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WASHINGTON — Taxes too high? Actually, as a share of the nation’s economy, Uncle Sam’s take this year will be the lowest since 1950, when

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the Korean War was just getting under way. And for the third straight year, American families and businesses will pay less in federal taxes than they did under former President George W. Bush, thanks to a

weak economy and a growing number of tax breaks for the wealthy and poor alike. Income tax payments this year will be nearly 13 percent lower than they were in 2008, the last full year of the Bush presidency. Corporate

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A car leaves the Vicksburg National Cemetery Monday after gates were reopened to vehicles after being closed since mid-fall for a construction project to restabilize the banks of Mint Springs Bayou where erosion was threatening

the southern portion of the cemetery. The 116-acre cemetery, the largest in the United States, was established by Congress in 1866 and contains 17,000 Union Civil War dead, including 13,000 unknown.

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code that grows each year with new deductions, credits and exemptions. The result is that families making as much as $50,000 can avoid paying federal income taxes,

land to jump-start jail construction should clarify what’s out there for the Changes to the way school county to purchase and satisfy some board elecA public notice parameters tions are held in Warren County seeking proposals mentioned in consultants’ and a public and prices on land 2010 study — 20 notice to find land for a jail to jump-start jail to 50 acres for a facility capawere approved construction should ble of housby supervisors Monday. clarify what’s out ing at least 350 inmates the Board Presithere for the county first year. dent Richard “We’ll make George was to purchase... it as specific as authorized to we can make sign documents for each, both of which need it,” George said following Monday’s 4-0 vote, taken approval from the Missiswithout District 1 Supervisippi Legislature. sor David McDonald, who A public notice seeking proposals and prices on See County, Page A7.

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1910: The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated. 1924: The first execution by gas in the United States takes place at the Nevada State Prison as Gee Jon, a Chinese immigrant convicted of murder, is put to death. 1960: Work begins on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles. 2007: Model, actress and tabloid sensation Anna Nicole Smith dies in Florida at age 39 of an accidental drug overdose. Anna Nicole 2010: Smith Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit, hauling a new room and observation deck for the International Space Station.

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Family seeks to save former grocery Store burned in 2010 arson

A stretch of Bovina Cutoff Road near Warriors Trail and bridge improvements await either final specifications or right of way acquisition. Two sets of bridges, one at Rawhide Road and relief bridges at Fisher See Roads, Page A7.

Legal assistant seeking chancery clerk position

By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com A small family-owned grocery store on Second North Street sitting empty and charred for more than a year was added to the city’s demolition list Monday. Property owner Robert Bass and other family members pleaded with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday to keep their 50-year-old property at 1001 Second North St. “We want to try to save the building,” Bass said, adding the family wants to rebuild a grocery store in the same

Road maintenance money from the state to resurface bad roads and repair small bridges in Warren County has increased for the new year, records show. Funds for Warren County from the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Office of State Aid Road Construction totaled $1,263,987.22 this fiscal year, up about 13.5 percent from last year. The 1.32 percent of available state funds allocated locally, based on county size and population, remains down about 19 percent from four years ago. Supervisors have approved this year’s update of a four-year plan for road and bridge construction projects. Seven road

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A former store at Second North and Jackson streets. location. The building, along with four other homes on Jackson and Second North streets, were burned Jan. 25, 2010. The other properties have been razed. A Vicksburg man, Leroy Evans, 33, 1762 Mississippi 27, was arrested and charged

with arson in all five fires. He remains free on a $2,500 bond awaiting trial in April, said Brenda Theriot at the Warren County District Attorney’s Office. The board, in the absence See City, Page A8.

This year’s field of candidates for chancery clerk grew by one Monday, as a local legal assistant filed to enter the race. Alecia Ashley, 35, filed qualifying papers as an independent for the office held for nearly three terms by Dot McGee, who is retiring at the end of the current term. Ashley, a Yazoo City native who received her General Educational Development certification, said

her five years as a legal assistant for Vicksburg attorney Travis T. Vance Jr. and, earlier, Alecia for attorney Ashley Mark Prewitt, plus familiarity with the clerk’s office, cinched the decision to run for the position. “I’ve worked in this field, and I’ve done a lot of work See Election, Page A7.


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GULFPORT, Miss. — A former U.S. Postal Service employee has pleaded guilty to taking Walmart gift cards from mail in Harrison County. Court records show William A. Wilson pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Sentencing is set for May 11 before U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III. Wilson is charged with one count of theft of mail by an officer or employee. The charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from union GULFPORT, Miss. — A former office manager pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $110,000 from a plumbers’ union in south Mississippi. Mechelle Busse, also known as Mechelle Singleton, was indicted in August on federal charges accusing her of taking the money between 2005 and 2007 from the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters AFL-CIO, Local 568. Court records show she was the office manager for the union. Sentencing is set for May 11 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

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Five residential burglaries were reported in the city Monday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. • At 8:15 a.m. a 42-inch Visio TV valued at $600 was reported missing from a home in the 1200 block of Prospect Street. • A Dell computer valued at $500 was reported stolen from a home in the 700 block of China Street around 8:30 a.m. • Just before 9 a.m., a Ruger 10/22 rifle valued at $300, a Benjamin .177 caliber pellet rifle valued at $200, a Sanyo 32-inch TV valued at $200 and three boxes of ammunition valued at $200 were reported missing from a home in the 100 block of Colleen Drive. • A PlayStation 3 and three games valued at $350 were reported stolen from a home in the 400 block of Lake Hill Drive just before 2 p.m. • A 32-inch Kyocera TV valued at $400 was reported missing from a home in the 1500 block of Marcus Street just after 8 p.m.

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from staff reports Warren County Jail this morning charged with possession of a controlled substance. Tyrone L. Ross, 38, 1701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was arrested just before 3 p.m. Monday and was being held without bond, according to jail documents that did not specify what the substance was.

DUI charges are upgraded A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with felony third DUI, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Jerry Stampley, 43, 3619 Security St., had been charged with a second DUI, which is not a felony, on Jan. 29 after being stopped on U.S. 61 South near Hullum Road, Stewart said. A records check found he had two previous charges. Stampley was charged with the felony after a court hearing Monday. Stampley was being held on a $5,000 bond this morning.

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Ex-Ole Miss worker cleared of molestation OXFORD, Miss. — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a former University of Mississippi employee accused of molesting a 2-year-old. Court records show Lee Eric Smith of Oxford was arrested in October 2008 on charges of sexual battery and touching a child for lustful purposes. After almost three years, prosecutors dismissed the charges. However, they filed a new charge for aggravated assault against a female victim to which Smith pleaded guilty to during the January court term. Court documents did not show how old the victim was. Smith was sentenced to two years of probation. Smith was employed as a communication specialist at Ole Miss at the time of his arrest, but he left the position about a year ago.

Coastal schools to get LNG tax revenue PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Four Jackson County schools will share $395,468 in tax revenue from Gulf LNG

Energy’s $1.1 billion liquefied natural gas terminal under construction in Bayou Casotte. County supervisors approved distribution of the funds Monday. A 2007 state law mandated that taxes generated by new expansions at LNG facilities and crude oil refineries be split among all four school districts in the county. This will be the first distribution under the arrangement. The largest portion is going to the Pascagoula schools, $255,652. The other shares: $72,861 to Jackson County schools, $43,323 to Ocean Springs schools and $23,630 to Moss Point schools.

Ouachita Parish to vote on tax to fund jail MONROE —Ouachita Parish voters will be asked on April 30 to approve a tax to help fund the Ouachita Correctional Center. The parish Police Jury approved a resolution Monday to place a five-year, 11.3-mill property tax proposition on the election ballot to fund OCC operations. If voters approve, the tax would generate $9.9 million a year to pay for operating the parish prison, which has operated with a deficit for the last three years.

NASA test fires engine for space station work BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — NASA has test fired an engine that will be used for low orbital commercial cargo deliveries. The test was performed Monday at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. NASA has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation for eight cargo missions to the International Space Station. The first planned launch is set for early 2012 from the Wallops Flight Facility launch site in Virginia. The AJ26 engine will power the first stage of Orbital’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was among the officials viewing the 52-second test firing.

Sierra Club seeks to join suit against BP NEW ORLEANS — The Sierra Club is seeking to join a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department against BP PLC. over the company’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. On Monday, the Sierra Club asked a federal judge to allow it to become involved in the suit against BP. The

environmental group says it hopes to get “a seat at the table” and make sure coastal communities are “fairly represented and compensated.” The Sierra Club also said it wants to make sure money from BP fines goes to restoring the Gulf Coast. The Obama administration sued BP in December in federal court in New Orleans for damages under the Oil Pollution Act and the Clean Water Act.

City of Senatobia to go smoke-free SENATOBIA, Miss. — The city of Senatobia will soon join more than 35 other Mississippi cities to go smokefree in public buildings. Mayor Alan Callicott said the ordinance will be drafted and adopted within the next 30 to 60 days. Aldermen Don Clanton, Lana Nail, Penny Hawks Frazier and Michael Cathey all voted last week to draft an ordinance to ban smoking in workplaces, restaurants and retail stores. Mike Putt cast the lone dissenting vote. Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition project director Linda Wallace has played a key role in promoting smoking bans in DeSoto and Tate counties.

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Spiritual Education of Children — Programs for ages 6-10 and 11-14, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday; co-sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building 2 doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; email: youth.educ@gmail.com. House of Peace — Four weeks of finance/budget training, 6 tonight; 601-6303362; 2372 Grove St. Zion Travelers M.B. — Black history program practice, 5 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 1701 Poplar St.

CLUBS TIES — 5-7 tonight; networking opportunities for young professionals, ages 21-40; Katie Ferrell, 601-636-1012; The Courtyard by Marriott, 1 Underwood Drive. Vicksburg-Warren Chapter JSU National Alumni Association — 6 tonight, regular meeting; Jackson Street Community Center. Vicksburg Cruisers — 6:30 tonight; 1514 Cherry St. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Harry Sharp, Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery plans; Jacques’. American Legion Post 213 — 8 p.m. Wednesday, refreshments will be served. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Reginald Flaggs, R&R Security Service; Shoney’s. Military Order, Purple Hearts — 9 a.m. Thursday, meeting; 10, First Responders program; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601-

529-2499. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Republican gubernatorial candidate James Broadwater, speaker; Carolyn Wallace, 601618-7470. American Legion Post 213 — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Valentine Dance; $5 admission; door prizes; DJ Dr. Rock; 1618 Main St. Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association — 10-30 a.m.-noon Feb. 19; league registration; 601-638-5607 or 601-8311522.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Meridale Girl Scout Camp — Seeking campers between 1940s and the 1990s; reunion May 14-15; deadline to register April 29; 601-693-2903. Divorce Care — 6 tonight;

video seminar/support group for those dealing with divorce or separation; Celebration Station for children; 1315 Adams St.; 601-636-2493. AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. 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. Public Library — 10:30 Wednesday; story time for preschool and toddlers; 10:30 Thursday; day care groups; 700 Veto St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502

Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Mixed Nuts! — 5-7 p.m. Thursday; Story Ebersole, owner of Storycook Favorites, presenter; Peterson’s Arts & Antiques, 1400 Washington St.; 601-636-7210. Communication Workshops — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Basic Media Relations; Feb. 19, Risk; Feb. 26, Media and Community Relations; Frank Worley, presenter; to register and prices, 601-631-2997; Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Beekeeping Workshops — April 7, May 13-14, June 3-4 and 16-17; Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce; Stacey Swain, 662-3253390 or Stacey@mdac.state. ms.us.

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Senate OKs freedom to fire for agencies JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate passed a bill Monday that would exempt state agencies from the oversight of the state Personnel Board, which sets job protection policies. The bill passed 24-23 after lengthy debate. The agencies need the flexibility to operate within current budget House constraints, OKs mulsaid Senate tistate inFees, Salaries surance and Adminisexchange tration Committee Chairman Terry Brown, a Republican from Columbus. Sen. David Baria, a Democrat from Bay St. Louis, was among the opposition. He said there’s not much evidence the proposal would save money. And, he said, similar measures have died in the House. The bill was held for more debate.

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House passes ban on fake bath salts The Mississippi House on Monday passed its own bill to ban fake bath salts that some people are using to get high. A similar bill passed the Senate last month. The two chambers will exchange proposals for more work. They must agree on a single bill before it can go to the governor. The bills would ban mephedrone and MDPV. The chemicals are sold in small packets at convenience stores under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie. The substances can cause hallucinations, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, officials have said.

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Reeves, inspired by Reagan, Barbour, steps into lieutenant governor’s race By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press FLORENCE — State Treasurer Tate Reeves invoked the names of Gov. Haley Barbour and former President Ronald Reagan on Monday as he launched his own campaign for Mississippi lieutenant governor. “I started first grade in that building next door about the same time Ronald Reagan became the 40th president of the United States,” Reeves, 36, told students in the gymnasium at Florence Middle School. “And since yesterday would’ve been Reagan’s 100th birthday, I think I should sum up my reasons for being here

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value. A value that grows stronger as we pass it on.

