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TODAY IN HISTORY 1811: George, the Prince of Wales, is named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain’s King George III. 1887: Verdi’s opera “Otello” premieres at La Scala. 1940: Glenn Miller and his orchestra record “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label. 1971: Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepp onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions. 2006: Actor Franklin Cover of “The Jeffersons” dies in Englewood, N.J., at age 77. 2010: Toyota’s president, Akio Toyoda, emerges from seclusion to apologize and address criticism that the automaker had mishandled a crisis over sticking gas pedals.

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Snow is back in the forecast next week

Senate OK gets ball rolling on carbon storage bill

By Manivanh Chanprasith

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

A gradual warm-up today and Sunday will give way to the possibility of more wintry weather next week, the National Weather Service says. After bitter cold and ice canceled school and closed businesses Thursday and Friday, temperatures were expected to rise to the mid-40s today with clouds, and climb to near 60 Snow snarls with sunshine Super Bowl on Super Bowl preps Sunday, before an evening drop-off to the mid-30s. “On Sunday, things will change,” NWS meteorologist Chad Entremont said Friday evening. “There’s about a 30 percent chance of rain after midnight going into Monday morning. There’s also a chance of light, dusty snow early Monday morning.” As the week continues, a 40 percent chance of snow is in the forecast for Wednesday night. Highs next week are expected to be in the 40s, and lows in the 20s. Road crews were to be on standby Friday night and into the wee hours of today in case ice accumulates on roadways. At about 10 p.m. temperatures hovered just above freezing, and a few snow flurries could be seen. Most bridges and Interstate 20 overpasses had been covered with sand. “We’re constantly monitoring the situation,” city Public Works Director Bubba Rainer said Friday evening. Four weather-related wrecks were reported during the day on Friday, said Vicksburg Warren E-911 shift supervisor Bobby Rufus, down from 29 earlier in the day, reported from midnight to 8 a.m.

JACKSON — Lawmakers are considering bills to allow and regulate long-term underground carbon dioxide storage, a practice proponents say will help increase the state’s oil production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Senate passed a bill to set up a regulatory structure giving the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality the authority to oversee the process. The House version awaits a vote by the full chamber. Two oil producers — Denbury Resources, Inc., of Plano, Texas, and Tellus Operating Group, LLC, based in Ridgeland — are supporting the bills. For more than a decade, Denbury has pumped a naturally occurring supply of carbon dioxide back underground to revive oil wells in Yazoo County and south Mississippi. Shell Oil had used the method in the late 1970s and early 1980s, officials said. Tellus has been involved in enhanced oil recovery since September 2010, said Mike Pumphrey, the company’s general counsel. Currently, the state Oil and Gas Board oversees the use of carbon dioxide in oil wells. Capturing manmade carbon and storing it underground could attract a long-term supply oil companies could use, industry officials say. “This is really about economic development and jobs. Mississippi oil fields have seen a resurgence in the last few years, primarily due to the use of carbon dioxide to coax out additional oil reserves,” Pumphrey said. “This is a proven, safe technology. This could save a generation of oil field jobs and oil field service jobs.” Rep. Brandon Jones, D-Pascagoula, who’s taken the lead on explaining the House bill, said the state is a long way

Warm-up today, more winter weather on way

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Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Trees at Monroe and Crawford streets glisten at dusk Friday with water droplets, the remnants of icy conditions earlier in the day. Below, at right, an icy tree pins down power lines across Scott Road, causing residents to lose power for about an hour Friday. Below, at left, Rita Karn bundles up for a quick walk with her dog Smokey.

Five customers on Scott Road, off Mississippi 27, were without electricity for about an hour Friday after ice weighed down a tree and limbs fell on a line, Entergy spokesman Don Arnold said. The Mississippi Department of Transportation reported ice on bridges and roads in more than half of the state’s 82 counties. The winter storm is blamed for killing three motorists across the state. In Louisiana, two people were killed in wrecks, and nearly 28,000 were without electricity.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

DA, tax collector to run for second terms By Danny Barrett Jr. Two incumbents added their names to the list of others seeking re-election in this year’s county and statewide elections. District Attorney Ricky Smith, 52, and Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs Jones, 39, filed to run in the Democratic primary Aug. 2. The general election is Nov. 8. Both are first-time public officials, as Smith was

Antonia Flaggs Jones

Ricky Smith

elected four years ago after bouncing 16-year incumbent Gil Martin from the post representing the Ninth Circuit Court District. It

covers Warren, Sharkey and Issaquena counties. Jones, a niece of state Rep. George Flaggs, was elected without opposition in a 2009 special election following the retirement of 15-year incumbent Pat Simrall, under whom she worked as a title and deputy clerk for nearly the entire 15 years. District attorneys in Mississippi prosecute adult felony crimes and certain limited crimes committed by those younger than 17. The tax

collector’s office receives payments of property taxes and fees on real estate and vehicles for the county, and, by contract, for the City of Vicksburg. In Warren County, voters will choose winners in eight statewide races and 24 district-level and countywide offices. Also, voters will decide the fate of three initiatives placed on ballots by separate petitions — definiSee Election, Page A7.

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Officials again seek bridge funds on yearly trip to D.C. By Manivanh Chanprasith Federal money for the Washington Street bridge construction tops the local legislative wish list again this year as elected officials and others head to Washington, D.C., this weekend in pursuit of federal funds. “We’ve been successful in years past, but this year is a little bit different,” said Wayne Mansfield, executive director of the Warren County Port Commission

‘What ultimately happens is, if we’re unable to progress our community without federal assistance, then monies have to come from the taxpayers and we have been very sensitive to maintaining real property tax millage rates. We’re Mayor Paul Winfield one of the lowest in the state, and we have to do everything we can to keep it that way.’ and Economic Development Foundation, who is in charge of compiling project requests. “There is a lot of voter frus-

tration out there with tax dollars and earmarks.” While in Washington, the delegation will meet sepa-

rately with all U.S. senators and congressmen who represent Mississippi, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Trade Commission. Making the five-day trip with Mansfield, leaving today and Sunday, are Mayor Paul Winfield, City Attorney Lee Davis Thames, City Clerk Walter Osborne, Vicksburg Main Street Program Executive Director Kim Hopkins, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bill Seratt, Warren

County District 1 Supervisor David McDonald, Southern Cultural Heritage Center Executive Director Annette Kirklin, Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christi Kilroy, Chamber Board President A.J. “Buddy” Dees, business owner James T. Kilroy Jr., real estate developer Jim Fondren, Chamber board member Linda Fondren, business owner Rodger Hopkins, See Funds, Page A7.


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One jailed in stabbing on Quinola Lane A Warren County man was in the hospital, and the woman he shared a house with was in jail after a stabbing Friday afternoon, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Latonya R. Segrest, 27, 121 Quinola Lane, is charged with aggravated domestic violence in the stabbing of Gary Lemont Montgomery, 28, of the same address, the sheriff said. Segrest was arrested at 3:07 p.m. at the home the two shared. Montgomery was at first taken to Claiborne County Hospital in Port Gibson by a friend, Pace said, then transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, where he underwent surgery for a single stab wound to the abdomen. A UMC nursing supervisor on Friday night said there was no record of Mont-

crime & fire from staff reports

gomery at the hospital. Segrest was in the Warren County Jail without bond, Pace said.

Rolling Fork child killed in house fire The cause of a fire that killed a 5-year-old Rolling Fork girl is under investigation. Alexious Adrieanna Myles was taken to Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead after the early Wednesday morning blaze at her home on Hunt Street, Shar-

JACKSON, Miss. — The commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced Friday that he will resign. In a statement late in the day, Steve Simpson said he has notified Gov. Haley Barbour of his plans to step Steve down Feb. 15. Simpson Last month, he launched his campaign to run as a Republican for the state attorney general post. Democrat Jim Hood, who’s in his second term as attorney general, is seeking re-election. Simpson is a former prosecutor and circuit court judge

the south

in coastal Harrison County. Barbour appointed Simpson public safety commissioner in April 2008.

their home. The Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office ruled Green’s death accidental, caused by hypothermia. Temperatures early Thursday had dropped into the low 30s.

Alzheimer’s patient found dead in field

Woman says guilty to bribing IRS agent

LEMANNVILLE, La. — An 88-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease was found dead in a field in Ascension Parish. The sheriff’s office said Friday the man was Joseph Green of Donaldsonville. Green was reported missing by his son early Thursday. The son told deputies he awoke and found a back door open. The man had apparently wandered from

JACKSON, Miss. — A Jackson woman has pleaded guilty to bribing an IRS employee in an attempt to lower her federal tax liability. U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy Jr. said 63-year-old Rene Coleman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to bribery of a public official. Prosecutors said she admitted paying the IRS employee $2,000. The investigation began during a routine audit


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Gym, students helped

when Coleman offered to pay the employee if she reduced the amount of money owed to the IRS. Coleman will be sentenced April 27.

It is with regret that the YMCA failed to thank Shape Up Sisters and students from Vicksburg Catholic School. The two organizations were so instrumental to the Chill in the Hills race on Jan. 15. The Vicksburg Y greatly appreciates their sponsorship, participation and efforts. Casey Custer Vicksburg Y

Zapp’s sale always the plan, manager says

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GRAMERCY, La. — The head of the manufacturer of Zapp’s potato chips says its recent sale to a Pennsylvania snack food company follows the intentions of its late founder. Zappe Endeavors general manager Ron Olson said founder Ron Zappe wanted to ensure that the brand would enjoy future production — and increased employment. Zappe died last June.

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Weather postpones final indictments In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday, additional arraignments of defendants indicted during the January term of the grand jury were postponed because of winter weather conditions. Also, no sentences or probation revocations were reported during the week.

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key County Coroner Angelia Eason said. The cause of death was smoke inhalation, the coroner said. An officer with the Rolling Fork Police Department was the first to arrive on scene, around 5 a.m., Chief Robert Taylor said. Flames had already engulfed the home, he said, and firefighters were called to the scene. The child’s mother and other family members escaped, Taylor said. It was unclear how many other people were in the home. Alexious is survived by her mother and father and eight siblings. Services and burial are set for Sunday afternoon in Rolling Fork, with Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home in charge.

Public safety boss leaving post for AG run

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Members of Debra Franco Preparatory School of Dance perform Friday night during Affairs of the Heart, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary at the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse. The show will continue tonight at 7 at the playhouse at Iowa Avenue and North Frontage Road. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for those younger than 5. Dancers, from left, are Marneicha Wilson, 15, the daughter of Marnique Wilson; Piper Booth, 16, the daughter of Johnny and Terry Booth; and Tess Frazier, 13, the daughter of Walter and Terri Frazier. Above, Lt. Herb Frazier, co-commander of the Vicksburg Salvation Army, sings “Center of My Joy.”

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66; Mighty Gospel Train choir. Cool Springs — Business meeting, 6 p.m Monday; 385 Falk Steel Road. House of Peace — Four weeks of finance/budget training, 6 p.m. Tuesday; 601630-3362; 2372 Grove St.


Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — Seeking nominations for outstanding firefighters, law enforcement personnel; Willie Glasper, 601634-0163; deadline Tuesday; awards banquet, 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Ashmead DAR Chapter — 10 today, Main Street Market; Janey Seabergh, Girl Scouts, speaker. Storehouse Community Food Pantry — 5:30 p.m. Monday, planning meeting; Crawford Street United Methodist Floral Hall. Fort Hill Reunion — 7 p.m. Monday, planning meeting; Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St. 412th Theater Engineer Command — No-host alumni breakfast, 7 a.m. Tuesday, Shoney’s.

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 bags women’s clothes, Saturdays only; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601638-0794 or 601-831-2056. Oakland Baptist — Today’s bake sale fundraiser canceled. Triumphant Baptist — Food distribution, 9-11 today; Outreach House, 74 Scenic Drive; picture ID, Social Security card, proof of income required; 601-638-8135. Pleasant Green Baptist — Business meeting, 1 today, 817 Bowman St. Spring Hill M.B. — “History on the Hill” youth presentation, 5 tonight, 815 Mission


AARP Vicksburg/West Central MS Local Chapter No. 4967 — 10 a.m. Tuesday, meeting and membership drive; topic: healthy heart; Vicksburg Senior Center, 801 South St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Joe Mac Hudspeth Jr., wildlife photographer, speaker. Retired Education Personnel of Vicksburg Warren County — 1 p.m. Tuesday; Hinds Community College Auditorium, Mississippi 27; 601-636-2633. TIES — 5-7 p.m. Tuesday; networking event for young professionals ages 21-40; Katie Ferrell, 601-636-1012; Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Underwood Drive. Republican Party — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; executive committee meeting; Warren County Courthouse. Vicksburg-Warren Chapter JSU National Alumni Association — 6 p.m. Tuesday, regular meeting; Jackson Street Community Center. Vicksburg Cruisers — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1514 Cherry St.

Lions — Noon Wednesday; Harry Sharp, Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery plans, speaker; Jacques’. Tiara Girls — Father/daughter ball, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 26, Battlefield Inn; all ages welcome; 601-218-9327.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS “Wizard of Oz” — 1 today and 7 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday, Warren Central High School auditorium; tickets, $7; WCHS Fine Arts Department. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Vicksburg Coin Show — 9-6 today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Battlefield Inn. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations appreciated. Clearing the Air — Noon-1 p.m. Monday; anti-secondhand smoke forum; lunch;

reservations: or 662-4024451; Purks Y off East Clay Street. Free Tax Preparation — For households earning less than $49,000; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-noon each first, third and fifth Saturday; United Way of West Central Mississippi, 920 South St.; original Social Security card, photo I.D. and all income documents required; 601-636-1733. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Divorce Care — 6 p.m. Tuesday, support group; Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St.; 601636-2493. Communication Workshops — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 12, Basic Media Relations; Feb. 19, Risk and Crisis Communication; Feb. 26, Media and Community Relations; Frank Worley, presenter; to register and for prices, 601-631-2997; Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

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Judge dismisses state’s lawsuit over health care

Trees for free

Plaintiffs may re-file in 30 days

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Edward McKnight III, left, a commissioner with the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, hands Thermond Bradley several hardwood seedlings Friday during the district’s annual giveaway. Nancy Melancon, the dis-

trict’s clerk, said the organization aims to give away 8,000 seedlings in time for Mississippi’s Arbor Day, which falls on next Friday, Feb. 11. For more Arbor Day information, visit

After the spill

Cough up the cash, U.S. tells claims czar ATLANTA (AP) — The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he should loosen the purse strings to help people still suffering from last year’s disaster, the Justice Department said Friday. In a letter to claims czar Kenneth Feinberg obtained by The Associated Press, Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli alluded to the fact that only roughly $3.5 billion of the fund has been spent. Any money not spent goes back to BP. Perrelli also said that Feinberg needs to be more transparent, and that his Gulf Coast Claims Facility should take a second look at the emergency advance payments the fund paid to victims to determine if the process was fair. “Your immediate attention to these issues will go a long way toward fulfilling BP’s commitment, and the GCCF’s responsibility, to provide a fair and efficient process that serves the needs of the people of the Gulf,� Perrelli said. Feinberg said he would give

Claims czar Kenneth Feinberg wouldn’t say Friday how much he thinks will be consumed from the fund when the claims process ends. It is scheduled to run until 2013, though Feinberg is now in the process of issuing final payments to eligible claimants for past, current and Kenneth Feinberg future damages. He has not committed to spending the entire $20 billion and has suggested previously that there is nothing wrong with the idea of money being returned to BP. Justice’s concerns his attention. He didn’t promise any immediate changes. “I welcome their input. It’s always constructive,� Feinberg said. “I plan as I move forward to take into account the constructive suggestions of the department and the administration.� Feinberg was appointed last June by BP and the White House to oversee the claims process for individuals and businesses. He doesn’t report

to the government, and Feinberg has said he is independent of BP. But a federal judge said this week that the claims czar is an agent of BP and is acting on behalf of the company to fulfill its duties under the Oil Pollution Act. Feinberg wouldn’t say Friday how much he thinks will be consumed from the fund when the claims process ends. It is scheduled to run until 2013, though Feinberg is now in the process of issuing final pay-

ments to eligible claimants for past, current and future damages. He has not committed to spending the entire $20 billion and has suggested that as long as he does his job there is nothing wrong with the idea of money returned to BP. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., asked President Barack Obama on Friday to order an administration review of the claims fund’s operations. Among his concerns, Nelson cited a recent AP story that showed that of the 92,000 claimants who have already filed for a final settlement, only one company has been paid, and that was after BP intervened. BP called it a “a unique situation� when it sought a $10 million payment from the fund for a business associate, which Feinberg paid. Feinberg has said he never reviewed the claim, but paid it anyway because BP asked him to. On Wednesday, Feinberg said the Gulf of Mexico should largely recover from BP’s oil spill by the end of next year, and all final settlement offers will be based on that assessment.

Letter: Blowout response fears held up drilling permits ATLANTA (AP) — Deepwater permits in the Gulf of Mexico have been withheld largely because the industry is unable to prove it could contain another major blowout at the bottom of the sea, the head of the agency that oversees offshore drilling said Friday. Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and

Enforcement, made the disclosure in a letter he sent to executives at Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Helix Energy Solutions Group. Bromwich asked the companies when the containment system they and others are working on will be ready. He also wanted to know how the companies will demonstrate that the equipment will be

readily and immediately available to other firms in the event of a blowout. “These systems are critical to moving forward with safe and responsible deepwater drilling activities,� Bromwich wrote. Drilling was suspended last year when the administration imposed a monthslong moratorium following the BP spill.

The ban was lifted in October, but drilling has not yet resumed in waters deeper than 500 feet in the Gulf. Exxon Mobil Corp. is leading a coalition of oil companies building a one-of-a-kind system designed to contain an oil leak in up to 10,000 feet of water — twice the depth of the BP blowout. BP has joined the project.

