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NEW YORK — It was just last summer that the Dow Jones industrial average shed 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. Investors had a host of things to worry

VHS boys, WC girls advance to state playoffs

D1 WEATHER Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows in the lower to mid-30s Thursday: mostly sunny, highs in the mid-50s Mississippi River:

36.2 feet Rose: 0.3 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


DEATHS • Laura Mae Dent Ellis • Mary Hodge • Charles Ashby Pettway • Lee Nell Varnado • James Ellis Williams • Woodrow Wilson Zenfell


TODAY IN HISTORY 1587: Mary, Queen of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England after she was implicated in a plot to murder her cousin, Queen ElizMary, Queen of abeth I. Scots 1862: The Civil War Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C., ends in victory for Union forces led by Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. 1910: The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated. 1968: Three college students are killed in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whitesonly bowling alley.

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Dow inches toward 13,000 — first since 2008 By The Associated Press


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On A9 Greece leaders prepare for more talks about, including the possibility of another recession.

Now the Dow is within reach of the rarefied 13,000 mark — a level it hasn’t seen since May 2008, four months before the financial system almost came apart. A strong one-day rally — caused by a deal on bailout

money for Greece, perhaps, or an unexpectedly positive economic report — could put it over the top. What’s more, the average is just a 10 percent rally from an all-time high. And 10 percent rallies can happen fast

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Execution is back on for tonight


When 87-year-old opera star Lucia Hawkins Brown looks around her living room full of memories — photos of her smiling with Lyndon B. Johnson, shaking the hand of an exuberant Richard Nixon or on stage with Johnny Carson — she remembers how she owes her start as a soloist to the Church of Christ, Scientist. It’s that indebtedness, she said, that kept her taking care of the modest-sized First Church of Christ, Scientist, on Monroe Street long after it became vacant in 1995. That same endearment makes her eyes glow when she talks about the building’s ongo-

these days. The stomach-turning summer is a bad memory. Europe appears to be getting its act together, last summer’s downgrade of the U.S.’

Brenden Neville•The Vicksburg Post

Lucia Hawkins Brown talks in her home about being the last member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Vicksburg. In the background are paintings and photographs of her in her years of performing opera.

By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi corrections officials said they are preparing to execute death row inmate Edwin Hart Turner tonight after a federal appeals court vacated an order blocking his execution. U.S. District Edwin Hart Judge CarlTurner ton Reeves in Jackson had issued an order on Monday that had blocked the execution until Feb. 20. But Attorney General Jim Hood filed an appeal Tuesday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The appeals court ruled in Hood’s favor this morning and lifted the stay. The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. See Execution, Page A10.

Mitt Romney’s bad day is Rick Santorum’s best Santorum sweeps

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Attorney General Jim Hood explains to reporters that he is upset the House Judiciary A Committee would not let him testify on a bill that would cut his authority.

Panel votes to cut Hood’s power Attorney general against plan to change litigation procedures By Jeff Amy The Associated Press JACKSON — A state House committee voted Tuesday to push forward a bill that would cut Attorney General Jim Hood’s authority, turning down Hood’s request to speak to the group before it voted. An angry Hood claimed the bill is unconstitutional. The lone Democrat in statewide office, Hood said he

made a personal plea to House Judiciary A Committee member Mark Baker to have extra time to study the bill. “To pass a bill affecting the constitutional powers of the attorney general and not let him speak, that shows that they didn’t care what the law is,” Hood said after the meeting. “This is a partisanbacked bill.” The committee voted 14-9 along party lines to approve

the bill, with Baker cutting off debate while Democrats were still trying to offer amendments. Baker, a Brandon Republican, said during the meeting that Hood has had plenty of time to lobby members and make his opinion known. “This bill has been around for five or six years, so I didn’t see the need for a hearing,” Baker said. See Hood, Page A10.

WASHINGTON — Republican Rick Santorum is looking to capitalize on a string of stunning victories that snapped his four-state losing streak and raised new questions about front-runner Mitt Romney’s clout with conservaRick tives. Santorum Romney shrugged off his poor showing, but his losses Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado laid bare his stubborn weakness just when it looked as if his party was beginning to embrace him. Bringing up the rear of the Santorum surge: Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who mostly skipped the contests and finished at or near the back of the pack in all three

Rick Santorum is declared the winner in the non-binding Missouri primary and the Republican caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado.

Santorum sweeps Missouri primary VOTES CAST: 243,283


55.2% 25.3

Romney Paul Uncommitted

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Gingrich not on ballot. Missouri permits an uncommitted option. Primary is non-binding; no delegates are allocated.

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Malynn Kelley, 9, daughter of Nelson and Angela Kelley, catches raindrops on her tongue during a brief evening rain shower on Tuesday in Vicksburg. Kelley and her teammates

Vicksburg man jailed for third domestic assault The charge is Davis’ third for domestic violence, Stewart said. The woman did not require medical attention, he said. Davis was in the Warren County Jail this morning awaiting his initial court appearance.

A Raymond man remained

in jail this morning following his arrest Tuesday night for a probation violation after trying to break into a vending machine at a casino, police Capt. Bobby Stewart said. James Kendall, 24, 122 Patricia Cove, was arrested at 11:04 p.m. while walking in the 4100 block of Washington


believes dates to around 1910. “It used to be a packed church,” she said. It’s been the better part of two decades since the church saw any activity, let alone a full house. For the past 17 years, when her health allowed, Hawkins Brown cleaned the church and paid to have the lawn mowed. The water was turned off, so she took with her several gallon jugs of water so she could mop. She refused, however, to have the electricity cut off, and over the years, she has more than returned any money she made from the Sunday morning solos. “That’s my contribution. Keeping the lights on is only $10 to $15, and I can do that because they helped me get my start,” she said. Members of the Christian Science church, not to be confused with the Church of Scientology, believe in the Bible and rely heavily on the book “Science and Health” by the movement’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy. Members

generally rely on prayer alone for healing, Hawkins Brown said. “If you become spiritual enough and strong enough, this is your doctor right here,” she said, clutching her worn copy of “Science and Health.” She said most Christian Scientists visit doctors when their illness becomes bad enough, but prayer comes first. In the church, services are divided between two people referred to as readers. Instead of a minister, the readers take turns leading the congregation in the weekly lesson. Because of that structure, shortly before the church shut down, no one was in the congregation to hear the readings, she said. If everything goes according to plan, the building soon will be the new home of Narrow Way Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. James E. Williams said. The church currently meets at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Adams Street

Continued from Page A1. ing renovation, even if her beloved church now belongs to Baptists. “If we don’t do something, it will deteriorate. We don’t want it to fall down,” she said. “It’s a nice church, and I’m doing my best to hold onto it.” Hawkins Brown, the sole surviving member of a congregation that’s dwindled for the past 50 years, donated the church property Feb. 1 to her neighbor, the Rev. James E. Williams. Hawkins Brown got her professional singing start making $15 each Sunday as a soloist at a Christian Science church on 142nd Street in New York. From there she went to Broadway and around the world performing classics and show tunes. When she came home to Mississippi to take care of an ailing aunt, she joined the congregation of the Vicksburg church, which she Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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Street. Kendall was stopped and questioned because he matched the description of a man who attempted to break into a vending machine at Ameristar Casino, Stewart said. Kendall was in Issaquena County Jail without bond for the Mississippi Department of Corrections. He also is charged with a misdemeanor.

City man jailed for drug court

while the Monroe Street location is being brought up to code. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” Williams said. On Tuesday, Williams and his brothers-in-law, the Rev. Jesse Jones and Robert Jones, who are brothers, were studying how to repair the aging building’s roof. A leak has ruined some drywall and shingles, and a window is broken, but the building is mostly in sound shape, Williams said. The Jones brothers are performing most of the labor, Williams said, because he is unable do any heavy lifting. “Without them, it wouldn’t get done because I can’t physically do the work,” he said. When his neighbor, Hawkins Brown, found he was looking to move his church into a permanent home, she suggested giving him the former Christian Science building. Despite his own health problems, he said, he couldn’t resist taking on

the project because going to church and ministry is therapeutic. “I can’t give up. I love God too much, and he’s done too much for me,” Williams said. The church has only a handful of members, and once the building has been revamped, it will more than meet the needs of the congregation and give plenty of room for growth, he said. Narrow Way will celebrate its third anniversary in March. “We just want a building where we can meet on Sundays and serve the Lord and fellowship,” he said. “We’re just poor country people. That’s all we know.” It is not uncommon for Christian Science churches to be sold or repurposed after the congregation is dissolved. This past July, The Birmingham (Ala.,) News reported the sale of a large Christian Scientist church after the congregation dwindled from its peak size of 400 members to fewer than 100.

CLUBS American Legion Post 213 — Executive committee, 7 tonight; regular meeting, 8; refreshments will be served. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — 7 tonight; monthly meeting; home of the president. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601634-4174. Omicron Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity — 6 p.m. Thursday; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St. North/South Vicksburg and Warren Central Class of 1972 Reunion — 6 p.m. Friday, planning meeting; Vicksburg Mall’s Meeting Room, near J.C. Penney. Vicksburg Titans — 11 a.m.-

2 p.m. Saturday, pre-registration; WC Junior High; Freda Gaskin, 601-661-6002 or 601618-0734.

BENEFITS Yard Sale — 6 a.m.-noon Saturday; 411 Ridgewood Drive; benefits Tournament Soccer Team.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-638-0011. After School Program — For grades K-12; Central MS Prevention Services; Emma Roberts, 601-631-0102. Riverfest Tickets — Reduced rate through February: one day pass, $10, or weekend pass, $25; Paper Plus, 1318 Washington St.

Social Media Workshop — 10-11:30 a.m. March 3; learn how to use free social media websites; reservations required; Joel Angle and Candace Merrick, presenters; SCHF office, 601-631-2997. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Tabooli With The Toneys — Cooking class, 2-4 p.m. Saturday; cost, $50, includes supplies; space limited; e-mail lmhand@live or ctoney20@ gmail. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated.

CHURCHES Beech Grove M.B. — Citywide revival crusade, 7 p.m. Thursday; Pastor James Williams, speaker; 150 Redbone

A Vicksburg man was arrested Tuesday for drug court sanctions, records show. Matthew J. Duke, 28, 415 Lakewood Road, was arrested at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. He was in Warren County Jail this morning without bond.

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A Vicksburg man arrested Tuesday is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face before leaving a home on Baldwin Ferry Road, police said. Roderick Davis, 27, 1719 Military Ave., was arrested near Clay and Adams streets by Vicksburg police after Davis’ girlfriend reported the assault in the 1900 block of Baldwin Ferry at 9:07 a.m., Capt. Bobby Stewart said.

were at practice for their U10 Vicksburg Soccer Organization team, which is sponsored by Neill Gas. The team is coached by Alton Jones.

A meeting of the City of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen scheduled for today for a discussion of a proposal to raise Vicksburg’s hotel and food and beverage taxes to build a recreational complex has been delayed until Thursday, Mayor Paul Winfield said this morning. Winfield wants to raise by 2 percent the city’s hotel tax and add a 1.5 percent tax on food and beverages sold in the city to fund the purchase and development of property for a sports park. He had set today’s meeting Tuesday after meeting with North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, state Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III to discuss asking the Legislature to approve a bill to allow the city to borrow nearly $20 million to fund the complex. Winfield said he postponed the meeting at Mayfield’s request to give him more time to review the bill. Thursday’s meeting will be at 10 a.m. at City Hall Annex, Winfield said.

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Road. Share a Prayer — 6:30 p.m. Friday; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Alma Smith, 601636-8628. Shiloh Baptist — Women’s Auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; fellowship hall; 920 Meadow St. Shady Grove Baptist — Black History program, 3 p.m. Saturday; Earnestine Johnson, speaker; Richard Johnson, pastor; 61 Shady Grove Circle. Cool Spring M.B. — Black History Extravaganza, 5 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Byron T. Maxwell, pastor; refreshments; 385 Falk Steel Road. House of Peace — Singles Valentine social, 7 p.m. Saturday; McNutt House, 815 First East St.; 601-529-1232 to register; age 18 or older.

Five found guilty Five convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • William G. Smith, 65, 2160 S. Frontage Road, Apt. 8A, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $1,055.50. In Warren County Justice Court: • Jacob J. Barrett, 21, 6801 Paxton Road, Lot 38, was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $677. • Chester L. Bean, 2028-B Cooperwell Drive, Jackson, was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $677. • Allen L. Stubbs, 22, 118 Worthington Ave., Rolling Fork, was convicted of DUI other substances and fined $277. • Samuel Thomas, 54, 503 Lakehill Drive, was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $677.

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In wax

Ocean Springs roosters relocated

OCEAN SPRINGS (AP) — Carl the Downtown Rooster, who roamed Ocean Springs streets since last summer, has been relocated to Vancleave, where he has a pen and the companionship of six hens. Two women who work at a local grocery store found a home for him with nice pens and six hens to oversee. Malcolm, the other surviving downtown rooster, also known as The General, is living in an attorney’s storeroom, waiting to be adopted as well. A flock of about 10 roosters showed up in July and seemed to belong to no one. Only two roosters — affectionately known as Carl and The General — are still alive and had become a novelty in the downtown area of Ocean Springs. The roaming roosters attract onlookers that feed and photograph them. Carl has Facebook and Twitter pages that list rooster sightings, photographs. The General has also jumped in the social media action with a Facebook page.

Channel depth concerns force move of ceremony for USS Mississippi sub

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Harriet Tubman’s great-great-niece and oldest living descendant, Valery Ross Manokey, 76, of Cambridge, Md., left, poses Tuesday with a wax likeness of the renowned abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, at the Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds in Washington during the unveiling of the wax figure in celebration of Black History Month.

Biloxi City Council considers smoking ban BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has heard both sides of the issue: those who want smoking banned in all public places in the city and those who said a smoking ban would be bad for business and personal freedom. Councilwoman Lucy Denton, who proposed the ordinance, said it combined points from smoking bans in Gulfport and Jackson but would need to be “tweaked” to fit Biloxi. She said casinos would be exempt from the smoking ban, including their restaurants and hotels. Representatives of the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and American Heart Association cited the dangers of secondhand smoke and applauded Denton for proposing the ordinance.

Holmes promoted to MHSP head JACKSON — Lt. Col. Mike D. Holmes has been named head of the uniform division of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Holmes is a 25-year veteran of the Highway Patrol. Holmes has served seven years on the patrol’s SWAT team and four years as assistant commander of the patrol’s Special Operation


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Group. Holmes served as director of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division before his promotion. He succeeds Lt. Col. Charles R. Brill who has retired after 33 years with the Highway Patrol.

Man files appeal of 2009 conviction OXFORD — A man sentenced to death in the slaying of a father and son in Lafayette County in 2009 has filed an appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court. Caleb Corrothers, 29, was convicted last May of two counts of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault in Lafayette County. Prosecutors say Corrothers shot and killed Taylor Clark and his father, Frank Clark, over drugs and money. Tonya Clark, Taylor’s mother and Frank’s wife, was shot in the neck during the altercation, but recovered from her wounds.

arrested for allegedly writing a note claiming there was a bomb on campus. Harold Wayne Hadley Jr. was arrested Tuesday at his home in Seminary after a note was found in a bathroom of the industrial services building. The note claimed a bomb had been placed in the school library. Officials immediately closed the library and the industrial building, and a bomb-sniffing dog was brought in from Hattiesburg. In all, 11 agencies responded to the campus but no bomb was found.

Tupelo approves ban on droopy pants TUPELO — Residents with droopy pants or skirts could face hefty fines and community service after Tupelo officials approved a ban against the popular style. The City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to prohibit anyone from wearing pants or skirts that ride more than three inches below the top of the hips and expose skin or underwear.

JCJC student arrested MDA to lead delegation on bomb threat charge to Israel for business ELLISVILLE — A 19-yearold Jones County Junior College student has been

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of state


business leaders on a trade mission to Israel. The group will visit Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem from March 17-22. MDA interim director Jim Barksdale said the trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israel.

Lafayette Co. OKs tennis project OXFORD — Lafayette County will partner with Oxford and the University of Mississippi in an expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Facility. The city and Ole Miss each committed $550,000 to a scaled-down project, which eliminates a viewing deck and clubhouse. The plan now calls for 12 new courts and a building to house bathrooms, storage and a small meeting room for teams. The proposal would allow up to $1.65 million for the tennis expansion and for the renovation of two city-owned baseball fields. Any funds remaining would go toward construction of new baseball fields at Oxford-Lafayette Fields at FNC Park.

PASCAGOULA (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the commissioning for the submarine USS Mississippi will be in Pascagoula rather than Gulfport. “Due to concerns about insufficient channel depths in Gulfport ... the new commissioning site for USS Mississippi is Pascagoul a wi th a scheduled date of June 2,” Mabus, a former Mississippi governor, said in a statement released Ray Tuesday. Mabus The channel is deeper in Pascagoula. Port of Pascagoula Director Mark McAndrews said that it has not yet been determined at which terminal in the harbor the ceremonies will take place. But, he said, with the harbor at 38 feet deep, “the vessel could come in tomorrow.” Construction of the Mississippi began in February 2007. The new attack submarine was christened in Connecticut in December. “I am pleased that we will conduct this once-in-a-ship’s lifetime ceremony in the submarine’s namesake state of Mississippi and greatly appreciate all the support we’ve received from the entire Gulf Coast area to determine an

appropriate site for the commissioning,” Mabus said. General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., and Newport News Shipbuilding, which is a Virginia-based division of Huntington Ingalls, are building the new Virginiaclass subs for the Navy. The vessels are christened at events their builders control. The commissioning is a separate ceremony, which the Navy controls, and the decision about where to have the ceremony was up to Mabus. The USS Mississippi is the latest in the Virginia class of submarines, which are built in partnership between Groton-based Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding at a cost of about $2.6 billion each. The submarines carry torpedoes as well as Tomahawk missiles and have features including a torpedo room that can be refigured to hold Navy SEALs. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss, who represents south Mississippi in Congress, said: “I appreciate all the hard work community leaders from both Pascagoula and Gulfport did to bring the commissioning to Mississippi. From the veterans who served and worked to make this happen, to the shipbuilders who equip our nation’s war fighters; this is a proud day for Mississippi.”


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Cha-ching Pricing Obama’s State of the Union wish list President Barack Obama outlined a litany of proposals in his State of the Union address that he said would have a positive economic impact on the United States. As expected, his approaches would require substantial government spending and the commitment of taxpayer dollars. If Obama were successful in implementing all the programs he proposed last week, just how much would it cost taxpayers? The National Taxpayer Union Foundation estimates that the president proposed $20.7 billion in new federal discretionary spending. NTUF, the research affiliate of the National Taxpayers Union, an advocacy organization for lower taxes, small government, government accountability and economic freedom, has been conducting

these State of the Union economic impact reports since 1999 and has been tracking the fiscal impact of proposed legislation more broadly since 1991. The taxpayer group highlighted the following from Obama’s address: • He proposed 18 items with a potential impact on federal expenditures: three that would reduce the federal budget, eight that would increase it, and seven whose effect was too vague to be estimated. • The largest single cost was the president’s infrastructure proposal. Based on his plans outlined in the American Jobs Act, the projects in this initiative cost more than $11 billion annually. • In short, for every dollar he hopes to save in domestic programs, Obama is counting on saving $128 on defense. According to the NTUF,

it is “a price tag that could only be offset by substantial defense reductions and major tax hikes.” NTUF analysis concluded the president called for $48.7 billion in cuts to defense and homeland security. In this year’s State of the Union, President Obama called for less new spending than last year. In 2011, he called for $21.35 billion in outlays, the foundation said. By comparison, President George W. Bush called in 2006 for less than $1 billion in new discretionary spending and no new military spending that year. In 2008, Bush used his State of the Union message to propose $24.75 billion in discretionary spending and $109.89 billion in defense and homeland security expenditures.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1892 Thornton Baker, mate on the steamboat Arthur Lambert, falls through an open hatch and is killed. • Conductor Will Ramsey’s right foot is badly mangled in an A&V freight wreck. • Peter Kearns is run down and killed by a Valley train.

110 YEARS AGO: 1902 Congress makes an appropriation of $65,000 for the claim of W.G. Clark. • Postmaster M.J. Mulvihill Sr. gets his commission.

100 YEARS AGO: 1912 W.F Gray, former Union soldier, dies. • Mrs. Catherine Ring dies at 86. • The broken shaft of the steamer Falls City is welded.

90 YEARS AGO: 1922 Lee Fisher goes to Oklahoma City to enter business. • Adolph Adler of Baer and Bros. returns from a purchasing trip to New York. • Marion Barber is home after an operation at the Infirmary. • Local insurance men endorse the Stone bill.

80 YEARS AGO: 1932 Mrs. W.A. Kelly Sr. celebrates her 74th birthday. • The Ashmead Chapter, DAR, gives a tea at the home of Mrs. W.B. Cashman. • Eugene Day dies in Baton Rouge. • Aubrey Hirsch arrives from Dallas to spend the summer here with relatives.

70 YEARS AGO: 1942 Miss Mahala Birchett is vising relatives in Baton Rouge. • Pvt. Zack Davidson is here on furlough visiting relatives. • Zelma Girard dies after a long illness. • Charles Lumbley, former resident, is here on a brief visit.

60 YEARS AGO: 1952 Mrs. Clara White of Yokena dies. • The first visit here of the Red Cross Bloodmobile nets 228 pints. • Dr. R.A. Street Jr. is elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology. • Mr. and Mrs. Jerrol

Hullum of Yokena announce the birth of a son, Jerrol Jr. • Sidney McLaurin Fields is named to the honor roll at Mississippi State College for Women.

50 YEARS AGO: 1962 Mrs. Augustine Street is recovering from surgery at Mercy Hospital. • Vera Ann Franco is named to the dean’s list at Siena College Memphis. • Jackie Sanders receives the SFXA Sportsmanship Trophy at the annual basketball banquet. • Dr. J.D. Vessell is elected president of the Vicksburg Tennis Association.

40 YEARS AGO: 1972 The Vicksburg Housing Authority purchases or signs options to acquire all the properties needed for the parking garage sites in the Heart of Vicksburg urban renewal area. • Mrs. Norman R. Moore receives the 1971 Distinguished Volunteer Service Award from the Community Council of Warren County.

30 YEARS AGO: 1982 Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hearn announce the birth of a son, Herbert Fritz-Dale, on Feb. 7. • Billy Ray Walker Jr. celebrates his first birthday. • Austin Davenport dies.

20 YEARS AGO: 1992 Grady Leese volunteers to repair the four-face clock atop the Old Court House Museum. • David Beard, George McBride and Bobby Stewart, Vicksburg Police officers, are recognized for issuing the most child-restraint citations during 1991 and Stewart and Patrolman Jimmy Sweet are recognized for wearing safety belts during accidents in the line of duty. • Hezekiah M. Banks dies. • Betty and Gerald Plank celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

10 YEARS AGO: 2002 Clara Winston dies. • Ray Burroughs demonstrates a bow and arrow for Wyn Pratt’s reading class at Redwood Elementary. • Porters Chapel kindergartners travel to the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson.

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Jindal, Landrieu find common ground on education BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On his push for widespread change to the way Louisiana educates its students and judges its teachers, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal has an unlikely ally in Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. Though the two have not typically been partners in politics, both leaders support the expansion of charter schools, changes to the teacher job protection system called tenure and an increase in choices for parents seeking to get their children out of failing schools.

Those positions put Landrieu at odds with the traditional pro-Democrat teacher unions. But they also put her at the forefront of ongoing national and Louisiana-centric debates about how to transform public education and improve academic achievement. “I am very complimentary of the governor for taking up this issue. He’s a second term governor. He didn’t have to take up this issue, but I’m glad that he did,” Landrieu said Tuesday. But while the state’s top elected leaders have found

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rare common ground, divisions remain. Landrieu said Jindal’s focusing too heavily on creating a statewide voucher program that funnels taxpayer money into private school tuition, and

she wants more spending on school construction, an issue Jindal hasn’t raised. “This has been a 20-year effort. This isn’t an issue that Gov. Jindal owns,” she said. “Potentially, his mark may be broader and deeper. We’ll see how it comes out.” Louisiana scores dismally on national education tests for reading and math, and 44 percent of the public schools receive a “D” or “F” in the state’s grading system based on its accountability standards. Among key tenets of the gov-

Louisiana prepares for sea level to rise NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A scientific report issued by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration predicts that the Louisiana coast could see about 3 feet of sea level rise along the already low and vulnerable Louisiana coast by 2100 — a prediction that leaves this Cajun coast drowning and under siege from storm surge for decades to come. The forecast is part of a new report from a science panel of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the state’s governing body over the coastal zone, meant to guide future planning. The report builds on progress made since Hurricane Katrina to improve the state’s ability to manage its coastal crisis. Louisiana has lost about 1,900 square miles of land since the 1930s and continues to lose about 25 square miles a year. Based on global sea-level rise models, deltaic sinking and other regional factors, the report warns that Louisiana is “particularly sensitive to sealevel rise due to the unique geology” of this delta state. The new report estimates that on average the coast will face a 3-foot increase in sealevel rise over the next century, with some places seeing as much as 4 feet or more. The Bird’s Foot delta, a remote estuary and national wildlife refuge at the mouth of the Mississippi River, is the most at risk, according to maps in the report. The Bird’s Foot delta contains the oil and shrimp town of Venice,

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A scientific report issued by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his administration predicts up to a 3-foot sea-level rise by the year 2100. ship channels and important wetlands. Denise Reed, a coastal geologist at the University of New Orleans, said the state’s estimates were conservative and that the rate of change, if accelerated by glacier melting, could be much greater. “We’re going to have to make adjustments and deal with it,” Reed said. “It’s important for the state to say that sea level rise is here and we need to get our arms around it.” Any report on sea-level rise — which implies recognition of global warming — that comes out of the Louisiana Capitol is welcome, experts said. “I think people in Louisiana

are in denial,” said Len Bahr, a former science adviser to five Louisiana governors. “People in south Louisiana are fairly naive and they are hearing nothing but denial that we have had anything to do with global warming from most of our elected officials.” Louisiana’s congressional delegation and state Legislature are staunch skeptics of global warming science. The governor has not endorsed it, either. The new report itself does not acknowledge global warming. “They don’t deny that sea level is coming up, but they just don’t have to accept the human causes,” said Paul

Kemp, the Baton Rouge-based vice president of the National Audubon Society. He credited this report, and other recent efforts by the state and federal governments, for marshaling up-to-date and sound scientific data. “And the data is pretty inescapable,” Kemp said. Katrina exposed rampant use in the state of inadequate engineering standards and out-of-date elevation benchmarks used before the catastrophic storm for everything from evacuation routes to levee heights. Since the storm, officials have gone to great lengths to bring in better science and engineering.