Billy Hewes of Gulfport in the It’s a tradition, pass it on stronger as we pass it on. Republican primary for the second-highest elected office It’s a tradition, pass it on in state government. No Democrats have filed to run yet. March 1 is candidates’ qual1604 Cherry 601-636-7523 | 2086 S Frontage 601-638-0140 | 4210 Clay 601-638-4521 | www.mutualcu.org ifying deadline for statewide offices. Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 2. Current lieutenant governor Phil Bryant is running for governor. The lieutenant governor presides over the 52-member state Senate, appoints committee chairmen and serves on the 14-member Joint Legislative Budget Committee. 1601-C North Frontage Road • Vicksburg Hewes, 49, has been in the Phone: (601) 638-2900 speediprint@cgdsl.net Senate since 1992. He’s in his fourth year as president pro tempore. He’s also on the Budget Committee. 1604 Cherry 601-636-7523 | 2086 S Frontage 601-638-0140 | 4210 Clay 601-638-4521 | www.mutualcu.org

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today by using his words: ‘While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future,”’ Reeves said. “And those beliefs are why I have decided to seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of the great state of Mississippi.” Reeves, who now lives in Flowood, will face state Sen.

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Delta housing director faces charges JACKSON (AP) — The director of an organization that claims to promote affordable housing in the Mississippi Delta has been charged with intimidating witnesses in a federal investigation. South Delta Regional Housing Authority Director Ann Jefferson, 56, was arrested Monday on charges she retaliated against two employees and a woman who bought a house from the organization, Daniel McMullen, special agent in charge of the FBI in Mississippi, announced in a news release. The three-count indictment said Jefferson began to retaliate against the witnesses when she found out they had been cooperating with investigators who were looking into alleged crimes committed by Jefferson and others. The court records did not give details. Jefferson did not immediately respond to a message left Monday at South Delta

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Regional Housing Authority, which operates in Bolivar, Humphreys, Sunflower, Issaquena, Sharkey and Washington counties. A woman who answered the phone said Jefferson was in a meeting. Court records said Jefferson made work unbearable for one of the witnesses, a broker and accounts payable analyst for her organization, then had her fired. Jefferson later denied the woman’s unemployment application and refused to acknowledge her request for

annual leave reimbursement or to purchase an extension of health care benefits, court records said. Jefferson verbally abused another employee and withheld her pay, the indictment said. The indictment also accuses Jefferson of refusing to accept proof of insurance and a money order for the first month’s mortgage payment from a woman who bought a home from the organization. The tenant allegedly had been threatened with foreclosure.

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

What causes earaches?

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Answer: The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months or sooner if the bristles become worn or frayed. This is under normal conditions. There are reasons why you might consider changing more often. If you have recently had a cold or flu, your brush is contaminated with the virus. Change your brush once you are over the illness. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, you should change your brush every 4-6 weeks because the brush will harbor the bacteria and continue to reinfect the oral tissues.

Michael Jones, R.Ph. Helping Hands Pharmacy What exactly are probiotics? I see a lot of products that have probiotics, but am not sure why I’d need them.

Answer: Probiotics are considered to be “friendly” bacteria that have been shown to help with a variety of health concerns. Probiotics may help the bacteria already present in the body to help defend against harmful bacteria and aid in digestion. There is growing interest in the use of probiotics in patients who take an antibiotic. While antibiotics are effective in killing diseasecausing (“bad”) bacteria, they will also kill “good” bacteria. As a result, this allows the bad bacteria to increase—possibly resulting in side effects such as bloating and diarrhea. Probiotics, therefore, are used to help replace the good bacteria and thereby reduce/eliminate the incidence and severity of those side effects.

Answer: Even though both can hurt a lot, strains are not as serious as sprains. Because a strain is pain in the muscle, it may start to hurt immediately or several hours later. The area will be tender and swollen and may also appear bruised. A sprain will probably start to hurt right away. Usually the injury will swell and look bruised, it may be hard to walk or move the injured part, and you may even think you have broken a bone. It can be hard to tell the difference between a sprain and a broken bone, so it’s often a good idea to see a doctor. When you get home, remember RICE. It stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. After 24 hours, it’s OK to use warm compresses or a heating pad to soothe aching muscles. Take any pain medications that have been ordered by your doctor.

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Answer: The popping sound heard during a chiropractic manipulation is caused by cavitation that releases gases from the joint capsule to fill the vacuum that occurs when a joint is separated by manipulation, like popping a cork from a champagne bottle. Once a joint “pops,” it will not pop again until the gases are absorbed and the joint settles back together, usually in about 20 minutes. Many patients believe that the popping sound is caused by misaligned vertebrae going back into place, but popping is usually meaningless because a normal joint will pop during manipulation.

Kay K. Mcdaniel, n.P.-c. Mission Primary care clinic When should I start toilet training my child?

Why should a person with hearing loss get help?

Answer: If you think you have hearing loss or have been told by those around you, an evaluation is the best thing you can do for yourself. Chances are you will feel easier about knowing about your hearing health. If hearing aids are recommended, you will discover what you've been missing and have less trouble communicating with the people around you. This will improve relationships and give back your confidence. You can reach us at 601-636-2269 to schedule your complimentary appointment. We also check and clean all makes of hearing aids.

Answer: Do not start toilet training until both you and your child are ready. You are ready when you are able to devote the time and energy necessary to encourage your child on a daily basis for at least 3 months. Your child is ready when he or she can signal that the diaper is wet or soiled, or when your child is able to say that he or she would like to go to the potty. This usually occurs when a child is 18 to 24 months of age. However, it is not uncommon for a child to still be in diapers at 2 1/2 to 3 years of age.


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

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bellan are married. • The injunction case restraining the A&V Railroad from building its new depot at other than the old site, comes up before Chancellor Pintard next week. • The body of Robert Dorsey is found.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 A meeting of the Vicksburg bar endorses R.C. McCabe for the judgeship. • J.H. Milan takes charge of the American Express office here. • E.N. Scudder will be a candidate for office of justice of the peace. • E.C. Martin and Dr. J.W. Martin of Missouri are here as guests of Capt. J.J. Powers.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 The Warren Light Artillery is offered new equipment. • Mrs. Harry Sears entertains at a violet luncheon.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 E.R. Smith, member of the local police force, once knew Grocer Bergdoli, the notorious draft dodger. • A Valentine party is given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Bonelli Sr.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 One thousand people attend the Boy Scouts Court of Honor. • Services are held for Mrs. Mary Adams.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 John D. Evans Jr. returns to his home following surgery at the Sanitarium. • The formal opening of the new Sears Roebuck and Co. is scheduled here. • Over 40 Scouts and adults attend a Boy Scout Court of Honor at Carr Central High School.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Dr. Anne Tupper Jones dies. • Jesse Owens, general manager of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce, says the annual membership meeting will be held following a two-week postponement due to inclement weather. • Michael Scott, 3, is killed in an auto accident on U.S. 80.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 E.C. Brooks dies. • George A. Shuff, veteran Vicksburg newspaperman, dies. • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars in “Fever in the Blood” at the Strand Theatre. • Dr. and Mrs. A. Glen Anderson Jr. announce the birth a daughter on Feb. 9.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

OUR OPINION

Sean Connery stars in “You Only Live Twice” at the Joy Theatre. • Mr. and Mrs. Roger Stanford announce the birth of a daughter, Melissa, on Feb. 8. • L.L. Wells dies. • Services are held for Willie Baines.

Transition

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mrs. Maggie McGuffee Ervin of Vicksburg celebrates her 82nd birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Hastings announce the birth of a daughter, Brittany Nicholle, on Feb. 9.

Mubarak’s exit key first step in Egypt The United States funneled about $14.4 billion to Egypt between 2001 and 2008, with no indication in the past two years that Egypt’s ranking as the second-largest recipient of U.S. economic and military aid — behind only Israel — is in any jeopardy. This is how much America has wanted a stable Egypt, which has been thought to be key to having a viable Arab partner in the Mideast peace process. But much of what the United States bought in Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was repression masked as stability — a lid on development of a democratic civil society. What we are witnessing today is the lid undone on the pressure cooker. The United States’ hopes and choices today must be aligned with Egyptians’ aspirations for

democracy. The U.S. should unequivocally urge Mubarak to step aside, leaving behind a framework to ensure a nonviolent transition to truly elected government. Mubarak, under global and U.S. pressure, had opened up slightly over the past few years. But the popular uprising now occurring in Egypt is simply an illustration that a people’s aspirations for freedom and economic security cannot be denied indefinitely. It is a lesson this country and the world has had to learn over and again. Aid can allow the giver some leverage. President George W. Bush, for instance, publicly called out Mubarak’s undemocratic ways, while the Obama administration has tried to be more diplomatic, though having the same goal of a more

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

democratic, less repressive Egypt. Ultimately, ill-governed people often find a way to call the shots. This needn’t have happened. If ever there was an Arab country that might have, with the correct governance, embraced the 21st century, it was Egypt. India was the right model. Instead, Mubarak’s policies were invested more in self-preservation, with liberalizations coming too late and amounting to too little for a country in too big a hole economically. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for an orderly transition to democracy. Yes, and openly and behind the scenes, the U.S. must be doing all it can to help make that happen. It starts with Mubarak stepping down.

Lee McMillin, 17, dies when his house on Dabney Street burns. • A store clerk at Texaco on Indiana Avenue is robbed and locked in a cooler. • Lawrence Minor is injured in a threevehicle accident on Halls Ferry Road.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 The city plans updates to four of its playgrounds. • Fatima Chase of Warren Central Intermediate spells “optician” to win the district Spelling Bee. • Howell N. Gage associates with RiverHills Bank.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Responsibility being lost in government nanny state I have seen several articles in The Vicksburg Post lately regarding detention facilities and youth crime and no one seems to have any solution for the problems. As I considered these problems the thought came to me that we might be looking in the wrong places for the solutions. I also have been hearing debate on big government programs and the unintended consequences thereof. I am old enough to remember when there were two parents in the home and the parents were responsible for the actions of the children. We seem to have become a nanny state where the government is taking from parents the responsibility of raising the family. When I was in school the principal was the enforcer of discipline in the school and he put the fear of God in us with his quick and appropriate disciplinary actions. He was paid to make decisions that affect the learning environment of the students in his charge. He never sent a child home before school was adjourned. He didn’t need to.

CHARLIE

I am old enough to remember when there were two parents in the home and the parents were responsible for the actions of the children.

CALDWELL

Is it possible that our lawmakers have tied the hands of parents and school personnel from doing their respective jobs to the detriment of our children? When I was a kid my parents made the decision on whether or not it was appropriate for me to work for someone. Child labor was not a bad word because it taught me to be responsible and gave me a chance, to not only earn some money, but it prepared me to get better jobs later on. I was not given an allowance; I had to earn what money I got. The massive health care bill

passed by the last Congress was recently found unconstitutional and declared null and void by a federal judge. Maybe we should elect some legislators who will examine previous legislation that seemed good at first but has been found to work against the fabric of our society and strike them from the books. While they are at it maybe they will overturn Supreme Court rulings that deny the founding fathers’ stand on the value of the Bible in maintaining national core values and God as our source of Divine protection. These core values seemed to serve our country well up until it was

ruled unconstitutional. Now look at our lack of national values. The child labor law and the minimum wage law both create a labor pool for the drug dealers of young kids who just want to work to have money of their own. At the same time it kills their opportunity to work for responsible business people. These kids are our future labor force and need experience in the workplace more than they need the minimum wage. We also have welfare laws intended to remove the strain of making ends meet and have instead made the husband unnecessary in the family. To see these realities played out spend some time talking to inmates in the juvenile detention or in the jail facilities in any community. We have basically taken, especially, our young men and made them irresponsible. They make children but have no obligation to provide for them. The government will do that for them. They then go back to the mother and get some of the government money from the welfare check. Consequently they don’t have to work at a

regular job. I know this is not true of many but it is true of enough to keep our jails full and our workplaces begging for a responsible work force. Why do we have such an influx of Mexican laborers? We have them because they have none of the government intervention we have and consequently have learned to work or starve. Do I need to go on? I think not except to say that the men I talk to in the jail each week are by in large good guys that our society has failed by taking from them the necessity of learning to be responsible and have driven their fathers out of the home. All I can say is shame on us. When will we realize that it is the struggles we go through that make us strong? Our military has it right. They make responsible men out of irresponsible kids spawned by our society. By the way, it seems to me that making these changes will go a long way toward getting our country out of the red.