HATTIESBURG (AP) — A ance as a state employee but federal judge is dismissing says the law will force state a lawsuit in Mississippi that workers to choose from health challenges part of the Obama insurance options they may administration’s health care not want. “Every lawsuit will have an law, but he is giving the plaintiffs 30 days to make changes obstacle, but I am pleased that Judge Starrett did not to their complaint. dismiss the U.S. District ‘I am entire claim,� Judge Keith Starrett ruled pleased Bryant said in a statement. Thursday that Judge “Instead, he that a group of people who Starrett has asked the attorneys to filed the suit did not correct some haven’t shown that they will dismiss the procedural Lt. Gov. information be required to Phil Bryant entire claim. contained in comply with the part of the Instead, he has asked the the suit and we are now law that says people must attorneys to correct some working on have health procedural information that task.� Earlier this insurance or contained in the suit and week, a fedface fines. “Plaintiffs we are now working on eral judge in Florida ruled simply alleged that task.’ the entire that they will health care be subject to the minimum essential cover- overhaul law is unconstituage provision — a bare legal tional. Mississippi is one of 26 conclusion which the court states in that lawsuit. The Florida judge’s ruling may not accept as true,� the produced an even split in fedjudge wrote. The plaintiffs claim that part eral court decisions so far on of the law is unconstitutional, the health care law, mirroring but the Starrett hasn’t ruled enduring divisions among the on the merits of their claims. public. Two judges had preHe gave them a month to cor- viously upheld the law, both rect their suit’s “jurisdictional Democratic appointees. A Republican appointee in Virdefects.� Republican Lt. Gov. Phil ginia had ruled against it. The cases are almost cerBryant — acting as a private citizen — is one of the plain- tainly going to be resolved by tiffs. Bryant has health insur- the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senator: New justice should sit out debate WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, an opponent of the recently enacted health care overhaul, says Justice Elena Kagan should not take part in the widely expected Supreme Court consideration of the new law. Hatch’s call is part of the broad legal and political maneuvering on both sides for the most favorable conditions surrounding court review of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy accomplishment. His comments came the same week that Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he plans to file a motion to take the case directly to the Supreme Court, bypassing an appeals court, after he won a federal judge’s ruling in December against the law’s requirement that most Americans buy health insurance. On Monday, a second federal judge declared the law unconstitutional. Two other

judges have upheld it. Hatch said he is sure that Kagan participated in discussions about the law and Justice Elena challenges Kagan to it while she served in the Justice Department as Obama’s top Supreme Court lawyer. Hatch told Fox News that he believes Kagan “should recuse herself,� although he noted the justice alone will make that determination. The Utah senator also voted against Kagan’s confirmation in August. The issue of Kagan’s participation looms large if the justices’ views on the health care law divide along ideological lines. Her absence in such a situation could leave the court split 4-4, which would prevent it from settling the subject for the entire country.

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Animal cruelty State can right a wrong From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus: Forty-six states have laws making at least some type of animal cruelty a felony. Four don’t. Mississippi counts itself among the four. With our poverty and health issues, it’s hard enough to be a human here. If you’re a dog or a cat, forget it. The Legislature has another chance to right this wrong, and catch Mississippi law up with the values of its people. The state Senate has before it a bill that would make it a felony to “torture, mutilate, maim, burn, starve, disfigure or kill any domesticated dog or cat,” carrying with it a prison term of up to

five years. Now, doing such things merits a misdemeanor, with punishment of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, the same as malicious mischief. So, in Mississippi, burning a bag of kittens alive carries the same penalty as breaking a street light. Why doesn’t Mississippi have stronger animal cruelty laws? It’s not for lack of trying. Bills have been introduced over the past several years. A bill identical to the one that cleared a Senate committee recently, failed in the House last year. For years, legislators have been swayed by the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, which has fought against the bill. Ironically, the group isn’t

opposed to anything in the bill itself. We know what animal cruelty leads to — people who are cruel to animals are five times more likely to inflict harm upon humans, one study shows. In addition to jail time and fines, the bill allows judges to order psychiatric evaluations and care for offenders. “What we know about animal abusers is that they’re often involved in child abuse, domestic violence, drugs and other criminal activities,” Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin, who supports the bill, said. There’s no good reason to oppose this bill. We urge the Legislature to look past lobbyists’ hollow concerns and do what’s right for Mississippi’s vulnerable dogs and cats.

Ban smoking in public places Northeast Daily Journal, Tupelo: The evidence against secondhand smoke is no longer in doubt. Exposure to even moderate amounts raises health risks. Smokers have the right to risk their own health, as foolish as that may be and as costly in the long term to the public treasury through the extra financial burden it places on the health care system. But they aren’t entitled to put others at risk with their toxic fumes; that’s where so-called smokers’ rights end. Thirty-seven municipalities in the state have understood and acted on the dangers of secondhand smoke. They’ve banned smoking in most public places.

The world hasn’t come to an end. Few businesses have suffered because of it. In fact, some restaurant owners like the fact that they no longer have to segregate smokers and nonsmokers and hear complaints from the majority of nonsmoking customers about having to endure wafting secondhand smoke. The state should have such a law. A bill has been introduced in the Legislature that would make a smoking ban in public places uniform throughout Mississippi. Unfortunately, the bill has already been gutted in committee. The Senate Public Health Committee — in an action contrary to what its name implies — removed the smokefree requirement for all except gov-

ernment buildings. One senator said he thought it was “crazy” that people would allow smoking in private businesses, but that the government shouldn’t tell them what to do. That argument is weak. Government tells businesses what they must do to protect the public health, notably restaurants when it comes to handling food. What’s the difference in the hazards of passively inhaled smoke? The Senate should repair the damage done to the smoking ban bill in committee and the Legislature should enact the sensible change so many cities and towns across the state have wisely and successfully made.

Pitch immigration bill in the trash The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: The Mississippi House just couldn’t resist the temptation to jump on the immigrant-bashing bandwagon. The House voted 77-40 for a bill that would give Mississippi law enforcement officers more authority to check the citizenship status of suspected illegal immigrants. The House vote comes after Senate approval, which most likely means the bill now will go to conference to develop a compromise over differing versions. The only reasonable compromise is to pitch this one to the trash can. The House has been reluctant to get involved in the politically charged

immigration debate in years past. However, with elections looming, a new version of the Senate-passed immigration bill was approved by the House Judiciary A Committee and sent to the floor for a quick vote with no debate, which shows the political sensitivity of the issue. The House version did remove a provision that would have allowed lawsuits by citizens against local governments or law enforcement agencies for not enforcing the law. But the House allowed fines of $5,000 to $25,000 a day and lawsuits against businesses that hire illegal immigrants. The businesses also could lose state contracts. Senate Judiciary A Committee Chair-

man Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, sponsor of the Senate bill, called the House changes “crazy.” He said fining businesses that hire illegal immigrants could kill jobs. That is strange, since one of the keys to illegal immigration enforcement is to prevent businesses from hiring illegal immigrants in the first place. Does Fillingane really want illegal immigration enforcement, or is this bill simply a political exercise? Obviously it is the latter and has been. Mississippi legislators shouldn’t be wasting time with such political pandering.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 T.G. Birchett Jr. leaves to attend Mardi Gras. • Harry Smith is making a few trips on the steamer Chattahoochie.


110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Wizard Shaw is doing some stunts at Jones Billiard Parlor. • U.S. Attorney A.M. Lea is quite ill at his home on Cherry Street.

O’Connell returns to her home in Yazoo City after visiting here. • Robert Taylor stars in “The Last Hunt” at the Joy Theatre. • Nancy Knight, student at All Saints Episcopal College, is named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program competition.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Paul Newman stars in “Secret War of Harry Frigg” at Showtown USA. • Mrs. Mary Ingram dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Reed announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa Ann, on Feb. 4.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 At a meeting here, Guy Hathorn, expert, tells how to fight the boll weevil and grow peanuts. • Hon. C.H. Alexander, candidate for U.S. senator, speaks here.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

H.B. LaHatte and Co. are in their new quarters at Washington and Grove streets.

Ed R. Murphy is honored by the Vicksburg Association of Life Underwriters as the group’s Man of the Year. • Hampton Jacks celebrates his second birthday.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Fire occurs in the National Guard Armory in the L.L. Herman building at Washington and Crawford streets. • The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Film is shown here under the auspices of The Post Herald.

Vicksburg lawyer Robert L. Moran is appointed by Gov. Ray Mabus as district attorney for the 9th Circuit Court District. He is the state’s first black district attorney. • The Street Clinic breaks ground for a new building on McAuley Drive.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Meridian and Anniston join the Southeastern League making it an eight-club circuit. • Mrs. C.C. Clark of Columbia, state president of the Mississippi Parent-Teachers Association, speaks at the Founder’s Day program of Culkin Academy PTA.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Sheriff C.E. Hester of Madison Parish expresses the belief that a man knocked from the Showboat ferry in what was described as an attempted holdup escaped the icy waters of the canal. • Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Cashman Jr. announce the birth of a son, Louis Patrick III, on Jan. 21.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mrs. Mamye Carter dies. • Mrs. Ed

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 The Rev. Jonathan Grant is named pastorelect of King Solomon M.B. Church. • Linda Blackwell, licensed counselor, leads a Smart Discipline parenting workshop at First Presbyterian Church.

It was theater as good as I’ve seen in New York, even minus a full audience.

Life imitates art from a Tupelo stage to N.C. beach TUPELO — You have to find yourself in one of the characters to really enjoy a play. In “The Dixie Swim Club,” a poignant comedy, I identified with Dinah, who knew exactly what she was doing professionally but traditionally made a mess of most things personal. The play is about five women who bond on a college swim team and, for decades afterward, meet at a cozy cottage on a North Carolina beach once a year to compare notes. Director Cheryl Sproles let me watch dress rehearsal because — you guessed it — I was headed to the beach to meet with college friends the weekend the play opened. I would miss the official performances. I loved it. Actresses Renee Baldwin, Merrie Hughes, Lisa Kimes, Lynn Nelson and Robin Haire aged convincingly and comically over three acts and 33 years. It was theater as good as I’ve seen in New York, even minus a full audience. The characters were the usual suspects that emerge whenever writers depict women. There was the sex kitten, the serious career woman, the incorrigible organizer, the mother with nothing but bad children and luck and the innocent who needs the others to take care of her. RHETA Never mind that in gRIMSLEY real women you usually get all of these qualities rolled into one person. It makes for better theater to divvy up personalities and quirks. In the end, Dinah dies. Somebody has to. Never the one you’re set up to expect to die. That’s not how drama works. While there were no pregnant nuns or mothers with sons in jail at the beach party I attended, you could make the case that life was following art. My friends and I sat on a veranda overlooking a Mississippi back bay, and I kept thinking it wouldn’t be that hard to write a play about our group. Hmmm. There were five women at our beach house, though our ages ranged from 56 to 82 and we didn’t all meet at school. I’d also have to work a couple of men and a dinner guest or two into my plot, but, for play purposes, they’re extraneous. Betty could be the organizer, the team captain if you will. A diplomat-turnedcontractor, her life’s been interesting enough to warrant its own play. And if you were casting a movie that naturally followed such a wonderful stage production, there’d be no question. Jane Fonda would have to be Betty. Janie, the academic and scientist, would get all the sage lines. She identifies all the flora and fauna and shows us how to call up the owls. Put in a call to Debra Winger. Sandy would play the innocent. She has that vulnerability that makes us all want to meddle and fix things up for her. A Mary-Louise Parker type. I don’t think I’m objective enough to cast myself, but I wouldn’t holler if Jessica Lange was available. If not, we could check with Meryl Streep. It’s going to take an actress with lots of range. Cornelia — who, at age 82, outlasts, outdrinks and, play or no play, entertains us all — definitely would be the comic relief. She could play herself.


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Husband: Wounded Giffords would be OK with return to space HOUSTON (AP) — The a st r o n au t h u s b a n d o f wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said his wife would be “very comfortable� with his decision to go back into space and he expects her to be at his launch in April. Space shuttle commander Mark Kelly wouldn’t go into details about her condition during a news conference Friday, and deflected questions about how he knows she supports his choice to fly.

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“I know her very well and she would be very comfortable with the decision that I made,� he said.

Kelly took a leave from training after Giffords was gunned down in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. NASA announced earlier Friday he would resume training for space shuttle Endeavour’s two-week mission. The astronaut said he plans for his wife to be at Cape Canaveral, Fla., for liftoff, targeted for April 19. “I have every intention that she’ll be there for launch,� he said. It will be Endeavour’s final

flight and the fourth spaceflight for Kelly. Kelly said the congresswoman continues to improve in rehab in Houston. One doctor has described her recovery as “lightning speed.� She’s kept very busy with therapy, a key to his decision, he said. The 40-year-old Giffords was in intensive care for two weeks in Arizona, with Kelly at her bedside, before she was transferred to Houston for what is expected to be a lengthy reha-

bilitation. Kelly wanted her as close to him as possible, if he returned to work at Johnson Space Center. He lives in the Houston area with his two teenage daughters from a previous marriage Giffords was meeting with constituents outside a Tucson supermarket when she was shot in the head. Six people were killed and 13 were injured in the rampage. A 22-year-old suspect is in custody. Though doctors described

her early progress as remarkable, they have said very little about her condition, including whether she’s able to speak. She was shot in the left side of her brain, and doctors have said she had weakness on her right side. Her hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann, last week said it would not provide any more information on her condition. In a Twitter update Wednesday, her husband said Giffords is making “Lots of progress!�

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A sign saying, “Goodbye, Mubarak,� stands out in a crowd of Egyptian protesters in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday. The latest rally in Cairo on Friday drew roughly 100,000 protesters, and it went off largely peacefully to the enormous relief of U.S. officials. The Obama administration has been talking with top Egyptian officials on the formation of a militarybacked caretaker government that could prepare the country for new elections, potentially with the 82-yearold Mubarak stepping down and newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman in charge for the interim. Suleiman has offered negotiations with all political forces, including the banned fundamentalist Islamic Brotherhood, over constitutional changes needed to ensure a free vote. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Friday to Egypt’s long-serving foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, but the State Department did not give details.

U.S. officials have been skeptical about Mubarak’s commitment to transition talks. The U.S. president also said in his broadest terms yet that Egypt, no matter what, will be a changed country based on the demonstrated will of its people. “Going back to the old ways is not going to work,� Obama said. “Suppression’s not going to work. Engaging in violence is not going to work. Attempting to shut down information is not going to work.� With each day of unrest passing and little visible progress, the White House has been under deeper pressure to prod a better outcome. But Obama has tried in every public statement to balance his interests, underscoring Egypt’s friendship and strategic importance to the United States and declaring anew that “it is not us who will determine that future� for Egypt.

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That’s up 2.4 cents in the past week. Analysts expect prices to stay at $3 a gallon or higher — perhaps rising as much as 8 cents over the next two weeks — until the conflict in Egypt is resolved and tensions ease in neighboring countries. A gallon of gasoline in Vicksburg has been around $2.95 this week. The pump increases come at a time when U.S. gasoline

inventories are at an 18-year high of 236.2 million barrels. Crude oil imports are up, too, averaging 9.1 million barrels a day in the past four weeks, which is 641,000 barrels a day more than the four-week period in 2009. At the same time, motorists are staying off the roads, with demand up less than 1 percent in the past month, as winter storms hit the country.

“We will continue to have an amply supplied gasoline market all the way up through the spring and summer,� energy analyst Jim Ritterbusch said. “But it’s a market that remains subject to the vagaries of geopolitics.� Egypt controls the Suez Canal and a pipeline that together carry about 2 million barrels of day from the Middle East to Europe and America.

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Muslim scholar recently named as the new senior imam at the Islamic center being built near the World Trade Center site has given up the job, just a few weeks after his appointment. Shaykh Abdallah Adhami said Friday in a joint statement with the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developer that he will no longer serve as a religious adviser to the center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important for me now to devote my time to the completion of my book, which assists English readers in understanding and facilitating the language of the Quran. I wish the project leaders well,â&#x20AC;? Adhami said. The 44-year-old had been announced as the new imam on Jan. 14, after its co-founder, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, was given a reduced role. Rauf had been the public face of the center but hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always seen eye to eye with its developer, Sharif El-Gamal.

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dalajara streets and highways in seven near-simultaneous attacks that injured a policeman and two transportation workers. Such tactics have been used by cartels to aid their escapes from police. The attacks were staged by drug gangs, possibly in retaliation for the arrests of their members, said Fernando Guzman Perez, interior secretary of Jalisco state, where Guadalajara is located. Such alerts have been issued in the past for highways in northern and western Mexico, but are uncommon for Guadalajara, which is not considered one of the focal points of a drug war that has claimed more than 34,600 lives since 2006. Chapala, a shimmering, mountain-ringed lake, has been popular for decades. Ricardo Soto, manager of the lakeside Quinta San Carlos hotel, said the drug gangsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; actions this week had affected business â&#x20AC;&#x153;a little.â&#x20AC;? He said some customers almost didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show up because they did not know there were other routes to get to the hotel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you explain it to them, the people come,â&#x20AC;? said Soto.

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in September. Obama called that a â&#x20AC;&#x153;psychological breakâ&#x20AC;? for Mubarak and then challenged him to reflect on his next move. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The key question he should be asking himself is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How do I leave a legacy behind in which Egypt is able to get through this transformative period?â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Obama said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And my hope is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is that he will end up making the right decision.â&#x20AC;? The comments came in response to a reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question about Egypt, the first one Obama had agreed to answer since the crisis began 11 days earlier. In a brief appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama declined to answer whether a credible transition toward free, fair elections in September could begin while Mubarak remained in power. Protesters are adamant that Mubarak must go now; they have campaigned for days.

