Washington St. 43 Oregon St. 68, Washington 56 Pacific 74, UC Santa Barbara 68 Sacramento St. 63, Portland St. 55 Saint Mary’s, Calif. 79, Pepperdine 71 San Diego 66, Loyola Marymount 63
women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule
Thursday’s Games No. 3 Duke 82, No. 18 Miami 58 No. 4 Stanford 72, Arizona State 54 No. 11 Michigan State 73, Wisconsin 70, OT No. 12 Maryland 56, No. 24 Georgia Tech 53 No. 17 Kentucky 69, Auburn 38 Purdue 60, No. 20 Iowa 41 No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay 87, Cleveland St. 63 No. 24 Georgia 57, Arkansas 54, OT Saturday’s Games No. 2 Connecticut vs. No. 9 DePaul, 1 p.m. No. 4 Stanford at Arizona, 3 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M at Texas Tech, 2 p.m. No. 7 Xavier at Dayton, 1 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame at South Florida, 6 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma vs. No. 22 Iowa St., 12:30 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. No. 17 Georgetown vs. Cincinnati, 2 p.m. No. 21 Wis.-Green Bay vs. Youngstown St., 2 p.m. No. 23 Marquette vs. St. John’s, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 Baylor at Oklahoma St., 1 p.m. No. 10 UCLA at Southern Cal, 3 p.m. No. 11 Michigan St. vs. Purdue, 2 p.m. No. 12 Maryland vs. N.C. St., 11 a.m. No. 20 Iowa vs. Penn St., 2 p.m. No. 24 Georgia vs. Alabama, 1 p.m.
Thursday’s Women’s Scores
EAST Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 71 Delaware 52, Northeastern 37 SOUTH Alabama 66, Mississippi St. 61 Austin Peay 69, Tenn.-Martin 61 Duke 82, Miami 58 East Carolina 61, Marshall 43 Fla. International 57, Troy 53 Georgia 57, Arkansas 54, OT Jacksonville 68, Belmont 57 James Madison 62, Georgia St. 55 Kentucky 69, Auburn 38 Maryland 56, Georgia Tech 53 Ole Miss 61, Florida 59 Morehead St. 65, Jacksonville St. 64 North Florida 58, Lipscomb 46 Old Dominion 68, George Mason 67 Southern, NO 56, New Orleans 53 Tennessee St. 73, Murray St. 70 Tennessee Tech 56, E. Kentucky 49 UNC Wilmington 68, Va. Commonwealth 64, OT Vanderbilt 55, LSU 50 Virginia 73, Wake Forest 46 MIDWEST Creighton 62, S. Illinois 43 Detroit 55, Butler 51 Drake 63, Evansville 55 E. Illinois 73, SIU-Edwardsville 54 Michigan St. 73, Wisconsin 70, OT Minnesota 65, Indiana 59 Northwestern 80, Illinois 79 Penn St. 81, Michigan 63 Purdue 60, Iowa 41 Valparaiso 73, Wright St. 64 Wis.-Green Bay 87, Cleveland St. 63 Wis.-Milwaukee 81, Youngstown St. 66 SOUTHWEST Chicago St. 79, Houston Baptist 50 Florida Atlantic 64, North Texas 58 SMU 77, Tulane 73 Utah Valley 71, Texas-Pan American 62 FAR WEST California 73, Arizona 63 Montana 67, Weber St. 59 Montana St. 80, N. Arizona 64 N. Colorado 69, E. Washington 59 Pepperdine 69, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 48 Portland St. 92, Sacramento St. 74 San Diego 77, Loyola Marymount 72 Stanford 72, Arizona St. 54 UC Davis 81, Cal Poly 61 UC Irvine 81, Cal St.-Fullerton 77 UC Riverside 77, CS Northridge 48 UC Santa Barbara 69, Pacific 62 Utah St. 79, Nevada 73 Washington 90, Oregon 76, OT Washington St. 67, Oregon St. 64
nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
GP Philadelphia.....52 Pittsburgh........52 N.Y. Rangers...54 New Jersey.....51 N.Y. Islanders..51
W 34 33 29 18 16
L 13 15 21 30 28
OT 5 4 4 3 7
Pts 73 70 62 39 39
GP Boston.............52 Montreal...........52 Buffalo.............49 Toronto............51 Ottawa.............52
W 30 29 23 21 17
L 15 18 21 25 27
OT 7 5 5 5 8
Pts 67 63 51 47 42
GP Tampa Bay......52 Washington......52 Atlanta.............54 Carolina...........52 Florida..............51
W 32 27 24 25 22
L 15 15 21 21 23
OT 5 10 9 6 6
Pts 69 64 57 56 50
GF 177 161 153 106 123
GA 136 117 133 149 166
GF 161 136 137 131 114
GA 117 127 144 156 169
GF 158 142 155 155 136
GA 154 132 174 161 138
GF 173 138 164 130 134
GA 148 125 143 146 159
GF 175 135 151 164 123
GA 122 137 156 169 171
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
GP Detroit..............50 Nashville..........52 Chicago...........51 St. Louis..........49 Columbus........50
W 31 27 27 22 23
L 13 18 20 20 22
OT 6 7 4 7 5
Pts 68 61 58 51 51
GP Vancouver.......52 Minnesota........51 Calgary............53 Colorado..........51 Edmonton........50