Corps looks for site to rebury bones of slaves, black Union vets NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bones uncovered at a South Louisiana slave cemetery where black Union veterans were buried after the Civil War will likely be reburied nearby to ensure their reinterment doesn’t disturb other graves, federal authorities have announced. The Army Corps of Engineers says a “monumental marker” will show where those bones have been reburied, while other large concrete markers and trees will outline the Kenner Cemetery and a similar graveyard less than a mile away. Four-foot-wide signs will give historical information about both cemeteries, each of which held 100 to 150 graves, and the adjacent sugar plantations where they were located. The corps says both cemeteries date back to the early

1800s and were used until 1928, when the land in St. Charles Parish was bought for the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The spillway’s 1975 opening unearthed bones near a drainage ditch dug in the early 1970s, when the cemeteries’ locations were unknown. The corps was set to meet today at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan to get comments from descendants of people buried in the graveyards and anyone interested in its proposals for the sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Kenner and Kugler Cemeteries Archaeological District. The cemeteries were created for the bodies of slaves at Roseland Plantation, owned for decades before and after the Civil War by the Oxley and Kenner families, and Hermitage Plantation, originally created by P.A. Rost and bought

in 1890 by George Kugler. One thing the corps wants to learn is what people whose families are buried there want the new grave’s marker to look like, Corps spokeswoman Rachel Rodi said in an interview Tuesday. Officials also will bring plans for some of the eight signs proposed for the cemeteries and along a road between them. The signs will be bolted to posts so they can be removed easily before the spillway is opened. Both cemeteries are within the spillway, which was created after the great flood of 1927 as a place to send water that might otherwise spill over or break down Mississippi

River levees. The markers and tree plantings will be designed to withstand floods without holding back the water. One sign states that, in January 1811, plantations in the Bonnet Carre area were the site of North America’s largest slave uprising. “Hundreds of people defied Louisiana’s slave laws, took up arms, and marched along the River Road past this site, towards New Orleans,” it reads. “They were halted in a battle with local militia. Leaders of the uprising were captured and many were put to death.”

ernor’s education proposals to be debated when the legislative session opens March 12 is the expansion of a limited voucher program in New Orleans. Jindal wants to make it a statewide initiative that would allow students in mediocre and poor-performing schools to use state tax dollars to attend private and parochial schools. As many as 380,000 students would qualify under Jindal’s proposal. The governor calls it a change that would “empower parents” and expand their educational choices.

Landrieu disagrees. “I don’t believe this reform effort is going to be successful if you make vouchers the centerpiece,” she said. The Democratic senator said private schools don’t have the capacity available now or in the next few years to offer true choice to parents. “If you assume that every private school would take a voucher student and had at least 10 percent capacity to do so, you only have room for 12,000 kids. You’re offering an illusion,” Landrieu said.

FEMA plans to waive Katrina victim debts NEW ORLEANS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is implementing a plan to waive debts for thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. An aide to Sen. Mary Landrieu who has been briefed by FEMA said the agency will mail out roughly 90,000 letters next week to inform disaster victims that they may be eligible for waivers. Last year, the agency sent out debt notices in an effort to recover more than $385 million it says was improperly paid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma in 2005. Officials said people are eligible for waivers if they earn less than $90,000 a year and a FEMA error was responsible for the improper payment.

Shreveport soldier dies in Texas wreck SHREVEPORT, La. — The Army says a soldier and war veteran from Shreveport has died in a Texas automobile accident. Spc. Joshua Winn, 21, who was stationed at Fort Hood, died Saturday from injuries in the accident. The wreck happened in Florence, Texas, south of Fort Hood. The driver of a car in which Winn was a passenger is believed to have lost control of the car, which crashed into a tree.



State, nonprofits plan derelict trap cleanup BATON ROUGE, La. — The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has set dates for cleaning abandoned crab traps from waterways in St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes. The department and conservation groups are also calling for volunteers to haul out the traps. Since the program began in 2004, the state has removed and disposed of more than 19,000 derelict and abandoned crab traps, protecting blue crabs and improving safety for boaters. Any traps in public waters during the periods can be removed as derelict.

Man gets prison for bank robbery NEW ORLEANS — A Metairie man had been sentenced to more than two years in prison for robbing a bank last year. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance also on Tuesday sentenced 36-year-old Don Lee Alexander to three years of supervised release following his 30-month prison term. Alexander pleaded guilty in November to robbing a Whitney Bank branch in Metairie on Aug. 19, 2011.


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Alzheimer’s cases expected to rise The Obama Administration will make an extra $50 million available for research, caregiver support and public awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is likely to grow as the baby boom generation ages and the proportion of the population over age 65 increases. Americans age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s disease

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lion dementia research, on top of the $450 million a year it currently spends. The boost opens the possibility that at least one stalled study of a possible therapy might get to start soon. Next week, President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $80 million in new money to spend for Alzheimer’s research in 2013. “The science of Alzheimer’s disease has reached a very interesting juncture,” with promising new findings to pursue after years of false starts, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins told The Associated Press. “We would love to be able to come up with a way

of bringing forward an even larger amount of support.” Patient advocates have long said the nation’s spending on Alzheimer’s research is far too little considering the disease’s current and coming toll. More than 5 million people already have Alzheimer’s or related dementias, a number that, barring a medical breakthrough, is expected to more than double by 2050 because of the aging population. By then, the medical and nursing home bills are projected to cost $1 trillion annually. At a meeting last month, some of the government’s own Alzheimer’s advisers said it could take a research invest-

ment of as much as $2 billion a year to make a real impact. “Our country cannot afford not to make these commitments,” Alzheimer’s Association President Harry Johns told that meeting. For comparison, the government spends nearly $3 billion on AIDS research; about 1.1 million Americans are living with the AIDS virus. But Tuesday, advocates praised the administration for making a down payment in tough economic times. “This is a positive step forward. It’s going to take additional steps on the journey that’s going to get us to the end of this,” Johns said.

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Number of available jobs Again, Bernanke keeping interest low jumps, nears 3-year high WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs in the United States jumped in December to near a three-year high, supporting other data that show a brighter outlook for hiring. Companies and governments posted 3.38 million jobs in December, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from the 3.12 million advertised in the previous month and nearly matches the three-year high reached in September. Job openings in the private sector reached the highest point in almost 3.5 years. Still, overall hiring slipped, and the number of people who quit their jobs also declined. That suggests the job market still isn’t as dynamic as it was before the recession. Manufacturers, retailers and professional and business services all posted gains. Professional and business services include temporary jobs. But they also include high-paying positions, such as architects, engineers and accountants. The report on job openings follows Friday’s employment figures. Those showed employers added 243,000 net jobs in January, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. December also was a big month for hiring, but there were still 13.1 million people unemployed that month. That means an average of 3.9 people competed for each open job in December. In a healthy job market, the ratio is usually around 2 to 1. It generally takes one to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke on Tuesday reiterated the Federal Reserve’s plan to hold interest rates near record lows until at least late 2014. The Fed chairman stuck with the three-year time line at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, even after the government last week reported a surge in January hiring that drove the unemployment rate down to a three-year low. None of the senators asked Bernanke whether the job figures were enough for the Fed to rethink holding interest

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Ironworkers remodel a downtown hotel in Pittsburgh. three months for employers to fill job openings. December’s jump in postings is likely one reason January’s jobs report was healthy. But it also suggests job growth may continue in the coming months. Job openings have rebounded since the recession ended in June 2009, rising 39 percent since then. But they are still far below the pre-recession levels of roughly 4.5 million. And hiring hasn’t kept up with job openings. It’s risen only 11 percent since June 2009. The slow recovery in hiring might be one reason the job market still seems sluggish to many people, particularly

those out of work, even as the unemployment rate has fallen for five months straight. The key issue is how the monthly net job change is calculated: It’s additions to company payrolls minus subtractions. That net figure normally rises as hiring strengthens. But it can also rise even if hiring is weak— as long as layoffs and quits are relatively few. Tuesday’s report shows that most of the improvement in December’s net gain of 203,000 jobs stems from lower layoffs and quits, rather than a pickup in hiring.

Looking for work? Focus on apps SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you’re apt to find it in apps — the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook’s online social network. The demand for applications for everything from games to quantum physics has created 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2007, according to an analysis released Tuesday by technology trade group TechNet. The estimate counts 311,000 jobs at companies making the apps and an additional 155,000 at local merchants who have expanded their payrolls in an

economic ripple effect caused by increased spending at their businesses. The study asserts this socalled “app economy” is still in the early stages of a boom driven by the mobile computing and social networking crazes. “This is a telescope into what the future looks like,” said Michael Mandel, the economist hired by TechNet to produce the report. “This is part of the economy that is actually expanding and hiring. Once you point people in that direction, they can realign their compass pretty quickly.” Apps-makers were adding jobs even when the overall U.S.

unemployment rate climbed to as high as 10 percent in late 2009, Mandel said. That bodes well for even more growth if the economy can extend a gradual recovery from the Great Recession. The national unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January, the lowest level in three years. Government labor statistics don’t yet track jobs focused on apps, partly because the market is still relatively new. That prompted TechNet to try to fill the void. The 15-year-old group represents executives at companies that employ more than 2 million people and generate more than $800 billion in annual revenue combined.

Ben Bernanke rates low for that long. If anything, Bernanke maintained the Fed’s position: the economy is improving at a frustratingly slow pace and that low rates are necessary to boost growth. The Fed has kept its benchmark interest rate near zero

for the past three years. In its policy statement in January, the Fed said it would probably not increase that rate until late 2014 at the earliest — a year and a half later than it had previously said. During the hearing, Republicans repeated familiar concerns. They said keeping rates down could raise the risk of inflation. And low rates punish traditional savers. Bernanke said Fed officials were aware of the risks and were closely monitoring inflation, which he said was low and falling.

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smart money Q: My last name is also the name of a city in California that is infamous for having a women’s correctional facility. Hollywood’s “elite” tend to be sentenced to the Lynwood Correctional Facility whenever they get busted for drunken driving, drugs, assault, BRUCE etc. I think there is a way to profit off of pop culture. My idea is to create a line of T-shirts that can be sold quickly and easily whenever the next Hollywood starlet finds herself in trouble. Can I create a line of shirts that refer to a public building, for example, the Lynwood Correctional Facility? Despite media references, the facility doesn’t



use that name. It is technically called the Century Regional Detention Facility. — T.L., Wisconsin A: I don’t ordinarily mention names in my column, but it was imperative to leave your letter as it was since it had to identify your last name to ask the question. The answer has to be “yes, no and maybe.” You have to be certain that you’re not using any protected name. The only reasonable advice I can give you in this circumstance is to find an attorney who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg and ask him or her in advance if there’s any problem with liability, since you’re dealing in things that are written and possibly copyrighted. Good luck! •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospects for an extension of President Barack Obama’s signature payroll tax cut, once considered a slam dunk on Capitol Hill, now seem far less certain as House-Senate talks have deadlocked over finding ways to pay for it. In a contentious negotiating session Tuesday, Democrats came out against House GOP proposals to partially pay for the two percentage point payroll tax holiday through freezing federal workers’ pay and requiring more affluent seniors to pay higher Medicare premiums. Also at stake is a renewal of jobless benefits for people who have been out of work for more than six months and repairing an outdated government formula to prevent doctors from having to bear a huge cut in their Medicare payments. After four public sessions, the House-Senate talks have failed to yield a single significant breakthrough, lead-

‘Senate Democrats have never come to the table with a plan to offset this new spending that they’re all for.’ John Boehner House Majority Leader ing party leaders in both the GOP-dominated House and Democratic majority Senate to lob charges that their rivals are slow-walking the negotiations. “We have significant concerns about whether Senate Democrats are really willing to step up and work with House Republicans on the payroll tax cut bill,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Tuesday. “Senate Democrats have never come to the

table with a plan to offset this new spending that they’re all for.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has threatened to bring up a whole new measure if the House-Senate negotiations remain stalled. Michigan Rep. Dave Camp, the top GOP negotiator, has turned the focus to the most contentious issue: finding ways to foot the bill for the $150-160 billion cost of the measure. But Camp has been slow to invite Democrats to discuss their ideas to pay for the legislation, insisting — at least until Tuesday — on obeying arcane rules that limit the scope of the debate to the GOP ideas that have passed the House on a near-party line vote last year. That has led to meandering discussions on topics like blocking EPA rules on emissions from industrial boilers and allowing states to impose drug tests on people receiving jobless benefits. After Tuesday’s talks went

nowhere, Camp finally invited Democrats to submit proposals not related to those contained in the House GOP measure and said that negotiators might be forced to scale it back. Tuesday’s almost three-hour discussion, like three previous ones, involved speechifying instead of real negotiations. Lawmakers lobbed charges back and forth over whether it was fair for 3 million federal civilian workers to have their pay frozen for a third consecutive year to help pay for the tax cut and whether seniors with incomes exceeding $80,000 a year should pay more for their Medicare coverage. “It seems to be the flavor of the day to go after federal workers,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Leading Democratic negotiator Sen. Max Baucus of Montana added that, “We should not be penalizing (Medicare) beneficiaries while we’re increasing doctor fees.”

Greek leaders prepare for crucial debt talks ATHENS, Greece — Greek coalition leaders are preparing their responses to a draft deal on harsh cutbacks creditors are demanding to approve a $170 billion bailout that will help the country avoid a looming bankruptcy next month. Their decisions will be announced at a meeting with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, originally scheduled for this morning but pushed back until later in the day. That will give the three coalition parties more time to study the 50-page Englishlanguage document, drawn up with the country’s debt inspectors late Tuesday. The coalition talks have been postponed over the last three days to make time for exhaustive negotiations with representatives of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, on whose approval the continued flow of Greece’s vital rescue loans depends. Without the bailout, Greece would not have enough money to pay off a big bond redemption payment next month, triggering a default.

Yum forecasts strong expansion overseas LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc.’s stock is trading


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS higher as the owner of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut is forecasting more rapid restaurant growth outside the U.S. along with a turnaround for Taco Bell in the U.S. Yum Chief Financial Officer Rick Carucci said Tuesday that healthy profit growth is expected in China, thanks to new restaurants and revenue growth at established stores. The company on Monday reported a 30 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit.

AT&T seeks to provide listings by request MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The state Public Service Commission has approved AT&T’s request to make receiving its White Pages optional. The commission voted 3-0 on Tuesday to allow the company to distribute the phone book to customers only on request. AT&T spokesman Hood Harris said the program will be gradually rolled out to the entire state. The program has been tested in the Mobile market for the last two years. Commission president Lucy Baxley said she has asked AT&T to waive the $3.50

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Santorum Continued from Page A1. states. Santorum cast the results as a victory for a purer form of conservatism than Romney has offered, heard more clearly by voters across the nation’s midsection without a deafening TV air war that the former Massachusetts governor has dominated. The former Pennsylvania senator said in a nationally broadcast interview this morning he thinks conservative Republicans “are beginning to get” that he represents the party’s best chance to oust President Barack Obama. He also used the opportunity to rip into Romney, mocking his criticism of Santorum’s time in Washington in the U.S. Senate and Romney’s attempt to be seen as the political outsider in 2012. Santorum scoffed at Romney’s criticism of his defeat for re-election to the Senate, saying, “A lot of folks lose races, but I didn’t lose, like Gov. Romney, my principles. I wasn’t a well-oiled weather vane.” He said he wants to make Obama “the issue in this race,” not Romney and

Gingrich. Of Obama, Santorum said: “He believes he’s the smartest guy in the country and he should tell people what to believe and how to live their lives.” Santorum also said, “Mitt Romney is saying I’m not a conservative. I mean, that’s laughable.” In the glow of victory Tuesday night, he told his supporters, “We had an opportunity to see what a campaign looks like when one candidate isn’t outspent 5- or 10-to-1 by negative ads impugning their integrity and distorting their record. This is a more accurate representation, frankly, of what the fall race will look like,” a jubilant Santorum told a cheering crowd in St. Charles, Mo. But it was far from clear that Santorum, who has a post office box for a campaign headquarters and relies on volunteers to handle scheduling, can quickly turn the momentum into the millions of campaign dollars he would need to overcome Romney. Still, he looked past the nomination fight.

“I don’t stand here to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama,” Santorum said. On health care, cap and trade and the Wall Street bailout, he charged, “Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama.” In Denver, Romney congratulated his rival. The revived questions about Romney’s appeal with conservatives at the party’s core were even sharper in light of his aggressive push to court them in recent days. Santorum’s shoestring candidacy thrived. And the GOP nomination fight many in the party hoped would resolve itself after Super Tuesday now threatened to rumble past March 6 — while Obama watches from his presidential perch in the White House, and waits. “This was a good night for Rick Santorum,” Romney told supporters in Denver Tuesday night. He offered a bit of forced optimism: “We’ll keep on campaigning down the road, but I expect to become our nominee with your help.” Romney added, “When this

sented the state or by declining to represent an agency. He could not cite specific instances. Republicans have opposed efforts by Hood and past attorneys general to launch big lawsuits against corporations that can involve huge sums of money and sweeping outcomes. Party members have been trying for years to limit Hood’s authority. Previous bills passed by the Republican-led Senate would have curtailed Hood’s ability to hire and pay outside lawyers. Those bills died in what was then a Democraticcontrolled House. Republicans won a House majority in November. Tuesday’s bill, sponsored by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, instead would let others hire lawyers without Hood’s OK any time an agency head finds Hood has a conflict or can’t adequately represent the agency. “Their lawyer is going to come into court and say, ‘Judge, we don’t think the attorney general ought to be filing this suit,”’ Hood said at a news conference later Tuesday. He pointed to a 1944 state Supreme Court decision that he says makes it unconstitutional for lawmakers to strip

the attorney general’s power to be the sole manager of state legal business. “You have violated the separation of powers by trying to do the attorney general’s job from the Legislature,” Hood said. He said he would likely file a lawsuit to challenge the bill if it becomes law. Democrats said they were also worried about agencies hiring lawyers to contradict Hood in court. “My problem is creating all these mini attorney generals in the executive branch,” Rep. Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, said during the meeting. Last week, House members passed a bill that supporters said would strengthen protections against sexual abuse of minors. That bill, like the one aimed at Hood considered Tuesday, is a Republican priority that died repeatedly in a Democraticcontrolled House. Now in the majority, the GOP is pushing those long-frustrated measures. “They have an obvious agenda and they’re bringing it out and cramming it down our throats,” said Rep. Bob Evans, D-Monticello. “It’s their agenda and bipartisanship be damned.”

A separate petition was filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court. The petition contended that Mississippi is one of 10 states that permit someone who suffered from serious mental illness at the time of the offense to be executed. Turner’s lawyers want the

court to prohibit the execution of mentally ill people as it did for inmates considered mentally retarded. There’s little dispute that Turner killed two men while robbing gas stations, then went home and had a meal of shrimp and cinnamon rolls before going to sleep.

Hood Continued from Page A1. Baker said after the meeting that he would have allowed Hood to speak during the meeting if Hood had asked. “He asked for a separate public hearing,” Baker said. “He didn’t ask to speak to the meeting. If he had asked, I would have recognized him. He sat at the table.” The measure, which the full House is expected to consider Thursday, would allow statewide elected officials and the heads of state agencies to hire lawyers without the attorney general’s approval. It also would require the attorney general and any other government official who pays a lawyer more than $100,000 to submit contracts for online publication. Hood already is voluntarily putting contracts with outside lawyers online. Baker said the bill is meant to make sure the attorney general can’t override the wishes of an agency director or of any other statewide elected official. “It’s good policy that agency heads have a voice in litigation that involves their agency,” Baker said. Baker said that at times in the past, the attorney general had improperly affected state policy by how he repre-

Execution Continued from Page A1. Turner’s lawyer, James Craig, had persuaded Reeves to temporarily block the execution after arguing that a Mississippi Department of Corrections policy prevented Turner from getting tests that could prove he was mentally ill when he killed two men during robberies in 1995.

primary season is over, we’re going to stand united as a party behind our nominee to defeat Barack Obama.” He wasn’t the only loser. On the first day of multistate voting, the trio of contests exposed a glaring deficiency for Gingrich. The former House speaker lacked the resources and organization to compete just as he’s trying to project strength heading into the Super Tuesday elections. He made only minimal efforts in the three states that voted and stayed out of sight as the results rolled in. Gingrich is focusing on Ohio, where early voting has begun in the March 6 primary. Texas congressman Ron Paul, meanwhile, reveled in his second-place win in Minnesota and vowed to keep collecting delegates to take to the GOP’s national convention this summer. Tuesday’s contests will have little bearing on the race for delegates. Missouri’s nonbinding primary in particular was little more than an extensive warm-up routine. The state will hold an official caucus in March. But even symbolic victories

can produce or slow down momentum. Romney’s camp began downplaying the results hours before the voting began. Rich Beeson, his political director, released a memo earlier in the day noting that even Sen. John McCain lost 19 states on the way to capturing the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. Following Maine’s low-profile caucuses, which conclude Saturday, the candidates will have an extended lull. Beeson recently noted that momentum would be vital heading into the 17-day period without an election, something he likened to a grand canyon with no precedent in modern presidential politics. “If you don’t have momentum and resources coming into it, it’s going to be hard to have momentum and resources coming out of it,” Beeson said. That was a week before he realized his boss would suddenly see his momentum disappear.

Caffeine fix as easy as inhaling CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks. The product, called AeroShot, went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and is also available in France. A single unit costs $2.99 at convenience, mom-and-pop, liquor and online stores. Biomedical engineering professor David Edwards said AeroShot is safe and does not contain common additives, like taurine, used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks. Each grey-andyellow plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, plus B vitamins. But Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review AeroShot, saying he fears it will be used as a club drug.

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Continued from Page A1. credit rating was quickly forgotten, Washington is mostly behaving, and recession fears are gone. “There are signs that the economy is getting back on its feet and the market is reacting to that,” says John Prestbo, executive director of Dow Jones Indexes. “The mood is just better in this country than it has been for a while.” On Wall Street, too. An hour after this morning’s opening, the Dow traded at 12,886, a 21 percent rally from Oct. 3, its low point for last year. In January, the average rose more or less in a

straight line and added 3.4 percent, its best start to a year since 1997. From here, the record is tantalizingly close — 14,164.53, reached Oct. 9, 2007, when the investment houses Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers still existed and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. A 10 percent surge might seem like a lot, but it’s really not. The Dow has gained almost 15 percent since Nov. 25, just 10 weeks ago. Though there’s a long way to go to get the country back to economic health, there are pockets of encourage-

ment. Unemployment is still 8.3 percent, but it’s the lowest since February 2009. Economic output grew every quarter last year. Corporate earnings growth has slowed, but analysts think it will pick up again later this year. Investors, always wary of uncertainty, may even be encouraged by some clarity in the Republican presidential nominating race. Investors are no longer just trying to stem their losses, says Mark Lehmann, president of JMP Securities in San Francisco: “They’re playing a little offense. Six months ago,

they were playing defense.” There’s evidence that the rally has room to run. In a popular measure of how expensive stocks are, the 30 companies that make up the Dow are trading at an average of about 13 times their annual earnings per share. The last time the Dow was at 13,000, in May 2008, stocks were trading for about 15 times earnings. Stock-market research firm Birinyi Associates estimates Dow stocks have traded at an average of 16 times earnings over the past two decades. The fire-sale discounts have already come and

gone, though. Those were back in early 2009, when the Dow bottomed at 6,547.05, its Great Recession low — a little more than half the level now. Back then, Dow stocks traded at nine times earnings. Not everyone believes the rally will last. Joe Gordon, managing partner at Gordon Asset Management in North Carolina, is dubious. He cites the unresolved European debt crisis, the U.S.’ historically high national debt and the millions of people who have given up looking for work, part of the so-called underemployed.

deaths Laura Mae Dent Ellis LORMAN — Graveside services for Laura Mae Dent Ellis, 94, who died Feb. 7, 2012, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg, will be at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Cane Ridge Cemetery in Lorman. Mrs. Ellis’ nephews, the Revs. David Brooks of Nettleton and Michael McReynolds of Hillsboro, Texas, will officiate. Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service. Mrs. Ellis was born June 23, 1917, in Lorman, the daughter of Warren W. and Laura M. Dent. She was a graduate of United Vocational High School and Clark’s Business School. She worked as a bookkeeper in her father’s auto repair business and at Southwest Electric Power Association. She also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Lorman. Mrs. Ellis was a lifelong resident of Lorman, a member of the Cane Ridge United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. When she retired from the postal service, she loved to garden and cook and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed traveling and doing needlework. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Iler Killingsworth Ellis; and her siblings, Camille Dent Brooks, Nell McReynolds and Bedford “Pete” Dent. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Ellis Sikes; sons, Iler Scott Ellis and Warren Anon Ellis; granddaughters, L. Korinne Sikes Bello, Anona Ellis Davenport and Mercedes Ellis; and grandsons, Steven Ellis Sikes and Warren Iler Ellis. She also leaves seven greatgrandchildren, Jacqueline Bello, Taylor Sikes, Laura Bello, Samantha Bello, Sage Davenport, Ryder Davenport and Asher Davenport; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be sonin-law, S.A. “Butch” Sikes; grandsons, Steven Ellis Sikes and Warren Iler Ellis; nephews, Michael Dent and Hayden Dent; and special friend, Jamie Curtis. The family would like to thank the staff at Promise Hospital and Dr. Paul Pierce III for the loving care they gave during the last days of our loved one’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Cane Ridge Cemetery Association, 4353 Rodney Road, Lorman, MS 39096 or to the charity of your choice. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mary Hodge ROLLING FORK — Mary Hodge died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She was 83. Mrs. Hodge is survived by Donnell Johnson, whom she reared, of Jackson; six brothers, Clearence Jackson and Nathaniel Johnson, both of Chicago, Percy Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, Dosia Johnson of Vicksburg, Dorsey Johnson of Cary and Roosevelt Johnson of St. Paul, Minn.; five sisters, Lillian Shephard, Rena Johnson and Pearlie John-

son, all of Chicago, Mamie Taylor Stubbs of Jackson and Ola Johnson of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork with Pastor Kelvin Rankin officiating. Burial will follow at Cary Community Cemetery.