MEXICO CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Officials are warning U.S. citizens not to drive at night in parts of the western Mexican city of Guadalajara after suspected drug-gang members burned vehicles and blocked streets. A separate U.S. alert Friday said the northern city of Monterrey has seen a significant increase in armed robberies at restaurants and convenience stores. Some of the blockades in Guadalajara took place on a highway leading to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airport and to Lake Chapala, a popular retirement and vacation spot for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Hotel managers on Lake Chapala said Friday the warning has not significantly affected business. The U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second-largest city, posted a message on its website Thursday saying that it had prohibited U.S. diplomatic personnel from traveling the highway to the airport at night, and that it â&#x20AC;&#x153;recommends that U.S. citizens consider similar precautions.â&#x20AC;? On Tuesday, assailants hurled grenades, burned vehicles and blocked several Gua-


WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Embracing an Egyptian future without Hosni Mubarak, President Barack Obama on Friday pressed the embattled leader to consider his legacy and exit office in a way that would give his country the best chance for peace and democracy. Obama tried to rally world pressure on Mubarak to make â&#x20AC;&#x153;the right decisionâ&#x20AC;? but did not call for his immediate resignation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe President Barack Obama that Presi dent Mubarak cares about his country. He is proud, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a patriot,â&#x20AC;? Obama said as Cairo remained a center of protest and President Hosni Mubarak upheaval. The U.S. president said he had urged Mubarak to listen to those in his government and the pleading voices of his people, and decide if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to accept a serious transition out of power. Obama, limited in his leverage to control events, appeared to adjust his tactics in making brief comments to reporters. Instead of just outlining Egyptian steps to halt the street violence and move toward a freer government, Obama openly played to Mubarakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pride and reputation. Mubarak, facing an uprising in his country after nearly 30 years of rule, has said he will not run for re-election


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Unemployment at lowest level since â&#x20AC;&#x2122;09 WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The unemployment rate is suddenly sinking at the fastest pace in a half-century, falling to 9 percent from 9.8 percent in just two months â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most encouraging sign for the job market since the recession ended. More than half a million people found work in January. A government survey found weak hiring by big companies. But more people appear to be working for themselves or finding jobs at small businesses. The steepest two-month decline in unemployment since the Eisenhower administration is the latest sign that

An unemployment rate of 9 percent remains very high by historical standards. But the swift decline in the rate could also lift confidence at a time when businesses and individuals are already spending more money, fueling more hiring and still-more spending. the economic recovery is picking up speed. The service sector and manufacturing are growing again at pre-recession rates. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 this week for the first time since mid2008. And retail sales have reached a five-year high. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not all rosy. But we seem to be headed in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? said econo-

mist Chris Rupkey at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The recovery is on track â&#x20AC;&#x201D; warts and all.â&#x20AC;? Yields on government bonds rose after the unemployment report came out, a sign that bond traders think the job market is improving and will lift the economy after a year and a half of modest growth. An unemployment rate of 9 percent remains very high by

historical standards. But the swift decline in the rate could also lift confidence at a time when businesses and individuals are already spending more money, fueling more hiring and still-more spending. Unemployment has not been this low since April 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thinking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I survived so far and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make it through,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said economist Nigel Gault of IHS Global Insight. In December, the latest figures available, Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joblessness rate was 10 percent, down from 10.4 percent in November. The statewide rate was 9.7 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively.

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China currency legit, Treasury report says WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Obama administration on Friday declined to cite China for manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages against the United States. The Treasury Department noted that China last June said it would begin allowing its currency to rise against the dollar. The agency said the pace of revaluation has been too slow since and more rapid appreciation is needed. The Treasuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finding came in a report it must submit to Congress every six months determining whether other countries are manipulating their currencies. American manufacturers have been pushing for China to be cited. That could result in penalty tariffs being imposed on Chinese imports. In refusing to cite China, Treasury said Chinese Presi-

dent Hu Jintao had assured President Barack Obama during a visit to Washington last month that China would intensify its efforts to â&#x20AC;&#x153;further enhance exchange rate stability.â&#x20AC;? Treasury said that the pace of revaluation had accelerated in recent months and the movement was being aided by different rates of inflation in the two countries. The report said that the Chinese currency, the renminbi, had risen in value by 3.7 percent against the dollar since China announced in June that it would resume allowing the currency to appreciate. But because inflation in China is much higher currently than it is in the United States, the Chinese currency has risen on an inflationadjusted basis at an annual rate of about 10 percent, Treasury said in its new report.

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U.S., Canada to hold hands on border security, jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling smarter border management pivotal to U.S. competitiveness, President Barack Obama said he and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Friday on steps to improve border security and expand their economies. Those measures include better screening, use of new technologies, sharing information among law enforcement agencies and identifying potential threats early. Both

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countries also agreed to get rid of regulations that hinder trade and job creation. “Smarter border manage-

ment is key to our competitiveness, our job creation and my goal of doubling U.S. exports,” Obama said at a White House news conference alongside Harper after the two emerged from back-to-back meetings in the Oval Office. “Simpler rules lead to lower costs for business and consumers and ultimately to more jobs,” added Harper, who spoke in both English and French. The U.S. also is Canada’s major export market, he

said. Asked how much sovereignty and privacy Canadians will sacrifice for the sake of a more open border and a more integrated economy, Obama acknowledged that the countries “are not going to match up perfectly on every measure.” But he said both benefit from an open border. “The free flow of goods and services results in huge economic benefits for both sides,” Obama said, speaking hours

after his government reported that U.S. unemployment last month had dropped to 9 percent, from 9.4 percent, even though just a net of 36,000 jobs had been created. Harper said it’s in his country’s interest to work with the U.S. on securing their shared border and ensuring that people and goods can move across it as safely and openly as possible. “That is what we’re trying to achieve here,” he said.

million to help replenish money moved from other city projects to the bridge after the 80-year-old span over the Kansas City Southern Railway near Clark Street was deemed unsafe for any vehicular traffic in January 2009. The total cost of the construction project is $8.6 million, $5 million of which was earmarked in a 2006 bond issue. By the time work began, the original proposed cost of the project had increased, and the remainder of the cost is being financed through funds from another bond issue, which put streetpaving and a recreational complex on hold. “When you look at Vicksburg, Clay Street and Washington Street are the two most viable corridors for economic activity, and that’s why we made it a priority,” said Winfield said. Construction of the roadway-topped rail tunnel began in August and is expected

to be complete and open for traffic by May. Next on the list is a $12 million request by the Warren County Port Commission to upgrade infrastructure at the Port of Vicksburg to make way for an anticipated increase in container shipping through the port, Mansfield said. The request will fund upgrades to the 15-ton overhead crane and terminal facility and upgrades to the rail loop serving the port facilities. Other projects on the list include $6 million for the Interstate 20 South Frontage Road connection, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 15 years; $500,000 to fund studying how a sanitary sewer system could work for areas outside Vicksburg; $85 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintenance dredging of the lower Mississippi River; $2.4 million for restoring the

port’s intermodal connector fund; $75 million for the design of a connecting road to tie U.S. 61 North bypass to Haining Road; and $10 million to remodel the Interstate 20 interchange at Flowers. Without asking for money, the delegation also is expected to voice its support for legislation reintroduced this week by U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. The Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond Battlefield Addition Act would increase the size and scope of the Vicksburg National Military Park by 10,000 acres through voluntary sale, donation or exchange. The three areas were part of the Campaign for Vicksburg during the Civil War. “This will be a huge tourism draw, especially with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War,” Mansfield said. “I think it will be a huge boost for tourism in the upcoming years.”

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tion of a person, voter identification and eminent domain. Qualifying ends March 1 for statewide and local races and June 1 for legislative posts. All five county supervisors will seek new terms this year. District 1 Supervisor David McDonald faces a primary challenge from businessman Joe Channell. District 2 Supervisor William Banks has picked up a primary challenge from city zoning board member Tommie Rawlings, who lost to Banks four years ago. District 5 Supervisor Richard George, an independent, has drawn one opponent, J.W. Carroll, an independent. Supervisors Charles Selmon in District 3 and Bill Lauderdale in District 4 have drawn no challengers. Sheriff Martin Pace, an independent, faces opposition from former deputy Bubba Comans, who filed Wednesday as a Democrat.

ABMB Engineers Managing Principal John McKee, BancorpSouth Senior Vice President over Commercial Lending David Cox and Greater Jackson Alliance Director Ross Tucker. Travel expenses are paid by the boards, bureaus or businesses they represent. “What ultimately happens is, if we’re unable to progress our community without federal assistance, then monies have to come from the taxpayers and we have been very sensitive to maintaining real property tax millage rates,” he said. “We’re one of the lowest in the state, and we have to do everything we can to keep it that way.” The current millage rate in the city is 35.88 — meaning for a property valued at $100,000, taxes paid on that property with a homestead exemption would be $358.80. In the county, the millage rate is 40.53. The city is requesting $4

Bill Continued from Page A1. from the point of companies setting up facilities for the sole purpose of storage. “But this creates the framework of how that’s going to take place and who’s going to be in charge,” said Jones, adding a House vote is expected next week. Supporters of the proposal also say it could help Mississippi be among the states at the forefront of the federal push for “clean coal” technology, an experimental tech-

nique to store underground the carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants and other sources. The technique, which involves injecting carbon dioxide in stable geologic formations, is designed to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The Obama administration has imposed new rules to protect drinking water and to track the amount of carbon stored underground. A sudden release of large amounts of carbon dioxide can kill by asphyxiation. Louie Miller, Sierra Club

state director, said the process hasn’t been studied enough. “There are big question marks as to what the outcomes of this are,” said Miller. “They’re also going to need tens of thousands of property owners to find a cavity large enough to store this in. That’s a lot of gas that you’re pumping underground that you don’t know what’s going to happen to it.” Under the bills, MDEQ would work out an agreement with the state Oil and Gas Board to store the gas in oil and gas fields, said James Sparks, MDEQ’s under-

ground injection control coordinator. “If a facility wants to inject their CO2 in a deep saline formation, but it’s not in an oil and gas field, then MDEQ will regulate,” said Sparks. Sparks also said MDEQ would ensure that the new federal regulations for underground carbon storage would be followed in the state. Companies could apply for permits from MDEQ and the Oil and Gas Board to build storage facilities in state, said Sen. Bob Dearing, D-Natchez. “I think it could be a model for other states to follow,”

said Dearing, who filed the Senate bill. Another company monitoring the legislation is Mississippi Power Co., which is building a $2.4 billion coalfired plant in Kemper County that is expected to capture 65 percent of its carbon emissions through an innovative design and store the gases underground. “After reviewing, there doesn’t appear to be anything in the bill that would negatively impact the project,” said Cindy Duvall, a spokeswoman for Mississippi Power.

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

Catherine Brown Harrison Services for Catherine Brown Harrison will be at noon Sunday with Dr. Casey Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mrs. Harrison died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 63. She was a homemaker and a member of Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, where she served on the mother board.

Alexious Adrieanna Myles ROLLING FORK — Alexious Adrieanna Myles died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital. She was 5. She is survived by her parents, Arthur Terrell Myles and Josephine Leon Tray Warren, both of Rolling Fork; four brothers, Taran Tyrone Warren, Arthur Terrell Myles Jr., Chaynce DeErvion Montgomery and Artise Tykel Myles, all of Rolling Fork; and four sisters, Velma Marie Warren II, Alyssa Renea Montgomery, Shameria Myles and Skylar Barnum, also all of Rolling Fork.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Lula M.B. Church with the Rev. Elijah Eason, pastor, officiating. Burial, directed by Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork, will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

Clarence Shelby Sr. Clarence “Rock” Shelby Sr. died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home. He was 41. Mr. Shelby was a member of Locust Grove M.B. Church. He was a coach and mentor for the Vicksburg Browns football team. Survivors include his wife, Deobrah E. Shelby of Vicksburg; his daughter, Brittany Shelby of Vicksburg; three sons, Reginald “Binkie” Perkins of Desoto, Texas, Corey D. Perkins and Clarence D. Shelby Jr., both of Vicksburg; his mother, Barbara “Smeg” Shelby of Vicksburg; his stepfather, Joe Parson of Vicksburg; four brothers, Antonio McGloster of Jackson, and Dion McGloster, Davon “Sprout” McGloster and Dexter Clark, all of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; and other relatives and friends including the Prentiss, Brown, Carter, Caldwell, Knight and Cooksey families. Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

John Wesley Thompson Jr. NEWELLTON — John Wesley Thompson Jr. died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. He was 59. Mr. Thompson was a life-

long resident of Newellton. He was a retired Tensas Parish sheriff’s deputy. He is survived by his wife, Shelia Kay Thompson of Newellton; a son, John Wesley Thompson III of Newellton; three daughters, Sheila Thompson of La Grulla, Texas, and Teresa Thompson and Jennifer Thompson, both of Newellton; four sisters, Bobbie Bamburg of Houston, Flo Brown of Lake Providence and Gracie Jesseph and Ferne McGee, both of Newellton; five grandchildren; and





Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-30s and lows in the upper 20s

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 sunday-Tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-50s; lows in the upper 20s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the mid40s; lows in the upper 20s sunday-Tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the upper 50s; lows in the upper 20s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 37º Low/past 24 hours............... 26º Average temperature......... 32º Normal this date................... 48º Record low..............15º in 1924 Record high............79º in 2008 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............0.52 inches Total/year.................8.73 inches Normal/month......0.85 inches Normal/year...........6.32 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 7:06 A.M. Most active...............12:56 P.M. Active............................. 7:26 P.M. Most active.................. 1:16 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:39 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:40 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:54

RIVER DATA nieces and nephews. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. James Harrison Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Legion Cemetery in Newellton. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Joe Turner Williams DELTA CITY — Joe Turner Williams, a former resident of Hollandale, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Belle Glade, Fla. He was 53.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sweet Home M.B. Church in Delta City with the Rev. George Bean officiating. Burial, directed by Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork, will follow at Caney Cemetery in Delta City.

friday 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 friday Land....................................68.9 River....................................57.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 24.2 Monday.................................. 24.8 Tuesday.................................. 25.2 Memphis Sunday.......................................3.5 Monday.....................................4.3 Tuesday.....................................5.5 Greenville Sunday.................................... 18.1 Monday.................................. 18.1 Tuesday.................................. 18.5 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 11.3 Monday.................................. 11.5 Tuesday.................................. 11.7


Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Super storm in Dallas snarls Super Bowl preps Six hurt trying to ready stadium for big game ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Runways too snowy to receive airliners packed with football fans. Sidewalks too icy for cowboy boots. Temperatures too cold to distinguish Dallas from Pittsburgh or Green Bay. Just two days before the Super Bowl, a fresh blast of snow and ice canceled hundreds of flights, transformed highways into ribbons of white and caused dangerous sheets of ice to fall from Cowboys Stadium, sending at least six people to the hospital. It was enough to turn the biggest week in American sports into a Super Mess. The six people hurt Friday were private contractors who had been hired by the NFL to prepare the stadium for the game. One man was hit in the head, another in the shoulder. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening. Most stadium entrances were closed as a precaution. Officials raised the temperature inside the arena in an attempt to melt remaining ice. The Dallas-Fort Worth area received as much as 5 inches of snow overnight — nearly twice its annual average —

New round of rain for soaked Australia CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — The tail end of one of Australia’s largest-ever cyclones triggered wild storms and flash flooding at the other end of the country today, while residents in the cyclone zone picked through what was left of their homes. The tropical low that was Cyclone Yasi, which tore through the northeast earlier this week, was active over central Australia and making a series of thunderstorms over the southern city of Melbourne and other large towns in Victoria state much worse, the Bureau of Meteorology said. More than 7 inches of rain fell in just a few hours overnight Friday in some Melbourne neighborhoods and winds gusting to 80 mph knocked down trees, the Bureau of Meteorology said. Drains were overwhelmed, causing flash flooding that covered streets and swamped some homes. The State Emergency Service said 84 people were rescued from cars that stalled in flooded streets, or from inundated properties. A 26-year-old English tourist was taken to a hospital after part of a tree fell on the tent she was camping in, SES spokesman David Tucek said. Many parts of Australia have suffered a summer of awful weather, including pounding rains across northeastern Queensland state that caused the nation’s worst flooding in decades, killing 35 people and causing an estimated $5.6 billion damage. Yasi ripped across the coast near Cairns on Wednesday night, tearing apart dozens of homes and damaging hundreds more, cutting power to tens of thousands of people and flattening millions of dollars worth of crops. Just one death was reported. Police and army personnel moved through the storm-savaged coastal town of Tully Heads today, going door-to-door accounting for residents. Officials spray painted “No Go” as a warning on the worsthit homes. A few houses were reduced to rubble. A layer of brown sludge covered the ground, leaving a sickening smell wafting throughout the community.

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Fans in town for the Super Bowl trek through the snow in Dallas Friday. and by Friday morning downtown Dallas hotels were selling ski hats and scarves alongside cowboy hats. A winter storm warning was issued for suburban Arlington, home of the $1.3 billion stadium where the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers are to play Sunday evening. “It looks like, ‘Oh, no, I’m back in Canada,”’ said Sammy Sandu, a 32-year-old property developer from Kelowna, British Columbia. “It’s just pouring down snow. Are we still at home, or have we left? We didn’t drink that much last night, did we?” Forecasters expected game day to be mostly sunny, with highs in the 40s, which would

probably not be warm enough to melt all the snow and ice. Sandu made it to Dallas with his father Thursday, but other members of their party weren’t so lucky. His brother still hoped to arrive from Miami in time for the game, but a friend abandoned the trip after a flight from Vancouver was canceled. Like much of the region, airlines were struggling to recover from a massive blizzard earlier in the week that brought up to 2 feet of snow and bitter cold temperatures to as much as half the nation. More than 300 arriving flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, a hub for American Airlines. The

city’s smaller airport, Love Field, was closed before dawn because of snow on the runways, but it reopened by noon. Love is home to Southwest Airlines. Andy Williams, a 51-year-old attorney from Grafton, Wis., said he was frustrated to find his American flight from Milwaukee delayed for about five hours. He was already planning ahead for the worst-case scenario. “If this flight gets canceled, I’ll start driving down tonight,” he said. “Clearly it’s not my first choice but, at least you’re in control of your own destiny at that point.” But the chilly temperatures were not expected to faze the

teams competing in the real event, nor their hardy fans, who are used to cooler climes. The temperature in Dallas on Friday stood at 20 — the same as Pittsburgh. Green Bay was slightly colder at 17. “We deal with it very well back home,” Steelers fan Alex Sax said on his way the NFL Experience fan festival in Dallas. “Here, they don’t know how to deal with it. There’s no plows. No salt trucks. When we drove from airport, we were the only car on the road.” Asked if the weather could affect future Super Bowl bids, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the conditions this year have been exceptional. “We’ve had a winter to remember. Some would say to forget,” Goodell said. “It’s going to be a great weekend for us, and the weather’s getting better.” The Super Bowl is scheduled to be played in Indianapolis next year and in the open-air New Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey in 2014. Some Packers fans at Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee found themselves delayed but not completely downhearted. James Jennings, 78, was scheduled to fly out of Milwaukee with his 44-year-old

son. They were taking a charter flight as part of a package for which they paid a total of $25,000. Jennings, a criminal lawyer from Norridge, Ill., said he had absolutely no doubt that the flight would leave as scheduled. “At $12,500 a ticket, are you kidding me? They’d get Evel Knievel to fly that thing.” Elsewhere Friday, the bitter cold seeped into the South, where icy roads were blamed for several traffic deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi. The system extended its grip as far east as North Carolina, where freezing rain was possible. The frigid weather also disrupted natural gas service in New Mexico and caused water pipes to burst in Arizona. Snow- and slush-covered roads made driving hazardous across Texas and neighboring states. Greyhound spokeswoman Bonnie Bastian says the weather snarled travel through Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Arkansas and Tennessee. By late Friday morning, 23-year-old Katrina Smith had been waiting in the Kansas City terminal for more than 30 hours. She was supposed to be in the city just 15 minutes to transfer buses as she headed from Denver to Tulsa, Okla. “Everyone here is going to go crazy,” she said.