W 33 27 26 25 15
L 10 19 21 20 27
OT 9 5 6 6 8
Pts 75 59 58 56 38
GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............52 30 17 5 65 151 147 San Jose.........52 27 19 6 60 148 144 Anaheim..........53 28 21 4 60 143 150 Phoenix............53 25 19 9 59 152 156 Los Angeles....52 28 22 2 58 146 126 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Boston 6, Dallas 3 Toronto 3, Carolina 0 New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Philadelphia 3, Nashville 2 Calgary 4, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 4, Colorado 3 Today’s Games Florida at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
golf Phoenix Open Scores
Thursday At TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,216; Par 71 (35-36) Partial First Round Note: Play was suspended due to darkness Tom Gillis......................32-33 — 65 -6 Bill Haas........................31-34 — 65 -6 Tom Lehman.................34-31 — 65 -6 Jason Bohn...................33-32 — 65 -6 Chris Couch..................33-33 — 66 -5 Ben Crane.....................33-33 — 66 -5 Lucas Glover.................33-33 — 66 -5 Chris Riley.....................35-32 — 67 -4 Jeff Overton...................31-36 — 67 -4 Joe Ogilvie....................34-33 — 67 -4 Phil Mickelson...............33-34 — 67 -4 Matt Bettencourt............34-33 — 67 -4 Robert Allenby...............35-33 — 68 -3 Angel Cabrera...............34-34 — 68 -3 Chez Reavie..................34-34 — 68 -3 Jonathan Byrd...............32-36 — 68 -3 Brett Wetterich..............33-35 — 68 -3 Nathan Green................33-35 — 68 -3 D.A. Points....................35-33 — 68 -3 Michael Connell.............33-36 — 69 -2 Y.E. Yang......................33-36 — 69 -2 Vijay Singh....................34-35 — 69 -2 Pat Perez......................35-34 — 69 -2 Brian Gay......................34-35 — 69 -2 Brandt Snedeker...........34-35 — 69 -2 Paul Goydos..................34-35 — 69 -2 Blake Adams.................36-34 — 70 -1 Rickie Fowler.................33-37 — 70 -1 Rory Sabbatini...............38-32 — 70 -1 Bubba Watson...............33-37 — 70 -1 Heath Slocum................34-36 — 70 -1 Jhonattan Vegas...........34-36 — 70 -1 David Toms...................35-35 — 70 -1 Stephen Ames...............33-37 — 70 -1 Dean Wilson..................38-32 — 70 -1 Chris Stroud..................36-34 — 70 -1 Brian Davis....................35-35 — 70 -1 Alex Prugh.....................32-38 — 70 -1 William McGirt...............37-33 — 70 -1
LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-7 La. Pick 4: 2-9-4-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-6-1 La. Pick 4: 6-5-0-0 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-5 La. Pick 4: 9-6-1-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-2 La. Pick 4: 1-2-8-4 Easy 5: 3-14-19-22-26 La. Lotto: 5-15-19-20-28-29 Powerball: 3-14-33-53-57 Powerball: 36; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-0 La. Pick 4: 3-8-7-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 7-0-2-1 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-3 La. Pick 4: 5-7-4-0 Easy 5: 10-18-25-27-30 La. Lotto: 6-8-18-24-34-37 Powerball: 24-28-45-49-52 Powerball: 2; Power play: 4
Friday, February 4, 2011
The Vicksburg Post
LeBron goes for 51 points to sink Magic By The Associated Press
LeBron James had 51 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, including a team-record 23-point first quarter, to lead the Miami Heat to a 104100 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night. It was a season high for James and the fifth-highest total of his career. The Heat exploited a thin Magic front line that was missing injured starting forward Brandon Bass. They led by as many as 23 points. Dwyane Wade added 15 points and Chris Bosh 13. Jameer Nelson led Orlando with 22 points. Dwight Howard had 17 points and 16 rebounds, but only one point after half-
time and was just 3 for 13 at the free throw line. Jason Richardson chipped in 16. The victory was the Heatâ€™s fourth straight. The Magic lost for the fourth time in their last six and fell behind 2-1 in then series with Mami.