Charles Ashby Pettway Charles Ashby “Dick” Pettway died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was 90. Born in Warren County, he was the son of the late John Ashby Pettway and Clara Hagans Pettway. He attended Oak Ridge Academy and served in the Army in World War II in the 7th Division 184th Infantry in the Pacific Theater of war. Mr. Pettway was a former employee of the Warren County Highway Department, a truck driver and, in the later years, a pulpwood supervisor for a lumber company. He was a devout Christian. He is survived by a son, Paul Thomas Pettway (Debbie); three grandchildren, Evelyn Marie Hartley (Glenn), Charles Thomas Pettway (Sherlyn) and Paula Pettway Hunt; five great-grandchildren, Torie Henson (Trey), Ashton Everett (Ashley), Charlie Hilderbrand (Chase), Will Everett and Wayne Hunt; and one great-great-granddaughter, Ryan Baker. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kuhrman Cox officiating. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Family and friends will meet at the Oak Ridge Community Center following the services. Pallbearers will be Charles T. Pettway, Wayne Hunt, Ashton Everett, Will Everett, Larry Thomas and Marcus Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Thomas, Lewis Hatcher, Bruce Guillott and Stacy Hartley. Memorials may be made to the Mississippi State Troopers Association.

James Ellis Williams EDWARDS — Services for James Ellis “Dick Willis” Williams will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at United M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery in Edwards. Visitation will be from noon until 7 tonight at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family hour from 6 until 7. Mr. Williams died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Edwards. He was 77. Mr. Williams was a former member of Friendship Baptist Church of Edwards and attended Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in Korea and other countries. He was a former alderman of the town of Edwards. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Williams. Survivors include his mother, Willie V. Williams Crump of Edwards; two sons, Rodney States and James Morris of Chicago; two

daughters, Tracie Primer of Jackson and Parlene Pursley of Champaign, Ill.; three sisters, Amelia Scott of Long Beach, Calif., Connie Thompson of Edwards and Monocia “Sue” Connors of Jackson; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other relatives, including Susie Williams of Vicksburg.

Lee Nell Varnado PORT GIBSON — Lee Nell Varnado died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg. She was 85. A native of Franklin County, she had been making her home in Port Gibson for the past 57 years. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Jefferson County and was employed at the American Paper Tube Co. in Port Gibson for 37 years. She was a member of the Friendship Club in Port Gibson and was a faithful member of the Port Gibson Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Varnado; and her husband of 64 years, Leroy, in 2007. Survivors include her daughter, Annell Parman and her husband, Buddy, of Port Gibson; her son, Daniel Varnado of West Monroe; her sister, Bobbie Coleman Smith of Nashville; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 8, 2012, at Port Gibson Baptist Church. Interment followed at the Union Church Cemetery in Union Church. Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. today until the hour of the service at the church.

Woodrow Wilson Zenfell SUNSET HILLS, Mo. — Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Zenfell died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at his home at the age of 94. Woody is survived by his wife, Victoria, of Sunset Hills; his children, Woody Jr. of Sunset Hills, Jennifer of





Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the lower to mid-30s; mostly sunny Thursday, highs in the mid-50s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Moberly, Mo., and Martha of London, England; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. A native of Vicksburg and Clarksdale, Miss., Woody was employed by the National Park Service (NPS) as a civil engineer and worked in the following national parks: Vicksburg National Military Park; C&O Canal in Maryland; Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee; Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi and Tennessee; and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, where one of his long-lasting achievements was the Blue Ridge Parkway scenic highway. During World War II, Woody served in the U.S. Navy as communications officer with the rank of lieutenant. He was on duty both on naval cruisers Woodrow Wilson as well as on Zenfell shore in the Pacific. Woody returned to building our country’s parkways and parks upon completion of his naval service. Woody came to St. Louis in the early 1960s as supervisory park engineer with NPS for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) Project. His job on the project was to serve as liaison between the government and the architects, contractors, subcontractors, consultants and other groups involved in the arch project. While in this role he had to be, at different times, engineer, politician, mediator, media contact and tour guide (including to the president of the United States) and was involved with almost every decision involving the Arch, including labor relations and equal opportunities. In 1966, Woody became the regional director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor. In this

position, he was responsible for the coordination of Equal Employment Opportunity aspects of all federal and federally assisted contracts in 14 states. From 1973 until 1993, Woody served as the executive director of the St. Louis Area Construction Users Council, a non-profit organization composed of larger local industrial corporations. Throughout his life, Woody was an active civic leader — serving as owner representative on the PRIDE board of directors and also as a member and officer of the Rotary Clubs where he resided. Additionally, he regularly spoke to groups about his experience in building the country’s parkways, parks and his efforts with equal employment opportunities. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Kutis Affton Funeral Home, 101051 Gravois, St. Louis, Mo. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The family would like to thank Bethesda Dilworth and Bethesda Hospice Care for their care and support. Memorial donations can be made to the National Park Foundation ( and the Jefferson National Parks Association (

Thursday-Friday Mostly cloudy Thursday night, lows in the mid30s; mostly cloudy Friday, chance of light rain, lows in the upper 30s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the lower to mid-30s Thursday-Friday Mostly cloudy Thursday night, lows in the mid30s; mostly cloudy Friday, chance of light rain, lows in the upper 30s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 62º Low/past 24 hours............... 42º Average temperature......... 52º Normal this date................... 49º Record low.................5º in 1895 Record high............82º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.05 inch This month..............4.93 inches Total/year.............. 10.01 inches Normal/month......1.36 inches Normal/year...........6.83 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 5:53 A.M. Most active..................N/A P.M. Active............................. 6:18 P.M. Most active................12:06 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:41 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:42 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:52

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.2 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 23.4 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.7 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 23.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 18.2 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 27.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................84.0 River....................................83.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 37.7 Friday....................................... 35.5 Saturday................................. 33.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 24.3 Friday....................................... 23.4 Saturday................................. 21.7 Greenville Thursday................................ 41.5 Friday....................................... 41.5 Saturday................................. 41.4 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 36.8 Friday....................................... 36.8 Saturday................................. 36.9


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Experts: Gay marriage ban’s path to high court is unclear SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conservative critics like to point out that the federal appeals court that just declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional has its decisions overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court more often than other judicial circuits, a record that could prove predictive if the high court agrees to review the gay marriage case on appeal. Yet legal experts seemed to think the panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals that struck down the voter-approved ban on Tuesday purposefully served up its 2-1 opinion in a narrow way and seasoned it with established holdings so the Supreme Court would be less tempted to bite. The appeals court not only limited the scope of its decision to California, even though the 9th Circuit also has jurisdiction in eight other western states, but relied on the Supreme Court’s own 1996 decision overturning a Colorado measure that outlawed discrimination protections for gay people to argue that the voter-approved Proposition 8 violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian Californians. That approach makes it less likely the high court would step in, as it might have if the 9th Circuit panel had concluded that any state laws or amendments limiting marriage to a man and a woman run afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s promise of equal treatment, several analysts said. Lawyers for the coalition of religious conservative groups that qualified Proposition 8 for the November 2008 ballot and campaigned for its passage said they have not decided whether to ask a bigger 9th Circuit to rehear the case or to take an appeal directly to the Supreme Court. However, they said they were optimistic

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Frank and Joe Capley-Alfano embrace while listening to city leaders at City Hall in San Francisco on Tuesday. that if the high court accepts an appeal, Tuesday’s ruling would be reversed. Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who was named to the 9th Circuit by President Jimmy Carter, wrote Tuesday’s 80-page ruling with concurrence from Judge Michael Daly Hawkins, an early appointee of President Bill Clinton. Judge Randy Smith, who was the last 9th Circuit judge nominated by President George W. Bush, dissented. In tailoring the decision to apply only to California, Reinhardt cited two factors that distinguish Proposition 8 from the one-man, one-woman marriage laws and constitutional amendments in the other 9th Circuit states and that,

he said, demonstrate that it “serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and humanity of gays and lesbians.” The first is that California since 2005 has granted samesex couples all the rights and benefits of marriage if they register as domestic partners. The second is that five months before Proposition 8 was enacted as a state constitutional amendment, the California Supreme Court had legalized same-sex marriage by striking down a pair of laws that had limited marriage to a man and a woman. California is the only state, therefore, where gays have won the right to marry and had it stripped away.

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Achievements • Robert Arledge, a senior at St. Aloysius High School, has been recommended by U.S. Rep. Bennie G. Thompson to the United States Robert Coast Arledge Guard Academy. Arledge serves as student body president and is a member of the football, power lifting and track teams, the Environmental Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The son of Mary G. Arledge of Vicksburg, he is an Eagle Scout and member of Catholic Youth Organization.

Honor rolls • Meredith F. Edney of Vicksburg has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. • Vicksburg students named to the dean’s honor roll for the fall semester at the University of Mississippi were Chandler Glenn Mims, Ansley McMillin Fulcher, Lindsay Elizabeth Boolos, Rachel Kathryn Thomas, Ashley Nicole Herndon, Daniel Peter Chausse, Dylan Scott, Nathanael James Jabour, Jared Rosmond Aden, Jenna Lee Cialone and Jeralyn Paige Stuart.

In attendance • Dr. Alex D.W. Acholonu, professor of biology at Alcorn State University, attended the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., where he presented a paper on HIV/ AIDS in Mississippi. Dr. Acholonu also published two articles: “Water Quality Studies on the Big Sunflower River and Yazoo River in Mississippi,” a water pollution study conducted with his field biology and ecology students. in Advances in Science and Technology Journal and “Water Quality Studies on the Okitankwo River in Owerri, Nigeria,” a collaborative study with Dr. Peter U. Okorie of Imo State University, in the Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences.

Upcoming events • Vicksburg Catholic School $10,000 Drawdown — 6 p.m. Feb. 19, Vicksburg Convention Center; auction, food, drinks, door prizes; tickets at St. Francis Xavier and St. Aloysius offices or by calling 601-630-9762. • Mississippi College ACT Review Course — $20 per session, deadline to register is Feb. 20; test mechanics/ reading, 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 25; grammar, 12:30-3 p.m. Feb. 25; math, 9-11:30 a.m. March 3; science, 12:30-3 p.m. March 3; 601-925-3265 for information. • Mississippi State Veterinary Camp — For ages 13-15; June 7-9 or June 14-16 at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine; fee, $150, includes lunch, scrub top and lab activities; applications required by March 1; Andrew Nelson, 731-513-0181, for info.

A butcher, a baker, a candlestick-maker...? Career fair offers wide-open look at future By Pamela Hitchins Vicksburg High School junior Jefferson Fabian made a stop at the River Region Medical Center booth at the Regional Career Fair Tuesday, picked up hospital literature and talked about possible paths for his future. “I’m really interested in something in the medical field that will help people,” said Jefferson, 16. “I have always thought physical therapy would be a cool thing to do, and maybe pharmacy, too.” RRMC speech pathologist Tamla Turner ticked off those and other options Jefferson could think about as he plans next year’s academic schedules and ponders college. “It’s a good idea,” Turner said of the career fair, organized by the Vicksburg Warren School District. “It shows them what’s out there for them, gives them an idea of a career they might not have thought of or even heard of before, especially the younger kids.” Rated a rousing success, the regional career fair has been in the works since October, said Henrietta Spates, a 29-year veteran with the VWSD who was in charge of organizing it. “This was a spin-off of the separate, nontraditional tech career fairs we held at the high schools last year.” Participating at the Vicksburg Convention Centerwere about 70 exhibitors, from banks and financial institutions to the Warren County District Attorney’s Office, and from local fire and police departments to branches of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Spates estimated that 1,500 to 2,000 students from local public high schools, Warren Central and VHS, as well as St. Aloysius, the city’s parochial school, Porters Chpael Academy, a private school, and schools from outside the area — South Delta High School in Rolling Fork, Port Gibson High School and Claiborne County Career Technical Center — had the opportunity to speak with employees who, like Turner, were working in the field. “Our main focus was that

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Mississippi State University admissions counselor Erron Flowers distributes school info to, from left, Vicksburg High students Chelsi Smith, 16, daughter of Freddie and students had an opportunity to sample careers available to them here as well as outside Warren County, and find their career niche,” said Spates, a former special education teacher who’s now the district’s career tech coordinator. “It’s good to get them out and let them be exposed to the variety of careers they could have,” said Anita Martin, a teller with BancorpSouth, which featured a table filled with laminated job descriptions. In addition to businesses, schools as near as Mississippi College in Clinton and as far as the Nashville Auto Diesel College sent representatives, as did such local industrial employers as International Paper. Like Jefferson, many of the students clustered around the River Region booth. VHS freshmen Deante Drayton, 15, and Marquez Pickett, 14, said they came mainly to “look around.” “Ninth-graders are still at a point where they are not sure what they want to do or what’s available to them,” said Beverly Coston, direc-

Lillie Smith; Jessica Sanders, 16, daughter of Lucille and Jason Sanders; and Markee Thompson, 17, son of Pamela Thompson.

Jefferson Fabian, 16, speaks with speech pathologist Tamla Turner about opportunities with River Region Medical Center. Jeftor of RRMC’s cardiopulmonary department, who spoke with Deante and Marquez. “I let them know the medical field will always be around. Nursing is in high demand, for example. There’s a lot of opportunity there.” Vicksburg Fire investiga-

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ferson, the son of Abel Fabian and Vianey Martinez, said he was looking into the medical field as a career.

tor Leslie Sanders said “a handful” of students had stopped by the department’s booth, hearing about medical service jobs as well as firefighting. VFD representatives had spoken with students many times before, but this career fair offered

an advantage, she said. “We used to have to pack up everything and take it to the gym at one school and then the others,” Sanders said. “This is the first year they’ve had it under one roof. It’s much better.”


Unhealthy snacks remain plentiful in schools By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Junk food remains plentiful at the nation’s elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests. Between 2006 and 2010, nearly half of public and private schools surveyed sold sweet or salty snack foods in vending machines or other places, the study found. There was little change over the four years, a surprising finding given vocal advocacy campaigns to improve kids’ diets, said researcher Lindsey Turner, a health psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study focused on snacks not sold during mealtimes. Schools most likely to sell chips, cookies or similar foods were in the South, where obesity is the highest. The results are concern-

The new study, which focused only on foods, is based on surveys mailed to principals at public and private elementary schools. ing, Turner said, because they show that many schools have not heeded messages from health advocates including the Institute of Medicine, which in a 2007 report urged limiting availability of food in schools outside of mealtimes. Many schools in the study also offered more healthy foods outside of mealtimes, including fruit and vegetables. But selling them along with junk food may tempt kids to skip the healthy options, and sends “mixed messages about healthful nutrition,” said Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford Univer-

sity pediatrician and obesity prevention researcher. Recent data suggest that almost 20 percent of elementary school children nationwide are obese. Policies that limit junk food sold in schools have been linked with less obesity among students, said C. Tracy Orleans, a senior scientist at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which paid for the study. Anti-obesity advocates have pushed to remove sugary sodas from schools, and some states and schools have enacted bans. A 2010 report found a decline in sales of these drinks to schools during years studied. The new study, which focused only on foods, is based on surveys mailed to principals at public and private elementary schools. Nearly 4,000 responded, or more than half of those contacted.

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Warrenton Elementary student Jon Bantugan, 12, accepts his trophy from Bowmar GATES teacher Sherry Garmon after winning the Vicksburg Warren School District Spelling Bee at Bowmar Elementary. “Cellophane” was the final word that earned Jon the spot at the 2012 Mississippi Statewide Spelling Bee, which will be March 20 at the Mississippi Public Broadcasting studio in Jackson. Eight students competed in Thursday’s bee. Jon is the son of Ruleo and Jeane Bantugan.


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school by school Beechwood • Ann Haden’s fifth-grade GATES students completed a study of Vicksburg architecture with a tour of the Old Court House Museum, Duff Green Mansion and various homes. Parent Donna Corley spoke to students about her mission trip to China. • Kaleb Miller, Jasmine Anderson and MyKayla Reed from Cathy Goss’ class read to the principal. • Science Fair winners: Class I, Physics — Matthew Gray, first place; Aaliyah Wilson, second place; and Samuel Terrett, third place; Class II, Behavioral Science — Hailey Garner, first place; Chris Farrish, second place; and Emily Powers, third place; Class II, Botany — Robert Fleming, first place; Jaylen Whitaker, second place; and Jada Erves, third place; Class II, Chemistry — Chandler Alexander, first place; RasDashaund Washington, second place; and Elaina Bailey, third place; Class II, Biochemistry — Shea Hampton, first place; Jackson Skeens, second place; and Jamaris McDaniel, third place; Class II, Microbiology — Talia Hardaway, first place; Jillian Creel, second place; and Madison Dixon, third place; Class II, Physics — Caitlin Hale, first place; Trevor Rouse, second place; and Jessica Ainsworth, third place; Class II, Zoology — Desari Nevels, first place; and Kaleb Britt, second place; Class II, Earth, Space and Environmental Science — Tyler Starnes, first place; Peyton McCurley, second place; and Tyree Younger, third place; Class II, Engineering, Computers and Math — Johnathan Sullivan, first place; Zane Flaharty, second place; and Karis Wymbs, third place; Class II, Medicine and Health — Ella McHan, first place; Audrey Johnson, second place; and Taylor Lampkin, third place.

Bovina • Second- and third-graders presented “Reading

a study of 3-D shapes.

P is for pajama

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Hawkins Preschool teacher Sue VanDenAkker sits in pajamas with students, from left, Owen Eslinger, 4, son of Yolanda and Owen Eslinger, Addison LeRae Keller, 4, daughter of Kristy and Trayce Gullett, Rainbow,” a musical program written and directed by Jennifer Tillotson and narrated by Frankie Borries and Shawn Lee. Second- and third-grade GATES attended Fish Day at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science to conclude their study of oceanography. • Students attended Warren Central High School’s matinee production of “The Music Man.” • Student Council leaders for the week were Joseph Ingram and Laney Smith. • Library helpers for the week were Kylah Steadman and Joseph Ertle. • Pledge leaders for the week were Jace Riggs, Kyleigh Weekly, A’mya Tolliver, Layla Brewer, Natalie Edwards, Tori Lynn, Erik Stevens, Cheyenne Soto, Ella Brewer and Gabrelle McLeod.

Bowmar • All-Star Accelerated Reader classes for January were Michel Sibley’s kinder-

and Caleb Carr, 4, son of Susannah and Todd Carr, during a game at the school. The class dressed in pajamas to celebrate the letter P.

garten, Nadia Andrews’ third grade and Jackie Wilson’s sixth grade. Top AR readers for the week: kindergarten — Lauren Kilroy, Clay Crane, Kei’Mya Walton, Sara-Kate Stinson, Nicholas Allen and Cade Fairley; first grade — Mateo Byrd, Sha’Kyria Allen, Morgan Felton, Ja’Kenya Bershell, Mira Patel and Claire Ellison; second grade — Brandon Gilliam, Mary Bay Procell, Mary Katherine Archer, Jamison Pendleton, Katherine Tanner and Elijah Gonzales; third grade — Scott Wallace, Tessa Halterman, Ricky Carraway, Benjamin Talbot, Shreya Surti and Elaina Delgado; fourth grade — Anthony Njiti, John Robert Jabour, Andrew Brewer, Mary Beth Tingle, Michell Liu and Haleigh Erwin; fifth grade — Keanna Abraham, Machia Lumpkin, Skylar Anderson, Taylor Byrne, Jasmin Carpenter and Jai Kingdom; sixth grade — Katelyn Morson, Aaleah Harris, Myshia Waters, Makayla Cowan, Mary

Ranager and D’Anfernee Battle. • Pledge captains were Dylan Whitfield, Andrew Brewer, Nykeria Shelton, Jamal Lee, Alex Beers, Haleigh Erwin, Madisyn Peterson, Steed Springfield, Grace Hasty and Gabriel Katzenmeyer. • Students who read to the principal were Judson Jones, Charles Brooks, Da’Swayla Powers and Christopher Bell. Students who met Book It! goals were Ricky Carraway, Rachel Garmon, Chloe Bailess, Tessa Halterman, Michael Waites, Rose Marie Thuha and Zac Boyd. • Parent volunteers were Audrey Robbins, Ashley Jennings, Amy Jackson and Tammy Allen. After reading “Prima Ballerina,” Bridgett Hunt spoke to Carolyn Bradley’s fifth-graders about dance. • Jordan Amborn’s secondgraders worked with Diane Liddell’s first-graders to make designs from marshmallows and toothpicks after

• Pledge leaders were Lauren Flaggs, Willie Jones, Caleb Coleman, Holly Thornell and Tyra Wardley. • Parents who donated school supplies to the prekindergarten of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn were LaToya Minor, LaToya Kline and Paula Storey. Students who scored at least 80 percent on Accelerated Reader tests were Jayden Bailey, Rae Bantugan, Trinity Calvin, Amari Craft, Kaleb Doss, Jack Ford, Arieona Johnson, Zachary McGuffie, Mincer Minor, Seven West and Dakota Williamson. Student of the Week was Kristopher Washington. January Accelerated Reader class champs were the kindergarten of Starla Breazeale and Desire Norris, first grade of Mary Lindsey and Gwendolyn Strong, second grade of Ashley Cessna and Crystal Beard and third grade of Charity Towne and Natalie Allen. • Brenda McDevitt, Warren County Extension, presented dairy to kindergartners. • Kindergartners of Starla Breazeale and Desiree Norris who completed all word lists, more than 250 words, were rewarded with an ice cream float party. Those recognized were Shane Levins, Mkyla Stewart, Devin Davis, Marcus Morgan, Joshua Brown, Mckenzie Hart, Keandre Pendleton, Rayonna Walker, Danny Curry, Ashlynn Hall, Jahn’zia Hicks, Damon DeVote, Tashi Lyons, Tiroshy Hill, Jacie Stewart, Devan Benard, Wendell Landrum, Aanyiya Maniel, Campbell McCoy and Jaylon Nelson. • First-grade students attended Warren Central High School’s production of “The Music Man.” Students in grades 1-3 attended the Symphony Orchestra performance at the Vicksburg Convention Center. AmeriCorps team members attended training at Alcorn State Uni-

versity. Dr. Ethel Lassiter, building principal, attended The Leader in Me conference in Athens, Ala. Rebecca Pace, lead teacher and school health coordinator, and Bob Croisdale, Rotary Club and parent/mentor coach, attended the district health council meeting. Pace, Starla Breazeale, Mary Lindsey, Morgan Yates and Charity Towne represented the school at textbook review.

First Presbyterian • After a study of winter weather, Gloria Sullivan’s kindergarten class made snow globes and played in snow made from Amazing Snow Powder. Steven Clement was named Star Student. • Lynnette Smith’s pre-K class made a graph showing their predictions after discussing Groundhog Day. Vincent Wolf and Jackson Holden were Top Readers. Maddox Lynch was named Student of the Week. • Johnny Conerly, letter carrier, visited Kari Dupree’s 3-year-olds after a study of the letter L. Students made and mailed cards. • Teri Conerly’s 2-year-olds painted koalas and kangaroos after a study of Australian animals. Students also made monkey hand puppets to put on a show. • Rebecca Busby’s toddlers examined peels of fruits and vegetables after a “Skin Covers Many Things” unit.

Hawkins Preschool • The school enjoyed Pajama Day by having a letter P picnic. • Four-year-olds of Deborah Clanton and Sue VanDenAkker made pizzas, porcupines and penny rubbings. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made snowflakes and sensory snowmen as part of a study of textures and heard a penguin story as part of a winter unit. • As part of a study of winter, Ann Smith’s students played in shaving cream and Continued on Page B3.