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Romance should not be set aside for one day Q: My son and daughter-inlaw say they have no plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day because it just doesn’t interest them. Should I be worried? Jim: It depends on what they mean when they say Valentine’s Day doesn’t “interest” them. I know many deeply religious people who aren’t eager to celebrate Christmas, either, because of how materialistic it has become. The real measure of your son and daughter-in-law’s relationship comes in how they treat and relate to each other the other 364 days a year. I FOCUS ON can think THE FAMILY of worse things than having a day set aside to proclaim undying love for your spouse. But married couples should make an FOCUS ON effort to THE FAMILY inject that same passion into their relationship on a regular basis. Q: I dread Valentine’s Day. All of the hype about love and romance only reminds me that none of it exists in my marriage. I gave up hoping for a card or flowers years ago. Juli: Marriage can feel like the loneliest place on earth, especially around Valentine’s Day. When you’re single, you expect to be lonely, but not when you have a ring on your finger. There are many reasons why love in marriage fades. Serious problems like addiction, abuse, extramarital affairs and mental illness can certainly extinguish feelings of romance. However, most people “fall out of love” for less sinister reasons. The busyness and stress of work, kids and finances cause a couple to drift apart over the years. Don’t give up. Marriage counseling is an excellent way to improve your communication and resolve conflicts, but you also need to relearn how to have fun together. Tell your husband how much you miss him. When you do this, be sure to make it sound like an invitation, not a complaint. Reminisce about what caused you to fall in love with him in the first place and tell him what still attracts you to him. Make time to play together. This might feel awkward at first, but it will become more comfortable with time. Pursue a new hobby. Every marriage has dry spells. •

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A ‘monumental contribution’

N.O. archdiocese making historic records available The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — In a development that one expert calls a “monumental contribution” to historians, the New Orleans Archdiocese is making available online the sacramental records for slaves and free people of color that date back before Louisiana’s 1812 statehood. “Our sacramental records here in the New Orleans Archdiocese are some of the most detailed you will ever find,” Archbishop Gregory Aymond said. All the records, dating from 1718 to 1812, Archbishop will be Gregory Aymond available in the next two years, archdiocesan archivist Emilie Leumas said Tuesday. “We don’t have the resources at the archdiocese to operate a research center,” Leumas said. “Through our website we are able to make a PDF image of the original documents containing the records available.” The first five books, written in Spanish by priests in Louisiana’s earliest colonial days, are now available at no cost through the archdiocese’s web site. They contain the baptismal records of slaves and free people of color, mostly listing only one name for those documented. During colonial time, the Catholic Church was the recorder of births, deaths, marriages and other stages of life for not only the city’s white population, but also for the slaves and free people of color. Colonial law during both the Spanish and French eras required every baby to be baptized. Because of that, there are far more extensive records for slaves and free people of

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A 1799 record of baptism, written in Spanish and French

The first five books, written in Spanish by priests in Louisiana’s earliest colonial days, are now available at no cost through the archdiocese’s web site. color in New Orleans than in most of the rest of the country. “Scholars from all over the world come and do research here,” Leumas

said. The archdiocese had published 17 volumes of sacramental records for white parishioners in the past, but had not made

the records of those without surnames available. Opening those records is a “monumental contribution,” said Elizabeth Shown Mills, of Samford Univer-

sity Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research. The records list the name of the mother, sometimes the father, the sponsor of the baptism, the name of the slave owner and those who witnessed the event. Many of the baptismal records had notations added later such as when the person married, listing the husband, and sometimes an added surname. “Traditionally, genealogists, historians, and archivists alike have assumed that genealogical research was not possible for ancestors without surnames,” Mills said. That has since been disproved. Simone Barnes, chairman of the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Black Storytellers, recalled a 10-yearold girl named Priscilla, who was taken from Sierra Leone in the 1700s and brought to South Carolina on a slave ship. Seven generations later, her greatgranddaughter was honored in Priscilla’s native land. Research will remain painstaking. With hundreds of “Maries” baptized over the years, for example, each one in the time period in question will have to be inspected. “It helps if someone has an ancestor with an unusual name,” said Megan Smolenyak, who researched the ancestry of President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, and discovered a connection between the Rev. Al Sharpton and the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.

Muslims seek change in their Hollywood story The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — After years of watching Muslims portrayed as terrorists in mainstream TV and movies, an advocacy group hopes to change that image by grooming a crop of aspiring Muslim screenwriters who can bring their stories — and perspective — to Hollywood. The Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a series of workshops taught by Emmywinning and Oscar-nominated veterans over the next month, an initiative that builds on the group’s outreach for a more representative picture of Muslim-Americans on the screen. The workshops are the natural evolution of MPAC’s efforts to lobby TV networks and movie studios from the outside, and they fit into a small, but growing, movement to get more Muslim-Americans behind the cameras. MPAC dubbed its effort the Hollywood Bureau, while Unity Productions Founda-

The Muslim Public Affairs Council is hosting a series of workshops taught by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated veterans over the next month, an initiative that builds on the group’s outreach for a more representative picture of Muslim-Americans on the screen. tion recently started a similar project called Muslims on Screen and Television. Other nonprofit arts foundations, such as the Levantine Cultural Center and Film Independent, have joined forces by planning networking events for Muslim actors and training and mentoring young filmmakers. “The idea is to really give Muslims an avenue to tell our stories. It’s as simple as that. There’s a curiosity

Producer-writer Khadijah Rashid prays at her home in Pasadena, Calif. about Islam and a curiosity about who Muslims are — and a lot of the fear that we’re seeing comes from only hearing one story or these constant negative stories,” said Deana Nassar, MPAC’s Hollywood liaison. At the council’s first screenwriting workshop last Saturday, three dozen attendees packed into a classroom in downtown Los Angeles to hear Emmywinning comedy writer

Ed Driscoll give tips of the trade, from knowing the audience to making a script outline. The students reflected a diversity not often seen in Hollywood’s portrayal of Muslim-Americans, from a black woman who grew up in Mississippi to a stayat-home mom to a defense attorney who dabbles in screenwriting on the side. Khadijah Rashid, 33, said before class that her Hollywood experience included working behind the scenes on everything from reality TV to the award-winning biopic “Ray.” But Rashid said she had always felt her own story — growing up Muslim in the Deep South — was the tale she most wanted to tell. She recalled being teased as a child for her unusual last name and choking down chunks of dry cheese for lunch when the school cafeteria served pork, a forbidden food in Islam. “I don’t think it’s much drama, but it’s my own personal drama,” said Rashid,

now a single mother living in Pasadena. “I definitely want to tell my story, but I need to learn how. If I get the tools, I’ll just pour it out.” With any luck, Hollywood will listen. The industry has taken more interest in telling authentic Muslim stories in recent years, said Ahmos Hassan, a Muslim-American talent manager who has been in the business for more than two decades. “There’s a demand for Muslim stories, but whether it’s Muslim writers or not depends on the talent they bring to the table,” Hassan, who owns Chariot Management, said during a break in the class. “They need to bring that to the industry ... and I think the industry is open to it now, more so than any time before.” MPAC has had some success working with writers and producers from the outside. Its Hollywood Bureau was founded after Sept. 11, 2001, with a simple strategy: to See Muslim, Page B4.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekl. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. A study on “Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money” will be presented in February. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3.Monday’s women’s Bible study on “Fear, How It Affects us and How God Wants To Help Us Overcome It” begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Super Bowl Sunday begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit

Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youth meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. On Monday, UMW and UMM will meet at 6:30. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Clara Oakes. On Feb. 12, the Valentine party is from 6 until 8 p.m. at the youth center. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3 with the deacons meeting, followed by sanctuary choir practice at 4. Discipleship training begins at 5, followed by worship at 6. Youth SNAC with parents is from 7 until 9. On Monday, ACTS senior adults meeting is at 11:30 a.m. with Curlee Green, minister of music at Edwards Baptist Church, speaker. Chili is the entree. Bring sandwiches, salad and desserts. Children’s committee meeting will be in the red room with all children’s teachers invited and GROW visitation are at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, RAs, GAs and youths and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Tuesday. Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9 in the parish hall. A Christian Education program titled “Images of Jesus in Rock/Contemporary Music…” begins at 9 in the Sunday School Building. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. Childcare is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

Church of Christ

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. with Eric Welch speaking. Evening service is at 6:30 with Norman Maranto. On Wednesday, a ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

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The Fifth Sunday after

devotion “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Psalm 133:1 • Do you know what God wants from you today? Reconciliation. That’s far more important than singing in the choir, preaching a sermon, serving in the nursery, or giving an offering. When we learn this, God is going to bring great revival to our churches. • Revival always begins when people begin to confess their faults to one another, pray for one another and forgive one another. Revival isn’t raising the roof with a lot of emotion. It is getting the walls down. it is not just saying, “I am going to get right with God.” It is saying, “I want to get right with my brothers and sisters.” • When we are reconciled, revival will come. And rejoicing will surely follow. And not any kind of rejoicing, there will be Holy Spirit joy when you know there is nothing between your soul and the Savior and nothing between your soul and a brother! Joy unspeakable! •

Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

Epiphany at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. Adult and youth Sunday school begin at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 to 11:30. Lunch Bunch group will meet at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Healing service begins at 12:05 p.m. Evening prayer is at 5:35. Congregational supper is at 6. Daughters of the King is at 6:30. Gumbo luncheon committee meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

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Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 8 a.m. with the Brotherhood Breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Fellowship time will follow. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. Joy Prayer Circle begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Cool Spring M.B.

Ebenezer Baptist

Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday. Regular services are each third Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Youth services begin at 11:30 a.m. each fifth Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fourth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, Melody Makers and Confirmands meeting on the stage in Floral Hall. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55 with a special offering for Souper Bowl of Caring. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. Youth parents will meet at 4 p.m. in Floral Hall. “MAAD” meeting is canceled. Youth Super Bowl party begins at 5:15 in Memorial Hall. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. The administrative board will meet at 6 p.m. in Floral Hall. Wednesday activities are as follows: MOMS next will meet at 5 p.m.; supper is at 5:15; children’s activities at 5:45; and adult handbell rehearsal, youth Bible study, a study on “Understanding Grief” led by Stockett are at 6; and chancel choir is at 7. Playschool Valentine par-

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by “Souper Bowl” Sunday in the fellowship hall. Evening service is canceled. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6, led by McCall. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141. E-mail edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net.

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens minis-

try at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Equipping groups begin at 6 p.m., followed by Super Bowl Fellowship. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Celebration Station begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choir at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. On Thursday, Sportsman’s Banquet begins at 5:30 p.m. with Tony Ruiz of Madison, guest speaker, in the Family Life Center. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is Saturday before the first Sunday at 3 p.m. and Saturday before the third Sunday at noon. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Duncan Parish will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by committee and board meetings at 7.

First Pentecostal Services at First Pentecostal Church, 6541 Paxton Road, begin tonight at 7 with churchwide prayer. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Youth activities are scheduled for ages 12 and up. Wednesday night service begins at 7:20. A nursery for children as old as 2 is provided. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request.

Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30. Mike Pennock is pastor. Rick McDaniel will lead music.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Discipleship training and deacons meeting are at 5:30. Worship is at 6:30. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship begins at 10 a.m. Prayer meeting and business meeting are at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Deacons meet the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-834-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday following the service. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601636-0826 or Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Seven Deadly Sins adult Bible study begins at 4 p.m. A nursery is provided for all activities and worship services. On Monday, Cub Scouts meets at 6 p.m. Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m. Prayer group meets at 6. Dinner theater practice is at 6:30. On Wednesday, DMA’s meet at 11:30 a.m. Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir begins at 7. Thursday’s Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Dinner theater practice begins at Continued on Page B3.

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6:30 p.m. Spanish classes are at 7. The Rev. Chris Young is pastor.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

Islamic Center Prayer schedule at Islamic Center of Vicksburg, 6705 Paxton Road, is as follows: Fajar (morning prayer) at 6 a.m., Isha 6:40 p.m. Jummah (Friday prayer) sermon at 12:45 p.m.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. The youth will sponsor a black history presentation each Sunday in February. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Worship is at 10 with Bernard delivering the message. The mass choir will provide the music. Holy Communion will be served at both services. Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. “The Hour of Soul-Saving Power” begins at 5 p.m. with Bernard. The senior choir will provide the music. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-638-7658. For transportation, call 601-8314387 or 601-630-5342, a day ahead.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services

TODAY • Belmont M.B. — 8 a.m., Gathering of the Men, prayer and worship breakfast; the Rev. R.D. Wells, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • King David No. 2 M.B. — Noon, business meeting; the Rev. Johnny Lee, pastor; 1224 Bowmar Ave. • Spring Hill M.B. — 5 p.m., “History on the Hill”, Black History program and soul food dinner; the Mighty Gospel Train Choir; presented by the youth department; 815 Mission 66.

WEDNESDAY • Jones Chapel — 6:30 p.m., business meeting; 1340 Bay St.

FRIDAY • Lighthouse Baptist — 5:30 p.m., Valentine’s Day program and social; presented by the youths and young adults; 1804 Sky Farm Ave.

Mount Zion male choir; the Rev. Edward Knight, guest speaker; 601-529-8462; 707 Pierce St.

FEB. 18 • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7:30 p.m., Bishop Johnny E. Gibson’s appreciation program; Apostle Letha Butler, guest speaker; Elder Mann, 601-636-2331 or Minister Richard Hicks, 601-456-1342; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

FEB. 19 • King David No. 1 M.B. — 2 p.m., black history program; the Rev. A.L. Hines, pastor; 2717 Letitia St. • New Mount Elem M.B. — 6 p.m., black history celebration; Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., “Shoe Sizes” fundraiser; 260 Mississippi 27.

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• King David No. 2 M.B. — 1 p.m., 22nd anniversary of Johnnie L. Williams, pastor, and wife, Brenda; 1224 Bowmar Ave.

• Ebenezer M.B. — 3 p.m., Love Musical for Lucille Wheatley; New Mount Pilgrim Choir, Gospel Visionaires, Nathaniel Williams, St. Peter and Christian Home Women’s Choir and others; the Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed, pastor; 2346 Grove St.

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FEB. 13 • East Mount Olive M.B. — 11 a.m., Senior Citizen’s Day and dinner; the Rev. Tracy A. Collin, pastor; 6205 Red Lick Road, Red Lick. • Temple of Empowerment — 3 p.m., Deacon Day; Greater begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit or e-mail

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Youth worship is at 11 with black history presentations by the youth department. Holy Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class at 7:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each

first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation, call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

• Calvary Baptist — 10 a.m., city-wide usher meeting; Patricia Kinnard, 601-415-0151, Peggy Pierce, 601-868-0112 or Mattie Robinson, 601-636-3140; 406 Kline St.

FEB. 27 • Rose Hill M.B. — 3 p.m., 22nd anniversary of Walter L. Weathersby, pastor, and wife, Rosa; 683 Stenson Road.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, Praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. each first Saturday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Mount Zion No. 4 Services at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church, 122 Union Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fifth Sunday. Worship begins at 9 a.m. each first and fourth Sunday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at

6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

Nazarene Church Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship Celebration begins at 10:50. Hispanic Sunday service is at 3 p.m. Evening service is at 6. The last Sunday of the month the English and Spanish congregations combine for the morning service with dinner on the grounds to follow. The English congregation has missionary service the last Sunday night of each month. On Wednesday, youth activities begin with sports at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. Bible Study for youth and adults begins at 7. Thursday night is “The Furnace” Prayer Meeting open to all. The Hispanic congregation meets at 7 p.m. Friday for Bible study/fellowship. Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held the first Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. Visit The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is pastor emeritus.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-456-0215. Visit www.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by

Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Marshall Harris is superintendent. Worship begins at 11. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor. Tommie L. Moore is associate minister.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Youth Explosion and evening worship are at 4:30, followed by Super Bowl fellowship at 5:30. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided.

Oakland Baptist Sunday services Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden. The Rev. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver the messages of the day. Haden and Rhodes will deliver special music. Adult choir practice begins at 5 p.m. Worship and children’s choir are at 6. Special music will be provided by Virginia Rhinehart and Myra Beard. On Wednesday, the youths will meet at 6:15 p.m. AWANAS begins at 6:30. A nursery is provided for all services.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered and a nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail opendoorbible@att. net.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members class, followed by worship at 11. Bible Institute begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor. Continued on Page B4.


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Port Gibson U.M.C.

Services for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Choir practice under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster is at 9:45. Christian Education is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite 2, is celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Childcare is provided at the 11 a.m. service. Tuesday’s Bible study is canceled. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and Healing service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Call 601-636-6687. Visit www.stalbansbovina. org.

Sunday is the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service. Good News Discussion Group begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for ages up to 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dominos will be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall. Call 601-636-2966. E-mail pcumc_vicksburg@

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Christopher and Colt Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. confirmation class begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Revelation Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 601218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rose Hill M.B. Services at Rose Hill M.B. Church, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Morris Shelton is deacon and superintendent. Leon Davis is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Walter Weathersby, pastor.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Sunday After the Presentation of Our Lord: Great Vespers at 5:30 tonight; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Ladies Society meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All services are in English. Confessions are heard before and after every service. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Visit or call 601-636-2483.

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with the senior choir performing. Rosman Daniels is the musician. On Feb. 24, business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before

Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after mass. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Communion, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. program continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday for adults in Glynn Hall. St. Paul Altar Society meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with a social followed by meeting at 10.

St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Everlyn Byrd is superintendent. Communion is each second Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Monday. Each second Sunday, ushers staff meeting is at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal is at noon. Theresa Williams is musician. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Second Union M.B. Services at Second Union M.B. Church, 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begins at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Goerge Martin III, is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Bible class is each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Choir rehearsal is each first Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Claudia Herrington is musician. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon, followed by dinner at noon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice begins at 4 p.m., followed by Bible study at 5 and worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/ prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047 or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by the inspirational and praise choir. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. A nursery is available. Children’s church is provided for first grade through sixth grade. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Turning Point classes begin at 4:45 p.m. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message at both services. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6 p.m. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/

New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited to participate. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Prayer time will follow. The website is The e-mail address is

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching the sermon. Elder Jim Harrison will assist. Youths will meet at 4:30 p.m. Kids Klub will meet at 5. Worship is at 6 with Reiber, preaching. Chandler Whitney will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. Hannah Circle meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Mary Martha Circle meets at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Prayer begins at 7:15. On Feb. 12, Marriage Enrichment Banquet begins at 6 p.m. at Toney’s Restaurant. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Evening worship is at 6 with the Lord’s Supper being served. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting at 7. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Disciple Now Weekend for the youths begins on Friday and continues through Sunday with a youth worship service Sunday morning. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or Sunday night activities begin with Awana at 4:45, followed by worship and youth Bible study at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family night supper begins at 5. Reservations must be made by noon Tuesday. Children’s mission, music and Underground Connections for the youths are at 5:40. Midweek service begins at 6. Call 601-636-5320.