• Charlie H. Caldwell lives in Vicksburg.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Mubarak sets up reforms committee CAIRO — President Hosni Mubarak set up a committee today to recommend constitutional amendments to relax presidential eligibility rules and impose term limits — seeking to meet longtime popular demands as a standoff with protesters seeking his ouster enters its third week. Mubarak’s decrees were announced on state television by Vice President Omar Suleiman, who also said that President Hosni Mubarak Mubarak will set up a separate committee to monitor the implementation of all proposed reforms. The two committees will start working immediately, he said. The government has promised several concessions since the uprising began on Jan. 25 but has refused the protesters’ main demand that Mubarak step down immediately instead of staying on through September elections. Today’s decision was the first concrete step taken by the longtime authoritarian ruler to implement promised reforms. Thousands of protesters, meanwhile, remained camped out in the central Tahrir Square.

Military bases must go, Afghan leader says KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president said today that international military bases that run provincial infrastructure and development programs will have to close as his government takes over responsibility for the country’s security by 2014. Hours later, a bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in downtown Kabul, but there were no reports of anyone killed. Separate blasts in the south killed two NATO service members. The announcement appears to be the latest attempt by President Hamid Karzai to assert his power in the face of his Western allies. He has repeatedly criticized provincial reconstruction teams for undermining the Afghan government

Barge collision dumps oil byproduct in river

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oil byproduct has been contained after it spilled into the Mississippi River in a weekend accident. The Sunday morning accident involved a tow boat and a barge. No injuries were reported. State Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Rodney Mallett said most of the “vacuum gas oil” remained on the barge. The oil is a thick, waxy liquid extracted during the refining process of crude oil.

Blago’s lawyers want phone records for trial CHICAGO — Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich filed a pretrial motion today seeking what they claimed was missing evidence in the impeached Illinois governor’s corruption trial, including records of a phone call between a Blagojevich Rod aide and then Blagojevich White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. The motion claims the telephone conversation took place just a day before Blagojevich’s December 2008 arrest on charges that include allegations he sought to sell or trade the appointment to President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for personal gain. The

motion says details of that conversation could bolster a defense contention that Emanuel, who has not been accused of any wrongdoing, was willing to help with a political deal in which Blagojevich would have named Illinois’ attorney general to the seat. But the call between Emanuel and then Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris is not among hundreds of transcripts of secret FBI wiretaps recorded before Blagojevich’s arrest. Blagojevich faces 23 charges at his April retrial, after jurors at his first trial last year agreed only on one of 24 counts and convicted him of lying to the FBI.

California man killed by fighting bird DELANO, Calif. — A Central California man who was at a cockfight died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb, officials confirmed Monday. Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he was injured in neighboring Tulare County on Jan. 30, the Kern County coroner said. An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental “sharp force injury” to his right calf. Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt said it was unclear if a delay in seeking medical attention contributed to Ochoa’s death. “I have never seen this

type of incident,” Sgt. Martin King, a 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s department, told the Bakersfield Californian. Cockfighting is a sport, illegal in the United States, in which specially bred roosters are put into a ring and encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.

Muslim TV executive convicted in beheading BUFFALO, N.Y. — The founder of a Muslim-oriented New York television station was convicted Monday of beheading his wife in 2009 in the studio the couple had opened to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan never denied that he killed Aasiya Hassan inside the suburban Buffalo station the couple established to promote cultural understanding. A jury deliberated for one hour before rejecting his claim that the killing was justified because he was abused by his wife. The Pakistan-born Hassan, 46, stocky and more than 6 feet tall, had been served with divorce papers a week before his wife’s body was found at the offices of Bridges TV in Orchard Park, where the couple also lived. Hassan was arrested after walking into the Orchard Park police station Feb. 12, 2009, and calmly telling officers his wife, who was slender and several inches shorter than he, was dead. Hassan could face up to 25 years to life in prison.

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Fastenal (FAST)........................61.98 Family Dollar (FDO)...............41.84 Fred’s (FRED).............................13.03 Int’l Paper (IP)..........................29.34 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......13.10 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................33.33 Kroger Stores (KR)..................22.33 Kan. City So. (KSU).................51.18 Legg Mason (LM)................. 35.20 Parkway Properties (PKY).........18.10 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)..................63.55 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.83 Rowan (RDC)............................ 37.67 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.45 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 82.55 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........28.84 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 42.08 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 24.50 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 46.42 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 17.99 Viacom (VIA)............................. 50.60 Walgreens (WAG)................... 42.31 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 56.07

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smart money Q: My sister, who is 80, would like to name her great-nieces as beneficiaries of some of her stock. They are still quite young, not even out of grade school, so it will be a few years before t h ey c a n claim the BRUCE money. Can she do this, or is this going to cause problems? — Richard in Georgia A: The technical answer is yes, but it is not wise. When leaving money to a young child, someone is going to have to be named custodian. Further, unless there is some strong reason why your sister doesn’t trust the children’s par-

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JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi House has approved a plan that would allow employers to buy group health insurance policies anywhere in the country, not just from Mississippi insurers. The House, by an 83-33 margin Monday, passed a bill to enact a health insurance exchange in Mississippi. Backers say the health insurance exchange is a critical part of the federal Patient Protec-

tion and Affordable Care Act. Aaron Sisk, senior staff attorney with the Mississippi Department of Insurance, says the exchanges are “a marketplace for health insurance ... a one-stop shop.” Presumably, people can get health insurance cheaper in the exchanges. A similar bill is pending in the Mississippi Senate. Under the federal law, states can either set up their own

ents, she would be far better advised to give the money to them in their names. This way they can buy and sell without having to account to the court. If she wants this money to be used for them for their college funds she could open up an educational account which is called a Coverdell Education Savings Account with a broker and put the securities in this name now in this educational account. There are a lot of options, and since your sister has apparently been investing, she should have a broker she can turn to for some help. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

exchanges or leave it to the federal government. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who has filed a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the federal health care law, supports the exchanges and is requesting $1.5 million for one in Mississippi. Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, said no state money would be needed for the exchange this year. He said that before 2016, the federal

government would pay at least 95 percent of the cost of the exchange and might pay it all. He said Insurance Commission Mike Chaney already has received a $1 million federal grant to begin work on enacting the exchange. After 2016, the exchanges are required to be self-supporting. The law calls for the exchanges to be running by January 2014. States are to have theirs in place by January 2013.

White House seeks aid for states strapped with debt WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing short-term relief to states saddled with unemployment insurance debt, coupled with a delayed increase in the income level used to tax employers for the aid to the jobless. The administration plans to include the proposal in its budget plan next week. The plan was described by a person familiar with the discussions on condition of anonymity because the budget plan is still being completed. Rising unemployment has placed such a burden on states that 30 of them owe the federal government $42 billion in money borrowed to meet their unemployment insurance obligations.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three states already have had to raise taxes to begin paying back the money they owe. More than 20 other states likely would have to raise taxes to cover their unemployment insurance debts. Under law, such tax increases are automatic once money owed reaches a certain level.

FDIC wants to delay bank execs’ bonuses WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have proposed making top executives at large financial firms wait at least three years to be paid half of their annual bonuses,

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a move designed to cut down on risky transactions. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted Monday to advance the rule, which builds on requirements in last year’s law to curtail risktaking.

Toyota probe results set to be revealed WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is

poised to announce the results of a 10-month investigation into whether faulty electronics played a role in Toyota vehicles’ sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. The Transportation Department said it would issue today the findings of its study, which has examined whether electronics or electromagnetic interference was a factor.

The Family of the late

Eddie “Leo” Sims

wishes to thank everyone for their acts of kindness during the convalescence and death of Leo. A special “atta-boy” to Larry Stewart (Delta Cleaners) and the entire Vicksburg Post Family. The Sims Family.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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Continued from Page A1. is among 16 public officials and private sector interests in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for federal dollars for local projects. McDonald represents the county board on a local justice system committee examining the jail and other legal system issues, and was supervisors’ liaison when a consulting firm was sought. State law indicates property that a county purchases for vital infrastructure such as jails be located within a county seat. The law has been backed up by an advisory opinion from the attorney general. However, bills have been signed into law the past two years allowing DeSoto, Yalobusha, Attala and Jefferson Davis counties to build jails regardless of municipal boundary lines.

Though no location has been specified, a public search for what’s available will determine whether supervisors need to ask local legislators to file a similar bill, George said. Senate Bill 2504, which would push the qualifying deadline for election to the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees back a month, is before the House following a nearly unanimous Senate vote last week. Voting has been forced onto paper ballots the past two election cycles because electronic ballot cards arrived before the current filing deadline, usually in the first week in October for the biennial elections. Support for the change from the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the school board are expected.

On the agenda Meeting Monday, members of the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Approved $27,688.22 in invoices submitted by County Engineer John McKee for various engineering services. • Let die for lack of a second invoices totaling $6,896.50 submitted by board attorney Randy Sherard. District 2 Supervisor William Banks and District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon sat silent on District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale’s motion. Selmon and Banks voted against reappointing Sherard as board counsel in 2009, with the latter voting no on each work bill Sherard has since submitted. Sherard said later the vote mattered little, because his bills were on the primary and supplemental claims docket, on which all four supervisors present voted in the affirmative. • Approved various invoices for the E.W. Haining Road bridge replacement, pend-

ing receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. They were a $12,671.04 invoice by ABMB Engineers and a $139,155.50 pay estimate for builder Key LLC. • Approved various invoices for the bayouclearing project, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. They were $11,356.51 for ABMB Engineers, $3,381.25 for Jimmy G. Gouras Urban Planning Consultants. • Accepted for information an order from Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to raise the pay of Drug Court field officers Daniel Harris and Trina Taylor. District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale voted no. • Appointed County Administrator John Smith as grant administrator to oversee all grants written by departments funded by the county board. Policies and procedures were also adopted to conform to the additional job title.

Election Continued from Page A1. with the chancery clerk’s office,” Ashley said. “I just feel I can do a good job.” Election commissioners must check all names for residency status on independent candidacies for various county posts. Minimum signatures vary from one office to another — for example, 15 names are needed to run independent for county supervisor, while nonpartisan runs for chancery and circuit

clerk posts and tax assessor require 50 to qualify. City Clerk Walter Osborne, a Democrat, and retired health care industry administrator Donna Farris Hardy, a Republican, have filed to run in party primaries for the chancery clerk post, which maintains all records for chancery courts and boards of supervisors in the state. Statutory duties include recording board minutes,

preparing the claims docket and county payroll, and recording and storing deeds, land records and documents received from the court. Qualifying ends March 1 for statewide and local races and June 1 for legislative posts. In Warren County, voters will decide races in eight statewide races and 24 district-level and countywide offices. Also, voters will decide the fate of three initia-

tives placed on the ballot by separate petitions — definition of a person, voter identification and eminent domain. 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 qualified and had drawn no challengers through Monday. Sheriff Martin Pace, an independent, faces opposition from former deputy Bubba Comans, who filed as a Democrat.

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Taxes

$431,900 after additional paving planned on the route was cut to fit the state aid budget. Next costly is a reconstruction of Henry Lake Road, at $602,300, followed by new bridges to replace older crossings on Bazinsky and Redbone roads.

Repairs to shorter bridges inside the city at Wood Street, Avenue D and the rail bridge at Baldwin Ferry Road follow on the list, the first two estimated at $129,276 and the third at $250,000. Routine road paving and lane striping ramped up

last fall after supervisors held back on paving in 2009, citing financial constraints. About 2.3 miles of seven segments of roadway outside Vicksburg were paved — Jackson Road, Newmans Road, Columbus Road, Blossom Lane, Redbud Circle, Cottonwood Place

and Kirkland Road. Roads with newly striped lanes are Jeff Davis, Redbone, Nailor, Goodrum and Culkin, joined by nonmunicipal sections of Indiana Avenue and Old Highway 27.

receipts dropped sharply in 2009 as the economy sank into recession. They have since stabilized and are expected to grow by 3 percent this year. But federal tax revenues won’t rebound to pre-recession levels until next year, according to CBO projections. In the current budget year, federal tax receipts will be equal to 14.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, the lowest level since Harry Truman was president. In Bush’s last year in office, tax receipts were 17.5 percent of GDP, just below their 40-year average. The lack of revenue, combined with big increases in spending, means the federal government will have to borrow 40 cents for every dollar it spends this year. The annual federal budget deficit is projected to reach a record $1.5 trillion. Income tax rates remain unchanged. But many taxpayers are

seeing their bills drop under Obama because of more generous tax credits for college students, working families, homebuyers and the working poor. Many of the changes were enacted as part of the big economic stimulus package passed in 2009. Congress also extended Bush-era tax cuts through 2012. Lawmakers let Obama’s Making Work Pay tax credit expire at the end of 2010, but they replaced it with a oneyear cut in Social Security payroll taxes that is already showing up in workers’ paychecks. Some scenarios: • A married couple with two young children and a combined income of $25,000 will pay no federal income taxes for 2010. Instead, they’ll get a payment of $7,085 — up from $6,700 in 2008. The larger payment comes mainly from a more generous Earned Income Tax Credit, which provides sub-

sidies to the working poor. They will also get a $1,000per-child tax credit. The example illustrates how complicated tax returns can be, even for low-income families, said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. • A married couple with two children, including one in college, and a combined income of $50,000 would pay no federal income taxes, instead getting a payment of $734 from the government this year. However, they did better in 2008 when they netted a $1,234 payment from the government. That’s because Obama’s Making Work Pay credit was worth less to them than the Bush-era economic stimulus payment they received in 2008. • A single person making $50,000 while paying interest on a student loan would have a 2010 tax bill of $5,325 — a $63 decrease from 2008.