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honor rolls Vicksburg High School Second nine weeks Ninth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Grace Bufkin, Amy Leigh Dixon, Alexis Nicole Thompson and Stefan M. Young; A/B roll — Miesha Lashondra Bure, Torey Elizabeth Daniels, Kajal Dhawan, Ryan Michael Dubois, Brekyra Patrice Fisher, Nathan Fox, Andrielle Karneisha Green, Laken Annsley Koestler, Andrew Bryce Lanier, Raven Leeann London, Lee Hampton Middleton, Austin James Neihaus, Aja Tiunta Nelson, Tae’Lor Denlay’A Nelson, Alexis Reshay Oliver, Ishmael Pendleton, Brooke Marie Rigsby, Kori Leigh-Anne Screws, Kiana Thomas, Austin Rashad Warren, Erika Marie Wheeler, Courtney Alexandria Whitehead, Marcus Da’Shawn Williams and Elizabeth Darbie Woods. 10th grade: All A’s — Stevely Shantell Fabian, Pison Roy’L Hicks, Stephanie Martinez, Jonah Faey Buan Quizzagan, Jeffrey Alan Richardson and Michael Rohrer; A/B roll — Cambria Abdeen, Shane Allen Arthur, James Randald Bowles, Sydney Danielle Bufkin, Ashton Blake Derossette, Breanna Vertrice Foy, Rachel Amanda Gatewood, Stephany Deyanira Gomez, Murshiva L. Harris, Justin Blake Hearn, Racquel Darshai Hyland, Samuel Lamar Johnson, Dannie Lee Kimble, Jimmeshia Shanice King, Jayia Kneoko Shakeia Lovette, Brooke Ann McGrew, Nia Michelle Nash-Kelly, Eddy Charles Peeples, John Watrous Plummer, Katherine Elizabeth Randolph, Julianne Ranis, William Dabney Robbins, Shlinda Shanta Spen-

cer, Matthew King Talbot, Marissa Lynn Teetson, Faith Brittney Thomas, Isla Marshae’ Thomas, Destinee Marie Waldrep, Aleecia La’Sha Walsh, Ada Marie White and Yasmen La’Star Williams. 11th grade: All A’s — Austin Taylor Dement, Angel Manisha Flagg, Stephanie Lemus, Jamee’ Latrece Smith and Alexis D. Stevenson; A/B roll — Eric Adotey Alipoe, Coleman Boyd, Nanette Patrice Boyd, Christaga Mignon Brooks, Nicholas D. Brown, Ro’Sean Brown, Gabriel Lane Bufkin, Jon’Esha Latrice Burks, Jeremy D. Carroll, Chelsey Brianna Case, Andrew Bailey Coomes, Ebony Alexis Davis, Emani Mariah Davis, Elisha Davis-Mcgowan, Erin Dunaway, Megan Taylor Evans, Derricka Diamond Genese Terrell Ford, Breianna D’Chille Foster, Johnny Ray Galey, Anthony Carl Gibson, Jazzlyn Ebony Harris, Kala S. Hunter, Melodie Jackson, Sharnecius Jenkins, Hollie Leah Michelle Johnson, Rachel Elizabeth Lynch, Fredrick Earl Martin, Malcolm Shaquille Maxey, Kayla Leann Menzel, Heather Marie Middleton, Tyrone Moore, Jala Michelle Morrow, Stephen Nathaniel Murrell, Louis Vaniel Parson, James Lee Percy, Valeria Brianna Pugh, Evelyn Cathleen Purdom, Shay’Mari Sadler, Aleeshah K, Smith, Alexis Nicole Smith, Cyndal Nikole Smith, Shanteka Stewart, Erin Bianca Stirgus, Madison Taylor Thomason, Jakesa Kiara Wilson, Shamika Charmaine Wilson, Kendra Dione Wright, Megan Noel Wright and Graciela Ybarra. 12th grade: All A’s — Courtney Nicole Barnes, Briona Lenea Berry, Eric Dewayne

Davis, Carley Noelle East, Jessica Hope Friley, Alexa Nicole Green, Ashleigh Nicole Gullett, Ryan Douglas Jeffers, Dianna Wangari Kariuki, Daniel Lamar Kees, Anthony Rashad McRunells, Matthew Alexander Price, Genevieve Celeste Walker and Adrienne Lasha Williams; A/B roll — Yanisha Denee Baldwin, Nicole Christopher Birch, Genea Earline Bradford, Benjamin Ryan Bufkin, Markeith De’Andre Burks, Cameron Dwight Cooksey, Jacob Brennen Coomes, Robin Ashley Cooper, Alexis Lashay Cosby, Oscar Nolan Cotton, Mcmillian Neal Crevitt, Carlan Michael Crotwell, Gunnar Jordan Daquilla, Nigel Demel Davenport, Brittany Mychelle Dotson, Deleshia Dewann Fisher, Oscar Richard Frost, Kelly Anne Gatewood, Shavae Lashon Gibson, Leana Shanta Grays, Garrett Lane Gray, Elizabeth Anne Hesselberg, Elizabeth Sade Hollings, Brian M. Houston, Victoria Charlene Jeanes, Ke’Shawn Lachelle Johnson, Elinzo Edward Jones, Sashia l’Kle Jones, Kayla Charmaine Judge, Raven Alexius Lawrence, Edrielyn Lopez, Antoinette Mayfield, Jeffery Jerome Mounger, Azariah Israel Myles, Jade Senclaire Oliver, Zalak Mukesh Patel, Norman Henry Price, Hayden F. Quimby, Haley Layne Ray, Ashley Latrice Robinson, Rani NiShaun Robinson, Taralyn Alyce Rowell, Daniel Hunter Sluis, Jazmyne Janae Smith, Princess Margaret Spears, Kelsey Stephens, Tabitha Jean Eve Tate, Mercedes Caprice Taylor, Tavarius Akeem Thomas, Rebeca Alejandra Manuela Velazquez, Ta’Hara Shanta Ward, Jasmine Lorrane Washington,

Kiara Irene Wilson, Shaqula Danielle Woodland and Darius Raphael Youngblood. First semester Ninth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Grace Bufkin and Amy Leigh Dixon; A/B roll — Ke’Aubrey J K Clark, Kaja Dhawan, Ryan Michael Dubois, Brekyra Patrice Fisher, Deyannah Marie Flowers, Nathan Fox, Andrielle Karneisha Green, Franklin Joseph Kearney, Laken Annsley Koestler, Andrew Bryce Lanier, Raven Leeann London, Lee Hampton Middleton, Elishua Javan Monroe, Austin James Neihaus, Ishmael Pendleton, Mack Daniel Rather, Brooke Marie Rigsby, Ariana Russell, Kori LeighAnne Screws, De’Arimus Yonsa Smith, Kiana Thomas, Alexis Nicole Thompson, Justice Walker, Austin Rashad Warren, Erika Marie Wheeler, Caroline Chase Williams, Marcus Da’Shawn Williams and Stefan M. Young. 10th grade: All A’s — Pison Roy’L Hicks, Stephanie Martinez, Jeffrey Alan Richardson and Matthew King Talbot; A/B roll — Cambria Abdeen, James Randald Bowles, Sydney Danielle Buf kin, Morgan Nicole Callender, Ashton Blake Derossette, Stevely Shantell Fabian, Breanna Vertrice Foy, Rachel Amanda Gatewood, Stephany Deyanira Gomez, John Christopher Green, Murshiva L. Harris, J Jayla Kneoko Shakeia, Brooke Ann McGrew, Nia Michelle Nash-Kelly, Eddy Charles Peeples, John Watrous Plummer, Jonah Faey Buan Quizzagan, Katherine Elizabeth Randolph, Jullanne Ranis, D’Angelo Richardson, William Dabney Robbins, Michael Rohrer, Shlinda Shanta Spen-

cer, Marissa Lynn Teetson, Isla Marshae’ Thomas, Destinee Marie Waldrep and Ada Marie White. 11th grade: All A’s — Austin Taylor Dement, Anthony Carl Gibson, Stephanie Lemus, Jamee’ Latrece Smith and Megan Noel Wright; A/B roll — Asinia Zahir Adams, Eric Adotey Alipoe, Kathleen Barnes, Rachel Denise Barnes, Coleman Boyd, Nanette Patrice Boyd, Nicholas D. Brown, Ro’Sean Brown, Gabriel Lane Bufkin, Jon’Esha Latrice Burks, Jeremy D. Carroll, Mikayla Khadejah Colston, Andrew Bailey Coomes, Ebony Alexis Davis, Emani Mariah Davis, Erin Dunaway, Angel Manisha Flagg, Derricka Diamond Genese Terrell Ford, Johnny Ray Galey, Melodie Jackson, Sharnecius Jenkins, Hollie Leah Michelle Johnson, Latoria Laneshia Lindsey, Elizabeth Rachel Lynch, Carolyn Carrie Marie Martin, Malcolm Shaquille Maxey, Kayla Leann Menzel, Deseree’ Evelyn Marie Montgomery, Tyrone Moore, Jala Michelle Morrow, Louis Vaniel Parson, Valerie Brianna Pugh, Evelyn Cathleen Purdom, Deondre Ra’Mon Reynolds, Shay’Mari Sadler, Aleeshah K, Smith, Alexis Nicole Smith, Cyndal Nikole Smith, Alexis D. Stevenson, Shanteka Stewart, Alvin Lee Stimage, Erin Bianca Stirgus, Nicole Danielle Thomas, Madison Taylor Thomason, Chanston Rashad Watson, Jakesa Kiara Wilson, Shamika Charmaine Wilson, TaDerrius Travonte Woods and Gracieia Ybarra. 12th grade: All A’s — Courtney Nicole Barnes, Briona Lenea Berry, Genea Earline Bradford, Jacob Brennen Coomes, Eric Dewayne

Davis, Carley Noelle East, Jessica Hope Friley, Ashleigh Nicole Gullett, Ryan Douglas Jeffers, Dianna Wangari Kariuki, Daniel Lamar Kees, Anthony Rashad McRunells, Matthew Alexander Price, Tabitha Jean Eve Tate and Adrienne Lasha Williams; A/B roll — Yanisha Denee Baldwin, Benjamin Ryan Bufkin, Markeith De’Andre Burks, Cameron Dwight Cooksey, Alexis Lashay Cosby, Oscar Nolan Cotton, Mcmillian Neal Crevitt, Carlan Michael Crotwell, Gunnar Jordan Daquilla, Nigel Demel Davenport, Nicholas Kyle Davidson, Brittany Mychelle Dotson, Deleshia Dewann Fisher, Oscar Richard Frost, Christopher Douglas Galloway, Kelly Anne Gatewood, Shavae Lashon Gibson, Alexa Nicole Green, Garrett Lane Grey, Elizabeth Anne Hesselberg, Elizabeth Sade Hollings, Brian M. Houston, Kya Tunice Huell, Victoria Charlene Jeanes, Ke’Shawn Lachelle Johnson, Sashia l’Kie Jones, Kayla Charmaine Judge, Raven Alexius Lawrence, Shiquira Shera Maniel, Antoinette Mayfield, Azariah Israel Myles, Zalak Mukesh Patel, Caitlin Faye Patton, Norman Henry Price, Hayden F. Quimby, Haley Layne Ray, Ashley Latrice Robinson, Rani NiShaun Robinson, Taralyn Alyce Rowell, Daniel Hunter Sluis, Jazmyne Janae Smith, Michael Delanzo Smth, Princess Margaret Spears, Kelsey Stephens, Mercedes Caprice Taylor, Rebeca Alejandra Manuela Velazquez, Genevieve Celeste Walker, Ta’Hara Shanta Ward, Franshayla Mattesha Washington, Jasmine Lorrane Washington, Kiara Irene Wilson and Shaquia Danielle Woodland.

due March 31; Elite Civic Club, due April 7; and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, due April 7.

— Jalen Lumpkin, first place; Julia Lehigh and Robert Minich, second place; Jon Erekson, third place and best in show; and Schuyler Byrd, honorable mention.

school by school Continued from Page B2. salt and threw snowballs made of rolled socks. • Registration is open for children ages 1-4; call 601-6367051 or e-mail preschool@

Porters Chapel • Elementary Students of the Month for January were Taylor Palmer, first grade; Macey Bufkin, second grade; Allison McGee, third grade; Tristan Pickering, fourth grade; Blake Phillipson, fifth grade; and Cameron Yocum, sixth grade.

Redwood • Pledge leaders were Seth Watts, Parker Ashley, Christian Branch, Haley Cummins, Star Devine, Kennedi Fitzgerald, Kenny Galtney, Colt Lee, Malynn Kelley, Peyton McBroom, Hunter Martin, Cole McLeod, Alana Hearn, Haley Oldenburg, Dylan O’Brien, Sara Pratt, Hannah Grace Parker, Likeyshia Richardson and Matthew Puckett. • Students with good behavior during activity classes were rewarded with a “Winterpaloosa” celebration. • Third-grade students of Angela Grantham, Darlene Taylor and Belinda Watkins who met Accelerated Reader goals were treated to a Superbowl party. • Students in grades 1-6 attended Warren Central High School’s production of “The Music Man.” Students in grades 1-3 attended the Symphony Orchestra performance at the Vicksburg Convention Center. • Abi Davis and Sara Wigley attended the Regional Reading Fair at Delta State University.

Sherman Avenue • Grades K-3 attended Warren Central High School’s production of “The Music Man” after a study of setting, plot and characters. • Grades 1-2 attended the Symphony Orchestra performance at the Vicksburg Convention Center after a study of instrument families. • Students redeemed Bulldog Bucks at the PBIS Dog

Pound Store staffed by Melanie Bates, Maggie Dimmette, Shirley Williams, Renee Styles, Amber Davis, AnnaKate Davis, Beau Davis, Dekoree Freeman, Alexandria Scott and Aniya Neal Goodman. • Families and staff are encouraged to dedicate plants, $10, shrubs, $25, or trees, $75, in honor of someone by Friday to help beautify the campus. Bricks, $5, may also be purchased for the Walk of Fame. • Science Fair winners: Behavioral Sciences — Naperia Blackmore, first place; Biochemistry — Leah Hoeft, first place and best in show; Emily Harris, second place; and Alexis Jefferies, third place; Chemistry — Tyler Sanders, first place; Rebecca Erekson, second place; and Jakayla Roby, third place; Earth, Space and Environmental Science — Amaya Goodwin, first place; Engineering, Computers and Mathematics — Janiya Hardemon, first place; Medicine and Health — Jamya Jefferson, first place; and Omarion Richardson, second place; Physics — John Day, first place; Zion Johnson, second place; and Quan’Jarrious Tyler, third place; Zoology — Brandy Craft, first place; Amirah Lewis, second place; and Ariel Darden, third place. Fair coordinators were Helen Ashley and Christy Montgomery. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives served as judges.

South Park • Second-graders performed the musical “Character Rocks.” They also gathered facts about whales after reading “Dear Mr. Blueberry.”

Vicksburg Catholic • Liz Fletcher’s sixth-grade reading students who met Book It! goals for January were Alex Bufkin, Connor Clark, Kylan Clay, Emme Connell, Ali Grace Cook, Jack Dowe, Adrienne Eckstein, Jerry Hou, Ryan Jarratt, Michael Corbin McCain, Jordan McDonald, Jeff McMillin, Brooklyn Richards, Gracie Roberts, Kaleigh

Stuart, Alexandra Tzotzolas and Cole Yearwood. • Karen Calnan’s secondgraders who met Book It! goals for January were Paris Alexander, Faith Beamish, Dillon Chambers, Anzlee Channell, Trace Daily, Ella Kathryn Gray, Isabella Jeffers, Logan Johnson, Elli Koestler, Leah Larson, Davis McMillin, Victoria Morehead, Keely Ramshur, Stone Sasser, Karen Smith, Layne Sparks, Landon Stanchfield, Emma Waisner and Aaliyah Washington. Virginia Campbell’s second-graders who met Book It! goals for January were Ryan Field, Madison Hedrick, Sarah Jacobs Houser, Marissa Jabour, Joshua Larsen, Carter Magee, Maggie Roberson, Maggie Stevens and Tristan Wilbanks. • Brenda Kalusche’s thirdgraders who met Book It! goals for January were Ellen Beard, Reed Bourne, Alyssa Claire Gordon, Anna Belle Hayes, Alex Heise, Sophia Hou, Finley Jones, Ben Raines, May Spangler and Analese Warnock. Tiffany Keen’s third-graders who met Book It! goals for January were Caton Blackburn, Emilee Bloodworth, Andy Bufkin, Ashley Jarratt, Hayden Jones, Anna Lamanilao and Julia Liggett. • Montessori students are learning table manners for a Valentine’s Day lunch.

Vicksburg High • Scholarship info is available in the Guidance Office.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Isaiah Thomas, Tamia Doyle, Emma McCleod, Jerry Reed and Christopher Winston. • A bulletin board featuring a Leap Year explanation, as well as VIS Leap Year birthday students, is on display. • Lane Campbell, an assistant district attorney, spoke to Margie Heltzel’s fifth- and sixth-grade GATES students in preparation for a mock trial unit. Terry Lockhart was a guest speaker in Character Education classes. • Yearbooks, $30, may be

ordered from Mary June Cooksey each morning.

Vicksburg Junior High • Students nominated by teachers as top math performers for participation in the Mississippi Council of Teacher in Mathematics Tournament were seventhgraders Brittany Brewer, Yashica Brown, Makayla Busby, Warner Buxton, Jayda Thigpen, Zaria Neal, Hunter Hughes, Kerricka McRunnels, Madeleine Gaul, Brianna Clark, Amia Fisher, Marissa Peterson, Ronesha Tucker, Preston Wester, Mekahel Dotson, Erykah Tubwell, Joshua Penalver, Trevor Talbot, Jonah Juve and Nicholas Crasta and eighth-graders Jamime Banayat, DeAndre Davis, Charity Davis, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Shanice Bridges, Race McCool, Marian Williams, Willie Smith, James Jones, Dewayne Sims, Maurice Burnham, Edward Auttonberry, Rikiaya Winters and Larry Jordan. Faculty sponsor is Terence James. • Deatra Robinson-Cable’s homeroom won first place in the Penny Harvest to benefit the Warren County Children’s Shelter.

Warren Central High • Staff members of the week were Tamika Billings and Andrea Fairchild. • Students caught doing something good were Terrell Hutchinson, Ridley Fink, Chris Kurtz, Melanie Graves, Joseph Davis, Jerome Porter, Shoneen Smith, Kirk Watkins, Davaris Bass, Elli Ferracci, Annant Patel, Given Breckenridge, Jasmine Judge, Sharenna Smith, Cammi Keller, Sherry Clark, Johnathan Bedford, Danielle Mangum and Justin Williams. • Terry Lockhart of CAP Center spoke to child development and family dynamics classes about goal setting. • Scholarships available in the Guidance Office: Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg, due March 1; Red Carpet Bowl, due March 30; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., due March 31; Shelter Insurance,

Warren Central Intermediate • WCI families, faculty and staff are asked to dedicate plants, $10, shrubs, $25, or trees, $75, in honor or memory of someone by Friday to help beautify the school grounds. • World’s Finest Chocolate orders are due Feb. 22. • Fifth- and sixth-grade Valentine dance will be 6-8 p.m. Friday. • Students who enjoyed PBIS lunch with the principal were Kristopher Brown, Kiana Evans, Jomar Johnson, Deric Washington, Kayla Jordan and Terry McCloud. • Science Fair winners: Behavioral and Social Sciences — Patrick Curtis, first place; Delisia Ross, second place; Brent Styles, third place; and Vantrel Reed, honorable mention; Botany — Delorah Nichols, first place; Laura Logue, second place; Dearius Henyard, third place; and Jakayla Grace, honorable mention; Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences — Natalie Clanton, first place; Aleah Parks, second place; Ashley Tselepsis, third place; and Tomisea Martin, honorable mention; Medicine and Health — Kayla Smith and Tyronda Mitchell, first place; LeDella Williams, second place; Shakayla Ross, third place; and Kamry Parker, honorable mention; Zoology — Briawnna Richardson, first place; Kaylee Hoeft, second place; and Jamarkus Prentiss, third place; Biochemistry — Carter McElroy, first place; Yasmine Sweet, second place; Austin Brown, third place; and Jehari Riley, honorable mention; Chemistry — Antonica Jefferies, first place; DonShae Harris, second place; Elexus Wright, third place; and Quinterrius Green, honorable mention; Engineering, Computers and Math — Zach Carden, first place; Eddie Henderson, second place; Montavious Miller, third place; and Kristopher Clark, honorable mention; Physics

Warren Junior High • Progress reports were distributed to all students Feb. 1. • Good behavior students were treated to a Super Bowl party by the PBIS committee. • Health and physical education classes are selling hearts for $1 for display in the front office and cafeteria windows. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. • Girls interested in trying out for eighth-grade cheerleader must sign up in the library before Friday. • Toni London was selected Teacher Assistant of the Year.

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader point earners: sixth grade — Faith Meredith and Zachary Moore; APT — Krisie Tillett, Devin Shelby and Stevyona Green; fifth grade — Ty Harrell, Ethan Ferguson, Ashleigh Green, Destanee Pearson and Antonio Thompson; fourth grade — Kristina Tillett, Kameren Batty, Jaylen L. Davis, Demonte Allen, Ian Gordon and Lane Tucker; third grade — Aaron Moore, Brelynn Beck, Jeremiah Shelby, La’Nijah Johnson, Sarah Randolph and Travon Brown; second grade — Michaela Franklin, Dyamonde Joyner, Alex Marita, Taylor Sims and Austin Berryhill; first grade — Malik Franklin, Conner Harrigill, Kedariou Claiborne, Taegen Thompson, Tameia Stewart, Jeanette Bantugan and Lakendric Ross; kindergarten — Dana Callahan, Morgan Bailey, Ahlia Breedlove, Gabriel Fernandez, Angelina Johnson, Z’Kira Fisher and Baylee Matthews. • Full-color yearbooks are on sale for $12. • Class pictures, $10, and GATES group photo will be taken Feb. 21. • Jon Bantugan won the Warren County Spelling Bee.


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Haven House Family Shelter fundraiser — Fried or grilled catfish and all the fixings, Feb. 17, Knights of Columbus lodge on Fisher Ferry Road. Dinner served from 6 to 7:30 p.m., take-outs available. Tickets $10, call 601-638-0021.

this week’s recipe

Chili Cook-off

Milk chocolate mango mousse

A mousse your love will love By Alison Ladman For The Associated Press Valentine’s Day practically screams for a chocolate dessert. And this mousse is an easy way to incorporate chocolate without being overly indulgent. Because this is a chilled dessert, you can make it ahead of time and not worry about things coming out of the oven at the right time when you’re busy trying to impress your sweetheart with dinner. For a restaurant-worthy dish, spoon the mousse into parfait glasses and top with fresh berries.

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Vicksburg Kiwanis Cl ub members Tom Osburn, from le ft, Charlie McKinnie and Forbes Gr ogan prepare ingredients for the 18th annual Chili Feast at Wesley B. Jo nes Electrical Inc. on Paxton Road . At left, Kiwanis members carameliz e onions for the chili. The feast is sc heduled for Friday at the Purks YM CA on East Clay Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m . Meals are $6 each and deliveries of 10 or more plates are available. The proceeds will go to Key Club scholarships. Last year, Kiwanis m embers dished out 1,700 chili plates .

Milk chocolate mango mousse Start to finish: 30 minutes, plus chilling Servings: 4 1 cup frozen mango chunks, thawed 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup whole milk 1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 2/3 cup milk chocolate bits 1 cup heavy cream Fill a medium bowl with ice. In a blender, combine the mango chunks, sugar, milk, whole egg and yolk and the cornstarch. Puree until completely smooth. Pour the mixture into a small sauce pan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, heat the mixture until it thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the milk chocolate bits. Stir until the chocolate is melted and thoroughly incorporated. Place the saucepan in the bowl of ice; ensure that none of the ice gets into the saucepan. Whisk the mixture until completely cooled and smooth. Place the cream in a large bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat it until medium peaks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add half of the beaten cream to the milk chocolate mango mixture and fold together See Mousse, Page C2.

Hot pink drink can set mood for that special Valentine

Handmade chocolates anyone can make

By Alison Ladman For The Associated Press

J.M. Hirsch AP food editor Attempting to make chocolate bonbons from scratch is enough to test anyone’s love. First you have to cook up some fussy filling, and get it into — and to hold — just the right shape. Then you have to temper the chocolate, the ultimate of troublesome and tiresome culinary labors. And don’t even get me started on the mess all this makes. But I was convinced there had to be an easier way. So I started playing. The result is this ridiculously simple — yet outrageously delicious — recipe for quince-filled mar-

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Quince-filled chocolate marzipan bonbons zipan bonbons. First, the coating. The chocolate used to cover bonbons must be tempered. If not, it won’t firm up properly and will discolor. The easy way around this is to use socalled chocolate melts, or candy coating. These chocolate-like disks are sold in a variety of colors at baking supply shops and in the baking aisle of many grocers

and most craft stores. These disks melt easily, coat well and require no tempering. You won’t mistake them for an expensive dark chocolate, but they get the job done. For the filling, I was not prepared to make a ganache or other filling. But I wanted something that would be soft, See Chocolates, Page C2.

This Valentine’s Day cocktail sports a risque name, is easy on the eyes and drinks like candy. Even guys will be reaching for this admittedly feminine cocktail. Its flavors are slightly sweet and tangy, much like a glass of pink lemonade. Except that this pink lemonade happens to be powered by vodka, gin and raspberry liqueur. X-Rated, for those unfamiliar with it, isn’t just a movie classification. It also is the name of a hot pink liqueur made from vodka infused with passion fruit, blood orange and mango. Another easy use for this alcohol is to simply mix it with seltzer water or ginger beer for a refreshing and bubbly spritzer. And don’t be ashamed to

An X-rated kiss add a couple of maraschino cherries to this drink to up the pink factor for Valentine’s Day.

X-rated kiss Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: 2 2 ounces raspberry liqueur See Cocktail, Page C2.


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CDC: Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source ATLANTA (AP) — Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. That surprising finding comes in a government report released Tuesday that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn — which we think of as the saltiest foods in our diet — are only No. 10,” said CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. Breads and rolls aren’t really saltier than many of the other foods, but people tend to eat a lot of them, said Mary Cogswell, a CDC senior scientist who co-authored the report. Salt is the main source of sodium for most people, and sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Health officials say most Americans get too much salt, mostly from processed and restaurant foods — not added from the salt shaker. Experts have known that the sodium in breads and certain other foods can add up, but even CDC officials were amazed that just 10 foods are responsible for 44 percent of the sodium consumed. “It’s possible to eat a whole bunch of sodium without it seeming salty,”

A customer samples some fresh baked bread at a grocery store in Cincinnati. noted John Hayes, an assistant professor of food science at Penn State, who was not involved in the report. According to the CDC, breads and rolls account for about 7 percent of the salt that the average American eats in a day. Next on the list: cold cuts and cured meats; pizza; fresh and processed poultry; soups; fastfood hamburgers and sandwiches

and cheese. Rounding out the list — and accounting for about 3 percent each — are spaghetti and other pasta dishes; meatloaf and other meat dishes and snacks like potato chips and pretzels. Dietary guidelines recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, equal to about a teaspoon of

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salt. Certain people, such as those with high blood pressure, should eat even less. But average sodium consumption in the U.S. is around 3,300 milligrams, the CDC study found. Only 1 in 10 Americans meet the teaspoon guideline. The amount of sodium in food types can vary. For example, a slice of white bread can have between

80 and 230 milligrams of sodium. A cup of canned chicken noodle soup has between 100 and 940 milligrams and 3 ounces of luncheon meat has between 450 and 1,050 milligrams. A small 1 ounce bag of potato chips ranges from 50 to 200 milligrams. The new CDC report is based on surveys of more than 7,200 people in 2007 and 2008, including nearly 3,000 children. Participants were surveyed twice, each time answering detailed questions about what they had eaten over the previous day. Researchers then broke down what they ate into categories, and assigned sodium amounts. Salt reduction has become a recent focus of public health campaigns, and some major food makers have taken steps or announced plans to gradually reduce sodium in their products. CDC officials — who have long encouraged people to eat more fruits and vegetables — stopped short of advising people to lay off the bread. But they are encouraging consumers to read labels and, for example, buy brands of bread that have lower sodium. “People can choose how much salt to add to their food at the table. They can’t take it out once it’s there,” Frieden said. There’s another way to consume less sodium. “Eat smaller portions,” Hayes said.

Surf-and-turf cobbler is a double helping of love By Rocco DiSpirito For The Associated Press It’s Valentine’s Day again, and I just want to remind people there are alternatives to chocolate when it comes to showing your love. Because let’s face it, at any given time many of us are on diets or at least watching what we’re eating. And a box of chocolates isn’t exactly helping out. So if you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift that’s truly from the heart, why not give the best gift of all — a mouth-watering, healthy meal you make yourself? This week’s recipe is my version of a trendy dish served in restaurants across the country — lobster pot pie. A typical pot pie like this will cost you around 680 calories and 46 grams of fat per serving. But I’ve downsized that to just 330 calories and 6 grams of fat. I did this by turning the pie into a cobbler, which means the crust is only on top. And my crust is made from a lower calorie pancake mix that gives you the taste of a pot pie, but without all the fattening richness of typical crusts. I’ve also added in lean beef tenderloin, making this a true surf and turf delight. I saved you plenty of fat by thickening this dish with a delicious and pleasantly sweet purée of beets, instead of the usual butter, cream and flour.

Surf and Turf Cobbler Start to finish: 45 minutes (30 minutes active) Servings: 2 1 1/4-pound live lobster 4 ounces fresh asparagus spears (12 to 16 spears, depending on thickness), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 3 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into 8 cubes Salt and ground black pepper 14 1/2-ounce can red beets with liquid 16 pumps butter spray 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped 2/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish In a large stockpot, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Set a bowl of ice water nearby. Submerge the lobster in the boiling water, then return the water to a boil. Cook the lobster for 4 minutes, adding the asparagus to the water for the last 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the asparagus to the ice water to cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a kitchen towel to dry. Remove the lobster from the water and place on a sheet pan. Let cool until easy to handle. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over high. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then spritz the pan with cooking spray and add

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Rocco DiSpirito’s Valentine’s Day surf and turf cobbler the beef to the pan. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the outsides are well-browned and the centers are rare, turning once. Transfer the beef to a small plate and set aside. Drain the beets, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Cut twothirds of the drained beets (about 1 cup) into bite-size pieces (save the remaining beets for another use). Add half of the beet pieces to a

blender along with the 1/4 cup of reserved liquid. Cover and blend until smooth. Add the 16 pumps of butter spray and cover and blend again just until combined. Pour the puréed beets into a medium bowl and add the remaining chopped beets. Add the asparagus to the beet mixture along with the cooked beef cubes and fresh tarragon.