The Word Church Services at The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 11:30 a.m. with worship. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor. Call 601-807-3776.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601-638-2500.

Zion Traveler M.B. Services at Zion Traveler M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Elbert Cox Jr., is minister and assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is held on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible study at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting is each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

Muslim Continued from Page B1. make sure the portrayal of Islam on TV screens was accurate, even if it was negative. Since then, the organization has consulted on a parade of hit TV shows, including “24,” “Bones,” “Lie to Me,” “7th Heaven,” “Saving Grace” and “Aliens in America.” The group also has held meetings with top network executives from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, and throws a Muslim-inspired version of a Hollywood awards show each year for productions, both

mainstream and independent, that advance understanding of Islam. In 2009, winners included “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Simpsons,” for an episode that featured Bart befriending a Muslim boy named Bashir. The goal is not to spoon-feed Hollywood Muslim-friendly story lines, but to increase awareness of the diversity of American Muslims and to be a resource for writers and producers, Nassar said. “There’s only a small, small

number of people who are trying to drive a negative agenda. Most of the time it’s innocent oversight, and they’re very happy to get our take on what they’re doing, to get our feedback,” said Nassar, who also attended the workshop and is an entertainment lawyer by training. That feedback has been an eye-opener and a challenge for some in the industry, where the Muslim-as-terrorist plot line has been an accepted story for years.

“When you’re sitting in the writer’s room, and you’ve got to come up with a plot line and you’ve got to come up with a bad guy, it’s really easy to pull that out and say, ‘OK, Muslim terrorist,”’ said T.S. Cook, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter who will teach two of the four sessions. “It’s a lazy man’s way to villainy — and it’s pretty ingrained.” Writer Roger Wolfson, who worked on the TNT drama “Saving Grace,” said MPAC consultants were invaluable

when he was assigned to write a script for an episode that featured a black deathrow inmate who was converting to Islam. In the plot, the inmate Leon had a personal angel, Earl, who had been guiding him. Wolfson’s challenge was to show Leon’s conversion and decide if his angel would change in appearance — or if he would continue to exist for Leon at all. MPAC’s consultants urged Wolfson to resist making

Leon’s character a militant, angry black man and instead suggested that he focus on the beauty and mystery of the moment of conversion. The collaboration paid off, he said. “Everything was my idea, but I didn’t know a single detail. I didn’t know how you convert; I didn’t know what it means; I didn’t know what an Islamic angel would say, how an Islamic angel would behave,” Wolfson recalled in a phone interview.


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Ronnie Dunn and fellow country music star Miranda Lambert announce nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards in Nashville on Tuesday.

Single cranks up Dunn’s dash from duo to soloist By Chris Talbott AP entertainment writer NASHVILLE — The wrapper is slowly coming off Ronnie Dunn’s solo career. Six months after the dissolution of the iconic country music duo Brooks & Dunn, Dunn has released his first single and is planning a summer release for his as-yet untitled new album. “This is the record I’ve waited all my life to do,” Dunn said this week. “We just wrapped it up.” The single, “Bleed Red,” was released to radio Monday and is the most-added new song of the week, according to Country Aircheck and Billboard. Dunn produced the album himself and said he enjoyed charting his own path 20 years after he first teamed with partner Kix Brooks. Together, the Grammywinning duo sold tens of millions of albums Kix and was Brooks among the most-awarded country music acts in history. “It is refreshing,” said Dunn, speaking earlier this week after announcing The Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with Miranda Lambert. Dunn, considered one of country’s finest voices, said he’ll likely debut the new material on stage at the Fremont Street Experience before the ACMs in Las Vegas, which will air live April 3 on CBS. “The boys are in rehearsal now,” Dunn said. When discussing his plans for the future last year, Dunn vowed he’d hit the road in a simpler fashion than he’d done with Brooks & Dunn: He said instead of a big bus, he’d find a secondhand van and an old horse trailer, load in some equipment and hit the road in search of a welcoming beer joint. He says he’s sticking to that plan as another stage of his career unfolds. “I’m not going to get wrapped up into all that overhead,” he joked.

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The zinnia, a favorite pass-along annual in Grandma’s garden, is seeing a dramatic comeback. Zinnias are easy to grow and one of the best ways to bring a carnival of color to any landscape. Few plants have blooms that offer the diversity in size and color or attract butterflies as easily as the zinnia. Because of this, the National Garden Bureau has proclaimed 2011 the Year of the Zinnia. Recently introduced varieties of this Southern favorite are more versatile and disease-tolerant than their earlier namesakes. Zinnias have been grown in their native habitat in Mexico since the 16th century. When the Spaniards arrived and first observed them, they were not impressed with the scraggly plants and tiny blooms. They called them “mal de ojos” or sickness of the eye. The seeds were not collected and brought back to Europe until the 18th century. Dr. Johann Gottfried Zinn for whom the Zinnia is named, first described them in a scientific publication. It took another century for them to be embraced in European gardens — and only after the double-flowering zinnia was discovered on a West Indies plantation. Imported to America in 1856, their popularity grew only after a mutation was discovered in a field of double flowering “Mammoth” zinnias by John Bodger in the 1920s. Bodger owned a seed company and he developed the mutated seed into the dahliaflowered strain. The large flat-flowered California Giant came from that strain. It won a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society of England and soon became a popular mail order selection with gardeners of the day. Though there are more than a dozen species of zinnias, members of the Asteraceae or daisy family, only

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Profusion apricot three are seen in home gardens. All are seasonal annuals, meaning they live for one season and must be replanted each year. Zinnia elegans, the common zinnia, is the species most familiar to gardeners and come in tall, medium and dwarf types with a wide range of colors available. Zinnia angustifolia, or the narrow leaf zinnia with small single flowers, is growing in popularity. The species has golden-orange flowers but varieties are now on the market with a wider range of colors. The least familiar species is Zinnia haageana, or the MexiSee Brilliant, Page C3.

Autism, Asperger’s experts set for conference By Terri Cowart Frazier A woman whose struggle with autism has been featured on top news shows and in an award-winning HBO film will tell her story at a conference in Vicksburg next week. Dr. Temple Grandin was one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010. She has appeared on TV news shows such as “48 Hours,” “Larry King Live”

and NBC’s “Today” show. She has been featured in People and Discover magazines, the New York Times and U.S. News and World Report. Grandin is a high-functioning autistic woman whose books include “Thinking in Pictures,” which describes her personal experiences with the disorder; and two New York Times best-sellers, “Animals in Translation” and “Animals Make Us Human.” Her life story was made into

a movie, “Temple Grandin,” which starred Claire Danes and won seven Emmy awards. “Being autistic, I don’t naturally assimilate information that most people take for granted,” Grandin says in “Thinking in Pictures.” “Instead, I store information in my head as if it were on a CD-ROM disc,” she writes. “When I recall something I have learned, I replay See Autism, Page C3.

If you go Future Horizons’ autism and Asperger’s conference will begin at 7 a.m. Friday with registration at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Fees are $160 per professional, with a $130 group rate; $130 for parents or family, with a $105 group rate; $95 per student; and $70 for autistic individuals. Register by calling 800-489-0727, faxing 817-2772270 or by visiting A $5 discount will be offered to online registrants. A

$10 fee will be added for those who pay at the door. The schedule: • 8:15 a.m. — Welcome • 8:30 — Dr. Temple Grandin, The Way I See It • 10 — Break • 10:30 — Rudy Simone, Asperger’s on the Job • Noon —Lunch break • 1 p.m. — Beth Aune session, Behavior Solutions • 2:30 — Break • 3 — Beth Aune, continued


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Grieving pet owners find solace in tributes on Internet By Monica Rhor The Associated Press They provide comfort in times of distress, laughter in moments of gravity, love during spells of loneliness. They are, to paraphrase writer Edith Wharton, a heartbeat at one’s feet. Pets are our best friends, faithful companions and family members. And not even death, it seems, can break that bond between animal and human. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the increasing number of pet obituaries springing up on the Internet, in some newspapers and on social media sites. On websites such as Doggy Heaven and Immortal Pets, on blogs such as the Orange County Register’s Pet Tales, on countless personal Facebook pages, grief-stricken pet owners funnel their sadness into heartfelt, often heartwrenching tributes. The obituaries — accompanied by photo montages, poems, and notes of condolence from friends and fellow pet owners — are part therapy and part memorial, a way to grieve and a way to immortalize. The sites also testify to the coveted place pets hold in American culture. About 62 percent of households, or 71.4 million homes, now include pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Pet owners spend an estimated $48 billion on food, supplies, medical care and grooming. “It’s a reflection of the social fabric,” says Samantha Gowen, who writes the Orange County Register’s Pet Tales blog, which regularly includes obituaries sent in by readers. She notes that most pet owners are aware that they will likely outlive their animals, which gives the relationship a special poignancy.

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Joann Cencula sits in front of her computer displaying her website Doggy Heaven at her home in Wickliffe, Ohio.

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“All dogs go to heaven. Doggy Heaven is a place of solace and joy where you can honor

the memory of your departed canine companions.” Tomyn immediately began

writing her online elegy for Dakotah. The words, she says, just spilled out, along with 12 years’ worth of memories. The socks hidden throughout the house. The chewed-up napkins and toilet paper. The “banana” toy Dakotah licked as if it were her puppy. “We have been through soooo much together. The

death of my mother and 3 grandparents, failed relationships, job changes, 2 moves, marriage, and the birth of 2 children,” wrote Tomyn. “You were there for me in times when no one else seemed to be and understood me always. You sensed when I was sad and were always by my side.”

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“There’s a great sense of empathy when it comes to pets and their lives,” says Gowen. “Pet owners are all connected by their pets and death.” Online obituaries offer pet owners a way to tap into that network, find support and channel the pain of losing a pet. Kristin Tomyn, a 39-yearold real estate agent from Indianapolis, was distraught after the sudden death of Dakotah, her 12-year-old Siberian Husky, and was searching the Internet for consolation when she stumbled across Doggy Heaven. The site’s home page, with a sky-blue background and a logo of a dog collar glowing like an angel’s halo, appealed to Tomyn. As did the Doggy Heaven mission statement:


Brilliant Continued from Page C1. can zinnia. Extremely disease-resistant, they generally are small plants with longstemmed, bi-colored flowers that make excellent cut flowers. Newer zinnia varieties have met the challenge of modern gardening trends. Mississippi Medallion Winners, Zinnia angustifolia (1998) and Profusion Apricot and Fire Zinnias (2006) are excellent choices for containers or small home gardens. The Profusion zinnias, a cross between Z. angustifolia and Z. elegans, represent a breakthrough in breeding with the best qualities of each species: heat and humidity tolerance, disease resistance and no deadheading required. A subsequent hybrid of these, the Zahara series: Zahara Starlight Rose, Double Zahara Fire and Double Zahara Cherry, all 2010 All American Selection winners produce slightly larger flowers with the same qualities of the Profusion series. Zinnias come in an amazing number of colors, but the bicolor patterns are really eyecatching. Zowie Yellow Flame, a 2006 AAS Winner, flames with a scarlet-rose center and yellow petal edges. It made a real impression on those who saw it on trial several years ago in Crystal Springs. Queen Red Lime is one of the newest of the bi-colors. The young center petals are

lime green with outer petals maturing to a rich mauve edge. This will be the first year that it is available to home gardeners. Zinnias can be purchased as seeds or as nursery grown plants at local garden centers when the weather becomes warmer. Seeds take eight to 12 weeks from seed to bloom, depending on variety, and can bloom throughout the summer season until frost. They need good drainage, full sun and occasional watering during the hot dry summer months. Zinnias do best if organic matter is added into soil before planting along with 2 pounds of time-release fertilizer per 100 feet of planting area. Never crowd zinnias or water from above. Good air circulation is important to keep them disease-free and wet leaves might trigger disease. A boost of fertilizer late in the season will help them bloom into fall. Container zinnias need additional liquid fertilizer once a month. Old Maid was the common name for zinnias in Grandma’s garden but these newer varieties are quite desirable additions to containers and garden plots and with all kinds of garden partners. •

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Strange Days” — A blackmarketeer, Ralph Fiennes, who sells virtual-reality experiences tries to save his ex-flame, Juliette Lewis, from a sadistic gangster in 1999 Los Angeles./7 on FMC n SPORTS College basketball — Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss Rebels travel to Bud Walton Arena to take on Arkansas./5 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — A computer geek Ralph Fiennes finds himself in receipt of the government’s most-sensitive data./7 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 Stuart Damon, actor, 74; Barrett Strong, singer-songwriter, 70; Michael Mann, movie director, 68; Barbara Hershey, actress, 63; Christopher Guest, actor, 63; Tim Meadows, actor-comedian, 50; Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress, 49; Laura Linney, actress, 47; Duff McKagan, rock musician, 47; Chris Parnell, actor-comedian, 44; Bobby Brown, singer, 42.


Pop star to plead guilty to drug charge Pop star Bruno Mars told a Las Vegas judge Friday that he’ll plead guilty in state court on Valentine’s Day to a felony cocaine charge that would be wiped from his record if he stays out of trouble for a year. Mars, whose real name is Peter Hernandez, and a trio of defense lawyers agreed not to contest police accounts that he possessed 2.6 grams of cocaine when he was arrested early Sept. 19 after a Las Vegas nightclub performance. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joseph SciscenBruno to set the Feb. 14 date for his plea — the day afMars ter Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter is nominated for seven Grammy awards including best male pop vocal. Defense lawyer Blair Berk said her client appreciated the chance he was receiving as a first offender. “We’re extremely pleased the charge against Bruno is going to be dismissed,” she said. The plea deal worked out last week calls for Mars to spend a year on probation, pay a $2,000 fine, perform 200 hours of community service and complete drug counseling. The “Just the Way You Are” singer co-wrote “(Expletive) You” and was featured on B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You.”

Paltrow, Moore to sing on Oscars stage Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Randy Newman, Zachary Levi and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine will sing on the Oscars stage. Academy Awards producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer say the entertainers will perform the year’s nominated Gwyneth Mandy Paltrow Moore songs during the Oscar ceremony, along with nominated composers A.R. Rahman and Alan Menken. Paltrow will sing “Coming Home” from the film “Country Strong.” Newman will perform his “Toy Story 3” song, “We Belong Together.” Welch and Rahman will perform “If I Rise” from “127 Hours.” Moore, Levi and Menken are to perform “I See the Light,” the nominated song from “Tangled.” The 83rd annual Academy Awards will be presented Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.

Filmmaker slapped with paternity suit An Australian woman claims Academy Awardwinning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh fathered her baby daughter, and she’s suing in New York for child support. Soderbergh’s lawyer declined to comment Thursday on the lawsuit, and his manager didn’t immediately return a telephone call. Frances Lawrencina Anderson’s paternity lawSteven suit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan. It says Soderbergh the “Traffic” and “Ocean’s Eleven” director helped pay medical expenses during Anderson’s pregnancy, and a DNA test showed he was the father of the girl she had in August. Anderson lives in Sydney. Soderbergh directed his play “Tot Mom” at a Sydney theater, where the play ran from December 2009 to February 2010. He married TV personality and novelist Jules Asner in 2003.

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Man who asked cops about pot arrested A Connecticut man called 911 to ask a dispatcher how much trouble he could get into by growing one marijuana plant, then was arrested, police said. Farmington police said a dispatcher told 21-year-old Robert Michelson on Thursday night that he could get arrested for growing pot, and Michelson said thank you and hung up. Officers went to Michelson’s house and seized a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Michelson has admitted he bought seeds and equipment for growing. Michelson was released on $5,000 bail after being charged with marijuana possession and other crimes. A woman who answered the phone at his home Friday said he wasn’t available for comment.

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Poll: Training makes bully breeds LOS ANGELES (AP) — The majority of American pet owners believe a welltrained dog is safe — even if it comes from one of the “bully breeds.” Some dog breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, are considered truly dangerous by 28 percent of American pet owners, but an Associated poll found that 71 percent said any breed can be safe if the dogs are well trained. “It’s not the dog. It’s the owner that’s the problem,” said Michael Hansen, a 59-year-old goldsmith from Port Orchard, Wash. “The dog will do whatever it can to please the owner, right down to killing another animal for you.” “If they are brought up in a loving household, they can flourish just like any other dog,” agreed Nancy Lyman, 56, of Warwick, Mass. Sixty percent of pet owners feel that all dog breeds should be allowed in residential communities, while 38 percent believe some breeds should be banned, according to the poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications. Denver and Miami-Dade County in Florida have pit bull bans that go back decades. The Army and Marine Corps have put base housing off limits to the dogs in the last few years. Of the pet owners in the poll who support breed bans, 85 percent would bar pit bulls. Other breeds considered too dangerous were Rottweilers, Dobermans, German shepherds and chow chows. Seven percent said any violent, vicious or fighting dog should be banned and 2 percent said all large dogs should be outlawed. Asked specifically about pit bulls, 53 percent of those polled said they were safe for residential neighborhoods, but 43 percent said they were too dangerous.

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Cesar Millan, “The Dog Whisperer,” walks with some canine friends in Malibu, Calif.

Some dog breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, are considered truly dangerous by 28 percent of American pet owners, but an Associated poll found that 71 percent said any breed can be safe if the dogs are well trained. Age played a major role in the pit bull questions — 76 percent of those under age 30 said pit bulls were safe, compared with just 37 percent of seniors. Janice Dudley, 81, of Culver City, Calif., was taking out her garbage when she was charged by a pit bull whose owner had been walking him in her neighborhood for years. “He came within a few inches of my leg. It was shocking. There was nothing I could do. The owner controlled the dog and they went on their way but it was really very frightening,” she said. She goes to great lengths to avoid the man and dog now, she said. “That was as close as I’ve ever come and as close as I ever want to be.” Dudley would stop short of

imposing a widespread breed ban, but she believes pit bulls are too dangerous. “I think it is in their nature to be more vicious than other dogs,” she said. She blames breeders for the dangerous behavior of the animals and believes the dogs are genetically at risk. “People I know who have had them maintain they are the sweetest things in the world. I don’t believe it,” she said. Older pet owners were more apt to support a breed ban than younger ones — 56 percent of seniors believe some dogs should be outlawed compared with just 22 percent of those under age 30. Parents who own pets were no more or less likely than non-parents to say certain breeds should be banned. But Tiffany Everhart, 40, of

Splendora, Texas, wouldn’t have a pit bull. “I have a small child and I’m not going to take that chance.” A paralegal, she also believes some dogs are too dangerous for residential areas and she would support a breed ban. “Every dog is different and should be evaluated on its own merits,” said “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan. “If a pit bull has good energy, and if he is socialized early and brought up in a balanced and structured pack environment, then I would consider him perfectly safe for a family with children,” Millan said. Lyman, who has a 17-yearold, blind, deaf and crippled Shih Tzu, said any dog will bite if provoked — citing Martha Stewart’s recent run-in with her own dog. Hansen blames the pit bull’s bad reputation on owners and the press. “You have a tendency to sensationalize stories or put into them right down to the blood and gore when it isn’t really necessary,” said Hansen, who has two dogs, 9-year-old Labcollies Chaz and Zach.