The difference is due to an inflation-based increase in the standard deduction and personal exemption. • A married couple with two children, including one in college, with some modest investments and a combined income of $200,000 will see their federal income tax bill drop by $780, to $28,496. Their tax bill is lower than in 2008 largely because itemized deductions are no longer limited for high-income families. • A rich couple with two kids in college, larger investments and a combined income of $1 million will see their taxes drop by $6,740, to $277,699 in 2010. Their tax bill is lower than in 2008 because they were able to defer a larger portion of their income to retirement accounts, and because itemized deductions are no longer limited for high-income families.

Continued from Page A1. if they have at least two dependent children. Lowincome families can actually make a profit from the income tax, and the wealthy can significantly cut their payments. “The current state of the tax code is simply indefensible,” says Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. “It is hemorrhaging revenue.” In the next few years, many can expect to pay more in taxes. Some increases were enacted as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. And many states have raised taxes because — unlike the federal government — they have to balance their budgets each year. State tax receipts are projected to increase in all but seven states this year, according to the National Council of State Legislatures. But in the third year, taxes are at historic lows. Tax

death John H. McBride RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — John H. McBride died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He was 72. A Vicksburg native, Mr. McBride was a 1958 graduate of Bowman High School and served in the Army. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Jackson State University. He was a bank inspector for the Federal Home Loan Bank until 1988 before becoming a home loan officer at Heritage Mortgage Company in Cerritos, Calif. He was a member of Abundant Living Family Church of Rancho Cucamonga, serving with the Sunday school and the Abundant Business Development Ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny McBride and Emma Lee

McBride Hunter of Vicksburg; two sons, Antonio “Aldo” McBride and Troy McBride; four sisters, Johnnie Lee McBride Miles, Pearl McBride Love, Mary McBride and Aron Lee McBride Lucas; and two brothers, Howard McBride and James Oliver McBride. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” McBride and her four daughters; three brothers, Richard McBride of Chicago, Earnest McBride of Jackson and Vicksburg and the Rev. Eddie L. McBride of Jackson; two sisters, Jerry Dean Evans of Jackson and Willie Jean Hunter of Atlanta; and six grandchildren. Services were Jan. 29 at Abundant Living Family Church with Pastor Fred Coffee officiating. Burial with military honors was Jan. 31 at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

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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 wednesday-thursday Rain and snow mix Wednesday, lows in the 20s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear, lows in the 30s wednesday-thursday Rain and snow mix Wednesday, lows in the 20s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the 40s, lows in the 20s

Almanac

Roads Ferry Road and the Big Black River, are in construction phases. Topping this year’s list of “state aid” projects is work to resurface a half-mile of Bovina Cutoff Road from Warriors Trail to Silver Creek Drive. Estimates on the project are pegged at

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 49º Low/past 24 hours............... 28º Average temperature......... 39º Normal this date................... 49º Record low.................5º in 1895 Record high............82º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.82 inches Total/year.................9.03 inches Normal/month......1.36 inches Normal/year...........6.83 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 9:25 A.M. Most active................. 3:14 P.M. Active............................. 9:48 P.M. Most active.................. 3:37 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:42 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:43 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:51

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 11.3 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.1 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.7 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.7 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 8.0 | Change: +1.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.0 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.9 River....................................58.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 17.3 Thursday................................ 17.7 Friday....................................... 17.8 Memphis Wednesday..............................0.1 Thursday...................................0.2 Friday..........................................0.5 Greenville Wednesday........................... 15.8 Thursday................................ 15.5 Friday....................................... 15.4 Vicksburg Wednesday..............................9.9 Thursday...................................9.9 Friday..........................................9.6


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On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, in the absence of Mayor Paul Winfield: • OK’d meeting minutes from Dec. 10. • OK’d the following budget amendments: supplies account in street department decreased by $7,650 and an increase in capital by $7,650 because of a newly installed generator; water department’s charge for service account increases by $36,646 and waste water treatment capital increases by $36,646; parks and recreation account increases by $366.72 because of a carryover from last year’s unspent donation to the Mayor’s Youth Council; the general fund from parks and recreation increases by $750 from donations; and the water fund revenue account increases by $22,700 and the water mains capital account increases by $22,700 for acquisition of a new vehicle paid for by insurance on the vehicle that wrecked last year. • Awarded sealed bids to APAC Mississippi of Vicksburg for asphalt; to Concrete Flooring Solutions of Alabaster, Ala., for concrete floor polishing with twocolor process at Vicksburg Convention Center; and to Ferguson Waterworks of Jackson for sewer pipe and casting and storm sewer pipe. • OK’d the issuance of purchase requisition for $33,418.43 to Clarke Power Services in Jackson to replace a motor in a fire truck. • Accepted a letter establishing special assessment and adopted a resolution for cutting and cleaning/order for demolition and site clearing of the following properties: 2014 Ford St., 808 Bowman St., 1402 Main

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 St., 1612 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 1337 Wood St., 1222 Harrison St., 911 Meadow St., 900 Buck St., Hutson Street PPIN 14238 and 1905 Clay St. • OK’d the following requests from the parks and recreation department for Tennis in the Park spring mini camp: a $580 advertisement in The Vicksburg Post and the purchase of T-shirts and plaques up to $1,000. • OK’d a contract for services for 2011 Tennis in the Park spring mini camp with: Anthony Dodgen, Arielle Buchman, Winfried Weinbeer, Pushpendra Rajpurohit and Daria Rud. • OK’d Vicksburg Main Street Program’s February advertising. • OK’d a request from Port Gibson Main Street to borrow 100 metal barricades for the 19th annual Port Gibson Heritage Festival on March 26. • OK’d the following allocation of funds: $15,000 to Haven House Family Shelter, $30,000 to VicksburgWarren County Chamber of Commerce, $5,000 to Vicksburg Warren Retirement Development Program and $15,000 to Southern Cultural Heritage Center. • OK’d a request for payment of $40,036.64 to VicksburgWarren 911 for city’s share of dispatchers’ salaries, matching benefits and insurance for January. In closed session, the board: • Discussed two new hires in the street department; eight pay adjustments in water and gas administration, sewer, gas, right of way and fire departments; and a resignation in the sewer department. • Discussed two personnel matters in the police and engineering department. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Thursday in City Hall Annex.

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City Continued from Page A1. of Mayor Paul Winfield who is in Washington, D.C., on an annual lobbying trip, voted to table the matter until Thursday’s meeting. Alderman Michael Mayfield, whose North Ward, includes the property, said the city will support reconstruction of the property. “We want to make sure of everything that needs to be done on the city’s end,� he said. Mississippi State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy Ricky Davis said the investigation of the burned proper-

ties wrapped up last year not long after the blazes were set. Bass’ aunt Bobby Bass said the family has cleaned the inside of the burned building since the blaze. She said the family has been in contact with the district attorney’s office but was surprised to learn that it had been added to the city’s demolition list. “The building was involved in an arson,� she told the board. “We were the victims.� Neither Robert Bass nor

Bobby Bass was unavailable after the meeting. The city’s Buildings and Inspections department

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

prep basketball

Record of woe The Cleveland Cavaliers drop their record 25th game in a row. Story/B3

Schedule

PREP BASKETBALL (B) WC at Vicksburg Today, 5:30 p.m.

(G) WC at Vicksburg Today, 7:30 p.m. (B) PCA vs. Sylva Bay at University Christian Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - The Big Ten and the SEC combine for a rivalry doubleheader, as Indiana takes on Purdue in the opener and Tennessee and Kentucky tangle in the nightcap.

Who’s hot ANN GARRISON THOMAS

St. Aloysius basketball player scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and tallied three steals a in a 47-38 loss to Cathedral on Monday.

Sidelines Titans hire Munchak as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A usually conservative Mike Munchak showed off much more of his personality Monday at his first news conference as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. He made jokes about how he expected a gold watch after 30 years with the franchise, how it will be easier for his mother to see him on the sideline now and even poked fun at his quiet manner. The new coach also made one thing very clear: Change is coming, even though he coached under Jeff Fisher the past 14 seasons. “I’m going to be my own man, and I’ll be judged by what I do and not what was done before me. I’m not looking here to blame anybody about what was left for me,” Munchak said. “I think it’s a great opportunity here with what we have, and I think I’m the guy to pick up the pieces and hopefully get us in the right direction.” Munchak is the franchise’s 16th head coach. Neither he nor the Titans would comment on his new contract. The Titans decided to promote from within to replace Fisher .

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

Cathedral ends St. Al’s seasons

VHS, WC tangle in division tourney

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

From staff reports All season long, the path to the Division 4-6A championship has led to Vicksburg. If things go right, the road to a state title will travel through it as well. The Vicksburg Gators open the division tournament on their home floor tonight when they host crosstown rival Warren Central. The winner advances to the North State satellite game next week and Vicksburg, which is second in line to Southaven to host the North State tournament, can begin a long and productive postseason stay in The Swamp. Vicksburg (21-3) went a perfect 6-0 in division play this season. It easily defeated Warren Central (9-15) twice, 76-55 and 63-47, and won its six division games by an average of 20 points.

file•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High’s Aleeshah Smith, left, attempts a layup while Warren Central’s Audrianna Ratliff defends earlier this season.

On B2 Complete division tournament schedule Only Greenville-Weston (13-8), which faces Clinton (16-10) in the other firstround game today, stayed within 10 points. The Hornets lost 57-53 to the Gators

on Jan. 11, but were blown out by 43 points in their first meeting in Vicksburg. That kind of dominance has made the Gators a favorite to win not just this week’s tournament, but the state tournament as well. “This team can get to the Coliseum because of the way See Tourney, Page B3.

JACKSON — Missed shots piled up like ghosts in the attic, each one vowing to return and exact a terrible curse. They came in all shapes and sizes — layups, free throws and 3-pointers; airballs, bricks and rim-outs — and when the St. Aloysius Flashes walked off the court for the final time Monday night, the celebratory shouts of their archrivals and whispers of what might have been stung like daggers in their ears. The Flashes endured a 1-for-14 shooting spell in the second and third quarters that allowed Cathedral to gain a lead it never relinquished. St. Aloysius faded under another late cold spell and lost 59-46 in the opening round of the Division 7-1A Tournament. Cathedral (10-12) advanced to a second-round matchup with West Lincoln on Thursday and is guaranteed a trip to the Class 1A North State satellite game

next week. St. Al’s season ended in cruel fashion, with a promising team done in by one bad night. “It’s real disappointing, because usually you get to the state playoffs in your second year,” said St. Al coach Richard Hodges, who concluded his second season at the school. “I thought with this crew we had a really, really good chance. The way they practiced Saturday and we had a good gameplan. But when the pressure is on, you’ve got to perform.” D.J. Perry led Cathedral with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Luke Whitaker scored 13 points. Elliott Bexley had 15 points for St. Al (5-18) and Sean Johnson finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. Bexley and Johnson scored 13 of their combined 38 points in the first quarter, when St. Al went 6-for-9 from the field and jumped out to a 13-8 lead. As quickly as they’d found their shooting stroke, See St. Al, Page B3.

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Johnson suspended indefinitely Tigers Mississippi State shooting guard runs afoul of class attendance policy By David Brandt The Associated Press STARKVILLE — Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said guard Ravern Johnson has been suspended indefinitely. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior, is averaging a team-leading 17.7 points per game. He was suspended for Saturday’s 58-57 win over LSU because of “inappropriate tweets” that were critical of his role with the team and of fans after the Bulldogs’ 75-61 loss to Alabama on Feb. 2. Johnson scored 10 points in the loss to the Tide. Now Stansbury said Johnson is also facing a suspension for violating the school’s class attendance policy. Johnson will still be able to practice with the team. “He’ll make the decision if and when he ever plays,” Stansbury said. “... Actions speak louder than words. We’ll see. He seems to be very remorseful for things. But there’s accountability if you don’t do things right.” Johnson also missed a game against Alabama State on Dec. 14 due to an academic suspension. Johnson started the season as one of the SEC’s most prolific scorers, averaging more than 23 points per game over his first eight games. But his role in the offense has gradually diminished, especially after starters Dee Bost and Renardo Sidney returned to the lineup in January. In seven conference games, he’s averaged just 13.1 points per game on 36.1 percent shooting, including 26.1 percent from 3-point range. He ranks third in school history with 228 3-pointers. Mississippi State (12-10, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) hosts Arkansas (14-8, 4-5) on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum. The Bulldogs are currently second in the Western Division, three games behind Alabama.