Heat the oven to 400 F. Remove the meat from the lobster and cut into bite-size pieces. Add to the beet mixture and stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture evenly into a 1-quart oven-safe glass bowl or souffle dish. In a medium bowl, mix the pancake mix and water. Drop the dough into 6 small mounds over the lobster mixture. Bake

for 15 minutes, or until the top is browned and the filling is heated through. Remove and top with horseradish. Nutrition information per serving: 330 calories; 6 g fat (16 percent of calories from fat) (1 g saturated); 80 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrate; 29 g protein; 5 g fiber; 1,356 mg sodium.

Makes 14 bonbons 7-ounce tube marzipan 2 tablespoons quince paste 4 ounces chocolate melts (any color)

chocolate, tapping gently on the side of the cup to remove excess chocolate, then carefully set the bonbon on the prepared plate. If you want to sprinkle a dry coating on the bonbons, such as salt or candy sprinkles, do so immediately. Otherwise, coat the remaining bonbons, then let them

dry and harden. The drying can be sped up by placing the plate in the refrigerator for several minutes. If desired, melt a small amount of a second color of candy melts, then drizzle this over the dried bonbons to decorate. Nutrition information per serving: 120 calories; 45 calories from fat (37 percent

of total calories); 5 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 10 mg sodium.

Chocolates Continued from Page C1. chewy and sweet. Something that could be easily shaped. Something that was almost completely effortless. That something turned out to be marzipan, a paste made from ground almonds and sugar. It’s sold in the baking aisle of just about every grocer and has a soft, putty-like consistency and a deliciously sweet-almondy flavor. It’s easy to form into balls and is perfect for coating with chocolate. In fact, it was so easy to work with, I decided I could take my bonbons one step further and fill the marzipan, making the finished treat that much more decadent. By forming the marzipan into a ball, then shaping it into a cup, I was able to fill the cup, then close the marzipan back up over it. If you can play with Play-Doh, you can handle this. The filling really could be any thick jam, or even a

piece of dried fruit or a salted nut. But I liked quince paste, an extremely thick jam-like paste often sold near fine cheeses. It has a pleasantly tart-sweet flavor that works well with the marzipan and chocolate.

Marzipan Bonbons I like the classic look of dark chocolate, so I used dark brown chocolate melts. But they are available in numerous colors. You also can get creative with this. Use one color to coat the bonbons, then melt a second color to drizzle over them for a decorative look. For a gourmet touch, you also could sprinkle some flake sea salt over the bonbons before the chocolate coating dries. Likewise, you could sprinkle them with candy sprinkles, finely crushed nuts or coconut Start to finish: 20 minutes

Line a plate with parchment paper. Cut the tube of marzipan into 14 equal portions. One at a time, form each portion into a round, shallow cup. Fill the cup with about 1/2 teaspoon of the quince paste, then carefully fold the sides of the cup up over the filling and roll in your hands to form a tight ball. Set aside. Place the chocolate melts in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stopping every 20 to 30 seconds to stir, or until completely melted. One at a time, use a fork to lower the marzipan balls into the melted chocolate. Move the marzipan around to ensure it is evenly coated. Use the fork to lift it from the

Mousse Continued from Page C1. to incorporate. Add the remaining cream and fold again to incorporate. Transfer the mousse to 4 individual serving dishes and refrigerate. Nutrition information per serving: 500 calories; 310 calories from fat (60 percent of total calories); 34 g fat (21 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 195 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 2 g fiber; 80 mg sodium.

Food Editor J.M. Hirsch is author of the cookbook “High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking.” Follow him to great eats on Twitter at or e-mail him at

Cocktail Continued from Page C1. Ice 1 ounce lime juice 3 ounces X-Rated Fusion Liqueur 1 ounce gin Pinch of crushed pink peppercorns Edible flower petals, to garnish Divide the raspberry liqueur between 2 martini glasses.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the lime juice, X-Rated, gin and pink peppercorns. Shake vigorously, then strain and divide between the glasses, pouring it carefully down the sides of the glasses. Garnish with edible flower petals.

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Love gone wrong? Go digital to get over an ex Website helps with breakups

Help your dog with breakups

NEW YORK (AP) — You thought you found your one true love online, but now you’ve been dumped by text or defriended on Facebook without a peep of explanation. Hours of bad TV in your bathrobe haven’t helped. Your friends are tired of your whining. Forget a pampering makeover to help heal your broken heart this Valentine’s Day. Go for a “digital breakover” instead, using a growing number of tech tools to save you from yourself or to sob on a safe shoulder in the ether. Online dating sites and apps for hooking up on the go are abundant. Only one of the Apple app store’s recent top 12 downloads for the iPhone was about something other than romantic love, but breakup tech hasn’t kept pace. Melissa McGlone, 46, in Alexandria, Va., turned to The Ex-App after a three-year relationship ended recently with an unceremonious text. After a weak moment or three of electronically stalking her dumper, she used the text, call and email blocker to hold his digits at bay until she could resist temptation on her own. “I no longer humiliate myself by trying to contact him,” said McGlone, a divorced mother who was 18 years out of the dating scene when the two first met. The free app took off last March with about 3,000 downloads in the first nine months. Unlike other blocking tools, The Ex-App also tracks the number of consecutive days spent NOT trying to ferret out a former love. In New York, 28-year-old Amanda Green relied on the well-established Dear Old Love Tumblr blog after she was dumped on Independence Day 2009 a year into a relationship. The site for the lovelorn describes itself as an anonymous safe haven for “short notes to people we’ve loved (or at least liked). Requited or unrequited.” A selection of notes from the site was later

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“I no longer humiliate myself by trying to contact him.” Melissa McGlone Divorced mother turned into a book. “It’s a refuge for those of us who know our friends are getting tired of listening to us, or those of us who don’t have a confidante at all,” said Green, who posted there regularly for a few months. “It’s also a reminder of how universal these feelings are.” For Green, it was a place to let go. Hard. “When I went to your apartment to get my things, I dipped your toothbrush in the toilet. I wasn’t gonna kiss you ever again anyway,” she poured out in one of the messages she left there. “It’s a, perhaps unfortunately, true story,” Green said, “but I’m in a much better place now. I think I deal with this stuff better now. I’d like to think Dear Old Love has something to do with that.” There’s also CheaterVille. com, a site full of alleged cheaters complete with mugshot-like photos and sometimes lengthy explanations of

love deceptions. While the culprits are identified by name and town, the posters are anonymous. And NeverLikedItAnyway. com, where dumpees sell off their engagement rings, wedding gowns and other gifts from exes. A recent bargain of the week featured an anonymous teacher’s lynx fur jacket with a real-world price of $12,000 but a breakup asking price of $7,995. Transactions are private via direct message through the site. The latest entrant is WotWentWrong, brand new for dumpees in search of feedback from their formers after a first date failed to produce a follow-up call or budding love died on the vine without explanation. Registered users fill out detailed questionnaires covering what information they’re after (was it my hair, the way I dressed?) and can customize a template letter to be sent through the site to an ex. The

“It’s totally inappropriate to break up digitally. You should have a conversation.” Andrea Miller owner ex can respond with as much detail as he or she desires through the site, without contacting the sender directly. “Many new relationships end without an actual ending, be it in person or via technology,” said the site owner, Audrey Melnik, who came up with the idea after a first date she thought went well vanished without a word. “There are times when you can be left wondering why things ended if you didn’t ask at the moment that you broke up. We provide a way to give closure,” she said. The site received 28,000 unique visitors less than two weeks after it was launched Jan. 24, Melnik said. Melnik and Andrea Miller, who runs the dating portal, are certainly tech savvy, but they’re both old fashioned when it comes to breaking up. “It’s totally inappropriate to break up digitally,” Miller said. “You should have a

conversation.” Miller has declared Feb. 13 “break up with your ex day” for the second year, offering a range of “breakover” tips and advice on her site. She asked 1,300 of her readers for the biggest issues after a breakup and 71 percent said they think about their exes too much, while 57 percent not currently in a relationship said thinking about their formers prevents them from finding new love. Of those who are married, 36 percent said their attachment to an ex interferes with their current relationship. “People are connected to their exes in a profound way and many used technology to find love in the first place,” Miller said, “yet there’s this paucity of technology to help you after a breakup. We’re saying get on with it, in our digital lives as well as ours hearts.”

Breaking up is hard to do, and when the family pet is involved things become more complicated. “Dogs form bonds with people and when ties are disrupted it can be stressful for them, just like it can be stressful for humans,” said Mary Burch, American Kennel Club’s Good Citizen and certified applied animal behaviorist. The American Kennel Club offers tips on how to help your dog adjust. Among them: • If you will share custody of your dog, it is important to help your dog get used to the time apart. When you leave him, do so with a minimum of fuss and always greet him calmly. This will teach him that the separation is not something to be anxious about. • Keep a consistent schedule. Dogs can sense stress, which is why you should try your best to keep their schedule as normal as possible. Consistency is key, not only for responsible dog ownership, but also to prevent your pooch from becoming nervous. • Whether you move or redecorate a formerly shared space, plan ahead to create an easier segue for your pooch. When looking for a new home do an Internet search for petfriendly Realtors or ask your current Realtor to keep your pooch in mind while searching for prospective homes. If you plan on redecorating, think about adding a doggy door or pet-friendly flooring. • When introducing new people to your dog, know your dog’s comfort level. Wait to introduce Fido to your new friends or love interest. This will give you time to discuss your pup’s temperament, and any behavioral concerns such as the best method for greeting your dog and the fact that he sleeps at the bottom of your bed. These simple discussions will lay the ground work for a positive first meeting and new friendship.

Find puppy love — and cats, too, — through Meet Your Match LOS ANGELES (AP) — Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Move over, eHarmony and, and head to your local animal shelter to Meet Your Match. The color-coded program evaluates shelter pets and the people looking to adopt them in an effort to match personalities, energy levels and needs. Playing Cupid with Meet Your Match helped workers at the Virginia-based Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals increase adoptions by nearly 20 percent in just a few years. In 2008, when they launched the program, they found homes for 2,891 dogs and cats. Last year, 3,452 pets were placed. At the same time, returns dropped from 13 percent to 10 percent, said Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond SPCA. Meet Your Match was designed by Emily Weiss, vice president of shelter research and development for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Potential adopters answer 19 questions on subjects such as whether they want a playful or laid-back pet, how their animal will spend its days and how they will spend together time with their new dog or cat. For the pet evaluation, animals are put in a room in front of a camera. Staff members watch how quickly they settle, lie down, curl up and what else they choose to do. They watch the animals play and interact. Pet observation sessions last only 15 minutes, but the staff in Richmond has become very

adept at reading the animals, Starr said. “There is no pass or fail or good or bad,” Weiss said — for human or animal. People and pets are assigned a color — green, orange or purple — and one of three categories in each color category. Dogs are watched for friendliness, playfulness, energy level, motivation and drive. A dog might be a laid-back couch potato, a curious busy bee or an action hero go-getter, Weiss said. Green is for dogs who like to be physically and mentally engaged, orange for middle-of-the-road dogs who enjoy regular activity and interaction, and purple for dogs who are easygoing. Cats who test green thrive on adventurous, carnival-style living. Orange is for go-withthe-flow pets, while purples require a less exciting, librarylike home where they can be nothing more than a love bug, Weiss explained. Merope Lolis of New York, N.Y., tested at the ASPCA’s Adoption Center as a good fit for a purple love bug — a cat that would be on its own much of the day. But she fell in love with a beautiful calico cat before realizing that it was a “frisky cat who was going to need lots of attention when I wasn’t available. I found that information to be very useful to me,” Lolis said. Lolis kept looking and found a 5-year-old, light gray cat named Miss Piggy that had tested as orange, in between the active greens and mellow purples. She’s had the cat since December and says it turned out to be “a good match, a good fit.”

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”Taz,” a 14-week old female puppy and a stabbing survivor, sits in a kennel in Abilene, Texas, on Jan. 24. Doctors said there is a waiting list to adopt the pup. In the end, she said, “I paid less attention to what I thought was important — what she looked like — and more to personality and whether it would work in the long run.” She also renamed the cat Christina Penelope “because she was much more regal than Miss Piggy.” When Weiss was curator of behavior and research at the Sedgwick County Zoo, she developed a behavior assessment test that is used by

shelters around the country. Building on that, she came up with the Meet Your Match dog program. She developed the cat match program after she joined the ASPCA in 2005. Shelters across the country use the matchmaking programs, building promotions and holiday ad campaigns around it. Valentine’s Day is the most popular and comes with a reduction in the $95 adoption fee the shelter usually charges, Starr said.

However, with Meet Your Match, “love happens all year long for us.” Richmond was one of the first shelters in the country to embrace the matchmaking plan, Starr said. The hike in the adoption rate didn’t happen immediately, but developed gradually, after a lot of training and a dedicated staff, she said. The best part of the program is that it encourages people to focus on things like which pet

will be the right fit for their lifestyle and their personality — instead of appearance. On the other hand, Weiss said, with pets as with people, “we know love at first sight happens,” and Meet Your Match is flexible enough to accommodate that. “We don’t want to get in the way of love at first sight.” Somestimes, Starr added, the “best match is a mismatch and simply going home with the right expectations.”


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Man’s ex has warning for his bride-to-be Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Brady,” broke up with me in November. Five weeks later he became engaged to someone else. I found out after that I have genital warts. My yearly exams never showed any problems before, so I know I got them from Brady. I’m getting treatment now, but I’ll be contagious for the rest of my life. I have been unable to tell Brady about this because he won’t respond to my attempts to contact him. I’m now trying to decide if I should tell his fiance. This disease can have some serious repercussions if she gets pregnant. Do I leave this woman in the dark, or should I give her the medical information she and her doctors should have? — Needs to Do the Right Thing in New York Dear Needs to Do the Right Thing: Five weeks into a relationship is a whirlwind courtship, unless Brady was cheating on you with his fiancee before your breakup. If that’s the case, she may be the person who infected Brady.



Send him a registered letter informing him of your diagnosis, and any other information about genital warts you feel is relevant. If you’re worried that the fiance is in the dark about this, send her a copy — also by registered mail. That way you’ll know it was received. Dear Abby: I am the product of an interracial relationship from the late ‘60s. My maternal grandmother wanted nothing to do with me and made my teenage mother give me up for adoption. Before my biological mother passed away a few years ago, her dying wish was for my grandmother and me to form a relationship. She didn’t want her mother to be alone in her final years. I made an attempt to forge a relationship with my grand-

mother only to be told that she didn’t like me because of the color of my skin. Since then, I have been having bad dreams of my mother being disappointed in me because I didn’t fulfill her wish. Please advise me. — Unaccepted in North Carolina Dear Unaccepted: It takes two people to form a relationship. By reaching out to your grandmother, you did the best you could to fulfill your mother’s wish — which, from your description of your grandmother, was an unfair burden to try to place on you. There’s no reason for you to court another round of rejection and, for your sake, I’m advising you not to. It may help to write a letter to your mother, explaining to her what happened when you reached out to your grandmother and how it felt, then read it at her grave. But please, stop blaming yourself for your grandmother’s inability to love. Dear Abby: While going through pictures on my girl-

Testosterone to blame for man’s hot flashes Dear Doctor K: I’m a 75-yearold man who recently underwent prostate cancer surgery. I’ve begun to have what I think are hot flashes. I’m baffled, because I thought hot flashes were a female problem. Could I be having male hot flashes? Dear Reader: In short, the answer is yes. As with hot flashes in women, sex hormones are to blame. Women get hot flashes at menopause, when their estrogen levels drop. In men, the problem is testosterone, a type of hormone called an androgen. More specifically, declining testosterone levels can lead to hot flashes in men. In women, estrogen levels drop dramatically after age 50. But for men, declining testosterone levels start as early as age 30 and slowly fall throughout a man’s life. By age 70, more than half of men are testosterone-deficient. This deficiency is responsible for menopause-like symptoms in some men, and

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these can include hot flashes. Some men with what appear to be low levels of testosterone don’t have symptoms, although many men with low testosterone levels have hot flashes. And some men with what appear to be “normal” levels do have hot flashes. So the correlation is not perfect. Other symptoms besides hot flashes are caused by low levels of testosterone — sometimes called “low T.” If in addition to the hot flashes you also have little energy, low sex drive and your muscles seem to be shrinking, you may have low T. As a prostate cancer patient, you’re at higher risk for hot flashes. This is especially true

if you are receiving androgen deprivation therapy as part of your treatment, because it lowers your testosterone levels. Testosterone spurs the growth of many prostate cancer cells. Therefore, treatments that lower testosterone levels are often given. Your doctor can measure the testosterone in your blood to see if your hot flashes are caused by low testosterone. There are a few treatments that might help you. A possible option is female hormones. That may sound weird, but research shows they are highly effective.The doses of female hormones used typically do not produce adverse effects. Also, certain anti-depressants and anti-seizure medication have been proved effective in treating hot flashes. •

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

friend’s computer, I discovered that she had posed nude for a drawing by her artist daughter. For some reason, I am really bothered by her posing nude and doing it for her daughter. How can I bring this up, which will let her know that I was snooping on her computer? — Saw Way Too Much in Kentucky Dear Saw Way Too Much: Why would you be “really bothered” by a mother posing nude for her daughter who is an artist? Most mothers and daughters have seen each other in states of undress. My advice is to first figure out what you think is “wrong” with it, then admit that you snooped so you can talk it out. After that, she can determine if she wants to continue being involved with a man who is as nosy as you appear to be. •

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

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I notice that you always encourage overweight teens to lose weight for better health. I’m 19, and I’m obese — so is my mother, so is my grandmother and so is my greatgrandmother. We all appear to be healthy and happy, and food brings us great joy. I love being big and so does my family. I’m 60 pounds overweight, and I wouldn’t want to have a normal weight for my body build and height if I had to curb my appetite. I enjoy being fat and pigging out whenever I so choose. And please don’t tell me that fat people lack self-esteem. I exude tons of it. Dr. Wallace, please be kind to overweight teens. We are tired of everyone in the world trying to change us. We don’t want to change and that includes my chubby boyfriend. We all believe in the saying, “Big is beautiful!” — Molly, Rome, Ga. Molly: Those overweight teens contact me to find out the fastest, safest way to lose weight because they feel being obese hinders their social life. Counting calories, eating nutritious foods and regular exercise is usually what I recommend. I also remind the overweight teen that obesity, according to the American Cancer Society, is responsible for many ailments, including diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. I encourage overweight teens to lose weight for myriad reasons, but my concern for their health is paramount. I’m aware that some overweight people enjoy it that way and don’t want to change their lifestyle. To you, your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and yes, your chubby boyfriend, I wish continued happiness and continued good health. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Because you’ll be placing a considerably greater emphasis on your material interests in the year ahead, chances are your probabilities for success will be increased Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It looks like one of your talents will get a workout at this juncture. You have a special aptitude for organizing things, and you will be asked to do so for others. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you have a special talent that can be meaningful to others, use it post haste. Make sure you benefit from your gift as well, and you’ll have reason to be more successful than usual. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Even though you’ll be the one endowed with excellent leadership qualities, it will be others who recognize it before you do. Don’t allow any selfdoubts to dilute your talents. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although your financial picture looks especially good, you may be slow to recognize it. This may be due to your using different methods, which will at first obscure the gains you’re making. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Because you’ll enjoy your friends for who they are and not for what you can get from them, you’ll be surprised when some pals shower you with favors. Ask not and you shall receive. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t hesitate to share your secret desires with friends whom you truly trust. True pals will want to help you figure out ways to fulfill your wishes, not make life harder on you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — It behooves you to closely study the associates whom you admire. Chances are there is something of value you can learn from them that’ll make your life easier. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you fail to get something you really want on your first try, push harder during a second attempt. Your probabilities for achieving what you want are good, as long as you don’t give up. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Once you’re able to view situations from other people’s perspectives, you’ll be more effective in dealing with both the situations and the people. When you widen your outlook, you widen your acceptance. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re in an unusually good earning cycle, which should increase your income stemming from special skills, knowledge and/or services you have to offer. Don’t hesitate to ask for what you’re worth. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Obligatory social activities with friends will be more enjoyable than usual. It might be due to the fact that they will take place outside the house in inexpensive, fun venues. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although it’s usually unwise to attempt to do more than one thing at a time, this may not be true in your case. You can handle multiple tasks when there are dollars to be made.


Comic changes

Marvel hits refresh button on Fantastic Four PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s a familiar tale: Science genius, smart girlfriend, her hot-shot brother, and a football-player-turned-accomplishedpilot travel to space, get bombarded by cosmic rays and come back a foursome with fantastic powers. But it’s a story born of the early 1960s when phones were on hooks, faces were in books and tweets were coming from the robin down on Jaybird Street. Marvel Comics is updating the origin of the Fantastic Four this week in a sleeker tale dubbed “Season One” with a more contemporary vibe, while sticking to the roots of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, brother Johnny, and Ben Grimm, otherwise known for the past 51 years as Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing. Think tablet PCs instead of roomsized computing machines. The revision is part of Marvel’s push to add modern touches to its characters. Marvel also is bringing a modern spin to the origins of its other classic characters this year in similar “Season One” editions, including Daredevil, Spider-Man and the X-Men.

“The aim is definitely to continue to keep these characters relevant in an ever-changing world, but also to tell a new story set within this time frame, not merely recount or retell comics that other people have previously done,” said Tom Breevort, who edits the publisher’s Fantastic Four line of books. “We tweaked elements where it made sense. Everybody in the ‘Season One’ books has a cell phone, for example, but we tried to maintain the spirit of the seminal stories that these tales are built upon,” he said. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a playwright and TV writer whose credits include “Glee” along with several stories for Marvel, said “Fantastic Four: Season One” isn’t a reboot of the classic origin, penned by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. “It’s more of a ... refresh,” he said. “The world’s changed over the last 50 years. How we tell comic stories, how we absorb them, so let’s update a great concept by setting it in the present. By giving it a contemporary sensibility.” Artist David Marquez likened it to reintroducing classic stories to modern audiences.

“The storytelling techniques we use as creators and the expectations of readers have changed since the FF’s origins were first told. And because of this, it can be hard for people who didn’t grow up accustomed to the Silver Age style to find these stories as exciting and inspiring as those of us who did,” said Marquez, whose first published comic work, “Syndrome,” came out in 2010. Aguirre-Sacasa said the idea is to make the characters more relevant to a reader who navigates social media, consumes information and is fluent in not just pop culture, but entertainment of all stripes. “Another example, and it’s just a little thing, but the Fantastic Four — after their ill-fated debut battling the Mole Man — are Internet sensations,” he said. “And Johnny, annoyingly, is burning up Twitter. Again, it’s little details like that, which don’t alter the fundamental DNA of the Fantastic Four, but blow the cobwebs off a story that’s decades old. And have a slightly more pop flavor.”

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “When in Rome” — Magic coins bring an assortment of odd suitors to a disillusioned woman, Kristen Bell, but a persistent reporter, Josh Duhamel, might hold the promise of real romance./7 on FX n SPORTS College basketball — A couple of top-10 matchups highlight a strong college basketball schedule tonight. No. 6 Baylor hosts No. 7 Kansas at 6 p.m., followed by the always-entertaining game between No. 5 North Kristen Bell Carolina and No. 10 Duke at 8./6 p.m. on ESPN2 and 8 p.m. on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Middle” — Mike angers Frankie on Valentine’s Day by refusing to present her with a romantic gesture; Axl struggles with a school assignment; Brick must write a report on love; Sue’s boyfriend suddenly turns into a bad kisser./7 on ABC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS John Williams, composer-conductor, 80; Ted Koppel, newscaster, 72; Nick Nolte, actor, 71; Robert Klein, comedian, 70; Mary Steenburgen, actress, 59; John Grisham, author, 57; Vince Neil, rock singer, 51; Seth Green, actor, 38; Jeremy Davis, rock musician, 27. n DEATH Florence Green — The last known surviving veteran of World War I, was 101. She never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. She was serving with the Women's Royal Air Force as a waitress at an air base in eastern England when the guns fell silent on Nov. 11, 1918. It was not until 2010 that she was officially recognized as a veteran after a researcher found her service record in Britain's National Archives.


First lady beats Fallon in challenge Michelle Obama and “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon turned the White House into a playground to promote the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” fitness campaign. Obama and Fallon did pushups and twirled hula hoops. They competed at dodge ball and tug-of-war. And the first lady triumphed over the comedian in a climactic potato sack race. Michelle After a defeated Fallon said, “It doesn’t matter Obama if you won or lost,” the first lady replied, “It matters.” Obama has been making the talk-show rounds to celebrate the second anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity. In the past few weeks she has appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,”‘’The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Rachael Ray.”

Judge denies Hatch’s $25 IRS bid A request by reality television star Richard Hatch to give the Internal Revenue Service a reduced payment of $25 for January in his tax evasion case has been denied by a Rhode Island judge. Hatch won the first season of CBS’“Survivor.” He served a ninemonth sentence for failing to pay back taxes. He was ordered to pay 25 percent of his gross income to the IRS as part of his sentence for violating terms of his supervised release. He sought the reduced payment, saying he’d earned only $500 since being freed in December.

Taylor collection works snag $21.8M Three top works from the late Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor’s art collection have sold at a London auction for nearly $22 million, the auctioneer Christie’s said Tuesday. The lot’s biggest-selling item was Van Gogh’s “Vue Van Gogh’s work Vue de l’asile de l’asile de la Chapelle de Remy,” which used to hang et de la Chapelle de Saintin the living room of Taylor’s Remy Bel Air home. The tan-andturquoise landscape was sold for nearly $16 million to an anonymous telephone bidder. The two other pieces, a self-portrait by Edgar Degas and a landscape by Claude Pissarro, sold earlier in the evening. Taylor died in March at age 79, and Christie’s has been selling off her possessions piecemeal.

and one more Butterfinger stunt pokes fun at Patriots People aren’t quite done piling on New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker for a dropped fourth-quarter pass that helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl. An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars in Boston’s Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: “Thank you Wes Welker.” The tongue-in-cheek stunt by drew takers for the candy and a citation from the city for commercial dumping. Pawngo CEO Todd Hills says in a statement to The Boston Globe the Denver- and Chicago-based company “thought Boston fans might at least get a laugh out of it.” He says the company respects Welker and the Patriots. Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions but dropped a slightly off-target pass from quarterback Tom Brady with about four minutes left Sunday night. The Giants won 21-17.