London homeowners look to cash in on royal wedding LONDON (AP) — They may not get chocolate on the pillow — but at least they’ll have a pillow. Tourists eager to soak up the pomp of this spring’s royal wedding will be hard pressed to find a hotel room, as an estimated half-million others will be here with the same idea. But for those willing to pay a premium (and do without amenities) there’s a solution: their very own London flat. “Hotels are going to be very full,” says Jane Ingram, head of Savills Plc’s rentals unit. “People are going to need to look at private apartments as an alternative.” London’s roughly 120,000 hotel rooms are nowhere near enough to accommodate the hordes of royalty buffs expected for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. That means many Londoners plan to do what they always do whenever a big event hits town — rent out their homes for a huge profit. Homeowners have been known to rake in up to 50 percent more than normal rental rates during big ticket occasions such as Wimbledon, but around the April 29 wedding date, apartments are expected

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Jonathan and Joanna Thornton plan to rent rooms in their London apartment. to go for three to four times normal. But that won’t put off diehard royal watchers eager to hear wedding bells chime. “It’s not every day that a royal gets married,” said Kim Bourke, who booked her ticket from Melbourne, Australia as soon as the wedding date was announced. She opted for a “guerrilla approach” to accommodation hunting by posting an ad on the UK’s Gumtree website in hopes of finding a nice, cozy apartment to rent to witness the latest chapter of a “real

Somali ax man gets 9 years for attack on cartoonist COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Somali man convicted of terrorism for breaking into the home of a Danish cartoonist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The Aarhus city court ruled Friday that Muhideen Mohammed Geelle should be expelled from Denmark after serving the sentence. The 29-year-old entered

cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s home armed with an ax on New Year’s Day 2010. Westergaard locked himself inside Kurt a panic room Westergaard and was unharmed. Police arrived and shot Geelle in the leg.

life fairytale.” What she found was a sobering reality — offers from homeowners asking sky-high rents. “I don’t want to pay for someone’s holiday,” she complains. Still, after surveying the market, she’s resigned to having to pay a royal wedding premium. “It’s a special occasion,” Bourke said. “I have to be realistic because it’s going to cost a little bit more.” Some property websites are specifically geared to connecting homeowners with people looking for housing during

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Couple’s secret wedding leaves their family in the dark Dear Abby: My older brother “Mike” was married several months ago. The family was informed after the fact. Mike and his bride, “Sophie,” didn’t elope. They had planned their church wedding for the better part of a year, and decided to include only a small group of friends while completely excluding the family. Naturally, this has caused hurt feelings. As far as I’m concerned, I have lost a sibling rather than gained one. Mike and Sophie are now throwing themselves a party in their honor to celebrate their union. My mother not only wants me to attend, but expects me to give them a



gift as well. Mom says he is “family” and therefore I am obligated to give a gift. I say I wasn’t invited to their wedding so I’m under no obligation to give one. I have no desire to reward someone who thinks so little of me. What do you say? — Left Out Sibling in Wisconsin Dear Left Out Sibling: If


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you start finding fault with others, don’t think you will remain immune from criticism yourself. Once you open up Pandora’s box, it will be impossible to reseal. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Because conditions could cause you to get careless and spend impulsively, all financial affairs must be handled as rationally as possible and with great prudence so that you don’t suffer a loss. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There’s a good chance you could indulge yourself in too many things that may not be good for you, eating or drinking too much can lead down a long and lonesome road. Take control. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Normally, when it really counts you are extremely thorough and methodical about what you are doing. Yet after accepting a job of this ilk, you could thoughtlessly proceed in a slipshod fashion. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Determine exactly what you want to achieve today or else you could get caught up wasting your valuable time doing what another wants to do that is of no or little significance to you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Being a winner and achieving your goals are both admirable aspirations, but if you do either at the expense of another, your victory will be hollow and the repercussions could be severe. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Embarrassment is indicated if you attempt to come off as knowing all about a matter or issue about which you are totally ignorant. It isn’t worth pretending to be an authority when you’re not. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When doing business with another today, try to get in writing what you feel could be problematical for you later -- if left up in the air. Your prediction is likely to come true. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Although much may be promised, nothing of significance will be gained if you put a business deal together based only upon the trust of a friendship. Make sure the proposal is able to stand on its own. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Keep your wits about you at all times today because conditions could turn out to be a bit uncertain and cause some disruptions. Reserve your judgment call until all the facts are in. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The only way to keep your budget healthy is to trim away all nonessential expenditure immediately. Once your funds are gone, it will be impossible to get back what you need. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be extremely careful about what secrets you reveal to whom. Someone with little common sense could distort what s/he hears, making it impossible to get your reputation back.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend has a bunch of “dorky” friends, and when he’s not with me, he’s always hanging around with them. I’ve told him a thousand times that I don’t want him seen hanging around with these dorks. People will think he’s also a dork, and he isn’t. What can I do to get him to forget his so-called friends? I still don’t understand why he doesn’t have popular friends. — Tory, Evansville, Ind. Tory: You must remember that you’re only dating this guy; you don’t own him. Lay off his friends! He’s probably had them long before he started dating you. When he is with his friends, you should be spending time with yours. If you can’t live with that, stop dating him. Dr. Wallace: I’m 13 and have my own bedroom. But my problem is that I have to keep my bedroom door open whenever I’m in my room. I hate this. It’s like my parents are afraid that I’m going to do something very bad. I’m not the type of girl who would ever do anything wrong intentionally. When I question my parents about this, all I ever hear is, “If you aren’t planning to do anything wrong, then you shouldn’t mind having your room door open.” They even make me keep the door open when I have friends in my room. — Sarah, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Sarah: Children need both privacy and their parents’ trust. By requiring that you keep your door open at all times, your parents aren’t giving you either. As long as you haven’t broken that trust, you ought to be able to have a degree of privacy. Show my answer to your parents. Dr. Wallace: I’ve been good friends with someone for about four years. Lately, we never do anything together except attend church. Even then she acts like I’m not even there. In the rare times we do something together, I end up paying for the activity. I’d like to end the friendship, but once in a while she tells me some “juicy” secrets. Should I tell this girl that I’m unhappy with our relationship or just find a new friend? We are both 16. — Alyssa, Garden Grove, Calif. Alyssa: Good friendships are very important. Have a talk with your friend to find out why you both rarely do things together. If after the talk you still don’t do much with her, make new friends but continue to include this girl in your social plans — if she wants to do things with you and you are not occupied with your other friends. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

you haven’t already done so, tell your brother how hurt you feel to have not been invited to his wedding, then listen to what he has to say. Give him a chance to mend fences. If that doesn’t happen, then skip the celebration. But remember that if you don’t attend, the rift that has been created may never be healed. Dear Abby: I am a high school senior who is worried about leaving my older sister. “Jamie” is 10 years older and moved back home with my parents and me after she finished college. She takes medication because of her anxiety and stays in her room most of the time.

In the six years that Jamie has lived here she has made no friends or acquaintances. I believe I’m the only person she has a relationship with other than her therapist. As I spend more time on schoolwork and projects and less time with her, she feels ignored and becomes desperate to spend time with me. I feel I’m her only link to the outside world. I’m worried that when I move away she’ll lose that connection and not make any attempts to find a relationship or a job. I care deeply about Jamie, but I want to go to college. How can I help her to get moving? — My Sister’s Keeper in Illinois

Meds might be to blame for woman’s insomnia Dear Dr. Gott: For more than a year now, I have had insomnia nightly for two or more hours; dry mouth (for which I use Biotene, which helps a little); night sweats that cause me to change my bedclothes every night and sometimes twice; muscle discomfort from my elbow to my shoulder when my arms are out or above my head; gas (for which I use Beano, which only prevents gas when taken just before eating); and constipation, missing a day or two of evacuation on occasion. For my dry mouth, my doctor thought Allegra could be the cause. I stopped taking the Allegra, but it didn’t help. I have osteoarthritis, RA, diverticulitis, a hiatal hernia, GERD, gastritis and microvascular ischemic disease. My medications include prednisone, methotrexate, Synthroid, Prilosec, Lipitor, folic acid, senna S, Viactin and calcium with vitamins D and K2. I have a morphine pain pump and still have 10 Ambien left from a 2009 prescription. I’m allergic to niacin and cortisone and cannot take aspirin or aspirin products because of the methotrexate. All medications except the morphine have been taken for years, and during periods of insomnia, I have something to eat. Dear Reader: Let’s start at the beginning. Insomnia can be the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain such as depression, stress and/or anxiety; medical conditions such as pain, arthritis, GERD, an overactive thyroid; nicotine and eating too much too late in the evening; medications to include antidepressants, allergy medications, antihistamines, decongestants; and, finally, simply bad sleeping habits. You already qualify for a number of the causes. Beyond that, you might be unaware that you have sleep apnea or restless-legs syndrome, which can interfere with sleep patterns. Dry mouth is often a side effect of medication, specifically blood-pressure reducers, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, antihistamines and anti-anxiety drugs. The use of tobacco can also cause or contribute to the problem. Use a fluoride rinse or brush a fluoride gel onto your teeth before bedtime. Don’t use alcohol-containing mouthwashes. Avoid foods that are high in acid or sugar. Limit your intake of caffeine, and try an over-the-counter saliva substitute. You say you are using Biotene but don’t mention which type (mouthwash, toothpaste, gum, balancing gel, etc.). This product can cause excess gas. Night sweats can be caused by hormone therapy, antidepressants, leukemia, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, damage to the autonomic nerves and a number of other conditions. Muscle discomfort of the upper extremities might result from nerve impingement, a correctable problem. Constipation might be due to an excess of calcium and vitamin D. I question your morphine pain pump because it is usually for temporary use; therefore, it could be the cause of a great deal of your problems. Gas can be caused by foods high in fiber. Try drinking peppermint tea, eating slowly and



chewing your food thoroughly. Discontinue eating when you awaken in the middle of the night. Eliminate fried foods, reduce dairy products and keep meticulous records of what triggers attacks. Stop napping during the day if you currently do so. Make your sleeping area conducive to sleep by being quiet and dark. Then seek the assistance of your prescribing physician(s) to determine whether you can successfully discontinue or reduce the dosage of any drugs. This can be accomplished with only one or two medications at a time. To hit the entire regimen at once will not provide the information you are seeking.

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

Dear Sister’s Keeper: I can think of two ways. The first is to not allow your sister’s mental disorder — because that is what you are describing — to keep you from going to college and having a life. Your sister has your parents, so she won’t be all alone. The second is to write a letter to her therapist explaining your

concerns. If anyone can help your sister, it is her therapist.

• 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.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

01. Legals SEALED BIDS for furnishing Concrete will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 2/5, 2/9(2t)

04. Electronics DUAL TUNER TIVO. 80 hours of recording, $65. 601-636-4520.

05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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

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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.)

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND!! SMALL DOG with Beagle colors and Corgi face. 601-832-0072. LOST !! CAT, MISSING SINCE th January 17 from Columbus Road, Hwy. 80. 10 month old female orange Tabby recently spayed. Reward offered. 601-415-3656.

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EXPERIENCED BODY REPAIRMAN needed. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderton at 601-638-1252. EXPERIENCED DIRECTOR with 1 year plus experience. Certified for tier 1. 601-497-3685. KIDS COTTAGE DAYCARE. Openings available ages 1-4. ABEKA program. Experienced, qualified staff. No February registration fee. For more information, call 601-638-0519. OUTGOING, AMBITIOUS, AND READY FOR AN EXCITING CAREER? We are seeking driven, motivated and successful independent insurance sales agents with great potential. Security National Life Insurance Company, an insurance company who serves funeral homes, is offering an exciting and rewarding career in your area with openings at several of our funeral homes with an existing base of customers to service immediately. Insurance license and experience a plus but will train the right person. Interested agents should call Kristin at (800)826-6803 ext.1032 to set up an interview.

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FINDER'S KEEPER'S at 815 Veto Street (across from Police Department) open 10- 5 Friday and 10- 4 Saturday clothes, shoes, books, miscellaneous.

GARAGE SALE AT Toots' Grocery, 2500 Confederate Avenue, benefits Paws Rescue, Monday- Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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07. Help Wanted

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

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USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC

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Must be computer literate Medicaid/Medicare billing experience required. Must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills

QUEEN SIZE PILLOW top mattress $100, ab lounger $25, Cash register with key and paper $100. 601-994-3672.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS 780 Hwy 61 North ONE MONTH FREE RENT! Call for Details 601-638-0102

30. Houses For Rent 207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $500 monthly, deposit/ references required, 662-719-8901. 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, recently painted, hardwood floors refinished. $900 monthly. 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath excellent location $950 monthly. 601-400-0845, 601-415-0067. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 14X70, 2 BEDROOMS, on private lot in county location, garden space. Call for details. 601-636-2489.

24. Business Services

27. Rooms For Rent

81st VICKSBURG COIN show sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Show. February 5 and 6, 2011. Battlefield Inn. Information 601-638-1195. 36 Tables – SOLD OUT!

ROOM FOR RENT. Special rate for out of towners. Cable TV, washer/ dryer community kitchen. 601429-5031.

AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Interior or exterior. Quality work, references. 601-2180263. CINDERELLA HOUSE CLEANING Service. 601642-7303.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. Framing, additions, decks, plumbing, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. No job too small. Dewayne Kennedy 601-529-7565

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

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28. Furnished Apartments $700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747. COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call for specials! 601874-1116.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM, 1 bath. $525 monthly. Great location. 601-400-0845, 601-415-0067. 1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290. 2 BEDROOM, CENTRAL air and heat. 1,100 square feet. 9118 National Street. Duplex. 601-636-2010.

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


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

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601-638-2231 LARGE 1 BEDROOM, newly remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. Deposit required. 601-883-1924, 601-642-0117.

MARSHALL APARTMENTS 821 Speed Street Newly remodeled apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar $425 monthly (water included) 601-619-6800 VAN GUARD APARTMENTS 1 Two bedroom town house, 1 two bedroom flat with washer/ dryer hook ups. $500 monthly, $99 deposit. Management 601-631-0805.

30. Houses For Rent 2/ 3 BEDROOMS, $725 monthly 2606 Oak, 4 Bedrooms $1350 monthly 1455 Parkside. 732-7685743, 209-628-8756.

1984 14X80 MAGNOLIA. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, good condition. Must be moved. $5500 601-618-7319. GREAT HOME FOR a family of 4-5! I'll take cash or tax return for down payment and $500 a month. 2007 Clayton, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet, freshly painted. $27,900. Call Joe at 601-573-5029. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

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We have a package price this year for businesses to be sponsors in both: Mardi Gras and Easter Coloring Contests! Package Price: $100 for 4 Runs

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

REVISED PRICE: For Sale By Owner, Westwood Drive Lakeland Village, 3 bed/ 2 baths, 1,780 square feet, 1.5 Acres lake lot, Den with gas log fireplace, spacious laundry room, Mudroom with pantry, Custom storage cabinets throughout, large kitchen and Dining room, covered patio, fenced back yard, great family neighborhood, WCHS/ Redwood schools. $179,000. For details 601-638-6104.

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-de-sac. $205,000 Reduced! Call Caroline 601-415-7408. Not available for rent!

• Mission Park Dr., Mission 66 commercial lot. $54,900. • Pear Orchard offices. 1000 sq. ft. $89,900. • Redwood Road, 1 acre lots. $13,000. • Newit Vick, 6 acres. $60,000. • 898 National St. duplex. $34,500. • Openwood 1112 Choctaw Tr. 2600 sq. ft. swimming pool, deck, fenced in yard. $238,900. • 100 Wigwam. 4 BR, 2 BA 1534 sq. ft. $100,900. • Savannah Hills lot. $39,900. • 503 Newitt Vick 4 bed 2 bath 2324 sq. ft. $184,900. • 5.3 Acres Georgann Dr. $55,000. • LittleWood Sub. 4 BR 3 BA 2700 sq. ft. $329,000. • 4215 Lee Road 3 BR 2 BA 2245 sq. ft. $238,900. Call Jennifer Gilliland McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538

35. Lots For Sale

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

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




40. Cars & Trucks


40. Cars & Trucks 1978 FORD F150 2 wheel drive, single cab, long bed, re built 460 Ci, C6, new paint. Over $25,000 invested. Must see. $8,000. 318-372-1829 1994 CHEVROLET CAPRIS. Old school, extra clean, great condition. $4,995 cash, Firm. 601218-1941. 1997 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN. Loaded, leather, clean, runs great. $2,500 cash. 601-218-1941. 2008 CHEVROLET HHR. High miles, but great condition. $6,500. 601-218-1941. 2008 Express Van, 1995 Chevrolet van 601-636-8863 601-619-4559. 2008 TOYOTA YARIS, 2 door hatchback. Over 40 miles per gallon, one owner, like new. 49,000 miles, new tires. Pay off $11,881 loan. 601-831-0874. BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. MUST SEE! 1998 Suburban, 4 wheel drive, leather, fully loaded. $7,000; 2002 Suburban, fully loaded with leather and DVD. $9,500. 601-619-4486. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

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prep basketball

PCA beats Newton, advances to District 5-A title game By Ernest Bowker

On D3 Injury replacements fill big shoes for Super Bowl teams.


St. Al hosts Bogue Chitto Today, 2 p.m. Porters Chapel at University Christian Today, 5:45 p.m.

On TV 3 p.m. WJTV - Thanks to some tweets critical of coaches and fans, Mississippi State guard Ravern Johnson will have to sit out a crucial SEC West Division clash at LSU.