Spurs 89, Lakers 88 Antonio McDyess tipped in Tim Duncanâ€™s missed jump shot right before the buzzer and San Antonio survived a late Los Angeles rally. Tony Parker scored 21 points and Richard Jefferson added 18 in a meeting of the Western Conferenceâ€™s top two teams. San Antonio nursed a
small lead through most of the second half until Lamar Odomâ€™s 3-pointer with 1 minute to play and Pau Gasolâ€™s free throws with 22.7 seconds left put the Lakers ahead. Manu Ginobili missed an open 3-pointer and Tony Parker missed a floater in the lane on the Spursâ€™ final possession, but San Antonio got both rebounds. Duncanâ€™s shot after an inbounds play then bounced high off the back rim, but McDyess slipped inside to tip it home. Gasol scored 19 points, and Kobe Bryant added 16 points and 10 assists for the Lakers.
Warriors 100, Bucks 94
out Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry combined for 15 points in the final 4:38 to lift Golden State. Ellis hit a jumper with 17.3 seconds left to put the Warriors up by four. He scored 24 points to lead Golden State, which won its second straight after a four-game skid. Curry had 16 points. Corey Maggette scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter for the Bucks, who lost their third straight. Luc Mbah a Moute had a career-high 19 rebounds and a season-high 15 points. Ersan Ilyasova had 23 points, two off his career high, and 13 rebounds.
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Former Lanier High stand-
McFarland leads Ole Miss over Florida From staff reports Ole Miss started the game with an early 5-0 advantage and never relinquished it as the Rebels posted a 61-59 win on the road at Florida Thursday night. Ole Miss improves to 10-11 overall (3-6 in SEC play) while Florida fell to 14-8 overall (5-5 SEC). Ole Miss used a 7-0 run, capped by a jumper from Kayla Melson, to take an eightpoint lead, 17-9, with 10:17 left in the first half. Florida tied the game at 24-24 with 4:06 remaining in the half before the Rebels scored six unanswered points to end the half leading 30-24. Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss at the half with 10 points while Shae Nelson and Melson each had six points.
The Rebels shot 38.2 percent from the floor (13-of-34) while the Gators shot 35.7 percent (10-of-28). Florida cut the Ole Miss lead to two, 33-31, early in the second half but the Rebels pushed their lead back to 10, 50-40, on a jumper from Paâ€™Sonna Hope with 7:09 to play. The Gators cut the Rebelsâ€™ lead to three, 54-51, with 2:20 to play and after turnovers on back-to-back possessions by Ole Miss, Florida trailed by one, 56-55, with 1:03 to play. With the game tied at 56-56 with 1:02 to play, McFarland drove down the lane and found a wide-open Hope who laid the ball in to put the Rebels up 58-56. Nelson hit two free throws with 10.1 seconds left to put Ole Miss up four but Floridaâ€™s Deana Allen hit a
three with 2.0 seconds left to pull to within one. Hope was fouled on the inbounds pass and hit one of two free throws to secure the 61-59 win. Hope finished with a doubledouble (14 points, 10 rebounds) while McFarland scored 20 points and Nelson added 15. Courtney Marbra recorded nine reboundss.
Senior Tierney Jenkins led four Alabama players in double figures with 17 points as the Alabama womenâ€™s basketball team (12-11, 1-9 SEC) earned its first Southeastern Conference win a victory over Mississippi State (8-13, 0-9 SEC) at Humphrey Coliseum. The win is the Crimson Tideâ€™s first over the Lady Bulldogs
since Feb. 12, 2006, snapping a five-game losing skid versus Mississippi State. â€œIt is great to get our first SEC win of the season,â€? Alabama coach Wendell Hudson said. â€œWe talked to the team earlier this week about the rest of the year being a seven-game regular season. We feel like we can win any of these games we have left on our schedule. We are taking it one game at a time.â€? To go along with her teamhigh 17 points, Jenkins grabbed 14 rebounds for her 16th double-double of the season. She was followed by junior Ericka Russell with 16 points and freshmen Kaneisha Horn and Jasmine Robinson, who added 11 apiece. Horn also contributed 12 rebounds for the first doubledouble of her career.