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Damon Wayans Jr., right, and Eliza Coupe are shown in a scene from the ABC comedy “Happy Endings.”

ABC comedy gets laughter started Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — It’s never been my favorite month. But January was worse than ever this year. I had seen my latest relationship, a sizzling romance surely meant for the ages, go bust between Christmas and New Year’s (which made it all the more painful, since it fell within the so-called “breakup window” — see below). This gave me license to spend January pining for my ex and feeling miserable without her. And I did. I mention this not to beg for sympathy, but to make a point about the ABC comedy “Happy Endings”: It’s the funniest show on TV. Why do I say this? Not just because I have always found it smart and amusing, week in and week out. But also because it has emerged as my go-to show when I need a pick-me-up. Case in point: On one particularly bleak night in January, plagued by self-pity and sleeplessness, I gave up my tossing and turning and retreated to the living room. In those lovelorn wee hours in front of the TV, “Happy Endings” had me laughing out loud. “Happy Endings” might be described as “Friends” meets “Scrubs” with a dash of “Seinfeld.” It merges physical comedy, sight gags and cutaways with Mach-speed zingy dialogue. Watching the show, I keep a hold on my remote and make frequent use of that button that backs up the action a few seconds, so I can catch a throwaway line I missed the first time. Or savor it again. Or figure it out. The stepping-off point for the series’ premiere last spring was the wedding of seemingly perfect couple Dave and Alex, where Alex, seized by doubts about matrimony, left her groom at the altar. Afterward, this made things awkward for them as well as for their mutual friends as everyone tried to keep the gang of six longtime pals intact. If its premise seemed a little gimmicky (especially the willthey-or-won’t-they-reconcile issue surrounding Dave and Alex), “Happy Endings” quickly laid to rest such con-

Roseanne Barr on Calif. ballot for president SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Roseanne Barr’s name is on California’s primary ballot as a Green Party candidate for president. Barr is among 24 candidates she intends to place on the June 5 ballot. An officially certified list will be released on March 29. A news release says Barr is among three candidates for the Green Party nomination. The actress-comedian released a statement last week saying she’s a longtime supporter of the Green Party and she looks forward to working with people who share her values. She says the two major parties aren’t serving the American people. The Green Party will select a presidential nominee at a convention in Baltimore in July.

On TV “Happy Endings” airs on ABC Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. cerns by reveling in the group dynamics of these distinct and lovable twenty-somethings. Dave (Zachary Knighton) operates a none-too-successful food truck on the streets of the show’s Chicago setting. Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, “24”) is sexy but a flake, the owner of a boutique that gets no customers. Alex’s sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe, “Scrubs”) is whippetslim, high-strung and in velvet-gripped control of her husband, Brad (Damon Wayans Jr., “The Underground”), a prissy business exec. Rounding out the pack are sarcastic slacker Max (Adam Pally), who, openly gay and even more openly unemployed, has been friends with Dave and Brad since college, and, before pinning down his sexual preference, briefly dated Penny (Casey Wilson, “Saturday Night Live”), who, still stubbornly looking for Mr. Right, remains best buds with him. Tonight’s show is pegged to Valentine’s Day, with everyone focused on romance, and, of course, mostly not finding it.

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01. Legals

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 1, 2005, Harold E. Jennings and Phyllis M. Jennings, husband and wife, as joint tenants with full rights of survivorship and not as tenants in common, executed a certain deed of trust to Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for the benefit of Ameriquest Mortgage Company which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1527 at Page 533; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as trustee under Securitizaton Servicing Agreement Dated as of November 1, 2005 Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage-Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR1, by instrument dated November 10, 2011 and recorded in Book 1530 at Page 86 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank National Association as trustee under Securitization Servicing Agreement Dated as of November 1, 2005 Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage-Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR1, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated December 28, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1532 at Page 43; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, U.S. Bank National Association as trustee under Securitization Servicing Agreement Dated as of November 1, 2005 Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage-Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR1, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 22, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All that parcel of land in Warren County, State of Mississippi, as more fully described in Deed Book 960, Page 247, ID#21676, being known and designated as filed in Plat Book 960, Page 247, recorded 11-12-1992, metes and bounds property. Those certain parcels of land located in Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Parcel 1 - Begin at an iron rod set in a fence corner and marking the Southwest corner of the Whatley tract deeded to R. T. Whatley by J. G. Sherard, Special Commissioner, by deed dated January 15, 1949 and recorded in Deed Book 272 at Page 572 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records, and lying N 71 degrees 99 minutes East, 307.16 feet from a monument marking the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi; run thence N 02 degrees 23 minutes E 488.8 feet; thence N 01 degrees 58 minutes W, 121.60 feet; thence N 00 degrees 34 minutes W, 218.60 feet; thence N 00 degrees 24 minutes W, 262.44 feet; thence N 06 degrees 29 minutes E, 1098.88 feet to an iron pin marking the Southwest corner of Dana Wood Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 64 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records; thence along the East right-of-way line of Dana Road the following bearings and distances: N 11 degrees 15 minutes 20 seconds E, 134.68 feet; thence N 07 degrees 00 minutes W, 109.43 feet; thence N 18 degrees 20 minutes W, 81.53 feet; thence N 02 degrees 59 minutes W, 198.16 feet; thence N 02 degrees 24 minutes W, 95.08 feet; thence N 15 degrees 37 minutes E, 96.57 feet; thence N 24 degrees 13 minutes E, 109.66 feet; thence N 20 degrees 01 minutes E, 125.59 feet; thence N 06 degrees 44 minutes E, 110.77 feet; thence N 04 degrees 18 minutes W, 98.47 feet to the Point of Beginning after described parcel; thence run N 63 degrees 47 minutes E, 222.00 feet; thence N 57 degrees 49 minutes E,329.50 feet; thence N 59 degrees 24 minutes E, 158.80feet; thence N 27 degrees 25 W, 46.58 feet; thence N 12 degrees 24 minutes E, 31.35 feet; thence N 64 degrees 17 minutes W, 73.38 feet; thence N 84 degrees 12 minutes W, 78.59 feet; thence S 57 degrees 56 minutes W, 285.14 feet; thence S 67 degrees 53 minutes W, 333.00 feet to a point on the East right-of-way line of Dana Road; thence along said right-of-way line S 31 degrees 07 minutes E, 111.69 feet and S 21 degrees 19 minutes E, 100.70 feet to the Point of Beginning, said parcel containing 2.95 acres, and being located in Section 12, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Parcel 2- Beginning at the West line of the present (Nov. 1968) Dana Road at a point that lies N 07 degrees 36 minutes E a distance of 2657.9 feet from a concrete post that marks the half section corner of Sections 15 and 16, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi; run thence with the West line of old, now abandoned Dana Road as follows: N 56 degrees 19 minutes W, 129.52 feet to an iron pipe, thence N 45 degrees 47 minutes W, 60.29 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 14 degrees 36 minutes W, 129.52 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 30 degrees 39 minutes E, 46.44 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 44 degrees 06 minutes E, 240.14 feet to an iron pipe on the West line of the aforementioned present Dana Road; run thence with said West line of said present Dana Road as follows: S 19 degrees 43 minutes W, 200.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence S 02 degrees 02 minutes E, 90.0 feet; thence S 13 degrees 07 minutes E, 60.0 feet; thence S 20 degrees 35 minutes E, 122.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel contains 0.06 acres, more or less, in Section 12 and 0.72 acres, more or less, in Section 15, both in Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 27th day of January, 2012. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 2160 Dana Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 11-003608GW Publish: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15(3t)

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SAMUEL ARTHUR DERBY, SR., DECEASED NO. 2011-159PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 5th day of January, 2012, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executrix upon the Estate of Samuel Arthur Derby, Sr., deceased, notice

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01. Legals y is hereby given to all person having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 9th day of January, 2012. /s/ Bobbie Sims Derby BOBBIE SIMS DERBY EXECUTRIX Publish: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (4t)

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COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGNER Qualified applicant should have good grammar skills, experience with MacIntosh computers, ad layout and design. Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign. Responsibilities include creating and composing advertisements to customer specifications. Must be creative, organized, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines. Send resumes to: Dept. 3782 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

01. Legals

05. Notices

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November 1, 2007, Angela Wynn, a single woman, executed a certain deed of trust to Jay Morris, Attorney, Trustee for the benefit of JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1681 at Page 460; and WHEREAS, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, being one and the same as JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated November 29, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1530 at Page 543; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 29, 2012 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Fifty-Three (53) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat of which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 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 27th day of January, 2012. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 309 Northridge Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 11-003652GW Publish: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22 (4t)

02. Public Service

(non-medical facility)

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

05. Notices

LOST! White Labrador. Male, not wearing collar, missing from Scott Road/ Duncan Road/ Bovina Cut-off Road area. Needs medication. 601-6380084, 601-415-5003.

07. Help Wanted $2,000 Sign-On Bonus

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.

Now hiring at ALL Locations. • Searcy, AR • Cresson, TX • Winnsboro, TX Class A CDL Driver Tanker Endorsement & 1 year verifiable CDL Exp. Apply Online or call: 817-396-4706

Is the one you love hurting you?

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales. Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

Turn your trash into cash with “The Classified Factory�. To place your ad in the Classifieds call 601-636-SELL!

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR NEEDED at Claiborne County Senior Center. Apply in person only, 2124 Old Highway 61 South, Port Gibson, MS. AVON- NEED INCOME now? Start your Avon Business! Earn good money! Call 601-259-2157. BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. AMIkids NORTHEAST LA is currently seeking certified teachers. Please contact Executive Director KarVan Powell or Business Manager ChaQuita Richardson 318-574-9475 or email

AMIkids Northeast LA is currently seeking a Director of Treatment. Must have Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other counseling related field supplemented by one to two years experience working with at risk and troubled youth; must satisfy criminal background check; state license preferred. To apply please contact KarVan Powell or ChaQuita Richardson at (318) 574-9475 or

06. Lost & Found FOUND! BOXER PUPPY. APPROXIMATELY 4 months old, found off Fisher Ferry/ Joyce Lane. Jimbo or Brenda Shiers, 601-618-3862, 601-831-7000. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST WALKING CANE! Hand Crafted, Vine design. Taken from cart beside restroom at Walmart. $100 reward! Call to return 601-456-4634, 601-4361330, 601-738-1283.

Don't miss a thing! Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found


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

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

Large, very friendly, black female Labrador. She’s blind in one eye and needs medication. She has been spayed and treated for Red Mange. Was wearing pink collar when she went missing. Chases deer, but not traffic smart. Always sleeps inside. Lost in the Timberlane area, but has been seen on Halls Ferry Road. If seen, please call 601-415-2284 or 601-636-8774.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers experienced with construction and design are needed to assist the LTRC in various projects supporting 2011 Flood victims in Warren County. Please call 601-636-1788 to offer support. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS daily!

07. Help Wanted

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests

06. Lost & Found

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

Do You Love History and Books? A great job opportunity is now unfolding in a great environment amidst a

National Park full of Civil War history! OPEN POSITION Part-Time and Full Time Position Store Associate Vicksburg National Military Park – Vicksburg, MS Eastern National is a non-profit organization and Equal Opportunity Employer that currently serves as a partner to the National Park Service. We are seeking a store associate with merchandising and retail experience, ability to communicate effectively, provide excellent customer service, and have good mathematical and problem-solving skills. A strong working knowledge of personal computers and Point of Sales Systems is preferred. This position will involve working weekends and holidays. This is NOT a government position although Eastern National is located within a National Park. Interested parties should send their resumes to Shanna Farmer at or pick up an application at the visitor’s center book store located at 3201 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS. Deadline – February 20, 2012


07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.

MASSAGE THERAPIST OR NAIL TECH Busy Salon needs you. Call Linda 601-630-7170

DRIVER. LOOKING For a new job for the New year? Tango has immediate openings for Regional and OTR Drivers! Top Pay, Excellent Benefits and Great Hometime. CDL-A and 15 months OTR experience required. Apply by phone. MondayFriday 8am- 5pm and Sunday 1pm- 5pm CST. 877826-4605 or online at Please email resumes to:

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT Company seeking experience individuals for grass cutting, landscaping and irrigation. Starting pay $10$12 per hour based on experience. Must have at least 2 years experience and pass monthly drug screens. College highly valued. Current drivers license, good driving history and clean background check required. Send professional typed resume and photo with work history, references and contact information to Dept. 3781, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

DRIVERS NEEDED!! 1-800-301-1140 Call M-F 8am-5pm EXPANDING $15 HOUR PLUS BONUS. Retailer needs 6 individuals in our display department. No experience required. Must have reliable transportation and high school diploma. Call 601-932-0133. HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC needed. Engine experience required. Sam Estis, 318-348-7947. INTERVIEWER Westat seeks motivated, organized, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study for the U.S. Public Health Service. Interviewers will collect information bout alcohol use and disorders and related physical and mental health conditions. Interviewers will also obtain a saliva sample using a collection kit. Previous interviewing or public contact experience is required. Bilingual interviewers fluent in the following languages are encouraged to apply: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Korean. To learn more about this position and apply, go to and enter Job ID 4380BR. WESTAT EOE



LPN, CNA, PCA NEEDED as soon as possible for home care. Call Nursing Management Inc. 800-448-3634 or website PART TIME EXPERIENCED maintenance person needed. Must have own tools, background check required. For appointment, 601-636-0635.

SEATRAX MARINE CRANES now hiring field service technicians, machinists and electricians. Apply at 218 Gunther Lane, Bell Chasse, LA 70037 or call Cindy at 504-394-4600 extension 233. SHUTTLE SERVICE NEEDS reliable, dependable drivers. Must have good driving record, no CDL required. 601-529-3298.

Assistant Manager Position Available The successful candidate will have high energy sales floor experience, management & organizational skills, some past computer/ administrative. Get applications from Halls Ferry location or send fax to 601-693-2693 or call Leon at 601-693-2655 x14.

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

13. Situations Wanted NEED A SITTER? Call 601-497-5144, 601-400-1290. Over 25 years of experience.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 MINI CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. Registered, 3 females, 2 males. $300. 601218-0312.

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

09. Child Care WILL KEEP CHILDREN in my home. Infants to 3 years old. $75 weekly. 601629-4027.

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

Classifieds Really Work!

07. Help Wanted

15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545. ESTATE SALE SERVICE AUCTION SERVICE KATZENMEYER'S MISSISSIPPI AUCTION SERVICE 601-415-3121 LOCALLY OWNED SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

07. Help Wanted

VICKSBURG VIDEO has an opening for INSTALLER VICKSBURG VIDEO offers excellent benefits, which include the following: Health Insurance Dental Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Profit Sharing Plan Additional Supplemental Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid Training and Education in the National Cable Telecommunications Institute Complimentary Cable Service & High-Speed Internet Service for applicants living in our service area and discounted phone service Interested applicants may fax a resume to (601) 636-3797, or mail a resume to or come in and fill out an application at our office at 900 Hwy 61 N, Vicksburg, MS 39183. VICKSBURG VIDEO, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug and tobacco free work environment.

Vicksburg’s First Casino has immediate openings for: IT APPLICATIONS SUPPORT SPECIALIST SENIOR SURVEILLANCE OPERATOR EXECUTIVE CASINO HOST PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR CASINO SERVICES SUPERVISOR SLOT SHIFT MANAGER DUAL RATE DEALER We are looking for qualified applicants who have work related experience. We offer Competitive Wages and Excellent Benefits. Interested applicant may apply Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. or send resume to: Sandy Cowart Director of Human Resources DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel-Vicksburg 2920 Washington Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Office 601-630-4480 Fax 601-636-4089 EOE/Drug Free


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Godfrey & Ivy Realty, Inc

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES KEEPING YOU TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? The Clean you expect • Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

Danny Ivy 601-953-2644

Debbie Ivy 601-927-3159

• Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning • House Cleaning • Clean & Wax Wood & Vinyl Floors

ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 17. Wanted To Buy

108 Azalea Lane

17. Wanted To Buy

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.

07. Help Wanted

An adorable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath updated home with a dream kitchen. Private fenced backyard. Workshop. Quiet city location convenient to ERDC. Looking for a starter home? Look no further, this one's for YOU!


3114 Washington Street $35,000 • 2BR/1BA • Victorian • Investment Property Call Debbie Ivy @ 601-927-3159 Visit Our Website:

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. PLEASE CALL THE Gentleman of Junk for all your junk vehicle needs. Make like a magician and turn your junk vehicles into cash. Please leave message if no answer. 601-868-2781.


The service you deserve


The Vicksburg Post

07. Help Wanted

17. Wanted To Buy

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

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249. Classified Advertising really brings big results!

07. Help Wanted

SUE L. RICHARDSON 601-415-0957 103 Pear Orchard Drive, Vicksburg, MS • 601-636-3116

Call Kim Steen, @ 601-218-7318, agent with Coldwell Banker All Stars for your personal showing of this cute country home in Timberlane Sub-division. If you need some flat space, this 5 acres is for you. Fenced for horses and dogs. House is 3 bedroom 2 bath. Unfinished hardwood floors throughout home, under carpet and tile. Big kitchen.


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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

1999 MERCURY SABLE, $2000. 1997 Nissan Maxima, $2100. Sectional sofa bed recliner, $100. 13 inch color t.v., $15. 601-5291982.

ANTIQUE TABLES, $150. Antique coffee table with glass top, $50. Antique end table, $50. Antique sofa, $100. Antique chair, $50. Sanyo t.v., $150. Sleigh bed with dresser, $400. Curtains, bedding, miscellaneous. 601-6311674.

CEMETERY PLOT. GREEN Lawn Gardens Cemetery (1 space). 225294-3061 or e-mail: thomp

ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED. $250. 601-638-7721.

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.

BANDSAW BLADES. ONE ¼ inch x 80 inch metal cutting, one 3/16 inch x 80 inch skip raker 4 TPL wood blade, one ½ inch x 80 inch hook rake 3 TPL wood blade. Brand new, all three for $25. 601-634-6121.

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

5x14 ATV TRAILER with loading ramp, new tires, good floor, single axle. Selling because we need wider trailer. $700 (call Percy 601218-0334 or after 5pm call 601-634-8714.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation for details!

07. Help Wanted

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


15. Auction

MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION for Ford F150 (300). 5-speed overdrive transmission. $400. 601634-1355, 601-529-0262.

NICE DARK CHERRY TV/ VCR media center console. (80 high x 39 wide x 21 deep). Like new. $299. 601-661-0237. THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation.


TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199. New sofa love seat $675. 601638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn.

15. Auction

15. Auction

FARM & CONST. AUCTION Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC “Every Day of Life Counts” We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual. • CNA’s (all shifts) • RN’s (for weekends) Apply online at Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 “What are your dreams?” EOE

INTERVIEWER Westat seeks motivated, organized, detail-oriented individuals to work part time on an important study for the U.S. Public Health Service. Interviewers will collect information about alcohol use and disorders and related physical and mental health conditions. Interviewers will also obtain a saliva sample using a collection kit. Previous interviewing or public contact experience is required. Bilingual interviewers fluent in the following languages are encouraged to apply: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, or Korean. To learn more about this position and apply, go to and enter Job ID 4380BR.


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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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




•Residential & Commercial •Pressure Washing •Sheetrock repair

& finishing 35 years experience

Free Estimates Dean Cook • 601-278-4980

PRICE’S GLASS Residential / Commercial / Automotive Serving the Vicksburg area since 1973 Competitive pricing • Will match quotes • Insurance claims Glass Cut While You Wait 601-636-7621 716 S. Madison St. • Vicksburg, MS

To advertise your business here for as little as

$2.83 per day, call our Classified Dept. at 601-636-7355.


Show Your Colors!

601-636-SELL (7355)

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


19. Garage & Yard Sales

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

20. Hunting

FRI & SAT * FEB 17-18 2012 * 9:00 AM 2749 HWY 21 * FOREST, MS 39074 * 601-469-2705 DAY 601-954-4230 CELL Selling Dozers, Backhoes, 50-75 Farm Tractors, Skid Steers, Forklifts, Rubber Tired Loaders, Aerial Equipment, Trucks, Trailers, Bush-hogs, Disks, Plows, Shop Tools, Compressors, Etc…. Located at our Forest, MS Auction Facility * 5% Buyers Premium per item with $200.00 max. per item Visit our website for listing and online bidding: Auctioneers: Corbert D. Hollingsworth MS Lic #142; Chad Brantley MS Lic #823; Joey McCann MS Lic #157

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

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

33. Commercial Property

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1310 SOUTH STREET $400 monthly, central air/ heat, appliances furnished, convenient. 601-529-4791. 2 BEDROOM ALL electric. Water furnished, $450 monthly. 4 BEDROOM duplex Both $200 deposit, $500 monthly. Refrigerator, stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living! Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

Ask about our Holiday special! 601-638-5587 1-601-686-0635

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

AVAILABLE TO CLEAN homes/ apartments. References/ reasonable rates. Call Lisa, 601-218-0287.

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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

of opportunity with

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782

The Vicksburg Post



26. For Rent Or Lease

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I CLEAN HOUSES! Well known, excellent references. Will also iron by the hour. Reasonable. 601-6312482, 601-831-6052. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.



27. Rooms For Rent 3 ROOMS AVAILABLE. In Vicksburg, separate private entrances, furnished, free linens and washer/ dryer use. $330 and up per month. 773-719-6529.

No matter what type of work you’re needing done, the Classifieds can help you find the right person for the job!

YOKENA AREA. ROOM for rent in private home. $725 to $1000. Deposit/ references. 601-630-0022.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

33. Commercial Property

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

960 SQUARE FOOT Deluxe office space on Wisconsin Avenue. $675 monthly. Call 601-634-6669.


30. Houses For Rent

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North Fall In LOVE With

Our 2 Bedroom SPECIAL! Call for Details 601-638-0102 COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

40. Cars & Trucks

Licensed in MS and LA

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

1455 PARKSIDE, 3/ 2. 1865 Martin Luther King, 3/ 1. 123 Roseland 4/ 2. 2606 Oak Street, 2/ 1. $750 and up! 732-768-5743.

FOR LEASE. WAREHOUSE space, 12,000 square feet, south county, zoned for manufacturing. 601-638-3214.

34. Houses For Sale • BY OWNER • 121 AUTUMN DRIVE, convenient in-town location, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 998 square feet, recently renovated, almost everything new, very nice, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, double pane insulated windows, super clean, move-in ready. ONLY $83,000! For appointment call

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

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

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






29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


$6000 DOWN, $600 per month on land/ home in Vicksburg area. 3 to choose from. Other mobile homes available. 662-417-1209. ½ ACRE LAKE front property with 2 decks, and covered back porch. 4 bedroom, 2 bath fixer upper house. $45,000. 601-5725300, 601-573-5029. ½ acre lake front property. With 2 decks and covered back porch, 4 bedroom, 2 bath fixer upper. $32,500 cash. 601-5725300, 601-573-5029. 14X70. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Choose from 5 nice mobile homes. $8000 cash! 601-572-5300, 601-5735029. 2005 28x64. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Tons of upgrades. $34,900. 601-572-5300, 601-573-5029. 2006 28 x 62. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, new everything! $29,000. Call 601-5725300, 601-573-5029. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

36. Farms & Acreage ACREAGE

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

40. Cars & Trucks

1988 CHEVY CAMARO BODY only. Good condition, rebuilt transmission, engine locked. $600. 601-456-3842.

2010 JEEP COMPASS Latitude. Practically new, very low mileage, black berry, loaded, heated seats, remote key with start. $17,500 cash only. 601529-9028, leave message.

1990 FORD RANGER XLT. Excellent condition, V6, 5-speed, tool box, bedliner. $2000. 601-754-3676. 2000 CHEVROLET SEDAN CAVALIER. AM/ FM/ CD stereo, 172,000 miles. $1800. 601-638-7265 or 601-618-3512.

CONCRETE STEPS. 20 inches high, 4 feet wide, 3 steps tall. $100. Call 601218-9654.

2003 MERCEDES E320. 90,000 miles, Presidential Blue, clean. $11,000. 601218-4797, 601-502-6522.

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

TAX TIME SALE ! $500 Cash Rebate with any $2500 down payment. Buy here, Pay here at George Carr Rental building! 601-831-2000 after 2pm.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

“Cash rebate assigned to dealer”


21.5 ACRES/ Barn Northeast of Edwards. 5.5 ACRES- 3 bedroom home, deck, greenhouse, lake, lots of extras, near Edwards. 376 ACRES- hunting land – Holmes County. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042.

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

40. Cars & Trucks



32. Mobile Homes For Sale


Commodore Apartments

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

Discover a new world

34. Houses For Sale

NICE MOBILE HOME. All appliances and air, 2002 Clayton, 16x80, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $14,900. Call 601-573-5029, 601572-5300.

4 RENTALS AVAILABLE Eagle Lake area. Call 601-279-4723 for more information.

PURVIS UPHOLSTERY AND repairs. 36 years experience, specializing in antiques. 601-634-6073.


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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


NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

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

The Ridge Apartments 601-636-8592


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

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Bring in this ad and receive

$50 OFF


your Security Deposit

29. Unfurnished Apartments

FRlicEatE ion



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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Vicksburg Post


SPORTS we dn e sday, f e bruar y 8, 2012 • SE C TI O N D

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

prep basketball

Three times as nice Lady Vikes end Vicksburg’s season in Division 3-6A Tournament By Ernest Bowker

Celebration time Eli, Giants hope for a rare Super Bowl repeat next season. Story/D4

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL (G) Warren Central vs. Greenville-Weston Friday, 6 p.m., at Clinton

(B) Veritas vs. PCA Friday, 6:30 p.m., at Rebul (B) Vicksburg at Clinton Friday, 7:30 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - Two of the Big East’s best, 12th-ranked Georgetown and secondranked Syracuse, battle in the Carrier Dome.


Vicksburg basketball player scored 16 points to lead the Gators to a win over Greenville-Weston in the Division 3-6A Tournament opener on Tuesday.