FLOWOOD — Newton Academy had the ball in its best shooter’s hands, momentum and time on its side — everything it needed to finish off an improbable comeback. Porters Chapel, though, had a little luck and the lead, and that trumped everything else. Newton’s Dillon Williams missed a 25-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer, allowing PCA to escape with a 45-43 victory in the semifinals of the District 5-A tournament Friday night. With the win, PCA (13-6) advanced to its first district

tournament final since 2006. It will face host University Christian tonight at 5:45. PCA also clinched no worse than a No. 2 seed in next week’s MAIS Class A South Central state tournament, which will also be played at University Christian. “It feels great. It’s the first time in a long time we’ve made it to the championship game,” said PCA center Talbot Buys, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds. “We wanted to beat Newton because they beat us in the (football) playoffs and twice this year. It’s time to beat University Christian now.”

Neither Newton (17-6) nor PCA led by more than three points until the final minutes Friday night. PCA, battling foul trouble, went to a stall after Matthew Warren’s 3-pointer gave it a 38-36 lead in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. The tactic led to a basket by Talbot Buys and a free throw each from Kawayne Gaston and Ted Brisco. That, along with a few defensive stops, allowed the Eagles to creep out to the biggest lead of the night for either team, 45-38, with a minute left. Just when it looked like PCA could put it on cruise

control, however, it went into meltdown mode. Williams hit a 3-pointer, two straight PCA possessions ended in turnovers, and Andrew Hanna converted a steal into a transition layup to cut it to 45-43 with 36 seconds left. Another PCA turnover gave Newton the ball 11 seconds later. “It looked like we were fixing to run off with it for a minute,” PCA coach E.J. Creel said. “Then, because of the foul trouble, we had some different personnel running something we hadn’t done before.” Newton had hit eight 3-pointers in the game —

Williams, who finished with 17 points, made four — and there was never a doubt the Generals were going for the win on their final possession. They spent most of the final 25 seconds trying to get Williams in position for the go-ahead 3-pointer. He finally got to a spot a few steps from the top of the key, the same area he had hit a game-tying 3-pointer from at the end of the first half. This one, though, skidded off the left side of the rim. Warren grabbed the uncontested rebound as time expired and See PCA, Page D3.


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5 p.m. ESPN - Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss squad faces a crucial road test at always loud, always soldout Bud Walton Arena against Arkansas.

Who’s hot KAWAYNE GASTON PCA forward scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 45-43 win over Newton on Friday.

Sidelines Bulldogs suspend Johnson one game

STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State’s Ravern Johnson has been suspended for today’s game against LSU because of “inappropriate tweets” sent following the team’s 75-61 loss to Alabama on Wednesday. The suspension was announced Friday in a statement released by the university. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior, is averaging 17.7 points per game. Johnson was critical of his role in the offense and of fans in Twitter messages after scoring just 10 points in the loss to the Crimson Tide. Johnson’s Twitter account was deleted soon after posting the comments on the social networking website. MSU coach Rick Stansbury banned the team from using Twitter on Thursday. In a written statement, Stansbury explained 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.” Mississippi State (11-10, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) has lost four out of its past seven games.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-8-5 La. Pick 4: 7-8-5-6 Weekly results: D2

The associated press

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, right, sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb on Oct. 31. Suh won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award Friday.

Suh wins AP Defensive Rookie of the year By The Associated Press DALLAS — When Ndamukong Suh heard people call him the best player available in the draft, he didn’t gloat. He took it as a challenge. “It was something to live up to,” Suh said. Did he ever. The Detroit Lions tackle won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award on Friday. The only rookie on the All-Pro team, Suh validated Detroit selecting him second overall in last April’s draft. He earned 48 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. New England cornerback Devin McCourty drew the other two votes. Detroit won its final four games to finish 6-10, triple the number of victories the Lions managed in the previ-

On TV 5:30 p.m. Fox Super Bowl XLV Pittsburgh vs. Green Bay Super Bowl lineups/D2 ous two seasons combined. Suh was a major reason with 10 sacks, the most at the position, veteran or rookie, and 66 tackles. “We didn’t learn how to finish games and overcome mistakes until the end of the year,” Suh said. “But we figured it out and I think our four-game winning streak is definitely something for us to build on going into next season.” Suh is the first Lion to grab the honor since Al Baker in 1978. He’s also the first non-linebacker to win since Julius Peppers in 2002. Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunning-

ham has been coaching for four decades, nearly three of them in the NFL. When he’s impressed by a player, it carries some impact — sort of like when Suh bullrushes offensive linemen and knocks them clear to the ground. “There are so many plays that he’s made that I just marvel at,” Cunningham said. “We were talking about somebody else in the league as a defensive tackle and as we’re watching tape ... I stopped the tape. I said, ‘Now, how many guys could do this?’ “He cleaned the right guard’s clock on a pass rush.” Suh cleaned so many clocks that he earned a starting berth in the Pro Bowl, which he skipped after undergoing shoulder surgery. See Defensive , Page D3.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford looks for an open receiver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 24. Bradford won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award Friday.

Rams’ quarterback Bradford takes offensive rookie award By The Associated Press

DALLAS — Top draft choice, top rookie. St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award on Friday. The first overall selection in last year’s draft, Bradford guided the Rams from the embarrassment of a 1-15 record to a 7-9 mark. In the weak NFC West, that was good enough to contend for the division title; St. Louis lost out on a tiebreaker to

Seattle. “I think the more I’m out there, the more comfortable I become,” Bradford said. “It’s been like that all year. There’s been some ups, there’s been some downs, but I feel like for the most part I’ve learned from my mistakes each week. I think the game’s stating to slow down a little bit, but I really still have a long way to go before I’m as comfortable as I want to be.” The voters certainly were comfortable with Bradford’s See Offensive, Page D3.

Driver will play for Packers, Pouncey out for Steelers From the Associated Press DALLAS — Donald Driver waited 12 seasons to play in a Super Bowl, so Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t see any way a quadriceps injury will keep the veteran wide receiver on the sideline. McCarthy said he will be “shocked” if the former Alcorn State wide receiver

isn’t on the field when the Packers face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. “He would practice today if I would let him,” McCarthy said Friday. “He tweaked it in Wednesday’s practice, and frankly I just do not want to take any chances at this point. So I will hold Donald from practice again today. Donald’s played a lot of foot-

ball, he knows the offense, he’s had a whole week of preparation with the plan last week, so this is clearly just being safe.” The Packers added Driver to their injury report Thursday, listing him as limited in practice. Driver missed a game earlier this season because of a quadriceps injury.

Steelers’ Pouncey out for Super Bowl Maurkice Pouncey is sidelined for the Super Bowl. The Pittsburgh Steelers center has a high left ankle sprain that has kept him out of practice since he was injured nearly two weeks ago in the AFC championship game. Now, the rookie Pro Bowl selection will miss the

big game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. “He’s out,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told a pool reporter Friday after the team completed its final full practice indoors at TCU. Backup Doug Legursky will play in his place in what will be his first NFL start as a center. Signed as an See Notebook, Page D3.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters (tape) Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Phoenix Open 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Phoenix Open COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon ESPN - West Virginia at Villanova Noon ESPN2 - Butler at Cleveland St. Noon CBS - Illinois at Northwestern 1 p.m. ESPN - Baylor at Texas A&M 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Rhode Island at Temple 3 p.m. WJTV - Miss. State at LSU 3 p.m. ESPN - Memphis at Gonzaga 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Iowa at Indiana 3 p.m. FSN - Washington at Oregon 3 p.m. Versus - UNLV at BYU 5 p.m. ESPN - N.C. State at Duke 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Ole Miss at Arkansas 5 p.m. FSN - Arizona St. at Stanford 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary’s, Calif. 8 p.m. ESPN - Kentucky at Florida NBA 9:30 p.m. WGN - Chicago at Golden State PREP BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 - Bishop Gorman (Nev.) vs. Long Beach Poly (Calif.) SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Sunderland at Stoke City WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 12:30 p.m. FSN - Iowa St. at Oklahoma


from staff & AP reports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Spears hires two new coaches at Alcorn On Thursday and Friday, new Alcorn State football coach Melvin Spears announced the first coaches he’s hired for his coaching staff at Lorman. On Thursday, Spears hired Michael Roach of Baton Rouge as defensive coordinator. On Friday, former Grambling State assistant Darius Matthews joined the Braves and he will coach wide receivers and tight ends. Spears still has at least five more vacancies to fill.

Grambling State names Robinson interim coach GRAMBLING, La. — Grambling State linebackers coach Andre Robinson has been named interim head football coach. Robinson, who’s been linebackers coach since 2004, helped lead the Tigers to three straight Southwestern Athletic Conference titles during his collegiate career from 1977 to 1981. He replaces Rod Broadway, who resigned Thursday to take the head coaching job at North Carolina A&T. Robinson, in a statement from the university, called it “an honor and privilege” to be asked to step into the role of interim coach and looks forward to having another winning season. Last year, the Tigers went 9-2.

University of Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA dies ATHENS, Ga. — UGA VIII, Georgia’s white English bulldog mascot, died Friday from lymphoma, ending his reign as mascot after only half of a season. Georgia senior associate athletic director Claude Felton said no formal funeral service had been scheduled. Uga VIII died before serving a full season on the Sanford Stadium sideline. He took over as the team’s mascot for Georgia’s Oct. 16 game against Vanderbilt and was mascot for the final six games of the regular season.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 5 1913 — The New York State Athletic Commission bans boxing matches between fighters of different races. 1990 — Notre Dame bucks the College Football Association and becomes the first college to sell its home games to a major network, agreeing to a five-year contract with NBC beginning in 1991. 1994 — Peter Bondra becomes the 10th player in NHL history to score four goals in one period, then adds another in the second period as the Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay 6-3. 2009 — Tennessee’s Pat Summitt becomes the first Division I basketball coach — man or woman — to win 1,000 career games after her Lady Vols beat Georgia 73-43.

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scoreboard NFL

Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida Chris Scott, OT, Tennessee DeShea Townsend, CB, Alabama Justin Vincent, RB, LSU Mike Wallace, WR, Ole Miss Hines Ward, WR, Georgia John Mitchell, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator, Alabama Amos Johnes, assistant special teams coach, Alabama ———

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

Conference Championships

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

Pro Bowl

Jan. 30 At Honolulu NFC 55, AFC 41

Super Bowl XLV

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

Super Bowl Rosters

AFC Champion Pittsburgh Steelers

Wt 250 197 241 230 216 199 190 209 190 208 195 205 200 229 191 209 230 225 180 207 239 243 304 231 265 235 252 319 315 304 344 280 338 318 325 305 324 208 185 256 186 260 205 180 270 298 242 305 234 300 262 325 285

NFC Champion

Green Bay Packers Head Coach: Mike McCarthy No. Player Pos Ht 2 Mason Crosby K 6-1 6 Graham Harrell QB 6-2 8 Tim Masthay P 6-1 10 Matt Flynn QB 6-2 12 Aaron Rodgers QB 6-2 16 Brett Swain WR 6-0 20 Atari Bigby S 5-11 21 Charles Woodson CB 6-1 22 Pat Lee CB 6-0 3 Dimitri Nance RB 5-10 24 Jarrett Bush CB 6-0 26 Charlie Peprah S 5-11 28 Brandon Underwood CB 6-1 30 John Kuhn RB 6-0 32 Brandon Jackson RB 5-10 35 Korey Hall RB 6-0 36 Nick Collins S 5-11 37 Sam Shields CB 5-11 38 Tramon Williams CB 5-11 40 Josh Gordy CB 5-11 44 James Starks RB 6-2 45 Quinn Johnson RB 6-1 49 Rob Francois LB 6-2 50 A.J. Hawk LB 6-1 52 Clay Matthews LB 6-3 53 Diyral Briggs LB 6-4 55 Desmond Bishop LB 6-2 57 Matt Wilhelm LB 6-4 58 Frank Zombo LB 6-3 61 Brett Goode C 6-1 62 Evan Dietrich-Smith G 6-2 63 Scott Wells C 6-2 67 Nick McDonald G 6-4 70 T.J. Lang T 6-4 71 Josh Sitton G 6-3 72 Jason Spitz G 6-3 73 Daryn Colledge G 6-4 75 Bryan Bulaga T 6-5 76 Chad Clifton T 6-5 77 Cullen Jenkins DE 6-2 79 Ryan Pickett DE 6-2 80 Donald Driver WR 6-0 81 Andrew Quarless TE 6-4 83 Tom Crabtree TE 6-4 85 Greg Jennings WR 5-11 86 Donald Lee TE 6-4 87 Jordy Nelson WR 6-3 89 James Jones WR 6-1 90 B.J. Raji NT 6-2 93 Erik Walden LB 6-2 94 Jarius Wynn DE 6-3 95 Howard Green DT 6-2 98 C.J. Wilson DE 6-3

Wt 207 215 200 225 225 200 213 202 196 218 200 203 191 250 216 236 207 184 191 190 218 263 255 247 255 230 238 245 254 255 308 300 316 318 318 305 308 314 320 305 340 194 252 245 198 248 217 208 337 250 285 340 290

NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year



Chad Clifton, OT, Tennessee Matt Flynn, QB, LSU Brett Goode, LS, Arkansas Howard Green, DE, LSU Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee Quinn Johnson, FB, LSU Donald Lee, TE, Miss. State Pat Lee, CB, Auburn Tim Masthay, P, Kentucky Charlie Peprah, SS, Alabama Scott Wells, C, Tennessee Jarius Wynn, DE, Georgia Joe Whitt, Jr., secondary/cornerbacks coach, Auburn Kevin Greene, outside linebackers coach, Auburn


L 12 24 26 36 37

Pct .755 .510 .469 .294 .275

GB — 12 14 23 24

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................36 Atlanta...........................32 Orlando..........................32 Charlotte........................21 Washington....................13

L 14 18 19 28 36

Central Division

W Chicago.........................34 Indiana...........................20 Milwaukee......................19 Detroit............................18 Cleveland.......................8

L 14 27 29 32 42

Pct GB .720 — .640 4 .627 4 1/2 .429 14 1/2 .265 22 1/2 Pct GB .708 — .426 13 1/2 .396 15 .360 17 .160 27


W San Antonio...................41 Dallas.............................34 New Orleans.................32 Memphis........................27

Tank McNamara

L 8 15 19 24

Pct .837 .694 .627 .529


L 17 20 21 24 38


Pct GB .646 — .592 2 1/2 .580 3 .520 6 .224 20 1/2

Pacific Division

The National Football League’s Defensive Rookie of the Year named by the Associated Press and selected each year by a nationwide panel of sportwriters and broadcasters: 2010 — Ndamukong Suh, Detroit, DT 2009 — Brian Cushing, Houston, LB 2008 — Jerod Mayo, New England, LB 2007 — Patrick Willis, San Francisco, LB 2006 — DeMeco Ryans, Houston, LB 2005 — Shawne Merriman, San Diego, LB 2004 — Jonathan Vilma, New York Jets, LB 2003 — Terrell Suggs, Baltimore, LB 2002 — Julius Peppers, Carolina, DE 2001 — Kendrell Bell, Pittsburgh, LB 2000 — Brian Urlacher, Chicago, LB 1999 — Jevon Kearse, Tennessee, DE 1998 — Charles Woodson, Oakland, CB 1997 — Peter Boulware, Baltimore, LB 1996 — Simeon Rice, Arizona, DE 1995 — Hugh Douglas, New York Jets, DE 1994 — Tim Bowens, Miami, T 1993 — Dana Stubblefield, San Francisco, T 1992 — Dale Carter, Kansas City, CB 1991 — Mike Croel, Denver, LB 1990 — Mark Carrier, Chicago, S 1989 — Derrick Thomas, Kansas City, LB 1988 — Erik McMillan, N.Y. Jets, S 1987 — Shane Conlan, Buffalo, LB 1986 — John Offerdahl, Miami, LB 1985 — Duane Bickett, Indianapolis, LB 1984 — Bill Maas, Kansas City, NT 1983 — Vernon Maxwell, Baltimore, LB 1982 — Chip Banks, Cleveland, LB 1981 — Lawrence Taylor, N.Y. Giants, LB 1980 — Buddy Curry, Atlanta, LB, and Al Richardson, Atlanta, LB 1979 — Jim Haslett, Buffalo, LB 1978 — Al Baker, Detroit, E 1977 — A.J. Duhe, Miami, T 1976 — Mike Haynes, New England, S 1975 — Robert Brazile, Houston, LB 1974 — Jack Lambert, Pittsburgh, LB 1973 — Wally Chambers, Chicago, T 1972 — Willie Buchanon, Green Bay, CB 1971 — Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles, LB 1970 — Bruce Taylor, San Francisco, CB 1969 — Joe Greene, Pittsburgh, T 1968 — Claude Humphrey, Atlanta, E 1967 — Lem Barney, Detroit, CB

Super Bowl XLV SEC alumni

Ryan Clark, FS, LSU Ramon Foster, OG, Tennessee Anthony Madison, CB, Alabama

W Oklahoma City...............31 Denver...........................29 Utah...............................29 Portland.........................26 Minnesota......................11

The National Football League’s Offensive Rookie of the Year named by The Associated Press and selected each year by a nationwide panel of sportwriters and broadcasters: 2010 — Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis 2009 — Percy Harvin, Minnesota, WR-KR 2008 — Matt Ryan, Atlanta, QB 2007 — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota, RB 2006 — Vince Young, Tennessee, QB 2005 — Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay, RB 2004 — Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh, QB 2003 — Anquan Boldin, Arizona, WR 2002 — Clinton Portis, Denver, RB 2001 — Anthony Thomas, Chicago, RB 2000 — Mike Anderson, Denver, RB 1999 — Edgerrin James, Indianapolis, RB 1998 — Randy Moss, Minnesota, WR 1997 — Warrick Dunn, Tampa Bay, RB 1996 — Eddie George, Houston, RB 1995 — Curtis Martin, New England, RB 1994 — Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis, RB 1993 — Jerome Bettis, L.A. Rams, RB 1992 — Carl Pickens, Cincinnati, WR 1991 — Leonard Russell,ew England, RB 1990 — Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB 1989 — Barry Sanders, Detroit, RB 1988 — John Stephens, New England, RB 1987 — Troy Stradford 1986 — Rueben Mayes, New Orleans, RB 1985 — Eddie Brown, Cincinnati, WR 1984 — Louis Lipps, Pittsburgh, WR 1983 — Eric Dickerson, L.A. Rams, RB 1982 — Marcus Allen, L.A. Raiders, RB 1981 — George Rogers, New Orleans, RB 1980 — Billy Sims, Detroit, RB 1979 — Ottis Anderson, St. Louis, RB 1978 — Earl Campbell, Houston, RB 1977 — Tony Dorsett, Dallas, RB 1976 — Sammy White, Minnesota, WR 1975 — Mike Thomas, Washington, RB 1974 — Don Woods, San Diego, RB 1973 — Chuck Foreman, Minnesota, RB 1972 — Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB 1971 — John Brockington, Green Bay, RB 1970 — Duane Thomas, Dallas, RB 1969 — Calvin Hill, Dallas, RB 1968 — Earl McCullouch, Detroit, WR 1967 — Mel Farr, Detroit, RB 1966 — Johnny Roland, St. Louis, RB 1965 — Gale Sayers, Chicago, RB 1964 — Charley Taylor, Washington, WR 1963 — Paul Flatley, Minnesota, WR 1962 — Ron Bull, Chicago, RB 1961 — Mike Ditka, Chicago, TE 1960 — Gail Cogdill, Detroit, WR 1959 — Nick Pietrosante, Detroit, RB 1958 — Jimmy Orr, Pittsburgh, WR 1957 — Jim Brown, Cleveland, RB ———