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By The Associated Press Grant Maxey scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Jackson State to a dominating win, 72-43, over Southern University on Monday night. The Tigers (13-10, 9-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 50 percent from the floor in the opening half en route to a 34-24 halftime lead. Jackson State opened it up in the second as the Jaguars (4-19, 3-8) went 5for-22 from the field (22.7 percent) and 8-of-19 from the free-throw line (42.1 percent). Southern made only one field goal in the final 9:53 and trailed by as many as 32, 72-40, with 2:16 left to play. Julius Ingram scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for the Jaguars, who have lost four straight. Jenirro Bush added 17 points, Tyrone Hanson had 11 and Phillip Williams 10 for the Tigers, who outrebounded Southern 49-34 and posted a 38-22 scoring edge in the paint.

Grambling 61, Alcorn State 60

rogelio solis•The associated press

Mississippi State guard Ravern Johnson pulls down a rebound against Vanderbilt in front of teammate Kodi Augustus this season.

Donald Qualls made a 3-pointer from the right corner with 8.3 seconds left to help Grambling State rally past Alcorn State. Alcorn State’s Kendrick McDonald answered with a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left but it wasn’t enough. The Tigers (4-18, 2-8 SWAC) trailed 53-40 with 12:32 to play, and went on an 18-4 run to take their See SWAC, Page B3.


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on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Indiana at Purdue 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Cincinnati at DePaul 8 p.m. ESPN - Tennessee at Kentucky NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Buffalo at Tampa Bay

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NFL Super Bowl sets TV ratings record NEW YORK — For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl has set a new record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in professional football’s ultimate game. That tops the 106.5 million who watched the 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis. The series finale of “M-A-S-H” had held the title of the most-watched TV show in the United States for 27 years. It is now No. 3.

AUTO RACING Kubica out of coma, in stable condition GENOA, Italy — Formula One driver Robert Kubica was brought out of an induced coma and was reported in stable condition after suffering serious injuries in a rally car crash. The 26-year-old Polish driver will likely need further surgery to his elbow and shoulder, his Lotus Renault team said. Kubica underwent seven hours of surgery Sunday after the highspeed crash in northern Italy. His right hand was badly damaged and surgeons averted the risk of amputation.

Nationwide Series driver Annett gets DWI MOORESVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett has been charged with driving while impaired following a two-car accident. Annett, entering his first season for Rusty Wallace Racing, also was charged with resisting arrest, failure to reduce speed and unlawful use of a mobile phone to text or send e-mail. All counts are misdemeanors. He has a March 18 court date. According to Mooresville Police, Annett had a blood-alcohol level of 0.32 percent — well above the 0.08 legal limit in North Carolina — after he rear-ended another car at a red light at 1:32 a.m. Sunday.

NBA Sloan agrees to extension SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jerry Sloan has agreed to a one-year contact extension to remain as head coach of the Utah Jazz. This is Sloan’s 23rd season as Utah’s head coach. He started with the Jazz as a scout in 1983-84 season and one year later was as assistant under Frank Layden. Sloan, who turns 69 on March 28, was made head coach on Dec. 9, 1988.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 8 1936 — Jay Berwanger, University of Chicago halfback and Heisman Trophy winner, is the first player ever selected in the NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles make the pick and eventually trade his rights to the Chicago Bears. 1975 — The New Orleans Jazz get their first road win in franchise history, ending a 28-game road losing streak. The Jazz beat the Hawks in Atlanta 106-102 to improve their record to 7-44. 1987 — Seattle’s Tom Chambers, a last-minute replacement for the injured Ralph Sampson, scores a game-high 34 points to lead the West to a 154-149 overtime win over the East in the NBA All-Star Game before 34,275 at the Kingdome. 2009 — Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald catches five passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns and 44-year-old John Carney kicks two fourth-quarter field goals as the NFC rallies to a 30-21 victory over the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

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scoreboard prep basketball Division 4-6A Tournament

At Vicksburg High Girls Today Clinton vs. Greenville-Weston, 4 p.m. Warren Central vs. Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Friday Championship game, 6 p.m. Boys Today Warren Central vs. Vicksburg, 5:30 p.m. Greenville-Weston vs. Clinton, 9 p.m. Friday Championship game, 7:30 p.m. —

Division 7-1A Tournament

Girls Monday Cathedral 47, St. Aloysius 38 Today Sebastopol vs. MSD, 6 p.m. Thursday Bogue Chitto vs. Cathedral, 4 p.m. West Lincoln vs. Sebastopol or MSD, 7 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 4 p.m. Championship game, 7 p.m. Boys Monday Cathedral 59, St. Aloysius 46 Today Bogue Chitto vs. MSD, 7:30 p.m. Thursday West Lincoln vs. Cathedral, 5:30 p.m. Sebastopol vs. Bogue Chitto or MSD, 8:30 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 5:30 p.m. Championship game, 8:30 p.m. —

MAIS Class A

South Central Tournament At University Christian Boys Monday Park Place vs. Wayne Academy, 5:15 p.m. Ben’s Ford vs. University Christian, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Newton Academy vs. Heidelberg Academy, 5:15 p.m. Sylva Bay vs. Porters Chapel, 7:45 p.m. Friday Wayne or Park Place vs. Sylva Bay or PCA, 6 p.m. Newton or Heidelberg vs. Ben’s Ford or UCS, 7:15 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 6 p.m. Championship game, 7:15 p.m.

Girls CATHEDRAL 47, ST. ALOYSIUS 38

St. Aloysius 8 11 8 11 — 38 Cathedral 10 19 8 10 — 47 St. Aloysius (38) Ann Garrison Thomas 20, Howington 9, Willis 3, Giambrone 2, Miller 2, Engel 2. Cathedral (47) Ginny Daggett 12, Ana Perry 11, Nana Kumi 10, Jackson 4, M. Devening 4, K. Devening 2, Calloway 2, Willard 2.

Boys CATHEDRAL 59, ST. ALOYSIUS 46

St. Aloysius 13 4 9 20 — 46 Cathedral 8 15 16 20 — 59 St. Aloysius (46) Sean Johnson 23, Elliott Bexley 15, Biedenharn 6, Michael Foley 2. Cathedral (59) D.J. Perry 17, Luke Whitaker 13, Goodman 12, Hammitte 6, Huffines 4, Jordan 4, Gray 3.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................38 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................23 New Jersey...................15 Toronto..........................14

L 13 24 27 37 37

Pct GB .745 — .520 11 1/2 .460 14 1/2 .288 23 1/2 .275 24

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................37 Atlanta...........................33 Orlando..........................32 Charlotte........................22 Washington....................13

L 14 18 20 29 37

Central Division

W Chicago.........................34 Indiana...........................21 Milwaukee......................19 Detroit............................19 Cleveland.......................8

L 16 27 30 32 44

Pct GB .725 — .647 4 .615 5 1/2 .431 15 .260 23 1/2 Pct GB .680 — .438 12 .388 14 1/2 .373 15 1/2 .154 27

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W San Antonio...................42 Dallas.............................36 New Orleans.................32 Memphis........................27 Houston.........................25

L 8 15 21 26 28

Pct GB .840 — .706 6 1/2 .604 11 1/2 .509 16 1/2 .472 18 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............33 Utah...............................31 Denver...........................30 Portland.........................28 Minnesota......................12

L 17 22 22 24 39

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................36 Phoenix..........................24 Golden State.................22 L.A. Clippers..................19 Sacramento...................12

L 16 25 28 31 36

Pct GB .660 — .585 3 1/2 .577 4 .538 6 .235 21 1/2 Pct GB .692 — .490 10 1/2 .440 13 .380 16 .250 22

Monday’s Games Charlotte 94, Boston 89 L.A. Lakers 93, Memphis 84 Minnesota 104, New Orleans 92 Dallas 99, Cleveland 96 Houston 108, Denver 103 Portland 109, Chicago 103 Utah 107, Sacramento 104 Phoenix 104, Golden State 92 Today’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Monday’s Games No. 2 Kansas 103, No. 19 Missouri 86 No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, No. 25 West Virginia 66 Today’s Games No. 6 San Diego St. vs. Utah, 9:30 p.m. No. 14 Purdue vs. Indiana, 6 p.m.

No. 18 Kentucky vs. Tennessee, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 3 Texas at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. No. 5 Duke vs. No. 20 North Carolina, 8 p.m. No. 7 BYU at Air Force, 9 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Louisville, 6 p.m. No. 9 Villanova at Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 11 Georgetown at No. 12 Syracuse, 6 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin at Iowa, 7:35 p.m. No. 17 Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 21 Utah St. at Idaho, 10:05 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at Colorado, 8 p.m. No. 24 Temple vs. Fordham, 6 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Monday’s Games Jackson St. 72, Southern U. 43 Grambling St. 61, Alcorn St. 60 Alabama St. 90, Mississippi Valley St. 63 Today’s Games Covenant College at Millsaps, 7 p.m. Concordia College at Tougaloo, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Arkansas at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.

——— The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Ohio St. (65)..........................24-0 1,625 1 2. Kansas...................................22-1 1,519 2 3. Texas.....................................20-3 1,509 3 4. Pittsburgh...............................21-2 1,438 4 5. Duke.......................................21-2 1,341 5 6. San Diego St.........................23-1 1,259 7 7. BYU........................................22-2 1,212 8 8. Notre Dame...........................19-4 1,185 9 9. Villanova.................................19-4 1,047 12 10. Connecticut..........................18-4 1,040 6 11. Georgetown..........................18-5 1,009 13 12. Syracuse..............................20-4 919 17 13. Wisconsin.............................17-5 790 19 14. Purdue..................................18-5 754 11 15. Arizona.................................20-4 630 21 16. Louisville..............................18-5 604 15 17. Florida..................................18-5 534 — 18. Kentucky..............................16-6 519 10 19. Missouri................................18-5 511 14 20. North Carolina......................17-5 461 23 21. Utah St.................................22-2 347 22 22. Texas A&M..........................17-5 231 16 23. Vanderbilt.............................16-6 128 23 24. Temple.................................17-5 110 — 25. West Virginia........................15-7 93 25 Others receiving votes: Minnesota 88, Wichita St. 29, Coastal Carolina 26, Cincinnati 22, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 22, Alabama 21, George Mason 19, Washington 15, Marquette 12, Xavier 12, Florida St. 11, Belmont 5, Illinois 5, UCLA 5, UNLV 5, Baylor 4, Colorado St. 2, Tennessee 2, UTEP 2, Cleveland St. 1, Duquesne 1, Missouri St. 1. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/cfbse4

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 6, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Ohio St. (31)..........................24-0 775 1 2. Kansas...................................22-1 732 2 3. Texas.....................................20-3 721 3 4. Pittsburgh...............................21-2 678 4 5. Duke.......................................21-2 642 5 6 6. San Diego St.........................23-1 614 7. Notre Dame...........................19-4 575 8 8. Brigham Young......................22-2 564 9 9. Connecticut............................18-4 496 7 10. Villanova...............................19-4 495 12 11. Georgetown..........................18-5 447 14 12. Purdue..................................18-5 401 10 13. Syracuse..............................20-4 369 17 14. Wisconsin.............................17-5 361 18 15. Louisville..............................18-5 350 13 16. Arizona.................................20-4 273 22 17. Utah St.................................22-2 257 21 18. Kentucky..............................16-6 246 11 19. Florida..................................18-5 243 23 20. Missouri................................18-5 234 15 21. North Carolina......................17-5 165 — 22. Texas A&M..........................17-5 128 16 23. Saint Mary’s.........................20-4 64 — 24. Vanderbilt.............................16-6 39 24 25. Minnesota.............................16-7 37 20 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 29, Temple 27, Washington 21, Coastal Carolina 15, George Mason 13, Xavier 13, Wichita St. 12, UCLA 9, Alabama 8, Florida St. 6, Texas-El Paso 4, Illinois 3, Virginia Commonwealth 3, Marquette 2, UNLV 2, Valparaiso 2.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference W L PCT Florida................. 7 2 .778 Tennessee.......... 5 3 .625 Georgia............... 5 4 .556 Kentucky............. 4 4 .500 Vanderbilt........... 4 4 .500 South Carolina... 4 4 .500

All Games W L 18 5 15 8 16 6 16 6 6 16 13 8

PCT .783 .652 .727 .727 .727 .619

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 7 1 .875 15 7 Mississippi St... 4 4 .500 12 10 Arkansas............. 4 5 .444 14 8 Ole Miss............ 3 5 .375 15 8 LSU..................... 2 6 .250 10 13 Auburn................ 1 8 .111 8 15 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tennessee at Kentucky, 8 p.m. Xavier at Georgia, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.