Sidelines Ricky Williams retires for a second time

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ricky Williams is retiring from the NFL. Again. This time, however, it appears to be for good. The 34-year-old Williams told the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday he won’t be back to fulfill the second year of a contract he signed in August. Playing as a backup to Ray Rice this year, Williams ran for 444 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also became the 26th player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing, reaching the plateau in the season finale at Cincinnati. “The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life,” Williams said. “I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly, fun. ... As for what’s next, I am excited about all the opportunities ahead — continuing my education, running The Ricky Williams Foundation and whatever other opportunities present themselves.” Williams retired previously before the 2004 season when facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy. He returned in 2005, then left to spend the 2006 season with Toronto of the Canadian Football League.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 9-5-1 La. Pick 4: 4-4-1-6

Mega Millions: 17-23-30-37-45

Megaball: 4; Megaplier; 4 Weekly results: D2

CLINTON — Often, the Vicksburg-Warren Central rivalry seems close enough to be decided by a coin flip. Unless it’s in the postseason, of course. Then it’s all Warren Central. The Lady Vikes overcame an 11-point deficit in the first half to grab the lead, then survived a frantic finish to hold it and beat Vicksburg 39-37 Tuesday night in the first round of the Division 3-6A Tournament. It’s the third straight year WC (9-16) has ended its crosstown rival’s season in the division tournament. Freshman Denitra Bracey had 10 points and 18 rebounds to lead WC. “In the regular season, if we split or they beat us both games, it becomes more like, ‘you’ve got to get them, it’s your time.’ I’m very sure the Vicksburg coaches were telling them it’s been two years in a row that you knocked them off, so I had to try and motivate mine that you can’t take it for granted. You have to take care of business,” WC coach Jackie Martin-Brown said. Warren Central had suffered seven consecutive losses entering the tournament, but is now guaranteed at least two more games. It advanced to Friday night’s championship game against Greenville-Weston and clinched a berth in next week’s Class 6A North State satellite game. Greenville beat Clinton, 41-37, in another first-round game Tuesday. “You can start out great, and then lose that first game and

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central guard Rolonda Lovette drives past Vicksburg guard Ama Arkoful at Clinton High School on Tuesday. be sitting home. Or you can start out bad and win that game that puts you on and then go and do good. I always say it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. One of the football players said it’s an old cliché, but really it’s true,” Martin-Brown said. Vicksburg (12-13) was left picking up the pieces follow-

ing a brutal season-ending loss. The Missy Gators got 14 points from Ama Arkoful and 10 from Kailin Young, and started the game by hitting 10 of their first 14 shots. The fast start gave them a 22-11 lead midway through the second quarter — and a lofty perch from which to make

a hard crash landing. They made only six field goals and scored 15 points the rest of the game. “Nobody stepped up. It’s sad. Give (WC) credit. Take nothing from them. They worked as a team and they won it,” VHS coach Barbara See WC, Page D3.

Eli Baylis•The Vicksburg Post

The Gators clinched a berth in the Division 3-6A championship game Friday at Clinton at 7:30 p.m.

Gators end streak, grab playoff berth CLINTON — Vicksburg High brought an emphatic end to its late-season losing streak. The Gators scored the first 16 points of the game, then survived a second-half charge by Greenville-Weston to win 69-64 in the first round of the Division 3-6A Tourna-

Claiborne takes Thorpe Award By The Associated Press

Vicksburg guard Edward Davis drives past Greenville-Weston guard D’Angelo Richardson at Clinton High School Tuesday.

By Ernest Bowker

college football

ment on Tuesday. DeAndre King and Romeo Carter scored 16 points apiece for Vicksburg (10-15), which snapped a six-game slide, advanced to Friday night’s championship game against Clinton, and earned a spot in next week’s Class 6A North State satellite game. “It’s been coming. We’d lose by two, we’d lose by four, we’d lose by five, we can’t

make a shot. I told the kids if you keep on working, it’s going to come. And boy, that 10th victory is sweet,” Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said. Vicksburg hit seven of its first 10 shots while starting the game with a 16-0 run, went 4-for-6 from 3-point range in the first quarter, and never trailed. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have to work

for the victory, though. Greenville (20-6) got hot from outside in the second half, hitting 6 of 13 shots from beyond the arc to slash away at the deficit. Vicksburg answered with a short run or a couple of baskets every time the Hornets got within shouting distance. Carter hit a 3-pointer at the thirdSee VHS, Page D3.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Before Morris Claiborne celebrated his 22nd birthday and was honored as the Jim Thorpe Award at a dinner Tuesday night, the All-American from LSU had work to do. He started his day with 45 minutes of treadmill and pool work. Ken Prude, who was one of Claiborne’s high school coaches back in Shreveport, La., says the cornerback’s commitment has been evident since high school. “You could see it, and hope for it, and you see his work ethic and you’d think there was a possibility, but to this level right now, it’s beyond what we imagined,” Prude said. “He’s low-key and humble and a good guy.” Claiborne won the Thorpe Award as college football’s best defensive back. He had six interceptions last season for LSU, which won the Southeastern Conference title but lost the national championship game to SEC West rival Alabama. “It’s an award that’s representative of all the right things about college football,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “The recipient is a team player, hard-working, not a ready-made guy. He came in not highly recruited, but . he worked hard, is humble and had a penchant for big plays.” Claiborne led the Football Bowl Subdivision in interception return yards with 173, including a touchdown return. He also averaged 26.1 yards per kickoff return, returning one for touchdown. He gave up his senior season and is expected to be a high first-round pick in the NFL draft. As a sophomore, Claiborne played off of another LSU star cornerback, Patrick Peterson — the 2010 Thorpe Award winner — and saw plenty of action as opposing teams tried to avoid throwing toward Peterson. This season, the 6-foot, 185pound junior was the guy opponents avoided. “It was kind of hard this year,” Claiborne said. “I thought, ‘This is all what Patrick was going through (last year),’ and he turned out OK, so I must be doing something right. Every time the opportunity presents itself, I try to seize the moment. There weren’t too many guys throwing my way, so when they did, I tried to make them pay for it.” Claiborne came to LSU thinking he’d play wide receiver before Peterson started bending his ear about playing defense. “My mindset in the beginning was, ‘I’m an offensive player.’ I liked to have the ball,” Claiborne said. “That’s where I wanted to be at. But I thought about, what were my chances of getting on the field quicker? It was at (defensive back). Obviously, Patrick did a lot of pulling at me to get me on that side of the ball, and it worked out. “I don’t think I would have made as big an impact on the offensive side of the ball like I did on the defensive side.”


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. Big Ten - Penn State at Michigan State 6 p.m. ESPN - Georgetown at Syracuse 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Kansas at Baylor 6 p.m. ESPNU - Cincinnati at St. John’s 6 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Rhode Island at Xavier 7 p.m. FSN - Rice at Houston 7:30 p.m. Big Ten - Michigan at Nebraska 8 p.m. ESPN - Duke at North Carolina 8 p.m. ESPNU - Notre Dame at West Virginia 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Seton Hall at Rutgers 8 p.m. CBS Sports Network - Tulsa at UTEP NBA 6 p.m. NBATV - New York at Washington 9 p.m. NBATV - Houston at Portland NHL 6:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network Boston at Buffalo 9 p.m. NBC Sports Network Calgary at San Jose


from staff & AP reports

NFL Haley named Steelers’ offensive coordinator PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have named Todd Haley their new offensive coordinator. Haley, 45, will replace Bruce Arians, now with the Indianapolis Colts, and will inherit an offense that scored 325 points last season en route to finishing 12-4. Haley was fired by Kansas City on Dec. 13, after going 19-26 in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, leading them to the 2010 AFC West title. He spent 10 seasons as an assistant before being hired by Kansas City. He was offensive coordinator for Arizona in 2007-08, helping lead the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance. And he is the son of Dick Haley, who spent 44 seasons in the NFL including serving as the Steelers’ director of player personnel from 1971-90. “

Candy bar slogan insults Pats’ Welker

BOSTON — People aren’t quite done piling on New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker for a dropped fourth-quarter pass that helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl. An online pawnbroker dumped hundreds of Butterfinger candy bars in Boston’s Copley Square on Tuesday with a note: “Thank you Wes Welker.” The stunt by drew takers for the candy and a citation from the city for commercial dumping.

CYCLING Contador maintains innocence despite ban MADRID — Alberto Contador vowed to return to the pinnacle of cycling, maintaining his innocence in the face of a two-year doping ban that stripped the Spanish star of his 2010 Tour de France title. He said his lawyers are considering whether to appeal the ban handed down by sports’ highest court and insisted that even if the punishment stands he will return to challenge for more Tour titles.


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.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard prep basketball Division tournament schedules Division 3-6A

At Clinton High School Boys Tuesday Vicksburg 69, Greenville-Weston 64 Friday Vicksburg vs. Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Girls Tuesday Greenville-Weston 41, Clinton 37 Warren Central 39, Vicksburg 37 Friday Warren Central vs. Greenville-Weston, 6 p.m. ———

Division 7-1A

At Natchez Cathedral Boys Tuesday Hinds AHS 111, St. Aloysius 36 Cathedral vs. Bogue Chitto, n Thursday Cathedral-Bogue Chitto winner vs. Piney Woods, 5:30 p.m. Hinds AHS vs. West Lincoln, 8:30 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 5:30 p.m. Championship game, 8:30 p.m. Girls Tuesday Piney Woods 70, St. Aloysius 56 West Lincoln 37, Cathedral 32 Thursday Piney Woods vs. Hinds AHS, 4 p.m. West Lincoln vs. Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. Friday Consolation game, 4 p.m. Championship game, 7 p.m. ———

District 5-A

At Rebul Academy Girls Feb. 6 Veritas 51, Park Place 19 Rebul 60, Porters Chapel 18 Tuesday Newton Academy 34, Russell Christian 27 Friday Newton Academy vs. Mt. Salus, 4 p.m. Veritas vs. Rebul, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 2 p.m. Championship game, 4:30 p.m. Boys Feb. 6 Mt. Salus 61, Park Place 58 Tuesday Russell Christian 54, Veritas 33 Newton Academy 57, Rebul 37 Friday Newton Academy vs. Russell Christian, 5:15 p.m. Mt. Salus vs. Porters Chapel, 7:45 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 3:15 p.m. Championship game, 5:45 p.m. ———


Warren Central 6 17 10 6 — 39 Vicksburg 16 8 8 5 — 37 Warren Central (39) Denitra Bracey 10, Lovette 6, Stamps 6, J’N. Ratliff 5, Farmer 4, Tuggle 4, Walker 2, Daniels 2. Vicksburg (37) Ama Arkoful 14, Kailin Young 10, Mayfield 5, Vaughn 3, Smith 2, Foy 2, Morris 1.


Vicksburg 22 11 19 17 — 69 Greenville-Weston 11 8 23 22 — 64 Vicksburg (69) Romeo Carter 16, DeAndre King 16, Edward Davis 15, De’Angelo Richardson 10, T. Carter 9, Ward 3. Greenville-Weston (64) Javorian Lawrence 25, Nate Watkins 16, Davis 8, Wilson 6, Clark 4, Suber 3, Jac. Lawrence 2.


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Kentucky............. 10 0 1.000 24 1 .960 Florida................. 7 2 .778 19 5 .792 Mississippi St... 5 3 .625 18 5 .783 Vanderbilt........... 5 3 .625 16 7 .696 Alabama............. 5 4 .556 16 7 .696 Arkansas............. 4 4 .500 16 7 .696 Ole Miss............ 4 4 .500 14 8 .636 LSU..................... 3 5 .375 13 9 .591 Tennessee.......... 3 5 .375 11 12 .478 Auburn................ 3 7 .300 13 11 .542 Georgia............... 1 7 .125 10 12 .455 South Carolina... 1 7 .125 9 13 .409 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Kentucky 78, Florida 58 Alabama 68, Auburn 50 Today’s Games Arkansas at Georgia, 7 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee, 7 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Southern Miss.. 7 1 .875 20 3 .870 Tulsa................... 7 2 .778 14 9 .609 Memphis............. 6 2 .750 16 7 .696 UCF.................... 6 3 .667 17 6 .739 Marshall.............. 5 4 .556 14 9 .609 Rice.................... 4 5 .444 13 11 .542 UAB.................... 4 5 .444 9 13 .409 Tulane................. 3 6 .333 15 8 .652 UTEP.................. 3 6 .333 10 13 .435 East Carolina...... 3 6 .333 12 10 .545 Houston.............. 3 6 .333 10 11 .476 SMU.................... 2 7 .222 10 13 .435 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Marshall at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Rice at Houston, 7 p.m. TCU at SMU, 7 p.m. Tulsa at UTEP, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT MVSU................. 11 0 1.000 12 11 .522 Southern U......... 9 2 .818 13 11 .542 Prairie View........ 6 4 .600 10 13 .435 Texas Southern.. 6 4 .600 7 15 .318 Alabama St......... 5 6 .455 8 15 .348 Alcorn St........... 4 7 .364 7 16 .304 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 7 .364 5 19 .208 Alabama A&M.... 3 8 .273 5 15 .250 Jackson St........ 3 8 .273 5 18 .217 Grambling St...... 3 8 .273 3 18 .143 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Top 25 Schedule

Tuesday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky 78, No. 8 Florida 58 No. 3 Ohio St. 87, Purdue 84 Evansville 65, No. 17 Creighton 57

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Today’s Games 2 Syracuse vs. No. 12 Georgetown, 6 p.m. 5 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Duke, 8 p.m. 6 Baylor vs. No. 7 Kansas, 6 p.m. 11 Michigan St. vs. Penn St., 5:30 p.m. 15 Florida St. at Boston College, 6 p.m. 19 Virginia vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 p.m. 22 Michigan at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games 9 Murray St. vs. Tennessee St., 7 p.m. 16 Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga, 10 p.m. 20 Mississippi St. vs. Ole Miss, 6 p.m. 21 Wisconsin at Minnesota, 6 p.m. 23 Indiana vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Game Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Ole Miss at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Delta St. at West Georgia, 7 p.m. Faulkner at William Carey, 7:30 p.m. Mobile at Belhaven, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi College at Texas-Dallas, 7:30 p.m.Tuesday’s Scores EAST Farmingdale 89, Yeshiva 67 Hartford 76, UMBC 70 Mount St. Mary (NY) 98, Mount St. Vincent 73 NYU 73, New Paltz 61 Philadelphia 65, Chestnut Hill 58 Regis 71, Lesley 59 Villanova 74, Providence 72 SOUTH Alabama 68, Auburn 50 Benedict 56, Miles 48 Berea 73, Asbury 71 Campbell 81, Coastal Carolina 75 Clayton St. 62, Georgia College 55 E. Kentucky 59, Mid Continent 41 Hampden-Sydney 140, Patrick Henry 40 Indiana-Southeast 75, Brescia 50 Kentucky 78, Florida 58 Kentucky St. 73, Lane 63 Maryland 64, Clemson 62 Morehouse 80, Fort Valley St. 74 Tuskegee 77, Claflin 75, 2OT MIDWEST Carthage 97, Wheaton (Ill.) 69 Chicago St. 63, IPFW 57 Evansville 65, Creighton 57 Goshen 97, Mount Vernon Nazarene 60 Kansas St. 65, Texas Tech 46 Maranatha Baptist 70, Northland 57 Minn.-Morris 88, North Central (Minn.) 75 Ohio St. 87, Purdue 84 Taylor 74, Spring Arbor 65 Walsh 115, Point Park 78 Webster 76, Principia 67 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 69, Iowa St. 67

Central Division

W Chicago.........................21 Indiana...........................17 Milwaukee......................10 Cleveland.......................9 Detroit............................6

L 6 7 14 14 20

W Oklahoma City...............20

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L 5

GB — 3 4 14 16

Pct GB .778 — .708 2 1/2 .417 9 1/2 .391 10 .231 14 1/2

Pct GB .654 — .560 2 1/2 .560 2 1/2 .480 4 1/2 .160 12 1/2 Pct .800

W 33 28 27 21 22

L 16 20 22 24 24

OT 2 6 7 9 6

Pts 68 62 61 51 50

W 28 24 25 23 20

L 21 17 24 24 25

OT 4 11 6 5 9

Pts 60 59 56 51 49

GF 141 173 150 163 126

GA 103 157 148 141 150

GF 180 168 162 140 126

GA 111 157 174 147 154

GF 149 131 131 148 137

GA 149 149 151 176 165

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

W 35 31 32 29 15

L 17 14 17 18 32

OT 2 7 5 7 6

Pts 72 69 69 65 36

GF 172 129 152 171 123

GA 129 106 140 163 175

Northwest Division

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

W 33 25 27 24 21

L 15 20 25 22 27

OT 5 8 3 7 5

Pts 71 58 57 55 47

GF 171 122 140 126 141

GA 133 136 153 144 158

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose.........50 29 15 6 64 145 117 Los Angeles....54 26 18 10 62 118 117 Phoenix............54 25 21 8 58 143 143 Dallas...............52 27 23 2 56 137 148 Anaheim..........52 20 24 8 48 135 156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 1, Philadelphia 0, SO Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2, SO Vancouver 4, Nashville 3, SO New Jersey 1, N.Y. Rangers 0 Washington 4, Florida 0 Columbus 3, Minnesota 1 St. Louis 3, Ottawa 1 Los Angeles 3, Tampa Bay 1 Winnipeg 2, Toronto 1 Phoenix 4, Dallas 1 Colorado 5, Chicago 2 Today’s Games Boston at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 6 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

2012 Warren County schedules Vicksburg High

Pct GB .720 — .583 3 1/2 .400 8 .308 10 1/2 .308 10 1/2

Northwest Division

Pts 71 67 65 65 52

prep baseball

Southwest Division L 9 11 11 13 21

OT 5 7 3 5 8

Central Division

WESTERN CONFERENCE W San Antonio...................17 Dallas.............................14 Houston.........................14 Memphis........................12 New Orleans.................4

L 13 16 19 19 22

GB —

Date Opponent Time Feb. 18.... b-vs. Lawrence County............ 1:45 p.m. Feb. 18.................. at Brookhaven............ 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25.......................o-vs. Purvis............ 1:30 p.m. Feb. Oak Grove................. 4 p.m. March 1............. m-vs. North Pike................. 7 p.m. March 2.........m-vs. Cullman, Ala.................. 7 p.m. March 3....... m-vs. Davidson, Ala................ 10 a.m. March 6.......... *at Warren Central................. 7 p.m. March 9...............*Warren Central................. 7 p.m. March 10..................... Yazoo City................... Noon March Oak Grove................. 1 p.m. March 12...................... at Sumrall............... 11 a.m. March 20........*Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. March 23........*Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. March 27......................*at Clinton................. 7 p.m. March 30.......................... *Clinton................. 7 p.m. March 31.............................. Pearl................. 1 p.m. March 31................... Port Gibson................. 4 p.m. April 3............. *at Warren Central................. 7 p.m. April 5.............*Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. April 7................ Jefferson County............... 11 a.m. April 7............... Lawrence County................. 4 p.m. April 10.........................*at Clinton................. 7 p.m. April 13............................ Brandon................ 7 p.m. April Yazoo City............ 2:30 p.m. *Division 3-6A games b-at Brookhaven; o-at Oak Grove; m-Mid-Mississippi Classic, at Pearl, Madison Central and Brandon ———

Warren Central

March 1...m-at Jackson Academy............ 4:30 p.m. March 2......... m-vs. Hillcrest, Ala............. 2:30 p.m. March 3.........m-vs. Cullman, Ala.................. 3 p.m. March 6........................*Vicksburg................. 7 p.m. March 9................... *at Vicksburg................. 7 p.m. March 10.................. at Ridgeland................. 1 p.m. March Madison Central................. 6 p.m. March Jackson Academy.......... 1:30 p.m. March 13.................. mc-vs. Terry............... 11 a.m. March 13.......... mc-vs. Lewisburg................. 4 p.m. March 17.......................... at Pearl................. 7 p.m. March 20......................*at Clinton................. 7 p.m. March 23.......................... *Clinton................. 7 p.m. March 24...................... Lewisburg................... Noon March 24............ Madison Central................. 5 p.m. March 27... *at Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. March 30........*Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. April 3...........................*Vicksburg................. 7 p.m. April 5...........................*at Clinton................. 7 p.m. April 6.............................. Brandon................. 2 p.m. April Brandon................. 1 p.m. April 10...... *at Greenville-Weston................. 7 p.m. April Northwest Rankin................. 6 p.m. April Madison Central................. 4 p.m. April 16...................... Port Gibson................. 7 p.m. *Division 3-6A games t-at Terry; m-Mid-Mississippi Classic, at Jackson Academy and Brandon; mc-at Madison Central ———

St. Aloysius



Pct .760 .640 .600 .200 .120

W 33 30 31 30 22

Southeast Division

GP Washington......53 Florida..............52 Winnipeg..........55 Tampa Bay......52 Carolina...........54


L 6 9 10 20 22

GB — 2 1/2 5 1/2 7 7 1/2

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............51 Toronto............54 Ottawa.............56 Montreal...........54 Buffalo.............52

EAST Cincinnati 60, Providence 56 Mount St. Mary (NY) 54, Mount St. Vincent 36 Notre Dame 74, Syracuse 55 Philadelphia 75, Chestnut Hill 57 Regis 69, Bay Path 43 Union (NY) 59, William Smith 47 SOUTH Alice Lloyd 77, Cincinnati-Clermont 62 Asbury 75, Berea 55 Benedict 59, Miles 46 Bridgewater (Va.) 77, Randoph 66 Clayton St. 81, Georgia College 56 Indiana-Southeast 75, Brescia 61 Kentucky Christian 65, Ohio Christian 53 Kentucky St. 73, Lane 56 Tuskegee 76, Claflin 54 UConn 56, Louisville 46 Washington & Lee 78, Randolph-Macon 67 MIDWEST Cardinal Stritch 73, St. Francis (Ill.) 62 Edgewood 68, Marian (Wis.) 53 Lakeland 54, Concordia (Wis.) 50 Marantha Baptist 74, Northland 44 Minn.-Morris 76, North Central (Minn.) 59 Walsh 48, Point Park 46 SOUTHWEST Texas Southern 54, Houston Baptist 44

Southeast Division

Pct .682 .560 .440 .364 .360

Atlantic Division

Tuesday’s Women’s Scores

W Miami.............................19 Atlanta...........................16 Orlando..........................15 Washington....................5 Charlotte........................3

L 7 11 14 14 16

5 6 6 1/2 7

Tuesday’s Games Indiana 104, Utah 99 Boston 94, Charlotte 84 Miami 107, Cleveland 91 Minnesota 86, Sacramento 84 Phoenix 107, Milwaukee 105 Oklahoma City 119, Golden State 116 Today’s Games L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Washington, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at Portland, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday’s Games No. 2 Notre Dame 74, Syracuse 55 No. 3 UConn 56, No. 20 Louisville 46 Today’s Games No. 6 Miami vs. No. 23 North Carolina, 6 p.m. No. 14 Georgetown vs. Seton Hall, 6 p.m. No. 15 Texas A&M vs. Kansas St., 7 p.m. No. 25 St. Bonaventure at Massachusetts, 4 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 4 Stanford vs. Southern Cal, 8 p.m. No. 5 Duke at Boston College, 6 p.m. No. 8 Maryland at Clemson, 6 p.m. No. 9 Green Bay vs. Detroit, 7 p.m. No. 10 Ohio St. at Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 11 Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. No. 12 Delaware vs. Old Dominion, 6 p.m. No. 13 Nebraska vs. Michigan, 7:05 p.m. No. 18 Penn St. vs. Wisconsin, 6 p.m. No. 19 Gonzaga at BYU, 8 p.m. No. 24 South Carolina at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ———

L 7 10 15 18 18

Pacific Division

W L.A. Clippers..................15 L.A. Lakers....................14 Phoenix..........................11 Golden State.................8 Sacramento...................9

.600 .560 .542 .520


Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Atlantic Division

10 11 11 12


women’s basketball

W Philadelphia...................18 Boston...........................14 New York.......................10 New Jersey...................8 Toronto..........................8

Denver...........................15 Portland.........................14 Utah...............................13 Minnesota......................13

Date Opponent Time Feb. 24............................. at Terry................. 6 p.m. Feb. 25................ t-vs. Hazlehurst............... 10 a.m. Feb. 28................................. Pearl................. 7 p.m.

Date Opponent Time Feb. 17.............l-vs. Scott Central.......... 11:30 a.m. Feb. Lake.......... 12:45 p.m. Feb. 25........... at Madison-St. Joe............... 11 a.m. Feb. 25.......... j-vs. Univ. Christian................. 2 p.m. Feb. 27.............Greenville-St. Joe................. 7 p.m. March Bayside Academy............ 3:30 p.m. March St. Andrew’s................. 6 p.m. March 6........................ Tri-County............ 6:30 p.m. March 9....... at Greenville-St. Joe................. 7 p.m. March 10........................Riverside................. 4 p.m. March 12................. m-vs. Morton............ 1:50 p.m. March 12............ m-vs. Enterprise................. 4 p.m. March 14.....................m-vs. Lake.......... 11:50 a.m. March 14.................m-vs. Puckett................. 4 p.m. March 20............*at Bogue Chitto................. 7 p.m. March 23................ *Bogue Chitto................. 7 p.m. March 24....... r-vs. Yazoo County................. 1 p.m. March 24................... at Riverside................. 3 p.m. March 27................ *West Lincoln................. 7 p.m. March 30............ *at West Lincoln................. 7 p.m. March Tri-County................. 2 p.m. April 10.........................*Cathedral................. 7 p.m. April 13.................... *at Cathedral................. 7 p.m. April 14..................... St. Andrew’s................. 7 p.m. *Division 7-1A games l-at Lake; j-at Madison-St. Joe; m-at Meridian; r-at Riverside ———

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Date Opponent Time Feb. Glenbrook................. 3 p.m. Feb. 28............................... *Rebul................. 6 p.m. March 1..........................*at Rebul................. 6 p.m. March 2......... University Christian................. 4 p.m. March 5.......................... at ACCS................. 7 p.m. March 6................... *Veritas (DH)................. 4 p.m. March 10....................... Cathedral................. 3 p.m. March 12............ *at Newton Aca.................. 1 p.m. March 13.................*Newton Aca.................. 1 p.m. March 20............... *at Park Place................. 6 p.m. March 23....................*Park Place................. 6 p.m. March Univ. Christian............... 11 a.m. March 27......*at Russell Christian................. 3 p.m. March 29.......... *Russell Christian................. 6 p.m. March 31...................... Glenbrook................. 3 p.m. April 3.*at Calvary Christian (DH)................. 3 p.m. April 7..................................ACCS................. 3 p.m. April 10.......... University Christian................. 6 p.m. April Cathedral................. 7 p.m. *District 5-A games

nascar 2012 Sprint Cup schedule

Feb. 18 - Budweiser Shootout, Daytona, Fla. (Fox) Feb. 23 - Gatorade Duel, Daytona, Fla. (Speed) Feb. 26 - Daytona 500, Daytona, Fla. (Fox) March 4 - Subway Fresh Fit 500, Phoenix (Fox) March 11 - Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Fox) March 18 - Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Fox) March 25 - Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Fox) April 1 - Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Martinsville, Va. (Fox) April 14 - Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Fox) April 22 - STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Fox) April 28 - Richmond International Raceway (Fox) May 6 - Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (Fox) May 12 - Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Fox) x-May 19 - Sprint Showdown, Charlotte, N.C. (Speed) x-May 19 - Sprint All-Star Race, Charlotte, N.C. (Speed) May 27 - Coca-Cola 600, Charlotte, N.C. (Fox) June 3 - Dover International Speedway (Fox) June 10 - Pocono 400, Pocono, Pa. (TNT) June 17 - Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (TNT)

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-6 La. Pick 4: 6-4-7-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-9 La. Pick 4: 4-8-7-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-1 La. Pick 4: 4-4-1-6 Mega Millions: 17-23-30-37-45 Megaball: 4; Megaplier; 4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-0 La. Pick 4: 1-2-0-1 Easy 5: 5-11-12-31-3 La. Lotto: 3-20-21-24-28-35 Powerball: 8-13-17-34-59 Powerball: 35 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-4 La. Pick 4: 0-0-8-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-8-4 La. Pick 4: 5-6-6-0 Mega Millions: 7-19-21-49-53 Megaball: 35; Megaplier: 4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-5-0 La. Pick 4: 0-3-4-1 Easy 5: 19-21-25-32-33 La. Lotto: 6-15-17-19-21-36 Powerball: 15-23-43-45-56 Powerball: 7

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Durant’s bank shot is money for Thunder By The Associated Press

points and Jared Dudley added 19 for the Suns, who have won three straight. Nash had 18 points and 11 assists. Drew Gooden scored a season-high 25 for the Bucks, who have lost three straight.