the Mean Joe Greene days to the present time â€” is that they hit too hard. The biggest flare-up of Super Bowl week so far has been James Harrisonâ€™s decision to use the big game as his platform to call out the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for cracking down on violent hits, among other things. Harrison is this seasonâ€™s most-fined player. Perhaps, then, itâ€™s not surprising that he finished third in the recent voting for Associated Press defensive player of the year, while his teammate and fellow defender Troy Polamalu won the award. â€œItâ€™s always about talent and evaluation of talent,â€? Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw said. â€œItâ€™s always about a style. Their style of play is not any different than when we started winning in 1972. Itâ€™s great defense, ball-control offense, big plays in the passing game.â€? What could seem boring to
some â€” the Steelers ran 43 times and passed 19 in their AFC title game win over the Jets â€” might come off as refreshing to others, especially in cities where changes in offensive and defensive philosophies, to say nothing of overhauls of coaching staffs, hardly raise an eyebrow anymore. They do in Pittsburgh. Since Chuck Noll became coach there in 1969, there have been 258 head-coaching changes around the NFL, according to numbers provided to the AP by STATS LLC. The Steelersâ€™ contribution to that number: 2. Which happens to be the same number the Denver Broncos have compiled over the past four years and one-third the number Oakland has racked up since 2000. â€œItâ€™s handed down from one generation of Steelers to the next,â€? said the current coach, Mike Tomlin, who took over after Bill Cowher led the team for 15 years. â€œItâ€™s a philosophy. Young people come
in here and learn how we do it. It comes from the Rooney family. They focus on things that really matter, which is winning and doing it in an upright and straightforward manner.â€? It wasnâ€™t always perfect. The Steelers went 157-253-19 over their first 37 seasons and caught only the slightest whiff of the postseason two times. It was around that time that Noll, Greene, L.C. Greenwood (1969) and Bradshaw (1970) came in and the Steelers started building something. They built that 1970s dynasty almost exclusively through the draft. All 22 starters on their back-to-back title teams of 1975-76 were either draft picks or undrafted free agents. Not a single one had played for another team. â€œYou become part of a dynasty, you understand what it meant to the fan base and the community and what they expected and how important it was,â€? running back Rocky Bleier said.
Alabama 66, Mississippi State 61
Steelers Continued from Page B1. â€œIn the â€™70s, when you had the Steel Curtain, those guys were there for a long time,â€? Mitchell said. â€œThey had continuity with the scheme, the coaches, the ownership, and you look at it, and itâ€™s those same reasons weâ€™re playing very well today. I donâ€™t think thereâ€™s many teams in this league that can say theyâ€™ve had four players with the same assistant coach for nine years or more. Thatâ€™s the thing. Because the Rooneys, they donâ€™t panic.â€? The Rooney family, of course, has owned the Steelers since the beginning, back in 1933. They do more than talk the talk about â€œfamily.â€? To build a sense of togetherness, they like to eat with the players in the team cafeteria. When it comes to the big picture, they run an organization that loves stability but isnâ€™t fond of drama. One of the most significant tests of the Rooney resolve came when Ben Roethlisberger got in trouble in the offseason, when police investigated allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a bar in Georgia. One of the quarterbackâ€™s loudest critics during that time: the team president, Art Rooney II. No charges were filed against the quarterback. Roethlisberger ended up with a four-game suspension from the NFL and a second chance from the Steelers. About the same time, though, the team said goodbye to receiver Santonio Holmes, who caught the winning pass in Pittsburghâ€™s last Super Bowl, but whose trouble with drugs, legal problems and untoward Twitter messages became too much for the team to stomach. â€œThe key to it is, weâ€™ve always believed in having good people,â€? Rooney said. And for the most part, they have. While other teams dominate headlines with contract holdouts, loudmouth coaches and videotaping scandals, about the most news the Steelers serve up on a regular basis â€” from
Vicksburg resident Braden Kapp shot this 8-point, 220pounder south of Mound, La. on Jan. 12. The buck had a 17-inch spread.
Seven-year-old Conner Paxton shot this 6-point deer on Dec. 20. It weighed 227 pounds and its rack had a 17-1/4-inch spread.
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