PCT .682 .545 .636 .652 .435 .348

CONFERENCE USA

Conference W L PCT UTEP.................. 6 2 .750 Southern Miss.. 7 3 .700 UAB.................... 6 3 .667 Tulsa................... 6 3 .667 Memphis............. 5 3 .625 SMU.................... 5 3 .625 East Carolina...... 5 4 .556 Marshall.............. 3 5 .375 Houston.............. 3 6 .333 Rice.................... 3 6 .333 Tulane................. 2 7 .222 UCF.................... 1 7 .125

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All Games W L 18 5 18 5 16 6 13 10 17 6 14 8 10 13 15 8 11 11 11 12 12 10 14 7

PCT .783 .783 .727 .565 .739 .636 .565 .652 .500 .478 .545 .667

Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games UAB at Marshall, 6 p.m. Memphis at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Tulane at SMU, 7 p.m.

SWAC

Conference W L PCT Texas Southern.. 9 1 .900 Jackson St........ 9 2 .818 Miss. Valley St..8 3 .727 Alabama A&M.... 7 4 .636 Alabama St......... 5 6 .455 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 7 .364 Prairie View........ 3 7 .300 Grambling St...... 3 8 .273 Southern U......... 3 8 .273 Alcorn St........... 3 8 .273

All Games W L 11 10 13 10 9 15 10 10 8 16 4 19 6 17 5 18 4 19 3 18

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The Women’s AP Top 25

PCT .524 .565 .375 .500 .333 .174 .261 .217 .174 .143

Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Monday’s Games Alabama St. 90, Miss. Valley St. 63 Jackson St. 72, Southern U. 43 Grambling St. 61, Alcorn St. 60 Alabama A&M 74, Ark.-Pine Bluff 52 Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Monday’s Scores

EAST Iona 85, Manhattan 67 Loyola, Md. 76, Siena 69 Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 66 SOUTH Alabama A&M 74, Ark.-Pine Bluff 52 Alabama St. 90, Mississippi Valley St. 63 Delaware St. 91, Norfolk St. 83 Florida A&M 60, Coppin St. 58 Grambling St. 61, Alcorn St. 60 High Point 82, N.C. Central 74 Howard 65, S. Carolina St. 53 Jackson St. 72, Southern U. 43 Jacksonville St. 76, Tennessee St. 73, OT Kennesaw St. 78, Campbell 64 Md.-Eastern Shore 83, N. Carolina A&T 82 Morgan St. 65, Bethune-Cookman 57 Tennessee Tech 70, Austin Peay 64 UNC Greensboro 86, The Citadel 74 MIDWEST Butler 72, Ill.-Chicago 65 Detroit 81, Cleveland St. 78 Kansas 103, Missouri 86 Murray St. 66, E. Illinois 53 SE Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 63 Wright St. 74, Youngstown St. 70 SOUTHWEST Savannah St. 63, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 57, OT Texas-Arlington 93, Cent. Arkansas 70 FAR WEST Fresno St. 79, CS Bakersfield 49 New Mexico St. 75, Louisiana Tech 57

GRAMBLING ST. 61, ALCORN ST. 60

GRAMBLING ST. (5-18) Qualls 6-9 1-2 14, Patton 10-21 2-6 22, Feurtado 3-11 0-0 9, Rose 1-6 0-0 2, Danridge 0-0 0-0 0, Hobbs 0-6 1-3 1, Harris 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 1-5 0-0 3, Roberson 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 26-67 4-11 61. ALCORN ST. (3-18) McDonald 5-9 0-0 13, Baker 6-11 1-2 16, Sanders 3-8 0-0 6, Brownlee 3-5 0-1 6, Starks 0-5 0-0 0, Searcy 1-7 0-0 2, Savannah 0-3 3-4 3, Francis 0-3 1-4 1, Eackles 0-2 0-0 0, Ragland 6-9 0-0 13. Totals 24-62 5-11 60. Halftime—Alcorn St. 35-28. 3-Point Goals— Grambling St. 5-18 (Feurtado 3-8, Qualls 1-3, Johnson 1-3, Rose 0-1, Hobbs 0-3), Alcorn St. 7-12 (McDonald 3-3, Baker 3-5, Ragland 1-1, Brownlee 0-1, Savannah 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Grambling St. 45 (Patton 17), Alcorn St. 29 (Francis, McDonald, Sanders 5). Assists— Grambling St. 15 (Hobbs, Qualls 4), Alcorn St. 14 (McDonald 4). Total Fouls—Grambling St. 13, Alcorn St. 11. A—907.

JACKSON ST. 72, SOUTHERN U. 43

JACKSON ST. (13-10) Bush 7-11 0-2 17, Hanson 4-14 2-2 11, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 4-5 0-0 8, Maxey 8-13 4-8 20, Burk 0-4 0-0 0, Melvin 0-1 1-2 1, Blake 0-1 0-2 0, C. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, P. Williams 4-6 1-1 10, Dixon 1-2 1-3 3, Sykes 0-0 0-0 0, Gregory 0-2 0-0 0, Hyche 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 29-61 9-22 72. SOUTHERN U. (4-19) White 3-7 1-2 7, Grace 0-6 0-0 0, Doggett 0-3 2-4 2, Ingram 6-12 5-7 17, Bol 2-4 0-0 5, F. Coleman 1-2 1-8 3, Sanford 3-10 0-0 7, Webb 0-6 0-0 0, P. Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Chase 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 15-52 11-23 43. Halftime—Jackson St. 34-24. 3-Point Goals—Jackson St. 5-20 (Bush 3-5, P. Williams 1-2, Hanson 1-10, Gregory 0-1, Hyche 0-1, Burk 0-1), Southern U. 2-14 (Bol 1-1, Sanford 1-4, Ingram 0-1, Grace 0-3, Webb 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Jackson St. 49 (Maxey 14), Southern U. 34 (Ingram 10). Assists—Jackson St. 21 (Melvin 9), Southern U. 10 (Grace 4). Total Fouls—Jackson St. 23, Southern U. 19. Technical—Southern U. Bench. A—847.

ALABAMA ST. 90, MISS. VALLEY ST. 63

MVSU (9-15) Jones 3-6 6-8 12, J. Holmes 1-1 0-0 2, Crosby 4-13 2-4 10, Jackson 0-6 3-4 3, Burwell 5-11 1-2 11, Donald 0-1 0-0 0, Studivant 0-0 0-0 0, Pugh 1-3 0-0 2, Cox 3-6 2-2 8, Smith 5-8 5-7 15, M. Holmes 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 19-27 63. ALABAMA ST. (8-16) Duncan 1-6 3-4 5, Adamu 2-3 0-1 4, Middlebrooks 2-5 12-12 16, Washington 3-4 0-0 6, Butler 6-15 4-5 16, Moorer 5-7 2-2 12, White 5-11 0-0 13, Noel 1-2 2-2 4, Sanders 6-9 0-1 12, Harvey 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 31-63 25-29 90. Halftime—Alabama St. 42-30. 3-Point Goals— MVSU 0-10 (Jones 0-2, Crosby 0-2, Jackson 0-3, Burwell 0-3), Alabama St. 3-11 (White 3-7, Harvey 0-1, Adamu 0-1, Middlebrooks 0-1, Duncan 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—MVSU 35 (Crosby 8), Alabama St. 40 (Moorer 8). Assists—MVSU 9 (Burwell 4), Alabama St. 18 (Middlebrooks 7). Total Fouls—MVSU 23, Alabama St. 23. Technical—MVSU Bench. A—2,117.

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Wednesday’s Games 1 Baylor at Nebraska, 7:05 p.m. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 Oklahoma, 7 p.m. 7 Xavier at Richmond, 6 p.m. 22 Iowa St. at Kansas, 7 p.m.

Monday’s Games No. 4 Tennessee 73, No. 15 Kentucky 67 No. 13 North Carolina 62, No. 5 Duke 60 No. 19 Florida State 78, Virginia 74 Today’s Games No. 2 Connecticut at No. 17 West Virginia, 6 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, 6 p.m. No. 10 DePaul at Syracuse, 6 p.m. No. 16 Georgetown vs. South Florida, 8 p.m.

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week .Record Pts Pvs 1. Baylor (23).............................21-1 981 1 2. Connecticut (16)....................22-1 973 2 3. Stanford (1)............................20-2 914 4 4. Tennessee.............................21-2 871 5 5. Duke.......................................21-1 825 3 6. Texas A&M............................19-2 815 6 7. Xavier.....................................19-2 763 7 8. Notre Dame...........................20-4 719 8 9. UCLA......................................19-2 666 10 10. DePaul.................................21-3 614 9 11. Michigan St..........................29-3 565 11 12. Maryland..............................20-3 562 12 13. North Carolina......................20-3 510 15 14. Oklahoma.............................17-5 472 13 15. Kentucky..............................18-4 442 16 16. Georgetown..........................19-5 403 17 17. West Virginia........................20-4 325 14 18. Wis.-Green Bay...................22-1 296 21 19. Florida St.............................18-5 273 19 20. Miami....................................20-3 267 18 21. Marquette.............................19-4 173 23 22. Iowa St.................................16-6 150 22 23. Penn St................................20-5 121 — 24. Georgia................................18-5 107 24 25. Marist...................................21-2 47 — Others receiving votes: Iowa 39, Georgia Tech 35, Gonzaga 20, Houston 18, Boston College 8, Louisiana Tech 8, Temple 8, Ohio St. 5, Kansas St. 3, Duquesne 1, Princeton 1. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/ykagzmr

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....53 Pittsburgh........54 N.Y. Rangers...56 New Jersey.....53 N.Y. Islanders..52

W 35 34 29 19 17

L 13 16 23 30 28

OT 5 4 4 4 7

Pts 75 72 62 42 41

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............53 Montreal...........54 Buffalo.............51 Toronto............53 Ottawa.............54

W 30 30 24 22 17

L 16 19 22 26 29

OT 7 5 5 5 8

Pts 67 65 53 49 42

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......54 Washington......54 Carolina...........53 Atlanta.............56 Florida..............52

W 33 29 26 24 23

L 16 15 21 22 23

OT 5 10 6 10 6

Pts 71 68 58 58 52

GF 180 164 155 113 128

GA 137 122 138 154 169

GF 161 139 145 138 119

GA 119 131 149 166 178

GF 164 150 159 162 140

GA 162 134 164 183 141

GF 176 141 168 141 138

GA 156 129 150 162 153

GF 183 157 135 164 133

GA 127 161 138 175 180

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP Detroit..............53 Nashville..........54 Chicago...........53 Columbus........52 St. Louis..........51

W 32 28 27 25 23

L 15 19 22 22 20

OT 6 7 4 5 8

Pts 70 63 58 55 54

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......54 Calgary............55 Minnesota........52 Colorado..........53 Edmonton........53

W 35 27 27 25 16

L 10 21 20 22 29

OT 9 7 5 6 8

Pts 79 61 59 56 40

Pacific Division

GP Dallas...............53 Phoenix............55 San Jose.........53 Anaheim..........54 Los Angeles....53 NOTE: Two points time loss.

W L 30 18 27 19 28 19 29 21 29 22 for a win,

OT 5 9 6 4 2 one

Pts GF GA 65 152 150 63 156 156 62 150 144 62 146 150 60 150 129 point for over-

Monday’s Games Toronto 5, Atlanta 4 Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Edmonton 4, Nashville 0 Calgary 3, Chicago 1 Phoenix 3, Colorado 0 Vancouver 4, Ottawa 2 Today’s Games Carolina at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. San Jose at Washington, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-8 La. Pick 4: 4-7-3-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-6 La. Pick 4: 5-5-2-6 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: 1-5-2 La. Pick 4: 8-0-1-8 Easy 5: 18-23-25-30-33 La. Lotto: 3-12-14-23-24-29 Powerball: 15-37-41-56-59 Powerball: 5; Power play: 5


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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25 losses and counting for Cavs Cleveland sets NBA record for futility in loss to Dallas Mavericks DALLAS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their way into the NBA record book in fitting fashion — not with a blowout, but with the kind of head-slapping plays typical of a team that can’t do anything right. Like a 7-foot center losing a jump ball to a 6-foot-2 guard. And a decent outside shooter deciding to pass as time expired instead of putting up a potential tying 3-pointer. The miscues doomed the Cavs to a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, making it 25 straight losses, the most in league history no matter how it’s counted. Cleveland set the single-season futility record a few days ago, but the league also keeps an overall losing streak record that takes into account skids stretched over two seasons. This topped that one, too, making the first year of the post-LeBron James era even more forgettable for the Cavaliers. The previous mark also was set by the Cavs, spanning the end of the 1981-82 season and the start of 1982-83. “We’re in the record books, we all know that, something we don’t want to be a part of, but you can’t go back and turn back the hands of time,” forward Antawn Jamison said. “We’ve got to worry about moving forward. The most important thing is getting a win.” They had a chance to get this one, even against a team that

The associated press

Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor (10) works against Missouri guard Phil Pressey during the first half. The second-ranked Jayhawks won 103-86 over 19th-ranked Missouri.