Kevin Durant hit a go-ahead bank shot with 14.2 seconds remaining, and the NBAleading Oklahoma City Thunder overcame career performances by former Lanier High star Monta Ellis and David Lee to beat the Golden State Warriors 119-116 on Tuesday night. Durant finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Russell Westbrook added 31 points and seven rebounds to give Oklahoma City its fourth win in five games. After rallying for a thrilling overtime victory at Portland a night earlier, the Thunder had to sweat out another frantic finish. Ellis scored a career-high 48 points, and Lee had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second career triple-double. Ellis and Brandon Rush both missed 3-pointers in the closing seconds to tie or take the lead.

Celtics 94, Bobcats 84 Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics’ career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as Boston increased its winning streak to five with a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Pierce needed nine points to tie Bird’s total of 21,791. He had seven points at halftime, then hit a 3-pointer with 10:23 left in the third quarter to pass Bird. Pierce nearly celebrated the milestone with a tripledouble, coming up just short with nine assists and eight rebounds. Rajon Rondo added 14 assists and 10 points, Kevin Garnett scored 22 and Ray Allen finished with 17 points. Reggie Williams scored 21 for the Bobcats, who lost their

T-Wolves 86, Kings 84

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Former Lanier High and Golden State guard Monta Ellis reacts after a foul call Tuesday. 12th straight despite staying within 11 points through the first three quarters.

Heat 107, Cavaliers 91 Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James added 24 against his former team and the Miami Heat tuned up for a long road trip by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chris Bosh finished with 15 points for the Heat, who have won 11 of their last 13 games. Mario Chalmers and Udonis Haslem each scored 14 for Miami, which starts a stretch of five road games in seven nights at Orlando on Wednesday, then caps the trip with a visit to Cleveland on Feb. 17.

Antawn Jamison scored 25 points and had nine rebounds for Cleveland, which got 17 from Alonzo Gee, and 16 points, six rebounds and six assists from Kyrie Irving.

Suns 107, Bucks 105 Steve Nash hit a driving layup with 5 seconds left, giving the Phoenix Suns a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Michael Redd scored 14 points and came away with a win against his former team, but it wasn’t easy. The Suns blew a big lead in the second half and had to rally at the end. Marcin Gortat scored 21

Nikola Pekovic had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Michael Beasley added 17 points and 14 boards to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Sacramento Kings in their first game without the suspended Kevin Love. Ricky Rubio had 14 assists and five steals and Derrick Williams scored seven of his 14 points in the final four minutes to give the Timberwolves their third straight win. DeMarcus Cousins had 10 points and 11 rebounds while battling foul trouble for most of the game. Jimmer Fredette scored all 13 of his points in the final period. But Tyreke Evans and Cousins combined to shoot just 8 for 26 to snap their three-game winning streak.

Pacers 104, Jazz 99 Danny Granger scored 12 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Darren Collison had 25 points to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Utah Jazz. Collison shot 10 of 14 from the floor, and added five assists. Paul Millsap had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost their second straight game at the end of a back-toback. The Jazz trailed 84-77 at the end of the third quarter and scored eight straight to take a lead, but were never able to pull away.

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Warren Central’s Denitra Bracey attempts to pass the ball around Vicksburg’s Aleeshah Smith at Clinton High School Tuesday.

WC Continued from Page D1. Hartzog said. “Give it to Warren Central. They beat us. They get to move on.” Six of Vicksburg’s points came in the final minute of the third quarter, when Arkoful scored on two straight possessions and assisted on another basket to cut WC’s lead to 33-32. That flurry ended a stretch in which Vicksburg went 2-for-13 from the field. The Missy Gators, though, never regained the lead once they lost it. WC extended its lead again after Arkoful’s binge, and led 39-35 with a minute left. A layup by Young cut that to two points, and the Missy Gators had one last chance in the final seconds. They got two steals, but Arkoful missed a layup and a long jumper in the final 10 seconds. After J’Nitra Ratliff missed a free throw for WC with 3.8 seconds to go — the only free throw the Lady Vikes shot in the game — Young grabbed the rebound. Her attempt at a long pass was deflected as it left her hand and wandered harmlessly out of bounds as the clock ran out.

(G) Greenville 41, Clinton 37 Brianna Wright scored all 10 of her team’s points in the fourth quarter to help topseeded Greenville-Weston

avoid an upset against Clinton. Wright finished with 21 points, 19 rebounds, four blocks and four steals for the Honey Bees (20-7), who shot just 34 percent (16-for-47) for the game and were 1-for-11 from 3-point range. Greenville’s poor shooting allowed Clinton to stay in the game, and the Lady Arrows (7-19) had several chances to tie it in the final minute. They had the ball three times while trailing by two points and turned it over each time. Kiana Walker also missed a layup with 4.9 seconds left and the score 39-37. Wright was fouled, hit two free throws to seal it, and Clinton turned it over one last time with a second to go. Walker led Clinton with 10 points, and Alivia Hughes and Selena Slater scored nine apiece. Takayla Dukes had 12 points and eight rebounds for Greenville.

(G) Piney Woods 70, St. Aloysius 56 Allie Willis scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as Piney Woods ended St. Al’s season in the Division 7-1A Tournament opening round at Cathedral in Natchez. Ann Garrison Thomas added 14 for the Lady Flashes.

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Florida’s Bradley Beal, left, pressures Kentucky’s Marquis Teague Tuesday. Kentucky won 78-58.

Top-ranked Kentucky knocks out Florida By The Associated Press Doron Lamb struggled to explain why top-ranked Kentucky could roll so easily over No. 8 Florida. It’s much easier for the Wildcats to talk about their goal. “I told somebody we were going to blow them out today. I just felt it coming,” said Lamb, who finished with 18 points in a 78-58 victory Tuesday night. “I knew it was coming for some reason. I don’t know why.” Freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kentucky easily passed its toughest Southeastern Conference test to date for its 49th straight home win. “We have this little swagger,” freshman Anthony Davis said. “We just want to go out there and play hard and win. We’re very capable of win-

ning a national championship if we keep playing how we’re playing.” The Wildcats (24-1, 10-0) matched their best start in league play since 2005 thanks to three freshmen starters who have jelled into a formidable defense to go along with their high-powered offense. “We play together so well — we enjoy playing together on offense and defense. We communicate. We just have fun out there,” said Marquis Teague, who had 12 points and a career-best 10 assists. “It makes us play harder when you enjoy who you’re playing with.” Davis added 16 points for Kentucky, which won its 16th straight overall and ended Florida’s run of seven consecutive wins. Kenny Boynton led the Gators (19-5, 7-2) with 18 points,

but the team with the nation’s most 3-pointers this season went 6 of 27 from behind the arc and shot 34.9 percent overall from the field. One of the last remaining questions for a team that continues to believe it can play for a national championship in just under two months had been the quality of opponents the Wildcats had faced after not meeting a ranked team in over a month. “The one thing I like about their team is I love their disposition on the floor,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “There’s a certain disposition you have to have and I’m not talking about an arrogance or a cockiness, but there’s like a focus level in terms of what really goes into winning at that level. There’s a mentality there.” Florida scored the first two

baskets of the second half to cut it to 38-30, but Kentucky answered with an 11-0 run sparked when Teague and Darius Miller hit consecutive 3-pointers.

Alabama 68, Auburn 50 JaMychal Green scored 19 points and Trevor Releford added 15, leading Alabama to a victory over rival Auburn. The Crimson Tide (16-7, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) won its third straight since a four-game losing streak, and this time did it without suspended star Tony Mitchell. Alabama used a 19-6 run to build a 19-point lead by the midpoint of the second half and coasted to its fourth consecutive win in the rivalry. Green made 8 of 13 shots, including his second 3-pointer of the season.

quarter buzzer to give VHS a 52-42 lead and Edward Davis’ basket with just over six minutes to go in the game made it 55-44. “If you’re going to win, you’re going to have to make some big shots, and we made a ton of them,” Robinson said. Javorian Lawrence then led one last Greenville comeback by hitting a 3-pointer and a jumper to cut it to 58-52. Another 3-pointer by Steve Suber and a putback layup by Nate Watkins made it 61-57 with two minutes left. And that was as close as the Hornets got. Davis and Carter each hit a free throw, and Tre’Darius Carter dropped in a press-breaking layup to give the Gators a 65-59 lead with 39.7 seconds to go. Vicksburg hit a few free throws to extend the margin back to eight points in the closing seconds, before Watkins banked in a long 3-pointer at the buzzer. Watkins finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and

three blocked shots, while Lawrence had a gamehigh 25 points and seven rebounds. Davis finished with 15 points for Vicksburg, De’Angelo Richardson scored 10 and Tre’Darius Carter had nine points and seven rebounds. “They’re veteran kids, and you could see in their face they didn’t want to go home. And then they started playing like they didn‘t want to go home,” Robinson said of Greenville’s comeback. “We’re a young team and made a few mistakes here and there. Tonight, we were just able to overcome it.”

Hinds AHS 111, St. Aloysius 36 Hinds AHS got 30 points from KaJuan Williams as the War Dawgs blasted the Flashes in the Division 7-1A Tournament at Cathedral in Natchez. Kameron Reed led St. Al (1-22) with 12 points.


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Memphis set to leap to Big East Conference


By The Associated Press

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the team’s Super Bowl parade in

New York Tuesday. The Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17 on Sunday.

Giants thinking of Super Bowl three-peat INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Coughlin is coming back. Eli Manning is only getting better. And the vast majority of the New York Giants’ starting lineup is under contract. Can anybody say repeat? A day after their 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots, a weary team of partied-out players packed their bags and returned to the team’s headquarters at the Meadowlands and prepared for a parade up the Canyon of Heroes in New York City on Tuesday. “This is what we came here

to do,” linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka said Monday in the hotel lobby before the team left for its flight home. “We accomplished it and now we are going to enjoy it as long as it lasts, The big thing for us is to get one next year. We got one a couple of seasons ago, and had a letdown the next year. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen again.” That was in 2008. The Giants beat the Patriots for the NFL title and won their division in the fall. It was also the year that Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress accidently shot him-

self in the thigh in a New York City nightclub in late November and the Giants were one and done in the playoffs without him. This is a different team. It’s a much closer, one that Coughlin has transformed into a tough-minded group that doesn’t give up when hit with adversity. Injuries, a four-game midseason losing streak and a pitiful performance against Washington that dropped their record to 7-7 could not break their resolve. “It’s special. To go from 7-7

to world champions is pretty special,” said punter Steve Weatherford, one of 20 unrestricted free agents who will be able to test the market next month unless re-signed. “I can’t say enough about this team, how tough these guys are. How resilient these guys are. I mean a lot of teams at 7-7 are making plans for January for a family vacation. There wasn’t one guy in our locker room who was ready to give up at that point. Our coach does a great job of when our backs are against the wall and we can’t lose, we don’t.”

Patriots eager for another Super Bowl shot INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Less than an hour after losing the Super Bowl again, Tom Brady slowly slipped on his dark vest and suit jacket and walked to the postgame podium. The next time he puts on his New England Patriots uniform, he hopes to start another, more successful, run toward the NFL championship. “I’ll keep coming to this game and keep trying,” the quarterback said. “I’d rather come to this game and lose

than not get here.” He and the Patriots have been there five times in the last 11 years. But their 21-17 loss on Sunday night was their second straight to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl. Brady won his first 10 postseason games — and three Super Bowls — with the Patriots. Since then they’re 6-6 in the postseason with a sevenyear drought since their last championship. Now what?

Some of the biggest issues facing the Patriots this offseason is whether to re-sign Wes Welker, who to take with their two draft choices in the first round and two in the second and how to build a mediocre defense and an inconsistent running game. Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions but dropped a pass, a bit off target, with about four minutes left that would have put the Patriots at about the Giants 20-yard line with a 17-15 lead. Team owner

Robert Kraft wants him back and Brady said, “He’s a phenomenal player and teammate and I love that guy.” Welker is likely to return. He would have a different offensive coordinator. Josh McDaniels, who held that position from 2006-08, rejoined the team as an offensive assistant for the playoffs after serving in that spot with the St. Louis Rams. He replaces Bill O’Brien, who left to succeed Joe Paterno as head coach at Penn State.

Memphis is the latest school to sign up for a spot in the new Big East. A person familiar with the decision says Memphis is joining the Big East for all sports in 2013.. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement would be made today. The Big East announced it would hold a teleconference with Commissioner John Marinatto, University of Memphis President Shirley C. Raines and Memphis Athletic director R.C. Johnson, though it did not give any details about what would be discussed. Johnson said a new conference would be held in Memphis after the teleconference to discuss the university’s athletic affiliation. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) couldn’t wait until the news became official to celebrate. “I am thrilled that my hometown team and alma mater the University of Memphis is being invited to join the Big East,” Cohen said in a statement. “Joining the Big East will not only be great for the University of Memphis, but it will be an economic catalyst for the City of Memphis. “Thanks to Louisville Coach Rick Pitino for his strong support. And Congratulations to Dr. Shirley Raines and R.C. Johnson.” The Tigers will become the fourth Conference USA team to move to the Big East in the last two months, along with Houston, Central Florida and SMU. first reported Memphis was on the verge of joining the Big East. Memphis is the seventh future member the Big East has added in the last two months, but the first that brings more value in basketball than football. The Tigers haven’t had a winning record in football since 2007, but the men’s basketball team has been a Top 25 mainstay. The Big East is trying to replace basketball powers Syracuse and Pittsburgh and West Virginia, and create a football league with at least 12 teams. Syracuse and Pitts-

sports arena Submit items by e-mail at; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Clear Creek Women’s Golf Club The Clear Creek Women’s Golf Club will accept registration for its nine-hole golf league through Feb. 27. The spring league will begin March 5 and end June 10. Registration fee is $10 per player. Handicaps and flights will be established by April 1. All ages welcome. To register, sign up at the Clear Creek clubhouse, call Karen Carroll at 601-831-1522 or e-mail her at ccwgc9@aol. com.

AJGT Oak Wing Junior Golf Classic Junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour Oak Wing Junior Classic in Alexandria, La. on Feb. 25-26 .The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. The entry fee includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and trophies in four age divisions. The tournament extended registration deadline is Feb. 22 at noon. To enter the event, call 318-4022446 or enter online at www.

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association report The Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association season kicks off on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Clear Creek clubhouse. All women golfers are encouraged to attend and register for membership. Beginning golfers are welcome, with no skill level requirement. Following registration, ladies may choose to play a round (weather permitting). For information, visit or call Linda McHann at 631-630-0406.

Vicksburg-WC alumni football There is an alumni football game planned for April, which will feature former players from Vicksburg High and Warren Central. An organizational meeting on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Pizza Hut on Clay Street, and anyone interested in playing should attend. There will be a $100 registration fee to play in the game, which will be used to cover the cost of equipment and referees. For more information, call Deonta Selvy at 601-529-9443.

Parks and recreation softball umpires The Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department is looking for softball umpires for both the youth fast-

pitch and adult slow-pitch season. Prospective umpires need to fill out city employment forms, which can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office on 100 Army-Navy Drive. For information, call Joseph Graves at 601-6344514.

Hinds to host soccer tryouts Tryouts for the Hinds Community College women’s soccer team will be held on Feb. 16, at Tom Sheppard Field on the Raymond campus. There will be a campus tour at 4 p.m., followed by the tryout at 6. For information, call head coach Marcille McLendon at 601857-3331 or e-mail her at marion.mclendon@hindscc. edu.

Run Thru History registration The 33rd annual Run Thru History is scheduled for March 3 at the Vicksburg National Military Park at 8:30 a.m. The fees are $25 for the 10K run, $25 for the 5K walk and $12 for the one-mile fun run for ages 15 and under before Feb. 27. After that, it is $30 for the 10K and $30 for the 5K walk. Raceday registration begins at 7 a.m. and concludes at 8 a.m. Race packets can be picked up from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Battlefield Inn or at registration on race day. Runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt, refresh-

ments and live music. For information, visit, call Casey Custer at 601-638-1071 or e-mail him at

Zeke West Bass Tournament The fourth annual Zeke West Memorial Bass Tournament is scheduled for March 3 at Lake Providence, La. Launch will be at safe daylight from airport landing and the tournament will con-

clude at 3 p.m. The tournament is a team format with a fee of $110 per boat with an optional $10 big bass pot. Payout is a guaranteed $2,000 for first place. The tournament benefits a scholarship in the memory of Zeke West for a deserving area senior going to college and majoring in an outdoors field. To register, send a check payable to the Zeke West Memorial Foundation to Bill Deweese at 1206 Carroll Street, Tallulah, La. 71282. For information, call Dew-

college athletics burgh are leaving for the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia is headed to the Big 12. The Big East has been adding new future members for the last two months. In December, Boise State and San Diego State agreed to join for football only in 2013, along with SMU, UCF and Houston. When West Virginia, Syracuse and Pitt will leave the Big East is still up in the air. West Virginia has sued the Big East in an effort to join the Big 12 in 2012. The Big East filed a countersuit trying to force WVU to abide by the conference’s bylaws, which require a 27-month notification period for schools to depart.

Big Ten exploring 4-team playoff The Big Ten, which helped squash the notion of a fourteam playoff to crown a national champion in college football several years ago, is taking another look. BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said Tuesday night that’s good news. “Our process is working perfectly,” Hancock said. “One of good things about our process is that there’s no timetable so that a deliberate and thoughtful decision can be reached. “The tricky part is our 11 conference commissioners and the Notre Dame AD may have 12 different opinions about the direction we should go over the next six to eight months.” Hancock, who still expects a conclusion in July, said the group of BCS decision-makers will meet again at the end of this month. Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said all of the Big Ten athletic directors are comfortable exploring the possibility of a four-team playoff. “Four is better than two,” Hollis said. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith agreed and said the discussions stem from feedback “that we need to do something different,” especially after the recent BCS title game between LSU and Alabama drew lower ratings that other championship games.

eese at 318-341-3161 or after 5 p.m. at 318-574-0832.

VGSA girls softball registration The Vicksburg Girls Softball Association is conducting registration for fast-pitch softball. Registration will end on Feb. 26. Ages 5 to 18 are accepted. To register, visit the Sports Center, Just Duett Sports, or register on line at Cost is $45 per child.

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Lester Holt is an excellent news anchor for NBC. Where and how did he get his start in broadcasting? —M. Rhodes, Troy, Ala.

“My first on-air job was actually as a disc jockey at a country and western station. The only way I could land a full-time gig was if I was willing to report the news,” says Holt, 52, a native of Marin County, Calif. “I was hooked.” He kept that Sacramento radio gig while earning his degree in government at California State University. Since joining NBC News in 2000, Holt has earned the nickname “Iron Pants.” “When there’s breaking news, I don’t want to leave the chair,” says the Dateline NBC anchor and co-anchor of the weekend edition of Today.


What is Lulu Roman of Hee Haw fame doing today?

—Floyd Roberts, Lake Havasu, Ariz.

I used to watch Annabeth Gish on The X-Files, and recently I saw her in Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, in which she played a ghost. I was wondering if she believes in ghosts herself? —Cary Edmonds, Richmond, Va.

Bag of Bones marked Gish’s second appearance in a TV movie based on the writings of the author famous for his supernatural chillerthrillers. (The first was Desperation in 2006.) “I’m not opposed to believing,” says the Cedar Falls, Iowa-raised actress, 40. “Let’s just put it that way. When you are on a set and you are ‘inviting that world in,’ you can’t help but be sensitive to it.”


I can’t find my favorite show, The Dog Whisperer, anywhere. It was on Nat Geo on Friday nights. Please help. —Wanda Forbuss, West Plains, Mo.

The series, starring canine behavior expert Cesar Millan, 42, now airs Saturdays on the Nat Geo Wild channel. Millan, who was born in Culiacan, Mexico, and became a U.S. citizen in 2009, grew up watching Rin Tin Tin and Lassie on TV. He’s built a new Dog Psychology Center in California’s Santa Clarita Valley, where the facility stretches over 43 acres and includes a sheep herding area, swimming pool, obstacle course and hiking trails.

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Roman, 65, who was born in Dallas, Texas, continues to perform stand-up comedy and Southern gospel music, mainly at Christian venues. One of her passions is serving as a spokeswoman for Compassion International, a child development organization that serves 1.2 million children in 26 countries. “I was born in a home for unwed mothers and dumped in an orphan home. I got a pretty good grip on what these kids are feeling,” she says. The Hee Haw star dropped 200 pounds several years ago after lap band surgery. She plans to release At Last, an album of musical standards, this spring.



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// Lisa and Gary Morris, of Acworth, Ga., review love letters that they’ve written daily to each other over two decades. PAGE 6 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

While most sweethearts exchange romantic ntic cards or notes on Feb. 14, Gary and Lisa Morris, rris, of Acworth, Ga. (pop. 20,425), have found a way to make every day Valentine’s Day. Each h day since 1990, the husband and wife have handwritten a love letter to each other. In all, l, the couple estimates they’ve written more than han 8,000 letters. “I write in the mornings before I go to work,” says Gary, 59, director of the Marietta tta (Ga.) Regional Youth Detention Center. “Lisa isa writes during the day, and then when I gett home from work, we sit down and share what we’ve written to each other.” The couple first began writing down their eir feelings in 1978 while attending Marriagee Encounter, a Christian marriage enrichment ent weekend that uses love letters as a tool to o enhance communication. They liked the intimacy that writing fostered, but found daily ly discipline difficult.



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“After a while, we stopped,” Gary says. “Then in 1990, we went on another Marriage Encounter weekend, and we’ve written each other a letter every day since.” To keep their writing fresh and relevant, the Morrises, who married in 1971 and have two grown children, often identify writing topics of the day. “We may decide to discuss what’s on our ‘bucket list,’ or how we feel about each other, or even discuss harder topics like money or God,” says Lisa, 58, a retired nurse. “It allows us to talk about things that we would never ordinarily talk about. It’s a safe way to communicate, and the whole purpose of the love letters is that it’s a gift of love.” The practice has deepened their marriage. “I don’t know how you can tell someone you love them in a richer way than to say, ‘You’re worth my time, and this is what’s inside of me, and it’s a gift to you,’” Lisa says. Gary agrees. “I’ve read about how precious I am to my wife in her own handwriting and been told that she loves me every day since 1990,” he says. “It’s hard not to take it seriously after 8,000 days in a row.”

Between friends Although they haven’t lived in the same town in nearly three decades, Barbara Birkeland and Eleanor Jean Beck know about each other’s daily lives better than next-door neighbors. That’s because every day for the last 28 years, the pen pals have written a letter to each other. “Eleanor Jean has received letters of joy


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day, you can get it out in the d h lletter.” The pen pals keep every correspondence, which can range from a quick postcard to a 10-page letter. One day, they plan to pass on their letters to their children. “In spite of the fact that our husbands have frequently suggested a shredder as a fitting gift,” Birkeland quips, “we continue to treasure the trove of handwritten letters which, in this day and age, are quickly becoming a thing of the past.” “Who knows?” Beck adds. “Maybe we’ll even turn our letters into a book and call it ‘Between Friends.’”

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The correspondence began in 1984 after a job change forced Birkeland’s family to leave Byron, Minn. (pop. 4,914), where both women lived at the time. The separation initially was difficult for the friends, who first met in 1975 when their children were young. However, their daily letters kept them connected, and over time became therapeutic. “It feels so wonderful to share things with her,” Beck says. “There’s a feeling of unloading a burden. If you’re having a bad

Eleanor Erickson’s love of journaling blossomed in 1982 while attending summer camp following her eighth-grade school year. She opened her Mead marble composition book and began filling the pages with the angst of a 13-year-old girl. “A kid had been kicked out of camp, and I turned to paper and pen to capture what I was feeling,” she recalls. The entry was to be the first of thousands that she wrote sporadically over the years until 2001, when she began the practice of journaling every day. Now 41 and working as a hotel manager in Southport, N.C. (pop. 2,833), Erickson keeps her old composition books on a shelf in her bedroom and instead chronicles her daily life in a leather-bound journal. “My journal has become a safe place where I can go and work through stuff,” she says. “I don’t worry about grammar or (Continued on page 8) A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 7

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Blockbuster @Home (1 disc at a time): Only available with new qualifying DISH Network service activated between 2/01/12 and 5/20/12. For the first 3 months of your subscription, you receive a bundle of Blockbuster @Home for $5/mo (regularly $10/mo) and your programming package at a promotional bundle price. Promotional prices continue for 3 months provided you subscribe to both components of the bundle and do not downgrade. After 3 months, then-current prices apply to each component (unless a separate promotional price still applies to your programming package). Requires online DISH Network account for discs by mail; broadband Internet to stream content; HD DVR to stream to TV. Exchange online rentals for free in-store movie rentals at participating Blockbuster stores. Offer not available in Puerto Rico or U.S. Virgin Islands. Streaming to TV and some channels not available with select packages. Digital Home Advantage plan requires 24-month agreement and credit qualification. Cancellation fee of $17.50/month remaining applies if service is terminated before end of agreement. With qualifying packages, Online Bonus credit requires AutoPay, email opt-in for DISH E-Newsletter, and online redemption no later than 45 days from service activation. After applicable promotional period, then-current price will apply. $10/mo HD add-on fee waived for life of current account; requires 24-month agreement, continuous enrollment in AutoPay with Paperless Billing. Free Standard Professional Installation only. Upfront and monthly fees may apply. Prices, packages, programming and offers subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer available for new and qualified former customers and ends 5/20/12. © 2012, DISH Network L.L.C. All rights reserved.


February 8, 2012