W Boston...........................37 New York.......................25 Philadelphia...................23 New Jersey...................15 Toronto..........................14


Northwest Division

NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year

Divisional Playoffs

Head Coach: Mike Tomlin No. Player Pos Ht 4 Byron Leftwich QB 6-5 6 Shaun Suisham K 6-0 7 Ben Roethlisberger QB 6-5 13 Jeremy Kapinos P 6-1 16 Charlie Batch QB 6-2 17 Mike Wallace WR 6-0 20 Bryant McFadden CB 6-0 21 Mewelde Moore RB 5-11 22 William Gay CB 5-10 23 Keenan Lewis CB 6-0 24 Ike Taylor CB 6-2 25 Ryan Clark S 5-11 26 Will Allen S 6-1 27 Jonathan Dwyer RB 5-11 28 Crezdon Butler CB 6-0 29 Ryan Mundy S 6-1 33 Isaac Redman RB 6-0 34 Rashard Mendenhall RB 5-10 37 Anthony Madison CB 5-9 43 Troy Polamalu S 5-10 50 Larry Foote LB 6-1 51 James Farrior LB 6-2 53 Maurkice Pouncey C 6-4 55 Stevenson Sylvester LB 6-2 56 LaMarr Woodley LB 6-2 57 Keyaron Fox LB 6-3 60 Greg Warren C 6-3 61 Chris Scott T 6-4 64 Doug Legursky C 6-1 66 Tony Hills T 6-5 68 Chris Kemoeatu G 6-3 69 Steve McLendon DT 6-4 T 6-7 71 Flozell Adams 72 Jonathan Scott T 6-6 73 Ramon Foster G 6-6 76 Chris Hoke NT 6-2 79 Trai Essex G 6-5 81 Arnaz Battle WR 6-1 82 Antwaan Randle El WR 5-10 83 Heath Miller TE 6-5 84 Antonio Brown WR 5-10 85 David Johnson TE 6-2 86 Hines Ward WR 6-0 88 Emmanuel Sanders WR 5-11 89 Matt Spaeth TE 6-7 91 Aaron Smith DE 6-5 92 James Harrison LB 6-0 93 Nick Eason DE 6-3 94 Lawrence Timmons LB 6-1 96 Ziggy Hood DE 6-3 97 Jason Worilds LB 6-2 98 Casey Hampton NT 6-1 99 Brett Keisel DE 6-5 ———


GB — 7 10 15

W L.A. Lakers....................34 Phoenix..........................23 Golden State.................21 L.A. Clippers..................19 Sacramento...................12

L 16 24 27 30 34

Pct GB .680 — .489 9 1/2 .438 12 .388 14 1/2 .261 20

Friday’s Games Miami 109, Charlotte 97 Indiana 100, Portland 87 Philadelphia 100, New York 98 Toronto 111, Minnesota 100 Orlando 110, Washington 92 Atlanta 101, L.A. Clippers 100 Detroit 92, New Jersey 82 Memphis 112, Cleveland 105 Dallas 101, Boston 97 Oklahoma City at Phoenix, (n) San Antonio at Sacramento, (n) Utah at Denver, (n) Today’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.

Porters Chapel 14 13 8 10 — 45 Newton Academy 12 15 9 7 — 43 Porters Chapel (45) Kawayne Gaston 12, Talbot Buys 12, Brisco 8, Warren 8, Boyd 5. Newton Academy (43) Dillon Williams 17, Andrew Hanna 11, Brown 7, Jones 6, Collins 2.


Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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. ———

Mississippi Schedule

Friday’s Game Trinity at Millsaps, 8 p.m. Today’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. ———



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

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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 W L PCT UTEP.................. 5 2 .714 Southern Miss.. 6 3 .667 Memphis............. 5 3 .625 UAB.................... 5 3 .625 SMU.................... 5 3 .625 Tulsa................... 5 3 .625 East Carolina...... 4 4 .500 Marshall.............. 3 4 .429 Houston.............. 3 5 .375 Rice.................... 3 5 .375 Tulane................. 2 6 .250 UCF.................... 1 6 .143

All Games W L 17 5 17 5 16 6 15 6 14 8 12 10 12 10 15 7 11 10 11 11 12 9 14 6

PCT .773 .773 .727 .714 .636 .545 .545 .682 .524 .500 .571 .700

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference W L PCT Jackson St........ 8 1 .889 Texas Southern.. 8 1 .889 MVSU................. 7 2 .778 Alabama A&M.... 6 3 .667 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 5 .444 Alabama St......... 3 6 .333 Prairie View........ 3 6 .333 Southern U......... 3 6 .333 Alcorn St........... 2 7 .222 Grambling St...... 1 8 .111

All Games W L 12 9 10 10 8 14 9 9 4 17 6 16 6 16 4 17 2 17 3 18

Today’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.

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 Today’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.


Top 25 Schedule


Women’s Top 25 Schedule



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


PCT .571 .500 .364 .500 .190 .273 .273 .190 .105 .143

Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....52 Pittsburgh........53 N.Y. Rangers...54 New Jersey.....52 N.Y. Islanders..51

W 34 34 29 18 16

L 13 15 21 30 28

OT 5 4 4 4 7

Pts 73 72 62 40 39

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............52 Montreal...........52 Buffalo.............50 Toronto............51 Ottawa.............52

W 30 29 23 21 17

L 15 18 22 25 27

OT 7 5 5 5 8

Pts 67 63 51 47 42

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......53 Washington......53 Atlanta.............54 Carolina...........52 Florida..............52

W 32 28 24 25 23

L 16 15 21 21 23

OT 5 10 9 6 6

Pts 69 66 57 56 52

GF 177 164 153 109 123

GA 136 119 133 153 166

GF 161 136 139 131 114

GA 117 127 147 156 169

GF 160 147 155 155 140

GA 159 134 174 161 141

GF 173 138 164 135 137

GA 151 125 143 149 159

GF 175 135 151 164 126

GA 122 137 156 169 176


GP Detroit..............51 Nashville..........52 Chicago...........51 St. Louis..........50 Columbus........51

W 31 27 27 23 24

L 14 18 20 20 22

OT 6 7 4 7 5

Pts 68 61 58 53 53

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......52 Minnesota........51 Calgary............53 Colorado..........51 Edmonton........51

W 33 27 26 25 15

L 10 19 21 20 28

OT 9 5 6 6 8

Pts 75 59 58 56 38

Pacific Division

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. Friday’s Games Florida 4, New Jersey 3, OT Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 2 Columbus 3, Detroit 0 Washington 5, Tampa Bay 2 St. Louis 5, Edmonton 3 Chicago at Vancouver, (n) Today’s Games San Jose at Boston, noon N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 1 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 2 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Columbus, 6 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 9 p.m.

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: 6-8-5 La. Pick 4: 7-8-5-6 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

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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Wade, Heat sizzle in win over Bobcats By The Associated Press

Dwyane Wade had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, showing no ill effects from a sore back, to lead the Miami Heat past the Charlotte Bobcats 109-97 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Wade wasn’t sure he’d play up until about an hour before tipoff after getting hurt a night earlier, but he logged 40 minutes and led an efficient offense that shot 55 percent from the field. LeBron James added 19 points, while former Bobcats guard Eddie House scored 16 and hit three consecutive 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter when the Heat took control. Gerald Wallace broke out of his scoring slump with 25 points and Stephen Jackson also scored 25 for the Bobcats, who ran out of steam late as they returned from a 4-2 road trip. A night after scoring 51 points in an emotional win over Orlando, James got into early foul trouble and watched as Wade took control of Miami’s offense with a versatile per-

formance. He hit 8-of-20 shots and the Heat used their depth to continue their impressive streak of play. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who played just 4 minutes against the Magic, scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting in 18 minutes. Mike Miller added 13 points off the bench and Miami overwhelmed Charlotte with a variety of offensive options. House, who spent time on the Bobcats’ first team in 2004-05, hit three consecutive 3s in Miami’s 9-3 run to start the fourth quarter to go ahead 92-80. The Bobcats got within six points, but never any closer as they fell to 0-3 against Miami. The Bobcats shot 47 percent, but made just seven of 20 field goals in the fourth quarter after their impressive road trip left them in the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. But as they begin a difficult stretch — the Bobcats host Dallas Saturday and Boston Monday — they couldn’t keep up with the Heat after a strong start. James, who had a rare game in which he fouled out in Charlotte three years ago, sat out the final 6 minutes of the first

half with three fouls — the last two coming in a 12-second span.

Magic 110, Wizards 92 Dwight Howard scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a win over the Washington Wizards in Gilbert Arenas’ return to the Verizon Center. While the pregame attention was on Arenas, Howard was the star of the game. A night after playing all 48 minutes in a 104-100 loss to Miami, Howard made his first 10 field goals and didn’t miss a shot until 2:20 remained in the third quarter. Howard’s two dunks and a long jumper, helped the Magic go on a 9-0 run that gave Orlando a 70-62 lead with 3:01 left in the third. Howard had help from Ryan Anderson, who had 10 of his 19 points in the first quarter, Jason Richardson with 18 points and J.J. Redick, who had 15 points — 12 in the fourth quarter as the Magic won going away.

76ers 100, Knicks 98

high 33 points and the Philadelphia 76ers used a 15-0 run late in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks. Andre Iguodala had 18 points and a career-high 16 assists, and Jodie Meeks scored 14 for the Sixers, who are trying to catch the Knicks for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks seemingly had the game under control in the fourth until they self-destructed during a scoreless stretch that lasted more than 6 minutes and let the Sixers race into the lead.

Raptors 111, T-wolves 100 Andrea Bargnani scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 20 and the Toronto Raptors snapped a 13-game losing streak Friday, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves. Amir Johnson had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Sonny Weems scored 16 and Jose Calderon tied his career-high with 19 assists as the Raptors won for the first time since a home victory over Sacramento on Jan. 2.

Elton Brand scored a season-

The associated press

Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, tries to block the shot of Orlando Magic guard Jason Richardson, left, during the third quarter Friday. The Magic beat the Wizards, 110-92.


Goodell believes new labor deal is just a few weeks away

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Green Bay Packers linebacker Erik Walden rushes the passer as New York Jets tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson (60) works against him on Oct. 31.

Opportunity knocks for replacements

DALLAS (AP) — Chad Ochocinco asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell the question all his fellow players want answered: How far away are we from realistically getting a labor deal done? Goodell hopes it can be done “in the next few weeks,” meaning before the collective bargaining agreement expires March 3. “I can tell you the commitment on behalf of the ownership is on getting an agreement,” Goodell said. “I think that’s only going to happen when there’s intense negotiations from your union and the owners. This is the window of opportunity to get this done right. Otherwise, uncertainty is going to seep into all of our operations. ... I say, let’s get to work, let’s get an agreement that works for everybody.” Goodell and union officials are scheduled to meet Saturday in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the first formal bargaining session since November. Two more sessions have been scheduled for next week, at an undisclosed location. NFLPA spokesman George Atallah described the meeting as “a window of opportunity” and added: “We intend to go in there with open minds and open ears.” “I don’t think it’s a good idea to set any expectation, other than the fact that we intend to sit down and continue to have a discussion that should guarantee football for our fans, football for our players,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Thursday. Goodell repeatedly mentioned needing “intensive, around-the-clock negotiations

to address the issues and find solutions.” “I can assure you that I have t h at s e n s e of urgency,” Goodell said. “There are Roger enough incenGoodell tives for all of us to get to the table and get a deal done.” Extending the regular season by two games to 18 is among the major issues. However, Goodell said “there are no deal-breakers.” The main issues between the owners and players union include how to divide about $9 billion in annual revenues; the owners’ push to expand the regular season to 18 games; a rookie wage scale; and benefits for retired players. A lockout is widely expected, although Goodell said owners are only “committed to a deal that works and is fair to the clubs.” “Status quo is not acceptable,” he said. “We have to address these issues going forward. ... The pendulum has shifted too far in one direction.” He called the union’s request for teams to open up their financial records a negotiating ploy, and said a brewing dustup over whether teams can name franchise players could be headed to court. Goodell said a work stoppage of any length would draw backlash from fans and sponsors. He noted that would hurt everyone because “when that revenue decreases, there is less for us to share.” He knows his reputation would take a hit — as would

DALLAS (AP) — Coming out of college two years ago, Ramon Foster wasn’t good enough to be drafted by an NFL team. Around the middle of this season, Erik Walden wasn’t good enough to be on the roster of an NFL team. On Sunday, both will be starters in the Super Bowl. Injuries gave each a chance to show what they could do, and both have helped keep their teams humming along. They’re hardly alone. Walden is among six starters on the Green Bay Packers who got their job as in-season injury replacements. Foster is among four such guys on the Pittsburgh Steelers. All told, nearly one-fourth of all Super Bowl starters will be fill-ins, which proves some-

thing else about these teams. They weren’t just the best in their conferences, they also were the best at the game within the game of pro football — weathering the injuries that are inevitable in such a violent sport. “The NFL is the NFL. It’s not supposed to be easy, and it hasn’t been easy,” Packers general manager Ted Thompson said. Here’s how difficult it was: Placed on injured reserve were starters at running back, tight end, right tackle, a safety and a pair of linebackers. A total of 16 players were on injured reserve. What had been a promising season turned shaky. Green Bay made the playoffs as a sixth seed, but now they are the oddsmakers’ pick to win





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the Eagles were able to celebrate their narrow escape. “I don’t think I breathed the whole game,” Creel said with a laugh. “I’m proud that we made stupid mistakes at the end and still didn’t get down.” Although Williams had a good open look, Newton coach Bobby Richardson said the final shot wasn’t the one he wanted him to take. The plan was to get him to a spot closer to the right wing, but it never materialized. “We were going to try and win it at the end. They just panicked,” Richardson said. “He (Williams) was going to shoot the shot, but that wasn’t the one we were looking for.”

undrafted free agent out of Marshall in 2008, Legursky started four games at guard earlier this season. “The NFL is made up of lots of players like him: guys who somehow got an opportunity and seized it,” Tomlin said. “We’re completely confident that he will seize this opportunity and play well. That’s why we’re not changing what we do.” Pouncey needed crutches and wore a walking boot on his left foot as he got off the team plane in Dallas on Monday, but didn’t need either during the players’ final media session Thursday. Tomlin said earlier Friday that the rookie Pro Bowl selection would not play if he could not participate in the team’s last practice. Defensive end Aaron Smith also is out. He’s been sidelined since Oct. 24 with a torn triceps muscle and has been limited in practice.

Considering what he achieved despite the injury, imagine what might be ahead for the only defensive player to win the AP’s College Player of the Year award. “I was fortunate to be able to grasp my role in our scheme and to flourish in it,” Suh said. “I’m just going to keep working hard to improve because I’ll never be satisfied.” McCourty, selected 27th overall in April, started from the beginning of the season and was a playmaker all year for the Patriots, who went 14-2 with a rebuilt defense. McCourty had seven interceptions while often handling the opposition’s top receiver. Sam Bradford, taken first overall last spring, won the top offensive rookie honor Friday. It’s the first time since 1981 that the top two picks won the rookie awards. New Orleans running back George Rogers and New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor did it back then.

passing and leadership. He earned 44 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Only two other rookies received votes: Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Williams earned four, and Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey had two. Bradford is the fourth quarterback since 2004 to win the award. Before that, no quarterbacks had won it. “If you asked me before the season, I probably wouldn’t have said that we would have thrown the ball as much,” Bradford said. “As a quarterback, you love to throw the football. So the fact that

the Super Bowl. “I think a lot of credit goes to guys like Ted Thompson for picking the right dudes,” right guard Daryn Colledge said. “When teams get in an injury situation, a lot of them go hunting, they try to find guys on the market who are available. Our team doesn’t have to do that much. We have a lot of guys in-house who can get it done.” Thompson deflected any credit. “It says something of the character of the leaders on our team,” Thompson said. “They took these guys in. They knew they needed help. They put their arms around them and said, ‘OK, let’s go. Help us out.’ The resolve of this team has been very special.”

his paycheck. He’s vowed to let his salary plummet from nearly $10 million, including bonuses, to $1. “I don’t want my salary to go to a dollar,” he said. Then he smiled and added, “My wife doesn’t want my salary to go to a dollar. But it’s a collective sacrifice if we’re not able to get an agreement. It should affect everyone in the league. ... We should avoid it to get something done as soon as possible.” Goodell also said he has spoken to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick three times in the last two weeks. Vick was reinstated during the 2009 season after spending 18 months in prison on federal charges of running a dogfighting ring. “We’re looking for success stories; we’re not looking for players to fail,” Goodell said. “He’s paid a very significant price and he’s doing the right thing.” Vick’s name has been attached to several events that don’t fit the rehabilitated image he’s trying to cultivate. Goodell said Vick told him others were using his name without permission. “I don’t want him to put himself in a position where bad things can happen around him,” Goodell said. With several inches of snow outside, on top of ice that’s been there for days, the DallasFort Worth area has crawled with activity. Many Super Bowl-related events have been postponed or canceled; attendance at others was drastically reduced. Goodell noted that much of the country is enduring similar conditions.

our coaching staff feels comfortable with the ball in my hands just gives me confidence.” Health was one of the major questions about Bradford when he came out of college. He won the 2008 Heisman Trophy as a redshirt sophomore, when the Sooners lost to Florida for the national championship, then decided to stay at Oklahoma another season. It was cut short by an early shoulder injury and he barely played in 2009. Still, Bradford so impressed pro scouts in postseason workouts that he was a consensus No. 1 pick.


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