No. 2 Jayhawks roll over Tigers By The Associated Press

The associated press

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward J.J. Hickson wipes his face sitting on the bench after he was subbed out of the game during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks Monday. The Mavericks won 99-96, giving the Cavs their record 25th loss in a row. came in with the NBA’s longest active winning streak. The Cavs led by seven in the first quarter, got down by 15, but kept clawing back. They tied it early in the fourth quarter, then were down only 80-79 when center Ryan Hollins lined up for a jump ball against Dallas guard Jason

Terry. It was an odd scene. Terry crouched a bit to get more leverage into his jump and his head was around the logo on Hollins’ jersey. Yet the little guy got to the ball first, timing his jump so that he popped it to a teammate before it got up to Hollins. Terry actually

hit it before the toss reached its peak, which is known as “stealing” a jump ball. “Steal it? Well, I got two steals and I only remember getting one, so they must have given me one for that one,” Terry said, laughing. “I don’t know how I outjumped Hollins.”

Love, Timberwolves dominate Hornets By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Kevin Love and Minnesota Timberwolves don’t remotely resemble the worst team in the Western Conference when they play the playoff-contending New Orleans Hornets. Love had 27 points and 17

rebounds, tying a franchise record with his 37th straight double-double, and the struggling Timberwolves recorded their second double-digit win of the season over the Hornets with a 104-92 victory Monday night. “It shows people, I guess, the potential that we have,” said Wolves forward and former

Hornet Anthony Tolliver, who had 12 points on four 3-pointers. “The potential’s there. We have so many young guys, so many very, very good basketball players on this team. It’s just that we haven’t put it together.” Love joined John Stockton and former Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett as the only

NBA players to record 37 consecutive double-doubles in the last 25 years. The injury-riddled Hornets — missing starting center Emeka Okafor (left oblique) and starting small forward Trevor Ariza (right ankle) — are suddenly in a tailspin, having lost five of six since their 10-game winning streak.

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they play defense. They can get after teams. That’s been one of the big keys for us this season,” Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said. The girls’ side of Division 4-6A has been much more balanced. Only top-seeded Clinton (15-11) has a winning

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record. The Lady Arrows face Greenville (7-14) in the first game of the tournament at 4 p.m. today. Vicksburg (10-12) and Warren Central (8-15) meet at 7 p.m. in the other first-round matchup. Vicksburg won both meetings this season, 48-36 and

46-30. It’s the fourth consecutive season the teams have met in the division tournament when both were in the same division, a streak that dates back to 2005. Warren Central has won all four times.

Continued from Page B1. however, the Flashes lost it. They hit just one of their next 14 shots during the fateful swoon that extended into the third quarter. By the time the skid ended, Cathedral had a 31-17 lead and the Flashes were playing catch-up. Cathedral took full advantage of the opportunity by going 14-for-30 from the field and outscoring St. Al 31-13 in the second and third quarters. “We jumped out like we’d done to everybody,” Hodges said. “A missed shot here, there and we’re in a fight. Then you fall behind and you’re always trying to dig out of the hole.” Amazingly, the Flashes almost did claw their way out — twice. They pulled within seven late in the third quarter only to give up three quick baskets that pushed the deficit to 39-26 at the end of the period. Then, midway through the fourth, they got back within five on Sean Johnson’s 3-pointer with just under 5 minutes to play. Cathedral’s Luke Whitaker answered with a 3-pointer seconds later, though. It triggered a 10-1 run that put the game away. St. Al didn’t get closer than eight the rest of the way. “I think it probably was a

dagger in the respect that we need to go back and answer, not hang our heads. You can’t let stuff like that break you,” Hodges said of Whitaker’s 3. “We came back down and missed on some other shots. Those were momentum busters, not the kid hitting the 3. When you have the opportunity to hit that shot, you’ve got to finish those.”

(G) Cathedral 47, St. Aloysius 38 St. Aloysius’ season ended in a flurry of missed shots and turnovers Monday night. The Lady Flashes shot 30 percent from the field and committed 10 of their 33 turnovers in the fourth quarter, a performance that led to a first-round division tournament loss to Cathedral. “We have young players. It’s just going to come

from experience,” said junior guard Ashtin Giambrone, who finished with five rebounds and six steals. “Coach (Alisa) Scott is going to help us this summer. The program is building. Next year, hopefully we’ll make it out of district.” Ann Garrison Thomas led St. Al (6-16) with 20 points, nine rebounds and three steals, while Sara Howington added nine points and 11 rebounds. Nana Kumi finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for Cathedral (7-12), and Epiphany Johnson had 14 rebounds and five assists. Cathedral put the game away with a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter that gave it a 43-27 lead. St. Al committed six turnovers and missed its first four shots of the period as the Lady Wave pulled away.

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first lead since the 9:06 mark of the first half. Qualls’ threepoint play put Grambling State up for good, 58-57, with 3:17 remaining. The Braves (3-17, 3-7) committed three turnovers and shot just 2-of10 from the field during the spurt. The Tigers trailed 35-28 at halftime, but outrebounded Alcorn State 25-11 and got 14 points and 11 rebounds from Justin Patton in the second half. Patton finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds. Marquiz Baker led Alcorn State with 16 points.

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Take the Big 12’s highestscoring teams, make them bitter rivals and put them on national television with a chance to shine and what do you get? Plenty of offense and not much defense in No. 2 Kansas’ 103-86 victory over No. 19 Missouri on Monday night. “I don’t know if there was a lot of defense played,” Missouri coach Mike Anderson said. “But a lot of scoring took place.” The Jayhawks (23-1, 8-1) started the game leading the nation in field goal percentage at 52 percent. On Monday, they shot at a 61 percent clip, and needed to, because Missouri (18-6, 4-5) hit a hot 52 percent. “We didn’t really guard them very well the entire night,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “Of course, they’re quick.” Marcus Morris had 22 points and reserve Mario Little added 17, sparking a second-half charge that enabled the Jayhawks to run away in the second half and post their 12th straight victory over their archrivals in Allen Fieldhouse. Markieff Morris added 16 points for the Jayhawks, who have won at least 22 games for

Tramaine Butler each scored 16 points and Alabama State routed Mississippi Valley State. Ivory White added 13 points for the Hornets (8-16, 5-5 SWAC), while teammates Tremaine Moorer and Robert Sanders each contributed 12. Alabama State enjoyed a 40-35 rebounding advantage and won its second straight after a stretch in which it lost five of six. The Delta Devils (9-15, 8-3) committed 22 turnovers, leading to 21 Alabama State points, and missed all nine of their 3-point attempts. They hardly looked like the same team that defeated Alabama State 74-70 on Jan. 10 in Itta Bena. D’Angelo Jackson had 28 points in that game; on Monday, the Hor-

College Basketball 23 consecutive seasons. “Every time we run our offense, we feel like we are going to get a good look,” Little said. “Coach designs good plays. I think we have one of the best coaching staffs in the country. If we run our offense, I think we are going to get a good shot every time.” Laurence Bowers, who fouled out with a little less than 5 1/2 minutes to go, had 19 points for Missouri and Phil Pressey had 17. The Tigers hit 7 of their first 9 shots in the first half and led by as many as six points before falling behind by four at halftime. By the time Little threw down a dunk for a 93-85 lead with a little more than 5 1/2 minutes left, the loud, sellout crowd was yelling for the 100. With 2:34 left and much of the buzzing crowd on its feet, the Jayhawks whipped the ball around and got Tyrel Reed an open look for a 3-pointer from the wing that made it 100-84, triggering a deafening roar from 16,300 fans. Marcus Morris had only five points in the first half but was 5-for-6 for 17 points in the second.

nets held him to three and he missed all six of his field-goal attempts. Orlando Smith had 15 points to lead Mississippi Valley State and Falando Jones added 12.

New Mexico State 75, Louisiana Tech 57 Troy Gillenwater scored 19 points to lead New Mexico State to a victory over Louisiana Tech. Tyrone Watson added 17 points and Hernst Laroche had 13 for the Aggies (13-12, 7-4 Western Athletic Conference). DeAndre Brown led the Bulldogs (11-14, 2-9) with 18 points.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Wolfman” — A nobleman, Benicio Del Toro, contends with an ancient curse, scouring his childhood homeland for his missing brother, while a bloodthirsty beast prowls the moors./8 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball —The Big Ten and the SEC combine for a rivalry doubleheader, as Indiana takes on Purdue in the opener and Tennessee and Kentucky tangle in the nightcap./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Biggest Loser” — The contestants are ushered into a Benicio Del Toro room full of chocolate candies for a Valentine’s Day temptation; a choice made by the challenge winner causes conflict; a relay race tests the contestants’ endurance, agility, speed, strength and knowledge./7 on NBC

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Ted Koppel, former ABC News anchor, 71; Nick Nolte, actor, 70; Robert Klein, comedian-actor, 69; Ron Tyson, singer, 63; Mary Steenburgen, actress, 58; John Grisham, author, 56; Vince Neil, rock singer, 50; Keith Nelson, rock musician, 42; Seth Green, actor, 37; Ryan Pinkston, actor, 23.

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Cash-poor Beverly Hills lets ambassador go BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Just how bad is the economy? So bad that even the kingdom of Beverly Hills has had to lay off its ambassador. Gregg Donovan, the jovial, stentorian-voiced actor who has spent much of the past dozen years in top hat and tails giving directions, posing for photos, promoting local businesses and bellowing in dozens of languages, “Welcome to Beverly Hills! You have arrived,” is leaving. Donovan says he got the word last month from his bosses at the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau that they could no longer afford him. As word of his fate has begun to spread up and down a street covered if not in gold at least Gucci, people are not happy. “How could they do that?” asked CNN’s Larry King who bumped into Donovan during a recent morning stroll. “He’s a Beverly Hills institution.” Korosh Soltani, who runs David Orgell, the venerable Rodeo Drive jeweler who has provided bling to everyone from heads of state to people attending the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys, called Donovan “a face of the city.” Indeed, Donovan’s mug is plastered right on the visitors

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Gregg Donovan, the ambassador of Beverly Hills, stands in the middle of Rodeo Drive. maps handed out all over town, as well as on T-shirts in some of the souvenir stores. That fact has made his departure a little less than amicable. Under terms of a separation agreement he showed The Associated Press, Donovan was asked to relinquish his signature ambassador jacket, as well as the rights to any photos, videos or other materials representing him as the city’s ambassador. Donovan, who has posted dozens of photos of himself with celebrities on his website, has refused to sign. Instead, he’s asking anyone who ever had a picture taken with him to e-mail Mayor

Jimmy Delshad and ask that he get his job back. He’s also written to Delshad, asking for his help, but says he hasn’t heard back. Delshad’s office said the mayor was unavailable for comment but couldn’t help because Donovan was employed by the visitors bureau and not the city. The visitors bureau’s executive director, Kathy Smits, did not respond to phone and e-mail messages. Since he was let go, Donovan said he has kept busy taking in movies, going to the gym and looking for work. The 51-yearold former concierge and personal valet to Bob Hope said

Super Bowl sets a record Open Valentines with 111 million viewers Day

Jeff Bridges, Nicole Kidman, left, and Amy Adams arrive at Monday’s Oscars luncheon.

Let’s do lunch: Oscar season in full swing Jesse Eisenberg joked that Academy Awards season feels like the endless bar mitzvahs he went to when he was 13. Melissa Leo said the road to the Oscars is like a nonstop energy drink. Mark Ruffalo admitted he’s just happy to get a free meal. An annual luncheon for Oscar contenders drew 151 of the nominees Monday, among them “The Social Network” star Eisenberg, “The Fighter” co-star Leo and “The Kids Are All Right” co-star Ruffalo. Other acting nominees on hand included past winners Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges and Geoffrey Rush, veteran nominees such as Annette Bening, Colin Firth and Natalie Portman and newcomers such as Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld. Annette Best-actor nominee Eisenberg told reporters Bening before the luncheon that the many Hollywood gatherings leading up to the Feb. 27 Oscars, set to air at 7 p.m. on ABC, remind him of his early teens. “I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend, and this is like the same feeling,” Eisenberg said. Leo, considered the favorite to win the supporting-actress Oscar, said she tries to keep up her strength during the awards rush with “water, vitamins. And the excitement of it is pretty much of an energy drink right there.” First-time nominee Ruffalo said he was surprised he earned the Oscar honor given that his role probably was the least showy in the Mark Ruffalo film, whose cast includes Bening and Julianne Moore. “It’s taken me a long time to get here, so I really have been, as a meditation, making myself enjoy the hell out of it every single day,” Ruffalo said. “And I love free lunches, man. I came up as a starving, struggling actor, so I’m very grateful for a gift lunch.”

‘Regis and Kelly’ chat a first for first lady Michelle Obama is paying her first visit to “Live! With Regis and Kelly.” The show announced Monday that the first lady will be a guest of Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on Wednesday. Mrs. Obama will be in New York to mark the first anniversary of the Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. “Live!” airs at 9 weekday mornings on local ABC affiliate WAPT.

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Apologetic robber grabs cash for bills Officers have made an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery that a south Seattle store owner found remarkable for the robber’s politeness. Sgt. John Urquhart, of the King County Sheriff’s Office, said officers quickly identified a suspect from tips received after surveillance video of Saturday’s robbery “went viral.” The robber pointed a gun at White Center Shell station owner John Henry, who offered him $40. But the man took all the money, about $300, apologizing and saying he had bills to pay and children to feed. As he left he said if he ever got back on his feet, he’d pay the money back. Urquhart did not identify the man arrested.

Winter chill gives excuse for thrill, poll finds WASHINGTON (AP) — Does winter weather give you the blues? Or are you the type who gets a little frisky when there’s a chill in the air? Either way, you’re not alone. Four in 10 Americans say the weather affects their mood, and winter by far is the season most likely to leave them feeling down. Still, there are pleasures to be had amid the snow and ice. Given the choice between grabbing an extra blanket or cozying up with someone special when it’s cold, most people choose snuggling over a Snuggie. And some folks take things a whole lot further: 15 percent of Americans who were cooped up by the weather reported having more sex than usual. (Two-thirds reported no romantic uptick while trapped inside, and 15 percent reported having less sex than usual.) These tidbits and more about the weather and romance come courtesy of an Associated Press-Weather Underground poll conducted Jan. 21-26, wrapping up just as yet another snowstorm was gearing up to clobber the Northeast. Michael Loughnane, 58, of Fort Thomas, Ky., is among those who says his love life has been known to pick up when it’s cold outside. And he was among just 8 percent of Americans who reported that winter weather left them feeling sexy. (Summer was the season most often selected.) Loughnane said there are certain advantages to being bundled up when it’s cold: Some people just don’t look that great in shorts, after all.

The series finale of “M-AS-H” had held the title of the most-watched TV show in the U.S. for 27 years. It is now No. 3. “Super Bowl XLV caps what is arguably the most successful season that any sports league has ever had,” said Pat McDonough, a Nielsen senior vice president. “The number of people watching NFL games has never been higher.”

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NEW YORK (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl set a record for American television viewing. The Nielsen Co. said Monday that an estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers outlast the Pittsburgh Steelers in professional football’s ultimate game. That tops the 106.5 million who watched the 2010 game between New Orleans and Indianapolis.

he’d be willing to take a similar job, perhaps in a place like Hollywood. “But this was special,” he added softly. Meanwhile, he put on his top hat, jacket, frilly white shirt and black tie for what could be the last time one day last week and returned to Rodeo Drive to say goodbye. Between handshakes and heartfelt farewells, he couldn’t resist bellowing out a hearty, “Welcome to Beverly Hills” every time a tour bus rolled by. Or offering directions and posing for pictures as crowds disgorged by the buses quickly surrounded him. “We need you here, all of the tourists have been asking for you,” said Mohamad Abbouchi, who runs the pricey Rene Mancini women’s shoe store where the most wellheeled clients try on pumps by appointment only. Others looking for shoes or handbags, but shy about approaching the store, would be walked right in the door by Donovan and introduced, Abbouchi said. That’s a particular perk that Beverly Hills will be missing, he and others said. “It’s a hell of a thing,” muttered King as he bid Donovan goodbye.

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Single woman might be too independent Dear Abby: I’m an independent, 41-year-old woman who attracts men 10 to 13 years younger than I. I’m not interested in them because I feel they are only after one thing. Also, when I start getting close to a man my own age, he always makes me feel smothered. It seems I’m either loved too much or not at all. Is there a balance, or am I just afraid of getting close? — Avoiding Getting Hurt in Milwaukee Dear Avoiding: I suspect it’s the latter. Not all younger men are interested in only one thing. And men your age who are ready for commitment are not smothering you — but they do seem to want something you are unwilling or unable to give. Unless you can determine what’s holding you back, you will remain single. A psychologist could help you get to the heart of the matter

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quickly, and that’s what I’m recommending. Dear Abby: After nine years of marriage, my husband, “Brett,” and I welcomed our first child 10 months ago. We are happy except for a problem with Brett’s mother, “Carol.” Carol and I have had a rocky relationship, though in recent years things seem to have gotten better. My complaint (and Brett’s as well) with Carol is that she is intrusive. She always wants to be in the middle of everything and won’t ease up on “mothering” Brett. Furthermore, Carol has decided our child should

call her “Grandmommy” or “Mommy Smith.” I object because I feel “Mommy” is for me. I don’t mind “Grandma,” “Grandmother” or “Granny.” But Carol won’t back down. We tried coming up with another name, but she has ignored our suggestions. Am I being unreasonable? Please advise. — The Only Mommy Here Dear Only Mommy: You and Brett need to calm down. Your child won’t be doing a lot of talking for a while. And when your baby does, he or she isn’t going to be calling Carol by any multisyllabic appellations. Your child will probably call her a name that’s easy to pronounce and entirely original. Dear Abby: I am the youngest of three children. Whenever my mom looks through our family photo albums, she makes comments about “the good old days” while she’s

looking at the pictures taken before I was born. It offends me when I hear it because it feels like she’s saying the years she remembers most fondly are the ones before she had me. Am I overreacting? — Out of the Picture, Lewiston, Idaho Dear Out of the Picture: When your mother looks at the photo albums, she might be reminded of a time when she was younger, experienced less stress and had fewer responsibilities. Not knowing her, I can’t tell you if you’re overreacting. But I suggest that you discuss this with her because your feelings might be a mile off target. Please don’t let this fester.

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Coronary-artery disease has silent symptoms Dear Dr. Gott: My 58-yearold husband who is never sick was preparing for a hernia-repair procedure but did not pass the EKG pre-op test. They had him do a stress test, which he also flunked. They did a cardiac catheterization and found the right coronary artery is 100 percent blocked. Another has a 60 percent blockage, and another has two 30 percent blockages. They said they don’t do anything unless a blockage is 70 percent or more and gave him Crestor and metoprolol tartrate. I guess I assumed with 100 percent blockage they would have to do a bypass, but that doesn’t appear to be an option. He said they do this for a living and have standards they have to follow and that it is a little artery and a big blockage. Other vessels seem to have taken over for it. Does this sound reasonable? I’m worried, and he is still in shock that he isn’t the healthy man

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he thought he was. Dear Reader: Unfortunately, as you discovered, some disorders might not reveal outward symptoms and aren’t found until something like hernia repair or other unrelated conditions occur. For example, coronary-artery disease affects millions of Americans — yet they have no symptoms and might remain unaware until they have a heart attack. Symptoms of coronary-artery disease include chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle fails to get an adequate supply of blood rich in oxygen. Silent CAD is just that — silent. Your husband had a com-

pletely blocked artery. Fortunately, another nearby artery took over the work of the malfunctioning one and your husband remained unknowing. This is common. Simply put, this can be compared with a detour on the road. You might have to take an alternate route to get where you are going. But you do get there. Blood flow within arteries can become either partially or totally blocked because of plaque, a material that builds up within arteries. Partial blockage is known as stenosis, or narrowing. One treatment option might be to simply test the artery yearly. Another might be to provide an anticoagulant or a medication to lower cholesterol levels. The latter is what your husband’s physician chose. Invasive methods of opening an artery might be accomplished through angioplasty. Crestor should lower your husband’s cholesterol level

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Ryan and I had been dating for about seven months, but I finally got tired of his pressuring me to have sex. Now Ryan is dating another girl, and I must admit I’m jealous because he was a great guy before his brain thought of nothing but sex. The thing that also bothers me is that the girl he’s dating is very religious, and I know she won’t have sex with him. But I know that after a month or two of being a sweet, caring boyfriend, he’ll turn back into a sex fiend. Do you think I should call and warn her? — Nameless, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Nameless: Do not contact this girl. Since she seemingly has high moral standards, she’ll know how to deal with him when the time comes. Whenever one sees a former boyfriend or girlfriend in a new relationship, the first reaction is, “Poor me.” But you

did the right thing by breaking up with him. Just remember, even if you had given in to his demands, the relationship most likely would have ended anyway. And you’d have been left with a feeling of far greater guilt. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and have an 11 p.m. curfew on date nights. I’ve been dating Jason for four months and have never been late once. Last Saturday, Jason and I went to a basketball game and, after stopping to get something to eat on the way home, I came home 15 minutes past curfew. I was late because the restaurant was crowded and it took longer than usual to get served. I realize now we should have stopped for fast food. When I got home, my parents were a bit irritated, but they didn’t go berserk. When I asked them what my punish-

ment was going to be, they said they didn’t know because they never expected me to be late without calling. Since I was too busy eating, I forgot to call. Now comes your part! My parents asked me to write to you and I will abide by whatever you say regarding my “punishment.” So, it’s all up to you. Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you that I am your biggest fan. — Nameless, Garden Grove, Calif. Nameless: Since this was your first curfew infraction, I’ll go a bit easy on you. But it didn’t hurt that you said you were my biggest fan. Since 11 p.m. is your normal curfew, you must be in the house at 10:45 p.m. for your next two dates — and not a second later! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is our birthday: Conditions are looking favorable where your material concerns and circumstances are involved. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Two loyal friends will help you improve your lot in life. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Hang onto your hopes and expectations. Conditions will eventually pass and things should work out. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You won’t allow any goal or task to intimidate you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Anything you can keep in proper reference will keep you from blowing situations out of perspective. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Someone with whom you’ve

been having a hard time will approach you with a new course of action you both can take. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It will be important to not only consider the practical aspects of an arrangement you have with another but the emotions that might be at play as well when making a big change in the relationship. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although you might have been rather fortunate from a situation another has, you will start to make a contribution in the procedure as well. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Favorable changes could come into play involving a romantic situation that could turn out to benefit you in

some manner. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Something in which you’re involved will work out to your satisfaction when you focus on doing it for a person you love. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re not likely to be able to please everyone, but you should be able to keep most of the people you’re with happy. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The potential for personal accumulation looks rather good for you at this point. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your hard-as-nails presentation rarely goes unnoticed whenever you speak out on anything about which you feel strongly.

and reduce his risk of developing stroke and related cardiac conditions. The metoprolol is a beta blocker used to treat angina and hypertension and to help prevent or treat a heart attack. In this situation, a cardiologist weighed the pros and cons of surgical repair, using a 70 percent blockage as one guideline. I personally know of one patient who was unconscious and not expected to survive. He was sent via ambulance to a large cardiac center where he was monitored closely, placed on medication, and sent home to recuperate. He wasn’t bad enough for surgery! Much to my surprise, the patient survived and did well. He continues to be monitored on a regular basis.

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West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Four (4) and part of Lots 5 and 6, Grove Park Parcel 108U-29-1040002100 PPIN 15067 Deed Book 258 at Page 299 and Book 402 at Page 52 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 2nd day of February, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 3023 Washington Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 07-5456DT Publish: 2/8, 2/15, 2/22(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE INTEREST OF WDWW, A MINOR CAUSE NO. 2007-030GN SUMMONS (Service by Publication) Residence Unknown THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: JOEL EARL WALTERS You have been made a Party to the Petition filed in this Court by HELEN WRIGHT ASHLEY, Petitioner, seeking Termination of Parental Rights of the minor child named in said petition. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Petition in this action to WREN C. WAY, Attorney for Petitioner, whose address is 1001 LOCUST STREET, VICKSBURG, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 1st DAY OF February, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO

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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14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

  

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I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2004 15.5' WELDCRAFT all aluminum semi v hull bass boat. Live well, front/ rear deck, pedestal seats, foot control trolling motor, depth finder, 40 Horse Power Yamaha outboard, life jacket, all accessories included. Very low hours. $5,000 firm. 601-6316838, 601-831-0073. CHURCH FURNITURE: Does your church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple. Windows? Big Sale on new, cushioned pews and pew chairs. 1-800-2318360. www.pews1.com FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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CKC REGISTERED FEMALE Australian Shepherd. 8 months olds, $300. 601661-5289, 601-630-5029.

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.

1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom- $375 monthly, 3 bedroom- $475. Deposit $250. Section 8 welcome. 601-456-3842.

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

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

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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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USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

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

YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

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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.

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

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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org LARGE 1 BEDROOM, newly remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. Deposit required. 601-883-1924, 601-642-0117. 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.

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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207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $500 monthly, deposit/ references required, 662-719-8901. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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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UTICA. 215 HOWELL Street. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. 4 acres, 1 owner. $69,000 Call 501-416-6190 for appointment.

108 Sullivan Cove 3 br, 1.5 bath, Lake view, private cove, community boat launch & pier, quiet street, screened porch, garage, 50's, make offer. Bette Paul Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800 www.Lakehouse.com

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

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40. Cars & Trucks 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU. $4,000 or best offer. 601-529-9448. 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. 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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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!

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601.630.8209

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

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

1626 BROADHILL DRIVE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1900 square feet, 2 story, redecorated, double garage, fenced yard, central heat/ air. $850 monthly. 601-638-3974, 601-5299800.

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

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Commodore Apartments

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BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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